When you enter the city, Subway BossesIngo and Emmet are standing outside of Gear Station. Talk to the Pokémon Trainer in front of them to team up against the conductors. Male players will team up with Rosa, while female players will team up with Nate. Your partner's Pokémon changes depending on which starter Pokémon you chose; Dewott if you chose Snivy, Servine if you chose Tepig, or Pignite if you chose Oshawott.
Afterwards, the Subway Bosses return to the Subway and your partner thanks you with a Vs. Recorder. This item lets you record a video of a battle in the Subway, or a Link Battle with a friend.
Map of the various railway lines
From Gear Station, you can board any one of the eight railway lines. The seven others lead to their respective challenges, but the Brown Line is different. Rather than have you battle another group of Trainers, this line is the only way to reach Anville Town far to the northwest.
Each train uses its own battle format. The Single Train uses Single Battles, while the Double Train uses Double Battles. The Multi Train pairs you up with another Trainer, with each using two Pokémon. The Super Single, Super Double, and Super Multi Trains become available after reaching 21 consecutive wins on each of the three other lines. Lastly, the Wi-Fi Train allows you to battle Trainers from around the world.
There are seven Battle Medals to be earned here, and three of them can only be obtained by defeating the Subway Bosses. Also, one of three trophies will be displayed at home in Aspertia after reaching 49 straight wins on any of the Super Trains.
Big Stadium and Small Court
Big Stadium and Small Court are the major sports venues of the Unova region. The stadium hosts baseball, soccer, and football games, while the court hosts tennis and basketball games. The players double as Trainers and can be battled daily, unless a game is in progress. The number of Trainers and the levels of their Pokémon increase as you earn more Badges. Keep yourself fighting fit by visiting every day.
Sports schedule and event hours for Big Stadium (UTC):
The Musical Theater on the north side of the city is where the Pokémon Musical is held. When you step inside, the owner gives you a Prop Case so you can participate. A girl near the PC gives you TM49 (Echoed Voice) as well.
The amusement park is located on the east side of the city. South of the entrance is the Dropped Item, a lost Xtransceiver. The owner soon calls, and the two of you gradually become friends. Male players will meet Yancy, while female players will meet Curtis. Eventually, you will be able to trade Pokémon.
Shining Roller Coaster
Two years ago, the Nimbasa Gym was located in this building. There are still Ladies and Rich Boys looking to battle here. Proceed by pressing switches to change the coaster's path. Talk to the woman at the back of the building to get a Parlyz Heal to help out at the new Gym.
Nimbasa City Pokémon Gym Leader: Elesa The Shining Beauty
Elesa has moved the Electric-type-specialist Nimbasa Gym to a new building east of the Ferris wheel. The supermodel has designed her Gym with a large runway through the center. A new section is lit up as you approach each Gym Trainer, until you reach Elesa singing on the stage. Her Pokémon frequently use Volt Switch to shuffle in and out of battle. Flaaffy and Zebstrika are vulnerable to Ground-type attacks, while Emolga fears Rock-type moves. Pokémon from the desert, like Sandile or Sandshrew, are immune to electrical attacks and should have little trouble here.
Before running off, they brag about searching for a power source for their secret weapon. Afterwards, Hugh explains that Team Plasma stole his little sister's Purrloin five years ago. He restores your Pokémon's health before chasing after Team Plasma.
The only way to reach Anville Town in Unova's far northwest is by taking the Brown Line from Nimbasa's Gear Station. A large turntable for changing a train's direction sits in the center of town. On weekends, the town is bustling with tourists that visit to watch the trains come and go. Some tourists may even want to trade items.
Talk to the girl on the platform to learn that her Pansage has gotten lost somewhere in Nimbasa City. Luckily it has been found by a Depot Agent, who is waiting outside the Musical Theater. Talk to him about the girl, then tell her where Pansage turned up. As thanks for finding it, she gives you a BrightPowder. She also remarks that a green-haired man told her that Pansage wants to be a railroad conductor.
When you trade an item with the Backpacker, a new Funfest Mission is added. The mission is either named Exciting TradingB2 or Exhilirating TradingW2.
Lost & Found
A Depot Agent in the southeast house will give you a lost Rare Candy the first time you talk to him. After seven consecutive battles on the Battle Subway, he will give out a number of Vitamins, Full Restores, Revives, or Elixirs for each set of seven victories at the Battle Subway that day, capping at ten per day.
Anville Town is known for its connection with locomotives. Every day, a different train engine can be found on the turntable, most of them a part of the Battle Subway. A Worker on the bridge explains a bit about each one.
Route 16 is a short route that connects Nimbasa City and Marvelous Bridge. The elevator to the bridge is out-of-order, so eastward travel is blocked for now. On the north side of the route, a small grove of trees leads to Lostlorn Forest. When you are finished here, cross westward through the city to reach Route 5.
Like Irene on Route 4, Pokémon Breeder Galen will rebattle you with the same team whenever you revisit the forest.
The Rangers' Reward
The two Pokémon Rangers here, Serenity and Forrest, each give you a different Berry when you defeat them. Serenity, hiding in the tall grass, rewards you with a Pecha Berry. To the northeast, Forrest rewards you with a Cheri Berry.
A Rare TM
Talk to the odd Backpacker in the northwest part of the forest to hear about Zoroark's visit two years ago. He gives you TM95 (Snarl), and transforms into a Zoroark as he runs off.