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Route 224 (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Route 224, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

(1 of 2) Route 224.

Route 224. (left), You must cut through a previously blocked area of Victory Road to get here. (right)

Route 224 is the easternmost route in Sinnoh, accessible by passing through the east cave of Victory Road. The route features small grass fields, a beach, watery paths and a hilly climb.

How to Reach the Central Raised Strip

(1 of 2) It's hard to see, but you can squeeze through here.

It's hard to see, but you can squeeze through here. (left), From there, go between the trees or surf around. (right)

Towards the center of the area, there’s an elongated raised strip of land. At first glance, it might not be obvious how to reach there (it took us a while at least). Further west, at the edge of the grassy field, there’s a small gap where you can squeeze between the trees. It’s just above the 3 x 3 square cluster of trees.

What to Do at End of Route 224

When you reach the endpoint of Route 224, there’s probably nothing you can do right now. However, if you have Oak’s Letter (obtained via a future event distribution), Professor Oak will appear and show you the way to Seabreak Path. This leads to the Flower Paradise where "Shaymin" IconShaymin is found.

(Currently, it’s possible–with sheer determination–to glitch your way to the Flower Paradise, but that’s beyond the scope of our guide.)

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
267.png"Beautifly" IconBeautifly pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 5%
418.png"Buizel" IconBuizel pokemonbdspwater17.png 4%
441.png"Chatot" IconChatot pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 20% (Morning/Day)
419.png"Floatzel" IconFloatzel pokemonbdspwater17.png 20% (Morning/Day), 30% (Night)
423.png"Gastrodon" IconGastrodon (East Sea) pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 20% (Morning/Day), 30% (Night)
44.png"Gloom" IconGloom pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png 5%
315.png"Roselia" IconRoselia pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png 20%
422.png"Shellos" IconShellos (East Sea) pokemonbdspwater17.png 1%
70.png"Weepinbell" IconWeepinbell pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png 5%

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
279.png"Pelipper" IconPelipper pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 65%
73.png"Tentacruel" IconTentacruel pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png 35%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
130.png"Gyarados" IconGyarados pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 40% (Super Rod)
370.png"Luvdisc" IconLuvdisc pokemonbdspwater17.png 15% (Super Rod)
129.png"Magikarp" IconMagikarp pokemonbdspwater17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
224.png"Octillery" IconOctillery pokemonbdspwater17.png 45% (Super Rod)
223.png"Remoraid" IconRemoraid pokemonbdspwater17.png 45% (Good Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
177.png"Natu" IconNatu pokemonbdsppsychic17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
356.png"Dusclops" IconDusclops pokemonbdspghost17.png 10%
355.png"Duskull" IconDuskull pokemonbdspghost17.png 2%

Item Locations

(1 of 2) Hidden PP Max.

Hidden PP Max. (left), Destiny Knot. (right)

Item Location
Stardust At the central beach. Hidden below the left-most big rock.
Stardust At the central beach. Hidden to the right of the middle big rock.
Stardust At the central beach. Hidden on the right side of the right-most big rock.
Razor Claw Far south. Surf south from the left side of the central beach, following the perimeter.
PP Max Towards the south. Hidden below the southernmost tree, while surfing towards the Razor Claw.
Sitrus Berry x2 Berry patch at the end of the central raised strip. Accessible by squeezing through the western cluster of trees.
Bluk Berry x3 Berry patch at the end of the central raised strip. Accessible by squeezing through the western cluster of trees.
Nanab Berry x3 Berry patch at the end of the central raised strip. Accessible by squeezing through the western cluster of trees.
Wepear Berry x3 Berry patch at the end of the central raised strip. Accessible by squeezing through the western cluster of trees.
Rare Candy Left of the berry patch at the end of the central raised strip. Before going up the stairs to the raised strip, keep surfing right.
Big Pearl Towards the north-east. Hidden among the north wall between the stairs and the pair of rocks in the sea.
Pearl x2 Towards the north-east. Hidden among the north wall east from the hidden Big Pearl, on the other side of the pair of rocks. There are two Pearls close together.
Destiny Knot Along the way towards the north hill. Near the Dragon Tamer.

Trainer Battles

Ace Trainer Ruben

Pokémon Level Type
61.png"Poliwhirl" IconPoliwhirl 54 pokemonbdspwater17.png
130.png"Gyarados" IconGyarados 54 pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png

Psychic Brittney

Pokémon Level Type
308.png"Medicham" IconMedicham 52 pokemonbdspfighting17.pngpokemonbdsppsychic17.png
65.png"Alakazam" IconAlakazam 54 pokemonbdsppsychic17.png

Psychic Maxwell

Pokémon Level Type
200.png"Misdreavus" IconMisdreavus 52 pokemonbdspghost17.png
93.png"Haunter" IconHaunter 54 pokemonbdspghost17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png

Veteran Armando

Pokémon Level Type
397.png"Staravia" IconStaravia 52 pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
279.png"Pelipper" IconPelipper 53 pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
42.png"Golbat" IconGolbat 54 pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png

Black Belt Carl

Pokémon Level Type
453.png"Croagunk" IconCroagunk 52 pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspfighting17.png
68.png"Machamp" IconMachamp 56 pokemonbdspfighting17.png

Ruin Maniac Larry

Pokémon Level Type
208.png"Steelix" IconSteelix 54 pokemonbdspsteel17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png

Ace Trainer Jamie

Pokémon Level Type
376.png"Metagross" IconMetagross 56 pokemonbdspsteel17.pngpokemonbdsppsychic17.png

Dragon Tamer Hayden

Pokémon Level Type
333.png"Swablu" IconSwablu 53 pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
334.png"Altaria" IconAltaria 57 pokemonbdspdragon17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
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    29 October 2021
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    23 April 2022
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

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The following will be available via free updates to our guide:

  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    • How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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