Route 9 is a short route between Tubeline Bridge and Opelucid City. There are six trainers, and one double battle. Two of the trainers are moving, while the the others are stationary. To the north of the route is Shopping Mall Nine, with a vending machine to the right. At the bottom of the route are several tall grass patches and dark grass patches, separated by trees. After going down stairs, a Black Belt will be blocking the entrance to Challenger's Cave. After completing the game, Challenger's Cave may be entered.