Route 6 is a rocky, ladder-filled route joining Hammerlocke to Stow-on-Side, 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 6 Pokémon, items and trainers
Entering Route 6, across the bridge from Hammerlocke, you'll be blocked once more by Team Yell, who are weirdly concerned about a random Silicobra.
Hop turns up, but Yell still won't let you through because apparently you're too loud and might wake it up, which is ironic given the racket they tend to make. Give them a battle and they'll buzz off, with Silicobra unharmed, and then an old lady called Opal will appear and give you her League Card - turns out she's the Gym Leader up in Ballonlea!
With that all done and dusted, it's time to head on through the route. There are a few different paths you can take here - in the form of ladders up and down different levels - so make sure you explore every nook and cranny to collect all the items and Pokémon we've listed below.
Finally, there's also a person called Cara Liss, by the campsite, who's researching fossils. Come to her with two different fossils and she'll splice them back to life in the form of a proper Pokémon, which is neat!
|Arctozolt||Dino + Bird Fossils|
|Dracozolt||Drake + Bird Fossils|
|Dracovish||Drake + Fish Fossils|
|Arctovish||Dino + Fish Fossils|
|Opal's League Card||From Opal, after beating Team Yell Grunts|
|Ultra Ball x3||Jump off the first ledge in first patch of grass|
|Rare Bone x2||Hidden: next to Model Nicola|
|TM30 Steel Wing||Area on upper right - go through the long grass right of Backpacker Ruth|
|Rare Candy||Hidden: by small rock near long grass below Backpacker Ruth|
|TM15 Dig||By the camp|
|Fossilized Dino x2||Hidden (Sword): By dome-like rock in front of area with camp site|
|Fossilized Fish||Hidden (Shield): By dome-like rock in front of area with camp site|
|Light Clay||On a ledge left of Backpacker Diana. Go up the ladder, left, and down the other ladder to get it|
Trainers and Battles
|Team Yell Grunt 1||Stunky|
|Team Yell Grunt 2||Liepard||Lv.30|
|Medical Team Iwan and Evelyn||Togetic - Pawniard||Lv.31 - Lv.31|
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, so your next stop is Stow-on-Side and Bea or Allister's Gym. Otherwise, head back to our main Pokémon Sword and Shield walkthrough and guide hub for all the other pages we have like this.