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Rustboro City カナズミシティ
Kanazumi City
"The city probing the integration of nature and science."
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Rustboro City Gym - Hoenn Gym #1
specialist Gym
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specialist Gym
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Route 115
Rustboro City
Route 116
Route 104
Hoenn Rustboro City Map.png
Location of Rustboro City in Hoenn.

Rustboro City (Japanese: カナズミシティ Kanazumi City) is a metropolis located in western Hoenn. It is the third largest city in Hoenn, behind Lilycove City and Slateport City. Rustboro City has an unusual yet unique cityscape in the Hoenn region. The buildings' architectures are designed with stones, giving it an old-town feeling.

According to the Cutter's daughter, Rustboro was expanded to accommodate its growing size with the help of the Cutter's Pokémon which cleared the trees. The Devon Corporation is headquartered in the northwest side of the city. The first Gym is located here with Roxanne as the Gym Leader.

Places of interest

Rustboro City in Ruby and Sapphire

Devon Corporation

Main article: Devon Corporation

Rustboro serves as the establishment for the Devon Corporation, a company which makes many items for Pokémon Trainers. The company headquarters is located in the northwest corner of the city, and takes the appearance of a very olden-style building. A sign outside reads:

"For all your living needs, we make
it all."

Apart from developing improved and innovative items, the company also revives Pokémon from Fossils. The Devon Corporation are also attempting to build impossible machines such as one that can transform people into Pokémon. In the south section of the town is an apartment complex for Devon employees.

Cutter's house

A Cutter lives near the Pokémon Center with his daughter. A sign outside reads:


When the city of Rustboro was undergoing expansion, the Cutter had his Pokémon use Cut to help clear the land of trees. He will give the player HM01 (Cut). According to May/Brendan, he has younger brother in Mauville City, which is the person that gives out HM06 (Rock Smash)

Elyssa's house

Elyssa's House is located next to the Gym in Rustboro City. By talking to Elyssa, the player is given the option to make an in-game trade. In Ruby and Sapphire, Elyssa wants a Slakoth, and will trade a Makuhita named Makit in exchange. Makit is holding an X Attack. The new Pokémon's level will match that of the Pokémon the player traded.

Kobe's house

In Emerald, Elyssa gets replaced by Kobe and he will instead want a Ralts (found on Route 102), and will trade a Seedot named Dots in exchange. Dots is holding a Chesto Berry.

Pokémon Trainer's School

Main article: Pokémon Trainer's School

The Pokémon Trainer's School is located east of the Pokémon Center. A sign outside reads:

"We'll teach you anything about

Inside are five students and a teacher, who gives the player the Quick Claw. Talking to the students also reveals helpful information. Behind the teacher is the blackboard with the list of status changes that may affect Pokémon in a battle. In the anime, Roxanne, the local Gym Leader, runs the school.

Walda's house

In Pokémon Emerald, a sad young girl named Walda lives between the Pokémon Center and the Devon Corporation building. If the proper 'funny' word is given to her caretaker, she will reward the player with a new wallpaper for the Pokémon Storage System.

Rustboro Gym

Main article: Rustboro Gym

Rustboro Gym is the first Gym a player must face in the Hoenn region. It is located in the northern part of Rustboro, east of the Devon Corporation. The sign outside reads:

"The ROCK-loving honors student!"

The Gym Leader is Roxanne, who specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. The Stone Badge is awarded for defeating Roxanne. The Gym is a maze; there are two paths, one path which battles the Gym Trainers, while the other path lets the players go through without battling.

In the anime, Rustboro Gym appears as a giant boulder in A Winner by a Nosepass!.


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

The population of Rustboro City is 57, making it the third largest city in Hoenn, behind Lilycove City and Slateport City.

Poké Mart

Poké Ball Poké Ball
Pokémon Dollar200
Timer Ball Timer Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1000
Repeat Ball Repeat Ball*
Pokémon Dollar1000
Potion Potion
Pokémon Dollar100
Super Potion Super Potion
Pokémon Dollar700
Antidote Antidote
Pokémon Dollar100
Parlyz Heal Parlyz Heal
Pokémon Dollar200
X Attack X Attack
Pokémon Dollar500
X Defend X Defend
Pokémon Dollar550
X Speed X Speed
Pokémon Dollar350
Repel Repel
Pokémon Dollar350
Escape Rope Escape Rope
Pokémon Dollar550


Item Location Games
Great Ball Great Ball Received by Devon Employee after obtaining the Devon Goods.  R  S  E 
Premier Ball Premier Ball Received from a boy in the southwestern-most building, 2nd floor  R  S  E 
HM Normal HM01 (Cut) Cutter's House  R  S  E 
X Defend X Defend Behind the gate in the lower-right corner. Accessed from Route 104.  R  S  E 
Quick Claw Quick Claw Received from the teacher at the Pokémon Trainer's School.  R  S  E 
Exp. Share Exp. Share Reward from Mr. Stone after delivering the Letter to Steven.  R  S  E 
X Attack X Attack Held by Makit.  R  S 
Chesto Berry Chesto Berry Held by Dots.  E 
Letter Letter Received from Mr. Stone.  R  S  E 
PokéNav Received from Mr. Stone.  R  S  E 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
345 Lileep
Root Fossil Revive
Root Fossil
20 Fossil
347 Anorith
Claw Fossil Revive
Claw Fossil
20 Fossil
Special Pokémon
273 Seedot
280 Trade
The same as the traded Pokémon One
296 Makuhita
287 Trade
The same as the traded Pokémon 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.

In the anime

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In the anime, Rustboro City appeared in the episodes Gonna Rule The School! to On a Wingull and a Prayer!. Ash and his friends mainly traveled to Rustboro for Ash's first Hoenn Gym battle, which happened in The Winner By a Nosepass, but while there, they also visited the lookout tower, the Pokémon Trainer's School and the Devon Corporation.

In On a Wingull and a Prayer! they went to the desolate harbor of Rustboro City and met up with Mr. Briney, who brought the to Dewford Town by boat.

Rustboro City also has a Contest Hall on its outskirts, which appeared in All Things Bright and Beautifly!.


  •  Rustboro City is very similar to Saffron City of Kanto and Jubilife City of Sinnoh. All three cities are home to their region's corporate giants.
    •  It is also similar to Pewter City of Kanto and Goldenrod City of Johto. Their geographic locations to their regions are very remarkably similar, as well as being only accessible through a forest during the beginning of the games. Rustboro is more like Pewter in that both cities are the second city visited with a Gym, but first to be beaten by the player. Both Pewter and Rustboro's Gyms specialize in Rock-type Pokémon, and play a role in the player obtaining Fossil Pokémon.
  •  As Hoenn coincides with Kyushu, Rustboro coincides approximately with Fukuoka and Kitakyushu.

Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese カナズミシティ Kanazumi City May be a combination of 金属 kanazoku (metal) with 炭 sumi (charcoal) or 墨 sumi (ink).
English Rustboro City From rust and a phonetic spelling of borough.
French Mérouville From métal, rouille, rust, and ville, village.
German Metarost City From Metall and Rost, rust.
Italian Ferrugipoli From ferro, iron, ruggine, rust, and the suffix -poli, meaning city.
Spanish Ciudad Férrica Férrico means ferric, made of iron.
Korean 금탄도시 Geumtan City Geumtan is a combination of two words; gold and coal. 금 (geum) means gold and 탄 (tan) means coal.
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡那茲市/卡那兹 Kǎnàzī Shì Transliteration of Kanazu in Kanazumi.

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