Unova Route 3

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Unova
Route 3
3番道路
Route 3
Unova Route 3 Spring B2W2.png
Map description
A long winding road with lots of ponds and tall grass.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Nacrene City and Wellspring Cave
Route 3
 
Striaton City
 
Location
Unova Route 3
Location of Route 3 in Unova.
Pokémon world routes
Route 2       Route 4

Route 3 (Japanese: 3番道路 Route 3) is a route in southeastern Unova, connecting Striaton City to Nacrene City, while also providing access to Wellspring Cave.

Route description

Access in Pokémon Black and White is blocked until the player defeats Team Plasma at the Dreamyard and receives the C-Gear from Fennel.

Route 3 starts off with a short simple path to the north after exiting Striaton City. Straight ahead is the Pokémon Day Care and a school where several Preschoolers can be fought in the playground. A Nursery Aide can heal the player's Pokémon inside the school building. A pair of Twins initially blocks the player's path further westwards unless they have at least two usable Pokémon in their party. The player can travel westwards to find two separate paths, one that leads west and another that leads south; a patch of tall grass is located at the top of the intersection. The player can continue down the west path to find Wellspring Cave and a large patch of grass, or to the south, which winds around the shore of a pond. The player can then cross the pond by a bridge to the west leading to Nacrene City, past a few patches of tall grass. In Black and White, this is the first area where dark grass is accessible.

When the player first locates the Pokémon Day Care in Black and White, only one Pokémon can be deposited. After meeting the Day-Care Man in Nimbasa City and helping him against some Team Plasma Grunts, he will return to the Day Care and two Pokémon can now be deposited in the Day Care, allowing for Pokémon breeding to occur. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, this is not necessary, as the Day Care will accept two Pokémon as soon as the player reaches it.

After obtaining HM03 (Surf), the player can travel across the pond to the other side. On the west side of the pond, the player can find two patches of tall grass and a Pokémon Breeder.

Items

Item Location Games
  Ultra Ball In the sandbox west of the daycare (hidden)  B  W 
  Super Potion In a grass patch in the west  B  W 
  Oran Berry Given by Pokémon Breeder Adelaide after defeating her  B  W 
  Repel In the grass, near Adelaide  B  W 
  Heal Ball ×3 Given after defeating the Team Plasma grunts in Wellspring Cave  B  W 
  Antidote In a grass patch on the way south  B  W 
  Great Ball Very south at the end of a short path  B  W 
  Awakening In a grass in the south  B  W 
  Full Heal North of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
  Rare Candy ×2
  • In the dark grass patch (hidden)
  • Northwest of the bridge (requires Surf) (hidden)
 B  W 
  Max Ether North-west of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
  Lum Berry Gift from Pokémon Breeder Galen (requires Surf)  B  W 
  HP Up North-west of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
  Quick Ball Near School Kid Marsha  B2  W2 
  Zinc South of the pond, near Fisherman Bruce  B2  W2 
  Big Nugget East of the pond, near School Kid Edgar  B2  W2 
  Ultra Ball ×2
  • West of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf) (hidden)
  • North of the T-intersection
 B2  W2 
  Calcium Northwest of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
  Full Restore North of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
  Nugget On the ledge near Lass Shannon (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Rare Candy ×2
  • In the sandbox west of the daycare (hidden)
  • Inside the school
 B2  W2 
  Dive Ball ×5 From the School Kid at the fork in the road after completing the Habitat List  B2  W2 

Hidden Grotto

Item Location Games
  Damp Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Growth Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Stable Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Gooey Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Super Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Max Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Poké Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Great Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Ultra Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Super Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Hyper Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Fire Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Leaf Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Water Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Thunderstone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  Dawn Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (pond) (reappears)  B2  W2 
  TinyMushroom Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Big Mushroom Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Rare Candy Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  PP Up Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  PP Max Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Red Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Green Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Yellow Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Blue Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Patrat
B W
  Grass
8 20%
  Lillipup
B W
  Grass
9 10%
  Purrloin
B W
  Grass
9 10%
  Pidove
B W
  Grass
8-11 40%
  Blitzle
B W
  Grass
8-11 20%
Dark grass
  Patrat
B W
  Dark grass
10 20%
  Lillipup
B W
  Dark grass
11 10%
  Purrloin
B W
  Dark grass
11 10%
  Pidove
B W
  Dark grass
10-13 40%
  Blitzle
B W
  Dark grass
10-13 20%
Rustling grass
  Audino
B W
  Rustling grass
8-11 100%
Surfing
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
  Surfing
5-15 100%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
  Surfing
5-15 100%
Surfing in rippling water
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
  Rippling water
5-15 100%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
  Rippling water
5-15 100%
Fishing
  Goldeen
B W
  Fishing
35-55 70%
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
  Fishing
35-55 30%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
  Fishing
35-55 30%
Fishing in rippling water
  Goldeen
B W
  Rippling water
35-60 60%
  Seaking
B W
  Rippling water
45-70 10%
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
  Rippling water
35-60 30%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
  Rippling water
35-60 30%
Swarm
  Volbeat
B W
  Grass
15-55 40%
  Illumise
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.


