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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.pngCroagunk pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png -
315.pngRoselia pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
451.pngSkorupi pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_bug17.png -
41.pngZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
207.pngGligar pokemon_bdsp_ground17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
108.pngLickitung pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png -
220.pngSwinub pokemon_bdsp_ice17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
339.pngBarboach pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -
42.pngGolbat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png -

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
195.pngQuagsire pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -
194.pngWooper pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -

Available After Icicle Badge

Pokémon Type Notes
72.pngTentacool pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -
73.pngTentacruel pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png -

Available After Obtaining Waterfall

Pokémon Type Notes
340.pngWhiscash pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png -

Available After National Pokédex


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    2 December 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 finished version of our guide will contain:

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