Matt Bird writes all sorts of nonsense, but he dedicates a large chunk of his time to writing game walkthroughs.
This is it! The final city with a Pokémon Gym! Are you prepared for the ultimate gym challenge? Or will this one be the one to finally crush your team for good? (Let's hope not.) First, though, let's have a little look around!
- Head to the Pokémon Center first. The alternate Poké Mart vendor here will sell you all of the unique Poké Mart Balls. Also in here, jammed into his usual corner, is Mr. Bonding and his usual O-Power upgrade.
- There are two houses north of the Pokémon Center. In the left house, you'll find a guy who will teach a "Mythical" move to either Keldeo or Meloetta, both legendary Pokémon from the previous generation. You probably don't have them at this point. (I certainly don't. Once I discover the move, I'll post it here.) Also in here is a girl who will give you TM 08, Bulk Up.
- Slide your way to the top-right area of the city. Here you'll find a house with a woman who will trade you a Bisharp for a Jigglypuff. To the left of this house, beside the bridge, is a snowdrift; check it for a hidden Icy Rock.
- Wander south to find another house. Inside is an older man who will teach one of three moves to your starter Pokémon, depending on its element. Water-types learn Hydro Cannon, Fire-types learn Blast Burn, and Grass-types learn Frenzy Plant. The starters from any generation can learn these moves, so long as they're at the peak of their evolution.
- Check the tree to the right of the move tutor's house to find an X Sp. Atk.
- Slide down the cliff to the left of the house. Carefully walk south and you'll find a Full Restore. Don't skate, or you'll slide further south before you can get the item.
- Head to the middle of town. Beside the Pokémon Gym is a clothing store. You know what to do.
- Last up is the Pokémon Gym. Hopefully, you weren't itching to fight, because the Gym Leader is currently out. Apparently, he's in Route 20, the Winding Woods, through the southern exit of the city. Blast! Head there now if you're ready for some exploration... though first, check the alley to the left of the Gym. Hidden in the north wall is a Full Heal.
Wild Pokémon: Route 20
Route 20: Winding Woods
- Straight ahead is a field of grass with a mossy rock in the middle. I assume this conspicuous formation is used to evolve Grass-type Pokémon, but I haven't tested it yet. (Eevee to Leafeon is a good choice.)
- Head west and you'll find a Kasib Berry tree and a Paralyze Heal. Backtrack.
- Head south. Grassy area and not much else.
- To the south, you'll find a Meadow Plate. Backtrack.
- Head west. There are trainers in here whom you can fight or skip.
Twins Nana and Nina
Slurpuff, level 53
Aromatisse, level 53
Primarily a Fairy-type battle. Bring out something to resist Fairy-type moves and you'll have an easy time.
- To the south, you'll find a trainer. Check the tree for an Antidote. Backtrack.
Poke Fan Roisin
Snubbull, level 51
Granbull, level 53
These Pokémon are essentially two versions of the same thing. More Fairy-type shenanigans.
- Head north. There's a trainer to battle here.
Fairy Tale Girl Wynne
Klefki, level 52
Azumarill, level 52
People really like their Fairy-types 'round here. Nothing you've never beaten before.
- East of here is a dead end. To the west is a Cuttable tree; beyond that is a trainer, and past him, you'll find a Protein. Check the tree stump in the bottom-left corner of the area for the Repeat Ball. Backtrack after beating the trainer (or not).
Poke Fan Corey
Dedenne, level 54
Pushover. Annihilate the little pest.
- Go south two screens. Now the forest gets a bit tricky. Go one further screen east and check the base of the tree you find for a Mental Herb. Backtrack, then go east again. You'll appear on the opposite side of the screen you were just on. Repeat this process again until you appear on the east side of an area with a blocked-off northern passage. Once you're here, check the dirt spot in the north for a Tiny Mushroom, then go south.
- Beyond is a path leading to stairs. Go up the stairs, check the small bare spot in the grass for a Balm Mushroom, and check to your left for an X Accuracy.
- Beside the stairs, you'll find a tree to Cut. It leads to a trainer and TM 53, Energy Ball.
Hex Maniac Desdemona
Trevenant, level 54
Easy enough. You have plenty of weaknesses to play with. Fire's a good, common one.
- When you backtrack you'll be warped around again. Find the area with the path leading north, then go south.
Wild Pokémon: Pokémon Village
Banette (trash can)
Garbodor (trash can)
- After a short cut scene, Wulfric will return to the gym. Very good.
- Talk to the Furfrou for a Chople Berry. The Fletchling next to it will give you a Pretty Wing.
