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Pokemon Black and White 2
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau
First Published: 06-10-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 26-11-2018 / 06:33 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 10-12-2018 / 18:23 GMT

Pokemon Black and White 2 Guide Guide Info

To Gym 4

Route 4 (White 2)

Route 4 (White 2)

Depending on what version you’re playing (Black 2 or White 2), Route 4 will differ slightly so two different walkthroughs are needed to guide you through this area. This page covers White 2 , while the previous page covers Black 2.

Wild Pokemon

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Sandile Ground/Dark Deep Sand 35%
Darumaka Fire Deep Sand 35%
Minccino Normal Deep Sand 25%
Scraggy Dark/Fighting Deep Sand 5%

Surf required (after Gym 5)

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Frillish Water/Ghost Surf 50%
Alomomola Water Rippling Water 95%
Jellicent Water/Ghost Rippling Water 5%

Super Rod required (post-game)

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Finneon Water Fishing 65%
Clamperl Water Fishing 30%
Qwilfish Water/Poison Fishing/Rippling Water 5%, 30% (Rippling)
Lumineon Water Rippling Water 60%
Gorebyss Water Rippling Water 5%
Relicanth Water/Rock Rippling Water 5%

There’s a number of trainers to battle here (surprised?). The first Hiker ahead on the left side of the path isn’t looking for a fight, but the Backpacker to his north is!

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
Sandile 16 Ground/Dark
Herdier 16 Normal

Once he’s been defeated, head west over to Pokemon Breeder Irene. Yep, it’s battle time!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Breeder

Pokemon Level Type
Drilbur 16 Ground
Marill 16 Water

Note: Whenever you exit and re-enter Route 4, the Pokemon Breeder will once again challenge you to a battle if you walk past. Keep this in mind. If your Pokemon are hungry for experience, you can use this to your advantage…

From there, move north-west until you reach the stairs leading to the waterside below. Move down them. You’ll find a couple of Fishermen here, as well as a Mystic Water past them both. Battle them if you want.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman (North)

Pokemon Level Type
Basculin 17 Water

Trainer Battle: Fisherman (South)

Pokemon Level Type
Psyduck 16 Water
Basculin 16 Water

Once you’re done here, backtrack to the main road and instead take the path north. Make sure you’re prepared for a battle before venturing forward. You’ll encounter Colress, the man who stopped you as you were leaving Castelia City.

He notes that there are some Crustle blocking the path ahead and uses it as an opportunity to make use of a machine that he’s developed which causes the Crustle to flee. Once they’ve fleed he initiates a battle!

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Trainer Colress

Pokemon Trainer Colress

Pokemon Level Type
Magnemite 21 Electric/Steel
Klink 23 Steel

After the battle, Colress will flee himself, but not without giving you a Protein first. Now head north, down the stairs. Follow the path along to the Twins. Instead of taking them on immediately, head into the Deep Sand to their west. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and use it to find the Red Shard hidden around here.

Once you have it, head into the small building to your north-west. Inside you’ll find a woman that will mimic a Pokemon’s cry and ask you to identify which of your party Pokemon’s cries she emulated. If you guess correctly, you receive a Poke Toy . Wonderful!

Once you have it, head back outside and head back over to the Twins. Move in front of them and they’ll ask you to battle.

Double Battle: Twins

Pokemon Level Type
Cottonee 20 Grass
Petilil 20 Grass

Just past the twins you’ll find an intersection. Take the east path. As you follow along it, you’ll be stopped by a Lady. She thinks she can take on your almighty power?

Rich Boys and Ladies hand out more reward money than usual, so be sure to kick their butts.

Trainer Battle: Lady

Pokemon Level Type
Liepard 22 Dark

Once she’s been enlightened, move between the gap in the buildings to the south and grab the Stardust there. Head back to the Lady and move east. Skip past the first building and enter the next one. Inside you’ll find a Youngster, keen to trade your Petilil in exchange for his Cottonee.

If you partake in the trade, the Pokemon you receive will be at Lv. 20. Once you’re done, grab the BrightPowder behind him, then leave the building. Outside you’ll find a Backpacker wandering about. You know what to do… attack her with your Pokemon, clearly.

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
Woobat 21 Psychic/Flying
Pidove 21 Normal/Flying

Now head east, off the path and through the Deep Sand, to the building at the end. Enter it. Inside you’ll find a woman that, if spoken to, will fully heal your Pokemon . How convenient.

Head back outside, turn your Dowsing MCHN on and head west into the Deep Sand. Use the MCHN to find the Stardust hidden here. Once you have it, head north-west, through a small gap between two buildings to the trainer behind. Walk in front of her and the battle will begin.

Trainer Battle: Pokefan

Pokemon Level Type
Darumaka 22 Fire

If it’s Monday, there will be a bird Pokemon, Braviary , just below the Pokefan. Unlike most normal Pokemon, it has its Hidden Ability , making it somewhat of a rarity. Interact with it to begin a wild Pokemon battle and try to catch it if you can!

Wild Pokemon Battle

Braviary encounter.

Pokemon Level Type
Braviary 25 Normal/Flying

Once more turn your Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Green Shard hidden to the west of the Pokefan. Move back to the Pokefan and head along the thin winding path north-east. When you reach what seems like the end of the path, head east and you’ll move behind a building.

When you come out the other side, you’ll find Light Clay for the taking. Take it then head back to where the Backpacker is walking around. Near her you should see a gap leading south. Turn on your Dowsing MCHN and move down the path. Use it to find the Yellow Shard , then head east, then south, down to the male Pokefan.

Trainer Battle: Pokefan

Pokemon Level Type
Growlithe 21 Fire
Sandshrew 21 Ground

After another amazing victory, head into the nearby building. Talk to the Black Belt inside and he’ll hand you Sitrus Berry x3 . Once you have them, run back outside, backtrack to the Backpacker then all the way back to the intersection. This time take the west path and talk to the Rich Boy. He wants to show you his Pokemon.

Trainer Battle: Rich Boy

Pokemon Level Type
Herdier 22 Normal

Again, turn that Dowsing MCHN on and use it to find the Hyper Potion to the Rich Boy’s north. Once it’s in your possession, head to the very western edge of the area, then head north into the Deep Sand. Move north-east across the Deep Sand until you’re past it. Here you’ll find TM28 - Dig .

Once you’ve taken it, backtrack to the intersection. Head north up the stairs and onto the proper road. You’ll see a male Backpacker walking in circles here. He’s as good as any for a battle!

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
Riolu 21 Fighting
Timburr 21 Fighting

That’s it for the entirety of Route 4! From here, you can head back to the house with the lady who heals you Pokemon and then choose to either take the path to the Backpacker’s west, leading to Desert Resort or the path to his right, leading to Nimbasa City via Join Avenue.

If you want to skip straight to Join Avenue or Nimbasa City, go ahead, otherwise let’s head into Desert Resort!


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    6 October 2012
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers, Vincent Lau

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