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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 214 (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Route 214, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

What’s the Purpose of Ruin Maniac Cave?

Towards the north end of the route, there’s a cave up on the highlands, directly opposite the gatehouse to Veilstone City. This entrance leads to Ruin Maniac Cave, which–to begin with–is a pretty small and empty cave.

However, as you collect more and more Unown forms in Solaceon Ruins, the cave will grow, until it eventually reaches a secret area of Solaceon Ruins.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Geodude pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 20%
Girafarig pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png 10%
Graveler pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 15% (Morning/Day), 5% (Night)
Kricketune pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png 5% (Morning/Day), 25% (Night)
Ponyta pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png 35% (Morning/Day), 25% (Night)
Stunky pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png 15% (Brilliant Diamond)
Sudowoodo pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png 15% (Shining Pearl)

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Golduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 10%
Psyduck pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 90%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Goldeen pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Good Rod)
Gyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 55% (Super Rod)
Magikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 55% (Good Rod)
Seaking pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 45% (Super Rod)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Spoink pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
Houndoom pokemon_bdsp_dark17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fire17.png 12% (Shining Pearl)
Mightyena pokemon_bdsp_dark17.png 12% (Brilliant Diamond)

Trainer Battles

Collector Douglas

Pokémon Level Type
Roselia 20 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Roselia 22 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Roselia 24 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Ruin Maniac Hunter

Pokémon Level Type
Shieldon 26 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_steel17.png

Collector Jamal

Pokémon Level Type
Buizel 21 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
Buizel 21 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
Buizel 24 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Ruin Maniac Bryan

Pokémon Level Type
Cranidos 24 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png
Geodude 22 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png
Bronzor 23 pokemon_bdsp_steel17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Psychic Mitchell

Pokémon Level Type
Haunter 23 pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Kadabra 23 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Beauty Devon

Pokémon Level Type
Wormadam (Plant Cloak) 25 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_grass17.png

Collector Brady

Pokémon Level Type
Ponyta 22 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png
Ponyta 20 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png
Ponyta 24 pokemon_bdsp_fire17.png

PI Carlos

Pokémon Level Type
Goldeen 23 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
Goldeen 23 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
Goldeen 23 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Psychic Abigail

Pokémon Level Type
Gastly 22 pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Misdreavus 23 pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.png
Kadabra 24 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png


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    Pokemon Company International
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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    2 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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