Route 8 is a route that connects Lagoona Lake and Rosecove City. Rival Jake meets the player here and joins the player in battles against other trainers, making those fights into Double Battles until he leaves at the Rosecove Beach gate. After each trainer battle, he heals the player's Pokémon.

Notable Places

Old Well

As shown in the photo, there is an old, mysterious well. If the player has an Odd Keystone in their bag, he or she may throw it into the well after clicking on it. Immediately after a short cutscene, the player encounters a Wild Spiritomb. The Odd Keystone can be obtained through underwater mining in Lagoona Trenches, but it is one of the rarest treasures there, so players are recommended to save beforehand and turn off Autosave when they are about to throw an Odd Keystone into the well, instead of trying to dig out more Odd Keystones for second chances.

Secret Pond

Opposite to Lady Lusine, there is a narrow path that requires HM1 Cut to access. Inside is a secret pond that has a Dawn Stone on the small bridge over the pond that cannot be fished in. There is also a mysterious crack in the wall.

2015 Christmas Event

The Christmas Event was located at the end of Route 8. There is a building that sold Hot Chocolate, which has the equivalent effects of Soda Pop and heals 60 HP, for 350 dollars and only during the event. A free Shiny Snover, which was holding Mega Stone Abomasite, could also be received by helping Mrs. Claus cutting down the trees during the Christmas Event. Mrs. Claus was extremely worried that those trees could not be sold as Christmas Trees in time because the Lumberjacks on Route 7 did not arrive as they should, but with a Pokémon possessing HM Cut, the player helped cutting down all the trees, though it frightened the Shiny Snover, which was hiding in these trees, in the process. The event lasted for exactly a week, from 24th December (Christmas Eve) to 31st December, 2015 (New Year's Eve).


Wild Pokémon

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known. If there are any Pokémon with low catch rates, the possibility to flee or requirement of gaining happiness to evolve, recommended Poké Balls for that Pokémon will be shown with the corresponding bag sprite under the Pokémon's name.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Grass Patches Tall Grass Lv. 13-16
Oddish XY
UncommonAbsorb Bulb1 Sp. Atk
Bellsprout XY
UncommonNone1 Atk
Lillipup XY
UncommonNone1 Atk
Starly-M XY
Starly-F XY
UncommonNone1 Speed
Luxury BallFriend Ball
Buneary XY
RareNone1 Speed
Espurr XY
RareNone1 Speed
Herdier XY
RareNone2 Atk
Staravia-M XY
Staravia-F XY
RareNone2 Speed
Swablu XY
RareNone1 Sp. Def
Luxury BallFriend Ball
Riolu XY
Very Rare
None1 Atk
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Set Encounter

Warning: Players can only battle the following Pokémon once! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.

Pokémon Type Level Image Rarity Item EV Yield
Set Encounter
Requires Odd Keystone Odd Keystone
Lv. 15
Spiritomb XY
One OnlyNone1 Def
1 Sp. Def
If attempts of catching the above Pokémon failed, immediately leave the game and rejoin without saving, in order to secure a second chance.

Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Set Encounter Pokémon.

Gift Pokémon

Warning: Only available during the 2015 Christmas Event. Requires HM1 Cut. Players can receive this Pokémon once only.

PokémonTypeLevelImageHeld ItemStatus
Shiny Pokémon Star
GrassIce Lv. 15
Snover-M-Shiny XY


Snover-F-Shiny XY


Abomasite DW




Double Battles

Note: Players are advised to be wary of the powerful attack Self-Destruct when fighting Hiker Anson's Graveler, as well as Dragon Rage while battling Gentleman Nolan's Gible. After Jake leaves, subsequent rematches become Single Battles instead.

