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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
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Location of Verdanturf Town in Hoenn.
Verdanturf Town in Ruby and Sapphire, with the Contest House

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.

Wally is sent to live here with his aunt, uncle, and cousin Wanda in order to improve his health. This town is well known for its very clean air. The town features a Contest Hall in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire. However, the Contest Hall is replaced with a Battle Tent in Pokémon Emerald.

There are two ways out of Verdanturf. To the east is Route 117 towards Mauville City. To the north is the Rusturf Tunnel, which was being constructed to link Rustboro City 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 character of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald 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

Friendship Rater

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

Wanda's House

Wanda and most of her family live in the south side of the town.

In the games, Wally is sent to Verdanturf Town to live with his cousin, Wanda, and his aunt and uncle.

Contest Hall

Pokémon Coordinators flock to the town for Pokémon Contests. All Contest challenges originate in Verdanturf, as it is where the Normal Rank Pokémon Contests, essential for moving on, are located, and where Pokémon Coordinators can register their Contest Passes. In Emerald, however, the Contest Hall is replaced with a Battle Tent.

"Gather here, all ye POKéMON TRAINERS!"


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the population of Verdanturf Town is 29. This is actually a large number, despite it having a small-town atmosphere.

Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, the population of Verdanturf Town is 24.

Poké Mart

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


Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 (Attract) Received from a woman inside the Contest Hall/Battle Tent  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 Mawilite Sprite.png Mawilite Southwest of Pokémon Breeder Issac on Route 117  OR  AS 
Bag Intriguing Stone Sprite.png Intriguing Stone Reward for finding a little girl's Shroomish  OR  AS 

In the anime

Verdanturf Contest Hall in the anime

Ash, Max, May and Brock arrived in Verdanturf Town on their way to Petalburg City. May competed in the Verdanturf Pokémon Contest in Disaster of Disguise and Disguise Da Limit! and met up and competed with a mysterious Coordinator called "The Phantom". In the anime, Verdanturf has shown to have a fairly luxurious neighborhood, and appears much larger than it does in the games.

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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