Lake of Rage

This article is about the location in Johto. For the episode of Pokémon Generations titled "The Lake of Rage", see PG04.
Not to be confused with the Lake of Outrage, a zone in the Galar region's Wild Area.
Lake of Rage
Gyarados Lake
いかりのみずうみ
Lake of Rage
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Lake of Rage HGSS dry.png
Map description: A huge lake full of clear, blue water.
Location: North of Mahogany Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Lake of Rage Map.png
Location of Lake of Rage in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The Lake of Rage (Japanese: いかりのみずうみ Lake of Rage), also known as Gyarados Lake (Japanese: ギャラドスこ Gyarados Lake), is a location in Johto. It is located just north of Mahogany Town, connecting it with Route 43, making it the northern-most accessible point of the Johto region. A large lake spans the area of the Lake of Rage, with a few residents living nearby. It is said to be the largest lake in the region. West of the lake lies a labyrinth of trees, which hides a house.

It is said the Lake of Rage was created the last time many Gyarados got together and stirred up a storm. The crater that remained filled with rainwater and became the Lake of Rage. In the middle of the lake dwells a Shiny Gyarados that had recently became irritable due to the radio waves transmitted by Team Rocket from their hideout in Mahogany Town. The Lake of Rage was considered a dangerous place to go, as the red Gyarados started tipping over boats and scaring swimmers.

Geography

The Lake of Rage is located north of Route 43. Along the way to the Lake of Rage, the player will meet several members of Team Rocket. By surfing into the middle of the lake, the player will encounter a red Gyarados. After catching, defeating or fleeing from it, the player will receive a Red Scale. Lance, of the Elite Four, will be waiting for the player on the shore afterwards, and will speak of the secret Team Rocket HQ in Mahogany Town.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it will rain at the lake every day. After catching, defeating, or fleeing from the Gyarados, it will not rain on Wednesday, and the water level will drop. Different items are accessible and different Trainers appear depending on the weather.

To the northwest of the lake, there is a house hidden within a labyrinth of trees. Inside, a man will give players TM10 (Hidden Power) for locating the reclusive house. The path to this house begins in Route 43, on the western side. In Generation II, crossing the lake is not required, but it is the opposite in Generation IV, as the house is only reachable when the Lake is flooded. On Wednesdays, Wesley is found near this house, and will give the player a Black Belt the first time they meet, and then a Downcast Ribbon every week after having met all seven siblings (Generation IV only).

Southeast of the lake is another house, where a Fishing Guru resides. His greatest dream is to see the world's largest Magikarp, and he regularly measures those brought to him in order to realize it. If he is shown a Magikarp, he will calculate its size and give the player an Elixir if it is bigger than the largest one he had seen before. Initially, this record is 3'6" and held by Ralph.

The player can also Fly to the Lake of Rage; in Generation II, it is the only destination in any game that can be flown to where the player will not land in front of a building, but in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player lands in front of the Fishing Guru's house.

Items

 
Normal Lake appearance (top) and flooded appearance (bottom) in Generation IV
Item Location Games
  Full Restore At the end of the indent on the right side, southwest of the lake (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Full Restore At the eastern end between the two ledges, southwest of the lake (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Red Flute On the patch of land west of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
  Black Belt From Wesley in the northwestern corner, accessible when the lake is not flooded (requires CutGSC)We  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Downcast Ribbon From Wesley in the northwestern corner after meeting all the week siblings, accessible when the lake is floodedWe  HG  SS 
  Rare Candy At the end of the western path, west of the lake (requires Cut) (cannot be obtained while Wesley is present) (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Max Ether At the end of the middle path, west of the lake (requires Cut)  G  S  C 
  Max Revive At the end of the middle path, west of the lake, accessible when the lake is not flooded (requires Cut)We  HG  SS 
  TM43 (Secret Power) On the patch of land north of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
  TM10 (Hidden Power) From the man in the northwestern house (requires Cut)  G  S  C 
  TM10 (Hidden Power) From the man in the northwestern house, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Cut)  HG  SS 
  TM43 (Detect) At the end of the northeastern path, accessible west of the lake (requires Cut)  G  S  C 
  Full Restore At the end of the northeastern path, accessible west of the lake when it is not flooded (requires Cut)We  HG  SS 
  Ether From the Fishing Guru for showing him a larger Magikarp than the one listed (initially 41.9 inches)  G  S  HG  SS 
  Elixir From the Fishing Guru for showing him a larger Magikarp than the one listed (initially 41.9 inches)  C 
  Red Scale Automatically obtained after battling the Red Gyarados (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Rare Candy In the gap between the trees south of the path, east of the lake(hidden)  HG  SS 
  Max Potion At the northern end of the path, east of the lake (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Choice Specs On the patch of land northeast of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
  Max Potion On the patch of land northeast of the lake, accessible when the lake is flooded (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Full Heal On the patch of land south of the lake, accessible when the lake is not flooded (requires Surf)We  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Surfing
  Magikarp
G S C
  Surfing
10–19 90%
  Gyarados
G S C
  Surfing
15–19 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
  Gyarados
G S C
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
  Magikarp
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Gyarados
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
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%
  Venonat
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%
Special Pokémon
  Gyarados
Shiny
G S C
  Only one
30 One
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  
Surfing
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Surfing
5-20 90%
  Gyarados
HG SS
  Surfing
10-20 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 100%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 90%
  Gyarados
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Gyarados
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 30%
Headbutt
  Venonat
HG SS
  Headbutt
17-19 15%
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
14-19 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
14-16 50%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
17-19 65%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
14-16 30%
Special Pokémon
If not caught, respawns after entering the Hall of Fame
  Gyarados
Shiny
HG SS
  Only one
30 One
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

These Trainers will appear only after the defeat of Team Rocket at the Team Rocket HQ.

