Route 3 is the third route in the Kanto region. It connects Pewter City to Mt. Moon, and is the first route to actually have trainers. It is in a zigzag shape, and there are many ledges to hop over. Open grass areas are located at the near-end of the route, towards the entrance of Route 4.

Description

Route 3 is surrounded by mountains on all sides. Upon entering the route, the road forks and the player character can choose to take the northern route, which leads to Mt. Moon or the southern route, which leads to an area filled with craters. Several trainers are found on this route and the player character must make his way through by battling them.

There are several parallel ledges near the entrance of the route in the west and the Pokémon Center in the east. Large patches of grass and multiple trees can be found after the player character travels through the first series of ledges, and in the area south of the Pokémon Center, which is partially fenced around a corner and a signpost with directions can be found. Several boulders and rocks are found near the Pokémon Center, and the latter can be smashed with the use of Rock Smash to obtain items. To the north of the Pokémon Center lies the entrance to Mt. Moon.

Pokémon

Walking

Red, Blue and Green

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey R/B/G 6-8 50%
021.png Spearow R/B/G 5-8 40%
039.png Jigglypuff R/B/G 3, 5, 7 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Yellow

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata Y 10, 12 15%
021.png Spearow Y 8-12 55%
027.png Sandshrew Y 8, 10 15%
056.png Mankey Y 9 15%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata G 5-10 35%
019.png Rattata S 5 30%
021.png Spearow G 5-8 55%
021.png Spearow S 5-8 35%
023.png Ekans S 8 20%
024.png Arbok S 10 5%
039.png Jigglypuff G/S 6 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata G 5-10 35%
019.png Rattata S 5 30%
021.png Spearow G 5-8 55%
021.png Spearow S 5-8 35%
023.png Ekans S 8 20%
024.png Arbok S 10 5%
039.png Jigglypuff G/S 6 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata G 5-10 60%
019.png Rattata S 5-8 35%
023.png Ekans S 8 20%
024.png Arbok S 10 5%
039.png Jigglypuff G/S 6 10%
041.png Zubat G/S 5 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata C 5 30%
020.png Raticate C 10 10%
021.png Spearow C 5 30%
023.png Ekans C 8 20%
024.png Arbok C 10 5%
027.png Sandshrew C 10 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata C 5 30%
020.png Raticate C 10 10%
021.png Spearow C 5 30%
023.png Ekans C 8 20%
024.png Arbok C 10 5%
027.png Sandshrew C 10 5%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata C 5-10 65%
020.png Raticate C 10 20%
035.png Clefairy C 6 5%
041.png Zubat C 6 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

FireRed and LeafGreen

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
016.png Pidgey FR/LG 6-7 30%
021.png Spearow FR/LG 6-8 35%
029.png Nidoran♀ FR 6 1%
029.png Nidoran♀ LG 6-7 14%
032.png Nidoran♂ FR 6-7 14%
032.png Nidoran♂ LG 6 1%
039.png Jigglypuff FR/LG 3, 5, 7 10%
056.png Mankey FR/LG 7 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata HG 5-10 35%
019.png Rattata SS 5 30%
021.png Spearow HG 5-8 55%
021.png Spearow SS 5-8 35%
023.png Ekans SS 8 20%
024.png Arbok SS 10 5%
039.png Jigglypuff HG/SS 6 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata HG 5-10 35%
019.png Rattata SS 5 30%
021.png Spearow HG 5-8 55%
021.png Spearow SS 5-8 35%
023.png Ekans SS 8 20%
024.png Arbok SS 10 5%
039.png Jigglypuff HG/SS 6 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata HG 5-10 60%
019.png Rattata SS 5-8 35%
023.png Ekans SS 8 20%
024.png Arbok SS 10 5%
039.png Jigglypuff HG/SS 6 10%
041.png Zubat HG/SS 5 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

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

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Level Rate
019.png Rattata LGP/LGE 3-8 40%
021.png Spearow LGP/LGE 3-8 20%
027.png Sandshrew LGP 3-8 20%
056.png Mankey LGP 3-8 20%
023.png Ekans LGE 3-8 20%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Trees

