Pokemon Found Everywhere

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
"Cubone" IconCubone Ground 20%
"Lunatone" IconLunatone Rock/Psychic 10%
"Machop" IconMachop Fighting 30%
"Mawile" IconMawile Steel/Fairy 5%
"Kangaskhan" IconKangaskhan Normal 5%
"Onix" IconOnix Rock/Ground 10%
"Rhyhorn" IconRhyhorn Ground/Rock 10%
"Solrock" IconSolrock Rock/Psychic 10%

Pokemon From Ceiling

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
"Ferroseed" IconFerroseed Grass/Steel 15%
"Woobat" IconWoobat Psychic/Flying 85%

Pokemon Found Using Rock Smash

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
"Dwebble" IconDwebble Bug/Rock 65%
"Onix" IconOnix Rock/Ground 35%

This place is a bit of a maze, but at least you know when encounters are happening as they only begin when you move into a shadow. Below you’ll find a not-to-scale map of the area. You begin at the ‘E’. Follow it along to get the two items, then head to the ‘X’ to reach the next area, which is like a normal area in terms of movement.

Once you reach the next area, you’ll have your first encounter with Team Flare. Aww crap!

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

If you see a Team Flare Grunt, expect more of them in the same area.

Pokémon Level Type
"Houndour" IconHoundour 18 Dark/Fire
"Zubat" IconZubat 18 Poison/Flying

What’s going on?! Anyway, head east along the cart tracks and you’ll reach another grunt.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
"Gulpin" IconGulpin 18 Poison
"Electrike" IconElectrike 18 Electric

Follow the path along and you’ll come upon a pair of grunts. Your rival will catch up though and when you’re ready you can join her and fight a double battle against these two.

Double Battle: Team Flare Grunt & Team Flare Grunt

Reflect and Light Screen are doubly useful in Double Battles!

Pokémon Level Type
"Scraggy" IconScraggy 20 Dark/Fighting
"Croagunk" IconCroagunk 20 Poison/Fighting

Pokemon Trainer Serenas/Calems Party

If "Chespin" IconChespin was your starter

Pokémon Level Type
"Espurr" IconEspurr 18 Psychic
"Absol" IconAbsol 18 Dark
"Braixen" IconBraixen 20 Fire

If "Fennekin" IconFennekin was your starter

Pokémon Level Type
"Espurr" IconEspurr 18 Psychic
"Absol" IconAbsol 18 Dark
"Frogadier" IconFrogadier 20 Water

If "Froakie" IconFroakie was your starter

Pokémon Level Type
"Espurr" IconEspurr 18 Psychic
"Absol" IconAbsol 18 Dark
"Quilladin" IconQuilladin 20 Grass

Continue past the grunts until you find the Escape Rope . From there, go over and approach the scientist. Speak with him and he’ll offer you and your rival a fossil each. You get to decide which one you want. The Jaw Fossil can be used to revive a "Tyrunt" IconTyrunt, a Rock/Dragon-type .

The Sail Fossil can be used to revive a "Amaura" IconAmaura, a Rock/Ice-type . Choose one and then the scientist will leave. After he does; your rival will mention that they’re heading to the next gym. Might be an idea to go yourself! Anyway, you can either backtrack out of this area; or simply use the Escape Rope you just found to leave.

Take Old Amber to the Fossil Lab to turn it into the fearsome "Aerodactyl" IconAerodactyl.

Once you’re outside; heal up and jump onto the "Rhyhorn" IconRhyhorn. Ride it back to the start of the route and head back into Ambrette Town. Head to the Fossil Lab. Inside talk to the scientist at the counter and he’ll restore your fossil. You’ll get the new Pokémon immediately! After that, prepare yourself to head into Route 8 again.

And when you’re ready, head on through the aquarium and out the other side!


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    Pokemon Company International
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    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    11 July 2022
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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