S.S. Aqua

S.S. Aqua アクアごう
Aqua
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
SS Aqua HGSS.png
Map description: A boat that traverses ocean paths using hydraulic power.
Location: Olivine City, Vermilion City
Region: Johto and Kanto
Generations: II, IV
Johto SS Aqua Map.png
Location of S.S. Aqua in Johto and Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

Fast Ship S.S. Aqua (Japanese: こうそくせんアクアごう High-Speed Vessel Aqua), commonly referred to as simply the S.S. Aqua (Japanese: アクアごう Aqua) or Fast Ship (Japanese: こうそくせん High-Speed Vessel), is a ferry service that runs between Johto and Kanto.

It is one of the methods of transportation between Johto and Kanto in the Generation II and IV games, alongside the Magnet Train, walking, and flying or teleporting. It travels between Olivine City and Vermilion City. A player can only travel on this ship after defeating the Johto League.

Terminology

Fast Ship S.S. Aqua

Fast Ship S.S. Aqua (Japanese: こうそくせんアクアごう High-Speed Vessel Aqua)

  • Mentioned in the game dialogue. Some examples: "Welcome to Fast Ship S.S.Aqua.", "Fast Ship S.S. Aqua is en route to Vermilion City.", "Fast Ship S.S. Aqua has arrived in Vermilion City."

S.S. Aqua

S.S. Aqua (Japanese: アクアごう Aqua)

Fast Ship

 
Poké Seer saying that a Pichu was met on the Fast Ship

Fast Ship (Japanese: こうそくせん High-Speed Vessel)

  • Mentioned in the game dialogue. Some examples: "The Fast Ship will sail next Friday.", "The Fast Ship is a great place to meet and battle trainers.", "A voyage is best for getting over a broken heart. But a Fast Ship trip is too short for grieving."
  • The Fast Ship Pier is located in Olivine City, as said on a sign at the city.
  • In Pokémon Crystal, the Poké Seer is able to tell if a Pokémon was originally met on the ship (this is only legitimately possible if an Egg hatches on the ship). Similarly, the Pokémon's summary in Pokémon Stadium 2 also includes the meeting place. In both cases, this is written as "Fast Ship".
  • In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the player may not select S.S. Aqua on the Pokégear map because of the S.S. Aqua map glitch. However, the feature to select the ship is found in the game data, in which case it would be named "Fast Ship" on the map.

Voyages

 
The S.S. Aqua in Generation II

When the player first rides the ship to Vermilion City, a man will bump into them as they board and explain that he lost his granddaughter. When the player first enters the lower deck, a crewman will deny them access to the rest of the ship, asking them to locate a co-worker who is slacking off on the floor above. The crewman is a Sailor in a previously empty room (in Generation IV, the Sailor is found sleeping in a cabin before the player is asked to find him), and once he is defeated in a Pokémon battle, the crewman below will let the player pass. After traversing through the lower deck, the player will find the man's granddaughter trying to get the captain to play with her. The player takes her back to her grandfather, at which point the S.S. Aqua will arrive in Vermilion City and the player can disembark.

After the initial trip to Kanto (which can happen on any day of the week), the S.S. Aqua can be sailed from Kanto to Johto every Sunday and Wednesday and from Johto to Kanto each Monday and Friday. Trips after the initial one will end when the player sleeps in the bed in their cabin, which heals their party.

S.S. Aqua Schedule
Port Days
Olivine City Monday and Friday
Vermilion City Wednesday and Sunday

Trainers can also be encountered and battled on the ship each voyage. In Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal, if the player defeats one or more Trainers on the ship and then boards it again for the same voyage (even on the same day), the Trainers can be battled and defeated again, and the player can keep re-boarding and re-battling the Trainers an unlimited number of times. However, in the Generation IV remakes, once an individual Trainer is defeated, that Trainer can never be battled again, regardless of when or how often the player re-boards the S.S. Aqua.

S.S. Aqua on the map

The S.S. Aqua appears as a fixed location on the Pokégear map, at the sea between Johto and Kanto. This may not be always an accurate representation of the player's location on the map, given that it still appears at sea even after the announcement that the ship has docked either in Olivine City or Vermilion City.

