Pokemon Black and White post-game walkthrough and supplemental guide

So you finished the main story in Pokemon Black/White. Congratulations – you can actually start the game for real now. Pokemon fans know that the game only truly opens up once you've faced the Pokemon League for the first time, and that's never been truer than with Pokemon Black and White. Come with us as we explore the rest of the Unova region and take on even tougher challenges.

[Last updated: Mar 18, 2011]


Now that you've beaten the Elite Four, there's a big semi-circle of the Unova map that's open for you to explore. Let's start back in Opelucid City. From here, you can go two ways.

Challenger's Cave 
Wild Pokemon (~levels 47-50):
BoldoreWoobatGravelerLickitungMawileSableyeRiolu (B1F, B2F only)
Swirling dust: Excadrill
Fishing: BasculinPoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrath (patches only, rare)
Surfing: Basculin 

If you head west back to Route 9 briefly, you can now access Challenger's Cave by heading south through the grass. Not only will you see a few Pokemon from other regions here, but it's a great place to train to level up your Pokemon quickly. You'll need a Pokemon that knows Flash to brighten up the cave as you explore.

Route 11
Wild Pokemon (~levels 47-50 normal grass, 57-60 doubles grass):

Normal grass: Rufflet (White only), Vullaby (Black only), GolduckGligar AmoongussSeviperZangooseKarrablast, Pawniard
Shaking patches: Audino (common), Emolga, Gliscor
Doubles grass: Braviary (White only), Mandibuzz (Black only), Golduck, Gligar, Amoonguss, Seviper, Zangoose, Karrablast, Bisharp
Surfing: BasculinBuizel
Surfing patches: Buizel, BasculinFloatzel
Fishing: Goldeen, Basculin
Fishing patches: Goldeen, BasculinSeaking 

When you're ready to keep exploring, head back to Opelucid City but this time go east to Route 11. If you have a Pokemon with Surf and Waterfall in your party you can do a bit of extra exploring here, including picking up TM50 Overheat.


Village Bridge 
Wild Pokemon (~levels 47-50 normal grass, 57-60 doubles grass):
Normal grass: Rufflet (White only), Vullaby (Black only), Bibarel, Golduck, SeviperZangoose
Shaking patches: Audino, Emolga
Doubles grass: Braviary (White only), Mandibuzz (Black only), Bibarel, Golduck, SeviperZangoose
Surfing: Basculin
Surfing patches: BasculinLapras (rare)
Fishing: Carvanha, Basculin
Fishing patches: Carvanha, BasculinSharpedo
Make sure you explore under the bridge (Surf required) and use the Dowsing MCHN to pick up the Leftovers in the trash can.

Route 12
Wild Pokemon (~levels 47-50 normal grass, 57-60 doubles grass):

Normal/doubles grass: CombeeSunkernTranquillCherrimRapidashDunsparceHeracrossPinsir
Shaking patches: Audino (common), EmolgaSunfloraVespiquenUnfezant
Black only: Kakuna (normal/doubles grass), Beedrill (rarely in shaking patches)
White only: Metapod (normal/doubles grass), Butterfree (rarely in shaking patches)

Not much going on here aside from a few trainer battles and TM53 Energy Ball to grab.

Lacunosa Town
This town's claim to fame is that its citizens are fearful of a mythical monster that steals away people and Pokemon during the night, so all the NPCs that walk about during the day retreat to their homes during the nighttime.

Route 13
Wild Pokemon (~levels 47-50 normal grass, 57-60 doubles grass):

Normal/doubles grass: TangelaSwellowGolbatAbsolDrifblimLunatoneSolrock
Shaking patches: Audino (common), CrobatTangrowth
Swarm: Shuppet
Surfing: WingullStaryuPelliper
Surfing patches: StaryuCorsolaStarmie
Fishing: KrabbyShellderLuvdisc
Fishing patches: Shellder, LuvdiscCloysterKingler 


Route 13 has a lot going on, so make sure you explore around if you have time – just make sure you have a Pokemon with Cut, Surf and Strength if you want to see everything. The man in black outside near the move tutor is the treasure hunter, and once a day he will give you an item, many of which you can't obtain anywhere else. Here's the full list:

Big Pearl
Black Flute
Blue Flute
Dragon Scale
Dubious Disc
Heart Scale
King's Rock
Lucky Egg
Lucky Punch
Metal Coat
Metal Powder
Razor Claw
Razor Fang
Reaper Cloth
Red Flute
Shoal Salt
Shoal Shell
Thick Club
White Flute
Yellow Flute

West of the treasure hunter is a move tutor's house, who will teach final evolution starter Pokemon from any generation a special move for their respective elemental type – Blast Burn (Charizard, Typhlosion, Blaziken, Infernape, Emboar), Hydro Cannon (Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert, Empoleon, Samurott) or Frenzy Plant (Venusaur, Meganium, Sceptile, Torterra, Serperior).


