Pokemon Red and Blue Walkthrough

Silph Co.

Silph Co is the largest building in Saffron City. This company is the maker of many Pokemon-based items, such as Poke Balls and the Silph Scope. Unfortunately, Team Rocket has taken over the building!

There are a total of eleven floors in Silph Co. Many of these floors have offices with locked doors. The first step to rescuing the employees and defeating Team Rocket is getting the key card. Take the elevator to the ninth floor and walk to the office at the southeast corner. A member of Team Rocket will challenge you to a battle here.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Voltorb|28|Electric|Tackle, Screech, SonicBoom, SelfDestruct
Koffing|28|Poison|Tackle, Smog
Magneton|28|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock
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After the match, step on the warp tile on the left side of the office. This will warp you to the fifth floor. Take a step south to battle another member of Team Rocket.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Hypno|33|Psychic|Disable, Confusion, Headbutt, Poison Gas
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With the Rocket out of the way, you’re finally free to grab the Card Key on the right! Step back on the warp tile to return to the ninth floor.

I recommend clearing out this floor before starting from the bottom and making your way to the top. You will need the experience here to prepare for upcoming gyms and the incredibly difficult Pokemon League. After defeating the head of Team Rocket you won’t be able to return to Silph Co. Make sure you battle everyone and pick up every item!

Ninth Floor

There are some beds on the southwest corner of the ninth floor. Speak with the nurse near these beds to fully restore your Pokemon. You can rest as many times as you like, and you won’t have to waste too many items or return to the Pokemon Center. One Rocket can be found before entering the room, and another can be found to the north of the beds.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Golbat|28|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Drowzee|28|Psychic|Hypnosis, Disable, Confusion, Headbutt
Hypno|28|Psychic|Hypnosis, Disable, Confusion, Headbutt
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Drowzee|28|Psychic|Hypnosis, Disable, Confusion, Headbutt
Grimer|28|Poison|Pound, Disable
Machop|28|Fighting|Karate Chop, Low Kick, Leer
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With this floor cleared out, take the elevator to the second floor to start from the bottom. Use the stairs to go up each floor after getting all items and defeating all Rockets.

Second Floor

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Golbat|25|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Zubat|25|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Zubat|25|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Raticate|25|Normal|Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
Zubat|25|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Magnemite|28|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock
Voltorb|28|Electric|Tackle, Screech, SonicBoom, SelfDestruct
Magneton|28|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Cubone|29|Ground|Bone Club, Growl, Leer
Zubat|29|Poison/Flying|Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray, Wing Attack
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Grimer|26|Poison|Pound, Disable
Weezing|26|Poison|Tackle, Smog, Sludge
Koffing|26|Poison|Tackle, Smog
Weezing|26|Poison|Tackle, Smog, Sludge
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The office at the northwest corner of the floor contains TM36 Selfdestruct. This is the third strongest attack in the game, but it’ll cause the user to faint after using it.

Third Floor

The second office on the west side of the floor contains a Hyper Potion.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Raticate|28|Normal|Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
Hypno|28|Psychic|Hypnosis, Disable, Confusion, Headbutt
Raticate|28|Normal|Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Electrode|29|Electric|Screech, SonicBoom, SelfDestruct, Light Screen
Weezing|29|Poison|Tackle, Smog, Sludge
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Fourth Floor

The only items on the fourth floor are located in the far west office. There is an Escape Rope, Max Revive, and Full Heal. The Team Rocket members on this floor are listed below.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Ekans|28|Poison|Leer, Poison Sting, Bite, Glare
Zubat|28|Poison/Flying|Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray, Wing Attack
Cubone|28|Ground|Bone Club, Growl, Leer
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Machop|29|Fighting|Karate Chop, Low Kick, Leer
Drowzee|29|Psychic|Hypnosis, Disable, Confusion, Headbutt
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Electrode|33|Electric|Screech, SonicBoom, SelfDestruct, Light Screen
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Fifth Floor

You’ve returned to the fifth floor! Since the Card Key is already in your hands, the only items left are TM09 Take Down and a Protein. Take Down is a powerful physical attack that will also cause damage to the user. They’re in two different offices on the west side of the floor.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Hypno|33|Psychic|Disable, Confusion, Headbutt, Poison Gas
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Kadabra|29|Psychic|Teleport, Confusion, Disable, Psybeam
Mr. Mime|29|Psychic|Barrier, Confusion, Light Screen
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Magneton|26|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock
Koffing|26|Poison|Tackle, Smog
Weezing|26|Poison|Tackle, Smog, Sludge
Magnemite|26|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Arbok|33|Poison|Leer, Poison Sting, Bite, Glare
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Sixth Floor

The only items on this floor are located in the southwest office. They are HP Up and X Accuracy. The Team Rocket members around here are actually guarding some Silph Co employees.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Machop|29|Fighting|Karate Chop, Low Kick, Leer
Machoke|29|Fighting|Karate Chop, Low Kick, Leer
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Zubat|28|Poison/Flying|Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray, Wing Attack
Zubat|28|Poison/Flying|Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray, Wing Attack
Golbat|28|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Voltorb|25|Electric|Tackle, Screech, SonicBoom, SelfDestruct
Koffing|25|Poison|Tackle, Smog
Magneton|25|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock
Magnemite|25|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock
Koffing|25|Poison|Tackle, Smog
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Seventh Floor

