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{{RegionBox
|name= Kanto
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|background color = FF7F50
|japanesename = カントー ''Kantō''
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|border color = FF4500
|image= File:Kanto HGSS.png
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|background color 2 = FF7F50
|caption= Kanto (HGSS)
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|border color 2 = FF4500
|firstappear= [[Pokémon Red and Blue|Red/Blue]]/[[Pokémon Green|Green]](JP)/[[Pokémon Yellow|Yellow]]
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|name = Kanto
|newpokemon= 151
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|japanese name = カントー
|prof= [[Professor Oak]]
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|romanji name = Kantō
|startpokemon= [[Bulbasaur]], [[Charmander]], [[Squirtle]], [[Pikachu]](Y)
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|image = Kanto-Full-Map.jpg
|villains= [[Team Rocket]]
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|caption = Official Artwork of Kanto for Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen.
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|image 2 = Kanto_HGSS.png
[[Image:KantoPoke.png|thumb|right|Kanto Region in the second generation]]
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|caption 2 = Official Artwork of Kanto for Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver.
[[Image:Kanto-Full-Map.jpg|thumb|right|Kanto Region in the third generation]]
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|professor = [[Professor Samuel Oak]]
[[Image:Kanto Anime.jpg|thumb|right|Kanto Region in the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]]]]
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|pokémon = 151
{{nihongo|'''Kanto'''|カントー地方|Kantō-chihō}} is a [[Pokémon regions|Pokémon region]] in the [[Pokémon]] universe and was the first to be featured in the popular series of [http://nintendo.wikia.com/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_games games]; it was followed by [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], [[Sinnoh]], and [[Unova]]. It is modelled and named after the Kantō region, a region in Japan, which includes, amongst other cities, the Japanese capital Tokyo. It was the first region released. The resemblance between the bay formations seen on the in-game map and the actual Sagami Bay, Suruga Bay, and Tokyo Bay formations is particularly striking. It has been said that the south-eastern part of Kanto strongly resembles the head of Pikachu.
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|starter pokémon = {{Color2|78C850|Bulbasaur}}
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|starter pokémon 2 = {{Color2|F08030|Charmander}}
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|starter pokémon 3 = {{Color2|6890F0|Squirtle}}<br />{{Color2|F8D030|Pikachu}}<br />{{Color2|A8A878|Eevee}}
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|anime = [[Pokémon: Indigo League]]
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|video game = [[Pokémon Red & Blue Version]]<br />[[Pokémon Blue Version (Japan)|Pokémon Blue Version]]<br />[[Pokémon Red & Green Version]]<br />[[Pokémon Yellow Version]]<br />[[Pokémon Gold & Silver Version]]<br />[[Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen Version]]<br />[[Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver Version]]
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|villain = [[Team Rocket]]
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|rival = [[Blue]]
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|region map = Kanto_Map_(FRLG).png
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|region map caption = Map of Kanto in LeafGreen & FireRed.
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|region map 2 = Kanto_Map.png
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|region map caption 2 = Map of Kanto in HeartGold & SoulSilver.}}
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{{Nihongo|'''Kanto'''|カントー地方|Kantō-chihō}} Kanto is a [[Pokémon regions|Pokémon region]] in the [[Pokémon]] universe and was the first to be featured in the popular series of games; it was followed by [[Johto]], [[Hoenn]], [[Sinnoh]], [[Unova]] and [[Kalos]]. It is modelled and named after the Kantō region, a region in Japan, which includes, amongst other cities, the Japanese capital Tokyo and as all the other regions weren't named after somewhere Kanto is the only one that shares its name with a real world location. It was the first region released. The resemblance between the bay formations seen on the in-game map and the actual Sagami Bay, Suruga Bay, and Tokyo Bay formations is particularly striking.
   
Kanto lies to the east of [[Johto]]; they presumably make up a small continent. South of Kanto are the [[Sevii Islands|Sevii]] and [[Orange Islands]]. [[Hoenn]], introduced in [[Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|''Pokémon Ruby'', ''Sapphire'']] and ''[[Pokémon Emerald|Emerald]]'', is supposedly further to the southwest. Routes located wholly within Kanto are numbered 1 to 25; routes 26, 27 and 28 connect Kanto with Johto. Supposedly to the north on this continent is the [[Sinnoh]] region, above the Kanto/Johto landmass.
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Kanto lies to the east of [[Johto]]; they presumably make up a small continent. South of Kanto are the [[Sevii Islands|Sevii]] and [[Orange Islands]]. [[Hoenn]], introduced in [[Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire|''Pokémon Ruby'', ''Sapphire'']] and ''[[Pokémon Emerald|Emerald]]'', is supposedly further to the southwest. Routes located wholly within Kanto are numbered 1 to 25; routes 26, 27 and 28 connect Kanto with Johto. Supposedly to the north of this continent is the [[Sinnoh]] region. [[Unova]] is a considerable distance away and it's unknown where both it and [[Kalos]] are in relation to Kanto.
   
In the first generation of games, [[Pokemon Red/Blue|''Pokémon Red'', ''Blue'']] and ''[[Pokémon Yellow|Yellow]]'', Kanto was the only explorable region, featuring a variety of environments, such as urban locales and mountainous, wooded and oceanic routes. In ''[[Pokémon Gold]]'', ''[[Pokémon Silver|Silver]]'' and ''[[Pokémon Crystal|Crystal]]'', which introduced [[Johto]], players were able to travel to Kanto (by either steamboat, surfing or the magnet train) travelling between [[Goldenrod City]] in [[Johto]] and [[Saffron City]] in Kanto after completing their journeys through [[Johto]]. Since these games occupied an in-universe timeline a few years after their predecessors, some changes were introduced. In late 2004, ''Pokémon Red'' and ''Blue'' were remade as new titles for the Game Boy Advance called [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen|''Pokémon FireRed'' and ''LeafGreen'']], incorporating new elements.
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In the first generation of games, [[Pokemon Red/Blue|''Pokémon Red'', ''Blue'']] and ''[[Pokémon Yellow|Yellow]]'', Kanto was the only explorable region, featuring a variety of environments, such as urban locales and mountainous, wooded and oceanic routes. In ''[[Pokémon Gold]]'', ''[[Pokémon Silver|Silver]]'' and ''[[Pokémon Crystal|Crystal]]'', which introduced [[Johto]], players were able to travel to Kanto (by either steamboat, surfing or the magnet train) travelling between [[Goldenrod City]] in [[Johto]] and [[Saffron City]] in Kanto after completing their journeys through [[Johto]]. Since these games occupied an in-universe timeline a few years after their predecessors, some changes were introduced. In late 2004, ''[[Pokémon Red]]'', ''[[Pokémon Green]]'', and ''[[Pokémon Blue]]'' were remade as new titles for the Game Boy Advance called [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen|''Pokémon FireRed'' and ''LeafGreen'']], incorporating new elements.
   
 
Two areas of the Kanto region, Saffron City and the Pokémon Stadium, are playable in HAL Laboratory's popular ''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'' fighting games. In the Nintendo 64 version, Saffron City is a cityscape battlefield while the Pokémon Stadium is a basic arena and transforms to water, grass, rock and fire type battlefields in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]''. With the release of ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' comes a new Pokémon stadium 2 to play on.
 
Two areas of the Kanto region, Saffron City and the Pokémon Stadium, are playable in HAL Laboratory's popular ''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'' fighting games. In the Nintendo 64 version, Saffron City is a cityscape battlefield while the Pokémon Stadium is a basic arena and transforms to water, grass, rock and fire type battlefields in ''[[Super Smash Bros. Melee]]''. With the release of ''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' comes a new Pokémon stadium 2 to play on.
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In the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]], the protagonist [[Ash Ketchum]] is a resident of [[Pallet Town]] and began his journey by touring [[Gym|Pokémon gyms]] in Kanto with [[Misty]] and [[Brock]]. Season 1 and Season 9 of the anime are set in Kanto. Location names in the anime sometimes differ from those in the games.
 
