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Weather Institute

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Weather Institute てんきけんきゅうじょ
Weather Research Institute
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Weather Institute E.png
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Location: Route 119, West of Fortree City
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Weather Institute Map.png
Location of Weather Institute in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations
The Weather Institute in Ruby and Sapphire

The Weather Institute (Japanese: てんきけんきゅうじょ Weather Research Institute) is a weather research building located on Route 119 in the region of Hoenn, in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

The Weather Institute is like a bureau for the Hoenn region. It checks and keeps track of weather conditions throughout Hoenn. The Weather Institute has created a Pokémon named Castform which has the abillity to predict the weather and its conditions on a specific location. Its main project is the weather control machine which allows them to change the weather in areas.

Geography

On the first trip through Route 119, the player will find that Team AquaSE or Team MagmaR have invaded the Institute, looking for information about Kyogre or Groudon, respectively, and the rare Pokémon, Castform. The team has also blockaded the bridge, preventing further progress. The team must be defeated, and Castform received, before advancing to Fortree City.

This facility is used in Pokémon Emerald to find Groudon and Kyogre after defeating the Elite Four. By speaking to the meteorologist inside, players will learn of unusual weather patterns in certain routes. If he says there is a drought, Groudon slumbers in the Terra Cave; if downpours are coming down, Kyogre awaits in the Marine Cave. The other legendary Pokémon cannot be located until the first is captured or defeated.

The Weather Institute has two accessible stories, both with many desks and computers. On the far left side of the bottom floor is a PC and bed which can heal the Pokémon in one's party.

First floor

Upon entering, the first floor is accessible. By going west along the entrance hallway, there will be another opening to three rooms. The room on the western side is a rest area which contains a PC and bed which can heal the Pokémon in a Trainer's party.

The room on the eastern side is the research area where scientists work on projects and study weather patterns within the region. There are four workstations each containing a computer. There is also a computer positioned at the north side of the room, that will study and record all weather patterns within the Hoenn region. On the north-western corner of the room, there are bookshelves crammed with books and there are plants scattered around the room. The stairs to the second floor is located on the north-western corner of the room.

Second floor

More workstations are located on this floor along with the head of the Weather Institute's office being up here. In total, there are ten workstations each containing a computer, one of them however is missing a chair. On the north-western corner of the room, there are bookshelves crammed with books and there are plants scattered around the room.

Right on the far western side of the room is the head of the Weather Institute's office. This is the location that Team Magma/Team Aqua rounded up the residents and scientists of the Weather Institute.

Castform

Once the player defeats the villainous team and saves the Weather Institute, the professor of the institute will give the player a Castform.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Mystic Water Sprite.png Mystic Water Held by Castform  R  S  E 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
351 Castform
R S E
Premier Ball Only one
25 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.

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
322 Numel Lv.28
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
041 Zubat Lv.27
No item
261 Poochyena Lv.27
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
261 Poochyena Lv.27
No item
322 Numel Lv.27
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
261 Poochyena Lv.26
No item
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
322 Numel Lv.26
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 Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
318 Carvanha Lv.28
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
041 Zubat Lv.27
No item
261 Poochyena Lv.27
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
261 Poochyena Lv.27
No item
318 Carvanha Lv.27
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
261 Poochyena Lv.26
No item
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
318 Carvanha Lv.26
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
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png560
318 Carvanha Lv.28
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
041 Zubat Lv.27
No item
261 Poochyena Lv.27
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
Potential Double Battle with the below Grunt
261 Poochyena Lv.27
No item
318 Carvanha Lv.27
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png540
Potential Double Battle with the above Grunt
041 Zubat Lv.27
No item
261 Poochyena Lv.27
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
261 Poochyena Lv.26
No item
041 Zubat Lv.26
No item
318 Carvanha Lv.26
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 First floor Second floor
Ruby Weather Institute 1F RSE.png Weather Institute 2F RSE.png
Sapphire
Emerald
 

In the anime

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Weather Institute in anime

In Unfair Weather Friends, Ash and his friends travel to the Weather Institute, where they get caught up in a takeover by Team Aqua. Team Aqua plans to steal all of the weather data but its plan is stopped by a disguised Team Magma member named Brodie, who escapes with the data himself.

The Weather Institute contains many rooms with many different machines. A weather data machine stores data like temperature and weather patterns on a large computer so they can do tests and experiments later. There is a huge satellite outside the institute called the Weather Control Machine that can control the weather. There is also a study filled with books and scrap paper.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Ruby, along with a male Swimmer, ended up behind the Weather Institute while escaping from a wild Zangoose and Seviper. It was there that Norman had tracked Ruby down and battled him.

Trivia

  • A woman in Route 212 west of Pastoria City in Sinnoh says she used to work at the Weather Institute of Hoenn. She will trade TMs of weather-changing moves for shards.

In other languages

Language Title
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sääinstituutti
France Flag.png European French Centre Météo
Germany Flag.png German Klima-Institut
Italy Flag.png Italian Istituto Meteo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 날씨 연구소 Nalssi Yeonguso
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Instituto Meteorológico

See also



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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