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Route 202

Route 202

Learning to Catch Pokémon

Leave Sandgem Town between the Pokémon Center and the Poké Mart to enter Route 202, carry on along the route to meet Dawn/Lucas who will teach you how to catch a Pokémon.

Dawn/Lucas and Player walk into grass, and you meet a wild Bidoof. Dawn/Lucas will demonstrate how to catch a Pokémon.

387 If the player chose Turtwig:

390 If the player chose Chimchar:

393 If the player chose Piplup:

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Normal Unknown
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Normal Physical

After the demonstration on how to catch a Pokémon, Dawn/Lucas will give you 5 Poké Balls to get you started. Go further along the route, it's pretty straightforward. You can use the ledges to escape the grass if you need to heal, and after fighting through 3 Trainers, keep going west to find a Potion in a patch of grass. After this, head north to reach Jubilife City.

Jubilife City

Jubilife City

Upon entrance to Jubilife City, you will notice that it is a much larger town that either Twinleaf or Sandgem. As soon as you walk into Jubilife City, Dawn/Lucas will come up to you and talk to you for a while. Dawn/Lucas will then take you up the main street for a while, until you see Looker hiding behind a lamp post between the Pokémon Center and the Trainer's School. Looker will then talk to you for a short time. After that he will give you the Vs. Recorder and be on his way.

Trainer's School

One of the first things you should do in Jubilife is visit the Pokémon Trainer's School. Inside the school will be your rival! Go up to talk to him, and deliver the parcel from his mom. Your rival notices that there are two town maps, so he gives you one of them. Your rival leaves promptly after this. Inside the school, you can study the blackboard to learn about status conditions, or you can battle the two Trainers in the northeast corner of the room. There is also an X Attack hidden among some of the books on the west side.

Pokétch Campaign

Once you leave the Trainer's School and start heading north, a man will interrupt you and tell you about a promotion for the Pokétch. If you find the three clowns and receive all the coupons, you will be given a free Pokétch!

Clown 1
Can be found in the area of the Poké Mart.
Question: "Does a Pokémon grow by defeating others and gaining EXP Points?"
The answer to this clown's question is "Yes".
Clown 2
This one is standing in front of the Pokétch Company in the northwest corner of town.
Question: "Just like Pokémon types, do the moves also have types?"
The answer to this clown's question is "Yes".
Clown 3
This clown is blocking the entrance to the Jubilife TV station.
Question: "Can a Pokémon hold an item?"
The answer to this clown's question is "Yes".

Jubilife Condominiums

The girl on the ground floor gives you a Quick Claw. Talk to the other NPCs if you want to hear about the Pokétch, moves, and Heal Balls.

Next, it is a good idea to head west to Route 218 to obtain the Old Rod from a Fisherman. That's the only thing you'll find there for now, until you can use Surf. After you have obtained the coupons, return to the man and receive your Pokétch. After you are finished exploring Jubilife City, your next destination is Route 203.

Be prepared for a rival battle, though, so heal up your Pokémon at the Pokémon Center before continuing and train if necessary.

← Part 1 Twinleaf Town to Sandgem Town
Route 203 to Oreburgh City Part 3 →
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