Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Walkthrough: Mauville Hills and New Mauville

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Mauville City - Mauville Hills

- In order to gain access to New Mauville you need to first speak to Wattson, the gym leader of Mauville City. You'll find him in the courtyard in the middle of Mauville City, standing beside Square Tower in the centre of the courtyard. He'll appear here after you've completed the ordeal with Kyogre and Groudon. Feel free to counter this in the comments, because it seems to be different for everyone. (In the original game he appeared here after beating Norman and getting Surf, but I don't buy that anymore.)

- Wattson will give you access to the second floor of Mauville City, an area you can't otherwise reach. You can get to Mauville Hills via the two elevators in Mauville City, north of the courtyard and to the right / left at the intersection ahead.

- Mauville Hills consists of a ring of apartments. We'll make our way clockwise around the floor, checking the apartments as we go. Start with the right apartment in the north and the younger tenant will give you a Ribbon. (The older girl makes a Pokemon joke. Yar har har.) Which Ribbon you get depends on the day you win it:
  • Monday - Alert Ribbon
  • Tuesday - Shock Ribbon
  • Wednesday - Downcast Ribbon
  • Thursday - Careless Ribbon
  • Friday - Relax Ribbon
  • Saturday - Snooze Ribbon
  • Sunday - Smile Ribbon
(Thanks to Carl Bullock in the comments for pointing out that you get different Ribbons on different days. I love how thematic they are to the days of the work week.)

- Head southeast. There are apartments to explore. Pop into the first apartment on the left and the dude will claim to be powerless, so powerless, but if you check his balcony you'll find TM89, U-Turn. Down the row from this apartment is another, where a man in black is waiting; speak to him, watch the little cut scene, then leave the area and come back. The dude will be there again, and he'll give you Lopunnite.

- Head to the far south. Wattson's apartment is here. Pop inside and he'll give you access to New Mauville. Keep heading clockwise from here to find another cluster of four apartments, though they're of significantly less use. You'll wind up back in the north soon enough; check the left apartment up here and you'll find an old lady who will engage you in a Rotation Battle. You can return here each day to battle her.

Rotation Girl Circie
  • Simisage, level 42
  • Simisear, level 42
  • Simipour, level 42
Reward: $3,360, Elixir

This is a weird battle if you've never played previous Pokemon titles. In a Rotation Battle you can either spend your turn attacking, as normal, or you can rotate another pokemon in to perform an instant attack. Strategies change, but it's an easy enough battle (you're facing fire, water, and grass pokemon, all pretty simple creatures) and shouldn't challenge you overly much.


New Mauville
Pokemon Rarity Version Time of Day Location
Magnemite Common Both Either Walking
Voltorb Common Both Either Walking

- Head south to Route 110 and Surf across the nearest patch of water. Head east from here and you'll find a small building on its own island. This is New Mauville, and now that you have permission from Wattson you can pop inside.

- Start with the right side of the first floor. North of here are several 'item balls' that may actually be Voltorbs in disguise. The far-right item is an Escape Rope, the rear-middle item is a Paralyze Heal, and the rear-left item is a Thunder Stone. The other two items are Voltorbs.

- Head west. If you check the bottom-left corner you can find a hidden Max Repel. It's on the brown tile nearest the corner. North of here is a Voltorb, as well as a door to the rear of the area.

- Pop into the back. There's a Full Heal sitting against the north wall, and if you head west of here you'll find a large computer system. Interact with it to complete your New Mauville mission. In the eastern corner of this short path you'll find three more item balls - the top-left is an Ultra Ball, the bottom-most is a Metal Coat - and, just north of the Coat, an Ampharosite. Nice.

- Return to Mauville Hills and speak to Wattson, right where you left him. As thanks for your time he'll give you TM24, Thunderbolt.

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33 comments:

  1. Quest started for me and I haven't even beaten Wallace.

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    1. How did you get the quest to start? I have beaten Wattson.

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    2. you need to catch either groudon or kyogre

      then fly back.
      go to the tower.
      and talk to wattson

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    3. lol.... catch or kill*

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  2. This is quite confusing... in original Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald, just beat Norman then see Wattson. lol

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  3. just completed sea mauville and no wattson standing in the centre of Mauville city yet. guess I have to complete the game...sigh..and I really wanted thunderbolt...

