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25, Last Updated 2007-07-11 View/Download Original File Hosted by GameFAQs Return to Pokemon Emerald Version (GBA) FAQs & Guides Liked this FAQ? Click here to recommend this item to other users. Pokemon Emerald FAQ/Walkthrough For the GameBoy Advance system Written by peach freak or email@example.com Copyright 2006-2007 Tim Brastow. All Rights Reserved. Version 1.25 Welcome! This FAQ is a walkthrough for Pokemon Emerald, an excellent remake of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire versions. If you have any questions, comments, or if I make a mistake, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once (good) questions are asked, I will put them in an Asked Questions section. Also, this FAQ is protected by copyright. You cannot sell this, put this on your site without my permission, or any other violation of copyright law. You can, however, save this onto your computer or print it out for LEGAL use. Table of Contents 1. Version History 2. Controls 3. Emerald Changes 4. Game Basics 5. Walkthrough 6. Abilities/Natures 7. Items 8. Special Events 9. Strengths/Weaknesses 10. Credits =================== 1. Version History =================== Version .62, September 3, 2006: Well, here's the first version of this guide. I have 5 badges completed and all other sections of this FAQ are completed as well. If there's anything missing or if there's something you'd like to have added into this guide, let me know. There are things I probably don't know I'm forgetting. Version .75, September 7, 2006: I got up to the 6th badge at Fortree City in the walkthrough. Version .87, September 18, 2006: Finally, after all that progress, I got up to the 7th badge at Mossdeep City and I finished the Space Center as well. Version .95, October 10, 2006: Wow, it's been nearly a month since I've updated this guide. I now have all 8 badges covered, but before we get to the Elite Four, we're going to do a side quest first. Next update will cover the Elite Four, and all the neat things you can do after defeating the Elite Four, so it may take a while. Version .97, December 11, 2006: Long time no see. I finished the Elite Four, but I'm not done with the walkthrough. I've still got to finish all of the side quests and stuff that you'll be able to do after the Elite Four.
Version .99, January 31, 2007: Having no motivation to write FAQs sucks. I did pretty much all available side quests after finishing the Elite Four. Only major thing left is the Battle Frontier (and anything else I've left in between). Version .99a, February 1, 2007: Added the Battle Frontier area and the general rules about it, but I did not cover the seven battle sites yet. Version 1.00, February 4, 2007: Just in time for the Super Bowl, I finish the Walkthrough, after taking me about 8 months. Yay! Version 1.25, July 11, 2007: Finally got that legendaries section done in my walkthrough and added in the TM/HM list in my item section. The legendaries section can be found in the side quests after defeating the Elite Four. ============ 2. Controls ============ D-Pad: Move Character/Select Cursor A: Confirm/Select Attack B: Cancel/Go back to previous screen Start: Pauses game and brings up menu Select: No use in game R/L: Use to scroll back and forth between Pokemon boxes if enabled =================== 3. Emerald Changes =================== Several changes have happened in Pokemon Emerald. Many are for the good, little are for the bad. But almost all of the changes have eliminated everything that was wrong about the Ruby and Sapphire versions -Both main characters now have different clothing (both have green) -You can catch both Groudon and Kyogre -After beating the Elite Four, you can choose which Lati you want to catch. The other one will appear in southern island, which can only be accessed by getting the Eon Ticket -If you complete your Hoenn Pokedex, Professor Birch will reward you by letting you pick a Gold/Silver/Crystal starter of your choice -Some Pokemon from Ruby and Sapphire cannot be found in Emerald. Here they are: Meditite/Medicham Surskit/Masquerain (you can get these in Emerald by mixing records with a R/S player. If you watch TV, you may here a report of Surskit swarming) Roselia Zangoose Lunatone -There is a new champion. Wallace, the 8th gym leader in R/S, is now the champion. You can battle the old champion, Steve, in Meteor Falls. The new gym leader for Sootopolis City is Juan. -Some gym leaders have altered, changed, or added Pokemon in their roster -After beating the Elite Four, you can go to the Battle Frontier. This is a lot better and bigger than the Battle Tower. You can earn symbols, battle points, and use them to buy dolls or even tutor moves for your Pokemon -You fight both Team Aqua and Team Magma -You can now get to Navel Rock and Birth Island using a Mystic Ticket and an
Aurora Ticket. These can only be accessed at Nintendo Events, otherwise you'd need to use a Gameshark -Faraway Island has been added. To get here, you must obtain the Old Sea Chart from Nintendo events. You can go here to trap a wild Mew and battle and capture it. -With the match call feature, you can have rematches with certain trainers and all gym leaders! Each time you battle them, they will have stronger or new Pokemon (for example, your father Norman will get a Blissey and another Slaking overtime) -There is a new Deoxys, the speed form. It has incredible speed and can outrun anything in the game. All other stats are evenly balanced out -There are now double team battles. If two trainers out in the field spot you at once, one will walk up to you, and then the other trainer will as well. This will cause a double team battle. You will send out your top two Pokemon while each of them send out 1 Pokemon at a time. -Some of the natures have added effects to them in Emerald. For example, if a Pokemon has the "Hustle" ability, not only will their Attack rise and Accuracy drop, but it will increase the chance of meeting higher level Pokemon if the Pokemon with "hustle" is in the top spot of your roster. =============== 4. Game Basics =============== This section will describe all of the basics of this game, how to encounter/catch Pokemon, and how everything works. ------------------------------------Capturing Pokemon and Forming a Team ------------------------------------You can hold up to 6 Pokemon at a time. If you capture a wild Pokemon, it'll be sent to Lanette's PC. Pokemon can be caught in wild grass, by fishing, surfing, walking in caves, or using Rock Smash. Also, there are Pokemon that can only be caught once, and if you knock them out, you cannot capture them again and you can only get them by loading up your previous saved game. Tips on capturing Pokemon 1. The higher their level, the more difficult they will be to capture. Battle the wild Pokemon with your own, but don't hurt them enough to knock them out. Once you get their health bar (or Hit Points) in the low orange or red, you have a higher chance of catching it than you would if it had full health 2. Inflicting them with status conditions such as putting them to sleep, paralyzing them, or freezing them will increase your chances of capturing greatly. Poisoning and burning them will reduce their health each turn, so remember to capture it before they faint from poisoning/burning. 3. As you progress through the game, you'll have the chance to buy better balls rather than Poke Balls. Great Balls and Ultra Balls have a much better chance at capturing Pokemon and at any time, you'll always want to be loaded with at least 15 or 20 Great/Ultra Balls. There are special balls like Timer and Nest Balls, and knowing how to use them correctly will help you capture Pokemon easier than before. Now, the other part you need to know is learning how to form a team. No Pokemon is the best. Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses to other types of Pokemon (for more on this, look at the strengths/weaknesses chart at the end of the guide). You'll need to know which types have an advantage on others and
when to send them out for battle. Having 6 Pokemon is great, but 6 bad Pokemon is even worse. Here is an example: Rayquaza (Dragon/Flying) Dragonite (Dragon/Flying) Flygon (Dragon/Ground) Altaria (Dragon/Flying) Salamance (Dragon/Flying) Kingdra (Water/Dragon) While this. these be an you may have a team of kick-ass dragons, there is a huge downfall to Any strong ice Pokemon can dispose of them very quickly, even if any of Pokemon have moves that are effective against Ice. A team like this would effective team:
Sceptile (Grass) Magneton (Eletric/Steel) Gardevoir (Psychic) Kingdra (Dragon/Water) Swellow (Normal/Flying) Hariyama (Fighting) With this type of team, you'll have a strong advantage over many trainers because of having an advantage over nearly every type in the game. Plus, knowing which moves to put on your Pokemon can also be another benefit. For example, Water Gun/Surf/Rain Dance/Hydro Pump is not a good moveset for Kingdra. All 4 are water types, so you'd only have advantages on Fire, Rock, and Ground types. A moveset like Surf/Ice Beam/Rain Dance/Toxic is a lot better, because Ice Beam gives Kingdra an advantage on Grass, Dragon, and Flying types. Toxic also poisons a Pokemon while having it increase poison damage every turn. Also, at some point in time, you'll need to ditch Pokemon in your team because their usefulness decreases as you progress through the game. Most Pokemon you will find become useful HM slaves (which are Pokemon which have nothing but HM moves on their moveset), mostly because you don't want useless moves like Cut, Rock Smash, and Flash on your Pokemon's moves. Note that when forming a team, you can get some Pokemon early, but you'll have to get pretty late in the game to get Pokemon you'll really want. ---------------------------Stats and Status Conditions ---------------------------Here are the stats found on every Pokemon. The higher a Pokemon's level is, the higher their stats will increase. Level-ups will never decrease stats. Sometimes stats may decrease when a Pokemon evolves. For example, Trapinch, a Pokemon with an extremely high Attack stat (but poor stats everywhere else), will evolve into Vibrava. When this happens, Vibrava's Attack drops significantly, but all of the other stats improve greatly. Hit Points: This is the amount of damage you've taken. The more attacks your Pokemon takes, the lower HP it will have, displayed at the bottom of the screen during a battle. Of course, a Pokemon could have a high amount of HP but a low amount of damage, so any attack that it is weak against could hurt it greatly or even faint it. As your HP sinks low, you'll want to heal your Pokemon before it ends up fainting. To indicate how much HP your opponent has (you can't see their exact HP count), look at their health bar. If it's green, they have over half health left. Yellow means under half, and red means under 1/3 of their normal health. When your HP falls to the red zone, you'll hear a beeping sound.
Attack: Your attack determines how much damage you'll deal out with a PHYSICAL attack. All of these types below are physical. Normal, Bug, Ghost, Rock, Ground, Flying, Fighting, Steel, Poison If your Pokemon is one of the types above, it is essential to have a high attack stat. If you have a Pokemon that's a physical type but a low Attack, teaching them physical type moves are worthless, because they would do little damage. The damage dealt also relies on the attack's power and the opponent's defense. If a physical Pokemon has a high Attack stat, such as Slaking, by all means take advantage of it, and if used correctly, it could be known as a "Physical Sweeper" Defense: Your defense determines how much damage you take from a physical attack. Remember, having a high defense has no effect on a special type attack. The higher defense you have, the more damage you can take from a physical attack. Pokemon high in defense, such as Golem, can take almost any physical attack without fainting in one turn, and can be great for fighting non-special type Pokemon. Special Attack: This determines the amount of damage you'll deal from a SPECIAL attack. All of these types below are special. Grass, Fire, Water, Electric, Ice, Dragon, Dark, Psychic If your Pokemon is one of the types above, it is essential to have a high special attack. If you have a Pokemon that is a special type but with a low Special Attack, teaching it special moves would be worthless, because they would do little damage. Alakazam, a Pokemon with a very high Special Attack stat, can dish out the beatings if you teach it the right moves. If super effective, they will very likely result in one-hit knock outs. Also, a Pokemon with all special attacks would be known as a "Special Sweeper" Special Defense: Your Special Defense determines how much a special attack. Remember, having a high special defense physical attack. Pokemon high in Special Defense, such as several hits from special type moves before being knocked for fighting other Special type Pokemon. damage you take from has no effect on a Gardevoir, can take out, and can be great
Speed: The most important stat in the game in my opinion. Speed determines who goes first, so it's important to have a fast Pokemon or two in your roster to have a better chance at winning the fight. If your Pokemon has a higher speed than the opponent's Pokemon, your Pokemon will strike first in the battle. If you have a lower speed stat than the opponent, they will strike first. Crobat is one of the fastest Pokemon in the game, and is ensured a first strike in battles. The only exceptions would be Pokemon with a higher Speed stat, moves such as Quick Attack and Extremespeed (which attack first regardless of speed), and an item called the Quick Claw, which gives any Pokemon a slight chance of attacking first in battle, no matter what their Speed is. STATUS CONDITIONS: Many moves can inflict a status condition on Pokemon. Status conditions can affect the battle greatly and gives the non-infected Pokemon a better advantage over the effective one. Here are all the possible status conditions in the game. Poison: If a Pokemon is poisoned, they will lose 1/16 of their health every turn unless they are switched out in battle. Outside of battle, they will lose
1 HP for every 4 steps that you take unless they are cured. Cures: Antidote, Full Heal, Full Restore, Pecha Berry, Lum Berry, Lava Cookie Abilities that resist poison: Immunity Burn: If a Pokemon is burned, they will lose 1/16 of their health every turn unless they are switched out in battle. Unlike poison, they will not lose HP regardless of how many steps you take. The thing is, a burned Pokemon will have their Attack stat reduced greatly as long as they are burned. You can use this to your advantage and inflict a burn condition on Pokemon with high attack. Cures: Burn Heal, Full Restore, Full Heal, Rawst Berry, Lum Berry, Lava Cookie Abilites that resist burn: Water Veil Paralyze: Paralyzing a Pokemon is one of the best things to do in battle. When a Pokemon is paralyzed, they have a 25% chance of not attacking completely for a turn. Also, their speed will be reduced greatly, so if you paralyzed a fast Pokemon while you have a slow Pokemon, you will be almost guaranteed to attack first. Being paralyzed also decreases your chance of running away from a wild Pokemon in battle. Cures: Paralyze Heal, Full Restore, Full Heal, Lum Berry, Cheri Berry, Lava Cookie Abilities that resist paralyze: Limber Sleep: If a Pokemon is infected with sleep condition, they will be unable to attack while they are asleep for each turn. They can wake up, but the amount of turns is random and you'll need to get lucky. But once they wake up, they'll perform the attack you selected. Putting a Pokemon asleep is effective for catching them and for battling them if you think you're going to lose. Cures: Awakening, Full Restore, Full Heal, Chesto Berry, Lum Berry, Lava Cookie Abilities that resist sleep: Insomnia, Vital Spirit Freeze: If a Pokemon is frozen solid, they will be unable to attack. Each turn, they will remain frozen solid and not be able to attack. Freezing a Pokemon is also essential for capturing wild Pokemon. Just like sleeping Pokemon and waking up, a Pokemon that is frozen can defrost at anytime and attack. Back in the days of Red/Blue/Yellow, a frozen Pokemon would never be able to defrost no matter how long they remained frozen. But if you attack a frozen Pokemon with a fire attack, they will be immediately defrosted (and just when you thought fire wouldn't melt ice in the game). Cures: Ice Heal, Full Restore, Full Heal, Lum Berry, Aspear Berry, Lava Cookie Abilities that resist freeze: Magma Armor Confuse: If a Pokemon is confused, there is a 50/50 chance they will hurt themselves in confusion or will attack during the turn. Being confused is very risky since you can be knocked out very quickly if you keep getting hit in confusion. Like sleep and freeze, the Pokemon will randomly snap out of confusion at times and then attack. Being confused it probably the most annoying status condition in my opinion. A sure way to cure confusion is to switch out your Pokemon during battle. Cures: Full Restore, Full Heal, Lum Berry, Persim Berry, Lava Cookie, Yellow Flute Abilities that resist confusion: Own Tempo ---------------Trading Pokemon ---------------In order to get Pokemon you do not have or do not appear in the game, you trade for them with other friends or people in game. Traded Pokemon get an experience boost for every battle (150% boost), but there is a flaw: to control traded Pokemon, you must have the appropriate badge. For example, if you've been given
a level 100 Mewtwo to beat the game with ease, you're in for a nasty surprise when the Pokemon falls asleep on you in the middle of battle. For example, the 2nd badge (the Knuckle Badge) allows traded Pokemon level 30 and under to obey you. If you had only two badges with a traded Pokemon at level 35, its chances of obeying you will be pretty low. It could do things such as not attack completely, fall asleep, or use a different move instead. This is how the obeying system goes: Stone Badge (1st badge): Pokemon up to level 10 will obey you Knuckle Badge (2nd badge): Pokemon up to level 30 will obey you Heat Badge (4th badge): Pokemon up to level 50 will obey you Feather Badge (6th badge): Pokemon up to level 70 will obey you Rain Badge (8th badge): Any Pokemon will obey you, regardless of level Remember: Pokemon obeying you only applies for TRADED Pokemon, not Pokemon that have the same trainer ID as yours (meaning it is your Pokemon and you caught it in the wild, etc). Pokemon that are yours will listen to you no matter what level they are at and how far you are into the game. So you could raise your Mudkip to a level 75 Swampert before you get the first badge and it'll still listen to you, even if that would take forever. ----------------Evolving Pokemon ----------------Evolving Pokemon is my favorite and exciting thing in this game. When evolved, they will become a stronger, better form of their earlier stage in the family. Evolution has its pros and cons, but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. When evolving, your Pokemon will have better stats and be able to fight more. Sometimes they'll gain a lot in some stats and drop down significantly in other stats. The downside to evolving is that Pokemon will learn some of their best moves later. Also, earlier forms of Pokemon can learn moves that their later evolved forms can't by leveling up. Let's take a look at a few examples: Torchic evolves into Combusken at Level 16. But if you stop the evolution by pressing the B button, you can continue raising it to level 25, where it would learn Fire Spin. Combusken, no matter what level, cannot learn fire spin by leveling up. Torchic can also get Flamethrower at level 43, but Combusken/Blaziken need to learn Flamethrower from the TM to learn it. But would you keep Torchic for that long? When you stop the evolution, it will try to evolve the next time it goes up a level. You can still stop this by pressing B. Also, Teecko can learn Mega Drain at level cannot learn Giga Drain at all. But if you 29, Grovyle cannot learn Leaf Blade, which move. Another example of the ups and downs 26. Its evolved form, Grovyle, raise your Treecko higher than level is Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile's best of evolution.
