Chargestone Cave

Chargestone Cave

Almost as soon as you enter the cave, a mysterious character will teleport, grab you, and bring you over to N, who's just chilling in there. He yaks on about some stuff regarding Team Plasma, the Shadow Triad, Ghetsis, and a bunch of other stuff. He'll leave you alone for awhile afterwards, though, running off to the north.

Chargestone Cave 1F
Wild Pokemon Types Level(s) Rarity
Joltik Joltik Bug / Electric Lv. 24 ~ 27 39%
Klink Klink Steel Lv. 25 ~ 27 29%
Boldore Boldore Rock Lv. 24 10%
Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass / Steel Lv. 24 ~ 25 20%
Tynamo Tynamo Electric Lv. 27 2%
Shaking Grass / Swirling Dust Level(s) Rarity
Drilbur Drilbur Ground Lv. 24 ~ 27 100%

Keep the Pokemon away!

There are a lot of Pokemon in this cave and they attack you with unrelenting frequency. Because of this, it is highly recommended that you bring in a bunch of Super Repels during your exploration of the cave! Feel free to catch any of the Pokemon you want, of course, but since the Pokemon will likely be more of a nuisance than anything after your initial thrill of encountering new Pokemon, it will save you a considerable amount of time and not cut back on your training too much if you avoid most of the Pokemon inside.

Get some stones!

If you see some swirling dust clouds, it likely means that there is a rare wild Pokemon for you to fight there, but sometimes simply going to those clouds will result in you finding a rare item. Among these items are evolutionary stones and special Gems that raise the power of the first move of the respective type before shattering for good. You can use Repels to help get to those swirling dust clouds.

The path leading further into the cave is blocked by a crystal. Upon approaching it, Bianca will show up and wonder how to move it. Prof. Juniper appears afterwards. She gives you the Lucky Egg (!!), a held item that increases the amount of experience a Pokemon earns in battle by 50%. It's a great held item to hold to help speed up training and it's incredibly awesome they gave you this without much effort; in the older generations, it was very difficult for you to obtain.

Go ahead and push the floating rock and it will magnetize over to that electric rock thing. Now you can walk through to the rest of the cave. So go to the east, then north. There's another floating rock off to the west, so push that towards the east and you'll clear way to a Parlyz Heal. Ok, now head east and there's a Scientist for you to fight. He uses a Klink L29 on his team.

Just to the south of him are two more floating rocks. You can only push them towards the larger magnetized rocks, so push the top one to the right and you'll clear way for a Revive. Then head back north and there's an Ace Trainer up there to the east with an Archen L31 on his team. Fight him, grab the Heal Ball to the north, then go east of the Ace Trainer. Bianca and Prof. Juniper will show up and say some stuff about Klink, then just sort of stick around.

There's a Hiker you can fight up to the north with a Boldore L26 and a Gurdurr L26, both of which are evolutions of some of the Pokemon you encountered many times in the past. Now go south and there's a bridge. As you approach it, that mysterious ninja person appears and quickly rushes you through across the bridge, over towards the Hyper Potion. Go ahead and grab it, then head over towards the Scientist and the stairs leading down. The Scientist has a Klink L29 to fight you with and uses an X Special on the first turn of the fight. Before heading down the stairs, go over to the two floating rocks and push the bottom one, allowing you to squeak through and grab the Iron.

Chargestone Cave B1F

Chargestone Cave B1F
Wild Pokemon Types Level(s) Rarity
Joltik Joltik Bug / Electric Lv. 24 ~ 27 39%
Klink Klink Steel Lv. 25 ~ 27 29%
Boldore Boldore Rock Lv. 24 10%
Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass / Steel Lv. 25 ~ 26 20%
Tynamo Tynamo Electric Lv. 27 2%
Shaking Grass / Swirling Dust Level(s) Rarity
Drilbur Drilbur Ground Lv. 24 ~ 27 100%

In the first basement, head on over to the west until you find the two guys next to each other. Talk to them and they'll each give you a Nugget, an item which you can sell for $5000 — although you should hold onto them for now, as there is someone who will buy them for more later on.

