|June 18th, 2016|
|1-4 players simultaneous|
|Media Included||3DS Cartridge|
Pokémon Ash and Dust are the primary paired versions for the next Pokémon generation. Taking place in the new Zenia Region, this game includes 130 new Pokemon, 30 new Mega Evolutions, new "3-way battles" as well as the new Wind and Space types!
Your character wakes up out of their bed and looks in the mirror (in which you can customize your character with some basic clothing) and go stairs to your mom who also happens to be a professional Pokémon Ringer. She then cheerfully tells you "Have you forgotten? Today is the day you start your Pokémon journey! All trainers start on their 10th birthday! correct?" she then gives you some items for later use and tells you that professor Baobab's laboratory is north of Dockane City.
She also mentions that your "father" is currently having trouble keeping his gym in Gusandra City for some reason. But with that, you set off into the coastal city to head to Professor Baobab's laboratory. However, when you get to the north of the city, there's no sign of any laboratory.
Now, if your character is a boy, you'll do bump into a young girl called Lima, if your character is a girl, you'll bump into a young boy called Wren. He/She is also in search of the lab and tells you that the laboratory technically isn't in Dockane City and is actually in the Filan Jungle, just on the hills, north of the city.
She/he says that they can get to the jungle by exiting the city, though she/he does say that it could dangerous. Lima/Wren heads into the jungle and so you follow. The jungle itself is quite dense, but there's a narrow dirt path which your rival says should lead them strait to the laboratory.
However, along the way, Lima/Wren is stopped infront of some tall grass which has overgrown onto the path and there's no way around it. Lima/Wren walks through it without a battle infusing and so they tell you to do the same. However, when you walk into the grass, a battle infuses which is bad since you don't have any Pokémon yet.
A wild Flazard appears, but suddenly, a man wearing a white lab coat jumps in, sends out a Breeznake (which is a Wind type, so it's super effective against Flazard's typing) and so he defeats it in one move. After the battle, he pulls you out of the tall grass and introduces himself as Professor Baobab himself. He then leads you and Lima/Wren down the rest of the path, to where his lab is.
Once in the lab, Baobab, adds up that you must be new trainers and that you're here for your starter Pokémon. Then another trainer enters the room, who is also here for his starter Pokémon. He is your rival (Zayne) and introduces himself. With that, Professor Baobab gets the tray with the starter Pokémon on it and presents to you the 3 starter Pokémon of the Zenia region!
The 3 options are Shrubud: the grass type, Aquina: the water type, and Volava: the fire type. Which ever one you pick, Lima/Wren asks if Zayne wants to go next, but Zayne lets Lima/Wren pick first instead, so, they the type which your's is weak to, and then Zayne will pick the last one, which is weak against the type of your starter. Zayne simply says "I won't be needing type advantages to succeed on my journey..."
Zayne then asks if you want a battle. You accept, and so, they leave the room and start battling. After the battle, he says that he's now setting off for his first gym, though with no mention of where that gym is. Lima/Wren says that he/she is also going to the first gym which she/he looks at their map and sees that the closest gym is in Gusandra City (which is the gym your dad owns).
Lima/Wren then sets off after receiving her/his Pokeballs from the professor. The professor also gives you some Pokeballs, your Pokedex, a badge case, as well as some basic items, and so you finally set off on your journey!
To Gusandra City Gym!
Eventually, you reach the jungles edge but then, a strange omnipresent voice echoes in your charecter’s head calling “Please... you mustn’t free me”, though this confuses your charecter, there is no clear answer as to where or who the voice came from and so you just carry on and go out onto a sandy but fertile area, where Gusandra City is visible in the distance.
