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Oreburgh Gate (Encounters & Items)

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Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Oreburgh Gate, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

(1 of 2) Oreburgh Gate.

Oreburgh Gate. (left), This cavern connects Route 203 with Oreburgh City. (right)

Oreburgh Gate is a small cavern that connects Route 203 with Oreburgh City. During your first visit, there isn’t much to see. But after you’ve earned the right to use HM Rock Smash, you can explore the sizable basement level.

How to Obtain HM Rock Smash

Near the entrance, when you go forward a short distance, a Hiker will stop you. He’ll give you a stack of TM98 Rock Smash and add the Hidden Move Rock Smash to your Pokétch. This can be used to break small cracked rocks, like the ones found in Oreburgh Gate.

Floor 1 (1F)

Map

Map of Oreburgh Gate 1F.

How to Navigate Oreburgh Gate (1F)

During your initial visit, there’s only path available to you: directly east. Next to the Hiker who gave you Rock Smash, there’s a path leading north, but you need to use Rock Smash to continue. Anyway, towards the east, there are two trainers you can battle for experience before the next gym. Or you can avoid them by going behind them.

Once you’ve obtained the Coal Badge, be sure to check out the north path, which leads to the basement.

Wild Pokémon - Ground

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
74.png"Geodude" IconGeodude pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 80%
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 20%

1F Item Locations

(1 of 2) You can't miss this Hiker.

You can't miss this Hiker. (left), TM98 Rock Smash is weak, but it may lower the foe's Defense. (right)

Item Location
Fighting.png TM98 Rock Smash x3 Obtained from the Hiker once you enter the area with a Pokétch.

Camper Curtis

Pokémon Level Type
403.png"Shinx" IconShinx 7 pokemonbdspelectric17.png

Picnicker Diana

Pokémon Level Type
406.png"Budew" IconBudew 5 pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck 5 pokemonbdspwater17.png

Basement 1 (B1)

Map

Map of Oreburgh Gate B1F.

How to Navigate Oreburgh Gate (B1F)

Even with Rock Smash, you won’t be able to explore the whole basement. But there’s something useful you can obtain here. From the initial stairs, head south, down some steps, then squeeze through the nearby path on the right, smashing two cracked rocks along the way. Jump down from the ledge near the corner and pick up the TM70 Flash before the next ledge.

You can teach Flash to certain Pokémon and use it from the Pokémon menu to light up dark caves. For now, jump down the second ledge and go around back towards the previous steps. This time, head west along the upper path, using Rock Smash to clear a path. After the third rock, there’s a Cyclist just loitering around. Go around and grab the Stardust nearby.

(1 of 2) Use Rock Smash to destroy the cracked rocks.

Use Rock Smash to destroy the cracked rocks. (left), TM70 Flash can be used to light up dark caves. (right)

That’s probably it for now. If you don’t have a Bike or HM Surf and HM Strength, exit the basement (with an Escape Rope for instance).

Otherwise, if you have the Bike, switch to fourth gear and leap over the ramp near the Cyclist. Then leap over the next ramp. You can then go and grab the TM31 Brick Break near the corner. If you don’t have Surf, go south, then smash the nearby rock on the right. You can then use the ramp to clear the rocks and exit the area on foot. (Or use an Escape Rope.)

Meanwhile, if you have both HM Surf and HM Strength, you can swim west towards an isolated area. When you land, there’s a good chance you’ll be spotted by a battle-thirsty Veteran. Past him, walk down the steps and use Strength to shove the boulder all the way left. Near the bottom, grab the Earth Plate. Next, go up and use Rock Smash to break the cracked rock.

Finally, push the last boulder left or right, but not up. If you accidentally pushed it up, you need to leave and re-enter the basement to reset the boulder. Past the boulder is TM01 Focus Punch.

Wild Pokémon - Ground

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
74.png"Geodude" IconGeodude pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 10%
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 30%
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 60%

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
42.png"Golbat" IconGolbat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 5%
55.png"Golduck" IconGolduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 5%
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 30%
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 60%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
339.png"Barboach" IconBarboach pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 45% (Good Rod)
130.png"Gyarados" IconGyarados pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
129.png"Magikarp" IconMagikarp pokemonbdspwater17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
340.png"Whiscash" IconWhiscash pokemonbdspwater17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 45% (Super Rod)

B1F Items

(1 of 2) TM31 Brick Break.

TM31 Brick Break. (left), TM01 Focus Punch. (right)

Item Location
Fighting.png TM70 Flash On the right side of the floor - you’ll need Rock Smash to obtain it.
Fighting.png TM31 Brick Break To the west of the main room - need a bike to reach it.
Fighting.png TM01 Focus Punch To the east of the stairs that head down - you’ll need Rock Smash and a Bike/Surf.
earthplate.png Earth Plate West of Veteran Grant - you’ll require Surf and Strength.
DreamStardustSprite.pngStardust Behind the Cyclist, on a ledge north of the ramp next to the entrance - you’ll need Rock Smash to obtain it.

Veteran Grant

(1 of 2) You need HM Surf to reach Veteran Grant.

You need HM Surf to reach Veteran Grant. (left), Grant sends out a rare "Riolu" IconRiolu. (right)

Grant is located towards the west side of the basement, watching over the stairs leading further down. To reach him, you’ll need to use HM Surf.

Pokémon Level Type
447.png"Riolu" IconRiolu 33 pokemonbdspfighting17.png
398.png"Staraptor" IconStaraptor 34 pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
75.png"Graveler" IconGraveler 35 pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • 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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