Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon Strategy Guide

Guide Information

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

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Akala Island

Akala Island

Sidequests - Kala'e Bay

For our final detour, you’ll need to head to Seaward Cave, accessible via Melemele Meadow on Route 3. If you left off at Kukui’s lab, simply head north back towards your home. Maybe stop off at your Mom’s to let her know how you’re doing. Then continue north into Route 1, where you can enter Route 3 by going north from the Rockruff’s play area.

Once at Melemele Meadow, make your way to the far south-west corner, then crawl through the hole where Nebby escaped to during the main story.

Seaward Cave

Frost Breath ignores your Pokémon's stat drops and the opponent's stat gains.

Pokemon Encounters - Seaward Cave (Surfing)

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Zubat Poison/Flying Surfing everywhere (55%)
Seel Water Surfing everywhere (30%)
Delibird Ice/Flying Surfing everywhere (10%)
Psyduck Water Surfing everywhere (5%)

Pokemon Encounters - Seaward Cave (Fishing)

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Magikarp Water Standard fishing spots (90%), bubbling fishing spots (40%)
Gyarados Water/Flying SOS from Magikarp
Barboach Water/Ground Standard fishing spots (10%), bubbling fishing spots (60%)
Whiscash Water/Ground SOS from Barboach

We’ll assume you already explored Seaward Cave after rescuing Nebby, but if not, please refer to the Seaward Cave page in the Melemele Island chapter. Inside the cave, head directly south-west. When you reach the body of water, summon Lapras. Traverse the body water south. On the other side, there’s a golden ball towards the east.

Pick it up to learn it’s TM79 Frost Breath . Next, jump off the ledge to the left, as well as the one below it. After landing, go east a few paces. At the branching path, head south-east, then south-west after the corner. Finally follow the sloping path to the south-east all the way round towards the east. At the end is the exit leading to Kala’e Bay itself.

Pokémon Checklist

While surfing atop the water, it’s possible to encounter Seel. This pure white seal can evolve into the Water and Ice-type Dewgong, which has favorable bulk, at the cost of merely average offenses and Speed. In case you didn’t take a detour to Paniola Town, this is the only other place to fish for Barboach early on.

Kalae Bay

Now it's possible to explore this hidden bay.

Pokemon Encounters - Kalae Bay (Grass)

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Wingull Water/Flying All grass patches (40%)
Yungoos Normal [Day] All grass patches (30%)
Rattata (Alolan) Dark/Normal [Night] All grass patches (30%)
Slowpoke Water/Psychic All grass patches (20%)
Bagon Dragon All grass patches (10%)
Shelgon Dragon SOS from Bagon

Pokemon Encounters - Kalae Bay (Surfing)

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Tentacool Water/Poison Surfing everywhere (40%)
Mantyke Water/Flying Surfing everywhere (20%)
Remoraid Water SOS from Mantyke
Finneon Water Surfing everywhere (20%)
Wingull Water/Flying Surfing everywhere (20%)

Pokemon Encounters - Kalae Bay (Fishing)

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Wishiwashi Water Standard fishing spots (35%), bubbling fishing spots (25%)
Magikarp Water Standard fishing spots (35%), bubbling fishing spots (25%)
Gyarados Water/Flying SOS from Magikarp
Remoraid Water Standard fishing spots (25%), bubbling fishing spots (15%)
Octillery Water SOS from Remoraid
Shellder Water Standard fishing spots (5%), bubbling fishing spots (35%)

Once out in the bay, summon Lapras towards the east side, below the swimmer on dry land, then paddle directly east. You’ll arrive on the southern edge of a large semi-submerged island. Immediately next to you should be a shimmering golden ball. Crack it open to to TM05 Roar . ROAR, TALK ABOUT AN AWESOME FIND! Ahem.

Roar forces your opponent to switch out in fear.

Next, head south. Call Stoutland and have your canine pal search the small sandy area surrounded by waves for a hidden Big Pearl . Afterwards, dash all the way north, on Stoutland’s back preferably. At the far end, search inside the small pool of shallow of water surrounded by sand. Buried here is a Star Piece that presumably fell from the sky.

From the shallow pool, ride Stoutland directly east. When you reach the water’s edge, summon Lapras and paddle east towards the small, partially-submerged island. Here, there’s a Hyper Potion with your name on it. Next, head directly south, either from the tiny island with the Hyper Potion or along the large shallow island.

Either way works; you may bump into Water Pokémon if swimming is all. By the way, if you swim east from the southern tip of the large island, there’s a Photo Spot right next to the rocks surrounding the bay. Either way, to continue, swim south-west from the southern tip of the large island. Soon, you’ll discover a beach isolated from civilization.

Search around its northern shore to find a buried Pearl . Finally, follow the sand south-west. In the farthest corner, hiding in the shade created by the towering cliffs, is a rare Prism Scale . Attach this to the Feebas found in Brooklet Hill and it’ll evolve it into the majestic Milotic when traded. That’s the only way Feebas will be useful for the next trial.

Technically, you’re all done here. But if you’re looking to add the rare Bagon to your collection, try rummaging through the tall grass on this hidden beach. Unlike on Route 3 where the chance was 1 in 100, the chances of finding a Bagon here are 1 in 10. After you’ve exhausted your stay, it’s time to return to where you left off.

If you need help exiting Seaward Cave, from the Kala’e Bay entrance follow the sloping path south-west and around to the west. After the corner, keep traveling in a northerly direction. Once you see the ledge leading to the east, head north-west up the slope. At the top, the entrance to the cave is just a few paces north.

Pokémon Checklist

We already covered it back on Route 3, but Bagon is a young Dragon-type that evolves into the cocoon-like Shelgon and finally the powerful Salamence. It won’t fully evolve until Level 50 though, so isn’t recommended for the main story, unless you have a free space.

The other new Pokémon is Shellder, found by fishing. However its appearance rate is low if not fished from a bubbling spot. Luckily you can leave and re-enter the bay to replenish the bubbling spots. Shellder’s evolution Cloyster has awesome Defense, but tragic Special Defense.