Pokémon Sword and Shield Route 5 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

Our complete walkthrough for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

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.

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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!

Available Pokémon

PokémonNotes
Farfetch'd (Galar)Overworld (Sword)
StuffulOverworld
WobuffetOverworld
SwirlixOverworld (Sword)
SpritzeeOverworld (Shield)
MinccinoOverworld
DrifloonOverworld
DottlerRandom
NuzleafRandom (Sword)
LombreRandom (Shield)
DewpiderRandom
ApplinRandom
NincadaRandom
SkwovetBerry tree
EldegossDrifing down onto the bridge
MagikarpFishing
ChewtleFishing
GoldeenFishing
ToxelGift in Nursery

Available Items

ItemLocation
Heal Ball x3Lower part of route in grass
Shed ShellIn trees, to the right of first grassy area
XP Candy XS x5From Breeder who gives you a Toxel
TM31 AttractVery bottom right corner of lower area, behind the large-ish rock.
Big Mushroom x2Hidden: On the left of the camper's tent
Rotom BikeFrom surgeon after you rescue him
Pretty FeatherHidden: on the bridge after woman in white (respawns)
Muscle FeatherHidden: on the bridge after man in suit (respawns)
Health FeatherHidden: on the bridge after man in suit (respawns)
Clever FeatherHidden: on the bridge after Hop (respawns)
Health FeatherHidden: on the bridge near the end (respawns)
Genius FeatherHidden: on bridge
Absorb BulbHidden: in grass east of the bridge
X Sp. Attack x3Next to Pokémon Breeder Denise
ReviveFrom Hop after beating him

Trainers and Battles

TrainerPokémonLevel
Interviewers Gillian and CamHelioptile - KlinkLv.18 - Lv.18
Pokémon Breeder AdrianStufful
Ralts
Cutiefly
Lv.17
Lv.19
Lv.18
Pokémon Breeder DebraMinccino
Steenee
Lv.17
Lv.19
Cook StuartApplinLv.20
Team Yell Grunt 1Zigzagoon
Thievul
Lv.17
Lv.18
Team Yell Grunt 2SableyeLv.18
HopWooloo
Starter 2nd Stage (Drizzile)
Corvisquire
Lv.18
Lv.21
Lv.19
Pokémon Breeder DeniseCherubi
Woobat
Lv.18
Lv.19
Office Worker GabrielleCroagunkLv.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.

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Chris Tapsell is Eurogamer's Staff Writer, its newest Chris, and a keen explorer of the dark arts of gaming, from League of Legends to the murky world of competitive Pokémon.

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