Appendix:Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire walkthrough/Section 2

This is the Bulbapedia walkthrough for Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. This walkthrough follows the remade Nintendo 3DS version, not Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
The guide for those can be found here.

Route 104

Route 104

Route 104 connects Petalburg City with Rustboro City to the north and Route 105 to the south. The Petalburg Woods occupy the central part of the area. A cottage belonging to Mr. Briney is located on the south side, and the Pretty Petal Flower Shop stands on the north side.

Petalburg Woods

Petalburg Woods

The tall trees of Petalburg Woods block much of the sun's rays, leaving the interior cool and dark. Smaller trees restrict travel to the western side for now.

The Scuffle

Deep inside the woods, you come across a researcher from Devon Corporation, a company based in Rustboro City. After explaining that he is looking for a Shroomish, he is suddenly confronted by a member of Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS. The thug had planned to ambush the worker when he left the woods, but grew too impatient for that. Defeat him in battle and he flees the scene, but not before hinting that his friends are up to something in Rustboro. The grateful researcher gives you the Exp. Share, which distributes experience points to all Pokémon traveling with you, as thanks. He then heals your Pokémon, and rushes off to Rustboro after realizing what his attacker wanted.

Tricky Times Ahead

Continue on your way to the north side of Route 104. After you exit the woods, another Grunt on recon duty steps out of the trees to the east, reporting to her superior about their failure. She reaffirms her continued investigation of a form of energy that the team had recently detected. Whatever the group's plans are, it seems clear that a conflict is brewing in Hoenn. Be sure to be on your guard!

Pretty Petal Flower Shop

The Pretty Petal Flower Shop is run by three sisters. The eldest sister teaches all visitors how to grow Berries. The middle sister hands out the Wailmer Pail when you first speak to her. The youngest sister will hand out one random Berry from a group of eight every day.

Berry Berry
  Cheri Berry   Aspear Berry
  Chesto Berry   Leppa Berry
  Pecha Berry   Oran Berry
  Rawst Berry   Persim Berry

Once you have earned your fifth Badge, the sisters will also offer decorative plants for sale.

Rustboro City

Rustboro City

Rustboro City is the third largest city in Hoenn. Each of the buildings were constructed with stone, giving the city an old-fashioned feeling. The Pokémon Trainers' School, Devon Corporation headquarters, and Rustboro Gym are all located here.

Meet with May/Brendan

The Poké Mart is the first building you reach, and who else steps out of it but May/Brendan. She/He marvels at the size of the city, then dashes off to challenge the local Gym.

Cutter's House

Stop by the Cutter's house next to the Pokémon Center. When the city was expanding, he taught his Pokémon a move to help clear the surrounding land of trees. He no longer needs his HM01 (Cut), and gives it to you. In the field, Cut may be used to clear away prickly trees.

Devon Corporation

Devon Corporation is headquartered in a large stone building in the northwest part of town. The company is responsible for manufacturing many of the items Trainers rely on every day, including several variations of Poké Ball and medicine. Only authorized personnel are allowed past the first floor.

Pokémon Trainers' School

The Pokémon Trainers' School stands to the northeast of the Pokémon Center. Talk with the teacher to receive a Quick Claw, and brush up on the basics by reading the notes on the blackboard.

Ailment Effect(s)
BURNED Attack drops to 50%, inflicts damage equal to 1/8 of maximum HP every turn. Fire-type Pokémon are immune to this condition.
FROZEN Cannot move until thawed, 20% chance of recovery per turn. Ice-type Pokémon are immune to this condition.
PARALYZE Speed drops to 25%, cannot attack a quarter of the time. Electric-type Pokémon are immune to this condition.
POISONED Inflicts damage equal to 1/8 of maximum HP every turn. Poison- and Steel-type Pokémon are immune to this condition.
ASLEEP Cannot move for one to three turns.

Time for a Trade

The Rustboro Gym beckons, but before you step inside, visit the house to the east. Inside is a boy who is looking to trade his Makuhita for a Slakoth. Makuhita is a strong Fighting-type Pokémon that will be a big help inside the Gym. This one is even holding an X Attack to sweeten the deal.

Rustboro Gym

Rustboro Gym

Rustboro City Pokémon Gym
Leader: Roxanne
The Rock-loving honor student!

The Rustboro Gym specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. Use Grass and Water (Fighting is also good for Nosepass) moves to deal serious damage, and avoid battling with Fire-, Bug-, or Flying-type Pokémon. The Gym doubles as a Fossil museum, and has an impressive array of exhibits on display. The Gym Leader, Roxanne, greets you near the entrance. She is eager to see how you fare against her, and takes her place at the back of the building. As hers is the first Gym in the Hoenn League, this graduate of the Pokémon Trainers' School has opted for a layout that gives novice Trainers a chance to avoid her subordinates and challenge the Gym Leader directly. Use Leer or Tail Whip to soften up Roxanne's rock-solid Pokémon. Her Geodude has the Sturdy Ability, which prevents it from being defeated in one hit, so chip away at its health before striking with super-effective moves.

