Pokemon Wish Walkthrough

Hello hello, how’s it going? My name is Allen and I welcome you to my Pokemon Wish walkthrough guide!

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Although it’s only available as a demo for the time being, there’s still enough packed into it to give you a sampling of how good this game could get.

Fingers crossed for the full version to be out some time this year, eh? Let’s get started.

Pokemon Wish Walkthrough 1.02 (30 August 2023 Demo)

Pokemon wish walkthrough

The game begins like any Pokemon game that is worth its salt, with the Professor introduction. We meet Professor Allen Aspen who is the local scientist in your hometown of Sapphire Village. Doesn’t sound like a fun place to be at if Aspen is right, calling it a “dead-end hole”.

Also it seems like he doesn’t care much about his job, so we are definitely in good hands with this guy haha. You get to choose your playable character between Cole the buff dude and Egypt the slightly less buff but cute girl.

Afterwards Aspen tells you to meet him at his lab tomorrow, he’s got something for you (and somehow your Mom is involved). Huh, interesting…?

You find yourself in an unknown place that has a fog rolling through it. Looks like the interior of a cave that has water. Proceed north to find a mysterious figure standing by an opening between two waterfalls.

The figure says it needs your help and then vanishes. A VERY familiar looking figure. You decide that this could be just a weird dream and remember that you have to meet Prof. Aspen the next day, so how do you wake up? Pinching yourself doesn’t work, so carry on through the opening…

…and you wake up in your room. Check the ever-handy PC for a Potion and head for the stairs, where you’ll meet big brother Alex. He reminds you about going to the lab and receiving a Starter Pokemon.

Because he was so eager to get his, Alex went ahead and ended up breaking one of the machines at the lab! Prof. Aspen was not too pleased and kicked Alex out, so now he hopes that you can get another Starter for him. You don’t respond (surprise, surprise) and Alex decides that he’ll get himself a Pokemon somehow and leaves.

Downstairs you’ll find Mom, who knows all too well about Alex and his tendency to get into trouble. She urges you to hurry on to the lab and then calls you a pendejo. Good old lovable mama, eh?

**NOTE: Because of a technical issue it is not possible to deposit any items into the PC’s Item Storage. Leon told me about this and revealed that the Bag’s capacity has been expanded enough to make PC Item Storage unnecessary.

Sapphire Village
Sapphire village

Sapphire Village

Guided by the Sapphire River

**HMs Needed: Surf.

Places of Interest
Player’s House
Prof. Aspen’s House
Aspen Pokemon Research Lab
Myers’s House

Pokemon Found
(HONEY TREE)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 20%)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 5, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Marill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 10-15, Rate 60%)
Surskit [Bug/Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 30%) {Honey 5%}
Azumarill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 20-35, Rate 10%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 20, Rate 20%)
Goldeen [Water] (Level 20, Rate 20%) {Mystic Water 5%}
(SUPER ROD)
Poliwhirl [Water] (Level 35, Rate 45%) {King’s Rock 5%}
Seaking [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
Slowpoke [Water/Psychic] (Level 35, Rate 15%) {Lagging Tail 5%}

Welcome to Sapphire Village, your humble hometown located in a region known as Acromia. Rather exotic sounding, nice. Like with many humble hometowns, there’s not much going on here. You can visit the neighbours up north, Nina and Amber Myers, and see a tiny bit of Route 24 further north (we can’t explore the rest yet because there’s a Trainer battle in progress, in the middle of the road). The old man standing by the north exit mentions a local traditional event called the Sapphire River Festival and wonders if you enjoyed the most recent edition. I wonder what it’s all about. If you try to leave town via the south exit you will be stopped by either Egypt or Cole, depending on which playable character you selected. Egypt/Cole, who are your twin, are just there to remind you about meeting Aspen, who joins you right afterwards and is a little upset because he has been looking for you. That’s funny because the man isn’t at the lab or anywhere until this moment haha, sigh.

Aspen Pokemon Research Lab

After leading you here, Aspen lets you check the Poke Balls that are on the table. The first one is for Snivy but it turns out to be empty (what the…?), the second one is for Scorbunny…which Aspen gave away too (sensing a pattern here…) and then the last one is for Totodile. Take a good guess what happened to that one. There have been some crazy Professors over the years (Professor Stump from Pokemon Clover, anyone?) but Aspen might very well be another name to add to that not-so-illustrious list. Not only has he already given away the Starters (which Mom forced him to breed for you) but his solution to this problem involves you travelling south to another settlement called Gira Village to pick up a shipment for him, allowing him some time to get new Pokemon for you. Hilarious. One of the Lab Aides, Jonathan, appears and points out how dangerous it is to travel without a Pokemon…so his solution is to spray Repel on you. This just gets better and better haha. You’re given the Running Shoes too and Aspen instructs you to go to the Giva Village Mart and ask for someone named Mack. Jonathan gives you an Order Form that you have to show at the Mart, assuming you’re not picked up by the police before that. Exit the lab and carry on south to Route 1. You can toggle Auto-Run on and off by pressing the L button.

Route 1 (North)
Route 1 (north)

Route 1 (North)

Sapphire Path

**HMs Needed: Cut, Surf.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 2-4, Rate 25% DAY/5% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 2-4, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Taillow [Normal/Flying] (Levels 2-4, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Charti Berry 5%}
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 2-4, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Levels 2-4, Rate 30%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Levels 2-4, Rate 15%)
Azurill [Normal/Fairy] (Levels 2-4, Rate 10%)
(HONEY TREE)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 20%)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 5, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Marill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 10-15, Rate 60%)
Surskit [Bug/Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 30%) {Honey 5%}
Azumarill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 20-35, Rate 10%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Goldeen [Water] (Level 20, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
(SUPER ROD)
Poliwhirl [Water] (Level 35, Rate 45%) {King’s Rock 5%}
Seaking [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
Slowpoke [Water/Psychic] (Level 35, Rate 15%) {Lagging Tail 5%}

Here we find a farm that belongs to the Palmer family. Old Man Arnold is outside, he warns you to be careful as you head further south to James Woods because there are some troublemakers over there. Noted. How bad could they be? Mrs. Palmer is in the farmhouse, speak to her and she’ll sell you some homegrown Berries:

Oran Berry P100
Cheri Berry P150
Pecha Berry P150

To the right of the farmhouse is a Honey Tree and then a perculiar spot that is covered by some plant overgrowth. Make a note of this, we’ll come back to check it out later.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 cut route 1 north

Across the bridge to the south is a Youngster who is trying to catch a Pokemon, if he suceeds he hopes to leave the farm. There’s a TM item ball on the south end of the pool behind the Youngster, we’ll come back for it when you can Surf. Carry on into the Gate and find a couple of people who are also not very happy about whatever is going on in the woods.

James Woods
James woods

James Woods

**HMs Needed: Cut, Rock Climb.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Budew [Grass/Poison] (Levels 3-5, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Poison Barb 5%}
Taillow [Normal/Flying] (Levels 3-5, Rate 15% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Charti Berry 5%}
Seedot [Grass] (Levels 3-5, Rate 10% DAY/25% NIGHT) {Power Herb 5%}
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 3-5, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Levels 3-5, Rate 25%)
Wooper [Water/Ground] (Levels 3-5, Rate 10%)
Surskit [Bug/Water] (Levels 3-5, Rate 10%) {Honey 5%}
Rookidee [Flying] (Levels 3-5, Rate 10%)
(HONEY TREE)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 10, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 20%)
Vivillon [Bug/Flying] (Level 15, Rate 10%)
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Dottler [Bug/Psychic] (Level 15, Rate 10%) {Psychic Seed 5%}

**NOTE: Catch a spare Budew, someone will want to trade their Bounsweet for one soon.

James Woods, eh? Genius name. As soon as you arrive you’ll see a trio of Trainers about to catch a wild Buneary. The leader of this little squad is named Austin and his attempt to catch the Pokemon fails, resulting in Buneary fleeing after avoiding the Poke Ball. The Trainers notice you and aren’t too pleased to see you. They warn that you didn’t witness what happened. Austin spots Buneary running away and soon afterwards the trio are in pursuit, leaving behind the Poke Ball that Austin threw. You pick it up and add it to the Key Items pocket.

In the grass where the trio was standing just a few moments ago is a patch of flowers, check that spot for a hidden Antidote.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 james woods antidote

You can’t explore the northwest part of the forest yet because the Youngster from the trio won’t let you pass. It’s the same deal with the south side because the Bug Catcher is blocking that area.

Austin though is in the southeast section and has found Buneary, which turns out to be a Shiny Buneary. She runs off from there when you show up and now the northwest side can be accessed. Head there and in the western grass you’ll find a second Antidote and a patch of flowers with a hidden Potion in them.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 james woods potion

Continue down in the grass until you see a Honey Tree between two regular trees, to the right of those 3 trees is another spot covered by plant overgrowth.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 cut james woods

Cross the log bridge over James River going south and meet up with the trio again as Austin fails to catch Buneary a second time. He won’t give up yet and tells his friends that they should split up and resume the chase. Yeah, the struggle is real eh?

From the bridge go into the grass on the left and check the patch of flowers near a Honey Tree for a hidden Repel, then you’ll find a Potion on the bottom left from that spot.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 james woods repel

To the right from the bridge is an interesting signpost that has a notice warning about the river’s fast current, a notice sponsored by Shining Star Labs. Hmm, what kind of group could that be? There are two flower patches in the grass on the right from the signpost, check the bottom flower patch for a hidden Parlyz Heal.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 james woods parlyz heal

Out of the grass and reach the upper right side to find Buneary before the trio arrives. Buneary doesn’t remain cornered for long, she enters the Poke Ball that you picked up earlier and Austin is not happy about that because he was planning to add the Pokemon to his collection. Now he has to deal with you. The very first Trainer battle in the game, here we go.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 pokemon trainer austin 01

Trainer Battle
Pokemon Trainer Austin
Lv3 Riolu [Fighting] {Steadfast/Inner Focus}
Moves: Quick Attack, —, —, —

Lv5 Phantump [Ghost/Grass] {Natural Cure}
Moves: Tackle, Astonish, —, —
Prize: P100

Battle Notes
Have a look at Buneary’s neat stats. Although she only knows Pound for now, she has the Scrappy Ability. Also comes with her own custom base moves and can evolve into Lopunny at Level 30 if her Friendship hasn’t maxed out before then.

