These Training Hotspots are suitable for players who have reached Anthian City and are training for Anthian Gym, as well as the plot-related battles ahead. For players who have already proceeded to further cities, please refer to newer hotspot groups.

Experience Points

Adventurer Jesper

Adventurer Jesper above the Rock Climb pillar in Cragonos Mines.

Adventurer Jesper in Upper Cragonos Mines becomes the first hotspot for grinding EXP. His party of Eeveelutions provide a total of 5204 EXP Points, which will help strengthen players' Pokémon if the upcoming Gym and plot matches prove to be too much. While the RTD cannot be used inside the mountain, players can simply retreat to Cragonos Cliffs where there is a conveniently placed Pokémon Centre for healing, and once players enter the Mines again, Jesper will be ready for another fight.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Adventurer Jesper Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $528
Available for rematches — EXP Hotspot
Flareon XY
FlareonFireLv. 33Flash FireNone13012 Atk
Attacks: Fire Fang, Fire Spin, Scary Face, Smog
Vaporeon XY
VaporeonWaterLv. 33Water AbsorbNone13012 HP
Attacks: Aurora Beam, Aqua Ring, Acid Armor, Haze
Glaceon XY
GlaceonIceLv. 33Snow CloakNone13012 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Ice Fang, Barrier, Ice Shard, Mirror Coat
Jolteon XY
JolteonElectricLv. 33Volt AbsorbNone13012 Speed
Attacks: Thunder Fang, Pin Missile, Agility, Thunder Wave
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.


There is still no Trainer who gives out plenty of money and is able for rematches at the same time. Fortunately, soon enough a Trainer on Route 11 will be able to help players get rich quick, so players might not need to push back their plans for buying Mega Stones in the Stone Shop for too long.

Effort Values


Unfortunately the earliest HP training ground appears on Route 14. Players have to live without one until they get past Fluoruma City.

Physical Attack

Gentleman Nolan

Gentleman Nolan — the most recognized trainer on Route 8.

Gentleman Nolan on Route 8 is still the place for enhancing Physical Attack. Gible's Dragon Rage can be destructive for Pokémon at lower levels, be prepared for that. The issues of poor RTD Signal and Nolan's last Pokémon Delcatty dropping HP and Speed EVs instead have not changed, so remember to turn off EXP Share if players have one, and use some Pokémon that also needs HP and Speed EVs to defeat Delcatty. If not, they will end up being required to buy HP and Speed Reset items in Colosseum Marketplace.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Gentleman Nolan (Route 8) Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1656
Available for rematches — Physical Attack Hotspot
Gible-M XY
GibleDragonLv. 22UnknownNone2821 Atk
Attacks: Dragon Rage, Sandstorm, Take Down, Sand Tomb
Herdier XY
HerdierNormalLv. 23UnknownNone6402 Atk
Attacks: Bite, Helping Hand, Take Down, Work Up
Growlithe XY
GrowlitheFireLv. 22Flash FireNone3301 Atk
Attacks: Helping Hand, Flame Wheel, Reversal, Fire Fang
Weepinbell XY
Lv. 23UnknownNone6752 Atk
Attacks: Wrap, Sleep Powder, Poison Powder, Stun Spore
Delcatty XY
DelcattyNormalLv. 23UnknownNone6551 HP
1 Speed
Attacks: Fake Out, Sing, Attract, Double Slap
Some of the rewards, Pokémon Levels and EXP Points in the above matches have been modified during certain updates. Please check the corresponding location page for details. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Physical Defense

Hiker Jackson

Hiker Jackson under the ledge on Cragonos Cliffs.

Hiker Jackson, located on Cragonos Cliffs, has taken over Hiker Anson's spot of the ideal Trainer for Physical Defense EVs. His Kantonian Geodude family offers 6 Defense EVs upon defeat, which only ties with Hiker Anson's team, but Jackson is easier to train with because there is a Pokémon Centre nearby. This allows players to heal their Pokémon quickly, while also enabling the use of RTD to keep saving and battling him again. In addition, players can also enter Lower Cragonos Mines briefly when on the way to heal their Pokémon, to enable rematches quickly.

The same precautionary measures apply though. Players should bring Pokémon that have access to multi-hit moves like Bullet Seed, or with Abilities such as Mold Breaker in order to get past Sturdy — an Ability that prevents an instant knockout. Additionally, players need to be wary of Self-Destruct for its destructive power.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Hiker Jackson (Cragonos Cliffs) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1152
Available for rematches — Physical Defense Hotspot
Geodude-Kanto XY
Kanto Form
Lv. 32SturdyNone4111 Def
Attacks: Self-Destruct, Bulldoze, Rock Blast, Stealth Rock
Graveler-Kanto XY
Kanto Form
Lv. 34Rock HeadNone9982 Def
Attacks: Self-Destruct, Bulldoze, Rock Blast, Stealth Rock
Golem-Kanto XY
Kanto Form
Lv. 36SturdyNone16813 Def
Attacks: Self-Destruct, Bulldoze, Rock Blast, Stealth Rock
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Special Attack

Special Attack is another stat which lacks a training ground until much later in-game. Push forward and acquire 3 more Gym Badges for the first Sp. Atk hotspot.

Special Defense

Flower Garden

The Flower Garden on Route 10.

While there are no Trainers who mainly give out Special Defense EVs as of now, a new place has opened up after getting Float Badge where players can go to quickly earn them. The Flower Garden on Route 10 is considered to be the optimal place for Sp. Def EVs, because 4 out of the 5 available Pokémon species provide Sp. Def EVs. Hoppip and Spoink appear quite commonly and drop 1 Sp. Def EV upon defeat. In addition, Floette and the newly-added Comfey give out 2 Sp. Def EVs respectively. The only species players may have to avoid is Petilil, which drops Sp. Atk EV instead.

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results.

PokémonType ImageRarityItems EV Yield
Garden Flowers Lv. 20-23
Hoppip XY
CommonNone1 Sp. Def
Spoink XY
UncommonNone1 Sp. Def
Comfey SM
RareMisty Seed2 Sp. Def
Floette-Red XY

Red Flower

Floette-Orange XY

Orange Flower

Rare None 2 Sp. Def
Floette-White XY

White Flower

Floette-Yellow XY

Yellow Flower

Very Rare
Blue Flower
Floette-Blue XY
Very Rare
None2 Sp. Def
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.


Camper Pal

Camper Pal standing in front of the gate to Grove of Dreams on Route 9.

Camper Pal on Route 9 has made Beach Babe Samantha's position for Speed EV grinding short-lived. Pal's team gives 5 Speed EVs in total — one more than Samantha's squad. In addition, he is located near the Grove of Dreams gate, which means players can quickly leave Route 9 and fight him again. The RTD also works near him, which is an enhancement from Samantha's spot where the Signal is oddly jammed. However, players are advised to watch out for his Grovyle's Pursuit, because this hurts a lot on Pokémon switching out. Also, note that his Pichu has Thunder Wave and Ability Static, both posing the danger of paralysis on players' Pokémon.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Camper Pal (Route 9) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $744
Available for rematches — Speed Hotspot
Pichu XY
PichuElectricLv. 29StaticNone2511 Speed
Attacks: Thunder Wave, Nasty Plot, Charm, Sweet Kiss
Grovyle XY
GrovyleGrassLv. 30OvergrowNone9122 Speed
Attacks: Leaf Blade, Mega Drain, Pursuit, Agility
Linoone XY
LinooneNormalLv. 31UnknownNone9762 Speed
Attacks: Covet, Fury Swipes, Bestow, Mud Sport
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.