Rusturf Tunnel

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Rusturf Tunnel カナシダトンネル
Kanashida Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Rusturf Tunnel ORAS.png
Map description: This stone tunnel links together Rustboro and Verdanturf. Its name was chosen as a mixture of the two.
Location: Between Route 116 and Verdanturf Town
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn 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. 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.

After obtaining the Stone Badge, the player follows the Team AquaSEAS or Team MagmaROR Grunt encountered earlier in the game to this tunnel. After defeating him, the player will receive the Devon GoodsRSE or Devon PartsORAS, 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)RSE or AggroniteORAS.

Construction

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 heavy machinery used in the construction work was causing discomfort to the local Pokémon, Whismur. The project was officially canceled, though a Black Belt continued to work on it without the use of machinery. By the time of the games, only a few breakable rocks remain to block off the tunnel.

Items

Item Location Games
Dire Hit Dire Hit On the large rock north of the Rustboro-side entrance (hidden)  OR  AS 
Poké Ball Poké Ball North of the Rustboro-side entrance, in the northwest corner  R  S  E  OR  AS 
Devon Parts Devon Goods From the Team Magma GruntR/Team Aqua GruntSE after he is defeated  R  S  E 
Devon Parts Devon Parts From the Team Magma GruntOR/Team Aqua GruntAS after he is defeated  OR  AS 
HM Normal HM04 (Strength) From Wanda's boyfriend after the rocks blocking the middle of the tunnel are smashed  R  S  E 
Aggronite Aggronite From Wanda's boyfriend after the rocks blocking the middle of the tunnel are smashed  OR  AS 
Max Ether Max Ether North of the Verdanturf-side entrance, in the northeast corner  R  S  E  OR  AS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
Big Pearl Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Ether Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Hard Stone Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Heart Scale Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Max Ether Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Max Revive Max Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Normal Gem Normal Gem Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Pearl Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Revive Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Soft Sand Soft Sand Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
Star Piece Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Whismur Whismur
R S E
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.


Generation VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Whismur Whismur
OR AS
Cave Cave
7-10 100%
Horde Encounter
Whismur Whismur
OR AS
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
5 100%
Rock Smash
Geodude Geodude
OR AS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
14-17 100%
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.


Trainers

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Route 116 side
Team Magma Grunt R
Team Magma Grunt R
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
After earning the Stone Badge
261 Poochyena Lv.11
No item
Team Aqua Grunt SE
Team Aqua Grunt SE
Reward: PokémonDollar.png220
After earning the Stone Badge
261 Poochyena Lv.11
No item
Verdanturf Town side
Hiker Mike
Hiker Mike
ノボル Noboru
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.


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Route 116 side
Team Magma Grunt OR
Team Magma Grunt OR
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
After earning the Stone Badge
261 Poochyena Lv.13
No item
Team Aqua Grunt AS
Team Aqua Grunt AS
Reward: PokémonDollar.png520
After earning the Stone Badge
261 Poochyena Lv.13
No item
Verdanturf Town side
Hiker Mike
Hiker Mike
ノボル Noboru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png512
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.


Appearance

Version Inside
Ruby Rusturf Tunnel RS.png
Sapphire
Emerald Rusturf Tunnel E.png
Omega Ruby Rusturf Tunnel ORAS.png
Alpha Sapphire
 

In the manga

Rusturf Tunnel in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Rusturf Tunnel first appeared in It's Absol-utely a Bad Omen, where a cave-in occured there due to an earthquake, trapping Wanda's boyfriend Riley beneath the rubble. In What Would You Do for a Whismur?, Ruby used his Marshtomp, Mumu, to save Riley. The earthquake turned out to have been caused by a group of Team Magma Grunts led by Magma Admin Courtney. However, when Courtney spotted Ruby, she became interested in him, grabbing him and taking him with her.

In Going to Eleven with Loudred & Exploud I, Courtney revealed that Team Magma had destroyed the boulders blocking the incomplete tunnel, thus effectively completing its construction. She challenged Ruby to a battle and offered him a chance to join Team Magma. Meanwhile, the local Whismur, alarmed by the commotion, called in two Loudred and an Exploud to help them. The Pokémon used Hyper Voice together, defeating the Team Magma Grunts and clearing away the rubble that had been keeping reinforcements from reaching Ruby. In Going to Eleven with Loudred & Exploud II, Ruby escaped from being burned alive by Courtney with the help of Wanda, Riley, Gabby, and Ty.

Trivia

  • Both the English and Japanese names of the tunnel are a combination of the two cities it connects (Rustboro City and Verdanturf Town, respectively).
  • 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.
  • In Generation III, 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 Generation VI, there is no fog.
  • Development in Rusturf Tunnel was halted due to its inhabitants being sensitive to loud noises, despite the fact that the only Pokémon found in the area naturally have Soundproof.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 卡綠隧道 Kāluhk Seuihdouh
Mandarin 卡綠隧道 / 卡绿隧道 Kǎlǜ Suìdào *
凯绿隧道 Kǎilǜ Suìdào *
French Canada Flag.png Canada Tunnel Mérazon
France Flag.png Europe Tunnel Mérazon
Germany Flag.png German Metaflurtunnel
Italy Flag.png Italian Tunnel Menferro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금잔터널 Geumjan Tunnel
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Túnel Rusturf
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Túnel Fervergal
Spain Flag.png Spain Túnel Fervergal
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đường hầm Kanashida




Hoenn
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Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
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Routes
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Landmarks
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