In the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]], the protagonist [[Ash Ketchum]] is a resident of [[Pallet Town]] and began his journey by touring [[Gym|Pokémon gyms]] in Kanto with [[Misty]] and [[Brock]]. Season 1 and Season 9 of the anime are set in Kanto. Location names in the anime sometimes differ from those in the games.
   
Kanto's Korean name is Gwandong (관동).
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==Cities and towns==
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[[File:KantoPoke.png|thumb|right|Kanto Region in the second generation]]
== Cities and towns ==
 
 
Most of the cities in Kanto are named after colors, such as [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]], [[#Viridian City|Viridian City]], [[#Saffron City|Saffron City]] and so on. [[#Pallet Town|Pallet Town]] is the kickoff to the series of colors, as Pallet (Palette) is a collection of colors.
 
Most of the cities in Kanto are named after colors, such as [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]], [[#Viridian City|Viridian City]], [[#Saffron City|Saffron City]] and so on. [[#Pallet Town|Pallet Town]] is the kickoff to the series of colors, as Pallet (Palette) is a collection of colors.
   
=== Pallet Town ===
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===Pallet Town===
 
{{Main|Pallet Town}}
 
{{Main|Pallet Town}}
{{nihongo|'''Pallet Town'''|マサラタウン|Masara Taun|'''Masara Town''' in original Japanese language versions}} is the hometown of the protagonist [[Ash Ketchum]], of [[Pokémon anime]], and Red of ''[[Pokémon Adventures]]''. It is also the home of [[Professor Oak]], who gets them started with their first Pokémon, as well as [[Professor Oak]]'s grandson (the player-named rival in the games, [[Gary Oak]] in the anime, and Blue in ''Pokémon Adventures''). It is based on [[Satoshi Tajiri]]'s hometown.
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{{nihongo|'''Pallet Town'''|マサラタウン|{{Tt|Masara Taun|Masara Town in original Japanese language versions}}}} is the hometown of the protagonist [[Ash Ketchum]], of [[Pokémon anime]], and Red of ''[[Pokémon Adventures]]''. It is also the home of [[Professor Oak]], who gets them started with their first Pokémon, as well as [[Professor Oak]]'s grandson (the player-named rival in the games, [[Gary Oak]] in the anime, and Blue in ''Pokémon Adventures''). It is based on [[Satoshi Tajiri]]'s hometown.
   
In the video games, [[Pallet Town]] is a fairly tiny village situated south of [[#Viridian City|Viridian City]] and north of [[#Cinnabar Island|Cinnabar Island]]. It has only three buildings: the protagonist's home, the Oak residence (home to [[Professor Oak]], the [[rival]], and the rival's sister), and Professor Oak's laboratory. Even in ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', while the protagonist and [[rival]] of [[Pokémon Red and Blue|''Pokémon Red'' and ''Blue'']] have grown up into respected [[Pokémon trainer]]s, they still live at home in [[Pallet Town]].
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===Viridian City===
They live at home with their parents.
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[[File:Kanto Anime.jpg|thumb|left|Kanto Region in the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]]]]
In the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]], [[Pallet Town]] is a bit larger and more populous, with [[Professor Oak]]'s laboratory situated on a hill overlooking the town. [[Ash Ketchum]] lives there, with his mother, [[Delia Ketchum]], and he returns there at the end of each saga of the anime. A number of episodes of ''Pokémon Chronicles'' are also set there.
 
 
In the ''Pokémon Adventures'' manga, [[Pallet Town]] is the hometown of the three protagonists based on the original trio of games, [[Red]], [[Green]], and [[Blue]], as well as of every previous winner of the Pokémon League situated in Keanu/[[Johto]], a tradition which has not yet been broken, as [[Red]] has won the 9th League and the tenth was cancelled with no winner due to Neo [[Team Rocket]]'s attack.
 
 
=== Viridian City ===
 
 
{{Main|Viridian City}}
 
{{Main|Viridian City}}
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{{nihongo|'''Viridian City'''|トキワシティ|{{Tt|Tokiwa Shiti|Tokiwa City in original Japanese language versions}}}} is the first major city the player visits in the games. It has the first [[Pokémon Center]]s and Pokémarts found in the game. At the Pokémart, the player will receive a package to deliver to [[Professor Oak]] in exchange for the [[Pokédex]]. When the player first arrives, the [[gym]] is locked. Once the other seven gym leaders are defeated, the [[Gym Leader]], [[Giovanni]], will re-open his gym. He specializes in the Ground-type.
{{nihongo|'''Viridian City'''|トキワシティ|Tokiwa Shiti|'''Tokiwa City''' in original Japanese language versions}} is the first major city the player visits in the games. It has the first [[Pokémon Center]]s and Pokémarts found in the game. At the Pokémart, the player will receive a package to deliver to [[Professor Oak]] in exchange for the [[Pokédex]]. When the player first arrives, the [[gym]] is locked. Once the other seven gym leaders are defeated, the [[Gym Leader]], [[Giovanni]], will re-open his gym. He specializes in the Ground-type.
 
 
Viridian City is a prominent location in the anime, as the main character, [[Ash Ketchum|Ash]], constantly returns there. He first arrives in Episode 2, "Pokemon Emergency," to bring his injured [[Pikachu]] to be healed in the [[Pokémon Center]]. While there, [[Ash]] first meets [[Officer Jenny]] and [[Nurse Joy]]. [[Misty]] also confronts him about her wrecked bike, eventually deciding to go along with him. [[Jessie]] and [[James]] of [[Team Rocket]] also appear for the first time, and decide to follow [[Ash]] until they " successfully" steal his [[Pikachu]].
 
   
 
===Pewter City===
 
===Pewter City===
 
{{Main|Pewter City}}
 
{{Main|Pewter City}}
{{nihongo|'''Pewter City'''|ニビシティ|Nibi Shiti|'''Nibi City''' in original Japanese language versions}} is located in northwest Keanu, between [[#Viridian Forest|Viridian Forest]] and [[#Mt. Moon|Mt. Moon]]. [[Pewter City]] is the first available city with a [[Gym Leader]]. [[Brock]] is the [[Pewter City]] [[Gym Leader]], and specializes in Rock-type Pokémon.
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{{nihongo|'''Pewter City'''|ニビシティ|{{Tt|Nibi Shiti|Nibi City in original Japanese language versions}}}} is located northwest of the region, between [[#Viridian Forest|Viridian Forest]] and [[#Mt. Moon|Mt. Moon]]. [[Pewter City]] is the first available city with a [[Gym Leader]]. [[Brock]] is the [[Pewter City]] [[Gym Leader]], and specializes in Rock-type Pokémon.
   
In the video games, the Museum is one of the main attractions of [[Pewter City]]. On the first floor, fossils of ancient [[List of Pokémon|Pokemon]] (such as [[Aerodactyl]] and [[Kabutops]]) are on display, and the second floor houses a space exhibit featuring several meteorites (thought to be [[Moon Stone]]s) and a large Space Shuttle model (the ''Discovery''). A fossil of the only obtainable [[Aerodactyl]] in the game is found here. The museum is closed in the ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'' versions due to renovations, but reopened in HeartGold and SoulSilver being reduced to only one room and gained the ability to resurrect fossils.
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===Cerulean City===
 
=== Cerulean City ===
 
 
{{Main|Cerulean City}}
 
{{Main|Cerulean City}}
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{{nihongo|'''Cerulean City'''|ハナダシティ|{{Tt|Hanada Shiti|Hanada City in original Japanese language versions}}}} is the third city visited in the region by the protagonist, and the location of the second Gym Leader, [[Misty]]. She is a Water-type trainer, who is in charge of a swimming pool-style arena.
   
{{nihongo|'''Cerulean City'''|ハナダシティ|Hanada Shiti|'''Hanada City''' in original Japanese language versions}} is the third city visited in the Keanu region by the protagonist, and the location of the second Gym Leader, [[Misty]]. She is a Water-type trainer, who is in charge of a swimming pool-style arena.
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===Vermilion City===
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[[File:Kanto.png|thumb|right]]
The city also has a Bike Shop; however, each bike costs 1,000,000 Pokédollars, 1 dollar higher than the maximum amount of money the protagonist can carry. To get a bike, the player needs to obtain a Bike Voucher from the Pokémon in [[#Vermilion City|Vermilion City]]. In the ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'' versions, the Bike Shop has been relocated to [[Johto]]'s [[Goldenrod City]], so the Bike Shop here has been closed.
 
