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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Sandsear Cave

Vincent Lau

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

Icon Description Number of
pokemon_bdsp_icon_sandsear.jpg A cross between a Rocky and Volcanic Cave. 3

Wild Pokémon

Available From the Start

Pokémon Type Notes
95.pngOnix pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -
451.pngSkorupi pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_bug17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
229.pngHoundoom pokemon_bdsp_dark17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fire17.png -
240.pngMagby pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png Shining Pearl only
111.pngRhyhorn pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
77.pngPonyta pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png -

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
449.pngHippopotas pokemon_bdsp_ground17.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
    29 November 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 current pre-release version of our guide contains:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • 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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