TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.Introduction 2.Version History 3.Legal Uses 4.Walkthrough 5.Extras Walkthrough 5.1 Starting your Adventure 5.2 Twinleaf Town 5.3 Your First Pokemon 5.4 Going to Sandgem Town 5.5 Route 202 5.6 Jubilife City 5.7 Route 203 5.8 Oreburgh Gate 5.9 Oreburgh City and Gym 5.1.1 Oreburgh Mine 5.1.2 Route 207 5.1.3 Route 204 Ravaged Path 5.1.4 Floaroma Town 5.1.5 Route 205 5.1.6 Valley Windworks and Floaroma Meadow 5.1.7 Eterna Forest 5.1.8 Cheryl 5.1.9 The Old Chateau 6.0 Eterna City 6.1 Get HM 01 Cut 6.2 Eterna Gym 6.3 Galactic Eterna Building 6.4 Cycling Roadw 6.5 Wayward Cave 6.6 Mira 6.7 Mt. Coronet and Route 208 6.8 A Stop in Hearthome City 6.9 Route 209 and the Lost Tower 7.0 Solaceon Town 7.1 The Day-Care Center 7.2 Solaceon Ruins 7.2 The Unknown 7.3 Route 210 7.4 Route 215 7.5 Cafe Cabin and Moomoo Milk 7.6 Road Block 7.7 East to Veilstone City 7.8 Rainy Area 7.9 Training Area 8.0 Veilstone City 8.1 Veilstone Department Store 8.2 The Game Corner and the Grooming Lady 8.3 Veilstone Gym 8.4 Help out Dawn 8.5 HM 02 Fly Yum! 8.6 Route 214, Route 213, and Valor Lakefront 8.7 Ruin Maniac Tunnel 8.8 Seven Stars Restaurant 8.9 Hotel Grand Lake 9.0 Pastoria City and Pastoria Gym 9.1 Pastoria Great Marsh and HM 05 Defog 9.2 The Scarf Guy 9.3 The Move Tutor 9.4 Pastoria Gym 9.5 Chase That Grunt 9.6 Get the SecretPotion 9.7 Route 212, Pokemon Mansion, and Route 210 9.8 Celestic Town 9.9 The Celestic Ruins and HM 03 Surf 10.0 Hearthome City (2nd visit) 10.1 Hearthome Gym 10.2 Route 218 10.3 Canalave City 10.4 Canalave Gym 10.5 Iron Island 10.6 Riley and the Egg 10.7 Canalave Library 10.8 Lake Valor, Saturn, and Azelf 10.9 Lake Verity, Mars, and Mesprit 11.0 Mt. Coronet, Route 216, and Route 217 11.1 Snowpoint City 11.2 Snowpoint Temple 11.3 Snowpoint Gym 11.4 Lake Acuity, Jupiter, and Uxie 11.5 Veilstone City (2nd visit) 11.6 Galactic Veilstone HQ 11.7 Save the Pokemon of the Lakes 11.8 Mt. Coronet (2nd visit) 11.9 Mars and Jupiter 12.0 Cyrus and Dialga or Palkia 12.1 Lakes Verity, Acuity, and Valor (2nd visits) 12.2 Route 222 12.3 Sunyshore City and Encouter with Flint 12.4 Vista Lighthouse 12.5 Sunyshore Gym 12.6 Meet Johto's Jasmine and HM 07 Waterfall 12.7 Route 223 12.8 Victory Road 12.9 RIVAL BATTLE FINALE: The Pokemon League 13.0 The Pokemon League: The Elite Four: Aaron, Bertha, Flint, and Lucian 13.1 The Pokemon League: The Champion: Cynthia Extras 13.2 Celestic Town: The Pokedex Finished at Long Last 13.3 Professor Oak and the National Pokedex 13.4 Pokemon Swarms 13.5 Gotta Catch 'Em All! 13.6 Shinoh Pokedex 13.7 Extras 13.8 Secrets 13.9 Tips 14.0 Frequently Asked Questions 14.1 Thanks INTRODUCTION Hi! This is my first FAQ that I have written so I'm very sorry if I don't answer all your questions. I also have not currently finished the game yet so I do forgive anyone and understand if you think this is funny. This guide is NOT SPOILER FREE. It will have spoilers so if you don't want to read them I will announce them. For obvious reasons I will not post stats, pictures, or anything related. Also please note that I will be guiding Gyms and Rival Battles as if you had the "Recommended Pokemon" so I'm sorry, but I will be fixing that once I have completed the walkthrough. Thank you for your patience. Also I'll be guiding important battles as if you had the moves I had so I'm sorry ditto and I will update later. Thanks. Note that I will not add any in depth stuff that isn't there until I have finished my first draft of the complete walkthrough. Sorry for inconvience, but I need to work on this for a little more time before I tell you every little tidbit of the game, so. Now to the guide...oh sorry a few more things. Hehehe! Sorry 'bout that! Now that that's taken care of please enjoy this Walkthrough. I hope it helps you! Also the only difference between Diamond and Pearl are version exclusive Pokemon. VERSION HISTORY (Not sure how big this is) Version 0.15 -Pretty much just the basics up until before Eterna Forest. -Trying to get wild Pokemon lists for grass and water areas. -Honey Trees basics Version 0. 20 -Eterna Gym added -most of items until 1st visit to Mt. Coronet -Recommended Pokemon -Recommended Types Version 0.35 -All the way until Pastoria City -Trying to get items -Trying to get trainer's Pokemon -Most basic information -Detailed information for Gyms -Detailed information for Rival Battles Version 0.67 -All the way until Lake Verity 2nd visit -Basic info mostly -trying to get in-depth stuff -detailed Gyms (battles) -detailed Rival battles -detailed Galactic Battles -most basic walkthrough until 2nd visit to Lake Verity Version 0.70 -Same as 0.67 except all the way up to Lake Acuity 1st visit -trying to get in-depth caves and Routes -items and pokemon information is coming along -basic info -important battles are detailed -adding training and battling tips Version 0.77 -only basic info until after capturing Mesprit Version 0.79 -all the way until just before the last Gym battle -only basic info -all basics Legal Uses Version 0.85 -Basic info until Aaron of the Elite Four -only basics -no in-depth -added a little more info on certain areas This walkthrough and all parts of it are not to be reproduced, redistributed, or anything related. None of this guide is to be used without my permission. Here are the websites allowed to use this guide. www.gamefaqs.com I know it's only one site, but this is the only site I trust so bear with me. Anyway to say all that junk up there in my words: Don't copy any part of this walkthrough. Only Gamefaqs can use it. You are allowed to print this guide,but only for your personal and private use. (You can show it to your friends with the game and all that, but no sending to a site that I don't allow!) By the way I will try to update this guide at all possible chances so if you need something e-mail at email@example.com. If it has something to do with the guide put faq or guide or diamond or etc in the main heading okay. Good and many many thanks to you! Starting Your Adventure At the beginning of the game Professor Rowan will say hi and tell you to hit the center of the Pokeball. The ball is on the touch screen. Just hit the button with your stylus or your finger. A Munchlax will come out. Professor Rowan will keep talking about nothing really. You can simply keep hitting 'A' unitl he's done. When he's done he will ask if you're a boy or a girl. Choose the one you want. It will have no impact on gameplay. After that he will tell you to type in your name. Do so. Then he will ask you what your rival's name is. You can it whatever you want, but I'll be referring to your rival as Markus. After all the names and stuff you'll get shrukified into the game. Twinleaf Town You'll start in your room. Go downstairs. Your mom will tell you Markus came looking for you. Go to his house. To get there go out side. Then go to the middle of the street. Go up to the last row of houses. His house is the one with the mailbox I think. Go inside and talk to Markus' mom. She'll tell you he probably left. So go to route 201 and your rival should smash into you. He wants to go to the lake. So you have to go with him. Just head left then up. When you get to Lake Verity you see the Professor and his assistant. They leave. Your rival notices that they left a briefcase. So naturally you have to check it out. But when you get close to it two Pokemon attack you. You're forced to use a Pokemon from the briefcase. There are three just choose the one you want. There's Turtwig, it's a grass Pokemon. Chimchar the fire Pokemon. And finally Piplup the water Pokemon. I chose Turtwig, but then got rid of it before the third gym. I recomend Chimchar even though the first gym is Rock type. Anyway just pick a Pokemon and defeat the Pokemon with it. The wild pokemon are Starly. Your rival will pick the Pokemon that is strong against yours. So... You picked Turtwig Chimchar Piplup He picked Chimchar Piplup Turtwig Anyway Markus will say his Pokemon was better than yours. Then the professors' assistant who I'm going to refer to as Dawn, comes back and says that the professor is going to be mad since you used his Pokemon. She's takes the briefcase,but leaves the Pokemon with you. Leave the lake and try to go home. On the way you meet the professor. He inspects your Pokemon then says to visit him in Sandgem Town. Go home and your mom will see your Pokemon. She'll give you the running shoes then you can go. Going To Sandgem Town Go back to Route 201 after getting your new shoes. Hold B and to run. Now instead of going left you can go right to get to Sandgem Town since you have a Pokemon. Go up all the way to the top of the big patch of grass. Talk to the lady there and she'll give you a Potion and tell you about the Poke Mart. Head into Sandgem Town and you'll see Dawn. She'll take you to the Professor. The Professor inspects your Pokemon again. He says you can keep it then gives you a Pokedex so you can record all the Shinoh Pokemon for him. After all the talking go to the Pokemon Center, the building with the pokeball on it. Talk to the lady behind the counter and she'll take your Pokemon. She heals them then gives them back. Pokemon Centers are a Trainer's best friend. Before you go anywhere go to the building with the blue roof. This is the Poke Mart. Step in and buy some Potions before you go. You have $3000. Buy maybe 4-5 potions. When you leave you bump into Dawn. She tells you that you should tell your mom where you're going. Route 202 Here you can find Shinx, and electric Pokemon, Bidoof a water and normal Pokemon, and Starly a Flying type Pokemon in abundance. You can also find a bug type pokemon Kricketot, but only during morning,4:00am-10:00 am and night 8:00pm-4:00 am. Kricketot never come out during the day. Dawn is up ahead. She teaches you how to catch a wild pokemon. I recomend catching a Shinx. Since you only need to SEE every pokemon for your pokedex to be considered complete catch a Shinx, but just encounter a Starly and Bidoof. Some trainers will have Kricketot for your Pokedex. After teaching you how to catch a Pokemon Dawn will give you 5 pokeballs. If you need more you can buy them for $200 at the Poke Mart. Battle all the trainers you find. If you already have one start out with Shinx then switch it out for your starter pokemon. This is an efficient way to level up weak pokemon. When you come to the top of the Route go into Jubilife City Jubilife City Heal at the Pokemon Center and buy some stuff at the Poke Mart if necessary then a little beyond the Poke Center you'll see a guy in a suit. Talk to him. He tells you to find three clowns hiding in the city. Go east of his position and you'll see the first clown. Talk to him and he gives you a coupon. The next clown is by the Poketch company. Go up to the cross road then go left. Keep going a little further then go up. You'll see another clown. Talk to him to get another coupon. One to go. If you didn't see him