Unova Route 10

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Unova
Route 10
10番道路
Route 10
Unova Route 10 Summer BW.png
Map description
A road leading to the Badge Check Gates, chock full of showoffs.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Victory Road
 
Route 10
 
Opelucid City
 
Location
Unova Route 10
Location of Route 10 in Unova.
Pokémon world routes
Route 9       Route 11

Route 10 (Japanese: 10番道路 Route 10) is a route in northern Unova, connecting Opelucid City to Victory Road. Here, the player battles Cheren once more. It is the final route before Victory Road and contains the Badge Check Gates. Each area between the gates represents the type that the Gym used.

In the two years before Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a landslide occurred on the old Victory Road. As a precaution, the entrance to this route from Opelucid City was sealed off, effectively removing this route from the game. As a result, a new path to a new Victory Road exists, where the Badge Check Gates have been relocated.

Route description

Route 10 leads briefly north before turning east. There is a sign and tall grass north of this bend. The path continues eastwards up some stairs and then along a bridge. Due the height of this bridge above the water, players may not Surf from it. As the player crosses the bridge, Cheren will approach the player from the west and challenge them to a battle.

After crossing the bridge, there is a narrow patch of dark grass alongside a cliff. It leads north, then west before widening slightly and heading north, then west again. A bridge south of the dark grass which also cannot be surfed from leads to a male Veteran who will give the player a Dusk Stone. By heading east past the Veteran and south over a ledge, the player returns to the main path.

The route continues east past the bridge where the player fought Cheren between a cliff to the north and tall grass in the south before arriving at the Badge Check Gates. These lead to Victory Road and ultimately the Pokémon League. Each area between the gates represents the type of the Gym each Badge for that specific Badge Check Gate was obtained from.

Places of interest

Badge Check Gates

The Badge Check Gates are located in the northeast of this route. These gates lead to Victory Road. Each gate has something to do with the type specialized in by that Badge's Gym, which can be accessed after obtaining the corresponding Badge.

Different tracks are added to the background theme one by one as the player progresses through the Badge Check Gates, resulting in the complete Victory Road theme once the player arrives there.

Desolate Gate

 
Desolate Gate

This Gate has nothing in it except a Veteran to check for the Trio Badge.

It starts the music with a wind track.

Quotes
"Halt! Unqualified ones shall not pass!"
"The key to open this closed gate is the Trio Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Trio Badge! Challenge all that you face!"

Trio Badge Gate

 
Trio Badge Gate

The Trio Badge Gate is composed of features that represent the three types used by Cilan, Chili, and Cress. Respectively, they are: shrubs, small trees, flowers, and grass; two burning torches on the north side of the stream; a small stream which cannot be surfed on or fished in flowing through the center of the area, with a bridge crossing it. There are also two restaurant tables on the south side of the river.

It adds a drum track to the background music.

At the end of the area, a Veteran checks for the Basic Badge.

Quotes
"Halt! The key to open this gate is the Basic Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Basic Badge! Show the knowledge you've obtained!"

Basic Badge Gate

 
Basic Badge Gate

The Basic Badge Gate is a garden with hedges and tall grass: both normal tall grass and dark grass. This is the only gate where wild Pokémon can be encountered; these Pokémon are the same as those found in the rest of Route 10. There are three poles connected via red velvet rope, similar to what is seen in museums. There are pieces of what appear to be ancient stone ruins.

It adds a timpani track to the background music.

At the end of the area, a Veteran checks for the Insect Badge.

Quotes
"Halt! The key to open this gate is the Insect Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Insect Badge! Fight valiantly like an insect!"

Insect Badge Gate

 
Insect Badge Gate

The Insect Badge Gate holds a large metal bug sculpture in the center of the area. A path goes over the bug, leading to the other end of the gate.

It adds a tuba track to the background music.

At the end of the area, a Veteran checks for the Bolt Badge.

Quotes
"Halt! The key to open this gate is the Bolt Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Bolt Badge! Unfurl a shocking battle!"

Bolt Badge Gate

 
Bolt Badge Gate

The Bolt Badge Gate has a metal bridge with three glass tubes containing blue electricity on each side, connected underneath the bridge with electric blue wiring. This is the only gate with an NPC besides the gate guard; an NPC with the sprite of an Ace Trainer stands here.

It adds a low string track to the background music.