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Partner: Rival Jake Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Vaporeon-back XY
VaporeonWaterLv. 24Water AbsorbNoneN/A
Attacks: Aurora Beam, Water Pulse, Quick Attack, Sand Attack
Nidorino-back XY
NidorinoPoisonLv. 21Poison PointNoneN/A
Attacks: Fury Attack, Poison Sting, Double Kick, Peck
Blitzle-back XY
BlitzleElectricLv. 20Motor DriveNoneN/A
Attacks: Flame Charge, Thunder Wave, Shock Wave, Tail Whip
Trainer: Bird Keeper Armen Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $960
Pidgeotto XY
Lv. 23UnknownNone6012 Speed
Attacks: Gust, Quick Attack, Whirlwind, Twister
Fletchinder XY
Lv. 23Flame BodyNone6602 Speed
Attacks: Quick Attack, Peck, Agility, Flail
Staravia-M XY
Lv. 24IntimidateNone6122 Speed
Attacks: Wing Attack, Double Team, Endeavor, Whirlwind
Trainer: Lady Lusine Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1380
Gloom-F XY
Lv. 22UnknownNone6502 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder, Mega Drain
Ivysaur XY
Lv. 22OvergrowNone6691 Sp. Atk
1 Sp. Def
Attacks: Poison Powder, Sleep Powder, Take Down, Razor Leaf
Deerling-Spring XY
Spring Form
Lv. 23UnknownNone3301 Speed
Attacks: Double Kick, Leech Seed, Feint Attack, Take Down
Venonat XY
Lv. 23UnknownNone3001 Sp. Def
Attacks: Confusion, Poison Powder, Psybeam, Stun Spore
Trainer: Schoolgirl Stacie Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $736
Plusle XY
PlusleElectricLv. 23MinusNone6991 Speed
Attacks: Bestow, Swift, Copycat, Electro Ball
Minun XY
MinunElectricLv. 23PlusNone6991 Speed
Attacks: Switcheroo, Swift, Copycat, Electro Ball
Herdier XY
HerdierNormalLv. 23UnknownNone6402 Atk
Attacks: Bite, Helping Hand, Take Down, Work Up
Purugly XY
PuruglyNormalLv. 23UnknownNone7782 Speed
Attacks: Growl, Hypnosis, Feint Attack, Fury Swipes
Trainer: Schoolboy Dexter Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $748
Numel-M XY
Lv. 24UnknownNone3131 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Magnitude, Amnesia, Lava Plume, Flame Burst
Combusken-M XY
Lv. 23BlazeNone6991 Atk
1 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Ember, Sand Attack, Peck, Flame Charge
Heatmor XY
HeatmorFireLv. 22UnknownNone7962 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Odor Sleuth, Bind, Fire Spin, Fury Swipes
Torkoal XY
TorkoalFireLv. 22UnknownNone7772 Def
Attacks: Fire Spin, Smokescreen, Flame Wheel, Curse
Trainer: Lumberjack Benson Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $576
Bibarel-M XY
Bibarel ×2Normal
Lv. 23UnknownNone709 ×22 Atk
Attacks: Rollout, Headbutt, Hyper Fang, Yawn
Furfrou-Natural XY
Natural Form
NormalLv. 24Fur CoatNone8481 Speed
Attacks: Baby-Doll Eyes, Headbutt, Tail Whip, Bite
Herdier XY
HerdierNormalLv. 24UnknownNone6682 Atk
Attacks: Helping Hand, Take Down, Crunch, Work Up
Trainer: Gentleman Nolan Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1656
Available for rematches — Physical Attack Hotspot
Gible-M XY
Lv. 22Sand VeilNone2821 Atk
Attacks: Dragon Rage, Sandstorm, Take Down, Sand Tomb
Herdier XY
HerdierNormalLv. 23Sand RushNone6402 Atk
Attacks: Bite, Take Down, Helping Hand, Work Up
Growlithe XY
GrowlitheFireLv. 22Flash FireNone3301 Atk
Attacks: Helping Hand, Flame Wheel, Fire Fang, Reversal
Weepinbell XY
Lv. 23ChlorophyllNone6752 Atk
Attacks: Wrap, Sleep Powder, Poison Powder, Stun Spore
Delcatty XY
DelcattyNormalLv. 23Cute CharmNone6551 HP
1 Speed
Attacks: Fake Out, Attract, Sing, Double Slap
Trainer: Hiker Anson Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $800
Available for rematches — Physical Defense Hotspot
Graveler-Kanto XY
Graveler ×2
Kanto Form
Lv. 24SturdyNone704 ×22 Def
Attacks: Rock Throw, Bulldoze, Smack Down, Self-Destruct
Rhyhorn-M XY
Lv. 25UnknownNone3691 Def
Attacks: Smack Down, Bulldoze, Stomp, Chip Away
Onix XY
Lv. 24SturdyNone3961 Def
Attacks: Stealth Rock, Gyro Ball, Rock Polish, Smack Down
Trainer: Black Belt Gresham Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1200
Machoke XY
Machoke ×2FightingLv. 24UnknownNone730 ×22 Atk
Attacks: Low Sweep, Revenge, Seismic Toss, Knock off
Hitmonchan XY
HitmonchanFightingLv. 25UnknownNone8512 Sp. Def
Attacks: Pursuit, Bullet Punch, Mach Punch, Feint
Monferno XY
Lv. 25BlazeNone7601 Sp. Atk
1 Speed
Attacks: Ember, Taunt, Fury Swipes, Flame Wheel
Some of the rewards, Pokémon Levels and EXP Points in the above matches have been modified during certain updates. Please check the trivia section for details. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Single Battle

Note: The following Trainer can only be fought in Single Battle because Jake has already left by the time player reaches this Trainer.

