Lures: a comprehensive guide (2024)

Hello everyone, im bringing a guide for the new items introduced on the holiday update 2022 (Sorry for the bad english). So lets start with the basic.

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Lures are a single use item, similar to repels, they are only active for a limited amount of steps, and the effects are different depending on the type of lure: Normal or Premium.

Normal Lures

The normal lures (Lures: a comprehensive guide (7)Lures: a comprehensive guide (8)Lures: a comprehensive guide (9)) can be adquired from the pokemart or the marketplace, there are three different types of normal lures: Basic, Super and Expert. All three offer the same effects, the only difference is their price and the number of steps (being 100, 200 and 250 respectively). The effects are the following:

  • The normal lures give you a 10% increase of wild pokemon encounter while walking, surfing or fishing.
    • The lure doesnt work if you are using sweet scent for wild encounters.
  • The pokemon are a bit stronger, having 1 or 3 levels more than usual.
  • You can encounter a wild double battle while the lure is active
    • Because Unova already has wild double battles due to Dark grass. You now can find this types of wild battles on normal grass too, but only if the lure is active.
    • If only one pokemon remains from the double wild encounter, the last pokemon has a very slim chance to call another pokemon for help, similiar to SOS battles from gen 7 (Thanks toSacredDiver for the discovery).
  • You can find rare species if the lure is active.
    • Some species are exclusive with lure, having a 5% to encounter a lure-exclusive pokemon.
    • The lure-exclusive pokemon are:
      • BulbasaurLures: a comprehensive guide (10)
      • IvysaurLures: a comprehensive guide (11)
      • CharmanderLures: a comprehensive guide (12)
      • CharmeleonLures: a comprehensive guide (13)
      • SquirtleLures: a comprehensive guide (14)
      • WartortleLures: a comprehensive guide (15)
      • ChikoritaLures: a comprehensive guide (16)
      • BayleefLures: a comprehensive guide (17)
      • CyndaquilLures: a comprehensive guide (18)
      • QuilavaLures: a comprehensive guide (19)
      • TotodileLures: a comprehensive guide (20)
      • CroconawLures: a comprehensive guide (21)
      • TogepiLures: a comprehensive guide (22)
      • TogeticLures: a comprehensive guide (23)
      • TreeckoLures: a comprehensive guide (24)
      • GrovyleLures: a comprehensive guide (25)
      • TorchicLures: a comprehensive guide (26)
      • CombuskenLures: a comprehensive guide (27)
      • MudkipLures: a comprehensive guide (28)
      • MarshtompLures: a comprehensive guide (29)
      • TurtwigLures: a comprehensive guide (30)
      • GrotleLures: a comprehensive guide (31)
      • ChimcharLures: a comprehensive guide (32)
      • MonfernoLures: a comprehensive guide (33)
      • PiplupLures: a comprehensive guide (34)
      • PrinplupLures: a comprehensive guide (35)
      • TogekissLures: a comprehensive guide (36)
      • RotomLures: a comprehensive guide (37)
      • SnivyLures: a comprehensive guide (38)
      • ServineLures: a comprehensive guide (39)
      • TepigLures: a comprehensive guide (40)
      • PigniteLures: a comprehensive guide (41)
      • OshawottLures: a comprehensive guide (42)
      • DewottLures: a comprehensive guide (43)

Premium Lures

The premium lures (Lures: a comprehensive guide (44) Lures: a comprehensive guide (45) Lures: a comprehensive guide (46)) can be adquired from the gift shop or the marketplace, there are three different types of premium lures: Basic, Super and Max. Just like the normal lures, all three offer the same effects, the only difference is their price and the number of steps (being 200, 300 and 400 respectively). The effects are the following:

  • They have all the effects of normal lures, but with some differences:
    • 20% increase of wild pokemon encounter instead of 10%
    • 8% to encounter a lure-exclusive pokemon instead of 5%
  • You can encounter a bigger horde, this means that instead of a horde of 3 pokemon, with premium lure you can find a horde of 5.
    • This only applies if you are walking or surfing, it doesnt work with sweet scent.
  • Premium lures can increase the chance of secret shiny pokemon by 25%
    • However, it doesnt increase the chance of regular shiny.

Mechanics/Features/Bugs?

