Main Walkthrough

Route 7 Pokémon
  • Audino - Common, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Cubchoo - Common, Tall Grass, Winter
  • Deerling - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons - Form changes based on season
  • Emolga - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Foongus - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Seviper - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Tranquill - Common, Tall Grass, Not available in Winter
  • Unfezant - Rare, Rustling Grass, Not available in Winter
  • Watchog - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Zangoose - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Zebstrika - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
In a strange twist from past gym leaders, Mistralton City leader Skyla is actually around when you first come calling - and is willing to fight, to boot. This being an exhaustive exploration of Unova, however, we're going to ignore her invitation for now and look for Professor Juniper. She said she was off to the Celestial Tower, and only Route 7 stands between you and that hallowed resting place of Pokémon.

Head east out of Mistralton City and go north. You'll soon be confronted by a big patch of grass, over which stands a thin beam that's easy to fall from, and a path guarded by a trainer. Which you take is up to you, though if you enter the grass (which will rustle, despite appearing to be the longer, unshakable variety) you can find a Zinc and a Foongus-in-disguise (the upper item ball). You may also run afoul of a trainer who wants a Rotation Battle.

Youngster Cody
  • Stoutland, level 33
  • Deering, level 33
  • Deerling, level 33
Reward: 528 P

If you decide to take the land route - or if you want to max out your experience and cash by going both ways - expect to face this guy instead. You'll also receive an Xtransceiver call if you picked up the Dropped Item in Nimbasa City.

Pokémon Breeder Marcus
  • Ducklett, level 34
  • Tranquill, level 34
Reward: 1,088 P

Next to the high beam is a house. Inside is a hiker who will trade you a Gigalith for an Emolga, which is possibly one of the best Pokémon trade deals of all time, as you normally have to trade with another flesh-and-bloody player to get a Gigalith. Next to this house is a Hidden Grotto in the trees.

Beyond the high beam you'll find a trainer waiting for a Triple Battle.

Lass Flo
  • Ducklett, level 33
  • Unfezant, level 33
  • Ducklett, level 33
Reward: 528 P

Further north the path will run down two lines of tall grass. In the middle of the grass is a trainer.

Nursery Aide Hollie
  • Cleffa, level 34
  • Cinccino, level 34
Reward: 1,360 P

Patrolling the grass on the left side here is another trainer.

Preschooler Greg
  • Sunflora, level 34
Reward: 136 P

A little ways west of Greg, in the grass, is a Leaf Stone. Further northwest is a Foongus sitting in the open, and, at the end of the road, Celestial Tower. Check behind the right side for a hidden TinyMushroom, and, hey. You're good. Piece of cake.

... only that's not the end of Route 7. You can't go in yet, we have to explore the whole Route! East of the path to Celestial Tower is a small clearing with an item ball containing an Elixir. Also here is another tiny trainer.

Preschooler Chrissy
  • Darumaka, level 34
Reward: 136 P

Grab the Elixir and backtrack to the older trainer at the southern end of the grass path, then hop on the high beam and make your way across the grass. You'll find a house, and the rock beside it contains a Revive. Inside the house an old man will give you Pokedex entries for Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus, all legendary Pokémon originating in Unova. The younger woman by the TV will restore your Pokémon to full health.

Head back outside and continue east. Mom will send you an Xtransceiver call Standing beside a small ledge are two trainers, ready for a double battle.

Twins Sola & Ana
  • Seviper, level 33
  • Zangoose, level 33
Reward: 528 P

Behind them is a pit filled with grass, topped by a walkway. On it is a patrolling harlequin you'll have to work hard to avoid - he moves fast. Otherwise, get ready for a fight.

Harlequin Pat
  • Baltoy, level 35
Reward: 1,120 P

Just beyond here is TM81 X-Scissor, one of the better Bug-type moves you'll find in the game and great for knocking off Psychic-, Dark-, and Grass-types. Grab it and clamber out of the lowlands, heading north.. where you'll find more of the same thing: Grass, walkways, and a Harlequin.

Harlequin Ian
  • Baltoy, level 35
Reward: 1,120 P

Past this point, to the north, is the entrance to Twist Mountain. You'll be stopped from entering by Marshal, the Fighting-type master of the Elite Four, who insists that the inside of Twist Mountain has collapsed. You'll have to come back later... as in, after you beat the game. Time to turn around and head back to Celestial Tower.