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by Mystery119

2.Version History
3.Legal Uses

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

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

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. 
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 protected] 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. 
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 
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.

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:
     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 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. 

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
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.

    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 
     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

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

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

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: 

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 

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

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 

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 

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.

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 
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 

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. 

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

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 

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.

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
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 

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

Cyrus and Dialga or Palkia
Galactic Boss
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
     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. 

     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 

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

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.

      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 

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.