You will use Rock Smash inside the Burned Tower, so teach a Pokémon the move before you take on the tower. You also have to fall down the holes in the floor to pick up every item in the tower.
Trainers & Items
|Burned Tower Trainers (Gold & Silver only)|
|First Floor Items|
Your Rival Returns
You can't get to the lower floor of the Burned Tower without facing your rival and his ever-expanding roster of Pokémon. Bring your best counter-type Pokémon for taking down his starter, because at level 22, it's likely to be stronger than any of yours. Psychics are good here, since Zubat and Haunter are both part Poison. Fire and Ground are good picks against his new Magnemite.
Shatter stone with Rock Smash
Did you teach a Pokémon TM 08 yet? If not, do it now and bring that Pokémon along because you won't get far in this dungeon without it. The cracked dirt clod-looking rocks can be cleared with a single use of this technique, and you'll need to do it in Gold and Silver to get to the pit in the center of the first floor. However, in Crystal, it can be used to reveal an easy HP Up.
Unleash the Beasts of Legend
That pit in the middle is the most important part of the dungeon. It drops you down to a pedestal with three Pokémon, who turn from stone to flesh when you approach them, and then bolt. Congratulations: you just freed three new powerful Legendary Pokémon in the Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions, and your work here is done. See The Three Legendary Beasts page for more information.
Return later on for TM 20
You'll need Strength for this part. In Gold and Silver, if you jump into the pit in the northeast corner of the Burned Tower's first floor, you'll end up in a blocked off corner of the basement level. For Crystal, you must merely drop through the pit that you previously used to reach the bottom, and walk to the northeast corner. Use Strength to push aside the rock, and get TM 20 (Endure), which can keep your Pokémon from being K.O.'ed for a few turns.
|#115 Koffing||#126 Magmar|
|Koffing is a little bit better in the Gold, Silver, and Crystal versions. Nothing major has changed, but it now startes with Poison Gas (an attack that always poisons its foe, which can be very useful), and can learn Destiny Bond (which K.O.'s both Pokémon when Koffing faints).||Magmar is a great Fire Pokémon that can be caught in both Gold and Silver, but only here in the Burned Tower. Magmar learns its best attacks much earlier now; Fire Punch comes at level 19 instead of 43! And it can now learn Fire Blast (at level 57). It can even give birth to a new Pokémon, so get two (or a Ditto).|