Now that you can now use Poké Balls, it is recommended that you start catching a few Pokémon, such as Starly or Shinx. You will be facing Barry soon and his starter Pokémon will be at the point where it will have a move of its own type in its arsenal, so your starter may need the extra backup.
Then you are off, having some of your first battles in the game. This is the first route where you can battleTrainers. There are three Trainers here, none of which have a Pokémon stronger than level 5.
The Pokétch Company makes a new appliance called the Pokémon Watch, or Pokétch for short. After you receive the Town Map, the owner of the company, who is in the center of town, will approach you. He tells you to bring him three Coupons from the clowns around the city, and he will give you a Pokétch. The clowns ask simple yes/no-questions about Pokémon (and the answer is always "Yes"). When you get the question correct, you receive the Coupon. After you get all three Coupons, return to the man to receive the Pokétch. You can get the three Coupons in any order because you can talk to the clowns in any order you like.
Inside the building west of Jubilife City that leads to Route 218, you can receive the Old Rod from a Fisherman, who also offers to teach you how to fish. You can't do anything on Route 218 but fish until you get Surf, but you can catch a Magikarp here with your Old Rod. This is a useful Pokémon if you have enough patience, because while Magikarp is the weakest Pokémon ever, it evolves into the brutally powerful Gyarados, which is a great addition to a team and can learn Surf, Waterfall, Strength, and Rock Climb.
Back in Jubilife City, the apartment east of the TV station has a blond-haired girl on the first floor that will give you a Quick Claw.
The following items are available in Jubilife City:
Budew is a Grass/Poison-type Pokémon and the newly added pre-evolution of Roselia. It evolves into Roselia if leveled up during the day when its friendship is high, and will evolve again into the new final form Roserade when a Shiny Stone is used. Roselia evolutionary line has very high Special Attack and can learn the whole line of Absorb. Budew starts of with Absorb, picks up Mega Drain and eventually Giga Drain if evolved. Be sure to evolve it because Budew doesn't learn any good moves after picking up Mega Drain, unless it evolves. Try to let Budew evolve at or before Level 19 because that's when Roselia learns Magical Leaf. Afterwards, Roselia can learn Petal Dance. When Roselia evolves into Roserade, it doesn't learn any more moves, but its Special Attack will skyrocket. Roselia's evolutionary line can also learn SolarBeam and Sludge Bomb (a Poison-type move that has high base power and may poison the opponent), through TMs, making use of their high Sp. Atk.
You can encounter Zubat at night, or if you head into Ravaged Path.
You cannot proceed any further because of the rugged rocks. There are more Pokémon for you to catch: Zubat and Geodude. You should be familiar with them.
Zubat is a Poison/Flying-type Pokémon. Zubat will evolve into Golbat starting at Level 22, then into Crobat when Golbat has high friendship. Zubat starts off with only Leech Life and is stuck with just that until it gets Bite and Wing Attack. Golbat will pick up Mean Look and Poison Fang (a Poison-type move that may inflict bad poison). Crobat has the same moveset as Golbat, except that it can relearn Cross Poison (a Poison-type move that has a high critical hit ratio) and learn Fly through the HM. Zubat will struggle a lot early on, but it will be more useful when it evolves into Golbat. You should know that Zubat evolutionary line has high Speed. When Golbat evolves again into Crobat, it be able to will outspeed most of the Pokémon you'll fight.
Geodude is a Rock/Ground-type Pokémon. Geodude will evolve into Graveler starting at Level 25, then into Golem when traded. Geodude evolutionary line has high Attack and very high Defense, but low Special Attack and Special Defense. It is also very slow unless Rock Polish is used to boost its Speed. It can learn good Rock-type and Ground-type moves, such as Stone Edge and Earthquake by leveling up, as well as Rock Slide through TM80. It can also launch suicide attacks with Selfdestruct and Explosion. However, it has two major weaknesses: Water-type and Grass-type attacks are its nightmares.
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.
1st Rival Battle
Make sure that you heal your Pokémon before proceeding, because you will have a tough fight very soon. It is also recommended that you do not proceed unless your Pokémon are trained to Level 7 or above.
The only new find is Abra, which is a Psychic-type Pokémon. Abra will struggle a lot at first (even more troublesome than Zubat) due to knowing only Teleport. It is not even an attacking move— this move is used for escaping from battle. However, Abra will be powerful if you evolve it into Kadabra starting from Level 16, or even into Alakazam by trading it. Kadabra and Alakazam are able to pick up Psychic, Future Sight by leveling up and Dream Eater through TM. Abra evolutionary line has high Special Atk and Speed, but low Defense. Abra is difficult to catch because it will always use Teleport unless you use Taunt, which Chimchar will learn at level 9 (be careful that Abra will Struggle then). If you are unable or too impatient to catch Abra, a woman in Oreburgh City will trade you one for a Machop.
To avoid wild Pokémon, you can use the Repel found on the north bank of the pond. In the future, you will be able to buy Repels from Poké Marts.
Enter the cave on the east and you will find yourself in Oreburgh Gate. The Hiker at the entrance stops you and gives you HM06 (Rock Smash), but you can't use it outside battle until you get the Coal Badge. Then fight the two Trainers inside the cave. There is nothing to do here until except fight the two Trainers and catch a Geodude or Zubat until you have your first Badge. Head east to Oreburgh City.
If you explore around town, you can find a woman in a condominium west of the Poké Mart who will trade you an Abra for a Machop. If you wanted an Abra but were unable to catch one on Route 203, you can find a Machop on Route 207 (directly north of Oreburgh City) to trade. You can also find different types of Poké Balls from different people around town. One of these, a Heal Ball, can be obtained in the same building as the woman who wants a Machop by showing the man on the second floor a Zubat.
The only important building in Oreburgh City is the Oreburgh Mining Museum. When you retrieve a Fossil from the Underground later on, you can talk to the man at the counter in the building to revive the Fossil and retrieve whichever Pokémon is associated with that Fossil. Each version determines what kind of Fossil is commonly found, aside from the Old Amber.
Oreburgh Pokémon Centre
Though all Pokémon Centres have a Wi-Fi Club in their basements, Oreburgh's is the first one you can access. An attendant named Teala will give you a Pal Pad and explain how it works the first time you enter. You can now battle and trade with other players using their Friend Code. Additionally, a Psychic on the ground floor will ask you which kind of Trainer you want to be, presenting you with four options to choose from. This becomes your Trainer class while you are in a Union Room, and is otherwise assigned randomly.