fourteen − seven =

5 × five =

The Rising Badge

Exit the GYM and you’ll get a call from Prof. Elm. He says Team Rocket has taken over the Radio Tower in Goldenrod! Heal your pokemon and head back to Goldenrod! If you need to, pick up some supplies from the dept. store while you’re there

Radio Tower and Underground in Goldenrod

You can head to the Radio Tower and see that you can’t enter! You’ll need a Team Rocket Uniform. Go to the Underground passage area. Enter at the top left area of Goldenrod. Head downstairs and take the first right and talk to the only person there by the photograph area. You’ll get a Rocket Uniform! Head back to the Radio Tower and talk to the man at the right corner in front of the stairs. Your Rival will come and discover you and you’ll have to fight the Rocket Grunt:

Rocket Grunt – P960

Raticate (Male) Lv24
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
-Scary Face (Normal/Other)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:593

Raticate (Male) Lv24
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
-Scary Face (Normal/Other)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:593

Next head up stairs and go to the left. You’ll find a few rockets guarding some people. The one at the top is:

Rocket Grunt – P920

Rattata (Male) Lv21
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:254

Rattata (Male) Lv21
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:254

Rattata (Male) Lv23
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:280

Rattata (Male) Lv23
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:280

Rattata (Male) Lv23
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:280

The one under him but slightly to the right is:

Rocket Grunt – P1040

Arbok (Female) Lv26
Type:Poison
Ability:Intimidate
Attacks:
-Glare (Normal/Other)
-Screech (Normal/Other)
-Acid (Poison/Special)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:816

To the right is Buena and another girl but you can’t do Buena’s Password. To the left is another rocket spinning around:

Rocket Grunt – P1040

Zubat (Male) Lv26
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Air Cutter (Flying/Special)
EXP:300

Zubat (Male) Lv26
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Air Cutter (Flying/Special)
EXP:300

After him you can face one more rocket on that floor in the corner (Or avoid him if you like):

Rocket Grunt – P1000

Grimer (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:440

Grimer (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:440

Muk (Male) Lv25
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:840

Now you’ll have to head up the stairs at the left corner. On he next floor is a radio employee, two rockets, and a scientist. You can avoid the first Rocket or fight him:

Rocket Grunt – P920

Koffing (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:561

Grimer (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:440

Rattata (Male) Lv23
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:280

Zubat (Male) Lv23
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
EXP:265

Head to the bottom right and find:

Scientist Garett – P864

Magnemite (Male) Lv27
Type:Electric/Steel
Ability:Magnet Pull
Attacks:
-Lock On (Normal/Other)
-SonicBoom (Normal/Special)
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
-Spark (Electric/Special)
EXP:514

Magnemite (Male) Lv27
Type:Electric/Steel
Ability:Magnet Pull
Attacks:
-Lock On (Normal/Other)
-SonicBoom (Normal/Special)
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
-Spark (Electric/Special)
EXP:514

Magnemite (Male) Lv27
Type:Electric/Steel
Ability:Magnet Pull
Attacks:
-Lock On (Normal/Other)
-SonicBoom (Normal/Special)
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
-Spark (Electric/Special)
EXP:514

To the right of him is another rocket:

Rocket Grunt – P1040

Weezing (Male) Lv26
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
EXP:962

To the right are locked shutters. You can only get through them by saving the executive at the top. If you ever get weak you can leave the Radio Tower and head back to the Pokemon Center. Take the next set of stairs up. On the next floor you’ll see some more radio voices at the bottom right corner. There’s also a rocket you can fight or avoid next to them.

Rocket Grunt – P960

Ekans (Female) Lv21
Type:Poison
Ability:Intimidate
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Glare (Normal/Other)
-Screech (Normal/Other)
-Acid (Poison/Special)
EXP:278

Ekans (Female) Lv21
Type:Poison
Ability:Intimidate
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Glare (Normal/Other)
-Screech (Normal/Other)
-Acid (Poison/Special)
EXP:278

Oddish (Female) Lv23
Type:Grass/Poison
Ability:Chlorophyll
Attacks:
-PoisonPowder (Poison/Other)
-Stun Spore (Grass/Other)
-Sleep Powder (Grass/Other)
-Mega Drain (Grass/Special)
EXP:384

Gloom (Female) Lv24
Type:Grass/Poison
Ability:Chlorophyll
Attacks:
-PoisonPowder (Poison/Other)
-Stun Spore (Grass/Other)
-Sleep Powder (Grass/Other)
-Mega Drain (Grass/Special)
EXP:678

Now head left. You can try to make your way around the next rocket and scientist or you can battle them for the EXP. Not too far ahead you’ll be fighting the last GYM in Johto so you may want to level up all you can now.

