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Pokémon: Black and White
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 30-05-2011 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 29-09-2020 / 18:05 GMT

Desert Resort

Desert Resort

Background

Relic Castle sits to the north of this mound of sand, with numerous trainers and Ground type Pokemon making this a fertile training ground.

Pokemon Encounters

Before Gatehouse

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Sandile Ground/Dark Sand 40%
Darumaka Fire Sand 30%
Scraggy Dark/Fighting Sand 10%
Maractus Grass Sand 10%
Dwebble Bug/Rock Sand 10%

After Gatehouse

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Sandile Ground/Dark Sand 40%
Darumaka Fire Sand 30%
Scraggy Dark/Fighting Sand 5%
Maractus Grass Sand 10%
Dwebble Bug/Rock Sand 10%
Sigilyph Psychic/Flying Sand 5%
Darmanitan Fire Special Only one

Items

Items
Black Glasses, Soft Sand, Fresh Water, Fire Stone, Rawst Berry, Stardust, TM39 Rock Tomb, Heart Scale, Super Potion, Rare Candy, Stardust, Ether, Hyper Potion

Guide

Note : There is a constant Sandstorm here, causing all Pokémon except Ground, Rock and Steel types to be hit and take damage at the end of every turn in battle.

At this point in time, there’s no need to purposely drag yourself here. Described as a “popular place for tourists”, Desert Resort is hardly much of a “resort”; the deep sands and harsh Sandstorm makes it a rather unpleasant place to just stroll around.

Yet if you can brave the perilous conditions, you can find a wealth of trainers to hone your skills on, as well as the usual rare Pokemon and items. Like Route 4, walking around in the deep sand will trigger Pokemon battles more often than not, so bear this in mind while making your way around.

Should your Pokemon need healing, simply speak to the Doctor who can be found as soon as you exit the gatehouse separating the Desert Resort from the rest of the world. Just be wary that he’ll challenge you to a fight before he’ll cough up his services!

Trainer Battle: Doctor

Another free healer can be found here but you must battle them first.

Another free healer can be found here but you must battle them first.

Pokemon Level Type
Solosis 23 Psychic

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
Tranquill 23 Normal/Flying

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger

Pokemon Level Type
Ducklett 24 Water/Flying

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger

Pokemon Level Type
Darumaka 23 Fire
Blitzle 23 Electric

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
Dwebble 23 Bug/Rock

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
Watchog 23 Normal

Scurry towards the south-west corner to find TM39 awaiting your discovery.

Scurry towards the south-west corner to find TM39 awaiting your discovery.

Trainer Battle: Psychic

Pokemon Level Type
Gothita 24 Psychic

Trainer Battle: Psychic

Pokemon Level Type
Yamask 22 Ghost
Munna 22 Psychic

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
Maractus 23 Grass

Trainer Battle: Psychic

Pokemon Level Type
Solosis 23 Psychic
Woobat 23 Psychic/Flying

If you make it towards the north-east corner of the desert, you can find an entrance to Relic Castle , surrounded by statues. Keen explorers may also find an alternative entrance in the north-west corner, but that’s more of an exit than an entrance if you look inside…

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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