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Cooltrainer Aaron
ユウ
Reward:  1152
Requires Cut
  Ivysaur Lv.24
No item
  Charmeleon Lv.24
No item
  Wartortle Lv.24
No item
 
Fisher Raymond
ケイゾウ Keizō
Reward:  880
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
 
Fisher Andre
ショウジ Shōji
Reward:  1080
  Gyarados Lv.27
No item
 
Cooltrainer Lois
チヒロ Chihiro
Reward:  1200
  Skiploom Lv.25
No item
  Ninetales Lv.25
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
 
Fisherman Andre
MoTuThFrSaSu

ショウジ Shōji
Reward:  864
  Gyarados Lv.27
No item
 
Fisherman Raymond
MoTuThFrSaSu

ケイゾウ Keizō
Reward:  704
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
  Magikarp Lv.22
No item
 
Ace Trainer Lois
チヒロ Chihiro
Reward:  1500
  Mareep Lv.25
No item
  Ninetales Lv.25
No item
 
Ace Trainer AltonWe
ユウ
Reward:  1440
  Ivysaur Lv.24
No item
  Charmeleon Lv.24
No item
  Wartortle Lv.24
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.


Layout

 
Lake of Rage while wet
   
Generation II Generation IV


In the anime

 
Lake of Rage in the anime
 
A map of Lake of Rage in the anime

Main series

The Lake of Rage, referred to as Lake Rage in the anime, appeared in Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution and Rage Of Innocence. Ash, his friends, and Lance learned that Team Rocket was conducting experiments at the lake as a part of Project R, which involved forcing Pokémon to evolve. Since the Red Gyarados was the only Pokémon in the lake to have been affected by their experiments, Team Rocket captured it for further studying. However, their project ended in a failure when Lance destroyed Team Rocket's research facility at the lake, followed by the Red Gyarados escaping and getting caught by Lance.

 
Lake of Rage in Pokémon Generations

Pokémon Generations

The Lake of Rage appeared in The Lake of Rage. Lance had briefly encountered and battled the Red Gyarados before at the lake, motivating him in investigating the Team Rocket HQ in Mahogany Town. After the radio wave generator that had forced Gyarados to evolve had been destroyed, Lance revisited the lake to see that the Red Gyarados had calmed down.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure

The Lake of Rage appeared in JBA4, where defended the Red Gyarados from Ariana and Petrel, eventually gaining its trust and help in defeating the two Executives.

 
Lake of Rage in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

The Lake of Rage first appeared in Raise the Red Gyarados, where Silver came to inspect it per Lance's instructions, followed by Gold. The two were soon attacked by a swarm of Gyarados. Based on the static on their Pokégear screens, Silver deduced that a radio wave was behind the lake's Magikarp evolving and the Gyarados rampaging. Eventually, Silver managed to locate the source of the radio waves, a Red Gyarados, and proceeded to capture it with Gold's help, stopping the radio waves. However, they were then approached by the Masked Man.

In Delibird Delivery - 1 and 2, Gold and Silver battled against the Masked Man, with Silver using his newly caught Red Gyarados to command the lake's other Gyarados to attack him. Despite this, however, both Gold and Silver suffered a crushing defeat.

In Raising Raichu and Do-Si-Do with Dodrio, Lt. Surge arrived at the Lake of Rage to investigate Gold and Silver's disappearance. Using his submarine, he dived into the lake and found the Red Gyarados frozen in ice, as well as some of Gold and Silver's belongings.

Trivia

 
A possible prototype of the Lake of Rage
  • Unused debug text in Japanese Crystal spells the lake's name as 「イカリのみずうみ」, with ikari in katakana (イカリ) as opposed to the usual hiragana (いかり). Additionally, there is a leftover map in Gold and Silver that includes a Pokémon Center, Poké Mart, and even a Pokémon Gym surrounding a lake that is a similar size and shape to the Lake of Rage.
  • Sevii Islands in FireRed and LeafGreen (listen) is a rearrangement of Route 42 from Gold and Silver (listen), which is shared with the Lake of Rage.
  • Even though it is said that Team Rocket's radio signal is evolving all the Magikarp in Lake of Rage, Magikarp can still be found there at any time. Even if the radio signal is being listened to on the Poké Gear, Gyarados do not show up more often.
  • Ace Trainer Lois mentions having seen a pink Butterfree, possibly as a reference to the one that appeared in Bye-Bye Butterfree.
  • In German, unlike other languages, the Lake of Rage is not named after a specific move.


In other languages

Lake of Rage

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 憤怒之湖 Fènnù-zhī Hú
  Dutch Meer van Razernij
  European French Lac Colère
  German See des Zorns
  Italian Lago d'Ira
  Korean 분노의 호수 Bunno-ui Hosu
  Polish Jezioro Wściekłości
  Brazilian Portuguese Lago da Fúria
  European Spanish Lago de la Furia
  Vietnamese Hồ Ikari

Gyarados Lake

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 暴鯉龍之湖 / 暴鲤龙之湖 Bàolǐlóng-zhī Hú
  European French Lac Leviator
  German Garados-See
  Italian Lago dei Gyarados
  Korean 갸라도스호 Gyarados Ho
  Brazilian Portuguese Lago dos Gyarados
  European Spanish Lago de Gyarados


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