Austin’s loss surprises the other two Trainers because he hadn’t lost a battle until now. He shouts at them for not stepping in to help him gang up on you and this is enough for the two Trainers to stop putting up with him, they leave Austin behind. He says you can keep Buneary, no longer interested in it, because he’ll aim for all the rarest Pokemon that this region has to offer instead. Well, I guess this is the start of a beautiful rivalry. After Austin is gone, Buneary decides to stay with you and just in time too because the Repel on you finally loses its effect. Interesting way to get yourself a Starter, no need to wait for whatever Pokemon Prof. Aspen might find haha. Continue south into the Gate and out of the forest.

Route 1 (South)
Route 1 (south)

Route 1 (South)

Sapphire Path

**HMs Needed: Surf.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 2-4, Rate 25% DAY/5% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 2-4, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 2-4, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT)
Rookidee [Flying] (Levels 2-4, Rate 15% DAY/10% NIGHT)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Levels 2-4, Rate 20%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Levels 2-4, Rate 10%)
Azurill [Normal/Fairy] (Levels 2-4, Rate 10%)
(HONEY TREE)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 20%)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 5, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Marill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 10-15, Rate 60%)
Surskit [Bug/Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 30%) {Honey 5%}
Azumarill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 20-35, Rate 10%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
*Goldeen [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Goldeen [Water] (Level 20, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
(SUPER ROD)
Poliwhirl [Water] (Level 35, Rate 45%) {King’s Rock 5%}
Seaking [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
Slowpoke [Water/Psychic] (Level 35, Rate 15%) {Lagging Tail 5%}

**NOTE: The documentation lists Goldeen but Poliwag is what you’ll find.

This section of the route is not as eventful as the north side but we’ll be back when you have HM Surf. Just before reaching the south end of the road you’ll meet Carol.

Lass Carol
Lv4 Rattata [Normal]
Lv4 Pichu [Electric]
Prize: P64

Gira Village
Gira village

Gira Village

The Gateway to the Sea

**HMs Needed: Surf.

Places of Interest
Pokemon Center
Gira Village Mart
Gira Beach
Gira Harbor

Pokemon Found
(HONEY TREE)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 20%)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 5, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Marill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 10-15, Rate 60%)
Psyduck [Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 30%)
Golduck [Water] (Levels 20-35, Rate 5%)
Azumarill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 33-35, Rate 5%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Goldeen [Water] (Level 20, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
(SUPER ROD)
Poliwhirl [Water] (Level 35, Rate 45%) {King’s Rock 5%}
Seaking [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
Slowpoke [Water/Psychic] (Level 35, Rate 15%) {Lagging Tail 5%}

Here we are at last. Just like your hometown, there’s not much going on here but if you speak to some of the locals you’ll learn about a wealthy man who lives in the house across the south pond. He’s searching for something but nobody knows that is exactly. For now we’ll just make a note of this.

At the Pokemon Center you’ll find the Name Rater and the Move Tutor/Deleter. No mushrooms or Heart Scales needed for the Move services, nice.

Head for the Mart and meet Mack. He’ll see the Order Form and tell you that those kind of goods aren’t sold there anymore…but then he cautions you to avoid the docks that are on Route 29 (to the east from the village) because some shady goods are being brought in and sold there. How convenient of him to tell you this, since there’s a policeman in the Mart too haha. Exit the Mart and let’s cover the beach first before checking out what’s really going on at the docks.

Route 29 (West)
Route 29 (west)

Route 29 (West)

Gira Beach

**HMs Needed: Surf.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 3-5, Rate 25% DAY/0% NIGHT)
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 3-5, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Wingull [Water/Flying] (Levels 3-5, Rate 25%) {Pretty Wing 50%}
Lotad [Water/Grass] (Levels 3-5, Rate 15%) {Mental Herb 5%}
Rookidee [Flying] (Levels 3-5, Rate 15%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Levels 3-5, Rate 10%)
Shellos-East [Water] (Levels 3-5, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Wingull [Water/Flying] (Levels 10-24, Rate 60%) {Pretty Wing 50%}
Tentacool [Water/Poison] (Levels 10-29, Rate 30%) {Poison Barb 5%}
Pelipper [Water/Flying] (Levels 25-35, Rate 5%) {Pretty Wing 50%/Lucky Egg 5%}
Tentacruel [Water/Poison] (Levels 30-35, Rate 5%) {Poison Barb 5%}
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Krabby [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Krabby [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Wailmer [Water] (Level 20, Rate 40%)
(SUPER ROD)
Staryu [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Stardust 50%/Star Piece 5%}
Alomomola [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%)
Kingler [Water] (Level 35, Rate 15%)
Gyarados [Water/Flying] (Level 35, Rate 5%)

The first person that you’ll see out here is an old man lying on the sand (?!), but no worries, he’s alive and just comes here to relax (phew). The second person is Burt.

Kindler Burt
Lv5 Slugma [Fire]
Lv5 Surskit [Bug/Water]
Prize: P160

There’s a rock near Burt, check it for a hidden Pearl.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 29 west pearl

A rocky island is just off the coast, we’ll come back for it later. Leave the beach and carry on east along the upper side to the docks. The Sailor that you meet just before arriving at the docks is selling Berries:

Oran Berry P100
Cheri Berry P150
Chesto Berry P150
Pecha Berry P150
Rawst Berry P150
Aspear Berry P150
Persim Berry P150

Once you’re on the pier, the next Sailor you meet is selling Incense, each costing P3000:

Sea Incense
Lax Incense
Luck Incense
Full Incense
Odd Incense
Pure Incense
Rock Incense
Rose Incense
Wave Incense

Sailor number 3 is near the first ship, that’s Dean and he’s probably had one too many.

Sailor Dean
Lv4 Machop [Fighting]
Lv5 Wingull [Water/Flying]
Prize: P160

Sailor number 4 sells Apricorns, P200 each:

Black Apricorn
Blue Apricorn
Green Apricorn
Pink Apricorn
Red Apricorn
White Apricorn
Yellow Apricorn

Then there’s the Captain standing by the second ship. He heard from Mack about you and hands over the mysterious package that Aspen wants (it’s so mysterious the game just labels it as Aspen’s ???? haha). On the way back home, you’ll discover that James Woods has some new faces in it now. To the left of the south Gate is Ken and to the upper right of it is Teddy, they were in Austin’s crew before.

Youngster Ken
Lv6 Poochyena [Dark]
Lv4 Rattata [Normal]
Prize: P64

Bug Catcher Teddy
Lv7 Grubbin [Bug]
Prize: P84

There’s an X Attack in the area where you battled Austin and if you continue north from Ken you’ll meet Dana.

Lass Dana
Lv4 Nidoran(F) [Poison]
Lv4 Azurill [Normal/Fairy]
Prize: P64

On the north side of the forest, go to the right after crossing the bridge to find Ian and a little further to the right from him there’s a Poke Ball.

Youngster Ian
Lv6 Yungoos [Normal]
Prize: P96

Ryan is over on the left after crossing the bridge and then Niel is near the north Gate.

Bug Catcher Ryan
Lv3 Blipbug [Bug]
Lv4 Grubbin [Bug]
Lv3 Blipbug [Bug]
Prize: P36

Bug Catcher Niel
Lv5 Scatterbug [Bug]
Lv5 Scatterbug [Bug]
Prize: P60

Back in Sapphire Village, deliver the package…which turns out to be full of alcohol fushiface palm I guess we shouldn’t be surprised. Aspen then tells you that he managed to get more Pokemon but he can’t access them for some reason. Egypt/Cole arrive and admire Buneary, thinking that’s the Starter you got from Aspen. He reveals that there are viruses in his computer and as a result he can’t withdraw the Pokemon from there. How viruses got in there is anyone’s guess haha. Egypt/Cole offer to help Aspen and right after, they notice the two Pokedexes on the table next to the computer and ask him about them. This reminds Aspen to explain that the Professor’s Council intends to remove his tenure…because he hasn’t been contributing enough research. So it’s up to you and big brother Alex to bail him out by filling up the Acromia Dex. Lovely. Speaking of Alex, he was seen leaving the village earlier by Egypt/Cole but he may not have gone too far yet. Aspen gives you the two Pokedexes, the other one being for Alex, and he promises to have a Starter delivered to you at some point. Lab Aide Jonathan gives you 10 Poke Balls and now, finally, you’re all set for the journey of a Trainer. Aspen also mentions that you can get your Pokedex rated by the Council at every PC in a Pokemon Center.

Before getting back on the road, make a note of Amber Myers at the Myers’s residence – she can rate the Friendship of your Pokemon. Also the southern portion of Route 24 is open now, so head north and you can have a quick look.

