Route 2 is the second route in the Kanto region. It connects Viridian City to Pewter City and passes through the Viridian Forest. It also has an entrance to Diglett's Cave located on one side.

Description

Route 2 has two pathways; one leading to the Viridian Forest at the west and the other leading to Diglett's Cave on the east. Both of the pathways take the player character to the same destination of Pewter City.

The western path is the only path accessible to the player character in the beginning. There are three ledges on this path; two of them in the south just above the entrance, and another one in the north below the entrance gate of Viridian Forest. A large patch of grass is located below the northern ledge. There is a sign-board with directions located near the entrance. The western path is surrounded by trees on all the sides, except on two sections, where cut-able trees block the path and can only be removed by the use of Cut.

The eastern path can be accessed by the player character through Diglett's Cave, which connects Route 11 and Route 2, and with the use of Cut. In Generation I and Generation III, a man residing in the house below Diglett's Cave offers Mr. Mime for trade in exchange for Abra — except in Yellow Version, where he asks for Clefairy instead.

Another cut-able tree blocks the path leading to the southern gate, where Professor Oak's aide gives the player character HM05 if the player character has ten Pokémon registered in their Pokédex as owned. South of the gate, the western and eastern path merge, separated only by two cut-able trees. There are several items located in this area.

Pokémon

Walking

Red, Green and Blue

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
010.png Caterpie B/G Grass 3-5 15%
013.png Weedle R Grass 3-5 15%
016.png Pidgey R/B/G Grass 3-5 40%
019.png Rattata R/B/G Grass 2-5 45%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Yellow

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey Y Grass 3, 5, 7 30%
019.png Rattata Y Grass 3-4 40%
029.png Nidoran♀ Y Grass 4, 6 15%
032.png Nidoran♂ Y Grass 4, 6 15%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
010.png Caterpie G Grass 3 30%
011.png Metapod G Grass 5 20%
012.png Butterfree G Grass 7 10%
013.png Weedle S Grass 3 30%
014.png Kakuna S Grass 5 20%
015.png Beedrill S Grass 7 10%
016.png Pidgey G Grass 3 30%
017.png Pidgeotto G Grass 7 5%
025.png Pikachu G/S Grass 4 5%
165.png Ledyba S Grass 3 30%
166.png Ledian S Grass 7 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
010.png Caterpie G Grass 3 30%
011.png Metapod G Grass 5 20%
013.png Weedle S Grass 3 30%
014.png Kakuna S Grass 5 20%
016.png Pidgey G/S Grass 3-7 40%
017.png Pidgeotto G/S Grass 7 5%
025.png Pikachu G/S Grass 4 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
025.png Pikachu G/S Grass 4 5%
163.png Hoothoot G Grass 3-5 50%
163.png Hoothoot S Grass 3-5 80%
164.png Noctowl G Grass 7 10%
164.png Noctowl S Grass 7 15%
167.png Spinarak G Grass 3 30%
168.png Ariados G Grass 7 5%

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
010.png Caterpie C Grass 3 30%
012.png Butterfree C Grass 7 10%
016.png Pidgey C Grass 5 20%
025.png Pikachu C Grass 4 5%
165.png Ledyba C Grass 3 30%
166.png Ledian C Grass 7 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
010.png Caterpie C Grass 3 30%
012.png Butterfree C Grass 7 10%
016.png Pidgey C Grass 3-5 50%
017.png Pidgeotto C Grass 7 5%
025.png Pikachu C Grass 4 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
025.png Pikachu C Grass 4 5%
163.png Hoothoot C Grass 3-5 50%
164.png Noctowl C Grass 7 10%
167.png Spinarak C Grass 3 30%
168.png Ariados C Grass 7 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

