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These Training Hotspots are only available to players who have reached Port Decca and beyond, training for upcoming plot-related big fights on Crescent Island. View other tabs to the right for earlier hotspots.

Experience Points

Beach Bum Joe

Beach Bum Joe under the stairs for fish market on Decca Beach.

A late addition of the game features the opening of Decca Beach and introduces a new EXP training spot — the only Trainer over there named Beach Bum Joe, with his party providing a sum of 7528 EXP Points, overriding Punk Guy Nathaniel by a bit more than 700 EXP to become the ideal EXP grinding place. At this point of the game, destructive attacks are expected and all 3 of his Pokémon possess those moves, so be extra careful when battling him.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Beach Bum Joe (Decca Beach) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $992
Available for rematches — EXP and Special Attack Hotspot
Vileplume-M XY
VileplumeGrass
Poison
Lv. 61ChlorophyllNone28233 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Petal Dance, Petal Blizzard, Stun Spore, Poison Powder
Golduck XY
GolduckWaterLv. 61Cloud NineNone22872 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Hydro Pump, Psych Up, Amnesia, Wonder Room
Exeggutor-Kanto XY
Exeggutor
Kanto Form
Grass
Psychic
Lv. 62ChlorophyllNone24182 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Leaf Storm, Wood Hammer, Psyshock, Egg Bomb
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.

Black Belt Hagar

Black Belt Hagar under a green mushroom in Route 13.

With the Scientists in Secret Lab saying no for rematches, Rising Star Darren on Route 11 remains as the best Trainer for getting rich quickly with his reward of 2760 dollars upon victory. As always, be cautious with Krokorok's Foul Play inflicting massive damage, Trapinch's Ability Arena Trap preventing switching, and also the persistent sandstorm which can wear down any Pokémon that are not at least partially Ground, Rock or Steel.

Black Belt Hagar on 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.

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
Trainer: Black Belt Hagar (Route 13) Poké BallPoké Ball Reward: $2592
Available for rematches — Money Hotspot
Scrafty XY
ScraftyDark
Fighting
Lv. 54MoxieNone19781 Def
1 Sp. Def
Attacks: Rock Climb, Facade, Scary Face, Crunch
Poliwrath XY
PoliwrathWater
Fighting
Lv. 54Water AbsorbNone26033 Def
Attacks: Mind Reader, Double Slap, Circle Throw, Dynamic Punch
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

Mountaineer Tawnya

Mountaineer Tawnya after a set of stairs on Route 15.

No new HP grinding spot has appeared, so Mountaineer Tawnya on Route 15 continues to be the only Trainer in Roria to qualify as HP Training Hotspot. Her party gives 4 HP EVs in total, but her Piloswine also gives 1 Physical Attack EV, so players need to bring Pokémon which also have to train in that stat and turn EXP Share off if they have bought this game pass. Otherwise, they will be required to spend some BP and purchase Attack Reset items in BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Mountaineer Tawnya (Route 15) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1792
Available for rematches — HP Hotspot
Snorunt XY
SnoruntIceLv. 55Inner FocusNone7071 HP
Attacks: Frost Breath, Crunch, Blizzard, Hail
Piloswine-F XY
PiloswineIce
Ground
Lv. 55Snow CloakNone18621 HP
1 Atk
Attacks: Thrash, Blizzard, Earthquake, Mist
Glalie XY
GlalieIceLv. 56Ice BodyNone20162 HP
Attacks: Frost Breath, Blizzard, Hail, Crunch
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.
Route 14

The huge cavern of ruins on Route 14.

Should the additional Physical Attack EV from Tawnya's Piloswine prove to be disruptive, players can fall back to the alternative spot on Route 14 train for HP EVs. Loudred and Clefairy give out 2 HP EVs, while Makuhita gives 1 HP EV. These 3 species are the targets among those Wild Pokémon in that huge cavern.

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. 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 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.

Physical Attack

Rising Star Darren

Rising Star Darren next to a cactus on Route 11.

Adventurer Tanner

Adventurer Tanner in the snow piles on Route 15.

