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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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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, and Emerald (Brendan or May depending on the player's selected gender) trains to the north of Oldale Town when the games begin.

Places of interest

Oldale Town in Ruby and Sapphire

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 and Sapphire

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

Poké Mart

The Poké Mart is the top-right building. It is easy to see with its blue roof.

Left clerk
Poké Ball Poké Ball*
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250


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

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, 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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