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Route 203 (Encounters & Items)

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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" IconAbra pokemonbdsppsychic17.png 15%
399.png "Bidoof" IconBidoof pokemonbdspnormal17.png 15%
401.png"Kricketot" IconKricketot pokemonbdspbug17.png 10% (Morning/Night)
403.png"Shinx" IconShinx pokemonbdspelectric17.png 25%
396.png"Starly" IconStarly pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 35% (Morning), 45% (Day), 25% (Night)
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 10% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 90%
55.png"Golduck" IconGolduck pokemonbdspwater17.png 10%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
118.png"Goldeen" IconGoldeen pokemonbdspwater17.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)
119.png"Seaking" IconSeaking pokemonbdspwater17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
104.png"Cubone" IconCubone pokemonbdspground17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
281.png"Kirlia" IconKirlia pokemonbdsppsychic17.pngpokemonbdspfairy17.png 1%
280.png"Ralts" IconRalts pokemonbdsppsychic17.pngpokemonbdspfairy17.png 11%

Item Locations

Item Location
Pokeball.pngPoké Ball Found behind Youngster Michael.
RepelIcon.pngRepel Found north of the small lake.

Trainer Battles

Youngster Michael

Pokémon Level Type
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 5 pokemonbdspnormal17.png
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat 5 pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.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" IconKricketot 7 pokemonbdspbug17.png

Youngster Dallas has a Kricketot.

Lass Kaitlin

Pokémon Level Type
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 4 pokemonbdspnormal17.png
396.png"Starly" IconStarly 4 pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
406.png"Budew" IconBudew 4 pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png

(1 of 3) Kaitlin sends out Bidoof.

Youngster Sebastian

Pokémon Level Type
66.png"Machop" IconMachop 7 pokemonbdspfighting17.png

Youngster Sebastian sends out a Machop!

Lass Madeline

Pokémon Level Type
396.png"Starly" IconStarly 5 pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 5 pokemonbdspnormal17.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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In Route 203 you didn't mention you fight your rival there. He uses a lv 7 Starling and his starter at lv 9.

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In Route 203 you didn't mention you fight your rival there. He uses a lv 7 Starling and his starter at lv 9.

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Guide Information

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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.

Currently included in our guide:

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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