In addition to the money he gives, Rising Star Darren on Route 11 is excellent as always when it comes to Physical Attack EVs. His team grants 5 Attack EVs — one less than other hotspots players may recognize, but he does not provide any unwanted EVs. Be on the alert for the afore-mentioned threats, namely Krokorok's Foul Play, Trapinch's Ability Arena Trap and also the constant sandstorm.

Adventurer Tanner on Route 15 can also be used to train in Physical Attack EVs. His party provides a total of 6 Physical Attack EVs, one more than Darren's team in fact. Unfortunately, there is an unwanted EV stashed in, so similar to the drill on Mountaineer Tawnya's Piloswine, players may need to bring some other Pokémon that also needs Sp. Def EVs to defeat Tanner's Beedrill, or purchase Sp. Def Reset items.

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
Trainer: Adventurer Tanner (Route 15) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $880
Available for rematches — EXP and Attack Hotspot
Toxicroak-M XY
ToxicroakPoison
Fighting
Lv. 55AnticipationNone20272 Atk
Attacks: Sludge Bomb, Poison Jab, Venoshock, Nasty Plot
Carnivine XY
CarnivineGrassLv. 55LevitateNone18732 Atk
Attacks: Power Whip, Wring Out, Crunch, Swallow
Beedrill XY
BeedrillBug
Poison
Lv. 55SwarmNone20382 Atk
1 Sp. Def
Attacks: Poison Jab, Fell Stinger, Agility, Endeavor
Some of the rewards, Pokémon Levels and EXP Points in the above matches have been modified during certain updates. Please check the corresponding location page for details. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Physical Defense

Hiker Jackson

Hiker Jackson under the ledge on Cragonos Cliffs.

No new Trainer has ever threatened the position of Hiker Jackson, located on Cragonos Cliffs, being the ideal Trainer for Physical Defense EVs. His squad of Kantonian Geodude family offers 6 Defense EVs upon defeat. Be wary of the devastating attack Self-Destruct and the Ability Sturdy preventing instant knockout.

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

Beach Bum Joe

Beach Bum Joe under the stairs for fish market on Decca Beach.

The popular demand on a true Special Attack grinding location is finally heeded. In addition to a huge amount of EXP points, Beach Bum Joe — the only Trainer on Decca Beach, happens to completely outclass Igneus Depths and becomes the greatest Sp. Atk training ground as well. His 3 powerful Pokémon offer a total of 7 Sp. Atk EVs when defeated. Players are warned again that Joe's Pokémon hit extremely hard with their attacks like Petal Dance, Hydro Pump and Leaf Storm.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Beach Bum Joe (Decca Beach) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $992
Available for rematches — EXP and Special Attack Hotspot
Vileplume-M XY
VileplumeGrass
Poison
Lv. 61ChlorophyllNone28233 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Petal Dance, Petal Blizzard, Stun Spore, Poison Powder
Golduck XY
GolduckWaterLv. 61Cloud NineNone22872 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Hydro Pump, Psych Up, Amnesia, Wonder Room
Exeggutor-Kanto XY
Exeggutor
Kanto Form
Grass
Psychic
Lv. 62ChlorophyllNone28232 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Leaf Storm, Wood Hammer, Psyshock, Egg Bomb
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Special Defense

Flower Garden

The Flower Garden on Route 10.

The lack of Trainers mainly giving out Special Defense EVs persists into such a late stage of this game, so players are once again required to return for the Flower Garden on Route 10 if they are going for Special Defense EVs. Simply defeat anything, but Petilil, and players can gradually rack up on Sp. Def EVs for their Pokémon.

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.

There is a Trainer posing great potential to be the new Speed hotspot in Cosmeos Valley, only to refuse any rematches. Therefore, Camper Pal on Route 9 continues living up to his name and holds the record to be the optimal Trainer for players to earn Speed EVs, as he gives 5 Speed EVs in total. Just watch out for his Grovyle's Pursuit plus the threat of paralysis induced by his Pichu.

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.