Chapter 8Float Badge

Rosecove Gym

Make sure that you heal your Pokémon before proceeding! It is recommended that you train your Pokémon until they are at Lv. 35 or higher.

Once you return from defeating Team Eclipse at Rosecove Beach, Rosecove Gym will now be accessible. Enter the building which is right of the Pokémon Centre. When you are ready to take on your 3rd gym, enter the building. The gym is designed to resemble many miniature boat docks. This gym specializes in Water-type Pokémon. If you wish to talk to the gym guide, he will tell you that the goal of the gym is to arrange the many pipe blocks in each puzzle to allow the water to flow from the faucets to the generators. Each time you solve one of these pipe puzzles the generator will power on the water control chambers' to release enough water that you are able to continue throughout the gym. Water-type Pokémon are weak to Electric, and Grass. Many numerous Electric-type Pokémon can be found on Route 3 just before Silvent City and are great to use for this gym. Oddish and Weepinbell, two good Grass-type Pokémon can be found on Route 8 just before Rosecove City. These two are good to choose because they are quite effective against Water-type Pokémon and are also quite common to find.

Next up is the first pipe puzzle. To move the pipe blocks you must step on the metal control platforms, when you think that the blocks are arranged correctly click on the faucet to test the water flow. After completing the puzzle cross the bridge and Beach Bum Ralf will challenge you to a battle. Be wary of his Tentacool and Tentacruel who may possess Ability Liquid Ooze. This ability is quite dangerous because it makes draining moves such as Giga Drain backfire, damaging your Pokémon instead of healing it. Ralf will first send out Tentacool. Tentacool has high Special Defense but low Physical Defense, so it is recommended to use a Physical move. Grass-type moves are not as useful due to Tentacool's additional Poison-type. Shinx, Electrike, and their evolved forms are good Pokémon to use against Tentacool, as they have access to some Physical Electric-type moves, such as Thunder Fang and Spark. However, the former is more useful, because Shinx is more Physical-orientated, while Electrike is more Special-orientated. After defeating Tentacool, Ralph will send out Horsea. Horsea has better Physical Defense, so it is recommended to use a Special move. Oddish and Gloom are good to use, as they have good Special Attack. Bellsprout and Weepinbell are also good to use with their good Special Attack. Next, Ralf will send out Tentacruel. Use the same strategy as you used for Tentacool, and beware of Liquid Ooze.

After defeating Ralf, continue on until you come to the second gym puzzle. Once you complete the second gym puzzle, you will pass by Beach Bum Cameron. Cameron has a Wailmer and a Mantine. Cameron will first send out Wailmer. Wailmer has a humongous base 130 HP stat, but with lacking defenses, so use a super-effective move. Wailmer also has okay attacking stats, but is also rather slow. Then, Cameron will send out Mantine. Cameron's Mantine which is a Flying-Water-type, is two times weak to Electric-type moves, meaning Electric-type moves do four times as much damage, so it is best advised to use an Electric-type move to get rid of Mantine. However, Mantine has a very high Special Defense stat, so use Physical Electric-type moves.

Once Cameron has been defeated, move on to the third and final gym puzzle. After completing this gym puzzle, the final bridge will rise. However, this time TWO trainers occupy the bridge with Gym Leader Quentin just beyond them. If you choose to go back to the Pokémon Centre to heal their Pokémon, they must be wary of the fact that if you leave the gym, the puzzles will reset. Once you and your Pokémon are ready, it's time to fact Beach Babe Darla. You should be wary of Wartortle, Prinplup, and Marshtomp's strong stats as well as high Speed. Darla first sends out Wartortle. Wartortle has good defensive stats, but not much beyond that. Use a powerful Grass-type or Electric-type move. Next up is Prinplup. Prinplup has a good Special Attack stat and okay defensive stats, but will most likely easily be defeated by a super-effective move. Marshtomp is Darla's final Pokémon. Marshtomp is likely Darla's most dangerous Pokémon, with fairly balanced stats across the board. Marshtomp has base 70 HP, Defense, and Special Defense, and 85 Attack. However, Marshtomp is greatly hindered by its low Speed and extreme weakness to Grass-type moves. Do not bother using Electric-type moves, as they will have no effect due to Marshtomp's additional Ground typing. Oddish and Bellsprout are good for taking out Marshtomp.

Once Darla has been defeated, move onto the final trainer, Beach Bum Roland. Roland only has one Pokémon, in his party but do not underestimate it. Lapras is a very powerful Pokémon with many powerful moves, and a high hp stat. However, Lapras is also an Ice-type, meaning that it can also damage Grass types super effectively with Ice type moves, so be wary of that. After Roland has been defeated it is time for you to take on the Gym Leader, Quentin.

