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Mossdeep Space Center

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Mossdeep Space Center トクサネうちゅうセンター
Tokusane Space Center
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Mossdeep City Space Center E.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Mossdeep City
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Mossdeep City Map.png
Location of Mossdeep Space Center in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Mossdeep Space Center (Japanese: トクサネうちゅうセンター Tokusane Space Center) is located in Mossdeep City. This destination was chosen because of Mossdeep's ideal weather, clear and sunny with stable winds. The Space Center successfully sends rockets into space, though specifics of the space missions are unknown. There is a white rock outside which holds a special meaning to the people at the space center; it is a symbol of their wish for their rockets to fly safely. It is analogous to the Tanegashima Space Center.

MOSSDEEP SPACE CENTER
"The closest place to space."

In the games

In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

The Mossdeep Space Center as depicted in Ruby and Sapphire

Many scientists work here and are dedicated to the rocket launches' success. The Space Center contains many blueprints of rockets, machines and computers, and has two accessible floors. The Mossdeep Space Center has little to do with the storyline in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.

In the game, a man by the window will reveal the number of successful launches there have been. Another person in the Space Center will give the player a Sun Stone.

In Pokémon Emerald

The Space Center in Mossdeep plays a much larger role in Pokémon Emerald. After failing to take control of Groudon, Team Magma tries to obtain the rocket fuel there to use to make Mt. Chimney erupt. Team Magma sends a letter to the Space Center, informing them that Team Magma will take the rocket fuel and causing a panic. After earning the Mind Badge at Mossdeep Gym, Team Magma attacks the center, and the player must enter the Space Center and defeat all of the Team Magma Grunts on the first floor in order to go to the second floor. On the second floor, the player meets up with Steven Stone and pairs up with him to Double Battle against Maxie and Tabitha.

Trainers

Pokémon Emerald

1F

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png620
041 Zubat Lv.31
No item
261 Poochyena Lv.31
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
322 Numel Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
343 Baltoy Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png600
262 Mightyena Lv.26
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.28
No item
322 Numel Lv.30
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

2F

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
041 Zubat Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
262 Mightyena Lv.32
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png640
343 Baltoy Lv.32
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Steven will work as the player's partner during the Tag Battle against Maxie and Tabitha.





Layout

Version 1F 2F
Ruby Mossdeep City Space Center 1F RSE.png Mossdeep City Space Center 2F RSE.png
Sapphire
Emerald
 

Rumors

In the games, a man by the window will reveal the number of successful launches there have been; the number is an indicator to the number of weeks since the saved game was begun. Because this is a time-based event, the Space Center will cease to launch Rockets when the battery for the internal clock runs dry.

Many rumors have been spread about this number and its relation to Jirachi and Deoxys. Many believe that if the man reaches a certain number, the player will be able to ride a rocket into space and battle Jirachi or Deoxys. Like the truck rumors of Generation I, this rumor is false.

In the anime

The Space Center in anime

In It's Still Rocket Roll to Me!, Ash and his friends visit the Space Center in search of the Mossdeep Gym Leaders Tate and Liza, but they find that a rocket is about to launch. Meanwhile, Team Rocket tries to steal a rocket from the Space Center, but their plan is stopped with Tate and Liza's help.

In the anime, the Space Center contains many training machines for astronauts, such as a moon walker to simulate walking on the moon in low gravity and the MAT (multi-axis Trainer) that spins people around.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Courtney of Team Magma raided the Mossdeep Space Center in Volume 20 of the Pokémon Adventures manga. In there, she collected information that would be passed on to Ruby two volumes later.

In Volume 25, Sird of Team Rocket revealed that cylinders containing two life forms (both of which grew into Deoxys later on), were guarded in the Mossdeep Space Center. After Courtney had raided the building, Sird managed to smuggle the cylinders away, and left it to the Elite Trio of Team Rocket to transport them back to their base in Kanto.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning and/or featuring the Space Center in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Space Center T [St] EX Deoxys Uncommon 91/107 Clash of the Blue Sky Uncommon 078/082
 



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