Petalburg Woods

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Petalburg Woods トウカの
Touka Woods
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Petalburg Woods ORAS.png
Map description: This dense forest, with its abundance of trees, is well known to be a favorite habitat for Shroomish.
Location: South of Rustboro, on Route 104
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Petalburg Woods Map.png
Location of Petalburg Woods in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Petalburg Woods (Japanese: トウカの Touka Woods) is a forest in western Hoenn that lies between Petalburg City and Rustboro City, in the middle of Route 104. It appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire.

Due to the presence of a Moss Rock, Eevee can evolve into Leafeon here in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

In the games

Geography

Starting at what is later revealed to be the westernmost of two southern entrances, the player is led on a winding path through many patches of grass. The tall trees cast an eternal shadow over the ground, but it is still possible to see. It is dark enough, however, that other travelers have had the misfortune to drop and lose their items on the ground. It is possible to find these without technological assistance, but the Itemfinder makes searching a great deal easier.

The Petalburg Woods are abundant with wild Pokémon. Many low-leveled Bug-type Pokémon make it their home and can commonly be encountered in tall grass, but there are rarer Pokémon here as well. Slakoth and Shroomish can only be found within the confines of the forest. These rare Pokémon are often sought by collectors in nearby Rustboro City.

Near the northern exit to Route 104, a pair of saplings block a forked path to the east. When HM01 (Cut) has been obtained, and the Rustboro Gym Leader Roxanne has been defeated in battle, the bushes may be temporarily cleared. This allows access to the easternmost half of the forest.

The first time the player traverses the woods they travel north. On this trip, they encounter a Devon Corporation employee being attacked by a Grunt of Team MagmaROR/Team AquaSEAS, who requests assistance. Once the Grunt is defeated, the man will reward the player with a Great BallRSE or the Exp. ShareORAS, before making his way back to his company headquarters.

In Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire only, the Moss Rock is located here.

Items

Item Location Games
  Potion In the bare area in the southeastern-most grass patch (hidden)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Paralyze Heal In the north part of the southwestern-most corner  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Great Ball Received from Devon Corporation employee after defeating the Team MagmaR/AquaSE Grunt  R  S  E 
  Exp. Share Received from Devon Corporation employee after defeating the Team MagmaOR/AquaAS Grunt  OR  AS 
  Poké Ball In the corner to the south of the northwestern-most corner (hidden)  R  S  E 
  Balm Mushroom In the corner to the south of the northwestern-most corner (hidden, regrows occasionally)  OR  AS 
  Ether In the northwestern-most corner  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Tiny Mushroom ×2
  • In a small recess between two trees east of the northern exit and west of the girl who gives a Miracle Seed (requires Cut) (hidden) (regrows occasionallyORAS)
  • Down the second ledge on the eastern side of the forest, by the southwest corner of the first patch of tall grass (requires Cut) (hidden) (regrows occasionallyORAS)
 R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Miracle Seed From a girl to the east of the northern exit (requires Cut)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Great Ball In the northeastern-most corner (requires Cut)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Scizorite South of the Moss Rock in the northeast, after defeating or capturing GroudonOR/KyogreAS (requires Cut)  OR  AS 
  X Attack Down the second ledge on the eastern side of the forest and to the west (requires Cut)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Net Ball 20% chance of receiving one after a rematch with Bug Catcher James  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Poochyena
R S E
  Grass
5-6 30%
  Zigzagoon
R S E
  Grass
5-6 30%
  Wurmple
R S E
  Grass
5-6 25%
  Silcoon
R S E
  Grass
5 10%
  Cascoon
R S E
  Grass
5 10%
  Taillow
R S E
  Grass
5-6 5%
  Shroomish
R S E
  Grass
5-6 15%
  Slakoth
R S E
  Grass
5-6 5%
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

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zigzagoon
OR AS
  Grass
4-6 30%
  Wurmple
OR AS
  Grass
4-6 30%
  Silcoon
OR AS
  Grass
6 10%
  Cascoon
OR AS
  Grass
6 10%
  Taillow
OR AS
  Grass
5 5%
  Shroomish
OR AS
  Grass
5 10%
  Slakoth
OR AS
  Grass
5 5%
Horde Encounter
  Zigzagoon
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
3 35%
  Wurmple
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
3 60%
  Shroomish
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
3 5%
Exclusively as hidden Pokémon
After defeating or capturing Groudon/Kyogre
  Paras
OR AS
  Grass
6 ??%
  Cottonee
OR AS
  Grass
6 ??%
  Phantump
OR AS
  Grass
6 ??%
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.