There are several ways of which a Pokemon can evolve. 1. One way is by leveling up. If the Pokemon gets to the certain level, it will try to evolve into its next form. This is the most basic way of evolution. For example, Treecko evolves into Grovyle at level 16, and then to Sceptile at level 36. 2. Some Pokemon will evolve by using elemental stones, which are the Thunderstone, Fire Stone, Water Stone, Leaf Stone, Sun Stone, and Moon Stone. With an elemental stone, you can use it on the Pokemon at any level you want. But beware: after a Pokemon evolves with a stone, there's a good chance it will
not learn any moves by leveling up anymore. Wait until your previous Pokemon has learned all the moves you wanted on him, and then use the stone. This is a good way of getting a powerful Pokemon. 3. To get other Pokemon, you must simply trade them. The 4 Pokemon that evolve by trading are Graveler, Machoke, Kadabra, and Haunter. You can trade them at any level and they will evolve. Unlike elemental stones, traded Pokemon will still learn the same moves at the same level as their previous evolution, so there's no drawback in this. Plus you get good stat boosts, so there's no reason why you should hesitate to trade when your Pokemon can evolve by trading. 4. Other Pokemon will evolve by trade, but you'll need to have them holding certain items. One example will be having Seadra holding a Dragon Scale. When traded while holding this item, it will evolve into a very powerful Kingdra, who becomes a water/dragon type. Kingdra has awesome and balanced stats in every category and is a tough opponent to take down, so if you have a Seadra, find a Dragon Scale and trade. You won't regret it. 5. The last way to evolve a Pokemon is to level them up when their happiness is at a very high rating. To get their happiness up, you must have your Pokemon fight in battle, keep it in your roster for a long period of time throughout the game, not let it faint, leveling it up, and giving it beneficial items such as Protein and Iron. You can also get their happiness up by just walking around. To find out how happy it is, check out the lady living in the house south of the battle tent in Verdanturf Town. If she says "It adores you. It can't possibly love you any more. I even feel happy seeing it," then your Pokemon is at the highest happiness level possible and is guaranteed to evolve at the next level if it evolves by happiness. One example would be Golbat, who will evolve into Crobat if you got its happiness rating very high. =============== 5. Walkthrough =============== This section will guide you throughout the whole game, from the first step out of your house to your final triumph over the Elite Four. First, you must pick if you are a boy or a girl. Your rival will become the opposite gender. After, you give your character a name and then you start the game out by being in the back of a moving truck...what a nice mother you have. After you get out, all of the Vigoroths will help unpack and put everything in place in your house. As you get out of the truck, head into your house. If you are a boy, you will be on the left side in Littleroot Town. If you are a girl, you'll be on the right side. Enter your room and head up the stairs to get into your room. The first thing you'll want to do is press A on the clock on the wall. Set the time to whatever you want but be careful: this is the only point in the game where you can set the time. Also note that certain things happen between AM and PM time, I'll cover those later. Before leaving this house, go to your PC and press A to turn it on. Then access your PC and go to "Withdraw Item". Take out the potion, leave your room, and head out the house. Now that you're finally back inside, it's time to check out your rival's house. Simply do this by going to the opposite house in this town and go up the stairs. Walk around and you'll meet your rival. After, leave your rival's house and then the adventure will begin. -------------------------Littleroot Town/Route 101 --------------------------
Since you have met your rival, head north where you find a path leading up to Route 101. Head into it and continue north. But then you'll see something: Professor Birch is being chased by a wild Pokemon! Don't panic, because this is where you get to be his hero (by defeating a level 2 Pokemon, so feel proud). When you go up to his bag, you will be able to choose one of three Pokemon. Choose carefully, because this will be your starter and will be a big part of your team for the game to come. Here are each of the three you can choose between: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Treecko: Treecko is the grass Pokemon out of the starting three. It starts out slow, but as you progress through the game and raise him, you'll be happy you chose him in the first place. His moves are weak, but those will change in the future. It evolves into Grovyle at level 16 and Sceptile at level 36 This family is known for its high and amazing speed. Also with an above average special attack, it can OHKO (one hit knock out) nearly anything it is strong against. Its best move upon leveling up is Leaf Blade, but you won't find any other exciting moves when leveling up. You'll need to use TMs and tutors to make the best out of the grass family. Plus Treecko has a disadvantage to only two of the gyms, while it will be a very big help in the Elite Four. Strengths: Water, Ground, Rock Weaknesses: Fire, Bug, Poison, Flying, Ice +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Torchic: Torchic is the fire Pokemon, making it a pretty popular choice for newcomers to this game. It has high Special Attack and Attack ratings, but poor ratings on the defense and special defense side. With moderate speed, you can make it a powerhouse. But the thing is, when evolving into Combusken at level 16, it will become a fighting type. This is a disadvantage, because it gives it more weaknesses than fire already has. You can use it as an attacker or a special attacker. Once evolved, it has a disadvantage to 3 gyms, but if you know how to use it right, this Pokemon isn't so bad after all. Strengths: Grass, Bug, Ice, Steel Weaknesses: Water, Rock, Ground +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Mudkip: Mudkip is simply an excellent starter. Plus water is another popular pick, but this one is definitely worth it. It may lack speed but can have very powerful moves. When evolving into Marshtomp at Level 16, it becomes Ground type. This helps it more than hurts it, because it makes Marshtomp and Swampert immune to electric (which is weak too), and gives it more strengths. The only thing you have to worry about being Water/Ground is grass. A grass move can do up to 4x damage to a water/ground, and 6x if it is from a Grass Pokemon. But you can give Swampert killer moves such as Earthquake, Ice Beam, and Surf. Nasty anybody? You won't need to worry about being weak to any gym. The only exception is the third gym, unless your Mudkip has evolved by then. Strengths: Fire, Ground, Water Weaknesses: Electric, Grass -----------------------------------------------------------------------------After you choose your Pokemon, you will need to use it to help out Professor Birch. When fighting, use the attacking move against the wild Pokemon (pound for Treecko, Scratch for Torchic, and Tackle for Mudkip), and you'll defeat it in no time. After you defeat the wild Pokemon, it will run away, so follow Professor Birch back to his lab in Littleroot town. He will thank you for helping him out at Route 101 and will allow you to keep the Pokemon you chose from his bag as a token of thanks. Then he wants to you see your Rival (Brendan if a boy, May if a girl) in Route 103, which is up the path to the north. Go back to Route 101 and cut through the tall grass. If you get attacked by wild Pokemon, do your best to defeat them and get some experience points for the
road ahead. If possible, you could gain a level or two. After you get through the grass and walk around the ledges, you'll find another path. It will take you to Oldale Town, a little quiet town. -------------------------------Oldale Town/Route 103/Route 102 -------------------------------With this being the first town outside of Littleroot town and with more stuff, it's time to explain this since you'll be seeing these for the first time. Pokemon Center: In the southwest corner of this map is the Pokemon Center. Here, you can go to your PC to desposit/withdraw items and Pokemon and have the nurse inside heal your Pokemon absolutely free. Then how does she get paid if she's behind a counter all day putting Pokeballs on the machine and healing them to 100% health? You can do it as many times as you want and they won't ask for a dime. These are very essential for your long journey. Pokemon Mart: Here, you can buy items in any amount. They are cheap right now, but as you get into later parts of the game, you'll find less common and more valuable items such as Ultra Balls and Max Potions, items you'll want to stock up on. Also, you can sell items for money if they are un-needed or if you have too much of one thing. Here is a list of what the Mart in this town has: Antidote (100 dollars) Awakening (250 dollars) Paralyze Heal (200 dollars) Poke Ball (200 dollars)* Potion (300 Dollars) * means you cannot buy this item after you have gotten Pokedex from Professor Birch Even with that, there is little to do in Oldale Town. But before you get out of here, talk to the man next to the house in the southeast corner of this map. He'll give you a free Potion for talking to him! Heal your Pokemon if you need to, and then we're heading out of here. Besides getting here from route 101, there are two ways to get out of here. One way is route 102, which is blocked off at the moment (to the west). The other is route 103, which is at the north end of this town. So gear up and head north into Route 103. Cross the tall grass and continue up, where you'll find your rival in the middle of the route. Talk to your rival and (s)he will ask for a battle. Your rival's Pokemon will be your starting Pokemon's weakness Pokemon. So if you chose Treecko, your rival will have Torchic, Mudkip if you chose Torchic, and Treecko if you took Mudkip. Your rival's Pokemon will be at level 5, so if you leveled yours up on your way, you should have the better advantage. Just like you did with the wild Pokemon, keep using your attack moves to whittle down your opponent's health and since you'd have the better edge, you should win this without a problem. After you defeat your rival, you'll need to head back to Littleroot town once more. You should know where to go, just keep heading down south. Back at Littleroot town, go into Professor Birch's lab. Talk to him and he'll say that he has something for both you and your rival. He will give you both a Pokedex, which you can use to track Pokemon you've seen, caught, and to find their location and cries. Also, your rival says (s)he has something for you and will give you 5 Poke Balls to start your journey. Now leave Professor Birch's lab and get back to Oldale Down. Heal if needed and now since you have your Pokedex, you can now purchase Poke Balls at the Mart and head west out towards
route 102, which is the next direction we're going to. Route 102 is the first area where you'll have to battle trainers. If I were you, battle them. They are your best source of getting experience and money. Here is a list of the trainers found in this route: Youngster Calvin - Match Call Trainer Poochyena, Level 5 (Dark) Money: $80 Bug Catcher Rick Wurmple, Level 4 (Bug) Wurmple, Level 4 (Bug) Money: $64 Youngster Allen Zigzagoon, Level 5 (Normal) Taillow, Level 3 (Normal/Flying) Money: $48 Lass Tiana Zigzagoon, Level 4 (Normal) Shroomish, Level 4 (Grass) Money: $64 With a new route, you'll also find some wild Pokemon here in the grass. ****************************************************************************** Wurmple (Common) Zigzagoon (Uncommon Poochyena (Uncommon) Lotad (Rare) Ralts (Rare) Seedot (Rare) Few of these Pokemon are worth catching for a long-term team. Ralts is a musthave. It's an early psychic Pokemon. At Level 20 it will evolve into Kirlia and Gardevoir at Level 30. Gardevoir has an outstanding Special Attack and Special Defense stats, with average rankings everywhere else. Ralts will have weak stats, so don't let it fight anything too strong if you're going to catch it. Lotad is also a good Pokemon to catch. After evolving it into Lombre at level 14, use a Water Stone to evolve it into Ludicolo, a Grass/Water Pokemon with no special weaknesses and a high Special Defense. Only take him if Torchic is your starter, since you won't want another grass/water Pokemon on your team. ******************************************************************************* Keep heading west, battling through the trainers and getting through the wild grass. Halfway along the route, you'll find an Oran Berry and a Pecha Berry. You can pick up 2 of each and then plant one of each in the soil so they can grow back and allow you to pick up new berries. As you head west, a Potion will be below a ledge near the end of the route. Pick it up before continuing into Petalburg City, where your dad is currently living. ----------------------------------------Petalburg City/Route 104/Petalburg Woods ----------------------------------------PokeMart Item Listing: Antidote: $100 Awakening: $250
Escape Rope: $550 Great Ball: $600* Orange Mail: $50 Paralyze Heal: $200 Poke Ball: $200 Potion: $350 Super Potion: $700* X Attack: $500 X Defend: $550 X Speed: $350 * means you can only buy these items after getting the first four gym badges. As you enter Petalburg City, go in the Pokemon Center right next to you and heal if you have to. Now continue out west and you'll find a gym, where you battle the gym leader and earn a badge. Continue west and you'll be interrupted by a man. You will be taken to the gym where you will find your father. He'll check out your new Pokemon. He is the gym leader, but he'll say that you'll need to raise your Pokemon because right now, he is way too strong for you. After, a kid named Wally enters the room. Now you will have to help him out by catching a Pokemon in the wild. Your dad helps out by giving him a Zigzagoon. Now he will catch his Pokemon out in route 102. He will catch a wild Ralts (and how does he always find it on first try?) and then go back to the gym and give Zigzagoon back to Norman. After your dad is done talking to you, leave the gym, and you'll meet another man in sunglasses saying he is looking for talented trainers in Hoenn. After he leaves, continue out west and you'll find a path leading to route 104. ---------ROUTE 104 ---------Route 104 trainers: Youngster Billy Zigzagoon, Level 5 (Normal) Seedot, Level 7 (Grass) Money: $112 Fisherman Darian Magikarp, Level.9 (Water) Money: $360 Lady Cindy - Match Call Trainer Zigzagoon, Level 7 (Normal) Money: $1400 Here is the list of Pokemon found in route 104 ******************************************************************************* Poochyena (Common) Wurmple (Common) Marill (Common) Wingull (Uncommon) Taillow (Uncommon) We've got a few new faces here. Marill is a horrible Pokemon with horrible stats, even when evolving into Azumarill. Do what I did and use it as an HM Slave for Waterfall, Dive, and Rock Smash. Taillow evolves into Swellow, a Pokemon with good speed and attack, but not so good on the defense side. But overall, Taillow/Swellow are decent flying Pokemon. Wingull is another flying
Pokemon, but when evolving into Pelipper, it lowering its speed and giving it several other weaknesses. I'd stay away from Pelipper, but Taillow is a good choice for now. ******************************************************************************* As you enter route 104, head north and west, through the wild grass. You'll find a lone house by the water and next to a dock, but let it be for now. To the north of the cottage is a path. Follow it into an opening and you'll be inside the Petalburg Woods. ---------------PETALBURG WOODS ---------------Trainers found in the Petalburg Woods: Bug Catcher Lyle Wurmple, Level 3 Wurmple, Level 3 Wurmple, Level 3 Wurmple, Level 3 Money: $48 (Bug) (Bug) (Bug) (Bug)
Bug Catcher James - Match Call Trainer Nincada, Level 6 (Bug/Ground) Nincada, Level 6 (Bug/Ground) Money: $96 Pokemon found in Petalburg Woods: ****************************************************************************** Poochyena (Common) Wurmple (Common) Shroomish (Uncommon) Silcoon (Uncommon) Cascoon (Uncommon) Taillow (Rare) Slakoth (Rare) Most of these Pokemon are repeats found in previous routes. Silcoon and Cascoon are just the evolved forms of Wurmple, but they're still horrible. Both evolve into Beautifly and Dustox respectively at Level 10, but either way, they turn how to be bad bug Pokemon. Slakoth is a Pokemon worth nothing. It has a massive Attack stat but its special trait only allows it to attack every other turn, giving the opponent an advantage. Slakoth is up to you, but it becomes even better when evolving into Vigoroth and Slaking. Shroomish is an ok grass Pokemon and becomes part Fighting when evolved into Breloom, but it's a Pokemon I wouldn't have on my final roster. ******************************************************************************* Once inside the woods, cut through the grass to your northwest. Get the Paralyze Heal from the grass and continue east until you pass another grass patch. Then head north of this grass where you'll be introduced to Team Aqua. They are stealing the Devon Goods from the researcher in the woods. After, the researcher will get on your side and ask you to get rid of the Grunt. His level 9 Poochyena shouldn't be a problem, so dispose of it. He'll give you $180 for beating him. The researcher will reward you with your first Great Ball, which is better at catching Pokemon than a Poke Ball. Since you're still very early in the game, I'd save it until you find either a rare Pokemon or one that's hard to catch. Continue west and you'll get to two split grass patches. There is an Ether in one of them, so pick it out. Head up north and you'll find an
opening leading back out to Route 104, so go through it to get the fresh air. ---------ROUTE 104 ---------Ah, fresh air! Before going out to battle the trainers, let's do a couple of things first. Talk to the man right to your left and he'll give you TM09, which is Bullet Seed. It's a weak grass attack that attacks the Pokemon 2-5 times each turn, but does little damage. If you have Treecko as a starter, I would take Bullet Seed over Absorb, however. To the left of the man is an Oran Berry and a Cheri Berry. Do what I do and plant one of each back in the garden. North of where you are is a garden house. Enter it. Talk to the girl in the back for a Wailmer Pail, an item used to water the berries. Funny how it has unlimited water, even when you don't fill it. You can use this to water the berries you planted outside as a start. Another girl in this shop will give you a berry a day. One other is selling plants for your secret base, but you can't make one yet. Plus you can't buy items here until you have 3 badges. Now we can leave and get to the real action on the other side of the route. Back outside, head east where you'll find the trainers. Here they are: Rich Boy Winston - Match Call Trainer Zigzagoon, Level 9 (Normal) Money: $1400 Lass Haley - Match Call Trainer Lotad, Level 6 (Water/Grass) Shroomish, Level 6 (Grass) Money: $96 Twins Gia and Mia Lotad, Level 6 (Water/Grass) Seedot, Level 6 (Grass) Money: $144 This is your first 2 on 2 Pokemon on your team. You have both of yours attack Just keep type advantages Fisherman Ivan Magikarp, Level 5 (Water) Magikarp, Level 5 (Water) Magikarp, Level 7 (Water) Money: $280 After heading east, cross the bridge where you'll find the twin trainers and after the bridge is the fisherman to your right. Next to the fisherman is an old lady. Talk to her for a Chesto Berry. Also next to you is a Cheri Berry and a Leppa Berry planted. Take them out if you want to, and then head out north into Rustboro City. -------------Rustboro City -------------Pokemart Item Listing: Antidote: $100 Escape Rope: $550 battle. They will not fight if you have less than two send out two Pokemon and they send out two. You can one of their Pokemon or have one Pokemon go for both. and disadvantages in mind.
