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Pokemon Emerald guide

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  1. Pokemon Emerald any% glitchless speed run guide
  2. Updated December 10, 2015 (see changelog below guide)
  3.  
  4. Trainer guide: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YBll3FbJfaIMJ2CtV72kXfYTlF0qRDxuWHHKhUJ76Uo/edit?usp=sharing
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  7. STUFF TO KNOW
  8. - Running near spinners and rotators causes them to face certain directions. If you try to run past a spinner or rotator, s/he will always catch you.
  9. - Opening the bag or Pokemon menu freezes spinners for 31 frames, or until you run near them. This is called bag manip. Walking speed is 16 frames per tile, and biking speed is 16/8/4 for tile 1/2/3+ of acceleration. Turning from a stationary position is 8 frames.
  10. - The cursors for the main menu and inventory never never reset unless you save+quit (so no point in swapping items to the top of your inventory).
  11. - You cannot buffer inputs in Gen 3, so it is generally best to menu immediately after an event, rather than in the middle of movement.
  12. - When Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert's HP is at 1/3 or less, its Torrent ability will trigger, which boosts the power of Water-type moves by 50%.
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  16. RNG MANIPULATION NOTES
  17. - If you want to use RNG manipulation for Mudkip stats, use this tool: http://forums.pokemonspeedruns.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=499
  18.         > Recommended IV constraints: HP 0/0/0, ATK x/23/10, DEF 0/0/0, SPA 31/13/0, SPD 0/0/0, SPE 24/10/0
  19.         > Recommended natures: all except Bold/Timid/Modest/Calm/Impish/Careful
  20.         > Recommended frame window: 8060 to 8370 (requires good mashing; adjust back as necessary)
  21.         > Check your trainer ID as soon as you gain control of your character, then type it into the program.
  22.         > Start the timer when you press A to select your name.
  23.         > The frame-to-time conversion in the program is inaccurate. Subtract about 0.97 seconds from the listed time.
  24.         > The time in the program minus 0.97 seconds indicates when you should press A to confirm your selection of Mudkip in Prof. Birch's bag.
  25. - RNG manipulation is not consistent like it is in Gens 4-5. This is because various random events cause the RNG to advance at different speeds throughout the game. If aiming for a specific frame, you shouldn't expect a success rate of more than 10%. If aiming for a cluster, you'll have a higher success rate but slightly worse Mudkips on average.
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  27.  
  28. Before starting:
  29. - Have a save file with the text speed as FAST, battle scene as OFF and battle style as SET
  30.  
  31. NEW GAME
  32. - Choose the girl
  33. - Give yourself any 1-character name
  34.  
  35. LITTLEROOT TOWN
  36. - Withdraw the Potion from the PC, then set the clock to the default time
  37. - After the TV cutscene, walk left to Brendan's house. Walk upstairs, then immediately downstairs, then out
  38. - Walk up to Route 101
  39.  
  40. ROUTE 101
  41. - Choose Mudkip after looking in the bag
  42. - Check Mudkip's nature and stats
  43.         > If NOT using RNG manipulation:
  44.                 - Note your trainer ID
  45.                 - Use this program to check your IVs: http://forums.pokemonspeedruns.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=499
  46.                 - Reset any -Attack nature
  47.                 - Reset any -Sp. Attack nature if the IV is 0-21
  48.                 - Reset any -Speed nature if the IV is 0-20
  49.                 - Reset any Attack IV of 0-17 (unless +Attack nature)
  50.                 - Reset any Speed IV of 0-2 (unless +Speed nature)
  51.                 - Otherwise, the Mudkip is probably runnable, although you should reset if all of its stats are barely runnable (for example, neutral nature with IVs of 10/20/10/0/10/3)
  52. - Zigzagoon: Tackle spam
  53.  
  54. LITTLEROOT TOWN
  55. - Give Mudkip a 1-character name
  56. - Head north to Route 103
  57.  
  58. ROUTE 103
  59. - Rival 1: Tackle spam (use Potion if a non-crit Pound will kill)
  60. - If your Attack is less than x/27/10, use a Potion after the fight if you have <10 HP. Otherwise, use a Potion if you have <7 HP.
  61. - Walk back to Littleroot Town
  62.  
  63. LITTLEROOT TOWN
  64. - After exiting the lab, walk to the right so that you're two tiles to the left of your mom, then talk to her from the left
  65. - If you used your Potion and your Attack is less than <x/27/10, walk inside and talk to your mom to heal if you have <10 HP. If you used your Potion and have higher Attack, do this with <7 HP.
  66. - Run up to Oldale Town, then left to Route 102
  67.  
  68. ROUTE 102
  69. - Talk to the first trainer you see
  70. - Youngster Calvin: Tackle x3 + Mud-Slap, healing as necessary
  71. - Run through the grass to dodge the remaining trainers
  72.  