Rustboro Gym

After the battle, Roxanne awards you the Stone Badge, which ensures obedience from all Pokémon up to level 20 and enables the use of Cut in the field. She also gives you TM39 (Rock Tomb) as a prize.

Stop, Thief!

When you leave the Gym, you witness a Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS Grunt escaping from the Devon Corporation building. That same Devon researcher from earlier is close behind, and chases the thief northward. He loses track of him in the northeast, where the city connects to Route 116.

Route 116

Route 116

Route 116 runs east from Rustboro City. The well-traveled path is used by the workers tasked with construction of Rusturf Tunnel, a project that is now abandoned.


When you reach the entrance to Rusturf Tunnel, you find old Mr. Briney standing there. It seems that the thief has added kidnapping to his list of charges, as he has also made off with Mr. Briney's beloved Wingull, Peeko!

Rusturf Tunnel

Rusturf Tunnel

Rusturf Tunnel was a construction project by Devon Corporation that aimed to link Rustboro City and western Hoenn to the rest of the region. The tunnel was nearly complete when Devon's president, Mr. Stone, realized that the work was disturbing the local Whismur population. The project was canceled, though only a small bit of debris, easily cleared, remained to hinder travel.

The Take-Down

The tunnel is fairly small, so you will find the thief and his hostage shortly after you step inside. Defeat him, and he gives up the Devon Parts before fleeing. The old man rushes in to check on his Peeko, and introduces himself as Mr. Briney before the pair leaves for his cottage near Petalburg Woods.

Rustboro City

Devon Corporation

Now that you have reclaimed the Devon Parts, head back to the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro's northwest corner. The grateful Devon researcher is waiting outside, and hands you a Great Ball before escorting you inside to meet his boss.

On the third floor, the company president introduces himself as Mr. Stone. He thanks you for reclaiming the stolen parts, then asks for another favor. He doesn't expect you to work for free, of course, and rewards you with the BuzzNav upgrade to your PokéNav Plus.


When you want to catch up on the latest news, turn your attention to BuzzNav! This app for the PokéNav Plus presents fun and informative news programs that keep you updated on what's happening around Hoenn. By gathering info from StreetPass, BuzzNav can also broadcast programs about other players' activities.

Program Details
Hoenn News Network (HNN) Tune in to see news updates about your progress through the main story.
Today's Smart Shopper See what items are being purchased by others in Hoenn, and which Trainers are getting things at sale prices!
The Name Rater Show Like a fortune-teller, the Name Rater judges the suitability of a Pokémon's nickname.
Trend Shoot! Keeping you informed about what's cool around Hoenn. To learn about—and maybe even influence—the latest trends, speak with the hip residents of Dewford Town!
Search2Catch A show about Trainers and their attempts—successful or not—to catch hidden Pokémon that they find in the world around them.
TM Treasures Reminding you to use those valuable TMs in your Bag!
Trainer × Trainer Some Trainers can't get enough of battling each other. A show dedicated to those Trainers who keep coming back for more.
Super-Secret Base Crashers! Discover who has Secret Bases, and where they're located.
The Great Flag Hunter After learning about Secret Bases, get in there and take someone's flag! This show broadcasts which Trainers have found another's Secret Base and claimed their flag.
Shall We Dowse? A program about Trainers who have used their Dowsing Machines to find the coolest items, and how this marvelous device has changed their lives.
Poké Fans! Pokémon Fan Club members conduct surveys about their favorite topic; responses are then aired here. Visit Slateport City, and you could make it on the show!
Talk of the Town Keeps you up-to-date on what Trainers across Hoenn are talking about. Slateport is the place to be if you want Hoenn to hear what you have to say.
Special ☆ Spectaculars Contest Spectaculars are big in Hoenn, and his show keeps you caught up on the latest stars.
Seeking Trainers The news team of Gabby and Ty interview Trainers across the region. Battle them for a chance to see you and your team on their show.
Happy, Happy Birthday! With so many Trainers in Hoenn, there's also a lot of birthdays! This show lets you know which Trainers in your area have recently celebrated a birthday.
Mirage Detection Unit So you've visited all of Hoenn's cities and towns, but... could there still be more to explore? The MDU is on the case, reporting on Mirage spots for their inquiring viewers.
Wonder Trade Ever conducted a Wonder Trade? If so, you may see yourself and your Pokémon on this program!
Pokémon News Keeping you informed of worthy events. Tune in for the latest updates about places you may want to visit today.

In return, he asks that you deliver a Letter to a man named Steven in Dewford Town. To reach Dewford, you will need to cross the sea, so Mr. Stone suggests booking passage with Mr. Briney, the friendly old sailor from Route 104.

As you leave, take note of the Scientists on the second floor. None of them are having much luck with their projects, except one, who has developed a device that can resurrect ancient Pokémon from Fossils.

← Part 1 Littleroot Town, Route 101, Oldale Town, Route 103, Route 102, Petalburg City
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Route 105, Route 106, Dewford Town, Dewford Gym, Granite Cave, Route 107, Route 108 Part 3 →

  This article is part of Project Walkthroughs, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive step-by-step guides on each Pokémon game.