Route 15 is a snowy and rugged route on top of eastern Mt. Cragonos Range. This route can be divided into three parts, the first part being a rapidly ascending path with snow piles littered between staircases starting from the cavern exit of Route 14. The second part is a frozen lake with a number of holes for players to fish. The final part is a passage with piles of deep snow, linking to Frostveil City.

Notable Events

Encountering Eon Duo

Shortly after exiting the Route 14 cavern, the "Eon Duo" Latios and Latias are seen flying over the cliffs, disappearing into the sky. Afterwards, a message appears to indicate that both of them have started roaming around Roria. Some citizens in Frostveil City noticed the Eon Duo flying by as well.

2017 Christmas Event

During the 2017 Christmas Event lasting from 21st December, 2017 to 1st January, 2018, a man was seen setting up a new Christmas tree outside a cabin just before the frozen lake. Unfortunately, his decorations on the tree were stolen. Talk to the man and he would say that he needed some Pokémon to help inspire him how to decorate the tree again. The first Pokémon he requested was Minior, which is rarely found in Cosmeos Valley. Minior comes in 7 colours for its core: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet, which are the same colours as a rainbow. Bring 6 different colours out of all 7 to the man, and he would find the inspiration again.

Next up the man wanted another Pokémon to assist him on wrapping some other decorations on the Christmas tree. The second Pokémon he requested was Comfey, which can be encountered in the flower garden on Route 10. This time player only needed to catch 1. Bring it to the man and he would complete the tree, except that the star was missing. He gave a final request of finding 3 packs of Stardust and 1 Star Piece, which were the special items required for him to craft the star. Conveniently, Staryu on Rosecove Beach can hold either of them, while Star Piece can also be scarcely found in Lagoona Trenches.

After that, all the player needed to do were putting all 4 items in his or her bag and delivering them to that man for the last time. The man would then finish the star, restore the Christmas tree and give the player Sceptilite C as a reward, which was apparently dropped by the thief Pokémon at the same spot last year. The afore-mentioned thief Pokémon was actually lurking in the snow piles here as a random wild encounter, revealing itself to be Christmas Sceptile which has its orbs light up and resembles a Christmas tree itself, according to another girl under the Christmas tree. It comes in 2 variants — the green one had 1/500 (0.2%) chance of showing up, while the white one's encounter rate was 1/1500.

Notable Places

Frozen Lake

Frozen Lake

The frozen lake with a few holes for fishing. Ice Rock is on the far back.

After ascending through the staircases, a frozen lake can be seen with frozen waterfalls on both sides of the lake and a couple of tents lying around. TM7 Hail is in the red tent. A fisherman has drilled some holes for other people to fish, knowing that some wild Pokémon live beneath the ice. An Ice Rock is on the other side of this frozen lake, enabling Eevee to evolve into Glaceon upon levelling up in the snow piles around it.

Inside the upper frozen waterfall to the left, the former HM5 Waterfall — downgraded to TM102 in this game, can be picked up in a hidden room, marking the first time in Pokémon World that the move Waterfall arrives before Surf. To the right is a house with a few coloured jars inside, seemingly related to a puzzle later on.

Entrance of Dendrite Chamber

A fork splits the passage before the end of this route, with the left leading to Frostveil City and the right leading to Dendrite Chamber. Mountaineer Mia is hiding in this passage, waiting to ambush players. After defeating her, a wall with Legendary Pokémon Regice's eye pattern can be seen, but the player must finish the puzzles in Frostveil Catacombs before the chamber door will open.


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
Walking Snow Piles Lv. 34-38
Snover-M XY
Snover-F XY
CommonNever-Melt Ice1 Atk
Swinub XY
CommonNone1 Atk
Vanillite XY
UncommonNever-Melt Ice1 Sp. Atk
Snorunt XY
RareSnowball1 HP
Quick BallDusk Ball
Sneasel-M XY
Sneasel-F XY
Very Rare
Overnight Only
1/80 (1.25%)
Quick Claw1 Speed
Fishing Old Rod Old Rod Lv. 10
Magikarp-M XY
Magikarp-F XY
CommonNone1 Speed
Spheal XY
UncommonNone1 HP
Seel XY
RareNone1 Sp. Def
Bergmite XY
Very Rare
1/70 (Appr. 1.43%)
None1 Def
Fishing Good Rod Good Rod Lv. 20
Spheal XY
CommonNone1 HP
Seel XY
UncommonNone1 Sp. Def
Bergmite XY
RareNone1 Def
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.


