D/P Locations: Water

Just like the D/P Locations, except with surfing and fishing!

How to Read This Section

Basically, this section consists of detailed wild Pokémon info on all the locations in Diamond and Pearl with wild Pokémon found while fishing or surfing. Here it is rather redundant to sort by the highest levels as I do in the route data as the restrictions on the availability of the methods used result in the levels being pretty much the same in every location but different for the methods. Some areas have different sections; if all the sections of an area contain the same Pokémon or there is only one area, only the location's name is shown in the heading, but if they differ, they are here treated as different locations (although the "Where" and "Notes" about them will be the same). If Diamond and Pearl have different Pokémon, there is one table for each version; otherwise there is only one.

The table is arranged into rows of rarity slots and columns of methods. The way the Pokémon games code wild Pokémon while fishing or surfing is that each location has five rarity slots, each having its own chance of appearing, and each method (Surfing, Old Rod, Good Rod and Super Rod) has one Pokémon in each rarity slot as well as a maximum and a minimum level; the actual level of the Pokémon you might find will be a random level between those values (inclusive).

You can hover over any Pokémon in the table to see the experience and effort points you get for defeating it, but the total averages for the location are also summed up below the table. The average base experience, by the way, is basically how much experience the Pokémon give relative to their levels.

In order to find where a certain Pokémon is found, you can simply use your browser's search function (usually Ctrl+F in my experience) to search for the Pokémon's name. I might at some point create a tool to search for it more easily, but this is it right now.

So well, let's just get right to the list.

Twinleaf Town

Where: Your hometown, duh. The pond where you can surf/fish is at the bottom.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Pastoria City

Where: The sea, where you can surf and fish, is in the middle right of the town. Just go down from the Pokémon Center into the center of the town, and it's there on the right.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Octillery lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 1001,6 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 196,5 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 165 Attack, 35 Special Attack (Super Rod)

Celestic Town

Where: The ponds where you can fish/surf are (i) near the top right of town and (ii) a short distance left of the Pokémon Center.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Corphish lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Crawdaunt lv. 35-55
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Crawdaunt lv. 35-55

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 913,85 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 177,65 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 10 HP, 160 Attack (Super Rod)

Oreburgh Gate

Where: It's the cave between Jubilife City and Oreburgh City. It's best to get to it from Oreburgh; it's just on the west side of the town. Getting to B1F requires Rock Smash; you go up that path in the middle of the cave, smash the rocks, and then go on right and down those stairs.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Zubat lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Golbat lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 274,55 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 73,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 40 Special Attack, 70 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Eterna City

Where: The ponds are on the right edge of the city just before it turns into Route 211.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Pokemon League

Where: On the Pokémon Center's side, the water is just in front of the Pokémon Center. On the League side, it's just in front of the League building.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Pelipper lv. 35-40Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Tentacruel lv. 35-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Octillery lv. 30-40
5%Pelipper lv. 40-45Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Luvdisc lv. 20-30
4%Tentacruel lv. 40-45Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50
1%Tentacruel lv. 40-45Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 968,15 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 948,6 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 178,35 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 191,3 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 130 Defense, 70 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 155 Attack, 35 Special Attack, 5 Speed (Super Rod)

Sunyshore City

Where: You can fish or surf by the north beach, where Jasmine is standing, although it quickly turns into Route 223 if you Surf any farther north.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacruel lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Pelipper lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Octillery lv. 30-40
5%Mantyke lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Staryu lv. 20-40
4%Mantyke lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50
1%Mantyke lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 1038,47 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 951,7 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 183 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 191,1 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 60 Defense, 130 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 155 Attack, 35 Special Attack, 5 Speed (Super Rod)

Valley Windworks

Where: To the right of Floaroma Town. Just run right across Route 205 and into the area with the windmills.