The northwest office on the seventh floor cannot be reached from the stairs or elevator, so we’ll comeback to that later. A Calcium can be found at the southwest side of the floor, and TM03 Swords Dance can be found on the southeast side. This will increase the user’s attack by two stages instead of just one.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Cubone|29|Ground|Bone Club, Growl, Leer
Cubone|29|Ground|Bone Club, Growl, Leer
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Raticate|26|Normal|Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
Arbok|26|Poison|Wrap, Leer, Poison Sting, Bite
Koffing|26|Poison|Tackle, Smog
Golbat|26|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Electrode|29|Electric|Screech, SonicBoom, SelfDestruct, Light Screen
Muk|29|Poison|Pound, Disable, Poison Gas
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Sandshrew|29|Ground|Tackle, Sand-Attack, Slash, Poison Sting
Sandslash|29|Ground|Tackle, Sand-Attack, Slash, Poison Sting
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Eighth Floor

No items can be found on this floor, but there are a few members of Team Rocket.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Raticate|26|Normal|Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
Zubat|26|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Golbat|26|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Rattata|26|Normal|Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang, Focus Energy
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Weezing|28|Poison|Tackle, Smog, Sludge
Golbat|28|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Koffing|28|Poison|Tackle, Smog
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Grimer|29|Poison|Pound, Disable
Electrode|29|Electric|Screech, SonicBoom, SelfDestruct, Light Screen
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Tenth Floor

This floor has two Team Rocket members and three items. The items are TM26 Earthquake, a Rare Candy, and a Carbos. All three are in the southwest office.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Magnemite|29|Electric|Tackle, SonicBoom, ThunderShock, Supersonic
Koffing|29|Poison|Tackle, Smog
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Machoke|33|Fighting|Karate Chop, Low Kick, Leer
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Eleventh Floor

The top floor of Silph Co from the elevator and staircase only has one Team Rocket member.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Rattata|25|Normal|Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang, Focus Energy
Rattata|25|Normal|Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang, Focus Energy
Zubat|25|Poison/Flying|Leech Life, Supersonic, Bite, Confuse Ray
Rattata|25|Normal|Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang, Focus Energy
Ekans|25|Poison|Leer, Poison Sting, Bite, Glare
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Rival Battle

Now that all the floors have been cleared, rest up once more before taking on the real challengers! First up is your Rival. He can be found on the seventh floor, but only through warp tile. To reach him, go down to the third floor and take the warp tile in the first office on the west side. You should immediately warp to the seventh floor where your Rival will be waiting.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Pidgeot|37|Normal/Flying|Sand-Attack, Quick Attack, Whirlwind, Wing Attack
Alakazam|35|Psychic|Teleport, Disable, Psybeam, Recover
Gyarados|38|Water/Flying|Bite, Dragon Rage, Leer
Growlithe|35|Fire|Roar, Ember, Leer, Take Down
Venusaur|40|Grass/Poison|Leech Seed, Vine Whip, PoisonPowder, Razor Leaf
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Pidgeot|37|Normal/Flying|Sand-Attack, Quick Attack, Whirlwind, Wing Attack
Alakazam|35|Psychic|Teleport, Disable, Psybeam, Recover
Exeggcute|38|Grass/Psychic|Hypnosis, Reflect, Leech Side, Stun Spore, PoisonPowder
Gyarados|35|Water/Flying|Bite, Dragon Rage, Leer
Charizard|40|Fire|Ember, Leer, Rage, Slash
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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Pidgeot|37|Normal/Flying|Sand-Attack, Quick Attack, Whirlwind, Wing Attack
Alakazam|35|Psychic|Teleport, Disable, Psybeam, Recover
Growlithe|38|Fire|Roar, Ember, Leer, Take Down
Exeggcute|35|Grass/Psychic|Hypnosis, Reflect, Leech Side, Stun Spore
Blastoise|40|Water|Bubble, Water Gun, Bite, Withdraw
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After defeating your Rival, speak with the employee to the left. He’ll give you the incredibly rare Pokemon, Lapras! It’s the only way to capture this species, so don’t forget. It’s a Water/Ice-type at level 15. Step on the warp tile to the south to reach the top floor. One more member of Team Rocket will be guarding the door.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Cubone|32|Ground|Bone Club, Growl, Leer, Focus Energy
Drowzee|32|Psychic|Confusion, Headbutt, Poison Gas, Psychic
Marowak|32|Ground|Bone Club, Growl, Leer
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Open up the last office to find the leader of Team Rocket having a conversation with the President of Silph Co! Use special attacks (water and psychic are best) against Nidorino, Nidoqueen, and Rhyhorn. Giovanni will use a Guard Spec. on Kangaskhan. It’s best to attack straight on with a fighting-type.

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Pokemon|Level|Type|Moves
Nidorino|37|Poison|Horn Attack, Poison Sting, Focus Energy, Fury Attack
Rhyhorn|37|Ground/Rock|Horn Attack, Stomp, Tail Whip
Kangaskhan|37|Normal|Rage, Bite, Tail Whip, Comet Punch
Nidoqueen|37|Poison/Ground|Scratch, Tail Whip, Poison Sting, Body Slam
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Giovanni will disappear after being defeated. Speak with the President of Silph Co to receive the Master Ball. This is the ultimate capture device! It will capture any Pokemon without fail. You might want to save it for later when you reach the Legendary Pokemon. If you don’t have anymore room in your bag, clear up some space by depositing items at the PC within the President’s office.