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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

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Rocky Cave

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

Icon Description Number of
pokemonbdspiconrocky.jpg A dry, sandy cave. The selection of Pokémon is limited until you get the National Pokédex. 5

Wild Pokémon

Available From the Start

Pokémon Type Notes
74.png"Geodude" IconGeodude pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
95.png"Onix" IconOnix pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
451.png"Skorupi" IconSkorupi pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspbug17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
207.png"Gligar" IconGligar pokemonbdspground17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
111.png"Rhyhorn" IconRhyhorn pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
216.png"Teddiursa" IconTeddiursa pokemonbdspnormal17.png Shining Pearl only

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
436.png"Bronzor" IconBronzor pokemonbdspsteel17.pngpokemonbdsppsychic17.png -

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
75.png"Graveler" IconGraveler pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
449.png"Hippopotas" IconHippopotas pokemonbdspground17.png -

Available After National Pokédex


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    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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