 
In the [[Pokémon Anime|anime]], [[Cerulean City]] is an average-sized town. It has appeared in a number of episodes, as the gym is run by Misty's sisters. [[Gym]] battles take place on a swimming pool. Misty becomes the official [[Gym Leader]] at the end of the [[Johto]] saga, and her time at the Gym is a part of Pokémon Chronicles
 
 
=== Vermilion City ===
 
 
{{Main|Vermillion City}}
 
{{Main|Vermillion City}}
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{{nihongo|'''Vermilion City'''|クチバシティ|{{Tt|Kuchiba Shiti|Kuchiba City in original Japanese language versions}}}} is a large port city that is home to the [[Electric]]-type gym leader [[Lt. Surge]] and the [[S.S. Anne]]. Vermilion City is the only Kanto city to have a port, which houses a luxurious ship known as the [[S.S Anne]]. There, the player will encounter the rival again and battle him. After the player exits with the HM [[Cut]], the ship will sail away. In ''FireRed'' and ''LeafGreen'', after the player earns the seventh [[gym]] badge, the port will be reopened again; it is used to connect the Kanto region with the [[Sevii Islands]].
   
{{nihongo|'''Vermilion City'''|クチバシティ|Kuchiba Shiti|'''Kuchiba City''' in original Japanese language versions}} is a large port city that is home to the [[Electric]]-type gym leader [[Lt. Surge]] and the [[S.S. Anne]]. Vermilion City is the only Kanto city to have a port, which houses a luxurious ship known as the [[S.S Anne]]. There, the player will encounter the rival again and battle him. After the player exits with the HM [[Cut]], the ship will sail away. In ''FireRed'' and ''LeafGreen'', after the player earns the seventh [[gym]] badge, the port will be reopened again; it is used to connect the Kanto region with the [[Sevii Islands]].
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===Lavender Town===
 
The Pokémon Fan Club is also located in [[Vermilion City]]. If the player listens to the president's story, he will give the player a [[Bike Voucher]] which can be exchanged for a [[Bicycle]] in [[#Cerulean City|Cerulean City]].
 
 
=== Lavender Town ===
 
 
{{Main|Lavender Town}}
 
{{Main|Lavender Town}}
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{{nihongo|'''Lavender Town'''|シオンタウン|{{Tt|Shion Taun|Shion Town in original Japanese language versions}}}} is one of the smallest towns in the region. The town is believed to be haunted by {{type|Ghost}}-type Pokémon. Residents of the town include the kindly [[Mr. Fuji]], and the Name Rater, who allows the player to change the nicknames of his or her Pokémon (provided that you caught the [[Pokémon]]).
   
{{nihongo|'''Lavender Town'''|シオンタウン|Shion Taun|'''Shion Town''' in original Japanese language versions}} is one of the smallest towns in the region. The town is believed to be haunted by {{type|Ghost}}-type Pokémon. Residents of the town include the kindly [[Mr. Fuji]], and the Name Rater, who allows the player to change the nicknames of his or her Pokémon (provided that you caught the [[Pokémon]]).
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===Celadon City===
 
The town's main attraction is the {{nihongo|'''Pokémon Tower'''|ポケモンタワー|Pokemon Tawā}}, built as a [[Pokémon]] graveyard. Memorial services are held here, similar to [[Hoenn#Mt. Pyre|Mt. Pyre]] in [[Hoenn]]. It is the only place where one can catch the Ghost Pokémon [[Gastly]], but if the player doesn't have the '''[[Silph Scope]]''', a device to identify ghosts, they will appear as strange shadows with eyes, and the player cannot battle them. The enemy trainers, Channelers, all speak of a ghost that haunts the tower. Upon defeating it and reaching the top floor, the player will find [[Mr. Fuji]], an old man that cares about [[Pokémon]] and nurses orphaned ones and is popular in [[Lavender Town]]. He will give the player the Pokéflute, which is needed to wake the [[Snorlax]] that are blocking two key routes. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', the tower is replaced by a radio tower, and the Pokémon graves have been moved to a different house.
 
 
=== Celadon City ===
 
 
{{Main|Celadon City}}
 
{{Main|Celadon City}}
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{{nihongo|'''Celadon City'''|タマムシシティ|{{Tt|Tamamushi Shiti|Tamamushi City in original Japanese language versions}}}} is the second largest city in the Kanto Region. It is home to a department store (the largest Pokémart in Kanto), a hotel, a Game Corner and a mansion. The fourth Gym is found in Celadon City, and houses Erika and her trainers, who use mainly Grass-type Pokémon.
   
{{nihongo|'''Celadon City'''|タマムシシティ|Tamamushi Shiti|'''Tamamushi City''' in original Japanese language versions}} is the second largest city in Kanto. It is home to a department store (the largest Pokémart in Kanto), a hotel, a Game Corner and a mansion. The fourth Gym is found in Celadon City, and houses Erika and her trainers, who use mainly Grass-type Pokémon.
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===Fuchsia City===
 
At the mansion, a woman will give the player some tea, which allows access to Saffron City. By entering from the back side of the mansion, the player can also obtain an [[Eevee]]. Members of the [[Game Freak]] development team are also represented in the mansion. After the player has completed the Pokédex (actually after obtaining any 150 of the 151 Pokémon: in other words, the missing Pokémon does not have to be Mew), the Game Freak designer will give the player a diploma as a reward for finishing the game. Contrary to popular belief, the game designer will not give the player any Pokémon or gifts and will only present this diploma.
 
 
At the Game Corner, "the playground for grown-ups," players may buy coins and use them to play casino games. Coins can be redeemed at a shop next door for prizes, such as rare Pokémon or [[TM]]'s. Some crafty players have used the "Missingno cheat" with the Nugget item to acquire large sums of money and buy thousands of coins all at once, thereby exchanging for prizes much more quickly and easily. The Game Corner is secretly run by the criminal syndicate [[Team Rocket]]; its basement is a Team Rocket hideout, where the boss [[Giovanni]] is waiting. After he is defeated, he and all the Team Rocket members in Celadon City will leave. The Silph Scope, required in order to see ghosts in [[#Lavender Town|Pokémon Tower]], is found here. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', the name is changed to Celadon Game Corner and its slogan to "The playground for everybody." Team Rocket's hideout is gone.
 
 
=== Fuchsia City ===
 
 
{{Main|Fuchsia City}}
 
{{Main|Fuchsia City}}
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{{nihongo|'''Fuchsia City'''|セキチクシティ|{{Tt|Sekichiku Shiti|Sekichiku City in original Japanese language versions}}}} is the southernmost city on the Kanto mainland. It houses the Safari Zone and a Pokémon zoo. [[Koga]] is the Fuchsia City [[Pokémon Gym|Gym Leader]], and he uses Poison-type Pokémon. His gym contains invisible walls that force the player to go around while battling trainers. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', he is replaced by his daughter, Janine, since Koga was accepted into the Elite Four.
   
{{nihongo|'''Fuchsia City'''|セキチクシティ|Sekichiku Shiti|'''Sekichiku City''' in original Japanese language versions}} is the southernmost city on the Kanto mainland. It houses the Safari Zone and a Pokémon zoo. [[Koga]] is the Fuchsia City [[Pokémon Gym|Gym Leader]], and he uses Poison-type Pokémon. His gym contains invisible walls that force the player to go around while battling trainers. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', he is replaced by his daughter, Janine, since Koga was accepted into the Elite Four. The Gym continues to have its invisible walls, but this time Janine has made all the trainers dress up like her to fool the player. Both Koga and his daughter use Poison-type Pokémon. In [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen|''FireRed'' and ''LeafGreen'']], Janine is seen above the Chansey enclosure in the Pokémon zoo. In ''Diamond'' and ''Pearl'', a ninja mentions a "faraway ninja gym" he wants to join, which could be the Fuchsia City Gym.
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===Saffron City===
 
=== Saffron City ===
 
 
{{Main|Saffron City}}
 
{{Main|Saffron City}}
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{{nihongo|'''Saffron City'''|ヤマブキシティ|{{Tt|Yamabuki Shiti|Yamabuki City in original Japanese language versions}}}} is largeest city of Kanto, possibly based on Tokyo. It is most notable for housing Silph Co., a massive office complex that spans 11 floors. It is also notable for having two separate gyms, though one is unofficial.
   
