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Red Blue Yellow
Route 10:
Pokemon 100Voltorb.pngVoltorb
Route 10:
Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite
MachopPokemon 066Machop.png

Using Cut, chop your way to Route #9 from Cerulean City. Check into the Pokémon Center near the entrance to the Rock Tunnel, then plunge into the underground passage. It emerges on Route 10, a very short route to your next destination, Lavender Town. This might seem like a roundabout way to get there — but it's the only way.

Route #9: before the Rock Tunnel[edit]

Route #9

The trainers here are abundant, but many of them can be avoided (only need to battle two), and there's a Pokémon Center at the end, in Route #10, before you go into Rock Tunnel (A on the map). Make sure you teach Cut (as HM01) to a Pokémon that is able to learn it.

Above Trainer #1 on Route #9 is a ledge with a tree on the right side. You'll have to go around to reach the tree, but examining it will net you an Ether.

To the left of Trainer #2, there is TM30. The TM contains Teleport, which allows you to escape from wild Pokémon battles; the move always fails to work in trainer battles. It can also be used outside of battle, where you can warp to the last place you healed (which can be a Pokémon Center or the player's house).

Before you enter the tunnel, hack aside the top bush and search the rock face above it for a Super Potion.

Route #9 encounters
SpearowPokemon 021Spearow.png 30% 30% 10%
Pokemon 022Fearow.pngFearow N/A N/A 1%
RattataPokemon 019Rattata.png 45% 45% 15%
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate N/A N/A 4%
EkansPokemon 023Ekans.png 25% N/A N/A
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew N/A 25% N/A
Nidoran♂Pokemon 032Nidoran♂.png N/A N/A 35%
Pokemon 033Nidorino.pngNidorino N/A N/A 5%
Nidoran♀Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.png N/A N/A 25%
Pokemon 030Nidorina.pngNidorina N/A N/A 5%
Trainers
1 Jr. Trainer♀ Pokebuck.png360
Oddish LV18
Bellsprout LV18
Oddish LV18
Bellsprout LV18
2 Hiker Pokebuck.png700
Machop LV20
Onix LV20
3 Jr. Trainer♂ Pokebuck.png420
3 Youngster Pokebuck.png360
Growlithe LV21
Charmander LV21
Sandshrew LV24
4 Bug Catcher Pokebuck.png190
Beedrill LV19
Beedrill LV19
A TM 30
 
5 Bug Catcher Pokebuck.png200
Caterpie LV20
Weedle LV20
Venonat LV20
6 Jr. Trainer♂ Pokebuck.png380
Rattata LV19
Diglett LV19
Ekans LV19
Sandshrew LV19
7 Hiker Pokebuck.png735
Geodude LV21
Onix LV21
8 Hiker Pokebuck.png700
Geodude LV20
Machop LV20
Geodude LV20
9 Jr. Trainer♀ Pokebuck.png460
Meowth LV23

Route #10[edit]

Power Plant[edit]

The Power Plant is visible from Route 10, but you can't reach it just yet. Sometime later, you'll obtain a Hidden Machine that will enable you to use the Surf technique. You'll then be able to travel along the stream that flows past both Route 10 and the Power Plant. Until then, you'll just have to keep your curiosity in check.

Route #10 (North end)
Trainers
1 Jr. Trainer♀ Pokebuck.png360
Pikachu LV20
Jigglypuff LV20
Clefairy LV20
A Super Potion
Route #10 encounters
SpearowPokemon 021Spearow.png 30% 30% N/A
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew N/A 25% N/A
RattataPokemon 019Rattata.png N/A N/A 15%
Pokemon 020Raticate.pngRaticate N/A N/A 5%
EkansPokemon 023Ekans.png 25% N/A N/A
Pokemon 032Nidoran♂.pngNidoran♂ N/A N/A 10%
Nidoran♀Pokemon 029Nidoran♀.png N/A N/A 10%
Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop N/A N/A 5%
MagnemitePokemon 081Magnemite.png N/A N/A 55%
Pokemon 100Voltorb.pngVoltorb 45% 45% N/A
Route #10 Fishing
(Super Rod)
PoliwhirlPokemon 061Poliwhirl.png 50% 50% N/A
Pokemon 079Slowpoke.pngSlowpoke 50% 50% N/A
HorseaPokemon 116Horsea.png N/A N/A 20%
Pokemon 098Krabby.pngKrabby N/A N/A 70%
KinglerPokemon 099Kingler.png N/A N/A 10%
#100 Voltorb
Pokemon 100Voltorb.png
Voltorb look bizarrely similar to Poké Balls. Despite being Electric-type Pokémon, they learn no Electric attacks without the aid of TMs. Instead, they learn Normal attacks naturally, including the self-sacrificing Selfdestruct, which does a ton of damage. Once learned, this move should be used in an emergency or if you want to get rid of a opposing Pokémon that's giving you trouble. Probably the worst Electric-type in the game with their mediocre to poor stats other than their amazing speed stat, although its evolved form is the fastest of any Pokémon.
#81 Magnemite
Pokemon 081Magnemite.png
The Magnemites available in Yellow aren't as fast as their Voltorb cousins in Red/Blue, but their mix of strong Electric moves and Normal attacks is more versatile than Voltorb's Normal ones, plus with better stats with a high Special and has a good defense. They would be a good option, but you've already got Pikachu. If, however, you wish to not use Pikachu for some reason (probably due to its bad stats), then this is a good second choice.