What a nice way to greet you… (left), You too can surprise Pokémon the Volo way. (right)
Once again, depart from Jubilife Village via the Front Gate and head over to the Obsidian Fieldlands. As you step foot in the area, you’ll be jumped by Volo. Whoa, don’t do that, man! He’ll teach you his heart-stopping technique.
Once you’re in control, make your way to the end of Aspiration Hill; just keep following the path before you. Near where the lone Shinx is, go across the bridge to meet up with Akari/Rei and Mai.
To determine whether you’re ready to take on her request, Mai will challenge you to a fight.
Mai is waiting for you at the top of the mountain. (left), Yes, we took all day to reach her. (right)
In your own time, make your way to Deertrack Heights, at the top of the small mountain ahead. You could take the direct route, by passing south-east through Deertrack Path. Or you could zig-zag across the mountain, while searching for wild Pokémon and whatnot.
When you meet up with Mai again, she’ll point out the Pokémon that’s been giving her trouble.
4. Defeat the Alpha Kricketune at Deertrack Heights¶
In front of you, there’s a Kricketune, but one that’s very different to the norm.
This Kricketune is tougher than the Munchlax and Pikachu you fought before. However, it’s only one (albeit very giant) bug versus up to six of your Pokémon, so we can’t imagine you’d lose. To maximize your chance of success though, we suggest sending out Fire, Rock or Flying-types.
Just another day at the office, really. (left), With Kricketune out of the picture, a new camp can built here. (right)
After driving away the Alpha Kricketune, the mission will end amicably. The Galaxy Team will set up a new base camp where you fought the Kricketune: the Heights Camp. The next time you visit the fieldlands, you can fast-travel to this camp to quickly reach different places.