Nuzlocke Tracker | Pokémon Fire Red Nuzlocke Guide (2022)

Fire Red Encounters

A fun aspect of Nuzlocke runs is the variety of encounters forcing you to try out new Pokémon you've never used before. That is why it's important to know which Pokémon will be available during a run. We've compiled a list of every encounter for Pokémon Fire Red so you can quickly see who you might want on your team!

Pokémon Fire Red has 52 different encounter locations with 96 different Pokémon available as wild encounters. Hover over a Pokémon to see where to encounter it!

2 Fire Pokémon encounters

  • Charmander - Starter
  • Growlithe - Route 8, Route 7 and Pokémon Mansion

2 Steel Pokémon encounters

  • Magnemite - Power Plant
  • Magneton - Power Plant and Cerulean Cave

2 Ghost Pokémon encounters

  • Gastly - Pokémon Tower
  • Haunter - Pokémon Tower

2 Dragon Pokémon encounters

  • Dratini - Celadon City and Safari Zone
  • Dragonair - Safari Zone

3 Ice Pokémon encounters

  • Dewgong - Seafoam Islands
  • Jynx - Cerulean City
  • Articuno - Seafoam Islands

6 Fighting Pokémon encounters

  • Mankey - Route 22, Route 3, Route 4, Rock Tunnel and Route 23
  • Primeape - Route 23
  • Machop - Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
  • Machoke - Victory Road and Cerulean Cave
  • Hitmonlee - Saffron City
  • Hitmonchan - Saffron City

6 Rock Pokémon encounters

  • Geodude - Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Victory Road and Cerulean Cave
  • Graveler - Rock Tunnel and Cerulean Cave
  • Onix - Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
  • Omanyte - Cinnabar Island
  • Kabuto - Cinnabar Island
  • Aerodactyl - Cinnabar Island

7 Grass Pokémon encounters

  • Bulbasaur - Starter
  • Oddish - Route 24, Route 25, Route 5, Route 6, Route 12, Route 7, Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Gloom - Route 12, Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Paras - Mt. Moon
  • Parasect - Cerulean Cave
  • Exeggcute - Safari Zone
  • Tangela - Route 21

7 Electric Pokémon encounters

  • Pikachu - Viridian Forest and Power Plant
  • Magnemite - Power Plant
  • Magneton - Power Plant and Cerulean Cave
  • Voltorb - Route 10 and Power Plant
  • Electrode - Cerulean Cave
  • Electabuzz - Power Plant
  • Zapdos - Power Plant

8 Ground Pokémon encounters

  • Diglett - Diglett's Cave
  • Dugtrio - Diglett's Cave
  • Geodude - Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel, Victory Road and Cerulean Cave
  • Graveler - Rock Tunnel and Cerulean Cave
  • Onix - Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
  • Cubone - Pokémon Tower
  • Marowak - Victory Road
  • Wooper - Four Island

8 Psychic Pokémon encounters

  • Abra - Route 24, Route 25 and Celadon City
  • Kadabra - Cerulean Cave
  • Drowzee - Route 11
  • Exeggcute - Safari Zone
  • Mr. Mime - undefined
  • Jynx - Cerulean City
  • Mewtwo - Cerulean Cave
  • Wobbuffet - Cerulean Cave

9 Bug Pokémon encounters

  • Caterpie - Route 2, Viridian Forest, Route 24 and Route 25
  • Metapod - Viridian Forest, Route 24 and Route 25
  • Weedle - Route 2, Viridian Forest, Route 24 and Route 25
  • Kakuna - Viridian Forest, Route 24 and Route 25
  • Paras - Mt. Moon
  • Parasect - Cerulean Cave
  • Venonat - Route 12, Safari Zone, Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Venomoth - Safari Zone
  • Scyther - Celadon City

10 Normal Pokémon encounters

  • Clefairy - Mt. Moon and Celadon City
  • Jigglypuff - Route 3
  • Meowth - Route 5, Route 6, Route 8 and Route 7
  • Doduo - Route 16, Route 17, Route 18 and Safari Zone
  • Lickitung - Route 18
  • Kangaskhan - Safari Zone
  • Tauros - Safari Zone
  • Ditto - Route 15, Route 14, Route 13, Pokémon Mansion and Cerulean Cave
  • Porygon - Celadon City
  • Snorlax - Route 12 and Route 16

