Part 2


New Neighborhood

Welcome to your new home in Littleroot Town. This is where your journey begins. You have just moved to this town after riding the uncomfortable truck. Your father, Norman, is already at work in Petalburg City, so your mother is taking care of getting everything put away. Thankfully, a moving company's Pokémon are doing the most work, which are the Machokes (Vigoroth for Pokémon Emerald).

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Next, you go upstairs to check out your room. Refer the diary on the table as well, it will be useful for your journey. Then click on the clock to reset it.

After you reset it, go downstairs and your mom will tell you to watch TV about your dad. But it is over once you see it. Then your mother tell you to visit Prof. Birch. But first, you will have to visit your neighbors first.

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Which house you live in depending on whether you decides to choose a boy or a girl. If you choose to be a girl, you live at the house on the right. If you choose to be a boy, you live at the house on the left. When it comes to visit your neighbor, which is soon, visit the house just opposite yours.

Blocked Route 101

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Route 101 is blocked by a little boy because you don't have your Pokémon yet! Visit your neighbors first then come back here.

Your Neighbor

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It's time to meet your neighbour. Visit the houses next to yours and you will be greeted by a woman. Then head upstairs to meet your new friend (or rival). If you choose a boy, she will be a girl called "May". If you choose a girl, he will be a boy called "Brendan". After chatting, your rival will go downstairs and went off.

Rescue Prof. Birch

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After meeting the Birch's family, head north of the town to Route 101. You will see a boy standing in front of the Route, telling something about someone is shouting. This sounds trouble. As you head out, you heard a scream. It turns out to be Prof. Birch chase by a Poochyena (Zigzagoon for Pokémon Emerald). He will ask you to reach for his bag and take out a Pokémon.

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To rescue him, you have to take out a Pokémon to battle with the wild Pokémon. Take note that the Pokémon you choose will be your first Pokémon you will use for the entire game, so choose the Pokémon you like the most. You can choose either Grass-type Treecko, Fire-type Torchic or Water-type Mudkip. Battle with it and save Prof. Birch.

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Prof. Birch is grateful for your assistance. As a reward, he let you keep the Pokémon you selected earlier. With your first Pokémon, you can now head out of town and start battling.

After Rival Battle #1

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After you battle your rival at Route 103, Prof. Birch is impressed with you and gives you a Pokédex so you can catalog your finds. Your rival will gives you 5 Poké Balls so you can start catching Pokémon.

Before you leave Littleroot Town, your mother will tell you to wait. She will give you a Running Shoes. These sneakers will help you to run faster by pressing the 'B' button on the Game Boy while moving. You cannot run inside most buildings. But outside of battles? Run free!

After Battling Norman

After you receive the Balance Badge from your father at Petalburg Gym, return to your home. Your mother will give you an Amulet Coin, which doubles the amount of money won from battles.

After Defeating The Elite Four

After the credits rolled, you will end up at your house. Head downstairs and your father will give you a ticket for the S.S. Tidal, Capt. Stern's new ferry. The ferry is found in the port in Lilycove City and Slateport City.

Route 101

Route 101 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.

Pokémon Appearances


Pokémon Habitat Rarity
Poochyena Grass Uncommon
Wurmple Grass Common
Zigzagoon Grass Common


Pokémon Habitat Rarity
Poochyena Grass Common
Wurmple Grass Common
Zigzagoon Grass Uncommon


There are many ledges all over Hoenn. You can jump over the ledges so that you can reach to one place easily. But you can only jump over the ledges at higher ground. 

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