Pokemon Encounters - Melemele Meadow
|Name||Type(s)||Location (Encounter Rate)|
|Oricorio (Pom-Pom)||Electric/Flying||All grass (20%)|
|Flabebe (Yellow Flower)||Fairy||All grass (20%)|
|Cottonee||Grass/Fairy||[Ultra Sun] All grass (20%)|
|Petilil||Grass||[Ultra Moon] All grass (20%)|
|Cutiefly||Bug/Fairy||All grass (20%)|
|Caterpie||Bug||All grass (10%)|
|Metapod||Bug||All grass (9%)|
|Butterfree||Bug/Flying||All grass (1%)|
This prettiful sanctuary is home to a variety of Bug, Grass and Fairy Pokémon, as well as a rather unique bird Pokémon known as Oricorio. Not long after you enter, you’ll find Lillie once again needing your help to rescue Nebby. Somehow the little scamp has made it out of the bag and all the way to the far corner of the meadow.
Never fear, because you are now here! Although, since you’re here, you can probably spare some time to explore the meadow first. Nebby isn’t going anywhere any time soon, after all… Just in case, if your Pokémon need healing, let Lillie know and she’ll fix them up in no time. To begin with, head west towards the meadow flowers.
Before you can step in, Rotom will jump out and automatically apply Roto Exp. Points to increase your experience points for a short period. Quick, defeat/catch as many Pokémon as you can! Continue west. If it’s nighttime, just below the higher ground where the male sightseer is standing, there’s a shimmering spot that yields Yellow Nectar .
In certain bountiful areas, such as this meadow, you may find glowing spots among flowers. From these spots, you can obtain nectar that can be used to change Oricorio’s form. In this case, Yellow Nectar will change Oricorio into the Electric-type "Pom-Pom Style". After being obtained, nectar will reappear the next day.
For your information, all the Oricorio found in the meadow are already the Pom-Pom Style, so the Yellow Nectar is only useful if you catch an Oricorio from elsewhere, or if you’ve used another type of nectar to change it into a different form.
Sticky fingers or otherwise, head south-west from the sightseer, then go up the slope to higher ground. A few paces below, there’s a Net Ball that you can get your grubby hands on. From here, follow the higher ground north-east, past the slightly dazed sightseer. At the end, leap off the ledge back into the flowers.
Immediately after landing, search the big rock to the right for some hidden Honey . Next, carefully wade your way through the delicate flowers in a south-westerly direction, towards the slope leading north. Ascend the slope to higher ground, then follow the path to the left in a southerly direction.
If it’s nighttime, there’s some more Yellow Nectar among the flowers near the cliff wall. Towards the west, sitting in the corner with no flowers is a lonesome Poison Barb . Ouch, no wonder nobody wanted to pick it up… South-east from the patch of flowers is a Pokémon trainer, as well as a Photo Spot.
The Oricorio native to Melemele Island is Electric and Flying, which is a rather fantastic combination, only weak to Ice and Rock-types. It’s entirely possible you have none of those, in which case just hit it hard with Pokémon that don’t struggle against Electric and Flying-types.
Having delivered an amazing performance, Meredith will leave, but not before promising to make a reappearance. As it happens, this is part of a rather prolonged sidequest where you must defeat Meredith at each of the four islands, at the locations where Oricorio’s favourite nectar is found. This being the first.
Anyway, moving on, follow the higher ground in the opposite direction, towards the north. You’ll have to trudge through some more flowers to get to the other side. East from the flower bed is a female sightseer teasing her male companion and past her, a ledge that takes you back to the beginning–hop on over when ready.
If your Pokémon are feeling weary, let Lillie know. Otherwise, head directly south from where Lillie is standing. Around here, there’s a rock surrounded by flowers. Search the left side of the rock to find some more sticky Honey . The next part can be a little tricky. If you have some, spray Repel on yourself.
From the rock in the flowers, follow the flowers south-west towards Nebby’s direction. When you reach the outcrop where the Net Ball was, search a few paces south from the base of the outcrop to find, guess what, some more Honey ! Like before, it can be very hit and miss, but you can refer to our pictures for guidance.
Finally, continue onwards to the far corner where Nebby should be, except it’s not there anymore. Instead, approach the small hole in the cliff wall that the little rascal was interested in and press the A button to crawl through.
There’s quite a lot new here. The most interesting of the lot is Oricorio, which can be one of four different forms depending on where it’s caught. Like we mentioned, you can also change its form by feeding it special nectar. The Electric/Flying Pom-Pom Style found here is probably the best though.
Additionally, Ultra Sun players can catch Cottonee, while Ultra Moon players can catch Petilil. Both are worthy Grass-types, although Cottonee has the advantage (and disadvantage) of being a Fairy. Finally there’s Flabébé, which can eventually become the special tank, Florges.