Notes: Don't forget that Drifloon appears here in the field on Fridays, too.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Shellder lv. 20-40
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 30-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 30-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 941,3 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 187,85 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 120 Attack, 5 Defense, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Resort Area

Where: There is a pond you can get to if you go down and then right from the Pokémon Center.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Golduck lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Golduck lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 3-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 1130,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 174 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 200 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 203

Where: Between Jubilife City and Oreburgh City.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 204

Where: Between Jubilife City and Floaroma Town, split by Ravaged Path. Obviously, you'll reach each city's side better from that city.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 205 (Eterna City side)

Where: Between Floaroma Town and Eterna City, split by Eterna Forest. On the Floaroma side, be sure to go up the bridge near the sign rather than continue right to Valley Windworks.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 205 (Floaroma Town side)

Where: Between Floaroma Town and Eterna City, split by Eterna Forest. On the Floaroma side, be sure to go up the bridge near the sign rather than continue right to Valley Windworks.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Shellder lv. 20-40
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 935,75 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 187,85 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 120 Attack, 5 Defense, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Route 208

Where: Left of Hearthome City.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 209

Where: Between Hearthome City and Solaceon Town.

Notes: If training for experience, daytime is definitely the best time to be here, replacing the baby Pokémon of the morning with two evolved Pokémon.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 210

Where: Between Solaceon Town and Celestic Town. The Celestic Town side is where everything is foggy; the Solaceon Town is everything below that.

Notes: The Solaceon Town side is one of my favorite routes in the game to train. It seems to have a considerably higher encounter rate than a lot of other places, meaning you're quicker to find wild Pokémon, and its abundance of Ponyta and Kricketune during the day and night, not to mention the occasional possibility of Chansey, makes it give more experience on average even than higher-leveled routes.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 212 (Hearthome City side)

Where: Between Hearthome City and Pastoria City. The Pastoria City side is the rainy area; the Hearthome City side is everything above that.

Notes: You'll get somewhat more experience here in the night on both sides.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 212 (Pastoria City side)

Where: Between Hearthome City and Pastoria City. The Pastoria City side is the rainy area; the Hearthome City side is everything above that.

Notes: You'll get somewhat more experience here in the night on both sides.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Wooper lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wooper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Quagsire lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Quagsire lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Quagsire lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 245,12 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 60,5 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 HP (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 213

Where: The seashore route right of Pastoria City.

Notes: During a swarm or when using the PokéRadar, the experience you get here is bumped up quite a bit, especially so with the swarming Absol that replace the first two slots and bump the average experience in the night up to 361 per Pokémon, which is quite a lot considering the levels.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Octillery lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Sharpedo lv. 40-55
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 988,35 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 194,55 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 165 Attack, 35 Special Attack (Super Rod)

Route 214

Where: Between Veilstone City and Valor Lakefront.

Notes: This here route gives a LOT of experience, both in Diamond and Pearl but especially Pearl, and especially at night in both versions.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 218

Where: Between Jubilife City and Canalave City. Accessed from Canalave.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 987,6 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 193,7 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 130 Attack, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Route 219

Where: The sea route below Sandgem Town.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Clamperl lv. 20-30
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 940,35 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 190,1 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 120 Attack, 5 Defense, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Route 221

Where: The route where Pal Park is.

Notes: This route has some pretty great experience compared to the levels, especially so in Pearl. The bad thing is that in order to heal, you either have to go into Pal Park, deposit your Pokémon onto the computer and then take it out again, or fly somewhere else and then back.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Clamperl lv. 20-30
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 940,35 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 190,1 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 120 Attack, 5 Defense, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Route 222

Where: Left of Sunyshore City.

Notes: A much better place to train in Diamond than in Pearl, but nice in Pearl as well, especially at night in both versions, when Chatot is replaced with Floatzel and Gastrodon.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Octillery lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Sharpedo lv. 40-55
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 988,35 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 194,55 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 165 Attack, 35 Special Attack (Super Rod)

Route 224

Where: At the other exit of Victory Road. From the Pokémon League, go down the waterfall and head into the cave. Go down over that bridge and use Rock Climb. Go left and then up between the two large platforms. Turn left where the old man is and go up the stairs onto the platform on the left. Go down and right over the bridge onto the other platform, and then go around the platform there to find the entrance to another part of Victory Road there on the right wall. Go in there. Head down that flight of stairs, up, down the next stairs and out the exit there on the right. You are now in a foggy area of the cave. Defog it, go down and Surf into the water on the right. Go right and up there until you come to a square of land in the top right corner of the platform you're on. Go down the stairs on the right there, go down and right around that body of water, up past the two Ace Trainers, and left to the stairs. Go down the stairs and continue on upwards to the line of rocks, then turn left, up, right, down and right as the path dictates. Turn down and go right along that narrow path, then finally down the stairs, Surf over the water above you, go down the stairs there and over the next lake, and continue up. Go right through that exit into another room, and then go right up that huge staircase to the final exit. You've made it! Yup, that's Route 224 at last.