Route 24 (South)
Route 24 (south)

Route 24 (South)

Sapphire River

**HMs Needed: Surf, Strength.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 2-4, Rate 25% DAY/5% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 2-4, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Taillow [Normal/Flying] (Levels 2-4, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Charti Berry 5%}
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 2-4, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT)
Blipbug [Bug] (Levels 2-4, Rate 15%)
Wingull [Water/Flying] (Levels 2-4, Rate 15%) {Pretty Wing 50%}
Surskit [Bug/Water] (Levels 2-4, Rate 15%) {Honey 5%}
Azurill [Normal/Fairy] (Levels 2-4, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Buizel [Water] (Levels 10-25, Rate 60%) {Wacan Berry 5%}
Psyduck [Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 35%)
Floatzel [Water] (Levels 26-35, Rate 5%) {Wacan Berry 5%}
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Krabby [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Arrokuda [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Remoraid [Water] (Level 20, Rate 20%)
Corphish [Water] (Level 20, Rate 20%)
(SUPER ROD)
Crawdaunt [Water/Dark] (Level 35, Rate 40%)
Kingler [Water] (Level 35, Rate 15%)
Barraskewda [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%)
Octillery [Water] (Level 35, Rate 5%)

You’ll find a Potion in the grass and if you read the signboard on the left you’ll find out that further north is a place called Racosta City. Home of a major Gym perhaps? We’ll see eventually. For now you can catch some Pokemon here and then go back to Route 1. That Youngster who was hoping to catch a Pokemon and leave the area has got one now, so of course he wants to test it out against you.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 youngster arnie

Trainer Battle
Youngster Arnie
Lv7 Rattata [Normal] {Guts/Run Away} (Oran Berry)
Moves: Tackle, Tail Whip, Focus Energy, —
Prize: P112

If he keeps on training, who knows, maybe Arnie will follow in the footsteps of Johto’s resident legend Youngster Joey. He tells you that he saw Alex heading into James Woods and was looking quite pleased. What could he be pleased about?

Enter the forest and reach the bridge to find him standing on it. He heals a Pokemon with a Potion before he sees you. That Pokemon is a Riolu which he found here, probably abandoned by its previous Trainer, and now the two of them are best buds. You give Alex the second Pokedex and just when he’s about to leave to thank Prof. Aspen, a man in glasses arrives.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 lyon debut

He introduces himself as Lyon and asks if either you or Alex have seen a woman around here, in her late 20s, also wears glasses and has hair of a similar colour to Lyon’s. Neither you nor Alex have seen her, and Alex wonders if she could be Lyon’s sister. Disappointed, Lyon prepares to leave but before he goes off he warns you two to not stand for too long on the bridge because there’s a chance of falling off of it. Good advice. Afterwards Alex wants a battle so you can meet his new friend.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 pokemon trainer alex 01

Trainer Battle
Pokemon Trainer Alex
Lv9 Riolu [Fighting] {Prankster} (Oran Berry)
Moves: Quick Attack, Metal Claw, Endure, Foresight
Prize: P900

Battle Notes
Just like Buneary, Riolu is a special one that has custom moves and is stronger than the average Riolu. No wonder Alex was pleased, huh?

Alex enjoyed the battle so much that in his excitement he almost falls off the bridge! Luckily you are there to catch him before he goes over. Just a moment away from having a Trainer’s journey ending super prematurely tsk, tsk. After he hurries off to meet Aspen, continue on back to Gira Village and if you return to the Mart you can buy regular items from Mack now:

Poke Ball P300
Potion P300
Antidote P200
Parylz Heal P200

When you’re ready exit Gira via the western way and step out onto Route 2.

Route 2
Route 2

Route 2

Gira Pond

**HMs Needed: Cut, Surf.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 3-6, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 3-6, Rate 0% DAY/30% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Taillow [Normal/Flying] (Levels 3-6, Rate 15% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Charti Berry 5%}
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 3-6, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT)
Rookidee [Flying] (Levels 3-6, Rate 20% DAY/15% NIGHT)
Grubbin [Bug] (Levels 3-6, Rate 15%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Levels 3-6, Rate 10%)
Lotad [Water/Grass] (Levels 3-6, Rate 10%) {Mental Herb 5%}
(HONEY TREE)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 20%)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 5, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Marill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 10-15, Rate 60%)
Surskit [Bug/Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 30%)
Azumarill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 20-35, Rate 10%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Goldeen [Water] (Level 20, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
(SUPER ROD)
Poliwhirl [Water] (Level 35, Rate 45%) {King’s Rock 5%}
Seaking [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
Slowpoke [Water/Psychic] (Level 35, Rate 15%) {Lagging Tail 5%}

Inspired by the starter route in Johto Route 29, nice. As soon as you arrive you’ll see Gina and then there’s Mike a little further to the left.

Lass Gina
Lv6 Psyduck [Water]
Lv6 Budew [Grass/Poison]
Prize: P96

Camper Mike
Lv7 Ekans [Poison]
Prize: P140

Along the short path going to the center of the route you’ll meet Kate.

Picnicker Kate
Lv4 Bounsweet [Grass]
Lv4 Bonsly [Rock]
Lv4 Fletchling [Normal/Flying]
Prize: P80

Go to the northeast side to find Jack and then a Repel in the northeast corner.

Bug Catcher Jack
Lv5 Surskit [Bug/Water]
Lv5 Scatterbug [Bug]
Prize: P60

Doug is near the western exit.

Youngster Doug
Lv6 Rookidee [Flying]
Lv6 Grubbin [Bug]
Lv6 Yungoos [Normal]
Prize: P96

Just southeast from where he’s standing is a spot between trees that is covered in plant overgrowth.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 cut route 2

That’s all this route can offer for now so head for the west exit and reach our next major destination.

Ionia City
Ionia city

Ionia City

The Shining Light of Acromia

**HMs Needed: Surf.

Places of Interest
Pokemon Center
Ionia City Mart
Ionia City Gym
Acromia Freedom Society
Ionia General Hospital
Ionia Power Plant
Ionia Park
Zaph’s House

Ionia City Mart
Poke Ball P300
Potion P300
Antidote P200
Parylz Heal P200

Heal Ball P500
Magnet P3000
X Attack P500
X Defend P500
X Speed P500
X Accuracy P500
X Special Attack P500
Guard Spec. P500
Dire Hit P500

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 4-7, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 4-7, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Rookidee [Flying] (Levels 4-7, Rate 25%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Levels 4-7, Rate 15%)
Shinx [Electric] (Levels 4-7, Rate 15%)
Poochyena [Dark] (Levels 4-7, Rate 15%) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Vulpix [Fire] (Levels 4-7, Rate 10%) {Rawst Berry 50%/Charcoal 5%}
(HONEY TREE)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 20%)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 5, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Marill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 10-15, Rate 60%)
Psyduck [Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 30%)
Golduck [Water] (Levels 20-35, Rate 5%)
Azumarill [Water/Fairy] (Levels 33-35, Rate 5%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Goldeen [Water] (Level 20, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
(SUPER ROD)
Poliwhirl [Water] (Level 35, Rate 45%) {King’s Rock 5%}
Seaking [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
Slowpoke [Water/Psychic] (Level 35, Rate 15%) {Lagging Tail 5%}

**NOTE: Catch a spare Shinx for a future Tynamo trade.

We’ve arrived in the first city in the region. There should be plenty going on around here so let’s explore:

At the Park (southeast section of the city), you’ll find a hidden Poke Ball in the red flowers that are on the north side of the pond.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 ionia city poke ball

Zaph is the resident Gym Leader and an Electric-type specialist, you’ll find his house in the southwest section of the city. He isn’t home (probably away doing “Zaph stuff” if the psuedo-bodyguard outside his house is to be believed), but you’ll meet Zaph’s sister Maggie there. She’s just there making herself some tea, stuck at home while her brother is absent. On the table is a Cleanse Tag. Rather interesting that her overworld sprite is of a Channeler…

The Gate on the south side of the city leads to a desert that has tours through it, but according to the man blocking access to the Gate the tours have been cancelled until further notice. Hmm, that’s a shame.

The house near the west exit belongs to the Acromian Freedom Society. Before going in, you can speak to the man walking around near the house and learn about some unknown individuals that he saw near the Power Plant. Signs of trouble ahead. The AFS is a political party that seems to have good intentions, aiming for equality, higher wages and protections for workers. A member of theirs named Sophia has recently been elected and this may have given the party quite a boost in the government. Hmm, how will this play out? And who is this Sophia?

The west exit leads to Route 3, here’s what’s out there:

(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 4-7, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 4-7, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Fletchling [Normal/Flying] (Levels 4-7, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT)
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 4-7, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT)
Mankey [Fighting] (Levels 4-7, Rate 10% DAY/10% NIGHT) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Nidoran(both) [Poison] (Levels 4-7, Rate 15%)
Mareep [Electric] (Levels 4-7, Rate 10%)

When you arrive on the route follow the road until you can go north, then go that way to reach a grassy area. There’s a rock on the right side end of the grass, check it for a hidden Ether. We’ll cover this route properly later.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 3 ether

There is something going on at the Power Plant which is affecting supply to the Ionia General Hospital, so the place isn’t operating at full capacity at the moment and the staff isn’t taking in any new patients.

At the house next door to the Gym you’ll meet Annie, she’ll trade you Cherry the Bounsweet for a Budew. Cherry is holding a Cheri Berry, has the Sweet Veil Ability, an Adamant Nature and knows Splash, Rapid Spin and Play Nice.

A girl is standing outside the Gym, hoping for someone, most likely Zaph, to return…someone she apparently traveled a long way to see.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 katelyn debut

This girl is named Katelyn and she explains that Zaph has been called to the Power Plant because of the emergency that is happening there. It’s time to find out what’s up, so get ready and head north.

Ionia Power Plant (Outside)
Ionia power plant (outside)

Ionia Power Plant (Outside)

**HMs Needed: Surf, Waterfall.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 5-8, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 5-8, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Shinx [Electric] (Levels 5-8, Rate 25%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Levels 5-8, Rate 15%)
Poochyena [Dark] (Levels 5-8, Rate 15%) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Mareep [Electric] (Levels 5-8, Rate 15%)
Psyduck [Water] (Levels 5-8, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Buizel [Water] (Levels 10-25, Rate 60%) {Wacan Berry 5%}
Psyduck [Water] (Levels 10-15, Rate 30%)
Floatzel [Water] (Levels 26-35, Rate 5%) {Wacan Berry 5%}
Golduck [Water] (Levels 33-35, Rate 5%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Poliwag [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Goldeen [Water] (Level 20, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
(SUPER ROD)
Poliwhirl [Water] (Level 35, Rate 45%) {King’s Rock 5%}
Seaking [Water] (Level 35, Rate 40%) {Mystic Water 5%}
Slowpoke [Water/Psychic] (Level 35, Rate 15%) {Lagging Tail 5%}

In the grass on the left there’s Richard and in the grass on the right there’s Eda.

