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Pokemon X and Y Walkthrough: Frost Cavern
<- Dendemille Town Walkthrough Index Route 17 ->

Outer Frost Canyon
The Hiker at the beginning of the route wants to battle.

Hiker Pokemon XY Sprite
Hiker Ross
Vibrava Pokemon XY SpriteVibravaLv. 44ground
dragon

Walk east to find a Sky Trainer.

Sky Trainer Pokemon XY Sprite
Sky Trainer Celso
Carnivine Pokemon XY SpriteCarnivineLv. 41grass
Swanna Pokemon XY SpriteSwannaLv. 44water
flying

Cross the bridge to the north. There's a Mamoswine here that thinks something is wrong in the Frost Cavern, so you should investigate. There's another Sky Trainer battle northeast of the bridge.

Sky Trainer Pokemon XY Sprite
Sky Trainer Era
Cryogonal Pokemon XY SpriteCryogonalLv. 45ice
Chespin Pokemon XY SpriteChespinLv. grass
Chespin Pokemon XY SpriteChespinLv. grass

Walk northwest from the bridge to find an Artist.

Artist Pokemon XY Sprite
Artist Salvador
Smeargle Pokemon XY SpriteSmeargleLv. 44normal
Chespin Pokemon XY SpriteChespinLv. grass
Chespin Pokemon XY SpriteChespinLv. grass

Continue on the main path north to enter the Frost Canyon.

Inner Frost Canyon
Battle the Ace Trainer patrolling near the ice.

Ace Trainer Pokemon XY Sprite
Ace Trainer Cordelia
Doublade Pokemon XY SpriteDoubladeLv. 46steel
ghost

Ice acts the same way it does in any other Pokemon game. You keep sliding in the direction that you first stepped on the ice until you hit into something. The only difference is that you can now slide diagonally. The main path splits into two sets of stairs. The left path leads to a dead end with a Dire Hit hidden in a rock. The right path leads to the second floor and is guarded by an Ace Trainer.

Ace Trainer Pokemon XY Sprite
Ace Trainer Neil
Raichu Pokemon XY SpriteRaichuLv. 42electric
Marowak Pokemon XY SpriteMarowakLv. 43ground
Golduck Pokemon XY SpriteGolduckLv. 42water

2F
This floors begins with an iced over floor. There's an Ice Heal at the north end and a Hiker standing in the middle.

Hiker Pokemon XY Sprite
Hiker Delmon
Relicanth Pokemon XY SpriteRelicanthLv. 42water
rock
Rhydon Pokemon XY SpriteRhydonLv. 42ground
rock

In order to cross to the west side of the ice, use this pattern from the beginning of the area: Up, walk to the right side of the snow, down, right, down, left, up, walk left from the bottom part of the snow to slide to the Hiker, on the left side of the Hiker slide down, then left.

Now that you're on the west side of the massive floor of ice, there are some battles.

Brains and Brawn Pokemon XY Sprite
Brains and Brawn Eoin & Wolf
Hariyama Pokemon XY SpriteHariyamaLv. 46fighting
Grumpig Pokemon XY SpriteGrumpigLv. 44psychic

Black Belt Pokemon XY Sprite
Black Belt Alonzo
Scrafty Pokemon XY SpriteScraftyLv. 43dark
fighting
Throh Pokemon XY SpriteThrohLv. 44fighting

Battle Girl Pokemon XY Sprite
Battle Girl Kinsey
Sawk Pokemon XY SpriteSawkLv. 43fighting
Mienshao Pokemon XY SpriteMienshaoLv. 44fighting

Surf across the stream west of Battle Girl Kinsey and take the stairs down. This room has a large rock covered in ice. Leveling up an Eevee by it will make it evolve into a Glaceon. There's also an Icy Rock in this room. It increases the duration of Hail in battle.

Go back to the previous floor and travel south. A Max Repel is tucked away behind a rock by the icy floor. You can get behind the rocks in the stream and Surf south a little bit more to find a Never-Melt-Ice, which increases damage from Ice-type attacks. Go down the stairs at the end of the path.

1F
There's a Hyper Potion by the female Ace Trainer. The hill is a shortcut to the beginning of the cavern, so avoid it if you don't want to walk all the way back here. Walk up the new set of stairs after battling the Hiker.

Hiker Pokemon XY Sprite
Hiker Alain
Graveler Pokemon XY SpriteGravelerLv. 40rock
ground
Graveler Pokemon XY SpriteGravelerLv. 41rock
ground
Carbink Pokemon XY SpriteCarbinkLv. 42rock
fairy

2F
Walk up the next set of stairs.

3F
There's a Black Belt to the north and a Hiker east of him.

Black Belt Pokemon XY Sprite
Black Belt Kenji
Gurdurr Pokemon XY SpriteGurdurrLv. 46fighting

Hiker Pokemon XY Sprite
Hiker Brent
Probopass Pokemon XY SpriteProbopassLv. 44rock
steel

In order to get the Ether on the west side: slide up to the patch of snow with Black Belt Kenji, slide left on the ice, down, right, and up.

There's also an area in the southwest corner of the room. From the patch of snow with Black Belt Kenji, slide into the rock to the south and then slide right, down, left, and down. There's a Battle Girl waiting for you.

Battle Girl Pokemon XY Sprite
Battle Girl Gabrielle
Medicham Pokemon XY SpriteMedichamLv. 46fighting
psychic

Slide east of Battle Girl Gabrielle to find a Zinc and a set of stairs leading down one floor.

2F
This small room is an ice floor puzzle with TM 79 Frost Breath as the prize. The pattern is actually very easy. Start by sliding right against the northern wall. Then slide down, diagonally up-left, and then down again.

3F
Back at Black Belt Kenji, walk north to find Team Flare agitating an Abomasnow. Naturally, this leads to some battles.

Team Flare Grunt Pokemon XY Sprite
Team Flare Grunt
Golbat Pokemon XY SpriteGolbatLv. 42poison
flying
Manectric Pokemon XY SpriteManectricLv. 42electric

Team Flare Mable Pokemon XY Sprite
Team Flare Mable
Houndoom Pokemon XY SpriteHoundoomLv. 48dark
fire

After the battles, the Abomasnow you saved will give you an Abomasite if you talk to it. That's the end of the Frost Cavern so go to Route 17 back on the east side of Dendemille Town.

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