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New Pokémon
Ruby Sapphire Emerald
Pokemon 349Feebas.pngFeebas
Pokemon 351Castform.pngCastform
Pokemon 357Tropius.pngTropius
Route 119 in Emerald.
Route 119 in Ruby and Sapphire

Route 119 is one of the largest land routes in the entire game, and is packed full of things to do and stuff to find as well. From Pokémon that can change their shape based on the weather to a fish that's considered the hardest thing to find in any Pokémon game, you'll likely be frequenting this route quite a bit. More so because of the fish than anything else.

Too Tall for Lawn Mowers[edit]

The first thing you'll notice is the abnormally tall grass patches. This super-tall grass completely prevents you from traversing on bicycle, so you're going to need to hoof it across the route. Rather ironically, there's also parts of the route that is accessible only by bicycle, but we'll get to those later.

While on the route, it'll be raining for 3 days, with a single clear day in-between each rain cycle. If you start a battle while it is raining, it'll be raining in your battle too (and thus any and all Water type moves will gain a boost to power).

The Mimic Circle[edit]

There are 6 trainers in the initial clumps of grass alone, but getting to them isn't as easy as they seem. The trainers will turn and take steps whenever the player does, so each one requires a certain pattern to get to. Oh, and they all have an unhealthy obsession with bugs.

Ruby and Sapphire
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald BugCatcher.png
Bug Catcher Kent
Pokemon 291Ninjask.pngNinjask (lvl. 26)Pokebuck.png416
PKMN Emerald BugManiac.png
Bug Maniac Donald
Pokemon 265Wurmple.pngWurmple (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 266Silcoon.pngSilcoon (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 267Beautifly.pngBeautifly (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png1500
PKMN Emerald BugCatcher.png
Bug Catcher Greg
Pokemon 313Volbeat.pngVolbeat (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 314Illumise.pngIllumise (lvl. 26)
Pokebuck.png416
PKMN Emerald BugManiac.png
Bug Maniac Taylor
Pokemon 265Wurmple.pngWurmple
Pokemon 268Cascoon.pngCascoon (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 269Dustox.pngDustox (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png1500
PKMN Emerald BugCatcher.png
Bug Catcher Doug
Pokemon 290Nincada.pngNincada (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 290Nincada.pngNincada (lvl. 26)
Pokebuck.png416
PKMN Emerald BugManiac.png
Bug Maniac Brent
Pokemon 283Surskit.pngSurskit (lvl. 27)Pokebuck.png1620
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald BugCatcher.png
Bug Catcher Kent
Pokemon 291Ninjask.pngNinjask (lvl. 25)Pokebuck.png400
PKMN Emerald BugManiac.png
Bug Maniac Donald
Pokemon 265Wurmple.pngWurmple (lvl. 24)
Pokemon 266Silcoon.pngSilcoon (lvl. 24)
Pokemon 267Beautifly.pngBeautifly (lvl. 24)
Pokebuck.png1440
PKMN Emerald BugCatcher.png
Bug Catcher Greg
Pokemon 313Volbeat.pngVolbeat (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 314Illumise.pngIllumise (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png400
PKMN Emerald BugManiac.png
Bug Maniac Taylor
Pokemon 265Wurmple.pngWurmple (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 268Cascoon.pngCascoon (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 269Dustox.pngDustox (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png1620
PKMN Emerald BugCatcher.png
Bug Catcher Doug
Pokemon 290Nincada.pngNincada (lvl. 28)
Pokemon 291Ninjask.pngNinjask (lvl. 28)
Pokebuck.png448
PKMN Emerald BugManiac.png
Bug Maniac Brent
Pokemon 283Surskit.pngSurskit (lvl. 28)Pokebuck.png1560

Once you get past the super-tall grass, you'll find a rest house to shelter yourself from the rain.

Tight-roping, for bikes![edit]

Shortly after the rest house and behind some super-tall grass will be a white bridge across the river. This bridge is only traverse-able by bunny-hopping on the Acro bike, so make sure you have one whenever you wanna go over there. The only thing on the other side of the bike bridge is an Item, however, so it is by no means mandatory to do so.

