After finishing up at Professor Kukui's Lab, it's on to Hau'oli City - the main cosmopolitan hub on Melemele Island, and actually one of the largest cities in Alola. There's plenty to do and see here before you head on to the first trial, so dive in!

Hau'oli City - Trainer School, Exp. Share, and Captain Ilima

First up, you'll be taken to meet Ilima, a Captain on Melemele Island, to tackle the Trainer School. There, you'll need to beat a total of four trainers who are dotted around the school - both inside and out - followed by a battle with the Head Teacher, Emily.

Finding the four trainers around the school is part of the challenge here, so below are their locations. Also, note that you can head to the Pokémon Center to heal at any time, so make the most of that!

  • Youngster Joey - North-west through the gate
  • Preschooler Mia - Inside school building
  • Youth Athlete Hiromi - North-east corner of the car park outside
  • Rising Star Joseph - In the Pokémon battling court out the front of the school

When all four of those trainers are defeated, you'll hear a tannoy announcement calling you inside to battle the head teacher. Watch out for her - it's possible to get caught in a pretty horrible Paralyze + Flinch lock from her Magnemite and Meowth, so heal up and save first!

TrainersPokémonLevel
Youngster Joey Lvl.7
Preschooler Mia Bonsly Lvl.7
Youth Athlete Hiromi Pikipek Lvl.8
Rising Star Joseph Grimer Lvl.8
Head Teacher Emily Magnemite
Meowth
Lvl.8
Lvl.8
ItemWhere to findNotes
Potion By the palm tree, north east in the car park
Potion South West in the battling court, looks like a basketball court
Antitdote South of Youngster Joey
Paralyze Heal South of Youngster Joey
Quick Claw From lady inside school
Potion From boy on 1F, middle classroom
TM01 Work Up Reward from Rising Star Joseph when you defeat him
5x Great Balls Reward rom Head Teacher Emily when you defeat her
Rage Candy Bar From café man in the Pokémon Center, when you buy MooMoo Milk drink.
Pokébeans From café man in the Pokémon Center, when you buy MooMoo Milk drink.

Hau'oli City - Beach, Shopping District, and preparing for Ilima's Trial

Following your victory at the Trainer School, Ilima tells you that the first Trial will be held at Verdant Cavern. For now though, it's time to follow your friend Hau and enjoy the various amenities of the city. Plus, there are tons of items and some pretty great Pokémon to catch here, too...

Once you get the Pokéfinder, you'll also have a chance to snap a shot of a wild Pikachu - which you can't catch - just over a wall in the shopping district.

The more likes you get for photos with the Pokéfinder, which are earned by lining up shots of the Pokémon facing you, in the middle of the crosshairs, the more your 'finder will level up and grant you access to new abilities within it.

ItemWhere to findNotes
Poké BallBy ramp down to beach
PotionLady on the pavement near beach
PokéfinderHau takes you into the Tourist Beurau to get it
Lens CaseFrom Lillie
Silk ScarfLady next to Lillie
Heal BallMan by the Pokémon Center
ReviveLady in the Town Hall
Tiny MushroomCorner of the grassy patch near the Town Hall
ReviveLady in Town hall
X AttackMan in yellow, at marina
X DefenseLady in large hat next to him
Super PotionBottom of the ramp at marina
TM49 Echoed VoiceIn the grass opposite the Police Station
Lumiose GaletteFrom the lady in Ilima's house
EtherIn the garden outside Ilima's house, by the pool

Need more tips? Use our Pokémon Sun and Moon Walkthrough and guide for the main story, our competitive training guide for info on IVs, EV training, Hyper Training and bottle cap farming, and breeding explained, our choice of the best Pokémon Sun and Moon starter from Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as an in-progress list of where to find Zygarde Cells and Cores and our guide to the Battle Tree and both Battling and Trading in the Festival Plaza. We also have a list of QR codes list, Z Crystal locations, Mega Stone locations, Eevium Z Eevee User locations for Extreme Evoboost, evolutions for Alolan Forms and other new Sun and Moon Pokémon and fast way to increase a Pokémon's Happiness, plus how to transfer across Ash-Greninja from the Sun and Moon Demo, where to catch the Tapu Guardians, how to catch the Ultra Beasts, and how to download the Munchlax Mystery Gift.

Soon enough, you'll catch word of some Team Skull Grunts at the Marina causing trouble. Head over there to take them on with Captain Ilima!

Other notable points include the Salon in the Shopping District, where you can grab yourself a new haricut, a lady who wants you to catch her a Drifloon from the nearby Cemetary, and the Move Deleter - normally a late-game character - who's available to make the most of over in the Pokémon Center.

Up ahead towards the way out of town, Kahuna Hala's wrestling with a troublesome Tauros who needs a bit of love, but after you've spoken to everyone in the town and captured and caught everything you need, you're free to move on to Route 2!

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