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Routes 38 and 39 branch off in many places, and quite a few Trainers are hanging out on the two roads. They're using Flying-, Electric-, Grass- and Water-type Pokémon, among others. Moomoo Farm is along the way, and one of its Miltank is ill. You might want to help it out.

Route 38[edit]

Route #38
Trainers
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Sailor Harry: Pokebuck.png760
Pokemon GSC Beauty.png
Beauty Valerie: Pokebuck.png1496
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Beauty Olivia: Pokebuck.png1672
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Bird Keeper Toby: Pokebuck.png408
  • Doduo (lvl. 15, 307 EXP)
  • Doduo (lvl. 16, 328 EXP)
  • Doduo (lvl. 17, 349 EXP)
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Schoolboy Chad: Pokebuck.png608 (Phone)
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Lass Dana: Pokebuck.png432 (Phone)
  • Flaaffy (lvl. 18, 446 EXP)
  • Psyduck (lvl. 18, 307 EXP) (Gold/silver)
Items
  • Berry
  • Thunderstone - Given to the player by Lass Dana
    after defeating her in a rematch.

Sign up for the Snubbull Report[edit]

Trade phone numbers with Schoolboy Chad, and wait for his call. When you get it, come back and catch your Snubbull because the odds of catching one without it are dismal.

Dana gives you a free Lightning Stone
Since Snubbull don't swarm anymore in Crystal, that won't be of much use. However, if you trade numbers with Dana instead, sooner or later, she'll call up and give you a Thunderstone. You can use that to turn your Eevee into a Jolteon, giving you one of the best Electric Pokémon in the game. If you don't want to use up your Eevee )or the Thunderstone), make sure to catch a Magnemite. You'll need a good Electric Pokémon soon.

Pokémon found[edit]

Route #38 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 30% 30% 40% N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Pokemon 052Meowth.pngMeowth N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% 40% N/A N/A 40%
Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Pokemon 083Farfetch'd.pngFarfetch'd 10% 10% N/A 10% 10% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10% 10% N/A
Pokemon 164Noctowl.pngNoctowl N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10%
Pokemon 241Miltank.pngMiltank 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A
Pokemon 128Tauros.pngTauros 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% N/A
Pokemon 209Snubbull.pngSnubbull 1*% 1*% 1*% 1*% 1*% 1*% N/A N/A N/A

*Snubbull encounter rate during swarms is much higher.

Route 39[edit]

Route #39

Save the Miltank for TM 13 and cheap milk[edit]

The Miltank in this barn is sick, and only feeding it a bunch of Berries (around seven) will save it. There's a Berry tree nearby, but it may take you a few days to accumulate that many from just that tree, so you may want to do some backtracking or dip into your personal inventory. If you saved all of your Berries from the beginning of the quest, now is the time to use them.

The ranchers will thank you with TM 13 (Snore), an attack which only works while you're asleep), and begin selling Moomoo Milk (which heals 100 HP outside of battle) for Pokebuck.png500. It's pretty useful, but since the ranchers can only spare one bottle, you can only get one serving at a time. You'll have to bring the empty bottle back when you want to buy more.

Trainers
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Psychic Norman: Pokebuck.png640
Pokemon GSC Pokefan♀.png
Pokéfan Ruth:Pokebuck.png1360
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Pokéfan Derek: Pokebuck.png1360 (Phone)
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Sailor Eugene: Pokebuck.png760
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Pokéfan Jaime: Pokebuck.png1280 (Night: Crystal only) Items
  • Mint Berry - Next to MooMoo Farm.
  • MooMoo Milk - For 500 at the farm.
  • TM13 (Snore) - From the farm owner for healing Miltank.
  • Nugget - Hidden between the Miltank.

Pokémon found[edit]

Route #39 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 30% 30% 40% N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Pokemon 052Meowth.pngMeowth N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% 40% N/A N/A 40%
Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Pokemon 083Farfetch'd.pngFarfetch'd 10% 10% N/A 10% 10% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10% 10% N/A
Pokemon 164Noctowl.pngNoctowl N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10%
Pokemon 241Miltank.pngMiltank 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A
Pokemon 128Tauros.pngTauros 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A
#128 Tauros #241 Miltank
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There are many pure-Normal Pokémon to choose from in Gold/Silver/Crystal but Tauros is definitely one of the best. All of its stats are great except Special Attack which it doesn't use anyway. It does however learn a single Dark-type move but its pretty weak. It no longer learns Stomp but instead learns Horn Attack, and it now learns the powerful move Thrash at level 43. Teach it TM26 Earthquake and it will be very strong.
Pokemon 241Miltank.png
Miltank is the female version of Tauros, and shares its Speed and some of its strength. It also gets two great healing moves: Milk Drink (level 19) which recovers HP and can be used on other Pokémon (like Softboiled), and Heal Bell (at level 53), which erases the negative status conditions of all your Pokémon. By keeping Normal-type move Defense Curl which now also doubles the power of Rock-type move Rollout learned at level 34, it can be very strong.
#81 Magnemite #52 Meowth
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There have been some big changes for little Magnemite. It's now Electric/Steel (instead of just Electric), which gives it resistance to everything except Ground, Fighting, and Fire (which it's weak to) and Water (which it isn't). And now it finally learns a decent late game attack, Zap Cannon, an Electric attack with a strength of 100 that always Paralyzes—but only hits half the time. The accuracy can be ignored if it learns Lock-On at level 27 which makes its next attack guaranteed to hit.
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Meowth and Persian are only able to be caught in Silver and Crystal.

Meowth starts out with Scratch and Growl and quickly learns the Dark-type move Bite at level 11. After learning unique move Pay Day, it gets a new move Faint Attack (a Dark version of Swift) at level 28. That and Bite make Meowth decent against Pyschics and great against Ghosts (who typically can't hurt Normal-types). Rounding out the move set is Normal-type move Slash, with a power of 70.

#83 Farfetch'd
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Farfetch'd is pretty much the same old Farfetch'd... Cute but limited. In Crystal, you'll have to wait until Route 43 for the chance to catch one. It can learn HMs Cut and Fly which give it some usefulness. It starts with Flying-type move Peck and it can now learn Dark-type move False Swipe, the move that hurts Pokémon without the risk of knocking them out, but it doesn't get that opportunity until level 44.
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