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These Training Hotspots are suitable for players who have reached Aredia City and are training for Aredia Gym. For players who have already proceeded to further cities, please view other sets of newer hotspots.

Experience Points

Adventurer Jesper

Adventurer Jesper above the Rock Climb pillar in Cragonos Mines

Adventurer Jesper in Upper Cragonos Mines continues to be the hotspot for grinding EXP. His party of Eeveelutions provide a total of 5204 EXP Points, which will help strengthening players' Pokémon if the upcoming Gym match prove to be too much. Retreat to the Pokémon Centre on Cragonos Cliffs for healing and bypassing the RTD Signal issue.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Adventurer Jesper Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $528
Available for rematches — EXP Hotspot
Flareon XY
FlareonFireLv. 33Flash FireNone13012 Atk
Attacks: Fire Fang, Fire Spin, Scary Face, Smog
Vaporeon XY
VaporeonWaterLv. 33Water AbsorbNone13012 HP
Attacks: Aurora Beam, Aqua Ring, Acid Armor, Haze
Glaceon XY
GlaceonIceLv. 33Snow CloakNone13012 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Ice Fang, Barrier, Ice Shard, Mirror Coat
Jolteon XY
JolteonElectricLv. 33Volt AbsorbNone13012 Speed
Attacks: Thunder Fang, Pin Missile, Agility, Thunder Wave
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Money

Rising Star Darren

Rising Star Darren next to a cactus on Route 11.

If players desperately need money to buy the expensive Mega Stones or flats in Anthian City, they have found the right place. With Soaring Badge and Sky Train Pass in possession, Route 11 is unlocked and Rising Star Darren over there is the ideal Trainer for getting rich quickly. He provides the highest amount of money out of all Trainers available for rematches, giving 2760 dollars upon victory. However, players must be careful that sandstorm can wear down any Pokémon that do not belong to Ground-type, Rock-type or Steel-type. On the other hand, Krokorok's Foul Play can cause massive damage to all-out offensive Pokémon, while Trapinch's Ability Arena Trap prevents switching except for Flying-type and Ghost-type Pokémon, or those with Ability Levitate.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Rising Star Darren (Route 11) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $2760
Available for rematches — Money and Physical Attack Hotspot
Krokorok XY
Krokorok ×2Ground
Dark
Lv. 46MoxieNone1212 ×22 Atk
each
Attacks: Foul Play, Dig, Sandstorm, Scary Face
Trapinch XY
TrapinchGroundLv. 45Arena TrapNone5991 Atk
Attacks: Hyper Beam, Superpower, Earthquake, Sandstorm
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Effort Values

HP

The earliest HP training ground appears on Route 14. Players have to live without one until they get past Fluoruma City, which is fortunately just the next major city after Aredia.

Physical Attack

Rising Star Darren on Route 11 also surpasses Gentleman Nolan to be the new Physical Attack hotspot. While it seems to be a regression that Darren's team gives only 5 Attack EVs — one fewer than Nolan's party, there is actually no other redundant EV to worry about, which makes Darren a pure hotspot and turns the regression to an improvement. Be careful of Krokorok's Foul Play, Trapinch's Ability Arena Trap and also the constant sandstorm while training here. Luckily, despite being a desert, RTD still receives signal presumably due to the Sky Train Terminus nearby, which is another enhancement from Nolan's spot, allowing players to simply teleport for Battle Colosseum or Trade Resort for healing and also allowing Darren to get ready for another battle, without requiring to retreat to Anthian or Aredia, both cities being rather far from his location.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Rising Star Darren (Route 11) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $2760
Available for rematches — Money and Physical Attack Hotspot
Krokorok XY
Krokorok ×2Ground
Dark
Lv. 46MoxieNone1212 ×22 Atk
each
Attacks: Foul Play, Dig, Sandstorm, Scary Face
Trapinch XY
TrapinchGroundLv. 45Arena TrapNone5991 Atk
Attacks: Hyper Beam, Superpower, Earthquake, Sandstorm
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Physical Defense

Hiker Jackson

Hiker Jackson under the ledge on Cragonos Cliffs.

Hiker Jackson on Cragonos Cliffs is still the greatest Trainer for Physical Defense EVs. His Kantonian Geodude family offers 6 Defense EVs upon defeat, while the Pokémon Centre nearby allows players to directly fly back to Cragonos Cliffs once they have acquired HM Fly at this point of the game, making him much more accessible than before. Be wary of Ability Sturdy that prevents an instant knockout, as well as the attack Self-Destruct for its destructive power.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Hiker Jackson (Cragonos Cliffs) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1152
Available for rematches — Physical Defense Hotspot
Geodude-Kanto XY
Geodude
Kanto Form
Rock
Ground
Lv. 32SturdyNone4111 Def
Attacks: Self-Destruct, Bulldoze, Rock Blast, Stealth Rock
Graveler-Kanto XY
Graveler
Kanto Form
Rock
Ground
Lv. 34Rock HeadNone9982 Def
Attacks: Self-Destruct, Bulldoze, Rock Blast, Stealth Rock
Golem-Kanto XY
Golem
Kanto Form
Rock
Ground
Lv. 36SturdyNone16813 Def
Attacks: Self-Destruct, Bulldoze, Rock Blast, Stealth Rock
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Special Attack

Special Attack is another stat which lacks a training ground until much later in-game. Push forward and acquire 2 more Gym Badges for the first Sp. Atk hotspot.

Special Defense

Flower Garden

The Flower Garden on Route 10.

There is no new Trainer giving out Special Defense EVs as of now, so the Flower Garden on Route 10 remains to be the best place for Sp. Def EVs, because 4 out of the 5 available Pokémon species provide Sp. Def EVs. Hoppip and Spoink appear quite easily and drop 1 Sp. Def EV upon defeat. On the other hand, Floette and the newly-added Comfey give out 2 Sp. Def EVs respectively. Remember to avoid Petilil because it yields Sp. Atk EV instead.

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
UncommonNone1 Sp. Def
ComfeyFairy
Comfey SM
RareMisty Seed2 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 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. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

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.

Camper Pal on Route 9 continues to be the optimal location for Speed EV grinding. Pal's team gives a total of 5 Speed EVs in conjunction with the advantages on being easily accessible from Rosecove City, plus the RTD Signal coverage. Players are advised to be on the alert for his Grovyle's Pursuit, as well as his Pichu's Thunder Wave and Ability Static.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Camper Pal (Route 9) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $744
Available for rematches — Speed Hotspot
Pichu XY
PichuElectricLv. 29StaticNone2511 Speed
Attacks: Thunder Wave, Nasty Plot, Charm, Sweet Kiss
Grovyle XY
GrovyleGrassLv. 30OvergrowNone9122 Speed
Attacks: Leaf Blade, Mega Drain, Pursuit, Agility
Linoone XY
LinooneNormalLv. 31UnknownNone9762 Speed
Attacks: Covet, Fury Swipes, Bestow, Mud Sport
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.