Kanto Route 9

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Kanto
Route 9
9番道路
Route 9
Kanto Route 9 HGSS.png
Map description
A road that forms a maze crossing a small, rocky mountain.HGSS
An uneven road where children often play.PE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Cerulean City
Route 9
Route 10*
 
Route 10*
 
Location
Kanto Route 9
Location of Route 9 in Kanto.
Kanto Route 9 RBY.png Kanto Route 9 GSC.png Kanto Route 9 FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Route 8       Route 10

Route 9 (Japanese: 番道路 Route 9) is a route located in northeastern Kanto. It connects Cerulean City in the west to Route 10 in the east.

Route description

Heading east from Cerulean, the route quickly utilizes the rocky terrain of the area, hopping down a ledge and passing a Trainer, making this portion of the route a one way, eastbound only passage. Turning east, the route passes an opening to the south that leads to another Trainer and TM30 (Teleport) in Generation I, or TM40 (Aerial Ace) in Generation III. Moving away from the passage, Route 9 comes to a four-way intersection. To the north is the one way, westbound only passage that returns to Cerulean and is occupied by two Trainers and a grassy area containing wild Pokémon. To the south is a long passage that ultimately results in a dead end, containing one Trainer and a Burn Heal in Generation III. The main path of Route 9 takes the east fork.

To the east of two hills connected by ledges, the route turns north into the path of another Trainer. The route also comes to a three-way intersection here, with a fork to the west leading to yet another Trainer and a small patch of grass. Route 9 continues northward, turning east, passing another Trainer and turning south to the northeast of another small hill. After hopping another ledge that makes the passage east of the four-way intersection a one way, eastbound only path (and which utilizes the dead end passage, which is bordered to its north by a ledge for most of its length, as the westbound only path), the path crosses ways with another Trainer as it turns east.

Just east of the Trainer is a pair of ledges that allow Trainers heading west from the Rock Tunnel to reach the four-way intersection that ultimately leads to Cerulean. Farther east, the route comes to an end at the western extent of a large grassy area, at which the path becomes Route 10.

In Generations I, III, and VII, to get to Lavender Town and Celadon City, the player must travel through the route to reach the Rock Tunnel.

Items

Item Location Games
  TM30 (Teleport) In the southwest corner of the route  R  B  Y 
  Ether On a treeRBY/rockFRLG in the northwest area of the route (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  TM40 (Aerial Ace) In the southwest corner of the route  FR  LG 
  Super Potion In the southwest corner of the route  P  E 
  Burn Heal In the southeast corner of the route  FR  LG 
  Super Potion In the northeast of the route, north of Camper Drew  P  E 
  Poké Ball ×5 In the middle of the route, southwest of Youngster Chris  P  E 
  Chesto Berry West of Hiker Brice, on the marked square (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Rare Candy One square west and one square south of the northeast corner of the route (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Ether In leftmost of four trees (hidden)  G  S 
  Ether In the right corner of the bottom passage, near Hiker Sidney (hidden)  C 
  Max Potion South-west corner of route, near Picnicker Edna  HG  SS 
  Light Clay North center of route (requires Cut)  HG  SS 
  TM91 (Flash Cannon) Northeast corner of the route, past Hiker Eoin (requires Cut)  HG  SS 
  Full Restore Southeast corner of the route  HG  SS 
  Ether Northwest of the easternmost patch of grass (hidden)  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Rattata
R B Y
  Grass
14, 16-17 40%
  Rattata
R B Y
  Grass
18 15%
  Raticate
R B Y
  Grass
20 4%
  Spearow
R B Y
  Grass
13, 16-17 35%
  Spearow
R B Y
  Grass
17 10%
  Fearow
R B Y
  Grass
19 1%
  Ekans
R B Y
  Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 25%
  Sandshrew
R B Y
  Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 25%
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
16, 18 35%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
18 5%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
16, 18 25%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
18 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  
     
