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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. You'll find that the route is blocked by rocks; you'll need to use Rock Smash to proceed. In addition, 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.

Pokémon found[edit]

Pokémon found (Rock Smash)
Ruby Encounter Rate Sapphire Encounter Rate Emerald Encounter Rate
Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 100% Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 100% Pokemon 074Geodude.pngGeodude 100%
Pokémon found (Surfing)
Ruby Encounter Rate Sapphire Encounter Rate Emerald Encounter Rate
Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill 99% Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill 99% Pokemon 183Marill.pngMarill 99%
Pokemon 283Surskit.pngSurskit 1% Pokemon 283Surskit.pngSurskit 1% Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 1%
Pokémon found (Fishing)
Ruby Encounter Rate Sapphire Encounter Rate Emerald Encounter Rate
Old Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 70% Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 70% Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 70%
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 30% Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 30% Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 30%
Good Rod
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 60% Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 60% Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp 60%
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 20% Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 20% Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen 20%
Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 20% Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 20% Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 20%
Super Rod
Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 100% Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 100% Pokemon 339Barboach.pngBarboach 100%

Desert[edit]

Pokémon found (Walking)
Ruby Encounter Rate Sapphire Encounter Rate Emerald Encounter Rate
Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew 35% Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew 35% Pokemon 027Sandshrew.pngSandshrew 35%
Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch 35% Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch 35% Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch 35%
Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea 20% Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea 20% Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy 24%
Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy 10% Pokemon 343Baltoy.pngBaltoy 10% Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea 6%

Trainers[edit]

Trainer
Interviewer Gabby & Ty
Double Battle
Trainer
Camper Travis'

Winstrate Contest[edit]

Just outside of Mauville is a family that hold a small contest. Defeat four trainers in a row:

Trainer
Winstrate Victor
Trainer
Winstrate Victoria
  • Roselia (lvl. 17) (Oran Berry)
  • Pokebuck.png680
Trainer
Winstrate Vivi
Trainer
Winstrate Vicky

At the end of the gauntlet, you can enter, and speak with the family.

Route 111 North[edit]

Trainer
Cooltrainer Wilton
Trainer
Cooltrainer Brooke

Items[edit]

Southern Section

  • 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

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

Desert

  • Protein (R/S only) - in the desert, northwest of the first trainer
  • Protein (Emerald only) - hidden behind Mirate Tower
  • Stardust - hidden in the rock being circled by the Ruins Maniac
  • Stardust - in the rock northwest of Protein, beside big rock
  • Rare candy - hidden at the south-east corner of the safe path, you should see a rock in the heavy sand
  • Root Fossil and Claw Fossil - in the northeast corner - the player picks one and the other disappears
  • TM37 (Sandstorm) - at the southern tip of the desert