FAQ/Walkthrough by RedIsPoetic

Version 2.20, Last Updated 2012-10-22

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Basics
    1. Controls
    2. Exploring, Collecting and Battling
  3. Main Walkthrough
    1. Preparing For Your Adventure
    2. Aspertia City
    3. Route 19
    4. Floccesy Town
    5. Route 20
    6. Floccesy Ranch
    7. Floccesy Town - Alder's House
    8. Aspertia City Gym
    9. Route 20 - Onwards to Virbank City!
    10. Virbank City
    11. Virbank Complex
    12. Virbank City Gym
    13. PokeStar Studios
    14. Virbank City - Team Plasma Strikes!
    15. Route 20 - Chasing Team Plasma
    16. Virbank City - Headed For The Mainland
    17. Castelia City
    18. Castelia City Sewers
    19. Relic Passage - Castelia City Sewers Entrance
    20. Castelia City Gym
    21. Route 4
    22. Desert Resort
    23. Relic Castle - Desert Resort Entrance
    24. Join Avenue
    25. Nimbasa City
    26. Anville Town
    27. Old Nimbasa City Gym
    28. Route 5
    29. Route 16
    30. Lostlorn Forest
    31. New Nimbasa City Gym
    32. Nimbasa City - Team Plasma Strike Again!
    33. Route 5 & The Driftveil Drawbridge
    34. Driftveil City
    35. Route 6
    36. Chargestone Cave
    37. Driftveil City Gym
    38. PWT
    39. Plasma Frigate - PWT
    40. Relic Passage - PWT Entrance
    41. Relic Castle - Relic Passage Entrance
    42. Chargestone Cave - Onwards To Mistralton City!
    43. Mistralton Cave
    44. Mistralton City
    45. Route 7
    46. Celestial Tower
    47. Mistralton City Gym
    48. Lentimas Town
    49. Reversal Mountain
    50. Strange House
    51. Undella Town
    52. Undella Bay
    53. Route 14
    54. Abundant Shrine
    55. Route 13
    56. Lacunosa Town
    57. Route 12
    58. Village Bridge
    59. Route 11
    60. Opelucid City
    61. Route 9
    62. Shopping Mall Nine
    63. Opelucid City Gym
    64. Opelucid City - Team Plasma's Gone Too Far!
    65. Marine Tube
    66. Humilau City
    67. Humilau City Gym
    68. Route 22
    69. Route 21
    70. Seaside Cave
    71. Plasma Frigate - Route 21
    72. Giant Chasm
    73. Plasma Frigate - Giant Chasm
    74. Giant Chasm - The Final Chase
    75. Route 23
    76. Victory Road
    77. Pokemon League
  4. Post-Game Walkthrough
    1. Back At Aspertia City
    2. Skyarrow Bridge
    3. Pinwheel Forest
    4. Nacrene City
    5. Route 3
    6. Wellspring Cave
    7. Striaton City
    8. Dreamyard
    9. Route 2
    10. Accumula Town
    11. Route 1
    12. Nuvema Town
    13. Route 17
    14. Route 18
    15. Route 17 Again
    16. P2 Laboratory
    17. Route 18 Again
    18. Victory Road - Entering N's Castle
    19. N's Castle
    20. Tubeline Bridge
    21. Route 8
    22. Moor of Icirrus
    23. Icirrus City
    24. Dragonspiral Tower
    25. Giant Chasm - Kyurem
    26. Black City
    27. White Forest
    28. Route 15
    29. Marvelous Bridge
    30. Cave of Being
    31. Reversal Mountain - Heatran
    32. Clay Tunnel
    33. Underground Ruins
    34. Twist Mountain
    35. Abyssal Ruins
  5. Other Areas
    1. Surf Required Areas
    2. Waterfall Required Areas
    3. Battle Subway
    4. Pokemon Musicals
    5. Big Stadium
    6. Small Court
    7. Pokemon World Tournament
  6. Appendices
    1. Legendary Pokemon
    2. Type Vs. Type Chart
    3. Medal List
    4. Move List
    5. Shop List
    6. Item List - General
    7. Item List - Medicine
    8. Item List - Berries
    9. Item List - TMs & HMs
    10. Item List - Key Items
  7. Version History
  8. Legal Notice
  9. Contact Me
  10. Credits
  11. Final Word

Post-Game Walkthrough (Continued)

Route 2

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
JigglypuffNormal10%57Tall Grass
HerdierNormal30%56-59Tall Grass
LickitungNormal10%58Tall Grass
LiepardDark20%57-58Tall Grass
WatchogNormal30%56-59Tall Grass
AudinoNormal75%56-59Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%57Shaking Grass
LickilickyNormal5%59Shaking Grass
StoutlandNormal5%59Shaking Grass
WigglytuffNormal5%59Shaking Grass

Move south and take the Youngster on that's moving through the Tall Grass.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Akira
PokemonLevelType
Beedrill61Bug/Poison
Volbeat61Bug
Scolipede61Bug/Poison
Dustox61Bug/Poison
Mothim61Bug/Flying
Reward:$976

From there, head west over to a small tree. Use Cut to chop it down, then move into the path that you've opened. Continue until you reach a Lass. Take her on!

