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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough: 3 - Eterna City to Veilstone City

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Walkthrough & Guides
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough: 3 - Eterna City to Veilstone City
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The third part of our full Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough for Nintendo Switch guides you from Eterna City through to your third badge in Veilstone City.

Welcome to our step-by-step walkthrough of your Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl adventure!

There have been several changes made since the original titles released in 2006, so this new walkthrough aims to guide you through Sinnoh without missing a single thing.

Cycling down Route 206

Now that you have your Bike, take the southern exit in Eterna City. In the exit building, an NPC will give you three Sky Stickers B.

You'll also bump into the Professor's assistant, who will give you a Rare Candy.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Now head onto the Cycling Road. You'll blast down it at speed, and automatically to boot, but you should take the time to backpedal and take on any Trainers that you miss.

Cyclist Axel

Staravia, Level 17

Win: 816 Pokédollars

Cyclist Megan

Shinx, Level 17

Win: 816 Pokédollars

Cyclist James

Ponyta, Level 17

Win: 816 Pokédollars

Cyclist Nicole

Starly, Level 15

Ponyta, Level 15

Win: 780 Pokédollars

Cyclist John

Starly, Level 15

Staravia, Level 15

Win: 780 Pokédollars

Cyclist Ryan

Zubat, Level 17

Win: 816 Pokédollars

Cyclist Rachel

Shinx, Level 15

Shinx, Level 15

Win: 780 Pokédollars

Cyclist Kayla

Pikachu, Level 17

Win: 816 Pokédollars

At the bottom of the Cycling Road you'll see another connecting building, where a blonde girl will give you three Stickers B in exchange for showing her your Bike.

You're now on the lower section of Route 206.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 206

Pokémon found on Route 206:

  • Bronzor
  • Geodude
  • Kricketot (Morning)
  • Kricketune
  • Ponyta
  • Stunky (Diamond only)
  • Zubat (Night)

If you head up the right side of the Cycling Road, you'll see a pair of trees that can be Cut.

Head north, keeping an eye out for the partially-hidden tree that can be Cut - you'll find a Full Heal behind it.

Across the small wooden bridge you can pass under the Cycling Road. You'll find a Super Repel in the gap just left of the Honey Tree, and if you continue left then north, four Rawst Berries.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Head right under the Cycling Road, and north into the tall grass.

Navigating around a couple of boulders, you'll bump into Hiker Theodore.

Hiker Theodore

Onix, Level 15

Onix, Level 15

Win: 780 Pokédollars

If you continue north from Theodore you'll come to the entrance to the Wayward Cave.

You'll need Flash to be able to traverse the cave, so return once you've acquired it.

Note: It is possible to obtain Flash at this point in the story - simply use Rock Smash on the left side of Oreburgh Gate, and head down to B1F where you'll find it in a Poké Ball.

If you go left under the Cycling Road from Theodore, you'll find a Poison Barb.

Under this section of the Cycling Road, if you hug the northern 'wall', you'll also find the hidden entrance to the Wayward Cave.

You'll need to return after you've gained the ability to use Strength outside of battle.

For now, however, return to the base of the Cycling Road and head right onto Route 207.

Wayward Cave main entrance - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Wayward Cave main entrance

Route 207

Pokémon found on Route 207:

  • Bibarel
  • Geodude
  • Kricketune
  • Kricketot (Morning/Night)
  • Machop
  • Magikarp (using Rod)
  • Meditite
  • Psyduck
  • Zubat

You'll bump into Dawn, who will give you two Key Items.

The Vs. Seeker allows you to find rematches with the Trainers you battle on the various Routes, while the Dowsing Machine is a kind of radar system for hidden items.

To use the Dowsing Machine, bring up the Pokétch fully using the R Button. When you press A over a section, it will send out a pulse. If you see a dot appear, that's an item to be picked up!

One notch on the grid roughly corresponds to one step, so it's a narrow field of view.