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    1. Very weird. I don't understand some of the triggers in these games... I THINK I saw Wattson standing in the courtyard before beating the game, but I honestly don't remember anymore.

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    2. I kept trying after everything I did and he finally appeared after sea-floor cavern. This was before I took on the last gym (yay! thunderbolt will be so handy for the water gym!!)

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  4. I saw him after defeated all 8 gym leaders and went to sea mauville. might be rong tho

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  5. I saw him after beating all 8 gyms without beating the elite four.

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  6. Can confirm, Wattson is in Mauville courtyard after 8th gym.

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  7. Excellent. Thanks, guys. I'll edit that in.

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    1. I'm not sure what triggers it, but I saw Wattson in the courtyard before I battled the 8th gym but after the origin cave event.

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  8. Wattson is actually in the courtyard after you have defeated Groudon/Kyogre, regardless of whether or not you have defeated the 8th gym.

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    1. Triggers be confusing, yo. Can anyone else confirm this? Not that I don't trust your word, mind, but I want multiple confirmations for something like this.

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    2. I can confirm this
      but i don't know why this is even in the game.
      the thing it should have been was a het ran event tho

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    3. The point wuz to get the castella cone so you can get regigigas

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  9. you don't need 8 badges. I had 7 badges when he was there.

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  10. Must be Kyogre and Groudon, then. Right, I'll change it back...

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  11. Not sure why but I got the Alert Ribbon instead of the Careless Ribbon from that tenant that you mentioned. I have Alpha Sapphire, if that makes a difference.

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  12. completed the elite four, delta episode, sea mauville and caught Groudon, Kyogre, Ho-oh, Rayquaza, Deoxys, Mesprit, Azelf and Terrakion still no Wattson...
    Do I have to beat the league a second time first?

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    1. never mind got the mega stone for audino and then he showed up
      -same guy as before

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    2. ... I just don't understand this Wattson thing. Not one bit.

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    3. Apparently, you just have to beat the fifth gym (Norman) and acquire surf. Although, I talked to Wattson after the Delta Episode and catching all the legendaries so I cannot confirm this.

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    4. Yeah, I don't really buy that trigger. Most people having trouble with the quest are WAY past that point. I'd like to say it's a glitched quest, but you'd think there would be more consistency with reports if it was just a glitch. Hrm.

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  13. I found out why I got the Alert Ribbon - It depends on the day.

    Sunday - Smile Ribbon
    Monday - Alert Ribbon
    Tuesday - Shock Ribbon
    Wednesday - Downcast Ribbon
    Thursday - Careless Ribbon
    Friday - Relax Ribbon
    Saturday - Snooze Ribbon

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    1. Cool, thanks. I'll look into this for confirmation and edit it in.

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  14. ummm i have omega ruby but keep in mind i did beat the pokemon leauge ( if i misspelled sorry ) i talked to him and i just found out thanks to this sight that u need to surf not fly or use the Eon Flute ( spoiler if u use fly u dont use the soar feature u need the Eon Flute u ride latios or latias depending on version O.R. is latios ) ok so if this helped then all credit goes to this sight and yahoo search, so dont say im a merical worker or anything just dont, thanks for making this sight it really intruley helps!

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  15. btw the 3D on makes no diffrence u need to find the right angle and the power saver feature doent let u use it anyway on 3DS so if u need to save power on your system put brightness on 1 and turn on power saver mode i left it on for 2 weeks and it only went down 2 bars.

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  16. "the top-left is an Ultra Ball" top left was voltorb and top right was the ultra ball in omega ruby.

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  17. I Got all the items from new maurrville but he wont give me thunderbolt any ideas what elese need to do

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  18. Ok I beat the entire game ( including delta ) and he still hadn't shown up, but he finally showed up today? I hadn't done anything to trigger it but he finally showed up? This is one verrrry confusing quest

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  19. I'm trying to get a Loppunite they said "Down the row from this apartment is another, where a man in black is waiting; speak to him, watch the little cut scene, then leave the area and come back. The dude will be there again, and he'll give you Lopunnite." I talked tot he man in black.. and I left. He is not there..

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