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Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon

Strategy Guide

Author: Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun
First Published: 23-12-2017 / 00:00 GMT
Version: 1.1 (????) 21-08-2018 / 06:18 GMT

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon Strategy Guide

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Akala Island

Akala Island

Hano Beach

What treasures will we find on this beach?

Pokemon Encounters - Hano Beach

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Staryu Water Rustling spots (70%)
Starmie Water/Psychic SOS from Staryu
Sandygast Ghost/Ground Rustling spots (30%)

Pokemon Encounters - Surfing

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Pyukumuku Water Surfing everywhere (30%)
Finneon Water Surfing everywhere (30%)
Tentacool Water/Poison Surfing everywhere (30%), rustling surfing spots (100%)
Wingull Water/Flying Surfing everywhere (10%)

As you step foot in the beach, you may want to call Stoutland, as people have dropped a bunch of items around here. In fact, from the entrance, go north-east a few paces. Check the side of the deckchair for a a hidden Soda Pop . From here, dash south-east towards the shoreline. Around here is the lifeguard surveying the seas.

Neverending Lost and Found

As a reminder (or in case you missed it), all items hidden in the sand have a chance of reappearing the next day. So you can look forward to more Soda Pops, Pearls, etc. if you come back to this beach later. The same applies to all other beaches, large or small.

Search the shallow water a few paces to his south-west to dig up a Pearl . Afterwards, follow the beach north-west until you reach the last couple of parasols. There should be three parasols in a triangle shape; sniff around the center of the triangle for another Pearl . Next, head directly west towards the wall between two parasols.

Stuck on the wall is Totem Sticker #048 , partially obscured by the parasol below. North from here is a bellhop with a favor to ask. On the beach, there are 6 Pyukumuku dotted around. If you’ve never seen one, they’re small black-colored Pokémon with red spines. Your task is to find the Pyukumuku, then throw them back into the sea.

Pyukumuku can be found everywhere, although most commonly near the shoreline. Successfully lob all 6 Pyukumuku back into the sea and you’ll be rewarded with 20,000 Poké Dollars . This activity can be repeated daily. In any case, search the corner behind the nearby lifeguard tower. Somehow a Pearl has managed to hide here.

Moving on, continue following the beach north into a slightly secluded area. Here, there’s a female swimmer and a Sandygast that you can play with. Chat to the swimmer to receive a free Soda Pop . Also, try to get Sandygast to follow you. Underneath the ghastly sand castle is Totem Sticker #049 that is very easy to miss.

After grabbing the sticker, go east a few paces. Check the sand just before the shallow water for a hidden Heart Scale . To the north-west are a pair of burrowing wild Pokémon. If you search the edge of the sand west from the Pokémon, you can find a second hidden Heart Scale . That’s everything that can be found on dry land.

For the next part, don your swimming trunks (optional) and call Lapras from the shoreline to the north. Towards the far north of the enclosed sea is a submerged item with two splashes on either side. If you try to get close, be careful as you’ll be ambushed by the Pokémon making the splashes. Grab the item to learn it’s a Pearl String.

Now follow the water in a south-easterly direction. After a while, there’s a swimmer bobbing up and down on the water, looking north.

Swimmer Alicia

Pokémon Level Type
Pelipper 25 Water/Flying

An evolved Wingull. This one has the Drizzle ability, which summons rain at the start of battle, enhancing the power of Water-type moves. Electric-types are ideal as their moves deal 4x damage, which should be an easy KO. You could also counter Drizzle with your own weather.

Next, paddle directly south from Alicia. Very soon, you’ll come across a small, sandy island. In the very center is a very cool pair of Black Glasses . When held by a Pokémon, their Dark-type moves receive a boost. Return to the waters and start to paddle south from the island. To the south-east is a swimmer facing west.

Swimmer Lawrence

Pokémon Level Type
Basculin 25 Water
Poliwhirl 25 Water

Two pure Water-types, so perfect for Grass and Electric-types. Basculin is a deceptively strong fish that can deal high damage with Aqua Tail and Crunch. Thankfully its defenses are fairly poor. Poliwhirl is the middle evolution of Poliwag. This one can use Rain Dance to boost Water and weaken Fire.

From Lawrence’s position, swim directly south-west. Along the way, there’s a female swimmer towards the north-west, looking east and south.

Swimmer Laura

Pokémon Level Type
Goldeen 25 Water
Staryu 25 Water

Another pair of pure Water-types. This time, they’re both unevolved and don’t know any moves that you should stress over. Knock them out with your best Grass and Electric-types, then move onto the next unsuspecting trainer.

Swim directly south from where Laura is. Soon, there should be a submerged item nearby to the west. Immediately to the west of the Dive Ball is a swimmer looking north and east. Pick up the item to discover it’s a Dive Ball. Perhaps somebody tried (and failed) to catch a water Pokémon earlier?

Swimmer Roddy

Pokémon Level Type
Gyarados 25 Water/Flying

Magikarp’s evolved form can be a monster, but Roddy’s is a bit too low Level to scare anybody. Just like Pelipper, Electric-type moves deal 4x damage, which is usually enough to deter the sea monster. Rock-types are also super-effective and don’t need to be afraid since this Gyarados doesn’t carry Water-type moves.

After that little scare, carry on south-west from Roddy. Before long, you’ll reach another submerged item being watched over by a swimmer. If you’re quick, you can try to grab the item while she’s staring west. Either way, it’s just an Antidote .

Swimmer Chelsea

Pokémon Level Type
Pyukumuku 26 Water

This Pokémon cannot attack, but is ironically the Pokémon most likely to inflict a KO in this area. For starters, it can use Counter to return double the damage from a physical move. Therefore use special moves if possible. It also has the Innards Out ability, causing damage equal to its previous HP when KO’d.

And that’s everything you can find in the sea. Once you’ve had enough fun, paddle north or north-west to return to the shore. From here, you should go back to the hotel lobby and speak to Faba, who must have been twiddling his thumbs for quite some time. He’ll take you straight to Aether Paradise, via his private ferry.

Pokémon Checklist

If you haven’t already caught a Staryu while fishing, you can find them easily by bumping into the burrowing Pokémon at the northernmost part of the shore. Or you may encounter the rarer Sandygast. This sand castle Pokémon is a Ghost and Ground-type that gets a Defense boost when hit by Water-type moves.

Star-crossed Lovers

If you accepted the part-time job as a Pyukumuku thrower, the next time you visit Hano Beach, there will be a lone Pyukumuku halfway along the eastern shoreline. Interact with it and a swimmer will ask you to look for its lost sweetheart. You’ll find her in the northernmost part of the beach, near the playful Sandygast. Reunite the pair and you’ll receive a Big Pearl .