This walkthrough was originally written for Pokémon Gold on the GBC, but the walkthrough is still applicable to the GBC version of the game.
Told there is a BERSERK GENE is in Route 24, but don't know the exact place?
Ever thought to find a NUGGET in MooMoo Farm?
Or, a cheap PP UP in Mountain Road?
Anyway it's all here, go check it out!
POKéMON GOLD / SILVER
HIDDEN Treasure HUNTING FAQ VER. 1.1
| A U T H O R \__________________|_G A M E D A T A \_______________________
|Author : Hafiz Rahman |Developer : Game Freak/Creatures |
|E-Mail : <not included> |Publisher : Nintendo |
|Homeland : Indonesia |Platform : GameBoy/GameBoy Color |
|Date : April 04, 2002 |Version : North American |
© 2001-2002 Hafiz Rahman
The disclaimer part is in the end of this file, it's not that I forgot it.
That means there is still no reason for you to steal it :)
Pokémon and related indicia are copyright 2000-2001 Nintendo/Creatures/
Game Freak and whoever else I never could list, all rights reserved. Used
without permission. Sorry... but millions of FAQ writer did this too :)
Table of Contents
1 Introduction & Version History
(About the FAQ itself, why is it here, and some other things you will find
in any other Introduction all over the world...)
2 How to be a Hunter
(What you need and what to do to get all the treasures...)
3 Treasure Hunting List Part 1: Johto
(Don't ask me what it is.)
4 Treasure Hunting List Part 1 1/5: Intermediate
(About places that couldn't be neither Johto nor Kanto.)
5 Treasure Hunting List Part 2: Kanto
(Don't ask me what it is.)
(In other words, thank you...)
(Some usual stuff most of you tend to ignore :)
(After-Ending scene. It's sad, really.)
Introduction & Version History
<December 4, 2001 - 05:31:25 PM, my computer time>
100 new monsters. Breeding. Chain breeding. New moves. Eggs. Colosseum.
Time Capsule. Pokégear. All these things had been stealing most Pokémon
players' attention from a small feature from the past R/B/Y games. Yeah, the
Treasure Hunting has been one of my favorite mini-game in this Pokémon
game. I spent quite some time all over Kanto (although they didn't put this
name in the first place) to search for hidden treasures in Blue version.
It's just interesting looking for items that could be ANYwhere. On the road,
inside a tree, behind a rock, wherever.
Why did you do that, you asked me. Don't you have to raise your Pokémon?
Well, nope. Unlike most of you, I don't really feel like raising mine to
their max. I do fill up my Pokédex, but I don't fill my box with anything
listed in there, already in Lv.100 with their best moves. I loved mine just
the way they are, young and weak :) I also don't have much friends for link
battle so having Lv.100 monsters aren't worth it. So that's why I'd rather
search for treasures than crawling for exps...:)
So now, in Gold version, I meet the feature back and since the world has
been double-sized from the first one, the hunt shall be twice greater as
well. I found out that it hasn't really covered much in any FAQ, so I
decided to make one.
I hope that this FAQ will be some sort of help, and I hope it is worth
reading it. If any of you needed help, sorry, I don't include e-mail,
because I'm just too lazy and don't have enough time to cover it all...
Thanks, and happy searching!
Version 1.0 January 12, 2002
- Everything you see is the content of version 1.0 :)
Version 1.1 April 04, 2002
- Side Areas are done, including caves, BUT darn it, the seas are NOT (yet)
- New treasure(s) contributed by reader(s) who actually found my address :)
- Did some spellchecking and such. English ain't no my main language, so
don't blame me for mistakes (please) :)
Things to expect in future version:
- Seas, maybe?
- Crystal version treasure, maybe?
Things NOT to expect in future version:
- Again, quick update.
- My e-mail address. I'm kinda lazy checking it, still.
How to be a Huntér
First of all, you might want to know that all we hunt here are scattered
items. In the world of Pokémon, there are many items hidden anywhere. It
could be right under your feet, or inside the stone right in front of you.
You don't get any signal or clue where it is, unlike in some Final Fantasy
games where the items are in jars, nor getting a "!" signal like in FFIX.
In order to find it, you will have to press A button to the direction
which you think the treasure is in. If you're doing right, you will be infor-
med that you found an item. Remember that the item could be anything, it
could be a mere Potion or a worth-tracking Full Restore (or PP UP :)
But we all know that it will be a real pain if we have to press A anytime
we step, or checking any corner and trees and stones and whatever. That's
why we will need the help from a handy item namely ITEMFINDER. This item
is back from R/B/Y version and it's as useful as ever.
To get the ITEMFINDER, all you need is to reach ECRUTEAK City and talk
to the guy inside the house next to the gym. He will give you the item for
free and it will sit right inside your bag. It is a KEY item, so you could
use it again and again without having to worry to lost it or charge its
Anywhere you feel like you want to search an item, just bring the ITEM-
FINDER and use it. There will be two kind of responses you might get:
A) Nope, ITEMFINDER isn't responding!
:: This is obvious, there are no item nearby. Look somewhere else. ::
B) Yes, ITEMFINDER indicates there's an item nearby!
:: You're close to the item! Keep searching! ::
However, the ITEMFINDER didn't tell you EXACTLY where the item is. It
does tell you that you're close to an item, but you should still check it by
yourself. So, you still have to move step-by-step, pressing A each time you
walk and checking every direction. However it will still be easier that way,
rather than getting no clue whatsoever :)
To help you searching, try using ITEMFINDER frequently as you will notice
the item location range. The range shown should be a full-square, so you
might want to know the borders of the square to help you find the item. Like
1 AAAAAAABBBBBBBCCCCCCC Okay, this is dumb coordinates, but
2 AAAAAAABBBBBBBCCCCCCC just to help you, the coordinates of
3 AAAAAAABBBBBBBCCCCCCC the upper-left-most of the A is (a,1),
4 AAAAAAABBBBBBBCCCCCCC thus the lower-right-most of the C
5 AAAAAAABBBBBBBCCCCCCC is (u,7). I hope you understand ^_^;
Understand this. The area with B is the item area, while the A and C are
not. If you stand anywhere on B, you will know that ITEMFINDER indicates
there's an item nearby. Of course, you won't get anything if you're standing
on A or C.
