Kanto Route 3

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Kanto
Route 3
3番道路
Route 3
Kanto Route 3 HGSS.png
Map description
A road where many rocks have fallen from the sky to create craters.HGSS
A grassy road near the mountainside with large fallen rocks all about.PE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Route 4* and Mt. Moon*
 
Pewter City
Route 3


Location
Kanto Route 3
Location of Route 3 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 3 RBY.png Kanto Route 3 GSC.png Kanto Route 3 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 2       Route 4

Route 3 (Japanese: 番道路 Route 3) is a route located in northwestern Kanto. It connects Pewter City in the west to Route 4 and Mt. Moon in the east.

Route description

For its western half, Route 3 is a split-level route. Heading east from Pewter City, the player encounters a small clearing with some natural obstacles that create a fork in the road, forcing travel north or south, of which the south path curves east and leads to a group of rocky pits (Generation IV only) and a dead end. In order to progress, the player must turn north and then east along the northern half (which, in Generations I and III, is packed with Trainers). At any point, the player can jump the ledges located here to access a middle section of the route between the two ledges. Most of this middle area contains items, as well as another Trainer waiting for battle. By hopping a ledge again, the player is able to travel west toward the pits and then north back to the clearing at the start of the route.

East of the second section of the ledges, the route curves south and then east near a large patch of tall grass containing wild Pokémon, which takes up most of the area. This patch, which contains another Trainer, follows the route until it turns north ahead of a hill. (In Generation IV, the player can go through the grass to reach a ledge running along the southern edge of the route.) From this point, the route makes a backward "S" curve, turning east past the hilly terrain, south past another ledge that leads the route to a large clearing, east again, and finally north, passing a second patch of grass near the end, which has a fence around it as well as a signpost for directions. (In Generation IV, however, the eastern half of the route only goes south-east and does not bring the player north until the second patch of grass.)

The only obstacles along the remainder of the route are a few ledges on either side, which are easily bypassed as the player proceeds north towards the mysterious Mt. Moon cave and Route 4 beyond. Beside the entrance to the cave is a Pokémon Center, one of only two in Kanto that is not located in a populated area (the other one is on Route 10 at the north entrance to Rock Tunnel). In Generation III, Fly is able to return the player to this location instantly, but not in any other Generations. In the Pokémon Center, a man attempts to scam Trainers by selling them the laughably common Magikarp for relatively high prices.

Items

Item Location Games
  Revive ×2  P  E 
  Oran Berry Between the ledges with Youngster Calvin, on the marked square (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Potion Between the ledges south of Youngster Calvin  P  E 
  Poké Ball ×3 South of the ledges south of Youngster Calvin  P  E 
  Lure Next to a bush northeast of Picnicker Robin  P  E 
  Star Piece ×2
  • In the southwest meteor crater (hidden)
  • In the northeast meteor crater (hidden)
 HG  SS 
  Big Root At the end of the elevated ledge, accessed southwest of Firebreather Otis  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion On a boulder west of the Pokémon Center (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 

Berry plant

Item Location Games
  Razz Berry Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the bush near the eastern end of the route  P  E 
  Nanab Berry Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the bush near the eastern end of the route  P  E 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
  Red Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Green Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Pidgey
R B Y
  Grass
6-8 45%
  Rattata
R B Y
  Grass
10, 12 15%
  Spearow
R B Y
  Grass
5-8 45%
  Spearow
R B Y
  Grass
8-12 55%
  Sandshrew
R B Y
  Grass
8, 10 15%
  Jigglypuff
R B Y
  Grass
3, 5, 7 10%
  Mankey
R B Y
  Grass
9 15%
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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
5-10 35% 35% 60%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
5 30% 30% 0%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
5-8 0% 0% 35%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
5-10 0% 0% 65%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
10 10% 10% 20%
  Spearow
G S C
  Grass
5-8 55% 55% 0%
  Spearow
G S C
  Grass
5-8 35% 35% 0%
  Spearow
G S C
  Grass
5 30% 30% 0%
  Ekans
G S C
  Grass
8 20%
  Ekans
G S C
  Grass
8 20% 20% 0%
  Arbok
G S C
  Grass
10 5%
  Arbok
G S C
  Grass
10 5% 5% 0%
  Sandshrew
G S C
  Grass
10 5% 5% 0%
  Clefairy
G S C
  Grass
6 0% 0% 5%
  Jigglypuff
G S C
  Grass
6 10%
  Zubat
G S C
  Grass
5 0% 0% 30%
  Zubat
G S C
  Grass
6 0% 0% 10%
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 III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Pidgey
FR LG
  Grass
6-7 30%
  Spearow
FR LG
  Grass
6-8 35%
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
6 1%
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
6-7 14%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
6-7 14%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
6 1%
  Jigglypuff
FR LG
  Grass
3, 5, 7 10%
  Mankey
FR LG
  Grass
7 10%
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  
     
