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New Pokémon
Ruby Sapphire Emerald
Desert (requires
Go-Goggles):

Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch
Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy
Return with the
Good Rod:
Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach

Desert (requires
Go-Goggles):

Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew
Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch
Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy
Return with the
Good Rod:
Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach

Route 111

Route 111 is the path between Mauville City and both Lavaridge Town and Fallarbor Town. Before you can go anywhere though, you'll need to smash some rocks with Rock Smash, so beating Mauville Gym beforehand is mandatory. further north you will find a desert and a raging sandstorm, preventing you from passing through (and diverting you to Route 112).

The Desert[edit]

Once you have the Go-Goggles (obtained after beating the Lavaridge Gym Leader), you can safely explore the desert. In the northeast corner of the desert is a pair of fossils. Grab one of them (the other will sink and disappear forever). Take it to the Devon Corp. and the researcher will determine it is a fossil of Pokémon. The researcher needs time to revive the Pokémon, which is in reality just a quick trip to and from the lower floor. The Root Fossil turns into a Lileep, while the Claw Fossil turns into an Anorith. These two Pokémon can only be otherwise obtained by trade or breeding.

Mirage Tower[edit]

In Pokémon Emerald, you will see a mysterious tower in the middle of the desert at times, and will probably realize soon after that the fossils are not where they should be in Ruby and Sapphire! To find them, grab a Mach Bike and enter this strange tower. Get to the top, and you can choose between the Root and Claw Fossil, as before. In Emerald, you can find the other fossil much later in the game. The tower appears occasionally when entering or leaving Route 111. If you leave the tower without obtaining a fossil, the tower will disappear, but visiting the Fossil Maniac on Route 114 will trigger the tower's appearance cycle again.


The Desert Ruins[edit]

At the very south end of the Route 111 desert, you will find a strange rock outcropping surrounded by six stones. This is the resting place of the Legendary Pokémon Regirock. As you'll soon notice, however, there is no entrance. The Desert Ruins will remain inaccessible until you solve the mystery of the Sealed Chamber. You'll be able to do this after you get your eighth Gym Badge. More details are available under Capturing the Regis.

Trainers[edit]

Southern Side[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald Interviewers.png
Interviewers Gabby and Ty
Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite (lvl. 19)
Pokemon 293Whismur.pngWhismur (lvl. 19)
Pokebuck.png1824
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Irene
Pokemon 285Shroomish.pngShroomish (lvl. 18)
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill (lvl. 18)
Pokebuck.png288
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Travis
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 19)Pokebuck.png288
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Tyron
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 19)Pokebuck.png304
PKMN Emerald AromaLady.png
Aroma Lady Celina
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 18)Pokebuck.png720
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Bianca
Pokemon 285Shroomish.pngShroomish (lvl. 18)Pokebuck.png288
PKMN Emerald Kindler.png
Kindler Hayden
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 18)Pokebuck.png576
PKMN Emerald Interviewers.png
Interviewers Gabby and Ty
Pokemon 081Magnemite.pngMagnemite (lvl. 17)
Pokemon 293Whismur.pngWhismur (lvl. 17)
Pokebuck.png1632
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Irene
Pokemon 285Shroomish.pngShroomish (lvl. 17)
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill (lvl. 17)
Pokebuck.png272
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Travis
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 18)Pokebuck.png288

Northern Side[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald CoolTrainerM.png
Cool Trainer Wilton
Pokemon 309Electrike.pngElectrike (lvl. 18)
Pokemon 320Wailmer.pngWailmer (lvl. 18)
Pokemon 296Makuhita.pngMakuhita (lvl. 18)
Pokebuck.png864
PKMN Emerald CoolTrainerF.png
Cool Trainer Brooke
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull (lvl. 18)
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 18)
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 18)
Pokebuck.png864
PKMN Emerald BlackBelt.png
Black Belt Daisuke (Requires Mach Bike)
Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop (lvl. 19)Pokebuck.png608
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald CoolTrainerM.png
Cool Trainer Wilton
Pokemon 309Electrike.pngElectrike (lvl. 17)
Pokemon 320Wailmer.pngWailmer (lvl. 17)
Pokemon 296Makuhita.pngMakuhita (lvl. 17)
Pokebuck.png816
PKMN Emerald CoolTrainerF.png
Cool Trainer Brooke
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull (lvl. 17)
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 17)
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 17)
Pokebuck.png816
PKMN Emerald BlackBelt.png
Black Belt Daisuke (Requires Mach Bike)
Pokemon 066Machop.pngMachop (lvl. 19)Pokebuck.png608

Desert[edit]