Now what if you don't know the range? That's why you need the ITEMFINDER.
As an example, you're standing anywhere on B. Your ITEMFINDER ringing, and
you're burning in passion as you're going to find treasure. Now you will
have to do as follow:
- Walk one step left. Use your ITEMFINDER again. If it does not indicate
anything, then STOP stepping left. If it does, walk one step to the left
again, use ITEMFINDER and check whether it still indicates or not.
Lather, rinse, repeat. Once your ITEMFINDER stops indicating, stop
moving to the left. You have found the LEFT border of the range.
- Now, you might as well check one step up and down. This way, you will
eventually find the TOP and the DOWN border.
- Thus, it will be easier for you to find the RIGHT border too. Do so.
- Now you get all the borders, just try to find the item inside this
border. Move along the LEFT/RIGHT/DOWN/UP border consecutively and
patiently. Finally, you will find the item.
And just a little secret between you and me, if somehow you could notify
the area like it shown above, somehow the item is located at B(k,4). In
English, it is in the middle of all the range. Believe me or not!
Note that the steps above are for patient and dilligent people. There are
two kind of people in this world. People who used his brain to work in order,
or in a NEAT way, and people who used his brain to work randomly, or SCRUFFY.
NEAT people uses the steps above. SCRUFFY people, you could include me, just
ignore those borders, and try to find the items randomly. Sometimes random
search are even better and faster, but of course you can't always depend on
Both ways are good. Just find out in which side are you, NEAT or SCRUFFY,
and use your own way to find the items. Eventually, all of you will find the
items you want.
One more thing. In R/B/Y, one thing that might be helpful is that hidden
items is usually in either:
A) A corner.
B) A lone rock or tree.
C) A weird, one-of-a-kind things.
D) once in a blue moon, hidden behind bush (needed CUT).
In other words, the hiding place could easily be recognized. However, in
this Gold/Silver version, things are getting harder and tougher. Now, items
could be just on the ground, which is hard to recognize since most ground
are wide area, and so on. So keep in mind that all you have to do is to
press A for each step and for each direction you could face.
Heh, just kidding. I just realize that there is a new pattern of hidden
items in Gold/Silver. It is:
A) Most item lying on the ground next to a corner or a dead-end. Like this:
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ S X|_|_|
Imagine that the boxes are trees or walls or whatever you couldn't step
on. Usually the item will be at the place noted with X. If you want to
get it, you will have to stand on S, face east to the X and press A.
B) Earlier in the game, the old pattern is back, you should stand right
on the corner and check the wall surrounding it.
C) More earlier in the game, mostly in Kanto, the other old pattern are
also back. Item mostly hidden inside a lone-obvious rock.
D) If there's any pattern I could find, I will put it here :)
So, as a summary:
- Treasure hunting is actually looking for lost items activity.
- You do this by pressing A to check the ground, or anything you face.
- Lost items could be anywhere, and you're dumb if you try to press A for
each step you take. At the very least, you will hurt your thumb a lot.
- That's why, you will need an ITEMFINDER. You get it from a man in
ECRUTEAK City, and it's free.
- You don't need to have ITEMFINDER to find hidden treasures, but again,
it's dumb not to have it.
- ITEMFINDER doesn't tell you the exact location, but it will ruin the
fun factor if it does anyway :)
- You have to be patient once ITEMFINDER shows you the item range. You
could use the NEAT or the SCRUFFY way, depend on how you work with your
- Check weird noticeable things first. Usually items lay next to them, but
don't you always depend on this fact.
- Check corners. Just don't ask me why, perhaps the designers aren't that
good in hiding treasures...:)
- Treasure Hunting is fun, and once you get into it, you will forgot that
your baby Pidgey needed a little level-up treat...:)
Author Note: These FAQ was made based on my own Gold version game. I do not
own Silver nor Crystal, nor planning to have and play one. I believe both
G/S have similar treasures, but if it doesn't, then please don't ask me to
do so for Silver. I'm not as workaholic as you guys when it comes to Pokémon.
UPDATE:: Now I have Crystal, and maybe about to play it, and maybe I'll try
doublecheck into it but don't expect me to be able to do that FAST. Sorry :)
Treasure Hunting List Part 1: Johto
::NOTE:: The item will be listed as you went through the game. That means,
you could also use this list as a small walktrough. Enjoy.
J O H T O
Johto is the first world map where your character should explore. You will
have to collect all the 8 badges all over the cities in this place. Check
your Pokégear to see the world map. Many new Pokémon lives here (the ones
listed as #152 and above, that is). If you take notice, most cities in this
map are tree name-based. Cherry, teak, wood, whatever.
1. New Bark Town
The Town Where the Winds of A New Beginning Blow
Description:: Your hometown. I mean, your character's hometown. Your mom and
Prof. Elm lives here. If you keep going east, you will eventu-
ally reach KANTO, the second world-map where R/B/Y version
took place (Ash's world, that is).
2. Route 29: Cherrygroove City - New Bark Town
Description:: Quite a long way, especially when you compare it with the later
route you will find, but it's not that hard. You might want to
use CUT in advance, what else, than to make shortCUTs :)
3. Cherrygroove City
The City of Cute, Fragrant Flowers
Description:: The first city you will reach. Nothing's quite interesting,
but you'll meet your archrival for the first time here.
