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Pokemon FRLG Route 3.png

At the entrance to Route 3 you will meet Prof. Oak's Aide, who will give you the Running Shoes. Now you'll be able to run fast by pressing B button. There is a Pokémon center at the end, so don't fret about returning to Pewter City constantly. However, make sure you're well stocked up on potions before attempting Mt. Moon.

Don't waste time looking for both forms of Nidoran on Route 3; depending on your game, you only have a 1% chance of catching the rarer form. Your best bet to get both forms is to catch two males in FireRed, or two females in LeafGreen. On Route 5, you'll be able to trade the extra one with an NPC for the other gender. Regardless of gender, both Nidoran's will later evolve into powerhouses, so catching at least one is very recommended.

Pokemon found[edit]

FireRed Level Encounter Rate LeafGreen Level Encounter Rate
Pokemon 021Spearow.pngSpearow 6-8 35% Pokemon 021Spearow.pngSpearow 6-8 35%
Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 6-7 30% Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 6-7 30%
Pokemon 039Jigglypuff.pngJigglypuff 3-7 10% Pokemon 039Jigglypuff.pngJigglypuff 3-7 10%
Pokemon 056Mankey.pngMankey 7 10% Pokemon 056Mankey.pngMankey 7 10%
Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.pngNidoran♀ 6 1% Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.pngNidoran♀ 6-7 14%
Pokemon 032Nidoran♂.pngNidoran♂ 6-7 14% Pokemon 032Nidoran♂.pngNidoran♂ 6 1%

New Pokemon[edit]

#29 Nidoran♀ #32 Nidoran♂
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Nidoran♀ is the first true Poison-type Pokémon which can be caught in the game. Nidoran can be quite an ally throughout most of the game, and even onto the end.

Its Poison Point ability is quite useful: when an opponent touches Nidoran, the opponent may become poisoned.

Its final form is Nidoqueen, a Poison/Ground-type defense-orientated Pokémon, that will appear only after you use a Moon Stone on it.

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Nidoran♂ is the male form of this poison Pokémon. This Nidoran is much easier to catch it in Fire Red; Leaf Green players may want to wait until the Safari Zone to catch it.

It also has the Poison Point ability, and possesses a more varied moveset than its counterpart.

Its final form is Nidoking, which is a Poison/Ground-type offense-orientated Pokémon, that will appear only after you use a Moon Stone on it.

#39 Jigglypuff
Pokemon 039Jigglypuff.png
Jigglypuff, is the well known balloon Pokémon, whose singing lulls everyone hearing it to sleep. This can be helpful in catching Pokémon.

It evolves by using a Moon Stone into Wigglytuff, but when evolved, it will not learn any more attacks by leveling up.

Its stats and movepool aren't very impressive, so using it isn't recommendable.



Name 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Money
Pokemon FRLG Lass.pngJanice Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 9 Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 9 Pokebuck.png144
Pokemon FRLG BugCatcher.pngColton Pokemon 010Caterpie.pngCaterpie 10 Pokemon 013Weedle.pngWeedle 10 Pokemon 010Caterpie.pngCaterpie 10 Pokebuck.png120
Pokemon FRLG Youngster.pngBen Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 11 Pokemon 023Ekans.pngEkans 11 Pokebuck.png176
Pokemon FRLG BugCatcher.pngGreg Pokemon 013Weedle.pngWeedle 9 Pokemon 010Caterpie.pngCaterpie 9 Pokemon 014Kakuna.pngKakuna 9 Pokemon 011Metapod.pngMetapod 9 Pokebuck.png108
Pokemon FRLG Lass.pngSally Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 10 Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.pngNidoran♀ 10 Pokebuck.png160
Pokemon FRLG Youngster.pngCalvin Pokemon 021Spearow.pngSpearow 14 Pokebuck.png224
Pokemon FRLG BugCatcher.pngJames Pokemon 010Caterpie.pngCaterpie 11 Pokemon 011Metapod.pngMetapod 11 Pokebuck.png132
Pokemon FRLG Lass.pngRobin Pokemon 039Jigglypuff.pngJigglypuff 14 Pokebuck.png224


  • Oran Berry: located near Youngster Calvin. Its spot is marked with a small dark dot.