Recommended Levels: 33-43
Local Trainers Pokémon
|Team Magma Grunt||1,160||Mightyena Lv. 29, Golbat Lv. 29|
|Team Magma Grunt||1,200||Koffing Lv. 30|
|Team Magma Grunt||1,120||Numel Lv. 28, Mightyena Lv. 28|
|Team Magma Grunt||1,200||Golbat Lv. 30|
|Magma Admin Tabitha||3,220||Camerupt Lv. 32|
|Team Aqua Grunt||1,160||Mightyena Lv. 29, Golbat Lv. 29|
|Team Aqua Grunt||1,200||Grimer Lv. 30|
|Team Aqua Grunt||1,120||Carvanha Lv. 28, Mightyena Lv. 28|
|Team Aqua Grunt||1,200||Golbat Lv. 30|
|Aqua Admin Shelly||3,200||Sharpedo Lv. 32|
Weather Institute - 1F
When you arrive, go west and north. As you enter the main portion of the floor, you can go further north to find a PC and a bed to use to heal and switch your Pokémon.
Go further east and clear out the Team Aqua/Magma Grunts from the floor; nothing too complicated here, just power through them all. After, head upstairs.
Weather Institute - 2F
Up here, after a brief cutscene - in which someone gets slapped pretty hard - go south and west and beat up the two Grunts. Further ahead, it’ll be time to beat up Tabitha/Shelly; as usual, they’re a little higher-leveled than their Grunts.
Tabitha in particular is likely to be One-Hit KO’d by your Surf Pokémon, and Sharpedo by pretty much anything Grass or Fighting (or both!).
Among their leaving comments are generic bad guy threats and the note that they’re going to be going to Mt. Pyre. Really? If you don’t want me us to foil your plans, you really shouldn’t tell us where they’re to be executed.
Anyway, after their departure, one of the men will hand you a Castform , if you have room in your party for it. All in all, Castform is not a particularly good Pokémon, moreso a gimmick as it changes Forme and type with the weather. Use it if you want, but there are better Pokémon out there.
After some mild comments on the Primal Reversion of Kyogre/Groudon - in which they flooded or scorched the planet, respectively, in a manner akin to, but unlike, Mega Evolution - you’ll regain control.
Weather Institute - 1F
On the southwest corner of 1F, speak with the scientist here to get a Rocky Helmet. Rocky Helmets are items that make contact attackers - such as those using Tackle, Body Slam, Blaze Kick, basically anything causing actual touch - lose a portion of their HP.
Most people combine it with Rough Skin or Iron Barbs (which are abilities) for extra HP loss in those instances. That’s why the scientist was okay with being slapped; it hurt the admin. (Or he just likes abuse.)
In any case, also speak with the woman at the desk for an Icy Rock , which lengthens the move Hail or the ability Snow Warning from the holder by about 2 turns.