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[[File:XY Prerelease Axew horde.png|220px|thumb|A horde of Axew]]
 
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A '''Horde Encounter''' (Japanese: '''群れバトル''' ''Herd Battle'') is a type of [[Pokémon battle]] introduced in {{g|X and Y}}. Horde Encounters consist of the appearance of a group of five Pokémon. Unlike wild [[Double Battle]]s, Pokémon in a horde are usually of the same species, but may include a single instance of a similar Pokémon or counterpart of a different species.
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A '''Horde Encounter''' (Japanese: '''群れバトル''' ''Herd Battle'') is a type of [[Pokémon battle]] introduced in {{g|X and Y}}. Horde Encounters originally always consisted of the appearance of a group of five wild Pokémon. However, as of {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, there is also another type of it, in which the player fights with multiple Trainers instead. Unlike wild [[Double Battle]]s, Pokémon in a wild horde are usually of the same species, but may include a single instance of a similar Pokémon or counterpart of a different species.
   
 
Pokémon in hordes are at approximately half the [[level]] of other Pokémon in the same area and in some routes may be a lower [[evolution]]ary stage of Pokémon that normally inhabit the area (such as a horde of {{p|Geodude}} occurring in areas dominated by {{p|Graveler}}). Pokémon encountered in hordes may also have their [[Ability#Hidden Abilities|Hidden Ability]]. Some Pokémon can only be found in hordes.
 
Pokémon in hordes are at approximately half the [[level]] of other Pokémon in the same area and in some routes may be a lower [[evolution]]ary stage of Pokémon that normally inhabit the area (such as a horde of {{p|Geodude}} occurring in areas dominated by {{p|Graveler}}). Pokémon encountered in hordes may also have their [[Ability#Hidden Abilities|Hidden Ability]]. Some Pokémon can only be found in hordes.
   
Not all locations have hordes, but where they exist, hordes may be randomly encountered at approximately a 5% rate in [[tall grass]] or flowers (but not in {{DL|tall grass|long grass}}) or in caves. Horde Encounters can also be purposefully initiated by using [[Honey]] or {{m|Sweet Scent}}; however, Honey and Sweet Scent will not cause a wild encounter if the overworld [[Weather conditions|weather]] is not clear. As in all wild battles, a Trainer cannot throw a [[Poké Ball]] unless there is only one wild Pokémon remaining.
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Not all locations have wild hordes, but where they exist, hordes may be randomly encountered at approximately a 5% rate in [[tall grass]] or flowers (but not in {{DL|tall grass|long grass}}) or in caves. Horde Encounters can also be purposefully initiated by using [[Honey]] or {{m|Sweet Scent}}; however, Honey and Sweet Scent will not cause a wild encounter if the overworld [[Weather conditions|weather]] is not clear. As in all wild battles, a Trainer cannot throw a [[Poké Ball]] unless there is only one wild Pokémon remaining.
   
 
The player's moves in a Horde Encounter act as if the player was in the center of a [[Triple Battle]], except with all five other locations being treated as opponents instead of three opponents and two allies. Moves that target multiple Pokémon simultaneously (like {{m|Rock Slide}} and {{m|Surf}}) are able to strike all five Pokémon at once.
 
The player's moves in a Horde Encounter act as if the player was in the center of a [[Triple Battle]], except with all five other locations being treated as opponents instead of three opponents and two allies. Moves that target multiple Pokémon simultaneously (like {{m|Rock Slide}} and {{m|Surf}}) are able to strike all five Pokémon at once.
 
In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, Horde Encounters against Trainers have been introduced.
 
   
 
==Mixed hordes==
 
==Mixed hordes==

Revision as of 17:48, 20 August 2014

A horde of Axew

A Horde Encounter (Japanese: 群れバトル Herd Battle) is a type of Pokémon battle introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Horde Encounters originally always consisted of the appearance of a group of five wild Pokémon. However, as of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is also another type of it, in which the player fights with multiple Trainers instead. Unlike wild Double Battles, Pokémon in a wild horde are usually of the same species, but may include a single instance of a similar Pokémon or counterpart of a different species.

Pokémon in hordes are at approximately half the level of other Pokémon in the same area and in some routes may be a lower evolutionary stage of Pokémon that normally inhabit the area (such as a horde of Geodude occurring in areas dominated by Graveler). Pokémon encountered in hordes may also have their Hidden Ability. Some Pokémon can only be found in hordes.

Not all locations have wild hordes, but where they exist, hordes may be randomly encountered at approximately a 5% rate in tall grass or flowers (but not in long grass) or in caves. Horde Encounters can also be purposefully initiated by using Honey or Sweet Scent; however, Honey and Sweet Scent will not cause a wild encounter if the overworld weather is not clear. As in all wild battles, a Trainer cannot throw a Poké Ball unless there is only one wild Pokémon remaining.

