Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon - Melemele Island Ilima’s Trial: Walkthrough

This page contains a Walkthrough for Melemele Island, including Trainers and Pokemon encountered, items, Trial Captains and the Island Kahuna challenge.


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Melemele Island Ilima’s Trial Walkthrough

Beginning a New Game

Pokemon Ultra Sun and Moon’s game introduction plays when you start a New Game. You will be introduced to Professor Kukui and to the world of Pokemon. Start by customizing your character’s appearance and name. Afterwards, the game will begin in Hau’oli City on Melemele Island – your character’s home city.

Note: We are still in the process of updating information in this walkthrough. Check back regularly as we play the game.

Story Route

  • Hau’Oli City
    • Getting your Hat and Backpack.
  • Iki Town
  • Mahalo Mountain Trail
    • Getting the Sparkling Stone
  • Iki Town (Revisited)
    • Choosing your starter Pokemon
  • Route 1
    • Tutorial on catching Pokemon
  • Iki Town (Revisited)
    • Getting the Z-Ring
  • Hau’Oli City
    • Getting Rotom Pokedex and Island Amulet
  • Trainer’s School
  • Beachside Shopping Area
  • Marina
    • Encounter with Trial Captain Ilima
  • Route 2
  • Verdant Cavern
    • Totem Pokemon Battle (Gumshoos/Alolan Raticate)
    • Getting Normalium Z-Crystal

Route 1

  1. Beginning in your house, head to the living room and talk to Mom.
  2. Then, go back  to your room and get a Hat and Backpack hanging in front of your bed.
  3. There will be a cutscene with Professor Kukui before the grassy area on Route 1. You will need to choose your starter Pokemon: Rowlet, Popplio or Litten. (Choosing your starter Pokemon)
  4. Go to Iki Town for a cutscene with Hau, your rival.
  5. When Hau challenges you to a Pokemon Battle, accept it. You won’t be able to progress through the story if you don’t battle him.

Trainer Battle: Hau

  • Hau will use the starter Pokemon that is weak to what you chose. This makes him very easy to defeat during your first battle.
  • Just continuously attack Hau’s Pokemon to win.

Example: If you chose Rowlet, Hau will use Popplio.

Map Information

Wild Pokemon Location Notes
Alolan Rattata Grass
Caterpie Grass
Pikipek Grass
Grubbin Grass
Yungoos Grass
Spinarak Grass
Pichu Grass
Buneary Grass
Obtainable Items Location Notes
Potion Next to the tree on the slope
Paralyze Heal The grass near the entrance of Iki Town
Potion West of the route sign
Pokeball East of Hau’oli Outskirts

Iki Town

  1. Talk to Professor Kukui when you enter the town.
  2. Head to Mahalo Mountain Trail.

Mahalo Mountain Trail

  1. You will meet a girl named Lillie on the bridge.
  2. As you approach the bridge, you will encounter a Lv.4 Spearow.
  3. After the the encounter, you will get the Sparkling Stone.

Map Information

Obtainable Items Location Notes
Sparkling Stone After the event at the bridge Gift

Iki Town

  1. After the cutscene, return to Iki Town to get a Pokedex and Trainer’s Passport.

Map Information

Obtainable Items Location Notes
Pokedex After the event at the bridge Gift
Trainer’s Passport After the event at the bridge Gift

Route 1

  1. After waking up the next day, leave the house and meet with Professor Kukui for a tutorial on how to catch Pokemon.
  2. You will get 10 Pokeballs and 5 Potions after the tutorial.
  3. Going towards Iki Town, you will see that the road on the left is blocked. From here, take the road on the right.
  4. You will encounter the Ultra Recon Squad when you reach Iki Town.

Map Information

Wild Pokemon Location Notes
Alolan Rattata Grass
Caterpie Grass
Pikipek Grass
Yungoos Grass
Ledyba Grass  –
Obtainable Items Location Notes
10 Pokeballs After the tutorial with Professor Kukui Gift
5 Potions After the tutorial with Professor Kukui Gift
Pokeball On the grass at the back of the house (right path)
Antidote South of the route sign
Nugget Smash the rocks on the corner of the northeast path south of Iki Town Requires Ride Pager Tauros
Nest Ball Farthest end of the west path south of Iki Town  Requires Ride Pager Tauros
Trainers Encountered
Trainer Pokemon Reward
Lass Audrey Buneary 72 pokedollars
Youngster Jimmy Caterpie 60 pokedollars
Preschooler Oliver  Alolan Rattata 36 pokedollars

Iki Town

  1. When you enter the town again, you will meet Hala (the Melemele Island Kahuna). The town festival will also begin.
  2. You will battle Hau again as you proceed to the festival.
  3. You will get the Z-Ring from Hala after defeating Hau.
  4. Listen to information about the island tours from Hala.

