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Pokemon 048Venonat.pngVenonat
DittoPokemon 132Ditto.png
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen
TentacoolPokemon 072Tentacool.png
Pokemon 098Krabby.pngKrabby

Pokemon 083Farfetch'd.pngFarfetch'd
SlowpokePokemon 079Slowpoke.png
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool
HorseaPokemon 116Horsea.png

You've liberated Saffron City from Team Rocket's mad scheme, and you could probably use a bit of a holiday. We hear the fishing is good down south of Lavender Town, so grab your Old Rod and get set to drown a few worms. You ought to pack the Poké Flute, too. You won't be able to avoid Pokémon duels completely on this trip, but things will be far less hectic. Route 13 is more like a maze than a highway, but it is a pleasant place to walk and enjoy the great outdoors.

Route 12

Sleeping Beauty[edit]

You'll need to use your Poké Flute to wake the Snorlax blocking the path here, but stop at that first building and get TM 39 first. It contains Swift, a good attack that virtually always hits (even if they're using Dig or Fly). The Poké Flute has the power to wake a sleeping Pokémon, in or out of battle. Pipe a sweet tune to rouse this Snorlax from its rather inconvenient resting place. It won't be very happy about the wake-up call and when it attacks, you can try to capture it. This is the only other Snorlax in the game, so if you didn't catch the one in Route #16, here's another opportunity. With the way clear, you can continue south to Route 13, but first head a bit west of where the Snorlax once rested and examine the bottom-right tree jutting onto the path: you'll find a Hyper Potion. After that, get the Super Rod in the second building on the route.

Moving on[edit]

If you want that Farfetch'd (finally, a Farfetch'd that isn't named Dux, but it's only in Yellow), or the Iron, you'll need to get a Cut-equipped Pokémon to hack your way through the tree. Fortunately, TM 16 (the Pay Day skill) and the hidden PP Up (to the left of Trainer A on Route #13) are easier to get. There's also a hidden Calcium on the other side of Trainer A -- both items can be found on spots where the southern fence is missing. Save that PP Up for one of the power skills: Thunder, Blizzard or Fire Blast. Yellow players can also get a chance at a Slowpoke here just by using Surf and walking the waves of Route #12.