A hidden item shown on the Dowsing Machine - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
A hidden item shown on the Dowsing Machine

Collect the fruit of the Oran Berry, Bluk Berry, and Cheri Berry trees to the left of the exit from the Cycling Road, and head right onto the Route proper.

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Heading down the mud slide here puts you on the road back to Oreburgh City - useful if you need to heal up after all those trainer battles.

You'll find a Poké Ball in the tall grass, as well as a hidden second Poké Ball that can be detected with the Dowsing Machine.

To get back up the mud slide, simply switch into high gear on your Bike using the B Button, and ride up it.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Head east along Route 207.

You'll face several trainers along the way.

Camper Anthony & Picnicker Lauren

Pachirisu, Level 19

Ponyta, Level 19

Win: 1,064 Pokédollars

Hiker Justin

Geodude, Level 16

Bronzor, Level 18

Win: 864 Pokédollars

Between the pair of Anthony and Lauren and Hiker Justin you'll find a Super Potion.

However, before you head into Mt. Coronet, take the narrow pathway south of the Honey Tree.

You can battle three Trainers - Youngster Austin, Hiker Kevyn, and Battle Girl Helen.

You can also pick up a Dire Hit and a hidden Rare Candy near Kevyn.

Take this narrow path for more items and Trainers - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Take this narrow path for more items and Trainers
Youngster Austin

Starly, Level 15

Geodude, Level 15

Chimchar, Level 18

Win: 576 Pokédollars

Hiker Kevyn

Geodude, Level 15

Geodude, Level 16

Zubat, Level 17

Geodude, Level 16

Win: 768 Pokédollars

Battle Girl Helen

Meditite, Level 18

Machop, Level 18

Win: 576 Pokédollars

Mt. Coronet (Entrance)

Pokémon found in Mt. Coronet (Entrance)

  • Chingling (Rare)
  • Cleffa (Very Rare, Day/Night)
  • Geodude
  • Machop
  • Meditite (Rare)
  • Magikarp (via Old Rod)
  • Barboach (via Good Rod)

Enter Mt. Coronet, where you'll bump into Cyrus rushing down the stairs. The leader of Team Galactic, he spouts off about Pokémon and the universe before dashing off.

There's nothing much you can do here just yet, so head up the stairs, round the central area, and down the second set of stairs.

However, we do recommend trying to catch a Meditite here. It's a strong Fighting/Psychic-type Pokémon who is significantly stronger than Machop due to its Pure Power ability, which doubles its Attack stat. It's worth catching the rare Chingling too, which evolves into Chimecho.

Head south and exit Mt. Coronet to Route 208.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 208

Pokémon found on Route 208:

  • Bidoof
  • Bibarel
  • Machop
  • Meditite
  • Psyduck
  • Zubat
  • Magikarp (via Old Rod)
  • Barboach (via Good Rod)

Heading over the bridge, you'll face Hiker Robert.

Hiker Robert

Geodude, Level 17

Geodude, Level 17

Win: 816 Pokédollars

At the intersection, head north across the bridge to face Black Belt Kyle.

After you've defeated him, head down the stairs for an X Speed.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Black Belt Kyle

Machop. Level 19

Win: 684 Pokédollars

Return to Hiker Robert, then east over the bridge. You'll need to take on Hiker Jonathan.

Hiker Jonathan

Onix, Level 19

Win: 836 Pokédollars

Head north, and break the rocks to the left with Rock Smash. Down the stairs you'll see a Poké Ball.

Go east, and down the stairs into the tall grass. Prepare to face Aroma Lady Hannah.

Aroma Lady Hannah

Combee, Level 16

Roselia, Level 18

Win: 864 Pokédollars

Outside the Berry Master's House you can claim two Nanab Berries, two Razz Berries, two Bluk Berries, and two Pinap Berries.

Inside, the Berry Master will give you a free Berry. You can come back to claim a new, random berry each day. The woman also sells a selection of berries for 80 Pokédollars each.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Back outside, you'll have to take on Artist William.

