Pokemon Platinum Walkthrough

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Pokemon Platinum Version Walkthrough
by John

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0. Table of Contents
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0. Table of Contents

1. Legal Info…………………………………………………..[isuyu]

2. Welcome Back to Sinnoh………………………………………..[lolhi]

3. The First Badge………………………………………………[colbj]
3a. The Path to Oreburgh…………………………………………[tptob]
3b. Boss: Roark…………………………………………………[weont]

4. The Second Badge……………………………………………..[frsbj]
4a. The Return of Galactic……………………………………….[prlgx]
4b. To Floaroma and Beyond!………………………………………[bzlyr]
4c. Boss: Mars………………………………………………….[hotty]
4d. Journey Through the Forest……………………………………[sherl]
4e. Strolling Through Eterna……………………………………..[glkha]
4f. Boss: Gardenia………………………………………………[ahoae]

5. The Third Badge………………………………………………[rlcbj]
5a. Cut Play……………………………………………………[krnar]
5b. Neo TGEB……………………………………………………[bsngh]
5c. Boss: Jupiter……………………………………………….[hoty2]
5d. Cycling Road………………………………………………..[pstap]
5e. Wayward Cave………………………………………………..[ih8it]
5f. Hearthome City………………………………………………[bgplc]
5g. Boss: Fantina……………………………………………….[wawoh]

6. The Fourth Badge……………………………………………..[cblbj]
6a. Sub-Boss: Rival at Hearthome………………………………….[pwnzr]
6b. To Solaceon…………………………………………………[dtoor]
6c. Scouring Solaceon……………………………………………[sssss]
6d. Lost Tower………………………………………………….[stped]
6e. Second Stretch………………………………………………[a2vsc]
6f. Veilstone City………………………………………………[abtym]
6g. Boss: Maylene……………………………………………….[haaai]

7. The Fifth Badge………………………………………………[fenbj]
7a. The Grand Trainer Smackdown, Part One………………………….[lolol]
7b. Pit Stop in Pastoria…………………………………………[psipc]
7c. The Great Marsh……………………………………………..[gpitg]
7d. The Grand Trainer Smackdown, Part Two………………………….[rotfl]
7e. Sub-Boss: Rival at Pastoria…………………………………..[pwnd2]
7f. Boss: Crasher Wake…………………………………………..[owooh]

8. The Sixth Badge………………………………………………[mynbj]
8a. A Chase and a Chore………………………………………….[cttgg]
8b. Sub-Boss: Cyrus……………………………………………..[lhgge]
8c. Soifin’…………………………………………………….[yay!!]
8d. To Canalave…………………………………………………[tclak]
8e. Sub-Boss: Rival at Canalave…………………………………..[pwnd3]
8f. Iron Island…………………………………………………[feiln]
8g. Boss: Byron…………………………………………………[rorsh]

9. The Seventh Badge…………………………………………….[iskbj]
9a. Boss: Saturn………………………………………………..[phagh]
9b. Boss: Mars………………………………………………….[hoty3]
9c. The Icy Trek of Lame…………………………………………[sryko]
9d. Tour de Snow………………………………………………..[didfm]
9e. Boss: Candice……………………………………………….[ehhhe]

10. The Eighth Badge…………………………………………….[bcnbj]
10a. Infiltrating the Monkey Cage…………………………………[rokit]
10b. Boss: Cyrus………………………………………………..[srus2]
10c. Boss: Saturn……………………………………………….[gaomo]
10d. Mt. Coronet………………………………………………..[mcadw]
10e. Boss: Mars and Jupiter………………………………………[2htez]
10f. The Distortion World………………………………………..[bnpip]
10g. Boss: Cyrus………………………………………………..[btiph]
10h. Boss: Giratina Origin Forme………………………………….[spfkh]
10i. Sub-Boss: Azelf, Mesprit, Uxie……………………………….[amull]
10j. Sunny Exploration Time………………………………………[tssck]
10k. Boss: Volkner………………………………………………[hwahw]

11. The Pokemon League…………………………………………..[chkra]
11a. Victory Road……………………………………………….[dcrbt]
11b. Sub-Boss: Rival at Pokemon League…………………………….[pwnd4]
11c. The Elite Four……………………………………………..[t3lt4]
11d. Boss: Cynthia………………………………………………[spldt]
11e. The Sinnoh Pokedex Elusive Pokemon List……………………….[tspdx]

12. Welcome to the Postgame!……………………………………..[tneil]
12a. Sub-Boss: Flint and Volkner………………………………….[tbvtt]
12b. National Pokedex Pokemon Update………………………………[npdpm]
12c. Legendary Pokemon…………………………………………..[lhsag]
12d. Victory Road and Route 224…………………………………..[vrart]

13. The Battle Zone……………………………………………..[btlzn]
13a. Route 225………………………………………………….[rttsx]
13b. Route 226 and Route 227……………………………………..[rnarn]
13c. Boss: Mars…………………………………………………[hoty4]
13d. Boss: Jupiter………………………………………………[hoty5]
13e. Stark Mountain……………………………………………..[stmtn]
13f. Route 228 and Route 229……………………………………..[tmrtc]
13g. Resort Area and Route 230……………………………………[raarn]

14. The Battle Frontier………………………………………….[oatef]
14a. Battle Castle………………………………………………[scphk]
14b. Battle Hall………………………………………………..[opbtb]
14c. Battle Tower……………………………………………….[gihtp]
14d. Battle Factory……………………………………………..[tiaed]
14e. Battle Arcade………………………………………………[tpisa]

15. Turnback Cave……………………………………………….[grtna]

16. The Battleground…………………………………………….[gptlu]
16a. Roark……………………………………………………..[mjftn]
16b. Gardenia…………………………………………………..[owbtl]
16c. Fantina……………………………………………………[olwkp]
16d. Crasher Wake……………………………………………….[osogf]
16e. Maylene……………………………………………………[tcaim]
16f. Byron……………………………………………………..[towra]
16g. Candice……………………………………………………[ntctt]
16h. Volkner……………………………………………………[epofa]
16i. Buck………………………………………………………[cfaaa]
16j. Cheryl…………………………………………………….[citcc]
16k. Marley…………………………………………………….[rtths]
16l. Mira………………………………………………………[qbnzp]
16m. Riley……………………………………………………..[ecgir]
16n. Rival……………………………………………………..[oyfto]

17. In-Game Happiness……………………………………………[oawht]
17a. Sinnoh Underground………………………………………….[aahbm]
17b. Pokemon Super Contests………………………………………[sepro]
17b1. Super Contest Accessories…………………………………..[lklit]
17c. Pal Park…………………………………………………..[ifrtd]
17d. Veilstone City Game Corner…………………………………..[wascm]
17e. Daily Events Checklist………………………………………[stded]
17f. Resort Area Villa…………………………………………..[ptsym]
17g. Pokemon Center Battles………………………………………[ostap]

18. Competitive Battling 101……………………………………..[widnt]
18a. Individual Values and Characteristics…………………………[nqtlt]
18b. Effort Values and EV Training………………………………..[osfdq]

19. Master Lists………………………………………………..[alitg]
19a. Poke Radar…………………………………………………[ciaci]
19b. Pokemon Swarms……………………………………………..[ofwwh]
19c. Poketch Applications………………………………………..[otdgg]
19d. Abilities………………………………………………….[zzhng]
19e. TMs and HMs………………………………………………..[olnkt]

20. Version History……………………………………………..[wtidd]

21. Acknowledgements…………………………………………….[thx2u]

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1. Legal Info [isuyu]
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Let’s get started.

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2. Welcome Back to Sinnoh [lolhi]
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Objectives
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* Receive a Pokedex.
* Learn how to catch a Pokemon.

Upon starting a new game, Professor Rowan introduces you to the world of
Pokemon. If this is your first time playing, you can check out the information
he has to offer. If not, just choose “no info needed.”

Choose the gender you wish to play as, then give you and your rival names.

After a few more words, the game actually starts with the conclusion of a
program on television about Professor Rowan. You can move now. Be sure to edit
the options by pressing X to open the main menu.

As soon as you take a single step, your rival bursts into your room and starts
running his mouth about Professor Rowan. When he leaves, follow him downstairs
and your mom will interrupt you stating the obvious: your rival already left.
When you try to leave, she will warn you to stay out of the tall grass, lest
you get mauled by the ferocious wildlife.

Your rival’s house is the one northwest of your own. Try to enter and he will
smash into you on his way out. He’ll say a few things and run back into his
house. Follow him inside; he’s upstairs in his room. He’ll run his mouth more
and then leave. Follow him again to Route 201.

Your rival comes up with a genius plan: run as fast as you can through the
grass, despite not having any Pokemon to defend yourself. As soon as he’s two
steps away from getting his face cleaved off, he is stopped by Professor Rowan.

Professor Rowan has a little chat with himself and asks if you love Pokemon.
With almost every other question in this game, you’re not _really_ being asked
your opinion. Say yes whether you want to or not, and after a few more words,
Rowan will offer you guys Pokemon, but he doesn’t have them with him.

As if on cue, Professor Rowan’s assistant will show up with the old man’s
briefcase. If you’re a girl, it’s a young man named Lucas; if you’re a boy, the
assistant is a girl named Dawn. I played as a male, so throughout this guide,
any references to Dawn refer to Professor Rowan’s assistant.

You get first dibs on the Pokemon in Professor Rowan’s briefcase.

Turtwig, the one on the left, is Grass in type. In his final form, he gains a
Ground type. He has good HP, Attack, and Defense stats, but poor everything
else. Choose him if you like a physical tank who can take hits and dish them
out as well.

Chimchar, the one in the center, is a Fire-type. When he evolves, he gains a
Fighting sub-type, and retains that type when he evolves again. His best stats
are Attack, Special Attack, and Speed. Choose him if speed and power is your
idea of awesome.

Piplup, the one on the right, is Water. He gets a Steel sub-type in his last
stage. His best stats are HP, Special Attack, and Special Defense. Choose him
if you like a special tank with few weaknesses.

When you choose your starter, your rival will take whatever one has a type
advantage against yours (what a loser). After a few more words, Professor Rowan
and his assistant will leave, leaving the two of you alone.

Your rival will then ask if you are “up for this.” You’re not allowed to say
no, so just say yes and get it over with.

There’s no strategy possible for this battle. Pick whatever one of your
Pokemon’s moves actually hurts the enemy and use it until the opponent dies.

A funny thing to note: you can actually lose this battle, and this is a real
battle: if you lose, you will lose 1/7 of your total money (in this case, $40).

Back at home, your mom says you oughta go thank Professor Rowan for giving you
a Pokemon. She gives you some hot new Running Shoes so you don’t have to walk
everywhere.

Run out to Route 201, where your rival has come up with another genius plan:
catch the legendary Pokemon of Lake Verity.

o—————————–o Run left to Lake Verity. Once there, you will
| LAKE VERITY POKEMON LISTING | see a man talking about time and space. He
o—————————–o mentions his name is Cyrus to the Pokemon of
| Bidoof (all day) | the lake, and then leaves. Your rival will
| Starly (all day) | hear the Pokemon’s cry and get super psyched
o—————————–o about catching it, but ooooooops! You guys
don’t have any Poke Balls! He decides to race
you to Sandgem Town and leaves you alone.

Leave Lake Verity. Take a note of the ledge here; as soon as you’re able, go up
and around back towards Twinleaf Town on the upper path. Examine the tile
exactly one up and right of the lower left corner of the ledge for a
TinyMushroom. If you’re having trouble following my directions, come back later
for it.
Follow the path east through the grass, killing
o—————————o any Pokemon dumb enough to get in your way. When
| ROUTE 201 POKEMON LISTING | you reach the larger patch, talk to the person
o—————————o by the trees for a free Potion.
| Bidoof (all day) |
| Starly (all day) | Upon arriving in Sandgem Town, Dawn will escort
| Kricketot (morning/night) | you to the lab, but your rival crashes into you
o—————————o yet again. He says a couple things and leaves.

In the lab, Professor Rowan asks you a question. You have no choice but to say
yes, so do so and receive a Pokedex. You now have a mission: complete the
Sinnoh Pokedex.

Your grand adventure begins right now!

Leave the lab and Professor Rowan will startle the both of you into stopping.
He gives you TM27, Return. Don’t bother using it right now.

Dawn will then show you the Pokemon Center and Poke Mart. She suggests you go
tell your mom that you’re leaving, and you don’t have a choice in the matter.
Before you do that, though, go south to Route 219 and pick up the Antidote.

With the exception of one, all shops in the game will carry the same items. As
you defeat Gym Leaders, more and more items will be available to you.

After that, run run run back to Twinleaf Town, laying waste to anything you
find, or take the easy path back.

Back at home, your mom gives you a Journal. This is a pretty handy thing in
case you don’t play the game for a while and forget what you need to do.

Just then, your rival’s mother bursts in unannounced and says that she has
something for him, but he took off already. Your mother offers his mother your
services, and of course, you don’t have a choice in the matter. Receive the
Parcel to take to Jubilife City.

Go back to Sandgem Town and leave north to Route 202. There, Dawn will show you
how to capture a Pokemon, despite having been able to purchase and use Poke
Balls at this point. After she’s done, you get five free ones. Score! After a
few more words, she leaves, meaning that you are _finally_ on your own.

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3. The First Badge [colbj]
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Objectives
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* Meet Looker.
* Deliver the Parcel.
* Have a fight against your rival.
* Earn your first Badge.

o—————————o Continue on the path to Jubilife City, smashing
| ROUTE 202 POKEMON LISTING | the faces of all Trainers in your way.
o—————————o
| Bidoof (all day) | Youngster Tristan Lass Natalie Youngster Logan
| Shinx (all day) | Starly L5 Bidoof L5 Burmy L5
| Starly (all day) | $80 $80 $80
| Kricketot (morning/night) |
o—————————o There’s a Potion to the left of Logan. North is
Jubilife City.
Upon entering, Dawn will
welcome you and offer to take you somewhere. En route, you come across a silly
guy who calls himself Looker. He’s on the trail of Team Galactic, and gives you
a sweet little item called the Vs. Recorder. This can be used to record a
battle against your friends and hold onto downloaded videos from online. Change
the background color by tapping the edges. After a few more words, he leaves
you to your own devices.

Dawn, thoroughly creeped out, points out the Trainer’s School and then leaves.
Nothing else to do for now, so you might as well enter.

You’ll spot your rival almost immediately upon entering, but hold on. You got
things to do first. The kids on the right will battle you…

School Kid Harrison School Kid Christine
Starly L6 Bidoof L6
$120 $120

…and Harrison forks over a Potion (lame!) when you beat them both.

The item ball next to your rival contains an X Attack, so pick it up. Speak to
your rival to deliver the Parcel. Inside are two Town Maps, so your rival
offers you one. He mentions Oreburgh City and takes off again. Looks like you
have a new destination!

If you try to leave north, you’re stopped by the president of the Poketch
Company. He mentions three clowns that are scattered throughout the city, and
if you answer their questions correctly, you get a Poketch Coupon, one of three
total.

All the answers to the clowns’ questions are “yes.” The first clown is above
the Pokemon Center. The second one is in front of the Poketch Company, on the
west end of the city, and the third is blocking the entrance to Jubilife TV
(you’ll probably run into him second).

Pick up the Potion hidden between some buildings below the Poketch Company.

Bring all three coupons back to the president and you will get a Poketch of
your very own, complete with a down button!!!!

You get four free applications with the Poketch:

1. Digital Clock – displays the time. Touch to make the screen glow.

2. Calculator – performs basic math functions.

4. Pedometer – Tracks steps taken. Press the button to reset.

5. Pokemon List – Shows status of team. Touch a Pokemon to hear its cry.

Above the Poke Mart is Jubilife Condominiums. On the first floor, talk to the
girl next to the two Pokemon to receive a Quick Claw, a hold item that
sometimes lets the holder attack first, even if it would normally go second.

Leave west to Route 218. In the house, talk to the guy in red and say yes to
get the Magikarp Stick, aka Old Rod.

You can now fish in any body of water to find all the Magikarp you want!

Continue on to pick up the X Accuracy.

Go back to Jubilife and leave north out of the city.

o—————————o Immediately after leaving, go right, up through
| ROUTE 204 POKEMON LISTING | the grass, and pick up the Parlyz Heal. Back on
o—————————o the main path, continue north, fighting
| Bidoof (all day) | everyone.
| Budew (all day) |
| Shinx (all day) | Lass Sarah Youngster Tyler Lass Samantha
| Starly (all day) | Shinx L7 Magikarp L8 Budew L7
| Zubat (night) | $112 $128 $112
| Wurmple (morning/day) |
| Kricketot (morning/night) |
o—————————o

o——————————o Enter Ravaged Path and pick up the Potion,
| RAVAGED PATH POKEMON LISTING | then go back to Jubilife City. Heal your
o——————————o Pokemon, and be sure to save. As soon as you
| Psyduck (all day) | leave east to Route 203, your rival jumps you
| Zubat (all day) | and wants a battle!
o——————————o

My Team Find your starter. Friend’s team is below it.

o————o—–o o—————o—————o—————o
| Name | Lvl | Money: | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
o————o—–o $900 o—————o—————o—————o
| Ralts | 6 | | Starly L7 | Starly L7 | Starly L7 |
| Slugma | 5 | | Piplup L9 | Turtwig L9 | Chimchar L9 |
| Swablu | 6 | o—————o—————o—————o
| Shellos | 5 |
| Kricketot | 7 | Now, you may be wondering where I got this team of super
o————o—–o champions. The answer: Diamond. I bred them and traded
the eggs over just so I wouldn’t get boosted Exp. and fly
There’s really no through the game.
need for strategy
for this battle. Just whack his Pokemon until they die, healing when necessary.

After winning, he will mention the Gym in Oreburgh City and leave. Go back and
heal, then head back out to Route 203 and continue onward.

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3a. The Path to Oreburgh [tptob]
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o—————————o
| ROUTE 203 POKEMON LISTING | Youngster Michael
o—————————o Kricketot L7, Zubat L6
| Abra (all day) | $96
| Bidoof (all day) |
| Shinx (all day) | On the other side of the trees is a Poke Ball.
| Starly (all day) |
| Zubat (night) | Youngster Dallas
| Kricketot (morning/night) | Shinx L8
o—————————o $128

Youngster Sebastian Lass Kaitlin
Machop L8 Bidoof L4, Budew L4, Starly L4, Abra L4
$128 $64

Lass Madeline To the left of Madeline is an X Defend. Go up
Psyduck L8 and left through the grass for a Repel. Continue
$128 into the cave, Oreburgh Gate.

o——————————-o Upon entering, you will receive HM6, Rock
| OREBURGH GATE POKEMON LISTING | Smash, from a friendly hiker. There are only
o——————————-o two Trainers for you to trample here for
| Geodude (all day) | now:
| Psyduck (all day) |
| Zubat (all day) | Camper Curtis Picnicker Diana
o——————————-o Starly L7, Shinx L7 Bidoof L9
$112 $144
Catch a Geodude on your way out.

Enter Oreburgh City and you will be escorted to the Gym. Your rival’s blocking
the entrance, though… forget him, though. Go back to the town entrance. In
the first building, go upstairs. The girl on the left will give you a Dusk
Ball.
In the building next door, someone offers you an
o—————————o Abra for a Machop. You can catch a Machop right
| ROUTE 207 POKEMON LISTING | now by leaving the city north to Route 207 and
o—————————o scouring the grass. There’s a Poke Ball in the
| Geodude (all day) | corner, so you might as well head out there now
| Machop (all day) | and pick that up.
| Ponyta (all day) |
| Zubat (night) | In that same building, head upstairs. A guy here
| Kricketot (morning/night) | wants to see a Geodude. Show him one and he will
o—————————o give you a Heal Ball as thanks.

Leave here now. Above the Pokemon Center is the Oreburgh Museum, but what we
want is the house southeast of there. Inside, go upstairs and speak to a boy
for a Great Ball.

Now head back to the Pokemon Center. In it is a guy who will ask you what kind
of Trainer you’d like to be. Your answer determines what sprite people will see
in the Union Room.

Go downstairs and get the Pal Pad. If you connect to Nintendo WFC here, you’ll
get your friend code.

Head south from the Pokemon Center. Go right into the work area and head all
the way to the southeasternmost corner of the city. Talk to the guy here and
he’ll give you a Super Potion.

Go to the left side of the work area and you’ll find a Yellow Shard and Dire
Hit waiting for you to pick them up.

Head south into Oreburgh Mine.

o——————————-o Go down the first flight of stairs, then
| OREBURGH MINE POKEMON LISTING | hang a right and pick up the Poke Ball.
o——————————-o
| Geodude (all day) | Continue south. When you hit a fork, head
| Onix (all day) | left and pick up the Escape Rope.
| Zubat (all day) |
o——————————-o Talk to the worker to initiate a battle.

Worker Colin
Geodude L6, Machop L8
$320

Talk to the guy in the red hat – that’s Roark. He’ll demonstrate Rock Smash for
you and then leave. There’s another worker for you to beat.

Worker Mason
Geodude L9
$360

Head to the Gym now, remembering to pick up the Potion lying nearby.

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3b. Boss: Roark [weont]
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Roark only has two subordinates, and neither of them are mandatory. However,
since you can’t fight them after you defeat Roark, you may as well just thrash
them now.

Youngster Jonathon Youngster Darius
Geodude L11 Geodude L9, Onix L9
$144 $144

Make sure you heal and save before attempting to fight Roark. If you’re
underleveled, his Pokemon will destroy you.

My Team Roark’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Geodude L12 | Onix L12 | Cranidos L14 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Ralts | 9 | —– | Rock Throw | | Leer |
| Slugma | 8 | $1680 | Stealth Rock | | Pursuit |
| Swablu | 7 | | | | Headbutt |
| Shellos | 9 | | | | |
| Kricketune | 10 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
o————o—–o
At this point in the game, I didn’t record all of Roark’s
moves – just the noteworthy ones. I wasn’t sure Roark’s Pokemon had four moves
to begin with. The important ones are listed, though.

Roark’s special technique is Stealth Rock. It hits Pokemon that switch in, and
based on their susceptibility to Rock, they take more or less damage. Chimchar
should steer clear of this battle unless he’s evolved, and so should any bugs
or fliers that you have. Machop from Route 207 will really help here, if you
started with Chimchar.

The real threat here is Cranidos. As you can see, I was very underleveled for
this fight, and I almost lost. Cranidos is incredibly strong for this stage of
the game, and Headbutt is a really powerful move. To anyone who remembers
getting stomped down by a L16 Raticate in Red and Blue: Cranidos’s Headbutt is
kind of like that. Pure terror.

Roark has two Potions on him that he will use in battle. You don’t want him
using them on Cranidos if you can help it, so try to get him to use them on his
other Pokemon by sending their HP low rather than killing them outright (which
you will be very tempted to do if you are using Piplup or Turtwig).

Defeating Roark will earn you the Coal Badge, the right to use Rock Smash out
of battle, and TM76, Stealth Rock.

Leave the Gym and your rival will speak to you. He mentions Eterna City, which
happens to be our next destination as well!

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4. The Second Badge [frsbj]
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Objectives
———-

* Meet Team Galactic.
* Get two new Poketch apps.
* Get the Fashion Case.
* Meet a Team Galactic Commander and defeat her.
* Learn about wild double battles.
* Get the Explorer Kit.
* Earn your second Badge.

Now that you have a Badge, all Poke Marts will now carry Super Potions,
Awakenings, Burn Heals, Ice Heals, Escape Ropes, and Repels. Take note and
stock up!

Teach a Pokemon Rock Smash. You’ll be using this throughout the whole game, so
you will want to teach it to someone in your active party.

Eterna City is north of Oreburgh City. Only problem is, you can’t go north
because you don’t have a bike yet, so we’re stuck taking the long way around.
Heal your Pokemon, then go back into Oreburgh Gate.

*** Oreburgh Gate ***

Go north at the fork and bust the rocks to access the next section. In the next
room, continue smashing rocks and pick up TM70, Flash. Save this TM. You’ll
need it later.

You can find Golbat here, but they’re rare.

Loop around and pick up the Big Pearl lying on the ground. We’re
done here for now, so get on out of here and make your way back to Jubilife
City.

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4a. The Return of Galactic [prlgx]
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Looker stops you upon arriving and mentions the new Global Terminal. If you
have Wi-Fi enabled, it’s definitely worth a look.

Try to leave north out of the city and you will see a scene where Professor
Rowan lays a verbal beating on some goons with wacky hair who want the
professor’s research notes! You and Dawn step up to the plate to take care of
business.
Dawn’s Pokemon will end up being the
Galactic Grunt and Galactic Grunt one you and your rival didn’t take.
Stunky L11, Glameow L11 This is your first Double Battle, so
$880 I’ll explain a few new things. Some
moves, like Turtwig’s Razor Leaf or
Piplup’s Bubble, hit both foes. Damage is cut by 25% because of this. When you
select a move to do, all available targets will have a purple border. When you
pick an attack that hits both foes, or you and your partner, or everyone, their
names will be connected in purple. Keep this in mind when you fight.

Your best bet here is to focus on Stunky, as his Screech attack can cause
trouble. Once he dies, Glameow will fall easily.

After the whooping, the two of them leave you in peace. After a few more words,
Dawn and Rowan will leave. A fat guy will then come up to you and give you a
Fashion Case and a suggestion to check out Jubilife TV.

Feel free to do just that. On the first floor you can speak to Felicity behind
the counter to play the lotto; a random number is generated, and if any ID of
any Pokemon you own matches that number’s digits, you can earn a prize. If you
can collect a Pokemon with ID numbers whose last number is 0-9, you can win a
backdrop accessory every single time. Grand prize is a Master Ball, the
ultimate in capture technology, so do try every day for one.

On the second floor, the guy in the middle will give you a mask that matches
your starter.

On the third floor, go down and talk to the guy standing by the lady. He’ll ask
you to input some data. Tell him “EVERYONE HAPPY” and then “WI-FI CONNECTION.”
This will unlock Mystery Gift for you. Any time Nintendo has a special giveaway
that involves Wonder Cards, you can utilize Mystery Gift to get it!

Okay, we’re done here. Be sure to stop by the Poketch Company and talk to the
president to receive the #3 Memo Pad app. It’s a nifty little application, but
the stuff you write vanishes when you switch apps.

Time to continue with our quest.

===========================
4b. To Floaroma and Beyond! [bzlyr]
===========================

Go to Ravaged Path again. It’s north of Jubilife City, remember? Now that you
have Rock Smash, you can progress to the east, but before you do, bust up the
rocks to your left and pick up TM39, Rock Tomb.

Right when you leave, there’s some more Trainers for you to take money from.

Aroma Lady Taylor
Budew L9, Cherubi L11 Pick up the Awakening next to her.
$352

Bug Catcher Brandon Twins Liv & Liz
Wurmple L10, Kricketot L11 Pachirisu L11 x2
$176 $352

Head left around the fence for TM09, Bullet Seed.

*** Floaroma Town ***

If you traded the Shaymin offered by Toys’R’Us from Diamond and Pearl to
Platinum, put it in your party and speak to the girl next to the town sign to
receive the Gracidea, the Key Item needed to turn Shaymin into its Sky Forme.
It will remain in this forme until you put it in the PC, enter the Union Room,
or go on Wi-Fi, or until night falls.

In the house above the Pokemon Center, talk to the little girl and tell her yes
to receive TM88, Pluck.

Take a good look at the house with the berries by it. This is the Pick a Peck
of Colors Flower Shop, or PPCFS for short. Go inside and talk to the girl on
the left for a Sprayduck, which you will need to water any berries you plant
and grow. The girl on the right (not behind the counter) will give you a free
berry numbered 1-5 every day. The girl behind the counter sells Contest
accessories, but she requires berries, not money. If you want to buy them,
you’ll have to do a lot of planting of the berries you receive. Depending on
the berry you’re growing, it shouldn’t take more than a week to get the one you
want. Just plant the same berry in every plot of dirt you can. A lot of berries
give 5 when ripe if you water them enough, so in a patch of four, that’s 20
berries right there! The rarer berries will take probably between two to three
weeks to grow enough for the items here. They’re accessories for the patient
Coordinator.

Heal your Pokemon and leave Floaroma Town due east. Get stopped by a girl
asking for help. Continue east to Valley Windworks.

o———————————-o Pick up the Potion, and speak to the
| VALLEY WINDWORKS POKEMON LISTING | grunt to start trouble.
o———————————-o
| Buizel (all day) | Galactic Grunt
| Bidoof (all day) | Glameow L13
| Pachirisu (all day) | $520
| Shellos (all day) |
o———————————-o Owned by a kid. 😀

He’ll lock himself inside the windworks, so go back to Floaroma Town. In the
northwest corner is the entrance to Floaroma Meadow, where you’ll need to go
next. You’ll have to fight the two grunts here one after the other with no
break in between, but it shouldn’t be that tough.

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Stunky L13 Zubat L11 x2
$520 $440

The two of them will leave after this, leaving the Works Key behind. The guy
will let you have that, and also throws in ten Honey as thanks.

Now that you have Honey, you can make use of honey trees! There’s one just to
your right. Some Pokemon are found only through this method, but all of them
will be shown to you at least once over the course of the game, so don’t worry
about spending hours finding the rare ones. A total of seven Pokemon can be
found. Here are the Pokemon you can find. Encounter rates are from SPP:

Wurmple – 30% Burmy – 15% Heracross – 4%
Combee – 20% Cherubi – 15% Munchlax – 1%
Aipom – 15%

Here’s how the trees work. Slather some honey. Come back in like eight or nine
hours. Examine the tree and enjoy your new Pokemon. You’ll know that a
Pokemon’s on your tree when you see the branches shake.

Please note that while you can’t change what Pokemon appears on the tree, you
can change the gender (if you’re after the elusive female Combee) of the
Pokemon you find by saving before examining the tree, then reloading if it’s
the wrong one.

Once the Pokemon has consumed the honey on the tree, it’ll leave, so you have
to be prudent in going back to the tree to check on it. I don’t know how long a
Pokemon will stay on the tree, so it’s best to go back quickly once eight or
nine hours have passed.

I’m a big Contest nerd, so I grow lots of berries. I use honey trees that are
near berry patches so I can kill two birds with one stone. Since I have to
water the berries every few hours, I can easily check for a Pokemon on my honey
tree.

Go back to Valley Windworks and use the key to get inside. The grunt you beat
before will freak out and run off to alert his boss. Nothing to do now but
clean house.

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Zubat L13 Glameow L11, Stunky L11
$520 $440

Make sure you heal up and save before talking to the chick with the red hair.

==============
4c. Boss: Mars [hotty]
==============

My Team Mars’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o Mars is one of
| Name | Lvl | | Zubat L15 | Purugly L17 | Team Galactic’s
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o 3 – I mean 4 –
| Ralts | 11 | —– | Bite | Scratch | commanders. She
| Slugma | 11 | $1360 | Toxic | Fake Out | isn’t packing a
| Swablu | 10 | | | Faint Attack | lot of heat,
| Shellos | 11 | | | | but the guns
| Kricketune | 11 | o—————-o—————-o she does have
o————o—–o can be quite
destructive. Zubat is like an upgraded version of every
Zubat you’ve seen so far, with Bite and Toxic to mess with your strategy.
Purugly is the biggest threat. It’s the evolved form of Glameow, and with
evolution brings more power. Fake Out will be Purugly’s first move. It goes
first and causes flinching. Luckily, it only works on the very first turn.
Scratch can put the hurt on your frailest Pokemon, and Faint Attack can hit any
Rock-types you’re using to block Purugly’s Normal moves. Purugly has the Thick
Fat ability, which cuts damage from Fire- and Ice-type moves, so avoid using
those two types on her.

Purugly is holding an Oran Berry.

After the battle you overhear Charon, Team Galactic’s newest commander, suggest
that they leave. Mars gets annoyed by this newbie telling her what to do, but
she agrees anyway and everyone leaves.

Head outside and Looker will appear and be amazed that you took down Team
Galactic by yourself.

Team Galactic has cleared the area, so you are free to go to Route 205. It’s a
long way, so make sure you heal before you go on.

==============================
4d. Journey Through the Forest [sherl]
==============================

o—————————o Our next destination is Eterna Forest, and Route
| ROUTE 205 POKEMON LISTING | 205 is the way there. There’re a lot of Trainers
o—————————o to beat up here, and about halfway there, you
| Bidoof (all day) | can rest your Pokemon at the rest house.
| Buizel (all day) |
| Pachirisu (all day) | Camper Jacob Hiker Daniel
| Shellos (all day) | Ponyta L14 Geodude L10/L11/L12
o—————————o $224 $384

Aroma Lady Elizabeth Camper Zackary Hiker Nicholas
Roselia L14 Aipom L14 Onix L14
$448 $224 $448

Battle Girl Kelsey Next to Nicholas is an X Sp. Def. Next to Kelsey
Machop L15 is a Repel.
$240
Go down from the rest house
Picnicker Karina Picnicker Siena and have a fight with Siena,
Piplup L14 Bidoof L12, Pachirisu L12 making sure you pick up the
$224 $192 Super Potion nearby. Go left
under the bridge and pick up
Upon entering the forest, you will be joined a free Heal Ball. Go back to
by a young woman named Cheryl who enlists your the rest house and continue
help in passing through the forest. She and north to Eterna Forest.
her Chansey will join your party for the whole
time you are in Eterna Forest, and as an extra added bonus, she will completely
restore your entire team after every single battle.

o——————————-o Because Cheryl is in your party, any wild
| ETERNA FOREST POKEMON LISTING | Pokemon you run into will have a partner,
o——————————-o meaning 2v2 wild Pokemon battles! Be aware
| Beautifly (all day) | that you can’t catch a Pokemon until you
| Bidoof (all day) | kill its partner. The Trainers in Eterna
| Budew (all day) | Forest will likewise battle the two of you
| Buneary (all day) | in 2v2 if you walk between them. If you
| Cascoon (all day) | speak to them instead, you’ll battle against
| Dustox (all day) | them by yourself (Cheryl will still heal you
| Gastly (all day) | after the battle, however).
| Silcoon (all day) |
| Wurmple (all day) | Use this opportunity to level up. I can’t
| Hoothoot (night) | stress this enough. Being completely healed
| Kricketot (morning/night) | after every battle, even wild Pokemon
o——————————-o encounters, means you don’t have to worry
about being poisoned by Poison Sting or
killed by a lame critical hit. Cheryl’s Pokemon won’t take any of your
experience either, so you don’t have to worry about splitting the experience.
Double the wild Pokemon means twice the experience, and with Chansey’s fairly
powerful Egg Bomb attack, you can rest assured that the battles will go by
pretty quickly. By the time you leave Eterna Forest, your whole party should be
around L20 if you want to stand a chance against the Gym Leader.

All right, now that the introductions are out of the way, it’s time to tackle
this thing. Go left for an Antidote. A short distance above that is a moss-
covered rock, used to evolve Eevee into Leafeon. You’ll get your own Eevee
later, so don’t sweat it. Head right and go up to the only battle you _have_ to
play in the doubles style.

Bug Catcher Jack and Lass Briana Follow the path here,
Wurmple L11, Silcoon L13, Beautifly L15; Pachirisu L16 picking up the Parlyz
$496 Heal. Two more people
await that you can
Psychic Lindsey and Psychic Elijah fight together if you
Abra L17 x2 want.
$1088
Down in the corner is
Bug Catcher Donald and Bug Catcher Phillip a Net Ball. More 2v2
Burmy L14 x2; Wurmple L11, Cascoon L13, Dustox L15 awaits!
$464
There’s a Potion to
Psychic Kody and Psychic Rachael the right of them. At
Meditite L17; Psyduck L17 the fork, go up for
$1088 another battle.

Follow the path for a Green Shard. The exit to Eterna Forest is just ahead, so
stay away from there until you are sufficiently leveled. Cheryl will thank you
for your assistance with a Soothe Bell and take her leave. Exit the forest.

Do battle against the guys on the bridge.

Fisherman Joseph Fisherman Andrew
Goldeen L17 Magikarp L8/L10/L12 x2/L14/L16
$544 $512

Fisherman Zachary The grass here yields the same encounters as
Magikarp L14 x2, Goldeen L16 in Eterna Forest. South of him is a Guard
$448 Spec. Eterna City awaits!

============================
4e. Strolling Through Eterna [glkha]
============================

Time to get everything done so we can earn us another Badge.

As soon as you enter the city, go straight up and then to the right. You’ll be
stopped by your rival, who escorts you to see Eterna’s statue. You’ll see Cyrus
here, and after a few words, he and Cyrus will both leave.

Examine the tile directly behind the statue for a Draco Plate.

Go left and meet a woman named Cynthia who very generously offers you HM1, Cut.
This is another essential TM that you will be using all game long, so keep a
Cutter in your active party.

o—————————-o This gem of a store is next to the statue.
| ETERNA CITY HERB SHOP LIST |
o—————————-o The medicine is cheap and effective, but it’s
| Heal Powder………..$450 | bitter. Your Pokemon will hate it. It’s great
| EnergyPowder……….$500 | for powering up the move Frustration, but you
| Energy Root………..$800 | don’t have it yet, and continued use of your
| Revival Herb………$2800 | Pokemon will get them to like you. Just stay
o—————————-o away from this place.

Go into the Pokemon Center and speak to the girl in the middle for the #6
Friendship Checker app.

In the house to the right is Underground Man, and speaking to him will get you
an Explorer Kit.

He has a few things for you to do, and it doesn’t take very long, so let’s get
it over with.

Make sure you talk to him after he finishes talking to get a new task!

For the first task, just go Underground. Resurface and talk to him to get some
traps.

Then, go Underground and dig out something, anything, from the walls. Use the
top screen to find digging locations. Resurface and you will get some spheres.

Go Underground again and plant a sphere. Resurface and you will get a Digger
Drill.

Use the Digger Drill and you will get items for your base.

Decorate your base and you will receive a doll that matches your starter.

After that’s done, link up with a friend and successfully steal their base’s
flag to get a Pretty Gem from the Underground Man. You can also store up to 12
items in your base, and remove 1 Big Boulder.

Steal 3 flags to receive a Shiny Gem for your base, the ability to place up to
15 items, and remove 5 Big Boulders.

Capture 10 flags for a Mystic Gem. You will also be able to use a radar in your
PC that can show you where all the hidden stuff is in the underground, as well
as remove 10 Big Boulders.

If you complete the boring task of stealing 50 flags, you will be rewarded with
a Glitter Gem. In addition to that, you will be able to remove all Big Boulders
from your secret base.

That’s all for that lamer. For more information regarding the Sinnoh
Underground, see section 17a.

Ignore the building above the Poke Mart for now and enter the building next to
the Poke Mart. This is Eterna Condominiums, where you can get your Pokemon’s
names changed at no cost to you!

The boy above him wants to trade. He offers his Chatot for your Buizel. On the
second floor, talk to the old lady for TM67, Recycle.

Leave Eterna City through the east exit to reach Route 211.

o—————————o Head into the grass and examine the empty tile
| ROUTE 211 POKEMON LISTING | for a Great Ball. There’s a Trainer hidden in
| WEST OF MT. CORONET | the grass. Can you see him?
o—————————o
| Bidoof (all day) | Ninja Boy Zach
| Bronzor (all day) | Zubat L14 x3
| Chingling (all day) | $112
| Machop (all day) |
| Meditite (all day) | Cross the bridge and nuke this hiker.
| Noctowl (night) |
| Zubat (night) | Hiker Louis
o—————————o Geodude L14, Onix L18
$576
Smash the rock and continue.

Bird Keeper Alexandra
Starly L17, Hoothoot L17
$544

Go down to collect TM12, Taunt. Head into Mt. Coronet after that.

o—————————–o You can’t get very far into the mountain right
| MT. CORONET POKEMON LISTING | now, which is just as well – you’d be murdered
| FIRST FLOOR, SOUTH SINNOH | by the horrible beasts that lurk on the higher
o—————————–o floors.
| Bronzor (all day) |
| Chingling (all day) | Examine the rock directly in front of you for
| Geodude (all day) | an EnergyPowder. Smash the rock and collect
| Machoke (all day) | the Ice Heal, then leave. Head back to Eterna
| Meditite (all day) | City for the Gym challenge.
| Nosepass (all day) |
| Zubat (all day) | Make sure you pick up the hidden Super Potion
| Cleffa (morning/night) | hiding behind the Gym!
o—————————–o

==================
4f. Boss: Gardenia [ahoae]
==================

Upon approaching the Gym, Gardenia will greet you and let you know that your
rival told her all about you. The rules state that you have to fight all the
Trainers before you can take on Gardenia, and of course that is most definitely
not a problem. She heads inside to wait.

Lass Caroline Aroma Lady Jenna The path is incredibly
Cherubi L17, Roselia L17 Budew L15/L16/L17 straightforward. When you
$272 $544 beat a Trainer, the path
changes, allowing you access
Aroma Lady Angela to the next Trainer.
Roselia L19
$608

Make sure you heal and save…

My Team Gardenia’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Turtwig L20 | Cherrim L20 | Roserade L22 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kirlia | 20 | —– | Reflect | Safeguard | Grass Knot |
| Slugma | 20 | $2640 | Sunny Day | Grass Knot | Stun Spore |
| Swablu | 21 | | Grass Knot | Leech Seed | Magical Leaf |
| Shellos | 20 | | Razor Leaf | Magical Leaf | Poison Sting |
| Kricketune | 20 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
o————o—–o
Starting with this, I’ve been being as thorough as I can,
although you’ll find later on that some of the Gym Leaders have been quite
stubborn in their usage of moves… took me ages to find out Roserade’s last
move was Stun Spore.

All right, to battle! Gardenia leads with Turtwig, and his moveset is pretty
wacky. The idea behind Sunny Day is to set up Cherrim’s Flower Gift ability,
boosting its Attack and Special Defense. Fortunately, it has a welcome side
effect of powering up her team’s glaring weakness to Fire, so if you’ve got
Monferno on your side, feel free to roast Gardenia’s entire team. Reflect
blocks physical attacks and makes things that much harder… Grass Knot is
Gardenia’s special technique. It’s a special-based Grass-type attack that deals
more damage if the target is heavy. Unless you’re cheating and using a bunch of
man monsters, Grass Knot’s base power will be relatively low, so don’t worry
about it.

All in all, Gardenia is not a difficult Gym Leader to beat. Any Fire- or
Flying-types on your team should be able to walk all over her with their STAB
attacks.

Keep in mind that Gardenia has two Super Potions to use, and Roserade is
holding a Sitrus Berry. Defeat her to earn the Forest Badge, the right to use
Cut out of battle, and TM86, Grass Knot.

==================
5. The Third Badge [rlcbj]
==================

Objectives
———-

* Play with Cut!
* Meet and defeat the second of Team Galactic’s Commanders.
* Traverse Route 206.
* Meet Mira and conquer Wayward Cave.
* Make it to Hearthome City and earn your third Badge.

It may not sound like a lot, but you’ve got a lot of battles ahead of you! Your
Pokemon should level up a lot (my party of five leveled up 7-9 times each) by
the time you’re done with it all, so you should be in good shape for the Gym
Leader.

============
5a. Cut Play [krnar]
============

All right. While you may want to head north to get inside that building, don’t
go charging in there just yet. There’s fun to be had now that we have two
Badges!

*** Route 205 ***

Go underneath the forest entrance to find trees you can cut through. Continue
on that path and you’ll find a girl who gives you a Big Tree accessory. South
of her is a SilverPowder to the left and TM82, Sleep Talk, to the right.

*** Eterna Forest ***

I’m sure you saw the trees blocking your path north, right at the exit.
Approach this spot for a scene with Gardenia. Cut your way onto the grounds,
pick up the Ether in the corner, and enter the house.

Old Chateau has no Trainers in it, but plenty of wild Gastly for you to beat.
They’re the only one you’re going to find, but you can find Gengar in the room
with the painting in it if you are playing with a Pokemon GBA game in the DS’s
GBA slot.

Go up the steps to your left and enter the room for an Old Gateau.

Go into the center door on the same floor and enter the far left room for a
Dread Plate. On the other side of the hallway, in the far right room, is TM90,
Substitute.

Next to the room with the Dread Plate in it is a TV. If you’ve come here at
night, you can get Rotom if you thump the TV. It is required that you encounter
him here for his Pokedex data – no Trainer uses Rotom over the course of the
game. He is at L20. You can breed more, so capture him and be on your way.

Go downstairs and enter the middle door. An item ball with a Rare Candy is on
the left side, and on the far right, a Big Pearl waits for you.

Okay, fun time is over. Make your way back to Eterna City and head to the north
side of town. Cut your way in, and make sure you pick up TM46, Thief, to the
right before you enter the building.

============
5b. Neo TGEB [bsngh]
============

The Team Galactic Eterna Building is the place where Team Galactic has taken
the townspeople’s Pokemon. The bicycle shop owner has gone in to save them, but
no one’s heard from him in a while.

Immediately upon entering, you attract the attention of a grunt who is actually
Looker in disguise. (He even reveals himself in plain view of the grunt at the
front desk, and nothing happens! What an idiot.) He will give you a tip on
which of the stairs will take you up, and which leads to a dead end. You’ll be
exploring all of these dead ends anyway, so his tip is useless.

Galactic Grunt and Galactic Grunt Start things off by fighting
Zubat L16, Glameow L18; Zubat L17, Stunky L17 the grunts by the stairs on
$1400 the left. You can fight them
singly if you want. Go up the stairs
Galactic Grunt and speak to the grunt here to start
Croagunk L19 a battle.
$760
Pick up the X Speed here and go
Galactic Grunt downstairs. Head up the other set of
Glameow L19 stairs for another battle.
$760
Go up the stairs on the far right.
Galactic Grunt Fight this guy. Pick up the X Special
Stunky L16, Croagunk L16, Glameow L16 and go up the stairs that you passed.
$640
Fight this scientist before you head
Scientist Travon up the stairs on the far right. There
Kadabra L20 is a Blue Shard and a Revive on the
$960 ground.

Go back downstairs and up the stairs you passed. You’ll come across a dude as
well as a chick in purple hair. You can pick it up later, but you may as well
sneak past her and pick up the Up-Grade on the far side of the room. Hold onto
it, because you can use it later.

There’s a fight coming, so save before you talk to ol’ purple-hair.

=================
5c. Boss: Jupiter [hoty2]
=================

My Team Jupiter’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o Like Mars, ol’
| Name | Lvl | | Zubat L21 | Skuntank L23 | purple-hair has
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o a Zubat. Take
| Kirlia | 21 | —– | Bite | Screech | note of the
| Slugma | 20 | $1840 | Giga Drain | Poison Gas | moves it has.
| Swablu | 22 | | Wing Attack | Night Slash |
| Shellos | 22 | | | SmokeScreen | Skuntank is a
| Kricketune | 21 | o—————-o—————-o real menace.
o————o—–o Night Slash is
really strong, and it has a high critical hit ratio,
making it even more annoying to battle. Screech is there to cause havoc as
always, and his other two moves aren’t all that important, just annoying.

Skuntank is holding a Sitrus Berry, and that’s all the healing you’ll see from
Jupiter. It can be a tough battle, especially if you’re underleveled.

After your victory, Team Galactic will clear out of Eterna City. Go to the bike
shop to be stopped by Cynthia, who will force an egg on you. Make room if
necessary and receive the Egg. It has a Togepi inside. Enter the bike shop and
receive your free Bicycle for being such a pal earlier.

================
5d. Cycling Road [pstap]
================

Now that you have a Bicycle, you can get to Route 206, affectionately known as
Cycling Road.

In the building before the actual route, you’ll meet Dawn’s father, another of
Rowan’s aides. If you have seen at least 35 Pokemon, he’ll give you an Exp.
Share.