before there's a clown in front of the Jubilife TV station. From the Poketch Company go right. When you see a girl with a red bow go up and you should see him. Talk to him. He gives you your last coupon. Now go back to the guy in the suit and he'll give you a Poketch. Now a few things before we head to Route 203. Make sure that your starter is at least level 10. The higher the better. Now if you caught a Shinx I recomend that it be at least level 7. If they aren't then head back to Route 202 to train. If you got Turtwig like me then it should learn Absorb at level 9. Shinx will have just Tackle and Leer if I'm correct. If you're the person that likes to over train like some of my friends. You should be at about level 15. Anyway make sure your starter is at least level 10 and your Shinx is 7. If you caught a Starly or Bidoof instead then 7 is good too. If you have Chimchar then it learns Ember at level 7 and Taunt at level 9. So level 9 for Chimchar. If you picked Piplup then it learns Bubble at level eight. Anyway once you think you're ready head out to Route 203. Route 203 If you walk like 10 steps Markus will smash into you. He says he wants to see if you got tougher. Rival Battle! Pokemon: Your Starter Turtwig Chimchar Piplup His Starter Chimchar Piplup Turtwig He has a Starly regardless of what you picked. His Starly is level 7 and his starter is level 9. So if you picked Turtwig or Chimchar be careful. If you picked Piplup you're safe cause Turtwig's Special Attack is really bad. Take out his Starly with your Shinx. If your Shinx gets KOed then just take out Starly with your starter. When he sends out his starter just attack. with yours. If you still have your SHinx then attack with him till he gets KOed. Same thing goes if you got a Starly or a Bidoof. When you win he tells you it's beginners luck then runs off. Same wild pokemon here just + Zubat at night and Abra anytime. If you have an Old Rod then you can catch Magikarp in the water. Battle all the trainers here! Do this! You have an up coming gym battle in the next city. Oreburgh Gate I recommend getting a Zubat now so that when it evolves it will like you enough so that your Golbat will evolve quickly. Here there are only two kinds of Pokemon: Zubat and Geodude. You're sure to see at least one of each unless you used Repel. This place has two floors but you can't go to the basement until you have Rock Smash. Come back here after you beat the Oreburgh gym. Talk to the hiker you see when you enter the cave. Don't worry he isn't a Trainer. Even if he was that would be a good thing. He gives you TM 70 Flash. Teach it to Shinx. If you really don't like Shinx then just teach it Flash you only need to use it once or twice. After Wayward Cave you can just dump Shinx in your PC if you don't like it. Oreburgh City and Gym When you arrive in the city go down the steps then south then east. Keep going east until you see Markus. Talk to him and he tells you you got there so late that the Gym Leader Roark left for the Oreburgh Mines. Markus then leaves. Keep heading east until you come to the Pokemon Center. Heal your Pokes then head all the way south. Head into Oreburgh Mines to find Roark. It isn't that complicated. You should be able to find him without me telling you how. After you talk to him he shows you how to smash a rock then invites you to come to the gym. Before you go to the gym heal up from the wild Pokemon and Trainers then buy necessary supplies. The Poke Mart is north of the gym. Before you even try to challenge the gym here are a few tips. Evolve your starter. Piplup evolves into Prinplup and gains the Steel type at 16. It learns Metal Claw too. Teach it Metal claw to give you another advantage besides just water. Chimchar evolves the earliest. It evolves to Monferno and gains the fighting type at level 14. When it evolves it also learns the move Mach Punch teach Mach Punch to it so that you have an advantage against Roark. Turtwig evolves at level 18. It doesn't gain the ground type until Grotle, Turtwig's evolved form evolves at level 32 into Torterra. Whatever pokemon starter you chose it will have a move that is super effective against Roark's pokemon. Also in one of the condominiums next to the Poke Mart there's guy who will trade you an Abra for a Machop. You can catch a Machop on Route 207 north of Oreburgh City. Also on the 2nd floor of the condominium is a guy who will give you a Heal Ball every time you show him a different Zubat. I recomend catching one. Not only to get a Heal Ball, but also because it and all its evolutions can learn Fly which you'll get later on. Heal Balls completely heal the pokemon you catch with it. Here are preparation tips for before the gym battle. Evolve your starter. Make sure all your other pokemon are at least level 12. Then you can challenge the gym. Oreburgh Gym There are two trainers before the Gym Leader. They have Rock type pokemon Just beat them and you won't have to go all around. If you beat them it's just a straight path to Roark. Gym Leader Roark Oreburgh Gym Leader Type: Rock Recommended Types: Water, Grass, Fighting, and Ground Pokemon: Geodude: Level 12, Onix level 12. Types Rock-Ground Cranidos: Level 14 Type: Rock My Party: Shinx level: 13 and Turtwig level: 16 Recommended Pokemon: Monferno level: 17 and Luxio level: 15. Put your starter first. Don't use your Shinx.(or Luxio if it's level 15. That is when it evolves) Just attack with your starter. Spam with either Mach Punch, Metal Claw, Bubble, or Absorb and Razor Leaf. Make sure you trained your Shinx a lot before this gym because unless you're trying to get it killed you shouldn't use it. Use Razor Leaf and Bubble if you can these attacks will do quadruple damage to Geodude and Onix. Geodude and Onix are pushovers,but Cranidos is where the power is. His Headbutt and HeadSmash will quickly KO even your best pokemon. Use anyone of the attacks that I mentioned they will all do damage in the same area. When you win Roark will give you the Coal Badge and TM76 Stealth Rock. The Coal Badge allows you to use Rock Smash outside of battle. Stealth Rock damages your opponents pokemon whenever they switch out. When you win heal up at the Pokemon Center then check out Route 207. Route 207 You can find Machop here to trade for the lady's Abra so if you want an Abra catch a Machop here and trade her. There's nothing here besides a guy who wants to get over the sand and grass. So we have to head back to Jubilife City for now. So head back to Jubilife City. From Jubilife City head north. You'll see Professor Rowan and Dawn being attacked by two Team Galactic thugs. Double battle them with Dawn and teach them a lesson. They'll run off so you can get to Floaroma Twon now. Route 204 and Ravaged Path If you head east at the beginning of the route you can go through the grass to find a Pokeball item sprite. I'm not sure what's in it. Battle the trainers to level up your Pokemon once or twice. When you reach a bulletin you can enter Ravaged Path. In this cave make sure one of your Pokemon can use Rock Smash. You need this not only to get through, but also to get two items. Come back after you have the Hearthome Gym Badge to get four more items by Surfing. (I'm very, very, very sorry that I don't the items.) Before you enter Floaroma Town you have to double battle two trainers. You use the first two Pokemon of your party. Floaroma Town When you arrive in Floaroma Town first go to the flower shop north of the Poke Mart. You can pick berries on both sides of the entrance. Don't use the berries until you can reproduce them or else you'll run out. After doing everything you have to do head west of the Pokemon Center then when you reach the border trees head north. You should see two Galactic grunts. You don't have to battle them, but they won't allow you in Floaroma meadow either. Since you can't do anything here exit the town east. Route 205 Keep heading east until you see a little girl. Talk to her and she'll tell you that her dad was kidnapped by Team Galactic to do their dirty work. Keep going until you see a bridge. If you try to cross it two Galactic grunts will stop you. Unfortunately they won't let you across until they've finished at Valley Windworks. Hmmmm the girl's father was taken to Valley Windworks. Team Galactic can't be doing good. Time for a rescue! Valley Windworks and Floaroma Meadow Keep heading east until you see a patch of grass you're in Valley Windworks yay!Anyway talk to the grunt guarding the door and he'll battle you to keep you out. I'm not sure, but I think that he has a Zubat and a Glameow. For those Pokemon veterans Glameow is this game's version of Skitty. But for those who don't know so much it's merely a normal type nuisiance. Put it away with fighting type attacks like Low Kick, Rock Smash, and Karate Chop. If you have a Machop it'll do away with Glameow in no time. As for Zubat just do him just like all the other Zubat you've battled. It's just a smidge tougher. If you have a Geodude it should've learned Rock Throw by now so just whip him out and bye-bye Zubat. Of course if you don't have a Geodude just use a Shinx or your starter. When you beat him miserably he decides to lock you out. Too bad he accidentally blurts out that his cohorts over by Floaroma Meadow are in possession of the Works Key that you need to get in. So just head over there for another heroic rescue. Or maybe not since you didn't really rescue anyone yet. If you head back over to where those grunts were they aren't there anymore. So naturally head into Floaroma Meadow. You see the grunts bugging some guy about some Sweet Honey hmmmm. Anyhow just beat their sorry little cans and be on your way. The guy will reward you by giving you some Honey. Well he doesn't give it to you, but you can buy it for a mere $100. Spend a lot on Honey it will pay for it self in time. The guy who I'll be calling the Honey Guy teaches you about Honey. So there's a Honey Tree a little ways past him. Slather some Honey on it and wait about 10-12 hours. After 10-12 hours come back and check it. Unless you play video games a lot you'll either have to check it really early in the morning or really late at night. Anyway if you check the Honey tree in no less than 10 hours and no more than 12 hours there's a good chance you can pick up one of these rare Pokemon: Cherubi, Combee, Munchlax, Heracross, Burmy, or Aipom. All of which can only be obtained this way. So I'd recommend getting either a Cherubi, Combee, or Heracross. The others you only really need for your Pokedex. Cherubi evolves into the great Pokemon Cherrim. Female Combee evolve into the great, but slow Pokemon Vespiquen. And Heracross doesn't evolve, but it does learn a horde of great fighting and bug type moves like Megahorn and Reversal. By the way if you check between 11-12 hours chances are you'll get a Combee. If this proves to be true save before you click on the tree. If the Combee is a boy reset and try again. The gender, level, and