The following observations im not quite sure if was intended or not, but this are the things that i noticed:

  • You can stack the lure with repels, having both effects active at the same time
    • However, the repel effect takes priority, meaning that the lure step will only start counting if the repel effect is over
    • If you use a repel after using the lure, the repel will be consumed first, and the lure will pause, until the repel is over
    • But for some reason, if you use a repel first and the the lure, the repel will start counting but not the lure, as was stated before. However, you can still find pokemon while the repel is still in effect, but they dont have the bonus levels or the exclusive encounters from the lure.
  • The lure stack with the safari steps.
    • You cant find double wild encounter while using a lure in the safari.
    • Both the lure and the safari steps are consumed at the same time, unlike the lure with repels.
    • It seems that the lure-encounter pokemon on the safari are much easier to capture, because they dont run away easily.
      • I did a test with Blissey, and the pokemon didnt run away after just one turn, it did after 8-15 turns of just throwing safari balls. This ended up happening after trying several times.
  • The lure works with fishing encounters.
    • You can find double wild encounters while fishing.
    • Everytime you use the fishing rod, you consume 5 steps from the lure.
      • This means that depending of the lure, you can use the fishing rod 20-80 times with a single lure.
    • When you are fishing and the lure is active, the level of the pokemon will be the highest from that area plus the extra levels from the lure
      • A test was done on dragonspiral tower, where you can find Dratini between level 25-40 and Basculin between level 35-55, when the lure was active, Dratini only appeared at level 56, that means that Dratini is taking the highest level of the stronger pokemon from that area (in this case Basculin), and using that level for the lure. Currently this only happens while fishing. (Thanks topokemonmaster69 for the discovery)
    • You can also find lure-exclusive pokemon from fishing just like when surfing (Thanks topokemonmaster69 andSacredDiver for the info).
  • The lure works with rock smash encounters (Thanks toSacredDiver for the info)
    • The pokemon get higher levels if the lure is active.
    • Using rock smash doesnt consume lure steps like when you use the fishing rod.
    • You can find a double wild encounter when using rock smash.

Comparison chart

This is a comparative chart to summarize the information mentioned above.

Lures: a comprehensive guide (47)

List of lure-encounter pokemon

Here its a list of all the pokemon available with lure, and the ubication are categorized by colors: Water, Underwater, Grass, Dark Grass, Cave

Kanto

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  • Route 1:
    • Pichu
  • Route 2:
    • Butterfree
  • Route 3:
    • Charmander
  • Route 4:
    • Igglybuff
    • Kingdra
  • Route 5:
    • Ivysaur
  • Route 6:
    • Wigglituff
    • Politoed
  • Route 7:
    • Ninetales
  • Route 8:
    • Arcanine
  • Route 9:
    • Arbok
  • Route 10:
    • Dragonair
    • Elekid
  • Route 11:
    • Fearow
    • Cloyster
  • Route 12:
    • Victreebel
    • Kingdra
  • Route 13:
    • Vileplume
    • Kingdra
  • Route 14:
    • Nidoqueen
  • Route 15:
    • Nidoking
  • Route 16:
    • Snorlax
  • Route 17:
    • Golduck
  • Route 18:
    • Honchkrow
  • Route 19
    • Lapras
  • Route 20
    • Lapras
  • Route 21:
    • Poliwrath
    • Mime Jr
  • Route 22:
    • Marill
    • Azumarill
  • Route 23:
    • Exeggutor
    • Octillery
  • Route 24:
    • Squirtle
    • Starmie
  • Route 25:
    • Kadabra
    • Azumarill
  • Pallet Town:
    • Poliwrath
  • Viridian City:
    • Politoed
  • Cerulean City:
    • Starmie
  • Celadon City
    • Weezing
  • Vermilion City:
    • Cloyster
  • Fuchsia City:
    • Politoed
  • Cinnabar Island:
    • Poliwrath
  • Viridian Forest:
    • Bulbasaur
  • Diglett's Cave:
    • Dunsparce
  • Mt. Moon:
    • Clefable
  • Cerulean Cave:
    • Alakazam
    • Slowking
  • S.S. Anne
    • Cloyster
  • Rock Tunnel:
    • Charmeleon
  • Power Plant:
    • Electivire
  • Lavender tower:
    • Gengar
  • Safari Zone:
    • Azumarill
    • Blissey
  • Pokemon Mansion:
    • Magby
  • Seafoam Island:
    • Wartortle
    • Starmie
  • Victory Road:
    • Hitmontop
  • One Island:
    • Lanturn
  • Treasure Beach:
    • Lanturn
    • Tangrowth
  • Kindle Road:
    • Flareon
    • Lanturn
  • Mt. Ember:
    • Magmortar
  • Cape Brink:
    • Vaporeon
    • Slowking
  • Three Isle Path:
  • Three Isle Port:
    • Wynaut
  • Bond Bridge
    • Pidgeot
    • Corsola
  • Berry Forest
    • Azumarill
    • Munchlax
  • Four Island
    • Politoed
  • Icefall Cave:
    • Slowking
    • Weavile
  • Resort Gorgeous:
    • Corsola
  • Water Labyrinth
    • Corsola
  • Lost Cave:
    • Mismagius
  • Five Isle:
    • Corsola
  • Five Isle Meadow:
    • Corsola
    • Togetic
  • Memorial Pillar:
    • Jumpluff
    • Corsola
  • Water Path:
    • Bellossom
    • Mantine
  • Ruin Valley:
    • Jolteon
    • Politoed
  • Pattern Bush:
    • Pinsir
  • Green Path:
    • Mantine
  • Outcast Island:
    • Dragonite
  • Altering Cave:
  • Trainer Tower:
    • Mantyke
  • Canyon Entrance:
    • Kangaskhan
  • Sevault Canyon:
    • Tyranitar
  • Tanoby Ruins:
    • Octillery
  • Tanoby Chambers:

