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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: 26-11-2018 / 07:46 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 16-12-2018 / 04:28 GMT

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon Guide Guide Info

Akala Island

Akala Outskirts

Prepare yourself. Akala Island's strongest trainer is just around the corner.

Pokemon Encounters - Akala Outskirts

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Wingull Water/Flying [Day] All grass patches (30%), [Night] (50%)
Natu Psychic/Flying All grass patches (20%)
Xatu Psychic/Flying SOS from Natu
Gumshoos Normal [Day] All grass patches (20%)
Raticate (Alolan) Dark/Normal [Night] All grass patches (20%)
Nosepass Rock All grass patches (15%)
Stufful Normal/Fighting All grass patches (15%)

Pokemon Encounters - Fishing

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Magikarp Water Standard fishing spots (55%), bubbling fishing spots (40%)
Gyarados Water/Flying SOS from Magikarp
Wishiwashi Water Standard fishing spots (40%), bubbling fishing spots (25%)
Chinchou Water/Electric Standard fishing spots (5%), bubbling fishing spots (35%)
Lanturn Water/Electric SOS from Chinchou

This small area is sandwiched between Memorial Hill and the Ruins of Life. If you’re looking for a place to train before the next Grand Trial, this is an alright place. Coming from Memorial Hill, you’ll start towards the south-west. To begin with, make your way east, past the lamppost below the hill.

After a short while, you’ll run into a a patch of tall grass that you can’t avoid. Step into the grass, then carry on east past it. On the other side, there’s a slope leading north and a rocky cliff ledge towards the east. Near the south-east corner is a fisherman who can’t decide whether he wants to fish or walk around.

Fisherman Vernon

Pokémon Level Type
Wishiwashi 24 Water

Finally, a Wishiwashi that’s high enough Level to transform into its School form. In this fearsome state, it has massively increased offensive and defensive stats. But its HP and Speed remain poor. Try to take it out with Grass-types if possible. Once its HP goes below a quarter, it will revert to its weakling state.

After defeating Vernon or otherwise, head north along the rocky cliff edge. At the far end is TM28 Leech Life . This move used to be absolutely dreadful; used by Zubats and Paras at the beginning of the game. But ever since Pokémon Sun and Moon, it’s been massively improved for some reason, not that we’re complaining!

Moving on, head north from the tall grass, up the slope. At the top of the hill, there are several patches of tall grass, and a martial artist practising near the center. As he punches, he’ll look to his west, south, east and then repeat. It’s possible to avoid him by heading north when he looks west.

Black Belt Kenji

Pokémon Level Type
Crabrawler 25 Fighting

Remember, this gutsy crab is a pure Fighting-type and not a Water-type at all. That said, it does know Bubble Beam, which might confuse you. As with Hala’s Crabrawler, send your Flying, Psychic or Fairy-types after it to earn a quick victory.

If you study the hill top carefully, there are three patches of tall grass–to the west, south and east of Kenji. As it happens, each patch has a hidden item. For the tall grass to the west, search near its north for a Big Mushroom. Next, search the west side of the south patch for a Tiny Mushroom .

Finally, look around the center of the east patch for a second Tiny Mushroom . If you navigate carefully, it’s even possible to pick up these items without entering Kenji’s vision. Just be careful when moving between the west and south patches. Afterwards, go north from Kenji to reach the entrance to the Ruins of Life.

Before you proceed, make sure your Pokémon are all healed up and ready for battle. As you approach the exit, a member of Team Skull you’ve never seen before will appear. She’s not happy you’ve been trashing her teammates and battles you to seek revenge.

Team Skull Admin Plumeria

Pokémon Level Type
Golbat 26 Poison/Flying
Salandit 27 Poison/Fire

Plumeria leads with Golbat, an evolved Zubat. This giant bat boasts high Speed and its other stats aren’t half bad either. For moves, it has Poison Fang and Wing Attack for STAB damage and Confuse Ray to mess up your Pokémon. Nail it with Electric, Rock, Ice or Psychic-types.

Her next Pokémon, Salandit, is less of a threat since it’s not yet evolved. However, just to be safe, Ground-types will deal 4x damage, which is a certain KO in most cases. Alternatively, Water, Rock and Psychic-types should perform very well.

Show Plumeria why her teammates have failed thus far and you’ll be free to continue on your way. There’s no need to heal, but you may want to rearrange your party to get ready for the Rock-type Kahuna.

Pokémon Checklist

During the day, you can encounter the Psychic/Flying Natu. Like Hoothoot, it first appeared in the Johto region. Meanwhile the Rock-type Nosepass can be found all day. This funky Pokémon evolves into the Rock and Steel Probopass, like the one in Olivia’s shop.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    23 December 2017
  • Last Updated
    26 November 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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