Route 132 begins as a normal water route at its eastern extent, allowing Trainers to freely Surf along the path. Near a string of rocks, however, the current along Route 132 picks up, turning the route into a one-way, east to west only, path.
At the start of the current, the route separates into three paths. The lowest path leads to a large island that plays home to a Trainer. This path is also the route that Trainers destined for the Sealed Chamber on Route 134 must follow. The center pathway leads to a small, rock-filled island home to a Trainer and a Rare Candy. The northern-most route passes two Trainers before merging with the center path as it becomes Route 133.
In Pokémon Emerald, four Trainers were added to a desolate island west of the sandy island on the southern portion of the route.
All items on Route 132 can only be accessed with the use of Surf.