Mt. Mortar

Mt. Mortar スリバチ
Mt. Suribachi
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Mt. Mortar-Night.png
Map description: A naturally large cavern that is incredibly spacious.
Location: Route 42, between Ecruteak City and Mahogany Town
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Mt Mortar Map.png
Location of Mt. Mortar in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

Mt. Mortar (Japanese: スリバチ Mt. Suribachi) is a large cave in Johto with three entrances on Route 42. Part of the large range of mountains north of the Johto region, it is known to be a confusing maze-like area with an interior cave known as the Waterfall Cave. It is an optional cave to enter, but contains many valuable items and Pokémon. The player can pass through the mountain caves to bypass the lakes on Route 42. It is the training place of Kiyo, the Karate King from Saffron City. He will reward the player with a level 10 Tyrogue upon defeat.

Geography

Mt. Mortar has three entrances and is huge inside, one of the largest of all caves in the games. It has four floors, and its high Pokémon-encounter rate makes getting lost very costly. It has Surfable waterways, Waterfalls, Strength puzzles, and multiple levels. It is usually considered to be one of the toughest caves to navigate. The cave also provides limited vision in Gold and Silver unless Flash is used, but is already lit in Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver.

The Karate King

The Karate King, Kiyo, is the leader of the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, he has gone to Mt. Mortar to train. In order to find him, the player must use the center entrance which offers access to water, then Surf ahead and climb a Waterfall. Then they must make their way to the bottom of the cave, where they will eventually find him waiting to be challenged. Kiyo uses a Hitmonchan and a Hitmonlee, and once they are defeated, he will give the player a Tyrogue as a reward. However, if the player does not have an empty slot in their party, Kiyo will tell them to make room for it, then come back.

Items

1F (entrance)

Item Location Games
  Hyper Potion West side, east of the entrance on a small rock (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Ether West side, accessible from the southwestern ladder from 1F (back)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Guard Spec. East side, accessible from the southeastern ladder from 1F (back)  G  S 
  Revive East side, accessible from the southeastern ladder from 1F (back)  C  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion East side, on a rock west of the entrance to 1F (back)(hidden)  G  S  C 
  Revive East side, north of the upper exit to Route 42 (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 

1F (back)

Item Location Games
  Hyper Potion Central area, north of the central platforms, at the bottom of the western ledge (requires Strength)  G  S 
  Escape Rope Central area, northeast of the central platforms, at the bottom of the northeastern ledge (requires Strength)  G  S 
  Hyper Potion Central area, atop the western platform (requires Strength)  C 
  Ultra Ball Central area, atop the northern platform (requires Strength)  C 
  Nugget Central area, northeast of the central platform (requires Strength)  C 
  Escape Rope Central area, southeast of the central platform, at the bottom of a series of ledges (requires Strength)  C 
  Max Repel Central area, in the crater just north of the movable boulder (requires Strength (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Ultra Ball Central area, atop the western platform (requires Strength)  HG  SS 
  Max Potion Central area, north of the central platform, just below the raised path (requires Strength)  HG  SS 
  Escape Rope Central area, east of the central platform, at the southern end of the raised path (requires Strength)  HG  SS 
  Nugget Central area, atop the northeastern platform (requires Strength)  HG  SS 
  Max Repel Northern area, on a rock in the eastern corner(hidden) (requires Surf and Waterfall)  G  S  C 
  Max Revive Northern area, in the indent east of the ladder from 2F (requires Surf and Waterfall)  G  S  C 
  Max Potion Northern area, at the southwestern end of the path in the eastern corner (requires Surf and Waterfall)  C 
  Ether Northern area, on a platform southeast of the ladder from 2F (requires Surf and Waterfall) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Iron Northern area, on a platform south of the ladder from 2F (requires Surf and Waterfall)  C  HG  SS 
  Iron Ball Northern area, on the southeastern platform (requires Surf and Waterfall)  HG  SS 
  Max Revive Northern area, on the platform west of the ladder to B1F (requires Surf and Waterfall)  HG  SS 
  Ultra Ball On a rock on the raised path in the west (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Protector North of the western entrance (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
  Rare Candy North of the western entrance, west of the Protector (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Full Incense North of the southeastern ladder to 2F (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
  Nugget West of the southeastern ladder to 2F, at the southern end of the path (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 

2F

Surf and Waterfall are required to reach this area.

