Pokemon Black Version 2 FAQ/Walkthrough by RedIsPoetic

Version 2.20, Last Updated 2012-10-22

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
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Introduction

Welcome to my Pokemon Black Version 2 & Pokemon White Version 2 FAQ/Walkthrough! Straight off the bat - I'm a huge Pokemon fan. I have been hooked since 2001 when I first got Pokemon Blue and haven't stopped loving the series since. I hope that love shows throughout the following mass of text, as I guide you through the many aspects of Pokemon B/W 2.

Pokemon B/W 2, developed by Game Freak, still features classic Pokemon gameplay, with the primary objectives being to collect Pokemon, make them battle, stop the bad guys and become a Pokemon Master. It does however, have a wealth of new content, with two quite notable changes among a number of smaller. The first is the introduction of some previous generation Pokemon from the very start of the game. You no longer have to wait until you obtain the National Dex to be able to begin catching these Pokemon, but can instead start immediately. The second is the addition of the Pokemon World Tournament. This is every Pokemon fan's dream. This tournament features every notable Pokemon Trainer (whether Gym Leader, Rival, Elite Four Member or other notable trainer) of every region! You participate in it too, battling against your favourite NPCs from past and present games in a knockout-style tournament until there's only one trainer left. You can participate in both single and double battles too, making for even more possibilities!

For the most part, the gameplay between Black/White 2 and Black/White are the same, but there is an entirely new plotline that follows on from the original games. Set two years after B/W, you take control of a new trainer and start out in Aspertia City, the first time you've ever started out in a city as opposed to a town. Aspertia City, along with Floccesy Town, Virbank City and their surrounding areas, is totally new, giving you something never before seen. Once these places have been explored, the player can then venture back to most of the original areas in Unova.

The guide itself aims to provide a complete walkthrough, guiding you through all of the areas found in the game, as well as all post-game content. It also aims to provide complete lists of moves, items, shops and other helpful appendices that can be used to make the game easier. The various features within the game will also be given an explanation, including simpler things such as seasons, Pokemon types and how battling works, to more advanced things such as EVs, IVs and how damage is calculated.

Pokemon B/W have certainly been done justice with this sequel, making for a new area to explore and an immensely fun game all around. And now your adventure begins!

- RedIsPoetic

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE
This guide is based upon the Japanese version of BW2. All content between the As this game has only just been officially released in the US, localised names that were not known before release have not yet been changed and are still based upon the Japanese names. I am in the process of converting these names to the appropriate English-version names.
IMPORTANT NOTE
I'm Aussie, so I spell things how they're meant to be spelt (none of this 'Mom' crap, it's 'Mum', alright?!). Joking aside, the majority of readers speak US English. If you're one of them, I apologise for the differences in spelling of some words.

Controls

The in-game controls vary depending on whether you're in battle, navigating a menu or exploring the world. The varying uses are explained below. The control is listed on the left and it function's listed to its right.

ControlFunction
AUse, Select Option
BCancel, Hold and use D-Pad to run
XOpens/Closes Pause Menu
YUse registered item, if one is registered
StartNo Use
SelectNo Use
UpMove character up, scroll up options
DownMove character down, scroll down options
LeftMove character left, move left through options
RightMove character right, move right through options
LNo Use
RNo Use
Touch ScreenSelect pressed option
Circle Pad (3DS Only)Acts as a substitute for the Up, Down, Left and Right buttons.

Exploring, Collecting and Battling

Exploring the world of Pokemon, collecting Pokemon and using them to battle are the three primary elements that constitute the core of every Pokemon game's gameplay. Each of these will be given an overview.

Exploring

An integral part of any Pokemon game is its sense of adventure and seeing wondrous things. Visiting towns and cities with your Pokemon and speaking to residents to hear many of the entertaining, informative and quirky things that they have to say are just one element of the many that make up exploration. The Pokemon world is made up of a three primary places, which are:

  • Towns and cities
  • Routes
  • Special Wilderness Locations

Within towns and cities, there are few trainer battles, except in specially designated areas such as Pokemon Gyms where there are many more. In these places you can buy and sell items, heal your Pokemon and talk to other people, sometimes getting some very cool items!

Routes are the primary areas of wilderness that connect towns. They almost always feature many trainers that are itching to battle. They also contain grass (or dark sand or another equivalent depending on the climate of the route) which can be moved through to find wild Pokemon, which can be caught.

The final area type is special wilderness locations. These generally don't connect cities, but instead branch of from other areas of all kinds. They also feature wild Pokemon and trainers and quite often need to explored to advance the plot and tend to have a more interesting 'theme' to them than what Routes do.

Exploring the Pokemon world is all about imagination and losing yourself in a bit of a child-like fashion. It's about the sense of realism and the feeling that the world is very much alive and not just a computer-generated entity.

Collecting

Collecting and assembling your own unique party of Pokemon is one of the many awesometastic things that you can do in any and all Pokemon games. You collect Pokemon through catching them in the wild. This is done by throwing Poke Balls at them when they're weak and about to faint.

Although you can collect as many Pokemon as your PC can hold (which is a lot), you can only carry six around with you at any one time which form your party. These are the ones that you use in battle. Collecting and assembling a strong party is all a part of the fun!

Battling

The heart of Pokemon games, battling is where the game shines. In battles, one Pokemon is pitted against another. These Pokemon duke it out, attacking each other with moves until one prevails and the other faints. Obviously there is more to it than that, but this gives you an overall idea.

There are two types of battles, Wild battles and Trainer battles. Wild battles are against a single (or sometimes two or three in double and triple battles) wild Pokemon. Wild Pokemon are generally weaker than Pokemon that have been raised by a trainer, but can still be very dangerous.

The basic structure of a Pokemon battle is as follows. The first Pokemon in your party is sent out, followed by the first Pokemon of your opponent's party. If it's a wild Pokemon, it simply appears alone. Each Pokemon takes turns using a move. Moves can either be offensive and directly damage the enemy, or passive, meaning that they boost your own Pokemon stats, lower your opponent's stats or maybe even inflict them with a Status Ailment.

Both sides choose which move they will use at the beginning of the turn. The Pokemon with the higher speed stat generally uses their move first, followed by the other Pokemon's move. Play continues until one Pokemon faints. If the battle was against a Wild Pokemon which faints, it ends. If it was against a trainer which has more than one Pokemon and the first one faints, he chooses his next Pokemon and it appears. If your own Pokemon faints, you must choose your next Pokemon. Once all Pokemon on one side have been defeated, the other team is declared the winner.

Moves that deal damage sometimes have secondary effects and have different 'Base Damage' values. Type Match-Ups come into play here and often decide whether a Pokemon wins or loses.

Besides attacking, a player has two other options (three if it's a battle in the wild). The first is to use an item. Using an item means that the Pokemon can't use a move that turn. Items have a range of effects, from healing to Pokemon to catching them. Items are used before the other Pokemon uses its move. Items are an essential part of battling and using them well can be the difference between victory and defeat.

The second option is to switch Pokemon. This costs you a turn, but this means you can send out a Pokemon that is more powerful against the enemy, or just simply stronger. A third option is available in the wild, which is to 'Run'. if you run from a battle, it immediately ends. If your Pokemon is of a higher level than your opponent's, it's more likely that you will be successful in running from a battle. If you fail in running however, you lose your turn and your opponent can use a move.

These various features are the basics of what a Pokemon battle is.

Double, Triple and Rotation Battles

Besides single battles, there are also Double, Triple and Rotation battles. In these battles, two or three Pokemon are on the field at once, for each side. They each have a variety of special rules.

Double Battles

In these battles, it's obviously 2v2. The first two Pokemon in each player's party are sent out. The actions of the two Pokemon on both sides are chosen before anything happens. This can include using items or switching with other Pokemon, allowing for you to use items, switch Pokemon out twice etc. in a single turn. Using moves now also requires you to use select your target. Moves can have a number of target types and you can target both team mates and enemies. After all Pokemon have performed an action, any Pokemon that fainted during that turn will be replaced by another Pokemon, not immediately after they faint before anyone else performs their action. Other than this, battles play out in a similar way to Single Battles.

Triple Battles

In these battles, three Pokemon from each side are used, totally six Pokemon on the battlefield. Battles work just like Double Battles, except each side has an extra Pokemon to use. The two main things consider here (and one's an extension of the other) are Range and Pokemon placement.

Most moves have a Range extending only to those adjacent to them (including diagonally). In Triple Battles, Pokemon on the left or right side of the group can only target the enemy on their side, the middle enemy and the middle ally. Meanwhile, the Pokemon in the middle can target all other Pokemon, both enemies and allies. If a move is 'Long Range', they can target all other Pokemon, no matter where they are positioned on the field.

Pokemon placement is important here. You should position Pokemon in a way so that they're up against enemy Pokemon that their type is strong against. Obviously, in the case of the middle Pokemon, they should be hardier than the other Pokemon and should be at least type-neutral to all three enemy Pokemon. If their type's strong against them, all the better.

There is also one extra type of action that can be performed in Triple Battles, called 'Moving'. A Pokemon, instead of using a move, item etc., can opt to switch with an adjacent teammate. When it reaches their turn, the two Pokemon switch places. If the other Pokemon that moved then performs a move after and the target is now out of range, the move misses entirely, so be careful with it. If there's no Pokemon to switch with (ie. there are only two or one that haven't yet fainted in the entire party), they will simply move into the empty position.

Rotation Battles

The black sheep of battle-types, Rotation Battles work similarly to Single Battles, but have three Pokemon on the field at once, per side. In these battles, there is one 'active' Pokemon on each team, with the others standing to the side. Each turn, only this Pokemon performs an action. What differs this battle-type from others is the ability to rotate.

Rotating occurs before any moves are used. Neither side knows the Pokemon that the other side will rotate to, if they rotate at all, meaning that it's all about prediction. Obviously, using a range of Pokemon types will be of advantage here, so that you can switch to a strong type whenever the enemy rotates. If you have one type that's strong against the types of all of the enemy Pokemon, this should be used all the time. To rotate, simply select the 'Fight' option, then press the rotating arrows on the bottom left and right corners of the bottom screen to switch to the other Pokemon. When you do, select a move to use for them. If an item is used the currently active Pokemon will stay active. If a Pokemon is switched with one not on the field, the currently active Pokemon is the one that's switched out. Keep these things in mind when using items or switching Pokemon.

Type Match-Ups

What makes Pokemon battles unique is the use of the type system. Each Pokemon has one or two types, which reflect what kind of Pokemon they are. A fish Pokemon will be a water type, while a plant Pokemon will be a grass type; it's all pretty logical. What does this mean for battling though?

Well, as in real life, some things 'beat' others. Water douses fire and in the same way, Water-type moves used on a Fire-type Pokemon deal more damage. Fire-type moves also deal less damage to Water-Type Pokemon because of this. Not all types are strong or weak against all other types, but there are many that work in this way. Some types can't even damage Pokemon of certain types, such as Poison-Type moves when used on a Steel-Type Pokemon. Taking proper advantage of type match-ups is what separates the best from the rest.

To see the full type match-up chart, click the following link for the Type Vs. Type Chart.

Status Ailments

There a number of special Status Ailments which affect Pokemon in various ways. These can be caused by a number of ways, most notably moves, such as Sing. Just like they can be caused, they can also be cured. Some moves can cure them, but items and healing your Pokemon at a Pokemon Center are the primary ways to cure status ailments.

The primary ailments are as follows:

  • Burn

The Pokemon takes some damage at the end of every turn. Caused by some Fire-type moves. Can be cured with a Burn Heal.

  • Freeze

The Pokemon sometimes cannot physically move and therefore lose their turn. Caused by some Ice-type moves. Can be cured with an Ice Heal.

  • Paralysis

The Pokemon sometimes cannot physically move and therefore lose their turn. Caused by some Electric-type moves. Can be cured with a Parlyz Heal.

  • Poison

The Pokemon takes some damage at the end of every turn. Caused by some Poison-type moves. Can be cured with an Antidote.

  • Sleep

The Pokemon cannot perform any action. Caused by a variety of moves of differing types. Can be cured with an Awakening. Cures naturally after a number of turns in battle. Upon waking, the Pokemon will immediately perform its selected move.

These ailments transfer between battles and can be quite impairing unless dealt with as soon as possible. Of course, your Pokemon aren't the only ones that can inflict status ailments so make sure you're using them against your opponents too!

Becoming Pokemon World Champion

One of your primary goals in B/W 2 is to become the Pokemon World Champion. This is done by beating the Elite Four, four extremely talented trainers. To be able to face them however, you must defeat the eight Gym Leaders in your region, the Unova region. They are spread out among various cities and you must travel to find, meet and challenge them. If you beat one, they present you with a Gym Badge. Having all eight Gym Badges grants you the right to face the Elite Four. This task isn't easy and will take many hours to achieve, but progresses naturally along with the rest of the storyline.

IMPORTANT NOTE
This FAQ/Walkthrough is based upon the Japanese version of BW2. As such, it assumes that you either have a basic understanding of Japanese (enough to at least be able to convert Hiragana/Katakana into Romaji), or that you're enough of a Pokemon fan to be able to identify Pokemon, moves, items and the like without an English text cue. If you're playing the JP version, it's more than likely that you qualify for at least one of the categories above. This FAQ/Walkthrough is in the process of being converted so that it's based upon the US version of the games.
OTHER NOTES!
  • This walkthrough features a large number of internal hyperlinks. If you see a word or phrase highlighted in blue, you can click it to quickly and easily skip to information on that place, move, Pokemon, item, shop or whatever else it may be. This allows for much easier use and means that you can refer to information on something that you may not understand as you progress through the game, instead of having to scroll through searching for it and then scroll back to the point in the walkthrough that you were at. Once you want to return to the walkthrough after clicking an internal hyperlink, simply press 'Backspace' on your keyboard.
  • In the Japanese version, if you're ever asked a two option question during dialogue, reply with the top answer (it's generally 'Yes') unless stated otherwise within the walkthrough. This will help the game progress as needed. The main exception to the rule is when you're asked if you wish to give a nickname to your Pokemon and you don't wish to.
  • In the playthrough which is used as the basis for this guide, I played the Black version, used Oshawott as my starter and played during the 'Summer' in-game season. For this reason, some information on certain changes that occur when playing the White version, choosing a different starter or playing during a different in-game season may not be included, but the vast majority of information should be, so there's no need to worry!
  • This guide uses '$' as the currency instead of Pokemon Dollars or Yen.
  • This walkthrough assumes that you have decent knowledge of how Pokemon games work and so will assume that you know when and how to heal your Pokemon, how to catch and train Pokemon and all of the other core features found within all games in the series.
  • Chance of Encounter percentages are still approximations at this point, so don't treat them as exact figures yet. They will become more accurate in later updates.

Preparing For Your Adventure

As an introduction to the game, the Pokemon Professor of the Unova Region, Professor Juniper, gives the classic explanation of what Pokemon are and what they are used for. You're then prompted to provide the gender of the character you wish to play in the game, as well as your name and your rival's name. After all three have been selected, you enter the world of Pokemon!

Aspertia City

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BasculinWater100%5-15Water
BasculinWater100%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%50-70Fishing Spots

The game starts with your mother receiving a call just outside her house. She'll find out that Professor Juniper wishes to give her child a Pokedex. She'll be told that Bianca's going to be the one to give it to you! After she takes the phone call, she'll go inside and let you know that she's home. You're now given control of your character. Move over to her and she'll begin speaking to you. Select 'Yes' (the top of the two options that you're given) four times as you move through the dialogue. Once you've finished speaking to her, leave the house.

You don't need to worry about entering the building to your left, as it contains nothing of note. Instead, begin moving up the street to your left. You'll be stopped by your rival and his little sister. After a bit of talking, his sister will go home and your rival will now tag along.

You're free to explore the Aspertia City, although there's not a lot to check out at the moment. Your rival won't let you visit the Pokemon Center, Trainers' School or leave town. The only useful thing you really can do, is walk up the steps leading up to the lookout. These can be found on the street leading north to the right of the Pokemon Center. When you reach the lookout, Hugh will stop you and begin talking to you. Once he's finished move over to Bianca.

Talk to Bianca. Answer yes to both of her questions. Once the dialogue ends, talk to her once more and you'll be given the chance to choose your starter Pokemon! The three starters are as follows:

Starter Information

Note: All starters begin on Level 5 with no held items.

Snivy

TypeUnova Pokedex No.National Dex No.AbilityMove 1Move 2
Grass#001#495OvergrowTackleLeer

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Base Stats
HPAttackDefenseSpecial AttackSpecial DefenseSpeedOverall
454555455563308

Evolutions

  • @ Lv.17 From Snivy to Servine
  • @ Lv.36 From Servine to Serperior

Tepig

TypeUnova Pokedex No.National Dex No.AbilityMove 1Move 2
Fire#004#498BlazeTackleTail Whip

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Base Stats
HPAttackDefenseSpecial AttackSpecial DefenseSpeedOverall
656345454545308

Evolutions

  • @ Lv.17 From Tepig to Pignite
  • @ Lv.36 From Pignite to Emboar

Oshawott

TypeUnova Pokedex No.National Dex No.AbilityMove 1Move 2
Water#007#501TorrentTackleTail Whip

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Base Stats
HPAttackDefenseSpecial AttackSpecial DefenseSpeedOverall
555545634545308

Evolutions

  • @ Lv.17 From Oshawott to Dewott
  • @ Lv.36 From Dewott to Samurott

Once you've picked your starter, you'll be asked if you wish to give a nickname to your newly acquired Pokemon; do so if you want to. From there, Bianca will give you a Pokedex! You can use this to record information on every Pokemon that exists when you encounter each one within the game. Finish speaking to her and begin to move back down the steps. Your rival will stop you and ask Bianca for his own Pokedex, which he will be given.

When you begin to move down the steps again, you'll be stopped by your rival once more. This time he wishes to test out the Pokemon that he hatched from an Egg. Completely by coincidence, it happens to have an type-advantage over yours.

Rival Battle!

[If your starter is Snivy]

PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2
Tepig5FireTackleTail Whip
Reward:$500

[If your starter is Tepig]

PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2
Oshawott5WaterTackleTail Whip
Reward:$500

[If your starter is Oshawott]

PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2
Snivy5GrassTackleLeer
Reward:$500

Whichever Pokemon you've chosen as your starter, it's best to simply use Tackle until your opponent has been defeated. More than likely your opponent will use their passive move at least once, which will let you get ahead and allow you to defeat them before they defeat you. If you win, your Pokemon will receive enough EXP to allow it to reach Level 6 and even almost Level 7.

Once the battle is over, you'll again begin talking to your rival. Eventually he'll leave and Bianca will take you to the Pokemon Center. Inside, you'll heal your Pokemon and Bianca will give you a tour, providing explanations of healing Pokemon, the PC and the Poke Mart. Once she's done, she'll give you ten Poke Balls! She'll then leave. Once you're done, go back outside.

You'll once again be stopped (ambushed?) by Bianca. Your mother and your rival's little sister will then approach you. Your mother will give you the Running Shoes and your rival's sister will give you the Town Map, as well as a second copy of it, which you'll be quested to give you rival. Soon after, Bianca will head out into the first route. You can now explore the area outside of Aspertia City! Unfortunately the Trainers' School is still blocked, so we can't take on the first Gym Leader just yet, but we'll be back later.

Go north up the street to the right of the Pokemon Center until you reach the gate at the end. Enter it. Once inside, move forward and you'll be stopped by the person in charge of the gate. She'll give you a Potion. Check out the Electronic Bulletin Board if you want, but otherwise exit the gate at the north end.

Aspertia City - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. When you Fly here, you'll wind up back in front of your house. You'll see some water to your east. Move over and head onto it by using Surf. Head east across the water to the other side. You'll find TM53 - Energy Ball there. Heck yes! Surf back to the city itself.

That's really it! If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Surf back before you had it, the next area to explore is Route 19 - Surf Required! Simply head through the gate north of Aspertia City to reach Route 19.

Route 19

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
PatratNormal50%2-4Tall Grass
PurrloinDark50%2-4Tall Grass
PatratNormal100%2-4Shaking Grass
BasculinWater100%5-15Water
BasculinWater100%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

You're now in Route 19, an extremely short area. Move forward and talk to Bianca. She gives you the obligatory explanation of how tall grass works and a run-through of how to catch a Pokemon. Once done, she'll simply leave and allow you to get on with things.

Follow the path provided, moving through the first patch of grass and halfway around the second patch. Move through the rest of it, ignoring the girl wandering around in it. You'll now be south of an area that contains a Youngster and an item amidst a bunch of grass. Go up and collect the item, which turns out to be a Potion. You can talk to the Youngster and find out how to jump over ledges by answering 'No' (the second option) to his question.

In Route 19 there are only two Pokemon that can be caught, Patrat and Purrloin, both of which you should catch. You may then want to train up your new Pokemon up to a decent level. Staying around the end of the route whilst training and catching Pokemon is the most efficient way to do it, as the Pokemon Center in the next town is very close, so you can easily heal your Pokemon there.

Other than that, the only thing left to do is continue on to Floccesy Town. Just before you reach it, a man with fiery hair will stop you and commence a conversation. He is Alder, the former Pokemon Champion during Pokemon Black & White. He'll ask you to follow him to train. Once done, continue and enter the town.

Route 19 - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. About halfway through this short route is some water (it's so short that you're not going to miss it). Use Surf and head out onto it. Head north-west across the water to a little alcove to find a Water Stone. Head back onto the water and head east. Continue to the very end where there are some steps. Move onto the land and up the steps. Head north, then west along the edge of the cliff to the item at the end. Pick up the Nest Ball, then backtrack to the stairs. This time head south. Near the end is a hidden Expert Belt. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find it.

That's really it! If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Surf back before you had it, the next area to explore is Route 20 - Surf Required! Fly to Virbank City and head west out of the city to get there!

Floccesy Town

First thing's first, enter the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon. Once you're done, go back outside and continue right. You'll once again talk to Alder before he walks off to your north, waiting for you to follow. Let's explore a little first. Enter the first house to the right of the Pokemon Center and talk to the bald man inside. He'll give you a Potion.

Exit and move north up the street. There's not really anything else of note to do here, so continue north until you reach Alder once more. You'll talk for a third time. Once you have, he'll tell you to find your rival and give him the second Town Map that you have. He'll stand guard over his house. He won't let you enter until you've completed Route 20, which includes Floccesy Ranch, so instead follow the path past it and enter Route 20.

Route 20

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
SUMMER ONLY
PatratNormal20%3Tall Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying5%4Tall Grass
PurrloinDark14%3-4Tall Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass35%2-4Tall Grass
SunkernGrass26%2-4Tall Grass
ALL OTHER SEASONS
PatratNormal20%3Tall Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying25%2-4Tall Grass
PurrloinDark15%3-4Tall Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass35%2-4Tall Grass
SunkernGrass5%4Tall Grass
ALL SEASONS
AudinoNormal90%2-4Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%3Shaking Grass
AzurillNormal30%5-15Water
BasculinWater70%5-15Water
AzumarillWater5%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater65%5-15Rippling Water
MarillWater30%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

There are a number of trainer battles here. The Lass facing left before the bridge isn't up for one, but the Youngster nearby is. Move up to him and commence the battle.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Terrell
PokemonLevelType
Patrat4Normal
Reward:$64

Once you're done, continue on past the bridge until you reach a Lass facing west. She's looking for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Lass Isabel
PokemonLevelType
Purrloin4Dark
Reward:$64

Once she's defeated, follow the path north into the grass. Collect the Parlyz Heal here and battle the next Youngster. If you want to avoid the battle, you can move past him on his left side. It's recommended that you partake in the battle for experience however. It's quite easy so there shouldn't be any problems.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Petey
PokemonLevelType
Patrat4Normal
Reward:$64

Once you've defeated Makoto, continue north until you're out of the grass. There is a Hiker to your right. He isn't willing to fight at the moment, but he's refusing to let you past him. Continue left instead. Before the bridge, you'll see a short path leading north with a few rocks blocking the way early on. The left of the bottom two rocks contains a Poke Ball. If you interact with it by pressing 'A' when you face it, you'll collect the Poke Ball. Once you have it, continue west over the bridge.

If it's currently Autumn, there will be leaves covering the ditch to your south, allowing you to move across it and grab the Poke Ball. If it's not currently Autumn, feel free to set it to an Autumn month (March, July or November) on your DS or 3DS then exit and re-enter the area to allow the game to switch to Autumn. Come back here and move across the leaves and grab the Poke Ball.

Now you can head along the new path opened up by the leaves to the north-west of the patch you're in at the moment. Follow this path west, then south until you reach the end. At the last tile before the end is a hidden Potion. Attempt to interact with the tile to receive it. Now backtrack until you're back on the main path. From there, you can head north along the path to Floccesy Ranch.

Before you leave the area, it's recommended that you catch a Sunkern, Sewaddle and Pidove if you can. This will bring your party count up to six, meaning that you will then have a full party. Training them up to around Level 4 or 5 each would also be a good idea as you have a decently difficult Rival Battle up ahead. The wild Pokemon in Floccesy Ranch are also of a noticeably higher level, providing more incentive to train first.

Floccesy Ranch

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
AzurillNormal20%5Grass
LillipupNormal40%4-7Grass
MareepElectric10%5Grass
PatratNormal10%5Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying5%7Grass
PsyduckWater10%5Grass
RioluFighting5%5-7Grass
AudinoNormal90%4-7Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%5Shaking Grass
AzurillNormal30%5-15Water
BasculinWater70%5-15Water
AzumarillWater5%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater65%5-15Rippling Water
MarillWater30%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

You're now in Floccesy Ranch. You'll notice a patch of grass to your left upon entering. You can use this to catch yet more Pokemon. When you're ready, follow the dirt path north and west when you reach the gap in the wooden fence. Make sure you're ready for a Rival Battle when you attempt to move through the gap in the fence. As soon as you do, Hugh appears. You'll hand him his copy of the Town Map and the battle begins!

Rival Battle!

[If your starter is Snivy]

PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3
Tepig8FireTackleTail WhipEmber
Reward:$800

[If your starter is Tepig]

PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3
Oshawott8WaterTackleTail WhipWater Gun
Reward:$800

[If your starter is Oshawott]

PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3
Snivy8GrassTackleLeerVine Whip
Reward:$800

If Tepig is your opponent, place a Pokemon in first position in your party that isn't weak against it. If Snivy's your opponent, place Pidove first. If Oshawott's your opponent, place Sunkern first. If you don't have one of those Pokemon, it's recommended that you go and catch one in Route 20, otherwise simply place something in first position that isn't weak against your opponent.

When you're actually in battle, it's all a matter of whittling away at the enemy's HP. Obviously use moves that are super effective against the enemy. Attack with one Pokemon until it faints then move onto the next one. Use lower-level Pokemon if you want to train them, or higher-level Pokemon if you simply want to get things over and done with. You'll soon win.

After the battle's over, the owners of the Ranch will come up and give you a Potion. You'll talk to them, who explain that one of their Herdiers has went missing. They want Hugh and you to find it for them. Hugh will immediately rush ahead. You can now talk to the female trainer as often as you like to heal your Pokemon, so you don't need to go all the way back to Floccesy Town when you're hurt. Continue through the gate when you're ready.

Move left until you come to a point where there's a northern and western path leading out of the fenced-off area. Take the western path first. Once you're out of the fenced-off area, move south. You'll see Lass Hiromi there, who you can battle. Battle her if you wish to.

Trainer Battle: Lass Molly
PokemonLevelType
Purrloin6Dark
Sewaddle6Bug/Grass
Reward:$96

Move east a little. You'll notice a small grass-filled gap between two fences running horizontally. Move into this gap to find a Poke Ball at the end. Move back to the area where you chose to take the western path and this time take the northern one.

Hugh will rush past you, but you will soon catch up. Continue past him. Take the non-grassy route if you don't mind the trainer battle, but otherwise take the grassy route north. Assuming that you take the left route, your opponent will be a Janitor

Trainer Battle: Janitor Orville
PokemonLevelType
Lillipup6Normal
Mareep6Electric
Reward:$240

Move right, down the steps. Hugh will come up and give you a Parlyz Heal as you attempt to. Once you're down the steps, go right through the grass. If you go down, you'll be forced to go back to the beginning of the ranch by ledges. There's a Youngster up ahead who you can battle.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Kenny
PokemonLevelType
Patrat6Normal
Psyduck6Water
Reward:$96

If you wish to skip him (you'll be missing out on an item), simply go east along the narrow path to his north. If not, move south past him once he's defeated and collect the X Attack. Move back north and move east along the narrow path that was mentioned.

Continue right until Hugh catches up. Move over and pick the Potion up from among the grass, then move south. You'll notice a man holding a Herdier captive. Follow the path around until you reach him. The man will get frustrated with the Herdier and the fact that he's been caught and throw a TM at you. This TM turns out to be TM21, which you can now use to teach the move Frustration to your Pokemon.

The man will run away without a fight and the male trainer will come up to you, thanking you for rescuing the Herdier. They will then disappear, leaving you alone. You can now either train, catch some new Pokemon or simply leave the area back to Route 20. There are some Pokemon here with types that you haven't yet encountered in the wild though, including Riolu, Psyduck and Mareep. It may be a good idea to catch at least these before leaving. You can still heal yourself by talking to the female trainer who's still chilling at the beginning of the area.

When you are ready to leave, exit the area by using the ledges to your south to skip back to the beginning of Floccesy Ranch, then exit back to Route 20 and take the shortcut over the western ledges back to Floccesy Town.

Floccesy Town - Alder's House

As you're walking past Alder's house, he will stop you and tell you that you're now able to enter. You must enter Alder's house before you can open up the first gym, so when you're ready to, enter his house. But before you do, make sure to move up the left side of his house and collect the X Speed there. When you enterm, you will immediately be thrust into two consecutive battles. You will be healed between each battle though, so it's very unlikely that you're likely to lose either one.

Trainer Battle: School Kid Seymour

[If your starter is Snivy]

PokemonLevelType
Panpour9Water
Reward:$180

[If your starter is Tepig]

PokemonLevelType
Pansage9Grass
Reward:$180

[If your starter is Oshawott]

PokemonLevelType
Pansear9Fire
Reward:$180
Trainer Battle: School Kid Cassie

[If your starter is Snivy]

PokemonLevelType
Pansear9Fire
Reward:$180

[If your starter is Tepig]

PokemonLevelType
Panpour9Water
Reward:$180

[If your starter is Oshawott]

PokemonLevelType
Pansage9Grass
Reward:$180

After both school kids have been defeated, exit Alder's House. Outside you'll be approached by a man who will hand you the Medal Box as well as the First Step Medal. These Medals represent milestones in the game and basically work in the same way as achievements, trophies or the like. Soon after, he'll leave and Alder will come out of his house. After directing you to the Aspertia Gym, he'll re-enter his house. It's time to head back to Aspertia City to battle Cheren, the Gym Leader there.

When you exit town, Alder will once again talk to you, this time handing you an Oran Berry x5. He will explain that you should challenge all of the Gym Leaders in the Unova region. Once you finish talking to him, take Route 19 back to Aspertia City.

Gym Information

Type: Normal

Leader: Cheren

Recommended Team:

  • Your most b*tchin' Pokemon!

The first thing to do upon returning to Aspertia City is to heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center if you need to. Once you're ready, enter the Trainers' School located to the left of the Pokemon Center.

Inside the Trainers' School you'll find a number of people. Talking to the person north of the top-right desk in the main room of the school will earn you a X Defend. Other than that, you can check out the blackboard for information on a variety of battle-related things. Once you're done, exit the school through the north exit.

You're now in the first gym of Pokemon B/W 2! What's that? 'But we're outside!'? Well, for the first time in a Pokemon game, a Pokemon Gym is outdoors! The gym leader himself is none other than Cheren, one of your old rivals from Pokemon B/W. As soon as you enter the 'gym', a man named Clyde will approach you and give you Fresh Water, as well as explaining what's special about this gym. When you're done talking to him, you will catch Cheren's attention.

After talking to Cheren, you now need to defeat the two trainers waiting for you. You can't simply skip past them and battle Cheren, but must battle them both before being given the chance to battle the Gym Leader. You can battle them in either order, although it's assumed that you'll battle the Youngster before the Lass. When you're ready, talk to the Youngster to begin the first battle.

Gym Member Battle: Youngster Pedro
PokemonLevelType
Patrat9Normal
Lillipup9Normal
Reward:$144

Once the Youngster has been defeated, head back to the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon if you need, then begin the battle against Lass Mariko.

Gym Member Battle: Lass Serena
PokemonLevelType
Lillipup9Normal
Patrat9Normal
Reward:$144

Once the Lass has also been defeated, it's time to battle Cheren! Heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center first if you need to (it's recommended, as you're going to need a healthy team to take him on) and talk to Cheren to begin your battle!

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Cheren
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3
Patrat11NormalTackleWork Up---
Lillipup13NormalWork UpTackleBite
Reward:$1560

As both of Cheren's Pokemon are Normal-type, none of the Pokemon that you could have caught thus far will have any type advantage or disadvantage, except for Riolu who has a type advantage against Normal-type Pokemon being a Fighting-type. If you have caught one, and you're struggling to defeat Cheren, it may be worth training it to Lv.15 so that it can learn Force Palm. With this move it can easily single-handedly defeat Cheren's entire party. Other than this, Riolu doesn't have any exceptional moves to face the Gym Leader with, except Counter, which can return double the damage that Riolu takes by any of your opponent's Normal-Type moves.

Even without Riolu and its Force Palm, this battle isn't extremely difficult, assuming that you have a full party that average about Lv.10 or higher. Simply use the moves that have the highest power, factoring in whether a Pokemon gets a power bonus by using a move of its type. Grind through both of his Pokemon until you've won.

A big thing to watch out for though is Cheren using a Potion on either of his Pokemon, as this can mean that you're practically having to defeat it twice. Cheren will only use the Potion if one of his Pokemon becomes low on HP. If you take one third or more of the enemy's HP, causing it to faint, it will never be low on HP, so Cheren won't have a chance to use the item.

Don't forget to save before you enter the battle either, this means that if you lose the battle and don't want to lose money, you can simply restart and try again.

Once Cheren's defeated he will reward you with the Basic Badge! Good work! Go reward yourself by fist-bumping a random or something! You'll also receive TM83, which teaches Work Up, as a secondary reward. Additionally, all traded Pokemon up to Level 20 will now obey you! Once Cheren finishes speaking, it's time to leave the gym.

Outside you'll be approached once more by Bianca. She'll give you TM27, which teaches Return. Cheren will then meet you outside of the gym and have a lovely little reunion with Bianca. It brings a tear to my eye! Cheren and Bianca will then give you their numbers so that you can place them in the Xtranceiver and a four-way call will begin between you, Bianca, Cheren and Professor Juniper, who is the Pokemon Professor of Unova. Once the call and the conversation ends, your rival will appear. After yet more conversing, Cheren and Hugh will head inside the Gym so that Hugh can challenge Cheren. Bianca will give you the C-Gear. With this, you can now trade with your friends! After this, you'll finally be free to go. Heal yourself and leave Aspertia City. Onwards to Virbank City!

Continue to Floccesy Town and exit to Route 20. Just before you do, Bianca will (once again) stop you and talk to you. She'll add a nice new feature to your Pokedex, allowing you to see which Pokemon inhabit a particular area. Answer 'No' to her question this time. She will eventually leave and you can now continue until you're back in Route 20.

Route 20 - Onwards to Virbank City!

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
SUMMER ONLY
PatratNormal20%3Tall Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying5%4Tall Grass
PurrloinDark14%3-4Tall Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass35%2-4Tall Grass
SunkernGrass26%2-4Tall Grass
PatratNormal20%10Dark Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying5%10Dark Grass
PurrloinDark14%10-11Dark Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass15%10-11Dark Grass
SunkernGrass26%9-10Dark Grass
VenipedeBug/Poison20%10Dark Grass
ALL OTHER SEASONS
PatratNormal20%3Tall Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying25%2-4Tall Grass
PurrloinDark15%3-4Tall Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass35%2-4Tall Grass
SunkernGrass5%4Tall Grass
PatratNormal20%10Dark Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying25%9-10Dark Grass
PurrloinDark15%10-11Dark Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass15%10-11Dark Grass
SunkernGrass5%11Dark Grass
VenipedeBug/Poison20%10Dark Grass
ALL SEASONS
AudinoNormal90%2-4Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%3Shaking Grass
AzurillNormal30%5-15Water
BasculinWater70%5-15Water
AzumarillWater5%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater65%5-15Rippling Water
MarillWater30%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

Run back to where the Hiker was. He will now let you pass, but as soon as you move close to him, he challenges you to a battle!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Jerome
PokemonLevelType
Riolu11Fighting
Reward:$352

Once defeated, move south down the steps. At the base of the steps you will come upon a Preschooler. If you don't wish to battle him, run past him when he's moving the other way. If not, prepare for the battle.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Albert
PokemonLevelType
Psyduck10Water
Reward:$40

Once the battle is over, Cheren and Hugh will appear. Cheren will then give you an explanation of how Dark Grass works and how it differs from regular grass. Once he finishes the explanation he gives you a Pecha Berry x3 and leaves. Just to the south of where Hugh is now standing in the dark grass is a Great Ball. Move over and grab it.

You may want to hang around the dark grass for a while to catch some Pokemon and train your own. Once you're ready, continue up the stairs to your north-east. You'll be stopped by a second Preschooler first, however.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Lin
PokemonLevelType
Lillipup10Normal
Reward:$40

After moving up the first set of steps, move right, into the grass. Move over to the item and pick it up to receive an Antidote. You can now continue up the steps on this side until you reach the top, or move back around to the steps facing out west, challenge the trainer there.

Trainer Battle: Nursery Aide Kimya
PokemonLevelType
Dunsparce11Normal
Reward:$440

Once you're done, move up the steps to your right. You'll see an item to your north. Move up and grab the Dire Hit. Move up the last set of steps and move right. Ahead is your first Double Battle! Move up to the Twins so that they challenge you.

Double Battle: Twins Lia & Lily
PokemonLevelType
Sunkern9Grass
Sunkern9Grass
Reward:$144

Once you're done, continue into the gate. The person in charge of the gate will give you two Great Balls when you move past. When you're done here, continue into Virbank City.

Route 20 - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. You should have entered from Virbank City, so you should start at the north-east part of the route. Head west from the gate and down the steps taking you south. Once you've moved the last of them and see the Dark Grass nearby, head south-east over to the water. Head onto the water with and Surf south-east to a bit of land there. Move onto it and use your Dowsing MCHN to find the Heart Scale.

Unless it's Autumn, there's actually nothing else that you can do here. If you're too impatient for Autumn to come naturally, feel free to change the date on your DS or 3DS. Simply set it to March, July or November and re-enter the game. You will need to exit and re-enter the area to force the switch between seasons. When this happens, head back to where you obtained the Heart Scale. Now use Surf and continue heading south until you reach the southern shore. Move onto it and head south-west over the leaves to the two items. The south-east of the two is a Max Revive. The other is a Rare Candy. Grab them both.

It turns out Pokemon Rangers finally have learnt to hide properly. There's two nearby! Just to the west of the items is one. Move over to coax her out of hiding. Take her on!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Malory
PokemonLevelType
Arcanine33Fire
Reward:$1980

Note: After defeating the Pokemon Ranger, she'll give you a Leppa Berry.

Two the north of where the items were is another Pokemon Ranger. Move over and take him on!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Leaf
PokemonLevelType
Deerling32Normal/Grass
Scolipede32Bug/Poison
Reward:$1920

Note: After defeating the Pokemon Ranger, he'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

From there, continue north-west through the leaves. A few tiles before the end of the leaves is another Pokemon Ranger. Just wander around there a bit and he'll jump out pretty quickly. Fight time!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Bret
PokemonLevelType
Stoutland33Normal
Reward:$1980

Note: After defeating the Pokemon Ranger, he'll give you a Leppa Berry.

That's really it! Until you get Waterfall at least. If you have it, continue reading below. If so, don't set your date back to the actual date just yet! If you're done, set your date back so that it's correct. If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Surf back before you had it, the next area to explore is Virbank City - Surf Required! Fly to Virbank City.

Just note that Floccesy Ranch has water to Surf on too, but there's nothing to collect and the Pokemon that you can encounter on the water are identical in every way to the ones here, so it's not included within the walkthrough.

Route 20 - Waterfall Required

Once you've obtained Waterfall, you can return here to do a little more exploring. You should have entered from Virbank City, so you should start at the north-east part of the route. Head west from the gate and down the steps taking you south. Once you've moved the last of them and see the Dark Grass nearby, head south-east over to the water. Head onto the water with and Surf south. When you see the water leading west, follow it over to the waterfall. Use Waterfall and head up it.

First, head west. When you reach the stream leading south, head down it. Zigzag between the two rocks and keep heading south until you reach the land at the end. You'll need to be here during Autumn to access this land. If you're too impatient for Autumn to come naturally, feel free to change the date on your DS or 3DS. Simply set it to March, July or November and re-enter the game. You will need to exit and re-enter the area to force the switch between seasons. If you need to, head back to where you were and move onto the land, which should now be covered in leaves.

There's a Pokemon Ranger here, buried in the leaves. One out-of-place orange leaf denotes her position. Move in front of her and she'll pop out. Challenge her!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Naoko
PokemonLevelType
Foongus32Grass/Poison
Leavanny32Bug/Grass
Reward:$1920

Note: After defeating the Pokemon Ranger, she'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

Just east of the Pokemon Ranger is an item, a Sticky Barb. Snatch it up, then Surf west from the bit of land you're on at the moment. You'll reach a cave. This is Heart Cave. Feel free to enter and explore it, but until you beat the Pokemon League, there's not a whole lot of point. Feel free to skip ahead to Cave of Being if you've defeated the Pokemon League. Come back to this point in the walkthrough when you're done if you wish to collect the final item in this area.

Head back to the top of the waterfall. Don't head back down it, but instead move onto the land just north of it. Jump over the first ledge and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. Use it to find the Big Mushroom.

That's really it! Don't forget to set your date back so that it's correct. If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Waterfall back before you had it, the next area to explore is Lostlorn Forest - Waterfall Required! Fly to Nimbasa City and head out through the north-east exit to get there! You'll be in Route 16. If you don't remember how to reach Lostlorn Forest, or if you haven't yet explored it, use the Route 16 section as a guide to reach it.

Virbank City

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
FrillishWater/Ghost100%5-15Water
AlomomolaWater95%5-15Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%5-15Rippling Water
FinneonWater65%40-70Fishing
KrabbyWater30%40-60Fishing
QwilfishWater/Poison5%50-70Fishing
KrabbyWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
KinglerWater10%50-70Fishing Spots
LumineonWater30%40-60Fishing Spots

As soon as you enter, you'll receive a call from your mother. Once the call's over move right, over to where Roxie, Virbank's white-haired Gym Leader, is standing. She will exchange words with the captain of a ship, who happens to be her father. Her fater will leave and she'll go off on some rant, demonstrating how she secretly has an aliteration fetish. She'll then leave too. Once they're both gone, move forward and enter the Pokemon Center. Heal and restock if you need, then leave.

It's time to explore Virbank! First move right, past the blocked path leading north, to the first house you come upon. Enter and collect the Poke Toy inside. Exit and move left, back to the Pokemon Center. From the Center, take the path south. At the intersection go left and enter the house there. Talk to the woman in the top-left corner of the house to receive a Burn Heal, then exit. Along the left side of the house is a trashcan. If you check it you'll find an Antidote, collect it then move back to the intersection.

This time take the right path. You'll notice the gym (it has a purple neon sign and looks extremely small). In front of the gym stands a bald man who will give you five Poke Balls if you talk to him. From there, continue east until you reach the path leading north. Take this path north. Just after you move past the blue-roofed building to your left, you should be able to see some obscured stairs directly behind it. Move down these stairs to the water. Head west as far as you can, then head south. At the very end of this path is a hidden Pearl. Try to interact with the final tile to grab it. Head back up to the street above.

That's all of the free items this city has to offer! If you wish to, you can immediately enter the Virbank City Gym and challenge Roxie, but it's unlikely that you'll be strong enough just yet. For now it may be a good idea to explore the Virbank Complex to your south. It's a great place to train and even contains a few cool Pokemon!

Virbank City - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. From the Pokemon Center, head east to the end of the road. Now turn south and head down that road. Just before the blue-roofed building to your west is some obscured stairs. Move down them to the water below and head west until your character reaches water. When this happens, use Surf to move out onto the water to your west. Now head west under the bridge. Once you're past it, move north under the next bridge. Once you're past that, you'll reach some stairs. Move onto the land and up the stairs. Grab the Rare Candy there!

That's actually it. If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Surf back before you had it, the next area to explore is Castelia City Sewers- Surf Required! Fly to Castelia City, then head to the eastern most dock on the south side of the city. Down some stairs near the end of that dock is the entrance to the Castelia City Sewers. Get keen for poo time!

Outside Complex

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
MagnemiteElectric/Steel15%10-11Tall Grass
PatratNormal35%10-13Tall Grass
PidoveNormal/Flying35%10-13Tall Grass
AudinoNormal100%10-13Shaking Grass
FrillishWater/Ghost100%5-15Water
AlomomolaWater95%5-15Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%5-15Rippling Water
FinneonWater65%40-70Fishing
KrabbyWater30%40-60Fishing
QwilfishWater/Poison5%50-70Fishing
KrabbyWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
KinglerWater10%50-70Fishing Spots
LumineonWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
MagbyFire15%10-11Tall Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
ElekidElectric15%10-11Tall Grass

Move south. You'll notice an item in the grass to your left. Go over and grab it; it turns out to be a X Accuracy. At the T-junction take the path right. Go right to the end. Just north of the crane you'll notice a set of steps leading down to a path running along the water. Go down these steps. You'll notice a man here. If you choose the top option ('Yes') when asked a question, he will take one of your Poke Balls away and give you a Great Ball! You can only do this once per day though. Feel free to return here every day if you feel necessary and you'll continue to be able to slowly convert your Poke Balls to Great Balls.

From there, follow the path north, then west behind the buildings. You'll eventually run up some steps and now be in a small path between the city wall and trees. Follow this path south and east until you reach the end. There's an item here. Press 'A' when facing right to grab the Silk Scarf. Backtrack all the way until you're back at the T-junction. This time take the path south until you're actually inside the complex.

Inside Complex

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GrowlitheFire20%11-13Tall Grass
KoffingPoison15%10-13Tall Grass
MagnemiteElectric/Steel25%10-12Tall Grass
PatratNormal15%10-13Tall Grass
GrowlitheFire20%12-14Dark Grass
KoffingPoison15%11-14Dark Grass
MagnemiteElectric/Steel25%11-13Dark Grass
PatratNormal15%11-14Dark Grass
AudinoNormal100%10-13Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
MagbyFire25%10-12Tall Grass
MagbyFire25%11-13Dark Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
ElekidElectric25%10-12Tall Grass
ElekidElectric25%11-13Dark Grass

If you go left between the warehouse and the wall, you'll notice that there's a plant blocking your path south. To get past it you need HM01, which teaches the move Cut. To get HM01 you first need to defeat Gym Leader Roxie, so it's going to be a while before you can just yet. I'll remind you to come back here and cut the plant down later, so don't worry! Run back to the main path.

Move south to the bald man. Make sure you talk to him to be asked to defeat a couple of trainers in this area (you'll get a reward from him at the end if you do). Continue south underneath an orange pipe. The Youngster you'll see here is itching for a fight. Be sure you're prepared as he has a Lv.13 Pokemon.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Masahiro
PokemonLevelType
Lillipup13Normal
Reward:$208

Once defeated, head into the grass to Masahiro's south-east. You'll notice a one-tile space in the Tall Grass. Interact with this space to find a Great Ball! continue south to the very bottom of the area. Here you'll see a Lass looking out towards sea. Move up and speak to her to battle.

Trainer Battle: Lass Daya
PokemonLevelType
Woobat13Psychic/Flying
Reward:$208

Once the Lass has been done with, move north and take the steps to your left leading up to the platforms. Move north then east along the platforms. You can walk on the orange pipes connecting to other platforms, just be careful not to walk off or idle or you'll find yourself back on the ground below. Walk along the pipes to the platform to your east. From there, go to the platform to your south and take the steps down to the Worker. Talk to him for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Worker Isaac
PokemonLevelType
Magby12Fire
Koffing12Poison
Reward:$480

After you've battle the Worker, run down the second set of stairs and collect TM46 at the bottom. This TM teaches Thief. Run back up both sets of stairs and take the pipe to the platform north, then use the pipe once more to reach the northern-most platform. Talk the Worker here if you wish to verse him.

Trainer Battle: Worker Mitchell
PokemonLevelType
Patrat12Normal
Elekid12Electric
Reward:$480

Now, take the pipe west to the platform there. Run around to the other side and take the next pipe north-west to the platform with the Youngster on it. It's time for another battle!

Trainer Battle: Youngster Waylon
PokemonLevelType
Patrat13Normal
Reward:$208

Now move back onto the pipe and purposely drop off. Talk to the Worker on the ground here to start yet another battle.

Trainer Battle: Worker Nathan
PokemonLevelType
Riolu12Fighting
Lillipup12Normal
Reward:$480

Jump down the ledge to your south. Continue down until you're out of the grass. When you've gone as far south as you can, move east. You'll now be back in the main area. You've now battled everyone and collected everything! Oh wait, there are still a couple of things things left! Head back to the bald man next to the tree near the beginning of the area. He'll hand you TM94 - Rock Smash as payment for defeating a couple of the trainers here. Awesome!

Now, if you see every Pokemon available to you in this area, you'll be able to receive a number of Great Balls by talking to the blonde-haired woman north-west of Lass Daya. Until you've done that though, she'll refuse to hand them over (Thanks to Dolier189 for this find).

The two most notable Pokemon to collect in this area are Magnemite, the only Pokemon thus far that Poison-type Pokemon are weak against. As Virbank City Gym is a Poison-type gym, it's highly recommended that you catch a Magnemite and train it up to at least Lv.16, so that it can be used effectively against Roxie.

The other notable Pokemon is the first version exclusive! If you have Pokemon Black 2 it's Magby and if you have Pokemon White 2 it's Elekid! Pokemon here range from Lv.10 to Lv.13, so you can train your own Pokemon up a bit fairly easily here. Once you've caught and trained all that you want to, go back to Virbank City.

Gym Information

Type: Poison

Leader: Roxie

Recommended Team:

  • Magnemite
  • Not Riolu
  • Not Sewaddle or Sunkern
  • Poison-Type with strong non-Poison-Type moves
  • Any other Pokemon

Once you've healed your Pokemon and bought any items that you think you may need (have a number of Antidotes ready, it's a Poison-type gym after all), it's time to tackle the gym itself. Head to it and enter. Walk down the steps until and walk over to the door until you're stopped once again by Clyde. He'll give you yet another Fresh Water and give you a small amount of information about the Gym.. Once you're ready, go through the doors.

You'll find yourself in a music club! The two people at the south side of the room aren't trainers, but those that are on stage are. Move around the stools and tables and walk up the stairs onto the stage.

You have to defeat the Roughneck drummer and Guitarist before you can face the Roxie, the Gym Leader and bassist. It doesn't matter who you face first, but this guide will assume that you face the drummer first.

Gym Member Battle: Roughneck Nicky
PokemonLevelType
Grimer14Poison
Koffing14Poison
Reward:$336

Once he's defeated, go over to the Guitarist and speak to her to challenge her.

Gym Member Battle: Guitarist Billy Jo
PokemonLevelType
Venipede14Poison
Koffing14
Reward:$448

Once the Guitarist has been defeated it's time to face Roxie herself. Go and heal and restock etc., then return and prepare to face the Gym Leader.

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Roxie
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3
Koffing16PoisonTackleSmogAssurance
Whirlipede18Bug/PoisonPursuitProtectVenoshock
Reward:$2160

With Magnemite in your party, this battle should be easier than the one against Cheren. Make sure that your party's average level is about 13 before challenging Roxie. It's recommended that your Magnemite's a level or two higher.

Don't start with Magnemite, but instead use it against Whirlipede when you face it. Use all your other Pokemon first to deal Koffing damage until it's defeated. Roxie will have a Super Potion that she'll use on Koffing when it's HP is low, so be prepared for that. When Koffing's finally defeated, switch your Magnemite out as Roxie switches out Whirlipede.

As Whirlipede only has Venoshock (which can't damage Magnemite at all) and Pursuit (which is weak against Magnemite) as its offensive moves, it can't do much damage at all. Now simply use SonicBoom or any other damaging move until Whirlipede faints and you've won! Easy, right?

As a reward for winning, Roxie will give you the Toxic Badge! Congratulations! She'll mention that Pokemon that you get in trades will obey you, up to Level 30 now. Furthermore, she'll also reward you with a TM, TM09. This teaches Venoshock. Once you're done talking to her, leave the gym and heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center. The man that was blocking the gate to the north-north-east of the Pokemon Center is now gone and you can enter! When you're ready, do so. You'll be in PokeStar Studios!

PokeStar Studios

Walk through the gate leading north out of Virbank City (there's nothing to collect this time) and come out the other side. You'll come upon the man that was blocking the gate before and that was standing in the Gym when you battled Roxie. He's talking to another man, about you of all things. He'll notice you and, after conversing, will drag you all around Pokestar Studios, forcing you to watch a movie and even create your own before finally allowing you to go off on your own once more.

To create the movie, simply talk to the blonde-haired man next to the door at the back. Select whichever option you like and you'll then be taken into the studio. Here you will have a fake Pokemon battle. Once it's over, whether you win or lose, you're free to explore. Acting out the scenes in particular ways will allow you to get different kinds of endings. Good Endings will perform better at the Box Office, Bad Endings won't and Strange Endings, which can be difficult to get, are the best of all, netting huge Box Office earnings. See the Brycen-Man for details on how to get particular endings.

