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Oceanic Museum

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Oceanic Museum うみのかがくはくぶつかん
Ocean Science Museum
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Slateport City
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Slateport City Map.png
Location of Oceanic Museum in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Oceanic Museum (Japanese: うみのかがくはくぶつかん Ocean Science Museum) is a building located in Slateport City. In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the player must go there to give Captain Stern some parts from the Devon Corporation. There are ten people inside the building. A sign outside the museum reads:

"The endless sea sustains all life."

In the games

The Oceanic Museum as depicted in Ruby and Sapphire


The player must pay an entrance fee of PokémonDollar.png50 to enter the museum. One of the Team MagmaR/Team Aqua GruntsSE visiting the museum, the same one that the player had beaten in Petalburg Woods and Rusturf Tunnel, gives the player TM46 (Thief). The Grunt will stay in the museum until he gives the player the TM and runs off after giving it to them.

The first floor contains information about the sea in the form of seven exhibits. There is also a reporter who asks the player to tell him a story about Pokémon. This report will later be aired on TV.

On the second floor, the player will encounter more members of the villainous team. Additionally, this floor has nine exhibits which include models of the Hoenn region and several cruise ships including the S.S. AnneRSEORAS and the Royal Unova.ORAS

In Pokémon Emerald, Scott will speak to the player once he or she leaves the museum to find out who defeated Team Aqua.


Item Location Games
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM46 (Thief) 1F; obtained from a Team MagmaR/Team Aqua GruntSE  R  S  E 


Pokémon Ruby

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
322 Numel Lv.15
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png280
041 Zubat Lv.14
No item
322 Numel Lv.14
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Pokémon Sapphire and Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png300
318 Carvanha Lv.15
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png280
041 Zubat Lv.14
No item
318 Carvanha Lv.14
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.


Version 1F 2F
Ruby Oceanic Museum 1F RSE.png Oceanic Museum 2F RSE.png

In the anime

The museum in the anime

Ash and his friends visit the Oceanic Museum in The Spheal of Approval and meet Captain Stern who is analyzing rock samples from the ocean's surface. During the episode the museum gets attacked by Team Magma.


  • A remix of the song heard on the S.S. Anne in Generation I (and later Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen) can be heard while in the Museum.
  • The museum can be entered free of charge before Team Magma or Team Aqua leave, as the reception believes that the player is part of their group. However, it only works if the player lacks the PokémonDollar.png50 fee, which will prompt the receptionist to believe that the player is part of either Team Magma or Team Aqua.
  • In Pokémon X and Y, a Madame staying on the second floor of Hotel Richissime in Lumiose City mentions that her first date with her husband was at the Oceanic Museum.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the upper floor of the museum has water samples from both Kanto and Johto. This was changed in Emerald; instead, they are labeled Water Sample 1 and Water Sample 2.


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