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Secret Grove is a bijou grove hidden east of Lagoona Lake accessible only after the player obtains HM3 Surf in Port Decca. It is a compact forest-like area filled with cherry blossom trees and ponds with lily pads. A group of Legendary Pokémon known as Swords of Justice reside here.

Notable Events

Encountering Swords of Justice

Swords in Secret Grove

Terrakion, Virizion and Cobalion all standing in front of the rock.

VS Keldeo

Keldeo waiting for the player in the same spot where the others fled.

When the player walks in here, he or she can see quite a few cherry blossom trees and lily pads. In order to continue, turn left and walk all the way until reaching the place where a giant rock is placed. The first 3 members in the Swords of Justice — Cobalion, Virizion and Terrakion, are seen here. When the player tries to approach them, they suddenly throw a sword into the ground and flee from the grove, roaming around Roria.

Once the player has obtained all 3 of the afore-mentioned Pokémon and positions them in party, the player can now obtain the final member of this group — Keldeo, who is a Mythical Pokémon instead, in the same spot where the other 3 Pokémon fled. When encountering Keldeo, the player only has one chance, so save beforehand and turn off Autosave. As Keldeo is a Water-type Pokémon, Net Balls are very effective and are recommended to be used on it.


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
Mythical Pokémon
Requires Cobalion, Virizion and Terrakion in party
Ordinary Form
Quick BallNet BallTimer Ball
Lv. 40
Keldeo-Ordinary XY
One OnlyNone3 Sp. Atk
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.


  • The background music, which is the same with that in Anthian Park, is based on Johto National Park in the core series remake games Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver.
  • The rock with 3 cuts is a reference to a similar rock in Pledge Grove, Unova from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2.
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