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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: 21-05-2020 / 17:59 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 30-05-2020 / 15:00 GMT

Pokémon: Sun & Moon Guide

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Melemele Island

Route 2 - Berry Fields

We're roughly halfway through Route 2 now.

Where the path branches towards the motel and the mysterious house, carry on north. To the right of the Motel building is a tiny trainer that you'll need to beat to pass. Well, if you insist...

Preschooler Kaleb

Pokemon Level Type
Spearow 8 Normal/Flying
Same deal as Pikipek, really. Bench Rowlet if you chose it and zap it with Pichu or Magnemite. Next!

Not too far from the Preschooler, you'll encounter a Delibird outside the Berry Fields. Seems like there's trouble in paradise; head east to move inside and find out what's going on.

Berry Fields

Inside the Berry Fields, carry on east to find out the source of the Delibird's distress. Oh, but of course... What else?

Team Skull Grunt

Pokemon Level Type
Drowzee 10 Psychic
Drowzee is slightly annoying if you leave it alone for too long. Best you hammer it hard and quick. Dark-types are best; Grimer is fine too since Dark-types are completely immune to Psychic moves. Magnemite is OK as well. Or just go wild with your starter.

As thanks for driving away the Grunts, you'll receive an Oran Berry . You can also inspect the berry pile below the palm tree to the right to obtain a variety of other berries. Berries are useful because they can be given to Pokemon as held items.

While you're here, check out the field keeper's house further east. If you greet the Delibird near the sofa towards the bottom-right corner, you'll receive a Revive for your curiosity. Once you've all done, leave the house and go around it from the south. At the far end, behind the house, is a Silver Powder .

By the way, there's an easier way to find these items. Later, that is!

Next, it's time to survey the fields themselves. Return to the front of the house and then head south past the gap in the fence. Go all the way west, while following the bottom the fence. When you reach the end, go down and search the plant pots for a Paralyze Heal . Sneaky!

Now go around the field directly to your right and head towards the bottom-left corner for a visible Big Mushroom . After that, return to the entrance of the fields, near the house, and this time head south, then east towards the bottom-right corner and finally go around to reach the basket, which is hiding a Repel .

That's all folks. Leave the Berry Fields back to Route 2 once more.

Route 2

To proceed, follow the dirt trail north and then north-east, after passing the trainer tips sign. After the fence above stops and meets the hill, there's a trainer pacing back and fro. You could sneak past if you're patient or just go all out.

Pokémon Encounters - Route 2 North

Name Types(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Rattata* Dark/Normal All grass in the north (10%, Night only)
Spearow Normal/Flying All grass in the north (40%)
Growlithe Fire All grass in the north (20%)
Smeargle Normal All grass in the north (10%)
Yungoos Normal All grass in the north (10%, Day only)
Cutiefly Bug/Fairy All grass in the north (20%)
*** indicates Alolan form.**

Backpacker Ashley

Pokemon Level Type
Cottonee 10 Grass/Fairy
An easy victory for Rowlet and Litten users or if you have a decent Flying-type. Popplio users and Dark-types should do their best to steer clear.

Beyond Ashley is a large area of tall grass, home to a pouncing Pokemon no less. What's not obvious is that you can head directly east, above the big tree to avoid the tall grass. Do so and you'll emerge above the Berry Fields house. If you search around the foliage to the right of house, you can find a Stardust .

Still on this lower path, head north-east, along the patch of tall grass here to bump into a Lass. If you want to avoid battle, simply cut east through the tall grass before you get too close to her. Behind her, you'll find a Super Potion on the floor.

Lass Isabella

Pokemon Level Type
Misdreavus 9 Ghost
Pretty much the same strategy as Gastly, but a bit easier since it's not a Poison-type. This means Rowlet is clear to use its Grass-type moves, etc. Dark-types are still beasts, of course.

Past the Lass, head east, then up. As you emerge back onto the main path, you'll bump into good ol' Hau again. He'll take you inside the Pokemon Centre and even give you 3 Revives . What a good fella. Once you're free to go, chat to the tourist lady between the cafe area and the nurse's counter.

Machop comes with an X Attack, but it's useless as a held item.

Once you've caught Cutiefly, which is found in Route 3 a bit further on, come back to see her and you'll receive 3,000 Poke Dollars . Meanwhile, the Lass standing by the right side wants to trade her Machop for your Spearow . This isn't a bad trade at all, since the next trial is the Normal-type trial.

If you've got the money to spend, be sure to check out the right clerk at the Poke Mart, in addition to the left clerk who sells all the standard fare items. The battle items you can also buy from Hau'oli City's Pokemon Centre, but the special poke balls are currently unique to this centre.

Having healed up, etc. hop back outside to clear up the rest of Route 2. For starters, follow the dirt trail south. Along the left side, a tiny tot is pacing back and forth. Try your best not to make her cry, yeah?

Preschooler Malia

Pokemon Level Type
Cutiefly 9 Bug/Fairy
Rowlet and Litten are clear winners here, although any other Flying-type will fare just as well. Popplio's attacks aren't hindered per se, but be careful as Cutiefly knows the Grass-type Absorb. Otherwise, anything that's not a Dark-type will do fine.

As you continue back down the trail, slow down when you reach the northern edge of the tall grass from before. To the left, there's a gap in the fence that you can go through. Beyond, head south while still above the fence, then go north up the hill facing the open sea.

At the far end is a Revive lying on the floor. Grab it, then launch yourself east over the ledge. Next, head south to meet a Pokemon trainer head on.

Pokemon Breeder Jay

Pokemon Level Type
Butterfree 10 Bug/Flying
A simple victory for any decently high level Pokemon, especially Rowlet, Litten, Electric-types and Flying-types, the list goes on... That said, weak as it is, Butterfree is still a fully evolved Pokemon, so don't let your guard done.

That's the road leading up to the Pokemon Centre all covered. Once you're ready, return to the main trail to the east and retrace your steps back to the Pokemon Centre. From the base of the stairs to the Pokemon Centre, you'll find that the path branches north and north-east.

To wrap up this route once and for all, head north. Beyond is a barricade preventing further access, while to the west is some tall grass. Either go around from the north or cut through the tall grass to reach the berry pile on the other side. Inspect it to receive a rude surprise--a wild Crabrawler!

Despite your best guesses, Crabrawler is actually not a Water-type and is instead a pure Fighting-type. If possible, try and catch it since you'll only find it hiding in berry piles. Once you've caught or defeated the unfriendly crab, you'll receive a bunch of random berries as before.

That's everything. Return to the stairs leading to the Pokemon Centre and follow the path leading north-east. At the end of the path, you'll bump into none other than Captain Ilima. When you think you're ready for the trial, head on through the captain's gates ahead and into the Verdant Cavern.

Pokemon Checklist

Quite a few new faces here. Growlithe is the first Fire-type you can find; occasionally found in the tall grass near the Pokemon Centre. It's decent, but recommended for skilled players since it evolves via Fire Stone. After it evolves, it won't learn any new moves, meaning timing is everything.

Another interesting Pokemon is Smeargle, which can use Sketch to learn almost every move. Therefore, when you encounter a wild Smeargle, you may want to use a move that you want it to learn, so it uses Sketch to learn it. That or switch Pokemon or use an item to make it Sketch nothing.

Guide Information

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    12 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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