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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Grassland Cave

Vincent Lau

This page outlines all the wild Pokémon you can encounter in the Grassland Cave hideaways.

Icon Description Number of
pokemon_bdsp_icon_grassland.jpg A lush, foresty cave. 5

Wild Pokémon

Available From the Start

Pokémon Type Notes
399.pngBidoof pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png -
406.pngBudew pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
427.pngBuneary pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png -
268.pngCascoon pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png Shining Pearl only
420.pngCherubi pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png -
415.pngCombee pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -
401.pngKricketot pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png -
66.pngMachop pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png -
198.pngMurkrow pokemon_bdsp_dark17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
315.pngRoselia pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
403.pngShinx pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png -
266.pngSilcoon pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png Brilliant Diamond only
265.pngWurmple pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png -
41.pngZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
359.pngAbsol pokemon_bdsp_dark17.png -
127.pngPinsir pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png Shining Pearl only
123.pngScyther pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png Brilliant Diamond only

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
400.pngBibarel pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_water17.png -
42.pngGolbat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -
163.pngHoothoot pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -
435.pngSkuntank pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png Brilliant Diamond only
434.pngStunky pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png Brilliant Diamond only

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
67.pngMachoke pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png -
446.pngMunchlax pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png -
432.pngPurugly pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png Shining Pearl only

Available After Icicle Badge

Pokémon Type Notes
431.pngGlameow pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png Shining Pearl only
404.pngLuxio pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png -

Available After National Pokédex


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    5 December 2021
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.
  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
  • Strategies for defeating the Gym Leaders and Elite Four.
  • Wild Pokémon and item locations for each route and dungeon.
  • A full breakdown of the Grand Underground.
    – All the Pokémon that inhabit the Hideways.
    – Information for all the treasure you can dig up.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    – How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • How to breed Pokémon.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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