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Pokémon: Sun & Moon
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
Editor(s): Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
First Published: 12-12-2016 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 01-11-2019 / 16:08 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 18-01-2020 / 15:11 GMT

Pokémon: Sun & Moon Guide

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Akala Island

Melemele - Melemele Sea

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

Pokémon Encounters - Melemele Sea

Name Types(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Tentacool Water/Poison Surfing (40%)
Wingull Water/Flying Surfing (20%)
Finneon Water Surfing (40%)
Magikarp Water Fishing (78%, 20% Bubbling Spot)
Corsola Water/Rock Fishing (1%, 20% Bubbling Spot)
Luvdisc Water Fishing (1%, 40% Bubbling Spot)
Wishiwashi Water All Fishing (20%)
Gyarados Water/Flying (SOS only) Possible ally Pokemon for Magikarp
Mareanie Poison/Water (SOS only) Possible ally Pokemon for Corsola

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 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 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 18 Water
Luvdisc 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 sniff around the indented part of the cliff to discover a hidden Rare Candy . After that, jump back on Lapras and continue moving south.

Magical Candy

If you missed our tip earlier, we’ll just remind you again that all items hidden in the sand have a chance of reappearing after a few days.

This is particularly important here, as you can occasionally find another Rare Candy if you return to the secluded shore on a different day. Therefore providing you with an endless (if slow) supply of Rare Candy.

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 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 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 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 18 Water
Barboach 18 Water/Ground
You should be familiar with the sneaky Wishiwashi. 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 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 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 nearby. Check them out and you’ll get a Wide Lens .

Pokemon Checklist

You may find Tentacool and Finneon while paddling on Lapras. Lurking rarely in the fishing spots are Corsola and Luvdisc. If you can, try to fish from a bubbling spot. Use the save and reset trick like with Feebas if you have to.

Mareanie is a new and rare Pokemon, only found during S.O.S. battles with Corsola. So if you hook a Corsola, keep allowing them to summon an ally until they unwittingly summon a predatory Mareanie.

Guide Information

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  • Guide Release
    12 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    1 November 2019
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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