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.
|Pikachu||Overworld (Rare in Shield)|
|Eevee||Overworld (Rare in Sword)|
|Energy Powder||Hidden: by sandbags near start of route|
|Ether||Hidden: by a rock in first patch of long yellow grass|
|Cleanse Tag||In first patch of grass|
|Paralyze Heal||Hidden: by one of the large stones in first long grass area|
|Nest Ball x3||In first patch of long grass|
|Rare Candy||Hidden: on far right of first long grass area|
|Energy Powder x2||Hidden: by bucket and crate on right of first long grass area|
|Sharp Beak||Past the first long grass area, on the far right by the water|
|Energy Root||Hidden: in clearing on left-hand long grass area|
|Silver Powder||By tree in left-hand long grass area|
|X Accuracy x2||Hidden: By crates in left-hand long grass area|
|Paralyze Heal||Hidden: On the stone ramp in the furthest long grass area|
|Revival Herb||Hidden: In near-left corner of furthest long grass area|
|TM07 Pin Missile||By Poké Kid Rhys|
|Repel||Hidden: in front of wheelbarrow on far left|
Trainers and Battles
|Pokémon Breeder Jaime||Meowth|
|Poké Kid Shane||Pikachu||Lv.15|
|Pokémon Breeder Bradley||Electrike|
|Poké Kid Sunny||Milcery||Lv.15|
|Poké Kid Mia||Eevee||Lv.15|
|Poké Kid Rhys||Joltik|
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.
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.