Recommended Levels: 58-70
Local Trainers Pokémon
|Magma Admin Courtney||5,300||Camerupt Lv. 53|
|Aqua Admin Matt||5,300||Sharpedo Lv. 53|
When you reload your game file, you’ll be treated to a brief cutscene.
At the Mossdeep Space Center an alert is given: a meteor is about to strike the planet, specifically southwest of Sootopolis! At the same time, there’s a woman and her Whismur, who seem to be planning something odd themselves. And so it fades in: "Delta Episode".
In any case, you’ll regain control back in Littleroot, in your room. Head downstairs to find your parents and you’ll be given a Pair of Tickets to a Litleonid meteor shower viewing in Mossdeep. They suggest inviting May/Brendan from next door.
Suddenly, outside, you’ll meet the girl from that weird intro, Zinnia, and a weirder official intro sends her off. Head next door and you’ll find May/Brendan, hurt apparently after the encounter with Zinnia, in which their Key Stone (you know, like your Mega Bracelet) was taken!
Apparently, Zinnia’s heading to Petalburg now… No time to worry about an impromptu date, then! Fly to Petalburg!
Head northwest to Wally’s uncle’s house and you’ll find Wally being bothered by one of the Team Aqua/Magma Admin, in this case Courtney/Matt. Apparently, Team Aqua/Magma’s after the Key Stones now in addition to that Zinnia girl from before, and Wally’s already had his taken too.
A quick battle will ensue with the Admin, though it’s pretty much an easy sweep at this point. And now it seems we’ve also got something going on at Meteor Falls as the Admin runs away…
Steven will call soon thereafter, saying there’s something important he needs you for in Rustboro, at the Devon Corp. Fly to Rustboro.
Heal up in the Center if that battle taxed you, then go north and to the Devon Corp; Steven will wait for you out front before beckoning you inside to his father’s office. And so Steven’s father will go on a long spiel spanning some 3,000 years, centering initially around the backplot of Pokémon X/Y.
In Kalos, as it can be assumed, a man (AZ) created an ultimate weapon, one for a war, that used the life energy of Pokémon. This power was harnessed in the modern era by Steven’s great-grandfather under the term "Infinite Energy": not for war, but for the benefit of all, such as for space exploration.
And it seems we are at an impasse here, for a massive asteroid - some six miles in diameter (10 kilometers), about the size of a city - is heading to collide with the planet, the results of which would be on the scale of the same one that eliminated the dinosaurs.
In order to stop the asteroid, research has been conducted at Mossdeep, but one of the components needed to execute the plan is a Meteorite Shard.
One such shard is supposed to be in Granite Cave, west of Dewford; that is your duty. Steven believes the Meteorite Shards may lie in the cave where you met him, the one with the ancient wall paintings of Groudon/Kyogre ravaging the planet.