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New Pokémon
Gold Silver Crystal

Pokemon 198Murkrow.pngMurkrow
Pokemon 228Houndour.pngHoundour

Route 7 is another super short road that connects two cities; Celadon City and Saffron City. The building used to house an entrance to an Underground Path that led to Route 8, but it's been closed off because of unruly Trainers.

Pokemon GSC map Route 7.png

Catch some Dark Pokémon![edit]

This small chunk of land leads to Celadon City (and contains another closed tunnel), but don't be concerned with that right now. What makes it noteworthy is the two Dark Pokémon that come out, naturally, at night. Half-Dark, half-Fire Houndour in particular evolves into one of the best Pokémon in the game. But even Murkrow is great for dealing with Sabrina's Psychic Gym.

Pokémon Found[edit]

Route #7 encounters
Gold Silver Crystal
Morn Day Night Morn Day Night Morn Day Night
Pokemon 019Rattata.pngRattata 40% 35% 30% 5% N/A N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% N/A
Pokemon 052Meowth.pngMeowth N/A N/A N/A 30% 30% 30% N/A N/A 30%
Pokemon 053Persian.pngPersian N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% 5% N/A N/A 10%
Pokemon 039Jigglypuff.pngJigglypuff N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% 5%
Pokemon 063Abra.pngAbra N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 5% 5% 5%
Pokemon 021Spearow.pngSpearow 30% 30% N/A 30% 30% N/A 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 058Growlithe.pngGrowlithe 20% 25% 20% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 037Vulpix.pngVulpix N/A N/A N/A 20% 25% 20% N/A N/A N/A
Pokemon 209Snubbull.pngSnubbull N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 20% 20% N/A
Pokemon 198Murkrow.pngMurkrow N/A N/A 35% N/A N/A 30% N/A N/A 30%
Pokemon 228Houndour.pngHoundour N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A 5% N/A N/A 20%
#228 Houndour #198 Murkrow
Pokemon 228Houndour.png
Houndour is strong and versatile. Outside of Roar, all of the moves it learns are attacks, and they include Faint Attack (which never misses), Flamethrower, and Crunch, Dark's best attack. However, Houndour's evolved form, Houndoom (at level 24) has generally good stats (including impressive Speed), and its versatility makes it a good pick versus the game's tricky final opponent.
Pokemon 198Murkrow.png
As Dark Pokémon go, Murkrow isn't that great. It has mediocre stats, a bad combination of types (there is already a plethora of Flying-types available), and really poor moves. Its most powerful attack is Faint Attack, the Dark version of Swift. Outside of that, you have Peck, Nightshade, and not much else. But it can learn Fly.