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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Canalave City (Locations & Items)

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Staci Miller

Once you’ve gotten your fifth gym badge from Hearthome City, you’ll head all the way to Canalave City in Pokémon Brilliant & Shining Pearl

Main Story

When you arrive in Canalave City, head up and to the bridge that crosses to the west. This is where you’ll find the Gym.

Before you can go across and beat the Gym Leader, however, a rival battle will be triggered as your friend barrels along the bridge towards you. Make sure you heal up before starting to cross this bridge.

Chimchar Starter

Pokémon Level Type
Staravia.pngStaravia 31 pokemonbdspflying17.png
Roselia.pngRoselia 32 pokemonbdspgrass17.png pokemonbdsppoison17.png
Heracross.pngHeracross 30 pokemonbdspbut17.png pokemonbdspfighting17.png
Ponyta.pngPonyta 32 pokemonbdspfire17.png
Prinplup.pngPrinplup 35 pokemonbdspwater17.png

Piplup Starter

Pokémon Level Type
Staravia.pngStaravia 31 pokemonbdspflying17.png
Buizel.pngBuizel 32 pokemonbdspwater17.png
Heracross.pngHeracross 30 pokemonbdspbut17.png pokemonbdspfighting17.png
Ponyta.pngPonyta 32 pokemonbdspfire17.png
Grotle.pngGrotle 35 pokemonbdspgrass17.png

Turtwig Starter

Pokémon Level Type
Staravia.pngStaravia 31 pokemonbdspflying17.png
Buizel.pngBuizel 32 pokemonbdspwater17.png
Heracross.pngHeracross 30 pokemonbdspbut17.png pokemonbdspfighting17.png
Roselia.pngRoselia 32 pokemonbdspgrass17.png pokemonbdsppoison17.png
Monferno.pngMonferno 35 pokemonbdspfire17.png pokemonbdspfighting17.png

Your rival is definitely growing stronger by this point - but so have you. As long as you’ve chosen your team carefully and been pretty diverse with your types, you shouldn’t have too much trouble with this one.

Heal up and head on over the bridge to meet Gym Leader Byron and his trainers. They mostly use Steel-type Pokémon, and it’s recommended to be aware of this when sending your Pokémon out. Fire and Fighting-types do great here, so if you chose Chimchar as your starter and are now holding a Monferno or even an Infernape, you’re in luck!

Defeating Byron will allow the use of Hidden Move Strength outside of batte.

After defeating Byron, you’ll meet your rival in the library and find him there with Professor Rowan. An earthquake will rumble, and you’ll be asked to go investigate at each of the lakefronts.

Items

Before moving on, there are a few items to be found here.

Poké Mart

As ever, there’s a Poké Mart. However, now that you have a few badges, a few more items will be unlocked for you.

Item Price
Pokeball.pngPoké Ball 200
GreatBallIcon.pngGreat Ball 600
Potions.png Potion 300
SuperPotion.png Super Potion 700
Antidote.png Antidote 100
ParalyzeHeal.png Paralyze Heal 200
AwakeningIcon.pngAwakening 250
BurnHeal.pngBurn Heal 250
IceHeal.pngIce Heal 250
EscapeRope.pngEscape Rope 550
RepelIcon.pngRepel 350
SuperRepel.pngSuper Repel 500

Other Items

There are also some other items to be found around the city.

Item Location
TM48 Skill Swap The bottom right house
TM89 U-Turn The bottom left corner of the city
Pearl Close to the ship that heads for Iron Island

To reach TM89 U-Turn, however, you’ll have to find the secret path in the city. You can access this by heading to the dock on the bottom left of the city and instead of talking to the man, using Surf below him. You can then Surf down to the secret path.

(1 of 2) Surf down to find this path

Surf down to find this path (left), Walk to the left to find TM89 (right)

Other Locations

There are two other main locations you might want to visit before moving on.

The first is the house on the top right of the city, where you will find the Move Deleter. If you want to get rid of some moves for your Pokémon, this is where you can go to do so.

The second is the ship that sails to Iron Island. Here, you can train up against Ground and Steel-type Pokémon, which will help if you’re struggling with the gym in this city. It may be a tricky one if you picked Piplup or Turtwig for your starter and don’t yet have a good counter.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2022
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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.

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  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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