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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A town where the contrast between colorful flowers and deep, verdant forests is most beautiful.
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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, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire (Brendan or May depending on the player's selected gender) trains to the north of Oldale Town when the games begin.


Where things start off scarce. (Japanese: なにかが かすかに はじまる ところ Where things start off scarce.)

Places of interest

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 their 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.

Poké Mart representative

On the player's first visit, a Poké Mart worker will stand next to the house on the bottom-right. When talked to, he will lead the player to the town's Poké Mart, and give away a Potion sample.


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

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

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Oldale Town has a total population of 14.

Poké Mart

Generation III
Generation VI


Item Location Games
Potion Potion Obtained from Poké Mart attendant near the Route 101 junction  R  S  E 
Potion Potion ×10 Obtained from Poké Mart attendant near the Route 101 junction  OR  AS 


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In the anime

Oldale Town in the anime

Ash and May arrived in Oldale Town in A Ruin with a View. There, May dropped off her weakened Torchic, who had a bad confrontation with a family of Azurill, Marill, and Azumarill earlier, at a Pokémon Center. Later, 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.

Ash and his friends returned to Oldale Town via ship in The Scheme Team, following Ash's participation in the Ever Grande Conference. While none of the town was featured, the group picnicked in a grassy area. Afterwards, they went their separate ways, with Max and May returning to the Petalburg Gym, while Ash and Brock went to Littleroot Town's port, where they took a ship to the Kanto region.


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In the manga

Oldale Town in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Oldale Town appeared in Distracting Dustox, where Ruby passed through it. While trying to think of what to do with his newly-acquired Mudkip, he ended up accidentally angering a wild Dustox, causing it to attack him. As his other Pokémon were put asleep by Dustox's scales, Ruby was forced to fight it with Mudkip. Mudkip eventually managed to defeat Dustox by soaking it wet, leaving it unable to fly. Impressed by this, Ruby officially added the Mudkip to his team with the nickname "Mumu".


Name origin

Language Name Origin
Japanese コトキタウン Kotoki Town From 古 ko (old) and 時 toki (time) or 鴇色 toki-iro (coral pink color of the crested ibis
English Oldale Town From old and dale
German Rosaltstadt From Rosa (pink), solar, alt (old), and Stadt (town)
Spanish Pueblo Escaso From escaso (scarce)
French Rosyères From rose (pink; rose), ères (eras), and hier (yesterday)
Italian Solarosa From solar and rosa (pink; rose)
Korean 고도마을 Godo Maeul From a contraction of its Japanese name or 고도 (古都) godo (old capital) and 도색 (桃色) dosaek (peach color)
Chinese (Mandarin) 古玫鎮 / 古玫镇 Gǔméi Zhèn* From 古 (old) and 玫紅 / 玫红 méihóng (rose pink)
古辰鎮 / 古辰镇 Gǔchén Zhèn* From 古 (old) and 辰 chén (time)
Chinese (Cantonese) 古玫鎮 Gúmùih Jan* From 古 (old) and 玫紅 mùihhùhng (rose pink)
古辰鎮 Gúsàhn Jan* From 古 (old) and 辰 sàhn (time)
Polish Oldale*
Miasto Oldale*
From its English name
Brazilian Portuguese Cidade de Oldale From its English name
Russian Олдэйл Таун Oldeyl Taun Transcription of its English name
Vietnamese Thị trấn Kotoki Transcription of its Japanese name

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