Viridian City is the first city a trainer will encounter. The city's Gym Leader is Giovanni, a professional-type Pokémon Gym Leader, the 8th Gym leader.
Gary, your rival, can be challenged on Route 22. His team has a level 9 Pidgey and one level 11 Kanto starter Pokemon (Charmander, Bulbasaur, or Squirtle), depending on the type of your starter Pokemon.
Upon purchasing the 'Other Legendary 10x' gamepass and having an empty spot in your Party, you can talk to the NPC in Viridian City's PokéMart and he will give you a random legendary beast — either a Raikou, Entei, or Suicune — from the 'Legendary Dog' trio.
After you choose your starter Pokémon and battle Gary, Professor Oak will ask you for a favor to bring him a special parcel he ordered. The parcel arrived at Viridian City's PokéMart and he will ask you to go get it for him. To get the parcel, go to Viridian City's PokéCenterr/PokéMart (red roofed building) and talk to the clerk wearing a blue vest. He will give you the parcel and then you can talk to the clerk again to shop for items. After you have received the parcel, go back to Professor Oak and give him the parcel. He will then give you 5 Pokéballs to help you on your journey.
Viridian Gym is a Nozen Lake. Although he is in the first city, he is the final Gym Leader and cannot be challenged unless the trainer has the first 7 badges. You must also fight Rocket Grunts before the Gym battle. When you battle Giovanni with a Pokémon that is level 90+, he will battle you with a copy of your own team.-type Gym with Giovanni as the Gym Leader which is located on
The Gracidea Flower
In an old version of Viridian City, the flower was found behind the PokéMart; in another old version, it was inside a cave next to the Viridian City Gym.
Note: If you change Shaymin-Sky's form using the Gracidea flower, you can interact with the flower again to change back to Shaymin-Land and vice versa.
|Rocket Grunt Yoshi||Kabutops||84|
|Rocket Grunt Mario||Nidorina||79|
|Rocket Grunt Luigi||Muk (x3)||82|
|Rocket Grunt Qwerty||Weezing||83|
|Rocket Grunt Peach||Vibrava||79|