This leads you into Route 1, where many trainers are waiting to battle, as well there being some other new Pokémon available (New Pokémon: Pideater, Eggstritch). Eventually, you reach the city where you enter the Gusandra City Gym. Here, you meet up with Lima/Wren who is also there to challenge the gym. The gym leader then enters shows up, who is happy to see you since he's your dad. He introduces himself as Evander but sighs since he's not allowed to accept challenges from trainers anymore. Lima/Wren wonders why and so Evander explains:
"I've been running this gym for years, and I've slowly became stronger and stronger with every challenge that I accept! However, I've became so strong that barley anyone has been able to defeat me in a gym battle anymore, and so the Pokémon league rule makers have decided that I can no longer be a gym leader since no one has the power to beat anymore. Not to brag but I really am that strong! In fact last year, there were actually less trainers in the Zenia league than usual, just because a lot of them were unable to beat me, so they couldn't get the Tornado Badge!"
You and Lima/Wren understand although they wonder what he's going to do now. Evander says that he's not sure entirely but he does have one idea... However, he doesn't go on to explain what this idea is. He also explains "There's another problem with this: With no one running the gym at the moment, there's only 7 gyms running in the region, and trainers need at least 8 to get into the Pokémon League! So, It's obvious that this place needs a new gym leader! I am currently trying to make arrangements with someone from the mainland to be the new gym leader but it could be awhile" With the Gusandra City gym currently not open, Lima/Wren wonders where another gym might be and checks her/his map to find out. She/he then tells you that there's a gym in Marrowanda City which they can get to by taking route 2. However, since she/he couldn't challenge the gym, she/he instead challenges you for a battle! After the battle, Lima/Wren sets off to Marrowanda City. You follow, just after Evander wishes you good luck. With that, you set your eyes on the first gym in Marrowanda City!
To Marrowanda City Gym!
As you're travelling through this deserted wasteland, you find a young man lying in the sand. You try and help him up and give him an item that you supposedly have (like a berry). He then explains that he was searching the desert for fossils when he was suddenly ambushed by a group named Team Orbit. He explains that he had a battle but they were too strong. After the battle, he was mugged of his bag which had his research in it, as well as other supplies. He introduces himself Harry and says that there's a nearby mining town to the east called Digoala Town and asks if you can take him there. You agree and so he follows you to Digoala Town.
Once in Digoala Town, Harry takes you into his lab where he has many rocks and old artefacts which he does research on. However, he thinks back to Team Orbit and wonders about what their organisation could be up to. But anyway, as a token of his respect, Harry kindly gives you a Mega Ring and the Mega Stone used for your Starter Pokémon’s final evolution. He then goes on to explain the basics of how it works and such.
With that, you set off onto Route 3 and head to Marrowanda City. Along the way though, you meet a suspicious young girl playing near some rocks all by her own. But if you try to talk to her, she just says “Oh lucky you! You think you’re a better trainer than me just because you’re old enough to be one!”
Anyway, you continue until you final reach the entrance to Marrowanda City where a lot of mining tools and equipment as well as mine tracks and carts are just lying about. Either way, you make your way into the gym which also happens to be a mine! Once inside the Marrowanda Gym however, a large man in a yellow coat is worried about where his daughter could be “Oh no! Not this again! Where has she gone off to this time!”. The man then sees you and introduces himself as the Gym Leader: Gravley, but explains that his daughter: Avani, has gone wondering off “again” and asks if you might know where she is. So, you go out for a quick search but, if you remember that girl on the rocks from earlier, then that’s where you’re supposed to go. Once you reach the rocks, you talk to Avani telling her that her dad wants her. However, Avani just shrugs and decides to make a stubborn deal with you: “I’ll go if you lend me a Pokémon so we can have a battle”.
As ridiculous as it seems, you have to lend her one of your Pokémon and have a quick battle. After the battle, Avani does as she promised and returns to the gym. Back at the gym, Gravley tells Avani off for wondering off like that and thanks you. So, now that everything is good, Gravley lets you into the rest of the gym.