Image Pokémon Type Level Ability Item EXP EV Yield
Trainer: Mountaineer Zach Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1792
Snorunt XY
SnoruntIceLv. 55Inner FocusNone7071 HP
Attacks: Frost Breath, Crunch, Earthquake, Blizzard
Swinub XY
Lv. 55Snow CloakNone5891 Atk
Attacks: Earthquake, Flail, Blizzard, Amnesia
Piloswine-M XY
Lv. 56Snow CloakNone18961 HP
1 Atk
Attacks: Thrash, Blizzard, Earthquake, Mist
Trainer: Mountaineer Tawnya Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $1792
Available for rematches — HP Hotspot
Snorunt XY
SnoruntIceLv. 55Inner FocusNone7071 HP
Attacks: Frost Breath, Crunch, Blizzard, Hail
Piloswine-F XY
Lv. 55Snow CloakNone18621 HP
1 Atk
Attacks: Thrash, Blizzard, Earthquake, Mist
Glalie XY
GlalieIceLv. 56Ice BodyNone20162 HP
Attacks: Frost Breath, Blizzard, Hail, Crunch
Trainer: Adventurer Tanner Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball Reward: $880
Available for rematches — EXP and Physical Attack Hotspot
Toxicroak-M XY
Lv. 55AnticipationNone20272 Atk
Attacks: Sludge Bomb, Poison Jab, Venoshock, Nasty Plot
Carnivine XY
CarnivineGrassLv. 55LevitateNone18732 Atk
Attacks: Power Whip, Wring Out, Crunch, Swallow
Beedrill XY
Lv. 55SwarmNone20382 Atk
1 Sp. Def
Attacks: Poison Jab, Fell Stinger, Agility, Endeavor
Trainer: Rising Star Darren Poké BallPoké Ball Reward: $3360
Crawdaunt XY
Lv. 56Shell ArmourNone19682 Atk
Attacks: Swords Dance, Crunch, Crabhammer, Guillotine
Clawitzer XY
ClawitzerWaterLv. 56Mega LauncherNone12002 Sp. Atk
Attacks: Crabhammer, Water Pulse, Smack Down, Aqua Jet
Trainer: Mountaineer Mia Poké Ball Reward: $1824
Mamoswine-F XY
Lv. 57ObliviousNone29193 Atk
Attacks: Earthquake, Mist, Blizzard, Thrash
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
Never-Melt Ice
Never-Melt IceBehind the first cabin on this route, after ascending all staircases and just before entering the frozen lake.
Sceptilite C
Sceptilite CGiven by the man under Christmas Tree after completing 2017 Christmas Event. (Event ended)
Gold Item Ball
TM Ice
TM7 Ice
In a red tent near the frozen lake.
Gold Item Ball
TM Water
TM102 Water
Inside the frozen waterfall.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.


  • Battling Mountaineer Tawnya is a great way to train HP as she offers 4 HP Effort Values, but Attack Reset is required to remove the Physical Attack EVs if they are unwanted.
  • Adventurer Tanner is a new EXP and Physical Attack training spot, awarding more than 5800 EXP, as well as 6 Physical Attack EVs, on par with Gentleman Nolan on Route 8 and giving 1 more than Rising Star Darren on Route 11.
    • However, an unnecessary Special Defense EV is attached, while the total amount of EXP is still lower than that from Punk Guy Nathaniel on the previous route, making Tanner only the third best trainer on EXP grinding.
  • Below the lower frozen waterfall, a signboard pointing further downwards is seen with "Route 217" written on it, possibly referencing Sinnoh Route 217 from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, which is another snowy route, but situated on a much lower ground and has much worse conditions with constant blizzards.
  • Rising Star Darren has exactly the same name and Trainer Class with a trainer on Route 11, but rewards a significantly higher amount of money. He does not seem to recognize the player, though.
    • Unfortunately, Darren on this route is not available for rematches, thus unable to replace his "twin" on Route 11 to be the new money hotspot.
    • This is due to a mistake of the developers not keeping track of what names they have used for the trainers, rather than an intention of having Darren as a recurring trainer like Interviewers Gabby and Ty from Hoenn in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.
  • In addition to Eevee's evolution to Glaceon being unlocked on this route, Crawbrawler also evolves into Crabominable when levelled up here, similar to how it evolves on the icy Mt. Lanakila, Alola in Pokémon Sun and Moon.
  • Route 15 was 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 (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