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Headbutt
Pokémon Games Level Rate
163.png Hoothoot HG/SS 6-10 50%
204.png Pineco HG/SS 6-7 30%
265.png Wurmple HG/SS 6-10 20%
Headbutt
Wild Pokémon

Swarms

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Swarm
Pokémon Games Level Rate
343.png Baltoy HG 5 40%
316.png Gulpin SS 5 40%
Swarm
Wild Pokémon

Radio

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Sound
Pokémon Games Level Rate
311.png Plusle HG/SS 5 20%
312.png Minun HG/SS 8 20%
Sound
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Sound
Pokémon Games Level Rate
403.png Shinx HG/SS 5-8 40%
Sound
Wild Pokémon

Swarm

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

Wild Pokémon
Swarm
Pokémon Games Level Rate
004.png Charmander LGP/LGE 3-8 -%
Swarm
Wild Pokémon

Flying

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

Wild Pokémon
Flying
Pokémon Games Level Rate
021.png Pidgey LGP/LGE 3-56 60%
022.png Pidgeotto LGP/LGE 3-56 40%
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 LGE 3-56 -%
149.png Dragonite LGP/LGE 3-56 -%
Flying
Wild Pokémon

Items

Items
Item Games Location/Method
Oran Berry.png Oran Berry FRLG Found near the ledge around Youngster Calvin
Big Root Bag.png Big Root HGSS Found near the ledge south of Hiker Bruce
Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion HGSS Found on a rock to the west of the Pokémon Center with the use of Rock Smash
Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece HGSS Northeast and Southwest crater
Items

Rock Smash

Items
Item Games Location/Method
Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Revive Sprite.png Revive HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard HGSS Found randomly by smashing rocks
Items

Trainers

Red, Blue and Yellow

Trainer Pokémon Level
LassRBsprite.png
Lass
016.png Pidgey 9
016.png Pidgey 9
Gain: Poké Dollar.png135
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherRBsprite.png
Bug Catcher
010.png Caterpie 10
013.png Weedle 10
010.png Caterpie 10
Gain: Poké Dollar.png100
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterRBsprite.png
Youngster
019.png Rattata 11
023.png Ekans 11
Gain: Poké Dollar.png165
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherRBsprite.png
Bug Catcher
013.png Weedle 9
014.png Kakuna 9
010.png Caterpie 9
011.png Metapod 9
Gain: Poké Dollar.png90
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterRBsprite.png
Youngster
021.png Spearow 14
Gain: Poké Dollar.png210
Trainer Pokémon Level
LassRBsprite.png
Lass
019.png Rattata 10
032.png Nidoran♂ 10
Gain: Poké Dollar.png150
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherRBsprite.png
Bug Catcher
010.png Caterpie 11
011.png Metapod 11
Gain: Poké Dollar.png110
Trainer Pokémon Level
LassRBsprite.png
Lass
039.png Jigglypuff 14
Gain: Poké Dollar.png210

Gold, Silver and Crystal

Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterGSCsprite.png
Youngster
Warren
022.png Fearow 35
Gain: Poké Dollar.png560
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterGSCsprite.png
Youngster
Jimmy
020.png Raticate 33
024.png Arbok 33
Gain: Poké Dollar.png528
Trainer Pokémon Level
FirebreatherGSCsprite.png
Firebreather
Otis
126.png Magmar 29
110.png Weezing 32
126.png Magmar 29
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1392
Trainer Pokémon Level
FirebreatherGSCsprite.png
Firebreather
Burt
109.png Koffing 32
218.png Slugma 32
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1536

FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer Pokémon Level
LassFRLGsprite.png
Lass
Janice
016.png Pidgey 9
016.png Pidgey 9
Gain: Poké Dollar.png144
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherFRLGsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Colton
010.png Caterpie 10
013.png Weedle 10
010.png Caterpie 10
Gain: Poké Dollar.png120
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterFRLGsprite.png
Youngster
Ben
019.png Rattata 11
023.png Poison 11
Gain: Poké Dollar.png176
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherFRLGsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Greg
013.png Weedle 9
014.png Kakuna 9
010.png Caterpie 9
011.png Metapod 9
Gain: Poké Dollar.png108

Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterFRLGsprite.png
Youngster
Calvin
021.png Spearow 14
Gain: Poké Dollar.png224
Trainer Pokémon Level
LassFRLGsprite.png
Lass
Sally
019.png Rattata 10
029.png Nidoran♀ 10
Gain: Poké Dollar.png160
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherFRLGsprite.png
Bug Catcher
James
010.png Caterpie 11
011.png Metapod 11
Gain: Poké Dollar.png132
Trainer Pokémon Level
LassFRLGsprite.png
Lass
Robin
039.png Jigglypuff 14
Gain: Poké Dollar.png224

Rematch

Trainer Pokémon Level
LassFRLGsprite.png
Lass
Janice
017.png Pidgeotto 20
017.png Pidgeotto 20
Gain: Poké Dollar.png320
Trainer Pokémon Level
LassFRLGsprite.png
Lass
Janice
017.png Pidgeotto 28
017.png Pidgeotto 28
Gain: Poké Dollar.png448
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherFRLGsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Colton
011.png Metapod 19
013.png Weedle 19
011.png Metapod 19
Gain: Poké Dollar.png228
Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherFRLGsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Colton
012.png Butterfree 27
014.png Kakuna 27
012.png Butterfree 27
Gain: Poké Dollar.png324

Trainer Pokémon Level
Bug CatcherFRLGsprite.png
Bug Catcher
Colton
012.png Butterfree 51
015.png Beedrill 54
012.png Butterfree 51
Gain: Poké Dollar.png612
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterFRLGsprite.png
Youngster
Ben
019.png Rattata 17
023.png Ekans 17
Gain: Poké Dollar.png272
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterFRLGsprite.png
Youngster
Ben
020.png Raticate 28
024.png Arbok 28
Gain: Poké Dollar.png448
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterFRLGsprite.png
Youngster
Ben
020.png Raticate 48
024.png Arbok 48
Gain: Poké Dollar.png768

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterHGSSsprite.png
Youngster
Regis
042.png Golbat 40
101.png Electrode 40
Gain: Poké Dollar.png640
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterHGSSsprite.png
Youngster
Warren
022.png Fearow 38
020.png Raticate 42
Gain: Poké Dollar.png672
Trainer Pokémon Level
YoungsterHGSSsprite.png
Youngster
Jimmy
020.png Raticate 42
024.png Arbok 42
047.png Parasect 42
Gain: Poké Dollar.png672
Trainer Pokémon Level
Double TeamHGSSsprite.png
Double Team
Zac & Jean
051.png Dugtrio 47
125.png Electabuzz 47
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1128
Trainer Pokémon Level
FirebreatherHGSSsprite.png
Firebreather
Otis
126.png Magmar 43
110.png Weezing 40
323.png Camerupt 47
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1504
Trainer Pokémon Level
HikerHGSSsprite.png
Hiker
Bruce
075.png Graveler 39
112.png Rhydon 44
035.png Clefairy 45
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1440
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltHGSSsprite.png
Black Belt
Manford
062.png Poliwrath 47
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1128
Trainer Pokémon Level
Black BeltHGSSsprite.png
Black Belt
Ander
057.png Primeape 43
075.png Graveler 39
067.png Machoke 44
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1056
Trainer Pokémon Level
HikerHGSSsprite.png
Hiker
Dwight
082.png Magneton 44
208.png Steelix 44
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1408
Trainer Pokémon Level
FirebreatherHGSSsprite.png
Firebreather
Burt
110.png Weezing 42
219.png Magcargo 45
Gain: Poké Dollar.png1440

Appearance

Manga

Route 3 made an appearance in Gyarados Splashes In!, where Red encountered Misty trying to tame a rampaging Gyarados. After Red helped Misty by using Saur to stop and catch Gyarados, she told Red that it was hers and that it had gone missing earlier and started rampaging when it returned.

Anime

Main Series

Route 3 made an appearance in Clefairy and the Moon Stone when Ash and co. traveled through it to reach Mt. Moon. There, they encountered a man who was being attacked by a flock of Zubat and after Ash ordered Pikachu to use Thunder Shock to disperse the flock of Zubat, he thanked them and introduced himself as Seymour.

Origins

Route 3 made a minor appearance in File 1 - Red, where Red was seen travelling through it after obtaining the Boulder Badge from Brock.

Gallery

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