Hoenn

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  • Route 101:
    • Jigglypuff
  • Route 102:
    • Oddish
    • Azurill
  • Route 103:
    • Starmie
    • Psyduck(Thanks to@Bestfriendsfor the location)
  • Route 104:
    • Remoraid
    • Mudkip
  • Route 105:
    • Remoraid
  • Route 106:
    • Remoraid
  • Route 107:
    • Octillery
  • Route 108:
    • Octillery
  • Route 109:
    • Octillery
  • Route 110:
    • Pikachu
    • Starmie
  • Route 111:
    • Natu
    • Whiscash
  • Route 112:
    • Torchic
  • Route 113:
    • Houndour
  • Route 114:
    • Starmie
    • Combusken
  • Route 115:
    • Starmie
    • Xatu
  • Route 116:
    • Delcatty
  • Route 117:
    • Ludicolo
    • Roserade
  • Route 118:
    • Quagsire
    • Ninjask
  • Route 119:
    • Quagsire
    • Grovyle
  • Route 120:
    • Quagsire
    • Marshtomp
  • Route 121:
    • Octillery
    • Grumpig
  • Route 122:
    • Octillery
  • Route 123:
    • Ludicolo
    • Vigoroth
  • Route 124:
    • Gyarados
    • Huntail
    • Gorebyss
  • Route 125:
    • Gyarados
  • Route 126:
    • Huntail
    • Gorebyss
    • Mantyke
  • Route 127:
    • Mantyke
  • Route 128:
    • Mantyke
  • Route 129:
    • Mantine
  • Route 130:
    • Mantine
  • Route 131:
    • Mantine
  • Route 132:
    • Kingdra
  • Route 133:
    • Kingdra
  • Route 134:
    • Kingdra
  • Petalburg City:
    • Crawdaunt
  • Dewford Town:
    • Remoraid
  • Slateport City:
    • Kingdra
  • Lilycove City:
    • Gyarados
  • Mossdeep City:
    • Gyarados
  • Sootopolis City:
    • Starmie
  • Pacifidlog Town:
    • Mantine
  • Petalburg Woods:
    • Treecko
  • Rusturf Tunnel:
    • Ditto
  • Granite Cave:
    • Rhyhorn
  • Fiery Path:
    • Vulpix
  • Jagged Pass:
    • Sudowoodo
  • Mirage Tower:
    • Natu
  • New Mauville:
    • Magnezone
  • Abandoned Ship:
    • Octillery
  • Scorched Slab:
    • Ninetales
    • Crobat
  • Safari Zone:
    • Raichu
    • Golduck
  • Meteor Falls:
    • Starmie
    • Bagon
    • Shelgon
  • Aqua Hideout:
    • Gyarados
  • Shoal Cave:
    • Crobat
    • Froslass
  • Mt. Pyre:
    • Chingling
  • Magma Hideout:
    • Golem
  • Seafloor Cavern:
    • Crobat
    • Crobat
  • Cave of Origin
    • Smeargle
  • Sky Pillar:
    • Flygon
  • Ever Grande City:
    • Mantine
  • Victory Road:
    • Aggron
  • Sealed Chamber
    • Kingdra
  • Desert Underpass:
    • Exploud
  • Battle Frontier:
    • Mantyke
  • Artisan Cave:
    • Wobbuffet
  • Altering Cave:

Unova

Spoiler

Thanks to @SacredDiverfor the locations of every pokemon from Unova.

