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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Eterna Forest (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

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

Pokémon Trainer Cheryl (Ally)

Pokémon Level Type
113.pngChansey 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

During you first visit to Eterna Forest, you’ll tag along with Cheryl, a kind-hearted Pokémon Trainer. While Cheryl is present, all wild Pokémon encounters will feature two Pokémon at once, with Cheryl assisting as Player 2. Likewise, Cheryl will assist as Player 2 during Double Battles with other trainers.

As an extra bonus, Cheryl will fully restore your party after every single fight. So feel free to use this opportunity to get some solid training in! Cheryl will permanently leave when you reach the endpoint of the forest.

How to Enter the Old Chateau

Towards the north exit of the forest, there’s a bunch of skinny trees blocking the way to the Old Chateau. Once you obtain the Forest Badge from Gardenia, so you can use HM Cut outside of battle, remember to come back here to explore the chateau!

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
267.pngBeautifly pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 2% (Diamond)
406.pngBudew pokemon_bdsp_grass17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 29% (Morning/Day), 19% (Night)
427.pngBuneary pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 19%
268.pngCascoon pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png 20% (Pearl)
269.pngDustox pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 2% (Pearl)
200.pngMisdreavus pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.png 20% (Night; Pearl)
198.pngMurkrow pokemon_bdsp_dark17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 20% (Night; Diamond)
266.pngSilcoon pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png 20% (Diamond)
265.pngWurmple pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png 30% (Morning/Day), 20% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
287.pngSlakoth pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
290.pngNincada pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 12%

Trainer Battles

Bug Catcher Jack

Pokémon Level Type
265.pngWurmple 9 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
266.pngSilcoon 11 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
267.pngBeautifly 13 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Lass Briana

Pokémon Level Type
417.pngPachirisu 14 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Psychic Lindsey

Pokémon Level Type
63.pngAbra 15 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Psychic Elijah

Pokémon Level Type
63.pngAbra 15 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Bug Catcher Phillip

Pokémon Level Type
265.pngWurmple 9 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
268.pngCascoon 11 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
269.pngDustox 13 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Bug Catcher Donald

Pokémon Level Type
412.pngBurmy (Plant Cloak) 12 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
402.pngKricketune 12 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png

Psychic Kody

Pokémon Level Type
307.pngMeditite 15 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Psychic Rachael

Pokémon Level Type
54.pngPsyduck 15 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png


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    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    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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