Pallet Town is the first setting of the Pokémon Anime and video games. It is the hometown of the protagonist, Ash and his rival's home town in the games and anime. This town's Pokémon lab is also where Professor Oak resides and studies Pokémon.

Pallet Town appears in Pokémon Red, Blue and Pokémon Yellow with two houses, one Red's and one Blue's, and the Laboratory where Professor Oak is located. The Japanese motto is "Pallet is the color of pure white beginnings." It is the smallest town in the game.

History

Many famous people come from Pallet Town, such as Ash Ketchum, Gary Oak, Red, Blue, Leaf, Chase, Elaine, Trace and Samuel Oak. There are only two routes linking Pallet Town to other places, which means that it doesn't have much commerce.

One of the routes (Route 21 south) is a water route, so they get almost nothing coming in from there; the other is Route 1, the only place where they actually travel on, which is north.

The main trading city is Viridian City, where they get their supplies as there is no Poké Mart or Pokémon Center in the town (although in the game, the player's mom heals him/her). This is where all Pokémon trainers start out, as it is where Professor Oak gives out the Starter Pokémon.

Areas of Interest

Player's house

The player in their house in Yellow.

This house is where one begins the journey. The house has two floors. In the player character's room (the upper floor), there is a PC, in which the player character can store and deposit items on and a SNES. When the player character first starts the game, there is a Potion, which can they can withdraw. After they obtain the Pokédex and the Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak, the player character's mom starts to heal the player character's Pokémon.

Rival's house

The Rival's house has only one floor. Once, Professor Oak has given you the Pokédex, Daisy (the rival's sister) will give you the Town Map and also groom one of the player character's Pokémon.

Professor Oak's lab

Professor Oak lives and studies Pokémon in his lab. This is where Professor Oak will give the starter Pokémon - Bulbasaur, Charmander, or Squirtle. On the occasion that Professor Oak is out of the previously listed Pokémon, he has been seen to hand out Pikachu and Eevee. This is also the location of the player's first battle, which was against their rival, BlueRBYFRLG or TracePE

Pokémon

Surfing

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Surfing
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
072.png Tentacool G/S Water 15-24 90%
073.png Tentacruel G/S Water 20-40 10%
Surfing
Wild Pokémon

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Surfing
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
072.png Tentacool C Water 15-24 90%
073.png Tentacruel C Water 20-40 10%
Surfing
Wild Pokémon

FireRed and LeafGreen

Wild Pokémon
Surfing
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
072.png Tentacool FR/LG Water 5-40 100%
Surfing
Wild Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Surfing
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
072.png Tentacool HG/SS Water 15-25 90%
073.png Tentacruel HG/SS Water 15-25 10%
Surfing
Wild Pokémon

Fishing

Red, Green and Blue

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp R/G/B Water 5 100%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
060.png Poliwag R/G/B Water 10 50%
118.png Goldeen R/G/B Water 10 50%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
060.png Poliwag R/G/B Water 15 50%
072.png Tentacool R/G/B Water 15 50%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

Yellow

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp Y Water 5 100%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
060.png Poliwag Y Water 10 50%
118.png Goldeen Y Water 10 50%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
120.png Staryu Y Water 5-10 60%
072.png Tentacool Y Water 10-20 40%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

Gold and Silver

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp G/S Water 10 85%
072.png Tentacool G/S Water 10 15%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp G/S Water 20 35%
072.png Tentacool G/S Water 20 35%
170.png Chinchou G/S Water 20 20%
090.png Shellder G/S Water 20 10%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
170.png Chinchou G/S Water 40 40%
090.png Shellder G/S Water 40 30%
073.png Tentacruel G/S Water 40 20%
171.png Lantern G/S Water 40 10%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

Crystal

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp C Water 10 85%
072.png Tentacool C Water 10 15%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp C Water 20 35%
072.png Tentacool C Water 20 35%
170.png Chinchou C Water 20 20%
030.png Shellder C Water 20 10%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
170.png Chinchou C Water 40 40%
090.png Shellder C Water 40 30%
073.png Tentacruel C Water 40 20%
171.png Lantern C Water 40 10%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

FireRed and LeafGreen

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp FR/LG Water 5 100%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
116.png Horsea FR/LG Water 5-15 *
098.png Krabby FR/LG Water 5-15 *
129.png Magikarp FR/LG Water 5-15 35%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
090.png Shellder FR Water 15-25 40%
120.png Staryu LG Water 15-25 40%
116.png Horsea FR Water 15-25 40%
098.png Krabby LG Water 15-25 40%
130.png Gyarados FR/LG Water 15-25 15%
117.png Seadra FR Water 25-35 4%
099.png Kingler LG Water 25-35 4%
054.png Psyduck FR Water 25-35 1%
079.png Slowpoke LG Water 25-35 1%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Old Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp HG/SS Water 10 95%
072.png Tentacool HG/SS Water 10 5%
Fishing; Old Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Good Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
129.png Magikarp HG/SS Water 20 60%
072.png Tentacool HG/SS Water 20 30%
170.png Chinchou HG/SS Water 20 7%
090.png Shellder HG/SS Water 20 3%
Fishing; Good Rod
Wild Pokémon

