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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 / 03:45 GMT

Pokemon X and Y Strategy Guide Download PDF Guide Info

To Gym 8

Route 18 - Vallee Etroite Way

Pokemon Found in Tall Grass/Flower Beds

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Durant Bug/Steel 10%
Graveler Rock/Ground 15%
Gurdurr Fighting 30% (Grass), 10% (Flowers)
Heatmor Fire 5%
Sandslash Ground 10% (Grass), 20% (Flowers)
Torkoal Fire 20% (Grass), 10% (Flowers)
Lairon Steel/Rock 10% (Grass; X ver.), 30% (Flowers; X ver.)
Pupitar Rock/Ground 10% (Grass; Y ver.), 30% (Flowers; Y ver.)

Pokemon Found During Horde Battles

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Durant Bug/Steel 35%
Durant + Heatmor Bug/Steel, Fire 5%
Geodude Rock/Ground 60%

Pokemon Found in Shaking Hedges

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Durant Bug/Steel 90%
Heatmor Fire 10%

Pokemon Found Using Rock Smash

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Graveler Rock/Ground 95%
Shuckle Bug/Rock 5%

The world's been saved, but you're not the Champion yet!

Okay, new area! Follow the path south. When you reach the signpost saying '18', turn on your Dowsing Machine to find the Poké Ball nearby. Now instead of taking the dirt path as it bends east, keep going south. You’ll see a nearby Youngster. Feel free to spank him.

Tip #053: Show Off Your New Legendary

So you probably just caught Xerneas or Yveltal; kind of obvious, but either would make a fine addition to your team. Legendary Pokemon like these have amazing stats and abilities - so much that they’re banned from prestigious multiplayer battles. If you can’t use them there, why not let them wreck the main quest instead?

Trainer Battle: Youngster Jayden

Pokémon Level Type
Scolipede 48 Bug/Poison
Pinsir 48 Bug

From there, head south and jump over the ledge. Grab the Hyper Potion there, then head through the tall grass back around to the Youngster. Head north-east from him. You’ll see a bush that can be Cut . Do so and head down the path you opened up. You’ll find a berry tree that drops a Wacan Berry . Pick it up.

You can also skate along the rail down to the area below. Do so and you’ll find a PP Up at the bottom. Head south and jump over the ledge and through the tall grass. From there head up the stairs leading east. You’ll find a Hiker who’s a bit keen for a battle!

Trainer Battle: Hiker Orestes

Pokémon Level Type
Stunfisk 50 Ground/Electric

Now head north into the building there. Here you’ll find a Psychic that partakes in Inverse Battles . In these battles type match-ups are switched. So Fire is now strong against Water and Water is weak against Fire and so on. The Psychic will be fairly powerful, so be wary.

You can come back at later times and challenge him repeatedly if you wish to. Once you’re done head back outside. Now use your Dowsing Machine to find the Ether next to the house. You can now head west, back toward where you were. If you do, you’ll find that there’s a Battle Girl pacing back and forth across the bridge.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Justine

Pokémon Level Type
Mienshao 52 Fighting

Head back east over the bridge. Head head further east to the minecart tracks. Follow them south. Now head back down the stairs and head south until you reach the dead end. When you do a Sky Trainer opposite will challenge you. Accept if you deem them worthy!

Sky Battle: Sky Trainer Jeremy

Pokémon Level Type
Ninjask 46 Bug/Flying
Drifblim 48 Ghost/Flying
Flygon 50 Ground/Dragon

Once he’s defeated, head back north. When you see the track leading east. Follow it. There’ll be an item nearby. Pick it up to find that it’s a Max Ether . Now walk back to where the hiker was and head down the stairs. Head south from there, with your Dowsing Machine on. You should be able to use it to find the nearby Super Potion .

Next, walk back to the path and head south through the flowers. You’ll come upon a lost Lass. What better way to guide her than with a Pokemon battle.

Trainer Battle: Lass Sara

Granbull is a Fairy-type that is harder to find as a male than a female.

Pokémon Level Type
Granbull 48 Fairy
Dedenne 48 Electric/Fairy

Once she’s defeated, walk back into the flowers you just passed through and use your Dowsing Machine to find the Honey hidden here. Now head over and break the breakable rock just east of her with Rock Smash . Now walk through and over the track. Walk beneath the track above you until you reach the Black Belt. Fight!

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Yanis

Pokémon Level Type
Sawk 49 Fighting
Pangoro 50 Fighting/Dark

Go and grab the X Defense east of the Black Belt. That’s it for the route! Feel free to enter the mine, known as Terminus Cave if you want. If not then skip ahead to Couriway Town!


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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