Any% - Exarion - November 2nd 2016

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This is an abbreviated guide for Mudkip 148, which has a Naughty nature and IVs of 24/27/10/31/31/30. If you are not familiar with the basic Abraless route, learn it from G_Heinz's guide, then return here to learn how it works with this Mudkip.

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SUPPORTING NOTES
- Compendium (trainer stats, moves, experience, money): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n7rmyMGOR9ishlC8LuXxKtSgnwNxOUY2XScyPvFnGqo/edit#gid=0
- Offensive damage ranges: http://pastebin.com/23SL48yS
- Defensive damage ranges: http://pastebin.com/fnE0s13b
- Kyogre ranges: https://www.dropbox.com/s/036ge90ixcvob35/Kyogre%20ranges.xlsx?dl=0
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IMPORTANT STUFF TO KNOW
- You are allowed to save & quit. New runners are strongly advised to save before the following fights: Brawly, Rival 2, Cooltrainer Brooke, Norman, Tate & Liza.
- Spinners can be dodged with 100% consistency with proper strats, which are explained here: http://pastebin.com/VxTjrnzz
- You will save a LOT of time by practicing movement (even basic running and biking paths) and the tricky fights (namely Flannery, Winona and T&L).
- Trainer AI is explained here in terms of this run: http://pastebin.com/jP2yvhQJ
- The cursors for the main menu and inventory never never reset unless you save+quit (so no point in swapping items to the top of your inventory).
- You cannot buffer inputs in Gen 3, so it is generally best to menu immediately after an event, rather than during movement.
- When Mudkip/Marshtomp/Swampert's HP is at 1/3 or less, its Torrent ability will trigger, which boosts the power of Water-type moves by 50%.
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BEFORE STARTING:
- Clear the previous save file by pressing Select+Up+B on the title screen
- Set the text speed to FAST, battle scene to OFF and battle style to SET
- Open two timer files. One should be your main splits; the other should be set to -11.40

NEW GAME
- Choose the girl
- Give yourself any 1-character name

LITTLEROOT TOWN
- Get PC Potion

ROUTE 101
- Save in front of the Mudkip bag
- Synchronize resetting (A+B+Start+Select) with starting your secondary timer. Release A+B+Start+Select as soon as possible
- When you reload your file, select Mudkip in the bag when your secondary timer hits 0.00
- The correct Mudkip has 21 HP and is male. The Pooch is almost always female as well

ROUTE 101/103
- Rival 1: Tackle x4, healing as necessary

LITTLEROOT TOWN
- Use a Potion with <12 HP
- Take the Mom heal with <12 HP and no Potion

ROUTE 102
- Calvin: Tackle x4-6, healing as necessary
> Use Mud-Slap if it will kill after another Growl

PETALBURG CITY
- Shopping: Buy 4 Potions and 2 Repels
- Enter the center

ROUTE 104
- Cut through grass unless <6 HP
- Catch a bird if you see it (Tackle once to weaken)
- On menu before second grass patch, heal to 16+ HP and use a Repel

PETALBURG WOODS
- Aqua Pooch: Tackle x5
- Get the Ether

RUSTBORO GYM
- Fight both trainers (Mud-Slap until you get WG, then WG)
- Use this chart to determine your approach for Roxanne: http://pastebin.com/EdpbAnG7
- Roxanne: WG/Growl/heal as necessary
- You really want to leave the gym with at least 1 Potion. Adapt as necessary

ROUTE 116
- Always fight the Hiker (WG x3)
- You need 44 exp. from wild encounters if fighting Youngster Joey and 10 exp. if fighting Bug Catcher Jose. If fighting Joey, you must get this exp. from this route
- Repel once you have your exp.
- If you have 6+ HP or no exp., take the top path on the way back and fight Joey (otherwise fight Jose)

