Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire/Petalburg Woods
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Petalburg Woods is the main woods of Hoenn, but unlike Ilex Forest of Generation II, there is not a wide array of Pokémon to be caught here.
Head north to find the first trainer on the route.
- Bug Catcher Lyle: 48
North of Lyle is a Paralyz Heal. Grab it and move on. As you encounter a Devon Researcher, he asks you if you've seen a Shroomish. As you're talking, a Team Grunt (Team Magma if playing Ruby, and Team Aqua if playing Sapphire or Emerald) appears and asks him to hand over some papers. The Researcher hides behind you, and you'll have to battle the Grunt.
- Aqua/Magma Grunt
- Poochyena (lvl. 9, 105 EXP)
After you beat the Grunt, he'll run to Rustboro. As a reward, the Researcher gives you a Great Ball. Keep moving to find another trainer.
- Bug Catcher James
- Nincada (lvl. 8, 111 EXP)
North of James is an Ether, which restores move PP during battle. Head north back onto Route 104.
|Sapphire||Encounter Rate||Ruby||Encounter Rate||Emerald||Encounter Rate|
|#285 Shroomish||#287 Slakoth|
|Oddish and Bellsprout from Firered and Leafgreen and the Red and Blue Versions, but this guy takes its roots more from Oddish. It starts off with Absorb and learns Tackle at level 4. However, when it Evolves at level 23 into a Breloom it becomes a Grass/Fighter Pokemon. Breloom learns good fighting moves later on. So it is a better middle to late game pokemon than an early game Pokemon. You may however, want to keep it on your team, if you don't have a Treecko as your starter. This is also the only area in the game where you can catch one.||Zigzagoon instead of Slakoth.|
- Paralyz Heal
- Potion(hidden in grass to the right of the entrance) Ruby/Sapphire
- Poké Ball (hidden in the middle most left grass area)
- Tinymushroom x2 (second area)
- Miracle Seed (second area, from girl)
- Great Ball (second area). Save this ball for stronger Pokémon.
- X Attack (second area)