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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Best Fishing Spots in BDSP

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Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on the best fishing spots in Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP).

Before you can start fishing at all the best spots, you’ll need a fishing rod. Head over to our guide on how to get each rod, including how to get the Super Rod!

How to Fish

To fish, you’ll need to first find a body of water and then face it. Then, select a Rod from your Key Items inventory and choose to use it. This will throw out your fishing line into the water. If there’s pokémon around, you may have one bite the line. When they bite the bait, which is indicated by an exclamation point above your character’s head, press A to battle them. If you don’t press A quick enough they’ll swim away!

When you’re in battle, you’ll have a chance to catch them if you want.

Mount Coronet (Via Route 211)

You want to head over to the Underground Lake in Mt. Coronet that can be reached by taking Route 211 into the Mountain. You’ll probably want to grab HM Defog before venturing in here, as it’s quite hard to see! Then, to get to the Underground Lake in Mt. Coronet, you’ll need to use HM Strength to move the grey boulders.

In these waters, you’ll have the chance to catch the super elusive Feebas, but this is no easy task, as it’s only found in four tiles in the lake - and these four tiles are entirely random and different for each player. Head over to our indepth guide on how to search for and catch a Feebas!

Feebas is a tough fish to find!

In addition to a Feebas, you could also catch one of the following in this lake.

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
339.pngBarboach pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 45% (Good Rod)
130.pngGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
340.pngWhiscash pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Route 218

The waters found in Route 218 have a whole host of decent fish Pokémon! Make sure to bring along at least a Good Rod, because you could catch yourself a Finneon, Lumineon and/or a Gyarados in these waters.

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
456.pngFinneon pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Good Rod)
130.pngGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
457.pngLumineon pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)

Mount Coronet (Peak Interior)

On the 1F of the Peak Interior, you’ll find a lake that has the potential to spawn in a Dratini and a Dragonair. Unfortunately, you will need to ensure you have a Super Rod before you can attempt to find these. Below, you’ll find all the different types of fish and their spawn rates in this particular body of water.

(1 of 2) Dratini is quite common.

Dratini is quite common. (left), But Dragonair can take several tries. (right)

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
339.pngBarboach pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 45% (Good Rod)
148.pngDragonair pokemon_bdsp_dragon17.png 5% (Super Rod)
147.pngDratini pokemon_bdsp_dragon17.png 40% (Super Rod)
130.pngGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)

Route 223

On Route 223, you’ll be able to find a Wailmer and a Wailord as well as an Octillery and a few other fish pokémon. To catch the giant Wailmer and Wailord you will, once again, need a Super Rod!

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
130.pngGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 60% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 65% (Good Rod)
224.pngOctillery pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 5% (Super Rod)
223.pngRemoraid pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Good Rod)
320.pngWailmer pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 30% (Super Rod)
321.pngWailord pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 5% (Super Rod)

Pokémon League

The Pokémon League, located at the end of Route 223 and just before Victory Road is a surprisingly good fishing spot. Here, you can find Octillery and Luvdisc, both of which require that you first have a Super Rod.

(1 of 2) Octillery is uncommon.

Octillery is uncommon. (left), Luvdisc is on the rare side. (right)

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
130.pngGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 60% (Super Rod)
370.pngLuvdisc pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 5% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 65% (Good Rod)
224.pngOctillery pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Super Rod)
223.pngRemoraid pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Good Rod)

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  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    19 January 2022
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