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Pokemon Black and White: Walkthrough - Route 17, 18, and P2 Laboratory
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(Optional) Route 17, 18, and P2 Laboratory

(Optional) Wellspring Cave Revisited

(Optional) Mistralton Cave

(Optional) Rumination Field

Before heading off to Route 17, make sure you have an empty slot available in your party because a Pokemon Ranger on this route will give you an Egg. You can't accept it if you have a full party, so go to a Pokemon Center and drop off one of your Pokemon.

Head to Route 1. You will see a set of stairs to the west leading to a body of water. This eventually leads to Route 17. Surf west until you find land. There is a Max Ether in the trees further west. Walk east to battle a Pokemon Ranger.

Pokemon Ranger Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Pokemon Ranger Brenda
Swoobat Pokemon Black and White SpriteSwoobatLv. 35psychic
flying
Simisear Pokemon Black and White SpriteSimisearLv. 35fire

She gives you a Persim Berry after the battle. It heals confusion. Walk southwest to find a Fisherman.

Fisherman Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Fisherman Sean
Frillish Pokemon Black and White SpriteFrillishLv. 34water
ghost
Frillish Pokemon Black and White SpriteFrillishLv. 34water
ghost

Go south to find another Pokemon Ranger east of the Route 1 sign.

Pokemon Ranger Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Pokemon Ranger Claude
Cinccino Pokemon Black and White SpriteCinccinoLv. 35normal
Zebstrika Pokemon Black and White SpriteZebstrikaLv. 35electric

He also gives a Persim Berry after battle. Walk west through the entrance to Route 17.

Route 17:
Surf west to the sand bar and battle the Fisherman.

Fisherman Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Fisherman Lydon
Basculin Pokemon Black and White SpriteBasculinLv. 34water
Basculin Pokemon Black and White SpriteBasculinLv. 34water

Northwest of Fisherman Lydon is TM 06 Toxic. It is a Poison-type move that badly poisons a Pokemon. The damage dealt from poison by Toxic increases every turn. Surf southwest around the rocks to battle a Swimmer.

Swimmer Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Swimmer Joyce
Alomomola Pokemon Black and White SpriteAlomomolaLv. 35water

Surf south from Swimmer Joyce to find some water currents. Use the middle of the three currents. When you stop, surf southeast to battle a Swimmer.

Swimmer Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Swimmer Wright
Basculin Pokemon Black and White SpriteBasculinLv. 32water
Basculin Pokemon Black and White SpriteBasculinLv. 32water
Basculin Pokemon Black and White SpriteBasculinLv. 32water
Basculin Pokemon Black and White SpriteBasculinLv. 32water

On the sandbar northeast of him is a DeepSeaTooth. It raises a Clamperl's Special Attack. A Clamperl will also evolve into a Huntail if it is traded while holding a DeepSeaTooth. Go back to the beginning of the three currents and use the bottom one. It will take you to Route 18.

Route 18:
Walk up the two flights of stairs to battle a Hiker.

Hiker Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Hiker Jeremiah
Boldore Pokemon Black and White SpriteBoldoreLv. 34rock
Crustle Pokemon Black and White SpriteCrustleLv. 34bug
rock

Head northwest through the grass to a house. Inside is a blue-haired girl that will heal your Pokemon. The Pokemon Ranger in this house will give you an Egg with a Larvesta inside as long as you have an empty spot in your party. Larvesta is Fire and Bug-type Pokemon. It's evolution, Volcorona, has good Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed which means it is a great Pokemon to use on your team. Unfortunately, it doesn't evolve until level 59, so grinding up your level 1 Larvesta will take a long time. Back outside is a Backpacker ready to battle.

Backpacker Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Backpacker Kumiko
Emolga Pokemon Black and White SpriteEmolgaLv. 35electric
flying

If you walk south over the bridge and use Strength to move the big boulder, there is a Max Elixir waiting to be picked up. Go down the stairs west of Backpacker Kumiko. Use Strength to push the big boulder into the hole and continue on the path to battle another Backpacker.

Backpacker Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Backpacker Sam
Whimsicott Pokemon Black and White SpriteWhimsicottLv. 35grass

The item northwest of him is a Dragon Scale. A Seadra traded while holding a Dragon Scale will evolve into Kingdra. Walk back to the beach and go north up some stairs. Travel south through the thin path of grass to the west to find HM 05 Waterfall at the end. In battle, it is a Water-type move that deals damage. Outside of battle, it lets you travel up waterfalls. Head back north until you find a big set of stairs with a Veteran at the top.

Veteran Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Veteran Ray
Basculin Pokemon Black and White SpriteBasculinLv. 35water
Darmanitan Pokemon Black and White SpriteDarmanitanLv. 35fire
Simisage Pokemon Black and White SpriteSimisageLv. 35grass

Walk east until you find another big set of stairs. Walk down the stairs to the beach and Surf east until you see some currents. The middle current will take you straight to the P2 Laboratory.