Rocket Grunt – P880

Zubat (Male) Lv22
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
EXP:252

Golbat (Male) Lv24
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
EXP:878

Grimer (Male) Lv22
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:423

Scientist Trenton – P960

Porygon Lv30
Type:Normal
Ability:Download
Attacks:
-Conversion (Normal/Other)
-Conversion 2 (Normal/Other)
-Recover (Normal/Other)
-Charge Beam (Electric/Special)
EXP:834

Now head up to the next floor to find the director……only it isn’t the director! It’s another Rocket Executive!

Executive Petrel – P1200 and Basement Key

Koffing (Male) Lv30
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:732

Koffing (Male) Lv30
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:732

Koffing (Male) Lv30
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:732

Koffing (Male) Lv30
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:732

Koffing (Male) Lv30
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:732

Weezing (Male) Lv32
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Explosion (Normal/Physical)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:1184

You still need to find the director to open the shutters. You should have the basement key after the battle. Go back to the underground area next. First you may want to heal up or buy more supplies if you need them. Enter the underground at the south entrance near Bill’s House and the Pokemon Center. You’ll want to take the first right at the bottom in the underground area to use the Basement Key. You’ll also meet the Kimono Girl before entering the key for a little talk. Once inside you’ll see a bunch of rooms arranged almost like 4×3. There’s rockets in almost all of them. If you go straight down you’ll fight a super easy rocket:

Rocket Grunt – P1080

Rattata (Male) Lv23
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:326

If you try and go to the left you’ll face your Rival!

Rival – P2048

Your Rival is pretty strong like usual. I hope you’ve been battling and leveling up your pokemon evenly. Try and counter his pokemon and at the same time not being countered by his pokemon’s moves. Remember the type chart and the pokemon’s levels.

Golbat (Male) Lv32
Type:Poison/Flying
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Air Cutter (Flying/Special)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
EXP:1098

Haunter (Male) Lv30
Type:Ghost/Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Shadow Ball (Ghost/Special)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Mean Look (Normal/Other)
-Curse (???/Other)
EXP:810

Magnemite Lv28
Type:Electric/Steel
Ability:Magnet Pull
Attacks:
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
-Spark (Electric/Physical)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
-Sonicboom (Normal/Special)
EXP:534

Sneasel (Male) Lv32
Type:Ice/Dark
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Fain Attack (Dark/Physical)
-Icy Wind (Ice/Special)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Fury Swipes (Normal/Physical)
EXP:904

HIS STARTER POKEMON DEPENDS ON YOUR STARTER

Meganium (Male) Lv32
Type:Grass
Ability:Overgrow
Attacks:
-Petal Dance (Grass/Special)
-Reflect (Psychic/Other)
-PoisonPowder (Poison/Other)
-Synthesis (Grass/Other)
EXP:1440?

Quilava (Male) Lv32
Type:Fire
Ability:Blaze
Attacks:
-Flame Wheel (Fire/Physical)
-Swift (Normal/Special)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:1440?

Feraligatr (Male) Lv32
Type:Water
Ability:Torrent
Attacks:
-Water Gun (Water/Special)
-Ice Fang (Ice/Physical)
-Thrash (Normal/Physical)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)

EXP:1440

After the battle you may want to heal up again and then come back down. Head left and fight a rocket:

Rocket Grunt – P1000

Muk (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:770

Koffing (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:561

Rattata (Male) Lv25
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:304

To the left of him is a dead end with a Full Heal. In the middle room there are three switches, blue, green, red. These move the doors. Before you touch them you can fight three trainers by going down, left, and up from the switches. In that order they are:

Burglar Duncan – P368

Koffing (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:561

Koffing (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:561

Magmar (Male) Lv25
Type:Fire
Ability:Flame Body
Attacks:
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Faint Attack (Dark/Physical)
-Fire Spin (Fire/Special)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
EXP:894

To the left is a smoke ball. Now head up to fight the other two:

