Welcome to the first route in the game, and one of the shortest: Route 101.
|Ruby & Sapphire||Level||Encounter Rate||Emerald||Level||Encounter Rate|
Onward to Oldale
On your journey to Route 103 and the rival battle that follows, you first have to go through the route where you saved the Professor. There are multiple ledges that can't be climbed, so you'll have to zig-zag your way through the tall grass in the area.
While on the route you can find Zigzagoon, Poochyena, and Wurmple, but all of them can be found on later Routes at higher levels, so catching them here isn't recommended. If you want to, stay here for a bit and battle Wild Pokémon for some exp and levels, but otherwise continue heading 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 based on a value that you can't normally see.|