Ilex Forest is a dense forest located in Johto region, found on the western part of Azalea Town and to the south of Goldenrod City. Upon the player's first visit, there is a man standing there, looking for his Farfetch'd. He asks the player to find his Farfetch'd around the forest, and so the player must do this quest as they cannot access the other exit due to a tree which requires HM01 Cut to pass through. Upon finding the Farfetch'd, it runs away, and the task becomes making Farfetch'd run back to its owner by approaching it. The position in which the player is interacting with it will change the direction the Farfetch'd will run. After chasing it, another man beside the Farfetch'd will join with the same man at the beginning. The man then rewards the player with HM01 Cut for their troubles.
In the Generation II games, one can find a man who gives you the TM Headbutt. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the man will teach one of the player's Pokémon the move (because of the fact that Headbutt isn't a TM in Generation IV).
- One can battle Celebi in the Ilex Forest, in the Japanese version of Pokémon Gold, Pokémon Silver and Pokémon Crystal.
- In HeartGold & SoulSilver games, if the player character has a Celebi and goes to Ilex Forest, they can access an event involving fighting Giovanni, the boss of Team Rocket.
- If the player character has the Shiny Pichu from the Wi-Fi event and brings it to the forest shrine, the Spikey Eared Pichu will appear.
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