Cerulean City

A city almost similar to Pewter City, it houses the second gym for you to challenge. Besides the basic buildings like Pokécenter and Pokémart, there is a Bike Shop which sells a bike for $250,000. You will not be able to afford it currently, so come back again later when you have collected enough from more battles.

When you first reach this city, you may notice a police officer standing in front of a house, blocking the entrance. This house is your access to other new routes. To move the police officer away, you will have to defeat Misty in Cerulean Gym. Head to the gym when you are ready, if not, you can continue your training back in Route 4, or even in Route 24 located north from here.

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Wild Pokémon of Level 5 – 10 are encountered here:
Pokémon Type Method Rarity Rate
Normal Member Gold Member
Pokemon Magikarp Magikarp Water Fishing Common 87.22% 80.83%
Pokemon Krabby Krabby Water Fishing Uncommon 12% 18%
Pokemon Horsea Horsea Water Fishing Rare 0.23% 0.34%
Pokemon Shellder Shellder Water Fishing Rare 0.23% 0.34%
Pokemon Kingler Kingler Water Fishing Rare 0.23% 0.34%
Pokemon Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying Fishing Very Rare 0.025% 0.038%
Pokemon Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic Fishing Very Rare 0.025% 0.038%
Pokemon Staryu Staryu Water Fishing Very Rare 0.025% 0.038%
Pokemon Psyduck Psyduck Water Fishing Very Rare 0.025% 0.038%
Pokemon Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison Surfing Common 100% 100%
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A straightforward path leads you to the gym leader, Misty. However, you will be stopped by 2 Pokémon Trainers on your way to her. This gym focus on Water-type Pokemon, so avoid bringing Rock, Ground or Fire-type Pokémon. Only Electric or Grass-type moves will deal double damage, in addition, Ghost, Dark and Bug-type as well to Misty‘s Starmie.

Trainers who have chosen Charmander as their starter may have a difficult time here, therefore it may be wise to have a few other Pokémon with you. You may have to find an Oddish or Bellsprout in Route 24 to help you, both having Grass-type moves. However, be careful when dealing with Misty‘s Psyduck as its Confusion may deal huge damage to these 2 Poison-type Pokémon. For Bulbasaur, the same tips similar to Oddish and Bellsprout applies. Squirtle is neither weak or strong against Water-type, hence catching some Grass-type Pokémon will help to speed up your battle.

Misty‘s Starmie is a challenge not only due to its high speed and special attack, but its move Recover can restore half of its HP as well. Knowing the powerful Hydro Pump, it can often strike first and 1-hit KO weak Pokémon if Hydro Pump does not missed. Grass-type Pokémon like Paras, Oddish or Bellsprout will be able to deal with Starmie. Rattata‘s Bite can also inflict serious damage as well.

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Upon Misty‘s defeat, you will get the Cascade Badge, which allows access to the house with a police officer standing in front. Another new badge to your collection! After healing at Pokécenter, go north of Cerulean City to Route 24.

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