From StrategyWiki, the video game walkthrough and strategy guide wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
New Pokémon
Gold Silver Crystal

Grimer
Game Corner prizes:
Mr. Mime
Porygon

Grimer
Game Corner prizes:
Pikachu
Porygon
Larvitar

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.

Poké Mart
2nd Floor A 4th Floor
Poké Ball 200 Poké Doll 1000
Great Ball 600 Lovely Mail 50
Ultra Ball 1200 Surf Mail 50
Escape Rope 550 5th Floor A
Full Heal 600 X Accuracy 950
Antidote 100 Guard Spec. 700
Burn Heal 250 Dire Hit 650
Ice Heal 250 X Attack 500
Awakening 250 X Defend 550
Paralyze Heal 200 X Speed 350
2nd Floor B X Special 350
Potion 300 5th Floor B
Super Potion 700 HP Up 9800
Hyper Potion 1200 Protein 9800
Max Potion 2500 Iron 9800
Revive 1500 Carbos 9800
Super Repel 500 Calcium 9800
Max Repel 700 6th Floor
3rd Floor Fresh Water 200
TM 10 (Hidden Power) 3000 Soda Pop 300
TM 11 (Sunny Day) 2000 Lemonade 350
TM 17 (Protect) 3000
TM 18 (Rain Dance) 2000
TM 37 (Sand Storm) 2000

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.

Trainers[edit]

Erika[edit]

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
Grimer 90%
Muk 10%
#088 Grimer #137 Porygon
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.
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
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.
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.