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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 / 12:04 GMT

Surf’s up dude! Having obtained the Rumble Badge, you can now use HM Surf to your heart’s delight, even outside of battle. If you cast your mind back, there were some bodies of water earlier than you could interact with, but couldn’t move onto without Surf.

When you have a spare moment, it might be worth hopping back to those old places to find new Pokemon (while surfing) and items. That said, some of those places are quite faraway, so we recommend going back after beating the next gym , so you can use Fly to quickly get around!

Route 3

This area is hardly worth mentioning in detail, but to those who are curious… As you come in from Santalune Forest, go west and Surf across the water for a Dawn Stone . If you didn’t come back to use Cut before, go further north along the ground Route and you’ll find a Cut tree. Beyond is a Revive .

The Dawn Stone evolves male Kirlia into Gallade and female Snorunt into Froslass.

The Dawn Stone evolves male Kirlia into Gallade and female Snorunt into Froslass.

Route 8 Oceanside

Let’s come from Ambrette Town. Head north along the route to the Mago Berry tree. (Grab another if desired.) Head onto the water and Surf northwest. You should be able to encounter a Sky Trainer from the island: although you may need to stand northwest from the berry tree.

If you head north-northwest of his island, you should see a sandy island where you can examine a rock for a Heart Scale . North of there, you can Surf and battle a Swimmer. On the nearby island, you can find TM19 - it teaches Roost.

Roost is a move for many Flying Pokémon that makes them land and lose their Flying-type designation briefly while recovering HP. It may seem stupid, but think of what you need to do in a pinch against, say, Raichu or somethin’.

Another Swimmer is going around the rock formation to the southeast, so battle him, too. A while to the north, within the borders of Cyllage, you’ll find a house on an island. It gets electricity, too - there’s a TV. Anyways, the kid within will hand over a Charti Berry , which weakens super-effective Rock-type moves.

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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