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Riverbank Cave

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

Icon Description Number of
pokemonbdspiconriverbank.jpg A cross between a Grassland and Fountainspring Cave. 3

Wild Pokémon

Available From the Start

Pokémon Type Notes
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
406.png"Budew" IconBudew pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -
418.png"Buizel" IconBuizel pokemonbdspwater17.png -
427.png"Buneary" IconBuneary pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
268.png"Cascoon" IconCascoon pokemonbdspbug17.png Shining Pearl only
453.png"Croagunk" IconCroagunk pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspfighting17.png -
401.png"Kricketot" IconKricketot pokemonbdspbug17.png -
198.png"Murkrow" IconMurkrow pokemonbdspdark17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck pokemonbdspwater17.png -
266.png"Silcoon" IconSilcoon pokemonbdspbug17.png Brilliant Diamond only
265.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple pokemonbdspbug17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
108.png"Lickitung" IconLickitung pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
127.png"Pinsir" IconPinsir pokemonbdspbug17.png Shining Pearl only
123.png"Scyther" IconScyther pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png Brilliant Diamond only

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
339.png"Barboach" IconBarboach pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
400.png"Bibarel" IconBibarel pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspwater17.png -
163.png"Hoothoot" IconHoothoot pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -
435.png"Skuntank" IconSkuntank pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspdark17.png Brilliant Diamond only
434.png"Stunky" IconStunky pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspdark17.png Brilliant Diamond only

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
446.png"Munchlax" IconMunchlax pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
432.png"Purugly" IconPurugly pokemonbdspnormal17.png Shining Pearl only
278.png"Wingull" IconWingull pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -

Available After Icicle Badge

Pokémon Type Notes
443.png"Gible" IconGible pokemonbdspdragon17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
431.png"Glameow" IconGlameow pokemonbdspnormal17.png Shining Pearl only
279.png"Pelipper" IconPelipper pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -
72.png"Tentacool" IconTentacool pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -
73.png"Tentacruel" IconTentacruel pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -

Available After Obtaining Waterfall

Pokémon Type Notes
444.png"Gabite" IconGabite pokemonbdspdragon17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
458.png"Mantyke" IconMantyke pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -
224.png"Octillery" IconOctillery pokemonbdspwater17.png -
340.png"Whiscash" IconWhiscash pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -

Available After National Pokédex


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2022
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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.

Currently included in our guide:

The following will be available via free updates to our guide:

  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    • How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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