Feel free to play around with Pokestar Studios and film your own movies. When you're ready, head back to Virbank City.

More On PokeStar Studios Coming Soon!

Virbank City - Team Plasma Strikes!

Making sure all your Pokemon are healthy, head east from the Pokemon Center and follow the path around south. You'll come upon Roxie and Hugh facing off against some Team Plasma Grunts. Move up and see what the commotion is. When conversing, select the top option ('yes') when asked the question. Once the talk is done, Roxie, Hugh and you each take a single grunt to fight and the battle begins!

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Patrat14Normal
Reward:$560

Once you (quite easily I hope) defeat the Grunt, he will barge past you and the others will quickly follow. After more chatter, Roxie will give you HM01, which allows you to teach Cut to your Pokemon. It's now time to take these Plasma Grunts down! Back to Route 20 we head!

Route 20 - Chasing Team Plasma

Back track to where the Hiker is. Just to his west is Hugh, who's lost him. To avoid grass, simply jump down the ledges to your west so that you're back at the beginning of the route. Now head east over the bridge and you'll see the Team Plasma Grunt to your south. Talk to her to begin the battle.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Purrloin14Dark
Reward:$560

After the battle the grunt will leave and Hugh will talk to you. It's time to head back to Virbank City once more.

Virbank City - Headed For The Mainland

Heal your Pokemon and head back to where you battled the Grunts. If you haven't already done so, don't forget to head back to the Virbank Complex and cut that tree down with your new HM. You'll find a Super Potion if you do.

Now that you're back at the harbour you'll see Roxie and the captain of the boat talking. Once they're done, follow the captain inside the building. Inside, Hugh's already buying a ticket. Answer his question with the top ('yes') option and you'll board the boat! After a nice, cute little cut-scene you'll arrive in Castelia City!

Castelia City

Hugh will wander off. Move to the south end of the dock that you're currently on. You'll notice an item sitting next to the bottom right lamppost. Pick it up to reveal that it's a Heart Scale! Move north and leave the current dock. Don't forget that you can talk to the captain of the ship at any time and select the top option ('Yes') to sail back to Virbank City whenever you wish to.

A man will immediately stop you and give you a Bicycle, as well as mention the Castelia Harlequin Hunt, which will be covered a little later on. How convenient! Hop on the bike and get exploring! If you feel a little daunted by the size, follow along to make sure that you collect and do everything. Only actions that will get you items or help you in your journey will be listed, but feel free to explore the city and enjoy.

First, go east down your current street. Heal yourself at the Pokemon Center if you need then head to the very right end of the street. Enter the gate there. Talk to the girl just next to the doorway to receive the Quick Claw. Later on this gate will open up and you'll be able to head into Skyarrow Bridge and beyond, but that's only after beating the Elite Four. Exit the gate and run left. Enter the street to the right of the Pokemon Center. Run down it and enter the first building on your right.

GAME FREAK Building

Go up to the top floor. In the south-west corner of the top floor is a Revive. Pick it up. To your right are three people gathered around a table. The people sitting at the bottom and the right of the table are both willing to battle. If you speak to either of them and select the top option ('Yes') when asked a question, you will begin the battle.

The information for each battle is below. Although the Hiker is simply another trainer, his Pokemon does have Leftovers, so you need to be a little careful. The other trainer is none other than one of the most well-known employees of GAME FREAK, Shigeki Morimoto. He has is very own class and is included in the game as a tribute to him. For that reason alone you should battle him! DO IT.

[The man sitting at the bottom of the table]

Trainer Battle: GAME FREAK Nishino
PokemonLevelTypeHeld Item
Clefairy16NormalLeftovers
Reward:$1280

[The man sitting on the right side of the table]

Trainer Battle: GAME FREAK Morimoto
PokemonLevelType
Pansage14Grass
Panpour14Water
Pansear14Fire
Reward:$1120

Morimoto has various items at his disposal in this battle, including Super Potions and Oran Berrys.

You can come back and battle these guys once a day, so feel free to. Once you're done, exit the building. Back on the street, head north and enter the next building on your left. Go up to the top floor. Talk to the Guitarist here to receive TM44, which teaches Rest. Exit this building. Head north until you exit the street. You'll now be at the fountain. Walk around and enter the next street to your left.

Run south until you reach the ice-cream stand. You can talk to the girl here and buy either one or twelve Casteliacones once per day, excluding days during Winter. One costs $100, so twelve therefore will cost you $1200. If you by a cone, a businessman walking buy will note that you have and continue walking. Once you're done, enter the building just across from the ice-cream stand.

Art Gallery

It's an art gallery! Talk to the man in the north-east corner. He will ask for a Pokemon of a certain random type. If you can show him one of that type before the day ends he will reward you with a berry of your choice. If you really want that berry, save before you talk to him for the first time of the day. If he asks for something that you don't have, simply reset and try again. The berries that you can choose from are as follows:

Menu OptionBerry
1Cheri Berry
2Chesto Berry
3Pecha Berry
4Rawst Berry
5Aspear Berry

This event resets each day, so you can get one berry per day as long as you can show him a Pokemon of the type that he asks for. When you're done, exit back to the street and run south until you're out of the street.

You should now be back where you received the Bicycle. After battling Morimoto and the Nishino you may need to heal yourself. If so, run east to the Pokemon Center and heal yourself. Run back, continue left and enter the building just to the left of the street you just exited.

Battle Company

This is the Battle Company building. On the 47th floor are a number of trainers all itching to battle challengers. Besides training your Pokemon, there are also some decent item rewards, so it may be worth taking a look. On the 55th floor is the CEO and another item reward, so you may also want to take a look there.

As soon as you move forward in the 1st floor you'll be stopped by a person who'll give you an Exp. Share before taking the elevator to one of the upper floors. Talk to the blue-haired girl sitting at a table to your right. She will give you an item depending on which dialogue option that you choose. See below to see which item corresponds with which option.

Menu OptionBerry
1Miracle Seed
2Mystic Water
3Charcoal
4Exit without choosing item

If you pick the last option, you can come back later and still claim an item. Choose whichever item suits you best, although I'd recommend against picking Charcoal unless you have to Pokemon you'd like to equip it to in your party as you're going to be obtaining one very soon anyway. After picking the option you'll be asked to confirm it. To confirm pick the top ('Yes') option. Once you have it, enter the elevator and go to the 47th floor first.

Battle Company - 47th Floor

The 47th floor features a decent array of trainers. If you simply want to skip the trainers and collect the only item reward that you can without fighting, sneak past the trainer to the right of the room by staying as far left as possibly without moving into sight of the man in the top-left corner. From there, simply move past the man in the centre of the room on his left side, then move around and speak to the person in the bottom-right corner who will award you with a Scope Lens. Move back to the elevator the same way.

If you do plan to battle the trainers though, the information is found below.

[The man in the top-left corner]

Trainer Battle: Clerk Male Clemens
PokemonLevelType
Growlithe16Fire
Reward:$640

The man rewards you with two Quick Balls for defeating him.

[The man on the centre-right side of the room]

Trainer Battle: Clerk Male Gilligan
PokemonLevelType
Pidove17Normal/Flying
Reward:$1360

[The man in the centre of the room]

Trainer Battle: Clerk Male Warren
PokemonLevelType
Marill16Water
Reward:$640

The man rewards you with five Timer Balls for defeating him.

[The woman in the bottom-left corner]

Trainer Battle: Clerk Female Britney
PokemonLevelType
Budew16Grass/Poison
Reward:$640

Once Britney's defeated grab the Guard Spec. to her west, between the two desks. Once all trainers have been defeated, talk to the man in the bottom-right corner of the room to receive the Scope Lens, then leave the floor.

Battle Company - 55th Floor

You may want to go back to the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon first. Once you have, come back and take the elevator up to the 55th floor. There's an Ether on the ground in the top-left corner of this room. Grab it then move to the top-right area of the room. You'll be stopped once again by the man that gave you the Exp. Share earlier. He'll reveal himself as the grandfather of the CEO of the company, who happens to be a School Kid. As soon as you're stopped by the man, you'll be forced to battle the School Kid, so make sure you're ready beforehand.

Trainer Battle: School Kid Neil
PokemonLevelType
Eevee17Normal
Herdier17Normal
Reward:$340

Once the boy's defeated, leave the Battle Company building. Continue left down the street. Enter the dock that you come upon just before you reach the next street. Talk to the woman wandering around here to receive the Destiny Knot. Exit the dock, and enter the street just to the left of it.

The Rest of The City

This place is actually a narrow alley. Move down it. You'll suddenly get stopped by a rather random shady-looking man that's hiding behind a dumpster. He'll randomly give you TM70, Flash, before letting you go on your way. You'll notice that there's a cafe here. Enter it. Sonata Cafe doesn't have a lot to do in it, but you can grab a free item. Talk to the man at the counter and he will give you some Moomoo Milk. YAYAYAYAY! Exit the cafe and move to the end of the alley.

You'll now be back in the area with the fountain. Move over to the fountain and talk to the bald man standing next to it. If you do, you'll unlock one of the Funfest Missions called Train with Martial Artists! (Credits to Buckwheat TZA and Marie for that). How lovely! There are also Vending Machines north-east of the fountain where you can buy drinks that heal your Pokemon. Once you're done, enter the street north of the fountain.

Move down the street and enter the first building on your right. Talk to the man guarding the elevator and reply with the top option ('Yes') when asked if he can search you. Once you're searched, you're free to enter the elevator. Take the elevator to the 47th floor. It's a party! Speak to the woman in the top-left corner here and she'll give you TM45 which teaches Attract. There's nothing more to do here besides chat to foreigners, so simply leave the building. Enter the building on the opposite side of the street.

Talk to the bald man near the counter. He'll give you an Amulet Coin. Exit the building and enter the second building on the right of the street. Use the elevator here to head up to the 47th floor. In the bottom-right part of the floor is a Charcoal. Grab it.

You can also talk to the man in the centre of the room for information on badges. If you reply with a 'Yes' to his question, you're given a number of dialogue options. If you select the first option, he explains what the 1st Badge allows you to do, if you select the second option, he explains what the 2nd option allows you to do, and so on. Once you're ready, head back into the street.

Head to the end of the street. There's a Vending Machine next to the gate entrance if you wish to use it. Once you're ready, enter the gate. Move forward a few steps and you'll be stopped by none other than Bianca. This time she gives you the Dowsing MCHN! What awesomesauce!! Once she's left you have two options. The first is to enter Route 4, although you can only explore a portion of it at the moment. The second is to return to Castelia City and beat the Gym Leader so that you can explore Route 4 fully. If you wish to skip ahead a little, click on one of the blue 'Route 4's, otherwise this guide will assume that you're heading back into Castelia.

Head back into the area with the fountain and this time take the western-most street south. Enter the building on your left as you reach it. On the bottom floor is the Name Rater! He is the bald man on the east side of the room. Speak to him and follow the prompts if you wish to rename your Pokemon. Pokemon that you've obtained through trade and that aren't originally yours can't be renamed. A woman, found near the Name Rater, will offer one massage per day to a single Pokemon of your choice. This will increase the Pokemon's happiness. On the second floor, you'll find people talking about the Medal Rally. On the third floor you'll find Fennel a researcher of Pokemon Trainers. Make sure to talk to the woman to the west of Fennel, as she'll reveal herself as Amanita, the creater of the Pokemon PC Boxes. 'Someone's PC', will now become 'Amanita's PC'. You can talk to the people here to learn about a variety of other things. When you're all done, exit the building and continue south down the street.

You will see Clyde standing in front of the entrance to the Castelia City Gym. Speak with him and Iris, the purple-haired girl, to find out that Burgh, the Gym Leader, is currently away and that Team Plasma are involved in yet more antics! Head south, out of the street.

Head south into the western-most dock. If you wish to, you can speak with the captain of the vessel moored here and get him to take you to Liberty Garden. There isn't really anything to do here at all, so there's little point actually visiting it. Once you're done, head back into the main part of Castelia City. The building to your right, known as the Passerby Analytics HQ, has a number of features to do with surveys, greetings and other things to do with Infrared play. If you wish to partake in this, enter and do so.

To continue the storyline, run towards the right end of the area. Just past the Pokemon Center, Iris is waiting for you, telling you that there are Team Plasma Grunts in the eastern-most dock. You may want to heal if you haven't already. Continue. Once you reach the end, follow Iris into the dock.

Iris will tell you that you need to enter the Castelia City Sewers. Your rival Hugh will then appear. Answer 'Yes' or 'No' to his question and he will promptly run into the sewers himself. It's time to follow him in! Head around and enter.

Castelia Harlequin Hunt

Before heading into the Castelia City Sewers, you may want to partake in the Harlequin Hunt. It's automatically started when you recieve the Bicycle from a Harlequin. You must now find three other Harlequins, speak with them, then return to the original one to receive your reward, a Rare Candy.

The first is in the Battle Company building. This can be found to the west of the Pokemon Center, found just past a street leading north. Head inside and you'll find the Harlequin on the bottom floor, sitting on a seat. Talk with him, then head back out. The second Harlequin is in the Passerby Analytics HQ. To get there, head west past another street leading north. Just before the next street you'll find the HQ. Head inside and talk with the Harlequin just east of the entrance. Walk back outside and move up the street just west of the HQ.

Move north and enter the only accessible building to your left. Use the elevator inside to head up to 2F. Talk to the Harlequin near the elevator on 2F. Now head back down and exit the building. Backtrack to the Pokemon Center. The Harlequin standing in front of the entrance to the street west of the Pokemon Center is the man to talk to to receive your prize. Do so and you'll be handed that Rare Candy! Once you're done, head onto the Castelia City Sewers!

Castelia City Sewers

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound
GrimerPoison10%15-17Anywhere
RattataNormal45%14-17Anywhere
ZubatPoison/Flying45%14-17Anywhere
GrimerPoison100%5-15Water
GrimerPoison95%5-20Rippling Water
MukPoison5%5-20Rippling Water
GrimerPoison100%40-70Fishing
GrimerPoison90%40-60Fishing Spots
MukPoison10%50-70Fishing Spots

Head down the stairs. When asked a question by Hugh reply with the top option ('Yes') and he'll tag along. His party is as follows:

[If Snivy was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Pignite20Fire/Fighting
Pidove18Normal/Flying

Note: Pignite is holding some Charcoal.

[If Tepig was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Dewott20Water
Pidove18Normal/Flying

Note: Dewott is holding some Mystic Water.

[If Oshawott was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Servine20Grass
Pidove18Normal/Flying

Note: Servine is holding a Miracle Seed.

Castelia City Sewers - Spring or Summer

You now need to explore the sewers. Walking around in this area triggers random battles as if you were walking through grass. What's more, all battles are double battles as if you were walking through dark grass. The double battles themselves work differently to normal double battles however. Instead of you using two of your own Pokemon and controlling both, you control one of your own and Hugh controls one of his.

Between every battle while Hugh is travelling with you, your Pokemon automatically heal! Even if fainted, they're restored to full health. This also goes for Hugh's Snivy. Every time you begin another battle, it'll be at full health. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of, as you can train without the need to run back and forth healing you Pokemon whenever they become too weak. Once Hugh goes back off on his own, the healing between battles no longer occurs. Note that all trainer battles here excluding the one involving the two Team Plasma Grunts, are single battles and Hugh will take no part in them.

First, move across the bridge. Follow the path left until you reach another bridge. You know have two choices, you can either take the route south for a detour where you'll find a number of items, battle a number of trainers and have the chance to extensively train your Pokemon, or you can continue left, immediately taking on the Team Plasma Grunts. It's assumed that you want to explore the entire area, but if you don't just skip ahead to where we backtrack to this point and take the route left.

Move over the bridge and head south. The path leading west is guarded by a man who refuses to let you past. Instead, continue south until you reach a Janitor. This guy's ready for a fight!

Trainer Battle: Janitor Felix
PokemonLevelType
Lillipup16Normal
Trubbish16Poison
Reward:$640

Once you've won, continue south. You'll reach another bridge leading west. Move over. In an alcove sits an item. Move over and grab the X Special in it. From there, move north and continue west behind the wall. You'll see a Clerk Male randomly standing around. Move past him and continue along the path. You'll move over a second bridge.

Move north until you reach two bridges both leading north. Take the right one first. You'll find a Worker here that's willing to battle.

Trainer Battle: Worker Zack
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur17Ground
Reward:$680

Once defeated, move back over the bridge. This time, take the bridge on the left leading north. Continue north over the second bridge. Here you'll see a Doctor. Talk to him if you want to fight.

Trainer Battle: Doctor Heath
PokemonLevelType
Sewaddle17Bug/Grass
Reward:$1020

From now on, anytime that you talk to the Doctor that you just defeated, he will heal your Pokemon. As your Pokemon already automatically heal between battles because you're travelling with Hugh, there's little need for this though. Move right, past the door. You'll notice another item on the ground. Move over and pick it up. It's some Leftovers. Now enter the door that you just moved past.

Inside, a scientist will give you a random healing item from a small range of possible ones. You can return here once per day to receive another. Once you're received it, leave the room. There appears to be nothing important over the bridge to your west, so instead move back over the one leading south, continuing over the second one.

Now take the bridge west, followed by the one that leads north. Collect the Rare Bone lying on the ground on this platform then move back over the last bridge. There's nothing else to do in this part of the sewers, so backtrack all the way back, past the Janitor and the man that was guarding the staircase until you're back at the point where you chose to go south instead of west. This time, go west.

Pick the TwistedSpoon up off of the ground then move over and approach the Plasma Grunts. After speaking with them you'll enter into a Double Battle.

Double Battle: Team Plasma Grunt & Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Scraggy16Dark/Fighting
Sandile16Ground/Dark
Reward:$1280

The Grunts will scram after you defeat them... and Burgh, the Gym Leader will appear! After talking, Hugh will give you HM04, which teaches Strength. He will soon leave. A strange man will then appear from the door to your north and promptly leave. It's your first interaction with Colress! Finally, Burgh lets you know that he's now back in his Gym and also leaves.

It's now back to single battles again. Take the slightly obscured path to your left. Follow the path until you reach the item at the end. Pick it up to find that it's a Heart Scale. Backtrack to where you battled the grunts. If you enter the door to your north, you will enter an entirely separate area known as Relic Passage. This is only part of the Relic Passage known as Relic Passage - Castelia City Sewers Entrance It isn't too big and has a few trainers and a few nice wild Pokemon, so you might consider exploring it. If you wish to explore it, do so, otherwise exit the sewers at the same place that you entered it.

Castelia City Sewers - Autumn or Winter

Head down the steps to your north. Now follow the path west until you come upon two sets of stairs. As you may as well make the most of teaming up with Hugh, it's better to take the south set of stairs first and explore all that you can before heading up the north set. Therfore, move up the southern set. Once you reach the top, you'll see a person to your west who will stop you from moving past him until you defeat the Team Plasma Grunts in the Sewers. Don't worry about him just yet and head south instead. When you see a thin set of stairs leading down to the area below, move down them.

Head south until you reach the stairs leading up west. Move up them and grab the X Sp. Def from the platform above. Move back down the stairs and head south, then west. Keep going until you reach the point where there is a path leading north and another south. The south one's a dead end, so head north, moving up the stairs when you come upon them. Near the top of the stairs you'll find a Worker.

Trainer Battle: Worker Zack
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur17Ground
Reward:$680

Once he's defeated, head north past him, down the stairs taking you west and back up the next set. Here you'll find a Doctor! Talk to him if you want a fight.

Trainer Battle: Doctor Heath
PokemonLevelType
Sewaddle17Bug/Grass
Reward:$1020

From now on, anytime that you talk to the Doctor that you just defeated, he will heal your Pokemon. As your Pokemon already automatically heal between battles because you're travelling with Hugh, there's little need for this though. Move right, past the door. You'll notice another item on the ground. Move over and pick it up. It's some Leftovers. Now enter the door that you just moved past. Inside, a scientist will give you a random healing item from a small range of possible ones. You can return here once per day to receive another. Once you're received it, leave the room.

Backtrack past the Worker and head down the steps near him. Now continue on north, then east. You'll reach some stairs. Move up them and take on the nearby Scientist.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Caroline
PokemonLevelType
Grimer17Poison
Reward:$816

There's nothing in the room next to her, so head back down the steps, then head west, south, east and finally north until you reach the steps that you first came down. Continue south along the path here until you reach the Janitor. Battle time!

Trainer Battle: Janitor Felix
PokemonLevelType
Lillipup16Normal
Trubbish16Poison
Reward:$640

Head past him and move down the steps at the end. Follow west along the path until you reach the very end. Move up the stairs here and take on the worker.

Trainer Battle: Worker Scott
PokemonLevelType
Timburr17Fighting
Reward:$680

Afterwards, grab the Pearl obscured in the alcove to the Worker's east. Now backtrack all the way back past the Janitor back to where you had to choose between the two sets of stairs near the start of the area. This time, move up the northern set. Head west until you reach the TwistedSpoon, which you should pick up. Move toward the Rocket Grunts to your north. After speaking with them you'll enter into a Double Battle.

Double Battle: Team Plasma Grunt & Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Scraggy16Dark/Fighting
Sandile16Ground/Dark
Reward:$1280

The Grunts will scram after you defeat them... and Burgh, the Gym Leader will appear! After talking, Hugh will give you HM04, which teaches Strength. He will soon leave. A strange man will then appear from the door to your north and promptly leave. It's your first interaction with Colress! Finally, Burgh lets you know that he's now back in his Gym and also leaves.

It's now back to single battles again. If you enter the door to your north, you will enter an entirely separate area known as Relic Passage. This is only part of the Relic Passage known as Relic Passage - Castelia City Sewers Entrance. It isn't too big and has a few trainers and a few nice wild Pokemon, so you might consider exploring it. If you wish to explore it, do so, otherwise exit the sewers at the same place that you entered it.

Relic Passage - Castelia City Sewers Entrance

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
OnixRock/Ground5%18Anywhere
RattataNormal10%17Anywhere
RoggenrolaRock34%16-18Anywhere
TimburrFighting20%17-18Anywhere
[[Woobat]Psychic/Flying31%16-18Anywhere
DrilburGround40%16-19Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%16Dust Cloud

This area won't take too long to explore, but you'll earn a bit from it. You'll notice that there are two paths leading north. Take the eastern one until you reach the steps, then head down them. There's a female Scientist here who's looking for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Lumina
PokemonLevelType
Venipede17Bug/Poison
Koffing17Poison
Reward:$816

Once she's defeated, head north past her, then west. When you reach the end you'll find a Hard Stone. Grab it, move back to the Scientist and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. Head south past the steps. The MCHN will pick up a hidden item, an Escape Rope! Grab it then head back to the steps, move up them and backtrack to the entrance. This time take the western path north. You'll come upon a second Scientist who's walking back and forth and spinning around.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Terrance
PokemonLevelType
Grimer18Poison
Reward:$864

To the Scientist's north, behind the rocks, is another Escape Rope. Move over and collect it then head back to the Scientist and head west. You'll come upon a Backpacker. He's the final trainer for the area.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Kendall
PokemonLevelType
Herdier18Normal
Reward:$432

After Kenneth's defeated, there's nothing else to do in this area, from this entrance at least. You may be coming back here later on to finish off though. Until then, exit back into the Castelia City Sewers and from there back into Castelia City itself.

Gym Information

Type: Bug

Leader: Burgh

Recommended Team:

  • Pidove
  • Growlithe
  • Magby (Black Exclusive)
  • Tepig (if selected as starter)
  • Koffing
  • Magnemite
  • Not Purrloin
  • Not Sunkern or Sewaddle
  • Any other Pokemon

Back out on the dock, Iris will talk to you once again. From here, leave the dock and go and heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center. When you're ready to, head over to the Gym.

Inside the Gym, speak to Clyde to receive your Fresh Water. Burgh's Gym is absolutely filled with silk, which is actually used to transport players to different locations. Entering a silk cacoon, you'll be transported along the length of silk that connects to the cacoon in the direction that you were facing (eg. if you are facing north when you enter the cacoon, you'll move along the silk extending north from the cacoon). With that in mind, you should be able to tackle this gym with little to no problem. Trainer's will be spread throughout the gym as normal, so be prepared for a few battles.

Burgh's Gym is based around Bug-Type Pokemon, if you haven't already guessed. The trainers here also have some quite high-level Pokemon, substantially higher than what you've been facing thus far. If you feel that you need to train some more, do some more training in the Castelia City Sewers or at Route 4.

Enter the first cacoon from the south entrance. You'll move up to the centre of the second floor. Now move right. Your first battle is against the Harlequin here.

Gym Member Battle: Harlequin Clarence
PokemonLevelType
Sewaddle20Bug/Grass
Sewaddle20Bug/Grass
Reward:$640

Once he's defeated, continue right and enter the cacoon at the end. You'll warp to the third floor. It may seem like you can't do anything here, but try and move in front of the cacoon to your south-east. A second Harlequin will jump out and challenge you.

Gym Member Battle: Harlequin Jack
PokemonLevelType
Combee20Bug/Flying
Swadloon20Bug/Grass
Reward:$640

The Harlequin created an entrance to the cacoon when he broke out, so you can now enter it. Do so and you'll warp back down to the bottom floor. Yet another Harlequin is guarding the side entrance for this one, so you have to take him on.

Gym Member Battle: Harlequin Gary
PokemonLevelType
Sewaddle19Bug/Grass
Dwebble19Bug/Rock
Combee19Bug/Flying
Reward:$608

Enter the entrance to the cacoon on the right side. You'll warp up to the third floor. If you wish to, you can skip the next Harlequin battle by entering the right entrance to the cacoon that you just came out of. If not, run over to the Harlequin and prepare to fight!

Gym Member Battle: Harlequin Anders
PokemonLevelType
Dwebble20Bug/Rock
Swadloon20Bug/Grass
Reward:$640

Once he's defeated, move over to the next cacoon. This time, enter the entrance on the left side. You'll now be in Burgh's personal cacoon! The situations that you get into in Pokemon games. *shakes head* Anyway, you may want to rest and restock your items at the Pokemon Center first. Luckily, if you drop into the hole in the floor located on the west side of Burgh's cacoon, you will skip straight back to the start of the gym. You can now use the cacoon that you just came out of at any time to easily warp back to Burgh's cacoon. When you're ready, talk to Burgh. After a few words are exchanged the battle against the third Gym Leader begins!

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Burgh
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Swadloon22Bug/GrassString ShotRazor LeafStruggle Bug
Dwebble22Bug/RockFaint AttackSmack DownRock Polish
Leavanny24Bug/GrassString ShotRazor LeafStruggle BugSlash
Reward:$2880

The most recommended Pokemon for your battle against Gym Leader Burgh are your Fire-Types and your Flying-Types. Moves of these types are effective against both Bug and Grass-Types and as two of Burgh's Pokemon are Bug/Grass Dual Types, any Fire or Flying moves will deal four times the damage they normal would! How awesomesauce!

It's recommended that your party averages about Lv.17 or higher. It's also recommended that your Fire and Flying-types are a couple to a few levels higher, but isn't necessary.

Begin the battle with one of your Fire or Flying-types and use moves of those types against Swadloon. Persist until it's defeated (it shouldn't be too hard). If it reaches a point where it's low on HP, Burgh will use a Hyper Potion on it to heal it. If this happens, simply keep attacking. If it doesn't use it on his Swadloon, he'll likely use it on one of his other Pokemon.

When Burgh sends out Dwebble, switch to one of your less valuable Pokemon. Obviously almost all of your types, including Fire and Flying-types, will only deal neutral damage against Burgh's Dwebble, so it can be a hard slog to take it out. A good choice would be to use your Magnemite as his Steel-type moves deal double damage. If you if you picked the Water-Type Oshawott as your starter you can also use it to deal double damage. Use these Pokemon first, followed by all but your valuable Fire and Flying-types until it's eventually defeated.

Last up is Burgh's Leavanny. Switch back to one of your Flying or Fire-Types as he switches his Pokemon in. Although it's a couple of levels higher than the Swadloon and a deal more powerful, use the same tactics as before and you should still defeat it with relatively little trouble. When Leavanny's HP drops below half in this battle, it will use the Sitrus Berry that it holds to heal some of its health. This should pose minimal hindrance though.

As you can see, this battle's fairly straight forward. Abuse type match-ups, win.

Once you've defeated Gym Leader Burgh, he will reward you with your third badge, the Insect Badge! Fist pump to celebrate! As a secondary reward, he will also give you TM76, which happens to teach Struggle Bug. Finally, any traded Pokemon up to Lv. 40 will now obey you! His final line before he stops speaking will be 'I'm the guy to tell you this. It's the little things that count' (the best quote of the game!). Once you've finished speaking with him, use the hole on the left side of the room to warp back to the beginning of the Gym. Fist bump Clyde as you walk past him and leave the Gym.

Go heal your Pokemon then get ready to head north. Head to Castelia City's north exit. As you're about to move up the straight past the fountain, someone will stop you, the man from the Castelia City Sewers. They'll ask you a couple of questions, presumably about your Pokemon. Respond with 'Yes' or 'No' to either question (it doesn't appear to matter), then continue on towards the exit. When you reach the exit, move through out into Route 4!

Route 4

Depending on what version you're playing, Route 4 will differ in aesthetics, wild Pokemon and Pokemon trainers, so two different walkthroughs are needed to guide you through this area, depending on which version you're using. Simply scroll down and continue on if you're playing Pokemon Black Version 2. If you're playing White 2, skip ahead to the Route 4 - Pokemon White Version 2 section and continue on from there.

Route 4 - Pokemon Black Version 2

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound
DarumakaFire35%14-17Deep Sand
SandileGround/Dark35%14-17Deep Sand
ScraggyDark/Fighting5%17Deep Sand
TrubbishPoison25%14-17Deep Sand
FrillishWater/Ghost100%5-15Water
AlomomolaWater95%5-15Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%5-15Rippling Water
ClamperlWater30%40-60Fishing
FinneonWater65%40-70Fishing
QwilfishWater/Poison5%50-70Fishing
LumineonWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
QwilfishWater/Poison30%40-60Fishing Spots
RelicanthWater/Rock5%50-70Fishing Spots
HuntailWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

There's a number of trainers to battle here (surprised?). The first Hiker ahead on the left side of the path isn't looking for a fight, but the Pokemon Breeder is!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder Irene
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur16Ground
Marill16Water
Reward:$512

Note: Whenever you exit and re-enter Route 4, Pokemon Breeder Irene will once again challenge you to a battle if you walk past. Keep this in mind.

Once Yasuko is defeated, you can choose to either take the path left, into the sandy area, or continue north. It's assumed that you take the path left. The dark, deep sand here acts in the same way as tall grass, so be wary of wild Pokemon as you walk through. If you want, you can battle the man near the entrance to the sandy area.

Trainer Battle: Policeman Braven
PokemonLevelType
Growlithe16Fire
Herdier16Normal
Reward:$640

From there, move north-west until you reach the stairs leading to the waterside below. Move down them. You'll find a couple of Fishermen here, as well as a Mystic Water past them both. Battle them if you want.

[North Fisherman]

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Hubert
PokemonLevelType
Basculin17Water
Reward:$544

[South Fisherman]

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Andrew
PokemonLevelType
Psyduck16Water
Basculin16Water
Reward:$512

Once you're done here, backtrack to the main road and instead take the path north. Make sure you're prepared for a battle before venturing forward. You'll encounter Colress, the man who stopped you as you were leaving Castelia City. He notes that there are some Crustle blocking the path ahead and uses it as an opportunity to make use of a machine that he's developed which causes the Crustle to flee. Once they've fleed he initiates a battle!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Trainer Colress
PokemonLevelType
Magnemite21Electric/Steel
Klink23Steel
Reward:$2300

After the battle, Colress will flee himself, but not without giving you a Protein first. Once he's left, continue north up the road. You can enter the first building on the right when you reach it, but you won't find any valuable items or services, so feel free to continue on. Enter the second one on your right. on the second floor, next to the television, you'll find a Wide Lens. The woman on the first floor is looking for a Pokemon with a particular trait. Once you're done here, leave the second building.

Continue north along the road and enter the building on the left of the path. On the second floor is a man who'll give you a Sitrus Berry if you talk to him. Do so, then leave. Continue on and enter the final building, on the right side of the road at the T-junction. The woman on the bottom floor will let you choose a Pokemon and will return a name of another Pokemon in your party. It's unsure what the relationship is between the input and output, but it will be added in future updates. Exit the building when you're done.

The sign on the north-west corner of the T-junction shows a Trainer Tip. You might want to read it to help you within the Pokemon world. Once you're done, you can either choose to head north and enter Join Avenue and then Nimbasa City or head west and explore the rest of Route 4. This walkthrough assumes that you will explore the rest of the area. If you don't want to, simply skip ahead to Join Avenue.

Along the road leading west is a patrolling Policeman. If you move into his vision, he will challenge you to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Policeman Dell
PokemonLevelType
Riolu21Fighting
Growlithe21Fire
Reward:$1680

Once you've kicked Danny's ass, continue along the path leading west. When the road turns north, you will notice a small shack to the west of the road. You can enter it and talk to the woman inside to heal your party whenever you wish. From there, move back east and walk down the steps to the south of the road.

You're in another sandy area. Move south and go up the stairs leading west when you reach them. Move north between the partially-constructed building and ridge until you reach the end of the thin path. Click 'A' when you're adjacent and looking at the final tile to find a Red Shard. Go back and move back down the steps. Move east, then south. There's another Policeman to battle here.

Trainer Battle: Policeman Neagle
PokemonLevelType
Herdier22Normal
Reward:$880

Move south, past the Policeman, then head south-east over to the stairs there. Move up them, then follow the path north to the end. There you'll find TM28 - Dig. Hells to the yes! Backtrack to the stairs, then head west to the stairs there.

Just before the stairs is a secret item. Turn your Dowsing MCHN on and move until you're on it, then move to a tile adjacent face the tile and press 'A' to find a Hyper Potion. Now move up the stairs. Here there are a number of trainers, all itching for a fight, as well as three items, one of them hidden in deep sand. The battles are as follows:

[Roughneck to the left of the stairs]

Trainer Battle: Roughneck Silvester
PokemonLevelType
Darumaka22Fire
Reward:$528

[Roughneck just below stairs]

Trainer Battle: Roughneck Joey
PokemonLevelType
Venipede21Bug/Poison
Sandile21Ground/Dark
Reward:$504

[Youngster walking around in a rectangle]

Trainer Battle: Youngster Sinclair
PokemonLevelType
Pidove22Normal/Flying
Reward:$352

[Biker west of the patrolling Youngster]

Trainer Battle: Biker Stanley
PokemonLevelType
Zubat21Poison/Flying
Timburr21Fighting
Reward:$672

[Hooligans south of patrolling Youngster]

Double Battle: Hooligans Rob & Sal
PokemonLevelType
Cottonee21Grass
Petilil21Grass
Reward:$1344

Once they're all defeated, you can find the first item, some Stardust, west of Roughneck Shinpa and north of Biker Stanley. The second's south of the four top trainers, on the way to the Hooligans. The item here is a Grip Claw. To the west of the Hooligans is a hidden Green Shard. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find it. The final items are through a gap in between the fence on the right and some girders, a little before the Hooligans.

Walk through the gap and into the deep sand. Turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the second last item, a Yellow Shard. Now move a little further east in this deep sand area. The Dowsing MCHN will show up yet another item. Move over to it and press 'A' on the tile it's on to find some more Stardust. If it's Thursday today, head east from the two Hooligans. You'll find a Mandibuzz with its Hidden Ability there. If you interact with it, you'll initiate a battle. Feel free to attempt to catch it.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Mandibuzz25Dark/Flying

That's it for the entirety of Route 4! From here, you can head back to the house with the lady who heals you Pokemon and then choose to either head north past the house into Desert Resort or head back east, before taking the path north at the T-junction and heading to Nimbasa City. If you want to skip straight to there, click the internal link, otherwise continue on to the walkthrough covering Desert Resort!

Route 4 - Pokemon Black Version 2 - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. Enter Route 4 from its southern Castelia City entrance. Remember that the Pokemon Breeder at the beginning of the entrance will want to battle you. If you wish to, feel free to move in front of her. If not, move past her as far west as you can (ie. move past her one tile east of the Hiker). Once you're past, move off into the sand taking you west between the two buildings. Move north-west through the sandy area, then head down the stairs and you're at the water! There's no items or the like to get, but feel free to Surf around on the water and enjoy yourself.

If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Surf back before you had it, the next area to explore is Lostlorn Forest - Surf Required! Fly to Nimbasa City and head out through the north-east exit to get there! You'll be in Route 16. If you don't remember how to reach Lostlorn Forest, or if you haven't yet explored it, use the Route 16 section as a guide to reach it.

Route 4 - Pokemon White Version 2

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound
DarumakaFire35%14-17Deep Sand
MinccinoNormal25%14-17Deep Sand
SandileGround/Dark35%14-17Deep Sand
ScraggyDark/Fighting5%17Deep Sand
FrillishWater/Ghost100%5-15Water
AlomomolaWater95%5-15Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost5%5-15Rippling Water
ClamperlWater30%40-60Fishing
FinneonWater65%40-70Fishing
QwilfishWater/Poison5%50-70Fishing
LumineonWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
QwilfishWater/Poison30%40-60Fishing Spots
RelicanthWater/Rock5%50-70Fishing Spots
GorebyssWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

There's a number of trainers to battle here (surprised?). The first Hiker ahead on the left side of the path isn't looking for a fight, but the Backpacker to his north is!

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Clifford
PokemonLevelType
Sandile16Ground/Dark
Herdier16Normal
Reward:$672

Once Clifford's been defeated, head west over to Pokemon Breeder Irene. Yep, it's battle time!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder Irene
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur16Ground
Marill16Water
Reward:$512

Note: Whenever you exit and re-enter Route 4, Pokemon Breeder Irene will once again challenge you to a battle if you walk past. Keep this in mind.

From there, move north-west until you reach the stairs leading to the waterside below. Move down them. You'll find a couple of Fishermen here, as well as a Mystic Water past them both. Battle them if you want.

[North Fisherman]

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Hubert
PokemonLevelType
Basculin17Water
Reward:$544

[South Fisherman]

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Andrew
PokemonLevelType
Psyduck16Water
Basculin16Water
Reward:$512

Once you're done here, backtrack to the main road and instead take the path north. Make sure you're prepared for a battle before venturing forward. You'll encounter Colress, the man who stopped you as you were leaving Castelia City. He notes that there are some Crustle blocking the path ahead and uses it as an opportunity to make use of a machine that he's developed which causes the Crustle to flee. Once they've fleed he initiates a battle!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Trainer Colress
PokemonLevelType
Magnemite21Electric/Steel
Klink23Steel
Reward:$2300

After the battle, Colress will flee himself, but not without giving you a Protein first. Now head north, down the stairs. Follow the path along to the Twins. Instead of taking them on immediately, head into the Deep Sand to their west. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the Red Shard hidden around here. Once you have it, head into the small building to your north-west.

Inside you'll find a woman that will mimic a Pokemon's cry and ask you to identify which of your party Pokemon's cries she emulated. If you guess correctly, you receive a Poke Toy. Wonderful! Once you have it, head back outside and head back over to the Twins. Move in front of them and they'll ask you to battle.

Double Battle: Twins Tara & Val
PokemonLevelType
Cottonee20Grass
Petilil20Grass
Reward:$320

Just past the twins you'll find an intersection. Take the east path. As you follow along it, you'll be stopped by a Lady. She thinks she can take on your almighty power?

Trainer Battle: Lady Lina
PokemonLevelType
Liepard22Dark
Reward:$3520

Once she's been enlightened, move between the gap in the buildings to the south and grab the Stardust there. Head back to the Lady and move east. Skip past the first building and enter the next one. Inside you'll find a Youngster, keen to trade your Petilil in exchange for his Cottonee. If you partake in the trade, the Pokemon you receive will be at Lv. 20. Once you're done, grab the BrightPowder behind him, then leave the building. Outside you'll find a Backpacker wandering about. You know what to do... attack her with your Pokemon, clearly.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Rachel
PokemonLevelType
Woobat21Psychic/Flying
Pidove21Normal/Flying
Reward:$504

Now head east, off the path and through the Deep Sand, to the building at the end. Enter it. Inside you'll find a woman that, if spoken to, will fully heal your Pokemon. How convenient. Head back outside, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and head west into the Deep Sand. Use the MCHN to find the Stardust hidden here. Once you have it, head north-west, through a small gap between two buildings to the trainer behind. Walk in front of her and the battle will begin.

Trainer Battle: Pokefan Sachiko
PokemonLevelType
Darumaka22Fire
Reward:$1408

Once more turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Green Shard hidden to the west of the Pokefan. Move back to the Pokefan and head along the thin winding north-east. When you reach what seems like the end of the path, head east and you'll move behind a building. When you come out the other side, you'll find Light Clay for the taking. Take it then head back to where the Backpacker is walking around. Near her you should see a gap leading south. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and move down the path. Use it to find the Yellow Shard, then head east, then south, down to the male Pokefan.

Trainer Battle: Pokefan Norbert
PokemonLevelType
Growlithe21Fire
Sandshrew21Ground
Reward:$1344

After Norbert's defeated, head into the nearby building. Talk to the Black Belt inside and he'll hand you Sitrus Berry x3. Once you have them, run back outside, backtrack to the Backpacker then all the way back to the intersection. This time take the west path and talk to the Rich Boy. He wants to show you his Pokemon.

Trainer Battle: Rich Boy Keenan
PokemonLevelType
Herdier22Normal
Reward:$3520

Once more, turn that Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Hyper Potion to the Rich Boy's north. Once it's in your possession, head to the very western edge of the area, then head north into the Deep Sand. Move north-east across the Deep Sand until you're past it. Here you'll find TM28 - Dig. Once you've taken it, backtrack to the intersection. Head north up the stairs and onto the proper road. You'll see a male Backpacker walking in circles here. He's as good as any for a battle!

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Roland
PokemonLevelType
Riolu21Fighting
Timburr21Fighting
Reward:$504

That's it for the entirety of Route 4! From here, you can head back to the house with the lady who heals you Pokemon and then choose to either take the path to Roland's west, leading to Desert Resort or the path to his right, leading to Nimbasa City via Join Avenue. If you want to skip straight to Join Avenue or Nimbasa City, click the appropriate link, otherwise let's head into Desert Resort!

Route 4 - Pokemon White Version 2 - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. Enter Route 4 from its southern Castelia City entrance. Follow the path along, north then west. Remember that the Pokemon Breeder here will want to battle you. If you wish to, feel free to move in front of her. If not, you can move through the Deep Sand to her south to circumvent her. Once you're past her head down the stairs to the west and you're at the water! There's no items or the like to get, but feel free to Surf around on the water and enjoy yourself.

If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Surf back before you had it, the next area to explore is Lostlorn Forest - Surf Required! Fly to Nimbasa City and head out through the north-east exit to get there! You'll be in Route 16. If you don't remember how to reach Lostlorn Forest, or if you haven't yet explored it, use the Route 16 section as a guide to reach it.

Desert Resort Entrance

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound
DarumakaFire30%18-19Deep Sand
DwebbleBug/Rock10%19-21Deep Sand
MaractusGrass10%19Deep Sand
SandileGround/Dark30%18-19Deep Sand
SandshrewGround10%19-20Deep Sand
ScraggyDark/Fighting10%19Deep Sand

After moving under the highway north of the shack of the lady that heals your Pokemon, the landscape will change rapidly, leaving you in what feels like a vast desert. This place is quite ironically known as Desert Resort. Follow the path past the two people until you reach the gate. Enter it and continue through to the other side. The Deep Sand before the gate contains slightly different Pokemon than within the Desert itself, so be aware of this.

Desert Resort Proper

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound
DarumakaFire20%18Deep Sand
DwebbleBug/Rock10%19-21Deep Sand
MaractusGrass10%19Deep Sand
SandileGround/Dark30%18-19Deep Sand
SandshrewGround15%19-20Deep Sand
TrapinchGround5%21Deep Sand
SigilyphPsychic/Flying10%19Deep Sand

So many trainers! The information for each is listed below.

[The Nurse to the north of the entrance]

Trainer Battle: Nurse Mariah
PokemonLevelType
Cleffa22Normal
Reward:$880

Note: After defeating the Nurse, you can come back and speak with her anytime to have your Pokemon healed.

The Black Belt to the west of the gate isn't looking to fight.

[Pokemon Ranger west of the Black Belt]

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Jaden
PokemonLevelType
Darumaka23Fire
Reward:$1380

Note: After defeating Jaden, he'll give you a Rawst Berry.

To the west of Pokemon Ranger Jaden in a small depression is an item, Stardust. Grab it, then head west and continue until you see an item to your south.Move south to find that it's a Green Shard. Grab that then backtrack to the Ranger. There's also a Star Piece hidden in the deep sand north of him, so move north and use your Dowsing MCHN to find it. Once you find it, you'll be directed north-west by your Dowsing MCHN. Follow it and grab the item to find that it's a Blue Shard. There's a Backpacker stumbling around in the sand here who you may wish to battle. Move into her line of sight to do so.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Clara
PokemonLevelType
Sandshrew22Ground
Reward:$528

To the west of Claire is another item, another Blue Shard! Continue further west to meet yet another Backpacker, this time a male one.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Sam
PokemonLevelType
Dwebble22Bug/Rock
Reward:$528

First collect the Red Shard near the Backpacker, then move through the thin path leading west, found to the south of the Backpacker. You'll come upon a female Backpacker this time.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Tami
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur22Ground
Reward:$528

Move south and a hidden item will show up on your Dowsing MCHN. It will point south-east. Follow it to the Fire Stone and collect it. Now move west and grab the Max Ether. Backtrack to the male Backpacker.

Move north to the next male Backpacker. Don't worry, this guy doesn't want to battle. When you near him, your Dowsing MCHN should give a reading that there's a hidden item to your north-east. Follow it to the top of a dune to find a Red Shard. The Backpacker circling you here is more than willing for a fight!

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Walt
PokemonLevelType
Sandile22Ground/Dark
Reward:$528

From the dune, the Dowsing MCHN will give a reading saying that there's an item to the east. First though, you may want to move north-west first and battle the female Psychic near the Pokemon Ranger.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Future
PokemonLevelType
Munna23Psychic
Reward:$736

To the north-west is a Nugget. Grab it then head back to the female Psychic. Head east over to the Pokemon Ranger and speak with him. If you do, one of the Funfest Missions, Treasure Hunting! will be unlocked. Skip to that section if you wish to partake in it. Now head back to the dune with the Backpacker on it. You should get a reading on your Dowsing MCHN again. Follow it to find a Ground Gem! On this dune also resides the entrance to Relic Castle - Desert Resort Entrance. If you're interested in exploring two of the three floors of the castle, you will want to enter it at some stage. Also on the dune is a Psychic. Let's kick his supernatural butt!

Trainer Battle: Psychic Tommy
PokemonLevelType
Woobat22Psychic/Flying
Yamask22Ghost
Reward:$704

Now move north past the entrance to Relic Castle. You'll find an item, a Heart Scale. Move east and your Dowsing MCHN will pick up another hidden item on its radar. Follow it into the deep sand and grab the Super Repel once you find it. From there, move south along the eastern edge of the area. You'll come upon a man dressed in black with sexy shades on. Talk to him to receive Soft Sand. Continue following along the eastern edge of the map and you'll find a Yellow Shard. Pick it up then follow the thin path between the deep sand down to the Pokemon Ranger. Move close enough and she'll viciously attack you! How rude!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Anja
PokemonLevelType
Magby23Fire
Reward:$1380

Note: After defeating Anja, she'll give you a Rawst Berry.

Continue past her and back to the entrance to Desert Resort. It's time to leave and head through to Route 4 and then to Nimbasa City!

Relic Castle - Desert Resort Entrance

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound
SandileGround/Dark40%18-21Anywhere
SandshrewGround20%19-20Anywhere
YamaskGhost40%18-21Anywhere

There's not a whole lot to do on either floor when entering Relic Castle by the Desert Resort Entrance, so it should only take a few minutes to complete. Talk to the Scientist if you want, then feel free to fall into one of the quicksand holes. You'll drop down onto the floor below.

When you drop to the floor below, you'll notice that an item shows up on the Dowsing MCHN. Move over to it and grab it to find a Heart Scale. From there, move right and you'll be challenged by a Psychic.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Low
PokemonLevelType
Solosis23Psychic
Reward:$736

Once he's defeated, move over to the stairs and go up them. You're back on the top floor. Jump over the ledge back to where you started. This time, move left and move around the edge of the west sinkhole. Make sure that you're walking around it, not running, otherwise you'll fall in. Once you're around it, you'll come upon a second Psychic.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Perry
PokemonLevelType
Sigilyph23Psychic/Flying
Reward:$736

From there, move down the stairs to the lower level. Move right to battle the final Psychic.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Dua
PokemonLevelType
Gohita23Psychic
Reward:$736

Now move right and collect the item TM39 which contains Rock Tomb. And that's it! Feel free to battle the wild Pokemon here, but otherwise backtrack to the entrance and leave the area.

Join Avenue

Before you reach Nimbasa City, you must first visit Join Avenue. This place replaces the normal gate that you'd find before a city. Join Avenue acts as a hub for the avatars of people that you battle online, so as soon as you play a battle online, this place begins to have a use. Until then however, the building remains empty.

As I haven't yet had the chance to play online, this section isn't yet complete. Check back in the future for detailed information on what you can do in this area.

Once you enter for the first time, there's a bit to do, even if you haven't yet played online. Move forward to be greeted by a suited man surrounded by some girls. After conversing for a while, the man will ask you a question. Answer 'Yes' to it and the dialogue will advance. After you continue talking to him, he will eventually ask you to name two things. The first is your favourite phrase and the second is something you'd say when you're impressed.

After that, one of the girls will perk up and talk with the man. Two of the girls and the man will then leave, leaving you with a blue-haired pair. They'll ask you what you'd like to be called whenever you're in the Avenue. Once you do, conversation will end and you'll be free to go! Exit to Nimbasa City!

Nimbasa City

Move forward, up the steps into the city itself. At the junction, take the path west. Continue until you reach the Pokemon Center. Feel free to heal yourself and do whatever else you need to. Make sure to talk to the man to the right of the Nurse's counter, as he'll give you a Red Shard. Now it's time to explore Nimbasa City!

Attempt to enter the building to the left of the Pokemon Center and a girl will come out and stand in the doorway. This building's the Battle Institute, but cannot be entered until for quite a while yet. For now, move around so that you're behind the Pokemon Center. Now move down to the left side of it. You'll notice that your Dowsing MCHN is picking up a reading. Pick up the Thunderstone left next to the Pokemon Center. Move north and enter the building to your left, the one at the end of the street. Go up the stairs onto the second floor. Talk to the old woman and if the first Pokemon in your party is happy enough, she'll give you a Soothe Bell. Exit this building and enter the one next door.

Go up to the second floor of this one and talk to the blue-haired guy. He'll give you a Sun Stone. Exit the building. Now go back to the Pokemon Center and take the path east. You'll see a person standing in front of a building to the north of the path. The person is the main character that you didn't pick to play as (ie. the one of the opposite gender). The character's standing off against two men, one in white and one in black. Go up and talk to the person. They'll ask if you wish to help her fight these two men in a 2-on-2 battle to gain access to the Subway. If you're willing, answer 'Yes' and the battle will soon commence.

Double Battle: Subway Boss Ingo and Subway Boss Emmet
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr26Fighting
Boldore26Rock
Reward:$5200

The character your teaming up with has the following party:

[If Snivy was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Dewott25Water
Pansear23Fire

[If Tepig was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Servine25Grass
Panpour23Water

[If Oshawott was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Pignite25Fire/Fighting
Pansage23Grass

After beating them, you'll converse with them. They'll leave, then you'll converse with the character. From them you'll receive the Vs. Recorder! You can use that to record online battles and such, so it's nice to have! The character will then enter Battle Subway, also known as Gear Station.

Move back to the Pokemon Center and take the path north, over the bridge. You'll see Big Stadium immediately north of you when you cross the bridge. You can enter the Stadium and battle trainers once per day but not during event hours (which vary from day to day). There are always at least three battles available and are usually against the sportspeople. The type of sportsperson that you're against depends on the day, and the level of their Pokemon is dependent on your badge count. Small Court, which is next to Big Stadium functions in the same way, but has different sports and different event hours. Check either of these sections by clicking on the link to them for information on which trainers you can battle on which day with your current badge count.

East of Big Stadium is the Musical Theater, where the player can partake in Pokemon Musicals. Information on Pokemon Musicals will be added in the future, but feel free to join in and try it out. You can only join in after defeating Elesa however. There is a TM in here though. Walk to your right and talk to the lady along the back wall, next to the Vending Machines. She'll give you TM49 - Echoed Voice. Everyone else are stingy bastards, so leave.

If you continue west along this strip, you'll reach the gate leading to Route 5. If you're looking to train before you face Elesa, this city's gym leader, this is one of the places to go as there are trainers that should be around your level. If you continue east along this strip, you'll reach the gate leading to Route 16. Route 16's trainers are a about the same level as Route 5's, but there are many more of them and the area leads into Lostlorn Forest, where even more trainers are, as well as some nice Grass- and Bug-types. Before you consider challenging the New Nimbasa City Gym, I'd seriously suggest training your Pokemon in these areas first. A recommended level of about 26 or 27 (or higher obviously) is suggested when taking on Elesa, the Gym Leader. If you talk to the Black Belt at the gate to Route 16, he'll give you a Macho Brace, so make sure you collect that off of him.

