Rock Tunnel

If you were looking for the Mystery Dungeons whose Japanese names are Rock Tunnel, see Rock Path (Red and Blue Rescue Team) and Rock Path (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)


Rock Tunnel イワヤマトンネル
Rock Mountain Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Rock Tunnel-Night.png
Map description: A naturally formed underground tunnel. Because it has not been developed, it is inky dark inside. A light is needed to get through.FRLG
A dark tunnel that begins in Lavender Town and comes out in Cerulean City.HGSS
A large natural tunnel. It's pitch black, so a light source is required.PE
Location: Route 10
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, II, III, IV, VII
Kanto Rock Tunnel Map.png
Location of Rock Tunnel in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Rock Tunnel (Japanese: イワヤマトンネル Rock Mountain Tunnel) is a naturally formed underground tunnel. Since it has not been developed, it is pitch black inside. A light of some sort is needed for travelers to find their way, so it is recommended that Pokémon Trainers bring along a Pokémon that can use Flash outside of battle.

Rock Tunnel is the only alternative route to Lavender Town, as the two other routes have been rendered inaccessible by a slumbering Snorlax and the Saffron City gatekeepers. The cave has two separate floors, both of which are roughly the same size. There are many Trainers within the cave, there for the fun of exploring, training, or are simply lost in the darkness.

Route 10 leads from Cerulean City to Rock Tunnel. At the northern entrance of the cave is a convenient Pokémon Center. The roof of the Kanto Power Plant can also be seen from here (excluding Generation III). The southern entrance exits onto the remainder of Route 10, leading to Lavender Town.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, there is a Move Tutor who will teach the move Rock Slide to a Pokémon.

Items

Item Location Games
  Repel 1F, in the northeast of the room at the north entrance  FR  LG  P  E 
  Escape Rope 1F, in the southeast corner of the northeast section  FR  LG  P  E 
  Super Potion 1F, north of the rock formation in the southeast corner  P  E 
  Poké Ball 1F, from a man in the southeast near the ladder to B1F, if the player has less than 10 Poké Balls (repeatable)  P  E 
  Stardust 1F, at the north end of the second-easternmost room in the southeast  P  E 
  Pearl 1F, northwest of Picnicker Ariana  FR  LG 
  Pearl 1F, in the southwest corner  P  E 
  TM47 (Steel Wing) 1F, center platform  G  S  C 
  Elixer 1F, southwest  G  S  C 
  X Defend 1F, east of TM47 (hidden)  G  S  C 
  X Accuracy 1F, northeast (hidden)  G  S  C 
  X Accuracy 1F, on a stalagmite east of the north-west ladder (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Elixir 1F, north of south-west ladder  HG  SS 
  X Defend 1F, on a stalagmite north-east of the southern entrance (hidden)  HG  SS 
  TM56 (Fling) 1F, on second raised area north of southern entrance  HG  SS 
  Revive B1F, near the southwest corner of the floor, accessible from the northeasternmost ladder on 1F  FR  LG  P  E 
  Max Ether B1F, northeast of Hiker Dudley, accessible from the ladder northwest of the center of 1F  FR  LG 
  Dire Hit B1F, northeast of Black Belt Dudley, in the middle of the floor  P  E 
  Great Ball ×3 B1F, in the northeast corner  P  E 
  Full Heal B1F, in the northeast corner of the northeast section  P  E 
  Super Potion B1F, in the southwest corner of the northeast section  P  E 
  Max Potion B1F, northwest of PP Up (hidden)  G  S  C 
  PP Up B1F, west  G  S  C 
  Revive B1F, north  G  S  C 
  Iron B1F, south  G  S  C 
  Max Potion B1F, near south-east corner (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  PP Up B1F, southwest of ladder from northern entrance  HG  SS 
  Revive B1F, east of the northwest ladder  HG  SS 
  Iron B1F, far-right Rock Climb chamber (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
  HP Up B1F, second-to-the-left Rock Climb chamber (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Oval Stone B1F, far-left Rock Climb chamber (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
  Red Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Green Shard Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 
  Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
R B Y
  Cave
15-18 55%
  Zubat
R B Y
  Cave
15, 17, 19, 21 55%
  Geodude
R B Y
  Cave
16-17 25%
  Geodude
R B Y
  Cave
16, 18, 20 35%
  Machop
R B Y
  Cave
15, 17 15%
  Machop
R B Y
  Cave
17, 19, 21 10%
  Onix
R B Y
  Cave
13, 15 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.


