Likewise, in this section, we’ll be covering all the little things you can do on Akala Island once you’re the Champion.
A Fiery Present
Return to Paniola Town and visit the house to the west of the Pokemon Centre. On the ground floor, chat to the man sitting behind the table, who happens to be Kiawe’s old man. He’ll give you a Protector that evolves Rhydon when it’s traded while holding one.
Gifts from Colress
When you need an oceanside break, travel to Route 8 and head towards the Aether trailer along the north side. As you get near, you should spot Colress standing in front of the trailer. Hmm, he sure likes this route…
Walk up to him and he’ll give you the following items for Genesect: Douse Drive , Shock Drive , Burn Drive and Chill Drive . When held by Genesect, these items modify the Type of its signature move Techno Blast.
A Tasty Reward
Head to Mallow’s family restaurant, located south from Olivia’s shop in Konikoni City. Inside, cough up the courage to speak to the Team Skull Grunt by the stairs. She’ll give you a Whipped Dream and Sachet , which can evolve Swirlix and Spritzee when they’re traded with one.
Visit from Kahili
The first time you ever see Kahili is in the Pokemon League, but you may have heard of her before. In any case, take some time out of your busy schedule to visit the Hano Grand Resort. Inside, you’ll find Kahili standing by a plant pot in the foyer.
Chat to her to receive TM92 Trick Room . If you’ve never witnessed it, Trick Room creates a bizarre space where speed priority is reversed. This means slower Pokemon act earlier, while faster Pokemon act later. Useful if you’re running a team of slow Pokemon.
Game Freak Offices
If you’ve never been, the Game Freak offices are located in the office building between the Heahea City Pokemon Centre and the Dimensional Research Lab. Specifically the middle floor.
Inside, you can chat to Morimoto, the Battle Director, towards the west of the office to challenge him to a fierce battle.
Game Freak Morimoto
Flareon is one of Morimoto’s evolved Eevees and quite possibly the weakest one. It has Flare Blitz for STAB, Quick Attack to take down weakened foes, Baby-Doll Eyes to drop Attack and Will-o-Wisp to punish physical attackers. Water-type special attackers are fantastic.
Jolteon is insanely fast with high Special Attack to boot. But it has terrible HP and Defence, so an easy win for strong physical attackers, especially Ground-types. It too has Baby-Doll Eyes and Quick Attack, but has Thunder Wave to cause paralysis.
Vaporeon has ridiculous high HP and good special stats, but suffers from below-average Speed. It has a powerful STAB Hydro Pump and Toxic to punish Pokemon that resist it. Hit it hard with physical attackers and don’t look back.
Machamp is the usual powerhouse with laughable Speed. However, you won’t be laughing when its Stone Edge and Poison Jab connect, dishing out heavy damage to your Flying and Fairy-type Pokemon. Psychic-types are ideal, if they can take a hit that is.
Dragonite is the final evolution of Dratini, a bulky Dragon Pokemon. Morimoto’s has power STAB Hurricane and Draco Meteor, plus Thunder and Blizzard for Coverage. Ice-type moves are essential since they do 4x damage. Just be careful as Dragonite seems to have Multiscale.
The first time you win, you’ll receive the Oval Charm , which boosts the rate of finding Pokemon Eggs in the Pokemon Nursery. Perfect for hardcore Pokemon breeders! In addition, you will be able to challenge Morimoto to a battle once per day.
The other thing you can do in Game Freak’s offices is speak to the Director towards the east side of the office. Once you’ve caught all 300 Pokemon in the Alola Pokedex (not including Mythical Pokemon), he’ll give you the Shiny Charm , which boosts the rate of finding rare Shiny Pokemon.