  73. PETALBURG CITY
  74. - Buy 2 Potions, 3 Repels, 2 X Speeds and 2 X Attacks
  75. - Run into the Pokemon Center (don't use it)
  76. - Run to the gym, and mash through/watch the long cutscene
  77. - When the cutscene ends, run west to Route 104
  78.  
  79. ROUTE 104
  80. - Run through the beach (not the grass)
  81. - Get the 2 Oran Berries
  82. - Run to one tile below the path, and stop one tile before the grass. Use a Repel, heal to 19+ HP, and equip an Oran Berry
  83. - Run through the grass, behind the Rich Boy, to enter Petalburg Woods
  84.  
  85. PETALBURG WOODS
  86. - Run left, and stop running at the tile to the bottom-right of the Bug Catcher, then walk past him. This is a guaranteed pass if you do it correctly
  87. - Aqua Grunt: Tackle spam, healing as necessary
  88. - Run left again, then pass the first Bug Catcher the same way as the first one
  89.  
  90. ROUTE 104
  91. - Get the 2 Oran Berries on the left
  92. - Run to the tile below the water. Wait for the rotator to look away, then walk past him and up the bridge
  93. - Get the 2 Leppa Berries in the northeast corner
  94. - Run straight to the Rustboro Gym
  95.  
  96. RUSTBORO GYM
  97. - Heal so you can survive 3 Tackles from Geodude (assume average rolls; see chart below)
  98. - Talk to the first Youngster (Mud-Slap x6)
  99. - Talk to the second Youngster (Water Gun x2)
  100. - If you have <a/20/13 Speed, heal to full before Roxanne. Otherwise, heal to full AND equip an Oran Berry.
  101. - Roxanne: WG spam
  102.         > Roxanne's Nosepass has an Oran Berry, and she uses a Potion (up to 2) whenever it's below ~50% HP
  103.         > Nosepass will only use Rock Tomb if you have 18+ Speed OR it can kill you
  104. --------------------
  105. - Geodude chart
  106.         > 7-9 dmg ... 0-12 IV -Def
  107.         > 6-8 dmg ... 13-31 IV -Def, 0-12 IV neutral
  108.         > 5-7 dmg ... 13-31 IV neutral, 0-24 IV +Def
  109.         > 5-6 dmg ... 25+ IV +Def
  110. - Roxanne chart (Tackle)
  111.         > 8-10 dmg ... 0-6 IV -Def
  112.         > 7-9 dmg ... 7-31 IV -Def, 0-14 IV neutral, 0-6 IV +Def
  113.         > 6-8 dmg ... 15-31 IV neutral, 7-22 IV +Def
  114.         > 5-7 dmg ... 23+ IV +Def
  115. - Roxanne chart (Rock Tomb)
  116.         > 17-21 dmg ... 0-6 IV -Def
  117.         > 16-19 dmg ... 7-14 IV -Def
  118.         > 15-18 dmg ... 15-31 IV -Def, 0-14 IV neutral, 0-6 IV +Def
  119.         > 13-16 dmg ... 15-29 IV neutral, 7-13 IV +Def
  120.         > 12-15 dmg ... 30-31 IV neutral, 14+ IV +Def
  121. --------------------
  122.  
  123. RUSTBORO CITY
  124. - Run left to activate the cutscene, then up and right to Route 116
  125.  
  126. ROUTE 116
  127. - If you have <50% HP and an Oran Berry equipped, remove the Oran before entering the grass
  128. - Experience management:
  129.         > Do not grind for experience; just kill wild Pokemon along the way
  130.         > Get 36 experience and stop there with x/x/29+ IV Attack (unless Speed is 30-31/14-20/4-10)
  131.         > Get 36 or 148 experience from wild Pokemon with x/31/14-28 (or x/x/29+ with any of the above Speed IVs)
  132.         > Get 148 experience with everything else
  133. - If at any point you see an Abra, catch it (Great Ball)
  134. - If at any point you see a Taillow, catch it (Tackle/WG + Great Ball)
  135. - Take the bottom path, carefully dodging the rotator (you can manip him by running to 1U, 2L from him)
  136. - Dodge the spinner (second trainer) in one of two ways:
  137.         1) Run to the tile immediately to her left, then walk up 1 and bag manip
  138.         2) Run to the tile 2L from her, then walk right 1 and up 1 and open just the main menu. If she hasn't spun to face up, it's a safe pass. If she has, repeat this manipulation until she doesn't spin.
  139. - When you reach the double spinners:
  140.         > Fight the bottom spinner for experience (WG)
  141.         > Wait for the top spinner to turn, then open the bag and teach Rock Tomb over Growl before passing
  142.         > For the second pass, run to 1R, 1D from him, forcing him to face down, then walk up to let the Hiker see you
  143.         > Hiker: WG
  144. - Enter the cave
  145.  
  146. RUSTURF TUNNEL
  147. - Kill Whismurs for experience as necessary
  148. - Aqua Grunt: WG x2
  149. - Exit the cave and head toward Rustboro
  150.  
