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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Valor Lakefront (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

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

Where to Find the Suite Key

(1 of 2) Here’s where she dropped the Suite Key.

Here’s where she dropped the Suite Key. (left), And here’s a (literal) cookie as your reward. (right)

A lady towards the north side of the hotel area has accidentally locked herself out of her room. Apparently she dropped her key near the hotel. Forget the Dowsing Machine, if you need help finding the missing key, refer to our screenshot instead.

If the screenshot doesn’t load for some reason, head for the north entrance of the hotel. Enter the hotel, then immediately exit. From your current position, walk one square up (using the D-Pad) and then face left (but don’t move left; so gently tap Left on the D-Pad). Now press A to grab at thin air.

As thanks for returning her key, the lady will give you a Lava Cookie inside her house. Uh, thanks?

Seven Stars Restaurant

Near the far south of Valor Lakefront, where it transitions to Route 213, there’s a fancy building with a signpost outside. From 9 in the morning to 11 at night, you can battle 5 randomly chosen pairs inside the restaurant.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
400.png"Bibarel" IconBibarel pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_water17.png 15%
74.png"Geodude" IconGeodude pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 20%
203.png"Girafarig" IconGirafarig pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png 30%
75.png"Graveler" IconGraveler pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 15% (Morning/Day), 5% (Night)
402.png"Kricketune" IconKricketune pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png 5% (Morning/Day), 25% (Night)
397.png"Staravia" IconStaravia pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 15% (Morning/Day), 5% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
30.png"Nidorina" IconNidorina pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 10% (Brilliant Diamond), 2% (Shining Pearl)
33.png"Nidorino" IconNidorino pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 10% (Shining Pearl), 2% (Brilliant Diamond)

Item Locations

Item Location
Dream_Lava_Cookie_Sprite.pngLava Cookie Obtained once you returned the Suite Key to the woman in the northernmost bungalow.
Bag_DS_Sounds_Sprite.pngDS Sounds From the sound director in the east bungalow after defeating Team Galactic Grunt from Pastoria City.
Bag_Catching_Charm_Sprite.pngCatching Charm Inside Game Freak’s house, after obtaining the Nat Dex.
Key_Shiny_Charm_Sprite.pngShiny Charm From Ueda in the far left hotel, once you’ve completed Sinnoh Pokédex.
Key_Oval_Charm_Sprite.pngOval Charm Defeat Morimoto.
Psychic.png TM85 Dream Eater Found behind the hotel - you’ll need TM Rock Climb.
Bag_Secret_Medicine_Sprite.pngSecret Medicine Obtained rom Cynthia, after you’ve defeated the Galactic Grunt.
Bag_Rare_Candy_Sprite.pngRare Candy (hidden) At the top of the cliff in the eastern portion.
Paralyze_Heal.png Paralyze Heal South of the entrance to Valor Lake.
Dream_Max_Ether_Sprite.png Max Ether (hidden) In a tree northwest of the northern patch of grass.

Trainer Battles (Seven Stars Restaurant)

Artist Ishmael

Pokémon Level Type
122.png"Mr. Mime" IconMr. Mime 23 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png

Beauty Harley

Pokémon Level Type
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck 23 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

(1 of 2) Rich Boy Roman and Lady Kylie.

Rich Boy Roman and Lady Kylie. (left), Sudowoodo and Bonsly. (right)

Rich Boy Roman

Pokémon Level Type
185.png"Sudowoodo" IconSudowoodo 23 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png

Lady Kylie

Pokémon Level Type
438.png"Bonsly" IconBonsly 21 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.png
172.png"Pichu" IconPichu 21 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Gentleman Leonardo

Pokémon Level Type
396.png"Starly" IconStarly 21 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
163.png"Hoothoot" IconHoothoot 21 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Madame Rebecca

Pokémon Level Type
428.png"Lopunny" IconLopunny 22 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
431.png"Glameow" IconGlameow 20 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Collector Eugene

Pokémon Level Type
35.png"Clefairy" IconClefairy 20 pokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
35.png"Clefairy" IconClefairy 20 pokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
35.png"Clefairy" IconClefairy 20 pokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png

Aroma Lady Alison

Pokémon Level Type
315.png"Roselia" IconRoselia 23 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

(1 of 2) School Kid Esteban and Poké Fan Meredith.

School Kid Esteban and Poké Fan Meredith. (left), Wooper and Marill. (right)

School Kid Esteban

Pokémon Level Type
194.png"Wooper" IconWooper 23 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png

Poké Fan Meredith

Pokémon Level Type
183.png"Marill" IconMarill 21 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
190.png"Aipom" IconAipom 21 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Veteran Emanuel

Pokémon Level Type
66.png"Machop" IconMachop 23 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png
436.png"Bronzor" IconBronzor 23 pokemon_bdsp_steel17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Lass Blythe

Pokémon Level Type
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 21 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof 21 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Cameraman Darryl

Pokémon Level Type
404.png"Luxio" IconLuxio 21 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png
25.png"Pikachu" IconPikachu 21 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Reporter Valerie

Pokémon Level Type
198.png"Murkrow" IconMurkrow 23 pokemon_bdsp_dark17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

(1 of 2) PI Kendrick and Beauty Gabriella.

PI Kendrick and Beauty Gabriella. (left), Goldeen and Finneon. (right)

PI Kendrick

Pokémon Level Type
118.png"Goldeen" IconGoldeen 22 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
118.png"Goldeen" IconGoldeen 22 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Beauty Gabriella

Pokémon Level Type
456.png"Finneon" IconFinneon 23 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Scientist Emilio

Pokémon Level Type
64.png"Kadabra" IconKadabra 23 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Pokémon Breeder Kaylee

Pokémon Level Type
434.png"Stunky" IconStunky 21 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_dark17.png
418.png"Buizel" IconBuizel 21 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2022
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