Once in the gym, you see that it’s a huge underground mine, and you must traverse it by taking the correct mine carts to get around, all while battling trainers at the same time, who mostly use Ground Types. Eventually, you reach Gravley and so, the battle begins. In battle, Gravley uses a Goborm and a Cactoise. After the battle, Gravley congratulates you and hands you the Dune Badge as the first gym badge in the game! However, Avani then has a hissy fit, complaining about the fact that Gravley won’t let her start her own journey.
Gravley then thinks for a moment and then pulls out a Pokéball and gives it to Avani. “I’m afraid you won’t be able to start a journey just yet... but the least I can do is give you a Pokémon to start training with. This, is Shelless” Avani is amazed that Gravley is now giving her, her very own Pokémon, and out of pure happiness, hugs her dad. With that settled, Gravley and Avani bid you farewell, and so you get ready to set off to the next gym in Aquarama City!
To Aquarama City Gym!
As you're going through the strange cave system, you meet Lima/Wren who is also on his/her way to Aquarama City, after beating the 1st Gym. He/she then asks if you want a battle, however, Zayne then shows up and suggests that they all have a 3-way battle! Lima/Wren wonders what a 3-way battle is, and Zayne explains: "It's a type of battle where instead of 2 trainers battling it out, there are 3! This could potentially involve much more strategy since you may want to gang up on 1 opponent or divide your power between both! So how about it?”
You and Lima/Wren agree and so begins a "3-Way" battle with your two rivals! After the battle, Zayne tells you that you can get out of the cave if you find the River Carnall and then follow it north downstream. With that, Lima/Wren and Zayne set off to explore the rest of the Cavern.
Eventually, you should find the river and so you follow it north of the cave (downstream) which leads you to the exit of the cave. Now on Route 4, you make your way to Aquarama City, where by following the river, will lead into to the city and then out into the ocean! (New Pokémon: Electrifly, Scorchion, Scorpour, Lecuru)
After following the river and fighting some trainers along the way, you eventually reach Aquarama City, although the gym is nowhere to be seen. However, if you go down onto the beach, you meet Lima/Wren again who tells and shows you that the gym is in a cove just off the coast, and that you need a Pokémon that knows or can learn "Surf" to get over there. But before you set off, she/he challenges you to a battle since their previous attempt to battle was halted by Zayne.
After the battle, you prepare for the second gym! If you need a Water Pokémon that can learn Surf, then you can get an Old Rod by fighting a trainer who is fishing on the River Carnal on Route 4, and then you can buy a HM-Surf at the Pokémon Centre.
Once you have a Pokémon that knows Surf, you can get over to the small cove island where the Aquarama City Gym is! (New Pokémon: Larcata, Mantide). Once in the gym, you see that it is full of water and rocks sticking out of the water. The idea is to use Surf to get over to where the Gym Leader is, while either fighting or avoiding trainers who are also using Surf to swim around in the water. Once on the platform where the Gym Leader is standing, she introduces herself as Cordelia. With that, the second Gym Battle BEGINS! During the battle, she uses a Mantide and a Larcata. After the battle, Cordelia congratulates you and gives you the Cove Badge! With that, you set your sights on the 3rd Gym in Pompeak City!
