Kanto Route 27

Kanto
Route 27
27番道路
Route 27
Kanto Route 27 HGSS.png
Map description
A road that crosses from Johto to the Kanto region, like a new journey.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Tohjo Falls
 
New Bark Town
Route 27
Route 26
Location
Kanto Route 27
Location of Route 27 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 27 GSC.png
Gen II
Pokémon world routes
Route 26       Route 28

Route 27 (Japanese: 27ばんどうろ Route 27) is a route located in southwestern Kanto. It connects Route 26 in the east to New Bark Town in Johto in the west. The Tohjo Falls are located on this route.

Route description

Route 27 begins as a water-logged route at its western terminus, requiring Trainers to surf east from New Bark Town to reach the first area of land along the route. After making landfall for the first time, a helpful Trainer near the shore will notify other Trainers that they have officially entered Kanto. The route continues east to a three-way intersection. The east path leads to the lower portion of a ledge and, ultimately, a dead end. The lack of a through route to the east forces Trainers to the north, where the path meets the western portal of the Tohjo Falls.

A Trainer awaits at the eastern portal, battling unsuspecting Trainers who exit the area. Also around this area is a house owned by a woman who can detect how devoted a player's Pokémon is to them. If a Trainer shows her that their lead Pokémon is attached to them, the woman will give them TM37 (Sandstorm). This prize is only attainable once regardless of how many different Pokémon are shown to her. South of the house is the aforementioned ledge used to bypass the Tohjo Falls when heading west along the route.

The route crosses a pond before resuming its course on land. This area of the route is home to the lone patch of grass along Route 27. The path of Route 27 follows the grass southeast, passing a Trainer amongst the grass, before arriving at a bridge. There are two Trainers near the starting point, with a third, CooltrainerGSC/Ace TrainerHGSS Reena, on a north-south segment east of the starting location. The beginning of this segment is also the western terminus of an express path that originates on Route 26.

After the battle, Reena will offer to exchange numbers in the Pokégear for future rematches.

East of Reena, the bridge turns east once again, becoming Route 26 eight paces to the east.

There are two water paths, both of which are optional.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, if the player has all eight Johto Badges, Ethan/Lyra will prevent access to this route from New Bark Town until the player completes the in-game event involving the game mascot.

Western water path

Directly south of the west entrance to the Tohjo Falls is a shoreline separating the land-bound route from a water path. The path on water turns east shortly after heading south from the shore, paralleling Route 27 to its terminus on a tiny patch of land containing a Rare Candy.

Eastern water path

The eastern water path is a southern extension to the large water body that encompasses most of eastern Route 27 and southern Route 26. The start of the path is at a whirlpool southeast of Reena's location. The use of Whirlpool is necessary to pass. The path then turns east, landing on an island containing Bird Keeper Jose, another Trainer who will offer to exchange numbers in the Pokégear, as well as TM22 (SolarBeam)GSC or TM02 (Dragon Claw)HGSS.

Items

Item Location Games
  TM22 (SolarBeam) On an isolated area of land south of the bridge (requires Surf and Whirlpool)  G  S  C 
  Rare Candy On a tiny area southeast of the Tohjo Falls (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  TM37 (Sandstorm) From a woman in the house east of the Tohjo Falls if the player's lead Pokémon has high enough friendship  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Nugget On a tiny spit of land at the eastern end of the route only accessible from Route 26 (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  TM02 (Dragon Claw) On an isolated area of land south of the bridge (requires Surf and Whirlpool)  HG  SS 
  Destiny Knot On a ledge northwest of Psychic Eli  HG  SS 
  Revive On a ledge northeast of Psychic Eli (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Big Mushroom On a rock near the eastern end of the route, above a ledge only accessible from Route 26 (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Star Piece Sometimes given by Bird Keeper Jose after the player has his phone number  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
28 30% 0% 0%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
28-30 0% 40% 40%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
30 0% 10% 10%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
30 20%
  Arbok
G S C
  Grass
28 30%
  Arbok
G S C
  Grass
28 30% 30% 0%
  Sandslash
G S C
  Grass
30 5%
  Ponyta
G S C
  Grass
32 5%
  Ponyta
G S C
  Grass
32 5% 5% 0%
  Doduo
G S C
  Grass
28-30 50% 50% 0%
  Doduo
G S C
  Grass
28-30 40% 40% 0%
  Dodrio
G S C
  Grass
30 5% 5% 0%
  Noctowl
G S C
  Grass
28-32 0% 0% 40%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
28 10% 0% 0%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
28-30 0% 0% 50%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
28-32 0% 0% 55%
  Quagsire
G S C
  Grass
28-30 0% 0% 40%
Surfing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 10%
Fishing
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Tentacool
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 20%
  Tentacruel
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
  Shellder
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Chinchou
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 40%
  Lanturn
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
Headbutt tree
(Moderate chances of battle)
  Caterpie
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  Metapod
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Butterfree
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Weedle
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Beedrill
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Ekans
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Headbutt
10 65%
Headbutt tree
(Low chances of battle)
  Caterpie
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Butterfree
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Weedle
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Beedrill
G S C
  Headbutt
10 5%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 15%
  Exeggcute
G S C
  Headbutt
10 20%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Headbutt
10 50%
  Pineco
G S C
  Headbutt
10 30%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 40%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
30 20% 20% 10%
  Arbok
HG SS
  Grass
28 30%
  Sandslash
HG SS
  Grass
20 5%
  Ponyta
HG SS
  Grass
32 5%
  Doduo
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 50% 50% 0%
  Doduo
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 40% 40% 0%
  Dodrio
HG SS
  Grass
30 5% 5% 0%
  Quagsire
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 0% 0% 50%
  Quagsire
HG SS
  Grass
28-30 0% 0% 55%
Surfing
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Surfing
15-20 90%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Surfing
20 10%
Fishing
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
  Tentacool
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 30%
  Shellder
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 3%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Chinchou
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 7%
  Tentacruel
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
  Shellder
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
  Chinchou
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 60%
  Lanturn
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
28-29, 31-32 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
28-29, 31-32 50%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
31-32 30%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
31-32 30%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
28-29 30%
Swarm
  Luvdisc
HG SS
  Swarm
20 60%
Special Pokémon
  Linoone
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
30 20%
  Whismur
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
28 20%
  Bidoof
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
30 20%
  Buizel
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
28 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Cooltrainer Megan
アヤカ Ayaka
Reward:  1536
  Bulbasaur Lv.32
No item
  Ivysaur Lv.32
No item
  Venusaur Lv.32
No item
 