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Trainer: Artist Stan Poké Ball Reward: $432
Smeargle XY
SmeargleNormalLv. 27UnknownNone5091 Speed
Attacks: Ember, Vine Whip, Bubble, Sketch
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.


State Item Obtaining Location
Item Ball
Ultra Ball
Ultra BallDeep in a gap separated by a line of trees behind Lumberjack Benson.
AbomasiteHeld by the Shiny Snover received after completing 2015 Christmas Event. (Event ended)
Hot Chocolate
Hot ChocolatePurchase inside a house around the end of this route. 350 dollars for a cup. (Event ended)
Requires HM Normal HM1 Cut
Item Ball
Dawn Stone
Dawn StoneOn a small bridge above a secret pond opposite to Lady Lusine.
Gold Item Ball
TM Bug
TM76 Bug
Struggle Bug
Near the end of this route, in a small area surrounded by trees.
Some of the items have been added during certain updates, or are event-only. Please check the corresponding section for details.


  • Buneary is widely known as one of the two hardest-to-evolve Pokémon, along with Type: Null, that requires happiness to evolve because its base happiness is 0.
    • All Wild Buneary found on this route are at Lv. 13 or above, so all Wild Buneary here know Frustration, which is very powerful when the user's happiness is low.
    • It is recommended to catch Buneary with the Luxury Ball found on Route 10 to speed up the process of gaining happiness.
  • Route 8 provides the second most diverse Wild Pokémon selection in a single encounter method, with 10 different species available in the tall grass, tying with Gale Forest. Only Roria Safari Zone has a wider selection than these areas.
  • Schoolboy Deven once shared the same name with Worker Boss Deven in Cragonos Mines and later on above Tinbell Tower, which was the first occasion that this happened in-game.
    • In Anthian City update, the Schoolboy's name was changed to Dexter.
  • All of Gentleman Nolan's Pokémon give Physical Attack Effort Values except for his Delcatty (which gives 1 HP Effort Value and 1 Speed Effort Value), making him a hotspot for training the Physical Attack stat of the player's Pokémon.
    • He was also a hotspot for money grinding before. Unfortunately, Anthian City update drastically reduced the monetary reward from Gentleman Nolan, as he now awards 1656 dollars, far less than 2760 dollars that he offered before.
    • For players who completed the Anthian City storyline and accessed Route 11, Rising Star Darren is a far better hotspot than Gentleman Nolan, as he offers the same amount of money as Nolan did before, in addition to providing only Physical Attack EVs, though a raging sandstorm lasts throughout all battles there.
  • Hiker Anson is currently one of the best places to train for Physical Defense, with his Pokémon giving a total of 6 Defense Effort Values, tying with Hiker Jackson on Cragonos Cliffs.
    • However, players should be wary of the powerful attack Self-Destruct.
  • Hot Chocolate heals more than a bottle of scientifically made Super Potion, yet it costs half the price of the Super Potion. However, it is slightly more expensive than Soda Pop (which has the same effect and costs 300 dollars) in the core series games prior to Pokémon Sun and Moon.
Towns Mitis TownCheshma TownLagoona Lake (Trenches) • Port Decca (Beach) • Crescent TownHaunted Badge
Cities Silvent CityArc BadgeBrimber CityBrimstone BadgeRosecove CityFloat Badge (Beach) • Anthian City (Housing Dist.Shopping Dist.Battle Dist.Soaring BadgeParkSewer) • Aredia CityCrater Badge (Old ArediaAredia Ruins) • Fluoruma CityHarvest BadgeFrostveil CityContrast Badge (Catacombs)
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Caves &
Glistening GrottoSteam ChamberMt. Igneus (Igneus Depths) • Path of TruthSilver CoveMt. Cragonos (MinesCliffsPeakSanctuarySpringChamber of the Jewel) • Desert CatacombsNature's DenCalcite ChamberMartensite ChamberDendrite ChamberTitans' ThrongFreezing FissureOcean's OriginAborille Outpost (Demon's Tomb)
Islands Crescent Island (TownAborille Outpost) • Lost Islands (Deep Jungle) • Voltridia Island (Cavern) • Frigidia Island (Cavern) • Obsidia Island (Cavern)
Gale ForestOld GraveyardSecret GroveGrove of DreamsFortulose ManorCosmeos Valley (Observatory) • Tinbell Tower (Construction Site) • Secret LabSafari ZoneEclipse BaseGene Lab
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