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Mossdeep Space Center

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Mossdeep Space Center トクサネ宇宙センター
Tokusane Space Center
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Mossdeep City Space Center E.png
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Location: Mossdeep City
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Mossdeep City Map.png
Location of Mossdeep Space Center in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Mossdeep Space Center (Japanese: トクサネ宇宙センター Tokusane Space Center) is located in Mossdeep City. This destination was chosen because of Mossdeep's ideal weather, clear and sunny with stable winds. The Space Center successfully sends rockets into space, though specifics of the space missions are unknown. There is a white rock outside which holds a special meaning to the people at the space center; it is a symbol of their wish for their rockets to fly safely. It is analogous to the Tanegashima Space Center.

MOSSDEEP SPACE CENTER
"The closest place to space."

In the games

The Mossdeep Space Center as depicted in Ruby and Sapphire

Many scientists work here and are dedicated to the rocket launches' success. The Space Center contains many blueprints of rockets, machines and computers, and has two accessible floors.

In the game, a man by the window will reveal the number of successful launches there have been. Another person in the Space Center will give the player a Sun Stone.

In Pokémon Emerald

In Pokémon Emerald, after failing to take control of Groudon, Team Magma tries to obtain the rocket fuel there to use to make Mt. Chimney erupt. They send a letter to the Space Center, informing them that they will take the rocket fuel, causing a panic. After the player obtains the Mind Badge, Team Magma attacks the center, and the player must enter the Space Center and defeat all of the Team Magma Grunts on the first floor in order to go to the second floor. On the second floor, the player meets up with Steven Stone and pairs up with him to Double Battle against Maxie and Tabitha.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Delta Episode

At the start of the Delta Episode, Scientists at the Space Center notice that an asteroid has changed its trajectory and is now on a collision course with the planet. In order to stop it, the Scientists lead by Professor Cozmo intend to use a rocket full of Infinity Energy as well as the energy of human (which is found in Key Stones) to create a warp hole (using the same technology as warp tiles) to take the asteroid off collision course with the planet. Using the Link Cable, they can control where the asteroid will land, but this requires a large amount of energy from Meteorite Shards.

During the Delta Episode, before the player obtains the Meteorite Shard, the player is denied access to the second floor due to the scientists focusing on the incoming asteroid.

After the player obtains a Meteorite Shard from Zinnia in Granite Cave, the player receives an Entry Call on their PokéNav Plus from Steven, who requests that the player meet him at the Mossdeep Space Center. On the second floor, Professor Cozmo and Steven await the player. When the player arrives there, Professor Cozmo explains the current plan to warp to asteroid, but is interrupted by Zinnia, who warns them that they are making a mistake greater than that of AZ when he used the ultimate weapon 3,000 years ago. Despite her warnings, Steven and Cozmo are unfazed, and request that the player retrieve another Meteorite Shard to continue the plan, but this time require one from Meteor Falls.

After the player confronts Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS outside the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City, CourtneyOR/MattAS leads the quintuplets and another grunt in a raid on the Space Center. The villainous team admin intends to blow up the rocket, which contains more Infinity Energy than the ultimate weapon, with the aid of a Key Stone found at the Meteor Falls to complete Project AZOTH, saying that blowing up the rocket would be analogous to it Mega Evolving. Once they are stopped, Zinnia appears and takes the dimensional shifter controller and crushes it in her hand, rendering the plan to stop the meteoroid useless. She warns that using the dimensional shifter would have sent the asteroid into another world, in which the ultimate weapon was never built, so lacked the technology to avert the asteroid. She then takes CourtneyOR/MattAS's Key Stone and announces her plan to steal MaxieOR/ArchieAS's.

After receiving the CamperuptiteOR/SharpedoiteAS from TabithaOR/ShellyAS in the Team Magma HideoutOR/Team Aqua HideoutAS, the player receives an Entry Call on their PokéNav Plus from Steven, who requests that the player meet him at the Mossdeep Space Center. On the second floor, Professor Cozmo and Steven await the player. When the player arrives there, Steven explains that very few people can enter Sky Pillar, such as Lorekeepers. He then suggests that the player ask Wallace for help, who has inherited the ancient lore to be able to break the seal preventing access to the Sky Pillar, who can be found outside the Cave of Origin.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png Sun Stone Obtained from a Sailor on the first floor  R  S  E  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
352 Kecleon
OR AS
Premier Ball Only one
45 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers

Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
1F
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png620
041 Zubat Lv.31
No item
261 Poochyena Lv.31
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
322 Numel Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
343 Baltoy Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
262 Mightyena Lv.26
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.28
No item
322 Numel Lv.30
No item
2F
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
041 Zubat Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
262 Mightyena Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
343 Baltoy Lv.32
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.