Trainers

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
 
Bug Catcher Lyle
フジオ Fujio
Reward:  48
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
 
Team Magma Grunt R
Reward:  180
  Poochyena Lv.9
No item
 
Team Aqua Grunt S
Reward:  180
  Poochyena Lv.9
No item
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  128
 
  Nincada Lv.8
No item
Rematch
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  432
 
  Ninjask Lv.27
No item
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  464
 
  Dustox Lv.29
No item
  Ninjask Lv.29
No item
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  496
 
  Surskit Lv.31
No item
  Dustox Lv.31
No item
  Ninjask Lv.31
No item
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  528
 
  Surskit Lv.33
No item
  Ninjask Lv.33
No item
  Dustox Lv.33
No item
  Ninjask Lv.33
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 Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
 
Bug Catcher Lyle
フジオ Fujio
Reward:  48
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
  Wurmple Lv.3
No item
 
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward:  180
  Poochyena Lv.9
No item
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  96
 
  Nincada Lv.6
No item
  Nincada Lv.6
No item
Rematch
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  432
 
  Ninjask Lv.27
No item
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  464
 
  Dustox Lv.29
No item
  Ninjask Lv.29
No item
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  496
 
  Surskit Lv.31
No item
  Dustox Lv.31
No item
  Ninjask Lv.31
No item
 
Bug Catcher James*
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  528
 
  Surskit Lv.33
No item
  Ninjask Lv.33
No item
  Dustox Lv.33
No item
  Ninjask Lv.33
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 and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
 
Bug Catcher Lyle
フジオ Fujio
Reward:  80
  Wurmple Lv.5
No item
  Wurmple Lv.5
No item
  Wurmple Lv.5
No item
 
Team Magma Grunt OR
Reward:  360
  Poochyena Lv.9
No item
 
Team Aqua Grunt AS
Reward:  360
  Poochyena Lv.9
No item
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  128
 
  Nincada Lv.8
No item
Rematch
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  160
After earning the Stone Badge
  Surskit Lv.10
No item
  Nincada Lv.10
No item
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  192
After earning the Knuckle Badge
  Surskit Lv.12
No item
  Nincada Lv.12
No item
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  384
After earning the Heat Badge
  Surskit Lv.24
No item
  Ninjask Lv.24
No item
 
Bug Catcher James
ミキヤ Mikiya
Reward:  736
After entering the Hall of Fame
  Masquerain Lv.46
No item
  Ariados Lv.46
No item
  Ninjask Lv.46
No item
  Ledian Lv.46
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.


Trainer Tips

TRAINER TIPS
Any POKéMON that appears even once
in a battle is awarded EXP Points.
To raise a weak POKéMON, put it at the
left of the team list.
As soon as a battle starts, switch it
out. It will earn EXP Points without
being exposed to any harm.

TRAINER TIPS
In addition to Hit Points [HP], POKéMON
have Power Points [PP] that are used to
make moves during battle.
If a POKéMON runs out of PP, it must be
taken to a POKéMON CENTER.

Appearance

Ruby Sapphire Emerald Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
     
 

In the anime

 
Petalburg Woods in the anime

Petalburg Woods, referred to as Petalburg Forest in the anime, appeared over the course of several episodes. The dense forest is home to a wide array of wild Pokémon like Beedrill and Zigzagoon.

Its first appearance was in You Never Can Taillow, where Ash and his friends sat down to enjoy a break. However, they were interrupted by an angry horde of Taillow. During the chaos, Ash encountered Brock again, and he agreed to rejoin Ash on his journey through Hoenn. Thanks to Brock's advice, Ash caught one of the Taillow that attacked them, while Brock's cooking abilities were able to settle the rowdy Tiny Swallow Pokémon.

