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These Training Hotspots are suitable for players who have reached Frostveil City and are training for Frostveil Gym plus the Rival Battle afterwards. For players who already proceeded to further towns, please refer to the newest hotspot groups.

Experience Points

Punk Guy Nathaniel

Punk Guy Nathaniel — 1st Trainer on Route 14.

Adventurer Tanner

Adventurer Tanner in the snow piles on Route 15.

Camper Henry's record of the highest EXP given from Trainers available for rematches is so short-lived that it got smashed by 2 Trainers at the same time. After acquiring Harvest Badge, areas above the cliffs on Route 14 are unlocked, with Punk Guy Nathaniel just above the first slope. His party yields 6792 EXP Points in total, surpassing Henry's team by over 1100 EXP Points. He requires HM Rock Climb to reach and unfortunately, the coverage of RTD Signal no longer reaches any routes beyond Fluoruma City, but he is pretty close to Fluoruma City exit for players to retreat if necessary. If players had a taste of Foul Play by Darren's Krokorok before, the one from Nathaniel's Krookodile is equally dangerous.

Even Adventurer Tanner on Route 15 has a party that drops 5938 EXP Points, approximately 300 more EXP Points than Henry's team. Be wary of Toxicroak's poisonous moves and Carnivine's Power Whip which hurts a lot if it connects. On the other hand, players would definitely hate having any of their Pokémon knocked out by Beedrill's Fell Stinger.

ImagePokémonTypeLevelAbilityItemEXP EV Yield
Trainer: Punk Guy Nathaniel (Route 14) Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1792
Available for rematches — EXP Hotspot
Scrafty XY
ScraftyDark
Fighting
Lv. 56MoxieNone20521 Def
1 Sp. Def
Attacks: Crunch, Rock Climb, Facade, Scary Face
Krookodile XY
KrookodileDark
Ground
Lv. 56IntimidateNone27483 Atk
Attacks: Earthquake, Foul Play, Sandstorm, Scary Face
Cacturne-M XY
CacturneDark
Grass
Lv. 56Sand VeilNone19921 Atk
1 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Energy Ball, Pin Missile, Cotton Spore, 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
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.

Rising Star Darren on Route 11 continues to be the ideal Trainer for getting rich quickly, giving 2760 dollars upon victory. Be careful that sandstorm can wear down any Pokémon that do not belong to Ground-type, Rock-type or Steel-type. Meanwhile, Krokorok's Foul Play is always something to watch out, while Trapinch's Ability Arena Trap prevents switching for grounded Pokémon.

Black Belt Hagar on Route 13 is a decent alternative for players who have teams allergic to sandstorms, Foul Play and Ground-type attacks. His monetary reward is almost 2600 dollars, only slightly lower than that of Darren. Never underestimate the combo of Mind Reader and Dynamic Punch from Poliwrath, though.

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 — 2nd Trainer on Route 15.

Appearing late in the game, Mountaineer Tawnya above a flight of stairs on Route 15 is the first trainer in Roria to qualify as HP training hotspot. Her party gives 4 HP EVs in total. However, her Piloswine also gives 1 Physical Attack EV as well, so players need to bring Pokémon which also have to train in that stat and turn off EXP Share if they have this Key Item on-hand. Otherwise, they will be required to spend some BP and purchase Attack Reset items in BP Shop, Colosseum Marketplace. When fighting her party, be extremely cautious on the combo of Hail and Blizzard, because despite the usual sub-par accuracy, Blizzard will become sure hit under hailstorm. Her Piloswine is also capable of unleashing Earthquake and Thrash for devastating power.

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.

If the additional Physical Attack EV from Tawnya's Piloswine proves to be disruptive, players can fall back to the alternative spot on Route 14 train for HP EVs, as 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, avoid everything else.

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
UncommonMoon Stone2 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.

In addition to the money he gives, players should also recognize Rising Star Darren on Route 11 to be excellent when it comes to Physical Attack EVs by now, with his team granting 5 Attack 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.

Alternatively, Adventurer Tanner on Route 15 can also be used to train in Physical Attack EVs in conjunction with his EXP supply. Similar to Gentleman Nolan before, he gives a total of 6 Physical Attack EVs, one more than Darren's team in fact. Unfortunately, he suffers from the same problem of Nolan and Tawnya, having unwanted EVs stashed in, so players may need to bring some other Pokémon that can use some Sp. Def EVs to defeat Tanner's Beedrill. Purchasing HP, Sp. Def and Speed Reset items can also be considered if players have plenty of BP.

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
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 keeps his record of the best Trainer for Physical Defense EVs pretty well. His Kantonian Geodude family offers 6 Defense EVs as usual, while the Pokémon Centre nearby provides express healing service and makes him very accessible. 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

Igneus Depths

Igneus Depths — the deeper section of Mt. Igneus.

With HM Rock Climb in possession, the deeper part of Mt. Igneus known as Igneus Depths is opened. It is the first location for Special Attack grinding, because 4 out of the 5 Wild Pokémon species give Sp. Atk EVs. Slugma and Numel drop 1 Sp. Atk EV, while Heatmor and Magmar yield 2 Sp. Atk EVs upon defeat. Escape from Torkoal because it gives Physical Defense EVs instead. Given that Igneus Depths is deep inside a volcano, it is very time-consuming to reach and also expected to have no coverage by RTD Signal, but this place is better than nothing.

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. 25-27
SlugmaFire
Slugma XY
CommonNone1 Sp. Atk
NumelFire
Ground
Numel-M XY
Numel-F XY
UncommonNone1 Sp. Atk
HeatmorFire
Heatmor XY
RareNone2 Sp. Atk
MagmarFire
Magmar XY
Very RareMagmarizer2 Sp. Atk
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.

Special Defense

Flower Garden

The Flower Garden on Route 10.

There is once again no new Trainer giving out Special Defense EVs, so to grind for those, players have to return for the Flower Garden on Route 10. 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 run from Petilil unless players have brought Pokémon requiring Sp. Atk EV.

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 lives up to his name and maintains his position for being the optimal location for Speed EV grinding. As always, Pal's team gives 5 Speed EVs in total. 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.