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Pokemon X and Y – Unlockables, Hidden Items, & Medals

There are a lot of unlockables in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, including some hidden items that give you some nice boosts, and of course Medals which showcase your “achievements” in the game.

Most unlockables and hidden special items (besides Medals) require you to first beat the Elite Four and become the Pokemon Champion, so you’ll want to focus on that and beat the game first before you start working on these.

Unlock the Friend Safari

The Safari returns in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y, now known as the Friend Safari.

This Safari is quite different in that it’s based solely on friends you’ve added in the game. Each friend you add in the game will allow you to catch up to three pokemon in their Friend Safari, one of which is typically a very rare or special pokemon that don’t naturally occur in the game, like starter pokemon, evolved pokemon, and even pokemon from the other version of the game.

To unlock the Friend Safari, you first need to beat the Elite Four. Once you’ve done this, head to the Lumiose City Train Station.

Once you’re there, Professor Sycamore will give you a Rail Ticket which allows travel to Kiloude City.

On the west side of Kiloude City you’ll find a large building with a red roof, which is the Friend Safari.

Unlock the National Pokedex

After you beat the Elite Four, you can unlock the National Pokedex, which covers pokemon outside of the Kalos region.

To unlock the National Pokedex, beat the Elite Four and head to the Train Station in Lumiose City. Professor Sycamore will meet you there and give you a Rail Ticket which will let you ride to Kiloude City, but he will also give you access to the National Pokedex at the same time.

Unlock the Poke Radar

The Poke Radar is nice hidden item that will allow you to locate pokemon that are hidden in tall grass.

To unlock the Poke Radar, beat the Elite Four and head to Lumiose City. Go to the second floor of Professor Sycamore’s lab and speak to the scientist there, and he’ll give you the Poke Radar.

Unlock the Shiny Charm

The Shiny Charm is a special hidden item that makes it about 3x more likely to run into Shiny pokemon in the wild. It takes your chances from about 1 in 4,096 to around 1 in 1,365, which is a huge jump.

To unlock the Shiny Charm, beat the Elite Four and complete the National Pokedex. With the National Pokedex complete, go speak to Professor Sycamore and he’ll give you the Shiny Charm.

Unlock the Oval Charm

The Oval Charm is a special hidden item that increases your chances of finding an egg at the pokemon daycare.

To unlock the Oval Charm, you need to complete the three Kalos Pokedexes: The Central Pokedex, The Coastal Pokedex, and The Mountain Pokedex.

Unlock the Power Ring Upgrade

The Power Ring Upgrade is a special hidden item that will increase your chances of finding Mega Stones between the hours of 8pm and 9pm.

To unlock the Power Ring Upgrade, beat the Elite Four and travel to Kiloude City. If you haven’t been there yet, go to the Train Station in Lumiose City, and Professor Sycamore will meet you there with a Rail Ticket which gives you access to travel to Kiloude City.

In Kiloude City, find and beat your Rival.

After your Rival is beaten, travel to Anister City and go to the Sundial there. Speak to Professor Sycamore there and he will upgrade your Power Ring.

Unlock the Looker Detective Agency

Looker is a Detective that will hire you to do some sidequests for him if you choose.

To unlock Looker, beat the Elite Four and travel to the Train Station in Lumiose City. Professor Sycamore will meet you there if it’s your first time there and give you a Rail Ticket which gives you access to Kiloude City.

Take the rail to Kiloude City to unlock it, and then travel back to Lumiose City. Once you’re back in Lumiose City, you should receive a Holo Caster message from Detective Looker.

Unlock New Trainer Card Colors

Your trainer card is typically Green, but you can unlock new colors for your Trainer card by competing certain tasks.

The colors will unlock in order no matter which task you complete first. The colors that will unlock, in order are: Blue, then Silver, then Gold.

Here are the tasks you can complete to unlock the new Trainer Card colors:

  • Beat the Elite Four and current Pokemon Champion
  • Capture all of the pokemon in the Kalos Region
  • Get a 50 win streak in the Battle Maison

Unlock Wallpapers for your Pokemon Storage Box

Want to spice up your pokemon storage boxes a bit? You can unlock some new wallpapers for them once you beat the Elite Four.

Unlockable Medals

Medals in Pokemon X and Pokemon Y are kind of like achievements, they are a basic measure of how well you’ve done in the game and what you have achieved.

Here is the complete list of unlockable medals, and how to unlock them.

