Route 8 is a route that connects Lagoona Lake and Rosecove City. Rival Jake meets the player here and joins the player in battles against other trainers, making those fights into Double Battles until he leaves at the Rosecove Beach gate. After each trainer battle, he heals the player's Pokémon.

Notable Places

Old Well

As shown in the photo, there is an old, mysterious well. If the player has an Odd Keystone in their bag, he or she may throw it into the well after clicking on it. Immediately after a short cutscene, the player encounters a Wild Spiritomb. The Odd Keystone can be obtained through underwater mining at Lagoona Trenches, but it is one of the rarest treasures there, so players are recommended to save beforehand and turn off the Auto Save function when they are about to throw an Odd Keystone into the well instead of trying to dig out more Odd Keystones for second chances.

Secret Pond

Opposite to Lady Lusine, there is a narrow path that requires HM1 Cut to access. Inside is a secret pond that has a Dawn Stone on the small bridge over the pond that cannot be fished in for now. There is also a mysterious crack in the wall.

2015 Christmas Event

The Christmas Event was located at the end of Route 8. There is a building that sold Hot Chocolate, which has the equivalent effects of Soda Pop and heals 60 HP, for 350 dollars and only during the event. A free Shiny Snover, which was holding the Mega Stone Abomasite, could also be received by helping Mrs. Claus cutting down the trees during the Christmas Event. Mrs. Claus was extremely worried that those trees could not be sold as Christmas Trees in time because the Lumberjacks on Route 7 did not arrive as they should, but with a Pokémon possessing HM Cut, the player helped cutting down all the trees, though it frightened the Shiny Snover, which was hiding in these trees, in the process. The event lasted for exactly a week, from 24th December (Christmas Eve) to 31st December, 2015 (New Year's Eve).


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. 13-16
Oddish XY
CommonAbsorb Bulb1 Sp. Atk
Bellsprout XY
CommonNone1 Atk
Lillipup XY
UncommonNone1 Atk
Starly-M XY
Starly-F XY
UncommonNone1 Speed
Luxury Ball
Buneary XY
UncommonNone1 Speed
Espurr XY
UncommonNone1 Speed
Herdier XY
RareNone2 Atk
Staravia-M XY
Staravia-F XY
RareNone2 Speed
Swablu XY
RareNone1 Sp. Def
Luxury Ball
Riolu XY
Very Rare
None1 Atk
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.


Warning: Players can only battle the following Pokémon once! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.

Pokémon Type Level Image Rarity EV Yield Item
Set Encounter
Requires Odd Keystone Odd Keystone
Lv. 15
Spiritomb XY
One Only1 Def
1 Sp. Def
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 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 Set Encounter Pokémon.


Warning: Only available during the 2015 Christmas Event. Requires HM1 Cut. Players can receive this Pokémon once only.

PokémonTypeLevelImageHeld ItemStatus
GrassIce Lv. 15
Snover-M-Shiny XY


Snover-F-Shiny XY


Abomasite DW




Double Battles

Note: Trainers marked with a star symbol (*) are available for rematches. After Jake leaves, subsequent rematches become Single Battles instead.

