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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.

Contents

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. 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 Ultra Ball In the sandbox west of the daycare (hidden)  B  W 
Super Potion Super Potion In a grass patch in the west  B  W 
Oran Berry Oran Berry Given by Pokémon Breeder Adelaide after defeating her  B  W 
Repel Repel In the grass, near Adelaide  B  W 
Heal Ball Heal Ball ×3 Given after defeating the Team Plasma grunts in Wellspring Cave  B  W 
Antidote Antidote In a grass patch on the way south  B  W 
Great Ball Great Ball Very south at the end of a short path  B  W 
Awakening Awakening In a grass in the south  B  W 
Full Heal Full Heal North of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×2
  • In the southern patch of dark grass (hidden)
  • Northwest of the bridge (requires Surf) (hidden)
 B  W 
Max Ether Max Ether North-west of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
Lum Berry Lum Berry Gift from Pokémon Breeder Galen (requires Surf)  B  W 
HP Up HP Up North-west of the bridge (requires Surf)  B  W 
Quick Ball Quick Ball Near School Kid Marsha  B2  W2 
Zinc Zinc South of the pond, near Fisherman Bruce  B2  W2 
Big Nugget Big Nugget East of the pond, near School Kid Edgar  B2  W2 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball ×2
  • West of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf) (hidden)
  • North of the T-intersection
 B2  W2 
Calcium Calcium Northwest of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
Full Restore Full Restore North of Fisherman Mack (requires Surf)  B2  W2 
Nugget Nugget On the ledge near Lass Shannon (hidden)  B2  W2 
Rare Candy Rare Candy ×2
  • In the sandbox west of the daycare (hidden)
  • Inside the school
 B2  W2 
Dive Ball 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 Damp Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Growth Mulch Growth Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Stable Mulch Stable Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Gooey Mulch Gooey Mulch Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Repel Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Super Repel Super Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Max Repel Max Repel Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Poké Ball Poké Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Great Ball Great Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Potion Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Super Potion Super Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Fire Stone Fire Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Water Stone Water Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Thunder Stone Thunderstone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (dark grass) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Dawn Stone Dawn Stone Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (pond) (reappears)  B2  W2 
Tiny Mushroom TinyMushroom Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Rare Candy Rare Candy Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
PP Up PP Up Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
PP Max PP Max Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Red Shard Red Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Green Shard Green Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 
Blue Shard Blue Shard Sometimes in Hidden Grotto (both) (reappears) (hidden)  B2  W2 

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Patrat Patrat
B W
Grass Grass
8 20%
Lillipup Lillipup
B W
Grass Grass
9 10%
Purrloin Purrloin
B W
Grass Grass
9 10%
Pidove Pidove
B W
Grass Grass
8-11 40%
Blitzle Blitzle
B W
Grass Grass
8-11 20%
Dark grass
Patrat Patrat
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
10 20%
Lillipup Lillipup
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
11 10%
Purrloin Purrloin
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
11 10%
Pidove Pidove
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
10-13 40%
Blitzle Blitzle
B W
Dark grass Dark grass
10-13 20%
Rustling grass
Audino Audino
B W
Rustling grass Rustling grass
8-11 100%
Surfing
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Surfing Surfing
5-15 100%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Surfing Surfing
5-15 100%
Surfing in rippling water
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 100%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
5-15 100%
Fishing
Goldeen Goldeen
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 70%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 30%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 30%
Fishing in rippling water
Goldeen Goldeen
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 60%
Seaking Seaking
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
45-70 10%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 30%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 30%
Swarm
Volbeat Volbeat
B W
Grass Grass
15-55 40%
Illumise Illumise
B W
Grass 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 Yanma
B2 W2
Grass Grass
56 10%
Watchog Watchog
B2 W2
Grass Grass
55 20%
Herdier Herdier
B2 W2
Grass Grass
57 10%
Purrloin Purrloin
B2 W2
Grass Grass
57 10%
Tranquill Tranquill
B2 W2
Grass Grass
55, 57 30%
Zebstrika Zebstrika
B2 W2
Grass Grass
56, 58 20%
Dark grass
Yanma Yanma
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
64 10%
Watchog Watchog
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
63 20%
Herdier Herdier
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
65 10%
Purrloin Purrloin
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
65 10%
Tranquill Tranquill
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
63, 65 30%
Zebstrika Zebstrika
B2 W2
Dark grass Dark grass
64, 66 20%
Rustling grass
Stoutland Stoutland
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
58, 59 5%
Unfezant Unfezant
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
58 5%
Audino Audino
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
55-58 85%
Yanmega Yanmega
B2 W2
Rustling grass Rustling grass
58 5%
Surfing
Corphish Corphish
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
45-60 30%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
45-60 70%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Surfing Surfing
45-60 70%
Surfing in rippling water
Corphish Corphish
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
45-60 60%
Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
50-60 10%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
45-60 30%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
45-60 30%
Fishing
Goldeen Goldeen
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-70 70%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-60 30%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Super Rod Fishing
40-60 30%
Fishing in rippling water
Goldeen Goldeen
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 60%
Seaking Seaking
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
50-70 10%
Basculin Basculin
Blue-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 30%
Basculin Basculin
Red-Striped
B2 W2
Rippling water Rippling water
40-60 30%
Swarm
Volbeat Volbeat
B2 W2
Grass Grass
40-55 40%
Illumise Illumise
B2 W2
Grass Grass
40-55 40%
Hidden Grotto (dark grass)
Manectric Manectric
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
Pachirisu Pachirisu
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
Zebstrika Zebstrika
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Hidden Grotto (northern part of the pond)
Venonat Venonat
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
Lombre Lombre
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Bibarel Bibarel
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto 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
Nursery Aide Autumn
アキホ Akiho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png400
506 Lillipup Lv.10
No item
517 Munna Lv.10
No item
Preschooler Doyle
Preschooler Doyle
ウシオ Ushio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png40
515 Panpour Lv.10
No item
Preschooler Wendy
Preschooler Wendy
マツリ Matsuri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png40
513 Pansear Lv.10
No item
Preschooler Tully
Preschooler Tully
ミノル Minoru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png40
511 Pansage Lv.10
No item
Twins Kumi & Amy
Twins Kumi & Amy
クミとルミ Kumi and Rumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png160
509 Purrloin Lv.10
No item
509 Purrloin Lv.10
No item
Pokémon Breeder Adelaide
Pokémon Breeder Adelaide
トモミ Tomomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png432
504 Patrat Lv.9
No item
519 Pidove Lv.9
No item
506 Lillipup Lv.9
No item