Trainer Battle: Lass Hisako
PokemonLevelType
Butterfree61Bug/Flying
Illumise61Bug
Leavanny61Bug/Grass
Beautifly61Bug/Flying
Wormadam61Bug/Grass
Reward:$976

Once the Lass is defeated, head south and grab the Carbos there. Head back to the Lass and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. Use it to find the hidden PP Max to your west. Now backtrack all the way to where the Youngster was. Head up the stairs to his east. The girl north of the top of the stairs won't stop for a battle, so continue south. There will be two items here, a Repeat Ball and a Full Heal. Grab both then head back down the stairs. Once again head back to the Youngster. This time, head west, then south down to the ledge. Jump over the first one and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. Use it to find the hidden Max Revive. After that, jump down the next ledge and take on the Veteran at the base.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Shigure
PokemonLevelType
Masquerain66Bug/Flying
Magnezone66Electric/Steel
Dragonair66Dragon
Slowbro66Water/Psychic
Reward:$5280

From there, head east into the Tall Grass. Grab the nearby Ultra Ball to the Youngster's south, then head up to the Youngster and battle him.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Akira
PokemonLevelType
Rattata61Normal
Bidoof61Normal
Sentret61Normal
Watchog61Normal
Zigzagoon61Normal
Reward:$976

Move back out of the grass to your south-west, then head west. When you reach the Youngster next to the sign, don't worry about him, he's not looking to fight. Continue past him and you'll be stopped by a Lass who does want to fight thought.

Trainer Battle: Lass Mari
PokemonLevelType
Pidgey61Normal/Flying
Starly61Normal/Flying
Hoothoot61Normal/Flying
Unfezant61Normal/Flying
Taillow61Normal/Flying
Reward:$976

Once she's done with, head west to the next patch of grass. Move south-west through it until you're stopped by a Veteran wanting to battle. Last one before the Route ends!

Trainer Battle: Veteran Asahi
PokemonLevelType
Wormadam66Bug/Ground
Magcargo66Fire/Rock
Jumpluff66Grass/Flying
Exploud66Normal
Reward:$5280

After she's been beat, grab the Max Revive next to her, then head south out of the Tall Grass. You'll see a boulder nearby. Use Strength and push it into its hole to the south. Move over it and grab the Calcium that was hiding behind. Move back north, then head east into and through the gate. You'll be in Accumula Town!

Accumula Town

First, of course, head to the Pokemon Center. Simply follow the path east, then south, then east once more and you'll find yourself in front of the Center. Head in and heal your Pokemon, as well as stock up on anything you might need to. Once you're done, head back out so we can get onto exploring!

Head west first, out onto the grassy area with the two benches. Check inside the bin south-west of the lower bench and you'll find a Max Repel. From there, head north up to the left of the two buildings there. Enter it and move up to the second floor. Talk to the guy near the top of the stairs and he'll give you a Poke Ball. Now head over and talk to the woman behind the desk. She'll ask you two questions about your starter Pokemon. One's about whether it's a certain weight and the other is about whether it's a certain size. If you answer both of these questions correctly, you'll be give a Gem that matches the type of your starter. That's all to do in this building, so exit. Enter the building to the right of this one.

Head up to the second floor and talk to the man in the south-east corner of the room to receive a BalmMushroom. Exit this building. If you move up the stairs to the right of this building and enter the building at the top, you can listen to two musicians practising. If you want to listen to a nice little track, feel free to head up. Once you're done, head south from the stairs until you reach a set of stairs leading down west. Move down them. Head west and enter the building at the end.

Inside is a girl on the first floor who will ask for an Excadrill and who will trade a Level 40 Ambipom in return. If you make the trade, you'll then be able to battle her afterwards, taking on the Excadrill that you just traded. If you win, you'll then be able to trade a Hippowdon and receive an Alakazam in return. If you do this, you'll be in a second battle taking on the Hippowdon you traded, along with a Level 63 Stoutland and Sandslash. Once you've done all you want to here, head back to the Pokemon Center. Heal your Pokemon then head south into Route 1!

Route 1

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
JigglypuffNormal10%57Tall Grass
HerdierNormal50%56-59Tall Grass
WatchogNormal40%56-59Tall Grass
HerdierNormal39%64-67Dark Grass
JigglypuffNormal10%65Dark Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting11%66-67Dark Grass
WatchogNormal40%64-67Dark Grass
AudinoNormal80%56-59Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%57Shaking Grass
StoutlandNormal5%59Shaking Grass
WigglytuffNormal5%59Shaking Grass
BasculinWater100%45-60Water
BasculinWater100%45-60Rippling Water
BasculinWater95%40-70Fishing
FeebasWater5%50-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
FeebasWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
MiloticWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

It's the first Route that you play through in BW! Coolies! Strangely it's crazily windy nowadays, so it makes for a bit of an interesting experience. Head through the Tall Grass to your south and talk to the female Backpacker below. 'Is it another battle?' 'Why yes, yes it is!'