B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
R B Y
  Cave
16-18 50%
  Zubat
R B Y
  Cave
20-22 45%
  Machop
R B Y
  Cave
15, 17 15%
  Machop
R B Y
  Cave
18, 20 20%
  Geodude
R B Y
  Cave
16-18 26%
  Geodude
R B Y
  Cave
17, 21 25%
  Onix
R B Y
  Cave
13, 17 9%
  Onix
R B Y
  Cave
14, 18, 22 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 II

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
8 10%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
12 10% 10% 0%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
12-15 0% 0% 40%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
12 20%
  Machop
G S C
  Cave
12 20% 20% 0%
  Machoke
G S C
  Cave
14 5%
  Machoke
G S C
  Cave
15 5% 5% 0%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
10 30%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
11 30% 30% 0%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
11-12 0% 0% 50%
  Haunter
G S C
  Cave
17 0% 0% 10%
  Cubone
G S C
  Cave
10-13 35%
  Cubone
G S C
  Cave
10 30% 30% 0%
  Marowak
G S C
  Cave
12 5% 5% 0%
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  
     
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
12 30%
  Geodude
G S C
  Cave
14 30%
  Cubone
G S C
  Cave
12 30%
  Cubone
G S C
  Cave
12 30% 30% 0%
  Onix
G S C
  Cave
16 20%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
10 10%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
12 10% 10% 0%
  Zubat
G S C
  Cave
12-15 0% 0% 40%
  Golbat
G S C
  Cave
15 0% 0% 5%
  Haunter
G S C
  Cave
15 0% 0% 5%
  Marowak
G S C
  Cave
14 5%
  Marowak
G S C
  Cave
15 5% 5% 0%
  Kangaskhan
G S C
  Cave
14 5%
  Kangaskhan
G S C
  Cave
15 5% 5% 0%
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

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Geodude
FR LG
  Cave
15-17 35%
  Zubat
FR LG
  Cave
15-16 30%
  Mankey
FR LG
  Cave
16-17 15%
  Machop
FR LG
  Cave
16-17 15%
  Onix
FR LG
  Cave
13, 15 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.


B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Geodude
FR LG
  Cave
15-17 35%
  Zubat
FR LG
  Cave
15-16 30%
  Mankey
FR LG
  Cave
16-17 15%
  Machop
FR LG
  Cave
17 10%
  Onix
FR LG
  Cave
13, 15, 17 10%
Rock Smash
  Geodude
FR LG
  Rock Smash
5-30 90%
  Graveler
FR LG
  Rock Smash
25-40 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 IV

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Cubone
HG SS
  Cave
10-13 35%
  Geodude
HG SS
  Cave
10 30%
  Machop
HG SS
  Cave
12 20%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
8 10%
  Machoke
HG SS
  Cave
14 5%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
12 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
10 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
12 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
10 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  
  Geodude
HG SS
  Cave
12 30%
  Cubone
HG SS
  Cave
12 30%
  Onix
HG SS
  Cave
16 20%
  Zubat
HG SS
  Cave
10 10%
  Marowak
HG SS
  Cave
14 5%
  Kangaskhan
HG SS
  Cave
14 5%
Rock Smash
  Geodude
HG SS
  Rock Smash
12-21 100%
Special Pokémon
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
16 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
12 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
16 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
12 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

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Golbat
P E
  Cave
18-23 20%
  Machop
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Geodude
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Graveler
P E
  Cave
18-23 20%
  Onix
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Cubone
P E
  Cave
18-23 9%
  Rhyhorn
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Kangaskhan
P E
  Cave
18-23 1%
Rare Spawns
  Charmander
P E
  Cave
18-23 -
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  
  Zubat
P E
  Cave
18-23 20%
  Golbat
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Machop
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Geodude
P E
  Cave
18-23 20%
  Graveler
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Onix
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Cubone
P E
  Cave
18-23 9%
  Rhyhorn
P E
  Cave
18-23 10%
  Kangaskhan
P E
  Cave
18-23 1%
Rare Spawns
  Charmander
P E
  Cave
18-23 -
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
 