The only thing left to check out is the amusement park, which contains the Rondez-View Ferris Wheel, the Old Nimbasa City Gym and the new Nimbasa City Gym. Go and enter it (it's near the entrance to Nimbasa City). As soon as you enter, move south, off of the path. You'll find a Dropped Item. Well, me must find who the owner is! That will come later, though Move back onto the path and follow it east. Just past the Old Nimbasa City Gym are two Vending Machines. Next to them is a bin. Look in it to find a Revive. Follow the path along, past the Ferris Wheel.

When the path turns north, continue moving east, onto the grass. You'll see a giant Pokemon statue. To the right of it is an item. Move over and grab it to find that it's a Parlyz Heal. Now move back to the Ferris Wheel.

The Rondez-View Ferris Wheel is another daily event. Each day you can battle the trainer standing at the base of the ferris wheel once. The trainer you battle each day depends on gender and on what season it is. The possible battles are as follows:

If Main Character Is Female

[During Summer]

Trainer Battle: Clerk Hironatsu

PokemonLevelType
Tranquill24Normal/Flying
Reward:$960

[During Autumn]

Trainer Battle: Hiker Natsumi

PokemonLevelType
Boldore24Rock
Reward:$768

[During Winter]

Trainer Battle: Guitarist Fuyumi

PokemonLevelType
Whirlipede24Bug/Poison
Reward:$768

[During Spring]

Trainer Battle: Dancer Haruo

PokemonLevelType
Darumaka24Fire
Reward:$768
If Main Character Is Male

[During Summer]

Trainer Battle: Nursery Aide Enatsu

PokemonLevelType
Swadloon24Bug/Grass
Reward:$960

[During Autumn]

Trainer Battle: Clerk Chiaki

PokemonLevelType
Minccino24Normal
Reward:$960

[During Winter]

Trainer Battle: Beauty Mafuyu

PokemonLevelType
Flaaffy24Electric
Reward:$1344

[During Spring]

Trainer Battle: Lass Hatsuharu

PokemonLevelType
Liepard24Dark
Reward:$384

To battle the trainer, talk to him or her and answer 'Yes' when asked. The battle will commence. After defeating a trainer, you will take a ride on the Ferris Wheel with them. Afterwards you'll be free to go on your way! As a suggestion, I'd recommend first tackling Old Nimbasa City Gym, then taking on Route 5 and Route 16 before finally challenging the New Nimbasa City Gym. This will allow you to train up to a standard that's able to defeat Elesa, the gym leader. Let's first head to Old Nimbasa City Gym. Skip over the following section covering Anville Town if you've already explored it, or don't wish to.

Anville Town

The only way to have gotten here is from the Battle Subway found in Nimbasa City. There's barely anything that you can do here, but there's still a couple of interesting things and a total of one item that you can grab! Head north-west from the train, up the steps. You'll be on a viewing platform overlooking a train on display, which trains from day to day. If you talk to the Worker on this platform and answer 'Yes' to his question, he will proceed to tell you about the train that's currently on display. It's all very interesting stuff.

Once you're done there, head east onto the grassy part with the three houses. Enter the south-eastern of the three houses and speak to the Depot Agent inside. He'll talk for a while then hand you a Rare Candy. Yay! Guess what? That's it! The only other thing you can really do is head back to the Depot Agent at the train, talk to him and answer 'Yes' when asked if you want to head back to Battle Subway. You'll end up back at Gear Station. Feel free to do what you want from there!

Old Nimbasa City Gym

To unlock the new, 'real' Nimbasa City Gym, you must first enter the Old Nimbasa City Gym and defeat the trainers there. The old gym is the one that Elesa used to call home, back in Pokemon Black & White. Now though, she's moved from her amusement park-themed gym to a new, model's runway-themed gym. The old gym is found west of the Ferris Wheel; the bright building next to the Vending Machines. Inside you'll see loveable Clyde. Feel free to talk to him, then get ready to traverse the gym.

The gym contains a number of rollercoasters. The dashed lines on the coaster tracks signal the path that the carriages will take, so use this to plan ahead. At the beginning, the red track leads nowhere, so jump onto the rollercoaster on the blue track. Jump off at the next stop. There's a Youngster here, but he's not looking for a battle. Instead, move past him and stand on the blue button to his north. This will change the path that the rollercoaster on the blue track will take. When it stops at your stop, jump back on.

You'll now be taken north. Jump off at the next stop, then follow the path around to the green button. Stand on it to press it. The green path will turn yellow. Now when the next carriage comes along, try and enter it. Rich Boy Rolan will jump you, oh no! Get ready for the battle!

Gym Member Battle: Rich Boy Rolan
PokemonLevelType
Blitzle24Electric
Reward:$3840

Once defeated, Rolan will move out of your road. When the next rollercoaster comes, jump onto it. It will take you up and around the gym. When it stops, jump off. Go over and hit the purple switch to turn the purple track orange. When the next carriage comes, attempt to jump on. Oh no! Jumped again! This time, it's a lady. Lady Colette to be exact.

Gym Member Battle: Lady Colette
PokemonLevelType
Flaaffy24Electric
Reward:$3840

Once Colette is defeated, she'll move out of the road and allow you to jump onto the carriage. Do so. Ride it through the loop to the next stop. Jump off. You're at the end of the gym. Go over and talk to the Beauty. She'll give you a Parlyz Heal and tell you that you can now enter the New Nimbasa City Gym. It's time to leave. Move over and hit the red switch. The red track will turn pink and the track will be edited to allow the carriage to reach you. When the carriage comes, jump on and ride it back to the beginning of the gym. Leave the gym and head back to the Pokemon Center to heal your Pokemon. Now it's time to head to Route 5 and get some training in!

Route 5

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
LiepardDark20%22-24Tall Grass
MinccinoNormal30%21-24Tall Grass
TrubbishPoison20%21-23Tall Grass
LiepardDark20%24-26Dark Grass
MinccinoNormal30%23-26Dark Grass
TrubbishPoison20%23-25Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%21-24Shaking Grass
CinccinoNormal5%24Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%22Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
GothitaPsychic30%21-24Tall Grass
GothitaPsychic30%23-26Dark Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
SolosisPsychic30%21-24Tall Grass
SolosisPsychic30%23-26Dark Grass

Move out from the gate into Route 5 and you'll be immediately stopped by Bianca. She'll call out to you, come over and just thrust HM02 - Fly into your face. Rude, but generous. From now on you can teach the move to a Pokemon and have them fly you to any city or town that you've already visited. How very amazing! Answer 'Yes' or 'No' to her question. Either way, she'll drag you into the tall grass and eventually before some trees. She'll discover an entrance to a Hidden Grotto between the trees. Asking whether you want to enter or not, you'll be given two choices: 'Yes' or 'No'. Whichever you choose, she forces you inside. Typical Bianca. Anyway, you'll move into the Grotto and come upon a Minccino! How cool! She'll leave you with the Pokemon. Move up to it and attempt to talk to it to initiate a battle.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Minccino20Normal

Feel free to try and catch the little critter. What makes this Minccino different, is that it doesn't have its normal ability, but instead its Hidden Ability, Skill Link. If you want to catch it, either save the game before you enter the battle and retry until you've caught it, or if you didn't save and didn't manage to catch it, you will need to walk around a lot and return to the Grotto; there's a chance of it reappearing. Once you're done, exit the Grotto. You can return to this Hidden Grotto in the future. If you walk around a lot and return to it, there's a chance that something will have appeared there. This can be an item (sometimes quite rare and valuable ones) or a Pokemon (which will always have its hidden ability variant).

Take note of what the Grotto looks like because you'll be able to find these in future areas, if you remember to look. Now that you're back in the main area, it's time to do some exploring! Move west, following the path of tall grass. You'll come upon a man. Talk to him or move into his vision to initiate a battle.

Trainer Battle: Artist Jonathan
PokemonLevelType
Sigilyph25Psychic/Flying
Reward:$1200

Once the Artist is defeated, continue west. You'll come upon some Dark Grass, as well as an item. Pick the item up to find that it's a Super Repel. Move into the Dark Grass and follow it to the Pokemon Ranger. Battle her.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Chihiro
PokemonLevelType
Budew25Grass/Poison
Roselia25Grass/Poison
Reward:$1500

Note: After defeating Chihiro, she'll give you a Cheri Berry.

From there, move back out of the Dark Grass and jump down the ledge. There's a crowd here and a whole bunch of battles too. The hardest of all is Motorcyclist Charles, but he's not willing to battle just yet (maybe when you get your fourth badge?). There are a pair of Backers standing to his south though...

Double Battle: Backers Mayo and Aya
PokemonLevelType
Minccino25Normal
Minccino25Normal
Reward:$1152

That's over half of the battles done. Once the cheerleaders have been thoroughly owned, move east, over to the dancing man.

Trainer Battle: Dancer Takuya
PokemonLevelType
Scraggy25Dark/Fighting
Reward:$800

Turn on your Dowsing MCHN if you haven't already. It will pick up a hidden item. Follow its directions and pick up the Hyper Potion that you find. Continue east. Move in front of the Baker standing next to the trailer door. She'll challenge you to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Baker Marika
PokemonLevelType
Sunkern24Grass
Combee24Bug/Flying
Reward:$960

Enter the trailer. Inside is a maid looking for food. You can sell her food items for a better-than-usual price, so take advantage of this if there are any food items that you don't need. The woman just above the entrance is selling a total of five Pomeg Berry for $200. You can't buy them separately, and she only sells the five. Buy them if you want. That's everything in Route 5 that you can do before defeating Elesa. Leave the area and head back into Nimbasa City. Heal your Pokemon, then head into Route 16.

Route 16

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
LiepardDark20%22-24Tall Grass
MinccinoNormal30%21-24Tall Grass
TrubbishPoison20%21-23Tall Grass
LiepardDark20%24-26Dark Grass
MinccinoNormal30%23-26Dark Grass
TrubbishPoison20%23-25Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%21-24Shaking Grass
CinccinoNormal5%24Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%22Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
GothitaPsychic30%21-24Tall Grass
GothitaPsychic30%23-26Dark Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
SolosisPsychic30%21-24Tall Grass
SolosisPsychic30%23-26Dark Grass

There are a few trainers to battle here. Move over to the first trainer, a Depot Agent dressed in green.

Trainer Battle: Depot Agent Hirokazu
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur25Ground
Reward:$1000

Now follow the path south. You'll come upon a cyclist cycling around and around along a stretch of path. Move into his sight to start a battle.

Trainer Battle: Cyclist Hayata
PokemonLevelType
Tranquill25Normal/Flying
Reward:$800

Before heading into the tall grass north of the road, let's follow it and defeat the trainers there first. Continue right, down the road. You'll come upon two guys who're itchin' for a Double Battle. Move in front of them and the battle will begin.

Double Battle: Backers Shige and Hide
PokemonLevelType
Scraggy24Dark/Fighting
Scraggy24Dark/Fighting
Reward:$1152

Continue along the path until you reach the next Cyclist. Battle her.

Trainer Battle: Cyclist Fuka
PokemonLevelType
Whirlipede25Bug/Poison
Reward:$800

Continue along the path and enter the gate to Marvelous Bridge. Although you can't access the bridge for a long time yet, you can talk to the man next to the Vending Machine for a free Fresh Water. Go back into Route 16. Run back to the large boulder next to the Backers. Using Strength, this boulder can be pushed out of the road. If you haven't taught it to a Pokemon, it'd be a good idea to do it now (It's HM04 in your backpack). Teaching it to a Normal-type is a very good idea as they'll do 120 base damage whenever they use it in battle.

Use Strength on the boulder, then push it into the hole. Now you can move through the Dark Grass area! Move in and follow the path along until you come upon the female Backpacker. Talk to her for yet another battle.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Kanae
PokemonLevelType
Liepard25Dark
Reward:$600

To the right of the Backpacker is a small gap behind the fence. Walk into the gap and follow it to the item. It's TM66 - Payback! How cool! Move back to the Backpacker. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN. It will show that there's a hidden item to the north. Follow it to the gap in the dark grass at the top. Pick it up to find that it's a TinyMushroom. That's all to do in the Dark Grass area, so backtrack to the road. Move left and enter the path there, off the road into the tall grass. Follow it until you reach the Backpacker who's looking for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Kazuya
PokemonLevelType
Watchog25Normal
Reward:$600

You should notice a small tree to the left of the trainer. This small tree can be cut by using the move Cut! Use it on the tree, then move down the path that you just opened. Grab the Heal Ball at the end of it. Move back to the trainer and take the path leading north-east. You'll see an entrance to another area at the end of the path. This leads to Lostlorn Forest. Enter! You may want to heal your Pokemon first though.

Lostlorn Forest

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
CombeeBug/Flying10%22Tall Grass
RoseliaGrass/Poison15%23-24Tall Grass
SwadloonBug/Grass25%21-24Tall Grass
VenipedeBug/Poison20%21Tall Grass
CombeeBug/Flying10%24Dark Grass
RoseliaGrass/Poison15%25-26Dark Grass
SwadloonBug/Grass25%23-26Dark Grass
WhirlipedeBug/Poison20%23Dark Grass
AudinoNormal40%21-23Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%22Shaking Grass
LeavannyBug/Grass5%24Shaking Grass
PanpourWater10%22Shaking Grass
PansageGrass10%22Shaking Grass
PansearFire10%22Shaking Grass
RoseradeGrass/Poison5%24Shaking Grass
VespiquenBug/Flying5%24Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%10-25Water
BuizelWater30%10-25Water
BasculinWater30%10-30Rippling Water
BuizelWater60%10-30Rippling Water
FloatzelWater10%10-30Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
CottoneeGrass25%21-24Tall Grass
HeracrossBug/Fighting5%24Tall Grass
CottoneeGrass25%23-26Dark Grass
HeracrossBug/Fighting5%26Dark Grass
WhimsicottGrass5%24Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
PetililGrass25%21-24Tall Grass
PinsirBug5%24Tall Grass
PetililGrass25%23-26Dark Grass
PinsirBug5%26Dark Grass
LilligantGrass5%24Shaking Grass

This place is a nice little spot for some training, as well as catching a wide variety of Grass- and Bug-type Pokemon! Make especially certain to look out for Shaking Grass here, as there are a wealth of amazingly awesome Pokemon that you can find in them. Move north, over the bridge. Almost immediately you'll come upon a Pokemon Breeder looking for a fight.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder Yuri
PokemonLevelType
Trainquill24Normal/Flying
Liepard24Dark
Reward:$768

Note: If you re-enter this area at anytime after defeating Yuri initially, he will still challenge you to a battle. This happens everytime you battle him.

From there, move over and grab the Ultra Ball in the tree hollow. Continue north, taking the path left of the hollow. Notice the large leaf on the ground? That's a Pokemon Breeder... in disguise! Whoa! If you move next to her, she'll reveal her true self and challenge you.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Shizuko
PokemonLevelType
Trubbish26Poison
Reward:$1560

Note: After defeating Shizuko, she'll give you a Pecha Berry.

Although a hidden item will show up on your Dowsing MCHN, it's actually on the top of the cliff to your right. You need both Surf and Waterfall before you can reach it, so don't worry about it at the moment. Continue on into the clearing. Move west to the bottom left corner of the clearing. A new hidden item will come up on your Dowsing MCHN. Use the MCHN to find it. You'll find that it's a Leaf Stone! Now move north and talk to the 'Backpacker' looking at the tree stump. After conversing for a bit and selecting 'Yes' or 'No' (it doesn't matter) to the question that he asks, he'll give you TM95 - Snarl and be on his way. As he's walking away though, he'll turn back into a Pokemon, much to your character's surprise. He'll then flee. Move right, over to the patrolling Pokemon Ranger. Feel free to battle her.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Morito
PokemonLevelType
Emolga26Electric/Flying
Reward:$1560

Note: After defeating Morito, she'll give you a Cheri Berry.

Continue east to find a Net Ball on the eastern side of the clearing. That's all you can do here for now, besides trying to catch some wild Pokemon. Once you're done, fly back to Nimbasa City. It's time to hit up the New Nimbasa City Gym!

Lostlorn Forest - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. Enter Lostlorn Forest by its only entrance, the southern one. Remember that the Pokemon Breeder at the beginning of the entrance will want to battle you. The water, however, is right at the entrance anyway, so there should be no need to have to battle him. Move up to the water and Surf around on it if you want.

If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Surf back before you had it, the next area to explore is Relic Passage - Surf Required! Fly to Driftveil City and head down into the PWT area. The entrance to Relic Passage - PWT Entrance is in the south-west corner of this area. If you need to, use the walkthrough to reach the Relic Passage - PWT Entrance, Second Area. From there, you'll be able to check out the part that requires Surf. Yay!

Lostlorn Forest - Waterfall Required

Once you've obtained Waterfall, you can return here to do a little more exploring. Enter Lostlorn Forest by its only entrance, the southern one. Remember that the Pokemon Breeder at the beginning of the entrance will want to battle you. The water, however, is right at the entrance anyway, so there should be no need to have to battle him. Move up to the water on the right side of the bridge and use Surf to move onto it.

Now move over to the waterfall and use Waterfall to traverse it and reach the top. Once you have, move onto the land on the right side of the stream first. Grab the item sitting in the Tall Grass, which turns out to be a Rare Candy, then move back onto the water. Head over to the land on the left side of the stream. Now move north until you reach the Veteran. He'll be looking for a battle, so don't disappoint! He's got quite the team!

Trainer Battle: Veteran
PokemonLevelType
Larvesta51Bug/Fire
Pinsir51Bug
Heracross51Bug/Fighting
Leavanny51Bug/Grass
Scolipede51Bug/Poison
Reward:$4080

Once he's done for, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the Grass Gem hidden in the north-west tile of grass at the corner of the cliff. Once you have it, you're done!

If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Waterfall back before you had it, the next area to explore is Route 14 - Waterfall Required! Fly to Undella Town and take the southern exit out of the city. You'll now be in Route 14!

Gym Information

Type: Electric

Leader: Elesa

Recommended Team:

  • Ground-types (Sandile, Sandshrew etc.)
  • Magnemite (Use Normal-type moves only)
  • Not Grass-types
  • Not Flying-types
  • Not Water-types
  • Electric-types (With strong Normal-type moves)
  • Any other Pokemon

Time to crack open a can of ass-whooping... using only your tongue! The New Nimbasa City Gym is east of the Ferris Wheel. Heal and prepare your party, then head there. Enter and you'll be stopped by Clyde. He'll give you some tips and throw you a Fresh Water. To reach Elesa, this gym's leader, you must reach the end of the runway. The runway acts as a bridge of sorts and has three Beauties placed along it that you must defeat before you can reach the final battle. This Gym has a focus on Electric-type Pokemon, so make sure you have Pokemon with types that trump Electric and don't have any (or many) that have a weakness to Electric.

When you're ready to, move onto the runway. When you get close enough to a Gym Member, the spotlight will shine on them. When this happens, they move over to you, with the spotlight following, and challenge you to a battle. The first battle's against a woman named Tesla. Excuse the odd names that the trainers are called; they're tributes to three great scientists with two of them significantly contributing to fields relating to electricity, so it's only natural. Nikola Tesla was a major contributor to the development of the AC (Alternating Current) system. Yay for including science references in a game! Nerd pride!

Gym Member Battle: Beauty Tesla
PokemonLevelType
Elekid27Electric
Flaaffy27Electric
Reward:$1512

Once you've defeated Tesla, she'll spin around and walk off. If you want to heal your Pokemon now or at any time, feel free to do so. When you're ready to, continue to the next Beauty, Fremy. Fremy was the discoverer of Fremy's Salt, a useful chemical in some spectroscopies.

Gym Member Battle: Beauty Fremy
PokemonLevelType
Flaaffy27Electric
Blitzle27Electric
Reward:$1512

Fremy will spin and strut away. Continue to the last of the Gym Members, Ampere. Andre-Marie Ampere is one of the founders of the field Classical Electromagnetism and has an SI unit named after him, the Ampere, which is a measurement of current.

Gym Member Battle: Beauty Ampere
PokemonLevelType
Blitzle27Electric
Elekid27Electric
Reward:$1512

Once she's defeated, she'll stride away and leave you with only the Gym Leader, Elesa, to face. The camera will tilt so that she's in view. Three spotlights will focus on her and the screen behind her will show her face. When you're good to go, move up and talk to her. After conversing for a while, the battle will begin.

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Elesa
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Emolga28Electric/FlyingQuick AttackPursuitAerial AceVolt Switch
Flaaffy28ElectricThunder WaveTake DownConfuse RayVolt Switch
Zebstrika30ElectricFlame ChargePursuitStompVolt Switch
Reward:$3600

This battle is rather annoying. Going in with Pokemon below an average of around Level 25 means that you'll have next to no chance unless you're using them very well and have some luck on your side. Above that and you should be able to make it through, if you play your cards right. Getting good type match-ups in this battle can be difficult and when combined with Volt Switch's nature, forms the reason why this battle is painful.

Using Ground-type Pokemon is the best thing to do here, except against Emolga. Electric-type moves won't damage you, but when you're versing Emolga, Ground-type moves won't damage it. Magnemite is surprisingly good against Elesa's Pokemon too as all moves, with the exception of Zebstrika's Flame Charge, are weak against Steel-types. Obviously, using Magnemite's Steel- or Electric-type moves isn't going to do a lot, so you need to be using his Normal-type moves instead.

Although Grass-types can seem appealing against Electric-type enemies, don't be fooled. Zebstrika's Flame Charge and Emolga's Aerial Ace mean that you shouldn't be using Grass-types against either of them. Only being able to use them against one of three Pokemon means that they aren't really that great.

Because you need specific Pokemon types for specific match-ups, Volt Switch can be a serious pain. It has a base damage of 70 (+50% because the Pokemon's type matches the move type), it not only does a horribly amount of damage, but the Pokemon that uses automatically switches out with another Pokemon in Elesa's party without missing out on a turn. This means that it's easy to be caught out and suddenly go from a strong type match-up to a really weak one.

To counter this, you need to defeat the party as quickly as possible, taking out Zebstrika so that you can use Magnemite against the other two, or Emolga so that you can use Ground-types against the other two. In the meantime, it's best to use Pokemon that are neutral to these Pokemon. This means good old Normal-types, or types with only slight disadvantages (Fighting etc.). Electric-types with strong Normal-type moves also work well in this role, especially against the powerful Volt Switch which won't do nearly as much damage against an Electric-type.

Through all this, you should be watching out for Elesa using one Hyper Potion on one of her Pokemon when its HP is low. Zabstrika also has a Sitrus Berry that will restore his HP when it's low, so obviously watch out for that too. Meanwhile, you may want to use some of your weaker Pokemon as fodder to allow you to use Revives and Super Potions on any of your strong Pokemon that succumb and faint. Make good use of moves that change the status of enemies, especially to sleep.

Continue using neutral types until either Zebstrika or Emolga are defeated, then switch in the Pokemon that's strong against the other two of Elesa's party and wreak havoc. From there, it's a battle of pure power. Plow through them until there's nothing left of Elesa's party.

She'll then go on to glamorously congratulate you on winning and present you with the Bolt Badge! She'll let you know that traded Pokemon up to Level 50 will obey you and will then give you that insanely annoying TM, TM72! Now you can teach Volt Switch to your Pokemon! Continue conversing until she feels like shutting up, then leave the Gym. A lightshow will start and she'll come and escort you down the runway. Strut your stuff! Once you reach the end, feel free to spin around like the Beauties did. Soak in the glory! Now let's leave.

Nimbasa City - Team Plasma Strike Again!

Your Pokemon will probably be hurting. Go to the Pokemon Center and heal them. There's a few loose ends to tie up before continue onto Driftveil City. First of all, Pokemon Musicals are now available for you to participate in. If you enter the Pokemon Theater, you'll have a Prop Case thrust upon your person. Take it and allow yourself to be walked through a tutorial on how to participate in Musicals. So much pinkkkkk! Bedazzle and bling up a Pokemon of your choice (I chose the pimp cane and the umbrella... don't ask). Confirm that this is what you want your Pokemon to look like then the man will applaud your amazing talent. That's it! Normally, Pokemon would participate in the Musical itself after dressing up, but that's not forced upon you at least. Once you're done here, feel free to leave.

The only other thing to do is attempt to head to Route 5. When you do, you'll come upon your rival, Hugh, facing off with four Team Plasma Grunts. Walk over to Hugh and you'll start listening into the conversation. The grunts will surround Hugh and he'll ask for you help. Talk to either of the bottom two grunts to initiate a battle with them. Once you initiate a battle with one, you must battle the other without a break, so make sure you're ready. Don't worry, you just pwnd Elesa, you shouldn't have any trouble.

[Top of the two Grunts]

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Trubbish27Poison
Reward:$1080

[Bottom of the two Grunts]

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Watchog27Normal
Reward:$1080

Once they're both beaten they'll retreat. Hugh will provide you with an obligatory thank you (as if he really cares about us!) and will then leave. You might want to heal your Pokemon once more. Once you're ready, it's time to head into Route 5 once more!

Route 5 & The Driftveil Drawbridge

Enter Route 5 and follow the road west. You should see a musician and his lute along the north edge of the road to the west of the trailer. Move over and talk to him. Although he wasn't willing to battle before, he is now!

Trainer Battle: Musician George
PokemonLevelType
Maractus25Grass
Reward:$800

Remember that guy from Black and White? Turns out his been chilling around here for the past two years... who knew? The guy will reward you with an Electric Guitar for beating him. Cool, that's the first prop you've found. You can use that in Pokemon Musicals. Move west, over to the crowd surrounding the Motorcyclist. Feel free to talk to him; he'll challenge you to a battle. Answer 'Yes' to get into what is your first Triple Battle if you're playing Pokemon White Version 2, or your first Rotation Battle if you're playing Pokemon Black Version 2. This battle's actually decently hard, so don't totally drop your guard.

Triple/Rotation Battle: Motorcyclist Charles
PokemonLevelType
Sigilyph26Psychic/Flying
Archen26Rock/Flying
Tirtouga26Water/Rock
Reward:$832

After defeating Charles he'll speed off. Everyone will cheer you on for teaching him a lesson then the crowd will fully disperse. Continue left and move up the steps to the Driftveil Drawbridge.

Driftveil Drawbridge

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound
DucklettWater/Flying100%23-26Pokemon's Shadow

There isn't a whole lot to do here. There are a grand total of three people to talk to (a man, a woman and a Youngster), as well as one Pokemon to catch and some items to collect. Walk along the bridge, speaking to the three people. You will notice small, swaying shadows appearing. When you move onto them, one of two things will happen. The first is a random wing, which you will place in your bag. These can be one of a number of wings, the Clever Wing, Genius Wing, Health Wing, Muscle Wing, Resist Wing, Swift Wing or Pretty Wing. All of these wings, with the exception of the Pretty Wing which is only useful by selling it for money, are used to increase EV Values. If you don't know what these are, just know that they increase Pokemon's stat raises when they Level Up. If you do know what EVs are, check what each wing does and feel free to manipulate their effects to your liking.

The second thing that can happen is that the shadow is a Ducklett, a Pokemon. If it is, you'll engage in a battle with it. Feel free to battle and catch these if you want. Besides this, there's nothing else to do. Continue along to the end of the bridge and move down the steps into Driftveil City.

Driftveil City

At the entrance to the city sits a fountain, surrounded by a pretty little clearing. To the south-west of this fountain is a hidden item, so whip out your Dowsing MCHN to find it. It turns out to be an Ultra Ball. Once you have it, continue west up the steps onto the bridge. You'll run into a member of Old Team Plasma facing off with a member of New Team Plasma. How odd. The new member will push the old one and they'll talk about N, the infamous member of Old Team Plasma who's nowhere to be found.

Suddenly, Hugh will scream out, much to everyone's surprise. He'll run over and charge at the New Team Plasma Grunt who will flee with Hugh at his tail. The Old Grunt will talk to you, then leave. Move west until you're across the bridge and in the actual city. First let's head to the Pokemon Center. Head west along the road. Take the road leading north when you reach it. You'll see the Pokemon Center to your right. Enter and heal your Pokemon. Talk to the woman upstairs in the back left corner and she'll give you three Luxury Balls. Restock your items if you want, then leave.

It's time for the usual deal, looting the city! First move right from the Pokemon Center. You'll reach a dead end. When you do, move south down a thin gap. You'll find some Calcium at the end of that gap. Now move back to the road and enter the building north of it. It turns out to be a hotel. There's nothing important on the 1st or 23rd floors, so head straight to the 25th floor and talk to the man there. He'll give you a Big Root and will tell you how awesome it is. That's it for the entire building, so exit. Head back to the Pokemon Center and enter the building to its west. On the first floor you'll find a bald man who happens to be the first Move Tutor that you can meet within the game. He has a variety of moves that he can teach, but you need to pay a specifed number of shards (Red Shards in the case of this guy) for him to teach the move to one of your Pokemon. The moves and prices for each are listed below.

MoveRed Shards
Covet2
Bug Bite2
Drill Run4
Bounce4
Signal Beam4
Iron Head4
Super Fang6
Uproar6
Seed Bomb6
Dual Chop6
Low Kick8
Gunk Shot8
Fire Punch10
ThunderPunch10
Ice Punch10

You can visit him at any time to have him teach your Pokemon these moves, assuming you can meet his price. Although there's an 11th floor, there's nothing of interest there. Instead, head straight up to the 25th floor. Talk to the man here for an Air Balloon then leave the building. See the large building just to your south? Although it looks like a warehouse, it actually is the Driftveil Markets. Move back to the road, walk south and enter it at its east entrance (you can enter from the south or north if you want, but the north entrance is obscured and the south is a longer walk).

There are three vendors in here. The first is the man behind the counter in the south-east portion of the market. He offers the following natural medicines:

ItemPrice
Heal Powder$450
EnergyPowder$500
Energy Root$800
Revival Herb$2800

Next is the Old Team Plasma Grunt standing at the intersection in the market. He's selling various incenses... how... hardcore. These incenses are surprisingly good though, if you can afford them.

ItemPrice
Odd Incense$9600
Sea Incense$9600
Rose Incense$9600
Wave Incense$9600
Rock Incense$9600
Pure Incense$9600
Luck Incense$9600
Lax Incense$9600
Full Incense$9600

The last vendor is the woman behind the counter to his north. She's selling milk... Moomoo Milk!

ItemPrice
1 Moomoo Milk$500
12 Moomoo Milks$6000

Those are the only three selling goods, so exit the market by the south entrance. First, let's head over behind the market. Motorcyclist Charles, the guy from Route 5 is loitering around the west side of the building. If you talk to him he'll ask if you'd like to partake in another battle. This time the battle style is the opposite to what you did before. If you're playing Black 2, you'll have already fought a Rotation Battle with him, so this time you're fighting a Triple Battle. If you're playing White 2, it's swapped around. He has the same team as before, so he's still a decent challenge. Go ahead and answer 'Yes' if you want to fight him.

Rotation/Triple Battle: Motorcyclist Charles
PokemonLevelType
Archen26Rock/Flying
Sigilyph26Psychic/Flying
Tirtouga26Water/Rock
Reward:$832

Once he's beaten, move onto the road and move east towards the Driftveil Drawbridge. There's a building with a door at the corner of the intersection leading there. Enter this building. Talk to the bald man near the reception desk and he'll give you a Shell Bell. Neither floor, 14th or 19th contains anything of interest, so head back into the street. Head west, past the intersection and around the corner. You'll notice a building to the east. Move over and enter.

On the 1st floor is a girl who will ask you to show her a Pokemon with a particular TM move. If you can do this, she'll reward you with a Heart Scale. This can be once per day. She'll ask for a different move each day. There's nothing cool on the 19th floor so head directly up to the 23rd floor. Talk to the man to receive an Everstone. There's nothing else to see, so back to the street we go!

You'll notice a gate to the south. Guess what's there? The Pokemon World Tournament! Unfortunately, a bastard in black inside the gate is stopping you from heading there. Ah well, we'll be back later! Head back to the Pokemon Center and head north. You'll move through a gap in the fence onto an asphalt road. East leads to the Driftveil City Gym (which is close at the moment) and west leads to Route 6. For now, however, we're heading up the stairs! You can't head down the stairs leading west, so instead head east. You'll come upon the Old Team Plasma Grunt from before. He'll come over and begin talking with you. You'll be brought over to his leader and you'll begin talking to him. He'll challenge you to a battle to test your strength. Answer 'Yes' if you want to fight. If you need to, make sure your Pokemon are healed first.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Trainer Rood
PokemonLevelType
Herdier27Normal
Swoobat27Psychic/Flying
Reward:$2700

After defeating Rood, Hugh will appear and Rood will disappear inside. You and Hugh will both follow him and the three of you will talk. Hugh will start freaking out and will leave. You will then be asked by Rood to run an errand for him. Answer 'Yes' and you'll be sent on your way! There's not much else to do here unless you want to talk with everyone. Once you're ready, leave. Guess what? Driftveil City Gym is.... open! Unfortunately it's unlikely that you'll be strong enough to beat the Gym just yet (feel free to check and decide for yourself), so let's head to Route 6 first to get your train on!

Route 6

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
DeerlingNormal/Grass30%23-25Tall Grass
FoongusGrass/Poison10%26Tall Grass
MarillWater5%25Tall Grass
SwadloonBug/Grass10%26Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying15%26Tall Grass
DeerlingNormal/Grass30%26-28Dark Grass
FoongusGrass/Poison10%29Dark Grass
MarillWater5%28Dark Grass
SwadloonBug/Grass10%29Dark Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying15%29Dark Grass
AudinoNormal50%23-25Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying20%24-25Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%25Shaking Grass
AzumarillWater5%26Shaking Grass
CastformNormal5%26Shaking Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%26Shaking Grass
LeavannyBug/Grass5%26Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%10-30Water
MarillWater30%10-30Water
AzumarillWater5%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater35%5-15Rippling Water
MarillWater60%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug5%23Tall Grass
ShelmetBug25%23-26Tall Grass
KarrablastBug5%26Dark Grass
ShelmetBug25%26-29Dark Grass
White 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug25%23-26Tall Grass
ShelmetBug5%23Tall Grass
KarrablastBug25%26-29Dark Grass
ShelmetBug5%26Dark Grass

Check out the Pokemon available here. If any catch your interest, be sure to keep a lookout for them. Head over the bridge and into the Tall Grass. Follow the path until you reach the trainer. She's keen as a bean for a battle!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder Koharu
PokemonLevelType
Minccino27Normal
Deerling27Normal/Grass
Reward:$864

Note: Whenever you exit and re-enter Route 6, Koharu will once again challenge you to a battle if you walk past. Keep this in mind.

Continue following the path until you reach the next bridge. Move over it and challenge the Parasol Lady here.

Trainer Battle: Parasol Lady Minako
PokemonLevelType
Castform28Normal
Reward:$896

If you want to quickly head back to Driftveil City, you can move south from here and jump over the ledge to take a shortcut back, but don't forget that you can use fly! If you're fine to go on, continue north. You'll reach yet another trainer, this time it's a School Kid.

Trainer Battle: School Kid Manami
PokemonLevelType
Deerling27Normal/Grass
Shelmet27Bug
Reward:$540

There's an item to the School Kid's east. Move over and grab it. It's an Elixir! There's also what appears to be an item to the Kid's north. If you move over and attempt to pick it up it will reveal itself as a Foongus.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Foongus29Grass/Poison

Move west, over the bridge and follow the path around to the Season Research Lab. You'll see a Scientist standing out the front, next to the sign. Talk to him and he'll challenge you.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Satoru
PokemonLevelType
Deerling28Normal/Grass
Reward:$1344

Note: Satoru will use a X Attack on his Deerling at the beginning of the battle.

Enter the Season Research Lab. Although there's not a lot of importance here, you can talk to the Scientist at the very back of the room to find that he'll give you a Leaf Stone if you can present to him a Deerling of every season form (which can take a long time to do). Besides this, there's nothing to do, so leave the lab. Head into the little fenced-off area next to the lab. Grab the Moon Stone there then head back to the dirt path. You'll see a female Scientist here. Move over and battle her.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Marisa
PokemonLevelType
Shelmet27Bug
Karrablast27Bug
Reward:$1296

There's a fenced-off area south of this trainer. You can get inside through a gap on the west side. Move through it into the area and run to the right side of it. You'll see a bare patch with no Tall Grass on it. This tile contains a TinyMushroom. Pick it up, head back out to the main path then head west across the next bridge. There's another Foongus posing as an item in the grass here. Move over and attempt to pick it up to trigger the battle.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Foongus29Grass/Poison

Move over and talk to the Kid looking into the puddle if you want to battle him.

Trainer Battle: School Kid Atsushi
PokemonLevelType
Foongus27Grass/Poison
Karrablast27Bug
Reward:$540

The next item in the grass is an actual item. Pick it up to find that it's an Ultra Ball. The supposed item to the south of the Parasol Lady trudging through the puddle is just another Foongus though.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Foongus29Grass/Poison

Move north to battle the Parasol Lady.

Trainer Battle: Parasol Lady Shizue
PokemonLevelType
Castform28Normal
Reward:$896

Head over the bridge to your north then head east. Enter the shack here. The woman inside will heal your Pokemon if you talk to her, and the small girl will give you a Shiny Stone. When you're ready to continue, exit the shack and head around to the right side of the house. Move into the Dark Grass and head right when you reach the path heading that way. You'll find a Pokemon Ranger at the end of the path. Move over to her to initiate a battle.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Yutaka
PokemonLevelType
Whirlipede28Bug/Poison
Foongus28Grass/Poison
Reward:$1680

Note: After defeating Yutaka, she'll give you a Pecha Berry.

Now move back to the shack and continue west, back over to the bridge. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and head into the Tall Grass here. You'll find a hidden item, Protein. That's it for Route 6! If you think you're ready to take on the Driftveil City Gym, skip ahead to that section. If not, feel free to head north up the steps and you'll enter Chargestone Cave.

Chargestone Cave 1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock5%25Anywhere
FerroseedGrass/Steel20%26-27Anywhere
JoltikBug/Electric39%25-28Anywhere
KlinkSteel24%26-28Anywhere
NosepassRock10%27Anywhere
TynamoElectric2%28Anywhere
DrilburGround100%25-28Dust Cloud

Follow along the path until you reach Bianca examining a glowing crystal. After talking with you she'll simply walk off. Move in the direction that she left in. You'll eventually reach a large crystal blocking your path. Move to its right side and push it into the huge crystal east of you. Move through the gap that was created, then around the huge crystal to grab the Full Heal below it. Move back around the huge crystal and continue on north.

You'll reach another large crystal. Push it towards the huge crystal to its east to open up the next area. Move through the opening then move up the eastern set of steps to start a battle with a Scientist.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Nagaaki
PokemonLevelType
Magneton30Electric/Steel
Reward:$1440

Move south from the Scientist and push the north-eastern of the two crystals east, into the huge crystal. This will create an opening which you can walk through. Do so and grab the Max Repel that was hiding behind them. Backtrack down the stairs, then take the the northern set of steps to initiate a battle with a Guitarist.

Trainer Battle: Guitarist Anna
PokemonLevelType
Emolga30Electric/Flying
Reward:$960

Turn on your Dowsing MCHN. There's an item hidden above the ridge to the Guitarist's north. Move east then around onto the ridge above. You'll find the hidden Yellow Shard underneath the floating crystal. Move back east then continue along, past the two crystals blocking the past south. You'll see a Hyper Potion to your north-east. Go over and grab it then move back to the two crystals. Push the top one west, and the bottom one south. Follow it south, then continue down the steps.

Move east to the huge crystal there. If you go south, you'll come upon Bianca talking with a Worker, who are blocking your path. Apparently you can't go any further just yet. Instead, take the stairs north. Once you've ran up them, make sure your Dowsing MCHN's on then move east, then south and grab the hidden Hyper Potion. And that's all you can do here until you've beaten Clay at the Driftveil City Gym! It's time to head there, methinks.

If you've already completed the Plasma Frigate - PWT section, skip straight to Chargestone Cave - Onwards To Mistralton City! and continue on through Chargestone Cave.

Gym Information

Type: Ground

Leader: Clay

Recommended Team:

  • Water-types
  • Grass-types
  • Flying-types
  • Bug-types
  • Fighting-types
  • Ground-types
  • Not Electric-types
  • Not Poison-types
  • Not Rock-types
  • Any other Pokemon

Hugh will be chilling out the front of the Gym. Talk to him if you want, then head inside. Talk to the receptionist if you want, then move onto the industrial elevator and use its control panel to move it down a floor. Once the elevator stops, move north up the steps and talk to Clyde. He'll give you your customary Fresh Water, as well as some tips. Once you're down, move down the steps to your west and head north. Continue until you reach the first conveyer belt. From here on the Gym is an utter maze. Here's some convenient ASCII art for your viewing pleasure.

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Move onto the conveyer belt and you'll transported to a platform to your north. A Worker looking for a PokeBrawl is here.

Gym Member Battle: Worker Nobuo
PokemonLevelType
Baltoy31Ground/Psychic
Reward:$1240

Move over the conveyer belt to your east. From there, take the conveyer belt south. If you use the yellow control panel here, you'll be able to see eight of the platforms to your west, east and north. Check if you want, then take the next conveyer belt east. Ooh another Worker!

Gym Member Battle: Worker Takuo
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur29Ground
Baltoy29Ground/Psychic
Sandile29Ground/Dark
Reward:$1160

From here things begin to get a little confusing as you now suddenly have more than one option. The direct route, which doesn't include any of the last five Gym Members is as follows: From here, take the extended pink conveyer belt north. Move to normal conveyer belts north, one east, then take an extended one south. Take a normal one east, then finally take the last extended belt north and you're at Clay! If you want to take this route, do so then skip ahead to Clay's battle information.

If you instead want to challenge all of the other trainers here first, here's the quickest way to do so. From the conveyer belt with Worker Takuo on it, head one platform east, one north, then one west. It's a trainer!

Gym Member Battle: Worker Niel
PokemonLevelType
Baltoy30Ground/Psychic
Sandile30Ground/Dark
Reward:$1200

Head three platforms east, then three platforms north.

Gym Member Battle: Worker Tsunashiro
PokemonLevelType
Sandile30Ground/Dark
Drilbur30Ground
Reward:$1200

Move one platform south, three west and two north.

Gym Member Battle: Worker Michiaki
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur31Ground
Reward:$1240

Move one platform south, two west and two south.

Gym Member Battle: Worker Tooru
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur30Ground
Baltoy30Ground/Psychic
Reward:$1200

For the last Gym Member, move north three platforms and east four platforms (including one extended one). You'll reach the seventh trainer.

Gym Member Battle: Worker Humboldt
PokemonLevelType
Sandile31Ground/Dark
Reward:$1240

Now it's onto Clay! Head west two platforms, south two, east one and finally north one. You should now be on an orange platform with Clay. Walk up and talk to him to initiate the Gym Leader battle! Don't forget to heal first if you need!

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Clay
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Krokorok31Ground/DarkTormentSand TombCrunchBulldoze
Sandslash31GroundRolloutFury CutterCrush ClawBulldoze
Excadrill33Ground/SteelMetal ClawSlashRock SlideBulldoze
Reward:$3960

Yay, an easy type to deal with! You should have a variety of nice types to use: Water, Grass, Flying or Bug in order from best to worst, as well as Fighting and Ground solely to combat Excadrill's Steel-type (Fighting is also helpful for Krokorok's Dark-type). Obviously, stay away from using Electric-types, and it's recommended that you don't use Poison or Rock types either. Most other types are fair game though!

Krokorok is Clay's opener, but isn't his strongest Pokemon. I'd recommend using one of your stronger Pokemon, but keeping your strongest for a later time. Using any of the recommended types here works pretty well, but I'd definitely recommend keeping a Water-type aside to use against Excadrill. It's honestly a pretty simple fight, just use your strongest moves to cause the Krokorok to faint.

Once Clay's first Pokemon is gone, he will opt to choose either Sandslash or Excadrill as his next one. Depending on which he chooses will determine how the rest of the match plays out.

If he chooses Excadrill before Sandslash you should switch out a Water-type. Water-type moves are effective against both Ground- and Steel-types, so you're going to do a huge amount of damage using these moves. You really just need to pummel him with this Pokemon as it can be hard to land any real damage on him with a lot of other types. If you do lose your Water-type, switch your strongest Pokemon out and finish him off. I wouldn't be using a Flying-type here though as its Rock Slide will rip you apart.

Once the Sandslash comes out it's really just about going all out in a short period of time. Be on the lookout for its Rollout especially as this move is painful in its later stages. Abuse type match-ups to finish it off and you'll have won!

If Clay actually chooses Sandslash first, it's basically using the same strategies against both the Sandslash and Excadrill when you defeat him, but compensating and holding back enough of your strongest Pokemon to be able to fully defeat the Excadrill. Make sure the Sandslash is defeated as soon as possible, but keep a Water-type aside, then go nuts against the Excadrill.

Using Revives and healing your Water-type is the way to go here if you need that extra edge against Excadrill to get you through. Putting him to sleep or hitting him with another status ailment might also be a nice idea too. The other two you shouldn't really have all that much trouble with, as long as you're using the recommended types.

Once Clay's been defeated he'll give you the Quake Badge! You'll place it in your case with the rest of them. Now Pokemon up to Level 60 that you've received in a trade that weren't originally yours will obey you! Clay will also hand you TM78 - Bulldoze. Honestly, this move isn't all that amazing, but it can still certainly come in handy later on. Finish talking with Clay and he'll take you back to the entrance of the Gym. Move south and exit.

Outside, Clay and Hugh are talking. They'll notice you and Hugh will come over. After lengthy dialogue, Clay will leave, quickly followed by Hugh. Head over to the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon before going on. The only thing that's opened up is the Pokemon World Tournament, how sad! Run through that south gate leading out of Driftveil City, now!

PWT

PWT is the area within the game which encompasses the Pokemon World Tournament building and the area around it. It has two exits, the north one back to Driftveil City and an entrance to Relic Passage - PWT Entrance along the west part of the area. If you want to enter that area, feel free to skip ahead to that section.

First up, move south and turn your Dowsing MCHN at the corner of the path. A hidden item will show up on it, stating that it's to your south. Follow the MCHN's directions to find the hidden Ether. Move back to the path and head east. Along the path you'll notice three stalls. The one north of the path will tell you a type that a selected Pokemon from your party is strong against. The left stall owner south of the path will allow any of your Pokemon to relearn old moves which they've forgotten to replace new ones and the stall owner next to it will allow you to make your Pokemon forget any of their moves. Feel free to use these stalls at your leisure. Once you're ready, continue east to the Pokemon World Tournament building itself.

You'll come upon Hugh and Clay standing outside the building. They'll talk then you will all head in. Once you're inside Clay will talk with a trainer planning to enter the Driftveil Tournament. He'll head in and Hugh will eagerly follow him. You'll be free to enter too if you wish and will eventually need to, to advance the plot.

First you may wish to exit and grab a few items. You'll find yourself at an intersection. Take the path south first. You'll head onto the docks. When you reach a T-intersection, head west. At the end of this dock is a PP Up! Grab it and head back to the main intersection in front of the Pokemon World Tournament building. This time, take the path east. Along the this path are two more stalls. They can also do something useful, although I don't yet know what. At the very end of the path is a man looking north. Talk to him to receive a Rocky Helmet. From there, head north until you're past the fountain. Move west and you'll see two Vending Machines with a bin to either side. Look in the eastern bin to find some Zinc. That's all there is to do here!

If you want to, you can check out the Relic Passage - PWT Entrance before you enter the Driftveil Tournament in the Pokemon World Tournament building.

Plasma Frigate - PWT

You'll follow Hugh and Cheren onto the ship. The three of you will converse before you're approached by a Grunt. He will raise the alarm and an entire group of Grunts will appear from the north, followed by a group to the south. You'll be completely surrounded and the epic fighting will ensue!

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Koffing30Poison
Reward:$1200
Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Trubbish30Poison
Reward:$1200

If you need to, you can leave and do what you want at this point, including healing, but you need to come back and fight the other battles before the plot can advance. Talk with Cheren to begin the next battle, a double battle where you'll team up with him.

Double Battle: Team Plasma Grunt and Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Team Plasma Grunt One
Grimer29Poison
Krokorok29Ground/Dark
Team Plasma Grunt Two
Golbat29Poison/Flying
Liepard29Dark
Cheren's Party
Stoutland33Normal
Watchog31Normal
Cinccino31Normal
Reward:$2320

Talk to your rival to intitiate the final Double Battle. This time you're teaming up with Hugh!

Double Battle: Team Plasma Grunt and Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Team Plasma Grunt One
Grimer29Poison/Flying
Raticate29Dark
Team Plasma Grunt Two
Koffing29Poison
Watchog29Ground/Dark
Hugh's Party, If Snivy Was Your Starter
Pignite33Fire/Fighting
Simipour31Water
Tranquill31Normal/Flying
Hugh's Party, If Tepig Was Your Starter
Dewott33Water
Simisage31Grass
Tranquill31Normal/Flying
Hugh's Party, If Oshawott Was Your Starter
Servine33Grass
Simisear31Fire
Tranquill31Normal/Flying
Reward:$2320

Once the battle's over, the Grunts won't know what to do. Hugh and Cheren will say a few words, then a man known as Zinzolin will appear. You'll speak with him, then some Pokemon will appear out of nowhere. Next thing you know, you're back on the docks and the ship's gone! Hugh freaks and runs off. Cheren will reminiscently look out to see and say a few things before leaving. Now you'll be on your way too!

Whoop! Whoop! You can now enter the Driftveil Tournament as much as you want! If you haven't entered the Relic Passage - PWT Entrance yet, you may want to do so now. If you already have, skip ahead to Chargestone Cave - Onwards To Mistralton City!. If you haven't yet traversed Route 6 and Chargestone Cave the first time, check them out first.

Relic Passage - PWT Entrance, First Area

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock39%27-30Anywhere
GurdurrFighting20%28-30Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground10%30Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying24%27-30Anywhere
DrilburGround80%27-30Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%27Dust Cloud

Head south and talk to the Worker standing by the west wall. From there, continue south down the stairs. You'll come upon a few paths. Head down the west one around to a Backpacker. Move in front of her to initiate a battle.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Erina
PokemonLevelType
Sandslash32Ground
Reward:$768

Follow the path along and you'll come out near some stairs. Follow them down and take the northern of the two paths leading east (the southern one's blocked). When you reach an intersection with a wider path leading north, follow it. You'll reach a male Backpacker running back and forth. Go up and challenge him to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Naoyuki
PokemonLevelType
Raticate32Normal
Reward:$768

After he's been beaten, head east along the path. At the end you'll find a Protein. Head back west, then south until you're back at the intersection. This time head east. You'll come upon a Hiker.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Mamoru
PokemonLevelType
Drilbur31Ground
Roggenrola31Rock
Reward:$992

Next to the Hiker is a boulder which can be pushed into the hole to the west using Strength, but there's no real need to so instead press east. You'll reach a doorway leading to another area. Enter it. This area's wild Pokemon encounter chances differ a little from the previous area as wild Raticates can now be found.

Relic Passage - PWT Entrance, Second Area

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock34%27-30Anywhere
GurdurrFighting20%28-30Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground5%30Anywhere
RaticateNormal10%29Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying31%27-30Anywhere
DrilburGround80%27-30Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%27Dust Cloud
BasculinWater70%10-30Water
MarillWater30%10-30Water
AzumarillWater5%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater35%5-15Rippling Water
MarillWater60%5-15Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PoliwrathWater/Fighting5%50-70Fishing Spots

Move south down the stairs, then head east. You'll reach another Hiker.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Teruo
PokemonLevelType
Roggenrola31Rock
Timburr31Fighting
Reward:$992

Now head south down the path past the Hiker. When you reach the bottom, head west. You'll come upon a single lonesome rock. Click on this rock to find a Blue Shard. Now head east past the path leading back north and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. You'll find a Max Repel hidden on the ground, lying in a puddle of water. Now head back north to where the Hiker is and take the path east. When you reach two paths leading south, follow one of them. There's a Psychic here keen for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Minoru
PokemonLevelType
Swoobat33Psychic/Flying
Reward:$1056

Move past the Psychic to his south where there's yet another rock. This one's hiding a Green Shard. Now take the path leading east. From here you'll come upon two paths, one leading north and the other south. The north one leads to the Relic Castle - Relic Passage Entrance and the south to the Relic Passage - Castelia City Sewers Entrance, where you can actually use it to head back into the Castelia City Sewers.

First, let's take the southern path. The path will fork out into three separate paths. When it does, take the western-most one. You'll reach a female Backpacker and another rock containing an item, this time a Yellow Shard! Defeat her and collect the item.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Annie
PokemonLevelType
Watchog32Normal
Reward:$768

If you want to head back to the Castelia Sewers part of the Relic Passage, continue south and follow the path around until you reach some stairs. Go up these stairs and head through the doorway to head back into the Castelia Sewers section. It's recommended that you do so because you'll receive four items that you wouldn't have been able to grab otherwise.

Once you've entered the Relic Passage - Castelia City Sewers Entrance, follow the path around until you reach a ledge and a boulder. Use Strength on the boulder and push it into the hole. Don't jump over the ledge unless you know that you don't want to head back into the PWT Entrance area, as there's no way back except through PWT itself. Once the boulder's in the hole, take the path north. It's a long run, but you'll eventually reach a doorway leading back to Relic Passage - PWT Entrance, Second Area. This area contains four items, an Ultra Ball, Rare Candy, Rocky Helmet and a hidden Rock Gem! Grab them then head back.