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Yanma
B2 W2
  Grass
56 10%
  Watchog
B2 W2
  Grass
55 20%
  Herdier
B2 W2
  Grass
57 10%
  Purrloin
B2 W2
  Grass
57 10%
  Tranquill
B2 W2
  Grass
55, 57 30%
  Zebstrika
B2 W2
  Grass
56, 58 20%
Dark grass
  Yanma
B2 W2
  Dark grass
64 10%
  Watchog
B2 W2
  Dark grass
63 20%
  Herdier
B2 W2
  Dark grass
65 10%
  Purrloin
B2 W2
  Dark grass
65 10%
  Tranquill
B2 W2
  Dark grass
63, 65 30%
  Zebstrika
B2 W2
  Dark grass
64, 66 20%
Rustling grass
  Stoutland
B2 W2
  Rustling grass
58, 59 5%
  Unfezant
B2 W2
  Rustling grass
58 5%
  Audino
B2 W2
  Rustling grass
55-58 85%
  Yanmega
B2 W2
  Rustling grass
58 5%
Surfing
  Corphish
B2 W2
  Surfing
45-60 30%
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
  Surfing
45-60 70%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
  Surfing
45-60 70%
Surfing in rippling water
  Corphish
B2 W2
  Rippling water
45-60 60%
  Crawdaunt
B2 W2
  Rippling water
50-60 10%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
  Rippling water
45-60 30%
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
  Rippling water
45-60 30%
Fishing
  Goldeen
B2 W2
  Fishing
40-70 70%
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
  Fishing
40-60 30%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
  Fishing
40-60 30%
Fishing in rippling water
  Goldeen
B2 W2
  Rippling water
40-60 60%
  Seaking
B2 W2
  Rippling water
50-70 10%
  Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
  Rippling water
40-60 30%
  Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
  Rippling water
40-60 30%
Swarm
  Volbeat
B2 W2
  Grass
40-55 40%
  Illumise
B2 W2
  Grass
40-55 40%
Hidden Grotto (dark grass)
  Manectric
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
  Pachirisu
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
  Zebstrika
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Hidden Grotto (northern part of the pond)
  Venonat
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
  Lombre
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
  Bibarel
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
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

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Pokémon
 
Nursery Aide Autumn
アキホ Akiho
Reward:  400
  Lillipup Lv.10
No item
  Munna Lv.10
No item
 
Preschooler Doyle
ウシオ Ushio
Reward:  40
  Panpour Lv.10
No item
 
Preschooler Wendy
マツリ Matsuri
Reward:  40
  Pansear Lv.10
No item
 
Preschooler Tully
ミノル Minoru
Reward:  40
  Pansage Lv.10
No item
 
Twins Kumi & Amy
クミとルミ Kumi and Rumi
Reward:  160
  Purrloin Lv.10
No item
  Purrloin Lv.10
No item
 
Pokémon Breeder Adelaide
トモミ Tomomi
Reward:  432
  Patrat Lv.9
No item
  Pidove Lv.9
No item
  Lillipup Lv.9
No item


  If the player chose Snivy:



  If the player chose Tepig:



  If the player chose Oshawott:




Trainer Pokémon
After defeating Team Plasma in Wellspring Cave
 
School Kid Al
アル Al
Reward:  260
  Blitzle Lv.13
No item
 
School Kid Marsha
サワコ Sawako
Reward:  260
  Woobat Lv.13
No item
 
School Kid Gina
ミズホ Mizuho
Reward:  240
  Patrat Lv.12
No item
  Purrloin Lv.12
No item
 
School Kid Edgar
シュウヘイ Shūhei
Reward:  240
  Pidove Lv.12
No item
  Roggenrola Lv.12
No item
Requires Surf
 
