Hoenn Route 101

Hoenn
Route 101
101番道路
Route 101
Hoenn Route 101 ORAS.png
Map description
This grassy path running between Littleroot Town and Oldale Town is perfect for doing fieldwork.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Oldale Town
 
Route 101
 
Littleroot Town
 
Location
Hoenn Route 101
Location of Route 101 in Hoenn.
Pokémon world routes
Route 48       Route 102

Route 101 (Japanese: 101番道路 Route 101) is a route in southwestern Hoenn, connecting Littleroot Town and Oldale Town.

In the games

Route description

Route 101, the first route which Trainers from Littleroot Town traverse on, is home to a wide array of different Pokémon. Hence, Professor Birch often performs his studies here. Heading north from Littleroot, the route forms a "U", turning north and immediately backpedaling east near the first patch of grass. A ledge blocks the way north, letting only southbound travelers avoid the grass. Route 101 then turns north into another patch of grass as it heads west. At this point, the path travels through the last of three grass patches. Route 101 then turns north as it enters Oldale.

At the start of the game, the player meets Professor Birch as he is being attacked by a wild Pokémon. The player then battles the Pokémon with either a Treecko, Torchic, or Mudkip, found in Poké Balls in the Professor's bag. Whichever of the three Pokémon that is chosen will become the player's starter Pokémon.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, after battling with Brendan/May on Route 103 and returning to the lab, the player will receive the DexNav application at the entrance to Route 101. Near Oldale Town, Brendan/May will explain the mechanics of hidden Pokémon, then a hidden Poochyena will appear. If the player succeeds in sneaking up to the Pokémon, the encounter will be a level 5 Poochyena that has an elemental fang attack as its first move; if the player scares it away, enters another battle, or leaves the area, the Poochyena will not reappear.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Professor Birch will give the player more starter Pokémon from other regions if the player has completed certain milestones. The following starter Pokémon are available:

If the above conditions are met, then the next time the player exits their house in Littleroot Town, Professor Birch will be heard yelling for help from Route 101. When the player arrives to help, they will be allowed to choose one of the starter Pokémon.

Items

Item Location Games
  DexNav Gift from Brendan/May after obtaining the Pokédex  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Poochyena
R S E
  Grass
2-3 10%
  Poochyena
R S E
  Grass
2-3 45%
  Zigzagoon
R S E
  Grass
2-3 45%
  Zigzagoon
R S E
  Grass
2-3 10%
  Wurmple
R S E
  Grass
2-3 45%
Gift Pokémon
  Treecko
R S E
  Starter Pokémon
5 One
  Torchic
R S E
  Starter Pokémon
5 One
  Mudkip
R S E
  Starter Pokémon
5 One
Attacking Birch
  Poochyena
R S E
  Only one
2 One
  Zigzagoon
R S E
  Only one
2 One
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.


Generation VI

Wild Pokémon cannot break out of Poké Balls thrown at them here.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Poochyena
OR AS
  Grass
2 20%
  Zigzagoon
OR AS
  Grass
2 40%
  Wurmple
OR AS
  Grass
2 40%
Horde Encounter
  Poochyena
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
2 5%
  Zigzagoon
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
2 95%
Exclusively as hidden Pokémon
After defeating or capturing Groudon/Kyogre
  Lillipup
OR AS
  Grass
2 ??%
  Sewaddle
OR AS
  Grass
2 ??%
  Zorua
OR AS
  Grass
2 ??%
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.


Special encounters and gifts
  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Attacking Birch
  Poochyena
OR AS
  Only one
3 One
First encounter
  Wurmple
OR AS
  Only one
3 One
Special hidden Pokémon
  Poochyena
OR AS
  Only one
5 One
Hoenn starter Pokémon
  Treecko
OR AS
  Starter Pokémon
5 One
  Torchic
OR AS
  Starter Pokémon
5 One
  Mudkip
OR AS
  Starter Pokémon
5 One
Johto starter Pokémon
After speaking to Zinnia after first entering the Hall of Fame
  Chikorita
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
  Cyndaquil
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
  Totodile
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
Unova starter Pokémon
After completing the Delta Episode
  Snivy
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
  Tepig
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
  Oshawott
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
Sinnoh starter Pokémon
After entering the Hall of Fame for the second time
  Turtwig
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
  Chimchar
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
  Piplup
OR AS
  Gift
5 One
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.


Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
     
 

In the anime

 
Route 101 in the anime

Route 101 debuted in Get the Show on the Road!, where May was shown cycling towards Littleroot Town. Ash and May were later seen travelling along the route towards Oldale Town in A Ruin with a View.

In the manga

 
Route 101 in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Route 101 debuted in Making Mirth with Mightyena. Ruby first encountered Professor Birch and his daughter Sapphire on this route, saving the former from a pack of Mightyena and meeting the latter at her Secret Base. In this Secret Base, the two Pokédex holders made a bet that required Ruby to earn all the Contest Ribbons and Sapphire to earn all the Gym Badges of Hoenn within the next 80 days.

In It All Ends Now VIII, Ruby and Sapphire reunited at Sapphire's Secret Base, having both succeeded in their respective goals within the time limit. Ruby had also taken time to decorate the Secret Base before Sapphire's arrival.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the first wild Pokémon encountered on this route is always a level 3 Wurmple, after taking three consecutive steps in the tall grass.
  • Route 101 is the shortest first route in any of the Pokémon games.
    • However, it is not the shortest route during the player's first full visit to the route. The player is required to walk at least 35 steps to navigate the route, which is five more steps than Kalos Route 1.
  • Of all the first routes in the core series games, Route 101 is the only one to ever contain wild Pokémon while not containing any obtainable items.



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