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Pokémon: Black and White
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 30-05-2011 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 10-07-2020 / 13:01 GMT

Pinwheel Forest


This large forest is home to a large number of trainers and wild Pokémon, and you’ll be returning a few times if you intend to fill your Pokédex.

Pokemon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Tympole Water Tall grass 40%
Pidove Normal/Flying Tall grass 30%
Timburr Fighting Tall grass 20%
Sawk (B) Fighting Tall/Shaking grass 10%, 5% (Shaking grass)
Throh (W) Fighting Tall/Shaking grass 10%, 5% (Shaking grass)
Audino Normal Shaking grass 95%


Ether, Great Ball, Super Potion, Antidote, Net Ball, Star Piece, Super Potion, Antidote, Ether, TM94 Rock Smash, Tiny Mushroom


Head left and regroup with Burgh before heading east into the forest in earnest.

If you go south, however, you can battle some trainers and grab some items. Also, if your Pokemon have taken a beating, you can speak with the Nurse for some free healing (after you've defeated her, mind).

Trainer Battle: Nurse

After defeating the Nurse, she can heal your Pokemon for free.

Pokemon Level Type
Munna 15 Psychic

Trainer Battle: Preschooler

Pokemon Level Type
Cottonee 13 Grass
Petilil 13 Grass

Trainer Battle: Preschooler

Pokemon Level Type
Roggenrola 14 Rock

Trainer Battle: Youngster

Pokemon Level Type
Tympole 13 Water
Tympole 13 Water
Tympole 13 Water

Trainer Battle: Youngster

Pokemon Level Type
Venipede 14 Bug/Poison
Lillipup 14 Normal

Trainer Battle: Black Belt

Pokemon Level Type
Timburr 16 Fighting

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl

Pokemon Level Type
Timburr 16 Fighting

Once per day, you can let a Fighting Pokemon punch the rock for an item.

After your little detour, be sure to check in with the Nurse, then head deeper into the forest, where you last saw Burgh.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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How to become the greatest trainer Unova has ever known with our highly-detailed walkthrough of the main story and beyond. Pokemon trainers and collectors alike will appreciate our extensive lists of Pokemon and item location, ensuring nothing important goes under the Poke Radar!

Version 1.3

  • Concise & easy to understand explanations of advanced stat building systems - learn to raise a prize Pokémon.
  • Added TM names - find the items you want to find.
  • Expert strategies for defeating every single gym leader.
  • How to collect the various new Pokémon (including Legendary Pokémon)!
  • Thorough Route and Town guides detailing every collectable Pokemon and item.
  • Hidden secrets explained
  • How to raise a super squad of undefeatable Pokémon.
  • Encounter rates for every area of the game.
  • Hundreds of illustrative, high-quality screenshots.
  • Postgame areas explainned.
  • Expanded Training and Battling segments.

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