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Ayumi
PokemonLevelType
Omanyte62Rock/Water
Archeops62Rock/Flying
Anorith62Rock/Bug
Shieldon62Rock/Steel
Reward:$1488

Head south along the path until you hit the next Backpacker. Challenge him!

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Toshinobu
PokemonLevelType
Kabuto62Rock/Water
Cranidos62Rock
Lileep62Rock/Grass
Carracosta62Water/Rock
Reward:$1488

Head east into the Tall Grass. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden Ultra Ball. Talk to the woman wandering around in the Tall Grass and she'll give you a Poiton. Deja vu to the max. From here, you can continue south all the way until you hit Nuvema Town. You might want to head there first before exploring the rest of Route 1.

Once you're done there, head to the steps taking you west, down to the water. Move onto the water and begin Surfing south. When the water takes you west, follow it until you reach the land at the end. When you do, move onto it. First, head west. In a small alcove you'll find a Full Restore. From there, head up the stairs taking you east. Move south into the Dark Grass, then west over to the Ace Trainer moving about. Need I say what ensues?

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Shunsuk
PokemonLevelType
Durant66Bug/Steel
Espeon66Psychic
Honchkrow66Dark/Flying
Reward:$3960

Head south from there and you'll find another Ace Trainer wandering about a hill. This time she's female.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Asami
PokemonLevelType
Heatmor66Fire
Umbreon66Dark
Mismagius66Ghost
Reward:$3960

On the top of the hill that the Ace Trainer was circling is a hidden item. Obviously, use your Dowsing MCHN to find what turns out to be Protein. Fromt here, head south-west down to the female Pokemon Ranger. Take her on!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Kiri
PokemonLevelType
Wigglytuff64Normal
Vileplume64Grass/Poison
Girafarig64Normal/Psychic
Reward:$3840

Note: After defeating Kiri, she'll give you a Lum Berry.

Move down, south past the fence. Now head east until you reach the male Pokemon Ranger, the last trainer of Route 1.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Rick
PokemonLevelType
Vigoroth64Normal
Victreebel64Grass/Poison
Stantler64Normal
Reward:$3840

Note: After defeating Rick, he'll give you a Lum Berry.

Move down the thin little path leading south along the trees to the right of the Ranger. At the end is a Prism Scale. Pick it up, backtrack to the Ranger then head west until you reach the gate. Head through to Route 17 on the other side.

Nuvema Town

First, let's head into the house south-west of the entrance. Inside, you'll find the mother of the main character from BW. She'll greet and talk with you. She'll offer to heal your Pokemon whenever you speak with her, so keep this in mind. Once you're done speaking with her, head upstairs and grab the King's Rock next to the bed. Once you have it, exit the house. When you're back outside, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Zinc to your west. Once you have it, take the path south and enter the eastern of the two houses. Talk to the bald man inside. He's Cheren's father and will give you some Berry Juice. Sweet! Once you get it, head back outside.

Now head to the building in the north-west part of town. Yep, it's Juniper's lab! Head inside. Here you'll find Professor Juniper herself. If you come here and speak with her when you've seen all of the Pokemon in the Unova Pokedex, she will give you a License. When you speak with her when you've caught all of the Pokemon in the Unova Pokedex and you'll receive the Oval Charm and speak with her when you've caught all of the Pokemon in the National Pokedex and you'll receive the Shiny Charm. It might seem like a lot of effort, but it's definitely worth it for the hardcore Pokemon Trainers out there.

Also here is the Professor's hubby, Cedric. Speak with him and he'll give you the Super Rod. Hell yes! You can now fish at any body of water all around Unova! How awesome! Once you're done, head back outside. That's all there is to do in Nuvema Town actually, so head back into Route 1 and continue on where you left. That's if you're actually following the walkthrough exactly.

Route 17

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
FrillishWater/Ghost100%45-50Water
AlomomolaWater95%45-60Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%50-60Rippling Water
FinneonWater70%50-70Fishing
HorseaWater30%50-60Fishing
LumineonWater30%50-60Fishing Spots
HorseaWater60%50-60Fishing Spots
SeadraWater5%60-70Fishing Spots
KingdraWater/Dragon5%60-70Fishing Spots

Move down the steps and out to the water. Use Surf to move onto the deeper water. Once you do, move off onto the closest shallow. Head over to the Fisherman here. Take him on!