Pokémon Breeder Galen
ユウリ Yūri
Reward:  1536
  Simisage Lv.32
No item
  Simisear Lv.32
No item
  Simipour Lv.32
No item


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
 
School Kid Marsha
サワコ Sawako
Reward:  1220
Rotation Battle
  Skiploom Lv.61
No item
  Jumpluff Lv.61
No item
  Bellossom Lv.61
No item
 
Fisherman Mack
コウジロウ Kōjirō
Reward:  1856
Requires Surf
  Magikarp Lv.58
No item
  Magikarp Lv.58
No item
  Magikarp Lv.58
No item
  Magikarp Lv.58
No item
  Magikarp Lv.58
No item
  Magikarp Lv.58
No item
 
Fisherman Bruce
トモヒロ Tomohiro
Reward:  1952
  Slowpoke Lv.61
No item
  Goldeen Lv.61
No item
  Seaking Lv.61
No item
 
School Kid Edgar
シュウヘイ Shūhei
Reward:  1220
Triple Battle
  Natu Lv.61
No item
  Xatu Lv.61
No item
  Fearow Lv.61
No item
 
Backers May & Mal
マミとミホ Mami and Miho
Reward:  2976
  Emolga Lv.62
No item
  Pachirisu Lv.62
No item
 
Lass Shannon
チエ Chie
Reward:  992
  Vulpix Lv.62
No item
  Flareon Lv.62
No item
 
Nursery Aide Autumn
アキホ Akiho
Reward:  2440
  Jigglypuff Lv.61
No item
  Purugly Lv.61
No item
  Lickitung Lv.61
No item
 
Preschooler Eva
カナ Kana
Reward:  244
  Kirlia Lv.61
No item
  Pikachu Lv.61
No item
 
Preschooler Tyrone
リキヤ Rikiya
Reward:  244
  Beldum Lv.61
No item
  Deino Lv.61
No item
 
Preschooler Buster
マサヨシ Masayoshi
Reward:  244
  Riolu Lv.61
No item
  Ledian Lv.61
No item


Trainer Tips

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Tips
The Pokémon placed in the upper left of the Pokémon list is important! The Pokémon set there is the first out when a Pokémon battle starts!

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Tips
Tap the yellow button at the top of a PC box to switch to Group Move mode. It lets you move groups of Pokémon in your PC Boxes.

In the anime

 
Route 3 in the anime

Route 3 appeared from Snivy Plays Hard to Catch! to Minccino-Neat and Tidy!.

In Snivy Plays Hard to Catch!, Ash caught his Snivy on a grassy route, which features trees with vines and a bog with huge lily pads. The Wellspring Cave was also located nearby. In A Home for Dwebble!, there is a rocky terrain near a river where Cilan caught a Dwebble.

A small city is also located here, as seen in Saving Darmanitan From the Bell!. The town is famous for its historic clock tower which was initially slated for demolition after its bell stopped ringing. A spate of food thefts by two Darumaka was also plaguing the town. Though thanks to Ash and his friends, the bell's hook was repaired, so the clock tower was reinstated again. Also the resident Darmanitan reverted to Standard Mode, after it was using all its energy to support the broken bell, and assumed the role of the clock tower's guardian.

In A Rival Battle for Club Champ!, the group arrived in Luxuria Town, where Ash took on and lost to rival Trip in a five-on-five match at the local Battle Club.

A joint Pokémon Day Care and Kindergarten, operated by Karena and her granddaughter Daniela, was featured in Here Comes the Trubbish Squad!. The students had befriended a Trubbish, who brought its bad smell and the garbage from the local dump to the Day Care. Daniela was against Trubbish staying, but after it saved the children, she allowed it to stay. Karena also gifted Ash an Egg as thanks, which later hatched into a Scraggy.

Gallery

Wellspring Cave Clock Tower Luxuria Town Pokémon Day Care
       

Trivia

  • The in-game maps show Route 3 leaving Striaton City directly from the west. However, the actual entrance to the city is a north-south entrance.
  • The two westernmost columns of tall grass in the patch closest to Nacrene City are subject to a graphical glitch: Seven tall grass sprites in each column are squashed to fit into six spaces on the world's grid. The player still moves along this grid, thus disaligning them with the grass sprites in these rows.


Unova
               
               
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
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Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve


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