Rich Boy Richard
Lv8 Shinx [Electric]
Prize: P1600

Lass Eda
Lv7 Buizel [Water]
Lv7 Taillow [Normal/Flying]
Prize: P112

There seems to be a hostage situation going on according to the Worker near the housing building on the right. What the…? No wonder Zaph hasn’t returned yet, damn. In the first house on the right there’s a Super Potion on the table.

Two policemen are near a bridge leading to the Power Plant, you’ll find them discussing the situation and it turns out that one of the cops sent for help from the Gym almost an hour ago now and nobody has shown up…until you did. The shady people that are the cause of all this trouble are cultists that are pushing some kind of agenda revolving around the future (?). The policemen have arrested a number of them but there are more cultists than what the police have got, so they are desperate enough now to trust a random passerby like you with saving Zaph. One of the cultists is standing by the Power Plant entrance, you’ll go straight to him after hearing from the cops.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 black star cultist debut

Black Star Cultist
Lv8 Poochyena [Dark]
Lv8 Rattata [Normal]
Prize: P256

Black Star Cultist, eh? Interesting. I sense a Team Plasma vibe with this one. One of the cops shows up to read him his rights, but the Cultist won’t let his arrest keep him down because he has faith in someone or something called the Wishmaker as his protector and he believes that his fellow Cultists will carry on their cause in his absence. Afterwards, the other cop lets you know that he has called for reinforcements and he has secured everything outside, so you can go into the building and make your way to Zaph. Here we go.

Ionia Power Plant (Interior)
Ionia power plant (interior)

Ionia Power Plant (Interior)

When you arrive you’ll see a trio of Cultists coming towards you, hurrying for the exit, until they stop because they are cornered between you and what’s chasing them – Zaph and his Luxray!

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 zaph debut

Zaph is not impressed at all with the trio, who are only stronger in numbers. He sees you and after realising that you were sent by the police, he tells you go on and free the hostages while he deals with the Cultists…but just then, the man that the trio called for moments ago, Master Finn, arrives and declares that Zaph will be battling him instead.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 finn debut

He won’t bother revealing what the group’s plans are to Zaph, he just aims to distract him while Finn’s colleague does their work. As those two battle it out, head to the left to meet another fighting Cultist.

Black Star Cultist
Lv8 Sandile [Ground/Dark]
Lv8 Ekans [Poison]
Lv8 Pancham [Fighting]
Prize: P256

Carry on up to the doorway of the northwest room, Cultist #2 is standing there.

Black Star Cultist
Lv8 Poochyena [Dark]
Lv8 Zubat [Poison/Flying]
Prize: P256

A Paralyz Heal is in that room. Over on the eastern side is Cultist #3

Black Star Cultist
Lv8 Sandshrew [Ground]
Lv8 Rockruff [Rock]
Lv8 Rattata [Normal]
Prize: P256

At the end of the southeast corridor is a Great Ball. Continue towards the north room, Cultists #4 (top) and #5 (bottom) are a potential Double Battle that you can avoid. It’s from #4 that we learn who’s in charge of this power extraction operation which has been going on, a woman named Doctor Fiasendra.

Black Star Cultist
Lv9 Shroomish [Grass]
Lv10 Elekid [Electric]
Prize: P320

Black Star Cultist
Lv9 Zubat [Poison/Flying]
Lv10 Magby [Fire]
Prize: P320

You’ll have a chance to heal up and prepare afterwards then continue into the north room and see the not-so-good doctor rushing about to finish up the extraction…and the surprises keep rolling in because Fiasendra fits the description of the woman than Lyon was searching for earlier (!) well, well.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 dr. Fiasendra debut

4 Cultists are standing by her, she tells them to deal with you while she’s busy. The first one who steps forward to battle you is #4 again. After that fight, Fiasendra says the extraction is done and then it’s her turn to face you. She assures you that this group’s actions are meant to help people and secure a bright future for them, but at the same time she can’t allow you to be a problem for the group. One of the Cultists teams up with her and for a moment it looks like it’s going to be a 2 vs 1 battle, until Zaph shows up to even the odds.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 team up with zaph

High Cultist Battle
High Cultist Fiasendra & Black Star Cultist
((Super Potions x2))
Lv16 Vulpix [Fire] {Flash Fire} (Oran Berry)
Moves: Quick Attack, Fire Spin, Ember, Disable

Lv9 Spewpa [Bug] {Shed Skin}
Moves: Tackle, Stun Spore, String Shot, Protect

Lv16 Foongus [Grass/Poison] {Effect Spore} (Oran Berry)
Moves: Absorb, Stun Spore, Feint Attack, Bide

Lv11 Koffing [Poison] {Levitate/Neutralizing Gas}
Moves: Smokescreen, Assurance, Smog, Poison Gas

Lv19 Kadabra [Psychic] {Synchronize/Inner Focus} (Focus Band)
Moves: Psychic, Disable, Kinesis, Hypnosis

Lv9 Growlithe [Fire] {Intimidate/Flash Fire}
Moves: Ember, Howl, Odor Sleuth, Leer
Prize: P1112

Battle Notes
Zaph’s Luxray is a Lv32 beast that has either Rivalry or Intimidate as an Ability and knows Superpower, Thunder Wave, Spark and Bite.

Fiasendra says she understands why you and Zaph are so strong, but as far as Zaph is concerned she’s just babbling. Despite the loss, the operation has been successful and the group leaves without any harm done to the employees. Fiasendra isn’t worried about those group members who have been arrested because the group has connections. Yup, a classic case of showing up to battle the bad guys but coming out as the real loser because they still succeed in their mission.

Afterwards the Director of the Power Plant appears and is grateful for the rescue. He gives you a Soothe Bell as a reward. While the employees clean up, Zaph has a word with you and is aware that you are a Trainer who is just starting out, so he invites you to the Gym where he will accept your challenge. He claims to be the strongest Gym Leader in the region, strong enough to take on the Elite 4 and win (?!), but for you of course he will roll out a weaker team. League rules haha. Great, you’ve saved the Power Plant and restored regular suppy to the city. Return to the Gym and speak to Katelyn again. She is glad that you and Zaph took care of things but when she tried to talk to him he ignored her, so Katelyn hopes that battling you might turn his mood around…but before you can face Zaph, she would to like to battle you first as see how she measures up.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 pokemon trainer katelyn 01

Trainer Battle
Pokemon Trainer Katelyn
((Max Potion + Full Heal))
Lv11 Petilil [Grass] {Chlorophyll/Own Tempo} (Sitrus Berry)
Moves: Absorb, Leech Seed, Growth, Leafage

Lv11 Popplio [Water] {Torrent} (Sitrus Berry)
Moves: Water Gun, Pound, Growl, Baby-Doll Eyes

Lv12 Ralts [Psychic/Fairy] {Trace} (Sitrus Berry)
Moves: Confusion, Disarming Voice, Life Dew, Growl
Prize: P1200

Battle Notes
Another Trainer with a special Pokemon, this time it’s Ralts.

She still has a long way to go as a Trainer but Katelyn remains positive and is impressed by your strength, certain that you are indeed ready to battle Zaph. She gives you 3 Cheri Berries as a reward and off she goes. So in terms of first impressions, what do you think of Katelyn? I think she could be an interesting character, the potential is there, let’s see how she does as the story unfolds. For now though it is Gym time.

[g1] Ionia City Gym
[g1] ionia city gym

[g1] Ionia City Gym

Leader: Zaph – The Lightning Warrior

Tony is the Gym Guide here and he just reminds you about Ground-type Pokemon that you can find in James Woods (Wooper) if you need an edge against Zaph. There’s not much of a Gym puzzle here, just 2 electric barriers that are blocking the path to Zaph. Defeat the pair of Gym Trainers to remove the barriers.

Worker Pedro
Lv10 Shinx [Electric]
Lv10 Voltorb [Electric]
Prize: P400

Guitarist Parker
Lv10 Helioptile [Electric/Normal]
Lv10 Electrike [Electric]
Prize: P320

Zaph was starting to worry that you wouldn’t show up but here you are and you’ve gained the man’s respect for how you handled yourself back at the Power Plant. Now he’ll get to see just how good you are first hand.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 gym leader 1 zaph

Gym Battle
Gym Leader Zaph
((Potion + Full Heal))
Lv15 Magnemite [Electric/Steel] {Magnet Pull/Sturdy}
Moves: Charge Beam, Magnet Bomb, Thunder Wave, Sonic Boom

Lv15 Luxio [Electric] {Intimidate/Rivalry}
Moves: Charge Beam, Baby-Doll Eyes, Charge, Quick Attack

Lv16 Emolga [Electric/Flying] {Static} (Oran Berry)
Moves: Charge Beam, Nuzzle, Charge, Quick Attack
Prizes: P1600 + Current Badge + TM57 Charge Beam

First Badge is in the bag, nice. Thanks to it, Pokemon will obey you up to Level 30. Zaph encourages you to challenge other Gym Leaders and then come back because he will be ready for a rematch. On your way out, Tony says he will be following your progress through the Gyms after enjoying your battle against Zaph. He’ll be waiting for you in the next Gym which is located in Archae City.

