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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, VI
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, 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.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

The Space Center plays a major role during the Delta Episode. After the player completes the game's main story, Scientists at the Space Center notice how a meteoroid has changed its course and is now on a collision course with the planet. In order to stop it, the Scientists intend to use a rocket full of the same energy that is found in Key Stones in order to create a warp hole, similar to warp tiles, to warp the meteoroid away. Later, Team MagmaOR/Team AquaAS invades the Space Center with the lead of their Admin CourtneyOR/MattAS, intending to explode the rocket with the aid of a Key Stone found at the Meteor Falls. Once they are stopped, Zinnia appears and destroys the dimensional shifter required to operate the rocket, rendering the plan to stop the meteoroid useless.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Sun Stone Sprite.png Sun Stone Obtained from a Sailor on the first floor  R  S  E  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Special Pokémon
352 Kecleon
OR AS
Premier Ball Only one
45 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers

Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
1F
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
2F
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 PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.

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





Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

1F

Trainer Pokémon
Omega Ruby
Team Magma Grunt ×5
Team Magma Grunt ×5
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,000
Horde Trainer Battle
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
Alpha Sapphire
Team Aqua Grunt ×5
Team Aqua Grunt ×5
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,000
Horde Trainer Battle
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
262 Mightyena Lv.25
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.

2F

Steven will work as the player's partner during the Multi Battle against Courtney and a Team Magma GruntOR/Matt and a Team Aqua GruntAS.



Pokémon Omega Ruby


Pokémon Alpha Sapphire


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 blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
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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