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As we leave Paniola Ranch (did you leave any Pokemon behind to breed?) we head onto Route 5 and begin to get into the meat of the game. There’s the usual smattering of trainers and items, but things are starting to move at a quicker pace.
Things are also starting to get serious now – Hau has a nasty encounter with something of an antagonist, and just ahead is another trial. No rest for the wicked…
This walkthrough is going to keep things simple. We’re not going to write out detailed strings of endless prose telling you where to walk and what to press point-to-point. Instead we’re going to streamline things down: we’ll talk instead about each area of Pokemon Sun & Moon you’ll encounter, listing off the Pokemon that can be caught there, items that can be found there and so on.
Route 5: Road to Brooklet Hill
Route 5 is a bit of a weird one in a sense thanks to the fact it’s split in two. Half of it is explorable now, while a second half will be yours to explore later on – you’ll come back to the top half of Route 5 via Route 8.
As such, we’ve split our listings into two parts. The South listings are available right now. You’ll find the entries for the northern part of Route 5 on another page later on when you return to the route.
Route 5 (South): Wild Pokemon Encounters
- Butterfree (Rarely)
Route 5 (South): Notable items to find
- Super Potion
- 3000 Poke dollars (Show the scientist in the left side of the Pokemon Center a Feebas after catching one)
- Dire Hit (Talk to the fisherman NPC in the Pokemon Center
- TM41 – Nature Power (Far right of the area, atop a ledge)
- TM57 – Charge Beam (At the top of a large part of grass just south of the Pokemon Center)
- TM31 – Nature Power (Defeat the NPC that requires you to beat every trainer on the route first – he’s near the exit leading to Paniola Town. He has a level 22 Slowpoke)
Route 5 (South): Pokemon Trainer Battles
- Twins Isa and Nico (Double Battle): Happiny (Level 15), Igglybuff (Level 15)
- Pokemon Breeder Yuka: Morelull (Level 15), Ledyba (Level 16)
- Rising Star Duo Lauren and Dustin (Double Battle): Vullaby (Level 17), Rufflet (Level 17)
- Pokemon Breeder Cory: Paras (Level 15), Spinarak (Level 16)
- Trial Guide Bronson (After beating all other trainers on North & South areas of the route): Slowpoke (Level 22)
Rival Battle: Team Skull Gladion
As you continue along the fairly simple story path you discover poor old Hau getting harassed by a member of Team Skull. This guy looks like bad news, right? So… it’s time to battle.
Much like your recent battle against Hau, this isn’t yet a point where the game is throwing hard challenges at you, so as long as you’re not stupid you’ll walk this relatively easily.
Gladion has access to a level 17 Zubat. Zubat is weak to electric, ice, psychic and rock – so hit it hard. He’ll then send out Type: Null. This level 18 normal-type Pokemon is mysterious indeed, but it’s also weak to fighting-type moves: give him the goods.
Once this battle is done heal up and move on to the west, to Brooklet Hill.
Brooklet Hill – tackle the water trial of Captain Lana
Brooklet Hill is a pretty simple area in design – you’ll enter at the top and work your way south, winding around several large pools battling along the way.
How will you work your way south, you ask? Well – when you arrive you’ll meet up with Captain Lana. She’s the captain of the water-type Pokemon trial, and to get you started on her trial she’ll give you Lapras as a ride pager Pokemon. This is basically the same as surf in previous Pokemon games – it’ll let you cross water, such as the lakes.
Lana’s trial involves heading across the water, stopping to investigate strange and suspect splashing out on the water here and there. Each time it’ll end in a Pokemon encounter, and culminate in a fight with the Totem Pokemon. Here’s what can be found in the area…
Brooklet Hill: Wild Pokemon Encounters
- Alomomola (Rarely, fishing spots in Totem’s room)
- Dewpider (Day only)
- Feebas (Rarely, fishing spots)
- Finneon (Totem room)
- Goldeen (Fishing spots)
- Magikarp (Fishing spots)
- Morelull (Night only)
- Surskit (Night only)
- Tentacool (Totem room)
- Wishiwashi (Fishing spots)
Brooklet Hill: Notable items to find
- Rare Candy, Net Ball, X Sp. Atk, Revive, Hyper Potion
- TM55 – Scald (Found in grass to the south-east of the last pool before the Totem area)
Brooklet Hill: Pokemon Trainer Battles
- Fisherman Hal: Tentacool (Level 17)
- Fisherman Ernest: Barboach (Level 16), Goldeen (Level 17)
- Backpacker Mikiko: Fetchling (Level 17)
- Fisherman Herbert: Poliwag (Level 17)
- Fisherman Carl: Magikarp (Level 16), Magikarp (Level 17)
Defeating the Totem Wishiwashi Pokemon of Lana’s Trial
Follow Lana’s instructions and that will eventually lead to a fight with Wishiwashi in its enormous schooling form. This Totem Pokemon can call in smaller Wishiwashi and Alomomola to help it, too – it’s a hefty little fight.
The good news is that all three of the Pokemon that will appear in this battle are weak to the same thing – Grass and Electric. You should hopefully have a Pichu, Pikachu or Grubbin for electric-type moves by now, and you’ve had plenty of chances to catch grass-type Pokemon. If you can, try to inflict paralysis with an electric-type Pokemon – if you succeed, it’ll be a cakewalk.
Hit hard and fast with these types of moves, and don’t be surprised if the totem Pokemon heals itself mid-battle. Be prepared to re-up with the damage when it does.
Once the trial is complete Lana will reward you with Waterium-Z, 10 Dive Balls and crucially the fishing rod. You can now fish in those mysterious little ripples in water! Next stop: Route 6 – but to get there you’ll need to head back to Paniola Town.