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The Art of Collecting Volcanic Ash

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Some people may not know about this activity, so I am asked about my "glass desk in my secret base." I tell them about the Pretty desk and how to obtain it. This idea sparked a tutorial video about this very topic. I was planning for a year about how I can approach this topic and I did it. I was also looking on forums, and this is the first time in Roy Rogers Tutorial history that I cover a topic that has been rarely discussed. So, I am going to provide the tutorial I taped and a text version of the tutorial in case you prefer text.

 

Here is the video version with Time Stamps:

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Time stamps:
What is the Soot Sack?: 1:05 - 2:55
Prize List: 2:56 - 4:08
Repel?: 4:11 - 4:47
Route 113's Ash Count: 4:48 - 6:23
Refreshing the Run (*Correction*: You can only refresh by going in buildings): 6:24 - 7:06
Jagged Pass' Ash Count (Trump apologises  for his goof up on Section A): 7:45 - 9:17
Trump's advise for this activity: 9:34 - 10:26

 

Here are some fundamental questions about this activity that I am going to discuss....

1. What is a Soot Sack?

2. How do I collect the ash?

3. How do exchange the ash for prizes?

4. Speaking about prizes, what can I get?

5. How much ash can I get from each "section?"

6. Can I use repel and if not, what is an alternative to this?

 

Figure A

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Figure B

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Question 1) What is a Soot Sack?

 

Answer: Its a key item used to collect ash. You obtain it if you go to Route 113 and to the house shown in Figure A and talk the guy in Figure B. You can "Use" the Soot Sack item to count the amount of ash you have....

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Here is Bulbapedia's definition:

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Question 2) How do I collect the ash?

 

Answer: If you see a "puff" (dba074a13a7cfa17f054108f30d1e1ac.png or a1fa1a81fc3426643f67d8f6fb61eae5.png), then you can collect ash from it. One puff is equivalent to one step in ash.1c40e1e6e8cb909a8717cee1df5c00db.png

 

Question 3) How do exchange the ash for prizes?

 

Answer: Go to the house shown in Figure A on Route 113 and then talk to the guy you got your Soot Sack from (Figure B).

 

Question 4) Speaking about prizes, what can I get?

 

Answer: Here is a list courtesy of Bulbapedia:

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Question 5) How much ash can I get from each "section?"

 

Answer: Here is the maps. (I did a lot of trial and error to get to these numbers)

 

Route 113:

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Section A: 70 steps

Section B: 71 steps

Section C: 65 steps

Section D: 64 steps

All the Sections: 270 steps per run

Jagged Pass:

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Section A: 8 steps

Section B: 9 steps

All the Sections: 17 steps per run

 

 

6. Can I use repel and if not, what is an alternative to this?

 

Answer: You are not allowed to use repel, but you are allowed to carry a level 100 Muk with the Stench ability.8Eg6eul.png

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Figure A

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Figure B

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Muk is back! 3/5/19

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You can EV train special attack while collecting ash,it takes more time, but you get decent amount of ash.

Pickup, payday also works, you can get metal coat/charcoal and about 150$ per battle.

Edit: Ash "restarts" after you enter any building, exiting and reentering route doesnt work.

 

This is the most optimal route I found. Enter building to "restart" ash, repeat.

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2 hours ago, Bartolomew said:

You can EV train special attack while collecting ash,it takes more time, but you get decent amount of ash.

Pickup, payday also works, you can get metal coat/charcoal and about 150$ per battle.

Edit: Ash "restarts" after you enter any building, exiting and reentering route doesnt work.

 

This is the most optimal route I found. Enter building to "restart" ash, repeat.

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Thank you for the correction, I will make a note of it in my vid via annotation and description.

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Oh I always wondered how many steps I did per run.

You might wanna add that you could use a Pokemon with the Stench ability to avoid a few more encounters.

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9 hours ago, Bluebird said:

Oh I always wondered how many steps I did per run.

You might wanna add that you could use a Pokemon with the Stench ability to avoid a few more encounters.

In my video segment, I mentioned a level 100 Muk with that ability in my repel subject.

 

 

Repel?: 4:11 - 4:47

 

 

 

 

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I can add that in my text segment though

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Didnt know about it :o Thanks for the guide !

Also, as it is mainly meant to be a guide, you should not put the "written part" in spoiler maybe ? Also you should put the pictures in spoilers, making it easier to read imo.

 

Havent watched the video yet, pretty cool to have it tho.

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10 hours ago, Raederz said:

Didnt know about it :o Thanks for the guide !

Also, as it is mainly meant to be a guide, you should not put the "written part" in spoiler maybe ? Also you should put the pictures in spoilers, making it easier to read imo.

 

Havent watched the video yet, pretty cool to have it tho.

Good catch, I can do a couple of adjustments.

 

I made the video for people who want to see the process in action rather than reading a wall of text. Since I am a YouTuber, I figured that my footage would be helpful for not just me, but for other guide makers that want a motion picture of the process at work.

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Since Flutes have become worthless vanity items as of Unova, is it possible they can balance it so you can get soot with repel?

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You can also use a cleansetag as held item to help get less encounters.I have tested it and it collects the ashes with it.

 

There was an update in pokemmo in the past that said cleansetag now works.In the original games it reduced encounters by 33.33%.Dunno how much in pokemmo.

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