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Gale Forest is a forest located next to Cheshma Town. This area is home to plenty of Pokémon belonging to the Bug or Poison types. To retrieve the player's stolen necklace, he or she must venture deep into this forest. It is the place where player first fights Team Eclipse.

Notable Events

VS Linda

After the Professor's "friend" Linda robs the player's Bronze Brick necklace, she runs off into this forest, but is eventually cornered in a dead end. She reveals her true identity upon being caught — this is the first battle against Team Eclipse.

2017 Halloween Event

As part of the 2017 Halloween Event, Pikachu in this area was replaced by a disguised Pokémon overnight. When encountered, it still appeared as Pikachu at first, but it instantly started acting strangely, revealing that it was actually Mimikyu! The event lasts from 13th to 31st October, 2017.

Pokémon

Wild Pokémon

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known. If there are any Pokémon with low catch rates, the possibility to flee or requirement of gaining happiness to evolve, recommended Poké Balls for that Pokémon will be shown with the corresponding bag sprite under the Pokémon's name.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Grass Patches Tall Grass Lv. 3-6
CaterpieBug
Caterpie XY
UncommonNone1 HP
WeedleBug
Poison
Weedle XY
UncommonNone1 Speed
NidoranPoison
Nidoran-M XY
Nidoran-F XY
UncommonNoneMale: 1 Atk


Female: 1 HP

MetapodBug
Metapod XY
RareNone2 Def
KakunaBug
Poison
Kakuna XY
RareNone2 Def
WurmpleBug
Wurmple XY
RarePecha BerryBright Powder1 HP
LedybaBug
Flying
Ledyba-M XY
Ledyba-F XY
Rare
Daytime Only
None1 Sp. Def
SpinarakBug
Poison
Spinarak XY
Rare
Overnight Only
None1 Atk
HoothootNormal
Flying
Hoothoot XY
Rare
Overnight Only
None1 HP
PikachuElectric
Pikachu-M XY
Pikachu-F XY
Very Rare
3%
Light Ball2 Speed
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Trainers

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Trainer: Student Spencer Poké Ball Reward: $192
Available for rematches
Hoothoot XY
HoothootNormal
Flying
Lv. 6Keen EyeNone661 HP
Attacks: Tackle, Growl, Foresight, Hypnosis
Trainer: Bug Catcher Ricky Poké BallPoké Ball Reward: $144
Kakuna XY
KakunaBug
Poison
Lv. 6Shed SkinNone922 Def
Attacks: Harden
Metapod XY
MetapodBugLv. 6Shed SkinNone922 Def
Attacks: Harden
Trainer: Camper Steve Poké Ball Reward: $168
Available for rematches
Nidoran-M XY
NidoranPoisonLv. 7Poison PointNone821 Atk
Attacks: Leer, Peck, Focus Energy
Trainer: Picnicker Lucy Poké Ball Reward: $168
Nidoran-F XY
NidoranPoisonLv. 7Poison PointNone821 HP
Attacks: Growl, Scratch, Tail Whip
Trainer: Eclipse Member Linda Poké BallPoké Ball Reward: $280, Retrieves Bronze Brick necklace
Poochyena XY
PoochyenaDarkLv. 7Run AwayNone661 Atk
Attacks: Tackle, Howl
Pancham XY
PanchamFightingLv. 9Iron FistNone1351 Atk
Attacks: Leer, Tackle, Arm Thrust
Some of the rewards, Pokémon Levels and EXP Points in the above matches have been modified during certain updates. Please check the trivia section for details. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Items

State Item Obtaining Location
Item Ball
Antidote
AntidoteTurn left at the entrance, opposite to Student Spencer.
Gold Item Ball
TM Grass
TM86 Grass
Grass Knot
In the grass patch beside Picnicker Lucy.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.

Trivia

  • The appearance of Mimikyu here in 2017 Halloween Event marked the first Alola Pokémon encounter appearing on the main island of Roria.
  • The background music in Gale Forest was based on Santalune Forest, Kalos from the core series game Pokémon X and Y. It was replaced by Kyle Allen Music's original composition later on.
  • Gale Forest provides the second most diverse Wild Pokémon selection in a single encounter method, with 10 different species available in the tall grass, tying with Route 8. Only Roria Safari Zone has a wider selection than this area.
  • Before the Anthian City update, Eclipse Member Linda's Poochyena and Pancham were 2 levels lower, giving 47 and 105 EXP Points respectively.
Roria
Roria
Towns Mitis TownCheshma TownLagoona Lake (Trenches) • Port Decca (Beach) • Crescent TownHaunted Badge
Cities Silvent CityArc BadgeBrimber CityBrimstone BadgeRosecove CityFloat Badge (Beach) • Anthian City (Housing Dist.Shopping Dist.Battle Dist.Soaring BadgeParkSewer) • Aredia CityCrater Badge (Old ArediaAredia Ruins) • Fluoruma CityHarvest BadgeFrostveil CityContrast Badge (Catacombs)
Routes 123456789101112131415161718
Caves &
Mountains
Glistening GrottoSteam ChamberMt. Igneus (Igneus Depths) • Path of TruthSilver CoveMt. Cragonos (MinesCliffsPeakSanctuarySpringChamber of the Jewel) • Desert CatacombsNature's DenCalcite ChamberMartensite ChamberDendrite ChamberTitans' ThrongFreezing FissureOcean's OriginAborille Outpost (Demon's Tomb)
Islands Crescent Island (TownAborille Outpost) • Lost Islands (Deep Jungle) • Voltridia Island (Cavern) • Frigidia Island (Cavern) • Obsidia Island (Cavern)
Other
Locations
Gale ForestOld GraveyardSecret GroveGrove of DreamsFortulose ManorCosmeos Valley (Observatory) • Tinbell Tower (Construction Site) • Secret LabSafari ZoneEclipse BaseGene Lab