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Route 104 (south)
Ruby & SapphireEmerald


When you're done babysitting Wally in Petalburg City, head West to reach the Southern half of Route 104. The Route is split in two by Petalburg Woods, so we'll guide you through the North side after it. To see the entirety of Route 104, see Route 104 (North).

Mr. Briney's House[edit]

The house you'll notice just north of the beach belongs to the retired sailor Mr. Briney. Unfortunately, he isn't home right now. Remember this location, as later on, when you are heading to Dewford Town, you'll need his services. Dewford Town is on an island, so you can't get there by yourself until you have Surf. Talk to Mr. Briney after clearing the Rusturf Tunnel and he will take you there by boat.

Trainers[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
Trainer Pokemon
File:Pokemon RS Youngster.png
Youngster Billy
Reward: Pokebuck.png128
  • Seedot Seedot Lv. 6
  • Taillow Taillow Lv. 8
File:Pokemon RS Rich Boy.png
Rich Boy Winston
Reward: Pokebuck.png1400
  • Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Lv. 7
Emerald
Trainer Pokemon
File:Pokemon RS Youngster.png
Youngster Billy
Reward: Pokebuck.png112
  • Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Lv. 5
  • Seedot Seedot Lv. 7
File:Pokemon RS Lady.png
Lady Cindy
Reward: Pokebuck.png1400
  • Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Lv. 7
File:Pokemon RS Fisherman.png
Fisherman Darian
Reward: Pokebuck.png360
  • Magikarp Magikarp Lv. 9

Pokémon found[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
Pokémon Level Rate
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon 4-5 50%
Wurmple Wurmple 4-5 30%
Taillow Taillow 4-5 10%
Wingull Wingull 4-5 10%
Surfing
Wingull Wingull 10-30 95%
Pelipper Pelipper 25-30 5%
Emerald
Pokémon Level Rate
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon 4-5 40%
Wurmple Wurmple 4-5 20%
Taillow Taillow 4-5 10%
Wingull Wingull 4-5 10%
Marill Marill 4-5 20%
Surfing
Wingull Wingull 10-30 95%
Pelipper Pelipper 25-30 5%
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Pokémon Level Old Rod Good Rod Super Rod
Magikarp Magikarp 5-10 100% 100% 100%

Items[edit]

Item Location
Heart Scale (Hidden) On the beach, Southwest of the patch of grass.
PKMN Antidote.pngAntidote (Hidden) On the beach, in the Southwest corner.
PKMN Potion.pngPotion (Hidden) On the beach, near Mr. Briney's shack.
Pecha Berry x2 In the soft soil near Petalburg Woods.
PKMN OranBerry.pngOran Berry x2 In the soft soil near Petalburg Woods.
PKMN Pokéball.pngPokéball On the eastern hill, accessible from Petalburg Woods.

The three items that are hidden in the sand that can be found by pressing A button in front of the last squares on the beach (squares meaning steps). These can be very useful if you can find them all.

New Pokémon[edit]

#183 Marill
Pokemon 183Marill.png
For Emerald Players, this is the first Pokémon from the Previous generations that you will encounter, having the edge over Ruby and Sapphire players, who have to wait until Route 116 to catch any. Unlike the Johto Marill, these Hoenn variety have a Pre-evolved form called Azurill, which requires special breeding to get hold of. This mouse is a Water type, and he has the addition of Hydro Pump at Level 45, lacking from his GSC Predecessors. He has Water Gun at Level 10, so he can help you out in the first gym. He also has the Powerful Rock move, Rollout at Level 15, so training him a little can make him even more useful. He's a bit rare, you might need to wait a bit before you find him. Good use if you want to train him. and for Ruby and Sapphire users, you can catch it in Route 117, which won't be too long from now.
#276 Taillow
Pokemon 276Taillow.png
This is the first Normal/Flying Pokémon that you'll find in the game, reminiscent of Pidgey and Spearow from Firered and Leafgreen and the Red and Blue versions, but this guy takes its roots more from Spearow. It's an aggressive little fighter, with the ability Guts, which increases attack when there is a status problem, adding to its good attack, moves like Wing Attack can do loads of damage. Unlike Marill, this bird is available in all versions, so everyone can get it, despite it also being a bit uncommon. Be sure to catch this, as it will eventually become a powerful Swellow.