Cycling Road is actually pretty straightforward – it’s a singular path straight
down. Defeat anyone in your way.

Cyclist Axel Cyclist Megan Cyclist James
Pikachu L21 Staravia L21 Ponyta L21
$672 $672 $672

Cyclist Nicole Cyclist John Cyclist Ryan
Starly L17/L18/L19 Starly L18, Staravia L20 Shinx L21
$608 $640 $672

Cyclist Rachel Cyclist Kayla
Ponyta L20, Shinx L18 Pikachu L21
$576 $672

In the building at the bottom, you’ll receive a Flag accessory if you talk to
the girl.

You probably noticed that you’re on a bridge, and you can access the bottom
part of Route 206 with Cut. Before you go slicing up the trees, it’s time to
take a break.

Go to Oreburgh City and buy lots and lots of Repel. Like, 20. You’re gonna want
them in this side dungeon. Pick up an Escape Rope if you don’t have any. While
we’re here, stop back in Oreburgh Gate. You can use the bike in here to jump
the ramps in the lower level (make sure you’re in fast gear) to get TM31, Brick
Break.

Okay, got your anti-Pokemon sprays? Great. Just one last thing to do, and
that’s beat on the Trainers on Route 207.

Just to the right of the slope connecting Oreburgh City and Route 207 is a
little path you can find with some Trainers here.

Youngster Austin
Buizel L18, Luxio L18, Gligar L21
$336

Up and left…

Hiker Kevin
Geodude L17 x2/L19, Onix L19
$608

Go down the bridge, where you can dowsing for a Rare Candy. Head right and take
care of the girl.

Battle Girl Helen
Machop L21, Meditite L21
$336

And now take care of the three Trainers remaining.

Hiker Justin Picnicker Lauren and Camper Anthony
Geodude L20, Nosepass L20 Pachirisu L22; Chimchar L22
$640 $704

There’s a Super Potion lying nearby that you probably already picked up. Try to
enter Mt. Coronet and Dawn will stop you and ask you to pick a hand. It doesn’t
matter what you pick, because you get the Vs. Seeker anyway. As an extra added
bonus, you get one of the sweetest Poketch apps in the game – #7 Dowsing
Machine. This little baby will use the power of sonar to detect items hidden
underground. I suggest keeping this as your active app all the time, as there
will be numerous times I will tell you to dowsing for a hidden item, and you
will need to use it in order to find the item.

Since I don’t point out the exact location, you’ll need to know how to use it
properly.

The grid represents your current location. The very middle represents the tile
you’re standing on. Go ahead and tap the center of the screen. It should react
and you’ll see a blinking dot on the touch screen. This dot is the location of
the hidden item.

All you do now is move to the item and pick it up, using the Dowsing Machine as
a guide. Once you reach it, press A to examine and pick up the item. If you tap
the touch screen and the blinking dot is on the center square, you did it
wrong. You’re standing on the item. Get off of it, turn around, and examine the
tile you were just standing on.

Pick up the hidden Great Ball.

Stay out of the mountain for now. Go back to Route 206 and cut the trees on the
right side. Don’t go running fast just yet – hidden just above that is another
tree you can cut that is hiding a PP Up from view!

o—————————–o Now you can start running. When you see the
| ROUTE 206 POKEMON LISTING | honey tree, hang a left and pick up a Burn
o—————————–o Heal. Go back to where you came from, continue
| Geodude (all day) | north. You’ll see a Super Repel… and an
| Gligar (all day) | opponent!
| Machop (all day) |
| Ponyta (all day) | Hiker Theodore
| Kricketune (morning/night) | Onix L18/L20
| Zubat (night) | $640
o—————————–o
Go around the tree and then head left under
the bridge. Pick up the Poison Barb and then stand on the tile of grass that is
directly below the rock, right next to the bridge. Take two steps right and
head straight up.

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5e. Wayward Cave [ih8it]
================

o——————————o Welcome to the secret section of Wayward
| WAYWARD CAVE POKEMON LISTING | Cave, and the only place where you can
o——————————o find Gible in the wild.
| Bronzor (all day) |
| Geodude (all day) | Don’t bother lighting up this room. Go left
| Onix (all day) | and down the stairs.
| Zubat (all day) |
| Gible (B1F only, all day) | Ride your bike in fast gear so you have
o——————————o enough speed to go up the slope. Continue
straight ahead, and then jump all the ramps
to land next to a Max Ether. Hop the nearby ledge and then hit the ramp again
in slow gear so you don’t fly over the rock.

Put yourself back in fast gear, jump the ramp above you, cross the log, and
then jump the ramp leading right for a Grip Claw. Jump back left, cross the log
above you, and jump just the first ramp. Pick up the Rare Candy, then go back
to where you were and jump both ramps.

Use your bike skills to make it over this last ramp. Go straight down and up
the stairs. Inside this tiny room is TM26, Earthquake.

Use an Escape Rope to get out of here. Head right and up after getting out of
the narrow bridge path to find the _real_ Wayward Cave.

*** Wayward Cave ***

To get through this place, you will need Rock Smash. To get through without
going insane, you’ll also need Flash. It’s the only place you really need it,
so teach it to a junk Pokemon if you want (or anyone in your current party –
it’s a TM and you can get infinity more later on).

This place is enormous. It’s one of the most frustrating places in the game,
and it’s really easy to get lost in here. There are lots of Trainers and hidden
items to be had, so spray on some Repel and let’s get going.

Follow my instructions carefully. I will take it nice and slow so you don’t get
lost.

Smash the rock above you and go up. When you get to another rock, smash that
too, and go up again. Smash a third rock and then follow the path left for a
battle (or two), ignoring any other rocks you see.

Lass Cassidy Youngster Wayne
Buneary L22 Staravia L17, Ponyta L20, Shellos L20
$352 $320

Smash the rock here and pick up TM32, Double Team.

Go up, right, and smash the rock. Go down and fight.

Hiker Reginald Hiker Lorenzo
Geodude L20 x2 Onix L22
$640 $704

Dowsing for a Red Shard.

Go up, up, right, up, left, and smash a rock. Go down for another battle.

Camper Diego Picnicker Tori
Aipom L22 Psyduck L22
$352 $352

Pick up the Revive.

Go up, right, and smash a rock. Go down and pick up the Escape Rope. From
there, go right, down, and smash a rock. Go right and fight!

Picnicker Ana Camper Parker
Hoothoot L22 Buizel L20, Shinx L20
$352 $320

Below them, dowsing for a Great Ball. Go left, and then left again. You’ll hit
a dead end. Dowsing for a Green Shard. At the fork, go down, smash a rock.

Go down again, and smash another rock.

Go right, up, right, and you’ll encounter the last two Trainers in here.

Collector Terry Ruin Maniac Gerald
Gible L22 Geodude L19, Bronzor L21
$1408 $1008

Dowsing for a Blue Shard.

Go up and smash a rock. Go up and left and talk to the girl. This is Mira, and
she’s lost. It’s up to you to take her to safety.

Like Cheryl, Mira will completely and fully cure your entire team after every
fight. Fights are even easier with Mira on board because her Kadabra will
slaughter all Geodude, all Zubat, and most Onix in a single hit. Bronzor gets
3HKOed by Shock Wave, but that’s what you’re here for. Fighting Bronzor can get
pretty annoying because of Hypnosis and Confuse Ray, but tough it out. The
experience here is too good to waste.

From Mira’s location, follow these steps to reach the exit:

– Right, down, left, down, left.
– Up, left, up, up, left, up.
– Left, down, right, down, down, down.

Mira won’t leave your party until you touch the exit, so once you approach it,
you can just chill in that area and level up to your heart’s content.

Mira doesn’t give you anything but her thanks for rescuing her, so you’ll have
to settle for the warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart.

Go back to Route 207 and head through Mt. Coronet. You’ll see a short scene
with Cyrus. Leave through the east exit to Route 208. You’ll have a few more
battles until you reach the next town.

Hiker Jonathan Black Belt Kyle Go down and get the Great
Onix L22 Machop L23 Ball. Bacok on the main path,
$704 $552 continue right.

Hiker Robert Aroma Lady Hannah Smash the rock by Robert to
Nosepass L22 Roselia L18, Combee L22 get an Ether.
$704 $704

o—————————o Artist William
| ROUTE 208 POKEMON LISTING | Mime Jr. L20, Bonsly L20
o—————————o $960
| Bibarel (all day) |
| Bidoof (all day) | There’s a hidden TinyMushroom in the empty patch
| Budew (all day) | of grass in the field. To the right is a guy who
| Ralts (all day) | will give you an Odd Keystone.
| Roselia (all day) |
| Zubat (night) | In the house lives the guy everyone calls the
o—————————o Berry Master, and he loves to give out Berries.
You’re deserving of one, so he gives you a
random berry. You can get one every day. Pretty sweet deal. If you talk to the
young girl and say yes, you get the #8 Berry Searcher app. This is invaluable
if you’re an avid berry farmer, as this will tell you when there are Berries
ripe for the picking.

The woman sells Mulch to assist in berry growth:

Growth Mulch – berries grow in 75% of the normal time, soil dries faster
Damp Mulch – berries grow in 125% of the normal time, soil dries slower
Stable Mulch – ripe berries stay longer before falling
Gooey Mulch – ups the no. of times new plants grow where mature plant withers

That’s all for now. It’s brand new city time!

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5f. Hearthome City [bgplc]
==================

Welcome to Hearthome City. The third Badge is in sight, but first… scope the
Buneary rushing towards you! Luckily, you stop the little critter before she
goes running too far, and what appears to be the Buneary’s (she’s just a baby!
Everyone on the count of three, one two three awwwwwwwwwwww) owner, a foxy lady
by the name of Keira, appears and recalls the thing before any more trouble is
caused. You are asked to come to the Contest Hall so you can get thanked
properly.

You can now explore the city in its entirety, and there are many things to do.
Start by going up and all the way right. Enter a building next to a woman and
her child. Go up to the upper floor and talk to the girl for a Shell Bell.

Leave that place and go next door. This is the Pokemon Fan Club. If you speak
to the chairman, you’ll get a Poffin Case for storing Poffin. The girl behind
him is a happiness checker. She’ll tell you how much your lead Pokemon likes
you.

Heal and save, then enter the house next to the Pokemon Center. This is Bebe,
and she runs the PC Storage System in Sinnoh. She offers you an Eevee of your
very own, which you’d be silly not to accept.

Remember that moss-covered rock in Eterna Forest? If you head back there with
Eevee in your party and level it up near that rock, it’ll evolve into Leafeon.

Amity Square has two sections, and you’ll have to enter each section to get all
the items. Start with the left side. Your starter will get you in, so put him
in your party if he’s not already.

Every 200 steps you take in Amity Square, your Pokemon will find an item.
Usually they’re accessories, but sometimes they’ll find berries as well. It’ll
help if you have the Pedometer app active and use that to track 200 steps. Talk
to your Pokemon simply by turning around and pressing A.

Cross the bridge to the right and pick up TM43, Secret Power. Go right and up
to pick up TM45, Attract.

Leave and head to the other side of Hearthome City. Enter the right side of
Amity Square here. Go all the way up and pick up an Amulet Coin. Step into the
teleporter and continue to do so until you come across a guy who will give you
a random accessory every day. He changes his location daily, so you’ll have to
do a bit of searching. Pick up the Spooky Plate when you come across it and get
outta here.

Head to the Contest Hall. Watch a scene with Keira and your mother, receiving a
Tuxedo (or Dress) and Glitter Powder (or perhaps a random accessory). If you
talk to the person above them when the scene is over, you’ll get a free Poffin.
The chick with the fruity purple hair is Fantina, so talk to her and she’ll
head back to the Gym.

Badge time.

=================
5g. Boss: Fantina [wawoh]
=================

The Gym is pitch dark and you can’t see anything! (not really) The way the Gym
works is like this. Find the blue tile on the ground. Take note of the symbol,
then enter the door at the top of the room with a tile that matches the symbol
you saw. If you screw up at any time, you go back to the beginning.

The tiles change with every entrance, so I can’t guide you through that part,
but I _can_ tell you all the Trainers in here!

Lass Molly Youngster Danny School Kid Mackenzie
Misdreavus L23 Gastly L20, Drifloon L22 Drifloon L21 x2
$184 $352 $420

Ace Trainer Katherine School Kid Chance Ace Trainer Allen
Haunter L23, Misdreavus L24 Gastly L23 Gastly L21/L22, Haunter L24
$1440 $460 $1440

Heal and save before fighting Fantina.

My Team Fantina’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Duskull L24 | Mismagius L26 | Haunter L24 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Slugma | 27 | —– | Pursuit | Psybeam | Hypnosis |
| Kirlia | 27 | $3120 | Will-o-Wisp | Confuse Ray | Confuse Ray |
| Swablu | 28 | | Future Sight | Shadow Ball | Shadow Claw |
| Glaceon | 28 | | Shadow Sneak | Magical Leaf | Sucker Punch |
| Shellos | 29 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 28 |
o————o—–o
Thanks to the wonderful world of trading, I took the
Eevee I got from Bebe and evolved it into Glaceon, completing my team. Happy ^^

Before I get to the strategy, take a look at my team’s levels. They make
Fantina look like a joke. The majority of that training was done in about an
hour, inside Wayward Cave training with Mira. This is why you keep losing to
the Elite Four, people! Level up!

Now then, strategy. Duskull is very tame. The only threatening move he has is
Will-o-Wisp, so keep physical attackers out. Ideally, lead with a Fire-type to
make Duskull all but harmless.

Haunter is very much the same way. Shadow Claw is Fantina’s special technique.
It has a high critical hit ratio, but it does a whopping 0 damage to Normal-
types. Send one out for a good time. Be wary of Hypnosis. Sucker Punch would do
some good damage if Haunter had a decent Attack stat, or if he was Dark-type.
Neither is true, so the damage is nothing serious.

Like most Gym Leaders, they have one threatening Pokemon, and Fantina’s is
Mismagius. She packs a very powerful STAB Shadow Ball that will OHKO any
Pokemon it hits super effectively, and severely dent anything it hits
neutrally. You can make life easier by using a Normal-type, forcing Misdreavus
to use Psybeam or the ultra-weak Magical Leaf (don’t count on it though).
Psybeam is still pretty strong, though, so don’t bank on taking too many hits
from Misdreavus.

Misdreavus holds a Sitrus Berry, and Fantina has two Super Potions at her
disposal to heal her Pokemon. This can be one tough fight. Defeat Fantina to
earn the Relic Badge, the right to use Defog out of battle, and TM65, Shadow
Claw.

===================
6. The Fourth Badge [cblbj]
===================

Objectives
———-

* Defeat your rival!
* Solve the mystery of Solaceon Ruins.
* Head to Veilstone City and earn your fourth Badge.

Now that you have three Badges, all shops will now carry Great Balls, Revives,
and Super Repels. Awesome!

Three down, five to go. The path to Route 212 is blocked, so you have to leave
east to Route 209. Heal and save before you do, though…

================================
6a. Sub-Boss: Rival at Hearthome [pwnzr]
================================

My Team Find your starter. Rival’s team is below it.

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | Money | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
o————o—–o —– o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kirlia | 27 | $2700 | Staravia L25 | Staravia L25 | Staravia L25 |
| Slugma | 27 | | Prinplup L27 | Grotle L27 | Monferno L27 |
| Swablu | 28 | | Roselia L23 | Buizel L23 | Roselia L23 |
| Glaceon | 28 | | Ponyta L23 | Ponyta L23 | Buizel L23 |
| Shellos | 29 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 28 |
o————o—–o The only thing you really have to worry about here is
Staravia. It knows Double Team and Endeavor, which can
get really annoying when all your attacks miss and Endeavor knocks your HP down
to almost nothing, only to get KOed next turn by a weak move because you
missed… _again._

If you’re underleveled, your rival’s starter might give you a little trouble,
but other than that, this battle shouldn’t be too difficult, especially since
you just got done stomping on Fantina’s face.

After the battle, he mentions Solaceon Town, so it’s time to head there.

===============
6b. To Solaceon [dtoor]
===============

o—————————o The path to Solaceon Town is remarkably
| ROUTE 209 POKEMON LISTING | straightforward. There aren’t very many side
o—————————o paths to take here. Make sure your Pokemon are
| Bibarel (all day) | fully healed and head out into the wilderness.
| Chansey (all day) |
| Ralts (all day) | PKMN Breeder Albert
| Roselia (all day) | Budew L20, Bonsly L20, Pichu L20, Eevee L20
| Staravia (all day) | $960
| Duskull (night) |
| Zubat (night) | Go into the grass and dowsing for a Great Ball.
o—————————o There’s also a visible one up in the corner.

Talk to the fisherman on the bridge and tell him yes for a Good Rod. Unlike the
Old Rod, this can actually catch something not named Magikarp! Hooray!

Break time!

Now that you have a fishing rod that can actually do something useful, you’ve
gained access to a few Pokemon. You can now find these Pokemon, in addition to
Magikarp, at these locations by fishing with the Good Rod:

Eterna City: Barboach
Oreburgh Gate: Barboach
Mt. Coronet (1F): Barboach
Ravaged Path: Barboach
Route 203: Goldeen
Route 204: Goldeen
Route 205 (n): Barboach
Route 205 (s): Finneon
Route 208: Goldeen
Route 209: Goldeen
Route 218: Finneon
Route 219: Finneon, Lumineon
Twinleaf Town: Goldeen
Valley Windworks: Finneon

Future Pokemon encounter listings will now include Pokemon able to be obtained
by fishing with the Good Rod (shown by GR in the encounters list), except
Magikarp, who can be caught everywhere with the Good Rod. If you want
any of these Pokemon, now’s a good time to backtrack to get them. Time to move
on! And remember, Joggers only fight in the morning!

Jogger Richard Twins Emma & Lil
Luxio L23 Bonsly L22; Mime Jr. L22
$736 $704

Follow the path down once you reach the Pikachu-thing and pick up a Hyper
Potion, then go back and continue your beatings.

Pokekid Danielle Jogger Raul
Pichu L22 Staravia L23
$176 $736

PKMN Breeder Jennifer
Budew L20, Cleffa L20, Eevee L20, Mime Jr. L20
$960

Examine the wreck in the corner. Place the Odd Keystone in it. Come back here
once you’ve spoken to 32 people Underground and you’ll do battle against a L25
Spiritomb. Be sure to save beforehand. Getting Spiritomb is lame; you don’t
wanna be screwed cause you accidentally killed it.

An easy way to do this (and increase other Underground stats as well) is to use
a friend’s game. Diamond and Pearl will also work here. Put your secret bases
next to each other. In your Platinum, give your friend a base accessory. This
accomplishes two things:

– flag turns on that says “I spoke to this friend” and adds 1 to count
– flag turns on that says “I gave a friend a gift” and adds 1 to count

As long as those flags are on, any time you talk to the friend, it won’t count
towards any totals. Have your friend give the accessory back. This won’t turn
the flag off, but you’ll want your item back for when it does.

In your Platinum, steal your friend’s flag. This should take two seconds
because your bases are right next to each other. If you want to have your
friend steal your flag, you can. Now you have +1 “stole friend’s flag” count.

Once you register the flag on your PC, both flags are shut off. As soon as you
exit, you can give your friend an item and it will count towards your total.

This cycle of give/receive/steal/repeat gets boring really quick, but it’s the
fastest method of logging 32 people spoken to for the purposes of Spiritomb.

Don’t worry about finding one for the Pokedex; you’ll see one a lot later.

By the honey tree, dowsing for a Revive. Go into the hole and pick up the Ether
and continue on. Examine the rock in the hole by the slope for a Stardust.

Cowgirl Shelley
Ponyta L23
$368

Go left through the grass and up the slope for a Calcium. From there, go back
to where Shelley was, then go right. Cut the tree in your way and pick up TM47,
Steel Wing. Take on the two lovebirds running around and finish up.

Young Couple Ty & Sue
Buizel L23; Buneary L23
$2944

=====================
6c. Scouring Solaceon [sssss]
=====================

When you set foot in Solaceon Town, your rival appears again. He mentions Poke
Ball seals, as well as getting an HM, Defog, in the ruins.

First things first. Talk to the guy in the hat on the main road and he’ll give
you the #10 Pokemon History app. This displays the latest Pokemon you’ve
obtained, through trades or capture. Kinda lame.

Next to the Pokemon Center is the Pokemon News Press. There’s a guy in here who
will ask you to show him a Pokemon. This Pokemon is randomly selected from any
Pokemon you’ve seen before. If it’s in your Pokedex, it’s fair game. You have
until midnight to show him what he asks. If you succeed, you get a Heart Scale
and 3 Poke Balls. The balls are worthless, but the Heart Scale is worth doing
this for. Check this guy out every day and help him if you can.

Head north and enter the house the old man is standing in front of. This is the
day care, where you’ll be going to breed your Pokemon. Put a Pokemon in the day
care, exit and re-enter the building and there will be a guy in there who will
give you the #9 Day-Care Checker app. This nifty little application will notify
you if the Pokemon in the day care have made an egg. Pretty neat if you’re a
breeder on the go.

Go east above the houses and you’ll see some ledges. Go all the way to the
right and hop down twice. You’ll have a choice of two ledges. Jump the left
ledge for an Ether. Our destination is the far right cave, Solaceon Ruins.

*** Solaceon Ruins ***

Solaceon Ruins is a maze of sorts. To get to the bottom, you have to follow a
certain path, which is actually literally spelled out for you on the mural at
the top of the room. However, there are hidden items to be had, so completely
ignore that and just follow what I say instead.

In the very first room, go down the top left stairs. Examine the rock for a
Fire Stone. Head back into the main room and go down the top right set of
stairs.

Go down the lower left set of stairs and fight this dude.

Ruin Maniac Karl
Geodude L19/L21, Bronzor L23
$1104

Go down the lower left set of stairs in this room and extract the Water Stone
from the rock. Go back into the room you were just in and go down the top right
stairs.

Go up and then down the top left stairs. In this room, go down the lower right
stairs and take the free ThunderStone hidden in the rock. Back in the room you
were just in, enter the top left stairs.

Finally, go down the lower left set of stairs.

The mural reads:

FRIENDSHIP
ALL LIVES TOUCH EACH OTHER
LIVES TO CREATE SOMETHING
ANEW AND ALIVE

Collect your cash and prizes: a Nugget; HM5, Defog; a Mind Plate; and an Odd
Incense.

Use an Escape Rope or walk out, but before you leave, go back into the ruins
and talk to the hiker you passed on the way down. Agree to lend him your Defog
HM and he’ll reward you with a Green Shard.

There’s no Gym in Solaceon Town, so we can move on, but before we do, there’s
one more thing we have to pick up. You probably spotted a house on your way to
the ruins. Inside that house is a girl who gives you a Seal Case to put seals
in. If you bring him Unown, the kid will give you 10 seals of the letter it
represents.

If you want to get all the seals, you’ll have to catch the entire alphabet of
Unown. Each of the main rooms has a different letter Unown in it; the rest of
the Unown can be found in the dead-end rooms. The final two Unown, ! and ?,
must be obtained later, so don’t worry about them for now. Just focus on
capturing the 26 regular Unown.

You won’t use Defog all that much, so it’s okay if you teach it to a junk
Pokemon if you want. You’ll need it for this next part, so leave south and go
to the tower you passed on Route 209.

==============
6d. Lost Tower [stped]
==============

o—————————-o It is imperative that you have Defog if you are
| LOST TOWER POKEMON LISTING | trying to go up this tower. Fog is the absolute
o—————————-o worst weather to fight in – everyone’s accuracy
| Gastly (all day) | is severely cut, ensuring miss after miss after
| Zubat (all day) | miss. Save yourself some trouble and use Defog.
| Duskull (night) |
o—————————-o Go up to the second floor.

Youngster Oliver There’s Honey in a rock, as well
Mothim L20, Chatot l21, Barboach L19 as a kid who’s itching to lose.
$336 Pick up the Oval Stone and head
to the third floor.
Roughneck Kirby Pokefan Leonard
Cleffa L23 Pichu L19 x2, Pikachu L22 To Kirby’s left is a Revive.
$552 $1408 Advance to the fourth floor.

Pokefan Rebekah Belle & Pa Beth and Bob Young Couple Mike & Nat
Bonsly L23 Ponyta L23 x2 Murkrow L23; Misdreavus L23
$1472 $2576 $2944

Before you go to the top floor, be sure to pick up TM27, Return.

Blow the fog away and talk to the old ladies. One will give you a Spell Tag,
and the other will give you a Cleanse Tag. You can’t warp out, so you have to
walk down… it’s lame, but at least there’s only five floors. When you get
out, heal up and head north out of Solaceon Town to Route 210.

==================
6e. Second Stretch [a2vsc]
==================

o—————————o The grass on Route 210 is very tall. You won’t
| ROUTE 210 POKEMON LISTING | be able to bike through it. You can run,
o—————————o however, so that’s good. Head into the grass and
| Chansey (all day) | beat this redneck.
| Geodude (all day) |
| Ponyta (all day) | Rancher Marco Bike up the slope. If
| Roselia (all day) | Ponyta L24 it’s morning, fight the
| Scyther (all day) | $960 jogger.
| Staravia (all day) |
| Hoothoot (night) | Jogger Wyatt
| Noctowl (night) | Pikachu L24
o—————————o $768

Either way, go right and down the stairs. Talk to the guy standing at the ledge
for TM51, Roost. Go back down and head north to fight the farmer and his
daughter.

Belle & Pa Ava & Matt
Rapidash L24; Ponyta L24
$2688

Go up the slope on the left.

Twins Teri & Tia PKMN Breeder Kahlil
Pikachu L23; Clefairy L23 Elekid L23, Happiny L23
$736 $1104

Gather the Super Repel and hop down.

PKMN Breeder Amber
Magby L23, Togepi L23
$1104

Head into the house here. You can by either one or twelve Moomoo Milk here,
$500 each. They heal 100 HP. It’s a great deal, so don’t hesitate to stock up.

There are a few fights in here, as well.

Waitress Kati Collector Fernando Collector Edwin
Clefairy L25 Heracross L25 Munchlax L25
$800 $1600 $1600

Leave and continue east.

o—————————o Route 215 suffers from eternal rain, so it’ll be
| ROUTE 215 POKEMON LISTING | constantly raining in your battles. Sorry, Fire-
o—————————o types!
| Abra (all day) |
| Kadabra (all day) | Ruin Maniac Calvin
| Lickitung (all day) | Bronzor L23, Shieldon L23
| Marill (all day) | $1104
| Staravia (all day) |
o—————————o You probably already snagged the Max Ether, but
get it if you didn’t.
Jogger Craig
Luxio L22/L24
$768

If you talk to the karate dude you come across, he will give you TM66, Payback.

Dowsing after the bridge for a Revive.

Cut the tree and fight.

Black Belt Gregory
Machop L23 x3
$552

Grab the Fist Plate on the ground and return to the main path.

Black Belt Derek
Croagunk L26
$624

Head up the steps and go down for a Hyper Potion. Go back up and head right.

Black Belt Nathaniel
Croagunk L21, Meditite L24, Machop L24
$576

Go right and down a bit. Cut the tree and pick up TM34, Shock Wave.

Jogger Scott
Staravia L25
$800

Go up into the grass and pick up an HP Up. Dowsing for an Ultra Ball. Go back
down and left. Hop the ledge for a Full Heal. This next fight you can do
singles or doubles.

Ace Trainer Dennis and Ace Trainer Maya
Gligar L24, Drifblim L25, Buizel L24; Roselia L24, Ralts L24, Lickitung L25
$3000

Destination dead ahead!

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6f. Veilstone City [abtym]
==================

Go straight up and pick up the Star Piece. Though you may want to sell them,
hold onto them. You can make better use of them later.

In the house above the Pokemon Center is a guy who will give you a Porygon,
free of charge, if you have room in your party. Porygon needs the Up-Grade to
evolve, so feel free to give him the Up-Grade you got in the TGEB.

In the northeast corner of the town is the Galactic Veilstone Building. Ignore
the actual building and instead pay attention to the Rare Candy on the left
side of the building.

Head to the southwest corner of town and head up the stairs. If you try to
enter the Gym, you’ll see a scene with Dawn and Crasher Wake, Gym Leader of
Pastoria City. The bald guy you passed will give you TM63, Embargo, if you
speak with him. Two houses down, a clown will give you a Coin Case if you can
win at his game.

Take note of the house next to that. Once a day, the girl here will massage a
Pokemon and increase its happiness a little. You’ll also get a free accessory
out of it, so everyone wins.

If you enter the sparkly building across the street, you can get a total of 70
free Coins by talking to the people inside.

If you want more details on the Game Corner, check section 17d.

And now, it’s time for everyone’s favorite place!

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****** V E I L S T O N E C I T Y D E P A R T M E N T S T O R E ******
==========================================================================

o————————-o If you speak to the o————————-o
| FIRST FLOOR | old lady by the door, | BASEMENT |
o————————-o she will give you a o————————-o
| Poke Ball……….$200 | mask that matches | Figy Berry……….$20 |
| Great Ball………$600 | Dawn’s starter. | Wiki Berry……….$20 |
| Ultra Ball……..$1200 | | Mago Berry……….$20 |
| Escape Rope……..$550 | The Poffin in the | Aguav Berry………$20 |
| Poke Doll………$1000 | basement is awesome. | Iapapa Berry……..$20 |
| Repel…………..$350 | If you plan on doing | |
| Super Repel……..$500 | Contests, come here | All Poffin……..$6400 |
| Max Repel……….$700 | first. Great stuff. | |
| Grass Mail……….$50 | | 1 Lava Cookie……$200 |
| Flame Mail……….$50 | On the first floor, | 10 Lava Cookies…$2000 |
| Bubble Mail………$50 | be sure to stock up o————————-o
| Space Mail……….$50 | on Max Repels and
| | Full Heals, selling o————————-o
| Potion………….$300 | the other curative | SECOND FLOOR |
| Super Potion…….$700 | items you’ve picked o————————-o
| Hyper Potion……$1200 | up and still have. | X Speed…………$350 |
| Max Potion……..$2500 | | X Attack………..$500 |
| Revive…………$1500 | You don’t have the HP | X Defend………..$550 |
| Antidote………..$100 | to warrant purchasing | Guard Spec………$700 |
| Parlyz Heal……..$200 | Hyper Potions yet, so | X Accuracy………$950 |
| Awakening……….$250 | save your money. Moo- | X Special……….$350 |
| Full Heal……….$600 | moo Milks are better. | X Sp. Def……….$350 |
o————————-o | |
On the second floor, | Protein………..$9800 |
o————————-o you can get the #11 | Iron…………..$9800 |
| THIRD FLOOR | Counter app. It helps | Calcium………..$9800 |
o————————-o when EV training. It | Zinc…………..$9800 |
| TM83 Natural Gift.$2000 | can count up to 9999. | Carbos…………$9800 |
| TM17 Protect……$2000 | | HP Up………….$9800 |
| TM54 False Swipe..$2000 | The third floor has a o————————-o
| TM20 Safeguard….$2000 | variety of TMs for
| TM33 Reflect……$2000 | sale. The expensive o————————-o
| TM16 Light Screen.$2000 | ones aren’t really | FOURTH FLOOR |
| TM70 Flash……..$1000 | worth buying at this o————————-o
| | stage of the game, so | Yellow Cushion…..$500 |
| TM38 Fire Blast…$5500 | save your money. Stay | Cupboard……….$1000 |
| TM25 Thunder……$5500 | away from TM83, too. | TV…………….$4500 |
| TM14 Blizzard…..$5500 | | Refrigerator……$1000 |
| TM22 SolarBeam….$3000 | The 4th floor sells | Pretty Sink…….$3000 |
| TM52 Focus Blast..$5500 | items for your Secret | |
| TM15 Hyper Beam…$7500 | Base, including a | Munchlax Doll…..$2000 |
o————————-o number of dolls. | Bonsly Doll…….$2000 |
| Mime Jr. Doll…..$2000 |
On the fifth floor, talk to the buff dude on the | Mantyke Doll……$3000 |
right for a Sticky Barb. The infamous vending | Buizel Doll…….$3000 |
machine is here, too. When you buy one, you might | Chatot Doll…….$3000 |
get one free! Sweet deal! o————————-o

When comparing Lemonade, $350 each and heals 80 HP, to Moomoo Milk, $500 each
and heals 100 HP, you will spend less money on the Lemonades than you will the
Moomoo Milks. It’ll cost you $3500 with Lemonade compared to $4000 with Moomoo
Milks to heal 800 total HP. However, since you can buy Moomoo Milks a dozen at
a time, you’ll be saving time by purchasing them in bulk. Since $500 is really
not that big a deal, I would recommend against buying Lemonade, or any of the
other ones, either.

Time to take on the Gym. Get over there!

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6g. Boss: Maylene [haaai]
=================

Maylene’s Gym is pretty cool. To progress through the Gym, you have to push
punching bags (just walk into them) so they knock over weights, clearing you a
path.

Start by going above the dude by the entrance. Push the punching bag to the
right, then fight the guy in the ring.

Black Belt Colby
Machoke L23/L27/L25
$648

Go around the punching bag to Colby’s right and push the next one you see
north. Fight the two guys in any order.

Black Belt Darren Black Belt Rafael
Machop L25, Meditite L25, Machoke L25 Croagunk L26, Machoke L26
$600 $624

Go around the punching bag by the ring and push the next punching bag left
twice.

On the left side of the Gym, you will see two punching bags. Push the one on
the right up, left, and then down, crushing the weights.

Go underneath the punching bag you left alone, now that you can get to it, and
push it up, and then to the right. Fight the last guy.

Black Belt Jeffery
Heracross L28
$672

Go around him and push the bag next to him down, and then right. You’ve just
cleared yourself a path to Maylene. Go straight up through the path you made
and push the final punching bag twice to the right. As usual, heal and save.

My Team Maylene’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Meditite L28 | Machoke L29 | Lucario L32 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Slugma | 30 | —– | Fake Out | Strength | Bone Rush |
| Swablu | 31 | $3840 | Confusion | Rock Tomb | Force Palm |
| Glaceon | 31 | | Rock Tomb | Karate Chop | Metal Claw |
| Gastrodon | 31 | | Drain Punch | Focus Energy | Drain Punch |
| Gardevoir | 31 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 31 |
o————o—–o I was disappointed to find that Maylene didn’t have a
Toxicroak… or a Machamp, for that matter.
Like most Gym
Leaders, Maylene is fairly easy to beat. Meditite can cause a few problems
early on because his ability, Pure Power, doubles his Attack stat. The only
thing you have to watch out for is Drain Punch. It heals the user by half the
damage done to the opponent. Fortunately, Drain Punch doesn’t have a lot of PP,
and Meditite isn’t that bulky, so a few good strong hits should take him out.

Machoke is… weird. Aside from the random critical hit from Karate Chop
(boosted by Focus Energy), you don’t have anything to worry about.

On both Machoke and Meditite, Rock Tomb is meant to hit your birds for big
damage. Keep that in mind.

Lucario is Maylene’s best Pokemon. His ability, Steadfast, boosts Lucario’s
Speed by 1 stage if you make him flinch, so avoid using moves that may make the
opponent flinch. All of Lucario’s attacks have low base power, so unless you’re
_really_ underleveled, you shouldn’t have too much trouble taking him down.
Keep in mind that Lucario is Fighting/Steel, so he’s neutral to both Psychic
and Flying. He has a Fire weakness, but be wary of Bone Rush. Force Palm is his
most devastating attack (though that isn’t saying much), and it can paralyze.

None of Maylene’s Pokemon are holding any curative berries, and in all the
times I fought her trying to get her to use something, not once did she heal
her Pokemon, even when her Lucario was literally within an inch of his life.

Perhaps she’s too proud to heal her Pokemon? Defeat Maylene to earn the Cobble
Badge, the right to use Fly out of battle, and TM60, Drain Punch.

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7. The Fifth Badge [fenbj]
==================

Objectives
———-

* Deal a blow to Team Galactic.
* Earn your fifth Badge.

Yeah, it really doesn’t look like a lot, but nothing too major happens here.
You will, however, be doing a lot of battling and fun-having, so no worries.

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7a. The Grand Trainer Smackdown, Part 1 [lolol]
=======================================

Areeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuuuu readyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????????????

In all seriousness, that’s basically what the path to the fifth Badge is; you
laying the smackdown on a bunch of Trainers. Before we get to the good stuff,
we have to make it out of Veilstone City.

As soon as you exit the Gym, Dawn approaches you and informs you that two
Galactic dudes jacked her Pokedex, and she wants your help in getting it back.
She heads for the warehouse by the city’s entrance and will wait for you there.
Heal up and head on over for a Tag Battle with Dawn.

Galactic Grunt and Galactic Grunt
Zubat L24, Croagunk L26; Zubat L24, Stunky L26
$2080

After that, you get the Pokedex back, the grunts run like cowards, and Dawn
leaves. Just then, Looker shows up and starts talking about stuff. He’ll take
you inside the warehouse and actually point out the item ball on the ground,
which contains HM2, Fly. Pick it up when he finally shuts up, and teach it to
someone post haste!

Make use of your new HM by flying to Jubilife City. Head to the Poketch Company
and speak to the president for the #13 Marking Map app. This is pretty helpful
to mark places on your map you want to remember – I use it to keep track of
honey tree locations.

Also, make a quick stop in Floaroma Town. Leave the town due south and head
east, off the path. You’ll see a tree you can cut. Follow this path to someone
who will give you TM78, Captivate. You can come get this much earlier, but
you’d have to do quite a bit of walking, and Captivate isn’t that great a move
for the main story. I saved it for when you can get around more easily to
mention it.

You still can’t go south from Hearthome yet, so the Grand Trainer Smackdown
will begin in Veilstone City. Fly back there and leave through the south exit
onto Route 214.

*** Route 214 ***

Route 214, like a lot of routes, has two paths to take. We’ll be taking the
upper path first, since it’s easier.

Psychic Abigail
Chingling L23, Drifloon L25, Kirlia L27
$864

Go into the cave and pick up TM28, Dig. In this cave you will find Geodude and
Hippopotas. If you’ve been capturing Unown and had this cave extended,
Hippopotas becomes slightly more common. If you captured all 26 Unown, you will
be able to leave out the other side to capture Unown ! and ?

Ruin Maniac Bryan
Bronzor L24, Cranidos L26
$1248

o—————————o Head into the grass to fight this guy, you can’t
| ROUTE 214 POKEMON LISTING | reach him from the other side.
o—————————o
| Graveler (all day) | Collector Jamal
| Geodude (all day) | Porygon L27
| Houndour (all day) | $1728
| Rhyhorn (all day) |
| Zubat (night) | Moving on!
| Goldeen (fishing, GR) |
o—————————o Ruin Maniac Ronald
Shieldon L27
Go south into the grass and $1296
pick up the Red Shard. Now
go up while staying left of the sign and pick up the Big Root lying there.

Time to head up the right side now!

Collector Douglas Psychic Mitchell
Jolteon L24, Flareon L24, Vaporeon L24 Duskull L26, Kadabra L26
$1536 $832

To the left of Mitchell is a Carbos, if you’re willing to pick it out of the
empty tile in the grass. Dowsing for it.
o———————————–o
Beauty Devon | There are 3 different Wormadam, |
Wormadam L24 x3 o—————-+ all different types. Green is |
$1344 | Bug/Grass, brown is Bug/Ground, pink is Bug/Steel. |
o—————————————————-o
Dowsing near her for a
Big Mushroom. Almost done here!

Collector Brady
Skorupi L21, Carnivine L21, Tropius L21, Croagunk L21, Yanma L21, Tangela L21
$1344

A Max Repel above him, and…

PI Carlos
Goldeen L30
$3600

Heal up if you need to, then scurry back south to Valor Lakefront.

o———————————o Welcome to the front door of Lake Valor.
| VALOR LAKEFRONT POKEMON LISTING | The path is being blocked, so you can’t
o———————————o get in. Pick up the Ultra Ball if you
| Bibarel (all day) | didn’t already and dowsing around for
| Girafarig (all day) | another Big Mushroom.
| Houndour (all day) |
| Staravia (all day) | Head south to the residential area. The
| Kricketune (morning/night) | girl you’ll see in front of the house
o———————————o lost her key. We’ll be picking it up
shortly, so just ignore her for now.
If you’re here between 8 AM and
11 PM, you can enter the Seven Stars Restaurant, where you can fight double
battles every day! The Trainers here change every day, but their teams don’t!
Here’s a list of all of them, in the order of their chairs from left to right:

Artist Ismael & Beauty Harley Rich Boy Roman & Lady Kylie
Kricketune L28; Psyduck L26 Lickitung L26; Cleffa L24, Clefairy L26
$2800 $8320

Gentleman Leonardo & Socialite Rebecca Collector Eugene & Aroma Lady Alison
Chatot L27; Purugly L27 Feebas L28; Roselia L28
$10800 $2688

School Kid Esteban & Pokefan Meredith
Quagsire L26; Pichu L26, Pachirisu L26
$2184

Veteran Emanuel & Lass Blythe
Machoke L28, Bronzor L28; Chinging L25, Buneary L25
$2640

Cameraman Darryl & Reporter Valerie PI Kendrick & Beauty Gabriella
Magnemite L26, Mr. Mime L26; Kirlia L26 Rhyhorn L31; Finneon L26
$1872 $5176

Scientist Emilio & PKMN Breeder Kaylee
Kadabra L27; Aipom L26, Marill L26, Swablu L26
$2544

Remember, you won’t see all of these Trainers in one go, but the ones you do
fight today will be willing to fight tomorrow, so be sure to stop in and train.
The money’s not bad, either, making this a great spot to use the Amulet Coin if
you’re not already spamming the daylights out of it.

Go south now, turning left at the fork. In a ditch below the pool is a PP Up.

*** Route 213 ***

Enter the house on the left that you should be passing right now. A clown
inside will give you TM92, Trick Room.

The building to the south of here is a rest house. You can get healed by
speaking to the officer behind the desk.

Outside, you’ll find a Yellow Shard. Dowsing around here (not down the stairs)
for the Suite Key. Go return it to the girl who lost it and follow her inside.
Talk to her again for a White Flute.

Back to Route 213, head down to the beach. There are two Trainers here:

Tuber Chelsea Tuber Jared o—————————————–o
Marill L28 Shellos L25/L26 | Remember, even though both Shellos look |
$112 $104 | different, they’re both straight Water. |
o—————————————–o
Dowsing on the beach for a total
of two Pearls and a Heart Scale. When you find them, move west.

Fisherman Kenneth
Remoraid L25 x2, Gyarados L28
$896

The beach has more hidden items for you to find. Again, find two more Pearls
and another Heart Scale in this area.

The house is the home of one Dr. Footstep. If your lead Pokemon is happy with
you (and actually has a footprint), he will give them a Footprint Ribbon.

o—————————o Almost halfway done!
| ROUTE 213 POKEMON LISTING |
o—————————o Beauty Cyndy
| Shellos (all day) | Glameow L29
| Wingull (all day) | $1624
| Buizel (all day) |
| Chatot (morning/day) |
| Remoraid (fishing, GR) | Bust the rock to her left and reward yourself
o—————————o with TM40, Aerial Ace.

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7b. Pit Stop in Pastoria [psipc]
========================

Welcome to the halfway point. The fifth Gym is here, and if you really wanted
to, you could go fight it right now. However, there are a lot more things to
do, and the experience is much more useful now than later.

Time for the tour. The very first house you come across has a guy in it that
will give you a scarf for use in Contests if your lead Pokemon’s condition is
maxed out in any given stat. You can get one scarf for each Contest stat, for a
total of five scarves.

A real easy way to max out your Contest stats is to buy the corresponding
Poffin from the Veilstone City Department Store. Eight of them should max you
out, for a total of $51,200 spent. The beauty of it is that each of the Poffin
you buy will max out two stats, so really you only need to spend $153,600 to
get scarves for all five stats. Considering that you have the Vs. Seeker, the
Amulet Coin, and some rich Trainers to fight (and you’ll be hitting the jackpot
once you get done with Route 212), getting 153k is going to be cake.

Back in town, talk to the girl with the parasol to receive a mask that matches
your rival’s starter.

Moving southward, you’ll find some houses and the Poke Mart. The building
northeast of the Poke Mart is the house of the Move Tutor. Bring this guy Heart
Scales, and he’ll make your Pokemon remember attacks they learn by level up.
Sweet deal.

Next door is a kid who wants to see both male and female versions of Combee at
the same time (put them both in your party). He offers a Macho Brace if you do.

Combee is only obtained through honey trees; slap some honey on a couple of
trees and come back in 8-9 hours. If it’s a Combee, catch it. When you’re
trying to find the other gender (probably female), save before you examine the
tree. If it’s a Combee, you can reset the game to make the game re-generate the
Combee’s data, which gives you the chance of changing its gender (they’re
rarely female though, so good luck).

Talk to the girl at the table in the house to the left of the Poke Mart and
she’ll give you a special berry that cuts damage from a certain type of attack.
She will do this once a day, and the berries she gives can only be obtained
from her, so make it a point to visit her every day and plant the one she gives
you to grow more.

Just before you leave the city, you’ll see a small bit of fence by some trees.
Enter the gap in the fence and dowsing in this area for a Zinc.

There’s just one more thing that you need to do before you can resume the
destruction, and that’s take a trip into the Great Marsh. There are some items
and a new Poketch app to get here, so suck it up and go there.

===================
7c. The Great Marsh [gpitg]
===================

Talk to the girl that’s _not_ behind the counter and she will offer to play a
game with you. Capture 5 Pokemon in one session for a prize!

If you go upstairs and pay 100 bucks to look in the binoculars, you can see
what the daily Pokemon is. The Great Marsh has its own set of Pokemon to find,
but you can also check here for some Pokemon that will only be appearing today.

Pay $500 to get in.

Your time in the Great Marsh is based on steps. Your game ends when you take
500 steps or run out of Safari Balls, whatever comes first.

Capturing Pokemon here is lame. First, you can’t hurt anything. Before you ask,
yes you can find shiny Pokemon here, and yes they will not hesitate to run away
if you provoke them.

You can chuck mud or bait at them if you get mad and want to throw something
that’s not a Safari Ball. Throwing bait makes them want to run away for some
reason, but if they don’t, your capture rate will increase while they eat.
Throwing mud makes them harder to catch, but also makes them less likely to
flee.

Right now, the focus is to pick up all the items lying around. You’ll
definitely run out of time, but just pay to get back in and resume where you
left off.

o—————————–o The Great Marsh is divided into six Areas.
| GREAT MARSH POKEMON LISTING | Most Pokemon will appear all over the marsh,
o—————————–o but a few of them are found only in certain
| Bibarel (all day) | Areas.
| Quagsire (all day) |
| Tangela (all day) | Tropius is _only_ in Areas 1 and 2.
| Wooper (all day) | Noctowl is _not found_ in Areas 5 or 6.
| Yanma (all day) | Hoothoot is _not found_ in Areas 1 or 2.
| Hoothoot (night) |
| Noctowl (night) | There are also a small handful of Pokemon that
| Tropius (morning/day) | will only appear if you check the binoculars
| Barboach (fishing, GR) | upstairs in the lobby. They appear wherever
o—————————–o you see them in the marsh. They are listed
below.

o——————————-o These Pokemon change every day, so if you
| Carnivine Roselia Toxicroak | don’t find the one you want, come back
| Croagunk Skorupi | tomorrow if you can stomach trudging through
| Drapion Staravia | the swamp.
o——————————-o

You will start in Area 6. Go right and talk to the dude with green hair and
he’ll give you a Shard of a random color every day. Go all the way right and
into the muck. Dowsing near the trees for a Max Repel. Remember that you have
to be standing on the surface and not buried in it if you want to find any
hidden items. On dry land, you’ll see an item ball that contains a Red Shard.

