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Pokémon: Black & White 2

Route 18

Vincent Lau

Wild Pokemon

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Tropius Grass/Flying Any Grass 10%
Carnivine Grass Any Grass 10%
Watchog Normal Any Grass 10%
Throh Fighting All Grass 20%, 5% (Shaking Grass)
Sawk Fighting All Grass 20%, 5% (Shaking Grass)
Crustle Bug/Rock Any Grass 20%
Scrafty Dark/Fighting Any Grass 30%
Audino Normal Shaking Grass 85%
Dunsparce Normal Shaking Grass 10%
Hoppip Grass/Flying Swarm 40%
Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Frillish Water/Ghost Surf 50%
Alomomola Water Surf 95% (Rippling)
Jellicent Water/Ghost Surf 2.5% (Rippling)
Horsea Water Super Rod 30%, 60% (Rippling)
Finneon Water Super Rod 65%
Corsola Water/Rock Super Rod 5%
Seadra Water Super Rod 5% (Rippling)
Kingdra Water/Dragon Super Rod 5% (Rippling)
Lumineon Water Super Rod 30% (Rippling)

Move west and move onto the beach. Go 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

Pokemon Level Type
Kingdra 68 Water/Dragon
Skarmory 68 Steel/Flying
Donphan 68 Ground

Dont be shy; free healings just nearby!

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.

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. Go and beat him up before he makes you dizzy.

Trainer Battle: Black Belt

Pokemon Level Type
Hariyama 65 Fighting
Throh 65 Fighting
Hitmontop 65 Fighting

Once he’s been fought, head to the south-east corner of this area. Locate 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

Pokemon Level Type
Tyranitar 70 Rock/Dark

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

Pokemon Level Type
Hippopotas 64 Ground
Hippowdon 64 Ground
Crustle 64 Bug/Rock

From there, move west, then south through the Tall Grass until you come upon the Veteran.

Trainer Battle: Veteran

Pokemon Level Type
Salamence 70 Dragon/Flying

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 Diamond/Pearl/Platnium 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

Pokemon Level Type
Staraptor 68 Normal/Flying
Relicanth 68 Water/Rock
Krookodile 68 Ground/Dark

With the Magma Stone, you can encounter Legendary Pokemon Heatran.

Head over to the other side of the bridge and grab the Magma Stone . This key item can be used to summon Heatran in Reversal Mountain . If you want, you can skip ahead to Reversal Mountain now, although there isn’t much left to explore, so let’s clean up here first.

Go 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; time to explore the rest of Route 17 !


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    19 December 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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