  151. ROUTE 116 (part 2)
  152. - Avoid the top spinner by jumping the ledge above him
  153. - Use the same manipulation for the second spinner as you did in part 1 (but from the right side instead of the left)
  154. - Carefully dodge the rotator again (you can manip him by running to 1U, 2R from him)
  155. - If you have Abra, leave the route for good. If not, grind for one unless you used your Great Ball OR have all your experience AND a Lv. 7 Taillow (in which case leave for now)
  156.  
  157. RUSTBORO CITY
  158. - Mash through the cutscene, then Teleport back to Petalburg (if no Abra, run back to Route 116)
  159.  
  160. ROUTE 116 (part 3; only if no Abra)
  161. - If you have a Lv. 7 Taillow:
  162.         > Use a Repel
  163.         > Switch Taillow to slot 1
  164.         > Pick up the Repel to the left of the Bug Catcher rotator
  165.         > Grind for Abra (25% chance with Taillow in front rather than 10% without)
  166.         > After catching Abra, switch Mudkip to slot 1, then Teleport back to Petalburg
  167.  
  168. PETALBURG CITY
  169. - Run west to Mr. Briney's house on Route 104 (cut through grass if Repel is still active)
  170. - Talk to Mr. Briney to sail to Dewford, then run to the cave
  171.  
  172. GRANITE CAVE
  173. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/Jii4k6Y.png
  174. - Repel upon entering, then again when it wears off
  175. - Pick up the Escape Rope item ball on the ground floor
  176. - When you reach Steven's room, talk to him from the side
  177. - After the cutscene, use the Escape Rope, then run to Mr. Briney's house and sail to Slateport
  178.  
  179. ROUTE 109
  180. - Run straight left, and pick up the Revive in the corner tile
  181. - There are two Tubers to the right. Talk to the one on the right (from above) to receive a Soft Sand.
  182. - Run up to Slateport, dodging the trainers
  183.  
  184. SLATEPORT CITY
  185. - Run up to the shipyard and talk to Dock
  186. - Run up to the museum, and walk upstairs
  187. - Aqua Grunt 1: Rock Tomb x2
  188. - Teach Mud Shot over Mud-Slap
  189. - Aqua Grunt 2: Rock Tomb, Mud Shot
  190. - Run to the mart. Sell TM47, then buy 3 Potions, 3 Super Potions and 5 Repels
  191. - Run up to Route 110
  192.  
  193. ROUTE 110
  194. - Pokefan: MS x2-3
  195. - Pokefan: MS x2-4
  196. - Stop one step before the grass and equip Soft Sand + use a Repel
  197. - To dodge the spinner, run to the tile 1L, 1D from him, then walk right 2 and open the main menu. If he hasn't spun to face right, it's a safe pass. If he has, repeat this manipulation until he doesn't spin.
  198. - Pick up the hidden Full Heal (2U and 4R of the spinner)
  199. - Rival 2: X Attack x2, X Speed, heal to ~45 HP, Mud Shot x2, Rock Tomb
  200.         > You can't wake up from sleep on the first turn you try to attack, so waste this turn BEFORE healing
  201.         > If you get burned, you need to heal the burn before killing Slugma. Double burn = run over
  202.         > You need to be able to survive an Absorb from Grovyle before killing Slugma. Grovyle does 40-48 on 0-2 IV -Sp. Def, 30-36 on 8+ IV neutral, and 34-40 on everything else
  203.         > Grovyle generally does 9 damage with Quick Attack. If you are 100% sure you'll get QA, use a Potion to heal; otherwise, use a Super Potion
  204.         > If you miss the first Mud Shot on Grovyle, you can sometimes manipulate Quick Attack by healing to an HP at which Absorb hits Marshtomp into QA range. This gives you another chance to hit the first Mud Shot at the expense of a Super Potion
  205.         > You can usually finish Grovyle with Tackle to avoid super-effective text
  206.         > If you have x/30/15+ IV Sp. Attack, you might want to double Tackle Wingull to manipulate Torrent
  207. - Run up and left, then talk to the Triathlete
  208. - Triathlete: MS (WG if Torrent and x/30/15+ Sp. Atk)
  209. - Psychic: Tackle
  210. - Get the Elixer item ball, then run up to Mauville
  211.  
  212. MAUVILLE CITY
  213. - Run to the southeast house, and talk to the guy to get the Rock Smash HM
  214. - Run to the northeast house, and talk to the guy to get the Mach Bike
  215. - After exiting the shop, register the Mach Bike, then bike east and talk to the Youngster
  216.  
  217. ROUTE 118
  218. - Youngster: MS, WG, MS
  219.         > WG Zigzagoon if Torrent and x/25/10+ Sp. Atk
  220.         > WG Electrike if Torrent and x/19/4+ Sp. Atk
  221. - Bike back to Mauville
  222.  
  223. MAUVILLE CITY
  224. - Take the center, then bike to the gym and talk to Wally
  225. - Wally: MS
  226. - Enter the gym
  227.  
