Dotted Hole

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


  • 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. While the symbols would seemingly be random to someone who knows English Braille (as the symbols on the left pillar, right pillar, and door respectively in English Grade 2 Braille are an A, a closing quotation mark(”), and the word For), in Japanese Braille they're much more obvious: The left pillar is very similar, being the symbol for the A kana (あ); the right pillar's symbol is for the N kana (ん), which is equivalent to "Z" in the English alphabet as the "last" symbol thus mirroring the "A" of the other pillar; and the door's symbol is for the ME kana (め) - this could read as the Abrahamic religious affirmation 'amen' in Japanese Braille. Sapphires were often connected with heaven or control over heavenly spirits in early Judeo-Christian tradition, such as the Talisman of Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and the sapphire ring of King Solomon of Israel, and were commonly buried with members of the clergy or priests.
    • Though, it should be noted that the door's mark of six dots is likely not intended to have character meaning, but lore meaning. The area description says the Dotted Hole got its name because of the mark of six dots on the door, so despite the dots being a valid Japanese Braille character, this is likely just a coincidence.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Trou Percé
  German Punktloch
  Italian Cripta dei Punti
  Spanish Cueva Punteada

Sevii Islands
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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