Rydel's Cycles is located near the city's east exit. Spotting your dirty Running Shoes, the shop owner, Rydel, realizes that you've done a lot of traveling. He offers you a free bicycle, and gives you the choice between two models. The Mach Bike is faster and is able to ride up muddy slopes, which is useful for exploring places like Granite Cave. The Acro Bike is slower which allows for more precise control and the ability to perform tricks. After choosing a bike, you can speak to Rydel at any time to swap it for the other model.
Game Corner interior
The Game Corner features sixteen slot machines, four of which are in use by other patrons, and two roulette tables. A Coin Case is needed to participate. Coins may be purchased from the woman at the left side of the service desk, available at 50 for 1,000 and 500 for 10,000.
Collect enough coins and they can be exchanged for valuable prizes. To do so, speak to either of the two women at the right side of the service desk.
Another Move Tutor can be found outside the Gym. This man offers to teach the move Rollout to a Pokémon, one time only.
When you approach the Gym, you find Wally and his uncle talking outside the building. He desperately wants to challenge the Gym, but his uncle has reservations. He challenges you to a quick battle to test his skills.
After being defeated, he decides to return to Verdanturf Town. As they turn to leave, his uncle recognizes you as the Trainer who helped Wally catch his Ralts, and invites you to visit them in Verdanturf.
Scott arrives after they leave. He was watching the match, and was impressed that you didn't hold anything back, even when battling a friend. He lets you know that he'll be cheering for you, and heads west to Route 117. Soon after that, you receive a call from Wally. His uncle has just bought him a PokéNav, and he's excited that he can contact you anytime.
Mauville City Pokémon Gym Leader: Wattson
The cheerfully electrifying man!
The Mauville Gym specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. While most Pokémon of this type are only vulnerable to Ground-type attacks, the other Pokémon inside make Fire and Fighting moves useful as well. Keep your Water- and Flying-type Pokémon on the sidelines for now. The Gym features several electrical barriers, which can be turned on and off by stepping on thunderbolt-shaped switches. To reach the Gym Leader, simply step on the southwest switch.
Wattson leads with his Voltorb. Though its Attack is low, its Selfdestruct may unexpectedly knock out one of your Pokémon. His Electrike is not much of a threat, but it can strike first with Quick Attack. Pokémon that use contact moves against Electrike also risk becoming paralyzed due to its Static Ability. Magneton likes to start with Supersonic to confuse its foe. Its Special Attack is dangerously high, which allows it to deal serious damage with the unavoidable Shock Wave move; fortunately, it also sustains quadruple damage from Ground moves. His Manectric can use Howl to raise its Attack, which boosts the damage dealt by Quick Attack. It can also actively paralyze the foe with Thunder Wave, and like Electrike, has the Static Ability.
After the battle, Wattson awards you the Dynamo Badge, which boosts your Pokémon's Speed by 10% and enables the use of Rock Smash in the field. He also hands out TM34 (Shock Wave) as a prize, and registers himself in your PokéNav.
Now that you have the Mach Bike and Dynamo Badge (optional)
The Pokémon Day Care is a facility that raises Pokémon for busy Trainers. For a small fee, up to two Pokémon can be left here to be raised by the Day Care staff. During their stay, Pokémon will gradually level up and learn new moves. When two compatible Pokémon are left at the same time, you may return to find an Egg! Speak to the Day-Care Man and he will hint at the odds of finding one.
Chance for Egg
"The two seem to get along very well."
"The two seem to get along."
"The two don't seem to like each other much."
"The two prefer to play with other Pokémon more than each other."
Whenever an Egg is found, the Day-Care Man will be standing farther away from the fence, eager to talk to you. Speak to him to receive the Egg, and carry it with you on your journey. The more you travel with an Egg, the faster the Pokémon inside will hatch.
Verdanturf Town (optional)
Verdanturf is a small town just west of Route 117, at the foot of the mountains. Due to the prevailing wind pattern, the area is always kept clear of falling volcanic ash. Wally is visiting with his uncle's family here, in the hopes that the fresh, clean air will improve his health.
Another Move Tutor can be found inside the Pokémon Center. This young boy offers to teach the move Fury Cutter to a Pokémon, one time only.
The Verdanturf Battle Tent stands in the northwest corner of town, and is the second of three scattered throughout Hoenn. At this location, challengers select three of their Pokémon to battle three opposing Trainers. These Trainers' Pokémon will either be level 30, or match the highest-leveled Pokémon in your party, whichever is higher. Trainers take a backseat here, while their Pokémon battle on their own, using moves most suited to their Natures. All moves are grouped into three categories; Attack, Defense, and Support. Each Nature has a ratio of Attack, Defense, and Support moves that Pokémon with that Nature will prefer to use, but these ratios may change when a Pokémon's HP falls below 50%. During battle, a Pokémon chooses one of these categories, then selects a random attack from its moveset that matches that category. If no such attack exists, the Pokémon will "appear incapable of using its power" and skip its turn. The reward for winning three consecutive battles here is a Nest Ball.
Scott can be found in the entry hall. He claims that a Battle Tent is a great place to meet tough Trainers, and expects you to do your best here.
The middle home on the south side belongs to Wanda, who happens to be Wally's cousin. This is where Wally is staying for now, but it seems that he's run off to train his Pokémon. According to Wanda's mother, Wanda is concerned about her boyfriend, who is working non-stop to complete the construction of Rusturf Tunnel. She often goes there to visit him.
In the house situated to the left of Wanda's house, there is a woman who rates the friendship of Pokémon.
Enter the cave through either Route 116 or Verdanturf Town. With the Dynamo Badge, you can finally use Rock Smash to clear a path through Rusturf Tunnel. Step inside and go northwest to reach a group of cracked rocks. Clear the debris to open the tunnel and reunite Wanda with her hardworking boyfriend. As thanks, he gives you HM04 (Strength)! If you leave the tunnel through the middle exit, then you enter a new area on Route 116, where you can pick up a Black Glasses and HP Up.
Route 111 (south)
Leading north from Mauville City, the lengthy Route 111 is a unique path split into three parts by the large desert in its center. A powerful sandstorm rages on, forcing travelers to detour around it on their way past. A house belonging to the Winstrate family stands at the water's edge.
The upstanding Winstrate family loves challenging visitors to battle. Speak to the man at the front door, and he asks if you would like to take his family on in four back-to-back battles, with no break to heal your team. Defeat each one in turn, and afterward, enter the house and talk to Victoria to receive a Macho Brace as a reward.
Gabby and Ty, the reporter-cameraman team you met back in Slateport, can be found standing along the road. Accept their challenge to demonstrate your battle prowess, and they will beg for an interview afterwards. Find a TV afterwards for a chance to hear about yourself on the news!