Trainers[edit]

The list of trainers here does not include those found in the large patch of super-tall grass, those found in the Weather Institute, or any Unique battles.

Ruby and Sapphire
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald Fisherman.png
Fisherman Eugene (Requires Surf)
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp (lvl. 30)
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool (lvl. 21)
Pokemon 349Feebas.pngFeebas (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 24)
Pokebuck.png960
PKMN Emerald PokémonRangerF.png
Pokémon Ranger Catherine
Pokemon 044Gloom.pngGloom (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png1296
PKMN Emerald PokémonRangerM.png
Pokémon Ranger Jackson
Pokemon 286Breloom.pngBreloom (lvl. 28)Pokebuck.png1344
PKMN Emerald Birdkeeper.png
Bird Keeper Phil
Pokemon 276Taillow.pngTaillow (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 277Swellow.pngSwellow (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png800
PKMN Emerald Ninjaboy.png
Ninja Boy Takashi
Pokemon 290Nincada.pngNincada (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 291Ninjask.pngNinjask (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png300
PKMN Emerald Birdkeeper.png
Bird Keeper Hugh
Pokemon 277Swellow.pngSwellow (lvl. 27)Pokebuck.png864
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald Fisherman.png
Fisherman Chris (Requires Surf)
Pokemon 129Magikarp.pngMagikarp (lvl. 29)
Pokemon 072Tentacool.pngTentacool (lvl. 20)
Pokemon 349Feebas.pngFeebas (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 23)
Pokebuck.png920
PKMN Emerald PokémonRangerF.png
Pokémon Ranger Catherine
Pokemon 044Gloom.pngGloom (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 315Roselia.pngRoselia (lvl. 26)
Pokebuck.png1248
PKMN Emerald PokémonRangerM.png
Pokémon Ranger Jackson
Pokemon 286Breloom.pngBreloom (lvl. 27)Pokebuck.png1296
PKMN Emerald ParasolLady.png
Parasol Lady Rachel
Pokemon 118Goldeen.pngGoldeen (lvl. 26)Pokebuck.png1040
PKMN Emerald Birdkeeper.png
Bird Keeper Phil
Pokemon 277Swellow.pngSwellow (lvl. 26)Pokebuck.png832
PKMN Emerald Ninjaboy.png
Ninja Boy Takashi
Pokemon 291Ninjask.pngNinjask (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 109Koffing.pngKoffing (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png300
PKMN Emerald Kindler.png
Kindler Dayton
Pokemon 218Slugma.pngSlugma (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png800
PKMN Emerald Birdkeeper.png
Bird Keeper Hugh
Pokemon 278Wingull.pngWingull (lvl. 25)
Pokemon 357Tropius.pngTropius (lvl. 25)
Pokebuck.png800

The Weather Institute[edit]

The weather institute is, as the name suggests, a meteorological research station, and keeps track of the weather across the entire Region. It also is home to many projects, including a machine that can change the weather at will and an entirely artificial Pokémon.

However, upon the player's first visit, it is discovered that the research team has been taken hostage by the evil teams! As usual, it's time to clear them out.

Ruby
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald MagmaGruntF.png
Magma Grunt (Floor 1)
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 28)Pokebuck.png560
PKMN Emerald MagmaGruntM.png
Magma Grunt (Floor 1)
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png540
PKMN Emerald MagmaGruntM.png
Magma Grunt (Floor 2)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png540
PKMN Emerald MagmaGruntM.png
Magma Grunt (Floor 2)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 26)
Pokebuck.png520
Sapphire
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntF.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 1)
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 28)Pokebuck.png560
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntM.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 1)
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png540
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntM.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 2)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png540
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntM.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 2)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 26)
Pokebuck.png520
Emerald
PicturePokémonReward
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntF.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 1)
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 28)Pokebuck.png560
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntM.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 1)
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png540
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntM.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 2)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 27)
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png540
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntF.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 2)
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngZubat (lvl. 2&)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 27)
Pokebuck.png540
PKMN Emerald AquaGruntM.png
Aqua Grunt (Floor 2)
Pokemon 261Poochyena.pngPoochyena (lvl. 26)
Pokemon 041Zubat.pngCarvanha (lvl. 26)
Pokebuck.png520

