The Weather Institute in Ruby and Sapphire
The Weather Institute (Japanese: てんきけんきゅうじょ Weather Research Institute) is a weather research building located on Route 119 in the region of Hoenn, in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.
The Weather Institute is like a bureau for the Hoenn region. It checks and keeps track of weather conditions throughout Hoenn. The Weather Institute has created a Pokémon named Castform which has the abillity to predict the weather and its conditions on a speciffic location. Its main project is the weather control machine which allows them to change the weather in areas.
On the first trip through Route 119, the player will find that Team AquaSE or Team MagmaR have invaded the Institute, looking for information about Kyogre or Groudon, respectively, and the rare Pokémon, Castform. The team has also blockaded the bridge, preventing further progress. The team must be defeated, and Castform received, before advancing to Fortree City.
This facility is used in Pokémon Emerald to find Groudon and Kyogre after defeating the Elite Four. By speaking to the meteorologist inside, players will learn of unusual weather patterns in certain routes. If he says there is a drought, Groudon slumbers in the Terra Cave; if downpours are coming down, Kyogre awaits in the Marine Cave. The other legendary Pokémon cannot be located until the first is captured or defeated.
The Weather Institute has two accessible stories, both with many desks and computers. On the far left side of the bottom floor is a PC and bed which can heal the Pokémon in one's party.
Upon entering, the first floor is accessible. By going west along the entrance hallway, there will be another opening to three rooms. The room on the western side is a rest area which contains a PC and bed which can heal the Pokémon in a Trainer's party.
The room on the eastern side is the research area where scientists work on projects and study weather patterns within the region. There are four workstations each containing a computer. There is also a computer positioned at the north side of the room, that will study and record all weather patterns within the Hoenn region. On the north-western corner of the room, there are bookshelves crammed with books and there are plants scattered around the room. The stairs to the second floor is located on the north-western corner of the room.
More workstations are located on this floor along with the head of the Weather Institute's office being up here. In total, there are ten workstations each containing a computer, one of them however is missing a chair. On the north-western corner of the room, there are bookshelves crammed with books and there are plants scattered around the room.
Right on the far western side of the room is the head of the Weather Institute's office. This is the location that Team Magma/Team Aqua rounded up the residents and scientists of the Weather Institute.
Once the player defeats the villainous team and saves the Weather Institute, the professor of the institute will give the player a Castform.
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In the anime
Weather Institute in anime
In Unfair Weather Friends, Ash and his friends travel to the Weather Institute, where they get caught up in a takeover by Team Aqua. Team Aqua plans to steal all of the weather data but its plan is stopped by a disguised Team Magma member named Brodie, who escapes with the data himself.
The Weather Institute contains many rooms with many different machines. A weather data machine stores data like temperature and weather patterns on a large computer so they can do tests and experiments later. There is a huge satellite outside the institute called the Weather Control Machine that can control the weather. There is also a study filled with books and scrap paper.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Ruby, along with a male Swimmer, ended up behind the Weather Institute while escaping from a wild Zangoose and Seviper. It was there that Norman had tracked Ruby down and battled him.
- A woman in Route 212 west of Pastoria City in Sinnoh says she used to work at the Weather Institute of Hoenn. She will trade TMs of weather-changing moves for shards.
In other languages
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