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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 203 (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Route 203, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

Route 203.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
63.png Abra pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png 15%
399.png Bidoof pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 15%
401.pngKricketot pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png 10% (Morning/Night)
403.pngShinx pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png 25%
396.pngStarly pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 35% (Morning), 45% (Day), 25% (Night)
41.pngZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 10% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
54.pngPsyduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 90%
55.pngGolduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 10%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
118.pngGoldeen pokemon_bdsp_water17.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)
119.pngSeaking pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
104.pngCubone pokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
281.pngKirlia pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png 1%
280.pngRalts pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png 11%

Trainer Battles

Youngster Michael

Pokémon Level Type
399.pngBidoof 5 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
41.pngZubat 5 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

(1 of 2) Youngster Michael sends out a Bidoof

Youngster Michael sends out a Bidoof (left), he’ll also send out a Zubat. (right)

Youngster Dallas

Pokémon Level Type
401.png Kricketot 7 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png

Youngster Dallas has a Kricketot.

Lass Kaitlin

Pokémon Level Type
399.pngBidoof 4 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
396.pngStarly 4 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
406.pngBudew 4 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

(1 of 3) Kaitlin sends out Bidoof.

Youngster Sebastian

Pokémon Level Type
66.pngMachop 7 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png

Youngster Sebastian sends out a Machop!

Lass Madeline

Pokémon Level Type
396.pngStarly 5 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
399.pngBidoof 5 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

(1 of 2) Lass Madeline sends out a Starly

Lass Madeline sends out a Starly (left), and then a Bidoof! (right)


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    27 November 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 current pre-release version of our guide contains:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • 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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