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Unova Route 3

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Unova
Route 3
3ばんどうろ
Route 3
Unova Route 3 Winter BW.png
Map description
A long winding road with lots of ponds and tall grass.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Nacrene City
Route 3
 
Striaton City
 
Location
Unova Route 3 Map.png
Location of Route 3 in Unova.
Pokémon world routes
Route 2       Route 4

Route 3 (Japanese: 3番道路 Route 3) is a route in southeastern Unova, connecting Striaton City to Nacrene City, while also providing access to Wellspring Cave.

Route description

Route 3 starts off with a short simple path to the north after exiting Striaton City. Straight ahead is the Pokémon Day Care and a school where several Preschoolers can be fought. The player can travel westwards to find two separate paths; a patch of tall grass is located to the north of this path. The player can continue to the west to find Wellspring Cave or to the south, which travels along the shore of a pond. The player can then cross it by a bridge to the west leading to Nacrene City, past a few patches of tall grass.

When the player first locates the Pokémon Day Care, only one Pokémon can be deposited. After meeting the Day-Care Man in Nimbasa City and helping him against some Team Plasma grunts, he'll return to the Day Care and two Pokémon can now be deposited in the Day Care, allowing for Pokémon breeding to occur. Later after obtaining HM03 (Surf), the player can travel across the pond to the other side. On the west side of the pond, the player can find two patches of tall grass and a Pokémon Breeder.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball In the sandbox west of the daycare (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Super Potion Sprite.png Super Potion In a grass patch in the west  B  W 
Bag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry Given by Pokémon Breeder Adelaide after defeating her  B  W 
Bag Repel Sprite.png Repel In the grass, near Adelaide  B  W 
Bag Heal Ball Sprite.png Heal Ball ×3 Given after defeating the Team Plasma grunts in Wellspring Cave  B  W 
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote In a grass patch on the way south  B  W 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball Very south at the end of a short path  B  W 
Bag Awakening Sprite.png Awakening In a grass in the south  B  W 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal North of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy North-west of the bridge (requires Surf) (hidden)  B  W 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether North-west of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
Bag Lum Berry Sprite.png Lum Berry Gift from Pokémon Breeder Galen (requires Surf)  B  W 
Bag HP Up Sprite.png HP Up North-west of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
Bag Quick Ball Sprite.png Quick Ball Near School Kid Marsha  B2  W2 
Bag Zinc Sprite.png Zinc South of the pond, near Fisherman Bruce  B2  W2 
Bag Big Nugget Sprite.png Big Nugget East of the pond, near School Kid Edgar  B2  W2 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball ×2
  • West of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf) (hidden)
  • North of the T-intersection
 B2  W2 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium Northwest of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore North of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget On the ledge near Lass Shannon (hidden)  B2  W2 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy ×2
  • In the sandbox west of the daycare (hidden)
  • Inside the school
 B2  W2 
Bag Dive Ball Sprite.png Dive Ball ×5 From the School Kid at the fork in the road after completing the Habitat List  B2  W2 

Hidden Grotto

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

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
504 Patrat
B W
Grass Grass
8 20%
506 Lillipup
B W
Grass Grass
9 10%
509 Purrloin
B W
Grass Grass
9 10%
519 Pidove
B W
Grass Grass
8-11 40%
522 Blitzle
B W
Grass Grass
8-11 20%
Dark grass
504 Patrat
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
10 20%
506 Lillipup
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
11 10%
509 Purrloin
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
11 10%
519 Pidove
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
10-13 40%
522 Blitzle
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
10-13 20%
Rustling grass
531 Audino
B W
Rustling grass Rustling grass
8-11 100%
Surfing
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Surfing Surfing
5-15 100%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Surfing Surfing
5-15 100%
Rippling water
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 100%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 70%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 30%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 30%
Rippling water
118 Goldeen
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 60%
119 Seaking
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
45-70 10%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 30%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 30%
Swarm
313 Volbeat
B W
Grass Grass
15-55 40%
314 Illumise
B W
Grass Grass
15-55 40%
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.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
193 Yanma
B2 W2
Grass Grass
56 10%
505 Watchog
B2 W2
Grass Grass
55 20%
507 Herdier
B2 W2
Grass Grass
57 10%
509 Purrloin
B2 W2
Grass Grass
57 10%
520 Tranquill
B2 W2
Grass Grass
55, 57 30%
523 Zebstrika
B2 W2
Grass Grass
56, 58 20%
Dark grass
193 Yanma
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
64 10%
505 Watchog
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
63 20%
507 Herdier
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
65 10%
509 Purrloin
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
65 10%
520 Tranquill
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
63, 65 30%
523 Zebstrika
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
64, 66 20%
Rustling grass
508 Stoutland
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
58, 59 5%
521 Unfezant
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
58 2.5%
521F Unfezant
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
58 2.5%
531 Audino
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
55-58 85%
469 Yanmega
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
58 5%
Surfing
341 Corphish
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
45-60 30%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
45-60 70%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
45-60 70%
Rippling water
341 Corphish
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
45-60 60%
342 Crawdaunt
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
50-60 10%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
45-60 30%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
45-60 30%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
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
118 Goldeen
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 60%
119 Seaking
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
50-70 10%
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%
Swarm
313 Volbeat
B2 W2
Grass Grass
40-55 40%
314 Illumise
B2 W2
Grass Grass
40-55 40%
Hidden Grotto
310 Manectric
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 Uncommon
417 Pachirisu
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 Common
523 Zebstrika
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 Rare
Hidden Grotto
048 Venonat
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 Uncommon
271 Lombre
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 Rare
400 Bibarel
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 Common
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

