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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 / 23:20 GMT

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Melemele Island

Melemele Island

Big Wave Beach & Berry Fields

From the cemetery entrance, follow the path west, then north-west through–or along the side of–the tall grass to get back to the main path. Back at the broken crossroad, this time turn left. You’ll arrive at one of Alola’s many motel areas. Stroll north-west along the car park, towards the second set of steps.

Grab the Super Potion lying between the truck and the motel building. After that, head up the nearby steps and enter the motel room on the right. Inside, chat to the guy sitting on the table to the left to receive 2 Nest Balls . Outside again, make your way to the south-west corner to find a slope leading down to a beach.

Before hitting the sand, catch the attention of the surfer dude staring aimlessly at the sea for a no holds barred Pokémon battle.

Surfer Carlton

Pokémon Level Type
Delibird 9 Ice/Flying

Santa Claus in Pokémon form shouldn’t give you any trouble. It knows only one attack, Present, which amusingly has a chance of restoring your HP, rather than deal damage. Fire-types will excel of course, but most Pokémon should do fine, so long as they’re not Bug or Grass.

After that little duel, descend the slope to the next area.

Big Wave Beach

It's possible to travel to the next island from here, but not now.

This small beach area is brand new to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, serving as one of the places where you can participate in the new Mantine Surf mini-game. Sadly, you’re too green to be riding the waves, so we’re just here to do some quick sightseeing. Along the east side of the beach are a couple of stalls.

The first one, near the entrance, is a BP shop where you can exchange hard-earned BP for consumable items. Meanwhile the one above it is a BP shop that teaches elusive moves to Pokémon. At this point, you may not have any BP, so time to move along. Approach the bikini-clad lady by the slope just above.

She’ll happily tell you about the wonders of Mantine Surf, which you can try once you’ve beaten a kahuna, i.e. after beating Hala. From here, you can wander around the west side of the beach if you’re curious. In particular, go over to the shoreline south-west from Mantine, then position yourself just before the camera starts to swing around.

Thoroughly search the nearby sands, by hammering the A button, and you may find a buried Pearl . It can be a little tricky without anything to guide you, but thankfully you can refer to our screenshots. If successful, head due south from here, towards a surfer chatting up a woman with a sunhat.

BP Move Tutor

The BP shop on the left can teach the following moves: Snore, Heal Bell, Electroweb, Defog, Low Kick, Uproar, Bind, Helping Hand, Shock Wave, Block, Last Resort, Worry Seed, Covet, Bug Bite, Snatch and Recycle.

All in all, a peculiar mixture of moves. For adventuring purposes, Covet is useful as it allows you to steal a wild Pokémon’s held item. Meanwhile Heal Bell can remove status conditions during battle, and Defog can clear away hazards like Spikes and Stealth Rock.

We shall be your all-seeing eye.

Stand in the middle of them, or at least as close as possible without interrupting. From here, slowly walk up while searching with the A button again. After 2 or 3 paces, you should find a hidden Fresh Water . Next, head east back towards the Mantine Surf sign, then follow the beach south-east, near the ocean waves.

Along the way, there should be a big rock by the cliff side, with a palm tree above it. Search the space to its right to hunt for another sunken Pearl . Further south-east, past the beach sand if you keep walking on the shallow water, is the Sandy Cave. However you can’t progress further in without a way to cross the water.

That said, if you run around near the entrance, you can encounter some wild Pokémon. Once you’ve done enough searching in the sand or otherwise, try to exit the beach back to Route 2 and you’ll hear a spot of commotion coming from the north. Trust Team Skull to be up to no good!

Pokemon Encounters - Sandy Beach

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Zubat Poison/Flying Everywhere (70%)
Psyduck Water Everywhere (30%)

Pokémon Checklist

The silly Psyduck can evolve into the kappa wannabe, Golduck. Stat-wise, it’s a jack of all trades and master of none. It also really wishes it were a Psychic-type, but alas it’s just a pretender. On the plus side, its Cloud Nine ability is nice for disabling an opponent’s weather.

Team Skull Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Drowzee 9 Psychic

For your second run in with Team Skull, you’ll be facing off against the hypnotic Drowzee. This Psychic-type knows Hypnosis, which has a chance of sending your Pokémon to sleep. If inflicted, you can cure sleep by using an Awakening item. Dark-types are ideal, but anything that’s not Poison or Fighting stands a chance.

It looks like it didn’t take much to drive Team Skull away. For your efforts, you’ll receive a Fresh Water . After this, you may notice the slope just above the BP shops is now accessible. Climb up the slop, then follow it around to the south to reach the hidden east side of the beach.

Follow the sand south-east towards the pair of palm trees. Search the left side of the bottom palm tree for a hidden Soda Pop . Uh, is this safe to drink? West from here is a trainer and her Pyukumuku. Like the Rockruff in Route 1, you can play with this Pyukumuku if you’re bored. Once you’re done, grab the White Herb in the far corner.

Now you may exit back to Route 2!

Route 2

Having explored Big Wave Beach, the Crabrawler blocking access to the rest of Route 2 will disappear. From the broken crossroad, head boldly north. Soon, you’ll come across another of those fanatical Pokémon trainers eager to stop you for the purpose of battle. Although you could sneak behind him, by hugging the motel wall.

Gentleman Stanley

Pokémon Level Type
Murkrow 10 Dark/Flying

This rich geezer has a Murkrow probably picked up from Hau’oli Cemetery. Psychic-types should be benched as their main attacks will do no damage. Likewise, Rowlet users will need to prepare other Pokémon for the fight. Just remember to avoid using Bug and Fighting-types.

Not far from Stanley, towards the east, is the entrance to the Berry Fields. If you want to make the most of your time, you ought to pay it a visit.

Berry Fields

Berries are small, but can have very useful effects.

This large plot of land was meant to be a place to plant and harvest berries, until the people here realized that berry trees are abundant in Alola, making their plans useless. Oops, that’s why you need to do your research first! Anyway, follow the path east towards a man standing in front of one of the berry trees we mentioned.

Chat to him to receive a humble Oran Berry as a souvenir of your time here. You can also entertain him by picking up a Persim Berry from the stack of berries under the tree. Show one of these berries to him and you’ll receive a snazzy Sitrus Berry . Afterwards, carry on east towards the house.

Before going inside, squeeze your way between the south-facing wall of the house and the fence. Plastered on the bottom-right corner of the house is Totem Sticker #015 . North from here, along the east side of the house, is a Silver Powder in the far corner. Once you’re done hiding around here, navigate back to the front of the house.

Inside the house, go over to the bottom-right corner, where a pair of Delibirds are chilling. Chat to the Delibird below the sofa to receive a free Revive . Then peel off Totem Sticker #016 stuck to the wall on the right. There are no more presents here, so promptly leave the house.

Back outside, go through the nearby gap in the fence towards the south. Here are the actual berry fields, but they’re depressingly empty. Or that’s what it seems. Go all the way west, while keeping below the fence. When you reach the top-left corner of the fields, go down and search the garden tools for a hidden Paralyze Heal.

Next, go around the empty field to your right and make your way to the bottom-left corner to pick up the visible Big Mushroom . Return to the gap in the fence and this time briefly head south along the wide path. Once it ends, go east towards the bottom-right corner, then up and around until you reach the empty-looking basket.

Have a good rummaging inside to find a Repel stashed away for safe-keeping. You won’t find anything else here, so pack your bags and make a beeline for Route 2 once more.