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Swampy Cave

Vincent Lau

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

Icon Description Number of
pokemonbdspiconswampy.jpg A cave surrounded by treacherous bog. Home to many Poison-types. 7

Wild Pokémon

Available From the Start

Pokémon Type Notes
453.png"Croagunk" IconCroagunk pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspfighting17.png -
315.png"Roselia" IconRoselia pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -
451.png"Skorupi" IconSkorupi pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspbug17.png -
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
207.png"Gligar" IconGligar pokemonbdspground17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
108.png"Lickitung" IconLickitung pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
220.png"Swinub" IconSwinub pokemonbdspice17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
339.png"Barboach" IconBarboach pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
42.png"Golbat" IconGolbat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
195.png"Quagsire" IconQuagsire pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
194.png"Wooper" IconWooper pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -

Available After Icicle Badge

Pokémon Type Notes
72.png"Tentacool" IconTentacool pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -
73.png"Tentacruel" IconTentacruel pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -

Available After Obtaining Waterfall

Pokémon Type Notes
340.png"Whiscash" IconWhiscash pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -

Available After National Pokédex


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Guide Information

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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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