National Park

National Park しぜんこうえん
Nature Park
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS National Park-Night.png
Map description: A spacious and beautiful park. It's connected to the Pokéathlon Dome.
Location: Between Routes 35 and 36
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto National Park Map.png
Location of National Park in Johto.
Pokémon world locations

The National Park (Japanese: しぜんこうえん Nature Park) is a location in Johto. It is located to the north of Goldenrod City, between Route 35 and Route 36. The Bug-Catching Contest takes place there every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Geography

The park is separated into two main areas. The southern part contains several benches and a patch of flowers. Several people rest in this area, including a Teacher with a Persian that gives a Quick Claw to the player.

The northern part is circular and resembles a Poké Ball, with a fountain in the center, a semi-circular patch of tall grass to the south and another of long grass to the north, the first instance of this type of grass that is encountered in the games. Trainers can be battled only within these patches of grass, though there are no Trainers to battle during a Bug-Catching Contest.

In Generation II, most of the people talk about printing pictures off from the Pokédex, in order to promote the games' connectivity to the Game Boy Printer that was released two years before them. In Generation IV, they instead talk about using the Pokéwalker.

Items

Item Location Games
  Quick Claw Gift from the woman with a Persian in the southeast  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Parlyz Heal Behind the fence, near the east gate  G  S  C 
  Soothe Bell Behind the fence, near the east gate  HG  SS 
  TM28 (Dig) Behind the fence, in the southwest  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Full Heal Behind the fence, between the two flowers at the end of the path near the south gate (hidden)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
  Full Heal Two tiles north and two tiles east of the northeastern corner of the small fountain near the south gate (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Shiny Stone Behind the fence, on a cliff in the northeast (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
  Nugget Sometimes given out by Pokéfan Beverly if the player has her number (number obtainable with Marill in their partyC)  C  HG  SS 
  Sport Ball ×20 From the Contest Helper in either gate, to be used in the Bug-Catching Contest, cannot be keptTuThSa  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Bug-Catching Contest prizes

For the prizes received by competing in the Bug-Catching Contest, see Bug-Catching Contest → Prizes.

Pokémon

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
10-12 50% 0% 0%
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
10 5% 5% 0%
  Metapod
G S C
  Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
10-12 50% 0% 0%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
10 5% 5% 0%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
10-14 20% 0% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
12-14 0% 15% 0%
  Pidgey
G S C
  Grass
13 10% 10% 0%
  Nidoran♀
G S C
  Grass
12 30% 30% 0%
  Nidoran♂
G S C
  Grass
12 30% 30% 0%
  Venonat
G S C
  Grass
10-12 0% 0% 10%
  Psyduck
G S C
  Grass
12 0% 0% 30%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Grass
10-14 0% 0% 100%
  Hoothoot
G S C
  Grass
13-15 0% 0% 40%
  Ledyba
G S C
  Grass
14 20% 0% 0%
  Spinarak
G S C
  Grass
14 0% 0% 20%
  Sunkern
G S C
  Grass
11-13 0% 25% 0%
  Sunkern
G S C
  Grass
14 0% 20% 0%
Bug-Catching Contest
  Caterpie
G S C
  Grass
7-18 20%
  Metapod
G S C
  Grass
9-18 10%
  Butterfree
G S C
  Grass
12-15 5%
  Weedle
G S C
  Grass
7-18 20%
  Kakuna
G S C
  Grass
9-18 10%
  Beedrill
G S C
  Grass
12-15 5%
  Paras
G S C
  Grass
10-17 10%
  Venonat
G S C
  Grass
10-16 10%
  Scyther
G S C
  Grass
13-14 5%
  Pinsir
G S C
  Grass
13-14 5%
Fishing
  Krabby
G S C
  Fishing
Super Rod
40 100%
Note: The water is inaccessible without the use of a cheating device.
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  
     
  Caterpie
HG SS
  Grass
10, 12 50% 0% 0%
  Caterpie
HG SS
  Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
  Metapod
HG SS
  Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
10, 12 50% 0% 0%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
10 0% 30% 0%
  Kakuna
HG SS
  Grass
10 30% 30% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
10, 12, 14 20% 0% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
12, 14 0% 15% 0%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Grass
10, 12, 14 0% 0% 100%
  Sunkern
HG SS
  Grass
10, 12 0% 25% 0%
Headbutt
  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
10-15 20%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
10-15 50%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
13-15 30%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
13-15 30%
  Pineco
HG SS
  Headbutt
10-12 30%
Headbutt (Special Tree)

The group of trees are located at the top of a hill, behind the fence at the north-east section of the National Park. It is accessible through Rock Climb.