Go up around the water to the other side. Go straight up from the water and
you’ll see a Poke Ball lying on the ground. Claim it. You’re now in Area 4.
Cross the bridge left to Area 3.

Go down and left until you see some logs. Go up to find a Great Ball. Head
straight down and you should spot the Great Ball below the trees. Loop around
and snag it. South of there, dowsing for a Big Mushroom. Take the tram back to
Area 3. Go left and muck your way to the center, where you can dowsing for a
Leaf Stone. Take the tram to Area 1.

Go down and then left for a free Poke Ball. Go north now, sticking to the left
side, past the main area, up into the corner. Here, dowsing for a Rare Candy.
Go directly east and you will find a Yellow Shard. Continue east, going north
around the trams, to find another Blue Shard. You’re in Area 2 now.

If you go east yet some more, you can dowsing for a Toxic Plate, but it’s
really hard to dowsing for since you gotta hit it exactly or it won’t appear on
the radar.If you look very carefully into the muck, you’ll notice darker areas
in the marsh. These are places where you’ll get stuck. What you want is the 3×5
vertical rectangular patch with a log and a 2×2 patch of grass above it.
Examine the tile in the upper right corner of this rectangle (one tile above
the grass) for the Plate.

Go down through the marsh until you find two logs. In a little area to the
left, you can dowsing for a Hyper Potion. Nearby is a visible Green Shard.

That’s all for item snatching. If in any game you catch 5 Pokemon (they don’t
have to be different species) or more, the girl from the lobby will give you
the #23 Matchup Checker app. This very useful app will tell you how compatible
two Pokemon in your party are in the day care. Tap a Pokemon’s sprite to cycle
through your party. When you have two you’d like to match up, press the heart
in the center to make the Luvdisc move closer to each other (Luvdisc is a
Pokemon that is not in the Sinnoh Pokedex – why would there be an app that
features them?). If any of the hearts light up at the top, you’ve got a match
and they can make an egg if you put them in the day care. The more hearts that
light up, the easier it is to make an egg. If the Luvdisc turn away, the two
Pokemon you are comparing are in incompatible Egg Groups and will not make an
egg if you put them in the day care.

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7d. The Grand Trainer Smackdown, Part Two [rotfl]
=========================================

Welcome to Route 212, place of eternal rain and sludge!

Go up into the muck and dowsing for an Ultra Ball. When you go back and reach
the bridge, travel underneath it (pretty slick there) and pick up the Revive.
Back to the beginning now, go left into the main area.

o—————————o PKMN Ranger Taylor
| ROUTE 212 POKEMON LISTING | Carnivine L28, Luxio L30
| WEST OF PASTORIA CITY | $1800
o—————————o
| Buizel (all day) | Dowsing to the left of the girl for a Full Heal.
| Croagunk (all day) | To the left, you’ll see an Elixir, and dowsing
| Quagsire (all day) | south of that for a Rare Candy. Dowsing by the
| Shellos (all day) | Elixir for a Max Repel.
| Remoraid (fishing, GR) |
o—————————o Back on dry land, you will find a house and one
more fight.
Parasol Lady Alexa
Goldeen L27, Bibarel L27
$864

These are the moves you can learn at this location, as well as the moves he
will teach you:

o————–o—o—o—o—o Inside the house is one of the few houses in
| Name | R | B | Y | G | the game where a guy will teach your Pokemon
o————–o—o—o—o—o some attacks for certain shards. There are a
| Air Cutter | 2 | 4 | 0 | 2 | total of four colored shards – red, yellow,
| Dive | 2 | 4 | 2 | 0 | blue, and green. Just talk to the man in the
| Fire Punch | 2 | 6 | 0 | 0 | hat and tell him what Pokemon you wish to
| Fury Cutter | 0 | 8 | 0 | 0 | teach moves to, and he will tell you every
| Icy Wind | 0 | 6 | 0 | 2 | move that the Pokemon can learn. Whether or
| Ice Punch | 2 | 6 | 0 | 0 | not you can afford the move is another story.
| Knock Off | 4 | 4 | 0 | 0 |
| Ominous Wind | 0 | 6 | 0 | 2 | These are the moves you can learn at this
| Sucker Punch | 0 | 6 | 2 | 0 | location, as well as the costs of each move.
| ThunderPunch | 2 | 6 | 0 | 0 |
| Trick | 0 | 4 | 4 | 0 | You can dig shards out of the Underground,
| Vacuum Wave | 2 | 4 | 0 | 2 | or trade Star Pieces for them later.
| Zen Headbutt | 0 | 4 | 4 | 0 |
o————–o—o—o—o—o You’re still holding on to them… right?

Continue east.

Fisherman Juan Fisherman Josh Fisherman Travis
Gyarados L29 Goldeen L27 x2 Barboach L24/L25; Gyarados L26
$928 $864 $800

Take the bottom path for now.

Collector Dean
Umbreon L27, Espeon L27
$1728

Go up the stairs and cross the log to the right for TM62, Silver Wind.

The last Trainer in this section is a little ways away from Dean. He’s a cop,
and cops will only fight you at night!

Policeman Danny
Hoothoot L26, Machop L26
$1120

Now go back to the fishermen and take the upper path. Cut the tree and take the
south path when you reach the fork. Cross the bridge and dowsing for a Big
Mushroom. Back on the main path, jump the ledge and head into the watery grass
where a lone dude waits for a loss.

Scientist Stefano
Kadabra L30
$1440

Pick up the Full Heal and go north now, fighting these two in 2v2 if you wish.
There’s a Blue Shard nearby, so don’t forget about that either.

PKMN Ranger Allison PKMN Ranger Jeffrey
Marill L29, Leafeon L29 Monferno L31
$1740 $1860

After these two, the rain ends, but the fights sure haven’t. There’s still a
lot more fun to be had!

o—————————o Hidden behind the Trainer Tips sign is an
| ROUTE 212 POKEMON LISTING | Elixir. Above the small lake you can cut a tree
| SOUTH OF HEARTHOME CITY | and follow the path up for TM11, Sunny Day.
o—————————o
| Kirlia (all day) | Go back to where you cut the tree and head up
| Marill (all day) | the upper path, to an enclosed section with a
| Roselia (all day) | few Trainers to fight, and two you can play in
| Staravia (all day) | doubles.
| Goldeen (fishing, GR) |
o—————————o

Policeman Caleb Rich Boy Jason Lady Melissa
Hoothoot L23, Machop L27 Prinplup L27 Cherubi L27
$1080 $4320 $4320

There’s a Green Shard on the side of the mansion. Head inside for the most
difficult challenge you will ever face over the course of the game.

Go inside the mansion and speak to the maid on the far left if you wish to take
part in the 5-Maid Knockout Exact-Turn Attack Challenge!

Here’s the deal. You have a set amount of turns to defeat all five maids and
their Pokemon. A turn counts as both you and the opponent making a move. If you
can defeat the maids in the number of turns alloted, you get the chance to play
in a bonus battle. First, the five maids:

Maid Belinda Maid Sophie Maid Emily Maid Elena Maid Clare
Clefairy L25 Clefairy L27 Clefairy L29 Clefairy L31 Clefairy L33
$1000 $1080 $1160 $1240 $1320

Sure, it sounds easy, and actually defeating them is pretty easy. Here’s the
catch: they all know Endure. A use of Endure wastes a turn, because they will
survive any attack you launch. Endure outprioritizes every damaging attack and
never fails on the first try, and has a 50% success rate on the second
consecutive use.

This is why this is so difficult to win. If you have 5 turns to win and any of
them uses Endure at all, _you lose._

Now then, if you are actually successful in defeating all the maids and earning
the right to take part in the bonus battle, you should know a few things about
it.

The bonus Trainer uses just one Pokemon: A L35 Blissey. The moves change
depending on the Trainer, but they all have one thing in common. Each of them
are holding a Rare Candy, so you can steal it from them for a free Rare Candy.

If only it were that easy.

Each Blissey also has Fling, which chucks the user’s held item. They’ll usually
do this quickly, sometimes on the very first turn.

Unfortunately, there isn’t anything you can do about it. To ensure that you at
least get to play in the bonus battle, you’ll need a Pokemon that can kill a
Pokemon between turns. There are only three Pokemon who can do this: Abomasnow,
Hippowdon, and Tyranitar. Unless you’ve been trading from other versions, the
only one you currently have access to is Hippowdon (through his pre-evolution,
Hippopotas, found in Maniac Tunnel, who conveniently also has Sand Stream).

Also unfortunately, none of them can learn a move that switches the item of the
battlers, so you can only switch out for someone with a move like Thief or
Trick and hope they don’t use Fling. If they do, reset and try again.

In the room by the 5MKETAC, there’s a Luxury Ball. In the room next to it, you
will get another Soothe Bell. Next to that room you can find a Protein in the
trash can, as well as rest your Pokemon.

Head to the other side of the mansion, into the office of the owner of the
mansion, Backlot. Make sure you read the book on his table: you’ll receive
Pokedex data on Manaphy. It’s essential for completing the Sinnoh Pokedex, so
don’t forget about it! There’s also an item ball which contains TM87, Swagger.

Fun note: Come back to Backlot’s office between 2 AM and 5 AM and the guard by
his statue will be gone. You don’t get anything for touching it, and you won’t
get busted for it later, but if you _really_ want to touch it, do it then.

o——————————-o The Trophy Garden is located in the back of
| TROPHY GARDEN POKEMON LISTING | the mansion, straight ahead from the front
o——————————-o door. There isn’t anything worthy of note
| Roselia (all day) | here, but once you’ve beaten the game, there
| Staravia (all day) | are a few goodies to be had.
| Pichu (all day) |
| Pikachu (all day) | You can capture a Pichu or Pikachu here if
| Kricketune (morning/night) | you want, but other than that, this place
o——————————-o serves no purpose at this point in the game.

All right. Time to finish up. Leave the mansion and head up the middle path.

Gentleman Jeremy Socialite Reina Policeman Dylan
Chatot L27 Roselia L27 Hoothoot L26, Machop L24
$5400 $5400 $960

Policeman Alex Policeman Bobby
Hoothoot L25, Machop L25 Hoothoot L24, Machop L26
$1000 $1040

Just north of there is Hearthome City, bringing the Grand Trainer Smackdown to
a glorious end. Your team should be nice and strong now, more than strong
enough to smash Crasher Wake into submission. Heal, save, and fly to Pastoria
City and head to the Gym.

===============================
7e. Sub-Boss: Rival at Pastoria [pwnd2]
===============================

My Team Find your starter. Rival’s team is below it.

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | Money | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
o————o—–o —– o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 38 | $3600 | Staravia L34 | Staravia L34 | Staravia L34 |
| Glaceon | 38 | | Prinplup L36 | Grotle L36 | Monferno L36 |
| Magcargo | 38 | | Roselia L32 | Buizel L32 | Roselia L32 |
| Gardevoir | 37 | | Ponyta L32 | Ponyta L32 | Buizel L32 |
| Gastrodon | 39 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 38 |
o————o—–o Yeah, you probably got jumped the same as I did.

======================
7f. Boss: Crasher Wake [owooh]
======================

Follow the path straight up. Hit the yellow switch, and fight the kid.

Tuber Jacky
Bibarel L32
$128

Go down the stairs next to him, cross the bridges going north. Go up the two
flights of stairs and hit the green switch. Fight the guy.

Fisherman Walter
Whiscash L33
$1056

Go down the stairs and cross the bridge a little further south, ignoring the
yellow switch. Fight the guy standing by the blue switch.

Sailor Damian
Wingull L31, Pelipper L31
$992

Step on the blue switch and go south on the new path opened to you. A little
girl wishes for defeat – do not hold out on her.

Tuber Caitlin
Azurill L27, Azumarill L31, Marill L29
$124

Straight up is another guy.

Fisherman Erick
Goldeen L28, Gyarados L31, Seaking L31
$992

Step on the green switch. Go down the stairs and go all the way down to the
yellow switch (skipping the two switches next to each other). Then, go all the
way up, then left. Go up a couple stairs and fight the last guy here.

Sailor Samson
Wingull L29, Shellos L30, Golduck L31
$992

Hit the switch and cross over to increase your Badge collection by one.

My Team Crasher Wake’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Gyarados L33 | Floatzel L37 | Quagsire L34 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 38 | —– | Bite | Brine | Yawn |
| Glaceon | 38 | $4440 | Brine | Crunch | Mud Shot |
| Magcargo | 38 | | Twister | Aqua Jet | Rock Tomb |
| Gardevoir | 40 | | Waterfall | Ice Fang | Water Pulse |
| Gastrodon | 39 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 38 |
o————o—–o The first thing you’ll notice is that Crasher Wake leads
with Gyarados, who has Intimidate, so you’ll not want to
lead with a physical attacker. As for actually fighting it, he’s pretty tame.
Brine is Crasher Wake’s special technique. If the target is below half its HP,
it does double damage. This can do some big damage… just not on Gyarados. His
Special Attack is laughable, really.

Quagsire is fairly standard, but it’s weird that he’s missing Brine,
considering that he would be the best user of it on Crasher Wake’s team. Yawn
will put your Pokemon to sleep if they’re still in at the end of the following
turn, so be wary of that.

Floatzel is the strongest Pokemon that Crasher Wake has. Luckily, Aqua Jet has
low power, but it has priority. Brine is weak, but it still has a really high
base power when you’re below half HP, and combined with Floatzel’s naturally
high Speed, it can net some surprise KOs.

He has a Hyper Potion to heal his Pokemon, and Floatzel is holding a Sitrus
Berry. If, like me, you’re higher in level than his Pokemon, you’re not gonna
have a lot of trouble with this fight. Defeating Crasher Wake will earn you the
Fen Badge, the right to use Surf out of battle, and TM55, Brine.

==================
8. The Sixth Badge [mynbj]
==================

Objectives
———-

* Become Cynthia’s lackey.
* Face off against the leader of Team Galactic.
* Play with Surf!
* Remind your rival who’s boss.
* Scope out Iron Island.
* Earn your sixth Badge.

Now that you have five Badges, all shops now carry Ultra Balls, Hyper Potions,
Full Heals, and Max Repels! Super cool.

Go around Crasher Wake and follow the path to the entrance. As soon as you
leave, your rival starts talking to you, going on about his new master, Crasher
Wake, but then Crasher Wake comes out and tells him he’s a dumb liar and needs
to shut his mouth. Your rival mentions a bomb at the Great Marsh, causing
Crasher Wake to freak out and head straight for the marsh.

Hold off on following him for now and fly to Jubilife City. Go to the Poketch
Company and talk to the president for the #14 Link Searcher app. By tapping it,
it scans the surrounding area and tells you how many people are connected
wirelessly. Considering that you can just look around you and see how many
people are connected, you’re only getting this just to have them all.

Go back to Pastoria City and head to the Great Marsh, where you will hear a
tremor. A Galactic grunt will run out of the marsh, diss Crasher Wake, and take
off running. Crasher Wake investigates the marsh and instructs you two to not
let anyone in while he does so. Your rival, still super eager to please Crasher
Wake, tells you that he’ll stand guard while you go chase that dude down.

=======================
8a. A Chase and a Chore [cttgg]
=======================

Head east through Route 213, speaking to the grunt as you hunt him down.
Eventually, he will tire of running and agree to fight you.

Galactic Grunt
Croagunk L31
$1240

He’ll slowly walk away after that, after which Cynthia will appear and gives
you the SecretPotion to take care of the Psyduck blocking the path to the
second half of Route 210. She also gives you an Old Charm to deliver to her
granny in Celestic Town.

The Psyduck group is north of Solaceon Town. You may have noticed them blocking
the path north when you first conquered Route 210.

Fly to Solaceon Town and pick up someone with Defog. Go to Route 210 and
examine the Psyduck. Use the SecretPotion on them and they’ll leave, leaving
you free to explore.

o—————————o Head to the left for a Max Repel. There’s a
| ROUTE 210 POKEMON LISTING | Trainer hidden in the grass nearby.
o—————————o
| Bibarel (all day) | Can you find him?
| Machoke (all day) |
| Machop (all day) | Ninja Boy Brennan
| Meditite (all day) | Zubat L30, Skorupi L32
| Scyther (all day) | $256
| Swablu (all day) |
| Hoothoot (night) | Dowsing around here for a Full Heal. Head right
| Noctowl (night) | for another hidden Trainer.
o—————————o
Ninja Boy Fabian
Above him is a Hyper Potion. Croagunk L31 x2
If you head right, you can $248
dowsing for another Hyper
Potion. Northwest of this kid, you can dowsing for an Ultra Ball. In the upper
right corner, there’s a third Trainer.

Ninja Boy Bruce
Stunky L33
$264

Go up and right into the short (tall) grass for a Nest Ball. Back on the main
path, go up and immediately use Defog to make your life easier.

Straight above you is a discolored spot of grass that a Trainer’s hiding in.

Ninja Boy Joel
Zubat L29, Golbat L29, Stunky L29, Skorupi L29
$232

Head left on either path.

Ace Trainer Alyssa
Aipom L32, Girafarig L32, Grotle L33
$1980

And above her is a forced 2v2 battle!

Double Team Zac & Jen
Gyarados L36; Raichu L36
$8640

Ace Trainer Ernest
Scyther L32, Probopass L31, Luxio L34
$2040

Go left across the log and head straight into the kid hidden in the dirt.

Ninja Boy Davido
Mothim L33
$264

Go down, smash the rock blocking your path to the item ball containing TM30,
Shadow Ball, and go back to the main path.

Black Belt Adam
Machoke L34
$816

Down the stairs and to the right is another hidden kid.

Ninja Boy Nathan
Stunky L31, Golbat L31
$248

Pick up the Smoke Ball and continue left.

Bird Keeper Brianna Veteran Brian
Hoothoot L31, Noctowl L33 Tangela L32, Ponyta L32, Buizel L32
$1056 $2560

Celestic Town is dead ahead.

First things first: exploration time. Start with the Pokemon Center. Heal your
Pokemon if needed. A guy in here will give you a free Great Ball every day if
your lead Pokemon is happy. It’s kinda lame, but it’s free. If you ever find
yourself in this neck of the woods again, stop in and pick one up.

Moving left, the house next to the Pokemon Center has a dude in it who will
give you the #12 Analog Watch app. It’s… an analog watch. Yep.

The building in the northwest corner serves as this town’s Poke Mart. You can
buy Repeat Balls here, which helps a lot in catching the Unown. They act like
Master Balls for them once you catch one.

In this same building, the guy behind the counter will give you three pairs of
glasses depending on the time of day you speak to him. Talk to him in the
morning for Choice Specs, during the day for BlackGlasses, and at night for
Wise Glasses. You can only do this once, unfortunately, so you can only get one
pair for each.

Go back to the south side of town and head into the pit. Go to the ledge on the
right for a Dragon Fang. Speak to the goon blocking your way into the ruins and
mess with him.

Galactic Grunt
Houndour L32, Golbat L30
$1200

After that, you will meet the elder of Celestic Town and deliver the Old Charm
as ordered. She suggests you go check out the ruins, so do that.

Examine the wall in the back and the elder will talk about it. Cyrus will show
up just then and offer you to challenge him in battle. If you say no, you will
have a chance to heal and save if you haven’t already, so tell him yes once
you’ve prepared.

===================
8b. Sub-Boss: Cyrus [lhgge]
===================

My Team Cyrus’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Sneasel L34 | Golbat L36 | Murkrow L36 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 40 | —– | Slash | Bite | Drill Peck |
| Glaceon | 39 | $6480 | Ice Punch | Air Cutter | Night Shade |
| Magcargo | 40 | | | Supersonic | Faint Attack |
| Gardevoir | 40 | | | | |
| Gastrodon | 39 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 39 |
o————o—–o I apologize for not getting all of Cyrus’s attacks, but I
did get everything that mattered, which you’ll notice is
not a lot at all. He’s really easy to beat. Ice Punch on Sneasel is probably
the biggest thing you have to worry about, perhaps Drill Peck from Murkrow.
Golbat is your typical Golbat that you have seen on every Zubat/Golbat user in
the entire game… nothing special at all. This is what the leader of Team
Galactic is capable of? Ha! Crasher Wake could destroy this guy easily!

Cyrus will leave after you shame him. Her grandmother will hand over HM3, Surf,
as thanks. Leave the ruins and Cynthia will appear briefly, mentioning Canalave
City. That’s where the next Gym is, but we just got the ability to cross the
water! There’s a whole ‘nother half of Sinnoh to explore!

===========
8c. Soifin’ [yay!!]
===========

Before we get soifin’, there’s a few things on Route 211’s west side we need to
take care of. Heal up and leave through the west exit. Get on the plateau and
go nuts.

Bird Keeper Katherine
Noctowl L34
$1088

Talk to the green-haired dude for TM77, Psych Up.

Ruin Maniac Harry
Bronzor L28/L30/L32
$1536

Ninja Boy Nick
Skorupi L32, Croagunk L30
$240

Go down and right for a Carbos and one more fight.

Black Belt Sean
Croagunk L31, Machoke L31, Meditite L31
$744

You can go into Mt. Coronet and pick up and Escape Rope, but that’s all in
there.

Okay, you’ve gained a new Pokemon-finding method, so I’ll now recap all areas
up to this point in which you can find Pokemon by surfing:

Eterna City: Golduck, Psyduck
Great Marsh: Quagsire, Wooper
Oreburgh Gate: Golbat, Golduck, Psyduck, Zubat
Mt. Coronet (1F): Golbat, Zubat
Ravaged Path: Golbat, Golduck, Psyduck, Zubat
Route 203: Golduck, Psyduck
Route 204: Golduck, Psyduck
Route 205 (s): Gastrodon, Shellos, Tentacool, Tentacruel
Route 205 (n): Golduck, Psyduck
Route 208: Golduck, Psyduck
Route 209: Golduck, Psyduck
Route 212: Golduck, Psyduck
Route 213: Gastrodon, Shellos, Tentacool, Tentacruel, Wingull
Route 214: Golduck, Psyduck
Twinleaf Town: Golduck, Psyduck
Valley Windworks: Gastrodon, Shellos, Tentacool, Tentacruel

And now, to continue on our journey. Head south from Sandgem Town and surf.

o—————————o Your first victims are a couple little kids you
| ROUTE 219 POKEMON LISTING | can probably fight in doubles if you’re slick
o—————————o enough.
| Pelipper (surfing) |
| Tentacool (surfing) | Tuber Trenton Tuber Mariel
| Tentacruel (surfing) | Shellos L31/L33 Marill L31/L33
| Wingull (surfing) | $132 $132
o—————————o

Dowsing for a Zinc and continue south.

o—————————o SwimmerF Jessica SwimmerF Erica
| ROUTE 220 POKEMON LISTING | Goldeen L30 x2/L31, Seaking L33 Finneon L35
o—————————o $528 $560
| Pelipper (surfing) |
| Tentacool (surfing) | Pick up the Max Repel, then go down for a Splash
| Tentacruel (surfing) | Plate. Continue east.
| Wingull (surfing) |
| Finneon (fishing, GR) | SwimmerM Adrian
| Lumineon (fishing, GR) | Remoraid L32, Tentacool L30, Octillery L34
o—————————o $544

Pick up the Carbos, staying low while you go right to one more Trainer.

SwimmerF Vanessa
Golduck L35
$560

Go back to where you picked up the Carbos and then go north.

SwimmerM Vincent
Pelipper L33, Gastrodon L33
$520

To your right, an optional 2v2 fight.

SwimmerF Claire SwimmerM Erik
Floatzel L35 Tentacruel L35
$560 $560

You’ll see a swimmer to the east, but you can go north and west through the
rocks next to him to fight a lone girl.

SwimmerF Katelyn
Buizel L32, Medicham L32, Seaking L32
$512

o—————————o Now take on the swimmer you passed up.
| ROUTE 221 POKEMON LISTING |
o—————————o SwimmerM Dillon
| Floatzel (all day) | Remoraid L33, Floatzel L33
| Girafarig (all day) | $528
| Roselia (all day) |
| Sudowoodo (all day) | Pick up the Protein on land and then continue
| Pelipper (surfing) | east.
| Tentacool (surfing) |
| Tentacruel (surfing) | Fisherman Cory
| Wingull (surfing) | Finneon L30/L32/L34
| Finneon (fishing, GR) | $1088
| Lumineon (fishing, GR) |
o—————————o To the right of him, you’ll find an Ultra Ball.
Down into the grass, dowsing for a Hyper Potion
To the north and west a bit, and a Max Revive.
you’ll find a Pure Incense.
Dowsing by the house here for a Big Mushroom. Inside, the guy here will ask you
to bring him a Pokemon of a certain level. If you can show him one, he will
give you a Black Belt. Do it again the next day and he’ll give you an Expert
Belt. Do it on a third day and you will receive a Focus Sash. You can repeat
this process as many times as you like.

Continue east, staying low, you’ll encounter a young lady.

Ace Trainer Shannon
Cherrim L34, Lopunny L35, Azumarill L34
$2100

Keep going and you will find TM81, X-Scissor, and another Trainer. Dowsing in
the grass here for a Carbos.

Ace Trainer Jake
Staraptor L35, Girafarig L36
$2160

Skip over Pal Park and go left.

Collector Ivan
Togetic L35
$2240

That’s all for this area. Moving on! Fly to Jubilife City and go north to Route
204. Go around the fence on the left and surf downward for a Sea Incense. Surf
northeast on the other bit of water and pick up an HP Up.

Go to Ravaged Path and smash the rocks blocking your way to the water. Follow
the path on the water to the end for TM03, Water Pulse. Back at the beginning,
break the rocks in your path and you will find a Luck Incense.

Fly to Floaroma Town, heal your Pokemon, and go east to Valley Windworks. Surf
around the other side of the fence for an Electirizer. Dowsing for a Max
Elixir. Surf a little more to the right for TM24, Thunderbolt.

Go to Route 205 just to the west and surf west, and then north. You’ll reach
Fuego Ironworks. Jump off going south and you’ll enter Floaroma Meadow.

There are four item balls, containing a Leaf Stone, Ultra Ball, Rare Candy, and
Miracle Seed. There are also 5 Honey, a Hyper Potion, a Max Revive, a Full
Heal, and a Revive that are hidden in the flowers. South of there is Floaroma
Town, so don’t jump the ledge. Instead, go back north and surf to the other
side, where Fuego Ironworks is at.

o———————————o Dowsing in the grass for an Ultra Ball,
| FUEGO IRONWORKS POKEMON LISTING | and dowsing on the side of the building
o———————————o for a Big Mushroom. Enter the large
| Floatzel (all day) | building.
| Magnemite (all day) |
| Magmar (all day) | Get familiar with this place, because
| Gastrodon (all day) | you’ll be coming back here often. Begin
| Pelipper (surfing) | by going left, picking up the Yellow
| Tentacool (surfing) | Shard. Go left, up, and fight.
| Tentacruel (surfing) |
| Wingull (surfing) | Worker Dillan
| Finneon (fishing, GR) | Machop L33, Machoke L33
o———————————o $1320

Go right, and then up into the enclosed area. Pick up the Calcium. Go up and
left to the area you just came from, then go down and take the bottom path
right. You will end up next to a dude to battle.

Worker Holden
Magnetmite L32 x3
$1280

Go down and pick up the Red Shard you passed over, and then go back up to where
Holden is. Step on the panel on the right and then on the next panel to go for
a little ride. Pick up the Blue Shard, then go up and right to pick up the
Green Shard that you passed on your way.

Go into the little enclosed square and then step on the panel on the right to
end up next to a drum. Go right and up and pick up the Fire Stone. Go straight
down and step on the panel pointing down. You’ll be next to three that are
pointing left. Step on the top one, and have a battle.

Worker Conrad
Magmar L35
$1400

Go back into the room with all the panels in it, being careful not to step on
any, and pick up the Rock Incense. Go back to where you fought Conrad and step
on the panel leading up.

Pick up the item ball containing TM35, Flamethrower, and speak to the fat man.
This is Mr. Fuego, and he’ll give you a Star Piece when you talk to him.

The cool thing about Mr. Fuego is that he will take any Star Pieces you have
(including the one he just gave you) and give you one of each colored Shard in
return. Considering that you will need all the Shards you can get to learn
moves, this is a sweet deal.

Step down to the exit and enjoy your new swag!

Fly to Oreburgh City and enter Mt. Coronet from Route 207. Surf across the
water for a Protein. Go back, up some stairs, then down to some more water you
can surf across for a Dawn Stone.

Fly to Hearthome City and go west to Route 208. Get on the mountain and
continue left until you can go north on a bridge. Do so, pass the karate man,
and go down to the water. Surf right for another battle.

Fisherman Cody
Barboach L33, Gyarados L33
$1056

Fly to Eterna City. On the eastern side of town, there’s some water you can
surf on. On the other side, there’s a hidden Moon Stone.

Fly to Hearthome City. Go south to Route 212. When you hit the water, surf and
pick up the Iron. Continue south until you hit more water. Cross it for a Rose
Incense.

Continue south more, through the rainy part, until you get to the first spot
you can surf. Cross the water and pick up TM84, Poison Jab. Go east. When you
hit the fishermen, surf to the two tiles underneath the trees. Dowsing for Max
Ether.

Fly to Pastoria City and leave east to Route 213. Head to the beach, get in the
water, and go east. You’ll come across two paths. Take the lower path and
you’ll come across a swimmer with a really weird swimming pattern.

SwimmerF Haley
Psyduck L31, Azumarill L35
$560

You’ll see a Sailor on dry land, but skip him for now. You should see a break
in the rocks below you, enabling you to go left. Do so.

SwimmerM Sheltin
Gyarados L32 x3
$512

On the small bit of land to his left, there’s a visible Max Revive, and a
hidden Big Pearl you can dowsing for. Go back to the sailor and take him out.

Sailor Paul
Tentacool L31, Pelipper L31, Machoke L34
$1088

Surf through the rocks going north, and fight the two people here.

SwimmerM Evan SwimmerF Mary
Golduck L32/L34 Finneon l33, Pelipper L33
$544 $528

Above them is a Water Stone. If you want, you can surf your way south around
all the rocks and then dowsing for a Big Pearl.

Fly to Hearthome City and go east to Route 209. Go to the Pikachu kid and go
around to the grass. There’s a single tile you can surf on. Follow this path
for TM19, Giga Drain.

Fly to Oreburgh City and head to Oreburgh Gate’s lower level. Surf to your left
to find an old man all by his lonesome.

Veteran Grant
Riolu L34, Graveler L34, Staraptor L34
$2720

One last thing to do. Fly to Veilstone City and leave south to Route 214.
Immediately you will see some water you can cross. A Rare Candy awaits.

Time to progress. Fly to Jubilife City.

===============
8d. To Canalave [tclak]
===============

Leave west to Route 218. It’s a small route, but we haven’t been able to
actually get anywhere until now.

o—————————o As soon as you get there, surf straight up and
| ROUTE 218 POKEMON LISTING | right for a Rare Candy. Back on land, you’ll
o—————————o quickly find that the route is split by large
| Floatzel (all day) | boulders. Surf below the rocks two dudes
| Mr. Mime (all day) | standing next to a Hyper Potion. Pick it up and
| Gastrodon (all day) | then waste them.
| Chatot (morning/day) |
| Gastrodon (surfing) | Fisherman Miguel
| Shellos (surfing) | Gyarados L33 x2
| Tentacool (surfing) | $1056
| Tentacruel (surfing) |
o—————————o Fisherman Luc
Remoraid L29 x2/L30/L31, Gyarados L31
Now you can go on the $992
northern path.

Sailor Skyler Guitarist Tony
Mantyke L32, Machoke L34 Kricketune L33, Magnemite L33
$1088 $792

In the building to your left, you’ll speak to Dawn’s father again, who will
upgrade your Pokedex to enable it to compare male and female versions of
Pokemon. Mostly useless, kinda nifty, just be happy you’ve got it.

Welcome to Canalave City!

Head right into the first house you see and talk to the person on the right for
TM48, Skill Swap.

Above the Poke Mart is the Move Deleter. Come here if you want to get rid of
some HMs on your Pokemon. At this stage of the game, the only HM you don’t need
anymore is Cut (you can use it one more time right before you get the 8th
Badge), so you can get rid of it if you want. Make sure you have a spot
on your team for Surf, Strength, and Rock Smash; you will want to make sure you
also have a teammate for Waterfall and Rock Climb, two HMs you will get later.

Heal and save before crossing that bridge…

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8e. Sub-Boss: Rival at Canalave [pwnd3]
===============================

My Team Find your starter. Rival’s team is below it.

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | Money | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
o————o—–o —– o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 45 | $3820 | Staraptor L36 | Staraptor L36 | Staraptor L36 |
| Glaceon | 42 | | Heracross L37 | Heracross L37 | Heracross L37 |
| Magcargo | 41 | | Empoleon L38 | Torterra L38 | Infernape L38 |
| Gardevoir | 42 | | Roserade L35 | Floatzel L35 | Roserade L35 |
| Gastrodon | 41 | | Rapidash L35 | Rapidash L35 | Floatzel L35 |
| Kricketune | 45 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
o————o—–o
As you can see, your rival’s added a Heracross to his
team, as well as raised and evolved the rest of his crew. If you started with
Turtwig, be very wary of Infernape. It’s quite fast, very strong, and can put a
hurtin’ to you if you’re not careful.

Those of you facing Roserade should be careful of Toxic Spikes. Anyone you
switch in will be poisoned, so take Roserade out before that happens.

Floatzel is very fast, as you’re probably familiar with. Luckily, the worst
thing you have to worry about there is Aqua Jet.

After you thrash him, he mentions Iron Island and then leaves.

o——————————-o Go back and heal. If you have a team of 6
| CANALAVE CITY POKEMON LISTING | Pokemon, drop someone in the PC for now. It
o——————————-o doesn’t matter who, but just make sure you
| Gastrodon (surfing) | have at least one open spot in your party.
| Shellos (surfing) | We’re headed to Iron Island, and encounters
| Tentacool (surfing) | are high. Make sure you have plenty of Max
| Tentacruel (surfing) | Repels on you.
| Finneon (fishing, GR) |
o——————————-o Cross the bridge and go south to the dock.
Before speaking to the sailor, surf downward
and pick up the cleverly hidden TM89, U-turn.

Do you have an open spot on your team? If so, talk to the sailor and have him
take you to Iron Island.

===============
8f. Iron Island [feiln]
===============

o—————————–o All right. This place isn’t too huge, so let’s
| IRON ISLAND POKEMON LISTING | get it done.
o—————————–o
| Golbat (everywhere) | At the entrance, you’ll find that a dude is
| Graveler (everywhere) | blocking the way. He introduces himself as
| Geodude (1F only) | Riley and gives you HM4, Strength. He’ll head
| Zubat (1F only) | inside, so you should really follow him in.
| Onix (1F, B1, B2) |
| Steelix (B2/B3 only) | You’ll be met with two paths. Go left for now.
| Pelipper (surfing) |
| Tentacool (surfing) | Camper Lawrence
| Tentacruel (surfing) | Aipom L34, Floatzel L36
| Wingull (surfing) | $576
| Finneon (fishing, GR) |
o—————————–o Go up the steps and pick up the Protector. Go
around this platform and get the other item
ball containing a Yellow Shard. Go down the other set of stairs in the entry
room now.

Go down for an Escape Rope. Go back up and then right. When you get a chance to
go down stairs, skip it and stay on the upper path. Go down for a Max Repel.

Now go down the stairs, and then left. Dowsing in this corner for a Star Piece.
Head down and take on the girl.

Picnicker Summer
Raichu L37
$592

Go up the steps above her, then down and left for a Revive. Go back to the
stairs to Summer’s right and head to the lift. Once you’re down it, head down
the right stairs.

Worker Noel
Magnemite L34/L36
$1440

Head right for an Elixir. Go back and then follow the path down.

Worker Braden
Steelix L37
$1480

Pick up TM23, Iron Tail, and then go to the other side of the barricade and
dowsing for a Star Piece.

Head back to the beginning of this area and then go down the left set of
stairs. Riley will join you here.

As with Cheryl and Mira before him, Riley will completely restore your whole
team after every battle, even ones he doesn’t participate in, making this a
great spot to get levels. I was already past Riley’s Lucario at this point, but
if your party isn’t, make sure they at least match him before you leave here.
His Lucario just falls short of OHKOing everything in here, which is
stupendously lame, but do what you can.

Now then, head left for some doubles goodness.

Hiker Damon Hiker Maurice
Nosepass L35, Onix L33, Steelix L34 Graveler L35, Rhyhorn L35
$1088 $1120

Far to the left of them is a Dusk Ball. Go up the nearby stairs and then go
down the side for a Magnet.

Go back to the main area and head straight down.

Worker Brendon Worker Quentin
Geodude L33 x2, Machoke L36 Magnemite L34, Machop L34, Graveler L34
$1440 $1360

Go up the stairs to your left and pick up the Max Potion. Go down past the
workers and up onto a platform, where you can dowsing for a Star Piece. To the
right, you’ll find an HP Up.

Go back to the entrance to this room and go straight down.

Black Belt Kendal Battle Girl Tyler
Toxicroak L38 Medicham L38
$912 $608

Go down, up the steps to the right, and then back up for an Ultra Ball. Go back
down past the stairs and dowsing for an Iron Plate in the pit. It can be pretty
hard to trigger with the Dowsing Machine, so it may just be quicker to blindly
select tiles until you hit it.

Go down the steps and continue left. Dowsing for a Star Piece. Go up the steps
for a Red Shard, then go down into the two Trainers left.

Ace Trainer Jonah
Quagsire L35, Hippopotas L8, Staraptor L36
$2280

Ace Trainer Brenda
Lopunny L38, Medicham L35, Kirlia L36
$2100

Before you go any further, use this opportunity to train your Pokemon. Once
you’re content with their levels, go down and approach the bad guys.

Galactic Grunt and Galactic Grunt
Zubatl L34, Houndour L34, Golbat L34; Glameow L34, Croagunk L34, Stunky L34
$2720

After the battle, Riley will give you an egg if you have an open space in your
party. The egg contains Riolu, pre-evolution of Lucario. It takes a while to
hatch… you should already have Riolu registered as seen in your Pokedex if
you’ve been following this guide, so hatching it is not necessary (if you
haven’t, it’s Veteran Grant in Oreburgh Gate B1F). By all means, feel free if
you’re bent on not holding onto eggs, or if you want to raise your very own
Lucario.

If you don’t have an open spot in your team, Riley will sit here and wait for
you to come back with one, and he’ll give you the egg then. However, that means
sailing back to Iron Island and then trekking through the whole cave again.
You’re better off just getting it now.

Riley leaves your party after that. Get on the lift, pick up the Shiny Stone,
and then get on the next lift. Enter the cave that doesn’t lead outside to a
separate room with a Metal Coat. Dowsing in here for a Nugget.

The other door leads to sweet, sweet freedom! Sail back to town, heal up, and
go straight to the Gym.

===============
8g. Boss: Byron [rorsh]
===============

Byron’s Gym is pretty huge, but a lot of it is open space. You’ll be using
lifts to get through the Gym. Start by going up to the first guy.

Black Belt Ricky
Steelix L38 Step on the left lift.
$912

Worker Jackson
Magnemite L34 x3 Go back down and head right.
$1360

Worker Gary
Magnemite L37 Step on the lift on the right. Continue on.
$1480

Ace Trainer Cesar
Scizor L40 Continue to a fork. When you reach it, go up as
$2400 far as you can.

Worker Gerardo
Magnemite L35 x2 Take the lifts next to him. The rest is one way.
$1400

Black Belt David Ace Trainer Breanna
Steelix L35/L37 Bronzor L35/L36/L38
$888 $2280

When you get to Byron, be sure to save.

My Team Byron’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Magneton L37 | Steelix L38 | Bastiodon L41 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 45 | —– | Tri Attack | Ice Fang | Taunt |
| Glaceon | 45 | $4920 | Metal Sound | Sandstorm | Stone Edge |
| Magcargo | 44 | | Thunderbolt | Earthquake | Metal Burst |
| Gardevoir | 45 | | Flash Cannon | Flash Cannon | Iron Defense |
| Gastrodon | 45 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 45 |
o————o—–o Flash Cannon is one of the coolest attack names ever.

The toughest part of this fight is at the very beginning. Magneton’s got great
Special Attack, great STAB moves on both of his types, and a solid third attack
on anything that might resist the first two. Metal Sound makes your day worse
by sharply dropping your Special Defense, which pretty much spells KO on the
next turn if you don’t switch out.

That said, Magneton has a nasty 4x weak to Ground, so basically any Ground move
will knock his lights out instantly.

Steelix may look tough, but his bark’s worse than his bite. Flash Cannon does
almost nothing to anything. The only thing you gotta worry about is Earthquake.
Ice Fang will hit your fliers hard, but really, any Water-type you have should
be able to outspeed and OHKO with a powerful STAB Surf.

Bastiodon may look weak, but he can be pretty tricky to beat if you’re not
careful. The trick is to force you into attacking with Taunt, then knock back
your attacks for double with Metal Burst. Stone Edge is Bastiodon’s only means
of direct attacking, so if you can Taunt him yourself, he’s gonna find himself
using Struggle after five turns. Bastiodon isn’t particularly powerful anyway,
so the only way Stone Edge is going to spell doom for you is if 1) you’re weak
to it and 2) he gets a critical hit. It has a high critical hit ratio, so it
may happen more often than you think.

Bastiodon is holding a Sitrus Berry, and Byron will utilize one Full Restore to
save his Pokemon. Defeat him to get the Mine Badge, the right to use Strength
out of battle, and TM91, Flash Cannon!

====================
9. The Seventh Badge [iskbj]
====================

Objectives
———-

* Gain access to and investigate Lake Valor.
* Meet and defeat another Team Galactic Commander.
* Defeat Mars again.
* BLIZZARD!!!
* Earn your seventh Badge.

Hate the blizzard. Hate the blizzard. Hate the blizzard. Hated it last game,
still hate it now. Ugh.

Your rival stops you as soon as you exit the Gym, and tells you to head to the
library. He goes and stands right in front of it, so get going. Head for the
top floor for a scene with Professor Rowan, Dawn, and your rival. Bonus points
to Professor Rowan for cutting the crap and admitting that none of you have a
choice and you all would have been forced to do his bidding anyway!

An explosion is heard, and the TV is watched. Looks like the guy who just sat
around and waited for Azelf to appear hit the jackpot, as he caught the
explosion on tape. It just so happens that the explosion happened at Lake
Valor, where Rowan is sending you.

Before we move on, go to Oreburgh Gate’s lower level. Surf to your left and
head down the stairs. Push the rock here for an Earth Plate. Just a bit above
that is a rock to crush and a boulder to push barring your path to TM01, Focus
Punch.

Now head to Lake Valor from Veilstone City.

================
9a. Boss: Saturn [phagh]
================

Upon arriving at Lake Valor, you’ll find that the whole thing has been blown
away. Magikarp are strewn everywhere, and a few grunts are still lingering.
Time to take care of business.

The path is pretty straightforward, but after this first guy, you can dowsing
for an HP Up. Be sure to grab it; after the lake fills up again, you won’t be
able to get it.

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Glameow L35, Murkrow L35 Golbat L37
$1400 $1480

Galactic Grunt
Croagunk L33, Stunky L33, Houndour L33, Glameow L33
$1320

Head into the cave and save.

My Team Saturn’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Golbat L38 | Toxicroak L40 | Bronzor L38 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 46 | —– | Bite | Revenge | Gyro Ball |
| Glaceon | 45 | $3200 | Toxic | Mud Bomb | Rock Tomb |
| Magcargo | 45 | | Air Cutter | Poison Jab | Shadow Ball |
| Gardevoir | 45 | | Supersonic | Faint Attack | Iron Defense |
| Gastrodon | 45 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 45 |
o————o—–o I hate Saturn and his stupid hair. Being introduced so
late in the game gives him no real reason to fight you
other than just being a part of Team Galactic. At least Mars and Jupiter fought
you early on and have a reason to want vengeance. Saturn is just… there.

Saturn’s Golbat is nothing special. Dispatch it as you would any other one.

Toxicroak you gotta watch out for, he’ll beat you silly. He has a 4x Psychic
weakness, so if you want a real easy time, send a Psychic-type out and watch
him cry as he goes second (more like doesn’t get a turn) and dies. He has a
Sitrus Berry, but that doesn’t mean much when he gets nuked in one hit.

Bronzor isn’t really anything great either. Gyro Ball has 5 PP and low base
power on… well, everything in-game, really. Yawn… man I hate Saturn.

Beat him and he leaves, but not before mentioning Lake Verity.

Fly to Twinleaf Town, heal up, and head to Lake Verity.

==============
9b. Boss: Mars [hoty3]
==============

o—————————–o Go go go!
| LAKE VERITY POKEMON LISTING |
o—————————–o Galactic Grunt and Galactic Grunt
| Bidoof (all day) | Croagunk L37 Glameow L33
| Starly (all day) | Golbat L33
| Golduck (surfing) | $2920 Murkrow L36
| Psyduck (surfing) |
| Goldeen (fishing, GR) |
o—————————–o

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Stunky L35, Houndour L35 Houndour L34, Glameow L36
$1400 $1440

Save…

My Team Mars’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Golbat L38 | Purugly L40 | Bronzor L38 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 46 | —– | Bite | Slash | Gyro Ball |
| Glaceon | 45 | $3200 | Toxic | Fake Out | Confuse Ray |
| Magcargo | 46 | | Air Cutter | Hypnosis | Extrasensory |
| Gardevoir | 45 | | Supersonic | Faint Attack | Iron Defense |
| Gastrodon | 45 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 45 |
o————o—–o I like Mars. Unlike Saturn, Mars has a reason to be angry
with you and want revenge. She’s my favorite Commander.
However, no matter
how cool Mars is as a person, her team is filled with lots and lots of sucky.

Her Golbat is an exact copy of Saturn’s… her Bronzor is much better than
Saturn’s by a million miles, though that isn’t really saying much. Purugly is,
of course, the big threat here. Hypnosis is as annoying as ever, and Thick Fat
does you no favors, either. Slash’s high critical hit chance can cause big
problems, and as always, Faint Attack will slam on your ghosts thinking they
can be slick and block all her attacks.

Purugly is holding a Sitrus Berry.

After her defeat, Galactic clears out. Rowan wants you to check on your rival,
who went to Lake Acuity far in the north. It’s not gonna be a fun trip…

Before you leave, surf left on Lake Verity and you’ll come across a big field
with an item ball that contains TM38, Fire Blast.

To get to Lake Acuity, we have to pass through Mt. Coronet. Fly to Eterna City.

========================
9c. The Icy Trek of Lame [sryko]
========================

To get through this lamefest, you will need Rock Smash and Strength. To get all
the items, you will need Surf as well. To make life a lot easier, bring Defog.

Enter Mt. Coronet from the Eterna side. Begin by busting the rock in your path
and push the boulder up to get TM69, Rock Polish. Head right, going north at
the exit and pushing the boulder up out of your way. Smash some rocks to your
left for a Rare Candy. Head to the stairs, but before you go down them, examine
the rock for a Red Shard.

o—————————–o Use Defog here. Smash the rock blocking the
| MT. CORONET POKEMON LISTING | Ultra Ball. The rock underneath it holds a
| BASEMENT, 1F NORTH SINNOH | Green Shard.
o—————————–o
| Bronzor (all day) | Go up until you hit the second flight of
| Chingling (all day) | stairs. Go down them, bust the rock in your
| Golbat (all day) | way and push the boulder aside. Claim the Soft
| Graveler (all day) | Sand and head to the water.
| Machoke (all day) |
| Meditite (all day) | On the northern end, dowsing for a Blue Shard.
| Nosepass (all day) | Jump in the lake.
| Clefairy (morning/night) |
o—————————–o There’s a Light Clay on a small bit of land,
and a Max Elixir straight above that.
Go left and break the rock in
your way. Dowsing between the two rocks above you for a Star Piece. Go up the
steps and push the boulder aside blocking a Revive. To your right is a path
with a couple rocks to smash leading to a Full Restore.

