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Kanto
Route 6
6番道路
Route 6
Kanto Route 6 HGSS.png
Map description
A road running south of Saffron City connecting to the Underground Path.HGSS
A road linking Saffron City and Vermilion City. There's an entrance to the Underground Path.PE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Saffron City
 
Route 6
 
Vermilion City
 
Location
Kanto Route 6
Location of Route 6 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 6 RBY.png Kanto Route 6 GSC.png Kanto Route 6 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 5       Route 7

Route 6 (Japanese: 番道路 Route 6) is a route located in central Kanto. It connects Saffron City in the north to Vermilion City in the south. The southern terminus of the Underground Path is located on this route.

Contents

Route description

Route 6 is a medium-sized pathway that curves around to form a "S" shape with tall grass surrounding the route to form the shape. In the middle of the route there is a large pond that expands out and forms the pathway heading though the route. Heading south from the gate, the route turns to the southwest before following a path that is bordered by grass for most of the route. After intersecting a path that leads to the Underground Path's south entrance, the route travels south, turning to the east ahead of a large pond and returning south along the pond's eastern shore. The route then doubles back to the west along the south side of the pond before turning south for the final time just north of the Vermilion City limits.

Route 6 can be accessed two ways from the northern side: from the gate coming from Saffron City, or the Underground Path which leads directly from Route 5. If Trainers enter the route from the Saffron terminus, they must go through a set of ledges; however if Trainers roam east or west of the gate, they will find a small clearing where an item will be hidden in the middle of the field. After the player jumps down the southern set of ledges, they will find themselves on a dirt road of which it forms a "T" intersection, surrounding itself by tall grass. By going east at the intersection, Trainers can reach the Underground Path building of which the second northern terminus begins.

From the Underground Path building, the dirt road will turn west and follow parallel to the large patch of tall grass until it forms the "T" intersection, of which going west leads nowhere, while going south will lead Trainers along a winding track to Vermilion City. By traveling south, the road will turn through the large patch of tall grass coming from east and west of the pathway. The route then swivels east ahead of a large pond's water front, which will then return south again along the pond's eastern shoreline, and then doubles back to the west along the south side of the pond creating an "S" like shape. The road turns south for the final time and will head toward the outskirts of Vermilion City. Along the final stretch, there will be a small clearing on the western side, and a small patch of tall grass where two Trainers will be training their Pokémon, and will be eager for a battle.

Items

Item Location Games
Rare Candy Rare Candy East of the Saffron City gate, two squares north of the square between the two ledges (hidden)  FR  LG 
Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry On the marked square west of the Saffron City gate (hidden)  FR  LG 
Super Potion Super Potion West of the Saffron City gate  P  E 
Rare Candy Rare Candy East of the Saffron City gate (hidden) (daily)  P  E 
Guard Spec. Guard Spec. On the west side of the route, between the grass patches, behind Gentleman Edward  P  E 
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal In the southwest corner of the route, south of the pond  P  E 
TM Bug TM62 (Silver Wind) In the southwest part of the route  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Pidgey Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 40%
Pidgey Pidgey
R B Y
Grass Grass
15-17 40%
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
R B Y
Grass Grass
17 5%
Rattata Rattata
R B Y
Grass Grass
14, 16 30%
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
R B Y
Grass Grass
3, 5, 7 10%
Oddish Oddish
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 35%
Meowth Meowth
R B Y
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14, 16 25%
Mankey Mankey
R B Y
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14, 16 25%
Abra Abra
R B Y
Grass Grass
7 15%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
R B Y
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 35%
Surfing
Psyduck Psyduck
R B Y
Surfing Surfing
15 95%
Golduck Golduck
R B Y
Surfing Surfing
15, 20 5%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
Poliwag Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
Goldeen Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
Shellder Shellder
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
Krabby Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 50%
Goldeen Goldeen
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5, 10, 15, 20 100%
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  
Morning Day Night
Abra Abra
G S C
Grass Grass
12-14 10%
Magnemite Magnemite
G S C
Grass Grass
15 10%
Magnemite Magnemite
G S C
Grass Grass
14 20%
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
G S C
Grass Grass
12 5%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
13-14 50% 50% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 20%
Rattata Rattata
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
Snubbull Snubbull
G S C
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
Meowth Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
14 20% 20% 30%
Meowth Meowth
G S C
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
Raticate Raticate
G S C
Grass Grass
15 10% 10% 5%
Granbull Granbull
G S C
Grass Grass
15 5% 5% 0%
Oddish Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
13-14 0% 0% 60%
Oddish Oddish
G S C
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
Drowzee Drowzee
G S C
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
Psyduck Psyduck
G S C
Grass Grass
15 0% 0% 10%
Surfing
Psyduck Psyduck
G S C
Surfing Surfing
5-14 90%
Golduck Golduck
G S C
Surfing Surfing
10-14 10%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
Poliwag Poliwag
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 80%
Magikarp Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 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.

