Oceanic Museum

Oceanic Museum 科学博物館
Ocean Science Museum
"The endless sea sustains all life."
Oceanic Museum ORAS.png
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Location: Slateport City
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Slateport City Map.png
Location of Oceanic Museum in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Oceanic Museum (Japanese: 科学博物館 Ocean Science Museum) is a building built by Captain Stern located in Slateport City.

In the games

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, the player must go to the Oceanic Musuem give Captain Stern the Devon Parts. However, they cannot enter the museum until they have talked to Dock on the first floor of Stern's Shipyard, who directs them to go to the museum to meet Captain Stern.

Team Magma/Aqua event

When the player first visits the museum, it has been taken over by Team MagmaROR/AquaSEAS.

One of the Team MagmaROR/Team Aqua GruntsSEAS visiting the museum, the same one that the player had beaten in Petalburg Woods and Rusturf Tunnel, gives the player TM46 (Thief). The Grunt stays in the museum (even after the player defeats his colleagues on the second floor) until he gives the player the TM and runs off immediately after giving it to them.

When the player first visits the second floor, they are challenged by two members of the villainous team.

In Pokémon Emerald, when the player leaves the museum after defeating the Team Aqua members inside, Scott approaches the player to ask them who defeated Team Aqua.

Exhibits

There is a  50 entrance fee to enter the museum.

The first floor contains information about the sea in the form of seven exhibits. There is also a reporter who asks the player to tell him a story about Pokémon. This report will later be aired on TV.

On the second floor, there are various exhibits, including models of the Hoenn region and several cruise ships including the Royal UnovaORAS and the S.S. Anne.

Sign

A sign outside the museum reads:

"The endless sea sustains all life."
OCEANIC MUSEUM

Items

Item Location Games
  TM46 (Thief) 1F, from a Team Magma GruntROR/Team Aqua GruntSEAS  R  S  E  OR  AS 

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Magma Grunt
Reward:  300
  Numel Lv.15
No item
 
Team Magma Grunt
Reward:  280
  Zubat Lv.14
No item
  Numel Lv.14
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Pokémon Sapphire and Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward:  300
  Carvanha Lv.15
No item
 
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward:  280
  Zubat Lv.14
No item
  Carvanha Lv.14
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Pokémon Omega Ruby

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Magma Grunt
Reward:  640
  Numel Lv.16
No item
 
Team Magma Grunt
Reward:  560
  Zubat Lv.14
No item
  Numel Lv.14
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward:  640
  Carvanha Lv.16
No item
 
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward:  560
  Zubat Lv.14
No item
  Carvanha Lv.14
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Layout

Version Exterior 1F 2F
Ruby      
Sapphire
Emerald  
Omega Ruby      
Alpha Sapphire
 

In the anime

 
Oceanic Museum in the anime

Ash and Max visited the Oceanic Museum in The Spheal of Approval, where they met Captain Stern, who was analyzing a heat-affected rock sample from the ocean floor. During their visit, Team Magma tried to steal the stone sample, though Ash and Captain Stern intervened. During the squabble, the sample broke into two pieces, with Team Magma escaping with the larger portion. Captain Stern was left with the smaller fragment, though it was still sufficient enough for his research.

Marius often frequents the museum because of his passion for research and Water Pokémon. His favorite exhibits are the models on display, including those of a submarine and several Pokémon.

Trivia

  • The museum's theme is a remix of the song heard on the S.S. Anne.
  • The museum can be entered free of charge before Team Magma or Team Aqua leave, as the reception believes that the player is part of their group. However, it only works if the player lacks the  50 fee, which will prompt the receptionist to believe that the player is part of either Team Magma or Team Aqua.
  • In Pokémon X and Y, a Madame staying on the second floor of Hotel Richissime in Lumiose City mentions that her first date with her husband was at the Oceanic Museum.
  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the upper floor of the museum has water samples from both Kanto and Johto.
    • This was changed in Emerald; instead, they are labeled Water Sample 1 and Water Sample 2.
    • This reference returns in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, with additional water samples from Sinnoh, Unova, and Kalos added.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 海洋科學博物館 Hóiyèuhng Fōhohk Bokmahtgún
Mandarin 海洋科學博物館 / 海洋科学博物馆 Hǎiyáng Kēxué Bówùguǎn
  French Musée Océanographique
  German Ozeanmuseum
  Italian Museo Oceanografico
  Korean 바다의 과학박물관 Badaui Gwahakbangmulgwan
  Polish Muzeum Marinistyczne
  Brazilian Portuguese Museu Oceânico
  Russian Музей океана Muzey okeana
  Spanish Museo Oceánico
  Swedish Sjöfartsmuséet



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