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Route 43

Take Route 43 to reach the Lake of Rage. Team Rocket seems to be in charge there, which can't be a good thing.

Team Rocket demands an exorbitant toll[edit]

Team Rocket has taken over the guardhouse on the east side of Route 43. They'll be happy to let you pass... for Pokebuck.png1,000. If you don't want to pay, you'll have to loop around to the west. But that may be for the best; the grassy areas along Route 43 are the only places where you can catch a Girafarig in Gold and Silver, or a Farfetch'd in Crystal.

After you've crushed the Rockets, the guardhouse will fall back into friendly hands, and you'll be allowed to pass freely. And the new guard will thank you with TM 36 (Sludge Bomb), an awesome Poison-type attack.

#203 Girafarig
Pokemon 203Girafarig.png
This palindromic giraffe is a solid Psychic Pokémon. It's half Normal which, on the plus side, means it can Stomp on opponents who would be less effected by Psychic (it also gives it full immunity to Ghost attacks). On the down side, it makes its Psychic attacks weaker than those of other Pokémon. But it gets great skills: Psybeam at level 41 and Dark's best skill (Crunch) at level 54.

Trainers & Items[edit]

Trainers
Pokemon GSC Pokemaniac.png
Pokémaniac Ben: Pokebuck.png1140
Pokemon GSC Camper.png
Camper Spencer: Pokebuck.png380
Pokemon GSC Picnicker.png
Picnicker Tiffany: Pokebuck.png400 (Pokemon phone.png)
Pokemon GSC Fisher.png
Fisher Marvin: Pokebuck.png600
Pokemon GSC Pokemaniac.png
Pokémaniac Ron: Pokebuck.png1140
Pokemon GSC Pokemaniac.png
Pokémaniac Brent: Pokebuck.png1140 (Pokemon phone.png)
Items
  • Bitter Berry (accessible by using HM moves Surf, and Cut)
  • Max Ether
  • TM36: Sludge Bomb (after rocket grunts have gone, in guard house, from guard)

Pokémon found[edit]

Route #43 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 203Girafarig.pngGirafarig 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 179Mareep.pngMareep 10% 10% 5% 10% 10% 5% N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 180Flaaffy.pngFlaaffy 30% 40% 30% 30% 40% 30% N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 161Sentret.pngSentret N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 162Furret.pngFurret N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 15% 15% N/A
Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto 25% 20% N/A 25% 20% N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 164Noctowl.pngNoctowl N/A N/A 20% N/A N/A 20% N/A N/A 30%
Pokemon 083Farfetch'd.pngFarfetch'd N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 20% 20% N/A
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% 25%
Pokemon 048Venonat.pngVenonat 5% N/A 15% 5% N/A 15% N/A N/A 40%
Pokemon 049Venomoth.pngVenomoth N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5%