Pokémon Sword and Shield Route 1 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

Our complete walkthrough for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Route 1 is a short and simple route, and follows on from your first visit to the Slumbering Weald in your quest through Pokémon Sword and Shield's main story.

On each page of our walkthrough like this, we'll cover any and all of the obtainable Pokémon, item locations, trainers and their teams that you might come across here, as well as walking you through any key steps of the story, puzzles or challenges along the way.

Where applicable, note that our walkthrough pages will be down into separate sections referring to each of your visits to a given location, seeing as you often backtrack or revisit various places in your quest to become Galar League Champion. And of course if there are any, we'll clearly mark any spoilers, too!

For more explainers, meanwhile, or walkthrough pages on more locations in Sword and Shield, head back to our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and guide hub.

On this page:

Pokémon Sword and Shield Route 1: available Pokémon, items and trainers

Route 1 is nice and simple! The only thing of note here is its shape: the little path that loops round to the right is now open, so you can have a rustle in the long grass and collect a few new Pokémon and items, if you wish.

pokemon_sword_shield_route_1

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
RookideeOverworld
SkwovetOverworld
WoolooOverworld
NickitOverworld
BlipbugRandom
GrubbinRandom
HoothootRandom

Available Items

ItemLocation
PotionBetween first two patches of grass
Paralyze Heal x2In third patch of grass

2020 has seen a few new announcements - such as Mythical Zarude, the ability to transfer Pokémon to Pokémon Home, news of the Sword and Shield Expansion Pass and the release of Gigantamax Toxtricity. Elsewhere, our Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough gives an overview of the game. Otherwise, we cover everything from the Wild Area, starters Sobble, Scorbunny and Grookey, lists of all TM locations and TRs, all Galarian forms and the Legendaries Zacian and Zamazenta.


That's everything here for now, on this nice and simple little route, so continue on to Wedgehurst and the Pokémon Lab for the next steps in your quest, or cycle back to our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and guide hub for all the other pages we have like this.

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