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Guide Name: Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon
Author: Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
First Published: 23-12-2017 / 00:00 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 18-08-2018 / 16:21 GMT

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon Strategy Guide

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Akala Island

Akala Island

Dividing Peaks Tunnel

From the entrance to Wela Volcano Park on Route 7, head north-east towards the barricade in front of the tunnel passage. Before you can reach there, a mysterious man comes along to invite you to his island paradise, known as Poké Pelago. Somehow, Charizard knows where to find these islands, even if we’re not sure where they are!

Paradise for Boxed Pokémon

Poké Pelago is a side area where the Pokémon in your boxes can finally breathe and do something worthwhile. The first thing you can do is harvest Poké Beans–these are used as currency to cultivate and expand islands. They can also be fed to Pokémon via Pokémon Refresh.

The islands of Poké Pelago each have their own purpose, which can ultimately help your Alolan journey and beyond. For instance, you can befriend new Pokémon, grow berries, increase Happiness, boost Effort Values (EVs) and search for rare items.

Having cleared the Fire-type trial, approach the barricade and it’ll be taken down. Thus allowing you access to the tunnel connecting this route with the next.

It's just a tunnel. What did you expect?

Pokemon Encounters - Dividing Peaks Tunnel

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Kecleon Normal Shadows by the side of the tunnel (100%)
Wimpod Bug/Water Chasing Wimpod (100%)
For some reason, since Sun and Moon, they made the tunnel between Route 7 and Route 8 into a fully-fledged location. We say "fully-fledged", but it's literally a straight tunnel with nary a point of interest. Why they didn't, for example, develop the Golf Course at the Hano Grand Resort, we'll never know.

As you proceed through the tunnel, you’ll bump into your unlikely friends, the Ultra Recon Squad. But they’re not here to battle this time. After exiting the tunnel, if you return, you can encounter wild Pokémon as shadows along the left and right side of the tunnel. If there are no shadows, you’ll find scurrying Wimpod near the north instead.

Pokémon Checklist

Only Kecleon and Wimpod live here. The former are color-changing lizards who change Type depending on the move they’re hit with. While this sounds cool, they are sadly underpowered. Wimpod can evolve into the beastly Golisopod. Their weakness is Emergency Exit, which makes them flee at low HP.