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
Nursery Aide Autumn
Nursery Aide Autumn
アキホ Akiho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
506 Lillipup Lv.10
No item
517 Munna Lv.10
No item
Preschooler Doyle
Preschooler Doyle
ウシオ Ushio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png40
515 Panpour Lv.10
No item
Preschooler Wendy
Preschooler Wendy
マツリ Matsuri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png40
513 Pansear Lv.10
No item
Preschooler Tully
Preschooler Tully
ミノル Minoru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png40
511 Pansage Lv.10
No item
Twins Kumi & Amy
Twins Kumi & Amy
クミとルミ Kumi & Rumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png160
509 Purrloin Lv.10
No item
509 Purrloin Lv.10
No item
Pokémon Breeder Adelaide
Pokémon Breeder Adelaide
トモミ Tomomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png432
504 Patrat Lv.9
No item
519 Pidove Lv.9
No item
506 Lillipup Lv.9
No item
School Kid Al
School Kid Al
アル Al
Reward: PokémonDollar.png260
522 Blitzle Lv.13
No item
School Kid Marsha
School Kid Marsha
サワコ Sawako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png260
527 Woobat Lv.13
No item
School Kid Gina
School Kid Gina
ミズホ Mizuho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
504 Patrat Lv.12
No item
509 Purrloin Lv.12
No item
School Kid Edgar
School Kid Edgar
シュウヘイ Shūhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
519 Pidove Lv.12
No item
524 Roggenrola Lv.12
No item
Pokémon Breeder Galen
Pokémon Breeder Galen
ユウリ Yūri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1536
512 Simisage Lv.32
No item
514 Simisear Lv.32
No item
516 Simipour Lv.32
No item

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
School Kid Marsha
School Kid Marsha
サワコ Sawako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1220
Rotation Battle
188 Skiploom Lv.61
No item
189 Jumpluff Lv.61
No item
182 Bellossom Lv.61
No item
Fisherman Mack
Fisherman Mack
コウジロウ Kōjirō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1856
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
Fisherman Bruce
Fisherman Bruce
トモヒロ Tomohiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1952
079 Slowpoke Lv.61
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.61
No item
119 Seaking Lv.61
No item
School Kid Edgar
School Kid Edgar
シュウヘイ Shūhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1220
Triple Battle
177 Natu Lv.61
No item
178 Xatu Lv.61
No item
022 Fearow Lv.61
No item
Backers May & Mal
Backers May & Mal
マミとミホ Mami and Miho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2976
587 Emolga Lv.62
No item
417 Pachirisu Lv.62
No item
Lass Shannon
Lass Shannon
チエ Chie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
037 Vulpix Lv.62
No item
136 Flareon Lv.62
No item
Nursery Aide Autumn
Nursery Aide Autumn
アキホ Akiho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2440
039 Jigglypuff Lv.61
No item
432 Purugly Lv.61
No item
108 Lickitung Lv.61
No item
Preschooler Eva
Preschooler Eva
カナ Kana
Reward: PokémonDollar.png244
281 Kirlia Lv.61
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.61
No item
Preschooler Tyrone
Preschooler Tyrone
リキヤ Rikiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png244
374 Beldum Lv.61
No item
633 Deino Lv.61
No item
Preschooler Buster
Preschooler Buster
マサヨシ Masayoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png244
447 Riolu Lv.61
No item
166 Ledian Lv.61
No item

Trainer Tips

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Tips
The Pokémon placed in the upper left of the Pokémon list is important! The Pokémon set there is the first out when a Pokémon battle starts!

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Tips
Tap the yellow button at the top of a PC box to switch to Group Move mode. It lets you move groups of Pokémon in your PC Boxes.

In the anime

The Pokémon Day Care in the anime

Route 3 makes an appearance in Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! to Minccino-Neat and Tidy!. There is a small city and a town located in the route. There is also a train station near Nacrene City.

In Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!, it is shown to be a forest route with tall grass in some areas and vines hanging from the trees. It has a bog with huge lily pads in the forest and a small stream running through it. It is where Ash caught a Snivy. The Wellspring Cave is located here.

A small city is also located here, as seen in Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!. It has colorful buildings with shops and has a small bridge which allows people to enter the city. Trees and shrubbery surround it and a river runs through it. It also has a small Pokémon Center and a café is shown to be affiliated with Team Rocket.

The most famous part of the city is the old clock tower which is now home to a Darmanitan and has a huge bell inside it. There is a long winding stairs, when at the top there is a room with a huge bell.

After the city is a forest path, as shown in The Bloom Is on Axew!.

Luxuria Town is found after the path in A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, where the second Battle Club is located. Then in A Home for Dwebble!, there is a rocky terrain near a river. The Daycare center appears in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad! near a small town which has a garbage dump and a Kindergarten.

Past the Daycare center is another forest path. A Pokémon Center is located there, as shown in Minccino-Neat and Tidy!.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The in-game maps show Route 3 leaving Striaton City directly from the west. However, the actual entrance to the city is a north-south entrance.
  • The two westernmost columns of tall grass in the patch closest to Nacrene City are subject to a graphical glitch: Seven tall grass sprites in each column are squashed to fit into six spaces on the world's grid. The player still moves along this grid, thus disaligning him or her with the grass sprites in these rows.


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 5 September 2014, at 02:43