Cooltrainer Blake
ヒデユキ Hideyuki
Reward:  1488
  Magneton Lv.33
No item
  Quagsire Lv.31
No item
  Exeggcute Lv.31
No item
 
Bird Keeper Jose
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  840GS/816C
Requires Surf and Whirlpool
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.35GS/34C
No item
 
Cooltrainer Brian
タクヤ Takuya
Reward:  1680
  Sandslash Lv.35
No item
 
Psychic Gilbert
ハジメ Hajime
Reward:  1088
  Starmie Lv.30
No item
  Exeggcute Lv.30
No item
  Girafarig Lv.34
No item
 
Cooltrainer Reena
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  1488
 
  Starmie Lv.31
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.33
No item
  Starmie Lv.31
No item
Rematch
 
Bird Keeper JoseGS
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  888
After becoming Champion
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.37
No item
 
Bird Keeper JoseGS
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  984
After returning the Machine Part
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.41
No item
 
Bird Keeper JoseC
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  864
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.36
No item
 
Bird Keeper JoseC
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  960
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.40
No item
 
Cooltrainer ReenaGS
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  1584
After becoming Champion
 
  Starmie Lv.33
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.35
No item
  Starmie Lv.33
No item
 
Cooltrainer ReenaGS
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  1776
After returning the Machine Part
 
  Starmie Lv.37
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.39
No item
  Starmie Lv.37
No item
 
Cooltrainer ReenaC
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  1632
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Starmie Lv.34
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.36
No item
  Starmie Lv.34
No item
 
Cooltrainer ReenaC
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  1824
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team
 
  Starmie Lv.38
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.40
  Pink Bow
  Starmie Lv.38
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.


Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
 
Ace Trainer Megan
アヤカ Ayaka
Reward:  1920
  Bulbasaur Lv.32
No item
  Ivysaur Lv.32
No item
  Venusaur Lv.32
No item
 
Ace Trainer Blake
ヒデユキ Hideyuki
Reward:  1860
  Magneton Lv.33
No item
  Quagsire Lv.31
No item
  Exeggcute Lv.31
No item
 
Bird Keeper Jose
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  1280
Requires Surf and Whirlpool
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.40
No item
 
Ace Trainer Brian
タクヤ Takuya
Reward:  2100
  Mareep Lv.35
No item
 
Psychic Eli
ハクセイ Hakusei
Reward:  1088
  Starmie Lv.30
No item
  Exeggcute Lv.30
No item
  Girafarig Lv.34
No item
 
Ace Trainer Reena
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  2160
 
  Growlithe Lv.36
No item
  Nidorina Lv.33
No item
  Staryu Lv.36
No item
Rematch
 
Bird Keeper Jose*
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  1408
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.44
No item
 
Bird Keeper Jose*
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  1408
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.35
No item
  Farfetch'd Lv.45
No item
 
Bird Keeper Jose*
エイジ Eiji
Reward:  1696
 
  Farfetch'd Lv.50
No item
  Farfetch'd Lv.51
No item
  Farfetch'd Lv.53
No item
 
Ace Trainer Reena*
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  2280
 
  Growlithe Lv.38
No item
  Nidorina Lv.36
No item
  Staryu Lv.38
No item
 
Ace Trainer Reena
ナツホ Natsuho
Reward:  2820/3360
 
  Arcanine Lv.47/54
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.43/53
No item
  Starmie Lv.47/56
No item
Trainers with a telephone symbol by their names will give their Pokégear number to the player, and may call or be called for a rematch with higher-level Pokémon.


Differences among generations

In the Generation II games, although it is located in Kanto, this route uses only Johto tile sets as opposed to Kanto's. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the tile sets are instead Johto-style on the west end and Kanto-style on the east end.

Also in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, after entering the Hall of Fame and boarding the S.S. Aqua, the battle music changes from the Johto style to the Kanto style. This change was not present in the original Pokémon Gold and Silver nor in Pokémon Crystal. This also occurs in the Tohjo Falls, Victory Road, Routes 26 and 28.

Like on Route 28 in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player is unable to fly to Johto from this route but can fly to both Kanto and Johto from Route 26 and the Indigo Plateau despite Route 27 being closer to Johto. In Generation II, the player can only fly to Johto from Routes 26-27 and Indigo Plateau prior to boarding the S.S. Aqua the first time. After arriving in Vermilion City, the player cannot fly to Johto from anywhere in Kanto, which includes Routes 26 to 28 and the Indigo Plateau.


Kanto and Johto
               
               
Cities and Towns
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling Road/Pokémon RoadTeam Rocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerKanto Safari Zone/Pal Park/GO Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerJohto Safari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenMt. Silver
Access to
Sevii IslandsSinjoh Ruins


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