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Pokémon: Sun & Moon

Grand Trial 3 - Malie City

Vincent Lau

Having beaten Team Skull on their own turf, you should return to the Aether House on Route 15 to report back. Unfortunately, while you were absent, things have taken a turn for the worse.

Team Skull Gladion

Pokemon Level Type
"Golbat" IconGolbat 37 Poison/Flying
"Sneasel" IconSneasel 37 Dark/Ice
"Type: Null" IconType: Null 38 Normal

Another "Golbat" IconGolbat; you know the drill. This one is a bit tougher though since it knows Acrobatics, which deals a lot of damage when the user has no held item. Rock, Electric or Steel-types are thus preferable.

"Sneasel" IconSneasel receives 4x damage from Fighting-types, so use those if you can. Otherwise, Bug, Rock, Steel, Fire and Fairy-types are good, althoug Rock and Fairies need to beware of Metal Claw.

"Type: Null" IconType: Null is to be expected; although now that most of your Pokemon have evolved, it should be easier to handle. Since it’s a Normal-type, Fighting-types are recommended. Or you can try and hold it off with a Steel-type.

Afterwards, Gladion will offer to take you straight outside the ferry terminal in Malie City. If you prefer, you can refuse and head there yourself in your own time. In case you’re unsure, it’s where you first arrived in Ula’ula Island.

There, an unexpected visitor will come to send you off.

Island Kahuna Nanu

Pokemon Level Type
"Sableye" IconSableye 38 Ghost/Dark
"Krokorok" IconKrokorok 38 Ground/Dark
"Persian" IconPersian (Alolan) 39 Dark

Note : Nanu has brought along some Hyper Potions and Full Heals.

Don’t take it too serious, right… Definitely don’t listen to his advice.

"Sableye" IconSableye is only weak to Fairy-types. However Nanu’s Sableye only knows Rock and Ghost moves, so Pokemon that resist those moves should do well. Just be prepared for the inevitable turn one Fake Out. Rather than waste your first turn, use an item if you need to.

"Krokorok" IconKrokorok is weak to Grass, Water, Ice, Fairy and Fighting-types; that’s a lot! It has the Intimidate Ablity, which lowers the opponent’s Attack when it comes out. In terms of moves, it has the annoying Swagger, which raises Attack and causes confusion.

Dark Garfield… ahem, Alolan "Persian" IconPersian is weak to Fighting, Fairy and Bug-types, but Fur Coat will reduce the damage it takes from physical moves. It also has Darkium Z, so Pokemon that resist Dark are ideal. It too has Fake Out and a Rock move in Power Gem.

Shine light on Nanu’s darkness and you’ll earn his Darkium Z , signalling the completion of your island trials on Ula’ula Island. From this point on, all Pokemon up to Level 65 will obey your command. Sadly, the celebrations will have to be put on hold though.

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    12 December 2016
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    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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