Oldale Town

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Oldale Town コトキタウン
Kotoki Town
"Where things start off scarce."
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Route 103
Route 102
Oldale Town
Route 101
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Location of Oldale Town in Hoenn.

Oldale Town (Japanese: コトキタウン Kotoki Town) is located in southwestern Hoenn. As Kyushu coincides with Hoenn, Oldale approximates with Saga City, Saga Prefecture.

South of Oldale Town is Route 101 and Littleroot Town. North is Route 103, which can be Surfed to use as a shortcut to Slateport City. West is Route 102 and Petalburg beyond.

There is little of interest in Oldale Town in the Pokémon games; the simple town serves as a checkpoint for Pokémon Trainers traveling between Littleroot Town and Petalburg City.

The main character's rival in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald (Brendan or May depending on the player's selected gender) trains to the north of Oldale Town when the games begin.

Places of interest

Oldale Town in Ruby and Sapphire

Tracking scientist

The way to Route 102 is blocked by a researcher upon the player's first visit to Oldale Town. The scientist is sketching what he believes are footprints from rare Pokémon. Until he is done, west is a no-go. This is to ensure that players challenges his/her rival on Route 103 and receives a Pokédex from Professor Birch before they continue with their journey. When the player returns, the researcher sheepishly stands aside, after concluding that it was his own footprints all along.


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

The population of Oldale Town is 16, making it the second-smallest town in Hoenn, with Littleroot Town being the smallest.

Poké Mart

The Poké Mart is the top-right building

Left clerk
Poké Ball Poké Ball*
Pokémon Dollar200
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar300
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
Awakening Awakening
Pokémon Dollar250


Item Location Games
Potion Potion Obtained from Poké Mart attendant near the Route 101 junction.  R  S  E 

In the anime

Oldale Town in the anime

Ash and May arrived in Oldale Town in A Ruin with a View. Here, they met up with Professor Alden who was studying the nearby Oldale Ruins. They had a small confrontation with Team Magma, who wanted to explore the ruins for themselves, but they didn't find anything in the ruins and escaped. After that, Ash and May left Oldale and set foot for Petalburg City.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese コトキタウン Kotoki Town Possibly from 古 ko (old) and 時 toki (time). May also be from 異木, koto ki (unusual tree).
English Oldale Town Combination of the word "old" and "dale."
French Rosyères Combination of the words "rose", ères (eras), and hier (yesterday).
German Rosalstadt
Italian Solarosa
Spanish Pueblo Escaso "Escaso" means little, limited, not abundant or rare.
Korean 고도마을 Godo Maeul Possibly from 고도 (古都) godo, old capital.
Chinese (Mandarin) 古辰鎮/古辰镇 Gǔchén Zhèn Alternate reading of its Japanese name. 古辰 gǔchén means "ancient time" or "ancient period."
Chinese (Cantonese) 古辰鎮 Gúsàhn Jan Same as Mandarin name.

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