Artist William

Mime Jr., Level 17

Bonsly, Level 17

Win: 1,088 Pokédollars

You'll spot a Honey Tree in the tall grass. To the left you can claim some Honey, while partially hidden to the right you can talk to the NPC for the Odd Keystone.

Head through the connecting building to enter Hearthome City.

Get the Odd Keystone here. - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Get the Odd Keystone here.

Hearthome City

As soon as you enter Hearthome City you'll run into a Buneary, followed by Keira. She'll tell you to come visit her at the Super Contest Hall.

A Fisherman just beyond will offer to guide you to the Hall, so agree and save some time.

Outside, you'll meet Fantina, the Hearthome City Gym Leader. After a chat, head inside where you'll meet Keira, who gives you an Ethereal Sticker C, and your mother, who scolds you and gives you a Tuxedo or a Dress.

A man will also give you a Mild Poffin.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

There's not much you can do in the city right now, but it's still worth having a look around.

To the left of the Hall, if you go behind the fence, you can find a hidden Tiny Mushroom.

If you head back to where you spoke to the Fisherman guide, you can enter the building with the orange roof. This is the Pokémon Fan Club building. Inside, the rather braggard Fan Club Chairman will give you the Poffin Case.

The woman will assess the Friendship of your lead Pokémon, and if it's high, she'll give you the Best Friends Ribbon for that Pokémon.

For more on Friendship, check out this guide.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

In the tall building to the right of the Pokémon Fan Club, head up to the second floor and speak to the green-haired man for a Shell Bell.

The building to the left of the Poké Mart is the Poffin House, where you can now make Poffins given you have a Poffin Case.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

In the house to the right of the Pokémon Center, you can speak to Bebe. She created the PC Box system you use to store your catches.

Head north from here into Amity Square, where the receptionist will explain that you can take a 'cute' Pokémon out for a walk.

For more on the Amity Square, how to get a Pokémon to follow you, and some important items to be picked up, check out our dedicated guide using the link below.

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How to access Amity Square and have Pokémon follow you in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Amity Square returns in the Generation IV remakes, but the difference is, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl let you have a Pokémon follow you all over Sinnoh. Here's how to unlock this feature.

When you leave the Amity Square, the receptionist will explain that your Pokémon wants to follow you.

Head to the far south of town to bump into Barry. It's time for another rival battle...

Barry

Starly, Level 19

Grotle/Monferno/Prinplup, Level 21

Buizel, Level 20

Ponyta, Level 20

Win: 2,352 Pokédollars

Given you can't take on the Hearthome Gym just yet, head east out of town.

Just before the Route 209 entrance building you'll meet a Hiker, who will give you a Happiny Egg. Make sure you have space in your party.

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Route 209

Pokémon found on Route 209:

  • Bibarel
  • Bonsly (Pearl-only)
  • Chansey (Very Rare)
  • Gastly (Rare, Night)
  • Goldeen (via Good Rod)
  • Magikarp (via Old Rod)
  • Mime Jr. (Diamond-only, Very Rare)
  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Zubat (Rare, Night)

As soon as you enter Route 209 you'll have to battle Pokémon Breeder Albert.

Pokémon Breeder Albert

Bonsly, Level 16
Pichu, Level 17
Budew, Level 15

Win: 1,088 Pokédollars

Head into the tall grass here to find some Honey in the top right.

On the lower wooden jetty, a Fisherman will give you the Good Rod. Now you'll be able to catch more than just Magikarp whenever you fish!

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

At the junction, head north and then west to pick the Berries from the trees. A trainer here will give you some Flora Stickers E.

Head back down and make your way east, battling past some more Trainers.

Twins Emma & Lil

Bonsly, Level 19

Mime Jr., Level 19

Win: 1,672 Pokédollars

Poké Kid Danielle

Pikachu, Level 19

Win: 380 Pokédollars

Head south from Poké Kid Danielle and work your way around to find an X Accuracy.

