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Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau
Editor(s): Vincent Lau, Claire Farnworth
First Published: 28-11-2014 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 28-03-2018 / 21:21 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 19-11-2018 / 05:52 GMT

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Climbing Mt Chimney

The tallest mountain on Hoenn; you can see it from nearly everywhere.

Recommended Level : 26-32

Local Trainers Pokémon

Omega Ruby

Name Money Party
Team Magma Grunt 880 Poochyena Lv. 22, Koffing Lv. 22
Magma Admin Tabitha 2,400 Koffing Lv. 24, Numel Lv. 24

Alpha Sapphire

Name Money Party
Team Aqua Grunt 880 Poochyena Lv. 22, Koffing Lv. 22
Aqua Admin Matt 2,400 Koffing Lv. 24, Carvanha Lv. 24

Mauville City

When you arrive, heal up in the Pokémon Center and shop if you need to. Then head north onto Route 111.

Route 111

Once here, go north and along the path as before to Route 112. Rebattle some Trainers if you want, but don’t feel obligated to.

Route 112

As you head west along this Route, ascend again onto the mountain. This time, when you do so, you’ll find that the Cable Car house to the northeast is not blocked anymore, so feel free to ride a car up to the top of Mt. Chimney! Speak with the receptionist on the left to ride.

(Though, before you catch a ride, note that there is a Guard Spec . to the right of the gatehouse, sort of behind it.)

Mt. Chimney

As you arrive at Mt. Chimney, you’ll see a bunch of Team Aqua and Team Magma Grunts battling it out; don’t get between their Pokémon! (Or do, just to see what happens.)

Everybody’s too busy to greet you, so head east, then north and upstairs. To the west, one of the admins (from the team you don’t face in your game) is taking on three Poochyenas at once. Further west and north you’ll finally battle a Grunt.

North past here, you’ll encounter the other admin (from your game’s antagonistic team): Magma’s Tabitha in Omega Ruby, and Aqua’s Matt in Alpha Sapphire. Either way, the battle’s pretty easy, like the Meteor Falls battle except a bit more work for you since your rival isn’t here to help.

After the battle, go east and you’ll find the main leader of your game’s team who will decide to battle you!

BOSS - Magma Leader Maxie (Omega Ruby)

Pokémon Type Moves
Mightyena Lv. 25 Dark Roar, Snarl, Swagger, Assurance
Golbat Lv. 25 Poison/Flying Wing Attack, Confuse Ray, Air Cutter, Swift
Camerupt Lv. 27 Fire/Ground Flame Burst, Amnesia, Lava Plume, Earth Power

Rewards: $4,320

Mightyena is a pretty easy Pokémon to deal with in general; the main thing to be wary about is how he’s the battle opener, and thus your lead Pokémon will have their Attack lowered to 2/3 of the norm thanks to Intimidate.

If you’ve been keeping up with a Fairy Pokémon or a Bug Pokémon that likes to specialize in Special moves of the same - such as Gardevoir with Draining Kiss or Beautifly with Silver Wind - they would be your ideal leads for this battle.

Otherwise, you could just outright overpower the beast with a Fighting move on your lead Pokémon; even if weakened, you should be about of the level that this will still be a 2-hit-KO, and then you can just switch out after.

Golbat is mostly a status-using Pokémon, particularly reliant on Confuse Ray to hurt you. Switch in your Cosplay Pikachu, Spark him, and move on.

If you didn’t bring along Pika, just use STAB moves to death. He doesn’t work much towards attacking, other than with Air Cutter, so basically bring in a good Rock Pokémon if you have one (or Electric or Psychic.

Camerupt is a pretty easy Pokémon to take out if you have a Water Pokémon sitting around somewhere; the average Water Pokémon - even if underleveled - ought to be able to take out Camerupt with ease. But, otherwise, the main thing here is to avoid being weak to Fire or Ground.

Camerupt isn’t particularly powerful (since he doesn’t have Sheer Force), but you always want to keep your Pokémon alive. Azumarill and Swampert will be the best ones to use here. If you’ve done some fishing and evolved that Magikarp to Gyarados, he’ll do wonders too!

BOSS - Aqua Leader Archie (Alpha Sapphire)

Pokémon Type Moves
Mightyena Lv. 25 Dark Roar, Snarl, Swagger, Assurance
Golbat Lv. 25 Poison/Flying Wing Attack, Confuse Ray, Air Cutter, Swift
Sharpedo Lv. 27 Water/Dark Assurance, Screech, Swagger, Ice Fang

Rewards: $4,320

Mightyena and Golbat act the same as in the other fight so see above for details.

Sharpedo is the kind of Pokémon you’ll want to take out in one hit: not because he’s particularly powerful or anything (mostly relies on Dark moves such as Crunch or Assurance) but rather because of Rough Skin .

By this point, most of you should have a Fighting Pokémon, and most Fighters are inherently Physical, which means most of the time they’ll lose 1/8 of their HP due to Rough Skin.

Still, if you feel you can take him out in one blow, go ahead; Breloom is by far the one for the job here, and Gardevoir and Gallade also work pretty well, as would some other Fighters for the One-Hit-KO situation. Cosplay Pikachu also works fairly well.

After the battle, the Leader will end up preparing to unleash some Mega Evolution on you before a cell phone completely ruins the mood. Aww… In any case, it seems like they’ll head out to Mt. Pyre, and you’ll get the Meteorite . With a rebuttal from the other team, you finally regain control.

Is it hot in here?

Go west and down the stairs to find TM59 (Incinerate). Next, walk all of the way around to the east side of the crater to find a hidden Protein , then walk down the stairs near the Cable Car house. Head to the back of it and use the Dowsing Machine to find the Zinc there.

You can also speak with the woman in front to get your party fully healed. Now, go south to the Jagged Pass .


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    28 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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