Leading on from Hau'oli City, Route 2 is really the first 'proper' route you'll get access to in Pokémon Sun and Moon, with plenty going on in terms of trainers, Pokémon and items to investigate.
Ae main connecting route, featuring the Hau'oli Cemetary and Berry Fields, Route 2 leads to the Trial of Captain Ilima at Verdant Cavern, but also features a handy Pokémon Center, so use it to train up and get prepared!
Route 2 - Hau'oli Cemetary
As you enter Route 2, that pesky Tauros runs off again, with Kahuna Hala chasing. Ahead lies the route proper, but to the right you can swing into the Hau'oli Cemetary to find a few extra items, trainers, and wild Pokémon to catch.
|Item||Where to find||Notes|
|Paralyze Heal||Behind the first tombstone|
|TM100 Confide||Top right behind the hedge row|
|Super Potion||Top left of the cemetary|
|Big Mushroom||Top right of the cemetary|
|Office Worker Jeremy||Diglett||Lvl.9|
Route 2 - Berry Fields
Back to Route 2 proper, and there are plenty of things to see for the first time, including berry trees, shaking grass, and more.
The new shaking grass mechanic sees wild Pokémon now visually indicated for the first time, and will run at you to start combat. Which Pokémon are in the long grass, however, is still a mystery until you battle them.
Take on the various trainers and wild Pokémon whilst heading north through the route, until you hit the Berry Fields. There, a Delibird grabs your bag before you can do anything, and drags you over to the fields. Team Skull are trying to steal berries - help!
|Item||Where to find||Notes|
|Heal Ball||By the ledge, to the right|
|Super Potion||behind truck by buildings on left of route|
|Nest Balls x2||man in the building on the left|
|Oran Berry||berry guy by Team Skull|
|Persim Berry x3||under the berry tree behind him|
|Revive||Delibird by sofa in house by Berry Fields|
|Silver Powder||In top-right corner behind Berry house|
|Paralyze Heal (Hidden)||In buckets at left side of Berry fields|
|Big Mushroom||Bottom left of Berry Fields|
|Stardust (Hidden)||By blue and green palm trees, round the back of Berry house next to and outside of the fence|
|Revive||Through gap in fence by grass on the left, up the hill, by a ledge|
|Super Potion||By the Lass|
|Revive x3||From Hau in the Pokémon Center|
|Sitrus, Chesto, Leppa x2, and Persim Berries||Under berry tree by Pokémon Center|
|Team Skull Grunt||Drowzee||Lvl.10|
Need more tips? Use our Pokémon Sun and Moon Walkthrough and guide for the main story, our competitive training guide for info on IVs, EV training, Hyper Training and bottle cap farming, and breeding explained, our choice of the best Pokémon Sun and Moon starter from Rowlet, Litten and Popplio, as well as an in-progress list of where to find Zygarde Cells and Cores and our guide to the Battle Tree and both Battling and Trading in the Festival Plaza. We also have a list of QR codes list, Z Crystal locations, Mega Stone locations, Eevium Z Eevee User locations for Extreme Evoboost, evolutions for Alolan Forms and other new Sun and Moon Pokémon and fast way to increase a Pokémon's Happiness, plus how to transfer across Ash-Greninja from the Sun and Moon Demo, where to catch the Tapu Guardians, how to catch the Ultra Beasts, and how to download the Munchlax Mystery Gift.
Aside from that battle with Team Skull, there are a couple of other noteworthy events on Route 2. There's a full motel; a girl willing to trade her Machop for a Spearow in the Pokémon Center, which can be easily caught on the nearby Route 3; and a lady in a hat in the Pokémon Center will also reward you with $3,000 for showing her a Cutiefly you've caught from Route 3, too.
After you've investigated everything here, it's onwards to your first ever Trial, in Verdant Cavern!