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The situation in Pokémon Tower is grave indeed, but with the Silph Scope, you should be able to dig up whatever is causing all the trouble. You don't have to do anything special with the scope, but just make sure you have it with you when you enter the tower. The Silph Scope automatically identifies ghosts and makes it possible to engage them in combat.

If you cleared out the tower earlier, skip to the bottom to finally identify the ghost that was blocking the way to the final floor and clear out the Rocket grunts.

1st floor 2nd floor 3rd floor
Pokemon FRLG Pokemon Tower-1f.png Pokemon FRLG Pokemon Tower-2f.png Pokemon FRLG Pokemon Tower-3f.png
4th floor 5th floor 6th floor 7th floor
Pokemon FRLG Pokemon Tower-4f.png Pokemon FRLG Pokemon Tower-5f.png Pokemon FRLG Pokemon Tower-6f.png Pokemon FRLG Pokemon Tower-7f.png

FireRed Level Encounter Rate LeafGreen Level Encounter Rate
Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 13-19 85% Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 13-19 85%
Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 15-19 9% Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 15-19 9%
Pokemon 093Haunter.pngHaunter 20-25 6% Pokemon 093Haunter.pngHaunter 20-25 6%

Into the Tower[edit]

Pokémon Tower Floor 1
Scoping out danger
Without the Silph Scope, you can't identify the ghosts lurking in Pokémon Tower, and therefore you can't fight them. With the scope in hand, you can fight and try to capture these astral aggressors. Many special attacks don't affect Ghost-type Pokémon at all, so use caution in battle. You'll have better luck catching a Gastly or a Haunter if you use Great Balls instead of regular Poké Balls.

With the Silph Scope in your hot little hands, it's time to head back to Pokémon Tower and figure out what the heck is going on. The quickest path is to go back to Route #7, hand the guard the tea from the lady in Celadon to end the baffling "Thirsty Guard" crisis, and then cut through Saffron City on your way East to Lavender Town. On your way through Saffron City, you might just want to stop in at the Poké Mart and grab a Max Repel. The Repel is for the Tower, where you'll be assaulted by Gastlies, Gastlies, an occasional Haunter, and more Gastlies, but if you plan to fight some Gastlies it might be best to use Pidgeotto.

Not this guy again...[edit]

Pokémon Tower Floor 2

When your rival gets in your way on the second floor, he'll pick a fight as usual.
Depending on your starter pokemon he may have an alternate lineup(a level 25 Pidgeotto, a level 23 Gyarados/Exeggcute/Growlithe, a level 22 Growlithe/Gyarados/Exeggcute, a level 20 Kadabra, and the Pokémon he chose at the beginning of the game). Gyarados is absent if you select Charmander and your rival will have a Level 23 Growlithe and a Level 22 Exeggcute in his lineup. Exeggcute is absent if you select Squirtle and your rival will have a Level 23 Gyarados and a Level 22 Growlithe in his lineup. Growlithe is absent if you select Bulbasaur and your rival will have a Level 23 Exeggcute and a Level 22 Gyarados in his lineup.

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Money
Pokemon FRLG Rival.pngRival Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto 25 Pokemon 064Kadabra.pngKadabra 20 Pokemon 102Exeggcute.pngExeggcute 22 Pokemon 008Wartortle.pngWartortle 25 Pokemon 058Growlithe.pngGrowlithe 23 Pokebuck.png900
Pokemon FRLG Rival.pngRival Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto 25 Pokemon 064Kadabra.pngKadabra 20 Pokemon 002Ivysaur.pngIvysaur 25 Pokemon 130Gyarados.pngGyarados 23 Pokemon 058Growlithe.pngGrowlithe 22 Pokebuck.png900
Pokemon FRLG Rival.pngRival Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto 25 Pokemon 064Kadabra.pngKadabra 20 Pokemon 102Exeggcute.pngExeggcute 23 Pokemon 130Gyarados.pngGyarados 22 Pokemon 005Charmeleon.pngCharmeleon 25 Pokebuck.png900