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Tatsuhiko
PokemonLevelType
Feebas66Water
Finneon66Water
Lumineon66Water
Reward:$2048

Once he's been defeated, head around to the western side of the current shallows. Use your Dowsing MCHN here to locate and grab the hidden Blue Shard. Once you have it Surf over to the shallows to your north. There's an item sitting in the shallow water here. Grab it to find that it's another Blue Shard! Head over to the south-west corner of this shallow and Surf west, then south. There's a Swimmer swimming about here. Challenge!

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Yoshimasa
PokemonLevelType
Tentacool65Water/Poison
Huntail65Water
Reward:$1040

To the south are two currents taking you west. The upper of the two, which starts slightly further west, is the one that you want to take, otherwise you'll simply get spat out at the next route, Route 18, which we don't really want quite yet. Once you've ridden the upper of the two currents, you'll end up to the west of a female Swimmer. Nonchalantly stroll up to her and ask her if she'd like to partake in a battle with you. Yea.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Tomoko
PokemonLevelType
Clamperl65Water
Shellder65Water
Reward:$1040

Head east past her, avoiding all of the currents. You'll reach more shallows. Move onto them. Grab the Dive Ball to the Fisherman's north, then take the Fisherman on himself.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Sotaro
PokemonLevelType
Krabby64Water
Qwilfish64Water/Poison
Kingler64Water
Reward:$2048

Once he's defeated, move out onto the water east of the shallow. Surf into the current and let it take you back to the male Swimmer. This time take the bottom current flowing west. You'll be spat at near a beach. You're now officially in Route 18! We need to head through here to access the rest of Route 17, so let's get onto it!

Route 18

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
CarnivineGrass10%58Tall Grass
CrustleBug/Rock20%57Tall Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting30%57-58Tall Grass
TropiusGrass/Flying10%58Tall Grass
WatchogNormal10%56Tall Grass
CarnivineGrass10%66Dark Grass
CrustleBug/Rock20%65Dark Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting30%65-66Dark Grass
TropiusGrass/Flying10%66Dark Grass
WatchogNormal10%64Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%56-59Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%57Shaking Grass
FrillishWater/Ghost100%45-50Water
AlomomolaWater95%45-60Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%50-60Rippling Water
CorsolaWater/Rock5%60-70Fishing
FinneonWater65%50-70Fishing
HorseaWater30%50-60Fishing
LumineonWater30%50-60Fishing Spots
HorseaWater60%50-60Fishing Spots
SeadraWater5%60-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
SawkFighting20%57-59Tall Grass
SawkFighting20%65-67Dark Grass
ThrohFighting5%59Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
ThrohFighting20%57-59Tall Grass
ThrohFighting20%65-67Dark Grass
SawkFighting5%59Shaking Grass

Move west and move onto the beach. Move up both sets of stairs until you reach the Tall Grass at the top. Move north through it over to the Veteran. Time for another Pokemon battle! This one's a Triple Battle!

Triple Battle: Veteran Mizuho
PokemonLevelType
Kingdra68Water/Dragon
Skarmory68Steel/Flying
Donphan68Ground
Reward:$5440

Once she's been taken down, head north, then west along the path to the shack. Enter it. Talk to the female Ace Trainer inside at any time to heal your Pokemon. The shady-looking man in the north-east corner of the room will buy any Rare Bones off of you for a grand total of $10000 each, so feel free to sell them to him if you want. Once you're done, head back outside.

Head south to the bridge. Move over it and use Strength to push the boulder into the hole. Move over the boulder to the Black Belt moving around in circles.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Retsuji
PokemonLevelType
Hariyama65Fighting
Throh65Fighting
Hitmontop65Fighting
Reward:$2080

Once Retsuji's been fought, head to the south-east corner of this area. Find the hidden Rare Candy using your Dowsing MCHN, then head back to the Black Belt. Now head south-west and grab the Zinc sitting in the Tall Grass. Head back to the Black Belt and head back over the bridge. Once you're over, head west to the stairs leading down. Move down them to the sand below. First head south right down to the water. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find the Pearl String hidden in the rock. Move back north and move up the steps leading east to the boulder. Use Strength on the boulder and push it into the hole. Once it's in the hole, head east under the bridge and down the steps to an out-of-the-way sandy area. There's a Veteran here. You know what that means!

Trainer Battle: Veteran Junichi
PokemonLevelType
Tyranitar70Rock/Dark
Reward:$5600

Grab the Star Piece north of the Veteran then backtrack all the way past the boulder, down the stairs to the sand there. Head north up the stairs to the Hiker.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Akihiko
PokemonLevelType
Hippopotas64Ground
Hippowdon64Ground
Crustle64Bug/Rock
Reward:$2048

From there, move west, then south through the Tall Grass until you come upon the Veteran.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Maya
PokemonLevelType
Salamence70Dragon/Flying
Reward:$5600

Continue south past her to the very end where you'll find TM19 - Telekinesis! Snatch 'er up and head back north until you're out of the Tall Grass. Now just continue along the main path leading north. When you finally hit some stairs taking you north, move up them. At the top you'll find a familiar face, if you played BW at least. It's Crasher Wake, a former Gym Leader! After speaking with him for a bit, he'll eventually leave. Follow the path taking you east.

