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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Spring Path & Sendoff Spring (Encounters)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Sendoff Spring, including what Pokémon you can encounter.

(1 of 2) Sendoff Spring.

Sendoff Spring. (left), You can reach here by traveling east from Route 214. (right)

Sendoff Spring is the hidden fourth lake of Sinnoh, only accessible during the postgame. It’s located along the east side of Route 214, at the far end of Spring Path. At the back of Sendoff Spring is the mysterious Turnback Cave.

How to Reach Sendoff Spring

To reach Sendoff Spring, you must first locate the Spring Path. Make your way towards the lower half of Route 214, either by heading south from Veilstone City or west from Sunyshore City, then north when you arrive at Valor Lakefront. As you’re traveling, keep your eyes on the trees at the east perimeter of the route.

(1 of 2) Huh, was this gap in the trees always here?

Huh, was this gap in the trees always here? (left), Anyway, let’s follow it to the end. (right)

Between Psychic Mitchell towards the north and Collector Douglas towards the south, there’s a noticeable gap in the trees. This is the beginning of the Spring Path. (In case you were wondering, no, this path wasn’t always there.) The path itself is very simple: follow it east. At the end, there’s an entrance within the trees, which leads to the spring.

How to Navigate Sendoff Spring

(1 of 2) Use Rock Climb to climb up the hollow.

Use Rock Climb to climb up the hollow. (left), Then use Rock Climb near the back to enter the hollow. (right)

As you enter, go up and head east through the tall grass. When you reach the small bunch of trees near the end, use Rock Climb between the two trees along the upper wall. You’ll arrive at the south side of a large hollow. Go clock-wise or anti-clockwise around, towards the opposite (north) side. Next, Rock Climb down to the innards of the hollow.

Below, there’s a cave entrance, which leads to Turnback Cave. Also, there’s a large body of water that you can Surf around or fish in. This info might be useful for the coming fight, so keep that in mind.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
"Bibarel" IconBibarel pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45%
"Chimecho" IconChimecho pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png 10%
"Golduck" IconGolduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 20%
"Noctowl" IconNoctowl pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 20% (Night)
"Staravia" IconStaravia pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 25% (Morning/Day), 5% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
"Golduck" IconGolduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
"Goldeen" IconGoldeen pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Good Rod)
"Gyarados" IconGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
"Magikarp" IconMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
"Seaking" IconSeaking pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Super Rod)
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    Pokemon Company International
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    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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  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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