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New Pokémon
Gold Silver Crystal

Growlithe
Stantler
Only one:
Sudowoodo

Vulpix
Stantler
Only one:
Sudowoodo

Stantler
Only one:
Sudowoodo

The next two roads are short, but they lead in many directions and join several areas together. The tree you couldn't get past is still there, but this time you have the Squirtbottle from Goldenrod City. When the tree is gone, you'll finally be able to move on to the next area.

Route #36

Trainers and Items[edit]

Trainers
Schoolboy Alan: 512 (Phone)
Psychic Mark (Far Left): 480
  • Abra (lvl. 13, 202 EXP)
  • Abra (lvl. 13, 202 EXP)
  • Kadabra (lvl. 15, 465 EXP)
Items
  • TM08 (Rock Smash) - received from a man after defeating or capturing Sudowoodo
  • Ice Berry
  • Hard Stone (from Arthur on Thursday)
Route #37

Trainers and Items[edit]

Trainers Items
Twins Ann & Anne: 320
  • Black Apricorn
  • Blue Apricorn
  • Red Apricorn
  • Magnet (from Sunny on Sunday)
  • Ether (hidden northwest of the sign)
Psychic Greg: 544

Route Features[edit]

Water (and capture) the Sudowoodo[edit]

In Crystal, shortly before a tree in the middle of the path, you'll find the daughter of the Flower Shop woman in Goldenrod City. If you've beaten Whitney, talk to her, then head back to see her mom in Goldenrod City and get the Squirtbottle.

The tree that's blocking your progress can't be Cut, so why not try watering it with the Squirtbottle that you got in Goldenrod? When you use the Squirtbottle on the weird tree, it will attack you. It's not a tree at all—it's Sudowoodo, a Rock-type Pokémon that looks like a tree! It's the only place that Sudowoodo shows up. Capture it carefully, since if you K.O. it, it's gone for good.

More free stuff[edit]

The "tree" wasn't too popular, and the man to the right of it will give you TM 08 just for uprooting it. It contains Rock Smash, which breaks certain rocks that you'll soon encounter, and deals Fighting-type damage while lowering opponents' Defense in battle.

Three Apricorn Trees[edit]

The trees south of the entrance to Ecruteak City contain Red, Blue, and Black Apricorns, which can be made into Level, Lure, and Heavy balls by Kurt in Azalea Town. Like all Berries, they grow back every day.

Mr. Thursday and Mrs. Sunday[edit]

On Route 36, talk to Arthur, who appears above the entrance to the Ruins of Alph on Thursdays, to get a Hard Stone, which powers up Rock-type techniques (go Sudowoodo!).

On Route 37, talk to Sunny below the three Apricorn trees on Sunday for a Magnet, which powers up Electric-type techniques.

Trade numbers for a Fire Stone
Elemental Stones are phenomenally rare, but junior trainer Alan doesn't have any problem finding them. After you beat him, give him your phone number, Eventually, he'll call and offer you a free Fire Stone, no strings attached!

Pokémon found[edit]

Route #36 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pidgey 25% 20% N/A 25% 20% N/A 40% 70% N/A
Nidoran♀ 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% N/A N/A N/A
Nidoran♂ 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% N/A N/A N/A
Vulpix N/A N/A N/A 10% 15% 10% N/A N/A N/A
Growlithe 10% 15% 10% N/A N/A N/A 10% 10% N/A
Hoothoot N/A N/A 25% N/A N/A 25% N/A N/A 45%
Stantler 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A N/A N/A
Ledyba N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30% N/A N/A
Bellsprout N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 20% 20% 20%
Spinarak N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30%
Gastly N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5%
Route #37 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Ledyba N/A N/A N/A 40% N/A N/A 30% N/A N/A
Ledian N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A
Pidgey 60% 50% N/A 20% 50% N/A 20% 55% N/A
Pidgeotto N/A 5% N/A N/A 5% N/A 5% 5% N/A
Growlithe 10% 15% 10% N/A N/A N/A 40% 40% N/A
Vulpix N/A N/A N/A 10% 15% 10% N/A N/A N/A
Stantler 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% N/A N/A 40%
Hoothoot N/A N/A 20% N/A N/A 60% N/A N/A 20%
Noctowl N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5%
Spinarak N/A N/A 40% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 30%
Ariados N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5%

Route #36 and #37 Headbutt encounters - same as Route #34

#185 Sudowoodo #234 Stantler
This odd tree creature is the game's only pure-Rock Pokémon, which is kind of cool. With a good Attack and Rock's traditional high defense, Sudowoodo is the worst nightmare of Fire, Ice, Flying, and Bug-types. Just keep it away from Water, Grass, Ground and Fighting-type Pokémon. It learns a mix of move types like Rock-type Rock Slide and also a Fighting-type move Low Kick!
This feral antelope has uniformly solid stats and particularly high Attack and Speed scores. It can learn a couple of decent Normal attacks (Stomp at 23 and Take Down at 40), but its moves are otherwise on the weak side. Since it can't evolve, and there are better Normal-types out there, it might not be a good idea to spend a lot of time leveling up this one.
#37 Vulpix
While Gold players are gaining the ability to collect a Growlithe for the first time, Silver players can now collect Vulpix. While not as powerful as Growlithe, Vulpix, and Ninetales are a bit quicker, and sometimes that makes all the difference. Their stats are average to low with Special Defense and Speed being its best stats. Its HP stat is quite low and so keeping Vulpix alive will become a task.

Best to level it up to 31, get Flamethrower then use the Fire Stone from trainer Alan. They haven't changed much, but at least now Ninetales learns something after it's evolved which is Firespin at level 43.