Walkthrough by WolffCollector

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 11/08/98 | Printable Version

Pokemon Walkthrough v1.0
Completed:November 08, 1998
Written by WolffCollector(Wolff_Child@msn.com)
Edited and Revised by Flare101(terraflare32@hotmail.com)


If you don't know what Pokémon is, Pokémon is a new Game for the Game Boy. 
It's an RPG where you play a 10 year old boy named Ash Ketchum, Your goal
is to Become the  Pokémon master, Pokémon are monsters that live in the 
wild but domesticated ones live inside Pokéball. Pokéballs are special balls 
used for the trapping of Pokémon, you use them by first weakening the Pokémon
you wish to catch with a Pokémon you already own, then throwing the and 
hopefully catching it. There’s your next door neighbor Gary Oak, Gary is your
rival, he's the same height as you, the same age, and he also wants to become
the Pokémon Master, So Gary will do almost anything to stop you from being 
the Pokémon Master. To make it to Pokémon league (so you can become a master) 
you must first beat gym trainers from each city, as proof that you beat them 
they will award you with Badges, each badge does something special(Speeds up 
your Pokemon, raises their defense, etc.) and after you have gotten all 8 
badges, you must then go to Pokémon league, through Victory Road, and finally 
beat the Elite 4 to become the Pokemon Master. Well now that that’s done, let's 
get on with the walkthrough.


Pallet Town
You start out in Pallet Town, There you will get your first Pokémon from
Prof. Oak. You get him to bring you to his laboratory, you must first go 
North into the tall grass, you will hear someone say, "Don't go in there!" 
It's Prof. Oak, He'll take you to his lab and you'll have the choice of 
three Pokémon, Charmander the fire Pokémon, Squirtle the water pokémon, 
or Bulbasaur the grass Pokémon. If you pick any one of these Pokémon, Gary 
will pick the Elementally superior. Water beats Fire, Grass beat Water, 
Fire beats Grass. Beginners should pick Bulbasaur, he seems to win 
the most battles and beat the most trainers, Medimum style trainers should 
pick Squirtle, and Experienced trainers should pick Charmander. Gary will 
challenge you right after that, hes not too hard to beat, just keep attacking 
and he'll go down (Your Pokémon will grow a level).After that you will have 
to go North to Viridian City.

Road to Viridian City
Along the road the first guy you see will give you a potion. Also you cannot 
catch Pokémon right now so just defeat the Pidgeys and Rattatas for exp. 

Viridian City
Once you reach Viridian City you should go to the Pokécenter and heal your 
Pokémon. Go to the Mart and the clerk will hand a parcel to you to deliver 
to Prof. Oak, You can jump over the little barriers, you will save time and 
also you'll encounter less battles. Upon delivery, Prof. Oak will hand you 
the PokéDex Gary will note to get a map from his sister (you can too).You 
won't have to battle Gary this time so get the map and head back to Viridian.
There you should buy Pokéballs, Potions are not needed really because you are
close to a pokécenter. In the area, Pidgeys and Rattatas are the only Pokemon
found.(For exp. points, you can head West and battle Gary, but your Pokemon 
should be level 12 or above).Now Head North to Viridian Forest.

Viridian Forest
You cannot pick up the items to the right just yet, but you will go back 
later in the game. In the forest there are 3 trainers, they use bugs so if 
you chose Charmander this should be REALLY easy, if you picked Squirtle or 
Bulbasaur then it will still be easy but not as easy as Charmander. Go West
from the beginning and you can pick up a Pokéball, but you do have to walk 
through the grass. Go Northeast of the beginning to fight a trainer(You have 
to fight this one), His Pokemon are: Weedle level 6 (Bulbasaur is immune to 
the poison in poison sting),and Caterpie level 6. From there go North along 
the road (The next trainer is optional) Keep going North and you'll find a 
Antidote. Go along the road and you'll find a split towards the end, go 
South and you'll find another item. A certain Pokemon you should look for is
Pikachu, Although Pikachu is here, he is weak and doesn't have many moves. 
But he is effective against Misty. Once out of the forest, You'll have to 
go to Pewter City.

