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Littleroot Town ミシロタウン
Mishiro Town
"A town that can't be shaded any hue."
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Basking amid vibrant nature, this simple town is not shaded with any one hue.
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Route 101
 
Littleroot Town


Location
Hoenn Littleroot Town Map.png
Location of Littleroot Town in Hoenn.

Littleroot Town (Japanese: ミシロタウン Mishiro Town) is located in southwestern Hoenn. It is where players of the Hoenn-based games start their Pokémon journeys. Hoenn's region-exclusive professor, Professor Birch, has a laboratory in the town that he uses for research on Pokémon.

The only exit of the town is north, which leads to Route 101 and Oldale Town beyond.

Slogan

A town that can't be shaded any hue. (Japanese: どんな いろにも そまらない まち A town that can't be shaded any hue.)

Places of interest

Professor Birch's Lab

In the southwest corner of town is Professor Birch's Laboratory. Here, Pokémon Trainers just beginning their quest can receive either a Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip from Professor Birch. Instead of obtaining the player's starter Pokémon here, the player must gain it on Route 101 while saving Professor Birch during the storyline. Professor Birch's assistant often looks after the laboratory by himself because Professor Birch likes doing field work instead of being inside his laboratory. Professor Birch's house is also located in the northeast (if player character is male) or northwest (if player character is female). In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can use the cardboard boxes in Birch's lab to change Rotom's form.

Player's house

Main article: Player's house → Hoenn
Inside the player's bedroom

This is the house where the player lives before beginning his/her journey. The game begins with him or her moving into Littleroot from the Johto region. The male character lives in the house on the left, while the female character lives in the house on the right. The player's Mom lives here, while Norman, the player's father, drops by and stays a while. After the player obtains his/her starter Pokémon on Route 101, going home and talking to his/her mother will fully restore all of the player's Pokémon, just like a Pokémon Center.

There are two levels, the first being a living room and kitchen area, while upstairs on the second level is where the player's bedroom is located. It contains a clock that the player must set at the start of the game to keep track of the time, a Nintendo GameCube with a Game Boy Advance hooked up to it as a controller, and a PC to store items and Pokémon. The rug can be decorated with Poké Dolls.

The TV found here is the only one in Hoenn to detail the current broadcast, specifically a movie on TV wherein two men are dancing on a big piano keyboard.

Rival's house

Brendan lives in the house on the left, while May lives in the house on the right. The rival's house is similar to the player's house. As the rival is the son/daughter of Prof. Birch, it is also his residence.

Role

Delta Episode

During the Delta Episode, immediately after the player resumes the game after entering the Hall of Fame for the first time, the player's parents are talking about their upcoming plans. Despite already buying a Pair of Tickets to see a star show in Mossdeep City, Norman has to be at the Petalburg Gym that day, so he is unable to go. When the player goes downstairs, Norman gives the player the Pair of Tickets, and suggests they invite their neighbor Brendan/May to go with them.

Upon stepping outside, Zinnia meets the player for the first time and briefly introduces herself.

Upon entering Brendan/May's house, the player's neighbor exclaims that Zinnia has stolen their Key Stone; despite their attempt to battle her, Zinnia's Pokémon were too strong. The player's neighbor then mentions that Zinnia has said "Petalburg's next".

Demographics

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Littleroot Town's population is 8 (excluding the player and the rival). This makes it the smallest town in Hoenn.

Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, Littleroot Town's population is 9 (excluding the player and the rival).

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Littleroot Town's population is 8 (excluding the player and the rival).

