Pokémon Sword and Shield Route 4 - available Pokémon, items and trainers

Our complete walkthrough for Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Route 4 follows swiftly on from Galar Mine No. 1 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 4: available Pokémon, items and trainers

Route 4 is a simple, pretty route with a handful of trainers, items and Pokémon - pretty much all of which are possible to avoid if you want to go straight on to Turffield just up ahead.


Note that the first woman you see after exciting the mine will heal your squad if you like - and that a Wooloo will come crashing into you as you get about halfway along the route, with Milo, the Grass-type Gym Leader of Turffield, chasing after it.

Available Pokémon

Meowth (Galar)Overworld
PikachuOverworld (Rare in Shield)
EeveeOverworld (Rare in Sword)
FerroseedRandom (Rare)

Available Items

Energy PowderHidden: by sandbags near start of route
EtherHidden: by a rock in first patch of long yellow grass
Cleanse TagIn first patch of grass
Paralyze HealHidden: by one of the large stones in first long grass area
Nest Ball x3In first patch of long grass
Rare CandyHidden: on far right of first long grass area
Energy Powder x2Hidden: by bucket and crate on right of first long grass area
Sharp BeakPast the first long grass area, on the far right by the water
Energy RootHidden: in clearing on left-hand long grass area
Silver PowderBy tree in left-hand long grass area
X Accuracy x2Hidden: By crates in left-hand long grass area
Paralyze HealHidden: On the stone ramp in the furthest long grass area
Revival HerbHidden: In near-left corner of furthest long grass area
TM07 Pin MissileBy Poké Kid Rhys
RepelHidden: in front of wheelbarrow on far left

Trainers and Battles

Pokémon Breeder JaimeMeowth
Poké Kid ShanePikachuLv.15
Pokémon Breeder BradleyElectrike
Poké Kid SunnyMilceryLv.15
Poké Kid MiaEeveeLv.15
Poké Kid RhysJoltik

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.

Other than that brief encounter, catch, collect and battle what you like here and press on!

That's all for Route 4! Next up, it's herding Wooloo in the Turffield Gym mission. In the meantime, 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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