Kanto Route 8

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Kanto
Route 8
8番道路
Route 8
Kanto Route 8 HGSS.png
Map description
A short road that leads to the blocked-off Underground Path.HGSS
A short path connecting Route 7 with the Underground Path.PE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Saffron City
Route 8
Lavender Town
Location
Kanto Route 8
Location of Route 8 in Kanto.
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Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 7       Route 9

Route 8 (Japanese: 番道路 Route 8) is a route located in eastern Kanto. It connects Saffron City in the west to Lavender Town in the east. The eastern terminus of the Underground Path is located on this route.

Route description

Route 8 is a unique route traveling along east to west from Lavender Town to Saffron City. The dirt road between the two towns winds around in a sideways "S" pattern, traveling past fields and meadows. Starting from the eastern side, Trainers exit Lavender and make their way west, where they come to a forest of trees blocking the path, which must be avoided by turning south and then west again to continue on though the route. The route then makes its way north past a field closed off by a fence, which can be entered from a small gap which is filled by a cut-able tree.

If Trainers enter the field, they will come up to a spotted patch of tall grass surrounded by red flowers; this is the only patch of tall grass on the route. Rare, game-exclusive Pokémon such as Growlithe and Vulpix inhabit the tall grass. There is another small gap which is filled by another cut-able tree on the western side of the field that Trainers can exit, cutting the corner around the field.

At the western end of the route travelers can either continue west or head north. The western path goes through a gate to Saffron City; this will not be opened until later in the game. Passage will be granted once the guard in the gate has had a drink. The northern route is the one players must first traverse. It bypasses Saffron City via an Underground Path and heads further west to Celadon City.

Items

Item Location Games
  Leppa Berry On the southeast marked square in the fenced grassy area (requires Cut) (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Lum Berry On the northwest marked square in the fenced grassy area (requires Cut) (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Rawst Berry On the northeast marked square in the fenced grassy area (requires Cut) (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Fire Stone In the fenced grassy area (requires Chop Down)  P  E 
  X Speed West side of the fence near the Underground Path entrance  P  E 
  Big Mushroom Near the Underground Path entrance, on the first ledge down  P  E 
  PRZCureBerry Northwest of the east terminal (daily)  G  S  C 
  Ylw Apricorn Northwest of the east terminal (daily)  HG  SS 
  TM41 (Torment) In the southwest area of the route, south of the Bikers  HG  SS 