RUSTBORO CITY
- Shopping: Sell all Poke Balls, 1 Great Ball and TM39; buy 3 Super Potions, 2 X Speeds, 3 X Attacks and 6 Repels
> If caught flier in Poke Ball, sell all Poke Balls and Great Balls
- Run to Mr. Briney's house

ROUTE 104
- Grind for exp. if you're still a Mudkip
- Catch a bird if you see it (WG Wingull if not in Torrent; otherwise YOLO ball)

GRANITE CAVE
- Heal to full on first Repel menu

DEWFORD GYM
- Battle Girl: WG+MS
- Brawly: X Attack, MS x4
> If Bulk Up + 23-24 dmg, use WG
> If Bulk Up + 20-22 dmg + Bulk Up, use MS
> If Bulk Up + 20-22 dmg + other, use WG
> Do not heal on Makuhita unless in kill range
> If you need to stall for Torrent, you can use your Wattson X Speed and/or throw the Great Ball (and pick up Route 110 GB)

ROUTE 109
- Get the Soft Sand

SLATEPORT CITY
- Grunt 1: MS
- Grunt 2: Tackle+WG, MS
> Tackle+Tackle Zubat if low roll + Leech Life; WG+WG in Torrent
- Take mart to buy Super Potions in emergency situation (usually bad Brawly). Don't need to sell yet

ROUTE 110
- Before grass, Repel, equip Soft Sand and heal to 19-40 HP (never 41+)
- Get Full Heal
- Rival 2: X Attack x2, X Speed, Super Potion, Mud-Slap, MS+MS, MS
- If you have no Great Ball, pick up the hidden one
- Optional: Get hidden Revive
- Bag manip Edwin

MAUVILLE CITY
- After exiting the bike shop:
> Use a Super Potion
> Ether Mud Shot
> Teach Rock Smash over Mud-Slap
> Register+use bike
- Wally: MS

MAUVILLE GYM
- Battle Girl: WG+MS
- Voltorb guy: MS x3
- Wattson: X Speed, MS x3
> Skip X Speed or delay it until Voltorb with 51+ HP (you want 35+ or 49+ HP after the fight)

ROUTE 111
- Before grass, Repel and heal to 9+ HP
- Deload Trent before passing him

ROUTE 112
- CTB: Tackle+Tackle, MS, WG
> If you have a bird, switch out if Growl OR you're confused and have no Full Heal

ROUTE 113
- If you need a bird, heal to 6+ HP on the Repel menu

FALLARBOR TOWN
- Get Nugget
- Shopping: Sell Nugget, TM47 and TM08; buy 3 Super Potions, 10 Super Repels, 9 X Specials, 1 X Speed, 8 X Attacks, 1 X Defend and 2 Guard Spec.

ROUTE 114
- Menu (second-to-last tile of bridge if early bird; immediately after early Swablu; on Hiker bag manip if late Swablu):
> Use Super Repel
> Heal to 60+ HP
> Heal sleep
- If early menu, run-into-bike manip Hiker
- Kill Seviper if you see one and haven't lost a Mud Shot

ROUTE 115
- If earliest Super Repel, just bike down along right side. If mid or late Super Repel, run-into-bike manip Pokemaniac

ROUTE 116
- If earliest Super Repel, use a Repel right before the grass. If mid or late, use when the Super Repel wears out
- If run-into-bike manipping Janice, don't go all the way down (Repel doesn't last)

ROUTE 117
- Use Super Repel + teach Strength over WG on breeder bag manip

ROUTE 111
- Deload Trent before passing him (1D after repel wears off)
- Run-into-bike manip Brice

MT. CHIMNEY
- Grunt 1: Strength x2
- Grunt 2: MS, Strength, MS
- Switch bird to slot 1 before Archie
- Archie: (let slave die), Guard Spec., X Attack, X Speed, Strength+X Attack+Strength, Tackle+Strength, MS

HERB SHOP
- Shopping: Buy 2 Energypowders, 2 Energy Roots and 2 Heal Powders
> Buy 1/2/3 if you have an extra Super Potion but no Full Heal