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
5-10 35% 35% 60%
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
5 30% 30% 0%
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
5-8 0% 0% 35%
  Spearow
HG SS
  Grass
5-8 55% 55% 0%
  Spearow
HG SS
  Grass
5-8 35% 35% 0%
  Ekans
HG SS
  Grass
8 20%
  Arbok
HG SS
  Grass
10 5%
  Jigglypuff
HG SS
  Grass
6 10%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Grass
5 0% 0% 30%
Headbutt
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
6-10 50%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
6-7 30%
  Wurmple
HG SS
  Headbutt
6-10 20%
Swarm
  Baltoy
HG SS
  Swarm
5 40%
  Gulpin
HG SS
  Swarm
5 40%
Special Pokémon
  Plusle
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
5 20%
  Minun
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
8 20%
  Shinx
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
5-8 40%
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 VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Rattata
P E
  Grass
3-8 30%
  Rattata
P E
  Grass
3-8 40%
  Spearow
P E
  Grass
3-8 30%
  Spearow
P E
  Grass
3-8 40%
  Ekans
P E
  Grass
3-8 20%
  Sandshrew
P E
  Grass
3-8 20%
  Mankey
P E
  Grass
3-8 20%
Rare Spawns
  Charmander
P E
  Grass
3-8 -
While riding a Flying Pokémon
After becoming Champion
  Spearow
P E
  Midair
3-56 60%
  Fearow
P E
  Midair
3-56 40%
Rare Spawns
  Charizard
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Articuno
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Zapdos
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Moltres
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
  Dragonite
P E
  Midair
3-56 -
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 I

Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass
Reward:  135
  Pidgey Lv.9
No item
  Pidgey Lv.9
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  100
  Caterpie Lv.10
No item
  Weedle Lv.10
No item
  Caterpie Lv.10
No item
 
Youngster
Reward:  165
  Rattata Lv.11
No item
  Ekans Lv.11
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  90
  Weedle Lv.9
No item
  Kakuna Lv.9
No item
  Caterpie Lv.9
No item
  Metapod Lv.9
No item
 
Youngster
Reward:  210
  Spearow Lv.14
No item
 
Lass
Reward:  150
  Rattata Lv.10
No item
  Nidoran♂ Lv.10
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  110
  Caterpie Lv.11
No item
  Metapod Lv.11
No item
 
Lass
Reward:  210
  Jigglypuff Lv.14
No item


Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Youngster Warren
ヒロノブ Hironobu
Reward:  560
  Fearow Lv.35
No item
 
Youngster Jimmy
ケンタ Kenta
Reward:  528
  Raticate Lv.33
No item
  Arbok Lv.33
No item
 
Firebreather Otis
アキト Akito
Reward:  1392
  Magmar Lv.29
No item
  Weezing Lv.32
No item
  Magmar Lv.29
No item
 
Firebreather Burt
ノブアキ Nobuaki
Reward:  1536
  Koffing Lv.32
No item
  Slugma Lv.32
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 III

Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass Janice
エリ Eri
Reward:  144
 
  Pidgey Lv.9
No item
  Pidgey Lv.9
No item
 
Bug Catcher Colton
ヒサシ Hisashi
Reward:  120
 
  Caterpie Lv.10
No item
  Weedle Lv.10
No item
  Caterpie Lv.10
No item
 
Youngster Ben
ヒロト Hiroto
Reward:  176
 
  Rattata Lv.11
No item
  Ekans Lv.11
No item
 
Bug Catcher Greg
ヒロユキ Hiroyuki
Reward:  108
  Weedle Lv.9
No item
  Kakuna Lv.9
No item
  Caterpie Lv.9
No item
  Metapod Lv.9
No item
 
Youngster Calvin
カズキ Kazuki
Reward:  224
  Spearow Lv.14
No item
 
Lass Sally
ミナ Mina
Reward:  160
  Rattata Lv.10
No item
  Nidoran♀ Lv.10
No item
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  132
  Caterpie Lv.11
No item
  Metapod Lv.11
No item
 
