Galar Route 9

Galar
Route 9
9番道路
Route 9
Galar Route 9 SwSh.png
Map description
This area is not described by a map.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Circhester
 
Route 9 Tunnel
Route 9
Spikemuth
Location
Galar Route 9 Map.png
Location of Route 9 in Galar.
Pokémon world routes
Route 8       Route 10

Route 9 (Japanese: 9番道路 Route 9) is a route in northeast Galar that connects Circhester, Spikemuth, and the Route 9 Tunnel. The middle portion of the route is also known as Circhester Bay (Japanese: キルクスの入り江 Circus Bay), while the southern portion is also known as Outer Spikemuth (Japanese: スパイクタウンはずれ Spike Town Outskirts).

Route description

Route 9 starts out as a cold, snowy route. The same river that runs through Route 8 also appears here. Unlike on Route 8, however, here it is possible to traverse the river and access a secluded area where TM64 (Avalanche) and a wanderer Glalie can be found.

Circhester Bay is a large body of water largely covered in floating chunks of ice, creating a natural maze that must be traversed in order to reach the other side. Several pieces of land are also present here, where Trainers and a Pokémon Camp can be found. In the west, there's a secluded beach with a pair of Swimmers, and in the south, the bay is bordered by another sandy beach. Due to the area's watery nature, either an upgraded Rotom Bike or a Poké Job Pokémon is required to cross it.

Unlike the rest of the route, Outer Spikemuth is not covered in snow or ice, instead having lush fields of tall grass. Two entrances to Spikemuth are also found here, with the main gate being initially closed until the player has earned the Dark Badge. In the west, Outer Spikemuth provides access to the Route 9 Tunnel, which connects Route 9 to Route 7.

Items

Route 9 proper

Item Location Games
  TM64 (Avalanche) West just after entering Route 9, on an isolated rising inlet (requires an upgraded Rotom Bike)  Sw  Sh 
  Max Potion In the clearing in the field of grass just east of the route's signpost  Sw  Sh 

Circhester Bay

All items here require an upgraded Rotom Bike to be accessed, aside from the upgrade itself.

Item Location Games
  Rotom Bike Upgraded by a Doctor after driving off the Team Yell Grunts, after defeating Hop in Circhester  Sw  Sh 
  Zoom Lens On an isle situated immediately west just after entering Circhester Bay  Sw  Sh 
  Max Revive On an isle situated west after entering Circhester Bay  Sw  Sh 
  Pearl ×2
  • West in an inlet, north of the Max Revive (hidden)
  • On the shore between the fishing spots just east of the Swimmer before entering Outer Spikemuth (hidden)
 Sw  Sh 
  Big Pearl ×3
  • East in an inlet, north of the Max Revive (hidden)
  • In the canal, north of the Pearl String (hidden)
  • West of the Swimmer on the shore just before entering Outer Spikemuth (hidden)
 Sw  Sh 
  Black Belt West on the little island with the Black Belt (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Dive Ball ×3 West on a secret beach, near two Swimmers  Sw  Sh 
  TM45 (Dive) A gift from a Swimmer for visiting her secret beach  Sw  Sh 
  Rare Candy At the end of a path west of the Pokémon Camp (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Never-Melt Ice In the clearing in the field of grass west of the Fisher (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Ice Stone On the west side of the canal, northeast of the Fisher (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Pearl String On the east side of the canal, northeast of the Fisher (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Protector On a secluded shore directly east of the Trainer Tips signpost, next to the Circhester Bay signpost  Sw  Sh 
  PP Up In the water by the private beach with the Berry tree (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Normal Gem On a private beach just north of the Outer Spikemuth shore east of the Swimmer (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  TM22 (Rock Slide) On a secluded shore directly northwest of the Outer Spikemuth shore  Sw  Sh 
  Max Elixir Between three rocks just before entering Outer Spikemuth (hidden)  Sw  Sh 


Outer Spikemuth

Item Location Games
  Scope Lens To the west in the clearing in the field of grass just at the end of the slope  Sw  Sh 
  Dire Hit ×3 Up the slope to the east near the shipping crates (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Guard Spec ×3 In the clearing in the field of grass by the four pallets, south of the front Spikemuth entrance (hidden)  Sw  Sh 

Berry trees

Shaking a Berry tree can yield Berries, but a Pokémon may be shaken loose instead and steal some of the Berries after a battle.

