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Pokemon X and Y
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
Editor(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 01-11-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 28-03-2018 / 21:19 GMT
Version: 1.3 (????) 14-11-2018 / 03:48 GMT

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To Gym 5

Kalos Power Plant

Ignore all of the electronic doors except.for the one above (opposite the Power Plant itself).

Head north through the first room. You’ll eventually reach the door at the end. Head on through and start walking around the next room. You’ll quickly be stopped by a Team Flare Grunt.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Scraggy 32 Dark/Fighting
Croagunk 32 Poison/Fighting

Head into the nearby door and you’ll see all of the workers being held captive. Talking with the guy in the suit, he’ll cut you a 'special deal' and sell you Fresh Water for $300 instead of his usual $200 (although once you’ve beaten this area; return here to get the water for a more reasonable $100 a go).

Head to the very east side of the room and you’ll be able to see an item nearby. Pick it up to find that it’s a Zap Plate . Head back out, then west to the Grunt you just defeated. Now head north past him and follow the path around to the next one. Take her on too.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Croagunk 31 Poison/Fighting
Golbat 33 Poison/Flying

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Our starter Pokémon is finally evolving into its final form! How's yours getting along?

Pokémon Level Type
Mightyena 34 Dark

As the Grunt that you just defeated is blocking the path east, head west. You’ll reach another one.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Scraggy 32 Dark/Fighting
Golbat 32 Poison/Flying

Head onto the next one.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Golbat 32 Poison/Flying
Mightyena 32 Dark

And the next one.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Swalot 34 Poison

And the one after that.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Liepard 31 Dark
Swalot 33 Poison

And what’s that? Oh, it’s another one.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Grunt

Poison/Fighting Croagunk is weak to Flying, Ground and Psychic moves.

Pokémon Level Type
Croagunk 31 Poison/Fighting
Scraggy 31 Dark/Fighting
Liepard 31 Dark

Now when you see a thin path leading up and to the west, follow it. You’ll come upon two people talking. One of them will attack. It’s a Team Flare Admin!

Tip #035: Shuddering Pokemon

There are loads of Pokemon Abilities, but one of the weirder ones is Anticipation , which you’ve likely seen Croagunk use often. A Pokemon with this Ability will "shudder" if the opposing Pokemon has super-effective moves or 1-Hit KO moves. If you have a Pokemon with Anticipation, you can scout your opponent and formulate a counter-strategy.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Admin

Pokémon Level Type
Houndoom 36 Dark/Fire

After you take down the Admin, the woman with him will challenge you. She’ll give you a moment to heal and do whatever else; how strangely generous for a villain. Once you’re ready, speak with her and the battle will begin.

Trainer Battle: Team Flare Aliana

Pokémon Level Type
Mightyena 38 Dark

After taking Aliana out, all of the Team Flare Grunts will clear out. Next, a mysterious pair show up donning masks. They’ll heal your Pokemon and give you two Full Restores . They’ll then be on their way after telling you that you can now access Lumiose City from the north entrance too. Those two seemed strangely familiar though. Hmmmm…

Anyway, backtrack out of the power plant. As you’re heading out, don’t forget to head back into the room that contained all those civilians. Talk with the worker by the entrance to the room and he’ll give you TM43 - Flame Charge . Talk with the female scientist nearby and she’ll give you a Magnet .

Talk with the guy selling Fresh Water and now he’ll make an actual special deal for you and sell them for $100 each instead of $200. Feel free to buy some if you want. And that’s it. Head back out of the power plant.

Rare Candies are best saved for the later levels or if you're close to evolving.

From there head east back across the steel bridge. Continue east until you see a man with a blue hat standing by some stairs. Head down these stairs and you’ll bump into a person. He’s freaking huge! Anyway, he’ll mutter something and walk off. Oh well, let’s continue on.

Head to the east side of this little area and head south along the edge. You’ll see a path leading off east. Follow it until you reach the breakable rocks. Use Rock Smash on the first rock. Now get out your Dowsing Machine and use it to find the Stardust .

Break the other rock with Rock Smash and then collect the Rare Candy that was hidden behind it. Head back to the main area and enter the gate leading south. Head on through and you’ll be in Lumiose City once more. This time you’re in the north part of the city though.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    1 November 2013
  • Last Updated
    28 March 2018
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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