Location of Route 5 in the Kanto region

Kanto Route 5 Map

Map of Route 5

Route 5 acts as a connecting path for 2 cities in Kanto: Cerulean City and Saffron City. On the right side of Saffron City entrance lies an Underground Path Entrance that leads to Route 6.

The entrance to Saffron City is initially blocked by 2 guards, forcing players to go through the Underground Path. In order to make the guards leave so as to enter Saffron City, the gym leader of Celadon Gym, Erika needs to be defeated.


  • Underground Path Entrance

Wild Pokémon

  • Wild Pokémon of Level 10 - 15 are encountered here:
Pokémon Type Method Rarity Rate
Normal Member Gold Member
Pokemon Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying Grass
Pokemon Oddish Oddish Grass Poison Grass
Pokemon Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison Grass
Pokemon Meowth Meowth Normal Grass

Average Experience and EV yield

Note: This section assumes only common and uncommon Pokémon are fainted and that no blessings are active.

Average Experience
Normal Member Gold Member
160.2 241.4
EV Normal Member Gold Member
HP 0 0
Attack 0.06 0.09
Defense 0 0
Special Attack 0.06 0.09
Special Defense 0 0
Speed 0.88 0.82