Rusturf Tunnel

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Rusturf Tunnel カナシダトンネル
Kanashida Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Rusturf Tunnel ORAS.png
Map description: This stone tunnel links together Rustboro and Verdanturf. Its name was chosen as a mixture of the two.
Location: Between Route 116 and Verdanturf Town
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Rusturf Tunnel Map.png
Location of Rusturf Tunnel in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Rusturf Tunnel (Japanese: カナシダトンネル Kanashida Tunnel) is a tunnel between Rustboro City and Verdanturf Town, hence the name. Due to construction on the tunnel, Verdanturf Town can't be accessed through Rusturf Tunnel during the first stages of the game. Rock Smash is needed to fully travel across the Rusturf Tunnel. It is also the only way to travel to a secret area of Route 116.

After obtaining the Stone Badge, the player follows the Team AquaSEAS or Team MagmaROR Grunt encountered earlier in the game to this tunnel. After defeating him, the player will receive the Devon GoodsRSE or Devon PartsORAS, which can be returned to the Devon Corporation.

Later in the game, the player will find two people, separated by a pair of rocks which can be smashed using Rock Smash. After the rock is smashed, the man will give the player HM04 (Strength)RSE or AggroniteORAS.

Construction

Construction of the tunnel had originally begun by the Devon Corporation under the leadership of Mr. Stone in order to link Rustboro, as well as nearly the entire western half of Hoenn, to the large cities in the center of Hoenn, like Slateport City and Mauville City. The tunnel was very nearly completed when Stone realized that the heavy machinery used in the construction work was causing discomfort to the local Pokémon, Whismur. The project was officially canceled, though a Black Belt continued to work on it without the use of machinery. By the time of the games, only a few breakable rocks remain to block off the tunnel.

Items

Item Location Games
  Dire Hit On the large rock north of the Rustboro-side entrance (hidden)  OR  AS 
  Poké Ball North of the Rustboro-side entrance, in the northwest corner  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Devon Goods From the Team Magma GruntR/Team Aqua GruntSE after he is defeated  R  S  E 
  Devon Parts From the Team Magma GruntOR/Team Aqua GruntAS after he is defeated  OR  AS 
  HM04 (Strength) From Wanda's boyfriend after the rocks blocking the middle of the tunnel are smashed  R  S  E 
  Aggronite From Wanda's boyfriend after the rocks blocking the middle of the tunnel are smashed  OR  AS 
  Max Ether North of the Verdanturf-side entrance, in the northeast corner  R  S  E  OR  AS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
  Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Max Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Normal Gem Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Soft Sand Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Whismur
R S E
  Cave
5-8 100%
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  
  Whismur
OR AS
  Cave
7-10 100%
Horde Encounter
  Whismur
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
5 100%
Rock Smash
  Geodude
OR AS
  Rock Smash
14-17 100%
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, Sapphire, and Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Route 116 side
 
Team Magma Grunt R
Reward:  220
After earning the Stone Badge
  Poochyena Lv.11
No item
 
Team Aqua Grunt SE
Reward:  220
After earning the Stone Badge
  Poochyena Lv.11
No item
Verdanturf Town side
 
Hiker Mike
ノボル Noboru
Reward:  640
  Geodude Lv.16
No item
  Geodude Lv.16
No item
  Machop Lv.16
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
Route 116 side
 
Team Magma Grunt OR
Reward:  520
After earning the Stone Badge
  Poochyena Lv.13
No item
 
Team Aqua Grunt AS
Reward:  520
After earning the Stone Badge
  Poochyena Lv.13
No item
Verdanturf Town side
 
Hiker Mike
ノボル Noboru
Reward:  512
  Geodude Lv.16
No item
  Machop Lv.16
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.


Appearance

Version Inside
Ruby  
Sapphire
Emerald  
Omega Ruby  
Alpha Sapphire
 

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

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Ruby & Sapphire chapter

In What Would You Do for a Whismur?, Rusturf Tunnel was where Wanda's fiancée was rescued (by Ruby's Marshtomp). One of Team Magma's admins, Courtney, was in the Rusturf Tunnel looking for something when she spotted Ruby and kidnapped him, taking him to the other side of the tunnel and persuading him to join Team Magma. Yet Ruby managed to make it out of the tunnel unharmed.

Trivia

  • Both the English and Japanese names of the tunnel are a combination of the two cities it connects (Rustboro City and Verdanturf Town, respectively).
  • When the two rocks in the tunnel are smashed, they do not reappear when the player leaves and re-enters the tunnel, unlike other breakable rocks found in various locations in the game.
  • In Generation III, there is fog here, but it has no in-battle effect; this is because fog was not used as a game mechanic until Generation IV. In Generation VI, there is no fog.
  • Development in Rusturf Tunnel was halted due to its inhabitants being sensitive to loud noises, despite the fact that the only Pokémon found in the area naturally have Soundproof.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 卡綠隧道 Kāluhk Seuihdouh
Mandarin 卡綠隧道 / 卡绿隧道 Kǎlǜ Suìdào *
凯绿隧道 Kǎilǜ Suìdào *
French   Canada Tunnel Mérazon
  Europe Tunnel Mérazon
  German Metaflurtunnel
  Italian Tunnel Menferro
  Korean 금잔터널 Geumjan Tunnel
  Brazilian Portuguese Túnel Rusturf
Spanish   Latin America Túnel Fervergal
  Spain Túnel Fervergal
  Vietnamese Đường hầm Kanashida




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