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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

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Eterna Forest (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

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

(1 of 2) Eterna Forest.

Eterna Forest. (left), It's situated in the middle of Route 205. (right)

Eterna Forest is a large woodland that divides Route 205 into two halves. You’ll need to go through Eterna Forest to reach the second half of Route 205, leading towards Eterna City.

Pokémon Trainer Cheryl (Ally)

(1 of 2) Cheryl needs some assistance.

Cheryl needs some assistance. (left), During battles, she'll fight with her Chansey. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
113.png"Chansey" IconChansey 15 pokemonbdspnormal17.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!

Where’s the Mossy Rock?

(1 of 2) The mossy rock at Eterna Forest.

The mossy rock at Eterna Forest. (left), You can also evolve Leafeon using a Leaf Stone. (right)

North-west from the south entrance, there’s a peculiar rock. If you Level Up an "Eevee" IconEevee near the rock, it will evolve into the Grass-type "Leafeon" IconLeafeon. This is only possible during the postgame, unless you trade with someone.


Map of Eterna Forest.

How to Navigate Eterna Forest

After partnering with Cheryl at the entrance, go west from the signpost and grab the Antidote in the tall grass. Next, head north from before you entered the tall grass. When there’s a gap in the trees on the right, go that way and pass through the tall grass there. Then proceed north to confront two trainers.

Follow the path up and around. Scoop up the Paralyze Heal by the corner. After the next corner, there’s a pair of Psychics a short distance south. Beat them up, then carry on south towards a thick section of tall grass. Make your way to the bottom-left corner of the grass, where there’s a somewhat obscured Great Ball.

(1 of 2) Paralyze Heal.

Paralyze Heal. (left), Potion. (right)

From here, you can travel directly east to confront two Bug Catchers Alternatively, you can avoid a battle by heading north just before those trainers instead. If you fought the Bug Catchers, continue east towards the far corner, where a Potion awaits. Otherwise, if you skipped them, head east at the nearest opportunity, then south and east.

While at the south-east corner, travel directly north. When you reach the second patch of tall grass, in-between two groups of trees, you can go west, then north to battle another pair of Psychics. If you’re not interested, carry on north all the way. Further up, head west and continue until you reach the far corner. Above, there’s a Honey in the tall grass.

Finally, go north to the next corner, then travel east towards the exit. Just before the exit, there’s a path leading north blocked by some skinny trees. Once you’ve got HM Cut, you can enter this path, which leads to the Old Chateau. Anyway, head for the exit to continue your journey. Cheryl will leave your party.

Pokémon Encounters

(1 of 2) It's a bit fiddly catching Pokémon while Cheryl is around.

It's a bit fiddly catching Pokémon while Cheryl is around. (left), You need to KO one of the Pokémon first. Also, be careful that Chansey doesn't KO the Pokémon you want. (right)

Wild Pokémon - Tall Grass

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
267.png"Beautifly" IconBeautifly pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 2% (Brilliant Diamond)
406.png"Budew" IconBudew pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png 29% (Morning/Day), 19% (Night)
427.png"Buneary" IconBuneary pokemonbdspnormal17.png 19%
268.png"Cascoon" IconCascoon pokemonbdspbug17.png 20% (Shining Pearl)
269.png"Dustox" IconDustox pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png 2% (Shining Pearl)
200.png"Misdreavus" IconMisdreavus pokemonbdspghost17.png 20% (Night; Shining Pearl)
198.png"Murkrow" IconMurkrow pokemonbdspdark17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png 20% (Night; Brilliant Diamond)
266.png"Silcoon" IconSilcoon pokemonbdspbug17.png 20% (Brilliant Diamond)
265.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple pokemonbdspbug17.png 30% (Morning/Day), 20% (Night)

Wild Pokémon - Mass Outbreak

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
287.png"Slakoth" IconSlakoth pokemonbdspnormal17.png 40%

Wild Pokémon - Poké Radar

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
290.png"Nincada" IconNincada pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png 12%

Item Locations

(1 of 2) Great Ball.

Great Ball. (left), Hidden Insect Plate. (right)

Item Location
Antidote.pngAntidote In the grass, left of the south entrance (Route 205).
ParalyzeHeal.png Paralyze Heal Northeast of the south entrance (Route 205).
DreamGreatBallSprite.pngGreat Ball Bottom right of the forest.
Potions.pngPotion Bottom left of the forest, east of the south entrance (Route 205)
DreamHoneySprite.pngHoney In the grass south of Old Chateau.
DreamEtherSprite.pngEther Found on the right side of the Old Chateau - need Cut.
insectplate.pngInsect Plate (Hidden) Found on the right side of the Old Chateau - need Cut.

Eterna Forest Item Locations - Require HM Cut

This section of Eterna Forest is found between Route 205 (North) and Route 205 (South) - you’ll need Cut to reach it.

Item Location
Leaf Stickers B x3 Obtained from girl on the path.
DreamSilverPowderSprite.pngSilver Powder Down narrow rocky path, southwest of Stickers girl on the path.
Normal.pngTM82 Sleep Talk Down narrow rocky path, southeast of Stickers girl on the path.
DreamBlukBerrySprite.pngBluk Berry x2 From berry trees on path just above the path stickers girl is found on.
DreamRazzBerrySprite.pngRazz Berry x2 From berry trees on path just above the path stickers girl is found on.
DreamOranBerrySprite.pngOran Berry x2 From berry trees on path just above the path stickers girl is found on.
DreamCheriBerrySprite.pngCheri Berry x2 From berry trees on path just above the path stickers girl is found on.

Trainer Battles

(1 of 2) Lass Briana and Bug Catcher Jack.

Lass Briana and Bug Catcher Jack. (left), Briana has a single Pachirisu, while Jack has three bugs. (right)

Bug Catcher Jack

Pokémon Level Type
265.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple 9 pokemonbdspbug17.png
266.png"Silcoon" IconSilcoon 11 pokemonbdspbug17.png
267.png"Beautifly" IconBeautifly 13 pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png

Lass Briana

Pokémon Level Type
417.png"Pachirisu" IconPachirisu 14 pokemonbdspelectric17.png

Psychic Lindsey

Pokémon Level Type
63.png"Abra" IconAbra 15 pokemonbdsppsychic17.png

Psychic Elijah

Pokémon Level Type
63.png"Abra" IconAbra 15 pokemonbdsppsychic17.png

Bug Catcher Phillip

Pokémon Level Type
265.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple 9 pokemonbdspbug17.png
268.png"Cascoon" IconCascoon 11 pokemonbdspbug17.png
269.png"Dustox" IconDustox 13 pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png

Bug Catcher Donald

Pokémon Level Type
412.png"Burmy" IconBurmy (Plant Cloak) 12 pokemonbdspbug17.png
402.png"Kricketune" IconKricketune 12 pokemonbdspbug17.png

Psychic Kody

Pokémon Level Type
307.png"Meditite" IconMeditite 15 pokemonbdspfighting17.pngpokemonbdsppsychic17.png

Psychic Rachael

Pokémon Level Type
54.png"Psyduck" IconPsyduck 15 pokemonbdspwater17.png
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    29 October 2021
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    23 April 2022
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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.

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