Pokémon Crystal/Welcome to Violet City

Exploring Town Edit

Just north of the gatehouse is a Pokémon center. Head in and heal up. Talk with some of the NPCs to learn more about the events of the previous game.

Trading for Rickey the Onix Edit

In the bottom left of the city, there is a traditional looking house. A person inside offers to trade a Bellsprout for an Onix. Bellsprout can easily be caught on the prior route so it's a decent offer, especially if you want a rock type and didn't get one in the Dark Cave. Even though the game says to connect a game link cable, it's not needed. The Onix is named Rickey and is holding a bitter berry.

Earl's Pokémon Academy Edit

Head north of the Pokémon Center to find Earl's Pokémon Academy. Read the notes on the notebook or on the blackboard to gain some tips about battle if desired.

At first, Earl is missing from the building. To find him, go to the gym exterior to find a spinning man in a green shirt with a strange way with words. He will ask "Battle GYM LEADER, win you did?". Say no and he will take you to the Pokémon School. If "Want to be a winner is you?" sounds good, then go inside to optionally ask him for more tips.

Sprout Tower Edit

This swaying tower is home to a number of trainers, as well as some lore.

Pokémart Edit

When you first arrive here, the Pokémart has the following items.

Item Purpose Cost
Poké Ball Catching Pokémon. 200  
Potion Healing Pokémon Manually 300  
Escape Rope Used for escaping certain areas. 550  
Antidote Healing Poison Manually 100  
Paralyz heal Healing Paralysis Manually 200  
Awakening Awakening sleeping Pokémon manually. 300  
X Defend Increases defense in battle temporarily. 550  
X Attack Increases attack in battle temporarily. 500  
X Speed Increases speed in battle temporarily. 350  
Flower Mail Used for sending mail. 50  

Other Edit

In the house west of the Pokémart, you can get advice about naming Pokémon.

South of town is a berry tree with a przcureberry.

Further south is Route 32 which leads to the ruins of Alph and the next city.

The Gym Edit