Unova Route 5

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Unova
Route 5
5番道路
Route 5
Unova Route 5 Spring B2W2.png
Map description
A busy road where performers gather.
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
Driftveil Drawbridge
Route 5
Nimbasa City
Location
Unova Route 5
Location of Route 5 in Unova.
Pokémon world routes
Route 4       Route 6

Route 5 (Japanese: 5番道路 Route 5) is a route in central Unova, connecting Nimbasa City to the Driftveil Drawbridge.

Route 5 in the winter in Black and White

Route description

Route 5 is a short forested path, dominated by a paved road that connects Nimbasa City with the Driftveil Drawbridge. There is a trailer parked on the road, which is owned by the hungry maid. The entire northern strip of the route is a narrow, grassy path where players can encounter wild Pokémon.

Upon the initial visit in Black and White, the player will meet the Champion, Alder, for the first time. He will request that the player and Cheren battle two Preschoolers.

Once the player has entered the Hall of Fame, Cheren can be found facing the fence at the bottom of the route. He talks about strength and his journey, and then goes to Victory Road, where he can be fought for the final time.

In Black 2 and White 2, a Hidden Grotto is located in the alcove northeast of the trailer. Bianca will guide the player to it the first time Route 5 is visited.

The Pokémon Breeder near the Hidden Grotto will sell 5 random Berries that raise the friendship of the Pokémon they are used on, but lower the base EVs of that Pokémon in one of their stats. She will sell the five Berries for a total of  200. The player can only buy 5 Berries once per day. As it is based on the random number generator, Berries can be manipulated by soft resetting the game, but only if the player does not talk to her. When the game is restarted, she will sell different Berries.

Driftveil Drawbridge is inaccessible until after the player battles the two PreschoolersBW or CharlesB2W2, both of which can only be battled after Elesa has been defeated.

Gourmet maniac

Main article: Item maniac

A Maid found in the sole trailer on this route, will sniff out any gourmet cooking ingredients in the player's bag and offer to buy them for a price higher than usual.

Items

Item Location Games
  Great Ball East of Backpacker Lois  B  W 
  Zinc In dark grass north of the Driftveil Drawbridge  B  W 
  Revive Southwest of Backpacker Michael  B  W 
  Electric Guitar Gift from Musician Preston after defeating him  B  W  B2  W2 
  Hyper Potion Southern side of the fence by the Driftveil Drawbridge  B  W  B2  W2 
  HM02 (Fly) Gift from Bianca upon first entering the route  B2  W2 
  Super Repel Near patch of dark grass  B2  W2 
  Hyper Potion On road, near Dancer Brian (hidden)  B2  W2 
  Cheri Berry Gift from Pokémon Ranger Lois after defeating her  B2  W2 
  Pomeg Berry ×5 Buyable from Pokémon Breeder (once per day)  B2  W2 
  Kelpsy Berry ×5 Buyable from Pokémon Breeder (once per day)  B2  W2 
  Qualot Berry ×5 Buyable from Pokémon Breeder (once per day)  B2  W2 
  Hondew Berry ×5 Buyable from Pokémon Breeder (once per day)  B2  W2 
  Grepa Berry ×5 Buyable from Pokémon Breeder (once per day)  B2  W2 

Hidden Grotto

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

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Liepard
B W
  Grass
20, 22 20%
  Trubbish
B W
  Grass
19, 21 20%
  Minccino
B W
  Grass
19-22 30%
  Gothita
B W
  Grass
19-22 30%
  Solosis
B W
  Grass
19-22 30%
Dark grass
  Liepard
B W
  Dark grass
23, 25 20%
  Trubbish
B W
  Dark grass
22, 24 20%
  Minccino
B W
  Dark grass
22-25 30%
  Gothita
B W
  Dark grass
22-25 30%
  Solosis
B W
  Dark grass
22-25 30%
Rustling grass
  Audino
B W
  Rustling grass
19-22 85%
  Cinccino
B W
  Rustling grass
22 5%
  Emolga
B W
  Rustling grass
20 10%
Swarm
  Smeargle
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  
  Liepard
B2 W2
  Grass
22, 24 20%
  Trubbish
B2 W2
  Grass
21, 23 20%
  Trubbish
B2 W2
  Grass
21-24 20%
  Minccino
B2 W2
  Grass
21-24 30%
  Minccino
B2 W2
  Grass
21, 23 30%
  Gothita
B2 W2
  Grass
21-24 30%
  Solosis
B2 W2
  Grass
21-24 30%
Dark grass
  Liepard
B2 W2
  Dark grass
24, 26 20%
  Trubbish
B2 W2
  Dark grass
23, 25 20%
  Trubbish
B2 W2
  Dark grass
23-26 20%
  Minccino
B2 W2
  Dark grass
23-26 30%
  Minccino
B2 W2
  Dark grass
23, 25 30%
  Gothita
B2 W2
  Dark grass
23-26 30%
  Solosis
B2 W2
  Dark grass
23-26 30%
Rustling grass
  Audino
B2 W2
  Rustling grass
21-24 85%
  Cinccino
B2 W2
  Rustling grass
24 5%
  Emolga
B2 W2
  Rustling grass
22 10%
Swarm
  Natu
B2 W2
  Grass
40-55 40%
Hidden Grotto
  Liepard
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
20-25 4%
  Minccino
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
20-25 1%
  Foongus
B2 W2
  Hidden Grotto
20-25 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

