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Pokémon: Ultra Sun & Moon

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Route 9

Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) You're fast approaching the end of your Akala Island adventures.

You're fast approaching the end of your Akala Island adventures. (left), (right)

Pokemon Encounters - Route 9

Name Type(s) Location (Rate)
"Luvdisc" IconLuvdisc Water Standard fishing spots (50%), bubbling fishing spots (80%)
"Magikarp" IconMagikarp Water Standard fishing spots (20%), bubbling fishing spots (10%)
"Gyarados" IconGyarados Water/Flying SOS from "Magikarp" IconMagikarp
"Corsola" IconCorsola Water/Rock Standard fishing spots (15%), bubbling fishing spots (5%)
"Mareanie" IconMareanie Poison/Water SOS from "Corsola" IconCorsola
"Wishiwashi" IconWishiwashi Water Standard fishing spots (15%), bubbling fishing spots (5%)

Coming from "Diglett" IconDiglett’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" IconPikachu into "Raichu" IconRaichu… Unless you’re one of those who keeps Pikachu unevolved. Well, we suppose Pikachu has its charms. It can also be used on "Eevee" IconEevee to evolve it into the Electric-type "Jolteon" IconJolteon. 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" IconDitto. 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

Pokémon Level Type
"Herdier" IconHerdier 24 Normal

The middle evolution of "Lillipup" IconLillipup. 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.

Fisherman Mike

Pokémon Level Type
"Chinchou" IconChinchou 23 Water/Electric
"Tentacool" IconTentacool 23 Water/Poison

Two Water-type Pokémon that may need different approaches. Actually, as it happens, both are weak to Ground. Otherwise, "Chinchou" IconChinchou is also weak to Grass, and "Tentacool" IconTentacool 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.

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    23 December 2017
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    4 January 2023
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    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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