Go back to the far left side and head up to the stairs.

In the next room, follow the path to a cave leading north. In this small room
you will find a NeverMeltIce. Dowsing for a Nugget. Leave and go west to leave
the cave.

o—————————o Welcome to the jungle… the frozen, barren
| ROUTE 216 POKEMON LISTING | jungle. This is Route 216, and it’s completely
o—————————o covered in snow.
| Graveler (all day) |
| Meditite (all day) | Because you’re going through snow, you won’t be
| Snover (all day) | able to ride your bike at all from here on out.
| Sneasel (all day) | Also, the snow is deeper in some places, so you
| Noctowl (night) | won’t be able to run in those places. If that
| Snorunt (night) | weren’t enough, sometimes the snow is so deep
o—————————o that your walking speed is halved or even
_quartered._ Thankfully those places aren’t too
common, but it doesn’t stop this place from being any more lame. And to top it
all off…

Since it’s snowing, this means that it will be hailing in all your battles.
While this does nothing to power up or hinder any types, it will damage all
types _except_ Ice-types between turns. It’s… really lame. I suggest turning
off the animations if you haven’t done it already, just to save your sanity.

Let’s get this over with.

Start by going straight left to a guy.

Ace Trainer Blake
Ambipom L39, Porygon2 L40
$2280

Go back to the entrance and go up the stairs leading down. Before you cross the
bridge, dowsing for a PP Up. Cross up and go left past the next bridge for a
Full Heal. Continue on and fight.

Ace Trainer Maria
Golduck L38, Rapidash L39, Sudowoodo L38
$2280

Continue on, pick up the Revive. Head down the stairs back to the main path and
go left.

Ace Trainer Laura Skier Edward
Tropius L42 Sneasel L39
$2520 $1248

The house is a rest house.

Ace Trainer Garrett
Mr. Mime L37, Dusclops L39, Scyther L39
$2340

o—————————o The snow picks up here, but it won’t affect your
| ROUTE 217 POKEMON LISTING | battles any more than usual. When you get here,
o—————————o Maylene stops you to say a few things and then
| Sneasel (all day) | takes off. Continue your journey upward.
| Snover (all day) |
| Swinub (all day) | Ace Trainer Dalton
| Snorunt (night) | Electabuzz L40, Magmar L40
o—————————o $2400

Go up and left for a Blue Shard. Head straight up from here to find a young
lady.

Skier Madison
Snover L39
$1248

Dowsing above her for a Nugget.

Back at the tree, go directly east and you’ll see an item ball (it contains an
Ultra Ball), and probably get jumped by a kid hiding in the snow.

Ninja Boy Matthew
Golbat L39
$312

In this area, dowsing for a Full Heal. Take out the dude.

Skier Shawn
Snover L35/l36/L37
$1184

Go up until you find two trees. To the left, you’ll see an Iron. Dowsing above
the two trees for another Ultra Ball. Head straight up for a Rare Candy and
TM07, Hail. Go left and you’ll come across a house. The item ball behind it
contains HM8, Rock Climb. In the house, talk to the hiker and he will give you
an Icicle Plate if you have the Rock Climb HM in your inventory. Leave the
house and fight the Trainer just a little below it on the left side.

Ninja Boy Ethan
Skorupi L37, Golbat L37
$296

Go straight up and you will find a girl to battle.

Skier Lexie
Piloswine L37, Glaceon L37
$1187

If you head east from here, you’ll see a skier dude. Waste him.

Skier Bjorn
Swinub L36, Sneasel L38
$1216

Continue north. Between the tree and the house, dowsing for a Max Revive.
Inside the house is a girl who will give you a Spell Tag.

Above this house is a rock covered in ice. This is where Eevee evolves into
Glaceon, so if you want one, this is the place to get it. If you don’t have
Eevee in your party, this place isn’t a huge walk from Snowpoint City, so no
worries here.

Follow the trees left, going north when you are able.

Black Belt Luke Ace Trainer Olivia
Croagunk L37, Riolu L37, Machoke L37 Kirlia L38, Buneary L38, Seaking L39
$888 $2280

o———————————-o The snow lightens up here, but it’ll
| ACUITY LAKEFRONT POKEMON LISTING | still hail in your battles. Have you had
o———————————-o enough yet?
| Sneasel (all day) |
| Snover (all day) | Attempt to progress and you’ll see your
| Swinub (all day) | rival, up on the ledge above you. He
| Snorunt (night) | mentions that you need to get Snowpoint’s
o———————————-o Gym Badge if you want to get up to where
he is, and then runs off to chase Team
Galactic. Continue right, making sure you pick up the Ultra Ball hiding in the
corner. Go a bit further to the right and the Icy Trek of Lame officially,
finally, comes to an end.

================
9d. Tour de Snow [didfm]
================

Because the city is covered in snow, you still won’t be able to ride your bike
here. That’s okay, though, because the city isn’t that large.

You’ll notice the Gym straight ahead of you. While you could go take on the Gym
Leader right now, you may as well do everything you can before doing so.

The town branches off into seven paths, with the Gym in the center of town, so
use that if for some mystical reason… you get lost.

In the northwest house is a girl who will trade you her Haunter for your
Medicham. You can catch your own Medicham later, so don’t trade her yours if
you have one of your own. The Haunter is holding an Everstone, so it won’t
evolve when she trades it to you.

Next door is Snowpoint Temple. You can’t go in there, so ignore it for now.

o————–o—o—o—o—o There are two dudes in the northeast house.
| Name | R | B | Y | G |
o————–o—o—o—o—o One of them will tell you a trendy saying
| Helping Hand | 2 | 0 | 4 | 2 | every day. Talk to him every day to add a new
| Last Resort | 0 | 0 | 0 | 8 | word to your word bank. There are quite a few
| Magnet Rise | 0 | 2 | 4 | 2 | words, so you’ll be coming back for a couple
| Snore | 2 | 0 | 4 | 2 | weeks if you want to get them all.
| Spite | 0 | 0 | 8 | 0 |
| Swift | 0 | 2 | 2 | 4 | The other guy will teach you the moves listed
| Synthesis | 0 | 0 | 2 | 6 | to the left. A lot of them, except for Magnet
| Uproar | 0 | 6 | 0 | 2 | Rise, and Helping Hand if you’re into 2v2,
o————–o—o—o—o—o are pretty much useless.

Directly east of the Gym, you can dowsing for a Rare Candy. That’s all for this
town, so go down into the Pokemon Center, heal up (talk to Maylene for a tip on
fighting the Gym Leader) and head to the Gym.

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9e. Boss: Candice [ehhhe]
=================

The goal here is to bust your way through the snowballs that are blocking your
path to the Gym Leader. The trick here is that you can only go in one direction
at a time due to the slippery floors. It can get pretty confusing, but I’m
going to walk you through it literally one step at a time. When I say to move
in a direction, I mean press the D-pad one time in that direction.

Do not press another direction until you stop moving. This is imperative if you
want to not get confused by my directions.

You should see one tile of snow to the right of the entry area. Step on it.
Step up, sending you crashing through some snowballs and up to the next level.
Step up again to fight your first battle.

Ace Trainer Anton
Glalie L44
$2640

Right, down.

Ace Trainer Savannah
Snorunt L39/L40, Glalie L42
$2520

Left, left (you won’t break through), down. You should be on near two
snowballs. Press left three times and then press up.

Ace Trainer Sergio
Snover L41, Sneasel L42
$2520

Press right three times. You will crash through a snowball.

Down, left, left. Another snowball cleared.

Down, left, left. Down, left three times, up, right. Five snowballs gone.

Left, down, left three times, up. You should be back at the snow patch you were
on before.

Up, right, down, down.

Ace Trainer Brenna
Sneasel L40, Snorunt L40, Snover L41
$2460

Press right. You’ve cleared another snowball.

Ace Trainer Isaiah
Piloswine L44
$2640

Down, left four times, up. Remember this spot?

Up, right, down, right. You’ve cleared another snowball.

Left, down, down, left, left, down, right. You’re in between two snowballs now.

Walk straight up.

My Team Candice’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Sneasel L40 | Piloswine L40 | Abomasnow L42 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 46 | —– | Slash | Hail | Avalanche |
| Glaceon | 45 | $5280 | Ice Shard | Avalanche | Focus Blast |
| Magcargo | 46 | | Aerial Ace | Earthquake | Water Pulse |
| Gardevoir | 45 | | Faint Attack | Stone Edge | Wood Hammer |
| Gastrodon | 45 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 45 | | Froslass L44 |
o————o—–o Four Pokemon?? Whoa, stepping it up! o—————-o
| Psychic |
Candice leads with a Sneasel. I’m sure you’re familiar with | Blizzard |
it by now. Pretty fast, kinda strong, really frail, dies in | Double Team |
one hit to pretty much anything? Faint Attack is the worst | Shadow Ball |
thing coming from him. Ice Shard is weak, but has priority o—————-o
and STAB.

Piloswine is mildly dangerous, with a powerful Earthquake at his disposal.
Avalanche is Candice’s special move. It’s a physical attack with negative
priority. If the user is hurt before the move is launched, it will have double
strength. I suggest using a Water-type against Mamoswine to protect you from a
superpowered Avalanche, and to hit on weakness as well.

Abomasnow, evolution of Snover, will start up an eternal hailstorm when he
comes into play. If she hasn’t used Froslass yet, it’s suggested you change the
weather if at all possible. Abomasnow is strong, and his moveset reflects this.
That said, Abomasnow has a ton of weaknesses – Bug, Flying, Rock, Fighting,
Steel, and especially Fire can all hit him super effectively. Fire hits him
hardest. One hit will take him out, so if you can hit him before he hits you,
that’s pretty much good game.

Froslass is Candice’s best Pokemon. She can be pretty tough to beat for a few
reasons. The biggest reason is a STAB Blizzard that will never miss if it’s
hailing, so you need to change the weather ASAP if you are able. The next
reason is because of Froslass’s ability, Snow Cloak. It increases evasion by
20% in hail, so any move with 100% accuracy now has 80% accuracy. To top it all
off, Froslass knows Double Team, sending your accuracy even further down the
tubes. Top it off with a powerful Shadow Ball (and for some reason, Psychic)
and you’ve got a tough and powerful monster. The good news is, like Sneasel,
Froslass is very frail and can’t take a hit. Strike hard and fast before she
can get too many Double Teams in, and you’ll have her KOed in no time.

Froslass has a Sitrus Berry attached, and Candice will use both a Hyper Potion
and a Full Restore to cure her beasts. Get through this battle for the Icicle
Badge, the ability to use Rock Climb out of battle, and TM72, Avalanche.

====================
10. The Eighth Badge [bcnbj]
====================

Objectives
———-

* Check up on your rival at Lake Acuity.
* Storm the Galactic HQ and defeat Cyrus and Saturn.
* Ascend Mt. Coronet and defeat Mars and Jupiter.
* Put an end to Cyrus’s ambitions in the Distortion World.
* Stop Giratina before the two worlds merge.
* Head to Sunyshore City and earn your eighth and final Badge.

Now that you have seven Badges, all shops will now carry Max Potions. You
probably won’t ever need to buy them, but it’s good to know that you don’t have
to go to Veilstone City Department Store just to buy them anymore.

Before you do anything, fly to Jubilife City and head to the Poketch Company.
Speak to the president and he will give you the #16 Move Tester app. Don’t know
your type matchups? This is perfect for you.

We have access to a new HM now, so it’s time to go cross the world and get all
the items you can get!

Fly to Hearthome City and go west. There’s a wall you can climb if you go north
past the hiker on the bridge and down the stairs by the karate kid.

Hiker Alexander
Graveler L38, Probopass L40
$1280

Smash the upper rock and examine the wall for a Star Piece.

Fly to Pastoria City and go east to Route 213. Climb up the wall here and
dowsing for an HP Up. Pick up the visible item ball which contains TM05, Roar.

Climb down and go east to the end of the beach. Surf north on the water and
you’ll see a wall to climb. There’s a Sun Stone in the wall. Enter the house
and talk to the guy here and he will give you the #15 Coin Toss app. Touch the
coin and it’ll flip. Very simple, yet very effective.

South of there you’ll see a wall to climb down, where you can do so for a
Protein.

Go to the left of the Seven Stars Restaurant. Go up the stairs and stand two
tiles to the right of the house. You can climb down the wall here. Follow the
path to the end for an Iron and TM85, Dream Eater.

Fly to Celestic Town. Pick up someone with Defog and leave west to Route 211.
Bust the rocks on the plateau and climb up. Face right and press A for a
Calcium. Go left and claim TM29, Psychic.

Now go through Celestic Town to the east side, blow the fog away, and go until
you find the walls to climb. You’ll find one Trainer here:

Dragon Tamer Patrick
Gible L34
$1088

There’s a Zinc on the ledge. Don’t pass it up. There are some stairs to your
left, by walls you climbed. Go down the stairs and dowsing for a Shiny Stone.

Inside the house is an old lady who will teach your Dragon-types the move Draco
Meteor if their happiness is maxed out. It isn’t very useful for in-game, but
knowing where to find this girl is very helpful. Too bad you’ll have to have
someone with Rock Climb every time you want to access her.

Now fly to Snowpoint City. Heal up if you need to and backtrack all the way to
Route 216, right near the entrance to Mt. Coronet. There’s a wall to climb.

Go right.

Black Belt Philip Skier Kaitlyn Skier Bradley
Machoke L40 Swinub L36, Snover L38 Snorunt L36, Snover L36, Swinub L36
$960 $1216 $1152

Head right a Mental Herb, then an HP Up, then a girl.

Skier Andrea
Snover L39
$1248

Continue to the end for a Max Potion and TM13, Ice Beam.

Go back to Acuity Lakefront, climb up the wall, and pick up the Reaper Cloth to
the right. Go north into the lake for a scene with your rival, who’s just been
whooped by Jupiter.

o—————————–o She suggests _not_ going to their HQ in
| LAKE ACUITY POKEMON LISTING | Veilstone, so we’re going to completely ignore
o—————————–o that. After your rival has a revelation and
| Bibarel (all day) | leaves (without running this time – Jupiter
| Golduck (all day) | really must have done a number on him), you’re
| Psyduck (all day) | free to do the same, but not before surfing
| Sneasel (all day) | across the lake to a field that contains TM14,
| Snover (all day) | Blizzard.
| Snorunt (night) |
| Golduck (surfing) | Fly to Veilstone City. To the left of the
| Psyduck (surfing) | Pokemon Center, you can finally climb up the
| Goldeen (fishing, GR) | wall here and claim the Full Incense. Go to
o—————————–o the northeast corner of town and speak to the
grunt. He’ll run off. Looker will come now and
inform you that he has the key to get inside their HQ. It’s a bad idea to just
go in there guns blazing, so the two of you will infiltrate their hideout from
the back.

Go to the warehouse, where you picked up Fly. Looker will unlock the door and
rush in, signaling the start of your mission.

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10a. Infiltrating the Monkey Cage [rokit]
=================================

Start by taking the free Dusk Stone before you go down the stairs. The first
part is almost completely linear:

Galactic Grunt
Golbat L41
$1640

Go up at the fork for a Zinc. Resume killing.

Galactic Grunt
Houndour L38, Murkrow L40
$1600

Up two sets of stairs…

Galactic Grunt
Glameow L41
$1640

Time for some warp action. Step on the right panel and take TM49, Snatch. Back
in the first room, step on the left panel and then go up the steps. You can
warp here, so do so and continue on.

Scientist Fredrick
Kirlia L40, Kadabra L40
$1920

Get the Dubious Disc lying nearby, then go down the stairs. Go left and you’ll
find two item balls. One contains TM36, Sludge Bomb, and the other contains the
Galactic Key. Feel free to use it on the door here as a shortcut of sorts when
you have to go.

Go back to the room with the warp panel and the stairs. This time, go up the
stairs and go go go.

Galactic Grunt
Glameow L37, Croagunk L39, Murkrow L38
$1560

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Stunky L41 Murkrow L39, Stunky L39
$1640 $1560

Use the key on the door here and pick up TM21, Frustration.

Leave this place and go to the northeast building now.

Now that you have the Galactic Key, you can get into the main part of the
building. Despite the lobby being filled with grunts, no one says a thing when
you unlock the door with the key you’re not supposed to have. Oh well!

Go!

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Golbat L40/L38 Golbat L39, Houndour L39
$1520 $1560

At the fork, continue right. Take the top warp for a Green Shard. The bottom
warp leads to a Max Revive. Head back to the fork now, and go up.

Scientist Darrius
Porygon2 L42
$2016

Warp and watch the scene. When it’s finished, go left. Examine the bed on the
right’s lower tile for a Poke Doll. You can also rest in the bed to get your
team fully healed. I think it’s a bit weird that you would go to sleep while
deep in the enemy’s main HQ, but whatever.

Go up the stairs and fight these grunts however you wish.

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Croagunk L38, Stunky L38, Glameow L38 Stunky L38, Croagunk L40
$1520 $1600

You’ll see three teleporters. Step on the middle one to be lead to a Max
Elixir. The right one leads to a Protein (hidden behind the boxes). The left
one takes you further in. Go up the steps, use the key, and save.

This is one of the most lucrative boss battles in the game, so equip the Amulet
Coin beforehand for big bucks.

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10b. Boss: Cyrus [srus2]
================

My Team Cyrus’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Sneasel L44 | Crobat L44 | Honchkrow L46 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 50 | —– | Slash | Bite | Astonish |
| Glaceon | 48 | $8280 | Screech | Air Cutter | Drill Peck |
| Magcargo | 50 | | Ice Punch | Supersonic | Night Shade |
| Gardevoir | 47 | | Quick Attack | Poison Fang | Faint Attack |
| Gastrodon | 47 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 50 |
o————o—–o Ha! Got all his moves this time. There aren’t really any
surprises for you this time around. Sneasel is nothing
special. You’ve seen plenty at this point in the game, I’m sure. Screech can
cause problems if you don’t kill him fast, but that’s all worth noting.

Crobat is the evolved form of Golbat. It’s just as annoying as ever. Poison
Fang has a 50% chance to inflict toxic poison, so cure that ASAP.

Honchkrow’s the only new face. It evolves from Murkrow and has a really nice
Attack score. Drill Peck and Faint Attack are the best moves he has to offer.
Electric-types, Magnemite line in particular, star here for hitting on his
weakness and resisting Drill peck (Magnemite line resists FA and Astonish too).

Honchkrow holds a Sitrus Berry, and Cyrus has a Hyper Potion to use here.

After the battle, he will give you a Master Ball (_save it_) and say that he’s
off to Mt. Coronet. He’ll take off, leaving you to save Azelf, Mesprit, and
Uxie. Go right and warp. Follow the path, picking up the Full Restore on the
way, and enter the next room. Before you talk to Saturn, save.

=================
10c. Boss: Saturn [gaomo]
=================

My Team Saturn’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Golbat L42 | Toxicroak L44 | Bronzor L42 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 50 | —– | Bite | X-Scissor | Gyro Ball |
| Glaceon | 49 | $3520 | Air Cutter | Poison Jab | Confuse Ray |
| Magcargo | 50 | | Confuse Ray | Brick Break | Shadow Ball |
| Gardevoir | 48 | | Poison Fang | Faint Attack | Extrasensory |
| Gastrodon | 47 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 50 |
o————o—–o All three of Saturn’s Pokemon have upgraded movesets, but
they’re still as jokey as ever. Toxicroak is still the
only dangerous one, but that nifty 4x weakness to Psychic will do him in in
less time than it took you to read this sentence. He is holding a Sitrus Berry,
and Faint Attack can hit your Psychic-types hard, but what chance does he have
when he dies in a single hit?

When you beat Saturn, he steps aside and invites you to free the pixies from
their prisons, since they’re no longer needed. Do so and everyone will run away
aside from Charon, who is even more useless than Saturn is.

It’s time to confront Cyrus once and for all at Mt. Coronet!

You will have an one-time opportunity to catch a legendary Pokemon. While you
could easily catch it with the Master Ball, it’s a stationary Pokemon, so you
can just chuck Ultra Balls or Dusk Balls at it until you capture it. Make sure
you stock up before continuing. Take no fewer than 30 of each ball you buy.

When you’re ready, fly to Oreburgh City.

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10d. Mt. Coronet [mcadw]
================

To complete this dungeon, you will need Surf, Strength, Rock Smash, and Rock
Climb.

Leave Oreburgh City to Route 207 and head east into Mt. Coronet.

o—————————–o Surf across the water and climb up to some
| MT. CORONET POKEMON LISTING | stairs. In the next room, you’ll see a Max
| 2F – 7F | Repel lying there. Examine the white rock for
o—————————–o a Red Shard. Push the rock in your way until
| Bronzong (all day) | it’s not in your way anymore. Go down for an
| Golbat (all day) | Escape Rope. Go up the steps here, then go
| Graveler (all day) | left, down, and out of the cave. Pick up the
| Machoke (all day) | Timer Ball, climb down and get the Iron, then
| Medicham (all day) | head back inside.
| Nosepass (all day) |
| Chimecho (4F+ only) | Go up now, cross the bridge, then go down at
| Chingling (1F-6F only) | the fork for TM80, Rock Slide. Go up for a Max
| Clefairy (morning/night) | Revive, then follow the path to the end for a
o—————————–o scene with Looker where he gives you a Black
Flute.
Enter the door and go up the
stairs. Go down the stairs on the right. Examine the rock inside the pit for a
Star Piece. Go back one room and head north to begin the purge, one Galactic
Grunt at a time.

Galactic Grunt
Stunky L43
$1720

Before you head downwards, dowsing for a Max Repel.

Galactic Grunt
Murkrow L43
$1720

o—————————–o Welcome to the summit! Oh boy, it’s snowing!
| MT. CORONET POKEMON LISTING | Guess what that means?!
| SUMMIT |
o—————————–o Go right, into the grass. Dowsing for a Max
| Abomasnow (all day) | Repel when you start going upwards. Climb up
| Absol (all day) | the wall and enter the cave to your right.
| Chingling (all day) | Dowsing for a Blue Shard.
| Machoke (all day) |
| Medicham (all day) | Go up the steps and examine the lone rock here
| Nosepass (all day) | for a Stardust. Go down to the water and smash
| Snover (all day) | the rock between the two unbreakable rocks.
| Golbat (night) | Stand there, face the wall, press A for a Heal
| Noctowl (night) | Powder.
o—————————–o

Back outside, climb up the second wall and head right into the grass. The empty
tile at the beginning is hiding an Energy Root, and there’s a Star Piece in the
rock. Climb down just one level and go down, push the boulder out of your way,
and bust the rock when you get to it. Examine the rock for a Blue Shard. Go up
the stairs and into the cave.

o—————————–o Go straight up.
| MT. CORONET POKEMON LISTING |
| SUMMIT CAVE | Galactic Grunt
o—————————–o Houndour L40 x2, Golbat L40
| Golbat (all day) | $1600
| Graveler (all day) |
| Machoke (all day) | Smash the rock in the corner and examine the
| Medicham (all day) | rock it was blocking for a Sun Stone. Use the
| Nosepass (all day) | Dowsing Machine if you’re having trouble.
| Chingling (1F-6F only) | Above the cave entrance that you see by the
| Clefairy (morning/night) | water, dowsing for a Full Heal, then continue.
o—————————–o

Galacic Grunt
Stunky L42, Golbat L40
$1600

Go right without going down the stairs and dowsing for an Ultra Ball. Now go
down and dowsing for a Max Revive. Head right, which takes you outside again.

Dowsing for a Star Piece. You’ll have to break a rock to get it.

Go up as far as you can and examine the rock for a Moon Stone. Go down into the
pit by whatever means you want and enter the cave.

Galactic Grunt
Golbat L43
$1720

Climb down and then go right, up to the next level, and then left to the next
level. Examine the rock for a Green Shard. Now go up the right side of the
cave.

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Murkrow L39 x2, Glameow L42 Croagunk L38/L42, Stunky L40
$1560 $1680

Go all the way left and down. Break the rock, stand where it was, face left,
press A for a Green Shard. Go up to the steps, go down them, and climb down.
There’s a Stardust in the white rock those two rocks are blocking. Smash one
and claim your prize.

Go up and dowsing for a Max Potion.

Go down, break the two rocks nearest you, and examine the little white rock it
was blocking for a Heal Powder.

Break your way further south, climb back up, and get out of the cave. Climb up
left and go down the stairs leading up. Push the rock out of your way, go down
the stairs once, and dowsing for a Revival Herb. Continue left and dowsing for
a Full Restore. When you reach the stairs leading down, go on that path to the
end and examine the rock for a Stardust. Now go back up the two flights of
stairs and into the cave. You’re almost finished!

It’s just one straight path to the end now. When you hit the grunt, dowsing for
a Full Restore.

Galactic Grunt
Houndour L40, Glameow L48
$1680

Go down and dowsing for a Rare Candy. Continue.

Galactic Grunt Galactic Grunt
Glameow L41, Golbat L41 Golbat L39, Croagunk L40, Murkrow L41
$1640 $1640

Exit to Spear Pillar. The two grunts you have to fight in 2v2, so get it done.

Galactic Grunt and Galactic Grunt
Croagunk L39/43; Stunky L41, Glameow L41
$3360

Save before you go any further… equip the Amulet Coin as usual for dollars++.

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10e. Boss: Mars and Jupiter [2htez]
===========================

My Team Mars’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Bronzor L44 | Purugly L46 | Golbat L44 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 50 | —– | Gyro Ball | Slash | Bite |
| Glaceon | 51 | $7360 | Confuse Ray | Hypnosis | Air Cutter |
| Magcargo | 50 | | Extrasensory | Aerial Ace | Confuse Ray |
| Gardevoir | 50 | | Light Screen | Shadow Claw | Poison Fang |
| Gastrodon | 50 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
o————o—–o
Jupiter’s Team
This is really one of
the easiest fights in the o—————-o—————-o—————-o
game because your rival | Bronzor L44 | Skuntank L46 | Golbat L44 |
will be helping you out. o—————-o—————-o—————-o
Not only that, but he has | Reflect | Poison Jab | Mean Look |
his entire team of six | Gyro Ball | Night Slash | Air Cutter |
Pokemon with him, so you | Rock Slide | SmokeScreen | Giga Drain |
really have no reason at | Extrasensory | Flamethrower | Sludge Bomb |
all to lose this battle. o—————-o—————-o—————-o

None of my Pokemon could learn Rock Climb, so I had to put away Gardevoir (the
only one with no HM moves) for someone who could… he’s not worth listing.

Okay, battle tactics. The stakes are high and both ladies are bringing their A
game this time. They each lead with Bronzor, which is tremendously confusing
because you don’t know which Bronzor is doing what move. Mars’s Bronzor is on
the right; Jupiter’s is on the left. They have Reflect and Light Screen between
them, and it will be the first move each does.

Fortunately, they’re both really slow, so you might be able to OHKO one before
it gets a chance to set up a screen. Don’t rely on Munchlax for support. He
will focus on bolstering his own defenses. Your best bet is to kill him off so
your rival will send in something worth your time, like Staraptor. Once
Staraptor comes out, stuff gets beaten down by Close Combat, and that’s good.

Remember, Mars’s Purugly has Thick Fat. Both Purugly and Skuntank have moves to
hit their resistances, so do be careful. Both hold a Sitrus Berry, but neither
lady will use any items on their Pokemon.

After the battle, your rival leaves, but not before fully curing your whole
team. Sweet job, rival!

After the battle, Cyrus will summon Dialga and Palkia to Spear Pillar to create
his new world, but someone has other plans…

The appearance of Dialga and Palkia will mark them as seen in your Pokedex.

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10f. The Distortion World [bnpip]
=========================

Before Cyrus can do anything, an enormous shadowy figure appears, and after
dripping shadow all over the place, completely envelops the screen in darkness.
When you can see again, Dialga, Palkia, the shadow, and Cyrus have all gone. A
small portal is all that remains.

Cynthia comes and mentions that in the legend of time and space, there was a
third Pokemon whose name was never meant to be spoken – Giratina. The summoning
of Dialga and Palkia to Spear Pillar caused Giratina to freak out and attack.
Spear Pillar has become distorted due to the anomaly Giratina created. Cynthia
asks you to head in there and set things right before the whole world is
destroyed. When you’re prepared, tell her you’re ready, and the two of you will
enter the Distortion World.

There are no wild Pokemon in the Distortion World. There aren’t any items here,
either, visible or otherwise. The path is mostly straightforward. There are
platforms that will take you places when you step on the discolored tiles on
them. All the ones except for the ones you need to go on lead to dead ends.

To go to the next platform, just walk to it and you’ll jump to the next one
automatically. If it’s not letting you jump, then you can’t jump there.

If you find a path that looks like you can progress, you can’t. The platform
will disappear when you get closer. Approach all the dead ends you find – the
platforms you need to progress will appear when you get near them.

Make your way to Cyrus. He’ll say a few things, and then leave. This is where
things get a bit tricky. Go down, right, and then up, and then right and down.
You’ll come across an elevator that takes you down. Uxie will appear, hover
over a rock, and then leave. Activate Strength and push the rock down the hole.

Go around, down, and jump to your left. Mesprit will appear and do the same
thing Uxie did. Push the rock into the hole. Go left and up. Giratina will fly
by, and continue. Stay near the top and make your way to a platform you can get
on. Continue on and Giratina will fly by again. You’ll come across a waterfall
that you will traverse automatically if you approach it in the water. At the
bottom (top?), you’ll see Azelf do the same thing his buddies did. Push that
rock into the hole.

Go left, jump the ledge, and ride the elevator to the lower level. The three
pixies will each be standing by one of three blue pits. Push the boulders into
whatever pit the pixies are standing by and a path will open to you. Head to
Cynthia and speak with her. Get on the platform and ride it to the final area.

Cynthia and Cyrus will share a few words. When they’ve finished talking, save
your game, and then talk to Cyrus.

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10g. Boss: Cyrus [btiph]
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My Team Cyrus’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Houndoom L45 | Gyarados L46 | Weavile L48 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 50 | —– | Dark Pulse | Ice Fang | Fake Out |
| Glaceon | 51 | $8640 | Will-o-Wisp | Waterfall | Ice Punch |
| Magcargo | 51 | | Flamethrower | Earthquake | X-Scissor |
| Gastrodon | 50 | | Thunder Fang | Giga Impact | Night Slash |
| Kricketune | 50 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
o————o—–o | Honchkrow L46 | Crobat L46 |
Now this is a team! o—————-o—————-o
Cyrus’s team has vastly improved since the | Psychic | Toxic |
last time you fought him. All of them have | Heat Wave | Air Slash |
exceptional movesets. With a nearly 100% | Drill Peck | Confuse Ray |
offensive arsenal, you can tell that Cyrus | Night Slash | Cross Poison |
isn’t holding back for this final battle. o—————-o—————-o

Houndoom will be your first opponent. Right off the bat, Houndoom will come at
you with strong hits from Dark Pulse and Flamethrower, while putting the hurt
on your Water-types with Thunder Fang. Despite the weakness, Water-types are
still your best bet here. Thunder Fang can miss, and Houndoom has a poor Attack
stat, so you’ll survive the attack even if it hits.

If you have an Electric-type attack, use it on Gyarados for some free exp. It’s
really a shame that such a devastating Pokemon can be neutered so easily… if
you don’t have any Electric-type moves on your team, you’re in for a little
more trouble. His Special Defense is quite high, so special attacks won’t do
too much unless he’s weak to them. Switch whatever got Intimidated out of
battle and bring someone in who can deliver strong, physical hits to take him
on. Be careful, though. Gyarados has exceptional type coverage, and he will
have no problems with hitting your Pokemon super effectively. Water Pokemon
work best here, taking away Gyarados’s most reliable attacking option. When
Giga Impact hits, you get a free turn to do whatever you want, so watch for
that opening and take advantage of it.

Weavile can cause you a lot of problems if you don’t take it out right away by
using a Fighting attack. Ice Punch and Night Slash are the main STAB moves and
can cause lots of damage to your weaker Pokemon. Fake Out can pick off a
Pokemon in the red, so keep your HP high at all times, especially once Weavile
enters the fray. X-Scissor provides no additional coverage, but the people in
this game really like giving Dark-types Bug-type moves. He holds a Sitrus
Berry.

Honchkrow got the biggest improvements out of all Cyrus’s Pokemon. Everything
but Drill Peck was dropped in favor of something much sexier. Like Weavile,
Night Slash can cause huge amounts of damage if it hits critically. Heat Wave
is taught via a Move Tutor you haven’t even met yet, and its use is to fry
Steel-types, who would otherwise wall this set. You can tell that Cyrus is
really not screwing around anymore. Psychic gives Honchkrow the option to hit
Poison-types super effectively, but that’s really it. He won’t use it often.
Your best bet is to use a fast Electric-type (or Electric move) to outspeed and
OHKO with your Electric move of choice. A Heatproof Bronzong gets special
mention because Heatproof nullifies the extra damage from Heat Wave and shrugs
off all the other moves.

You’ve been seeing it and its forms all game, but Cyrus’s Crobat is the best
set you’ve fought yet. Fortunately, that’s not saying much – it is still easily
dispatched with one of its many weaknesses. You’ll still probably have to deal
with some annoyance first. Air Slash has a 30% flinch rate, and while the
damage isn’t too stellar given Crobat’s bad Special Attack, the possibility of
a flinch is certainly annoying. Cross Poison is a new addition – it has a high
critical hit ratio in addition to being able to poison. Toxic and Confuse Ray
you are familiar with.

After the fight, Cynthia will completely cure your Pokemon, and it’s a good
thing she does – you’ve got a tough fight coming up. Proceed north to the end
of the path, where you will encounter Giratina. After it “quietly eyes you,”
save your game. You won’t get a chance after that, and unless you chuck the
Master Ball at it, you seriously might just die.

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10h. Boss: Giratina Origin Forme [spfkh]
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It is in this author’s humble opinion that the fight against Giratina-O –
Giratina Origin Forme – is the hardest required Pokemon boss fight in any main
Pokemon game, ever.

Giratina-O is _no joke._ I usually don’t suggest using the Master Ball on
stationary legendaries, but really, this fight can go from tolerable to
downright impossible in as little as three turns. This is not an easy fight.
Before I get into the strategy, I will tell you right now that if you want to
save yourself the hassle and just use the Master Ball on Giratina right now,
feel free. There is no shame in doing so, and I would not chastise you for it.
Skip the rest of this and go to the next section.

For those brave souls who would dare to capture Giratina with a Poke Ball
without a 100% capture rate, read on…

Giratina-O is Level 47. He is Ghost/Dragon in type, isn’t holding an item, and
has the Levitate ability, which causes all damage-dealing Ground moves to miss.

Giratina has one of the lowest capture rates in the game. Starly has a capture
rate of 255. Gible, a fairly rare Pokemon, has a capture rate of 45. Giratina’s
capture rate is 3.

Yeah. Without some good luck on your side, you’re going to be here for a while.
Let’s go over each of Giratina-O’s moves.

Ominous Wind: 5 PP, 60 power, 100 accuracy, special-based Ghost-type move. Has
a 10% chance to raise all the user’s stats by 1 stage.

AncientPower: 5 PP, 60 power, 100 accuracy, special-based Rock-type move. Has a
10% chance to raise all the user’s stats by 1 stage.

Dragon Claw: 15 PP, 80 power, 100 accuracy, physical-based Dragon-type move.
Has no added effects.

Shadow Force: 5 PP, 120 power, 100 accuracy, physical-based Ghost-type move.
User vanishes on the first turn, granting immunity to all
attacks. Attacks on the second turn. Hits through Protect and
Detect 100% of the time.

If you can manage to stall Giratina-O for 30 turns, you’ve got this match won.
Of course, that’s easier said than done, considering Giratina-O has 10 chances
to raise all of his stats by 1 stage each. It’s a 10% chance, but you really do
not want him to get that boost. Giratina-O is strong enough as it is. With too
many boosts, he will literally rip through your team with Dragon Claw and
Shadow Force.

The only good thing that can come from boosted stats is less damage done to
him, making it easier to bring his HP as low as possible for capture. If you
can put him to sleep, do so to maximize your chances at capturing him.

You should know that you can’t throw a Poke Ball when Giratina-O uses Shadow
Force and vanishes. You can’t catch what you can’t see!

To progress, you need to capture or defeat Giratina-O. After you do so, you’ll
be treated to a short scene between Cynthia and Cyrus. When the scene is over,
step into the portal and you’ll be taken back to the real world.

You end up in a place called Sendoff
o——————————–o Spring. This place is east of Route 214.
| SENDOFF SPRING POKEMON LISTING | If you try to walk back, you’ll recognize
o——————————–o it as soon as you get there. Cynthia
| Graveler (all day) | conveniently blocks the way inside a cave.
| Bibarel (all day) | She suggests you go talk to Rowan – he was
| Chingling (all day) | worried about you. You have nothing to do
| Staravia (all day) | here right now, so fly to Sandgem Town and
| Dusclops (all day) | enter Rowan’s lab. Rowan will tell you that
| Golbat (night) | you should challenge Sunyshore City’s Gym
| Golduck (surfing) | so you can get to the Pokemon League. He
| Goldeen (fishing, GR) | also mentions that Azelf, Mesprit, and Uxie
o——————————–o have returned home, so it’s time togo pay
them a visit.

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10i. Sub-Boss: Azelf, Mesprit, Uxie [amull]
===================================

Go to any city that sells Dusk Balls and stock up on a lot, like 50. Pastoria
works fine. If you have a strong Pokemon with False Swipe, bring him too. When
you’re all set, go to Lake Acuity and surf to the middle of the lake to
challenge Uxie. Save before you attack him.

Uxie is Level 50. He is Psychic in type, isn’t holding an item, and has the
Levitate ability, which causes all damage-dealing Ground moves to miss.

This is such an easy battle – it’s a great relief from fighting Giratina-O.

Here are his moves:

Swift: 20 PP, 60 power, special-based Normal-type move. Never misses.

Yawn: 10 PP, 0 power, Normal-type status move. Makes the opponent fall
asleep at the end of the next turn.

Future Sight: 15 PP, 80 power, special-based Psychic-type move. Hits at the end
of the turn after the turn after this move was used.

Amnesia: 20 PP, 0 power, Psychic-type status move. Raises user’s Sp.Def by
2 stages.

We’re starting easy here. Uxie has nothing that’s particularly threatening to
your party, so get his HP as low as you can (not hard with Uxie’s bulk), put
him to sleep if you’re able, then start throwing and don’t stop. Dusk Balls
work best here because Uxie is in a cave. It still may take a while, though, so
keep your cool.

Now it’s time for the tougher battle. Azelf waits for you in Lake Valor.

o—————————-o Before you go into the cave, surf west and
| LAKE VALOR POKEMON LISTING | then, on land, go east into the field for a
o—————————-o TM25, Thunder.
| Bibarel (all day) |
| Golduck (all day) | Azelf is Level 50. He is Psychic in type, isn’t
| Psyduck (all day) | holding an item, and has the Levitate ability,
| Staravia (all day) | which causes all damage-dealing Ground moves to
| Golduck (surfing) | miss.
| Psyduck (surfing) |
| Goldeen (fishing, GR) | This fight is harder than the battle against
o—————————-o Uxie. First things first: move data!

Swift: 20 PP, 60 power, special-based Normal-type move. Never misses.

Uproar: 10 PP, 50 power, special-based Normal-type move. User repeats the
move over the next 2-5 turns. During this time, no Pokemon can
fall asleep, and any sleeping Pokemon will wake up.

Future Sight: 15 PP, 80 power, special-based Psychic-type move. Hits at the end
of the turn after the turn after this move was used.

Nasty Plot: 20 PP, 0 power, Dark-based status move. Raises user’s Sp.Atk by 2
stages.

This fight sucks!

Azelf is the complete opposite of Uxie. Azelf is very, very frail, and can die
to the slightest super effective hit in one blow. Go at him with Psychic- or
Fighting-type attacks so your attacks do half damage, then start up the False
Swipes once his HP get low.

It sounds so easy. Unfortunately, it’s anything but, for a few reasons. The
biggest problem you’ll have is Nasty Plot. Azelf is strong enough as it is, but
with repeated use, his moves become insanely powerful. If you have a Ghost-type
to block Swift and Uproar, by all means, use him. Another blow dealt is Uproar;
while Azelf is using it, you can’t put him to sleep. Like Giratina, Azelf has a
capture rate of 3, so you really need to have patience and a little luck to
catch him successfully.

For the final encounter, head back home and go to Lake Verity. Mesprit awaits.

Talk to Mesprit and he will run away (he will still be added to your Pokedex as
seen). Rowan will come into the cave and mention that perhaps this is a game
Mesprit wants to play… you can use the Marking Map (it’s #13, you should have
gotten this a long time ago, the Poketch Company president gives it to you
after your third Badge) to track Mesprit’s movements. You can find Mesprit
anywhere in any field on the world map. Mesprit will switch routes whenever you
switch locations, so find the changing point between a city and a route.
Alternate stepping between those two tiles and you will change Mesprit’s
location with every step.

To find him, it’s suggested that you utilize Max Repel to block the route’s
normal monsters. If your lead Pokemon is L50 or below, the only Pokemon you
will run into is Mesprit. Mesprit can change routes as early as one battle, so
it’s very helpful to utilize Max Repel.

The difficulty doesn’t stop here, though. Mesprit is a huge jerk and will run
away instantly when you encounter him. Mesprit is incredibly annoying to chase
down, so if you still have the Master Ball, now’s the time to use it.

Fortunately, there is a silver lining. Anything you manage to do to Mesprit
before it flees will stay on it. If you can manage to put Mesprit to sleep, he
will stay asleep forever, since he never will take a turn to try and wake up.
That said, Mesprit flees immediately, so you get one shot to catch it. For this
battle, Dusk Balls will only work if you’re trying to catch Mesprit at night.
For any other time, you’ll want Quick Balls, available in Celestic Town. These
work at best efficiency for the first five turns after the battle starts. The
battle against Mesprit only lasts one turn, Quick Balls are the best option
outside of just throwing a Master Ball.

Alternatively, you could completely ignore Mesprit since all you need is his
Pokedex data, and you have it now.

To progress, you’ll need to go to Valor Lakefront’s residential area and head
east onto the newly opened Route 222.

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10j. Sunny Exploration Time [tssck]
===========================

o—————————o Go up into the grass. You’ll see three small
| ROUTE 222 POKEMON LISTING | paths that go left. In the middle one, dowsing
o—————————o for a PP Up. Back on the main path, fight the
| Electabuzz (all day) | first dude.
| Floatzel (all day) |
| Luxio (all day) | Rich Boy Trey
| Magneton (all day) | Luxray L45
| Mr. Mime (all day) | $7200
| Pelipper (all day) |
| Wingull (all day) | There are two paths, but you can get more stuff
| Chatot (morning/day) | on the upper path, so go that way first. Before
| Pelipper (surfing) | you go up the steps, go underneath it and pick
| Tentacool (surfing) | up the Full Restore.
| Tentacruel (surfing) |
| Wingull (surfing) | Beauty Nicola
| Remoraid (fishing, GR) | Lopunny L45
o—————————o $2520

Go down the stairs, then above the next stairs you see to an optional path
leading to some grass. Dowsing for an Ultra Ball. Head right to a tree you may
slice. Do so and go down for a Carbos. Back on the main path, you will see a
dude who will give you TM56, Fling. Move on:

Policeman Thomas Sailor Marc Tuber Conner
Noctowl L43, Machoke L43 Mantyke L45 Remoraid L44
$1720 $1440 $176

Go left now, taking out the Trainers you missed. Smash the rock and dowsing for
a Full Restore and a TinyMushroom. Pick up the Quick Ball, surf to the right,
and dowsing for a Big Mushroom.

Back on the main path, pick up the PP Up between the two houses. Enter the one
on the left and speak to the Pikachu at the top of the house in the middle.

Poke Kid Janet
Pikachu L42/L43?
$334?

Dowsing outside for a Heart Scale. Now just go left, thrashing people in the
way.

Tuber Holly Fisherman Cole After Cole, dowsing for
Remoraid L44 Gyarados L43 x2, Remoraid L40 a Heart Scale.
$176 $1376

Fisherman Brett
Magikarp L43, Feebas L42, Finneon L42
$1344

Fisherman George After George, dowsing
Magikarp L41, Gyarados L42, Remoraid L41, Finneon L41 for a Pearl.
$1344

Fisherman Alec
Magikarp L42, Gyarados L45
$1440

Now go back to the end and fight the last sailor. You probably fought him
already.

Sailor Luther
Wingull L41, Gastrodon L43, Machoke L42
$1376

To the east is Sunyshore City.

o——————————–o When you enter, you get stopped by a dude
| SUNYSHORE CITY POKEMON LISTING | who calls himself Flint. He’s a member of
o——————————–o Sinnoh’s Elite Four. He wants you to give
| Pelipper (surfing) | Volkner a really good battle, because he’s
| Tentacool (surfing) | become bored with battling. Everyone sucks
| Tentacruel (surfing) | and he keeps on winning his battles.
| Wingull (surfing) |
| Remoraid (fishing, GR) | All right, we can do that, but first…
o——————————–o
Head right to the Pokemon Center. Before
you go past this point, head to the PC and pick up three Pokemon with the
following natures: Serious, Naive, Quirky. If you have any of them with you,
get a Pokemon that knows Rock Climb and put it into your party as well.

Leave, then go north to the Poke Mart. Skip that and enter the building with
the sign next to it. This is Sunyshore Market, and you’ll want to remember this
building. The girl on the left will give your lead Pokemon a ribbon if it has
all its EV points allocated. If they don’t get the ribbon at this point, don’t
worry. You can come back later on and check. You get EV points by battling
Pokemon.

The guy in the upper left corner sells Poke Ball seals. The list changes every
day, so you might as well stock up on today’s seals. They’re cheap, too, so you
don’t really have a reason not to.

Go right and up the stairs to the second level. Continue going up and to the
right for two houses. In the right is a girl named Julia who is a lonely
housewife and wants you to regale her with tales while her husband’s away…

Tomorrow. Come back to see her tomorrow and she’ll ask you to tell her
something that has to do with the topic she’s talking about, but it doesn’t
matter what you say to her. You will still get a ribbon for your lead Pokemon.
You can do this once a day, every day, so it’s a real easy way to get ribbons.

Just make sure you talk to her today so she tells you to come back tomorrow!

Go down, right, and down again to come across a wall you can climb. Do so and
enter the house here who makes his own Poketch apps. Talk to him with a Pokemon
with a Serious nature in your party and he will give you the #17 Calendar app,
which is just a calendar for the month and day your DS is currently set to. You
can tap a date and it will darken. Tap it again and it will go back to normal.

Speak to him with a Pokemon with a Naive nature in your party for the #18 Dot
Artist app. You can draw using this app. Every time you touch a spot, the area
will darken up to three shades. It’s kinda cool.

Finally, talk to him with a Quirky-natured Pokemon for the #19 Roulette app.
Using the stylus, you can draw your own roulette wheel! Tap the top button to
start, and tap it again to stop. Tap the C button to clear the screen.

Go back to the solar panel bridge and head south. Hit the wall, then turn right
and go straight ahead until you hit the ledge. Examine the last tile for a Zap
Plate. Enter the lighthouse and you will be automatically taken to the top
floor. The guy with the yellow hair is Volkner. Speak to him and he’ll head
back to the Gym. You can reach it by going north on the solar panels up to
Julia’s house, then go left until you reach it. Talk to Flint to get him to
move out of the way, put your team back together, then go inside and claim
victory.