stats will be randomized, but the Pokemon will be the same. (Thanks to serebii.net for this information) So just keep resetting until you get a female Combee. Combee don't learn any moves during their whole miserable lives. Only their evolved forms Vespiquen can learn level up moves. So unless you spot a female Combee reset. Upon their sneaky escape the Galactic Grunts dropped the Works Key. So let's head back to Valley Windworks. I almost forgot you can find five types of Pokemon here: Shellos, Buizel, Bidoof, and Pachirisu. If you can find one I'd recommend catching a Pachirisu. They have the Pickup ability which mean they have a small chance of picking up a random item depending on their level after every battle! Carry it around and soon your pack will be full of items. When you get back just click the door and you'll use the Key to open it. When you get in that grunt you beat will run away to alert Commander Mars, the evil fashion diva of this whole operation. There's only 1 or 2 grunts inside besides Mars so this fight should be a sinch. Again the grunts usually carry these Pokemon. I will try to notify you if there are exceptions. Zubat and it's evolutions, Wurmple and its evolutions, Bronzor and its evolutions, Glameow and its evolutions, Abra and its evolutions, Sneasel and its evolutions, and Stunky and its evolution. Anyway to my knowlege this grunt has a Zubat and Glameow also. When you get to Mars she insults you the says that the little girl's father isn't going anywhere. So battle commence. GALACTIC BATTLE I MARS TEAM GALACTIC COMMANDER POKEMON: Zubat and Purugly (evolution of Glameow) RECOMMENDED POKEMON: Machop, Monferno, Luxio, Golbat, Geodude MY POKEMON: Grotle and Luxio Her Zubat is level 14 and her Purugly is between levels 16-18. Sorry I can't remember, but I think it's 18. If you train a lot and find out it's lower then that's a good thing. Hehehe Take out her Zubat in the same manner as all the rest of the Zubat you've fought. Her Purugly is a tad less easy. If you have a Grotle or Monferno then you can take it out with either Rock Smash or Mach Punch. If you chose Piplup then your Prinplup will just take a few more minutes to beat. Use your Prinplup's Metal Claw or Bubble to take it out in the same manner. When you win the screen will go black for a second and the Team Galactic members will take off. The little girl will run in and thank you as well as her father. She'll mention something about a balloon Pokemon coming a certain day of the week. This Pokemon is Drifloon. It comes around in front of the door every Friday as a sprite you can't miss it. After hearing all that leave Valley Windworks and proceed to Route 205. The Team Galactic grunts will be gone so you can now cross the bridge. If you cross the bridge you will see a boy by a Honey Tree. Talk to him to learn a little bit. Go by him and pass through the patch of grass. If you want to I recommend catching a Shellos. The Shellos here will be pink. If you do catch one it will later evolve into a Gastrodon in the twentyish levels. Keep going until you see some stairs in the grass. Go up and you should see a hiker. You can battle him, but more importantly there's an item! If you keep going you will come to two stair wells. The first one leads to a trainer. Battle her, she has grass type pokemon I think. Then go up the small area of grass then take a left. You'll go under a bridge and find a Pokeball, an Oran Berry, and a Pecha Berry. Oran berries restore your HP by 10 and Pecha berries heal poison. Go back to the stairs. If you didn't battle her already there's a camper near the berries. Head back up the stairs and continue north. Cross the bridge you went under and you see another hiker. There's a patch of grass. Go through and battle a Battle Girl. Up north past her there's a camper and a house. There's nothing in the house so don't bother. If you go north even more you'll see the entrance to Eterna Forest as well as a Bug Catcher. If you want to try to go the other side instead you can, but it won't get you anywhere. You need Cut to get through. So just go through Eterna Forest. Eterna Forest: Cheryl When you enter Eterna Forest a girl will tell you that she heard about Team Galactic and wants you to take her through the forest. Do her and yourself a favor and take her through. During the time she's with you. She will heal your Pokemon fully after every battle. You will also encounter two wild Pokemon at a time. Those paired wild Pokemon can only be caught when they are unpaired. (Thanks to the Serebii.net for this) When you see a Pokemon you want defeat the other one before you throw a Pokeball. The girl will tell you her name is Cheryl. She has a level 15 Chansey. Chansey's moves are Softboiled, Egg Bomb, Heal Bell, and Refresh. Battle with her as much as you can. This is also a good time to train your weak Pokemon as they will be healed after every battle. near the end of the forest you'll see some trees that you can cut down. Come back after you have Cut and the Forest Badge. When you cut down the trees you can enter the Old Chateau. Old Chateau After getting the Eterna Gym Badge come back to the Old Chateau. In here there are only Gastly. You can also find Haunter, but only after you get the National Pokedex. You can find TMs Substitute, Sleep Talk, an Old Gateau a medicine that heals any statuses, and an Elixir. Eterna City To get to Eterna City after you're out of Eterna Forest just cross a bridge. There are fishermen, but they won't battle you unless you talk to them. Don't battle them as they only have teams of 5 or 6 Magikarp. At the Pokemon Center talk to everyone. A certain lady will give you the Friendship Checker app for the Poketch. You can look around. North of the Pokemon Center is the Galactic Eterna Building except we can't go in there yet. East of the Galactic Building is a house where you can buy bitter herbs. They aren't expensive either. So if you have a Pokemon that likes bitter food, that you want to be friendly to you stock up on Energy Roots and Energy Powder. These are very bitter restoration herbs that will make a Pokemon that likes bitter food happy. South of the Pokemon Center is the Poke Mart and the bike shop. But we can't get a a bike yet so just stock up on herbs and stuff at the herb and Poke Marts. Below the Poke Mart is the Eterna Gym. I will list tips and preparation ideas in the Eterna Gym section. Also don't try to leave the city through the east exit. It leads to Mt. Coronet and you need HM 04 Strength to proceed. Getting HM 01 Cut If you're going to visit the herb shop then this will be right before that. Just head north from the Pokemon Center and start to head east. A girl named Cynthia will stop you and give you Cut saying it will help you finish your Pokedex. Eterna Gym Before you even try to challenge Eterna Gym make sure that all your Pokemon are at least level 19. Try to have your starter at level 22 or higher. If yo have Monferno or Staravia then this battle will be a cake walk. If you picked Piplup or Turtwig however then it's a different story. If you don't have a Monferno or Chimchar then I recommend going back to Oreburgh Gate to get a Zubat. Train the Zubat to level 22. It'll evolve into Golbat. Shortly before it evolves it should learn Wing Attack a flying type move. If you don't think it's worth the effort to evolve it then just level it into the high 'teens making sure it's at least level 19. If you train it to 19 then it should've learned Wing Attack. Anyway before you battle Gardenia the gym leader you have to find 3 trainers who are hiding. The first one is just south of Gardenia's spot. So just go up there. Then head into the west area. There should be a little area to go to when you get in that's where the first trainer is. Defeat him and he'll give you a clue. If you're smart enough you should be able to find the other two. Just you his clue to find the next trainer and so on until you battle the last trainer who is a Beauty person. After you beat them all then you can challenge Gardenia. Gardenia Eterna City Gym Leader Type: Grass Pokemon Cherubi 19, Turtwig 19, and Roserade 22 Recommended Types: Fire, Flying, Poison Recommended Pokemon: Zubat, Golbat, Chimchar, Monferno, Staravia My Pokemon: Luxio, Grotle, Combee If you have one of the Pokemon I recommended then this battle will be a cake walk. If you don't then get one! This battle is pretty impossible if you don't have a Flying or Fire type Pokemon. Her Cherubi can be taken down by literally everything. For Turtwig just spam with a Pokemon I recommended, most preferred Golbat or you can take it out with your starter. For Roserade you really do need one of those recommended Pokemon. If you chose Chimchar as your starter then just spam its Ember. Golbat spam its Wing Attack, same goes for Staravia. When you win she'll give you the Forest Badge and TM 86 Grass Knot. Grass Knot does more damage to heavier Pokemon. Now you can go to the Old Chateau so I recommend going there and catching a Gastly. (Haunter really helps later in the game.) After that heal then head over to the Galactic Eterna Building for a heroic rescue. Galactic Eterna Building Cut down the tree in front and just barge in. No one will notice you unless you talk to them or try to go up the stairs. In all you only have to fight 4 grunts plus Team Galactic Commander Jupiter. So if you don't like double battles just talk to each grunt guarding the stairs separately. On the 2nd floor you don't have to fight anyone if you don't want to. If you still aren't level 22 all over I would suggest battling everyone. On the third floor you battle one grunt and a Galactic Scientist. Finally on the 4th floor talk to Jupiter to battle her. Galactic Commander Fight I Jupiter Team Galactic Commander Pokemon: Zubat 18, Skuntank 20 Recommended Types: Pyschic, Ground, Electric My Team: Luxio, Grotle, Combee Take out her Zubat with whatever you took out Gardenia's Turtwig and Cherubi with. Then take out her Skuntank with your starter unless you have a Grotle. Then just use whatever you have. It isn't that strong. After you beat her the bike shop manager who was being held hostage invites you over to get a bike. His shop is south of the Pokemon Center. Go over there and pick up your brand new bike! Then head south out of Eterna City onto Cycling Road. Cycling Road Not much to say about this just start cycling. There are trainers here. They have Pokemon like Ponyta, Staravia, and Bronzor. Just head to the bottom. When you exit head right and cut down the trees. Head all the way north until you find a cave. Wayward Cave Not much to say here either till the next section. Just head all the way to the uttermost north-east corner of the cave to find a girl named Mira. Mira Again not much to say. Just take her to the exit of the cave. Mira acts exactly like Cheryl so just battle all the trainers and battle as many wild Pokemon as you can. She battles with her Kadabra. I think it's level 