Pokémon X and Y Walkthrough, Part Twenty-One: Route 13 and Kalos Power Plant

Updated on June 30, 2016
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Wild Pokémon - Route 13

Pokemon
Rarity
Version
Dugtrio
Uncommon
Both
Gible
Common
Both
Trapinch
Common
Both

Wild Pokemon - Route 12, Rock Smash

Pokemon
Rarity
Version
Graveler
Common
Both
Slugma
Uncommon
Both

Four badges down, four to go. With western Kalos under your belt, you're now off to the east to see what challenges await. Problem is, you have to go through the north of Lumiose City - and the city is caught by a blackout. Perhaps you can do something to solve it?

Route 13 - Lumiose Badlands

- Head south out of Coumarine City to find the route. Sycamore's assistants will intercept you and upgrade your Pokedex to the Mountain Kalos Pokedex.

- This area's a bit different from normal. Rather than running into grass, you'll be pursued by underground pokemon, represented as churned dirt. Avoid or attack as you see fit.

- Before doing anything else, look a short ways northwest of the path. There's a hidden Nest Ball nearby. There are no obvious landmarks, so use your Dowsing Machine to find it.

- Go east. Across a grinding bar you'll find a Smooth Rock. (If the wind is annoying you in trying to get across the bars, either wait until it dies down or stand still with your skates on before approaching them. Unless the wind is really working against you you'll probably get across the bars.)

- Wander to the west end and a little ways south. You'll find another grinding bar. Just south of it, in a rock, is a Heat Rock.

- If you head back east from this grinding bar, as well as a little ways south, you'll find a Guard Spec. in the middle of nowhere. The Dowsing Machine is practically compulsory. If you keep going east and south from here, near one of the metal bridges and in a rock, is an X Accuracy.

- Go across the grinding bar. Go south before crossing the next bar and you'll find a Burn Heal behind a breakable rock.

- On the other side of the bar back north you'll find a PP Up in a rock.

- Bash through the rock near the grinding bar and follow the thin trail south. Along the way is a rock containing a Hyper Potion. Follow the trail all the way south, west, and east to find TM 57, Charge Beam.

- Make your way down the grinding rails to the south. Head west when you see the scientist. A Team Flare Grunt is waiting.

Team Flare Grunt

Houndoom, level 31

Golbat, level 33

Reward: $1,320

A step up, maybe, but these guys are still pretty frail. Kill Golbat quick before it can confuse you.

- After beating the guy and listening to his jabbering, check the large rock to your right to find the Power Plant Pass. You can use this Pass to enter the Power Plant to the north, but we'll finish searching the desert first.

- South of the scientist is a grinding bar. Go a ways east of him and get a run up to get onto and across it. This will take you to a small path leading to a Sun Stone.

- Head all the way east along the bottom of the map. Near a Power Plant installation is a Flame Plate.

- Enough aimless wandering. Head back to the door you saw in the west and use the Pass to get in.

Kalos Power Plant

- Walk down the long hallway and you'll find a Grunt inside the first area.

Team Flare Grunt

Scraggy, level 32

Croagunk, level 32

Reward: $1,280

Low-level guys. Nothing special as long as you avoid normal-types.

- The room to the right is full of people. Some jerk in here will sell Fresh Waters for $300 rather than $200. On the right side of the room is a Zap Plate.

- Head back into the hall. Another Grunt is waiting to the north.

Team Flare Grunt

Croagunk, level 31

Golbat, level 33

Reward: $1,320

A bit tougher than the last battle since Golbat can be a bit annoying, but not that bad.

- Walk into the next room. A Grunt will challenge you automatically.

Team Flare Grunt

Mightyena, level 34

Reward: $1,360

Got a fighting-type? You will destroy poor Mightyena. It's still not difficult otherwise unless you're trying to use a psychic- or ghost-type pokemon.

- You're forced to walk the long way around this area. Trainer...

Team Flare Grunt

Scraggy, level 32

Golbat, level 32

Reward: $1,280

Stupid Golbat.

- And another...

Team Flare Grunt

Golbat, level 32

Mightyena, level 32

Reward: $1,280

Stupid Golbat.

- And another...

Team Flare Grunt

Swalot, level 34

Reward: $1,360

Weird move pool, fairly durable, but still not that challenging. Psychic is the go-to if you have any available moves. Toxic can be painful; don't be afraid to switch out.

- And another...

Team Flare Grunt

Liepard, level 31

Swalot, level 33

Reward: $1,320

Stupid Toxic!

- And another...

Team Flare Grunt

Croagunk, level 31

Scraggy, level 31

Liepard, level 31

Reward: $1,240

Eh, nothing special.

- Aaaaand another. Though at least it's more interesting.

Team Flare Admin

Houndoom, level 36

Reward: $2,880

A fairly hardcore glass cannon. Houndoom hits hard and moves hard, but is so very fragile. One solid hit will bring it down.

- Aaaaand then his cohort, a named member of Team Flare! Ooo.

Team Flare Aliana

Mightyena, level 38

Reward: $5,320

A more durable, but ultimately less dangerous, version of Houndoom. It's good at slowing you down and chomping psychic-types, and that's about it.

- After the battle, some... um... interesting characters will show up and give you a full heal, as well as two Full Restores. Gee, thanks? Well, at least you can now enter Lumiose City...

- ... but first, return to the room with the captives. The guy near the door will give you TM 43, Flame Charge; the female scientist will give you a Magnet; and the shyster with the expensive Fresh Waters lower them to $100 a pop. Now you can go to the city.