  • Route 1:
    • Wingull(Thanks to@Madmartagan1176for the location)
    • Stoutland
    • Basculin (Blue-Striped)(Thanks to@Darkfisherfor the location)
  • Route 2:
    • Rattata
  • Route 3:
    • Tepig
    • Buizel
    • Floatzel
  • Route 4:
    • Sandshrew
    • Kingler
  • Route 5:
    • Cinccino
    • Drifloon
  • Route 6:
    • Leavanny
    • Accelgor
    • Bibarel
  • Route 7:
    • Zangoose
    • Pignite
  • Route 8:
    • Poliwrath
    • Seismitoad
  • Route 9:
    • Raticate
    • Gothitelle
  • Route 10:
    • Marowak
    • Gliscor
  • Route 11:
    • Venomoth
    • Escavalier
    • Floatzel
  • Route 12:
    • Sunflora
    • Unfezant
  • Route 13:
    • Crobat
    • Eelektross
    • Tangrowth
  • Route 14:
    • Wigglituff
    • Sharpedo
    • Reuniclus
  • Route 15:
    • Tyranitar
    • Haxorus
  • Route 16:
    • Tangela
    • Pinsir
  • Route 17:
    • Jellicent
  • Route 18:
    • Dewott
    • Scrafty
    • Jellicent(Thanks to@Darkfisherfor the location)
  • StriatonCity:
    • Seaking
  • Driftveil City:
    • Lanturn
  • Icirrus City:
    • Dewgong
    • Whiscash
  • UndellaTown:
    • Eelektrik
  • Dreamyard:
    • Musharna
    • Galvantula
  • Wellsprings Cave:
    • Poliwrath
    • Swoobat
  • Pinwheel Forest:
    • Golduck
    • Snivy
    • Lilligant
    • Bibarel
    • Riolu
  • Desert Resort:
    • Larvitar
  • Relic Castle:
    • Steelix
  • Lostlorn Forest:
    • Carvanha
    • Servine
    • Scolipede
  • Cold Storage:
    • Pelipper
    • Oshawott
  • Mistralton Cave:
    • Gigalith
  • Guidance Chamber
    • Lucario
  • Chargestone Cave:
    • Metang
  • Celestial Tower:
    • Chimecho
  • Twist Mountain:
    • Conkeldurr
  • Dragonspiral Tower:
    • Slowbro
    • Stantler
    • Altaria
  • Moor of Icirrus:
    • Politoed
    • Sealeo
  • Challenger's Cave:
    • Dragonite
    • Ferrothorn
  • Victory Road:
    • Dragonair
    • Pupitar
    • Pupitar(Thanks to@Bestfriendsfor the location)
  • Trial Chamber
    • Pupitar
  • Village Bridge:
    • Lapras
    • Slowking
    • Whimsicott
  • Giant Chasm:
    • Walrein
    • Metagross
    • Mamoswine
    • Mamoswine(Thanks to@Bestfriendsfor the location)
  • Undella Bay:
    • Eelektrik
  • Abundant Shrine:
    • Ninetales
    • Slowking
    • Chingling
  • P2 Laboratory:
    • Ditto
    • Lumineon

