Heading to Route 103
In order to get to Route 103, need to take Route 101 to Oldale Town. With ledges blocking the way, you must go through the tall grass to keep moving north. Pokémon can be battled, but not captured, seeing as you don't have any Poké Balls yet. It is possible to train if you wish to raise your level to at least 7 or 8 to make it easier to face May/Brendan.
On this route you will find Zigzagoon, Poochyena, and Wurmple. For Ruby and Sapphire players, Poochyena will be a little more difficult to find than the other two Pokémon, and for Emerald players you may have more difficulty finding Zigzagoon. Head north into Oldale Town.
|Pickup ability is one of the most useful abilities in the game. Pickup gives you a 10% chance to gain free items after a battle, even if you don't use Zigzagoon in the battle. Emerald players get the added bonus of a more developed Pickup system, allowing them to gain better items the higher its level. Zigzagoon evolves into Linoone at level 20, which also has Pickup.|
|#261 Poochyena||#265 Wurmple|
|Mightyena at Level 18. Mightyena, however, is weaker than most of the fully evolved Pokémon, so using it later in the game isn't recommended.||Silcoon or a Cascoon. You'll probably want to catch its other form rather than just another Wurmple, since what they evolve into is random.|