Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS has taken Professor Cozmo's Meteorite to Mt. Chimney, and the only way to follow is by Cable Car. When you arrive, you find that the guards are no longer guarding the building. Collect the Guard Spec. to the east, then enter the station and take the Cable Car up to the summit.
Normally, visitors to the mountaintop would be able to head south through Jagged Pass to reach Lavaridge Town. But Team Magma and Team Aqua are locked in battle all over the summit, including the entrance to the mountain pass. Let their Pokémon fight it out while you climb up north to the crater.
West of the stairway, you find Aqua LeaderArchieOR/Magma LeaderMaxieAS in a skirmish against a group of opposing Grunts. You're only here for Cozmo's Meteorite, though, so slip past the battle and work your way to the northwest.
There is a single Grunt ahead standing guard, and you are quickly drawn into battle. But you're more than a match for one lowly Grunt, so finish him off quickly and continue northward.
Detour for a TM
Farther ahead is a glass bridge that extends over the mouth of the volcano. Ignore it for a moment and follow the narrow stairway instead. Loop around under the bridge to find TM59 (Incinerate).
Make your way to the glass bridge and you'll be stopped by TabithaOR/ShellyAS, who isn't about to let you pass by so easily!
TabithaOR/ShellyAS is defeated, but the real threat still lurks ahead. Continue along the bridge to find the leader of Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS standing near some sort of high-tech device. After revealing a bit more about his organization's plans, he draws you into battle!
With his defeat, MaxieOR/ArchieAS threatens to Mega Evolve his Pokémon. But before he is able to draw you into another battle, he suddenly receives a call. After muttering something about Mt. Pyre, he unexpectedly gives up the Meteorite and leaves.
As you turn to leave, you are stopped by ArchieOR/MaxieAS. He is shocked that his rival would hand over the Meteorite so easily, and seems fearful that the opposing team may have discovered where some important-sounding "orbs" are hidden. He then sets off to plan his team's next move.
Jagged Pass was formed as the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. When the lava cooled, it proved to be suitable for an alternate route to the summit. Many parts are too rough or slippery to traverse without a Bicycle.
Jump the first two ledges and go west. Use the Acro Bike to bunny-hop down the circular stones to reach a Super Repel. Backtrack and head east from the entrance. Execute the same trick in the northeast corner to reach TM43 (Flame Charge). Go south, then turn west before reaching Expert Shelby. A hill on the west side features circular stones and a muddy slope; TM69 (Rock Polish) and a Secret Spot can be found at the top. Go south past Hiker Eric and slide down the middle slope for a Full Heal. Head east, then hop back up the hill to Camper Ethan; collect the hidden Great Ball and the Max Ether before continuing southward. Pass by Picnicker Diana and hop down the hill to reach an X Defense.
With the Mach Bike
Jump the first two ledges and go down the stairway. Slide down either of the two muddy slopes and jump another two ledges before turning west. Scale the small slope on the west side to find TM69 (Rock Polish) near a Secret Spot. Head back east to Expert Shelby, inspect the small rock to the west for a hidden Full Heal, then turn south. Search near Camper Ethan for a hidden Great Ball, then jump another ledge for a Max Ether. Go southwest to Fairy Tale Girl Nellie, then scale the middle slope to the north to get another Full Heal.
Nestled at the foot of Mt. Chimney, Lavaridge Town is a welcome sight for travelers and tourists alike. It is well-known throughout Hoenn for its soothing hot springs, said to cure any ailment, and also features a specialty shop that sells bitter but beneficial herbs for Pokémon. The Lavaridge Gym, fourth in the Hoenn League, stands in the southwest part of town.
As you enter the town, you find a Black Belt standing outside the Poké Mart. He has a passion for dancing and karate, but his communication skills leave something to be desired. Disagree when he asks if you understand his words, and he will give you TM75 (Swords Dance) in the hopes that the "Suh-words Dance" move will help you comprehend.
Pokémon Center and Hot Springs
A Pokémon Breeder standing next to the counter is selling bottles of Moomoo Milk for 500 each. Bottles can be purchased individually, or by the dozen for 6,000. This nutritious milk restores 100 HP and is cheaper than a Super Potion, which only restores 50 points.
The building's two back doors lead to the steamy hot springs. Take a dip if you wish, and use the Dowsing Machine to find a hidden Ice Heal behind the door on the right. Afterward, use the PC to organize your party so that you are carrying no more than five Pokémon. Step outside and talk to the old woman near the sand baths, and she offers you a Pokémon Egg to take with you on your travels!
At the Herb Shop, a woman sells herbal medicines for Pokémon. These natural remedies are just as effective as their traditional counterparts and less expensive, but their bitter taste make them difficult for Pokémon to take, leaving them less friendly toward you. As Max Revives cannot be purchased anywhere, it may be useful to buy a few Revival Herbs to have in case of an emergency.
Be sure to talk to the old man near the counter, as well. Doing so gets you a Charcoal, which boosts the power of Fire-type moves by 20% when held.
Lavaridge Gym, 1F
Lavaridge Town Pokémon Gym Leader: Flannery
One with a fiery passion that burns!
Like the name suggests, the Lavaridge Gym specializes in Fire-type Pokémon. Grass-, Bug-, Ice-, and Steel-type Pokémon are most vulnerable to their scorching attacks, while Water, Ground, and Rock moves will give you the upper hand. Wingull and Pelipper are great Pokémon to bring to this Gym; not only are they Water types, but as Flying types they also have an advantage against Battle Girl Sadie's Meditite. The Psychic-typeRalts can also help wear down the occasional Koffing found here. The humid Gym features two floors; stepping on a wooden panel will cause you to fall to the basement, and doing the same there will send you back to the first floor atop a geyser.
Step on the first trapdoor to fall through, then step on the panel to the right to return to 1F. Fight Kindler Cole and drop through the next trapdoor. Go west to battle Ninja Boy Hiromichi and take the far-left geyser. Head north past Kindler Axle and Battle Girl Sadie and drop through the northern-most trapdoor to B1F. Pass by the concealed Ninja Boy Shoji and ride the far-right geyser. Drop through the trapdoor south of Ace Trainer Zane. Battle Kindler Andy, then take the last geyser up to meet the Gym Leader.
Flannery has only recently begun serving as Gym Leader, and is intent on proving her worth. Given the chance, her Pokémon can unleash powerful moves that can reduce a challenger's party to cinders. Sunny Day gives a 50% power boost to all Fire attacks, which makes her Pokémon's strongest move, Overheat, even more devastating. Its only drawback is that it harshly lowers the user's Special Attack after each use, but once is usually enough! In addition, the harsh sunlight temporarily cuts the power of Water attacks in half.
After the battle, Flannery awards you the Heat Badge, which ensures obedience of all Pokémon up to level 50 and enables the use of Strength in the field. She also hands out TM50 (Overheat) as a prize. Hop down the ledges in front of Flannery to quickly return to the entrance. Outside, May/Brendan is shocked that you managed to defeat Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS on your own at Mt. Chimney. She/He hands you the Go-Goggles, which allow you to explore the desert of Route 111 in spite of the raging sandstorm. Seeing your shiny new Badge, your friend concludes that your next stop is the Gym in Petalburg City. She/He happens to be headed to the same place, and invites you to travel with her/him. If you decline, you will have a chance to do some optional things before continuing on, and your friend will wait here patiently for a while if you change your mind.