Pewter City
In Pewter city you must fight Brock. If you don't you cannot proceed to 
Mt. Moon. Brock's Pokémon are Geodude level 12, and Onix level. 14. Brock's
Pokémon are easily beaten by Squirtle or Bulbasaur, Charmander's just out of 
luck and will have to make it with what he has (Evolving a Kakuna and/or a 
Metapod is a good choice if you're using Charmander).The BOULDER BADGE 
increases you Pokémon's power a bit, also flash can now be used(Badge moves 
such as FLASH, CUT, FLY, STRENGTH, and SURF can only be used when a HM is 
equipped to a pokémon.)Get some supplies and head to Mt. Moon. You'll want to
get some potions, an Escape Rope or two, and some more Pokéballs if you need 

Mt. Moon
Mt. Moon is long. Once inside you can find various items, and many people 
to battle. Team Rockets first appearance comes in here, They're easy so 
don't worry. At the end you'll fight a Super Nerd, After you beat him you'll
get the choice of two fossils, The Helix fossil or the Dome fossil. Which one
you pick matters on what Pokemon you'll get later, Helix: Omanyte, 
Dome: Kabuto. You can't get these Pokemon until later in the game so store 
then in your PC as soon as you get to Cerulean City. You should get a 
Clefairy and a Jigglypuff while you're there(Average level 6-10).

Cerulean City
Did you get a Pikachu in Viridian Forest? If you did and you own a Squirtle 
or a Charmander that'll help win if you boosted his stats to about 
level 10 or above, If you have Bulbasaur it'll still be easy so don't worry. 
You only HAVE to fight one other trainer, the one near the beginning of the 
gym is optional. Misty is difficult if you chose Charmander.  Her Pokémon 
are Staryu and Starmie. I don't know what level they're at. If you win 
you'll receive the CASCADE BADGE, it allows ALL Pokemon up to level 30 to 
obey, also lets you use CUT. If you go to the 1st house on the Northwest 
side of the city, you can go into the backyard and find a Rare Candy, You'll
have to search a bit but its in the middle of the two rows going horizontally
(Rows meaning spaces North to South in space).Bikes are too expensive right
now (But you'll get one soon enough).

Road to Bill's house/Bill's house
From Cerulean City, head North and fight Gary, go across the bridge and fight
all the trainers there. Go into the grass to the West and get a grass Pokémon
(Depending on version) and get an Abra also. To catch an Abra, just throw a 
Pokéball at it (its not a guaranteed catch but its the best way right now).Go
East to get to Bill's house, there are lots of trainers in the way so you may
have to go to the Pokécenter in Cerulean. Once you get to Bill's house you'll
see a Pokémon but no Bill. Talk to the Pokémon and do as he asks. After that 
Bill gives you a ticket to the S. S. Anne. Go back to Cerulean and you'll see
that the Police man \ woman?? has moved so you can get into the house. You'll
find a ROCKET in the back, beat him and get TM #28 (DIG) go back in the house
and the guy doesn't care anymore so just keep it! Head South and you'll find 
a tunnel, go through it and you'll end up in Vermilion City (In the tunnel 
there is a Full Restore but You'll have to search for it because its 
invisible, like the Rare Candy). 

Vermilion City
In Vermilion you have a few things to do:
 1.Get the Old Rod from the fishing guru (Next to the Pokécenter),
2.Beat Lt. Surge and get the Thunder Badge,
3.Get the Bike Voucher from the Pokémon Fan club president,
4.And also get on the S .S. Anne. 
First thing first though, Lt. Surge is an electric 
type Pokémon gym leader so use a Diglett from the cave to the East. The 
Diglett should be almost totally immune to the attacks of the electric 
Pokémon. To fight Lt. Surge you have to search the trash cans for a switch 
(It's random), and the a neighboring can for the second switch. Lt. Surge's 
Pokémon are Pikachu and Raichu, I don't know their levels though. the THUNDER 
BADGE speeds up your pokémon a bit and lets you use FLY. Get the Bicycle with
the Bike Voucher and use that, The Bike speeds your journey up A LOT.

