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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 (????) 25-09-2020 / 04:04 GMT

You’ll meet the third gym leader at Geosenge, but there’ll be no battle just yet.

You’ll meet the third gym leader at Geosenge, but there’ll be no battle just yet.

First up; head into the Pokémon Center found near the entrance to the town. Heal up and check the Pokémart if you need to. Once you’re done; head to the west side of the center and talk to the man by the screen. He’ll give you TM66 - Payback . Head back outside.

Head east and enter the building there. Head to the second floor and go to the last room of the floor. You’ll find Mr. Bonding here as usual. This time he’ll give you a Speed Power . Cool! Afterwards he’ll leave. You should too.

Back outside; head east and north into the fenced off meadow. Head around to the back of the building and you’ll find a partially obscured item which turns out to be a Timer Ball . Head back to where the Pokémon Center is and head north from it. You’ll come upon a Team Flare Grunt singing to himself who will then walk off.

A Pokemon holding an Everstone won’t evolve even when it should.

A Pokemon holding an Everstone won’t evolve even when it should.

From there, move north to the junction and head west. Follow the path until you reach the fence. From there, head south along it until you reach the item, Soft Sand , in the corner. Head back north and you’ll reach a building. Head inside. Talk to the woman near the beds to receive an Everstone .

Tip #024: Delaying Evolution

When a Pokemon is about to evolve after a Level Up, you can press the B Button to stop it evolving during the evolution animation. There are some benefits to not evolving - the main one is that non-evolved Pokemon learn moves faster than their evolved cousins. In most cases, you’ll want to evolve ASAP to benefit from better stats.

Head back outside and east back to the junction. Talk to the girl wearing a beret nearby and she’ll head to the hotel. Head back there and find her on the west side of the ground floor. Talk with her to find out some interesting info. Head back outside back to where you spoke with her.

Continue north along the path and you’ll see another path leading off east. Head down it and you’ll see a Photo Spot. Feel free to make use of it. Don’t try to head out of town by the east exit just yet though, especially without healing your Pokémon first. Instead; head back to the main path and head north until you reach the monument.

You’ll see a house that you can enter behind it. Do so if you want to; but there’s nothing very important inside. Now head back south and then west to get to the very west edge of the town. Head north and as you’re near the exit there, the Team Flare Grunt will walk out of town. Now head on out of town after him!

You’ll find that you’re at a dead end. Where did the Grunt go? Weird… Anyway; head back into town. Now; make sure you’ve healed up then try and head out of the east exit. When you try to leave you’ll be stopped by the Gym Leader Korrina from before and she’ll challenge you to a battle. Quite random so be sure you’re ready before hand.

Trainer Battle: Leader Korrina

The third gym leader and her two Pokémon pets.

The third gym leader and her two Pokémon pets.

Pokémon Level Type
Lucario 25 Fighting/Steel
Lucario 25 Fighting/Steel

So apparently that didn’t count as beating the gym leader; but okay. You’ll probably want to heal again too; so do that then actually exit out of town.

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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