In A Poached Ego!, Team Rocket intervened in the plans of Pokémon poacher Rico to capture a group of young Ekans and Koffing and illegally sell them. They were forced to release their Arbok and Weezing into the wild to protect the Ekans and Koffing while they fended off Rico's Tyranitar by themselves. Because of James's earlier kindness, he gained a Cacnea afterwards. This episode also revealed that Petalburg Forest contains a Pokémon Center.

Ash stumbled upon a wild population of Treecko in Tree's a Crowd. Their current home, a large old tree, was close to death and ended up splitting in two. Fortunately, a seed appeared and Ash's newly caught Treecko planted it before leaving its community to look after the seed.

In A Tail with a Twist, Jessie caught her Seviper after witnessing its greedy behavior and becoming impressed by it. Ash and his friends visited another Pokémon Center to help Treecko recover from its battle with Seviper.

Ash and his friends left Petalburg Forest and reached the urban metropolis of Rinshin Town in Taming of the Shroomish.

Pokémon

 
Taillow (multiple)
 
Zigzagoon (multiple)
 
Sentret
 
Pinsir (×3)
 
Ekans (multiple)
 
Arbok
 
Koffing (multiple)
 
Weezing
 
Kakuna (multiple)
 
Beedrill (multiple)
 
Cacnea
 
Treecko (multiple)
 
Murkrow (×3)
 
Seviper
 
Beautifly (×3)

In the manga

 
Petalburg Woods in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Petalburg Woods first appeared from Nixing Nuzleaf to Tongue-Tied Kecleon, where Ruby met Wally there, trying to catch himself a Pokémon. After evading Ruby's father Norman and visiting a hospital to deal with Wally's breathing issues, Ruby agreed to help Wally in his task, lending him his Ralts, Rara, for the task. He led Wally to the edge of Petalburg Woods that was right next to Route 105, and helped him to catch his very first Pokémon, a Kecleon. Wally thanked Ruby for his help by giving him a PokéNav, but before he could return Rara to him, the site was struck by a sudden earthquake and tsunami, separating the two.

In Mowing Down Ludicolo, Team Aqua Admins Matt, Shelly, and Amber fled into Petalburg Woods after stealing the Devon Parts from Mr. Stone, with Sapphire giving chase. Gabby and Ty followed as well, but ended up almost getting drowned by Shelly's Ludicolo in an attempt to silence them. Despite Sapphire's Chic succeeding in defeating Ludicolo with the help of Mr. Stone's Castform, Team Aqua managed to get away with the parts as Sapphire had to bring Gabby and Ty to safety.

Trivia

  • This is the only forest area to have three exit points.
  • This is one of the few locations in the Hoenn region to have cloudy weather.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 橙華森林 Cháangwàh Sāmlàhm
Mandarin 橙華森林 / 橙华森林 Chénghuá Sēnlín
  European French Bois Clémenti
  German Blütenburgwald
  Italian Bosco Petalo
  Korean 등화숲 Deunghwa Sup
  Polish Petalburskie Lasy
  Brazilian Portuguese Floresta de Petalburg
  European Spanish Bosque Petalia
  Vietnamese Rừng Touka



Moss Rock locations


Hoenn
               
Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Battle FrontierBattle Resort
Routes
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119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipSea MauvilleOceanic Museum
Seaside Cycling RoadTrick HouseMauville Game CornerNew MauvilleTrainer HillDesert RuinsMirage TowerFiery Path
Jagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert UnderpassMeteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. Pyre
Lilycove MuseumShoal CaveTeam Aqua Hideout • Team Magma Hideout (LilycoveJagged Pass) • Mossdeep Space CenterSeafloor Cavern
Cave of OriginMirage IslandSky PillarVictory RoadSealed ChamberArtisan CaveAltering CaveSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Contest HallBattle MaisonBattle TowerBattle TentSecret IsletSecret MeadowSecret Shore
Mirage spots

Mirage CavesMirage ForestsMirage IslandsMirage Mountains
Crescent IsleFabled CaveGnarled DenNameless CavernPathless PlainTrackless Forest

Access to
Birth IslandFaraway IslandNavel RockSky


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