Circhester Bay
Item Location Games
  Wiki Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Aguav Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Iapapa Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Petaya Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Apicot Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
Outer Spikemuth
Item Location Games
  Lum Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Roseli Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Chople Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Tanga Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 
  Salac Berry Can fall from the Berry tree  Sw  Sh 

Pokémon

Route 9 proper

Random encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 38-42 25%
Sw Sh 38-42 30%
Sw Sh 38-42 40%
Sw Sh 38-42 5%
Fishing
Sw Sh 38-42 60%
Sw Sh 38-42 30%
Sw Sh 38-42 10%
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 41-44 40%
Sw Sh 41-44 15%
Sw Sh 41-44 5%
Sw Sh 41-44 35%
Sw Sh 41-44 35%
Sw Sh 41-44 5%
Sw Sh 41-44 5%
Surfing
Sw Sh 39-43 30%
Sw Sh 39-43 40%
Sw Sh 39-43 25%
Sw Sh 39-43 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

  • Glalie is located at the end of the stream west of the bridge by Circhester. It does not respawn.
Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wanderer
55 One
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.


Circhester Bay

Random encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 39-43 30%
Sw Sh 39-43 25%
Sw Sh 39-43 40%
Sw Sh 39-43 5%
Berry trees
Sw Sh 39-43 100%
Fishing
Sw Sh 39-43 1%
Sw Sh 39-43 10%
Sw Sh 39-43 34%
Sw Sh 39-43 5%
Sw Sh 39-43 50%
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 24%
Sw Sh 39-43 10%
Sw Sh 39-43 20%
Sw Sh 39-43 15%
Sw Sh 39-43 20%
Sw Sh 39-43 20%
Sw Sh 39-43 5%
Sw Sh 39-43 1%
Sw Sh 39-43 30%
Surfing
Sw Sh 39-43 15%
Sw Sh 39-43 10%
Sw Sh 39-43 40%
Sw Sh 39-43 35%
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

  • There are several Grapploct in the water. They respawn when going too far into Route 9 proper or Outer Spikemuth (around past the signposts) or using the Flying Taxi. Their locations are:
    • Waiting directly east of the northern entrance to Circhester Bay
    • Moving in a circle around a group of icebergs northwest of the Pokémon Camp
    • Moving back and forth in a canal southwest of the Pokémon Camp
    • Moving in a circle around an iceberg between the Trainer Tips signpost and Circhester Bay signpost
    • Moving in a circle around a rock west of the Berry Tree
Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
Wanderer
50 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.


Outer Spikemuth

Random encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 40-44 25%
Sw Sh 40-44 30%
Sw Sh 40-44 40%
Sw Sh 40-44 5%
Berry trees
Sw Sh 40-44 100%
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 40-44 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Sw Sh 40-44 40%
Sw Sh 40-44 24%
Sw Sh 40-44 5%
Sw Sh 40-44 1%
Sw Sh 40-44 30%
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 9 proper

Trainer Pokémon
 
Fisher Harriet
ミサキ Misaki
Reward:  2,496
  Barraskewda Lv.39
No item
  Lanturn Lv.39
No item
 
Dancer Zoe
リオ Rio
Reward:  2,496
  Darumaka
Galarian Form
Lv.39
No item
  Bellossom Lv.39
No item


Circhester Bay

Trainer Pokémon
After defeating Hop at Circhester
 
Team Yell Grunt
Reward:  3,200
  Linoone
Galarian Form
Lv.39
No item
  Pangoro Lv.40
No item
After upgrading the Rotom Bike
 
Black Belt Carter
ケンジ Kenji
Reward:  2,624
  Grapploct Lv.41
No item
 
Black Belt Reece
タクマ Takuma
Reward:  2,624
  Sawk Lv.41
No item
  Throh Lv.41
No item
 
Fisher Marina
ミナト Minato
Reward:  2,560
  Qwilfish Lv.39
No item
  Pyukumuku Lv.40
No item
 
Swimmer Jacob
ユウヤ Yūya
Reward:  2,496
  Cloyster Lv.39
No item
 
Swimmer Logan
カツノリ Kataunori
Reward:  2,560
  Wishiwashi Lv.40
No item
  Wailord Lv.40
No item
 
