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Pokémon: Sun & Moon

Melemele - Melemele Sea

Vincent Lau

The seas of Alola are surrounded by barriers, man-made and natural.

Pokémon Encounters - Melemele Sea

Name Types(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
"Tentacool" IconTentacool Water/Poison Surfing (40%)
"Wingull" IconWingull Water/Flying Surfing (20%)
"Finneon" IconFinneon Water Surfing (40%)
"Magikarp" IconMagikarp Water Fishing (78%, 20% Bubbling Spot)
"Corsola" IconCorsola Water/Rock Fishing (1%, 20% Bubbling Spot)
"Luvdisc" IconLuvdisc Water Fishing (1%, 40% Bubbling Spot)
"Wishiwashi" IconWishiwashi Water All Fishing (20%)
"Gyarados" IconGyarados Water/Flying (SOS only) Possible ally Pokemon for "Magikarp" IconMagikarp
"Mareanie" IconMareanie Poison/Water (SOS only) Possible ally Pokemon for "Corsola" IconCorsola

While you still have time before the 3rd trial, book a ferry from the Heahea City ferry terminal back to Hau’oli City. When you arrive, "Tauros" IconTauros Charge all the way to the Hau’oli City Beachfront. It won’t take long at all if you go at top speed.

Once there, go down and hit the beach. Run towards the edge of the beach, where the sand meets the sea and summon "Lapras" IconLapras using the Ride Pager. It doesn’t matter where, although the further south the better. There’s not much to see here, so paddle south-east to the next area.

Near the Beachfront side, there’s a female trainer bobbing about in the water. Go over and make yourself known.

Swimmer Portia

Pokemon Level Type
"Luvdisc" IconLuvdisc 18 Water
"Luvdisc" IconLuvdisc 18 Water

This heart-shaped fish is fodder for your Grass and Electric-type Pokemon. Nothing more to be said, really.

From here, paddle east towards the isolated shore. While it may seem empty, have "Stoutland" IconStoutland sniff around the indented part of the cliff to discover a hidden Rare Candy . After that, jump back on Lapras and continue moving south.

You’ll pass between some large rocks in the sea. Around here, there’s a trainer swimming up and down. Also, feel free to check out any fishing spots you find along the way, especially if they’re bubbling.

Swimmer Jade

Pokemon Level Type
"Goldeen" IconGoldeen 13 Water

Strange, why is her Pokemon so much lower Level than Portia’s? Nevermind and give it a good jolt with an Electric Pokemon or whip it into shape with a Grass Pokemon.

Follow the sea in a south-easterly direction, along the row of rocks blocking the entrance to a conspicuous sea cave. A minor spoiler: there’s nothing terribly exciting beyond the cave. As you approach the south-most side of Ten Carat Hill, you’ll find the exit.

On the other side, there’s a trainer swimming around to the east. You know what to do.

Swimmer Shelby

Pokemon Level Type
"Corsola" IconCorsola 18 Water/Rock

Grass-type Pokemon are perfect here, as their moves do 4x damage. Electric and Fighting Pokemon are good too.

Continue in a north-easterly direction. After a while, you should find another trainer swimming between the cliff side and the perimeter rocks.

Swimmer Kelsie

Pokemon Level Type
"Finneon" IconFinneon 18 Water

A weak fish Pokemon. Male Pokemon should be mindful of Attract, which can make them fall in love and stop attacking.

Next, chart a course east towards the big island. Sadly, you can’t land on the shore right now, what with the big rocks to the south blocking the way. For now, travel north-east along the north side of the island. You’ll also pass by a trio of islands.

There are a few submerged items to be found.

After you’re clear of the islands, change course and travel directly east. Keep your eyes peeled for a submerged item. Go over and pick it up to discover it’s a Super Repel . Also around here is a trainer swimming in a wide circle.

Swimmer Kalani

Pokemon Level Type
"Wishiwashi" IconWishiwashi 18 Water
"Barboach" IconBarboach 18 Water/Ground

You should be familiar with the sneaky "Wishiwashi" IconWishiwashi. This one is too low Level to form a School, so relax and take it out with the usual means, i.e. Electric or Grass.

"Barboach" IconBarboach you should have encountered in Brooklet Hill as well. Have your Grass Pokemon handle it if possible; definitely keep your Electric-types away.

From here, head north-west for the nearby shore. In the middle of this island, by the palm trees is a Soft Sand . Finally, hop back on Lapras from the western side of the island. Between here and the opposite shore is the final trainer of the area, swimming nonchalantly up and down.

Swimmer Yasu

Pokemon Level Type
"Tentacool" IconTentacool 18 Water/Poison

This ought to be a familiar face. Take it out with Electric or Psychic Pokemon if you have them.

There’s nothing else to see here, so paddle west back to the mainland. You’ll end up near the vicinity of Kukui’s lab. While you’re here, head towards the front of the lab. With luck, you should find a pair of "Corsola" IconCorsola nearby. Check them out and you’ll get a Wide Lens .

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    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.

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  • 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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