Viridian Forest

If you were looking for the location in Pokémon Channel, see Viridian Forest (Channel).

Viridian Forest トキワの森
Tokiwa Forest
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Viridian Forest-Day.png
Map description: A deep and sprawling forest that extends around Viridian City. A natural maze, many people become lost inside.FRLG
A forest filled with nature and Bug-type Pokémon.HGSS
A deep, shady forest filled with nature and Bug-type Pokémon.PE
Location: Route 2
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III, IV, VII
Kanto Viridian Forest Map.png
Location of Viridian Forest in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

Viridian Forest (Japanese: トキワの Tokiwa Forest) is a forest which lies between Viridian City and Pewter City in the middle of Route 2 with both the north and south entrances of Viridian Forest open to the route. The deep and sprawling forest is said to be a natural maze as many people get lost inside. The trees in the forest are so thick that little light gets in, and because of this the forest is full of Bug- and Flying-type Pokémon that attract Bug Catchers and other Trainers.

In Generation II, Viridian Forest no longer exists as a standalone area and has been replaced with a maze of standard trees, containing items and Berry trees, which is now a part of Route 2. The maze forms roughly the same design as before and the items are placed similarly to those located in Generations I and III. However, in the Generation IV remakes, the forest is re-expanded into the state of an actual dungeon, with five Trainers added, and with Pokémon similar to those of Pokémon Yellow.

Geography

 
Preview of Viridian Forest in FireRed and LeafGreen

Viridian Forest is a deep and sprawling woodland expanding across Route 2 reaching to Pewter City in the north and to Viridian City in the south, giving the forest its name. The trees in this area have grown so dense that light has trouble getting through, and because of this the forest seems dark and gloomy. The path across to each terminus winds its way around the dense layers of trees, creating a giant labyrinth many liken to a natural maze, as many people get lost inside. The entrance to the forest seems to be light and airy: the trees are not as thick and sunlight is able to get in fine. The trees stand tall and the grass appears to be long and unmaintained, while trees in the distance appear to be shadowed.

Because of its dark and shady environment, Viridian Forest hosts a large array of different Bug-type Pokémon. They are not particularly powerful, but they will cause status conditions such as paralysis and poison. It is advised from sign posts and even from other Trainers that Trainers should buy status condition healing items such as Antidote and Parlyz Heal before entering the forest. Pokémon such as Caterpie, Weedle, Metapod, and Kakuna inhabit trees and tall grass, allowing themselves to stay hidden from predators. Viridian Forest is also one of the locations where Trainers can seek wild Pikachu as well as under-leveled Pidgeotto, making the forest a very exclusive place to find Pokémon. Bug Catchers, who own common Bug-type Pokémon such as Caterpie and Weedle, come here in groups from Viridian and Pewter to battle and train.

