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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 / 10:36 GMT

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Optional Surfing Areas

Optional Surfing Areas

Route 17

Route 17

Background

A large sea route that stretches west from Nuvema Town. Its strong, fast currents make swimming hard. But you’ll still find swimmers here anyway.

Pokemon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
Frillish Water/Ghost Surf 50%
Alomomola Water Surf 95% (Rippling water)
Jellicent Water/Ghost Surf 2.5% (Rippling water)
Finneon Water Super Rod 65%
Horsea Water Super Rod 35%
Seadra Water Super Rod 60% (Rippling water)
Qwilfish Water/Poison Super Rod 30% (Rippling water)
Lumineon Water Super Rod 5% (Rippling water)
Kingdra Water/Dragon Super Rod 5% (Rippling water)

Items

Items
TM06 Toxic, DeepSeaTooth, Heart Scale, Big Pearl

Guide

Note : To save time, before setting off, try to keep a free space in your party.

At no point in the main story are you required to visit this route. However eagle-eyed trainers may have noticed this route sticking out from Nuvema Town after studying the Town Map.

To reach here, enter Route 1 like you would normally, then hug the left side until you find a stairway leading to a body of water. Assuming you have a Pokemon with Surf, you can surf onto the water and continue left to the other side.

From here, make your way south, minding the high Level trainers and wild Pokemon until you find a gatehouse in the south-west corner: this is the gateway to Route 17.

So what’s in this route? A lot of water, that’s for sure. So bring a lot of Repels unless you really like the sealife here. All the normal encounters are Frillish and they get boring fast (although it’s nice how male and female ones look different).

Also watch out for the strong ocean currents: move into one and you’ll follow it all the way until it stops. Sometimes these currents are useful; other times, they just cause you to waste time.

Carefully make your way west, using the currents to your advantage and battling any careless trainers who get in your way, until you reach the next route… Yup, you heard that right! There’s actually a route that is connected directly to another route!

There's nothing majorly important in this route, but do grab TM06 near the start.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman

Pokemon Level Type
Basculin 34 Water
Basculin 34 Water

Trainer Battle: Swimmer

Pokemon Level Type
Alomomola 35 Water

Trainer Battle: Swimmer

Pokemon Level Type
Basculin 32 Water
Basculin 32 Water
Basculin 32 Water
Basculin 32 Water

Trainer Battle: Swimmer

Pokemon Level Type
Frillish 34 Water/Ghost
Simipour 34 Water

Trainer Battle: Swimmer

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

If you see any areas you can’t reach, don’t fret as you’ll be coming back here very soon.