Goldenrod City is the largest city in the Johto region. Route 34 is out to the south while Route 35 is to the north. It is the fifth city in the region of Johto that the player will encounter. It is also the largest city in the Johto region.
Pokémon Trainers often come to Goldenrod City in order to win the Plain Badge from Whitney, the Goldenrod Gym Leader, who specializes in Normal-type Pokémon.
Places of Interest
Goldenrod Department Store
The Goldenrod Department Store, located in the city center, claims to have a full selection of Pokémon Items for Trainers. The store back up its claim by boasting the widest selection of specialty items in Places/Johto. It is one of the largest buildings in Goldenrod City, making it easy to find.
The Goldenrod Radio Tower, located at the west end of the main east-west path through the city, is the source of all Pokégear broadcasts in Johto. An antenna on top of the tower transmits radio programs. The building has three studios spread over five floors. The Radio Tower broadcasts numerous programs daily.
This Underground Path runs from the north western part of the city to the south western part of the city. Be wary of the multiple trainers along the path.
There are also multiple shops offering hard to find items and unique services.
The Goldenrod Gym is the official Gym of Goldenrod City. It is based on Normal-type Pokémon.
The Gym Leader is Whitney. Trainers who defeat her receive the Plain Badge.
The Battle Bar is an exclusive establishment in the center of the city, near the Pokémon Center. It was founded as a place for the best trainers in the world to meet, chat, and battle with each other. The player will be granted entry after they defeat Lance, where they will be tasked with helping fill the often empty bar by inviting the Gym Leaders and other notable trainers to come visit.
After defeating the Goldenrod Gym you can receive the squirt bottle from one of the ladies in the flower shop.
This can be used to face the Sudowoodo on route 36.
Global Communication Center
The Global Communication Center is housed within the Goldenrod Pokemon Center. It contains the Global Hub and the Friend Hub. >> This is No longer in the game.
Located near the Radio Tower, the Magnet Train is a high speed connection from Goldenrod City to Saffron City. In addition to these two stops it also stops at Berry Vista and Twirl Forest.
The magnet train line can be seen cutting across Routes 31 and 32.
94 people are known to live in this city currently. This makes it the most populous city in the entire game
- 7 people on the main map
- 4 Gym Trainers and Whitney.
- Gym Guy
- Nurse Joy, a clerk and 3 others in the Pokecenter
- 4 Trainers, 2 non-trainers, and 4 shop clerks in the underground.
- 14 Shoppers in the Dept. Store.
- 7 Shop Clerks in the Dept. Store.
- One person on the roof of the Dept. Store.
- 2 women in the flower shop.
- Bill and 2 family members.
- Name Rater
- Ride store owner
- 2 people (including the conductor) in the Magnet Train Station
- 5 people in houses
- 20 People in the Radio Tower
- 3 Workers in the Dept. Store basement
- 1 Bouncer and 3 Bartenders at the Battle Bar
- 3 Gate Guards
|HP Up||A nutritious drink for Pokémon. When consumed, it raises the base HP of a single Pokémon.||Deliver the gate guard's Spearow for him|
|SquirtBottle||A bottle used for watering plants in Loamy Soil.||From the lady in the flower shop after beating Whitney|
|TM 45||Teaches "Attract" to a Pokémon||Given by Whitney when you beat her|
|TM 27||Teaches "Return" to a Pokémon||Received from the lady on the 5th floor of the Dept. Store by showing her a Pokemon with high happiness|
|TM 21||Teaches "Frustration" to a Pokémon||Received from the lady on the 5th floor of the Dept. Store by showing her a Pokemon with low happiness|
|HM 09||Teaches "Ride" to a Pokémon||Received from the owner of the Ride Shop|
Unless stated otherwise, all levels in this chart are of Difficulty 0.
|Pokémon||Location||Levels||Rate Morning||Rate Day||Rate Evening||Rate Night|
For a list for all locations see: Pokémon Locations
An image of a portion of Goldenrod City as seen from Route 34.
|0.23||Offset scenery implemented.|
|0.24||Outside city area, Goldenrod City Gym and incomplete department store implemented.|
|0.25||Goldenrod Department Store and Underground Path implemented.|
List of Places.