At the end of the area, a Veteran checks for the Quake Badge.

Quotes
"Halt! The key to open this gate is the Quake Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Quake Badge! Make your foes' hearts tremble!"

Quake Badge Gate

 
Quake Badge Gate

The Quake Badge Gate's path is surrounded by gem-encrusted walls of earth, making the path vary from wide to narrow.

It adds a high string and pizzicato tunes to the background music.

At the end of the area, a Veteran checks for the Jet Badge.

Quotes
"Halt! The key to open this gate is the Jet Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Jet Badge! Blast ahead with tremendous force!"

Jet Badge Gate

 
Jet Badge Gate

The Jet Badge Gate has a large seemingly bottomless crevasse with a strong, constant gust coming out of it, blowing leaves out with it. The player can cross the crevasse by simply walking across, floating due to the gust. The player cannot run while being lifted.

It adds a horn track to the background music.

At the end of the area, a Veteran checks for the Freeze Badge.

Quotes
"Halt! The key to open this gate is the Freeze Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Freeze Badge! Show the sharp edge of an icicle!"

Freeze Badge Gate

 
Freeze Badge Gate

The Freeze Badge Gate has a mass of slippery ice, with icy pillars used as a part of a sliding puzzle. This is the only gate which involves a puzzle.

It adds a bell to the background music.

At the end of the area, a Veteran checks for the Legend Badge.

Quotes
"Halt! The key to open this gate is the Legend Badge!"
"Oh, holder of the Legend Badge! Pass through Victory Road, which lies beyond here, and head for the Pokémon League!"
"Prove that you, too, can be a legend!"

Legend Badge Gate

 
Legend Badge Gate

The Legend Badge Gate features two stone dragon heads, each with a single clawed hand, protruding from the cliff face.

It adds a trombone to the background music.

Items

Item Location Games
  Full Heal In the tall grass near the Opelucid City entrance, the item on the far right  B  W 
  Max Potion On the tall cliff north of the Opelucid City entrance (hidden)  B  W 
  Max Revive ×2 From Bianca after defeating Cheren  B  W 
  Hyper Potion In the dark tall grass, northeast of the northern bridge  B  W 
  Dawn Stone In the dark tall grass, northeast of the northern bridge  B  W 
  Dusk Stone From the male Veteran southwest of the northern bridge  B  W 
  TM05 (Roar) On the ledge in the middle of the route  B  W 
  Full Restore Below the ledge southwest of the Badge Check Gates  B  W 

Fake items

Item Location Games
  Foongus ×2 In the tall grass near the Opelucid City entrance, the items on the left and middle  B  W 
  Amoonguss ×2
  • In the dark tall grass, north of the southern bridge
  • In the dark tall grass, northwest of the southern bridge
 B  W 

Pokémon

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
  Herdier
B W
  Grass
33-34 30%
  Throh
B W
  Grass
33, 36 10%
  Sawk
B W
  Grass
33, 36 10%
  Foongus
B W
  Grass
34-35 10%
  Bouffalant
B W
  Grass
34-35 20%
  Rufflet
B W
  Grass
34, 36 30%
  Vullaby
B W
  Grass
34, 36 30%
Dark grass
  Herdier
B W
  Dark grass
38-39 30%
  Throh
B W
  Dark grass
38, 41 10%
  Sawk
B W
  Dark grass
38, 41 10%
  Amoonguss
B W
  Dark grass
39-40 10%
  Bouffalant
B W
  Dark grass
39-40 20%
  Rufflet
B W
  Dark grass
39, 41 30%
  Vullaby
B W
  Dark grass
39, 41 30%
Rustling grass
  Stoutland
B W
  Rustling grass
36 5%
  Audino
B W
  Rustling grass
33-36 80%
  Throh
B W
  Rustling grass
36 5%
  Sawk
B W
  Rustling grass
36 5%
  Emolga
B W
  Rustling grass
34 10%
Swarm
  Tyrogue
B W
  Grass
15-55 40%
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.


Special encounters

Two Foongus and Amoonguss appear here as fake items. They each have a 50% chance of holding a TinyMushroom, a 25% chance of holding a BigMushroom, and a 1% chance of holding a BalmMushroom.

Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
  None  
Foongus/ Lv.30
Ingrain
Grass Status
Faint Attack
Dark Physical
Sweet Scent
Normal Status
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Type:
Grass Unknown
Ability:
Effect Spore
Held item:
  None  
Amoonguss/ Lv.40
Sweet Scent
Normal Status
Giga Drain
Grass Special
Toxic
Poison Status
Synthesis
Grass Status

Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
 
Battle Girl Amy
エイミ Eimi
Reward:  1248
  Scrafty Lv.39
No item
  Mienfoo Lv.39
No item
 
Ace Trainer Johan
ヨハン Johan
Reward:  2340
  Fraxure Lv.39
No item
  Eelektrik Lv.39
No item
  Accelgor Lv.39
No item
 
Veteran Karla
キヨミ Kiyomi
Reward:  3200
  Maractus Lv.39
No item
  Alomomola Lv.39
No item
  Cryogonal Lv.40
No item
 
Black Belt Corey
ツヨシ Tsuyoshi
Reward:  1280
  Sawk Lv.40
No item
 
Hiker Bret
カツヒコ Katsuhiko
Reward:  1216
  Gurdurr Lv.38
No item
  Boldore Lv.38
No item
 
Ace Trainer Cheyenne
アサミ Asami
Reward:  2400
  Sawsbuck
Spring Form
Lv.40
No item
  Jellicent
Female
Lv.40
No item
 
Veteran Chester
チェスター Chester
Reward:  3200
  Beartic Lv.39
No item
  Seismitoad Lv.39
No item
  Escavalier Lv.40
No item


  If the player chose Snivy:



  If the player chose Tepig:



  If the player chose Oshawott:



In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
The Badge Check Gates in Pokémon Adventures

Black & White arc

Route 10 first appeared in Dream a Little Dream, where the Trainers who had earned eight Badges went through the Badge Check Gates a day before the first part of the Pokémon League tournament would begin at Victory Road. Black, who had failed to earn his eighth Badge yet, and was also depressed about his Munna leaving him, was ready to give up, but seeing his team, which shared his passionate dream of beating the Champion, he regained his passion and sought out Drayden at the Badge Check Gates. Since the deadline for earning eight Badges would technically only close when the League tournament itself began, Black demanded to battle Drayden for his Badge, which he accepted.

In Hallway Hijinks, Black and Drayden had their battle in a corridor reserved for the event staff. Due to Drayden's Druddigon being used to moving around in narrow caves, it had the advantage over Black's Braviary in the similarly narrow corridor. When Braviary was on the brink of defeat, Black once again considered giving up. Unexpectedly, Elite Four member Caitlin suddenly burst in and had her Gothitelle mentally connect Black with the Gym Leaders that had been captured by Team Plasma. Thanks to their words of encouragement, Black regained his motivation and had Braviary use Air Slash on a door leading outside, blasting it open and letting in a gust of cold air that weakened Druddigon enough for Braviary to defeat it. As agreed, Drayden rewarded Black of his victory with the Legend Badge, allowing him to compete in the Pokémon League tournament.

In Something Suspicious, Marlon revealed to White that the Hood Man wasn't carrying the scent of the river flowing through the Trio Badge Gate, confirming that he had sneaked into the competition without the required eight Badges.

Trivia

  • Route 10 is the only place where one of the two rivers of Unova is crossed and is not labeled as a bridge.
  • Although Route 10 no longer exists in Black 2 and White 2's story:
    • If the player uses a cheating device to access this route by passing through the construction site, it only leads to a bunch of trees, and the background music for Route 6 plays.
    • Its location exists as leftover data in Black 2/White 2's files, as both games run on the same engine as their predecessors for compatibility reasons. Because of this, both games can be reverse-engineered to effectively restore Route 10 (as shown in these two examples), although data limitations prevent a perfect restoration, as most of Route's 10 original data was removed during Black 2/White 2's development.
  • Route 10's background music was remixed for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It can be heard in Wii U version on the Kalos Pokémon League. The remix returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and can play on any stage from the Pokémon series.
  • Unlike the Pokémon League in Generation IV, the Badge Check Gates on this route will check every Badge the player has obtained.
    • If the player attempts to access the gates via cheating without obtaining any Badges, the guard will not let them through the gates for the Badges they've not obtained yet, despite that the route can legitimately be accessed with only seven Badges. Thus, it is possible to have a guard refuse the player's entry at a gate before the Legend Badge Gate.


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