In the Pokédex map from Pokémon Stadium 2, the S.S. Aqua is seen near Olivine City.

Items

Item Location Games
  Metal Coat Gift from gentleman for finding his granddaughter  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Captain

Item Location Games
  Flame Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Splash Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Zap Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Meadow Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Icicle Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Fist Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Toxic Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Earth Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Sky Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Mind Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Insect Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Stone Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Spooky Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Draco Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Dread Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Iron Plate Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after obtaining all 16 Badges (one Plate selected at random)  HG  SS 
  Nugget Gift from the captain on the first voyage of each day after receiving all 16 Plates (repeatable)  HG  SS 

Trainers

Generation II

First voyage

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
 
Hiker Noland
ヒロカズ Hirokazu
Reward:  1056
  Sandslash Lv.31
No item
  Golem Lv.33
No item
 
Pokéfan Colin
ヒロシ Hiroshi
Reward:  2560
  Delibird Lv.32
No item
 
Twins Meg & Peg
マコとミコ Mako and Miko
Reward:  620
  Phanpy Lv.31
No item
  Teddiursa Lv.31
No item
 
Firebreather Lyle
ダイ Dai
Reward:  1344
  Koffing Lv.28
No item
  Flareon Lv.31
No item
  Koffing Lv.28
No item
 
Sailor Stanly
シゲロウ Shigerō
Reward:  1040
After talking to the Sailor
on the lower deck
  Machop Lv.31
No item
  Machoke Lv.33
No item
  Psyduck Lv.26
No item
Lower deck
 
Juggler Fritz
ジョニー Johnny
Reward:  1150
  Mr. Mime Lv.29
No item
  Magmar Lv.29
No item
  Machoke Lv.29
No item
 
Sailor Jeff
カツオ Katsuo
Reward:  1280
  Raticate Lv.32
No item
  Raticate Lv.32
No item
 
Picnicker Debra
マナミ Manami
Reward:  660
  Seaking Lv.33
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.


Olivine City to Vermilion City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
 
Gentleman Edward
エドワード Edward
Reward:  2376
  Persian Lv.33
No item
 
Cooltrainer Sean
シンジ Shinji
Reward:  1680
  Flareon Lv.35
No item
  Tangela Lv.35
No item
  Tauros Lv.35
No item
 
Cooltrainer Carol
ナナコ Nanako
Reward:  1680
  Electrode Lv.35
No item
  Starmie Lv.35
No item
  Ninetales Lv.35
No item
 
Super Nerd Shawn
スミオ Sumio
Reward:  992
  Magnemite Lv.31
No item
  Muk Lv.33
No item
  Magnemite Lv.31
No item
 
Psychic Rodney
シュンぺイ Shunpei
Reward:  1056
  Drowzee Lv.29
No item
  Hypno Lv.33
No item
 
Beauty Cassie
アヤコ Ayako
Reward:  2992
  Vileplume Lv.28
No item
  Butterfree Lv.34
No item
Lower deck
 
Fisher Jonah
ダイスケ Daisuke
Reward:  1160
  Shellder Lv.25
No item
  Octillery Lv.29
No item
  Cloyster Lv.29
No item
  Remoraid Lv.25
No item
 
Sailor Garrett
ミツル Mitsuru
Reward:  1360
  Kingler Lv.34
No item
 
Blackbelt Wai
ユウダイ Yūdai
Reward:  816
  Machoke Lv.30
No item
  Machoke Lv.32
No item
  Machoke Lv.34
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.


Vermilion City to Olivine City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
 
Burglar Corey
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward:  2640
  Koffing Lv.25
No item
  Magmar Lv.28
No item
  Koffing Lv.30
No item
  Koffing Lv.25
No item
 
PokéManiac Ethan
マサオミ Masaomi
Reward:  1860
  Rhyhorn Lv.31
No item
  Rhydon Lv.31
No item
 
Bug Catcher Ken
タケオ Takeo
Reward:  512
  Ariados Lv.30
No item
  Pinsir Lv.32
No item
 
Guitarist Clyde
キョウへイ Kyōhei
Reward:  1088
  Electabuzz Lv.34
No item
 
Pokéfan Georgia
テイコ Teiko
Reward:  1840
  Sentret Lv.23
  Berry
  Sentret Lv.23
  Berry
  Sentret Lv.23
  Berry
  Furret Lv.28
  Berry
  Sentret Lv.23
  Berry
 