Head over the bridge when you reach it. Halfway across is a Veteran (what a troll!). Let's teach this troll a lesson! This happens to be a Rotation Battle, by the way.

Rotation Battle: Veteran Chester
PokemonLevelType
Staraptor68Normal/Flying
Relicanth68Water/Rock
Krookodile68Ground/Dark
Reward:$5440

Head over to the other side of the bridge and grab the Magma Stone. Guess what? This can be used in Reversal Mountain to take on Heatran. Yes! Check out the Reversal Mountain - Heatran section to find out how to take it on! Now head down the stairs all the way down to the beach. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find the Heart Scale buried in the sand. Use Surf to head out onto the water. Head east and take the lower of the two currents taking you east. Time to go back and explore the rest of Route 17!

Route 17 Again

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
FrillishWater/Ghost100%45-50Water
AlomomolaWater95%45-60Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%50-60Rippling Water
FinneonWater70%50-70Fishing
HorseaWater30%50-60Fishing
LumineonWater30%50-60Fishing Spots
HorseaWater60%50-60Fishing Spots
SeadraWater5%60-70Fishing Spots
KingdraWater/Dragon5%60-70Fishing Spots

You'll be spat out near some land. If you want to explore it, it's officially known as P2 Laboratory, so feel free to skip to that section and follow it along, then find your place here once you're done and ready to continue on with Route 17.

It can be a little hectic traversing these currents, so be careful. When you're ready to, move south from where you got spat out. Move between the two currents moving east, down to some shallows below. Move onto them and grab the Pearl String and the hidden Shoal Shell. Once you've done that, backtrack to where you got spat out of the current heading from Route 18 back into Route 17.

Now head between the two currents to the west of where you got spat out (one current's heading east, the other north). There'll be a small gap between them. You'll reach some shallows after heading past them. Move onto it and use your Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden Shoal Salt. Move to the south edge of the shallow and move off into the water below. Surf west between the gaps into the currents, over to the Swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Eitaro
PokemonLevelType
Carvanha65Water/Dark
Sharpedo65Water/Dark
Reward:$1040

Now head back east to the small rock in the water. You should be able to move south, then west between the currents here. When you do, you'll reach the final trainer in the area, another Swimmer!

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Yuka
PokemonLevelType
Chinchou65Water/Electric
Gorebyss65Water
Reward:$1040

Guess what? There's a little more to do in Route 18 that can only be access by heading south from the female Swimmer until you hit the wall, then heading west between the current and the wall until you come back out into open water. Let's head to Route 18 Again!

P2 Laboratory

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
HerdierNormal20%56Tall Grass
KlangSteel15%57-59Tall Grass
MagnetonElectric/Steel15%57-59Tall Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting15%57-58Tall Grass
WatchogNormal20%56Tall Grass
WeezingPoison15%57-58Tall Grass
AudinoNormal85%56-59Shaking Grass
KlinklangSteel5%59Shaking Grass
MagnezoneElectric/Steel5%59Shaking Grass
StoutlandNormal5%59Shaking Grass
FrillishWater/Ghost100%45-60Water
AlomomolaWater95%45-60Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%50-60Rippling Water
FinneonWater65%35-55Fishing
HorseaWater35%35-55Fishing
LumineonWater5%35-70Fishing Spots
QwilfishWater/Poison30%35-60Fishing Spots
SeadraWater60%35-60Fishing Spots
KingdraWater/Dragon5%45-70Fishing Spots

Let's explore P2 Lab! Move over and onto the land, then head up the stairs to the New Team Plasma Grunt. What's he doing here? Wait, is that the Plasma Frigate?! Herm. Before heading aboard, let's head into the nearby building, which happens to be P2 Laboratory. Grab the Dubious Disc inside. Yep, that's all there was to do! Head on board the Frigate!

There's very little at all that you can do here. Feel free to explore the Frigate and talk with the Grunts, but the only real thing to do of interest is to find Colress, back in the helm where you battled him when the Frigate was at Giant Chasm. Head there. If you speak with him, he'll challenge you to a battle! Make sure that you're prepared for such a buttle if you plan to partake. He's powerful so you may need to come back when you have a stronger team!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Trainer Colress
PokemonLevelType
Magneton72Electric/Steel
Rotom72Electric/Water
Metagross72Steel/Psychic
Beheeyem72Psychic
Magnezone72Electric/Steel
Klinklang74Steel
Reward:$14800

Once you're done, head back off of the ship and head back into Route 17 Again.

