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Follow the walkway up towards the next door. Inside the next cave there’s a sneaky trainer hidden in the light coloured rocks so watch your step.

Trainer Battle: Worker

Pokemon Level Type
"Swoobat" IconSwoobat 35 Psychic/Flying

Head down at the stairs and keep on running in this direction. Towards the south, another trainer is hiding amongst the rocks.

Trainer Battle: Worker

Pokemon Level Type
"Boldore" IconBoldore 33 Rock
"Boldore" IconBoldore 33 Rock
"Boldore" IconBoldore 33 Rock

During Winter, there’s a connecting snow flow directly to the west when you exit.

Past the suspicious rocks, head outside through the doorway on the left. Once outside, follow the walkway down and around in a clockwise direction, entering the next cave at the 9 o’clock position.

Follow the cave left. Taking the first route up will lead to a disguised trainer, who you can expose and battle if you feel like; otherwise, continue until you reach the second route leading up.

Trainer Battle: Worker

Pokemon Level Type
"Excadrill" IconExcadrill 35 Ground/Steel

Continue upward and walk around to the right and exit out onto the walkway again. On this walkway there is a Doctor to the south who will heal you after a quick scrap if you want.

Trainer Battle: Doctor

Pokemon Level Type
"Duosion" IconDuosion 34 Psychic
"Musharna" IconMusharna 34 Psychic

Non-Winter Path

If it’s Spring, Summer or Autumn, you don’t have a lot of freedom in choosing where to go next. Go up and follow the walkway clockwise, entering the cave at the 12 o’ clock position, the first door you come to. Head up in here and you’ll have a fight on your hands.

Trainer Battle: Hiker

Pokemon Level Type
"Woobat" IconWoobat 34 Psychic/Flying
"Boldore" IconBoldore 34 Rock

Assuming you healed up then that should have been simple so just run forward and into the next room.

In here head left and then down, the Black Belt here can be avoided and there is a Worker hiding in the first light-coloured rock you come to which you can avoid.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt

Pokemon Level Type
"Sawk" IconSawk 36 Fighting

Trainer Battle: Hiker

Pokemon Level Type
"Gurdurr" IconGurdurr 34 Fighting
"Boldore" IconBoldore 34 Rock

Continue down and you’ll see an exit leading outside. Through the exit, and after what seems like an age, we’re finally at the bottom of this mountain. From here, there are two immediate points of interest. Heading right will take you to another cave entrance, which leads towards Twist Mountain’s exit .

Glaceon fans will want to bring their Eevee to the Icy Rock.

Just before this entrance, you can opt to head south instead, which will take you a tunnel that leads to the fabled Icy Rock . If you have an "Eevee" IconEevee in your party, it will evolve into "Glaceon" IconGlaceon should you Level Up in the same room as the Icy Rock, but nowhere else.

Winter Path

If it’s Winter, the area we mentioned above will be blocked off by snow, but the most important route–to the next town is fortunately unblocked–and you can use the snow to reach additional areas too.

Speaking of which, from the Doctor, head up and climb up the snow flow until you reach the north-most point of the area. Then go right while hugging the north wall and enter the cave at the end.

Inside, turn right, then when the path bends south, follow it all the way round and you’ll come within battling distance of an Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer

Pokemon Level Type
"Krokorok" IconKrokorok 35 Ground/Dark
"Palpitoad" IconPalpitoad 35 Water/Ground
"Klang" IconKlang 35 Steel

Once you’ve shown off your skills (in combat or stealth), head down from the Ace Trainer, then go left to find a handy TM, before heading right. At the very end, you will have to jump off a ledge, but that’s fine. To your south is an exit, which takes you back outside, while going north will take towards Twist Mountain’s exit .

If you decide to go south, head in a south-westerly direction, while walking on the snow. At the bottom-most point of the snow should be a lone cave, oddly safe from the fallen snow. Heading inside will take you towards a chamber with an Icy Rock , which causes Eevee to evolve into Glaceon should it Level Up there.


Inside you’ll soon come across Cheren and some Plasma grunts that will quickly disappear so just carry on and leave via the right hand exit and get a history lesson about the Dragonspiral Tower.

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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    21 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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