10 PokeMilage Club Plays – Play Attractions on the PGL 10 times
50-Time Hall of Famer – Enter the Hall of Fame by beating the Elite Four and Champion fifty times
100 PokeMilage Club Plays – Play Attractions on the PGL 100 times
Ace Pilot – Use Fly in the field many times
Archeology Lover – Revive a Pokemon from a fossil
Battle Learner – Fight 100 battles
Battle Maison 20-Win Streak (Double) – Complete 20 Double Battles in a row at the Battle Maison
Battle Maison 20-Win Streak (Multi) – Complete 20 Multi Battles in a row at the Battle Maison
Battle Maison 20-Win Streak (Rotation) – Complete 20 Rotration Battles in a row at the Battle Maison
Battle Maison 20-Win Streak (Single) – Complete 20 Single Battles in a row at the Battle Maison
Battle Maison 20-Win Streak (Triple) – Complete 20 Triple Battles in a row at the Battle Maison
Battle Teacher – Fight 200 battles
Battle Test Beginner – Get the Beginner rank in the Battle Test
Battle Test Challenger – Take the Battle Test ten times
Battle Test Champion – Exceed a score of 6,500 on the Battle Test (500 points above Master Rank)
Battle Test Hyper – Get Hyper Rank on the Battle Test
Battle Test Master – Get Master Rank on the Battle Test
Battle Test Normal – Get the Normal rank in the Battle Test
Battle Veteran – Fight 400 battles
Battle Virtusoso – Go through 2,000 battles
Beginning Trader – Use Link Trade once
Berry Gardener – Pick 10 Berries from fields
Berry Picker Fan – Complete Berry Picker Unlimited
Berry Scientist – Create a mutated Berry
Born to Battle – Go through 100 Link Battles
BP Wealthy – Obtain 100 BP
Broad Friendship – Register 30 friends
Broad Friendship – Register 30 Friend Codes
Bug-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Busy Save – Save 20 times
Capturing Spree – Catch 50 Pokemon in 24 hours
Central Kalos Pokedex Completionist – Complete the Central Kalos Pokedex
Coastal Kalos Pokedex Completionist – Complete the Coastal Kalos Pokedex
Countess – Achieve this rank in the Battle Chateau
Dark-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Day-Care Faithful – A Medal for those who love to raise Pokemon and left many Pokemon at the Pokemon Day Care.
Dragon-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Duchess – Achieve this rank in the Battle Chateau
Duke – Become a Duke at the Battle Chateau
Earl – Become an Earl at the Battle Chateau
Easy Cycling – Ride a Bicycle 30 times
Egg Beginner – Hatch a Pokemon Egg
Egg Breeder – Hatch 10 Pokemon Eggs
Egg Elite – Hatch 50 Pokemon Eggs
Evolution Authority – Evolve Pokemon 100 times, enough to astound Pokemon Breeders
Evolution Expert – Evolve 50 Pokemon and become recognized by Pokemon Breeders
Evolution Hopeful – Evolve one Pokemon
Evolution Tech – Evolve 10 Pokemon
Exp. Millionaire – Earn 1,000,000 EXP. in 24 hours
Experienced Saver – Save 50 times
Extensive Friendship – Register 10 Friend Codes
Fairy-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Fashion Leader – Accumulate a lot of clothing
Fighting-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Fire-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
First Encounter – Meet a real-life player in the game
First Friend – Register one Friend Code
Fledgling Photographer – Send one photo to the Pokemon Global Link (PGL)
Flying-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Frequent Trader – Use Link Trade fifty times
Friend Safari 10 – Have 10 encounters in the Pokemon Safari
Ghost-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Good Rod Fisherman – Find 10 Pokemon when fishing
Grand Duchess – Achieve this rank in the Battle Chateau
Grand Duke – Achieve this rank in the Battle Chateau
Grass-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Gratitude – Tip people generously
Great Customer – Spend $100,000 at PokeMarts
Great Trade-Up – Have 100 Link Trades
Ground-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Hall of Fame – Beat the Elite Four and Champion ten times
Happy Birthday – Get a birthday wish through the PSS
Hard Cycling – Ride a Bicycle 100 times
Hatching Aficionado – Hatch 100 Pokemon Eggs
Head It Fan – Complete Head It Unlimited
Heavy Walker – Walk 20,000 steps
Honored Footprints – Walk 100,000 steps
Ice-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Indulgent Customer – Spend $1,000,000 at PokeMarts
Kalos Pokedex Completionist – Complete the entire Kalos Pokedex
Light Walker – Walk 5,000 steps
Link Battle Amateur – Fight one Link Battle
Link Battle Expert – Go through 50 Link Battles
Link Battle Pioneer – Have 10 Link Battles
Luminosian – Explore all of Lumiose City and become extremely stylish
Lumiose Explorer – Explore much of Lumiose City and become very stylish
Lumiose Luminary – Explore Lumiose City in full and become so stylish that you are well-known by everyone