{{nihongo|'''Saffron City'''|ヤマブキシティ|Yamabuki Shiti|'''Yamabuki City''' in original Japanese language versions}} is one of the larger cities of Kanto, possibly based on Tokyo. It is most notable for housing Silph Co., a massive office complex that spans 11 floors. It is also notable for having two separate gyms, though one is unofficial.
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===Cinnabar Island===
 
Two Gyms exist in Saffron City. One is the official [[Pokémon League]] Gym, a group of [[Pokémon types#Psychic-type|Psychic-type]] [[Pokémon trainer|trainers]] led by [[Sabrina]], the gym leader. Next to it stands the Fighting Dojo, an unofficial gym made up of [[Pokémon types#Fighting-type|Fighting-type]] trainers. City residents say that the Fighting Dojo was once an official League Gym, but lost its status to the rival Psychic gym. Defeating the Dojo Master will earn the player a rare Pokémon of the player's choice, either [[Hitmonchan]] or [[Hitmonlee]].
 
 
In the center of town is a tall building that houses '''Silph Co.''', a company dedicated to creating tools related to Pokémon, especially for [[Pokémon trainer]]s. Objects created by Silph include the Pokémon [[Porygon]], the Up-Grade (to evolve Porygon to [[Porygon2]]), [[Master Ball]]s, and [[TM]]s and [[HM]]s. In order to access most of the city, the player must liberate Silph Co. from the control of Team Rocket. Silph Co. is a very elaborate location that utilizes teleport pads to warp the player from location to location. Team Rocket grunts and scientists are scattered around the place, making it more difficult to move around. At the top floor, Giovanni is waiting. After the player defeats him, he disappears along with all the other members of Team Rocket.
 
 
In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', Silph Co. has improved security and the player can no longer see the top floors. Saffron also houses the Magnet Train, which runs between Saffron and [[Goldenrod City]] in the [[Johto]] region. Also, the player can no longer battle in the Fighting Dojo, as [[List of Kanto Gym Leaders#Karate Master Kiyo|Master Kiyo]] has left for Johto.
 
 
In ''HeartGold/SoulSilver'', there is a karate man standing in the Fighting Dojo in place of Master Kiyo who is found inside Mt. Mortar in Johto. He tells you that the Dojo is open for Gym Leaders to train. If you have a Gym Leader's phone number (by meeting them in a unique location each, and at certain times) and call when they say they are free, then they will challenge you to a rematch in the Fighting Dojo.
 
 
In ''[[Super Smash Bros.]]'', Saffron City is a playable stage, housing Silph Co. and two other buildings.
 
 
=== Cinnabar Island ===
 
 
{{Main|Cinnabar Island}}
 
{{Main|Cinnabar Island}}
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{{nihongo|'''Cinnabar Island'''|グレンじま or グレンタウン|{{Tt|Guren-jima or Guren Taun|Guren Island or Guren Town in original Japanese language versions}}}} is home to a laboratory and an old, abandoned mansion. You can go to the laboratory to trade some Pokémon and identify the fossils found in [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]] and [[#Mt. Moon|Mt. Moon]]. The Gym is initially locked; after retrieving the key from the Pokémon Mansion, the player can challenge the Gym Leader Blaine, a Fire-type Pokémon trainer.
{{nihongo|'''Cinnabar Island'''|グレンじま or グレンタウン|Guren-jima or Guren Taun|'''Guren Island''' or '''Guren Town''' in original Japanese language versions}} is home to a laboratory and an old, abandoned mansion. You can go to the laboratory to trade some Pokémon and identify the fossils found in [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]] and [[#Mt. Moon|Mt. Moon]]. The Gym is initially locked; after retrieving the key from the Pokémon Mansion, the player can challenge the Gym Leader Blaine, a Fire-type Pokémon trainer.
 
 
The Pokémon Mansion, also called the Burned-Out Building, is an old, burned-down mansion where Pokémon researcher Mr. Fuji lived until [[Mewtwo]] was born and destroyed it. The key to accessing the Cinnabar Gym is located within this mansion. Different areas can be accessed by pressing switches hidden in the Mewtwo statues. There are also some trainers and wild Pokémon in the mansion, as well as diaries containing brief information on Mewtwo's creation and [[Mew (Pokémon)|Mew]].
 
 
In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', Cinnabar Island has been destroyed in a volcanic eruption, and every building on the island except the Pokémon Center is gone. Blaine has relocated his gym to the nearby Seaform Islands, which in turn is reduced to a small cavern. The player can also find the Viridian City Gym Leader named Blue (the player's rival from ''Pokémon Red'' and ''Blue'') there.
 
   
 
==Other locations==
 
==Other locations==
=== [[Viridian Forest]] ===
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===[[Viridian Forest]]===
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{{nihongo|'''Viridian Forest'''|トキワのもり|{{Tt|Tokiwa no Mori|Tokiwa Forest in original Japanese language versions}}}} is a forest that lies between [[#Viridian City|Viridian City]] and [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]]. The woods are filled a large quantity of [[Pokémon types#Bug-type|Bug Pokémon]] and Bug-using Trainers. Inside, the Pokémon franchise's mascot, Pikachu, can be found. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', the forest has been cut down and the tall grass removed, so wild Pokémon cannot be caught there anymore. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Viridian Forest made a return.
{{nihongo|'''Viridian Forest'''|トキワのもり|Tokiwa no Mori|'''Tokiwa Forest''' in original Japanese language versions}} is a forest that lies between [[#Viridian City|Viridian City]] and [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]]. The woods are filled a large quantity of [[Pokémon types#Bug-type|Bug Pokémon]] and Bug-using Trainers. Inside, the Pokémon franchise's mascot, Pikachu, can be found. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', the forest has been cut down and the tall grass removed, so wild Pokémon cannot be caught there anymore.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.serebii.net/pokedex/025.shtml|title=Pikachu's location on Serebii.net|accessdate=2006-12-18}}</ref> In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Viridian Forest made a return.
 
 
 
=== [[Mt. Moon]] ===
 
 
{{nihongo|'''Mt. Moon'''|オツキミやま|Otsukimi-yama|'''Mt. Otsukimi''' in original Japanese language versions}} is a mountain that lies between [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]] and [[#Cerulean City|Cerulean City]]. As it cannot be climbed, players must hike through the cave area. It is a three-floor dungeon with multiple paths. At the end of the path, a Super Nerd holds two fossils. After the player defeats him, he concedes and lets the player take one fossil, which can become either [[Omanyte]] or [[Kabuto]]. Contrary to popular belief, the nerd is not a part of Team Rocket, for it is never stated in the game.
 
 
In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', Mt. Moon is reduced to a simple path. It also contains an additional exit, which leads to the Mt. Moon Square, an open space in the middle of Mt. Moon where Clefairy play on Monday nights. If the player watches the Clefairy dance around a rock, then breaks it using Rock Smash, he or she can obtain a Moon Stone.
 
   
=== [[Cerulean Cave]] ===
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===[[Mt. Moon]]===
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{{nihongo|'''Mt. Moon'''|オツキミやま|{{Tt|Otsukimi-yama|Mt. Otsukimi in original Japanese language versions}}}} is a mountain that lies between [[#Pewter City|Pewter City]] and [[#Cerulean City|Cerulean City]]. As it cannot be climbed, players must hike through the cave area. It is a three-floor dungeon with multiple paths. At the end of the path, a Super Nerd holds two fossils. After the player defeats him, he concedes and lets the player take one fossil, which can become either [[Omanyte]] or [[Kabuto]]. Contrary to popular belief, the nerd is not a part of Team Rocket, for it is never stated in the game.
   