PokéManiac
Reward:  1150
  Cubone Lv.23
No item
  Slowpoke Lv.23
No item
 
PokéManiac
Reward:  1250
  Slowpoke Lv.25
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  440
  Oddish Lv.22
No item
  Bulbasaur Lv.22
No item
 
PokéManiac
Reward:  1100
  Charmander Lv.22
No item
  Cubone Lv.22
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  875
  Geodude Lv.25
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  700
  Machop Lv.20
No item
  Onix Lv.20
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  665
  Geodude Lv.19
No item
  Machop Lv.19
No item
  Geodude Lv.19
No item
  Geodude Lv.19
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  700
  Onix Lv.20
No item
  Onix Lv.20
No item
  Geodude Lv.20
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  735
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Graveler Lv.21
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  420
  Jigglypuff Lv.21
No item
  Pidgey Lv.21
No item
  Meowth Lv.21
No item
 
Hiker
Reward:  735
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Graveler Lv.21
No item
 
PokéManiac
Reward:  1000
  Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
  Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
  Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  440
  Bellsprout Lv.22
No item
  Clefairy Lv.22
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  380
  Pidgey Lv.19
No item
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.19
No item
 
Jr. Trainer♀
Reward:  400
  Meowth Lv.20
No item
  Oddish Lv.20
No item
  Pidgey Lv.20
No item


Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
 
PokéManiac Ashton
サチオ Sachio
Reward:  1104
  Cubone Lv.23
No item
  Slowpoke Lv.23
No item
 
PokéManiac Winston
ミツグ Mitsugu
Reward:  1200
  Slowpoke Lv.25
No item
 
Picnicker Martha
トモコ Tomoko
Reward:  440
  Oddish Lv.22
No item
  Bulbasaur Lv.22
No item
 
PokéManiac Steve
トシオ Toshio
Reward:  1056
  Charmander Lv.22
No item
  Cubone Lv.22
No item
 
Hiker Allen
イサム Isamu
Reward:  900
  Geodude Lv.25
No item
 
Hiker Eric
ダイチ Daichi
Reward:  720
  Machop Lv.20
No item
  Onix Lv.20
No item
 
Hiker Lenny
カツヒト Katsuhito
Reward:  684
  Geodude Lv.19
No item
  Machop Lv.19
No item
  Geodude Lv.19
No item
  Geodude Lv.19
No item
 
Hiker Oliver
コダマ Kodama
Reward:  720
  Onix Lv.20
No item
  Onix Lv.20
No item
  Geodude Lv.20
No item
 
Hiker Lucas
サブロウ Saburō
Reward:  756
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Graveler Lv.21
No item
 
Picnicker Sofia
ミノリ Minori
Reward:  420
  Jigglypuff Lv.21
No item
  Pidgey Lv.21
No item
  Meowth Lv.21
No item
 
Hiker Dudley
トクオ Tokuo
Reward:  756
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Geodude Lv.21
No item
  Graveler Lv.21
No item
 
PokéManiac Cooper
キヨハル Kiyoharu
Reward:  960
  Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
  Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
  Slowpoke Lv.20
No item
 
Picnicker Leah
エミ Emi
Reward:  440
  Bellsprout Lv.22
No item
  Clefairy Lv.22
No item
 
Picnicker Ariana
カナミ Kanami
Reward:  380
  Pidgey Lv.19
No item
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Rattata Lv.19
No item
  Bellsprout Lv.19
No item
 
Picnicker Dana
ミユキ Miyuki
Reward:  400
  Meowth Lv.20
No item
  Oddish Lv.20
No item
  Pidgey Lv.20
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Generation VII

Trainer Pokémon
 
Poké Maniac Ashton
サチオ Sachio
Reward:  1,104
3 Poké Balls
  Slowpoke Lv.23
No item
 