Steven will work as the player's partner during the Multi Battle against Maxie and Tabitha.





Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

1F

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt ×5OR
Team Magma Grunt ×5OR
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,000
Horde Trainer Battle
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
Team Aqua Grunt ×5AS
Team Aqua Grunt ×5AS
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,000
Horde Trainer Battle
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.

2F

Steven will work as the player's partner during the Multi Battle against Courtney and a Team Magma GruntOR/Matt and a Team Aqua GruntAS.



Pokémon Omega Ruby


Pokémon Alpha Sapphire


Layout

Version 1F 2F
Ruby Mossdeep City Space Center 1F RSE.png Mossdeep City Space Center 2F RSE.png
Sapphire
Emerald
 

Rumors

In the games, a man by the window will reveal the number of successful launches there have been; the number is an indicator to the number of weeks since the saved game was begun. Because this is a time-based event, the Space Center will cease to launch Rockets when the battery for the internal clock runs dry.

Many rumors have been spread about this number and its relation to Jirachi and Deoxys. Many believe that if the man reaches a certain number, the player will be able to ride a rocket into space and battle Jirachi or Deoxys. Like the truck rumors of Generation I, this rumor is false. In the remakes, however, it is in fact possible to go to space and battle Deoxys, perhaps in reference to these rumors.

In the anime

The Space Center in anime

In It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!, Ash and his friends visit the Space Center in search of the Mossdeep Gym Leaders Tate and Liza, but they find that a rocket is about to launch. Meanwhile, Team Rocket tries to steal a rocket from the Space Center, but their plan is stopped with Tate and Liza's help.

In the anime, the Space Center contains many training machines for astronauts, such as a moon walker to simulate walking on the moon in low gravity and the MAT (multi-axis Trainer) that spins people around.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Courtney of Team Magma raided the Mossdeep Space Center in Volume 20 of the Pokémon Adventures manga. In there, she collected information that would be passed on to Ruby two volumes later.

In Volume 25, Sird of Team Rocket revealed that cylinders containing two life forms (both of which grew into Deoxys later on), were guarded in the Mossdeep Space Center. After Courtney had raided the building, Sird managed to smuggle the cylinders away, and left it to the Elite Trio of Team Rocket to transport them back to their base in Kanto.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning and/or featuring the Space Center in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Space Center T [St] EX Deoxys Uncommon 91/107 Clash of the Blue Sky Uncommon 078/082
 

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 綠嶺宇宙中心 Lǜlǐng Yǔzhòu Zhōngxīn
Finland Flag.png Finnish Mossdeepin avaruuskeskus
France Flag.png French Centre Spatial d’Algatia
Germany Flag.png German Raumfahrtzentrum von Moosbach
Italy Flag.png Italian Centro Spaziale di Verdeazzupoli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 이끼 우주센터 Ikki Ujusenteo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Centro Espacial de Algaria


Hoenn
Stone Badge.png Knuckle Badge.png Dynamo Badge.png Heat Badge.png Balance Badge.png Feather Badge.png Mind Badge.png Rain Badge.png
Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Battle FrontierBattle Resort
Routes
101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118
119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipSea MauvilleOceanic Museum
Seaside Cycling RoadTrick HouseMauville Game CornerNew MauvilleTrainer HillDesert RuinsMirage TowerFiery Path
Jagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert UnderpassMeteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. Pyre
Lilycove MuseumShoal CaveTeam Aqua HideoutTeam Magma HideoutMossdeep Space CenterSeafloor CavernCave of Origin
Mirage IslandSky PillarVictory RoadSealed ChamberArtisan CaveAltering CaveSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Contest HallBattle MaisonBattle TowerBattle TentSecret IsletSecret MeadowSecret Shore
Mirage spots

Mirage CavesMirage ForestsMirage IslandsMirage Mountains
Crescent IsleFabled CaveGnarled DenNameless CavernPathless PlainTrackless Forest

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