Galar Route 8

Galar
Route 8
8番道路
Route 8
Galar Route 8 SwSh.png
Map description
This area is not described by a map.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Circhester
 
Route 8
 
Route 7
 
Location
Galar Route 8 Map.png
Location of Route 8 in Galar.
Pokémon world routes
Route 7       Route 9

Route 8 (Japanese: 8番道路 Route 8) is a route in northeast Galar that connects Route 7 and Circhester. The northern portion of the route is also known as Steamdrift Way (Japanese: 湯けむり小路 Steamy Path).

Route description

Route 8 consists of two distinctly separate sections. The first area contains ancient ruins, with ladders and stairs connecting its lower and upper sections. Among other wild Pokémon roaming around, the ruins are also home to a group of Falinks, which move between holes in the rocky walls. In the northwest, there is a Pokémon Camp.

The route's second and much shorter section is called Steamdrift Way. This snow-covered section contains a short bridge over a river and a couple patches of tall grass containing mostly Ice-type Pokémon. It is always hailing on Steamdrift Way.

Items

Route 8 proper

Item Location Games
  Shiny Stone On a ledge in the southeast  Sw  Sh 
  X Defense ×3 In a corner at the top of the first set of stairs (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  TM96 (Smart Strike) On the ledge north of the Trainer Tips sign  Sw  Sh 
  Hyper Potion ×3 In an area between two ladders in the east  Sw  Sh 
  Elixir Between two ramp-like ledges near the middle of the route (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Luxury Ball ×3 On a ramp-like ledge near the middle of the route  Sw  Sh 
  Pixie Plate In an indent south of the first Falinks hole (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Max Revive In an indent in the west  Sw  Sh 
  Big Nugget In front of a rock in the northwest (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  King's Rock In a small alcove in the northeast part of the ruins  Sw  Sh 
  Nugget In a corner between two Falinks holes in the northeast part of the ruins (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  TM43 (Brick Break) At the end of a narrow path in the northwest  Sw  Sh 
  Terrain Extender At the end of the path east of the Pokémon Camp  Sw  Sh 

Steamdrift Way

Item Location Games
  Star Piece ×2 In the western patch of tall grass (hidden)  Sw  Sh 

Pokémon

Route 8 proper

Random encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 38-40 10%
Sw Sh 38-40 20%
Sw Sh 38-40 15%
Sw Sh 38-40 10%
Sw Sh 38-40 8%
Sw Sh 38-40 5%
Sw Sh 38-40 30%
Sw Sh 38-40 2%
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.


Visible encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 39-41 5%
Sw Sh 39-41 5%
Sw Sh 39-41 10%
Sw Sh 39-41 25%
Sw Sh 39-41 25%
Sw Sh 39-41 10%
Sw Sh 39-41 25%
Sw Sh 39-41 20%
Sw Sh 39-41 10%
Sw Sh 39-41 10%
Sw Sh 39-41 5%
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.


Wanderers

  • Crustle appears in the northwest, blocking the narrow path leading to TM43. It does not respawn.
  • Falinks appear from various holes located around the ruins. They respawn every time the player exits the ruins.
Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wanderer
40 One
Sw Sh
Wanderer
40 N/A
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.


Steamdrift Way

Random encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 38-41 25%
Sw Sh 38-41 10%
Sw Sh 38-41 15%
Sw Sh 38-41 20%
Sw Sh 38-41 5%
Sw Sh 38-41 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.


Visible encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 39-43 20%
Sw Sh 39-43 25%
Sw Sh 39-43 5%
Sw Sh 39-43 5%
Sw Sh 39-43 10%
Sw Sh 39-43 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.


Trainers

Route 8 proper

Trainer Pokémon
 
Doctor Joanna
レイナ Reina
Reward:  4,320
  Roselia Lv.36
No item
  Hattrem Lv.36
No item
 
Backpacker Barbara
ノリコ Noriko
Reward:  2,664
  Dreepy Lv.36
No item
  Vullaby Lv.37
No item
 
Musician Charles
リュウタ Ryūta
Reward:  2,368
  Togedemaru Lv.37
No item
 
Colleagues Jordan and Alison
キヨシとユリエ Kiyoshi and Yurie
Reward:  6,660
  Excadrill Lv.36
No item
  Lucario Lv.37
No item
  Hippowdon Lv.36
No item
  Perrserker Lv.37
No item


Steamdrift Way

Trainer Pokémon
 
Police Officer Bobby
タカシ Takashi
Reward:  4,440
  Arcanine Lv.37
No item
  Boltund Lv.37
No item


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

Route 8 appeared in PASS19 and PASS20. Henry took Marvin with him to Steamdrift Way to help fix the fractured ice cane belonging to Melony's Mr. Rime, which the Circhester Gym Leader had asked Henry to repair. While mending the cane, Henry and Marvin were approached by Gordie, who wanted to battle Henry. Henry, however, suggested Marvin that he'd battle Gordie instead. Not wanting to risk bad publicity by refusing a challenge, Gordie accepted the offer and started battling Marvin. However, in the middle of the battle, Casey, who had sensed the battle while in Circhester, arrived and mistook Gordie's attacks as hostile, and used a combination attack to defeat his Stonjourner. Upon finding out the truth, Casey apologized to Gordie, who was nevertheless happy to have gotten to battle another endorsed Trainer.

While Henry, Casey, and Marvin were distracted, a group of Eiscue took Mr. Rime's Poké Ball and ice cane. Henry gave chase as Marvin took Gordie to Henry's tent to recover from the cold he had caught. Casey soon followed Henry, saying that he knew where the Eiscue were headed, as she had met her own Eiscue, Peta, there as well. Following the Eiscue, they found a stage of ice, which is where Casey had seen Mr. Rime perform when she had traveled to the area to catch an Eiscue. Seeing Mr. Rime being about to perform with the ice cane, Henry rushed in and snatched it, as he hadn't finished tempering it yet. While Henry's Pokémon kept the upset Mr. Rime busy, Casey reunited with Peta and Henry managed to get the cane to a good enough shape for Mr. Rime to perform with it. However, Henry realized the cane's rhythm and timing were still a bit off, so he had his Rotom Phone call Melony there. Upon arriving, Melony explained that Mr. Rime's cane had been damaged while she had one-sidedly battled and caught it, wanting the whole Galar to see its performances. However, this damage had left Mr. Rime mad at Melony, causing her to realize how she always assumes that what makes her happy makes others happy too. As Henry's work on the ice cane wasn't finished yet, Melony told him that he could look after Mr. Rime until his work was done, which he agreed to.

Trivia

  • The theme for this route, as well as Routes 6, 7, and 9, is a shortened version of the theme used in the northern parts of the Wild Area.

In other languages

Steamdrift Way

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 泉煙小路 / 泉烟小路 Quányān Xiǎolù
Mandarin 泉煙小路 Chyùhnyīn Síulouh
  French Sentier des Sources
  German Dampfschwaden-Pfad
  Italian Sentiero del Vapore
  Korean 모락모락 좁은 길 Morakmorak Jobeun Gil
  Spanish Senda Vaporosa



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