Berry plant

Item Location Games
  Pinap Berry Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the bush on the west side of the Underground Path entrance  P  E 
  Golden Pinap Berry Sometimes found by the player's walking Pokémon from the bush on the west side of the Underground Path entrance  P  E 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Pidgey
R B Y
  Grass
18, 20 35%
  Pidgey
R B Y
  Grass
20, 22 40%
  Pidgeotto
R B Y
  Grass
24 10%
  Rattata
R B Y
  Grass
20 15%
  Ekans
R B Y
  Grass
17, 19 20%
  Sandshrew
R B Y
  Grass
17, 19 20%
  Vulpix
R B Y
  Grass
15-18 20%
  Jigglypuff
R B Y
  Grass
19, 24 10%
  Meowth
R B Y
  Grass
18, 20 25%
  Mankey
R B Y
  Grass
18, 20 25%
  Growlithe
R B Y
  Grass
15-18 20%
  Abra
R B Y
  Grass
15, 19 20%
  Kadabra
R B Y
  Grass
20, 27 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 II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Meowth
G S C
  Grass
17 30%
  Meowth
G S C
  Grass
17 0% 0% 30%
  Abra
G S C
  Grass
15 20%
  Abra
G S C
  Grass
16 20%
  Kadabra
G S C
  Grass
15 5%
  Kadabra
G S C
  Grass
18 5%
  Jigglypuff
G S C
  Grass
16 5%
  Pidgeotto
G S C
  Grass
17-19 65% 65% 0%
  Pidgeotto
G S C
  Grass
17-19 35% 35% 0%
  Pidgeotto
G S C
  Grass
19 30% 30% 0%
  Snubbull
G S C
  Grass
17 30% 30% 0%
  Growlithe
G S C
  Grass
18 10% 10% 5%
  Growlithe
G S C
  Grass
17 10% 10% 0%
  Vulpix
G S C
  Grass
18 10% 10% 5%
  Noctowl
G S C
  Grass
17-19 0% 0% 40%
  Noctowl
G S C
  Grass
19 0% 0% 10%
  Noctowl
G S C
  Grass
20 0% 0% 30%
  Haunter
G S C
  Grass
20 0% 0% 30%
  Haunter
G S C
  Grass
17 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
18, 20 30%
  Meowth
FR LG
  Grass
18, 20 30%
  Ekans
FR LG
  Grass
17, 19 20%
  Growlithe
FR LG
  Grass
15-18 20%
  Sandshrew
FR LG
  Grass
17, 19 20%
  Vulpix
FR LG
  Grass
15-18 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 IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Meowth
HG SS
  Grass
17 30%
  Abra
HG SS
  Grass
15 20%
  Kadabra
HG SS
  Grass
15 5%
  Pidgeotto
HG SS
  Grass
17-19 65% 65% 0%
  Pidgeotto
HG SS
  Grass
17-19 35% 35% 0%
  Growlithe
HG SS
  Grass
18 10% 10% 0%
  Growlithe
HG SS
  Grass
17 0% 0% 5%
  Vulpix
HG SS
  Grass
18 10% 10% 0%
  Vulpix
HG SS
  Grass
17 0% 0% 5%
  Noctowl
HG SS
  Grass
17-18 0% 0% 40%
  Noctowl
HG SS
  Grass
18 0% 0% 10%
  Haunter
HG SS
  Grass
19 0% 0% 30%
Headbutt
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
16-19 35%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
16-17 25%
  Combee
HG SS
  Headbutt
16-19 40%
Special Pokémon
  Plusle
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
17-19 20%
  Minun
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
15 20%
  Shinx
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
15-19 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  
  Pidgey
P E
  Grass
22-27 15%
  Pidgeotto
P E
  Grass
22-27 15%
  Rattata
P E
  Grass
22-27 15%
  Raticate
P E
  Grass
22-27 15%
  Vulpix
P E
  Grass
22-27 19%
  Ninetales
P E
  Grass
22-27 1%
  Jigglypuff
P E
  Grass
22-27 15%
  Growlithe
P E
  Grass
22-27 19%
  Arcanine
P E
  Grass
22-27 1%
  Abra
P E
  Grass
22-27 4%
  Kadabra
P E
  Grass
22-27 1%
Rare Spawns
  Chansey
P E
  Grass
22-27 -
While riding a Flying Pokémon
After becoming Champion
  Pidgey
P E
  Midair
3-56 60%
  Pidgeotto
P E
  Midair
3-56 35%
  Pidgeot
P E
  Midair
3-56 5%
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
East to West
 
Lass
Reward:  330
  Clefairy Lv.22
No item
  Clefairy Lv.22
No item
 
Gambler
Reward:  1680
  Growlithe Lv.24
No item
  Vulpix Lv.24
No item
 
Super Nerd
Reward:  550
  Grimer Lv.22
No item
  Muk Lv.22
No item
  Grimer Lv.22
No item
 
Lass
Reward:  345
  Nidoran♀ Lv.23
No item
  Nidorina Lv.23
No item
 
Super Nerd
Reward:  650
  Koffing Lv.26
No item
 
Lass
Reward:  360
  Meowth Lv.24
No item
  Meowth Lv.24
No item
  Meowth Lv.24
No item
 
Lass RB
Reward:  285
  Pidgey Lv.19
No item
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
  Meowth Lv.19
No item
  Pikachu Lv.19
No item
 
Lass Y
Reward:  285
  Pidgey Lv.19
No item
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Nidoran♀ Lv.19
No item
  Meowth Lv.19
No item
  Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
 
Gambler
Reward:  1540
  Poliwag Lv.22
No item
  Poliwag Lv.22
No item
  Poliwhirl Lv.22
No item
 
Super Nerd
Reward:  500
  Voltorb Lv.20
No item
  Koffing Lv.20
No item
  Voltorb Lv.20
No item
  Magnemite Lv.20
No item


Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
West to East
 
Biker Dwayne
ケイゴ Keigo
Reward:  960
  Koffing Lv.27
No item
  Koffing Lv.28
No item
  Koffing Lv.29
No item
  Koffing Lv.30
No item
 
Biker Harris
ナオアキ Naoaki
Reward:  1088
  Flareon Lv.34
No item
 
Biker Zeke
キョウジ Kyōji
Reward:  1024
  Koffing Lv.32
No item
  Koffing Lv.32
No item
 
