How To Get Teddiursa in Pokémon HG/SS

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Teddiursa is exclusive to SoulSilver. So if you want a Teddiursa of your own in HeartGold, you need to trade with someone who owns SoulSilver, Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum.

In SoulSilver, there are two locations where you can find Teddiursa:

  • Route 45
  • Mt. Silver

Location 1: Route 45

Route 45 can be found south of Blackthorn City.

Upon arriving at Blackthorn City, simply take the bridge to the bottom-left of the Pokémon Mart, and you’ll arrive at Route 45.

This bridge will take you straight to Route 45 / Pokémon SoulSilver

Interestingly, you can only enter this route from the north. This is because of all the downward-facing ledges, which means you can’t really go back up easily.

Once you jump over the ledges, you have to fly back to Blackthorn City to enter it again.

A river flows right in the middle of the path, but you can’t use it to Surf back up.

The ledges in Route 45 don’t allow trainers to go back up / Pokémon SoulSilver

Fortunately, you can find wild Lv. 20 Teddiursa in all of the grassy patches here on Route 45.

There’s a 10% chance of encountering one, regardless of the time of day.

However, you have to be patient. Because the chance of running into Geodude and Graveler is much higher at 85%.

Personally, I saw one Skarmory – which has a lower encounter chance at 5% – before seeing a single Teddiursa.

You have a 10% chance of finding Lv. 20 Teddiursa regardless if it’s morning, day, or night / Pokémon SoulSilver

Location 2: Mt. Silver

Once you’ve unlocked Kanto and gotten all 16 badges from both regions, you can also find Teddiursa hanging around in Mt. Silver.

If you’ve already visited it once, you can Fly to it from Johto anytime you choose.

If not, you have no choice but to go by land.

Here’s how you can reach Mt. Silver if you can’t Fly to it yet.


Step 1: Victory Road

The entrance to Victory Road in Kanto / Pokémon SoulSilver

The first step is to Fly to Victory Road.

Although Mt. Silver is technically still part of the Johto region, the only way to enter via land is through Route 28, which is right beside Victory Road in Kanto.

The left path leads to Route 28 / Pokémon SoulSilver

Upon arriving, go inside the building and take the path to the left. This will lead you to Route 28.


Step 2: Route 28

Once you’ve entered Route 28, just continue on the path going westward.

You’ll eventually arrive at the foot of Mt. Silver, where you’ll find a Pokémon Center and an eager photographer.

Just continue heading left until you reach Mt. Silver / Pokémon SoulSilver

To navigate Mt. Silver, you need to be able to use the following HMs

  • HM03 Surf
  • HM07 Waterfall
  • HM08 Rock Climb

But since you can find Teddiursa on the first floor, you technically don’t need HM moves just to catch one.

On top of the stairs you’ll see a Pokémon Center, a photographer, and a cave entrance / Pokémon SoulSilver

Of course, if your goal is to get to the top of the mountain and find a higher-level Teddiursa, make sure you double-check your party at the Pokémon Center before going inside the cave entrance.

Near Mt. Silver’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon SoulSilver

Step 3: Getting Into Mt. Silver

The ground floor of Mt. Silver / Pokémon SoulSilver

Just like on Route 45, you have a 10% chance of finding Teddiursa in Mt. Silver.

However, the level depends on where the encounter happens.

If you just want to get a Teddiursa at any level, you can keep walking in circles in this small area beside the body of water until you find one.

If you want a higher-level Teddiursa, you have to be able to access the other locations inside Mt. Silver.

Location Level Chance
1F Lv 43 10%
2F Lv 46 10%
Expert Belt Chamber Lv 46 10%
Mt. Silver Mountainside Lv 48 10%
Finding a wild Teddiursa at Lv. 43 / Pokémon SoulSilver

Fun fact: you have a higher chance of finding Teddiursa’s evolved form, Ursaring, in all four locations inside Mt. Silver.

Ursaring has a 20%-30% chance of appearing, depending on the exact location.

This mountainside area is only accessible if you have Rock Climb / Pokémon SoulSilver

If you’re interested in a Lv. 48 Teddiursa, you need to use HM moves to climb the rocky wall.

This will allow you to exit the cave and get to the mountainside area with tall grass (pictured above).

Lv. 48 Teddiursa in the wild in SoulSilver
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