Pokemon Encounters - Route 9
|Luvdisc||Water||Standard fishing spots (50%), bubbling fishing spots (80%)|
|Magikarp||Water||Standard fishing spots (20%), bubbling fishing spots (10%)|
|Gyarados||Water/Flying||SOS from Magikarp|
|Corsola||Water/Rock||Standard fishing spots (15%), bubbling fishing spots (5%)|
|Mareanie||Poison/Water||SOS from Corsola|
|Wishiwashi||Water||Standard fishing spots (15%), bubbling fishing spots (5%)|
Coming from Diglett’s Tunnel, you’ll emerge on the main section of Route 9, which is actually very small. As you begin to walk, a man in a trench coat will come from the nearby police station. This is Looker, a recurring character who first appeared in Pokémon Platinum. Anyway, he’ll give a Thunder Stone as a meeting gift.
This stone evolves everyone’s favorite Pikachu into Raichu… Unless you’re one of those who keeps Pikachu unevolved. Well, we suppose Pikachu has its charms. It can also be used on Eevee to evolve it into the Electric-type Jolteon. By the way, you can buy these stones in Konikoni City, which is literally just around the corner.
Once Looker is gone, you should enter the police station yourself. Speak to the policeman behind the counter to trigger the start of an amusing–and equally disturbing–sidequest. Head to the back of the room and talk to the other policeman to trigger a battle with a wild Ditto. This Pokémon will transform into yours, so be careful.
Ideally, you should catch the Ditto while you have the chance. After catching or defeating the Ditto, speak to the first policeman to receive 12,000 Poké Dollars. Afterwards, you can speak to him again to investigate other incidents involving Ditto. For now, leave the police station.
Just below the police station is a policeman you can battle. Or if you want to escape the law, just walk right behind him.
Police Officer Haruki
The middle evolution of Lillipup. It has gotten slightly stronger, but your Pokémon should be stronger still. Be cautious of its Intimidate, which lowers your Pokémon’s Attack. Smack it hard with Fighting-types if you have any.
Towards the south-west, the path will branch out in multiple directions. Heading north-west, past the female sightseer will take you straight to Konikoni City, which is your next destination. Meanwhile going the opposite drection, towards the south-east, will send you to Memorial Hill, where you’re not meant to go yet.
There’s also one more path. Just below the Konikoni City entrance, head south-west down the small slope. Here, there’s a wide ledge where you can do some fishing. To the left, you can search the rock at the far end for a X Accuracy. To the right, there’s a Net Ball just lying there. Of course, you can battle the fisherman too.
Two Water-type Pokémon that may need different approaches. Actually, as it happens, both are weak to Ground. Otherwise, Chinchou is also weak to Grass, and Tentacool is weak to Psychic.
That basically concludes this route, although you’ll need to pass by here later–multiple times if you’re doing the Ditto sidequest. While the iron’s still hot, head north-west towards glorious Konikoni City.