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Pokémon X and Y" Walkthrough: Route 17 and Anistar City


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Wild Pokémon – Route 17














Team Flare has been driven into defeat once again, and in their wake your journey continues. Now that Mamoswine has been appeased, you're off to the famed Mamoswine Road to find a path to the next Pokémon Gym Challenge . . .

Route 17 – Mamoswine Road

  • Take the exit out of southern Dendemille Town to find the Route.
  • Hop onto the back of the Mamoswine waiting nearby. It can move through the deep snow to the south.
  • Make your way east as soon as you enter the snow. Bash through the rocks directly ahead as well as the rocks in the small clearing, then dismount your Mamoswine. Make your way north and, after a few dead ends, you'll find an Icicle Plate. Check the north-most dead end for a hidden Timer Ball, as well.
  • If you take out the rock to your right, you'll find a battle with a Sky Trainer. (Thanks to the people who pointed this out. Doi.)

Sky Trainer Anila

Rotom, level 42

Butterfree, level 44

Reward: $4,400

As part Electric-type, Rotom can be very dangerous, and should be wiped out immediately. Butterfree is annoying, but given that it's also a Bug-type . . . ehhhhh . . .

  • Head back south to the Mamoswine and hop aboard. Wade back into the snow and go south. You'll see more rocks along the southern wall; bash through these as well, including one more beyond, to find a small maze. On the left side of the maze you'll find a Calcium.
  • Eastward bound when you're back on the Mamoswine. Follow the path to the end of the snow field. Not much more to do than that here. Dismount and continue.
  • You'll see the end of the route ahead. Before going through the gate, head north. You'll find a Rare Candy on the edge of a cliff.
  • There's a tree just north of the Route's exit. The square right in front of it contains a hidden Paralyze Heal.
  • Route is done. Onward, on . . .

Hex Maniac TMs

The girl in the Pokémon Center will give you a TM a day, depending on what time of day you visit her. Here's a small table of what she'll give you.

  • Morning (5 a.m.-ish) – TM 32, Double Team
  • Afternoon (3 p.m.-ish) – TM 35, Flamethrower
  • Evening (6 p.m.-ish) – TM 77, Psych Up
  • Late Night (11 p.m.-ish) – TM 90, Substitute

Note that you can manipulate your system's time to get these TMs. She doesn't seem to notice.

Anistar City

  • Head through the gate and into the city proper. You'll shortly be stopped by one of Sycamore's assistants, who will give you ten Repeat Balls.
  • Cross the bridge. The Pokémon Center is waiting. Inside is a Hex Maniac who will give you TM 35, Flamethrower. Oooo. (She gives you different TMs at different times of the day. I got Flamethrower at 5:47. I'll check back with her tomorrow.) Also here is Mr. Bonding, the O-Power man about town. Last up is a Poké Mart vendor who provides several TMs for sale, namely Blizzard, Thunder, Fire Blast, Focus Blast and Hyper Beam.
  • Outside the Pokémon Center is the Memory Girl. She can tell you the memories of your Pokémon. Not very helpful, but neat.
  • To the right of the Pokémon Center is a clothing store. Ooo la la.
  • Next to the clothing store is a house. The guy in here will give you TM 10, Hidden Power. He'll also tell you what kind of move Hidden Power will be for each of your Pokémon. Back outside, you can find a hidden Super Repel at the entrance of the alley between this house and the clothing shop.
  • The next house to the north has the legendary Pokémon expert mentioned when you entered the city.
  • There's a lonely old man in the next house up. He wants to look after one of your Pokémon, so long as it's below level five. Hand it over and come back a few days later. The Pokémon will be there, along with a letter and a Comet Shard. Kinda sad, that. (Thanks to jarrod0306 for pointing this out.)
  • To the left of this house is the leadup to the Anistar Sundial. Check the bush directly to the right of the massive crystal artifact to find a Sun Stone. Not much else you can do here other than get your picture taken.
  • Check the southern line of bushes near the northern entrance to the Sundial to find a Pretty Wing.
  • At the end of the street is a cafe. It's another place where you can pay to speak to people with Pokémon that may not be in your Pokédex at this point.
  • After healing up, approach the Pokémon Gym. Your neighbour will show up and attack. (Check the balcony to the right of the Gym after the battle to find a hidden Escape Rope.)

