Pokémon Encounters - Akala Outskirts
|Name||Types(s)||Location (Encounter Rate)|
|Raticate*||Dark/Normal||All grass (30%, Night only)|
|Wingull||Water/Flying||All grass (50%)|
|Nosepass||Rock||All grass (15%)|
|Gumshoos||Normal||All grass (30%, Day only)|
|Stufful||Normal/Fighting||All grass (5%)|
|Magikarp||Water||Fishing (79%, 60% Bubbling Spot)|
|Chinchou||Water/Electric||Fishing (1%, 20% Bubbling Spot)|
|Gyarados||Water/Flying||(SOS only) Possible ally Pokemon for Magikarp|
* indicates Alolan form.
Just a bit more and you'll reach the site of your next grand trial. From the Memorial Hill entrance, go east past the lamppost. Around here is a bunch of tall grass; wade your way east through it. On the other side is a fisherman engrossed in his sport.
Staryu is a Water-type pretending to be a Psychic-type, although unlike Psyduck it actually evolves into a Psychic-type. Anyway, Grass and Electric moves are best.
Gyarados is a frightful creature, the evolved form of the pathetic Magikarp. If approached lightly, it can spell your demise. Electric moves are ideal since they do 4x damage. Otherwise you don't have many other options and Gyarados is pretty dang bulky.
North from here is TM28 Leech Life. We should mention that this used to be an absolutely terrible move in previous games, relegated to earlygame Zubats, Paras and the like. Now it's suddenly a frightful 80 power attack. Hmm, you should see if any Pokemon can learn it.
Once you're all done here, proceed north, west from your pal, Vernon the fisherman. Up here, there's a Black Belt honing his arts. Go up to him and show off yours--the art of beating down Pokemon trainers.
Black Belt Kenji
If you mopped up Diglett's Tunnel, you'll have faced this Pokemon before, except this time it has no Z-Crystal. As before, Flying and Fairy Pokemon have the easiest time, since Psychic and Ghosts won't like being hit with Knock Off.
After that excellent display, head south-west from Kenji, between the tall grass. Just before the ledge, pick up the Zygarde Cell (30). Next, go east into the tall grass. Search along the west side of the grass to find an obscured Tiny Mushroom.
From there, head north into the other patch of tall grass. Although there's an empty patch to the west, the hidden item isn't found there. Instead, search just north-east of the empty patch, towards the north side. You should find a Big Mushroom.
Lastly, run east towards the final patch of grass. At the very center, search around and you can find a hidden Tiny Mushroom. You're pretty much done here. Check your Pokemon are fighting fit, then proceed north towards the entrance to the Ruins of Life.
Just before you exit, you'll be met by somebody none too pleased about the Team Skull Grunts you've been spanking.
Team Skull Admin Plumeria
The big sister of Team Skull opens with the evolved form of Zubat. While fairly intimidating, it's easily countered with strong Psychic, Rock or Electric-types.
Salandit is nothing you haven't seen. As before, Ground-types will nail it fast, while Water, Rock and Psychic moves work well too.
Drive off Plumeria and you're free to head to your grand trial at last. Sheesh, these Team Skull folk sure are persistent!
Noteworthy Pokemon include Nosepass, a Rock-type that evolves into the Rock and Steel-type Probopass. If you haven't caught one in Route 8, you can find Normal/Fighting Stufful here too.
Meanwhile, if you fish around towards the south-east, you can hook up Chinchou, a Water and Electric-type. Aim for the bubbling spots or you're looking at a 1 in 100 chance.