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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Team Galactic Eterna Building

Staci Miller

To rescue the Bicycle Shop Manager in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and progress, you’ll have to defeat Team Galactic. Here’s more detail on how to do that.

The Building

(1 of 2) You need HM Cut to reach the building.

You need HM Cut to reach the building. (left), Inside, there are many Team Galactic Grunts, although not all are eager to fight. (right)

The building itself can be found at the top right of Eterna City, and is fairly easily to navigate. Unlike more Galactic buildings you’ll come across later, there are no warps - yet. Just take the stairs to each room and defeat the grunts you come across along the way.

You can keep returning the Pokémon Center between battles if you need to, and will be able to heal your Pokémon. If you’re impatient, you can take items into the building with you and use them between battles. Due to the fact this building is so easy to navigate, however, you don’t really need to worry about any issues with exiting and re-entering.

Battle Tips

The battles themselves shouldn’t prove too difficult. If you’ve leveled up your Pokémon enough, they’re pretty easy to get through.

"Chimchar" IconChimchar (and their evolutions) will be very handy for taking out the Bug-type Pokémon (and you should do so quickly, to avoid their poison moves). If you don’t have Chimchar, the battles may be a little tougher but still very doable at this stage of the game without having to go back and grind.

If you caught a "Shinx" IconShinx early on, they’re great for taking out "Zubat" IconZubats. You should also do this quickly, as they can cause Confusion in your Pokémon and make the battles a little more of a slog.

The Pokémon to watch is the "Kadabra" IconKadabra, sent out by the scientist. You’ll be able to tell it’s coming because the scientist looks different from the grunts.

This time, if you started with Chimchar, it’s time to hold off. Kadabra is strong against Fighting-types, and you likely have a "Monferno" IconMonferno now, who is weak to those moves. Kadabra’s Psychic-type moves can deal a considerable amount of damage.


Galactic Grunt & Galactic Grunt (Double Battle)

(1 of 2) A double battle awaits near the first staircase.

A double battle awaits near the first staircase. (left), Two Galactic grunts will challenge you at once. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
Wurmple.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple 13 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
Cascoon.png"Cascoon" IconCascoon 13 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
Zubat.png"Zubat" IconZubat 14 pokemon_bdsp_flying17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Glameow.png"Glameow" IconGlameow 14 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png


Galactic Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Wurmple.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple 13 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
Zubat.png"Zubat" IconZubat 13 pokemon_bdsp_flying17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Galactic Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Silcoon.png"Silcoon" IconSilcoon 15 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png


(1 of 2) It’s not just Galactic grunts who oppose you…

It’s not just Galactic grunts who oppose you… (left), A scientist on the 3rd floor is also in a mood for a fight! (right)

Galactic Grunt

Pokémon Level Type
Wurmple.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple 12 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
Silcoon.png"Silcoon" IconSilcoon 12 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
Zubat.png"Zubat" IconZubat 12 pokemon_bdsp_flying17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Scientist Travon

Pokémon Level Type
Kadabra.png"Kadabra" IconKadabra 15 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png


The Boss: Commander Jupiter

The last person you’ll fight in the building, on the top floor, is Commander Jupiter. As you might expect from a Galactic boss, she proves a little more difficult than the other trainers in the building.

(1 of 2) Commander Jupiter is an elite member of Team Galactic.

Commander Jupiter is an elite member of Team Galactic. (left), Zubat will be the first Pokémon she sends out. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
Zubat.png"Zubat" IconZubat 18 pokemon_bdsp_flying17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Skuntank.png"Skuntank" IconSkuntank 20 pokemon_bdsp_dark17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Her Zubat is easy to take out with an Electric-type move, but her "Skuntank" IconSkuntank can be hard to knock down. It’s weak against Ground-type moves so if you have any Pokémon who know some, send them out. Zubat will be first, though.

After you’ve defeated Commander Jupiter, the Bicycle Shop Manager will return to his shop in Eterna City. Go find him to receive a free bike as thanks, and you now cycle to your next location.

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    Pokemon Company International
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    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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