Horde Encounters are a feature that were first introduced in Pokémon X & Y. In these battles in the wild, you will face up against 5 wild Pokémon at the same time. This helps you build up a large amount of Experience Points and also aids in the training of Pokémon's Effort Values
Like before, Hordes can often provide all of the same species, and even sometimes introduce one Pokémon into the horde which is different to the others.
This game also introduces several areas where only one Pokémon will appear as a horde, making them perfect for EV training.
Like before, when you have a horde encounter, you will not always see five of the same Pokémon. In these circumstances, you will see four of one Pokémon and one of another. In these situations, you will often find a variety of special instances. For example, in hordes of Seviper/Zangoose and Heatmor/Durant, the species that are the more plentiful will attack the one Pokémon. In others, the Pokémon will help boost eachother.
These battles are only located in certain places and are as follows