Burglar Orson – P384

Growlithe (Male) Lv26
Type:Fire
Ability:Intimidate
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Flame Wheel (Fire/Physical)
-Roar (Normal/Other)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
EXP:506

Koffing (Male) Lv24
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:585

Rocket Grunt – P960

Koffing (Male) Lv24
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:585

Muk (Male) Lv24
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:806

Now either heal up or just go back to the switches. Click Blue, Red, Green, or if you’re color blind it’s 1, 3, 2. Now head all the way left. The button next to the rocket is a purple button that opens a door to go back to the stairs. Face the man and head inside the door to the right of him:

Rocket Grunt – P1000

Gloom (Female) Lv25
Type:Grass/Poison
Ability:Chlorophyll
Attacks:
-PoisonPowder (Poison/Other)
-Stun Spore (Grass/Other)
-Sleep Powder (Grass/Other)
-Mega Drain (Grass/Special)
EXP:706

Gloom (Female) Lv25
Type:Grass/Poison
Ability:Chlorophyll
Attacks:
-PoisonPowder (Poison/Other)
-Stun Spore (Grass/Other)
-Sleep Powder (Grass/Other)
-Mega Drain (Grass/Special)
EXP:706

Inside the door is another underground passage. Follow the path and you’ll find an Ultra Ball on the way. The path is kind of a spiral. At the end/middle is the Radio Director. On the way are a few rockets:

Rocket Grunt – P960

Raticate (Male) Lv24
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
-Scary Face (Normal/Other)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:593

Golbat (Male) Lv24
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
EXP:878

When you head to the right you’ll find a Max Ether next to some crates. Head up and find a rocket circling around some other crates:

Rocket Grunt – P920

Grimer (Male) Lv26
Type:Poison
Ability:Stench or Sticky Hold
Attacks:
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Minimize (Normal/Other)
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Mud Bomb (Ground/Special)
EXP:500

Weezing (Male) Lv23
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:852
Go up and you’ll see stairs to your right (which you’ll take after you talk to the director) and a rocket and the director to the left.

Rocket Grunt – P1000

Koffing (Male) Lv25
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:610

Koffing (Male) Lv25
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:610

Go to the middle and get TM82 Sleep Talk. Now talk to the director. You’ll now have the card key to open the shutters on the third floor. Go up the stairs and grab the Amulet Coin. Take the elevator to the first floor and go back to the Radio Tower.
Go to the third floor and enter the card key. Try to get to the stairs and you’ll fight another Rocket:

Rocket Grunt – P1040

Raticate (Male) Lv24
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away
Attacks:
-Hyper Fang (Normal/Physical)
-Sucker Punch (Dark/Physical)
-Scary Face (Normal/Other)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
EXP:593-595

Koffing (Male) Lv26
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Selfdestruct (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Assurance (Dark/Physical)
EXP:634

The next floor has a Rocket Executive and an item

Rocket Executive Proton – P1320

Golbat (Male) Lv28
Type:Poison/Flying
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
EXP:1026

Weezing (Male) Lv33
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-Double Hit (Normal/Physical)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
EXP:1222

Grab the Ultra Ball and go up the stairs to face:

Rocket Executive Ariana – P2560

Arbok (Female) Lv32
Type:Poison
Ability:Intimidate
Attacks:
-Glare (Normal/Other)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
-Poison Sting (Poison/Physical)
-Wrap (Normal/Physical)
EXP:1008

Vileplume (Female) Lv32
Type:Grass/Poison
Ability:Chlorophyll
Attacks:
-Sweet Scent (Normal/Other)
-Mega Drain (Grass/Special)
-Acid (Poison/Special)
-Sleep Powder (Grass/Other)
EXP:1261

Murkrow (Female) Lv32
Type:Dark/Flying
Ability:Super Luck
Attacks:
-Night Shade (Ghost/Special/Other)
-Wing Attack (Flying/Physical)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
-Pursuit (Dark/Physical)
EXP:733

It shouldn’t be too hard. Make sure your pokemon are healed before and after the battle. Next take the elevator up. At the top you’ll have to fight the boss of the Rockets….not Giovanni:

Executive Archer – P3040

Houndour (Male) Lv35
Type:Dark/Fire
Ability:Early Bird
Attacks:
-Faint Attack (Dark/Physical)
-Fire Fang (Fire/Physical)
-Crunch (Dark/Physical)
-Roar (Normal/Other)
EXP:855

