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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 (????) 15-11-2018 / 23:58 GMT

Pokemon X and Y Strategy Guide Download PDF Guide Info

To Gym 8

Route 20 - Winding Woods

Pokemon Found in Tall Grass/Flower Beds

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Amoonguss Grass/Poison 25%
Gothorita Psychic 10% (Grass), 30% (Flowers)
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy 20% (Grass), 10% (Flowers)
Noctowl Normal/Flying 30% (Grass), 10% (Flowers)
Trevenant Ghost/Grass 10% (Grass), 20% (Flowers)
Zoroark Dark 5%

Pokemon Found During Horde Battles

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Foongus Grass/Poison 60%
Sudowoodo + Trevenant Rock, Ghost/Grass 5%
Trevenant Ghost/Grass 35%

Winding Woods is a maze, so follow our route closely so you don't get lost.

Head west around the grass. When you see an entrance to the west, head through. Here you’ll find a tree with a Kasib Berry at its base as well as a Paralyze Heal in the north-east corner of the area. Head back into the previous area and take the south exit out.

Pass through the tall grass in the next area to reach the south exit out of that one. In this area you’ll find a Meadow Plate . Pick it up then head back out of the area. This time take the west exit. In this area, take the path that’s not covered by tall grass to reach a pair of twins. Let’s show them what for!

In the first area there’s something important hidden in plain sight - the rock in the middle of the grass is a mossy rock . If you touch it and Level Up Eevee right afterwards, Eevee will evolve into the Grass-type Leafreon! Leafreon fans will be kicking themselves for missing it.

Double Battle: Twins Nana & Nina

Pokémon Level Type
Slurpuff 53 Fairy
Aromatisse 53 Fairy

From there, head south through the tall grass and take the south exit out of here. In the next area you’ll find a clearing with a tree in the middle. Just south of the tree is a Poké Fan. Take her down!

Trainer Battle: Poke Fan Roisin

Pokémon Level Type
Snubbull 51 Fairy
Granbull 53 Fairy

Use your Dowsing Machine to find the nearby hidden Antidote . Once you have it, head back out through the north exit. Take the north exit out of the next area too. Here you’ll find a Fairy Tale Girl. Let’s own her!

Trainer Battle: Fairy Tale Girl Wynne

Pokémon Level Type
Klefki 52 Steel/Fairy
Azumarill 52 Water/Fairy

Now head west out of the area. You’ll find a bush here. Cut it down and go and challenge the Poké Fan.

Trainer Battle: Poke Fan Corey

Pokémon Level Type
Dedenne 54 Electric/Fairy

X. Accuracy temporarily raises a Pokémon's accuracy level in battle.

Head north-west and collect the Protein . Now use the Dowsing Machine to find the Repeat Ball . Once you have that, head back out of the area. Go down the south exit located near the exit you just came through. You’ll be in another clearing with another tree. Head on through and out the south exit.

Don’t take the more northern west exit out of the area as it’ll just send you back to the same area. Instead take the east exit out and you’ll be in another clearing with a tree. Use the Dowsing Machine and check the tree to find a Mental Herb . Now head back into the previous area. Wut? It’s a new area!

Use the Dowsing Machine to find the hidden Tiny Mushroom here then take the south exit out. In the next area, follow the path around to the stairs. Head up them and use the Dowsing Machine once more to find a Balm Mushroom . Now that you have that, head east from where you found it to find an X Accuracy .

Next, head back down the stairs. At the base of the stairs you’ll see a little path leading south-west. Follow it to a bush. Cut the bush and continue on through to the west exit. Here you’ll find the last trainer of the area, a sinister Hex Maniac.

Trainer Battle: Hex Maniac Desdemona

Pokémon Level Type
Trevenant 54 Ghost/Grass

Grab the TM53 - Energy Ball just past her. Take the east exit out and you’ll be back where you were a few areas ago. Head south, following the path when it appears. Follow it around to the south-west exit and you’ll find up in the Pokémon Village . Cool!

Tip #058: Hidden Weather Benefits

In addition to boosting Fire-type and Water-type moves, the Sunny Day and Rain Dance moves have hidden functions. When it’s sunny, you can blast opponents with Solar Beam without spending a turn to charge it. Meanwhile, during rainy weather, Thunder and Hurricane will never miss.


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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