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Route 201 is the first place in the game to catch Pokémon, but more will come soon. Connecting Twinleaf Town to Sandgem Town, Route 201 tests the power of new trainers and their Pokémon

Route 201

Events[edit]

First Time[edit]

As your first outing, you have no Pokémon, meaning if you even attempt to go in the grass, your mom will come and tell you not to go in the grass so go to the left, to come to Verity Lakefront, and continue from there.

Second Time[edit]

On your second visit to this route, go back towards Twinleaf, and Rowan and his assistant will be in your way, apparently very annoyed. The assistant says to come see them at their laboratory in Sandgem Town. Talk to your mom to obtain the Running Shoes. Your rival's mother will come and ask you to deliver a parcel to your rival who is already in Sandgem town.

Third Time[edit]

On your third visit, instead of taking the left path, start through the grass, talking to the Poké Mart salesman to receive a free potion. Continue up through the grass, and to the right to reach Sandgem Town.

Fourth Time[edit]

On your fourth visit this early in the game, go back to Twinleaf, jumping over the ledges to avoid the grass if you would like to, and talk to your mother one last time. Go back to Sandgem to start on your adventure.

Platinum[edit]

First Time[edit]

When you meet your rival here, he will attempt to make a run through the long grass, stating "If we jump over to the next patch of grass before a pokemon attacks we'll make it to sandgem town in no time!". Before he can go however, Prof. Rowan and Dawn (if the player is a boy) or Lucas (if the player is a girl) appear. Prof. Rowan gives you and your rival a Pokémon after some discussion.

Pokémon Found[edit]

Encounters[edit]

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Gift Pokémon
Pokemon 387Turtwig.png Turtwig D P Pt Rowan's
Briefcase
5 Starter
Pokémon
Pokemon 390Chimchar.png Chimchar D P Pt Rowan's
Briefcase
5 Starter
Pokémon
Pokemon 393Piplup.png Piplup D P Pt Rowan's
Briefcase
5 Starter
Pokémon
All Times
Pokemon 396Starly.png Starly D P Pt Grass 2-3 50%
Morning
Pokemon 399Bidoof.png Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%
Pokemon 399Bidoof.png Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-3 40%
Pokemon 401Kricketot.png Kricketot D P Pt Grass 3 10%
Day
Pokemon 399Bidoof.png Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%
Pokemon 399Bidoof.png Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-3 50%
Night
Pokemon 399Bidoof.png Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%
Pokemon 399Bidoof.png Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-3 40%
Pokemon 401Kricketot.png Kricketot D P Pt Grass 3 10%
Special Pokémon
Pokemon 084Doduo.png Doduo D P Pt swarms 2-4 40%
Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.png Nidoran♀ D P Pt Poké Radar 2 2%
Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.png Nidoran♀ D P Pt Poké Radar 3 20%
Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.png Nidoran♀ D P Pt Poké Radar 2-3 6%
Pokemon 032Nidoran♂.png Nidoran♂ D P Pt Poké Radar 2 2%
Pokemon 032Nidoran♂.png Nidoran♂ D P Pt Poké Radar 3 20%
Pokemon 032Nidoran♂.png Nidoran♂ D P Pt Poké Radar 2-3 6%
Pokemon 058Growlithe.png Growlithe D P Pt Dual Slot Mode
FireRed
2 8%

New Pokémon[edit]

#10 Starly #13 Bidoof
PD&P Mukkuru.png
Starly are the basic Normal/Flying Pokémon in this game. Like Pidgey from earlier games, Starly evolves twice, making it a good Pokémon to pick up when you can. The Flying attacks it learns will be helpful throughout the game, and we also need a Fly and Defog slave for this game.
PD&P Bippa.png
PKMN-DP-Route 201.jpg
Bidoof is a strange little Pokémon, similar to Rattata in the sense that they are annoying and actually evolve into something useful. Picking one of these guys up also wouldn't hurt, especially as a HM slave.
#15 Kricketot
Pokemon 401Kricketot.png
Straight out of the box Kricketot isn't worth a Safari ball, let alone the Poké Ball you caught it with. Its one saving grace is at level 10 it evolves into the fairly decent, pure bug type, Kricketune.