Kalos Route 18

Kalos
Route 18
18番道路
Route 18
Kalos Route 18 XY.png
Map description
This path is best known for its trolley, once used for the coal mine, and the curious Inverse Battle house.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Anistar City
 
Route 18
Terminus Cave
 
Couriway Town
 
Location
Kalos Route 18
Location of Route 18 in Kalos.
Pokémon world routes
Route 17       Route 19

Route 18 (Japanese: 18番道路 Route 18) is a route in eastern Kalos, connecting Anistar City and Couriway Town. The route is also known as Vallée Étroite Way (Japanese: エトロワ・バレ通り Étroite Vallée Way). It cannot be accessed until the player defeats Team Flare by beating Lysandre for the final time at its HQ in Geosenge Town.

Route description

This route is home to a horde of Durant, which sometimes damage the area with their tunneling to such a degree that it must be temporarily closed. Such a case happens when the player first arrives in Anistar City, and a pair of Workers is blocking the gate's southern exit until the damage done by the Iron Ant Pokémon has been fixed. Once the player has stopped Team Flare in Geosenge Town, the damage will have been repaired, and the Workers will let the player enter the route.

Route 18 is a lush, green route with a river flowing through it. The river can be crossed either by a bridge or Roller Skate rail near a Wacan Berry tree, which can be found growing in an area behind a cuttable tree. At the east section of the route lies the Terminus Cave, an abandoned coal mine which was closed down due to the rumors of a monster living in there. Remains of former mining cart rail tracks can still be found lying outside of the cave entrances.

Inverse House

Main article: Inver

Once per day, Psychic Inver may be battled in an Inverse Battle, where type matchups are reversed so that normally super effective moves are not very effective, and vice versa (with immunities becoming weaknesses). Inver has many preset Pokémon, but only chooses a random three during the battle. In addition, his Pokémon's Abilities may vary, even potentially having their Hidden Abilities. At first, Inver's Pokémon are at level 55, but after the player has entered the Hall of Fame, their levels grow to 65.

Items

Item Location Games
  Poké Ball In the bush behind the route sign south of the Anistar City Gate (hidden)  X  Y 
  Hyper Potion South of a ledge south of where the main road bends coming out of the Anistar City Gate  X  Y 
  Wacan Berry In front of the Berry tree north of the west end of the bridge (requires Cut) (regenerates after 7 days)  X  Y 
  PP Up Down the grind rail by the Wacan Berry tree (requires Cut)  X  Y 
  Ether On the wall at the end of the path on the left side of Inver's house (hidden)  X  Y 
  Max Ether In the southeast, at the end of the east branch of the elevated tracks  X  Y 
  X Defense In the northeast corner of the area at the base of the elevated tracks (requires Rock Smash)  X  Y 
  Super Potion At the base of the elevated tracks, on the middle rock in a vertical line of three (hidden)  X  Y 
  Honey In the northern patch of red flowers north of Couriway Town, in the empty northeastern corner (hidden, reappears occasionally)  X  Y 

Inver's rewards

For the rewards received by defeating Inver in an Inverse Battle, see Inver → Rewards.

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
  Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Max Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Soft Sand Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 
  Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  X  Y 

Natural objects

West of the river

Item Location Games
  Rawst Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a green Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Lum Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a green Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Aguav Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a green Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Rindo Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a green Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Kebia Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a green Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Tanga Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a green Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Babiri Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a green Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Chesto Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a purple Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Wiki Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a purple Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Payapa Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a purple Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Kasib Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a purple Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Colbur Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a purple Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Mental Herb Randomly found by using Petal Blizzard or Razor Leaf on grass during a battle  X  Y 
  Power Herb Randomly found by using Petal Blizzard or Razor Leaf on grass during a battle  X  Y 
  White Herb Randomly found by using Petal Blizzard or Razor Leaf on grass during a battle  X  Y 

