This is a walkthrough for the east section of Victory Road (only available during the postgame), including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.
After becoming the Champion and obtaining the National Pokédex, the guy blocking the east cavern in Victory Road (south from the exit to the Pokémon League) will be gone. You can then continue to a new section of Victory Road that connects to Route 224.
Pokémon Trainer Marley (Ally)
When you enter the main area, the elegant Marley will ask you to accompany her. While Marley is present, all wild Pokémon encounters will feature two Pokémon at once, with Marley assisting as Player 2. Likewise, she will assist as Player 2 during Double Battles with other trainers.
Similar to previous allies, Marley will fully restore your party after every single fight. So no need to hold back with your moves. Marley will permanently leave when you reach the exit in the north-east corner.
Full Victory Road - East Map
After entering the previously-blocked cave, you’ll arrive in a small area with two small staircases leading east.
The next area is far bigger and a dungeon in its own right. Two things will catch your attention. One, there’s a thick fog in the air, so you’ll need to use HM Defog to clear it. Two, Marley will somehow see through the fog and spot you. She’ll then tag along until you reach the exit of this area.
While Marley is following you, you cannot use HM Surf. That means if you want to explore past the waters, you’ll have to come back after escorting the lady. Anyway, the path is fairly straightforward. You’ll want to head north to begin with, then east at the corner. Along the way, you’ll need to fight multiple trainers in Double Battles.
If you’re in a hurry, you can skip three of the trainer pairs by taking a right at the first set of stairs. This is technically the long way round, but you’ll save time by avoiding those trainers. That said, it’s probably more efficient to beat up the trainers while Marley is healing you.
By the way, near the north-west corner, there’s a mini boulder puzzle. When you push the first boulder, you’ll find that you can only push one of the two remaining boulders, depending on where the first boulder ends up. To reach the top boulder, you need to shove the first boulder to the right, when there’s a gap. Otherwise, keep pushing the first boulder up.
(To push the other boulder, you’ll need to exit this area and re-enter, to reset all the boulders. Maybe do this after taking Marley to the exit.)
The next area is a straight and very long staircase leading back to the outside world.
Wild Pokémon - Ground (Entrance & Exit)
Wild Pokémon - Ground (Main Area)
Wild Pokémon - Surfing
Wild Pokémon - Fishing
Item Locations (Main Area)
|Dusk Stone||North-west corner, accessible by moving the top boulder. (Must re-enter room to get Elixir.)|
|Elixir||North-west corner, accessible by moving the right boulder. (Must re-enter room to get Dusk Stone.)|
|Max Revive||Towards the north, hidden in a rock east from the Veteran Terrell and Black Belt Eddie. After pushing the boulder all the way, it’s the rock above you.|
|Rare Candy||Towards the north, hidden in a rock along the east side of the rectangular pond. North-east from the Dragon Tamer.|
|Full Restore||North-west from the center. Hidden in a rock towards the center of the rock maze. The rock’s at the end of a west-facing arm.|
|Big Mushroom||Towards the east, hidden in the northermost rock along the east side of the pool south from the exit.|
|Big Pearl||Towards the north-east, opposite the exit, next to a pond. Also north-east from Psychic Deandre and Kendra.|
|Leftovers||Towards the south-west, at the south-east corner of the lake near the entrance.|
|Nugget||South-west from the center. Hidden at the north-east corner of the lake by the entrance.|
Trainer Battles (Main Area)
Ace Trainer Micah
Ace Trainer Brandi
Black Belt Eddie
Dragon Tamer Joe
Bird Keeper Autumn