Route 18 Again

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
CarnivineGrass10%58Tall Grass
CrustleBug/Rock20%57Tall Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting30%57-58Tall Grass
TropiusGrass/Flying10%58Tall Grass
WatchogNormal10%56Tall Grass
CarnivineGrass10%66Dark Grass
CrustleBug/Rock20%65Dark Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting30%65-66Dark Grass
TropiusGrass/Flying10%66Dark Grass
WatchogNormal10%64Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%56-59Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%57Shaking Grass
FrillishWater/Ghost100%45-50Water
AlomomolaWater95%45-60Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%50-60Rippling Water
CorsolaWater/Rock5%60-70Fishing
FinneonWater65%50-70Fishing
HorseaWater30%50-60Fishing
LumineonWater30%50-60Fishing Spots
HorseaWater60%50-60Fishing Spots
SeadraWater5%60-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
SawkFighting20%57-59Tall Grass
SawkFighting20%65-67Dark Grass
ThrohFighting5%59Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
ThrohFighting20%57-59Tall Grass
ThrohFighting20%65-67Dark Grass
SawkFighting5%59Shaking Grass

Continue west from Route 17 until you see the beach to your west. When you do, head south first to a small beach there containing the item PP Max, as well as a Prism Scale hidden to its south. Once both are in your possession, move back onto the water and head back north. When you see that beach to your west once more, move onto it. First find the hidden Pearl near the shore, then move north-west over to the Battle Girl there. Final battle of the route!

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Matsuri
PokemonLevelType
Poliwrath65Water/Fighting
Sawk65Fighting
Medicham65Fighting/Psychic
Reward:$2080

Once she's defeated, head north up the stairs into the Dark Grass. Grab the Iron here, then turn on your Dowsing MCHN and head west. Use it to find the PP Max hidden here.

And that's everything in south-east Unova! If you haven't explore north-west Unova (starting at Tubeline Bridge) or Clay Tunnel yet, I'd recommend doing so now! More post-game areas to explore! If you plan to tackle north-west Unova, I recommend first working through the Victory Road - Entering N's Castle and N's Castle sections before continuing onto Tubeline Bridge and beyond. Feel free to look at any other post-game content or anything that takes your fancy though!

Victory Road - Entering N's Castle

To be able to face Zekrom or Reshiram (depending on your game) and have the chance to catch it, we must first explore N's Castle. Getting there is a bit more difficult than it was in BW, but it's still not too hard. The best way to reach it is to Fly to the Pokemon Leage then head into Victory Road from there. I'll direct you to the entrance below. Head from the Pokemon Center at the Pokemon League south until you're out of the area. Once you are, move around and enter the cave. Head east, then south to exit the cave.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GurdurrFighting70%47-50Tall Grass
ThrohFighting30%48-50Tall Grass
GurdurrFighting70%52-55Dark Grass
ThrohFighting30%53-55Dark Grass
AudinoNormal95%47-50Shaking Grass
SawkFighting5%50Shaking Grass

Now head down the stairs past the two Veterans here. When you see a thin staircase leading down to your south-west, move down it. Move down the second one, and you'll be given a choice between two staircases to move down. Take the eastern of the two and you'll see Zoroark here who will run when you reach the bottom of the stairs. Follow him through the Dark Grass into the cave.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BanetteGhost70%47-50Anywhere
GolurkGround/Ghost30%48-50Anywhere
BasculinWater70%35-50Water
MarillWater30%35-50Water
BasculinWater35%35-50Rippling Water
MarillWater60%35-50Rippling Water
AzumarillWater5%40-50Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PoliwrathWater/Fighting5%50-70Fishing Spots

Head west down the first set of stairs in the cave. Now head south until you reach the large set of stairs. Move down them, jump over the ledge and exit the cave at the bottom. You'll see Zoroark outside. Move over to him and he'll run into the next cave.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
DruddigonDragon80%47-50Anywhere
ZweilousDark/Dragon20%49-50Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel80%47-50Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%47Dust Cloud

Follow him in once more. Move up to him and he'll once more skitter off. Head north until you see the huge staircase leading down east. Move down it into N's Castle at the bottom.

N's Castle

As soon as you enter, you'll see N nearby. Move up to him and he'll talk with you. Answer 'Yes' when he asks his question and he'll team up with you. You can't explore the castle without him teaming up with you. Once he's travelling with you, head north through the door. You'll be in a room full of toys. You'll talk with N some more, before he'll head back out of the room. Don't follow him just yet. Instead, head to the eastern side of the room and grab the Luxury Ball sitting there. Once you've done that, follow N out of the room.

You'll team back up once more. Head south down the stairs made of rubble. Move west and you'll find an item. Pick it up to find that it's some Protein. Now move east until you reach the next set of rubble stairs. Move up them and go east until you reach yet another set of rubble stairs leading down. Move down them, then head east until you reach TM50 - Overheat at the end. Pick 'er up and head back up the rubble stairs. Now head east, then north and you'll reach a proper set of stairs. Head up them.