Feel free to explore the Castelia City Sewers Relic Passage area, but remember that once you jump over those ledges, there's no way back, except if you have an Escape Rope handy which will warp you straight back to PWT, unless you've exited into Castelia City before you do. There's an item here that you can only collect by jumping over the western-most of the three ledges though. If you do so, you'll be able to grab a Max Repel, but you'll be forced to jump over the next ledge down into the main part of the area below, meaning you'll have to exit through the Sewers and back into Castelia City or use an Escape Rope. Remember that you can Fly back to Driftveil City though. Once you're done, head back to the PWT Entrance area.

Backtrack north until you're back where you were with the paths leading south, west and north. Now take the north-eastern path north. Follow it and you'll come upon the final trainer in this area, a Psychic.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Ena
PokemonLevelType
Baltoy32Ground/Psychic
Yamask32Ghost
Reward:$1024

Next to Psychic Ena is the last rock, which contains a Red Shard. Grab it then continue north. Use Strength on the boulder to push it into the hole and open up the path to Relic Castle - Relic Passage Entrance!

Relic Passage - Surf Required

Once you've obtained Surf, you can return here to do a little more exploring. Enter the Second Area of Relic Passage - PWT Entrance by the First Area. Move south from the entrance to the Second Area. You'll hit water pretty quickly. Use Surf to head out onto it. Head west along the water, through a small gap to some land onto the other side. Move onto the land, then head north along the path. At the end is a Big Pearl. Snatch it up. That's actually all there is to do, but feel free to Surf around on the water if you want to encounter some Water-types. That's all of the pre-Route 6 Surf Required Areas! You're done!

Relic Castle - Relic Passage Entrance

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
KrokorokGround/Dark10%29-30Anywhere
SandileGround/Dark30%27-28Anywhere
SandslashGround20%28-29Anywhere
YamaskGhost40%27-30Anywhere

This area's pretty small and only covers a single floor. Head north-east and enter the door along the east wall. Move east and enter the next door. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN on and find the hidden Sun Stone in the centre of the room, then continue east through yet another door. Head east once more, then grab the Ultra Ball in the north-east corner of the final room. Backtrack to the room with a door leading north and enter it. Run north to the Pokemon at the end of the hall. Feel free to fight it. It's very rare, so if you want to catch it, save first so that you can retry if you fail to. Note that it's not easy to catch, so you need to make full use of status ailments and Poke Balls. You might also need a fair bit of patience.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Volcarona35Bug/Fire

Once you're done, backtrack all the way back to the Relic Passage - PWT Entrance. From there, either head back to the PWT, then into Driftveil City or visit the Relic Path - Castelia City Sewers Entrance first.

From PWT, head over onto the Pokemon World Tournament or Chargestone Cave - Onwards To Mistralton City! if you've already completed the Driftveil Tournament and the Plasma Frigate - PWT.

Chargestone Cave - Onwards To Mistralton City!

Head from Driftveil City all the way through Route 6 into Chargestone Cave. When you are moving past the Season Research Lab you'll come upon Cheren. He'll stop you and take you inside, where he'll present you with HM03 - Surf! This gives you the ability to surf on water, opening up a substantial number of areas in previous areas that you couldn't access before. All of these areas are listed in the Surf Required Areas section. Feel free to check it out if you so wish to. Head back outside. There's actually four items that we can now collect in Route 6 before we continue on, so let's collect them first!

First, head back east along the path. Head over the bridge and south through the Tall Grass. When you reach the next bridge, use Surf to move onto the water south of the bridge. You should see an item sitting on the land to the south-west of the bridge. Move onto the land and grab the Heart Scale. Surf back onto the bridge. Move north back through the Tall Grass east of the bridge until you reach the next bridge. Now use Surf on the water north of the bridge. Move north and you'll see some Tall Grass to your right. Move into it. There's a gap in the Tall Grass in the bottom-right corner of the area containing a hidden Big Mushroom. Collect it, then grab the item to your north, a PP Up. Use Surf and head over the water to the land on the western side. Move west and you'll be back at the Season Research Lab.

Now and continue on towards Chargestone Cave. When you cross the bridge north of the Parasol Lady moving around in the puddle, a wild Pokemon will suddenly appear, scare your character, then disappear. An old couple will appear behind you. I seriously feel for the old guy; his wife won't shut up! Once they've left, head east to the house of the lady that heals your Pokemon. Head into the water just east of the house. Surf east along the water. When you're behind the Season Research Lab, you'll notice that there's a strip of land there with an item on it. Move onto it and grab the item to find that it's TM56 - Fling! Awesome!

You can now continue Surfing east to the entrance to Mistralton Cave and enter and explore it. If you do, you'll need to make sure that you received Flash from the man in Castelia City first as the cave is extremely dark and difficult to navigate without it. If you do wish to explore Mistralton Cave, skip ahead to that section, then return to this point in the walkthrough when you're done. When you're ready, continue to the entrance to Chargestone Cave and enter it.

Chargestone Cave 1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock5%25Anywhere
FerroseedGrass/Steel20%26-27Anywhere
JoltikBug/Electric39%25-28Anywhere
KlinkSteel24%26-28Anywhere
NosepassRock10%27Anywhere
TynamoElectric2%28Anywhere
DrilburGround100%25-28Dust Cloud

Head through Chargestone Cave to the point where Bianca and the Worker were talking just before the bridge. They will now have left and you'll be free to continue along the bridge. Do so and you'll be stopped half way with someone calling out to you. Once they finish, continue on to the other side. Push the large crystal south into the huge crystal to unblock the path, then move south. Follow the path until you come upon a trainer. He challenges you to a Triple Battle! Get ready, because this one can be painful!

Triple Battle: Ace Trainer Naoto
PokemonLevelType
Klink33Steel
Unfezant33Normal/Flying
Sandslash33Ground
Reward:$1980

Once he's beaten, continue past the staircase leading down, around to the two large crystals. Push the bottom one west into the huge crystal, then move through the gap that you've created. Move to the very edge of the platform jutting out from the cliff and grab the Magnet. Move back to the staircase and go down it.

Chargestone Cave B1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock5%28Anywhere
FerroseedGrass/Steel20%29-30Anywhere
JoltikBug/Electric39%28-31Anywhere
KlinkSteel24%29-31Anywhere
NosepassRock10%30Anywhere
TynamoElectric2%31Anywhere
DrilburGround100%28-31Dust Cloud

Follow the path along until you come upon two people. Talk to either of them to receive a Nugget and a Big Nugget too! HELL YES! Head west. You'll reach stairs leading back to 1F. Go up them. If you jump down the ledge next to the steps, you'll be back at the start of the cave. Talk to the woman above the stairs, then head south to the Pokemon Ranger looking for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Yosuke
PokemonLevelType
Ampharos34Electric
Reward:$2040

Note: After defeating Yosuke, she'll give you a Chesto Berry.

Head south and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. Use it to find the Carbos hidden beneath the floating crystal. There's nowhere to go but back. Head back to the two guys that gave you the Nuggets.

From the two guys, move north up the steps. Take the western-most path. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the hidden Ultra Ball. Continue until you reach a Doctor. Battle him.

Trainer Battle: Doctor Hirotaka
PokemonLevelType
Solosis32Psychic
Gothita32Psychic
Reward:$1920

You'll be healed after the battle and be able to talk to the Doctor at any time to be healed again. Head east and grab the Iron along the path. You'll find a Pokemon Ranger to your south. Move over and challenge her.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Yukari
PokemonLevelType
Minccino33Normal
Excadrill33Ground/Steel
Reward:$1980

Note: After defeating Yukari, she'll give you a Chesto Berry.

Head back to where the Doctor is then continue north. You'll eventually reach a Scientist walk around in circle spinning about. Move into her vision to challenge her to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Miyuki
PokemonLevelType
Joltik32Bug/Electric
Golbat32Poison/Flying
Reward:$1536

From there, move down the somewhat obscured steps leading west. Push the first large crystal west and the second north. You'll find Bianca here. Move over and talk with her, then move up the staircase.

Chargestone Cave 1F

Move east, then south. At the intersection you can move east and you'll find the doorway leading out into Mistralton City! Head there now if you want, or feel free to explore the rest of the cave first (there's not much left to do). Don't forget that you can heal yourself at Mistralton! If you want to first explore the rest of the cave, move next to the girl moving east and west looking north and south. She'll challange you to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Shinobu
PokemonLevelType
Tirtouga34Water/Rock
Magmar34Fire
Reward:$2040

Now take the south path of the four. Continue until you reach some steps taking you to a Hiker standing in front of an item. Talk to him to challenge him to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Ganta
PokemonLevelType
Aron32Steel/Rock
Nosepass32Rock
Reward:$1024

Behind Ganta is a Carbos. Grab it then head back to the intersection. That's really it! If you want to, you can take the path west which will lead back to the rest of 1F, including the entrance. If you do, you'll reach a large crystal blocking your way. Push it west into the huge crystal. Move through and head south down the stairs and you'll be back near the start of the dungeon. Once you're done, head back to the intersection and take the path east to the exit. Move through the doorway into Mistralton City! The following section covers Mistralton Cave, which you had the option to cover earlier during this section. To skip past it, simply click on the link: Mistralton City.

Mistralton Cave 1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock30%27-28Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying30%27-28Anywhere
AronSteel/Rock20%29-30Anywhere
AxewDragon20%29-30Anywhere
DrilburGround100%27-30Dust Cloud

As soon as you enter, you'll notice how dark this cave is. Have one of your Pokemon use Flash to temporarily light up the cave. Beware that you won't be able to use Flash more than twice, so if you haven't exited the cave before it's stopped working, you'll either need to find your way in the dark or use an Escape Rope to exit the cave.

Once you've lit the cave up a little better, move south from the entrance. You'll see a boulder here. Use Strength to push it two tiles east first (if you push it south, you'll get it stuck and have to exit and re-enter the cave), then push it two tiles south into the hole. Move over it and down the steps to your south. Head east and you'll be stopped by a Hiker looking for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Tetsuzo
PokemonLevelType
Boldore32Rock
Reward:$1024

Once Tetsuzo has been defeated, trudge further east and push the next boulder east into the next hole. Continue east until you reach the Veteran guarding a doorway. He'll tell you that you can't head through the doorway until you've beaten the Pokemon League. Instead, head north up the stairs. You should see some steps leading down to a lower area to your east. Move down them and collect the Dusk Ball there. Head back up the stairs and head west. You'll see another Hiker there. Take him on!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Nobuka
PokemonLevelType
Onix32Rock/Ground
Reward:$1024

Now move west along the strip of land north of the stairs. There's an item here. Grab it to find that it's a Yellow Shard, then head west along the strip of land south of the stairs. Make sure you have your Dowsing MCHN switched on and use it to find the Super Repel here. If you want, you can now head west down the stairs and push the boulder into the hole. You then have a quick way to exit the dungeon in the future. Once you've down then, head back up the stairs and move south-west. You'll notice a set of stairs leading up onto the second floor.

Mistralton Cave 2F

Once you enter this floor you can head two directions: north or east. Let's first head north, as there's really only one thing to do there. You'll almost immediately come upon an Ace Trainer clearly looking to get destroyed by some amazing Pokemon Trainer, eh?

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Shinnosuke
PokemonLevelType
Tirtouga33Water/Rock
Axew33Dragon
Reward:$1980

And that's all to do there! Head back south and down the stairs to the east. Move down to the boulder to your south. Push it east using Strength until it falls into the hole. Move over it. Now move past the stairs taking you north and head east. When you reach the end of the path, you'll see a nearby rock, sitting all alone. Move over it and check it to find that it contains a Green Shard. Fancy that!

Head back and move up the stairs. Head east until you reach the stairs leading back down. Move down them, then head south and move up the stairs taking you west. Move south down to the south wall of the cave and follow the path west until you reach an item. Collect it to find that it's a Hyper Potion. Backtrack and move back down the stairs. Now head north, past the stairs that you came from until you reach another Ace Trainer. Time to take her on too!

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Suzune
PokemonLevelType
Archen33Rock/Flying
Axew33Dragon
Reward:$1024

Now move north past the Ace Trainer and up the stairs. Move along to the end of the path and grab the Blue Shard. Once you have it, backtrack to the stairs, move down them and follow the thin path just to the left of the stairs around until you reach a point where there's a path leading south and a short path leading west. Turn your Dowsing MCHN on and head down the west path. At the end of it is a hidden Ultra Ball, so be sure to collect it. Once again, backtrack all the way back to the stairs (don't head south and jump over the ledge).

Now move back south of the Ace Trainer to the boulder. Push it west, into the hole. Move over it and head west. When you reach the next boulder, do the same and push it into the hole. You can now head back to the entrance to this floor easily, or you can move up the stairs to the third and final floor, back east a little. Do so!

Mistralton Cave 3F

Okay, first head down the stairs taking you west and head west until you're in the very bottom-left corner of the room. In the rock relaxing here is a Full Heal. Check it to grab it, then move back up the steps to the entrance. This time, head east. First move around the stairs leading north, taking the path north around them instead. At the end is an item with your name on it. Grab it to find that it's TM80 - Rock Slide! Backtrack to those steps that you just bypassed and move up them. Grab the Escape Rope on the platform here, then continue north and head down the stairs taking you west.

Move north and take the next set of steps taking you west. From there, immediately move south down to the boulder. Use Strength to push it into the hole. Push the other boulder south into its hole, then move up the steps taking you west. You'll see an old fella here. Speak with him if you want, then head down the thin path directly behind him. Check the rock at the end to find a Dragon Gem. Head back to the old man. If you take the path leading north along the western wall, you'll find an empty area. Originally, Cobalion resided here, but no longer does. That's all there is to do! You can either use that Escape Rope that you found earlier to exit the cave back to Route 6, or you can manually take the shortcuts that you've created by pushing some of the boulders into holes all the way back to the entrance. Do so.

If you were heading to Chargestone Cave - Onwards To Mistralton City!, skip back to that section, find where you were and continue on. If not, skip back to wherever you were in the plot or feel free to head wherever!

Mistralton City

First head to the Pokemon Center near the entrance to Mistralton. Heal your Pokemon and buy some items if you want, then head back outside. That's right, it's exploration time! Head east and enter the red house. Talk to the girl here to receive a HP Up. Check the bin in the south-west corner to find an Iron. Exit then head west and follow the path to the left of the Pokemon Center leading north.

You'll be stopped by a woman. Does she look familiar? It's Professor Juniper!! You'll have a lovely chat with her, she'll check your PokeDex and then give you a Master Ball. Wut? She just gave us one of the best items in the game upon meeting us for the first time? F*** yes! :D I'd recommend keeping this for a Legendary Pokemon that you're sure to battle in the future. I'll mention when I recommend to use it when we get to it.

Shortly after, Skyla, the Mistralton City Gym Leader will appear and talk with Professor Juniper and yourself. Juniper will then leave, Skyla will talk to you, then she'll leave herself, heading back to her Gym. Her Gym's already open, so if you want to challenge her straight away, feel free to do so! If so, skip ahead to the Mistralon City Gym section. If not, read on!

Truthfully, there's not actually a whole lot to do here. Heading east at the T-intersection which take you into Route 7 and heading west will take you onto the runway, the pride and joy of the city. Just before the runway however is a large building known as the Mistralton Cargo Service, which doubles as a control tower. Head inside.

At the moment, there isn't a whole lot to do here. Talk to the woman next to the main counter and you'll receive a Sharp Beak from her. Move to the north-east part of the room and talk to the man behind the counter. If you can show him a Tranquill, he'll reward you with a Net Ball. Later on you'll be able to come back to fly to Yamaji Town, but that's a little way off just yet. Exit and head onto the runway.

First go south down the eastern side of the runway. Move east along the parked plane's south side to find TM58 - Sky Drop! Move back to the runway and continue south until you reach the bottom of the runway. If you're playing Black 2, there will be greenhouses here growing plants within. If you're playing White 2, these will be simple plots of soil with their contents changing depending on the season. Move between the center-left and the bottom-left greenhouses/plots to find a Max Repel. This will be obscured by the greenhouses if you're playing Black 2. Move back onto the runway.

Move up the western side of the runway this time. You'll reach a female Backpacker and talk to her. If you do, something will happen. Continue north until you come upon two small planes on the runway. Pull out your Dowsing MCHN to find a Flying Gem hidden halfway between the two.

That's it! You have two choices. First, head north and enter the Mistralton City Gym to challenge Skyla, or head east out into Route 7 to train. It's assumed that you'll train in Route 7, but if you want to skip ahead to the Gym, skip to that section.

Route 7

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
DeerlingNormal/Grass20%30Tall Grass
FoongusGrass/Poison5%33Tall Grass
SeviperPoison5%32Tall Grass
ZangooseNormal5%32Tall Grass
[[Zebstrika]Electric20%31-33Tall Grass
DeerlingNormal/Grass20%33Dark Grass
FoongusGrass/Poison5%36Dark Grass
SeviperPoison5%35Dark Grass
ZangooseNormal5%35Dark Grass
[[Zebstrika]Electric20%34-36Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%30-33Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%31Shaking Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%33Shaking Grass
WINTER ONLY
CubchooIce25%30-33Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying10%30Tall Grass
WatchogNormal10%31Tall Grass
CubchooIce25%33-36Dark Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying10%33Dark Grass
WatchogNormal10%34Dark Grass
ALL OTHER SEASONS
TranquillNormal/Flying30%30-32Tall Grass
WatchogNormal15%31-33Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying30%33-35Dark Grass
WatchogNormal15%34-36Dark Grass

Move north until you reach the stairs leading west. Go up them and follow the path. Move past the first person over to the man wearing the red bandanna. He'll challenge you to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder Mitsuteru
PokemonLevelType
Ducklett34Water/Flying
Tranquill34Normal/Flying
Reward:$1088

Note: Upon re-entering this area at any time, this Pokemon Breeder will once again be willing to battle. Be aware of this. If you want to avoid it, use the walkway to his east.

Continue on and move down the steps. To your south-east you'll see a Youngster moving around in the very tall grass. Move into the grass and move into his vision to make him challenge you. It's a Rotation Battle!

Rotation Battle: Youngster Tomohiko
PokemonLevelType
Stoutland33Normal
Deerling33Normal/Grass
Deerling33Normal/Grass
Reward:$528

Move east past the Youngster to reach a small gap in the tall grass with two items. One is a Zinc and the other actually a Foongus! We were tricked!

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Foongus36Grass/Poison

Move back west to the path and continue north. Head into the shack when you reach it. Inside is a Hiker looking for an Emolga. If you trade one with him, he'll trade you a Gigalith. Once you're done in here, head back outside and move up the ramp onto the thin raised walkway. Follow it east and move down the ramp there. You'll have skipped over the tall grass. Make sure you don't stop for too long whilst you're on it or you'll fall off. Once you're on the other side, move over to the Lass and battle her. It's a triple battle!

Triple Battle: Lass Misato
PokemonLevelType
Ducklett33Water/Flying
Unfezant33Normal/Flying
Ducklett33Water/Flying

Once the Lass is defeated, continue along the path north. You'll reach a Nursery Aide. Feel free to battle her.

Trainer Battle: Nursery Aide Honami
PokemonLevelType
Cleffa34Normal
Cinccino34Normal
Reward:$1360

Now move north. You'll see a Preschooler moving around in the tall grass to your left. Head in and challenge him to a fight.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Gonta
PokemonLevelType
Sunflora34Grass
Reward:$136

Once defeated, head west over to the small clearing with the item in it. Grab the Leaf Stone. Now head north. There's what seems to be another item here, but it's actually just a second Foongus pretending to be an item.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Foongus36Grass/Poison

Move north, over to the entrance to the Celestial Tower. Now move around the right side of it over to the back. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and find the TinyMushroom here. If you want to, you can head into Celestial Tower now, but there's still a fair bit to do in Route 7 first!

Take the path back south. You'll see tall grass to your east. As soon as you do, head into the tall grass. You'll reach a second Preschooler who's also looking to whoop some ass.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Chiko
PokemonLevelType
Darumaka34Fire
Reward:$136

Head past Chiko and grab the Elixir behind her. Head back to the path and continue back south. Move back south until you reach the ramp leading up onto the walkway taking you north, then east. Move up onto it and follow it to the other side. Check the rock in front of the shack to find a Revive. Head into the shack.

Talk to the woman sitting on the mat in front of the TV at any time to heal your Pokemon. Talk to the old, bald man. If you meet a requirement (something to do with '30', probably the number of caught Pokemon) he'll tell you first about Tornadus, then Thundurus if you meet a second requirement, and if you meet a third one, Landorus. Some of their data will be added to your Pokedex. These three Pokemon form the Kami Trio, a group of Legendary Pokemon. The other two people here are boring, so leave once you're ready.

Move east up the stairs. You will be stopped by a call from your Mom. You'll chat and the call will end. Continue north and move in front of the twins. They'll challenge you to a Double Battle.

Double Battle: Twins Saya and Sayo
PokemonLevelType
Seviper33Poison
Zangoose33Normal
Reward:$528

Move onto the walkway with its ramp to your south. Move along it until you move next to the Harlequin. He'll challenge you to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Harlequin Pat
PokemonLevelType
Baltoy35Ground/Psychic
Reward:$1120

As soon as you finish the battle, keep moving along the walkway so that you don't fall off. Continue to the eastern ramp and head down it. Grab the item here, TM81 - X-Scissor. Head back over the walkway to where the Twins are. Move north onto the ramp there. Move along it to the next Harlequin.

Trainer Battle: Harlequin Shohei
PokemonLevelType
Baltoy35Ground/Psychic
Reward:$1120

From there, you can continue along the walkway to the other side. If you do, you can continue north into Twist Mountain. Unfortunately, there's a man guarding the entrance who won't let you move past for quite a while yet, so you may as well head back. You can now either head into the Celestial Tower or head back to Mistralton City to challenge the Mistralton City Gym. It's assumed that you're heading into Celestial Tower. As before, you're free to skip ahead to the Gym.

Celestial Tower 1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
LitwickGhost/Fire100%27-30Anywhere

You'll find Professor Juniper at the centre of the first floor of the Celestial Tower. Talk to her and she'll give you a Lucky Egg. Now head up the stairs to 2F.

Celestial Tower 2F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ElgyemPsychic25%30-32Anywhere
GolbatPoison/Flying5%31Anywhere
LitwickGhost/Fire80%28-31Anywhere

Move north-west through the gravestone over to the first trainer, a Psychic.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Reika
PokemonLevelType
Musharna36Psychic
Reward:$1152

Continue north-west and grab the Hyper Potion on the west side of the room. Move east over to the School Kid guarding an item on the ground. Move in front of her to challenge her to a battle.

Trainer Battle: School Kid Momoko
PokemonLevelType
Litwick35Ghost/Fire
Reward:$700

Move through and grab the item, TM61 - Will-O-Wisp. Head towards the stairs leading to the next floor. Battle the Pokefan just before them.

Trainer Battle: Pokefan Kenjiro
PokemonLevelType
Clefairy35Normal
Reward:$2240

Head up the stairs to 3F.

Celestial Tower 3F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ElgyemPsychic15%30-31Anywhere
GolbatPoison/Flying10%32Anywhere
LitwickGhost/Fire65%29-32Anywhere

Move east, then south then west over to the female Pokefan. Battle her.

Trainer Battle: Pokefan Teiko
PokemonLevelType
Cubchoo35Ice
Reward:$2240

Move south to the Psychic pacing back and forth. Another battle.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Yuma
PokemonLevelType
Espeon36Psychic
Reward:$1152

Head west and grab the Revive. Now move back east and battle the next Psychic. If you really need to heal soon, move south and skip ahead to the Nurse battle first. But if not, fight the Psychic first.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Reiji
PokemonLevelType
Elgyem35Psychic
Duosion35Psychic
Reward:$1120

Now move south and battle the Nurse, if you haven't already.

Trainer Battle: Nurse Yukako
PokemonLevelType
Leavanny35Bug/Grass
Reward:$1400

Have the Nurse heal your Pokemon, then move up the stairs to your west. Feel free to backtrack and heal your Pokemon here whenever you need.

Celestial Tower 4F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ElgyemPsychic40%30-33Anywhere
GolbatPoison/Flying20%33Anywhere
LitwickGhost/Fire40%30-33Anywhere

Move north-west and take on the Socialite.

Trainer Battle: Socialite Grace
PokemonLevelType
Roselia35Grass/Poison
Reward:$7000

Head north, then west and grab the PP Up! Move over and battle the Gentleman to your north-east.

Trainer Battle: Gentleman Daniel
PokemonLevelType
Umbreon35Dark
Reward:$7000

Continue east over to the Psychic.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Yumi
PokemonLevelType
Yamask35Ghost
Gothorita35Psychic
Reward:$1120

Grab the item, the TM65 - Shadow Claw to the east of the Psychic. Head over to the stairs on the north side of the room and move up them.

Celestial Tower 5F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
No Pokemon Found On This Floor

Move south-west over to the foot of the steps leading north. Continue around to the west side of the platform and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. Find the hidden Ghost Gem then move back to the foot of the steps and move up onto the platform with the bell. Move up to the bell and select 'Yes' to ring the bell if you want. It doesn't do anything at the moment. Once you're done, walk down to 1F and leave. Guess what? It's time to head to the Gym!

Gym Information

Type: Flying

Leader: Skyla

Recommended Team:

  • Electric-types!
  • Water-types
  • Fire-types
  • Ice-types
  • Definitely not Ground-types
  • Not Grass-, Bug- or Fighting-types
  • Not Poison-, Rock- or Steel-types
  • Any other type is fine

Once you're inside, move forward. A sudden gust of wind will pick up and Clyde will fly towards you from off-screen, bumping into you. He'll then procede to hand you a Fresh Water and provide you with some tips. He'll step aside and explain that there are wind turbines at the back of the Gym which periodically blow stronger and weaker. When they're blowing strongly, you'll be blown back toward the beginning of the Gym unless you're stopped by a wall. If you're standing on the green behind a wall, this means your safe from the wind and won't be pushed back.

The idea is to run from safe zone to safe zone when the wind is weak, then wait it out when it's strong. If you need to heal yourself at any time, simply use the wind to blow you back to the start of the Gym, then exit.

Move down the ramp and walk along the green safe zone. Wait until after the wind kicks up then, when it dies down, run north-east and have the Pilot there challenge you before the wind blows strongly.

Gym Member Battle: Pilot Kakuru
PokemonLevelType
Swoobat37Psychic/Flying
Reward:$2220

Immediately after the Pilot's defeated, move around him and stand in front of the wall. Even when the wind blows it won't be able to push you any further back. Once it dies down, sprint north and wait in the safe zone there. Once it dies down again, sprint south, then west into the next safe zone. Wait.

Continue south-west when you can. Wait at the next safe zone, or let yourself be blown to the back left wall of the gym where the Pilot is to initiate a battle.

Gym Member Battle: Pilot Canard
PokemonLevelType
Sigilyph37Psychic/Flying
Reward:$2220

From there, head north back up to the safe zone. Wait for the wind to die down, the move around and run north up to the next safe zone. Run east and move into the zone before the wind picks up. After it dies down again, move west then north. You'll reach another safe zone. You can stand on the very edge of it without having to battle the Pilot, but feel free to move further in to challenge him.

Gym Member Battle: Pilot Aileron
PokemonLevelType
Archen36Rock/Flying
Unfezant36Normal/Flying
Reward:$2160

Follow the snaking path east until you reach the Pilot in front of the wall to your south. Move in front of him to make him challenge you.

Gym Member Battle: Pilot Tsubasa
PokemonLevelType
Unfezant37Normal/Flying
Reward:$2220

Continue east, then north to the next safe zone. Wait, then run north, then west as soon as you can. Continue until you see the safe zone to your north, then run over and hide there. From there, take the thin path third from the top (second from the bottom) leading east. Run as far along it as you can before you're blown back against the wall to your south. You should get far enough that you move into the wall with the Pilot standing facing east along it. Battle time!

Gym Member Battle: Pilot Yoshiaki
PokemonLevelType
Ducklett36Water/Flying
Swoobat36Psychic/Flying
Reward:$2160

That was the last Gym Member before Skyla. Now head north along the thin path until you reach the red floor. This is safe from the wind. Follow it around to Skyla. Talk to her to begin the battle for your 6th Gym Badge!

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Skyla
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Swoobat37Psychic/FlyingAssuranceHeart StampAttractAcrobatics
Skarmory37Steel/FlyingAgilityFury AttackAir CutterSteel Wing
Swanna38Water/FlyingBubbleBeamFeatherDanceAir SlashRoost
Reward:$4680

The type match-ups here can be a pain, but won't be at all as long as you know what you're doing. Obviously, no Grass-, Bug- or Fighting-types. Oh, and definitely no Ground-types. Poison- and Rock- types won't do exceptionally well here (Psychic's strong against Poison and Water's strong against Rock, which is weak against Steel). Steel- is also a little above average against Swoobat and Skarmory and weak against Swanna. Electric-types, against Swoobat and especially against Swanna, will work wonders here. Electric-types will only do average damage to Skarmory, due to it being a Steel-type. Fire and Water are the way to go against Skarmory. Ice, if you have one, will do some nice damage to Swoobat if you're struggling against it.

Skyla will begin with Swoobat. Use an Ice- or Electric-type if you have them, unless you feel that you'll need to save them for later on. If you, just use neutral types (Normal-type for example), as Swoobat isn't all that hard. Seriously, just keep damaging it. If you can force Skyla to use her Hyper Potion, it'll help you. Continue until it's defeated.

If Swanna is used second, pull out that Electric-type and own it! Electric-type moves, especially from an Electric-type Pokemon will do huge damage! Plaster the Pokemon then get ready for Skarmory. The Swanna does have a Sitrus Berry, so if its health gets low, it'll heal itself.

If Skarmory is used before Swanna, use your Fire- and Water-types and damage it as quickly as possible. Keep your Electric-type for Swanna. If you have trouble, just make do using neutral types or use one of them as a meatshield while you Revive and heal your Water- and Fire-types. Same goes for your Electric-types when you're up against Swanna.

Whoever's last, go all out with the types advised above, depending on the Pokemon. Use your other Pokemon as meatshields to heal those Pokemon if you need and just keep chipping away until they're done for. Once they're all defeated, you've obviously won! Personally, I didn't find this battle all that hard, but make sure you're really taking advantage of type match-ups. As usual, status ailments will help you reach this point.

Once Skyla's beaten, you'll receive the Jet Badge! She'll also give you TM62 - Acrobatics! She doesn't have much else to say, so once you're done talking, move out of the red room onto the ledge directly to Skyla's south. This will allow you to be blown straight back to the beginning of the Gym, and out the door!

Whoops! Looks like she did have more to say! She'll come out and talk to you and Professor Juniper will suddenly appear. She'll talk, she'll leave, Skyla will talk, Skyla will leave. Head back to the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon.

Head back into the house north of the Pokemon Center. There will be a Youngster here, in orange. Talk to him and he'll tell you to find his treasure! Head to the runway. Move down the very south-west corner of the runway to find his treasure, TM40 containing Aerial Ace. Cool! The Youngster and Lass from the house will appear. They'll allow you to keep it and leave.

If you haven't yet explored the Celestial Tower and rung the bell at the top, head there now via Route 7 and do so. You need to do this before you can continue on. Once you're done, or if you already have, head into the Mistralton Cargo Service building in Mistralton.

Skyla and Juniper will be waiting inside. Talk to Skyla and she'll ask if you'd wish to be flown to Lentimas Town in the east! When you're ready, answer 'Yes'! Bianca will appear after you do and will have a reunion with Professor Juniper. Awwww. After that, you'll get to watch the cutscene as you fly off into the distance, over half of Unova to Lentimas!

Lentimas Town

You'll set down in Lentimas and immediately see that it's a volcanic red. After conversing for a while, as well as answering a question, Bianca will leave and you'll be free to explore Lentimas! If you ever wish to take the plane back to Mistralton City, talk to the woman next to the plane to. There's no need though as you can use your Pokemon to Fly there whenever from wherever.

Head east and enter the Pokemon Center. Check out the Poke Mart wares and talk to the old woman opposite the shop. She'll give you a Spell Tag. Exit, then head south and enter the building on the west side of the path. Talk to the woman in front of the TV for TM57 - Charge Beam. Exit, head back to where the Pokemon Center is and enter the building to its left.

The old man in the north-west corner of the house is the second Move Tutor of the game! He's willing to teach your Pokemon moves in exchange for Blue Shards this time. The moves he teaches and the prices for each are as follows:

MoveBlue Shards
Last Resort2
Iron Defense2
Magnet Rise4
Magic Coat4
Block6
Hyper Voice6
Electroweb6
Icy Wind6
Iron Tail6
Aqua Tail8
Earth Power8
Zen Headbutt8
Foul Play8
Superpower10
Gravity10
Dragon Pulse10
Dark Pulse10

Feel free to do business with him, then leave. Head back onto the runway and move north along the right side of it. You'll find a gap in the fence. Move through. You'll be stopped for a phone call, but you'll be free to continue through after. Continue on, move up the steps and grab the Fire Stone on the edge of the cliff. Head back to the Pokemon Center. That's all there is to do here! Feel free to head east, out into Reversal Mountain.

Reversal Mountain - Outside

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
DrifblimGhost/Flying20%32-33Tall Grass
SkarmorySteel/Flying5%34Tall Grass
SkorupiPoison/Bug30%31-33Tall Grass
TrapinchGround15%32-34Tall Grass
DrifblimGhost/Flying20%36-37Dark Grass
SkarmorySteel/Flying15%36-38Dark Grass
SkorupiPoison/Bug30%35-37Dark Grass
VibravaGround/Dragon5%38Dark Grass
AudinoNormal100%31-34Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
SpoinkPsychic20%31Tall Grass
GrumpigPsychic10%33Tall Grass
GrumpigPsychic30%35-37Dark Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
NumelFire/Ground20%31Tall Grass
CameruptFire/Ground10%33Tall Grass
CameruptFire/Ground30%35-37Dark Grass

You'll start outside the mountain. Follow the path until you come across a Cyclist.

Trainer Battle: Cyclist Keisuke
PokemonLevelType
Zebstrika37Electric
Reward:$1184

Continue onto the next Cyclist. Battle her.

Trainer Battle: Cyclist Tomomi
PokemonLevelType
Unfezant37Normal/Flying
Reward:$1184

From here, you'll see some tall grass south of the female Cyclist leading east. If you move through this and follow it to the other side, you'll find a mysterious house known as Strange House. Feel free to go in and explore if you want! Skip ahead to that section and come back to this one and continue on when you're done!

Even if you don't intend to explore it, I'd suggest heading to Strange House anyway. When you've moved up the stairs leading to it. Move south-west between the fence and rocks just west of the top of the stairs. You should wind up being in the south-west corner of this platform. Now move north up the western edge of th area, along the side of the mountain. When you reach the north-west corner, head east, behind the house. When you can't move any further, face east and press 'A'. You'll pick up TM30 - Shadow Ball, which was hidden behind the house. Pretty ninja, eh?

From the female Cyclist, head north. Grab the Full Heal to your west, when you reach it. Now continue down the steps to the entrance to Reversal Mountain itself! Head inside.

Reversal Mountain - Interior

Depending on what version you're playing, the interior of Reversal Mountain will differ in aesthetics, wild Pokemon and Pokemon trainers, so two different walkthroughs are needed to guide you through this area, depending on which version you're using. Simply scroll down and continue on if you're playing Pokemon Black Version 2. If you're playing White 2, skip ahead to the Reversal Mountain - Interior - Pokemon White Version 2 section and continue on from there.

1F - Area One

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
WoobatPsychic/Flying35%32-35Anywhere
BoldoreRock25%32-35Anywhere
SkorupiPoison/Bug15%33-35Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel100%32-35Dust Cloud
BLACK 2 ONLY
SpoinkPsychic20%31Anywhere
GrumpigPsychic5%35Anywhere
WHITE 2 ONLY
NumelFire/Ground20%31Anywhere
CameruptFire/Ground5%35Anywhere

Head north, up the steps. When you reach the path veering off to the west, head down it and grab the Max Repel at the end. Move back to the main path and continue on. Head through the doorway when you reach it.

1F - Area Two

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
WoobatPsychic/Flying35%32-35Anywhere
BoldoreRock25%32-35Anywhere
SkorupiPoison/Bug15%33-35Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel100%32-35Dust Cloud
BLACK 2 ONLY
SpoinkPsychic5%31Anywhere
GrumpigPsychic20%35Anywhere
WHITE 2 ONLY
NumelFire/Ground5%31Anywhere
CameruptFire/Ground20%35Anywhere

You'll run into Bianca. She'll decide that it's best if the two of you team up, so you will. This works in much the same way as when you teamed up with Hugh in the Castelia City Sewers. Single battles you'll still fight yourself, while for double battles you'll each control one Pokemon. Wild Pokemon battles are all double battles whilst you're travelling with Bianca. Additionally, and awesomely, both your Pokemon and Bianca's Pokemon will automatically heal back to full health and lose any status ailments after each and every battle, including single trainer battles. Yay! Bianca's party is as follows:

PokemonLevelType
Musharna40Psychic
Stoutland38Normal
Mienfoo38Fighting

This area's big! Let's head south first. As you're heading down this path, you'll see a Black Belt. Feel free to partake in a rotation battle with him if you want. If not, move past him without him seeing you.

Rotation Battle: Black Belt Tsuyoshi
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr37Fighting
Scraggy37Dark/Fighting
Scraggy37Dark Fighting
Reward:$1184

Once you're done, continue south. When you reach a path heading east, follow it, heading north-east. You'll reach an item at the end. It's a Nugget! Head back to the main path and continue south. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN when you reach a stalagmite in the middle of the path. Check the stalagmite to find a Green Shard. Continue on and you'll reach a Backpacker and Hiker that will team up against you when you move in between them. These battles can be conducted separately by talking to the Backpacker from his north. If you do, the Backpacker's reward is $888 and the Hiker's is $1184.

Double Battle: Hiker Gakuji and Backpacker Nobuhiko
PokemonLevelType
Hiker's Party
Gurdurr37Fighting
Crustle37Bug/Rock
Backpacker's Party
Golbat37Poison/Flying
Swanna37Water/Flying
Combined Reward:$2072

Take the path leading east just past them. Grab the Hyper Potion along the path. Continue along it until you reach the end, then turn on your Dowsing MCHN. Use it to find a hidden Blue Shard. Head back to where the Backpacker and Hiker are and continue south.

When the path turns and heads east, follow it. You'll reach a Pokemon Ranger wandering around. Move into her vision to make her challenge you.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Eliza
PokemonLevelType
Banette38Ghost
Golduck38Water
Reward:$2280

Note: After defeating Eliza, she'll give you a Persim Berry.

Continue east. Bianca will stop you and say something, then you'll be able to continue on. Continue onto the Doctor. Defeat him and you'll be able to get him to heal your Pokemon any time you talk to him.

Trainer Battle: Doctor Hisahiro
PokemonLevelType
Swoobat38Psychic/Flying
Reward:$2280

He'll heal your Pokemon after the battle. Heading past the Doctor, down the steps and through the doorway won't lead anyway, so continue east. When you reach a path shooting off from the main path, leading north. Follow it around to find TM69 - Rock Polish. Head back to the main path and continue east. You can avoid the Triple Battle with the Battle Girl if you want, but feel free to fight her.

Triple Battle: Battle Girl Chan
PokemonLevelType
Riolu37Fighting
Gurdurr37Fighting
Riolu37Fighting
Reward:$1184

Once Chan's defeated, continue east. When you reach path leading north, continue east. Follow it until you reach the stalagmite at the end. Check it to find a Star Piece! Head back to where the path led north and follow it. At its end is a Revive. Grab it, then backtrack all the way back to the start of this area, where the Black Belt was.

Take the path leading east from the entrance. Continue along until you reach a female Backpacker and a Hiker. Move in between them and they'll team up against you in a double battle.

Double Battle: Hiker Takumi and Backpacker Kumiko
PokemonLevelType
Hiker's Party
Boldore37Rock
Excadrill37Ground/Steel
Backpacker's Party
Golbat37Poison/Flying
Darmanitan37Fire
Combined Reward:$2072

Move south past the Hiker and collecting the PP Up behind him. Move back to the path and keep heading east. You'll reach two Ace Trainers, one male, one female. You can challenge these guys together or separately. If challenged separately, each trainer's reward is half of the combined reward listed below.

Double Battle: Ace Trainer Genya (Male) and Ace Trainer Chifuyu (Female)
PokemonLevelType
Ace Trainer Genya's Party
Vibrava39Ground/Dragon
Camerupt39Fire/Ground
Ace Trainer Chifuyu's Party
Grumpig39Psychic
Drifblim39Ghost/Flying
Combined Reward:$4680

Move south past the female Ace Trainer, then take the path west. At the end of the path, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the Calcium. Move back to where the Ace Trainers are and continue east, down the stairs. You'll come upon a Scientist. She won't be looking for a fight though. Take the path south from the Scientist. Keep going until you move up the stairs. You'll see a stalagmite coming out of the ground to your east. Check it for a Elixir. Continue south until you reach the stairs at the end. Move down them into B1F.

B1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
WoobatPsychic/Flying35%32-35Anywhere
BoldoreRock25%32-35Anywhere
SkorupiPoison/Bug15%33-35Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel100%32-35Dust Cloud
BLACK 2 ONLY
SpoinkPsychic20%31Anywhere
GrumpigPsychic5%35Anywhere
WHITE 2 ONLY
NumelFire/Ground20%31Anywhere
CameruptFire/Ground5%35Anywhere

Check the stalagmite to your south to find a Water Gem. Move down the stairs and challenge the Pokemon Ranger here.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Akito
PokemonLevelType
Watchog38Normal
Grumpig38Psychic
Reward:$2280

Note: After defeating Akito, she'll give you a Persim Berry.

Grab the Toxic Orb that the Pokemon Ranger was circling around, then leave B1F and head back into 1F. Backtrack all the way back to the Scientist and head east through the doorway into 1F - Area Three.

1F - Area Three

Head south to the end of the area and move out the door into the air outside. Bianca will stop and talk with you before you do and will tell you that once you leave, you'll no longer be able to team up with her throughout the dungeon. You'll be asked if you really want to leave, if you choose 'Yes' she'll leave and you'll be free to head out. You can't leave unless you choose 'Yes'.

Reversal Mountain - Interior - Pokemon White Version 2

Note: As I'm playing Pokemon Black Version 2, the walkthrough will only cover the guide for Reversal Mountain - Interior for that game. A Pokemon White Version 2 walkthrough will be added in future updates though. Sorry for the inconvenience. The two areas will still be similar, so either try and use the Black Version walkthrough to loosely follow along (most of the trainer battles are the same), or just use common sense to make it through the area.

Strange House

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BanetteGhost15%32-34Anywhere
GolbatPoison/Flying15%32-33Anywhere
LitwickGhost/Fire30%31-33Anywhere
RaticateNormal15%32-33Anywhere
BLACK 2 ONLY
GothitaPsychic20%31Anywhere
GothoritaPsychic5%34Anywhere
WHITE 2 ONLY
SolosisPsychic20%31Anywhere
DuosionPsychic5%34Anywhere

Once you've entered Strange House, you'll notice that where you go is determined by where the furniture in the house feels like sitting. If it's blocking an area, you can't explore it. If it's moved out of the road, feel free to go right ahead and enter the door or go down the steps. Luckily, this doesn't happen at random, so I can give a specific walkthrough! Yay!

First, down the stairs to the west of the main staircase to your north.

Strange House B1F

Move east through this decrepit library. You'll notice that you can grab a Spell Tag do so. Continue east. You won't be able to grab the other item here just yet, so move up the stairs at the east end.

Strange House 1F

You'll notice the door to your west is now open. Move into it. Inside is a poor Backpacker, assumedly having been stuck in this house for quite a while. Poor dude! Move up to him to have him challenge you.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Reijiro
PokemonLevelType
Numel36Fire/Ground
Sigilyph36Psychic/Flying
Reward:$864

Once he's been defeated, exit out of the room and head to the very eastern side of the main room. Move up the stairs here and follow the path around until you stop and the ghost of a girl appears. She'll disappear soon after appearing. Now head west and head down the stairs on the west side. Move around the furniture and enter the door just to the west of the main staircase in the centre of the room. Grab the Full Heal inside. Now go back down the stairs to your west, down into the basement once more.

Strange House B1F

It's a bit more of a maze in here than it was before, but you can now get the second item. Head to the northern wall first, then head east along it. Move between two of the blue chairs and continue east to the sofa facing east. Move down the left side of it and head west between two of the bookshelves. When you reach the blue chairs again, head down to the south wall of the basement and head east. At the end you'll find the Dusk Stone. Pick it up, then head back to the sofa. Move back to the north wall and head east to the eastern end. From there, move south down to the stairs. Move up them.

Strange House 1F

Now head up the eastern stairs of the main room. Follow the path along to the first door. Enter it. Move to the north-east corner of this room and grab the Rare Candy. Exit the room back to the main area. Head back down the eastern stairs and head over to the western stairs. Move up them and enter the door at the top. Inside is a female Psychic. Walk up and talk to her to start a battle.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Shiori
PokemonLevelType
Drifloon36Ghost/Flying
Spoink36Psychic
Drifblim36Ghost/Flying
Reward:$1152

Once she's defeated, head back out of the room, head down the western steps and up the central ones. The ghost will appear again and disappear once more. Head north and enter the door there. The room inside is all nice and new, which is rather odd. It's the ghost's room and she seems to have some crazy obssession with keeping her room tidy. Ghosts these days. *Shakes head* Anyway, there's an item on the rug here. Move up and grab it, a Lunar Wing! Yes! The ghost will appear behind you and shock you. She'll say a few words before disappearing for the last time.

The Lunar Wing can be used later on to battle Cresselia on Marvelous Bridge. The Pokemon League will need to have been conquered before you can even access the bridge though, so it's going to be a fair while before you can put it to good use. Anyway, exit Strange House and continue following on from where you left off during Reversal Mountain - Outside.

Undella Town

You're in Undella Town! Awesomesauce! The Pokemon Center's on the other side of town and you shouldn't be in desperate need of healing, so let's explore the place before we head there. First take the stairs north of the exit from Reversal Mountain. Move up the thin path to the left of the truck and grab the hidden Shiny Stone at the end of the path. Head back down the stairs and take the steps leading east. You'll see gaps just before the fence signalling where Undella Town properly begins. Head down the southern gap. Follow it around until you find the Berry Juice at the end. Head back to the stairs and head through the fence into Undella Town itself.

The first building you move past doesn't have anything of importance. Continue to the blue entrance leading down underground. This leads to the Marine Tube which will take you to Humilau City, the final city before Victory Road and the Pokemon League. Yes, you're getting close! Unfortunately you can't traverse the Marine Tube just yet as there's a crazy old man thirsty for blood down there... Not really, but he is old and crazy and won't let you through. Let's keep heading east.

Move past the building to the right of the entrance to the Marine Tube as it once again has nothing of importance. Head down the steps onto the sand. Don't head north into the gate there as you'll trigger a Rival Battle (we'll get to that a bit later). Head up the steps to the Pokemon Center and enter it. Heal your Pokemon if you need to, check out the items being sold at the Poke Mart then talk to the man along the western wall of the Center, near the foot of the left staircase. He'll give you a Prism Scale. Take it then head over to the foot of the staircase on the other side. There's a shady man dressed in black here that will sell you something for $1000, but I'm unsure as to what. Once you're done, head back outside.

Head back down onto the sand. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the Pearl hidden in the sand nearby. The little sandy path between the cliff and water heading east will take you to Undella Bay, an optional area for training. Even if you don't intend to explore it, head there, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and head up the beach. You'll find a hidden item in the sand, a Heart Scale. Keep heading up the beach, following it along even when it becomes very thin. At the very end you'll find a Draco Plate! If you want to continue exploring Undella Bay, skip to that section. If not, head back into town.

Head west along the beach through town. Just past the last set of deckchairs and umbrellas before the beach becomes thin for a small while, there's another item hidden in the sand. It's another Heart Scale. Grab it then continue along the beach. It'll become thin then become wide again. When it does, follow it as it turns south. There's another Pearl nearby, hidden in the sand. Find it, collect it then head-south west. You'll find some stairs leading up to a rocky area. If you head up there and stand against the fence, you'll receive a call.

That's all there really is to do in Undella Town. If you move back down to the beach and follow it south-east, you'll head into Route 14, which will take you to White Forest if you're playing White 2 and Black City if you're playing Black 2. From there, you can continue into Route 15 and onto Marvelous Bridge. From there you can open up the path back to Route 16 and Nimbasa City! This is all optional though and you can't get any further than Route 14 until you've beaten the Pokemon Leage. Feel free to head into Route 14 and explore it now if you wish to. If you do want to, skip to the its section and follow it along.

Now head back to the Pokemon Center. Try and head through the gate to the north, taking you to Route 13. Make sure you're ready for a Rival Battle as Hugh will stop you and promptly challenge you. It's time to get your game on!

Rival Battle!

[If Snivy was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Unfezant39Normal/Flying
Simipour39Water
Emboar41Fire/Fighting
Reward:$4100

[If Tepig was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Unfezant39Normal/Flying
Simisage39Grass
Samurott41Water
Reward:$4100

[If Oshawott was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Unfezant39Normal/Flying
Simisear39Fire
Serperior41Grass
Reward:$4100

Once he's defeated, go and heal your Pokemon, then head through the gate into Route 13! Skip past the Undella Bay and Route 14 sections below if you don't want to explore them. If you do though, skip ahead to the appropriate section and enjoy! They're both optional, but both a bit of fun.

Undella Bay

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ALL SEASONS
FrillishWater/Ghost65%25-40Water
RemoraidWater5%30-40Water
WailordWater5%30-40Rippling Water
ChinchouWater/Electric70%40-70Fishing
RemoraidWater30%40-60Fishing
ChinchouWater/Electric30%40-60Fishing Spots
LanturnWater/Electric5%50-70Fishing Spots
OctilleryWater5%50-70Fishing Spots
RemoraidWater60%40-60
WINTER ONLY
SphealIce/Water30%25-40Water
SealeoIce/Water30%25-40Rippling Water
WalreinIce/Water5%30-40Rippling Water
WailmerWater60%25-40Rippling Water
ALL OTHER SEASONS
MantykeWater/Flying30%25-40Water
JellicentWater/Ghost60%25-40Rippling Water
MantineWater/Flying5%30-40Rippling Water
WailmerWater30%25-40Rippling Water

Head east from Undella Town into Undella Bay. Head to the south-east corner of the Undella Bay beach and use Surf. Head east and move onto the shallows there. Move south-east and challenge the Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Minami
PokemonLevelType
Pelipper40Water/Flying
Starmie40Water/Psychic
Reward:$2400

Move south-east past the Ace Trainer and grab the Splash Plate. Use Surf on the water to the shallow's east. Challenge the Swimmer there.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Tim
PokemonLevelType
Sealeo39Ice/Water
Reward:$624

Head due north after defeating Tim and you'll come upon another Swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Eisuke
PokemonLevelType
Basculin39Water
Reward:$624

Continue north and you'll reach a female Swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Michika
PokemonLevelType
Spheal38Ice/Water
Wailmer38Water
Reward:$608

Once defeated, head back west and challenge the male Swimmer there.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Shigeki
PokemonLevelType
Mantyke39Water/Flying
Reward:$624

Continue north through the gap in between the rocks. You'll reach a female Swimmer looking for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Alisa
PokemonLevelType
Alomomola39Water
Reward:$624

Continue north onto the sand and you'll be able to enter Seaside Cave. You can only enter this cave from the north side first and must talk to the Black Belt blocking your path from the other side (Route 21) and battle him to unblock the path between Undella Bay and the Seaside Cave. If you haven't yet continued into Route 13, I'd suggest going there now to advance the storyline. If you haven't yet explored Route 14, an optional area, but would still like to, I'd slot that in just before Route 13. Don't worry, it's not too large!

Route 14

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
AbsolDark15%34-36Tall Grass
AltariaDragon/Flying5%36Tall Grass
DrifblimGhost/Flying15%34-35Tall Grass
GolduckWater25%34-35Tall Grass
SwabluNormal/Flying20%33Tall Grass
MienfooFighting20%33-35Tall Grass
AbsolDark15%38-40Dark Grass
AltariaDragon/Flying15%37-40Dark Grass
DrifblimGhost/Flying15%38-39Dark Grass
GolduckWater25%37-39Dark Grass
MienfooFighting30%37-39Dark Grass
AudinoNormal90%33-46Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%34Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%25-40Water
BuizelWater30%25-40Water
BasculinWater30%25-40Rippling Water
BuizelWater60%25-40Rippling Water
FloatzelWater10%25-40Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%50-70Fishing Spots

Continue down the beach, past the Socialite and steps leading south right to the end. You'll see an item there. Pick it up and you'll find that it's a Big Pearl. Move back to the Socialite and challenge her!

Trainer Battle: Socialite Toshie
PokemonLevelType
Leopunny39Normal
Reward:$7800

Now move up the steps leading south. There's a Gentleman there who'll take you on.

Trainer Battle: Gentleman Seijiro
PokemonLevelType
Delcatty39Normal
Reward:$7800

Continue south down onto the bridge and move over it. There's a Battle Girl here. Battle her (See what I did there?).

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Nao
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr40Fighting
Reward:$1280

Simply follow the path over the next bridge to the Ace Trainer and take her on. This battle's a Triple Battle, so adjust your party accordingly before you head in.

Triple Battle: Ace Trainer Shoko
PokemonLevelType
Gligar39Ground/Flying
Lilligant39Grass
Basculin39Water
Reward:$2340

Go south-west over yet another bridge then head up the stairs taking you west. Instead of continuing up the second set of stairs, head north into the Dark Grass. You'll see an item to your east. Grab it to find that it's a Max Potion. Now head west and speak with the Fisherman to initiate a battle. Meybeh time to serve up a dish of pwnage?

