In the anime, Norman, the Petalburg City gym leader, is the father of May and Max. Petalburg City is the hometown of them and Caroline, Norman's wife and the mother of May and Max. Ash challenged Norman to a quick battle and was soundly beaten by Norman's Vigoroth.
Ash challenged Norman for the second time and this time, he defeated him in the battle to earn the Balance Badge.
|Magikarp||Fishing (Old Rod, Good Rod)||Common|
|Goldeen||Fishing (Old Rod, Good Rod)||Uncommon|
|Corphish||Fishing (Super Rod)||Common|
|Item||Amount||How to get?|
|Balance Badge||1||Defeat Gym Leader Norman.|
|Ether||1||Surf the pond in the city.|
|HM03 Surf||1||Obtain from Wally's Dad after defeating Norman.|
|Max Revive||1||Surf the pond in the city.|
Obtain from Norman after defeating him.
Poké Mart Merchandise
Here is the list of items sold in the Poké Mart in Petalburg City.
|Poké Ball||200||A tool for catching Pokémon.|
|Potion||300||Restores the HP of a Pokémon by 20 points.|
|Antidote||100||Heals a poisoned Pokémon.|
|Parlyz Heal||200||Heals a paralyzed Pokémon.|
|Awakening||250||Awakens a sleeping Pokémon.|
|Escape Rope||550||Use to escape instantly from a cave or a dungeon.|
|Repel||350||Repel keeps away weak wild Pokémon for 100 steps.|
|X Speed||350||Raises the stat speed during one battle.|
|X Attack||500||Raises the stat attack during one battle.|
|X Defend||550||Raises the stat defense during one battle.|
|Orange Mail||50||A Zigzagoon-print mail to be held by a Pokémon.|
|Extra Items for Pokémon Emerald|
|Great Ball||600||Easier to catch a Pokémon than Poké Ball.|
|Super Potion||700||Restores the HP of a Pokémon by 50 points.|
Petalburg City Gym
Norman is the fifth Gym Leader in Hoenn and uses Normal-type Pokémon. It is recommended to use Fighting-type moves to tackle his Pokémon. You can only battle him after you get four badges. The Petalburg Gym is set up as a series of rooms. Each room contains a Trainer who specializes in a way of battling. A sign of each door explains what kind of tactics to expect from the Trainer just beyond.
You need to battle at least three trainers to reach Norman, but it is recommended that you battle all to train your Pokémon. Norman has a team of strong Normal-type Pokémon.
|Pokémon||Level||Type 1||Type 2|
Money: 3100 (all versions)
|Pokémon||Level||Type 1||Type 2|
Blocked Route 104
(Pokémon Emerald only) Before you walk out to Route 104, you will see a man in glasses walking to you and then talk to you. Then he walks off. He is Scott, the owner of the Battle Frontier. If you have completed the game, he will acknowledge you and allow you to participate the Battle Frontier challenge.
Visit the Gym
Your father owns the Petalburg Gym and be sure to visit it. Your father will not battle you unless you own four badges. He then offers you a word of encouragement and sends you on your way. So come back to him when you acquired four Gym Badges.
Wally is somebody you encounter throughout your adventures in Hoenn. Wally is about to go to Verdanturf Town, but your father thinks he should have a Pokémon to keep him company. Accompany Wally to Route 102 to catch his first Pokémon, Ralts. After catching it, he will thank you and goes off to his destination.
Creating a Profile
Visit the Pokémon Center and meet the man next to the computer. This fellow is interested in your exploits and would love to hear all about them. From a collection of available words, assemble a brief profile of yourself and tell it to the man.
Obtain HM03 Surf
Caves, Tunnels & Mountains
Rusturf Tunnel · Island Cave · Granite Cave · Desert Ruins · Jagged Pass · Fiery Path · Mt. Chimney · Meteor Falls · Scorched Slab · Ancient Tomb · Mt. Pyre · Shoal Cave · Aqua Hideout · Magma Hideout · Seafloor Cavern · Cave of Origin · Sky Pillar · Victory Road · Sealed Chamber · Artisan Cave E · Desert Underpass E · Marine Cave E · Terra Cave E
|Kanto (Sevii Islands) · Johto · Hoenn · Sinnoh (Battle Zone) · Unova · Kalos · Alola|