LAVARIDGE GYM
- Before Flannery, switch Marshtomp to slot 1 and heal to 43+ HP
> If you have 28-42 HP, heal on turn 1 of the fight
- Flannery: X Attack x3-4, get poisoned, Strength x2, MS
> Use X Specials to stall
- If 1-30 HP, walk around in Flannery's room to deathwarp. If 31+, Super Repel and get candy

PETALBURG GYM
- Delcatty: MS+Strength+Strength
- Linoone: MS+Strength+Strength+Strength
- If below 42 HP, heal to full
- Zangoose: MS+MS
- Heal to full
- Norman: X Defend, X Attack x2, MS+MS+MS, MS+(heal to 44 HP)+Strength, MS+MS+MS
- Exit on the right side

PETALBURG CITY
- Super Repel + teach Surf over Tackle about 5 tiles before water
- Shopping: Buy 3 Super Potions, 1 Escape Rope, 6 X Speeds and 7 X Attacks
> If high on healing items, buy 2 Super Potions and 8 X Speeds

ROUTE 103
- If you see a Tentacool, kill it
- Super Repel on spinner bag manip

ROUTE 110
- Skip candy if you got desert candy
- If you see a Tentacool, kill it

WEATHER INSTITUTE
- Grunt 1: MS
- Grunt 2: Strength, MS
- Shelly: MS, Surf+Surf (all Surfs in Torrent)
> YOLO through Swagger if can survive hurting self+Bite; otherwise use Heal Powder
- Take bed on the way out

ROUTE 119
- If on low exp. route, menu BEFORE rival:
> Use a Super Repel
> Candy twice to L33
> Remove Castform's Mystic Water
> Remove Soft Sand
> From the Pokemon menu, equip Mystic Water
- Rival 3: X Attack x2, X Speed, Strength x3 (MS Wailmer if L31)
- If on high exp. route, menu AFTER rival:
> Use a Super Repel
> Heal for Winona with mid HP (not torrent or high)
> Candy twice to L34
> Remove Castform's Mystic Water
> Remove Soft Sand
> From the Pokemon menu, equip Mystic Water

FORTREE GYM
- Bird Keeper: Surf
- Picnicker: Strength+Strength (Surf(+RS) in Torrent)
- Heal to 55+ HP for Winona
- If healing for Winona and didn't repel for desert candy, use a Super Repel
- Winona: X Special, Surf, X Attack x5, (Heal Powder), X Speed, Strength, (Surf+)Surf, Strength
> Use X Speed on Skarmory if not in Torrent and will get it from Aerial Ace

ROUTE 120
- If didn't repel for desert candy or in gym, repel before first patch
- If repelled for desert candy, YOLO the first patch
- If repelled in gym, YOLO the lone grass tile

ROUTE 121
- Get Persim Berries, then run-into-bike manip Jessica
- When the Super Repel wears off near Lilycove:
> Use another Super Repel
> Heal to 10+ HP
> Teach Fly to flier

MT. PYRE
- Grunt 1: Strength x3
- Grunt 2: Strength, MS (MS both if low on Strengths)
- Get Rare Candy
- Fly to Slateport

AQUA HIDEOUT
- Get Master Ball
- Matt: MS x2, Surf
- On the first water tile on the way out, use a Super Repel

MOSSDEEP CITY
- Shopping: 6 Hyper Potions, 6 Max Repels (or 4/6 and max Full Heals)
- Get Dive, then bike to the gym

MOSSDEEP GYM
- Two tiles after entering:
> Use a Max Repel
> Heal to 38+ HP
> Teach Dive over MS
- Xatu: Surf+Surf (can sometimes finish with Strength)
> Heal after turn 1 Night Shade if <38 HP
- T&L: X Speed, adapt
> General strat is to Surf unless Solrock is charging Solarbeam (then use Dive)