Notes: This route is pretty ridiculously inaccessible and doesn't even really give the createst EXP or effort points in the world, so you're not likely to be training in this place much.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Pelipper lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Tentacruel lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Octillery lv. 30-40
5%Pelipper lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Luvdisc lv. 20-30
4%Tentacruel lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50
1%Tentacruel lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 1159,25 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 948,6 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 178,35 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 191,3 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 130 Defense, 70 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 155 Attack, 35 Special Attack, 5 Speed (Super Rod)

Route 225

Where: Between Fight Area and Survival Area. Just go north through the gatehouse at the left edge of the settlement.

Notes: This place doesn't give much less experience on average than Route 224 (especially in Diamond), has Pokémon around the same level and is dramatically more accessible, so it's always a better choice (although Route 229 is slightly better for Pearl). It is also one of the better places in the game to EV train for Speed in the morning and day, presuming you're using wild Pokémon - you'll just have to run from Skuntank (in Diamond), Roselia and Machoke.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Golduck lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Poliwhirl lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 3-7Poliwag lv. 15-20Poliwhirl lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Poliwag lv. 10-25Poliwhirl lv. 35-55
1%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Poliwag lv. 10-25Poliwhirl lv. 35-55

Average EXP per Pokémon: 1047,6 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 99,7 (Good Rod), 953,2 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 161,1 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 39,95 (Good Rod), 184,95 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 140 Special Attack, 60 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 130 Attack, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Route 227

Where: The route that goes up to Stark Mountain from where Route 226 and Route 230 meet. You're best off going up from the left side of Resort Area, through the grass, up through the sandy Route 228 until you get to a pond, then through the grass on the left, up to the gatehouse and through it. Route 226 is there on the other side, but you just run up through the grass on the left and you're in Route 227.

Notes: The experience you get from this place is very nice, but it's uncomfortably inaccessible compared to Route 228 which gives more EXP for Pokémon at lower levels (admittedly in sandstorm).

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Poliwhirl lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Poliwag lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Poliwhirl lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Poliwhirl lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Poliwhirl lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 681,2 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 114,8 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 170 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 228

Where: From Survival Area, go up on the left side of the settlement and then northwest through the grass. Once you're through that, just go a bit further up and you'll get to Route 228. You'll need to go a bit further up (or, alternatively, up the mudslides on your bike) to get to the tall grass.

Notes: This place gives some great experience (especially in the morning and day), but is dragged down by the constant sandstorm.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Poliwhirl lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Poliwag lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Poliwhirl lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Poliwhirl lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Poliwhirl lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 681,2 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 114,8 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 170 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 229

Where: Just above Resort Area.

Notes: In Pearl, this route has more EXP on average than the similarly-leveled Route 225, but not in Diamond. Good place to let your version matter.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Wingull lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Pelipper lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 3-7Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
5%Wingull lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Wingull lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 20-50
1%Wingull lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 643,6 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 50 (Good Rod), 1089,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 94 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 20 (Good Rod), 214 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 60 Defense, 70 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Safari Zone

Where: Go through the house at the top of Pastoria City.

Notes: I'm reasonably certain that the Safari Zone replaces slots five and six in each respective area with the Pokémon of the day. Obviously, you're not going to be training here, so it's only included for the sake of completeness.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Wooper lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-55
30%Marill lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Carvanha lv. 15-20
5%Quagsire lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Gyarados lv. 15-30Carvanha lv. 15-30
1%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Gyarados lv. 15-30Carvanha lv. 15-30

Average EXP per Pokémon: 219,55 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 135,85 (Good Rod), 728,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 59,45 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,3 (Good Rod), 136,3 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 130 HP, 5 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 30 HP, 10 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 120 HP, 45 Attack (Super Rod)

