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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 (????) 20-10-2018 / 05:21 GMT

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Postgame

Postgame

Poni Grove

It's time to finally explore the other half of Poni Island!

Pokémon Encounters - Poni Grove

Name Type(s) Location (Encounter Rate)
Trumbeak Normal/Flying Grass patches (30%)
Toucannon Normal/Flying SOS from Trumbeak
Zoroark Dark Grass patches (20%)
Buneary Normal [Day] Grass patches (20%), [Night] (30%)
Lopunny Normal SOS from Buneary
Riolu Fighting [Day] Grass patches (10%)
Lucario Fighting/Steel SOS from Riolu
Happiny Normal SOS from Riolu
Pinsir Bug Grass patches (10%)
Heracross Bug/Fighting Grass patches (10%)

Not too long ago, you should’ve visited here to help the Ultra Recon Squad catch some stray Ultra Beasts. By the way, if you failed to catch one or both of the Ultra Beasts, they will continue to appear in the tall grass until you’ve caught them all. You can tell if an Ultra Beast is still available if the field music is unnaturally tense.

Anyway, from the entrance, head east through the tall grass to find a Max Potion in a small space that’s devoid of grass. Next, make your way north, towards a martial artist who’s practicing punching, while changing direction from time to time. To his west, near the corner, is a X Sp. Atk that you can grab.

Black Belt Roy

Pokémon Level Type
Mienshao 56 Fighting
Mienshao is an evolved Mienfoo that has high Attack and Speed, but relatively poor bulk. This one can use Hi Jump Kick for hard-hitting STAB, U-turn to damage Psychic-types, and Bounce to surprise other Types and send it into the air for one turn. Flying or Fairy-types are excellent choices.

Moving on, travel east from Roy, through the remainder of the tall grass. On the other side is a path with multiple patches of tall grass, which leads further east. After the path bends south and continues east again, watch out for a trainer slowly walking side to side, occasionally stopping to survey the area.

Ace Trainer Jackson

Pokémon Level Type
Huntail 56 Water
Marowak (Alolan) 56 Fire/Ghost
Braviary 57 Normal/Flying
Huntail is an evolved Clamperl via the Deep Sea Tooth. Stat-wise, it has good Attack and Defense, but is slow from living on the sea floor. It can use Hydro Pump and Aqua Tail for STAB, Crunch to hurt Psychics and Ghosts, and Coil to up its stats. Naturally, Grass-types are ideal, and Electric-types can also get the job done.

It may have been a while since you encountered an Alolan Marowak. This fiery spirit has high Defense, but poor Speed. For attacks, it can use Flare Blitz to deal powerful STAB damage, Stomping Tantrum to pester Rock-types, and Endeavor to make your Pokémon have the same HP. Water, Ground or Dark-types are recommended.

Finally, Braviary is an evolved Rufflet (found in Ultra Sun) that has stellar Attack and decent HP. It can use Crush Claw for Normal-type STAB, Sky Drop to lift up lightweight opponents into the air, and Whirlwind to force a switch out. Rock-types are ideal, while Ice and Electric-types will also be effective.

Past Jackson is the entrance to the next area–Poni Plains–towards the north.

Pokémon Checklist

Riolu evolves into the Fighting and Steel-type Lucario, which is extremely versatile and can Mega Evolve into an almost unstoppable monster. Heracross is a stalwart Bug and Fighting-type, which can also Mega Evolve, boosting its already high Attack to frightening levels.

Besides these two, you can encounter Zorua’s evolution, Zoroark. It’s also possible to bump into other evolved Pokémon via S.O.S. Battles, including Lucario, Lopunny (evolved Buneary) and Toucannon (evolved Pikipek and Trumbeak), but your mileage may vary.