Pokemon Encounters - Surfing
|Name||Type(s)||Location (Encounter Rate)|
|Finneon||Water||Surfing everywhere (30%)|
|Tentacool||Water/Poison||Surfing everywhere (30%)|
|Pyukumuku||Water||Surfing everywhere (20%)|
|Wingull||Water/Flying||Surfing everywhere (20%)|
Pokemon Encounters - Fishing
|Name||Type(s)||Location (Encounter Rate)|
|Magikarp||Water||Standard fishing spots (55%), bubbling fishing spots (45%)|
|Gyarados||Water/Flying||SOS from Magikarp|
|Wishiwashi||Water||Standard fishing spots (40%), bubbling fishing spots (20%)|
|Staryu||Water||Standard fishing spots (5%), bubbling fishing spots (35%)|
If you're heading straight to the island trial, this route is super-duper short. From the Royal Avenue entrance, all you have to do is travel north, then north-west at the sign to reach Wela Volcano Park, where Captain Kiawe is waiting. But if you've come all this way, you may as well have a proper look around.
From the sign next to the entrance to Wela Volcano Park, head due east. Just above the Route 7 signpost, there's a slope leading down to a sandy shore. Here, follow the shore south, past the idle Pokémon Breeder. Where the shore ends, sniff around with Stoutland to find a buried Net Ball . Next, summon Lapras along the east side.
To the east of the southern tip of the shore, there's a swimmer circling around a rock.
By now, you should hopefully be used to challenging Swimmers with Grass or Electric-types. Because the only Pokémon they have are Water-types. Basculin is a bit of a brute and the biggest threat of the two. It has solid offensive stats, but lacks durability.
To continue, paddle directly north, following the shoreline to the left. After passing the rocky outcrop to the left, land on the central part of the eastern shore. From here, follow the shore south for a moment. When you reach the rocks dividing the shore, have Stoutland search around to dig up a buried Pearl .
Return north to where you landed, then head deeper into the beach, via the north-west. Up ahead, there's a network of 6 small dens, with burrowing Pokémon coming in and out of them. In general, the Pokémon move horizontally between opposite dens, although there is one that does a "S" shape between the top-right and bottom-left dens.
Past the burrowing Pokémon, go up the slope along the west side. Reach the end of this higher path for a Max Repel . Return to the base of the slope, then go north along the shoreline. When you reach the water's edge, ride on Lapras. Next, paddle north to find a female swimmer swimming near two rocks.
It's almost criminal how this Pokémon isn't the evolved form of Luvdisc. Anyway, this giant sunfish can take a lot of beating, so try to nail it with strong Grass or Electric-types.
From here, position yourself so you're in the middle of the trio of rocks along this northern part of the sea. You'll know it's the right place if you're paddling right above a dormant fishing spot. Now swim south-east, following the rocks surrounding the sea. Along the way, there's a male swimmer moving diagonally near the rocks.
This water-skating bug is weak to Electric, Flying and Rock-types. Although Rock-types should steer clear because of its Water-type moves. Although Grass-types deal neutral damage, they are useful for resisting Surskit's attacks.
Near Casey, there's an item on the seafloor--pick it up to discover it's an Antidote . Afterwards, swim all the way the south. Soon, you'll arrive at the shore of a far-off island. Upon landing, continue south, deeper into the island. When you reach the pond with a bubbling fishing spot, go west along its south side.
Ahead, there's the "queen" of this island doing some flexing exercises. If you want to advance while avoiding her gaze, you need to hug the rock below. Also, when going behind her, make sure she's not stretching down, as she can see between her legs.
A slow Water-type with high Defense. Grass-types need to be cautious as it knows Icicle Spear. If possible, target its dire Special Defense with special attackers, preferably of the Grass or Electric variety.
Above Vanessa, in the corner north-west from the pond is TM32 Double Team . You won't find anything else on this remote island, so carry on west from Vanessa. On this side of the island, there's a ledge leading to the opposite shore. At this point, you can paddle west to reach the mainland, where you can continue onto Wela Volcano Park.
While traversing the waters, you can stumble upon Pyukumuku. These sea cucumbers are strictly defensive and do not learn attacking moves. Staryu can be fished up, ideally from bubbling fishing spots. They evolve into an actual Psychic-type, unlike Psyduck and pretty dang fast unlike Slowpoke.