Koffing (Male) Lv35
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Sludge (Poison/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Haze (Ice/Other)
EXP:855

Houndoom (Male) Lv38
Type:Fire/Dark
Ability:Early Bird
Attacks:
-Faint Attack (Dark/Physical)
-Fire Fang (Fire/Physical)
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
EXP:1660

Archer is real strong because he has high leveled pokemon. Houndoom will probably hit first each time. They both use fire and dark type moves. Houndour can use Roar to make you switch to another pokemon. The bite and crunch attacks can also make you flinch and lose a turn so look out for that. Koffing isn’t too hard just don’t raise your stats like your attack or defense stat because he could just use Haze to cancel them out.

At the end of the battle Team Rocket will disband and the Radio Director will come and talk to you. He will give you the Silver Wing if you have the Soul Silver Version or the Rainbow Wing if you have the Heart Gold Version. Take the elevator back down and when you reach the place where the shutters were talk to a girl to receive TM11 Sunny Day. Next head up the stairs to the next floor and talk to Mary. She’ll give you a BrightPowder hold item. Now to progress in the game! Head back to Mahogany and walk East to Route 44 towards Blackthorn and the last GYM in Johto!

Route 44

Route 44 is a straight path East to a cave which leads to Blackthorn. There’s a few trainers along the way.

Obtainable Pokemon
Weepinbell
Tangela
Bellsprout
Lickitung
Poliwag (Surfing)
Poliwhirl (Surfing)
Remoraid (Good/Super Rod)

Head right and you’ll find a red apricorn tree. Next to it is a trainer:

Psychic Phil – P928

Natu (Male) Lv27
Type:Flying/Psychic
Ability:Synchronize or Early Bird
Attacks:
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-Night Shade (Ghost/Special/Other)
-Me First (Normal/Other)
-Confuse Ray (Ghost/Other)
EXP:420

Kadabra (Male) Lv29
Type:Psychic
Ability:Synchronize
Attacks:
-Reflect (Psychic/Other)
-Disable (Normal/Other)
-Psybeam (Psychic/Special)
-Charge Beam (Electric/Special)
EXP:900

Behind the trainer is a Max Repel. Keep heading right and cross a little bridge. You can face the fisherman on the bridge if you like:

Fisherman Edgar – P896

Remoraid (Male) Lv28
Type:water
Ability:Hustle or Sniper
Attacks:
-Lock-On (Normal/Other)
-Psybeam (Psychic/Special)
-Aurora Beam (Ice/Special)
-BubbleBeam (Water/Special)
EXP:468

Remoraid (Male) Lv28
Type:water
Ability:Hustle or Sniper
Attacks:
-Lock-On (Normal/Other)
-Psybeam (Psychic/Special)
-Aurora Beam (Ice/Special)
-BubbleBeam (Water/Special)
EXP:468

Keep going East/Right to fight another trainer:

Ace Trainer Cybil – P1740

Mareep (Female) Lv29
Type:Electric
Ability:Static
Attacks:
-Cotton Spore (Grass/Other)
-Discharge (Electric/Special)
-Charge (Electric/Other)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
EXP:362

Bellossom (Female) Lv29
Type:Grass
Ability:Chlorophyll
Attacks:
-Mega Drain (Grass/Special)
-Stun Spore (Grass/Other)
-Acid (Poison/Special)
-Magical Leaf (Grass/Special)
EXP:1143

Remember you can take your bike back to Mahogany to heal back up if you need. Keep going East and not far you’ll run into ANOTHER trainer:

Ace Trainer Allen – P1740

Charmeleon (Male) Lv29
Type:Fire
Ability:Blaze
Attacks:
-Ember (Fire/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Fire Fang (Fire/Special)
-Scary Face (Normal/Other)
EXP:882

Magnemite Lv29
Type:Electric/Steel
Ability:Magnet Pull
Attacks:
-Spark (Electric/Physical)
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
-Metal Sound (Steel/Other)
EXP:552

Head East until you come to a small fork. To the North East is your destination Ice Path. But let’s go North and circle around for some items and more battles. Go North and you’ll find an Ultra Ball next to:

Poke Maniac Zach – P1920

Rhyhorn (Male) Lv30
Type:Rock/Ground
Ability:Rockhead or Lightningrod
Attacks:
-Stomp (Normal/Physical)
-Fury Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Scary Face (Normal/Other)
-Rock Blast (Rock/Physical)
EXP:866

Next to him is a fisherman you can talk to to battle:

Fisherman Wilton – P896 and a number.

