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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 / 03:53 GMT

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Melemele Island

Melemele Island

Route 2 (South)

There's lots to see on Route 2.

Pokémon Encounters - Tall Grass

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Ekans Poison All grass (20%)
Makuhita Fighting All grass (20%)
Drowzee Psychic All grass (10%)
Abra Psychic All grass (10%)
Yungoos Normal [Day] All grass (10%)
Rattata (Alolan) Dark/Normal [Night] All grass (10%)
Smeargle Normal All grass (10%)
Meowth (Alolan) Dark All grass (10%)
Furfrou Normal All grass (10%)

Pokémon Encounters - Special Spots

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Ekans Poison Shaking grass (50%)
Makuhita Fighting Shaking grass (30%)
Dunsparce Normal Shaking grass (15%)
Drowzee Psychic Shaking grass (5%)
In case it wasn't obvious, this is your last chance to catch and train some Pokémon before attempting your first island trial. From the entrance, start by following the dirt path north past the "Route 2" sign. The gentleman to the left will kindly inform you about aggressive Pokémon in the tall grass. On occasions, you may find dark, shaking patches grass within the tall grass.

Get too close and these patches will chase after you, triggering a wild Pokémon battle. Whoa! The neat thing is that after defeating these Pokémon, there’s a good chance they’ll drop their held item on the floor.

If this happens, you’ll hear a "plonk" sound effect and a shiny item will appear next to where you fought the Pokémon. For instance, Ekans may drop a Poison Barb. Anyway, moving on, walk up to the Pokémon trainer at the base of the hill. There’s no way to get past without a good old fashioned battle!

Beauty Krystal

Pokémon Level Type`
Cutiefly 9 Bug/Fairy

This tiny critter is easy prey for Litten and Rowlet, as long as the latter uses Peck, plus any other Flying-types you may have. Popplio will do fine here too, but just be mindful that Cutiefly knows the Grass-type Absorb.

Having conquered the first trainer of this route, go up the slope just ahead. At the top, there’s a pile of boulders to the left and a grassy path towards the right. The path to the right leads to Hau’oli Cemetery. Before going that way, continue up towards the young kid looking for a piece of action.

Preschooler Dylan

Pokémon Level Type`
Drifloon 8 Ghost/Flying

Young kids really shouldn’t be playing with Ghost Pokémon… especially not one that may spirit them away forever. Normal-type Pokémon should watch out as their Normal-type moves will do no damage. Rowlet users should avoid using Leafage as well due to the Flying Type. The best Types are Electric or Dark.

Once you’ve saved the child from certain doom, continue towards the broken crossroad. Start by visiting the house towards the east. Before going inside, check the wall to the left of the front door to find Totem Sticker #013 . Inside, inspect the fridge in the bottom-right corner for Totem Sticker #014 .

Back outside, head a few paces south-east from the house, then follow the incline south, through the strips of tall grass. After the second strip of tall grass and just before the ledge drop, there’s a Heal Ball waiting to be loved. Jump over the ledge, then go east, past the cemetery signpost.

Pokémon Checklist

If you’re looking for a Fighting-type for the upcoming trial, Makuhita is a worthwhile pick, but not terribly useful in the long run. Drowzee is yet another Psychic-type, although it knows Hypnosis, which can put Pokémon to sleep–great for catching Pokémon.

Ekans is a slithery Poison-type, but largely inferior to Alolan Grimer, in terms of versatility. Finally, Smeargle can use its Sketch move to copy an opponent’s move, allowing it to learn nearly every move in the game. Stat-wise, it’s awful. Still, you should catch one if you can.