XY In-Game Tips and Tricks

By anto.

HM Slaves

All the Pokémon that can learn HM moves that are useful in-game. There are only five: Cut, Fly, Surf, Strength, and Waterfall. Rock Smash is a TM this generation.

Bidoof Bidoof / Bibarel Bibarel
- Cut / Surf / Strength / Waterfall
- Rock Smash
Charizard Charizard
- Cut / Fly / Strength
- Dig / Rock Smash
Corphish Corphish / Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
- Cut / Surf / Strength / Waterfall
- Dig / Rock Smash
Dragonite Dragonite
- Cut / Fly / Surf / Strength / Waterfall
- Rock Smash
Fletchinder Fletchinder / Talonflame Talonflame
- Fly
- Flame Body as ability; useful for breeding
- Cut / Fly / Strength
- Rock Smash
Tropius Tropius
- Cut / Fly / Strength
- Rock Smash
- Sweet Scent; useful for horde battles
Zigzagoon Zigzagoon / Linoone Linoone
- Cut / Surf / Strength (Linoone)
- Dig / Rock Smash
- Pickup as ability

Helpful NPCs

Name Rater
- Inside the Pokémon Center in Camphrier Town
- Cannot change names of Pokémon that were received from a trade or an event
- Next to the Pokémon Center in Cyllage City
- Can only get one massage per day
Happiness Checker
- Pokémon Fan Club in Laverre City
EVs Judge
- Pokémon Fan Club in Laverre City
- If your Pokémon has 510 EVs, he'll give it the Effort Ribbon
IVs Judge
- Inside the Pokémon Center in Kiloude City
Hidden Power Checker
- Anistar City. He will also give you the Hidden Power TM
Move Reminder & Deleter
- Dendemille Town. The woman is the reminder and the old man is the deleter
- They'll only do the job in exchange for a Heart Scale

Fast Money

Battle Chateau

The Battle Chateau on Route 7 is a building where different trainers can battle. The difficulty will advance through the game as you defeat players and get a new rank. You start as a Baron or Baroness and can get up to Grand Duke or Grand Duchess. You can also re-battle Gym Leaders once you acquire a higher rank.

  • Baron / Baroness: Pearl
  • Diantha: Comet Shard or Pearl String
  • Duke / Duchess: Nugget
  • Duke Hennessy: Nugget or Big Nugget
  • Earl / Countess: Big Pearl
  • Elite Four: Big Nugget
  • Gym Leader: Pearl String or Nugget
  • Marquis / Marchioness: Star Piece
  • Viscount / Viscountess: Stardust


Prize Money Power
- Cyllage City Hotel
- Increases money earned from battles
Luck Incense Luck Incense
- Purchased in Coumarine City for 9,600 Poké Dollars
- Make a Pokémon hold this item in order to double the money you earn from battles
Gold Writ of Invitation
- Increases the money you earn from battling by 50%
- Can be purchased in the Battle Chateau for 100,000 Poké Dollars
Amulet Coin Amulet Coin
- Parfum Palace in Route 6
- Make a Pokémon hold this item in order to double the money you earn from battles
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom
- Route 14, Route 16
- Sold for 2,500 Poké Dollars
Big Pearl Big Pearl
- Azure Bay
- Sold for 3,750 Poké Dollars
Comet Shard
- Anistar City
- Sold for 15,000 Poké Dollars
Nugget Nugget & Big Nugget
- Dendemille Town, Kiloude City, Battle Chateau
- Lumiose City, Poké Ball Factory, Terminus Cave on Route 18
- Sold for 5,000 and 10,000 Poké Dollars, respectively
Pearl String
- Battle Chateau
- Sold for 7,500 Poké Dollars
Stardust Stardust
- Shalour City, Route 8, Route 13, Super Training, Battle Chateau
- Held by wild Staryu and Starmie
- Sold for 1,000 Poké Dollars
Star Piece Star Piece
- Ambrette Town, Azure Bay, Terminus Cave in Route 18, Victory Road, Lumiose City, Camphrier Town, Route 13, Battle Chateau
- With Rock Smash: Route 8, Ambrette Town
- Held by wild Staryu and Starmie
- Sold for 4,900 Poké Dollars