1 Fisherman Pokebuck.png770
Goldeen LV22
Poliwag LV22
Goldeen LV22
2 Fisherman Pokebuck.png840
Tentacool LV24
Goldeen LV24
3 Fisherman Pokebuck.png945
Goldeen LV27
4 Fisherman Pokebuck.png735
Poliwag LV21
Shellder LV21
Goldeen LV21
Horsea LV21
5 Rocker Pokebuck.png725
Voltorb LV29
Electrode LV29
6 Fisherman Pokebuck.png840
Magikarp LV24
Magikarp LV24
7 Jr. Trainer Pokebuck.png840
Nidoran♂ LV29
Nidorino LV29
A TM 16
B Iron
Route #12 encounters
PidgeyPokemon 016Pidgey.png 35% 35% 15%
Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto N/A N/A 10%
VenonatPokemon 048Venonat.png 20% 20% N/A
Pokemon 069Bellsprout.pngBellsprout N/A 40% 25%
WeepinbellPokemon 070Weepinbell.png N/A 5% 5%
Pokemon 083Farfetch'd.pngFarfetch'd N/A N/A 5%
OddishPokemon 043Oddish.png 40% N/A 35%
Pokemon 044Gloom.pngGloom 5% N/A 5%
SlowpokePokemon 079Slowpoke.png N/A N/A 95%
Pokemon 080Slowbro.pngSlowbro N/A N/A 5%
Route #12 Fishing
(Super Rod)
MagikarpPokemon 129Magikarp.png 25% 25% N/A
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 25% 25% N/A
HorseaPokemon 116Horsea.png N/A N/A 70%
Pokemon 117Seadra.pngSeadra N/A N/A 30%
TentacoolPokemon 072Tentacool.png 25% 25% N/A
Pokemon 098Krabby.pngKrabby 25% 25% N/A
Route 13
8 Birdkeeper Pokebuck.png625
Spearow LV25
Pidgey LV25
Pidgey LV25
Spearow LV25
Spearow LV25
9 Biker Pokebuck.png700
Koffing LV28
Koffing LV28
Koffing LV28
A Birdkeeper Pokebuck.png650
Pidgey LV26
Pidgeotto LV26
Spearow LV26
Fearow LV26
B Birdkeeper Pokebuck.png650
Pidgey LV26
Spearow LV26
Pidgey LV26
Fearow LV26
C Birdkeeper Pokebuck.png700
Pidgey LV28
Pidgeotto LV28
Doduo LV28
D Birdkeeper Pokebuck.png725
Pidgeotto LV29
Fearow LV29
E Birdkeeper Pokebuck.png700
Spearow LV28
Doduo LV28
Fearow LV28
1 Jr. Trainer? Pokebuck.png560
Goldeen LV28
Poliwag LV28
Horsea LV28
2 Birdkeeper Pokebuck.png725
Pidgey LV29
Pidgeotto LV29
3 Jr. Trainer? Pokebuck.png480
Pidgey LV24
Meowth LV24
Rattata LV24
Pikachu LV24
Pidgey LV24
Meowth LV24
4 Beauty Pokebuck.png1890
Rattata LV27
Pikachu LV27
Vulpix LV27
Rattata LV27
5 Beauty Pokebuck.png2030
Clefairy LV29
Meowth LV29
6 Jr. Trainer? Pokebuck.png600
Poliwag LV30
Poliwag LV30
7 Jr. Trainer? Pokebuck.png540
Pidgey LV27
Meowth LV27
Pidgey LV27
Pidgeotto LV27
Route #13 encounters
PidgeyPokemon 016Pidgey.png 30% 30% 10%
Pokemon 017Pidgeotto.pngPidgeotto N/A N/A 15%
VenonatPokemon 048Venonat.png 20% 20% N/A
Pokemon 069Bellsprout.pngBellsprout N/A 40% 25%
WeepinbellPokemon 070Weepinbell.png N/A 5% 5%
Pokemon 083Farfetch'd.pngFarfetch'd N/A N/A 5%
OddishPokemon 043Oddish.png 40% N/A 35%
Pokemon 044Gloom.pngGloom 5% N/A 5%
DittoPokemon 132Ditto.png 5% 5% N/A
SlowpokePokemon 079Slowpoke.png N/A N/A 95%
Pokemon 080Slowbro.pngSlowbro N/A N/A 5%
Route #13 Fishing
(Super Rod)
MagikarpPokemon 129Magikarp.png 25% 25% N/A
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 25% 25% N/A
HorseaPokemon 116Horsea.png N/A N/A 70%
Pokemon 117Seadra.pngSeadra N/A N/A 10%
TentacoolPokemon 072Tentacool.png 25% 25% 20%
Pokemon 098Krabby.pngKrabby 25% 25% N/A
#118 Goldeen #98 Krabby
Pokemon 118Goldeen.png
Now that you have the Super Rod, you'll be able to fish for more Water-type Pokémon than you know what to do with. So you might wish to ignore the less-interesting ones like Goldeen. Evolved form Seaking is fairly tough, but with nothing but a handful of ordinary Normal attacks, she's not that intriguing.
Pokemon 098Krabby.png
Krabby is a fairly good Water Pokémon, and you can have fun beating things instantly (30% of the time) with his Guillotine technique. But Krabby's real selling point is that he can learn Cut, Surf and Strength HM's, allowing you to have them all without using more than one slot on your bench.
#116 Horsea #72 Tentacool
Pokemon 116Horsea.png
Horsea's evolved form Seadra is a solid fighter, and learns a good variety of Water-type attacks. But you probably won't want more than one or two Water-types on your bench, and there's a variety of better options. Wartortle, Cloyster and Gyarados top the list.
Pokemon 072Tentacool.png
Tentacool mixes Water with Poison-types, and learns a variety of good attacks in both (and has a high enough Special to make good use of them). Built-in Poison attack Acid does damage while lowering Defense, which is nice, but Poison-types still aren't stellar.