Pokémon Gold and Silver/Ilex Forest
The dark, gloomy forest is very large and confusing. After you help the Apprentice, you can explore the forest to find TM 02, Headbutt, which can shake Pokémon out of trees. The girl in the guard house will give you TM 12, Sweet Scent, which can attract more Pokémon to you.
 The Charcoal Maker's Apprentice
The charcoal maker, who lives in Azalea Town's south-east, hasn't seen his apprentice since he went into the forest. You'll find him safe, but his Farfetch'd is lost. Farfetch'd is in the middle of the forest, but when you approach it, it runs away. So you'll need to loop around and come at it from behind, chasing it right into its master's arms!
He'll reward you with HM 01, Cut, which when learned by a Pokémon in your party, allows you to cut trees like the tree at the top of the path that is blocking your way up to Route #34. If you go back to Azalea, the apprentice will give you Charcoal. If you have a Pokémon hold this, it will power up all of its Fire-type moves.
 Get TM 02 (Headbutt)
You have to go a bit out of your way to get to a man who waits east of the forest pond, but it's an opportunity you won't want to miss. He gives you TM 02, Headbutt. This is a useful attack, and it's also the key to getting four Pokémon you wouldn't be able to get any other way! Keep reading for details.
 Get TM 12 (Sweet Scent)
Once you are able to cut through the tree at the top of rt. 34 and go through the building just past the pond on the east end of the forest, stop and talk to the lady inside the building on the right hand side of the counter. She'll give you ""TM 12"", Sweet Scent. It attracts pokemon for your pokedex.
 Catching Pokémon with the art of the Headbutt
In battle, Headbutt has a power of 70 and makes opponents Flinch 30% of the time. That's a great attack, but Headbutt is even better on the field! Whenever you see one of the smaller trees, you can use Headbutt to hit it, possibly knocking out a Pokémon! In forested areas like these, it will always be a member of the Caterpie or Weedle family (depending on your version), or possibly a Pineco or Exeggcute. Other Pokémon that you can catch in other areas of Johto include Noctowl, Heracross, Ledyba, Spinarak, Ekans, Exeggcute, and Hoothoot. Headbutting trees in Azalea town is one way to get the extremely rare Aipom. You can also get Aipom on route 44 by headbutting trees. Aipom has a high attack stat, so it's good in battle.
 On to Goldenrod
Goldenrod is the biggest city in Johto, and there's a ton of things to do there. You can breed Pokémon at the nearby Day-Care, gamble for prizes at the Game Corner, shop at the Department Store, get a bike, visit the Radio Station… And, of course, challenge Whitney for the Plain Badge. You must travel across one route to reach it, Route #34.
 Trainers & Items
|Bug Catcher Wayne:||
 Pokémon Found
|Old Rod||Gold Rod||Super Rod|
|#43 Oddish||#46 Paras|
|Bellossom, a new evolution (It's not a fourth form, but an alternative to Vileplume). Some of its stats are weaker than Vileplume's, but Bellossom is now the only Oddish relative that can learn Solarbeam.|
|#48 Venonat||#54 Psyduck|
|Venomoth can learn Gust now.|
|#102 Exeggcute||#204 Pineco|
|Exeggutor. Stick with Exeggcute if you want to learn Solar Beam, evolve into Exeggutor early if you want to learn Stomp and Egg Bomb.||Forretress specialize in moves that do major damage to opponents…and themselves! Selfdestruct, Explosion, Take Down, Double Edge, that sort of thing. It can dish out the beatings, but it won't last long.|