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Pidgey Pidgey
FR LG
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 40%
Meowth Meowth
FR LG
Grass Grass
10, 12, 14, 16 35%
Oddish Oddish
FR LG
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 25%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
FR LG
Grass Grass
13, 15-16 25%
Surfing
Psyduck Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Slowpoke Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
Poliwag Poliwag
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
Goldeen Goldeen
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
Magikarp Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
Poliwag Poliwag
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
Gyarados Gyarados
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
Psyduck Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 5%
Slowpoke Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 5%
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  
Morning Day Night
Abra Abra
HG SS
Grass Grass
12-14 10%
Magnemite Magnemite
HG SS
Grass Grass
15 10%
Pidgey Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 20% 20% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
13-14 30% 30% 0%
Pidgey Pidgey
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 10% 10% 0%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
Bellsprout Bellsprout
HG SS
Grass Grass
14 0% 0% 20%
Meowth Meowth
HG SS
Grass Grass
14 20% 20% 0%
Meowth Meowth
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
Oddish Oddish
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 60%
Oddish Oddish
HG SS
Grass Grass
13 0% 0% 30%
Surfing
Psyduck Psyduck
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
5-10 90%
Golduck Golduck
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
10 10%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
Poliwag Poliwag
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
Poliwag Poliwag
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
Poliwag Poliwag
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 93%
Magikarp Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Headbutt
Hoothoot Hoothoot
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 50%
Pineco Pineco
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-13 30%
Combee Combee
HG SS
Headbutt Headbutt
11-16 20%
Special Pokémon
Linoone Linoone
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
14 20%
Whismur Whismur
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
13 20%
Bidoof Bidoof
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
14 20%
Buizel Buizel
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
13 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.

Generation VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Pidgey Pidgey
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 20%
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 10%
Rattata Rattata
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 20%
Vulpix Vulpix
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 20%
Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 15%
Psyduck Psyduck
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 10%
Growlithe Growlithe
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 20%
Abra Abra
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 5%
Rare Spawns
Chansey Chansey
P E
Grass Grass
11-16 -
Sea Skim
Goldeen Goldeen
P E
Sea Skim Sea Skim
11-16 45%
Seaking Seaking
P E
Sea Skim Sea Skim
11-16 10%
Magikarp Magikarp
P E
Sea Skim Sea Skim
11-16 45%
While riding a Flying Pokémon
After becoming Champion
Pidgey Pidgey
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 60%
Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 35%
Pidgeot Pidgeot
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 5%
Rare Spawns
Charizard Charizard
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Articuno Articuno
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Zapdos Zapdos
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Moltres Moltres
P E
Midair Midair
3-56 -
Dragonite Dragonite
P E
Midair 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
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png160
013 Weedle Lv.16
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.16
No item
013 Weedle Lv.16
No item
Jr. Trainer♂ RB
Jr. Trainer♂ RB
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
007 Squirtle Lv.20
No item
Jr. Trainer♂ *Y
Jr. Trainer♂ *Y
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
070 Weepinbell Lv.16
No item
Jr. Trainer♀ RB
Jr. Trainer♀ RB
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.16
No item
Jr. Trainer♀ *Y
Jr. Trainer♀ *Y
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
104 Cubone Lv.20
No item
Bug Catcher
Bug Catcher
Reward: PokémonDollar.png200
012 Butterfree Lv.20
No item
Jr. Trainer♀
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
016 Pidgey Lv.16
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.16
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.16
No item
Jr. Trainer♂
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
021 Spearow Lv.16
No item
020 Raticate Lv.16
No item

