Pokemon Go Routes, including how to create and find a Route explained

Routes are set paths that you can create or follow to get rewards in Pokémon Go.

As you travel normally while taking a Route in Pokémon Go, you can also get additional Pokemon spawns and Zygarde Cells as you walk, along with a unique badge when you complete a Route, among other useful rewards.

To help you get familiar with this feature, we’ll explain how to create a route and how to find and follow routes in Pokémon Go, along with everything you need to know about routes.

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How to create Routes in Pokémon Go

It is important to note that currently most players are unable to Route. According to Niantic, routing is “rolling out” and “you should keep an eye on your email to see when it’s ready for you.”

Artwork from Pokemon Go Routes featuring Zygarde.
Image Credit: Niantic/The Pokemon Company

A bit disappointing, as you can’t complete the From A to Zygarde special research without using Paths, but we know how to create one when the feature becomes available!

When it becomes available to you, here’s how to create routes in Pokémon Go:

  • Travel to a PokéStop or Gym
  • Select it as the starting point of your route in the “Route” tab in the same menu as “Nearby Pokémon”.
  • Select the end point of your route (this can be changed while mapping a route).
  • At the PokéStop or Gym, press “Record” to begin mapping your route.
  • Go to the end point of your route to end the recording.
  • Fill out information about your route and then submit it for review.

Based on information provided by POGOFan808 on TheSilphRoad subreddit, you can create a maximum of four Routes per week. This does not mean that all four Routes will be approved, just that you can submit four. You can check the status of your submitted Routes by clicking your avatar image in the bottom left corner, then scrolling down to the Routes section and checking next to your badge collection.

Three phones showing the process of creating a Route on a blurred light green background.
Image Credit: Niantic

We don’t currently know how long it takes to approve a Route, but during the beta testing of Routes the goal was to review them within 24 hours. Since there will be a lot more people submitting Routes when it officially launches, it might take a lot longer to review your Route!

In the meantime, you may want to find and follow an already created route.

Pokemon Go Fest Global 2023 is almost here and the Noxious Swamp event is live! Elsewhere in Hidden Gem Season we’ve seen the release of Routes, Zygarde, and a new season of Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to run into Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

How to find routes in Pokémon Go

Once Routes in Pokémon Go are created and approved, anyone can take the Route to get more Pokémon spawns, items, and unique rewards like Zygarde Cells, which you need to change Zygarde’s form, and Route badges.

In August 2023, the Eurogamer Guides team discovered that more routes appear throughout the game. But not many. While this suggests that more routes are being added to the game, there is still a chance that you may not be able to find a route in your local area.

Since Routes have a radius (they only appear in the ‘Routes’ tab when you’re within a certain distance), there may be a Route in your local area, but you’ve simply visited the correct location for it to appear. Although remember to stay safe while playing Pokémon Go!

Here’s how to find and follow routes in Pokémon Go:

  • Select the “Nearby Pokémon” menu under the binoculars symbol in the lower right corner.
  • Go to the ‘Routes’ tab to view nearby routes or select ‘View Nearby Routes’ to expand your search area. You can touch a route to preview it and review its details, including its length and an estimated duration.
  • When you’re ready, select the ‘Follow’ button for the route. You may first need to walk to the starting point of the Route, which will be marked with a blue flag, if you are not already there.

Image Credit: Eurogamer/Niantic

  • Now you just have to follow the Route! The Route will be colored as you follow it and the end point will be marked with a red flag, and the distance between you and her will decrease as you follow the Route.
  • Along the way, you might find a Zygarde Cell. Keep an eye out for the bright green spots – they glow!
  • When you reach the end, you will receive the rewards for completing the route!

Between the blue start marker and the red end marker, you might find a green Zygarde cell. | Image Credit: Eurogamer/Niantic

Rewards for completing the path can include XP, Stardust, Ultra Balls, and Hyper Potions. If your Pokémon friend was walking with you during the Route, they will also gain a heart at the end of the Route.

You will also receive a Route badge for completing a Route for the first time. These badges can be upgraded by completing the same Route multiple times, and doing so will also improve the rewards you can receive from this Route. You can also review your Route Badges by visiting your Trainer Profile and scrolling down to the “Route Badge” section.

You will also be asked to rate a route after completing it, giving it between one and five stars.

Image Credit: Eurogamer/Niantic

Don’t worry if you see a Pokémon or a Raid in the distance, as you can deviate from your Route by pressing the pause button in the Routes menu, which appears above the binoculars icon in the bottom right corner while walking on a Route. . You can also access it by going back to a specific Route page in the “Routes” tab and looking below the map preview.

After you pause a route, a marker will appear above where you paused it. This not only acts as a reminder of where you left the route, but also shows how far you are currently from this location. Therefore, if you find yourself near a route that you have paused, you can easily decide if you have time to complete it.

Left and center image: How to pause a route and the pause marker. Right image: The warning that appears when a Route is automatically paused. | Image Credit: Eurogamer/Niantic

It is important to remember that the Routes depend to a large extent on the data signal of your mobile, so if it is cut off or you enter an area without coverage, the Route will automatically pause. This can be quite annoying as, in order to continue the Path, you’ll either have to return to where the Path stopped or exit and then restart Pokémon Go to see if the Path has reached your current position. Fortunately, the routes notify you when they stop automatically.

Image Credit: Eurogamer/Niantic

You can also reverse the direction of a Route by pressing the Route button above the binoculars or by visiting the Route specific page under the “Route” tab. Reserving the direction of a route allows you to change the start and end point, which is great if you’re closer to the end than the beginning of the route when you’re about to start it.

If you find a route is not to your liking after all, you can also exit it by navigating to the Route menu above the binoculars symbol, then scrolling down and selecting “Exit Route”. You will receive a confirmation screen before exiting your Route.

If there is a problem with a route, you can report a route from the same place as the exit button; just hit “Report route” instead. Alternatively, you can rate a trail with one star and report it at the bottom when you complete it for the first time.

Everything we know about Routes in Pokémon Go

Routes were added to Pokémon Go in July 2023 along with the Legendary Pokémon Zygarde during Hidden Gem Season.

While walking a route, you can get more spawns (marked with a route symbol), earn Buddy Candy faster, and find Zygarde Cells. These cells are what you use to change Zygarde’s form, so be sure to pick up these green orbs when you find them!

From left to right: 10%, 50%, and Zygarde Complete Forme.

When you reach the end point of your Route, you will also get XP and items like Revives, Poké Balls, and Stardust. Badges are also awarded for completing a path for the first time, and you earn XP for this path badge each time you complete it, just like gym badges work.

On top of this, Pokémon are more attracted to Incense when you first explore a Route, and you can earn a Friend Heart after completing a Route if you walk with a friend.

Have fun using Routes!

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