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Unova Route 23

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Unova
Route 23
23ばんどうろ
Route 23
Unova Route 23 Summer B2W2.png
Map description
A mountain path of no return with overwhelming cliffs.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Victory Road
Route 23
Giant Chasm
Location
Unova Route 23 Map.png
Location of Route 23 in Unova.
Pokémon world routes
Route 22       Route 1

Route 23 (Japanese: 23番道路 Route 23) is the final numbered route in Unova. It is located in northeastern Unova and connects the Giant Chasm to Victory Road. It can only be accessed after the player has defeated Ghetsis in the Giant Chasm's deepest part.

Route description

Route 23 connects Victory Road with the Giant Chasm. It is a mountain-like road, with many mountainous features, such as ponds and crevasses. The north-west of the route features a puzzle involving Strength and Cut. There are narrow paths between trees and raised platforms, making it hard to navigate and find the right path.

After seeing it in the Cave of Being, Azelf can be found on the raised platform north of the area with the Strength rock puzzle.

Items

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.

Item Location Games
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale At the end of a stream past the first house (requires Cut or Surf)  B2  W2 
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 (Flamethrower) Gift from old man in the second house (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy East of Ace Trainer Juliet (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron On mountaintop above Ace Trainer's house  B2  W2 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece
  • In a rock southeast of Black Belt Luke (hidden)
  • On mountaintop containing no Trainers and a Hidden Grotto
 B2  W2 
Bag Sitrus Berry Sprite.png Sitrus Berry
  • Given out by Pokémon Ranger Steve after defeating him
  • Given out by Pokémon Ranger Lena after defeating her
 B2  W2 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 (Roar) Next to Pokémon Ranger Steve  B2  W2 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball At a dead end in the beginning of the forest section (requires Cut) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Repeat Ball Sprite.png Repeat Ball At a dead end above Ace Trainer Tom (requires Cut)  B2  W2 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up At a dead end west of Black Belt Benjamin (requires Cut)  B2  W2 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium At a dead end in the southwestern most section of the forest, past Hiker Doug (requires Cut)  B2  W2 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard In a rock south of the Strength puzzle  B2  W2 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard In a grass patch to the northeast of the Strength puzzle  B2  W2 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal On the pedestal with Azelf  B2  W2 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion Near Battle Girl Tiffany on a mountaintop (requires Cut and Strength)  B2  W2 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up On a lone mountaintop (requires Cut and Strength) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM12 (Taunt) On a lone mountaintop (requires Cut and Strength)  B2  W2 

Hidden Grotto

Item Location Games
Bag Repel Sprite.png Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Super Repel Sprite.png Super Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Max Repel Sprite.png Max Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears)  B2  W2 
Bag Damp Mulch Sprite.png Damp Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Growth Mulch Sprite.png Growth Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Stable Mulch Sprite.png Stable Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Gooey Mulch Sprite.png Gooey Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Tiny Mushroom Sprite.png TinyMushroom Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Big Mushroom Sprite.png Big Mushroom Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag PP Max Sprite.png PP Max Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 

