|Tangela||Lv. 34, 36, 37||25%|
|Pelipper||/||Lv. 34, 36, 37||25%|
|Drifblim||/||Lv. 34 ~ 35||15%|
|Absol||Lv. 35, 37||15%|
|Tangela||Lv. 38, 40, 41||25%|
|Pelipper||/||Lv. 38, 40, 41||25%|
|Drifblim||/||Lv. 38 ~ 39||15%|
|Absol||Lv. 39, 41||15%|
|Shaking Grass / Swirling Dust||Level(s)||Rarity|
|Audino||Lv. 34 ~ 37||85%|
|Frillish||/||Lv. 25 ~ 40||65%|
|Staryu||Lv. 25 ~ 40||30%|
|Basculin||Lv. 30 ~ 40|
|Basculin (Blue)||Lv. 30 ~ 40|
|Surfing (in surfacing fish)||Level(s)||Rarity|
|Staryu||Lv. 25 ~ 40||60%|
|Jellicent||/||Lv. 25 ~ 40||30%|
|Basculin (Blue)||Lv. 30 ~ 40|
|Basculin||Lv. 30 ~ 40|
|Starmie||/||Lv. 30 ~ 40||5%|
At the entrance of the route, there's this Black Belt guy that will fight you with his Gurdurr L41. Head up the steps and further west to find a Battle Girl who will, uh, battle you. She uses a Scrafty L41.
Head quite aways west until you find some steps. There's a small tree before the steps that you can use Cut on, but it just leads you to a Max Repel, so it's no big deal if you don't have Cut handy.
Down the steps, if you have Strength, you should head south and then up a large flight of stairs to a cliff top. There's a hidden Zinc in an empty tile where grass should be. Keep going north, through the field of grass, and then shove the boulder into the hole with Strength to earn yourself a Red Shard.
Go back down the steps (if you went up them), and then start heading north. However, before you do, you should really go comb the beach to the east, right above the part of land you were on when you arrived on the route. There's an Ace Trainer with a Delcatty L41 and an Eelektrik L41. Over to the east, you can find a hidden Heart Scale in the sand as well as a not-as-hidden Ultra Ball just sitting there. Keep going to find a Fisherman with a Vaporeon L40 on his team.
Alright, now go back to that part of the beach you've been meaning to go north on, then head north until you find a Parasol Lady with a Castform L40 on her team. There's a Big Pearl hiding in the sand just to the north of her. To the east of her, you can surf on over and find some thick grass on an island with a Luxury Ball in the middle of it. Surf northeast of that and you'll find a Fisherman with a Golduck L40, but most importantly, you'll find the valuable TM29 (Psychic) over by him. Psychic is pretty much the best Psychic-type attack a Psychic-type Pokemon can hope to have, plus a lot of non-Psychic-types can even learn it. 90 power is nothing to sneeze at.
Wasn't that a worthwhile distraction? Well, there's another one for you. Head west of the Parasol Lady and you'll find an Ace Trainer in the water. He doesn't battle you, though, but instead talks about treasure. T-R-E-A-S-U-R-E! Yeah, you can talk to him and he'll give you a random item of many different ones each day, including things like the Blue Flute, Yellow Flute, and so on. The items are typically ones that are harder to find in Unova, too, so this is important to do if you can remember it.
Go back to the Parasol Lady once again, but this time head north. There's two Fisherman for you to fight up there. The first one uses a Basculin L39 and a Staryu L39. The second uses an Alomomola L40.
Walk to the north until you find some more stairs leading up. There's a hidden Pearl hiding in the sands. Go on and climb up the stairs, then you can go either south, west (through the trees), or north.
South, across the bridge, you'll find an Ace Trainer with a Lopunny L41 and a Lampent L41. Past her is a Star Piece.
Now go back to the stairs and wade through the trees to the west instead. Down them, you'll have to fight a PKMN Ranger in a Rotation Battle! He's got a Jolteon L39, a Galvantula L39, and a Nosepass L39. He'll give you a Sitrus Berry after beating him. Walk over to the west and you'll find a secret house over there. The lady in there with the Wingull will give you a Power Band, which is a useful item if you plan on EV Training later on. You don't even have to pay BP for it!
Alright, once again head back to the stairs and then head north. There's a Hidden Grotto around that you can check out, too.
|Route 13 Hidden Grotto (West)|
Foongus Lv. 35-40
Tangela Lv. 35-40
Skorupi Lv. 35-40
If you have Cut, you can take a shortcut, but otherwise head east. And, do you see that? Is that...? Yup, it is: it's Cobalion, just chillin' there! You'll get to it in a moment, though; first, fight the PKMN Ranger in a Triple Battle. She uses a Flareon L39 (middle), Vibrava L39 (left), and Larvesta L39 (right). Rock-type attacks will do well here. She'll give you a Sitrus Berry afterwards. To the left is a Blue Shard, while there's a Max Ether to the north.
Keep going north and you'll be able to find the exit to the west. However, did you forget about a certain someone? That's right! Cobalion! Head just south and you'll have a chance to catch the legendary Pokemon, Cobalion! Save your game beforehand, though, just in case you accidentally knock it out. It can be tricky to catch, so bring plenty of Ultra Balls and/or Dusk Balls (if you're playing at night).
|Cobalion Lv. 45|
If you fail to catch it, you'll have to wait until after you've beaten the game for it to reappear, so make sure you catch it or save it for later by not fighting it! Don't use your Master Ball on it, even though you may really want to.
Patience Pays Off
Not satisfied with having your Cobalion only at level 45? Well, guess what: if you knock it out and then return here after you've beaten the game, you'll find it at level 65 instead! Unless you plan on using Cobalion from this point on, you're better off knocking it out and catching it later.
Anyway, now you've finally done everything there is to do on Route 13, so head on northwest into Lacunosa Town!