Route 220

Where: The sea route left of Route 221, where Pal Park is.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Chinchou lv. 15-25
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 30-40
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lanturn lv. 20-45
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lanturn lv. 20-45

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 794,3 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 171 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 40 HP, 120 Attack, 10 Speed (Super Rod)

Route 223

Where: The sea route between Sunyshore City and the Pokémon League.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacruel lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Pelipper lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Wailmer lv. 30-40
5%Mantyke lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 40-55
4%Mantyke lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Wailord lv. 35-55
1%Mantyke lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Wailord lv. 35-55

Average EXP per Pokémon: 1038,47 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 969,3 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 183 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 188 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 60 Defense, 130 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 40 HP, 125 Attack, 5 Special Attack (Super Rod)

Route 226

Where: Between Survival Area and Route 228.

(Diamond)

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Pelipper lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Seel lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 3-7Horsea lv. 15-20Seadra lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Relicanth lv. 40-50
4%Dewgong lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Horsea lv. 10-25Seadra lv. 35-55
1%Dewgong lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Horsea lv. 10-25Seadra lv. 35-55

Average EXP per Pokémon: 967,75 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 104,95 (Good Rod), 987,9 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 147,45 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 42,05 (Good Rod), 192,55 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 120 Defense, 50 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 5 HP, 120 Attack, 40 Defense, 35 Special Attack (Super Rod)

(Pearl)

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Pelipper lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Spheal lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 3-7Horsea lv. 15-20Seadra lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Relicanth lv. 40-50
4%Sealeo lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Horsea lv. 10-25Seadra lv. 35-55
1%Sealeo lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Horsea lv. 10-25Seadra lv. 35-55

Average EXP per Pokémon: 908,55 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 104,95 (Good Rod), 987,9 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 137,55 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 42,05 (Good Rod), 192,55 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 40 HP, 120 Defense, 10 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 5 HP, 120 Attack, 40 Defense, 35 Special Attack (Super Rod)

Route 230

Where: The sea route between Fight Area and Resort Area; you have to Surf to get to the grass. From Fight Area, go out through the east exit and Surf into the sea on the right. Go on right until you come to the island and then go down near the edge of it until you come to where you can get on land and go up a staircase to a large patch of grass.

Notes: This is a bad place to train in pretty much all aspects. Avoid it except just to catch Pokémon.

(Diamond)

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Pelipper lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Seel lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Wailmer lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 40-55
4%Dewgong lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Wailord lv. 35-55
1%Dewgong lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Wailord lv. 35-55

Average EXP per Pokémon: 967,75 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 969,3 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 147,45 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 188 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 120 Defense, 50 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 40 HP, 125 Attack, 5 Special Attack (Super Rod)

(Pearl)

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Pelipper lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Spheal lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 3-7Remoraid lv. 15-20Wailmer lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Octillery lv. 40-55
4%Sealeo lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Wailord lv. 35-55
1%Sealeo lv. 40-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Remoraid lv. 10-25Wailord lv. 35-55

Average EXP per Pokémon: 908,55 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 100,75 (Good Rod), 969,3 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 137,55 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 40,3 (Good Rod), 188 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 40 HP, 120 Defense, 10 Special Defense (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Special Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 40 HP, 125 Attack, 5 Special Attack (Super Rod)

Fuego Ironworks

Where: Near Floaroma Town. Go right out of the town, go up onto the bridge and then Surf into that river flowing beneath it. Follow it left and up, disregarding the first place where you can get onto dry land (on the right) but going up on the next, where there is a honey tree and a patch of grass.

Notes: It's not very accessible and there are better places to train this level.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Shellder lv. 20-40
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 935,75 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 187,85 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 120 Attack, 5 Defense, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Mt. Coronet (4F)

