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.
Take a chance
|Right window (Gold/Silver)|
|Right window (Crystal)|
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
- Twins Jo & Zoe
- Lass Michelle
- Picknicker Tanya
- Exeggutor (lvl. 37, 1680 EXP) and 740
- Beauty Julia
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
|#122 Mr. Mime||#246 Larvitar|
|Mr. Mime later, on Route 28. 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.||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.|
|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.|