Whirlpool (obstacle)

Whirlpools are a type of aquatic obstacle appearing in the Generation II core series games and their remakes Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. To get past them, the player must have a Pokémon use the field move Whirlpool.

In Generation II, the field move Whirlpool dispels whirlpools. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, it instead simply allows the player to cross them.

Areas with whirlpools


Location Blocks access to
Route 27 South of the western bridge Bird Keeper Jose
TM22 (Solar Beam)GSC/TM02 (Dragon Claw)HGSS
Between the western and eastern bridges An optional path to avoid some tall grass


Location Blocks access to
Route 41 (×4) Near each island The Whirl Islands
The ability to fish on the route
A hidden Max Ether
4 hidden StardustsHGSS
Dragon's Den In the west A Dragon Fang
The Dragon Shrine


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Reason: Whirlpool sprites