20. Just get her out and you can move on. You don't have to even bother with Wayward Cave, but you should even if you were much stronger than Gardenia. Mt. Coronet and Route 208 Just head back to the exit of Cycling Road. Then head south. Dawn will appear and ask you to pick which hand you want. It really doesn't matter which one you pick as she will give you both anyway. You get a Dowsing app for the Poketch which to Pokemon veterans is just like the Itemfinder. It lets you find hidden items. She'll give you the Vs. Seeker too which will let you re-battle people other then Gym Leaders. Head east and battle the three guys. Head into Mt. Coronet. SPOILERS WARNING You'll meet a blue haired guy who later reaveals himself as Cyrus the leader of Team Galactic. END OF SPOILERS You need Rock Smash so slap that on someone. Just smash all the rocks to get through. When you get out you're on a sort of mountain. Just head across the bridge. When you see the three ways you can go. Go up. You'll see a Black Belt trainer after a few seconds. Battle him then head west until you see some stairs. Go down for an X Speed. Go back to the three way. Battle the hiker if you haven't already. Then cross the bridge and battle the second hiker. Go up then left. You'll see some smashable rocks. Break them to get one Pokeball. Then head to your right. Go down the stairs into the grass. Head right and battle the Aroma Lady. She'll have a Roselia and a Budew I think. Keep going until you see some berries. Pick them then head south. Battle the artist and keep heading south. Keep going south of the Honey Tree you'll see. If you keep going you'll see a guy hiding. Talk to him to get an Old KeyStone. You'll use that later. Head back into that house you saw by the berries. Talk to the old guy. He's the Berry Master. He gives you a berry each day though not necessarily rare ones. Talk to the girl and the lady. The girl gives you the Berry Searcher app for the Poketch. This lets you search Shinoh for ripe berries you might have forgotten about. The lady will sell mulch that will help your berries grow. Buy some if you want to grow berries. There are Psyduck, Bidoof, Meditite, Machop, Bibarel, and Zubat here. If you like them, I don't catch a Bibarel to Surf with later. Then continue east to Hearthome City. A Stop in Hearthome City There's not much to do here since you can't battle Fantina the Gym Leader yet. When you enter the city a Buneary runs into you. A girl comes and thanks you for catching it. She tells you to come over to the Contest Hall so she can thank you properly. To get there go right then up then left. Head north from the Poke Mart and east from the Pokemon Center. Pass one house then go up. The huge building is the Contest Hall. Talk to Fantina and she'll brush you off saying you're much too weak to battle her. She's right. Head inside. Keira will see you and give you Glitter Powder an accessory for Contests. You get the Fashion Case somewhere, but I'm not sure where. I'm dreadfully sorry. Your mom is there too. She'll give you either a Tuxedo or a Dress to where for Contests. You can try to win one. But you shouldn't before you feed your Pokemon Poffin. It's like Poke Blocks. You can make Poffin in the Poffin House next to the Poke Mart. You cook berries. Match the flavor of the Poffin with the flavor either your Pokemon likes or the Contest you want it to win. Poffin will increase your Pokemon's condition. That will help you win contests more easily. Here's a chart. Cool=Spicy Beauty=Dry Smart=Bitter Tough=Sour Cute=Sweet. Talk to the lady in the house next to the Pokemon Center too. She's a friend of Bill who invented the Pokemon Storage System or the PC. After you talk to her your game will say Bebe's PC instead of Someone's PC every time you open it. She's like Bill from the first and second generations and Lanette from the third. Before you can make Poffins you have to go to the Pokemon Fan Club house. It's the house on the right side of the Poke Mart. You have to go a little ways. Talk to the lady to see how much your Pokemon like you and talk to the guy to get a Poffin Case. You set now. To the North-west side of the Pokemon Center is Amity Park where you can take Psyduck, Drifloon, Clefairy, Pachirisu, Happiny, or Buneary for a walk. They'll occasionally pick up accessories or berries. The berries will be rare. This is also the only main place to get your accessories. When you try to leave through the right side you have to battle your rival. MINOR SPOILERS: When you win a hiker will give you a Pokemon Egg. It will hatch into the ultra rare pre-evolve of Chansey, Happiny. END OF SPOILERS Now to the Rival battle. Markus again will smash into you. You're going to have a broken bone or two soon. hehehe RIVAL BATTLE II Party Pokemon: You Chose: Turtwig Chimchar Piplup His Party Staravia 19 Staravia 19 Staravia 19 Buizel 20 Roselia 20 Buizel 20 Roselia 20 Ponyta 20 Ponyta 20 Monferno 21 Prinplup 21 Grotle 21 Recommended Pokemon: Golbat, Haunter, Vespiquen My Party: Luxio, Grotle, Vespiquen Take out his Staravia with an electric Pokemon if you have one. I recommend Luxio. If he has a Ponyta just take it out with your starter. If you have Grotle or Prinplup you should be smart enough to figure this out. If not just spam Mach Punch. Roselias go down with either a Golbat or your starter. For his starter use Golbat for Grotle and Monferno use Wing Attack or Air Cutter. For Prinplup use a Grass type Pokemon or a Haunter with either Shadow Punch or Night Shade. Just make sure that all your Pokes are at least level 19 which they should be. If your starter isn't at least 22 yet you need to train A LOT. If your starter isn't level 22 yet then you're going to have a tough time with the next Gym. Route 209 and the Lost Tower When you beat Markus he runs off saying he's going to beat you to the next Gym. On Route 209 there are Starly, Staravia, Bibarel, Mime Jr. in Diamond, Bonsly in Pearl, Chansey, Gastly at night, and Zubat during the night also. Going a little ways you'll find a trainer. If you beat your rival all the trainers on this route should be pieces of your favorite cake. Head out by the water and talk to the lone fisherman on the small piece of harbor. Answer his question with Yes and he gives you a Good Rod. Now you catch more than just Magikarp! Keep going. If you see the person with the visor running don't worry he won't fight you. Pick the berries north then battle the twins. If you keep going you'll see what appears to be a Pikachu. Talk to him and it's actually a trainer. Obviously he has a Pikachu so you can prepare for that. Head away from the water and you'll see a Jogger and another girl. I think they'll battle you, but if they don't then that's a plus. Past the Jogger is a little pile of rocks. Click on it and use the Odd KeyStone. You can't do anything now, but after you get the National Pokedex we can come back here for a pleasant surprise. There's a Honey Tree, but to my experience it doesn't produce good Pokemon. Head north and pick the Razz berries. If you have the bike which you must have. Head through the sand in 4th gear for a short cut. If you don't take the shortcut then you can skip a waste of time. So I'd go through the grass or else you'll have to fight a Cow Girl with 5 level 15 Bidoof's. Battle the Young Couple Ty and Sue. They have level 19 Machop and Meditite. Head into the Lost Tower. If you don't already have one catch a level 20 or 21 Zubat so you can get a Golbat. If you have them Repels are Yum! Catch Zubat then you a Repel. Get to the top and talk to both ladies. They'll give you HM 04 Strength and a Cleanse Tag. You need to beat the 6th Gym to use Strength out of battle, but put the Cleanse Tag into effect. It lowers your chances of encoutering wild Pokemon. There are items on the other floors too. If you don't want to bother then just skip them. I got them, but I don't remember them. I'm sorry, but I won't remember many of the items. You can mostly get Zubat and Gastly here. Misdreavus for Pearl, and Murkrow for Diamond. Both at night however. When you're done head north to Solaceon Town. Solaceon Town Not much to do here. Pick the berries. Go the the Poke Center and Mart. Then go to the house next to the Center. Talk to the guy at the table. If you show him the Pokemon he wants by the end of the day he gives you a random Pokeball. Just keep resetting until he says a Pokemon you have is what I do. Next head over to the north. Head right. Go to the second set of ridges you can jump over. Keep going until you find a house. Talk to the lady inside to get a Sticker Case. You can't get sticker till Sunyshore City. Next head back to that house by the edge of the north side of town. It's the Day-Care Center. The Day-Care Center Drop off your weak Pokemon here. They get 1 experience point for every step you take. After leaving one of your Pokemon, I recommend Drifloon, leave. Then come back right after stepping out side. A guy will be at the table. Talk to him and he gives you the Day Care Checker app for the Poketch. This handy little device lets you check how much your Pokemon have grown. The woman will charge you $100 for every level your Pokemon gains plus $100 just for leaving them there. So if your Pokemon grows one level she'll charge you $200. Not bad if you ask me. Also if your Pokemon is supposed to learn a move it will learn it. It will forget a move that the game thinks would benefit it the least. If you leave a pair of boy and girl Pokemon there there's a chance that you'll have a Pokemon Egg when you return. Solaceon Ruins If you go to the last row of ridges you'll come to the bottom. Go right. There's a cave where you can catch Unknown.... The Unknown There's one Unknown for each letter plus ! and ?. However catching any Unknown counts as having it in your Pokedex. When you're done head out to Route 215. Route 210 You can't go here until you get the SecretPotion from Cynthia later. Route 215 If you proceed to the northeast you'll find two Aspear berries, a Razz berry, and a Pinap berry. Head west and you'll see a Rancher. He has an Aipom and something else. If you use your bike to go up the sand stream you'll see a jogger. He won't battle you. Head east then down the stairs. Go north till you see a girl. She'll give you TM 51 Roost. Which is like Recover except for Flying Pokemon. Now go back to the jogger and go down the first pair of those stairs. You can either go north. Or cut through the grass then up another sand stream for a double battle, a trainer, and an item. Otherwise you'll just get a double battle. You can do both it'll just take a little while longer. When you finish you'll end up by an Aroma Lady either way. Battle her. Then head north to the Cafe Cabin. Cafe Cabin and Moomoo Milk Most of the people in here will battle you. You can buy Moomoo Milk, a drink that restores 100 HP for $500. Road Block Outside there is a cluster of Psyduck. They all have chronic headaches. You can't