Fuchsia City is a small city in the south of the Kanto region. It is notable for the Pokemon Zoo and Safari Zone that are found there. It is also home to the Poison Gym. Fuchsia is reached by Route 19 which leads from the shores out to Cinnabar Island, Route 15 in the west (which players will remember was blocked by a sleeping Snorlax) and Route 18 in the west, which is more commonly know as the 'cycle path'.
Within the game, Fuchsia City is refereed to as "A historic village that becomes new", probably referring to the installation of the Safari Zone. The Safari Zone is the main attraction to see at Fuchsia City, but other notable locals are the Pokemon Zoo and the Gym.
Safari Zone (full entry - Safari Zone) "An amusement park outside Fuchsia City where many rare Pokemon can be observed in the wild. Catch them in a popular game!" - FRLG Safari Zone Description
The Safari Zone is found to the north of Fuchsia City. Here, players can pay a fee of $500 for the chance to catch some rare Pokemon. For that fee the player receives 30 Safari Balls and a limited amount of time to catch the Pokemon available within, some of which cannot be found anywhere else in Kanto. They player can also enter a sweepstakes to find a house hidden deep within the zone to win HM03 Surf.
Pokemon available in the Safari Zone
The warden of the Safari Zone is a man names Baobo, nicknamed "Slowpoke". If the player returns his false teeth which he lost in the park, he will award them HM04 Strength. The background music in the Safari Zone is the same music that plays while a Pokemon is evolving in Red/Blue.
The Pokemon Zoo is found just outside the Safari Zone. The Pokemon on display are Chansey, Lapras, Voltorb, Kangaskhan, and Slowpoke. The fossil Pokemon that the player didn't choose in Mt. Moon will also be on display.
Move Deleter The move deleter can be found in Fuchsia in FR/LG, but not in R/B/Y as the concept of a move deleter had not yet been introduced to the series. The move deleter is found next to the Pokemon center.
Fuschia City Gym
Koga is the leader of Fuchsia City Gym, the Poison gym. His title is "The Poisonous Ninja Master." The Gym features 6 trainers the player has to battle before arriving at Koga, and a series of invisible walls that obstruct progress. Once the player defeats Koga they are awarded with the Soul Badge and TM06 Toxic
Koga's Team in FR/LG
- Acid Armour
In Generation II/IV a lot has changed in Fuchsia City. The Safari Zone is shut down and the Zoo closed. Koga is also no longer the Gym leader at Fuschia Gym, Janine his daughter replaces him.
The Safari Zone is shut down in Generation II/IV as the warden, Baobo has left on holiday. In HG/SS the Pal Park takes it's place and Baobo has opened a new Safari Zone in Johto.
The Pal Park replaces the Safari Zone in HG/SS. It is the same as the Pal Park found in Sinnoh. It functions as an area for the player to transfer Pokemon from their old GBA games. The Pal Park features five distinct areas.
The type of the Pokemon transferred over determines where in the park they will be found. The player is also given a score based on the speed at which the Pokemon are captured and the rarer the Pokemon transfer, ie a Pokemon like Deoxys will recieve more points than a Sentret.
In Generation II/IV the Pokemon Zoo is closed like the Safari Zone. Then pens are still there but they are vacant.
Fuchsia City Gym
In Generation II Koga has been promoted to the Elite Four, so his daughter Janine takes his place as the Gym Leader. Janine has the same title, "The Poisonous Ninja Master". She retain the invisible walls from her father's gym, but adds an extra element to the puzzle by disguising the the trainers there as herself, so that the player doesn't know who the leader is. Defeating Janine awards the player the Soul Badge and TM06 Toxic in G/S/C and TM84 Poison Jab in HG/SS
Janine's Team in HG/SS
- Confuse Ray
- Wing Attack
- Sludge Bomb
- Double Hit
- Poison Jab
- Nigh Shade
- Pin Missile
- Poison Jab
- Pin Missile
- Double Team
- Sludge Bomb
- Signal Beam