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Dotted Hole てんのあな
Dotted Hole
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Map description: A mysterious, just-discovered ruin from an ancient time. It got its name from the six dots on its door.
Location: Ruin Valley
Region: Sevii Islands
Generations: III
Sevii Islands Dotted Hole Map.png
Location of Dotted Hole in Sevii Islands.
Pokémon world locations

Dotted Hole (Japanese: てんのあな Dotted Hole) is a place only accessible in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. It is located in Ruin Valley on Six Island and is the place where players will get the Sapphire, which, in conjunction with the Ruby, allows Celio's Network Machine to connect to Lanette's PC system in Hoenn, and enables trades with Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Colosseum, and XD. A Team Rocket scientist, Gideon, will steal it, though, and the player must venture back to Five Island to retrieve it from him. In order to open the door, the player must use Cut in front of it. However, Gideon will stand in front of the door until the player helps Lorelei defeat the three Team Rocket Grunts at Icefall Cave.


Braille translations

Along with the cave within Mt. Ember, this is one of only two locations in the Sevii Islands that has Braille writing, both on the door (from which the area gets its name) and within, which will direct players to the location of the Sapphire.



Floor puzzle

Up, Left, Right, Down

Sapphire Room

Let the two glittering stones,
one in red,
one in blue,
connect the past.
Two friends sharing power
open a window to a new world that glows.
The next world waits for you.


Version Ground floor B1F B2F B3F B4F Sapphire Room
FireRed Dotted Hole Entrance.png Dotted Hole B1F.png Dotted Hole B2F.png Dotted Hole B3F.png Dotted Hole B4F.png Dotted Hole Sapphire.png


  • The message at the bottom floor of the Dotted Hole is possibly a reference to Bill and Celio creating a device that allows trade between FireRed and LeafGreen and Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald by using the Ruby and Sapphire found in the Sevii Islands.
  • The pillars and door at the entrance to the Dotted Hole actually have real braille symbols on them. The full six-dots found on the door is the arrangement for "For" as used in Grade 2 braille, the left pillar (with the single upper-left dot) has the arrangement for the letter "A", and the right pillar (with the three dots in the bottom-right) has the arrangement for a closing quotation symbol (”) also as used in Grade 2 braille.
    • While the Dotted Hole's location blurb suggests the mark on the door was not intended to have meaning and only there to give some reasoning for the Dotted Hole's name, the marks on the pillars are there deliberately, though seemingly random.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Trou Percé
Germany Flag.png German Punktloch
Italy Flag.png Italian Cripta dei Punti
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Cueva Punteada

Sevii Islands
1Island.png 2Island.png 3Island.png 4Island.png 5Island.png 6Island.png 7Island.png 8Island.png 9Island.png
One IslandTwo IslandThree IslandFour IslandFive IslandSix IslandSeven Island
Treasure BeachKindle RoadCape BrinkBond BridgeThree Isle PortThree Isle PathResort GorgeousWater Labyrinth
Five Isle MeadowMemorial PillarOutcast IslandGreen PathWater PathRuin ValleyTrainer TowerCanyon Entrance
Sevault CanyonTanoby Ruins
Mt. EmberBerry ForestIcefall CaveRocket WarehouseLost CaveAltering CavePattern Bush
Dotted HoleTanoby KeyTanoby ChambersNavel RockBirth Island
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