S.S. Anne
On the S. S. Anne there are many good trainers so make sure your Pokémon's 
levels are high and look for the Capt. Because the Capt. gives you the CUT 
HM. If you go into the kitchen you will find a Great Ball in one of the trash
cans. Try to search all the rooms because there some great things 
in there. From here you should go through the Diglett’s cave.

Diglett's Cave
Not much here, Ride your bike through and catch a Diglett. Once through the 
cave you'll see a house. There you can get the Flash HM and the items you 
couldn’t before (with CUT equipped onto a Pokemon).Go back and East through 
the mini-maze. 

Just stay on the middle track and go North on the last turn if you're going 
on a track where at the beginning there was a man near a sign your going 
the wrong way, you should see a track going left, a man, and another man but
not in the same place. Go Northeast and you should be on a direct track 
where a Jr. Trainer(Female) is waiting for you, fight her and go East. 

Rock Tunnel
Just before the Rock Tunnel you should be at a river with a nearby field and
a little barricade you can jump over. Go South to the Pokécenter and heal 
your Pokémon, now go North and catch a Voltorb. Equip Flash on it and proceed
into the cave. Go through the cave, its semi-direct not TOO confusing.

Lavander Town
Once out of the cave you should be just North of Lavender Town.You don't have
to fight the trainers so just go to the Pokécenter and heal up. Now Proceed 
West and through the tunnel. (You'll have to fight at least 1 trainer) Now 
you should end up in Celadon City.

Celadon City
You have a number of things to do here in Celadon:
1.Defeat Erika and get the Rainbow Badge,
2.Get the Silph scope,
3.Get Eevee,
4.Get the Coin Box for the Game Corner,
5.Get a Fresh Water From the Mart (top floor) and give it to the road guard. 
Erika isn’t too hard to beat, Just Use a fire or bird Pokemon that’s around 
the same level as her Pokémon. You're gonna have to battle at least 3 
trainers.  You MUST come with a Pokemon with CUT equipped. The easiest way to
go is on the right and hug the left side. Erika's Pokémon: Victreebel lvl29,
Tangela lvl 24,Vineplume lvl 29. The RAINBOW BADGE make Pokémon up to level 
50 obey, and you can use STRENGTH. Next your gonna have to go into the Game 
Corner, fight the guy who is guarding the poster and press the switch behind 
it. Go in the door and go down another flight of stairs. There will be a 
number of puzzles to solve and Rockets to fight. One guy at the bottom should
drop a lift key. Now take the lift and go to the bottom floor, You'll have to
fight two Rockets and then fight Giovanni, Now after you've fought Giovanni,
he should drop the Silph scope, the one for the ghosts in the Poketower. Now
go back to Lavender Town.

Lavander Town 2
Nothing has changed, just go to the Poketower and fight the ghosts. When you 
fight the ghosts the silph scope works automatically. Once you've made it to 
the 2nd to the top floor a ghost will fight you (pre-programmed battle)This 
ghost is Marowak and you cannot catch her. Use a water Pokémon and it should 
be easy.Beat all the Rockets on the top floor and you'll recieve the 
Pokeflute from an old man. Now you should be able to wake up the sleeping 
Pokemon to the South (Snorlax) Also make sure to capture him because there 
are only 2 Snorlaxes in the entire game.

Saffron City
Once you've beaten the ghosts in the Poketower you should go to Saffron City
to Battle Sabrina. But First your gonna have to save the town from Team 
Rocket. By now, the guy in front of the Silph co. building has fallen asleep
 (He'll be off to the side and won't stop you). Once you go inside its a 
maze, First you must fight many people (this includes scientists) and find 
the Key Card, This will allow you to get into all the locked areas. Next you 
must find a portal that leads you to Gary (You'll have to battle him) once 
you defeat Gary, A nearby man will give you Lapras. Go through the other 
portal and defeat Giovanni once again. He is easy with Squirtle or Bulbasaur,
since he uses ground Pokemon Water and Grass Pokémon are effective. You'll 
get the Master Ball from the President of Silph co. SAVE IT! Its VERY 
important! Store it on your PC. Now Team Rocket has left town so you can now
Go and defeat Sabrina.She uses Psychic Pokémon and isn't too difficult.Still 
be careful, you don't have to fight any trainer besides Sabrina, just go into
the opposite portal unless you want Exp. points, You'll know when you reach 
her. Sabrina's Pokemon are Kadabra and other Pokémon I don't remember. Her 
Pokemon should be about level 30 or above. You get the MARSH BADGE for 
beating her, Pokémon up to lvl 70 will obey you. Next to Sabrina's Gym is 
the Fighting Dojo. This Gym is fighting Pokemon only, and if you beat all 
the trainers you get the choice of Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan. Hitmonlee is a 
Kicking based Pokémon and Hitmonchan is a Punching based Pokémon. Now you 
should head to where you met Snorlax (South of Lavender Town) along route 12 
to Fuschia City.

