Johto (Japanese: ジョウト地方 Jōto-chihō) is a region of the Pokémon world. It is located west of Kanto, and as revealed by the radio show Sinnoh Sound, is located south of Sinnoh. It is the setting of Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver. Johto and Kanto are part of a large landmass, with everything west of Indigo Plateau falling in the Johto region.

First explored in Pokémon Gold and Silver, it is home to an additional 100 Pokémon that were not present in the previous games. In the Generation II games and HeartGold and SoulSilver, players begin their journey in New Bark Town, where Professor Elm offers either Chikorita, Cyndaquil or Totodile to beginning Pokémon Trainers. The English-version names of most of the cities in Johto are also the names of plants or things related to plants.


Map City/Town Population Description
New Bark Town HGSS New Bark Town 11 A town where the wind blows and tells of impending change.
Cherrygrove City HGSS Cherrygrove City 22 A city where you can smell small flowers and a sea breeze.
Violet City HGSS Violet City 52 This old village is still surrounded by trees and other scenery. Sprout Tower is located here; it is a tower where they study diligently to learn to live with Pokémon.
Azalea Town HGSS Azalea Town 31 A town where people and Pokémon live together in simple harmony. Slowpoke Well is located here; when Slowpoke are thirsty, they come here to drink.
Goldenrod City HGSS Goldenrod City 126 A developing city where people and Pokémon come and go as they like.
Ecruteak City HGSS Ecruteak City 46 A city that even now bears the marks of its history. Located here are Bell Tower, a tower that's said to have a legendary Pokémon that lands there, and Burned Tower, a tower that was hit by lightning, and subsequently caught fire and burned.
Olivine City HGSS Olivine City 47 A city where you can hear the melody of the sea. Glitter Lighthouse is located here; it shines brightly over the ocean with the power of Ampharos.
Cianwood City HGSS Cianwood City 27 A beachside city that has benefitted greatly from the sea.
Mahogany Town HGSS Mahogany Town 26 A town with a suspicious air to it. It's a hiding place for ninjas.
Blackthorn City HGSS Blackthorn City 40 A mysterious mountain village cut into a rock face. Dragon's Den is located here.
Safari Zone Gate Safari Zone Gate 13 A place where you can experience wild thrills safely.
Frontier Access HGSS Frontier Access 11 A place where people from all over come to show off their strength.