I entered into Team Aqua's hideout and cleared the place out, but I was too slow in stopping Archie from escaping on his stolen submarine. I gave chase across the sea and ended up in Mossdeep City. Because the fate of the world is at stake I decided to check out the gym. Dusclops pretty much destroyed the gym with Shadow Ball. The gym is supposed to force you into double battles but I managed to make most of them single battles so Dusclops would get the experience. After solving the puzzle I found Tate and Liza and began what is typically the most difficult gym battle. Lombre and Dusclops went out against Xatu and Claydol. Lombre used Surf which weakened both Pokemon and Dusclops used Shadow Ball and knocked out Xatu. The same strategy then knocked out Claydol. Once again I just used Surf and Shadow Ball and Lunatone and Solrock both fainted. Easiest badge yet!
When I left the gym I noticed Team Magma heading towards the Space Center. I headed over there and teamed with Steven to drive them out. He gave me Dive for my troubles which I taught to Lombre. I flew to Slateport and surfed to the Abandoned Ship. Inside the ship I found a Water Stone which I used on Lombre, thus officially completing my team! I then went back to Mossdeep and surfed south before diving to the depths. I found Team Aqua and tried to stop them from unleashing Kyogre but even after defeating Archie there was nothing I could do. Kyogre and Groudon began their fight to the death in Sootopolis City. Wallace, the gym leader, told me to search the Sky Pillar for a mystical Pokemon to help us. I got to Pacifidlog Town and took a break.