Heading west of these two leads you to some stairs taking you up near the entrance, to a ledge you can jump down to get back to an earlier spot in the cave. This might make for a great time to go heal if your Pokemon are getting rather weak. Otherwise, head to the north of those two.

In the northwest corner of the rocks, you can find a Timer Ball waiting for you. If you head over towards the eastern part of this little rock area, avoiding the Team Plasma Grunts looming for now, you'll find a Doctor off in the corner. Beat his Swadloon L29 and he'll be more than glad to heal your Pokemon anytime you talk to him, which may be a lifesaver during your trip here.

Ok, now for those Team Plasma Grunts! The first one uses a Sandile L26, a Scraggy L26, and a Watchog L26. The second uses a lone Scraggy L28. Grunt number three uses a Trubbish L27 and a Liepard L27 on her team. The fourth Grunt uses three Trubbish L26, while the fifth one uses a Watchog L27 and a Sandile L27.

Take a little break in the Plasma Grunt smashing action to push the floating rock to the west, walk around to the southwest to pick up the Thunderstone there, which can be used to evolve Tynamo's first evolution to its second one and is very helpful for that purpose. Now go back north and take on the last two Plasma Grunts on the floor. The first has a Liepard L28 while the second has a Sandile L27 and a Watchog L27.

From here, you can optionally get some loot from B2F, or head to the stairs to the right to go back to 1F, heading where you need to go to get out of this place.

Chargestone Cave B2F

Chargestone Cave B2F
Wild Pokemon Types Level(s) Rarity
Joltik Joltik Bug / Electric Lv. 24 ~ 27 36%
Klink Klink Steel Lv. 25 ~ 27 26%
Boldore Boldore Rock Lv. 24 10%
Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass / Steel Lv. 26 ~ 27 20%
Tynamo Tynamo Electric Lv. 27 8%
Shaking Grass / Swirling Dust Level(s) Rarity
Drilbur Drilbur Ground Lv. 24 ~ 27 100%

Go down the stairs and you'll find an Ace Trainer who has a Drilbur L30 and a Zebstrika L30 on her team. Beat her, then push the floating stone to the south and proceed southbound. Fight the Ace Trainer down there and her team of Gothita L29, Ducklett L29, and lastly a Lilligant L29. The Lilligant gives a ton of EXP, but is pretty darn tough to take out. Down the stairs to your left is a Hyper Potion, and if you circle around the perimeter of the cliff, you can also get yourself a Rare Candy on the other side of the cliff.

Now go back to the Ace Trainer with the Lilligant and then head northeast. Keep heading all the way north down this chasm and you'll eventually find the BrightPowder, a held item that reduces the foe's accuracy by a bit when held. It can sometimes give you just the luck you need in a fight and is a good item to have equipped if you don't have anything better on your Pokemon.

Go ahead and go back to where the Plasma Grunts were, then take the stairs upstairs.

Chargestone Cave 1F

Head south, then head on over to the west to fight a Scientist. He has, of course, a Klink L29, and begins the fight by using a Dire Hit. Keep going west and you'll find a floating rock that you can shove out of the way to get back to the entrance. You obviously don't want to go that way (unless you're a wimp and want to get out of here), so head back to the east. Heading to the south from the fork in the road takes you to a Ace Trainer that has a Whimsicott L30 and a Tirtouga L30 on his team. Just past him is a Magnet, which powers up Electric-type attacks when held.

Now, head back to the fork in the road and head east. You'll find N there again. He'll enter the battle with his new Team Plasma-themed entry!

Boss Fight
PKMN Trainer PKMN Trainer N $2800
Boldore Boldore Male Rock Lv. 28
Joltik Joltik Male Bug / Electric Lv. 28
Ferroseed Ferroseed Male Grass / Steel Lv. 28
Klink Klink   Steel Lv. 28

He shouldn't be much of a challenge at all. After beating him, Bianca and Prof. Juniper will show up and have a little conversation with N from afar, but then he runs off. Prof. Juniper then leaves to go find some more data or something, then Bianca follows her afterwards, leaving you to leave this cave. Finally!