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In Pokémon Brick Bronze, there are some Training Hotspots, which are either optimal places with the majority of wild Pokémon providing a certain kind of Effort Values, or trainers who are available for rematches rewarding a single kind of EV, a significant amount of money, or EXP Points. These hotspots are popular among veteran and competitive Pokémon Brick Bronze players for training and racking up money quickly, as well as gaining specific Effort Values efficiently.

Rematching Trainers

Similar to core series Pokémon games, Pokémon Brick Bronze provides trainers who are available for rematches. To battle them again, players simply need to talk with them after returning — VS Seeker, Pokénav and Pokégear do not exist in this game currently. There are 3 easy ways for players to be able to rematch Trainers:

Note: It is highly recommended that players should manually save the game after each battle before leaving the game, in order to prevent losing all of the progress during that time.

Passing Through Gates

One way for players to rematch Trainers is by simply leaving the area and coming back to it. However, players must pass through a gate completely to the next area before the Trainer can be battled again. If the player fails to pass through a gate that connects the two areas, all Trainers that have been battled in the previous area will not be available for a rematch. In addition, it can also be troublesome if the Trainer in question is far away from the gates or a large area of wild encounters is blocking the player's path.

Rejoining

Another way for players to rematch Trainers is by leaving the game itself and rejoining. However, it can also be somewhat tedious, as the player has to keep restarting the game after saving and leaving in order to battle Trainers again, and reloading the game is rather time-consuming. On the upside, once the player restarts the game again, they will always respawn at where the player saved.

Recreational Teleportation Device

The final way for players to rematch Trainers is by using Player Search function in the Recreational Teleportation Device. The Player Search is the most efficient way for players to keep battling Trainers for EV Training, as the player can simultaneously save the game and be able to rematch Trainers. All the player needs to do is open the RTD, choose "Player Search" and click the "Join" button next to player's friends who are listed as in "Adventure" mode. Entering any name that is on the server with them (including the player's own name) and clicking "Join", as well as accessing either Battle Colosseum or Trade Resort then returning to Adventure Mode also works, enabling players to heal via the PCs in those places. Although it is extremely efficient, the Player Search only works if the RTD has a good signal in the area, which means that it will fail if the player is far away from a town/city or a Pokémon Centre.

Experience Points

Punk Guy Nathaniel

Punk Guy Nathaniel above the first Rock Climb slope in Route 14.

Camper Henry

Camper Henry — the 3rd trainer on Route 12.

Adventurer Jesper

Adventurer Jesper above the Rock Climb pillar in Cragonos Mines.

Punk Guy Nathaniel in Route 14 is currently the best spot because his team gives a total of 6792 EXP Points per battle. However, he requires Harvest Badge and HM8 Rock Climb to reach. Adventurer Tanner — the third trainer on Route 15, is the second best EXP grinding spot, giving 5938 EXP Points upon defeat, while also functioning as one of the Physical Attack hotspots.

Camper Henry on Route 12 is suitable for players who have the Crater Badge and HM6 Rock Smash with 5674 EXP Points granted upon victory, but players are advised to watch out for Tauros' ability, Intimidate. Adventurer Jesper in Upper Cragonos Mines serves trainers who have Float or Soaring Badges, with 5204 EXP Points awarded upon defeat.

TrainerPokémonTypeLevelImageEXPEV Yield Reward
Punk Guy Nathaniel
(Route 14) *
EXP Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
ScraftyDark
Fighting
Lv. 56
Scrafty XY
20521 Def
1 Sp. Def
$1792
KrookodileGround
Dark
Lv. 56
Krookodile XY
27483 Atk
CacturneGrass
Dark
Lv. 56
Cacturne-M XY
19921 Atk
1 Sp. Atk
Adventurer Tanner
(Route 15) *
EXP and Physical Attack Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
ToxicroakPoison
Fighting
Lv. 55
Toxicroak-M XY
20272 Atk
$880
CarnivineGrassLv. 55
Carnivine XY
18732 Atk
BeedrillBug
Poison
Lv. 55
Beedrill XY
20382 Atk
1 Sp. Def
Camper Henry
(Route 12) *
EXP Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Tauros ×2NormalLv. 51
Tauros XY
1879 ×21 Atk
1 Speed each
$1248
MiltankNormalLv. 52
Miltank XY
19162 Def
Adventurer Jesper
(Cragonos Mines) *
EXP Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
FlareonFireLv. 33
Flareon XY
13012 Atk
$528
VaporeonWaterLv. 33
Vaporeon XY
13012 HP
GlaceonIceLv. 33
Glaceon XY
13012 Sp. Atk
JolteonElectricLv. 33
Jolteon XY
13012 Speed


There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.

