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Twist Mountain


Twist Mountain is known as a mine filled with valuable ore. True to its name, it’s quite twisty and rather annoying to explore, requiring you to weave in and out of the mountain. Its layout also drastically changes when it’s Winter or not Winter.

Pokemon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
"Boldore" IconBoldore Rock Inside Cave 49% (Spr), 45% (Sum), 49% (Aut), 30% (Win)
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying Inside Cave 10% (Spr), 20% (Sum), 10% (Aut), 10% (Win)
"Gurdurr" IconGurdurr Fighting Inside Cave 30% (Spr), 30% (Sum), 30% (Aut), 10% (Win)
"Cubchoo" IconCubchoo Ice Inside Cave 10% (Spr), 4% (Sum), 10% (Aut), 45% (Win)
"Cryogonal" IconCryogonal Ice Inside Cave 1% (Spr), 1% (Sum), 1% (Aut), 5% (Win)
"Drilbur" IconDrilbur Ground Dust Cloud 100%


Obtainable now
Ultra Ball, HM03 Surf, Full Heal, Revive, Hyper Potion, Stardust, Moon Stone, Max Potion, Ether, Nugget, Elixir, PP Up, Protein, TM91 Flash Cannon, TM90 Substitute, Metal Coat, Iron, Rare Candy
Helix Fossil, Dome Fossil, Old Amber, Root Fossil, Claw Fossil, Skull Fossil, Armor Fossil

Points of Interest

  • A giant Ice Rock can be found in the centre of the bottom-most floor. If you Level Up "Eevee" IconEevee on this floor, it will evolve into the Ice-type "Glaceon" IconGlaceon .
  • In the chamber before the Ice Rock, a Worker will give you a random Pokemon fossil once per day. after you’ve beaten the game.


Try to head up the mountain and you’ll be onset by your ‘friend’…

Trainer Battle: Cheren

Does Cheren ever give up? He uses the same Pokemon but they just have slightly higher levels.

Pokemon Level Type Note
"Unfezant" IconUnfezant 33 Normal/Flying -
"Liepard" IconLiepard 33 Dark -
"Simisear" IconSimisear 33 Water Only if you picked "Tepig" IconTepig
"Simipour" IconSimipour 33 Grass Only if you picked "Oshawott" IconOshawott
"Simisage" IconSimisage 33 Fire Only if you picked "Snivy" IconSnivy
"Dewott" IconDewott 35 Water Only if you picked "Tepig" IconTepig
"Servine" IconServine 35 Grass Only if you picked "Oshawott" IconOshawott
"Pignite" IconPignite 35 Fire/Fighting Only if you picked "Snivy" IconSnivy

Deal with him and the Champion will catch up with you to give you the HM03 Surf ! This technique lets you use any aquatic Pokémon to surf across rivers and lakes in the world, as well as being one of the best water based attacks in the game.

Continue on up the mountain and you’ll soon encounter…

Trainer Battle: Hiker

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

Enter the cave… Walk forward to meet up with Cheren and an old acquaintance, enjoy the banter and then continue the way you were going.

If it’s Winter, you can potentially skip a LOT of trainer battles, including all of the below.

Go right and exit out onto the excavation site. Follow the walk way right and take the exit located at the 6 o’clock position. Follow the path around, either fight the Hiker or avoid him

Trainer Battle: Hiker

Pokemon Level Type
"Woobat" IconWoobat 33 Psychic/Flying
"Boldore" IconBoldore 33 Rock
"Gurdurr" IconGurdurr 33 Fighting

Past the Hiker, take the first junction leading north if you fancy a battle with an Ace Trainer; otherwise continue right.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer

Pokemon Level Type
"Vanillish" IconVanillish 35 Ice
"Gothorita" IconGothorita 35 Psychic
"Duosion" IconDuosion 35 Psychic

The second junction going up is where you want to go, but you’ll need to get past a Battle Girl.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl

Pokemon Level Type
"Throh" IconThroh 36 Fighting

After heading north, take the exit out onto the excavation walkway. Once outside, you’ll find a Worker directly to your south if you desire a scrap.

Trainer Battle: Worker

Pokemon Level Type
"Boldore" IconBoldore 34 Rock
"Excadrill" IconExcadrill 34 Ground/Steel
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
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  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    21 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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