Route 5 is a route in Kanto that connects Cerulean City in the north to Saffron City in the south. There is also a Pokémon Day Care located here.

Description

Route 5 is surrounded by trees on the eastern and western sides and has two entrances leading to Saffron City, which are separated by a contoured hill at the center. Both of the roads merge on the southern side and lead to the entrance of Saffron City. In the early stages of the game, the player character has to travel to Vermillion City through the Underground Path, which is located on the southeastern part of the route.

The contoured hill, surrounded by patches of grass and trees on the northern side, is located at the center of the route. This area can be accessed by traveling from the southern side of Cerulean City with the use of Cut or by using Rock Climb. A blue-roofed house, which was formerly a Pokémon Day Care, and stairs leading to a ledge, through which the player character can shift to the main path, is found on the southern side of the area.

Pokémon

Red, Blue and Green

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey R/B/G Grass 13, 15, 16 25%
043.png Oddish R Grass 13, 15, 16 40%
052.png Meowth B/G Grass 10, 12, 14, 16 25%
056.png Mankey R Grass 10, 12, 15, 16 25%
069.png Bellsprout B/G Grass 13, 15, 16 40%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Yellow

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey Y Grass 15-17 45%
017.png Pidgeotto Y Grass 17 5%
019.png Rattata Y Grass 14, 16 25%
039.png Jigglypuff Y Grass 3, 5, 7 10%
063.png Abra Y Grass 7 15%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey G Grass 13-15 60%
016.png Pidgey S Grass 13-15 40%
052.png Meowth S Grass 14 20%
063.png Abra G/S Grass 12-14 10%
069.png Bellsprout G/S Grass 13 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey G Grass 13-15 60%
016.png Pidgey S Grass 13-15 40%
052.png Meowth S Grass 14 20%
063.png Abra G/S Grass 12-14 10%
069.png Bellsprout G/S Grass 13 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
043.png Oddish G Grass 13, 14 60%
043.png Oddish S Grass 13 30%
044.png Gloom G/S Grass 15 10%
052.png Meowth S Grass 14 30%
063.png Abra G/S Grass 13, 14 10%
069.png Bellsprout G/S Grass 13 20%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey C Grass 13 30%
017.png Pidgeotto C Grass 15 20%
039.png Jigglypuff C Grass 14 5%
063.png Abra C Grass 12-14 15%
209.png Snubbull C Grass 13 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey C Grass 13 30%
017.png Pidgeotto C Grass 15 20%
039.png Jigglypuff C Grass 14 5%
063.png Abra C Grass 12-14 15%
209.png Snubbull C Grass 13 30%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
039.png Jigglypuff C Grass 14 5%
052.png Meowth C Grass 13 30%
063.png Abra C Grass 13, 14 15%
163.png Hoothoot C Grass 13 30%
164.png Noctowl C Grass 15 20%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

FireRed and LeafGreen

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey FRLG Grass 13, 15, 16 40%
052.png Meowth FR/LG Grass 10, 12, 14, 16 35%
043.png Oddish FR Grass 13, 15, 16 25%
069.png Bellsprout LG Grass 13, 15, 16 25%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey HG Grass 13-15 60%
016.png Pidgey SS Grass 13-15 40%
069.png Bellsprout HG/SS Grass 13 30%
052.png Meowth SS Grass 14 20%
063.png Abra HG/SS Grass 12-14 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
016.png Pidgey HG Grass 13-15 60%
016.png Pidgey SS Grass 13-15 40%
069.png Bellsprout HG/SS Grass 13 30%
052.png Meowth SS Grass 14 20%
063.png Abra HG/SS Grass 12-14 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Walking
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
043.png Oddish HG Grass 13 60%
043.png Oddish SS Grass 13 30%
044.png Gloom HG/SS Grass 13 10%
052.png Meowth SS Grass 13 30%
069.png Bellsprout HG/SS Grass 14 20%
063.png Abra HG/SS Grass 12-14 10%
Walking
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Headbutt
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
163.png Hoothoot HG/SS Tree 11-16 50%
204.png Pineco HG/SS Tree 11-13 30%
415.png Combee HG/SS Tree 11-16 20%
Headbutt
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Sound
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
311.png Plusle HG/SS Grass; Hoenn Sound 13 20%
312.png MInun HG/SS Grass; Hoenn Sound 14 20%
403.png Shinx HG/SS Grass; Sinnoh Sound 13-14 40%
Sound
Wild Pokémon

Items

Items
Item Games Location/Method
Cleanse tag.png Cleanse Tag GSC
HGSS
Given by the old woman in the former Pokémon Day Care building
Items

Appearances

Anime

Main Series

Route 5 appeared in The Path to the Pokémon League, The School of Hard Knocks and Bulbasaur and the Hidden Village when Ash and co. traveled through the Hidden Village to head to Vermillion City. They were making their way across an old bridge when Brock fell off the bridge into the river. When Ash and Misty, who were looking for Brock, accidentally sprung a trap and got caught in it, Brock helped them get out of it with the help of Melanie. They were taken to the village by Melanie, where she introduced them to Bulbasaur, who had volunteered himself to guard the village. After saving the village from Team Rocket, Melanie asked Ash if he wanted Bulbasaur to come and join his team, to which Ash agreed and captured it.

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