Near the city is the {{nihongo|'''Cerulean Cave'''|ハナダのどうくつ|Hanada no Dōkutsu|'''Hanada Cave''' in original Japanese language versions}}, popularly known as the {{nihongo|"Unknown Dungeon"|ななしのどうくつ|Nanashi no Dōkutsu}}. It is an optional dungeon filled with high-leveled [[Pokémon]], and is the home to the strongest [[legendary Pokémon]] in Kanto, [[Mewtwo]]. The dungeon is so fearsome that a guard blocks the entrance, and will not let the player through until he or she has beaten the [[Elite Four]]. In FireRed and LeafGreen, it cannot be accessed until the player has repaired the machine on [[Sevii Islands#One Island|One Island]].
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===[[Cerulean Cave]]===
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Near the city is the {{nihongo|'''Cerulean Cave'''|ハナダのどうくつ|{{Tt|Hanada no Dōkutsu|Hanada Cave in original Japanese language versions}}}}, popularly known as the {{nihongo|"Unknown Dungeon"|ななしのどうくつ|Nanashi no Dōkutsu}}. It is an optional dungeon filled with high-leveled [[Pokémon]], and is the home to the strongest [[legendary Pokémon]] in Kanto, [[Mewtwo]]. The dungeon is so fearsome that a guard blocks the entrance, and will not let the player through until he or she has beaten the [[Elite Four]]. In FireRed and LeafGreen, it cannot be accessed until the player has repaired the machine on [[Sevii Islands#One Island|One Island]].
   
 
In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the entrance has been flooded, and the player cannot access the location. However, there is an item located in the water where the cave used to be. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, it returned, but only to those who got all 16 badges.
 
In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the entrance has been flooded, and the player cannot access the location. However, there is an item located in the water where the cave used to be. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, it returned, but only to those who got all 16 badges.
   
=== [[Rock Tunnel]] ===
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===[[Rock Tunnel]]===
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{{nihongo|'''Rock Tunnel'''|イワヤマトンネル|Iwa Yama Tonneru}} lit. "rock mountain tunnel" is a pitch-black cave that connects [[#Cerulean City|Cerulean City]] and [[#Lavender Town|Lavender Town]]. Unlike later games, the cave is not completely dark. The walls of the cave can still be seen which allows the player to go through without the use of the HM Flash.
{{nihongo|'''Rock Tunnel'''|イワヤマトンネル|Iwa Yama Tonneru|lit. "rock mountain tunnel"}} is a pitch-black cave that connects [[#Cerulean City|Cerulean City]] and [[#Lavender Town|Lavender Town]]. Unlike later games, the cave is not completely dark. The walls of the cave can still be seen which allows the player to go through without the use of the HM Flash.
 
 
===[[Diglett's Cave]] ===
 
   
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===[[Diglett's Cave]]===
 
'''Diglett's Cave''' is a long tunnel that was dug by wild Diglett and Dugtrio. Its entrances are south of Pewter City and east of Vermillion City. After the trainer enters Cerulean City, the only foot-path back to Pewter City, Viridian City, and Pallet Town is through this cave. Wild Diglett and Dugtrio can be found in here.
 
'''Diglett's Cave''' is a long tunnel that was dug by wild Diglett and Dugtrio. Its entrances are south of Pewter City and east of Vermillion City. After the trainer enters Cerulean City, the only foot-path back to Pewter City, Viridian City, and Pallet Town is through this cave. Wild Diglett and Dugtrio can be found in here.
   
===[[Safari Zone]] ===
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===[[Safari Zone]]===
 
{{Main|Safari Zone}}
 
{{Main|Safari Zone}}
 
 
The {{nihongo|'''Safari Zone'''|サファリゾーン|Safari Zōn}} is a wide-open area in Fuchsia City where the player can play a Pokémon-catching game. For a small fee, the players are given thirty Safari Balls (a special type of [[Poké Ball]]) and may capture Pokémon in the Safari Zone until they have walked 500 steps. Players may not use Pokémon of their own to battle the wild Pokémon in the Safari Zone. Several species of Pokémon are found nowhere else. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Safari Zone is not available because Baoba is on vacation. It reappears in FireRed and LeafGreen, the option to save while there is removed; this could have been because of the Glitch City bug.
 
The {{nihongo|'''Safari Zone'''|サファリゾーン|Safari Zōn}} is a wide-open area in Fuchsia City where the player can play a Pokémon-catching game. For a small fee, the players are given thirty Safari Balls (a special type of [[Poké Ball]]) and may capture Pokémon in the Safari Zone until they have walked 500 steps. Players may not use Pokémon of their own to battle the wild Pokémon in the Safari Zone. Several species of Pokémon are found nowhere else. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Safari Zone is not available because Baoba is on vacation. It reappears in FireRed and LeafGreen, the option to save while there is removed; this could have been because of the Glitch City bug.
   
 
In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Safari Zone was changed to PalPark and Baoba's granddaughter taken over his office.
 
In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Safari Zone was changed to PalPark and Baoba's granddaughter taken over his office.
   
===[[Seafoam Islands]] ===
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===[[Seafoam Islands]]===
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The {{nihongo|'''Seafoam Islands'''|ふたごじま|{{Tt|Futago-jima|Twin Islands in original Japanese language versions}}}} are a set of caves between [[#Fuchsia City|Fuchsia City]] and [[#Cinnabar Island|Cinnabar Island]]. The legendary Pokémon [[Articuno]] resides in this area. During the second generation, as [[#Cinnabar Island|Cinnabar Island]] was destroyed by a volcano, Blaine moved his gym to the Seafoam Islands. Articuno has fled. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Seafoam Islands returns and Articuno returned.
   
The {{nihongo|'''Seafoam Islands'''|ふたごじま|Futago-jima|'''Twin Islands''' in original Japanese language versions}} are a set of caves between [[#Fuchsia City|Fuchsia City]] and [[#Cinnabar Island|Cinnabar Island]]. The legendary Pokémon [[Articuno]] resides in this area. During the second generation, as [[#Cinnabar Island|Cinnabar Island]] was destroyed by a volcano, Blaine moved his gym to the Seafoam Islands. Articuno has fled. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Seafoam Islands returns and Articuno returned.
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===[[Power Plant]]===
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The {{nihongo|'''Power Plant'''|むじんはつでんしょ|Mujin Hatsudensho}} lit. "unmanned power plant" is an abandoned building found at the end of a waterway just before the entrance to [[#Rock Tunnel|Rock Tunnel]]. At the end of the building is the legendary Pokémon [[Zapdos]]. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', the Power Plant has been reactivated and is used to run the Magnet Train. Zapdos is no longer there.
   
===[[Power Plant]] ===
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===[[Kanto Victory Road|Victory Road]]===
The {{nihongo|'''Power Plant'''|むじんはつでんしょ|Mujin Hatsudensho|lit. "unmanned power plant"}} is an abandoned building found at the end of a waterway just before the entrance to [[#Rock Tunnel|Rock Tunnel]]. At the end of the building is the legendary Pokémon [[Zapdos]]. In ''Gold'', ''Silver'', and ''Crystal'', the Power Plant has been reactivated and is used to run the Magnet Train. Zapdos is no longer there.
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{{nihongo|'''Victory Road'''|チャンピオンロード|{{Tt|Chanpion Rōdo|Champion Road in original Japanese language versions}}}} is a cave that holds the only way to the Indigo Plateau, accessed to the west and north of [[#Viridian City|Viridian City]]. The protagonist must have all eight badges to enter. Victory Road contains many high-level Pokémon, including the legendary Pokémon [[Moltres]] in the original Red and Blue versions of Pokémon. However, in the FireRed and LeafGreen remakes, Moltres has been moved to the Mt. Ember on the Sevii Islands.
   
