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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 / 03:47 GMT

Pokemon X and Y Strategy Guide Download PDF Guide Info

To Gym 8

Terminus Cave

Pokemon Found Everywhere

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Durant Bug/Steel 40%
Graveler Rock/Ground 20%
Sandslash Ground 20%
Lairon Steel/Rock 20% (X version)
Pupitar Rock/Ground 20% (Y version)

Pokemon Found During Horde Battles

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Durant Bug/Steel 60%
Geodude Rock/Ground 35%
Aron Steel/Rock 5% (X version)
Larvitar Rock/Ground 5% (Y version)

Pokemon From Ceiling

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Ariados Bug/Poison 80%
Noibat Flying/Dragon 20%

Pokemon Found Using Rock Smash

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

Something big lurks at the end of this cave (after beating the game).

It’s assumed you’ll first enter Terminus Cave by the entrance near the Black Belt. Walk down into the ditch and grab the Dragon Scale . Once you have it, head to the north part of the area and use your Dowsing Machine to find the Normal Gem . Once that’s done, head back outside to Route 18 - Vallee Etroite Way and back up the stairs.

You’ll see tracks to your east. Step onto them and head south down them. When you see tracks leading off east heading into a cave, follow them inside. Here you’ll find TM31 - Brick Break . Pick it up and head back outside. Take the tracks back west and north into the entrance to the cave there. Once inside, begin following the path north-east.

Tip #054: Break Those Screens !

Had enough of the opponent using Light Screen or Reflect to drop your damage output? Brick Break is for you! This Fighting-type move removes Light Screen and Reflect, allowing you to continue racking up damage. Only caveat is that it doesn’t work on Ghost-type Pokemon, unless you have an ability or move that lets you hit them.

Star Pieces are purely shop-selling fodder so sell 'em quick at 4900 Pokédollars a pop.

You’ll reach some stairs leading down. Take them and head south in the next area. When you come to a point where the path splits heading east and west, take the eastern one first. Break the rock with Rock Smash when you need to then follow the path over the thin bridge. At the other side you’ll find a Star Piece .

Now head back to where the paths split and take the western path this time. Head under the bridge and over the ledges. Just after the ledges use your Dowsing Machine to find a Dusk Ball hidden in a rock. Now keep following the path around to the bridge you just walked under.

Use your Dowsing Machine to find the nearby Hyper Potion then cross the bridge. Just after it you’ll bump into a worker who wants nothing other than a Pokemon match. Charming.

Trainer Battle: Worker Narek

Pokémon Level Type
Graveler 46 Rock/Ground
Graveler 47 Rock/Ground
Golem 48 Rock/Ground

After defeating the worker, head south past the path leading east. Instead you’ll find a thin path leading west. Follow it around to the breakable rock and break it using Rock Smash . Just past it you’ll find a Heal Rock . Once you have it head back to where you skipped the path leading east. This time take that path.

Head on over the bridge. Partway across you’ll bump into a Hiker; cue another battle.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Aaron

Pokémon Level Type
Rhydon 50 Ground/Rock

After defeating the Hiker, head over the bridge and follow the path around. You’ll stumble into a Worker.

Trainer Battle: Worker Dimitri

Pokémon Level Type
Octillery 50 Water

Head south from the worker and jump over the ledges. Head up onto the elevated platform to your north-west to find an Escape Rope . Head back down from the platform and head east. You’ll find a Hiker here. Feel free to take him on.

Trainer Battle: Hiker Bergin

Pokémon Level Type
Boldore 48 Rock
Steelix 48 Steel/Ground

Use Rock Smash here to open up access to a new pathway.

Follow as the path loops around. Jump over the ledges, then head back north following the thin path around back up to a worker. Just before you reach him you’ll see a path leading east. Head up and over the bridge you just passed by before. Head down to the worker again and this time head north from the worker.

When you see the breakable rock ahead, use Rock Smash on it. Head to the end of the little path and you’ll be able to find a hidden Moon Stone . Now head back south until you see the path leading downstairs to your east. Head down it. Follow this path around and you’ll run into a Battle Girl.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Andrea

Pokémon Level Type
Throh 49 Fighting
Conkeldurr 50 Fighting

Keep going north. When you see the breakable rock to your left, use Rock Smash on it. Follow the path that you created through until it opens out into a new area. Here use your Dowsing Machine to find an Iron. From there head south then west over to the Dusk Stone .

Grab it up then head back and take the path leading north instead. When you see the breakable rock to your east, Rock Smash. Head on through and when you see the path leading north, take it. Head over to the nearby Black Belt and challenge him!

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Gunnar

Pokémon Level Type
Toxicroak 49 Poison/Fighting
Sawk 50 Fighting

Head north from the Black Belt along the thin path. When you finally reach the end you’ll find a X Attack . Grab it then head back to the Black Belt. Head east from him to another Black Belt pacing back and forth. Take this one on too!

Trainer Battle: Black Belt Ricardo

Pokémon Level Type
Hariyama 52 Fighting

Head north-east from the Black Belt and follow the path around to the Full Heal at the end. Now head back. When you see the ramp up leading west just before getting back to the Black Belt, head up it. Break the two rocks with Rock Smash then take on the Battle Girl.

Trainer Battle: Battle Girl Hailey

Pokémon Level Type
Medicham 49 Fighting/Psychic
Hawlucha 51 Fighting/Flying

Throh's counterpart is Sawk; both are tough Fighting-types.

Walk past her and slide down the ramp leading east. Head north and grab the Elixir there, then head back to the ledges and jump over them. Now walk back to the Black Belt once more and continue south past him. Follow the path until you are between two ramps.

Take the one leading down to the west. In this area, head north around to the TM, using Rock Smash to get there. Once you get there grab the TM. It’s TM30 - Shadow Ball . Now use the Dowsing Machine to find the Max Potion hidden nearby. Head back up the ramp out of the area. Now take the ramp leading up east.

Use the Dowsing Machine to find a Dire Hit hidden in a rock behind the male Pokémon Ranger. Once you’ve done that, take the Pokémon Rangers on!

Double Battle: Rangers Fern & Lee

Pokémon Level Type
Nidoking 51 Poison/Ground
Nidoqueen 51 Poison/Ground

Next, head south. When the path splits into two leading east and west, take the one heading west. There’s an Iron Plate there. Once you have it, head back to where the paths split and take the one leading east. You’ll find stairs here. Go up them. You’ll find a ramp leading up to your north-east. Head up it and take on the nearby Worker.

Trainer Battle: Worker Yusif

Pokémon Level Type
Probopass 50 Rock/Steel

Heading up to the top you’ll find a person blocking your way. Until you defeat the Elite Four you can’t explore the rest of the cave. Oh well. Use your Dowsing Machine to find the hidden Max Repel here, then head south over the ledge to find a Reaper Cloth. Once you have it you’re done! Use an Escape Rope to get back outside.

Head down the nearby stairs and head south through the flower beds. You’ll then be in 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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