Recommended Levels: 51-63
|Magnemite||Steel/Electric||Cave/Horde||50%, 35% (Horde)|
|Voltorb||Electric||Cave/Horde||50%, 65% (Horde)|
Local Trainers Pokémon
|Rotation Girl Circie||3,360||Simisear Lv. 42, Simipour Lv. 42, Simisage Lv. 42|
Begin this quest by Flying to Mauville and healing and restocking as per usual. In the courtyard in which you land, you can find the Square Tower, and, standing near it, should be Wattson. (Remember, the Gym Leader?)
Speak with him and he’ll tell you that the glowing of the Tower indicates something is up with New Mauville, which can be found southeast of the new one off Route 110.
In any case, Wattson invites you to his apartment to explain the whole thing; leave the courtyard heading north, then go west or east and use the elevator to reach 2F.
Let’s explore 2F from the top-right elevator’s location. Go into the next house to the west and north and speak with the woman inside to obtain a ribbon ; which kind you get changes by the day, so you’d have to go here once daily for the next week to get them all for your lead.
In the next north-side house to the west, you can battle an old woman in a Rotation Battle; she’ll interestingly use the three fully-evolved simian Pokémon from Generation V which were used to complement your starter in those days. Winning nets you an Elixir .
In the northern west-side apartment on the east side, you can go inside the apartment and out onto the balcony to find TM89 (U-turn). At the apartment to the south, speak with the black-suited man for a scene, then enter and exit an apartment and return.
The same man will now hand you some Lopunnite ; can’t say we agree with the method by which it was obtained from the previous owner, though… Anyhow, it can be used to Mega Evolve Lopunny into a rather fierce Fighting Pokémon.
In the right north-side apartment on the south side, speak with Wattson within. He’ll hack the security system (more or less) so that you can actually enter New Mauville.
If you’ve visited the facility already at some point, Fly there now; otherwise, head to Route 110 and Surf eastward to it from the Cycling Road gatehouse.
In case you’re curious, New Mauville is where you can level up Magneton and Nosepass to make them evolve (into Magnezone and Probopass respectively).
When you enter the facility, approach the door to the north and you should be allowed through. Northwest on the ground is a Voltorb, not an item. (Voltorbs often disguise themselves as items here.) To the northeast of the entrance, too, is a bunch of the same.
However, the north-central item is a Paralyze Heal , and the northwest one a Thunder Stone, and there’s an Escape Rope as the lone eastern item. Use the Dowsing Machine in the southwestern part of the area to find a Max Repel , then go north and through the doorway.
On the other side, the item to the northeast is a Full Heal, and further east is a computer. Inspect the computer to find nothing out of the ordinary. Further to the east are three item balls: the northeast one is an Ultra Ball and the south one is a Metal Coat.
Metal Coats not only increase Steel moves’ power by 20% when held, but also evolve Scyther and Onix (into Scizor and Steelix respectively, both of which have Mega Formes and are quite useful) when held in trades.
Just to the north of the Metal Coat is the Ampharosite Mega Stone, which will Mega Evolve Ampharos; Mega Ampharos is actually a rather powerful Electric/Dragon Pokémon particularly useful on Trick Room teams.
That’s about it. Leave and head to Wattson’s apartment.
When you return and speak with Wattson, as thanks he’ll give you TM24 (Thunderbolt). Thunderbolt is a classic Electric move for Electric (and some other) Pokémon to use, being both fairly powerful and 100% accurate with a chance to paralyze.
And, with that, we’re done in this area!