4. Route 30: Violet City - Cherrygroove City
Description:: Pay a visit to Mr. Pokémon's house and get some berries. This
is also the first time you will get your first phone-pal.
POTION: Go to Mr. Pokémon's house and check the flower patch to the lower
left. Check the lower-left-most flower from its left side (i.e. head
5. Route 31: Violet City - Cherrygroove City
Description:: The way are getting somewhat longer, but it's not that hard.
You will find Dark Cave, but as it name tells it is pitch-dark
inside and I don't want to talk about it right now.
6. Violet City
The City of Nostalgic Scents
Description:: Your first gym battle is here. Get to SPROUT TOWER too.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Falkner
The Elegant Master of Flying Pokémon
HYPER POTION: You need CUT to get this. To the right of Earl's Pokémon
Academy, CUT the bush and move up. Stand one square before the
dead end, face north, and get the item (I believe that there's
a VISIBLE item there, but the hidden one is also there!).
7. Sprout Tower
Experience the Way of Pokémon
Description:: The place made for something... see it by yourself and get
your first HM here.
8. Route 32: Violet City - Azalea Town
Description:: A long way to run, but that's what you need for some level-up,
filling Pokédex and hatching the egg. Fishing, anyone? There's
a Pokécenter in the end of the road.
SUPER POTION: Walk to the grass patch in the upper section of the water area.
The treasure is on the top-right-most ground, so stand one
square before it (i.e. on its west or south) and face east or
GREAT BALL: It is in the dead-end of the short way north of Pokécenter. The
item is right where Frieda of Friday is standing. Stand one
square before it, face east, and enjoy.
9. Union Cave (Upper Floor only)
Description:: A place to get ground Pokémon. I personally hate caves, but
feel free and make yourself at home in this place.
10. Route 33: Union Cave - Azalea Town
Description:: Heh, a real short route. There's a SLOWPOKE WELL but ignore it
FULL HEAL: It is right in the middle of the northern wall of the entrance of
SLOWPOKE WELL (phew). Face south, and you'll get it.
11. Azalea Town
Where People and Pokémon Live in Happy Harmony
Description:: A simple place where Kurt the ball maker lives.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Bugsy
The Walking Bug Pokémon Encyclopedia
12. Slowpoke Well (without HM Strength)
Description:: A nice place to get one of my favorite dude. Slowpoke.
13. Ilex Forest
Description:: Full of weak bugs. You need HM CUT to get through, but soon
you'll have it.
FULL HEAL: After the sign that warns you about falling items, which located
near the water area, circle around to the small dead-end in east
and again, the item is on the dead-end ground. So stand one square
before it, just as usual, face east, and press A.
SUPER POTION: After the Full Heal, keep heading northeast and you'll find
another small dead-end to the north. This time the item is
also on the dead-end ground, so stand one square below it, face
north, and get the item.
ETHER: After Super Potion, move east and north pass the ledge and see another
small dead-end to the east. Ether may be found on the dead-end square,
so stand one square before, face east and get it. I bet you couldn't
guess it would be there, rite? (:sigh:) Game Freak isn't that creative
13. Route 34: Goldenrod City - Azalea Town; Ilex Forest Somewhere Between
Description:: Another short way. Look, it's Pokémon Day Care! It's breeding
SUPER POTION: It's in the backyard of the Day Care. From the door, walk 3
steps south and then 3 steps east. Press A. Sounds like
pirate, eh? :)
14. Goldenrod City
The Festive City of Opulent Charm
Description:: Celadon City of Johto region. Explore it by yourself and get
a bike, radio card and coin case. The Hair Cut is here too.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Whitney
The Incredibly Pretty Girl!
PARLYZ HEAL: Head to the Basement. There's a space in between Hair Cut
brothers' desk and the other desk to the north of it. As usual,
the item is on the dead-end, so stand one square before and
face the empty space to get the item (i.e. to the east).
ANTIDOTE: From the Hair Cut, move north and head east to the locked door.
From the front of the door, move one step south, face west, and
get the item.
15. Route 35
Description:: Still a short way, but some trainers might hold you down.
16. National Park
Description:: Enjoy the Bug-Catching Contest!
FULL HEAL: Go way north-east and find a little open space to get behind the
fence. You may want to get the Pokéball to the southeast, but
that's not what we called a treasure. Instead, move west, follow
the path and then to the south. If you get straight down,
you'll get another item, but to get the treasure move southeast
and yes, you'll see the entrance of the Park. Guess what, the
item is on the dead-end! Bet you couldn't recognize a pattern
here, could you? :)
17. Route 36
Description:: Another short way with only two trainers. Catch that Sudowoodo
and let the road be free...
18. Route 37
Description:: Another short way, but has three kind of Apricons!
ETHER: Right in the left-most corner near the route sign. Face the square
and press the A button. Notice the pattern? :)
19. Ecruteak City
A Historical City Where the Past Meets the Present
Description:: Nice, have access to Tin Tower and Burning Tower (see Side-
Areas section below). HM Surf is here.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Morty
The Mystic Seer of the Future
HYPER POTION: Move north and see the small pond. Move in front of the door
of the house nearby (to the east). From the door, move 2 step
south and six step east. Face east, get the item.
20. Route 38: Olivine City - Ecruteak City
Description:: A straightforward road with a chance to get Miltank...
21. Route 39: Olivine City - Ecruteak City
Description:: Visit Farmland and help them out. This place is yet so short.
NUGGET: Stand in front of the door of Farmland's main house. Move 8 steps
south and press A. If you can't find it, then add one more step
to the south and press A. Sorry, I can't remember exactly -_-...
22. Olivine City
The Port Closest to Foreign Lands
Description:: HM Strength! And, well, have a nice visit in the port...
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Jasmine
The Steel-Clad Defense Girl
23. Olivine Lighthouse
Description:: Go help that poor Ampharos...