Head west until N says that you should continue alone. When he does, head north through the door. Head north through this area until N calls out and catches up. You'll continue to talk before he throws out his Zekrom (Black 2) or Reshiram (White 2) and challenges you to a battle. This is his only Pokemon, so it won't be a crazily difficult battle. Even so, if you don't think you're up to the task, you can answer with a 'No' and come back later. If you answer 'Yes', the battle will begin.

[If Black 2 is being played]

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Trainer N
PokemonLevelType
Zekrom70Dragon/Electric
Reward:$14000

[If White 2 is being played]

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Trainer N
PokemonLevelType
Reshiram70Dragon/Fire
Reward:$14000

Once N's Pokemon has been defeated, N'll talk with you, then turn it into a stone. In Black 2 this is the Dark Stone. In White 2 this is the Light Stone. N will then give this stone to you. Guess what? You can use this to catch the Pokemon you just battled! If you haven't yet explored north-west Unova, head out of N's Castle and the cave, then Fly to Opelucid City, head west onto the Tubeline Bridge and begin exploring. If you already have, Fly straight to Icirrus City so that you can take on Dragonspiral Tower and catch us some Legendaries.

Tubeline Bridge

This bridge acts as the gateway to north-west Unova, allowing you to explore these areas after defeating the Elite Four. To get there, simply Fly to Opelucid City (which you'll find has now been cleaned up after Team Plasma's attack), then head out of the east exit and through Route 9. After that, you'll be in Tubeline Bridge!

Once you enter it, you'll notice Battle Subway trains moving underneath bridge. Run what appears to be south along the bridge until you reach a Battle Girl in the centre. Talk with her and she'll hand you TM43 - Flame Charge. Niiiiice! No one else on the bridge is important, so continue until you reach the gate on the other side. Talk to the Scientist on the north side of the gate to receive EnergyPowder, then exit the gate into Route 8!

Route 8

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ALL SEASONS EXCEPT WINTER
CroagunkPoison/Fighting15%55-56Puddles
PalpitoadWater/Ground40%54-57Puddles
StunfiskGround/Electric20%55-56Puddles
BLACK 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug5%57Puddles
ShelmetBug20%54Puddles
WHITE 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug20%54Puddles
ShelmetBug5%57Puddles
ALL SEASONS
SeismitoadWater/Ground30%45-60Water
StunfiskGround/Electric70%45-60Water
PalpitoadWater/Ground30%45-60Rippling Water
SeismitoadWater/Ground5%50-60Rippling Water
StunfiskGround/Electric65%45-60Rippling Water
BarboachWater/Ground70%45-60Fishing
StunfiskGround/Electric30%45-60Fishing
BarboachWater/Ground60%45-60Fishing Spots
StunfiskGround/Electric30%45-60Fishing Spots
WhiscashWater/Ground10%60Fishing Spots

Something to note about Route 8 is that it snows when it's Winter in-game (April, August and December). When this happens, all of the puddles that would normally be accessible in the area is frozen over, leaving only water to fish and Surf on to encounter wild Pokemon. During the other months, moving through puddles is like moving through Tall Grass; Pokemon will appear at random. During Winter, many areas are also slippery, so you'll slide along in a single direction until you hit an obstruction, at which point you can slide in another direction. You'll need to do this to navigate these areas. It's not all that hard, so you shouldn't need me to hold your hand and guide you through. Anyway, let's get onto the walkthrough itself!

First, talk to the Parasol Lady to the north of the entrance. If you do, she'll hand you a Heat Rock. From there, head south into the puddles and move over to the deep water. Use Surf on it and move to the south edge. Move back onto the puddle there and grab the Big Pearl. Move back onto the water and back onto the land, this time on the western side. Move over to the nearby Parasol Lady and start the battle! This one's a Rotation Battle, against three Castforms, no less.

Rotation Battle: Parasol Lady Michiko
PokemonLevelType
Castform60Normal
Castform60Normal
Castform60Normal
Reward:$1920

Once the Lady be defeated, trek north-west to the next puddle. From here, if you head west, then south, then south-east under the bridge, you'll reach Icirrus City. You can skip ahead to that section if you so wish to, but this walkthrough will explore the rest of Route 8, as well as Moor of Icirrus to the north of Route 8 first. Anyway, from the puddle head north-east and you'll be stopped by a Lass standing in front of some trees to your south. Guess what?

Trainer Battle: Lass Mai
PokemonLevelType
Shelmet60Bug
Slugma60Fire
Gastrodon60Water/Ground
Reward:$960

To the Lass' north is a Fisherman also looking to give his Pokemon some experience.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Takuma
PokemonLevelType
Barboach60Water/Ground
Stunfisk60Ground/Electric
Whiscash60Water/Ground
Reward:$1920

Turn your Dowsing MCHN on and head east. Use it to find the Max Repel then continue east until you hit the Parasol Lady. Err, 'bump into' might be a better way to phrase that. Anyway, she'll challenge you as retribution! Triple Battle by the way!

