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. Tune into BuzzNav afterwards for a chance to hear about yourself on the news!
A handful of Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS Grunts are guarding the cable car station, so no one can reach the summit of Mt. Chimney right now. In addition, the elevated terrain makes westward travel impossible, so the only other way forward is a steamy tunnel through the mountainside.
The sweltering Fiery Path, a passage that leads through the base of Mt. Chimney, is filled with Pokémon that thrive in the heat. The main passage leads to the north side of Route 112, while a pair of boulders prevent anyone from exploring the oppressive side tunnels for now.
A stranger catches your eye as proceed northward. He introduces himself as Aarune, Unova-born and spent the last 11 years trying to find himself. "A vagabond in search of dreams", he's been wandering Hoenn on a quest to find the perfect Super-Secret Base. He gives you TM43 (Secret Power), which can be used to establish a Super-Secret Base when examining a Secret Spot, any of the suspicious-looking trees, wall markings, and clumps of grass scattered across the region. The former Pokémon Ranger uses the field move to open the Secret Spot in the nearby tree; inside, he explains the basics of decorating a base. He then asks what you say when you're happy; your response will be shown to other Trainers visiting your base. He decides to leave this location for you, rather than take it for himself. He sets up a small PC and five tile markers, and even gives you a few Decorations to get you started. Finally, he suggests visiting other people's bases to collect the flag next to each one's PC. As he leaves, he tells you that he'll be at the Secret Base Guild in Fortree City.
As you enter the route, you catch up with May/Brendan. The Trainer is headed to Fallarbor to meet Professor Cozmo, but the long road forced your friend to stop for a rest. After restoring your Pokémon's health, she/he informs you that Cozmo is famous for his studies on Meteorites. It seems that he and Professor Birch are investigating how these Meteorites may affect Pokémon.
The Glass Workshop stands near the route's west end. Step inside and talk to the owner to receive a free Soot Sack, which can be used to collect ash by running through the dark piles scattered along the route. The constantly-falling ash replenishes these piles whenever you return to the area.
When dashing through a soot pile, one of four things may happen:
3-4 grams of ash is collected. In certain locations, an item is found as well.
A small (5-15 grams) random amount is collected.
A large (20-100 grams) random amount is collected.
In certain locations, a Trainer may appear and challenge you, and no ash is collected.
Speak with the workshop owner to learn how much ash you've collected. By providing him with the correct amounts, he is able to create valuable glass items.