Pokémon X and Y Walkthrough, Part Twelve: Route 8 and Cyllage City

Updated on January 13, 2017
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Wild Pokémon - Route 8, Surfing

Pokemon
Rarity
Version
Tentacool
Common
Both
Wailmer
Common
Both

Wild Pokemon - Route 8, Fishing

Pokemon
Rarity
Version
Rod
Clauncher
Common
X
Good
Clawitzer
Rare
X
Super
Cloyster
Rare
Y
Super
Dragalge
Rare
Y
Super
Luvdisc
Common
Both
Old
Qwilfish
Common
Both
Super
Shellder
Uncommon
Y
Good
Skrelp
Common
Y
Good
Starmie
Rare
X
Super
Staryu
Uncommon
X
Good

Wild Pokemon - Route 8, Rock Smash

Pokemon
Rarity
Version
Binacle
Uncommon
Both
Dwebble
Common
Both

This is the last straw. You've waited far too long between gym badges. It's off to Cyllage City to finally grab that stupid second badge. Onward! To the beach!

Route 8 - Muraille Coast

  • Head back through Ambrette Town and go through the Aquarium's lower exit. You'll find yourself on Route 8's lower half.
  • Wander west, to the coastline, and follow it far to the south. There's a Pearl in the rock at the bottom. On the way back, look for two breakable rocks against the cliff face. Go southwest of here, down to the nearest corner of the shallow water, then walk two steps diagonally northeast. Check the sand for a Rare Candy.
  • Walk north down the stairs and you'll see two large boulders surrounding one smaller, breakable rock. North of this are two small rocks. The lower one contains a hidden Ultra Ball.
  • Head northwest. You'll see a Mago Berry tree growing in the sand. Also near this tree, at the tip of the sand, is a Sky Battle trainer.

Sky Trainer Colm

Mantyke, level 28

Jumpluff, level 29

Reward: $2,900

Considering the time at which you get here, this battle is quite difficult. The Mantyke is surprisingly strong. If you can't use electric-type attacks, I suggest waiting until you're in your 30s before taking it on. The Jumpluff isn't nearly as bad.

  • Stand beneath the tree where the Berry was sitting. Take four steps to the west and turn south without actually stepping south. There's a hidden Stardust in the sand.
  • Head back south briefly. You'll see a breakable boulder to your left, beside a rock you can't break. Take seven steps south of these two rocks (get into the niche between them) to find a Heart Scale.
  • Follow the beach along the cliff's edge. A girl here will give you a Dowsing Machine. Equip this and you can find hidden items. You can start by walking four steps south and three steps west to find a Pearl.
  • Continue north. A trainer awaits.

Swimmer Genevieve

Wingull, level 19

Psyduck, level 21

The Wingull is nothing special. The Psyduck, however, can hit pretty hard with Confusion. Seek out its weak points.

Reward: $336

Follow the cliffs north until you see a small divot. This will trigger another sky battle.

Sky Trainer Aveza

Skiploom, level 19

Swoobat, level 22

Reward: $2,200

The Skiploom is bulkier than it looks, and can be really annoying with status attacks. The Swoobat is pretty straightforward thereafter, but only if you aren't saddled with paralysis.

  • By the beach you'll see two trainers fishing, one nearby, one up north.

Fisherman Wharton

Tentacool, level 19

Tentacool, level 19

Tentacool, level 19

Reward: $1,064

All the same, all at least moderately tough. Grass-types not recommended, even if they do come from the sea.

Fisherman Shad

Shellder, level 20

Staryu, level 20

Reward: $2,240

These two have the capacity to be a problem, but Shellder went down easy and Staryu only seemed to like using Rapid Spin. Pretty easy.

Swimmer Marissa

Masquerain, level 22

Reward: $352

Though it doesn't look it, Masquerain is fairly bulky. You'll want a super effective move (something flying is good) to bring it low.

  • Continue north and, whaddy know, there's Cyllage City. Let's have a look around.

Cyllage City

  • There's a small house on the southern edge of town. Inside is a man who will give you a Sachet.
  • Behind the house is a rock containing an Ether.
  • Head up onto the paved path through town. The Pokemon Center is on your left. Inside is a man who will trade a Steelix for a Luvdisc. Alongside the usual stuff in the Poke Mart you'll also find a girl who will sell you a few special Poke Balls.
  • In the house to the left of the Pokemon Center is a woman who will massage your pokemon and increase its friendliness.
  • Across the street from the Pokemon Center is a bicycle shop. Once inside, the woman at the counter will quiz you. Answer 'Of course!', then choose a colour and you'll get a Bicycle.
  • A woman on the street, north of the bike shop, will sell you Soda Pop for $300 apiece.
  • North of her is the local clothing shop. Swank yourself up.
  • West of here, north of the Pokemon Center, is another house. Inside is a woman who will quiz you. The answers are 'Persim Berry' and 'Confused'. Answer correcty and she'll give you a Persim Berry.
  • The Hotel Cyllage is in the north end. A woman in the lobby will give you TM 44, Rest, another woman will give you TM 88, Sleep Talk, and a maid on the second floor will give you a Destiny Knot. As usual, Mr. Bonding is up here to give you an O-Power.
  • Next to the Hotel is a cafe. You can pay to sit in various parts of the cafe. Speak to the patrons in these areas and you'll learn of pokemon for your Pokedex.
  • West of town is a small island you can walk out to. Check the rock on it for a Pearl.
  • Behind a bench in the east end of town, near the large cycling hill, is a Super Potion.
  • Climb the pavement to the south. A man will stop you and give you HM 04, Strength.
  • Go south, past the local gym, and you'll find a hill leading back into town. On the way down is an X Defense.
  • Speaking of the gym, check the bottom-right rock near the entrance for a Protein.
  • Continue up the paved hills until you're at the top of the highest incline. Stop in the middle of the incline and you'll be near an X Sp. Atk. Walk to get it or you'll almost certainly slide down the hill.
  • Go down the hill to the bottom. To the west is a biker by a white line. Move one step south of the biker and look to your right. You'll find a hidden X Speed on the ground.
  • Also, up here is the western entrance to Connecting Cave, which you passed through earlier to reach Ambrette Town. You can use Strength to move boulders into place and pass through more easily. Talk to the backpacker inside to receive TM 21, Frustration, and push the northern boulder into place to receive TM 40, Aerial Ace.

