Sprout Tower is a towering pagoda where Sages teach that all living things coexist through cooperation. Since these monks also train Pokémon, it's a good opportunity to train before challenging the Violet Gym.
Battle Sage Nico and climb down the northeast ladder.
Grab the Parlyz Heal, fight Sage Chow, and climb up the western ladder.
Collect the X Accuracy and climb the southern ladder.
Pick up the Potion and head north. It seems that Elder Li has just been defeated by Silver. The elder scolds him for being too harsh on his Pokémon, then Silver leaves via an Escape Rope. Grab the Escape Rope to the east, then speak to Li to be drawn into battle.
Li rewards you with TM70 (Flash), which illuminates certain areas. Use the Escape Rope to exit the tower, and set out for the first Gym.
Violet City Pokémon Gym Leader: Falkner
The Elegant Master of Flying Pokémon
The Violet Gym specializes in Flying-type Pokémon. Rock and Electric moves are super effective. A Geodude from Dark Cave learns Rock Throw, and a Mareep from Route 32 to the south learns Thunder Shock, but neutrally effective moves like Ember or Water Gun can work just fine. Avoid using Grass and Bug Pokémon. Falkner will use Roost often, so be ready for a long battle. Being slightly overtrained for this gym is a big help, as the more damage you can do in one turn, the more turns Falkner will waste using Roost. Step onto the wooden platform to reach the elevated walkway. This S-shaped battlefield has a Gym Trainer at each end, but it is possible to avoid both and reach Falkner immediately by traveling along the glass tiles on either side.
Defeated, Falkner awards you the Zephyr Badge, which ensures obedience from all Pokémon up to level 20, and enables the use of Rock Smash in the field. You can now pick up the hidden Hyper Potion east of the Pokémon Academy. He also hands over TM51 (Roost) as a prize. Roost restores 50% of the user's maximum HP, and Flying-types that use it are treated as non-Flying-types until the next turn.
Elm calls when you leave the Gym, and asks that you speak with his aide inside the Poké Mart. The aide asks that you take care of the Mystery Egg, which will eventually hatch into a Togepi with the special Extrasensory move. The professor will call again when the Egg hatches, asking to see it; visit him with Togepi as the lead Pokémon to receive an Everstone.
Kimono Girl 1
Upon leaving the Poké Mart, you meet one of the Kimono Girls, five sisters from Ecruteak City's Dance Theater. She shows an interest in the "important" Egg, and asks that you take good care of it before leaving to the south.
Route 32 is a lengthy, Trainer-heavy route that stretches southward along the coastline. The mysterious Ruins of Alph lie off to the northwest, but only the first of the four chambers can be accessed at this point. South of the ruins are two men standing near a hill. The first gives you a Miracle Seed, while the man on the hill hands out TM05 (Roar). A Repel can be found in the tall grass west of Picnicker Liz. Head south to reach a small inlet, and collect the Great Ball and TM09 (Bullet Seed) from the shore before reaching the Pokémon Center. Further south, a shady man offers a "tasty, nutritious SlowpokeTail" for only1,000,000. On Fridays, Frieda of the Week Siblings can be found behind the Pokémon Center; speaking to her will result in a Poison Barb on the first meeting. The Fisherman inside gives out the Old Rod, and another patron gives out two Lure Balls. This Old Rod can be used to catch Krabby, which can learn five of the seven HM moves required to navigate any location in this game. It will be very useful if you cannot or do not want to teach those HM moves to the Pokémon that you use in battle. Smash the rock outside to reach a Shell Bell, and enter Union Cave.
Union Cave, 1F
Union Cave, B1F
Union Cave is a cave on the south end of the peninsula. Seawater wells up from underground, preventing access to the deepest parts of the cave for now. The ground-level tunnel merely connects Routes 32 and 33.
The ground-level tunnel is a fairly straightforward path. Head northwest to reach an X Attack, then detour down to B1F for TM39 (Rock Tomb) and an X Defend. Head south past two Hikers and pick up the Great Ball near Firebreather Bill. Grab the Potion sitting off to the west, then head southeast from Poké Maniac Larry to reach an Awakening, and the exit to Route 33.
Only the middle entrance is accessible now. After going downstairs, go north to find a X Defend. Check a rock directly west of the stairs to pick up a hidden X Speed, and go further west for a TM39 (Rock Tomb).
Azalea is a small, isolated town on the southern edge of the peninsula. Situated between Union Cave to the east and Ilex Forest to the west, the area does not get many visitors. As you head into town, a man in a black uniform is confronted by a resident near the Slowpoke Well. The guy gets chased off, and the shady man goes back to guarding the well. A second figure blocks the Azalea Gym, as well. Stop by the northwest house to meet Kurt, the Apricorn craftsman. He informs you that Team Rocket has seized control of the well and is cutting off Slowpoketails to sell, before rushing off to save the Pokémon.