Where: In the middle of Sinnoh. The Route 207, Route 211 and Route 216 parts are obviously the parts connected to those respective routes, which are the ones you get to straight from the outside. To get to the "Snowfall" part, go into Mt. Coronet from the Route 207 side (near Oreburgh City), Surf right over that little lake above and proceed towards the wall there, go down and make sure not to go off the ledge as you go right along it and get to the climbable wall, which you should then use Rock Climb on. Go up the stairs there, continue upwards until you come to some ledges, go left all the way to the wall and then down when you're forced to. Get up on the platform to your left and continue immediately up from the stairs. Go left over the bridge, then down the stairs below and then head on up under that bridge you went over earlier, up another set of stairs. Then go up the stairs onto the platform on the right, head right over the bridge there, down the stairs from the platform, be careful not to fall over the ledge as you turn left and go upwards down the next set of stairs, and then finally go up and left across the pit you're in, up the stars in the top left corner and then through the entrance on the top wall. Go up, up the stairs and then up the stairs on the right. Turn upwards and go up yet another flight of stairs. Then turn left as the tunnel turns and then down, and when you're all the way down you'll come to a cave exit which leads you to the aforementioned Snowfall area. Don't ask me where the Blizzard area is (not that you should care, considering it apparently has the exact same Pokémon as the Snowfall area), exactly how to get to the other floors or what exactly the "Cave" area is. I don't know and can't be bothered to try to figure it out.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Zubat lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Zubat lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Dratini lv. 15-20
5%Golbat lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golbat lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Dragonair lv. 15-35
1%Golbat lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Dragonair lv. 15-40

Average EXP per Pokémon: 268,77 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 790,91 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 65,7 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 166,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 170 Attack (Super Rod)

Mt. Coronet (B1F, Route 207)

Where: In the middle of Sinnoh. The Route 207, Route 211 and Route 216 parts are obviously the parts connected to those respective routes, which are the ones you get to straight from the outside. To get to the "Snowfall" part, go into Mt. Coronet from the Route 207 side (near Oreburgh City), Surf right over that little lake above and proceed towards the wall there, go down and make sure not to go off the ledge as you go right along it and get to the climbable wall, which you should then use Rock Climb on. Go up the stairs there, continue upwards until you come to some ledges, go left all the way to the wall and then down when you're forced to. Get up on the platform to your left and continue immediately up from the stairs. Go left over the bridge, then down the stairs below and then head on up under that bridge you went over earlier, up another set of stairs. Then go up the stairs onto the platform on the right, head right over the bridge there, down the stairs from the platform, be careful not to fall over the ledge as you turn left and go upwards down the next set of stairs, and then finally go up and left across the pit you're in, up the stars in the top left corner and then through the entrance on the top wall. Go up, up the stairs and then up the stairs on the right. Turn upwards and go up yet another flight of stairs. Then turn left as the tunnel turns and then down, and when you're all the way down you'll come to a cave exit which leads you to the aforementioned Snowfall area. Don't ask me where the Blizzard area is (not that you should care, considering it apparently has the exact same Pokémon as the Snowfall area), exactly how to get to the other floors or what exactly the "Cave" area is. I don't know and can't be bothered to try to figure it out.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Zubat lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Zubat lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Golbat lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golbat lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Golbat lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 268,77 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 65,7 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Victory Road (B1F)

Where: The cave separating Route 223 from the Pokémon League HQ. Either Surf all the way up Route 223 from Sunyshore City and up the waterfall there, or Fly to the Pokémon League, use Waterfall to get down, and then get into the cave there on the right. The "Inside" part is accessible after you defeat the Elite Four; go down from the entrance over that bridge, use Rock Climb, go left and then up between the two large platforms. Turn left where the old man is and go up the stairs onto the platform on the left. Go down and right over the bridge onto the other platform, and then go around the platform there to find another cave entrance on the right wall.

Notes: You get one hell of a lot of experience in this place, if you're training a Pokémon well suited to fighting these wild ones.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Golbat lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Golbat lv. 35-45Magikarp lv. 3-7Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
5%Golbat lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golbat lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 20-50
1%Golbat lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 989,2 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 50 (Good Rod), 1089,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 171 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 20 (Good Rod), 214 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 200 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Victory Road (Inside B1F)

Where: The cave separating Route 223 from the Pokémon League HQ. Either Surf all the way up Route 223 from Sunyshore City and up the waterfall there, or Fly to the Pokémon League, use Waterfall to get down, and then get into the cave there on the right. The "Inside" part is accessible after you defeat the Elite Four; go down from the entrance over that bridge, use Rock Climb, go left and then up between the two large platforms. Turn left where the old man is and go up the stairs onto the platform on the left. Go down and right over the bridge onto the other platform, and then go around the platform there to find another cave entrance on the right wall.