- Southwest of the Snorlax is a tire. Check it for a Pretty Wing.
- In the southeast corner is a rise, upon which sits a Max Ether.
- Further southwest is a trash can that wriggles. Inside is a Tiny Mushroom.
- There's a Full Restore in the northwest corner. Go through the small tent to get to it.
- Check inside the shelter for a hidden Honey.
- Surf across the nearby water. Hidden in the cluster of flowers on the opposite bank is a Pixie Plate.
- To the east of the waterfall is a man in front of a cave. This is the Unknown Dungeon. Return here when you beat the Champion and you'll find, ah, a rather unpleasant creature within. (Though powerful!)
- That about wraps it up. Fly back to Snowbelle City and get prepped for your final gym battle.
- At the top of the waterfall is another patch of flowers. Wade through them to the south to find TM 29, Psychic.
- Make a return trip to that cave you couldn't access while the Champion stood undefeated. It's no longer blocked... and a Mewtwo is waiting inside. This can be a brutal Pokémon to catch if you already used the Master Ball, as it's not only possessed of some horrible moves, it can use Recover to replenish its health. If you want to catch Mewtwo with normal Poke Balls, I highly, highly recommend paralyzing it for the entire battle. (I did it without the Master Ball, so yes, it's possible. Just a bit painful.) After capturing Mewtwo you'll receive Mewtwonite X or Y, depending on your version of the game.
- Don't leave the cave just yet! Check the stalagmite to the left of where Mewtwo was standing to find an Oval Stone.
Matt Bird (author) from Canada on November 09, 2013:
What, did you CATCH it with Pokerus? Wow. That's such a weird pairing. Congrats.
I lucked out and got Pokerus from a traded Slurpuff. Been full steam EV training ever since.
mekaHydreigon on November 09, 2013:
I have a Mewtwo with pokerus!!!
SmoggyB on November 02, 2013:
I used zygarde for the mewtwo fight :O got the health to yellow and got it in my first throw O_O i used an ultra ball :)
ChronoKid on October 31, 2013:
Also a horde of Trevenant and 1 Sudowoodo on Route 20.
ChronoKid on October 31, 2013:
Ran into a Horde of Foongus at Route 20. Playing X.
ouchmyheart on October 29, 2013:
you can encounter Garbodor if you search in some of the rubbish bins, by the way!!
Mohammad on October 27, 2013:
The wiggling trash can you said had a Tiny Mushroom had a Max Revive for me. Also, I just wanted to say this walkthrough is awesome, and I'm amazed at the speed you got it up while still retaining this level of detail!
ashley on October 27, 2013:
I found Banette here.
Pahaxion97 on October 27, 2013:
Also, hordes of Trevenant are rare to find, but are there.
Pahaxion97 on October 27, 2013:
Right in the middle of the tent you pass through to get to the Full Restore by the trash can is a HONEY. (Use dowsing mchn. if unsure where to look.)
Likeb4 on October 27, 2013:
I saw garbordors in garbages at the Pokemon village.
FlyingPenguin on October 27, 2013:
I got a Modest Zoroark... :D with one quick ball
Krisscleveland on October 27, 2013:
Oval Stone in the rock on Mewtwo's left
sephi1532 on October 26, 2013:
hord of trevenat lvl 25 along with 1 sudowoodo in the hoard in pokemon x
Yoooo on October 25, 2013:
Sudowoodo in a horde of trevenants!
Mia on October 25, 2013:
Um... there are also ditto. Very rarely, but there are ditto.
Tri on October 25, 2013:
poliwags been found
Zoe on October 23, 2013:
Thanks for your useful walkthrough, helped me a lot.
and to confirm, my Eevee did evolve into leafeon at the 1st map of route 20 by the rock in the middle and then leveling it. I manage to evolve it using exp share (since my eevee is like lv 20) Haha. :)
Jon on October 22, 2013:
I found a horde of trevenant at lvl 25
em on October 22, 2013:
Also a Basculin lvl 40 with good rod
and lot of dittos
em on October 22, 2013:
Just got a poliwag with using old rod
Sumatra on October 21, 2013:
I also got dittos at pokemon village and polywhirl while surfing in village
Mahid on October 21, 2013:
For me, the wiggling trash can contained Honey. I think the item you get is random
John on October 20, 2013:
In the first area of the woods, you can run into a horde of Foongus.
Heck on October 19, 2013:
It's probably worth noting that I ran along a Ditto in the Pokemon Village area. Only once, though.