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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 212 - North (Encounters & Items)

By
Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for the northern half of Route 212, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

After visiting Solaceon Town, the reporters blocking the south-western gatehouse at Hearthome City will be gone. From there, you can enter Route 212, en route to Pastoria City.

If you check the map, you can also reach Pastoria City by heading south from Veilstone City, via Routes 214 and 213. It doesn’t matter which way you travel, although you should visit all the routes if you’ve got time.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
406.pngBudew pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 30%
402.pngKricketune pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png 20% (Morning), 10% (Day), 30% (Night)
315.pngRoselia pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 15%
397.pngStaravia pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 15% (Morning), 25% (Day), 5% (Night)
396.pngStarly pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 20%

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
55.pngGolduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 10%
54.pngPsyduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 90%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
118.pngGoldeen pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Good Rod)
130.pngGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 65% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 65% (Good Rod)
119.pngSeaking pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Super Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
235.pngSmeargle pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 12%

Trainer Battles

Police Officer Bobby

Bobby will only battle during the Night.

Pokémon Level Type
163.pngHoothoot 18 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
66.pngMachop 18 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png

Police Officer Alex

Alex will only battle during the Night.

Pokémon Level Type
163.pngHoothoot 18 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
66.pngMachop 18 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png

Police Officer Dylan

Dylan will only battle during the Night.

Pokémon Level Type
163.pngHoothoot 18 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
307.pngMeditite 18 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Madame Reina

Pokémon Level Type
315.pngRoselia 19 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Gentleman Jeremy

Pokémon Level Type
441.pngChatot 19 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Police Officer Caleb

Caleb will only battle during the Night.

Pokémon Level Type
163.pngHoothoot 17 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
307.pngMeditite 19 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Rich Boy Jason

Pokémon Level Type
404.pngLuxio 19 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Lady Melissa

Pokémon Level Type
427.pngBuneary 19 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    27 November 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 current pre-release version of our guide contains:

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

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • 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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