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New Pokémon
Gold Silver Crystal

Pokemon 025Pikachu.pngPikachu


There are many trees along Route 2—if you want to see everything the route has to offer, you'd better bring a Pokémon that knows Cut with you.

Route 2

Once you've awoken the Snorlax and passed through Diglett's Cave, you'll find yourself in the area where your quest began in Red/Blue/Yellow. All that's left to do is defeat the final three Kanto Gym Leaders, and then head off in search of one final legendary trainer.

Catch a Pikachu (or two)[edit]

Like most of the areas in West Kanto, the Pokémon here are very low level, and the Pikachu top out at level 4. So you'll need to grab a Pokémon with False Swipe from your PC in Pewter City (or use lots of Level Balls) if you want a Pikachu or anything else here. Pikachu appear fairly infrequently, so you'll need to put some time into catching one. If you don't have a Pokémon with False Swipe, use low level Pokémon so you don't risk knocking it out.

Get a free Nugget[edit]

The recluse in the house south of Diglett's Cave is so happy to get visitors that he'll give you a Pokebuck.png5000 Nugget just for dropping by. Item hunters should use the Item Finder to carefully scour the maze of bushes in the west.

#25 Pikachu
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This is the first, last, and only place Pikachu appear in Gold and Silver, and the only exception in Crystal is Celadon Casino. They're rare, but get a pair if you can; breeding Pikachu is the only way to get the new Pokémon Pichu. As for Pikachu itself, it is basically unchanged from its more powerful Yellow version.


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Pokemon GSC Bug Catcher.png
  • Bug Catcher Doug: Pokebuck.png544
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  • Nugget - from the man in the house just below Diglett's Cave
  • Elixer - east from Diglett's Cave, then south through building
  • Dire Hit - Start of Vridian Maze
  • PSNcurebery (Tree)
  • Max Ether - (Hidden in the eastern tree in an alcove of trees in the maze, directly east from the Max Potion)
  • Full Heal (Hidden) - in alcove, in the maze of trees (down then up from Pewter City)
  • Max Potion - Near end of forest
  • Carbos - Right and then Up from Diglett's Cave
  • Full Restore - (Hidden in the top-western tree in a square of trees near the western center of the route)
  • Revive - (Hidden) southeast of dire hit in the alcove of trees inside the southern tree.

Pokémon Found[edit]

Route 2 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 010Caterpie.pngCaterpie 30% 30% N/A N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 011Metapod.pngMetapod 20% 20% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 012Butterfree.pngButterfree 10% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10% 10% N/A
Pokemon 013Weedle.pngWeedle N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 014Kakuna.pngKakuna N/A N/A N/A 20% 20% N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 015Beedrill.pngBeedrill N/A N/A N/A 10% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 016Pidgey.pngPidgey 30% 40% N/A N/A 40% N/A 20% 50% N/A
Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto 5% 5% N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A 5% N/A
Pokemon 025Pikachu.pngPikachu 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 0%
Pokemon 163Hoothoot.pngHoothoot N/A N/A 50% N/A N/A 80% N/A N/A 50%
Pokemon 164Noctowl.pngNoctowl N/A N/A 10% N/A N/A 15% N/A N/A 10%
Pokemon 165Ledyba.pngLedyba N/A N/A N/A 30% N/A N/A 30% N/A N/A
Pokemon 166Ledian.pngLedian N/A N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A
Pokemon 167Spinarak.pngSpinarak N/A N/A 30% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30%
Pokemon 168Ariados.pngAriados N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5%