|Kecleon||Normal||Tall grass, Horde||5%|
|Magikarp||Water||Old/Good Rod||65% (Old), 60% (Good)|
|Barboach||Water/Ground||Good/Super Rod||5% (Good), 100% (Super)|
Local Trainers’ Pokémon
|Parasol Lady Clarissa||1,056||Goldeen Lv. 31, Seaking Lv. 33|
|Bird Keeper Robert||1,360||Swablu Lv. 34|
Not a ton new here, not a lot that impresses. Absol is a really good Pokémon for this point in the game, boasting a high base 130 Attack. Linnone stills makes a nice HM slave, and Azumarill with Huge Power is its usual force to be reckoned with. That’s about it.
When you arrive, go east and battle the Parasol Lady. After the fight, go south of there and downstairs to find a Nest Ball , then go onto the water and enter the cave to the south, the Scorched Slab .
After visiting the Scorched Slab, go back north, make landfall, and Cut down the tree at the north side of the Route and follow the path to find, using your Dowsing Machine, a Rare Candy .
Return to the main route and head southeast; you’ll see a few holes in the grass. One will contain a hidden Revive if you use the Dowsing Machine. At the south end of the patch, defeat the Bird Trainer, then go southwest onto the bridge.
Partway along, you’ll find Steven. He’ll show you the Devon Scope and how it reveals invisible Pokémon, usually Kecleon, which in turn forces it to flee or fight you. You’ll fight a Lv. 30 Kecleon when he shows you its functions, and then you’ll get one for yourself.
Steven will also hand you the Blazikenite if your starter was Torchic, Swampertite if it was Mudkip, or Sceptilite if your starter was Treecko. These will respectively let you Mega Evolve Blaziken, Swampert, and Sceptile in battle, like you can Latios/Latias.
However, be aware that only one Mega Evolution can be used per battle per Trainer. Because of this, we would suggest keeping it off of your starter Pokémon; odds are, they’re your highest-leveled while Latios/Latias is your lowest, so it’ll benefit from the boost more. To each their own, though.
In any case, it’s time to return to Fortree.