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New Pokémon available
Ruby Sapphire Emerald
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull
Route 103

Western Side[edit]

There is some tall grass with a few wild Pokémon. Wingull also appears on this route. Be careful if you chose Torchic as it's Water Gun attack is super-effective. At the end of the route will be your Rival. Talking to him or her will initiate your first battle.

Wild Pokémon[edit]

Ruby Level Encounter Chance Sapphire Level Encounter Chance Emerald Level Encounter Chance
Pokemon 261Poochyena.png Poochyena 2-4 30% Pokemon 261Poochyena.png Poochyena 2-4 30% Pokemon 261Poochyena.png Poochyena 2-4 60%
Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.png Zigzagoon 2-4 60% Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.png Zigzagoon 2-4 60% Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.png Zigzagoon 2-4 20%
Pokemon 278Wingull.png Wingull 2-4 10% Pokemon 278Wingull.png Wingull 2-4 10% Pokemon 278Wingull.png Wingull 2-4 20%
Surfing
Pokemon 072Tentacool.png Tentacool 5-35 60%
Pokemon 278Wingull.png Wingull 10-30 35%
Pokemon 279Pelipper.png Pelipper 25-30 5%
Old Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp 5-10 70%
Pokemon 072Tentacool.png Tentacool 5-10 30%
Good Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp 10-30 60%
Pokemon 072Tentacool.png Tentacool 10-30 20%
Pokemon 320Wailmer.png Wailmer 10-30 20%
Super Rod
Pokemon 320Wailmer.png Wailmer 25-45 60%
Pokemon 319Sharpedo.png Sharpedo 25-45 40%

Rival Battle[edit]

Your rival.

For now, your rival will only have one Pokémon; what species it is depends on which Pokémon you chose from Birch's bag. Like past games, your rival will have the Pokémon with a type advantage against yours. Since both Pokémon are still low-leveled, neither knows an attack of their own type yet, so your rival doesn't have much of an advantage just yet. Techniques like Growl, Tail Whip and Leer, can be useful if used one or two times. Also, if your Pokemon are low on health, use a potion that you received from the man in Oldale.

Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon Reward Emerald Pokémon Reward
PKMN RubySapphire TrainerMay.png May Pokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5) Pokebuck.png300 PKMN Emerald TrainerMay.png May Pokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5) Pokebuck.png300
PKMN RubySapphire TrainerBrendan.png Brendan Pokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5) Pokebuck.png300 PKMN Emerald TrainerBrendan.png Brendan Pokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5) Pokebuck.png300

After you win, (s)he'll leave, and tell you to come back to the lab. You'll have to walk back to Littleroot Town, but this time you can avoid the tall grass by jumping over the ledges.

Once you get back to Prof. Birch's lab, he'll give you the Pokédex, and your rival will give you five Poké Balls. You can then leave for Petalburg City. Before you go, your mom walks out of your house and gives you the Running Shoes. She reads the instructions (hold down B button while you're walking) and lets you go on.

When you go back to Oldale Town, the man blocking Route 102 will be gone, allowing you to get to Petalburg City.

New Pokémon found[edit]

#278 Wingull
Pokemon 278Wingull.png

This seagull of sorts is not very rare over ocean; once you hit the high seas, you'll be running into swarms of them, and their evolved form Pelipper, so don't fret if you can't get one now. If you want one now however, it might take a while, since they're a bit rare on land. Overall, their stats aren't too exciting, but he possesses Water Gun a basic water move, making him useful for players who didn't choose Mudkip as their starter, especially for Torchic users, who would lack an advantage at the first gym. Overall, with Wing Attack available after a few levels of training, he makes a useful member to your team for the early part of the game.

Eastern Side[edit]

This side actually has some useful stuff to do! For example, there's an abundance of trainers, and also some items to pick up (e.g. the Cheri Berries in the area accessible by Cut). Again though, by the time you reach this side, you wouldn't have been able to acquire a way of crossing it yet, so the river shortcut is currently useless.

Items

  • Guard Spec.
    • In the center of the forest (requires Cut) (Ruby and Sapphire ONLY)
    • Same forest, but in the westernmost section (i.e. nearest to the river) (requires Cut) (Emerald ONLY)
  • PP Up
    • In the center of the forest (Emerald ONLY)
  • Cheri Berry x4
    • In the soft soil bed in the forest (requires Cut)
  • Leppa Berry x2
    • In the soft soil bed in the forest (requires Cut)

Trainers

Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon Reward Emerald Pokémon Reward
PKMN Emerald AromaLady.png Aroma Lady Daisy Pokemon 315Roselia.png Roselia (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png640 PKMN Emerald AromaLady.png Aroma Lady Daisy Pokemon 315Roselia.png Roselia (lvl. 14), Pokemon 285Shroomish.png Shroomish (lvl. 14) Pokebuck.png560
PKMN Emerald Twins.png Twins Amy and Liv Pokemon 311Plusle.png Plusle (lvl. 16), Pokemon 312Minun.png Minun (lvl. 16) Pokebuck.png384 PKMN Emerald Twins.png Twins Amy and Liv Pokemon 311Plusle.png Plusle (lvl. 15), Pokemon 312Minun.png Minun (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png360
PKMN Emerald PokéfanM.png Pokéfan Miguel Pokemon 300Skitty.png Skitty (lvl. 16) Pokebuck.png1280 PKMN Emerald PokéfanM.png Pokéfan Miguel Pokemon 300Skitty.png Skitty (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png1200
PKMN Emerald Fisherman.png Fisherman Andrew Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp (lvl. 5), Pokemon 072Tentacool.png Tentacool (lvl. 10), Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png600 PKMN Emerald Fisherman.png Fisherman Andrew Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp (lvl. 5), Pokemon 072Tentacool.png Tentacool (lvl. 10), Pokemon 129Magikarp.png Magikarp (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png600
PKMN Emerald Guitarist.png Guitarist Marcos (Requires Cut) Pokemon 100Voltorb.png Voltorb (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png480
PKMN Emerald BlackBelt.png Black Belt Rhett (Requires Cut) Pokemon 296Makuhita.png Makuhita (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png480
Surfing
PKMN Emerald SwimmerF.png Swimmer Isabelle Pokemon 183Marill.png Marill (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png120
PKMN Emerald SwimmerM.png Swimmer Pete Pokemon 072Tentacool.png Tentacool (lvl. 15) Pokebuck.png120