People playing Pokémon GO along a blue route
People playing Pokémon GO along a blue route

Discover the world in an all-new way with Routes!

Explore the globe with the Pokémon GO community as your guide! Chart a course to show off your favorite sights, or follow in the footsteps of local Trainers to see what that community loves.

Routes are created by adventurous Trainers, just like yourself! Imagine what you’ll find as you travel another Trainer’s Route—an encounter with your favorite Pokémon? A new friend to share Raid Battles with? Follow a Route and find out!

Meet Mateo, and other Routes updates

Meet Mateo and participate in his Gift Exchange with Trainers from all around the world!

Meet Mateo and participate in his Gift Exchange with Trainers from all around the world!

Mateo, a researcher who loves to travel, is on his way to Pokémon GO! He enjoys collecting and exchanging Postcards and Gifts from all over the world. He’s excited to meet you at the end of your journey on a Route. Learn more on how to encounter Mateo here.

Routes and Party Play

Get the party started in Pokémon GO! Trainers forming a party can now complete Routes together. What Routes are you most excited to explore with your friends?

Learn more about Party Play, Pokémon GO’s new feature that transforms the way you play Pokémon GO with your friends, here.

Routes are Expanding Like Never Before!

We hope that Trainers are enjoying Routes and exploring their surroundings in brand new ways! We’ve continued to make improvements to this feature since its launch. Here are some of the updates Trainers can enjoy right now.

  • Increased Route availability across the globe.
  • A lower level requirement for Trainers to create Routes.
  • Several quality of life improvements, including seeing more Routes listed within the Nearby menu, directional arrows on Routes, and a running count of the Zygarde Cells you’ve collected shown in the Zygarde Cube details.

In the future, Trainers can expect for Routes to continue to spring up around the world as more are approved. In addition, you can look forward to the following changes.

  • More Trainers will be able to create Routes.
  • Trainers will be able to find Zygarde Cells more often while exploring Routes.
  • A new notification will be available to inform Trainers when there are Routes nearby.
  • Various quality of life improvements.

We’re excited for all that’s to come—and who knows what more is on the horizon? Be sure to check out this page to keep up to date!

Routes are springing up around the world!

All Trainers can explore Routes right now, and as of today, Trainers above level 37 can create Routes! Still waiting? Route creation is still being rolled out, so check back here to see when it’s your turn!

Learn More About Routes

There’s always another Route! Read on to learn more.

Zygarde Field Report

Zygarde is a Pokémon that’s thought to monitor the ecosystem from deep in the cave where it lives.

It can change its appearance based on the number of Zygarde Cells that have been gathered. Zygarde Cells make up Zygarde, and some theorize these cells could be alive!

You’ll be able to hold Zygarde Cells in a Zygarde Cube, a device that functions like a nest for Zygarde Cells.

In its Complete Forme, Zygarde has enough power to overwhelm even Xerneas or Yveltal.

You can encounter Zygarde in the Special Research story “From A to Zygarde”!