Lass Robin
シホ Shiho
Reward:  224
  Jigglypuff Lv.14
No item
Rematch
 
Lass Janice*
エリ Eri
Reward:  320
 
  Pidgeotto Lv.20
No item
  Pidgeotto Lv.20
No item
 
Lass Janice*
エリ Eri
Reward:  448
 
  Pidgeotto Lv.28
No item
  Pidgeotto Lv.28
No item
 
Bug Catcher Colton*
ヒサシ Hisashi
Reward:  228
 
  Metapod Lv.19
No item
  Weedle Lv.19
No item
  Metapod Lv.19
No item
 
Bug Catcher Colton*
ヒサシ Hisashi
Reward:  324
 
  Butterfree Lv.27
No item
  Kakuna Lv.27
No item
  Butterfree Lv.27
No item
 
Bug Catcher Colton*
ヒサシ Hisashi
Reward:  612
 
  Butterfree Lv.51
No item
  Beedrill Lv.54
No item
  Butterfree Lv.51
No item
 
Youngster Ben*
ヒロト Hiroto
Reward:  272
 
  Rattata Lv.17
No item
  Ekans Lv.17
No item
 
Youngster Ben*
ヒロト Hiroto
Reward:  448
 
  Raticate Lv.28
No item
  Ekans Lv.28
No item
 
Youngster Ben*
ヒロト Hiroto
Reward:  768
 
  Raticate Lv.48
No item
  Arbok Lv.48
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
 
Youngster Regis
ジュンタ Junta
Reward:  640
  Golbat Lv.40
No item
  Electrode Lv.40
No item
 
Youngster Warren
ヒロノブ Hironobu
Reward:  672
  Fearow Lv.38
No item
  Raticate Lv.42
No item
 
Youngster Jimmy
ケンタ Kenta
Reward:  672
  Raticate Lv.42
No item
  Arbok Lv.42
No item
  Parasect Lv.42
No item
 
Double Team Zac & Jen
コウとサキ Kō and Saki
Reward:  11280
  Dugtrio Lv.47
No item
  Electabuzz Lv.47
No item
 
Firebreather Otis
アキト Akito
Reward:  1504
  Magmar Lv.43
No item
  Weezing Lv.40
No item
  Camerupt Lv.47
No item
 
Hiker Bruce
トモヒロ Tomohiro
Reward:  1440
  Graveler Lv.39
No item
  Rhydon Lv.44
No item
  Clefairy Lv.45
No item
 
Black Belt Manford
マンゾウ Manzō
Reward:  1128
  Poliwrath Lv.47
No item
 
Black Belt Ander
フトシ Futoshi
Reward:  1056
  Primeape Lv.43
No item
  Graveler Lv.39
No item
  Machoke Lv.44
No item
 
Hiker Dwight
コテツ Kotetsu
Reward:  1408
  Magneton Lv.44
No item
  Steelix Lv.44
No item
 
Firebreather Burt
ノブアキ Nobuaki
Reward:  1440
  Weezing Lv.42
No item
  Magcargo Lv.45
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 VII

Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass Janice
エリ Eri
Reward:  140
3 Poké Balls
  Oddish Lv.6
No item
 
Coach Trainer Kareem
イチジョー Ichijō
Reward:  1,100
  Bulbasaur Lv.11
No item
 
Youngster Calvin
カズキ Kazuki
Reward:  120
3 Poké Balls
  Spearow Lv.6
No item
 
Camper Victor
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  140
2 Great Balls
  Nidoran♂ Lv.7
No item
 
Picnicker Robin
シホ Shiho
Reward:  140
2 Great Balls
  Nidoran♀ Lv.7
No item
 
Youngster Ben
ヒロト Hiroto
Reward:  120
3 Poké Balls
  Rattata Lv.6
No item
 
Bug Catcher Greg
ヒロユキ Hiroyuki
Reward:  60
3 Poké Balls
  Kakuna Lv.5
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Ronnie
トシフミ Toshifumi
Reward: N/A
  Nidoran♀ Lv.65
Super Fang Thunderbolt
Ice Beam -


Differences among generations

Generations I and III

The only changes along Route 3 between these two Generations are cosmetic, such as the reconstruction of the surrounding landscape. The barriers on either side of the route are removed in the Generation III remakes, while the large patch of tall grass in the center of the route becomes considerably smaller. Also the set of trees have been removed in Generation I and have been replaced by a rocky mountain setting. Other than this, most of the route remains the same.

Generation II

Many changes were made to Route 3 in Generation II. First, the route was shortened significantly. Also, the number of Trainers along the path was reduced to four. Similarly, the size of the grass patches were reduced by nearly 50%.

Traveling east from Pewter City, the route passes two barriers on either side of the road, and cuts to a clearing that creates a fork in the road, and allows travel north or south, with south curving around eastern and then leading to a dead end. In order to progress, Trainers must turn north after the route opens up and progress east along the northern half. For its western half, Route 3 is a split-level route, so at any point, Trainers can jump the ledges located south of this path, to access a middle section of the route between two ledges, and then again, so Trainer are able to travel west which curves north back to the clearing at the start of the route.