Paralyze Heal: $200 Poke Ball: $200 Potion: $300 Repeat Ball: $1,000* Repel: $350 Super Potion: $700 Timer Ball: $1,000* X Attack: $500 X Defend: $500 X Speed: $350 * means these two Poke balls won't show up in the Pokemart until you get to the Rusturf Tunnel. May seem pricey at this point of the game, but they are useful. With Repeat Balls, you have a better chance of catching wild Pokemon you've captured before. Timer Balls become more and more effective as the battle with the wild Pokemon increases (not in time, but the amount of turns you've gone through) Ah, so many things to do in this city, but where to start? As soon as you enter this city, follow the path north to the Pokemart. Then continue north until you get to the Pokemon Center, which is right above the Pokemart. You'll most likely need to heal because of going through route 104 and the Petalburg Woods. As soon as you get out of the Pokemon Center, enter the house to the left of it. Talk to the man inside the house and he'll give you HM01, (Cut), the first HM you'll get in the game. You can use it to cut down bushes and even wild grass! You can teach it to a Pokemon right now, because it has a power of 50 and it slightly stronger than Tackle/Pound/Scratch. You can use it as an attack whenever you want, but to be able to cut down trees and use it outside of battle, you'll need to defeat the gym leader in this city. Also, you can use an HM as many times as you want, unlike TMs, which can only be used once. So if I were you, I'd teach it to a Pokemon with weak moves. Aside from that little lesson, go back to the Pokemon Center and head east where you will get to a fountain. Right above that fountain is a building, so enter it. This is the Pokemon Trainer's School. On the board, you can read about each status condition and go through other people's notebook. But there is one important thing here: talk to the teacher and he will walk up the aisle first. After, he'll talk to you and give you a Quick Claw. This valuable item can be held by any Pokemon in your party. What it does is increases the chance of striking first in the battle. The best way to make use of this item is to give it to a very slow Pokemon who has a low speed stat. Maybe you'll get lucky and your slow Pokemon will strike first. Now leave the school and head up north through the city. As you continue north, you'll find the Pokemon gym. You can enter it now, but there's something else you can do in this city. In the house to the right of the gym, you can trade your Ralts for a Seedot nicknamed Dots holding a Chesto Berry. This is not mandatory, but the choice is yours if you want to make a trade. Enter the gym now. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POKEMON GYM - Battle Roxanne for the Stone Badge Gym's Pokemon Type: Rock Best types against Rock: Ground, Grass, Fighting, Water, Steel Not Recommended: Electric, Bug, Poison, Flying, Fire Your first gym is pretty easy. Just get the type advantage over the gym leader and you'll be all set. There are 3 trainers in here. One is right near you at the entrance, the other two are near Roxanne. If you don't know what you are doing, you could walk in between them and get into a double battle. If you only have 1 Pokemon, 1 trainer will battle you and then the other will walk up to you after the first battle to battle you. Here are the 3 trainers in the gym:
Youngster Josh Geodude, Level 10 (Rock/Ground) Money: $160 Youngster Tommy Geodude, Level 8 (Rock/Ground) Geodude, Level 8 (Rock/Ground) Money: $128 Hiker Marc Geodude, Level 8 (Rock/Ground) Geodude, Level 8 (Rock/Ground) Money: $300 After you get through the trainers, just go through the twisted paths to get to the other side of the gym. If you need to, go back to the Pokemon Center to heal up, save in front of Roxanne, and then talk to her to battle her. Gym Leader Roxanne Geodude, Level 12 (Rock/Ground) Geodude, Level 12 (Rock/Ground) Nosepass, Level 12 (Rock) Easy battle here if you chose Treecko or Mudkip as a starter. Since Geodude is both rock and ground, it will take 4x damage from a water/grass attack (or 6x if used from a water/grass Pokemon), and it will go down in most likely 1 hit. If you chose Torchic for a starter, you'll have a bit of a problem, since Fire is weak to Rock. An alternative to Treecko/Mudkip would be Lotad. It learns the grass-type Absorb at level 7, which is very effective against rock and ground Pokemon. If needed, capture one out in route 102 and raise it up to level 12 or even higher. While the two Geodudes are easy, Nosepass is a bit of a problem. Being just rock, it will only get 2x the damage from a water/grass attack. Also, its defense is very high and its Special Defense is right up there too. But it has a very low Attack and HP, so you don't need to worry about it. Just keep the type advantage in mind, give it all you got and it'll eventually go down. Still, water/grass is recommended for Nosepass. After you have defeated Roxanne, she will give you the Stone Badge and TM 39, Rock Tomb. It is an attack that lowers the opponent's speed when it hits and causes a good amount of damage. With the Stone Badge, you can use HM01, Cut outside of battle without a problem. You'll need it for the upcoming events. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on earning your first gym badge! But all isn't peace and quiet. Upon exiting the gym, you'll see some guy in red hair running after a Team Aqua Member. Remember these two from the Petalburg Woods? Well here they are again. Follow them by heading north until you get to the end of the gray path. Then continue following the path east where you'll find the person who works at Devon Corporations. He'll explain to you that Team Aqua once again stole his goods, so you'll need to continue east onto Route 116. --------------------------------Route 116 and the Rusturf Tunnel --------------------------------With a new route comes new Pokemon. Here is the Pokemon list for this route:
******************************************************************************* Poochyena (Common) Whismur (Common) Nincada (Common) Taillow (Common) Abra (Uncommon) Skitty (Very Rare) The new faces here are average-above average. If you want a Whishmur, don't worry about one here, because you'll always find them 100% of the time in the Rusturf Tunnel. Nincada is a bug type Pokemon that when at level 20, it splits off into two Pokemon: Ninjask and Shedinja. Ninjask is a very fast Pokemon while Shedinja will always have 1HP no matter what level. This is because of Wonder Guard, which means it can only be struck by moves it is weak against (being Bug and Ghost, you have Fire, Rock, Flying, Dark, and Ghost). Skitty is a Pokemon that evolves into Delcatty with a Moon Stone. Even with the evolution its stats are balanced but just merely average. Abra on the other hand, is an excellent Psychic Pokemon and is a good alternative to Ralts. He may only know teleport, but if you raise him up to level 16, it'll evolve into Kadabra and get Confusion, and then you can trade him at any time to evolve him into Alakazam, which has an awesome speed and a very high special attack stat. Just watch out for the very low defense, for a physical attack could knock it out in one hit or put its health in the low red. ******************************************************************************* Route 116 trainers: Bug Catcher Jose Wurmple, Level 8 (Bug) Nincada, Level 8 (Bug/Ground) Money: $128 School Kid Karen - Match Call Trainer Shroomish, Level 9 (Grass) Money: $180 Youngster Johonson Shroomish, Level 8 (Grass) Lotad, Level 8 (Water/Grass) Money: $128
\______ This will be a double battle that is Hiker Devan / unavoidable Geodude, Level 8 (Rock/Ground) / Geodude, Level 8 (Rock/Ground) / Money: $320 Hiker Clark Geodude, Level 9 (Rock/Ground) Money: $320 School Kid Jerry - Match Call Trainer Ralts, Level 9 (Psychic) Money: $180 Lass Janice Marill, Level 9 (Water) Money: $144 Youngster Joey Machop, Level 9 (Fighting) Janice and Jerry is also an unavoidable double battle
Money: Start this route out by heading east through the grass patches. You'll need to stay on the south half of the route, mainly because of the ledges blocking the northern half. Keep heading east and you'll get to a house. From there, head right and you'll find a cave opening leading to Rusturf Tunnel. The guy standing near the entrance lost his Peeko (his nickname for a Wingull) and the guy who stole it is part of Team Aqua, the same person who stole the Devon Goods. Time to bail both the worker and the old man out by defeating the Team Aqua member. Let's head into the Rusturf Tunnel. In here, head north up two sections of steps and you'll get to a Poke Ball, so pick it up. For Pokemon, the only thing you'll find here are Whismur, a Pokemon that evolves into Loudred and Exploud, who have high HP and Attack, but poor stats overall. Now head down the stairs and then head east to confront the Team Aqua member. Team Aqua Grunt Poochyena, Level 11 (Dark) Money: $200 It's only 1 Pokemon and it shouldn't be too hard to deal with him. After you defeat the Team Aqua grunt, Mr. Briney will take his Wingull back and gives back the Devon Goods as well. Once you have all this settled, leave the cave and backtrack back to Rustboro City, avoiding all the Pokemon and battling any remaining trainers you haven't defeated. Once you're back into Rustboro City, the Devon Staff member will give you a Great Ball and then take you up to the Devon Corporation building to see the president. Looks like they want more out of you right after you just saved them from Team Aqua. He gives you the goods to deliver them to Captain Stern up in Slateport City, but that's a bit out of our reach right now. Also, he wants you to take a letter and deliver it to a rock collector Steven, who is sitting in the Granite Cave at the moment near Dewford Town, which is our next destination. He'll at least reward you by giving you a Pokenav, a little tool with a bunch of neat features such as the Hoenn Map, Conditions of Pokemon (contest conditions, that is) and even Ribbons you've earned. Upon leaving the building, a scientist will come out at the last second and upgrade your Pokenav with the neatest feature yet, the Match Call. The Devon President is added to your Pokenav and he calls you to test out the Match Call. You can use it to have rematches with trainers and gym leaders, but you will not have any rematches until you have your 5th badge. You'll know a trainer/gym leader wants a rematch when there is an envelope icon next to their name in the Match Call list. Now that we've settled this, head down south where you'll see your rival outside the Pokemon Center. Before battling May/Brendan, head into the Pokemon Center and heal up. (S)he'll ask if you want a battle, so say yes, where (s)he'll add you to her Pokenav. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------BATTLE: BRENDAN/MAY If you chose Treecko as starter: Lotad, Level 13 (Water/Grass) Torchic, Level 15 (Fire) Easy battle right here. Since Lotad is water and grass, it has no special weaknesses. A flying type like Wingull or Taillow should get the job done and maybe a Lotad or Marill of your own will take care of Torchic. If you chose Torchic as starter:
Slugma, Level 13 (Fire) Mudkip, Level 15 (Water) Slugma is a piece of cake. It has a very slow speed, a poor attack, and a below average defense. Take advantage of the low speed and get rid of it with easy. Even if you don't a water type with you, it shouldn't be a problem. For Mudkip, just use whatever you have to take it down or use a Grass Pokemon for the win. If you chose Mudkip as starter: Wingull, Level 13 (Water/Flying) Treecko, Level 15 (Grass) Since you can't get a rock or electric Pokemon up to this point of the game, just take out Wingull with your best moves that you have. Again, it shouldn't be hard. Treecko isn't so bad either. A flying Pokemon can dispose of it easily since Treecko has below normal defense. Money: $900 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------With the rival battle out of the way, it's time to get out of Rustboro City and come back later in the game. Our next stop is Dewford Town, an island overseas, but since we can't have our Pokemon surf at the moment, we'll need some type of other help. --------------------------------------------------Back to Route 104 and sailing down to Dewford Town --------------------------------------------------So, all of our routes are blocked off, so what do we do? Don't worry. First we need to head south into Route 104 and then back into the Petalburg Woods. But since we have HM01, Cut, we can access a new path in the Petalburg Woods. When you get into the Petalburg Woods, head south until you get down to a ledge. To the right of you is a bush you can cut down. Cut it down and then head east until you find a lady. Talk to her and she'll give you a Miracle Seed. When held onto by a Pokemon, it boosts their grass moves by 10%. I recommend giving this to Treecko or any other grass Pokemon you may have, since Absorb is a pretty weak attack at the moment and it could make a small difference. Apart from that, head south and get out of the Petalburg Woods, where you'll be on the other side of Route 104. Remember that cottage out by the sea with the dock and ship? Enter the house and you'll find Mr. Briney. Talk to him and he'll offer you a trip down to Dewford Town. Say yes and you'll get to rid on his ship down the water. You'll be skipping a bunch of trainers that are swimming, but when you get Surf and stronger Pokemon, you can go back and battle them for extra EXP. When you arrive in Dewford Town, the Pokemon Center will be to your west. Heal up if needed and then we have a little bit to do here in this town. Surprisingly, there is no Mart here, so with no Mart, there's no list. Near the dock is a fisherman. Talk to him and say yes to his question. He'll give you an Old Rod, a Rod used for fishing in the water. To fish an Emerald, cast your rod out in the water and you'll see a line of dots. When you hear "Oh! A bite!", press A quickly before the bite gets away. Keep hitting A every time you get a bite and eventually you'll get the Pokemon. With an Old Rod, you'll get a ton of Magikarp by fishing. It is a very weak Pokemon that has nothing but Splash and Tackle, but if raised to level 20, it will evolve into a very strong Gyrados, a Water/Flying Pokemon worth having. Catch a Magikarp and raise it up to a Gyrados if you have no other good Water Pokemon.