The player's moves in a Horde Encounter act as if the player was in the center of a Triple Battle, except with all five other locations being treated as opponents instead of three opponents and two allies. Moves that target multiple Pokémon simultaneously (like Rock Slide and Surf) are able to strike all five Pokémon at once.

Mixed hordes

A mixed-species horde of Tauros and Miltank

In all cases of mixed hordes, four of one Pokémon species will appear, joined by one of another species.

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Mixed hordes with enemy species

If a mixed horde includes Zangoose and Seviper or Heatmor and Durant, the wild Pokémon will ignore the player's Pokémon; instead, each Pokémon will attack the Pokémon of the other species with the exception of status moves. Once all the Pokémon of one species have fainted, the rest of the horde will begin attacking the player's Pokémon.

Unlike in Triple Battles, there is no range limit; a Pokémon in a far-left position can attack a Pokémon in a far-right position.

List of Horde Encounters

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  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Connecting Cave
Whismur Whismur
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
7 Common
Zubat Zubat
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
8 Average
Axew Axew
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
7-8 Rare
Reflection Cave
Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11 Common
Roggenrola Roggenrola
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11 Average
Roggenrola Roggenrola
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11 Rare
with Carbink
Carbink Carbink
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11 Rare
with Roggenrola
Azure Bay - Grass
Slowpoke Slowpoke
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
13 Average
Exeggcute Exeggcute
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
14 Rare
Wingull Wingull
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
13 Common
Frost Cavern - All Floors
Smoochum Smoochum
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
21 Rare
Vanillite Vanillite
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
20 Common
Cubchoo Cubchoo
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
20 Average
Terminus Cave - all floors
Aron Aron
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 Rare
Durant Durant
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 Common
Geodude Geodude
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 Average
Larvitar Larvitar
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 Rare
Pokémon Village - All Flowers
Poliwag Poliwag
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Average
Lombre Lombre
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Rare
Foongus Foongus
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Common
Victory Road - inside and out
Geodude Geodude
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
28 Common
Graveler Graveler
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
29 Average
Lickitung Lickitung
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
30 Rare
Floatzel Floatzel
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
29 Average
Route 5
Plusle Plusle
X Y
Grass/Purple Flowers Grass/Purple Flowers
6 Rare
with Minun
Minun Minun
X Y
Grass/Purple Flowers Grass/Purple Flowers
6 Rare
with Plusle
Gulpin Gulpin
X Y
Grass/Purple Flowers Grass/Purple Flowers
5 Common
Scraggy Scraggy
X Y
Grass/Purple Flowers Grass/Purple Flowers
5 Average
Route 7
Psyduck Psyduck
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
8 Average
Hoppip Hoppip
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
7 Common
Roselia Roselia
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
7 Rare
Route 8
Taillow Taillow
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
7 Rare
Wingull Wingull
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
7 Common
Zangoose Zangoose
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
8 Average
with Seviper
Seviper Seviper
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
8 Average
with Zangoose
Route 10
Yanma Yanma
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
10 Average
Houndour Houndour
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
10 Rare
Nosepass Nosepass
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
10 Common
Electrike Electrike
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
10 Rare
Route 11
Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11 Common
with Nidoran♂
Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11 Common
with Nidoran♀
Starly Starly
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11-12 Rare
Stunky Stunky
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
11 Average
Route 12
Tauros Tauros
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
13 Rare
with Miltank
Mareep Mareep
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
13 Average
Miltank Miltank
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
13 Rare
with Tauros
Wingull Wingull
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
13 Common
Route 14
Ekans Ekans
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
17 Rare
Bellsprout Bellsprout
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
16 Common
Skorupi Skorupi
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
16 Average
Route 15 & 16
Murkrow Murkrow
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
18 Common
Foongus Foongus
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
18 Average
Klefki Klefki
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
19 Rare
Route 18
Geodude Geodude
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 Common
Heatmor Heatmor
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
24 Rare
with Durant
Durant Durant
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
23 Average
Durant Durant
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
24 Rare
with Heatmor
Route 19
Arbok Arbok
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Rare
Weepinbell Weepinbell
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
24 Common
Gligar Gligar
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
24 Average
Route 20
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Rare
with Trevenant
Foongus Foongus
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Common
Trevenant Trevenant
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Average
Trevenant Trevenant
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
25 Rare
with Sudowoodo
Route 21
Scyther Scyther
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
27 Rare
Spinda Spinda
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
26 Common
Swablu Swablu
X Y
Horde Encounter Horde Encounter
26 Average
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


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France Flag.png French Rencontres de Horde
Germany Flag.png German Massenbegegnungen
Italy Flag.png Italian Gruppi di Pokémon
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무리배틀 Muli Battle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Encuentros de horda



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