Pokémon Trainer

Meowstic, level 44

Vaporeon / Flareon / Jolteon, level 44

Absol, level 44

Chesnaught / Delphox / Greninja, level 46

Reward: $4,600

You've fought the guy before, you're fighting him again. Your strategies shouldn't change too much from previous fights; indeed, he probably won't have kept up in levels very well compared to your current team. The only new addition is an Eeveevolution, based on your starter (Vaporeon if you chose Froakie, Flareon if you chose Fennekin, and Jolteon if you chose Chespin), which will largely stick to its elemental attacks—and, in Vaporeon's case, ice as well. (Thanks to everybody in the comments who helped confirm the three Eeveevolutions.)

He's the only thing standing in your way. Time to step inside the Anistar City Gym and earn that gym badge!


Zack on November 07, 2013:

I got TM double team at 7:30 am from the hex girl

Upset on October 28, 2013:

There's no mamoswinee on that route for me :(

Annie on October 26, 2013:

I also got TM 90 Substitute at 8:36 pm.

Koganei on October 25, 2013:

Confirming the Timer Ball.

There is also a hidden Paralyz Heal just north of the gate and south of the Rare Candy at the end of the route (outside of Anistar City).

Re: the Sky Battle--

I faced a level 42 Rotom and OHKO'd it with Mega Charizard's Dragon Claw...not sure what Nathan was doing o.O. The trainer does, indeed, follow up with a level 44 Butterfree.

Pokemon X btw.

michelle on October 23, 2013:

In one of those dead ends where you find an Icicle Plate, there's also a Timer Ball (use the Dowsing Machine to find it).

mart on October 22, 2013:

The hex maniac gave me a tm 77 (psych up) at 6:17 pm.

Nathan on October 21, 2013:

You completely missed an Air battle. o.O In the clearing where you go north for the Icicle plate, you can go right instead. Go to the top of the slope there and Air Battle ensues. I recommend having either very well trained flying Pokemon and lots of potions or a decently trained Aerodactyl or something so the rock will cancel out flying's electric weakness.

They firest use a Rotom, lvl 44, which will use Confuse Ray and follow up with non stop Discharges, seriously hurting any flying type. I had to use about 3 Hyper Potions on my lvl 58 Mega Charizard just against Rotom alone. Wouldn't have been nearly so bad if it weren't for the confusion. The fact that its hailing doesn't help much either.

They follow up with a Butterfree...which my Mega Charizard roasted for dessert in one Flamethrower. xD It only got to use one Psychic.

Josh1416 on October 21, 2013:

Also, a Sun Stone will be found if you dowse by the Sundial.

jarrod0306 on October 19, 2013:

The old guy ends up dying (I assume). He leaves your pokemon in a ball on the floor ready for you to collect. It has a note that thanks you for your kindness and you get a comet shard.

Matt Bird (author) from Canada on October 18, 2013:

Cool. Thanks to both of you.

Lightning, I'm not so great at estimating a level because mine are rather badly inflated from checking out side areas and searching for wild pokemon for so long. My weakest team member is still almost ten levels higher than that of most opponents. Usually have to stall for several turns to see what they're going to do.

In my experience, though, a 'comfortable' Pokemon run will have your lead pokemon four or five levels ahead that of your opponents, adjusting depending on the size of your team (if you use four regulars you might be four or five ahead, three regulars are six to eight ahead, two are around ten ahead, a single pokemon... way, way far ahead). In this case... early fifties, maybe? Depends how safe you want to be. With the right types and some tricky item usage you can probably get through most areas at a lower level.

I'd pay more attention to proper typing than outright levels anyway. The more strategic you are, the more fun it'll be.

dream on October 18, 2013:

It was a Jolteon.

Lightning07 on October 18, 2013:

First Meowstic the Delfox second then Jolteon then Absol. Picked Chespin which is now a Quilladin lv. 30 (don't use anymore). Pokemon X. Just put of curiosity, could you post what is a good level to be a to be at right now? It would help tons and Thanks.

Matt Bird (author) from Canada on October 18, 2013:

Thanks, guys. I'll edit in Fennekin. Anybody have the grass-type whose name slips my mind? And thanks, Steven, I'll toss Abomasnow up there as a rare.

serafiend on October 18, 2013:

my starter was fennekin and the neighbor had a flareon!

stevenburns1393 on October 18, 2013:

I ran into an Abomasnow

Unknown on October 18, 2013:

My starter is Greninja and she (the neighbour) used vaporeon.

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