Fighting Ghosts[edit]

Pokémon Tower Floor 3

Ghosts are completely invulnerable to the two most common offensive skill types: Normal and Fighting. Ground-type attacks such as Dig are rendered useless by Gastly's Levitate. Pokémon with Psychic attacks like Kadabra and Drowzee, are really powerful. Farfetch'd is also a strong option because it is immune to all of Gastly's moves except curse. But those are few and far between, so if you don't want to deal with lots of random encounters, just pop open the Max Repel... After you catch a Gastly for yourself.

Addition: If you have Pokemon with Ghost or Dark type moves (such as Bite), they work pretty well against the Ghosts as well. After catching your own ghost type here, you can train it up a little and use it to wipe out the ghosts.

Name 1st Money
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngHope Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 23
Pokebuck.png736
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngPatricia Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 22
Pokebuck.png704
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngCarly Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 24
Pokebuck.png768
Pokémon Tower Floor 4
Name 1st 2nd Money
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngLaurel Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 23 Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 23
Pokebuck.png736
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngJody Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 22
Pokebuck.png704
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngPaula Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 24
Pokebuck.png768

A chance for rest[edit]

Pokémon Tower Floor 5

The leader of the Channelers has broken free of the dark power that held her, and created a reusable healing zone on the 5th floor. Make sure you heal and save while you have the opportunity, since there are a number of surprises ahead.

Name 1st Money
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngRuth Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 22
Pokebuck.png704
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngTammy Pokemon 093Haunter.pngHaunter 23
Pokebuck.png736
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngKarina Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 24
Pokebuck.png768
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngJanae Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 22
Pokebuck.png704

Surprise, surprise[edit]

Pokémon Tower Floor 6

The first surprise is at the stairway to the top floor, where the Ghost that you needed the Silph Scope for finally reveals itself as a level 30 Marowak. Make sure you have some strong, non-Psychic Pokémon for this fight! Unfortunately, you can't catch it, even with a Masterball, as it dodges the ball every time.

Name 1st 2nd 3rd Money
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngAngelica Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 22 Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 22 Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 22
Pokebuck.png704
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngJennifer Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 24
Pokebuck.png768
Pokemon FRLG Channeler.pngEmilia Pokemon 092Gastly.pngGastly 24
Pokebuck.png768

At the top[edit]

Pokémon Tower Floor 7

More non-Gastly foes await on the top floor. There are three rocket grunts up here.

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 25 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 25 Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 25
Pokebuck.png704
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 26 Pokemon 096Drowzee.pngDrowzee 26
Pokebuck.png768
Pokemon FRLG Team Rocket Grunt M.pngGrunt Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 23 Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 23 Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 23 Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 23
Pokebuck.png768

Mr. Fuji[edit]

After you've bested those foes, you'll find the missing Mr. Fuji. He'll thank you for your efforts with a gift of a Poké Flute, which you can use to awaken any sleeping Pokémon, and which finally makes that Rest skill useful.

You can also use it to wake up that sleeping Snorlax that was blocking the passage between Route #11 outside of Vermilion City and Route #12 south of Lavender Town. But first, let's pay a visit to Saffron City.

Items[edit]

  • Escape Rope: on the north side of the third floor
  • Elixir: near the staircase leading from the third floor to the fourth floor
  • Awakening: in the center of the fourth floor
  • Great Ball: on the south side of the fourth floor
  • Cleanse Tag: in the center of the healing spot
  • Big Mushroom (hidden): above and to the left of the northernmost Channeler on the fifth floor.
  • Nugget: on the south side of the fifth floor near the healing spot
  • X Accuracy: near the staircase leading from the fifth floor to the sixth floor
  • Rare Candy: on the southwest side of the sixth floor
  • Soothe Bell: search the exact spot Mr. Fuji was standing with the Item Finder on the seventh floor