Fake items

Item Location Games
591MS.png Amoonguss ×3
  • In a grass patch on mountaintop with Black Belt Luke
  • In a grass patch west of Hiker Doug
  • In a grass patch to the immediate east of the Strength puzzle
 B2  W2 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
055 Golduck
B2 W2
Grass Grass
50 10%
207 Gligar
B2 W2
Grass Grass
49 10%
538 Throh
B2 W2
Grass Grass
48, 49 25%
539 Sawk
B2 W2
Grass Grass
48, 49 25%
591 Amoonguss
B2 W2
Grass Grass
49 10%
619 Mienfoo
B2 W2
Grass Grass
48 15%
626 Bouffalant
B2 W2
Grass Grass
49, 51 25%
627 Rufflet
B2 W2
Grass Grass
47 5%
629 Vullaby
B2 W2
Grass Grass
47 5%
Dark grass
055 Golduck
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
55 10%
207 Gligar
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
54 10%
538 Throh
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
53, 54 25%
539 Sawk
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
53, 54 25%
591 Amoonguss
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
54 10%
620 Mienshao
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
53 15%
626 Bouffalant
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
54, 56 25%
627 Rufflet
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
52 5%
629 Vullaby
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
52 5%
Rustling grass
472 Gliscor
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
51 5%
531 Audino
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
48-51 80%
538 Throh
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
51 5%
539 Sawk
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
51 5%
587 Emolga
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
49 10%
Surfing
418 Buizel
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
40-55 30%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
40-55 70%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
40-55 70%
Rippling water
418 Buizel
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-55 60%
419 Floatzel
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
45-55 10%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-55 30%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-55 30%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-70 70%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-60 30%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-60 30%
Rippling water
061 Poliwhirl
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-70 65%
062 Poliwrath
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
50-70 5%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 30%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 30%
Hidden Grotto
055 Golduck
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 Uncommon
207 Gligar
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 Rare
335 Zangoose
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 Uncommon
336 Seviper
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 Uncommon
359 Absol
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 Uncommon
Special Pokémon
482 Azelf
B2 W2
Premier Ball Only one
65 One
591 Amoonguss
B2 W2
Gift Fake item
56 Three
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.

Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
Battle Girl Brenda
Battle Girl Brenda
ジュン Jun
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1696
538 Throh Lv.53
No item
Ace Trainer Grant
Ace Trainer Grant
タイキ Taiki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3180
587 Emolga Lv.53
No item
593 Jellicent Lv.53
No item
Hiker Don
Hiker Don
タモツ Tamotsu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1632
221 Piloswine Lv.51
No item
476 Probopass Lv.51
No item
Ace Trainer Juliet
Ace Trainer Juliet
コトノ Kotono
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3180
581 Swanna Lv.53
No item
596 Galvantula Lv.53
No item
Black Belt Luke
Black Belt Luke
シンペイ Shinpei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1696
539 Sawk Lv.53
No item
Pokémon Ranger Steve
Pokémon Ranger Steve
スティーブ Sutību
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3120
618 Stunfisk Lv.52
No item
591 Amoonguss Lv.52
No item
Pokémon Ranger Lena
Pokémon Ranger Lena
レナ Rena
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3180
419 Floatzel Lv.53
No item
448 Lucario Lv.53
No item
Hiker Doug
Hiker Doug
トモタカ Tomotaka
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1696
525 Boldore Lv.53
No item
306 Aggron Lv.53
No item
Ace Trainer Miki
Ace Trainer Miki
ミキ Miki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3240
545 Scolipede Lv.54
No item
059 Arcanine Lv.54
No item
Black Belt Benjamin
Black Belt Benjamin
テツジ Tetsuji
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1696
533 Gurdurr Lv.53
No item
560 Scrafty Lv.53
No item
Ace Trainer Tom
Ace Trainer Tom
ケント Kento
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3240
126 Magmar Lv.54
No item
473 Mamoswine Lv.54
No item
Battle Girl Tiffany
Battle Girl Tiffany
チサト Chisato
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1696
533 Gurdurr Lv.53
No item
620 Mienshao Lv.53
No item

Trivia

  • The music that plays on this route features a slower, remixed version of the theme that plays in Professor Rowan's laboratory in the Generation IV games.
  • This route and Route 23 in Kanto both have the same name, and are the last routes before their region's respective Pokémon Leagues. However, the positions of Route 23 and Victory Road in relation to the Pokémon League in Kanto are inverted in Unova.
    • Both also do not exist in another pair of games taking place in the region; Kanto's doesn't exist in HeartGold and SoulSilver, while Unova's doesn't exist in the original Black and White.



Game locations of legendary Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus CaveUnknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh Ruins


Unova
Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve

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Last modified on 25 June 2014, at 10:29