Fuchia City
once your in Fuschia City, The first thing you should do is go beat Koga, the 
poison gym leader. If you picked Bulbasaur this will be an easy task, 
Bulbasaur is almost completely immune to poison, for Charmander or Squirtle
I'd suggest a Victreebell or Vileplume depending on which version you have.
There are invisible walls here so you'll have to fight at least 3 trainers 
if you don't know where you're going. now I can't give exact directions but 
here’s what you do, first go above the Pokémon statue and carefully walk to 
the right. Hug the right wall and walk up, you'll have to fight a Juggler. 
After you beat him go to the top wall and walk left, You'll have to fight 
another trainer here. Now carefully walk right and down to get to Koga. Now, 
I'm doing this from memory but his Pokémon should be around level 35-40.He'll
have poison Pokémon so carry allot of antidotes unless using Bulbasaur. For 
beating him you receive the SOUL BADGE, the defense of your Pokémon increases
a little and it allows you to use SURF. Next you should go to the Safari 
Zone. Here there are many Pokemon that can only be caught here, but first 
you must find the GOLD TEETH and the SURF HM. Get in there and get on your 
bike and ride East, now from here ride to the hill and up onto it, ride West 
and off of it, from here ride Northeast and then Westwhen you get to the 
wall. Now you should go Northwest over another hill, you should be in a spot
where there are 3 mini-lakes, you must go Northeast around the Lakes,there 
should be a sign next to a bush barrier that says "Trainer Tips: The secret 
house is still ahead!". Go South and you should find a Pokéball item which is 
the GOLD TEETH, from there go Northwest until you see a house, go inside and 
a man should give you the SURF HM. Try to go outside (Time should have run 
out by now) and go to the Warden's house. Give him the teeth and he'll hand
you the STRENGTH HM. A Rare Candy is in the ball on the other side of the 
room. Next door to the warden is the Fishing Guru's brother. get the GOOD ROD 
from him. Go in his backyard and fish out some Pokémon. Go West and go on 
the Cycle Road and go up to Celadon City. Save your game and try to catch the
Snorlax. Take a Pokémon with CUT and cut the nearby bush, go around the back
and a woman there will give you the FLY HM. Equip SURF on either Lapras or a
Water Pokémon you don't really need. Now, if you're still in Celadon City go 
to the grass patch just before the Cycling Road and catch a bird. Equip FLY 
to it and fly to Pewter City, Go North to the Museum and CUT the bush in the 
front. In the back talk to the guy near the item on the pedestal. He'll give 
it to you. Now its time to go to Cinnabar Island.

