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Also known as "Cycling Road," Routes #16, #17, and #18 are a favorite hangout for bicyclists and motorcyclists alike. It just so happens that many of these two-wheeling enthusiasts are Pokémon trainers as well, and you must fight your way down the long slope to Fuchsia City. Once there, you will have a chance to visit the Safari Zone.

Before you head past the guard post, dig your Cut-trained Pokémon out of the computer in Celadon City and use him to snip away at the tree blocking the norther part of Route #16. It's here that you'll find the patch of wild grass that is your first chance to catch a Doduo, as well as a secret house containing HM 02, Fly. Use this to teleport to any city you've visited, or for a two-turn Flying-type attack that is similar to Dig. If you want to use Doduo be sure to teach him to fly.

If you haven't been working on your Pokedex, catch some Pokemon here. The aid upstairs will give you the Amulet Coin if you own at least 40 Pokemon.

Pokemon[edit]

FireRed Level Encounter Rate LeafGreen Level Encounter Rate
Pokemon 084Doduo.pngDoduo 18-25 35% Pokemon 084Doduo.pngDoduo 18-25 35%
Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 18-22 30% Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 18-22 30%
Pokemon 021Spearow.pngSpearow 20-22 30% Pokemon 021Spearow.pngSpearow 20-22 30%
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 23-25 5% Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 23-25 5%
Special Pokemon
Pokemon 143Snorlax.pngSnorlax 30 One Pokemon 143Snorlax.pngSnorlax 30 One
Note: Only two Snorlax are found in game. One here on route 12 and one on Route 16)

Trainers[edit]

Name 1st 2nd 3rd Money
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Lea & Jed
Pokemon 078Rapidash.pngRapidash 29 Pokemon 038Ninetales.pngNinetales 29
Pokebuck.png1624
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Lao
Pokemon 088Grimer.pngGrimer 29 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 29
Pokebuck.png580
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Koji
Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 28 Pokemon 056Mankey.pngMankey 28 Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 28
Pokebuck.png672
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Luke
Pokemon 056Mankey.pngMankey 28 Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 28
Pokebuck.png696
Pokemon FRLG Biker.png
Hideo
Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 33
Pokebuck.png660
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Ruben
Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 28 Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing 28 Pokemon 110Weezing.pngWeezing 28
Pokebuck.png560
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Camron
Pokemon 056Mankey.pngMankey 29 Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop 29
Pokebuck.png696

New Pokemon[edit]

#143 Snorlax #84 Doduo
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You won't get far in Route 16 without defeating the giant, sleeping Snorlax blocking your path. To wake him up, use your flute, and then defend yourself against his grumpy level 30 Snorlax rage.

There's only one more Snorlax in the game (at Route #12), so capture him now! He'll learn some okay attacks at level 35 and beyond, but for now he's mainly defensive. He has a ton of hit points, comes with Rest, and wakes from it quickly. After you defeat him, use the Item Finder in the place where he was to find the item Leftovers.

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The problem with Fly is that it requires a Flying-type Pokémon. And while Fly itself is a very useful skill, you won't get any Flyer worth adding to your party (like Aerodactyl) for a little while. So you'll want to pick up a disposable flying Pokémon for the time being... Like Doduo!

Doduo, which can be caught in any version, is by no means terrible. Drill Peck is a strong attack that's great against the many Fighting-type Pokémon in this area (as well as more seldom seen Grass and Bug Pokémon), but there's not a whole lot else to get excited about. The evolved form, Dodrio, which can be caught in Route #17 in Yellow only (or raised at level 31 in any version) is a fairly speedy, strong attacker that can do good damage with Normal skills like Tri Attack.