Other things you can do in Dewford Town is go to the house to the right of the Pokemon Center. A guy in there will give you a Silk Scarf, an item that powers up Normal type moves when held. Use it to boost up your current normal moves like Cut/Tackle if you have nothing else to give to your Pokemon. To the north of the Pokemon Center is some weird house with a trendy phrase. You can talk to one of the people to change the phrase. It may look like it does nothing, but it changes the 6 random tiles that Feebas appears in at route 119. Out of 400+ tiles in the water, it only appears in 6, so have fun searhing there. Also, a kid in there will give you TM36, Sludge Bomb, pretty much the best poison move in the game. Now, one thing remains in Dewford City: the gym. Being south of the Pokemon Center, let's go there. Or if your Pokemon are too weak, skip my coverage for the gym and head up north to battle trainers near the Granite Cave and wild Pokemon in the Granite Cave if needed. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POKEMON GYM - Battle Brawly for the Knuckle Badge Gym's Pokemon Type: Fighting Best Types against Fighting: Flying, Psychic Not Recommended: Normal, Rock, Ice, Steel, Dark Brawly's gym is a little different than Roxanne's. The twisted paths are still there, but it's very dark. The only way to decrease the darkness is to defeat more and more trainers in this gym. Here is the trainer list for the gym: Battle Girl Laura Meditite, Level 13 (Psychic/Fighting) Money: $312 Battle Girl Lilith Meditite, Level 13 (Psychic/Fighting) Money: $312 Sailor Brendan Machop, Level 13 (Fighting) Money: $416 Black Belt Takao Machop, Level 13 (Fighting) Money: $416 Black Melt Cristian Makuhita, Level 13 (Fighting) Money: $416 Battle Girl Jocelyn Meditite, Level 13 (Psychic/Fighting) Money: $312 To get to the first trainer, start out by heading north until you hit a wall. Then continue east where you should find an opening to your south. One trainer should spot you. Battle the trainer and win so the area becomes slightly brighter. Now head through the north opening where you'll find an opening to your right. Go through it and follow the pathway until you find two trainers for a double battle. Win the double battle for a better increased brightness, and then go back to the opening. Now from here, head north and you'll get to two split paths. Take the one on the right and continue north. You'll find two openings to your left. In the lower one is a trainer, so defeat the trainer for \ \ \_____unavoidable double battle / / /
more brightness. Now from here, head north and east. Defeat the remaining trainer and then go all the way west to the northwest part of the gym. Your final trainer, the leader, stands on his little throne. If needed, go back and heal, because a tough battle is coming right at you. Gym Leader Brawly Machop, Level 16 (Fighting) Meditite, Level 16 (Fighting) Makuhita, Level 19 (Fighting) Any starter should help you out here, since none of them have an advantage or disadvantage. For Machop, bring in a flying Pokemon like Wingull or Taillow (or if you raised it to a Swellow, then go for it). A Wing Attack or two should do the job for Machop. If you don't have a flyer, use a psychic such as Kadabra (or if you traded it for Alakazam) or Ralts. A few confusions can get the job does as well. Meditite on the other hand, can be a pain in the ass. Being part psychic, it eliminates fighting's weakness to psychic. Use a flying type to get rid of Meditite. If not, use your starter to attack (it should be evolved into its 2nd form by now, if not, it should be close). Every turn, Meditite will charge up for a Focus Punch that can knock you out in one hit. But if you attack Meditite while it charges for a Focus Punch, it loses its focus and is unable to attack. If you keep doing that, you'll eventually triumph. Your last target should be Makuhita. A Psychic with Confusion or a Flyer with Wing Attack greatly helps, but you have to watch out for its moves. It has Reversal, which deals out the same amount of HP that Makuhita lost. So if it has little health left, it'll use Reversal and pretty much knock you out. Vital Throw also is a strong fighting move that won't miss, so keep your eyes out for that. If you can't beat Brawly, go raise your Pokemon in the Granite Cave by fighting the wild Pokemon, since there are a handful there that can give you a few levels. Once you beat Brawly, you get the Knuckle Badge. With the Knuckle Badge, traded Pokemon up to level 30 will obey you, plus you'll have the ability to use Flash outside of battle. Now leave the gym. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With or without beating the gym, head up to the northernmost part of this island where you'll get to Route 106, a small route with only two trainers to battle. ------------------------------Route 106 and the Granite Cave ------------------------------There are only two trainers and a cave opening here. The two trainers are: Fisherman Ned Tentacool, Level 11 (Water/Psychic) Money: $440 Fisherman Elliot Magikarp, Level 10 Magikarp, Level 10 Tentacool, Level 7 Money: $400 Match Call Trainer (Water) (Water) (Water/Poison)
Continue out west until you find an opening leading to a cave. Head into the opening and you'll be in the granite cave. As soon as you enter the cave, talk to the man near the entrance for HM05, Flash. It is a move which lowers the opponent's accuracy in battle if it hits, so it's not worth using. The floor you're on may be bright right now, but as you head into other areas of the Granite Cave, the area becomes darker, so you'll need Flash. But to use it out of battle, you'll need to get the Knuckle Badge from Brawly back out in Dewford Town. Still, it's possible to get through without flash, but it's a lot more difficult. Teach it to a Pokemon like Abra. If you don't have a Pokemon that can't learn Flash, catch an Abra here and use that as your Flash slave. And if you want to know, I'll always have the Pokemon list for you. ******************************************************************************* GRANITE CAVE POKEMON FLOOR 1 Makuhita Zubat Abra Geodude FLOOR B1 Zubat Aron Abra Makuhita Sableye FLOOR B2 Zubat Aron Sableye Abra (Very Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Common) (Common) (Common) (Uncommon)
You can use Rock Smash to find these Pokemon: Geodude (Very Common) Nosepass (Common) STEVEN'S Makuhita Zubat Abra Aron ROOM (Very Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Uncommon)
Yeah, we have a couple of new faces here. If you didn't get a chance to catch Abra on route 116, you can do so now. Makuhita is a weak fighting Pokemon for now, but when evolved into Hariyama, it gets a ton of HP and a massive amount of Attack, so it can obliterate anything it has a type advantage against. Your call if you want him. Zubat is an annoying little sucker that is overused for trainers in the game and found a lot in caves. It will evolve into Golbat and get better stats, but once Golbat's happiness level is high enough, it will evolve into a third form, Crobat. It has an amazing amount of speed, much improved stats, and can be useful for later in the game. Unlike Zubat and Golbat, it can learn Fly too. Me, I'd keep away from it because of the low defense. Geodude is one of my favorites I like to have in my roster. Being rock and
ground, it has several resistances and will be useful for pretty much the remainder in the game. A good amount of HP, high Attack and Defense, but very low Special Defense and Speed stats, so I would not send this out against a grass or water Pokemon by any means. It may be at a low level now, but raise it up to a Graveler and then trade it so it evolves into Golem. It will become a great Pokemon for your roster that will be able to take down annoying Pokemon without taking too much damage, as long as you're facing a physical type. Aron is a Rock/Steel Pokemon that some people prefer over Geodude. It will evolve twice, first into Lairon and then Aggron. This family has a very high Attack and Defense as well, but with a horrible Speed, but it can take out a lot of Pokemon as well if you know how to use it. I'd add Geodude or Aron to your team right now. ******************************************************************************* Now, continue west after you teach a Pokemon Flash and you'll come to a ladder. Go down the ladder and all of a sudden the room you're in is very dark. Don't worry, we can fix that with a nice flash! Ah, much better. Continue north and you'll find this little sand slope. You can't climb up it yet because you don't have a Mach Bike. It takes you to another part of the cave where you get items. Now head into the opening to your south. At the end is a Poke Ball, so pick it up. Go back north and continue to head east until you get to another ladder, so climb the ladder. In this room, go west to the other side of the room where you'll find a higher ledge. Use the stairs near the end of this area to get onto the higher ledge. Up here, go all the way east and you'll find a ladder, so head up it. Next to you will be another ladder, so take this ladder. From here, just go all the way south and west and you'll get to another ladder. Take it and you'll be in a small room with a person, and that's Steven! Give him the letter and he'll give you TM47, Steel Wing in return. It's a great Steel move that should be taught on a flying Pokemon that you're going to use for the whole game. He'll also register his name on your Pokenav. Don't worry, you and Steven will meet up again. Now, just backtrack all of yours steps to get out of the Granite Cave. ------------------------To Slateport and Beyond! ------------------------Whew, happy to get out of that cave after running into all of those wild Pokemon? Well, since you're back in route 106, go back to Dewford Town. Remember how Mr. Briney got you here by a boat? Go back to the dock near the gym and ask Mr. Briney for a ride to Slateport City. To get to Slateport, you need to give the letter to Steven if you haven't done so. When you select Slateport City, Mr. Briney will give you a ride across another body of water filled with trainers. They're probably stronger than the ones you have right now, plus you'll need Surf to get to the trainers. Instead of sailing to a dock, you'll stop on the beach this time, and surprisingly this is route 109. When you first enter this route, you'll see two tubers in front of you. If you talk to them, they'll give you the Soft Sand, which boosts ground moves by 10% if a Pokemon is holding this item. No wild Pokemon around here, but there are plenty of sneaky trainers that are hiding under the umbrellas and such. Let's battle them before we get into Slateport, shall we? Sailor Huey Wingull, Level 12 (Water/Flying) Machop, Level 12 (Fighting) Money: $384 Sailor Edmond
Wingull, Level 13 (Water/Flying) Money: $416 Tuber Hailey Marill, Level 13 (Water) Money: $52 Tuber Rickey Zigzagoon, Level 13 (Normal) Money: $52 Also, watch out for the trainers that will get you out of nowhere from under the umbrellas, so be prepared. Go up north and you'll find the entrance to Slateport City. But while you're on the beach, enter the house you'll find in there. Talk to the person who owns this place. There are three trainers in this room. If you can beat all three, the man that owns this place will give you 6 free Soda pops, which are very good items to heal your Pokemon by 60HP, which is a very good amount for this part of the game. Just use them when you really need to. Here are the three trainers you'll fight in this room: Tuber Simon: Azurill, Level 12 (Normal) Marill, Level 12 (Water) Money: $46 Beauty Johanna Goldeen, Level 13 Money: $1040 Sailor Dwayne Wingull, Level 11 (Water/Flying) Machop, Level 11 (Fighting) Tentacool, Level 11 (Water/Poison) After you beat all three trainers, talk to Mr. Sea for the 6 free Soda Pops he owes you. Now leave this area and go back onto the beach. From here, continue north to Slateport City. --------------Slateport City --------------Pokemart Item Listing: Antidote: $100 Escape Rope: $550 Great Ball: $600 Harbor Mail: $50 Paralyze Heal: $200 Poke Ball: $200 Potion: $300 Repel: $350 Super Potion: $700 Be sure to buy a Harbor Mail, because you'll need it later. Also, there are plenty of shops in the southwest part of the town, where you find all the blue roofs. SHOP A (northwest most people)
A Note Mat: $500 B Note Mat: $500 Blue Balloon: $500 Blue Brick: $500 C High Note Mat: $500 D Low Note Mat: $500 D Note Mat: $500 E Note Mat: $500 F Note Mat: $500 G Note Mat: $500 Red Balloon: $500 Red Brick: $500 Yellow Balloon: $500 Yellow Brick: $500 Note: This shop will only open once you get TM 43: Secret Power. The items sold here are for your secret base and will be sent to your secret base PC. After visiting the Shop A area, talk to the woman to the right of Shop A. She'll give you the Powder Jar, which can be used to make items when playing the Berry Crush game with another friend. SHOP B (just below SHOP A) Calcium: $9,800 Carbos: $9,800 HP Up: $9,800 Iron: $9,800 Protein: $9,800 Zinc: $9,800 All of the above items will enhance your Pokemon's stats permanently. After defeating the Elite Four, be sure to check any TV once in a while. Sometimes, these items will be for sail at half price! SHOP C (northeast of SHOP B) TM10: Hidden Power: $3,000 TM43: Secret Power $3,000 Note that Hidden Power will not become available until you get it later on in the game. SHOP D (south of SHOP B) Azurill Doll: $3,000 Marill Doll: $3,000 Skitty Doll: $3,000 Just like SHOP A, these are for your secret base as decorations. So buy them if you want. Now that I got the shops out of the way, back to the walkthrough. As soon as you enter Slateport City, go all the way up north and you'll get to the Pokemon Center. Heal your Pokemon if you need do and then head south. You'll find the museum , but there is a big house south of the museum. Enter this house. Inside, talk to Captain Stern's friend. He'll tell you to deliver the Devon Goods to hi, but he doesn't know where he is right now. After you talk to him, leave this house. Now head back north up to the museum and enter it. In here, pay $50 to look around. Talk to the Team Aqua member near the entrance. This will be the person you fought in the Petalburg Woods back in the beginning of the game. He'll forgive you by giving you TM46: Theif, a weak but good move you
can use to steal items from Wild Pokemon. Check out the stuff in this room if you want, otherwise head upstairs to the 2nd floor. Hey look, there's Captain Stern! Ah, we can finally give him the goods, but Team Aqua is there to throw a monkey wrench into your plans. Time to fight them and show them who is the better trainer. Team Aqua Grunt Carvanha, Level 15 (Water/Dark) Money: $300 After you beat this trainer, you'll go on to fight one more trainer. Team Aqua Grunt Zubat, Level 14 (Poison/Flying) Carvanha, Level 14 (Water/Dark) Money: $280 After these two have been defeated, their leader, Archie, will come up here and start talking. Now you can give the goods to Captain Stern who will heal your Pokemon for free and then get out of Slateport City for the time being. When you leave the museum, you'll find that same sunglasses person from Petalburg City. He'll introduce himself as Scott and then register himself on your Pokenav. After you talk to him, head all the way up north to get out of this city. -----------------------------------------------Route 110 and the Cycling Road...which to take? -----------------------------------------------******************************************************************************* ROUTE 110 POKEMON Poochyena Electrike Gulpin Minun Oddish Wingull Plusle (Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Very Rare)
A handful of new Pokemon here. Unfortunately, none of them are really that good. Electrike is a bad electric Pokemon who evolves into Manectric at level 26. Although they got a good special attack and decent speed, their special defense is terrible, so any special attack could knock them out. Gulpin is a poison type Pokemon who evolves into Swalot, but doesn't get that much better. Their stats are average but they can learn Sludge Bomb, a nasty poison attack. Oddish is a Pokemon you may want if you need a grass Pokemon and if Treecko is not your starter. After evolving it into Gloom, you can use a Leaf Stone to evolve it into Vileplume OR use a sun stone to get it into a Bellosom. Both are great Pokemon, and if used with great movesets, they could become a favorite in your team. For Minun and Plusle, don't bother getting them. As rare as Plusle is in this route, finding it is not worth it. Both look like little Pikachus if you ask me. They are weak, but if used in a double battle, you need both for the power of one electric Pokemon (their abilities, plus and minus multiply their special attack by 1.5 if both of these are used in a team battle), but with mediocre stats elsewhere, getting them is not worth it. *******************************************************************************
Route 110 trainer list: Pokefan Isabel Plusle, Level 14 (Electric)\ Minun, Level 14 (Electric) \ \This will be a team battle automatically, Pokefan Kaleb /giving you $2240 Plusle, Level 14 (Electric) / Minun, Level 14 (Electric) / Collector Edwin - Match Call Trainer Nuzleef, Level 14 (Grass) \ Lombre, Level 14 (Water/Grass) \ \Walk In the middle of these for a team Guitarist Joseph /battle, giving you $1288 Electrike, Level 14 (Electric) / Voltorb, Level 14 (Electric) / Psychic Edward \ Abra, Level 15 (Psychic) \You can walk in the middle of these two for a team /battle, giving you $960 Triathlete Alyssa / Magnemite, Level 15 (Electric/Steel) Fisherman Dale Tentacool, Level 11 (Psychic/Poison) Tentacool, Level 11 (Psychic/Poison) Wailmer, Level 14 (Water) Wailmer, Level 14 (Water) As soon as you step into Route 110, you'll find Professor Birch if you head up a bit north. He's wondering where your rival went (Brendan/May) and then register himself onto your Pokenav. After this, continue up north. If you didn't deliver the goods to Captain Stern at the Slateport Museum, you'll find the path blocked off by Team Aqua members. If they're there, go back and clear the Slateport Museum. Now as you head north, you'll come to a path leading to route 103 and one leading east. Take the eastern path. This is simple, just follow the path and you'll encounter your rival, Brendan/May. Time for a battle. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------BATTLE: BRENDAN/MAY If you chose Treecko as a starter: Wingull, Level 18 (Water/Flying) Lombre, Level 18 (Water/Flying) Combusken, Level 20 (Fire/Fighting) This starts to get a little tricky. With Wingull being water and flying, your best bet is electric. Otherwise, use the rock type Geodude or Graveler on Wingull, since it is just as good. Lombre, on the other hand, has no special weaknesses. Mow him down with flying type attacks. Poison works just as great as well. Then you have Combusken. If you have a Flying type with you, use it on him, because Fighting has a weakness to flying. You can also use psychic if you have a Ralts or an Abra. Water does the trick too, such as Lotad or Lombre. If you chose Torchic as a starter: Lombre, Level 18 (Water/Grass)
Slugma, Level 18 (Fire) Marshtomp, Level 20 (Water/Ground) Easy battle here. All Lombre needs is a flying type or poison type to be disposed of quickly. Otherwise, give it all you got on the water and grass type. Slugma is seriously a joke. His speed is so slow you shouldn't even have to worry. All you need is water, rock, or ground and you will defeat him with flying colors. On Marshtomp, since he is part Water and Ground, he is seriously weak to grass, so if you got an Oddish or something, you should win without a problem. Otherwise, take him out with everything you got. If you chose Mudkip as a starter: Slugma, Level 18 (Fire) Wingull, Level 18 (Water/Flying) Grovyle, Level 20 (Grass) This battle isn't really hard either. Slugma will go down quickly as long as you don't have the type advantage. Rock/Electric for Wingull, otherwise take him down with everything else you got. For Grovyle, watch out for his high speed. Use a poison or a flying type if you got one, because his defense isn't that great. Otherwise, unload everything you got. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------After the battle, your rival will give you a Itemfinder. Wow, since when were rivals just so nice they give you items? The Itemfinder is awesome. You can use it to track down hidden items. Well now, head left and you'll find an item. Pick it up and you'll find an Elixir. Now, continue following this path until you get to an open area. From here, head north and you'll get to Mauville City. -------------Mauville City -------------PokeMart Item Listing: Antidote: $100 Awakening: $250 Dire Hit: $650 Great Ball: $600 Guard Spec.: $700 Paralyze Heal: $200 Poke Ball: $200 Super Potion: $700 X Accuracy: $950 X Attack: $500 X Defend: $550 X Speed: $350 When you step into the city, open the first door you see and enter the house. You'll find a woman in here. You remembered to buy a Harbor Mail at Slateport City, didn't you? Well, give it to her and she'll give you a Coin Case for the Game Corner in this city. Now leave this house. Facing the PokeMart, go right and you'll find another house. Enter this house and you'll find a man. Talk to him and he'll give you HM06: Rock Smash. It's a weak move, but you'll need to smash up weak boulders around the area. Teach it to an HM Slave Pokemon in your party. Now head up north and you'll find the Pokemon Center. Heal if you need to. Now head right of the Pokemon Center and you'll find the Bike Shop. In here, answer yes to the owner's question and you'll be given an Acro Bike or a Mach Bike for free! Acro Bike - This is slower than the Mach Bike, but you can control it easier.
