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Ravaged Path (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for the Ravaged Path, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

(1 of 2) Ravaged Path.

Ravaged Path. (left), It divides Route 204 into two halves. (right)

Ravaged Path is a small cavern located in the center of Route 204, which divides the route into two halves. Although you can visit here immediately after Jubilife City, you can’t pass through the cave until you can use HM Rock Smash.


Map of Ravaged Path.

How to Navigate Ravaged Path

From the south entrance, head north up the steps. Scoop up the Antidote near the cracked rocks on the right. If you have the Coal Badge, you can use HM Rock Smash to break the cracked rocks and reach the exit towards the right. Before going that way though, head north-west and smash the rock blocking the narrow path.

Squeeze through and navigate around (or obliterate) the cracked rocks here to reach TM39 Rock Tomb. For now, that’s probably all you can do here. But once you’ve got access to HM Surf, you can swim north, along the underground stream. After a short distance, there’s some land towards the north-west. Here, follow the narrow path along the western wall, smashing any rocks in your way.

(1 of 2) You need to use Rock Smash to get rid of these rocks.

You need to use Rock Smash to get rid of these rocks. (left), After you've obtained HM Surf, you can explore further into the cave. (right)

Once you’ve gone around the corner, there’ll be a group of 6 cracked rocks clustered together. To the right of these rocks is a Luck Incense for the taking. Afterwards, head south from the rock cluster and leap over the ledges to return towards the stream. Use Surf to re-enter the stream and follow it in a north-easterly direction. The reward waiting at the end is TM03 Water Pulse.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Ground

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
74.png"Geodude" IconGeodude pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 20%
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 2%
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 78%

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
42.png"Golbat" IconGolbat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 5%
55.png"Golduck" IconGolduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 5%
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 30%
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 60%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
339.png"Barboach" IconBarboach pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 45% (Good Rod)
130.png"Gyarados" IconGyarados pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
129.png"Magikarp" IconMagikarp pokemonbdspwater17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
340.png"Whiscash" IconWhiscash pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Item Locations

(1 of 2) TM39 Rock Tomb.

TM39 Rock Tomb. (left), TM03 Water Pulse. (right)

Item Location
Antidote.pngAntidote In between the two entrances.
Rock.png TM39 - Rock Tomb Near the water, west of the entrances - need Rock Smash to reach it.
Water HM.pngTM03 - Water Pulse North region of the cave, up the river - need Surf and Rock Smash to reach it.
DreamLuckIncenseSprite.pngLuck Incense North end of the cave - need Surf and Rock Smash to reach it.


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    Pokemon Company International
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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    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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