nine − two =

fourteen + 7 =

The Hive Badge

After the battle exit out of the GYM and you’ll get a call from Prof. Elm. He tells you to go to the Pokemart to pick up the egg you delivered earlier. Just walk around with the egg in your party and it’ll eventually hatch! When it does hatch call up Prof. Elm. He will tell you to go and see him with the egg. So try and make it hatch before the end of route 32. When you do reach him put Togepi at the top of your party and speak to Prof. Elm. He’ll give you an Everstone.

Continue on eastward to Route 36 after you healed your pokemon.

Route 36

Route 36 is kind of a dead end because a weird tree is blocking the way. If you talk to one of the people on the route you’ll get HM06 which is Rock Smash. To use it outside of battle you’ll need the Violet City GYM Badge. Next head south to the Ruins of Alph.

Ruin of Alph

The ruins of Alph are…..well….ruins. They hold a pokemon mystery! There are three rooms you can get into. One is full of scientist which we’ll get to later. One reaches an old hall full of people checking out the ruins. The Third I’ll talk about later.

Bring a pokemon that knows Rock Smash. At the north end of the Ruins you’ll find some smashable rocks. Inside one is a blue shard and behing that rock is a non smashable rock with a rare candy inside. At the south end of the Ruins there will be another non smashable rock with a great ball hidden inside. It’s across the lab’s front door.

Now head to the third house like ruin. A potion will be inside and you can head right, up into another house, left, and into a ruin. Inside you’ll see a secret message on the back wall that says “ESCAPE.” After reading it use an Escape Rope to open a secret passage. Inside are some items: Oran Berry, Pecha Berry, Energy Powder, and Heal Powder. In the back of the room is a hole. Inside the hole will be another message that reads “OUR CLAN ENGRAVED WORDS IN THIS PLACE.” Jump into the next hole to reach the hall with people inside. Exit out and go back to the ruin with the secret passage. Instead of going in the secret passage, this time read the plate next to the lady. There will be a puzzle of a Kabuto. It’s not very hard. There are four pieces missing. The pieces are on the sides of the puzzle. Tap the pieces to rotate them and then drag and drop them into place. When you get the puzzle right you’ll fall down another hole. At the bottom you’ll find an archeologist who will give you the key item “UNOWN Report” which marks all 26 unown after you catch them. Inside this hall you can find the unown. When you’re done exit out and continue your journey. Next is route 32.

Route 32

Obtainable Pokemon
Rattata
Ekans (SS Only)
Zubat (Mornings and Nights)
Bellsprout
Mareep
Hoppip (Mornings and Day)
Wooper (Morning and Nights)

You can reach route 32 by going east of the Ruins of Alph or South of Violet City. If you go south of Violet City you’ll find a Ylw Apricorn tree. Head south and a man will stop you. He’ll give you a Miracle Seed which boosts grass type moves. Route 32 is a long rectangular path south so you’ll have to head that way most of the time. Not too far you’ll reach a trainer:

Youngster Albert – 128 Pokedollars

Rattata (Male) Lv6
Type:Normal
Ability:Run Away or Guts (Not Sure Which)
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Tail Whip (Normal/Other)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)
EXP:72

Zubat (Male) Lv8
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
EXP:90

Keep going south and you’ll see a big rock. On the left is a repel in the grass. To the right is another trainer:

Picnicker Liz – 128 Pokedollars and a phone number

Nidoran (Female) lv8
Type:Poison
Ability:Poison Point or Rivalry (Not Sure Which)
Attacks:
-Growl (Normal/Other)
-Scratch (Normal/Physical)
-Tailwhip (Normal/Other)
EXP:98

After you defeat her continue south. You’ll come to a fork. You can go right to a dock full of trainers or the left in tall grass with some trainers too. To the left in the tall grass is:

Camper Roland – 144 Pokedollars

Nidoran (Male) Lv9
Type:Poison
Ability:Poison Point or Rivalry (Not Sure Which)
Attacks:
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-Peck (Flying/Physical)
-Focus Energy (Normal/Other)
-Double Kick (Fighting/Physical)
EXP:114