- Make sure you enter Lumiose City through Route 13's southern exit! Not only can you find a Rare Candy and a hidden Stardust on a small path east of the exit, you won't be able to enter the northern sections of Lumiose City until you go through here. (Thanks to porygon for pointing out the items.)

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        Eddie 

        3 years ago

        so there's no mean girls challenge? time to add one i think ;P Favorite caahrcter Favorite quote Favorite Regina George quote Favorite Cady Heron quote Favorite table in the cafeteria layout Favorite plastic A video of your favorite scene Why do you like Mean girls? A picture of your least favorite caahrcter Have you ever been personally victimized by Regina George? Would you vote for Cady because she pushed Regina in front of the bus, or vote for Regina because she was hit by the bus? What would you dress up as for Halloween? What would the plastics write about you in the Burn book? Your favorite Gretchen Wieners quote Your favorite Karen Smith quote A picture of Lindsay Lohan Your favorite Janis Ian quote Do you think Mean Girls is a good portrayal of high school? Favorite song on the Soundtrack? Have you read the book “”Queen Bees and Wannabes” that the movie is based off of? Are you excited for the sequel? Who would you have sent a candy cane to? Favorite deleted scene Favorite Ms. Norbury quote What table would you sit at in the cafeteria? Have you ever written a burn book or a slam book? Have you ever played the Mean Girls video game? Have you ever been the new person in school? Explain a time when you thought you had ESPN or something Important life lesson learned from Mean Girls[]

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        Ethan 

        4 years ago

        do you have a clue with the others power plants areas, I been wondering if there is a legendary pokemon in all three areas, I mean do they have a important part, or are they for just to wonder about?

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        JUstin 

        4 years ago

        There's a black sludge if you talk to the biker guy in the gate as well!

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        Dragon2920 

        4 years ago

        I found a Star Piece with my dowsing machine a bit south of the Heat Rock

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        Jolien 

        4 years ago

        I don't know how to find the pass, because I know it's in the rock, but how do I crack the rock or something?

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        mir0kii 

        4 years ago

        After 30mins... I realized you meant to use the dowsing machine to get the heat rock instead I ran around against the wind getting attacked by so many dugtrios clicking every rock to find it.... Btw there's a star piece a few steps to the right and south of the heat rock.

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        unknown 

        4 years ago

        i found a power plant pass near the rock of the first team flare guy.

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        Steven Universe 

        4 years ago

        blololololololololololololloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollooooooooooooooooooooooooobllllllllloooooooooooooobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioooooooooooooooooooooooo

      • MattWritesStuff profile imageAUTHOR

        Matt Bird 

        4 years ago from Canada

        I haven't found any way to open them period. I get the feeling they're going to be DLC content in the future.

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        Migs 

        4 years ago

        Question, is it impossible to enter those other power plant doors on the east even before defeating Team Flare in the west section?

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        Bk Moe 

        4 years ago

        You can find Stardust and Rare Candy right before going to the city, a moment after you see this big dude who mention about a flower, check bottom-right there should be a gap for you to walk, you will need rock smash tho

      • MattWritesStuff profile imageAUTHOR

        Matt Bird 

        4 years ago from Canada

        Make sure you're looking for an entrance on the west side of the route. There are several doors on the east side, but the card doesn't work for any of them.

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        RandomCommenter 

        4 years ago

        I have the card key but I can't access any of the doors. What do I do?

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        Josh1416 

        4 years ago

        Star Piece found using Dowsing Machine near Heat Rock.

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        TurdFace 

        4 years ago

        I tried using Fly to get to south part of the city and then go north...

        You have to use the path at the bottom of the desert or it wont work.

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        porygon 

        4 years ago

        slugma from rocksmash level 28

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        Matt Bird 

        4 years ago from Canada

        I'll edit in the stuff you guys mentioned soon. Thanks a lot.

        Amykins, the only thing I can suggest is that you make sure you enter from the north, via Route 13. You can't enter Lumiose City's northern section from any other path until you go that way. Perhaps try revisiting the Power Plant to see if the meeting after the fight will trigger?

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        Amykins 

        4 years ago

        I have a problem. After beating Aliana, I still can't go to North Lumiose. I don't recall if those two "interesting characters" showed up after beating Team Flare, but I don't have a dull heal or full restore in my inventory so I'm really scared that my game may have messed up. Am I missing something?

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        xpnciv 

        4 years ago

        theres a fire stone north of where u get flame plate

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        umm 

        4 years ago

        PART 22

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        Sithina 

        4 years ago

        Slugma are in the breakable rocks here. I came across one in almost every rock I broke, so they probably aren't rare.

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        Youngster Joey 

        4 years ago

        My Greninja is in the top percentage of Greninja.

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        Joshuken 

        4 years ago

        Found a Graveler on route 13 by breaking rocks. (Pokemon X)

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        Al 

        4 years ago

        When will part Twenty Two be posted?

      • MattWritesStuff profile imageAUTHOR

        Matt Bird 

        4 years ago from Canada

        Hum. Did you approach it from the southern tip of Route 13? You need to see a little cut scene with Shauna where the tower in the middle of the city comes back online before the northern segments of the city open up.

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        Retrofrog 

        4 years ago

        I beat the admin and the scientist, got the full restores, checked the room for TMs and such, Lumiose city is still off limits...

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