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S.S. Tidal

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S.S. Tidal タイドリップごう
S.S. Tiderip
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
SS Tidal E.png
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Location: Lilycove City, Slateport City, and others
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Lilycove City Map.png
Location of S.S. Tidal in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The S.S. Tidal (Japanese: タイドリップごう S.S. Tiderip) is a ferry from the Hoenn region, featured in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. Its captain is Mr. Briney.

The S.S. Tidal transports players from one location to another. Its main voyage takes players from Lilycove City to Slateport City and vice versa, but other tickets allow other locations to be reached. The tickets available vary depending on the game. Only one can be obtained in-game: the S.S. Ticket, which leads to a special area after the Elite Four has been defeated. The rest must be obtained in a Nintendo event, but all give access to an island where a legendary Pokémon awaits capture.

Like Johto's S.S. Aqua, there are many Trainers on board the ship that can be battled on the journey—but only once. Each of them can be found in their own cabin. The player also has a cabin. If the player sleeps in the bed in this room, the ship will arrive at its destination.



The hall is the main part of the S.S. Tidal. When the player first enters, they start off near the entrance staircase, on the far south-western corner of the ship. There are eight cabins in the middle of the hall. On the north-eastern corner of the ship, there is a staircase down to the basement. There are portholes located on the northern side of the ship, which the player can look out them and see their current location, whether they are traveling against the currents of Route 133, or traveling over the seas to the Battle Tower. Mr. Briney and Peeko are also located on the northern hall, where they will welcome the player the ship.


In total, there are eight cabins holding the ship's passengers. Some of them will battle, and some will not. In one room there is a man standing next to a bin who gives away TM49 (Snatch). The player also has his or her own cabin. If the player sleeps in the bed in this room, the ship will arrive at its destination.


On the north-eastern corner of the ship, there is a staircase down to the basement of the S.S. Tidal. Down in the basement are several of the ship's crewmen taking a break or training with their Pokémon. The basement contains giant cargo containers that are located around the room. Two sailors are roaming around the room, ready for a battle. The item Leftovers is hidden in one of the three trash cans located around the room.


Ticket Destination Games
Eon Ticket Eon Ticket Southern Island R S E
MysticTicket MysticTicket Navel Rock R S E
AuroraTicket AuroraTicket Birth Island R S E
Old Sea Map Old Sea Map Faraway Island R S E
S.S. Ticket S.S. Ticket Battle Tower R S E
Battle Frontier R S E


Item Location Games
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM49 (Snatch) Cabins; gift from a non-player character  R  S  E 
Bag Leftovers Sprite.png Leftovers Basement; in a trash can (hidden)  R  S  E 


Trainer Pokémon
Gentleman Thomas
Gentleman Thomas
スコット Scott
Reward: PokémonDollar.png9000
335 Zangoose Lv.45
No item
Rich Boy Garret
Rich Boy Garret
ショウイチ Shōichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png7200
184 Azumarill Lv.45
Held icon VI.png Nugget
Pokéfan Colton
Pokéfan Colton
ヒサシ Hisashi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3360
300 Skitty Lv.22
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
300 Skitty Lv.12
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
300 Skitty Lv.30
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
300 Skitty Lv.36
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
300 Skitty Lv.40
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
301 Delcatty Lv.42
Held icon VI.png Oran Berry
Gentleman TuckerRS/MicahE
Gentleman TuckerRS/MicahE
オルソン Olson
Reward: PokémonDollar.png8800
310 Manectric Lv.44
No item
310 Manectric Lv.44
No item
Young Couple Lea & Jed
Young Couple Lea & Jed
カホとジン Kaho and Jin
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2520
370 Luvdisc Lv.45
No item
370 Luvdisc Lv.45
No item
Lady AnetteRS/NaomiE
Lady AnetteRS/NaomiE
サユリ Sayuri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png7200
315 Roselia Lv.45
Held icon VI.png Nugget
Sailor Phillip
Sailor Phillip
ユウサク Yūsaku
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1408
073 Tentacruel Lv.44
No item
067 Machoke Lv.44
No item
Sailor Leonard
Sailor Leonard
ダイキ Daiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1376
066 Machop Lv.43
No item
279 Pelipper Lv.43
No item
067 Machoke Lv.43
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.


Version Halls Cabins Basement
Ruby SSTidal 1F.png SSTidal 1F Rooms.png SSTidal B1F.png

In the manga

S.S. Tidal in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The S.S. Tidal was featured in VS Vileplume I as the ship that transported Trainers to the Battle Frontier for the Battle Dome challenge, including Ruby and Sapphire. It was also where Wanda and Riley got married.


The SS Tidal sailing on Route 134 (Slateport to Lilycove).
  • If the player departs from Slateport City to Lilycove City, going to any porthole on the back wall and pressing A allows the player to see the ship sail through the currents on Route 134; if watched for the whole route, the captain will give the announcement that occurs halfway through the journey. The same can be done via Lilycove to Slateport, albeit only after the captain has announced that the ship is halfway to Slateport; if watched to the end, the ship will arrive in Slateport.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 破浪號/破浪号 Pòlàng Hào
France Flag.png European French Le Marina
Germany Flag.png German M.S. Tide
Italy Flag.png Italian M/N Marea
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타이드립호 Taideurip Ho
Spain Flag.png European Spanish S.S. Marea

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