Mahogany Town is a small town in north-eastern Johto. Its English motto is "Home of the Ninja," because of the ninjas that once resided in what eventually became the Team Rocket HQ. There are three exits out of town. To the west is Route 42, to the east is Route 44, and to the north is Route 43, which leads directly to the famous Lake of Rage.
Pokémon Trainers must come to Mahogany Town in order to win the Glacier Badge from Pryce, the Mahogany Gym Leader who specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. Mahogany is a quiet, relaxed town, and has no Poké Mart. Instead, there is a shop used by Team Rocket as a base.
When the town is first entered, there is a man blocking the eastern exit who wants to sell the player a RageCandyBar. Even after buying the RageCandyBar, the man will still not let the player pass, saying that the player needs to see the attractions in the town and the surrounding area.
Places of Interest
There is no Poké Mart in Mahogany Town, only a small shop in the middle of town. It is a convenience store that sells supplies necessary for Pokémon training. The shop is run by a creepy old man, that seems very suspicious. However, the shop is actually just a cover up for the Team Rocket HQ, of which the stairway down to the hideout is concealed under a false floor. After Team Rocket was run out of town, the old man abandons the shop.
Inside the little store are tables of random assortments of items. The counter is located on the western side of the shop, where the shopkeeper serves various items. There is also a calculator and a radio on the counter of the shop.
Team Rocket HQ
The Team Rocket HQ is the headquarters and a hideout for Team Rocket, located beneath the heart of Mahogany Town, and the entrance is located under a cabinet in the souvenir shop. The hideout was originally used as a base for ninjas that once resided here, giving the town the motto "Home of the Ninja" ("Welcome to the Home of the Ninja!" in Generation II). However, after the ninjas left, Team Rocket used the headquarters as a power source to send out high-frequency sound waves, which disturbed the Pokémon in Mahogany Town, Lake of Rage, and other surrounding locations, and affected their evolution patterns. It is also the source of the problems occurring at the lake, involving the appearance of a Red Gyarados.
The upper floor of the base contains Persian statues with security cameras in their eyes—walking past one triggers two Team Rocket Grunts to battle the player until they deactivate the cameras using a switch in the center of the area. The far left hallway bypasses most of the Persian cameras, but the floor is booby-trapped with Koffing, Voltorb and Geodude, which battle the player and have a tendency to Selfdestruct. The second floor contains the generator room where six Electrode power the radio transmitter. The room is locked and requires a password to open. The third floor contains workstations, and a passage back onto the second floor leads to the rear of the hideout where the main office is located. The office is also locked and requires two passwords to open.
The Mahogany Gym is the official Gym of Mahogany Town. It specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. The Gym Leader is Pryce. Trainers who defeat him receive the Glacier Badge. Pryce cannot be challenged the first time the player arrives in Mahogany Town. A man is blocking entry to the Gym: he will only leave once Team Rocket has been defeated at their headquarters and the Gyarados at the nearby Lake of Rage have been calmed.
In order to get to the leader, one must correctly navigate an ice maze. After Leader Pryce is defeated, he will give the player the Glacier Badge and TM16 (Icy Wind).
Located in the north-eastern corner of the town it is one of the 4 grottos that can be accessed after clearing the Sudowoodo Tree on Route 36.
Mahogany Town has a permanent population of 19. As well as 4 members who leave after completing certain plot points.
- 2 People on the main map.
- Nurse Joy, a clerk and 3 others in the Pokecenter
- Gym Guy
- 5 gym trainers
- 2 Gate Guards
- 3 people in houses
There are no known Items.
There are no wild Pokémon in this area.
See the Team Rocket HQ and Mahogany Gym pages
List of Places.