===[[Kanto Victory Road|Victory Road]] ===
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===[[Indigo Plateau]]===
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The {{nihongo|'''Indigo Plateau'''|セキエイこうげん|{{Tt|Sekiei Kōgen|Sekiei Plateau in original Japanese language versions}}}} is the headquarters of the [[Pokémon League]], located in northwest Kanto. In order to reach Indigo Plateau, trainers must collect all eight Gym Badges of Kanto or [[Johto]] and pass through Victory Road, a cave located at the foot of the Plateau.
{{nihongo|'''Victory Road'''|チャンピオンロード|Chanpion Rōdo|'''Champion Road''' in original Japanese language versions}} is a cave that holds the only way to the Indigo Plateau, accessed to the west and north of [[#Viridian City|Viridian City]]. The protagonist must have all eight badges to enter. Victory Road contains many high-level Pokémon, including the legendary Pokémon [[Moltres]] in the original Red and Blue versions of Pokémon. However, in the FireRed and LeafGreen remakes, Moltres has been moved to the Mt. Ember on the Sevii Islands.
 
 
===[[Indigo Plateau]] ===
 
 
The {{nihongo|'''Indigo Plateau'''|セキエイこうげん|Sekiei Kōgen|'''Sekiei Plateau''' in original Japanese language versions}} is the headquarters of the [[Pokémon League]], located in northwest Kanto. In order to reach Indigo Plateau, trainers must collect all eight Gym Badges of Kanto or [[Johto]] and pass through Victory Road, a cave located at the foot of the Plateau.
 
   
 
Trainers face off with the [[Elite Four]] and the current Champion to become the new Champion. The Elite Four are considered to be the strongest trainers in the land, and each trainer specializes in a different type of Pokémon. The player must defeat all four trainers and the Champion consecutively to defeat the game and be crowned as the new Champion.
 
Trainers face off with the [[Elite Four]] and the current Champion to become the new Champion. The Elite Four are considered to be the strongest trainers in the land, and each trainer specializes in a different type of Pokémon. The player must defeat all four trainers and the Champion consecutively to defeat the game and be crowned as the new Champion.
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==The Pokémon League==
 
==The Pokémon League==
 
===Gym Leaders===
 
===Gym Leaders===
 
 
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! colspan="1" style="background-color:yellow; color:black;" |
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Name
 
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! colspan="1" style="background-color:yellow; color:black;" |
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Settlement
 
Settlement
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Type
 
Type
! colspan="1" style="background-color:yellow; color:black;" |
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Signature<br />
 
Signature<br />
 
Pokémon
 
Pokémon
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Badge
 
Badge
 
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[[File:VSBrock.png|link=Brock]]<br />
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[[File:Brock_(game)B2W2.gif|link=Brock]]<br />
 
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[[Brock]]
 
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[[File:VSMisty.png|link=Misty]]<br />
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[[File:MistyB2W2.gif|link=Misty]]<br />
 
[[Misty]]
 
[[Misty]]
 
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[[File:VSLt. Surge.png|link=Lt. Surge]]<br />
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[[File:Lt. SurgeB2W2.gif|link=Lt. Surge]]<br />
 
[[Lt. Surge]]
 
[[Lt. Surge]]
 
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[[File:VSErika.png|link=Erika]]<br />
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[[File:ErikaB2W2.gif|link=Erika]]<br />
 
[[Erika]]
 
[[Erika]]
 
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[[File:VSKoga.png|link=Koga]]<br />
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[[File:KogaHGSS.gif|link=Koga]]<br />
 
[[Koga]]<br />
 
[[Koga]]<br />
 
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(I and III)
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|-
 
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[[File:VSJanine.png|link=Janine]]<br />
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[[File:Janine(B2W2)Sprite.gif|link=Janine]]<br />
 
[[Janine]]<br />
 
[[Janine]]<br />
 
(II and IV)
 
(II and IV)
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[[File:VSSabrina.png|link=Sabrina]]<br />
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[[File:SabrinaB2W2.gif|link=Sabrina]]<br />
 
[[Sabrina]]
 
[[Sabrina]]
 
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[[File:VSBlaine.png|link=Blaine]]<br />
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[[File:BlaineB2W2.gif|link=Blaine]]<br />
 
[[Blaine]]
 
[[Blaine]]
 
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[[File:VSGiovanni.png|link=Giovanni]]<br />
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[[File:GiovanniB2W2.gif|link=Giovanni]]<br />
 
[[Giovanni]]<br />
 
[[Giovanni]]<br />
 
(I and III)
 
(I and III)
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[[File:VSBlue.png|link=Blue]]<br />
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[[File:BlueB2W2.gif|link=Blue]]<br />
 
[[Blue (game)|Blue]]<br />
 
[[Blue (game)|Blue]]<br />
 
(II and IV)
 
(II and IV)
 
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{{Type|???|Mix Various}}
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{{Type|???|???}}
 
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[[File:130.png|link=Gyarados]] / [[File:103.png|link=Exeggutor]] / [[File:059.png|link=Arcanine]] (II) / [[File:018.png|link=Pidgeot]] (IV)
 
[[File:130.png|link=Gyarados]] / [[File:103.png|link=Exeggutor]] / [[File:059.png|link=Arcanine]] (II) / [[File:018.png|link=Pidgeot]] (IV)
 
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===Elite Four and the Champion===
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===Previous Gym Leaders===
: ''For Generation II and IV see [[Johto]].''
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Pokémon
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Badge
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[[File:Black BeltHGSSsprite.png]]<br />
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[[Koichi]]<br />
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[[Saffron City]]
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[[File:106.png|link=Hitmonlee]] / [[File:107.png|link=Hitmonchan]]
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[[File:Marshbadge.png|50x50px]]<br />
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Marsh Badge
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====Generation I and III====
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===Elite Four (Gen I & III)===
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:''For Generation II and IV see [[Johto]].''
 
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Signature<br />
 
Signature<br />
 
Pokémon
 
Pokémon
 
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[[File:LoreleiFRLGsprite.png|link=]]<br />
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[[File:LoreleiFRLGsprite.png|link=Lorelei]]<br />
 
[[Lorelei]]
 
[[Lorelei]]
 
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[[File:Bruno(FrLg)Sprite.png|link=]]<br />
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[[File:BrunoHGSS.gif|link=Bruno]]<br />
 
[[Bruno]]
 
[[Bruno]]
 
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[[File:Agatha(GenIII)Sprite.png|link=]]<br />
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[[File:Agatha(GenIII)Sprite.png|link=Agatha]]<br />
 
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[[Agatha]]
 
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[[File:Lance(FrLg)Sprite.png|link=]]<br />
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[[Lance]]
 
[[Lance]]
 
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[[File:149.png|link=Dragonite]]
 
[[File:149.png|link=Dragonite]]
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===Champion (Gen I & III)===
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:''For Generation II and IV see [[Johto]].''
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[[File:Blue(FrLg)Sprite.png|link=]]<br />
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[[File:BlueB2W2.gif|link=Blue]]<br />[[Blue]]
Champion [[Blue]]
 
 
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[[File:003.png|link=Venusaur]] / [[File:006.png|link=Charizard]] / [[File:009.png|link=Blastoise]]<br />
 
[[File:003.png|link=Venusaur]] / [[File:006.png|link=Charizard]] / [[File:009.png|link=Blastoise]]<br />
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* Strangely, Kanto is named after the Japanese region of the same name, probably because Tokyo is in Kanto.
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*Strangely, Kanto is named after the Japanese region of the same name, probably because Tokyo is in Kanto. This means Kanto is the only region that shares its name with a real world place, all other regions to date do not.
* All locations in Kanto are named after colors.
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*All locations in Kanto are named after colors with the exception of Pallet Town as a palette is a group of colors.
* Another name for Kanto is Indigo.
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*Another name for Kanto is Indigo. This is due to when the English speaking versions of Red and Blue were released the name of the region was completely absent from the games and many fans assumed the name was Indigo not Kanto, the name Indigo comes from the Indigo Plateau where the Elite Four and Champion are.
* Kanto is in every Generation except Generation V.
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*Kanto is in every Generation except Generation V and Generation VI.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[List of Kanto Gym Leaders]]
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*[[Gym Leader#Kanto|Kanto Gym Leaders]]
* [[List of Elite Four members#Kanto members|Kanto Elite Four members]]
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*[[Elite Four#Kanto|Kanto Elite Four members]]
* [[Team Rocket]]
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*[[Team Rocket]]
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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{{NavKantoGymLeader}}
 
