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.
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.
Mauville City Pokémon Gym Leader: Wattson
The cheerfully electrifying man!
The Mauville Gym specializes in Electric-type Pokémon. While Pokémon of this type are only vulnerable to Ground-type attacks, the secondary types of the 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 northwest switch.
Wattson leads with his Magnemite, an Electric/Steel Pokémon. Due to its type combination, it is especially vulnerable to Ground moves. It can use Thunder Wave to paralyze the target, cutting its Speed and restricting its movement, and can further antagonize its target with Supersonic. Though his Voltorb's Attack is low, if left unchecked its Rollout move—a Rock attack—increases in power and can pose a danger to Fire Pokémon like Combusken. His third Pokémon, Magneton, likes to start with Supersonic to confuse its foe. All of his Pokémon know SonicBoom, a weak move but one that is guaranteed to deal 20 points of damage if it hits.
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 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.
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.
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)!
Lost His Glasses
Take the tunnel's middle exit to reach a previously-unreachable part of Route 116. The Bug Maniac here has lost his glasses, so dig out your Itemfinder and use it to track down a pair of BlackGlasses. These aren't the glasses he lost though, so you get to keep them. Before moving on, be sure to grab the HP Up on the ridge.
The Researcher's Reward
Continue through Rusturf Tunnel to its western exit to return to Route 116. A Devon researcher can be found just outside the tunnel. It's the same researcher that you've helped before, and as thanks for delivering the Devon Goods to Captain Stern, he wishes to reward you with a Repeat Ball. After receiving this one, you can buy Repeat Balls and Timer Balls in Rustboro City.