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Pokemon Black and White
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 30-05-2011 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 09-02-2018 / 13:11 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 24-09-2018 / 16:36 GMT

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Gym 7

Gym 7

Route 8

Route 8

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A wet and wonderful route during most days of the year that transforms into an ice-skating sensation when it’s Winter.

Pokemon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Palpitoad (except Winter) Water/Ground Puddle 40%
Shelmet (except Winter) Bug Puddle 40%
Stunfisk (except Winter) Ground/Electric Everywhere 20% (Puddle), 100% (Surf), 95% (Rippling), 30% (Fishing)
Seismitoad Water/Ground Surf 5% (Rippling water)
Barboach Water/Ground Super Rod 70%, 60% (Rippling water)
Whiscash Water/Ground Super Rod 10% (Rippling water)
Croagunk (except Winter) Poison/Fighting Puddle Swarm 40%

Items

General
Max Elixir, Pecha Berry, Poison Barb, TM36 Sludge Bomb, Full Heal, Full Restore, Ultra Ball, TM42 Facade, Full Restore
Parasol Lady
Damp Rock, Heat Rock, Smooth Rock, Icy Rock

Points of Interest

  • A Parasol Lady by the eastern gatehouse hands out weather-prolonging hold items; you can get different ones according to the time to day.

Guide

Note : During non-Winter seasons, walking on the puddles may trigger wild Pokemon battles. When it’s Winter, however, the puddles will freeze over and, if stepped on, will cause your character to slide non-stop until they hit an obstacle.

From the entrance, head left and run through or slide across the shallow puddle to the left, before going up. Soon you’ll come across a Pokemon Ranger, who you challenge to a fight.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger

Pokemon Level Type
Cubchoo 34 Ice
Palpitoad 34 Water/Ground
Maractus 34 Grass

Head north-east from the Pokemon Ranger to find TM36 in the corner of the pool.

Continue up, past the gap in the big trees and grab the item, then sneak past the Pokemon Ranger to his right. At this point you should be facing a deep pool. Follow the outside of the pool north-east to find a TM, then Surf into the pool and head for the eastern shore.

If for some reason you haven’t taught Surf to a Pokemon (why haven’t you!?), then go anti-clockwise around the Pokemon Ranger and head right from the gap in the big trees. If it’s Winter, you can slide to the other side of the pool; if in a different season, you can just walk across.

On the opposite side is a Parasol Lady ready for a fight.

Trainer Battle: Parasol Lady

Pokemon Level Type
Frillish 34 Water/Ghost
Ducklett 34 Water/Flying

After you’ve beaten or avoided her, head south-east, then follow the puddled path east. Along the way, you can fight two trainers.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman

Pokemon Level Type
Basculin 34 Water
Basculin 34 Water

Trainer Battle: Parasol Lady

Pokemon Level Type
Alomomola 35 Water

If your team uses weather effects, then these rocks will come in handy.

At the end, you can find a Parasol Lady standing by a sign–this one isn’t up for a battle and instead rewards you with a rare weather-prolonging rock. Handy if you have Pokemon that can trigger weather effects. Past her is the gatehouse to the next area: Tubeline Bridge .

However, until you’ve beaten Icirrus City’s gym, the passage will be blocked off. Instead, return to the first Parasol Lady, near the deep pool and carefully wade/slide your way north-east. You may bump into a Pokemon Ranger along the way, but they should be little threat to your team.

Trainer Battle: Pokemon Ranger

Pokemon Level Type
Cinccino 36 Normal

Directly above, you should notice a conspicuous entrance leading north–this will take you into deeper territory: the Moor of Icirrus , to be precise.