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Optional - Route 1 & Ten Carat Hill

By
Vincent Lau

Although you can depart for the next island, Akala Island, there’s still a lot of things you can do on this island, especially now that you’ve been officially acknowledged by the kahuna. These next few sections are dedicated to optional sidequests and areas found in Melemele. If you’re leaving now though, skip ahead to the Leaving Melemele page.

Route 1

(1 of 2) More areas become accessible when you get new Ride Pokémon.

More areas become accessible when you get new Ride Pokémon. (left), (right)

Pokémon Encounters - Past the Boulders

Name Type(s) Location (Rate)
"Bonsly" IconBonsly Rock Behind the boulders (30%)
"Sudowoodo" IconSudowoodo Rock SOS from "Bonsly" IconBonsly
"Happiny" IconHappiny Normal SOS from "Happiny" IconHappiny
"Rockruff" IconRockruff Rock Behind the boulders (20%)
"Pikipek" IconPikipek Normal/Flying Behind the boulders (20%)
"Yungoos" IconYungoos Normal [Day] Behind the boulders (20%)
"Rattata" IconRattata* Dark/Normal [Night] Behind the boulders (20%)
"Munchlax" IconMunchlax Normal Behind the boulders (10%)
"Snorlax" IconSnorlax Normal SOS from "Munchlax" IconMunchlax

From the entrance to Iki Town, head south-east back towards the junction with the playful "Rockruff" IconRockruff. If you haven’t already, summon "Tauros" IconTauros with the Ride Pager. Directly south from "Rockruff" IconRockruff are a pile of cracked boulders–charge into them with "Tauros" IconTauros to clear the path. On the other side, there’s a side path leading east.

Navigate your way to the south-west corner first, past the tall grass. At the far end, there’s a Nest Ball waiting to be found. Return east and wade through the tall grass along the upper path. Leap over the ledge to the right, then head towards the trainer tips sign. Afterwards, pick up the Nugget to the right of the sign.

Next, jump over the ledge below, as well as the ledge immediately to the right. Nearby is a patch of tall grass; either go around it or push through it. Finally, leap over the remaining two ledges to the right. You’ll end up near the beginning of Route 1, along its west branch. From here, you can easily return home to report to Mom.

Ten Carat Hill

(1 of 2) A place people rarely venture to because of the boulders blocking the entrance.

A place people rarely venture to because of the boulders blocking the entrance. (left), (right)

Pokémon Encounters - Ten Carat Hill

Name Type(s) Location (Rate)
"Mawile" IconMawile Steel/Fairy Everywhere in the cave (30%)
"Zubat" IconZubat Poison/Flying Everywhere in the cave (30%)
"Roggenrola" IconRoggenrola Rock Everywhere in the cave (20%)
"Carbink" IconCarbink Rock/Fairy Everywhere in the cave (20%)
"Psyduck" IconPsyduck Water Everywhere in the cave (10%)
"Sableye" IconSableye Ghost/Dark SOS from "Carbink" IconCarbink

At this point, it makes sense to visit Ten Carat Hill, which is located nearby to the south, south-west from Kukui’s Lab. You’ll know you’ve reached the right place when you find an entrance surrounded by breakable boulders past a patch of tall grass. Without further ado, clear the way with your good chum, "Tauros" IconTauros.

Inside the cave, pick up the X Attack a few paces north. Next, charge with "Tauros" IconTauros in a south-westerly direction, smashing through the pile of rocks in the way. Immediately after the first pile of rocks, dismount from "Tauros" IconTauros, then squeeze through the narrow path to the west. On the other side, grab the Super Potion below.

After this, head south-west while following the ledge, but being careful not to jump over it just yet. At the far end is an Ultra Ball for the taking. Now you may jump over the ledge. Upon landing, continue south-west while riding "Tauros" IconTauros. Break through the next set of rocks, then keep going west through some more rocks, ignoring the path going north.

(1 of 2) Smack Down can hit Pokémon when they're in mid-air during Fly, Bounce and Sky Drop.

Smack Down can hit Pokémon when they're in mid-air during Fly, Bounce and Sky Drop. (left), (right)

Pokémon Encounters - Farthest Hollow

Name Type(s) Location (Rate)
"Spinda" IconSpinda Normal In the grass (30%)
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting In the grass (30%)
"Rockruff" IconRockruff Rock In the grass (20%)
"Carbink" IconCarbink Rock/Fairy In the grass (10%)
"Roggenrola" IconRoggenrola Rock In the grass (10%)

Huh, so not all Z-Crystals are obtained from trials. Regardless, return to the cave and follow the path leading north that you passed by earlier. You’ll emerge in the main part of the Farthest Hollow, a gigantic clearing that few trainers set foot in. From the entrance, slowly head north, while keeping your eyes to the left side of the path.

Pick up the Hard Stone hiding to the west, then dash to the very center and scoop up the Nugget in plain sight. At this point, you can head in a variety of directions. Going north-west is the most boring, as all you’ll find is tall grass. To the south-west is more tall grass, but also a Great Ball in the corner.

Next, there’s nothing to the north-east, besides a lonely Burn Heal. Finally, the south-east path is the most exciting. If you go through the tall grass, you’ll find a path that snake arounds to the southern part of the hollow, directly above the entrance. Waiting here, before the next patch of tall grass, is TM23 Smack Down.

That’s all for this area. In your own time, retrace your steps to exit. We’ll be waiting for you by the entrance to Hau’oli City, by the Trainer’s School!

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms,
    3DS
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 December 2017
  • Last Updated
    4 January 2023
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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