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10k. Boss: Volkner [hwahw]
==================

The plan here is to make your way to Volkner by stepping on switches that turn
the gears, and in turn will turn the path so you can get somewhere.

Step on the green switch. Go back to the entrance and another path has opened;
step on the switch on the left. Fight the girl you now have access to.

School Kid Tiera
Pachirisu L47
$940

In the next room, step on the blue switch three times. You can now get up the
stairs on your left. Follow this.

School Kid Forrest
Magneton L47
$940

Step on the blue switch right next to him once, then the green switch once. You
can now get up the stairs on your right.

Guitarist Jerry Pokekid Meghan
Magnemite L44, Luxio L44 x2 Pikachu L42 x4
$1056 $336

There’s a battle immediately after entering the third room.

Guitarist Lonnie
Raichu L47
$1128

Step on the red switch once. A new path opens to a second red switch, which you
will step on exactly once.

Ace Trainer Destiny Guitarist Preston
Electabuzz L41, Raichu L48 Luxio L45 x2
$2880 $1080

Step on the green switch twice. Follow the path to the blue switch and step on
it just once. Go up and then down the stairs to your right.

Ace Trainer Zachery
Electabuzz L47, Magneton L48
$2880

Go down to the beginning of this room and step on the red switch on the right,
just once. Go back up the stairs on your left and follow the newly opened path
to your last Badge.

My Team Volkner’s Team

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | | Jolteon L46 | Electivire L50 | Raichu L46 |
o————o—–o Money o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 52 | —– | Iron Tail | Fire Punch | Charge Beam |
| Glaceon | 52 | $6000 | Charge Beam | Giga Impact | Focus Blast |
| Magcargo | 52 | | Quick Attack | Quick Attack | Signal Beam |
| Gardevoir | 51 | | Thunder Wave | ThunderPunch | Quick Attack |
| Gastrodon | 51 | o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Kricketune | 52 | | Luxray L48 |
o————o—–o Is 4 Pokemon the standard now? Too o—————-o
bad it took them 7 Gym Leaders… | Crunch |
| Ice Fang |
Volkner is a pretty tough Gym Leader, but he has two very | Fire Fang |
big weaknesses that he really has no answer for. If you use | Thunder Fang |
either of them against him, you’ll win with ease. o—————-o

The first, easiest, and probably most obvious tactic to use against him is a
Ground-type. With their Electric immunity, Volkner’s most powerful moves now do
no damage against you, leaving them super weak non-STAB moves to tickle you
with. Gastrodon and Quagsire get special mention for resisting Iron Tail, Fire
Punch, Ice Fang, and Fire Fang as well as all Electric attacks.

The second method is a little more obscure. If you lead with a Gardevoir or
Porygon2 and either of those Pokemon have Trace, you will trace Jolteon’s Volt
Absorb. Now his most powerful moves will heal you. For all intents and
purposes, you’re still immune to them, but the side effect is better.

If you’re not using either of those strategies against him, read on for some
tips against Volkner.

Jolteon is good at two things – being REALLY FAST and spamming Charge Beam.
Unless you have a significant level advantage over Jolteon, it’s probably going
to go first. Charge Beam is Volkner’s special move. It’s a weak move, but it
has a 70% chance to raise the user’s Special Attack if it hits (it has 90
accuracy). It’s easy to brush off at first, but once those boosts build up,
it’s going to sting a _lot_. Not like he needs it, but Quick Attack will pick
off any Pokemon in the red before it can act. Watch out for that. Iron Tail is
a poor move, but it’s Jolteon’s only real offense against Ground-types. You
have nothing to worry about there. Keep in mind that his Volt Absorb ability
will heal him if you use Electric moves on him, but that shouldn’t really be a
problem in the first place.

Electivire is Volkner’s toughest Pokemon. His ability, Motor Drive, increases
his Speed by 1 stage if you hit him with an Electric attack. It’ll do no
damage, either, so don’t use any Electric moves on him (not that you would
anyway). You’ve had a little experience with Giga Impact. It’s the best thing
Volkner can do against Ground-types, and if that Ground-type is also a Rock-
type, you are free to watch as all his moves tickle you.

Raichu is the only Pokemon Volkner has that can actually do some decent damage
to Ground-types. The good news is that Focus Blast has silly accuracy, so he
might just miss only to end up dead from an Earthquake.

Luxray is a strong Pokemon. He is male and has Rivalry (ATK boost if fighting a
Pokemon of the same gender), which complements his completely offensive
moveset. To counter this, either break him in two with a Ground-type (Ice Fang
will hurt if he gets a turn, though) or use a Pokemon with no gender, or better
yet, a female, to weaken Luxray’s moves.

For being the last and toughest Gym Leader in Sinnoh, this fight is an enormous
disappointment. Breeze through this yawnfest for the Beacon Badge, the right to
use Waterfall out of battle, and TM57, Charge Beam.

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11. The Pokemon League [chkra]
======================

Objectives
———-

* Come face to face with the hottest Gym Leader EVER.
* Pass the ultimate test – Victory Road.
* Have a final showdown with your rival.
* Defeat the Elite Four and become Champion of Sinnoh.

Now that you have eight Badges, all shops (except the Veilstone City Department
Store, for some reason) will now carry Full Restores, the epitome of healing!

You’ve gained the right to use another HM out of battle, but you don’t have it!
Let’s fix that. Go down to the ground level of town and head to the beach at
the north end. You and your rival will be humbled (not really) by the grace and
beauty of the hottest Gym Leader ever: Jasmine, Contest aficionado and Gym
Leader of Olivine City in Johto. She will bestow HM7, Waterfall, upon you.
Thank her profusely, for she single-handedly enabled you to progress (unless
you’re using Seaking, you jerk).

Time to play. Teach someone Waterfall and fly to Hearthome City!

Leave west out of the city. Do you remember that fisherman you fought a long
time ago, standing in the middle of the water? You can ascend the waterfall
near him for a Carbos. When you pick it up, get back on the main path and go
straight into Mt. Coronet. You’ll need Rock Climb, Rock Smash, and Strength, so
grab those if you don’t have them in your party already.

Go back to the summit. Climb up the wall and head right into the cave. Surf on
the water and go up the waterfall to the cave you passed over earlier. There’s
a rock in here hiding a Stone Plate – the visible item balls contain an Adamant
Orb and a Lustrous Orb. Do not get rid of these. Leave them in your bag.

Continue normally through Mt. Coronet until you reach the second summit area.
Enter the cave in the pit and climb your way down to the lowest level. When you
came here the first time, a Galactic grunt blocked the path to an extra
section, which happens to be an exit. Go into the cave he blocked and you’ll
find a short path to an item ball that contains TM02, Dragon Claw. In the rock
above that is a Nugget. Push the boulder out of your way and leave east out of
the mountain.

Fly to Celestic Town and go east. Don’t bother with Defog, you’re not gonna
need it. Go back to the surf area and ascend the very first waterfall. Get on
land, stand in the northwest corner, face up, and press A for a Meadow Plate.

Go down to ground level and surf left. Go up the next waterfall, continue left,
go down, and then left again for a Wave Incense.

Okay, that’s it. Time to move on. Fly back to Sunyshore City and head north
into the water to Route 223.

o—————————o Step into the shallows and dowsing for a Heart
| ROUTE 223 POKEMON LISTING | Scale.
o—————————o
| Mantyke (surfing) | SwimmerF Miranda SwimmerF Aubree
| Pelipper (surfing) | Lumineon L45 Bibarel L43, Azumarill L43
| Tentacruel (surfing) | $720 $688
| Remoraid (fishing, GR) |
o—————————o SwimmerM Oscar
Mantyke L41, Remoraid L42, Mantine L43
To Oscar’s left are some $688
rocks you can swim through
for TM18, Rain Dance.

SwimmerF Paige SwimmerM Colton
Marill L41, Wingull L42, Golduck L43 Wingull L40, Octillery L44, Pelipper L44
$688 $704

SwimmerM Ricardo SwimmerF Crystal Before going up, pick off
Tentacruel L45 Wingull L42, Seaking L44 the guy to Crystal’s left.
$720 $704

SwimmerM Wesley
Floatzel L43, Tentacruel L43
$688

Land to the north and pick up the Ultra Ball before fighting the next guy.

Sailor Zachariah
Pelipper L40, Machoke L42, Gastrodon L44
$1480

Dowsing for a Heart Scale, then make your way north.

SwimmerF Gabrielle Past her is a Dive Ball.
Golduck L45
$720

SwimmerF Cassandra
Lumineon L44, Pelipper L42 On the shallows to the side, there’s a Rare Candy.
$672 Just one more guy to take care of here.

o——————————–o SwimmerM Troy
| POKEMON LEAGUE POKEMON LISTING | Gyarados L45
o——————————–o $720
| Pelipper (all day) |
| Tentacruel (all day) | Welcome to the Pokemon League! Go up the
| Wingull (all day) | waterfall and heal up. Victory Road is dead
| Remoraid (fishing, GR) | ahead.
o——————————–o

=================
11a. Victory Road [dcrbt]
=================

o——————————o To get through this final dungeon, you will
| VICTORY ROAD POKEMON LISTING | need Surf, Strength, Rock Smash, Waterfall,
| FIRST FLOOR | and Rock Climb.
o——————————o
| Steelix (all day) | Cross the bridge and climb down the wall.
| Gabite (all day) | Head left to your first trial.
| Golbat (all day) |
| Graveler (all day) | Psychic Bryce
| Onix (all day) | Haunter L43, Gengar L46, Gardevoir L46
| Rhydon (all day) | $1472
| Rhyhorn (all day) |
o——————————o

Above him you will find TM41, Torment. Climb back up the wall and head right.
Go down the stairs to the next person.

Bird Keeper Hana
Noctowl L45, Togetic L47
$1504

Cross the bridge next to her for a Max Repel. Go back up to the top level,
cross the bridge going north, climb down, and go left to some stairs. You’ll
see the next person shortly after going up them.

Ace Trainer Mariah
Blissey L45, Glalie L46, Magnezone L48
$2880

Go up past the stairs to the end and examine the rock for a Nugget. Then go up
the stairs you passed to the second floor.

o——————————o Go left here. Bust the rock and push the
| VICTORY ROAD POKEMON LISTING | boulder out of your way. push the second one
| SECOND FLOOR | to the right so you have room to rid. Jump
o——————————o the ramp and smash the rock above the wall.
| Steelix (all day) | Put the bike in slow gear and jump the ramp
| Gabite (all day) | leading to a Max Elixir. Jump the rock with
| Golbat (all day) | fast gear and you’ll find yourself back at
| Graveler (all day) | the entrance. Head south now. Smash a rock in
| Magneton (all day) | your path and you’ll see three rocks to push.
| Onix (all day) | Push the one on the right down, then push the
o——————————o left one out of your way. Fight the nearby
dude.
Ace Trainer Omar
Mamoswine L45, Rampardos L48, Mothim L46
$2880

Push the _left_ boulder down, then go around and smash the rock. Push the
boulder back up out of the way and continue.

Ace Trainer Sydney
Clefable L47, Torterra L48
$2880

Push the boulder to the right, opening a path north.

Veteran Clayton
Staraptor L47, Lickilicky L47
$3760

Go down the stairs, then immediately go back up them. The boulders you pushed
are now back in their original positions, meaning you can now push the boulder
south, opening the path east. Push the boulder you get to as far right as you
can, dowsing for a Full Restore, then open your path north. Jump the ramp in
fast gear to get another Full Restore. Then go east around the ramps.

Double Team Al & Kay
Staraptor L50; Ambipom L50
$12000

Jump twice in fast gear and you’ll be rewarded with TM71, Stone Edge. There’s
nothing else here, so go back down the stairs you just went down.

Climb down. Don’t jump the ledge! Follow the path to one more guy and some
stairs.

Black Belt Miles
Machamp L48 To his right, dowsing for an Ultra Ball.
$1152.

o——————————o Welcome to the basement! When you get to the
| VICTORY ROAD POKEMON LISTING | water, surf to the guy standing nearby and
| BASEMENT | waste him.
o——————————o
| Azumarill (all day) | Psychic Valencia
| Floatzel (all day) | Chimecho L44, Absol $5, Dusknoir L46
| Gabite (all day) | $1472
| Golbat (all day) |
| Graveler (all day) | Go up into the water again to the waterfall,
| Onix (all day) | but don’t go up it just yet.
| Steelix (all day) |
| Floatzel (surfing) | There’s a guy to your right who just can’t
| Golbat (surfing) | sit still. Feel free to slap him up.
o——————————o
Ace Trainer Henry
Pick up the Ultra Ball and go Rhydon L47, Carnivine L48
down to some more water. Cross $2880
it, go up the stairs, and take
out the couple. Double Team Jo & Pat
Lumineon L50; Rapidash L50
Surf left and go up the stairs $12000
for a Rare Candy sitting all by
its lonesome. Backtrack to the waterfall and this time, ascend it. Go down the
waterfall standing by this guy and claim TM59, Dragon Pulse. Go back up and go
left.

Dragon Tamer Ondrej
Altaria L45, Gabite L47
$1504

Continue on this path to some more stairs. You’re back on the first floor
again. Be absolutely sure you don’t jump any ledges or you’ll have to start
over again! Just two more Trainers to go against and you’re home free.

Veteran Edgar
Porygon-Z L46, Empoleon L46, Tangrowth L46
$3680

Go left past him and follow the path to the end for a Razor Claw. Go up the
steps by Edgar and cross the bridge. Continue right under the bridge and you’ll
see a dude blocking your way further. That’s fine. You’ll be coming back here
after you beat the game. Pick up the Zinc and then go back to where Edgar
stands. Go south between the two large structures, left, and up the wall.
Dowsing for a Max Revive, then go left into another side room. Push the top and
bottom boulders to the side, then push the last one out of your way to get
TM79, Dark Pulse.

Go back to the main area and climb up the wall on the right to your last fight.

Dragon Tamer Clinton
Gible L43, Swablu L45, Gabite L47
$1504

What a disappointment. Leave the cave. Stand to the left of the sign that says
“Pokemon League Ahead”, take five steps left, and press A for a Sky Plate.

Ascend the waterfall and prepare to become a winner.

As soon as you enter the Pokemon League, STAY AWAY from the guy in the middle.
Make sure you are fully healed and your game is saved before you even try it.

======================================
11b. Sub-Boss: Rival at Pokemon League [pwnd4]
======================================

My Team Find your starter. Rival’s team is below it.

o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Name | Lvl | Money | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
o————o—–o —– o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Altaria | 54 | $5100 | Staraptor L48 | Staraptor L48 | Staraptor L48 |
| Glaceon | 54 | | Heracross L48 | Heracross L48 | Heracross L48 |
| Magcargo | 54 | | Snorlax L49 | Snorlax L49 | Snorlax L49 |
| Gardevoir | 60 | | Empoleon L51 | Torterra L51 | Infernape L51 |
| Gastrodon | 54 | | Roserade L47 | Floatzel L47 | Roserade L47 |
| Kricketune | 54 | | Rapidash L47 | Rapidash L47 | Floatzel L47 |
o————o—–o o—————-o—————-o—————-o

Other than the Snorlax your rival has added to his team, this is basically the
same fight you had back in Canalave. This is the last time you’ll be forced to
fight against your rival, so he’s pulling out all the stops here. Watch out for
Staraptor’s Close Combat, it will destroy anything weak to it.

After that battle, he will leave you to do what you came here to do.

A word of caution: The Elite Four are very, very strong. Take a look at my
team. My Gardevoir was L60 at this point _before_ I even set foot in Victory
Road. I thought I’d be able to get my whole team caught up by the time I was
finished, but, well, you see how great of a job I did. To avoid extreme
massacre and over-reliance on items, your team should be hovering around the
L60 range. The highest leveled Pokemon you’ll see is 62.

When you’ve healed and stocked up on items, save your game and walk through.

===================
11c. The Elite Four [t3lt4]
===================

The Elite Four signal the end of the main story. You have to fight all four of
them, plus the Champion, in a row. The only healing you get is any items you’re
using.

Each member of the Elite Four will carry two Full Restores, and their highest
leveled Pokemon will be holding a Sitrus Berry.

Be sure to heal up between fights. Be careful on saving, though – sometimes, no
matter what you do, you won’t be able to win, and you’ll be stuck giving up
some money.

=== Round 1: Vs. Aaron ===
=== Money: $6360 ===

o—————o Each one of the Elite Four will use five Pokemon. Unless you
| Yanmega L49 | have one of your own, the majority of these Pokemon you will
| Scizor L49 | be seeing for the first time, like Vespiquen and Drapion.
| Drapion L53 |
| Heracross L51 | Below are in-depth strategies for taking out each of Aaron’s
| Vespiquen L50 | Pokemon. Remember, the opponents’ levels rise very quickly,
o—————o so if you’re having trouble here… go back and train.

o———o Moveset: Air Slash, Bug Buzz, Double Team, U-turn
| Yanmega | Type: Bug/Flying
o———o Ability: Speed Boost (+1 Speed at the end of between turns)

Right off the bat, Aaron sends out a dangerous threat in Yanmega. Speed Boost
is an incredible ability, one you absolutely cannot let go unchecked, or
Yanmega will simply tear through your team. Throw Double Team into the mix and
you’ve got a very annoying bug. Fortunately, if U-turn is used, all those
boosts go away. You’ll probably end up hitting Scizor (I’ve noticed Aaron likes
to U-turn to him), but the point is, Yanmega isn’t in play anymore.

While Yanmega is a great Pokemon, it happens to be weak to, well, just about
anything. Fire, Ice, Electric, and especially Rock will all put an enormous
hurt on him, just to name a few. Be mindful that Air Slash will become extra
annoying once he starts going first with it, and Bug Buzz is very powerful.

o——–o Moveset: Iron Head, Night Slash, Quick Attack, X-Scissor
| Scizor | Type: Bug/Steel
o——–o Ability: Swarm (Bug-type damage x 150% when HP < 1/3 max HP)

Scizor is a tough Pokemon, to be sure. Its typing allows it only one weakness –
Fire. It's a big one, too, 4x effective. Four out of Aaron's five Pokemon have
a Fire-type weakness, so feel free to utilize that for smooth sailing.

Iron Head and X-Scissor both provide powerful STAB. Night Slash hits ghosts
super effectively, and Quick Attack finishes off your weakened Pokemon. Don't
forget about Iron Head's 30% flinch rate, either.

o———o Moveset: Aerial Ace, Cross Poison, Ice Fang, X-Scissor
| Drapion | Type: Poison/Dark
o———o Ability: Battle Armor (prevents critical hits on this Pokemon)

Drapion only knows offensive attacks, so you'd better be prepared to start
taking hits. As Aaron's strongest Pokemon, it will be holding a Sitrus Berry.

Cross Poison is the only move you _really_ should worry about here. Ground
Pokemon, the one type that can hit Drapion super effectively, will be chomped
by Ice Fang. X-Scissor hits Psychic- and Dark-types hard, which is about the
only reason the move is even used.

o———–o Moveset: Close Combat, Megahorn, Night Slash, Stone Edge
| Heracross | Type: Bug/Fighting
o———–o Ability: Swarm (Bug-type damage x 150% when HP < 1/3 max HP)

Heracross is like Drapion, only on a much deadlier scale. Megahorn and Close
Combat are both very powerful STAB moves that will ruin anything weak to them,
and will still put the hurt on things taking the hits neutrally. Night Slash
beats down Psychic- and Ghost-types who resist the main STAB moves – keep in
mind that Megahorn will rip through any Psychic-types who enter the fray.

That said, Heracross is not amazingly fast, but any Psychic-type you pit
against him shouldn't have any problem outspeeding him. Just don't switch them
directly into Megahorn or Night Slash. If you can predict Close Combat coming,
that's your opening to bring your Psychic-type in. Heracross also has a lethal
double weakness to Flying, so really, anything with Fly will kill him in 1 hit.

Just make sure you go first to avoid being destroyed by Stone Edge.

o———–o Moveset: Attack Order, Defend Order, Heal Order, Power Gem
| Vespiquen | Type: Bug/Flying
o———–o Ability: Pressure (Being attacked takes 2 PP instead of 1)

Vespiquen is a neat Pokemon with three moves exclusive to her, all of which are
present here. Attack Order is the main form of offense here – it's a strong
physical-based Bug-type move with a high critical hit ratio. Defend Order
raises Defense and Special Defense by 1 stage each, and Heal Order gives
Vespiquen half her maximum HP back. You should not dawdle in killing Vespiquen,
since it's very easy for her to PP stall you with Defend/Heal Order, and you
need all the PP you can get for the fights ahead.

Her biggest weakness is Rock – if you have Stealth Rock, half her HP are gone
the second she comes into play. Like Yanmega, Vespiquen has a trillion other
weaknesses, so just hit her as hard as you can as fast as you can. _Unlike_
Yanmega, Vespiquen is embarrassingly slow, so you should find no problem going
first and delivering a swift KO.

=== Round 2: Vs. Bertha ===
=== Money: $6600 ===

o—————o Bertha is a user of Ground-types. Her team really has a lot
| Whiscash L50 | of potential, but thanks to the automatic abilities given to
| Golem L52 | trained Pokemon, she goes from queen of sand to silly joke.
| Gliscor L53 |
| Hippowdon L52 | Lucky you!
| Rhyperior L55 |
o—————o Grass-types will shine here, as will anything with Surf.

o———-o Moveset: Aqua Tail, Earth Power, Sandstorm, Zen Headbutt
| Whiscash | Type: Water/Ground
o———-o Ability: Oblivious (Blocks Captivate and becoming attracted)

Powerful as Whiscash is, it will fall to a single Grass attack. Energy Ball,
Grass Knot, Leaf Storm, even Giga Drain will bring him down in one hit.

To "combat" Grass-types, which are usually part Poison, Whiscash can use Zen
Headbutt to hit them super effectively. Aqua Tail and Earth Power are physical
and special, respectively. Each of them provide STAB, although they aren't as
strong as they could be.

Really, you should just Grass it to death.

o——-o Moveset: Earthquake, Fire Punch, ThunderPunch, Sandstorm
| Golem | Type: Rock/Ground
o——-o Ability: Rock Head (Prevents recoil damage)

Surf it.

o———o Moveset: Earthquake, Fire Fang, Ice Fang, Thunder Fang
| Gliscor | Type: Ground/Flying
o———o Ability: Hyper Cutter (Prevents Attack stat reduction)

Gliscor has a 4x weakness to Ice. Abuse it.

If you can't, just know that Gliscor can hit almost every Pokemon in the game
super effectively with this set, so be fast in taking it down.

o———–o Moveset: Crunch, Earthquake, Stone Edge, Yawn
| Hippowdon | Type: Ground
o———–o Ability: Sand Stream (An eternal sandstorm begins upon entry)

Why Bertha doesn't lead with Hippowdon is beyond me, but the sand helps
Bertha's Rock-types by jacking their Special Defense stats up by 150%. Note
that, provided you're high enough in level, this won't save Golem or Rhyperior
from getting destroyed by Surf. If Gliscor had Sand Veil instead of Hyper
Cutter, that could cause problems, but it doesn't. If Rhyperior had Solid Rock
instead of Lightningrod, you might be in trouble, but it doesn't. How sad.

Speaking of Surf, Hippowdon will still get annihilated by it, despite not being
4x weak to it.

o———–o Moveset: Avalanche, Earthquake, Megahorn, Rock Wrecker
| Rhyperior | Type: Ground/Rock
o———–o Ability: Lightningrod (Draws in Electric moves in 2v2 play)

Surf it.

=== Round 3: Vs. Flint ===
=== Money: $6840 ===

o—————o You've met Flint already, in Sunyshore City. I don't really
| Houndoom L52 | like this guy. He's got a great team, but the fire-based
| Flareon L55 | puns are just too much. I would bet anything he and Blaine
| Rapidash L53 | from Kanto are best of friends. I bet they get into fights
| Infernape L55 | over which one of them is hotter.
| Magmortar L57 |
o—————o YOU'D BETTER HAVE BURN HEAL LOL

o———-o Moveset: Dark Pulse, Flamethrower, Sludge Bomb, Sunny Day
| Houndoom | Type: Dark/Fire
o———-o Ability: Early Bird (sleep lasts half its normal duration)

If you've been struggling to get through the Elite Four, it's likely that
Flint's Houndoom will be the one that ends you. Dark Pulse and Flamethrower are
powerful STAB options that have good neutral coverage together. Sludge Bomb is
absolutely worthless – any Grass-types that are weak to Poison get singed by a
much stronger Flamethrower anyway.

Sunny Day is a very important part of Flint's strategy, so if you can use any
weather, especially Rain Dance, use it as soon as possible to neuter him as
much as you can. Remember that Water moves do half damage in the sun. Your best
option against him is something not weak to either of its STAB moves that can
hit him super effectively.

Despite the presence of Sunny Day, Water-types will still prove useful against
his entire team, but this is not the cakewalk you had last fight. It's all
business from here on out, so you'd better be prepared for what's to come.

o———o Moveset: Giga Impact, Overheat, Quick Attack, Will-o-Wisp
| Flareon | Type: Fire
o———o Ability: Flash Fire (When hit by a Fire move, bearer's Fire moves
do 150% more damage; immune to Fire damage)
Ah, Flareon, also known as the
greatest disappointment in the game. Flareon has never been known for its
attacking prowess, but Flint sure tries with this set. Despite Flareon's super
high Attack stat, the main form of offense is Overheat (a special-based move).
In the sun, it's absurdly powerful the first time it hits. Fortunately for you,
that first hit is all you have to worry about. Flint's too dumb to switch out,
so once that first Overheat is fired, it's smooth sailing from there.

Giga Impact, despite not being boosted by STAB, can still hurt a lot coming
from Flareon's gigantic Attack stat. It requires a turn of rest after use,
though, so use that to heal or get a kill in.

o———-o Moveset: Bounce, Flare Blitz, SolarBeam, Sunny Day
| Rapidash | Type: Fire
o———-o Ability: Run Away (100% escape rate vs. wild Pokemon)

In the sun, Rapidash is a very potent threat. Sunny weather eliminates the
charge turn needed for Solarbeam, allowing him to disintegrate your Water-,
Rock-, and Ground-types. He won't have much trouble using it first, either, due
to his high Speed rating. A sun-enhanced Flare Blitz can even plow through
things that resist it, so be careful if you take on Rapidash in the sun.

Your best option here is actually a good Fire-type with either Return or an
alternative STAB option. Fire-types resist both Fire and Grass, Rapidash's main
forms of offense.

o———–o Moveset: Earthquake, Flare Blitz, Mach Punch, ThunderPunch
| Infernape | Type: Fire/Fighting
o———–o Ability: Blaze (Fire-type damage x 150% when HP I’ll take one
Don’t need it

This is a pretty steep price to pay for anything, especially something as lame
as a ribbon, but it gets worse. The final ribbon will literally cost you
everything you have – $999,999.

Jeremy and Reina on Route 212 are still the best places to go for cash. At
their best, they will fork over $24,400 a fight if you equip the Amulet Coin.
Even if they don’t yet give you that much per fight, it’s still the fastest
(and safest) place to make money.

There’s a Nugget somewhere in the Resort Area, probably on that patch across
the water by the bridge, but I forget its exact location. My notes sucked.

o—————————–o Fishing in the Resort Area will get you
| RESORT AREA POKEMON LISTING | nothing but Magikarp, which is why no fishing
o—————————–o information is listed in the Pokemon listing.
| Golduck (surfing) | By fishing with the Super Rod, you can
| Psyduck (surfing) | encounter Magikarp of literally any level,
o—————————–o from 1 to 100, inclusively. You don’t get
anything for catching a L100 Magikarp, but
hey. It’s something to do, right?

To the right of the Pokemon Center is the main reason you’ll ever want to come
here anymore; the Villa. Tell this guy yes and it’s yours, no strings attached.

Outside the Villa, dowsing for a Nugget.

For more information on the Villa, see section 17f.

One last route remains, and you’ll need Surf to get through it. It’s west of
the Resort Area. Bring Rock Smash for fun times.

o—————————o You’ll find the first guy just to your left.
| ROUTE 230 POKEMON LISTING |
o—————————o SwimmerM Kurt
| Floatzel (all day) | Krabby L51, Corphish L51, Kingler L54
| Gloom (all day) | $864
| Pelipper (all day) |
| Roselia (all day) | You’ll find the next Trainer pacing to and fro
| Weepinbell (all day) | just west of Kurt.
| Oddish (night) |
| Bellsprout (morning/day) | SwimmerF Joanna
| Pelipper (surfing) | Luvdisc L52, Lapras L54
| Sealeo (surfing) | $864
| Tentacruel (surfing) |
| Remoraid (fishing, GR) | Head up for the next one.
| Octillery (fishing, SR) |
| Wailmer (fishing, SR) | SwimmerF Mallory
| Wailord (fishing, SR) | Surskit L52, Lombre L54
| Corsola (swarm) | $864
| Togepi (Poke Radar) |
o—————————o Follow the rocks down and left.

SwimmerM Glenn
Octillery L53, Poliwhirl L53
$848

Head up into the grass, bust the rock by the stairs, stand where it was, face
up, press A for a free Water Stone. Go down the stairs to your right, bust the
rock, and claim your new Rare Candy. Head to the northen end, bust the rock,
and examine the last tile for an Ultra Ball. On the left side, smash another
rock for a Blue Shard.

Get back in the water and continue left. Almost finished (really)!

SwimmerF Sophia SwimmerM Sam
Delibird L53, Mantine L53 Sealeo L53, Gastrodon L53
$848 $848

Fight Area’s just to your left. There are some berries just north of the shore,
don’t forget about those if that’s your thing.

Congratulations! You’ve gone everywhere you can go in the game!

At this point, all that remains is the Battle Frontier (covered in the next
section) and the Battleground (covered in section 16). I refer you to those
locations for any further use out of this guide.

=======================
14. The Battle Frontier [oatef]
=======================

Located in the Fight Area, the Battle Frontier is essentially one giant mini
game. There are five facilities here, each with their own Frontier Brains for
you to manhandle.

Upon entering, your Vs. Recorder will be updated. You can now check it to keep
track of your progress in the Battle Frontier.

Let’s take a minute and head to the center area. There are three
places here that you can spend your hard-earned BP. The upper left lady will
give you three scratch-off cards for 1 BP. When you choose them, use the stylus
to scratch three areas. If you match three Pokemon, or use Ditto to match them,
then you win the prize listed. In the case of berries, you’ll earn 3; if your
prize is Nugget, you will only get one, unfortunately.

The real items you’ll be spending your BP on are the ladies closer to the exit.

o——————-o A lot of items can only be o————————o
| LEFT LADY | obtained here. Note you can | RIGHT LADY |
o——————-o buy vitamins for 1 BP. The o————————o
| Protein………1 | “Power” items are used only | TM06 Toxic……….32 |
| Calcium………1 | for EV training. See section | TM73 Thunder Wave…32 |
| Iron…………1 | 18b for information on that. | TM61 Will-O-Wisp….32 |
| Zinc…………1 | The Toxic and Flame Orbs | TM45 Attract……..32 |
| Carbos……….1 | will poison and burn the | TM40 Aerial Ace…..40 |
| HP Up………..1 | holder. White Herb restores | TM31 Brick Break….40 |
| Power Bracer…16 | status when it’s lowered. | TM08 Bulk Up……..48 |
| Power Belt…..16 | The Power Herb will allow a | TM04 Calm Mind……48 |
| Power Lens…..16 | Pokemon to skip the first | TM81 X-Scissor……64 |
| Power Band…..16 | turn of a 2-turn charge | TM30 Shadow Ball….64 |
| Power Anklet…16 | attack. BrightPowder reduces | TM53 Energy Ball….64 |
| Power Weight…16 | the accuracy of the foe when | TM36 Sludge Bomb….80 |
| Toxic Orb……16 | held; Choice Band makes any | TM59 Dragon Pulse…80 |
| Flame Orb……16 | physical attack stronger, | TM71 Stone Edge…..80 |
| White Herb…..32 | but limits you to the first | TM26 Earthquake…..80 |
| Power Herb…..32 | move you pick, regardless of o————————o
| BrightPowder…48 | whether or not Choice Band
| Choice Band….48 | powers it up. Focus Band will sometimes leave you with 1
| Focus Band…..48 | HP when hit with a move that would otherwise kill you.
| Scope Lens…..48 | The Muscle Band makes physical moves a little stronger.
| Muscle Band….48 | The Choice Scarf is like the Choice Band, but this item
| Focus Sash…..48 | instead jacks your Speed way up. Pretty nifty for those
| Choice Scarf…48 | slow-but-powerful Pokemon. As far as the lady on the
| Razor Claw…..48 | right goes, you’ve seen most if not all of these at some
| Razor Fang…..48 | point in the game used on someone’s Pokemon, or picked
| Rare Candy…..48 | up the TM yourself. It should be noted that this is the
o——————-o only place to get TMs 04, 06, 08, 63, and 71.

As mentioned before, there are five facilities you can challenge in the Battle
Frontier. They’ll be covered in a clockwise manner, starting in the lower left.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rotom’s special formes cannot be used in the Battle Frontier.
He will revert back to his standard forme _after_ you’ve registered him, when
it’s way too late to do anything about it.

==================
14a. Battle Castle [scphk]
==================

The Battle Castle is located in the southwest corner of the Battle Frontier.

It’s unique among Battle Frontier facilities; unlike everywhere else, you are
not healed after each battle.

The way it works is this: Take your team of three in and fight a Trainer. All
Pokemon get put to L50, and you are stripped of your items. Depending on how
well you do, you will earn Castle Points – CP – that you can only spend here.

You’ll be given 10 CP to start. Before each battle, you can spend accumulated
CP in any way you wish. CP can be used to cure your Pokemon, restore their
moves, buy items for them… you can even find out information on your foe’s
team using a little CP.

Below is a list of everything you can do for your Pokemon with CP.

o—————————-o o————————o
| Restore all HP……..10 | | Cheri Berry……..2 |
| Restore all PP………8 @ | | Chesto Berry…….2 |
| Restore all HP/PP…..15 * | | Pecha Berry……..2 |
| Heal Rank 2……….100 | | Rawst Berry……..2 |
| Heal Rank 3……….100 @ | | Aspear Berry…….2 |
o—————————-o | Persim Berry…….2 |
| Lum Berry……….5 |
o——————————-o Sitrus Berry…….5 | Key
| Rental Rank 2……..150 Berries 36-52……5 @ | —
| King’s Rock………..10 @ Rental Rank 3….150 @ |
| Quick Claw…………15 @ White Herb………5 * | – No rank needed
| Power Herb………….5 @ Focus Band……..15 * | @ – Rank 2 required
| Shell Bell…………15 @ Focus Sash……..10 * | * – Rank 3 required
| Metronome………….10 @ Leftovers………20 * |
| Light Clay…………10 @ BrightPowder……20 * |
| Grip Claw………….10 @ All Lenses……..20 * |
| Big Root…………..10 @ All Choice items..20 * |
| Toxic Orb………….10 @ Muscle Band…….20 * |
| Flame Orb………….10 @ Wise Glasses……20 * |
| Light Ball…………15 @ Expert Belt…….20 * |
| Thick Club…………15 @ Life Orb……….20 * |
o——————————————————–o

o—————————o And of course, you can mess with your opponent’s
| Identity check……..1 | team, too. You might want to seriously consider
| Pokemon’s Level +5….1 | buying the Pokemon’s summary; not only is it
| Pokemon’s Level -5…15 | cheap, you’ll find out their item, nature,
| Pokemon’s Summary…..2 | ability, and all stats. You can probably guess
| Pokemon’s Moves…….5 @ | what Pokemon it is based on that information
| Summary Rank 2…….50 | alone, especially if you get an ability only 1
o—————————o Pokemon has, like Pure Power.

When you’ve spent CP to your heart’s content, exit and start the battle.

A few more helpful tips for this place:

– Don’t bother wasting 1 CP on checking the first Pokemon’s identity. You can’t
switch your Pokemon order, so save your CP.

– If you increase the opponent’s level by 5, you’ll earn more CP. This is
helpful for building up CP early on, when the enemies are easy to defeat.

– If any of your Pokemon die in battle, Darach will revive them if you win the
fight, but they will be at 1 HP! Don’t forget to heal them!

– Watch your PP carefully. They won’t be restored after a battle. One of the
first things you should buy is the second Heal rank so you can restore PP,
especially if a member of your team is using a Choice item on a move with low
PP, like Fire Blast.

After 20 consecutive wins, your 21st match will be against Castle Valet Darach.
He will use Staraptor, Houndoom, and Empoleon. Win this battle to earn a Silver
Print for your Vs. Recorder. You’ll get CP for beating Darach, too.

After your third streak of 7, you will gain the ability to skip any battle for
a whopping 50 CP per time. I wouldn’t recommend doing this much, although it
can help you in a pinch.

If you can manage to string together 48 wins, Darach will challenge you again,
this time using Entei, Gallade, and Empoleon. If you can beat him, your print
will be upgraded to a Gold Print.

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14b. Battle Hall [opbtb]
================

The Battle Hall is found on the west end of the Battle Frontier, above the
Battle Castle.

The slogan here is “Let Each Pokemon Seek No. 1,” but really what they’re
saying is, “Let Each Pokemon Except Pokemon We Have Banned Such As Shaymin And
Giratina Seek No. 1.”

Other than your basic banned list of legendaries, you can use any Pokemon you
want, as long as that Pokemon is at least L30.

Here’s how it works. You take just one Pokemon in and fight. No levels are
changed, and you get to use whatever item you like.

When you go in, you’ll be presented with a big board that features all
seventeen types and a grayed out mystery box in the corner. Each type starts at
L1 and increases to L10. When you choose a type, you will fight a Pokemon that
is of that type. For example, if you choose Fire, your opponent could be a
Chimchar. Sub-types are also taken into consideration; you might also get
Houndour as your opponent of the Fire category since Houndour is Dark/Fire.

Keep this in mind when you choose your Pokemon. Remember that it’s a one-on-one
fight. Your Pokemon should know a wide variety of moves to handle multiple
types. When choosing your warrior, it should be a Pokemon that does not have
too many weaknesses. This means that Grass-types should not even be considered.
Pokemon with one weakness will work fantastically, like Swampert and Kingdra.
Dragons also work well; Dragon is a fairly obscure type, and it’s only weak to
itself and Ice. Kingdra gets special mention because his only weakness is
Dragon.

Your first opponent in the type you pick will be several levels underneath your
Pokemon, and will be ridiculously easy to defeat. The enemies get progressively
stronger, but you’ll not notice any real challenge until at least the 41st

A few helpful tips for this place:

– Get rid of your weaknesses first. If you’re using Garchomp, for example, it
would be wise to take out all ten levels of Dragon and Ice, since they threaten
Garchomp the most. After that, you might want to get rid of the Water-type
because Water can carry both Dragon and Ice as secondary sub-types. By that
point, you’ve defeated 30 opponents, hopefully without any trouble. Even if you
somehow lose, you’ve at least lost early on and not when you’ve got a big
streak going. That’s a lot easier to deal with.

– Make sure you have a way to deal with Shedinja. Get rid of the Bug and Ghost
types as soon as possible so you will never see him again. Toxic is the easiest
way to get rid of him, but if you’re using Abomasnow, Hippowdon, or Tyranitar,
then you’ve got the match won (providing you don’t get OHKOed by Shedinja’s
move). This is another reason that it’s important to use something with few
weaknesses; the fewer threats you have, the better.

– Know what Pokemon can learn what moves. For example, I had a streak going
with my Breloom (a Pokemon you should NEVER use here) and fought an Electric-
type Pokemon. Turns out my opponent was Manectric. I have a Choice Scarf
equipped, so I know I’m gonna go first. I slam Manectric hard with Superpower.
He hangs on with a Focus Sash and uses Flamethrower for the OHKO. Game over.
This is a shining example of why it’s important to use something without a lot
of weaknesses so things like this don’t happen to you.

– Be as high a level as you can. The higher level you are, the longer the
opposition will take before they match you in level. The longer you can keep
the advantage, the better.

Defeat ten opponents in a row to win BP. You don’t get a lot early on, but if
you can build a streak up, the BP starts to add up. If you can manage to kill
50 Pokemon in a row, you will be challenged by Hall Matron Argenta. She’s the
grayed out mystery square in the corner. She can be a bit difficult because she
can use any Pokemon allowed here, including Shedinja, so if you’re on your
fifth round, make sure your Pokemon has something to deal with Shedinja, should
you face it. You’ll get a Silver Print for defeating her.

If your Pokemon can defeat all 10 levels of all 17 types – a streak of 170 –
Argenta will challenge you again, again using a random Pokemon of a random
type. Come out on top for an updated Gold Print.

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14c. Battle Tower [gihtp]
=================

The Battle Tower is at the north end of the Battle Frontier, directly above the
entrance.

Debuting in Pokemon Crystal, the Battle Tower has been the source of much
frustration and many, many horror stories. It’s almost like anything goes here.
It’s the closest thing in-game to competitive play, but if you think there are
any real rules here… you’re in for some disappointment.

There are no fancy battling gimmicks here – just straight battling. Take your
team of three in and go as long as you can without losing. That’s all there is
to it. It gets pretty ridiculous later on – be prepared to lose to random Quick
Claw activations, BrightPowder misses, Fissure hits, and everyone’s favorite…
the dreaded critical hit.

A few helpful tips:

– If you wanna win here at all, your Pokemon have _got_ to be EV trained,
preferably with high IVs. See section 18 for information on IVs and EVs.

– You only have three Pokemon. The fewer weaknesses they have, the better. Make
sure you have an answer for as many Pokemon as you can, as you will probably
see your team’s biggest threat at some point up the tower.

– Make sure you have at least two Pokemon that can deal with Shedinja. You
don’t wanna lose because of that jerkface.

The boss here is Palmer, the Tower Tycoon. You met him earlier with your rival.
This time, he will challenge you if you can make it to the end of 3 streaks. As
your 21st opponent, he will use Dragonite, Rhyperior, and Milotic – not
necessarily in that order, unfortunately. If you can best him, you’ll get a
Silver Print. Not only that, but you will receive a Bronze Trophy for your
secret base. As an extra added bonus, each of your team of three will receive a
special ribbon, just for being in your party.

It’s a challenge, but if you can defeat 48 Trainers in a row, Palmer will be
your final match in your seventh streak. His three Pokemon will be Heatran,
Cresselia, and Regigigas. Keep in mind that Regigigas’s Slow Start ability
cripples him for five turns. Use this time to set yourself up for a sweep.

Winning here will get you a Gold Print, a Gold Trophy for your secret base, and
another ribbon (different from before) for your team of three.

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14d. Battle Factory [tiaed]
===================

The Battle Factory is located on the right side of the Battle Frontier, north
of the Battle Arcade.

You probably remember this place from Emerald. It works the same way. You
surrender your entire team in exchange for rental Pokemon. Their levels depend
on whatever battle method you choose – L50 or Open Level (L100). At first, you
will be given a choice of six Pokemon. You get to choose three out of those six
to start things off. At the end of every battle, you have the option of
exchanging one of your team’s members for a Pokemon you just defeated.

Here’s the catch: you don’t know what it can do until the next battle. It’s
very important to remember the moves used during your fight – this can help you
gauge a Pokemon’s strength.

On your first streak, you will be told the identities of all three of your
opponent’s Pokemon. This makes it very easy for you to determine what Pokemon
to take into battle.

Of course, it gets harder the farther you go. On your second run, you’ll be
told only two Pokemon – your opponent’s lead and one of their reserves. On the
third streak, you’ll only be told your opponent’s lead and that Pokemon’s most
powerful attack. For every run after that, you’ll be told something about the
types on your opponent’s team. You either get no information (they don’t care
about the types) or a certain type (skilled with the Dark-type or whatever). If
you get a certain type here, you can guarantee that at least two of the three
Pokemon the opponent has will be that type. Now, while this makes it easy for
you to build your team to counter them, keep in mind that while they don’t lie
to you, there are a lot of Pokemon out there. You might think that packing a
bunch of Electric-types to take out your opponent’s Flying-type team is good,
but too bad one of them is Gliscor and he walks all over you.

Some more helpful tips:

– Keep in mind that you can’t change who your leader is. If you exchange your
leader for a Pokemon, that new Pokemon becomes your leader.

– Make sure your reserve Pokemon can cover the weaknesses of your leader. Since
you can’t switch who you lead with, a lot of times you will have to switch your
leader out for someone more favorable.

– For each streak, there’s only one of each Pokemon. What this means is that if
you have a Feraligatr, for example, you will never see a Feraligatr in your
streak of 7. Make sure you remember what the Pokemon you _don’t_ pick can do –
you’ll be better prepared to face them should you run into them again. This
also helps if you lose; you’ll do better next time if you know what you’re up
against.

If you can get through twenty Trainers, the last opponent on your third run
will be Factory Head Thorton. Before the battle, Thorton will mention that the
device he has reveals your whole team, and he does not hesitate to demonstrate
that indeed he does know your entire team. Don’t worry, though. He doesn’t
_really_ know what your Pokemon are. He’ll be using rental Pokemon, just like
you. If you can beat this jerk, you’ll get a Silver Print.

Four streaks later, Thorton will challenge you again as your 49th opponent,
again using rentals as you are. You’ll receive a Gold Print for winning.

==================
14e. Battle Arcade [tpisa]
==================

The Battle Arcade is in the lower right corner of the Battle Frontier.

Here’s how this facility operates. You choose three Pokemon and send them in.
Your held items, if any, are temporarily surrendered. Before each match, you’ll
get to spin the wheel, so to speak, to determine various effects on your
battle. Considering you can see your opponent’s entire team, you can really
screw the opponent’s team over since _you_ always get to spin the wheel.

Keep in mind that the cursor will stop exactly when you tap the button, not a
couple spaces before or after.

Also keep in mind that you will see the same icons in both red and black. Black
affects you; red affects your opponent. Don’t be confused.

A lot of the effects are easy to tell. For example, a lightning bolt icon will
paralyze all Pokemon; a flame icon will burn them all. A few of them aren’t so
clear, though…

Some of the icons will have a miniature 3×3 board with either an up arrow, down
arrow, or question mark. What these do is speed up, slow down, or randomize the
movement speed of the cursor on the next round (nothing will happen for your
current battle). Avoid the question mark one like the plague; even with a sped
up game board, you can still get the outcome you like with some precision.
Obviously, the slow board is the favorable one.

There’s one with small lines surrounding a blank space. This is the “free
space,” if you will. Getting this means nothing will happen.

Avoid the tornado icon – it will bring fog, and no one wants to fight in a fog.

If you land on the berry icon, the player’s team will all get a random berry
from 1-10 for the duration of the battle.

Later on, you’ll see a “BP” icon. Landing on this will net you 1 BP, for free.

The Lv icons will increase or decrease a player’s team’s levels by three each.

A few more helpful tips:

– Paralyze your opponent’s team whenever possible.

– Weather brought by the roulette lasts forever. If your Pokemon can take
advantage of the weather, feel free to do so. Don’t hesitate to use the weather
to weaken the opponent (making it sunny if they have a powerful Water-type, for
example).

– Don’t dawdle in making a roulette selection. If you take too long, the game
will decide for you.

Defeat 20 foes and Arcade Star Dahlia will challenge you. As you’ll see, she’ll
use Dusknoir, Medicham, and Ludicolo. Her Dusknoir knows Trick Room, so DO NOT
paralyze her team. Her Ludicolo is also physically based, so if you can burn
them all, do that for an easy win. You’ll get a Silver Print for winning.