Around some trees to the right is a great ball. Head south but don’t go down the stairs. Instead go to the left of the stairs for TM09 Bullet Seed. Then continue southward. You’ll soon run into another trainer:

Youngster Gordon – 160 Pokedollars

Wooper (Male) Lv10
Type:Water/Ground
Ability:Water Absorb
Attacks:
-Water Gun (Water/Special)
-Tail Whip (Normal/Other)
-Mud Sport (Ground/Other)
-Mud Shot (Ground/Special)
EXP:110

If you took the right path to the docks you would have ran into two fisherman you can battle and another fisherman at the end who will see you and challenge you to a battle:

Fisherman Henry – 256 Pokedollars

Poliwag (Male) Lv8
Type:Water
Ability:Water Absorb
Attacks:
-Watersport (Water/Other)
-Bubble (Water/Special)
-Hypnosis (Psychic/Other)
EXP:132

Poliwag (Male) Lv8
Type:Water
Ability:Damp
Attacks:
-Watersport (Water/Other)
-Bubble (Water/Special)
-Hypnosis (Psychic/Other)
EXP:132

Fisherman Justin – 160 Pokedollars

Magikarp (Male) Lv5
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim
Attacks:
-Splash (Normal/Other)
EXP:20-21

Magikarp (Male) Lv5
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim
Attacks:
-Splash (Normal/Other)
EXP:20-21

Magikarp (Male) Lv5
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim
Attacks:
-Splash (Normal/Other)
EXP:20-21

Magikarp (Male) Lv15
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim
Attacks:
-Splash (Normal/Other)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
EXP:63

Fisherman Ralph – 320 Pokedollars and a phone number

Goldeen (Male) Lv10
Type:Water
Ability:Swift Swim or Water Veil (Not Sure Which)
Attacks:
-Peck (Flying/Physical)
-Tail Whip (Normal/Other)
-Water Sport (water/Other)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
EXP:236

Continue South and you’ll run into a man selling slowpoke tail for a million pokedollars. Next to the man is a Pokemon Center and a girl above it named Freda. On Friday she will appear and give you a Poison Barb. Go inside the pokemon center to heal your pokemon. The man on the left will ask if you pick Apricorns. Say yes to receive 2 Lure Balls. A man next to him will ask if you want to go fishing, say yes and you’ll get the old rod. Exit the center and you’ll run into another trainer:

Bird Keeper Peter – 256 Pokedollars

Pidgey (Male) Lv6
Type:Flying/Normal
Ability:Keen Eye or Tangled Feet (Not Sure Which)
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sand Attack (Ground/Other)
EXP:68-70

Pidgey (Male) Lv6
Type:Flying/Normal
Ability:Keen Eye or Tangled Feet (Not Sure Which)
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Sand Attack (Ground/Other)
EXP:68-70

Spearow (Male) Lv8
Type:Flying/Normal
Ability:Keen Eye
Attacks:
-Peck (Flying/Physical)
-Growl (Normal/Other)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
EXP:98

Go south and in the right corner you’ll see a breakable rock. If you still have a pokemon that knows rock smash you can break that and grab the Shell Bell. Next you need to enter Union Cave!

Union Cave

Obtainable Pokemon
Zubat
Geodude
Rattata
Onix
Sandshrew (HG Only)
Lapras (On Friday, Bottom Basement)

Like all cave you’ll encounter random battles. You can check out the first floor and part of the basement but none of the rest until you have the surf HM. On a friday you’ll find a Lapras all the way at the bottom.