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
15 30% 30% 0%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
13-15 0% 0% 40%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
13-15 0% 0% 70%
  Rattata
G S C
  Grass
15 30%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
15 10% 10% 25%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
15 15% 15% 30%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
15 20% 20% 0%
  Raticate
G S C
  Grass
15-18 0% 0% 25%
  Spearow
G S C
  Grass
13 20% 20% 0%
  Spearow
G S C
  Grass
13-15 50% 50% 0%
  Spearow
G S C
  Grass
15 30% 30% 0%
  Fearow
G S C
  Grass
15 5% 5% 0%
  Fearow
G S C
  Grass
15 15% 15% 0%
  Zubat
G S C
  Grass
15 0% 0% 5%
  Venonat
G S C
  Grass
15 0% 0% 30%
  Venomoth
G S C
  Grass
15 0% 0% 10%
  Mankey
G S C
  Grass
13 30%
  Primeape
G S C
  Grass
15 5%
  Marowak
G S C
  Grass
18 5% 5% 0%
Surfing
  Goldeen
G S C
  Surfing
10-19 90%
  Seaking
G S C
  Surfing
15-19 10%
Fishing
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  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  
  Rattata
FR LG
  Grass
14, 16-17 40%
  Spearow
FR LG
  Grass
13, 16-17 35%
  Ekans
FR LG
  Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 25%
  Sandshrew
FR LG
  Grass
11, 13, 15, 17 25%
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  
     
  Mankey
HG SS
  Grass
13 30%
  Primeape
HG SS
  Grass
15 5%
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
15 30% 30% 40%
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
13 30% 30% 0%
  Rattata
HG SS
  Grass
13-15 0% 0% 70%
  Spearow
HG SS
  Grass
13 20% 20% 0%
  Spearow
HG SS
  Grass
13-15 50% 50% 0%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
15 10% 10% 0%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
13-15 0% 0% 25%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
15 15% 15% 0%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Grass
13-15 0% 0% 30%
  Fearow
HG SS
  Grass
15 5% 5% 0%
Surfing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Surfing
10-15 90%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Surfing
15 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
Swarm
  Sableye
HG SS
  Swarm
13-15 40%
  Mawile
HG SS
  Swarm
13-15 40%
Special Pokémon
  Linoone
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
13 20%
  Whismur
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
13-15 20%
  Bidoof
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
13 20%
  Buizel
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
13-15 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  
  Rattata
P E
  Grass
17-22 20%
  Raticate
P E
  Grass
17-22 10%
  Spearow
P E
  Grass
17-22 20%
  Fearow
P E
  Grass
17-22 10%
  Nidoran♀
P E
  Grass
17-22 15%
  Nidorina
P E
  Grass
17-22 5%
  Nidoran♂
P E
  Grass
17-22 15%
  Nidorino
P E
  Grass
17-22 5%
Rare Spawns
  Chansey
P E
  Grass
17-22 -
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
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  360
  Oddish Lv.18
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
  Oddish Lv.18
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  700
  Machop Lv.20
No item
  Onix Lv.20
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♂ RB
Reward:  420
  Growlithe Lv.21
No item
  Charmander Lv.21
No item
 
Youngster *Y
Reward:  360
  Sandshrew Lv.24
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  190
  Beedrill Lv.19
No item
  Beedrill Lv.19
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  735
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Onix Lv.21
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  200
  Caterpie Lv.20
No item
  Weedle Lv.20
No item
  Venonat Lv.20
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♂
Reward:  380
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Diglett Lv.19
No item
  Ekans Lv.19
No item
  Sandshrew Lv.19
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  700
  Geodude Lv.20
No item
  Machop Lv.20
No item
  Geodude Lv.20
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  460
  Meowth Lv.23
No item


Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Picnicker Edna
キミエ Kimie
Reward:  680
  Nidorina Lv.30
No item
  Raichu Lv.34
No item
 
Camper Sid
リョウスケ Ryōsuke
Reward:  580
  Dugtrio Lv.32
No item
  Primeape Lv.29
No item
  Poliwrath Lv.29
No item
 
Camper Dean
ユウト Yūto
Reward:  620
  Golduck Lv.33
No item
  Sandslash Lv.31
No item
 