Super Nerd Sam
ナオヒサ Naohisa
Reward:  1088
  Grimer Lv.34
No item
  Muk Lv.34
No item
 
Super Nerd Tom
タクト Takuto
Reward:  1024
  Magnemite Lv.32
No item
  Magnemite Lv.32
No item
  Magnemite 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
East to West
 
Lass Julia
マユ Mayu
Reward:  352
  Clefairy Lv.22
No item
  Clefairy Lv.22
No item
 
Gamer Rich
ソウキ Sōki
Reward:  1728
 
  Growlithe Lv.24
No item
  Vulpix Lv.24
No item
 
Super Nerd Glenn
スギオ Sugio
Reward:  528
 
  Grimer Lv.22
No item
  Muk Lv.22
No item
  Grimer Lv.22
No item
 
Twins Eli & Anne
リナとカナ Rina and Kana
Reward:  528
 
  Clefairy Lv.22
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.22
No item
 
Lass Paige
マイ Mai
Reward:  368
  Nidoran♀ Lv.23
No item
  Nidorina Lv.23
No item
 
Super Nerd Leslie
スエオ Sueo
Reward:  624
  Koffing Lv.26
No item
 
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward:  384
  Meowth Lv.24
No item
  Meowth Lv.24
No item
  Meowth Lv.24
No item
 
Lass Megan
マミ Mami
Reward:  304
 
  Pidgey Lv.19
No item
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Nidoran♂ Lv.19
No item
  Meowth Lv.19
No item
  Pikachu Lv.19
No item
 
Biker Jaren
リョウ Ryō
Reward:  480
 
  Grimer Lv.24
No item
  Grimer Lv.24
No item
 
Biker Ricardo
ヤスキ Yasuki
Reward:  460
  Koffing Lv.22
No item
  Koffing Lv.22
No item
  Grimer Lv.23
No item
 
Gamer Stan
ケイシ Keishi
Reward:  1584
  Poliwag Lv.22
No item
  Poliwag Lv.22
No item
  Poliwhirl Lv.22
No item
 
Super Nerd Aidan
イクオ Ikuo
Reward:  480
  Voltorb Lv.20
No item
  Voltorb Lv.20
No item
  Magnemite Lv.20
No item
  Koffing Lv.20
No item
Rematch
 
Gamer Rich
ソウキ Sōki
Reward:  2160
 
  Growlithe Lv.30
No item
  Vulpix Lv.30
No item
 
Super Nerd Glenn
スギオ Sugio
Reward:  672
 
  Muk Lv.28
No item
  Muk Lv.28
No item
  Muk Lv.28
No item
 
Twins Eli & Anne
リナとカナ Rina and Kana
Reward:  672
 
  Clefairy Lv.28
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.28
No item
 
Lass Megan*
マミ Mami
Reward:  352
 
  Pidgeotto Lv.22
No item
  Raticate Lv.22
No item
  Nidoran♂ Lv.23
No item
  Meowth Lv.21
No item
  Pikachu Lv.22
No item
 
Lass Megan*
マミ Mami
Reward:  768
 
  Pidgeot Lv.46
No item
  Raticate Lv.47
No item
  Nidorino Lv.47
No item
  Persian Lv.47
No item
  Raichu Lv.48
No item
 
Biker Jaren
リョウ Ryō
Reward:  600
 
  Muk Lv.28
No item
  Muk Lv.30
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
West to East
 
Biker Dwayne
ケイゴ Keigo
Reward:  656
  Koffing Lv.38
No item
  Koffing Lv.39
No item
  Koffing Lv.40
No item
  Koffing Lv.41
No item
 
Biker Harris
ナオアキ Naoaki
Reward:  720
  Flareon Lv.45
No item
 
Biker Zeke
キョウジ Kyōji
Reward:  688
  Koffing Lv.43
No item
  Koffing Lv.43
No item
 
Super Nerd Sam
ナオヒサ Naohisa
Reward:  2112
  Grimer Lv.44
No item
  Muk Lv.44
  Toxic Orb
 
Young Couple Moe & Lulu
ムウとルル Mū and Lulu
Reward:  5504
  Seedot Lv.43
No item
  Lotad Lv.43
No item
 
Super Nerd Tyrone
タクト Takuto
Reward:  1920
  Magnemite Lv.40
No item
  Magnemite Lv.40
No item
  Magnemite Lv.40
No item
 
