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This route is tiny , with a small grassy area to the north and a group of travelers amusing themselves along the main road.

Pokemon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
"Gothita" IconGothita (B) Psychic Tall/Dark grass 30%
"Solosis" IconSolosis (W) Psychic Tall/Dark grass 30%
"Minccino" IconMinccino Normal Tall/Dark grass 30%
"Trubbish" IconTrubbish Poison Tall/Dark grass 20%
"Liepard" IconLiepard Dark Tall/Dark grass 20%
"Smeargle" IconSmeargle Normal Swarm 40%
"Audino" IconAudino Normal Shaking grass 85%
"Cinccino" IconCinccino Normal Shaking grass 5%
"Emolga" IconEmolga Electric/Flying Shaking grass 10%


Great Ball, Revive, Zinc, Hyper Potion

Points of Interest

  • The caravan here houses a maid searching for gourmet ingredients who will buy them off you for a nominal fee.


Head back to the main part of Nimbasa City, where the Pokémon Center and Musical Theater are, and take the north west exit to find Route 5.

Meander out onto the road and before long Cheren will catch up and demand a battle. Honestly, what did these children do before they had Pokémon to fight?

Trainer Battle: Cheren

Cheren is back with stronger Pokemon. He just doesn’t give up.

Pokemon Level Type Note
"Liepard" IconLiepard 24 Dark -
"Tranquill" IconTranquill 24 Normal/Flying -
"Pansear" IconPansear 24 Water Only if you picked "Tepig" IconTepig
"Panpour" IconPanpour 24 Grass Only if you picked "Oshawott" IconOshawott
"Pansage" IconPansage 24 Fire Only if you picked "Snivy" IconSnivy
"Dewott" IconDewott 26 Water Only if you picked "Tepig" IconTepig
"Servine" IconServine 26 Grass Only if you picked "Oshawott" IconOshawott
"Pignite" IconPignite 26 Fire/Fighting Only if you picked "Snivy" IconSnivy

Cheren hasn’t changed much since your previous fight. Just use the correct counters for the correct Pokémon as you have before and shut him up again. After the battle you’ll be taken to meet a group of travelers of which the reigning Pokémon champ is one! He’ll have a chat with Cheren and ask you to fight…

Double Battle: Preschoolers

Pokemon Level Type
"Herdier" IconHerdier 26 Normal
"Herdier" IconHerdier 26 Normal

Once dealt with continue along your path by taking a quick jog to the left, if you want to train however there are plenty of trainers here for you to fight and gain some experience for your under-leveled party members.

Trash the Musician to be rewarded with an electrifying musical prop.

Trainer Battle: Harlequinn

Pokemon Level Type
"Whirlipede" IconWhirlipede 22 Bug/Poison
"Whirlipede" IconWhirlipede 22 Bug/Poison

Trainer Battle: Baker

Pokemon Level Type
"Pansear" IconPansear 21 Fire
"Panpour" IconPanpour 21 Water
"Pansage" IconPansage 21 Grass

Trainer Battle: Dancer

Pokemon Level Type
"Darumaka" IconDarumaka 22 Fire
"Darumaka" IconDarumaka 22 Fire

Trainer Battle: Musician

Pokemon Level Type
"Blitzle" IconBlitzle 22 Electric
"Blitzle" IconBlitzle 22 Electric

Trainer Battle: Artist

Pokemon Level Type
"Sigilyph" IconSigilyph 23 Psychic/Flying

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
"Munna" IconMunna 23 Psychic

Trainer Battle: Backpacker

Pokemon Level Type
"Palpitoad" IconPalpitoad 23 Water/Ground

When you’re ready, meet up with Cheren and Elesa will graciously lower the bridge for you so you can reach your next challenge.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    30 May 2011
  • Last Updated
    21 February 2021
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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