Trainer Battle: Hau (Festival)

  • Hau will have a Lv.6 Pichu. His starter Pokemon will be at Lv.8, but you will still have the advantage with your starter Pokemon.
  • Hau’s Pichu will have Static that can paralyze you if you use Physical moves against it. You should also be careful of Pichu’s electric attacks which will do a lot of damage if you chose Rowlet.

Map Information

Obtainable Items Location Notes
Z-Power Ring After defeating Hau Festival

 Route 1

  1. Return home and talk to mom to get 30,000 Pokedollars. Then, leave the house again.
  2. Meet with Lillie and visit the Pokemon Research Lab to talk to Professor Kukui.
  3. There will be a cutscene as you approach the lab.
  4. Talk to Professor Kukui to get the Rotom Pokedex and Island Amulet. The Rotom Pokedex will display the next destination on your map.
  5. Afterwards, take the path on the left (from your house) for another cutscene with Lillie. Then, go to the Pokemon Center to heal and then to the Trainer’s School.
  6. You need to battle the four trainers at the Trainer’s School. You will get Exp. Share.
  7. Proceed to the Trainer’s School to begin challenging the four trainers.

Location of the four trainers

Name Location
Youth Athlete Hiromi Outside the school building (on the right side)
Preschooler Mia In a classroom (near the blackboard)
Youngster Joey Enter the area from the red gate (in the south) / or northwest of the grass (to the left of the school)
Rising Star Joseph At the schoolyard after defeating the three other trainers.
  1. After defeating the trainers, you will get TM01 (Work Up) from Trainer 4.
  2. You will need to defeat the teacher on the second floor of the school next. You will get 5 Great Balls after you defeat her. A cutscene will occur. You can choose to touch the Tauros and stroke its head.
  3. Head to path going to Hau’oli City.

Map Information

Wild Pokemon Location Notes
Alolan Grimer Grass  –
Alolan Meowth Grass  –
Magnemite Grass  –
Zorua Grass

 

Obtainable Items Location Notes
Rotom Pokedex From Professor Kukui Pokemon Research Lab
Island Amulet From Professor Kukui Pokemon Research Lab
Exp. Share From Professor Kukui Trainer School grounds
Awakening Back of the Pokemon Research Lab  –
Exp. Share From Professor Kukui at the Trainer’s School
Quick Claw Trainer’s School  –
Potion Gift from a student at the end of the corridor on 2F
Potion Near the school yard  –
3 Oran Berry Gift from Preschooler Mia on 1F  –
Paralyze Heal Area covered in grass on the west side of the school  –
Antidote West side of the school, middle section of the grass-covered area  –
TM01 (Work Up) Gift from Rising Star Joseph  –
5 Great Ball Gift from Teacher Emily on 2F  –

Hau’oli City

  1. When you reach the Alola Tourist Bureau, you will be given explanation on the Poke Finder.
  2. After the tutorial, leave the Alola Tourist Bureau and go in front of the boutique. Talk to Lillie to get a Lens Case. If your character is female, you will get a Makeup Bag.
  3. Go to the Pokemon Center and talk to Trial Captain Ilima. He will tell you about Totem Stickers. (You can check out our guide on all Totem Stickers locations here)
  4. Head to the Malasada Shop (south of the city) for a cutscene. You will need to defeat some Team Skull Grunts. Trial Captain Ilima will challenge you afterwards.

Trainer Battle: Trial Captain Ilima

  • Trial Captain Ilima uses a Lv.10 Yungoos and Lv.11 Smeargle. Note that his Smeargle will use a move that your starter Pokemon is weak to, so use a different Pokemon that you’ve caught to against it. Make sure that the Pokemon is at level 10 or higher before challenging Ilima.
  1. Head to the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon. Then, Lillie will talk to you. You will get 3 Revives.
  2. As you make your way to Route 2, there will be a cutscene with Island Kahuna Hala. Interact with the Tauros there.
  3. Proceed along Route 2.