Trainer Pokémon Type Level Image EXP EV Yield Reward
Rival Jake

Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
VaporeonWaterLv. 24
Vaporeon-back XY
NidorinoPoisonLv. 21
Nidorino-back XY
BlitzleElectricLv. 20
Blitzle-back XY
Bird Keeper Armen
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 23
Pidgeotto XY
6012 Speed $960
Lv. 23
Fletchinder XY
6602 Speed
Lv. 24
Staravia-M XY
6122 Speed
Lady Lusine
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 22
Gloom-F XY
6502 Sp. Atk
Lv. 22
Ivysaur XY
6691 Sp. Atk
1 Sp. Def
Spring Form
Lv. 23
Deerling-Spring XY
3301 Speed
Lv. 23
Venonat XY
3001 Sp. Def
Schoolgirl Stacie
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
PlusleElectricLv. 23
Plusle XY
6991 Speed $736
MinunElectricLv. 23
Minun XY
6991 Speed
HerdierNormalLv. 23
Herdier XY
6402 Atk
PuruglyNormalLv. 23
Purugly XY
7782 Speed
Schoolboy Deven
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 24
Numel-M XY
3131 Sp. Atk
Lv. 23
Combusken-M XY
6991 Atk
1 Sp. Atk
HeatmorFireLv. 22
Heatmor XY
7962 Sp. Atk
TorkoalFireLv. 22
Torkoal XY
7772 Def
Lumberjack Benson
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Bibarel ×2Normal
Lv. 23
Bibarel-M XY
709 ×22 Atk
Natural Form
NormalLv. 24
Furfrou-Natural XY
8481 Speed
HerdierNormalLv. 24
Herdier XY
6682 Atk
Gentleman Nolan *
Physical Attack Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 22
Gible-M XY
2821 Atk
HerdierNormalLv. 23
Herdier XY
6402 Atk
GrowlitheFireLv. 22
Growlithe XY
3301 Atk
Lv. 23
Weepinbell XY
6752 Atk
DelcattyNormalLv. 23
Delcatty XY
6551 HP
1 Speed
Hiker Anson *
Physical Defense Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Graveler ×2
Kanto Form
Lv. 24
Graveler-Kanto XY
704 ×22 Def
Lv. 25
Rhyhorn-M XY
3691 Def
Lv. 24
Onix XY
3961 Def
Black Belt Gresham
Poké BallPoké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Machoke ×2FightingLv. 24
Machoke XY
730 ×22 Atk
HitmonchanFightingLv. 25
Hitmonchan XY
8512 Sp. Def
Lv. 25
Monferno XY
7601 Sp. Atk
1 Speed
Some of the rewards, Pokémon Levels and EXP Points in the above matches have been modified during certain updates. Please check the trivia section for details.

Single Battle

Note: The following trainer can only be fought in Single Battle because Jake has already left by the time player reaches this trainer.

Trainer Pokémon Type Level Image EXP EV Yield Reward
Artist Stan
Poké Ball
SmeargleNormalLv. 27
Smeargle XY
5091 Speed $432

There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.


State Item Obtaining Location
Item Ball
Ultra Ball
Ultra BallDeep in a gap separated by a line of trees behind Lumberjack Benson.
AbomasiteHeld by the Shiny Snover received after completing 2015 Christmas Event. (Event ended)
Hot Chocolate
Hot ChocolatePurchase inside a house around the end of this route. 350 dollars for a cup. (Event ended)
Requires HM Normal HM1 Cut
Item Ball
Dawn Stone
Dawn StoneOn a small bridge above a secret pond opposite to Lady Lusine.
Gold Item Ball
TM Bug
TM76 Bug
Struggle Bug
Near the end of this route, in a small area surrounded by trees.
Some of the items have been added during certain updates, or are event-only. Please check the corresponding section for details.


  • Buneary is widely known as one of the two hardest-to-evolve Pokémon, along with Type: Null, that requires happiness to evolve because its base happiness is 0.
    • All Wild Buneary found on this route are at Lv. 13 or above, so all wild Buneary have Frustration as a moveslot, which is very powerful when the user's happiness is low.
    • It is recommended to catch Buneary with the Luxury Ball found on Route 10 to speed up the process of gaining happiness.
  • Hot Chocolate heals more than a bottle of scientifically made Super Potion, yet it costs half the price of the Super Potion. However, it is slightly more expensive than Soda Pop (which has the same effect and costs 300 dollars) in the core series games prior to Pokémon Sun and Moon.
  • All of Gentleman Nolan's Pokémon give Physical Attack Effort Values except for his Delcatty (which gives 1 HP Effort Value and 1 Speed Effort Value), making him an optimal hotspot for training the Physical Attack stat of the player's Pokémon.
    • Even though Worker Deven in Cragonos Mines took over the best spot for training Physical Attack until his disappearance, many players still find Nolan for rematch due to the amount of money he gives when defeated.
    • Unfortunately, Anthian City update drastically reduced the monetary reward from Gentleman Nolan, as he now awards 1656 dollars, far less than 2760 dollars that he offered before.
    • For players who completed the Anthian City storyline and accessed Route 11, Rising Star Darren is a far better hotspot than Gentleman Nolan, as he offers the same amount of money as Nolan did before, in addition to providing only Physical Attack EVs, though a raging sandstorm lasts throughout all battles there.
  • Hiker Anson is currently one of the best places to train for Physical Defense, with his Pokémon giving a total of 6 Defense Effort Values, tying with Hiker Jackson on Cragonos Cliffs.
    • Players should be wary of the powerful attack Self-Destruct.
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