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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 209 (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

What to do at the Hallowed Tower?

The Hallowed Tower is a small, crumbled structure barely resembling a tower, located near the east edge of the route. If you bring an Odd Keystone here, then speak to 32 unique NPCs in the Grand Underground, you can make Spiritomb appear.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
400.pngBibarel pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Morning/Night), 45% (Day)
438.pngBonsly pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png 25% (Morning), 5% (Day/Night) [Pearl]
113.pngChansey pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 5%
92.pngGastly pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 10% (Night)
439.pngMime Jr. pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png 25% (Morning), 5% (Day/Night) [Diamond]
397.pngStaravia pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 15% (Morning/Night), 25% (Day)
396.pngStarly pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 20%
41.pngZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 10% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Interact

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
442.pngSpiritomb pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png 100%

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
209.pngSnubbull pokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
241.pngMiltank pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 10% (Pearl), 2% (Diamond)
128.pngTauros pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 10% (Diamond), 2% (Pearl)

Trainer Battles

Pokémon Breeder Albert

Pokémon Level Type
438.pngBonsly 16 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png
172.pngPichu 17 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png
406.pngBudew 15 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Jogger Richard

Richard will only battle during the Morning.

Pokémon Level Type
404.pngLuxio 19 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Twins Emma and Lil

Pokémon Level Type
438.pngBonsly 19 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png
439.pngMime Jr. 19 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png

Poké Kid Danielle

Pokémon Level Type
25.pngPikachu 19 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Jogger Raul

Raul will only battle during the Morning.

Pokémon Level Type
397.pngStaravia 19 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Pokémon Breeder Jennifer

Pokémon Level Type
439.pngMime Jr. 16 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
173.pngCleffa 17 pokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
406.pngBudew 15 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Cowgirl Shelley

Pokémon Level Type
399.pngBidoof 14 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.pngBidoof 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.pngBidoof 16 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.pngBidoof 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.pngBidoof 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Young Couple Ty and Sue

Pokémon Level Type
66.pngMachop 19 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png
307.pngMeditite 19 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    5 December 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 finished version of our guide will contain:

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