Wild Pokémon
Fishing; Super Rod
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
170.png Chinchou HG/SS Water 40 60%
090.png Shellder HG/SS Water 40 30%
073.png Tentacruel HG/SS Water 40 7%
171.png Lantern HG/SS Water 40 3%
Fishing; Super Rod
Wild Pokémon

Trees

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Wild Pokémon
Trees; Headbutt
Pokémon Games Location Level Rate
102.png Hoothoot HG/SS Trees - -%
167.png Spinarak HG/SS Trees - -%
204.png Pineco HG/SS Trees - -%
265.png Wrumple HG/SS Trees - -%
Trees; Headbutt
Wild Pokémon

Starter Pokémon

Red, Green and Blue

RB 001 front.png
Bulbasaur
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


RB 004 front.png
Charmander
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


RB 007 front.png
Squirtle
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None

GR 001 front.png
Bulbasaur
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


GR 004 front.png
Charmander
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


GR 007 front.png
Squirtle
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None

Yellow

Y 025 front.png
Pikachu
Level:
5
Type:
Type Electric.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


Gold and Silver

G 001 front.png
Bulbasaur
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


G 004 front.png
Charmander
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


G 007 front.png
Squirtle
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None

S 001 front.png
Bulbasaur
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


S 004 front.png
Charmander
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


S 007 front.png
Squirtle
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None

Crystal

C 001 front.gif
Bulbasaur
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


C 004 front.gif
Charmander
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


C 007 front.gif
Squirtle
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


FireRed and LeafGreen

FRLG 001 front.png
Bulbasaur
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


FRLG 004 front.png
Charmander
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


FRLG 007 front.png
Squirtle
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


HeartGold and SoulSilver

HGSS 001 front.png
Bulbasaur
Level:
5
Type:
Type Grass.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


HGSS 004 front.png
Charmander
Level:
5
Type:
Type Fire.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


HGSS 007 front.png
Squirtle
Level:
5
Type:
Type Water.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


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

No Image.png
Pikachu
Level:
5
Type:
Type Electric.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


No Image.png
Eevee
Level:
5
Type:
Type Normal.gif
Ability:
None
Held item:
None


Items

Items
Item Games Location/Method
Town Map b (key).png Town Map R/B/Y/FR/LG From Daisy Oak after obtaining the Pokédex
Town Map PE Sprite.png Town Map P/E From Mom after obtaining the Pokédex
Items

Trainer Tips

3rd Generation

"Press START to open the MENU."

Appearances

Manga

Adventures

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Anime

In the anime, Pallet Town is Ash's and Gary's hometown. Professor Oak's lab is also in this town, and Ash deposits all his previous Pokémon up to the ones he caught at Kalos Region there.

When Ash Ketchum is done with his travels in a region, he and with his Pikachu return back to Pallet Town to start a new adventure into a new region.

In "Pokémon Journeys" Goh and Chloe at a younger age went to Pallet Town to participate in Professor Oak's Summer Camp.

In-game Message

  • "Player is playing the SNES!...Okay! It's time to go!" - SNES, Pokémon Blue
  • "Right. All boys leave home some day. It said so on TV. Prof. Oak, next door, is looking for you." - Mom, Pokémon Blue
  • "I'm raising Pokémon too! When they get strong, they can protect me!" - Female in front of house, Pokémon Blue
  • "Hi Player! Rival is out at Grandpa's lab." - Rival's Sister, Pokémon Blue
  • "Technology is incredible! You can now store and recall items and Pokémon as data via PC!" - Man in front of Prof. Oak's Research Lab., Pokémon Blue
  • "Prof. Oak is the authority on Pokémon! Many Pokémon trainers hold him in high regard!" - Female inside Prof. Oak's Research Lab., Pokémon Blue
  • "Hey! Wait! Don't go out! It's unsafe! Wild Pokémon live in tall grass! You need your own Pokémon for your protection. I know! Here, come with me!" - Prof. Oak, Pokémon Blue
  • "This Pokémon is really energetic!" - Player Choosing Pokémon, Pokémon Blue

Trivia

If the player character presses A on the TV in the player's house in the living room, the message log will say "Four boys are walking on a railroad track", which is a reference to the movie Stand By Me, based off the book by Stephen King. However if the player chooses the girl trainer in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee, it will instead say "A girl with pigtails is walking down a yellow brick road" which is a reference to The Wizard of Oz movie

In other languages

Language Name
English Pallet Town
Spanish Pueblo Paleta
Italian Biancavilla
French Bourg Palette
German Alabastia
Japanese マサラタウン
Korean 태초마을
Hindi पैलेट शहर
Simplified Chinese 真新镇
Traditional Chinese 真新鎮

Gallery

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Gen 2 Pallet Town.png
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Ash's Home Pallet Town.jpg
Ash Ketchum home.png
Home of Ash Ketchum.png
Kanto region Pallet Town.png
Ash Home I Choose You the movie.png
Ash Ketchum and Pikachu returns to Pallet Town.jpg
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