HYPER POTION: It is in floor # 05, where you fight the bird keeper one
(the loser that will FLY way back to Cianwood, that is :).
Move down to the dead-end and check the right-most corner.
(:sigh:) This is getting pretty repetitive and boring...
24. Route 40: Cianwood City - Olivine City
Description:: Remember the SURF down to Seafoam island and Cinnabar Island
in R/B/Y? Here we go the first part of the long winding road!
HYPER POTION: Now this is getting somewhat intriguing and interesting :)
For this, you will need to teach TM 08: Rock Smash to one of
your Pokémon. Don't worry, the item isn't in the water, it's
still on the beach, near the route sign. Break the leftmost
rock and the item is right beneath it. You still need to
press A to find it, though.
25. Route 41: Cianwood City - Olivine City
Description:: Same old Tentacool... Tentacool again... My, where's the land?!
Treasures:: <bear with me, the sea is rough and wide! Give me a lil' more
time! I don't think there's an item underwater, though...>
26. Cianwood City
A Port Surrounded by Rough Seas
Description:: HM Fly! Now you don't have to SURF that long way. However,
remember that you're here to help Jasmine and Ampharos.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Chuck
His Roaring Fist do the Talking
REVIVE: Rock Break the second rock placed from the north. You have to beat
a Lv.15 Krabby first (as for me, that is).
MAX ETHER: Again, Rock Break the leftmost rock, near the house.
27. Route 42: Ecruteak City - Mahogany Town
Description:: You will need SURF and CUT to get another Apricorns. Don't
worry, it's another short way. See the dark MT. MORTAR
entrance, but ignore it first.
???: The ITEMFINDER indicates there's an item in the small lake you will
find. But where? How? I've got no idea. If it's underwater, then how
do I get it? I dunno! AArrgh! (The roar of a frustated hunter...)
MAX POTION: I don't know what happened to me, the item is just so easy to
find. It is in the west side of the small island in the middle
of the small lake, just stick to the surface and face east to
28. Mahogany Town
Welcome to the Home of the Ninja
Description:: Weird city, closed gym... RAGECANDYBAR...
Pokémon Gym:: Pryce
The Teacher of the Winter's Harshness
29. Lake of Rage
Description:: RED Gyarados! Go get it. It's rare. Anyway, don't get into
the first building you see. Right, that building to the right.
DON'T get into it. Choose the grass patch way instead.
FULL RESTORE: You need SURF and CUT. From the very first entrance (not with
the Rockets) stay in the left side and SURF the water to get
to a somewhat-secret road (but NOT the one with Bitter Berry,
it is to the north of it). Keep moving, cut the bush and move
up a little. FULL RESTORE is on the ground, near the ledge
area. Unusually, it's one square before the corner :) Stand
right on the corner, face west and get the item.
MAX ETHER: After FULL RESTORE, move up and right, get another bush CUT and
MAX ETHER should be lying on the ground nearby...
MAX POTION: Although you could get the signal by keep moving up and east af-
ter getting MAX ETHER, actually you should get back and head to
the lake on the normal way. Head to the most northeast part of
the lake, see a little corner of tree to the west and as usual
the item is there.
30. Team Rocket Hideout (Under Mahogany Town's Shop)
Description:: Watch out explosives Voltorb! Anyway, that's our old Lance,
REVIVE: Head down to floor #02, but get up the stair again. Move 2 steps
north and press A.
FULL HEAL: In floor #04, head south to see a little dead end with computer.
The item is in the supercomputer or cupboard or whatever it is,
number three from the wall (so stand beside the computer and
31. Radio Tower of Goldenrod City
Description:: If only they had an elevator...
32. Basement (Behind the locked door)
Description:: Watchout your rival's 3rd grade evolution starter!
MAX POTION: After getting the first visible FULL HEAL (by turning SWITCH 1
on), walk to the southwest corner and face east. Press A to get
REVIVE: For the very first time turn SWITCH 3 on, move directly south until
the burglar challenges you. Beat him, then turn around and press A
as the item is right behind you.
33. Route 44: Mahogany Town - Blackthorn City
Desription:: A quite small route with no grasses so you could get out of it
without any encounter whatsoever. But obviously there will be
some trainers too.
Treasures:: N/A (or have I found something but forgot to note it out?)
34. Ice Path
Desription:: Bring something with STRENGTH. No way out without it.
CARBOS: Push all the boulders to the hole, and get down to the huge skating
zone. Move to the southwest part and see a little no-skate area :)
As usual the item is in the very most corner, you know where.
ICE HEAL: After CARBOS, continue your journey until you came by a small room
with ledges. Reach your own way to the ladder in the middle, but
don't get down first. Instead, stand on the top-left corner of the
no-skate area (with the ladder that is) and move up. You should
bump a lone stone. Press A and get the item.
MAX POTION: Okay, now you may climb down the ladder. Move right. See the lone
stone in the middle of the others? Get yourself there, face it
and press A.
35. Blackthorn City
Desription:: Ledges, ledges and ledges... anyway, visit the Move Deleter!
36. Dragon's Den
Desription:: The name said the inside! (I know that's kinda pushy... :)
REVIVE: Immediately in Floor 3 (the first large room you'll see), move to
the rightmost corner and if you have read the whole FAQ up thru here
it'll be easy for you to guess where the item is :)
MAX ETHER: After you get the DRAGON FANG, surf to the small water area in
west and check the northwest corner. Face north (to the square
rock) and you'll get it.
37. Route 44: Mountain Rd. Ahead*
* I'm assuming that you start it from Blackthorn City, not from the area
down there between New Bark Town and Cherrygroove city. Anyway, there's
no chance for you to climb up the ledges from down there :)
Desription:: Way, way down without any chance of getting back up. There are
some different routes with different trainers here...
