|White Flute Locations
|Valor Lakefront—Received from a woman at the Hotel Grand Lake as a reward for finding her Suite Key
You’ll receive the White Flute from a woman at the Hotel Grand Lake after finding and returning her Suite Key to her.
No Hidden Moves are required to find the Suite Key, and this can be done at any point after defeating Leader Fantina at the Hearthome City Gym.
Acquiring the White Flute
You’ll find the only White Flute at the Hotel Grand Lake, a high-end resort south of the Valor Lakefront.
There are no detailed requirements for reaching the Hotel Grand Lake or for receiving the White Flute. It can basically be done at any point after winning the Relic Badge from Leader Fantina in Hearthome City.
If you’ve been to the Hotel Grand Lake before, you’ve probably met the blonde woman outside the northeastern bungalow.
A short conversation with her reveals that she’s locked herself out of her suite and lost her Suite Key elsewhere on the property.
Naturally, it’s your job to find the lost Suite Key and return it to her.
Reaching the Hotel Grand Lake
You can reach the Hotel Grand Lake one of three ways:
- Starting in Veilstone City and heading south
- Starting in Pastoria City and heading east
- Starting in Sunyshore City and heading west (after defeating Giratina)
Unless you’re already at the end of the game, starting in Pastoria City is probably the quickest option.
So from the Pastoria Pokémon Center, head east.
Continue east and pass through the gate to Route 213.
Keep going east after emerging on the other side.
Follow this route and when the path curves to the south, follow it down to the beach.
Once you hit the ocean, turn eastward again and follow the coastline.
As you move east, the beach will become a narrow sandbar. When it widens again, head north.
Enter the first building you come across (the Hotel Grand Lake’s reception building) and pass through it.
Finding and Returning the Lost Suite Key
You’ll find the Suite Key right next to the Hotel Grand Lake’s reception building.
It’s hidden on a tile directly to the northwest of where you enter the premises. You can use the Dowsing Machine Pokétch app if you need help finding it.
Here’s the exact tile where you’ll find it:
Face the tile and press A to pick the Key up.
Now it’s time to be a good samaritan by delivering the Suite Key to its owner.
To do so, just head north up the stairs ahead.
Then take a right at the Seven Stars Restaurant.
Head down the stairs next to the restaurant, then go down the stairs to the north and speak to the woman outside the suite again.
She will thank you profusely for returning her lost Key.
She will then invite you inside the bungalow, where she will reward you with the only White Flute in the game.
White Flute Details and Uses
The White Flute is an item that increases wild Pokémon encounters by 50%. It has the opposite effect of the Black Flute.
Be aware that this is not a held item; the White Flute only works when used from your Bag, and must be used again after a map transition takes place (such as entering buildings, caves, or other areas).
The White Flute won’t be as useful to most people as the Black Flute, which reduces random Pokémon encounters.
Perhaps the only time the White Flute serves any purpose at all is when you want to train your Pokémon without running around as much. And even then, wild Pokémon spring up frequently enough that this isn’t a problem for most.
Still, it’s a neat holdover from the Gen III games (the Suite Key woman even mentions how the Flutes are only found in the Hoenn Region).