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Chapter 10: Champion Cup

Route 10

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Exit Hammerlocke Stadium and you'll be greeted by Sonia and Professor Magnolia. Head east from here to Hammerlocke Station. Once inside, Hop will catch up with you and join you on your train ride.

Exit the train station and pick up the hidden 2 X Attacks to the left by the wagon. You'll find yourself on Route 10. Grab the Max Revive in the tall grass to the east and continue forward to battle Doctor Graham. At the top of this snowy path you'll find Hiker Douglas.

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Take the path to the right and defeat Office Worker Ronald. In the northeast part of this area through the tall grass you can find a hidden Comet Shard. You can then head left to battle Postman Harper and Cabbie Geoffrey if you'd like. Continue left past the camp to get a hidden bottle of PP Up. Go uphill to the north and battle Hiker Donald, Gentleman Glenn, and a double battle with Interviewers Gillian and Cam. As you emerge over the top of the hill, you'll find yourself in Wyndon.

Wyndon

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Hop will give you a short introduction to the modern metropolis that is Wyndon. Once in town, head to the Pokemon Center straight ahead and heal up. Head all the way to the left and you can find a Max Revive by a trash bin. Continue down this left street and pick up a Big Nugget and a Air Balloon outside of the hotel.

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Head to the street on the right side of town. On the right side, there is a garden where you can find a Grassy Seed, a Rare Candy, and a Balm Mushroom. You can also speak to the old man here to teach your starter a very powerful move. On the left side, there are 9 doors. Enter the eighth one from the bottom and battle the man inside and defeat his 3 Rotom. He has a Lv. 34 Mower Rotom, a Lv. 34 Washer Rotom, and a Lv. 34 Heat Rotom. As a reward, he'll give you a Rotom Catalog.

Champion Cup

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Now, head for the stadium on the right side of the city. You can find a hidden X Speed and 2 X Sp. Atks outside the stadium grounds. Once inside, speak to the Ball Guy to get a Dream Ball. Then speak to the man at the front desk. You'll be taken to the locker room and changed into uniform. Head through the doors when you're ready.

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Your first round battle will be against Marnie. As always, she uses Dark-type Pokemon. She has a Lv. 47 Liepard, a Lv. 47 Toxicroak, a Lv. 47 Scrafty, a Lv. 48 Morpeko, and a Lv. 49 Grimmsnarl that she will Dynamax. Keep in mind that she may also use a Full Restore if given the chance. After winning, you're free to leave the stadium and heal up before your next battle.

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When you're ready, head back out for your next battle. This one is against your longtime rival Hop. For this battle, he'll have a Lv. 48 Dubwool, a Lv. 47 Snorlax, a Lv. 47 Pincurchin, a Lv. 48 Corviknight, and a Lv. 49 starter evolution that he will Dynamax. He also has a Full Restore at his disposal. After the battle, Leon and Hop will congratulate you and take you back to the hotel.

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Back there, you'll find that Leon is a little bit late for the dinner plans. He's apparently held up at Rose Tower. Head outside and a whole group of folks you met along your journey will be waiting. Oleana will come and tell you that you must not disturb the meeting between Rose and Leon. You'll then be tasked with finding the League Staff member who holds the key to the tower.

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The bad staff member shouldn't be too hard to find. He's directly north of the fountain facing the wall of a building. Get him to turn around and you'll need to battle Macro Cosmo's Eric. He has a Lv. 47 Galarian Meowth and a Lv. 47 Durant. Afterward, he'll run off and you'll need to find him again. He's just to the left of the fountain speaking to a couple. This time he has a Lv. 47 Mawile and a Lv. 47 Excadrill.

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He'll run off once again. This time, he'll be in the phone booth just to the left of here. For the third battle, he'll have a Lv. 47 Ferroseed and a Lv. 47 Steelix. Afterward, Piers will help you corner him at the station. After putting on such a great performance that an ambush ensues, you'll get the key to the monorail. Rose Tower will be just ahead.

Rose Tower

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On the left side of the tower you can find a Electric Seed and on the right side you'll find a Cell Battery. Enter the tower and head to the elevator. You'll need to defeat Macro Cosmo's Elijah and his Lv. 48 Durant in battle. Head onto the lift and it'll take you up for a while. You'll need to do a double battle with Macro Cosmo's Jane and Mateo. Hop will heal your team and the lift will continue to rise.

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Another double battle with Macro Cosmo's Kevin and Carla will be prompted. Another heal, another lift, and another double battle will ensue, this time against Macro Cosmo's Adalyn and Justin. The process will repeat, but this time you'll find yourself at the top of the tower. You'll need to battle with Oleana up here. She'll have a Lv. 50 Froslass, a Lv. 51 Milotic, a Lv. 50 Salazzle, a Lv. 50 Tsareena, and a Lv. 52 Garbodor that she will Dynamax.

After a long cutscene, you'll find yourself back at the hotel with a personal escort to the stadium. Check in at the front desk to change into uniform. The next round of battles will begin when you step out into the pitch.

Finals

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Your first battle will be against the new Fairy-type leader Bede. He has a Lv. 51 Mawile, a Lv. 51 Gardevoir, a Lv. 52 Galarian Rapidash, and a Lv. 53 Hatterene that he will Dynamax. Poison and Steel-type moves will be the most effective against his Pokemon. Heal up afterward if you'd like and then head out for the next battle.

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The next battle will be against Water-type leader Nessa. She will have a Lv. 51 Golisopod, a Lv. 52 Barraskewda, a Lv. 51 Pelipper, a Lv. 52 Seaking, and a Lv. 53 Drednaw that she will Dynamax. Grass or Electric types will serve you well in this battle. Heal up afterward if you'd like and then head out to the pitch for your next battle.

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If you're playing Shield version, the next battle will be against Ghost-type leader Allister. He will have a Lv. 52 Dusknoir, a Lv. 52 Chandelure, a Lv. 53 Polteageist, a Lv. 53 Cursola, and a Lv. 54 Gengar that he will Dynamax. Dark or Ghost-type moves are your best choices. Heal up afterward if you'd like and then head out to the pitch for your next battle.

If you're playing Sword version, the next battle will be against Fighting-type leader Bea. She will have a Lv. 52 Hawlucha, a Lv. 52 Grapploct, a Lv. 53 Sirfetch'd, a Lv. 53 Falinks, and a Lv. 54 Machamp that she will Dynamax. Flying or Psychic-type moves are your best choices. Heal up afterward if you'd like and then head out to the pitch for your next battle.

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The final battle in the bracket will be against Dragon-type leader Raihan. He will have a Lv. 53 Torkoal, a Lv. 54 Turtonator, a Lv. 54 Goodra, a Lv. 54 Flygon, and a Lv. 55 Duraludon that he will Dynamax. Fairy and Dragon type moves will be your friend here. Heal up if you want and then get ready for your battle with the champion.

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