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Pokémon: Ultra Sun & Moon
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
First Published: 23-12-2017 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 12-07-2020 / 23:35 GMT

Heahea City is smaller than Hau'oli City, but there's plenty to see.

Welcome to the first of Akala Island's wondrous cities! You'll barely be able to take two steps before the gang comes together by the harbor. Your task is made abundantly clear: There are 3 island trials in Akala Island, and a Grand Trial waiting afterwards. Right, so this is where things start to get serious!

Once you resume control, head west towards the harbor, down the steps. Hidden on the wall to the north is Totem Sticker #018 . Next, enter the ferry terminal building you passed by to the right. Inside, chat to the folks in the top-left corner to receive a very rare ball! A GS--oh, a Premier Ball .

Return outside and head east back towards the entrance to Heahea Beach. Instead of entering the beach, carry on and enter the first building on the right, which happens to be the tourist bureau. Inside, you can find the Name Rater , who will kindly let you change a Pokémon's nickname--but only if their OT (Original Trainer) is you.

East from the tourist bureau is Heahea City's apparel shop. Just outside, you'll bump into Lillie and her little friend. Afterwards, pop inside the apparel shop to have a look. It's a brand new island, so perhaps a new look would suit you? While you're here, there's a Beauty who wants to see Salazzle's Pokédex entry.

There are two ways to get Salazzle, or three if playing Ultra Moon. First you can evolve the female Salandit found in Lush Jungle or Wela Volcano Park. Alternatively, Salazzle can occasionally be summoned by Salandit during S.O.S. Battles. Finally, Ultra Moon players can collect a Totem Salazzle with 50 stickers.

Regardless of the method, the reward for your efforts is 10,000 Poké Dollars . Outside on the street again, cross the road south from the apparel shop. Talk to the lady by the fence to receive a delectable Rare Candy . Chat to her again if you want to know how they work. After that lucky find, carry on east from the apparel shop.

Soon, the road will branch off towards the north and the east. The road going north leads to Tide Song Hotel, as well as Route 4. Meanwhile the road going east leads to the Pokémon Center and a zealous Stoutland blocking the rock. First things first, you should visit the Pokémon Center to get your bearings and stock up on items.

Of note, the right Poké Mart clerk has a range of defensive TMs, although your wallet may be feeling defensive right now. When you feel like you've made adequate preparations, exit the Pokémon Center and follow the road north towards the hotel. Just before the exit to Route 4, to the east, you'll bump into a colorful duo.

Why, it's Professor Sycamore's assistants all the way from the Kalos region! Unsurprisingly, the best way to introduce yourself is with a Pokémon battle.

Pokémon Trainer Dexio (Ultra Sun)

Pokémon Level Type
Mime Jr. 15 Psychic/Fairy
Espeon 15 Psychic

Dexio is a fan of Psychic-types, so Dark-types are ideal since they're immune. Ghost-types are also recommended for their super-effective damage, and Steel-types to resist. Mime Jr. should be a piece of cake, but Espeon has incredible Speed and hits hard with Psybeam--don't make the mistake of toying with it!

Pokémon Trainer Sina (Ultra Moon)

Pokémon Level Type
Smoochum 15 Ice/Psychic
Glaceon 15 Ice

Sina, meanwhile, seems to prefer her Ice-types. Defensively, Ice-types have the short end of the stick, as they're weak to Fire, Fighting, Rock and Steel. Surely, you must have one of those. Smoochum is also weak to Dark, Ghost and Bug, and generally an easy foe. Glaceon is slow, but can quickly catch up with Icy Wind.

Give the Kalos trainers a battle worth remembering and you'll receive the Zygarde Cu... Oh, wait a second, you just get a Full Restore ? Does that mean... you don't need to collect 100 Zygarde Cells like in Sun and Moon? Why, we do believe it's party time! Of, but of course, you still have to find 100 Totem Stickers. Party cancelled.

After that delightful encounter, you can leave for Route 4 with nobody to stop you. But since we're here, it would be remiss of us not to continue along towards Tide Song Hotel. Follow the road north-west, towards the fountain. Soon, the luxurious Tide Song Hotel will come into full view. Moving on, head west from the fountain.

On the wall of the small gatehouse along the south side of the hotel, you can find Totem Sticker #019 . Continuing west from here will lead you back to Heahea Beach. Instead, go over to the hotel's front entrance. Chat to the bellhop to listen to his woes. Before entering, head east towards the east side of the hotel.

