Eterna City is the second place with a gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Here’s how to get through it.
When you first come to Eterna City, you’ll want to head to the gym and battle Gardenia. This gym can take some time, because you’ll have to defeat every Grass-type trainer in the gym and there’s no option to skip them. Stock up on items or visit the Pokémon Center between battles.
After you’ve defeated Gardenia, head up to the Team Galactic Building to meet up with Cynthia. She’ll give you Cut (TM93), which you can now use outside of battle.
If you try to enter the Bicycle Store, you’ll be told the manager is gone - he’s been kidnapped by Team Galactic. This blocks your route onwards, as you need it for Cycling Road later.
You’ll have to head into the building to rescue him. The route through the building is fairly straight-forward, but you will have to battle a few grunts to reach the manager.
Team Galactic Battles
There are a few grunts to defeat to save the shop manager.
If you’ve leveled up your Pokémon decently, these fights should be no problem. The highest level is 15 and involves fighting a Kadabra. If you chose Chimchar as your starter and now have Monferno, avoid using them, as they will be weak to the Psychic-type moves.
Galactic Grunt & Galactic Grunt (Double Battle)
You should ensure you enter the building to the house right of the Pokémon Center. The man inside will give you an Explorer Kit that will let you enter the Grand Underground. He’ll also kindly show you how to use it.
There are numerous other items to be found in Eterna City.
First off is the Poké Mart. You’ll unlock more items in these as you travel on, but here’s what you can find on your first visit to Eterna City.
Eterna City Herb Shop
Another shop to be found here is the Eterna City Herb Shop. Here, you can buy bitter herbs to help heal your Pokémon.
There are also a few items you should make sure to stop and find before you leave Eterna City.
|Super Potion||To the right of the gym|
|Draco Plate||Behind the statue at the Galactic building|
|Thief (TM46)||Right side of the Galactic building|
|Exp share||Talk to Professor Rowan’s assistant when heading to Route 206 and you’ll obtain this if you’ve collected 35 Pokémon|
Other Notable Locations
You can also get a Friendship Checker for your Pokétch by talking to the woman in the Pokémon Center. This is handy for evolving Pokémon such as Budew. To use it, open up the Pokétch and tap the Pokémon to see how many hearts come out. It’s not an exact science, but will give you a good idea.
Once you’ve done all this, travel south to Route 206.