Item Location Games
  TM40 (Defense Curl) In the center, on the L-shaped raised section  G  S  C 
  Escape Rope On the raised section in the northeast corner  G  S  C 
  Full Restore The right tile in-between the ledges east of the Dragon Scale (hidden)  G  S 
  Full Restore Northern area, on a rock east of the T-shaped raised platform (hidden)  C 
  Dragon Scale On the raised section in the northwest corner  G  S  C 
  Elixer In the northwest corner, southeast of the ladder leading to 1F (back)  G  S  C 
  Rare Candy In the southwest corner, east of a ledge and below two rocks  G  S 
  Rare Candy Southwest corner  C  HG  SS 
  Max Potion Northeast of the entrance, below the second ledge from the bottom and east of the rectangular raised section  G  S  C 
  Max Potion Northeast of the entrance  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion Southeast, in a wall south of the Max Potion (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Full Restore On a stalagmite north of a pond on the eastern edge of the room (hidden)  HG  SS 
  HP Up On a large rock near the center, southeast of TM40 (hidden)  HG  SS 
  TM40 (Aerial Ace) Northeast of Super Nerd Hugh  HG  SS 
  Escape Rope Near northeast corner  HG  SS 
  Full Heal On a stalagmite east of the ladder to 1F (back) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Dragon Scale East of the ladder to 1F (back)  HG  SS 
  Elixir Southeast of the ladder to the 1F (back)  HG  SS 

B1F

Item Location Games
  Full Restore On the platform east of the ladder from 1F (entrance) (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion On the patch of landGS/platformC northeast of the ladder from 1F (entrance) (requires Surf)  G  S  C 
  Max Ether On the patch of land northeast of the ladder from 1F (entrance) (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
  Hyper Potion On the patch of land north of the ladder from 1F (entrance) (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
  PP Up North of the ladder from 1F (entrance) (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
  Ultra Ball West of the ladder from 1F (entrance) in the northern wall between the rocks (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Full Heal On the patch of land across the water, west of the ladder from 1F (requires Surf)  G  S 
  Carbos On the patch of land across the water, west of the ladder from 1F (entrance) (requires Surf)  C  HG  SS 
  Max Revive On a lone rock southGSC/eastHGSS of the ladder from 2F (requires Surf and Waterfall) (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

1F (entrance)

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Rattata
G S C
  Cave
14-16 14%
  Rattata
G S C
  Cave
14 30%
  Raticate
G S C
  Cave
16 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
13-15 60%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
13 30%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
13 10%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
14 20%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
14 20% 20% 0%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
14 5%
  Marill
G S C
  Cave
15 1%
  Marill
G S C
  Cave
14 0% 0% 20%
Surfing
  Goldeen
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Surfing
15-19 60%
  Seaking
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 10%
  Marill
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 30%
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%
During a Marill swarm
  Rattata
G S C
  Swarm
16 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Swarm
15 30%
  Machop
G S C
  Swarm
14 20%
  Geodude
G S C
  Swarm
14 5%
  Marill
G S C
  Swarm
13-15 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.


1F (back)

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Rattata
G S C
  Cave
14 10%
  Rattata
G S C
  Cave
14 30%
  Raticate
G S C
  Cave
14 10% 10% 20%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
14 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
15 5% 5% 10%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
15 5%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
13-15 35%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
15 20% 20% 0%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
13-15 50%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
13 30%
  Marill
G S C
  Cave
15 0% 0% 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.


2F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Raticate
G S C
  Cave
30 10%
  Raticate
G S C
  Cave
30 10% 10% 20%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
30 5%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
30 5% 5% 15%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
28 5%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
28 5% 5% 0%
  Machoke
G S C
  Cave
32 30%
  Machoke
G S C
  Cave
32 30% 30% 0%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
31 20%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
31 0% 20% 30%
  Graveler
G S C
  Cave
31 30%
  Marill
G S C
  Cave
28 0% 0% 5%
Surfing
  Goldeen
G S C
  Surfing
20-29 90%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 60%
  Seaking
G S C
  Surfing
25-29 10%
  Marill
G S C
  Surfing
25-29 30%
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.


B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Rattata
G S C
  Cave
16 20%
  Raticate
G S C
  Cave
16 5%
  Raticate
G S C
  Cave
18 5%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
15-17 60%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
17 20%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
16 10%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
16 10% 10% 0%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
16 5%
  Marill
G S C
  Cave
16 0% 0% 10%
Surfing
  Goldeen
G S C
  Surfing
15-24 90%
  Goldeen
G S C
  Surfing
15-19 60%
  Seaking
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 10%
  Marill
G S C
  Surfing
20-24 30%
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%
Gift Pokémon
  Tyrogue
G S C
  Gift
10 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

1F (entrance)

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Rattata
HG SS
  Cave
14, 16 14%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
13, 15 60%
  Machop
HG SS
  Cave
14 20%
  Geodude
HG SS
  Cave
14 5%
  Marill
HG SS
  Cave
15 1%
Surfing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Surfing
10-25 90%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Surfing
15-25 10%
Fishing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
During Marill swarm
  Rattata
HG SS
  Cave
14, 16 14%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
13, 15 20%
  Machop
HG SS
  Cave
14 20%
  Geodude
HG SS
  Cave
14 5%
  Marill
HG SS
  Cave
13-15 41%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
14 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
13-15 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
14 20%
  Bronzor
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.