The Admins[edit]

After fighting your way through the Grunts, you'll be confronted by one of the Team's Admins, who is spearheading this operation. Defeat them to free the meteorologists.

In Ruby[edit]

Magma Admin Courtney 1st 2nd Rewards
PKMN Emerald MagmaAdminCourtney.png Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 28) Pokemon 262Mightyena.pngMightyena (lvl. 28) Pokebuck.png1120

In Sapphire & Emerald[edit]

Aqua Admin Shelly 1st 2nd Rewards
PKMN Emerald AquaAdminShelly.png Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha (lvl. 28) Pokemon 262Mightyena.pngMightyena (lvl. 28) Pokebuck.png1120

Upon defeating the Admin, the researchers will thank you and give you a free Pokemon 351Castform.pngCastform, but it can only be accepted if you have a spare slot in your team. If you don't, then they'll hold on to it for you, so just go to the nearest Pokémon Center to store one of your Pokémon and come back. Time to continue traversing the route!

The Northern Half of the Route[edit]

The northern part of the route is noticeably more barren than the southern half, and the entire Northwest section is inaccessible until you obtain the ability to use HM07 Waterfall outside of battle. Even so, there's still a couple of activities to do on the Northeast side, so head over the wooden bridge.

Oh hey, your rival![edit]

Upon crossing the bridge and heading North, you'll instantly be thrown into a conversation and subsequent battle against your Rival that you cannot refuse, so make sure to fully heal your Pokémon before initiating the event. As usual, your Rival has gotten stronger, and there's even an extra goodie at the end!

In Ruby & Sapphire[edit]

Sprite Pokémon Trainer Brendan/May 1st 2nd 3rd Reward
PKMN RubySapphire TrainerBrendan.png
PKMN RubySapphire TrainerMay.png
If you chose Treecko: Pokemon 285Shroomish.pngShroomish (lvl. 29) Pokemon 320Wailmer.pngWailmer (lvl. 29) Pokemon 256Combusken.pngCombusken (lvl. 31) Pokebuck.png1860
HM02 Fly
If you chose Torchic: Pokemon 285Shroomish.pngShroomish (lvl. 29) Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 29) Pokemon 259Marshtomp.pngMarshtomp (lvl. 31)
If you chose Mudkip: Pokemon 320Wailmer.pngWailmer (lvl. 29) Pokemon 322Numel.pngNumel (lvl. 29) Pokemon 253Grovyle.pngGrovyle (lvl. 31)

In Emerald[edit]

Sprite Pokémon Trainer Brendan/May 1st 2nd 3rd Rewards
PKMN Emerald TrainerBrendan.png
PKMN Emerald TrainerMay.png
If you chose Treecko: Pokemon 279Pelipper.pngPelipper (lvl. 29) Pokemon 271Lombre.pngLombre (lvl. 29) Pokemon 256Combusken.pngCombusken (lvl. 31) Pokebuck.png1860
HM02 Fly
If you chose Torchic: Pokemon 271Lombre.pngLombre (lvl. 29) Pokemon 218Slugma.pngSlugma (lvl. 29) Pokemon 259Marshtomp.pngMarshtomp (lvl. 31)
If you chose Mudkip: Pokemon 218Slugma.pngSlugma (lvl. 29) Pokemon 279Pelipper.pngPelipper (lvl. 29) Pokemon 253Grovyle.pngGrovyle (lvl. 31)

In addition to the monetary rewards, your Rival will also give you one of the most useful HMs in the game: HM02 Fly. In battle, Fly is a two-turn move that deals high damage. Outside of battle, Fly can be used to instantly travel to any Pokémon Center you've previously visited. This will cut out a lot of otherwise mandatory travel time, so it's recommended that you teach this to a Pokémon ASAP.

