Maybe you've just arrived in Nimbasa City and you want to get the lay of the land before you try out the gym. Maybe you've already trounced the gym and want to look around before you move on. Maybe you're just returning here after beating the rest of the game, having not noticed this little route. Regardless of the circumstances, you'll find Route 16 if you go out the northeast tunnel in Nimbasa City. It's worth the trip.

Route 16 Pokémon
  • Audino - Common, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Cinccino - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Emolga - Uncommon, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Gothita - Common, Tall Grass, All Seasons - Black 2 only
  • Liepard - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Minccino - Common, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Solosis - Common, Tall Grass, All Seasons - White 2 only
  • Trubbish - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
If you haven't checked out the tunnel before, speak to the baseball player near the entrance for a Macho Brace. Then head through the tunnel and out onto the road. The first thing you'll encounter is a trainer.

Depot Agent Hank
  • Drilbur, level 25
Reward: 1,000 P

Carry on down the road. If you walk right down the middle of the road as it veers south you'll receive an Xtransceiver call, assuming you picked up the Dropped Item in Nimbasa City. South of here there's a trainer on a bike zipping around, and he'll attack if he sees you.

Cyclist Hector
  • Tranquill, level 25
Reward: 800 P


You'll see an entrance to the forest to your north. Ignore it for now and continue east to find two trainers waiting at the side of the road.

Backers Stu & Art
  • Scraggy, level 24
  • Scraggy, level 24
Reward: 1,152 P

A little further past here you'll see yet another cyclist.

Cyclist Krissa
  • Whirlipede, level 25
Reward: 800 P

Past this cyclist and a little ways north is the tunnel away from the route. Check the guy beside the vending machine for a Fresh Water, then talk to the girl in front of the elevator. You'll learn that it's broken, and it won't be fixed any time soon. Dead end for this path. Head back to Route 16.


Beside the paired trainers you'll see a giant rock. If one of your Pokémon has Strength, you can push the rock into the hole just to the north and gain access to the dark grass beyond. A ways northeast up this path you'll encounter a trainer.

Backpacker Blossom
  • Liepard, level 25
Reward: 600 P

Aside from being a decent training spot, there's also a TinyMushroom hidden on the empty square at the far north of this short path, and if you check to the east, beside the fence, you'll find TM66 Payback.

Return to the road and head down to the lighter tall grass leading north. It leads to another backpacker.

Backpacker Ivan
  • Watchog, level 25
Reward: 600 P

To the backpacker's left is a tree you can Cut down. Do so and you'll find a Heal Ball tucked at the back of this short path. Backtrack, then keep following the path through the trees to the northeast. They'll lead you to Lostlorn Forest.


Lostlorn Forest Pokémon
  • Audino - Common, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Combee - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Cottonee - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons - Black 2 only
  • Emolga - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Heracross - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons - Black 2 only
  • Leavanny - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Lilligant - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons - White 2 only
  • Pansage - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Pansear - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Panpour - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Petilil - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons - White 2 only
  • Pinsir - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons - White 2 only
  • Roselia - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Roserade - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Swadloon - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Venipede - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Vespiquen - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Whimsicott - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons, Black 2 only
  • Whirlipede - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
Welcome to a tiny slice of weirdness which, unfortunately, you can't fully explore just yet - though what's available now is more than worth the detour. Immediately to the north of you is Breeder, so walk up and get into a fight. Given the close proximity to the entrance fighting this Breeder over and over is a great way to level up your team.

Pokémon Breeder Galen
  • Tranquill, level 24
  • Liepard, level 24
Reward: 768 P

In a small tree stump beside Galen is an Ultra Ball. Grab it, then head north around the stump. You'll see a conspicuous green lump ahead, and under it is a trainer.

Pokémon Ranger Serenity
  • Trubbish, level 26
Reward: 1,560 P, Pecha Berry

Head north and into the larger field. There's a Ranger on patrol whom you can battle.

Pokémon Ranger Forrest
  • Emolga, level 26
Reward: 1,560 P, Cheri Berry


That's all the trainers out of the way. Now you can explore... though there isn't a heck of a lot to see in this part of the woods. Go east from the ranger to find a Net Ball on the ground, then head west to the other side of the woods. You'll find a Backpacker who will ask you about the Pokémon Zoroark. He'll give you a TM95 Snarl regardless of your answer, then take off. Surprise. Head south of where you saw the Backpacker and stand on the patch of dirt amid the grass. To the right of it is a hidden Leaf Stone.

As mentioned, that's all you can do here for now. The rest of Lostlorn Forest will have to wait until you have both Surf and Waterfall. Take advantage of the green grass and try to hunt down some Audino, as well as the rest of the Pokémon living in here. There are some really neat beasties that are worth catching if you have the patience.