Exit the Gym and see Katelyn return to find out how you did. After noticing that you’ve got a Badge, she figures maybe Zaph is in a better mood for a talk and is about to enter the Gym when a mysterious man walks up and confronts the two of you.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 missos debut

He’s dressed like those Black Star Cultists and not only is he aware of your actions at the Power Plant, but he identifies Katelyn as the heir to the Cullinan Fortune (??). This shocks Katelyn and the man says it’s his mission to get rid of her. He sends out a Dusknoir and before he can issue an order, he receives a call from Fiasendra and is asked if he has completed his mission yet. His name is Missos. Fiasendra tells him that he has been summoned by “Her Grace” back to their home base. Missos says he is about to take care of both you and Katelyn, which suprises Fiasendra because that’s not what his orders were. She tells him to leave you two alone, after all the Power Plant operation went smoothly despite your interference. Missos reluctantly obeys and after the call, Katelyn figures out who he is. Missos orders Dusknoir to act and this is when you step forward to fight, only for Missos to laugh at you for wanting to battle that much. Why is he so confident…?

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 high cultist missos 01

High Cultist Battle
High Cultist Missos
((Full Restores x3 + Mega Ring))
Lv60 Chandelure [Ghost/Fire] {Flash Fire/Flame Body} (Choice Scarf)
Moves: Fire Blast, Psychic, Shadow Ball, Energy Ball

Lv60 Drifblim [Ghost/Flying] {Aftermath/Unburden} (Sitrus Berry)
Moves: Will-O-Wisp, Hex, Calm Mind, Strength Sap

Lv60 Dragapult [Dragon/Ghost] {Clear Body/Infiltrator} (Choice Specs)
Moves: Dragon Pulse, Shadow Ball, Flamethrower, Thunderbolt

Lv60 Dusknoir [Ghost] {Pressure} (Leftovers)
Moves: Shadow Sneak, Pain Split, Ice Punch, Earthquake

Lv62 Mega Sableye [Dark/Ghost] {Keen Eye/Stall then Magic Bounce as Mega} (Sablenite)
Moves: Will-O-Wisp, Snarl, Recover, Fake Out

Battle Notes
Ah, so THAT’S why he’s so confident. As you might imagine, this is a battle that you are meant to lose. Even if you win by means of cheats or otherwise, the story will still play out as normal but with Missos reacting with anger at his loss.

Katelyn tells you to run, but Dusknoir reaches her first and sends Katelyn away (?!) before getting to you too…

Wow, what the heck just happened? You’ll appear on a rocky platform in a dark place that has fog. There’s someone at the top of the platform, it’s Mom…or is it? This “Mom” seems happy about you and Alex being away from home, meaning that she has the house to herself and doesn’t have to do any work. After you realise that isn’t Mom, you’ll move on to another platform where “Alex” is standing. He rubs the big loss to Missos in your face and makes it the reason why Mom favoured Alex more than you. From there you’ll move on to a platform occupied by “Prof. Aspen”, as if things aren’t bad enough, and he says he sent you and Alex away just so he can hook up with Mom. Lovely. After Aspen you meet “Zaph” and he couldn’t be more unimpressed by you even if he tried haha. Then at last you reach Katelyn near an opening and she’s dealing with a shadow version of her mother. Once that’s done she sees you and after confirming that you are real, she becomes angry with you and blames you for this mess. A moment later she calms down and apologises, she doesn’t want to treat you like how her father treats their servants. She wonders if the cave opening might be a way out of this place and suggests that you two leave before more shadows appear.

Follow after Katelyn and you’ll next appear at the base of a sandy slope. Climb to the top to find Katelyn with another person, a purple-haired woman who is as real as the two of you.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 realm of dreams debut 1

She says she is an emissary that has been sent to test you and Katelyn, if you pass then she will free you from this place a.k.a the Realm of Dreams. Fail the test and you’ll be stuck here forever. The test consists of 3 questions, the first one is about if you love Pokemon. The second one is about destiny, which Katelyn believes in but you don’t, and the last question is about why you are travelling on this journey. You wanted to go out like a regular Trainer while Katelyn uses this moment to properly introduce herself as Katelyn Cullinan, heir to the Cullinan Estate. She reveals that a prophecy has been in her family for centuries and as a result, Katelyn has been noticing many signs in the world. But her family won’t believe her and that led to Katelyn running away from home, with the hope of finding some help. Zaph was the person she approached when she got to Ionia City and she believes that with his help she can save the world. Huh, and we were talking about first impressions not too long ago 😀 who would’ve thought. The woman says you’ve passed the test but Katelyn will be staying here for a bit because there are things that the two women have to discuss, since the prophecy has to do with the woman’s friend. Katelyn understands but you don’t and before you can protest, you return to the physical world…

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 doctor after waking up

You wake up in bed in a big room. Next to the bed is another one which is occupied by Katelyn who isn’t awake yet. The other people in the room are Nurses and Doctors, which confirms that you are at the General Hospital. If you head for the staircase on the right, one of the Doctors will stop you and explains that Lyon found you and Katelyn passed out behind the Gym, with some minor injuries too. Lyon shows up and sees that you’re awake despite the fact when you and Katelyn were found, both of you were unresponsive. Katelyn wakes up soon after and she recognises Lyon as Lyon Dias the owner of Shining Star Labs (!) wow.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 lyon dias reveal

Even Lyon is surprised that someone knows who he is. Katelyn says it’s because her family invests a lot in SSL, especially Mr Cullinan. When Lyon asks what happened to you two, Katelyn brings him up to speed about the attack by Missos, a member of the Black Star Cult, and how you two were sent to another world. Because Missos is aware of why Katelyn came to Ionia City, she hopes that you and Lyon will help Katelyn with her mission. You and Lyon agree to help, although Lyon is still trying to figure all of this out, and then Katelyn suggests that the 3 of you should discuss this further in private at the Acromia Grand Hotel in Acromia City. Katelyn says you should bring Alex along too. Lyon admits that this business about the cultists, nightmare realms and the end of the world is certainly far-out but he has a feeling that Katelyn is worth trusting. In order for the 3 of you to stay in touch, Lyon recommends a device that Shining Star Labs invented called the Pokecomm.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 pokecomm getto

Both you and Katelyn receive one, which looks to be this region’s Pokegear or PokeNav. Because the playable character is the typical Pokemon playable character who is generally mute, Lyon points out that you can’t make phone calls with the device…but people can certainly call you 🙂 After Katelyn leaves to speak with Zaph, Lyon gives you a Pokecomm for Alex too and he heads out to attend a meeting.

On the next floor you’ll see 3 doorways, enter the one on the right and you’ll find someone resting. This is Derryl the Mashuria City Gym Leader, he has been here for some weeks to get a new heart valve and now he’s good to go.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 derryl debut

Hmm, we’ll have to wait until a future update of this game so we can visit him. Exit the hospital and you can stop by the Mart to check out the new items that are on sale now that you’ve got 1 Gym Badge:

Super Potion P600
Awakening P200
Burn Heal P200
Ice Heal P200
Repel P350

If you head for the south Gate, which is no longer blocked now, you’ll be stopped by Egypt/Cole before reaching it.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 egypt stop in ionia city

They’ve finally fixed Prof. Aspen’s computer and purged it of whatever nasty viruses it had. Your Starter was extracted from Storage and is presented to you now – Snivy!

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 getto 01 snivy

SNIVY – The Grass Snake Pokemon
Level: 5
Type: Grass
Ability: Overgrow
Moves: Tackle, Leer,—,—

Egypt/Cole chose their Starter too, a Totodile and after they realise that you and Alex are going to be collecting Badges, they let you know that they saw Alex heading towards the Aegis Ruins. As for Egypt/Cole they have decided to stay at Aspen’s lab and help out, both with the research work and to get Aspen back to good health. Egypt/Cole’s dream is to become a Pokemon Professor so that important journey has to begin at the lab. All the best to Egypt/Cole, they have a lot of work to do. Before we head out to the desert let’s cover Route 3 and see where it leads.

Route 3
Route 3

Route 3

Canyon Entrance

**HMs Needed: Cut.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Yungoos [Normal] (Levels 4-7, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Pecha Berry 5%}
Rattata [Normal] (Levels 4-7, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT) {Chilan Berry 5%}
Fletchling [Normal/Flying] (Levels 4-7, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT)
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 4-7, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT)
Mankey [Fighting] (Levels 4-7, Rate 10% DAY/10% NIGHT) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Nidoran(both) [Poison] (Levels 4-7, Rate 15%)
Mareep [Electric] (Levels 4-7, Rate 10%)
(HONEY TREE)
Scatterbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 20%)
Combee [Bug/Flying] (Level 5, Rate 20%) {Honey 100%}
Mankey [Fighting] (Level 10, Rate 10%) {Payapa Berry 5%}
Spewpa [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Aipom [Normal] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Pineco [Bug] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Grubbin [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)
Blipbug [Bug] (Level 5, Rate 10%)

You’ll meet a Bug Catcher who is standing next to a Honey Tree, he is curious to find out what happens if Honey is slathered on it but the place where he can buy some is beyond the desert. Damn. The road splits into a north section and a south section before becoming one road again further west. Along the south section there’s Dan and a plant overgrown spot between trees.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 cut route 3

Youngster Dan
Lv6 Nidoran(M) [Poison]
Lv6 Mankey [Fighting]
Prize: P96

Greg is in the southwest grass area and Al is running back and forth nearby, trying to hatch some Eggs.

Bug Catcher Greg
Lv6 Scatterbug [Bug]
Lv6 Blipbug [Bug]
Prize: P72

Pokemon Breeder Al
Lv5 Togepi [Fairy]
Lv5 Chingling [Psychic]
Lv5 Happiny [Normal]
Prize: P140

Kim is along the north section of the road.

Lass Kim
Lv7 Hoothoot [Normal/Flying]
Lv7 Lotad [Water/Grass]
Prize: P112

Continue west after Al to see the twins Eli & Ana then Tori.

