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Cerulean City

Cerulean City is home to the second Pokemon Gym in Kanto. It can be found in the northern part of Kanto. Route 4 is located to the west, route 24 is to the north, route 9 is to the east but is blocked off for now, and route 5 is located to the south but is inaccessible at this time.

The moment you enter Cerulean City, your Partner Pokemon will become excited at the water fountain in the center of town. Walk over toward it and an option will appear to throw P500, P50, or nothing into the fountain. This seems to only affect the happiness of your Partner Pokemon, which might result in them finding an item on your journey.

Enter the Pokemon Center to the north of the fountain to restore your team. Speak with the Lass sitting on the couch on the left side of the Pokemon Center to trade your first Pokemon in-game! She will trade her Alolan Rattata for your Kantonian Rattata. You can trade as many Rattata as you like. The nature and stats will be completely random.

The man dressed in red in the center of the Pokemon Center is known as the Tamer. He will teach your partner Pokemon a marvelous move completely for free.

Pokemon City Move Element Category Power Accuracy Effect
Pikachu Cerulean Zippy Zip Electric Physical 50 100 Strikes first and always results in a critical hit.
Eevee Cerulean Bouncy Bubble Water Special 90 100 Absorbs and restores its HP by half the damage taken by the target.
Eevee Cerulean Buzzy Buzz Electric Special 90 100 Causes paralysis on the target.
Eevee Cerulean Sizzly Slide Fire Special 90 100 Causes burn on the target.

Southeast of the Pokemon Center is the Poke Mart. Stock up on items for your team. The Pokemon Gym is located to the east of the Pokemon Center, and a series of battles can be found to the north.

Poke Mart
Poke Ball 100
Great Ball 300
Potion 200
Antidote 200
Burn Heal 300
Ice Heal 100
Awakening 100
Paralyze Heal 300
Escape Rope 300
Repel 400
X Attack 550
X Defense 500
X Sp. Atk 350
X Sp. Def 350
X Speed 350
X Accuracy 950
Dire Hit 650
Guard Spec. 700
Additions After 2nd Gym
Super Potion 700
Lure 400

Southwest of the Pokemon Center is the Home of the Bike Maniac. Inside is a man who really loves bikes. Interact with the blue Acro Bikes, red Mach Bikes, and green limited edition Bike and ask for more information on each. After listening to the Bike Maniac, he will give you 5 Heart Scales. These can be used much later in the game to teach your Pokemon a move they once learned.

West of the Pokemon Center is a Pokemon Nursery. The woman inside takes care of injured Pokemon and nurses them back to health. If you’ve captured a lot of Pokemon up to this point, the woman will give you a Bulbasaur! This Bulbasaur is at level 12, has a random nature, and very high stats compared to wild Pokemon.

Northwest of the Pokemon Center are two small homes. Enter the house on the left and take the back door outside. A short distance to the right is a Rare Candy!

That will take care of all the side quest stuff. You can now either challenge the Cerulean City Pokemon Gym, or go to towards Route 25 on the north side of town. Your Rival will run to you ranting and raving about a Pokemon. He’ll then challenge you to a Pokemon Battle for some reason.

Rival in LGP

Pidgey ♂
Normal/Flying Lv.12
pidgey
Quick Attack Sand Attack
Normal Physical Ground Status
Gust
Flying Special - -
Oddish ♂
Grass/Poison Lv.12
oddish
Absorb Acid
Grass Special Poison Special
Poison Powder
Poison Status - -
Eevee ♂
Normal Lv.13
eevee
Quick Attack Tail Whip
Normal Physical Normal Status
Double Kick
Normal Status - -

Rival in LGE

Pidgey ♂
Normal/Flying Lv.12
pidgey
Quick Attack Sand Attack
Normal Physical Ground Status
Gust
Flying Special - -
Oddish ♂
Grass/Poison Lv.12
oddish
Absorb Acid
Grass Special Poison Special
Poison Powder
Poison Status - -
Pikachu ♂
Electric Lv.13
ThunderShock Growl
Electric Special Normal Status
Tail Whip Quick Attack
Normal Status Normal Physical

Your Rival has only added one Pokemon to his party since Route 22. You should be able to sweep his team with your partner Pokemon, especially if you taught it any new Marvelous Moves from the move tutor at the Pokemon Center. Defeat your Rival to receive P520 and continue northward to Nugget Bridge.