  228. MAUVILLE GYM
  229. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/0XGGNqq.png
  230. - Youngster: MS x2
  231. - Wattson: X Speed, MS x5 (WG the Manectric after the first MS once if the second MS might not kill)
  232. - After exiting, bike west to Route 117
  233.  
  234. ROUTE 117
  235. - Bike west to the cave in Verdanturf, dodging all trainers (watch a run on the leaderboard to learn the correct path)
  236.  
  237. RUSTURF TUNNEL
  238. - Use a Repel, then teach Rock Smash over Rock Tomb
  239. - Hiker: WG x2, MS
  240.         > WG Machop if Torrent and x/x/25+ IV Sp. Atk (or slightly less and <x/29/13 IV Attack)
  241. - Talk to the guy to get the Strength HM
  242. - Bike toward the Verdanturf exit, then go left and down to the other exit. Bike right and up the steps, and pick up the HP Up
  243. - Teach Strength over Tackle
  244. - Teleport to Mauville
  245.  
  246. MAUVILLE CITY
  247. - Bike right to fight the Aroma Lady below the Youngster
  248. - Aroma Lady: Strength x3
  249.         > If Shroomish statuses you, use a Full Heal (take Mauville center if no Full Heal)
  250. - Bike up to Route 111
  251.  
  252. ROUTE 111
  253. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/DiA34DH.png
  254.         > NOTE: This route has a few minor deviations from the above path
  255. - Get the hidden Elixer item ball next to the first house
  256. - Repel before entering the grass
  257. - Dodge the Hiker spinner in one of two ways:
  258.         - Bike above him and 1-3 tiles to his right, then bag manip him
  259.         - Run to 1U, 2R from him, then mount the bike within 8 frames and pass him (this is about 2 seconds faster but much harder to execute. However, he is unlikely to hit you even if you miss the 8-frame window)
  260.  
  261. ROUTE 112
  262. - To dodge the double spinners after the cave, wait until both are facing away, then bag manip
  263. - To dodge the spinner after the double spinners, bike 1L, 8D from him, then bike up. You must be biking at full speed on the way up.
  264. - If you have no Oran Berries, pick up 2 along the north wall of the route
  265.  
  266. FALLARBOR TOWN
  267. - Get the Nugget hidden in the crater, then go to the mart
  268. - Sell HP Up and Nugget, then buy the following (also see chart below):
  269.         > 2 Escape Ropes
  270.         > 10 Super Repels
  271.         > 4-6 X Specials
  272.         > 4-6 X Speeds
  273.         > 15-16 X Attacks
  274.         > 1 X Defend
  275.         > 1-2 Guard Specs.
  276.         > (If short on money, you can buy 1 fewer X Speed and/or X Attack)
  277. ---------------------------------
  278. Nature  IV              X Attacks
  279. Neut    0-31            16
  280. +       0-20            16
  281.         21-31           15
  282. ---------------------------------
  283. Nature  IV              X Specials
  284. Neut    0-12            6
  285.         13-27           5
  286.         28-31           4
  287. +       0-8             5
  288.         9-31            4
  289. ---------------------------------
  290. Nature  IV              X Speeds
  291. -       21-29           6
  292.         30-31           5 (add 1 if <295 exp)
  293. Neut    3-13            6
  294.         14-18           5 (add 1 if <295 exp and 14-17)
  295.         19              6
  296.         20-23           5
  297.         24-26           4
  298.         27-31           5
  299. +       0-3             6
  300.         4               5 (add 1 if <295 exp)
  301.         5               6 (add 1 if <295 exp)
  302.         6-10            5 (add 1 if <295 exp and 6-7)
  303.         11              4
  304.         12-31           5
  305. ---------------------------------
  306. Nature  Speed IV        Guard Specs.
  307. -       21-31           1
  308. Neut    0-18            1 (2 if you killed a wild Taillow)
  309.         19-31           2
  310. +       0-4             1
  311.         5-31            2
  312. ---------------------------------
  313.  
  314. FALLARBOR TOWN (continued)
  315. - After exiting the mart, use a normal Repel if you have Taillow
  316. - Bike west to Route 114
  317.  
  318. ROUTE 114
  319. - Bike down the bridge, then immediately one tile to the right to avoid the spinner, then down
  320. - If you don't have Taillow, grind for a Swablu here (WG to weaken)
  321. - Get Carbos as necessary
  322. ---------------------------------
  323. Nature  IV              Carbos
  324. -       21-23           YES
  325. Neut    3-5             YES
  326. ---------------------------------
  327. - Follow the winding path up to Meteor Falls
  328.         > Talk to the mandatory Hiker (WG, Strength)
  329.         > Spinner (first pass): Bag manip + use a Super Repel and heal to 40+ HP
  330.         > Spinner (second pass): Bag manip OR run-into-bike manip
  331.  
  332. METEOR FALLS
  333. - Bike left to activate the cutscene
  334. - Leave the way you entered, then Teleport back to Mauville
  335.  
