Petalburg City

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Template:Infobox town Petalburg City (Japanese: トウカシティ Touka City) is located in southern Hoenn. The town's motto is "Where People Mingle With Nature".

East of Petalburg City is Route 102 and Oldale Town. To the west is Route 104 where Mr. Briney's Cottage and the Petalburg Woods are found.

When a player first arrives at this city and talks to Norman, a boy named Wally will come in asking for help to catch a Pokémon. Using Zigzagoon, a Pokémon Norman lends, and the player's support, Wally catches his first Pokémon: a Ralts. Later on in the game, Wally becomes the main rival, while the alternate-gender choice (Brendan or May) returns to Littleroot Town to help his/her father. The Pokémon Center has a man near the PC who will let players put key words on their Trainer cards.

Places of Interest

Petalburg Gym

Main article: Petalburg Gym

Norman, the father of the main character in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald is the Petalburg Gym Leader. He uses Normal-type Pokémon and gives out the Balancebadge.

Wally's House

Wally's house is located in the west section of the town, next door to the Gym. This the house of Wally, the main rival of Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald and his family. After defeating Petalburg Gym, Wally's family will give you HM03 (Surf).

Poké Mart

Item Price (PokémonDollar.png)
Poké Ball 200
Recovery items
Antidote 100
Awakening 250
Parlyz Heal 200
Potion 300
Other items
Escape Rope 550
Orange Mail 50
Repel 350
X Attack 500
X Defend 550
X Speed 350


Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate

129 Magikarp R S E Old Rod

072 Tentacool R S E Surfing

183 Marill R S E Surfing 17

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.



The population of Petalburg City is 25. This is a fairly high number in the Pokémon games, and may be attributed to the fact that it sits right near Hoenn's west coast.

In the anime

In the Pokémon anime, Petalburg City is the hometown of Norman, May, Max, and Caroline. It also has a sister city to the north of it called North Petalburg.


Name origin

Petalburg is a combination of petal, part of a flower, and burg, a common place name derived from German. Touka may refer to touka 頭花, meaning flower head.

In other languages

  • Spanish: Ciudad Petalia

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