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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 / 07:50 GMT

Pokémon: Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Guide

5 months ago · Guide Information

Stone Badge

Rustboro City Gym

Half museum, half Pokémon Gym. Just try not to break anything...

Recommended Levels: 13-16

Local Trainers Pokémon

Name Money Party
Youngster Josh 144 Geodude Lv. 7, Geodude Lv. 9
Youngster Tommy 160 Geodude Lv. 10
Schoolkid Georgia 144 Geodude Lv. 10

Rustboro City

Once you’re done philandering on Routes 115 and 116, go back to the Pokémon Center, heal, and go northeast and into the Gym.

Rustboro Gym

This Gym, like all opening Gyms, has a simple puzzle to it: each Gym has a puzzle of some sort in most instances, be they easy or hard. This one is pretty simple, though. There are three Gym Trainers in here, and you can dodge them in any desired way.

In fact, though, it’s best not to dodge them, but rather to plow through them for the EXP. and money. Still, if you feel like it, you are capable of going around the tables or pillars that they are facing so you won’t have be in their direct line of sight and therefore can avoid battle.

Other than this fact, the path to Roxanne is pretty straightforward. Also, to the curious, you can examine the lone display west of Youngster Toomy to find a stone excavated from Glittering Cave, an area in the Kalos region of Pokémon X/Y.

Anyhow, once you’re done with the three Trainers, feel free to return to the Pokémon Center then to return here to beat Roxanne!

BOSS - Gym Leader Roxanne

Pokémon Type Moves
Geodude Lv. 12 Rock/Ground Tackle, Rock Tomb, Defense Curl
Nosepass Lv. 14 Rock Tackle, Rock Tomb, Harden
**Rewards:** $1,680, Stone Badge

Both Pokémon in this battle are pretty generic: a Stab move, a Defense-boosting move, and Tackle. They are very similar in the tactics used and just therefore are basically weak to the same things.

If you’ve got Mudkip or Treecko at the start, you should have no problem sweeping this; the same is true if you got Wingull and got him to around Level 16 (to outspeed) or for Shroomish. In reality, everyone should be able to have a viable way to win this fight by now.

Even Combusken is a viable Pokémon as Double Kick can be learned by about Level 16, making this fight a piece of cake for him, too. Nothing you wouldn’t expect of a first Gym, in other words.

After the battle, you will earn the well-won Stone Badge , which allows you to use Cut out of battle and also makes traded Pokémon up to Level 20 obey you. You will also receive TM39 (Rock Tomb), which is a decent Rock move to start with.

So, congrats on beating your first Gym! As soon as you’re ready, leave the Gym in search of the other seven!

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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