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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 227 (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Route 227, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

(1 of 2) Route 227.

Route 227. (left), This route is situated between Route 226 and Stark Mountain. (right)

Route 227 is another postgame route, accessible by heading north from Route 226. It leads straight up to Stark Mountain. The start of the route features many hoppable ledges. Afterwards, there’s a narrow hill connected to the foot of Stark Mountain by narrow bridges.

Rest Area

(1 of 2) If you need a break, be sure to visit this house.

If you need a break, be sure to visit this house. (left), The old lady inside will heal up your Pokémon. (right)

Towards the south-west, you’ll bump into your rival and Crasher Wake near a house. Inside the house, there’s a kindly lady who’ll offer to heal your Pokémon. This is useful since there isn’t a Pokémon Center nearby. By the way, she’ll keep asking if you need more healing; agreeing changes nothing.

How to Navigate Route 227

To begin with, make your way north-east, through a small section of tall grass. If you haven’t already, get on your bicycle and shift to fourth gear. Hit the ramp to jump across the small rocks blocking the way. On the other side, there’s an Ace Trainer. Either battle him or carefully go around behind him.

In any case, use your bicycle to leap across the next ramp. Over here, there’s a Ranger on the left. Jump down the ledge, then very carefully go west, along the top of the next ledge. We suggest using the Circle Pad to walk, because the D-Pad seems to send you straight down the ledge, even when you barely touch it…

(1 of 2) Use your bicycle to hop over these ramps.

Use your bicycle to hop over these ramps. (left), The collision detection for these ledges is wonky. Use the Circle Pad to avoid jumping off. (right)

Past the ledge, head north. You’ll run into your rival and Crasher Wake, who soon depart. Enter the house nearby if you need to rest. Either way, climb up the stairs to the right of the house. At the top of the hill, take a right and get your bicycle ready again. Ride across the narrow bridge to the other side.

From here, go north, then west towards the tall grass. If you don’t mind a quick detour, jump off the ledge below. Rock Climb down the wall on the left. Search the space to the right of the tall grass and left from the narrow bridge for a hidden Full Heal. Then go around the pond on the right to retrieve a Charcoal.

(1 of 2) After obtaining this Zinc…

After obtaining this Zinc… (left), Youll need to fight a trainer to get back on track. (right)

Return to before you used Rock Climb. Get on your bicycle again and cross over the narrow bridge to the south. Grab the Zinc on the left. Next, you’ll have to fight the Ace Trainer if you want to jump down from the ledge. After leaping off the ledge, you’ll be back where you were earlier. Once again, head right and cycle across the right-hand side bridge.

Make your way back to the square patch of tall grass and, this time, go north-east. Jump down the ledges towards the right. Next, beat up the Black Belt blocking the way. Once the coast’s clear, proceed north towards the exterior part of Stark Mountain. There’s a bit more of this route to explore, but we’ll cover that in the next page.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
354.pngBanette pokemonbdspghost17.png 10% (Night)
323.pngCamerupt pokemonbdspfire17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 20%
22.pngFearow pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 20% (Morning/Day), 10% (Night)
42.pngGolbat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 10% (Night)
75.pngGraveler pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 15% (Morning/Day), 5% (Night)
322.pngNumel pokemonbdspfire17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 5%
112.pngRhydon pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 20%
111.pngRhyhorn pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 5%
227.pngSkarmory pokemonbdspsteel17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 5%
110.pngWeezing pokemonbdsppoison17.png 10%

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
60.pngPoliwag pokemonbdspwater17.png 30%
61.pngPoliwhirl pokemonbdspwater17.png 70%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
339.pngBarboach pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 45% (Good Rod)
130.pngGyarados pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemonbdspwater17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
340.pngWhiscash pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
327.pngSpinda pokemonbdspnormal17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
324.pngTorkoal pokemonbdspfire17.png 12%

Item Locations

(1 of 2) Hidden Full Heal.

Hidden Full Heal. (left), Hidden Protein. (right)

Item Location
Full Heal Towards the center, where the two ponds are. Hidden above and slightly to the right of the left pond.
Charcoal Towards the center, where the two ponds are. To the right of the right pond.
Zinc South from the center, to the left of Ace Trainer Mikayla. Accessible by cycling across the left-hand side narrow bridge.
Protein Towards the north-west. Hidden in the rock below the westernmost ledge accessible via Stark Mountain.

Trainer Battles

Ace Trainer Saul

Pokémon Level Type
128.pngTauros 55 pokemonbdspnormal17.png

Pokémon Ranger Felicia

Pokémon Level Type
108.pngLickitung 57 pokemonbdspnormal17.png
288.pngVigoroth 57 pokemonbdspnormal17.png

Ace Trainer Mikayla

Pokémon Level Type
52.pngMeowth 56 pokemonbdspnormal17.png
53.pngPersian 56 pokemonbdspnormal17.png
97.pngHypno 56 pokemonbdsppsychic17.png

Black Belt Griffith

Pokémon Level Type
332.pngCacturne 57 pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdspdark17.png
68.pngMachamp 57 pokemonbdspfighting17.png


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    29 October 2021
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    23 April 2022
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