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
Pokéfan RexC
Pokéfan RexC
ヒロキ Hiroki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2800
231 Phanpy Lv.35
No item
Pokéfan AllanC
Pokéfan AllanC
タケヒロ Takehiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2800
216 Teddiursa Lv.35
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
Bug Catcher Keigo
Bug Catcher Keigo
テツジ Tetsuji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
013 Weedle Lv.16
No item
010 Caterpie Lv.16
No item
013 Weedle Lv.16
No item
Camper Ricky
Camper Ricky
ユウタ Yūta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
Vs. Seeker
007 Squirtle Lv.20
No item
Picnicker Nancy
Picnicker Nancy
サツキ Satsuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
019 Rattata Lv.16
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.16
No item
Bug Catcher Elijah
Bug Catcher Elijah
ノブユキ Nobuyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
012 Butterfree Lv.20
No item
Picnicker Isabelle
Picnicker Isabelle
ナズナ Nazuna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
Vs. Seeker
016 Pidgey Lv.16
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.16
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.16
No item
Camper Jeff
Camper Jeff
コウタ Kōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png320
Vs. Seeker
021 Spearow Lv.16
No item
020 Raticate Lv.16
No item
Rematch
Camper Ricky*
Camper Ricky*
ユウタ Yūta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png440
Vs. Seeker
007 Squirtle Lv.22
No item
Camper Ricky
Camper Ricky
ユウタ Yūta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600/1100
Vs. Seeker
008 Wartortle Lv.30/55
No item
Picnicker Isabelle*
Picnicker Isabelle*
ナズナ Nazuna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png360
Vs. Seeker
017 Pidgeotto Lv.21
No item
017 Pidgeotto Lv.21
No item
016 Pidgey Lv.18
No item
Picnicker Isabelle*
Picnicker Isabelle*
ナズナ Nazuna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
Vs. Seeker
017 Pidgeotto Lv.29
No item
017 Pidgeotto Lv.29
No item
017 Pidgeotto Lv.26
No item
Picnicker Isabelle*
Picnicker Isabelle*
ナズナ Nazuna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1000
Vs. Seeker
017 Pidgeotto Lv.47
No item
017 Pidgeotto Lv.47
No item
018 Pidgeot Lv.50
No item
Camper Jeff*
Camper Jeff*
コウタ Kōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png420
Vs. Seeker
021 Spearow Lv.21
No item
020 Raticate Lv.21
No item
Camper Jeff
Camper Jeff
コウタ Kōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png650/1080
Vs. Seeker
022 Fearow Lv.29/54
No item
020 Raticate Lv.29/54
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
Twins Day & Dani
Twins Day & Dani
ネネとキキ Nene and Kiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1312
311 Plusle Lv.41
No item
312 Minun Lv.41
No item
Camper Virgil
Camper Virgil
シンキ Shinki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png688
287 Slakoth Lv.43
No item
Picnicker Selina
Picnicker Selina
アルミ Arumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png672
420 Cherubi Lv.42
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
Camper Ricky
Camper Ricky
ユウタ Yūta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
2 Great Balls
027 Sandshrew Lv.15
No item
032 Nidoran♂ Lv.15
No item
Picnicker Nancy
Picnicker Nancy
サツキ Satsuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
2 Great Balls
029 Nidoran♀ Lv.15
No item
039 Jigglypuff Lv.15
No item
Gentleman Edward
Gentleman Edward
ジョンソン Johnson
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,920
3 Poké Balls
133 Eevee Lv.16
No item
Sailor Elijah
Sailor Elijah
ノブユキ Nobuyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png960
3 Poké Balls
072 Tentacool Lv.16
No item
Picnicker Isabelle
Picnicker Isabelle
ナズナ Nazuna
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
2 Great Balls
004 Charmander Lv.15
No item
Camper Jeff
Camper Jeff
コウタ Kōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
2 Great Balls
069 Bellsprout Lv.15
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
Ace Trainer Finn
Ace Trainer Finn
タツヤ Tatsuya
Reward: N/A
Vulpix Vulpix Lv.70
Toxic Fire Spin
Confuse Ray -

