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Petalburg Woods

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Petalburg Woods トウカのもり
Tōka Woods
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Petalburg Woods E.png
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Location: South of Rustboro, on Route 104
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Petalburg Woods Map.png
Location of Petalburg Woods in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Petalburg Woods (Japanese: トウカのもり Tōka Woods) is a forest in western Hoenn that lies between Petalburg City and Rustboro City, in the middle of Route 104. It appears in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

Geography

Petalburg Woods in Ruby and Sapphire

Starting at what is later revealed to be the westernmost of two southern entrances, the player is led on a winding path through many patches of grass. The tall trees cast an eternal shadow over the ground, but it is still possible to see. It is dark enough, however, that other travelers have had the misfortune to drop and lose their items on the ground. It is possible to find these without technological assistance, but the Itemfinder makes searching a great deal easier.

The Petalburg Woods are abundant with wild Pokémon. Many low-leveled Bug-type Pokémon make it their home and can commonly be encountered in tall grass, but there are rarer Pokémon here as well. Slakoth and Shroomish can only be found within the confines of the forest. These rare Pokémon are often sought by collectors in nearby Rustboro City.

Near the northern exit to Route 104, a pair of saplings block a forked path to the east. When HM01 (Cut) has been obtained, and the Rustboro Gym Leader Roxanne defeated in battle the bushes may be temporarily cleared. This allows access to the easternmost half of the forest.

Petalburg Woods must be traversed several times over the course of the game. The first time, traveling north, introduces players to Team MagmaR/Team AquaSE, and the Devon Corporation. A Devon employee is under attack by the member of the villainous team, and requests assistance. Once the Grunt is defeated, the man will reward the player with a Great Ball before making his way back to his company headquarters. This will not be the last time he, or the Grunt, is seen.

Later in the game, players must travel south through the Woods to return to Petalburg City, and also to reach Dewford Town via Mr. Briney's boat. This boat is docked on nearby Route 104.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Paralyze Heal Sprite.png Parlyz Heal Near the bottom left patch of grass  R  S  E 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion Empty grass patch, near the bottom eastern exit (hidden)  R  S  E 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball ×2
  • Received from Devon Corporation employee after defeating the Team MagmaR/Aqua GruntSE
  • Topmost eastern area, above a ledge (requires Cut)
 R  S  E 
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball Empty grass patch to the left, south of Bug Catcher James (hidden)  R  S  E 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether To the left of the northern exit  R  S  E 
Bag Tiny Mushroom Sprite.png TinyMushroom ×2
  • Between the trees near the girl who gives a Miracle Seed (requires Cut) (hidden)
  • Empty grass patch, by jumping the second ledge on the eastern side (requires Cut) (hidden)
 R  S  E 
Bag Miracle Seed Sprite.png Miracle Seed Given by a girl to the east of the northern exit (requires Cut)  R  S  E 
Bag X Attack Sprite.png X Attack Jumping the second ledge on the eastern side (requires Cut)  R  S  E 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
261 Poochyena
R S E
Grass Grass
5-6 30%
263 Zigzagoon
R S E
Grass Grass
5-6 30%
265 Wurmple
R S E
Grass Grass
5-6 25%
266 Silcoon
R S E
Grass Grass
5 10%
268 Cascoon
R S E
Grass Grass
5 10%
276 Taillow
R S E
Grass Grass
5-6 5%
285 Shroomish
R S E
Grass Grass
5-6 15%
287 Slakoth
R S E
Grass Grass
5-6 5%
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.

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Lyle
Bug Catcher Lyle
ワジオ Fujio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png48
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
Team Magma Grunt R
Team Magma Grunt R
Reward: PokémonDollar.png180
261 Poochyena Lv.9
No item
Team Aqua Grunt S
Team Aqua Grunt S
Reward: PokémonDollar.png180
261 Poochyena Lv.9
No item
Bug Catcher James
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png128
Trainer's Eyes/Match Call
290 Nincada Lv.8
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.

Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Lyle
Bug Catcher Lyle
ワジオ Fujio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png48
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
265 Wurmple Lv.3
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png180
261 Poochyena Lv.9
No item
Bug Catcher James
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png96
Trainer's Eyes/Match Call
290 Nincada Lv.6
No item
290 Nincada Lv.6
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.

Trainer Tips

TRAINER TIPS
Any POKéMON that appears even once
in a battle is awarded EXP Points.
To raise a weak POKéMON, put it at the
left of the team list.
As soon as a battle starts, switch it
out. It will earn EXP Points without
being exposed to any harm.

TRAINER TIPS
In addition to Hit Points [HP], POKéMON
have Power Points [PP] that are used to
make moves during battle.
If a POKéMON runs out of PP, it must be
taken to a POKéMON CENTER.

In the anime

Petalburg Woods in the anime

Ash, May, Brock, and Max make their way through Petalburg Woods (referred as Petalburg Forest) over the course of several episodes. Its first appearance is in You Never Can Taillow, where Ash catches his Taillow. In A Poached Ego!, Jessie and James release their Arbok and Weezing into the wild, but later gain a Cacnea. Ash catches his Treecko in Tree's a Crowd. Its last appearance is in A Tail with a Twist, where Jessie catches her Seviper. A Pokémon Center is also located here, as shown in the same episode.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 橙華森林 / 橙华森林 Chénghuá Sēnlín
France Flag.png European French Bois Clémenti
Germany Flag.png German Blütenburgwald
Italy Flag.png Italian Bosco Petalo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 등화의숲 Deunghwa-yi Sup
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Bosque Petalia



Hoenn
Stone Badge.png Knuckle Badge.png Dynamo Badge.png Heat Badge.png Balance Badge.png Feather Badge.png Mind Badge.png Rain Badge.png
Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Routes
101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118
119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipOceanic MuseumSeaside Cycling Road
Trick HouseNew MauvilleDesert RuinsMirage TowerTrainer HillFiery PathJagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert Underpass
Meteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. PyreLilycove MuseumShoal Cave
Aqua HideoutMagma HideoutMossdeep Space CenterSeafloor CavernCave of OriginSky PillarVictory Road
Sealed ChamberBattle Tower/FrontierArtisan CaveAltering CaveMirage IslandSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Access to
Faraway IslandNavel RockBirth Island

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