Route 5 is a route in central Kanto, connecting Cerulean City and Saffron City.
Route 5 is a small pathway that is divided into three vertical parts: two pathways and a one-way, grass-filled middle with ledges that separates the two two-way paths. This middle section, accessible only from the Cerulean end, leads to the Pokémon Daycare just north of Saffron. The route is a simple north-south path with no turns other than those at the termini as it enters the cities of Cerulean and Saffron.
Trainers can choose between going down the ledges or by traveling around it. If Trainers choose one of the pathways east or west of the ledged pathway, that will travel south until they get to the gate to Saffron City.
If Trainers choose the ledged path, it is a one-way path around down the contoured hill. If a Trainer jumps the first ledge, they must travel south, jumping the two other ledges and traveling through the small patches of tall grass after each route. Once Trainers have cleared the two remaining ledges, there stands a small house of an old lady and her granddaughter running a Pokémon Daycare.
There is also an Underground Path on the south-eastern corner of Route 5 that passes under Saffron and comes out on Route 6 in the south, north of Vermilion City. This path is to allow Trainers and other people to pass Saffron without traveling through the city itself, which comes to a convenience during the period when the Officers at the city's gates will not let anyone through.
The second daycare of the game, it is run mostly by the granddaughter of the old lady who lives there. The area behind the house has been fenced off to allow Pokémon to stay there.
|Cleanse Tag||An item to be held by a Pokémon. It helps keep wild Pokémon away if the holder is the head of the party.||A gift from the old lady in the Daycare|
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 Kanto Route 5 as seen from the south.
List of Places.