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Trainer: Beach Bum Ralf Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $480
Tentacool XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone4161 Sp. Def
Attacks: Wrap, Acid Spray, Bubble Beam, Barrier
Horsea XY
HorseaWaterLv. 29UnknownNone3661 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Water Gun, Bubble Beam, Twister, Focus Energy
Tentacruel XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone11572 Sp. Def
Attacks: Wrap, Bubble Beam, Acid Spray, Barrier
Trainer: Beach Bum Cameron Poké BallPoké Ball Reward: $496
Wailmer XY
WailmerWaterLv. 30UnknownNone5141 HP
Attacks: Water Pulse, Brine, Mist, Rest
Mantine XY
Lv. 31UnknownNone10822 Sp. Def
Attacks: Headbutt, Water Pulse, Wide Guard, Take Down
Trainer: Beach Babe Darla Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $480
Wartortle XY
WartortleWaterLv. 30UnknownNone9121 Def
1 Sp. Def
Attacks: Bite, Protect, Rapid Spin, Water Pulse
Prinplup XY
PrinplupWaterLv. 30UnknownNone9122 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Peck, Bubble Beam, Bide, Fury Attack
Marshtomp XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone9122 Atk
Attacks: Foresight, Bide, Mud Bomb, Rock Slide
Trainer: Beach Bum Roland Poké Ball Reward: $496
Lapras XY
Lv. 31UnknownNone12422 HP
Attacks: Rain Dance, Water Pulse, Perish Song, Body Slam
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

VS Quentin

VS Quentin

After completing all three of the gym's puzzles, you can now challenge Quentin. He has heard about your triumph over Team Eclipse, and now would like to test the strength of your team. Quentin has three Pokémon that are all relatively high leveled. Players should also be wary that Quentin possesses a Wailmer. Be VERY WARY of his Wailmer who posses the dangerous move Water Spout. However, this move loses power as the Pokémon itself loses health. The best strategy is to have a quick Pokémon that can knock Wailmer's health down so that Water Spout will not hurt as much. His Huntail and Gorebyss are dangerous matches with their high Attack and Speed stats.

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Trainer: Gym Leader Quentin Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $5920, Float Badge, TM55
Wailmer XY
WailmerWaterLv. 35UnknownNone6001 HP
Gorebyss XY
GorebyssWaterLv. 37UnknownNone13472 Sp. Atk
Huntail XY
HuntailWaterLv. 37UnknownNone13471 Atk
1 Def
Some of the rewards, Pokémon Levels and EXP Points in the above matches have been modified during certain updates. Please check the trivia section for details. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

3rd Rival Battle

As you enter Route 9, Rival Tess will ask you and Rival Jake to battle each other so that she can see your strengths. Jake tries to back out of it but is unsuccessful in the attempt. Tess then announces that she will fight the victor of this match. Jake's team is now evolved from their previous forms, and Jake has managed to add a Slowpoke to his team.

Once you defeat Jake, Tess will then bring out her Pokémon and challenge you. The player should be wary as Tess possesses a rare assortment of Dragon-type Pokémon. At this point, you will not have any Pokémon that are super-effective against Dragon-type Pokémon.

Once you have defeated Tess, she and Jake will run into the tall grass to train, and you will then be able to explore Route 9!

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Following Trainers must be fought back-to-back!
Following Trainers must be fought back-to-back!
Trainer: Rival Jake Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1200
Vaporeon XY
VaporeonWaterLv. 31Water AbsorbNone12222 HP
Nidorino XY
NidorinoPoisonLv. 29UnknownNone7952 Atk
Zebstrika XY
ZebstrikaElectricLv. 30Motor DriveNone11182 Speed
Slowpoke XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone4051 HP
Trainer: Rival Tess Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $900
Gabite-M XY
Lv. 32UnknownNone9872 Atk
Attacks: Dig
Shelgon XY
ShelgonDragonLv. 31UnknownNone9762 Def
Attacks: Dragon Claw
Axew XY
AxewDragonLv. 30UnknownNone4111 Atk
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Route 9

As the player leaves the Rosecove Gym on their way to Route 9, It is advised that they access the Pokémon Centre to heal their Pokémon after the tough gym battle. After letting the nurse restore the health of their team, the player should walk down the steps and head left. They will come across the door leading to Route 9. After walking through the gate, the player will be greeted by a large clearing, with the center being dominated by a gigantic tree. Centered in a ring at the base of the tree are several trainers. Each trainer seemingly specializes in a specific stat, such as defense or speed. There are also several patches of tall grass where wild Pokémon can be encountered. The player can choose to either run away from these Pokémon, which include many assorted Grass and Bug types, or attempt to add one of them to their party. To the right of the tree, the player can see a semi-hidden entrance to the Grove of Dreams. If they player continues past the tree, they will encounter the entrance to Fortulose Manor on the leftmost side of the space. On the left of the tree is a bridge which leads to Route 10.

