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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Spear Pillar: How to Defeat Team Galactic

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for the Spear Pillar, explaining how to defeat Team Galactic during their final stand.


Map of the Spear Pillar. Note that the layout is mirrored in Shining Pearl.

Trainer Battles

Team Galactic Grunt (K)

Pokémon Level Type
269.pngDustox 38 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
453.pngCroagunk 38 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png

Team Galactic Grunt (L)

Pokémon Level Type
434.pngStunky 38 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png
431.pngGlameow 38 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Pokémon Trainer Rival (Ally)

Pokémon Level Type
446.pngMunchlax 42 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
398.pngStaraptor 41 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
418.pngBuizel (you didn’t choose Chimchar) 42 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
315.pngRoselia (you didn’t choose Piplup) 42 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
77.pngPonyta (you didn’t choose Turtwig) 42 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png
214.pngHeracross 43 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png
389.pngTorterra (you chose Piplup) 45 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png
392.pngInfernape (you chose Turtwig) 45 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png
395.pngEmpoleon (you chose Chimchar) 45 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_steel17.png

Commander Mars

Pokémon Level Type
436.pngBronzor 41 pokemon_bdsp_steel17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png
42.pngGolbat 42 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
432.pngPurugly 45 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Commander Jupiter

Pokémon Level Type
436.pngBronzor 41 pokemon_bdsp_steel17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png
42.pngGolbat 41 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
435.pngSkuntank 46 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png

Galactic Boss Cyrus

Pokémon Level Type
430.pngHonchkrow 45 pokemon_bdsp_dark17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
169.pngCrobat 46 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
130.pngGyarados 45 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
461.pngWeavile 48 pokemon_bdsp_dark17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ice17.png


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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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