12 Flying Pokémon encounters

  • Pidgey - Route 1, Route 2, Route 3, Route 24, Route 25, Route 5, Route 6, Route 12, Route 8, Route 7, Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Pidgeotto - Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Spearow - Route 22, Route 3, Route 4, Route 11, Route 9, Route 10, Route 16, Route 17, Route 18 and Route 23
  • Fearow - Route 17, Route 18 and Route 23
  • Zubat - Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
  • Golbat - Seafoam Islands, Victory Road and Cerulean Cave
  • Doduo - Route 16, Route 17, Route 18 and Safari Zone
  • Scyther - Celadon City
  • Gyarados - Pallet Town, Viridian City, Route 22, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Route 25, Route 6, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Fuschia City, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Seafoam Islands, One Island, Route 21, Route 23, Four Island and Cerulean Cave
  • Aerodactyl - Cinnabar Island
  • Articuno - Seafoam Islands
  • Zapdos - Power Plant

20 Water Pokémon encounters

  • Squirtle - Starter
  • Psyduck - Pallet Town, Viridian City, Route 22, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Route 25, Route 6, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Fuschia City, Safari Zone, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Seafoam Islands, One Island, Route 21, Route 23, Four Island and Cerulean Cave
  • Golduck - Seafoam Islands and Cerulean Cave
  • Poliwag - Viridian City, Route 22, Route 25, Route 6, Fuschia City, Safari Zone, Route 23, Four Island and Cerulean Cave
  • Poliwhirl - Viridian City, Route 22, Route 25, Route 6, Route 23, Four Island and Cerulean Cave
  • Tentacool - Pallet Town, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, One Island and Route 21
  • Tentacruel - One Island
  • Seel - Seafoam Islands
  • Dewgong - Seafoam Islands
  • Shellder - Pallet Town, Vermillion City and One Island
  • Krabby - Pallet Town, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Seafoam Islands and Route 21
  • Horsea - Pallet Town, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Seafoam Islands, One Island and Route 21
  • Seadra - Pallet Town and One Island
  • Goldeen - Viridian City, Route 22, Route 25, Route 6, Fuschia City, Safari Zone, Route 23, Four Island and Cerulean Cave
  • Seaking - Fuschia City and Safari Zone
  • Magikarp - Pallet Town, Viridian City, Route 22, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Route 25, Route 6, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Fuschia City, Safari Zone, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Seafoam Islands, One Island, Route 21, Route 23, Four Island and Cerulean Cave
  • Gyarados - Pallet Town, Viridian City, Route 22, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Route 25, Route 6, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Fuschia City, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, Seafoam Islands, One Island, Route 21, Route 23, Four Island and Cerulean Cave
  • Omanyte - Cinnabar Island
  • Kabuto - Cinnabar Island
  • Wooper - Four Island

22 Poison Pokémon encounters

  • Bulbasaur - Starter
  • Weedle - Route 2, Viridian Forest, Route 24 and Route 25
  • Kakuna - Viridian Forest, Route 24 and Route 25
  • Ekans - Route 4, Route 11, Route 9, Route 10, Route 8 and Route 23
  • Arbok - Route 23 and Victory Road
  • Nidoran-F - undefined
  • Nidorina - Route 11
  • Nidoran-M - undefined
  • Nidorino - Safari Zone
  • Zubat - Mt. Moon, Rock Tunnel and Victory Road
  • Golbat - Seafoam Islands, Victory Road and Cerulean Cave
  • Oddish - Route 24, Route 25, Route 5, Route 6, Route 12, Route 7, Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Gloom - Route 12, Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Venonat - Route 12, Safari Zone, Route 15, Route 14 and Route 13
  • Venomoth - Safari Zone
  • Tentacool - Pallet Town, Route 4, Cerulean City, Route 24, Vermillion City, Route 11, Route 10, Route 12, Route 13, Route 19, Route 20, One Island and Route 21
  • Tentacruel - One Island
  • Grimer - Pokémon Mansion
  • Gastly - Pokémon Tower
  • Haunter - Pokémon Tower
  • Koffing - Pokémon Mansion
  • Weezing - Pokémon Mansion

2Fire Pokémon

FIRE

2Steel Pokémon

STEEL

2Ghost Pokémon

GHOST

2Dragon Pokémon

DRAGON

3Ice Pokémon

ICE

6Fighting Pokémon

FIGHTING

6Rock Pokémon

ROCK

7Grass Pokémon

GRASS

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7Electric Pokémon

ELECTRIC

8Ground Pokémon

GROUND

8Psychic Pokémon

PSYCHIC

9Bug Pokémon

BUG

10Normal Pokémon

NORMAL

12Flying Pokémon

FLYING

20Water Pokémon

WATER

22Poison Pokémon

POISON

Fire Red Boss Battles

In order to complete a Fire Red Nuzlocke and become the Champion, you will need to win 22 Boss battles throughout the Kanto region - ranging from bickering Rival & Evil team fights, to Gym Leaders & ultimately the Elite Four.