In the route there are small trees that can be hit with the move Headbutt. Using this move will shake the tree and sometimes cause a Pokémon to fall out of the tree.

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known. If there are any Pokémon with low catch rates, the possibility to flee or requirement of gaining happiness to evolve, recommended Poké Balls for that Pokémon will be shown with the corresponding bag sprite under the Pokémon's name.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Grass Patches Tall Grass Lv. 19-22
Venipede XY
CommonPoison Barb1 Def
Luxury BallFriend Ball
Sewaddle XY
CommonMental Herb1 Def
Kricketot-M XY
Kricketot-F XY
Overnight Only
Metronome1 Def
Paras XY
Daytime Only
Tiny MushroomBig Mushroom1 Atk
Roselia-M XY
Roselia-F XY
Daytime Only
None2 Sp. Atk
Venonat XY
Overnight Only
None1 Sp. Def
Shroomish XY
Very RareTiny MushroomBig Mushroom1 HP
Trees TM Normal Headbutt Lv. 19-22
Pineco XY
CommonNone1 Def
Spewpa XY
UncommonNone2 Def
Metapod XY
RareNone2 Def
Kakuna XY
RareNone2 Def
Quick BallNet BallTimer Ball
Pinsir XY
Very Rare
Daytime Only
None2 Atk
Quick BallNet BallTimer Ball
Heracross-M XY
Heracross-F XY
Very Rare
Overnight Only
None2 Atk
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Many trainers can be encountered by going around the Roundabout, but if the player only wishes to proceed to Route 10, there will only be one trainer that you will have to face. Bird Keeper Mark. Bird Keeper Mark's party consists of two Normal-Flying-Pokémon. Using Electric-type, a Rock-type, or Ice-type moves are recommended to defeat his Pokémon. The player must choose whether they will go to Fortulose Manor, Grove of Dreams, or continue onto Route 10.

Note: Trainers in the roundabout are listed in clockwise order from Rosecove City entrance. When battling Hiker Jenson, players should be wary of Self-Destruct. When battling Camper Pal, players should be careful of his Grovyle's Pursuit.

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Trainer: Hiker Jenson Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $992
Available for rematches
Pineco XY
Pineco ×2BugLv. 30UnknownNone372 ×21 Def
Graveler-Kanto XY
Kanto Form
Lv. 31UnknownNone9102 Def
Trainer: Bug Catcher Erwin Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $768
Beautifly-M XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone11123 Sp. Atk
Dustox-M XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone8673 Sp. Def
Vivillon-Meadow XY
Meadow Pattern
Lv. 32UnknownNone12681 HP
1 Sp. Atk
1 Speed
Trainer: Journalist Donovan Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $768
Exeggcute XY
Exeggcute ×2Grass
Lv. 32UnknownNone445 ×21 Def
Mightyena XY
MightyenaDarkLv. 32UnknownNone10082 Atk
Trainer: Picnicker Ashley Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $720
Available for rematches
Kirlia XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone6022 Sp. Atk
Weepinbell XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone851{{{EV}}}
Azurill XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone2361 HP
Roselia-F XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone9002 Sp. Atk
Trainer: Camper Pal Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $744
Available for rematches — Speed Hotspot
Pichu XY
PichuElectricLv. 29StaticNone2511 Speed
Attacks: Thunder Wave, Nasty Plot, Charm
Grovyle XY
GrovyleGrassLv. 30OvergrowNone9122 Speed
Attacks: Leaf Blade, Mega Drain, Pursuit, Agility
Linoone XY
LinooneNormalLv. 30UnknownNone9762 Speed
Attacks: Covet, Fury Swipes, Bestow, Mud Sport
Before Route 10 Gate
Trainer: Bird Keeper Mark Poké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1240
Pidgeotto XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone7842 Speed
Noctowl XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone10292 HP
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

If you wish to walk to Route 10 first, you will see a greenhouse building on your left-hand side, if you entered it and talk to the woman, she will say that she would like to see all five variants of Flabébé and she will give you the most beautiful flower in her garden, the Gracidea, to you, which will enable a special encounter somewhere...

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