East of the river

Item Location Games
  Aspear Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a yellow Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Sitrus Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a yellow Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Iapapa Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a yellow Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Wacan Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a yellow Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Shuca Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a yellow Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Charti Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a yellow Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Chilan Berry Randomly found by using Air Cutter, Blizzard, or Twister on a yellow Berry tree during a battle  X  Y 
  Fire Stone Randomly found by using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide on a spiky rock during a battle  X  Y 
  Thunder Stone Randomly found by using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide on a spiky rock during a battle  X  Y 
  Water Stone Randomly found by using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide on a spiky rock during a battle  X  Y 
  Leaf Stone Randomly found by using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide on a spiky rock during a battle  X  Y 
  Heat Rock Found by using Eruption, Heat Wave, or Lava Plume on a round rock during a battle  X  Y 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Sandslash
X Y
  Grass
46 10%
  Graveler
X Y
  Grass
45-46 15%
  Pupitar
X Y
  Grass
46 10%
  Lairon
X Y
  Grass
46 10%
  Torkoal
X Y
  Grass
44-45 20%
  Gurdurr
X Y
  Grass
44-46 30%
  Heatmor
X Y
  Grass
45-46 5%
  Durant
X Y
  Grass
44 10%
Red flowers
  Sandslash
X Y
  Red flowers
44-45 20%
  Graveler
X Y
  Red flowers
45-46 15%
  Pupitar
X Y
  Red flowers
44-46 30%
  Lairon
X Y
  Red flowers
44-46 30%
  Torkoal
X Y
  Red flowers
46 10%
  Gurdurr
X Y
  Red flowers
46 10%
  Heatmor
X Y
  Red flowers
45-46 5%
  Durant
X Y
  Red flowers
44 10%
Horde Encounter
  Geodude
X Y
  Horde Encounter
23 60%
  Heatmor
X Y
  Horde Encounter
23 5%
with Durant
  Heatmor
X Y
  Horde Encounter
24 5%
with Durant
  Durant
X Y
  Horde Encounter
23 35%
  Durant
X Y
  Horde Encounter
23 5%
with Heatmor
  Durant
X Y
  Horde Encounter
24 5%
with Heatmor
Rustling bush
  Durant
X Y
  Rustling bush
44-46 ~90%
  Heatmor
X Y
  Rustling bush
45 ~10%
Rock Smash
  Graveler
X Y
  Rock Smash
44-46 95%
  Shuckle
X Y
  Rock Smash
44, 46 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.


Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
 
Youngster Jayden
トモキ Tomoki
Reward:  1,152
  Scolipede Lv.48
No item
  Pinsir Lv.48
No item
 
Battle Girl Justine
リリコ Ririko
Reward:  2,496
  Mienshao Lv.52
No item
 
Hiker Orestes
マサテル Masateru
Reward:  2,800
  Stunfisk Lv.50
No item
 
Sky Trainer Jeremy
ショウタロウ Shōtarō
Reward:  5,000
  Ninjask Lv.46
No item
  Drifblim Lv.47
No item
  Flygon Lv.50
No item
 
Black Belt Yanis
タクマ Takuma
Reward:  2,400
Requires Rock Smash
  Sawk Lv.49
No item
  Pangoro Lv.50
No item
 
Lass Sara
サラ Sara
Reward:  1,152
  Granbull Lv.48
No item
  Dedenne Lv.48
No item


For the Pokémon used by Inver in his Inverse Battles, see here.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

X & Y chapter

Route 18 first appeared in PS568 in a flashback to when Korrina first found the Lucarionite that she would go on to use to Mega Evolve her Lucario.

In Pinsir Changes, Tierno and Shauna searched the route to find a Pinsirite for X's Rute and an Absolite for Y's Solsol.

Trivia

Name origin

Vallée Étroite means "narrow valley" in French.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 峽谷道路 Xiágǔ Dàolù
  French Chemin des Gorges
  German Vallée-Étroite-Weg
  Italian Via Valle Stretta
  Korean 에뜨르와발레도로 Étroite Vallée Doro
  Spanish Senda Valle Angosto



Kalos
               
Settlements
Vaniville TownAquacorde Town‎Santalune CityLumiose CityCamphrier TownCyllage City
Ambrette TownGeosenge TownShalour CityCoumarine CityLaverre CityDendemille TownAnistar City
Couriway TownSnowbelle CityPokémon LeagueKiloude City‎
Routes
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Landmarks
Santalune ForestChamber of EmptinessParfum PalaceBattle ChateauBerry fieldsConnecting CaveGlittering CaveReflection Cave
Tower of MasteryAzure BaySea Spirit's DenKalos Power PlantPoké Ball FactoryLost HotelFrost CavernLysandre Labs
Team Flare Secret HQTerminus CavePokémon VillageVictory RoadBattle MaisonFriend SafariUnknown Dungeon


  This article is part of Project Routes, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every route in the Pokémon world.