Survival Area

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Survival Area サバイバルエリア
Survival Area
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A town where hot-blooded Trainers gather to work out and hone their battling skills.
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Route 225
Survival Area
Route 226
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Location of Survival Area in Sinnoh.
Survival Area in Diamond and Pearl

Survival Area (Japanese: サバイバルエリア Survival Area) is an area in northern Sinnoh accessible after completing the Sinnoh Pokédex. It links Route 225 with Route 226. According to the in-game text, it is a place where "Trainers gather to work out and hone their battling skills." Survival Area is also a training place for those who lose in the Battle Tower/Battle Frontier. There are only five buildings in the Survival Area, including a Pokémon Center and Poké Mart. In the southernmost house, the player may obtain TM42 (Facade). In the westernmost one, Buck's grandfather lives. The last house, inhabited by a Hiker, is reachable only via Route 226. In Pokémon Platinum, this hiker acts as one of the game's three new Move Tutors.

Places of interest


Main article: Battleground

In front of the entrance to the Battleground is a spot where the rival will stand on Saturday and Sunday in Pokémon Platinum.

The Gym Leaders and the Trainers the player teamed up with in Sinnoh are here and available for battle. Up to four of these Trainers appear each day and the player can battle them only once a day. The Gym Leaders' and Trainers' Pokémon levels are between 61 and 66.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the population of Survival Area is 20.


Item Location Games
Max Revive Max Revive Hidden west of the northernmost house (requires Rock Climb)  D  P 
Red Shard Red Shard To the left of the house belonging to the Move Tutor  Pt 
TM Normal TM42 (Facade) From a man in the southernmost house  D  P  Pt 
Rare Candy Rare Candy Behind the Poké Mart  Pt 
PP Up PP Up To the left of the southern house, next to a tree (hidden)  Pt 


In Pokémon Platinum, Barry can be battled at the Survival Area on Saturdays and Sundays. After the Elite Four are defeated 10 times, Barry's Pokémon's levels each increase by 10, and his reward money becomes PokémonDollar.png7500. After the Elite Four are defeated 20 times, his Pokémon gain 10 more levels, and his payout increases to PokémonDollar.png8500.

In Platinum

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:

Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:

Piplup If the player chose Piplup:


  • As the Survival Area is north of Sinnoh, it would be expected to be covered in snow like Route 217 to the west. Instead, it is shown as a hot tropical place. This may be due to Stark Mountain, an active volcano, nearby.

Name origin

The name may come from the fact that it is one of the most remote of the incorporated areas of Sinnoh, separated from all others by Routes 225 and 226, both of which feature very rugged landscapes.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 生存區 Shēngcún Qū
France Flag.png European French Aire de Survie
Germany Flag.png German Überlebensareal
Italy Flag.png Italian Area Provviste
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사바이벌에리어 Survival Area
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Zona Sobrevivir

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