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Optional - Route 116 and Rusturf Tunnel

Vincent Lau

A route with actual Pokémon and trainers!

Pokémon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
"Nincada" IconNincada Bug/Ground Grass/Horde 20%, 35% (Horde)
"Skitty" IconSkitty Normal Grass/Horde 5%
"Taillow" IconTaillow Normal/Flying Grass 15%
"Whismur" IconWhismur Normal Grass 30%
"Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Normal Grass/Horde 30%, 60% (Horde)

Local Trainers Pokémon

Name Money Party
Youngster Joey 144 "Zigzagoon" IconZigzagoon Lv. 7, "Machop" IconMachop Lv. 9
Bug Catcher Jose 112 "Wurmple" IconWurmple Lv. 7, "Nincada" IconNincada Lv. 7, "Silcoon" IconSilcoon Lv. 7
Lass Janice 160 "Marill" IconMarill Lv. 10
Hiker Clark 320 "Geodude" IconGeodude Lv. 8, "Geodude" IconGeodude Lv. 10

Pokémon Evaluations

Nothing particularly special here, really. Whimsur eventually evolves into "Exploud" IconExploud, which can be a decent Pokémon in its own right, being able to use Boomburst (140 Power) with the Stab boost coming with it.

"Exploud" IconExploud doesn’t have quite the stats to back it up without a Silk Scarf at least, but it can nonetheless be nasty, especially for getting rid of annoying Ghost Pokémon if you get a Scrappy one (which evolves from a Rattled Whimsur).

Of largest note is "Nincada" IconNincada. "Nincada" IconNincada is an interesting Pokémon. In itself, it’s not very good. Its evolutions, however, can be exceptional.

"Ninjask" IconNinjask is one of the fastest Pokémon in the game, especially when coupled with Speed Boost; people commonly use it to Baton Pass stat changes to another Pokémon, typically doubling the target’s Attack through the Passed Swords Dances and raising their Speed to 250% through three Speed Boosts.

"Shedinja" IconShedinja is tricker to find: you must get "Nincada" IconNincada to Level 20 with one blank slot in the party and a Poké Ball - the regular kind - in your Bag. "Shedinja" IconShedinja will mysteriously appear afterwards. "Shedinja" IconShedinja only has 1 HP, but has Wonder Guard, an ability that only allows super-effective moves to hit it.

In certain situations, Wonder Guard makes "Shedinja" IconShedinja literally invincible against AI trainers. The only instances in which "Shedinja" IconShedinja will die are when hit by a Fire, Rock, Dark, Flying, or Ghost move, environmental damage such as Sand, a status condition or when its ability is somehow nullified.

While it seems like a lot, many of these instances tend to only happen in the competitive environ and the only ones you have to truly be concerned with in the main game are weather and types, making "Shedinja" IconShedinja a very plausible pinch hitter.

By now your starter Pokemon should be very close to evolving to its second stage.

When you arrive on the Route, begin by going east towards the Youngster in the grass. Beat him thoroughly and grab the Potion to the north, then head back to the start of the Route and southeast. Battle the Bug Catcher in the grass, then grab the nearby Repel .

From here, go east to the next patch of grass and defeat the Lass, then the Hiker further along. Go east from there and onto the mountainside to find the X Sp. Atk . You’ll also see a few holes in the walls reminiscent of Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire; these can be used for Super Secret Bases later on in the game.

Rusturf Tunnel

The Rusturf Tunnel is open and right nearby, though not much is there; Pokémon-wise, there’s only "Whismur" IconWhismur.

If you go up both sets of stairs north of the entrance, you’ll find a Poké Ball . Now, do you see the boulder to the southwest, the big one? Get in front of its southwest corner, face north, and press A to find a Dire Hit . That’s about it so leave.


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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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