There aren’t too many blocked-off areas in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, however, Route 224 is one such location. There is some great loot here, plus some strong trainers. There’s even a secret path here that leads to a mythical Pokémon!
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The Requirements for Unlocking Route 224
There are two things that you need to do to open the way to Route 224. Firstly, you need to have entered the Hall of Fame. The only way to do this is to beat the Pokémon League at least once.
The other thing you need to do is obtain the National Pokédex. Once you’ve seen all of the 151 pocket monsters in the Sinnoh region, you can talk to Professor Rowan in Sandgem town for a Pokédex upgrade. Professor Oak will show up and give you a National Pokédex.
Thankfully, you don’t need to catch all 151 Sinnoh Pokémon—just see them. Although, due to the version exclusivity of some species, you must do a bit of trading with someone who has a different version of the game than you.
Where to Find the Entrance to Route 224
After you’ve met the requirements that unlock the way, you’ll have to head back into Victory Road. Start from the end of Victory Road where the Pokémon League is located. Then, head south across the wooden bridge to where a Dragon Tamer is located.
Following this, descend the southern rocky slope with Rock Climb and then walk west. Travel north at the next intersection, which will lead you under a wooden bridge. At this point, you’ll see a Veteran to the east next to a short staircase leading south. Walk up the short staircase.
From there, go across the wooden bridge that you just walked under. At this point, follow the linear path to the cave exit that was previously blocked by the NPC in blue overalls. Beyond this exit, you’ll find Route 224.
Why You Should Explore Route 224
Since this is an endgame area, you can find powerful trainers and rare Pokémon here. Also, there are quite a few useful items to be found. To top it off, this is also the place you need to visit for a Shaymin event.
The Wild Pokémon You Can Find Here
|Pokémon||Encounter Location Type||Level Range||Encounter Rate|
|Gloom||Grass||53||5%—any time of day|
|Weepinbell||Grass||53||5%—any time of day|
|Beautifly||Grass||23||5%—any time of day|
|Roselia||Grass||52 to 54||20%—any time of day|
|Buizel||Grass||23||4%—any time of day|
|Floatzel||Grass||53 to 54||20% during morning and day; 30% during night|
|Shellos (East Sea)||Grass||23||1%—any time of day|
|Gastrodon (East Sea)||Grass||52 to 53||20% during morning and day; 30% during night|
|Chatot||Grass||52 to 54||20% during morning and day; 0% during night|
|Tentacruel||Surfing||40 to 55||35%—any time of day|
|Pelipper||Surfing||40 to 55||65%—any time of day|
|Magikarp||Fishing (Old Rod)||3 to 10||100%—any time of day|
|Magikarp||Fishing (Good Rod)||10 to 25||55%—any time of day|
|Remoraid||Fishing (Good Rod)||10 to 25||45%—any time of day|
|Gyarados||Fishing (Super Rod)||30 to 40||40%—any time of day|
|Octillery||Fishing (Super Rod)||20 to 50||45%—any time of day|
|Luvdisc||Fishing (Super Rod)||20 to 30||15%—any time of day|
|Natu||Grass (Swarm)||53||40%—any time of day|
|Duskull||Grass (Poké Radar)||23||2%—any time of day|
|Dusclops||Grass (Poké Radar)||52 to 54||20%—any time of day|
Items That You Can Find Here
- Stardust (x3)—all hidden on the rocks along the beach
- Razor Claw—on the spit of land at the very south
- Sitrus Berry (x2)—on berry trees in the middle of the area
- Bluk Berry (x3)—on berry trees in the middle of the area
- Nanab Berry (x3)—on berry trees in the middle of the area
- Wepear Berry (x3)—on berry trees in the middle of the area
- Rare Candy—on the spit of land southwest of the berry trees
- PP Max—hidden on the row of trees southwest of the beach
- Big Pearl—hidden in the deep water north of the barren island in the northeast of the area
- Pearl (x2)—hidden in the deep water north of the barren island in the northeast of the area
- Destiny Knot—northeast of Dragon Tamer Hayden
The Shaymin Event
Between February 27 and March 27, 2022, the key item known as “Oak’s Letter” was distributed online worldwide for Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. If you got Oak’s Letter, you can use it on Route 224 to open up the Seabreak Path. This new path leads to the Flower Paradise, where you could find a level 30 Shaymin.
After obtaining Oak’s Letter, Professor Oak will appear by the white rock on the north end of this route. When spoken to, Professor Oak will tell the player to interact with the white rock and type in what they’re most grateful for. After you input any word, the Seabreak Path will appear.