Route 12

Wild Pokemon
Pokemon Type Candy Area LGP LGE
Pidgey Normal/Flying Quick Land X X
Pidgeotto Normal/Flying Quick Land X X
Farfetch’d Normal/Flying Mighty Land X X
Krabby Water Mighty Land X X
Kingler Water Mighty Land X X
Oddish Grass/Poison Smart Land X
Gloom Grass/Poison Smart Land X
Bellsprout Grass/Poison Mighty Land X
Weepinbell Grass/Poison Mighty Land X
Chansey Normal Health Land X X
Magikarp Water Quick Sea X X
Horsea Water Smart Sea X X
Seadra Water Smart Sea X X
Tentacool Water/Poison Courage Sea X X
Tentacruel Water/Poison Courage Sea X X

Route 12 is a series of docks over the sea along eastern Kanto. It connects Lavender Town in the north to Route 13 in the south and Route 11 in the west. Route 11 then leads to Vermilion City.

The first time you reach Route 12 should be through the route house south of Lavender Town. Two children are on the second floor. Speak with the little girl to receive TM50 Roost. This move restores the user’s HP but removes their flying-type during that turn.

Exit out of the gate to the south. Speak with the fisherman to challenge him to a Pokemon battle.

Fisherman Ned

Staryu ♂ Lv.27 Type Water
Swift Minimize
Normal Special Normal Status
Confuse Ray Bubble Beam
Ghost Status Water Special

Defeat Ned to receive P1,080 and 3 Poke Balls. South of the Trainer is another fisherman Trainer along the docks.

Return to this area after visiting Fuchsia City and learning the secret technique Sea Skim. You will be able to surf over to the small island in the sea and grab TM24 X-Scissor. This is a strong and accurate bug-type attack.

Fisherman Chip

Poliwhirl ♂ Lv.27 Type Water
Hypnosis Double Slap
Psychic Status Normal Physical
Bubble Beam
Water Special

Defeat Chip to receive P1,080 and 3 Poke Balls. After the battle, grab the Lure at the dead end. Another fisherman Trainer can be found along the docks to the south.

Fisherman Hank

Magikarp ♂ Lv.27 Type Water
Tackle Splash
Normal Physical Normal Status
Seaking ♂ Lv.27 Type Water
Quick Attack Horn Attack
Normal Physical Normal Physical
Fury Attack Waterfall
Normal Physical Water Physical
Poliwag ♀ Lv.27 Type Water
Water Gun Double Slap
Water Special Normal Physical
Bubble Beam Low Kick
Water Special Fighting Physical

Defeat Hank to receive P1,080 and 3 Poke Balls. Near Hank is a Repel. Go south and west along the docks towards another fisherman Trainer.

Fisherman Elliot

Gyarados ♂ Lv.27 Type Water/Flying
Thrash Bite
Normal Physical Dark Physical
Magikarp ♂ Lv.27 Type Water
Tackle Splash
Normal Physical Normal Status

Defeat Elliot to receive P1,080 and 3 Poke Balls. Down the docks is another Trainer, but this is a tougher one compared to the previous fishermen. You might need to switch your lead Pokemon.

Ace Trainer Zach

Tangela ♂ Lv.28 Type Grass
Mega Drain Sleep Powder
Grass Special Grass Status
Onix ♂ Lv.29 Type Rock/Ground
Earthquake Iron Tail
Ground Physical Steel Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical

Defeat Zach to receive P2,900 and 5 Ultra Balls. 3 Ultra Balls can be found a few steps to the east.

A Sleeping Snorlax will be blocking your path onward. West of the Snorlax is Route 11, and south is the way to Route 13. In order to wake it up, you must obtain the Poke Flute from Mr. Fuji in Lavender Town. He can be found on the top floor of Pokemon Tower in Lavender Town, but the Team Rocket missions must be completed first.

Be sure to save the game before waking up the Snorlax. You will have 5 minutes to defeat the Level 34 Snorlax before you can attempt to capture it. Use fighting-type attacks, and try not to use special attacks because it has great special defense and HP. The captured Pokemon will have three maxed out stats, but the nature will be completely random. If you don’t like the maxed out stats or nature, or if you fail to capture it, reset the game and try again.

Snorlax ♂ or ♀ Lv.34 Type Normal
Yawn Headbutt
Normal Status Normal Physical
Lick Rest
Ghost Physical Psychic Status

Just south of the sleeping Snorlax is yet another fisherman Trainer. The next part might be written as Route 12 south in parts of my guide.

Fisherman Andrew

Tentacool ♀ Lv.36 Type Water/Poison
Screech Surf
Normal Status Water Special
Poison Jab
Poison Physical
Kingler ♂ Lv.36 Type Water
Crabhammer Slam
Water Special Normal Physical

Defeat Andrew to receive P1,440 and 3 Poke Balls.

Enter the lone house on the docks of Route 12. Inside is a man who forgot his name. Tell him his name is “Mr. Dazzling” to receive TM32 Dazzling Gleam. This is a strong and accurate fairy-type special attack.

To the south is a boy Trainer who will ask if you’ve found a Moon Stone. If you’ve been following this guide, you should have found several by now! The developers know you can’t only find Moon Stones, not buy them.

Camper Justin

Nidoran ♂ Lv.35 Type Poison
nidoran male
Toxic Fury Attack
Poison Status Normal Physical
Poison Jab Horn Drill
Poison Physical Normal Physical
Nidorino ♂ Lv.35 Type Poison
Horn Attack Helping Hand
Normal Physical Normal Status
Toxic Fury Attack
Poison Status Normal Physical

Defeat Justin to receive P700 and 3 Great Balls. Grab the Awakening behind Justin, then use your partner Pokemon’s chop down technique to cut the small tree to the west. A Pokemon Trainer will be waiting on the other side of the shrub.

Rocker Luca

Electabuzz ♂ Lv.36 Type Electric
Thunderbolt Swift
Electric Special Normal Special
Quick Attack
Normal Physical

Defeat Luca to receive P1,008 and 3 Poke Balls. Next to Luca is a Water Stone, a special item that will evolve certain species of Pokemon. To the south is the Coach Trainer for Route 12.

Coach Trainer Priya

Butterfree ♀ Lv.38 Type Bug/Flying
Sleep Powder Dream Eater
Grass Status Psychic Special
Bug Buzz
Bug Special
Clefable ♀ Lv.39 Type Fairy
Sing Dream Eater
Normal Special Psychic Special
Dazzling Gleam
Fairy Special

Defeat Priya to receive P3,900 and TM59 Dream Eater. This is a strong Psychic-type special attack that saps the enemy’s HP, but only works if the opponent is asleep.

A patch of tall grass for wild Pokemon can be found beyond another small tree to the southwest. This is the only patch of grass on Route 12. Capture a few Pokemon before continuing on to Route 13. A Max Lure can also be found within the tall grass.