Hiker Tim
マサミチ Masamichi
Reward:  992
  Graveler Lv.31
No item
  Graveler Lv.31
No item
  Graveler Lv.31
No item
 
Picnicker Heidi
リカコ Rikako
Reward:  640
  Skiploom Lv.32
No item
  Skiploom Lv.32
No item
 
Hiker Sidney
タカアキ Takaaki
Reward:  1024
  Dugtrio Lv.34
No item
  Onix 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
 
Picnicker Alicia
エミカ Emika
Reward:  360
 
  Oddish Lv.18
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
  Oddish Lv.18
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.18
No item
 
Hiker Jeremy
ナルオ Naruo
Reward:  720
 
  Machop Lv.20
No item
  Onix Lv.20
No item
 
Camper Chris
マサシ Masashi
Reward:  420
 
  Growlithe Lv.21
No item
  Charmander Lv.21
No item
 
Bug Catcher Brent
ヨウイチ Yōichi
Reward:  228
  Beedrill Lv.19
No item
  Beedrill Lv.19
No item
 
Hiker Alan
マサノリ Masanori
Reward:  756
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Onix Lv.21
No item
 
Bug Catcher Conner
ヒロミチ Hiromichi
Reward:  240
  Caterpie Lv.20
No item
  Weedle Lv.20
No item
  Venonat Lv.20
No item
 
Camper Drew
ノリヒロ Norihiro
Reward:  380
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Sandshrew Lv.19
No item
  Ekans Lv.19
No item
  Sandshrew Lv.19
No item
 
Hiker Brice
ハルノブ Harunobu
Reward:  720
  Geodude Lv.20
No item
  Geodude Lv.20
No item
  Machop Lv.20
No item
 
Picnicker Caitlin
サチエ Sachie
Reward:  460
  Meowth Lv.23
No item
Rematch
 
Picnicker Alicia*
エミカ Emika
Reward:  500
 
  Meowth Lv.25
No item
 
Picnicker Alicia
エミカ Emika
Reward:  600/1100
 
  Persian Lv.30/55
No item
 
Hiker Jeremy
ナルオ Naruo
Reward:  1008
 
  Machoke Lv.30
No item
  Onix Lv.28
No item
 
Camper Chris*
マサシ Masashi
Reward:  480
 
  Growlithe Lv.24
No item
  Charmander Lv.24
No item
 
Camper Chris*
マサシ Masashi
Reward:  580
 
  Growlithe Lv.29
No item
  Charmeleon Lv.29
No item
 
Camper Chris*
マサシ Masashi
Reward:  1080
 
  Arcanine Lv.54
No item
  Charmeleon Lv.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
 
Picnicker Edna
キミエ Kimie
Reward:  720
  Nidorina Lv.41
No item
  Raichu Lv.45
No item
 
Camper Sid
リョウスケ Ryōsuke
Reward:  640
  Dugtrio Lv.43
No item
  Poliwrath Lv.40
No item
  Primeape Lv.40
No item
 
Camper Dean
ユウト Yūto
Reward:  672
  Golduck Lv.44
No item
  Sandslash Lv.42
No item
 
Hiker Eoin
マサミチ Masamichi
Reward:  1344
  Graveler Lv.42
No item
  Graveler Lv.42
No item
  Graveler Lv.42
No item
 
Picnicker Heidi
リカコ Rikako
Reward:  688
  Skiploom Lv.43
No item
  Skiploom Lv.43
No item
 
Hiker Clarke
タカアキ Takaaki
Reward:  1440
  Onix Lv.43
No item
  Dugtrio 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
 
Picnicker Alicia
アイミ Aimi
Reward:  420
2 Great Balls
  Eevee Lv.21
No item
  Gloom Lv.21
No item
 
Bug Catcher Conner
ヒロミチ Hiromichi
Reward:  228
3 Poké Balls
  Paras Lv.19
No item
 
