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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 (????) 19-09-2020 / 12:00 GMT

Pokemon Found in Tall Grass/Flower Beds

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Croagunk Poison/Fighting 35% (Grass), 5% (Flowers)
Ducklett Water/Flying 10%
Flabebe (Yellow) Fairy 30% (Yellow flowers)
Flabebe (Orange) Fairy 4%
Flabebe (Blue) Fairy 30% (Purple flowers)
Flabebe (White) Fairy 1%
Illumise Bug 10%
Roselia Grass/Poison 10%
Smeargle Normal 10%
Spritzee Fairy 10% (Y version)
Swirlix Fairy 10% (X version)
Volbeat Bug 10%

Pokemon Found During Horde Battles

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Hoppip Grass/Flying 60%
Psyduck Water 35%
Roselia Grass/Poison 5%

This is the only Snorlax you can catch, so save before waking it up!

This is the only Snorlax you can catch, so save before waking it up!

Head back south and go and heal your Pokémon at Camphrier Town, then head back into Route 7 - Riviere Walk once again, back to where the Snorlax was. When you reach the Pokémon, Shauna will catch up. Give the Poké Flute to the man and then prepare your party so that you can take Snorlax and try to catch it when it wakes up.

Using the Ultra Ball you found earlier might come in handy here. When you’re ready, let the man know and he’ll play the flute. The Snorlax will wake up and strike! Try and catch it if you can!

Wild Pokemon Battle

Pokémon Level Type
Snorlax 15 Normal

Once you’re done battling it, the owner of the palace will drop by and let the guy from the castle keep the Poké Flute . Yay! Feel free to go back into town and heal if you need, then let’s continue exploring the rest of Route 7 - Riviere Walk !

Head over the bridge and you’ll be approached by some of your friends again. They’ll drag you into the Day Care Center just north of you. They’ll give you a nice little explanation of it and you’ll be free to place Pokémon into Day Care if you want to. Once you’re done here, head back out and head west down the path.

When you reach the artist painting, speak with her and you’ll be able to battle.

Tip #014: Pokémon Day Care

If you’re lazy to train a Pokémon, you can leave up to two in the Day Care Centre and they will slowly gain experience and Level Up as you walk. The only bad thing really is that you can’t choose which moves to learn, which is always annoying if they forget a really good move.

Trainer Battle: Artist Georgia

Pokémon Level Type
Smeargle 16 Normal

Continue along the path and you’ll run into an artist family.

Double Battle: Artist Family Mona & Paolo

Smeargle’s Sketch moves lets it copy ANY move.

Smeargle’s Sketch moves lets it copy ANY move.

Pokémon Level Type
Smeargle 16 Normal
Smeargle 16 Normal

Continue heading west, following the flowers south of the Artist Family. When they end, circle around behind them and head east until you find the X Sp. Def . Head back to the path and head west once more. You’ll reach the Battle Chateau .

Trevs will explain what it is before allowing you to head inside. Head on in. You’ll find Viola inside who will recommend you receive a title. You’ll start with the title of ‘Baron’ or ‘Baroness’! You’ll now be able to partake in battles within the Chateau.

Head on back outside when you’re ready. Keep on going west. You’ll see yet another artist here. Take him on!

Trainer Battle: Artist Pierre

Pokémon Level Type
Smeargle 16 Normal

From there continue on and you’ll find all of your friends have met up and your rival’s suggesting a double battle between the four of you! You and your rival verse Trevs and Tierno. Let’s do it! If you need to, you can say you’re not ready and heal and prepare before coming back and challenging your friends.

Double Battle: Pokemon Trainer Tierno and Pokemon Trainer Trevor

Thankfully your Pokémon are healed in between battles with your close friends.

Thankfully your Pokémon are healed in between battles with your close friends.

Trevor’s party

Pokémon Level Type
Pikachu 14 Electric
Flabebe 14 Fairy

Tierno’s party

Pokémon Level Type
Corphish 16 Water

Pokemon Trainer Serenas/Calems Party

If Chespin was your starter

Pokémon Level Type
Fletchling 15 Normal/Flying
Braixen 16 Fire

If Fennekin was your starter

Pokémon Level Type
Fletchling 15 Normal/Flying
Frogadier 16 Water

If Froakie was your starter

Pokémon Level Type
Fletchling 15 Normal/Flying
Frogadier 16 Quilladin

Once they’re defeated, head west up the steps. Your rival will have mentioned something about heading to Ambrette Town, but we can quickly head into Connecting Cave - Zubat Roost to our west for a trainer battle.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • 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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