PP UP: Okay, listen carefully. Stay near the rightmost wall while keep moving
down and jumping the ledges, and eventually you will meet a small pond
with a MYSTERYBERRY tree (if I'm not wrong). Now SURF into the small
pond and make your way to the southwest corner. Move one square to the
right, face north, and press A.
(Yep, it's underwater. I guess I had to take the chance searching up
Route 41 also... sigh... I can't stand rough seas...)
Side Areas: Johto
* I'm assuming that you're getting in from near Violet City entrance.
Desription:: Dark. Dark. Dark. Even the items are for Dark-type.
ELIXER: Keep moving and stick to the southern part of the cave. Eventually,
you will find the way out, the entrance from Mountain Path (the
place with two Berry trees nearby). From that entrance, keep moving
northwest and you will eventually have to Rock Break another rock.
Do so, and you will see a little corner in the northwestern place
nearby. As usual, the item is there.
Ruins of Alph
Desription:: You know where it is. Check your gear map.
Union Cave (deep down inside, i.e. floor 2, Lapras and another puzzle areas)
Desription:: Notice that the trainers here are strong and the wild Pokémon
ones are also at some kind of high level. Don't get inside it
too soon, or else you might ended up in front of the Pokémon
Center you last visited, with half-cut money in you pocket.
SlowPoké Well (with HM Strength)*
* With HM Strength, you will be able to move the boulder at north thus
getting deeper inside the well.
Desription:: Well, this is the place to get Metal Coat...
Treasures:: N/A, I'm happy to say.
Desription:: Be prepared for the legendary dogs...
ULTRA BALL: Right away, jump straight to the hole to your left once you
enter the tower. Once you're down, face left, and get the
BURN HEAL: Now climb back up, and jump straight to the hole to your
right. Face the empty space between the rock lines, and as
always it's there.
ETHER: Okay, climb up again. Now move northwest, break the rock with Rock
Smash, face the trainer and keep moving as you could see that the
path circles around the middle of the room. Don't drop down the
hole yet, instead just go to the end, you could get the visible
item there, and see that there's a little corner (nook?) to the
east? As always, it's there.
NUGGET: Once you broke free the dogs, move up the ladder until you hit
the wall, move one step left, face south, and check it out.
* To avoid confusion, let's say that the first floor is the very first
floor you see once you enter the tower (i.e. the one that looked
similar with Sprout Tower, with fenced wiggling-pillar).
Desription:: One simple word. Ho-oh.
MAX POTION: In FLOOR #4, on the very northeast corner where you should
reach first from the ladder in FLOOR #3. From there, reach
the platform with the wiggling-something in the center. You
know, the one that used to be a giant Bellsprout in Sprout
Tower. Yep, that moving pillar. From that platform, check
the most northeast square of it.
FULL RESTORE: In FLOOR #5, try to get to the very southeastern platform
where you could also find a down ladder there. Stand beside
the ladder, face north, get the item.
CARBOS: Still, in FLOOR #5, now try to get to the very southwestern
platform. The place is an isolated area, you couldn't go anywhere
but going back :) From the ladder, move down one step, face east,
get that item.
* From here, to avoid confusion, there are four island here. From now on,
I will call them the NE (northeast), NW (northwest), SE (southeast)
and SW (southwest) islands. The SW, as an example, is the island
closest to Cianwood City, and the NE, I believe, is the place to get
in touch with Lugia.
Desription:: Another simple word. Lugia.
MAX ETHER: NE island. First, get rid the WHIRLPOOL and move to the
lone platform near that WHIRLPOOL. It is the small corner that
is surrounded by seas. SURF there, and check the southeastern
corner of that four-square land.
ULTRA BALL: Still in NE island, get into the cave and FLASH it up. SURF
all way right and get down the ladder. After that, keep moving
to northeast and you will eventually see a little corner to
the north (with 2 rocks). Stand before the corner, get it.
FULL RESTORE: NW island. Get inside the cave, down the ladder and you will
be on a huge room. Move south, still on the high platform,
and you will eventually meet a ladder to the lower platform.
Check the stone located at the leftmost of that place.
RARE CANDY: NW island. I don't know how will you do it, but from the place
you get that FULL RESTORE (see above), find your own way to
the very northeast corner of the huge room. You're on the right
place if you could find a ladder up and a corner to the north.
As usual, check there.
* From here, since there are three entrances, I will give it some notes.
ENTRANCE 1: Near Ecruteak City, before SURFING or anything else.
ENTRANCE 2: The entrance found after SURFING once, near the place with
ENTRANCE 3: The entrance found near Mahogany Town, with a trainer nearby
Desription:: The place is so damn confusing, the encounter rate is kinda
high, it needs to be FLASHed up first... Better bring up some
Escape Rope... (and an empty space in your team, trust me).
HYPER POTION: ENTRANCE 1. Get in, FLASH up, get into the door to next room,
then (in the next room) keep moving east, you will see a
boulder, but keep moving east and get to the door in the end
of the way. Get in, and you will be in somewhat watery area.
Hit the stone to your west, and press A.
(maybe, if you take note, it would be easier if you get in
from ENTRANCE 3, as you will already be in the room with that
item if you do so :)
FULL RESTORE: ENTRANCE 3. Find your very own way, to the place where you
could get the item namely Dragon Scale. If you can't, just
try to SURF, use WATERFALL on the waterfall (duh), get into
the door, and you'll be in a huge room. The Dragon Scale
should be relatively in the northest part of the room. Using
some SURF or so, you will eventually reach there. If you
find it, you should see that there are two ledges lined up
vertically (top and down) to the right of the platform where
the item is. Now move around all your way back to the northern
way (before the ledges), then drop down the first ledge,
stand on the left side of it, face east, get the item.
MAX REPEL: Now, to the west of the Dragon Scale, there should be a ladder.