For a more detailed Pokedex (with entries) See Pokémon Ash & Dust Versions/Pokédex
|069||Orkid (Exclusive to Ash Version)||Dark/Fairy|
|070||Orking (Exclusive to Ash Version)||Dark/Fairy|
|071||Troldren (Exclusive to Dust Version)||Poison/Fairy|
|072||Trollord (Exclusive to Dust Version)||Poison/Fairy|
|078||Toxhall (Fossil Pokémon)||Rock/Poison|
|079||Generius (Fossil Pokémon)||Rock/Poison|
|080||Sparion (Fossil Pokémon)||Rock/Electric|
|081||Sharkorpion (Fossil Pokémon)||Rock/Electric|
|119||Araloughz (Legendary)(Exclusive to Ash Version)||Fire/Dragon|
|120||Kalthumia (Legendary)(Exclusive to Dust Version)||Space/Rock|
|122||Ravoidius (Legendary)||No Typing|
|123||Dunsung (Legendary)(Exclusive to Ash Version)||Fire/Bug|
|124||Raboomid (Legendary)(Exclusive to Dust Version)||Space/Fighting|
New Mega Evolutions
|Lima/Wren||The male and female protagonists of the game! Your rival will be the one opposite to which you choose. Throughout the game, he/she joins you on your way through areas, helps you to stop Team Orbit and also has the occasional battle with you.|
|Zayne||Your other rival in the game who is much more competitive and usually stays cool and calm, even in defeat. He stays as a regular rival at first, but later sets his sight on capturing an all powerful legendary...|
|Professor Boabab||This game's regional professor who provides new trainers with their starter Pokémon as well as doing general research on Pokémon. He owns a laboratory in the Filan Jungle.|
|Evander||Evander is your character's dad in the story and originally owns the Gusandra City Gym, but was forced to move out because he was "too strong" of an opponent. So, he instead sets off on his own quest, although no one is sure what this quest is.|
|Harry||An archeologist and explorer who you occasionally bump into. However, he also has a lot to do with Team Orbit, since he has something which they need for their plans.|
|Team Orbit||The "evil organization" working in the Zenia Region to supposedly "free" Araloughz/Kalthumia from their celestial bodies. The leader is Pandora and the admins are Phobos, Triton and Europa.|
||Dune Badge||Gravley is the owner of a mine which is also his gym itself. He has a bratty daughter called Avani who interferes with his work because she is so determined to start her own journey.|
||Cove Badge||She is a professional surfer who loves all nature of the sea. As such, she enjoys holding surfer competitions in Aquarama City.|
||Eruption Badge||Outside of battling, he studies Mt. Pokimanjaro as he has much interest in the legends behind it, and how it could link to Araloughz.|
||Magestic Badge||She often explores the Kalari Jungle to make sure it is free of harm. As such, she helps you against Team Orbit during their attack there.|
||Summit Badge||He secretly delivers gifts to strong trainers in Coracate City at night, and battles only for the fun of it.|
||Galaxy Badge||She is quite serious about battling and is the sister of Team Orbit's leader: Pandora. She was once part of their goals, but quit when she learnt about the consequences. She also does double battles in her gym.|
||Shadow Badge||He lives in a huge "haunted" mansion where his family once lived... he is now corrupt with insanity and only thinks about darkness.|
||Tornado Badge||After Evander lost his gym, Gale took over as the gym leader. She also helps you defeat Clad: a Steel Type specialist who tries to steal the gym.|
|Elite Four Member||Type||Pokémon||Description|
||He is the younger brother of Gravley and unlike Gravley, likes to play with Avani as she were his own, as a way to make himself seem better than Gravley.|
||She is popular actress who loves to perform with her Pokémon. She does however, hate it when her fans try to snap pictures of her.|
||An old-fashion pilot who was also the first person to discover the Nirvana Skies with her very own plane.|
||He managed to survive in a desert for 3 months with limited suplies. As such, he had no choice but to develop his strength, and thus he is a master at martial arts. He also used to be the champion.|
||Evander is the player's dad who after loosing his gym, sets off on his own journey, and soon becomes the champion, as he wanted to battle you at the end of the league.|
Wind Types are:
- Super effective against Fire, Rock, Ghost and Electric Types
- Weak against Ice, Space and Flying Types
- Resistant against Fire and Bug
- Immune to Ground
- Flying and Ice types are resistant against Wind Types
