Route 30 is the second route encountered by trainers in Johto. From its southern terminus at Cherrygrove, the route turns northeast to avoid a ledge on the route that overlooks a patch of grass. Heading south, this ledge can be used to avoid the grass altogether.
The route emerges in an open area just north of the ledge. In the center of the area is a house owned by a man who is a collector of Apricorns. To the left of his house is, incidentally, an Apricorn tree. West of the tree is a southbound-only path containing a ledge preventing northbound access. East of the house is a two-way path that runs along a small pond and through another area of grass.
North of the grass patch, the route comes to another open area. Here, Route 30 splits into two segments, a western path that leads to Route 31 and an eastern path that leads to the house of Mr. Pokémon. Initially, the player must take the east path north through a series of grassy areas to Mr. Pokémon's house, located in the northeast corner of the route, to meet Professor Oak and receive the Pokédex. Mr. Pokémon also gives the player an egg to take to Professor Elm, which the player will receive once again in Violet City.
The western branch of the route is impassable until after the player has defeated his/her rival on the way back to New Bark Town. Once this is complete, the player may continue northward, weaving around ledges and trainers and passing through grassy areas towards Dark Cave and Route 31.
There is a small Cut-able tree near Mr. Pokémon's house that allows for passage between the two halves of the route, which is separated by a dense forest for most of the route.
The trainer Youngster Joey will give you his number, to call back for rematches, if you'd like.
|Youngster Joey: 64
|#10 Caterpie||#13 Weedle|
|Butterfree, at level 10. The speedy evolution is nice, and Butterfree is useful for a while after it learns Confusion at level 10. Unfortunately, its awkward mix of types and lack of other good early moves makes it a poor long-term choice. It's first evolution, Metapod is also available for capture on this route.||Beedril, actually gets a handful of strong moves: Fury Attack at level 10, and Twineedle, Pursuit, and Pin Missile later on. Beedrill is hardly the game's best Bug Pokémon, but it will hold you over until you get a Scyther. It's first evolution, Kakuna is also available for capture on this route.|
|#167 Spinarak||#165 Ledyba|
|Ariados at level 22) is Spider Web, a useful technique that prevents a Pokémon from running away.||Ledian are primarily defensive Pokémon, learning moves like Reflect, Safeguard, and Light Screen. They do learn a few early attacks like Comet Punch, but their Attack is too low to put them to good use.|