Route 32, unlike the route before it, is a long, trainer-heavy route leading directly south from Violet City and ending at the mouth of Union Cave. Much like Route 3 in Kanto, Route 32 ends with a Pokémon Center near the cave.
|Miracle Seed||From the man who previously blocked the players path|
|Great Ball||Southwest of the pier, in a patch of grass|
|Old Rod||From the Fishing Guru inside the Pokémon Center|
|Poison Barb||From Frieda behind the Pokémon Center on Fridays.|
|TM05 Roar||Man on the ledge on the northern side of the route|
|TM09 Bullet Seed||On the ledge west of Youngster Gordon|
|Potion||In some patches of grass|
|Super Potion||Behind a cutable tree on the ground (hidden)|
|Repel||In some patches of grass|
|Relax Ribbon||From Frieda, behind the Pokémon Center on Fridays |
(After you've met all of the week siblings.)
|Shell Bell||Behind a smashable rock|
|Lure Ball||From a fan of Kurt in the Pokémon Center (×2)|
|Heart Scale||Hidden on the small rock to the east of the pair of fishermen|
on the dock, next to the leg of the train bridge (requires surf)
The fourth route that trainers from New Bark encounter, Route 32 is the first in Johto to see the player's destination to the south– and a far-off one at that. After exiting Violet City through a small path with a Apricorn tree in a clearing, the player comes to a three-way intersection. Either they can head back up north, to Violet City, if they have some business to finish there, west, into the Ruins of Alph, to discover the secrets there, or continue south along the route. After moving south around the large rock, players will find a Cuttable tree on its western side, the path behind which leads them to a man who will give them TM05 Roar.
From there, the player should head south, going east or west around the next rock (leading them through tall grass or near a Trainer, respectively). A small bit further south, the route opens up, and players can go along the western side of a small inlet of ocean, facing wild Pokémon and trainers, or cross this on the pier, and come upon three Fishermen. A little southwest of the pier is a patch of grass, where a Great Ball can be found.
At this point, players should reach the Pokémon Center, where they can heal their Pokémon from the long journey just in time to enter Union Cave. A man inside the Pokémon Center will also give players an Old Rod. There is a fan of Kurt located in the Pokémon Center that will give away two Lure Balls to anyone. Just to the north of the Center, on Fridays, Frieda will appear to give the player a Poison Barb the first time she's encountered, and a Relax Ribbon all other times. On days other than Friday, a Great Ball can be found where Frieda usually stands.
The track for the Magnet Train can be seen above near the lake.
The Miracle Seed and TM 05
The northern-most guy on the route will give you a Miracle Seed just for beating Falkner! When equipped, this nifty item powers up your Pokémon's Grass techniques. Come back when you learn Cut to get to the guy south of him on the ledge. He will give you TM 05 (Roar) for your trouble.
Pick up the old rod and start fishing
Talk to the fisherman closest to the healing machine inside the Pokémon Center. He will offer you one of his fishing poles, the Old Rod. With the Old Rod, you can walk up to water and start fishing for Water-type Pokémon. Unlike the Old Rod in Red/Blue/Yellow, this Rod can catch something other than Magikarp (although you will end up catching a lot of those). If you fish here now, you can net a Tentacool, and if you trade numbers with Ralph, he'll give you a call when the Qwilfish swarm. Outside of swarms, these rare fish can only be caught with a Super Rod.
|Youngster Albert: 128|
|Picnicker Liz: 128
|Camper Roland: 144
|Fisherman Henry: 256|
|#23 Ekans||#194 Wooper|
|Quagsire at level 20, its stats nearly double, except Speed which drops drastically.|
|#179 Mareep||#129 Magikarp|
|Flaaffy from evolving into Ampharos (its third stage), or you won't be able to learn Thunder Punch.||Gyarados at level 20. Gyarados can now learn Rain Dance, but is basically unchanged. It's probably a good idea to keep Magikarp out of the way for now as you can catch the Red Gyarados later on in the game.|
|#72 Tentacool||#211 Qwilfish|
|Tentacruel are still under-appreciated Pokémon that are strong in Speed and Special Attack.|