East of the second pair of ledges, the route curves south before returning east near a small patch of tall grass. The size of the tall grass has been reduced by about half. This patch follows the route until the path turns north ahead of a hill. From this point, the route makes a backward "S" curve, turning east past the hilly terrain, south past another ledge taking the route to a large clearing, east again which travels across the clearing, and, finally, to the north, passing the second patch of grass which has also been reduced in size, which has a fence as well as a signpost, which gives out directions.

Part of Route 4 has been combined with Route 3 so now only one route connects Pewter with Mt. Moon, however, the Pokémon Center is no longer there. There are no obstacles along the remainder of the route as it proceeds north towards Mt. Moon.

Generation IV

 
The meteorites located at the southwest end of Route 3

In Generation IV, the route is different from other generations, with some area changes, as well as major aesthetic features enhanced, including depth and sprite changes. The trees removed in Generation III return, and the east area of the route changes too. Hills, rocks, and breakable rocks are added near Mt. Moon, now part of this route like in Generation II. An additional area at the southwest end of the route allows players to change their Deoxys's current form by interacting with different meteorites. Also, a new hill is placed south of the tall grass.

For its western half, Route 3 is a split-level route. Heading east, Trainers must turn north after the route opens up and progress east along the northern half. The southern half of the route is only accessible by hopping down ledges that will lead Trainers into the paths of more rival Trainers. East of the second pair of ledges, the route curves south before returning east near a large patch of grass containing wild Pokémon. This patch follows the route until the path turns north ahead of a hill. From this point, the route makes a backward "S" curve, turning east, south, east and, finally, to the north, passing the second patch of grass on the route. There are no obstacles along the remainder of the route as it proceeds north towards Mt. Moon. Just before the entrance to the cave, there is a Pokémon Center.

Three unique items have also been scattered around the place, including a Big Root, located near a Firebreather; a Star Piece, located near the meteors; and a Hyper Potion, hidden near the Pokémon Center. The number of Trainers along the path has been increased to eleven. The Pokémon Center at the entrance of Mt. Moon returns but the area around it was reduced significantly in size.

In the anime

 
Route 3 in the anime
 
Route 3 in Pokémon Origins

Main series

Route 3 first appeared at the end of Showdown in Pewter City. Later, Ash, Misty, and Brock hiked along Route 3 in Clefairy and the Moon Stone. They were on their way to Mt. Moon, when they encountered a man wearing a lab coat being attacked by a flock of Zubat. Ash ordered Pikachu to fire a Thunder Shock at the Zubat, causing them to fly away. The man squeezed Ash and thanked him profusely before introducing himself as Seymour, a scientist.

Pokémon Origins

Route 3 briefly appeared at the end of File 1: Red, where Red traveled through it after defeating Brock at the Pewter Gym.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Route 3 appeared in Gyarados Splashes In!. Red first encountered Misty on this route, fighting a rampaging Gyarados. With the help of Red's Saur, the Gyarados was stopped and eventually caught by Red. Afterwards, Misty told Red that the Gyarados was actually hers, having gone missing some time earlier and returned raging mad.

Trivia

 
The original quote in Generation I
  • The music that plays in Route 3 is one of the most common location-specific themes in the games, playing in Routes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22. It also plays in Route 24 and 25 in Gold, Silver, and Crystal and on Route 2 in HeartGold and SoulSilver.
  • Although there are seven breakable rocks around the Pokémon Center in HeartGold and SoulSilver, there are no wild Pokémon to be found under them. As a result, Route 3 is the best place for collecting items found via Rock Smash.
  • In all languages, when Bug Catcher Colton first approaches the player, he says "I saw you in Viridian Forest." and upon defeat he says "You beat me again!" However, there is no Bug Catcher named Colton in Viridian Forest. In Generation I, since Trainers other than the rival, the Champion, Elite Four members and Gym Leaders are unnamed, he could reasonably be one of the Bug Catchers battled in Viridan Forest, but his lines were not adjusted in Generation III when his name made it apparent he was a different Trainer.
  • Route 3 is the scene of a famous quote among Pokémon fans, where Youngster Ben exclaims, "Hi! I like shorts! They're comfy and easy to wear!" Further along in the route, another Youngster exclaims "Hey! You're not wearing shorts!"
    • In Humilau City, a Lady will make a reference to Ben, saying, "This dress is comfy and easy to wear..."
    • On Kalos Route 5, Youngster Keita will say the exact same words as Ben.

See also


Kanto
               
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
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 TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
GO ParkSeafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto


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