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Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
Editor(s): Vincent Lau, Claire Farnworth
First Published: 28-11-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:06 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 29-03-2020 / 05:24 GMT

Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Guide

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Rain Badge

Sootopolis City Gym

Careful planning is needed unless you want to keep falling through the floor.

Recommended Levels: 46-57

Local Trainers Pokémon

Name Money Party
Lass Andrea 672 Ludicolo Lv. 42
Beauty Tiffany 2,296 Golduck Lv. 41, Wailord Lv. 41
Beauty Bridget 2,408 Gorebyss Lv. 43
Beauty Connie 2,408 Huntail Lv. 43
Lady Brianna 4,920 Clamperl Lv. 41, Corsola Lv. 41
Beauty Olivia 2,408 Starmie Lv. 43
Lass Crissy 656 Luvdisc Lv. 39, Seadra Lv. 41
Poké Fan Marissa 2,752 Azumarill Lv. 43

Much like the Ruby/Sapphire version of this Gym, the puzzle in this Gym - when you approach it after the first step of stairs - is to simply step on each icy tile one time.

Use the diagrams to figure out where to go and how. We will note that, if you wish to fight most of the Gym Trainers, fall at least once.

Puzzle 1

Puzzle 2

Puzzle 3

And, of course, at the end lies…

BOSS: Gym Leader Wallace

Pokémon Type Moves
Luvdisc Lv. 44 Water Water Pulse, Attract, Sweet Kiss, Draining Kiss
Whiscash Lv. 44 Water/Ground Mud Sport, Waterfall, Zen Headbutt, Earthquake
Sealeo Lv. 44 Water/Ice Encore, Body Slam, Aurora Beam, Waterfall
Seaking Lv. 44 Water Aqua Ring, Rain Dance, Waterfall, Horn Drill
Milotic Lv. 46 Water Hydro Pump, Disarming Voice, Recover, Ice Beam

Rewards : $5,520; Rain Badge; HM05 (Waterfall)

For the record, most of these Pokémon should be able to be unilaterally defeated by your Cosplay Pikachu (particularly with Light Ball), Sceptile, a different Grass Pokémon such as Breloom or Vileplume, another Electric Pokémon such as Magnezone, or Primal Kyogre with Thunder.

Luvdisc is mostly about an initial weakening of your party: it can potentially force you into Infatuation before Sweet Kissing you and Water Pulsing you to death. The latter can cause Confusion and you really don’t want both (Infatuated + Confused means a 1/4 chance of attacking).

Taking out Luvdisc before the damage can accumulate is crucial; as usual, a One-Hit KO is preferable. Any of your starters should be able to manage this with a STAB attack. (Blaziken can do his with with Sky Uppercut or Brick Break.)

Whiscash is here to screw over Electric Pokémon, because of his immunity to Electric and because Mud Sport weakens Electric moves. A good Grass attack would be nice to take care of this, or just a general nuking/STAB attack. Nothing special to note otherwise, really.

Beware Sealeo’s Encore and just starter-STAB him to death. (Again, Blaziken will get his in with Fighting.) Or just generally STAB. Nothing special.

Seaking likes to make this team into what its made for; a Rain Dance team. Sort of. Notice how there are two Swift Swim Pokémon on this team.

Only Seaking actually benefits though, barring Water’s power boost, which isn’t too bad if you don’t keep a Fire/Rock/Ground Pokémon around. Of course, Rain Dance also helps you, giving STAB Water attacks on Whiscash a chance, and making Thunder 100% accurate.

Horn Drill is a One-Hit KO move with its accuracy being equal to [User Lv. - Target Lv. + 30]%. If you have a Lv. 74+ Pokémon, you will avoid Horn Drill’s One Hit KO chance altogether, but that’s significant overleveling. Your highest level Pokémon with a STAB attack will do.

Milotic is the cornerstone of Wallace’s team, mostly a wall Pokémon whenever it’s used, particularly towards Sp. Def. Here, Recover’s presence alongside several healing items is no help to you at all.

For the most part, you’ll either sink this gal in one hit or however long it takes Recover’s PP to run out, whichever comes first, and it’ll hopefully be the former since she’ll more or less force out Recover whenever she falls below half HP.

So general nuking tactics - preferably from Physical-oriented Pokémon and preferably Grass/Electric moves - will be the general tactic here. No surprise here.

Wallace is too special to give you a TM like the other Gym Leaders...

After the battle, Wallace will give you the Rain Badge , which makes all Pokémon, even traded ones, obey you without question. It also allows you to use HM05 (Waterfall) out of battle, which he’ll give you.

Waterfall not only allows you… well, to climb waterfalls, but it also is a good physical Water move, particularly if you have Swampert.

So, in any case, we have eight Gym Badges! At last!

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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