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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Hearthome City (Locations & Items)

Staci Miller

Hearthome City is a major location in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, though you won’t be able to battle its Gym Leader just yet.

Main Story

Your first time in Hearthome City will be pretty short in terms of main objectives to hit. Talk to the man on the first path into the city with the red hat, and he will lead you to the Contest Hall. There, you’ll find Fantina, the city’s Gym Leader - though she doesn’t want to battle you just yet.

The Contest Hall is where you’ll be able to come and compete with your Pokémon.

Enter the Contest Hall to find Mom and Keira, and receive a dress or tuxedo - depending on which character appearance you chose at the start of the game.

After that, you should travel south, where you’ll meet up with your rival for a battle before leaving the city and moving on.

Rival Battle

Your rival’s Pokémon, as always, depend on who you picked for your starter.

He will always start by having a Starly at the front of his team, so if you captured an Electric-type early in the game - like Shinx - you can one-hit K.O. this Pokémon pretty easily. There will be a Pokémon that’s weak to your starter (such as Roselia for Chimchar), and then of course, your rival’s starter.

Your rival is building a pretty diverse team by this point in the game, so it’s a good idea to have counters ready to go.

Chimchar Starter

Pokémon Level Type
Starly.pngStarly 19 pokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
Roselia.pngRoselia 20 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Ponyta.pngPonyta 20 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png
Prinplup.pngPrinplup 21 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Piplup Starter

Pokémon Level Type
Starly.pngStarly 19 pokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
Buizel.pngBuizel 20 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
Ponyta.pngPonyta 20 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png
Grotle.pngGrotle 21 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png

Turtwig Starter

Pokémon Level Type
Starly.pngStarly 19 pokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
Buizel.pngBuizel 20 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
Roselia.pngRoselia 20 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Monferno.pngMonferno 21 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png


As with any city or town in the game, there are a few items to be picked up.

The first set is at the Poké Mart. Although more items get unlocked as you get more gym badges, you can expect a decent selection here the first time you arrive.

Item Price
Pokeball.pngPoké Ball 200
Net_Ball.pngNet Ball 1000
Nest_Ball.pngNest Ball 1000
Potions.png Potion 300
Super_Potion.png Super Potion 700
Antidote.png Antidote 100
Paralyze_Heal.png Paralyze Heal 200
Awakening_Icon.pngAwakening 250
Burn_Heal.pngBurn Heal 250
Ice_Heal.pngIce Heal 250
Escape_Rope.pngEscape Rope 550
Repel_Icon.pngRepel 350

There are also many other items to be found around Hearthome city.

(1 of 2) The Amulet Coin is inside one of the rock houses

The Amulet Coin is inside one of the rock houses (left), For the Spooky Plate, look to the right. (right)

Item Location
Poffin Case The Pokémon Fan Club, near the Pokémon Center
Secret Power (TM43) Below the flowers and benches in Amity Square
Attract (TM45) Beside the flower patches in Amity Square
Spooky Plate Northeastern Corner of Amity Square, next to the furthest right rock house
Shell Bell Second floor of the building next to the Pokémon Fan Club; talk to the girl with a Clefairy
Amulet Coin Left rock house in the eastern section of Amity Park

Other Locations

Mostly, the other locations are NPCs giving you tips on where to find things. There is also the Gym, where you will eventually battle Fantina, but you can’t do that right now - she’s the fifth Gym Leader, and you have a few badges to collect first.

Travel on to Route 209 to continue your journey.


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    Pokemon Company International
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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    24 January 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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