pass until you get the SecretPotion from Cynthia later. East to Veilstone City From there head east and you'll see some stairs. Go up then across the bridge. Go down. If you go north there's a kind of random Honey Tree. It's okay. Sometimes it gets you only Wurmples and Sil- and Cascoons, but sometimes it'll net you a Cherubi or Combee. Head south and then go east. Two trainers, beat them. Past the second one is an item. Head south. Up stairs then eastish. Talk to the Black Belt and he gives you TM 66 Payback. It does double damage when you attack after your opponent. Great for when you're paralyzed. You can get Ponyta, Geodude, Kricketune, Mime Jr. for Diamond, Bonsly for Pearl,and Chansey south of Cafe Cabin then minus the version exclusives and plus Abra and Kadabra east of Cafe Cabin. In other words there's Ponyta, Geodude, Abra, Kadabra, Chansey, and Kricketune. After getting the TM head over the bridge then across another then down. Head east battle a Black Belt then cut down the trees and battle another Black Belt. By the second black belt is an item. Jump over south ridge. Go up stairs. Go south bridge first for item. Then go down north stairs. Go east. Battle the Black Belt in the north. Go south and jump over ridge. Battle Jogger. He has a Staravia. Go south jump over the west side of the ridge for item. Go east. If you don't like Double Battles then talk to each one separately. Then go east for berries and Veilstone City. Almost forgot while you're at the Jogger go east for TM 34 Shock Wave. Now to Veilstone! Rainy Area Here it's always raining so you can grow berries faster here. Training Area I know these are really short. Once you have the Vs. Seeker. Stay by the Jogger and the the two Ace Trainers and keep using the Vs. Seeker to train. Veilstone City To get to the Pokemon Center go east then south then east then south then east until you get to some stairs. Go up for Poke Center. Then go west then north, then west again for Department Store. Go up to 2nd floor and talk to all three ladies at the counter. One of them will give you the Counter Poketch app. Everytime you hit the + sign the number goes up. You can use it for various reasons. Veilstone Department Store This place is the best store in all of Shinoh. You can get pretty much everything here. The 1st floor has basic stuff: Ultra Balls, Hyper Potions, Space Mail, all the time, anytime. This is the only place to get Ultra Balls before the 7th Gym. However this place doesn't have special balls like Heal Balls or Dusk Balls. If you can afford it I recommend dumping all your Great and Poke balls. (Only is you can afford it) Get 50 Ultra Balls, 45 Hyper Potions, 5 Escape Ropes, 15 of all the status healers, 36 Revives, 15 Max Repels, and some mail if you want it. This should cost about $1,000,000 or more. I had that much because I had hardly spent any since the beginning. The Game Corner and the Grooming Lady At the Game Corner you can play the slot machines to get more coins. You can then trade your coins for TMs and Dolls. Veilstone Gym In here you'll need to do a complex series of pushing gates back and forth to make a path to Maylene. Some of the people in Veilstone will say that she is a cute Gym Leader. She isn't really. She reminds me of Aelita from Code Lyoko, but never mind that. Anyway once you get there: MAYLENE VEILSTONE GYM LEADER TYPE: FIGHTING RECOMMENDED TYPES: FLYING, PSYCHIC, DARK, GHOST PARTY POKEMON: MEDITITE 27, MACHOKE 27, LUCARIO 30 RECOMMENDED POKEMON: Gastly, Haunter, Golbat, Crobat, Misdreavus MY PARTY: Vespiquen 30, Haunter 31, Golbat 32 She really is a powerhouse. If you have any Normal Type Pokemon put them away as they will get slaughtered. Take out her Meditite with anything. It can't really bring the hurt unless you're Poison type. It has more Psychic attacks than Fighting. To my knowledge the only Fighting type attack it has is Drain Punch, the TM that she gives you if you win. Take out her Meditite slowly if you have to. Just keep your Pokemon healthy. If she sends out her Machoke,get rid of it with your Golbat. 2 or 3 Wing Attacks/Air Cutters should put him away. Lucario is the only real part of her team. However it will easily take out many Pokemon. If you brought a Golbat even it might faint here. Lucario's got a really good Attack. I had a level 32 Golbat and one of Lucario's Force Palms readily took out about a third of Golbat's HP. Just keep your HP high. Lucario's only real weakness is ground type attacks since it's part steel. So just try your best. Save in front of Maylene so you don't have to do the puzzle if you lose. Just try your best and train some more if you lose more than 5 times. When you win she gives you the Cobble Badge and TM 60 Drain Punch. This attack is like Absorb and those attacks except it's Fighting type. Help out Dawn When you leave the Gym Dawn is outside. She'll tell you she dropped her Pokedex and Team Galactic got it. They won't give it back. Let's make them! Go over to where you saw the Galactic Grunts. Double battle them with Dawn. She'll use a level 25 Clefairy. Just beat them and you'll get the 'Dex. With them gone you can raid Galactic Storage. HM 02 Fly Yum! We're the good guys, but still no one is perfect. Head inside and grab the item. It's HM 02 Fly. You have the Cobble Badge so you can use it. If you have any one of the Zubat family you're in luck because Zubat, Golbat, and Crobat can all learn Fly. It lets you fly to the Pokemon Center of any town you've visited. This is great. Flying is so fun! Route 214, Route 213, and Valor Lakefront Here battle the Psychic. Then head up the stairs to the Ruin Maniac Cave if you wish. I'll have faqs for this area first though. Head through the fenced maze thing and battle all the trainers. Head all the way south battling and picking up items as you go along. Once you reach the end of the grass. You see two scientists. They'll stop you from entering Lake Valor. So naturally you have to be a good little hero and go along. Grab the item then head up the stairs. You'll see a lady looking around. She'll say she lost her Suite Key. Use your Dowsing Machine to find it for her if you want a Lava Cookie, a specialty of Hoenn that is just like a Full Heal. It's optional, so you don't have to do it. Head up the stairs and then west. A fat guy will stop you if you try to go east saying that there's a blackout in Sunyshore City. Head west and into the restaurant... Ruin Maniac Tunnel I have to do this before the restaurant so yeah. In here is a guy digging a tunnel by himself. He says that he's gonna race you. To see if you can catch all the Unknown before he finishes his tunnel. Check on him after you catch 10 kinds. He will have his tunnel farther. You can also catch a Hippopotas now, but it's very rare. After you catch all 26 it'll be finished. It goes to an extra part of the Solaceon Ruins where you can catch the ! and ? Unknown. To make a total of 28. SPOILERS After you get the National Dex you can get Giratina here. END OF SPOILERS Seven Stars Restaurant This place is open between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm. You can battle certain people here every day. A couple customers will want double battles too. Talk to a certain gentleman and madam everyday. They are potentially good because they give big amounts of cash when you beat them. Hotel Grand Lake There's not much to this place. You can merely talk to the clerk to heal your Pokemon. That's pretty much it. Pastoria City Exit the Hotel and then go all the way west along the shallow stretch of sand. Just go north until you see a building after you get across the sand. Well here we are...PASTORIA CITY YAY!!! But before you go have a pizza party we need to make sure we know what we are doing.Wake the Gym Leader is no stronger than Maylene...really and literally. The first two are level 27 and then his last Pokemon is level 30. Just a different type. If you beat Maylene then you can beat this surfer. You can surf and find Remoraid and Magikarp by fishing. Tenta (cool/cruel) can be found fishing as well as Wingull and Pelipper. Second off you have to battle your rival or Markus when you get in the city. He has levelled up several a time. RIVAL BATTLE Your Starter: Turtwig Chimchar Piplup His Pokemon: Star(ly/avia) Star(ly/avia) Star(ly/avia) Buizel Roselia Buizel Roselia Ponyta Ponyta Monferno Prinplup Grotle So let's see here. He's leveled up a lot. Star(ly/avia) is level 26. His next two are 25. His starter is 28. So let's just look at this fine mess. Take out his bird with Luxio. You should be able to get rid of that nuisance. Then take out Buizel or Rosie with Golbat. For the starter... Get rid of Grotle with Golbat. Prinplup goes with either a Rose or Budew. Monferno goes with Golbat. Not that hard if you have the team listed below. It's my team minus Luxio. Anyway when you win he runs off. Now to the Gym! No wait the Marsh awaits! Then the Gym of course. Recommend Pokemon: Golbat 32, Haunter 33, Vespiquen 32, Roselia 32, Luxio 30 Pastoria Great Marsh and HM 05 Defog This is like the Safari Zone. You can catch Pokemon. You can take the Quick Trams to get from area to area. There are daily changing Pokemon here. You can find different Pokemon on different days. You can find Croagunk, Skorupi, Carnivine, Golduck, Roselia, Staravia, Marill, Azurill, Wooper, Quagsire, the Bidoof family. You should only be interested in Croagunk, Skorupi, Carnivine, Golduck, Marill, Quagsire, and Azurill though. As you can only find them here. The others you can find in the wild elsewhere. You get 30 Safari Balls or 500 steps. You're done when you use up either one. The Pokes are in the 20s. Catch some grass type Pokemon if you want. As long as you don't have a dream team that you're working towards I recommend getting a Roselia. Even if you are I'm sure you can have a Roselia and get rid of it later. Anyway talk to the guy right in front of you when you get in to get HM 05 Defog. Once you're done you can leave. Go into the gym next. (See above) The Scarf Guy The is the guy you want if you like contests. If your Pokemon have exclusively good condition he will give you a corresponding scarf to help show that condition. Come here when you think you have maxed out one or more of your Pokemon's conditions. The Move Tutor This guy will teach your Pokemon moves they forgot in exchange for Heart Scales you can find in the Underground. That's it. Pastoria Gym In here is an intricate puzzle. Step on the buttons to raise and lower the water. Once you get to Wake pulverize him. If you have my team then faint everything with Roselia. If you do this however, make sure that your other Pokemon are strong enough to survive the long no Exp. Point survival. Just make everything besides Vesp lv. 36 or more. Then faint everything with Rose. Minus Gyaradoses. Once you get to wake Rose should be strong enough to take it out. Here's the guide. I'm writing as if you have a Lv. 36 Roselia with this moveset: Bullet