Swimmer Scarlett
ヤスコ Yasuko
Reward:  2,560
  Remoraid Lv.39
No item
  Octillery Lv.40
No item
  Mantine Lv.40
No item
 
Swimmer Layla
マリエ Marie
Reward:  2,496
  Toxapex Lv.39
No item


Outer Spikemuth

Trainer Pokémon
 
Music Crew Owen and Andrea
リョウマ と ヒビキ Ryōma and Hibiki
Reward:  5,248
  Toxtricity Lv.41
No item
  Maractus Lv.41
No item




In the manga

 
Route 9 in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

In Pokémon Adventures, there's a highway running across Circhester Bay, allowing it to be crossed by driving.

Sword & Shield chapter

Route 9 first appeared in PASS21, where Henry and Casey traveled through it on their way to Spikemuth. Using his newly upgraded Rotom Bike, Henry chose to cross Circhester Bay by traveling across the water so he could battle the wild Pokémon there for training, while Casey, Marvin, and Professor Magnolia used the highway to get to the other side. After training for a while with his recently obtained Mr. Rime, Henry made it to the other side and was reunited with the others at Outer Spikemuth.

While Henry was traversing through the route, Casey suddenly regained her memories of how exactly she had lost her Pokémon a year earlier. When Henry reunited with the others, Casey told him that her Pokémon had been stolen by two people who referred to themselves as celebrities. In PASS22, their van was attacked by a Golisopod and a Bronzong sent by these very people, demanding them to hand over the information that Sonia had sent to the group regarding them.

Meanwhile, Raihan met up with Piers at Outer Spikemuth, discussing things related to Chairman Rose and the condition of Spikemuth, until commotion coming from the other side of the Route 9 Tunnel caught their attention. It turned out that Sonia had been attacked en route to meet Henry and Casey. While Leon took her to Hammerlocke, Piers took the camera she had held and took it to Route 9. He handed it over to the Pokémon attacking Henry and Casey, initially enraging Casey, but she calmed down when Piers revealed that he had removed the camera's memory card before handing it over. However, it turned out that the same attack that had hit Sonia had also corrupted the data on the card, making the one video stored on it almost completely unintelligible.

Trivia

In other languages

Circhester Bay

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 戰競灣 / 战竞湾 Zhànjìng Wān
Mandarin 戰競灣 Jingeih Wāan
  French Baie de Ludester
  German Circhester-Bucht
  Italian Baia di Circhester
  Korean 키르쿠스만 Circus Man
  Spanish Bahía de Auriga

Outer Spikemuth

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 尖釘鎮郊外 / 尖钉镇郊外 Jiāndīng Zhèn Jiāowài
Mandarin 尖釘鎮郊外 Jīmdēng Jan Gāaungoih
  French Abords de Smashings
  German Spikeford-Ortsrand
  Italian Perif. di Spikeville
  Korean 스파이크마을 변두리 Spike Maeul Byeonduri
  Spanish Afueras de Crampón


Galar


Settlements
PostwickWedgehurstMotostokeTurffieldHulburyHammerlocke
Stow-on-SideBallonleaCirchesterSpikemuthWyndon
Routes
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Landmarks
Slumbering WealdGalar MineGalar Mine No. 2Motostoke Outskirts
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Wild Area
Meetup SpotRolling FieldsDappled GroveWatchtower RuinsEast Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell
Axew's EyeSouth Lake MilochGiant's SeatNorth Lake MilochMotostoke RiverbankBridge Field
Stony WildernessDusty BowlGiant's MirrorHammerlocke HillsGiant's CapLake of Outrage
Isle of Armor
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Challenge RoadTower of DarknessCourageous CavernLoop LagoonTraining LowlandsWarm-Up Tunnel
Potbottom DesertWorkout SeaStepping-Stone SeaInsular SeaHoneycalm SeaHoneycalm Island
Crown Tundra
Slippery SlopeMax LairFreezingtonFrostpoint FieldGiant's BedRock Peak RuinsIron RuinsOld Cemetery
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Frigid SeaThree-Point PassSplit-Decision RuinsBallimere LakeLakeside CaveDyna Tree Hill


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