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Petalburg City in Ruby & Sapphire

Petalburg City is the first large city you cross on your journey. It's also the first one to have a gym, although you are not able to battle there before you have the first four gym badges. Here you meet your second rival, Wally. Upon arriving in Petalburg City you should visit the Poké Mart in order to replenish any used Pokéballs and stock up on Potions. Also a quick stop in the Pokécenter to heal your Pokémon would not be a bad idea.

Meet Wally[edit]

Once in Petalburg City, you can walk into the Gym and talk to your dad. He'll tell you a little about battling Gym Leaders, and that he won't battle you yet because you're too weak. You will be able to battle him when you have four badges. At this point, a boy named Wally will walk in, saying that he wants a Pokémon, and Norman will lend him a Zigzagoon. You will then see a demo on how to catch a wild Pokémon by watching Wally catch a Ralts.

Pokemart Items
PKMN Pokéball.png
Pokéball
Pokebuck.png200
PKMN Potion.png
Potion
Pokebuck.png300
PKMN Antidote.png
Antidote
Pokebuck.png100
PKMN Awakening.png
Awakening
Pokebuck.png250
PKMN ParlyzHeal.png
Paralyze Heal
Pokebuck.png200
PKMN EscapeRope.png
Escape Rope
Pokebuck.png550
PKMN Repel.png
Repel
Pokebuck.png350
PKMN XSpeed.png
X Speed
Pokebuck.png350
PKMN XAttack.png
X Attack
Pokebuck.png500
PKMN XDefense.png
X Defend
Pokebuck.png550
PKMN OrangeMail.png
Orange Mail
Pokebuck.png50

After Wally returns the Zigzagoon and leaves with his new Ralts, Norman will then tell you that you should head for Rustboro City to the north-west and battle the Leader there. You'll have to head west of Petalburg City and onto Route 104 (South).

Petalburg City in Emerald.

If you're playing Emerald, you will encounter Scott for the first time as you are exiting Petalburg City. He recognizes you as a Pokémon Trainer, but doesn't feel that you are worthy yet for what he was going to ask.

Pokémon Found[edit]

Ruby, Sapphire, & Emerald Level Encounter Rate
Surfing
Pokemon 183Marill.png Marill 5-35 100%
Old rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp 5-10 70%
Pokemon 118Goldeen.png Goldeen 5-10 30%
Good Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp 10-30 60%
Pokemon 118Goldeen.png Goldeen 10-30 20%
Pokemon 341Corphish.png Corphish 10-30 20%
Super Rod
Pokemon 341Corphish.png Corphish 20-45 100%

Return to the City[edit]

Updated Pokemart
PKMN Pokéball.png
Pokéball
Pokebuck.png200
PKMN GreatBall.png
Great Ball
Pokebuck.png600
PKMN Potion.png
Potion
Pokebuck.png300
PKMN SuperPotion.png
Super Potion
Pokebuck.png700
PKMN Antidote.png
Antidote
Pokebuck.png100
PKMN Awakening.png
Awakening
Pokebuck.png250
PKMN ParlyzHeal.png
Paralyze Heal
Pokebuck.png200
PKMN EscapeRope.png
Escape Rope
Pokebuck.png550
PKMN OrangeMail.png
Orange Mail
Pokebuck.png50
PKMN XAttack.png
X Attack
Pokebuck.png500
PKMN XDefense.png
X Defend
Pokebuck.png550
PKMN XSpeed.png
X Speed
Pokebuck.png350
PKMN Repel.png
Repel
Pokebuck.png350

Once you've returned to Petalburg City after defeating Flannery, a few things will have changed. For starters, the Pokémart's recieved a delivery of new items, and secondly, you can actually challenge the Gym here now.

Items[edit]

  • Max Revive - Surf across the patch of water at the top of the city
  • Ether - Surf across the patch of water at the bottom of the city
  • Rare Candy - Hidden in the patch of grass across from the Ether
  • HM 03 (Surf) - Gift from Wally's father after defeating Norman
  • TM 42 (Facade) - Reward for defeating Norman