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The Rock Tunnel Connects Route 10 to Lavender Town. To get through, it is very useful to have a Pokémon that knows HM05 - Flash.

If you picked Squirtle or Bulbasaur as your starter and leveled it up decently, you'll have little problem getting through. Those who picked Charmander as their starter will struggle though, as the Rock types here are super effective against Fire types, though its move Metal Claw should make things easier.

Pick up as many Super Potions as you can in Vermillion City, as you'll be using them. For now, worry about getting to the other side and come back for the items/Pokémon later once you have a stronger team.

1F[edit | edit source]

There are plenty of new and rare Pokémon to encounter on the first floor of Rock Tunnel. If you don't feel like running into them, buy some Repels from Cerulean City.

Rock Tunnel 1F

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Escape Rope (Southeast of Hiker Lucas)
  • Pearl (North of Picnicker Dana)
  • Repel (Northeast corner)

Pokémon found[edit | edit source]

FireRed and LeafGreen
Pokémon Level Rate
Zubat Zubat 15-16 30%
Mankey Mankey 16-17 15%
Machop Machop 16-17 15%
Geodude Geodude 15-17 35%
Onix Onix 13-15 5%

Trainers[edit | edit source]

FireRed and LeafGreen
Trainer Pokemon
Hiker Lenny
Hiker Lenny
Reward: 684
Hiker Oliver
Hiker Oliver
Reward: 720
Hiker Lucas
Hiker Lucas
Reward: 756
Picnicker Leah
Picnicker Leah
Reward: 440
Picnicker Ariana
Picnicker Ariana
Reward: 380
Picnicker Dana
Picnicker Dana
Reward: 400

B1F[edit | edit source]

On this level, in the southwest corner, there is a Move Tutor who will teach your Pokémon Rock Slide. He'll only teach it once, and this is the most powerful Rock-type move in the game, so choose wisely!

Rock Tunnel B1F

Items[edit | edit source]

  • Max Ether (North of Picnicker Sofia and Hiker Dudley)
  • Revive (Southwest corner)

Pokémon found[edit | edit source]

FireRed and LeafGreen
Pokémon Level Rate
Zubat Zubat 15-16 30%
Mankey Mankey 16-17 15%
Machop Machop 17 10%
Geodude Geodude 15-17 35%
Onix Onix 13-17 10%

Trainers[edit | edit source]

FireRed and LeafGreen
Trainer Pokemon
Pokemaniac Ashton
Pokemaniac Ashton
Reward: 1104
Pokemaniac Cooper
Pokemaniac Cooper
Reward: 960
Pokemaniac Steve
Pokemaniac Steve
Reward: 1056
Pokemaniac Winston
Pokemaniac Winston
Reward: 1200
Hiker Allen
Hiker Allen
Reward: 900
Hiker Dudley
Hiker Dudley
Reward: 756
Hiker Eric
Hiker Eric
Reward: 720
Picnicker Martha
Picnicker Martha
Reward: 440
Picnicker Sofia
Picnicker Sofia
Reward: 420

New Pokémon[edit | edit source]

#66 Machop

The second Fighting type Pokemon you can catch in the game, Machop is a potential bulkier replacement for a Mankey if you caught one earlier. Machop can be used effectively for most of the game, but you may choose to replace him with Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan once they become available.

Machop gets tons of Fighting type moves and evolves twice, first into Machoke at level 28, and then into Machamp after being traded.

#95 Onix

Onix is the second Rock type Pokémon you encounter in the game following the Geodudes you ran into inside Mt. Moon. While it receives some good coverage moves, including Dragon Breath at level 30 and Iron Tail at level 45, it has a poor stat distribution, including an awful HP stat, and an Attack stat lower than Rattata's. You're better off evolving Geodude into a Graveler and using that instead, even if you can't evolve it by trading.

Onix can evolve into Steelix when traded holding a Metal Coat. Unfortunately, this cannot happen until beating the Elite Four.

Route 10[edit | edit source]

You will exit Rock Tunnel on the south side of Route 10.

Trainers[edit | edit source]

FireRed and LeafGreen
Trainer Pokemon
Picnicker Carol
Picnicker Carol
Reward: 420
Hiker Clark
Hiker Clark
Reward: 756
Hiker Trent
Hiker Trent
Reward: 684
Rematch
Pokemaniac Herman
Pokemaniac Herman
Reward: 960
Rematch