Twins Eli & Ana
Lv6 Lotad [Water/Grass]
Lv6 Seedot [Grass]
Prize: P144

Pokemon Breeder Tori
Lv5 Pichu [Electric]
Lv5 Cleffa [Fairy]
Lv5 Igglybuff [Normal/Fairy]
Prize: P140

There’s a Gate at the end of the road and according to the signboard near it, Magmoor City lies further west and Acromia Canyon is to the north. If you go into the Gate you’ll be stopped by the guard because there is some maintenance is going on. Hmm. Also if you look to left from the Gate desk you’ll notice a trio of Black Star Cultists standing in front of open doorway.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 3 gate block

Hmmmm, curiouser and curiouser. Check the Pokecomm Map: that blocked doorway leads to Route 19 and further west beyond the Gate is Route 6. So that’s Route 3 for now, head back to Ionia City and go south into the desert.

Route 4
Route 4

Route 4

Runalay Desert

**HMs Needed: Strength, Rock Smash, Rock Climb.

Pokemon Found
(SAND)
Sandshrew [Ground] (Levels 6-9, Rate 26%) {Grip Claw 5%}
Sandile [Ground/Dark] (Levels 6-9, Rate 20%) {Blackglasses 5%}
Helioptile [Electric/Normal] (Levels 6-9, Rate 19%)
Cacnea [Grass] (Levels 6-9, Rate 10%) {Sticky Barb 5%}

This is probably the first desert I’ve been in which doesn’t have a raging sandstorm going on haha, I can dig that 🙂

When you arrive here you’ll see a building on the left, that place belongs to the Runalay Tourism Bureau.

Runalay Tourism Bureau

A shopkeeper welcomes you as the 100th customer to grace this establishment (?) and your prize for this major achievement is a pair of Go-Goggles! Count yourself VERY lucky because the price for a pair in the shop is P1 million! The second shopkeeper sells refreshments:

Fresh Water P400
Soda Pop P500
Lemonade P700

Exit the shop and continue down the road to meet a tour guide.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 4 meet the tour guide

Had you tried to walk past him before visiting the shop he would’ve stopped you and not let you pass until you got the Go-Goggles. Now that you have them he is all set to lead you through the desert. He mentions that the tours are sponsored by the state in order to help people navigate the desert safely. Weather is unpredictable here too (darn it, so much for a sandstorm-free desert…). As the tour begins, you learn that Runalay Lake kept this place fertile in the past but the lake as since receded and now just provides enough water for Aegis Village. There are Scientists at the Aegis Ruins who are studying how the ancient Kanesga people lived here, uncovering proof that something must’ve happened to cause this place to become a desert.

You and the guide continue walking until he stops at a point where he wants to make sure the path is safe because there’s some construction going on. He goes ahead and a sudden explosion occurs (?!) leading to debris falling and killing the guide. You had tried to get his attention before he left but no luck, so now you must travel through the desert alone. Unbelievable. Head northwest, as soon as you set foot into the sand a sandstorm kicks up (it will disappear when you return to walking on the main road). You’ll meet Ross along the upper west slope.

Camper Ross
Lv8 Azurill [Normal/Fairy]
Lv8 Poliwag [Water]
Lv8 Buizel [Water]
Lv8 Wooper [Water/Ground]
Prize: P160

Go down along the slope to find Nik and Ami.

Crush Kin Nik & Ami
Lv11 Machop [Fighting]
Lv11 Mankey [Fighting]
Prize: P528

Past them is the first of two bridges, cross it and notice the Strength and Rock Smash puzzle below it. That might have been the debris which fell on the unfortunate tour guide. After crossing the bridge you’ll see Reynaldo and his EXPLOSIVE team. Wait a minute, explosive team…oh.

Worker Reynaldo
Lv10 Geodude [Rock/Ground]
Lv10 Voltorb [Electric]
Lv10 Pineco [Bug]
Prize: P400

Could this guy be responsible? Because he is a tad suspicious…and that team ain’t going to save him. Cross the next bridge, you’ll reach a house that’s occupied by two other tour guides, pass it and continue down to meet Alfred.

Hiker Alfred
Lv11 Geodude [Rock/Ground]
Lv11 Rolycoly [Rock]
Prize: P396

A little further down you’ll climb onto a hill where there’s an Awakening on the right then one more bridge that has been built over a reservoir, Heidi is on it.

Picnicker Heidi
Lv13 Cacnea [Grass]
Prize: P260

Aegis Village
Aegis village

Aegis Village

The Legacy of our Forefathers

Places of Interest
Pokemon Center
Aegis Village Mart
Aegis Tourism Bureau
Uncle Al’s Shop

Aegis Village Mart
Poke Ball P300
Potion P300
Super Potion P600
Antidote P200
Parylz Heal P200
Awakening P200
Burn Heal P200
Ice Heal P200
Repel P350

Nest Ball P1000
Soft Sand P3000
X Attack P500
X Defend P500
X Speed P500
X Accuracy P500
X Special Attack P500
Guard Spec. P500
Dire Hit P500

Thank goodness you’re not a tourist because judging by the reception you get from the first villager, tourists aren’t exactly a pleasant sight to see here. After chatting to some of the other villagers you learn why – the tourism is ruining the water supply.

Uncle Al’s All Natura Health & Berry Shop

The shop is just on the left from the village’s north entrance.

Honey P500
Berry Juice P150
Oran Berry P100
Cherry Berry P150
Chesto Berry P150
Pecha Berry P150
Rawst Berry P150
Persim Berry P150

Energy Powder P400
Energy Root P1200
Heal Powder P500
Revival Herb P3000
White Herb P4000
Mental Herb P4000

If you have P500 to spare and like to fish, head over to the Pokemon Center and speak to the balding man near the bookshelf. He has an Old Rod that he wants to get rid of, among some other old wares.

**NOTE: You can register multiple Key Items in this game. If you use the Old Rod while it is registered together with other Key Items, when you press SELECT a menu window appears which lists the vending machine drinks as “items” you can choose to use. I’m guessing this is for easy navigation since when you register multiple Key Items the SEL tag isn’t numbered to show the order of items as they are registered. When you’ve registered 2 Key Items, the menu window lists Fresh Water and the Quit option. Fresh Water is for registered Key Item #1 and Quit is for registered Key Item #2. To close the window just press B.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 key item sel x2 items

When you’ve registered 3 Key Items, the window will show Soda Pop instead of Fresh Water, but the selections will be the same as before (Soda Pop for #1, Quit for #2).

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 key item sel x3 items

When you’ve registered 4 Key Items, you’ll see Fresh Water and Soda Pop now. Fresh Water for #1, Soda Pop for #2 and Quit for #3.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 key item sel x4 items

With 5 Key Items registered you’ll see Lemonade this time but same selections as 3 Key Items registered.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 key item sel x5 items

And with 6 Key Items registered you’ll see Fresh Water and Lemonade, same deal as 4 Key Items registered.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 key item sel x6 items

There’s a Poke Doll on the table in the house near the southwest exit of the village. That exit leads to Route 5 but there are a couple of tourists and a guide out there blocking the road so go southeast and let’s see the Aegis Ruins.

Aegis Ruins
Aegis ruins

Aegis Ruins

**HMs Needed: Surf, Rock Climb.

-Outside Area-

Right next to the entrance is a scalable rock wall that has a TM ball at the top, noted for later of course.

Aegis ruins cave

-Cave Area-

Pokemon Found
Geodude [Rock/Ground] (Levels 6-9, Rate 25%) {Everstone 5%}
Zubat [Poison/Flying] (Levels 6-9, Rate 25%)
Whismur [Normal] (Levels 6-9, Rate 15%) {Chesto Berry 5%}
Drilbur [Ground] (Levels 6-9, Rate 14%)
Bronzor [Steel/Psychic] (Levels 6-9, Rate 11%) {Metal Coat 5%}
Baltoy [Ground/Psychic] (Levels 6-9, Rate 10%) {Light Clay 5%}

Just wild Pokemon and Andy in here.

Ruin Maniac Andrew
Lv12 Geodude [Rock/Ground]
Lv12 Bronzor [Steel/Psychic]

Aegis ruins main 2

-Main Area-

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Natu [Psychic/Flying] (Levels 18-22, Rate 30%)
Bronzor [Steel/Psychic] (Levels 18-22, Rate 20%) {Metal Coat 5%}
Baltoy [Ground/Psychic] (Levels 18-22, Rate 15%) {Light Clay 5%}
Wooper [Water/Ground] (Levels 18-22, Rate 10%)
Quagsire [Water/Ground] (Levels 18-22, Rate 10%)
(SURF)
Wooper [Water/Ground] (Levels 10-15, Rate 60%)
Quagsire [Water/Ground] (Levels 20-35, Rate 40%)
(OLD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 10, Rate 70%)
Wooper [Water/Ground] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
(GOOD ROD)
Magikarp [Water] (Level 20, Rate 60%)
Wooper [Water/Ground] (Level 20, Rate 40%)
(SUPER ROD)
Quagsire [Water/Ground] (Level 35, Rate 100%)

When you arrive here you’ll see a rock next to the first chamber’s entrance on the left, there’s a hidden Everstone on that rock.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 aegis ruins main area everstone

According to the Scientist, those ancient Kanesga people lived here in the past but just faded away despite being a powerful group of people. What could have happened to them?

There are 8 chambers, labelled A to H, and only the first 6 are reachable for now until you have HM Surf:

Aegis ruins chamber a
Aegis ruins chamber b
Aegis ruins chamber c
Aegis ruins chamber d
Aegis ruins chamber e
Aegis ruins chamber f

You’ll find a Fast Ball in the middle of Chamber A, a Level Ball in Chamber B and Maya standing just outside that chamber.

Psychic Maya
Lv11 Abra [Psychic]
Lv11 Natu [Psychic/Flying]
Lv11 Solosis [Psychic]
Prize: P220

Northwest from there are Barney and Chambers C to E.

