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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" IconSpiritomb appear.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
400.png"Bibarel" IconBibarel pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Morning/Night), 45% (Day)
438.png"Bonsly" IconBonsly pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png 25% (Morning), 5% (Day/Night) [Pearl]
113.png"Chansey" IconChansey pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 5%
92.png"Gastly" IconGastly pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 10% (Night)
439.png"Mime Jr." IconMime Jr. pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png 25% (Morning), 5% (Day/Night) [Diamond]
397.png"Staravia" IconStaravia pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 15% (Morning/Night), 25% (Day)
396.png"Starly" IconStarly pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 20%
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 10% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Interact

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
442.png"Spiritomb" IconSpiritomb pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png 100%

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 90%
55.png"Golduck" IconGolduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 10%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
118.png"Goldeen" IconGoldeen pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Good Rod)
130.png"Gyarados" IconGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
129.png"Magikarp" IconMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
119.png"Seaking" IconSeaking pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
209.png"Snubbull" IconSnubbull pokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
241.png"Miltank" IconMiltank pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 10% (Pearl), 2% (Diamond)
128.png"Tauros" IconTauros pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 10% (Diamond), 2% (Pearl)

Item Locations

Item Location
Good Rod Obtain Good Rod from the Fisherman in the western region of the route.
Awakening (hidden) In the rock inside the pit above the Razz Berry patch.
TM19 Giga Drain Near the trees south of the Hallowed Tower - you’ll need HM Surf.
Leppa Berry x2 Berry Patch north of Fisherman who gives you the Good Rod.
Chesto Berry x2 Berry Patch north of Fisherman who gives you the Good Rod.
Razz Berry x4 Berry Patch south of the Lost Tower.
X Accuracy By the trees near Poké kid Danielle.
TM47 Steel Wing Near the trees south of the Lost Tower - you’ll need HM Cut.
Tiny Mushroom (hidden) North of Pokémon Breeder Jennifer - in the pit.
Revive (hidden) North east of Twins Emma and Lil.
Super Potion (hidden) North of Pokémon Breeder Jennifer.
Honey North of the grass patch found above Albert the Pokémon Breeder.
Calcium (hidden) Found in the northwest - you’ll need a bike to reach it.

Trainer Battles

Pokémon Breeder Albert

Pokémon Level Type
438.png"Bonsly" IconBonsly 16 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png
172.png"Pichu" IconPichu 17 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png
406.png"Budew" IconBudew 15 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Jogger Richard

Richard will only battle during the Morning.

Pokémon Level Type
404.png"Luxio" IconLuxio 19 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Twins Emma and Lil

Pokémon Level Type
438.png"Bonsly" IconBonsly 19 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png
439.png"Mime Jr." IconMime Jr. 19 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png

Poké Kid Danielle

Pokémon Level Type
25.png"Pikachu" IconPikachu 19 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Jogger Raul

Raul will only battle during the Morning.

Pokémon Level Type
397.png"Staravia" IconStaravia 19 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Pokémon Breeder Jennifer

Pokémon Level Type
439.png"Mime Jr." IconMime Jr. 16 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
173.png"Cleffa" IconCleffa 17 pokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
406.png"Budew" IconBudew 15 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Cowgirl Shelley

Pokémon Level Type
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 14 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 16 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Young Couple Ty and Sue

Pokémon Level Type
66.png"Machop" IconMachop 19 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png
307.png"Meditite" IconMeditite 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
    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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