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Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 walkthrough, Part Nineteen: Driftveil City

Updated on June 19, 2013

Welcome to Driftveil City, home of the steely, grounded and rock-hard. Before you enter the city proper, check the small gap in the blue and white flowers at the bottom-left corner of the monument on this little island for an Ultra Ball, then head across the bridge to the west. Here you'll discover that Team Plasma is actually composed of two factions these days, and only one is still villainous. Interesting.

On the opposite side of the bridge you'll find yourself on a city street. Enter the second building on the street and talk to the old man on the carpet; if you've seen enough pokémon, you'll get a Shell Bell. Enter the elevator in the side of the room and check the 19th floor for a pokémon with a Haban Berry in its mouth. Return to the street, then go around the two buildings and check for a Calcium.

Head south. Here you'll find a tunnel leading to the Pokémon World Tournament, another venue where you can face off for Battle Points. It won't be open until you beat this city's gym, so ignore it for now and check the building on the street, to your left. In the lobby is a woman who will give you a Heart Scale each day in exchange for showing her a pokémon that knows a particular move, either learned through TM or HM. On the 23rd floor is a waiter who will give you an Everstone, which delays evolution through levelling. Hop back in the elevator and return to the street.

To the north of this building is a market. Inside you can find a Team Plasma member who will sell you various kinds of incense, which will boost some moves and allow for breeding between some pokémon. You'll also find a woman who sells MooMoo Milk, highly recommended as an in-battle healing item, a man who will give you an Expert Belt if you have one pokémon over level 30, and a vendor who will sell you bitter items. Only use these if you want to use Frustration on one of your pokémon (and, frankly, it's wiser to just stick with Return). Enter this market from the west side and you'll find TM 63 Embargo amid the boxes.

Just outside the market you'll also find Charles, that motorcycle fiend who's always breaking hearts. The fight will be either a Rotation Battle or a Triple Battle, depending on how you fought him back on Route 5.

Motorcyclist Charles

  • Tirtouga, level 26
  • Sigilyph, level 26
  • Archen, level 26

Reward: 832 Pokedollars

North of the market is another building. On the top floor is an old man who will give you an Air Balloon, a handy item for any pokémon that fears ground-type moves. More interesting, though, is the old man in the lobby, who acts as a Move Tutor to your pokémon in exchange for Red Shards. There are a ton of great moves available; choose wisely.

To the east is a Pokémon Center. Heal inside, then talk to the woman on the second floor for Luxury Balls. Head back to the street and check the next building to the east for a man who will give you a Big Root, perfect for pokémon with absorption attacks.

Further north you'll find that the road splits. To the west is your next Route; to the east is the Driftveil Gym, which, of course, is currently closed. Gym leaders are never home. Go up the stairs in the middle of these paths instead and head east. You'll find one of the Ex-Team Plasma members talking to a man named Rood, who challenges you to a battle.

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Pokemon Trainer Rood

  • Herder, level 27
  • Swoobat, level 27

Reward: 2700 Pokedollars

Rood isn't particularly challenging, though you'll only get to fight him once. Enjoy the experience.

After beating Rood, Hugh will run up. Rood will invite you both into the headquarters of Ex-Team Plasma, attempt to apologize for the theft of Hugh's sister's Purrloin, and then offer you a Zorua, a pokemon so rare that it might almost count as a legendary pokemon if it had higher stats (and even without it's still a fantastic pokemon for any team). Make space in your team and take it with you.

Now that you've visited Rood, you have two choices for a destination. You can either go to the Driftveil Gym, a ground-type gym with a lot of tough trainers, or you can head to Route 6 and explore before you take on the gym. There are some pokemon you can catch on Route 6 that will come in handy for the gym - but because there are several things on Route 6 that won't happen until you visit the gym, we'll go there second in this walkthrough. Time for another badge!

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    • MattWritesStuff profile imageAUTHOR

      Matt Bird 

      5 years ago from Canada

      Same. Prepping for and fighting the Elite Four is always my favourite part of these games. Thanks for reading!

      Just for the record, my team for this walkthrough currently consists of:

      - Servine, which will be evolving shortly, though I kind of want to replace it with something else - probably should have just picked a different starter, as I've never been a massive fan of grass-types

      - Lucario

      - Unfezant, though its stat gains are pretty sad, so I'm slowly replacing it with a Trapinch that I've more carefully EV trained - I want my Flygon nice and buff

      - Vaporeon, which I'll trick out with Ice Beam for fighting the champion

      - Lopunny

      Any suggestions for a replacement and my sixth pokemon are encouraged. I'm kinda thinking Banette, as I've never used one before, and I'm PRETTY sure you can find one in Black 2...

    • dailytop10 profile image

      dailytop10 

      5 years ago from Davao City

      I can't wait for you to tackle the Pokemon League. It's probably the most exciting and challenging part of the game.

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