Climb it up. Now, keep moving east, ignore the first ladder you
see, and eventually you will see the rightmost ladder, to the
lowest platform. There should be a lone rock there, check it out.
(maybe, if you take note, you should see that you are actually in
the big room that is connected by ENTRANCE 1 and 3. If you want
to ruin all of your exploration, just jump off the ledge near
the lone rock and you should find yourself in a familiar place.
However it could be confusing because when I got in from ENTRANCE
1 and reach the northeast part of the big room (that is, the
place after you drop down that ledge near the lone rock),
ITEMFINDER could indicate that hidden item. Of course, we
couldn't get it from there because of the ledge, and we should
use the ENTRANCE 2 instead. But anyway, after all, bet you don't
care or even understand what I'm talking about. Just forget it :)
MAX REVIVE: Anyway, from the MAX REPEL, move up the ladder again, move north
west to the ladder you see before, down, and follow the way to
southwest. You will eventually find a ladder down. Climb it down,
and you will see a lone rock near you, sits right in the middle
of the way. Just check it out.
(Just a note, to make things all easier, it is the place where
Blackbelt Kiyo is training secretly).
<Phew, can't believe I just explore this cave :>
Description:: Alright, this place is NOT supposed to be a side-area. This is
the final place, where you will get the final showdown, with...
I won't spoil it anymore :) However, this place is only
accesible once Prof. Oak told you to go there. And Prof. Oak
will tell you to go there only if you have collected 16 badges
DIRE HIT: From the entrance, just move up and east, up the higher platform,
follow the path and go to the ledges in east. You will see a lone
rock. Do as usual.
ULTRA BALL: Now follow and progress yourself until you find the door to the
north. Don't get in--instead, walk southeast and you will find
a small corner of rocks. Stand one square before, get the item.
MAX POTION: Now enter that door (see above). Once you get in, see the lone
rock to your left and check it out.
<Just a note, I finished this whole treasure-hunting adv. right in this
place! Well, there are still those sea routes, but... :>
Treasure Hunting List Part 1 1/2: Intermediate
Desription:: One (err, two) big waterfall exist, right inbetween the two
big continents... However your nice HM will get you through it.
Desription:: The big ship travels between Olivine City of Johto and Vermilion
City of Kanto. You may get on it if you've become a champion,
Treasure Hunting List Part 2: Kanto
K A N T O
Any Pokémon veteran who had played the R/B/Y should've familiar with these
places and feelings. Yep, the world map where Ash Ketchum lives and wander,
it's here for you to explore. Much things had happened since Ash's conquer
of Pokémon League. The volcano in Cinnabar Island erupted. The Power Plant
had been rebuilt and reused once again. The Pokémon Tower in Lavender had
turned into a Radio Tower. Safari Zone's closed. Mimic had to move from her
previous home because it was torned down and replaced with a train station.
Many things had happened, and the worse is, I have spoiled all the fun and
all the surprise to you :) Sorry, sorry guys...
1. Route 27
Description:: Your very first step in Kanto should be not so long ago. Now
is the time to take a brave step, your very first step toward
the Pokémon League. Err, anyway, visit the nearest house to
get a TM.
2. Route 26: Pokémon League Reception Gate
Description:: Keep moving, as you see other trainers with the same purpose
as you have in your mind. Battle them, and maybe they'll see
that, unlike you, they're not prepared enough.
3. Victory Road
Description:: Cheers. No boulder moving, no trainers. This place is getting
quite nicer nowadays. The encounter rate might still high,
but it won't be as hard as in the past to get through Victory
FULL HEAL: Right after the entrance, move to the left side of the leftmost
LONE rock, and face that rock. The item should be there.
MAX POTION: Sooner or later (usually after you battle your rival), you'll
find the one and only hole. After you drop down, stand to the
north of the lone rock nearby, face south, and get the item.
4. Indigo Plateau: The ultimate goal for trainers! - Pokémon League HQ
Description:: This is it, trainers. The place for you all to grab any fame
and honor. Anyway, I had a good tips for trainers who hadn't
enough level to battle Elite Four. First, save ALL of your
money in your mom. Now, use any of your best Pokémon and
challenge Elite Four. Somehow, eventually, you will get much
experiences, much level-ups, and whether you could reach
Lance or not, let yourself defeated. I mean, if you think
that your Pokémon aren't good enough to battle in this place,
it's OK and just let yourself beaten. Once all of your buddy
fainted, move inside the building and talk to the man with
Abra and get way back home to mom. Save all of your money
with your mom again, SURF to the east water area, move about
two square left and you should be able to FLY back to Indigo
Plateau. Prepare your Pokémon again, face the Elite Four
again, get beaten (or retreat) again, talk to the man with
Abra, save ALL your money, lather, rinse, repeat. That way,
you will eventually build up your Pokémon level plus you
will gain some money as you could beat some of the Elites.
By using that way, I could eventually beat up all the Elites
with less problem, so I guess it won't hurt for you to try
Treasures:: N/A (this time, focus on the battle of your lifetime :)
5. Vermilion City
The Port of Exquisite Sunset
Description:: Once you get off the ship, you will be here. Anyway, that
Snorlax is still blocking the way, and now it's fourth as
bigger! As a little secret of our own, that man near the
Snorlax will give you a HP Up if you collect all the Kanto
(remember, Kanto) badges.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Lt. Surge
The Lightning American
FULL HEAL: Move and stand next to the bush that lead to the Gym. Face south
(to the plant that cannot be CUT) and press A.
- From reader -
The whereabouts of this item was informed by "DragonSquallZ"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, so the whole credits goes to him/her :)
IRON:: Now this will be a little bit tricky. First you will need to go to
Cianwood City (right, in Johto) and board in the fast ship there. Once
the ship's arrived, get out of it and STAY! Stand on the dock's
bridge and SURF to the water area to your right. Just SURF all way
up, and then all way right. Keep facing to your right and the IRON
should be there.