{{NavKantoGymLeader}}
 
{{NavKantoEliteFour}}
 
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[[Category:Regions]]

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Kanto
カントー
Kanto-Full-Map
Official Artwork of Kanto for Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen.
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Kanto HGSS
Official Artwork of Kanto for Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver.
Kanto HGSS
Official Artwork of Kanto for Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver.
Character Information
Professor Professor Samuel Oak
Pokémon 151
Starter Pokémon Bulbasaur
Charmander
Squirtle
Pikachu
Eevee
Video Games Pokémon Red & Blue Version
Pokémon Blue Version
Pokémon Red & Green Version
Pokémon Yellow Version
Pokémon Gold & Silver Version
Pokémon FireRed & LeafGreen Version
Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver Version
Anime Pokémon: Indigo League
Main Villain Team Rocket
Rival Blue
Kanto Map (FRLG)
Map of Kanto in LeafGreen & FireRed.
Kanto Map
Map of Kanto in HeartGold & SoulSilver.

'Kanto' (Japanese: カントー地方 Kantō-chihō) Kanto is a Pokémon region in the Pokémon universe and was the first to be featured in the popular series of games; it was followed by Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova and Kalos. It is modelled and named after the Kantō region, a region in Japan, which includes, amongst other cities, the Japanese capital Tokyo and as all the other regions weren't named after somewhere Kanto is the only one that shares its name with a real world location. It was the first region released. The resemblance between the bay formations seen on the in-game map and the actual Sagami Bay, Suruga Bay, and Tokyo Bay formations is particularly striking.

Kanto lies to the east of Johto; they presumably make up a small continent. South of Kanto are the Sevii and Orange Islands. Hoenn, introduced in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, is supposedly further to the southwest. Routes located wholly within Kanto are numbered 1 to 25; routes 26, 27 and 28 connect Kanto with Johto. Supposedly to the north of this continent is the Sinnoh region. Unova is a considerable distance away and it's unknown where both it and Kalos are in relation to Kanto.

In the first generation of games, Pokémon Red, Blue and Yellow, Kanto was the only explorable region, featuring a variety of environments, such as urban locales and mountainous, wooded and oceanic routes. In Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal, which introduced Johto, players were able to travel to Kanto (by either steamboat, surfing or the magnet train) travelling between Goldenrod City in Johto and Saffron City in Kanto after completing their journeys through Johto. Since these games occupied an in-universe timeline a few years after their predecessors, some changes were introduced. In late 2004, Pokémon Red, Pokémon Green, and Pokémon Blue were remade as new titles for the Game Boy Advance called Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, incorporating new elements.

Two areas of the Kanto region, Saffron City and the Pokémon Stadium, are playable in HAL Laboratory's popular Super Smash Bros. fighting games. In the Nintendo 64 version, Saffron City is a cityscape battlefield while the Pokémon Stadium is a basic arena and transforms to water, grass, rock and fire type battlefields in Super Smash Bros. Melee. With the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl comes a new Pokémon stadium 2 to play on.

In the anime, the protagonist Ash Ketchum is a resident of Pallet Town and began his journey by touring Pokémon gyms in Kanto with Misty and Brock. Season 1 and Season 9 of the anime are set in Kanto. Location names in the anime sometimes differ from those in the games.

Cities and townsEdit

KantoPoke

Kanto Region in the second generation

Most of the cities in Kanto are named after colors, such as Pewter City, Viridian City, Saffron City and so on. Pallet Town is the kickoff to the series of colors, as Pallet (Palette) is a collection of colors.

Pallet TownEdit

Main article: Pallet Town

'Pallet Town' (Japanese: マサラタウン Masara Taun) is the hometown of the protagonist Ash Ketchum, of Pokémon anime, and Red of Pokémon Adventures. It is also the home of Professor Oak, who gets them started with their first Pokémon, as well as Professor Oak's grandson (the player-named rival in the games, Gary Oak in the anime, and Blue in Pokémon Adventures). It is based on Satoshi Tajiri's hometown.

Viridian CityEdit

Kanto Anime

Kanto Region in the anime

Main article: Viridian City

'Viridian City' (Japanese: トキワシティ Tokiwa Shiti) is the first major city the player visits in the games. It has the first Pokémon Centers and Pokémarts found in the game. At the Pokémart, the player will receive a package to deliver to Professor Oak in exchange for the Pokédex. When the player first arrives, the gym is locked. Once the other seven gym leaders are defeated, the Gym Leader, Giovanni, will re-open his gym. He specializes in the Ground-type.

Pewter CityEdit

Main article: Pewter City

'Pewter City' (Japanese: ニビシティ Nibi Shiti) is located northwest of the region, between Viridian Forest and Mt. Moon. Pewter City is the first available city with a Gym Leader. Brock is the Pewter City Gym Leader, and specializes in Rock-type Pokémon.

Cerulean CityEdit

Main article: Cerulean City

'Cerulean City' (Japanese: ハナダシティ Hanada Shiti) is the third city visited in the region by the protagonist, and the location of the second Gym Leader, Misty. She is a Water-type trainer, who is in charge of a swimming pool-style arena.

Vermilion CityEdit

Kanto
Main article: Vermillion City

'Vermilion City' (Japanese: クチバシティ Kuchiba Shiti) is a large port city that is home to the Electric-type gym leader Lt. Surge and the S.S. Anne. Vermilion City is the only Kanto city to have a port, which houses a luxurious ship known as the S.S Anne. There, the player will encounter the rival again and battle him. After the player exits with the HM Cut, the ship will sail away. In FireRed and LeafGreen, after the player earns the seventh gym badge, the port will be reopened again; it is used to connect the Kanto region with the Sevii Islands.

Lavender TownEdit

Main article: Lavender Town

'Lavender Town' (Japanese: シオンタウン Shion Taun) is one of the smallest towns in the region. The town is believed to be haunted by Ghost-type Pokémon. Residents of the town include the kindly Mr. Fuji, and the Name Rater, who allows the player to change the nicknames of his or her Pokémon (provided that you caught the Pokémon).

Celadon CityEdit

Main article: Celadon City

'Celadon City' (Japanese: タマムシシティ Tamamushi Shiti) is the second largest city in the Kanto Region. It is home to a department store (the largest Pokémart in Kanto), a hotel, a Game Corner and a mansion. The fourth Gym is found in Celadon City, and houses Erika and her trainers, who use mainly Grass-type Pokémon.

Fuchsia CityEdit

Main article: Fuchsia City

'Fuchsia City' (Japanese: セキチクシティ Sekichiku Shiti) is the southernmost city on the Kanto mainland. It houses the Safari Zone and a Pokémon zoo. Koga is the Fuchsia City Gym Leader, and he uses Poison-type Pokémon. His gym contains invisible walls that force the player to go around while battling trainers. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, he is replaced by his daughter, Janine, since Koga was accepted into the Elite Four.

Saffron CityEdit

Main article: Saffron City

'Saffron City' (Japanese: ヤマブキシティ Yamabuki Shiti) is largeest city of Kanto, possibly based on Tokyo. It is most notable for housing Silph Co., a massive office complex that spans 11 floors. It is also notable for having two separate gyms, though one is unofficial.

Cinnabar IslandEdit

Main article: Cinnabar Island

'Cinnabar Island' (Japanese: グレンじま or グレンタウン Guren-jima or Guren Taun) is home to a laboratory and an old, abandoned mansion. You can go to the laboratory to trade some Pokémon and identify the fossils found in Pewter City and Mt. Moon. The Gym is initially locked; after retrieving the key from the Pokémon Mansion, the player can challenge the Gym Leader Blaine, a Fire-type Pokémon trainer.

