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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 (????) 18-09-2020 / 14:34 GMT

Pokemon Found Using Rock Smash

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Binacle Rock/Water 34% (X ver.), 66% (Y ver.)
Dwebble Bug/Rock 66% (X ver.), 34% (Y ver.)

Pokemon Found While Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Tentacool Water/Poison 69%
Wailmer Water 31%

Pokemon Found While Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Luvdisc Water 100% (Old Rod)
Horsea Water 35% (Good Rod)
Clauncher Water 65% (Good Rod; X ver.)
Skrelp Poison/Water 65% (Good Rod; Y ver.)
Relicanth Water/Rock 60% (Super Rod)
Seadra Water 5% (Super Rod)
Clawitzer Water 35% (Super Rod; X ver.)
Dragalge Poison/Dragon 35% (Super Rod; Y ver.)

The aquarium cunningly hides the entrance to the lower half of Route 8.

The aquarium cunningly hides the entrance to the lower half of Route 8.

Attempt to head down the stairs and your rival will stop you. They’ll tell you what you should do in the town. Once they’re done talking, head to the Pokémon Center and heal up. You can also stock up on items if needed.

When you’re ready; head on out and let’s explore! You’ll find a person near the Pokémon Center who’ll give you TM94 - Rock Smash . Head into the nearby aquarium now. Inside head down the steps to the lower level. Speaking to a fisherman there, he’ll ask if you want an Old Rod .

Take him up on that offer and you’ll now be able to fish for Pokémon! Awesome! The exit near the fisherman leads to the second part of Route 8; but we won’t worry about that for a while. Instead head back outside into town.

Now head south. You’ll see another person who you can talk to daily to trade a Poké Ball for some kind of special ball. Feel free to do it as much as you want. There’s another daily event in the house just west of this guy. Inside you’ll find a woman that wants to see Pokémon with various stats. If you meet the requirements, she’ll reward you.

Rock Smash lets you break small rocks on the beach or in caves.

Rock Smash lets you break small rocks on the beach or in caves.

Now go back outside and down the steps leading south. Enter the hotel building here. Head to the east side of the bottom floor and speak with a girl there to receive TM96 - Nature Power . Now head upstairs; using the stairs on the west side of the floor.

In the eastern room on the second floor you’ll find the O-Powers guy again. Speak with him to receive a Sp. Def Power . He’ll head off afterwards. Leave the hotel and head north back up the stairs. At the top of the stairs; head east. When you pass the building; head inside.

It’s a fossil lab . A Hiker here will do something cool if you can show him a legendary Genesct . Head to the eastern part of the lab and your rival will catch up and come with you. After speaking with the scientists; head back outside and east into the gate. Speak with the girl wandering around here to receive a Rocky Helmet .

Tip #017: Relearnable TMs

For a change, TMs now function like HMs and can be used an infinite number of times! This is ace if you keep loads of Pokemon and don’t want to keep shelling out cash for additional TMs or - on the far extreme - restart your game just to get another totally awesome TM. Yep, we totally used to do that…

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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