Route 15 is a snowy and very rugged route on top of eastern Mt. Cragonos Range. This route can be divided into 3 parts, with the first part being a rapidly ascending path with snow piles littered between staircases starting from the cavern exit of Route 14. The second part is a frozen lake with a number of holes for players to fish. The final part is a passage with piles of deep snow, linking to Frostveil City.

Notable Events

Encountering the Eon Duo

Shortly after exiting the Route 14 cavern, the "Eon Duo" Latios and Latias are seen flying over the cliffs, disappearing into the sky. Afterwards, a message appears to indicate that both of them have started roaming around Roria. Some citizens in Frostveil City noticed the Eon Duo flying by as well.

Notable Places

Frozen Lake

Frozen Lake

The frozen lake with a few holes for fishing. Ice Rock is on far back.

After ascending through the staircases, a frozen lake can be seen with frozen waterfalls on both sides of the lake and a couple of tents lying around. TM7 Hail is in the red tent. A fisherman has drilled some holes for other people to fish, knowing that some wild Pokémon live beneath the ice. Inside the upper frozen waterfall to the left, the former HM5 Waterfall — downgraded to TM102 in this game, can be picked up in a hidden room, marking the first time in Pokémon World that Waterfall arrives before Surf.

An Ice Rock is on the other side of this frozen lake, enabling Eevee to evolve into Glaceon upon levelling up in the snow piles around it. To the right is a house with a few coloured jars inside, seemingly related to a puzzle later on. Below the lower frozen waterfall near that house, a signboard pointing further downwards is seen with "Route 217" written on it, possibly referencing Sinnoh Route 217, which is another snowy route, but situated on a much lower ground and has much worse conditions with constant blizzards.

Entrance of Dendrite Chamber

A fork splits the passage before the end of this route, with the left leading to Frostveil City and the right leading to Dendrite Chamber. Mountaineer Mia is hiding in this passage, waiting to ambush players. After defeating her, a wall with Legendary Pokémon Regice's eye pattern can be seen, but the player must finish the puzzles in Frostveil Catacombs before the chamber door will open.


Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known. If there are any Pokémon with low catch rates, the possibility to flee or requirement of gaining happiness to evolve, recommended Poké Balls for that Pokémon will be shown with the corresponding bag sprite under the Pokémon's name.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity EV Yield Items
Walking Snow Piles Lv. 34-38
Snover-M XY
Snover-F XY
Common1 Atk
Swinub XY
Common1 Atk
Vanillite XY
Uncommon1 Sp. Atk
Snorunt XY
Rare1 HP
Dusk Ball
Sneasel-M XY
Sneasel-F XY
Very Rare
Overnight Only
1/80 (1.25%)
1 SpeedNone
Fishing Old Rod Old Rod Lv. 10
Magikarp-M XY
Magikarp-F XY
Common1 SpeedNone
Spheal XY
Uncommon1 HP
Seel XY
Rare1 Sp. Def
Bergmite XY
Very Rare
1/70 (Appr. 1.43%)
1 Def
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.


Note: Trainers marked with a star symbol (*) are available for rematches.

Trainer Pokémon Type Level Image EXP EV Yield Reward
Mountaineer Zach
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
SnoruntIceLv. 55
Snorunt XY
7071 HP
Lv. 55
Swinub XY
5891 Atk
Lv. 56
Piloswine-M XY
18961 HP
1 Atk
Mountaineer Tawnya *
HP Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
SnoruntIceLv. 55
Snorunt XY
7071 HP
Lv. 55
Piloswine-F XY
18621 HP
1 Atk
GlalieIceLv. 56
Glalie XY
20162 HP
Adventurer Tanner *
EXP and Physical Attack Hotspot
Poké BallPoké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 55
Toxicroak-M XY
20272 Atk
CarnivineGrassLv. 55
Carnivine XY
18732 Atk
Lv. 55
Beedrill XY
20382 Atk
1 Sp. Def
Rising Star Darren
Poké BallPoké Ball
Lv. 56
Crawdaunt XY
19682 Atk
ClawitzerWaterLv. 56
Clawitzer XY
12002 Sp. Atk
Mountaineer Mia
Poké Ball
Lv. 57
Mamoswine-F XY
29193 Atk

There was no change to the above matches between any of the updates.


State Item Obtaining Location
Item Ball
Never-Melt Ice
Never-Melt IceBehind the first cabin on this route, after ascending all staircases and just before entering the frozen lake.
Gold Item Ball
TM Ice
TM7 Ice
In a red tent near the frozen lake.
Gold Item Ball
TM Water
TM102 Water
Inside the frozen waterfall.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.


  • Mountaineer Tawnya is a great place to train HP as she offers 4 HP EV's although Attack Reset is required to remove the Physical Attack EV's if they are unwanted.
  • Adventurer Tanner is a new EXP and Physical Attack training spot, awarding more than 5800 EXP, as well as 6 Physical Attack EVs, on par with Gentleman Nolan on Route 8 and giving 1 more than Rising Star Darren on Route 11.
    • However, an unnecessary Special Defense EV is attached, while the total amount of EXP is still lower than that from Punk Guy Nathaniel on the previous route, making Tanner only the second best trainer on EXP grinding.
  • Rising Star Darren has exactly the same name and Trainer Class with a trainer on Route 11, but rewards a significantly higher amount of money. He does not seem to recognize the player, though.
    • Unfortunately, Darren on this route is not available for rematches, thus unable to replace his "twin" on Route 11 to be the new money hotspot.
    • This is due to a mistake of the developers not keeping track of what names they have used for the trainers, rather than an intention of having Darren as a recurring trainer like Interviewers Gabby and Ty from Hoenn in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

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Cities Silvent CityBrimber CityRosecove City (Beach) • Anthian City (Housing Dist.Shopping Dist.Battle Dist.ParkSewer) • Aredia City (Old ArediaAredia Ruins) • Fluoruma CityFrostveil City (Catacombs)
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