Pokéfan Jeremy
ヒデアキ Hideaki
Reward:  2240
  Meowth Lv.28
  Berry
  Meowth Lv.28
  Berry
  Meowth Lv.28
  Berry
Lower deck
 
Sailor Kenneth
コウへイ Kōhei
Reward:  1120
  Machop Lv.28
No item
  Machop Lv.28
No item
  Poliwrath Lv.28
No item
  Machop Lv.28
No item
 
Teacher Shirley
ノリカ Norika
Reward:  2520
  Jigglypuff Lv.35
No item
 
Schoolboy Nate
マサユキ Masayuki
Reward:  1024
  Ledian Lv.32
No item
  Exeggutor Lv.32
No item
 
Schoolboy Ricky
アツシ Atsushi
Reward:  1024
  Aipom Lv.32
No item
  Ditto 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 IV

First voyage

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
 
Hiker Noland
ヒロカズ Hirokazu
Reward:  1344
  Bronzor Lv.39
No item
  Golem Lv.42
No item
 
Pokéfan Colin
ヒロシ Hiroshi
Reward:  2560
  Delibird Lv.40
No item
 
Twins Meg & Peg
マコとミコ Miko and Mako
Reward:  1248
  Teddiursa Lv.39
No item
  Phanpy Lv.39
No item
 
Firebreather Lyle
ダイ Dai
Reward:  1152
  Koffing Lv.36
No item
  Flareon Lv.39
No item
  Koffing Lv.36
No item
 
Sailor Stanly
シゲロウ Shigerō
Reward:  1088
After talking to the Sailor
on the lower deck
  Machop Lv.39
No item
  Machoke Lv.41
No item
  Psyduck Lv.34
No item
Lower deck
 
Juggler Fritz
ジョニー Johnny
Reward:  1184
  Mr. Mime Lv.37
No item
  Machoke Lv.37
No item
  Magmar Lv.37
No item
 
Sailor Jeff
カツオ Katsuo
Reward:  1280
  Makuhita Lv.40
No item
  Raticate Lv.40
No item
 
Picnicker Debra
マナミ Manami
Reward:  656
  Seaking Lv.41
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.


Olivine City to Vermilion City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
 
Super Nerd Shawn
スミオ Sumio
Reward:  1872
  Magnemite Lv.39
No item
  Muk Lv.41
  Nugget
  Magnemite Lv.39
No item
 
Psychic Rodney
シュンペイ Shunpei
Reward:  1312
  Chingling Lv.37
No item
  Hypno Lv.41
No item
 
Beauty Cassie
アヤコ Ayako
Reward:  2352
  Vileplume Lv.36
No item
  Butterfree Lv.42
No item
 
Ace Trainer Shaye
シンジ Shinji
Reward:  2580
  Jolteon Lv.43
No item
  Tangela Lv.43
No item
  Tauros Lv.43
No item
 
Ace Trainer Carol
ナナコ Nanako
Reward:  2580
  Electrode Lv.43
No item
  Starmie Lv.43
No item
  Ninetales Lv.43
No item
 
Gentleman Edward
エドワード Edward
Reward:  8200
  Persian Lv.41
No item
Lower deck
 
Sailor Garrett
ミツル Mitsuru
Reward:  1344
  Kingler Lv.42
No item
 
Fisher Jonah
ダイスケ Daisuke
Reward:  1184
  Shellder Lv.33
No item
  Octillery Lv.37
No item
  Remoraid Lv.33
No item
  Cloyster Lv.37
No item
 
Black Belt Wai
ユウダイ Yūdai
Reward:  1008
  Machoke Lv.38
No item
  Machoke Lv.40
No item
  Meditite Lv.42
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.


