Mirage Tower

Mirage Tower げんえいのとう
Phantom Tower
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Route 111
Region: Hoenn
Generations: IIIE
Hoenn Route 111 Map.png
Location of Mirage Tower in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Mirage Tower (Japanese: げんえいのとう Phantom Tower) is a location in Hoenn that only appears in Pokémon Emerald. It will disappear and reappear in the desert on Route 111 as the player visits and leaves the Route. The tower is four stories tall; the top floor contains a Root Fossil and a Claw Fossil. To get to the top, a Mach Bike and Rock Smash are required. Wild Sandshrew and Trapinch can be found in the tower.

Obtaining the Fossil

Some sections of floor inside are cracked and unstable, so a Mach Bike, which can quickly ride over the weak points before they crumble away, is required to reach the top. After one of the Fossils is taken, the tower will collapse, the remaining Fossil will sink into the sand, and the tower will never return. However, this other Fossil can later be found in the Desert Underpass, the entrance to which is located on Route 114 at the back of the Fossil Maniac's house, though it cannot be accessed until the player completes the game and obtains the National Pokédex.


Item Location Games
  Claw Fossil Top floor of the tower (disappears if the Root Fossil is chosen)  E 
  Root Fossil Top floor of the tower (disappears if the Claw Fossil is chosen)  E 


Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
20-24 50%
20-24 50%
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.


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  • There is a minor error on the second floor above the steps; it shows no rock but the player cannot walk there.
  • Mirage Tower may be inspired by a tower with the same English name that appears in Final Fantasy for the NES. Both towers appear in a desert, are only visible under certain circumstances, and contain a spiral-shaped interior.
  • A Backpacker found in Desert Resort in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 makes reference to the tower, saying, "The Mirage Tower in a desert of the Hoenn region has disappeared."

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 幻影之塔 Huànyǐng-zhī Tǎ
  European French Tour Mirage
  German Wunderturm
  Italian Torre Miraggio
  Korean 환영탑 Hwanyeong Tap
  European Spanish Torre Espejismo

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