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Rusturf Tunnel

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Rusturf Tunnel カナシダトンネル
Kanashida Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Rusturf Tunnel E.png
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Location: Between Route 116 and Verdanturf Town
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Rusturf Tunnel Map.png
Location of Rusturf Tunnel in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Rusturf Tunnel (Japanese: カナシダトンネル Kanashida Tunnel) is a tunnel between Rustboro City and Verdanturf Town, hence the name. Due to construction on the tunnel, Verdanturf Town can't be accessed through Rusturf Tunnel during the first stages of the game. HM06 (Rock Smash) is needed to fully travel across the Rusturf Tunnel. It is also the only way to travel to a secret area of Route 116.

Early in the game, the player must battle a Team AquaSE or Team MagmaR grunt to rescue Peeko, who was stolen from Mr. Briney. After winning, the player will receive the Devon Goods, which can be returned to the Devon Corporation.

Later in the game, the player will find two people, separated by a pair of rocks which can be smashed using Rock Smash. After the rock is smashed, the man will give the player HM04 (Strength).

Construction

Construction of the tunnel had originally begun by the Devon Corporation under the leadership of Mr. Stone in order to link Rustboro, as well as nearly the entire western half of Hoenn, to the large cities in the center of Hoenn, like Slateport City and Mauville City. The tunnel was very nearly completed when Stone realized that the construction work was causing discomfort to the local Pokémon, Whismur. The project was canceled, though only two rocks, easily smashed, remained to separate the tunnel.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball Top left corner of the cave, up the stairs  R  S  E 
Bag Devon Goods Sprite.png Devon Goods Given by Team AquaSE/Team Magma GruntR when defeated  R  S  E 
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 (Strength) Given by Wanda's boyfriend after rock is smashed  R  S  E 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Top right corner of the cave  R  S  E 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
293 Whismur
R S E
Cave Cave
5-8 100%
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

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt R
Team Magma Grunt R
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
261 Poochyena Lv.11
No item
Team Aqua Grunt SE
Team Aqua Grunt SE
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
261 Poochyena Lv.11
No item
Hiker Mike
Hiker Mike
ノボル Noboru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
074 Geodude Lv.16
No item
074 Geodude Lv.16
No item
066 Machop Lv.16
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.

Layout

Version Inside
Ruby Rusturf Tunnel RS.png
Sapphire
Emerald Rusturf Tunnel E.png
 

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Volume 18 of the Pokémon Adventures manga, Rusturf Tunnel was where Wanda's fiancée was rescued (by Ruby's Marshtomp). One of Team Magma's admins, Courtney, was in the Rusturf Tunnel looking for something when she spotted Ruby and kidnapped him, taking him to the other side of the tunnel and persuading him to join Team Magma. Yet Ruby managed to make it out of the tunnel unharmed.

Trivia

  • Both the English and Japanese names of the tunnel are a combination of the two cities it connects (Rustboro City and Verdanturf Town, respectively).
  • When the two rocks in the tunnel are smashed, they do not reappear when the player leaves and re-enters the tunnel, unlike other breakable rocks found in various locations in the game.
  • There is fog here, but it has no in-battle effect. This is because fog was not used as a game mechanic until Generation IV.

In other languages

Language Title
French Canada Flag.png Canada Tunnel Mérazon
France Flag.png Europe Tunnel Mérazon
Germany Flag.png German Metaflurtunnel
Italy Flag.png Italian Tunnel Menferro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금잔 터널 Geumjan Tunnel
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Túnel Fervergal
Spain Flag.png Spain Túnel Fervergal



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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