Other locationsEdit

Viridian ForestEdit

'Viridian Forest' (Japanese: トキワのもり Tokiwa no Mori) is a forest that lies between Viridian City and Pewter City. The woods are filled a large quantity of Bug Pokémon and Bug-using Trainers. Inside, the Pokémon franchise's mascot, Pikachu, can be found. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the forest has been cut down and the tall grass removed, so wild Pokémon cannot be caught there anymore. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Viridian Forest made a return.

Mt. MoonEdit

'Mt. Moon' (Japanese: オツキミやま Otsukimi-yama) is a mountain that lies between Pewter City and Cerulean City. As it cannot be climbed, players must hike through the cave area. It is a three-floor dungeon with multiple paths. At the end of the path, a Super Nerd holds two fossils. After the player defeats him, he concedes and lets the player take one fossil, which can become either Omanyte or Kabuto. Contrary to popular belief, the nerd is not a part of Team Rocket, for it is never stated in the game.

Cerulean CaveEdit

Near the city is the 'Cerulean Cave' (Japanese: ハナダのどうくつ Hanada no Dōkutsu), popularly known as the "Unknown Dungeon" (Japanese: ななしのどうくつ Nanashi no Dōkutsu). It is an optional dungeon filled with high-leveled Pokémon, and is the home to the strongest legendary Pokémon in Kanto, Mewtwo. The dungeon is so fearsome that a guard blocks the entrance, and will not let the player through until he or she has beaten the Elite Four. In FireRed and LeafGreen, it cannot be accessed until the player has repaired the machine on One Island.

In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the entrance has been flooded, and the player cannot access the location. However, there is an item located in the water where the cave used to be. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, it returned, but only to those who got all 16 badges.

Rock TunnelEdit

'Rock Tunnel' (Japanese: イワヤマトンネル Iwa Yama Tonneru) lit. "rock mountain tunnel" is a pitch-black cave that connects Cerulean City and Lavender Town. Unlike later games, the cave is not completely dark. The walls of the cave can still be seen which allows the player to go through without the use of the HM Flash.

Diglett's CaveEdit

Diglett's Cave is a long tunnel that was dug by wild Diglett and Dugtrio. Its entrances are south of Pewter City and east of Vermillion City. After the trainer enters Cerulean City, the only foot-path back to Pewter City, Viridian City, and Pallet Town is through this cave. Wild Diglett and Dugtrio can be found in here.

Safari ZoneEdit

Main article: Safari Zone

The 'Safari Zone' (Japanese: サファリゾーン Safari Zōn) is a wide-open area in Fuchsia City where the player can play a Pokémon-catching game. For a small fee, the players are given thirty Safari Balls (a special type of Poké Ball) and may capture Pokémon in the Safari Zone until they have walked 500 steps. Players may not use Pokémon of their own to battle the wild Pokémon in the Safari Zone. Several species of Pokémon are found nowhere else. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Safari Zone is not available because Baoba is on vacation. It reappears in FireRed and LeafGreen, the option to save while there is removed; this could have been because of the Glitch City bug.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Safari Zone was changed to PalPark and Baoba's granddaughter taken over his office.

Seafoam IslandsEdit

The 'Seafoam Islands' (Japanese: ふたごじま Futago-jima) are a set of caves between Fuchsia City and Cinnabar Island. The legendary Pokémon Articuno resides in this area. During the second generation, as Cinnabar Island was destroyed by a volcano, Blaine moved his gym to the Seafoam Islands. Articuno has fled. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, Seafoam Islands returns and Articuno returned.

Power PlantEdit

The 'Power Plant' (Japanese: むじんはつでんしょ Mujin Hatsudensho) lit. "unmanned power plant" is an abandoned building found at the end of a waterway just before the entrance to Rock Tunnel. At the end of the building is the legendary Pokémon Zapdos. In Gold, Silver, and Crystal, the Power Plant has been reactivated and is used to run the Magnet Train. Zapdos is no longer there.

Victory RoadEdit

'Victory Road' (Japanese: チャンピオンロード Chanpion Rōdo) is a cave that holds the only way to the Indigo Plateau, accessed to the west and north of Viridian City. The protagonist must have all eight badges to enter. Victory Road contains many high-level Pokémon, including the legendary Pokémon Moltres in the original Red and Blue versions of Pokémon. However, in the FireRed and LeafGreen remakes, Moltres has been moved to the Mt. Ember on the Sevii Islands.

Indigo PlateauEdit

The 'Indigo Plateau' (Japanese: セキエイこうげん Sekiei Kōgen) is the headquarters of the Pokémon League, located in northwest Kanto. In order to reach Indigo Plateau, trainers must collect all eight Gym Badges of Kanto or Johto and pass through Victory Road, a cave located at the foot of the Plateau.

Trainers face off with the Elite Four and the current Champion to become the new Champion. The Elite Four are considered to be the strongest trainers in the land, and each trainer specializes in a different type of Pokémon. The player must defeat all four trainers and the Champion consecutively to defeat the game and be crowned as the new Champion.

In the anime, an annual Pokémon League tournament is held in Indigo Stadium; the last trainer standing is crowned Champion. It is unknown whether or not the Champion faces off against the Elite Four afterward. The Pokémon Village, a resort which caters to the Pokémon trainers and other people who have come to watch the competition, is located at the center of the Plateau. Once Pokémon Contests come to Kanto, the yearly Grand Festival is held here as well.

The Pokémon LeagueEdit

Gym LeadersEdit

Name

Settlement

Type

Signature
Pokémon

Badge

Brock (game)B2W2
Brock

Pewter City

Rock

095

Boulderbadge
Boulder Badge

MistyB2W2
Misty

Cerulean City

Water

121

Cascadebadge
Cascade Badge

Lt. SurgeB2W2
Lt. Surge

Vermilion City

Electric

026

Thunderbadge
Thunder Badge

ErikaB2W2
Erika

Celadon City

Grass

(044) 045 / 182 / 071

Rainbow Badge
Rainbow Badge

KogaHGSS
Koga
(I and III)

Fuchsia City

Poison

049 / 110

Soulbadge
Soul Badge

Janine(B2W2)Sprite
Janine
(II and IV)

049

SabrinaB2W2
Sabrina

Saffron City

Psychic

065

Marshbadge
Marsh Badge

BlaineB2W2
Blaine

Cinnabar Island
(Seafoam Islands)

Fire

059 / 078

Volcanobadge
Volcano Badge

GiovanniB2W2
Giovanni
(I and III)

Viridian City

Ground

(111) 112 / 115 (053)/ 034 (Yellow) / 031

Earthbadge
Earth Badge

BlueB2W2
Blue
(II and IV)

???

130 / 103 / 059 (II) / 018 (IV)

Previous Gym LeadersEdit

Name

Settlement

Type

Signature
Pokémon

Badge

Black BeltHGSSsprite
Koichi
(Prior I)

Saffron City

Fighting

106 / 107

Marshbadge
Marsh Badge

Elite Four (Gen I & III)Edit

For Generation II and IV see Johto.

Name

Type

Signature
Pokémon

LoreleiFRLGsprite
Lorelei

Ice

131

BrunoHGSS
Bruno

Fighting

068

Agatha(GenIII)Sprite
Agatha

Ghost

094

LanceB2W2
Lance

Dragon

149

Champion (Gen I & III)Edit

For Generation II and IV see Johto.

Name

Type

Signature
Pokémon

BlueB2W2
Blue

Mix

003 / 006 / 009
(134 / 135 / 136)

TriviaEdit

  • Strangely, Kanto is named after the Japanese region of the same name, probably because Tokyo is in Kanto. This means Kanto is the only region that shares its name with a real world place, all other regions to date do not.
  • All locations in Kanto are named after colors with the exception of Pallet Town as a palette is a group of colors.
  • Another name for Kanto is Indigo. This is due to when the English speaking versions of Red and Blue were released the name of the region was completely absent from the games and many fans assumed the name was Indigo not Kanto, the name Indigo comes from the Indigo Plateau where the Elite Four and Champion are.
  • Kanto is in every Generation except Generation V and Generation VI.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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