  336. MAUVILLE CITY
  337. - Bike up through Route 111 again, but instead of entering the cave, go right and enter the cable car (dodge the spinner with bag or run-into-bike manip)
  338.  
  339. MT. CHIMNEY
  340. - Bike right, then up the stairs, then left, then talk to the female Magma Grunt
  341. - Magma Grunt: WG
  342. - Magma Grunt: Strength
  343. - Tabitha: WG, Strength x2, WG
  344.         > Strength the L18 Numel with 60 Attack
  345. - Switch Marshtomp to slot 2
  346. - Maxie: Swap Super Repels to the bottom, Guard Spec., (slave dies, send out Marshtomp), X Attack, MS+MS, Strength, MS
  347.         > You can usually finish Mightyena with Strength
  348.         > WG Camerupt if Torrent and x/18/7+ Sp. Atk
  349. - After the cutscene, bike south to Jagged Pass
  350.  
  351. JAGGED PASS
  352. - Watch a run on the leaderboard to learn the correct path
  353. - Before the spinner at the bottom, use an Elixer and heal to 70+ HP
  354.  
  355. LAVARIDGE TOWN
  356. - Bike to the gym in the southwest corner
  357.  
  358. LAVARIDGE GYM
  359. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/XdBGS0F.png
  360. - Flannery: Water Gun, X Attack, Mud Shot x4
  361.         > Use the X Attack on Numel with 31/0-6/x Sp. Atk (and Mud Shot it)
  362.         > Strength Slugma with x/x/17+ Attack
  363.         > If Torkoal kills, use Revive, stall Sunny Day if necessary, then use X Attack to avoid heal range
  364.  
  365. LAVARIDGE TOWN
  366. - After the cutscene, bike to the Herb Shop
  367. - Buy 5 Heal Powders and as many Energy Roots as you can afford
  368. - After exiting, bike east and down the ledges to Route 111
  369.  
  370. ROUTE 111
  371. - Wait until the rotator is facing left, then bike to the tile above her, bonk into her, and use a Super Repel/heal to 55+ HP
  372. - Bike to the desert, and keep biking east. Turn south one tile before the eastern wall, then get the Rare Candy hidden in the rock.
  373. - Switch Marshtomp to slot 1, then Teleport to Mauville
  374.  
  375. MAUVILLE CITY
  376. - Bike south to Route 110
  377. - Retrace your steps from the trip up. Your Super Repel should wear off on the tile before the spinner
  378.         > If you got 295+ experience, use the desert candy here
  379.         > If you got <295 experience, pass the spinner without opening the menu (he can't hit you during this window)
  380.         > YOLO the grass tiles after the spinner
  381. - Continue south to Mr. Briney on Route 109, avoiding the beach trainers
  382.  
  383. ROUTE 109
  384. - Talk to Mr. Briney to sail back to Dewford, then bike to the gym
  385.  
  386. DEWFORD TOWN
  387. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/J3XEb4D.png
  388. - Brawly: Strength x3
  389. - After exiting, talk to Mr. Briney to sail to Petalburg
  390.  
  391. ROUTE 104
  392. - Take the beach path to Petalburg, then bike to the gym
  393.  
  394. PETALBURG GYM
  395. - Right door: WG+Strength+Strength (MS+MS with x/x/24+ Attack)
  396. - Heal to outside of Torrent
  397. - Right door: X Attack+WG+MS
  398. - Heal to full
  399. - Left door: X Attack+MS+MS
  400. - Heal to 50+ HP
  401. - Norman: X Defend, X Attack x4, X Speed, Energy Root, Heal Powder until not confused, Strength, MS, Strength, X Attack, Strength, (X Attack/WG), MS
  402.         > With <30/14/4 Speed (a/18/8 if Lv. 30), use 2 X Speeds
  403.         > If you run out of Heal Powders and your Full Heal, you have to YOLO through confusion
  404.         > After using Strength on Slaking, use your judgment to determine the best play. The goal is to kill it as quickly as possible without putting it in heal range (<25% HP). It has a Sitrus Berry and favors Counter unless Facade (~45 dmg) will kill
  405.  
  406. PETALBURG CITY
  407. - After the cutscene, teach Surf over Water Gun
  408. - Bike down to the pond, cross it, and pick up the hidden Rare Candy in the bottom-right corner
  409. - Teleport to Mauville
  410.  
  411. MAUVILLE CITY
  412. - Bike east to the Route 118 water, dodging the trainers by going down a few steps
  413.  
  414. ROUTE 118
  415. - When you enter the water, use a Super Repel
  416. - Surf right, then as far down as possible, before landing on the other side of the route
  417. - Bike up to activate the Steven cutscene
  418. - Bike right until you see a path up. Open the bag 1-3 steps before the Bird Keeper, then bike past him
  419.  
  420. ROUTE 119
  421. - Bike north to the Weather Institute, dodging every trainer along the way (watch a run on the leaderboard to learn the correct path)
  422.  
