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Route 26 and 27 are a little confusing, but they lead the way to Victory Road, so you'll have to get through them. You should bring along Pokémon that know Waterfall and Surf for the trip. Make sure your Pokémon are strong, healthy and attached to you before you leave for Kanto.

Get the Master Ball[edit]

Back in his New Bark Town laboratory, Professor Elm rewards your achievement with a free Master Ball. This powerful item can catch any Pokémon without fail, but the only way to get another one is by getting a perfect match in the Goldenrod Lottery, which hardly ever happens. In other words, use Elm's present wisely. When your business there is done, Surf to the east for Route 27.

Route 27[edit]

Route 27

Train Well[edit]

Tohjo Falls

The woman in the house will check to see how devoted your Pokémon are to you. Is she sees that the first Pokémon in your party is attached to you, she will give you TM 37 (Sand Storm), which damages both Pokémon every turn, but is ineffective against Rock, Ground, and Steel-types. So teach it to one of those. Pokémon become attached to Trainers when they are:

  • Healthy
  • Used often/gain plenty of levels
  • Fed vitamins (not required, but recommended)
  • Kept in the party
  • Get groomed by a Haircut Brother in the Goldenrod Underground (not required, but recommended; the younger brother can better increase happiness than the older one)
  • Rarely made to faint.

If you treat your Pokémon well, they will treat you well, too.

Tohjo Falls[edit]

Getting through this small cave will require a Pokémon with the Waterfall move. Don't miss an all-too-rare Moon Stone to the left of the entrance. Bring a Pokémon with Whirlpool, too, so you can get TM 22 (Solar Beam) on the other side of the cave.

Trainers and Items[edit]

Trainers
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer♀.png
Cooltrainer♀ Megan: Pokebuck.png1536
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer.png
Cooltrainer Blake: Pokebuck.png1448
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer.png
Cooltrainer Brian: Pokebuck.png1680
Pokemon GSC Psychic.png
Psychic Gilbert: Pokebuck.png1088
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer♀.png
Cooltrainer♀ Reena: Pokebuck.png1488 (Phone)
Pokemon GSC Bird Keeper.png
Bird Keeper Jose: Pokebuck.png816 (Phone)
Items
  • Rare Candy (before falls, surf under house)
  • TM37 (Woman in house on Kanto side of the Falls if she sees a loyal Pokémon)
  • TM22 (Needs Whirpool, surf south of Bridge)
  • Moon Stone (in Tohjo Falls)

Pokémon found[edit]

Route #27 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 024Arbok.pngArbok N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 028Sandslash.pngSandslash 5% 5% 5% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 077Ponyta.pngPonyta 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A
Pokemon 084Doduo.pngDoduo 50% 50% N/A 50% 50% N/A 40% 40% N/A
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 30% 40% 40% N/A 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Pokemon 195Quagsire.pngQuagsire 10% N/A 50% 10% N/A 55% N/A N/A 40%
Pokemon 085Dodrio.pngDodrio N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% N/A 5% 5% N/A
Pokemon 164Noctowl.pngNoctowl N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 40%
Route #27 Surfing encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%
Pokemon 073Tentacruel.pngTentacruel 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Tohjo Falls encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Tohjo Falls Surfing encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60%
Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Pokemon 119Seaking.pngSeaking 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Route 26

Route 26[edit]

Day Siblings' home[edit]

The small lower left house is home to all seven of the Day Siblings that you've run into throughout Johto. No one's home, but the notebook on top of the table contains the Day Siblings' oath, which includes information about where and when each sibling appears in Johto. It's a good place to check if you've missed a few siblings the first time around.

The siblings locations and days are as follows:
  • Mondays, Monica Route 40
  • Tuesdays, Tuscany Route 29
  • Wednesdays, Wesley Lake of Rage
  • Thursdays, Arthur Route 36
  • Fridays, Frieda Route 32
  • Saturdays, Santos Blackthorn City
  • Sundays, Sunny Route 37

You can heal here[edit]

This is the longest stretch of field in the game, and the trainers aren't easy. Fortunately, the woman in the upper right house will heal your Pokémon if they are tired and weak from all of the Trainer battles.

Victory Road[edit]

After a very long journey that including surfing, battling and much item collecting, you will finally be on your way to Victory Road. The gatekeeper here at the top of Route 46 won't let you pass unless you have all eight Badges from Johto. Two men are blocking the paths that branch out to the left and the right. They won't be gone for a while. Just press ahead and worry about the two blocked paths later. You need more experience before you will be able to tackle the road to the left, anyway. The path only gets harder from here, so make sure to save and heal before you set foot on Victory Road.

Trainers & Items[edit]

Trainers
Pokemon GSC Fisher.png
Fisher Scott: Pokebuck.png1360
Pokemon GSC Psychic.png
Psychic Richard: Pokebuck.png1152
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer♀.png
Cooltrainer♀ Joyce: Pokebuck.png1536
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer.png
Cooltrainer Gaven: Pokebuck.png1536 (Phone)
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer.png
Cooltrainer Jake: Pokebuck.png1680
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer♀.png
Cooltrainer♀ Beth: Pokebuck.png1728 (Phone)
Items
  • Max Elixer, from Reception, go down ledge.

Pokémon Found[edit]

Route #27 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 028Sandslash.pngSandslash 30% 30% 30% N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 077Ponyta.pngPonyta 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% N/A
Pokemon 024Arbok.pngArbok N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A
Pokemon 084Doduo.pngDoduo 40% 40% N/A 40% 40% N/A 35% 35% N/A
Pokemon 085Dodrio.pngDodrio 5% 5% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 195Quagsire.pngQuagsire 1% N/A 10% 1% N/A 5% N/A N/A 10%
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 4% 5% 40% 34% 35% 70% 10% 10% 40%
Pokemon 164Noctowl.pngNoctowl N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 50%
Route #27 Surfing encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90%
Pokemon 073Tentacruel.pngTentacruel 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
#77 Ponyta
Pokemon 077Ponyta.png
Ponyta and Rapidash have been under-appreciated, probably because they learn so few Fire attacks. But now they can learn Fire Blast, and put their high Speed to good use.
#84 Doduo
Pokemon 084Doduo.png
Doduo's moves have been shuffled around a bit, making it a little better than it used to be. By the time you catch one here, it will already have Tri Attack, a cool move that can now cause status conditions. They also start with Dark-type Pursuit.
Route #32 Fishing
Old Rod Good Rod Super Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 85% 35% N/A
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool 15% 35% N/A
Pokemon 090Shellder.pngShellder N/A 20% 30%
Pokemon 170Chinchou.pngChinchou N/A 10% 40%
Pokemon 073Tentacruel.pngTentacruel N/A N/A 20%
Pokemon 171Lanturn.pngLanturn N/A N/A 10%