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New Pokémon
Gold Silver Crystal

Pokemon 088Grimer.pngGrimer
Game Corner prizes:
Pokemon 122Mr.Mime.pngMr. Mime
Pokemon 137Porygon.pngPorygon

Pokemon 088Grimer.pngGrimer
Game Corner prizes:
Pokemon 025Pikachu.pngPikachu
Pokemon 137Porygon.pngPorygon
Pokemon 246Larvitar.pngLarvitar

Like Goldenrod City in Johto, Celadon City is a very large place, featuring a department store and a game arcade. Celadon Mansion is home to GAME FREAK, the creators of Pokémon games. Stop in and talk to them for some interesting conversation.

Pokemon GSC map Celadon City.png
Poké Mart
2nd Floor A 4th Floor
Poké Ball Pokebuck.png200 Poké Doll Pokebuck.png1000
Great Ball Pokebuck.png600 Lovely Mail Pokebuck.png50
Ultra Ball Pokebuck.png1200 Surf Mail Pokebuck.png50
Escape Rope Pokebuck.png550 5th Floor A
Full Heal Pokebuck.png600 X Accuracy Pokebuck.png950
Antidote Pokebuck.png100 Guard Spec. Pokebuck.png700
Burn Heal Pokebuck.png250 Dire Hit Pokebuck.png650
Ice Heal Pokebuck.png250 X Attack Pokebuck.png500
Awakening Pokebuck.png250 X Defend Pokebuck.png550
Paralyze Heal Pokebuck.png200 X Speed Pokebuck.png350
2nd Floor B X Special Pokebuck.png350
Potion Pokebuck.png300 5th Floor B
Super Potion Pokebuck.png700 HP Up Pokebuck.png9800
Hyper Potion Pokebuck.png1200 Protein Pokebuck.png9800
Max Potion Pokebuck.png2500 Iron Pokebuck.png9800
Revive Pokebuck.png1500 Carbos Pokebuck.png9800
Super Repel Pokebuck.png500 Calcium Pokebuck.png9800
Max Repel Pokebuck.png700 6th Floor
3rd Floor Fresh Water Pokebuck.png200
TM 10 (Hidden Power) Pokebuck.png3000 Soda Pop Pokebuck.png300
TM 11 (Sunny Day) Pokebuck.png2000 Lemonade Pokebuck.png350
TM 17 (Protect) Pokebuck.png3000
TM 18 (Rain Dance) Pokebuck.png2000
TM 37 (Sand Storm) Pokebuck.png2000

City Features[edit]

Take a chance[edit]

Game Corner prizes
Left window
TM 32 1500
TM 29 3500
TM 15 7500
Right window (Gold/Silver)
Mr.Mime 3333
Eevee 6666
Porygon 9999
Right window (Crystal)
Pikachu 2222
Porygon 5555
Larvitar 8888

Talk to everyone inside the Game Corner (the building in the center, to the right of the pond). One man will give you 80 coins to take your chances with. The Game Corner has slot machines similar to the machines in Goldenrod City (and your coins are good in either city) and good prizes for those lucky enough to win big. The prizes in Crystal have been changed; you can't get an Eevee anymore, but you can obtain a Larvitar.

Game Freak[edit]

The fine people who created Pokémon are working in Celadon Mansion, the large building in the middle of the top row. You can talk to the Programmer, the Game Designer, the Graphic Artist and another fellow who keeps his job title to himself. Wait until dark, then take the path behind the mansion to reach the fourth floor and talk to the man inside. He will tell you a scary story about a bicycle, then he will give you TM 03, Curse.

Eating contest[edit]

They're having an eat-a-thon in the restaurant in the lower right corner of the city. You can't participate, but you can search the trash for Leftovers. Any Pokémon that equips this great item will recover a bit of HP every turn.

Hidden item[edit]

Walk to the right of the restaurant, then up the line of trees along the right side of the city. You can get a precious PP Up by searching in this fairly conspicuous spot. They're not available in any store, so don't miss it.

Celadon City Gym[edit]

Make sure that you have a Pokémon with you that can use cut, so you can eliminate the single obstacle blocking the way to Celadon City's Gym. Inside the Gym, you might run into some of Erika's followers, but, like their Leader, they're using mostly Grass-type Pokémon. They won't give you much trouble, because you're already carrying a Fire-type and an Ice-type to deal with Erika. Heal your Pokémon before facing Erika if necessary.



Erika is a big fan of Grass-types, which means you should be a big fan of Fire-types and Ice-types when you battle her. Watch out for her tough attacks, like Solarbeam, which could put the hurt on your team. If you attack quickly with your most powerful Fire- or Ice-type attacks, you'll do very well. Erika is the first of the Kanto trainers to toss in a bonus: TM 19 (Giga Drain), probably the best new Grass attack in Gold, Silver, and Crystal.

  • Leader Erika

Wild Pokemon Encounters[edit]

Celadon City Surfing
Pokemon 088Grimer.pngGrimer 90%
Pokemon 089Muk.pngMuk 10%
#088 Grimer #137 Porygon
Pokemon 088Grimer.png
Pure Poison is actually a pretty nice type, since all you really need to worry about are Psychic and Ground types. And Grimer and evolved form Muk certainly have the goods: Sludge at level 16 and Sludge Bomb at level 50 are pretty good attacks. But Grimer and Muk have only so-so stats, and with only Poison-type attacks, they have no way to deal with Steel-type Pokémon who are completely immune to Poison.
Pokemon 137Porygon.png
Porygon has been tweaked a bit for the better. It has a new move that turns it into whatever type your opponent will have the hardest time dealing with, and it can now learn Recover and Zap Attack. More importantly, if you trade it with the Up-grade you got at the Silph Co., it will evolve into a new Pokémon hich gets the same moves but far better stats.
#122 Mr. Mime #246 Larvitar
Pokemon 122Mr.Mime.png
You'll actually be able to catch a wild Mr. Mime later, on Route 21. It won't be easy, but it sure beats racking up 3333 coins. Mr. Mime has a bunch of new moves, including Psybeam and Encore, but it's still a bit too defensive to be one of the better Psychic Pokémon.
Pokemon 246Larvitar.png
If you don't win this Pokémon, you can catch it in Mt. Silver. It comes late in the game and evolves slowly (final form at level 55!) but it's a powerhouse when it gets there. Larvitar and Pupitar are Rock/Ground, but their final form, Tyranitar, is Rock/Dark. All three learn powerful Ground, Rock and Normal attacks and have a great Attack score to make good use of them. They're one of the strongest new families.