Differences among generations

Generation I and III

In Generations I and III, the layout of Route 6 is basically the same. The depiction of Route 6 is almost identical in Generations I and III, however there are still several minor changes in the made within the layout. The fields on the northern-most tips of the route have greatly increased in size, while the area of tall grass has also grown dramatically adding an extra layer. Apart from this, most aesthetic features have been enhanced. Trees have become bigger, the cement road has been changed to a gravel path, flowers are more visible and most other sprites have been upgraded to Generation III standards.

Generation II

In Generation II, the route was drastically shortened. The pond was cut in half length-wise, while the area of tall grass was also cut shorter. The pond figure changed dramatically, and has curled around the outside on the southwestern part of the route, forming a backward "L" shape. The fields on the northern-most tips of the route have greatly decreased in size, while the area of tall grass has also shrunken dramatically, forming a little patch of tall grass around the place. Also, there are no Trainers on the route in Pokémon Gold and Silver; however, there are two in Crystal.

Generation IV

Route 6 has changed completely in its Generation IV appearance while the layout has changed dramatically. Route 6 can be accessed two ways from the northern side: from the gate coming from Saffron City, or the Underground Path which leads directly from Route 6. Coming from the Saffron City entrance, the route goes through a set of ledges down to a dirt road which forms a "T" intersection. The ledges east and west of the gate are no longer present, and are replaced by a small ledge on the northwestern corner of the route. After the player jumps down the southern set of ledges, they will find themselves on a dirt road of which it forms a "T" intersection, surrounding itself by tall grass. By going east at the intersection, Trainers can reach the Underground Path building of which the second northern terminus begins.

From the Underground Path building, the dirt road will turn west and follow parallel to the large patch of tall grass until it forms the "T" intersection, of which going west leads no where, while going south will lead Trainers along a winding, however, shortened track to Vermilion City. By traveling south, the road will turn through the large patch of tall grass coming from east and west of the pathway. The route then swivels east ahead of a large pond's water front, which will then return south again along the pond's eastern shoreline, which will then travel along a straight north-south path to Vermilion City. The large pond is now located in the center of the route, and Trainers are able to follow the west shoreline by traveling to the western corner which is covered by tall grass. Because the position of the Vermilion entry is moved, there now is a path to the western side of the track that does a loop around, while having a patch of tall grass in the center of the looped track. Like in Generation II, the route has decreased in size; a change like this is rare in the Generation IV remakes, as HeartGold and SoulSilver have typically kept routes similar in size to that of FireRed and LeafGreen.

In the anime

Route 6 is not shown in the anime at all, but it is mistaken for Route 24 in Charmander – The Stray Pokémon, Here Comes the Squirtle Squad, and Mystery at the Lighthouse. In the English dub, Ash says that Route 24 leads straight to Vermilion City. In the games, Route 24 is just north of Cerulean City, which the gang left from four episodes prior and, according to Misty, ten days prior. The quickest way to get to Vermilion in the games is through the underground path on Route 5 — just south of Cerulean City. This probably shouldn't be written off as a character flaw, either, given that the gang meets Bill two episodes later (presumably on Route 25), and this actually does get them to Vermilion, which they reach the following episode.

In the manga

Route 6 in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Route 6 made a brief appearance in Kalling Kadabra, where Blue was not allowed into Saffron City via the gate.

In Storming the Forretress, Silver told his Ursaring to take his father to his eighteenth hideout, located on Route 6. When he later went to the hideout himself, neither Ursaring or his father could be found there.

Trivia

See also