Route 9 Tunnel

This short tunnel connects Route 9 with Route 7. After entering, keep heading west. Then walk through the bystanders at the end of the tunnel. Hey, people, outta the way!

Route 7 (Part 2)

Previously, you couldn’t come here because Team Yell were in the way.

After leaving the Route 9 Tunnel, you’ll emerge at the eastern half of Route 7. Towards the north of the entrance is Hop, standing near a patch of tall grass. Step forward and Hop will come and say “hi”. Once you’re back in control, continue heading west, all the way across the bridge.

On the other side of the bridge, there’s a trainer looking for a fun time. If you’re in a hurry, you can avoid him by hugging the bottom of the path.

Gentleman Caden

Pokémon Level Type
Doublade 44 Steel/Ghost
Passimian 44 Fighting
Polteageist 44 Ghost

Doublade is an evolved Honedge; it’s weak to Fire, Ground, Ghost and Dark. Next, Passimian is a Sword-exclusive ape found in Glimwood Tangle. Finally, Polteageist is an evolved Sinistea; be cautious of its Sucker Punch.

Before leaving though, go east from the bottom of the bridge, down the narrow slope. When you reach the very bottom, there’s a berry tree on the left and some Safety Goggles on the right. After you’ve admired the sights here, go back up the slope, then proceed past the Gentleman. Above, there’s another cozy camp site. Go over the bottom-right corner to find TM58 Assurance, obscured by the bridge.

Finally, keep going west to return to the other half of Route 7 that you’ve already visited. From here, continue in the same direction to reach Hammerlocke again. Then, once you’re roaring to go, head towards Hammerlocke Stadium to take on your final Gym mission! You’ll find Hop, Leon and Sonia to the right of the stadium. Once they’re gone, step into the stadium.

Pokémon Checklist

The Pokémon here are exactly the same as those on the western half. If it’s new Pokémon you want, try checking out the Wild Area.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    25 November 2020
    Version History
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the Isle of Armor and brand new Crown Tundra DLC.

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

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