Cinnabar Island
First you must FLY to Pallet Town. Save your game and go South. From here SURF 
down south, you should eventually find Cinnabar Island. Here you'll want to
take the fossil from earlier and go into the research center to the left of
the Pokécenter. Go to the 3rd door down and give the man in the back a 
fossil, go to the Mart and then back into the center to pick up your new 
Pokémon. Repeat with the amber and you'll get Aerodactyl. Now go and heal 
your Pokémon, buy some supplies, buy some Burn heals, and save. Go into the 
burned out building (This is a rough walkthrough, not exact) in here, go 
North and examine the statue(A), it should have a switch, press it and go 
upstairs. Do the same on this floor (Read the notes if you wish, they tell 
the story of Mew and Mewtwo). On the 3rd floor you should press the switch 
and go South, don't fight the scientist but instead go(there are two exits, a 
big one to the left and a smaller one to the right) take the exit to the 
left, you should land on the 1st floor but in an area you couldn’t get to. 
Defeat the scientists and get the Secret Key. Now exit the building (If you 
have an Escape Rope its better) and you can now fight Blaine, the Fire gym 
leader (Most of the Pokémon are level 34 or above).If you chose Squirtle or
Charmander this will be a cinch. Use A strong Water Pokémon or a semi-strong
water Pokémon and a semi-strong fire Pokémon to absorb the damage. You will 
have to defeat almost every trainer here to advance. Blaine's Pokémon should
be about level 40 or above (I'm doing most of this from memory). He'll use 
either Ninetails or Arcanine depending on your version, other pokémon as well
like Rapidash, and Ponyta. The VOLCANO BADGE increases your Pokémon's 
abilities a little. Now your ready to go to the Seafoam Islands.

Seafoam Islands
From the Pokecenter, heal your Pokémon and go to the Mart. First prepare with 
Ice Heals, the highest potion at that time,2 escape ropes, and lots of Ultra 
balls.Take a Fire Pokémon(Ponytas a great choice if you don't have 
Charmander),an Electric Pokémon (A well leveled Pikachu or Raichu is good),a
Pokémon with STRENGTH, a Pokémon with SURF,and Your starting Pokémon (If you 
don't have Charmander),you should also bring a high level Butterfree or a 
high level grass Pokemon (With sleep powder).SURF East until you get to the 
Seafoam Islands. Here prepare to face level 50 Pokémon(They won't all be 
level 50 but I know one will...).Save and go inside, then get on your Bike 
and ride downstairs. Ride until you reach the water and SURF, you should be 
swept into another screen. Go East and you should see a blank space(only a 1
step space) search it and you should find an item. From there do North and 
get onto land, get on your Bike and Ride West (Not up the stairs) and go up 
the new set of stairs (DO NOT SURF! You'll be swept away).You should go 
Southeast and Push the Top Left boulder North 2 spaces, Push the opposite 
boulder you just pushed into the hole (but don't go in yourself). And push 
the remaining boulder in the hole opposite to the one you just were using. 
Once you've completed that, jump in the hole. Now SURF North until you reach
a island with a Pokémon just standing there. Save your game and fight him, 
use your fire Pokemon and weaken him.Now take the Pokémon with sleep powder 
and put him to sleep. Now throw Ultra Balls until you catch him (Make sure 
you do or else you'll have to start all over). Articuno is level 50 and very 
difficult to beat, also he only appears once per game (like all other Pokémon 
just standing there).Now use an escape rope and save. 

Viridian City 2
From Cinnabar Island Fly to Viridian City. Save and go to the gym. Squirtle 
and Bulbasaur will easily beat all Pokémon in here, Charmander should be 
substituted for a high level bird Pokémon (level 50 Fearow is a good choice)
a high level Water or Grass Pokémon (In here either is good). I won't reveal 
the gym leader for spoiler reasons but his/her Pokémon are: Dugtrio, 
Kangaskhan, Nidoking, Nidoqueen,and 2 others I don't remember. Beating 
him/her gives you the EARTH BADGE which makes all Pokémon obey. Now that you 
have all 8 badges, go to Pokémon league.

Pokémon League/Victory Road
You'll have to fight Gary along the way to Victory Road. He's hard but easy 
enough to beat. You have to bring a Pokémon with STRENGTH and one with SURF.
Bring some Ultra Balls, Max Potions, Escape Ropes, and a few Full Heals. 
Now go through Victory Road and be careful (Moltres is in there but I cannot
give directions).I can't give directions but here’s some tips:
1.If you see a boulder with somewhere to push it, Do it, 
2.Try To avoid trainers because its hard enough without them, 
3.Try to run from most battles, the enemies here are just too strong to 
fight them all. Once through victory road you'll be at Indigo Plateau. 

