Route 3 is the next stop on your quest for Galar's Gym Badges, and follows on from Motostoke City 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 3: available Pokémon, items and trainers
Route 3 is a short and traditional one, leading west from Motostoke City towards the first Galar Mine.
In terms of the story, simply proceed through the route until you reach Sonia, who points out a building up ahead that looks like a factory. Apparently it's owned by Chairman Rose, and processes the ore dug up from the mine just up ahead.
Sonia will give you an Escape Rope - which is now a single, multi-use item, helpfully meaning you only need the one - and there are a few rare new Pokémon to keep an eye out for here on the Route, too.
Finally, note that the lady in front of the Galar Mine entrance will heal your Pokémon - and a campsite where you can do so too. There's a very small part of the route that is technically Route 3, but only accessible from inside the Galar Mine. In other words: onwards!
|Rolycoly||Overworld, second half of route|
|Corvisquire||Overworld, on fence|
|Heal Ball x3||In the second patch of grass, next to a ledge|
|Burn Heal||Hidden: By red sign|
|Escape Rope||From Sonia|
|Revive||Hidden: in a rock near where you talk to Sonia.|
|TM37 Beat Up||Double back on yourself around the corner after chatting to Sonia, it's at a dead end.|
|Cheri Berry||From woman by her tent|
|Super Potion||In final patch of grass|
|Big Mushroom||Hidden: by tree on the right|
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.
Trainers and Battles
|Postman Tad||Delibird||Lv. 14|
That's everything here on Route 3 for now, so continue on to the first Galar Mine 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.