Map Information

Wild Pokemon Location Notes
 Furfrou Grass  –
 Ekans Grass  –
 Abra Grass  –
 Mime Jr. Grass  –
 Wingull Grass  –
Magnemite Grass  –
Tentacool Water Requires Ride Pager Mantine
Finneon Water Requires Ride Pager Mantine

 

Obtainable Items Location Notes
Lens Case or Makeup Bag From Lillie in front of the apparel shop  –
3 Revives Gift from Lillie at the Pokemon Center  –
TM49 (Echoed Voice) Past the gate opposite the Alola Photo Club  –
Ether Front yard of Ilima’s house  –
Super Potion  –
Revive Past the gate opposite the Pokemon Center
Revive City Hall Near a Pyukumuku
Tiny Mushroom Gate east of the City Hall

Route 2

  1. You will encounter a Makuhita in the rustling grass. A cutscene with an old man will occur.
  2. Go down the west slope to the beach. You will get a tutorial on Mantine Surf.
  3. As you leave the beach, you will be challenged by Team Skull. You will get Fresh Water afterwards.
  4. As you pass the Berry Fields, you will encounter the Ultra Recon Squad.
  5. As you reach the Pokemon Center, a cutscene will occur. You will meet Hau again and get 3 Revives. You will also get a tutorial about Roto Loto (you can check out our guide on Roto Loto here).
  6. Leave the Pokemon Center and head to the Verdant Cavern. Talk to Ilima when you get there.

Map Information

Wild Pokemon Location Notes
 Ekans Grass
 Abra Grass
Drowzee Grass
Smeargle Grass
Makuhita Grass
Furfrou Grass
 Mime Jr. Grass
Growlithe Grass
Cutiefly Grass
Yungoos Grass
Alolan Rattata Grass
Alolan Meowth Grass
Spearow Grass
Growlithe Grass
Obtainable Items Location Notes
 Fresh Water After defeating the Team Skull grunts at the Big Wave Beach
 White Herb Big Wave Beach  –
 Super Potion South of the Pokemon Center  –
 Revive On the ledge east of the Pokemon Center  –
 Super Potion Northwest of the motel  –
Silver Powder Berry field (beside the house on the right)  –
Star Piece Behind the Hau’oli entrance rocks Requires Ride Pager Tauros
Trainer Encounters
Trainer Pokemon Notes
Beauty Krystal Cutiefly
Preschooler Dylan Drifloon
Surfer Carlton Delibird
Gentleman Stanley Murkrow  –
Pokemon Breeder Jau Rockruff
Lass Isabella Flabébé

 Verdant Cavern (Ilima’s Trial)

  1. You’ll need to defeat three Pokemon hiding in the Verdant Cavern. The Pokemon that appear change depending on the version of the game you’re playing.
    Pokemon Ultra Sun Pokemon Ultra Moon
     Yungoos (x2)  Alolan Rattata (x2)
     Gumshoos  Alolan Raticate
  2. Gumshoos or Alolan Raticate can be fought after examining the nests in the cave. You will also need to defeat some Team Skull grunts there. You will be able to reach the lair of either the Totem Gumshoos or Alolan Raticate afterwards.
  3. Touch the Z-Crystal on the pedestal to battle the Totem Pokemon.
  4. After defeating Totem Gumshoos or Alolan Raticate, talk to the Trial Guide at the far end of the cave to proceed to the next area.

Totem Pokemon Battle: Gumshoos or Alolan Raticate

Pokemon Ultra Sun: Lv.12 Gumshoos (calls Lv.10 Yungoos)

Pokemon Ultra Moon: Lv.12 Alolan Raticate (calls Lv.10 Alolan Rattata)

  • At the start of the battle, the Totem Pokemon will have a special aura that boosts its stats by one level. You can counter this by using debuff moves, especially those that lower their defense.
  1. After defeating the Totem Pokemon, you will get the Normalium Z-Crystal and 10 Great Balls from Trial Captain Ilima.
  2. As you go out, you will encounter the Ultra Recon Squad again.
  3. Professor Kukui will appear and talk about Z-Moves.
  4. Proceed to Route 3 afterwards.

Map Information

Wild Pokemon Location Notes
 Alolan Rattata  Verdant Cavern
 Zubat  Verdant Cavern
 Alolan Diglett  Verdant Cavern
Obtainable Items Location Notes
Fresh Water After defeating the Team Skull grunts at Big Wave Beach
White Herb  Big Wave Beach
Super Potion Before the Pokemon Center
Super Potion  Verdant Cavern
 TM 31 (Brick Break)  Verdant Cavern
Super Potion Verdant Cavern
Normalium Z-Crystal Verdant Cavern  After defeating the Totem Pokemon
10 Great Balls Verdant Cavern  After defeating the Totem Pokemon
TM 46 (Thief) Verdant Cavern Must have access to Tauros Ride Pager to get the item
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