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Evolve Magneton into Magnezone

Level up Magneton in the Chargestone Cave.

Ghetsis Boss Fight

Ghetsis is the game's final boss and represents Team Plasma's last stand. You'll have a very powerful lead Pokemon in the form of the legendary Reshiram, but Ghetsis has a plan for it with his opening Ghost-type, Cofagrigus. Cofagrigus will try and open with Toxic, so immediately switch out Reshiram with a Steel-type so Toxic has no effect. Cofagrigus won't be able to do much harm with Psychic or Shadow Ball, so take the time to boost your Steel-type as much as possible and heal when necessary. Take out Cofagrigus with your boosted moves and stick with you Steel-type until it goes down. Also make sure to equip the Steel-type with a powerful Ground-type move, because the Dark/Steel-type Bisharp will likely go next for Ghetsis. Stick with your Steel-type and its boosted stats and hope it lasts against Bouffalant, which has Earthquake at its disposal. If it falls, bring in a Fighting-type to finish it off. Ghetsis will come at you with Seismitoad, so bring in a Grass-type to bust it for 4x damage. Elektross is an Electric-type, but has the Levitate ability, meaning it has NO WEAKNESSES. Bring Reshiram back in and pummel it with its legendary Fusion Flare. If Reshiram is still standing, use it to chip away at Ghetsis' final Pokemon, the Dark/Dragon-type Hydreigon. If Reshiram faints, bring back your Fighting-type or bring in an Ice-type to finish Hydreigon off for good. Bring in a sacrificial lamb, if necessary, for Hydreigon and hit it with Thunder Wave or another paralysis-inducing move first.

Leader Burgh Strategy

Burgh uses Bug-types, so a Flying or Fire-type is recommended. Whirlpede comes out first and a Fire or Flying-type will dispatch it easily. Dwebble will likely come out next and that's a Bug/Rock type, so a Fighting-type will work best against it. Leavanny is the last one and it's a Bug/Grass type, so Fire and Flying-type attacks will hit for 4x damage. It may try and use Protect, but it'll eventually fail, so keep trying.

Leader Elesa Strategy

Elesa uses Electric-types, but don't think a Ground-type will get your through single-handedly, because Elesa opens up with two Electric/Flying-type Emolgas. Attacking directly isn't advised, either, because of Emolga's Static ability. Use Rock-type attacks on the Emolgas to take them out. When Elesa is down to Zebstrika, bring out your Ground-type (like Sandile) and hammer away with Ground-type attacks.

Leader Clay Strategy

Clay is a Ground-type specialist and opens up with the Dark/Ground-type Krokorok. A Water or Grass-type can take down Krokorok, but make sure it's a quick one, or Krokorok will hit with Swagger. Put the Water-type away for Clay's Palpitoad and bring out a Grass-type, which can hit Palpitoad for 4x damage. Clay's Excadrill will hit hard, so try wearing it down steadily with moves like Leech Seed. If your Grass-type goes down, bring out your Water-type and finish Excadrill off.

Leader Skyla Strategy

Skyla brings out Flying-types, so this shouldn't be too hard. Start with a Dark-type to take out the Psychic/Flying-type Swoobat. An Electric or Ice-type can quickly take down Unfezant. And if you have an Electric-type, Swanna should pose absolutely no threat.

Leader Brycen Strategy

Brycen uses Ice-types, but none of his Pokemon's moves will freeze your Pokemon, so don't be afraid of that. Hit Vanillish and Cryogonal hard with Fire-type moves, but be careful with Beatric. Beatric can take out your Fire-type with the Water-type move Brine, so consider using a Fighting-type here, instead.

Leader Drayden Strategy

You'll face Drayden in Black and he'll use three dangerous Dragon-types. Fraxure will try and warm up with Dragon Dance, so immediately hit it with Ice-type moves before it can boost up. Druddigon is extremely dangerous, as it'll wipe out many of your Pokemon with Revenge. Wear it down with moves like Leech Seed and hit it with paralysis-inducing moves like Thunder Wave for good measure before taking it out. Use the same strategy with Haxorus, because it's incredibly fast and paralysis will give you a fighting chance. Bring in at least two Ice-types for this fight.

Get the older fossils

Defeat the Elite 4 and get the National Pokedex. Proceed to the Twist Mountain Cave and a man there will offer a random fossil to you each day. These random fossils will become Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Lileep, Anorith, Cranidos, or Shieldon.