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:




Trainer Pokémon
After defeating Team Plasma in Wellspring Cave
School Kid Al
School Kid Al
アル Al
Reward: PokémonDollar.png260
522 Blitzle Lv.13
No item
School Kid Marsha
School Kid Marsha
サワコ Sawako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png260
527 Woobat Lv.13
No item
School Kid Gina
School Kid Gina
ミズホ Mizuho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
504 Patrat Lv.12
No item
509 Purrloin Lv.12
No item
School Kid Edgar
School Kid Edgar
シュウヘイ Shūhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
519 Pidove Lv.12
No item
524 Roggenrola Lv.12
No item
Requires Surf
Pokémon Breeder Galen
Pokémon Breeder Galen
ユウリ Yūri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1536
512 Simisage Lv.32
No item
514 Simisear Lv.32
No item
516 Simipour Lv.32
No item

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Pokémon
School Kid Marsha
School Kid Marsha
サワコ Sawako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1220
Rotation Battle
188 Skiploom Lv.61
No item
189 Jumpluff Lv.61
No item
182 Bellossom Lv.61
No item
Fisherman Mack
Fisherman Mack
コウジロウ Kōjirō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1856
Requires Surf
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
129 Magikarp Lv.58
No item
Fisherman Bruce
Fisherman Bruce
トモヒロ Tomohiro
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1952
079 Slowpoke Lv.61
No item
118 Goldeen Lv.61
No item
119 Seaking Lv.61
No item
School Kid Edgar
School Kid Edgar
シュウヘイ Shūhei
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1220
Triple Battle
177 Natu Lv.61
No item
178 Xatu Lv.61
No item
022 Fearow Lv.61
No item
Backers May & Mal
Backers May & Mal
マミとミホ Mami and Miho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2976
587 Emolga Lv.62
No item
417 Pachirisu Lv.62
No item
Lass Shannon
Lass Shannon
チエ Chie
Reward: PokémonDollar.png992
037 Vulpix Lv.62
No item
136 Flareon Lv.62
No item
Nursery Aide Autumn
Nursery Aide Autumn
アキホ Akiho
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2440
039 Jigglypuff Lv.61
No item
432 Purugly Lv.61
No item
108 Lickitung Lv.61
No item
Preschooler Eva
Preschooler Eva
カナ Kana
Reward: PokémonDollar.png244
281 Kirlia Lv.61
No item
025 Pikachu Lv.61
No item
Preschooler Tyrone
Preschooler Tyrone
リキヤ Rikiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png244
374 Beldum Lv.61
No item
633 Deino Lv.61
No item
Preschooler Buster
Preschooler Buster
マサヨシ Masayoshi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png244
447 Riolu Lv.61
No item
166 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
Wellspring Cave anime.png Clock tower anime.png Luxuria Town Battle Club.png Day Care Unova.png

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
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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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