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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Swampy Cave

Vincent Lau

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

Icon Description Number of
pokemon_bdsp_icon_swampy.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 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png -
315.png"Roselia" IconRoselia pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
451.png"Skorupi" IconSkorupi pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_bug17.png -
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
207.png"Gligar" IconGligar pokemon_bdsp_ground17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
108.png"Lickitung" IconLickitung pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png -
220.png"Swinub" IconSwinub pokemon_bdsp_ice17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
339.png"Barboach" IconBarboach pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -
42.png"Golbat" IconGolbat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
195.png"Quagsire" IconQuagsire pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -
194.png"Wooper" IconWooper pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -

Available After Icicle Badge

Pokémon Type Notes
72.png"Tentacool" IconTentacool pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
73.png"Tentacruel" IconTentacruel pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -

Available After Obtaining Waterfall

Pokémon Type Notes
340.png"Whiscash" IconWhiscash pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -

Available After National Pokédex

Pokémon Type Notes
168.png"Ariados" IconAriados pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
69.png"Bellsprout" IconBellsprout pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
1.png"Bulbasaur" IconBulbasaur pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
331.png"Cacnea" IconCacnea pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png -
332.png"Cacturne" IconCacturne pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png -
10.png"Caterpie" IconCaterpie pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png Brilliant Diamond only
23.png"Ekans" IconEkans pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png Brilliant Diamond only
44.png"Gloom" IconGloom pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
88.png"Grimer" IconGrimer pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
166.png"Ledian" IconLedian pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -
29.png "Nidoran♀" IconNidoran♀ pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
32.pnge"Nidoran♂" IconNidoran♂ pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
30.png"Nidorina" IconNidorina pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
33.png"Nidorino" IconNidorino pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
43.png"Oddish" IconOddish pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
46.png"Paras" IconParas pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_grass17.png -
204.png"Pineco" IconPineco pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png -
211.png"Qwilfish" IconQwilfish pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
336.png"Seviper" IconSeviper pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png Shining Pearl only
114.png"Tangela" IconTangela pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png -
465.png"Tangrowth" IconTangrowth pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png -
357.png"Tropius" IconTropius pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -
49.png"Venomoth" IconVenomoth pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
48.png"Venonat" IconVenonat pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
13.png"Weedle" IconWeedle pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png Shining Pearl only
70.png"Weepinbell" IconWeepinbell pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
110.png"Weezing" IconWeezing pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
335.png"Zangoose" IconZangoose pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png Brilliant Diamond only
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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.

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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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