Seed, Mega Drain, SolarBeam, Cut. So just bear with me. This moveset works fine too: Mega Drain, Bullet Seed, SolarBeam, ________ need fill So anyway just take out his Quagsire, and Floatzel with SolarBeam or Mega Drain then Cut away Gyarados. Shouldn't be hard. No details here because it isn't hard. Just the puzzle. Chase that Grunt After you beat the Gym go back by where you should see a grunt by the Great Marsh. Talk to him and he runs. CHASE HIM!!!!! So anyway he runs off. Go back to that narrow strip of sand. You'll see him again. He runs away. Go back to Valor Lakefront where the scientists wouldn't let you in. They still won't, but the grunt is there. Get the SecretPotion Battle him and then Cynthia will come when you win. You can't lose really. If you beat Maylene and Wake you can't lose unless of course you have one Pokemon with only 1 HP and no Potions, but that is really, really, really, really, really unlikely. So just head back to Heart- home City via route 212. Then after you're done there just head back to where the Psyduck were. The SecretPotion can cure their headaches. So that you can get to Celestic Town where you can get Surf cure them, buuuuutttt let's just wait a second there. Route 210 and 212 So anyway after you beat that grunt head back to Pastoria and exit west. Here go until you see some berries. Pick them then cut down the trees. Go up and across the bridge with your bike. Head all the way west picking up items and battling trainers as you go along. When you get past the Parasol Lady jump over the ridge and head all the way west battling and getting items. Explore the series of bridges to get items and train on the trainers. You are seriously going to need the training as Fantina is much, much, much stronger than Wake and Maylene. You can even come here before you beat Pastoria Gym. You can get Roselia here as they are common, but Budew are even more common. Starly and Staravia as well as Kricketune can be found here. Once you get to the end of the bridges head through the grass then north. Keep going until you see the circular bushes. Head north until the ground gets slightly lighter green. From here head east and go north to the Pokemon Mansion. If you go south you come to a patch flowers. Use the Dowsing Machine near the gatish thing around the entrance to find some tasty items. At night you can fight the guards if you want to. As for now battle if it's night. If it's not proceed to the two people that look like they're on a date. Battle them to earn humongous amounts of cash. Head into the mansion next. So yeah this is a split section so bear with me. The Pokemon Mansion In here head west to enter the rooms. Get an item in the farthest west one. The middle one offers a Soothe Bell from the maid. The first one doesn't net you anything helpful besides a chat with the maid. Head east to find a room with a maid by the entrance. Go inside. Talk to Mr. Backlot to find out that the Trophy Garden in the back has Pokemon in it. You can get an item in the back too. You can't touch the statue cause the guard is a meanie though. Anyway if you've been wanting one Roselia are really common in the Trophy Garden. You can also find the Pikachu family for your Pokedex if you don't have them already. This is like a mini Safari Zone except free. So catch to your heart's content then to Route 210. Route 210 This is just north of Solaceon Town remember. Go north and use the Secret Potion on the Psyduck. Then head north. Go through the grass getting items. There's also an item hidden on the far west side. North more items then keep going north. When you get to the top you'll see a little girl on the east. There's a ninja hiding too. After you beat SnowPoint City you can get Granny Wilma in the house far north to teach one of your Dragon type Pokemon Draco Meteor, the most powerful Dragon type move. But she'll only teach it if your Pokemon's happiness is maxed out. Go east again collecting items, berries, and battling. I'm not going in-depth because I'm going to be going WAY In-Depth for the later areas. So all the way west exit to Celestic. Celestic Town Basics first buy, sell, heal, and junk. Oh! By the way there's no Poke Mart, but the house in the far left corner sells all the usual junk. Not really junk, well I think it is, but we're getting off the subject. The glasses dude in the shop will give you a different pair depending on the time of the day. (Day Night Morning) So yeah. Anyway head to the middle of town. Down the stairs we go. Then go north to the ruins. There's a grunt. Battle him and go inside. Celestic Ruins and HM 03 Surf Head to the back. Some old lady who is actually Cynthia's grandmother will c come and give you a tour. Then she gives you HM 03 Surf. Now head back to Hearthome City via HM 02 Fly. The Gym Leader, Fantina awaits. Hearthome City (2nd visit) Now you can enter those contests you wanted to do and make those Poffins. After you do that if you have either a Pichu, Happiny, or Golbat you can go to the Pokemon Fan Club House. The lady in the back will tell you how much your lead Pokemon's happiness level is at. After that TO THE GYM!!!! Hearthome City Gym Here you must answer a math question in order to know which door to go through. If you need to train you can do the right one last. Once you get to Fantina...THE BATTLE IS ON!!!! Hearthome City Gym Leader: Fantina Type: Ghost Recommended Types: Pyschic, Dark, Ghost (delivered by non-Ghost types) Party Pokemon: Drifblim 32, Gengar 34, Mismagius 36 My Party: Haunter 43, Golbat 44, Budew 23 Recommended Party: Gengar 45, Crobat 45, Kadabra/Alakazam 44, Roselia/Roserade 46 Well I didn't use Budew, just Exp. Share. So to beat Drifblim just take it out with either a Shadow (Ball/Punch) from Haunter/Gengar. If you have a Haunter use Shadow Ball 1-2 times if it's Sp. Attack is high, and Shadow Punch if it has a high Attack. That should be all for that hot air balloon. For Gengar the same. If you have a Psychic Pokemon that works fine as long as it's Sp. Attack is high and it's fast. Mismagius you should use the same as you did for Drifblim. Watch out for Shadow Claw if you're delivering with a Ghost type though. With high enough levels you should win easily even though she is a powerhouse. Take her down to get the Relic Badge and TM 65 Shadow Claw. Shadow Claw is slightly weaker than Shadow Ball, but hey it looks way cooler. Anyway if you have a Pokemon that can learn it teach something Surf. Then head back to Jubilife with Fly. Exit to the west to get to Route 218. Surf across the water if you can. You can also fish here to get Finneon for your 'dex. After that head across to Canalave. You'll find Tentacool and Wingull mostly, but if you get lucky you'll find Tentacruel and Pelipper too. On the other side there's a Sailor. Battle him to see a Mantyke for your Pokedex. There's grass to the south. You'll find mostly Floatzel, but there are also Shellos, Gastrodon, Mr. Mime in Diamond, Glameow in Pearl, and Wingull. If you don't like Sneasel, which is a Surfable Pokemon you get later, you can find Shellos or Gastrodon. So I recommend either one since they're good for battling too. Anyway proceed. In the building Professor Rowan's assistant upgrades your Pokedex so that you can see the difference between male and female Pokemon. Head inside. Canalave City Head north to find the Move Deleter's house above the Poke Mart. The Pokemon Center is just a little further north. If you're wondering the Center is so conviently located because if you try to cross the bridge Markus will battle you. So heal up before you try to cross. After that RIVAL BATTLE COMMENCE! RIVAL BATTLE IV Party Pokemon- You Chose: Turtwig Chimchar Piplup His Pokemon: Staravia 31 Staravia 31 Staravia 31 Buizel 32 Roselia 32 Buizel 32 Heracross 30 Heracross 30 Heracross 30 Roselia 32 Ponyta 32 Ponyta 32 Monferno 35 Prinplup 35 Grotle 35 My Party: Haunter 46, Crobat 47, Budew 31 Recommended Party Haunter 46, Crobat 47, Alakazam 46, Roselia 46 (I hate Roserade!) Okay so the last battle before the Pokemon League with your rival huh? So let's do first things first. Take out Staravia with either Crobat's Poison Fang or Fly. Alakazam's Psychic works too. Anyway take out Buizel with Roselia and Heracross hmmmm CROBAT! Hehehe! Okay now um Roselia Crobat and Ponyta you can take down with a Poke of your choice. Now for his starter... Take out Monferno with Crobat or Alakazam. Prinplup+Roselia= NO PRINPLUP. Grotle=Crobat nuff said. With that over with he tells you he beat the Gym. So now let's go show him how fast we are. Canalave Gym Sorry I don't have the guide through this Gym. Just manuever until you get there. Now for the important battle part. Byron Canalave Gym Leader (Roark's Dad (giggles) ) Type: Steel Recommended Types: Fire, Ground Party Pokemon: Bronzor 36 (how come they never evolve?) Steelix 36, Bastiodon 39 My Party: Quagsire 23, Haunter 46, Crobat 47 Recommended Party: See Rival Battle IV So this is the 6th Gym. We've come a long way. But enough of the sappy stuff let's get going. I took out his Bronzor with 3 Shadow Balls. I took out Steelix with Quagsire. (Amazing huh!?) Just use Mud Bomb like 5 times. Don't worry even though Quagsire is a low level it hardly took any damage. For Bastiodon I used up all of Mud Bomb's PP so yeah. But that's only because the evil Bastiodon kept using yucky Rest. It has an evil Chesto Berry too! So if you aren't patient just spam Shadow Ball. Just a mention, but I was fuming over Mud Bomb being gone! (I not patient) When you win you get the Mine Badge which let's you use Strength, and TM 91 Flash Cannon. This is a great TM to use if you battle with a friend that uses Rock or Ice types a lot. It's a really powerful Steel type move. So yeah. When you're done you can either skip Iron Island and go directly to Canalave Library or you can go there. I went to Iron Island before the Gym, but I needed to train Haunter sooooo...yeah anyway. Iron Island Go to the the bottom of the west side of the city and you'll see a sailor. He can take you to Iron Island if you want. So let's go. You'll end up on an island. Go up and you'll see a house. Nothing here now, but if you come back after getting the National Pokedex then you might find something, but not now... Enter the cave and go east since the west side is just a camper. From there manuever to the bottom lift. Go down then west. You'll meet a guy named Riley. He's just like Cheryl and Mira except that he has a Lv. 34 Lucario. If you don't want to battle all the trainers just make your way to the Galactic Grunts. Battle them and beat them. Usually this wouldn't be too fair since they each have three Pokemon to my knowledge. Team up with Riley and it seems fair since their Pokemon stink. Beat them and then they run away. (naturally) Riley says that he has a present for you. He gives you a Pokemon Egg. You need to have room in your party so yeah. But don't worry if you need to free up space Riley won't go