Items

Item Location Games
None AreaNav Automatically obtained at the start of the game  OR  AS 
Potion Potion Retrievable from the PC in the player's room  R  S  E 
None Pokédex From Professor Birch in his lab, after the player defeats Brendan/May for the first time  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×5 From Brendan/May in Professor Birch's lab, after the player receives their Pokédex  R  S  E 
Poké Ball Poké Ball ×10 From Brendan/May in Professor Birch's lab, after the player receives their Pokédex  OR  AS 
Running Shoes Running Shoes From the player's mother in the player's house, after getting the Pokédex  R  S  E 
Amulet Coin VI Amulet Coin From the player's mother in the player's house, after defeating Norman in a Gym battle  R  S  E  OR  AS 
S.S. Ticket S.S. Ticket From Norman in the player's house, after entering the Hall of Fame for the first time  R  S  E 
S.S. Ticket S.S. Ticket From Norman in the player's house, after completing the Delta Episode  OR  AS 
Pair of Tickets Pair of Tickets From Norman in the player's house, after entering the Hall of Fame for the first time  OR  AS 
Oval Charm Oval Charm From Professor Birch in his lab, after completing the Hoenn Pokédex  OR  AS 
Shiny Charm Shiny Charm From Professor Birch in his lab, after completing the National Pokédex  OR  AS 
None National Pokédex From Professor Birch in his lab, after entering the Hall of Fame  E 
None National Pokédex From Professor Birch in his lab, after defeating or capturing GroudonOR/KyogreAS  OR  AS 
Mewtwonite X Mewtwonite X In the southwest corner of the town, after defeating or capturing GroudonOR/KyogreAS  OR  AS 
Latiasite Latiasite From the player's mother after completing the Delta Episode  OR 
Latiosite Latiosite From the player's mother after completing the Delta Episode  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, no Pokémon can be found or obtained here, as Professor Birch gives the player their starter Pokémon on Route 101. In Pokémon Emerald, Professor Birch hands the player one of the Johto starters after completing the regional Pokédex.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
152 Chikorita
R S E
Gift Gift
5 One
155 Cyndaquil
R S E
Gift Gift
5 One
158 Totodile
R S E
Gift Gift
5 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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In the anime

Littleroot Town in the anime

In the anime, Littleroot Town is first seen in Get the Show on the Road!, it is where Ash meets May and Professor Birch and Joshua for the first time while trying to save his Pikachu. May, who lives in Petalburg City, comes to get her starter Pokémon, Torchic. It is also the hometown of Harrison.

Littleroot Town in the anime is shown as quite a large town with a couple of tall buildings and towers. The anime also depicts Littleroot Town as having a port, despite being clearly landlocked in the maps of the games. Professor Birch's laboratory is located in the forested outskirt of Littleroot Town.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Littleroot Town in Pokémon Adventures

Ruby and his family moved from Johto to Littleroot Town during the beginning of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. The town was flooded after Kyogre was awakened. At the end of the chapter, Ruby and Sapphire returned to Littleroot after their 80-day challenge concluded.


In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Littleroot Town in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Littleroot Town appeared in I Won't Let You Lead!!. A fishing hole was located there where Red and his Pokémon challenged Professor Birch to various contests and lost to them all.

Trivia

  • As Hoenn coincides with Kyushu, the location of Littleroot coincides with the city of Sasebo.
  • The movie playing in the player's house is most likely Big, as it has a famous scene where the main character (played by Tom Hanks) dances on a giant piano keyboard with his boss (played by Robert Loggia).

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese ミシロタウン Mishiro Town Possibly from 未 mi (not yet) and 白 shiro (white). May also come from 三 mi (three), referencing the third generation.
English Littleroot Town Literally "little root".
French Bourg-en-Vol From bourg, burg, and envol, the start of a flight.
German Wurzelheim From Wurzel, root, and the suffix -heim, home.
Italian Albanova Old-fashioned form for alba nuova, new dawn.
Spanish Villa Raíz
Pueblo Raíz Chica *
From raíz, root.
Korean 미로마을 Miro Maeul From 미로 miro, labyrinth. May also be a corruption of ミシロ Mishiro.
Chinese (Mandarin) 未白鎮/未白镇 Wèibái Zhèn From its Japanese name. 未白 (wèibái) can either mean "not yet white" or "not white."
Russian Литтлрут Таун Littlrut Taun
Город Литлрут Gorod Litlrut
Transcription of English name
From English name


Hoenn
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Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Battle FrontierBattle Resort
Routes
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119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipSea MauvilleOceanic Museum
Seaside Cycling RoadTrick HouseMauville Game CornerNew MauvilleTrainer HillDesert RuinsMirage TowerFiery Path
Jagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert UnderpassMeteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. Pyre
Lilycove MuseumShoal CaveTeam Aqua HideoutTeam Magma HideoutMossdeep Space CenterSeafloor CavernCave of Origin
Mirage IslandSky PillarVictory RoadSealed ChamberArtisan CaveAltering CaveSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Contest HallBattle MaisonBattle TowerBattle TentSecret IsletSecret MeadowSecret Shore
Mirage spots

Mirage CavesMirage ForestsMirage IslandsMirage Mountains
Crescent IsleFabled CaveGnarled DenNameless CavernPathless PlainTrackless Forest

Access to
Birth IslandFaraway IslandNavel RockSky

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