Money

Rising Star Darren

Rising Star Darren next to a cactus on Route 11.

Black Belt Hagar

Black Belt Hagar under a green mushroom in Route 13.

Rising Star Darren on Route 11 is currently the best Trainer for getting rich quickly. He provides the highest amount of money out of all trainers available for rematches at this point, giving 2760 dollars upon victory. The RTD works on Route 11 despite being located in a desert, allowing players to keep battling him continuously without leaving the game. However, players must be careful that sandstorm can wear down any Pokémon that are not at least partially Steel-type, Ground-type or Rock-type, so players must either carry sufficient healing items or constantly teleport to Battle Colosseum / Trade Resort if they want to keep battling without retreating to Anthian City or Aredia City for healing. Also, Krokorok's Foul Play can cause massive damage for all-out offensive Pokémon, while Trapinch's Ability Arena Trap prevents switching except for Flying-type Pokémon or those with Ability Levitate.

Black Belt Hagar in Route 13 is a decent alternative for players who have teams vulnerable to sandstorms, Foul Play and Ground-type attacks. His money reward is almost 2600 dollars, only slightly lower than that of Darren.

TrainerPokémonTypeLevelImageEXPEV Yield Reward
Rising Star Darren
(Route 11) *
Physical Attack and Money Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Krokorok ×2Ground
Dark
Lv. 46
Krokorok XY
1212 ×22 Atk
each
$2760
TrapinchGroundLv. 45
Trapinch XY
5991 Atk
Black Belt Hagar
(Route 13) *
Money Hotspot
Poké BallPoké Ball
ScraftyDark
Fighting
Lv. 54
Scrafty XY
19781 Def
1 Sp. Def
$2592
PoliwrathWater
Fighting
Lv. 54
Poliwrath XY
26033 Def


There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.

Effort Values

HP

Mountaineer Tawnya

Mountaineer Tawnya after a set of stairs on Route 15.

Appearing late in the game, Mountaineer Tawnya — the second trainer on Route 15, is the first trainer in Roria to qualify as HP training hotspot. Her party gives 4 HP EVs in total, while, her Piloswine also gives 1 Physical Attack EV as well, so players need to bring Pokémon which also have to train in that stat (unless he or she has the Exp. Share Game Pass, which the player would have to turn off). Otherwise, they will be required to spend some BP and purchase Attack Reset items in the BP Shop in the Colosseum Marketplace.

TrainerPokémonTypeLevelImageEXPEV Yield Reward
Mountaineer Tawnya
(Route 15) *
HP Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
SnoruntIceLv. 55
Snorunt XY
7071 HP
$1792
PiloswineIce
Ground
Lv. 55
Piloswine-F XY
18621 HP
1 Atk
GlalieIceLv. 56
Glalie XY
20162 HP
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.

Route 14 is also a great place to train for HP EVs, as Loudred and Clefairy give out 2 HP EVs, while Makuhita gives 1 HP EV. Although the Pokémon species over there are rather diverse, these 3 species are still common enough that the benefits outweigh the costs.

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results.

PokémonType ImageRarityItems EV Yield
Walking Cave Lv. 32-36
MakuhitaFighting
Makuhita XY
CommonNone1 HP
LoudredNormal
Loudred XY
UncommonNone2 HP
ClefairyFairy
Clefairy XY
UncommonNone2 HP


Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Physical Attack

Gentleman Nolan

Gentleman Nolan — the most recognized trainer on Route 8.

Adventurer Tanner

Adventurer Tanner in the snow piles on Route 15.

Worker Deven

Worker Deven — vanished after the Anthian City update.

In addition to the money he gives, Rising Star Darren on Route 11 is also currently the best Trainer when it comes to Physical Attack EVs. His team grants 5 Attack EVs — one less than Gentleman Nolan and Adventurer Tanner, but this is a benefit, as he doesn't provide any unwanted EVs. Nevertheless, players are advised again that sandstorm can wear down any Pokémon that are not at least partially Steel-type, Ground-type or Rock-type. Also, Krokorok's Foul Play can cause massive damage for all-out offensive Pokémon.

