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Verdanturf Town

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Verdanturf Town シダケタウン
Shidake Town
"The windswept highlands with the sweet fragrance of grass."
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Thanks to the prevailing wind pattern, this town is always kept clear of falling volcanic ash.
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Rusturf Tunnel
Verdanturf Town
Route 117
Hoenn Verdanturf Town Map.png
Location of Verdanturf Town in Hoenn.

Verdanturf Town (Japanese: シダケタウン Shidake Town) is a small, quaint town nestled between the mountains and the plains in central western Hoenn. It is well known for its very clean air.

Wally is sent to live here with his aunt, uncle, and cousin Wanda in order to improve his health. The town features a Contest Hall in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, as well as in their Generation VI remakes, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. In Pokémon Emerald, however, the Contest Hall is replaced with a Battle Tent.

There are two ways out of Verdanturf; to the east is Route 117 towards Mauville City, and to the north is the Rusturf Tunnel, which was being constructed to link Rustboro and Verdanturf. However, the construction disturbed the local Whismur who lived in the tunnel, and so it was canceled. Wanda's boyfriend tried to dig the tunnel himself, but was unable to do it. After the player gets the Dynamo Badge, he or she can use Rock Smash to complete the tunnel and open a path to Route 116.

Places of interest

Contest Hall

Main article: Contest Hall

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the Verdanturf Town Contest Hall is where Normal Rank Pokémon Contests are held. It is also where Pokémon Coordinators can register their Contest Passes. A sign outside the building reads:

Pokémon Contests
Normal Rank Registration
"Gather here, all ye Pokémon Trainers!"

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Contest Hall returns. Pokémon Contest Spectaculars of all four ranks are held here.

Battle Tent

Main article: Battle Tent

In Pokémon Emerald, the Contest Hall is replaced with a Battle Tent themed after the Battle Palace in the Battle Frontier. A sign outside the building reads:

Battle Tent Verdanturf Site
"Feast Your Eyes on Battles!"

Wanda's house

Wanda and most of her family live in the south side of the town. Wally is sent to live here in order to improve his health.

Friendship rater

In the house situated to the left of Wanda's house, there is a woman who rates the friendship of Pokémon.

Shroomish girl

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is a little girl between the houses of Wanda and the friendship rater who has lost her Shroomish. She mentions it went missing somewhere near the sign. If the player reads the sign after talking to the girl, the Shroomish will come out from behind the sign and return to the girl. As a reward for finding it, the little girl will give the player the Intriguing Stone.


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the population of Verdanturf Town is 29, making it the largest town in Hoenn.

Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, the population of Verdanturf Town is 24, making it the third largest town in Hoenn.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the population of Verdanturf Town is 27, tying it with Lavaridge Town for being the largest town in Hoenn.

Poké Mart

Generation III
Great Ball Great Ball
Pokémon Dollar600
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1000
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250
Burn Heal Burn Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
Ice Heal Ice Heal
Pokémon Dollar250
X Special X Special
Pokémon Dollar350
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Fluffy Tail Fluffy Tail
Pokémon Dollar1000
Generation VI
Heal Ball Heal Ball
Pokémon Dollar300
Nest Ball Nest Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,000
Luxury Ball Luxury Ball
Pokémon Dollar1,000


Item Location Games
Bag Mawilite Sprite.png Mawilite South part of town accessible from Route 117  OR  AS 
Bag Repel Sprite.png Repel To the immediate northwest of the Mawilite (hidden)  OR  AS 
Bag Intriguing Stone Sprite.png Intriguing Stone Reward for finding a little girl's Shroomish  OR  AS 
Bag Gardevoirite Sprite.png Gardevoirite From Wanda in her house, after defeating or capturing GroudonOR/KyogreAS and clearing the smashable rocks from Rusturf Tunnel  OR  AS 

Contest Hall/Battle Tent

Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 (Attract) Received from a woman inside the Contest HallRSORAS/Battle TentE  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Bag Contest Pass Sprite.png Contest Pass Received from the Contest receptionist  R  S 
Bag Nest Ball Sprite.png Nest Ball Reward for clearing the Battle Tent  E 
Bag Contest Costume M Sprite.png Contest Costume Gift from Lisia upon approaching the Contest Hall reception for the first time (can be received at any Contest Hall)  OR  AS 


Generation VI

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Gift Pokémon
025Ro Pikachu
Pikachu Rock Star
Gift Gift
20 One
025Po Pikachu
Pikachu Pop Star
Gift Gift
20 One
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.


Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
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In the anime

Verdanturf Contest Hall in the anime

In the Pokémon anime, Verdanturf Town was shown to have a fairly luxurious neighborhood. It is the hometown of Morrison, a Pokémon Trainer and one of Ash's rivals in the Ever Grande Conference. Among the town's residents are Timmy Grimm and his parents, Mrs. Grimm and Tommy Grimm.

Ash, May, Max, and Brock arrived in Verdanturf Town in Disaster of Disguise, where they met up with Drew again. Drew was in Verdanturf to compete in the town's Pokémon Contest. However, after his Roselia was injured in a battle against Timmy's Dusclops, he decided it would be better not to participate.

In Disguise Da Limit!, May entered the Verdanturf Contest hoping to win her second Ribbon. Timmy and Jessie, disguised as The Phantom and Jesselana, respectively, were also among the competing Coordinators. In the Appeals Round, May's Skitty failed to deliver a successful Blizzard attack. Despite this, she was able to save her performance by juggling with Double Slap just like Dr. Abby taught her in Delcatty Got Your Tongue, advancing May to the Contest Battles.

After defeating Stefano, May battled Timmy in the final round. Timmy proved to be a talented Coordinator and a tough opponent for May, as he had some good Contest combinations up his sleeve. This led May to lose a large amount of points. However, her Skitty managed to master the move Blizzard and use it against Dusclops, knocking it out. The three Contest judges then called Battle Off and May was declared the winner, receiving the coveted Verdanturf Ribbon.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ruby, having arrived from the Weather Institute to Verdanturf with Gabby and Ty, starts his Pokémon Contest conquest in Volume 18. It was then revealed, at the end of the Ruby & Sapphire chapter, that the Contest Hall was severely damaged following the incident involving Kyogre and Groudon, and a Battle Tent was set up in its place.

Wally, who had been in Verdanturf with his cousin Wanda to improve his health, left the town before Ruby arrived.


  • The Poké Mart of this town is the only one in Hoenn where Nest Balls can be purchased.
  • Verdanturf's Japanese motto is くさの においの かぜふく こうげん "The highlands where the grass-scented wind blows".

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese シダケタウン Shidake Town Possibly from 芝 shi (lawn) and 岳 take (peak). Can also be from 椎茸 shiitake or 竹 take (bamboo).
English Verdanturf From verdant (green) and turf (lawn)
French Vergazon From vert (green) and gazon (meadow)
German Wiesenflur From Wiese (meadow) and Flur (hall)
Italian Mentania From menta, mint.
Spanish Pueblo Verdegal From verde (green) and galería (gallery)
Korean 잔디마을 Jandi Maeul 잔디 jandi means grass.
Chinese (Mandarin) 綠蔭鎮/绿荫镇 Lǜyìn Zhèn Means "Green shade town".

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