Vermilion City to Olivine City

Trainer Pokémon
Upper deck
 
Pokéfan Georgia
テイコ Teiko
Reward:  1984
Potential Double Battle with Jeremy
  Sentret Lv.31
No item
  Sentret Lv.31
No item
  Sentret Lv.31
No item
  Furret Lv.36
No item
  Sentret Lv.31
No item
 
Pokéfan Jeremy
ヒデアキ Hideaki
Reward:  2304
Potential Double Battle with Georgia
  Meowth Lv.36
No item
  Meowth Lv.36
No item
  Meowth Lv.36
No item
 
Guitarist Clyde
キョウヘイ Kyōhei
Reward:  1008
  Electabuzz Lv.42
No item
 
Bug Catcher Ken
タケオ Takeo
Reward:  640
  Ariados Lv.39
No item
  Pinsir Lv.40
No item
 
PokéManiac Morgan
マサオミ Masaomi
Reward:  2496
  Rhyhorn Lv.39
No item
  Rhydon Lv.39
No item
 
Burglar Corey
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward:  608
  Koffing Lv.33
No item
  Magmar Lv.36
No item
  Koffing Lv.33
No item
  Koffing Lv.38
No item
Lower deck
 
Sailor Kenneth
コウヘイ Kōhei
Reward:  1152
  Machop Lv.36
No item
  Machop Lv.36
No item
  Poliwrath Lv.36
No item
  Machop Lv.36
No item
 
School Kid Ricky
アツシ Atsushi
Reward:  800
  Aipom Lv.40
  Hard Stone
  Ditto Lv.40
No item
 
Teacher Shirley
ノリカ Norika
Reward:  2064
  Chatot Lv.43
No item
  Jigglypuff Lv.43
No item
 
School Kid Nate
マサユキ Masayuki
Reward:  800
  Ledian Lv.40
No item
  Exeggutor Lv.40
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

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Gold        
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold        
SoulSilver
 

In the manga

 
The S.S. Aqua in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

The S.S. Aqua first appeared in Off Course with Corsola, where Lt. Surge unintentionally brought Crystal to the ship from Union Cave through a secret underwater tunnel. Soon after, the ship landed in Olivine City, which Crystal, having been in Union Cave to get to the western side of Johto, was pleased to reach. It was also revealed that Lt. Surge tended to use the ship for personal purposes.

In Sandslash Surprise, Lt. Surge used the S.S. Aqua to sail to the Whirl Islands, where Gold and Silver had wound up after getting defeated by the Masked Man at Lake of Rage. Soon after arriving, the ship was lifted into the air by Lugia's Psychic powers. After Lugia disappeared, the ship was safely brought back down.

Emerald chapter

The S.S. Aqua briefly reappeared in Epilogue as one of the ships transporting masses of people to visit the Battle Frontier. The passengers included the Day-Care Couple, Wilton, Kurt, Maizie, Professor Elm, Joey, DJ Mary, and Hiro.

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

The ship made a brief cameo appearance in All About Arceus III as one of the locations where Silver and his Weavile discovered a Plate, receiving it from the ship's captain.

Trivia

In other languages

S.S. Aqua

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 水流號 / 水流号 Séuilàuh Houh*
阿哥號 Agō Houh*
Mandarin 水流號 / 水流号 Shǔilíu Hào*
阿哥號 / 阿哥号 Āgē Hào*
亞克亞號 Yàkèyà Hào*
  European French Aquaria
  German M.S. Aqua
  Italian M/N Acqua
  Korean 아쿠아호 Aqua-ho
  Brazilian Portuguese S.S. Aqua
  European Spanish S.S. Aqua
  Vietnamese Tàu Aqua

Fast Ship

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 高速船 Gāosùchuán
  European French Bateau Express
  German Schnellboot
  Italian Nave Veloce
  Korean 쾌속선 Kwesokseon
  European Spanish Ferry
  Vietnamese Tàu siêu tốc



Core series games: Abandoned ShipRoyal UnovaS.S. AnneS.S. Aqua
S.S. SpiralS.S. TidalSeagallop FerriesSubmarine Explorer 1
Orre games: Luxo CruiserRobo KyogreS.S. Libra
Pokémon Ranger series: Cargo ShipSubmarineThe Union
Other games: S.S. Prime Treasure*
Anime: Forsaken ShipGhost shipPokémon Showboat
St. AnneS.S. CusslerS.S. St. Flower
Adventures: Abandoned ShipS.S. AnneS.S. AquaS.S. Sinnoh
S.S. TidalSeagallop FerriesSubmarine Explorer 1


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