Hiker Jeremy
ナルオ Naruo
Reward:  880
3 Poké Balls
  Onix Lv.22
No item
 
Camper Drew
ノリヒロ Norihiro
Reward:  420
2 Great Balls
  Sandshrew Lv.21
No item
  Raticate Lv.21
No item
 
Youngster Chris
マサシ Masashi
Reward:  400
3 Poké Balls
  Diglett Lv.20
No item
  Fearow Lv.20
No item
 
Black Belt Brice
ハルノブ Harunobu
Reward:  644
3 Poké Balls
  Mankey Lv.23
No item
 
Picnicker Caitlin
ユウカ Yūka
Reward:  420
2 Great Balls
  Goldeen Lv.21
No item
  Pidgeotto Lv.21
No item
 
Hiker Alan
マサノリ Masanori
Reward:  880
3 Poké Balls
  Geodude Lv.22
No item
  Geodude Lv.22
No item
  Geodude Lv.22
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Ace Trainer Arnold
ウンショウ Unshō
Reward: N/A
  Ninetales Lv.75
Hypnosis Calm Mind
Dark Pulse Dream Eater


Differences among generations

Generations I and III

Only a few cosmetic changes are present between Generations I and III. The normal tree on the side of the cut-able in the west of the route is changed to a fence and the same kind of tree south of the nearly tall grass is changed to a rock. Some hills are bigger, and all of them are made taller in FireRed and LeafGreen, adding another hill above. Also, the flowers in the west entrance are replaced by trees.

Generation II

In Generation II, the route was shortened by roughly 30%, and the corner between it and Route 10 belonged to it instead of belonging to Route 10 as it does in Generation I and III, making the north entrance to the Rock Tunnel placed practically in this route by three steps. Interestingly, the only way to enter the cave is entering Route 10 as the half of the Pokémon Center blocks the way. Also, almost all items were removed from the route and the number of Trainers was reduced to six. However, five of the six remained in positions occupied by Trainers in the other Generations.

Generation IV

 
The fence and the tree barricade

Many changes are made in this route. The cuttable tree is removed, the tall grass in the west side is slightly moved to the south, the shape of the same grass is also different, the ledge north of the signpost is removed, as a new ledge is added near the center grass, and a hill is added to the route to give it a more in-depth feel. South of the east tall grass, a new fence with four cuttable trees is added replacing the ledge north of the Poké Center, one of these trees not being necessary to pass through the grass. Like in Gold, Silver and Crystal, the corner between it and Route 10 belonged to this route; however, this time the Rock Tunnel entrance is not placed in the route.

For decorative purposes, rocks are added in some hills, as are the flowers near the Pokémon Center and two more hills in the east river. This river is not a dead end to the north like in previous generations; this time the water goes north, but it's still impossible to advance due to rocks blocking the way. The west-to-east part of the river is significantly shortened. Also, the trees in the west entrance are replaced by an extension of the south hill. The fence with the trees mentioned above is very similar to the tree barricade between the Pokémon Center and the Rock Tunnel in Route 10 in Generations I and III.

In the manga

 
Route 9 in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In Pokémon Adventures, the industrial waste from the unfinished Power Plant to the south has spread all the way to this route, causing erosion and killing off most of the local plant life. This has also affected the food resources of the Pokémon living in the area, including a pack of Mankey, forcing them to travel far and wide in search for anything to eat.

Yellow chapter

Route 9 was featured from Can't Catch Caterpie! to The Primeape Directive, where Blue and Yellow trained at the mountainous areas of the route in preparation for the upcoming battle against the Elite Four. Soon after arriving at the mountains, Yellow encountered a Caterpie, which had followed her all the way from Celadon City. Following Blue's instructions, she eventually caught it and added it to her team, nicknaming it Kitty. As a result for her battles against Caterpie while trying to catch it, Yellow's Rattata, Ratty, evolved into a Raticate, much to Yellow's shock, since she hadn't been aware that Pokémon could evolve.

After training together for a while, Blue and Yellow went on their separate ways by sea. Since Yellow didn't have a Pokémon that could Surf yet, she instead boarded the bypassing S.S. Anne to Vermilion City.

Trivia

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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