１０１ばんどうろ 101 Bandōro
|Connecting locations:|| Littleroot Town (South)
Oldale Town (North)
|← Johto Route 48-•-Route 101 -•-Hoenn Route 102 →|
Route 101 (Japanese: １０１ばんどうろ Ban Dōro) is located at the north of Littleroot Town, where you save Prof. Birch from the Poochyena (Zigzagoon for Emerald). This is the first place where you can meet the wild Pokémon, as well as catch them. However, until you receive the five Poké Balls from Prof. Birch's child, you can only battle the wild Pokémon you encounter. Return to this route once you get those Poké Balls to fill up your Pokédex.
There are many ledges all over Hoenn. The playable character can jump over the ledges so that you can reach to one place easily. But he/she can only jump over the ledges at higher ground.