Kanto Route 1 is a route in the Kanto region.

Description

Route 1 is a route surrounded by trees on all sides and leads to Viridian City. There are several ledges blocking the path at different parts of the route, and a trainer has to travel the route in an 'S' pattern. Various patches of grass can be found; with three of them at the entrance of the route. There are several flowers spread across the route in different areas.

In Generation I and Generation III, there are no opponent trainers to battle against. After you make your way to the area which is blocked by the first ledge, you can find a man working for the Poké Mart, who gives you a free sample Potion.

Pokémon

Walking

Red, Green and Blue

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey R/G/B 2-5 55%
019.png Rattata R/G/B 2-4 45%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Yellow

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey Y 2-7 70%
019.png Rattata Y 2-4 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey G/S 2-4 45%
019.png Rattata G/S 2 30%
161.png Sentret G/S 3 20%
162.png Furret G/S 6 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey G/S 2-4 45%
019.png Rattata G/S 2 30%
161.png Sentret G/S 3 20%
162.png Furret G/S 6 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata G/S 2-6 55%
163.png Hoothoot G/S 2-4 45%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey C 2-4 45%
019.png Rattata C 2 30%
161.png Sentret C 3 20%
162.png Furret C 6 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey C 2-4 45%
019.png Rattata C 2 30%
161.png Sentret C 3 20%
162.png Furret C 6 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata C 2-3 50%
163.png Hoothoot C 2-4 45%
020.png Raticate C 6 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

FireRed and LeafGreen

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey FR/LG 2-5 50%
019.png Rattata FR/LG 2-4 50%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

HearGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey HG/SS 2-4 45%
019.png Rattata HG/SS 2 30%
161.png Sentret HG/SS 3 20%
162.png Furret HG/SS 6 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey HG/SS 2-4 45%
019.png Rattata HG/SS 2 30%
161.png Sentret HG/SS 3 20%
162.png Furret HG/SS 6 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata HG/SS 2-6 55%
163.png Hoothoot HG/SS 2-4 45%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey LGP/LGE 3-4 40%
019.png Rattata LGP/LGE 3-4 30%
043.png Oddish LGP 3-4 30%
069.png Bellsprout LGE 3-4 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Swarms

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Swarm
Pokémon Games Level Rate
261.png Poochyena HG/SS 2 40%
Swarm
Wild Pokémon

Trees

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Headbutt
Pokémon Games Level Rate
163.png Hoothoot HG/SS - -%
167.png Spinarak HG/SS - -%
204.png Pineco HG/SS - -%
265.png Wurmple HG/SS - -%
Headbutt
Wild Pokémon

Radio

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Trees
Pokémon Games Level Rate
312.png Minun HG/SS 3 20%
311.png Plusle HG/SS 2 20%
Trees
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Trees
Pokémon Games Level Rate
403.png Shinx HG/SS 2-3 40%
Trees
Wild Pokémon

Flying

Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee

Wild Pokémon
Flying
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey LGP/LGE 3-56 60%
017.png Pidgeotto LGP/LGE 3-56 35%
018.png Pidgeot LGP/LGE 3-56 5%
Flying
Wild Pokémon
Special
Wild Pokémon
Flying
Pokémon Games Level Rate
006.png Charizard LGP/LGE 3-56 -%
144.png Articuno LGP/LGE 3-56 -%
145.png Zapdos LGP/LGE 3-56 -%
146.png Moltres LGP/LGE 3-56 -%
149.png Dragonite LGP/LGE 3-56 -%
Flying
Wild Pokémon

Trainers

Gold, Silver and Crystal

Trainer Pokémon Level
School KidGSCsprite.png
School Kid
Danny
124.png Jynx 31
125.png Electabuzz 31
126.png Magmar 31
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Trainer Pokémon Level
Cool Trainer(F)GSCsprite.png
Cool Trainer
Quinn
002.png Ivysaur 38
121.png Starmie 38
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HeartGold and SoulSilver

Trainer Pokémon Level
School KidHGSSsprite.png
School Kid
Sherman
162.png Furret 43
018.png Pidgeot 43
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Trainer Pokémon Level
School KidHGSSsprite.png
School Kid
Danny
124.png Jynx 43
125.png Electabuzz 43
126.png Magmar 43
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Trainer Pokémon Level
Ace Trainer(M)HGSSsprite.png
Ace Trainer
French
359.png Absol 47
065.png Alakazam 47
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Trainer Pokémon Level
Ace Trainer(F)HGSSsprite.png
Ace Trainer
Quinn
002.png Ivysaur 47
121.png Starmie 47
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Let's Go, Pikachu and Let's Go, Eevee

Trainer Pokémon Level

Youngster
Ronny
019.png Rattata 3
Gain: Poké Dollar.png

Items

Items
Item Games Location/Method
Bitter Berry GSC Found daily on a tree near the first ledge on the western side of the route.
Potion Sprite.png Potion FRLG Gift from Viridian City PokéMart employee.
Blk Apricorn Sprite.png Blk Apricorn HGSS Found daily on a tree near the first ledge on the western side of the route.
Razz Berry PE Sprite.png Razz Berry LGPLGE In the bush in the north right.
Potion Sprite.png Potion LGPLGE From Clerk after delivering Parcel.
Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball LGPLGE 3x After defeating Youngster Ronny.
Items

Appearances

Manga

Route 1 appeared in Bulbasaur, Come Home! when Red and Professor Oak were shown to have travelled to Viridian City, passing through it to look for the Pokémon who had been set loose from Oak's Lab by Red.

Anime

Main series

Route 1 first appeared in the first episode of the Pokémon anime, Pokémon - I Choose You!, where Ash Ketchum attempted to catch a Pidgey without any help from his starter, Pikachu. He encountered a Rattata, which ran away before it could be caught. Later, he and Pikachu were chased by a flock of Spearow to Viridian City after Ash had enraged a Spearow when he accidentally threw a rock at it, and it had made a call to its flock; they were later defeated by Pikachu's Thunder Shock.

Origins

Route 1 appeared in File 1 - Red where Red, who was on his way to Viridian City, encountered multiple Pokémon and managed to catch some of them. He battled against a Youngster and his Nidoran♀, and had tried to throw a PokéBall at it, unaware that he could not catch the Pokémon of other trainers. He and his Charmander battled against Blue and his Squirtle and was defeated by them.

Trivia

  • In Super Smash Bros Brawl, a remix of the Kanto Route 1 music can be heard during certain battles.
  • In Pokémon Yellow, a Pidgey at level 7, higher than any other first route Pokémon in any game, can be encountered.

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