Ruin Maniac Barney
Lv14 Baltoy [Ground/Psychic]
Prize: P672

Chamber C contains a Love Ball, Chamber D a Heavy Ball and Chamber E has a Lure Ball. Standing by the north chamber’s entrance is Alex but don’t chat with him yet, head on into Chamber F and speak to the Ruin Maniac and the Scientist to learn some key information: fossils have been found by researchers around here and they can be revived at the lab in Archae City; around the same time when whatever changed the grassland into what’s now Runalay Desert happened, the Kanesga broke up into two groups – one group remained in this area while the other group went north and would form the Acromia Kingdom. The Aegis villagers claim to have descended from the group which remained but there is some doubt about this claim because it goes against what has been uncovered by archaeologists. The Scientist wonders if the runes which are found here might explain why the Kanesga’s civilisation collapsed. When you’re ready, speak to Alex.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 alex in aegis ruins

It’s been a minute and a quarter since we last saw him, he has stopped by to check out the ruins and learn about them. Plus, he received a Pokemon from Prof. Aspen – Fennekin! Wow, how lucky is that? Battle #2 against Alex, coming up.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 pokemon trainer alex 02

Trainer Battle
Pokemon Trainer Alex
((1 Super Potion))
Lv15 Fennekin [Fire] {Blaze} (Oran Berry)
Moves: Fire Spin, Scratch, Howl, Ember

Lv17 Riolu [Fighting] {Prankster} (Oran Berry)
Moves: Bite, Metal Claw, Counter, Work Up
Prize: P1700

Alex can’t believe how much stronger you are and it’s no wonder, because you defeated Zaph…which is something Alex failed to do the first time. Now he’s motivated to try again. You give him his Pokecomm, which has a note attached to it with a number that Alex should call and ask for Lyon. After you two register each other’s contacts on the Pokecomms, Alex leaves and you can enter the northern chamber.

Aegis ruins chamber north

Inside there are a couple of Scientists who have been working to translate the ancient runes which you’ll find on the grey slabs with yellow markings on them. Starting from the southwest slab, going in a clockwise direction, here are the translations:

O Star, O Holy Star!
We Acknowledge Your Wisdom!
We Appease Your Vehemence!
We Surrender To Your Will!

O Star, O Holy Star!
Ye Who Guides The Deceased!
Ye Who Punishes The Wicked!
Ye Who Renews The Cycle!

O Star, O Holy Star!
Ye Who Brings Life!
Ye Who Blesses The Rains!
Ye Who Nurtures Our Crops!

O Star, O Holy Star! We Beg You,
Shower Us With Divine Providence!

Hmm, the Mayans worshipped the Sun…then they disappeared without a trace (according to a commercial from GTA San Andreas), so could the Kanesga have vanished too because of similar star worshipping? Stranger things have happened. On the upper right from the southeast slab is a Moon Ball on a pedastal and there’s a Friend Ball on the upper left pedastal above the southwest slab. The third Scientist, named Simon, seems to be puzzled by a slab on the north wall. Nothing we can do to help him so exit the Ruins, return to the village and head west to the now opened Route 5.


Prize: P576

Route 5
Route 5

Route 5

Archae Pass

**HMs Needed: Rock Smash, Rock Climb.

Pokemon Found
(SAND)
Sandshrew [Ground] (Levels 8-11, Rate 20%) {Grip Claw 5%}
Sandile [Ground/Dark] (Levels 8-11, Rate 20%) {Blackglasses 5%}
Machop [Fighting] (Levels 8-11, Rate 15%) {Focus Band 5%}
Helioptile [Electric/Normal] (Levels 8-11, Rate 10%)
Cacnea [Grass] (Levels 8-11, Rate 10%) {Sticky Barb 5%}

The sandstorm rolls through this area too, be ready. Benjamin is the first person that you’ll see.

Ruin Maniac Benjamin
Lv12 Sandshrew [Ground]
Lv12 Baltoy [Ground/Psychic]
Prize: P576

Continue south off the slope and onto ground level, there you’ll find Jim and Jaz on the left.

Crush Kin Jim & Jaz
Lv14 Makuhita [Fighting]
Lv14 Clobbopus [Fighting]
Prize: P672

Return to Benjamin, climb up onto the next slope and go north, you’ll meet Tyrone before reaching the entrance to the Archae Mines.

Pokemon Ranger Tyrone
Lv11 Trapinch [Ground]
Lv11 Machop [Fighting]
Lv12 Totodile [Water]
Prize: P432

A Worker is blocking the entrance, he tells you that only employees are allowed in the mines. Damn, for now we’ll just make a note to come back later.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 aegis mines no entry

To the left of the entrance is a small building, maybe a Workers’ station, there you’ll have one Worker mention someone named Laura who seems to be the boss of these guys. A good boss too. South from the building you’ll see a Worker watching over a Lairon as it clears away excess scrap and debris, there are several rocks here. Check the top most one for a hidden Star Piece then check the left most rock for a hidden Revive.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 5 star piece
Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 5 revive

Carry on down the slope going west, you’ll see Milton then Ellen further down before you arrive in the city.

Worker Milton
Lv12 Diglett [Ground]
Lv11 Machop [Fighting]
Lv11 Aron [Steel/Rock]
Prize: P440

Pokemon Ranger Ellen
Lv11 Aipom [Normal]
Lv11 Marill [Water/Fairy]
Lv12 Turtwig [Grass]
Prize: P432

Archae City
Archae city

Archae City

The Diamond City in the Rough

Places of Interest
Pokemon Center
Archae City Mart
Archae City Gym
Archae Science Lab

Archae City Mart
Poke Ball P300
Potion P300
Super Potion P600
Antidote P200
Parylz Heal P200
Awakening P200
Burn Heal P200
Ice Heal P200
Repel P350

Repeat Ball P1000
Hard Stone P3000
X Attack P500
X Defend P500
X Speed P500
X Accuracy P500
X Special Attack P500
Guard Spec. P500
Dire Hit P500

Home of Gym #2, great, let’s look around before checking that out:

There are 2 rocks in the southwest area of the city, check the top one for a hidden X Defend.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 archae city x defend

The Nerd who lives just to the west from the Mart says he found a fossil, but he doesn’t know what to do with it so he plans to give it to a powerful Trainer. That’s funny since fossils can be revived at the Science Lab 🙂 the guy’s missing out on having an ancient Pokemon for a partner, oh well.

There’s a Full Heal on the table in the second house to the right from the Gym.

A policeman is standing near the city’s north exit, he warns you to be careful while leaving town via Route 6 because “stuff happens”.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 archae city cop warning

Between the exit and the start of Route 6 is the Archae Highway, the means by which resources from the mines are transported to the rest of the region. No traffic at the moment so you can cross the road and spot two Black Star Cultists just up ahead, standing there while waiting for a report concerning radio waves that have been used on an Onix (!) what the…?

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 archae city black star schemes

Some shades of Team Rocket’s experiment in Johto all those years ago, not good. These robed Grunts aren’t going anywhere until they receive new orders.

Archae Science Lab

The Scientist in the first room (Archaeology Exhibit) thinks you’re the delivery man who was supposed to transport a slab to the Aegis Ruins some time ago. This Aegis Slab is meant for Simon, who is translating the ancient runes in the north chamber.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 aegis slab getto

The Rock Polish Tutor is the Nerd in the second room (Research and Development), his services are free of charge and can be used as many times as you like.

Then there’s the Testing Laboratory where the fossil revival machine is, but at the moment you are told to come back later because the testing phase is going on. Exit the Science Lab and hurry back to the Aegis Ruins to deliver the slab.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 aegis slab delivered

Simon is pleased to have it and as a reward he gives you TM10 Hidden Power. After he puts the slab in place, a brief series of tremors happens (?) but luckily nobody is hurt. Simon ponders if fitting the slab in might be the reason for the tremors and gets busy investigating. When you return to the other chambers you’ll find out what those tremors mean – Unown are now occupying the chambers!

-Chamber A-

Aegis ruins chamber a 1

Pokemon Found
Unown C [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 50%)
Unown D [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
Unown H [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 14%)
Unown U [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 5%)
Unown O [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 1%)

-Chamber B-

Aegis ruins chamber b 1

Pokemon Found
Unown N [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 60%)
Unown S [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
Unown I [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 8%)
Unown E [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 2%)

-Chamber C-

Aegis ruins chamber c 1

Pokemon Found
Unown V [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 50%)
Unown W [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 30%)
Unown X [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 10%)
Unown M [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 8%)
Unown B [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 2%)

-Chamber D-

Aegis ruins chamber d 1

Pokemon Found
Unown Y [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 40%)
Unown G [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 25%)
Unown T [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 20%)
Unown F [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 13%)
Unown K [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 2%)

-Chamber E-

Aegis ruins chamber e 1

Pokemon Found
Unown P [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 40%)
Unown J [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 20%)
Unown L [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 20%)
Unown R [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 14%)
Unown Q [Psychic] (Level 10, Rate 6%)

When you’re done return to Archae City and go to the Gym. On the door is a note:

Dealing with an emergency at the Archae Mines. Be back soon.
Regards, Laura

Okay. Get ready and return to Route 5, you’ll find that the entrance to the mines is no longer blocked now. What kind of emergency is this?

Archae Mines
Archae mines

Archae Mines

**HMs Needed: Strength, Rock Smash.

-1F-

Pokemon Found
Geodude [Rock/Ground] (Levels 11-14, Rate 20%) {Everstone 5%}
Zubat [Poison/Flying] (Levels 11-14, Rate 20%)
Machop [Fighting] (Levels 11-14, Rate 15%) {Focus Band 5%}
Timburr [Fighting] (Levels 11-14, Rate 15%)
Whismur [Normal] (Levels 11-14, Rate 15%)
Aron [Steel/Rock] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%) {Hard Stone 5%}
Drilbur [Ground] (Levels 11-14, Rate 5%)

A Worker stops you inside, normally he wouldn’t let you pass but not now because of the emergency: a mineshaft collapsed due to an earthquake, resulting in someone being trapped. Laura has gone further in to help but hasn’t come back yet and the Workers can’t leave their posts without her permission so the Worker asks you to investigate. Climb down the ladder on the right (this is Ladder A).