  423. WEATHER INSTITUTE
  424. - You take 5 damage if you Strength a Carvanha. There are three Carvanhas here. Use Strength as necessary to get below <50% HP, as this will cause Shelly's Mightyena to use Swagger less often, OR <33% HP, as this will usually allow you to OHKO Mightyena
  425. - 1F: Fight the female grunt (Mud Shot)
  426. - 2F: Talk to the grunt on the right (Strength x2)
  427. - 2F: Walk in between the two grunts the one on the left sees you (Strength, Mud Shot)
  428. - Walk around the left grunt and open the bag one tile before the spinning male grunt. Use a Super Repel and candy to Lv. 34, then pass the spinner
  429. - Shelly: Mud Shot, Surf x2
  430. - Give Castform a 1-character name
  431. - Walk out, taking the bed heal on 1F on your way  
  432.  
  433. ROUTE 119
  434. - Bike east to meet your rival
  435. - Rival 3: X Attack x2, X Speed, Mud Shot, Strength, Rock Smash, Strength+Strength
  436.         > X Attack only once with x/x/21+ Attack
  437.         > Use Strength on Slugma with x/24/6+ Attack if you have one higher stage in Attack than it does in Defense
  438. - Bike through the tall grass to Fortree
  439.  
  440. FORTREE CITY
  441. - Enter the center, but don't use it
  442. - Take the north treehouse path to the other side of the city, then bike east to Route 120
  443.  
  444. ROUTE 120
  445. - Bike to the top tile to avoid the rotator, then Super Repel before the tall grass (one tile to the right of the big bush)
  446. - Walk through the grass, the bike to the bridge to activate the cutscene
  447. - Optional: Get the hidden Revive in one of the openings in the tall grass
  448. - Run from the Kecleon
  449. - Bag or run-into-bike manip the Bird Keeper spinner, then bike south and enter the tall grass
  450. - Hug the left side of the tall grass, then bike south to the lake, staying to the right of the Bug Maniac until you pass him
  451. - Cross the lake, then get the hidden Rare Candy in the southwest corner
  452. - Bike east to Route 121
  453.  
  454. ROUTE 121
  455. - Open the menu 1-3 tiles before the spinner, and use a Super Repel
  456. - Continue biking east to Lilycove City, then bike back immediately upon entering, and go west and south to Mt. Pyre
  457.         > Spinner manips: bag, bag/RIB, bag, bag/RIB
  458.         > For one of the spinner manips, open the Pokemon menu instead, switch Castform to slot 2, and remove its Mystic Water
  459.  
  460. ROUTE 122
  461. - When the repel wears off:
  462.         > Use another Super Repel
  463.         > Use the lake candy to reach Lv. 36 and evolve
  464.         > Equip the Mystic Water
  465.         > Teach Fly to your bird
  466.         > Teach Shock Wave to Castform over Rain Dance
  467. - Enter Mt. Pyre
  468.  
  469. MT. PYRE
  470. - Go left upon entering Mt. Pyre, and bike up to the summit
  471. - Aqua Grunt: Mud Shot
  472. - Aqua Grunt: Strength
  473. - Aqua Grunts (double battle): Strength+Shock Wave Poochyena
  474.         > If Carvanha dies to Shock Wave: Strength+SW Wailmer, Strength+SW Zubat
  475.         > If Carvanha lives: Mud Shot+SW Carvanha, Strength+SW Wailmer, Strength+SW Zubat
  476. - Talk to Archie, then bike to the right and through the grass to pick up the hidden Rare Candy
  477. - Heal Castform to 50+ HP, then Teleport to Fortree and bike to the gym
  478.  
  479. FORTREE CITY
  480. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/7t0tLyn.png
  481. - Double battle:
  482.         > With great Attack: Strength+SW Swellow, Strength+SW Xatu, Strength+SW Doduo, Strength+SW Pelipper
  483.         > With average or good Attack: Strength+SW Swellow, Surf+SW Doduo, Strength+SW Xatu, Strength+SW Pelipper
  484.         > With bad Attack: Surf+SW Doduo, Strength Swellow+SW Pelipper, Strength Xatu+SW Pelipper, Strength+SW Xatu
  485.         > Try hard to keep Castform alive (Doduo does more than half with Tri Attack, but AI is completely random)
  486. - Heal Castform so that Swampert and Castform can survive 3 Razor Leafs (~75 dmg to Swampert, ~30 dmg to Castform)
  487. - Bird Keeper: Strength until dead, then send in Castform and Powder Snow
  488. - Before fighting Winona:
  489.         > Use your last Rare Candy to revive Swampert and reach Lv. 30
  490.         > Use a Potion on Swampert
  491.         > Use an Oran Berry on Swampert
  492.         > Use a Leppa Berry on Strength
  493. - Winona: X Attack, Strength, Strength+Strength, X Attack x3, (X Special with <a/13/x), (X Speed with <a/23/10), Mud Shot, Strength, Surf, Strength
  494.         > If Swablu uses Perish Song, switch to Abra after the first hit on Tropius, then switch back in and set up the first X Attack again. If you don't have enough X Attacks to go to +4, just stay at +1 and 2-hit Pelipper and Altaria
  495.         > Tropius does about 15 with Aerial Ace, and Altaria does about 22 with EQ
  496. - After exiting, Fly to Lavaridge
  497.  