Hidden Kecleon[edit]

There are two hidden Pokemon 352Kecleon.pngKecleon in the northern part of the route, that can only be interacted with if the player has the Devon Scope , found on Route 120.

  • Next to the bike rails (Ruby & Sapphire only)
  • In the dead-end path near the entrance to Fortree City (Emerald only)
  • Just right of the last Ninja Boy before Fortree City, in the indent of trees

The Fish[edit]

And finally, it's time to talk about Pokemon 349Feebas.pngFeebas. "What's special about Feebas", you say? Well, there's two things special about Feebas:

Firstly, it evolves into Pokemon 350Milotic.pngMilotic by levelling up with it's Beauty stat maxed out (this can be achieved by feeding it Pamtre Berries, which increase the Beauty stat, and are obtained after beating the Elite Four).

And secondly, it is notoriously difficult to actually find. The only way to encounter Feebas in the wild is to fish on any one of 6 unique water tiles in the river on this route, that randomise every time the trend in Dewford Town is changed. There's no easy shortcut to know which tile has Feebas in it either - your best bet is gonna be process of elimination. To add onto the annoyance, Feebas shares the encounter pool with other Pokémon as well, so your chances of finding them are even lower. Thankfully, all 3 rods are capable of finding Feebas, and the Pokémon can be found on those 6 tiles as many times as lady luck gives you, so you can take your time.

Pokémon found[edit]

Ruby, Sapphire, & Emerald Level Encounter Rate
Pokemon 043Oddish.pngOddish 24-27 30%
Pokemon 263Zigzagoon.pngZigzagoon 25, 27 30%
Pokemon 264Linoone.pngLinoone 25, 27 30%
Pokemon 357Tropius.pngTropius 25-27 9%
Pokemon 352Kecleon.pngKecleon 25 1%
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 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha 10-30 20%
Super Rod
Pokemon 318Carvanha.pngCarvanha 20-45 100%
Special Pokémon
Pokemon 349Feebas.pngFeebas 20-25 50% on applicable tiles;
0% anywhere else
Pokemon 352Kecleon.pngKecleon 30 Two (One-time encounters)
Pokemon 351Castform.pngCastform 25 One
(Reward for clearing the Weather Institue)

Items[edit]

  • Elixir - Mixed along the grass near the centre of the route
  • Elixir - Southeast of the northern bridge of the route
  • Sitrus Berry x2 - In the soft soil patch near the first Acro Bike bridge
  • Leppa Berry x3 - In the soft soil patch near the first Acro Bike bridge
  • Hondew Berry x4 - In the soft soil patch near the upper waterfall (Requires Surf and Waterfall)
  • Leaf Stone - At the southernmost tip of the middle-level river (Requires Surf)
  • Super Repel - In the large grass patch at the southern end of the route
  • Hyper Potion - In the large grass patch at the southern end of the route
  • Hyper Potion - Near the muddy slope, south of the Weather Insitute
  • Zinc - On the patch of land northwest of the path on the lowest level (Requires Surf)
  • Pomeg Berry - In the soft soil patch near Fortree City
  • Rare Candy - Near the maze of bridges on the highest level of the route (Requires Acro Bike, Surf, and Waterfall)
  • Nugget - Far north, past the upper waterfall (Requires Acro Bike, Surf, and Waterfall)
  • Full Heal - In a clear square in the southernmost large patch of grass (Hidden)
  • Max Ether - In a tiny patch of land east of the upper waterfall (Hidden)(Requires Surf)
  • Ultra Ball - In the middle of a patch of long grass east of the river, as it bends eastward in the middle of the route (Hidden)(Requires Surf)
  • Calcium - In the square of flowers beside a Secret Base entrance, just west of the first waterfall (Hidden)(Requires Acro Bike)