That's enough wandering around. Time to challenge your second gym!

Return Trip

Route 8

  • Surf out from the coastline and look along the western edge of the map for a small chain of islands. On the largest one is a Heart Scale in a rock. Also swimming nearby is a trainer.

Swimmer Ramses

Tentacool, level 30

Reward: $480

A stronger version of what you'd be fighting out here anyway. Piece of cake.

A short ways northwest of here is a shallow spot in the water. Circling it is a trainer; sitting in the middle of it is TM 19, Roost.

Swimmer Estaban

Skrelp, level 28

Horsea, level 28

Reward: $448

A pair of would-be dragon-types! Not difficult at all, overall, given when you'll probably be venturing out here.

Cyllage City

  • Surf north of the TM you just found and the trainer you just trounced. Almost on the border between Cyllage City and Route 9 is a small house on an island. The boy in here will give you a Charti Berry.

Questions & Answers

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        nathan 

        4 years ago

        its no fair for only pokemon y gets shellder

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        imhere123 

        4 years ago

        Theres a trick to get free heart scales fast and easy all you do is catch a luvdisc and use theif. Theif has a chance of stealing a heart scale from the luvdisc

        hope you like the trick

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        Dragon2920 

        4 years ago

        Also, I got a X Sp. Attack on the bike road beside the Gym, not a X Defense.

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        Dragon2920 

        4 years ago

        There's a hidden Stardust southwest of the Mago Tree. Use the Dowsing Machine to find it.

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        Rj 

        4 years ago

        I can't seem to use strength, do i have to get a gym badge first?

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        someone 

        5 years ago

        something i just find out, if you use Air cutter(don't know for any other moves) in battle on the beach the tree in the background of the battle will drop berries and you will pick 1 up afterwards

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        Nathan 

        5 years ago

        Relicanth can be caught if you fish while it says your still in either town at each end of the route, with a super rod. Same with horsea with a good rod and Seadra with a super rod.

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        sephi 

        5 years ago

        caught a relicanth using super rod in x

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        Matt Bird 

        5 years ago from Canada

        Quite right. Going from Route 8 to Route 9 to Route 8 to Route 10 must have screwed up my titling somewhere along the way. It has been fixed.

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        JayFoo 

        5 years ago

        There's nowhere to "fish" on Route 9. Its all rock.

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        Matt Bird 

        5 years ago from Canada

        Ha! I completely forgot about that guy! Thanks for reminding me, I'll go back and beat him today. I think my team can handle him now. (Think. Could be stronger than the Champion. You never know.)

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        Ace 

        5 years ago

        That sky trainer later has a level 29 Jumpluff... Which was a pain because it would constantly paralyze you with stun spore. The Mantyke always starts off with Confuse ray, and then followed with a water attack, which was horrible for my Talonflame. I earned 4350 however, I had lvl 1 Prize battle Money O Power on.

        Hope this helps you a bit!

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        Stacey 

        5 years ago

        A lady on the 2nd floor of the hotel will give you a Snooze Ribbon.

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        Red 

        5 years ago

        thanks for this, man

        its been tough finding certain TM's I wanted and you really helped me out

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        Candy 

        5 years ago

        I didn't get a sachet from the old man. Instead I got whipped cream..

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        Browser 

        5 years ago

        In the hotel's lobby at the same table where the TM Rest is given, the other person gives out TM Sleep Talk just thought i'd throw that out there :)

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        Ethan 

        5 years ago

        if anyone knows how to get past route 19 please tell me ASAP thanks

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        Rochelle 

        5 years ago

        Use Old Rod in the water in Route 8 and you'll find LuvDisc (common). Not sure about anything else.

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        Nathan 

        5 years ago

        There's actually a bit of beach that you can follow right after there stairs down onto it. Just head directly west and it will curve you around pretty much under the town. (It will actually change it from the route back to the town.) And if you follow it until it stops, you can pick up a pearl. Also, I decided to fish there a couple times and kept getting Luvdisc. Only time I've fished so far though. xD

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