  • Happy Hour & Pay Day: Make a Pokémon use these moves in order to double the money you earn from battles
Meowth Persian Magikarp Gyarados Smeargle Skitty Delcatty Purrloin Liepard Inkay Malamar


These are the Pass Powers of Gen VI and they're given by Mr. Bonding, a very cheerful and flamboyant person that is found in various places.

  • HP restoring, Capture, Attack & Defense Power: Route 5, as soon as you receive your starter
  • Sp. Attack Power: Camphrier Town Hotel
  • Sp. Defense Power: Ambrette Town Hotel
  • Speed Power: Geosenge Town Hotel
  • Critical Power: Pokémon Center in Shalour City
  • Accuracy Power: Pokémon Center in Dendemille Town
  • PP Restoring Power: Snowbelle City
  • Stealth Power: Couriway Town Hotel
  • Prize Money Power: Cyllage City Hotel
  • Encounter Power: Pokémon Center in Laverre City
  • Befriending Power: Pokémon Center in Coumarine City
  • Bargain Power: Couriway Town Hotel
  • Exp. Point Power: Pokémon Center in Anistar City
  • Hatching Power: Café Introversion in Lumiose City, after getting all the other O-Powers and being stylish

Mega Stones

All the Mega Stones, listed in alphabetical order after the starters' ones. The Mega Stones that weren't handed to you can be found from 8 to 8:59pm after Professor Sycamore talks to you in order to upgrade the Mega Ring.

  • VenusauriteCharizardite XCharizardite YBlastoisinite Starters' Mega Stones: Given by Professor Sycamore depending on the starter you picked
  • VenusauriteCharizardite XCharizardite YBlastoisinite Unselected Starters' Mega Stones: Purchasable from a store in Lumiose City for 30,000 Poké Dollars
  • Abomasite Abomasite: Frost Cavern in Dendemille Town after saving Abomasnow
  • Absolite Absolite: Kiloude City
  • Aerodactylite Aerodactylite: Fossil Lab in Ambrette Town
  • Aggronite Aggronite: Cyllage City Gym (Pokémon Y)
  • Alakazite Alakazite: Reflection Cave on Route 11
  • Ampharosite Ampharosite: Azure Bay on Route 12
  • Banettite Banettite: Chamber of Emptiness in Route 22
  • Blazikenite Blazikenite: Mystery Gift; not obtainable anymore
  • Garchompite Garchompite: Victory Road (Rock Smash needed)
  • Gardevoirite Gardevoirite: After trading Diantha any Pokémon in Lumiose City
  • Gengarite Gengarite: Laverre City
  • Gyaradosite Gyaradosite: Couriway Town
  • Heracronite Heracronite: Santalune Forest on Route 2 (Pokémon Y)
  • Houndoominite Houndoominite: Route 15 (Pokémon Y)
  • Kangaskhanite Kangaskhanite: Ambrette Town
  • Lucarionite Lucarionite: Given by Leader Korrina after beating her
  • Manectite Manectite: Route 15 (Pokémon X)
  • Mawilite Mawilite: Shabboneau Castle in Camphrier Town
  • Medichamite Medichamite: Laverre City
  • Mewtwonite X Mewtwonite Y Mewtwonite X/Y: After beating or catching Mewtwo in Pokémon Village
  • Pinsirite Pinsirite: Santalune Forest in Route 2 (Pokémon X)
  • Scizorite Scizorite: Frost Cavern in Dendemille Town behind Abomasnow
  • Tyranitarite Tyranitarite: Cyllage City Gym (Pokémon X)