6. Route 6
Description:: A short way with no trainer to the next destination.
7. Saffron City
Shining, Golden Land of Commerce
Description:: What else can I say, this is one of the biggest city in
Kanto. It has Magnet Train now, you should take advantage
as a way of transportation, until you know that something's
wrong with the electricity...
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Sabrina
The Master of Psychic Pokémon!
8. Route 5
Description:: Ah, the old Day Care is here. But now they're moving to
Johto, as we have knew...
9. Cerulean City
A Mysterious Blue Aura Surrounds It
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Misty
The Tomboyish Mermaid
BERSERK GENE: First, find by yourself the guy that'll tell you there was
a dungeon in this town in the past, with a strong Pokémon
inside... After that, the guy will tell you that his ITEM-
FINDER is responding. Now, don't act dumb by checking the
ground. Just leave him, move up the bridge and turn around
to the river in west. Keep moving down and you will eventu-
ally see the guy again. Now, in front of that guy, to the
west, you should see a corner. Check it. This is by far the
second hidden treasure that was 'clued' by a person in the
game. The first one, I believe, is the item in Burned Tower.
10. Route 9: Cerulean City - Rock Tunnel
Description:: Ahh, memories...
ETHER: Once you battle CAMPER SID, move south until you hit the plant,
move one step left, face south, get the item.
11. Power Plant
Description:: Hey, this place ain't messed around like it was before!
12. Route 24
Description:: Cerulean Cape Ahead! A place each girl should love...
Anyway, if you look for BERSERK GENE, check the Cerulean
City section above.
POTION: An obvious lone plant in northwest area, I quickly use it on my
Lapras without any thinking. So easy to find, it deserves to be
a potion anyway :)
13. Route 25
Description:: Annoying kids awaits!
14. Rock Tunnel*
* Assuming that you enter it from near Lavender Town. I know, I should
have done it in reversal order, but this will give you more
challenge to explore Kanto, sorry :)
Description:: The old place with new layout.
X DEFEND: Once you enter the place, FLASH it up, move a little to the
eastern way and see a corner to the north nearby. Stand one
square before the corner, face east, get the item.
MAX POTION: Now find the ladder down (or is it up?). Down (or up) there,
move south, find a little corner, and use the usual way.
Not pretty creative, even in Kanto, eh, GameFreak?
X ACCURACY: Now find the ladder up, and find the next ladder up, and
some other ladders. Eventually, you will be in a place with
some rocks lined-up making 90º-ly-counterclockwise-rotated
L-shape. In English, they should looked like this:
If you still not pretty clear, just use your ITEMFINDER
each time you climb a ladder and it will eventually show
you the way. Now, as usual, check the corner inside the L.
(And if you still not pretty clear enough, it IS in the
very first floor when you get in the Rock Tunnel via
15. Route 10: Cerulean City - Lavender Town
Description:: What do you expect from this tiny weeny way anyway?
There used to be a lone rock with hidden item here before,
but now it's gone.
16. Lavender Town
A Noble Purple Town
Description:: Now, there's a new Soul House, since the old tower had
been replaced with a Radio Tower.
17. Route 8
Description:: They got Haunter here at night, believe me or not.
18. Route 7
Description:: And Murkrow and Houndour, at this place.
19. Celadon City
The City of Rainbow Dreams
Description:: Here she is, the biggest city on Kanto!
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Erika
The Nature Loving Princess
PP UP: Find the restaurant, but don't get in. Instead, move east and then
north to a dead end. Stick in the corner, face north, check it out.
20. Cycling Road (and Route 18)
Description:: It's hard to get the item, you have to move horizontally,
from left-to-right or in reversal, and not vertically.
MAX ETHER: Right in the grasses you met at the first time. It's two square
away from the southern grasses border and it's one square away
from the eastern grasses border. If you can't get what I mean,
just check the grasses :)
MAX ELIXER: Cycle your way down until you hit the wall. Move to the center
and see there are two fences in the middle of the way. The item
is in the left fence.
21. Fuschia City
Behold! It's Passion Pink!
Description:: Sigh, no more Safari Zone... They don't even leave an item!
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Janine
The Poisonous Ninja Master
Treasures:: I told you it's N/A, they don't even leave an item :)
22. Route 15: Fuschia City - Lavender Town
Description:: Chansey, where are you?
23. Route 14
Description:: Chansey: As rare as ever.
24. Route 13: North to Silence Bridge
Description:: I remembered that this place was full of Bird Keeper
in the past, my Pikachu had quite some level up or so.
CALCIUM: Find a Trainer Tips sign that told you to check the left side
of the post? Then do so. Turn around to the corner and check
the fence. It's three clued item now.
25. Route 12: North to Lavender Town
Description:: Get the Super Rod here!
ELIXER: Find a small land surrounded by water at north, SURF there,
face the southwest square, press A.
26. Route 11
Description:: I remembered I've got my first Drowzee here.
REVIVE: As always, the lone plant nearby the entrance hide something.
I mean, the EAST entrance, not from the Diglett Cave one.
27. Diglett's Cave
Description:: What else, it's a Diglett only!
MAX REVIVE: Sigh, this is not creative... Check the obvious lone rock
in the middle of the way. I didn't even need my ITEMFINDER
to find it...
28. Route 2: Viridian City - Pewter City
Description:: The Forest is all... gone! Anyway, this is the place to
get your Pikachu, as you might see. Any fans, cheers.
FULL RESTORE: Once you enter the place where it used to be the Forest,
you should see four square plant in front of you. Check
the northwestern one.
REVIVE: From the entrance, move east until you hit a corner. Face south,
and get the item.
MAX ETHER: Once you found the berry tree, keep moving on the way. While
you move south, you will hit another corner. Face east, get
FULL HEAL: From the corner where you get Max Ether, move west and north,
and you will get yet another corner. Stand one square before
the corner, face north. Get the item.
