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Ruby Sapphire Emerald
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull
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 it's 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 & Sapphire Level Encounter Chance Emerald Level Encounter Chance
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena 2-4 30% Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena 2-4 60%
Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.pngZigzagoon 2-4 60% Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.pngZigzagoon 2-4 20%
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull 2-4 10% Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull 2-4 20%
Surfing
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool 5-35 60%
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull 10-30 35%
Pokemon 279Pelipper.pngPelipper 25-30 5%
Old Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 5-10 70%
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool 5-10 30%
Good Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 10-30 60%
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool 10-30 20%
Pokemon 320Wailmer.pngWailmer 10-30 20%
Super Rod
Pokemon 320Wailmer.pngWailmer 25-45 60%
Pokemon 319Sharpedo.pngSharpedo 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
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN RubySapphire TrainerBrendan.pngTrainer BrendanPokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5)
Pokebuck.png300
PKMN RubySapphire TrainerMay.pngTrainer MayPokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5)
Pokebuck.png300
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald TrainerBrendan.pngTrainer BrendanPokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5)
Pokebuck.png300
PKMN Emerald TrainerMay.pngTrainer MayPokemon 258Mudkip.pngMudkip (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 252Treecko.pngTreecko (lvl. 5) OR
Pokemon 255Torchic.pngTorchic (lvl. 5)
Pokebuck.png300

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
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 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 Cave.
Route 103 in Emerald with 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.

Items

  • Guard Spec : In the center of the forest (requires Cut) (Ruby and Sapphire only); In the westernmost section of the forest (requires Cut) (Emerald only)
  • PP Up : In the center of the forest (Emerald only) (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)

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.

Trainers[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald AromaLady.png
Aroma Lady Daisy
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 15)Pokebuck.png640
PKMN Emerald Twins.png
Twins Amy and Liv
Pokemon 311Plusle.pngPlusle (lvl. 16)
Pokemon 312Minun.pngMinun (lvl. 16)
Pokebuck.png384
PKMN Emerald PokéfanM.png
Pokéfan Miguel
Pokemon 300Skitty.pngSkitty (lvl. 16)Pokebuck.png1280
PKMN Emerald Fisherman.png
Fisherman Andrew
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp (lvl. 5)

Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool (lvl. 10)

Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp (lvl. 15)
Pokebuck.png600
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald AromaLady.png
Aroma Lady Daisy
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 14)
Pokemon 285Shroomish.pngShroomish (lvl. 14)
Pokebuck.png560
PKMN Emerald Twins.png
Twins Amy and Liv
Pokemon 311Plusle.pngPlusle (lvl. 15)
Pokemon 312Minun.pngMinun (lvl. 15)
Pokebuck.png360
PKMN Emerald PokéfanM.png
Pokéfan Miguel
Pokemon 300Skitty.pngSkitty (lvl. 15)Pokebuck.png1200
PKMN Emerald Fisherman.png
Fisherman Andrew
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp (lvl. 5)
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool (lvl. 10)
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp (lvl. 15)
Pokebuck.png600
PKMN Emerald Guitarist.png
Guitarist Marcos (Requires Cut)
Pokemon 100Voltorb.pngVoltorb (lvl. 15)Pokebuck.png480
PKMN Emerald BlackBelt.png
Black Belt Rhett (Requires Cut)
Pokemon 296Makuhita.pngMakuhita (lvl. 15)Pokebuck.png480
PKMN Emerald SwimmerF.png
Swimmer Isabelle (Requires Surf)
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill (lvl. 15)Pokebuck.png120
PKMN Emerald SwimmerM.png
Swimmer Pete (Requires Surf)
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool (lvl. 15)Pokebuck.png120