Rusturf Tunnel

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Rusturf Tunnel カナシダトンネル
Kanashida Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Between Route 116 and Verdanturf Town
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
File:Rusturf Tunnel Map.png
Location of Rusturf Tunnel in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Rusturf Tunnel (Japanese: カナシダトンネル Kanashida Tunnel) is a tunnel between Rustboro City and Verdanturf Town, hence the name. Due to construction on the tunnel, Verdanturf Town can't be accessed through Rusturf Tunnel during the first stages of the game. HM06 (Rock Smash) is needed to fully travel across the Rusturf Tunnel. It is also the only way to travel to a secret area of Route 116.

Early in the game, the player must battle a Team Aqua or Team Magma grunt to rescue Peeko, who was stolen from Mr. Briney. After winning, the player will receive the Devon Goods, which can be returned to the Devon Corporation.

Later in the game, the player will find two people, separated by a pair of rocks which can be smashed using Rock Smash. After the rock is smashed, the man will give the player HM04 (Strength).


Construction of the tunnel had originally begun by the Devon Corporation under the leadership of Mr. Stone in order to link Rustboro, as well as nearly the entire western half of Hoenn, to the large cities in the center of Hoenn, like Slateport City and Mauville City. The tunnel was very nearly completed when Stone realized that the construction work was causing discomfort to the local Pokémon, Whismur. The project was canceled, though only two rocks, easily smashed, remained to separate the tunnel.


Item Location Games

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  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
293 Whismur
Cave Cave
5-8 100%
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.


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Reason: Mike's Japanese name.

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma GruntR
Team Magma GruntR
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
261 Poochyena Lv.11
No item
Team Aqua GruntSE
Team Aqua GruntSE
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
261 Poochyena Lv.11
No item
Hiker Mike
Hiker Mike
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
074 Geodude Lv.16
No item
074 Geodude Lv.16
No item
066 Machop Lv.16
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.

In other media

Rusturf Tunnel has not yet been featured (or even referred to) in the anime.

In Volume 18 of the Pokémon Adventures manga, Rusturf Tunnel was where Wanda's fiancée was rescued (by Ruby's Marshtomp). One of Team Magma's admins, Courtney, was in the Rusturf Tunnel looking for something when she spotted Ruby and kidnapped him, taking him to the other side of the tunnel and persuading him to join Team Magma. Yet Ruby managed to make it out of the tunnel unharmed.


  • When the two rocks in the tunnel are smashed, they do not reappear when the player leaves and re-enters the tunnel, unlike other breakable rocks found in various locations in the game.
  • There is fog here, but it has no in-battle effect. This is because fog was not used as a game mechanic until Generation IV.

In other languages

Language Title
French Canada Flag.png Canada Tunnel Mérazon
France Flag.png Europe Tunnel Mérazon
Germany Flag.png German Metaflurtunnel
Italy Flag.png Italian Tunnel Menferro
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Túnel Fervergal
Spain Flag.png Spain Túnel Fervergal

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