Route 11 is a vast desert in northwestern Roria, connecting Cragonos Mines and Aredia City. It is also accessible via the Sky Train that links to Cragonos Peak and Route 10 — in fact, until the player gains the ability to use HM6 Rock Smash on field, the only way to access this route is by the Sky Train, which requires the Sky Train Pass acquired after obtaining Soaring Badge and stopping the crisis in Anthian City.

Well known for being a desert route, a sandstorm constantly rages throughout the area. The deep sand on this route is home to numerous Ground-type Pokémon. In addition, it also slows down players and disables running, although it does not cripple the speed of hoverboards.

Notable Places

Cragonos Mines Exit

Cragonos Rear Gate

Cragonos Mines Exit.

The Cragonos Mines exit towards this route is located behind the Sky Train Terminus, where it has red stones that are used as ramps. Hiker Alec is on these ramps, so be wary of an encounter there. This exit leads back to the other side of Lower Cragonos Mines that is blocked by a cracked rock, requiring HM6 Rock Smash to go through.

Desert Catacombs Entrance

Desert Catacombs Entrance

Desert Catacombs.

Desert Catacombs are located on the east of this route after continuing forward for a bit from the Sky Train Terminus. Paleontologist Aria is positioned there with stairs near her. Climbing the stairs will lead to a cracked rock blocking the way, which requires HM6 Rock Smash to continue.


Deep Sand

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Walking Deep Sand Lv. 28-31
Cacnea XY
CommonSticky Barb1 Sp. Atk
Trapinch XY
CommonSoft Sand1 Atk
Hippowdon-M XY
Hippowdon-F XY
UncommonNone2 Def
Krokorok XY
UncommonBlack Glasses2 Atk
Kanto Form
Sandslash-Kanto XY
UncommonGrip Claw2 Def
Maractus XY
RareMiracle Seed2 Sp. Atk
Cracked Rocks HM Fighting Rock Smash Lv. 15-20
Requires Crater Badge Crater Badge
Dwebble XY
UncommonHard Stone1 Def
Shuckle XY
Berry Juice
1 Def
1 Sp. Def
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to 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.

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.


Note: Trainers marked with a star symbol (*) are available for rematches.

Trainer Pokémon Type Level Image EXP EV Yield Reward
Hiker Alec *
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Graveler ×2
Kanto Form
Lv. 44
Graveler-Kanto XY
1291 ×22 Def
Lv. 45
Rhydon-M XY
16392 Atk
Lv. 43
Onix XY
7091 Def
Survivalist Peter
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Cacnea ×6GrassLv. 44
Cacnea XY
631 ×61 Sp. Atk

Paleontologist Aria *
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Kanto Form
GroundLv. 44
Diglett-Kanto XY
4991 Speed $1440
DrilburGroundLv. 44
Drilbur XY
6221 Atk
Kanto Form
GroundLv. 45
Dugtrio-Kanto XY
13692 Speed
Kanto Form
GroundLv. 45
Sandslash-Kanto XY
15232 Def
Rising Star Darren *
Physical Attack and Money Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Krokorok ×2Ground
Lv. 46
Krokorok XY
1212 ×22 Atk
TrapinchGroundLv. 45
Trapinch XY
5991 Atk
Punk Guy Draysen *
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 46
Scrafty XY
16851 Def
1 Sp. Def
Lv. 45
Krokorok XY
11862 Atk
CacneaGrassLv. 45
Cacnea XY
6461 Sp. Atk
Lv. 46
Cacturne-M XY
16361 Atk
1 Sp. Atk
Adventurer Tommy
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 46
Magcargo XY
14192 Def
MagmarFireLv. 45
Magmar XY
16682 Sp. Atk
Lv. 46
Camerupt-M XY
15871 Atk
1 Sp. Atk
There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.


State Item Obtaining Location
Gold Item Ball
TM Rock
TM37 Rock
Behind the biggest rock near Punk Guy Draysen.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.


  • This is the first and only route so far in Roria that suffers from any continuous adverse weather.
  • Providing 4 trainers who can be fought multiple times, this route has the most trainers available for rematches out of all accessible routes, and ties with western Mt. Cragonos (3 in the mines and 1 on Cragonos Cliffs) out of all locations for having the most trainers able for rematch.
    • However, this route would only tie with Cragonos Mines for the record if Worker Deven did not vanish.
  • Rising Star Darren provides 5 Physical Attack Effort Values when defeated, becoming the replacement of Worker Deven after he vanished from Cragonos Mines. Furthermore, since his team only provides Physical Attack EVs, he is a much better hotspot than Gentleman Nolan back on Route 8.
    • Additionally, he provides more money than Gentleman Nolan (who had his reward reduced by nearly half), making him a better choice when it comes to money farming, which becomes important for Mega Stones and Apartments.
  • Despite this route being a desert, the Recreational Teleportation Device receives a good signal, presumedly because of the Sky Train Terminus at the beginning of this route.
  • The deep sand was a lighter colour compared to the normal sand when Route 11 was initially released. However, it has been quickly updated to a darker colour.
    • On the other hand, the deep sand in Old Aredia retains the original lighter colour.
  • The background music is based off the desert on Hoenn Route 111 in the core series games Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, as well as their remakes Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
    • Coincidentally, both routes are the 11th route of their corresponding regions.
  • Route 11 is one of the locations for the portal connecting Shadow Void to open overnight during the 2017 Halloween Event.
Towns Mitis TownCheshma TownLagoona Lake (Trenches) • Port Decca
Cities Silvent CityBrimber CityRosecove City (Beach) • Anthian City (Housing Dist.Shopping Dist.Battle Dist.ParkSewer) • Aredia City (Old ArediaAredia Ruins) • Fluoruma CityFrostveil City (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 Fissure
Islands 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 LabShadow Void