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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Beat Eterna City Gym

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Staci Miller

Eterna City Gym is home of the Grass-type Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. However, before you face Gardenia, the Gym Leader, you’ll have to track down the other four trainers in the gym and battle them. None are optional!

Here’s where to find them, and which Pokémon they have.

Lass Caroline

(1 of 2) Go north towards the Gym Leader’s area, then west and south into the first dead end.

Go north towards the Gym Leader’s area, then west and south into the first dead end. (left), Lass Caroline. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
Cherubi.png Cherubi 15 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png
Roselia.png Roselia 15 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Lass Caroline is the first trainer you’ll find in the Eterna City Gym. Travel up the path as far north as you can then turn left, and then head south. You’ll find her standing behind a tree.

Her two Pokémon aren’t too hard to defeat if you have a Fire-type or Flying-type on your team, and can be gone with a one hit knockout if you’re over level 20. Watch out for Roselia’s Poison-type, which can affect your Pokémon if you use physical moves.

Aroma Lady Jenna

(1 of 2) Follow the westernmost path to the very end.

Follow the westernmost path to the very end. (left), Aroma Lady Jenna. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
Budew.png Budew 14 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Budew.png Budew 13 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
Budew.png Budew 15 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

To find the next trainer, head back up the path you just took and turn left. Head down again, past the two rocks, and turn right to find Aroma Lady Jenna.

Aroma Lady Jenna’s Pokémon are at a lower level than the first trainer, but there are three of them. Still, they’re easy to take out with an appropriately leveled type advantage.

Aroma Lady Angela

(1 of 2) From the entrance, take the second path on the right.

From the entrance, take the second path on the right. (left), Aroma Lady Angela. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
Turtwig.png Turtwig 17 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png

To find Aroma Lady Angela, head back to the start and take the second path to the right. You’ll see some light-colored trees and behind them is the third trainer to fight.

She only has one Pokémon, which should mean this fight isn’t too strenuous.

Beauty Lindsay

(1 of 2) Check the very end of the easternmost path.

Check the very end of the easternmost path. (left), Beauty Lindsay. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
Roselia.png Roselia 17 pokemon_bdsp_grass17.png pokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

For the final trainer, head as far right as you can from the entrance of the gym. Go as far north as you can go, to the furthest part of the gym away from the entrance.

Turn left towards the flowers to face the final fight. Like the third trainer, Beauty Lindsay only has one Pokémon so you shouldn’t have too much trouble with this fight.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    27 November 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 current pre-release version of our guide contains:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

  • 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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