29. Pewter City
A Stone Gray City
Description:: And the Museum is closed too...
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Brock
The Rock Solid Pokémon Trainer
30. Route 3
Description:: The same old route.
31. Mt. Moon
Description:: Go get those cute fellow from outer space!
32. Route 4
Description:: It is outside Mt. Moon, that is.
ULTRA BALL: Soon you will fight a female trainer. Near her, there
should be a "platform", a place that is higher than the
other. Climb the ladder and move north until you hit the
wall. Move one step left, face south, get the item.
33. Viridian City
The Eternally Green Paradise
Description:: To meet the gym's leader, go to Cinnabar Island.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: ...
The rest of the text is illegible...
34. Route 1: Pallet Town - Viridian City
Description:: Wait, don't step on tall grass, wild Pokémon lives there!
Remember that? No? So this is your first Pokémon game, eh?
35. Pallet Town
A Tranquil Setting of Purity
Description:: Ah, hometown. Anyway, meet Prof. Oak, Ash's mom, and of
course, Daisy ;)
36. Route 21
Treasures:: My service excludes sea areas, at least for now :)
37. Route 20
Treasures:: My service excludes sea areas, at least for now :)
38. Route 19
Treasures:: My service excludes sea areas, at least for now :)
39. Cinnabar Island
The Fiery Town of Burning Desire
Description:: Nothing's much but Blue here.
RARE CANDY: As usual, an item sits in the corner to the northeast.
Stand one square before it, as usual.
40. Seafoam Island
Description:: Nothing's much but Blaine here.
Pokémon Gym:: Leader: Blaine
41. Route 22
Description:: Nothing has been changed a lot here.
42. Route 28
Description:: A whole new path! Bring up your SURFer and CUTter!
FULL RESTORE: Keep SURFing and keep moving until you hit the most western
part. You're in the right place if you're on a platform with
double line of plant. Move and stand beside the plant to the
rightmost, hit the wall, move one step right, face south, get
RARE CANDY: Find the Center, and move to the path to your right that is
closed with bushes. CUT those bushes, visit the hidden house
you will found, get out, keep moving to northeast until you hit
the corner. Face north, get the item.
Side Areas: Kanto
Undeground Path - Cerulean City-Vermilion City*
* I'm assuming that you're getting in from near Vermilion City entrance.
Desription:: At first, this place is closed. But once you could collect
all 8 Kanto badges, and beat all trainers in Kanto, this place
will be opened up. At least that's what happened to me :)
I really don't know what makes this place opened again :)
Seriously, I guess you have to beat the Bikers gang or
whatever their name was, all of them, and eventually the
place will be opened up again. As far as I remember, it was
my very first time to get a hidden item using a ITEMFINDER
in this place, way back then in Blue. Ahh, memories... :)
X SPECIAL: Alright, once you're underground, move west until you hit the
wall. Move one step up, press A. One step up again, press A.
Keep doing this until you found the item. Sorry I couldn't
notice the exact place :)
FULL RESTORE: From the north ladder, keep moving down a little and press A
for each step you take. I mean, it's hard to take note when
everything's look all the same :) Just keep move down and
you'll find it.
Allah SWT, for everything. _Every_thing.
- CJayC. No reason needed :)
- "DragonSquallZ" <email@example.com>,
Despite of the little error saying the new hidden item is in Viridian (it
is actually in Vermillion), but his/her discovery is invaluable for this
FAQ. Thanx for being so eagle-eyed hunter!!! Check Vermillion section to
see where the item goes!
- CreatureKeeper 20XX, for making a nice trainer FAQ. It's fun and worth
reading. Keep rocking and writing :)
- MMeevasin, for making the one and only Gold/Silver walktrough I have in
my harddisk to help me through the game... It was a great FAQ indeed.
- Donald, for his G/S/C FAQ. I used it as a comparation, as an alternative
helper, and as a great source of Pokémon thingies. Thanks a lot dude.
- Megawati Soekarnoputri. She's the president of my country, and she (or
whoever it is) gave us students a long holiday during November-December
2001, thus giving me a lot of free time to play Gold and make this FAQ :)
- Whoever had an idea for GameFreak to add the feature of registering a key
item and having SELECT buttion as shortcut to use it in this game. It might
not pretty important for most people, but for lazybones like me, it helps
a lot :)
- KLa Project, for keep performing their KLakustik concert back and forth
while I wrote this FAQ and my other Pokémon FAQ :)
- Rei, for keeping me sane. I know you know who she is. The one with EVA-00,
I'll be honest. I'm not a freak of NGE, I just liked the art somehow :)
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“For a treasure hunter, there are no more passionating time rather than
when his detector senses a presence of unknown things,
buried deep down beneath the earth...”
~ Quote by, err... myself :)
Well, that's it, all you hunters. I hope the item you find will be helpful in
future, and I hope I will be able to get my hand into Pokémon Advance, what
else than to look for another treasures. Until that time, let us search for
another treasures! Okay, if you found any new treasure I missed, my address
is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Use Treasure or something like that as subject,
and please don't send in any other thing but new treasures or else it might
get ignored, deleted, or replied with a nasty virus attached... :")
Anyway, if you really want to help, please tell me if there's any hidden
ones in those annoying seas (both Kanto and Johto) that I haven't completed
yet. Thankz alot :)
“After countless hours in front of the monitor,
bathing myself with radiation,
and miles miles away from home searching for,
now may I fulfill quite some sleepy ambition?”
~ Again, quote by myself ;)
As a bonus, I will give you some ASCII character that maybe you can't just
type with a simple keyboard touch. Use this to decorate your FAQ, of course
if you plan to made one. Okay?
Alright, see ya all! ZZzzz....
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