FireRed and LeafGreen

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
010.png Caterpie FR/LG Grass 4-5 5%
013.png Weedle FR/LG Grass 4-5 5%
016.png Pidgey FR/LG Grass 2-5 45%
019.png Rattata FR/LG Grass 2-5 45%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
010.png Caterpie HG Grass 3-4 31%
165.png Ledyba SS Grass 3 30%
016.png Pidgey HG/SS Grass 3 *
011.png Metapod HG Grass 5 20%
014.png Kakuna SS Grass 5 20%
012.png Butterfree HG Grass 7-8 10%
013.png Weedle SS Grass 3-4 11%
017.png Pidgeotto HG Grass 7 5%
015.png Beedrill SS Grass 7 10%
167.png Spinarak HG Grass 10 4%
165.png Ledyba SS Grass 7-10 9%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey HG/SS Grass * 50%
010.png Caterpie HG Grass 4 31%
013.png Weedle SS Grass 3 31%
012.png Butterfree HG Grass 7-8 10%
015.png Beedrill SS Grass 3 10%
017.png Pidgeotto HG Grass * *
165.png Ledyba SS Grass 10 4%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
163.png Hoothoot HG/SS Grass 3-5 *
167.png Spinarak HG Grass 3-4 31%
164.png Noctowl HG Grass * 14%
014.png Kakuna SS Grass 4-5 11%
013.png Weedle SS Grass 3-7 11%
168.png Ariados HG Grass 7 5%
015.png Beedrill SS Grass 7 4%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

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

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey LGP/LGE Grass 3-4 30%
019.png Rattata LGP/LGE Grass 3-4 20%
043.png Oddish LGP Grass 3-4 20%
069.png Bellsprout LGE Grass 3-4 20%
013.png Weedle LGP/LGE Grass 3-4 15%
010.png Caterpie LGP/LGE Grass 3-4 15%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Trees

HeartGold and SoulSilver

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

Radio

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Sound
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
311.png Plusle HG/SS Grass 3 20%
312.png Minun HG/SS Grass 5 20%
Sound
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Sound
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
403.png Shinx HG/SS Grass 3-5 40%
Sound
Wild Pokémon

Flying

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

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

Items

Items
Item Games Location/Method
HP Up Sprite.png HP Up RBY Ground
Bag Moon Stone Sprite.png Moon Stone RBY Ground
Dire Hit Sprite.png Dire Hit GSC Ground
Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal GSC Ground (hidden)
Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore GSC Ground (hidden)
Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether GSC Ground (hidden)
Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion GSC Ground
PSNCureBerry GSC Ground
Revive Sprite.png Revive GSC In the Maze (hidden)
Ether Sprite.png Ether FRLG Ground
Parlyz Heal Sprite.png Paralyze Heal FRLG Ground
Normal HM Sprite.png HM05 RBY
FRLG
Obtained from Professor Oak's aide upon registering 10 Pokémon in the Pokédex.
Pnk Apricorn Sprite.png Pink Apricorn HGSS Daily; east of Viridian Forest
Sacred Ash.png Sacred Ash HGSS Obtained from Professor Oak's aide
Carbos Sprite.png Carbos GSC
HGSS
Ground
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir GSC
HGSS
Ground
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget GSC
HGSS
Obtained from a man in the first house south of Diglett's Cave
Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball PE Behind the Diglett's Cave entrance
Items

Trainers

Gold, Silver and Crystal

Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherGSCsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Rob
015.png Beedrill 32
012.png Butterfree 32
Gain: Poké Dollar.png512
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherGSCsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Doug
168.png Ariados 34
Gain: Poké Dollar.png544
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherGSCsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Ed
015.png Beedrill 30
015.png Beedrill 30
015.png Beedrill 30
Gain: Poké Dollar.png480

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Northern section

Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherHGSSsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Ed
412.png Burmy 43
015.png Beedrill 43
012.png Butterfree 43
Gain: Poké Dollar.png688

Southern section

Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherHGSSsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Doug
012.png Butterfree 39
168.png Ariados 37
Gain: Poké Dollar.png592
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherHGSSsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Rob
015.png Beedrill 40
012.png Butterfree 39
Gain: Poké Dollar.png624

Rematch

Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherHGSSsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Doug
012.png Butterfree 40/47/52
168.png Ariados 40/46/50
Gain: Poké Dollar.png640/736/800
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherHGSSsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Rob
015.png Beedrill 45/52/56
012.png Butterfree 42/48/56
Gain: Poké Dollar.png672/768/800

Appearances

Anime

Main series

Route 2 made a small appearance in Showdown in Pewter City when Ash and co. travelled through the route to reach at Pewter City.

Origins

Route 2 made a brief appearance in File 1 - Red.

Gallery

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