Notes: You get one hell of a lot of experience in this place, if you're training a Pokémon well suited to fighting these wild ones.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Golbat lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Golbat lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 3-7Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
5%Lapras lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Lapras lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 20-50
1%Lapras lv. 50-60Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 1175,81 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 50 (Good Rod), 1089,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 175,8 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 20 (Good Rod), 214 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 20 HP, 180 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Ravaged Path

Where: Route 204, between Floaroma Town and Jubilife City. You can get to it from either side, but from Floaroma requires less walking through grass.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Zubat lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Barboach lv. 15-20Whiscash lv. 30-40
5%Golbat lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Barboach lv. 10-25Whiscash lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 274,55 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 113 (Good Rod), 991,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 73,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 45,2 (Good Rod), 194,4 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 40 Special Attack, 70 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 HP, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 70 HP, 130 Attack (Super Rod)

Lake Acuity

Where: The lake near Snowpoint. Just navigate your way leftwards through Acuity Lakefront from the town, and where you'd have to go down to get to Route 217, you can go up to get to Lake Acuity. The grass is in the top right corner; you need to Surf there.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 4-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 13,8 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Iron Island

Where: You sail to it from Canalave. Just talk to the sailor who is with his boat on a pier on the left side of the canal near the bottom and he'll offer to take you to Iron Island, where this cave is located. Getting to the cave? So straightforward once you're there that there's no need to describe it.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Qwilfish lv. 20-40
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 936,4 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 188 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 125 Attack, 70 Speed (Super Rod)

Sendoff Spring

Where: You go down Route 214 from Veilstone City, keep to the right, and soon you'll come to a gap in the fence and beyond that a path (Spring Path) between the trees. Go in there, through the path and into the forest.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Golduck lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 3-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Golduck lv. 40-50Magikarp lv. 4-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 45-55Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 1130,4 (Surfing), 13,8 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 174 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 200 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Lake Valor

Where: By Valor Lakefront, which is at the bottom of Route 214 that lies from Veilstone City. Getting to the actual lake requires you to go a bit down and through some grass, and the entrance is on the left of the road just after it ends. The grass is near the bottom right bank of the lake, and requires Surfing to get to.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 4-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 13,8 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Lake Verity

Where: Just by your hometown, as you should remember from the beginning of the game. Go up from Twinleaf Town, turn left along Verity Lakefront, and then go up into the forest to Lake Verity. The grass here doesn't need you to Surf to get to it, luckily; it's at the southeastern bank of the lake, which is the one you enter at.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Psyduck lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Psyduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 4-7Goldeen lv. 15-20Seaking lv. 30-40
5%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Gyarados lv. 40-55
4%Golduck lv. 30-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50
1%Golduck lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Goldeen lv. 10-25Seaking lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 359,35 (Surfing), 13,8 (Old Rod), 129,45 (Good Rod), 1012,1 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 89,4 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 51,85 (Good Rod), 198,6 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 110 Special Attack (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 35 Attack, 65 Speed (Good Rod); 200 Attack (Super Rod)

Canalave City

Where: You can fish or Surf from the pier where the sailor with the boat is.

RaritySurfingOld RodGood RodSuper Rod
60%Tentacool lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 4-6Magikarp lv. 15-20Gyarados lv. 30-40
30%Wingull lv. 20-30Magikarp lv. 3-7Finneon lv. 15-20Lumineon lv. 30-40
5%Tentacruel lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Magikarp lv. 10-25Staryu lv. 20-40
4%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50
1%Pelipper lv. 20-40Magikarp lv. 5-10Finneon lv. 10-25Lumineon lv. 20-50

Average EXP per Pokémon: 372,4 (Surfing), 14,7 (Old Rod), 111,25 (Good Rod), 937,7 (Super Rod)

Average base EXP per Pokémon: 100,65 (Surfing), 20 (Old Rod), 44,5 (Good Rod), 188,3 (Super Rod)

Average EVs per 100 encounters: 10 Defense, 70 Special Defense, 30 Speed (Surfing); 100 Speed (Old Rod); 100 Speed (Good Rod); 120 Attack, 75 Speed (Super Rod)

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