Find Foongus and Amoongus

Walk around the tall grass on Route 11. These Pokemon will appear as Pokeballs.

Find a Musharna with Telepathy

Defeat the Elite 4 and get the National Pokedex. Return to the Dreamyard on Fridays to find a Musharna residing in the tall grass at the end. This Musharna comes with the Telepathy attack.

Find Darmanitan with Zen Mode

Defeat the Elite 4 and get the National Pokedex. Go to the Relic Castle and get a RageCandyBar from the Professor. Play around with the statues near the entrance and you'll eventually start fighting Darmanitan. Use the RageCandyBar and capture Darmanitan to capture it with its Zen Mode move.

Leader Cilan/Chili/Cress Strategy

Cilan/Chili/Cress is a unique Gym Leader battle in that their last Pokemon will differ depending on who your starter is. Their final Pokemon will always be a type that matches up well against your starter, so compensate for that by picking up a Pansage/Pansear/Panpour from the Dreamyard. Pick your monkey wisely.

Leader Lenora Strategy

Lenora uses Dark-types, so bring in a Fighting-type. But be ready for the opening Herdier, which will chop your attack with its Intimidate ability. Watchog will freely use Hypnosis, so be ready for it and attack with Fighting-type attacks.

Get Pansear/Panpour/Pansage

Enter the Dreamyard east of the first Gym. A trainer will give you a Pokemon based on your starter choice. You'll either get Pansage (Tepig), Pansear (Dewott), or Panpour (Snivy).

Get Zorua

The lost girl in Castelia is secretly a Zorua, but you'll never know this unless you have Celebi in your party. Import Celebi and empty up a slot. Talk to the girl and she will turn into her true form and occupy your empty slot.

Get Larvesta

Proceed to Route 18 and get an egg from a man in the house. This egg contains Larvesta.

Get Volcarona

Defeat the Elite 4 and get the National Pokedex. Fly to the Desert Resort and enter the Relic Castle to find a new area open. This area contains the rare Volcarona. Good luck on this battle, because Volcarona won't come quietly.

Get Magikarp

A common sight in older games, Magikarp are much rarer in Black/White. Defeat the Elite 4 and get the National Pokedex. Make your way to the Marvelous Bridge, where a salesman will offer you Magikarp for the low price of 500.

Get Tirtouga/Archen

Go to the Relic Castle and the top floor will contain a pair of fossils. The Cover Fossils will become Tirtouga and the Plume Fossil will become Archen. You can only choose one, so you'll have to trade for the other.

Change Giratina to its Origin Form

Get the Griseous Orb from the Shadow Triad on the Marvelous Bridge. Equip Giratina with this item to change it into its Origin Form.

Change Shaymin into its Sky Form

Get Gracidea from the woman in the Lacunosa Town Pokemon Center. Equip Shaymin with the Gracidea.

Change Deoxys forms

Examine the meteor in the Nacrene Museum to cycle through all of Deoxys's forms.

Change Arceus forms

Equip Arceus with a plate.

Breed a Deino with Dark Pulse

The Dark/Dragon-type Hydreigon can conquer many Pokemon with the Dark Pulse move, but getting one is a little tricky. Import a male Ekans, Arbok, or Seviper from the previous generation of Pokemon games (after using the previous generation's TM79 on it) and breed it with a female Deino, Zweilous, or Hydriegon. They'll get you an egg that'll hatch a Deino with Dark Pulse.

Find Audrino

The rare Normal-type Audrino is found in any random patch of tall grass. Audrino's hiding spot is given away when a part of the grass starts shaking. Walk up to the shaking grass to initiate the battle. Make sure you use Repel, because a random battle will re-position Audrino elsewhere and you'll have to start your search over.

Evolve Nosepass into Probopass

Level up Nosepass in the Chargestone Cave.

Evolve Eevee into Leafeon

Level up Eevee near the moss-covered stone in Pinwheel Forest.

Evolve Eevee into Glaceon

Level up Eevee near the frozen crystal at the bottom of Twist Mountain.

Evolve Feebas into Milotic

Get the Prism Scale on Route 13. Equip Feebas with the Prism Scale and trade it to induce a trade evolution.

Change Deerling/Sawsbuck forms

Deerling and Sawsbuck change forms depending on real-time months.

Change Rotom forms

Rotom's form can change depending on the boxes you open on the bottom floor of Shopping Mall Nine.