- Steel and Ground are immune to Wind Types
Pokémon retyped as Wind
- Jumpluff (Grass/Wind)
- Wailmer and Wailord (Water/Wind)
- Mantine and Mankyte (Water/Wind)
- Chimecho (Psychic/Wind)
- Rayquaza (Wind/Dragon)
- Rotom (Fan Form) (Electric/Wind)
- Cottonee and Whismicott (Grass/Wind)
- Drifloon and Drifblim (Ghost/Wind)
- Cryogonal (Ice/Wind)
- Tornadus (Wind/Flying)
Space types are:
- Super effective aginst Fire, Grass, Bug, Wind and Flying Types
- Weak against Fairy, Psychic, Rock and Ground Types
- Immune to Wind Types
- Resistant against Fire, Grass and Bug
- Psychic, Ice and Fairy Types are resistance against Space Types
- Ghosts are Immune to Space Types
Pokémon retyped as Space
- Palkia (Dragon-Space)
- Lunatone (Space-Rock)
- Solrock (Space-Fire)
- Staryu and Starmie (Water-Space)
- Deoxys (Space-Psychic)
- Jirachi (Space-Psychic)
- Cleffa, Clefairy and Clefable (Fairy-Space)
- Elgyem and Beheeyem (Space-Psychic)
|Fairy Thorn||Fairy||Status||The user raises all its stats slightly and also poisons the target. This is the signature move of Trunathia.|
|Tsunami Wave||Water||Physical||The user creates a powerful tidal wave with its body to inflict damage on the user. This is the signature move of Orchean.|
|Volcanic Outrage||Fire||Physical||The user unleashes a fiery eruption which if the user has taken a lot of damage, the attack will do more damage. This is the signature move of Molflaron.|
|Spear Jab||Steel||Physical||The user uses a sharp spear to jab the user, causing them to take damage.|
|Wind Dive||Wind||Physical||The user dives and spins directly at the target whilst spinning to create a mini tornado around itself.|
|Fire Drive||Fire||Physical||The user swoops down whilst engulfed in flames and smashes into the target at full power.|
|Wind Ball||Wind||Special||The user focuses to create a ball of power winds which is then fired at the enemy to inflict damage.|
|Howl Charge||Electric||Special||The user howls to higher its ATK sharply and lower the target's DEF. It can also be used outside of battle to power electric devices.|
|Light Speed||Space||Status||The user increases its speed insanely to the point where it can always go first!|
|Solar Haven||Fire||Special||The user causes the sun to shine brightly healing them for the first turn, and then attacking with an extreme blast the next turn. This is the signature move of Araloughz.|
|Lunar Eclipse||Space||Special||The user causes the moon to create a dark glow raising the users attack for the first turn and then striking with an extreme blast the next turn. This is the signature move of Kalthumia.|
|Earth Tremor||Ground||Psychical||The user creates a huge earthquake to inflict huge damage as well as lowering the speed, attack and deffence of the target. This is the signature move of Etremos.|
|Singularity Outbreak||???||Special||The user releases a devastating blast of destruction which is stronger depending on how many times the user has been attacked before hand. This is the signature move of Ravoidius.|
The Zenia Region! (Locations)Dockane City is at the bottom of the map, and you make your way around the region clockwise from there)
- Dockane City - Your home coastal city where your adventure all begins!
- Filan Jungle - A beautiful Jungle swarming with wildlife! It's also the location of Professor Baobab's laboratory!
- Route 1 - A sandy but fertile area which is sure to have many trainers waiting to battle!
- Gusandra City - A large city which gets its power from wind turbines
- Route 2 - A fertile path which slowly become a vast deserted wasteland!
- Digoala Town - An old mining town which is known for finding many fossils in the surrounding desert!
- Route 3 - It may be vast desert, but many Pokémon still prosper beneath the sands of the wasteland
- Marrowanda City - This city is closed in by mountains and caves, meaning adventure is never far for its citizens!
- Carnall Cavern - A dark, deep cavern which can be quite a maze! Remember to always follow the River Carnall downstream to find the exit
- Route 4 - A luscious green field where the river Carnall flows strait from the caves to Auquarama City!
- Aquarama City - A rich seaside city that is flowing with fresh water!
- Aquarama Cove - A small cove off the coast of Aquarama City where the city's gym is also located
- Route 5 - A path where native tribes often go to view its natural beauty
- Afulwa Village - This tribal village is said to have an ancient ruins buried somewhere beneath it!