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Ryosuke
PokemonLevelType
Staryu38Water
Buizel38Water
Reward:$1216

Now jump on your Pokemon and Surf over the steam to the north-east. In the Tall Grass there you'll find a Backpacker looking for someone to get beaten up by.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Rentaro
PokemonLevelType
Skorupi38Poison/Bug
Pinsir38Bug
Reward:$912

Once he's been dealt with, head over the water to his north. At the end you'll find a small amount of land with an item on it. Grab it. It's a Heart Scale! Now, backtrack all the way to the Fisherman, then head back out of the Tall Grass. Head up the small set of stairs taking you west, to the male Ace Trainer there. Rotation battle time!

Rotation Battle: Ace Trainer Yusuke
PokemonLevelType
Tangela39Grass
Zebstrika39Electric
Skarmory39Steel/Flying
Reward:$2340

If you've beaten the Pokemon League, then move west up the next set of stairs and enter the gate. Until then, you can't head through the gate to Black City (if you're playing Black 2) or White Forest (if you're playing White 2). If you have, skip ahead to the appropriate section. If not, head back to where you are in the game. If you haven't went north from Undella City yet, that's the place to start!

Route 14 - Waterfall Required

Once you can use Waterfall, there's a little more that you can do here. Head back to where the Fisherman is. Now use Waterfall to head up the waterfall to his north. Once you've traversed it, move north along the water. You'll be at a T-intersection. Head east and move onto the little strip of land north of the water. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find the Nugget hidden here. Now head back onto the water and head back to where the waterfall that you came up is. There's some land to your west. Move onto it and head west along it. Continue until you reach the Black Belt at the end. He's much stronger than the other trainers that you fought in this area, so be ready!

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Kenkichi
PokemonLevelType
Heracross52Bug/Fighting
Conkeldurr52Rock
Gigalith52Fighting
Reward:$1664

Grab the Nugget near the Black Belt, then head onto the water to his west. Drop down the waterfall here. If you move onto the land to your west and follow the path along, you'll reach an entrance to the Abundant Shrine. Feel free to head into it and begin exploring. If not, continue down the stream until you reach the last part of land you can explore. Move onto it and use your Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden Protein. You can now either head back west and enter the Abundant Shrine, jump over the ledge and continue exploring Route 14 or head somewhere else! Your choice.

If you're going back through all of the previous areas that required Waterfall back before you had it, the next and final area to explore is Route 11 - Waterfall Required! Fly to Opelucid City and take the eastern exit out of the city. You'll now be in Route 11!

Abundant Shrine

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BronzorSteel/Psychic15%32Tall Grass
AltariaDragon/Flying5%36Tall Grass
GolduckWater10%34Tall Grass
MarillWater10%34Tall Grass
SwabluNormal/Flying20%33Tall Grass
VulpixFire10%34Tall Grass
BronzongSteel/Psychic10%36Dark Grass
AltariaDragon/Flying15%38-40Dark Grass
GolduckWater10%38Dark Grass
MarillWater10%38Dark Grass
VulpixFire20%37Dark Grass
AudinoNormal75%33-36Shaking Grass
AzumarillWater5%36Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%34Shaking Grass
NinetalesFire5%36Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%25-40Water
MarillWater30%25-40Water
BasculinWater35%25-40Rippling Water
MarillWater60%25-40Rippling Water
AzumarillWater5%30-40Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%50-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
CottoneeGrass30%33-35Tall Grass
CottoneeGrass35%37-39Dark Grass
WhimsicottGrass5%36Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
PetililGrass30%33-35Tall Grass
PetililGrass35%37-39Dark Grass
LilligantGrass5%36Shaking Grass

As soon as you enter, you'll see a few trainers going a bit crazy. Once the three of them have left, you're free to explore the place! First, head north up the stairs and around the soil plot. You'll reach a small shack. You can head in and talk to the old woman, but she's elderly and senile, so don't even bother. Instead, head south from the shack, past the water. Now head west, along the south side of the water. You'll hit a dead end. This dead end contains a hidden item though. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find the Calcium, then backtrack to the shack. Move up the stairs north-east of the stairs.

Head north through the Tall Grass to the next set of stairs. Instead of immediately heading up them, head east along the north edge of the soil plot. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN again and use it to find the TinyMushroom. Move back, head back to the stairs and take on the Youngster.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Kota
PokemonLevelType
Skorupi39Poison/Bug
Seviper39Poison
Reward:$624

From there, head north-east from the Youngster. You'll see a thin path taking you north, with an item at the end. Head down the path and grab the item, a Shiny Stone. Head back past the Youngster and down the steps. Now head west, past the soil plot there. Once you're past it, head south-west over to the Twins. Time to take some kids on! How masculine of you!

Double Battle: Twins Shiho and Chiho
PokemonLevelType
Swablu38Normal/Flying
Swablu38Normal/Flying
Reward:$608

Head west past the Twins until you reach the stairs. Move up them and take on the Lass here. Well, at least you're not beating up little kid's Pokemon anymore.

Trainer Battle: Lass Chise
PokemonLevelType
Deerling39Normal/Grass
Zangoose39Normal
Reward:$624

From there, move east along the southern edge of the soil plot. When you're past it, move north over to the item there. Pick it up; it's a Max Revive! From there, head west along the northern edge of the soil plot and head up the stairs when you reach them. Head east, then north-east. You should see a Youngster. Head over to him and initiate a Pokemon battle.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Yasuhisa
PokemonLevelType
Karrablast37Bug
Shelmet37Bug
Joltik37Bug/Electric
Scolipede37Bug/Poison
Reward:$592

That's the last battle for the area! There's still a few items left to grab though! Head back over to the north-side of the soil plot just north of the stairs that you came up. You should be in a small clearing with flowers. Turn your Dowsing MCHN on. That's right, another hidden item. This time it's a Big Mushroom. Once you have it, move up the steps to your north-east.

There's a shrine here. If you interact with it with a Landorus in Therian Forme in your party, you will receive a Reflecting Mirror! How very awesome! If you don't, you can always come back later if you wish to. South-east of the shrine is some water. Use Surf to move onto it and move straight over to the small bit of land with a Heal Ball on it. Grab the Ball then move back onto the water. Move over and off onto the eastern shore. Head down the steps.

If you talk to the Pokemon Breeder here, something special will happen. You may need to wait for the Breeder to move out of the road. If so, just be patient. Once you can move through, head south through the grass to the item at the bottom, a Rare Candy. From there, circle clockwise around the soil plot until you're on the east side of the fence. When you are, use the Dowsing MCHN to find the PP Max. Ahmagawd, such an awesome find! Anyway, that's all there is to do here! Feel free to head back into Route 14 and keep exploring there, or head to wherever you want to! Have fun!

Route 13

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
AbsolDark15%35-37Tall Grass
DrifblimGhost/Flying15%34-35Tall Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%36Tall Grass
PelipperWater/Flying25%34-37Tall Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%36Tall Grass
TangelaGrass25%34-37Tall Grass
AbsolDark15%39-41Dark Grass
DrifblimGhost/Flying15%38-39Dark Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%40Dark Grass
PelipperWater/Flying25%38-41Dark Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%40Dark Grass
TangelaGrass25%38-41Dark Grass
AudinoNormal80%34-37Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%35Shaking Grass
TangrowthGrass5%37Shaking Grass
BasculinWater5%30-40Water
FrillishWater/Ghost65%25-40Water
StaryuWater30%25-40Water
BasculinWater5%30-40Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost30%25-40Rippling Water
StaryuWater60%25-40Rippling Water
StarmieWater/Psychic5%30-40Rippling Water
LuvdiscWater70%40-70Fishing
ShellderWater30%40-60Fishing
LuvdiscWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
ShellderWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
CloysterWater/Ice5%50-70Fishing Spots

Head north over to the Black Belt running around in the sand and challenge him.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Futoshi
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr41Fighting
Reward:$1312

Continue west up the steps onto the grass. Follow the grassy path along until you reach the Battle Girl. Catch her attention and the two of you will fight it out.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Akino
PokemonLevelType
Scrafty41Dark/Fighting
Reward:$1312

Continue along the grassy path all the way until you reach the stairs leading back down onto the sand. Just before you go down them, head south. You'll find a tree which you can Cut. Do so move through and grab the Max Repel. Move back to the stairs and head down them. Head south, back onto the grass. Now head east, up the very long flight of stairs. At the top you'll come upon a large patch of tall grass. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and search through the grass to find a Zinc hidden in a small gap in the tall grass.

Continue north through the grass until you reach a large boulder blocking your path. Use Strength to push it into the hole. Move over it and grab the Red Shard on the cliff. Backtrack down the large flight of stairs and head north out onto the beach. You'll see a thin sliver of the beach head back east. Follow it. Feel free to take on the Ace Trainer splashing back and forth along the shallows.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Miguel
PokemonLevelType
Delcatty41Normal
Eelektrik41Electric
Reward:$2460

Continue along the beach until you reach the Ultra Ball next to the large rock. On the other side of the rock, hidden in the sand, is a Heart Scale. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find it, collect it, then continue west. You'll reach a Fisherman. Talk to him to battle.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Yasumasa
PokemonLevelType
Vaporeon40Water
Reward:$1280

Backtrack past the Ace Trainer and continue north. You'll find a Parasol Lady relaxing near a deckchair and umbrella. Move over and fight her.

Trainer Battle: Parasol Lady Hitoha
PokemonLevelType
Castform40Normal
Reward:$1280

Take the path west, over to another Ace Trainer. This one's not looking for a battle though. In fact, he'll give you a Yellow Flute! Fist bump him in thanks, then head back to the Parasol Lady (the nearby shack has nothing to offer). Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and find the Big Pearl to the Lady's north. Now use Surf to head onto the water in the east.

Just across a small strip of water east of the Parasol Lady is a small island with Dark Grass on it. Move over and onto it. If you want to look for Double Battles with wild Pokemon here, feel free. In the centre of the patch of Dark Grass is an item, a Luxury Ball. Head over to the eastern side of the island and use Surf to head off the island. There are shallows here we can be stood on. Move over and jump onto the shallow with the Fisherman and the TM29 - Psychic. Grab the item and challenge the Fisherman to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Tsugehiro
PokemonLevelType
Golduck40Water
Reward:$1280

Now Surf back to where the Parasol Lady was. Continue north, along the sandbar with water to either side. You can battle either of the Fishermen here.

[The first Fisherman]

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Toshiyuki
PokemonLevelType
Basculin39Water
Staryu39Water
Reward:$1248

[The second Fisherman]

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Morihide
PokemonLevelType
Alomomola40Water
Reward:$1280

Continue along to the beach on the other side of the sandbar. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and search for the Pearl hidden around here. Grab it then move up the large flight of steps to your north-west. Move south-west and take the bridge south. You'll see a female Ace Trainer in the tall grass here. Time to take her on.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Anju
PokemonLevelType
Lopunny41Normal
Lampent41Ghost/Fire
Reward:$2460

Continue south over the next bridge. Grab the Star Piece on the cliff, then head back over both bridges. Before the small trees which can be Cut to the north, there is a gap in the trees leading west. Follow along this gap and you'll reach some stairs leading down. Take these stairs down and battle the Pokemon Ranger here in a Rotation Battle. Also, I only just noticed that this Pokemon Ranger sprite's meant to be a guy ... awkies!

Rotation Battle: Pokemon Ranger Daryl
PokemonLevelType
Jolteon39Electric
Nosepass39Rock
Galvantula39Bug/Electric
Reward:$2340

Note: After defeating Daryl, he'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

Once he's beaten, move through the grass and follow the small bit of sand leading west between the cliff and the water. You'll come upon a secluded shack. Talk to the Lass playing with her Wingull to receive a Power Lens, ignore the senile old people and leave the shack. Head back past the Pokemon Ranger, up the stairs and back to the main area. This time head north. Instead of using Cut on the small trees, let's first head into the tall grass leading north, to the east of the small trees. Follow it along until you reach the Pokemon Ranger. She's the last trainer in the area! It's a Triple Battle.

Triple Battle: Pokemon Ranger Diana
PokemonLevelType
Larvesta39Bug/Fire
Flareon39Fire
Vibrava39Ground/Dragon
Reward:$2340

Note: After defeating Diana, she'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

There are two items nearby, sitting in the tall grass. One's a Blue Shard, the other a Max Ether. Grab them, then either continue to the other side or go back and Cut the trees, they'll both take you to the same place. If you continue through, move back to the small trees. A Pokemon will call out to you. Feel free to move over and battle him, but it's optional. You might want to come back a little later when you're more powerful if you want to try and catch it. If you decide to go back and Cut the trees first, you'll come upon the Pokemon as you're heading north.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
[Cobalion]]45Steel Fighting

Once you're done, continue on into Lacunosa Town,

Lacunosa Town

Take the path north. You'll be stopped by Professor Juniper and Bianca. After the three of you talk for a bit, you'll be dragged over to a building with an old woman standing in front of it. She'll head inside and the three of you will follow. You'll talk some more then they'll rush back outside. Head outside, talk with them, answer a question (it doesn't matter what answer you give) and they'll eventually leave, heading south under a bridge. Follow after them.

You'll be stopped by a phone call. Once it ends continue down and enter the Pokemon Center. There's an interesting woman to talk to here. If you answer 'Yes' to her question and show her one of the badges you've earnt, she'll tell you what Pokemon your team consisted of when you won that badge. You can do this as much as you want. Heal your Pokemon and stock up on any items you might need, then leave the Center.

Head up onto the bridge to the right of the Center. Follow it around, past the vending Machine and over the road. There's a Full Heal hiding to the left of the building located at the corner before the path turns north. Grab it then continue on north. Follow the bridge around until you reach the Black Belt near the house at the end. Enter the house and grab the Metronome from inside. Head back to the Pokemon Center, then head down the path leading west.

You'll be stopped by Hugh. Zinzolin and a Team Plasma Grunt will suddenly show up! Zinzolin will say something to piss Hugh off and he'll begin raging. Select 'Yes' when asked and you'll team up with Hugh to take these guys down. It's a fight in the streets!

You'll team up with Hugh for this one. His party will be as follows, depending on what you chose as your starter:

[If Snivy was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Emboar43Fire/Fighting
Simipour41Water
Unfezant41Normal/Flying

[If Tepig was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Samurott43Water
Simisage41Grass
Unfezant41Normal/Flying

[If Oshawott was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Serperior43Grass
Simisear41Fire
Unfezant41Normal/Flying

Team Plasma has the following party:

Double Battle: Team Plasma Zinzolin and Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Zinzolin's Party
Cryogonal42Ice
Sneasel44Dark/Ice
Grunt's Party
Golbat39Poison/Flying
Garbodor39Poison
Reward:$9480

After they'll promptly leave and Hugh will chase after them. I'd suggest going back and healing your Pokemon, then follow after them too. You'll head straight into Route 12.

Route 12

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
CombeeBug/Flying20%35Tall Grass
RoseliaGrass/Poison25%35-37Tall Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass15%36-38Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying25%36-38Tall Grass
CombeeBug/Flying20%39Dark Grass
RoseliaGrass/Poison25%39-41Dark Grass
SewaddleBug/Grass15%40-42Dark Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying25%40-42Dark Grass
AudinoNormal60%35-37Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%36Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%36Shaking Grass
LeavannyBug/Grass5%38Shaking Grass
RoseradeGrass/Poison5%38Shaking Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%38Shaking Grass
VespiquenBug/Flying5%38Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
HeracrossBug/Fighting15%36-38Tall Grass
HeracrossBug/Fighting15%40-42Dark Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
PinsirBug15%36-38Tall Grass
PinsirBug15%40-42Dark Grass

There's only a few trainers here, so it won't take you too long to clear this Route. As soon as you enter the route, head north through the Tall Grass onto the hill. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and keep it on throughout this area. Use it to find the Rare Candy on the eastern part of the hills. Move north-east and grab the Timer Ball sitting between the Dark and Tall Grass. Head north-west and grab the Ultra Ball hidden in the Dark Grass.

Keep heading west, following the Dark Grass. You'll see a PP Up and Yellow Shard in the grass. Grab them, then continue west. When your Dowsing MCHN picks up a hidden item, use it to find the hidden Max Repel. Now head east and challenge the Black Belt running around in wide circles.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Harumichi
PokemonLevelType
Heracross42Bug/Fighting
Reward:$1344

Continue east past him and you'll reach a Battle Girl, who you should have seen earlier. Challenge her!

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Chinatsu
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr41Fighting
Mienfoo41Fighting
Reward:$1312

From there, head south until you reach the Tall Grass and follow it west. You'll notice an item in the grass. Go over and grab it to find that it's Green Shard. Follow the Tall Grass to the end, then move south down to the Backers. Feel free to partake in a double battle with them.

Double Battle: Backers Eri and Chika
PokemonLevelType
Roselia40Grass/Poison
Roselia40Grass/Poison
Reward:$1920

You'll see a gap in the fence above the Backers. Head through it and head west. You'll find a Max Potion. Grab it. Head back to the Pokemon Center in Lacunosa Town and heal yourself if you want, then follow the path past the Backers and continue into the gate and on towards Village Bridge.

Village Bridge

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GolduckWater35%36-38Tall Grass
MarillWater35%36-38Tall Grass
SeviperPoison15%37-39Tall Grass
ZangooseNormal15%37-39Tall Grass
GolduckWater35%40-42Dark Grass
MarillWater35%40-42Dark Grass
SeviperPoison15%41-43Dark Grass
ZangooseNormal15%41-43Dark Grass
AudinoNormal75%36-39Shaking Grass
AzumarillWater5%39Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%37Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%37Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%25-40Water
MarillWater30%25-40Water
AzumarillWater5%30-40Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%25-40Rippling Water
LaprasWater/Ice5%30-40Rippling Water
MarillWater60%25-40Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
CarvanhaWater/Dark70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
CarvanhaWater/Dark60%40-60Fishing Spots
SharpedoWater/Dark10%50-70Fishing Spots

The first building you can enter on the north side of the bridge contains a woman who will heal your Pokemon for you whenever you ask. Feel free to take advantage of it. From here, you can either head straight over the bridge to the other side and head into Route 11 (you have to battle a Gentleman to cross the bridge though, the troll), or you can explore the area south of the bridge on the eastern bank. There's a fair bit to do!

It's assumed that you'll explore the entire area, so let's go! Head south from the foot of the bridge. Head through into the tennis court and challenge the Smashers doing suicides (Don't misinterpret what I'm saying! In Australia, suicides are another name for doing sprints between two marked lines). The first Smasher is on the eastern side of the court.

Trainer Battle: Smasher Elizabeth
PokemonLevelType
Whimsicott44Grass
Reward:$4400

The second Smasher is on the western half of the court.

Trainer Battle: Smasher Amy
PokemonLevelType
Lilligant44Grass
Reward:$4400

Grab the Carbos to her north. Continue west past the courts and follow the path leading under the bridge. You'll find an Artist on the other side, willing to battle.

Trainer Battle: Artist Vincent
PokemonLevelType
Sunflora42Grass
Reward:$2016

Continue north past him and you'll notice a secluded little path heading back east. Turn your Dowsing MCHN on and enter the path. Use the MCHN to find the Big Mushrooom. Continue past the clearly insane person over to the other side of the area to find a Rare Candy just lying around. Grab it then head back out, past the Artist and back under the bridge.

Use Surf and start move west across the river. Halfway you'll find a small island with a Fisherman on it. Head onto it. Grab the Heart Scale next to him, then challenge him.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Hisanao
PokemonLevelType
Basculin42Water
Reward:$1344

You can Surf ahead to the other side, but for completion's sake, this walkthrough will take you back and over the bridge itself. Surf back to the western bank and head back to the foot of the bridge. Start heading up the bridge. Heal your Pokemon in the first house if you want. The other houses contain nothing of interest, so head towards the centre of the bridge. A Gentleman will stop you. He'll ask you a question. If you answer 'No', he won't let you by. If you answer 'Yes', he'll let you by, but not without a fight.

Trainer Battle: Gentleman Gojo
PokemonLevelType
Durant43Bug/Steel
Lucario43Fighting/Steel
Reward:$8600

Continue over the centre of the bridge and begin heading down the stairs on the other side. Skip past the first house, but enter the second. If you talk to the Baker inside and answer 'Yes' to his question, the two of you will battle!

Trainer Battle: Baker Yoshie
PokemonLevelType
Heatmor42Fire
Reward:$1680

Head back outside and head down off the bridge onto the western bank. Let's take the path north first and get the majority of the battles out of the road. Just before the basketball courts, you'll notice a musician next to a Vending Machine. Next to the machine is a bin containing a PP Up. Grab it, talk to the musician (simply because musicians are awesome!) then head into the courts.

There are two Hoopsters here and both are looking to partake in Triple Battles! The Hoopster running on the outside of the other Hoopster has the following party:

Triple Battle: Hoopster Biff
PokemonLevelType
Magby42Fire
Magmar42Fire
Magby42Fire
Reward:$4200

The Hoopster running on the inside of the two has the following party:

Triple Battle: Hoopster Mac
PokemonLevelType
Elekid42Fire
Electabuzz42Fire
Elekid42Fire
Reward:$4200

Once they're defeated, backtrack to the foot of the bridge. This time take the path south. When you reach the Tall Grass, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and find the hidden Max Ether nearby. Now head east through the Tall Grass. Battle the Youngster when you reach him.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Kazuma
PokemonLevelType
Sandslash42Ground
Reward:$672

Continue east and grab the Ultra Ball lying in the grass. Head through the gap in the fence and move over to the man near drum. Move north a little and you'll notice a doorway in the side of the bridge. Enter to find a girl singing. She'll notice you, become embarrassed and push you out. Continue north, underneath the bridge. At the very end of the path you'll find a Blue Shard. To your east is an island partway across the river. Surf there and grab the Big Pearl from amongst the Tall Grass. Surf back to the western bank and backtrack all the way to the foot of the bridge. You're done! Head through the gate to your west.

Route 11

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
AmoongussGrass/Poison5%37Tall Grass
GligarGround/Flying15%37-39Tall Grass
GolduckWater20%36Tall Grass
MarillWater10%36Tall Grass
SeviperPoison10%38Tall Grass
ZangooseNormal10%38Tall Grass
AmoongussGrass/Poison5%41Dark Grass
GligarGround/Flying15%41-43Dark Grass
GolduckWater20%40Dark Grass
MarillWater10%40Dark Grass
SeviperPoison10%42Dark Grass
ZangooseNormal10%42Dark Grass
AudinoNormal80%36-39Shaking Grass
AzumarillWater5%39Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%37Shaking Grass
GliscorGround/Flying5%39Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%25-40Water
BuizelWater30%25-40Water
BasculinWater30%25-40Rippling Water
BuizelWater60%25-40Rippling Water
FloatzelWater10%30-40Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%50-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug5%36Tall Grass
ShelmetBug25%36-39Tall Grass
KarrablastBug5%40Dark Grass
ShelmetBug25%40-43Dark Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
KarrablastBug25%36-39Tall Grass
ShelmetBug5%36Tall Grass
KarrablastBug25%40-43Dark Grass
ShelmetBug5%40Dark Grass

This is the last Route before Opelucid City and the 7th Gym. How exciting! Head west over the small bridge. A Pokemon Breeder will stop and battle you.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder Ayano
PokemonLevelType
Emolga41Electric/Flying
Altaria41Dragon/Flying
Reward:$1312

Note: When you leave and re-enter this area, including when you enter and re-enter the trailer, the Pokemon Breeder will once again be willing to fight. Take note!

Head west and enter the trailer. The Pokemon Ranger inside will hand you some Favored Mail. Thank her then head back outside. Continue west and you'll be challenged by a Pokemon Ranger.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Yuta
PokemonLevelType
Tympole42Water
Palpitoad42Water/Ground
Reward:$2520

Note: After defeating Yuta, he'll give you an Aspear Berry.

Without Waterfall you can't explore the rest of this route just yet, so keep moving west. When you reach the bridge, use Surf and start surfing on the water south of it. Jump onto the grass south of the fence to your west, then move along it to the end and you'll find a Full Heal. Backtrack and Surf back onto the bridge. When you move over the bridge, Virizion one of the Legendary Musketeers, like Cobalion, will jump down from a cliff to your north. Feel free to fight and even try to catch this Pokemon.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Virizion45Grass/Fighting

Once you're done, continue past. You'll see one last patch of Tall Grass to your north before the gate. Enter it and move to the north-west corner where there's a tile that doesn't contain Tall Grass, but instead contains a hidden Max Potion. Grab it, backtrack to the path and enter the gate to your west. Move through it into [[Opelucid City!

Route 11 - Waterfall Required

Once you've obtained Waterfall, you can return here to do a little more exploring. Enter Route 11 by its western entrance, from Opelucid City. Head east until you reach the bridge enabling people to cross the stream. Use Surf to hop onto the water north of the bridge. Move over to the waterfall and use Waterfall to head up it.

Once you're at the top, move onto the land to the west first. Move west until you find an item obscured between two trees. Move over to this item and pick it up to find that it's some Zinc! Loverly! Now move back to the water and Surf to the land east of the top of the waterfall. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find the HP Up hidden here. Now move back onto the water once more, head back down the waterfall and move back onto the bridge.

This time, head onto the water south of the bridge and Surf along the stream, taking you east. When you reach the waterfall at the end, drop down it to the water below. Move onto the land to your east. There's an Amoonguss here posing as an item. Interact with it if you wish to battle it.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Amoonguss43Grass/Poison

Once you're done, head north-west, then head north under the bridge. Once you're on the other side, move up to the Pokemon Ranger here and take her on!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Yurika
PokemonLevelType
Simisage52Grass
Simisear52Fire
Simipour52Water
Reward:$3120

Note: After defeating Yurika, she'll give you an Aspear Berry.

The supposed item to the left is simply another Amoonguss.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Amoonguss43Grass/Poison

The supposed item to the right is an actual item, believe it or not. Pick it up to find that it's a Razor Fang. How cool! Once you've got it, you're now done! That's the last of the main game Waterfall Required Areas! Hoorah!

Opelucid City

Head west out of the gate and you'll see Iris. She'll stop and chat, then abruptly leave. Continue west and enter the Pokemon Center. Heal your Pokemon, stock up on items, then leave. Exploration time! *Dances*

Note that Route 9, found through the gate leading west out of the City is an optional area. Free to head out, explore it and train there if you want. If you do, skip ahead to it then come back to this section to continue on.

Take the path north to the left of the Center. Enter the building at the end of the path. Head up the stairs to the second floor of the building. Talk to the guy sitting at the north end of the table to receive a Float Stone. Talk to the girl sitting at the south end of the table and answer 'Yes' to her question. You'll be given a Ring Target. Now exit the building. Head back to the main street and continue west. When you reach the next street leading north, follow it.

When you reach the first building that can be entered on the left side of the street. Enter it. Talk to the man on the bottom floor and he'll give you a Gift Box. If you check back here once a day over the next three days, you'll receive a Fluffy Beard, then a Big Bag and finally a Scarlet Hat. Head back outside and continue following the street north.

At the end of the street, before it turns east, you'll find the Opelucid City Gym. You can enter this immediately, but before we do, let's check the building to its right. The woman on the first floor will give you a Smoke Ball. Exit the building. When you're ready, enter the Gym!

Route 9

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GarbodorPoison15%38-40Tall Grass
LiepardDark10%40Tall Grass
MinccinoNormal30%37-39Tall Grass
MukPoison5%40Tall Grass
PawniardDark/Steel15%38-40Tall Grass
GarbodorPoison15%42-44Dark Grass
LiepardDark10%44Dark Grass
MinccinoNormal30%41-43Dark Grass
MukPoison5%44Dark Grass
PawniardDark/Steel15%42-44Dark Grass
AudinoNormal80%31-34Shaking Grass
CinccinoNormal5%34Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%32Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
GothoritaPsychic25%37-39Tall Grass
GothoritaPsychic25%41-43Dark Grass
GothitelleNormal5%40Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
DuosionPsychic25%37-39Tall Grass
DuosionPsychic25%41-43Dark Grass
ReuniclusNormal5%40Shaking Grass

Note: Don't want to explore Route 9 at the moment? Feel free to skip ahead to the Opelucid City Gym. If you do want to explore this place, read on!

Head into the gap in the southern fence and move south through the Tall Grass. In the south-east corner of the area is a Elixir. Collect it and head west through the Tall Grass. Continue until you reach the Dark Grass. Move south-west and fight the Roughneck.

Trainer Battle: Roughneck Ryuji
PokemonLevelType
Pawniard43Dark/Steel
Reward:$1376

Continue west around the trees past the Roughneck. You'll find a Nugget there. Head back to where the Roughneck is. Head south past the steps and move east toward the end of a little path shooting off from the main one. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and it'll show a reading nearby. Use it to find the location of the Dark Gem. Now head back and go down the stairs. Grab the Iron and backtrack to the very start of the Route. Head west down the path and you'll reach a Biker moving up and down across the road. Feel free to take him on.

Trainer Battle: Biker Kyoji
PokemonLevelType
Krokorok43Ground/Dark
Reward:$1032

Now move north-east and take on the Roughneck by the Vending Machines.

Trainer Battle: Roughneck Eikichi
PokemonLevelType
Scraggy43Dark/Fighting
Reward:$1032

Continue west. Feel free to enter Shopping Mall Nine when you reach it (it's the big building). Once you're ready to, move back onto the path and follow it west. You'll find a Quick Ball which you can grab. There's also a Biker here, looking for an opponent.

Trainer Battle: Biker Phillip
PokemonLevelType
Skorupi43Poison/Bug
Reward:$1376

Further ahead, just before the end of the route is a pair of Hooligans.

Trainer Battle: Hooligans Jim and Sabu
PokemonLevelType
Krookodile42Ground/Dark
Drapion42Poison/Dark
Reward:$2688

Grab the HP Up near the Hooligans, then head west into the building. You won't be able to continue through onto the Tubeline Bridge until you've beaten the Elite Four. If you haven't yet challenged the Opelucid City Gym yet, I'd suggest doing so now.

Shopping Mall Nine

So, this is the main department store of the Unova region and where you can go for a wide variety of items! Additionally, there are a couple of trainers looking to battle (battles in a department store, how bogan!). Let's get exploring!

To the west of the front counter on the lowest floor is a woman. Speak with her and answer 'Yes' to receive $1200! Hell yes! Now, speak with her again and answer 'Yes' once more to receive an Energy Root. Yay! To her north, standing in front of the western set of stairs is the first trainer battle here. Moving into her line-of-sight doesn't trigger a battle, luckily, only if you talk to her. When you do, the battle will start!

Trainer Battle: Waitress Madoka
PokemonLevelType
Minccino43Normal
Reward:$1720

Head to the east side of the bottom area and you'll see a door on the back wall head through. Inside you'll find the storage area with an item in the north-east corner. Grab it to find that it's a Poke Doll. Once you have it, head back out. From there, head up the main, central set of stairs to the very top floor. There's a Waiter here. Same thing as before, if you speak with him, a battle will begin.

Trainer Battle: Waiter Etsuya
PokemonLevelType
Liepard43Dark
Reward:$1720

Besides the shops themselves, there's not actually anything else to do here. I'll list all shops by location below. Note that there are Vending Machines on the eastern side of the top floor.

Bottom Floor Western Clerk
ItemCost
Potion$300
Super Potion$700
Hyper Potion$1200
Max Potion$2500
Revive$1500
Antidote$100
Parlyz Heal$200
Burn Heal$250
Ice Heal$250
Awakening$250
Full Heal$600
Escape Rope$550
Poke Toy$1000
Repel$350
Super Repel$500
Max Repel$700
Middle Floor Western Clerk
ItemCost
Poke Ball$200
Great Ball$600
Ultra Ball$1200
Heal Ball$300
Net Ball$1000
Nest Ball$1000
Dusk Ball$1000
Quick Ball$1000
Timer Ball$1000
Greet Mail$50
Favored Mail$50
RSVP Mail$50
Thanks Mail$50
Inquiry Mail$50
Like Mail$50
Reply Mail$50
Middle Floor Eastern Clerk
ItemCost
TM15 - Hyper Beam$90000
TM68 - Giga Impact$90000
Top Floor Left Clerk
ItemCost
Protein$9800
Iron$9800
Calcium$9800
Zinc$9800
Carbos$9800
HP Up$9800
Top Floor Right Clerk
ItemCost
X Speed$350
X Attack$500
X Defend$550
Guard Spec.$700
Dire Hit$650
X Accuracy$950
X Special$350
X Sp. Def$350

Once you're done here, feel free to head back to Route 9.

Gym Information

Type: Dragon

Leader: Drayden

Recommended Team:

  • Ice-types, if you have them
  • Steel-types
  • Not Grass-, Fire-, Water- or Electric-types unless they have strong moves that aren't of these types

Unlike in Pokemon Black & White where Drayden was the Gym Leader in Black and Iris was the Leader in White, you are up against Drayden no matter which version you play. Move forward and speak with Clyde, who will give you your honorary Fresh Water. He'll explain how the Gym works and will give you a tip or two.

The dragon at the bottom of the Gym will act as an elevator, allowing you to control it to move up and down levels, as well as side to side. By winning a battle on a particular level, you're allowed to move to the next level, meaning that you only have to defeat one of the two on a particular level, if there are two on that level. This continues until you reach the top of the opposing dragon, where Drayden resides.

To actually move the dragon, you must stand on its head. When you do a number of panels with arrows on them light up. Standing on a panel that's lit will move you in the corresponding direction. Use this to navigate the Gym.

The Gym Members are as follows:

[At the bottom level]

Gym Member Battle: Veteran Ryusei
PokemonLevelType
Fraxure46Dragon
Reward:$3680

[At the second level, western paw]

Gym Member Battle: Veteran Tatsumi
PokemonLevelType
Fraxure45Dragon
Druddigon45Dragon
Reward:$3600

[At the second level, eastern paw]

Gym Member Battle: Veteran Tatsuro
PokemonLevelType
Fraxure45Dragon
Druddigon45Dragon
Reward:$3600

[At the third level, western paw]

Gym Member Rotation Battle: Veteran Drake
PokemonLevelType
Druddigon44Dragon
Fraxure44Dragon
Axew44Dragon
Reward:$3520

[At the third level, eastern paw]

Gym Member Triple Battle: Veteran Long
PokemonLevelType
Fraxure44Dragon
Druddigon44Dragon
Axew44Dragon
Reward:$3520

[At the fourth level]

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Drayden
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Druddigon46DragonSlashCrunchRevengeDragon Tail
Flygon46Ground/DragonCrunchRock SlideEarth PowerDragon Tail
Haxorus48DragonAssuranceSlashDragon DanceDragon Tail
Reward:$5760

Okay, so most types are okay here! Only Ice- and Steel-types actually receive some form of advantage against Dragon-types (although they need to watch out for Fighting-, Rock- and Ground-type moves). Unforunately, this battle is a major pain in the ass, especially against Flygon where it can be difficult to find a good type to use against it. All three of Drayden's Pokemon have Dragon Tail a move that strikes last but will switch your current Pokemon with another one in the party, chosen at random. They don't tend to use it too often, but when they do, it can be a real pain, especially against Flygon where you could be forced to send out a Pokemon susceptible to its Rock- or Ground-type moves.

First up is Druddigon, easily the easiest of Drayden's three Pokemon, but still not a push over. It's best to use a type neutral to Dragon-types, unless you think your Ice- or Steel-type can hack the damage from Revenge. You really just need to outperform this Pokemon with brute strength. Druddigon would also be the best Pokemon to force Drayden to use his Hyper Potion on so try and get its health low enough with out defeating it so that he'll use the item. Continue until the Druddigon's out.

Okay, so Flygon's next. This thing's extremely annoying. The combination of Earth Power and Rock Slide rules out a large number of types that you could have otherwise used. Grass-types are your best bet here, by far. Personally, I just used my weaker Pokemon as fodder to Revive and heal my stronger Pokemon for Flygon. You really just need to keep at it and use status ailments and Battle Items extremely well! If you can't manage against Flygon, you may need to come back and take Drayden later after you're a little stronger.

Last up we have Haxorus, which isn't quite as hard as Flygon, but can do a lot of damage if you don't defeat it quickly. If you allow it to use Dragon Dance a few times, it will become much more powerful very quickly, so you need to take it out before. Luckily, using Ice- and Steel-type moves here have absolutely no drawbacks, so make good use of that! Haxorus has a Sitrus Berry, so it'll automatically heal itself when its HP is low. Again, this is a mindless battle of power, but feel free to try to put it to sleep to stop it using Dragon Dance or something similar. Continue until the last of Drayden's Pokemon are defeated.

As always, Hyper Potions and Revives will be the way to go if you find yourself in trouble.

After winning you'll be presented with the Legend Badge. All traded Pokemon up to the level of 80 will now obey you and you'll be given TM82 - Dragon Tail. Drayden will then say a few last words and will allow you to leave. Do so. Once you head back outside Drayden will appear at the door and stop you (Gym Leaders should really learn to say everything before you leave, sheesh). He'll say something and head south.

Opelucid City - Team Plasma's Gone Too Far!

Head back to the Pokemon Center and heal yourself. Head back outside. You'll see Drayden on the path to your left heading north. Go and talk to him and he'll head up the path, to his house. Move up to it and he'll head inside. Go inside and talk with him. The ground will shake slightly after speaking with him for a while. Wondering what's happened, the two of you will head outside. The Team Plasma frigate is flying over the city. A cannon will appear from it and start firing out projectiles that will freeze the city. Soon the entire city will be frozen solid. Drayden will release one of his Pokemon, but will flee back inside his PokeBall. Dragon-types, unfortunately, are afraid of Ice.

Zinzolin, along with two Team Plasma Grunts will appear, speak with the two of you and leave again. Drayden will chase after them and you should too! Head south and you'll notice that there's ice over the path. You can slide along it. Whenever you do, you slide as far as you can in the direction you moved before you hit an obstacle and stop. You'll then be able to slide in a different direction. Slide south off the ice onto the ground near the Pokemon Center. There's a few Team Plasma Grunts that you can battle, but the two in front of the Pokemon Center and the one to the south-east near the Vending Machines aren't any of them. The one to the north-east is one of them though! Move over to him and challenge him.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Watchog44Normal
Muk44Poison
Reward:$1760

From there, slide across the ice north. You should land on a small patch of non-icy ground. Slide north again to the next patch then move up to the north tip of the patch and slide west. You'll slide onto some non-icy ground with a female Team Plasma Grunt on it. Talk to her to break into battle.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Golbat44Flying/Poison
Garbodor44Poison
Reward:$1760

Now slide west until you're in front of the Gym. Move through the gap between the ice crystal and the building on the east side of the path leading south and slide south. You'll slide past the last Grunt. Move onto the west side of the non-icy patch you're on at the moment and slide north onto the non-icy patch with the final Grunt on it. Challenge him.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Seviper44Poison
Weezing44Poison
Reward:$1760

Once all three Grunts have been taken down, head north back to the Opelucid City Gym. As a warning, you might want to go back to the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon first. When you reach the Gym you'll notice Zinzolin standing in front of it. Talk to him and the battle will begin.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Zinzolin
PokemonLevelType
Cryogonal46Ice
Cryogonal46Ice
Weavile48Dark/Ice
Reward:$8640

After Zinzolin's defeated, he'll speak a few words then disappear. Drayden will appear at the entrance to his Gym and speak with you. He'll then head inside, promptly reappearing, excited. He'll hand you a valuable key item. A member of the Shadow Triad, a sub-faction of Team Plasma, will then appear. The three of you will speak before two more Shadow Triad members appear, then all three will disappear with the key item Drayden just gave you! Alarmed, Drayden will once again run off. Follow after him. He'll have stopped partway back to the Pokemon Center, confused as to where they went. Continue back to the Pokemon Center, heal your Pokemon then head east towards the gate back to Route 11. Just before the gate a member of the Shadow Triad is waiting. Move up to him and begin the battle.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Shadow
PokemonLevelType
Pawniard46Dark/Steel
Absol48Dark
Pawniard46Dark/Steel
Reward:$8640

Drayden will catch up once the battle ends, but the Shadow Triad member will teleport away just as he does. You'll receive a call and talk with Hugh and Cheren before Cheren will appear in person and rush over. You'll talk and Cheren will run off again. After talking with Drayden a little longer, you'll be free to go. Fly back to Undella Town. Heal your Pokemon here, then head west over to the Marine Tube entrance. Just before you reach it, you'll receive a call from Hugh. Speak with him then enter the Tube.

Marine Tube

The crazy man will finally let you through! Good thing he stops being crazy during a crisis. Follow along the tube and head through the door to enter the actual Marine Tube. It's a pretty sight. Head down the tube. Feel free to talk to people along the way, but none of their conversations are important. Continue until you reach the end and head through the doorway. Move through to the end of the gate. Talk to the Parasol Lady here and she'll give you TM42 - Facade. Collect it and exit the gate.

Humilau City

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BasculinWater5%35-45Water
FrillishWater/Ghost65%30-45Water
StaryuWater30%30-45Water
BasculinWater5%35-45Rippling Water
CorsolaWater/Rock30%35-45Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost60%35-45Rippling Water
StarmieWater/Psychic5%35-45Rippling Water
LuvdiscWater70%40-70Fishing
ShellderWater30%40-60Fishing
LuvdiscWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
ShellderWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
CloysterWater/Ice5%50-70Fishing Spots

It's the city of the 8th Gym Leader and the final city before the Pokemon League. Erhmahgerd! Once you've left the tube, move north and talk with Hugh. Let's get to exploring! Head west first, down onto the beach below. The Pokemon Center's here. Feel free to heal your Pokemon here and stock up on items. Exit then head back towards the Marine Tube entrance and head north.

The large glass building is the Humilau City Gym, but you can't challenge Marlon, the Gym Leader just yet. Instead continue east, then head north along the path. Head over the bridge and try and enter the first house that you see. A man will jump out of the water and discreetly tell you to come to the Gym. How odd. Anyway, that was Marlon. If you want to, skip straight to the Humilau City Gym section. If not, let's continue exploring!

Enter the house here. The bald man inside is the third Move Tutor! His 'wares' are as follows:

MoveYellow Shards
Bind2
Snore2
Heal Bell4
Knock Off4
Synthesis6
Roost6
Sky Attack8
Role Play8
Heat Wave10
Giga Drain10
Drain Punch10
Pain Split10
Tailwind10

Once you're done, head back outside. Head west, down the walkway ramp into the shallows. Use Surf on the water to the south. Head onto the beach to the south, then follow the beach west. Head up the stairs and grab the Shell Bell behind the Gym. Surf back to the shallows.

Continue west and move up the ramp there. Follow the walkway west and talk to the bald man. Something will happen. Now move back and enter the house nearby to the east. Check the bin on the east side of the house and you'll find a Full Restore inside. You can show your Pokemon to the bald man here, but why you would be is unknown. Leave the house and head down the ramp back down into the shallows to your east. Now move under the walkway north. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the nearby Heart Scale on the same tile that a walkway is on (It's on one of the corner pillars of the walkway. Once you have it, continue north-east under yet another walkway. To your east you will see an item near the edge of the shallows. Go and grab it to find that it's a Heart Scale. Head back under the last walkway then head west under the one there. Move up onto the walkway here.

Follow the walkway north-east and you'll find a Protein at the end. Head south-west back to the ramp. If you want, you can head west down onto the sand there and you'll be in Route 22. You can explore this Route if you want, otherwise head to the Gym and enter! It's time to take Marlon on!!

Gym Information

Type: Water

Leader: Marlon

Recommended Team:

  • Grass- and Electric-types!
  • Not Fire-, Ground- or Rock-types
  • Not Flying-, Ice-, Bug-types (Because of Marlon's Pokemon's Rock-types moves)
  • Not Steel-types unless they have strong moves of recommended types
  • Any other Pokemon are fine

Move in and talk to Clyde for your Fresh Water. He'll give you tips and information. In this Gym, you use lilypads for transport by jumping down onto them from walkways. They will float to another walkway which you'll be able to jump to. It's all pretty simplistic, but fun.

Move onto the first walkway and take the path west. Jump onto the first lilypad and ride it west. Jump off onto the next walkway. Move north and take on the Ace Trainer.

Gym Member Battle: Ace Trainer Ushio
PokemonLevelType
Floatzel47Water
Mantine47Water/Flying
Reward:$2820

Jump onto the lilypad to the right and ride it east. You'll stop halfway along. Jump onto the walkway to the north. If you want to head back to the beginning of the Gym, simply jump back on it and ride it south back to the first walkway. If not, move north and ride the next pad east. You'll stop halfway again. Jump off and challenge the female Ace Trainer here. If you time it right, you'll be able to jump on and back off the walkway before she'll even see you, but battling is fun, so let's do it!

Gym Member Battle: Ace Trainer Minamo
PokemonLevelType
Alomomola48Water
Reward:$2880

Once defeated, jump back onto the lilypad and ride it south. Move onto the walkway here, then move east. If you want to skip back to the start of the Gym, to heal your Pokemon or something, you can head over the lilypad taking you south. If not, head north and use that lilypad to reach the next walkway. Follow this walkway along, over the bridge and around to the lilypad near the end of it.

You have a choice here, you can either take the lilypad east and skip one of the Ace Trainers, or take it south, jump off it then take it east and take on the trainer first. It's assumed that you'll do this, but feel free to skip ahead.

Gym Member Battle: Ace Trainer Shibuki
PokemonLevelType
Walrein48Ice/Water
Reward:$2880

Assuming that you battled the Ace Trainer, jump onto the lilypad to the south, then jump off onto the walkway to the south. Move east back over the bridge and continue until the walkway starts heading south. There'll now be a lilypad allowing you to head north. Do so. Now head north until you reach the female Ace Trainer pacing up and down the walkway looking around.

Gym Member Battle: Ace Trainer Jeanne
PokemonLevelType
Pelipper47Water/Flying
Wailord47Water
Reward:$2820

Take the lilypad just south-west of the Ace Trainer west. Move west onto the next walkway. Take the lilypad to your north, north. Move onto the walkway to your east with the female Ace Trainer on it.

Gym Member Battle: Ace Trainer Nagisa
PokemonLevelType
Golduck47Water
Starmie47Water/Psychic
Reward:$2820

Take the next Lilypad south. Jump onto the walkway to your east and take on the male Ace Trainer here.

Gym Member Battle: Ace Trainer Enzo
PokemonLevelType
Basculin46Water
Basculin46Water
Azumarill46Water
Reward:$2760

Jump back onto the lilypad and ride it west. Now jump on it from the south and ride it north. Finally, jump on it from the west and ride it east. Jump off onto the walkway to the north. Head north and you'll be standing before Marlon. If you want, you can take the lilypad back south and you'll be back at the beginning of the Gym. You can then head to the Pokemon Center to heal your Pokemon and restock items, if you need to of course. Head back to Marlon using the same lilypad that you used to get back to the start of the Gym and, when you're ready, talk to him to begin the battle.

Gym Leader Battle! Leader Marlon
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Carracosta49Water/RockCrunchSmack DownShell SmashScald
Wailord49WaterRolloutAmnesiaBounceScald
Jellicent51Water/GhostRecoverOminous WindBrineScald
Reward:$6120

Electric- and Grass-types all the way, here! Grass is especially good against Carracosta and will finish him off quickly. Steer clear of Fire-, Ground- and Rock-types for obvious reasons. Also steer clear of Flying-, Ice- and Bug-types due to Carracosta's Smack Down and Wailord's Rollout which are both Rock-type moves and will completely own them.

Additionally, no Psychic- or Ghost-types against Carracosta or Jellicent and no Fighting-types against Wailord. They all have moves that are strong agianst Pokemon of those types. Other than that, battle hard! I didn't personally find this battle nearly as hard as the one against Drayden, so you shouldn't have too much trouble here.

First up we have Carracosta. Thankfully this Pokemon's not too difficult. Watch out for its crazy Shell Smash move, which lowers Defense and Special Defense, but greatly raises Attack, Special Attack and Speed, which can turn it into a killing machine. If it uses it, go all and make use of its lowered Defense and Special Defense to defeat it quickly. You should have it down without too much of a problem.

Next up will be Wailord. Rollout. F***ing Rollout. That says it all. Obviously, you want to defeat Wailord extremely quickly, before Rollout builds up. If you fail to do so, ride the wave of Rollouts out (double pun!) with Hyper Potions and Revives, then try and wittle the rest of its health down. Abuse type match-ups to hopefully make it a quick win.

Jellicent, the last of Marlon's Pokemon, has a Sitrus Berry. It's actually surprisingly weak, but you need to watch out for its Scald move. Using a Grass-type here is definitely the way to go as Water-type moves (such as Scald) will be weak against them and will allow them to quickly defeat Jellicent.

The first time one of Marlon's Pokemon become low on HP, he'll use his one and only Hyper Potion try and make sure this is against Carracosta, but if not, then Jellicent. If you really need to (which you shouldn't too much), make good use of healing and Revive items, as well as status ailments. You know, the usual deal.

Once Marlon's down, you'll receive the final baddge, the Wave Badge! How awesome! Celebrate! Dance! Once you're all sweaty and tired from dancing, come back to the game and hear what else Marlon has to say. He'll mention that all Pokemon, no matter their level, will obey you completely now. Additionally, you'll receive TM55 - Scald! Finish talking and Marlon will spontaneously dive off the platform and swim out to see. How odd.

Head back to the entrance to the Gym and exit. Outside, Hugh will immediately stop you and urgently speak with you. Marlon will appear from the south. The south?! But he was swimming north just a little while ago! My brain hurts. The three of you will talk and you'll be asked a question by Marlon. Feel free to respond however you wish and he'll leave. Continue speaking with Hugh, who will mention Route 22. Well, it will be to there that we head! We need to get a Key Item, so that we can explore Route 21 and then the Seaside Cave.

Once your Pokemon are healed, head onto Route 22! It can be confusing getting there, so I'll direct you. Head north-east from the Pokemon Center, past the Gym and head over the bridge to your north. When you reach the path leading west, take it and move down the ramp to the shallows below. Move north-west under the walkway then continue north. Move west under the next one and head up the ramp. Continue west down the ramp onto the beach. You're in Route 22!

Route 22

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
AmoongussGrass/Poison20%39Tall Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%39Tall Grass
GolduckWater10%40Tall Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%41Tall Grass
MarillWater10%40-42Tall Grass
MienfooFighting25%39-42Tall Grass
PelipperWater/Flying10%40Tall Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%41Tall Grass
AmoongussGrass/Poison20%44Dark Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%44Dark Grass
GolduckWater10%45Dark Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%46Dark Grass
MarillWater10%45-47Dark Grass
MienfooFighting25%44-47Dark Grass
PelipperWater/Flying10%45Dark Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%46Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%39-42Shaking Grass
AzumarillWater5%42Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%40Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%15-40Water
MarillWater30%15-40Water
AzumarillWater5%25-45Rippling Water
BasculinWater35%15-45Rippling Water
MarillWater60%15-40Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%50-70Fishing Spots

Head south towards the stairs and take on the Ace Trainer here.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Teru
PokemonLevelType
Starmie47Water/Psychic
Drapion47Poison/Dark
Reward:$2820

Continue west up the stairs. Head north through the Tall Grass when you reach the top. Continue past the steps leading west until you reach the end. In the north-east corner there is a tile that oddly doesn't contain Tall Grass. It instead contains a hidden Carbos though. Grab it, using the Dowsing MCHN to find it if you need. Head back south and head down those steps leading west.

Now head south down to the steps to your west taking you north up onto the elevated area. Move over and challenge the Backpacker here.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Asagi
PokemonLevelType
Vanillite45Ice
Bouffalant45Normal
Reward:$1080

Head down the steps to your west. Now move north and head east into the Dark Grass north of the elevated area you were just on. Keep heading east until you find the Amoonguss posing as an item in the grass. Feel free to take it on if you want.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Amoonguss47Grass/Poison

Head back west and move to the north-east corner of the Dark Grass patch. There you'll find a PP Up. Head back out of the Dark Grass and move back to the stairs. This time move up the stairs leading west. You'll come upon another of the Legendary Musketeers. When you do, Colress will appear from the east! He'll have stolen the key item that you lost from the Shadow Triads back in Opelucid City and after you answer a question (it doesn't matter what answer you give), you'll be given it. It turns out to be a Colress MCHN. Cool! This is the item that you need to explore Seaside Cave, so feel free to head onto that section of the walkthrough now if you so wish. It is, however, recommended that you explore the rest of Route 22 first, so you can collect the rest of the goodies! Let's continue on with it!

Colress will then leave and you'll be free to take on Terrakion, the Rock/Fighting Legendary Musketeer!

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Terrakion45Rock/Fighting

Note: If you simply defeat this Pokemon now, instead of catching it, it will reappear in the same spot as before, as a Level 65 Pokemon after you defeat the Elite Four.

As before, you don't have to battle it, but it's recommended. You may especially want to consider catching it as it'd be a worthy addition to your collection. Once you're done, move up the ramp onto the thin walkway. Now purposely drop down into the Dark Grass below and grab the Rare Candy on the west side of the area. Move south-east, toward the ledge you can jump over to get back to where you were. Just before the ledge is a Hiker who wants to battle with somebody.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Juzo
PokemonLevelType
Nosepass45Rock
Steelix45Steel/Ground
Reward:$1440

Jump over the ledge and move up the ramp onto the thin walkway to your east. Circle around and move west off the ramp to the north of where you moved onto the walkway. You'll be on an elevated section. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden Green Shard then move back onto the walkway and follow it east. When it turns south, continue to follow it and move down onto the area below. Take on the Pokemon Breeder!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder Aguri
PokemonLevelType
Camerupt45Fire/Ground
Grumpig45Psychic
Reward:$1440

Note: Like most Pokemon Breeder's, Aguri will challenge you to a battle if you move in front of him any time after you leave and re-enter this area.

