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Routes 45 and 46 are built into a mountain, so you will be traveling downhill. You can't walk back up, but you can fly. There are many good items scattered along the routes. Make a few trips to pick them up.

Route 45

Route 45[edit]

After completeing the events in Blackthorn City, you should have gotten a call from Professor Elm summoning you back to New Bark. You can Fly, but you might wish to walk instead, since the direct path of Routes 45 and 46 give you the chance to capture two new Pokémon, and revisit the Dark Cave.

Talk to Hiker Parry[edit]

Take the far-left path down Route 45 to talk to Parry. For some reason, this guy is following the Pokémon situation way over in Mt. Mortar. Trade phone numbers with him, and he'll give you a call when the Marill Pokémon are swarming over there. You can take the other paths to face the other Trainers and pick up items by flying back up to Blackthorn City, and then taking different paths back down.

Trainers and Items[edit]

Pokemon GSC Cooltrainer.png
Cooltrainer Ryan: Pokebuck.png1296
Pokemon GSC Hiker.png
Hiker Erik: Pokebuck.png864
Pokemon GSC Hiker.png
Hiker Parry: Pokebuck.png928 (phone)
  • Onix (lvl. 29, 670 EXP)
Pokemon GSC Cooltrainergal.png
Cooltrainer♀ Kelly: Pokebuck.png1152
Pokemon GSC Blackbelt.png
Blackbelt Kenji: Pokebuck.png672 (phone)
Pokemon GSC Hiker.png
Hiker Timothy: Pokebuck.png864
Pokemon GSC Hiker.png
Hiker Michael: Pokebuck.png800
Pokemon GSC Camper.png
Camper Quentin: Pokebuck.png600 (Crystal only)
  • Max Potion
  • Elixer
  • Nugget
  • Revive
  • Mystery Berry

Grab some items from the Dark Cave[edit]

With Flash, Surf and Rock Smash, you can now fully explore the Dark Cave which you last visited when you passed through Route 31. If you enter the cave from Route 45, you'll be able to catch Wobbuffet and Teddiursa, and pick up two cool items: the Black Glasses that strengthen Dark-type moves, and TM 13 (Snore).

Route 46

Route 46[edit]

Note that the other end of the Dark Cave is here, but you cannot reach it from the Route 29 end, only from the Blackthorn City and route 31 after surf and rock smash (crystal) have been learned.

Trainers and Items[edit]

Trainers Items
Pokemon GSC Camper.png
Camper Ted: Pokebuck.png340
Pokemon GSC Picnicker.png
Picnicker Erin: Pokebuck.png320 (phone)
Pokemon GSC Hiker.png
Hiker Bailey: Pokebuck.png418
  • Dire Hit (next to the two young trainers) (Gold/Silver)
  • X Speed (next to the two young trainers) (Crystal)
  • Berry (tree)
  • Paralysis Berry (PRZBERRY) (tree)

Pokémon Found[edit]

Route #45 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Pokemon 075Graveler.pngGraveler 40% 40% 40% 55% 55% 55% 30% 30% 50%
Pokemon 207Gligar.pngGligar 20% 20% 20% N/A N/A N/A 20% 20% 20%
Pokemon 216Teddiursa.pngTeddiursa 10% 10% 10% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 231Phanpy.pngPhanpy N/A N/A N/A 10% 10% 10% 5% N/A N/A
Pokemon 232Donphan.pngDonphan N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 10% 15% N/A
Pokemon 227Skarmory.pngSkarmory N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A
Route 46 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 021Spearow.pngSpearow 35% 35% N/A 35% 35% N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 20% 20% 50% 20% 20% 50% 15% 20% 50%
Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 40% 40% 45% 40% 40% 45% 50% 50% 50%
Pokemon 039Jigglypuff.pngJigglypuff 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 231Phanpy.pngPhanpy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A
Route #45 Fishing
Old Rod Good Rod Super Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 100% 90% 60%
Pokemon 147Dratini.pngDratini 0% 10% 30%
Pokemon 148Dragonair.pngDragonair 0% 0% 10%
#227 Skarmory #207 Gligar
Pokemon 227Skarmory.png
Many combinations of Flying type and another Pokémon type don't always work out too well. But Steel/Flying works for Skarmory, since it makes it weak to nothing but Electric and Fire. Even better, Skarmory can learn Fly, does learn a Steel technique, and has a great Defense score.
Pokemon 207Gligar.png
Gligar is Ground/Flying, possibly the most bizarre type combination in the game. It's nice to have a Flying-type that's immune to Electric, but Gligar's moves are weak and it can't even learn Fly.
#231 Phanpy
Pokemon 231Phanpy.png
Phanpy learns moves slowly and isn't anything special by itself, but its evolved form Donphan is a powerful fighter with HP, Attack and Defense stats that are through the roof. Note that if you evolve Phanpy at level 25, it will learn Fury Attack. If you don't, it will learn Take Down instead. Take Down is probably the better move, but do evolve it into Donphan shortly thereafter, since Phanpy can't learn Earthquake.