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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 (????) 21-09-2020 / 19:16 GMT

Pokemon Found in Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Chatot Normal/Flying 35%
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic 10%
Inkay Dark/Psychic 15%
Slowpoke Water/Psychic 40%

Pokemon Found During Horde Battles

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic 5%
Slowpoke Water/Psychic 35%
Wingull Water/Flying 60%

Pokemon Found Using Rock Smash

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Binacle Rock/Water 34%
Dwebble Bug/Rock 66%

Pokemon Found While Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Lapras Water/Ice 1%
Mantyke Water/Flying 15%
Tentacool Water/Poison 84%

Pokemon Found While Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Luvdisc Water 100% (Old Rod)
Chinchou Water/Electric 35% (Good Rod)
Remoraid Water 65% (Good Rod)
Alomomola Water 60% (Super Rod)
Lanturn Water/Electric 5% (Super Rod)
Octillery Water 35% (Super Rod)

Azure Bay is really easy to miss: follow the water north on Route 12.

Azure Bay is really easy to miss: follow the water north on Route 12.

Follow the water around and you’ll run into a swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer M Kieran

Pokémon Level Type
Remoraid 27 Water
Skrelp 27 Poison/Water
Wailmer 27 Water

Once he’s beaten, head west to the female swimmer.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer F Romy

Pokémon Level Type
Slowpoke 30 Water/Psychic

Head north from there, over to the small island. Speak with the man there that’s not the fisherman to receive an Ampharosite . Oh yes! Now you can evolve Ampharos into Mega Ampharos ! Anyway, speak with the Fisherman here for a fight.

Trainer Battle: Fisherman Ewan

Pokémon Level Type
Clauncher 27 Water/Psychic
Carvanha 29 Water/Dark

To the east of the Fisherman is a Photo Spot. Feel free to make use of it. Now head back into the water and move north-west from the island. You’ll bump into the final trainer of the area here.

Trainer Battle: Swimmer F Isla

Pokémon Level Type
Corsola 28 Water/Rock
Lanturn 28 Water/Electric

You’ll eventually find a Legendary bird Pokemon here, after beating the Elite Four.

You’ll eventually find a Legendary bird Pokemon here, after beating the Elite Four.

Head north from her and you’ll reach an item with tall grass on it. That and a Big Pearl . Snatch it up then head north, north-west and you’ll reach Sea Spirit’s Den . Head around behind it to find a Splash Plate .

You can head inside; but there’s not going to be any use for it until well after you beat the Elite Four. That’s all there is to do here; so feel free to Surf your way back to the beach that you came from on Route 12 - Fourrage Road . When you do, head east from it into Courmarine City!

Tip #031: Plates For A Pokemon God

Been wondering about all these plates you’ve been picking up, like the Splash Plate ? As well as boosting the damage of moves of the plate’s type when held by a Pokemon, the plates also change the type of legendary Pokemon Arceus and its signature move Judgement .

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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