Norman and Vigoroth went to see Wally in Petalburg City. He faced a Breloom, whom Vigoroth defeated with Focus Punch. Eventually, Norman came to Slateport City with Vigoroth and overheard Captain Stern, Gabby and Ty talking about Team Magma admin's assault. After finding a part in the sea, Norman surfed off on a motor with Vigoroth.
Norman sent Vigoroth and Slaking in a Double Battle against Ruby's Mightyena and Delcatty, nicknamed as Nana and Kiki. Since Ruby's Mumu started attacking with Mud Shot through the pipes, Vigoroth used Focus Punch to repel the attacks at Ruby. Norman rode with Vigoroth on his motorcycle towards Fortree City.
After meeting up with Norman, Wally recalled when Norman, with Vigoroth by his side, refused to train him.