Ruby and Sapphire
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Cliff
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy (lvl. 22)
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 22)
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy (lvl. 22)
Pokebuck.png352
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Heidi
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 23)
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy (lvl. 23)
Pokebuck.png368
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Drew
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 24)Pokebuck.png384
PKMN Emerald RuinManiac.png
Ruin Maniac Dusty
Pokemon 028Sandslash.pngSandslash (lvl. 24)Pokebuck.png1440
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Becky
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 24)Pokebuck.png384
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Heidi
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 22)
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy (lvl. 22)
Pokebuck.png352
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Beau
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy (lvl. 21)
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 21)
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy (lvl. 21)
Pokebuck.png336
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Drew
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 23)Pokebuck.png368
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Becky
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 22)
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill (lvl. 22)
Pokebuck.png352
PKMN Emerald RuinManiac.png
Ruin Maniac Dusty
Pokemon 028Sandslash.pngSandslash (lvl. 23)Pokebuck.png1380
PKMN Emerald Picnicker.png
Picnicker Celia
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill (lvl. 22)
Pokemon 271Lombre.pngLombre (lvl. 22)
Pokebuck.png352
PKMN Emerald RuinManiac.png
Ruin Maniac Bryan
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew (lvl. 22)
Pokemon 028Sandslash.pngSandslash (lvl. 22)
Pokebuck.png1320
PKMN Emerald Camper.png
Camper Branden
Pokemon 276Taillow.pngTaillow (lvl. 22)
Pokemon 274Nuzleaf.pngNuzleaf (lvl. 22)
Pokebuck.png352

The Winstrate Family[edit]

Hmm? There's a house next to this lake. And who's that standing in front of the entrance? It's the Winstrates!

The Winstrates are a family of four that offer a challenge to any and all passing trainers: beat all four in a row, and win a prize!

Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald PokéfanM.png
Victor, the Father
Pokemon 276Taillow.pngTaillow (lvl. 16)
Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.pngZigzagoon (lvl. 16)
Pokebuck.png320 (Ruby & Sapphire)
Pokebuck.png640 (Emerald)
PKMN Emerald PokéfanF.png
Victoria, the Mother
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 17)Pokebuck.png340 (Ruby & Sapphire)
Pokebuck.png680 (Emerald)
PKMN Emerald Lass.png
Vivi, the Sister
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill (lvl. 15)
Pokemon 285Shroomish.pngShroomish (lvl. 15)
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 15)
Pokebuck.png300 (Ruby & Sapphire)
Pokebuck.png600 (Emerald)
PKMN Emerald ExpertF.png
Vicky, the Elder
Pokemon 307Meditite.pngMeditite (lvl. 18)Pokebuck.png360 (Ruby & Sapphire)
Pokebuck.png720 (Emerald)


Defeating all four grants you access to their house, and talking to Victoria, the Mother, will net you a Macho Brace, which doubles all EV points gained from battle, while halving the holder's speed. Also, talking to the other Winstrates will reveal that there is actually a fifth member, the Brother, who is the strongest of them all. Perhaps you'll meet him someday on your own journey?

Pokémon found[edit]

Ruby & Sapphire Level Encounter Rate Emerald Level Encounter Rate
Deep Sand
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew 19-21 35% Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew 19-21 35%
Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch 19-21 35% Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch 19-21 35%
Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea 19-21 20% Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea 20-22 6%
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy 20-22 10% Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy 19-21 24%
Rock Smash
Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 5-20 100%
Surfing
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill 5-35 99%
Pokemon 283Surskit.pngSurskit 20-30 1%
Old Rod
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 5-10 30%
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 5-10 70%
Good Rod
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 10-30 20%
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 10-30 60%
Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 10-30 20%
Super Rod
Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 20-45 100%

Items[edit]

Southern Section[edit]

  • Macho Brace - Defeat the Winstrate family, and speak with Winstrate Vivi
  • HP Up - West side of the pond (requires Surf)
  • Elixir (Emerald only) - Near the southern end of the route

Northern Section[edit]

  • TM43 (Secret Power) - From the boy near the Secret Base tree
  • Razz Berry - From the girl near the Berry patch (one per day)
  • Oran Berry x6 - From the Berry Trees, north of the Rest Stop
  • Razz Berry x6 - From the Berry Trees, north of the Rest Stop

Desert[edit]

  • Protein (RS only) - In the desert, northwest of the first trainer
  • Protein (Emerald only) - Behind Mirage Tower (Hidden)
  • Stardust - In the rock being circled by the Ruin Maniac (Hidden)
  • Stardust - In the rock northwest of Protein, beside a big rock
  • Rare Candy - At the south-east corner of the safe path, by a rock in the deep sand (Hidden)
  • Root Fossil/Claw Fossil - In the northeast corner - the player picks one and the other disappears
  • TM37 (Sandstorm) - At the southern tip of the desert