If you can manage to battle your way through 48 total opponents, Dahlia will
fight you again, this time using Zapdos, Blaziken, and Togekiss. Mamoswine will
work excellently here. A Gold Print is for you if you emerge victorious.

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15. Turnback Cave [grtna]
=================

You’ve actually been to Turnback Cave before, but you couldn’t get inside yet
because Cynthia was blocking the way in. Now that you have the National
Pokedex, she’s gone and this cave is yours for exploring. It’s at the north end
of Sendoff Spring. You’ll need Rock Climb to get in, and if you really want,
bring Defog (or Max Repels) and Rock Smash.

o——————————-o Turnback Cave is a giant maze, but it’s not
| TURNBACK CAVE POKEMON LISTING | anything special. There are three pillars
o——————————-o that you must come across before you enter
| Golbat (everywhere) | 30 rooms. This is what P1 and P2 refer to in
| Chimecho* | the Pokemon listing. Some will only appear
| Bronzong (after P1) | before or after certain pillars.
| Dusclops (after P1) |
| Bronzor (before P1) | Chimecho is weird. It only appears after the
| Duskull (before P1) | first pillar in the morning or at night, but
| Gastly (before P1) | if you’ve passed the second pillar, you can
| Chingling (before P2) | find it all day.
| Haunter (before P2) |
| Solrock (GBA, Ruby) | All the rooms are square. There are a lot of
| Lunatone (GBA, Sapphire) | rocks you can break, but none of them are
o——————————-o actually blocking your path. Just go around.

If you manage to hit three pillars, the next room you will enter will be the
end. In here you will find a Rare Bone and a portal to the Distortion World. In
there is a short path that you can take and find the Griseous Orb. Let Giratina
hold this and he will remain in his Origin Forme until you remove it, go on Wi-
Fi, or enter the Union Room.

After that, get back to Turnback Cave and enter any door to go to the entrance.

====================
16. The Battleground [gptlu]
====================

The Battleground is located in the Survival Area. It’s unavailable to you until
after Charon gets arrested.

Basically, this place is a place for really tough Trainers to hang out. All the
Gym Leaders of Sinnoh hang out here; you can also find Buck, Cheryl, Marley,
Mira, and Riley here as well. They will all use 5 Pokemon, levels ranging from
61 to 66, depending on who it is you’re fighting. All the Gym Leaders use
upgraded version of their teams, with new National Pokedex additions, and your
former party members also have super strong, varied teams as well. Everyone has
two Full Restores to heal their Pokemon, and the Pokemon with the highest level
will hold a Sitrus Berry. When defeated, everyone will fork over $7800.

Every day, the people in the Battleground change. Unfortunately, you can only
battle a person in there once a day. It’s a real shame, because it’s a great
place to level up if you can’t defeat the Elite Four again.

Each Gym Leader and strategies for defeating them is listed below. Gym Leaders
are listed in the order you fought them; party members are listed in
alphabetical order after Volkner. I won’t go into too much detail. After all,
while they’re all tough opponents, defeating the Gym Leaders should be just as
easy as it was before.

==========
16a. Roark [mjftn]
==========

o—————-o—————-o—————-o Roark is just as easy to
| Aerodactyl L62 | Golem L61 | Probopass L61 | defeat as he was when you
o—————-o—————-o—————-o fought him back in the
| Aerial Ace | Earthquake | Discharge | beginning of the game.
| Earthquake | Stone Edge | Stone Edge | However, he’s got a few
| Stone Edge | Brick Break | Earth Power | new tricks. The most
| Dragon Claw | Flamethrower | Stealth Rock | notable of these is his
o—————-o—————-o—————-o Tyranitar, whose Sand
| Rampardos L63 | Tyranitar L65 | Stream will provide a
o—————-o—————-o Special Defense boost for his entire team.
| Avalanche | Crunch | That said, Surf will still destroy him if
| Earthquake | Fire Fang | you’re powerful enough. Probopass is the
| Head Smash | Aerial Ace | only one with Stealth Rock, so you won’t
| Zen Headbutt | Stone Edge | have to worry about that much at all. Be
o—————-o—————-o mindful of Rampardos’s horrifying power.

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16b. Gardenia [owbtl]
=============

It’s sad that a person of o—————-o—————-o—————-o
Gardenia’s caliber can be | Jumpluff L61 | Bellossom L61 | Cherrim L62 |
taken out so easily. The o—————-o—————-o—————-o
obvious choice here is to | Toxic | Ingrain | Toxic |
just send out a Fire-type | Bounce | Sunny Day | SolarBeam |
and burn her team to the | Sunny Day | Giga Drain | Sunny Day |
ground. While Jumpluff’s | Aerial Ace | Drain Punch | Leech Seed |
Speed is doubled in the o—————-o—————-o—————-o
sun, it is not a threat | Torterra L63 | Roserade L65 |
and can be handled fairly easily. Torterra o—————-o—————-o
can Earthquake you, but his low Sp. Def | Crunch | Hyper Beam |
should equal a OHKO by Flamethrower or | Earthquake | Leaf Storm |
Fire Blast. If you don’t have a Fire-type, | Stone Edge | Shadow Ball |
Ice Beam will also do a fine job of | Wood Hammer | Sludge Bomb |
making you $7800 richer in a heartbeat. o—————-o—————-o

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16c. Fantina [olwkp]
============

o—————-o—————-o—————-o Most of Fantina’s team is
| Banette L61 | Drifblim L61 | Dusknoir L62 | pretty easy to defeat.
o—————-o—————-o—————-o Banette should pose no
| Thunderbolt | Psychic | Protect | problem, and as long as
| Shadow Claw | Baton Pass | Rock Slide | you don’t waste time
| Will-o-Wisp | Silver Wind | Double Team | letting Dusknoir set up,
| Faint Attack | Ominous Wind | Shadow Punch | he should go down pretty
o—————-o—————-o—————-o quickly, too. Mismagius
| Mismagius L63 | Gengar L65 | and Gengar are the ones
o—————-o—————-o you wanna watch out for; their high Speed
| Psychic | Psychic | and Special Attack stats could mean a bit
| Shadow Ball | Thunder | of trouble for you. Be diligent in taking
| Thunderbolt | Fire Blast | out Drifblim ASAP as well; if he gets any
| Magical Leaf | Shadow Ball | boosts from Silver/Ominous Wind, he can
o—————-o—————-o Baton Pass them to his teammates.

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16d. Crasher Wake [osogf]
=================

Your best friend in this o—————-o—————-o—————-o
fight is any Pokemon that | Sharpedo L61 | Quagsire L61 | Gyarados L62 |
knows an Electric move o—————-o—————-o—————-o
and a Grass move. They’ll | Slash | Surf | Bite |
take out everyone but | Endure | Yawn | Aqua Tail |
Ludicolo in one hit. | Aqua Jet | Earthquake | Avalanche |
Other than that, basic | Night Slash | Stone Edge | Giga Impact |
type matching will do you o—————-o—————-o—————-o
right; Wake’s moves suck. | Floatzel L63 | Ludicolo L65 |
Ludicolo is the top threat; avoid making o—————-o—————-o
it rain to keep his Speed at a reasonable | Brine | Surf |
level. Once you get him out of the way, | Crunch | Ice Beam |
the rest of Wake’s team should fall pretty | Aqua Jet | Energy Ball |
easily. Quagsire has Damp, not Water | Ice Fang | Focus Blast |
Absorb, so you can use Water moves on him. o—————-o—————-o

============
16e. Maylene [tcaim]
============

o—————-o—————-o—————-o The easiest way to win
| Hitmontop L62 | Breloom L62 | Medicham L63 | this fight is to set up
o—————-o—————-o—————-o on Hitmontop. Calm Mind,
| Fake Out | Spore | Ice Punch | Dragon Dance, anything.
| Aerial Ace | Seed Bomb | Fire Punch | Max out and then waste
| Triple Kick | Mach Punch | Hi Jump Kick | her. Lucario stops you
| Quick Attack | Stone Edge | ThunderPunch | from mindlessly walking
o—————-o—————-o—————-o all over her with Psychic
| Machamp L64 | Lucario L66 | or Flying, but that’s one
o—————-o—————-o Pokemon, and not even he will stop you if
| Cross Chop | Bone Rush | you’ve boosted your stats up. Watch out
| Earthquake | Drain Punch | for Breloom’s Spore and Lucario’s Close
| Rock Climb | Close Combat | Combat. For a _really_ good time, send out
| Stone Edge | ExtremeSpeed | any Ghost-type you like and watch Maylene
o—————-o—————-o squirm as she tries to kill it.

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16f. Byron [towra]
==========

Byron seems to actually o—————-o—————-o—————-o
have gotten worse from | Skarmory L61 | Steelix L61 | Magnezone L62 |
the last time you fought o—————-o—————-o—————-o
him. His Steelix still | Rock Tomb | Ice Fang | Supersonic |
has a goofy set, but | Drill Peck | Gyro Ball | Thunderbolt |
the sandstorm will jack | Night Slash | Sandstorm | Flash Cannon |
up the Sp. Def of his | Stealth Rock | DragonBreath | Thunder Wave |
Rock-types, which may o—————-o—————-o—————-o
result in you eating a | Bastiodon L63 | Aggron L65 |
Metal Burst. Magnezone is the only real o—————-o—————-o
threat, but he, like most of Byron’s team, | Rest | Avalanche |
cowers in fear to any Ground-type. Water | Metal Burst | Earthquake |
and Fire will also take Byron’s team out | AncientPower | Stone Edge |
with relative ease. While he’s easy to KO, | Iron Defense | Metal Burst |
don’t underestimate Aggron – he’s strong. o—————-o—————-o

============
16g. Candice [ntctt]
============

o—————-o—————-o—————-o Candice, like most Gym
| Weavile L62 | Abomasnow L61 | Mamoswine L61 | Leaders, doesn’t have a
o—————-o—————-o—————-o real answer to the one
| Slash | Ingrain | Hail | type that would seriously
| Taunt | Avalanche | Avalanche | ruin her. Mamoswine has
| Avalanche | Wood Hammer | Earthquake | Earthquake, and Glaceon
| Faint Attack | GrassWhistle | AncientPower | has Water Pulse, but
o—————-o—————-o—————-o if your Fire-type can KO
| Froslass L63 | Glaceon L65 | them in one hit, then
o—————-o—————-o you’re basically home free. Froslass and
| Hail | Blizzard | Glaceon’s Snow Cloak abilities will be
| Blizzard | Mirror Coat | activated once Abomasnow hits the field,
| Confuse Ray | Shadow Ball | so you might want to change the weather.
| Ominous Wind | Water Pulse | Hail also makes Blizzard never miss, so
o—————-o—————-o that’s another reason to change it.

============
16h. Volkner [epofa]
============

Though Volkner has a o—————-o—————-o—————-o
Lanturn, it won’t do much | Jolteon L61 | Raichu L61 | Luxray L62 |
if it gets killed in one o—————-o—————-o—————-o
shot. Lanturn has a ton | Charge Beam | Brick Break | Crunch |
of HP, though, so you | Double Kick | Charge Beam | Ice Fang |
might not get a OHKO. | Pin Missile | Light Screen | Fire Fang |
Aside from the free win | Quick Attack | Thunder Wave | Thunder Fang |
you get from sending out o—————-o—————-o—————-o
Hippowdon or something, | Lanturn L63 | Electivire L65 |
Volkner has an illness called the “no o—————-o—————-o
strong moves” disease. Symptoms include | Surf | Fire Punch |
only having a couple powerful attacks on | Ice Beam | Brick Break |
your entire team. Lanturn and Jolteon are | Discharge | Giga Impact |
the threats; once they’re dead, the rest | Signal Beam | ThunderPunch |
shouldn’t be too hard to take out. o—————-o—————-o

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16i. Buck [cfaaa]
=========

o—————-o—————-o—————-o Buck is not very hard to
| Shuckle L61 | Torkoal L61 | Umbreon L62 | defeat. His team’s best
o—————-o—————-o—————-o stat is Defense, and he
| Rest | Protect | Psychic | has a big weakness to
| Toxic | Eruption | Dark Pulse | Water. Surf is a better
| Protect | Earthquake | Confuse Ray | option than Waterfall
| Sandstorm | Will-o-Wisp | Double Team | here due to it being
o—————-o—————-o—————-o special-based, bypassing
| Dusknoir L63 | Claydol L65 | Buck’s tough Defense
o—————-o—————-o stats. It’s hard to say what the biggest
| Ice Punch | Psychic | threat is. It’s either Claydol, with his
| Fire Punch | Calm Mind | Calm Mind sweep potential, or Umbreon, and
| Shadow Ball | Earth Power | his Double Team spamming. Torkoal’s got a
| ThunderPunch | AncientPower | powerful Eruption, but he’s so slow that
o—————-o—————-o you can easily hit him before he hits you.

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16j. Cheryl [citcc]
===========

Cheryl is a jerk. o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Wobbuffet L61 | Drifblim L61 | Hariyama L62 |
No two ways about it; o—————-o—————-o—————-o
there is no fight more | Encore | Fly | Earthquake |
annoying than this. The | Counter | Toxic | Stone Edge |
fact that she leads with | Safeguard | Protect | Bullet Punch |
a Wobbuffet should be | Mirror Coat | Ominous Wind | Close Combat |
proof of this. o—————-o—————-o—————-o
| Wailord L63 | Blissey L65 |
Shadow Tag prevents switching, so whoever o—————-o—————-o
you have as a lead is stuck fighting until | Brine | Toxic |
one of you dies. Unless you have a stat- | Avalanche | Counter |
boosting move, it’s probably going to be | Earthquake | Psychic |
you. Thankfully, Cheryl is too stupid to | Water Spout | Softboiled |
abuse Encore and Counter/Mirror Coat. o—————-o—————-o

All of Cheryl’s Pokemon have tons of HP, making killing them in one hit
difficult, and near impossible without using their weakness.

Blissey is the #1 threat here; if you don’t have a physical Fighting-type
attack to dispatch her, you run the risk of getting Countered for a guaranteed
OHKO, followed by Softboiled next turn, wasting your hard-earned damage.

In the case of Wobbuffet, Drifblim, and especially Blissey, Taunt is their
worst nightmare. It leaves Blissey stuck firing off weak Psychics, and
Wobbuffet will Struggle for four turns, which will kill her. Wailord and
Hariyama are just beefy hitters. Water Spout is insanely strong if Wailord’s at
full HP, so just keep hitting it and his most effective attacking option will
be neutered. Hariyama is powerful and isn’t reliant on his HP to deal damage.
However, he is very slow. Use that to your advantage.

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16k. Marley [rtths]
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o—————-o—————-o—————-o Marley’s team focuses on
| Ninjask L61 | Electrode L61 | Crobat L62 | going first using blazing
o—————-o—————-o—————-o Speed. Fortunately, all
| Slash | Thunder | Air Slash | that speed comes at the
| X-Scissor | Hyper Beam | Confuse Ray | cost of mediocre strength
| Aerial Ace | Double Team | Double Team | and survivability, so her
| Swords Dance | Thunder Wave | Poison Fang | team isn’t too difficult
o—————-o—————-o—————-o to beat.
| Weavile L63 | Arcanine L65 |
o—————-o—————-o Like Yanmega, Ninjask has Speed Boost, and
| Ice Punch | Crunch | Ninjask has Swords Dance, making him a top
| Ice Shard | Flare Blitz | threat. Luckily, he can’t Baton Pass the
| Aerial Ace | ExtremeSpeed | boosts to his teammates, but you should
| Night Slash | Thunder Fang | still take him out as soon as you can.
o—————-o—————-o Crobat and Electrode know Double Team, so
they should also be eliminated ASAP.
Ground-types reduce Electrode to a
quivering pile of upside-down Poke ball, leaving Hyper Beam as his only means
of offense. However, he might also start piling on the Double Teams, so make
sure you can get that OHKO. You’ve seen Weavile a billion times before – you
know how to deal with it.

Arcanine has Intimidate. His Sitrus Berry helps soften the self-damage he’ll be
inflicting from Flare Blitz, but most of the time he’ll be so busy doing that
that you can just Surf him to death or something.

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16l. Mira [qbnzp]
=========

For such a little girl, o—————-o—————-o—————-o
Mira packs a lot of heat. | Porygon-Z L61 | Gengar L61 | Magnezone L62 |
All of her Pokemon are o—————-o—————-o—————-o
potent special attackers, | Psychic | Psychic | Thunder |
and all their STAB moves | Dark Pulse | Energy Ball | Hyper Beam |
hurt a lot. | Tri Attack | Shadow Ball | Flash Cannon |
| Thunderbolt | Sludge Bomb | Thunder Wave |
Her lead is a shining o—————-o—————-o—————-o
example of this. Porygon- | Togekiss L63 | Alakazam L65 |
Z is tied with Alakazam for the highest o—————-o—————-o
Special Attack stat in the game. Nothing | Psychic | Psychic |
is safe from its wide variety of attacks. | Air Slash | Calm Mind |
Your best chance at beating it (as well as | Aura Sphere | Hyper Beam |
the rest of Mira’s team) is just to trade | ExtremeSpeed | Focus Blast |
blows with her. As long as you’re using a o—————-o—————-o
Pokemon that she can’t hit for double
damage, you should be able to take them all out pretty quickly. Watch out for
the occasional surprise Hyper Beam from Alakazam and Magnezone, and be thankful
that Porygon-Z doesn’t know it.

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16m. Riley [ecgir]
==========

o—————-o—————-o—————-o Riley can be one tough
| Absol L61 | Ursaring L61 | Metagross L62 | customer to handle; his
o—————-o—————-o—————-o entire team consists of
| Psycho Cut | Slash | Hammer Arm | manly men with super high
| Night Slash | Avalanche | Meteor Mash | Attack stats. Anything
| Quick Attack | Aerial Ace | Bullet Punch | with Intimidate will take
| Swords Dance | Shadow Claw | Zen Headbutt | him down a notch, but be
o—————-o—————-o—————-o aware that Metagross’s
| Salamence L63 | Lucario L65 | Clear Body blocks it. Be
o—————-o—————-o careful pitting a Fighting-type against
| Crunch | Bone Rush | Absol – that’s precisely why he carries
| Fire Fang | Blaze Kick | Psycho Cut. As with your other friends,
| Dragon Claw | Close Combat | you must rely on basic type matching to
| | ExtremeSpeed | win. Metagross, Salamence, and Lucario are
o—————-o—————-o the major threats in this battle.

Fire attacks are your best bet against Metagross, and they will handle Lucario
as well; obviously, an Ice move will make short work of Salamence.

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16n. Rival [oyfto]
==========

Find your starter. Rival’s team is below it.

At this point in the game, o—————-o—————-o—————-o
your rival will stand | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
outside the Battleground o—————-o—————-o—————-o
and, if you talk to him, | Staraptor L61 | Staraptor L61 | Staraptor L61 |
will talk about dumb | Heracross L62 | Heracross L62 | Heracross L62 |
stuff. However, if it’s | Snorlax L63 | Snorlax L63 | Snorlax L63 |
Sunday, he will challenge | Empoleon L65 | Torterra L65 | Infernape L51 |
you to a duel! It is | Roserade L59 | Floatzel L59 | Roserade L59 |
recommended that you save | Rapidash L59 | Rapidash L59 | Floatzel L59 |
before speaking to him, o—————-o—————-o—————-o
simply because he is the
most powerful Trainer in o—————-o—————-o—————-o
the world – he will | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
eventually put Cynthia o—————-o—————-o—————-o
to shame, putting his | Staraptor L71 | Staraptor L71 | Staraptor L71 |
entire team past her most | Heracross L72 | Heracross L72 | Heracross L72 |
powerful Pokemon. The | Snorlax L73 | Snorlax L73 | Snorlax L73 |
three teams you see to the | Empoleon L75 | Torterra L75 | Infernape L75 |
right are the three stages | Roserade L69 | Floatzel L69 | Roserade L69 |
your rival goes through | Rapidash L69 | Rapidash L69 | Floatzel L69 |
before he makes his long- o—————-o—————-o—————-o
held dream of being the
best finally come true. o—————-o—————-o—————-o
The strategy for each | Chimchar | Piplup | Turtwig |
battle won’t change – just o—————-o—————-o—————-o
the levels. Your Pokemon | Staraptor L81 | Staraptor L81 | Staraptor L81 |
are going to have to be | Heracross L82 | Heracross L82 | Heracross L82 |
top notch if you want to | Snorlax L83 | Snorlax L83 | Snorlax L83 |
have any chance at coming | Empoleon L85 | Torterra L85 | Infernape L85 |
out on top. | Roserade L79 | Floatzel L79 | Roserade L79 |
| Rapidash L79 | Rapidash L79 | Floatzel L79 |
o—————-o—————-o—————-o

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17. In-Game Happiness [oawht]
=====================

Everything below this point revolves around the things you can do on the side
when you’re not out saving the world (or, in the case that you’ve saved the
world already, things you can do when bored). The Great Marsh is covered in
detail in section 7c, so I won’t be covering it here.

Better get all the complicated stuff out of the way first and finish up easy.

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17a. Sinnoh Underground [aahbm]
=======================

The Sinnoh Underground (henceforth referred to as “the Underground”) is the
huge network of tunnels found underneath the Sinnoh region. The Underground’s
tunnels are divided very unevenly, into six different areas.

You should have already done the Underground tutorial with Underground Man when
you first arrived in Eterna City. You should also be familiar with the basics
of digging, creating a secret base, and burying Traps and Spheres.

This section will explain the various parts and treasures of the Underground in
greater detail.

o————-o—————————————————————o
| Sphere Care | If you bury a sphere, it will remain in the exact spot you |
o————-o buried it. It will, very slowly, grow in size the longer it |
| remains buried. The maximum size any Sphere can be is 99; it can’t grow |
| bigger than that. |
| |
| There are five different types of Spheres – Red, Blue, Green, Pale, and |
| Prism. |
| |
| There’s also a second method for increasing the size of your Spheres, and |
| that’s to combine them. You can combine as many as you want, but only |
| Spheres of the same color. The downside to doing this is that you don’t |
| get to simply add the two Spheres together and get one big one. |
| |
| To combine your Spheres, simply bury them on the same tile. The biggest |
| size Sphere you bury will absorb all other Spheres at 1/4 their size, |
| rounded down. If 1/4 of that number would be less than 1, it rounds up |
| to 1. |
| |
| For example, say you bury three Red Spheres, sizes 2, 15, and 16. Since |
| the Red Sphere 16 is the largest Sphere you bury, it will absorb the 2 |
| and 15. A fourth of 15, rounded down, is 3; a fourth of two is less than |
| 1, so that turns to 1. When you pick up the three spheres, you’ll get a |
| Red Sphere 20. It does seem like a ripoff, but them’s the breaks. |
| |
| So, what do you do with these Spheres? The only thing you can do with |
| them is trade them to the Hikers you find for Traps and items for your |
| Secret Base. |
| |
o—————-o————————————————————o
| Sphere Trading | You can think of Spheres as currency in the Underground. |
o—————-o Spheres are the only thing the Hikers will accept. It’s |
| exact change only, however, and you won’t get change for Spheres you give |
| them. Let’s say a Hiker wants a Red Sphere 8 for his item, and you’ve got |
| a Red Sphere 7 and a Red Sphere 62. The Red Sphere 7 isn’t big enough, so |
| he won’t take it, so you’ve got two options here; either fork over the 62 |
| or find some way to make that 7 an 8. If you give him the 62, he’ll love |
| you forever, but you’re not going to get a Red Sphere 54 as change for |
| your transaction. |
| |
| Yeah. It’s a scam, I know. It’s because of this that you don’t always |
| want to combine every Sphere you find. There are some items that are |
| ridiculously expensive, but you can soften the cost by trading the stuff |
| you dig up for Spheres. |
| |
o——-o———————————————————————o
| Traps | Traps are found two ways. You can either find them in the ground, |
o——-o or you can buy them from a Trap merchant underground. You should |
| know that if you tap the Touch Screen, you’ll be able to see places you |
| can dig for treasure nearby. If you see a spot on the ground flash, and |
| you didn’t bury a Sphere there, it’s a trap. Face it and press A to pick |
| it up. |
| |
| Traps in the field aren’t much use since your friend can easily find them |
| and pick them up without activating them. You can buy different Tools |
| that serve the same purpose. Those go in your Secret Base and, unlike |
| normal Traps, can be activated multiple times. |
| |
| You can also trade traps you find for Spheres at any Trap merchant. |
| |
o————-o—————————————————————o
| Digging 101 | Digging is the main attraction in the Underground. There |
o————-o are lots and lots of treasures to be found in the walls, |
| including evolution stones, special Plates, fossils, and some items you |
| can only find in the Underground. |
| |
| To get started, look at the top screen. Flashing yellow areas are places |
| you can dig. Walk to a location and tap the Touch Screen to pinpoint a |
| digging spot. when you get there, face that spot and press A. |
| |
| Once inside, you will be informed of how many items are in that |
| particular spot, anywhere from 2 to 4. Then you’ll get a chance to |
| excavate them. The wall is never the same; it varies in thickness in some |
| areas, and you’ll need to dig more to reach the item (if there is one). |
| |
| You get two tools to dig with; a pickax, and a hammer. You get 49 strikes |
| with the pickax, and 25 with the hammer, before the wall crumbles and you |
| lose any items you haven’t completely unearthed yet. A strike with the |
| hammer counts as two with the pickax, so you can keep track of how many |
| strikes you have left with either item. |
| |
| I personally use the hammer to bust through tough sections of the wall, |
| and then use the pickax to pick off the last few spots to get the item. |
| |
| Items (not Spheres) you successfully dig up are added to your treasure |
| sack. You can see what you currently have by looking in the Treasures |
| submenu. You can either take these items and put them in your Bag (the |
| one you carry above ground), or find a Treasure merchant and trade them |
| for Spheres. This is a good way to get big Prism and Pale Spheres, as |
| they’re pretty rare. |
| |
o——————o———————————————————-o
| Secret Bases 101 | You should really already have a secret base, as the |
o——————o creation of one is part of Underground Man’s tutorial. |
| |
| But what if you want to make a different one? Are you screwed? You bet. |
| |
| Just kidding. In order to move to a different location, you’ll need a |
| Digger Drill, just like you got in the tutorial. Trap merchants will |
| sell you Digger Drills, but the Sphere they want might not be the one you |
| have. If that’s the case, try and get the one they want. |
| |
| Okay, so you’ve got your secret base. But it’s filled with rocks! |
| |
| In case you don’t remember, you earn the right to remove those Big |
| Boulders from your secret base by capturing your friends’ flags out of |
| their own secret bases. Capturing a total of 50 will let you remove them |
| all, but in case you don’t feel like doing that, capturing 10 will let |
| you remove 10 of them. |
| |
| You can obtain items for decorating your secret base a number of ways. |
| The easiest way is to buy them from Goods merchants. You can also get |
| a good number of items from Mr. Goods, who is explained in the subsection |
| below this one. You can get a couple from the Fight Area, but most of |
| them are obtained in the Underground. |
| |
o————————-o—————————————————o
| Decorating Secret Bases | Okay, so you’re ready to make your base look |
o————————-o pretty. What do you do? |
| |
| Underground Man is a good place to start. He will give you items for |
| capturing your friend’s flags. Capture 1 for a Pretty Gem, 3 for a Shiny |
| Gem, 10 for a Mystic Gem, and 50 for a Glitter Gem. He will also give you |
| some items for decoration over the course of his tutorial. |
| |
| Mr. Goods in Hearthome City will give you items for doing certain things |
| in-game. He’ll give you a Globe that looks identical to the one you find |
| in the GTC lobby if you successfully connect over Nintendo WFC, and he’ll |
| fork over a Gym Statue (like what you see at the entrance of Gyms) if you |
| defeat all eight Gyms. He’ll also give you different trophy cups for |
| winning the Master Rank in any Super Contest, as well as neat-looking |
| crystals for either talking to 100 people underground, digging up 100 |
| fossils, trapping 100 people, or giving 100 items to people. |
| |
| The rest you gotta buy from the Hikers underground. There are all sorts |
| of items to buy, and to list them all here would be very time-consuming, |
| not to mention near impossible because the lists change every single day. |
| |
o—————————————————————————–o

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17b. Pokemon Super Contests [sepro]
===========================

Remember Pokemon Contests? Sure you do. Anyone who played Ruby, Sapphire, or
Emerald is familiar with them. Remember how they work?

Well, forget all of it.

Pokemon Contests, now known as Pokemon Super Contests, are run completely
differently than the Contests you’re familiar with, so in order to get a clear
view of how they work, you need to forget everything you learned about them so
far. Nothing is the same.

If you want to enter a Super Contest, you’ll need to go to the Contest Hall in
Hearthome City. It’s a few steps to the right of the Pokemon Center.

Oh wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start with the basics, shall we?

o—————o————————————————————-o
| Contest Types | You may have noticed a couple extra screens on the |
o—————o Pokemon info screen you weren’t familiar with. You may be |
| asking yourself, “Why is my Surf a Beauty-type? I thought it was Water?” |
| |
| These are Contest types. There are five in all, and they are as follows: |
| |
| Cute – Tough – Beauty – Smart – Cool |
| |
| All attacks are classified into one of these five categories. Now then, |
| if you press Right on the Pokemon info screen after the battle moves, you |
| will see a pentagon with each of the five types I listed at each angle. |
| You’ll also see a bar at the bottom that says “Sheen.” It’s probably an |
| empty bar at this point, but you’re going to be filling it soon. |
| |
| If you press Right from the Condition screen (what I described above), |
| you come to the Contest Moves screen, where you can see the Contest types |
| of your Pokemon’s known moves. If you press A, you can see each attack’s |
| effect in a Super Contest. |
| |
| It is a general rule to keep battling Pokemon and Contest Pokemon totally |
| separate. When crafting a good Super Contest moveset, don’t think at all |
| how that Pokemon would fare in battle. It’s not important here. What may |
| seem as a ridiculous moveset in battle may actually be a very effective |
| moveset for Super Contests, and vice versa. |
| |
o—————o————————————————————-o
| Baking Poffin | In order to succeed in Pokemon Super Contests, you will |
o—————o need to raise your Super Contest stats, similar to the |
| way you raise your stats to succeed in battle. Raising your Super Contest |
| stats is a little bit different than raising your normal stats, though. |
| |
| You should have gotten the Poffin Case already. I’ll assume you have it. |
| |
| In order to increase your stats, you’re going to need berries. If you |
| look in the Bag’s Berries Pocket, you can check the tag of that berry to |
| see what kind of stat it raises. |
| |
| You’ll notice that instead of types, there are five flavors listed here. |
| Each flavor corresponds with the type of that color: |
| |
| Sweet/Cute | Sour/Tough | Dry/Beauty | Bitter/Smart | Spicy/Cool |
| |
| You’re only allowed to feed your Pokemon a certain number of Poffins, so |
| you can’t waste time using low-level berries. Those are best suited for |
| battle, anyway. |
| |
| The best Poffin berries are #31-35. They’re pretty rare though, so if you |
| don’t have them or don’t want to take the time involved to grow lots of |
| them, the second best batch are #26-30. DON’T BOTHER WITH ANYTHING LESS. |
| |
| The berries I want you to get are pretty hard to obtain. The only way to |
| get them is through Amity Square. For every 200 steps you take in there, |
| whatever Pokemon you bring with you will have found an item. Rarely, it’s |
| a berry. Very rarely, it’s one of the berries you should want. |
| |
| You can also migrate them from Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald. It’s easier to |
| get them in those games. Migrate some over and start growing. |
| |
| If you’ve got them, you can also make Poffins out of the pinch berries |
| (#51-57). They’re actually WAY better than #31-35, but they’re so hard to |
| get, they’re not feasible for Poffin making. The Poffin that comes from |
| them is REALLY GOOD though, consider using them if you can get your hands |
| on some. |
| |
| Now for the actual baking process. If this is your first time baking |
| Poffin, you’re going to want to use a loser berry (#16-20) as practice. |
| Don’t want your super berries going to waste, do you? Head to the Poffin |
| House, next to Hearthome City’s PokeMart. Inside, talk to the lady at the |
| center table to get started. |
| |
| You may choose to bake Poffins alone or with friends using DS Wireless |
| Communications. All those involved then choose a berry to cook. You’ll |
| get a stronger Poffin if everyone chooses the same berry. |
| |
| Once the berries are dropped in, cooking starts! You will see an arrow |
| pointing in a certain direction, either left or right. Use the stylus and |
| spin the Poffin batter in that direction. If you spin too fast, the |
| batter will overflow; if you spin too slow, the batter will burn. Like I |
| said, it takes some getting used to. You’re going to want to shoot for a |
| speed that puts the batter at the outer edge or somewhere near it. Don’t |
| get frustrated if you spill some; keep practicing. |
| |
| The batter will go through several phases of cooking, and at any time |
| during this you will need to spin in the other direction. When this |
| happens, stop spinning and quickly start the other way to get the Poffin |
| batter back up to stirring speed. When the Poffin is in its final stage |
| of cooking (it appears brown and there are clearly visible colors, the |
| Poffin can no longer spill from the pot and you can spin as fast as you |
| want. Be careful, though – you still might need to change directions! |
| |
| Afterwards, everyone who participated gets a Poffin based on how well |
| you did. Look inside the Poffin Case to see its stats. To the right is |
| the Poffin’s level. The higher the level, the richer the flavor, and the |
| more the Poffin’s stat will be boosted. On the bottom you’ll see five |
| circles that represent each flavor. The circles with the circles around |
| them are reminders of what stat the Poffin boosts. The number next to it |
| is the smoothness level. This tells you how much it will boost the Sheen |
| meter when you feed it to your Pokemon. Poffin won’t affect your Pokemon |
| once its Sheen meter is full, so you want to shoot for a low smoothness |
| level so you can get the most out of your Poffin. |
| |
| Of course, if you have multiple people to bake with, your Poffins will |
| turn out better than if you had done it alone. But you must be careful; |
| the five flavors form what I call a weakening circle. Look at any of your |
| Pokemon’s Condition screen. Each type (flavor) will weaken the one next |
| to it in a counterclockwise fashion. For example, a berry that increases |
| the Cool stat will weaken a berry that increases the Tough stat. By that |
| same token, a Tough-increasing berry will weaken a Smart-increasing |
| berry. Smart decreases Cute, and Cute decreases Beauty, which in turn |
| decreases Cool. When baking with friends, it’s important that you make |
| sure that your berries work together. Like I said before, if everyone |
| picks the same berry, you won’t have to worry about this happening. |
| |
| Once you’re comfortable with baking, you can move on to the actually |
| useful berries. After you’ve obtained a good amount, you can start giving |
| them to your Pokemon. |
| |
| But wait! There’s more! New to Pokemon Platinum is the legendary Poffin |
| store, found in Lilycove City Department Store’s basement! There’s a lady |
| here who will sell you all types of Poffin for $6400 each. You can |
| actually skip baking altogether and just buy six or seven of these. The |
| ones you want to buy are anyone with the stat you’re looking for listed |
| first. For example, if you’re looking for Sour Poffin, you’ll want any |
| Poffin that says Sour-(anything). (anything)-Sour will work, but it won’t |
| be as effective. |
| |
| |
| But hold on now. You can’t just have any old Pokemon for your Contests. |
| Well, yeah you can, but there’s a trick to getting a superstar. |
| |
| o———o—————————o Take a look at the Trainer Memo |
| | Adamant | Likes Spicy, Hates Dry | on any of your Pokemon. Below |
| | Bashful | Happily eats anything. | its characteristic you’ll see |
| | Bold | Likes Sour, hates Spicy | what kind of food it likes. This |
| | Brave | Likes Spicy, Hates Sweet | is actually the flavor of Poffin |
| | Calm | Likes Bitter, Hates Spicy | your Pokemon likes, and it’s |
| | Careful | Likes Bitter, Hates Dry | affected by its nature. All |
| | Docile | Happily eats anything. | Pokemon of the same nature will |
| | Hardy | Happily eats anything. | like the same flavor of Poffin. |
| | Hasty | Likes Sweet, Hates Sour | A list of each nature, as well |
| | Gentle | Likes Bitter, Hates Sour | as its preferred Poffin flavor, |
| | Impish | Likes Sour, Hates Dry | can be seen to the left. Natures |
| | Jolly | Likes Sweet, Hates Dry | that don’t increase or decrease |
| | Lax | Likes Sour, Hates Bitter | a stat (“neutral natures”) will |
| | Lonely | Likes Spicy, Hates Sour | eat any flavor of Poffin well; |
| | Mild | Likes Dry, Hates Sour | this is shown by the phrase |
| | Modest | Likes Dry, Hates Spicy | “Happily eats anything.” on the |
| | Naive | Likes Sweet, Hates Bitter | Trainer Memo screen. However, |
| | Naughty | Likes Spicy, Hates Bitter | these Pokemon aren’t really |
| | Quiet | Likes Dry, Hates Sweet | suited for Contests since they |
| | Quirky | Happily eats anything. | can’t take advantage of the |
| | Rash | Likes Dry, Hates Bitter | flavors. You’re more than |
| | Relaxed | Likes Sour, Hates Sweet | welcome to feed a Pokemon a |
| | Sassy | Likes Bitter, Hates Sweet | flavor it hates or doesn’t love, |
| | Serious | Happily eats anything. | but you will get the best |
| | Timid | Likes Sweet, Hates Spicy | results by sticking with its |
| o———o—————————o favorite kind. |
| |
| Of course, now that you can purchase Poffin, you can actually get your |
| Pokemon’s Contest stats so high that you can win the Master Rank in all |
| Super Contests with a single Pokemon. Here’s what you do: |
| |
| 1. Buy enough Poffin to maximize two contest stats (between 6 and 8). |
| Let’s use Spicy and Dry as an example. It’s important to buy them, not |
| make them, because of the static smoothness amount. |
| 2. Buy a few Poffin that increase two _other_ stats. In this example, |
| we’ll use Sour and Sweet. Don’t buy enough to max them out. While you |
| _can_ get four maxed out stats, you’ll neglect the fifth stat. |
| 3. Buy a few more Poffin that increase one of the stats from the second |
| set and the last stat. In this example, you’ll need one that mainly |
| increases Bitter – the fifth stat – and either Sour or Sweet. |
| |
| You won’t max out the final three stats, but they will end up so high |
| that you’ll be able to win any rank in any contest; my Glaceon currently |
| has 33 ribbons. Nineteen of them are from Super Contests (because I |
| neglected the fifth stat, I cannot beat the Master Rank Smart Contest, |
| although it should say something that I was able to win the first three |
| ranks with _no Poffin investment!_ ). |
| |
o———————o——————————————————-o
| Fashion Accessories | So your Pokemon’s Super Contest stats are maxed. |
o———————o Think you’re ready for a Super Contest now? |
| |
| Not yet you aren’t. You still have more preparation to do. You got the |
| Fashion Case in the beginning of the game. Filling it with backdrops and |
| Accessories is key to being successful in Super Contests. Most of the |
| backdrops are obtained through the lottery in Jubilife TV. If you can get |
| Pokemon with ID numbers with the fifth digit each digit from 0 to 9, you |
| will win 5th prize every day (a backdrop). |
| |
| As far as the Accessories go, there are a few ways to get them: |
| – Walk with your Pokemon in Amity Square for 200 steps (Accessories are |
| the most common item they’ll find) |
| – Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop in Floaroma Town |
| – Veilstone City massage girl |
| – Pastoria City scarf man |
| – Guy wandering the eastern side of Amity Square |
| |
| These come in handy during the Super Contests. Preparation complete! |
| |
o—————————————————————————–o

Okay, _now_ you can go to the Contest Hall. Head straight up and talk to the
lady at the counter and she will ask you which rank you’d like to challenge.
You must beat each rank in order – first Normal, then Great, then Ultra, and
finally Master rank.

You can only fight the next rank with the Pokemon you beat the previous rank
with. So if your Pikachu beats the Normal rank, you can’t hatch a Starly egg
and take it to the Great rank – Starly would have to start at Normal rank like
everyone else.

Then you’ll need to pick the type of Super Contest you’d like to enter. Pick
whatever one you’ve got the best stat in.

Finally, you’ll have to choose your Pokemon to enter. You can pick anyone, and
not just the one with the Poffin fed to it, so make sure you know who you’re
picking.

A quick change of clothes, and you’re ready to go!

