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Floor 1
Floor 2

The Rock Tunnel Connects Route 10 to Lavender Town. To get through, you need to have a Pokémon that knows the HM05 Flash. There is also a Move Teacher who will offer to teach Rock Slide to one of your Pokémon on the second floor.

If you picked Squirtle or Bulbasaur as your starter and leveled it up decently, you'll have little problem getting through. Those who picked Charmander as their starter will struggle though, as the rock types here are super effective against fire types. Pick up as many super potions as you can in Vermillion City, as you'll be using them. Worry about getting to the other side and come back for the items/Pokemon later once you have a stronger team.

On the second level, in southwest corner, there is a guy who will teach your Pokémon Rock Slide.

Pokémon found[edit]

FireRed Level Encounter Rate LeafGreen Level Encounter Rate
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 15-16 30% Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 15-16 30%
Pokemon 056Mankey.pngMankey 16-17 15% Pokemon 056Mankey.pngMankey 16-17 15%
Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 16-17 15% Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 16-17 15%
Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 15-17 35% Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 15-17 35%
Pokemon 095Onix.pngOnix 13-17 5% Pokemon 095Onix.pngOnix 13-17 5%

New Pokémon[edit]

#66 Machop #95 Onix
Pokemon 066Machop.png
As the second Fighting type Pokemon you can catch in the game Machop is a great replacement for a Mankey if you caught one earlier. He gets tons of fighting type moves and evolves twice, first into Machoke at level 28, and then to Machamp after being traded. The only thing working against him is that once you gain access to Saffron City, you'll probably replace him with Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan.
Pokemon 095Onix.png
Onix is the second Rock type pokemon you encounter in the game following the Geodudes you run into inside Mt. Moon. Although not as well rounded as a fully evolved Golem, Onix's Defense stat is unmatched. In addition, he receives Dragon Breath at level 30 and a Steel type move, Iron Tail, at level 45, which makes him a contender for use against Lance's Dragons in the Elite Four.

Trainers in Cave[edit]

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
1 Pokemon FRLG Pokemaniac.pngAshton Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 23 Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 23 Pokebuck.png1104
2 Pokemon FRLG Pokemaniac.pngWinston Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 25 Pokebuck.png1200
3 Pokemon FRLG Picnicker.pngMartha Pokemon 043Oddish.pngOddish 22 Pokemon 001Bulbasaur.pngBulbasaur 22 Pokebuck.png440
4 Pokemon FRLG Pokemaniac.pngSteve Pokemon 004Charmander.pngCharmander 22 Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 22 Pokebuck.png1056
5 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngAllen Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 25 Pokebuck.png900
6 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngEric Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 20 Pokemon 095Onix.pngOnix 20 Pokebuck.png720
7 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngLenny Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 19 Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 19 Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 19 Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 19 Pokebuck.png684
8 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngOliver Pokemon 095Onix.pngOnix 20 Pokemon 095Onix.pngOnix 20 Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 20 Pokebuck.png720
9 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngLucas Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 21 Pokemon 075Graveler.pngGraveler 21 Pokebuck.png756
10 Pokemon FRLG Picnicker.pngSofia Pokemon 039Jigglypuff.pngJigglypuff 21 Pokemon 052Meowth.pngMeowth 21 Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 21 Pokebuck.png420
11 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngDudley Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 21 Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 21 Pokemon 075Graveler.pngGraveler 21 Pokebuck.png756
12 Pokemon FRLG Pokemaniac.pngCooper Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 20 Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 20 Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 20 Pokebuck.png960
13 Pokemon FRLG Picnicker.pngLeah Pokemon 069Bellsprout.pngBellsprout 22 Pokemon 035Clefairy.pngClefairy 22 Pokebuck.png440
14 Pokemon FRLG Picnicker.pngAriana Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 19 Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 19 Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 19 Pokemon 069Bellsprout.pngBellsprout 19 Pokebuck.png380
15 Pokemon FRLG Picnicker.pngDana Pokemon 052Meowth.pngMeowth 20 Pokemon 043Oddish.pngOddish 20 Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 20 Pokebuck.png400

Trainers outside Cave[edit]

Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
16 Pokemon FRLG Picnicker.pngCarol Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 21 Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto 21 Pokebuck.png420
17 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngClark Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 21 Pokemon 095Onix.pngOnix 21 Pokebuck.png756
18 Pokemon FRLG Hiker.pngTrent Pokemon 095Onix.pngOnix 19 Pokemon 075Graveler.pngGraveler 19 Pokebuck.png684
19 Pokemon FRLG Pokemaniac.pngHerman Pokemon 104Cubone.pngCubone 20 Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 20 Pokebuck.png960

Items[edit]

  • Max Ether (North of Picnicker Sofia and Hiker Dudley)
  • Revive (B1F; southwest corner)
  • Escape Rope (Southeast of Hiker Lucas)
  • Pearl (North of Picnicker Dana)
  • Repel (1F; northeast corner)