Gentleman Nolan on Route 8 and Adventurer Tanner on Route 15 can also be used to train in Physical Attack EVs. Both of them provide a total of 6 Physical Attack EVs, one more than Darren's team in fact. Unfortunately, both of their parties have unwanted EVs stashed in, so players may need to bring some other Pokémon that can use some HP and Speed EVs to defeat Nolan's Delcatty or some Pokémon that also needs Sp. Def EVs to defeat Tanner's Beedrill. Purchasing HP, Sp. Def and Speed Reset items can also be considered as an alternative.

Originally, Worker Deven at the end of Cragonos Mines was the best Trainer for obtaining Physical Attack EVs before Anthian City was accessible, as he gave an amount of 6 Physical Attack EVs in total. Unfortunately, after Anthian City was opened, Deven vanished from the mines to work in Tinbell Tower. This hotspot has been taken over by Rising Star Darren shortly afterwards, however.

TrainerPokémonTypeLevelImageEXPEV Yield Reward
Rising Star Darren
(Route 11) *
Physical Attack Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Krokorok ×2Ground
Dark
Lv. 46
Krokorok XY
1212 ×22 Atk
each
$2760
TrapinchGroundLv. 45
Trapinch XY
5991 Atk
Gentleman Nolan
(Route 8) *
Physical Attack Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
GibleDragon
Ground
Lv. 22
Gible-M XY
2821 Atk
$1656
HerdierNormalLv. 23
Herdier XY
6402 Atk
GrowlitheFireLv. 22
Growlithe XY
3301 Atk
WeepinbellGrass
Poison
Lv. 23
Weepinbell XY
6752 Atk
DelcattyNormalLv. 23
Delcatty XY
6551 HP
1 Speed
Adventurer Tanner
(Route 15) *
EXP and Physical Attack Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
ToxicroakPoison
Fighting
Lv. 55
Toxicroak-M XY
20272 Atk
$880
CarnivineGrassLv. 55
Carnivine XY
18732 Atk
BeedrillBug
Poison
Lv. 55
Beedrill XY
20382 Atk
1 Sp. Def
Some of the rewards, Pokémon Levels and EXP Points in the above matches have been modified during certain updates. Please check the trivia section for details.

Physical Defense

Hiker Jackson

Hiker Jackson under the ledge on Cragonos Cliffs.

Hiker Anson

Hiker Anson — the second to the final trainer on Route 8.

Hiker Jackson, located on Cragonos Cliffs, is currently the best trainer for Defense EVs, as he offers 6 Defense EVs upon defeat. While Hiker Anson on Route 8 also gives out the same amount of Effort Values, Jackson is much easier to train with when the player has reached Cragonos Cliffs. This is because there is a Pokémon Centre nearby, which allows players to heal up their teams and restock on Potions, while also enabling the use of Player Search function on RTD to keep saving and battling him again, whereas players would be forced to save and leave the game or area before they are able to have a rematch with Hiker Anson. In addition, players can also enter Cragonos Mines briefly when on the way to heal their Pokémon, to enable rematches quickly.

Regardless of which person to fight though, it is highly recommended to bring along Pokémon that have access to multi-hit moves like Bullet Seed or Water Shuriken in order to get past Sturdy — an ability that almost always prevents an instant knockout. Additionally, players need to be wary of Self-Destruct — a move that can severely damage a Pokémon unless they resist or are immune to it.

TrainerPokémonTypeLevelImageEXPEV Yield Reward
Hiker Jackson
(Cragonos Cliffs) *
Physical Defense Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Geodude
Kanto Form
Rock
Ground
Lv. 32
Geodude-Kanto XY
4111 Def
$1152
Graveler
Kanto Form
Rock
Ground
Lv. 34
Graveler-Kanto XY
9982 Def
Golem
Kanto Form
Rock
Ground
Lv. 36
Golem-Kanto XY
16813 Def
Hiker Anson
(Route 8) *
Physical Defense Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Graveler ×2
Kanto Form
Rock
Ground
Lv. 24
Graveler-Kanto XY
704 ×22 Def
each
$800
RhyhornGround
Rock
Lv. 25
Rhyhorn-M XY
3691 Def
OnixRock
Ground
Lv. 24
Onix XY
3961 Def
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.

Special Attack

Mt. Igneus

Mt. Igneus — the volcano.

Igneus Depths

Igneus Depths — the deeper section of Mt. Igneus.

Hiker Darrel

Hiker Darrel on the way to Igneus Depths in Mt. Igneus.

