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Route 3 - Continued

Vincent Lau

Whos been dropping all of these items anyway?

Pokémon Encounters - Route 3 South

Name Types(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Spearow Normal/Flying Grass south of the bridge (49%)
Mankey Fighting Grass south of the bridge (20%)
Rattata* Dark/Normal Grass south of the bridge (10%, Night only)
Yungoos Normal Grass south of the bridge (10%, Day only)
Bagon Dragon Grass south of the bridge (1%)
Cutiefly Bug/Fairy Grass south of the bridge (20%)
Crabrawler Fighting Berry Tree pile (100%)
Salamence Dragon/Flying (SOS only) Possible ally Pokemon for Bagon

There’s just a little bit more of Route 3 to explore before it’s all wrapped up. From the entrance to Melemele Meadow, head south to where Kukui was standing firmly above the bridge. The Prof isn’t there anymore, so cross the bridge to the other side.

Immediately to the right is a Pokemon trainer pacing up and down. You should probably let him know you’re here.

Rising Star Joshua

Pokemon Level Type
Growlithe 13 Fire

A Fire-type to complete the triangle. Popplio users will rejoice, while Rowlet users should watch out. Water-types like Slowpoke or Wingull are recommended, but other Pokemon that aren’t weak to Fire should be OK.

Moving on, follow the dirt trail south. To the right, next to a big rock is a Super Potion on the floor. Eventually, you’ll reach the end of the slope. From here, if you head north-east, you’ll find a patch of tall grass and, beyond, a pile of berries.

To the east of the berry pile is a Nest Bal l lying precariously at the cliff’s edge. Continuing south will take you to the exit. Towards the right is a tourist who wants to see a Rockruff. If you catch one from Ten Carat Hill, come back to receive 3,000 Poke Dollars .

Well, that’s everything for this route. Sort of… Now that you’ve beaten all the trainers here, you can challenge the trainer south of the Melemele Meadow entrance.

Ace Trainer Makana

Pokemon Level Type
Rockruff 13 Rock
Slowpoke 14 Water/Psychic

This smartypants has the Red Card item on his Pokemon. Hitting such a Pokemon will automatically make your Pokemon switch to a random one. To make matters worse, Rockruff will use Stealth Rock, which causes residual damage each time you switch a Pokemon in.

Both Rockruff and Slowpoke are weak to Grass-type moves, so a Pokemon with those moves will be stellar here. Otherwise, Water, Ground or Steel-types will sort out Rockruff, while Slowpoke will not like Electric or Dark-types at all.

Win and you’ll receive the Red Card for yourself. Once you’ve finished all your business here, continue south to exit Route 3 back to Route 1. From here, you should know your way back to Iki Town, right? (You need to head west.)


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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.

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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