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The Fossil Maniac's house
The Fossil Maniac is a character in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. His house is located on Route 114, just outside Fallarbor Town. The Fossil Maniac's brother, who also lives in his house, will hand out TM28 (Dig).
In Pokémon Emerald, after the National Pokédex is obtained, the player can go to the Desert Underpass through his house, where Ditto and the unchosen Fossil can be obtained (this is the only way to catch a Ditto except for trading in the Hoenn games). The sign outside his house states:
When checking on the display case inside, it states the following:
Rocks in peculiar shapes fill the display cases.
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- "I'm the Fossil Maniac... I'm a nice guy who loves Fossils... Do you want a Fossil? But the Fossils around these parts all belong to me... None for you... If you can't bear to go without a Fossil, look in the desert where there are boulders and sand that may hide Fossils..."
- After obtaining the National Pokédex
- "Oh... It's not safe that way... I was digging away, you see. When the whole wall collapsed... I think there's a giant cavern underneath now... But I've left it alone because I don't think there are any Fossils there..."
- "Fossils are so... Wonderful... It's so dreamy..."
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version
- "I'm the Fossil Maniac... I'm a nice guy who loves Fossils. From what I've heard, it seems like they're doing research at Devon about how to revive Fossils. And I heard something about the president's son maybe living in this town...or maybe not..."
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
- "Looking at your white Pokémon reminds me of the Devon president's son... I heard he traveled all the way to Kalos, crossing three oceans to find the white Pokémon and some kind of stone... That's what you'd expect from someone who calls himself a wandering stone collector..."