With the Arco Bike, you can do wheelies and jump across certain ledges. I prefer this over the Mach Bike simply because you can control it easier. Plus, stopping isn't a problem at all. Mach Bike - For those who like speed, get this bike. It Bike and you can use it to get up steep ledges in caves elsewhere. Its flaws are that it takes a while to start turning the bike and controlling it is a huge pain. And to stop this bike as well. is faster than the Acro and other places up and get fast, plus it takes a bit of time
Pick which bike that you want. With either bike, you can go back to the cycling road on Route 110 and battle the trainers for extra EXP. Maybe you'll need it for the upcoming gym if you are a first timer to this game. If you go all the way left from the Pokemon Center, you'll find the gym. But before we go inside the gym, head into the building south of the gym. This is the Game Corner, where you can play games, earn coins, and use them to buy great prizes. GAME CORNER PRIZE LISTING: TM13: Ice Beam (4000 coins) TM24: Thunderbolt (4000 coins) TM35: Flamethrower (4000 coins) TM29: Psychic (3500 coins) TM32: Double Team (1500 coins) Mudkip Doll (1000 coins) Treecko Doll (1000 coins) Torchic Doll (1000 coins) There are two different games you can play at the Game Corner, which are the Slot Machines and Roulette. For the Slot Machines, they have been around since the days of Red/Blue/Yellow. For those who are new to this game, you must simply lineup the same thing three times in a row to earn coins. If you bet 1 coin, you can only score off things lined right down the middle. If you bet 2 coins, you can score off the top and bottom rows. 3 coins allows you to score if they are lined up diagonally as well, so be sure to pick this option. Here are the payoffs for each Pokemon/thing lined up: Triple 7 (all 3 red or 3 blue): 300 coins Triple 7 (2 red/1 blue or 2 blue/1red): 90 coins 3 Marills: 12 coins 3 Lotads: 6 coins Cherry: If one is lined up, you get 2 coins. 4 coins for 2 being lined up. Also, if lined up diagonally, you get 8 coins. Keep in mind you cannot get 3 cherries, but it's possible to get triple 7s and 2 cherries, which could get you 308 coins. Thunderbolts: 3 coins The Roulettes are a bit more complicated. At one table, you can bet 1 coin and 3 coins at the other table. You must pick a certain Pokemon and color (for example, yellow Bulbasaur, and if the ball lands on the Bulbasaur with the yellow marking, you would get the 12 coin bonus (36 if you're on the 3 coin table). You can also bet a whole row for 3 coins and a whole column for 4 coins. Easier than the slots, but the payoff is a lot lower. Remember, you got 6 chances to win, otherwise the whole board resets. If the ball lands on a space already occupied, it will knock the ball over to the next slot. So, you could spend all day here and get enough coins to pick up one of the best TMs in the game. That is, if you are lucky enough. You can by 50 coins for $1000 and 500 coins for $10000 if you want to just buy enough coins for a
prize. Now that I explained the game corner, let's get out of here and go to the gym. But before entering the gym, you'll find the little pest Wally. He wants you to battle him to see if he's ready for the gym. Pokemon Trainer Wally Ralts, Level 16 (Psychic) Money: 960 Ralts has pretty poor stats and not-so-great moves, so just use anything you have to take him out. Then Wally's uncle will ask for you to come to Verdanturf Town, and then Scott will come and talk to you. Man, you've gotten pretty popular quickly in your new home. Also, before entering the gym, Rollout to one of your Pokemon where you must use it straight more powerful each turn. It is but if you want it, go ahead. talk to the if they are for 5 turns a rock type fat guy able to (unless attack. next to the gym. He'll tutor use it. Rollout is a move you miss), but gets more and Not recommended that much,
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POKEMON GYM - Battle Wattson for the Dynamo Badge Gym's Pokemon Type: Electric Best Types against Electric: Ground, Grass Not Recommended: Water, Flying Wattson's gym is pretty complicated. It is blocked off by electric barriers and you must press the certain switches to open up the path to him. Also, you'll need to open up different paths to get to certain trainers. This gym uses Electric Type Pokemon, so you know what that means. Bring ground Pokemon, as they cannot be hit by Electric no matter what. Grass Pokemon also work, because they resist electric. Any flying or water Pokemon used in battle during this gym will just be fried worse than overcooked steak or something. Here are the trainers for this gym: Battle Girl Vivian Meditite, Level 17 (Fighting/Psychic) \ Meditite, Level 17 (Flying/Psychic) \ Guitarist Kirk Electrike, Level 17 (Electric) Voltorb, Level 17 (Electric) Youngster Ben Zigzagoon, Level 17 Normal) Gulpin, Level 17 (Poison) Money: $272 Bug Maniac Angelo Illumise, Level 17 (Bug) Volbeat, Level 17 (Bug) \ \ \Step in the middle of these two for a /team battle, giving you $1564 \Step in the middle of these two for a /team battle, giving you $952 / /
Guitarist Shawn / Magnemite, Level 17 (Steel/Electric)/ Voltorb, Level 17 (Electric) Now, here is the walkthrough to get to Wattson:
When you first enter the gym, step in between the first two trainers for a double battle. Then hit the switch next to you to move the barriers around. From here, head up and then right. Step on the switch and then battle the little boy. After this fight, head down and then right without steeping the switch below you. From here, you should get into another set of two trainers. Walk in between them for a double battle and then hit the switch next to them. Now you can go left and up to battle Wattson. Gym Leader Wattson Voltorb, Level 20 (Electric) Electrike, Level 20 (Electric) Magneton, Level 22 (Electric/Steel) Manectric, Level 24 (Electric) Money: $2400 If you got a ground Pokemon, this battle will be a piece of cake. With Geodude/Graveler/Golem, one magnitude attack should knock them out one by one. Plus, ground Pokemon are completely immune to electric attacks. Also, grass Pokemon work just as good, as they resist electric. For Voltorb, it is a pretty fast Pokemon, so take it down quickly. Watch out for Selfdestruct, as it is very likely to knock out you as well, but it knocks out Voltorb automatically. Electrike shouldn't be a problem. It has a horrible special defense with mediocre stats. As long as you don't send out a water or flying Pokemon, you can get rid of him quickly. Magneton isn't that hard either. It is steel, which makes it even weaker to ground, plus it gains a weakness to Fire and Fighting. Either of those types should mow him down quickly, otherwise give it all you got. Manectric is tricky. With a high special attack, it'll give you problems if you're not careful enough. Ground obviously will do the job, but if you're weak, just throw everything you got at him. Take advantage of the low special defense. Another thing to watch out for is that Wattson has Shock Wave on all of his Pokemon. This is a move with a power of 70 and it will hit you as long as your Pokemon is on the screen, so this move could get pretty annoying. After defeating Wattson, you will be rewarded the Dynamo Badge, TM34: Shock Wave, and your Pokemon's speed will increase slightly. Plus you'll be able to use Rock Smash out of battle. 3 badges down, 5 to go. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ------------------------------------------------------------Route 117, Verdanturf Town, and the other side of the tunnel ------------------------------------------------------------With 3 badges in hand, walk out of the gym. You have 4 ways to get out of this city, but which one are we going to take? Simple, head west until you get into Route 117. ROUTE 117 ******************************************************************************* ROUTE 117 POKEMON Poochyena Oddish Illumise Marill Volbeat Seedot (Common) (Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Very Rare) (Very Rare)
All of these Pokemon except two of them should be familiar to you. The two new ones here, Illumise and Volbeat, are worth skipping. They are bad bug Pokemon, but when the opponents have them in battle, they can get pretty annoying. As rare as Volbeat is, ignore it, unless you're going for a full Pokedex. You could breed Illumise with a Ditto and get a 50/50 shot at getting one anyway. Much better than 1%, right? ******************************************************************************* Route 117 Trainer List: Sr. and Jr. Anna and Meg - Match Call Trainers Zigzagoon, Level 15 (Normal) Makuhita, Level 17 (Fighting) Money: $544 Pokemon Breeder Issac - Match Call Trainer Whismur, Level 11 (Normal) Zigzagoon, Level 11 (Normal) Aron, Level 11 (Rock/Steel) Poochyena, Level 11 (Dark) Taillow, Level 11 (Normal/Flying) Makuhita, Level 11 (Fighting) Money: $440 Triathlete Dylan - Match Call Trainer Doduo, Level 17 (Normal/Flying) Money: $680 Triathlete Maria - Match Call Trainer Doduo, Level 17 (Normal/Flying) Money: $680 Bug Maniac Derek Dustox, Level 16 (Bug/Poison) Beautifly, Level 16 (Bug/Flying) Money: $960 Pokemon Breeder Lydia - Match Call Trainer Wingull, Level 11 (Water/Flying) Marill, Level 11 (Water) Goldeen, level 11 (Water) Shroomish, Level 11 (Grass) Roselia, Level 11 (Grass/Poison) Skitty, Level 11 (Normal) Money: $440 Psychic Brandi Ralts, Level 17 (Psychic) Money: $408 Battle Girl Aisha Meditite, Level 17 (Fighting/Psychic) Money: $408 Triathlete Melina Doduo, level 17 (Normal/Flying) Money: $680 When you step into this route, you'll find a house above you. This is the
Daycare Center. You can leave Pokemon here to get experience overtime. Here are some note on the daycare center. -It costs $100 dollars to leave a Pokemon at the daycare. -Pokemon at the daycare get 1 EXP for each step you take. -You can hold two Pokemon at the daycare. -If the two Pokemon are different genders and same egg group, they'll tell you that an egg was laid overtime. It will hatch into the earliest evolution of the female Pokemon. Moves are inherited from the male Pokemon. The moves will be inherited if they are TMs/HMs the Pokemon can learn, or if they're on the egg move list for the Pokemon. -Ditto can breed with any Pokemon, with the exception of the "No Eggs" egg group. -It will cost $100 for each level a Pokemon gains at the daycare. So if you left a Pokemon at the daycare and it gained two levels, it will cost $300. $100 for leaving him in the daycare, and $200 for two levels gained. -Pokemon will not evolve in the daycare. You will have to level it up yourself to get it to evolve. -Let's say a Pokemon gets to level 15, where it learns a new move. However, it already has 4 moves. It has Move A, Move B, Move C, Move D (from top to bottom), and is learning Move E. Move A will be forgotten, Moves B, C, and D will move up one spot, putting Move E at the bottom. If Move A is an HM move, it will just go to the next open space. Now that I got the daycare explained, head south and west form the Mauville entrance. Pick the Wepear Berries from the bush if you want, and then continue west past the two ponds. To the north are 3 trainers. Battle them and then head north. Cut down the bush and pick up the Revive. Now go to the 2 flower gardens. Go through the south garden and head into the other opening. Pick up the Great Ball to the right. Now get out of the garden and head west. You'll get to Verdanturf Town. ---------------Verdanturf Town ---------------Not much to do here, but you'll be able to pick up an HM. First thing is first, the Pokemart. Pokemart Item Listing: Antidote: $100 Awakening: $250 Burn Heal: $250 Fluffy Tail: $1000 Great Ball: $600 Ice Heal: $250 Nest Ball: $1000 Paralyze Heal: $200 Repel: $350 X Special: $350 Go in the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon if you need too. Also, there is a little kid sitting in front of the table. If you walk to him, he'll teach Fury Cutter to one of your Pokemon if they are able to learn it. Fury Cutter is a bug move. It is weak, but it gets stronger and stronger for each consecutive hit. If it misses or if you don't use it for the turn, the power goes back to normal. Sounds like a cool move, but it will become useless in the long run. Teach it to someone if you want, but then scrap it later.