Goldeen (Male) Lv26
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Water Veil
Attacks:
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
-Horn Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Water Pulse (Water/Special)
-Flail (Normal/Physical)
EXP:618

Goldeen (Male) Lv26
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Water Veil
Attacks:
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
-Horn Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Water Pulse (Water/Special)
-Flail (Normal/Physical)
EXP:618

Seaking (Male) Lv28
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Water Veil
Attacks:
-Aqua Ring (Water/Other)
-Horn Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Water Pulse (Water/Special)
-Flail (Normal/Physical)
EXP:1020

If you swim to the middle of the pond/lake you’ll find some grass to catch wild pokemon in and a Max Revive. Now head towards the Ice Path. When you go up some steps you’ll see you’ll have to face another trainer:
Bird Keeper Vance – P896 and a number

Hoothoot (Male) Lv28
Type:Flying/Normal
Ability:Insomnia or Keen Eye
Attacks:
-Uproar (Normal
/Special)
-Reflect (Psychic/Other)
-Confusion (Psychic/Special)
-Take Down (Normal/Physical)
EXP:348

Pidgeotto (Male) Lv28
Type:Flying/Normal
Ability:Keen Eye or Tangled Feet
Attacks:
-Twister (Dragon/Special)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Whirlwind (Normal/Other)
-FeatherDance (Flying/Other)
EXP:678

Now you can head to Ice Path

Ice Path

The Ice Pathcan be tricky at times. Just like the Mahogany GYM there is ice here and there that you slide on. I’ll try my best to navigate you but you can also use this map from psypokes.com!

Obtainable Pokemon
Zubat
Golbat
Swinum
Jynx
Delibird (Soul Silver)

The first part isn’t hard. Just navigate until you reach to the second icey patch. To get across go Up, Left, Up, Left, Down, Left, Up, Right. The next ice path will get you to an item. Just go right, up, left, down, left, up, right. It’s HM07 Waterfall! You’ll definitely need that. Head up the stairs and to the right. Don’t worry you won’t fight that man. Continue to the right and taket he ladder down.

At the bottom you’ll need your pokemon that has strength to move the boulders into the holes. If you fall down the holes you’ll get to the next level. But you need the boulders to stop you from sliding on the ice! It shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out. Four Boulders close to Four Holes. You’ll have to move the Boulders around stationary rocks like a puzzle.

On the next floor there is a Max Potion to the left. You can get there pretty easily. The hard part is getting to the middle of the room which you need to get to to take the ladder down! Head up the ladder and jump down the first hole to the left from the ladder. Then go down, left, up, right. You made it! Get the Full Heal and head down the ladder.

At the bottom use rock smash if you have it. You’ll find a NeverMeltIce. Either that or go all the way around to get it. So next head to the right and take the ladder up.

The next level is simple. You can slide to the ladder but you’ll miss out on TM72 Avalanche. To get it you’ll need to go to the far right part of land. You’ll have to take the steps and go even more right to reach it or just slide all the way there. When you’re there go left until you hit the little mound and take one more step to the right. Slide down and you’ll hit a rock. Slide right to get the TM! Now slide left to reach the ladder!

The next level is small. There is a moveable boulder, and ice patch, and an item. Move the boulder down one square. Make it back around to the ice patch. Before stepping on make sure you went all the way around the dirt path until you hit the rocks next to the item. Slide up, left, and down. Grab the iron and head to the next ladder.

We’re at the end. Head up the mound and grab the Protein. Next step on the ice patch. First you’ll want to be on the right of the two squares. Go down, left, down, and to the right to talk to the kimono girl. Push her forward and head down to exit the cave. If you want the item (PP Up) head back to the top. You’ll want to be on the right side of the two squares to slide on the patch. Then you’ll go down, left, down, left, up, right, down, right, down and grab the PP UP. Then follow the same formula to exit!

Blackthorn City

A Quiet Mountain Retreat

The first house you’ll come across will let you trade your female dragonair for a trainer’s dodrio. Doesn’t seem to fair but if you want to you can do it. The lady next to you will give you a ribbon I believe if you finish filling up all the EVs on your pokemon.

