Professor Krane talks to everyone about what he learned while being held hostage. The announcement is made that the Purify Chamber is completed; this means you can now access it from any PC. Although the Purification Ceremony can only be done at the Pokémon HQ Lab.
Krane's team gathers for a demonstration of the Purify Chamber. After that, you're free to wander around and speak with everyone to learn their thoughts on everything that's happened so far. While they're thrilled that the Purify Chamber is finished, they still feel worried as long as Cipher is manufacturing more Shadow Pokémon.
Krane asks you to speak with Datan in his upstairs office to check on his progress investigating the Data ROM you got from Lovrina. Jovi volunteers to go, but Lily insists you go up and check on him. Datan isn't in his office, however; he's outside pacing the sidewalk in front of Pokémon HQ Lab. Find him and talk to him to learn what's troubling him.
The information is encrypted, so you're asked to take the Data ROM to Nett at ONBS Headquarters in Pyrite Town. Nett is known for his computer skills; if anyone can decrypt the Data ROM, Nett can. Pyrite Town is your next destination.
First of all, if you enter Pyrite Town and come back to the Pokémon HQ Lab, you can rebattle Aferd.
When you first arrive at Pyrite Town, there is a pair of ONBS correspondents, rushing out to cover another breaking news story. The woman is Marcia and her cameraman is Cameran. You meet up with them again later. For now, head into town and look around.
Inside the western end of the Police Station is a Hyper Potion.
You can also enter the Hotel. You can heal your Pokémon here for 100. Inside the center-right room is a chest with three Great Balls. Inside the leftmost room is a Parlyz Heal. And inside the rightmost room is a Focus Band.
Right outside the ONBS building is a vending machine that offers the following drinks:
The receptionist, Megg, will greet you. Go up to the second floor. Enter the first room you see. Secc's office is located here. He'll direct you to Nett.
On the second floor, go to the bottom right room and watch the live TV broadcast. You can't see Nett without doing this.
Find the little girl on this floor. Her name is Kandee. If you take her up to the third floor to her mother, you'll get a Soothe Bell.
Nothing else to do on the third floor, so climb the stairs to the roof. Talk to Detro, who will guard the door. Nett tells Detro to let you in. Enter the little penthouse. Inside, talk to Nett and give him the Data ROM. He says it'll take a little time to analyze. Another ONBS employee, Bitt, says you should go to Rock Poké Spot, to see Duking.
Leave ONBS, and Folly and Trudly will talk about a transmitter and a radar. Go up by the Colosseum and if you don't get in the Athlete's way, you can pick up a Great Ball from the upper right corner.
Here you'll see a big bodybuilder, Duking, being interviewed by a news reporter, by the name of Pofty. Duking can't ever get her name right, and calls her Betty. Duking sees you and demonstrates how to catch wild Pokémon, which can only be found in the Poké Spots. He gives you 10 Poké Snacks. Go to the center of the Poké Spot and put a few Snacks on the plate. Duking gives you the Spot Monitor on your P★DA. Duking says there are three Poké Spots: Rock, Oasis, and Cave. Leave the Rock Poké Spot and head over to the Oasis Poké Spot.
Duking will meet you there. He is excited that you want to participate in catching wild Pokémon. He wants you to catch a Trapinch, Surskit, and Wooper, and he will trade you for Meditite for Trapinch, Shuckle for Surskit, or Larvitar for Wooper.
When you get there, Folly and Trudly will be talking. Folly's Radar will sound off, and their boss, Miror B., will enter. Miror B. invites you to join his team. Say "no," and you'll be forced to battle.
After you defeat him, Miror B. exits, with Folly and Trudly going with him. Pick up the Miror Radar that Folly and Trudly leave behind. Now, whenever Miror B. is near, the Radar will go off. Very helpful, because if you miss a Shadow Pokémon, it will go over to Miror B.
As you leave, you get an e-mail from Nett.
Cipher's plan! Nett, Pyrite Michael! I haven't completed analysis on the Data ROM, but I did make a stunning discovery about Cipher's plan. Please come right away--we need to discuss this in person.
Throughout your journey you will get a notification when there is a Pokémon at one of the Poké Spots that looks like this:
And if you miss a Shadow Pokémon, or in set places which is programmed for Miror B. to appear, you'll get a notification that looks like this:
Talk to Secc. Apparently, Cipher is looking for Nett because of the Data ROM. In the room right below Secc's office is an item chest containing an Ether. Go to the news room. You will see Cipher Peon Rixor harassing Ancha, the Newscaster.
Go inside to Nett's office. Nett surrenders the Data ROM to Cipher CmdrExol to have Megg back. Exol is a lower rank than an Cipher Admin, but higher than a Cipher Peon. Nett already copied the data on it, so nothing really matters. But Cipher apparently deleted all of the data. Exol frees Megg, but you come in to confront the big guy.
Exol will leave with the Data ROM. Nett says Cipher is behind the disappearance of the S.S. Libra. He says their next major target is Phenac City. Nett tells you to go rescue their friend Marcia from the clutches of Cipher.