Items

Item Location Games
  Antidote On the southwesternmost square of the lone tree north of the southern entrance (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Poké Ball At the end of a grassy dead-end path northwest of the southern entrance  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Potion ×3
  • In the patch of grass to the very east of the southern entrance
  • In a small area southeast of the Trainer Tips sign southeast of the northern entrance
  • Four squares west of Bug Catcher Sammy, south of the northern entrance (hidden)
 FR  LG 
  Antidote In the northeast area of the forest, northwest of a Trainer Tips sign  R  B  FR  LG 
  Potion In the northeast area of the forest, northwest of a Trainer Tips sign  Y 
  Potion ×2
  • At the end of a grassless dead-end path southeast of the northern entrance
  • One square west of the Bug Catcher south of the northern entrance (hidden)
 R  B  Y 
  Antidote North of the southern entrance, to the east of the Trainer Tips sign  P  E 
  Razz Berry ×3 Southeast corner of the forest, in the tall grass at the base of a tree  P  E 
  Tiny Mushroom Northwest of the Antidote, at a dead end past the grass  P  E 
  Poké Ball ×5 Southwest corner of the forest, in the tall grass at the base of a tree  P  E 
  Potion Northeast corner of the forest, behind a tree  P  E 
  Potion South of northern entrance, in front of Bug Catcher Sammy (hidden)  P  E 
  Lure At the end of a grassless dead-end path, southeast of the northern entrance  P  E 
  Big Mushroom ×2
  • South of Bug Catcher Stacey (hidden)
  • Northwest of the Leaf Stone (hidden)
 HG  SS 
  Blue Flute Northwest of Bug Catcher Stacey  HG  SS 
  Dire Hit Northeast of Bug Catcher Abner inside the north curve  HG  SS 
  Full Restore At a dead end after going up some steps south-east of Bug Catcher Abner (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Leaf Stone After following some steps in the southwest area of the forest  HG  SS 
  Max Ether In patch of grass west of southern entrance (hidden)  HG  SS 
  TinyMushroom ×3
  • East of Bug Catcher Ellis (hidden)
  • North of TM77 (hidden)
  • On a ledge north of the southern entrance (hidden)
 HG  SS 
  TM77 (Psych Up) At a dead end just past some grass in the furthest southeast area of the forest  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Caterpie
R B Y
  Grass
3 5%
  Caterpie
R B Y
  Grass
3-5 45%
  Caterpie
R B Y
  Grass
3-6 55%
  Metapod
R B Y
  Grass
4 5%
  Metapod
R B Y
  Grass
4-6 40%
  Metapod
R B Y
  Grass
4, 6 20%
  Weedle
R B Y
  Grass
3-5 45%
  Weedle
R B Y
  Grass
3 5%
  Kakuna
R B Y
  Grass
4-6 40%
  Kakuna
R B Y
  Grass
4 5%
  Pidgey
R B Y
  Grass
4, 6, 8 24%
  Pidgeotto
R B Y
  Grass
9 1%
  Pikachu
R B Y
  Grass
3, 5 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.


Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Caterpie
FR LG
  Grass
3-5 40%
  Metapod
FR LG
  Grass
5 5%
  Metapod
FR LG
  Grass
4-6 10%
  Weedle
FR LG
  Grass
3-5 40%
  Kakuna
FR LG
  Grass
4-6 10%
  Kakuna
FR LG
  Grass
5 5%
  Pikachu
FR LG
  Grass
3, 5 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.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Caterpie
HG SS
  Grass
3 40% 40% 0%
  Weedle
HG SS
  Grass
3 40% 40% 0%
  Metapod
HG SS
  Grass
3-5 30% 30% 0%
  Kakuna
HG SS
  Grass
3-5 30% 30% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
3 10% 0% 0%
  Pidgey
HG SS
  Grass
3-7 0% 15% 0%
  Butterfree
HG SS
  Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
  Beedrill
HG SS
  Grass
7 10% 0% 0%
  Pikachu
HG SS
  Grass
4-7 6% 6% 0%
  Pikachu
HG SS
  Grass
4 0% 0% 5%
  Pidgeotto
HG SS
  Grass
7 4% 9% 0%
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Grass
3-5 0% 0% 80%
  Noctowl
HG SS
  Grass
7 0% 0% 15%
Headbutt
  Hoothoot
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-7 50%
  Seedot
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-6 30%
  Seedot
HG SS
  Headbutt
3-6 5%
  Spinarak
HG SS
  Headbutt
4 10%
  Ariados
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 10%
  Ledyba
HG SS
  Headbutt
4 10%
  Ledian
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 10%
  Noctowl
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-7 5%
  Shroomish
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 5%
  Shroomish
HG SS
  Headbutt
5-6 30%
Swarm
  Kricketot
HG SS
  Swarm
3-5 40%
Special Pokémon
  Numel
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
5 20%
  Spoink
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
3 20%
  Budew
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
3 20%
  Carnivine
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
5 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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Caterpie
P E
  Grass
3-6 25%
  Caterpie
P E
  Grass
3-6 24%
  Metapod
P E
  Grass
3-6 10%
  Butterfree
P E
  Grass
3-6 1%
  Weedle
P E
  Grass
3-6 24%
  Weedle
P E
  Grass
3-6 25%
  Kakuna
P E
  Grass
3-6 10%
  Beedrill
P E
  Grass
3-6 1%
  Pidgey
P E
  Grass
3-6 15%
  Pikachu
P E
  Grass
3-6 5%
  Oddish
P E
  Grass
3-6 10%
  Bellsprout
P E
  Grass
3-6 10%
Rare Spawns
  Bulbasaur
P E
  Grass
3-6 -
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

