Route 17 Again

Head east and take the lower of the two currents taking you east. 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

Pokemon Level Type
Carvanha 65 Water/Dark
Sharpedo 65 Water/Dark

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

Pokemon Level Type
Chinchou 65 Water/Electric
Gorebyss 65 Water

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 !

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau

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