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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 225 (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Route 225, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

(1 of 2) Route 225.

Route 225. (left), Head north from the Fight Area to get here. (right)

Route 225 is a postgame route accessible by passing through the west gatehouse in the Fight Area. You must have the National Pokédex before you can go here.

The route itself has a bunch of overhead bridges criss-crossing near the start. Towards the center, there’s a big hill with a pond at the top. Beyond that is a small section of fields and trees.

How to Navigate Route 225

From the entrance, head west and Rock Climb to grab a HP Up. Next, go north from the entrance, to reach a crossroad with a trio of trainers. Cut down the trees to the east for a Rare Candy. Then travel west and up the stairs past the bridge. Go up and around towards the stairs leading back to lower ground.

(1 of 2) Hidden Ultra Ball.

Hidden Ultra Ball. (left), Hidden Hyper Potion. (right)

Head all the way south and scoop up the Ultra Ball at the end. Return to lower ground and, this time, go east underneath the bridge. Run up the stairs nearby, then cross the first bridge towards the north. Search next to the north wall between the two bridges for a hidden Ultra Ball.

Go south along the second bridge, then east across the third one. Search the gap in the tall grass here for a hidden Hyper Potion. Now continue south across the fourth bridge, then west across the fifth and final bridge. Walk down the stairs, then follow the path west and north. Grab the Revive in the middle of the road.

(1 of 2) Fresh Water.

Fresh Water. (left), Lax Incense. (right)

Further north, there’s a rest house of sorts. Go inside to be rewarded with some Fresh Water. Back outside, search above the nearby patch of tall grass for a Rare Candy. Next, use Cut to slice the nearby skinny trees to find a slightly obscured Lax Icense. Moving on, go up the stairs towards the north.

At the top of the hill, head east, then Surf along the pond near the center. On the other side, descend the stairs to be greeted with a Dubious Disc. Return to the other side of the pond and continue east. Towards the east side, you can return to lower ground and use Cut to bypass a small strip of tall grass.

(1 of 2) Hidden Max Repel.

Hidden Max Repel. (left), Dawn Stone. (right)

Further north, you’ll reach a field of tall grass. Make your way west. At the first corner, use Cut to reach an enclosed space with four berry plants. Zig-zag through the tall grass to reach a wider space. Search the left side of this final field for a hidden Max Repel. Next, Rock Climb north to confront a Dragon Tamer and retrieve the Dawn Stone behind him.

After climbing back down, the exit is nearby to the east.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
354.pngBanette pokemonbdspghost17.png 20% (Night)
22.pngFearow pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 40% (Morning/Day), 20% (Night)
67.pngMachoke pokemonbdspfighting17.png 5%
20.pngRaticate pokemonbdspnormal17.png 30%
19.pngRattata pokemonbdspnormal17.png 5%
315.pngRoselia pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png 5% (Brilliant Diamond), 15% (Shining Pearl)
435.pngSkuntank pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspdark17.png 10% (Brilliant Diamond)
21.pngSpearow pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 5%

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
55.pngGolduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 70%
61.pngPoliwhirl pokemonbdspwater17.png 30%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
130.pngGyarados pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemonbdspwater17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
60.pngPoliwag pokemonbdspwater17.png 45% (Good Rod)
61.pngPoliwhirl pokemonbdspwater17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
296.pngMakuhita pokemonbdspfighting17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
56.pngMankey pokemonbdspfighting17.png 2%
57.pngPrimeape pokemonbdspfighting17.png 10%

Item Locations

(1 of 2) Hidden Rare Candy.

Hidden Rare Candy. (left), Dubious Disc. (right)

Item Location
HP Up South-west corner. Use Rock Climb after going west from the entrance.
Rare Candy Towards the south-east. In the area encircled by bridges, with the trio of trainers, use Cut towards the east.
Ultra Ball Towards the south-west. On the raised land east from Pokémon Ranger Dwayne, accessible by heading west from the first trio of trainers.
Ultra Ball Towards the center. Hidden next to the wall between the two vertical bridges east from the rest house.
Hyper Potion Towards the south-east. Hidden in the gap among the tall grass on the raised land north from the Rare Candy (and next to Psychic Daisy).
Revive Towards the south-west. Along the path between Pokémon Ranger Dwayne and Ace Trainer Rodolfo.
Rare Candy Towards the west. Hidden above the small patch of tall grass near the rest house, halfway up the route.
Fresh Water From Worker inside the rest house, about halfway up the route.
Lax Incense Use Cut to the west of the rest house, about halfway up the route. Can be somewhat hard to see.
Dubious Disc Towards the north-west. After going up the stairs next to the rest house, surf across the pond at the center of the hill. At the bottom of the next flight of stairs.
Tamato Berry x4 Berry patch towards the north-west. Use Cut near Ace Trainer Deanna.
Kelpsy Berry x4 Berry patch towards the north-west. Use Cut near Ace Trainer Deanna.
Max Repel Towards the north. Hidden near the left side of the last field of tall grass.
Dawn Stone Towards the far north. Use Rock Climb, then fight your way past Dragon Tamer Geoffrey.

Trainer Battles

Bird Keeper Audrey

Pokémon Level Type
83.pngFarfetch'd 52 pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
277.pngSwellow 54 pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png

Pokémon Ranger Ashlee

Pokémon Level Type
263.pngZigzagoon 50 pokemonbdspnormal17.png
227.pngSkarmory 56 pokemonbdspsteel17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png

Psychic Daisy

Pokémon Level Type
79.pngSlowpoke 51 pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppsychic17.png
80.pngSlowbro 55 pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppsychic17.png

Pokémon Ranger Dwayne

Pokémon Level Type
232.pngDonphan 55 pokemonbdspground17.png

Ace Trainer Rodolfo

Pokémon Level Type
108.pngLickitung 53 pokemonbdspnormal17.png
241.pngMiltank 53 pokemonbdspnormal17.png

Ace Trainer Quinn

Pokémon Level Type
127.pngPinsir 53 pokemonbdspbug17.png
262.pngMightyena 53 pokemonbdspdark17.png

Ace Trainer Deanna

Pokémon Level Type
180.pngFlaaffy 53 pokemonbdspelectric17.png
357.pngTropius 53 pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png

Dragon Tamer Geoffrey

Pokémon Level Type
147.pngDratini 53 pokemonbdspdragon17.png
148.pngDragonair 56 pokemonbdspdragon17.png


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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2022
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