Pokémon Red and Blue

Trainer Pokémon
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  60
  Weedle Lv.6
No item
  Caterpie Lv.6
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  70
  Weedle Lv.7
No item
  Kakuna Lv.7
No item
  Weedle Lv.7
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  90
  Weedle Lv.9
No item


Pokémon Yellow

Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass
Reward:  90
  Nidoran♀ Lv.6
No item
  Nidoran♂ Lv.6
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  70
  Caterpie Lv.7
No item
  Caterpie Lv.7
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  60
  Metapod Lv.6
No item
  Caterpie Lv.6
No item
  Metapod Lv.6
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  80
  Caterpie Lv.8
No item
  Metapod Lv.8
No item
 
Bug Catcher
Reward:  100
  Caterpie Lv.10
No item


Generation III

Trainer Pokémon
 
Bug Catcher Rick
シンイチ Shinichi
Reward:  72
  Weedle Lv.6
No item
  Caterpie Lv.6
No item
 
Bug Catcher Doug
オサム Osamu
Reward:  84
  Weedle Lv.7
No item
  Kakuna Lv.7
No item
  Weedle Lv.7
No item
 
Bug Catcher Anthony
シュンスケ Shunsuke
Reward:  96
  Caterpie Lv.7
No item
  Caterpie Lv.8
No item
 
Bug Catcher Charlie
マナブ Manabu
Reward:  84
  Metapod Lv.7
No item
  Caterpie Lv.7
No item
  Metapod Lv.7
No item
 
Bug Catcher Sammy
タツヒロ Tatsuhiro
Reward:  108
  Weedle Lv.9
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Generation IV

Trainer Pokémon
 
Bug Catcher Abner
シオ Shio
Reward:  704
  Butterfree Lv.44
No item
  Beedrill Lv.44
No item
  Pikachu Lv.44
No item
 
Bug Catcher Ellis
メグル Meguru
Reward:  736
  Weedle Lv.28
No item
  Kakuna Lv.38
No item
  Beedrill Lv.46
No item
 
Bug Catcher Stacey
リキマル Rikimaru
Reward:  960
  Metapod Lv.52
No item
  Metapod Lv.56
No item
  Metapod Lv.60
No item
 
Bug Catcher Dion
ソラチ Sorachi
Reward:  800
  Ariados Lv.50
No item
 
Bug Catcher Dane
モンタ Monta
Reward:  768
  Beedrill Lv.44
No item
  Butterfree Lv.48
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 VII

Trainer Pokémon
 
Lass Joana
マコ Mako
Reward:  40
3 Poké Balls
  Rattata Lv.4
No item
 
Bug Catcher Brian
マサフミ Masafumi
Reward:  36
3 Poké Balls
  Weedle Lv.3
No item
 
Bug Catcher Rick
シンイチ Shinichi
Reward:  36
3 Poké Balls
  Caterpie Lv.3
No item
 
Lass Brittany
ミク Miku
Reward:  40
3 Poké Balls
  Nidoran♀ Lv.4
No item
 
Bug Catcher Doug
オサム Osamu
Reward:  36
3 Poké Balls
  Kakuna Lv.3
No item
 
Lass Jocelyn
シノブ Shinobu
Reward:  40
3 Poké Balls
  Pidgey Lv.4
No item
 
Bug Catcher Sammy
タツヒロ Tatsuhiro
Reward:  36
3 Poké Balls
  Metapod Lv.3
No item
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Bug Catcher Scott
ヒロシ Hiroshi
Reward: N/A
  Weedle Lv.65
Poison Sting String Shot
- -
Master Trainer
 