  Exeggcute
HG SS
  Headbutt
18-20 65%
  Cherubi
HG SS
  Headbutt
18-25 35%
Special Pokémon
  Plusle
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
10 20%
  Minun
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
12 20%
  Shinx
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
10, 12 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.


Bug-Catching Contest (pre-National Pokédex)

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Caterpie
HG SS
  Grass
7-18 20%
  Metapod
HG SS
  Grass
9-18 10%
  Butterfree
HG SS
  Grass
12-15 5%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
7-18 20%
  Kakuna
HG SS
  Grass
9-18 10%
  Beedrill
HG SS
  Grass
12-15 5%
  Paras
HG SS
  Grass
10-17 10%
  Venonat
HG SS
  Grass
10-16 10%
  Scyther
HG SS
  Grass
13-14 5%
  Pinsir
HG SS
  Grass
13-14 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.


Bug-Catching Contest (post-National Pokédex)

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Tuesday Contest
  Caterpie
HG SS
  Grass
24-36 20%
  Metapod
HG SS
  Grass
26-36 10%
  Butterfree
HG SS
  Grass
27-30 5%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
24-36 20%
  Kakuna
HG SS
  Grass
26-36 10%
  Beedrill
HG SS
  Grass
27-30 5%
  Paras
HG SS
  Grass
27-34 10%
  Venonat
HG SS
  Grass
25-32 10%
  Scyther
HG SS
  Grass
27-28 5%
  Pinsir
HG SS
  Grass
27-28 5%
Thursday Contest
  Scyther
HG SS
  Grass
27-28 5%
  Pinsir
HG SS
  Grass
27-28 5%
  Wurmple
HG SS
  Grass
24-36 20%
  Silcoon
HG SS
  Grass
24-32 10%
  Dustox
HG SS
  Grass
25-32 5%
  Nincada
HG SS
  Grass
26-36 20%
  Volbeat
HG SS
  Grass
26-36 10%
  Kricketot
HG SS
  Grass
27-30 10%
  Kricketune
HG SS
  Grass
27-30 10%
  Combee
HG SS
  Grass
27-34 5%
Saturday Contest
  Scyther
HG SS
  Grass
27-28 5%
  Pinsir
HG SS
  Grass
27-28 5%
  Wurmple
HG SS
  Grass
24-36 20%
  Beautifly
HG SS
  Grass
25-32 5%
  Cascoon
HG SS
  Grass
24-35 10%
  Nincada
HG SS
  Grass
26-36 20%
  Illumise
HG SS
  Grass
26-36 10%
  Kricketot
HG SS
  Grass
27-30 10%
  Kricketune
HG SS
  Grass
27-30 10%
  Combee
HG SS
  Grass
27-34 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.


Trainers

Generation II

Trainer Pokémon
 
Pokéfan Beverly
メグミ Megumi
Reward:  1120
 
  Snubbull Lv.14
  Berry
 
Pokéfan William
アキヒト Akihito
Reward:  1120
  Raichu Lv.14
  Berry
 
Schoolboy Jack
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward:  480
 
  Oddish Lv.12
No item
  Voltorb Lv.15
No item
 
Lass Krise
ユキ Yuki
Reward:  360
  Oddish Lv.12
No item
  Cubone Lv.15
No item
Rematch
 
Pokéfan BeverlyGS
メグミ Megumi
Reward:  1440
After reaching Mahogany Town
 
  Snubbull Lv.18
  Berry
 
Pokéfan BeverlyGS
メグミ Megumi
Reward:  2400
After the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident
 
