Route 110 is a route between Slateport City (south) and
Mauville City (north). There are a bunch of new Pokémon you can
catch here, as well as lots of trainers to battle. There's two
paths that you can take, the lower grassy route or the cycling
road, which is only available for bikers. Since you don't have a
bike just yet, you can only go the lower route.
There are two trainers before the path splits, one of them only
There's a house on this route called the Trick House, and
it's the residence of a guy who goes by the name of Trick Master.
He challenges any curious and bright trainer with a variety of
different puzzles, from alternating access switches to trivia
quizzes, but only if the trainer manages to spot him in the
entrance room. Beating the puzzle gets you an item. There are a
bunch of different puzzles, so many that they get their own page.
Are you up to the challenge?
The lower path will be the only option available to you the
first time you cross this route. There's a bunch of hidden items
here, and, more importantly, your second rival battle. There is a
Dire Hit around the first corner, while a Full Heal
is located a few squares above the sign. You can find a Great
Ball above the location where you fought your rival. In
Emerald, two trainers guard a hidden Revive, while another
pair of trainers guard an Elixir. Finally, you can obtain a
Pokéball if you search the final stretch of the bottom
After you bend the first corner, you'll soon encounter your
rival. While Emerald players might have battled him/her back in
Rustboro City, this will be the second time Ruby and Sapphire
players meet him/her. Be sure to have all of your Pokémon healed
up, as this will be a challenging match unless you're
- Shroomish (lvl. 18)
- If your starter is Torchic:Numel (lvl. 18)
- If your starter is Treecko/Mudkip:Wailmer (lvl. 18)
- If your starter is Treecko: Combusken (lvl. 20)
- If your starter is Torchic: Marshtomp (lvl. 20)
- If your starter is Mudkip: Grovyle (lvl. 20)
Unlike the last time you fought him/her, whether it is in
Rustboro or back at Route 103, you'll find that your rival has much
better Pokémon this time around. He/She will have a total of three
pokémon, and their starters will have evolved to their second
stage. This battle shouldn't be too hard with a bit of
Defeating your rival will net you an Itemfinder. It will
help you find hidden items, and you can immediately test it out on
Once you obtain the bike, you can finally use the Cycling Road.
It let's you avoid running into any wild Pokémon, but there are
trainers looking for some battles.
your cycling skills
There is a cyclist at the southern end of the cycling road. If
you have a Mach Bike, he will tell you how long it took to cross
the road and how many times you bump into something, as well as
comment about how well you cycled. His comment depends on how many
hidden penalties you've scored. You earn one penalty for doing the
- Taking more than 15 seconds to cycle through the road.
- Taking more than 1 minute to cycle through the road.
- Bumping into the wall or another cyclist once.
- Bumping into the wall or another cyclist 100 times.
Of course, it is a good idea to attempt for a high score after
you defeat all the trainers, as the time spent fighting them counts
into the time taken for you to complete the challenge. You obtain
no prize even if you get the best possible rating, though it is a
fun way of testing yourself.
The Mauville end of the route doesn't contain too many points of
interest other than a trainer and a berry patch with two Nanab
Berries. It will be a path to a location you can visit later in
the game, but you can't do anything about it right now.
This classic Pokémon might be cute, but it doesn't pack too much
power, having Absorb as its only damaging move until level 24, when
it evolves into Gloom and learns Acid. It does learn a couple of
status-inducing moves like PosionPowder and Stun
Spore. Oddish can evolve into Gloom, which can evolve into
Vileplume if exposed to a leaf stone or Bellossom if exposed to a
Sun Stone. Vileplume has better Special Attack while Bellossom
focuses on Special Defense and is a pure Grass-type. Both have
mediocre speed, but if they're fighting in sunshine, their speed
doubles, giving them potential to be very strong.
This is likely one of the first Electric-type Pokémon you come
across in the game. It can have Static, an ability that paralyses
anything that attacks you with a physical move. It evolves in
Manectric, a standard Electric-type with good Special Attack and
#311 Plusle and #312 Minun
Don't confuse these two with Pikachu, as they are a lot different.
Plusle is easier to catch in Sapphire while Minun is more common in
Ruby and Emerald. Plusle and Minun have an interesting synergy
going for them during double battles, in that using both of them in
battle will boost their Special Attack stat. They also possess
Helping Hand, which improves their ally's attack power in a double
battle. Using two Pokémon that have nearly the same moveset, stats
and typing in a double battle is inadvisable, so you're better off
pairing one with another Pokémon. Individually, they're both decent
in battle, with Plusle specializing in Special Attack and Minun in
This peculiar Pokémon learns three interesting moves by level up:
Stockpile lets you enhance the other two moves, increasing the
power of Spit Up and letting you heal yourself with Swallow. It
evolves into Swalot at
level 26. It is decent in defensive stats, especially with
- Dire Hit: In the grass at the first corner of the lower
- Full Heal: Hidden in the grass at the first corner of the lower
- Itemfinder: Obtained from rival.
- Great Ball: Hidden in the grass north of the location of the
- Revive: Hidden above two trainers near a sign. Only available
- Elixir: Located one square above two trainers that can result
in a double battle. Only available in Emerald.
- Poké Ball: Hidden at the last vertical portion of the lower
- 2 Nanab Berries: Located in the patch of soil at the Mauville
side of the route.