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|Stage in Game||Item Obtainable|
|After defeating Rival||Pokédex and 5 Poké Balls|
|When leaving for the second time||Running Shoes|
|After defeating the Elite Four||S.S. Tidal Ticket|
Littleroot is a small village located in southern Hoenn. At the start, you will pick your name and gender and arrive in a moving truck outside your new house. Girls live in the house on the right; boys live in the left one.
Once you enter your home, your mother will ask you to set your clock in your room upstairs; the time you enter will affect several events in the game. You can read the manual next to the PC if you wish; it explains how to save your game.
Travel to your rival's house next door to meet him/her. Go over to them and talk to them to introduce yourself. After a brief introduction, head over towards Route 101. Here, you will meet Professor Birch being chased by a wild Pokémon. His bag has fallen nearby. Click and open it to find three Pokémon - Treecko, Torchic and Mudkip, in their Poké Balls.
As with previous Pokemon versions, choosing the grass Pokemon (Treecko) is the easiest mode. Treecko is a pure grass Pokemon, a departure from the grass and poison combo of Bulbasaur and the only starter to remain a sole type through evolution. Mudkip is a pure water, although its later evolutions have a ground subtype. Choose Mudkip for an intermediate experience and one of the strongest evolved starters. Torchic is for advanced users, facing many early disadvantages, but grows into Blaziken, a fire and fighting combo.
After you have your starter and talk with Professor Birch, it's time to head north again to Route 101.
After you receive the Balance badge from Norman in Petalburg City, come back and visit your mom, who will reward you with an Amulet Coin, which doubles your winnings if the Pokemon holding it saw battle.
|#252 Treecko||#255 Torchic||#258 Mudkip|
Combusken later in the game. Fire-type Pokémon are strong against many other types making Torchic and his evolutions very useful throughout the game. However, it will be difficult to take on the first gym leader alone with Torchic, making the beginning of the game more difficult than the rest.