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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 223 (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Route 223, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

(1 of 2) Route 223.

Route 223. (left), It’s located north from Sunyshore City. (right)

Route 223 is the final numbered route in the main story. It’s situated north from Sunyshore City and connects Sunyshore City with the Pokémon League building. The route itself is a long vertical strip of water that’s popular with swimmers.

Pokémon Encounters

Wild Pokémon - Surfing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
458.pngMantyke pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 10%
279.pngPelipper pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 30%
73.pngTentacruel pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png 60%

Wild Pokémon - Fishing

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
130.pngGyarados pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 60% (Super Rod)
129.pngMagikarp pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 100% (Old Rod), 65% (Good Rod)
224.pngOctillery pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 5% (Super Rod)
223.pngRemoraid pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 35% (Good Rod)
320.pngWailmer pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 30% (Super Rod)
321.pngWailord pokemon_bdsp_water17.png 5% (Super Rod)

Item Locations

(1 of 2) Hidden Big Pearl.

Hidden Big Pearl. (left), TM18 Rain Dance. (right)

Item Location
Big Pearl Towards the south, hidden in the corner of the rocks north-east from Swimmer Aubree.
TM18 Rain Dance Towards the west, before the halfway mark, surrounded by rocky terrain. It can be hard to tell, but you can squeeze in from the south-east side, near Swimmer Oscar.
Pearl Section of shallow water past the halfway mark. North-east from Sailor Zachariah.

Trainer Battles

Swimmer Miranda

Pokémon Level Type
457.pngLumineon 43 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Swimmer Aubree

Pokémon Level Type
298.pngAzurill 41 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
184.pngAzumarill 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png

Swimmer Oscar

Pokémon Level Type
458.pngMantyke 38 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
223.pngRemoraid 40 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
226.pngMantine 42 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Swimmer Cotton

Pokémon Level Type
278.pngWingull 37 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
195.pngQuagsire 42 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png
279.pngPelipper 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Swimmer Paige

Pokémon Level Type
183.pngMarill 39 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_fairy17.png
278.pngWingull 40 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
55.pngGolduck 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Swimmer Ricardo

Pokémon Level Type
73.pngTentacruel 43 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Swimmer Crystal

Pokémon Level Type
278.pngWingull 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
119.pngSeaking 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Swimmer Wesley

Pokémon Level Type
418.pngBuizel 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
73.pngTentacruel 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Sailor Zachariah

Pokémon Level Type
279.pngPelipper 38 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
67.pngMachoke 38 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png
423.pngGastrodon (West Sea) 44 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png

Swimmer Gabrielle

Pokémon Level Type
55.pngGolduck 43 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Swimmer Cassandra

Pokémon Level Type
456.pngFinneon 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
279.pngPelipper 41 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Swimmer Francisco

Pokémon Level Type
72.pngTentacool 40 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
55.pngGolduck 42 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png

Swimmer Troy

Pokémon Level Type
130.pngGyarados 43 pokemon_bdsp_water17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png


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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    24 January 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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