This will be the first map where you encounter Pokémon Trainers randomly scattered around. If you walk directly or even a few steps in front of them (where they are able to see you), they will automatically walk up to you and challenge you to a battle! Do note that the option Run will be grayed out, hence you cannot run away from Trainers’ battles. To avoid these battles, either walk behind the trainers or as far as possible away from their sights.
A small path to the left leads to Deep Viridian Forest, where rarer and unique Pokémon reside in there. We shall skip that area for now as the HM Cut and Surf are needed to fully explore the area. Instead, head to the building located at the upper left corner in order to leave this forest, and you will be brought to the Northern Segment of Route 2. Continue north and you will reach Pewter City.
|Wild Pokémon of Level 3 – 6 are encountered here:|
|Normal Member||Gold Member|
|Rick||Weedle||Bug||Poison||6||Poison Sting||String Shot||–||–|
|Doug||Weedle||Bug||Poison||7||Poison Sting||String Shot||–||–|
|Weedle||Bug||Poison||7||Poison Sting||String Shot||–||–|
|Sammy||Weedle||Bug||Poison||9||Poison Sting||String Shot||–||–|