anywhere. After having the Egg in your party after you've walked approximately 6,500 steps it will hatch into a Riolu, the pre- evolved form of Lucario. So that's it for here. The items aren't all that great. The only good things are the Egg and a Shiny Stone which you will find upon near exit after the Grunts. The Shiny Stone can evolve Roselia into Roserade, but I'm not sure what else. Anyway after that head to the Canalave Library with Markus. Canalave Library Go to the 3rd floor. The Professor babbles about some junk then sends you off to Lake Valor. Outside there's an earthquake. Go to Lake Valor to investigate about two things, the earthquake and the Legendary Pokemon of the Lake Valor: Azelf. Lake Valor, Saturn, and Azelf You can now enter the lake. It is possible to skip all, but one grunt if you can manuever yourself carefully. Regardless enter the cave and proceed north to battle Saturn. Saturn Team Galactic Commander Party Pokemon: Kadabra 35, Bronzor 35, Toxicroak 37 I don't need to go into detail really. Crobat-Kadabra=Bite Bronzor- Haunter=Shadow Ball spamming Toxicroak-Crobat=Wing Attack/Fly Just beat him and he actually gives you respect saying you're tough. He gets away with Azelf though. Go to Lake Verity to help out Dawn with Mars now. You should know where it is. Lake Verity, Mars, and Mesprit When you arrive you are forced to do two annoying double battles with Galactic grunts. After that you battle Mars. Do you need details. Golbat- Alakazam=Psychic. Bronzor-Haunter=Shadow Ball spamming. Purugly-Roselia (or anything else, it'll faint anyway)=SolarBeam. Really you don't need a guide for pathetic battles like this. After that you have to go to Lake Acuity. Lets go! Mt. Coronet, Route 216, and Route 217 Okay let's get going. But where do we go you ask. Head to Celestic Town first. Once there exit west. Keep heading west until you reach a cave. I'm very sorry, but I do not have a map to guide you through at this moment. So I will try to get that, but for now you'll have to manuever through the Mt. Coronet alone. You need to exit in the snowy Route 216. Route 216 and Route 217 Right now I only have my game to guide me so I have only very basic info. Head all the way west until you see a house. You can heal yourself at the bed there. Then head north. Once out of the narrow entrance go north until you reach some trees on the west. Hug the trees and then continue north until you see a cabin. Use your Dowsing Machine near it to find HM 08 Rock Climb. Then go to the far west and zoom up. From there follow the path to SnowPoint City. When you see two grunts you're almost there. Trudge east to get there. I'll add details once I finish the basic walkthrough. The grunts were guarding Lake Acuity so you can't enter until you beat Candice the SnowPoint Gym Leader in an icy fight. So heal up. SnowPoint City Here there's a dock on the far bottom west corner of town. But the sailor won't take you for a ride until you have a National Pokedex. So for now let's explore elsewhere. The cabin at the far northwest corner has a lady who will trade you a Haunter for a Medicham. Heal up because this is going to be a hard Gym Battle. Even getting to Candice won't be easy. SnowPoint Temple You can't even enter now, but come back...yes after you get the National Pokedex. Snowpoint Gym Here you have to slide on the ice and ram into snowballs to manuever to the Gym Leader. Once you're there prepare for an icy fight. Candice Snowpoint Gym Leader Type: Ice Recommended Types: Fire, Flying Party Pokemon: Snover 38, Sneasel 38, Medicham 40, Abomasnow 42 My party: Haunter 48, Crobat 49, Sneasel 40 Well we certainly have a fight. Take out her Snover with Fly or Wing Attack from Crobat. Sneasel will go down with Haunter if you can endure a few hard hits. Shadow Ball or another physical attack would be good. Medicham will go down easily to Crobat's Fly. Abomasnow=same as Snover except you might get a little more damaged so bring healing. When you win you get Icicle Badge which let's you use Rock Climb out of battle and TM 72 Avalanche. So yeah now you can head to Lake Acuity. Lake Acuity, Jupiter, and Uxie When you get there you see your rival. Talk to him. He informs you that while you were whopping Candice he was engaged in a very exciting battle of his own...except less successful. He lost and now Jupiter is smushing it in his puny little stuck up face. It's about time someone lame beat him don't you think. Anyway Jupiter decides to graciously let you know that their HQ is the Veilstone Galactic Building. She is so gracious to let you know that you can't do anything. Are we going to let some lame space alien with a pink Poffin on her head to say that? Most certainly not! So let's go and save Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit. Veilstone City (2nd visit) (Note I will not have a guide showing you how to get all the way to the 4th floor where the Legendaries are. I need to go through a couple of times before I can tell you exactly how to get through.) So head up to the Galactic Building. You can't get in so let's try Galactic Storage. The grunt in there let's you know that his little friend in front of the HQ has the Storage Key you need to unlock the gate. So beat him and get the key. Now to sneak in... Galactic Veilstone HQ Head into the Galactic Storage and use the key on the door. You find an underground passage to the Galactic HQ. So get in there and get the Galactic Key that is lying around somewhere. Find your way to the 4th floor where Cyrus is. Battle him! Galactic Boss Cyrus Party Pokemon: Sneasel, Golbat, Murkrow (I don't have levels I need to add that later) My Party: Roselia 37, Crobat 50, Haunter 49 So just get rid of Sneasel with Crobat. It looks like it should be part steel, but it isn't so just spam Fly or something. Golbat will go down to a couple of Shadow (Claws/Balls/Punches). So anyway for his Murkrow Crobat is good. Just use Fly or Wing Attack. Save the Pokemon of the Lakes After you beat him he gives you the Master Ball. Head through the warp to the room with Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf. Head in there and Saturn approaches. You have to battle him again. See the battle over at Lake Valor, it's pretty much the same except some of his Pokemon evolved so yeah. I'll add plenty of details once I have the guide finished. He tells you to push the button to set them free. Do so and they fly back to their respective lakes. Now they run off and you have to give the chase. So follow them to Mt. Coronet. You'll need to be able to Surf and Rock Climb to follow them so be prepared. So anyway again I do not have an in-depth, step-by-step guide for this cave until the guide is finished. Then I will begin adding little bits of in-depth for every area that doesn't have it. (It's hard to make a very in-depth guide.) Anyway once you manuever through and get to the Spear Pillar you have to battle Cyrus again. Mars and Jupiter Galactic Commanders Jupiter and Mars Jupiter: Bronzor, Golbat, Skuntank (high 40s) Mars: Bronzor, Golbat, Purugly (high 40s) They're pretty much the same besides for Skuntank and Purugly, although you can take out both with the same Pokemon usually. Anyway take out Bronzors with Fire types. Golbat will go with Electric or Rock. If you have them deliver those Rock type attacks with Rock type Pokemon. Skuntank and Purugly can be take out by pretty much just Fighting. So if you got Chimchar as a starter than you're good to go. Just be sure you have either Mach Punch or Close Combat. If you have both than you're in for an easy fight, just + in some Fire type moves like Flame Wheel, Ember, Flamethrower, or if you overtrain Flare Blitz. So yeah just take them out. Then the Legendaries of the Lakes start to unravel something. Either Dialga or Palkia is released depending on what game you're playing. So try to capture it without the Master Ball. Cyrus and Dialga or Palkia Galactic Boss Cyrus Party Pokemon: Weavile, Gyarados, Honchkrow, Crobat (high 40s) Simply get rid of Weavile using fire types. Any fire type will do. If you wish Bug and Fighting types work fairly well too. Gyarados-electic works. However, if you have a Pokemon that isn't Rock type, but has Rock type moves such as Vespiquen with Power Gem works very well since Vespiquen has a fairly good Sp. Def. and Def. So yeah either Rock MOVES or Electric types and moves. Honchkrow will go with whatever you took out Gyarados with. Same with Crobat. So yeah use the same thing with Gyarados, Honchkrow, and Crobat. Sorry if I don't know, but you have to team up with your rival to fight Jupiter and Mars either before or after Cyrus. As for the guide I have it below. Legendary Pokemon Dialga or Palkia Dialga So anyway start your fight by weakening it with either Dragon, Ground, or I think Fire works too. Get it into the red zone and inflict it with either sleep or freeze then start hurling Ultra Balls at it. If you accidentally kill it reset. Just make sure you saved beforehand. Palkia Start off with either Dragon or Electric works. Pretty much the same. Get it into the red, sleep or freeze, then hurl Ultra Balls. Make sure you have at least 30 Ultra Balls as this will totally exhaust your supply if you have less than 15. After you successfully catch it the Legendaries will flee to the Lakes and Team Galactic will be out of your life for the rest of the game. Lakes Verity, Acuity, and Valor Now if you want to save the excitement of catching the Lake Pokemon you can skip down to the next section, but I recommend this in case you need some Psychic Pokemon to help with the Elite Four or Volkner. I recommend getting them now so that you will have at least a little bit of time to train them for the upcoming battles. I recommend having Roselia or another Pokemon that can learn Sleep Powder or Stun Spore for when it's in the red zone. So anyway the Lakes! Lake Verity So anyway you should know where it is by now. Head back to Twinleaf and head to the Lake. Before we try to get Mesprit Surf to the far left side of the lake to get either Blizzard, Thunder, or Fire Blast. Come back to this section if you want to know the TMs for the lakes. Each lake has one. So yeah. I can't remember which TMs are at which Lakes though. Even though I'm writing this one first I recommend getting Mesprit first since it has the worst stats and moves and it's the hardest to catch. So anyhow when you talk to it in the middle of the cavern it runs off. You need to use your Marking Map Poketch app to find it. If you don't have one head to the Poketch Company and talk to the guy in front of the front desk until he doesn't give you anything anymore. If you haven't gotten a single one from him yet he should give you four apps. The second one will be the Marking Map. You can even get it after you beat Maylene. Just come back after you beat 1, 3, 5, and 7 Gyms and he'll give you another one. Anyway you can't Fly to where Mesprit is or else its location will change. You