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These can be a challenge, especially when your dear nicknamed nuzlocke mons are at risk. So below we've listed detailed overviews of all these fights! Giving you all the information you'll need to face everything from Blue's Squirtle to Lance's Dragonite.

Select your starter type

Like all Pokémon games, you will have to select a starter. The type will update some of the boss teams to match. For example, if your starter was a grass type Blue might have a fire type to take advantage!

Gym Leader fights

  • - Pewter City Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Cerulean City Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Vermillion City Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

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  • - Celadon City Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Saffron City Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Fuschia City Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Cinnabar Island Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Viridian City Gym

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

Elite Four fights

Rival fights

  • - Rival

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Rival

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Rival

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - S.S. Anne

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Pokemon Tower Rival

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Silph Co. Rival

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

  • - Rival

    has a team of 0, made up of a level undefined undefined. The level cap for this fight is level null.

Evil Team fights

Now that you're ready to take on the Pokémon Fire Red Nuzlocke Challenge, why not keep track of all your encounters with the Nuzlocke Tracker?

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FAQs

Is FireRed a good Nuzlocke? ›

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Is Pokemon Red hard to Nuzlocke? ›

Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow

Plus, the trainer AI and the non-linear story make them fairly easy to Nuzlocke. That said, they still have difficult trainer battles, including the final Giovani battle and the champion fight against the player's rival.

What is the best starter for Pokemon Fire Red Nuzlocke? ›

It's hard to overstate how important good early-game type matchups are in a Nuzlocke challenge, and Bulbasaur gets great matchups against almost all of the Gyms in the first half of the game (depending on the order you tackle them).

How do you do the Pokemon Red Nuzlocke? ›

The Nuzlocke Challenge has only two rules that must be followed:
  1. Any Pokémon that faints is considered dead and must be released.
  2. The player may only catch the first wild Pokémon encountered in each area, and none else. If the first wild Pokémon encountered faints or flees, there are no second chances.

Who is the best Nuzlocker? ›

Jan (born 16 May 1995), better known as Pokémon Challenges, is a German Twitch streamer and YouTuber, known for his live streams broadcasting Pokémon content, most notably Nuzlocke Challenges. He is self-proclaimed as "probably the best Nuzlocker in the world".

How do I get better at Nuzlocke? ›

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What is the hardest game to Nuzlocke? ›

For those who want a fierce challenge, Pokémon Platinum is considered by many to be the most difficult Nuzlocke challenge in the series. Platinum ups the threat of Gym leaders by preparing them for type disadvantages, having more counters than ever before.

What is the easiest game to Nuzlocke? ›

Team Alpha

Gen 6 (X/Y and ORAS) are definitely the easiest to Nuzlocke with the exp share on. With exp share turned off, it's more of a challenge, but still easy, I find myself rarely ever losing mons in gen 6 games even with harder rulesets for pretty much all the reasons you list above.

Is breeding allowed in Nuzlocke? ›

No Breeding Clause

While it's not technically against the rules to breed Pokémon during a Nuzlocke run, many players feel that this cheapens the experience. The No Breeding Clause is rather self-explanatory. A player cannot breed Pokémon during their run, because doing so allows an infinite number of Pokémon.

How do you get Platinum Nuzlocke? ›

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Is Razor Leaf better than vine whip fire red? ›

Razor Leaf has higher DPS, but Vine Whip has higher EPS, and is easier to dodge with. Most people seem to favour Vine Whip.

What is the best Pokemon for a Nuzlocke? ›

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  2. 2 Altaria - Birds Aplenty. ...
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  6. 6 Alakazam - Reliable Power. ...
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How hard is Nuzlocke? ›

They can be quite difficult. Some Nuzlocke challenges can be fairly easy, however there are parts in some games that can make a man go insane. Certain games can take up to 20 or more attempts to beat.

Who invented Nuzlocke? ›

A quick primer: The Nuzlocke Challenge was invented by Nick Franco, an artist in California who decided he wanted to make Pokémon Ruby a bit more challenging. So he created a few rules: 1. You can only capture the first Pokemon you encounter in each new area.

Can you catch legendary Pokemon in a Nuzlocke? ›

You cannot catch Legendary Pokémon (excluding Reshiram/Zekrom, but they cannot be used in battle). You must only use regular Poké Balls. You can only use the Pokémon Center in each town once.

How do you play radical Red? ›

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