  Granbull Lv.30
  Berry
 
Schoolboy Jack
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward:  544
After reaching Olivine City
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Oddish Lv.14
No item
  Voltorb Lv.17
No item
 
Schoolboy Jack
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward:  992
After the Goldenrod Radio Tower incident
and defeating the previous teamC
 
  Gloom Lv.28
No item
  Electrode Lv.31
No item
 
Schoolboy JackC
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward:  1056
After becoming Champion
and defeating the previous team
 
  Gloom Lv.30
No item
  Growlithe Lv.33
No item
  Electrode Lv.33
No item
 
Schoolboy JackC
シュウイチ Shūichi
Reward:  1184
After returning the Machine Part
and defeating the previous team
 
  Electrode Lv.35
No item
  Growlithe Lv.35
No item
  Vileplume Lv.37
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
 
Pokéfan Beverly
メグミ Megumi
Reward:  1024
 
  Snubbull Lv.16
No item
 
Pokéfan William
アキヒト Akihito
Reward:  1024
  Raichu Lv.16
No item
 
School Kid Jack
シュウイ Shūichi
Reward:  300
 
  Oddish Lv.12
No item
  Voltorb Lv.15
No item
 
Lass Krise
ユキ Yuki
Reward:  272
 
  Oddish Lv.14
No item
  Cubone Lv.17
No item
Rematch
 
Pokéfan Beverly*
メグミ Megumi
Reward:  2170
 
  Snubbull Lv.31
No item
 
Pokéfan Beverly
メグミ Megumi
Reward:  3010/3710
 
  Granbull Lv.43/53
No item
 
Lass Krise*
ユキ Yuki
Reward:  496
 
  Oddish Lv.21
No item
  Cubone Lv.31
No item
 
Lass Krise*
ユキ Yuki
Reward:  608
 
  Gloom Lv.32
No item
  Marowak Lv.38
No item
 
Lass Krise*
ユキ Yuki
Reward:  864
 
  Vileplume Lv.53
No item
  Marowak Lv.54
No item
 
School Kid Jack*
シュウイ Shūichi
Reward:  340
 
  Gloom Lv.29
No item
  Voltorb Lv.17
No item
 
School Kid Jack*
シュウイ Shūichi
Reward:  620
 
  Vileplume Lv.38
No item
  Electrode Lv.31
No item
 
School Kid Jack*
シュウイ Shūichi
Reward:  1040
 
  Electrode Lv.43
No item
  Vileplume Lv.52
No item
  Arcanine Lv.52
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.


Preview

Layout

Gold Silver Crystal HeartGold SoulSilver
     
 

In the anime

 
The National Park gate in the anime

National Park appeared in The Bug Stops Here, where Ash and his friends came by it just in time to see the Bug-Catching Contest starting. Ash and Casey, who also appeared at the site, decided to participate the contest. Casey ended up catching a Weedle that Ash was trying to catch, but eventually Ash caught himself a Beedrill. After dealing with Team Rocket's latest scheme, during which Casey's Chikorita evolved into a Bayleef, Ash was declared the winner of the contest, earning him a Sun Stone and allowing him to keep the Pokémon he had caught. Before the group parted ways with Casey, Ash decided to give Beedrill to Casey, knowing her love of yellow-and-black-striped Pokémon.

Pokémon

 
Weedle
 
Venomoth
 
Pineco
 
Scyther


Caught Pokémon

 
Beedrill

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In Smeargle Smudge, a bicycle race between Gold and Whitney was mentioned to pass through the National Park.

In the Chuang Yi translation, the National Park was referred to as "Nature Reserve".

Trivia

  • School Kid Jack is the only Trainer here not to have his Pokémon's levels increase between Generations II and IV.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 自然公園 Jihyìhn Gūngyún
Mandarin 自然公園 / 自然公园 Zìrán Gōngyuán
  Finnish Huvipuisto
  European French Parc Naturel
  German Nationalpark
  Italian Parco Nazionale
  Korean 자연공원 Jayeon Gongweon
  Polish Park Rozrywki
  Brazilian Portuguese Parque Nacional
  European Spanish Parque Nacional
  Vietnamese Công viên Thiên Nhiên



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Landmarks
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