Now that you’re inside the cave head west and when you have the ability, north. You’ll find an X-Attack on the ground. If you keep going up you’ll see a trainer guarding a staircase

Firebreather Ray – 288 Pokedollars

Vulpix (Female) Lv 9
Type:Fire
Ability:Flas hFire
Attacks:
-Ember (Fire/Special)
-Tail Whip (Normal/Other)
-Roar (Normal/Other)
EXP:120

Head down the staircase to find an X-Defend on one side and TM39 – Rock Tomb on the other. That’s all there is to do down there, head back up stairs. Once upstairs head south until you come across a trainer:

Hiker Daniel – 352 Pokedollars

Onix (Male) Lv11
Type:Rock/Ground
Ability:Rock Head or Sturdy (Either way it won’t be effective this early)
Attacks:
-Harden (Normal/Other)
-Bind (Normal/Physical)
-Screech (Normal/Other)
-Rockthrow (Rock/Phsyical)
EXP:252

After beaing him head East and you’ll run into another trainer:

Hiker Russel– 256 Pokedollars

Geodude (Male) Lv4
Type:Rock/Ground
Ability:Rock Head or Sturdy
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Defense Curl (Normal/Other)
-Mud Sport (Ground/Other)
EXP:60

Geodude (Male) Lv6
Type:Rock/Ground
Ability:Rock Head or Sturdy
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Defense Curl (Normal/Other)
-Mud Sport (Ground/Other)
EXP:92

Geodude (Male) Lv8
Type:Rock/Ground
Ability:Rock Head or Sturdy
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Defense Curl (Normal/Other)
-Mud Sport (Ground/Other)
-Rock Polish (Rock/Other)
EXP:122

Continue East until you hit the wall, then head south. You’ll come to a big rock with a trainer to the right of it and to the left is a Potion. Under the trainer is a great ball:

Firebreather Bill – 192 Pokedollars.

Koffing (Male) Lv6
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Poison Gas (Poison/Other)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
EXP:144

Koffing (Male) Lv6
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Poison Gas (Poison/Other)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
EXP:144

After the battle head west to the water and then south. You’ll encounter yet anothet trainer:

Poke Maniac Larry – 704 Pokedollars

Slowpoke (Male) Lv11
Type:Water/Psychic
Ability:Oblivious or Own Tempo (Not Sure)
Attacks:
-Yawn (Normal/Other)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Growl (Normal/Other)
-Water Gun (Water/Special)
EXP:228

Head East after the battle towards the end of the tunnel and pick up the Awakening.

Route 33

Obtainable Pokemon
Ekans (SS Only)
Rattata
Spearow (Morning and Day)
Zubat
Hopip (Morning and Day)

Once you reach this route you’ll notice it’s raining pretty hard. There are two Apricorn Trees, Pnk and Blk. Before heading to Azalea Town there will be one more trainer to face:

Hiker Anthony – 352 Pokedollars and a phone number

Geodude (Male) Lv11
Type:Ground/Rock
Ability:Rock Head or Sturdy
Attacks:
-Defense Curl (Normal/Other)
-Mud Sport (Ground/Other)
-Rock Polish (Rock/Other)
-Rock Throw (Rock/Physical)
EXP:170

Machop (Male) Lv11
Type:Fighting
Ability:Guts or No Guard (Not Sure Which)
Attacks:
-Low Kick (Fighting/Physical)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-Focus Energy (Normal/Other)
-Karate Chop (Fighting/Physical)
EXP:174

Azalea Town

Living Happily With Pokemon

Pokemart
Pokeball – P 200
Potion – P 300
Super Potion – P 700
Antidote – P 100
Parlyze Heal – P 200
Awakening – P 250
Burn Heal – P 250
Ice Heal – P 250
Escape Rope – P 550
Repel – P 350

Bloom Mail – P 50
Heal Ball – P 300
Net Ball – P 1000

First thing you should do is head to the pokemon center to heal your pokemon. You can now go down stairs to get the Pal Pad and exchange things with friends using Wi-Fi. If you need supplies go to the poke mart. There’s not much you can do at first. Head to Kurt’s house at the far North West side of town. There’s a Wht Apricorn tree next to it. Go inside and talk to Kurt. After speaking with him he’ll run out towards Slowpoke Well. Go there and you’ll notice the Team Rocket Guard is gone. Head inside Slowpoke Well to continue.