have to either run or bike to it. If you have an Egg this would be a great chance to hatch it. Once you find it though you still need to stop it from fleeing. It will flee the first turn it gets in battle. So you need a fast Pokemon that knows either Block or Mean Look. Once you enter battle use either Block or Mean Look. Make sure your Pokemon has either move, a high Speed stat, and if you want since it will make this slightly easier a Quick Claw. It can't flee then. So whittle it's HP down to the red, sleep or freeze, and hurling of the Ultra Balls. Don't use your Master Ball yet. There are even better Pokemon still out there. Use Bug, Ghost, or Dark moves to whittle its HP. Lake Acuity Here you will find the TM for Blizzard on the other side of the lake. Go inside the Acuity Cave and head into the middle where Uxie is. It's Psychic type again so use Bug, Ghost, or Dark type moves for Maximum effect. Once it's in the orangey/yellow area of health use Psychic moves to bring it down to the red zone. Once there inflict it with sleep, freeze, or paralysis. Then start hurling Ultra Balls. Be careful just in case it uses Psychic on you, that will really hurt. For maximum effectiveness in battle use either Steel or Dark type Pokemon. Dark types are recommended for multiple reasons: Psychic type attacks won't effect you, Dark type attacks are really effective in the weakening stage,(just make sure you don't KO it.) and Dark types like Sneasel and Murkrow usually have a high Speed stat. Lake Valor Again you will find either Fire Blast or Thunder on the other side of the lake. Grab that TM then head inside. Head to the middle to begin the battle with Azelf. Besides for Mesprit and Legendaries you get with Nintendo events Azelf is the second hardest Pokemon to catch in my opinion. I know some of its moves, but not all of them: Psychic and Nasty Plot are the ones I know. Anyhow it's pretty much the same as the other two. Just lower its HP with Bug, Dark, and Ghost type moves. Once it gets into the red simply start using either Fighting or Psychic type moves to get it to its really low HP. Once you think it's low enough start hurling Ultra Balls. You'll need about 35 Ultra Balls for each Lake Pokemon so you'll need about 100 Ultra Balls or more. Be careful as Nasty Plot sharply increases Azelf's Sp. Attack. If it uses Nasty Plot three times or more its Psychic will be a force to be reckoned with. If you have a Pokemon that know the move Skill Swap and won't get killed by Azelf bring it out. Just let Azelf boost itself up then use Skill Swap every once in a while so it doesn't kill your entire party. Route 222 Now if you did Lake Valor last as I did then this next part will be conveniently close. Head out to the Seven Stars Restaurant area. Remember that guy in blue that wouldn't let you go to Sunyshore City? Well now that the blackout is fixed you can go. So head east and into Route 222. There is a nice beach here where you can fish for Remoraid. In the house on the farthest east there's a guy who will give you a Net Ball every time you show him a Remoraid that's bigger then his set record. Aside from that there's the Pikachu Fan Club house. There's nothing there for you. So anyway just battle the three trainers, pick the berries, than proceed to Sunyshore City. If you were able to beat Cyrus twice, capture Dialga or Palkia, and captured the 3 Pokemon of the Lakes then this should be like relaxing. Head into Sunyshore when you're finished. Sunyshore City and an Encounter with Flint (Elite Four #3) When you head into Sunyshore you will run into Flint of the Elite Four. He tells you that the blackout was due to Volkner, Gym Leader using too much electricity to renovate his Gym. So now Volkner is off sulking somewhere. He asks you to look for Volkner for him. You don't really have a choice so he leaves and you can enter the city. Once you get in you'll see it's a really big city. Anyway you can look around. Even though it's really big there isn't much to do. One girl in a house near the middle of the city will give you a different ribbon depending on what day it is. Her name is Julia. So visit her once a day until you have them all. Besides for that you can learn that Cyrus' parents live here. Maybe that's why he never made trouble here. Vista Lighthouse Anyway after you're done exploring head to the Vista Lighthouse. It's on the southeast corner of town. Head up to the top where Volkner is. Talk to him to cheer him up. After a few minutes of babbling he feels ready to battle again. He leaves for the Sunyshore Gym and asks you to swing by for a battle. So naturally head to Sunyshore Gym. Sunyshore Gym Here you get to traverse an intricate web of electrical gates and stuff. You need to find your way to Volkner before you even get to battle him. Worst of all you'll battle up to 8 trainers on your way there. This Gym uses Electric type Pokemon if you haven't figured that out already so keep your Flying and Water type Pokemon at bay or they'll get zapped pretty bad. Instead bring Rock, Ground, and Grass types for maximum effect. Once you get to Volkner it's battle time! Sunyshore Gym Leader: Volkner Type: Electric Recommended types: Ground, Rock, Grass Party Pokemon: Raichu 46, Ambipom 47, Octillery 48, Luxray 49 As you can see Volkner is pretty diverse in his choice of Pokemon,even throwing Water type Octillery into this electrified mix. Anyhow take out Raichu with some firm Ground type moves like Mud Bomb, Mud Shot, and the powerful move Earthquake. Next up is Ambipom. If you have an Infernape there's a good chance that it knows a Fighting type move. If it does that move is most likely either Mach Punch or Close Combat. Either one will do. Hey, if your Infernape's attack is high Rock Smash will even do the trick. Anyway the next contestant is Octillery. This is quite a surprise once you consider that Volkner is an Electric user. Anyway if you have Grass types like Roselia or Cherrim you'll be set. For either one, especially Cherrim just use Sunny Day then SolarBeam or just SolarBeam to put this octopus in its place. If you don't have either one of these move any old Grass type move besides Bullet Seed will work. If you have a Roselia then Petal Dance works pretty nicely too. Finally he has a Luxray. Do you remember those cute little Shinx near Sandgem and Jubilife? Well this is that cute little kitten's final evolution! For this big lion start it off with Mud Bomb, Mud Shot, or Earthquake. Then if it still has some fight in it finish it off with Earthquake or another Rock or Ground move. After you win Volkner gives you the Beacon Badge. Meaning that all Pokemon that you own will obey you. He also gives you TM 57 Charge Beam. This attack is like an Electric type Hyper Beam. So it does massive damage, but you have to recharge next turn. Oh you can also use Waterfall out of battle now, if only we had it...hmmm. Anyway head to the beach at the farthest north point of Sunyshore. Meet Johto's Jasmine and HM 07 Waterfall At the beach you'll see a girl who doesn't seem to be from around here. I forget if she tells you or not, but she is Jasmine the 7th Gym Leader from Johto. She gives you HM 07 Waterfall then scurries away. Maybe it's because she's a Steel type user like Byron that she didn't have any use for it... It doesn't matter anyway you have it and now you can go to the Pokemon League! Route 223 From the beach teach one of your Pokemon Waterfall then from here it's a straight Surf to Victory Road. There are trainers here, but if you've been training your Pokemon then they shouldn't be a problem to you. Once you get to a waterfall you're almost there. Head up the waterfall and you'll see a Pokemon Center. Heal up because you've got a long journey ahead of you. Not quite as long as the journey it took you to get here, but it's considerably long. Once you're healed up head on into Victory Road! Victory Road Since it's kind of cheating to guide you through this place there isn't much to say. You'll need all of the following HMs to make it through to the other side so stay with me: HM 03 Surf, HM 04 Strength, HM 06 Rock Smash, HM 07 Waterfall, and HM 08 Rock Climb. You do not need Defog to my knowledge, but keep a Pokemon that knows it on hand just in case. The wild Pokemon plus all of the trainers that are determined to make sure you don't make it will wear you down slowly. Make sure you have at least 30 Max and Hyper Potions, at least 30 Revives, at least 6 Max Revives, at least 30 Full Restores, and at least 50 Full Heals. If you have all of those supplies it will make your trip much easier. These tools are recommended: at least 30 Max Repels unless you intend to train in here, at least 5 Ethers and Max Ethers, at least 5 Elixers and Max Elixers, and a Smoke Ball will help if you chose not to bring the Max Repels or you couldn't afford them. With all these supplies your Item's and Medicine pockets will be stuffed. If you are weaker then I'd recommend doubling, tripling, or if you are below level 40 even quadrupling my supply numbers. I doubt anyone will need to quantuple it, but miracles do happen and in this case being below level 35 is quite a miracle. Make your way through this intricate puzzle and try to arrive out side without too many of your Pokemon having fainted. However, if you have the supplies I listed I doubt any of your Pokemon will be fainted when you exit. At one point you will see a person in blue guarding what seems to be another cave entrance. You won't be able to go in there right now, but come back after you've beaten the Pokemon League and have obtained the National Pokedex. Then he will gladly step aside. Once you're out head up to the water and you'll have to use Waterfall one last time before you end up at the Pokemon League. RIVAL BATTLE FINALE: The Pokemon League Once you're here heal up, sell unnecessary items and restock on any of the Healing Items I mentioned above. When you try to enter the Pokemon League Markus runs up to you and tells you that he's going to crush you as a warm up. Battle him. If you made it through all you have so far you will crush HIM in a heartbeat. If all your Pokemon are at least level 55 then you will definitely beat him. That's why I'm not going to guide this battle. Just beat him and then he walks away disappointed. Poor Markus...NOW TO THE POKEMON LEAGUE!!!!! The Pokemon League: The Elite Four: Aaron, Bertha, Flint, Lucian Here we are at the top of all trainers: we're at the Pokemon League. Get ready because the first member of the Elite Four is a couple levels higher than Markus so be prepared. Elite Four #1: Aaron Type: Bug Recommended Types: Flying, Fire, Rock Party Pokemon: Dustox 53, Heracross 54, Vespiquen 54, Beautifly 53, Drapion 57 Here you can see that Aaron is quite diverse with his selection of Pokemon. Take out Dustox using Psychic, Flying, or Fire type moves. If you have an Infernape it can pretty much take out Aaron's entire party with its Flame Wheel or Flare Blitz.