Route 5 is a nice little route with a lengthy bridge - perfect for hatching eggs from the nearby Nursery - and follows on from Turffield and Milo's Gym 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.
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Pokémon Sword and Shield Route 5: available Pokémon, items and trainers
There are two parts to Route 5, really. The first is a nice grassy area just outside of Turffield. The upper part features some long grass and the Pokémon Nursery - the place where you can leave Pokémon to gain Exp. as you walk and, if you leave two that are compatible, breed to lay an Egg.
Be sure to go inside: a breeder in the Nursery will gift you a free Toxel, which evolves into the very useful Toxtricity. The evolution method itself is quite unusual - our guide on how to evolve Toxel into Toxtricity can help with that - but it's well worth it! And, plus, Toxel is super cute.
Other than that, the lower area features a campsite and a few more Pokémon, items and trainers - this route is the first place you can get a Galar Farfetch'd if you'r playing Sword, by the way - and then its time to progress onto the bridge to the east. Oh, and catch a spare Minccino if you have the time - someone wants one in a trade in the next town.
On the bridge there are a number of respawning, hidden Feather items, plus a few trainers and a Doctor, who's being hassled by a group of Team Yell. Defeat them and he'll award you the Rotom Bike, which you can activate with the + button at any time, and boost for a bit with B! It's a great way to get around fast.
Continue over the bridge and Hop will challenge you to another battle. Beat him, press on to the other side for a slightly different group of available wild Pokémon, and then you're all done with route 5!
|Farfetch'd (Galar)||Overworld (Sword)|
|Eldegoss||Drifing down onto the bridge|
|Toxel||Gift in Nursery|
|Heal Ball x3||Lower part of route in grass|
|Shed Shell||In trees, to the right of first grassy area|
|XP Candy XS x5||From Breeder who gives you a Toxel|
|TM31 Attract||Very bottom right corner of lower area, behind the large-ish rock.|
|Big Mushroom x2||Hidden: On the left of the camper's tent|
|Rotom Bike||From surgeon after you rescue him|
|Pretty Feather||Hidden: on the bridge after woman in white (respawns)|
|Muscle Feather||Hidden: on the bridge after man in suit (respawns)|
|Health Feather||Hidden: on the bridge after man in suit (respawns)|
|Clever Feather||Hidden: on the bridge after Hop (respawns)|
|Health Feather||Hidden: on the bridge near the end (respawns)|
|Genius Feather||Hidden: on bridge|
|Absorb Bulb||Hidden: in grass east of the bridge|
|X Sp. Attack x3||Next to Pokémon Breeder Denise|
|Revive||From Hop after beating him|
Trainers and Battles
|Interviewers Gillian and Cam||Helioptile - Klink||Lv.18 - Lv.18|
|Pokémon Breeder Adrian||Stufful|
|Pokémon Breeder Debra||Minccino|
|Team Yell Grunt 1||Zigzagoon|
|Team Yell Grunt 2||Sableye||Lv.18|
Starter 2nd Stage (Drizzile)
|Pokémon Breeder Denise||Cherubi|
|Office Worker Gabrielle||Croagunk||Lv.19|
For more like this, our complete Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough, explainer on the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, and Pokémon Sword and Shield tips are the places to start. Otherwise, we cover everything from the Wild Area and Pokémon Camp to strong-looking Pokémon and autosaving. After discovering the starters Sobble, Scorbunny and Grookey, we have a guide to the Turffield treasure riddle solution, and Ballonlea quiz answers and solutions, lists of all TM locations and TRs, new Gen 8 Pokémon, the Sword and Shield Pokédex, Sword and Shield version differences, all Galarian forms and the Sword and Shield Legendaries. We also have an evolution guide, including details on evolving Applin, Farfetch’d, Milcery, Sinistea, Toxel and Yamask.
That's everything here for now, so continue on to Hulbury, the Water Gym Mission and beating Nessa 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.