A Guide on Obtaining Special Pokemon
As usual, save your progress before you begin
. If you accidentally kill the Pokemon you're trying to catch, you'll be out of shape.
The only way to catch a "wild" Pokemon is to use a pokeball or two. Here are all possible (and acceptable) options:
-Heightened rate of success when surfing.
-Heightened rate of success in caves
and at night. An excellent choice for capturing Rotom.
-The lower the wild pokemon's level is compared to your currently released pokemon, the higher the catch rate goes. If it is above, it resumes the normal catch rate.
-Higher catch rate against bug- and water-type pokemon.
-For the best effect, use within the first five
turns. The longer you wait to use it, the less effective it becomes.
-The longer the battle is taking, the higher the catch rate goes. If the battle has gone on for a very long time and it's down to your timer balls and your master ball, timers just might save you. Best effect comes in around 30 turns into the battle.
-A very popular choice for hunting special Pokemon, but it doesn't have as high a success rate as "environmental" pokeballs (when in respective environments).
Pokeballs aside, you'll also want enough medicine and plenty of free time.
Here are some things to keep in mind for the battle:
Good stuff to do:
Lower special attack
BAD stuff to do:
Lower defense (unless it's ridiculously high)
Lower special defense (again, unless it's way too high)
Fire Spin/Wrap/Leech Seed, etc
And any other damage-over-time ability!
Note: Another good thing to have is "False Swipe" in case things get a bit sticky.
Each special pokemon has its own individual method of obtainment; not all are "wild". It is for that reason that this section will be skipped altogether.
--> Chansey (Happiness + Daytime
) --> Blissey (Happiness + Daytime
On your first visit to Hearthome City, you can obtain a Happiny egg
from the hiker next to the Route 209 gate
(which leads to Solaceon City). You must have an open slot in your party to recieve the egg.
--> Lucario (Happiness + Daytime)
Be sure to have an open slot in your party!
In Canalave City, take the ferry to Iron Island. After defeating two Galactic Grunts with Riley in your team, you will receive a Riolu Egg. You must have an open slot in your party to receive it! Full walkthrough coming soon.
National Dex Pokemon
--> Vaporeon (Water Stone)
--> Jolteon (Thunder Stone)
--> Flareon (Fire Stone)
--> Espeon (Happiness + Daytime)
--> Umbreon (Happiness + Nighttime)
-->Glaceon (Level up near Ice Rock on Route 217)
--> Leafeon (Level up near Moss Rock in Eterna Forest)
After seeing all 150 Sinnoh Pokemon and
obtaining the National Dex
, talk to Bebe in Hearthome City to receive a level 5 Eevee. You must have an open slot in your party to recieve the Eevee.
Requirements: Cut, Late Nighttime
ThunderShock (Electric): 30
Confuse Ray (Ghost): 10
Uproar (Normal): 10
Double Team (Normal): 15
Why put Double Team
in bold, you ask? It gets annoying. Fast. VERY fast. Have a pokemon or two with defog to nullify it.
Some people consider Rotom a legendary Pokemon, some don't. If you ask me, he's not quite what I'd consider a legendary. Nonetheless, I'll post this in this guide as well as my legendary guide so that people looking at either guide in search of Rotom will find him.
You will find Rotom in the Old Mansion in Eterna Forest; late at night (Exact times coming soon)
. On the second floor, head north to find a hallway full of doors. In one of those rooms (exact room coming soon)
is a TV. Thump it and Rotom will attack.
Legendary or not, Rotom has a low catch rate as if he were one. He's also a very annoying opponent to deal with. False Swipe will not work on Rotom
, so I recommend bringing a low-level party to deal with him. Do not bring anything that will be super-effective against Rotom
, as you will often KO him in one hit.
"Thundershock" paralyzes you
every so often, "Uproar" prevents sleep,
and I'm sure you know what Confuse Ray
does. Rotom goes down quickly enough if you know what you're doing, so take it easy. Also, ground-type moves will have no effect on Rotom due to "Levitate"
As for actually catching him, I highly recommend using Dusk Balls
. Nest balls are also an option, but Dusk Balls are much more preferable.