Now use Strength to push the nearby boulder into the hole. If you need to head back to Humilau City to heal, I'd recommend doing it now when you have the shortcut back. Once you're ready, use Surf on the water to the Breeder's south. Head down the pond until you reach the western shore. Move onto the shore and move left behind the trees. There's an obscured Calcium tucked away here. Grab it then Surf back to the other shore. Now use the thin walkways to head all the way back to the Terrakion. Now head south from the Terrakion through the Tall Grass.

When you reach the two sets of stairs, continue south past them and grab the Poison Barb. Now head down the western set of stairs, then head north and head down a second set of stairs leading west. Move north up the side of the Tall Grass here. Just before you reach the Backpacker, look for the item in the Tall Grass to your west. It's actually an Amoonguss, but feel free to battle it if you want.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Amoonguss47Grass/Poison

There'll be an actual item to your south-west. Move over and grab it, a Red Shard. Move back north-west. You'll find a male Backpacker looking for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Tagima
PokemonLevelType
Swinub45Ice/Ground
Darmanitan45Fire
Reward:$1080

Circumvent the Tall Grass by moving counter-clockwise around it. You'll see an entrance to a cave known as the Giant Chasm. You can head in there now, if you want, but let's keep heading south first. You'll eventually reach an Ace Trainer. Move up to her and battle her.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Ruka
PokemonLevelType
Arcanine47Fire
Excadrill47Ground/Steel
Reward:$2820

Move up the steps leading east to her south. Now move along the walkway taking you north. Take the path leading directly north and follow it until you reach the end. Move down onto the ground and grab the Max Potion. Now move onto the walkway and drop down to the ground below. You've done everything! As you can't yet explore Giant Chasm, you should head to Route 21 and past it to the Seaside Cave! Don't forget to heal your Pokemon first. Once you're done, head south from the Pokemon Center and use Surf to move onto the water there. Head south into Route 21.

Route 21

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
FrillishWater/Ghost65%30-45Water
MantykeWater/Flying30%30-45Water
RemoraidWater5%35-45Water
AlomomolaWater35%30-45Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost60%30-45Rippling Water
MantineWater/Flying5%35-45Rippling Water
LuvdiscWater70%40-70Fishing
RemoraidWater30%40-60Fishing
LuvdiscWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
OctilleryWater5%50-70Fishing Spots
RemoraidWater65%40-70Fishing Spots

Move south and take on the first trainer of the area, a Swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Aiko
PokemonLevelType
Wailord46Water
Reward:$736

Continue south through the gap, then head south-east before you need to double back and continue west. You'll be stopped by a second Swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Kaoru
PokemonLevelType
Remoraid45Water
Remoraid45Water
Reward:$720

You can now continue west, or move south through the small gap. It's assumed that you'll head west (don't worry, we'll still do everything in the area). Continue following the path west until it veers to the south. Keep following it and you'll find another Swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Hidero
PokemonLevelType
Octillery46Water
Reward:$736

Let's first follow the path leading south. You'll eventually reach the beach. Move onto it then move over to the Black Belt. Take him on.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Kohei
PokemonLevelType
Crustle47Bug/Rock
Reward:$1504

Move back onto the water to the Black Belt's north-east and head over to the shallows with the item on it. Move onto the shallows and grab the item, which turns out to be a Big Pearl. Move to the north edge of the shallows and use Surf to move onto the water there. Head east, then south down to the last of the Swimmers.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer Naoki
PokemonLevelType
Wingull45Water/Flying
Wingull45Water/Flying
Reward:$720

Head south-east until you reach the shore. Move onto the beach and follow it west. You'll reach a Doctor standing next to the entrance to Seaside Cave. Move up and battle him.

Trainer Battle: Doctor Haruki
PokemonLevelType
Alomomola46Water
Reward:$2760

After battling him, he'll heal all of your Pokemon! You can talk to him at any time to have him heal your Pokemon from now on. There's a small gap in the trees to your west that you can move through. Do so and you'll appear next to a Fisherman. Move up and battle him, the final trainer of the route.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Kenzo
PokemonLevelType
Frillish44Water/Ghost
Frillish44Water/Ghost
Frillish44Water/Ghost
Reward:$1408

Head south from the Fisherman to find a PP Up. That's it for Route 21. Head back to the Doctor, heal your Pokemon then head into Seaside Cave through the entrance next to him.

Seaside Cave 1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock15%35-37Anywhere
GolduckWater35%34-36Anywhere
SeelWater10%35Anywhere
TynamoElectric5%37Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying35%34-36Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel100%34-37Dust Cloud
FrillishWater/Ghost70%25-40Water
SeelWater30%25-40Water
DewgongWater/Ice60%30-40Rippling Water
JellicentWater/Ghost35%25-40Rippling Water
SeelWater5%25-40Rippling Water
LuvdiscWater70%40-70Fishing
ShellderWater30%40-60Fishing
LuvdiscWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
ShellderWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
CloysterWater/Ice5%50-70Fishing Spots

Head south to where the Battle Girl will be to your east. Move over and take her on!

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Chiharu
PokemonLevelType
Heracross47Bug/Fighting
Reward:$1504

Head south down the steps and grab the Full Restore to the east. Head back up the steps and move back west past the Battle Girl. Move south and jump over the ledge. There'll be a Pokemon Ranger here keen for a battle.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Mikiko
PokemonLevelType
Vibrava46Ground/Dragon
Gligar46Ground/Flying
Reward:$2760

Note: After defeating Mikiko, she'll give you a Persim Berry.

Before you jump over another ledge, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the Blue Shard here. Now jump down the next ledge to your south. Continue in that direction and collect the Dive Ball as you move past it. Continue over yet another ledge. There's a male Pokemon Ranger here. Feel free to take him on.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Johann
PokemonLevelType
Onix46Rock/Ground
Lairon46Steel/Rock
Reward:$2760

Note: After defeating Johann, he'll give you a Persim Berry.

Move south to the Black Belt who was guarding the entrance to the cave from Undella Bay. If you answer 'Yes' to his question, he'll initiate a battle. If you win this battle, he'll leave and allow you to freely move between Undella Bay and Seaside Cave.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Ganjiro
PokemonLevelType
Roggenrola44Rock
Roggenrola44Rock
Roggenrola44Rock
Roggenrola44Rock
Reward:$1408

Head back north and take the bridge east. Follow it to the end, then follow it when it turns north. Head all the way back to the Battle Girl and once again jump over the ledge to her west leading south. This time jump over the ledge taking you east. Move down the stairs and follow the path until you reach the water. Continue south and you'll reach another Black Belt.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Ryusuke
PokemonLevelType
Scrafty47Dark/Fighting
Reward:$1504

Ryusuke will have blocked you from moving further south, but there's nothing important there anyway. Instead, use Surf and move over the water leading east. There's a little island with a Heart Scale on it. Grab the Scale then continue Surfing north. You'll eventually reach solid ground. Move onto it. You can now move up the steps leading outside, but you'll need to battle a Crustle blocking your way first. It's assumed that you'll explore B1F first though. Head west and move down the steps to the floor below.

Seaside Cave B1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock35%39-42Anywhere
ElektrikElectric5%42Anywhere
GolduckWater20%40Anywhere
ShuckleBug/Rock5%41Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying35%39-41Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel100%39-42Dust Cloud

Move south-west first. Continue down past the steps to the very bottom left corner of the floor. Now move through the gap and follow along the wall going east. You'll find a Max Repel here. Now move back to the steps and move up them. Use Strength and push the boulder into the hole. Continue over it and move down the steps. You'll catch the eye of another Battle Girl.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Maki
PokemonLevelType
Mienfoo47Fighting
Reward:$1504

Continue past her and move up the steps. Strength will already be activated, so there's no need to re-activate it. Simply push the first boulder west into the hole. Push the boulder to its north-west, north into the hole. Push the boulder north of that, north, then east into the hole. Push the next boulder to its south, south into the hole. Push the boulder next to it east, then north into the hole. Grab the nearby Rare Candy, then push the final boulder into the hole to its north. Move over it and down the steps. Final battle for Seaside Cave, against another Black Belt!

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Richi
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr47Fighting
Reward:$1504

Move up the steps leading back to 1F. Head west up the steps in 1F. You'll see an item sitting snugly between two rocks. Grab it to find that it's TM06 - Toxic. Now move back down the steps and jump over the ledge leading back south. Heads up the steps to the east, leading out of the cave. If you haven't already, you'll need to battle the Crustle to clear it. Select 'Yes' when given two options after interacting with it. The battle will ensue.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Crustle42Bug/Rock

Once the Pokemon's defeated, move north and grab the Calcium hidden in the rock, then exit the cave!

Plasma Frigate Deck

Head out east and you'll see the Plasma Frigate! Hugh will run out of the cave and will greet you. A board leading from the beach to the Frigate will then be set down and Marlon will walk down it. It seems he snuck onto the ship! He will leave and allow you to take on the Frigate yourself. Hugh will rush up onto the ship. Head up onto it yourself. The battling will begin immediately!

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Watchog46Normal
Garbodor46Poison
Reward:$1840

After being defeated, the Grunts on the deck will flee. Now head to the very south end of the boat, on the eastern side. Move up the steps and at the end of the boat you'll find TM67 - Retaliate. Head to the very north end of the ship, up the steps. You'll find a Revive. Head back down the steps and move over to Hugh. He will move through a doorway. Follow him in. You'll come upon a male and female pair of Grunts (Awww, Team Plasma romance!). Move up to them and let the double battle ensue. Looks like you're once again paired up with Hugh for this fight! Hugh's party will be as follows:

[If Snivy was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Emboar50Fire/Fighting
Simipour48Water
Unfezant48Normal/Flying

[If Tepig was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Samurott50Water
Simisage48Grass
Unfezant48Normal/Flying

[If Oshawott was your starter]]

PokemonLevelType
Serperior50Grass
Simisear48Fire
Unfezant48Normal/Flying

The opponent will have the following party:

Double Battle: Team Plasma Grunt and Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Male Grunt's Party
Golbat46Poison/Flying
Drapion46Poison/Dark
Female Grunt's Party
Seviper46Poison
Garbodor46Poison
Reward:$3680

Once defeated, the two Grunts will sprint from the room. Talk with Hugh then head out onto the deck. You're going to be hurting by now, so you may want to head back to the Doctor at the Route 21 entrance to Seaside Cave and heal yourself, then come back. It might take a little while to get back here, but it's probably necessary. Otherwise, feel free to splurge on Revives and healing items. Once you're ready, head down the stairs to the south of the room you were just in, down to the lower level.

The next section changes depending on your Version. If you're playing Black Version 2, read on! If you're playing White Version 2, skip to the Plasma Frigate B1F - White Version 2 section.

Plasma Frigate B1F - Black Version 2

Once you're down in the first floor below deck, you'll come upon Hugh talking with some Grunts. He'll then run off and the Grunts will continue patrolling. It's time to whoop some Team Plasma ass! First, take on the Grunt patrolling the west side of the main corridor.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Krookodile47Ground/Dark
Reward:$1880

Now take on the Grunt patrolling the east side of the main corridor.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Drapion47Poison/Dark
Reward:$1880

Now let's head into the south-west of the six rooms. Inside you'll see odd, bright green circles. These are teleportation pads. Standing on them will transport you to another room in this area. In the eastern, north-west, south-east and south-west rooms, one teleportation pad will take you to a button that can be pressed. Once all four buttons are pressed, you'll be able to enter the Storage Room, which is found to the north of where you partook in the double battle. This guide won't make use of them for teleportation between rooms as they are simply confusing. Instead, a systematic approach will instead be taken to clearing out this entire floor of Grunts looking for a battle. Move west and take on the first Grunt here.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Pawniard45Dark/Steel
Pawniard45Dark/Steel
Pawniard45Dark/Steel
Reward:$1800

Move west and battle the second Grunt in this room.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Scraggy46Dark/Fighting
Liepard46Dark
Reward:$1840

Enter the north-west teleportation pad and press the button. Head back. Exit the room and enter the central western room. Talk to the woman here and she'll tell you about Zekrom and Reshiram. Exit and enter the north-west room. Move west and take on the first Grunt here.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Garbodor47Poison
Reward:$1880

Move west and battle the second Grunt in this room.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Whirlipede46Bug/Poison
Watchog46Normal
Reward:$1840

Use the north-west teleportation pad to teleport to the button. Press it and teleport back. Exit and enter the north-east room. The Grunt here won't battle you. Move to the south-east corner of the room and you'll find the Magmarizer. Leave the room and enter the central eastern room. Move east and take on the first Grunt.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Weezing47Poison
Reward:$1880

Continue east and battle the next Grunt.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Krokorok46Ground/Dark
Raticate46Normal
Reward:$1840

Now enter the north-western teleportation pad and press the button. Go back and exit the room. Enter the south-east room. Move east and take on the Grunt here.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Deino45Dark/Dragon
Deino45Dark/Dragon
Sneasel45Dark/Ice
Reward:$1800

Enter the south-east teleportation pad and press the button. All four buttons have now been pushed! You can now access the Storage Room! Before continuing on, I'd recommend healing your Pokemon once more. Once you're ready, enter the room north of the steps taking you down to B1F. Head north through the room and enter the teleportation pad at the end.

You're in a room with Zinzolin and one of his Grunts. Move up and he'll notice you. After talking for a while, Hugh will finally arrive. The two of you will team up against Zinzolin and the Grunt. Hugh will have the same party as before when you participated in the other Double Battle. The battle is on!

Double Battle: Team Plasma Zinzolin and Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Zinzolin's Party
Cryogonal48Ice
Cryogonal48Ice
Weavile50Dark/Ice
Grunt's Party
Liepard45Dark
Watchog45Normal
Scolipede45Bug/Poison
Reward:$10800

You will talk with Zinzolin. Eventually two Shadow Triad members will appear and you'll black out. You'll head to a cutscene where the Plasma Frigate will fly up into the air and sail away. You'll awake back on the Route 21 beach. Cheren will appear. Now it's time to head back to Route 22 and onwards to Giant Chasm! Fly back to Humilau City and heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center, then head all the way through Route 22 to the at the end. Head into it and you'll be in Giant Chasm.

Giant Chasm - Main Cave

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ClefairyNormal15%44-46Anywhere
DelibirdWater/Flying5%47Anywhere
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%46Anywhere
PiloswineIce/Ground25%44-46Anywhere
SneaselDark/Ice20%44Anywhere
SolrockRock/Psychic10%46Anywhere
VanillishIce15%45-47Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel100%44-47Dust Cloud
BasculinWater70%35-50Water
SeelWater30%35-50Water
BasculinWater30%35-50Rippling Water
DewgongWater/Ice10%40-50Rippling Water
SeelWater60%35-50Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PoliwrathWater/Fighting5%50-70Fishing Spots

Head south until you reach the pair of Grunts. Hugh will appear behind and a Grunt will appear to your south. The pair of grunts will leave and you'll talk with the third Grunt. Hugh will leave, with the Grunt leaving soon after. Continue on south until you reach the boulder. Use Strength on it and push it into the hole. Move north to the water and use Surf on it. Follow it north to the very end and grab the TM13 - Ice Beam there. Now Surf back south until you reach the path leading west. Move onto it and follow it to the stairs. Move to the south edge of the area and head west past the doorway leading outside. Now turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the nearby Star Piece hidden in a rock. Move back to the south-most path and continue west.

When the path veers north, follow it. Strength will still be activated, so push the next boulder into the hole and collect the Max Repel behind it. Take the path north to the very north end of this area, past the two Grunts blocking an exit. At the north-west corner, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the hidden Ultra Ball. Continue east along the northern path and push the next boulder into its hole. Grab the Star Piece behind it. Keep heading east.

You'll reach another boulder. Push it into the hole and find the hidden Ice Gem behind it with your Dowsing MCHN. That's absolutely everything there is to do here. Move back around to the centre of the southern edge of the area. Let's head through the door on the south edge of the area, the one that's not down the stairs.

Giant Chasm - Route 13 Entrance

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ClefairyNormal15%45-47Tall Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%44Tall Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%45Tall Grass
PelipperWater/Flying20%45Tall Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%46Tall Grass
TangelaGrass30%44-45Tall Grass
VanillishIce10%45-47Tall Grass
ClefairyNormal15%50-52Dark Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%49Dark Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%50Dark Grass
PelipperWater/Flying20%50Dark Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%51Dark Grass
TangelaGrass30%49-50Dark Grass
VanillishIce10%50-52Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%44-47Shaking Grass
ClefableNormal5%47Shaking Grass
TangrowthGrass10%47Shaking Grass
VanilluxeIce5%47Shaking Grass

You'll be outside of the Giant Chasm. There's a few items to collect here. Move up the steps to your north-east first. Grab the Yellow Shard halfway up, then continue to the top. There's a wooden lookout here, with a hidden Moon Stone on it. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find it. Move back to the entrance to the cave and take the stairs leading east instead. When you reach the top, follow the path back around west and continue west through the Dark Grass. There's a hidden Max Potion at the end, in the grass. Head back out of the grass.

You'll see a path leading south. This will take you to Route 13. You can head there if you really want, but we have more important things to do! There are a couple of items that you can only get from this entrance though. Follow the path south until you reach some stairs leading down to the water. Head down and run through the shallows to grab the Hyper Potion. There's also a Heart Scale hidden in a rock here. Head back into the cave. Head down the steps and enter the other doorway leading out of the cave there.

Giant Chasm - Crater Forest

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ClefairyNormal20%45Tall Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%44Tall Grass
DittoNormal15%45-47Tall Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%46Tall Grass
MetangSteel/Psychic10%45-47Tall Grass
PiloswineIce/Ground30%44-46Tall Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%46Tall Grass
ClefairyNormal20%50Dark Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%49Dark Grass
DittoNormal15%50-52Dark Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%51Dark Grass
MetangSteel/Psychic10%50-52Dark Grass
PiloswineIce/Ground30%49-51Dark Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%51Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%44-47Shaking Grass
ClefableNormal5%47Shaking Grass
MamoswineIce/Ground5%47Shaking Grass
MetagrossSteel/Psychic5%47Shaking Grass

Head north and you'll see Hugh watching a couple of Old Team Plasma Members facing off against New Team Plasma. Hugh, the reckless bastard, will scream at them all to get their attention. He'll shout at them and the Old Team Plasma Members will be rather confused. A couple of New Team Plasma Grunts will move up to you and Hugh and take you on. You're each fighting a single battle though.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Weezing47Poison
Muk47Poison
Reward:$1880

The New Team Plasma Grunts will back off and the leader of Old Team Plasma will speak with you and hand you a Max Revive. More New Team Plasma Grunts will appear from the north-east. Old Team Plasma will hold them off and Hugh will run off to the north-east. Now you can head after him yourself!

First though, head west into the Dark Grass. Move through it the south-west corner and collect the Razor Claw there. Move out of the Dark Grass and move around the right side of the Old and New Team Plasma Members. Instead of following after Hugh immediately, head north-west through the Tall Grass. At the north-west corner you'll find a Moon Stone. Move back to the Team Plasma Members and now head east through the trees, after Hugh. Move up the icy steps onto the ice.

I'll give you directions on how to navigate the ice. After you're on it, move east, east again, north, west, south, west, south, south, south again, then east. You're now on the Plasma Frigate again!

Plasma Frigate - Giant Chasm

If you're playing Black Version 2, read on. If not, skip to the Plasma Frigate - Giant Chasm, White Version 2 section.

Plasma Frigate - Giant Chasm, Black Version 2

Hugh will be handling all of the Team Plasma Grunts near the entrance himself, so head south and move through the doorway there. You'll find yourself ambushed by two Grunts who'll take you on from either side. Double Battle!

Double Battle: Team Plasma Grunt and Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Male Grunt's Party
Trubbish46Poison
Garbodor46Poison
Golbat46Poison/Flying
Female Grunt's Party
Scraggy46Dark/Fighting
Scrafty46Dark/Fighting
Whirlipede46Bug/Poison
Reward:$3680

Move onto the teleportation pad to your south. After teleporting, you'll be immediately stopped by another Grunt, but he'll just talk to you and won't challenge you to a battle. Let's head south-west and take the Grunt there on.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Skorupi45Poison/Bug
Foongus45Grass/Poison
Golbat45Poison/Flying
Reward:$1800

Now move back north-east and instead head south-east to the Grunt there to take him on too.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Krookodile47Ground/Dark
Reward:$1880

Now move south, and move onto the walkway to the south. You'll move onto the button and the walkways will move. Now head west, then north. Grab the Zinc there, then head south all the way to the platform on the other side. Head east along this platform. Take on the Grunt here.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Raticate47Normal
Watchog47Normal
Reward:$1880

Move over and talk to the Doctor to take him on.

Trainer Battle: Doctor
PokemonLevelType
Leavanny49Bug/Grass
Reward:$2940

After defeating the Doctor, he'll heal your Pokemon. Awesome! Come back any time for healing! Head down the steps to the north leading down to the lower area. Move north, then east and you'll find a Power Band. Move back up to the Doctor, then head west to the other side of the platform and battle the Grunt there.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Krokorok47Ground/Dark
Krookodile47Ground/Dark
Reward:$1880

Grab the Max Revive and the Max Elixir to his south-west. Move north and head down the stairs to the lower level. Follow the path created north until you reach the Grunt at the end. Talk to her to battle her.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Trubbish46Poison
Zangoose46Normal
Reward:$1840

The Grunt will give you the Plasma Card, yes! You can now go ahead and continue onto the next part of the ship by inputting the Plasma Card password into the machine north of where you teleported into the area. First though, it's assumed that you'll want to take on the other Grunts in this area first. Move south and move back up the steps. Move along the walkway next to the top of the stairs and press the button. Move east, then south back onto the main platform to the south. Head west and move back down the steps to the lower area. Follow the created path west to the first Grunt you can battle here.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Scolipede47Bug/Poison
Reward:$1880

Continue north to the very end and battle the Grunt there.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Scrafty47Dark/Fighting
Reward:$1880

Backtrack back to the steps. Move back up them. Now move down the centre of the three walkways leading north. Move past the first intersection to the second one and head east. Move over and press the button. Now move south and press the next button. Head west, then south, back onto the south platform. Move down the eastern steps to the level below. Head east and take on the Grunt there.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Drapion47Poison/Dark
Reward:$1880

Head north until you reach the final Grunt.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Grunt
PokemonLevelType
Grimer46Poison
Seviper46Poison
Reward:$1840

It's time to head back. Move back south and move up the steps. Heal your Pokemon by talking to the Doctor, if you need to. Take the centre walkway again, this time heading west at the first intersection and moving onto the button. Now head south, back to the main south platform. Take the centre walkway again, but this time take the first intersection east. Move onto the button at the next intersection. Now move north and stand on the button there. Now move west, then south and head back to the south platform. Move onto the western walkway and press the button at the first intersection. Now move east, north, east and stand on the next button. Continue north off onto the north platform. Head back to the teleportation pad and move over to the PC to the north-west of it. Use it and select 'Yes' to input the password. Enter the code Zekrom (or Reshiram if you're playing White 2). Once you've written it out, press the 'Enter' button and the barriers will be removed.

Head north and you'll come upon Kyurem. Zinzolin will suddenly appear to your south. He will speak with you and then challenge you to a battle again.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Zinzolin
PokemonLevelType
Cryogonal49Ice
Cryogonal49Ice
Weavile51Dark/Ice
Reward:$9180

Once Zinzolin's been owned, you may want to head back to the Doctor and heal yourself. Do so, then backtrack to where Zinzolin is. From there, head north, then east and enter the teleportation pad there. You'll now be in the helm of the ship and you'll find none other than.... Colress! He'll move down the steps and await your challenge. Move up to him and talk to initiate the battle.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Colress
PokemonLevelType
Magneton50Electric/Steel
Beheeyem50Psychic
Metang50Steel/Psychic
Magnezone50Electric/Steel
Klinklang52Steel
Reward:$10400

After the battle, answer 'Yes' or 'No' to Colress' question, continue the dialogue until it ends, then head back through the teleportation pad. Once more heal your Pokemon at the Doctor if you need, then head back to where Zinzolin is. Instead of taking the path right to the north of Zinzolin, this time let's take the path left. There'll be a Grunt guarding the path, but will run away like a little girl when you try talking to him. Move through and stand on the teleportation pad.

You'll wind up in Ghetsis' room, with Ghetsis in it! This is the first time you've met him all game. After a stupidly long monologue, he'll call in one of the Shadow Triads and leave. Hugh will appear and you'll begin a single battle with the Shadow Triad member.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Shadow
PokemonLevelType
Pawniard49Dark/Steel
Pawniard49Dark/Steel
Absol51Dark
Reward:$5100

After defeating the first Shadow Triad member, the other two will appear, one to your east and one to your south. Talk to either of them to battle them. You need to defeat both before you can proceed. You can also go back and have the Doctor heal you if you're desperate for it. Let's take on the east Shadow Triad member first.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Shadow
PokemonLevelType
Pawniard49Dark/Steel
Pawniard49Dark/Steel
Banette51Ghost
Reward:$9180

Now take on the one to the south.

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Shadow
PokemonLevelType
Pawniard49Dark/Steel
Pawniard49Dark/Steel
Accelgor51Bug
Reward:$9180

After defeating all three of them, they'll vanish. Hugh will say a few words. Now go back and heal your Pokemon at the Doctor, then follow the stairs down and out the door. You're back outside! It's time to hunt Ghetsis down!

Giant Chasm - Crater Forest Again

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ClefairyNormal20%45Tall Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%44Tall Grass
DittoNormal15%45-47Tall Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%46Tall Grass
MetangSteel/Psychic10%45-47Tall Grass
PiloswineIce/Ground30%44-46Tall Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%46Tall Grass
ClefairyNormal20%50Dark Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%49Dark Grass
DittoNormal15%50-52Dark Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%51Dark Grass
MetangSteel/Psychic10%50-52Dark Grass
PiloswineIce/Ground30%49-51Dark Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%51Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%44-47Shaking Grass
ClefableNormal5%47Shaking Grass
MamoswineIce/Ground5%47Shaking Grass
MetagrossSteel/Psychic5%47Shaking Grass

Slide south, to the stairs. Move down them and slide south once more. Now slide east, north, east, north, east, south, west, south, east, north, then east onto the steps. Now move east, south, east, south, east onto the last set of stairs before you're off the ice. Once you're off, follow the path north. Continue following it when it bends west. You'll reach some stairs. When you do, move up them and into the cave at the top.

Giant Chasm - Crater Forest Cave

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ClefairyNormal15%44-46Anywhere
DelibirdWater/Flying5%47Anywhere
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%46Anywhere
PiloswineIce/Ground25%44-46Anywhere
SneaselDark/Ice20%44Anywhere
SolrockRock/Psychic10%46Anywhere
VanillishIce15%45-47Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel100%44-47Dust Cloud
BasculinWater70%35-50Water
SeelWater30%35-50Water
BasculinWater30%35-50Rippling Water
DewgongWater/Ice10%40-50Rippling Water
SeelWater60%35-50Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PoliwrathWater/Fighting5%50-70Fishing Spots

Follow this cave, moving up and down the steps. Move through the doorway at the end, into the next area. Continue north and you'll have caught up with Ghetsis in a clearing within the cave. He'll summon Kyurem from the Frigate, which he has under his control. Kyurem will go nuts, but N will fly in on Reshiram! What an unexpected turn of events! The pair of them will talk, things will happen and you'll switch to a cutscene of Kyurem and Reshiram facing off against each other. Reshiram will be bound by Kyurem before fusing with it! Black Kyurem will be formed!

N and Ghetsis will continue talking. When they stop, guess whose job it is to stop Black Kyurem! Move up to it and interact with it to begin the battle. Thankfully, it's not all that difficult.

Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Black Kyurem55Dragon/Ice
  • Black Kyurem cannot be caught during this battle

Reshiram will reappear and Kyurem will have disappeared. Guess what? Ghetsis is now raging and comes at you! Your Pokemon will automatically be healed before the battle. Game on!

Trainer Battle: Team Plasma Ghetsis
PokemonLevelType
Cofagrigus50Ghost
Seismitoad50Water/Ground
Eelektross50Electric
Drapion50Poison/Dark
Toxicroak50Poison/Fighting
Hydreigon52Dark/Dragon
Reward:$9360

After beating Ghetsis, he can't suspend disbelief. He gets extremely agitated and angry and calls one of the Shadow Triad who then causes them both to vanish. N will talk with you and will eventually leave with his Reshiram. Hugh will follow in closely behind, but will have missed everything! Answer his question and continue speaking with him. When you're done feel free to leave the cave.

Giant Chasm - Crater Forest Once More

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ClefairyNormal20%45Tall Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%44Tall Grass
DittoNormal15%45-47Tall Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%46Tall Grass
MetangSteel/Psychic10%45-47Tall Grass
PiloswineIce/Ground30%44-46Tall Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%46Tall Grass
ClefairyNormal20%50Dark Grass
DelibirdIce/Flying5%49Dark Grass
DittoNormal15%50-52Dark Grass
LunatoneRock/Psychic10%51Dark Grass
MetangSteel/Psychic10%50-52Dark Grass
PiloswineIce/Ground30%49-51Dark Grass
SolrockRock/Psychic10%51Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%44-47Shaking Grass
ClefableNormal5%47Shaking Grass
MamoswineIce/Ground5%47Shaking Grass
MetagrossSteel/Psychic5%47Shaking Grass

Outside, the Frigate will have left, leaving a mess of destroyed trees. That said, there's a few items you can get here that you couldn't get before. Move down the steps, head east, then south when you reach the corner. Continue down until you see the gap in the trees taking you west and head through them into the clearing where the Frigate was. Feel free to talk to the Old Team Plasma members. Once you're done, move into the Dark Grass a far way to their north-east. Move through to the other side. You'll notice an item to your south, between the dead trees. There's a little gap between the eastern-most dead tree and the wall of trees east of it. Move through this gap and grab the item, which happens to be a mega awesome PP Up!

Backtrack back to the Old Team Plasma people and head into the Tall Grass just west of them. Move through it and head north into the Dark Grass. Move over and grab TM03 - Psyshock then once again head back to Old Team Plasma. To their south-west is even more Dark Grass. Head south through this, then head east through the next patch. Once you're past it, follow the thin path east through the trees. At the very end is a Star Piece. Grab it then skip merrily back to Old Team Plasma.

Move north from Old Team Plasma. The first path of Tall Grass (not Dark Grass) you reach, move east through it. Now move south-west down to the thin gap through the trees. Move through it then jump over the ledge taking you north. Follow the path around and move through the Tall Grass between the trees. From there, head north-east between the two patches of Dark Grass, then west into the north-west of the two patches. You'll see a Carbos here. Grab it then head back through the Dark Grass. Now move east through the other patch of Dark Grass. Once you're past it, you'll find another item, a Sun Stone. Move back into the Dark Grass and head north until you're out of it. There'll be a ledge to your right. Jump over it. Follow the path back around to the clearing and head back to Old Team Plasma one last time.

Now head south a little, then west into and through the Tall Grass. Once you're past it, head south to the stairs. Move up them back into the cave. Move up the steps, then south down to the southern wall. Follow the wall west. When you reach the corner turning north, continue to follow it. Continue until you reach the exit out of the cave to your left. Move through it and you'll be in Route 23!

Route 23

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BouffalantNormal25%49-51Tall Grass
MienfooFighting15%48Tall Grass
GligarGround/Flying10%49Tall Grass
AmoongussGrass/Poison10%49Tall Grass
GolduckWater10%50Tall Grass
BouffalantNormal25%54-56Dark Grass
MienshaoFighting15%53Dark Grass
GligarGround/Flying10%54Dark Grass
AmoongussGrass/Poison10%54Dark Grass
GolduckWater10%55Dark Grass
AudinoNormal80%48-51Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%49Shaking Grass
GliscorGround/Flying5%51Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%40-55Water
BuizelWater30%40-55Water
BasculinWater30%40-55Rippling Water
BuizelWater60%40-55Rippling Water
FloatzelWater10%45-55Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PoliwrathWater/Fighting5%50-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
SawkFighting25%48-49Tall Grass
VullabyDark/Flying5%47Tall Grass
SawkFighting25%53-54Dark Grass
VullabyDark/Flying5%52Dark Grass
ThrohFighting5%51Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
ThrohFighting25%48-49Tall Grass
RuffletDark/Flying5%47Tall Grass
ThrohFighting25%53-54Dark Grass
RuffletDark/Flying5%52Dark Grass
SawkFighting5%51Shaking Grass

Last Route before the Pokemon League! Whoa! Move up the stairs to your north and enter the shack. The woman inside will heal your Pokemon when you talk to her. Feel free to come back to here anytime during this Route to have your Pokemon healed. Head back outside. Head west to the bridge. When you reach, head south along the stream. You'll reach a small tree that can be Cut down to get to a Heart Scale. Alternatively, you can Surf around to it and grab it. Use one of these methods to retrieve it, then head back to the bridge.

Head over the bridge and follow the stream north. You'll be stopped by a Battle Girl who'll challenge you to a battle.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Jun
PokemonLevelType
Throh53Fighting
Reward:$1696

Move around the Battle Girl and continue north, following the stream along. Keep going until you reach the Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Taiki
PokemonLevelType
Emolga53Electric/Flying
Jellicent53Water/Ghost
Reward:$3180

Once he's defeated, head east through the small gap between the cliff face and a rock, then head north. Continue to follow the stream along. You'll reach a Hiker, who you can battle.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Tamotsu
PokemonLevelType
Piloswine51Ice/Ground
Probopass51Rock/Steel
Reward:$1632

Once the battle's over, continue east under the bridge, over to the stairs. Continue east past the stairs over to the stream. You'll see a shack on the other side of it. Surf across and enter the shack. Talk to the man inside and he'll give you TM35 - Flamethrower. Exit and Surf back to the stairs. Head up them to the Ace Trainer above. If you head up the left side of the stairs, you won't be challenged by the trainer at the top.

If you wish to, you can head straight to Victory Road now. Head west from the top of the steps along the dirt path. Continue under the bridge and you'll reach some stairs leading north. Move around the Pokemon Ranger to avoide the battle and head up them. If you do, you'll be in Victory Road! Feel free to skip ahead to that section. If you want to explore the rest of Route 23 though, read on!

First, let's battle the Ace Trainer at the top of the steps.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Kotono
PokemonLevelType
Swanna53Water/Flying
Galvantula53Bug/Electric
Reward:$3180

Head over the bridge east of the Ace Trainer and turn on your Dowsing MCHN. Use it to find the Rare Candy in the south-west corner of the area on the other side. Head back to the Ace Trainer. Head over the bridge just west and south of the trainer. The 'item' in the Tall Grass here is actually an Amoonguss.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Amoonguss52Grass/Poison

Now let's head over the next bridge leading south. Move over to the big, totally inconspicuous leaf and a Pokemon Ranger will jump out and valiantly challenge you to a battle of Pokemon.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Sutibu
PokemonLevelType
Stunfisk52Ground/Electric
Amoonguss52Grass/Poison
Reward:$3120

Note: After defeating Sutibu, he'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

Grab the TM05 behind the Ranger, which contains Roar. Now head back over the bridge and battle the Black Belt to your east.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Shinpei
PokemonLevelType
Sawk53Fighting
Reward:$1696

Continue along the path (head through the Tall Grass around the Black Belt if he's blocked you from moving through normally) and continue along the path south. When you reach the bridge taking you east, stop and turn on your Dowsing MCHN. Use it to check the rock south-east of the bridge to find a Star Piece. Now continue south to the end of the path. You'll find some Iron at the end. Now head back to the bridge and head over it.

Once you're over the bridge, head south through the Tall Grass. When you reach the small tree, use Cut on it and head through the gap. Head back north and grab the item near the ledge, which happens to be another Star Piece. Drop down the ledge and head back over the bridge. If you don't have Cut, you can take the long way to the very southern end of the path and then move north up the western path to the Star Piece.

Once you're back over the bridge, head north, past the Black Belt. Head over the bridge past him taking you back north. Now let's head north along the dirt path. You'll reach a Pokemon Ranger near some stairs. Interact with her if you wish to partake in a battle.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Rena
PokemonLevelType
Floatzel53Water
Lucario53Fighting/Steel
Reward:$3180

Note: After defeating Rena, she'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

Continue west past Rena until you reach the small tree. Cut it and move through the first patch of Tall Grass. From there, head south-west over to the stairs. Move up them and grab the Full Heal. Move back down the steps and use Strength on the boulder at the foot of them and push it south into the hole. move back north-east over to where the small tree is. Now move west into the gap in the trees. When the gap splits in two, take the bottom of the two paths. Follow it along until you come upon a Hiker who's looking for someone to battle.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Tomotaka
PokemonLevelType
Boldore53Rock
Aggron53Steel/Rock
Reward:$1696

Cut the tree near him. Move south through the gap you just created. To your south-west is another boulder which can be pushed. Push it south two tiles, then head west along the thin path. You'll eventually reach an Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Miki
PokemonLevelType
Scolipede54Grass/Poison
Arcanine54Fire
Reward:$3240

Move back to where the Hiker is. There's an Amoonguss in the patch of Tall Grass to your west, which you can battle if you wish to.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Amoonguss56Grass/Poison

Once you're done, continue following the path west, which will double back on itself and head east before turning north. At the end is a Black Belt. Move up behind him and talk to him to begin the battle.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Tetsuji
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr53Fighting
Scrafty53Dark/Fighting
Reward:$1696

Move all the way back to the Hiker and continue back east over to the small tree. Use Cut on it and move through the gap. Follow the path taking you east until you reach the end. When you do, turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the Ultra Ball. Head back west and when the two paths split, take the northern of the two. Head west and an Ace Trainer will stop and challenge you.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Kento
PokemonLevelType
Magmar54Fire
Mamoswine54Ice/Ground
Reward:$3240

Head back around and take the southern of the two split paths. Now head west all the way past the Ace Trainer to the Black Belt. Just before the blackbelt is a hidden little path, just north of the path of Tall Grass. Move up into it then head west up the stairs. Move over until you reach the stairs leading back down and find the HP Up at the end. Now backtrack to the main path and continue onto the Black Belt.

Continue until you reach the small tree. When you do, use Cut on it, move through the gap and head south through the Tall Grass. Continue all the way through it to the other side and grab the Calcium at the end of the path here. Move north back through the Tall Grass until you see the ledge to your east. Move through the gap and jump over the ledge.

Move east and head down the steps to the pond below. Use Surf and head across it to the eastern side. Now head east, not taking the stairs. You'll see a boulder than can be pushed into a hole. Do so, then head up the stairs past them. There's a boulder to your west which you should push one tile west. Now head back down the steps that you just came up and head back to the water. Move up the stairs near the water and jump over the ledge at the top. Now push the boulder two tiles north. Move around back to the water and Surf back to the north-western shore.

Move back up the steps and head east and push the boulder one tile east. Now push it one tile north, into the hole. There's a boulder just east of the boulder that you pushed into the hole. If you pushed it a little way south before, you'll be able to push it east now. Push it east into the hole there.

There's another boulder to the south-east of the hole that you just pushed the last one into. Push this one one tile east. Now, assuming you pushed the boulder to its north into the hole before, move around and over it so that you can push the boulder south. Push it south all the way into the hole, then move over it and push the final boulder east. That's that puzzle done!

First, let's head back west. When you're near the steps, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Yellow Shard hidden in the rock near the edge of a small cliff. Head back to where you pushed the last boulder into the hole. Head over it and up the stairs. You'll find a Battle Girl running around some trees here. Challenge her to a duel! I mean, battle.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Chisato
PokemonLevelType
Gurdurr53Fighting
Mienshao53Fighting
Reward:$1696

Once she's defeated, you'll have defeated every trainer in Route 23! There's not much left to do now. First grab the item sitting to the left of the rock to the Battle Girl's east. It's obscured by a tree and will turn out to be a Max Potion. Now, continue east until you reach the bridge and head north over it. On the other side is an item hidden between the Tall Grass. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find it. It turns out to be a PP Up! Now head west over the next bridge. Head through the Dark Grass on the other side to find TM12 - Taunt. Now head back over both bridge, back past the Battle Girl and down the stairs.

Move through the Tall Grass just left of the stairs, leading north. The item near the start of the patch of Tall Grass is actually another Amoonguss.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Amoonguss56Grass/Poison

Continue through the patch. Towards the end you'll see another item (which is actually an item) sitting snugly in the Tall Grass. Move over and grab it. You'll find that it's a Green Shard. Now head east and jump over the ledge. You're back relatively close to the entrance to Victory Road. Move back east and you'll see the female Pokemon Ranger near the stairs. Head up the stairs to enter the final area before the Pokemon League!

Victory Road - Entrance

Once you've move up the stairs into Victory Road, follow the black and white path north. You'll come upon N who will speak with you for a while before eventually giving you HM05 - Waterfall. You can use this to move up waterfalls, allowing you to explore areas that you wouldn't have been able to access before, including some that you've had to skip in previous places in Unova. All of these areas are listed in the Waterfall Required Areas section. Feel free to check it out if you so wish to.

N will leave soon after. Now follow the path west. Each time you move between two of the pillars, it will check to see if you have the badge that that pillar represents. If you do, it will light up and you'll be able to continue onto the next pillar.

At this point, you have all eight Gym Badges, so getting through will be no problem. Once you've moved through all of them, follow the path north to the main gate. You'll watch the gate light up, before sliding down into the ground. Once it has, move past it and north to the entrance to Victory Road itself. Just east of the entrance is somewhat of a makeshift Pokemon Center, outfitted with a Nurse, PC and Poke Mart. Head inside and heal your Pokemon and restock items if you wish to, then head back outside.

First, let's head east. You'll see a line of trees moving between two cliffs, move between the trees and the north of the two cliffs (yes, there's an obscured path here). Follow the path all the way along and you'll find TM01 - Hone Claws at the end. Grab it, then backtrack all the way back to the entrance of the Pokemon Center.

Just south of the ledge to the south-east is a path leading to a few nice items. Move into it and take the south past first. At the end of the path is a hidden Iron. Now head back and take the west path. When you reach the two trees, you'll see a path leading east on the opposite side, with a rock at the end. Move over to and check this rock to find a Dusk Stone. Head back to the main path, then continue south, then east. When you see the first path leading south along this path, take it and head to its end. You'll find a PP Up there. Head back to the path and continue east. Take the second path leading south when you reach it.

Follow this path to the grassy part. When you reach it, head east and then head north up the eastern side of the area. Continue following it north-west until you reach the item just before the ledge. Grab the item, which turns out to be a Star Piece, then jump down the ledge. Head west and enter Victory Road itself.

Victory Road - Black 2 Version

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 north over the first bridge to the first trainer, an Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Tomoya
PokemonLevelType
Golurk55Ground/Ghost
Sigilyph55Psychic/Flying
Reward:$3300

Continue north until you reach the boulder. Use Strength on it and move it west one tile, then push it north into the hole. Move over the boulder and continue until you reach the bridge heading west. Move over it and take on the Psychic on the other side.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Mizuki
PokemonLevelType
Lampent54Ghost/Fire
Musharna54Psychic
Reward:$1728

From there, move north through the doorway so that you're back outside.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
AltariaDragon/Flying20%49-50Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying80%47-50Tall Grass
AltariaDragon/Flying20%54-55Dark Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying80%52-55Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%47-50Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%49Shaking Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%50Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%35-50Water
BuizelWater30%35-50Water
BasculinWater30%35-50Rippling Water
BuizelWater60%35-50Rippling Water
FloatzelWater10%40-50Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

First, head east into the Dark Grass ahead. Continue until you reach the item. Grab the Full Restore. Follow the path north around to the stairs and move down them. Head over to the water and head onto it using Surf. Head west under the bridge until you reach the shore with the stairs on it. Move onto the shore and head up the stairs. Take on the Veteran here.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Asuke
PokemonLevelType
Sigilyph55Psychic/Flying
Crobat55Poison/Flying
Reward:$4400

From there, grab the Ultra Ball to her south and move up the next set of stairs. Follow the path north until you reach the Doctor.

Trainer Battle: Doctor Teruyuki
PokemonLevelType
Clefable54Normal
Reward:$3240

After beating the Doctor, he'll heal your Pokemon. You can come back and talk to him at any time to have your Pokemon healed. Move east and take on the next Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Suguru
PokemonLevelType
Whimsicott55Grass
Unfezant55Normal/Flying
Reward:$3300

Move over and grab the Max Repel to the east. Move north-east over to the stairs and head down them. There's one last Ace Trainer in this area and she's here.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Shelly
PokemonLevelType
Swoobat55Psychic/Flying
Lilligant55Grass
Reward:$3300

Heading south over the bridge here will simply lead you back to the part of Victory Road that you just came from. Instead head back to where the Doctor is and enter the nearby cave.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock80%41-44Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground20%43-44Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel80%41-44Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%41-44Dust Cloud

Inside, you'll find hidden item in the little alcove to your north (use the Dowsing MCHN to find it if you need). When you grab it, you'll find out that it's a Max Revive. Now head west. When the path splits into two, take the southern one and you'll be challenged by a female Ace Trainer when you're partway down it.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Sayaka
PokemonLevelType
Heatmor55Fire
Galvantula55Bug/Electric
Reward:$3300

Now move back around and head down the north of the two paths. Talk to the male Ace Trainer at the end to initiate a battle.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Yuji
PokemonLevelType
Durant55Bug/Steel
Ferrothorn55Grass/Steel
Reward:$3300

Once he's defeated, follow the path west. Head up the stairs. You'll find yourself in the middle of four possible paths. Take the one south first and continue until you reach the exit to this area.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
AltariaDragon/Flying20%49-50Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying80%47-50Tall Grass
AltariaDragon/Flying20%54-55Dark Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying80%52-55Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%47-50Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%49Shaking Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%50Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%35-50Water
BuizelWater30%35-50Water
BasculinWater30%35-50Rippling Water
BuizelWater60%35-50Rippling Water
FloatzelWater10%40-50Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%40-70Fishing Spots
PolitoedWater5%50-70Fishing Spots

Outside, you'll immediately be stopped by a female Backpacker who will ask if you'd like to battle!

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Mayoi
PokemonLevelType
Sawsbuck54Normal/Grass
Reward:$1296

Head over the stream to the other side by using Surf. Grab the Escape Rope there then head back onto the water. If you haven't already, I'd suggest teaching one of your Pokemon Waterfall so that you can explore bonus areas. If you have a Pokemon with Waterfall, use it to head down the waterfall to your south. At the bottom of the waterfall, follow the stream east and continue following it until you reach the very end. You'll find a cave there. Move onto the ground and enter 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

You're back in the first area, but you can take on trainers that you couldn't before. Move down the steps to your south and head out onto the water. Head south until you reach the point where the paths split, one leading west and one south. The west path is blocked off, so head south and continue under the bridge. Keep going until you reach some ground at the very end that you can move onto. Head up the stairs and take on the two Veterans here, in a double battle!

Double Battle: Veteran Claude and Veteran Cecil
PokemonLevelType
Claude's Party
Braviary55Normal/Flying
Carracosta55Water/Rock
Cecil's Party
Mandibuzz55Dark/Flying
Archeops55Rock/Flying
Combined Reward:$8800

Once the Veteran couple are defeated, move east then turn around and head up the stairs taking you west. At the end is TM93 - Wild Charge patiently waiting for you to pick it up. Do so, then head back east and jump over the ledge. There's a Psychic circling a hole in the floor. Move over and take him on!

Trainer Battle: Psychic Al
PokemonLevelType
Metang54Steel/Psychic
Cofagrigus54Ghost
Reward:$1728

Continue north from the Psychic, past the large crack taking up all but the very eastern side of the path. Head up to where the Ace Trainer is and take her on.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Hitomi
PokemonLevelType
Driftblim55Ghost/Flying
Claydol55Ground/Psychic
Reward:$3300

Now head south, then east over the ledge. You can now head back outside to your south to heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center. Now head all the way back to the part of Victory Road where there is the intersection with the four paths to choose from.

This time, take the western stairs. Head south-west and over to a suspicuous rock. Check it to find a Full Restore. As usual, use your Dowsing MCHN if you need helping finding it (That's what it's there for!). Continue heading west until you reach the Veteran near an exit to the cave.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Abram
PokemonLevelType
Gigalith55Rock
Skarmory55Steel/Flying
Reward:$4400

Head through the doorway to the exterior of the cave!

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
RoseliaGrass/Poison30%48-50Tall Grass
RoseliaGrass/Poison30%53-55Dark Grass
AudinoNormal80%47-50Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%49Shaking Grass
RoseradeGrass/Poison5%50Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
CottoneeGrass70%47-50Tall Grass
CottoneeGrass70%52-55Dark Grass
WhimsicottGrass5%50Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
PetililGrass70%47-50Tall Grass
PetililGrass70%52-55Dark Grass
LilligantGrass5%50Shaking Grass

Head east through the Dark Grass here. Grab the Max Repel at the southern tip then snake your way back and forth down the stairs. You'll eventually reach an Ace Trainer who, naturally, wants to battle.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Hitoshi
PokemonLevelType
Swanna55Water/Flying
Ampharos55Electric
Reward:$3300

Once he's defeated, head down the steps and out onto the water using Surf. Head south to the shore there. Move onto it, up the stairs, through the Dark Grass and through the trees into the forest.

Take the western-most of the three paths leading south. Follow it through the Tall Grass to the small tree at the end. Use Cut on it and continue through the Dark Grass down to the Full Restore at the bottom. Collect it then move back north to the entrance. This time take the eastern path south and allow yourself to battle the Ace Trainer here.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Hikaru
PokemonLevelType
Darmanitan55Fire
Tangrowth55Grass
Reward:$3300

Head into the Dark Grass to your east and head north-east through it to the end, where an item resides. It's a lovely little Ultra Ball. Pick it up, head back through the Dark Grass and continue south. You'll reach some steps back down to the first cave of Victory Road. There's actually nothing else to do in this area, so you can backtrack if you want or head through the cave and backtrack from there. This walkthrough will assume that you'll backtrack by taking the cave. Head inside.

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

Once inside, head south over the bridge. You'll see a boulder here. Use Strength to first push it west so that you can move around and be able to push it south. Push it two tiles west, then one tile south, then push it east until it's just north of the hole. Push it south into it. Now head east over the bridge, then south until you reach the ledge to your east. Jump over it. You can now head back outside to your south and heal yourself at the Pokemon Center. Once you're ready, head back through Victory Road until you reach the point where there are four intersection. This time, take the one leading north.

There are two boulders up here, but only the one that can be pushed into a hole, the eastern one. Do so and push it into the hole using Strength. Now head over it and enter the nearby door.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock80%47-50Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground20%49-50Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel80%47-50Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%47Dust Cloud

Inside it's pitch black and you can only see a slight distance around you. You should have a TM that teaches Flash. If you teach this move to a Pokemon and get them to use it like a HM, the area can be temporarily elluminated and the player can navigate with much greater ease. Feel free to teach this to a Pokemon and get them to use it. When it wears off, simply use it again.

Now, head west, then north past the stairs. To your east you'll see an item tucked away here. Grab it to find that it's a magnificent PP Max! Head back to the stairs and move up them. The first rock at the top of the stairs contains a Red Shard that you can collect by interacting with it. Head further east and move down the set of stairs. Use Surf and head out onto the water. Move to the ground at the north-eastern corner of the body of water and jump onto it. Use your Dowsing MCHn to find the hidden Max Elixir here. Surf back to the main area. Head west and move north up the set of stairs. Follow the path around and exit the cave.

Move up the thin set of stairs and grab the Dragon Fang. Now head down the eastern set of stairs and enter the cave there.

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

Move down the first set of steps to your west, then move south until you're noticed by a Veteran. Take him on.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Yugo
PokemonLevelType
Fraxure54Dragon
Zweilous54Dark/Dragon
Flygon54Ground/Dragon
Reward:$4320

Now head down the large staircase leading west. Grab the Dragon Scale at the bottom. If you jump over the ledge and head out of the cave at the bottom, you'll see a Pokemon guarding an entrance to another cave, but there's nothing can do to get in just yet, so instead backtrack to the start of this cave and leave.

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

Head back to where you found the Dragon Fang and continue up the steps taking you north. You'll see a large set of steps leading north with a female Veteran guarding them. These lead to the Pokemon League. We still have a little more to explore first though, so let's get onto that. If you do wish to simply skip ahead to the Pokemon League, feel free to head up. There are still a few trainer battles before you reach it though. If not, let's head west from the large staircase until we find stairs leading back south. Move down them. Continue down the steps until you reach the Battle Girl. Feel free to take her on.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Chigusa
PokemonLevelType
Throh54Fighting
Sawk54Fighting
Reward:$1728

From there, head south down one more set of stairs, then head north-east through the Tall Grass up the small set of steps into an area with a number of rocks in it. One of these rocks contains a Rare Candy. Use the Dowsing MCHN to find it then head back through the tall grass to the south-west, then head south down another set of stairs. There's a Max Revive on this level. Grab it then head on down the mountain. You'll reach another Ace Trainer just before another set of stairs. Take him on.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Yuichi
PokemonLevelType
Zweilous55Dark/Dragon
Eelektross55Electric
Reward:$3300

Continue down to the cave at the bottom and enter it.

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock80%41-44Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground20%43-44Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel80%41-44Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%41-44Dust Cloud

Take on the Pokemon Ranger just inside.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Elle
PokemonLevelType
Magmar54Fire
Camerupt54Fire/Ground
Reward:$3240

Note: After defeating Elle, she'll give you a Rawst Berry.

