Local Trainers Pokémon
|Team Aqua Grunt||640||Carvanha Lv. 16|
|Team Aqua Grunt||560||Zubat Lv. 14, Carvanha Lv. 14|
West of the main entrance to town is the Slateport Market, which allows you to buy a huge variety of goods. First begin by going to the southwest stall and looking for the white sparkles on the ground; examine them for an Alakazite , which will let Alakazam Mega Evolve.
As you go north, the first two shops are for Super Secret Bases. The next two are for Vitamins (west) and incense (east); the woman next to the Vitamins vendor will also be able to give you an Effort Ribbon if your lead Pokémon has 510 EVs.
North of the incense girl is the TM salesman; Thunder Wave can be useful for dealing with Pokémon capture, but that’s about it.
When you leave the market, go northwest into the Pokémon Fan Club. If your Pokémon has maxed Happiness - it probably will if you’ve kept your starter thus far - then you’ll get a Soothe Bell from the woman at the back, which ironically boosts the rate of Happiness’s increase.
The chairman of the club - the one sitting on the sofa - will give you an item whenever you maximize the Contest stats of a Pokémon, and the item will be correspondent to the stat:
Red Scarf for Cool, Yellow Scarf for Tough, Blue Scarf for Beautiful (once called Beauty), Green Scarf for Clever (once called Smart), and Pink Scarf for Cute.
Return to the town entrance and go north and into the brown house next to the sea. There, you’ll meet Dock - wow, clever - who tells you that Captain Stern - amazingly clever naming here - should be at the Oceanic Museum.
After this minor scene, quickly go upstairs and use the Vending Machine for a bit. You can buy Lemonades here, which are rather cheap and yet better than the expensive Super Potions found at the Poké Mart.
In any case, if you go further north from this building, you’ll find the Pokémon Center and Poké Mart. There’s also the Name Rater northwest of there, which lets you change the nicknames of Pokémon you have caught on this game file.
And, finally, in the far northwest corner of the town is a Contest Hall. While you can’t participate in the renewed Pokémon Contests yet, you can speak with the man on the northwestern upper floor of the Hall to get TM41 (Torment).
Once you’re finally done fooling around, go south of the Center/Mart, then east to find the Museum. Enter it and pay the 40 needed to enter. As you enter the main room, go east and speak with the southeasternmost Team Magma/Aqua member there to get TM46 (Thief).
There’s not much else special here not related to the plot, unless you feel like getting some geology/oceanology factoids by examining the various exhibits. There are a few more on the second floor, as well as that Stern fella you were looking for earlier in the southeast corner.
Some Team Aqua/Magma Grunts will saunter up for a quick beating, though. Soon thereafter, another man walks up. He introduces himself as the leader of Team Magma or Aqua, depending on your game, and explains his team’s “noble” mission.
He, Maxie/Archie, eventually leaves after a further rant, and then you proceed to hand the Devon Parts to Stern, who also leaves.
Note that, if you go back to Route 116 now and speak with the scientist outside the Rusturf Tunnel, he will give you a Repeat Ball , which is great for catching Pokémon owned once before.
That’s about it, it seems. Heal up in the Pokémon Center and attempt to head north out of town where a man runs up to another man and mentions a photo shoot is happening. You’ll automatically walk over to Lisia, apparently some kind of Trainer who is well-known in Pokémon Contests.
She decides to introduce you to the world of Pokémon Contesting by giving you a Contest Pass - which lets you into Contests - and a Pokéblock Kit - which lets you make Pokéblocks and boost the Contest abilities of your Pokémon.
If you don’t want to bother, proceed simply onto Route 110. If you want to do so, though, go into the Contest Hall and approach the reception desk. She’ll take you into a back room and give you the Contest Costume , which will obviously look different between whether you’re a guy or gal.
If you wish to participate, go ahead and check your Pokémon’s moves in the Summary screen and look at their contest attributes; you can see what moves are of which contest type. It’s best to have multiple moves of the same type to take advantage of their effects.
For example, Combusken and Taillow are geared for Cool contests and Beautifly for Clever ones. Go to the reception desk for an overview.
|Cosplay Pikachu||Electric||Lightning Rod|
After the contest itself, you’ll receive the Cosplay Pikachu as you leave the Hall. Cosplay Pikachu is special: it has five different Formes, each suited to a particular Contest type. It will also learn one unique move per cosplay type, a move it normally cannot learn, such as Meteor Mash or Flying Press!
I would even recommend outright adding this Pikachu to your party since it comes at Level 20. And, with that done, you can finally get onto Route 110 !