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This is a screenshot from Pokemon Red version.

Number 1 looks like a tree (I originally thought it was a rock until recently). What is number 2 though?

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+1 for asking something I've always wondered but never had a place to ask –  Sverre Rabbelier Sep 11 '11 at 15:55

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1 is a shrub. An impassible shrub that is used as a barrier for forests as opposed to those weird circle blocks on the right (2) which are used for cities/built up areas. I don't really think 2 is based on anything in real life, it's just there to impede progress and look kind of like it belongs around buildings.

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If I can't get a solid answer in the next little while, you will be the answer. Sorry, I just am hoping for some kind of exact answer or explanation. :) –  Xan Sep 11 '11 at 14:26
It does resemble a cycle bollard. i.imgur.com/iH7hz.jpg –  Jonathan Drain Sep 11 '11 at 16:07
@Jonathan Very true! It does appear as if they are linked kind of though. +1 for a good point though! –  Xan Sep 11 '11 at 16:43

I believe that is fencing, from my knowledge of the old games anyway. If I can, I will fire up the game and take a look to confirm it.

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