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Route 116

Follow the Aqua/Magma Grunt here to reach Route 116, which introduces you to new Pokémon to both find and fight.


Trainers[edit]

There are two trainers in the first part of the path. Take the low road to grab the Repel. The top route has less grass and a youngster while the bottom path has a Bug Catcher.

Ruby and Sapphire
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Bug Catcher Jose
Emerald
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Bug Catcher Jose
Ruby and Sapphire
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Youngster Joey
Emerald
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Youngster Joey

Head east for a School Kid in Emerald, and further East for two trainers that you can choose to enagage in a double battle.

Emerald
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School Kid Karen
Emerald
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Youngster Johnson
Ruby and Sapphire
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Lass Janice
  • Marill (lvl. 10, 123 EXP)
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Ruby and Sapphire
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Hiker Clark
Emerald
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Hiker Clark
Emerald
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Hiker Devan

Head north, and use your Cut skill to move through the trees, where you will find some more Trainers to battle.

Emerald
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Lady Sarah
Emerald
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Rich Boy Dawson
Ruby and Sapphire
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School Kid Jerry
  • Ralts (lvl. 10, 150 EXP)
  • Pokebuck.png200
Emerald
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School Kid Jerry
Ruby and Sapphire
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School Kid Karen
Emerald
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Lass Janice

On the western end of this tree path is a grove full of Berries (Chesto and Pinap), as well as an Ether. There's also a Super Potion hidden near the ledge. East of the house, you'll find Mr Briney at the entrance to a cave. He's lost Peeko, his Wingull, and needs help. Enter the cave to find Peeko.

Items[edit]

  • 4x Chesto Berry
  • 6x Pinap Berry
  • Ether (restores 10 PP of a specific move)
  • Super Potion (Bottom left corner of ridge)

Pokémon Found[edit]

Pokémon found (grass)
Sapphire Encounter Rate Ruby Encounter Rate Emerald Encounter Rate
Pokemon 290Nincada.pngNincada 20% Pokemon 290Nincada.pngNincada 20% Pokemon 290Nincada.pngNincada 20%
Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.pngZigzagoon 29% Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.pngZigzagoon 29% Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena 28%
Pokemon 300Skitty.pngSkitty 1% Pokemon 300Skitty.pngSkitty 1% Pokemon 300Skitty.pngSkitty 2%
Pokemon 276Taillow.pngTaillow 20% Pokemon 276Taillow.pngTaillow 20% Pokemon 276Taillow.pngTaillow 20%
Pokemon 293Whismur.pngWhismur 30% Pokemon 293Whismur.pngWhismur 30% Pokemon 293Whismur.pngWhismur 30%
Pokeball.png N/A Pokeball.png N/A Pokemon 063Abra.pngAbra 1%
#63 Abra #290 Nincada
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Abra, the very powerful Psychic Pokémon, gets its late game strength from the fact that it evolves twice. In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, you can also find Abra in the Granite Cave on the island of Dewford.

Abras can seem to be a pain to rookie or impatient trainers, due to the difficulty in capturing them. Abra is very hard to catch, as it will use the psychic move Teleport that lets it escape from battle. Most of the time you'll need to throw a Poké Ball and hope you catch it, although putting it to sleep is a good strategy if you have a Pokémon that can do so. A captured Abra has a five percent chance of holding a TwistedSpoon, so in some cases it is advised for the trainer to catch several Abras.

Abra will only learn begin learning offensive moves at level 16 after it evolves into Kadabra, with the new attack being Confusion. Once Abra evolves into Kadabra, you can immediately evolve it into an Alakazam by trading it with a friend.

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The Pokémon with extremely strong defense. A great Pokémon to teach the move Cut to, Nincada's attacks make it a late-game Pokémon as at low levels it learns only weak Normal, Ground and Bug type attacks. At the level of 25, Nincada picks up the attack False Swipe. This attack lets you attack an opponent without it falling below 1Hp, making it very useful for capturing wild Pokémon. Then Nincada learns the Attack Metal Claw (Level 38) and Dig (level 45).

Nincada evolves into a fast bug-flying Pokémon named Ninjask at level 20. If you have a open slot plus an extra Poké Ball when this happens, you will get the little surprise of Shedinja, a Bug-Ghost Pokémon which learns attacks such as Shadow Ball and Grudge. The problem you are faced with is if you evolve your Nincada at Level 20, you will lose out on the attacks Dig, Metal Claw and False Swipe which are replaced with Slash, Baton Pass and Swords Dance.

#293 Whismur #300 Skitty
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Whismur the Whisper Pokémon. Again, another Normal type Pokémon with mediocre attacks. The best selection of attacks that Whismur can learn are the attacks Stomp (Level 25) and Hyper Voice (Level 45). Whismur evolves into a Loudred at level 20 and into an Exploud at Level 40, which are not very powerful apart from Exploud's new attack, Hyper Beam (Level 71), only available in the very late game.

The ability of Whismur is Soundproof, which prevents all sound-based moves from hurting your Whismur due to its deafness. Some attacks that are stopped are GrassWhistle, Growl and Perish Song. An issue with this ability is that when two Whismurs, Loudreds or Explouds battle, a number of their attacks are canceled due to Soundproof, like Uproar and Hyper Voice.

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Skitty the Kitten Pokémon has the amazing ability Cute Charm, which will infatuate Pokémon that come into contact with them, possibly preventing them from attacking. The only place where this Pokémon can be found is on Route 116.

Skitty's starting attacks are quite ordinary, but once some time has been put into its training, it will learn attacks like DoubleSlap (Level 15). Skitty will learn the powerful attack for double battles Assist (Level 19), the strong Dark attack Faint Attack (Level 27), and the extremely powerful Normal type attack Double-edge (Level 39).

Skitty is best as a mid-to-late game Pokémon, but its disadvantage is that it can only be found at low levels. Skitty evolves into Delcatty while using a Moon Stone, but be warned that once evolved, Delcatty will not learn any new attacks. It would normally be better to use the Pokémon Zigzagoon, which is much stronger and more well-rounded Pokémon compared to Skitty.