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Pokémon: Black and White
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 30-05-2011 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:05 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 03-04-2020 / 04:29 GMT

Pokémon: Black and White Guide

5 months ago · Guide Information

Gym 1

Route 1

Route 1


A very simple location, There isn’t much to this small path until you are able to teach a Pokémon the Surf manoeuvre at a later point in the game, a skill with which you’ll be able to access much more powerful opponents in this very first route.

Pokemon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Patrat Normal Tall grass 50%
Lillipup Normal Tall grass 50%
Farfetch'd Normal/Flying Swarm 40%
Audino Normal Shaking grass 100%
Watchog Normal Dark grass 36%
Herdier Normal Dark grass 39%
Scraggy Dark/Fighting Dark grass 25%
Red Basculin (B) Water Surf/Super Rod 100% (Surf), 95% (Fishing)
Blue Basculin (W) Water Surf/Super Rod 100% (Surf), 95% (Fishing)
Feebas Water Super Rod 5%, 60% (Rippling water)
Milotic Water Super Rod 5% (Rippling water)


Obtainable now
Poké Ball, Potion
Surf required
Max Ether, Persim Berry, Pearl, Big Mushroom

Points of Interest

  • Once you have Surf, you can battle three trainers with Level 34 and 35 Pokemon across the water.


This Route is tiny, with only a few patches of grass in which to catch some Pokémon and train your own. Do take the time to level your creature up and catch a couple of beasts to bulk out your team.

Having been educated in the art of Pokemon catching, be sure to try it out for yourself!

The woman nearby will give you a Potion as well, so grab it and continue north. After three grass patches you’ll find the next town.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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