Archae mines b1f

-B1F-

Pokemon Found
Geodude [Rock/Ground] (Levels 11-14, Rate 20%) {Everstone 5%}
Rolycoly [Rock] (Levels 11-14, Rate 20%)
Machop [Fighting] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%) {Focus Band 5%}
Timburr [Fighting] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%)
Aron [Steel/Rock] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%) {Hard Stone 5%}
Drilbur [Ground] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%)
Bronzor [Steel/Psychic] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%) {Metal Coat 5%}
Onix [Rock/Ground] (Levels 11-14, Rate 5%) {Hard Stone 5%}
Carbink [Rock/Fairy] (Levels 11-14, Rate 5%)

Head north then northwest to Ladder B. You’ll see Jose on the way there.

Worker Jose
Lv17 Aron [Steel/Rock]
Prize: P680

Ladder B takes you to the north side of 1F, Lowell and Roberto are here first.

Worker Lowell
Lv15 Machop [Fighting]
Lv16 Drilbur [Ground]
Prize: P640

Worker Roberto
Lv14 Geodude [Rock/Ground]
Lv14 Machop [Fighting]
Lv14 Rolycoly [Rock]
Prize: P560

On the right there’s Victor, Herman and an Escape Rope in the right side corner.

Worker Victor
Lv15 Timburr [Fighting]
Lv16 Drilbur [Ground]
Prize: P640

Worker Herman
Lv15 Diglett [Ground]
Lv16 Drilbur [Ground]
Prize: P640

South from there is Esteban then Ladder C.

Worker Esteban
Lv14 Timburr [Fighting]
Lv14 Timburr [Fighting]
Lv14 Numel [Fire/Ground]
Prize: P560

Ladder C leads to the northeast side of B1F. You’ll meet Trenton before heading down to Ladder D.

Scientist Trenton
Lv15 Paras [Bug/Grass]
Lv15 Foongus [Grass/Poison]
Prize: P720

Archae mines b2f

-B2F-

Pokemon Found
Geodude [Rock/Ground] (Levels 12-15, Rate 20%) {Everstone 5%}
Bronzor [Steel/Psychic] (Levels 12-15, Rate 20%) {Metal Coat 5%}
Carbink [Rock/Fairy] (Levels 12-15, Rate 10%)
Onix [Rock/Ground] (Levels 12-15, Rate 10%) {Hard Stone 5%}
Aron [Steel/Rock] (Levels 12-15, Rate 10%) {Hard Stone 5%}
Drilbur [Ground] (Levels 12-15, Rate 10%)
Sableye [Dark/Ghost] (Levels 12-15, Rate 10%) {Wide Lens 5%}
Mawile [Steel/Fairy] (Levels 12-15, Rate 10%) {Iron Ball 5%}

Head up to find Ellis, Dwight and then Abel in the northwest.

Worker Ellis
Lv15 Aron [Steel/Rock]
Lv16 Drilbur [Ground]
Prize: P640

Worker Dwight
Lv15 Onix [Rock/Ground]
Lv16 Drilbur [Ground]
Prize: P640

Worker Abel
Lv14 Onix [Rock/Ground]
Lv14 Aron [Steel/Rock]
Lv14 Timburr [Fighting]
Lv17 Sableye [Dark/Ghost]
Prize: P680

South from there you’ll finally find Laura.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 laura debut

Although she told her employees not to let anyone in, she’s glad you showed up and explains that there’s a Pokemon which will attack if anyone gets too close to it. Laura’s own Pokemon have been clearing away rubble so they are exhausted and can’t deal with it. She suggests that you face it while she helps Jackie, the Worker who was trapped. Just as the rescue is starting, Jackie sees the Pokemon approaching and it attacks you!

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 pokemon boss

STEELIX – The Iron Snake Pokemon
Level: 22
Ability: Rock Head/Sturdy
Moves: Rock Tomb, Stealth Rock, Smack Down, Rollout

Battle Notes
As cool as it would be to have a Steelix this early, you cannot catch this one (or run from it). You have to defeat it.

He’s pretty banged up but Jackie thanks you with HM06 Rock Smash, which doesn’t require a Badge for field work. Very nice.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 hm06 rock smash getto

Laura leaves with Jackie via Escape Rope, expecting to see you again at the Gym. Afterwards, go on to the right to find an Elixir. Go to the spot where Laura was standing when you found her and check the wall for a hidden Protein.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 aegis mines b2f protein

Continue south to see Ladder F and then on the right are 3 boulders blocking access to Ladder E. Climb Ladder F to reach B1F’s south side then go to the left and climb Ladder G back to 1F. You’ll pop up on the south side where there’s Salvador and an exit on the right.

Burglar Salvador
Lv16 Koffing [Poison]
Lv16 Houndour [Dark/Fire]
Prize: P1408

The exit leads to the top of the cliff that Pokemon Ranger Tyrone is standing next to on Route 5, there you’ll find a Root Fossil. Your very first fossil in the game, cool.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 fossil root getto

Return to B1F of the mines and clear away the rocks on the rail track to create a shortcut as well as to reach TM39 Rock Tomb.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 tm39 rock tomb getto

Exit the mines and get ready for the Gym.

[g2] Archae City Gym
[g2] archae city gym

[g2] Archae City Gym

Leader: Laura – The Mistress of the Mines

The Gym is modelled after another second Gym in a region far, far away so you can guess what the type used here is 🙂 Brock would be proud. No Gym puzzle, just a couple of Gym Trainers then Laura.

Hiker Willie
Lv17 Geodude [Rock/Ground]
Lv17 Geodude [Rock/Ground]
Lv17 Rolycoly [Rock]
Prize: P612

Worker Orson & Picnicker Cathy
Lv18 Bonsly [Rock]
Lv18 Aron [Steel/Rock]
Lv18 Amaura [Rock/Ice]
Lv18 Tirtouga [Water/Rock]
Prize: P1080

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 gym leader 2 laura

Gym Battle
Gym Leader Laura
((1 Super Potion + 1 Full Heal))
Lv22 Lileep [Rock/Grass] {Suction Cups}
Moves: Ancient Power, Mega Drain, Stealth Rock, Confuse Ray

Lv22 Cranidos [Rock] {Mold Breaker}
Moves: Ancient Power, Rock Polish, Pursuit, Headbutt

Lv25 Aerodactyl [Rock/Flying] {Pressure/Rock Head} (Sitrus Berry)
Moves: Ancient Power, Wing Attack, Bite, Roar
Prizes: P2500 + Strata Badge + TM23 Ancient Power

Thanks to the Strata Badge Pokemon will obey you up until Level 35. Laura tells you that the next Gym is in Magmoor City and led by Fire-type specialist Sid. A few new items are available at the Mart now:

Great Ball P600
Escape Rope P500

Outside the Gym an old man comes over to talk to you, he is Jackie’s father and to thank you for saving his son he gives you a Bike Voucher. Once you reach Magmoor City you have to visit the new Cycle Shop there and swap that voucher for a bike.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 bike voucher getto

Remember the Nerd in the western house? Go back to him, he knows that you defeated Laura and gives you the Sail Fossil that he found.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 fossil sail getto

The bad news is the revival machine at the Science Lab isn’t fully operational yet so you’ll have to hold onto that pair of fossils for a little while longer (until a future update of the game from the looks of things). When you’re ready head north to Route 6. Those two Black Star Cultists are gone now.

Route 6 (South) and End of Walkthrough
Route 6 (south) and end of walkthrough

Route 6 (South) and End of Walkthrough

Mt. Norfair Base

**HMs Needed: Rock Smash.

Pokemon Found
(GRASS)
Fletchling [Normal/Flying] (Levels 11-14, Rate 25% DAY/0% NIGHT)
Hoothoot [Normal/Flying] (Levels 11-14, Rate 0% DAY/25% NIGHT)
Vulpix [Fire] (Levels 11-14, Rate 20% DAY/0% NIGHT) {Rawst Berry 50%/Charcoal 5%}
Houndour [Dark/Fire] (Levels 11-14, Rate 0% DAY/20% NIGHT)
Sizzlipede [Fire/Bug] (Levels 11-14, Rate 15%)
Machop [Fighting] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%) {Focus Band 5%}
Geodude [Rock/Ground] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%) {Everstone 5%}
Nidoran-both [Poison] (Levels 11-14, Rate 10%)

Just a few Trainers are found here before you head up a slope.

Youngster Nick
Lv15 Magikarp [Water]
Lv15 Yungoos [Normal]
Prize: P240

There’s a rock on the right side of the road, check it for a hidden X Speed.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 6 south x speed

Young Couple Liz & Dan
Lv17 Nidorina [Poison]
Lv17 Nidorino [Poison]
Prize: P952

Picnicker Amy
Lv15 Fletchling [Normal/Flying]
Lv15 Pikachu [Electric]
Lv15 Scorbunny [Fire]
Prize: P300

Bug Catcher Billy
Lv16 Sizzlipede [Fire/Bug]
Lv16 Venipede [Bug/Poison]
Prize: P192

A hidden Tinymushroom is on the rock next to him.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 route 6 south tinymushroom

The slope leads to the mountain’s entrance where a Camper gives you the big news that you’ve reached the end of the demo.

Pokemon wish demo 1. 02 end of the demo yo

Well, it was a nice little introduction to the game which makes it pretty clear that there’s lot going on in this magical region of Acromia. We’ll just have to wait for that next major update to find out what else is in store.

Speaking of the end, we’ve reached the end of this version of the walkthrough. Once the full game is out, there will be a continuation, so please look out for it. A big thank you to Prof. Leon once again for the work on Pokemon Wish, all the best for the project and let’s hope it does get finished.

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