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The Meteorite Shards

Vincent Lau

It's nice of Zinnia to allow you time to prepare your team.

Local Trainers Pokémon

Name Money Party
Pokémon Trainer Zinnia 5,700 "Tyrantrum" IconTyrantrum Lv. 55, "Altaria" IconAltaria Lv. 55, "Salamence" IconSalamence Lv. 57

Granite Cave

After you learn of what you are to do, leave the Devon Corp. and Fly to Granite Cave.

Inside, head along the path north and west, then downstairs into the cave in which you met Steven long ago… As you approach, you’ll see Zinnia once again; how does she keep antipicating our movements? In any case, she apparently doesn’t mind handing over the Meteorite Shard .

She does however ask for a battle, and who are you, the Pokémon League Champion, to refuse an offer like that? Still, despite that, it could hardly be called a boss, given what the Elite Four were like. She even has an affinity for Dragon Pokémon, akin to Drake.

Afterwards, you’ll be given the Meteorite Shard. After a cryptic quote from Zinnia (referencing Pokémon Black/White at the same time), she’ll leave and you’ll get a phone call. Anyhow, leave the cave and head to Mossdeep.

Mossdeep City

Head to the Mossdeep Space Center at the northeast side of town at the very top. Inside, go northeast to the stairs and you’ll head on to 2F. There, Prof. Cozmo will explain the plan.

In essence, we are to use the Infinity Energy stored in the space centre’s rocket in combination with the life energy of humans found in Key Stones, to replicate and amplify the energy found in Mega Evolution.

The rocket will in turn use this massive energy to create a wormhole in space in the path of the asteroid, sending it off to some other part of the universe and making it E.T.’s problem.

However we’ll need a second Meteorite Shard and Zinnia has it. Luckily, she’ll come in and hand it over nicely. Not! She disagrees with the current plan and how it will unnecessarily repeat the sins of the past that this same technology created 3,000 years ago… or worse.

That said, no alternative currently presents itself, so there’s not much else you can do. The second Meteorite Shard we need will be found at Meteor Falls, and Steven will tag along with you on this one. So, then, Fly to Meteor Falls.

Meteor Falls

It's a longer road to get the second shard, but straightforward if you came here earlier.

Enter the cavern. The path we discussed was in Meteor Falls in Full ; if you’ve not sidequested here yet, visit the A Final Detour chapter for the full details. It will be after the Old Couple, before ascending the many ledges, that you will meet up with Steven and find the Meteorite Shard.

He has gotten it from a descendant of the Draconid people, those tasked with passing down Mega Evolution’s skillset, who worshipped "Rayquaza" IconRayquaza in the olden days, for "Rayquaza" IconRayquaza has calmed the many catastrophes of the Hoenn region, be it meteors or the awakening of the Primal Pokémon.

It was the meetings with "Rayquaza" IconRayquaza, when a sacred stone was in his presence, that triggered the world’s first Mega Evolution. The person who did this was known as the Lorekeeper, and they could summon "Rayquaza" IconRayquaza at will. The current generation’s Lorekeeper … is Zinnia.

She joined Team Aqua/Magma in an attempt to summon "Rayquaza" IconRayquaza to stop the meteorite by triggering the Primal Pokémon’s awakening and making him calm it. You unwittingly foiled her efforts, but she will continue this quest until it is completed or she dies trying, she is so convicted.

Anyhow, leave the cave and return to Rustboro.


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Guide Information

  • 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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