o——————–o——————————————————–o
| ROUND ONE – VISUAL | Pokemon Super Contests are divided into 3 rounds. |
o——————–o The first of these is the Visual Competition, where |
| you dress your Pokemon up nice and make the others looks like shmucks. |
| |
| After the introductions, you’re given a theme to dress to. This is where |
| all the Accessories and backdrops you’ve been getting come into play. |
| Some Accessories do better in certain themes than others. I’ll just list |
| the best Accessories to use for each theme, in alphabetical order for |
| easy reference. For a list on how to get all Accessories and backdrops, |
| see section 17b1. |
| |
| THE SHAPELY – Award Podium, Big Leaf, Big Tree, Black Pebble, Black |
| Specs, blue Flower, Cape, Carpet, Chimchar Mask, Colored |
| Parasol, Cube Stage, Flag, Flower Stage, Fluffy Bed, Glass |
| Stage, Glitter Boulder, Gold Pedestal, Googly Specs, |
| Gorgeous Specs, Heroic Headband, Jagged Boulder, Lace |
| Headdress, Mini Pebble, Mirror Ball, Old Umbrella, Orange |
| Flower, Peculiar Spoon, Photo Board, Pink Flower, Piplup |
| Mask, Professor Hat, Red Flower, Retro Pipe, Round Pebble, |
| Seashell, Shed Claw, Shed Horn, Silk Veil, Snaggy Pebble, |
| Spotlight, Spring, Standing Mike, Stump, Surfboard, Sweet |
| Candy, Thick Mushroom, Top Hat, Turtwig Mask, Wealthy Coin, |
| White Flower, Yellow Flower |
| |
| THE SHARP – Big Scale, Black Beard, Blue Feather, Cape, Colored Parasol, |
| Flag, Narrow Leaf, Narrow Scale, Old Umbrella, Professor Hat, |
| Purple Scale, Red Feather, Shed Claw, Shed Horn, Spring, |
| Standing Mike, Surfboard, Thin Mushroom, White Beard, White |
| Feather, Yellow Feather |
| |
| THE CREATED – Award Podium, Black Beard, Black Moustache, Black Specs, |
| Blue Balloon, Blue Barrette, Cape, Carpet, Chimchar Mask, |
| Colored Parasol, Confetti, Cube Stage, Flag, Flower Stage, |
| Fluffy Bed, Glass Stage, Glitter Powder, Gold Pedestal, |
| Googly Specs, Gorgeous Specs, Green Balloon, Green |
| Barrette, Heroic Headband, Humming Note, Lace Headdress, |
| Mirror Ball, Old Umbrella, Peculiar Spoon, Photo Board, |
| Pink Balloon, Pink Barrette, Piplup Mask, Professor Hat, |
| Red Balloon, Red Barrette, Retro Pipe, Shiny Powder, Silk |
| Veil, Spotlight, Spring, Standing Mike, Surfboard, Sweet |
| Candy, Top Hat, Turtwig Mask, Wealthy Coin, White Beard, |
| White Moustache, Yellow Balloon, Yellow Barrette |
| |
| THE NATURAL – Big Leaf, Big Scale, Big Tree, Black Fluff, Blue Feather, |
| Blue Flower, Blue Scale, Brown Fluff, Eerie Thing, Green |
| Scale, Jagged Boulder, Narrow Leaf, Narrow Scale, Orange |
| Flower, Orange Fluff, Pink Flower, Pink Fluff, Pink Scale, |
| Poison Extract, Pretty Dewdrop, Puffy Smoke, Purple Scale, |
| Red Feather, Red Flower, Seashell, Shed Claw, Shed Horn, |
| Shimmering Fire, Small Leaf, Snaggy Pebble, Snow Crystal, |
| Sparks, Stump, Thick Mushroom, Thin Mushroom, White |
| Feather, White Fluff, Yellow Feather, Yellow Flower |
| |
| THE COLORFUL – Cape, Carpet, Colored Parasol, Confetti, Eerie Thing, |
| Flag, Gorgeous Specs, Poison Extract, Professor Hat, Top |
| Hat, and anything with a color in the name EXCEPT FOR |
| White Flower, White Fluff, and White Moustache |
| |
| THE SOLID – Award Podium, Big Scale, Big Tree, Black Pebble, Black Specs, |
| Blue Scale, Carpet, Colored Parasol, Flag, Flower Stage, |
| Glass Stage, Glitter Boulder, Gold Pedestal, Googly Specs, |
| Green Scale, Jagged Boulder, Mini Pebble, Mirror Ball, Narrow |
| Scale, Old Umbrella, Peculiar Spoon, Photo Board, Pink Scale, |
| Professor Hat, Purple Scale, Retro Pipe, Round Pebble, |
| Seashell, Shed Claw, Shed Horn, Snaggy Pebble, Spotlight, |
| Spring, Standing Mike, Stump, Surfboard, Sweet Candy, Wealthy |
| Coin |
| |
| THE BRIGHT – Award Podium, Big Scale, Colored Parasol, Determination, |
| Glass Stage, Glitter Boulder, Gligger Powder, Gold Pedestal, |
| Lace Headdress, Mirror Ball, Mystic Fire, Seashell, Shed |
| Claw, Shed Horn, Shimmering Fire, Shiny Powder, Silk Veil, |
| Snow Crystal, Sparks, Spotlight, Thin Mushroom, White Beard, |
| White Feather, White Flower, White Fluff, White Moustache, |
| Yellow Balloon, Yellow Barrette, Yellow Feather, Yellow |
| Flower |
| |
| THE GAUDY – Award Podium, Big Scale, Black Beard, Black Moustache, Black |
| Pebble, Black Specs, Blue Balloon, Blue Barrette, Blue Scale, |
| Cape, Carpet, Chimchar Mask, Colored Parasol, Confetti, Cube |
| Stage, Determination, Flag, Flower Stage, Fluffy Bed, Glass |
| Stage, Glitter Boulder, Glitter Powder, Gold Pedestal, |
| Gorgeous Specs, Green Balloon, Green Barrette, Green Scale, |
| Heroic Headband, Humming Note, Lace Headdress, Mini Pebble, |
| Mirror Ball, Narrow Scale, Photo Board, Pink Balloon, Pink |
| Barrette, Pink Scale, Piplup Mask, Professor Hat, Purple |
| Scale, Red Balloon, Red Barrette, Red Feather, Round Pebble, |
| Shimmering Fire, Shiny Powder, Silk Veil, Spotlight, Spring, |
| Standing Mike, Surfboard, Sweet Candy, Top Hat, Turtwig Mask, |
| Wealthy Coin, White Beard, White Moustache, Yellow Balloon, |
| Yellow Barrette, Yellow Feather |
| |
| THE FLEXIBLE – Big Leaf, Black Beard, Black Fluff, Black Moustache, Blue |
| Balloon, Brown Fluff, Cape, Carpet, Confetti, |
| Determination, Eerie Thing, Flag, Fluffy Bed, Glitter |
| Powder, Green Balloon, Heroic Headband, Humming Note, |
| Mystic Fire, Narrow Leaf, Orange Fluff, Pink Balloon, Pink |
| Fluff, Poison Extract, Pretty Dewdrop, Puffy Smoke, Red |
| Balloon, Shimmering Fire, Shiny Powder, Silk Veil, Small |
| Leaf, Snow Crystal, Sparks, Spring, White Beard, White |
| Fluff, White Moustache, Yellow Balloon |
| |
| THE FESTIVE – Carpet, Colored Parasol, Flower Stage, Glass Stage, Glitter |
| Boulder, Glitter Powder, Gold Pedestal, Gorgeous Specs, |
| Humming Note, Lace Headdress, Mirror Ball, Mystic Fire, |
| Pretty Dewdrop, Shimmering Fire, Shiny Powder, Silk Veil, |
| Snow Crystal, Sparks, Spotlight, Top Hat, Wealthy Coin |
| |
| THE INTANGIBLE – Blue Balloon, Carpet, Confetti, Determination, Eerie |
| Thing, Flag, Glitter Powder, Green Balloon, Heroic |
| Headband, Humming Note, Mystic Fire, Photo Board, Pink |
| Balloon, Poison Extract, Pretty Dewdrop, Puffy Smoke, |
| Red Balloon, Shimmering Fire, Shiny Powder, Silk Veil, |
| Snow Crystal, Sparks, Spotlight, Yellow Balloon |
| |
| RELAXATION – Black Beard, Black Fluff, Black Moustache, Black Pebble, |
| Black Specs, Blue Scale, Brown Fluff, Cape, Eerie Thing, |
| Jagged Boulder, Narrow Scale, Old Umbrella, Poison Extract, |
| Top Hat |
| |
| You get 60 seconds to dress your Pokemon. Depending on the rank you’re |
| competing in, you’ll be able to use different amounts of Accessories. |
| |
| In Normal Rank, you get 5 Accessories to work with. In Great, Ultra, and |
| Master, you can use up to 10, 15, and 20 Accessories, respectively. |
| |
| If you’re content with your Pokemon’s look, you can tap Done to stop the |
| clock and start judging. You’ll then be introduced to each contestant’s |
| Pokemon, and the audience will fawn over all of them. The more hearts you |
| see, the higher that Pokemon’s rating. Once everyone’s been revealed, |
| it’s time for the second round. |
| |
o——————-o———————————————————o
| ROUND TWO – DANCE | After the Visual Competition comes the second round, |
o——————-o the Dance Competition. This is where each Pokemon |
| takes turns showing off their stuff through dance. |
| |
| NEW TO POKEMON PLATINUM: FOUR UNIQUE DANCES!!!!!!!!! |
| |
| As a Contest aficionado, I was STOKED to learn that each rank has its own |
| specific dance for round two of the Hyper and Master ranks! It’s a shame |
| that Hyper and Master have the same tune to dance to, but it’s still an |
| improvement over Diamond and Pearl! |
| |
| If you’re a backup dancer: |
| |
| Watch the bottom screen carefully. You must match exactly the color and |
| beat of where the leader danced. As you go up in rank, it’s increasingly |
| harder to follow the leader’s dance exactly. |
| |
| If you’re the leader: |
| |
| The goal in this round is to make the other Pokemon screw up so your |
| score goes up and theirs goes in the crapper. To help you do this, you’re |
| going to want to try making your dance as complex as you can. There are a |
| few tricks you can utilize to help you accomplish this. |
| |
| o———————————————————————–o |
| | Tip 1 – Step in all directions. If you tap the same thing every time, | |
| | your backup dancers will have no problem keeping up with you. | |
| | By mixing it up even just a little, you force your opponents | |
| | to think. It may seem insignificant, but it helps. | |
| | | |
| | Tip 2 – Put a break in your steps. By waiting to finish taking your | |
| | steps, you’re breaking your opponents’ concentration, more so | |
| | if your steps are off-beat. | |
| | | |
| | Tip 3 – Step off-beat. You should never dance with the music. Doing | |
| | so makes your steps incredibly easy to follow. You’ll notice | |
| | there are pale blue lines between the green ones. Step on the | |
| | blue ones – these mark the half-beat. Try mixing it with a | |
| | step or two in tune with the music to shake things up. | |
| | | |
| | Tip 4 – Step to the front last. When you step to the front, your | |
| | Pokemon will briefly hide the music score from view. Near the | |
| | beginning of your dancing, put a step that you will hide by | |
| | using your final step to step to the front. If your opponents | |
| | rely on the right side of the score to help them, temporarily | |
| | blocking their first step can really mess them up. | |
| | | |
| o———————————————————————–o |
| |
| Be especially careful dancing to the Beauty contest’s slow beat. You’ll |
| lose points not only if you don’t match the other Pokemon’s steps, but |
| if you don’t step in time with the music, you’ll get a low score as well! |
| |
| After everyone has taken a turn at being the lead dancer, it’s time for |
| everyone’s favorite part… the Acting Competition. |
| |
o———————-o——————————————————o
| ROUND THREE – ACTING | The final round is most like the second round of |
o———————-o the old Contests from past games. Each Pokemon |
| takes turns performing moves for a Judge and score points based on how |
| everyone else does. That’s the only similarity between Super Contests and |
| old Contests, so continue reading pretending you’ve never even heard of |
| those outdated Contests. |
| |
| Each Pokemon gets four turns to appeal to one of three Judges using that |
| Pokemon’s known moves. All attacks are divided into 5 Contest types; |
| Cool, Beauty, Tough, Smart, and Cute. Each attack has a base value of |
| zero to three hearts, and most attacks can let you get additional hearts |
| if certain conditions are met. |
| |
| The person with the highest score at the end of the second round gets to |
| go first in round 3. Choose a move, and then choose a Judge to appeal to. |
| After all four Pokemon have appealed, all four Pokemon will receive extra |
| hearts based on how many Pokemon appealed to that Judge. If no opponent |
| appealed to your Judge, you get +3 hearts. If 1 opponent appealed to your |
| Judge, you both get +2 hearts. If 2 opponents appealed to your Judge, the |
| three of you each get 1 extra heart, and in the unlikely case everyone |
| picks the same Judge, no one gets any extra hearts. |
| |
| And before you go asking, no, you can’t tell who your opponents will |
| appeal to. Yeah, it sucks, but them’s the breaks. Deal with it. |
| |
| Above each Judge’s head is a meter. This is called the Judge’s Voltage. |
| Each time your Pokemon appeals with a move that matches the Super Contest |
| you’re participating in (for example, the Cool-type Aerial Ace in a Cool |
| Contest), the Judge’s Voltage will go up by 1. If any Pokemon can make |
| any Judge’s Voltage meter completely fill up by making it increase for |
| the 5th time, that Pokemon gets bonus hearts. If you can max Jordan’s or |
| Keira’s Voltage, you get +5 hearts. Since Dexter is the head Judge, you |
| get +8 hearts for maxing his Voltage. |
| |
| Doing this isn’t as easy as you might think. There exist moves that stop |
| all Judges’ Voltage from rising for the rest of the turn, as well as |
| moves that lower all Judges’ Voltage by 1. You also have to remember that |
| there are 3 different Judges to perform for. Maxing out any Judge’s |
| Voltage is quite a task, to be sure. |
| |
| Also, using the wrong type of move will lower a Judge’s Voltage by 1. It |
| can be used as a strategy tactic to stop an opponent from maxing out a |
| Judge’s Voltage, but most times it’s just dumb. Not all moves that aren’t |
| of the same type as your Super Contest will lower the Voltage; just the |
| types that aren’t on either side of it on the type wheel. In case you’ve |
| got no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a list for you. |
| |
| o————–o————————–o |
| | Contest Type | Moves that lower Voltage | |
| o————–o————————–o |
| | Cool | Cute, Smart | |
| | Beauty | Smart, Tough | |
| | Cute | Tough, Cool | |
| | Smart | Cool, Beauty | |
| | Tough | Beauty, Cute | |
| o————–o————————–o |
| |
| A few tips: |
| |
| At the end of each round and all hearts are given, the Pokemon with the |
| lowest amount of hearts will appeal first unless someone does a move that |
| messes with the order. Keep that in mind. |
| |
| Use attack effects to your advantage. For example, Ice Shard makes your |
| Pokemon appeal first next turn, regardless of heart total. Ice Beam gets |
| you additional hearts if your Pokemon appeals first. Get it? |
| |
| Stay away from moves like Horn Drill that give you +15 hearts if everyone |
| chooses the same Judge. It’s not gonna happen, and if it does, it won’t |
| happen again. Just don’t use them, you will kick yourself for it. |
| |
| Don’t sell yourself short when feeding Poffin. You need to make sure your |
| Poffin is the best of the best. Master Rank is very tough; you’ll be |
| competing against very tough opponents. Jasmine and Johanna (your mother) |
| are the toughest people out there; unless you do extremely well (and by |
| that I mean you’re winning at the end of round two), you stand almost no |
| chance of winning. The good news is that Fantina sometimes participates. |
| While her Drifblim will excel in the first two rounds (the way the two |
| other ladies do), she will crash and burn in round three. You’ll still |
| need to do very well and keep up with her in the first two rounds so you |
| can pass her up on round three. |
| |
| After the final round of appeals, the total score from all three rounds |
| is shown. Whoever has the highest score is the winner! |
| |
| Every time you win a Super Contest, your Pokemon’s portrait will be hung |
| in the lower left corner of the Contest Hall. |
| |
o—————————————————————————–o

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17b1. Super Contest Accessories [lklit]
===============================

If you’re going to be a winner in Super Contests, you’re going to need
Accessories to help you smoke the competition in the first round. Scope out
this list of all the Accessories, as well as where to get them.

A side note: The Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop, in Floaroma Town, is
abbreviated as PPCFS in this list.

o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Award Podium | Awarded for winning the Master Rank Tough Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Big Leaf | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Drifloon, |
| | Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Shroomish, Skitty, and Torchic. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Big Scale | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Chimchar, Clefairy, |
| | Happiny, Infernape, Monferno, Pachirisu, and Pikachu. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Big Tree | Given by a woman south of Eterna Forest. (need Cut) |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Black Beard | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Drifloon, |
| | Empoleon, Piplup, Prinplup, and Psyduck. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Black Fluff | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Jigglypuff, |
| | Shroomish, Skitty, and Torchic. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Black Pebble | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Jigglypuff, |
| | Shroomish, Skitty, and Torchic. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Black Moustache | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Clefairy, Grotle, |
| | Happiny, Pachirisu, Pikachu, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Black Specs | Trade for 20 Wepear Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Blue Balloon | Awarded for winning the Great Rank Beauty Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Blue Barrette | Awarded for winning the Normal Rank Beauty Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Blue Feather | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Drifloon, |
| | and Psyduck. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Blue Flower | Trade for 30 Cornn Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Blue Scale | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Chimchar, Clefairy, |
| | Monferno, Infernape, and Skitty. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Brown Fluff | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Clefairy, Grotle, |
| | Happiny, Pachirisu, Pikachu, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Cape | Trade for 250 Cornn Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Carpet | Trade for 100 Spelon Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| | If your starter was Chimchar, you get it from a guy on 2F |
| | of Jubilife TV. If your starter was Piplup, you get it |
| Chimchar Mask | from a woman in the Safari Game observatory. If your |
| | starter was Turtwig, you get it from a woman on 1F of the |
| | Veilstone City Department Store. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Colored Parasol | Trade for 50 Magost Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Confetti | Trade for 30 Razz Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Crown | Given by a woman on the upper level of the Pal Park |
| | observatory with FireRed in the GBA slot. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Cube Stage | Awarded for winning the Master Rank Smart Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Eerie Thing | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Flag | Given by a woman in the house leading to Cycling Road. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Flower Stage | Awarded for winning the Master Rank Cute Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Fluffy Bed | Trade for 150 Watmel Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Glass Stage | Awarded for winning the Master Rank Beauty Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Glitter Boulder | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Drifloon, |
| | Grotle, Psyduck, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Glitter Powder | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Gold Pedestal | Awarded for winning the Master Rank Cool Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Googly Specs | Trade for 20 Nomel Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Gorgeous Specs | Trade for 40 Pinap Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Green Balloon | Awarded for winning the Great Rank Smart Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Green Barrette | Awarded for winning the Normal Rank Smart Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Green Scale | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Grotle, Jigglypuff, |
| | Shroomish, Skitty, Torchic, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Determination | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Heroic Headband | Awarded for winning the Ultra Rank Tough Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Humming Note | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Jagged Boulder | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Grotle, Jigglypuff, |
| | Shroomish, Skitty, Torchic, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Lace Headdress | Awarded for winning the Ultra Rank Cute Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Mini Pebble | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Clefairy, Happiny, |
| | Pachirisu, and Pikachu. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Mirror Ball | Trade for 250 Durin Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Mystic Fire | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Narrow Leaf | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Empoleon, Piplup, |
| | and Prinplup. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Narrow Scale | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Empoleon, Grotle, |
| | Piplup, Prinplup, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Old Umbrella | Trade for 50 Pamtre Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Orange Flower | Trade for 15 Magost Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Orange Fluff | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Chimchar, Clefairy, |
| | Happiny, Monferno, Infernape, Pachirisu, and Pikachu. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Peculiar Spoon | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Photo Board | Trade for 200 Belue Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Pink Balloon | Awarded for winning the Great Rank Cute Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Pink Barrette | Awarded for winning the Normal Rank Cute Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Pink Flower | Trade for 10 Bluk Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Empoleon, |
| Pink Fluff | Jigglypuff, Piplup, Prinplup, Shroomish, Skitty, and |
| | Torchic. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Pink Scale | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Drifloon, |
| | Jigglypuff, Psyduck, Shroomish, Skitty, and Torchic. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| | If your starter was Piplup, you get it from a guy on 2F |
| | of of Jubilife TV. If your starter was Turtwig, you get |
| Piplup Mask | it from a woman in the Safari Game observatory. If your |
| | starter was Chimchar, you get it from a woman on 1F of |
| | the Veilstone City Department Store. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Poison Extract | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Pretty Dewdrop | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Professor Hat | Awarded for winning the Ultra Rank Smart Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Puffy Smoke | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Purple Scale | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Clefairy, Empoleon, |
| | Happiny, Pachirisu, Piplup, Prinplup, and Pikachu. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Red Balloon | Awarded for winning the Great Rank Cool Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Red Feather | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Clefairy, Empoleon, |
| | Happiny, Pachirisu, Piplup, Prinplup, and Pikachu. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Red Flower | Trade for 10 Razz Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Retro Pipe | Trade for 120 Pamtre Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Round Pebble | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Chimchar, Grotle, |
| | Monferno, Infernape, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Red Barrette | Awarded for winning the Normal Rank Cool Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Seashell | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Empoleon, |
| Shed Claw | Jigglypuff, Piplup, Prinplup, Shroomish, Skitty, and |
| | Torchic. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Shed Horn | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Grotle, Jigglypuff, |
| | Shroomish, Skitty, Torchic, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Shimmering Fire | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Shiny Powder | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Silk Veil | Awarded for winning the Ultra Rank Beauty Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Small Leaf | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Chimchar, Clefairy, |
| | Happiny, Infernape, Monferno, Pachirisu, and Pikachu. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Snaggy Pebble | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Drifloon, |
| | Grotle, Psyduck, Torterra, and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Snow Crystal | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Sparks | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Spotlight | Trade for 80 Nomel Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Spring | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Standing Mike | Trade for 80 Bluk Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Stump | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Chimchar, |
| | Infernape, and Monferno. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Surfboard | Trade for 180 Wepear Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Sweet Candy | Trade for 30 Nanab Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Thick Mushroom | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Grotle, Torterra, |
| | and Turtwig. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Thin Mushroom | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Chimchar, |
| | Drifloon, Infernape, Monferno, and Psyduck. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Tiara | Given by a woman on the upper level of the Pal Park |
| | observatory with LeafGreen in the GBA slot. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Top Hat | Awarded for winning the Ultra Rank Cool Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| | If your starter was Turtwig, you get it from a guy on 2F |
| | of of Jubilife TV. If your starter was Chimchar, you get |
| Turtwig Mask | it from a woman in the Safari Game observatory. If your |
| | starter was Piplup, you get it from a woman on 1F of the |
| | Veilstone City Department Store. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Wealthy Coin | Randomly given by the Veilstone City massage lady. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| White Beard | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Chimchar, |
| | Drifloon, Infernape, Monferno, and Psyduck. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| White Feather | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Buneary, Chimchar, |
| | Drifloon, Infernape, Monferno, and Psyduck. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| White Flower | Trade for 10 Nanab Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| White Fluff | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Chimchar, Empoleon, |
| | Infernape, Monferno, Piplup, and Prinplup. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| White Moustache | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Empoleon, Piplup, |
| | and Prinplup. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Yellow Balloon | Awarded for winning the Great Rank Tough Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Yellow Barrette | Awarded for winning the Normal Rank Tough Contest. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Clefairy, Happiny, |
| Yellow Feather | Jigglypuff, Pachirisu, Pikachu, Shroomish, Skitty, and |
| | Torchic. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Yellow Flower | Trade for 15 Rabuta Berries at the PPCFS. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o
| Yellow Fluff | Randomly picked up in Amity Square by Clefairy, Happiny, |
| | Pachirisu, and Pikachu. |
o—————–o———————————————————–o

=============
17c. Pal Park [ifrtd]
=============

Most of the things you can do in Pal Park is covered in section 12. This
section goes over the Catching Show, the game used to get Pokemon from previous
games. Using Pal Park, you can bring any Pokemon from Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald,
FireRed, or LeafGreen into Pokemon Platinum in a process called migrating.
Migrating has a few rules:

– You can only migrate once per cartridge per 24 hour period. If you have more
than one GBA Pokemon game, you may migrate using each of them, but only once
per day. You have to wait 24 hours before migrating with the same game again.
– You have to migrate six Pokemon. No more, no less.
– You can only migrate a Pokemon that is not in your party.
– You can not migrate any Pokemon that knows Cut, Fly, Surf, Strength, Flash,
Rock Smash, Waterfall, or Dive.
– Your can not migrate an egg.

Be warned that you can never put your Pokemon back onto your GBA game, so be
absolutely sure you want them in Platinum before migrating them.

Once you have successfully migrated your six Pokemon into Platinum, go to Pal
Park and talk to the guy at the counter. Agree to begin the Catching Show and
he will send you into the actual Pal Park. You will be given six Park Balls
with which to recapture the migrated Pokemon. These are not actual Poke Balls,
and they cannot fail when used. Your Pokemon will still retain all of its
original info; what ball it was captured in, the OT and his or her ID number,
moves, whether or not it’s shiny, etc.

There are five areas in Pal Park – grass, forest, pond, mountain, and ocean.
Each of the first 386 Pokemon have a certain area in which they are found, and
to chronicle them all here would be absolutely ridiculous. It’s also pointless
because all you get for doing well is a silly berry that does not matter.

After you’re finished, you get told your score and then you receive the berry
prize. You are then asked if you want to put your Pokemon in PC Boxes. If you
say no, you will replay the Catching Show again. All the Pokemon will be in the
same spots you first found them in, so if you’re really that anal about getting
a really high score, just keep playing until you’re happy. Legendary Pokemon
will give you a higher score, but they’re harder to find in the field. Use some
common sense when searching; you’re not going to find Kyogre in the forest.

That’s all there is to it!

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17d. Veilstone City Game Corner [wascm]
===============================

The Game Corner, in Veilstone City, is home to the slot machine that has been a
staple since Red and Blue. You can get some cool prizes, most of which you can
only find here.

o————————-o—————————————————o
| Step 1: Getting Started | This is easy. Inside the Game Corner, you can |
o————————-o buy Coins from the lady behind the counter in |
| increments of 50, for 1000 money each, or in increments of 500, for 10000 |
| money each. It’s suggested that you only buy Coins 500 at a time, to save |
| time if nothing else. |
| |
| You can also score a few free Coins by talking to the other people. |
| |
o————————o—————————————————-o
| Step 2: Play the Slots | Now that you’ve got Coins, you can play to your |
o————————o heart’s content (or until you run out of Coins). |
| |
| Step up to any open slot machine and press A to start playing. Press X to |
| insert 3 Coins. In doing so, you’ll win if you match three in a row going |
| either horizontally or diagonally. Then you can press X or Down to start |
| the reels. |
| |
| Exit at any time by pressing Start. |
| |
| o————————–o Press Y to stop the left reel, B to stop |
| | MATCH 3 SYMBOLS AND WIN. | the middle reel, and A to stop the right |
| o————————–o reel. You can stop them in any order, but |
| | 7 7 7 ……………100 | you’ll do better if you stop them from the |
| | G G G ……………100 | left (Y, B, A). You win varying amounts of |
| | R R R ….15 + free spin | Coins for matching three symbols in a row, |
| | Cherry on left………2 | shown in the list to the left. This is |
| | Cherry in 1st 2 spots..4 | called Normal Mode. |
| | Three Pikachu………10 | |
| | Three Moon Stones…..15 | On the Touch Screen, you’ll notice the |
| o————————–o occasional ball that shakes. I’m not sure |
| what triggers it opening, but if you do, |
| you get what’s known as Clefairy Mode. You’ll see either a Ditto acting |
| as Clefairy, a normal Clefairy, or a shiny Clefairy (light pink, green |
| ears). During Clefairy mode, it becomes easier to match 7s and Gs. If you |
| successfully line up 777 or GGG, you will enter Clefairy Bonus. |
| |
| During this time, you’ll see Clefairy pointing towards one of the slots. |
| Stop the slots in the order Clefairy points to them and you will always |
| get RRR (Replay). This nets you 15 Coins. You get 15 spins in Clefairy |
| Bonus. If you match Replay 15 times, you’ll get a total of 225 Coins. |
| After your last spin, there’s a chance that you can continue Clefairy |
| Bonus and spin 15 _more_ times depending on what kind of Clefairy you see |
| during Clefairy Bonus. If Ditto appears, your chances are small, and if |
| the Clefairy is shiny, you’ve got a great chance. Normal Clefairy yields |
| a normal chance. |
| |
| On occasion, you’ll see that the moon turns red. If it ever does, you |
| need to completely ignore Clefairy’s instruction, because the red moon |
| makes Clefairy tired (and decreases your chances of continuing Clefairy |
| Bonus). After that spin, you may follow Clefairy as normal. |
| |
| If you manage to do Clefairy Bonus 10 times in a row (spin 150 times), |
| talk to the lady who sells Coins and she’ll give you TM64, Explosion!!!! |
| |
o——————o———————————————————-o
| Step 3: Cash Out | Leave the Game Corner and enter the building to the |
o——————o right. This is where you come to spend all the Coins |
| that you’ve accumulated. A list of everything you can buy is shown below. |
| |
| o—————————o All of the hold items can only be bought |
| | GAME CORNER PRIZES | here; this is also the only place you can |
| o—————————o find TMs 58, 75, 44, 10, 74, and 68. Since |
| | Silk Scarf………..1000 | it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg to |
| | Wide Lens…………1000 | buy any of this stuff, here’s how much |
| | Zoom Lens…………1000 | each item will cost you in actual money: |
| | Metronome…………1000 | |
| | TM90 Substitute……2000 | 1000 Coins: $20000 |
| | TM58 Endure……….2000 | 2000 Coins: $40000 |
| | TM75 Swords Dance….4000 | 4000 Coins: $80000 |
| | TM32 Double Team…..4000 | 6000 Coins: $120000 As you can see, |
| | TM44 Rest…………6000 | 8000 Coins: $160000 the good stuff |
| | TM89 U-turn……….6000 | 10000 Coins: $200000 ain’t cheap. |
| | TM10 Hidden Power….6000 | 15000 Coins: $300000 |
| | TM27 Return……….8000 | 20000 Coins: $400000 |
| | TM21 Frustration…..8000 | |
| | TM35 Flamethrower…10000 | Fortunately, you shouldn’t ever need to |
| | TM24 Thunderbolt….10000 | buy Giga Impact, so 300 grand is the most |
| | TM13 Ice Beam…….10000 | you should ever have to spend here. |
| | TM29 Psychic……..10000 | |
| | TM74 Gyro Ball……15000 | At game’s end, getting $200000 is not all |
| | TM68 Giga Impact….20000 | that hard; it’s certainly faster than |
| o—————————o actually earning those 10,000 Coins to buy |
| the good TMs (which is mainly the reason |
| you’ll be coming back here). The cheap stuff can be easily obtained, so |
| you can at least take comfort in that. |
| |
o—————————————————————————–o

That’s all for the Game Corner.

===========================
17e. Daily Events Checklist [stded]
===========================

The land of Sinnoh is chock full of cool people and places, and there are a
number of activities that you can do every single day. This section is exactly
what the title says it is: a checklist of everything you can do once a day. “A
day” according to your game is when the clock hits midnight, _not_ 24 hours.
You can do an event at 11:59 PM, leave, walk in a minute later, and do the same
event again.

Without further ado, the list:

– Pokemon Center Battles (see section 17g for “more info”)
– New swarm from Dawn’s sister in Sandgem Town
– Felicity’s Drawing in Jubilife City
– Next sequence for the old guy on Route 221
– Free berry from girl in Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop in Floaroma Town
– Drifloon appears at Valley Windworks (Fridays only)
– Trendy saying in Snowpoint City
– Free Great Ball from guy in Celestic Town’s Pokemon Center
– Free berry from Berry Master on Route 208
– Try your hand at the 5-Maid Knockout Exact-Turn Attack Challenge!
– New Pokemon found by Mr. Backlot in the Trophy Garden
– Newspaper reporter in Solaceon Town
– Free berry from girl in a house in Pastoria City
– Free shard from guy at entrance of Great Marsh
– New Pokemon found in binoculars in Great Marsh
– New Trainers at the Seven Stars Restaurant
– Massage in Veilstone City
– Rival battles you at Survival Area (Sundays only)
– Battleground Trainers change
– Massage in Resort Area
– A new ribbon from Julia in Sunyshore City
– New seals in Sunyshore Market

======================
17f. Resort Area Villa [ptsym]
======================

The Villa is located in the southeast corner of the Resort Area. It doesn’t
cost you anything to buy – all you gotta do is tell the guy blocking your way
there that you will take it off his hands, and it’s yours.

The Villa is completely empty when you first purchase it, but you’ll be given
an order form that you can use to purchase decorations and pimp it out. You
start with a Table, which is free. The order form is found on the table; just
examine it when you’d like to buy another item. Some of the stuff is really,
really expensive, so make sure you spend lots of time battling Jeremy and Reina
on Route 212 and taking them for all they’re worth.

Below is a list of all the items you can purchase. Some of them you will not be
able to purchase until you complete certain requirements, which will be
detailed to the right of the list. Items without anything listed to the right
are available from the beginning, and it’s entirely possible that you have
already unlocked some of these requirements by the time you get here.

o———————–o
| VILLA DECORATION LIST |
o———————–o
| Table…………..$0 |
| Big Sofa……$120000 |
| Small Sofa…..$90000 |
| Bed………..$187000 |
| Night Table….$58000 |
| TV…………$220000 |
| Audio System..$160000 |
| Bookshelf…..$150000 |
| Rack……….$127000 |
| Houseplant….$120000 |
| PC Desk…….$168000 |
| Music Box……$25300 | Purchase “Rack”
| Pokemon Bust..$150000 | Obtain any 1 Silver Print from the Battle Frontier
| Pokemon Bust..$150000 | Obtain all 5 Silver Prints from the Battle Frontier
| Piano………$146700 | Beat the Elite Four 10 times total
| Guest Set…..$208000 | Beat 50 Trainers in the Battleground
| Wall Clock…..$52000 | Plant 50 berries
| Masterpiece…$140000 | Hatch 30 Eggs
| Tea Set…….$108000 | Purchase “Guest Set”
| Chandelier….$120000 | Take 300,000 steps
o———————–o

Fun fact: Completing your villa will set you back $2,500,000.

Don’t worry about the Chandelier. By the time you reach the Resort Area, for
the first time, you’ll have taken roughly 200,000 steps. I actually got it
before I got the Guest Set, the Piano, and the second Pokemon Bust.

===========================
17g. Pokemon Center Battles [ostap]
===========================

On certain days, you may find certain Trainers in various Pokemon Centers
throughout the game. I didn’t bother recording them because they change every
day. What you find one day you may not find another day.

So yeah. They’re a waste of time anyway.

============================
18. Competitive Battling 101 [widnt]
============================

So you wanna play competitive Pokemon? This’ll help you learn all you’ll need
to know if you’re one of those brave souls who still plays on Wi-Fi and EV
trains their own Pokemon, or if you want to get anywhere in the Battle Tower.

It’s even more in depth than my previous guides. I didn’t think it could be
done, but… there you go.

==========================================
18a. Individual Values and Characteristics [nqtlt]
==========================================

Individual Values, or IVs for short, are six hidden values ranging from 0 to
31, inclusively. There is a value for each of your Pokemon’s six core stats:
HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. These numbers
are hidden, as I said – there is no way to find out in-game exactly what your
Pokemon’s IVs are. These numbers are also set in stone; they are generated when
your Pokemon is created and can never be changed.

What does “when your Pokemon is created” mean? Simple. Your Pokemon is created
when one of three things happens:

1) it is given to you (think Bebe’s Eevee)
2) you encounter it in the wild (any wild Pokemon)
3) you get an egg from the Day-Care Man (_NOT_ when the egg hatches)

Pokemon received in trades have already been created by that Pokemon’s OT, so
those Pokemon’s IVs can’t be changed.

Exceptions to this are Mesprit and Cresselia; their IVs are generated when you
speak to them (which makes them flee), NOT when you first encounter them in the
wild. Keep that in mind if you’re looking to get competitive ones!

While you can’t check precise IVs without the use of a third-party program such
as an IV calculator, you can guess at some of them by utilizing two methods.

o————————–o———o——–o The first is your Pokemon’s
| CHARACTERISTIC | STAT | LAST # | characteristics. You can find
o————————–o———o——–o these in the Trainer Memo,
| Loves to eat. | HP | 0 or 5 | below the location your
| Often dozes off. | HP | 1 or 6 | Pokemon was obtained.
| Often scatters things. | HP | 2 or 7 | Characteristics are a short
| Scatters things often. | HP | 3 or 8 | phrase that normally serves no
| Likes to relax. | HP | 4 or 9 | purpose, but their job is to
o————————–o———o——–o tell you – at a glance – what
| Proud of its power. | Attack | 0 or 5 | your Pokemon’s highest IV is.
| Likes to thrash about. | Attack | 1 or 6 |
| A little quick tempered. | Attack | 2 or 7 | Each stat has five phrases
| Likes to fight. | Attack | 3 or 8 | that the game uses to
| Quick tempered. | Attack | 4 or 9 | determine what characteristic
o————————–o———o——–o your Pokemon will have,
| Sturdy body. | Defense | 0 or 5 | depending on the last digit of
| Capable of taking hits. | Defense | 1 or 6 | that stat’s IV. Here’s a list
| Highly persistent. | Defense | 2 or 7 | of all 25 characteristics, the
| Good endurance. | Defense | 3 or 8 | stats they correspond to, and
| Good perseverance. | Defense | 4 or 9 | the IVs that go along with
o————————–o———o——–o them. Remember, it’s the _last
| Highly curious. | Sp. Atk | 0 or 5 | digit_ of the IV the game is
| Mischievous. | Sp. Atk | 1 or 6 | looking for.
| Thoroughly cunning. | Sp. Atk | 2 or 7 |
| Often lost in thought. | Sp. Atk | 3 or 8 | Remember, IVs can go from 0 to
| Very finicky. | Sp. Atk | 4 or 9 | 31. This means that you’ll
o————————–o———o——–o want your Pokemon to have any
| Strong willed. | Sp. Def | 0 or 5 | of the second Characteristics
| Somewhat vain. | Sp. Def | 1 or 6 | listed from the top of each
| Strongly defiant. | Sp. Def | 2 or 7 | set (because the last number
| Hates to lose. | Sp. Def | 3 or 8 | is 1). If your Pokemon doesn’t
| Somewhat stubborn. | Sp. Def | 4 or 9 | have any of those five special
o————————–o———o——–o Characteristics, your Pokemon
| Likes to run. | Speed | 0 or 5 | has no stats with an IV of 31
| Alert to sounds. | Speed | 1 or 6 | and can therefore be released.
| Impetuous and silly. | Speed | 2 or 7 |
| Somewhat of a clown. | Speed | 3 or 8 | If you do manage to get one of
| Quick to flee. | Speed | 4 or 9 | the five good Characteristics,
o———————————————o you still need to check to see
if that Pokemon has a 31 in
that stat. Remember, the number corresponds to all numbers ending in 1 or 6, so
your highest stat could be 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, or 26.

In the event your Pokemon has two or more IVs that are the highest stat and the
same number, the Characteristic will be random between them. For example, if
your IVs were 30/20/9/18/30/30, in the order HP/Atk/Def/SpAtk/SpDef/Speed, that
Pokemon’s Characteristic would either be “Loves to eat,” “Strong willed,” or
“Likes to run,” because the highest stat is 30 (ends in 0).

The second method involves a guy in the Battle Tower, conveniently located a
few steps away from the PC. He will tell you the overall range of your IV
total, what your Pokemon’s highest stat is, and how high it is. He has a
special saying if that stat is 31, just to make things a little easier for you.

I don’t have specifics on what he says at this time.

==================================
18b. Effort Values and EV Training [osfdq]
==================================

Unarguably the most important aspect of competitive battling, my wonderful
guide to effort values is the so easy to follow, it’s insane. It is even
improved from my Diamond version guide. Still… a lot of it is cut and paste.

Ahem:

To be a serious battler, one must know about the sometimes-not-so-wonderful
world of effort values, or “EVs” for short. In a nutshell, EVs are part of what
make your Pokemon unique. Each and every Pokemon that you capture starts with 0
effort points. At maximum, a Pokemon can earn 510 effort points.

You can allocate these 510 points in almost any way you choose in each stat
(HP, Attack, Defense, Speed, Special Attack, Special Defense), with the max
points for one stat being 255, meaning you can’t put more than 255 points into
any one stat. The process of putting these values into the stats you want is
called EV training.

Have you ever heard anyone tell you “You shouldn’t Rare Candy your Pokemon to
L100, they’ll be weaker?” This is only half true. When you use a Rare Candy,
your Pokemon is instantly sent to the next level. There’s a reason the game
says your Pokemon was “elevated” to the next level rather than “grew” when you
level up through experience. You gain EVs from killing Pokemon, and for every
four EVs you get in one stat point, your maximum stat total at L100 goes up by
one.

Here’s an example to illustrate this. Let’s say that you have two identical L1
Pokemon with the same IVs in the same stats. Let’s also assume that you use 99
Rare Candies to put one of them at L100, leaving the other one at L1. At L100,
let’s just say that the L100 Pokemon has an Attack stat of 300.

Now let’s EV train the second one. Remember, you can only have 255 EVs in any
one stat. Since every four EVs equals one stat point, and four does not go
equally into 255 (you end up with a remainder of 3), the 3 extra points are
worthless and best put into another stat. So, we’ll put 252 instead of the full
255, so we don’t waste EVs. At one stat for every four EVs, that’s a total of
63 points (252 divided by 4 is 63).

Once we have all our EVs allocated, using Rare Candies has no consequences. For
the sake of example, we have given the second Pokemon 252 EVs in Attack, and
then used enough Rare Candies to make the second Pokemon L100. Its Attack stat
is 363. Do you see why? Three hundred was the maximum. By pumping the Attack
stat with EVs, we’ve increased the maximum amount by a whopping 63 points!
That’s a humongous difference and could change a 2HKO to a OHKO.

Needless to say, the more EVs you put into one stat, the stronger that stat
will be. Your Pokemon will be much better if you take the time to EV train.

I’ll go into ultra ridiculous detail to make sure you understand.

o———————–o
—————————| Part One: Preparation |—————————
o———————–o

The first thing you must do is decide on a good nature for your Pokemon, but
before you can do that, you have to ask yourself a question. What is it you
want your Pokemon to do? For example, if you want your Pokemon to be a physical
sweeper – that is, beat the oppponent’s Pokemon into submission using strong
physical attacks – you’ll probably want an Adamant nature. There are four
natures that will boost your Attack stat, including Adamant, but Adamant would
be the best choice.

Why? Because Adamant lowers your Special Attack stat. Physical sweepers could
care less what their Special Attack is, since physical attacks do more damage
with a higher Attack stat. Adamant boosts the Attack stat. You could go with
Brave, which lowers your Speed, which is not something you want to do since all
physical sweepers can benefit from being faster.

When choosing a nature, it’s best to choose one that puts a natural negative
stat drop into a stat you don’t need. In this case, Adamant is a fantastic
nature for us; it increases the Attack stat (which we will use for hurting the
opponent) and decreases the one stat physical attackers never care about –
Special Attack. Even though we might not be EV training in a stat we won’t use,
like Defense, we want the values to be as high as possible, so it’s best to
decrease the opposite attacking stat (because it is of no use to us).

Here’s a list of the 25 natures and their effects on your Pokemon’s stats.

Hardy: (no change) Bold: +DEF, -ATK Timid: +SPD, -ATK
Lonely: +ATK, -DEF Docile: (no change) Hasty: +SPD, -DEF
Brave: +ATK, -SPD Relaxed: +DEF, -SPD Serious: (no change)
Adamant: +ATK, -SP.ATK Impish: +DEF, -SP.ATK Jolly: +SPD, -SP.ATK
Naughty: +ATK, -SP.DEF Lax: +DEF, -SP.DEF Naive: +SPD, -SP.DEF

Modest: +SP.ATK, -ATK Calm: +SP.DEF, -ATK
Mild: +SP.ATK, -DEF Gentle: +SP.DEF, -DEF
Quiet: +SP.ATK, -SPD Sassy: +SP.DEF, -SPD
Bashful: (no change) Careful: +SP.DEF, -SP.ATK
Rash: +SP.ATK, -SP.DEF Quirky: (no change)

As long as we’re on the subject of a physical sweeper, I will continue to use
that as an example. When deciding on a role for your Pokemon, you must take its
base stats into account. Pokemon with a very low Attack stat do not make good
physical sweepers. You’ll want to take Pokemon that naturally have a very high
Attack stat and can learn a wide variety of strong physical attacks.

Rhyperior has a very high Attack stat and can learn so many physical attacks
it’s downright RIDICULOUS. Let’s use him as an example.

Before anything, we need to decide what ability we want, if we even get a
choice. Lucky for us, Rhyperior has two abilities; Lightningrod and Solid Rock.
While Lightningrod has its uses in Double Battles, for a physical sweeper
Rhyperior, Solid Rock is obviously the better choice. We’ll go with that.

So… how to obtain Rhyperior? First you’ll need a Rhyhorn. Check the Pokedex
to see if you can obtain your Pokemon in the wild. If you can, good. If you
can’t, you’ll have to get one from your friend. In Rhyhorn’s case, you can get
one in the wild at Route 227 as well as Stark Mountain, so I’ll go there.

Now comes a relatively easy part – catching a Rhyhorn. Once we have one in
custody, we need to take a look and see if, first and foremost, it has the
ability we want. In this case, we’d like Solid Rock, but Rhyhorn doesn’t have
that ability. What we want is Rock Head – it will turn into Solid Rock when it
becomes Rhyperior. Release any Rhyhorn you catch that have the Lightningrod
ability – you will never get Solid Rock out of that.

So we have a Rhyhorn, and it’s got Rock Head. Good. But what’s its nature?

If it’s anything but Adamant, we gotta ditch it. That’s the only one we want.

Probability dictates that it would take a very long time to catch an Adamant
Rock Head Rhyhorn straight from the wild. And it would. Lucky for you, there
are 2 methods you can use to partially control this.

Firstly, the Synchronize ability has a field bonus that raises the chances of
wild Pokemon you run into having the same nature as the Pokemon with
Synchronize. This Pokemon must be leading your party. If your Pokemon with
Synchronize has an Adamant nature, finding that Adamant Rhyhorn just got a
whole lot easier. Now it comes down to getting one with Rock Head, which I’m
sad to say cannot be controlled and all it takes is some good old-fashioned
luck.

The second method, and probably the easier method, is through breeding.

o——————–o
—————————-| Part Two: Breeding |—————————-
o——————–o

Diamond and Pearl’s Day Care is found in Solaceon Town, on the upper left side.
It’s northwest of the Pokemon Center, and an old man is standing outside.
Inside this house you’ll find a woman, the Day-Care Lady. She will raise two of
your Pokemon for you for a base price of 100 money each, that you pay when you
pick up the Pokemon. While in her care, any Pokemon you leave will each gain 1
experience point for each and every step you take. When you want your Pokemon
back, it will cost 100 money plus 100 more money for every level your Pokemon
gained while in her care.

However, if you put two Pokemon of the opposite gender, and those two Pokemon
are of the same Egg Group, your Pokemon will eventually make an egg in some
yet-to-be-discovered manner. The egg is always discovered by accident, because
the people have no idea how it got there. Are these people even qualified to be
caring for others’ Pokemon if they can’t even be bothered to watch them? Geez.

If you give an Everstone to the female of the pair, you get a 50% chance to
pass the female’s nature onto the baby. This is extremely helpful.

But finding two Pokemon in the same Egg Group can be a pretty tough thing to do
(you’d be surprised). Fortunately, we don’t even care about that. We’re going
to abuse, abuse, and abuse some more the powers of Ditto, king of breeding.

Ditto is genderless, but it can breed with anything capable of making an egg.

Well, almost anything. Odd as it is, Ditto can’t breed with itself.

The Everstone trick works with Ditto, but only if it’s acting as the female –
meaning give the Everstone to Ditto if the other Pokemon is male.

Let’s say we couldn’t catch us an Adamant-natured Rock Head Rhyhorn. That’s
okay, because Rhyhorn + Ditto = more Rhyhorn! All right!

To take advantage of the Everstone trick, we’ll need a male Rhyhorn. It
shouldn’t be too hard to find one of those. I will now magically have one, just
for the sake of moving things along! *holds it up for display*

Now we’ll need a Ditto. Since we’re using the Everstone trick, Ditto has to
have an Adamant nature. And now for the bad news – in Platinum, Ditto is only
found by Mr. Backlot. Fortunately, you can save before you talk to him, and if
he doesn’t say he saw Ditto, reset and try again.

There’s no way to absolutely ensure it has an Adamant nature, but you can help
it have one by using the Synchronize trick I described above.

Another (and probably easier) method is to migrate one from Emerald, where
Ditto are much more common. In Emerald only, they can be found in the Desert
Underpass after beating the Elite Four. Use the Synchronize trick or just get
plain lucky, either way get yourself an Adamant Ditto. I will now magically
have one for the sake of example. *holds it up on a plate to prevent oozing*

So we stick the two of them in the Day Care. How long do you have to wait for
an egg? Well, the Day-Care Man can help you out with that one. Talk to him
outside and he’ll tell you your two Pokemon are doing well.

What he says next is what you need to pay attention to. He’ll say a variety of
things that tell how well your two Pokemon like each other, including things
like…

“They don’t seem to like each other much.”
“They seem to get along.”
“They seem to get along very well.”

Or something to that extent. Anyway, if he says anything EXCEPT:

“The two prefer to play with other Pokemon more than with each other.”…

You will eventually make an egg. The above sentence means the two Pokemon you
left are in different Egg Groups and will never make an egg. Even if he tells
you that your Pokemon don’t like each other very much, they’ll still eventually
make an egg.

The best line to hear is “They seem to get along very well.” The way to get
this is to use two Pokemon of the same species, but different OT numbers.

Every time you change locations (as in move to a different route, town, city,
etc.), the two Pokemon you left have a chance to make an egg. The more the two
like each other, the higher this chance is. You can check if an egg has been
made by using the Day-Care Checker app which you should have already (if not,
the guy sitting inside the Day Care gives it to you). The Day-Care Man will
also be facing right instead of down when he has an egg to give.

Once you receive this egg, you’re stuck with it forever until you hatch it. No
releasing Eggs! You can trade it to a different version, but that egg will sit
forever until it is hatched. To hatch an egg, keep it with you in your party,
then take steps. Every Pokemon has a set amount of steps to be hatched.

Most are 5280 steps, or somewhere near there. Either way, it’s quite a lot. The
questions is: how do you hatch eggs quickly?

Answer: find a Pokemon that has the Flame Body or Magma Armor abilities.
Putting them on your party will shorten the number of steps you need to take to
hatch an egg. I have heard reports from everywhere that they cut the steps
needed in half but I have tested this myself and there is no way it was cut by
half. If you have any reason why this happened to me (I was hatching Magikarp
eggs, incidentally), please let me know. At any rate, those two abilities will
chop a good fraction of steps off your total, which saves time.

In Emerald you were given a huge strip of land to ride back and forth on, right
near the Day Care, to make hatching eggs that much easier. You get the same
thing in Platinum. Hop on your bike and get into fast gear. Leave the city
north to Route 210 and line yourself up with the mud slope. Go all the way up,
never changing direction. Now go down until you can’t anymore. See? It’s big.
It’s 123 steps from one end to the other.

While you’re hatching that first egg, your two Pokemon will no doubt make more
eggs since you’re changing locations all the time. It is suggested that you
carry two or three eggs on your person at all times, so in the event one egg
isn’t what you’re looking for, you can release it and not have to start from
scratch. If it does end up being what you want, you can either hatch the
remaining eggs or trade them to friends.

Lo and behold, we now have our Adamant Rock Head Rhyhorn!

You’re all set. Now comes the hard part – actually training.

o———————-o
—————————| Part Three: Training |—————————
o———————-o

Before you even head out into the field, you need to give your Pokemon
vitamins. You should be familiar with them – you’ve probably picked up some
over the course of the game. They are the items that increase a Pokemon’s base
stat, go by the name of Carbos, Zinc, HP Up, etc.? Yeah, you know what I mean.

These are actually used for EV training. What they do is give your Pokemon 10
EVs for the stat the item corresponds to. So if you give your Pokemon a Zinc,
that Pokemon gets 10 EVs in Special Defense. They count towards the 255 you can
put into your stat.

I’m sure you’ve also noticed that sometimes when you try to feed your Pokemon a
vitamin, it will say “It won’t have any effect.” This is because vitamins have
a limit to how many EVs they can give, and that limit is 100. Once your Pokemon
has at least 100 EVs in any stat, vitamins for that stat will have no effect.
This is why you need to give your Pokemon all the vitamins it can take BEFORE
you go training in your stat. All it does is lighten the load for you. It’s not
required, but recommended.

But what if you mess up? What if you’re not paying attention and you feed your
Pokemon a vitamin and doesn’t need? Or some time down the road you decide it
was a bad idea to invest 252 EVs in Defense, and you’d rather train in HP
instead? Are you screwed? Not at all. Like there are vitamins to increase EVs,
there are certain berries that will decrease EVs (and boost happiness a little)
every time they are fed to a Pokemon. The berries in particular are #21-26.
Each berry will drop EVs in the stat they correspond to by 10.

Sometimes.

In Diamond and Pearl only, if you feed a Pokemon an EV-reducing berry and that
Pokemon has at least 101 EVs in that stat, that single berry will set the EVs
to 100. This is true whether you have 101 EVs, 183 EVs, even if you have 255
EVs in a stat, that one berry will drop it to 100. Each berry fed after that
will reduce it by 10 until the stat reaches zero. It’s extremely helpful, and
saves you on berry consumption too.

Most of your EV training will be done the old-fashioned way; murdering wild
Pokemon. But wait! You can’t just go around defeating any Pokemon you want.
This is the difficult part, and it can take a while.

Each Pokemon, when killed, gives the Pokemon that killed it one, two, or three
points in one stat, a value you cannot see, that starts at zero when you catch
or hatch the Pokemon. Some Pokemon give one point in multiple stats. These
points are effort points, the things you’re looking for. Pokemon holding the
Experience Share will gain the base EVs your leader kills. You can use that to
give EVs to Pokemon who are weak (probably the Lv.1 eggs you’ll be hatching).

Here’s an example.

Say you have an Empoleon, like me. Empoleon kills a Starly. Since Starly gives
1 point in Speed, Empoleon now has 1 Speed EV.

If I have that Adamant Rock Head Rhyhorn from before, he probably could take
out that Starly on his own. But let’s say for the sake of example that that
Starly was genetically engineered and knows Water Gun, a move that surely would
wreck my poor Rhyhorn. So I give it the Exp. Share to keep it safe while my
Empoleon goes to town. So from that Starly, Empoleon gets 1 EV for Speed
because he’s the one that killed it. Since any Pokemon holding the Exp. Share
gets the base value of EVs from whatever was killed, my Rhyhorn gets 1 EV in
Speed, too.