Sinnoh

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  • Route 201:
    • Mime Jr
  • Route 202:
    • Pikachu
  • Route 203:
    • Eevee (Thanks to@Doingfinefor the location)
    • Azurill
  • Route 204:
    • Marill
    • Masquerain
  • Route 205:
    • Spearow
    • Quagsire
  • Route 206:
    • Gliscor
  • Route 207:
    • Hippopotas
  • Route 208:
    • Gyarados
    • Turtwig
  • Route 209:
    • Shuppet
    • Happiny
    • Crawdaunt(Thanks to@Bestfriendsfor the location)
  • Route 210:
    • Dragonair
    • Scizor
    • Breloom
  • Route 211:
    • Skarmory
    • Chimchar
  • Route 212:
    • Swalot
    • Whiscash
    • Grotle
  • Route 213:
    • Wailord
    • Piplup
  • Route 214:
    • Politoed
    • Mothim
  • Route 215:
    • Lickilicky
  • Route 216:
    • Weavile
  • Route 217:
    • Glaceon
  • Route 218:
    • Spheal
    • Relicanth
  • Route 219:
    • Qwilfish
  • Route 220:
    • Qwilfish
  • Route 221:
    • Qwilfish
    • Monferno
  • Route 222:
    • Sealeo
    • Ambipom
  • Route 223:
    • Lapras
  • Route 224:
    • Gardevoir
    • Gorebyss(Thanks to@Bestfriendsfor the location)
  • Route 225:
    • Snorlax
    • Crawdaunt(Thanks to@Bestfriendsfor the location)
  • Route 226:
    • Machamp
    • Kingdra
  • Route 227:
    • Poliwrath
    • Golem
  • Route 228:
    • Poliwrath
    • Drapion
  • Route 229:
    • Politoed
    • Vespiquen
  • Route 230:
    • Walrein
    • Togekiss
  • Twinleaf Town:
    • Surskit
  • Eterna City:
    • Masquerain
  • Pastoria City:
    • Carvanha
  • CelesticTown:
    • Dratini
  • CanalaveCity:
    • Starmie
  • Sunyshore City:
    • Lapras
  • Pokemon League:
    • Lapras
  • Resort Area:
    • Azurill
  • Lake Verity:
    • Gyarados
    • Ralts
  • Oreburgh Gate:
    • Seel
    • Rhyhorn
  • Oreburgh Mine:
    • Diglett
  • Ravaged Path:
    • Crobat
    • Gible
  • Valley Windworks:
    • Quagsire
    • Elekid
  • Wayward Cave
    • Gabite
  • Eterna Forest:
    • Leafeon
  • Old Chateau:
    • Rotom
  • Mt. Coronet:
    • Starmie
    • Probopass
  • Lost Tower:
  • Solaceon Ruins:
  • Maniac Tunnel:
    • Dugtrio
  • Lake Valor:
    • Whiscash
    • Toxicroak
  • Valor Lakefront
    • Houndoom
  • Great Marsh
    • Sharpedo
    • Yanmega
  • Trophy Garden:
    • Lopunny
  • Fuego Ironworks:
    • Quagsire
    • Luxray
  • Iron Island:
    • Bronzong
    • Huntail(Thanks to@Bestfriendsfor the location)
  • Lake Acuity:
    • Dewgong
    • Prinplup
  • Acuity Lakefront:
    • Glalie
  • Victory Road:
    • Dragonite
    • Garchomp
  • Stark Mountain:
    • Rhyperior
  • Snowpoint temple:
    • Gallade
  • Sendoff Spring:
    • Lapras
    • Staraptor
  • Turnback Cave:
    • Dusknoir

Johto

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  • Route 26
    • Houndoom
    • Cloyster
  • Route 27
    • Electivire
    • Cloyster
  • Route 28
    • Tangrowth
    • Dragonite
  • Route 29
    • Cleffa
  • Route 30
    • Pikachu
    • Politoed
  • Route 31
    • Chikorita
    • Politoed
  • Route 32
    • Totodile
    • Azumarill
  • Route 33
    • Cyndaquil
  • Route 34
    • Togepi
    • Starmie
  • Route 35
    • Grimer
    • Poliwrath
  • Route 36
    • Umbreon
  • Route 37
    • Scyther
  • Route 38
    • Granbull
  • Route 39
    • Ponyta
  • Route 40
    • Horsea
  • Route 41
    • Horsea
  • Route 42
    • Doduo
    • Dratini
  • Route 43
    • Ampharos
  • Route 44
    • Mr. Mime
    • Octillery
  • Route 45
    • Quilava
    • Poliwrath
  • Route 46
    • Houndour
  • Route 47
    • Chansey
    • Dewgong
  • Route 48
    • Bayleef
  • New Bark Town
    • Cloyster
  • Cherrygrove City
    • Starmie
  • Ecruteak City
    • Politoed
  • Violet City
    • Politoed
  • Cianwood City
    • Horsea
  • Olivine City
    • Horsea
  • Blackthorn City
    • Gyarados
  • Dark Cave
    • Cubone
    • Golduck
  • Bellsprout Tower
    • Misdreavus
  • Ruins of Alph
    • Espeon
    • Dratini
  • Union Cave
    • Tyrogue
    • Lapras
  • Slowpoke Well
    • Slowking
    • Dratini
  • Ilex Forest
    • Bonsly
    • Poliwrath
  • Burned Tower
    • Slugma
  • Whirl Islands
    • Kingdra
    • Crobat
  • National Park
    • Pinsir
  • Cliff Edge Gate
    • Poliwrath
  • Cliff Cave
    • Kangaskhan
  • Safari Zone
    • Dragonair
  • Mt. Mortar
    • Azumarill
    • Snorlax
  • Lake of Rage
    • Kingdra
  • Team Rocket HQ
    • Electabuzz
  • Ice Path
    • Smoochum
  • Bell Tower
    • Mismagius
  • Dragon's Den
    • Dragonair
  • Tohjo Falls
    • Croconaw
    • Dragonair
  • Victory Road
    • Pupitar
  • Mt. Silver
    • Snorlax
    • Dragonite
  • Mt. Silver Cave
    • Tyranitar
    • Tyranitar
    • Dragonite

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