Victory Road is a three level dungeon between Route 23 and the Indigo Plateau. It is filled with strong Pokemon and tough Trainers. Use this guide to get all items and discover a legendary bird Pokemon.
The path straight ahead will be blocked off by a large stone gate. To lower the wall, you will need to use the secret technique Strong Push to shove a stone block onto a switch on the ground. That is how you lower all the gates throughout this dungeon. The first stone block can be found to the east. Push it on the nearby switch to the right.
Now you can walk to the north side of the first floor. A strong Pokemon Trainer will be waiting up ahead. It’s possible to walk around her, but it’s best to challenge everyone to build your team’s strength.
Defeat Alemana to receive P4,900 and 10 Candies for your partner Pokemon. Follow the path to the far north side of the cave. Two items are on the other side of a big block. Unfortunately you can only push the block one way to get one item at a time. After getting one of the items, you can exit and re-enter Victory Road to reset the blocks. The two items at the northeast side of the first floor are a Leaf Stone (left) and TM56 Stealth Rock (top).
After grabbing the items, head to the northwest side of the floor. Another Pokemon Trainer will be waiting for you just before the ladder.
Defeat Rolando to receive P4,800 and 5 Ultra Balls. Next to the Trainer are another 3 Ultra Balls. Take the ladder up to the next floor.
Once you enter this floor, walk to the south and push the big block onto the nearby button. All you have to do is push the block left, down, and left. This button will lower the gate blocking the path ahead. Go there now and challenge the Trainer standing in the way.
Defeat Daisuke to receive P1,316 and 3 Poke Balls. After the battle, walk south and into a small corner to the west. TM45 Solar Beam can be grabbed here, which is the strongest grass-type attack in the game. The only downside is that it will take two turns to attack.
Follow the path to the northeastern side of the floor. A Trainer can be found standing next to a Full Restore.
Defeat Gregory to receive P1,840 and 3 Poke Balls. After the battle, grab TM49 Superpower in the corner. This is a very powerful fighting-type attack, but it will lower the user’s attack and defense stats one stage each time it is used. Back track a short distance to the southwest and take the ladder up to the third floor.
Upon reaching the third floor, walk to the east and challenge the Pokemon Trainer hiding in the corner.
Defeat George to receive P4,700 and 5 Ultra Balls. Grab the Max Revive in the corner behind the column.
Walk to the northwest corner of this floor to find Officer Jenny. She will restore your party for free as many times as you need. All you need to do is talk with her.
To the south is TM51 Blizzard, the strongest ice-type attack in the game. Now, before continuing back to the main path, take a small detour back down to the second floor. Use the ladder to the west down to a new area.
Second Floor Return – Moltres
You should now be on the northwest corner of the second floor. Walk to the east and pick up the PP Max.
The legendary Pokemon Moltres can be found right up ahead! It is the third legendary bird in Kanto. Make sure to save your game before interacting with it. When you’re ready, go ahead and challenge Moltres.
Before you get the chance to capture Moltres, you must fight and defeat the Pokemon within the five minute time limit. Use either water-, electric-, or rock-type attacks to deal massive damage and defeat it quickly. Once you get the chance to capture it, Moltres will create a fire storm that burns any berries you throw. Wait for the embers to subside or throw a Poke Ball instead.
If you fail to defeat it in battle, fail at capturing it, or don’t like the stats and nature, reset your game and try again. Return to the third floor when you’re ready to continue on.
Third Floor Return
There is a small boulder puzzle at the northwest corner of the third floor. You must push the big block up, left, left, down, left, left, left, left, down, down, down, and right. This will set the block on the switch that opens the gate to the south.
Climb up the small hill that separates the northern and southern halves of the third floor. A Pokemon Trainer can be challenged near the start.
Defeat Caroline to receive P4,800 and 5 Ultra Balls. A few steps to the east are 5 Golden Nanab Berries. Continue east until you reach another big block near a hole. Strong Push the block into the hole, then jump down the hole after it.
You’ll end up back on the second floor. Keep pushing the big block to the left until it falls on the button. This will open up the path to another ladder. Of course, a Pokemon Trainer will be guarding it.
Defeat Dawson to receive P2,208 and 3 Poke Ball. Take the ladder on the right back up to the third floor. A Full Restore can be grabbed to the south, and a Coach Trainer can be challenged to the north.