Triple Battle: Parasol Lady Rui
PokemonLevelType
Castform60Normal
Jolteon60Electric
Ludicolo60Water/Grass
Reward:$1920

To the Parasol Lady's north-east is the entrance to Moor of Icirrus. Feel free to head in and explore. Once you're done, head back out and we'll explore the rest of Route 8. When you finish, head back west to the Fisherman. From there, head west around the body of water and continue until you reach the Youngster moving up and down. Speak with him to challenge him to the final battle of the Route!

Trainer Battle: Youngster Takato
PokemonLevelType
Palpitoad60Water/Ground
Vaporeon60Water
Croagunk60Poison/Fighting
Reward:$960

Grab TM36 - Sludge Bomb to the Youngster's north, then head back to the Youngster. Now head north-east between the water and the trees. At the end of the path you'll find a Nest Ball. Once more backtrack to the Youngster. This time turn your Dowsing MCHN on and head south. Use it to find the Rare Candy there. Now head east, following the path south under the bridge when it turns that way. You'll be in Icirrus City! Skip ahead to that section to find information on it!

Moor of Icirrus

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
WINTER ONLY
SeismitoadWater/Ground5%50-60Rippling Water
ALL OTHER SEASONS
CroagunkPoison/Fighting15%55-56Puddles
PalpitoadWater/Ground40%54-57Puddles
StunfiskGround/Electric20%55-56Puddles
SeismitoadWater/Ground5%60Rippling Water
BLACK 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug5%57Puddles
ShelmetBug20%54Puddles
WHITE 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug20%54Puddles
ShelmetBug5%57Puddles
ALL SEASONS
StunfiskGround/Electric100%45-60Water
StunfiskGround/Electric95%45-60Rippling Water
BarboachWater/Ground70%45-60Fishing
StunfiskGround/Electric30%45-60Fishing
BarboachWater/Ground60%45-60Fishing Spots
StunfiskGround/Electric30%45-60Fishing Spots
WhiscashWater/Ground10%60Fishing Spots

Just like Route 8, Moor of Icirrus snows when it's Winter in-game (April, August and December). When this happens, all of the puddles that would normally be accessible in the area is frozen over, leaving only water to fish and Surf on to encounter wild Pokemon. During the other months, moving through puddles is like moving through Tall Grass; Pokemon will appear at random. During Winter, many areas are also slippery, so you'll slide along in a single direction until you hit an obstruction, at which point you can slide in another direction. You'll need to do this to navigate these areas. It's not all that hard, so you shouldn't need me to hold your hand and guide you through. Anyway, let's get onto the walkthrough itself!

First, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and head west. Use it to find the nearby TinyMushroom. From there, head north up the hill past the bald man. When you see the boulder to your west, move down to it. Use Strength and push it west into its hole. Speak with the nearby Pokemon Ranger to start up a battle with her.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Lisa
PokemonLevelType
Accelgor62Bug
Kecleon62Normal
Swalot62Poison
Reward:$3720

Note: After defeating Lisa, she'll give you a Lum Berry.

Now head north, then west and circle around the fairly large body of water. Continue until you reach an area to your south. When you do, grab TM84 - Poison Jab here, then backtrack to the Pokemon Ranger. Head back east over the boulder and back up to the bald man on the hill. Now head north. When you hit the puddle, continue north up to the Fisherman.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Tetsuharu
PokemonLevelType
Poliwhirl60Water
Whiscash60Water/Ground
Politoed60Water
Reward:$1920

Once he's been defeated, head east around the body of water. There you'll find a Green Shard. Now make sure your Dowsing MCHN is on and head west past the Fisherman and up over a small hill. Use your MCHN to find the hidden Big Mushroom. Head south-east to the puddle, then east through this puddle. When you see two paths leading in two different directions, take the one heading north-east. There's a Heart Scale up. Snatch it up and head back to the puddle. This time head south-east. When you reach the ledge, jump over it. Head east and you'll reach another Fisherman!

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Takuji
PokemonLevelType
Corphish60Water
Poliwag60Water
Stunfisk60Ground/Electric
Reward:$1920

Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and follow it find a hidden Dawn Stone. After this, head around into the little alcove between the trees and grab the Rare Candy sitting there. Last of all, head south-west. When you see a Pokemon Ranger to your south, move over and take him on.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Parker
PokemonLevelType
Escavalier62Bug/Steel
Skuntank62Poison/Dark
Carnivine62Grass
Reward:$3720

Note: After defeating Parker, he'll give you a Lum Berry.

Now move around the pool of water to Parker's right and grab the Full Heall. That's really it. Move north from the Ranger, then head west until your see the exit to your south. Move through it and you'll be back in Route 8. Time to finish exploring it!

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