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Obtaining the Pokedex

Vincent Lau

Better follow your rival to see what's next in store for you.

Route 103

After the battle with Brendan/May, return southward to Oldale Town.

Oldale Town

Continue south and out of town, healing up if needed (though how that would be a necessity without obscene grinding, I don’t know).

Route 101

Continue further southward back to Littleroot. Remember, you can jump over brown, raised ledges - much like other Pokémon games - but remember that it is a one-way deal.

Littleroot Town

Head south and into Birch’s lab. As you enter, Birch will call you over and decide that you should be given a Pokédex . As he explains, the Pokédex is a technological wonder that allows you to collect data on any Pokémon you can find: 721 species to date!

May will then also give you ten Poké Balls ! Poké Balls are capsule-like devices which hold Pokémon; you can use them to also catch Pokémon and then be able to train them at will.

With this event, your journey begins proper; it is now time for you to arbitrarily act on your unspoken goal of conquering the eight Gyms of the Hoenn region and then the Pokémon League.

Once you leave the lab, go north to Route 101 though as you approach, your mother will call. After the brief, sentimental scene, continue onto the route.

Route 101

Sneaking is a fantastic way to encounter rare or more powerful Pokemon.

If you want to, you can use the Poké Balls you recently earned to catch Pokémon on this Route. Right now, there’s not much of note - neither here or Route 103, just "Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon and "Wurmple" IconWurmple. "Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon can be moderately useful as an HM slave, though.

In any case, as you enter the Route, May will come along and hand you the DexNav app for the PokéNav Plus on the Touch Screen, in turn letting you be able to see that you’ve caught (or not) certain Pokémon on a Route.

Additionally, as you go along the Route, May will also show you how to sneak up on Pokémon. Whenever you see a part of a Pokémon sprite sticking up out of the grass, you can move the Circle Pad slowly to walk to it and battle it; these Pokémon are usually special in some way.

For example, when you enter this battle, the "Poochyena" IconPoochyena will have one of the elemental Fang moves, based on your starter - Ice Fang if "Torchic" IconTorchic, Fire Fang if "Mudkip" IconMudkip, and Thunder Fang if "Treecko" IconTreecko.

This will be your first occasion to actually catch a Pokémon, too. The summation will be to lower your foe’s HP as much as possible and then use a Poké Ball. If you need more detailed guidance and tips, check the Pokemon Capture section of the guide. Once that is done, continue into Oldale.

Oldale Town

Heal up in the Pokémon Center to begin with. If you wish, you can buy additional Poké Balls and Potions in the Poké Mart, and they also now sell Antidotes.

For now, it’ll be best to just buy a couple of Antidotes; you have enough of the rest most likely to get you by to the next few towns. In any case, once you’re done, go west onto Route 102 .


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Relive your adventures in Hoenn or start a brand new journey with this re-imagining of a much-loved game. Collect and battle your way to the Pokemon League for the right to challenge the Elite Four. Hunt legendary Pokemon, breed them and become the best Pokemon Master you can be with the help of our guide!

  • A full walkthrough for all badges and the Pokemon League challenges.
  • Side quest information on legendary Pokemon and the different Routes and Caves.
  • Information on breeding, Pokemon Contests, the Battle Maison and much more!
  • Full-color screenshots throughout and useful tips to help you along the way.
  • Comparisons between the original game and remake.

Updates (Aug 2016):

  • Added Encounter Rates to Wild Pokémon table lists as well as general locations making it easier to find your favorite Pokémon.
  • Fixed some formatting issues and general editing.
  • Expanded Introduction with loads of new information.
  • Restructured Extra Activities section (at the end) for easier navigation and reading.

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