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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 (????) 15-07-2020 / 05:09 GMT

To reach Exeggutor Island, you'll need to head to the south-west corner of Seafolk Village and chat to the chief who's standing next to the S.S. Magikarp. After being ferried to the island, head north through the grassy area, and back to the top of the hill where you obtained the Sun or Moon Flute. You'll find Hapu in front of the pedestal.

Island Kahuna Hapu

Pokémon Level Type
Golurk 53 Ground/Ghost
Gastrodon 53 Water/Ground
Flygon 53 Ground/Dragon
Mudsdale 54 Ground

As you'd expect from a Mudsdale rider, Hapu is a Ground-type user. Her first Pokémon, Golurk is an evolved Golett with high Attack and decent bulk. It can use Earthquake and Shadow Punch for STAB, Hammer Arm to hurt Ice and Dark-types, and Stealth Rock to annoy switch-ins. Confront it with Grass or Water-types.

Next up can be Gastrodon, which is an evolved Shellos with high HP and decent special-based stats. Hapu's Gastrodon can use Muddy Water and Mud Bomb to deal STAB damage and potentially lower Accuracy, and Recover to restore HP. Grass-types are ideal, as their attacks do 4x damage. All other Types hit neutrally.

Flygon is a fully evolved Trapinch and Vibrava, with high Attack and Speed. This one focuses on offense, relying on Earth Power and Dragon Breath to inflict STAB damage. Ice-types are strongly recommended, as they do 4x damage with their attacks. Otherwise Fairy-types should do well, especially if they have special bulk.

Finally, Hapu has a Mudsdale as expected. This evolved Mudbray boasts stellar Attack and impressive bulk, but suffers from poor speed. It can use Earthquake for STAB damage, Heavy Slam and Double Kick to hurt Ice-types, and Payback for all other purposes. Of course, it has Groundium Z. Tackle it with Grass or Water-types.

Stand your ground against Hapu's might and you'll be awarded with her Groundium Z . With this, you've completed your final Grand Trial! Now all Pokémon that are Level 80 will obey your command, even if they came from a trade. At this point, there's only one more thing standing between you and the title of Island Challenge Champion--the Pokémon League itself!

Dining with Hapu

After defeating Hapu, she'll show up at the restaurant in Seafolk Village if you try and order the "Zumongous Z-Noodles". Like the Olivia and Nanu events, this will allow you to receive 2 Heart Scales free of charge once per day. However, unless you're a huge Hapu fan or really need Heart Scales, eating with Nanu and/or Olivia is a lot more efficient use of time.

An Egg-citing Discovery Or Two

If you're ever bored, fly back to Exeggutor Island and return to the area with the pedestal where you got the flute and battled Hapu. As you climb up the final slope, it will start to rain heavily and the village chief will come over to direct you to the nearby shelter. Afterwards, if you return to Exeggutor Island during the night, you'll learn a secret about the Exeggutor here.

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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...

Version 1.1

  • 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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