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This route is one more stepping stone to get to Stark Mountain, and may be somewhat difficult if you have not been leveling your Pokémon consistently. Also note that any battle that takes place here will have a sandstorm raging.

Pokémon Appearances[edit]

Name Type Level Rarity
Pokemon 112Rhydon.pngRhydon
Ground
Ground
Rock
Rock
52-54 Common
Pokemon 332Cacturne.pngCacturne
Grass
Grass
Dark
Dark
52-54 Common
Pokemon 050Diglett.pngDiglett
Ground
Ground
22-24 Rare
Pokemon 450Hippowdon.pngHippowdon
Ground
Ground
52-54 Common
Pokemon 051Dugtrio.pngDugtrio
Ground
Ground
52-54 Common
Pokemon 331Cacnea.pngCacnea
Ground
Ground
22-24 Rare
Pokemon 328Trapinch.pngTrapinch
Ground
Ground
22-24 Poke Radar
Pokemon 329Vibrava.pngVibrava
Ground
Ground
Dragon
Dragon
22-24 Poke Radar

Note that the fully evolved Pokémon are levels 50-55, whereas the first forms are only levels 20-25. You will want to nab these Pokémon, not only because of their high level and ground type, but also because many of them have very high Defense stats.

Items[edit]

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • TM37 Sandstorm
  • Hondew berry x2
  • Tomato berry x2
  • Ultra Ball
  • Shed Shell
  • Rare Candy
  • Protector

Note that the Rare Candy is incredibly hard to find as it is in an obscure area, and it is invisible. To get it, use your Dowsing feature on your Pokétech near the exit to Route 226.

Points of Interest[edit]

In one of the houses along the route you will find a Move Tutor. He is willing to teach special moves to any elemental starter Pokémon. The combination is as follows:

Move Type Teachable Pokémon
Blast Burn
Fire
Fire
Charizard, Typhlosion, Blaziken, Infernape
Hydro Cannon
Water
Water
Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert, Empoleon
Frenzy Plant
Grass
Grass
Venusaur, Meganium, Sceptile, Torterra

Note that these moves are literally elemental versions of Hyper Beam. They have the same statistics and require recharging after the attack is used.