Kanto Route 1 is the first route in Kanto.
Ash Ketchum first came here when he started his Pokémon journey with Pikachu, though Pikachu refused to obey Ash. After several failed attempts to capture Pokémon, Ash was attacked by a flock of wild Spearow and earned Pikachu's trust by rushing him away using Misty's bike. Pikachu defeated the Spearow and after seeing a Ho-Oh, Ash continued on to Viridian City. Ash, Misty and Brock came down here on their way back to Pallet and meet Otoshi when on their way to the Indigo Plateau. He comes along here several times coming home and leaves his Pidgeot here to protect some Pidgey and Pidgeotto from the flock of Spearow and their Fearow leader.