Slowpoke Well

Obtainable Pokemon
Zubat
Slowpoke

Basement has:
Zubat
Golbat
Slowpoke
Slowbro

Inside the well you’ll find Kurt. You can talk to him if you want, then head deeper into the cave. You’ll run into a few Team Rocket members:

Team Rocket Grunt – 360 Pokedollars

Rattata (Male) Lv9
Type:Normal
Ability:
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Tail Whip (Normal/Other)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Focus Energy (Normal/Other)
EXP:108

Rattata (Male) Lv9
Type:Normal
Ability:Run Away or Guts (Not Sure)
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Tail Whip (Normal/Other)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Focus Energy (Normal/Other)
EXP:108

Head around the cliffs to find a super potion and another Rocket member:

Team Rocket Grunt – 440 Pokedollars

Zubat (Female) Lv 9
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
EXP:102-103

Ekans (Female) Lv11
Type:Poison
Ability:Intimidate
Attacks:
-Wrap (Normal/Physical)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-Poison Sting (Poison/Physical)
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
EXP:144

If you head down and to the right you’ll find a lone rock. It’s not smashable. Examine it to find a super potion. Now head to the other rockets to take them on:

Team Rocket Grunt – 360 Pokedollars

Rattata (Male) Lv7
Type:Normal
Ability:Guts or Run Away (Not Sure)
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Attack)
-Tail Whip (Normal/Other)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Attack)
-Focus Energy (Normal/Other)
EXP:88

Zubat (Male) Lv 9
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
EXP:102-103

Zubat (Male) Lv 9
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
EXP:102-103

One of the slow pokes in the well has mail which you can read if you like. Then head to the boss Rocket:

Executive Proton – 480 Pokedollars

Zubat (Male) Lv8
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
EXP:90

Koffing (Male) Lv12
Type:Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Poison Gas (Poison/Other)
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Smog (Poison/Special)
-Smokescreen (Normal/Other)
EXP:290

Later when you have the strength and surf HMs you can come back to the well to get more items in the basement!

You go back to Kurt’s house after the battle and receive a Fast Ball. This is the man to give your apricorns to and he’ll make pokeballs for you. You can only give him one color at a time but as many of that one color as you want. It takes 24 hours for him to create the balls. His grandaugter will give you his number for future use. When you’re done with all that you can now choose to fight the GYM Leader, or you can head on to Ilex Forest first for a small mission. You won’t be able to progress until you beat the GYM.

Azalea GYM

The Azalea GYM is full of Bug Pokemon. Bug Pokemon are strong against Psychic, Dark, and Grass Type. They’re weak to fire, Flying, and Rock.

The GYM is pretty weirdly laid out. You jump on giant spider things that take you from one side to the other. The Middle spider takes you to:

Bug Catcher Al – 192 Pokedollars

Caterpie (Male) Lv12
Type:Bug
Ability:Shield Dust
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-String Shot (Bug/Other)
EXP:135

Weedle (Male) Lv12
Type:Bug/Poison
Ability:Shield Dust
Attacks:
-Poison Sting (Poison/Physical)
-String Shot (Bug/Other)
EXP:133

The Right Spider leads to a dead end. The Left spider lets you progress in the GYM and takes you to:

Bug Catcher Benny – 192 Pokedollars

Weedle (Male) Lv7
Type:Bug/Poison
Ability:Shield Dust
Attacks:
-Poison Sting (Poison/Physical)
-String Shot (Bug/Other)
EXP:78

Kakuna (Male) Lv9
Type:Bug/Poison
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Harden (Normal/Other)
EXP:136

Beedrill (Male) Lv12
Type:Poison/Bug
Ability:Swarm
Attacks:
-Fury Attack (Normal/Physical)
EXP:408

If you jump on the next spider after you defeat Benny you’ll reach a double batte:

Twins Amy and Mimi – 320 Pokedollars

Spinarak (Female) Lv10
Type:Bug/Poison
Ability:Swarm or Insomnia
Attacks:
-Poison Sting (Poison/Physical)
-String Shot (Bug/Other)
-Scary Face (Normal/Other)
-Constrict (Normal/Other)
EXP:111

Ledyba (Female) Lv10
Type:Bug/Flying
Ability:Swarm or Early Bird
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
-Supersonic (Normal/Other)
-Comet Punch (Normal/Physical)
EXP:111

If you clicked the switch BEFORE you went on the spider you’ll reach:

Bug Catcher josh – 208 Pokedollars

Paras (Male) Lv13
Type:Bug/Grass
Ability:Effect Spore
Attacks:
-Scratch (Normal/Physical)
-Stun Spore (Grass/Other)
-PoisonPowder (Poison/Other)
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
EXP:194

So the correct thing to do is step on the spider, click the switch, step on the spider again, click the switch, and step on the spider one last time to face the GYM Leader!

GYM Leader Bugsy – 1800 Pokedollars, TM89 U-Turn, and the Hive Badge. The Hive badge allows pokemon up to level 30 obey you, and it gives you the ability to use HM01 Cut outside of battle.

Bugsy uses Scyther quite a bit. He uses Scyther and his U-Turn attack to switch back and forth between his other pokemon. If your pokemon are weak he may just use quick attack. The other two cacoon pokemon have the shed skin ability which makes them almost invulnerable to status effects.

Scyther (Female) Lv17 w/Sitrus Berry
Type:Bug/Flying
Ability:Technician
Attacks:
-U-Turn (Bug/Physical)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-Focus Energy (Normal/Other)
EXP:681

Metapod (Female) Lv15
Type:Bug
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Tackle (Normal/Physical)
EXP:230-231

Kakuna (Female) Lv17
Type:Bug/Poison
Ability:Shed Skin
Attacks:
-Poison Sting (Poison/Physical)
EXP:228

Now that you got the badge you can head to Ilex Forest. Remember to heal your pokemon first. But, before you leave Azalea town you’ll have to face your Rival!


Rival – 1152 Pokedollars
Your rival has grown a lot since the last time you saw him. He can be really tough if you’re not prepared. If your pokemon gets cursed by Gastly you could switch him out unless you have mean look on you, then you’re stuck but Gastly will have half HP. Zubat shouldn’t be too much trouble. His starter pokemon is his strongest. Don’t use your starter against his unless it’s a few levels higher. Look at the attack lists and prepare before battle.

Gastly (Male) Lv14
Type:Ghost/Poison
Ability:Levitate
Attacks:
-Lick (Ghost/Physical)
-Spite (Ghost/Other)
-Mean Look (Normal/Other)
-Curse (???/Other)
EXP:285

Zubat (Male) Lv16
Type:Flying/Poison
Ability:Inner Focus
Attacks:
-Leech Life (Bug/Physical)
-Super Sonic (Normal/Other)
-Astonish (Ghost/Physical)
EXP:184

DEPENDING ON YOUR STARTER:

Croconaw (Male) Lv18
Type:Water
Ability:Torrent
Attacks:
-Water Gun (Water/Special)
-Bite (Dark/Physical)
-Rage (Normal/Physical)
-Scary Face (Normal/Physical)
EXP:548-550

Bayleef (Male) Lv18
Type:Grass
Ability:Overgrow
Attacks:
-Poison Powder (Poison/Other)
-Reflect (Psychic/Other)
-Synthesis (Grass/Other)
-Razor Leaf (Grass/Physical)
EXP:548-550?

Quilava (Male) Lv18
Type:Fire
Ability:Blaze
Attacks:
-Ember (Fire/Special)
-Leer (Normal/Other)
-Smokescreen (Normal/Other)
-Quick Attack (Normal/Physical)

EXP:548-550?

Now you can head to Ilex Forest! You may want to heal your pokemon though.