The Elite 4
Now its time to beat the Elite 4,but you have to prepare first. Get LOTS of 
Full Restores (You'll need them more than anything). You don't need much 
else in items, a Pokeflute you should take too. Now, bring only your 
strongest Pokémon and try to make sure they're over level 60. Now first you 
must fight Lorili, her Pokémon are Dewgong, Cloyster, Slowbro, Jynx, and 
Lapras .I'd suggest a Fire Pokémon against them. The next person is Bruno, 
his Pokémon are Onix, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Onix, and Machamp. I'd suggest 
a water or grass pokémon. Agatha's next, her pokémon are Gengar, Golbat, 
Haunter, Arbok, and Gengar. I'd use a Psychic Pokémon. The last one is 
Lance,his Pokémon are Gyarados, Dragonair, Dragonair Aerodactyl, and 
Dragonite. I'd suggest Articuno or another high level ice Pokémon. 

SPOILER ALERT! This next piece gives away the end of the game, read on only 
if you don't mind the ending. 

There is another person that beat you to becoming the Pokémon Master, Gary!
His Pokémon are Pigeot, Alakazam, Rhydon, Exeggutor, Gyarados, and his 
starting pokémon. My suggestion is just to use the opposite of what he 
started out with Squirtle = Grass, Charmander = Water(or ice but be 
careful),Bulbasaur = Fire and hope that your lucky with what you have left, 
this will be the hardest battle yet. Well you've just finished the game!
Now try for 150 Pokémon!


1. How do I get the other starter pokémon?
A. You can't unless you have a really nice friend and a link cable or another
game pack,another GameBoy and a link cable.

2. How many pokémon are there?Are there only 150?
A. As far as I know there are only 150. There are rumors of up to 153 pokémon
but thats just a rumor.

3. How do I get Mew?
A. Mew can only be captured by a GameShark code, But I don't know it and it 
has like a good chance of messing up your game.

4. Moltres keeps killing me, how do I capture him?
A. You Capture Moltres and all the other one of a time pokémon by first 
weaking them, then putting them to sleep somehow, after that throw 
Ultra Balls at them. Or just throw the Master Ball but you only get 
   one so be careful.

5. I can't find the Power Plant, where is it?
A. On route 9 (the way to the Rock Tunnel) you'll see a river, SURF on it 
and it leads to the Power Plant.(For how to catch him read above)

6. Where is pokémon 150?
A. Pokémon 150 (Mewtwo) is in the Unknown Dungeon, You can get there only 
after you beat the game.He is hard to catch but well worth it.

7. What are all the pokémon in the Safari Zone and what is the best way to 
catch them?
A. There are a varity of pokémon in the Safari Zone, Heres a list:

Dratini, Caught by fishing: Rock,Ball,Rock,Ball is the best way I've 
Psyduck, Also caught by fishing: Ball,Bait,Rock,Ball. 
Krabby, Another caught by fishing:Ball,Rock,Bait,Rock,Ball.
Tauros, One of the toughest to catch, found in area 3:Ball,Ball,Ball,Ball,
Kangaskahn, another toughie:Ball,Ball,Ball,Ball,Ball,Ball.
Exeggsucute, Easy:Bait,Rock,Rock,Ball,Ball.
Rhyhorn, kinda hard:Ball,Bait,Rock,Ball.
Nidoran(Male), not too hard:Ball,Rock,Bait,Ball,Ball
Nidoran(Female), Sometimes accidentally caught:Ball,Rock,Ball,Bait,Ball,
  Rock,Ball (Probably wont be that long)
Nidorino, Also easy:Ball,Bait,Rock,Ball.
Nidorina, Ditto:Ball,Bait,Rock,Ball.
Scyther(Red version only), Easy with the right ball:Rock,Ball,Bait,Rock,Ball.
Pinsir(Blue version only),Hard but not as much as Tauros:Ball,Bait,Rock,
Chansey, Very hard: Ball,Bait,Rock,Ball
8. Where are all 4 moon stones located?
A.Here are where all four moon stones are located:
 1. In the upper-left-hand corner of the first area of Mt. Moon.
 2. In the basement of the Game Corner in Celadon City.
 3. In the bottom right area of Route 2(need CUT)
 4. In the burnt down building on Cinnabar Island, check the pillars(face it
   and press A) on the first floor. 
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