Spring Path

Spring Path 隠れ泉への道
Path to the Hidden Spring
Spring Path Pt.png
Map description
The fourth lake of Sinnoh that was kept secret.
Beneath the lake's surface is a cave where dimensions are distorted.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Route 214
Spring Path
Sendoff Spring
Sinnoh Route 0
Location of Spring Path in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world routes

The Spring Path (Japanese: への Path to the Hidden Spring) is a short path off the main area of Route 214 that leads into Sendoff Spring. In Hisui, it is mapped under the northwestern portion of the Cobalt Coastlands and covers a wider area. Turnback Cave is accessible from the Spring Path.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, this path only appears after the player has entered the Hall of Fame and obtained the National Pokédex. In Pokémon Platinum, the path appears after the player escapes the Distortion World to Sendoff Spring, allowing the player to exit to Route 214.

In Diamond, Pearl, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl, the background music is the same as in the Old Chateau. In Platinum, the background music is the same as in Route 214.

There are no wild Pokémon on this short path in Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl, but there are in Legends: Arceus.


Item Location Games
  Old Verse 5 Across the entrance to Turnback Cave, at the base of the mountain (hidden, requires Ursaluna)  LA 


Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Location of Spring Path in Hisui
Pokémon Levels Alpha
Time of day Weather
41-44 56-59
12-15 27-30
32-25 47-50
41-44 56-59
41-44 56-59
Fixed Alpha
In the air
41-44 56-59
41-44 56-59
41-44 56-59
Shaking trees
16-19 31-34
41-44 56-59
Shaking ore deposits
41-44 56-59
Space-time distortions
30-58 45-73
30-58 50-78
30-58 45-73
30-58 45-73
42-70 57-85
30-58 50-78
30-58 45-73
30-58 45-73
30-58 45-73
34-62 49-77
30-58 45-73
35-63 50-78
42-70 62-90
Unown Research Notes
Non-fixed alpha Pokémon do not spawn until the player quelled the frenzy of the subregion's noble.
Some of the Pokémon marked with (‡) may only spawn near the area's borders.
  1. After visiting Solaceon Ruins and the Unown Research Notes are added to the Pokédex, atop the southernmost tree outside the entrance to Turnback Cave


Diamond Pearl Platinum

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

The Spring Path in Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

The Spring Path debuted in Shorting Out Electivire, where Platinum, Maylene, and Candice had come here to train with Volkner after their defeat at the hands of Jupiter at Lake Acuity. At first, Volkner was unwilling to train with them, having only come in hopes of facing the opponent who had been strong enough to defeat two Gym Leaders together. However, Platinum managed to convince Volkner to stay, and started a battle with him, all the while describing Jupiter's tactics to Volkner and demonstrating them with her own Pokémon.

As the battle progressed, Volkner told Platinum that if she would be able to defeat all of his Pokémon, he'd reward her with a Beacon Badge, just like in an official Gym battle. Eventually Platinum managed to beat the Leader of the Sunyshore Gym, earning her her eighth and final Badge.

In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia VI, Volkner, who had ignored the call to join the other Gym Leaders to fight Team Galactic at the Spear Pillar and was instead hanging out at the Spring Path, noticed a black portal over the Sendoff Spring, and informed Flint about it.

Platinum arc

In The Final Dimensional Duel V, Volkner and Flint traveled through the Spring Path on their way to the Sendoff Spring, intending to go battle Giratina in the Distortion World.


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 隱泉之路 Yánchyùhn-jī Louh
Mandarin 隱泉之路 / 隐泉之路 Yǐnquán-zhī Lù *
通往隱泉之路 Tōngwǎng Yǐnquán-zhī Lù *
  French Chemin de la SourceBDSP
Chemin SourceDPPt
  German QuellenpfadBDSP
  Italian Sentiero Fonte
  Korean 숨겨진 샘의 길 Sumgyeojin Saem-ui Gil
  Spanish Vía Manantial
  Vietnamese Đường tới suối bí mật

Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal Terminal/Global Wonder Station
Ravaged PathFloaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauUnderground/Grand Underground
Wayward CaveMount CoronetAmity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsManiac TunnelLake Valor (Lakefront)
Great MarshPokémon MansionTrophy GardenFuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory Road
Pal Park/Ramanas ParkContest HallBattle ZoneBattle ParkBattle Tower/Battle FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint Temple
Spring PathSendoff SpringTurnback CaveFullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World
See also

Jubilife VillageDiamond SettlementPearl SettlementAncient Retreat
Obsidian Fieldlands
Aspiration HillFloaro GardensHorseshoe PlainsGrueling GroveWorn BridgeDeertrack PathDeertrack Heights
Windswept RunNature's PantryTidewater DamThe HeartwoodGrandtree ArenaOreburrow TunnelObsidian Falls
Ramanas IslandSandgem FlatsLake Verity
Crimson Mirelands
Golden LowlandsGapejaw BogHolm of TrialsUrsa's RingSludge MoundScarlet BogSolaceon RuinsCloudpool Ridge
Shrouded RuinsDiamond HeathBolderoll SlopeCottonsedge PrairieDroning MeadowLake ValorBrava Arena
Cobalt Coastlands
Crossing SlopeGinkgo LandingAipom HillBathers' LagoonHideaway BayDeadwood HauntTombolo Walk
Sand's ReachTranquility CoveCastaway ShoreTidal PassageWindbreak StandSpring PathTurnback CaveIslespy Shore
Veilstone CapeLunker's LairSeagrass HavenSeaside HollowFirespit IslandMolten ArenaLava Dome Sanctum
Coronet Highlands
Heavenward LookoutWayward CaveWayward WoodAncient QuarrySonorous PathLonely SpringClamberclaw Cliffs
Celestica RuinsCelestica TrailPrimeval GrottoSacred PlazaStonetooth RowsBolderoll RavineFabled Spring
Moonview ArenaCloudcap PassStone PortalTemple of SinnohHall of Origin
Alabaster Icelands
Whiteout ValleyCrevasse PassageBonechill WastesHibernal CaveIcebound FallsAvalanche Slopes
Ice Column ChamberArena's ApproachAvalugg's LegacyIcepeak CavernSnowfall Hot SpringSecret Hollow
Glacier TerraceHeart's CragLake AcuitySnowpoint TempleIcepeak Arena
See also
SinnohMount CoronetSpace-time distortion

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