Pokemon Sun and Moon

Route 13 - Tapu Village

 - The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

 - The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

 - The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

 - The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

The gateway to the fiendish Haina Desert.

Pokémon Encounters - Route 13

Name Types(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Magikarp Water Fishing (79%, 50% Bubbling Spot)
Wishiwashi Water Fishing (20%, 30% Bubbling Spot)
Bruxish Water/Psychic Fishing (1%, 20% Bubbling Spot)
Gyarados Water/Flying (SOS only) Possible ally Pokemon for Magikarp

When you arrive, continue forward to catch up with Hau. You'll receive a Max Potion from him. As soon as you're alone again, you can check out the nearby motel if you want. There's not much of interest though, sans the vending machine.

If it's night, head for the west-most corner of the motel, past the Mudsdale rider, to discover a Zygarde Cell (45). Next, continue west to reach an oasis. Along the south-east side of the pool, between the foliage, is a precious Moon Stone. Carry on south-west from here.

South from the Veteran and her Spinda, between the trailer and the rock is another Zygarde Cell (46). Further south, down the slope, is a ledge facing the sea; perfect for fishing. Head east along here to find a Guard Spec sitting at the far end.

Go back up and continue north-west around the oasis. Towards the far west is the exit to Tapu Village. Just before the exit is a punk guy squatting in front of a trailer. Head past him and enter the trailer to the right. Inside, chat to the Punk Guy to receive TM12 Taunt.

That's it for Route 13, although you can continue east from here to speak to the other civilians. To the far north is the entrance to Haina Desert, but you can't get past until you've cleared the Ghost-type trial. Once you're good to go, exit via the west.

Pokemon Checklist

Nothing new in this short route. Just another chance to fish for Bruxish along the south edge.

Tapu Village

Pokemon Sun & Moon - Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Pokemon Sun & Moon - Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Pokemon Sun & Moon - Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Pokemon Sun & Moon - Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Not a village of Tapus, sadly; that would've been so cool.

Pokémon Encounters - Tapu Village

Name Types(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Raticate* Dark/Normal All grass (30%, Night only)
Sandshrew* (Moon only) Ice/Steel All grass (10%)
Vulpix* (Sun only) Ice All grass (10%)
Pelipper Water/Flying All grass (30%)
Absol Dark All grass (10%)
Snorunt Ice All grass (20%)
Gumshoos Normal All grass (30%, Day only)
Castform Normal (SOS during hail) Possible ally Pokemon for all Pokemon
Vanillite Ice (SOS during hail) Possible ally Pokemon for all Pokemon

* indicates Alolan form.

You were supposed to meet here to begin your next island trial. From the entrance, continue west. After passing the empty lot, you should notice Hau up ahead. Approach and he'll tell you that you're supposed to meet at the Aether House on Route 15.

Once you're done talking, go south-west towards the fenced off area. Just above the fences, near where the two fences meet, is a Zygarde Cell (47) waiting to be rescued. Afterwards, head north and pay a visit to the Pokemon Centre here.

Inside, the Hiker to the right of the entrance wants to trade his Graveler for your Haunter. Not a bad deal especially if you don't have anyone to trade with, as Graveler will evolve into Golem the moment you receive it. You can catch Haunter easily from the next trial site as well.

Once your Pokemon are all healed up and your supplies fit to burst, exit the Pokemon Centre and proceed west. Beyond here is a winding path around the tall grass. At the end of the path, towards the north, is the exit to Route 15, which is where you're meant to be going next.

Pokemon Checklist

Many new faces here, so we'll cover them very briefly. Snorunt and Absol are uncommon finds. If you're playing Sun, you can also encounter Alolan Vulpix, while those on Moon can find Alolan Sandshrew.

Finally, if it's hailing, Pokemon may call Castform or Vanillite as an ally Pokemon. If you can't wait, you can use moves or Abilities to trigger these weather yourself.