Lumiose Star – Explore all of Lumiose City and become extremely stylish
Lumiose Tourist – Explore some of Lumiose City and become a little stylish
Magikarp Award – Use Splash, despite its lack of effectiveness
Marchioness – Achieve this rank in the Battle Chateau
Marquis – Become a Marquis at the Battle Chateau
Middle Walker – Walk 10,000 steps
Mighty Fisher – Find 100 Pokemon while fishing
Moderate Customer – Spend $10,000 at PokeMarts
Mountain Kalos Pokedex Completionist – Complete the Mountain Kalos Pokedex
Naming Champ – Give 10 Pokemon nicknames
National Pokedex Completionist – Capture all Pokemon in the National Pokedex
Never Give Up – A Medal for those who don’t know when to quit even when there’s nothing they can do
Noneffective Artist – Mistakenly use moves that are not effective (i.e. Electric on Ground)
Normal-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Occasional Trader – Use Link Trade ten times
Old Rod Fisherman – Find a Pokemon when fishing once
O-Power Lv. 1 – Use an O-Power once
O-Power Lv. 2 – Use an O-Power ten times
O-Power Lv. 3 – Use an O-Power fifty times
O-Power MAX – Use O-Powers one hundred times
O-Power Pro – Get all of the O-Powers from Mr. Bonding
Outgoing – Meet 10,000 real-life players in the game
Pedaling Legend – Ride a Bicycle 500 times
Poison-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
PokeMilage Club First Play – Play Attractions on the PGL one time
PokeMile Hoarder – Get 10,000 PokeMiles
Pokemon Center Fan – Rest your Pokemon at a Center many times
Pokemon-Amie Aficionado – Play with a Pokemon in Pokemon-Amie 10 times
PokeRadar Operator – Get data on ten Pokemon with the PokeRadar
PR Video Debut – Make one PR Video and show it off
Psychic-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Rating Battle Top 100 Double – Get in the Top 100 of the season during Double Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 100 Rotation – Get in the Top 100 of the season during Rotation Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 100 Single – Get in the Top 100 of the season during Single Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 100 Special – Get in the Top 100 of the season during Special Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 100 Triple – Get in the Top 100 of the season during Triple Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 500 Double – Get in the Top 500 of the season during Double Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 500 Rotation – Get in the Top 500 of the season during Rotation Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 500 Single – Get in the Top 500 of the season during Single Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 500 Special – Get in the Top 500 of the season during Special Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 500 Triple – Get in the Top 500 of the season during Triple Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 1,000 Double - Get in the Top 1,000 of the season during Double Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 1,000 Rotation - Get in the Top 1,000 of the season during Rotation Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 1,000 Single - Get in the Top 1,000 of the season during Single Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 1,000 Special - Get in the Top 1,000 of the season during Special Ranked Battles
Rating Battle Top 1,000 Triple - Get in the Top 1,000 of the season during Triple Ranked Battles
Regular Customer – Keep going to PokeMarts, becoming regular customers
Rock-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Smart Shopper – Get a Premier Ball (buy 10+ Poke Balls)
Sociable – Meet 100 real-life players in the game
Starter Cycling – Ride a Bicycle once
Steel-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Step-by-Step Saver – Save 10 times
Successor in the Making – Get a Pokemon to Mega Evolve
Super Rich – Spend $10,000,000 at PokeMarts
Super Rod Fisherman – Find 50 Pokemon while fishing
Supereffective Savant – Repeatedly abuse type weaknesses (i.e. Fire on Grass)
Super-Training Instructor – Play with a Pokemon in Super Training 10 times
Sweet Home – Return to your hometown (Vaniville Town)
Television Kid – Repeatedly watch television
Tile Puzzle Fan – Complete Tile Puzzle Unlimited
Top Sky Trainer – Defeat all Sky Trainers in the game
Trash Master – Check empty trash cans
Trick Master – Use many tricks on Roller Skates
Viscount – Become a Viscount at the Battle Chateau
Viscountess – Achieve this rank in the Battle Chateau
Water-Type Catcher – Catch all Pokemon of this type in the Kalos Pokedex
Wonder Writer – Save 100 times
World Connector – Register 100 Friends


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