There are three houses in the bottom of this town. You don't need to go to the one on the right. Enter the middle house and you'll find Wally and his uncle. Talk to him. Wally and his uncle says he is feeling a lot better, likely because of the fresh air in this town. Now enter the left house. The woman in here will rate the happiness of the top Pokemon in your roster. This woman is useful for Pokemon who evolve by happiness, such as Azurill and Golbat, so you know where they are and seeing if they're ready to evolve in the near future. Now leave this house. Before leaving this town, head in the cave to the north (to the left of the PokeMart), and you'll be in a familiar place, the Rusturf Tunnel. Remember how it was blocked off by rocks? You're on the other side of the tunnel. Use Rock Smash to get rid of the boulders. Talk to the man next to you and he'll reward you with HM04, Strength, a move used to push boulders around. Now he and his girlfriend can unite once again. Awwwww....... Before leaving the tunnel, go back to the entrance to Verdanturf town. Follow the left path to another entrance and you'll be outside now. The man out here is looking for his glasses. Use the itemfinder to look for the hidden item here. Once you find it, you'll find the Blackglasses, an item which powers up dark type moves when held. Now go right and pick up the HP Up. Give it to one of your Pokemon, preferably the one with the lowest HP. Now backtrack all the way back to Mauville City. With a new HM in hand, time to continue more of the game. Thing is, you'll need the next gym badge to use it outside of battle, but that's where we are heading too. ------------------Routes 111 and 112 ------------------Back at Mauville City, head up north this time, and you'll find yourself in Route 111. ROUTE 111 Route 111 trainers: Camper Tyron Sandshrew, Level 19 (Ground) \ \Walk in the middle of these two for a team /battle, giving you $1024
Aroma Lady Celina / Roselia, Level 18 (Grass/Poison) Picnicker Bianca \ Shroomish, Level 18 (Grass) \Walk in the middle of these two for a team /battle, giving you $864 Kindler Hayden / Numel, Level 18 (Fire/Ground) Interviewer Gabby and Ty Whismur, Level 17 (Normal) Magnemite, Level 17 (Electric/Steel) Money: $1632 NOTE: After this battle, they'll interview you. Just give them a one word answer or don't interview if you don't want to. Doesn't affect anything that happens in this game. When you step into route 111, head up north onto the higher ground. Battle each trainer as you progress north. Pick up the Elixir you'll find. From here, continue north and you'll get to a set of rocks blocking the path. Use Rock
Smash to get rid of them and continue north. From here, you'll get to a desert and a path to the left. Since we don't have the certain item to get to the desert, head left. Now we'll get to Route 112. ******************************************************************************* ROUTE 112 POKEMON Numel (Very Common) Marill (Common) Well, two Pokemon isn't a lot to get excited about. Numel is an average Fire/Ground Pokemon with above average attacks. When evolving into Camerupt, it'll become a lot stronger with massive attacks. Even with its several weaknesses, you'll be able to dish out massive attacks with this Pokemon. ******************************************************************************* Route 112 trainers: Camper Larry Nuzleaf, Level 18 (Grass) Money: $288 Picnicker Carol Taillow, Level 17 (Normal/Flying) Lombre, Level 17 (Water/Grass) Money: $272 Hiker Trent - Match Call Trainer Geodude, Level 16 (Rock/Ground) Geodude, Level 17 (Rock/Ground) Money: $640 Hiker Brice Numel, Level 17 (Fire/Ground) Machop, Level 17 (Fighting) Money: $680 Once you finally get onto the Route 112 line, continue left and you'll eventually get to a series of bumps. These lead to Lavaridge town, but you cannot jump the ledges from this side. For now, just go up the staircase onto the higher ground. Battle the two trainers here. Up here, you'll find a Cable Car house to the right, but it's blocked off by two Team Magma members. We can't take that path yet either, so head into the cave entrance to the left of the Cable Car house. ---------------------------------------Walking with hot feet in the Fiery Path ---------------------------------------******************************************************************************* FIERY PATH POKEMON Numel Koffing Torkoal Machop Slugma Grimer (Common) (Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Rare)
A handful of new Pokemon you might want for the short term. Torkoal is a Fire
type with a pretty high defense. Sometimes it can even take several water attacks before being knocked out. Its other stats are up there too, plus it learns good moves, so you may want to check it out. Slugma is a fire Pokemon you shouldn't even bother with. It's extremely slow and when it evolves into Magcargo, it becomes part rock, giving it even more weaknesses to suffer with. Also its attack is low, so that eliminates the purpose of being a rock type. Machop is a good fighting Pokemon who evolves into Machoke at level 28 and then into Machamp by trading. It's got great moves and good stats to take advantage of them. Koffing and Grimer are just poison Pokemon. Each have their own ups and downs, but with poison being an unpopular type and having weaknesses to several types out there, you wouldn't want one of these for the long term. ******************************************************************************* No trainers here or nothing. Just walk north to the other side of the cave and you'll find the entrance. Halfway down the path, you'll see a boulder you can move with Strength. You can't do it now, due to the fact you need the next gym badge. But once you do beat Flannery, come back here and move the boulders around. Eventually you'll come to a path to go either up or down. Head up to get TM06: Toxic, one of the best moves in the game. Any Pokemon can learn it (unless it is a Magikarp) and it poisons the Pokemon. Each turn, the poison causes more and more damage, which is sick. Take the south path and move the boulders around to get to a Fire Stone. But we'll save that for another day. Leave the Fiery Path from the north entrance. -----------------------------------The other part of route 111 and 112 -----------------------------------Back on the other side of the cave, we've got to continue to the next town. The wild Pokemon in this area are same on the routes 111/112 on the other side of the Fiery Path, but a few trainers here. As always, here is the list: Kindler Bryant Numel, Level 18 (Fire/Ground) Slugma, Level 18 (Fire) Money: $578 Aroma Lady Shayla Shroomish, Level 18 (Grass) Roselia, Level 18 (Grass/Poison) Money: $720 Black Belt Daisuke Machop, Level 19 (Fighting) Money: $608 Cooltrainer Wilton - Match Call Trainer Electrike, Level 17 (Electric) Wailmer, Level 17 (Water) Makuhita, Level 17 (Water) Money: $816 Cooltrainer Brooke - Match Call Trainer Wingull, Level 17 (Water/Flying) Numel, Level 17 (Fire/Ground) Roselia, Level 17 (Grass/Poison) Money: $816
Outside of the Fiery Path, we're on a tiny bit of route 112. Head east and battle the two trainers. Now continue a little eastward and you'll be back on route 111. Head up north and you'll find a house. You can use the path to walk around it, or if you have someone with cut on your team, cut down the bush for a shortcut. Either way, enter the house. The woman in here will tell you to rest, healing all your Pokemon for free! Good riddance, since we've come a long way too. If needed, come back here before you get to the next town. Leave this house. Near the house, you'll find a girl who will give you a Razz Berry if you talk to her. From here on, you can get one berry a day from talking to her. Now continue west, face off the rest of the trainers and you'll get to Route 113. ---------Route 113 ---------Your first step into the route will cause ash to fall from the mountains. While you may think the ash is there for looks, it'll be nice and wonderful as soon as you get a Soot Sack to collect all of it for free items. Anyway, here's the list of the Pokemon here as usual. ******************************************************************************* ROUTE 113 POKEMON Spinda Slugma Skarmory (Very Common) (Common) (Rare)
You probably saw Slugma in the Fiery path, so I don't need to explain him here. Spinda, is a Normal type Pokemon who isn't that good. Its stats are average but it's a fun Pokemon to use sometimes. There are better normal types, so I'd leave this one be. Skarmory however, is a nasty Flying/Steel type. Being Steel and Flying with an awesome defense, it has no physical weaknesses at all. All you need to worry about is Electric and Fire, but with very good stats, you could teach it Steel Wing, Fly, and two other great moves and you'll have a great Pokemon on your side. ******************************************************************************* With wild Pokemon, I've got the trainers as well. Route 113 is also the introduction of ninjas, so watch out, as they could pop out of nowhere. Youngster Jaylen Trapinch, Level 19 (Ground) Money: $304 Pokemaniac Watt Aron, Level 18 (Rock/Steel) Aron, Level 18 (Rock/Steel) Money: $1080 Ninja Boy Lung Koffing, Level 18 (Poison) Ninjask, Level 18 (Bug/Flying) Money: $216 Camper Lawrence Baltoy, Level 18 (Ground/Psychic) Sandshrew, Level 18 (Ground) Money: $288
NOTE: Camper Lawrence or Pokemaniac Watt can fight in a double battle with Ninja Boy Lung, depending on how you approach those trainers. Ninja Boy Lao - Match Call Trainer Koffing, Level 17 (Poison) Koffing, Level 17 (Poison) Koffing, Level 17 (Poison) Money: $204 Youngster Dillon Aron, Level 19 (Rock/Steel) Money: $304 Parasol Lady Madeline - Match Call Trainer Numel, Level 19 (Fire/Ground) Money: $760 Picnicker Sophie Marill, Level 17 (Water) Lombre, Level 17 (Water/Grass) Money: $304 Bird Keeper Coby Skarmory, Level 17 (Steel/Flying) Swellow, Level 19 (Normal/Flying) Money: $608 From the beginning of the route, continue heading west and you'll eventually stop at a ledge, cutting through the grass. At the left part of the grass, battle the trainer and then head up north. Up here, watch out for the ninja ambush and then head west, crossing another patch of grass. Now head north and west and you'll eventually get to a house. Enter it and talk to the guy in the back. He'll give you a Soot Sack, which is used to collect soot falling from the sky in this route. Each step you take in the grass counts as 1, and you can leave and re-enter the route to reset the soot. Here are the items the guy can make with the soot. Black Flute (1000 steps) Blue Flute (250 steps) Pretty Chair (6000 steps) Pretty Desk (8000 steps) Red Flute (500 steps) White Flute (1000 steps) Yellow Flute (500 steps) I suggest you buy two of the flutes, specifically the blue flute and the yellow flute. With the yellow flute, you can eliminate confusion in one turn, and the blue flute will wake up a sleeping Pokemon. The best part is, you can use these as many times as you want, so you could say goodbye to those Awakenings and keep the blue flute for the game. The red flute eliminates attraction. Although not as common as sleep and confusion, you may want to pick it up just incase, because attraction can turn out to be pretty annoying. A white flute increases your encounter rate while a black flute decreases. The pretty chair and pretty desk are for decorating your secret base, so it's up to you if you want to get them. Now that we got that out of the way, jump off the ledge to the left and continue heading west. Cross the grass patch, battle the last two trainers, and then continue into the next town.
--------------Fallarbor Town --------------Pokemart Item Listing: Antidote ($100) Dire Hit ($650) Escape Rope ($550) Great Ball ($600) Guard Spec. ($700) Paralyze Heal ($200) Super Potion ($700) Super Repel ($500) X Attack ($500) X Defend ($550) X Special ($350) X Speed ($350) When you enter the town, go into the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon. Notice the woman at the PC. Talk to her and you'll find out that this woman, Lanette, invented the PC storage system. She'll thank you for using her PC system, and now it will be renamed from "Someone's PC" to "Lanette's PC". Heal your Pokemon if you need to and then leave the Pokemon Center. Now if you want to, go into the PokeMart and a person in there will teach Metronome to one of your Pokemon. When used, it'll strike out a random move, so it can be any move in the game. So you could get a move like Flamethrower for your water type Pokemon. It's a risky move, but if you've got an empty slot, go for it, it's a fun move to use nonetheless. Now enter the house left of the Battle Tent and you'll find another Move Tutor. He can teach your Pokemon moves that they have forgotten by leveling up, but they can only be moves they once knew at some point in time. You'll need a Heart Scale for each move, but you can't get any at the moment. Now leave this house and go south. Enter the house to the left of the PokeMart. Talk to Professor Cozmo's assistant and you'll find out Cozmo went to Meteor Falls with Team Magma, where they are stealing a Meteorite. Time to get out of this town. Exit by heading west onto Route 114. --------------------------------------------------------Team Magma's Appearance...Route 114 and the Meteor Falls --------------------------------------------------------Here we are in Route 114...it's time for me to give you the Pokemon list here for this route. ******************************************************************************* ROUTE 114 POKEMON Swablu Lotad Lombre Seviper Nuzleaf (Common) (Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Rare)
The two new Pokemon you should find here are Swablu and Seviper. Swablu is a weak Flying Pokemon with bad stats and not a great selection of moves, but it improves greatly when evolving into Altaria at Level 35. Altaria becomes Dragon/Flying, making it a tool out there. Of course, there are better dragons, but this Pokemon can get the job done. Plus its stats will improve greatly too.
Seviper on the other hand, isn't worth it. It's a poisonous snake with a high Special Attack, but you're better off leaving it be here. ******************************************************************************* Now, the trainers in this route: Fisherman Kai \ Barboach, Level 19 (Water/Ground)\ Money: $760 \Going near these two will likely result /in a team battle, giving you $1064 Picnicker Charlotte / Nuzleaf, Level 19 (Grass) / Money: $304 Fisherman Claude Magikarp, Level 16 (Water) Barboach, Level 18 (Water/Ground) Goldeen, Level 17 (Water) Money: $760 Picnicker Nancy Marill, Level 18 (Water) Lombre, Level 18 (Water/Grass) Money: $288 Sr. and Jr. Tyra and Ivy Roselia, Level 18 (Grass/Poison) Graveler, Level 20 (Rock/Ground) Money: $640 Camper Shane Sandshrew, Level 18 (Ground) Nuzleaf, Level 18 (Grass) Money: $288 Pokemaniac Steve - Match Call Trainer Aron, Level 19 (Rock/Steel) Money: $1140 Kindler Bernie - Match Call Trainer Slugma, Level 18 (Fire) Wingull, Level 18 (Water/Flying) Money: $576 Hiker Lucas \ Geodude, Level 18 (Rock/Ground)\ Numel, Level 18 (Fire/Ground) \Walk in the middle of these two for a team /battle, giving you $1008 Picnicker Angelina / Lombre, Level 18 (Water/Grass)/ Marill, Level 18 (Water/Grass) Hiker Lenny Geodude, Level 18 (Rock/Ground) Machop, Level 18 (Fighting) Money: $720 As soon as you step into this route, go west and enter the house you see. Inside, talk to the person and get TM28: Dig. It's a strong ground move that takes 2 turns to use, but you'll need it for much later, so don't teach it to
anyone yet. Now leave the house and follow the path before the bridge. Near the bridge is a man with his Poochyena. Talk to him to get TM05: Roar, a move used to end battles with wild Pokemon, but don't use it, it's useless. Now battle the two trainers near the bridge and then cross the bridge. Halfway down the bridge, you'll find another trainer, so battle him. At the end of the bridge, battle the trainer and head into the grass. Head south of the rocks to the right and walk around them to get to the house, battling the trainer nearby. Enter the house. You'll find Lanette in here. Her house is a pit, but she'll apologize for that and give you a Lotad Doll for your troubles, a doll you can use to decorate your secret base. Now walk out of the house. Back out here, talk to the kid next to the grass and he'll give you a random berry each day. Cut through the crass and continue south, where you'll find another patch of grass. Continue down south through this grass and you'll find a Pokemaniac. Battle him and then press A on the rock behind him for a free Carbos. With that out of the way, go up the steps near you. In front of you is a rock, so use Rock Smash to get rid of it and then pick up the Protein at the end. From here, turn around and follow this path until you get to a cave entrance, battling each and every one of the trainers listed above. Once you get to the cave entrance, enter it and you'll be in Meteor Falls. ------------------------------------It's Team Magma time in Meteor Falls ------------------------------------Only two wild Pokemon here, but I'll list them anyway. ******************************************************************************* METEOR FALLS POKEMON Zubat Solrock (Very Common) (Common)
Again, Zubats rule all caves in the land of Pokemon. But Solrock, a Ground/Psychic Pokemon, is a bit interesting. It's in a shape of the Sun, and when you capture one, it may be holding a Sun Stone, so if you're in the need of one, you can always try catching a Solrock here and seeing if it has a Sun Stone (or using Thief for all that matter). Either way, it's not that great, but it's a cool looking Pokemon. ******************************************************************************* At the entrance of the cave, head left to the bridge, cross it, and then you'll see a Team Magma and Professor Cozmo running off with the Meteorite, but when Team Aqua shows up, it's too late. They'll explain to you who they are and what they're trying to do. Now, from the bridge, continue west until you stop at a wall. Head up the two sets of steps and pick up a Moon Stone. From here, go south down the steps, jump down the purple ledges, and you'll find another entrance. Head out here and you'll be in Route 115. ---------Route 115 ---------We're now on the other side of Meteor Falls. There are no wild Pokemon here, but we got a few trainers. Black Belt Nob - Match Call Trainer Machop, Level 19 (Fighting) Money: $608
NOTE: After you have at least 5 rematches with Nob, his Machop (or if it evolves into Machoke/Machamp) will be holding a Black Belt, an item which powers up fighting type moves when held. You can steal it from him using Thief. Collector Hector Zangoose, Level 18 (Normal) Seviper, Level 18 (Poison) \ \ \Step in the middle of these two for a /team battle, giving you $1512
Psychic Marlene / Meditite, Level 18 (Psychic/Fighting)/ Spoink, Level 18 (Psychic) Battle Girl Cyndy - Match Call Trainer Meditite, level 18 (Psychic/Fighting) Makuhita, Level 18 (Fighting) Money: $432 As soon as you get out of Meteor Falls, head south down the two sets of steps and you'll get to the grass. From here, head west and take the steps down to the sand. Fight this trainer and then head back to the first trainer you saw in this route. Battle him and then use Rock Smash on the rock to your right. Enter the new path and then pick up the Great Ball at the end. Also, pick up the Bluk Berry and plant anything you want here. From here, jump off the ledge to your left and step in between the two trainers for a double battle. Now pick up the PP Up next to them, a valuable item which can increase the Max PP for any move, so it's suggested you use it on a move you're going to keep for the rest of the game and one with a small amount of PP. Now jump off the ledge and continue down south to a familiar place. ---------------------------------A quick pit-stop to Rustboro City ---------------------------------Remember the city where you got your first gym badge? Well, we have to do one thing before leaving this place again. Go to the Devon Corporation building and head to the top floor to see the president. Since you delivered the goods to Captain Stern, talk to him and he'll give you an EXP. Share. With this item, any Pokemon holding it will receive half the experience points in battle without even having to fight! So use this to beef up your weak Pokemon and an easier way to raise them. Well, that's all we have to do here. Since we can't get back to the Meteor Falls by route 115, head east onto route 116. Cut through the route 116, head through the Rusturf Tunnel and use it to get to Verdanturf Town. From there, head east going through route 117 and you'll be at Mauville City. When you're in Mauville City, go to the Bike Shop and get the Acro Bike if you haven't already, since you may need it in the upcoming stop. Now head up north into routes 111 and 112, the areas where we need to be at. Get to the entrance of the Fiery Path, but don't enter. Instead, remember the cable car ride to the right? The two Team Magma guys are gone now. Enter the house, and ask the person for a Cable Car ride. You'll notice as you go up, ash starts falling from the mountains again. This time, you can't collect it. ----------------------Trouble on Mt. Chimney ----------------------When the cable car ride is done, head south and exit the house. You'll be greeted with a Team Aqua member and a Team Magma member going at it with their Poochyenas. They're too busy to battle you, so head on north and east. You'll
