Recommended Levels: 15-18
Local Trainers Pokémon
|Fisherman Ned||416||Tentacool Lv. 13|
|Backpacker Graeme||312||Slakoth Lv. 13|
|Fisherman Elliot||384||Magikarp Lv. 10, Tentacool Lv. 12|
Route 106 is actually mostly an oceanic Route (heck, what isn’t in Hoenn?), but there’s still a bit on land for you to deal with.
North of the Route transition, you can see a sign. Follow the shoreline and carry on to the part where the water meets the sand. A bit west of the next right angle ("L"-type, in other words) turn, you should face south and press A along this general area to find a Heart Scale .
Northwest of where the transition to Route 106 occurs is a Fisherman, well, fishing. Speak with him for a quick battle. There’s another battle with the Backpacker to the west. Be sure to examine the large boulder north of him to find some Stardust !
From here, go north and west along the shoreline to find another Fisherman to battle and a Protein . Proteins are much like Zincs: they boost your Attack EVs by 10.
Next, stand north of the Fisherman and face east. Walk several steps eastward, each time pressing A to examine the tile in front of you; one will yield a Poké Ball .
Anyhow, backtrack to where the Backpacker was and go southwest and into the cave.
Granite Cave - 1F
|Zubat||Poison/Flying||Cave/Horde||40%, 60% (Horde)|
|Geodude||Rock/Ground||Cave/Horde||5%, 35% (Horde)|
|Makuhita||Fighting||Cave/Horde||40%, 35% (Horde with Geodude), 5% (Horde)|
When you enter, begin by simply heading along the path for a moment. You’ll soon find a Hiker along the way who will give you TM70 (Flash). Flash is not a real HM move in and of itself - at least, not anymore - but it can still be used to light up dark areas.
Luckily, since it’s a TM, you’ll be able to re-replace the move with another TM move once you beat the Dewford Gym. We ended up teaching it to our Ralts, since she still had Growl and we didn’t really care for that. Strictly speaking, you don’t need it, so long as you’re a careful navigator.
Anyhow, for now that’s it; return to Dewford and go into the Gym.