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Route #29 is a long and winding road that will eventually drop you off in Cherrygrove City. You have to walk through tall grass to make it to your next destination, so be ready to battle with some Pokémon! Unfortunately, you can't catch them without some Poké Balls.

Route #29

The adventure begins[edit]

A potion in the top right corner of the map.

To get to Mr. Pokémon and complete your errand, first head west out of New Bark Town. Take the long way through Route #29 (through the grass near the center of the map), pass through Cherrygrove City, and take a short walk north to Mr. Pokémon's home on Route #30. But with only one Pokémon to protect you, it won't be an easy journey.

You can only be attacked in overworld Routes when crossing through the tall green grass. Unfortunately, there's a lot of that grass between New Bark Town and Cherrygrove City, so run from strong opponents when you're weak and use Berries and Potions to heal when necessary. If your Pokémon gets hurt too badly, return to New Bark Town and heal at Professor Elm's lab.

There's a wide variety of Pokémon on Route #29, and you'll note that the Pokémon you encounter change based on the time of day. But without any Poké Balls to capture them in, your only choices are to fight or run. However, consider battling wild Pokemon for experience, as getting to at least Level 10 is quite possible. It may seem boring, but it will make battling trainers a little easier down the road.

Don't miss the potion found on the ground in the top right corner of the map.

Calendar Event #1: Tuesday's Child[edit]

Tuscany, the Tuesday sibling.

There are seven siblings who are located at various points in Johto. After you defeat Violet City's Gym leader, they will appear. On the ledge in the very center of the route (above the white path leading north), you'll find the first of seven siblings who each appear at one spot in Johto, on one specific day of the week. Tuscany, the Tuesday sibling, appears on Route #29 every Tuesday. It can be a pain to remember to come back, but it's worth it: Tuscany of Tuesday will give you the Pink Bow when you find her. This item powers up all of one Pokémon's Normal type attacks when equipped,.

Pick your first Daily Berry[edit]

Finding a berry

The bulbous trees like the one found in the northwest corner of Route #29 (to the left of the Route #46 gate house) contain one of a variety of berries that can be used or equipped by your Pokémon (select a Pokémon in your party and choose Item). The Berry found in this tree will recover 10HP to a wounded Pokémon.

They grow back every day, so if you come back tomorrow, a fresh berry will be waiting.

Hint: Save every regular "Berry" you encounter. You will need about 7 later in the game.

Pokémon found[edit]

Route #29 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 187Hoppip.pngHoppip N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% N/A
Pokemon 161Sentret.pngSentret 40% 40% N/A 40% 40% N/A 40% 40% N/A
Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 55% 55% N/A 55% 55% N/A 50% 50% N/A
Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 5% 5% 15% 5% 5% 15% 5% 5% 45%
Pokemon 163Hoothoot.pngHoothoot N/A N/A 85% N/A N/A 85% N/A N/A 55%
#161 Sentret #163 Hoothoot
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Sentret is a must-catch Pokémon. Its stats are good and it has some nice attacks, but its true strength lies in its versatility. Sentret can learn HM 01 (Cut), HM 03 (Surf), and once it evolves into Furret at level 15, HM 04 (Strength). With these moves and strong attacks like Slam to back them up, Sentret is a Swiss Army knife of a Pokémon that can handle a variety of obstacles and put up a good fight on the battlefield.
Pokemon 163Hoothoot.png
This Normal/Flying-type Owl only appears at night. Hoothoot and its evolved form Noctowl, learn a few standard attacks and get a couple of interesting Psychic abilities. At high levels, they can learn both parts of the life draining Hypnosis/Dream Eater combo.
#16 Pidgey #19 Rattata
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Pidgey's moves have been tweaked a bit in Gold, Silver, and Crystal: It now starts with Tackle but doesn't learn Gust until level 9. It's still the easiest Flyer to capture, but definitely one of the weakest. Pidgey evolves into Pidgeotto at level 18, and Pidgeot at level 36.
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Rattata is a strong attacker, easily the quickest and deadliest of the early Pokémon. It learns its moves a bit earlier than it did in Red/Blue/Yellow, and has one new late-game move, Dark-type Pursuit. Of course, Rattata will likely have outlived its usefulness by then.
#187 Hoppip
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Hoppip is the youngest of a new family of Grass/Flying Pokémon. They're Flying-type, but can't learn Flying techniques (even Fly!). It starts with the powerful healing move Synthesis, and Splash, that useless Magikarp attack (!?). It doesn't learn many direct attacks—just Tackle at level 10 and Mega Drain at level 30. If you want to use this Pokémon offensively, you'll probably need to use some TM's.
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