Kalos Route 9

Kalos
Route 9
9番道路
Route 9
Kalos Route 9 XY.png
Map description
This rocky passage was created by retired Rhyhorn racers who forged a path where there was none.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Glittering Cave
 
Ambrette Town
Route 9


Location
Kalos Route 9
Location of Route 9 in Kalos.
Pokémon world routes
Route 8       Route 10

Route 9 (Japanese: 9番道路 Route 9) is a route in western Kalos, connecting Ambrette Town and Glittering Cave. The route is also known as Spikes Passage (Japanese: トゲトゲ山道 Spiky Mountain Path).

Route description

This is a path that was originally forged by retired Rhyhorn racers. As a result, much of the terrain is very rough and can only be traversed on Rhyhorn-back. Big boulders block various parts of the route, but they can be easily smashed apart by Rhyhorn. A female Pokémon Ranger is standing near the entrance to Glittering Cave, fully healing the player's Pokémon if talked to.

Items

Item Location Games
  X Defense In a small northward branch of walkable ground near the middle of the route  X  Y 
  Paralyze Heal In the walkable area southeast of the middle of the route, past the large breakable rock  X  Y 
  Fire Stone In the walkable area southeast of the middle of the route, at the end of the narrow path on the edge of the cliff  X  Y 
  Dusk Ball In the northeast corner of the route  X  Y 
  Super Repel On the rock northeast of the Pokémon Ranger by the entrance to Glittering Cave (hidden)  X  Y 

Natural objects

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
  Hippopotas
X Y
  Terrain
15-17 40%
  Sandile
X Y
  Terrain
15-17 40%
  Helioptile
X Y
  Terrain
15-17 20%
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
 
Sky Trainer Orion
マルセル Marcel
Reward:  2,100
  Ledian Lv.21
No item


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

X & Y chapter

Route 9 first appeared in PS572. Y ended up landing there after being hit by a broken-off helicopter propeller that was damaged during a battle with some Sky Trainer trainees. Y's fall was cushioned due to the Frubbles used by her Froakie, Croaky.

Knowing the layout of Route 9 due to her Rhyhorn racing training with her mother, Grace, Y made her way through the area, only to find Celosia having a conversation with Malva. Y spied on the two and found out about Team Flare's plan to steal the dormant tree form of Xerneas to power the ultimate weapon. As she continued to listen on the two Team Flare members, Celosia, sensing Y's presence, proceeded to attack her with her Honedge. Y was saved by Croaky, who evolved into Frogadier and used its Frubbles to alert a herd of Rhyhorn to create a distraction.

In PS573, X, Tierno, Trevor, and Shauna traveled to Route 9 to look for Y. By following a trail of Croaky's Frubbles, the group managed to find her at Route 8.

In PS577, one of the 15 Sky Trainers whom Team Flare had mind-controlled into attacking X's group was revealed to have been found on Route 9 before being brought to Laverre City to recover with the other 14.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 尖尖山道 Jīmjīm Sāandouh *
刺刺山道 Chichi Sāandouh *
Mandarin 尖尖山道 Jiānjiān Shāndào *
刺刺山道 Cìcì Shāndào *
  French Piste Piquante
  German Rihorn-Pass
  Italian Sentiero Punzoni
  Korean 뿔 산길 Ppul Sangil
  Spanish Paso de Rhyhorn



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.