find five sets of steps. Climb them and you'll find three Team Magma members against 1 Team Aqua leader. The thing is, this guy is the team Aqua leader. Talk to him and he'll tell you to stop Maxie, the leader of Team Magma. From here, if you go north, you'll find two more Team Magma vs. Team Aqua battles. Head west and you'll find the trainers here. Here are the list of the trainers: Team Magma Grunt \ Zubat, Level 20 (Poison/Flying)\ Money: $400 \You can always walk in the middle of these two /for a team battle, giving you $800 Team Magma Grunt / Numel, Level 20 (Fire/Ground) / Money: $400 Magma Admin Tabitha Numel, Level 18 (Fire/Ground) Numel, Level 22 (Fire/Ground) Poochyena, Level 20 (Dark) Zubat, Level 22 (Poison/Flying) Money: $880 With these 3 grunts out of the way, head up to the northwest part of this mountain, where you'll find the Team Magma leader in front of the machine. Time to battle him and help out Team Aqua. Maxie Battle One Mightyena, Level 24 (Dark) Zubat, Level 24 (Dark) Camerupt, Level 25 (Fire/Ground) Money: $2000 It's not as hard as it looks. Zubat, as weak and annoying as it is, will go down with rock, electric, or psychic easily. Mightyena may give you a problem, but it's a pretty bad Pokemon even when evolved, so give it all you got on him. For Camerupt, it's 4x weak to Water. Any water attack should knock him out due to the weaknesses he has. After the battle, Maxie and his Team Magma grunts will run off, as well as the Team Aqua leader after he thanks you, which leaves you with a Meteorite. Pick it up and then head down to the Cable Car entrance, but don't go into it. Instead, go through the set of stairs south of you. Team Aqua and Team Magma where blocking these off earlier. Now we can go through this path into the Jagged Pass. If you want to, return the Meteorite to Professor Cozmo at Fallarbor Town for TM27: Return. It's a move that becomes stronger when your Pokemon has a higher happiness rating. -----------Jagged Pass -----------******************************************************************************* JAGGED PASS POKEMON Numel Machop Spoink (Very Common) (Common) (Common)
Spoink is obviously the only one here that's new. It evolves into Grumpig later
on, and it's a Psychic Pokemon. I'd leave this one be, there are better psychics out there. Below average HP, defense and speed, good special attack, and a great special defense make this Pokemon. It's up to you if you want it or not. ******************************************************************************* Jagged Pass Trainers: Hiker Eric Geodude, Level 20 (Rock/Ground) Baltoy, Level 20 (Ground/Psychic) Money: $800 Picnicker Diana - Match Call Trainer Shroomish, Level 19 (Grass) Oddish, Level 19 (Grass/Poison) Swablu, Level 19 (Normal/Flying) Camper Ethan - Match Call Trainer Zigzagoon, Level 20 (Normal) Taillow, Level 20 (Normal/Flying) Money: $320 Picnicker Autumn Shroomish, Level 21 (Grass) \ \Jump off the ledge in between these two /for a team battle, giving you $1176
Triathlete Julio / Magnemite, Level 21 (Electric/Steel) Team Magma Grunt Poochyena, Level 22 (Dark) Numel, Level 22 (Fire/Ground) Money: $440 When you step into this area, head south and battle the Hiker. Now continue and jump off the next two ledges to another set of steps. Use them to jump off 2 more ledges and you'll finally get to a Team Magma member. After you battle him, he'll tell you about some hideout. Note this area where the grunt is standing, because he'll become important soon. Now, head south and jump off the ledge. Walk west and battle the trainer. You have two choices now: jump off the left ledge for wild Pokemon or the right ledge for a double battle. If you have the Acro Bike, you can do both by jumping over the ledges. It's up to you, but I'd suggest jumping off the right ledge for the double battle. After this, jump off the next ledge and you'll find a patch of grass. You can get to this one without a problem, so there you go. Now battle the lest trainer at the bottom, and then walk down the steps onto the ground. Leave this area. -------------------------A brief stop in Route 112 -------------------------Ah, finally out of that place. Head west and you'll get to Lavaridge town. Now we can finally get our fourth badge! -----------------------------Feeling hot in Lavaridge Town -----------------------------Pokemart Item Listing:
Antidote: $100 Awakening: $250 Burn Heal: $250 Great Ball: $600 Paralyze Heal: $200 Revive: $1500 Super Potion: $700 Super Repel: $500 X Speed: $350 Grab what you want and then head to the Pokemon Center to heal. To the left of the nurse, there is a passage where you can go to the spa and relax, but it doesn't affect you in any way. Now, head left from the Pokemon Center and talk to the old lady in front of the spa (to the left of the man in the sand). She'll give you a Pokemon Egg. To hatch it, you must take a certain amount of steps with the egg in your party. Eventually, this egg will hatch into a Wynaut, a baby Wobbuffet. It will evolve into Wobbuffet at Level 15, so raise it if you want to. It's a cheap Pokemon and not great in a long run. Now head south to the gym. The house to the right of the gym sells medicines for your Pokemon, but they are bitter and will lower your Pokemon's happiness rating if you feed the items to them. Here are the items you can buy. Energypowder: $500 Energy Root: $800 Heal Powder: $450 Revival Herb: $2800 Talk to the man in the back of the room and he'll give you a Charcoal. When equipped onto a Pokemon, it will power up their fire-type moves. Now let's head over to the next house. The person in their will teach you mimic, a below average move which will copy the move last used by the opponent's Pokemon. The move will only last for the rest of the battle. Now that we got nothing else to do here, let's go to the gym and earn our next badge. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POKEMON GYM - Battle Flannery for the Heat Badge Gym's Pokemon Type: Fire Best Types against Fire: Water, Rock, Ground Not Recommended: Normal, Ice, Grass, Steel As the title says, you can figure out she uses Fire Pokemon. So that means you better be busting in here with Rock/Ground/Water, otherwise the battle could be lopsided. The puzzle for this gym is that haze covers the gym, making it hard to see. This means trainers will leap out of nowhere. Also, you must fall through the warp panels to get to different areas of the gym. Let me give you the list of trainers in this gym: Kindler Jeff Slugma, Level 22 (Fire) Slugma, Level 22 (Fire) Money: $704 Kindler Jace Slugma, Level 23 (Fire) Money: $736 \ \ \You can walk in the middle of these two for a /team battle, giving you $1656
Hiker Eli / Numel, Level 23 (Fire/Ground) / Money: $920
Kindler Cole Numel, Level 23 (Fire/Ground) Money: $736 Cooltrainer Gerald Kecleon, Level 23 (Normal) Money: $1104 Kindler Axle Numel, Level 23 (Fire/Ground) Money: $736 Kindler Keegan Slugma, Level 23 (Fire) Money: $736
\ \ \You can always walk in the middle of these /two for a team battle, giving you $1840 / /
Battle Girl Danielle Meditite, Level 23 (Psychic/Fighting) Money: $552 From the start of the gym, jump in the hole to your left. Down here, there are no other paths to take, but battle the trainer to the right of the hole who is in the mist. Now step through the hole you used to get down here. Back at the gym's entrance, head up north and you'll find another hole. Jump down in this one. Down here, head south and then west. There is an opening to the north, but you'll find two more trainers in the mist. You can walk in between the two for a double battle or battle them solo. From here, head left of the two trainers and you'll find two holes. Both take you to the same area, so pick which one you want to go through. Either way, you'll find two more trainers to the right. You can walk next to both for the double battle, or battle them alone. From here, head north and you'll find a hole to the left. A trainer is to the right of the hole, so battle it. After the battle, jump in the hole to the left of the trainer. To the north of you is another hole, but be sure to battle the trainer to the right of the whole. After that, jump in the whole to the north. There is a hole above you and to your right, but battle the trainer in the northeast corner of this area. Now you have battled all eight trainers in this area. If you need to, head back to the Pokemon Center and heal, and then use this guide to get back up to this area. From the hole you used to get to this area, use the hole to your right. Now head down and jump in the hole, but be sure not to jump the ledge. From here, jump off the ledge to your south, jump in the hole, and you'll be right near Flannery. If you're ready, it's time for a battle. Gym Leader Flannery Numel, Level 24 (Fire/Ground) Slugma, Level 24 (Fire) Camerupt, Level 26 (Fire/Ground) Torkoal, Level 29 (Fire) Money: $2900 Again, your best bet is water, ground, and rock Pokemon. Numel and Slugma should go down without any problems, as they are both weak with bad stats. With Camerupt being Fire and Ground, it is 4x weak to water, so if you can get a strong water attack in, it should faint or be put into low health. Because of it being part ground, it cancels out fire's weakness to rock, so water is the better bet. With Torkoal having high defenses (both physical and special), you may have a tough time taking it down. Also, it has Sunny Day and Overheat, which can be a very nasty Combo. Sunny Day powers up fire attacks AND weakens
water attacks, while Overheat is fire's most powerful attack. But its drawback is that each time it is used, the opponent's Special Attack lowers pretty quickly, giving you a bit of advantage. I recommend someone like Graveler or Golem against the Torkoal, as they can take fire attacks without a problem. Just make sure you don't get burned, because it'll lower your Attack as well. Just give it all you got in the final battle and you'll eventually succeed. If you're having problems, you may need to go to certain areas and raise your Pokemon. When you defeat Flannery, you'll be rewarded with the Heat Badge. You'll also get TM50: Overheat, a very powerful Fire attack, but it lowers your Special Attack gradually every time it is used. Also, you'll be able to use Strength outside of battle. With this badge, traded Pokemon up to level 50 will now listen to you. Now we're halfway done with getting the badges! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With that done, leave the gym. You'll find your rival waiting for you. (s)he'll be a good person and give you Go-Goggles, the item needed to go through the Desert Ruins just outside of route 112. We can go for our 5th badge right now, but let's go to the desert and raise up our Pokemon a bit. Who knows, you might add someone to your team as well. Heal up at the Pokemon Center and then leave this town. -------------------------------------The small Desert Ruins between routes -------------------------------------As you are now back on route 112, head east. Hop over the ledges and pick up the Nugget as you along. When you are done jumping over the ledges, you'll be in front of the steps that lead to the Fiery Path and Mt. Chimney. But we're not heading in that direction. Continue east and you'll get to the fork that splits route 111 from route 112. To the north is the desert. Earlier without the Go-Goggles, you couldn't walk in because of the blowing sand. But with the Go-Goggles, you can enter now, so step in. If you don't have the Mac Bike with you, go back to Mauville City and get it, since you'll need it for the upcoming part. That means Rock Smash as well. ******************************************************************************* DESERT RUINS POKEMON Trapinch Sandshrew Cacnea Baltoy (Common) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Rare)
Most of these Pokemon are fun to raise. Trapinch is a ground Pokemon with an extremely high Attack power, but with horrible stats everywhere else. But patient trainers will be rewarded with this Pokemon. If you can raise it to Level 35, it'll evolve into Vibrava (its Attack will lower but its other stats will improve greatly), and become part Dragon as well. Then at Level 45 it'll evolve into Flygon, with much better stats. Cool dragon if you ask me. Sandshrew is an average Ground Pokemon you may want to consider. At level 22 it evolves into Sandslash, a good ground-type. Cacnea is a fun Grass type who evolves into Cacturne at level 32, and becomes dark type at that. If you know how to use him right, he can be nasty. Baltoy is also a ground type, but part Psychic as well. He evolves into Claydol, a decent Pokemon as well. ******************************************************************************* Here are the trainers that you will find in this desert:
Picnicker Heidi Sandshrew, Level 22 (Ground) Baltoy, Level 22 (Ground/Psychic) Money: $352 Camper Beau Baltoy, Level 21 (Ground/Psychic) Baltoy, Level 21 (Ground/Psychic) Sandshrew, Level 22 (Ground) Money: $336 Camper Drew Sandshrew, Level 23 (Ground) Money: $368 Picnicker Becky Marill, Level 22 (Water) Sandshrew, Level 22 (Ground) Money: $352 Ruin Maniac Dusty - Match Call Trainer Sandslash, Level 23 Money: $1380 Picnicker Celia Marill, Level 22 (Water) Lombre, Level 22 (Water/Grass) Money: $352 Ruin Maniac Bryan Sandshrew, Level 22 (Ground) Sandslash, Level 22 (Ground) Money: $1320 Camper Branden Taillow, Level 22 (Normal/Flying) Nuzleaf, Level 22 (Grass) Money: $352 When entering the desert from the south side, pick up the Stardust in front of you. This is an item you can sell for a decent amount of cash. From here, head up north. You'll get to the other end of the desert, but head east and you'll find a trainer in the northeast corner. Now head down south and you'll find two trainers, but they're not in the right position for a double battle. Battle both of them and then continue down south. You'll find two more trainers, but again, these aren't in the right position for a double battle either. Now head down south for 3 more trainers. You can battle them 1 by 1, or just talk to them individually for a single battle each. When you deal with all 3 of these trainers, head south and you'll find another item. At the way bottom is TM37: Sandstorm, an attack that lasts five turns and inflicts damage on both Pokemon (a Pokemon will not be affected if they are ground, rock, or steel type). Keep in note that since you're in the desert, all battles will have an endless sandstorm to them, so you may need to bring a few healing items. When all of this is said and done, head back up north and go to the entrance that we used to enter the desert. To your north and east, there may be a tower. Sometimes it is there, sometimes it's not. If it isn't wait a while and come back. Once you see it, enter the tower. Be sure to have the Mach Bike and a Pokemon with Rock Smash.
------------Mirage Tower ------------******************************************************************************* MIRAGE TOWER POKEMON Sandshrew Trapinch (Very Common) (Very Common)
You can get both of these Pokemon outside. No description needed. ******************************************************************************* Once you enter the tower, take the path east and then head up north. You'll get to a ladder in the northeast part of the room. Climb up the ladder. Up here, this is where you'll need your Mach Bike. Head west and you'll find cracks in the floor. If you walk over them, you'll fall down to the floor below. So get on your Mach Bike for a head-start and then ride over them quickly. Now you can follow this path until you get to another ladder. Climb this ladder. Up here, head west and north and you'll come to two set of rocks. Get rid of them with rock smash and then you can get to the next ladder, so climb it. You'll be on the top floor. Up here, use rock smash on the rock blocking the steps. Head up the stairs and you'll find two fossils. You can only pick one of them now. Which one to choose? CLAW FOSSIL - This is the fossil on the right. When resurrected, it will become an Anorith. It is a Pokemon with good speed but below average stats elsewhere, but it will evolve into Armaldo at level 40. Its stats improve, but the speed drops drastically. Also, it has weak moves from the get-go, so raising it won't be fun. ROOT FOSSIL - This fossil is on the left. When resurrected, it will become a Lileep. It is a Rock/Grass Pokemon, meaning it has very few weaknesses, because for example, grass will cancel out rock's weakness to water, rock will cancel out grass's weakness to fire, and so on. It will evolve into Cradily at level 40. It is a Pokemon with great defensive stats (both physical and special), so I'd recommend taking this fossil. The choice is yours. When you pick one fossil, the other one will sink into the sand and be gone forever - well, not really. You won't get the other fossil until much later in the game. If you want, you can go to Rustboro City and resurrect this fossil in the Devon Corp. building. But for now, head out of the Mirage Tower and back into the desert. Now exit the desert from the south onto route 112. ----------------------------------Back to Petalburg for the Showdown ----------------------------------With four badges in our hand, we can have that long awaited battle with your father, Norman. But first, we'll need to get to Petalburg City. The quickest way to get there from route 112 is to head south into Mauville City. From here, go west through Route 117 into Verdanturf Town, head through the Rusturf Tunnel, and then you'll be on route 116. Now get to Rustboro City. If you want to, go into the Devon Building. Head to the second floor of the building. Up here, the scientist in the back of the room will resurrect the fossil. All you have to do is leave and re-enter the room. Now pick up your new Pokemon and do what you want with it. Now head south into route 104, cut through the Petalburg Woods, and you'll be on the other side of route 104. Now head east into Petalburg City.
Not much has changed here since your last visit early in the game. The only thing we can do here for now is enter the gym. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! POKEMON GYM - Battle Norman for the Balance Badge Gym's Pokemon Type: Normal Best Types against Normal: Fighting, Rock Not Recommended: Anything with crappy defense Normal type Pokemon are used in this gym, but don't get carried away thinking this is going to be a breeze. These Pokemon can mow you down quickly and can make short work of you, as they have very powerful attacks and nasty combos as well. The puzzle for this gym is that each door will lead you to a new room, such as the Defense room or the Confusion room. When you defeat the trainer inside, you will be able to choose a door and head to the next area. Here is a map showing where the trainers are. NORMAN / \ 6 7 / \ / \ 3 4 5 / \ 1 2 \ X / The X is where you start and where the gym's entrance is. Each number represents a different room and the trainer inside. The / and \ lines show each path you can take to a certain room. So in room 2, you can take the right door to room 5 or the left door to room 4. And in room 5, you only have one door leading to room 7. 1 - SPEED ROOM Cooltrainer Randall Swellow, Level 26 (Normal/Flying) Money: $1248 Note - speed moves such as agility are used in this move, so make sure you can get the quick knockout in with an electric or a rock Pokemon. 2 - ACCURACY ROOM Cooltrainer Mary Delcatty, Level 26 (Normal) Money: $1248 Note - In this room, moves that will never miss will be used. Don't worry, moves that lower your accuracy won't be used in here. 3 - CONFUSION ROOM Cooltrainer Parker Spinda, Level 26 (Normal) Money: $1248 Note - in this room, moves that confuse you will be used. Confusion is very annoying, so be sure to have full heals or even a Yellow Flute before you put yourself in a lot of danger. Also, it is risky, as you have a 50/50 shot of attacking or hurting yourself before you snap out of confusion. If you get confused and don't have any healing items, you can switch out or pray for luck to be on your side.
