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Poke Ride

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Vincent Lau

Poké Ride completely replaces Hidden Machines! Rejoice!

Poké Ride is a new addition that lets you ride on so-called Ride Pokémon. As well as being a convenient form of transport, these Ride Pokémon have a wide variety of functions, such as breaking rocks in your path, traversing bodies of water or flying back to previously visited locations.

Indeed, many of these functions used to belong to certain Hidden Machines or items in previous games; thus Poké Ride has effectively replaced them. Even better, Ride Pokémon do not join your party and instead instantly come to your aid when you use your Ride Pager .

You will automatically receive the Ride Pager after defeating Kahuna Hala in Iki Town. Afterwards, you can activate the Ride Pager by pressing the Y button. Additionally, from the Ride Pager menu, you can set up to four D-Pad shortcuts for frequently used Ride Pokémon.

Naturally, not all of the Poke Ride Pokémon are available straightaway. So, like in earlier games, some areas will remain blocked off until you’ve progressed far enough into the story and gotten the contact details for the Ride Pokemon you need.

Here’s all of the Ride Pokémon you will get to explore every nook and cranny of Alola:

Pokémon Service Unlock
Tauros Charge Hold the B button to charge at high speed, kind of like a Bike. Tauros can also break small rocks in your path while charging. When riding, encounter rate drops by 50%. Obtain the Ride Pager
Stoutland Search Faster travel method. Hold B to have Stoutland slowly sniff the ground for hidden items. Blue (!) means it’s nearby, red (!) means you can pick up with the A button. Encounter rate also drops by 50%. Mallow at Paniola Ranch
Charizard Glide Lets you instantly travel to areas you’ve previously visited, like the Fly HM. There must be a landmark; not all places can be directly flown to. Complete Kiawe’s trial
Mudsdale Gallop Only way to traverse especially rocky ground in several areas. Gallops slowly; hold the B button to gallop slightly faster. Encounter rate drops by 33%. Hapu at Route 12
Pokémon Service Unlock
Lapras Paddle Lets you swim in bodies of water, like the Surf HM. Its normal speed is fairly slow; hold the B button to speed up. You can fish off of the back of Lapras. Lana at Brooklet Hill
Sharpedo Jet Lets you swim in bodies of water, like Lapras but faster. You can hold B to dash and break small rocks in your path. However, you cannot fish off of Sharpedo’s back. Grimsley at Route 15
Machamp Shove Hold B and Machamp will push huge rocks in the direction you’re facing, like the Strength HM. Hapu’s grandmother at Ancient Poni Path

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms,
    DS
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    12 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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Welcome to Alola, a region of tropical islands, filled with gorgeous natural beauty and Pokemon never seen before. Having recently moved to Alola, your journey begins soon afterwards. Your adventures will be filled with fascinating and colorful people with quirky island traditions and of course Pokémon. Delight in the mysteries of the brand new Alola region as your travels take you the length and breadth of the region and the secrets of the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala are finally unveiled.

Our massive and comprehensive guide includes the following:

  • A full route and trial battle guide covering your journey from Pokémon novice to eventual Champion.

  • All dungeons and Rite of the Island challenges covered.

  • Detailed breeding and capture guide, including locations for every Pokémon as well as information on the new Alolan forms.

  • Gameplay strategies to maximise your team potential as well as details on Hyper Training.

  • Minigames and secrets uncovered.

  • An explanation of the brand new Rotom Pokédex and loads more!

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