Lass Ikue
イクエ Ikue
Reward: N/A
  Pikachu Lv.75
Slam Toxic
Substitute Reflect


Layout

     
Generation I Generation III Generation IV

Preview

Trainer Tips

Generation III

TRAINER TIPS
Weaken POKéMON before attempting capture!
When healthy, they may escape!

TRAINER TIPS
You can't catch a POKéMON that belongs to someone else.
Throw POKé BALLS only at wild POKéMON to catch them!

TRAINER TIPS
Contact PROF. OAK via a PC to get your POKéDEX evaluated!

TRAINER TIPS
If your POKéMON are weak and you want to avoid battles, stay away from grassy areas!

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, Viridian Forest appears on the Red and Blue tables. Catchable Pokémon include Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata and Pikachu.

Pokémon Channel

Main article: Viridian Forest (Channel)

Viridian Forest appears in Pokémon Channel. It can be visited by traveling on the bus once the Viridian Pass has been obtained from Shop 'N Squirtle. A campfire is held every non-rainy night. After Jirachi arrives with the projector, the Pichu Brothers episode can be watched in the stars on clear nights. It is also possible to stargaze on clear nights.

Hey You, Pikachu!

In Hey You, Pikachu!, the player is able to go to the Viridian Forest, as well as the Entrance to Viridian Forest, and the Viridian Forest Edge. These are among various other places where the player may interact with Pikachu and other Pokémon.

In the anime

Main series

 
Viridian Forest in the anime

Viridian Forest was first shown at the end of Pokémon Emergency!. While traveling through the forest, Ash and Misty encountered a Caterpie, and Ash decided to throw a Poké Ball at it to try and catch it.

In Ash Catches a Pokémon, Ash was revealed to have caught Caterpie as his first Pokémon. He then caught his second Pokémon, Pidgeotto, the following day after a brief battle with Pikachu. At the end of the episode, after defeating Team Rocket in a battle, Caterpie evolved into Metapod.

The forest was also the setting of the following episode. While traveling through the forest, Ash spotted a Weedle and decided to catch it. He used Pidgeotto against it, but another Trainer named Samurai arrived on scene and challenged Ash to a battle. Meanwhile, the Weedle escaped and Samurai rebuked Ash for it. The two then engaged themselves in a Pokémon battle, which got stuck for hours as their Metapod were unable to do anything but use Harden. All of a sudden, a swarm of Beedrill arrived and carried Ash's Metapod away. Samurai took Ash, Misty and their other Pokémon to a safe place, but not before running into group of Kakuna which promptly evolved and attacked them. The next day, Ash went and saved his Metapod from under the very same tree, having noticed him there the day before. Due Team Rocket's loud entrance, the Beedrill woke up and started chasing Ash. He apologized to Metapod for leaving him in trouble like that, after which he saved his Trainer from a Beedrill's Twineedle attack. Afterwards, he quickly evolved into a Butterfree and saved Ash, Misty, and the samurai by putting the Beedrill asleep with Sleep Powder. At the end of the episode, Ash and Misty left Viridian Forest.