From there continue east through the cave. When you reach the boulders, push the one still out of the hole into it using Strength. Now head east, over both boulders and continue until you reach the Pokemon Ranger at the end.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Eddie
PokemonLevelType
Electabuzz54Electric
Probopass54Rock/Steel
Reward:$3240

Note: After defeating Eddie, he'll give you a Cheri Berry.

Continue east and head out the door.

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 west and move up the stairs. Head east and continue up the next set and you'll reach the Black Belt here.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Tatsuma
PokemonLevelType
Pinsir54Bug
Heracross54Bug/Fighting
Reward:$1728

To the west of the Black Belt is a Max Elixir, just chillin'. Go over and grab it then head back and continue up the stairs. Once you've moved up the first set, head west, then north-west through the tall grass to the small set of stairs leading into an area with a number of rocks. The north-eastern-most of the rocks contains a Normal Gem. Interact with it to grab it, then head back and head up the rest of the stairs, or at least until you're stopped by that female Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Carroll
PokemonLevelType
Fraxure55Dragon
Vanilluxe55Ice
Reward:$3300

Run up the last set of stairs, then head west until you reach the large set of stairs leading north. Take on the Veteran here so that you can move up them.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Satoe
PokemonLevelType
Zebstrika54Electric
Starmie54Water/Psychic
Sawk54Fighting
Reward:$4320

Head up the stairs and fight that Veteran!

Trainer Battle: Veteran Ginji
PokemonLevelType
Beartic54Ice
Golurk54Ground/Ghost
Throh54Fighting
Reward:$4320

Enter the cave at the top. Head through until you're near the end of it and you'll be stopped by Hugh. He challenges you to one final battle. Let's go!

Rival Battle!

[If Snivy was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Unfezant55Normal/Flying
Simipour55Water
Bouffalant55Normal
Emboar57Fire/Fighting
Reward:$5700

[If Tepig was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Unfezant55Normal/Flying
Simisage55Grass
Bouffalant55Normal
Samurott57Water
Reward:$5700

[If Oshawott was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Unfezant55Normal/Flying
Simisear55Fire
Bouffalant55Normal
Serperior57Grass
Reward:$5700

Once you've handed Hugh's ass to him, he'll hand you TM24 - Thunderbolt in return. Continue on and head out the door. Move around and head through the gate.

Victory Road - White Version 2

Section Coming Soon!

Pokemon League

Soak in the f***ing glory! Enter the large building to your north-west. Inside is another makeshift pokemon Center. Heal your Pokemon and most definitely stock up on those items! To make the Elite Four a little easier, you're able to use items in between each battle, so I recommend using Revives and Hyper Potions on all of your hurt or fainted Pokemon after each battle with a member of the Elite Four. You may also want to use some items in-battle. For this, I'd recommend Hyper Potions for damaged Pokemon without a status ailment, Revives for fainted Pokemon and Full Restores for those with status ailments (combining it with a Max Potion which allows you to kill birds with one stone by healing at the same time).

When you're ready to, head outside and move over to the Veteran standing in front of the stairs to the Elite Four themselves. Head up to him and answer 'Yes' to his question to have him allow you to pass. Head on through!

Elite Four

So here we are. The Elite Four, quite obviously, consists of four elite, very powerful trainers. These four trainers can be defeated in any order that tickles your fancy and you're able to prepare between battles for the next battle. After the Elite Four are defeated, there will be one last battle, against the Pokemon Champion himself/herself. This will be the culmination of the entire main game and once this battle has been won, you'll be progressing into post-game stuff! How cool!

Anyway, once you've move up the steps into the Elite Four area, you'll find four sets of stairs, each leading into a different building. Within each building is a member of the Elite Four. They will be listed from left to right within this walkthrough, but feel more than free to challenge them in whatever order you prefer. Okay, so here goes.

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Shauntal
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Cofagrigus56GhostWill-O-WispShadow BallPsychicGrass Knot
Drifblim56Ghost/FlyingShadow BallThunderboltPsychicAcrobatics
Golurk56Ground/GhostShadow PunchHeavy SlamEarthquakeBrick Break
Chandelure58Ghost/FirePsychicShadow BallFire BlastEnergy Ball
Reward:$6960

In general, you should have at least one Dark-type for this battle. Definitely no Psychic-, Fighting- or Grass-types. Normal-types will be good if they have strong moves of a good type against Ghost-types, but otherwise are useless as they can't actually hit them. They shouldn't be used against Golurk at all though. Water-types are surprisingly one to steer away from, unless you think you can just outpower all but Golurk as the rest have moves that are effective against Water-types. Against Golurk they work very well however. Steel-types may seem nice at first, but all but Drifblim have moves that are Super Effective against the type. Most other types are pretty neutral, so feel free to use them here too.

First up we have Cofagrigus. You really only need to watch out for its Shadow Ball, which benefits from STAB, but other than that, it's a pretty straightforward battle. As long as you use a Pokemon that's either neutral or strong against it which is at a decent level, you should do fine. There's not a lot else to say.

When Drifblim decides to join the party, you should greet him with a Dark- or Electric-type. If you choose the Dark-type, its Psychic won't work on you and Shadow Ball, one of its stronger attacks, will be much less effective. If you go for an Electric-type, your Electric-type moves will be Super Effective and its Acrobatics and Thunderbolt moves will be less effective. Either is a nice idea, but moreso Electric- because you'll find more use for Dark-Types later on. As a side note, you should be using a Pokemon that has a hold item, otherwise you're going to take a crapload of damage from Acrobatics. That said, you should have every one of the Pokemon in your party holding a hold item anyway, if not then you're just playing horribly. For Drifblim, you should be looking out for Shadow Ball especially, being its most powerful move. Acrobatics can do a scary amount of damage too, but if you're using a type that Flying-types are weak against, you should have no real problem. Besides that, the other moves do a fair amount of damage, but nothing scary. Just make use of type match-ups and take it out as soon as you can.

When Golurk gets sent out, I'd recommend putting a Water-type out, or possibly even a Flying-type. Dark-types will work nicely too, but they'd be better saved for another Pokemon. You want to get this one down before he uses Heavy Slam, which does more damage the heavier the user is in comparison to the target. Because Golurk is insanely heavy, he will do some serious damage to all but very heavy targets. Earthquake is the other move to watch out for. With a base damage of 150 when STAB is taken into account, this can pack some serious punch. For this reason, a Flying-type would work wonders, simply because Earthquake would have no effect. Because this Pokemon can deal seem serious damage, you want him out as quick as possible.

You should be up against Chandelure last. This Pokemon can be a pain in the ass. If you haven't used your Dark-type yet, you should definitely use it here. Other than that, you might want to even look at using a Fire-Type with strong moves of types that are strong or neutral towards Ghost/Fire-types. If you do that, you'll make it difficult for Chandelure to do much damage except with Shadow Ball, which will more than likely do large damage anyway. Other than that, just use neutral types and hope that you can overpower it.

Chandelure's Fire Blast does crazy damage (ie. 180 base damage including STAB), so seriously watch out for it. It's Grass-type move is more in place to use against you if you happen to use a type that it's strong against. Psychic won't do extreme amounts of damage and won't do any at all if you have a Dark-type and Shadow Ball will do some good damage, unless you're using a Dark-type. Overall, it only has damage-based moves, so it's once more just a matter of getting your insane on and going all out. Enjoy taking it on! Just use moves that are strong against the Ghost/Fire-type and continue until its done.

If you can't hack Chandelure's Fire Blast, you can take advantage of its low PP and simply Revive a Pokemon, have the Pokemon that's currently out faint from Chendelure's Fire Blast, send the recently Revive]d Pokemon out, use it to Revive the Pokemon that just founded and then have the one out fain once more from Fire Blast. Switch between the two until all five Fire Blasts have been used, then take him on with a Dark- or Normal-type (with moves strong against Ghost/Fire-types). Make sure to use Pokemon that Fire-type moves are strong against to coax Chandelure into using the move. You'll have used more resources, but you'll be able to take him down with greater ease once [[Fire Blast is out.

Once all four of Shauntal's Pokemon have been taken out, you'll be able to proceed onto the next Member, or the Champion if you've defeated all of the other Members. Leave the room by entering the teleportation pad near Shauntal. Don't forget to Revive and heal your Pokemon between fights!

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Grimsley
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Liepard56DarkFake OutNight SlashAerial AceAttract
Scrafty56Dark/FightingBrick BreakCrunchRock TombPoison Jab
Krookodile56Ground/DarkCrunchEarthquakeDragon ClawRock Tomb
Bisharp58Dark/SteelMetal ClawNight SlashAerial AceX-Scissor
Reward:$6960

For this battle Fighting-types are your friend! With them, you'll do wonderfully. Other decent types include Dark-types (with strong moves of types that are neutral or strong towards Dark-types), Steel-types against Liepard and Bisharp but not against the other Pokemon, also works well. Absolutely no Psychic-types. No Ghost-types either. Although Bug-types are good against Dark-types, Rock- and Flying-type moves, which all of Grimsley's Pokemon have at least one of, are strong against them. Having a non-Bug-type using Bug-type moves will work well though. Finally, Water-types are actually quite useful here. Your opponent doesn't have any moves that are effective towards them and they don't suffer penalties when against Steel-types like most types do. Most other types are fairly neutral towards Grimsley's Pokemon. Onwards to specific Pokemon information!

Firstly, Liepard. Honestly, it's dodgy as, like all Liepards are. Look out for Attract. You might want to use female Pokemon to combat this, or switch your Pokemon out if it becomes infatuated. Its actual damage-based moves are all pretty weak, so you shouldn't need to worry about them, except if your Pokemon's weak against one of them, although I don't know why you'd have it out then. Just finish it off at your leisure. At some point, Grimsley will be using a Full Restore. It's better to force him to use it early on. Liepard is an outstanding choice to use for this job, as it's utter crap, so he'll be wasting it.

Scrafty. You don't want to use Flying-, Normal- or Steel- types here. Consider a Fighting-type, as Rock Tomb and Crunch won't do much damage against it. Water-types' neutrality will work nicely here if you need another Pokemon to use. Other than that, most types should do alright. Scrafty's scariest move is Brick Break being able to dish out a lot of damage. Besides Rock Tomb, the other moves aren't really anything to be afraid of. If you can take this one out quickly, you shouldn't have a whole lot of trouble.

Krookodile's weak against Water-types, so using one is a wonderful decision for this guy. Fighting-types work wonders too. Nothing else is really worth considering, but a lot of types are neutral, so you can use one of those if you must. Although it might seem like a nice idea to use a Flying-type here, don't because Krookodile's Rock Tomb will quickly and easily take it out. Truthfully, it's once again not all that hard and with good match-ups, you should do pretty well.

Fire-types all the way for Bisharp! Fighting-types aren't as good here as Bisharp's Aerial Ace will deal a lot of damage, but if you can get even one Fighting-type move in, you may very well defeat it, considering that moves of that type are good against both of Bisharp's. I'd recommend a Ground-type too. They're good against Steel- and decent against Dark-. With Bisharp having no moves that are strong against Ground-types, it's a nice idea. The only other ones to really consider are Water-types and Steel-types. Using Steel-types is going to make for a freaking slow battle though. All other types are going to be weak against Steel-, so you're going to be in for a tough fight if you use one of them. Luckily Bisharp's not all that quick, so with a decently fast Pokemon at a decent level, you should be able to get in first.

As long as you have a good match-up, you should find Bisharp pretty easy (yes, Grimsley's entire party is pretty east). None of his attacks are actually freakishly strong, so it's not really that hard. I wish I had more to say, but I really don't. If you struggle against Grimsley, you're probably not going to be able to beat the other Members. Once he's defeated, enter the nearby Teleportation Pad, then head to the next Elite Four Member, or the Champion if you've defeated all of the Elite Four Members!

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Caitlin
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Musharna56PsychicReflectCharge BeamDream EaterYawn
Sigilyph56Psychic/FlyingAir SlashPsychicIce BeamShadow Ball
Reuniclus56PsychicRecoverPsychicFocus BlastEnergy Ball
Gothitelle58PsychicPsychicCalm MindThunderboltShadow Ball
Reward:$6960

Dark-types are your friend here. Bug-, Ghost- and Steel-types are nice too, along with Psychic-types that have strong non-Psychic-type moves that are decent against Psychic-types. Other than that, stay away from Fighting- and Poison-types and you should be alright. Flying-types won't do well against any Pokemon except for Reuniclus either.

For Musharna, you want to be using a Ghost-, Bug- or of course Dark-type (although it'd be better to save that for later). Steel- will quite well too, as would Psychic- if it has strong moves of a type that's neutral or good against Psychic-types. Definitely no Fighting-, Poison-, Flying- or Water-types here. The main thing to watch out for is Musharna's Yawn. If it uses it, either switch your Pokemon out before they fall asleep or make sure it's defeated before then. If your Pokemon falls asleep, switch them out or wake them immediately, otherwise Musharna's Dream Eater is going to have a field day. Other than this combo, Reflect can be a pain for trying to damamge it, but that's the only thing you really need to worry about. If you can take care of it before your Pokemon passes out, you're fine. Unfortunately it's fairly sturdy, so you need to try and be patient and outlast it.

Once you're put up against Sigilyph, you should have an Electric-, Ice-, Rock- or Steel-type Pokemon. Dark-types work wonderfully too, but they're better spent later on. Don't use Bug-, Flying-, Grass-, Psychic-, Ghost-, Fighting-, Ground- or Poison-types. It rules out a lot, but you should have a few types that are at least neutral towards Sigilyph. As for its moves, you obviously need to watch out for Psychic which can do some serious damage as usual. The other moves are also fairly damaging, but none so much as that move. There's not a whole lot to say about this Pokemon, other than to obviously take it out using a good match-up. It's pretty powerful, so taking it out earlier is obviously better.

For Reuniclus, you shouldn't be using Steel-, Fighting-, Poison- or Water-types. That said, Dark-, Flying- and Bug-types work wonderfully here! Bug- most of all, with every single one of Reuniclus' damage-based moves being weak against it, as well as Bug- being strong against the Pokemon. The biggest pains here are Psychic and of course Recover. You just need to persever and hope that it won't use Recover once, allowing you to completely take it out. First-striking moves are nice here. Psychic is really only a pain because of how powerful it is.

Last up will be Gothitelle. You should be saving up your Dark-type for this one. Steel- and Bug-types are the only other types really worth mentioning. If you don't use one of these three, just make sure you're using a type that isn't vulnerable to Psychic-, Ghost- or Electric- moves and you'll be right. Once again, Psychic is the scary move here, although having Gothitelle using Calm Mind is going to make your job so much harder, so that moves no fun at all either. Oh, and its [[Sitrus Berry] is a pain in the ass. You really just need to try and hold out so that you can get this Pokemon down. It's not nearly as bad as some of the other Elite Four Pokemon though!

At some point in the battle, Caitlin has a Full Restore she can use. It's probably best to try and force her to use it on Musharna as its the Pokemon least likely to do huge damage to you if you play your cards right. Because Reuniclus has Recover, it will use that to heal HP instead of the Full Restore. Having her using it on her other two Pokemon is not at all fun, so Musharna for sure.

Once all of Caitlin's Pokemon are done for, collect your reward and exit her area by the teleportation pad next to her. Heal up, then head to the next Elite Four Member, or Champion if you've already defeated them all.

Elite Four Battle!: Elite Four Marshal
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Throh56FightingStorm ThrowRock TombPaybackBulldoze
Sawk56FightingBrick BreakRetaliatePaybackRock Slide
Mienshao56FightingU-TurnBounceHi Jump KickRetaliate
Conkeldurr58FightingBulk UpHammer ArmStone EdgeRetaliate
Reward:$6960

Although you may have thought Flying-types would be a clear winner here, it's not so. All but Mienshao have strong counters to Flying-types, so you really don't want to use them except against that one. As well as that, all have good counters against Psychic-types too, except for Conkeldurr. Truthfully, this battle's a b**ch for match-ups. Match-ups tend to be too situational to give general ones, so simply read the information for each opponent Pokemon below to find out what you should use against it.

Throh is first up! You literally have four types that you can use, every other one is weak against at least one of the opponent's moves. Grass- and Ground-types are slightly above neutral, while Water- and Dragon-types are totally neutral. Use one of these four types. The only other ones to consider are Psychic- or Flying-types, but only if you think you can quickly take Throh out before he can use moves strong against these types to deal serious damage. As for what Throh can do, luckily it's not a whole lot. It has two moves (Rock Tomb and Bulldoze) which can both lower Speed, but none of its moves are extremely strong, so with a decent Pokemon of one of the four types above, you should do fine and be able to take it out.

Sawk is the same as Throh, match-up-wise, but you have one more type that you can use due to its lack of a Ground-type move. That's an Electric-type! Honestly, this is basically the same battle as against Throh, but it has no Speed-slowing moves and a stronger main attack (Brick Break). Basically take this Pokemon on in the same way as you did Throh and you should fair fine.

Flying- or Poison- are definitely the types of choice against Mienshao. As well as this, Grass-, Ground-, Water-, Dragon-, Electric-, Ghost- and Fire-types work decently well too. Use one of these types against it and you should do fairly well. Hi Jump Kick is definitely the move to watch out for here. Using Fly before it is used so that it misses and damages Mienshao is a smart idea and will quickly take the Pokemon out. Honestly with this, you can quickly win. If it does land a hit though, it can do some serious damage. The other moves don't tend to do nearly as much damage and generally don't really need to be worried about too much. Thankfully, this Pokemon's not very sturdy, so can be taken out without too much trouble, especially if you use its Hi Jump Kick against it.

Last up we have the brute, Conkeldurr. Ironically, Fighting-types work well, although Psychic-types work a little better. Poison-, Ground- and Ghost-types also work decently. Grass-, Water-, Electric- and Dragon-types are neutral and all other types have some weakness against Conkeldurr and so shouldn't be used. Obviously use one of the types mentioned to work well. Conkeldurr is quite slow and less sturdy then he may seem from his appearance. Make sure to use both of these things to your advantage. You want to be using non-Physical damage-based moves as your other moves will become weak as Conkeldurr uses Bulk Up more and more (which you should be scared of, because his attacks become insanely strong). You just need to take this Pokemon out as soon as you can. If he uses Hammer Arm it's basically game over for you Pokemon. Really just go all out here. I can't say anything more.

Once you're done, teleport back to the main area by using the pad, then head to the next Elite Four Member, or the Champion if you've defeated all Members.

Once all four members of the Elite Four have been defeated, head back to the main area connecting the four members. You'll see a statue. Move up to the statue and press the orange buttton on its front side. You, along with the statue, will move underground. Once you stop, you'll find yourself in a massive room. Head north up the three lots of steps to the building back above ground. Enter the building and move up one last lot of steps to the Champion. Wut? It's Iris?! The room will light up. Move up to her when you're ready to and talk to begin the battle. Be sure to fully Revive and heal your Pokemon first. Also, if any needed moves are dangerously low on PP, use an Ether or the like to restore its PP. When you're ready, talk to Iris and the final battle will begin.

Pokemon Champion Battle!: Champion Iris
PokemonLevelTypeMove 1Move 2Move 3Move 4
Hydreigon57Dark/DragonDragon PulseFlamethrowerCharge BeamSurf
Druddigon57DragonDragon TailFlamethrowerFocus BlastRock Slide
Aggron57Steel/RockAutotomizeDouble-EdgeEarthquakeRock Slide
Archeops57Rock/FlyingAcrobaticsEndeavorRock SlideDragon Claw
Lapras57Water/IceSingIce BeamThunderboltSurf
Haxorus59DragonDual ChopDragon DanceEarthquakeX-Scissor
Reward:$11800

Okay, this is the final battle! Opponent types tend to vary a bit in this battle, so there's no good or bad type to use overall. Instead, each one's specific for each Pokemon. Let's get onto the information on each Pokemon then!

First up you're going to be up against a Hydreigon. Fighting-types are easily your best bet here. Normal- and Poison-types are totally neutral. Unfortunately, Ice-, Bug-, Ground-, Rock- and Dragon-types would work decently, but one of Hydreigon's moves is strong against each of these types. You can risk using one of these types (except Dragon-) as Hydreigon just tends to spam Dragon Pulse anyway. I wouldn't go using any other type besides these though. Unforunately, you aren't left with a huge range of types, but you should be able to make do. Of all the moves, Dragon Pulse is by far Hydreigon's scariest. It does huge damage compared to the others and can mean serious trouble for your Pokemon if he uses it. Other than that, it's all about power against this one. You just need to out-muscle this Pokemon, so to speak. Keep going until it's down and out.

Ahh, Druddigon. In this battle you should be using, in order from awesome to good, Ghost-, Ground-, Poison-, Fighting- or Psychic-types. The only other two that I'd consider, although they're weak against Dragon-types, are the Water- and Electric-types. All others have some sort of vulnerability to at least one of Druddigon's moves. Now, as for the battling. Druddigon's slow, so you should be able to strike first with most Pokemon. Obviously, take advantage of this to slowly whittle down its health. Other than this, its attacks aren't as powerful as you'd expect, so if your Pokemon's a decent level, it might be able to survive a few hits and return some too before it goes down. Focus Blast has a low Accuracy, so it's fairly likely to miss. Keep this in mind and hope that it misses so that you can get an extra hit in before you actually take damage. As usual, it's all about overpowering it.

Aggron, a Steel/Rock-type, can be a real pain to take down. Your best bets are most definitely Fighting- and Ground-types. These two types can completely own. Water-types are above average, Grass-types are slightly neutral and all others are below average or worse. Definitely steer away from Flying-, Poison- and Normal-types although you could possible get away with Psychic-, Dark-, Dragon-, Electric-, Steel- or Fire-types, although it wouldn't be easy. As for the actual moves, with Automize, Aggron is basically always going to naturally strike first. Luckily, his moves aren't all that powerful if they're against a neutral or bad match-up, so you have a chance to take him out with a decent type. Simply go immediately all out and don't let up until it's not getting up.

Archeops is a Rock/Flying-type. Steel-types are the best to use here, but Electric-, Rock- and Water-types are also great! Psychic-, Dark- and Ghost-types are neutral and the others are below average. Using one of the types just mentioned will make the battle much easier and actually quite simple. When it comes to moves, none of Archeops stand out. Acrobatics is probably the scariest and will do the most damage, especially if your Pokemon doesn't have a held item (if so, there better be a damn good reason). The others are just generic damage-doing moves, except for Endeavor. This move lowers your HP so that it's the same as Archeops. If it has more Pokemon than yours does, the move fails. It sounds cool and good in theory, but (in this case anyway), it completely fails in practise. This Pokemon is quite fast, but isn't excessively sturdy and doesn't have a huge damage output. You shouldn't have all that much trouble with it.

When Lapras gets put out, you should throw out a Fighting- or Electric-type yourself. If not one of those types, a Normal-, Psychic-, Bug-, Poison-, Dark-, Steel- or Ghost-type will do fine as it's totally neutral to the Pokemon. Rock-, Ice- and Grass-types you'll be taking a chance with and you shouldn't use Flying-, Fire-, Water-, Ground- or Dragon-types at all. Throw out as good a type as possible and get ready to battle! Luckily Lapras isn't too quick or sturdy and its attacks aren't that powerful. It's not too hard a battle, except for Sing's presence, which can cause problems. Luckily, because you should be striking first, if you wake your Pokemon up immediately after them falling asleep, you shouldn't lose any turns as Lapras lost one to use Sing in the first place. And if it misses, it's a free turn to you! It shouldn't be hugely troublesome and you should win fairly easily.

Haxorus, the highest level Pokemon of Iris' party. Flying- and Ice-types are the most promising, followed by Fighting-, Bug- and Ghost-types. Normal-, Ground- and Rock- are all neutral types, as are Water-types that use strong moves that are of a different, neutral or better type. All other types are vulnerable to at least one of Haxorus' attacks. The actual battle itself is less difficult than you may think. None of his attacks, unless bosltered by Dragon Dance, do that much damage. If you have a fairly high level Pokemon (Level 58 or higher), it should be able to stand a few hits. If so, simply spam it with a decent attack and heal with Hyper Potions when needed. Continue this until it's down. You only have a problem if it begins using Dragon Dance, raising its Attack and Speed. The Speed doesn't matter as it will probably be faster than your Pokemon already, but a higher Attack means it's more likely to completely destroy your party. It doesn't seem to use it often though. If it does, go all out and take it down as quickly as possible.

Once all six of Iris' Pokemon have fainted, you'll have won. Awesomesauce!

And that's it! Congraturations, you've completed the game! Virtual fist bump! Walk up the steps when they appear, into the Hall of Fame room. The Pokemon you used against the Elite Four will be placed on a machine and registered, so that you'll have a record of the Pokemon that made it into the Hall of Fame and their level when they did so. After they've been registered, you will be. Your name, ID No. and time spent playing so far will all be recorded. After all the celebration and showing off of your clearly overpowered Pokemon, you will be able to press 'A' and the game will continue through the screens. Keep going until it fades to black and the game is saved.

Watch the rest of the celebrating and fame, then the credits will finally roll. Enjoy the cool art! It will show what ensues between the time that you beat the Pokemon League and regain control of your character, including some important stuff like the rebuilding of Opelucid City. Once the credits have finished, you'll see your character heading back to their house and speaking with their mother. There it ends and you'll wind up back at the main menu.

You're far from done yet, though! There's still a ton of post-game content, with the rest of the Unova region finally open, including south-east Unova, everything between Twist Mountain and Tubeline Bridge and everything between Marvelous Bridge and Black City/White Forest. Small bits of post-game content are also unlocked in various locations that you've already explored, too! Let's get going!

Back At Aspertia City

The first time you enter the game after defeating the Pokemon League, you'll be at your house. Move over and talk with your Mum. Cedric Juniper, Professor Juniper's husband will barge in and hand you the National Dex. Sweet! Your Pokedex is now upgraded! Cedric will leave and you mother will hand you two Max Revives. It's time to leave the house! Outside you'll be stopped by Hugh and his little sister. You'll be thanked for helping save her Purrloin and they'll leave.

Other than that, that's pretty much all there is to do here! You have a few main areas that have been opened and many small things that can now be done. Feel free to look through the Post-Game sections and do anything that tickles your fancy. Some stuff you'll clearly be too weak for right now though (such as taking on Game Freak's Morimoto), but there should be plenty of stuff that you can do that it shouldn't really matter.

The three main areas to follow along from are Skyarrow Bridge, Tubeline Bridge or Black City (If you're playing Black 2) or White Forest (If you're playing White 2). Feel free to head to one of those sections, or a different one entirely, and get exploring!

Skyarrow Bridge

To get to the now-opened Skyarrow Bridge, Fly to Castelia City and head east along the street from the Pokemon Center, to the gate at the end. Head through the gate and you'll be at the foot of the bridge! Head along the bridge. There's not a whole lot to do here. The only thing of note is the man around halfway across the bridge selling Fresh Water for $300 each. Overpriced, but if you feel the need to buy one, do so. If you speak to him and decline, you'll receive the hard sell. If so, simply decline again if you don't want to buy and he'll stop bothering you. Continue until you reach the gate at the end. Enter it and move through into Pinwheel Forest on the other side.

Pinwheel Forest - Inside

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
SwadloonBug/Grass25%54-56Tall Grass
VigorothNormal15%55-57Tall Grass
WhirlipedeBug/Poison15%55-57Tall Grass
SwadloonBug/Grass25%62-64Dark Grass
VigorothNormal15%63-65Dark Grass
WhirlipedeBug/Poison15%63-65Dark Grass
AudinoNormal55%54-57Shaking Grass
PanpourWater10%55Shaking Grass
PansageGrass10%55Shaking Grass
PansearFire10%55Shaking Grass
ScolipedeBug/Poison5%57Shaking Grass
SlakingNormal5%57Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%45-60Water
MarillWater30%45-60Water
BasculinWater35%45-60Rippling Water
MarillWater60%45-60Rippling Water
AzumarillWater5%50-60Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%35-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%35-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%35-70Fishing Spots
BLACK 2 ONLY
CottoneeGrass45%54-57Tall Grass
CottoneeGrass45%62-65Dark Grass
WhimsicottGrass5%57Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
PetililGrass45%54-57Tall Grass
PetililGrass45%62-65Dark Grass
LilligantGrass5%57Shaking Grass

There's a ton of trainers here looking to do battle! Right at the start of the area is a Preschooler looking to hustle you. Let's teach him a lesson!

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Sho
PokemonLevelType
Wooper60Water/Ground
Tympole60Water
Reward:$240

Continue on from the Preschooler. The nearby Hiker doesn't want to battle, thankfully. Continue down to the Nursery Aide near the north end of the bridge. Talk to her and you'll take her on.

Trainer Battle: Nursery Aide Maiko
PokemonLevelType
Exeggcute61Grass/Psychic
Miltank61Normal
Reward:$2440

Head over to the bridge to the second Preschooler there. Yep, this one's a trainer too.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Akari
PokemonLevelType
Dratini59Dragon
Gible59Dragon/Ground
Bagon59Dragon
Reward:$236

Continue to yet another Preschooler moving up and down along the right side of the road. Why so many kiddies around here?!

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Eiji
PokemonLevelType
Burmy59Bug
Paras59Bug/Grass
Scyther59Bug/Flying
Reward:$236

Continue south until you see a grassy path leading off west with Cheren at the start. Move over to him, talk and tell him 'Yes' when he asks if you'd like him to travel with you. He will then help out during any Double Battles that you're in. After every battle (even Single Battles which Cheren doesn't take part in) that he's travelling with you for, all of your Pokemon, as well as all of his, will be fully healed. No need to head back to Castelia City for the Pokemon Center there anymore, eh? You can't head back onto the main road without having Cheren leave your party however, so keep this in mind. The party that Cheren uses when he's with you is as follows:

Cheren's Party
PokemonLevelType
Stoutland67Normal
Watchog65Normal
Cinccino65Normal

Head west along the grassy path, deeper into the forest. You'll find a Preschooler and Nursery Aide here. If you move between them, they'll simultaneously challenge you and you'll take part in a Double Battle with Cheren as your partner. You can also talk to the Preschooler first and force him into a battle then take the Nursery Aide on seperately afterwards. Either works fine.

Double Battle: Nursery Aide Chizuru and Preschooler Kaito
PokemonLevelType
Chizuru's Party
Chansey61Normal
Leavanny61Bug/Grass
Chizuru's Reward:$2440
Kaito's Party
Pineco60Bug
Ferrothorn60Grass/Steel
Kaito's Reward:$240
Combined Reward:$2680

Once they've both been dealt with, move south-west to the Pokemon Ranger moving through the Tall Grass. Another battle.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Kyoko
PokemonLevelType
Sudowoodo62Rock
Gloom62Grass/Poison
Beartic62Ice
Reward:$3720

Note: After defeating Kyoko, she'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

Now grab the item, a Max Repel, to her south-east. Move back past the Pokemon Ranger and continue heading west. If you move right up to the Pokemon Ranger hidden under the leaf here, he'll jump out and challenge you too.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Keigo
PokemonLevelType
Weepinbell62Grass/Poison
Luxray62Electric
Ursaring62Normal
Reward:$3720

Note: After defeating Keigo, he'll give you a Sitrus Berry.

From there, continue west through the gap in the fence. Move south through the Tall Grass immediately past the gap. At the bottom is an Ultra Ball. Grab it, move back north out of the Tall Grass and continue west over to a Youngster who will stop and challenge you.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Keita
PokemonLevelType
Mankey60Fighting
Snubbull60Normal
Crawdaunt60Water/Dark
Reward:$960

Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and head through the Tall Grass now. Halfway through you should be able to find a hidden Ultra Ball. Snatch it up, then continue north until you're out of the Tall Grass. Grab the Max Revive in the hollow of the tree, then run through the hollow, dead tree trunk. Continue north under the next one over until you reach the Tall Grass with the next Pokemon Ranger moving through it. Catch the trainer's attention and a battle will ensue.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Sosuke
PokemonLevelType
Electrike62Electric
Rapidash62Fire
Farfetch'd62Normal/Flying
Reward:$3720

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

Once Sosuke's defeated, head west, then south, then east east until you're at the foot of the hollow trunk that you moved under before. Move through it and up it to the area above. From there, move through the tree trunk taking you back down, this time to your north. There's a Veteran couple here, waiting for an opponent. Better not disappoint. It's going to be tough!

Double Battle: Veteran Sojiro and Veteran Rosa
PokemonLevelType
Sojiro's Party
Ludicolo64Water/Grass
Electivire64Electric
Forretress64Bug/Steel
Rosa's Party
Crobat64Poison/Flying
Magmortar64Fire
Leafeon64Grass
Combined Reward:$10240

Once you overcome that massive battle, continue east until you reach another tree hollow, this time containing a Net Ball. Grab it, then head east until you reach one last hollow tree trunk. Don't go through just yet, otherwise Cheren will prematurely leave your party. Instead, head south and down the small set of steps. Move south to the next set and move down those too. From there, head north, then east over to the Youngster.

If you move into the space north of him, you'll start a double battle with both the Lass and the Youngster, but if you wish to, you can do these battles seperately by first talking to the Youngster from his west side, then taking the Lass on afterwards. Feel free to do it either way.

Double Battle: Lass Hiyori and Youngster Heita
PokemonLevelType
Hiyori's Party
Nidoran (F)60Poison
Nirodan (M)60Poison
Nidoqueen60Poison/Ground
Hiyori's Reward:$960
Heita's Party
Cascoon60Bug
Silcoon60Bug
Scolipede60Bug/Poison
Heita's Reward:$960
Combined Reward:$1920

Now continue up the steps and head west to the end. Turn that Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the hidden BalmMushroom. Now backtrack to that hollow log and head through. You'll stop before a crazy old dude screams out behind you, surprising both you and Cheren. You'll speak with him and he'll leave. After he does, Cheren will hand you an Up-Grade. How sweet of him. He'll then leave too. You're once again alone.

There's one last Pokemon Ranger hidden under a leaf to your north-east, in front of an item. Move next to the leaf and the Ranger will jump out and enthusiastically challenge you!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Kunimi
PokemonLevelType
Munchlax62Normal
Zebstrika62Electric
Kricketune62Bug
Reward:$3720

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

Collect the item behind her, TM86 - Grass Knot. Head south-east until you reach the ledge. Jump over it and continue back to the main path. Head south, back down to the bridge. You should notice that the gap in the fence on the east side of the road is no longer blocked by a person, so you can go through and explore the area there! move through and head down the stairs into the Dark Grass. Move south-west, along the short path to a tile at the end without Dark Grass on it. This tile hides a Green Shard. Grab it, then head east to the end of the Dark Grass. Move out of the Grass and head over to the Youngster. Battle time!

Trainer Battle: Youngster Katsumi
PokemonLevelType
Phanpy60Ground
Doduo60Normal/Flying
Fearow60Normal/Flying
Reward:$960

Head north-east, up the stairs. Follow the path around until you reach a hollow log. Move through it, then move through the next one leading east. Turn on that Dowsing MCHN of yours and use it to find the Bug Gem around here. You can head north-west and enter the Rumination Field, but it contains nothing but a Pokemon Ranger that just talks at length. Instead, backtrack to the Youngster. Head down the stairs to his south-east and back up the next set. Take the three sets of stairs east, through the Dark Grass. At the end of the path is TM22 - SolarBeam with your name on it. Pick it up, then head back up the three sets of stairs.

Now head along the thin path west along the south edge of this area. Continue around to the stairs leading down to the water. Move down them and continue around west. Turn the Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Rare Candy. Now use Surf and move onto the water. Head west under the bridges and continue to the land at the end. Head up the stairs and grab the PP Max. Now jump down the ledge, head north through the Tall Grass, then up the stairs. Now go north and head through the hollow log, then finally east until you reach the ledge. Jump down it and move back onto the main path one last time. Now head south, over the bridge and continue until the path turns east. Follow it east and continue until you reach the Twins at the exit to the inside of the forest. It's the last battle of this area!

Double Battle: Twins Aki and An
PokemonLevelType
Plusle60Electric
Minun60Electric
Reward:$960

Head through the exit, into the outside part of Pinwheel Forest!

Pinwheel Forest - Outside

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GurdurrFighting40%54-56Tall Grass
PalpitoadWater/Ground25%54-57Tall Grass
ToxicroakPoison/Fighting10%55Tall Grass
YanmaBug/Flying10%55Tall Grass
GurdurrFighting40%63-64Dark Grass
PalpitoadWater/Ground25%64-65Dark Grass
ToxicroakPoison/Fighting10%63Dark Grass
YanmaBug/Flying10%63Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%54-57Shaking Grass
SeismitoadWater/Ground5%57Shaking Grass
YanmegaBug/Flying5%57Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
SawkFighting15%55-57Tall Grass
SawkFighting15%63-65Dark Grass
ThrohFighting5%57Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
ThrohFighting15%55-57Tall Grass
ThrohFighting15%63-65Dark Grass
SawkFighting5%57Shaking Grass

If you are in desperate need of healing, you can follow the road into Nacrene City, head to the Pokemon Center there, then come back. If not, talk to the girl standing at the gap in the fence taking you south. A battle will begin.

Trainer Battle: School Kid Millie
PokemonLevelType
Oddish60Grass/Poison
Bellossom60Grass
Tangela60Grass
Reward:$1200

You should see a thin path leading north between the fence and trees to your east. Move up this path and head east when it does. At the end, obscured by some trees, is an item, a Full Heal. Head back to the School Kid once you have it in your possession.

From there, head south until you see a Battle Girl to your east. She doesn't want to battle, so follow the decrepit railway line east until you see an item nearby, which happens to be a Protein. Grab it then head back west. Continue south through the Tall Grass and puddles until you reach the very large puddle at the bottom. When you do, hit the switch on the Dowsing MCHN and find the Max Elixir hidden in the puddle. Now move west along the bottom of the puddle. Move through the Dark Grass over to the HP Up. Pick 'er up and move back to the puddle. Now head north-west over to the male Ace Trainer. Battle time!

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Yusaku
PokemonLevelType
Furret63Normal
Braviary63Normal/Flying
Seismitoad63Water/Ground
Reward:$3780

Continue north past the Ace Trainer until you're out of the Dark Grass. Grab the Nugget here, then backtrack to the Ace Trainer. Head east from him to the female Ace Trainer.

Trainer Battle: Ace Trainer Saeko
PokemonLevelType
Linoone63Normal
Mandibuzz63Dark/Flying
Toxicroak63Poison/Fighting
Reward:$3780

Once she's defeated, head east up the large set of stairs. Move over to the Black Belt and have him take you on.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Kentar
PokemonLevelType
Tyrogue61Fighting
Scrafty61Dark/Fighting
Makuhita61Fighting
Reward:$1952

Continue east past the Black Belt to the item and the Battle Girl. Let's take the trainer on first.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Li
PokemonLevelType
Tyrogue61Fighting
Machop61Fighting
Poliwrath61Water/Fighting
Reward:$1952

Grab the nearby item, which turns out to be a PP Max, then head north-west over to the stairs leading down. Move down them and follow the path around to the ledge. Before jumping over the ledge, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Fighting Gem. Once you have it, head over the ledge and backtrack to the road. Follow the road toward Nacrene City. There's a male School Kid moving back and forth along the road here. If you talk with him, the two of you will battle.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Kentar
PokemonLevelType
Venonat60Bug/Poison
Yanma60Bug/Flying
Venomoth60Bug/Poison
Reward:$1200

Once he's been defeated, continue onto Nacrene City!

Nacrene City

First of all, you'll see a small gap in the white fence to your north as you enter. Move through the gap and follow the path back west into Pinwheel Forest. At the end is a hidden Ultra Ball which you can grab. Do so then head back into Nacrene. Head east until you hit the Pokemon Center. When you do, move down and enter. Heal your Pokemon and stock up on items if you need to. Once you're done, head back outside.

You guessed it, exploration time! Unfortunately there's not a whole lot to do, which makes me a sad RedIsPoetic. Oh well. From the Pokemon Centre head west and enter the first house that you come upon. Inside is a bald man who happens to be the final Move Tutor! How wonderful. Talk to him if you want to see his wares. This one teaches moves in exchange for Green Shards.

MoveGreen Shards
Worry Seed6
Gastro Acid6
Helping Hand8
After You8
Magic Room8
Wonder Room8
Spite8
Recycle10
Trick10
Stealth Rock10
Outrage10
Endeavor12
Sleep Talk12
Skill Swap12
Snatch12

The man on the west side of the bottom floor also runs a battle shop which has some nice Battle Items that you can buy. Feel free to take a look.

ItemCost
X Speed$350
X Attack$500
X Defend$550
Guard Spec.$700
Dire Hit$650
X Accuracy$950
X Special$350
X Sp. Def$350

Once you've bought all you want, leave the house. From there, continue west along the old railway tracks until you reach a white fence. When you do, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the hidden PP Up. Move back east into the main part of town once you have it. When you reach the Pokemon Center, move north up its left side. When you reach the road again, move west to the cafe. When you reach it, enter the building.

Inside, move down the steps to the lower level and talk to the woman there. She'll give you a Grubby Hanky if you answer with 'Yes' when asked. Yay? Head back outside and head east down the road. When you reach the Museum (the large old-style building), enter it. Head on through and you'll be stopped by a Scientist. This guy's Lenora, an old Gym Leader's husband, if you happen to remember that. He'll talk with you and Lenora will appear. She will offer you a fossil. If you select the first option you'll be given a Cover Fossil, which can be used to regenerate Tirtouga. If you select the second option you'll be given a Plume Fossil, which can be used to regenerate Archen. When you regenerate a Pokemon, it will become yours. Pick whichever one you want and confirm that you want it and it'll be given to you. Unfortunately you only get one, but we can't be too greedy, now can we?

After you've received a fossil, you'll be given a short tour of the museum by Lenora's hubby. You'll stop at the stairs. You can head up them and explore the old gym if you want, but there's nothing to do there. Instead, I'd recommend heading back to the entrance. If you talk to the woman at the right of the two counters, she'll take your fossil away and use it to regenerate a Pokemon. Clear a spot in your party by depositing a Pokemon in the PC at the Pokemon Center then come back and talk with her again to receive your Pokemon. Yay! It will start off at Level 25, so if you want to use it it's going to take a bit of training before it's going to be useful. Exit the museum. If you don't want to use it, you can swap it back with the Pokemon that you deposited in your PC. Once you've done all that you've completed all there is to do in Nacrene City! Time to head through the eastern gate leading out of town and into Route 3.

Route 3

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
HerdierNormal10%57Tall Grass
PurrloinDark10%57Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying30%55-57Tall Grass
WatchogNormal20%55Tall Grass
YanmaBug/Flying10%56Tall Grass
ZebstrikaElectric20%56-58Tall Grass
HerdierNormal10%65Dark Grass
PurrloinDark10%65Dark Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying30%63-65Dark Grass
WatchogNormal20%63Dark Grass
YanmaBug/Flying10%64Dark Grass
ZebstrikaElectric20%64-66Dark Grass
AudinoNormal85%55-58Shaking Grass
StoutlandNormal5%58Shaking Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%58Shaking Grass
YanmegaBug/Flying5%58Shaking Grass
BasculinWater70%45-60Water
CorphishWater30%45-60Water
BasculinWater30%45-60Rippling Water
CorphishWater60%45-60Rippling Water
CrawdauntWater/Dark10%50-60Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%50-70Fishing Spots

Move east into the Tall Grass and take on the School Kid in a Rotation Battle here.

Rotation Battle: School Kid Sawako
PokemonLevelType
Skiploom61Grass/Flying
Jumpluff61Grass/Flying
Bellossom61Grass
Reward:$1220

Grab the nearby Quick Ball, then head onto the bridge. As soon as you're on, use Surf to move onto the water north of the bridge. Surf north, then north-west and you'll reach an area with a Fisherman. Talk to the Fisherman and you'll enter into the most difficult battle you'll ever have in the entire game. Brace yourself!

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Kojiro
PokemonLevelType
Magikarp58Water
Magikarp58Water
Magikarp58Water
Magikarp58Water
Magikarp58Water
Magikarp58Water
Reward:$1856

Once you barely win, move up the steps. In the north-east corner of this grassy area is a Full Restore, in the north-west some Calcium. Grab them both, then head back down the stairs. Move west and check the gap in the Tall Grass to find a hidden Ultra Ball. Head back over to the water and Surf back to the bridge. Move over to the eastern bank. When you do, move through the Tall Grass leading south at the end of the bridge. Head around to the Fisherman and take him on!

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Tomohiro
PokemonLevelType
Slowpoke61Water/Psychic
Goldeen61Water
Seaking61Water
Reward:$1952

Grab the Zinc near the Fisherman, then head back to the main dirt path. Continue following it east. When you reach the Dark Grass, move into it, find the School Kid wandering through it and take him on in a Triple Battle.

Triple Battle: School Kid Shuhei
PokemonLevelType
Natu61Psychic/Flying
Xatu61Psychic/Flying
Fearow61Normal/Flying
Reward:$1220

Collect the Big Nugget in the Dark Grass nearby, then move back to the main path. Head north now and continue doing so until you meet the two Backers. Double Battle time!

Double Battle: Backers Mami and Miho
PokemonLevelType
Emolga62Electric/Flying
Pachirisu62Electric
Reward:$2976

Continue north from the Backers once they've been defeated. Once you reach the T-intersection, move into the nearby patch of Tall Grass and grab the Ultra Ball there. Move back out and take the path leading east. Follow it until it ends, then continue north. You'll see a nearby cave. It's Wellspring Cave! Feel free to head into it. It's only small and gives a few items in return, so it may be a nice idea. Skip to that section, then come back to here once you're done. Oh, and make sure you have a Pokemon that can use Flash!

Once you're ready, move east from the entrance to the cave over to the Tall Grass. Move east through the Grass until you reach the Lass.

Trainer Battle: Lass Chie
PokemonLevelType
Vulpix62Fire
Flareon62Fire
Reward:$992

Move to the small clearing just before the ledge to your south and employ your Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden Nugget. Jump down the ledge and continue back east to the T-junction. This time take the eastern path. The Twins just before the steps won't want to battle you, so don't worry about them. Move up the steps and head west first. Enter the red-roofed building.

It's a children's day care center! Talk to the woman near the entrance at any time to have all your Pokemon healed. There's an item in the north-east corner. Grab it to find that it's a Rare Candy. Once you're done, head back outside. The woman a little south-west of the children's day care will want to battle.

Trainer Battle: Nursery Aide Akiho
PokemonLevelType
Jigglypuff61Normal
Purugly61Normal
Lickitung61Normal
Reward:$2440

Once she's defeated, head west to the three Preschoolers. You can battle each of them. Let's take on the one on the grounding standing still first.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler Kana
PokemonLevelType
Kirlia61Psychic
Pikachu61Electric
Reward:$244

Next let's take on the Preschooler moving in circles.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler
PokemonLevelType
Beldum61Steel/Psychic
Deino61Dark/Dragon
Reward:$244

Lastly, move up the slide and take on the Preschooler at the top. This battle could be... precarious.

Trainer Battle: Preschooler
PokemonLevelType
Riolu61Fighting
Ledian61Bug/Flying
Reward:$244

Once you've defeated the last Preschooler, head into the sandpit. One of them has buried an item here. Use your Dowsing MCHN to find it, a Rare Candy. Once you have it, head back to the stairs. This time head east from the stairs and enter the building there. It's the Pokemon Day Care! Awesomeness. Here it's all about Breeding Pokemon. There are various rules to breeding, but the main idea is to have two Pokemon of opposite genders, but of the same Egg Group placed in Day Care so that they can breed and create eggs. If you come back after a time this should have happened and you should have an Egg that you can carry around. If you walk around enough with the Egg in your party, it will eventually hatch. These are the basics of breeding.

The second, but less important function of the Day Care is to level Pokemon. Placing them in Day Care will cause them to slowly level up as you travel about. When you come back, you'll be able to take your Pokemon back out, but at a cost of $100 plus $100 per level gained. Pokemon that level in Day Care and reach a level where they'd learn a new move, they do so and forget the move on the top of the list. The new move is then placed on the bottom of the list and all others are shuffled up a slot. In this way, your Pokemon may learn moves that you don't want it to and it may forget ones that you want it to keep. For this reason, it's generally not a great idea to use the Day Care as a form of training your strong Pokemon. Still, if you want to, feel free to.

Once you're done at the Day Care, head back outside and move down the steps to the road. Follow the road around south and into Striaton City. Skip ahead to that section and continue on!

Wellspring Cave

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock50%55-58Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying50%55-58Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel10%55-58Dust Cloud
BasculinWater100%45-60Water
BasculinWater100%45-60Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%50-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%50-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%50-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%50-60Fishing Spots
PoliwrathWater/Fighting5%60Fishing Spots

Wellspring Cave 1F

Move west until you hit water. When you do, move south and move up the stairs taking you east. Head east until you reach the Hiker. Yep, it's a battle!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Takafumi
PokemonLevelType
Hoppowdon61Ground
Marowak61Ground
Rhydon61Ground/Rock
Reward:$1952

Grab the Max Repel to your east, then head back west, over to the water there. Move onto it with Surf, then head west over to the bit of land with the Battle Girl on it. Another battle!

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Misuzu
PokemonLevelType
Medicham62Fighting/Psychic
Mienshao62Fighting
Hitmonlee62Fighting
Reward:$1984

Collect the Escape Rope here. Now move south and continue following the path as it turns east. Continue to the stairs at the very end. Enter them.

Wellspring Cave B1F

This floor's dark! Use Flash to light things up and you'll be fine though. Head north-east and down the stairs. From there head north along the path cutting between the two pools of water. Continue east until you're stopped by the Black Belt. It's go time!

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Tadashi
PokemonLevelType
Sawk62Fighting
Conkeldurr62Fighting
Breloom62Grass/Fighting
Reward:$1984

Once he's defeated, move onto the water to his south. Surf across to the eastern side and move off onto the land. Move around until you reach the item just before the ledge. Pick it up to find that it's a Max Revive. Move back to the water and Surf back across. Now move up the path north of the Black Belt. You'll reach a Battle Girl wanting to battle.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Xiao
PokemonLevelType
Primeape62Fighting
Hitmonchan62Fighting
Scrafty62Dark/Fighting
Reward:$1984

Now head north up the stairs and take the western path. Move up the stairs then move south to the end. Grab TM47 - Low Sweep from there, then head back and head down the steps. Head east past the set of steps leading south over to a slightly larger set leading south down to an item. Move down and grab the Protector at the bottom. Move back up then take the path south to the west of the stairs. At the end you'll be able to find a hidden Carbos by using your Dowsing MCHN. Backtrack to the stairs then head north to the next set. Move down them and take the Black Belt on here.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Toshi
PokemonLevelType
Throh62Fighting
Hitmontop62Fighting
Machamp62Fighting
Reward:$1984

Move north, onto the water. Surf across to the northern side. Move onto the land there. If you're up for a tough battle, talk to the Veteran here. He'll be keen to have you battle him.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Shaun
PokemonLevelType
Gyarados62Water/Flying
Gigalith62Rock
Snorlax62Normal
Excadrill62Ground/Steel
Druddigon62Dragon
Crobat62Poison/Flying
Reward:$4960

Once Shaun's defeated, head east and turn that Dowsing MCHN of yours on. Use it to find the nearby Max Revive. Now move back west and head up the stairs. Grab TM52 - Focus Blast at the top. Now head back down the stairs and head onto the water. There's a little bit of land just south-west of where the stairs at that you can Surf to. Do so and use your Dowsing MCHN once more to find the Ultra Ball. That's it! Use an Escape Rope to exit, or backtrack to the entrance. You can use the water running up and down the eastern side of this area to quickly get back to 1F then head back to the entrance from there. Once you're out, you'll be back in Route 3.

Striaton City

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BasculinWater70%45-60Water
CorphishWater30%45-60Water
BasculinWater90%45-60Rippling Water
CrawdauntWater/Dark10%50-60Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
GoldeenWater70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
GoldeenWater60%40-60Fishing Spots
SeakingWater10%50-70Fishing Spots

It's Striation City! Let's head south to the fountain, then east into the main part of town and through until you reach the Pokemon Center. Head in and heal your Pokes! If you want, stock up on any items you may need also. Once you're ready, go back outside. Put your explorer's cap on, because we're going exploring!

First let's head back west, over the bridge to the fountain. Take the bridge south of the fountain and move down into the south-east corner of the area. There you'll find a Yellow Shard. Now head to the west side of this area and use your Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden Full Restore. Move back over the bridge to the fountain. This time take the western bridge. Grab the Max Elixir here then move onto the water just north of the bridge. Surf north then move onto the area with the Hiker standing around on it. Talk to him and you'll get a Big Pearl.

Move back onto the water and Surf back to the main area. Head back to the fountain and move back over to the eastern bridge. Now stand on it and head onto the water to its north. Surf up onto the little gap between two hedges on the north-east edge of the water. Use the Dowsing MCHN to find the PP Up hidden here. Now Surf back to the bridge and head back into the main part of town.

The building to the left of the Pokemon Center is the Trainers' School. Head there if you want to know the basics... not that you should need to. You can also enter the building south of the Trainers' School and talk to the little girl inside. If you win a game of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors', you'll be able to begin Fun Fest Mission. Give it a go! Head back out and head back to the Pokemon Center.

To the right of the Pokemon Center is the old Gym, with Clyde standing in front of it. Talk to Clyde and he'll head inside. Follow him in. You'll see that the old Gym is now a fully-fledged restaurant. The three old Gym Leaders, Cilan, Chili and Cress are running the restaurant. An awesome daily event you can take part in is Double Battles with the three former Gym Leaders. You get to team up with one against the other two. Choose whoever you want to team up with and talk to them. Answer 'Yes' to their question and the battle will promptly start. The parties of the three guys are as follows:

Cilan's Party
PokemonLevelType
Maractus65Grass
Ferrothorn65Grass/Steel
Simisage67Grass
Chili's Party
PokemonLevelType
Heatmor65Fire
Darmanitan65Fire
Simisear67Fire
Cress' Party
PokemonLevelType
Basculin65Water
Slowking65Water/Psychic
Simipour67Water

You will receive a $16080 for winning. As stated above, these battles can be performed once per day, so feel free to come back at any time and take part again.

