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Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
First Published: 23-12-2017 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 06-04-2018 / 13:55 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 18-10-2018 / 03:56 GMT

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Akala Island

Akala Island

After the Storm

So the stickers are waterproof. Interesting...

After clearing Lana’s trial, head south-west from the Route 5 Pokémon Center, along the path with the berry tree. At the corner with the stationary trainer, go a few paces east, then up the path where you picked up the Revive. Use your newly-obtained Fishing Rod at the far end to retrive Totem Sticker #028 from the pond to the left.

There are a few more stickers like that, but let’s return to Brooklet Hill real quick.

Pokemon Encounters - Brooklet Hill

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Paras Bug/Grass [Day] All grass patches (20%)
Morelull Grass/Fairy [Night] All grass patches (20%)
Wingull Water/Flying All grass patches (20%)
Psyduck Water All grass patches (20%)
Poliwag Water All grass patches (20%)
Dewpider Water/Bug All grass patches (20%)

Pokemon Encounters - Surfing

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Dewpider Water/Bug [Day] Surfing everywhere except Totem's Den (40%)
Surskit Bug/Water [Night] Surfing everywhere except Totem's Den (40%)
Poliwag Water Surfing everywhere except Totem's Den (40%)
Psyduck Water Surfing everywhere except Totem's Den (20%)
Finneon Water Surfing in Totem's Den (40%)
Tentacool Water/Poison Surfing in Totem's Den (40%)
Wingull Water/Flying Surfing in Totem's Den (20%)

Pokemon Encounters - Fishing

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Magikarp Water Standard fishing spots (44%), bubbling fishing spots outside Totem's Den (40%), Standard fishing spots (55%), bubbling fishing spots inside Totem's Den (40%)
Gyarados Water/Flying SOS from Magikarp
Goldeen Water Standard fishing spots (30%), bubbling fishings spots outside Totem's Den (30%)
Basculin Water Standard fishing spots (25%), bubbling fishing spots outside Totem's Den (25%)
Feebas Water Standard fishing spots (1%), bubbling fishing spots outside Totem's Den (10%)
Wishiwashi Water Standard fishing spots (40%), bubbling fishing spots inside Totem's Den (25%)
Alomomola Water Standard fishing spots (5%), bubbling fishing spots inside Totem's Den (35%)

From the entrance, head down to the wooden plank, then summon Lapras to its south. Paddle south and you’ll come across a small secluded shore that’s home to a lonely fisherman and behind him, a Rare Candy.

Fisherman Hal

Pokémon Level Type
Tentacool 16 Water/Poison
A common jellyfish that you'll likely be seeing a lot more of starting now. Because it's part Poison, Grass-types should be avoided. Electric, Ground and Psychic-types are all super-effective, although Ground-types will take double damage from Water.

Afterwards, swim back to the other side. If it’s currently raining, follow the path beyond the trial gates towards the first lake. Here, go over to the east side and speak to the man standing away from the wooden pier. Should you be confident in your skills, accept his challenge.

Veteran Johny

Pokémon Level Type
Wingull 19 Water/Flying
Mantyke 19 Water/Flying
Barboach 19 Water/Ground
This battle can be tough especially if you just came from the trial. All of Johny's Pokémon are Water-type and thus inflict 50% more damage during the rain. Even if you change the weather, they're all carrying Rain Dance to change it back to rain.

Anyway, Wingull and Mantyke are both extremely weak to Electric, and weak to Rock. However sending out a Rock-type is even riskier than normal because of the rain. Meanwhile Barboarch is extremely weak to Grass. Otherwise you could field your own Water-type to deal neutral damage, but boosted by the rain.

That’s all, but you may want to stay in Brooklet Hill and go hunting for Pokémon in the tall grass and underwater. The next trial is the Fire-type trial, so if you don’t have any Water Pokémon, now is the perfect chance to catch some and make your life easier. If not here, then elsewhere on Alola where there’s loads of water.

Pokémon Checklist (1)

During the day, you can find Paras and Dewpider in the tall grass. The Bug/Grass Paras is slow as heck, but can learn Spore, a 100% accurate sleep move. Meanwhile the Water/Bug Dewpider has a great ability that weakens Fire moves and powers up its own Water moves.

When it’s nighttime, you’ll find Morelull and Surskit instead. Morelull is super slow like Paras, but is a Grass/Fairy-type, so it only has one 4x weakness, not two. Surskit is a Bug/Water-type like Dewpider, but becomes a Bug/Flying after it evolves.

Once you’ve had enough fun in Brooklet Hill, exit back to Route 5. There, follow the road south-east back to Paniola Ranch. From here, you can head directly south to the Sudowoodo blocking the road. If you have some spare time though, you could consider briefly returning to the actual ranch, located towards the west, where you befriended Stoutland.

Over in the north-west corner, near where the angry Tauros was, you can fish up Totem Sticker #026 from the pond. That’s pretty much the only reason to go back. Eiether way, approach the Sudowoodo and they’ll run off after seeing your Waterium Z. Before you can proceed though, the Ultra Recon Squad duo arrive to give you a taste of their local wildlife.

Ultra Recon Squad Dulse/Soliera

Pokémon Level Type
Poipole 20 Poison
This never-seen-before Ultra Beast is a pure Poison-type; thus it's susceptible to Ground and Psychic-types. Steel-types are also great since they're immune to Poison moves. While it appears otherworldly, if you keep calm and treat it like a normal Pokémon, victory should be a breeze.

Triumph this battle of the worlds and you’ll receive a Mystic Water from the little kid watching the fight.

Pokémon Checklist (2)

In terms of fishing, you can find Magikarp all over. This pathetic excuse of a fish evolves into the fearsome Water/Flying Gyarados at Level 20. Thankfully, this isn’t as arduous a task as it used to be, at least if you have Exp. Share turned on.

Feebas is found rarely in the main part of Brooklet Hill. It evolves into Milotic when traded with a Prism Scale. Meanwhile Wishiwashi lurks in the Totem’s Den. This fish is normally weak, but can transform into the powerful School form when Level 20 or above.