A small grassy valley splits the rocky mountain cliffs between Rochfale Town and Legen Town, providing a brief relief to travelers stumbling along the rocky path. A Pokémon Day Care has set up shop to the north end of the valley, taking advantage of the route's natural features to create a large space for the Pokémon in their care to roam without escaping.
With its iconic egg nest roof, the day care center will do its best to tend to your needs. The nurse on the left will heal your Pokémon back to full health, you're free to use the PC on the desk, and the old woman will take a Pokémon and raise it for you for the modest fee of 100 plus another 100 for each level they while in her care.
Pokémon in Day Care gain one experience point for each step you take. Even if your Pokémon gains enough levels to evolve, the Day Care Center will prevent them from doing so. If your Pokémon gains enough levels to learn a new move, the new move will replace its first move; it is possible to forget HM moves this way.
Leave two Pokémon of opposite genders and the same Egg group in the Daycare and they will eventually produce an Egg. Alternatively, leave any Pokémon that is not in the Undiscovered Egg group with a Duplicat. After some time, return and check with the old man outside to receive your egg, which will always be the lowest evolution of the female Pokémon (or the non-Duplicat, if you deposited one). The process goes more quickly if your Pokémon are the same species or if they have different Trainer IDs.
On the west side of the valley, a cave entrance is visible; however, it is up a ledge and cannot be accessed from Route 9. This cave exits from Victory Road.
There are four trainers on Route 9. The Scientist and Pyromaniac are on the mountainous side near the Legen Town entrance, the Picnicker is just before the Day Care Center, and the Aroma Lady is in a patch of grass near the Route 6 entrance.