Twinleaf Town is the very first town you’ll come across, and the place you’ll start out. Although there isn’t much to be done here, it’s your introduction to the game.
The first place to explore is your own house. There isn’t much to find in your room, but you can sleep in your bed (which will heal your Pokémon, when you have them) and check out the Nintendo Switch.
Head downstairs and talk to Mom. She’ll explain that your friendly rival you named when you loaded up the game was looking for you, and it’s time to head out and find him.
Chasing Your Rival
Head up and left. You’ll be able to enter your rival’s house after meeting him outside, and he’ll run outside and take off into Route 201. Give chase, and follow the events there!
You’ll also be able to choose your starter Pokémon before you had back to Twinleaf Town.
The Running Shoes
The Running Shoes are the only item you’ll be able to get in Twinleaf Town, and they’ll be gifted to you by Mom when you let her know you’re off on an adventure to Sandgem Town.
To use them, tilt the left analog stick more firmly than usual and you’ll move at a faster speed. If using the D-Pad, you should instead hold the B button, just like in the old days!