Giant Chasm
Outer entrance area wild Pokemon (~levels 47-50 normal grass, 57-60 doubles grass):
Normal/doubles grass: TangelaSwellowGolbatAbsolDrifblimLunatoneSolrock
Shaking patches: Audino (common), CrobatTangrowth

Cave wild Pokemon (~levels 47-50, 27-70 surfing, 35-55 fishing):
Piloswine, GolbatDelibirdJynx, LunatoneSolrockSneaselBoldore
Swirling dust: Excadrill
Surfing: BasculinSeel
Surfing patches: Seel, BasculinDewgong
Fishing: Poliwag, BasculinPoliwhirl
Fishing patches: Poliwhirl, BasculinPoliwrath 

Forest Crater wild Pokemon (~levels 52-65):
ClefairyPiloswineDittoMetang, LunatoneSolrock
Shaking patches: AudinoClefableMamoswineMetagross 

Venture deep into this dangerous area to find the legendary Pokemon Kyurem. Giant Chasm consists of two parts – a cave area and the crater forest it leads to. Make sure you have a Pokemon that knows Surf, and head through the cave until you reach the forest. This is where it gets tricky, because hopping off the wrong ledge can send you back to the beginning. Make your way through the forest in a clockwise spiral, starting at the outer edges and working in. Make sure you have plenty of Dusk Balls and same your game before approaching legendary Dragon/Ice type Kyurem. At level 75 with powerful moves like Glaciate and Dragon Pulse, you've got your work cut out for you.

Page one: Challenger's Cave, Route 11, Village Bridge, Route 12, Lucunosa Town, Route 13, Giant Chasm
Page two: Undella Town, Undella Bay, Abyssal Ruins, Route 14, Abundant Shrine, Black City / White Forest, Route 15, Marvelous Bridge, Route 16 and Lostlorn Forest, the Seven Sages, Outbreaks (swarms)




  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - October 16, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    Wait, so I just need ONE event-legendary beast at the trailer... I'll be right back.
  • ismaelmonge - July 30, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    All my Pokemon are Lv100 and im cant hook up to the GTS ANY ADVICE ON HOW TO HOOK UP TO TH GTS WILL BE TAkEN PLASE HELP
  • ismaelmonge - July 30, 2011 7:28 p.m.

    To get to anville town take the brown subway in the battle subway station
  • ismaelmonge - July 30, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    Anyone Know were the Post game battle with N takes place and how do you get to re-match with the gym leaders
  • karolab - June 14, 2011 1:37 p.m.

    can someone tell me how to get to Anville Town??
  • StickyLungs - April 14, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    Bookmarked. Thank you!
  • soccernaruto57 - April 2, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    You can add more you your experience by going to the pokemon forum page.
  • Migglez - March 25, 2011 9:58 a.m.

    Great guide helped alot i havent played since ruby haha
  • Bluemoon180 - March 24, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    Yes I have totally found like a lot.... It is a mixed of good once and bad once!!!! First I found an electrike on the cycling road on emerald... but unfortuantely i was out of poke balls and I ended up killing it. Second, a tentacool which has a green orb and is about level 58 on platinum... It was really lame so I just offered it for GTS. And the lamest shiny pokemon is my Letter "F" blue unown From soul silver, which I still have.... Never trained it anyway.... Yup those are my three lame shiny pokemon experience/ encounter!
  • codystovall - March 21, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    started pokemon black friday to trade over other pokemon and then im gonna see if i can return it. TEE-HEH:)
  • BlitzIzDaShitz - March 20, 2011 12:04 a.m.

    Yes! I got the electrizer and can finally evolve my electabuzz! Thanks!
  • WaffleLeech - March 19, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Thanks for the guide, super useful, especially for the Swarm pokemon.
  • TrainerTyson - March 19, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    Great job Gamesradar! I haven't had the need myself to use this guide. But I have put off diving off of Undella until there was some sort of guide posted because that just seems like such a hassle!!! Thank you Carolyn for your grueling work! Keep it up!
  • jpbr139 - March 19, 2011 6:44 p.m.

    Thanks Carolyn, this guide is excellent, as always
  • Pocotron - March 19, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    Woohoo! Thanks for the advice Carolyn, just caught Kyurem.
  • philipshaw - March 19, 2011 1:09 p.m.

    Thanks Carolyn, getting the game next Monday so this be useful to check back on when I finish the game
  • Innounci - March 19, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    well it seems as though hydreigon,salamence,and garchomp are the pseudo-legendaries you can't catch in the wild...but still WILD DRAGONITE, TYRANITAR, AND METAGROSS, THIS IS BANANAS, B-A-N-A-N-A-S...
  • Cleanser247 - March 19, 2011 6:22 a.m.

    Thanks Carolyn! : ) I appreciate the walkthroughs and guides!
  • Cyberninja - March 19, 2011 4:09 a.m.

    glad to see this up because i just beat Okamiden before i get white so i will be free game wise when i get it.
  • WelcomeGhosts10 - March 19, 2011 3:55 a.m.

    Perfect timing! I am on the final battle at this very moment :D Looks great, can't wait to look over it for anything I might need.

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