1F (back)

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Rattata
HG SS
  Cave
14 10%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
13-15 5%
  Machop
HG SS
  Cave
13-15 35%
  Geodude
HG SS
  Cave
13-15 50%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
15 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
13 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
15 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  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.


2F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Raticate
HG SS
  Cave
30 10%
  Golbat
HG SS
  Cave
30 5%
  Machop
HG SS
  Cave
28 5%
  Machoke
HG SS
  Cave
32 30%
  Geodude
HG SS
  Cave
31 20%
  Graveler
HG SS
  Cave
31 30%
Surfing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Surfing
15-30 90%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Surfing
20-30 10%
Fishing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
31 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
31-32 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
31 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
31-32 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.


B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Rattata
HG SS
  Cave
16 20%
  Raticate
HG SS
  Cave
16 5%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
15-17 60%
  Machop
HG SS
  Cave
13-16 10%
  Geodude
HG SS
  Cave
13-16 5%
Surfing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Surfing
10-15 90%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Surfing
15 10%
Fishing
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
  Goldeen
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
  Seaking
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
  Magikarp
HG SS
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
15 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
13 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
15 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
13 20%
Gift Pokémon
  Tyrogue
HG SS
  Gift
10 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

Generation II

1F

Trainer Pokémon
 
PokéManiac MillerC
ナオト Naoto
Reward:  1020
  Nidoking Lv.17
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.17
No item
Requires Strength or Surf and Waterfall
 
Super Nerd MarkusC
ガクジ Gakuji
Reward:  608
  Slowpoke Lv.19
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.


2F

Trainer Pokémon
Requires Surf and Waterfall
 
Super Nerd HughC
タカフミ Takafumi
Reward:  1248
  Seadra Lv.39
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.


B1F

Requires Surf and Waterfall



Generation IV

1F

Trainer Pokémon
 
Poké Maniac Harrison
ナオト Naoto
Reward:  1088
  Nidoking Lv.17
No item
  Nidoqueen Lv.17
No item
Requires Strength or Rock Climb or Surf and Waterfall
 
Super Nerd Markus
ガクジ Gakuji
Reward:  912
  Slowpoke Lv.19
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.


2F

Trainer Pokémon
Requires Surf and Waterfall
 
Super Nerd Hugh
タカフミ Takafumi
Reward:  1872
  Seadra Lv.39
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.


B1F

Requires Surf and Waterfall



Preview

Layout

Version 1F (entrance) 1F (back) 2F B1F
Gold        
Silver
Crystal      
HeartGold |  |  |  | 
SoulSilver
 

In the manga

 
Mt. Mortar in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

Years before the chapter, Crystal had trained on Mt. Mortar to develop her Pokémon catching skills. During her training, she was attacked by a wild Arcanine, but a group of other wild Pokémon helped her recover. While her hands were covered in bandages as they recovered, Crystal learned to launch Poké Balls more effectively by kicking them instead of throwing them. When the wild Arcanine appeared again, Crystal noticed an injury next to one of its eyes, and used the wild Pokémon she had befriended to help treat Arcanine's wound. Subsequently, Arcanine and the other wild Pokémon joined Crystal, forming her main team.

In Absolutely Azumarill, Mirei sent Crystal to Mt. Mortar to relearn her Pokémon catching skills, which she had suddenly lost after failing to catch Suicune. In Lively Larvitar, Crystal was attacked by a wild Larvitar a few days into her training. As it kept attacking Crystal's Arcanine, Archy, only from its blind side, Crystal was able to figure out that this Larvitar was the Pokémon that had attacked Archy years earlier. Thanks to Crystal's Chikorita, Megaree, evolving into Bayleef, Crystal was able to capture Larvitar, showing that she had recovered her ability to catch Pokémon.

Trivia

Name origin

Mt. Mortar is named after a mortar bowl used for grinding and mixing substances. A suribachi is the Japanese equivalent of a mortar bowl. Mortar is also a mixture of cement and water that is used to bind and fill gaps between construction bricks.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擂鉢山 Lèuihbut Sāan *
斯里巴吉山 Sīlǐbājí Shān *
Mandarin 擂鉢山 / 擂钵山 Léibō Shān *
斯里巴吉山 Sīlǐbājí Shān *
  European French Mont Creuset
  German Kesselberg
  Italian Monte Scodella
  Korean 절구산 Jeolgu San
  Brazilian Portuguese Monte Mortar
Mt. Mortar
  European Spanish Mt. Mortero
  Vietnamese Núi Suribachi


References


Johto
               
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
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Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBellchime TrailBurned TowerMoomoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


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