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"Pokémon X and Y" Walkthrough: Santalune Forest

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Matt Bird writes all sorts of nonsense, but he dedicates a large chunk of his time to writing game walkthroughs.

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Wild Pokémon: Avance Trail

PokémonRarityVersion

Bunnelby

Common

Both

Caterpie

Uncommon

Both

Fletchling

Uncommon

Both

Pidgey

Common

Both

Scatterbug

Common

Both

Weedle

Uncommon

Both

Zigzagoon

Common

Both

Woo! You now have one pokémon under your belt, and it's a potent little pokemon indeed. Don't let that go to your head, though—there are still hundreds more to collect, and along the way, you'll have to battle many trainers who are much stronger than yourself. For now, begin your Pokémon journey by heading to the first route in the game with—gasp—wild pokémon.

Route 2: Avance Trail

  • Directly north of Aquacorde Town is the first patch of grass in the game. Patches of grass on the overworld contain wild pokémon, and you'll get into random battles if you run around in one. Once in battle, you can whittle down the wild pokemon's HP with attacks and, if you're lucky, use a Poke Ball on it and catch it for your team. The pokemon available in this particular area are listed in the table to the side.
  • (As with your starter, I largely advise using pokémon that you like on your team. If you want a step-up for the first gym battle, though, I suggest catching a Fletchling or a Pidgey. Flying-types versus bug-types? No contest.)
  • Lastly, before you set off into the route, remember that you can heal yourself at a store near the fountain in Aquacorde Town. This is a good policy if you catch new pokemon and want to start training them immediately.
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Wild Pokémon: Santalune Forest

PokémonRarityVersion

Caterpie

Common

Both

Fletchling

Uncommon

Both

Kakuna

Rare

Both

Metapod

Rare

Both

Panpour

Uncommon

Both

Pansage

Uncommon

Both

Pansear

Uncommon

Both

Pikachu

Rare

Both

Scatterbug

Uncommon

Both

Weedle

Common

Both

  • Walk through the grass to see a cut scene on catching pokemon. (You'll probably already have a few by now. Oh well.) At the end of it, you'll receive ten Poké Balls.
  • Proceed north. Not a whole lot to see here… though when you reach the end of the trail, just before the next area is...

Youngster Austin

Zigzagoon, Level 5

Reward: $120

This guy's a piece of cake—his pokemon is basically just an advanced version of the Zigzagoons you may or may not have already been fighting. Your starter can handle him.

Santalune Forest

  • Shauna will follow you through here. Talk to her any time you like for a quick pick-me-up for your pokémon.
  • Start with the left. Directly west of the entrance, just beyond a patch of grass, is an Antidote.
  • North of here, also amid the grass, is a Potion.
  • Back to the start. Up and to the right of the entrance is a Potion on the ground.
  • Follow the eastern path. North of the usual gang you'll see a trainer standing by himself; check the grassy area just south and to the right of him and Shauna will find you a Paralyze Heal.
  • Then, if you feel up to it (you should), challenge the trainer.
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Youngster Joey

Scatterbug, level 3

Fletchling, level 3

Reward: $72

You'll cream this guy, regardless of your team. Trust me.

  • Keep following the path. Talk to Calem (the guy in blue) along the way and he'll give you a Poké Ball.
  • Soon enough you'll run afoul of another trainer.

Lass Anna

Pikachu, level 5

Reward: $250

Pikachu may seem threatening given its elemental strengths, but this Pikachu, in particular, has no powerful attacks to shock your water or flying-types. Knock it down quickly.

  • The path splits as you're headed south. To the left you'll find a Potion, as well as the exit; to the right, you'll find a trainer who's blocking the way to a Poké Ball.

Lass Lise

Weedle, level 2

Bunnelby, level 4

Reward: $96

Like the other trainers in this forest, she's a pushover.

  • Once you leave the forest you'll be on a short path leading to Santalune City. Calem will give you Adventure Rules, and you'll be off to the city.

Return Trip: Santalune Forest

  • After upgrading your Mega Ring in Anistar City, come back here. Enter Santalune Forest through the southern exit and check the long patch of grass to the north between 8 and 9 PM. You'll see a dark sparkle here. In Pokémon X, this is Pinsirite; in Pokémon Y, this is Heracronite.

© 2013 Matt Bird

Comments

Ds123 on November 08, 2013:

Are you sure that there are wild kakuna in y

Aidan on November 02, 2013:

Serena also gives a pokeball

Matt Bird (author) from Canada on October 27, 2013:

I ask you not compile it, thanks. Please leave it on the site.

Pokétrainer on October 27, 2013:

This is really good, just wish it was available as a PDF download. I would compile it myself but my 3DS-XL is arriving in the morning and I'll be lost in pokémon once it gets here Q_Q

Matt Bird (author) from Canada on October 26, 2013:

I did specify, under the 'version' category. You can get them in both games if you look for a while.

Meerkat on October 26, 2013:

I think you should specify which ones you can catch in what game because from my knowledge, metapod is caught in y and kakuna is caught in x.

Ds123 on October 23, 2013:

You can catch scatterbug here too

kyliew29 on October 19, 2013:

You can also find Kakuna in Santalune Forest.

sstiles6 on October 16, 2013:

Advance trail also has fletchling and I found a caterpie in Santalune forest.