Part 13: Route 4

Main Walkthrough

Desert Resort Pokémon
  • Darukmaka - Common, Deep Sand, All Seasons
  • Dwebble - Rare, Deep Sand, All Seasons
  • Maractus - Rare, Deep Sand, All Seasons
  • Sandile - Common, Deep Sand, All Seasons
  • Sandshrew - Uncommon, Deep Sand, All Seasons
  • Scraggy - Uncommon, Deep Sand, All Seasons (Route 4 entrance only)
  • Sigilyph - Uncommon, Deep Sand, All Seasons
  • Trapinch - Rare, Deep Sand, All Seasons
At the end of Route 4 you're presented with a choice. Either continue north and on to Nimbasa City, or head west and check out Desert Resort. It's not a compulsory diversion, but since there are a ton of items to be found, we'll have a look at the Desert Resort.

Your first job when you enter the Desert Resort is to talk to the Nurse a little ways north of the entrance. You'll be challenged to a quick fight.

Nurse Mariah
  • Cleffa, level 22
Reward: 880 P

Nurses in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 serve the same role as doctors, restoring the health of the Pokémon on your team. Mariah is a fantastic waypoint for searching Desert Resort, as you may often need to heal, given the strength of the competition and the Resort's constant sandstorm status. Unless your active Pokémon is Rock-type or Steel-type they will take damage every turn.

The rest of this walkthrough will assume a north-to-west-to south-to-west-to-north-and-so-forth search pattern. If you want to wander around in your own pattern you will run into trainers and items in a different order.

To your immediate north, patrolling a small stretch of sand, is a trainer.

Ranger Adja
  • Magby, level 23
Reward: 1,380 P, Rawst Berry

To the east of the Ranger is a Yellow Shard against a canyon wall. Grab it, then talk to the suited man in the nearby pit. He'll give you a Soft Sand for your Ground-type Pokémon, which will come in very handy for the next gym. 

Further north you'll find a deep sand pit. Hidden near the top of it is a Super Repel. Head west a full screen to find a Heart Scale. To the immediate south is a set of stairs, and near them a trainer. Challenge him first.

Psychic Tommy
  • Woobat, level 22
  • Yamask, level 22
Reward: 704 P

Pull out your Dowsing Machine to find a Ground Gem near the southwestern edge of the sand dune, then go down the stairs. 

Relic Castle Pokémon
  • Sandile - Common, Walking, All Seasons
  • Sandshrew - Uncommon, Walking, All Seasons
  • Yamask - Common, Walking, All Seasons
You're now in the Relic Castle, an area you can't fully explore at this point. Head west, slowly skirting the edge of the sand pit (if you run you'll slip in) and fight the trainer near the next set of stairs.

Psychic Perry
  • Sigilyph, level 23
Reward: 736 P

Down the stairs from the first Psychic you'll run into another one.

Psychic Dua
  • Gothita, level 23
Reward: 736 P

Behind the trainer you'll find TM39 Rock Tomb. Snag the TM, then go back up the stairs and step into one of the two sand pits. You'll be dropped down a floor, where you'll find a third Psychic. 

Psychic Low
  • Solosis, level 23
Reward: 736 p

Go up the stairs once you've defeated the Psychic and you'll pop out near the entrance again. There's a great deal more to Relic Castle, but you can't get to it from here. You'll be back to Relic Castle later as part of an optional section, two cities from now.

Desert Resort

Carry on southbound from the stairs to Relic Castle. On a nearby hill you'll see a trainer moving around in a circle. Stop her to battle.

Backpacker Clara
  • Sandshrew, level 22
Reward: 528 P

Check the spot the Backpacker was so dutifully circling. You'll find a Blue Shard in the sand. Grab it, then go down the hill to the east and sift through the sand. Near the center, hidden in the sand, is a Star Piece. Continue south to find another trainer.

Ranger Jaden
  • Darumaka, level 23
Reward: 1,380 P, Rawst Berry

In a pit near the Ranger is a Stardust. Grab it, head back east to heal at Nurse Clara, then trek west. You'll find a sand pit in the shape of a plus sign. To the south of this is a Green Shard. Head north once you have it and, soon, you'll see a Blue Shard in a small pit. Further north yet is another trainer.

Backpacker Walt
  • Sandile, level 22
Reward: 528 P

Walt, like the previous backpacker, was also circling something: A Red Shard. Snag it, then carry on north until you reach the edge of the area. Up here you'll find a Ranger who will give you an ExtraLink Funfest mission, as well as a Psychic circling a patch of rubble.

Psychic Future
  • Munna, level 23
Reward: 736 P

On a small rise up here is a Nugget. The rubble used to be an entrance to Relic Castle, but you can't go through here anymore. Ah well. Head back south. After a big patch of deep sand you'll come across a backpacker by some rocks. Grab the item near him - a Red Shard - then get into a fight with the man.

Backpacker Sam
  • Dwebble, level 22
Reward: 528 P

Go south from the Backpacker and enter the small niche between the rock walls. Inside you'll be challenged by another Backpacker.

Backpacker Tami
  • Drillbur, level 22
Reward: 528 P

South of Tami you'll find a series of narrow passages between the rocks. Check to the southeast of the entrance to find a Fire Stone in a corner using your Dowsing Machine, then check to the west of the stone for a Max Ether.

That's it! You've covered the entirety of Desert Resort. You can now head back to Route 4 and carry on north to Nimbasa City. Hopefully you got yourself a good Ground-type Pokémon, as the gym leader in your near future loves shocking her opponents.