Gentleman Milton
コウセツ Kōsetsu
Reward:  9000
  Growlithe 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
East to West
 
Beauty Aubrey
モモカ Momoka
Reward:  1,560
3 Poké Balls
  Clefairy Lv.26
No item
 
Gamer Rich
ソウキ Sōki
Reward:  4,200
3 Poké Balls
  Seaking Lv.35
No item
 
Ace Trainer Kyla
カレン Karen
Reward:  2,900
5 Ultra Balls
Requires Chop Down
  Kadabra Lv.28
No item
  Machoke Lv.29
No item
 
Super Nerd Aidan
イクオ Ikuo
Reward:  1,080
3 Poké Balls
  Koffing Lv.27
No item
 
Rocker Glenn
スギオ Sugio
Reward:  756
3 Poké Balls
  Jolteon Lv.27
No item
 
Gamer Stan
ケイシ Keishi
Reward:  4,200
3 Poké Balls
  Rhyhorn Lv.35
No item
 
Lass Andrea
ミキ Miki
Reward:  500
3 Poké Balls
  Meowth Lv.25
No item
  Meowth Lv.25
No item
  Meowth Lv.25
No item
 
Lass Megan
マミ Mami
Reward:  500
3 Poké Balls
  Pikachu Lv.25
No item
 
Super Nerd Leslie
スエオ Sueo
Reward:  1,080
3 Poké Balls
  Magnemite Lv.27
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Hiker Richter
フミタカ Fumitaka
Reward: N/A
  Cubone Lv.70
Bonemerang Growl
- -
Requires Chop Down
Master Trainer
 
Bug Catcher Terry
シゲアキ Shigeaki
Reward: N/A
  Beedrill Lv.75
Outrage Drill Run
Agility -


Differences among generations

Generations I and III

Between Generations I and III, Route 8 is almost identical. In both sets of games, there is a Trainer located to the left of the Underground Path building, a string of four Trainers near the northwest corner of the grass patch, a Trainer near the northeast corner of the patch and two Trainers near the eastern terminus at Lavender.

In Generation I, there is a Trainer directly south of the Underground Path entrance. In Generation III, however, he was found east of the Path.

Generation III also added a pair of Bikers who patrol the path between the Saffron gate and the west side of the grass patch. Also, there are Berries hidden amongst the grass in Generation III.

Generation II

As with most Routes in Kanto in Generation II, Route 8 was considerably shortened, particularly in the area of the grass patch (where the route length was reduced by half). The route also saw many other changes. Instead of the large number of Trainers featured in Generations I and III, Generation II featured only three Bikers (the self-proclaimed Kanto Pokémon Federation) south of the Underground Path, a Trainer near the northwest corner of the grass patch, and another along the east side of the patch. By using Cut to pass through the patch, the latter two Trainers can be avoided. A PRZCureBerry tree also sprouted just northwest of Lavender.

Generation IV

The length of the route is the same as Generation III with only a few noticeable changes. The path coming from out of the gate is slightly longer and the Underground Path building has been moved to the small indent in the far left of the cliff along the upper half of the route. A Ylw Apricorn tree replaces the PRZCureBerry tree found in Generation II.

In the anime

 
Route 8 in the anime
 
Route 8 in Pokémon Origins

Main series

Route 8 made a short appearance at the end of Abra and the Psychic Showdown and the beginning of The Tower of Terror, while Ash and his friends were on their way to Lavender Town.

Pokémon Origins

Route 8 made a brief appearance at the end of File 2: Cubone, where Red was seen taking the Route out of Lavender Town. Along the way, he encountered Blue, who told Red that he should be thankful for his help at the Pokémon Tower, until Red reminded Blue that he had been the one scared out of his wits by the ghost at the tower.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Route 8 appeared in Kailing Kadabra, where Green tried to get to Saffron City through the gate, but was kicked out by the guard.

Trivia

  • In Generation I, one of the Gamblers here states "I'm a rambling, gambling dude!" which may be a reference to the 1969 song, Ramblin' Gamblin' Man by Bob Seger. In Generation III, the line was changed to "I'm a rambling, gaming dude!" to avoid the gambling reference.
  • Indicated by their defeated dialogue, it's possible that the Bikers battled here were the ones who were holding ill-mannered Pokémon battles in the Underground Path, causing it to be closed down.

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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