P2 Laboratory:
Inside the lab is a Dubious Disc. A Porygon2 traded while holding a Dubious Disc will evolve into Porygon-Z. There is a Scientist in the grass southwest of the lab.

Scientist Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Scientist Nathan
Garbodor Pokemon Black and White SpriteGarbodorLv. 35poison

Southwest of him is TM 24 Thunderbolt, a very reliable Electric-type attack. From the beach near the lab, surfing in between the north-traveling current and the east-traveling current will lead you to a Swimmer to battle.

Swimmer Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Swimmer Berke
Frillish Pokemon Black and White SpriteFrillishLv. 34water
ghost
Simipour Pokemon Black and White SpriteSimipourLv. 34water

Avoiding contact with all water currents, Surf south from the little rock by Swimmer Berke and then west to battle another Swimmer.

Swimmer Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Swimmer Caroline
Ducklett Pokemon Black and White SpriteDucklettLv. 34water
flying
Frillish Pokemon Black and White SpriteFrillishLv. 34water
ghost

Keep avoiding the currents while Surfing west back to a beach. There is a Heart Scale on the southern end of the beach. Fight the Battle Girl spinning around in the sand.

Battle Girl Pokemon Black and White Sprite
Battle Girl Hillary
Scraggy Pokemon Black and White SpriteScraggyLv. 35dark
fighting
Gurdurr Pokemon Black and White SpriteGurdurrLv. 35fighting

Walk up the stairs north of Battle Girl Hillary and west through the grass to find TM 19 Telekinesis. It makes the opposing Pokemon immune to Ground-type attacks, but any other type of move will always hit for the next three turns, barring one-hit KO moves.

Wild Pokemon in Route 17, 18, and P2 Laboratory:
Normal Grass:
Scraggy Pokemon Black and White SpriteScraggyLv. 28-31dark
fighting
Dwebble Pokemon Black and White SpriteDwebble (Route 18 Only)Lv. 30-31bug
rock
Crustle Pokemon Black and White SpriteCrustle (Route 18 Only) (Dark Grass Only)Lv. 34-35bug
rock
Watchog Pokemon Black and White SpriteWatchogLv. 28-30normal
Sawk Pokemon Black and White SpriteSawk (Route 18 Only) (Black Only)Lv. 29-31fighting
Throh Pokemon Black and White SpriteThroh (Route 18 Only) (White Only)Lv. 29-31fighting
Herdier Pokemon Black and White SpriteHerdier (P2 Lab Only)Lv. 28-31normal
Klink Pokemon Black and White SpriteKlink (P2 Lab Only)Lv. 29-31steel
Shaking Grass:
Audino Pokemon Black and White SpriteAudino (Shaking)Lv. 5-15normal
Throh Pokemon Black and White SpriteThroh (Shaking) (Black Only)Lv. 33-35fighting
Sawk Pokemon Black and White SpriteSawk (Shaking) (White Only)Lv. 33-35fighting
Surfing:
Frillish Pokemon Black and White SpriteFrillish (Surf)Lv. 5-15water
ghost
Alomomola Pokemon Black and White SpriteAlomomola (Surf) (Shaking)Lv. 5-20water
Jellicent Pokemon Black and White SpriteJellicent (Surf) (Shaking)Lv. 5-20water
ghost

Items in Route 17 18 And P2 Laboratory:
Max EtherMax Ether(Route 1) Near the trees west of Pokemon Ranger Brenda.
Persim BerryPersim Berry(Route 1) Each Pokemon Ranger gives one after battle.
TM 06<br />(Toxic)TM 06
(Toxic)
(Route 17) Northwest of Fisherman Lydon.
DeepSeaToothDeepSeaTooth(Route 17) Northeast of Swimmer Wright.
Max ElixirMax Elixir(Route 18) Southeast of Backpacker Kumiko. (Requires Strength)
Dragon ScaleDragon Scale(Route 18) Northwest of Backpacker Sam. (Requires Strength)
HM 05<br />(Waterfall)HM 05
(Waterfall)
(Route 18) On the western end of the route.
Heart ScaleHeart Scale(Route 18) On the beach southeast of Battle Girl Hillary.
TM 19<br />(Telekinesis)TM 19
(Telekinesis)
(Route 18) In the grass northwest of Battle Girl Hillary.
Dubious DiscDubious Disc(P2 Laboratory) Inside the lab.
TM 24<br />(Thunderbolt)TM 24
(Thunderbolt)
(P2 Laboratory) Southwest of Scientist Nathan.


<- Twist Mountain Walkthrough Index Icirrus City ->

(Optional) Route 17, 18, and P2 Laboratory

(Optional) Wellspring Cave Revisited

(Optional) Mistralton Cave

(Optional) Rumination Field