Main Walkthrough

Route 3 Pokémon
  • Audino - Common, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Basculin - Common, Surfing / Whirlpool, All Seasons
  • Corphish - Common, Surfing / Whirlpool, All Seasons
  • Crawdaunt - Rare, Whirlpool, All Seasons
  • Herdier - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Purrloin - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Stoutland - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Tranquill - Common, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Unfezant - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Watchog - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Yanma - Rare, Tall Grass, All Seasons
  • Yanmega - Rare, Rustling Grass, All Seasons
  • Zebstrika - Uncommon, Tall Grass, All Seasons

Found to the east of Nacrene City, Route 3 is another area in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 that you can't visit until you've become Champion of Unova. It's a pretty straightforward Route, which should be no surprise since it used to be one of the first Routes you visited in Black and White.

A short way into Route 3 you'll run into your first trainer, who will challenge you to a Rotation Battle. She's protecting a Quick Ball.

School Kid Marsha
  • Skiploom, level 61
  • Jumpluff, level 61
  • Bellossom, level 61
Reward: 1,220 P

Just beyond Marsha is a bridge stretching over water. If you Surf off of the bridge and sail to the northwest you'll run into a trainer. He's easy to beat, but... it takes a little while. Through the grass to the west of the trainer you'll find an Ultra Ball, hidden on a bare patch. North of the trainer you'll find a Full Restore and a Calcium. There's a bare patch of ground east of this landing spot, and if you check it out you'll find a Hidden Grotto.

Fisherman Mack
  • Magikarp, level 58 x 6
Reward: 1,856 P

Sail back south and cross the bridge. As you cross to the east you'll see another Fisherman, parked beside a Zinc.

Fisherman Bruce
  • Slowpoke, level 61
  • Goldeen, level 61
  • Seaking, level 61
Reward: 1,952 P

The path swings north along the water. On your right is some dark green grass, patrolled by a trainer. He'll challenge you to a Triple Battle. Sitting near the trainer is a Big Nugget. Further north you'll find another pair of trainers, guarding the path.

School Kid Edgar
  • Natu, level 61
  • Xatu, level 61
  • Fearow, level 61
Reward: 1,220 P

Backers May & Mai
  • Emolga, level 62
  • Pachirisu, level 62
Reward: 2,976 P

North of the Backers you'll come to a crossroads. Sitting in the nearby grass is an Ultra Ball. There's a young man wandering around the crossroads, and he wants to see a complete Habitat List for Route 3. He specifically wants to see Pokémon you've fished up, so if you haven't picked up the Super Rod (which you haven't, if you're coming through here for the first time) you can't fulfill his request yet. He'll give you five Dive Balls once you've seen every Pokémon.

Swing west at the crossroads. At the end of the road you'll find the entrance to Wellspring Cave, a short, indoor area with a few items of note. We'll explore it in another article. Walk through the grass to the east of Wellspring Cave's entrance and you'll find a trainer in the tall grass. Hidden on the bare ground down and to the left of the trainer is a Nugget.

Lass Shannon
  • Vulpix, level 62
  • Flareon, level 62
Reward: 992 P

To the east of the crossroads you'll come to a daycare center. The playground on the left has four trainers - a Nursery Aide and three Preschoolers - that you can battle. Check the middle of their sandbox for a hidden Rare Candy. Inside the daycare you'll find another Rare Candy, as well as a woman who will restore your team to full health.

Next door is the Pokémon Day Care. Here you can drop off two of your Pokémon, and as you move around they will slowly build up experience and gain levels. Pokémon dropped off in the Day Care will never evolve. If your Pokémon have a good rapport - indicated by what the old man out front of the Day Care says - they may produce an Egg after enough time. Walk the Egg around and it will eventually hatch into a new Pokémon. The full mechanics of the Day Care are beyond the scope of this article, so suffice it to say that if you really want to finesse your team, the Day Care is the place to go.

Nursery Aide Autumn
  • Jigglypuff, level 61
  • Purugly, level 61
  • Lickitung, level 61
Reward: 2,440 P

Preschooler Eva
  • Kirlia, level 61
  • Pikachu, level 61
Reward: 244 P

Preschooler Tyrone
  • Beldum, level 61
  • Deino, level 61
Reward: 244 P

Preschooler Buster
  • Riolu, level 61
  • Ledian, level 61
Reward: 244 P

Striaton City

South of the daycares you'll find a garden on the outskirts of Striaton City. If you care to Surf you can catch Basculin, and... nothing else. Exciting. On the west side of the garden is a Max Elixir, and in the southeast is a Yellow Shard. You can also find a hidden PP Up beside the vine-covered gateway if you cross the water in the northeast, as well as a hidden Full Restore near the topiaries in the southwest. Speak to the Fisherman in the northwest corner of the garden, across the water, and he'll give you a Big Pearl.

To the east of the garden is the bulk of Striaton City. Let's have a look around.
  • First up is the Trainer's School. A boy in here will give you Persim Berries if you answer his two quiz questions correctly ('Persim Berry' and 'Confusion'). In the top-right corner of the school is a guy who will ask your advice on enemies with the Levitate ability, and when you get through his questions he'll challenge you to a battle.
Ace Trainer Dusty
  • Rotom, level 64
  • Weezing, level 64
  • Gengar, level 64
  • Eelektross, level 64
Reward: 3,840 P

  • Next to the Pokémon Center is Striaton Restaurant, which once served as Striaton's Pokémon Gym. In the north is a stage, and if you speak to the woman in charge you can watch a trio of Pansages, Panpours, or Pansears dance about. Once of them is holding a Big Mushroom, and if you can pick out the one that was indicated at the beginning of the show you'll receive the Big Mushroom.
  • Though Striaton Restaurant is no longer a gym you can still battle Cilan, Chili, and Cress, the former gym leaders. Speak to one of them and you'll team up with them against the other two in a Multi Battle. You can do this once a day. Your partner will always be weak to one trainer and strong to the other, so deploy something that can cover his weakness.
Pokémon Trainer Cilan, Chili, and Cress
  • Maractus, level 65 (Cilan)
  • Ferrothorn, level 65 (Cilan)
  • Simisage, level 67 (Cilan)
  • Heatmor, level 65 (Chili)
  • Darmanitan, level 65 (Chili)
  • Simisear, level 67 (Chili)
  • Basculin, level 65 (Cress)
  • Slowking, level 65 (Cress)
  • Simipour, level 67 (Cress)
Reward: 16,080 P

  • South of the Pokémon Center is an apartment building. A little girl on the ground floor will give you a Funfest Mission if you beat her in Rock, Paper, Scissors. Around the fence to the south of this building you'll find a Timer Ball.
  • There are two more apartment buildings on the east side of Striaton City. On the second floor of the northern building is an Up-Grade. A man on the first floor of the southern building will give you a Great Ball.
And that's that! You've explored the entirety of Striaton City. At this point you can carry on south to Route 2, bringing you one step closer to the end (beginning?) of the Routes in Unova. You can also go through the eastern exit of Striaton City to find the Dreamyard, a crumbling factory with plenty of Pokémon to catch and trainers to defeat.