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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Find & Catch Spiritomb

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This page explains how to encounter Spiritomb in Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Where to Find the Odd Keystone

(1 of 2) It’s easiest if you start near the Hearthome City gatehouse.

It’s easiest if you start near the Hearthome City gatehouse. (left), Check the corner near the Honey Tree. (right)

To encounter Spiritomb, players must obtain the Odd Keystone. This is gotten by speaking to a Black Belt NPC on Route 208, hidden in the bottom-right corner, near a Honey Tree. It’s also near the gatehouse to Hearthome City.

Where to Find Hallowed Tower

(1 of 2) The Hallowed Tower is near the north-east corner of Route 209.

The Hallowed Tower is near the north-east corner of Route 209. (left), Place the Odd Keystone here to progress the quest. (right)

After obtaining the Odd Keystone you must then travel to Route 209, east from Hearthome City. Upon progressing through the route you will stumble upon an odd-looking structure known as the Hallowed Tower, and be prompted to place the Odd Keystone inside. This is where things will get tricky!

How to Encounter Spiritomb

(1 of 2) You must speak to NPCs with names, like this one.

You must speak to NPCs with names, like this one. (left), Remember: the ones without names don’t count. (right)

Once the Odd Keystone is placed in the Hallowed Tower, players must then venture into the Grand Underground, where they must encounter 32 or more unique characters.

After talking to all 32 characters, touching the Hallowed Tower will cause a wild Spiritomb to attack the player. This will provide you with the opportunity to battle and capture Spiritomb!

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Level Type
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The wild Spiritomb can attack using STAB Hex and Payback. It can also boost its Special Attack using Nasty Plot, which can make it scary if the battle drags on. Besides that, it can use Spite to lower your PP.

Due to its elusive typing, most attacks are neutral towards it. Normal-type moves obviously have no effect, while Poison does half damage. Avoid Fairy-type moves, since those are super-effective and could cause you to accidentally KO Spiritomb.


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    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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