  498. LAVARIDGE TOWN/ROUTE 111
  499. - Bike east to the cable car
  500. - Bag manip the spinner, using a Super Repel on the menu. Also heal to high Torrent if below 28 HP
  501. - Bike down Jagged Pass, then enter the hideout after the cutscene
  502.  
  503. MAGMA HIDEOUT
  504. - Watch a run on the leaderboard to learn the correct path
  505. - Trainers: Strength everything until the double battle
  506. - Use a Super Repel when the first one wears off
  507. - Double battle: Surf+Powder Snow
  508. - Tabitha: Strength, Surf x3
  509. - Pick up the Max Revive to the left if you used your Revive
  510. - Maxie: Surf x4-5
  511. - Use an Elixer, use a Potion with <29/12/x Speed, then Escape Rope out
  512. - Fly to Slateport
  513.  
  514. SLATEPORT CITY
  515. - Bike to the harbor and mash through the cutscene
  516. - Fly to Lilycove
  517.  
  518. LILYCOVE CITY
  519. - Bike to the northeastern shore, then Surf to the hideout
  520.  
  521. AQUA HIDEOUT
  522. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/8YneFqd.png (skip warps 1 and 9; note that this is the Sapphire trainer layout)
  523. - Get the Nugget and Master Ball (leftmost items)
  524. - Double battle 1: Surf+SW
  525. - Double battle 2: Surf+Powder Snow
  526. - Matt: Surf x2
  527. - Use a Super Repel and heal to full as soon as you enter the water
  528. - After exiting, Surf east to Mossdeep City
  529.  
  530. ROUTE 124
  531. - Talk to the male swimmer (Strength x3-4)
  532. - Swim up 1 tile after the male swimmer and open the menu. If the female swimmer is facing down, turn in place and wait for her to spin, then pass her. If she's facing right, pass her immediately
  533.  
  534. MOSSDEEP CITY
  535. - Buy 11 Hyper Potions, then 11 Max Repels, then 11 X Attacks, then as many Revives as you can afford
  536. - Bike to the gym
  537.  
  538. MOSSDEEP GYM
  539. - Watch a run on the leaderboard to learn the correct path
  540. - Double battle: Strength Kadabra+Powder Snow, Strength Kirlia+Powder Snow
  541. - Psychic: Strength
  542. - Hex Maniac: Surf
  543. - Psychic: Strength
  544. - Before Tate & Liza, do the following ONLY IF NECESSARY:
  545.         > Heal Swampert
  546.         > Heal Castform
  547.         > Switch Abra to slot 2
  548. - Tate & Liza: See http://pastebin.com/5tsthswN
  549. - After exiting, bike southeast to the Space Center
  550.  
  551. SPACE CENTER
  552. - Magma Grunt: Strength
  553. - Magma Grunt: Surf x3
  554. - Magma Grunt: Strength
  555. - Magma Grunt: Surf
  556. - Magma Grunt: Strength
  557. - Heal to full and use a Leppa Berry on Surf
  558. - True double battle: Spam Surf, healing as necessary
  559.  
  560. MOSSDEEP CITY
  561. - Bike to Steven's house in the northwest corner to get HM08
  562. - Bike to the south water, use a Max Repel, and teach Dive over Mud Shot
  563. - Surf south to Seafloor Cavern
  564.  
  565. SEAFLOOR CAVERN
  566. - Watch a run on the leaderboard to learn the correct path
  567. - To manip the spinner, run to 1D, 2R of him, get on the bike, move one tile to the left, open the bag, then bike around him
  568. - Use a Max Repel as soon as the first one wears off, then swap them up to below X Specials
  569. - Archie:
  570.         > Before the fight, heal to full if you have <a/18/4 Speed. Heal to 30+ HP if you have x/18/4+ Speed and either 1) <10 HP, or 2) no Super Potions
  571.         > If you have x/18/4+ Speed, follow these strats: http://forums.pokemonspeedruns.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=415
  572.                 - If you enter at 10-29 HP, use a Super Potion on turn 1, then do normal 20-33% HP strats
  573.         > If you have <a/18/4 Speed, just X Special + Surf spam
  574.                 - If you're confused on Crobat and one hit away from being below 50% HP, use a Heal Powder
  575.                 - Strength OHKOs Sharpedo after a Swagger. Surf OHKOs Sharpedo at +1 if in Torrent
  576.  
