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Oldale Town

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Oldale Town コトキタウン
Kotoki Town
"Where things start off scarce."
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A town where the contrast between colorful flowers and deep, verdant forests is most beautiful.
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Route 103
Route 102
Oldale Town
Route 101
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Location of Oldale Town in Hoenn.

Oldale Town (Japanese: コトキタウン Kotoki Town) is located in southwestern Hoenn. As Kyushu coincides with Hoenn, Oldale approximates with Saga City, Saga Prefecture.

South of Oldale Town is Route 101 and Littleroot Town. North is Route 103, which can be Surfed to use as a shortcut to Slateport City. West is Route 102 and Petalburg beyond.

There is little of interest in Oldale Town in the Pokémon games; the simple town serves as a checkpoint for Pokémon Trainers traveling between Littleroot Town and Petalburg City.

The main character's rival in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire (Brendan or May depending on the player's selected gender) trains to the north of Oldale Town when the games begin.

Places of interest

Tracking scientist

The way to Route 102 is blocked by a researcher upon the player's first visit to Oldale Town. The scientist is sketching what he believes are footprints from rare Pokémon. Until he is done, west is a no-go. This is to ensure that players challenges his/her rival on Route 103 and receives a Pokédex from Professor Birch before they continue with their journey. When the player returns, the researcher sheepishly stands aside, after concluding that it was his own footprints all along.


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

The population of Oldale Town is 16, making it the second-smallest town in Hoenn, with Littleroot Town being the smallest.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Oldale Town has a total population of 14.

Poké Mart

Generation III
Poké Ball Poké Ball
After obtaining Pokédex
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Generation VI
Poké Ball Poké Ball
After obtaining Pokédex
Pokémon Dollar200
Great Ball Great Ball1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar600
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Super Potion Super Potion1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar700
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,200
Max Potion Max Potion4 Badges
Pokémon Dollar2,500
Full Restore Full Restore5 Badges
Pokémon Dollar3,000
Revive Revive2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar1,500
Antidote Antidote
After obtaining Pokédex
Pokémon Dollar100
Paralyze Heal Paralyze Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar250
Full Heal Full Heal3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar600
Escape Rope Escape Rope1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar550
Repel Repel1 Badge
Pokémon Dollar350
Super Repel Super Repel2 Badges
Pokémon Dollar500
Max Repel Max Repel3 Badges
Pokémon Dollar700


Item Location Games
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion Obtained from Poké Mart attendant near the Route 101 junction  R  S  E 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion ×10 Obtained from Poké Mart attendant near the Route 101 junction  OR  AS 


Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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In the anime

Oldale Town in the anime

Ash and May arrived in Oldale Town in A Ruin with a View, where May dropped off her weakened Torchic, who had a bad confrontation with a family of Azurill, Marill and Azumarill, at a Pokémon Center. Later, they met up with Professor Alden who was studying the nearby Oldale Ruins. They had a small confrontation with Team Magma, who wanted to explore the ruins for themselves, but they didn't find anything in the ruins and escaped. After that, Ash and May left Oldale and set foot for Petalburg City.


  • Oldale's Japanese motto is なにかが かすかに はじまる ところ "Where things start off scarce".
  • A glitch involving the PokéMart worker exists in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. If the player has not yet received the Potion from the worker and speaks to him with a full bag of items, the worker will remain in front of the PokéMart at the end of the tutorial, despite not giving the player a Potion. Leaving Oldale Town to Route 103 then returning and speaking to the worker will cause the tutorial to reactivate. This causes both the worker and the player to walk through the building and into the trees on the north edge of town.
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Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese コトキタウン Kotoki Town Possibly from 古 ko (old) and 時 toki (time). May also be from 異木, koto ki (unusual tree).
English Oldale Town From old and dale.
French Rosyères From rose, ères (eras), and hier (yesterday).
German Rosalstadt From Rosa, solar, and Stadt (town)
Italian Solarosa From solar and rosa (rose)
Spanish Pueblo Escaso "Escaso" means little, limited, not abundant or rare.
Korean 고도마을 Godo Maeul Possibly from 고도 (古都) godo, old capital.
Chinese (Mandarin) 古辰鎮/古辰镇 Gǔchén Zhèn Alternate reading of its Japanese name. 古辰 gǔchén means "ancient period".
Chinese (Cantonese) 古辰鎮 Gúsàhn Jan Same as Mandarin name.

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