Poké Maniac Winston
ミツグ Mitsugu
Reward:  1,104
3 Poké Balls
  Kangaskhan Lv.23
No item
 
Black Belt Dudley
トクオ Tokuo
Reward:  672
3 Poké Balls
  Onix Lv.24
No item
 
Hiker Allen
イサム Isamu
Reward:  920
3 Poké Balls
  Geodude Lv.23
No item
  Onix Lv.23
No item
  Graveler Lv.23
No item
 
Black Belt Eric
ダイチ Daichi
Reward:  672
3 Poké Balls
  Mankey Lv.24
No item
  Poliwhirl Lv.24
No item
 
Camper Lenny
カツヒト Katsuhito
Reward:  440
2 Great Balls
  Growlithe Lv.22
No item
 
Hiker Oliver
コダマ Kodama
Reward:  920
3 Poké Balls
  Onix Lv.23
No item
  Sandslash Lv.23
No item
 
Hiker Claus
サブロウ Saburō
Reward:  920
3 Poké Balls
  Machop Lv.23
No item
  Rhyhorn Lv.23
No item
 
Poké Maniac Cooper
キヨハル Kiyoharu
Reward:  1,104
3 Poké Balls
  Ivysaur Lv.23
No item
 
Ace Trainer Sofia
ミノリ Minori
Reward:  2,500
5 Ultra Balls
  Vulpix Lv.24
No item
  Kadabra Lv.25
No item
 
Ace Trainer Charlie
マナブ Manabu
Reward:  2,500
5 Ultra Balls
  Diglett Lv.24
No item
  Flareon Lv.25
No item
 
Black Belt Steve
トシオ Toshio
Reward:  672
3 Poké Balls
  Machop Lv.24
No item
  Machop Lv.24
No item
 
Picnicker Leah
エミ Emi
Reward:  440
2 Great Balls
  Nidorina Lv.22
No item
 
Camper Leroy
マコト Makoto
Reward:  440
2 Great Balls
  Nidorino Lv.22
No item
 
Picnicker Dana
ミユキ Miyuki
Reward:  440
2 Great Balls
  Meowth Lv.22
No item
  Vulpix Lv.22
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Hiker Irwin
ヨシヒロ Yoshihiro
Reward: N/A
  Geodude Lv.65
Bide Brick Break
- -
Master Trainer
 
Scientist West
トキオ Tokio
Reward: N/A
  Zubat Lv.70
Air Slash Confuse Ray
- -


Layout

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Crystal
FireRed    
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HeartGold    
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In the spin-off games

Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Rock Tunnel appears on the Red and Blue tables; catchable Pokémon include Ekans, Diglett, Machop, Geodude, Slowpoke, Onix, Voltorb and Mr. Mime.

Preview

In the anime

 
Rock Tunnel in the anime

Main series

 
Rock Tunnel in Pokémon Origins

Rock Tunnel first appeared in Trials of a Budding Master!, after Goh told Ash about a mass outbreak of Geodude in the area. Soon after arriving there, Goh managed to find and catch himself a Geodude, after which Ash was challenged to a World Coronation Series battle by Dozer and his Gurdurr. Using his Farfetch'd, Ash emerged victorious after a tough battle, increasing his World Coronation Series rank. However, Ash was then challenged by Rinto, whose Gallade easily dodged all of Farfetch'd's attacks before defeating it with False Swipe.

Rock Tunnel reappeared in Searching for Service with a Smile!, where Ash and Goh helped Multa to retrieve a Trainer's Tauros from the tunnel.

Pokémon Origins

Rock Tunnel appeared in File 2: Cubone, where Red exited it on his way to Lavender Town.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 岩山隧道 Ngàahmsāan Seuihdouh
Mandarin 岩山隧道 Yánshān Suìdào
  Czech Kamenný tunel
  Finnish Kivitunneli
  French Grotte Sombre (VII)
Grotte (I-IV)
  German Felstunnel
  Italian Tunnel Roccioso
  Korean 돌산터널 Dolsan Tunnel
  Spanish Túnel Roca



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