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Route 103 in Ruby & Sapphire

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 its Water Gun attack is super-effective. At the end of the route will be your Rival. Talking to them will initiate your first battle.

Wild Pokémon[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
Pokémon Level Rate
Poochyena Poochyena 2-4 30%
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon 2-4 60%
Wingull Wingull 2-4 10%
Surfing
Tentacool Tentacool 5-35 60%
Wingull Wingull 10-30 35%
Pelipper Pelipper 25-30 5%
Emerald
Pokémon Level Rate
Poochyena Poochyena 2-4 60%
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon 2-4 30%
Wingull Wingull 2-4 10%
Surfing
Tentacool Tentacool 5-35 60%
Wingull Wingull 10-30 35%
Pelipper Pelipper 25-30 5%
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Pokémon Level Old Rod Good Rod Super Rod
Magikarp Magikarp 5-10 70% - -
Tentacool Tentacool 5-10 30% - -
Magikarp Magikarp 10-30 - 60% -
Tentacool Tentacool 10-30 - 20% -
Wailmer Wailmer 10-30 - 20% -
Wailmer Wailmer 25-45 - - 60%
Sharpedo 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
Picture Pokémon Reward
Trainer BrendanMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Treecko (lvl. 5) OR
Torchic (lvl. 5)
300
Trainer MayMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Treecko (lvl. 5) OR
Torchic (lvl. 5)
300
Emerald
Picture Pokémon Reward
Trainer BrendanMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Treecko (lvl. 5) OR
Torchic (lvl. 5)
300
Trainer MayMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Treecko (lvl. 5) OR
Torchic (lvl. 5)
300

After you win, the rival will 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

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 as 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]

Route 103 in Emerald
Without the Altering CaveWith the Altering Cave

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.

Altering Cave[edit]

The Altering Cave is an area only available after the player becomes the Champion of Hoenn's Pokémon League. The entrance to it is located on the water's edge. Originally, the cave was going to be used for events - every now and then, Nintendo would've released some codes at special events, and the codes could be used to change what Pokémon was encountered in the cave. However, none of these events ever took place, and the cave holds nothing but Zubat now.

Items[edit]

Item Location
Guard Spec (Ruby and Sapphire only) In the center of the forest (Requires Cut)
Guard Spec (Emerald only) In the westermost section of the forest (Requires Cut)
PP Up (Emerald only) In the center of the forest (Requires Cut)
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[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
Trainer Pokemon
Aroma Lady Daisy
Aroma Lady Daisy
Reward: 640
  • Roselia Roselia Lv. 16
Twins Amy & Liv
Twins Amy & Liv
Reward: 384
  • Plusle Plusle Lv. 16
  • Minun Minun Lv. 16
PokefanM Miguel
PokefanM Miguel
Reward: 1280
  • Skitty Skitty Lv. 16
Fisherman Andrew
Fisherman Andrew
Reward: 600
  • Magikarp Magikarp Lv. 5
  • Tentacool Tentacool Lv. 10
  • Magikarp Magikarp Lv. 15
Emerald
Trainer Pokemon
Aroma Lady Daisy
Aroma Lady Daisy
Reward: 560
  • Roselia Roselia Lv. 14
  • Shroomish Shroomish Lv. 14
Twins Amy & Liv
Twins Amy & Liv
Reward: 360
  • Plusle Plusle Lv. 15
  • Minun Minun Lv. 15
Pokefan Miguel
Pokefan Miguel
Reward: 1200
  • Skitty Skitty Lv. 15
Fisherman Andrew
Fisherman Andrew
Reward: 600
  • Magikarp Magikarp Lv. 5
  • Tentacool Tentacool Lv. 10
  • Magikarp Magikarp Lv. 15
Guitarist Marcos
Guitarist Marcos
Reward: 480
  • Voltorb Voltorb Lv. 15
Black Belt Rhett
Black Belt Rhett
Reward: 480
  • Makuhita Makuhita Lv. 15
Swimmer F Isabelle
Swimmer F Isabelle
Reward: 120
  • Marill Marill Lv. 15
Swimmer M Pete
Swimmer M Pete
Reward: 120
  • Tentacool Tentacool Lv. 15