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Pokemon 146Moltres.pngMoltres

Enter the league's front door to find yourself in the rocky cavern known as Victory Road. The trick here is to push the loose boulders onto the round switches to open up new paths. You must open the path to ladder D on the second floor. This leads to ladder E, which leads to the exit.

The road to success[edit]

Victory Road is a lot like Seafoam Island. Once again, you'll need a Pokémon with Strength, and you'll need to do a lot of pushing rocks around. This time, there's a twist: The rocks must be pushed onto eye-shaped switches, which then makes those weird little red and white blocks disappear.

The first few are easy, if you're careful not to get the boulders stuck against a wall. But when you get down to level 3, you'll need to push a block all the way from one side of the dungeon to the other. Then loop around to the bottom, and push the next block down the hole to level 2, to open the final switch.

You'll need a strong and versatile team to handle the many Junior Trainers here, but go heavy on Water Pokémon for the random encounters and Moltres.

You can also find a hidden Ultra Ball in the lone rock near Moltres's location, and a Full Restore just before the exit, immediately to the left of the final ladder, in a rock.

Victory Road Floor 1
There's an interesting puzzle on the first floor. To get one of the items balls at the top, you need to push the rock so that it's blocking the other item. The only way to get both is to leave and come back, resetting the stone.
Floor 1
1 Cooltrainer♀ Pokebuck.png1540
Persian LV44
Ninetales LV44
2 Cooltrainer♂ Pokebuck.png1470
Ivysaur LV42
Wartortle LV42
Charmeleon LV42
Charizard LV42
A Rare Candy
B TM 43
Floor 1 encounters
ZubatPokemon 041Zubat.png 15% 15% 10%
Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 5% 5% 10%
GeodudePokemon 074Geodude.png 15% 15% 55%
Pokemon 075Graveler.pngGraveler 1% 1% 10%
MachopPokemon 066Machop.png 25% 25% N/A
Pokemon 067Machoke.pngMachoke 5% 5% 5%
OnixPokemon 095Onix.png 30% 30% 10%
Pokemon 105Marowak.pngMarowak 4% 4% N/A
Victory Road Floor 2
Like Zapdos and Articuno, Moltres appears only once per game, so this is your only chance to capture it. Moltres is on the second floor, but to reach it, you must first take the ladder marked C to go back down. The Fire-type Moltres is at experience level 50, so be ready! There is an Ultra Ball on the free-standing boulder on the way to this Pokémon – don't forget to pick this up if you are running low on Poké Balls!
Floor 2
1 Blackbelt Pokebuck.png1075
Machoke LV43
Machop LV43
Machoke LV43
2 Juggler Pokebuck.png1435
Drowzee LV41
Hypno LV41
Kadabra LV41
Kadabra LV41
3 Tamer Pokebuck.png1365
Persian LV44
Golduck LV44
4 Juggler Pokebuck.png1680
Mr. Mime LV48
5 Pokémaniac Pokebuck.png2000
Charmeleon LV40
Lapras LV40
Lickitung LV40
A TM 05
B Full Heal
C TM 17
D Guard Spec
Floor 2 encounters
ZubatPokemon 041Zubat.png 15% 15% N/A
Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 5% 5% 15%
GeodudePokemon 074Geodude.png 15% 15% 50%
Pokemon 075Graveler.pngGraveler 5% 5% 15%
MachopPokemon 066Machop.png 25% 25% N/A
Pokemon 067Machoke.pngMachoke 5% 5% 10%
OnixPokemon 095Onix.png 20% 20% 10%
Pokemon 105Marowak.pngMarowak 5% 5% N/A
Victory Road Floor 3
To get a rock onto the switch on the second floor, you'll need to push it into the hole on the third floor, and jump down after it. Once you kick it all the way to the switch, its weight will depress a switch and you'll open the path to the dungeon's exit.
Floor 3
1 Cooltrainer♂ Pokebuck.png1505
Exeggutor LV43
Cloyster LV43
Arcanine LV43
2 Cooltrainer♀ Pokebuck.png1505
Parasect LV43
Dewgong LV43
Chansey LV43
3 Cooltrainer♀ Pokebuck.png1505
Bellsprout LV43
Weepinbell LV43
Victreebell LV43
4 Cooltrainer♂ Pokebuck.png1505
Kingler LV43
Tentacruel LV43
Blastoise LV43
A Max Revive
B TM 47
Floor 3 encounters
ZubatPokemon 041Zubat.png 15% 15% 20%
Pokemon 042Golbat.pngGolbat 5% 5% N/A
GeodudePokemon 074Geodude.png 15% 15% 65%
Pokemon 075Graveler.pngGraveler 5% 5% 5%
MachopPokemon 066Machop.png 25% 25% N/A
Pokemon 067Machoke.pngMachoke 4% 4% N/A
OnixPokemon 095Onix.png 30% 30% 10%
Pokemon 105Marowak.pngMarowak 1% 1% N/A
VenomothPokemon 049Venomoth.png 10% 10% N/A
#146 Moltres
Pokemon 146Moltres.png

Moltres, accessible though the C ladder on F3, is the last of the Ancient Legendary Birds. But fortunately, he's the easiest to catch. If you've been doing the Birds in order, you should have an Articuno now, and one Ice Beam from him should put Moltres directly into the red zone. Now you can toss Ultra Balls until you get a hit (if you're having trouble, reset and keep trying until Ice Beam freezes Moltres, making him a cinch to catch, or try using Hypnosis to put him to sleep). Note that the use of Blizzard is not recommended, as you are liable to knock Moltres out with one hit if your attacking Pokémon has a high level.