There are some places where you can go where many of the wild Pokemon there
give specific kinds of effort points, making training a little less random.

Unfortunately, not many places like that exist in Diamond and Pearl. You’re
going to be doing a lot of fleeing… below are spots I think are the best
spots for EV training. Feel free to e-mail me a spot of your own and if I think
it’s better than what I got, I’ll add your spot and give you credit.

HIT POINTS (HP)
—————

At Lake Verity, you can only find Bidoof and Starly. Bidoof give 1 HP. Starly
give Speed, so run away from them.

Average level: 2

ATTACK
——

Fish in Twinleaf Town with the Super Rod and you will only run into Gyarados
and Seaking. Both give 2 points each.

Average level: Varies (32-53)

DEFENSE
——-

Inside Ruin Maniac’s Cave/Tunnel, the only things you will find are Geodude and
Hippopotas. Both give 1 point each.

Average level: 23

SPEED
—–

In the room where you can Surf in Victory Road, stay on the water and you will
find mainly Floatzel with the occasional Golbat. They both give 2 points each.

Average level: 38

For a slightly easier place to reach, you can surf on Route 228. Poliwhirl give
2 points, and Poliwag give 1. They’re the only Pokemon you’ll see.

Average level: 45

Alternatively, fish anywhere with the Old Rod. Magikarp give 1 point each.

Average level: 7

SPECIAL ATTACK
————–

Old Chateau has only Gastly inside, and they give 1 point in Special Attack.
From the entrance, if you go up the stairs and into the center room, then into
the room to the right of the room in front of you (you’ll know it’s the right
room because in it is a purple picture with red eyes that vanish if you get
close), you’ll find Gengar if you have any Pokemon GBA game in the GBA slot of
your DS. They give 3 points. Gastly give 1.

Average level: 16

Alternatively, surf in the Resort Area. You will only run into Golduck (who
give 2 points) and on occasion, Psyduck (who give 1 point).

Average level: 44

SPECIAL DEFENSE
—————

Surfing on Route 223 will yield Tentacruel, Pelipper, and Mantyke. Mantyke
give 1 point, and Tentacruel give 2. Pelipper give 2 points in Defense, not
Special Defense, so just run from them.

Average level: 32

But wait! There’s more!

There are three, count ’em three, ways to make EV training easier. The first is
with the Macho Brace. This hold item doubles the effort points you get, but
halves the Speed of the Pokemon holding it for as long as the Pokemon holds it.

To get it, get both a male and female Combee in your party and talk to the boy
in the hat in the house directly above Pastoria City’s PokeMart.

Example time!

If my Empoleon equips the Macho Brace and kills a Starly, he gets 2 points
in Speed because Starly gives 1, and Macho Brace doubles it for 2 total points.

Now, you could do that forever, but we get a slew of new items to help us. I
call these the Power items because the word Power is in their names. They’re
obtainable only in the Battle Frontier, and you can only get them as prizes in
the Exchange Service Corner for 16 BP each.

What these do is add four EV points to the stat they correspond to. This is
important to remember; it adds four points. No multiplying involved here.

So if my Empoleon equips the Power Anklet (the Speed Power item) and kills a
Starly, he gets 5 points because Starly gives 1, and the Power Anklet ADDS FOUR
for a total of 5 points.

These items are pretty cool because you can mix and match EVs. Example:

My Empoleon has the Power Lens equipped (the Special Attack Power item) and
kills a Starly. He gets 1 Speed point from the Starly he killed, and also 4
Special Attack EVs from having the Power Lens equipped. You can either turbo
charge EV training in a single stat, or do a little of both at once! It’s easy!

Finally, there’s the Pokemon virus, or Pokerus for short. Pokerus is shown as
PKRS on the Summary Screen (and only there), and you can find it next to the
Pokemon’s level. This will also double effort points gained from a battle.

So if my Empoleon equips the Macho Brace and has PKRS and then kills a Starly,
he gets 4 points in Speed because Starly gives 1, PKRS doubles it to 2 and then
Macho Brace doubles it again for a total of 4 points.

But if my Empoleon instead has the Power Anklet equipped and I kill another
Starly, I get TEN POINTS in Speed; Starly gives one. The Power Anklet ADDS FOUR
to make it five. PKRS doubles that to make a whopping 10 points from killing a
single Starly! Holy easy training Batman!

Quite easy. And very effective.

Oh, and before I forget. Are you forgetful? Can’t remember if you gave yourself
credit for taking out that Starly? The Counter app can help you keep track of
your numbers so you don’t sell yourself short.

o—————–o
——————————| Part Four: PKRS |——————————
o—————–o

You now know how awesome PKRS is. But how do you get it?

It’s very hard to catch Pokerus (you have better chances of seeing a Shining
Pokemon). The healer lady will tell you that your Pokemon have been infected
after healing at a Pokemon Center, and it should go away shortly. YOU DO NOT
WANT THIS TO HAPPEN. Here’s how to preserve it.

When initially told you’ve been infected, there is a chance your entire party
will be infected. At least one will be. Catch a Pokemon you don’t care about
(henceforth referred to as Pichu). PKRS spreads from the center of your team;
let Pichu sit between two Pokemon that are infected (or next to one that is).
Kill off a few wild Pokemon and wait for Pichu to become infected. Then all you
do is deposit Pichu in the box (if you have more than one Pichu, mark the
infected Pichu with all six marks so you know that’s the one you want) and
wait until you need to EV train someone else. As long as Pichu sits in the box,
PKRS will never go away. It’s a good idea to infect multiple Pichu in the event
your PKRS mysteriously vanishes from one before you get a chance to put it
back, as a safeguard of sorts. To infect your team, put the Pichu in the center
of your team (on the right side). It will eventually spread, starting with the
middle, throughout your team.

Like I said, it’s _extremely_ rare to get Pokerus. Some people are just lucky,
though, and get it almost right away. Others can have a box full of Shining
Pokemon and still not have Pokerus. Don’t find it, it’ll find you.

Or just trade with someone who will give it to you. That works too.

That should do it. Any questions, comments, anything at all, e-mail me.

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19. Master Lists [alitg]
================

Because every good guide needs one; this is the collection of lists of
everything in the game, starting with the Pokemon, then… not Pokemon.

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19a. Poke Radar [ciaci]
===============

For those who want all the game’s Poke Radar Pokemon in one convenient list.

Eterna Forest: Nincada Route 211: Tyrogue
Fuego Ironworks: Aron Route 212 (n): Smeargle
Lake Valor: Wobbuffet Route 212 (s): Grimer
Lake Verity: Wobbuffet Route 213: Swellow
M.Coronet Summit: Loudred Route 214: Poochyena
Route 201: NidoranF, NidoranM Route 217: Piloswine
Route 202: Sentret Route 221: Nidorina, Nidorino
Route 204: Sunkern Route 222: Flaaffy
Route 205 (n): Slowpoke Route 225: Mankey, Primeape
Route 205 (s): Sunkern Route 226: Mankey, Primeape
Route 206: Baltoy Route 227: Torkoal
Route 207: Stantler Route 229: Venomoth, Venonat
Route 208: Smeargle Route 230: Togepi
Route 209: Kirlia S. Mtn (outside): Torkoal
Route 210 (n): Bagon Valley Windworks: Mareep
Route 210 (s): Miltank, Tauros Valor Lakefront: Nidorina, Nidorino

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19b. Pokemon Swarms [ofwwh]
===================

Eterna Forest: Slakoth Route 218: Voltorb
Route 201: Doduo Route 221: Farfetch’d
Route 202: Zigzagoon Route 222: Skitty
Route 203: Cubone Route 224: Natu
Route 206: Larvitar Route 225: Makuhita
Route 207: Phanpy Route 226: Krabby
Route 208: Dunsparce Route 227: Spinda
Route 209: Snubbull Route 228: Beldum
Route 214: Spoink Route 229: Pinsir
Route 215: Drowzee Route 230: Corsola
Route 217: Delibird Valley Windworks: Electrike

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19c. Poketch Applications [otdgg]
=========================

Number, location, function, usage.

1. Digital Clock – available at beginning

This is a digital representation of your DS’s clock. It’s the clock the game
goes by, so if you’re ever questioning exactly how long until midnight, take a
look at this app. If you tap the Touch Screen, it lights up.

2. Calculator – available at beginning

A standard calculator for basic mathematical functions. If the answer to your
math problem is a number between 1 and 493, and you have that Pokemon in your
Pokedex, you will hear that Pokemon’s cry when you hit the equals button.

3. Memo Pad – Poketch president after you have 1 Badge

A very basic note pad for writing down notes. Anything you write vanishes when
you switch apps, so it has limited usage.

4. Pedometer – available at beginning

One of the most helpful applications the Poketch has, the Pedometer app keeps a
running count of your total steps taken. Whether you’re tracking your trek to
300,000, or counting down the steps until your new egg hatches, the Pedometer
app is definitely worth your display.

5. Pokemon List – available at beginning

Team-at-a-glance. It shows the HP of all your team members, and grays them out
if they have a status effect on them. This is a good app to have on if you want
something to look at… or if you’re _really_ forgetful about the status of
your team, I suppose.

6. Friendship Checker – a girl in Eterna City’s Pokemon Center

If you hold the stylus down on a Pokemon, you will see a relative gauge of its
happiness – you’ll either see no hearts, a single heart, or two hearts of
varying sizes (it actually cycles from small -> medium -> large). Pokemon that
evolve through happiness need two small hearts to fulfill the happiness quota.
Two large hearts signifies max happiness. Use this to keep track of your
Pokemon’s happiness, obviously.

7. Dowsing Machine – Dawn at Route 207 Mt. Coronet entrance

Finds hidden items. This is the app that I usually have active. How to use the
Dowsing Machine in detail is covered in section 5d. There are lots and lots of
goodies hidden underground, so you should probably keep this one active a lot,
too. As far as I know, the location of every hidden item in the game is covered
in the guide – if you find one I don’t have listed, let me know.

8. Berry Searcher – Berry Master at his house on Route 208

If you’re an avid berry farmer, this will be immensely helpful to you. An icon
will be displayed over any route that you have already visited that has berries
ready for picking.

9. Day-Care Checker – Day Care after you leave any Pokemon to be raised

If you have two Pokemon breeding, this app will let you know if they have made
an egg by showing a little egg between the two Pokemon. If, like me, you like
to stay near Solaceon Town to get your hands on the egg ASAP, then this app is
entirely worthless. If you’re content to leave your two Pokemon there and then
go about your business, you might just find some use for this app.

10. Pokemon History – guy in a hat in Solaceon Town

Shows the most recent Pokemon you’ve obtained. Completely worthless.

11. Counter – Veilstone City Dept. Store 2F

Tap the touch screen to increase the counter by 1. It goes up to 9999, then
rolls over to 0000. I use it to keep track of the EVs I’ve given my Pokemon. I
trust it more than I do my own memory.

12. Analog Watch – A guy in Celestic Town

It’s an analog watch. I prefer the Digital Watch for more precise timekeeping,
but at least this one can light up, too.

13. Marking Map – Poketch president after you have 3 Badges

This is another app I use frequently. In the lower right corner are six
markers. You can drag these markers around with the stylus and place them
wherever you like. Use it to remember locations of things. I use them to keep
track of honey trees that are near berry patches, so I can do both at the same
time. You also use the Marking Map to track down all the roaming Pokemon later
in the game, so it’s really one you will definitely want to get.

14. Link Searcher – Poketch president after you have 5 Badges

Displays all users of wireless connection nearby. This app is outclassed by
your own two eyes – wireless connectivity doesn’t have such large range that
you could actually find people that aren’t within like ten feet of you. Just
look around if you want to see how many people are connected wirelessly. Most
of the time, it’s gonna be NO ONE. Get this app just to get it and be done.

15. Coin Toss – Route 213 (Rock Climb required)

Flips a coin. For those life-changing, ultra-tough decisions.

16. Move Tester – Poketch president after you have 7 Badges

Displays type matchups. I use this a lot for those obscure type matchups. Does
Ground resist Bug? Does Fighting resist Poison? It’s a neat app that is very
helpful to anyone hoping to become a good battler.

17. Calendar – Sunyshore City (Rock Climb & Serious-natured Pokemon required)

The calendar reflects the date on your DS. If you tap a date, you can gray it
out. It’s used for marking special occasions.

18. Dot Artist – Sunyshore City (Rock Climb & Naive-natured Pokemon required)

Think of this as a souped-up version of the Memo Pad. You can make a picture
with this, but only if you’re awesome. Unlike the Memo Pad, however, anything
you do to the Dot Artist remains until you change it.

19. Roulette – Sunyshore City (Rock Climb & Quirky-natured Pokemon required)

One of the more fun apps to play with. Using the stylus, you can draw your own
roulette wheel, then use the buttons on the side to play with it. It’s a neat
alternative to the Coin Toss app.

20. Trainer Counter – Prof. Oak in Pal Park lobby

Displays top 3 chains of Pokemon found by the Poke Radar, and displays current
chain if you are currently using it. No other use than that.

21. Kitchen Timer – Girl in Pal Park lobby with Snorlax in your party

Set a time, then watch it count down. When it hits zero, Snorlax will beat its
belly to signify this. It’s… got limited use in Pokemon. You’re probably
better off using a _real_ kitchen timer than using your DS if you’re trying to
cook something in real life.

22. Color Changer – Girl in Pal Park lobby with Kecleon in your party (Kitchen
Timer required)
I’m really glad
they added this. It changes the color of your Poketch background. How cool is
that? No longer do you have to display that boring green! Mine’s purple now. 🙂

23. Matchup Checker – Girl in Great Marsh lobby after you catch five total
Pokemon in one game)
This neat little app
is an egg tester. Tap the Pokemon on either side to cycle through the Pokemon
in your party. Tap the heart in the middle to check them. If the Luvdisc move
enough to make at least one heart at the top light up, they’ll make an egg if
you stick them in the Day Care. The more hearts that light up, the easier it is
for them to make an egg.

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19d. Abilities [zzhng]
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Each Pokemon has one (sometimes two, but only one of the two at a time) of 123
different abilities that are designed to help it in battle. This is a list of
each and every one of them. Some abilities also have a field bonus, that change
how things work even out of battle. Here’s how to read it:

NAME OF ABILITY
—————

This is where you’ll find descriptions of what the ability does.

Field bonus: If the ability has a field bonus, you’ll see it written below the
description.

Pokemon that can in a list going three to a row; it
have that ability down like this. depends on how many
will be listed It won’t always be Pokemon have that ability.

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ADAPTABILITY
————

This Pokemon’s STAB is increased to 2x.

Eevee Porygon-Z

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AFTERMATH
———

If this Pokemon is KOed by a contact move, the attacker loses 1/4 of its
maximum HP.

Drifblim Skuntank
Drifloon Stunky

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AIR LOCK
——–

Weather effects are cancelled. This means that SolarBeam still requires a
charge in the sun, Thunder can miss in rain, etc.

Rayquaza

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ANGER POINT
———–

If you survive a critical hit, Attack is set to +6, no matter what it was set
at before. If the critical hit hits a Substitute, Anger Point activates.

Mankey Tauros
Primeape

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ANTICIPATION
————

When this Pokemon comes into battle, you are notified if the opponent has one
of the following attacks:

– a move that hits you super effectively
– Selfdestruct or Explosion
– a OHKO move

Barboach Toxicroak Wormadam
Croagunk Whiscash

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ARENA TRAP
———-

Opposing Pokemon cannot flee unless they are Flying-type or have the Levitate
ability.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, encounter rate
goes up.

Diglett Trapinch
Dugtrio

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BAD DREAMS
———-

Sleeping foes take 12.5% of their maximum HP in damage between turns.

Darkrai

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BATTLE ARMOR
————

Prevents critical hits.

Anorith Drapion Kabutops
Armaldo Kabuto Skorupi

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BLAZE
—–

When this Pokemon’s HP fall below 1/3, its Fire-type moves do 50% more damage.

Blazkien Charmeleon Cyndaquil Quilava
Charizard Chimchar Infernape Torchic
Charmander Combusken Monferno Typhlosion

o—————————————————————————–o

CHLOROPHYLL
———–

During harsh sunlight, this Pokemon’s Speed stat is multiplied by 150%.

Bellossom Hoppip Shiftry Tangrowth
Bellsprout Jumpluff Skiploom Tropius
Cherubi Nuzleaf Sunflora Victreebel
Exeggcute Oddish Sunkern Vileplume
Exeggutor Seedot Tangela Weepinbell
Gloom

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CLEAR BODY
———-

Prevents stat reduction. Does not block self-inflicted stat reduction.

Beldum Metang Regirock Tentacool
Metagross Regice Registeel Tentacruel

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CLOUD NINE
———-

Weather effects are cancelled. This means that SolarBeam still requires a
charge in the sun, Thunder can miss in rain, etc.

Golduck Psyduck

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COLOR CHANGE
————

This Pokemon’s type changes to the type of move that directly damaged it last.
If this Pokemon is hit by a multi-hit move, this Pokemon’s type changes after
the first hit.

Kecleon

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COMPOUNDEYES
————

Accuracy of this Pokemon’s attacks is increased by 30%.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, chances increase
that any Pokemon that may hold an item will have one.

Butterfree Venomoth Yanma
Nincada Venonat

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CUTE CHARM
———-

When a contact move is done to this Pokemon, and the foe is of the opposite
gender, there is a 30% chance the foe will become attracted.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, chances increase
that wild Pokemon will be the opposite gender of this Pokemon.

Clefable Delcatty Jigglypuff Wigglytuff
Clefairy Igglybuff Skitty
Cleffa

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DAMP
—-

Explosion and Selfdestruct fail when used if this Pokemon is in play.

Golduck Poliwag Poliwrath Quagsire
Politoed Poliwhirl Psyduck Wooper

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DOWNLOAD
——–

When this Pokemon comes into play, it will receive a boost in either Attack or
Special Attack depending on the lower defense stat of the foe. If Defense is
lower, Attack is raised; if Special Defense is lower, or if the two stats are
the same, Special Attack is raised. In a 2v2 battle, the target Pokemon is
randomly selected.

Porygon Porygon-Z
Porygon2

o—————————————————————————–o

DRIZZLE
——-

When this Pokemon enters battle, the current weather changes to rain. This
lasts the entire battle, unless a conflicting weather move is used, or a
Pokemon with the Drought, Sand Stream, or Snow Warning abilities is brought
into play.

Kyogre

o—————————————————————————–o

DROUGHT
——-

When this Pokemon enters battle, the current weather changes to harsh sunlight.
This lasts the entire battle, unless a conflicting weather move is used, or a
Pokemon with the Drizzle, Sand Stream, or Snow Warning abilities is brought
into play.

Groudon

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DRY SKIN
——–

During harsh sunlight, this Pokemon’s HP decrease by 1/8 of its maximum between
turns. During rain, this Pokemon restores 1/8 of its maximum HP between turns.
Regardless of weather, this Pokemon restores 25% of its maximum HP if hit by a
Water-type attack, and takes 25% more damage from Fire-type moves.

Croagunk Parasect
Paras Toxicroak

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EARLY BIRD
———-

Sleep lasts for half the duration it normally would. This includes sleep
inflicted by using Rest.

Dodrio Houndoom Ledyba Seedot
Doduo Kangaskhan Natu Shiftry
Girafarig Ledian Nuzleaf Xatu
Houndour

o—————————————————————————–o

EFFECT SPORE
————

When this Pokemon is hit by a contact move, there is a 10% chance the attacking
Pokemon will be put to sleep, poisoned, or paralyzed. The Insomnia ability
blocks the sleep effect, the Immunity ability blocks the poison effect, and the
Limber ability blocks the paralyze effect.

Breloom Parasect
Paras Shroomish

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FILTER
——

Super effective damage damage is cut by 1/4.

Mime Jr. Mr. Mime

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FLAME BODY
———-

When this Pokemon is hit by a contact move, there is a 30% chance the attacking
Pokemon will be burned. The Water Veil ability blocks this effect.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability is in your party, eggs hatch in
roughly 2/3 the time. This effect can not be stacked with other Pokemon with
the Flame Body or Magma Armor abilities.

Slugma Magcargo Magmortar
Magby Magmar

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FLASH FIRE
———-

When a Fire-type move is done to this Pokemon, this Pokemon receives a 50%
increase in damage to its Fire-type attacks instead of taking damage. The boost
in Fire damage only happens once, but this Pokemon will continue to be immune
to Fire-type attacks.

Arcanine Heatran Ninetales Rapidash
Flareon Houndoom Ponyta Vulpix
Growlithe Houndour

o—————————————————————————–o

FLOWER GIFT
———–

During harsh sunlight, the Attack and Special Defense of this Pokemon and its
partner is multiplied by 150% each.

Cherrim

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FORECAST
——–

This Pokemon changes its type depending on the weather. In no weather, it is
Normal; during rain, it is Water; during hail, it is Ice; during harsh
sunlight, it is Fire. Sandstorm has no effect on this Pokemon’s type. This
ability does not work if the Pokemon is not Castform.

Castform

o—————————————————————————–o

FOREWARN
——–

When this Pokemon is brought into battle, the move on the opponent’s Pokemon
with the highest base power is revealed. All moves without a fixed base power
are assigned a specific value, and will be revealed if that value is the
highest number. In a 2v2 battle, only 1 move total is revealed, and the
opponent is randomly selected. If two moves have the same base power, one of
them is randomly selected.

Drowzee Jynx
Hypno Smoochum

o—————————————————————————–o

FRISK
—–

When this Pokemon comes into play, the opponent’s hold item is revealed. In a
2v2 play, an opponent is randomly selected; the opponent’s identity is not
revealed.

Banette Stantler
Shuppet

o—————————————————————————–o

GLUTTONY
——–

Berries that activate at 25% or less HP now activate at 50% or less HP instead.

Linoone Zigzagoon
Shuckle

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GUTS
—-

If this Pokemon is asleep, burned, paralyzed, or poisoned, this Pokemon’s
Attack stat is multiplied by 150%. Pokemon with this ability do not suffer an
Attack drop if they are burned.

Hariyama Machoke Raticate Taillow
Heracross Machop Rattata Tyrogue
Larvitar Makuhita Swellow Ursaring
Machamp

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HEATPROOF
———

This Pokemon takes 50% less damage from Fire damage and burn between turns.

Bronzong Bronzor

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HONEY GATHER
————

No effect in battle.

Field bonus: If this Pokemon is not holding an item, it may acquire Honey after
any battle.

Combee

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HUGE POWER
———-

Doubles Attack in battle. If this ability is lost, Attack returns to normal.

Azumarill Marill
Azurill

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HUSTLE
——

Physical damage from this Pokemon is multiplied by 150%. Any physical-based
move done by this Pokemon has 80% of its normal accuracy.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, higher-level wild
Pokemon become more common.

Corsola Remoraid Togepi
Delibird Togekiss Togetic

o—————————————————————————–o

HYDRATION
———

During rain, any major status effects present on this Pokemon are cured between
turns.

Dewgong Phione
Manaphy Seel

o—————————————————————————–o

HYPER CUTTER
————

This Pokemon’s attack can not be directly lowered by moves like Growl. If this
Pokemon uses a move that lowers its own Attack stat, Hyper Cutter will not
block it.

Corphish Gliscor Krabby Pinsir
Crawdaunt Kingler Mawile Trapinch
Gligar

o—————————————————————————–o

ICE BODY
——–

During hail, this Pokemon restores 1/16 of its maximum HP between turns. Blocks
hail damage.

Glalie Snorunt Walrein
Sealeo Spheal

o—————————————————————————–o

ILLUMINATE
———-

No effect in battle.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, encounter rate
goes up.

Chinchou Starmie Volbeat
Lanturn Staryu

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IMMUNITY
——–

Prevents poisoning.

Snorlax Zangoose

o—————————————————————————–o

INNER FOCUS
———–

Prevents flinching. This includes by Fake Out.

Abra Farfetch’d Kadabra Sneasel
Alakazam Girafarig Lucario Snorunt
Crobat Glalie Riolu Zubat
Dragonite Golbat

o—————————————————————————–o

INSOMNIA
——–

Prevents sleeping. This includes by Rest.

Ariados Honchkrow Murkrow Shuppet
Banette Hoothoot Noctowl Spinarak
Drowzee Hypno

o—————————————————————————–o

INTIMIDATE
———-

When this Pokemon comes into play, the foe’s Attack stat is reduced by 1 level.
In a 2v2 battle, both opponents will have Attack reduced. The Clear Body, Hyper
Cutter, and White Smoke abilities block this effect.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, lower-level wild
Pokemon become scarce.

Arbok Hitmontop Mightyena Stantler
Arcanine Luxio Salamence Staraptor
Ekans Luxray Shinx Staravia
Granbull Masquerain Snubbull Tauros
Gyarados Mawile

o—————————————————————————–o

IRON FIST
———

The power of Bullet Punch, Comet Punch, Dizzy Punch, Drain Punch, DynamicPunch,
Fire Punch, Focus Punch, Hammer Arm, Ice Punch, Mach Punch, Mega Punch, Meteor
Mash, Shadow Punch, Sky Uppercut, and ThunderPunch is increased by 20%. It does
not power up Sucker Punch.

Hitmonchan

o—————————————————————————–o

KEEN EYE
——–

Prevents accuracy reduction.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability is on your team, lower-level wild
Pokemon become scarce.

Chatot Hoothoot Pidgey Sneasel
Farfetch’d Noctowl Sableye Spearow
Fearow Pelipper Sentret Starly
Furret Pidgeot Skarmory Wingull
Hitmonchan Pidgeotto

o—————————————————————————–o

KLUTZ
—–

Hold Items have no effect on this Pokemon. However, all hold items that halve
Speed when held still reduce Speed.

Buneary Lopunny

o—————————————————————————–o

LEAF GUARD
———-

During harsh sunlight, this Pokemon can not be affected by any major status
effects. Any status effects already present on this Pokemon are not cured.

Hoppip Leafeon Tangela
Jumpluff Skiploom Tangrowth

o—————————————————————————–o

LEVITATE
——–

Damage-dealing Ground-type moves fail when used on this Pokemon.

Azelf Claydol Haunter Mismagius
Baltoy Cresselia Koffing Rotom
Bronzong Duskull Latias Tauros
Bronzor Flygon Latios Solrock
Carnivine Gastly Lunatone Unown
Chimecho Gengar Mesprit Vibrava
Chingling Giratina-O Misdreavus Weezing

o—————————————————————————–o

LIGHTNINGROD
————

In a 2v2 battle, all single-target Electric attacks done by a Pokemon other
than this Pokemon will target this Pokemon, regardless of whether or not it was
the original target.

Cubone Marowak Rhyhorn
Electrike Rhydon Rhyperior
Manectric

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LIMBER
——

Prevents paralysis.

Ditto Hitmonlee
Glameow Persian

o—————————————————————————–o

LIQUID OOZE
———–

When the foe uses a HP-draining attack (such as Mega Drain) on this Pokemon,
the foe loses HP equal to the amount that would have been gained.

Gulpin Tentacruel
Swalot Tentacool

o—————————————————————————–o

MAGIC GUARD
———–

This Pokemon will only be damaged by direct damage.

Clefairy Cleffa
Clefable

o—————————————————————————–o

MAGMA ARMOR
———–

Prevents freezing.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability is in your party, eggs hatch in
roughly 2/3 the time. This effect can not be stacked with other Pokemon with
the Flame Body or Magma Armor abilities.

Camerupt Slugma
Magcargo

o—————————————————————————–o

MAGNET PULL
———–

Prevents any Steel-type Pokemon from fleeing.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, Steel-type wild
Pokemon appear more frequently.

Magnemite Magnezone Probopass
Magneton Nosepass

o—————————————————————————–o

MARVEL SCALE
————

If this Pokemon is affected by a major status effect, this Pokemon’s Defense is
multiplied by 150%.

Milotic

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MINUS
—–

If a Pokemon with the Plus ability is this Pokemon’s partner in 2v2, this
Pokemon’s Special Attack is multiplied by 150%.

Minun

o—————————————————————————–o

MOLD BREAKER
————

Moves that would be blocked by the opponent’s ability will work. For example,
Surf from this Pokemon would hurt a Pokemon with Water Absorb rather than heal
them.

Cranidos Rampardos
Pinsir

o—————————————————————————–o

MOTOR DRIVE
———–

When an Electric-type move is used on this Pokemon, Speed increases by 1 level.

Electivire

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MULTITYPE
———

This Pokemon’s type matches the held Plate. Also prevents forced item removal.
This ability does not change this Pokemon’s type if this Pokemon is not Arceus.

Arceus

o—————————————————————————–o

NATURAL CURE
————

Upon being recalled, all major status effects are removed.

Altaria Chansey Roselia Starmie
Blissey Corsola Roserade Staryu
Budew Happiny Shaymin Swablu
Celebi

o—————————————————————————–o

NO GUARD
——–

The attacks of this Pokemon and the Pokemon attacking this Pokemon will never
miss.

Machamp Machop
Machoke

o—————————————————————————–o

NORMALIZE
———

All attacks done by this Pokemon are Normal-type instead of their usual types.

Delcatty Skitty

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OBLIVIOUS
———

Prevents attraction. Captivate fails when used on this Pokemon.

Barboach Lickitung Slowbro Swinub
Illumise Mamoswine Slowking Wailmer
Jynx Numel Slowpoke Wailord
Lickilicky Piloswine Smoochum Whiscash

o—————————————————————————–o

OVERGROW
——–

When this Pokemon’s HP fall below 1/3, its Grass-type moves do 50% more damage.

Bayleef Grotle Meganium Treecko
Bulbasaur Grovyle Sceptile Turtwig
Chikorita Ivysaur Torterra Venusaur

o—————————————————————————–o

OWN TEMPO
———

Prevents confusion. This includes by Swagger.

Glameow Purugly Smeargle
Grumpig Slowbro Spinda
Lickilicky Slowking Spoink
Lickitung Slowpoke

o—————————————————————————–o

PICKUP
——

No effect in battle.

Field bonus: This Pokemon may pick up an item after the battle if it isn’t
already holding an item. The type and rarity of items found depend on this
Pokemon’s level.

Aipom Meowth Phanpy
Ambipom Munchlax Teddiursa
Linoone Pachirisu Zigzagoon

o—————————————————————————–o

PLUS
—-

If a Pokemon with the Minus ability is this Pokemon’s partner in 2v2, this
Pokemon’s Special Attack is multiplied by 150%.

Plusle

o—————————————————————————–o

POISON HEAL
———–

This Pokemon recovers 1/8 of its maximum HP between turns if it is poisoned,
rather than taking damage.

Breloom Shroomish

o—————————————————————————–o

POISON POINT
————

When this Pokemon is hit by a contact move, there is a 30% chance the attacking
Pokemon will be poisoned. The Immunity ability blocks this effect.

Budew NidoranM Roserade
Nidoking Nidorina Roselia
Nidoqueen Nidorino Seadra
NidoranF Qwilfish

o—————————————————————————–o

PRESSURE
——–

When a move is used on this Pokemon, an extra PP is used.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, encounter rate
goes up.

Absol Dusclops Lugia Suicune
Aerodactyl Dusknoir Mewtwo Vespiquen
Articuno Entei Palkia Weavile
Deoxys Giratina Raikou Zapdos
Dialga Ho-Oh Spiritomb

o—————————————————————————–o

PURE POWER
———-

Doubles Attack in battle. If this ability is lost, Attack returns to normal.

o—————————————————————————–o

QUICK FEET
———-

If this Pokemon is affected by a major status effect, its Speed is multiplied
by 150%.

Granbull Poochyena Ursaring
Mightyena Teddiursa

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RAIN DISH
———

During rain, this Pokemon recovers 1/16 of its maximum HP between turns.

Lombre Ludicolo
Lotad

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RECKLESS
——–

Moves that cause recoil damage have their base powers increased by 20%.

Hitmonlee

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RIVALRY
——-

If this Pokemon is the same gender as its foe, Attack is increased by 25%. If
this Pokemon is the opposite gender of its foe, Attack is reduced by 25%. If
the foe has no gender, this ability does nothing.

Luxio Nidoqueen Nidorina
Luxray NidoranF Nidorino
Nidoking NidoranM Shinx

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ROCK HEAD
———

Prevents recoil damage. This doesn’t include Life Orb damage; it is not recoil.

Aerodactyl Cubone Marowak Rhyhorn
Aggron Geodude Onix Shelgon
Aron Golem Relicanth Steelix
Bagon Graveler Rhydon Sudowoodo
Bonsly Lairon

o—————————————————————————–o

ROUGH SKIN
———-

When a contact move is done to this Pokemon, the foe will be damaged by 1/16 of
its maximum HP.

Carvanha Sharpedo

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RUN AWAY
——–

No effect in battle…

Aipom Dunsparce Poochyena Rattata
Buneary Eevee Ponyta Sentret
Dodrio Furret Rapidash Snubbull
Doduo Pachirisu Raticate

o—————————————————————————–o

SAND STREAM
———–

When this Pokemon enters battle, the current weather changes to sandstorm. This
lasts the entire battle, unless a conflicting weather move is used, or a
Pokemon with the Drizzle, Drought, or Snow Warning abilities comes into play.

Hippopotas Tyranitar
Hippowdon

o—————————————————————————–o

SAND VEIL
———

During sandstorm, this Pokemon’s evasion rises by 20%. Blocks sandstorm damage.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, encounter rate
goes down in sandstorm.

Cacnea Dugtrio Gible Sandshrew
Cacturne Gabite Gligar Sandslash
Diglett Garchomp Gliscor

o—————————————————————————–o

SCRAPPY
——-

Ghost-type’s immunity to Fighting- and Normal-type moves is ignored.

Kangaskhan Miltank

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SERENE GRACE
————

Effect percentages double.

Blissey Happiny Togekiss
Chansey Jirachi Togepi
Dunsparce Shaymin-S Togetic

o—————————————————————————–o

SHADOW TAG
———-

Prevents switching and fleeing. If the foe’s Pokemon has Shadow Tag, this
ability does nothing.

Wobbuffet Wynaut

o—————————————————————————–o

SHED SKIN
———

If this Pokemon is affected by a major status effect, there is a 33% chance it
will be removed between turns.

Arbok Dragonair Kakuna Pupitar
Burmy Dratini Kricketot Seviper
Cascoon Ekans Metapod Silcoon

o—————————————————————————–o

SHELL ARMOR
———–

Prevents critical hits.
Buneary Eevee Ponyta Sentret
Clamperl Crawdaunt Lapras Omastar
Cloyster Kingler Omanyte Shellder
Corphish Krabby

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SHIELD DUST
———–

Prevents added effects.

Caterpie Venomoth Wurmple
Dustox Weedle

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SIMPLE
——

Stat changes are doubly effective.

Bibarel Numel
Bidoof

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SKILL LINK
———-

Moves that hit 2-5 times will always hit 5 times.

Cloyster Shellder

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SLOW START
———-

Attack and Speed are each halved for 5 turns after this Pokemon enters battle.

Regigigas
Buneary Eevee Ponyta Sentret
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SNIPER
——

Critical hits do 3x normal damage instead of 2x.

Drapion Octillery Seadra
Horsea Remoraid Skorupi
Kingdra

o—————————————————————————–o

SNOW CLOAK
———-

During hail, this Pokemon’s evasion rises by 20%. Blocks hail damage.

Glaceon Piloswine
Froslass Swinub
Mamoswine

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SNOW WARNING
————

When this Pokemon enters battle, the current weather changes to hail. This
lasts the entire battle, unless a conflicting weather move is used, or a
Pokemon with the Drizzle, Drought, or Sand Stream abilities comes into play.

Abomasnow Snover

o—————————————————————————–o

SOLAR POWER
———–

During harsh sunlight, this Pokemon gains a 50% boost in Special Attack and
loses 1/8 of its maximum HP between turns.

Sunflora Tropius
Sunkern

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SOLID ROCK
———-

Super effective damage is cut by 25%.

Camerupt Rhyperior

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SOUNDPROOF
———-

Sound moves – Bug Buzz, Chatter, Grasswhistle, Growl, Heal Bell, Hyper Voice,
Metal Sound, Perish Song, Roar, Roar of Time, Sing, Sonicboom, Supersonic,
Screech, Snore, and Uproar – have no effect on this Pokemon.

Electrode Mime Jr. Voltorb
Exploud Mr. Mime Whismur
Loudred

o—————————————————————————–o

SPEED BOOST
———–

This Pokemon’s Speed goes up by 1 level between turns.

Ninjask Yanmega
Yanma

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STATIC
——

When this Pokemon is hit by a contact move, there is a 30% chance the attacking
Pokemon will be paralyzed. The Limber ability blocks this effect.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, Electric-type
wild Pokemon appear more frequently.

Ampharos Electrode Manectric Pikachu
Electabuzz Elekid Mareep Raichu
Electrike Flaaffy Pichu Voltorb

o—————————————————————————–o

STALL
—–

This Pokemon always goes last.

Sableye

o—————————————————————————–o

STEADFAST
———

When this Pokemon flinches, its Speed increases by 1 level.

Gallade Riolu
Lucario

o—————————————————————————–o

STENCH
——

No effect in battle.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, encounter rate
goes down.

Grimer Skuntank
Muk Stunky

o—————————————————————————–o

STICKY HOLD
———–

Prevents forced item removal.

Gastrodon Gulpin Shellos
Grimer Muk Swalot

o—————————————————————————–o

STORM DRAIN
———–

In a 2v2 battle, all single-target Water attacks done by a Pokemon other than
this Pokemon will target this Pokemon, regardless of whether or not it was
the original target.

Finneon Lumineon
Gastrodon Shellos

o—————————————————————————–o

STURDY
——

Fissure, Guillotine, Horn Drill, and Sheer Cold always fail when used against
this Pokemon.

Aggron Geodude Magnezone Shieldon
Aron Golem Nosepass Shuckle
Bastiodon Graveler Onix Skarmory
Bonsly Lairon Pineco Steelix
Donphan Magnemite Probopass Sudowoodo
Forretress Magneton

o—————————————————————————–o

SUCTION CUPS
————

Roar and Whirlwind fail when used on this Pokemon.

Cradily Octillery
Lileep

o—————————————————————————–o

SUPER LUCK
———-

This Pokemon’s critical hit ratio is increased by one level.

Absol Murkrow
Honchkrow

o—————————————————————————–o

SWARM
—–

When this Pokemon’s HP fall below 1/3, its Bug-type moves do 50% more damage.

Ariados Heracross Ledyba Scyther
Beautifly Kricketune Mothim Spinarak
Beedrill Ledian Scizor Volbeat

o—————————————————————————–o

SWIFT SWIM
———-

During rain, this Pokemon’s Speed stat is multiplied by 150%.

Buizel Horsea Ludicolo Omanyte
Clamperl Huntail Lumineon Omastar
Feebas Kabuto Luvdisc Qwilfish
Finneon Kabutops Magikarp Relicanth
Floatzel Kingdra Mantine Seaking
Goldeen Lombre Mantyke Surskit
Gorebyss Lotad

o—————————————————————————–o

SYNCHRONIZE
———–

When this Pokemon becomes burned, paralyzed, or poisoned, the foe likewise
becomes burned, paralyzed, or poisoned. The Water Veil ability blocks the burn
effect, the Limber ability blocks the paralyze effect, and the Immunity ability
blocks the poison effect.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, chances increase
that wild Pokemon will have the same nature as this Pokemon.

Abra Gardevoir Mew Umbreon
Alakazam Kadabra Natu Xatu
Espeon Kirlia Ralts

o—————————————————————————–o

TANGLED FEET
————

All moves done to this Pokemon have a 50% success rate while this Pokemon is
confused.

Chatot Pidgey
Pidgeot Spinda
Pidgeotto

o—————————————————————————–o

TECHNICIAN
———-

Any attack with 60 or less base power has its base power multiplied by 1.5.

Ambipom Persian Scyther
Hitmontop Scizor Smeargle
Meowth

o—————————————————————————–o

THICK FAT
———

This Pokemon takes half damage from Fire- and Ice-type moves.

Azumarill Hariyama Munchlax Snorlax
Azurill Makuhita Purugly Spheal
Dewgong Marill Sealeo Spoink
Grumpig Miltank Seel Walrein

o—————————————————————————–o

TINTED LENS
———–

Doubles damage of moves used by this Pokemon that are not very effective
against its target.

Illumise Yanmega
Venomoth Venonat

o—————————————————————————–o

TORRENT
——-

When this Pokemon’s HP fall below 1/3, its Water-type moves do 50% more damage.

Blastoise Feraligatr Piplup Swampert
Croconaw Marshtomp Prinplup Totodile
Empoleon Mudkip Squirtle Wartortle

o—————————————————————————–o

TRACE
—–

When this Pokemon enters battle, it gains the foe’s ability to use as its own.
In a 2v2 battle, an opponent is randomly selected. Trace fails if the
opponent’s ability is Multitype.

Gardevoir Porygon2
Kirlia Ralts
Porygon

o—————————————————————————–o

TRUANT
——

This Pokemon cannot use an attack if it used an attack last turn.

Slaking Slakoth

o—————————————————————————–o

UNAWARE
——-

Ignores the foe’s stat increases (except Speed).

Bibarel Bidoof

o—————————————————————————–o

UNBURDEN
——–

This Pokemon’s Speed stat doubles when its held item is used, lost, or stolen.

Drifblim Drifloon

o—————————————————————————–o

VITAL SPIRIT
————

Prevents sleeping. This includes by Rest.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, higher-level wild
Pokemon become more common.

Delibird Primeape
Mankey Vigoroth

o—————————————————————————–o

VOLT ABSORB
———–

This Pokemon restores 25% of its maximum HP instead of losing HP when it is hit
by an Electric-type attack.

Chinchou Lanturn
Jolteon

o—————————————————————————–o

WATER ABSORB
————

This Pokemon restores 25% of its maximum HP instead of losing HP when it is hit
by a Water-type attack.

Lapras Politoed Poliwrath Vaporeon
Mantine Poliwag Quagsire Wooper
Mantyke Poliwhirl

o—————————————————————————–o

WATER VEIL
———-

Prevents burns.

Goldeen Wailmer
Seaking Wailord

o—————————————————————————–o

WHITE SMOKE
———–

Prevents stat reduction. Does not block self-inflicted stat reduction.

Field bonus: If a Pokemon with this ability leads your party, encounter rate
goes down.

Torkoal

o—————————————————————————–o

WONDER GUARD
————

This Pokemon takes no damage from moves that do not hit it super effectively.
This Pokemon can still be damaged by indirect damage, such as poison.

Shedinja

o—————————————————————————–o

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19e. TMs and HMs [olnkt]
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If you need details on finding specific TMs or HMs, just do a ctrl + F search
for “TMxx” or “HMx” substituting xx for the TM number and x for the HM number.

There are a few abbreviations for more common locations. They are as follows:

ESC – Exchange Service Corner (in the Battle Frontier)
GCPE – Game Corner Prize Exchange (where you cash in Coins for prizes)
VCDS – Veilstone City Department Store

TM01 – Focus Punch TM51 – Roost
Oreburgh Gate Route 210

TM02 – Dragon Claw TM52 – Focus Blast
Mt. Coronet VCDS

TM03 – Water Pulse TM53 – Energy Ball
Ravaged Path Route 226, ESC

TM04 – Calm Mind TM54 – False Swipe
ESC VCDS

TM05 – Roar TM55 – Brine
Route 213 Prize for defeating Crasher Wake

TM06 – Toxic TM56 – Fling
ESC Route 222

TM07 – Hail TM57 – Charge Beam
Route 217 Prize for defeating Volkner

TM08 – Bulk Up TM58 – Endure
ESC GCPE

TM09 – Bullet Seed TM59 – Dragon Pulse
Route 204 Victory Road, ESC

TM10 – Hidden Power TM60 – Drain Punch
GCPE Prize for defeating Maylene

TM11 – Sunny Day TM61 – Will-o-Wisp
Route 212 ESC

TM12 – Taunt TM62 – Silver Wind
Route 211 Route 212

TM13 – Ice Beam TM63 – Embargo
Route 216, GCPE Veilstone City

TM14 – Blizzard TM64 – Explosion
Lake Acuity, VCDS Veilstone City Game Corner

TM15 – Hyper Beam TM65 – Shadow Claw
VCDS Prize for defeating Fantina

TM16 – Light Screen TM66 – Payback
VCDS Route 215

TM17 – Protect TM67 – Recycle
VCDS Eterna City

TM18 – Rain Dance TM68 – Giga Impact
Route 223 GCPE

TM19 – Giga Drain TM69 – Rock Polish
Route 209 Mt. Coronet

TM20 – Safeguard TM70 – Flash
VCDS Oreburgh Gate, VCDS

TM21 – Frustration TM71 – Stone Edge
Galactic Warehouse, GCPE Victory Road, ESC

TM22 – SolarBeam TM72 – Avalanche
VCDS Prize for defeating Candice

TM23 – Iron Tail TM73 – Thunder Wave
Iron Island ESC

TM24 – Thunderbolt TM74 – Gyro Ball
Valley Windworks, GCPE GCPE

TM25 – Thunder TM75 – Swords Dance
Lake Valor, VCDS GCPE

TM26 – Earthquake TM76 – Stealth Rock
Wayward Cave, ESC Prize for defeating Roark

TM27 – Return TM77 – Psych Up
Prof. Rowan, Lost Tower, GCPE Route 211

TM28 – Dig TM78 – Captivate
Ruin Maniac’s Cave/Tunnel Route 204

TM29 – Psychic TM79 – Dark Pulse
Route 211, GCPE Victory Road

TM30 – Shadow Ball TM80 – Rock Slide
Route 210, ESC Mt. Coronet

TM31 – Brick Break TM81 – X-Scissor
Oreburgh Gate, ESC Route 221, ESC

TM32 – Double Team TM82 – Sleep Talk
Wayward Cave, GCPE Route 205

TM33 – Reflect TM83 – Natural Gift
VCDS VCDS

TM34 – Shock Wave TM84 – Poison Jab
Route 215 Route 212

TM35 – Flamethrower TM85 – Dream Eater
Fuego Ironworks, GCPE Route 213

TM36 – Sludge Bomb TM86 – Grass Knot
Galactic Warehouse, ESC Prize for defeating Gardenia

TM37 – Sandstorm TM87 – Swagger
Route 228 Pokemon Mansion

TM38 – Fire Blast TM88 – Pluck
Lake Verity, VCDS Floaroma Town

TM39 – Rock Tomb TM89 – U-turn
Ravaged Path Canalave City, GCPE

TM40 – Aerial Ace TM90 – Substitute
Route 213, ESC Old Chateau

TM41 – Torment TM91 – Flash Cannon
Victory Road Prize for defeating Byron

TM42 – Facade TM92 – Trick Room
Survival Area Route 213

TM43 – Secret Power HM1 – Cut
Amity Square Eterna City

TM44 – Rest HM2 – Fly
GCPE Galactic Warehouse

TM45 – Attract HM3 – Surf
Amity Square, ESC Celestic Town

TM46 – Thief HM4 – Strength
Eterna City Iron Island

TM47 – Steel Wing HM5 – Defog
Route 209 Solaceon Ruins

TM48 – Skill Swap HM6 – Rock Smash
Canalave City Oreburgh Gate

TM49 – Snatch HM7 – Waterfall
Galactic Warehouse Sunyshore City

TM50 – Overheat HM8 – Rock Climb
Stark Mountain Route 217

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20. Version History [wtidd]
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21. Acknowledgements [thx2u]
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You: for r3eading this.
Pokemonbabe:

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