In addition to battling the player, Cheren will also join them in the Multi Battle against Preschoolers Sarah and Billy, using the same team.

  If the player chose Snivy:



  If the player chose Tepig:



  If the player chose Oshawott:




Trainer Pokémon
 
Preschooler Sarah
ユウミ Yūmi
Reward:  104
Double Battle with Billy
  Herdier Lv.26
  Sitrus Berry
 
Preschooler Billy
トモヤ Tomoya
Reward:  104
Double Battle with Sarah
  Herdier Lv.26
  Sitrus Berry
 
Baker Jenn
マリカ Marika
Reward:  840
  Pansear Lv.21
No item
  Panpour Lv.21
No item
  Pansage Lv.21
No item
 
Harlequin Paul
ポール Paul
Reward:  704
  Whirlipede Lv.22
No item
  Whirlipede Lv.22
No item
 
Musician Preston
ジョージ George
Reward:  704
  Blitzle Lv.22
No item
  Blitzle Lv.22
No item
 
Dancer Brian
タクヤ Takuya
Reward:  704
  Darumaka Lv.22
No item
  Darumaka Lv.22
No item
 
Artist Horton
ジョナサン Jonathan
Reward:  1104
  Sigilyph Lv.23
No item
 
Backpacker Lois
チヒロ Chihiro
Reward:  552
  Munna Lv.23
No item
 
Backpacker Michael
マイケル Michael
Reward:  552
  Palpitoad Lv.23
No item


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Initially, a crowd is blocking the way to Driftveil Drawbridge, watching Motorcyclist Charles having a battle. Once the player has earned the Bolt Badge, Charles will challenge them to a Rotation BattleB2/Triple BattleW2, after which the crowd clears away.




Trainer Pokémon
 
Baker Jenn
マリカ Marika
Reward:  960
  Sunkern Lv.24
No item
  Combee Lv.24
No item
 
Artist Horton
ジョナサン Jonathan
Reward:  1200
  Sigilyph Lv.25
No item
 
Pokémon Ranger Lois
チヒロ Chihiro
Reward:  1500
  Budew Lv.25
No item
  Roselia Lv.25
No item
 
Dancer Brian
タクヤ Takuya
Reward:  800
  Scraggy Lv.25
No item
 
Backers Ava & Aya
マヨとアヤ Mayo and Aya
Reward:  1152
  Minccino Lv.24
No item
  Minccino Lv.24
No item
Requires Prop Case
 
Musician Preston
ジョージ George
Reward:  800
  Maractus Lv.25
No item


Memory Link (one time only)

  If the player chose SnivyBW:



  If the player chose TepigBW:



  If the player chose OshawottBW:



Trainer Tips

Pokémon Black and White

Trainer Tips
There are different Cases for each type of item. Items are placed automatically in the correct Case by their type. The name of the Case tells you what type of items will be kept there.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Trainer Tips
There are different Cases for each type of item. Items are placed automatically in the correct Case by their type. The name of the Case tells you what type of items will be kept there. Also, you can place anything in Free Space, no matter what it is. So you can keep items you often use in one place.

In the anime

 
Route 5 in the anime

Ash and his friends were on Route 5 in Ash Versus the Champion!, where he met and had a battle with Alder. The area is known as "Performers Square", and much like its game counterpart's, musicians and artists perform in the area. A bit past the Driftveil Drawbridge is also a town which holds Pokémon Musical Contests as shown in A Maractus Musical!.

In The Four Seasons of Sawsbuck!, it was shown that there is also a large forest located along Route 5, home to groups of Deerling and Sawsbuck. Deep in the forest is a mysterious place were very rarely all four seasonal forms of Sawsbuck can be seen together. As shown in The Lonely Deino!, there is a Day Care center close to Driftveil City where Iris befriended a Deino.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Black & White chapter

Route 5 first appeared in Unraveling Mysteries where White took Black there to talk about how her Tepig had chosen to go with N the day before. They then met a Baker named Chris, who took them to see the Battle Subway.

In Drawing Bridges, a mischievous Zorua was revealed to be tampering with the controls of the Driftveil Drawbridge, causing a line of people to form on Route 5 as they were unable to get to the other side.

Trivia


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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