Route 44 is straightforward and easy to navigate. It is forked around a pair of calm ponds. Trainers gather on either side of the ponds, and provide a challenge before the chilling Ice Path. Battling wild Pokémon is entirely optional, as the only patch of straight grass is surrounded by a pair of calm ponds. The Pokémon found here, however, are rarely found elsewhere in the Johto region. Remoraid, for example, can only be found on this route. Some Pokémon from faraway regions can be lured here if the right radio station is playing.