No public place is safe from these stickers!

Peel off Totem Sticker #020 , then enter the hotel. Inside, you'll find Lillie standing by the top-right corner of the lobby. You actually don't need to come speak to her, but it's nice to know she's safe. Go to the central reception area and chat to the owner about the bellhop's problems. He'll tell you to show him a Magmar.

You can either evolve Magby from Wela Volcano Park into Magmar, or cross your fingers that a wild Magby summons a Magmar during a S.O.S. Battle. Bring a Magmar with you when speaking to the Bellhop and you'll receive a piece of Charcoal . Next, head for the top-left corner to find a dancer and a Corsola. Sound familiar?

If you read the letter in the bottle in Heahea Beach, talk to the dancer and you'll get to keep the Heart Scale . Regardless, walk a few paces south-east from the dancer. Around here are a bunch of cozy sofas, two tables and a large flower pot. On the left table, there's Totem Sticker #021 stuck on top.

You may think that's everything, but you couldn't be more wrong! From the tables, head directly north towards the elevator. Press the button by the side to activate the elevator, then ride it to the 3rd floor. Upstairs, go east along the fancy corridor, then enter the first door you find. Approach the lass and her Pokémon to get kicked out.

You'll mysteriously receive an Oran Berry . Afterwards, go back in to discover the room's empty. Grab the Fresh Water lying towards the west. Next, enter the balcony and go right past the window. Press the A button when prompted to pick up an obscured Swift Wing . Return to the corridor and check out the room on the right.

The old man inside is here for a long-awaited reunion, except he has no idea where his 3 friends are. All he knows is that they're somewhere in Heahea City. Smells like the start of another sidequest! For now, go back towards the elevator, then head south-west to reach another long corridor. Again, enter the first room you find.

Inside, there's a man who will give you previously event-only Z-Crystals if you show you the following Pokémon: Snorlax, Mew and Marshadow. After checking you haven't received hearing damage, go towards the balcony and check the back of the deckchair for Totem Sticker #022 . Finally, go back out and visit the last room to the left.

It's really easy to miss, but there's another floor of the hotel to explore!

Within, inspect the area just under the bed for a Revive . Standing by the balcony is a rather eccentric fella; best you just leave him alone for now... Being sure not to catch his attention, enter the balcony and again go right to find another obscured item, this time a Health Wing .

Now you can say you've been everywhere you can go, but there's still one tiny, little detail--or three. Exit the hotel and head west towards Heahea Beach. Go north along the wall, towards the BP shops. Just by the corner is an old lady, who's here for the old geezer's reunion. Next, leave Heahea Beach via the south.

Make your way to the harbor where you found the Totem Sticker, west from the ferry terminal building. Standing near where the sticker was is a Beauty, who's also here for the reunion. Finally, dash east and enter the apparel shop to the west of the Pokémon Center. Standing to the right of the changing room is the final target.

Having located all 3 old friends, return to the east-most room on the 3rd floor of Tide Song Hotel. Once things start settling down, chat to the old man who gave you the request to receive a Revival Herb . That was a detour and a half. When ready, head on over to Route 4, via the road south-east from the hotel.

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    23 December 2017
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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In this retelling of the critically acclaimed Pokémon Sun and Moon games, it's time to return to the vivid and lush Alola region as a new Pokémon trainer. Like before, your goal is to go on an unforgettable adventure with your Pokémon companions, traveling across the four islands of Alola, while aiming to surpass the Island Trials. The "Ultra" in the games' titles refers to the many new additions and enhancements, such as an expanded Alola Pokédex, new Ultra Beasts, plus brand new minigames such as Mantine Surf and Ultra Warp Ride. Perhaps you may also finally uncover the secrets behind the mysterious Legendary Pokémon Necrozma...

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  • A full story walkthrough covering every aspect of Alola's famous Island Challenge.
  • Complete encounter tables showing all the Pokémon you can catch in each given location.
  • No stone left unturned! Every single sidequest explained and all hidden item locations.
  • In-depth gameplay tips for beginners and advanced Pokémon trainers alike.
  • Full list of all the Totem Stickers, TMs, Z-Crystals, Z-Moves and more.
  • Detailed overview of the various side activities including the new Mantine Surf and Ultra Warp Ride.
  • Full postgame walkthrough featuring all the activities you can do after becoming Champion.

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