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Route 9 is a forest route that connects Rosecove City, Route 10, Grove of Dreams and Fortulose Manor via a roundabout in the middle. It is surrounded by trees and has a cosy atmosphere. A noticeable spot of the route is the giant tree located in the centre, which is a symbol of life and eternity of Route 9. A Moss Rock is also present on this route, allowing Eevee to evolve into Leafeon upon levelling up in the grass patches around the rock. This route is only accessible once the player has acquired Float Badge.

Notable Events

3rd Rival Battles

Rival Jake and the player's new companion Tess are waiting for the player at the entrance of Route 9. Tess suggests that the player and Jake battle, and then she would challenge the winner. Initially refusing, Jake reluctantly agrees to fight the player when Tess states that she will directly battle the player instead.

After the player beats Jake once again, he or she will have to fight Tess immediately afterwards, without any chance of healing.

Encountering Celebi

There is a shrine deep within this place behind Tree of Life. Once the player defeats Lumberjack Boss Josh in the warehouse on Route 7, he gives player the GS Ball, which he found here recently. Bring it to the shrine and the GS Ball will start interacting and nothing will happen... except for the floating Mythical Pokémon Celebi suddenly appearing out of nowhere, right behind the player! It then flies away and becomes a Roaming Encounter.

Notable Places

Tree of Life

Tree Of Life

The "withered" Tree of Life.

There was a wicked Pokémon known as "the Destruction Pokémon" which wrecked havoc on Route 9 long ago. A certain Legendary Pokémon appeared and fought it off eventually. It planted the huge tree in the middle of Route 9 to watch over the whole area before leaving, referencing the Tree of Life in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. As of the update on 4th March, 2017, this Tree of Life has been replaced with a white tree trunk, resembling the Tree Form of that Legendary Pokémon when it slept for a century to regain its strength.


A greenhouse is located on the path towards Route 10. A girl inside talks about her love of flowers. She then mentions how Flabébé love flowers as well, and it is her dream to see all 5 colours of this Pokémon, or its evolutions. Players can catch Floette at the flower garden on Route 10. Once the player has all 5 colours of the Flabébé family in their party, return to the greenhouse and that girl will reward the player with the Gracidea Flower, which enables a special encounter with a certain Mythical Pokémon on Cragonos Cliffs.


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. 19-22
Venipede XY
CommonPoison Barb1 Def
Luxury BallFriend Ball
Sewaddle XY
CommonMental Herb1 Def
Kricketot-M XY
Kricketot-F XY
Overnight Only
Metronome1 Def
Paras XY
Daytime Only
Tiny MushroomBig Mushroom1 Atk
Roselia-M XY
Roselia-F XY
Daytime Only
None2 Sp. Atk
Venonat XY
Overnight Only
None1 Sp. Def
Shroomish XY
Very RareTiny MushroomBig Mushroom1 HP
Trees TM Normal Headbutt Lv. 19-22
Pineco XY
CommonNone1 Def
Spewpa XY
UncommonNone2 Def
Metapod XY
RareNone2 Def
Kakuna XY
RareNone2 Def
Quick BallNet BallTimer Ball
Pinsir XY
Very Rare
Daytime Only
None2 Atk
Quick BallNet BallTimer Ball
Heracross-M XY
Heracross-F XY
Very Rare
Overnight Only
None2 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.


Rival Battles

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Following Trainers must be fought back-to-back!
Trainer: Rival Jake Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1200
Vaporeon XY
VaporeonWaterLv. 31Water AbsorbNone12222 HP
Attacks: Water Pulse, Aurora Beam, Aqua Ring, Acid Armor
Nidorino XY
NidorinoPoisonLv. 29Poison PointNone7952 Atk
Attacks: Poison Sting, Fury Attack, Horn Attack, Helping Hand
Zebstrika XY
ZebstrikaElectricLv. 30Motor DriveNone11182 Speed
Attacks: Thunder Wave, Pursuit, Flame Charge, Spark
Slowpoke XY
Lv. 30ObliviousNone4051 HP
Attacks: Confusion, Headbutt, Water Pulse, Disable
Trainer: Rival Tess Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $900
Gabite-M XY
Lv. 32Sand VeilNone9872 Atk
Attacks: Sandstorm, Sand Tomb, Take Down, Slash
Shelgon XY
ShelgonDragonLv. 31Rock HeadNone9762 Def
Attacks: Headbutt, Focus Energy, Dragon Claw, Crunch
Axew XY
AxewDragonLv. 30UnknownNone4111 Atk
Attacks: Scary Face, Slash, Dragon Claw, False Swipe
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Other Trainers

Note: Trainers in the roundabout are listed in clockwise order from Rosecove City entrance. When battling Hiker Jenson, players should be wary of Self-Destruct. When battling Camper Pal, players should be careful of his Grovyle's Pursuit.

Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Trainer: Hiker Jenson Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $992
Available for rematches
Pineco XY
Pineco ×2BugLv. 30UnknownNone372 ×21 Def
Attacks: Rapid Spin, Bide, Spikes, Natural Gift
Graveler-Kanto XY
Kanto Form
Lv. 31UnknownNone9102 Def
Attacks: Smack Down, Bulldoze, Self-Destruct, Stealth Rock
Trainer: Bug Catcher Erwin Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $768
Beautifly-M XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone11123 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Mega Drain, Silver Wind, Attract, Whirlwind
Dustox-M XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone8673 Sp. Def
Attacks: Silver Wind, Psybeam, Light Screen, Whirlwind
Vivillon-Meadow XY
Meadow Pattern
Lv. 32UnknownNone12681 HP
1 Sp. Atk
1 Speed
Attacks: Psybeam, Supersonic, Draining Kiss, Aromatherapy
Trainer: Journalist Donovan Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $768
Exeggcute XY
Exeggcute ×2Grass
Lv. 32UnknownNone445 ×21 Def
Attacks: Stun Spore, Poison Powder, Sleep Powder, Confusion
Mightyena XY
MightyenaDarkLv. 32UnknownNone10082 Atk
Attacks: Swagger, Assurance, Scary Face, Embargo
Trainer: Picnicker Ashley Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $720
Available for rematches
Kirlia XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone6022 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Magical Leaf, Heal Pulse, Draining Kiss, Calm Mind
Weepinbell XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone8512 Atk
Attacks: Poison Powder, Stun Spore, Acid, Knock Off
Azurill XY
Lv. 29UnknownNone2361 HP
Attacks: Bubble Beam, Helping Hand, Slam, Bounce
Roselia-F XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone9002 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Magical Leaf, Grass Whistle, Giga Drain, Toxic Spikes
Trainer: Camper Pal Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $744
Available for rematches — Speed Hotspot
Pichu XY
PichuElectricLv. 29StaticNone2511 Speed
Attacks: Thunder Wave, Nasty Plot, Charm, Tail Whip
Grovyle XY
GrovyleGrassLv. 30OvergrowNone9122 Speed
Attacks: Leaf Blade, Mega Drain, Pursuit, Agility
Linoone XY
LinooneNormalLv. 31UnknownNone9762 Speed
Attacks: Covet, Fury Swipes, Bestow, Mud Sport
Before Route 10 Gate
Trainer: Bird Keeper Mark Poké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1240
Pidgeotto XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone7842 Speed
Attacks: Quick Attack, Whirlwind, Twister, Feather Dance
Noctowl XY
Lv. 30UnknownNone10292 HP
Attacks: Psycho Shift, Extrasensory, Take Down, Reflect
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
Net Ball
Net BallUnder the small bridge behind the stone at the pond near the greenhouse.
GracideaTalk to a girl inside the greenhouse with all 5 colours of the Flabébé family in party.
Some of the items have been added during certain updates, or are event-only. Please check the corresponding section for details.


Portal on Route 9

Portal to Shadow Void.

  • Camper Pal is currently the best spot for training Speed of Pokémon because his team gives a total of 5 Speed Effort Values upon defeat.
    • Players are advised to watch out for Pursuit from Pal's Grovyle because Pursuit hits for double damage on Pokémon that are switching out.
  • The background music on this route is based on the theme of Eterna Forest, Sinnoh in core series games Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. This remix theme is made by famous music remix creator GlitchxCity.
  • Route 9 was one of the locations for the portal connecting Shadow Void to open overnight during the 2017 Halloween Event.
  • Empty soil inside the greenhouse hints possible Berry Farming later.
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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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Islands Crescent Island (TownAborille Outpost) • Lost Islands (Deep Jungle) • Voltridia Island (Cavern) • Frigidia Island (Cavern) • Obsidia Island (Cavern)
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