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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Twinleaf Town (Locations & Items)

Staci Miller

Twinleaf Town is the very first town you’ll come across, and the place you’ll start out. Although there isn’t much to be done here, it’s your introduction to the game.

Your House

The first place to explore is your own house. There isn’t much to find in your room, but you can sleep in your bed (which will heal your Pokémon, when you have them) and check out the Nintendo Switch.

The Switch is a new addition where it used to be a Wii in the original games.

Head downstairs and talk to Mom. She’ll explain that your friendly rival you named when you loaded up the game was looking for you, and it’s time to head out and find him.

Chasing Your Rival

Head up and left. You’ll be able to enter your rival’s house after meeting him outside, and he’ll run outside and take off into Route 201. Give chase, and follow the events there!

Pokémon Level Type
Turtwig.png"Turtwig" IconTurtwig 5 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png
Chimchar.png"Chimchar" IconChimchar 5 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png
Piplup.png"Piplup" IconPiplup 5 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

You’ll also be able to choose your starter Pokémon before you had back to Twinleaf Town.

The Running Shoes

The Running Shoes are the only item you’ll be able to get in Twinleaf Town, and they’ll be gifted to you by Mom when you let her know you’re off on an adventure to Sandgem Town.

The Running Shoes are the first thing you receive in the game.

To use them, tilt the left analog stick more firmly than usual and you’ll move at a faster speed. If using the D-Pad, you should instead hold the B button, just like in the old days!

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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    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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The following will be available via free updates to our guide:

  • A complete walkthrough of the main story and postgame.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    • How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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