  577. ROUTE 126-130
  578. - Mash through the cutscene, then Surf to Pacifidlog Town (watch my 2:33:12 run to learn the correct path)
  579. - Once you reach Pacifidlog, fly to Mossdeep, then Surf to Sootopolis City
  580.  
  581. SOOTOPOLIS CITY
  582. - Surf to the northeast shore, then mash through the cutscene
  583.  
  584. CAVE OF ORIGIN
  585. - Answer "SKY PILLAR" to Wallace's question
  586. - After Wallace leaves, use a Max Repel, then Escape Rope out
  587. - Fly to Pacifidlog, then Surf east and then north to the Sky Pillar
  588.  
  589. SKY PILLAR 1
  590. - Bike up to Rayquaza, then Fly back to Sootopolis
  591.  
  592. SOOTOPOLIS CITY
  593. - After the cutscene, Fly back to Pacifidlog and Surf to the Sky Pillar
  594.  
  595. SKY PILLAR 2
  596. - Bike up to Rayquaza, catch it with the Master Ball and give it a 1-character name
  597. - After catching Rayquaza, switch Rayquaza to slot 1, then Fly back to Sootopolis
  598.  
  599. SOOTOPOLIS CITY
  600. - Bike/Surf to the gym island, talk to the bad guys, then enter the gym
  601.  
  602. SOOTOPOLIS GYM
  603. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/2L0pFac.png
  604. - Juan: Extremespeed, Outrage x2, (Heal Powder if confused), Extremespeed, Outrage
  605.         > Outrage Whiscash if it doesn't use Amnesia
  606.         > Don't Heal Powder if confused on Crawdaunt
  607. - After exiting, Fly to Mossdeep
  608.  
  609. MOSSDEEP CITY
  610. - Surf south and then east to Victory Road
  611. - When repel wears off:
  612.         > Teach Waterfall to Rayquaza over Rest
  613.         > Teach Aerial Ace to Rayquaza over Extremespeed
  614.         > Use a Max Repel
  615.  
  616. VICTORY ROAD
  617. - Map: http://i.imgur.com/V3UbO03.png
  618. - Wally: Aerial Ace, Waterfall x2, Outrage x2 (Fly Altaria if it lived)
  619. - Cooltrainer: Outrage
  620. - Cooltrainer: Outragee
  621. - Cooltrainer: Waterfall, check stats, Outrage x2
  622. - To manipulate the spinner, run down 1, left 2, then down 1, then run-into-bike manip
  623. - Cooltrainer: Outrage x2-3
  624.  
  625. ELITE FOUR
  626. - Do not buy Full Restores
  627. - Sidney: Waterfall x2, AA, Outrage x2
  628. - Phoebe:
  629.         > 225+ Attack: X Attack, Fly, AA x2, Outrage x2
  630.         > 208-224 Attack: X Attack, Fly x2, AA, Outrage x2
  631.         > <208 Attack: X Attack x2, Fly, AA x2, Outrage x2
  632. - Glacia:
  633.         > Any Attack and 263+ Sp. Atk: X Attack, AA x3, Outrage x2
  634.         > 253+ Attack: X Attack, AA x4, Fly
  635.         > 223-252 Attack, X Attack, X Special, AA x3, Outrage ... OR X Attack x2, AA x5
  636.         > <223 Attack: X Attack, X Special, AA x3, Outrage
  637. - Drake:
  638.         > 240+ Attack: X Attack, (X Speed if Rock Tomb) AA x3, Outrage x2
  639.         > <240 Attack: X Attack x2, (X Speed if Rock Tomb), AA x3, Outrage x2
  640.         > Check your Speed at L73
  641. - Heal to full
  642. - Champion (assuming Blizzard hit turn 1; be prepared to deviate if it misses):
  643.         > 264+ Attack: X Attack, AA x3, X Attack, AA x3
  644.         > 255-263 Attack: X Attack, AA x3, X Attack, AA x2, Fly Whiscash ... OR X Attack, AA x3, X Special, Outrage x3
  645.         > 254 Attack: X Attack, AA x3, X Special, Outrage x3
  646.         > 250-253 Attack: X Attack, Fly, AA x2, X Special, Outrage x3
  647.         > 214-249 Attack: X Attack, Fly, AA, Fly, X Special, Outrage x3
  648.         > <214 Attack: X Attack x2, AA x3, X Attack, AA x3
  649.         > 155 Speed outspeeds Gyarados after a Dragon Dance
  650.         > Wailord does ~200 with Blizzard, and Gyarados does ~70 with Hyper Beam. Heal as necessary
  651.  
  652. -----
  653.  
  654. Changelog
  655.  
  656. April 24, 2015
  657. - Started writing guide
  658.  
  659. April 27, 2015
  660. - Added "Stuff to know" section
  661.  
  662. October 22, 2015
  663. - Updated guide through Mt. Pyre
  664. - Added RNG manipulation info
  665.  
  666. December 9, 2015
  667. - Finished guide
  668.  
  669. December 10, 2015
  670. - Updated Archie strats
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