The city also contains the Devon Corporation, which makes items for people inside the game (for example) the Pokémon Navigator, or the PokéNav for short. In addition, the Devon Corporation is also the area for Hoenn where fossils are reverted into living Pokémon.
The house beside the PC (Pokémon Center) is where you can get the HM Cut. You need to defeat the gym leader Roxanne before you can use the HM Cut. Go inside the Poké Mart, and talk to the guy in the suit and tie. He will give you the TM False Swipe, which will be useful once you get farther in the game and your Pokémon will be too strong to weaken a wild Pokémon without making it faint. Also, go to the Trainer's School, then talk to the teacher to get a Quick Claw. Then, go in the house northeast of the school. The kid wearing a blue hat will trade a Makuhita for your Slakoth, which will be useful for the gym battle.
It is connected to Petalburg City through the Petalburg Woods followed by a sea-side route from the south, connected to Fallarbor Town through Meteor Falls followed by a one-way trail from the north, and connected almost directly to Verdanturf Town through the Rusturf Tunnel from the east. It appears to be surrounded by a cave or forest on all three sides.
- As Hoenn is based on Kyūshū, Rustboro City is based on Kitakyūshū, a city that's home to the headquarters of navigation software company Zenrin Co., similarly to how the Devon Corporation is based out of Rustboro City.
- Rustboro City's name comes from "rust" (a brownish-orange color named for its resemblance to corroded iron) and "-boro," a suffix used in city names. Kanazumi City, its Japanese name, likely comes from 金属 (kanazoku, metal) and 炭 (sumi, charcoal).
Caves, Tunnels and 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 · Altering Cave E · Artisan Cave E · Desert Underpass E · Marine Cave E · Terra Cave E
Places of Interest
Devon Corporation · Oceanic Museum · New Mauville · Mirage Tower · Weather Institute · Safari Zone · Mirage Island
Battle Tower RSE · Battle FrontierE · Trainer Hill E · Abandoned Ship RSE · Battle Maison ORAS · Battle Resort ORAS
Mirage Spots ORAS · Sea Mauville ORAS · Secret Islet ORAS · Secret Shore ORAS · Secret Meadow ORAS
|Other regions: Kanto (Sevii Islands) · Johto · Hoenn · Sinnoh (Battle Zone) · Unova · Kalos · Alola · Galar (Isle of Armor · Crown Tundra)|