Route 4 is a short path in north Kanto from the eastern
exit of Mt. Moon in the
west to Cerulean City in
the east. Though the official western terminus of Route 4 is at
Route 3 south of
Mt. Moon's western
entrance, the western terminus is regarded by most to be Mt. Moon's eastern
From Mt.Moon, Route 4
travels to the east, swerving to the north and the south to avoid
ledges along the route. The path turns north, then east near a
large clump of trees surrounding a grassy area. To the east of this
area is a ledge that separates Mt. Moon from Cerulean. By hopping
down this ledge, the trainer cannot return to the previous towns
until they travel through Diglett's Cave
and use HM01 (Cut) on Route 2, or use HM02
(Fly) to return to the cities.
The majority of the route is fairly straightforward as there is
only one true way to proceed on the path and there are no trainers
to battle (with the exception of a Lass on the highest hill on the
route; however, she is reached only by way of the waterway that
begins on Route 24).
In the Pokémon Center in the beginning of this route there is a
fisherman that will sell you a very special Pokémon for 500
Pokédollars. At first it is the weakest creature in the entire
game, with pitiful stats and only two possible moves (one of which
is useless). When it evolves, however, it becomes one of the most
invaluable and fearsome colossi of all the Water-types: Gyarados.
Seeing as you can fish for Magikarp when you get the old rod a
little later, this is still a rip-off.
A Poison-type Pokémon that is exclusive to Pokémon FireRed. Its
Intimidate ability is quite useful: it decreases opponents Attack.
It evolves into Arbok. It is rather
mediocre Pokémon since its base stats aren't that good and it
doesn't learn many powerful attacks by itself.
A Ground-type Pokémon that is exclusive to Pokémon LeafGreen. It
evolves into Sandslash, which
packs a punch. It has nice Attack and Defense stats, but its
Special Defense and Speed are quite low. It learns some useful
attacks by TMs.
- Persim Berry (hidden in between the three rocks at the left of
- TM05 Roar
- Great Ball (hidden near the tutors, to the left)
- Razz Berry (hidden in the grass southeast of the tutors, but
before the jump off. Look for a small, short dark line.)