- Route 6 - Also known as the Volcanic shrub-land, it is a popular area for Camerupt riding
- Pompeak City - A stone city situated on foot of Mt. Pokimanjaro
- Mt. Pokimanjaro - A huge volcanic mountain where ancient tribal rituals once took place
- Route 7 - A huge flourishing plains full of wildlife!
- Basil Stadium - When Basil was kicked from Zenia's Elite Four, he set up a stadium for challenges to battle him in
- Raldeapur Town - A small outpost for trainers planning to venture forward into the Kalari Jungle.
- Route 8 - Famously known as the Kalari Jungle, it has many rare species of plants and Pokémon alike!
- Zion Tree - A huge tree which towers in the centre of the Kalari Jungle. Many have said that it has been there since the beginning of time.
- Magestia City - A colorful city full of fashionable trends and carnivals!
- Route 9 - A road designed purposefully for Horsail Riding
- Brigidine City - A nice coastal city famous for the large Brigidine bridge!
- Brigidine Bridge - A large bridge connecting Brigidine City to Route 10, many trainers gather here to battle
- Route 10 - A pathway crawling with rock formations and other ancient structures!
- Ruggedry Town - An old town famous for it's ancient rock formations, said to have come from ancient tribes.
- Route 11 - A simple path which is often seen as a shortcut to get back to Reldeapur Town
- Route 12 - A tricky road up to the snowy mountains, sprawling with caves and other hazards!
- Coracate City - A city located in the mountains and so it often snows!
- Route 13 - A great spot for skiing down the mountains and is also seen as a shortcut to Afulwa Village
- Route 14 - A mysterious trip through the centre of the mountains, full of blizards and caves!
- Aldoni Town - A humble town in the mountains, popular for getting skiing gear together!
- Route 15 - An area famous for skiing and snowboarding races to get down the mountains!
- Aurinius Valley - A beautiful star-lit valley well known for the appearance of Space Pokémon!
- Aurinius City - A humble city in Aurinus Valley which is a popular tourist location due to where it is located.
- Route 16 - A narrow canyon which leads from Aurinius City to Ruddedry Town. It is known as an ambush point though.
- Orbital Ruins - An ancient ruins built by an ancient civilization as a way to call upon the legendries.
- Route 17 - A peaceful countryside route
- Ovardus Town - An rural peaceful town which also serves as a small port.
- Route 18 - Also known as "the Glorus Forst" It is said to be haunted...
- Glorus Town - A miserable town in the forest which is over-watched by the Glorus Mansion
- The Glorus Mansion - A presumably "haunted" mansion, where one of the townfolk's family once lived.
- Route 19 - A desert-like valley which is known for being very windy.
- Route 20 - A mountain passage with many caves, which lead to Victory Road
- Victory Road - A trechorus mountain road where only the strongest trainers will make it through!
- Pokémon League - The arena's of the Elite Four and Champion, where only the strongest trainers can defeat all 5.
- The Slumber Cave (located on Route 3) - It was once an old mine before a monster made the cave its home...
- The Mantle Chamber - (located on Route 5) A huge and natural underground system which is said to be a shortcut under the Earth's Crust.
- Nirvana Skies (located on Route 14) - A peaceful, paradise haven above the clouds where it is said only the purist of hearts are allowed through.
Ash and Dust Anime
To see the full episode list see Pokémon Ash & Dust Anime Episode List
With every Pokémon generation, there's an anime series to run along with it, and this generation is no exception! During this saga through the Zenia Region, Ash is joined by Lima who wishes to become a top Pokémon Ringer, Harry who is fascinated with archaeology and the past of Zenia, and finally Avani; a young child who just wants to explore the world around her and is also the daughter of Gravley (The Marrowanda City Gym Leader). The saga is approximately 200 episodes long and will span across 4 seasons.