SEAFLOOR CAVERN
- Use a Max Repel and heal to 40+ HP on spinner bag manip
- After passing the spinner, run everywhere
- Shelly: Surf+Strength, Surf
- Heal to 37+ HP for Archie
- Archie: Guard Spec., X Special x2, X Speed, Surf x3
> You need to get Torrent. Set up X Speed on Crobat if this requires multiple hits
> Use Persim to heal confusion

ROUTE 126
- Use a Max Repel when the previous one wears off

CAVE OF ORIGIN
- Run in the Waterfall room
- After catching Kyogre:
> Use Rare Candy on Kyogre
> (Teach Waterfall to Kyogre with <146 or 150+ Sp. Atk)
> (Teach Surf to Kyogre with 146+ Sp. Atk)
> Teach Shock Wave to Kyogre
> Moveset should be Surf/Shock Wave/Ice Beam/Hydro Pump or Waterfall/Shock Wave/Ice Beam/Hydro Pump
> Give Kyogre a Persim Berry
> Use an Escape Rope

SOOTOPOLIS CITY
- After exiting the cave:
> Remove Swampert's Mystic Water
> Switch Kyogre to slot 1
> Fly to Sootopolis (mash A)

Kyogre ranges: https://www.dropbox.com/s/036ge90ixcvob35/Kyogre%20ranges.xlsx?dl=0

SOOTOPOLIS GYM
- Wallace: (X Speed with 100+), SW, X Spec, HP, SW, SW/HP, SW+SW
> X Spec on Luvdisc or Sealeo if you can't reliably kill Whiscash after Amnesia
- After exiting, Fly to Mossdeep
> Remove Persim on this menu if you have it

ROUTE 126
- Upon entering the water:
> Use another Max Repel
> Give Mystic Water to Kyogre
> Teach Waterfall to Kyogre if you haven't yet

VICTORY ROAD
- Hope: IB
- Shannon: Surf
- Julie: WF x2
- Edgar: Surf
> 155 Sp. Atk guarantees Cacturne
> Can IB instead, but then need to save a Surf elsewhere (X Spec Sidney+Surf Cacturne, or Surf a Flygon)
- Wally: 90 Speed ties Gardevoir

ELITE FOUR
- Try to skip Full Restores
- If you haven't taught Surf, remember to do it when you run out of Hydro Pump PP
- Sidney: Surf, IB, SW/HP, WF, IB
> Consider using X Spec on Mightyena, Sharpedo or Shiftry
> 101 Speed outspeeds Sharpedo
> 97 Speed outspeeds Shiftry
> 160 Sp. Atk guarantees Shiftry
- Phoebe: Surf x2, WF x2, SW+Surf
> 153 Sp. Atk guarantees first Dusclops
> Consider X Spec on Sableye (SB does about 45)
- Glacia: (X Speed+X Special if slower than first Glalie), Surf, X Spec, SW, X Spec, SW, WF, SW
> If you get Light Screen on turn 2, X Spec+WF+X Spec+WF, SW x2, WF, SW
> 160 Sp. Atk guarantees first Glalie
> 150 Sp. Atk guarantees first Sealeo at +2
> 157 Sp. Atk guarantees second Sealeo at +2
> 164 Sp. Atk guarantees Walrein at +3
> Second Sealeo and second Glalie are free setup
- Drake: IB, (X Speed), IB x4
> 98 Speed outspeeds Altaria at +1 (can't tie)
> 116 Speed outspeeds Flygons
> 120 Speed ties Salamence
> 176 Sp. Atk guarantees Flygons with Surf
- Steven: X Spec, Surf x6 (can WF all except Cradily/Metagross)
> 92 Speed is slower than Skarmory, Claydol and Metagross
> 93 Speed ties Skarmory and probably Claydol/Metagross
> 94 Speed might tie Claydol/Metagross
> 156 Sp. Atk guarantees Cradily at +1

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