"Pokémon X and Y" Walkthrough: Lumiose City North
Ahhh, a return to the big city! Thanks to your admirable efforts the power to Lumiose City has been restored, and you can now explore the whole of Lumiose City, not just the south. Time to do some sight-seeing, starting with the epic Prism Tower!
Lumiose City North
- Shauna doesn't give you much choice when you enter the city. Head towards Prism Tower in the distance.
- At the side of the Tower is a Pokémon Center. Nothing of note in here. (Though one person does mention Professor Oak, as well as his grandson. Hmm, intriguing.)
- Approach the tower and watch the cut scene. Yaaaay. Prism Tower is now the Pokémon Gym of Lumiose City. We'll get to it soon—but, first, you'd best look around town.
- Now that Lumiose City in its entirety has been unlocked, you can explore the numerous plazas and avenues surrounding Prism Tower. We'll start with the outer ring and work our way in. (For the areas not covered in this section of the walkthrough, please check this article instead. It covers the south of Lumiose City, and two of the avenues.)
- Note that you can also now get around town using Gogoat Shuttles. Look for blue signs on posts along the streets to summon a Gogoat Shuttle. It'll cost you $200 per ride.
- East of the Route 13 entrance is a building. There's, uh, yeah, not much of use in here. Bit silly, really.
- Across the street is a cafe. Also nothing in here.
- Head down the street to the east. Along the outer edge is another building. Something very creepy will happen on the second floor, while a girl on the third floor will give you an Expert Belt. Another girl up here will give you a Protein.
- Across from the building is an alley. Nothing there now, but . . . eventually . . . something.
- Past the Route 14 exit is another Pokémon Center. You can buy Heal, Net, and Nest Balls at the second Poké Mart vendor.
- There's a large building across from the Pokémon Center, no less than the Lumiose Museum. If you feel like paying $200 you can learn about each of the paintings in this area. A man with purple hair on the first floor will give you TM 82, Dragon Tail.
- Down the street, you'll find the Hotel Richissime.
- Mr. Bonding is in the lobby. Guess he couldn't afford a room. O-Power time!
- Head to the fifth floor. A girl in a bathroom in the right suite will give you TM 49, Echoed Voice.
- Speak to the woman in the lobby, behind the desk with the older man. She'll offer to let you work at the hotel. You can do one of three jobs once per day.
Room Service: Work at the front desk, memorizing orders. Someone in the hotel will order food; you'll have to remember exactly what they ordered and then relay it to the kitchen. Get the order exactly right (I recommend writing it down) and you'll earn an easy $2,000.
Making Beds: Make beds. Simple as that. Move from room to room and interact with each bed to clean it up. There are four beds on the floor, and the rooms are arranged in a square. Easy time, even with other workers running accidental interference. Complete this task within 75 seconds to earn $2,000.
Lost and Found: Enter a hotel room and look for missing items. Basically this amounts to moving from one square to the next, constantly hitting A until you come across the missing item. Don't enter a square without first searching it or you might step on the missing item and destroy it. Find what's missing and you'll earn $2,000.
(I'm not sure if these jobs escalate each time you do them, but it sounds like they might. I'll confirm this in the next few days.)
- Back to the street. Next to the Hotel is another building. A scientist in the lobby wants to see a Pokémon with Aroma Veil, Flower Veil, or Sweet Veil; show her one such Pokémon (I used a Flabebe) to receive a Star Piece. A little girl on the fourth floor will give you a Prism Scale.
- Outside this building is a roller skater. She'll teach you how to backflip when skating. Ooo.
- Beside the Route 16 exit is the Battle Institute. Once you beat the game you can come here and take Battle Tests. Right now it's little use to you.
- Beside this is Lumiose Station. You don't have a pass, so you can't make much use of this place . . . yet.
- Boulevard done. Head to the next main street to your right. Take your second right on the approach to Prism Tower.
- Off to the side of the plaza, in an alley, is a small house. No items, but hey, this is Trevor's house.
- Take the north path to find . . .
- There's a three-star restaurant here where you can dine and battle. You'll have to come back once you've beaten the Champion, though.
- Across the street from the path to Jaune Plaza you'll find . . .
- Head down the narrow street leading back to the Northern Boulevard from this plaza to find a restaurant manned by karate dudes. They won't let you in until you're 'famous'. Shrug.
- Also here is a small home where a man speaks of a "tenant". Hmmm.
- Return to the plaza and head west to find . . .
- A restaurant here will allow you to battle a series of Triple or Rotation Battles in a row for the steep price of $15,000. The money's worth it, though, because not only will you earn a substantial portion of the money back from the four battles, you'll win a prize at the end. Manage to complete each battle without losing your Pokémon, in the described number of turns, and you'll earn more of said prize. For example, I completed all four Triple Battles in the required number of turns, without losing any Pokémon, and I won 20 Big Mushrooms.
- Next to the restaurant is a store. The vendor will sell you all of the specialty Poké Balls found in the game. Tell the girl in here that you like round things and she'll give you a Luxury Ball.
- Next, to the west . . .
- Not much to see here, other than a questionable cafe. Keep going west . . .
- Look for a cafe filled with roller skaters. A girl in here will teach you the 360 skating trick.
- Across the street is a Loto-ID. Once a day you can get a ticket which will compare to the ID numbers of your pokémon. Match with an ID number and you'll win a prize.
- Fourth Place: MooMoo Milk (Thanks to Rochelle)
- Near the Loto-ID store is the office of a magazine. Alexa will act as a guide for the city, and you can read a memo on the desk to learn about the traveling Editor-in-Chief.
- There are a few trainers in here whom you can challenge: one in the plaza itself, one in the street leading to Prism Tower, and the last in a narrow alleyway.
Pidgeotto, level 30
You'll cream him. No contest.
Kirlia, level 30
Another easy one.
Diggersby, level 30
Just isn't a high enough level. Oh well.
- Covered in the previous article. Next!
- More trainer! One, anyway.
Pink Girl Lillian
Krokorok, level 30
So easy . . .
- Aside from a little cafe nearby, there's not much else to do here. Time for a Pokémon Gym Challenge!
- Once you defeat the Champion, visit the large stall on the North Boulevard. The vendor will sell you Lumiose Galettes for $100 each. They will heal any status ailment, similar to Full Heals, at a fraction of the price.
- The three-star restaurant on Hibernal Avenue will no longer scare you off after beating the Champion. Here you can partake of a Double Battle, a Triple Battle or a Rotation Battle set for $100,000. As usual, you're expected to complete the battles within a certain period of time. Depending on how well you do, you'll get a certain number of Balm Mushrooms. The better you adhere to the turns listed before each battle, the more Balm Mushrooms you get. $100,000 is a very steep price, but you receive a lot of experience and with an Amulet Coin equipped you'll receive a nice return after beating the various waiters. Balm Mushrooms are also worth a lot when sold in a Poké Mart. With some practice, this restaurant can be one of the best money-making venues in the game.