Besides these battles, you can talk to the woman standing on the platform at the north end of the room. If you answer 'Yes' to her question, three of her Pansages will jump out and you will play a game of guess the Pansage. You will be told to follow one of them. Try to do so as they move around. When they finally stop, you're given a chance to guess the correct one. If you do, you'll receive a Big Mushroom. Other than that, there's nothing else you can really do in the restaurant, so feel free to leave.

Move over to the building south of the restaurant and enter it. Move up to the top floor. In the west part of the room is an Up-Grade. Feel free to grab it, then leave the building. Head into the building just below it. Talk to the guy with the orange shirt here to receive a Great Ball. Exit the building.

To your south is Route 2. Feel free to head there now if you want, but there's still a little more to do in Stiaton. Before we keep exploring though, head out past the fence to your south, then move between the trees and the left fence along the thin path. At the end is a Timer Ball. Pick it up then backtrack until you're out of the path. Head back north to where the restaurant is. Now head east, then south so that you're behind the buildings. There will be a shady man here. If you speak with him, he'll give you five Dusk Balls for no apparent reason. That's all there is to do in this city.

You can head north from the shady man to find a path leading east. If you follow it you'll reach the Dreamyard. This is nice extra area that you can explore! Head through if you want to. If you want to go straight to Route 2 instead, feel free to skip ahead to that section.

Dreamyard - Outside

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GolbatPoison/Flying10%57-58Tall Grass
JigglypuffNormal10%57Tall Grass
LiepardDark25%56-59Tall Grass
MunnaPsychic20%57-58Tall Grass
RaticateNormal10%57Tall Grass
WatchogNormal25%56-59Tall Grass
GolbatPoison/Flying10%65-66Dark Grass
JigglypuffNormal10%65Dark Grass
LiepardDark25%64-67Dark Grass
MunnaPsychic20%65-66Dark Grass
RaticateNormal10%65Dark Grass
WatchogNormal25%64-67Dark Grass
AudinoNormal75%56-59Shaking Grass
CrobatPoison/Flying5%59Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%57Shaking Grass
MusharnaPsychic5%59Shaking Grass
WigglytuffNormal5%59Shaking Grass

As soon as you enter Dreamyard, a Latios (If you're playing Black 2) or Latias (If you're playing White 2) will fly toward you, then fly back away east. Guess what? You can catch it! Head east into the main part of Dreamyard. When you see the small tree, continue past it and move through the gap in the fence. As you do, Latios/Latias will fly past, east to west across the screen. Now head back to the small tree and use Cut to chop it down. Move through the small doorway that you just opened up, then head through into the burnt-out building. Latios/Latias will head back from west to east across the screen. Head west over to the Tall Grass there and grab the Rare Candy sitting in the grass.

From there, head back east to the patch of Tall Grass along the north edge. Move through it and past the wall over to where the stairs are. Move under the ceiling to the right of the stairs to get to the foot of them. Move up them. At the top Latios/Latias will move back from east to west. Head west. When you see the path taking you south, follow it to the Ultra Ball at the end. Snatch it up. When you reach this area, Latios/Latias will once more move back from west to east.

Move back towards the stairs, then move south along the path to the east of the stairs, still up on the second level. When the path turns back east, follow it to the end. Move onto the tile that's jutting out just that bit further east than the other ones. When you do, Latios/Latias will fly from east to west and run into you! It'll get angry and attack! Feel free to try and catch this Legendary. Be warned that it's not easy though.

[If you're playing Pokemon Black Version 2]

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Latios68Dragon/Psychic

[If you're playing Pokemon White Version 2]

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Latias68Dragon/Psychic

Once you're done, head back down the stairs. Directly south of the stairs is an item obscured by the wall in front of it. It's TM85 - Dream Eater. Grab it and backtrack all the way back to where you Cut the small tree. Now continue east along the main path. When you reach the gap in the fence, move through. Move north-east, then north underneath the platform above. Move up against the trees there. When you do, you'll be able to see an obscured item. Move over and grab it to find that it's a Moon Stone. Now head east, then south-east over to the stairs leading down into the basement. Head down!

Dreamyard - Basement

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GolbatPoison/Flying25%64-67Dark Grass
JigglypuffNormal10%65Dark Grass
LiepardDark10%65-66Dark Grass
MunnaPsychic20%65-66Dark Grass
RaticateNormal25%64-67Dark Grass
WatchogNormal10%65Dark Grass

Follow the path through until you find a Psychic moving around in circles. Move up to the confused fellow and talk to him to take him on. If you get too close to him, he'll run off, so you may need to run after him to talk.

Trainer Battle: Psychic Seiya
PokemonLevelType
Hypno62Psychic
Dusclops62Ghost
Reward:$1984

Move east to the Scientist moving around there. Like the Psychic, you'll need to chase after her to talk to her. When you talk with her, the two of you will battle.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Rikako
PokemonLevelType
Gastly63Ghost/Poison
Skuntank63Poison/Dark
Reward:$3024

Collect the nearby item, a HP Up. Now continue back west until you see two gaps in the southern wall. When you do, move through them. There's another Psychic here to your east. Same as before, chase her!

Trainer Battle: Psychic Illier
PokemonLevelType
Chingling62Psychic
Mr. Mime62Psychic
Reward:$1984

Now head south-west and take on the last trainer of the area, a male Scientist.

Trainer Battle: Scientist Hideyo
PokemonLevelType
Klang63Steel
Porygon63Normal
Reward:$3024

Near the Scientist is a Dawn Stone. Collect it after defeating him. Now head east until you reach the steps in the south-east corner. Move up them so that you're back outside.

Dreamyard - Outside

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GolbatPoison/Flying10%57-58Tall Grass
JigglypuffNormal10%57Tall Grass
LiepardDark25%56-59Tall Grass
MunnaPsychic20%57-58Tall Grass
RaticateNormal10%57Tall Grass
WatchogNormal25%56-59Tall Grass
GolbatPoison/Flying10%65-66Dark Grass
JigglypuffNormal10%65Dark Grass
LiepardDark25%64-67Dark Grass
MunnaPsychic20%65-66Dark Grass
RaticateNormal10%65Dark Grass
WatchogNormal25%64-67Dark Grass
AudinoNormal75%56-59Shaking Grass
CrobatPoison/Flying5%59Shaking Grass
DunsparceNormal10%57Shaking Grass
MusharnaPsychic5%59Shaking Grass
WigglytuffNormal5%59Shaking Grass

First, head north-east from the stairs until you're stopped by a male School Kid. Let's do battle, guize!

Trainer Battle: School Kid Akihito
PokemonLevelType
Shroomish63Grass
Tangrowth63Grass
Reward:$1260

Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and continue west. Use it to find the hidden PP Up then head around to the Dark Grass. Begin moving east through the grass. Take on the Youngster when you reach him.

Trainer Battle: Youngster Koshi
PokemonLevelType
Slakoth63Normal
Slaking63Normal
Reward:$1008

Continue to the other side of the Dark Grass then head west until you can see an item to your north-west. Head toward it. Partway there you'll be stopped by a second School Kid who'll interrupt your exploring, looking for someone to fight.

Trainer Battle: School Kid Minori
PokemonLevelType
Igglybuff63Normal
Lickilicky63Normal
Reward:$1260

Continue over and grab the Reaper Cloth. Head back south-east and move north to the stairs leading back down to the basement when you can. Once you're in the basement, head north until you reach some Dark Grass. Move through it and grab the Iron behind. From there move into the Dark Grass to your east. In the centre grass tile is a hidden Psychic Gem. Grab it, then head back to the stairs and go back outside.

To the north of the stairs is a boulder. Use Strength and push it into the hole to your north. If you head north from here you'll be back in the main area that you started in. You can now easily move back and forth between these two areas. That's really all to do! Head back to the entrance and exit once you've done all you want to. If you're done in Striaton City, heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center there, then head straight into Route 2!

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!

Icirrus City

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
StunfiskGround/Electric100%45-60Water
SeismitoadWater/Ground5%50-60Rippling Water
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

As soon as you move under the bridge, you're in Icirrus City! This city is pretty spread out so it's easy to miss something. Luckily, I'm here to make sure that you don't! First, when you see the stairs leading up to the higher level, move up them. Head west over the white bridge and you'll be at the Pokemon Center. Head inside. Heal your Pokemon and stock up on any items that you feel you may need. To the right of the Nurse's counter is a man that you can sell evolutionary stones to (eg. Fire Stone, Thunderstone etc.) as well as a variety of different items of value. If you've saved your Nuggets and Big Nuggets, now is the time to sell them, as he will pay you a huge amount of money for each one. He pays a fair bit for other items to, so if there are some that you don't need and want a bit of extra cash, feel free to sell them. Also talk to the Battle Girl south-west of the Nurse's counter. She'll give you a Black Belt! Cool. Now head back outside.

First, let's head east back over the white bridge and further east over the yellow one. When you move toward the item, the three Shadow Triad Members will appear. Not these guys again! They'll almost immediately challenge you to fight. If you choose 'Yes', you'll be battling them in succession. You can, however, answer 'No' when they challenge you to the second or third fight. If you choose to do this, you won't be able to battle the one's that you didn't battle later on. It's one chance only.

If you choose 'No' before battling any of them, you can prepare then come back to them. Once you're ready to, take them on! They're quite powerful, so be careful! The second battle is a Triple Battle and the third a Rotation Battle, so you may want to reorder your party beforehand.

Trainer Battle: Shadow Triad Member
PokemonLevelType
Bisharp65Dark/Steel
Absol67Dark
Bisharp65Dark/Steel
Reward:$12060
Triple Battle: Shadow Triad Member
PokemonLevelType
Bisharp65Dark/Steel
Accelgor67Bug
Bisharp65Dark/Steel
Reward:$11700
Rotation Battle: Shadow Triad Member
PokemonLevelType
Bisharp65Dark/Steel
Banette67Ghost
Bisharp65Dark/Steel
Reward:$11700

Once the last of them has teleported away, head over and grab the PP Up that was behind them. Now head back west, to the Pokemon Center. Heal your Pokemon, then head west, then north. Continue north past the building to your right until you see an intersection. Take the path leading west. In the building to your north is the former Icirrus City Gym. If you can make it through all the puzzles to the very top you can speak with Brycen, the former Gym Leader. Nothing of known importance will actually happen if you do though, so you don't have to go there if you don't want to.

Once you're done, enter the house to the south. If you talk to the man here, he'll ask to be shown Pokemon. Now, he will give you an item for each category of Pokemon that you show him, which all depends on how many Levels it's been trained since it was caught or you gained ownership of it. If you show him a Pokemon that has gained between 25 and 49 Levels, the man will give you an Exp. Share. If you show him one that has gained between 50 and 98 Levels, he'll give you a Cleanse Tag. Finally, if you can show him a Pokemon that's gained a whopping 99 Levels (so you'd need to gain ownership at Level 1 and train it all the way up to Level 100), the man will give you a King's Rock. The woman here is also of use, telling you the happiness of any of your Pokemon. Feel free to use this tool at your leisure. Once you're done, head back outside and backtrack to the intersection.

Now head east and enter the house there. As soon as you enter, a woman will come up to you and lead you in. The three of them will go a little crazy and will eventually ask you a question for a quiz. You can then enter your answer. If you give the correct answer, you'll receive an Antidote. If you get it wrong, you'll receive Parlyz Heal. You can take the quiz once a day, with questions changing between days. Feel free to come back if you really want, but it's not really worth it. Once you're done here, head back outside.

If you head north from the intersection, you'll reach Dragonspiral Tower, where you can take on Reshiram or Zekrom after defeating them in N's Castle. If you haven't yet explored N's Castle, I'd definitely recommend going there first, otherwise there's not a whole lot of point in exploring the tower. If you decide to do so, skip ahead to the Victory Road - Entering N's Castle. Once N's defeated, head back to Icirrus City and feel free to head into Dragonspiral Tower.

Other than that, there are two last places to explore, but this can only be done during Winter. Feel free to set your DS or 3DS to a Winter month (April, August, December), then re-enter the game, head into a building and back out. When you do, it'll be set to Winter! Once you have, move down the steps east of the Pokemon Center. Slide over the ice to your south, then head south-west. When you reach some steps moving up to your west, head south from the foot of them. You'll move up a pile of snow. When you do, head east over to the house. Enter it.

Inside you'll find a Roughneck who just happens to be an ex-Team Rocket member, all the way from Kanto. Kind of cool. Talking to the Ace Trainer here will cause something interesting to happen. Once you're done, exit the building and jump down the ledges below. Head back to the Pokemon Center.

Now head up the path to the west of the Pokemon Center leading north. Continue until you find a large pile of snow creating a ramp up to an area above near the entrance to Dragonspiral Tower. Move up this ramp and head north through the Tall Grass. Past it is some NeverMeltIce. Nice! Backtrack to the Pokemon Center. Guess what? That's everything! Don't forget to set your DS or 3DS back to the proper month and enter and exit a building to have it reset.

From here, you can either head north to Dragonspiral Tower, or head west from the Parasol Lady south-west of the Pokemon Center into Twist Mountain. Skip ahead to the section you wish to explore, although it's recommended that you explore Dragonspiral Tower.

Dragonspiral Tower - Outer Exterior

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
WINTER ONLY
MienshaoFighting30%56-58Tall Grass
BearticIce15%57-58Tall Grass
SawsbuckNormal/Grass30%55-57Tall Grass
VanillishIce25%55-57Tall Grass
VanilluxeIce5%58Shaking Grass
ALL OTHER SEASONS
DruddigonDragon5%58Tall Grass
MienshaoFighting25%56-58Tall Grass
SawsbuckNormal/Grass35%55-58Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying35%55-58Tall Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%58Shaking Grass
ALL SEASONS
AudinoNormal85%55-58Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%56Shaking Grass

When you reach the start of the outside of Dragonspiral Tower, head north past the Tall Grass until you reach an entrance leading through the trees. Move through it.

Dragonspiral Tower - Inner Exterior

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
WINTER ONLY
MienshaoFighting25%56-58Tall Grass
BearticIce15%57-58Tall Grass
DruddigonDragon5%58Tall Grass
SawsbuckNormal/Grass30%55-57Tall Grass
VanillishIce25%55-57Tall Grass
MienshaoFighting25%64-66Dark Grass
BearticIce15%65-66Dark Grass
DruddigonDragon5%66Dark Grass
SawsbuckNormal/Grass30%63-65Dark Grass
VanillishIce25%63-65Dark Grass
VanilluxeIce5%57Shaking Grass
ALL OTHER SEASONS
DruddigonDragon5%58Tall Grass
MienshaoFighting25%56-58Tall Grass
SawsbuckNormal/Grass35%55-58Tall Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying35%55-58Tall Grass
DruddigonDragon5%66Dark Grass
MienshaoFighting25%64-66Dark Grass
SawsbuckNormal/Grass35%63-66Dark Grass
TranquillNormal/Flying35%63-66Dark Grass
UnfezantNormal/Flying5%57Shaking Grass
ALL SEASONS
AudinoNormal85%55-57Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%56Shaking Grass
BasculinWater100%45-60Water
BasculinWater100%45-60Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing
DratiniDragon70%40-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%40-60Fishing Spots
DratiniDragon60%40-60Fishing Spots
DragonairDragon9%50-70Fishing Spots
DragoniteDragon/Flying1%50-70Fishing Spots

Here you'll find a man looking out at the tower. It's Cedric Juniper, once more! If you have the Dark Stone or Light Stone (depending on the game), Cedric will stop and speak with you. Before he finishes speaking and leaves, he'll hand you the Old Gateau. Now head onto the bridge and move onto the water to the east of it by using Surf. Move east across the water until you reach land. Move onto it. Head north-east through the grass here to find some Carbos. Now backtrack to the bridge. Move north along the bridge and into Dragonspiral Tower itself.

Dragonspiral Tower - 1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
DruddigonDragon30%56-58Anywhere
GolurkGround/Ghost50%55-58Anywhere
MienshaoFighting25%55-58Anywhere

For the first floor, simply follow the path around until you reach the stairs. Move up the stairs to 2F.

Dragonspiral Tower - 2F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
GolurkGround/Ghost100%55-58Anywhere

Take the path leading north found slightly to the west of the entrance. When you reach the boulder, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and continue north. Use it to find the hidden Red Shard. From there, head south-east under a fallen pillar. You'll find that an Elixir was being obscured by the pillar. Grab it, then head back around to the boulder. Use Strength on it and push it into its hole. Head over it and up the stairs. From there, head south over to the item on the pillar. Grab it to find that it's an Ultra Ball. Now head through the doorway near the stairs, into 3F.

Dragonspiral Tower - 3F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
No Wild Pokemon on This and Subsequent Floors

Head up the curving stairs. When you reach the top, you'll find gaps in the platforms here, with a number or ramps between them. You can use these ramps to jump from platform to platform, but they're only one-way, making it a little harder to traverse the area. First, use the ramp to jump to the platform to your south. Now take the middle of the three ramps heading west. Continue using the ramps until you reach the Shiny Stone. Pick it up, then jump north, then north again, then east. Grab the Protein here. Now jump south twice, then east. You'll be back at the start.

Now that you have the items, you can aim to get to the entrance to the next level. Once again, jump south. This time, use the bottom of the three ramps leading west. Head west two more times, then head north. You'll now be able to move over and head up the stairs to the next floor, 4F. When you reach the top, move through the door.

Dragonspiral Tower - 4F

Head west up the steps, then south to the next set. Move up them, and continue around until you've moved up another two sets. Once you've done that, head east past the next set leading up and you'll reach a set leading down. Move down them and grab the three items here. The top one is an Adamant Orb, the middle a Griseous Orb and the bottom a Lustrous Orb. Head back up the steps and up the set leading north. Head through the door into 5F.

Dragonspiral Tower - 5F

This puzzle's a little tricker as it's more difficult to easily see a path through. From the entrance, head right until you see a bridge taking you to a ring further in. Now head left until you reach the next bridge. Move across it and grab the TM02 - Dragon Claw. Jump over the one-way ramp and head right, past the bridge leading onto a ring further in. When you reach two bridges leading out, move over both of them and head left. You'll find a PP Max at the end. Head back to the right and head back over both bridges. Head left to the bridge leading and head over it.

You're now in the inner-most circle. Head right and jump over the one-way ramp. Move over the bridge to a right further out. Head left and head over another bridge. Head right over the bridge to the outer-most ring and instead continue on to the end, where a Max Revive is waiting for you. Grab it and move back to the bridge that you skipped past. Move over it and head left to the stairs leading to 6F.

Dragonspiral Tower - 6F

Follow the path around. When you see the Comet Shard, grab it. Continue along the path until you reach the next set of stairs. Move up them onto the final floor.

Dragonspiral Tower - 7F

Head east, then north across the thin path to the main area. Move forward. If you have the Dark Stone or Light Stone you'll stop. You'll be given two options. 'Yes' or 'No'. If you choose yes, Reshiram or Zekrom, depending on which game you're playing, will be released from the stone. Watch the epic cut-scene. Once you have, interacting with the Pokemon will cause the battle to commence. First though, head east to the very edge of the platform. Head north between a thin gap between some rubble and the edge. Now find the nearby hidden Comet Shard by using your Dowsing MCHN. Once you have it, head back around to the Pokemon and interact with it to begin the battle! Before interacting with it, remember to Save your game first, especially if you intend on catching it. It can take many goes before you catch a Legendary Pokemon.

[If Black 2 is being played]

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Zekrom70Dragon/Electric

[If White 2 is being played]

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Reshiram70Dragon/Fire

This time around, you can catch the Pokemon! You might consider using a Master Ball here, although it can be better spent on other Legendaries that are more difficult to catch. It's all about getting the enemy's HP as low as possible and using a Master Ball or [[Ultra Ball]s or an appropriate special Poke Ball. Obviously, if you don't want to catch it, just defeat it. You only get the one chance though, so make sure that you don't accidentally kill it.

Want to get Kyurem? If you've caught Reshiram or Zekrom, you can! Just head onto the Giant Chasm - Kyurem section. Note that you can fly from the top floor of Dragonspiral Tower, so it'll save you heading all the way back down to the bottom manually.

If you don't have a Dark Stone or Light Stone, nothing will have happened here. You should head to N's Castle, getting there by Victory Road - Entering N's Castle and complete that section, then return here.

Giant Chasm - Kyurem

So you want to catch Kyurem, once and for all? Guess where it's chillin'? Back in Giant Chasm, where you battled it after chasing Ghetsis! You need to have first captured Zekrom or Reshiram first from Dragonspiral Tower, depending on which game you're playing. Once you have, it's off to Giant Chasm you go!

Either get there by Flying to Humilau City and heading through Route 22 into Giant Chasm or, if you pushed that boulder into the hole when exploring Giant Chasm, Fly to Lacunosa Town and head east into Route 13. Near the start of the route you'll see a boulder in a hole, move over it and head north to the entrance to the Chasm. Head inside.

If you entered by Route 22, you'll need to head south, then west until you see a large set of stairs leading down to a doorway. If you enter by Route 13, you'll start nearby this doorway. Head down and enter it. You'll be out in the forest area where the Plasma Frigate was. Head down the stairs and head north. When you see some Tall Grass leading east, follow it. You'll appear in the clearing that the Frigate created.

Make your way to the east side of the clearing, then head north-east through a gap, some Tall Grass then some Dark Grass. Head east to the very edge of the area, up against a rock wall. Now head north along the side. When the path turns west, follow it up until you reach the stairs leading up to a cave. Move up them and enter.

Head through this area of the cave to the doorway at the end and enter. Move through until you reach Kyurem. Guess what? Battle time! If you want to catch it (and why wouldn't you?), save your game before you start the battle. That way you can restart if you accidentally make it faint, or if it 'accidentally' utterly owns your team. If you do defeat it though, you can always make it through the Elite Four once more and it will reappear, but it's not recommended.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Kyurem70Dragon/Ice

Once it's done, Bianca and Cheren will come in to chill and have a relaxing chat with you. After conversing for a while, they'll leave. Pick up the nearby item, the DNA Splicers. Done! Now head back outside and Fly to wherever you'd like and do whatever you'd like!

You're free to do whatever Post-Game content that you want! You can also head into Twist Mountain from Icirrus City, but it's recommended you access it from Clay Tunnel instead. Speaking of which, you can head there now if you want to. As well as that, there's the eastern and south-eastern Unova to explore. If you wish to explore eastern Unova, see the Black City (Black 2) or White Forest (White 2) sections. If you wish to explore south-east Unova, see the Skyarrow Bridge section. Feel free to look at any other post-game content or anything that takes your fancy though!

Black City

To reach Black City, Fly to Undella Town. Make sure your Pokemon are healed, then head from the Pokemon Center into Route 14. If you haven't yet explored it I suggest you head to that section and follow it along, then skip back to here. Once you're done there, head to the route's south-western exit and head through into Black City!

If you haven't visited Black City before, you'll be blown away by how metropolitan it is as you enter. Head south and continue doing so until you see the bright red roof of the Pokemon Center. Head inside. Heal your Pokemon and restock on items if you really need to. Once you're done, head back out. Normally this would be the point where we'd explore, but for such a huge place, there's an ironically tiny amount of stuff to do here. Instead, move onto the path to the west of the Pokemon Center. If you head down to the intersection to the south, you can head along the road taking you west until you reach the gate at the end. If you move through the gate there, you'll reach Route 15. Move ahead to that section if you want to explore the area.

If you don't want to just yet, there is one thing to do here. Move onto the path to the west of the Pokemon Center. This time follow it around north. When you turn west and see the path turn back north, move along it to the massive building at the end. This is known as the Black Tower. Head over to this section if you want information about it. It is similar in style to that of the Pokemon World Tournament or Battle Subway.

The large black building with touches of orange to the west of the Pokemon Center is the market, which will open as you progress through Black Tower, but offers nothing the first time entering the city. Feel free to head into Black Tower now, or head into Route 15 if you don't wish to explore it at this time.

White Forest

To reach White Forest, Fly to Undella Town. Make sure your Pokemon are healed, then head from the Pokemon Center into Route 14. If you haven't yet explored it I suggest you head to that section and follow it along, then skip back to here. Once you're done there, head to the route's south-western exit and head through into White Forest!

Rest Coming Soon!

Route 15

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
SandslashGround30%54-56Tall Grass
GligarGround/Flying25%55-57Tall Grass
PupitarRock/Ground15%55-57Tall Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting10%55Tall Grass
SandslashGround30%62-64Dark Grass
GligarGround/Flying25%63-65Dark Grass
PupitarRock/Ground15%63-65Dark Grass
ScraftyDark/Fighting10%63-65Dark Grass
AudinoNormal75%54-57Shaking Grass
EmolgaElectric/Flying10%55Shaking Grass
GliscorGround/Flying5%57Shaking Grass
TyranitarRock/Dark5%57Shaking Grass
BLACK 2 ONLY
SawkFighting20%55-57Tall Grass
SawkFighting20%63-65Dark Grass
ThrohFighting5%57Shaking Grass
WHITE 2 ONLY
ThrohFighting20%55-57Tall Grass
ThrohFighting20%63-65Dark Grass
SawkFighting5%57Shaking Grass

Whoop, another Route! This one also happens to be the final one I'm covering, ever! *reminiscent moment* Okay, let's get on with it! Near the entrance is a Pokefan. Move up to her and take her on!

Trainer Battle: Pokefan Lydia
PokemonLevelType
Meowth60Normal
Glameow60Normal
Liepard60Dark
Reward:$3840

If you really want to, you can head straight over the bridge and head through the gate to Marvelous Bridge, but this walkthrough will assume that you want to explore the entire area. From the female Pokefan, head south down the stairs. You'll see a boulder here. Use Strength on it. Push it three tiles south, one tile east, one tile south and finally one tile east, into the hole. If you don't do it in this exact order you'll get the boulder stuck and won't be able to grab TM26 - Earthquake from behind it. Once you have the TM, head north-east through the Tall Grass until you reach another boulder. Push this one three tiles west, two tiles north and one tile east. It will drop into the hole. Move south to the female Backpacker wandering about and take her on.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Corin
PokemonLevelType
Poochyena60Dark
Torkoal60Fire
Cubone60Ground
Reward:$1440

Now head back north over the boulder and up the thin stairs. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and head north through the Dark Grass. Use the MCHN to find the hidden Ultra Ball, then head back down the stairs. Move west past the female Backpacker until you reach another set of thin stairs. Move up them and head along the thin path until you've moved beneath the bridge and reached the end. You'll find a Max Potion there. Grab it and move back down the stairs. Jump over the ledge to your south, where the male Backpacker is. Interact with him and a battle will start.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker Talon
PokemonLevelType
Seedot60Grass
Croagunk60Poison/Fighting
Cacnea60Grass
Reward:$1440

Once Talon's down and out, head east and jump over the first of the two ledges. Now use your Dowsing MCHN to find the hidden HP Up. Jump down the second ledge then circle around to the northern ledge and jump back over it to that you're back in the same area as Talon. Now head up the stairs taking you west. At the top of the stairs you'll find a male Pokefan. Battle time, good sir/madam!

Trainer Battle: Pokefan Elliot
PokemonLevelType
Growlithe60Fire
Stoutland60Normal
Houndour60Dark/Fire
Reward:$3840

Head north and you'll see the gate leading to Marvelous Bridge to your west. There's a little to do yet though. You'll see a trailer to your north. If you head inside and talk with Scientist Lilian inside, you can trade her a Ditto for a Level 60 Rotom. If you can and want to trade, feel free to do so. Once you're all done, head back out of the trailer.

Once you're back outside the trailer, head east and move north up the stairs. Move over the small bridge and you'll come upon another Scientist. This one doesn't want to trade though, she wants to fight!

Trainer Battle: Scientist Marie
PokemonLevelType
Gulpin60Poison
Garbodor60Poison
Magnezone60Electric/Steel
Reward:$2880

The building nearby is known as the Pokemon Transfer Lab, which gives access to the PokeTransfer, allowing you to transfer Pokemon from other Pokemon games (Generation III onwards). Once you're done there, head back to the western gate. Head through it onto Marvelous Bridge.

Marvelous Bridge

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
SwannaWater/Flying100%54-57Shadows

First up, if you haven't yet obtained the Lunar Wing from the Strange House, I'd recommend heading there now and collecting it. If you don't, you'll be unable to interact with Cresselia, a Legendary Pokemon. This bridge also functions similarly to the Driftveil Drawbridge did, with it possible to catch Swanna flying overhead. As before, they drop feathers. If you move into a shadow on the bridge, you will either encounter a Swanna or find a feather. It's not possible to determine between the two. Once you're ready to, head west across the bridge.

As you move past the girl, she'll suddenly disappear. The ghost from Strange House! Continue along the bridge. Partway across you'll stop and Cresselia will appear, assuming that you have the Lunar Wing. It will fly down onto the bridge. Interact with it and the battle will begin.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Cresselia68Psychic

Feel free to attempt to catch the Legendary. If you want to save it for later, simply don't interact with it and come back when you feel that you're ready to take it on. Make sure to save your game before taking it on, especially if you want to catch it. If you fail to catch it, then you can just restart and try again. Once you're all done, continue west.

Near the end of the bridge you'll find a man who's willing to sell you a Level 5 Magikarp for a cheap $500! Whoa! Hmmm, something seems familar, eh? Seriously though, these things are harder to get, being in Unova, as opposed to Kanto, so it may even be worth it if you're looking to train it into a Gyarados. Once you're done, continue to the elevator at the end. Take it down to the gate below. You'll have opened up the entrance between Marvelous Bridge and Route 16! Cool! Head out to Route 16 and feel free to fly to wherever you want and do whatever you want!

Cave of Being

To reach the Cave of Being, Fly to Floccesy Town. Head north out of town into Route 20. Head east over the bridge, then north through the Tall Grass. Head east down the stairs, south along the past, then east over to the water there. Use Surf and head south, then west over to the waterfall. Use Waterfall to move up it. Head west, then south between the rocks. Follow the path around until you reach the entrance to the Cave of Being. Head inside. Now that you've (assumedly) beaten the Elite Four, Professor Juniper will be inside the cave. Move up behind her and she'll spin around.

Speak with Juniper, then head north past her. You'll be brought into the centre of the cave and three Legendaries, known as the Lake Guardian Trio, will appear before fleeing the cave. Guess what? They're now spread out across the Unova region! Want to go catch them? Let's go! Juniper will leave, and you should too.

Although you can find these three Pokemon in any order that you like, this walkthrough will do it in the following order:

You can, of course, skip to any of the three sections and do them in the order that you want though. Anyway, onto the first of them!

Celestial Tower - Mesprit

Fly to Mistralton City, then head out into Route 7. Head all the way through to Celestial Tower at the end. Move up to the top floor of the tower. Here you'll find Mesprit by attempting to walk up the stairs to the bell. You'll stop and be asked a question. Answer 'Yes' and it'll appear! Feel free to take it on. You can, of course, try and catch it. If you decide to, save first as you only get one chance. If you fail to catch it, simply reload your game and try again.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Mesprit65Psychic

Once you're done here, use Fly on the top of Celestial Tower and head to Victory Road.

Route 23 - Azelf

From Victory Road, head south into Route 23. Head down the stairs and under the bridge until you reach the T-intersection. Take the path leading west until you reach the small tree. Use Cut on it, then head west along the path that you just opened. Keep going past the next small tree to the point where the path forks, with both paths continuing to lead west. Take the lower path and head up the stairs onto the small platform. Move onto the tile just at the top of the northern-most part of the stairs. Select the 'Yes' option and Azelf will appear. Feel free to take it on. You can, of course, try and catch it. If you decide to, save first as you only get one chance. If you fail to catch it, simply reload your game and try again.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Azelf65Psychic

Once you're done here, use Fly and head to Nacrene City. This of course assumes that you've already visited the city once before. If you haven't, you'll need to visit by foot first. If so, see the Skyarrow Bridge section and follow the sections along until you reach Nacrene City.

Nacrene City - Uxie

Once you've reached Nacrene City, head to the front of the Nacrene Museum. Walk into the very centre of the paved circle in front of the museum. When you move onto the tile, you will be asked a question. Answer 'Yes' and the last of the Lake Guardians, Uxie, will appear. Take it on, the same as the others. You can, of course, try and catch it. If you decide to, save first as you only get one chance. If you fail to catch it, simply reload your game and try again.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Uxie65Psychic

Once you're done, you will have completed the Lake Guardian Trio portion of the game. Feel free to go on with whatever post-game content that you want to.

Reversal Mountain - Heatran

Once you've found the Magma Stone in Route 18, you'll be able to use it to encounter Heatran, a Legendary found in Reversal Mountain. The easiest way to get there is to fly to Lentimas Town and head east into the mountain from there.

Reversal Mountain - Heatran - Black 2 Version

Once you're inside the mountain, head north through to the back of the first area. Move through the door leading east. Head south until you reach the south edge of the room, then head east. Continue east until you reach the Doctor standing in front of a doorway down some steps. Move down the steps and enter the door. In the next room, head north down the steps. Attempt to move down the steps to the small little section that's lower than the other areas. You'll be stopped and asked to answer a question. Answer with 'Yes' and Heatran will appear. Move up to it and interact with it to begin the battle. Don't forget to save it first, that way if you fail in catching (or defeating it, if you don't want to catch it), you'll be able to try again! You only get one shot otherwise!

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Heatran68Fire/Steel

Reversal Mountain - Heatran - White 2 Version

Head to the empty room that Bianca took note of when you were travelling with her. When you reach it, attempt to move down the steps to the small little section that's lower than the other areas. You'll be stopped and asked to answer a question. Answer with 'Yes' and Heatran will appear. Move up to it and interact with it to begin the battle. Don't forget to save it first, that way if you fail in catching (or defeating it, if you don't want to catch it), you'll be able to try again! You only get one shot otherwise!

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Heatran68Fire/Steel

EXACT WALKTHROUGH COMING SOON!

Clay Tunnel

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock35%54-56Anywhere
DurantBug/Steel20%54Anywhere
LaironSteel/Rock15%55-57Anywhere
NosepassRock15%55-57Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground5%57Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying10%54Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel75%54-57Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%54Dust Cloud
SteelixSteel/Ground5%57Dust Cloud
BasculinWater100%45-60Water
BasculinWater100%45-60Rippling Water
BasculinWater30%50-60Fishing
PoliwagWater70%50-70Fishing
BasculinWater30%50-60Fishing Spots
PoliwhirlWater65%50-60Fishing Spots
PoliwrathWater/Fighting5%60Fishing Spots

Exploring Clay Tunnel, you'll be able to encounter Regirock, as well as Regice and Registeel after it. Sounds cool? Thought so! To get there, Fly to Driftveil City. Heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center if you need to, as well as stock up on items. When you're ready, head north from the Center. When you reach the stairs leading up to your north, move up them, then head west down the, now open set of stairs leading down west to the entrance to Clay Tunnel. Use the Dowsing MCHN just outside the tunnel to find a Rare Bone hidden in a pile of dirt. Once you have it, head into Clay Tunnel itself!

Clay Tunnel - Area One

From there entrance, head north along the old mine cart lines until you reach the Hiker. He'll speak up and initiate a battle!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Teppei
PokemonLevelType
Aron61Steel/Rock
Mawile61Steel
Reward:$1952

Once the Hiker's cleaned up, follow the cart line north, then west. Just before it turns back north again, head over to the rock to your south-west, in the corner. Check it to find a Blue Shard. Now head north until you reach the Worker walking up and down the cart line. Battle time!

Trainer Battle: Worker Morgann
PokemonLevelType
Sableye61Dark/Ghost
Dugtrio61Ground
Reward:$2440

You should see a small set of stairs leading east, down to a slightly lower area. Move down them and use your Dowsing MCHN to find a Full Heal. Once it's in your possession, back track to the Hiker and take the minecart line leading east. At the end is a Worker standing in front of a minecart. Talk with him and answer 'Yes' to ride the minecart to the next area, seeing as there's nothing else to do here.

Clay Tunnel - Area Two

In this area, first move south. You should almost immediately see a boulder. Use Strength to push it into the hole to its west. You don't need to move over it right now, but it will come in handy as a shortcut if you ever went to quickly skip most of this area. Okay, now head south to where the water is. Move onto it using Surf and head over onto the island in the middle. Check the southern-most of the two rocks to find a Steel Gem. Now Surf east, back over to the ground there. Move onto the ground and continue south. In a corner of the area, as the minecart line bends east, you'll find a Red Shard. Pick 'er up and follow the cart line around to the Hiker. Take him on!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Manuel
PokemonLevelType
Swoobat61Psychic/Flying
Golem61Rock/Ground
Reward:$1952

After the battle, turn on that Dowsing MCHN of yours and head west. Use it to find the Water Stone hidden in a rock. How amazing! To your south-west is a boulder. Strength should still be activated, so use it to push the huge rock south two tiles, into the hole. Head over it and grab the HP Up and the Nugget behind. Head back over the boulder and follow the cart lines north. You'll hit a Worker. When you do, fight that b*tch!

Trainer Battle: Worker Herman
PokemonLevelType
Diglett61Ground
Machamp61Fighting
Reward:$2440

Continue north past the Worker and follow the minecart line all the way around until you see another Worker looking about. Wave your arms and get his attention and the battle will begin!

Trainer Battle: Worker Paul
PokemonLevelType
Excadrill60Ground/Steel
Rhydon60Ground/Rock
Nidoking60Poison/Ground
Reward:$2400

If you head west from here, you'll find a, now open entrance to Mistralton Cave. If you've already explored it, there's not a whole lot of point going back in though. Instead, I'd suggest heading north from the Worker, into the next area.

Clay Tunnel - Area Three

Follow the minecart lines until you see a Pokemon Ranger to your west. When you do, move over to him and start the battlin'!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Mikiya
PokemonLevelType
Forretress62Bug/Steel
Crustle62Bug/Rock
Armaldo62Rock/Bug
Reward:$3720

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

Head west from the Ranger through a small gap, following the path as it turns south. At the end of the path is a Metal Coat. Quite cool. Head back to the Pokemon Ranger. Follow the minecart line north until you reach yet another Worker. You know the drill... Oh, how I'm funny.

Trainer Battle: Worker Shusaku
PokemonLevelType
Onix60Rock/Ground
Graveler60Rock/Ground
Steelix60Steel/Ground
Reward:$2400

Head north until you see the next Worker wandering about. Take him on!

Trainer Battle: Worker Brand
PokemonLevelType
Graveler60Rock/Ground
Golem60Rock/Ground
Onix60Rock/Ground
Reward:$2400

Near this worker you'll find a Max Revive. Pick it up, then continue north. You'll reach a female Pokemon Ranger. Move in front of her and the battle will start!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger Katie
PokemonLevelType
Ferrothorn62Grass/Steel
Cradily62Rock/Grass
Carnivine62Grass
Reward:$3720

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

If you continue north, you'll reach the entrance to Twist Mountain. We don't want to head there just yet, but we'll be there soon enough. Instead, head south, then east from the Pokemon Ranger, over to the Worker in front of the minecart. Talk with him and ask him to transport you to the first area.

Clay Tunnel - Multiple Areas

Although you're back in the first area, you're in a different part, allowing you to access new portions of the area. Head south, past the boulder to your east and down the steps to the one there. Use Strength and push this boulder south into the hole. You can now head west over the boulder, up the steps and head south, following the minecart lines to reach the entrance to the tunnel, if you were after healing. If you are, heal then come back to the boulder.

Once you're ready, head east from the boulder then south to the Rare Bone at the end. Collect it up and head back to the boulder. Now head north from it, back to the one that you skipped before. This time, push it east into its hole. Move over it and grab the Green Shard. Talk to the worker and get him to transport you to the next area. When you reach the next area, move over to the next Worker and get him to transport you too.

You should now be in an area with a body of water to your north. Move over to it and Surf north over it. When you reach the other side, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Iron hidden in a rock. Enter the nearby door. Use Strength to push the boulder into the hole here, then move over it to the next work. Once more, ride the minecart to the next area.

Okay, first head west and push the boulder into the hole. You can now easily access the Underground Ruins, the place that we're about to enter. head north-east toward the door. Check the rock just before the door to find a Big Nugget, then enter it.

Underground Ruins

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
BoldoreRock35%54-56Anywhere
DurantBug/Steel20%54Anywhere
LaironSteel/Rock15%55-57Anywhere
NosepassRock15%55-57Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground5%57Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying10%54Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel75%54-57Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%54Dust Cloud
SteelixSteel/Ground5%57Dust Cloud

Move out into the large open area. On the north side is a man. Feel free to talk to him, but he doesn't want to battle. See the circles to the north, one inside the other? Move onto the centre of the small circle. Okay, here's a bit of a puzzle. From the circle, you need to move exactly nine tiles east, then six tiles south. Keep facing south and press the 'A' button. You'll be asked a question. Answer with 'Yes' and the ground will shake. Once you can continue on, move up to the door just north of the now red circle. Attempting to move through it will cause it to open. You'll head through into the next area.

Head north up to the statue. To either side you'll see a gap between a rock and the wall. Move through one of these gaps and head around along the path until you reach a thin path leading north. When you do, follow it down to Regirock waiting for you at the end. Interact with it and the battle will begin! As per usual, save the game before battling the Pokemon, just in case you fail in catching it, assuming you wish to catch it.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Regirock65Rock

Once you're done, depending on your game, a key will be unlocked. This of course is if you catch the Regi (you need to if you want to encounter the other ones). The Iron Key will be unlocked if you're playing Black 2 and the Iceberg Key will if you're playing White 2. The Iron Key is used to encounter Registeel, while the Iceberg Key is used to encounter Regice.

Let's stay and get us the second Regi, eh? What you need to do is exit out of this area, back to the large cavernous room. There, save and exit the game. Now you need to re-enter the game. What we now need to do is set the key that you just found so that it's active. Here's how we do it:

  • Select 'Unova Link' on the main menu (4th option)
  • Select 'Key System' in the next menu (1st option)
  • Select 'Key Settings' in the next menu
  • Select 'Mysterious Door' in the next menu
  • Select the newly unlocked key so that it becomes active
  • Exit back to the main menu and enter the game!

Once you've done that. Head back to the circle that you started on before. Once again, head nine tiles east and six south. Turn the switch on and head through the door. Head to where you encountered Regirock. This time you'll encounter a new Regi! Save your game, then interact with it and the battle will start!

[If you're playing Black 2]

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Registeel65Steel

[If you're playing White 2]

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Regice65Ice

Once you've done that you only have the other Regi to catch! Unfortunately it's not so easy to get your hands on this one. What you need to do is transfer the key from someone else's Pokemon game of the opposite version to your own. This can be done using the Unova Link Key System Once you do, activate that key and repeat what you just did for the last Regi. Use the Regi information above to help you out if you need to. Once you're done with the final Regi, that's all your really need to do!

It is recommended that you get your hands on all three Regis in some way or another (trade or getting the other key). Once you have them all, place them all in your party and you'll be able to awaken the great Regigigas when you encounter him in Twist Mountain. That's the place we should be heading to now!

To get to Twist Mountain, head out the south exit from the large cavernous room. Head south-west to the minecart line, then follow it west over the boulder. When it turns north, follow it in that direction. When you see the Pokemon Ranger to your north, head past her and continue on until you reach the doorway at the end. Head on through and you'll be in Twist Mountain!

Twist Mountain B1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ALL SEASONS
DurantBug/Steel15%56-57Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground5%57Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying10%54Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel75%54-57Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%54Dust Cloud
SteelixSteel/Ground5%57Dust Cloud
ALL EXCEPT SUMMER
HeatmorFire5%56Anywhere
GurdurrFighting10%55Anywhere
ALL EXCEPT WINTER
CryogonalIce5%57Anywhere
SPRING AND AUTUMN
BearticIce10%56Anywhere
BoldoreRock40%54-55Anywhere
SUMMER ONLY
BearticIce5%56Anywhere
BoldoreRock20%54Anywhere
GurdurrFighting20%55Anywhere
HeatmorFire20%55-56Anywhere
WINTER ONLY
BearticIce20%54Anywhere
BoldoreRock20%55Anywhere
CryogonalIce15%56-57Anywhere

Regigigas time! Assuming that you have the three Regis in your party that is. Anyway, head north along the eastern edge of this area, until you're in the north-east corner. Head down the stairs and grab TM71 - Stone Edge waiting for you. Now head back up the stairs and west. When you see the doorway, head through.

Twist Mountain - Regigigas Chamber

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
No Wild Pokemon In This Area

Here's a bit of a puzzle. Head west, around to the boulder there. Use Strength to push it three tiles north, then head around to the one-way ledge and jump over it. Now push the boulder east until it's in the hole. Push the nearby boulder south until it's in its hole too. Now head south-east over it and follow the path around to the third boulder. Push this boulder three tiles north, one tile west, one tile north and then push it west until it's in the hole. You'll need to follow this exactly, otherwise you'll mess it up. Move over it and head north. Guess what?! It's Regigigas! He's taking a nap at the moment though. How cute! If you have all three Regis in your party, interacting with it will make it wake up and you'll battle it! Obviously, make sure to save before you battle it. That way, if you accidentally lose or defeat it without catching it, you can start over. You only get one chance otherwise.

Wild Pokemon Battle
PokemonLevelType
Regigigas68Normal

Once you're done with it (hopefully you've caught it!) head south over all of the boulders until you're back at the entrance to the area. Head back out.

Twist Mountain B1F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ALL SEASONS
DurantBug/Steel15%56-57Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground5%57Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying10%54Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel75%54-57Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%54Dust Cloud
SteelixSteel/Ground5%57Dust Cloud
ALL EXCEPT SUMMER
HeatmorFire5%56Anywhere
GurdurrFighting10%55Anywhere
ALL EXCEPT WINTER
CryogonalIce5%57Anywhere
SPRING AND AUTUMN
BearticIce10%56Anywhere
BoldoreRock40%54-55Anywhere
SUMMER ONLY
BearticIce5%56Anywhere
BoldoreRock20%54Anywhere
GurdurrFighting20%55Anywhere
HeatmorFire20%55-56Anywhere
WINTER ONLY
BearticIce20%54Anywhere
BoldoreRock20%55Anywhere
CryogonalIce15%56-57Anywhere

Head west and jump over the ledge, then keep moving south until you reach the exit at the end. Head out into the next area. Head up the steps Make sure to speak with the worker facing the wall here as he'll hand you a fossil! He gives one random fossil per day, so I definitely recommend coming back and seeing him until he's given out all of the fossils he has. The following table lists what Pokemon each fossil can be used to regenerate.

FossilUsed to Regenerate
Armor FossilShieldon
Claw FossilAnorith
Dome FossilKabuto
Helix FossilOmanyte
Old AmberAerodactyl
Root FossilLileep
Skull FossilCranidos

You can take these to the Nacrene Museum in Nacrene City and speak to the lady at the right counter at the entrance, who will use the fossil to regenerate the corresponding Pokemon. Once you're done, head south and through the exit.

Twist Mountain - Inner Exterior

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
No Wild Pokemon In This Area

You're now outside. Head up the stairs, then north-east up the next set. Head west over to the trash can next to the Vending Machine. Check it to find a Full Restore. Enter the door to your north-west.

You can instead enter the north-eastern door, head north until you reach the path leading east and follow it to the end. Entering the doorway there will take you into Icirrus City. If you want to head there, feel free to, but if you want to continue exploring Twist Mountain, continue reading on!

Twist Mountain 2F

PokemonTypeChance of EncounterPossible LevelsFound In
ALL SEASONS
DurantBug/Steel15%56-57Anywhere
OnixRock/Ground5%57Anywhere
WoobatPsychic/Flying10%54Anywhere
ExcadrillGround/Steel75%54-57Dust Cloud
OnixRock/Ground20%54Dust Cloud
SteelixSteel/Ground5%57Dust Cloud
ALL EXCEPT SUMMER
HeatmorFire5%56Anywhere
GurdurrFighting10%55Anywhere
ALL EXCEPT WINTER
CryogonalIce5%57Anywhere
SPRING AND AUTUMN
BearticIce10%56Anywhere
BoldoreRock40%54-55Anywhere
SUMMER ONLY
BearticIce5%56Anywhere
BoldoreRock20%54Anywhere
GurdurrFighting20%55Anywhere
HeatmorFire20%55-56Anywhere
WINTER ONLY
BearticIce20%54Anywhere
BoldoreRock20%55Anywhere
CryogonalIce15%56-57Anywhere

Head north until you reach the Worker at the end. Battle time!

Trainer Battle: Worker Victor
PokemonLevelType
Glalie61Ice
Beartic61Ice
Reward:$2440

To the Worker's west you'll find a Dusk Ball. Check the rock directly south of this item to find a hidden Rare Bone. Cool. Head east from the Worker now, heading south when you can no longer head further east. You'll find a door there. Head through it. Now head south until you reach the Hiker. Battle!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Hunter
PokemonLevelType
Larvitar61Rock/Ground
Probopass61Rock/Steel
Reward:$1952

Head south from the Hiker and head out the door there. Head west and follow the path along. When you reach the Worker, battle the bastard!

Trainer Battle: Worker Cliff
PokemonLevelType
Sigilyph62Psychic/Flying
Reward:$2480

Continue past the Worker and enter the next door.

Head west through this area, past the ledge for now. You'll see a female Veteran. You know the drill. Note that this is a Rotation Battle.

Rotation Battle: Veteran Chloris
PokemonLevelType
Gyarados64Water/Flying
Archeops64Rock/Flying
Kangaskhan64Normal
Reward:$5120

Grab TM90 - Substitute to her west, then head east back to the ledge. Jump over it and grab the Rare Bone there. Now head south until you hit the southern wall. From there, go west and turn your Dowsing MCHN on. Use it to find the hidden Ultra Ball in the bottom left corner. Now run east until you reach the door. Stride on through.

Head north along the path outside, until you reach TM91 - Flash Cannon. Move south, back past the door and follow the path all the way around until you reach the next door. Continue past it and take on the Nurse there by interacting with her!

Trainer Battle: Nurse Carol
PokemonLevelType
Blissey62Normal
Reward:$2480

Once you've beaten the Nurse, and every time you speak with her from now on, she'll heal your Pokemon. Just past her is a Full Restore. Pick it up then move back to the door that you moved past before and enter it.

Head east over to the Worker. Yeppp!

Trainer Battle: Worker Patton
PokemonLevelType
Machoke61Grass/Ice
Abomasnow61Fighting
Reward:$2440

The rock in the south-west corner of the area to the Worker's south contains a Yellow Shard. Check it to obtain it. Head north down the hallway until you reach the door and head on through.

Move up the stairs and take the nearby Worker on.

Trainer Battle: Worker Gus
PokemonLevelType
Geodude60Rock/Ground
Boldore60Rock
Steelix60Steel/Ground
Reward:$2400

Now go east and grab the Dusk Stone sitting behind the large rock. Head west back past the Worker and follow the path around until you reach the door at the end.

Head south along the path. Take on the Hiker!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Wade
PokemonLevelType
Golett61Ground/Ghost
Mamoswine61Ice/Ground
Reward:$1952

Continue down past the Worker that doesn't want to fight and enter the door.

Move south until you catch the eye of the Veteran. Yep, she wants to try and whoop your ass.

Trainer Battle: Veteran Julia
PokemonLevelType
Glaceon63Ice
Drapion63Poison/Dark
Bastiodon63Rock/Steel
Rhyperior63Ground/Rock
Reward:$5040

Once she's defeated, move south until the path turns west. When it does, follow it until you reach a path taking you back north. Head down it to the door at the end. Head through the door and Triple Battle the Veteran just outside.

Triple Battle: Veteran Carter
PokemonLevelType
Carracosta64Water/Rock
Crobat64Poison/Flying
Tauros64Normal
Reward:$5120

Head back through the door and south until you reach the junction. This time, go west. You'll notice a Worker. Fight time!

Trainer Battle: Worker Cairn
PokemonLevelType
Roggenrola60Rock
Graveler60Rock/Ground
Excadrill60Ground/Steel
Reward:$2400

Follow the path around west, then north, then move through the door.

Back outside, move east first, over to the Float Stone. Once you have it, run west, past the doorway that you just came out of and follow the path until you reach the Worker just past the next door. He won't be looking for a fight, so continue further until you reach the very end of the path. You'll find a Red Shard here, which you should pick up. Once you have, backtrack to the door near the Worker and enter it.

Follow the path around until you reach the next and move through it. Talk to the man outside and he'll run off. Guess what? That's it! You're actually in Route 7 now. Feel free to do whatever you now wish to.

Abyssal Ruins

The Abyssal Ruins are a cool little post-game feature. Brimming with ancient treasure, the ruins are found underwater, on the bottom of Undella Bay. To reach them you need HM06 - Dive, which can be received from Hugh by speaking with him in Undella Town after defeating the Elite Four. When you're ready to, Fly to Undella Town and head down the steps west of the Pokemon Center.

You'll find Hugh standing here. If you speak with him, he'll give you HM06 - Dive. How awesome! After he does, he'll ask if you want to battle. Feel free to respond with 'Yes' and initiate a battle, or respond with 'No' and come back later. If you do battle him, his party is as follows:

Rival Battle!

[If Snivy was your starter]

PokemonLevelType
Unfezant62Normal/Flying
Simipour62Water
Bouffalant62Normal
Flygon62Ground/Dragon
Eelektross62Electric
Emboar