4 - DEFENSE ROOM Cooltrainer Alexia Wigglytuff, Level 26 (Normal) Money: $1248 Note - in this room, moves that increase the opponent's defense will be used. Wigglytuff has a ton of HP but a very low defense, so take advantage of it before the defense can cover it up. This room shouldn't be a problem compared to the others. 5 - RECOVERY ROOM Cooltrainer George Slakoth, Level 26 (Normal) Money: $1258 Note - in this room, the opponent will recover often when in low health. But you should have little problems dealing with this room. 6 - STRENGTH ROOM Cooltrainer Jody Zangoose, Level 26 (Normal) Money: $1248 Note - in this room, moves like Swords Dance will be used to boost the opponent's attack greatly. Watch out for Zangoose, because he can mow down your Pokemon 1 by 1 with a boosted Attack (and as high as it already is). You'll need to get rid of it in 1 or 2 turns because it causes a lot of trouble. 7 - 1 HIT KO ROOM Cooltrainer Berke Vigoroth, Level 26 (Normal) Money: $1248 Note - in this room, the opponent will try to knock out your Pokemon in one hit, so you'll need to do the same thing. The move here that will be used often is Slash, as it has a high chance for a critical hit. So you'll need to be faster and have high defenses. Pokemon such as Golem are useful and recommended in this room. Gym Leader Norman Spinda, Level 27 (Normal) Vigoroth, Level 27 (Normal) Linoone, Level 29 (Normal) Slaking, Level 31 (Normal) Money: $3200 This is where it gets difficult. I recommend having a fighting Pokemon with you, such as Machamp or Hariyama, as they can dispose of most Normal Pokemon quickly. Other effective Pokemon here are Graveler/Golem and Lairon, as all of those Pokemon have a great Defense stat and only take half the damage from Normal Pokemon. If you don't have any of those, you may be in for a bumpy ride. Spinda will usually try to confuse you, so this is where the yellow flute comes in. But since it has average stats, you should be able to take it down quickly. Vigoroth is an evolved form of Slakoth. Its ability, Vital Spirit, prevents it from being put to sleep. Also, it has a high attack and speed stat, so you'll need to get rid of it quickly because it can do serious damage to Pokemon. Linoone is a pretty weak Pokemon if you think about it. Sometimes it will use Belly Drum, which will max out its attack and cut its HP in half, so you can slaughter the thing before it'll get a chance to actually attack. Slaking is the real problem. It has a massive attack stat and above average Defense, so it can 1 hit KO most Pokemon easily. But it does have a downside:
its ability, Truant, only allows it to attack every other turn. And on every other turn, it can do nothing, and not even Norman can give it items and such. So take advantage of that while you can. But if you're going to give it a status condition such as poison or paralyze, watch out for Facade. It does even more damage if inflicted for a status condition, so you better make sure you have a Pokemon with great defense. Use all you got on this Pokemon, even if it means your whole team. Eventually you'll triumph. If you still can't beat Norman, you'll have to raise your Pokemon in areas we haven't battled in yet, or just raise them in the wild. After beating Norman, you'll be rewarded the Balance Badge. You'll also get TM42: Facade, a move that does even more damage when inflicted with a status condition. With this badge, you'll be able to use Surf out of battle, and we'll get that in the very next moment. Your Pokemon's defense will also increase with this badge. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After the battle, you'll be taken out of the gym by Wally's dad. He'll reward you with HM03: Surf. With this, you can surf across waters, but you'll need a water Pokemon to do so. If you don't have one, fish one out with your Old Rod like a Tentacool, Goldeen, or Magikarp. If not, a Marill works fine as well. Now that we have Surf, we can do a few side quests, so let's take a break from the main walkthrough. If you don't want to do any of these, just skip the next few sections and I'll meet you at route 118. --------------------------------Relaxing from our main adventure --------------------------------With 5 badges in hand, we can go do a few neat things now. First off, after teaching one of your Pokemon Surf, surf across the water to the right of the gym. At the end of it is the ever-awesome Max Revive. Now head to the southwest part of this city where you'll find another pond of water. Surf across this water and pick up the Ether on the other side. Time to go do some other things. ----------------------------The neat prize at Littleroot ----------------------------Now let's get out of Petalburg and head east onto route 102. Cross it to get to Oldale Town. Now head down south, cutting through route 101 to get to the town where we started it all, Littleroot Town. Head into your house (left if you're a boy, right if you're a girl). Talk to your mom. Since you've defeated your dad, she'll reward you with an Amulet Coin. If a Pokemon holds this item and is sent out to battle with it, you'll earn double the amount of money, which makes it sweet. So be sure to give it to a Pokemon you're going to use frequently in battle. Now that we got that out of the way, head back into Oldale Town. From here, head north up to route 103. We've got some more stuff to do. -------------------------The trainers at Route 103 -------------------------With Surf, we can get across the water at route 103. With Surf in our hands, swim across the water and you'll come across two trainers. Swim in front of them for a team battle. Swimmer Isabelle Marill, Level 15 (Water) \ \
/You can walk in between these two for a Swimmer Pete /team battle, giving you $240 Tentacool, Level 15 (Water/Poison) After that, swim to the right side of the water and you'll be on the other side of the route. Time to fight some more trainers, from going left to right in this route. Fisherman Andrew Magikarp, Level 5 (Water) Magikarp, Level 15 (Water) Tentacool, Level 10 (Water/Poison) Money: $600 Twims Amy and Liv - Match Call Trainers Plusle, Level 15 (Electric) Minun, Level 15 (Electric) Money: $360 Pokemon Miguel - Match Call Trainer Skitty, Level 15 (Normal) Money: $1200 Aroma Lady Daisy Shroomish, Level 14 (Grass) Roselia, Level 14 (Grass/Poison) Money: $560 After you defeated all these trainers, there are two who remain. But you'll need Cut to get to them. If you have it, Cut down the bush near you. The two trainers are right there, so battle them. Black Belt Rhett \ Makuhita, Level 15 (Fighting)\ Money: $480 \You can cut down the bush and walk in the /middle of these for a team battle, giving you Guitarist Marcos /$960 Voltorb, Level 15 (Electric)/ Money: $480 From here, head left and pick up the PP Up. All is done here. Head east and we'll get to another familiar place, route 110. Here, just head up all the way north into Mauville City. We've got a few more optional things to do. ----------------------New Mauville Adventure ----------------------The cave in Route 110 leads to New Mauville, but we'll need the basement key to do so. Head to Mauville City and you'll find your buddy Wattson outside the gym near the Pokemon Center. He's worried about the generator in New Mauville making all the noises and such. Talk to him and you'll get the basement key. Now head down south back into route 110. Head down and you'll get to the body of water, so use your Pokemon to Surf on it. Head right and sail across the water. You'll find the cave, so enter it. In here, unlock the door across from you and you'll be inside New Mauville. ******************************************************************************* NEW MAUVILLE POKEMON
Voltorb Magnemite Electrode Magneton
(Very (Very (Very (Very
Common) Common) Rare) Rare)
New electric Pokemon here. Voltorb can evolve into Electrode, one of the fastest Pokemon in the game. But aside from that, it has good stats, but it doesn't learn many good moves. But it can be a tool with Explosion, as it may cause you to faint, but it can deal serious damage to the opponent. Magenite is an electric/steel Pokemon. That said, you only need to worry about fire, fighting, and ground. It has a good defense and a good set of nasty attacks, so this is an electric Pokemon you may want to consider. Of course, you can get their evolved forms here, but just level them up to evolve them. ******************************************************************************* The trick for this puzzle is that there are blue and green switches. Both switches open and close certain doors, but you cannot have both switches activated at the same time, so follow carefully. Another thing is that to watch out for the items. Not all of them are real items. Some could turn out to be wild Voltorb, which means a wild Pokemon battle. When you enter the basement, head down and hit the blue switch to open the blue gate to the left. Enter the gate and you'll come to a room with a green switch. Hit the green switch. Now head left and follow this path to another room. You'll find another blue switch, but leave it alone and head into the opening to your right. In here, go all the way right through an opening until you get to an item. Pick it up and you'll get the Ultra Ball. Now head back left and you'll get to a small opening to your north. Head into this opening and you'll find an item. Pick it up and you'll get an Escape Rope. There is a blue switch where the Escape Rope was. Hit the switch and go through the newly opened gate to your left. In here, head north and you'll come across two items. The item on the left is a Paralyze Heal and the item on the right is a fake, so if you try to pick it up, you'll need to battle a Voltorb. Don't hit either switch. Head up north and follow the path until you get two openings to take. The one to your right is blocked off by a green gate, so head down south. Again, you'll get to two items, but one is a fake. The item on the right is a full Heal, and if you pick it up, you'll find a green switch. Hit it and it'll open up the gate to the right. Head right into the room. You'll find a red switch on the floor. Hit this switch and the generator will stop running. Also, before leaving this area, pick up the Thunderstone to the right of the generator. To get out of here, head back left. Since you left the green gate open, the blue gate is closed. Go down south and battle the Voltorb posing as an item. When it's gone, hit the blue switch. Now head back left and follow the path to the next set of switches. You don't need to hit either of them, so head south and then east, into the next area. Both green gates are locked. Go right and battle the Voltorb posing as an item. When it's gone, hit the green switch to open both gates. Head south through the small opening and then you'll find an open gate to your left. But to get to the beginning faster, take the gate on the right and you'll be back where the Ultra Ball was. From here, just follow the path until you get to the staircase. Once you get there, head up the stairs and out of this cave back onto Route 110. From here, surf back onto land and go into Mauville City. Wattson is waiting for you. Talk to him and he'll thank you and give you TM24: Thunderbolt as a reward for you. It's better than Shock Wave (the TM he gave you when you got the third badge). This is electric's best move in the game. It has awesome power (95) and accuracy (100) and even has a chance to paralyze a
Pokemon. Teach this to a Pokemon you're going to use for the rest of the game. We could do more side quests now, but getting to them would be a major pain in the ass at this area of the game. We can come back to them later. Head east onto Route 118 and to continue the main adventure. ---------Route 118 ---------******************************************************************************* ROUTE 118 POKEMON Zigzagoon Electrike Wingull Linoone Manectric Kecleon (Common) (Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Uncommon) (Very Rare)
All but one of these Pokemon should be familiar to you, which is Kecleon. It is a normal type Pokemon with an ability called Color Change. If it gets hit by an attack, the type changes to what it was hit by (so if it got hit by Shock Wave, it would turn into Electric type), so you'll need to fight with strategy when fighting this Pokemon. It has a really high special defense, but all other stats are average. Not a good Pokemon to keep in the long run. Since we have Surf and a Good Rod, I'm going to start listing the Pokemon you can get by fishing and surfing from now on. Here are Pokemon you can get by Surfing: Tentacool Wingull Pelipper (Very Common) (Common) (Rare)
Tentacool is a mix of Water and Poison who evolves into Tentacruel. It is actually a good Pokemon if you know how to use it right, as it has good speed and special attack. Just watch out for the weaknesses to psychic and ground and you're good to go. Pokemon by fishing: OLD ROD: Magikarp (Very Common) Tentacool (Common) Again, if you've fished up a Magikarp with an Old Rod on any previous routes, then you shouldn't need to worry here. It's just a really bad Pokemon with horrible stats. All it knows is Splash, which does absolutely nothing. It gets Tackle at level 15 and Flail at 30. But if you get it to Level 20, it evolves into an awesome Gyrados, and becomes Flying and Water. If you need a water Pokemon, Gyrados can be a good choice. GOOD ROD: Magikarp Tentacool Carvanha Very Common Common Common
Ok, we don't have the Good Rod. But the person with it is nearby, so I'll list it. Carvanha is the joke of Pokemon. Its defense and special defense are
atrocious. So bad it can't take a hit off anything. Sharpedo, its evolved form, isn't any better. They do get good special attack, but do not use it by any means. ******************************************************************************* Alright, here are the trainers on the left side of the water you'll need to surf across: Aroma Lady Rose - Match Call Trainer Roselia, Level 14 (Grass/Poison) Roselia, Level 14 (Grass/Poison) \ Shroomish, Level 14 (Grass) \ Money: $560 \You can walk in the middle of these /two for a team battle, giving you $584 Youngster Deandre / Zigzagoon, Level 14 (Normal) / Aron, Level 14 (Rock/Steel) Electrike, Level 14 (Electric) Money: $224 Fisherman Wade Tentacool, Level 16 (Water/Poison) Money: $640 Guitarist Dalton - Match Call Trainer Magnemite, Level 15 (Electric/Steel) Whismur, Level 15 (Normal) Money: $480 These are all the trainers on the west side of the water. Here are the trainers on the right side of the water: Interviewer Gabby and Ty Magnemite, Level 27 (Electric/Steel) Loudred, Level 27 (Normal) Money: $2592 You have the option for an interview after this fight, but all it does is give you a chance to be on TV during the news. Fisherman Barny Tentacool, Level 25 (Water/Poison) Carvanha, Level 25 (Water/Dark) Money: $1000 Bird Keeper Chester Taillow, Level 25 (Normal/Flying) Swellow, Level 25 (Normal/Flying) Money: $800 Bird Keeper Perry Wingull, Level 26 (Water/Flying) Money: $832 After surfing across the water, talk to the man next to the water and answer yes to his question. He'll give you the Good Rod, a rod used for fishing that can pick up higher level and better Pokemon than the old rod. So if you're in need for a water Pokemon, try fishing in the water right next to you. Continue right and you'll find an opening in the ledge. Head up it and continue heading east, battling the trainer on the sand. Before you get to the grass, Steven
will jump off the ledge above you and talk to you about raising Pokemon of different types to be successful. After, he'll take off, but we'll seem him again shortly. Now cross the grass and you'll get to another set of grass. Talk to the trainer in the grass for a battle. Then head up north in between the ledges for one more battle. From here, continue north following the path into the next route. ----------------------------------Route 119 and Team Aqua's Troubles ----------------------------------******************************************************************************* ROUTE 119 POKEMON Zigzagoon Linoone Oddish Tropius Kecleon (Common) (Common) (Common) (Uncommon) (Very Rare)
All of the above Pokemon except for one should be familiar to you. Tropius is a bad combination of grass/flying, giving it several weaknesses out there. Also has crappy set of moves, along with stats. A good HM Slave, however, as it can learn Cut, Fly, Strength, Rock Smash, and Flash. Ever needed someone that reliable? You can get the following Pokemon by surfing. Tentacool Wingull Pelipper (Very Common) (Common) (Rare)
You know all three of those Pokemon. No explanation needed. But, you can get the following Pokemon by fishing. OLD ROD Magikarp Tentacool GOOD ROD Magikarp Tentacool Carvanha (Very Common) (Common) (Very Common) (Common) (Common)
These are nothing new, but there's something highly worth nothing fishing in this route. There is an additional Pokemon you can catch here by the name of Feebas. It is like a Magikarp: horrible stats, bad moves, but if patient, it evolves into a excellent Pokemon. The thing is, finding it is a major pain in the ass. When fishing, it is only found in 6 of the "water tiles" you can fish in (there are about 400ish). So, fish on one water tile 2-5 times, and if you can't find Feebas, try another tile. This is very time consuming and annoying. You'll need surf to get to the other water tiles. After you catch one, you can breed it as many times as you want so you never have to go through this horrible process again. To change the 6 tiles Feebas can be found in, change the Trendy Phrase at Dewford Town. The 6 tiles are completely random, so there's no way to force it onto a certain tile. When you catch Feebas, you can't evolve it by leveling up. You'll have to feed it Dry Pokeblocks to increase its Beauty Rating. Also, if you can, make sure you can get a nature which likes Dry Pokeblocks. And when you do find Feebas on
a tile, you can keep on getting them from the same tile. After you get its beauty rating high enough, try leveling it up and see if it evolves into Milotic, which has great defense and can be a powerhouse. Also make sure you use berries that have dry flavors. I'll explain this later. ******************************************************************************* Now, for those pain in the ass trainers. The following trainers will be found in that tall grass. It's tall enough that it won't let you use your bike through the grass, so you'll have to walk through it. What's worse is the trainers who mirror you. You go left, they go right and vice versa. You go up, they go down and vice versa. Plus you can see the top of their heads from the grass, so you can go battle them. One thing to note is that the weather will always be rain here, which means Rain Dance is in effect. Fire will be weakened while water type attacks are strengthened. Try to use that to your advantage. But Catcher Kent Ninjask, Level 25 (Bug/Flying) Money: $400 Bug Maniac Donald Wurmple, Level 24 (Bug) Silcoon, Level 24 (Bug) Beautifly, Level 24 (Bug/Flying) Money: $1440 Bug Catcher Greg Volbeat, Level 25 (Bug) Illumise, Level 25 (Bug) Money: $400 Bug Maniac Taylor Wurmple, Level 27 (Bug) Cascoon, Level 27 (Bug) Dustox, Level 27 (Bug/Poison) Money: $1620 Bug Maniac Brent Surskit, Level 26 (Bug/Water) Money: $1560 Bug Catcher Doug Nincada, Level 28 (Bug) Ninjask, Level 28 (Bug/Flying) Money: $448 Start out this grassy area by battling the trainer just above the person on the bike. After this fight, head all the way left until you get to a set of trees. Now head up north and you'l
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