An early design of Floor 1 of Route 309
Ether, Max Ether, Max Revive, IV Stone, TM27 Return, Medichamite, Super Potions
Route 309 can prove to be an extremely confusing network of ladders even after having navigated the cave once before. However, there are a few guaranteed ways to reach your destinations from the Agassiz Town entrance. To progress onward with the storyline the player needs to only make their way to Route 310. However, it may prove useful to visit Turkana Town in advance to prepare for various sidequests in the future.
- To reach Route 310 from Agassiz Town:
Firstly, avoid all ladders on this floor (Floor 1) for now. The player should then make their way over to the boulder on this floor that requires Rock Smash to break through. While standing directly to the right of this rock, follow the wall northward until a ladder is reached at the top of the path. Take this ladder to the next floor (Floor 2) and head directly south of the ladder. A doorway should be visible from this point that leads to Route 310; the player can simply walk around the rock formation to reach this doorway.
- To reach Turkana Town from Agassiz Town:
Again, avoid all ladders on this floor (Floor 1) for now. Find the first ladder that the player can walk into after entering Route 309 from Agassiz Town and stand directly to the left of it. Move the player in a straight line to the left until they come into contact with a wall. Follow this wall northwest until a ladder is reached which is situated directly to the southeast of the Rock Smash-able rock. Take this ladder to the next floor (Floor 2) and the player should be able to see a doorway directly to the northeast; this doorway leads to Turkana Town.
Right next to the exit to Route 310 is a Hiker who wants to find a Heart Scale to give to his girlfriend as a present. The player can mine one from the wall behind him and then give it to him. The player will get a Super Potion in return; there is no limit to the number of Super Potions that may be received assuming the player has enough Heart Scales to continue trading.
A number of items on Route 309 are unobtainable when navigating the cave for the first time. Though some of these items can be obtained using future HMs, there is one that cannot be obtained even after the entire game is completed. To see what items can be obtained using HMs, see the list of Obtainable Items below.
|Ether||Southwestern-most corner of Floor 2|
|IV Stone||Pokéball in the center of Floor 1, requires the player to climb three ladders in order to reach it|
|TM27 Return||Northwestern-most corner of Floor 2|
|Medichamite||Behind the Rock Smash-able rock on Floor 1|
|Max Ether||Requires Rock Climb to reach, on Floor 1|
|Max Revive||Requires Rock Climb to reach, on Floor 2|