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Pokémon: X & Y
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
Editor(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 01-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 21-09-2020 / 20:09 GMT

Sylveon with Pokerus: before (left) and after (right).

Sylveon with Pokerus: before (left) and after (right).

Like real-life viruses, Pokerus can spread amongst your Pokemon. More specifically, after a battle (or escaping a battle), Pokerus can spread between adjacent Pokemon in your battle party, provided they aren’t immune to Pokerus.

Furthermore, Pokemon will automatically become cured of Pokerus over time. When this occurs, a little smiley face icon will appear below their picture. Cured Pokemon will become immune to Pokerus but will retain all the benefits of Pokerus.

Once you have Pokerus, it’s a good idea to try and contain it, so you spread it at will and reap its benefits. Pokemon with Pokerus can be stored inside a PC, preventing the virus from spreading or disappearing. Later, you can withdraw your Pokemon and gleefully spread the virus.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Become the ultimate Pokémon champion with our greatest Pokémon strategy guide yet. Inside we cover:

  • Everything that's new to Pokémon X & Y.
  • 5 amazing tips to get your Pokémon collecting off to a blistering start.
  • Every single route, trainer battle and hidden shortcuts are covered.
  • What Pokémon can be found on what routes (both versions).
  • How to beat every single gym leader without breaking a sweat.
  • Where to find all those hidden items.
  • The locations of every single legendary Pokémon!
  • Where to find all of the amazing Mega Stones.
  • Pokémon-Amie, Super Training, Battle Chateau etc all covered!
  • Accompanied by over 240 super high-quality screenshots!
  • Additional details on the elusive event Pokemon distributions.
  • Encounter rates for finding wild Pokemon.
  • Videos for all the Gym Leader and Elite Four battles, plus legendary and shiny Pokemon.
  • Dozens of additional tips and reminders throughout the main walkthrough.
  • How to solve crime with the Looker Bureau in the post-game.
  • Full breakdown on how to breed the perfect Pokémon of your dreams!
  • How to catch those insanely rare Shiny Pokémon!
  • List of all the really helpful (and free) O-Powers.

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