Hiker Darrel in Mt. Igneus is currently the only Trainer solely focusing on Special Attack EVs, as he gives 3 Sp. Atk EVs in total. However, the RTD does not work near him, so players are forced to either save and leave the game or area. Luckily, half of the Wild Pokémon in the volcano give out Sp. Atk EVs, with the rare Heatmor giving out 2 Special Attack EVs, so players benefit more by staying around in order to encounter these wild Pokémon than battling Darrel.

For players who have access to HM8 Rock Climb, the deeper part known as Igneus Depths are even better for training Sp. Atk, because 4 of the 5 wild Pokémon species give Sp. Atk EVs, with Heatmor and Magmar giving 2 of each upon defeat.

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Walking Cave Lv. 9-11 / 25-27
SlugmaFire
Slugma XY
CommonNone1 Sp. Atk
NumelFire
Ground
Numel-M XY
Numel-F XY
CommonNone1 Sp. Atk
HeatmorFire
Heatmor XY
RareNone2 Sp. Atk
MagmarFire
Magmar XY
RareNone2 Sp. Atk
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

TrainerPokémonTypeLevelImageEXPEV Yield Reward
Lava Pool Chamber
Hiker Darrel
(Mt. Igneus) *
Special Attack Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Slugma ×2FireLv. 15
Slugma XY
160 ×21 Sp. Atk
each
$480
NumelFire
Ground
Lv. 15
Numel-M XY
1961 Sp. Atk
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.

Special Defense

The Flower Garden

The Flower Garden on Route 10.

While there are no Trainers that mainly give out Special Defense EVs as of now, there are places where players can go to quickly earn them. The Flower Garden on Route 10 is considered to be the best place for Special Defense EVs, as Hoppip and Spoink appear quite commonly and give out 1 Sp. Def EV upon defeat. In addition, an uncommon Pokémon, Floette, gives out 2 Sp. Def EVs. The combination of these three Pokémon can allow players to literally achieve the maximum amount within a couple of hours or so, depending on boosts.

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results.

PokémonType ImageRarityItems EV Yield
Garden Flowers Lv. 20-23
HoppipGrass
Flying
Hoppip XY
CommonNone1 Sp. Def
SpoinkPsychic
Spoink XY
CommonNone1 Sp. Def
Floette
Fairy
Floette-Red XY

Red Flower

Floette-Orange XY

Orange Flower

Rare None 2 Sp. Def
Floette-White XY

White Flower

Floette-Yellow XY

Yellow Flower

Very Rare
Floette
Blue Flower
Fairy
Floette-Blue XY
Very Rare
1%
None2 Sp. Def
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Speed

Camper Pal

Camper Pal standing in front of the gate to Grove of Dreams on Route 9.

Beach Babe Samantha

Beach Babe Samantha — the 4th trainer on the Battle Pier.

Camper Pal on Route 9 is currently the best Trainer for players to earn Speed EVs, as he gives 5 Speed EVs in total. In addition, he is located near the Grove of Dreams gate, which means players can quickly leave Route 9 and rematch him again. The Player Search function also works near him, so players don't even need to move in order to battle him again. However, players are advised to watch out for his Grovyle's Pursuit, especially with Ghost-type and Psychic-type Pokémon, as they are particularly vulnerable to it.

To avoid the problem induced by Pursuit, players can also ask Beach Babe Samantha on the Battle Pier of Rosecove Beach for rematches. Her party consists of the Staryu family, giving out a total of 4 Speed EVs. While Electric-type and Grass-type attacks are supposed to make short work of her team, both of her Staryu have access to Camouflage to change their types according to the environment — in this case, from Water to Normal, which gets rid of both weaknesses to the afore-mentioned types, and also makes their Swift hit for more damage due to same-type attack bonus. Unfortunately, the RTD Signal on Rosecove Beach has become jammed, possibly due to the introduction of Manaphy Event, and players have to either rejoin or leave the beach, or else she won't be available for rematches.

TrainerPokémonTypeLevelImageEXPEV Yield Reward
Camper Pal
(Route 9) *
Speed Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
PichuElectricLv. 29
Pichu XY
2541 Speed $744
GrovyleGrassLv. 30
Grovyle XY
9122 Speed
LinooneNormalLv. 31
Linoone XY
9762 Speed
Beach Babe Samantha
(Rosecove Beach) *
Speed Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Staryu ×2WaterLv. 25
Staryu XY
364 ×21 Speed each$432
StarmieWater
Psychic
Lv. 27
Starmie XY
10532 Speed
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.