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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Make Your Pokémon Follow You

Vincent Lau

This page explains how to make your Pokémon follow behind you.

(1 of 2) Adventures are more fun with two.

Adventures are more fun with two. (left), You can also check up on your partner. (right)

A new feature in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is the ability to have your first Pokémon follow you, as you journey across Sinnoh. Well, “new” compared to the original Diamond and Pearl anyway; this feature already existed in HeartGold and SoulSilver, Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, etc.

To activate this feature, you must visit Amity Square.

Where is Amity Square?

Amity Square is located along the north side of Hearthome City, near the center of the Sinnoh region, next to the east side of Mt. Coronet.

Inside Amity Square, you can have up to 6 Pokémon following you, but restricted to a small list:

Afterwards, you can also have your lead Pokémon follow you, even outside of Amity Square.


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    27 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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