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21: The Way to Sootopolis

Pokemon Emerald Walkthrough and Guide

by Chris Boots-Faubert  

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21: The Way to Sootopolis

You already have the Pokemon for these Routes, so just Surf your way north then west along Routes 128, 127, and then 126 -- either avoiding the trainers or fighting them as you choose (I avoided them) -- and fighting or running from the wild encounters (I ran because I was in a hurry to get to the city).

Look on the map to get your bearings and then head to the south side of the volcano that Sootopolis is inside of -- there is deep water marker here, so dive down and you will see the cavern entrance ahead -- go inside then surface.


Entering Sootopolis City


As soon as you surface you will see the two Legendary Pokemon square off and battle -- there is nothing you can do about that right now, so go around them to the north where you will find Maxie and Archie at the Pokemon Gym.  

They are both horrified at what they have done -- but hey, that is why we build prisons -- so horrified criminals have someplace to stay and be really... err.. Yeah.  To the right is the Poke Center -- go there to heal and save if you have not already done so, okay?

There are townsfolk blocking your path to the deeper parts of Sootopolis at the moment, but that is okay, because we have something that we actually need to do -- so head west (left) now past the Gym to another spit of land where Steven is waiting for us.  Once we step on to the land and approach him he tells us that our being here means that we are involved in this crisis -- and we should follow him as he has someone that he wants us to meet!

-- Cave of Origin --

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Cave of Origin Pokemon Report

-- #042 Golbat (U)
-- #302 Sableye (U)
-- #041 Zubat (C)

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Follow him we do, and he leads us to meet the Legendary Trainer Wallace, who used to be the Sootopolis Gym Leader until recently.  After a brief conversation with Wallace in which pretty much nothing is explained, he asks if you might know where the current whereabouts of one Rayquaza might be?  Well, sure we do!  He lives in the Sky Pillar -- doesn't everybody know that?

Apparently not...

Once you tell Wallace where the peacemaker can be found he does a vanishing act -- looks like we have to get to the Sky Pillar on our own...  So go ahead and backtrack to the entrance, where you can say hello and goodbye to Steven -- who has heard of the Sky Pillar but has never actually been there it seems.  Well, we'll have to find it for ourselves then!

If you have not already done so, now would be an excellent time to hit the nearby Poke Mart to stock up on kit, then cross to the other side of town, heal, and save.  Done?  Excellent!

If you have not played either of the two previous games then you are not aware that Rayquaza is the G Golden Ticket here -- he is the one Pokemon that can stop Kyogre and Groudon from destroying each other -- and the world.  The trick is going to be capturing Rayquaza in order to make that happen.

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Comments for 21: The Way to Sootopolis

4 comments, latest first.
Oct 7th 2020 Jian Carlo M Valenzuela
Um... can u help me because I do not know what to do after being a champion and what to do after defeating the frontier brains. I don't know also how to remove the wiggling tree close to the waterfall and I don't know what's inside the cave. Thank You
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Apr 20th 2015 Guest
i have pokemon emerald which means groudon or kyogre appear
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Dec 27th 2014 Guest
i am not getting to see groudon and kyogre!!!!!!
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Dec 12th 2014 Guest
I surface next to sub but don't get in the same cave as you??
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