five × five =

seventeen − 6 =

S.S. Anne

The S.S. Anne is a luxury ship found at the docks of Vermilion City. You can enter the ship if you have a ticket, which can be found at Bill’s Seaside Cottage at Route 25. Make sure you have the item in your bag or you won’t be able to board the ship. There are a large number of trainers and items throughout the ship.

First Floor

The first floor of the ship has six rooms and three paths to three different parts of the ship. The stairs to the southeast will lead to the basement, the stairs to the west will lead to the second floor, and the door to the southwest will lead to the kitchen.

The first room (from right to left) contains a single Pokemon Trainer.

Gentleman
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Growlithe 18 Fire Bite, Roar, Ember
Growlithe 18 Fire Bite, Roar, Ember

The second room contains another Pokemon Trainer.

Gentleman
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Nidoran ♂ 19 Poison Leer, Tackle, Horn Attack, Poison Sting
Nidoran ♀ 19 Poison Growl, Tackle, Scratch, Poison Sting

The next two rooms have nothing of interest. The fifth room (again, from right to left) contains two Pokemon Trainers standing next to TM08 – Body Slam.

Lass
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Pidgey 18 Normal/Flying Gust, Sand-Attack, Quick Attack
Nidoran ♀ 18 Poison Growl, Tackle, Scratch, Poison Sting
Youngster
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Nidoran ♂ 21 Poison Tackle, Horn Attack, Poison Sting, Focus Energy

The third girl will not challenge you to a Pokemon battle. The last room has nothing of interest. That should take care of the first floor. Remember, the stairs to the southeast will lead to the basement, the stairs to the west will lead to the second floor, and the door to the southwest will lead to the kitchen.

Kitchen

The Kitchen only has one thing of value. Investigate the trash cans to find a Great Ball. With that in your pocket, head back to the first floor and take the southeast staircase to the basement.

Basement

There are five different rooms on this floor. The first floor, from right to the left, contains a Max Potion. Don’t worry, you won’t battle anyone here.

The second room has two sailor Pokemon Trainers. The one on the right is listed below first.

Sailor
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Horsea 17 Water Bubble
Shellder 17 Water Tackle, Withdraw
Tentacool 17 Water/Poison Acid, Supersonic, Wrap
Sailor
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Shellder 21 Water Tackle, Withdraw, Supersonic

The next room on the left contains another Pokemon Trainer. This sailor Pokemon Trainer will be standing next to an Ether.

Sailor
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Horsea 17 Water Bubble
Horsea 17 Water Bubble
Horsea 17 Water Bubble

The fourth room in the basement has yet another sailor Pokemon Trainer. This guy will be standing next to TM44 – Rest.

Sailor
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Tentacool 18 Water/Poison Acid, Supersonic, Wrap, Poison Sting
Staryu 18 Water Tackle, Water Gun

The final room in the basement contains two more Pokemon trainers.

Fisherman
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Tentacool 17 Water/Poison Acid, Supersonic, Wrap
Staryu 17 Water Tackle, Water Gun
Shellder 17 Water Tackle, Withdraw
Sailor
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Machop 20 Fighting Karate Chop, Low Kick

With that taken care of, return to the first floor. Take the staircase at the northwest corner to reach the second floor, but before entering all the rooms on the second floor, take the staircase directly to the south and follow the hall out to the deck of the ship. You can find a few more trainers out here.

Deck

There are only two trainers out there. The first one is right near the door. The second is a few steps to the left.

Sailor
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Machop 17 Fighting Karate Chop
Tentacool 17 Water/Poison Acid, Supersonic, Wrap
Sailor
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Machop 18 Fighting Karate Chop
Shellder 18 Water Tackle, Withdraw, Supersonic

With those taken care of, return to the inside of the ship.

Second Floor

The second floor has six more rooms, some with trainer and items, some without. Speak to the man in the first room to add Snorlax to your Pokedex. You’ll see two more later, so you can skip this guy and it won’t matter.

The second room has two trainers standing near a Max Ether.

Fisherman
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Goldeen 17 Water Peck, Tail Whip
Tentacool 17 Water/Poison Acid, Supersonic, Wrap
Goldeen 17 Water Peck, Tail Whip
Gentleman
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Voltorb 22 Electric Tackle, Screech, SonicBoom, Self-Destruct
Magnemite 22 Electric Tackle, SonicBoom

The next room has nothing of interest, but the fourth room has more Pokemon Trainers and a Rare Candy.

Gentleman
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Growlithe 17 Fire Bite, Roar
Ponyta 17 Fire Ember
Lass
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Jigglypuff 20 Normal Sing, Pound, Disable, Defense Curl

This will clear the floor of normal trainers. Heal your team up and head to the far east side of this floor, but be prepared for a tough battle. Well, tough compared to the others.

Rival Battle

Your rival won’t pose too much of a threat at this time if you’ve been leveling up your team. Use Pikachu to quickly take out Spearow and Rattata. You’ll need to switch to something else to battle Sandshrew since Pikachu’s electric attacks won’t be effective. As for Eevee, he won’t be a huge bother either.

Rival
Pokemon Level Type Moves
Spearow 19 Normal/Flying Peck, Growl, Leer, Fury Attack
Rattata 16 Normal Tackle, Tail Whip, Quick Attack, Hyper Fang
Sandshrew 18 Ground Scratch, Sand-Attack, Slash
Eevee 20 Water Sand-Attack, Growl, Quick Attack, Tail Whip

After defeating your rival, speak to the captain of the S.S. Anne in the room up ahead. After consoling him, he’ll give you HM01 – Cut. This is the first Hidden Machine of the game. You will need to teach it to a Pokemon to cut down bushes throughout Kanto. Choose wisely, you won’t be able to forget an HM once it’s learned! You can always give it to a spare Pokemon you don’t use very often.

Now that you have Cut, you can challenge the Vermilion City Gym. If you don’t think you’re ready, train up a bit at Route 11 to the east of Vermilion. You can also find great ground-type Pokemon in Diglett Cave right before Route 11. Remember, ground-type Pokemon are immune to electric-type attacks!