Later in the original series, Ash released his newly evolved Pidgeot near Viridian Forest in Pallet Party Panic. As the group went through Viridian Forest, Ash and his friends were attacked by a flock of Spearow. The flock's leader was a Fearow, which apparently evolved from the Spearow that Ash hit with a rock on the first day of his journey. Ash climbed a tree to escape and found Team Rocket with a flock of Pidgey and Pidgeotto who were in a turf war with the flock of Spearow. After sending Team Rocket falling from tree as a bait for the Spearow, Ash sent out his own Pidgeotto to tell the other bird Pokémon that it was safe to leave. The Fearow then came back, however, and started attacking bird Pokémon. Ash's Pidgeotto tried to fight the Fearow, but was badly hurt. Instead of giving up, however, it then evolved into a Pidgeot. Pidgeot and Pikachu then teamed up to defeat the Fearow and its minions. Ash also tried to catch the Fearow but failed, forcing them just to chase it away. Ash decided to leave Pidgeot in the forest to look after the Pidgey and Pidgeotto.

Pokémon

 
Beedrill (multiple)
 
Weedle (multiple)
 
Kakuna (multiple)
 
Spearow (multiple)
 
Fearow
 
Pidgey (multiple)
 
Pidgeotto (multiple)


Caught Pokémon
 
Caterpie
 
Pidgeotto → Pidgeot

Pokémon Generations

 
Viridian Forest in Pokémon Generations

Viridian Forest appeared in The Adventure, where Red was seen encountering a Pikachu. After sending out his Bulbasaur, he caught Pikachu with a Poké Ball. Afterwards, Red used Pikachu to battle a wild Caterpie as Zapdos flew by.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Viridian Forest in Pokémon Adventures

It is said that once every ten years, a child is born in Viridian Forest, possessing mysterious powers. Lance and Yellow both share the power to heal Pokémon using physical touch as well as the ability to read the minds of Pokémon. In addition, Yellow can also move inanimate objects, namely Poké Balls, by thought, as well as raise her Pokémon's levels using the power of Viridian Forest, although this power seems involuntary and temporary.

Years before the events of the manga, Giovanni caught his first Pokémon, a Weedle, in Viridian Forest. It later evolved into a Beedrill, which is one of his few non-Ground-type Pokémon and the one of those that he uses the most often.

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Viridian Forest debuted in The Secret of Kangaskhan, where it was visited by Red and Blue. Blue attempted to catch a wild Kangaskhan, but Red stopped him upon realizing that Kangaskhan's baby had been poisoned. After healing the baby with an Antidote, Red let the now-calmed Kangaskhan go, much to Blue's irritation.

In Drat That Dratini!, Red returned to the forest, saving a young Yellow from a Dratini and helping her catch her first Pokémon, a Rattata.

In Long Live the Nidoqueen?!, Giovanni revealed that Team Rocket had been transporting the Pokémon they had captured, bio-engineered, and trained to Viridian Forest, where they would awaken their primal instincts and form an unstoppable Pokémon army.

Yellow chapter

Viridian Forest appeared again in Sea Sea Seadra, where Yellow met Bill there after taking Pika under her care following Red's disappearance. In Do Wrong, Dewgong!, they were attacked by Lorelei, who had come to capture Pikachu to make the Elite Four's victory over Red complete. However, despite being faced with overwhelming odds, Yellow, Bill, and Pika eventually managed to escape with their lives.

Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter

In Tyranitar War, Yellow was revealed to have caught her own Pikachu, nicknamed Chuchu, after finding her injured in Viridian Forest.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 常青森林 Sèuhngchīng Sāmlàhm
Mandarin 常青森林 Chángqīng Sēnlín*
常磐森林 Chángpán Sēnlín*
常盘森林 Chángpán Sēnlín*
  Czech Chromový les
  Danish Viridian skov
  Finnish Viridianin metsä
French   Canada Forêt de Jade
  Europe Forêt de Jade
  German Vertania-Wald
  Italian Bosco Smeraldo
  Korean 상록숲 Sangnok Sup
  Norwegian Viridian-skogen
  Polish Las Wertański
  Brazilian Portuguese Floresta de Viridian*
Floresta de Viridiana*
Floresta Viridian*
Spanish   Latin America Bosque Verde
Bosque Viridian*
  Spain Bosque Verde
  Swedish Viridian-skogen
  Vietnamese Rừng Tokiwa


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References


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