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After Petalburg Gym

Vincent Lau

Surf opens up many new paths, both forwards and backwards.

Petalburg City

After the Gym Battle, Norman will see you out of the Gym, where you’ll meet Wally and his uncle. The latter, as thanks for helping Wally on his way thus far, will hand over HM03 (Surf).

Surf is, in battle, a decent Water-type move of 90 Power that hits everyone adjacent to the user; in the field, it will let you cross waters now that you’ve actually earned the Balance Badge. Soon thereafter, you and Wally will head straight to Mauville City automatically.

Mauville City

Heal up here from your Gym Battle before proceeding east onto Route 118. Also teach one of your Pokémon Surf; you’ll need that. For us, it was "Linoone" IconLinoone, rounding it out as a true HM slave. You can probably Fish one if you need to.

You may even be able to learn more O-Powers from the man in the Pokémon Center, so be sure to check if just for that.

In any case, there’s a bunch of items to find and things to do thanks to being able to use Surf, so feel free to scour the region if you want them. Otherwise, see the Feather Badge chapter for going back to the main game.


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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Relive your adventures in Hoenn or start a brand new journey with this re-imagining of a much-loved game. Collect and battle your way to the Pokemon League for the right to challenge the Elite Four. Hunt legendary Pokemon, breed them and become the best Pokemon Master you can be with the help of our guide!

  • A full walkthrough for all badges and the Pokemon League challenges.
  • Side quest information on legendary Pokemon and the different Routes and Caves.
  • Information on breeding, Pokemon Contests, the Battle Maison and much more!
  • Full-color screenshots throughout and useful tips to help you along the way.
  • Comparisons between the original game and remake.

Updates (Aug 2016):

  • Added Encounter Rates to Wild Pokémon table lists as well as general locations making it easier to find your favorite Pokémon.
  • Fixed some formatting issues and general editing.
  • Expanded Introduction with loads of new information.
  • Restructured Extra Activities section (at the end) for easier navigation and reading.

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