Now you can heal your pokemon or buy some items:

Poke Mart
Air Mail – P50
Net Ball – P1000
Dusk Ball – P1000

Poke Ball – P200
Great Ball – P600
Ultra Ball – P1200
Potion – P300
Super Potion – P700
Hyper Potion – P1200
Max Potion – P2500
Revive – P1500
Antidote – P100
Parlyz Heal – P200
Burn Heal – P250
Ice Heal – P250
Awakening – P250
Full Heal – P600
Escape Rope – P550
Repel – P350
Super Repel – P500
Max Repel – P700

The house to the left of the poke mart is the move peoples house. There’s a move deleter that can delete any move including HMs, two move tutors that can teach certain pokemon ultimate moves, and the move relearner or whatever they call him. The move relearner will teach your pokemon any move he already learned and special moves for when they evolve if you give him a heart scale in return. That’s all there really is to do in Blackthorn. Now head to the GYM!

Blackthorn GYM

The Blackthorn GYM Specializes in Dragon type pokemon. Dragon types are weake against dragon and ice type moves. Dragon type moves are strong against only dragons and weak against steel, everything else is neutral. Fire, Water, Electric, and Grass do half damage to Dragon types.

The GYM itself is pretty strange. You have to keep your pokemon in their balls. For a layout of the GYM Map click here credit to Psypokes.com again. You’ll see little contraptions around the GYM with red arrows and blue circles. You click the red arrows for the platform to take you that direction and you click the blue circles for the platforms to spin 90 degrees. You’ll also see greenish yellow circles here and there that teleport you to the start so you can heal your pokemon at the pokemon center if you like. Go forward on the first platform and move it to the left, then spin it 180 degrees to face the other side and move it back to the right to bridge across. It will only spin if it’s moved to the side. Move forward to face a few trainers:

Ace Trainer Paulo – P2100

Dratini (Male) Lv35
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Dragon Rush (Dragon/Physical)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Slam (Normal/Physical)
-Aqua Tail (Water/Physical)
EXP:502

Dratini (Male) Lv35
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Dragon Rush (Dragon/Physical)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Slam (Normal/Physical)
-Aqua Tail (Water/Physical)
EXP:502

Seadra (Male) Lv35
Type:Water
Ability:Poison Point or Sniper
Attacks:
-Brine (Water/Special)
-Bubblebeam (Water/Special)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Other)
EXP:1162

Ace Trainer Lola – P2220

Dratini (Female) Lv35
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Dragon Rush (Dragon/Physical)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Slam (Normal/Physical)
-Aqua Tail (Water/Physical)
EXP:502

Dragonair (Female) Lv37
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Slam (Normal/Physical)
-Aqua Tail (Water/Physical)
-Dragon Rage (Dragon/Special/Other) Always takes off 40 HP
EXP:1141

Now you can head to the start to heal your pokemon or continue forward. To continue move it up, spin it 90 degrees, move right, spin it 180 degrees, and move right. Go to the bottom and head right to face the next trainer:

Ace Trainer Cody – P2220

Horsea (Male) Lv35
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Sniper
Attacks:
-Brine (Water/Special)
-Hydro Pump (Water/Special)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Other)
EXP:620

Seadra (Male) Lv37
Type:Water
Ability:Poison Point or Sniper
Attacks:
-Brine (Water/Special)
-Bubblebeam (Water/Special)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Other)
EXP:1226

The next one up is

Ace Trainer Fran – P2280

Seadra (Feale) Lv38
Type:Water
Ability:Poison Point or Sniper
Attacks:
-Brine (Water/Special)
-Bubblebeam (Water/Special)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Other)
EXP:1261

After that trainer you can teleport back or face the last trainer before the GYM Leader:

Ace Trainer Mike – P2280

Dragonair (Male) Lv38
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Slam (Normal/Physical)
-Aqua Tail (Water/Physical)
-Dragon Rage (Dragon/Special/Other) Always takes off 40 HP
EXP:1171

After all that you better get ready. Heal up your pokemon and go back to the end. To reach the last platform do the following: left, 180, right, 90, up, up, up, 90, right, 90, up, up and you’re there!

