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Oreburgh City is a coal-mining city, home to the first Sinnoh region Gym Leader - Roark. It also houses a museum which revives the fossils of ancient Pokémon


Pokémon obtainable in Oreburgh City
Pokémon Version Type Event
Abra D/P
Trade for a Machop
Cranidos Diamond Only
Revive at the Mining Museum
Shieldon Pearl Only
Revive at the Mining Museum

Poké Mart[edit]

  • Poké Ball: Pokebuck.png200
  • Heal Ball: Pokebuck.png1000
  • Net Ball: Pokebuck.png1000
  • Potion: Pokebuck.png300
  • Antidote: Pokebuck.png100
  • Paralyze Heal: Pokebuck.png200
  • Tunnel Mail: Pokebuck.png50


First Time[edit]

Missing Gym Leader[edit]

A kindly resident of Oreburgh City will take you to the Gym as soon as you set foot in town. Your rival will be waiting at the Gym, and he will inform you that Roark has gone into the Oreburgh Mine. You will need to find him before you challenge the Gym.

Choose Your Trainer Identity[edit]

A person on the ground floor of the Pokémon Center will ask you what kind of trainer you would like to be, giving you four options from a list of ten. If you choose one of these options, other players will see you as this character when you visit a Union Room.

Learn About Wi-Fi[edit]

The basement floor of every Pokémon Center is devoted to the Wi-Fi Club, but this is the first one open for business. On your first visit, a clerk will give you the Pal Pad and teach you how to register friends. This device will let you link up with a certain player when you are both connected to Nintendo Wi-Fi at the same time.

Trade Pokémon[edit]

A woman on the ground floor of the building to the left of the Poké Mart wants to trade Pokémon. She wants a Machop in exchange for an Abra. If you are interested, Machop can be found just to the north of Oreburgh on Route 207.

Get a Free Heal Ball[edit]

A man on the second floor of the same building is interested in Zubat(Geodude in Platinum). He doesn't want to trade; just to see one. If you bring him a Zubat(Geodude in Platinum), he will thank you by rewarding you with a free Heal Ball.

Get a Free Dusk Ball[edit]

Visit the building in the top left corner of the city. There, a woman on the second floor will give you a Dusk Ball free of charge.

Get a Free Great Ball[edit]

Visit the house that is furthest east in the city, directly below the Museum. There, a boy on the second floor will give you a Great Ball.

Revive Fossil Pokémon[edit]

If, in your wanderings throughout Sinnoh, you happen to find a Pokémon fossil, leave the fossil at the Mining Museum in the northeast corner of town to have the scientists there revive it.

Return Visits[edit]

Gym badge #1[edit]

After convincing Roark to return to the Gym, the building will open for battle. Players who chose Turtwig or Piplup will gain an easy victory, but players who chose Chimchar may want to catch a Machop on Route 207 and level it up a bit before challenging Roark. If you don't want to do so, evolve Chimchar into a Monferno, which is also a fighting type. There are two other Trainers in the Gym. They can be avoided if you want, but it's not recommended because accepting a battle is always good and after you defeat the Gym Leader, you can't battle them anymore so you will miss the opportunity to gain money and train your Pokémon.

  • Youngster: Jonathon
  • Reward: $176
  • Youngster: Darius
  • Reward: $128
  • Gym Leader: Roark
  • Reward: Coal Badge, TM76 (Stealth Rock), $1680


  • (Platinum only) Before you head into the Oreburgh Mine, there are four items on the left in and around the "slag heap": Dire Hit, Yellow Shard, Heart Scale, and Pearl.
  • (Diamond & Pearl only) Super Potion: Go South as far as you can go past the PokeCenter and you'll come across a Machop working. talk to the man next to it to receive the Super Potion.
  • Stardust: go to the "slag heap" and on the furthest left spot there is a stardust.

Where to Go Now[edit]

You won't get far on Route 207 without a bike, so head back the way you came. After receiving the Gym Badge, Poké Marts will start carrying more merchandise and you will gain the ability to use Rock Smash outside of battle.