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Pokémon: Black & White 2
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau
First Published: 06-10-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 03-08-2020 / 20:00 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 14-08-2020 / 14:22 GMT

Route 19

Pokemon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Patrat Normal Tall/Shaking grass 50%, 100% (Shaking grass)
Purrloin Dark Tall grass 50%
Red Basculin Water Surf/Super Rod (after Gym 5) 100% (Surf), 30% (Fishing)
Blue Basculin Water Surf/Super Rod (after Gym 5) 100% (Surf), 30% (Fishing)
Poliwag Water Super Rod (post-game) 70%, 65% (Rippling water)
Politoed Water Super Rod (post-game) 5% (Rippling water)

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.

Always catch Pokemon when you can, even if they look silly or weak. More often than not, you can train and evolve them into real monsters later on.

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' to his question. In this route there are only two Pokemon that can be caught (when you first begin anyway), 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. Once done, continue and enter the town.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    3 August 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau

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Inside this guide you will find:

  • Top tricks for beating all eight Gym Leader
  • Beat the Elite Four and the current Champion with style!
  • How and where to find the Pokemon you want to catch
  • Find and catch all Legendary Pokemon!
  • Post story-mode walkthrough with all hidden areas uncovered
  • Save time by finding the rarest of items for free!
  • Packed full with high-quality screenshots!
  • Tips and info on both Black and White versions
  • Wild Pokémon Encounter rates.
  • Mysterious Nature Preserve.
  • Videos for all the Gym Leader and Elite Four battles, plus legendary Pokemon.
  • Advanced stat building systems - learn how to raise a prize Pokémon

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