GYM Leader Claire – P4920

Claire is really tough. Well she’s the last GYM Leader in Johto so she must be! If she needs to she’ll use a hyper potion and a full restore on her pokemon when they get weak. All her pokemon are female so if you have a male with the attract ability it could be useful. Try to knock out gyrados real quick with an electric attack. It will deal 4x damage to the water flying type and if it’s an electric pokemon using it you’ll also get a STAB. But watch out because he does have the intimidate ability that lowers physical damage attacks and he is really fast. The two dragonairs can be tough. They have the shed skin ability so inflicting them with status effects like poison, paralyze, burn, and sleep won’t last long. All four pokemon have dragon pulse which is a really strong special dragon type move. One dragonair has a powerful fire attack and the other has a decent water attack. The last pokemon, Kingdra, may be the toughest. She’s only weak to dragon type moves and has VERY strong attacks that may knock you out in one shot. If she chooses too she’ll lower your accuracy with smokescreen. Her sniper ability will increase critical hit power by 3x instead of 2x. So if you get hit critically then you’re probably done.

Gyrados (Female) Lv38
Type:Water/Flying
Ability:Intimidate
Attacks:
-Dragon Pulse (Dragon/Special)
-Dragon Rage (Dragon/Special/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Special)
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
EXP:1741

Dragonair (Female) Lv38
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Dragon Pulse (Dragon/Special)
-Fire Blast (Fire/Special)
-Slam (Normal/Physical)
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
EXP:1171

Dragonair (Female) Lv38
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Dragon Pulse (Dragon/Special)
-Aqua Tail (Water/Special)
-Slam (Normal/Physical)
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
EXP:1171

Kingdra (Female) Lv41 w/Sitrus Berry
Type:Water/Dragon
Ability:Sniper
Attacks:
-Dragon Pulse (Dragon/Special)
-Hydro Pump (Water/Special)
-Hyper Beam (Normal/Special)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:1818

After that match you won’t get anything but money! Teleport to the start and heal your pokemon. You’ll have to take a dragon master challenge. You’ll need to surf behind the GYM to a little cave

Dragon’s Den

Obtainable Pokemon
Magikarp (Surfing/Fishing)
Dratini (Surfing/Fishing)
Dragonair (Fishins w/Super Rod)

Enter the cave and head down the stairs. You’ll encounter a few trainers.

Ace Trainer Kobe – P2220

Dragonair (Male) Lv37
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Thunder (Electric/Special)
-Surf (Water/Special)
-Dragon Rage (Dragon/Special/Other) Always takes off 40 HP
-Iron Tail (Dark/Physical)
EXP:1141

After the battle head down the next level and go right to pick up a Calcium. Now go back and surf in the water. South is the Dragon Shrine but you can’t enter from this side. Instead you’ll have to surf left. There are two land masses which you don’t have to go on but you can to battle some trainers. The one on top is:

Ace Trainer Piper – P2100

Horsea (Female) Lv33
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Sniper
Attacks:
-Brine (Water/Special)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Other)
EXP:514

Horsea (Female) Lv33
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Sniper
Attacks:
-Brine (Water/Special)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-SmokeScreen (Normal/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Other)
EXP:514

Seadra (Female) Lv35
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Sniper
Attacks:
-Waterfall (Water/Physical)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-Agility (Psychic/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Other)
EXP:1160

The one on the left is a double battle with twins:

Twins Clea and Gil – P1120

Dratini (Female) Lv35
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Special)
-Surf (Water/Special)
-Headbutt (Normal/Physical)
EXP:500

Dratini (Female) Lv35
Type:Dragon
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Thunder Wave (Electric/Other)
-Twister (Dragon/Special)
-Surf (Water/Special)
-Headbutt (Normal/Physical)
EXP:500

next to both of them is a Max Elixir. Now you’ll need a pokemon that knows Whirlpool to get rid of the whirlpool and progress. Reach the dragon shrine and enter. Answer a few obvious questions. If you need help answer Friend, strategy, anyone, love, both. After that you’ll talk to Clair and receive the Rising Badge which will allow you to use waterfall outside of battle and all pokemon will obey you at all levels. Leave the dragon shrine and swim to the right and up to find a dragon fang up a little hill. Exit the cave now by surfing back. Before you exit Clair will stop you and give you TM59 Dragon Pulse. If you exit the cave and return to the shrine to talk to the elder he will give you a lv15 Dratini that knows Extreme Speed.

After all that you can now fly to New Bark Town and head East towards the Pokemon League or you can take the long way and battle some trainers and pokemon down on Route 45/46 and inside Dark Cave. Prof. Elm may call you first and say swing by his lab.