Now head across the north bridge, and battle another Trainer.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Breeder Jennifer

Mime Jr., Level 16

Budew, Level 20

Cleffa, Level 17

Win: 1,088 Pokédollars

Next to the Honey Tree you'll find a hidden Super Potion, while down the stairs here there's a hidden Tiny Mushroom. Remember to use your Dowsing Machine to find them easily!

To the east, before the path turns north, you'll see a strange silver-and-bronze structure. This is the Hallowed Tower. If you have encountered at least 32 different NPCs in the Grand Underground, you'll be able to drop your Odd Keystone in here.

This is a prerequisite for finding Spiritomb later, so we'd advise you to head below ground and get that done!

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Head north and collect some more Berries. If you head down into the pit and check the rock to the right, you'll find an Awakening.

Make your way through the tall grass to the left, down into the pit, and up the other side with your Bike for a Calcium.

Head back down and round to face some more Trainers.

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Cowgirl Shelley

Bidoof, Level 14
Bidoof, Level 15
Bidoof, Level 16
Bidoof, Level 15
Bidoof, Level 15

Win: 540 Pokédollars

Young Couple Ty & Sue

Machop, Level 19

Meditite, Level 19

Win: 5,320 Pokédollars

To the right you'll see TM47 Steel Wing behind a tree that can be Cut.

Now, head into the tall grey tower.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The Lost Tower

Pokémon found in the Lost Tower:

  • Gastly
  • Zubat
  • Golbat (2F and upwards)
  • Murkrow (Diamond-only)

You can collect several items as you climb the tower. There's an Oval Stone on 2F, a Revive in the south-west corner of 3F, a Great Ball and TM27 Low Sweep on 4F.

Make your way to the top, battling the trainers on the way.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Youngster OIiver

2F

Stunky, Level 16

Kricketune, Level 16

Shellos, Level 16

Win: 512 Pokédollars

Roughneck Kirby

3F

Cleffa, Level 19

Win: 684 Pokédollars

Pokéfan Leonard

3F

Pichu, Level 15

Pikachu, Level 18

Pichu, Level 15

Win: 1,440 Pokédollars

Pokéfan Rebekah

4F

Bonsly, Level 19

Win: 1,444 Pokédollars

Bella & Pa Beth & Bob

4F

Buizel, Level 19

Ponyta, Level 19

Win: 4,712 Pokédollars

Young Couple Mike & Nat

4F

Murkrow, Level 19

Misdreavus, Level 19

Win: 5,320 Pokédollars

On the top floor, you'll encounter a pair of old ladies. One will give you a Cleanse Tag, and the other TM96 Strength - a key tool in progressing and another ability for your Pokétch. However, you'll need a few more Gym Badges before you can use it.

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Exit the tower, and then continue north into Solaceon Town.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Solaceon Town

There's not a lot to do in Solaceon Town, but there is one thing that should interest you - the Pokémon Nursery in the north east.

Here you'll be able to leave up to two Pokémon for a fee, and they'll grow in experience while you're away. There's even the possibility of the pair laying an Egg.

Before you reach the Nursery, a man near the Pokémon Center will give you the Pokémon History app for your Pokétch. This tool displays all the Pokémon you have obtained during your adventure.

In the house to the right of the Pokémon Center, you'll find the reporter from the Pokémon News Press. The man here will ask to see a different Pokémon each day. You'll receive three of a random Poké Ball for your efforts.

Next to the Poké Mart you can pick some Persim Berries, Nanab Berries, and Figy Berries.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Take the right path behind the northernmost green-roofed house. There are three routes south here - the first takes you to a house where a lady will talk about your lead Pokémon's nature.

The second leads you to the Ball Capsule Boy's house. He's not here at the moment, we'll come back to him in a second.

The third leads you to the Solaceon Ruins.

Solaceon Ruins

Inside the Ruins, you'll come across the Ball Capsule Boy. He's looking for Unown, the alphabet-based Pokémon that inhabit these ruins. He'll run back home, leaving you instructions to visit him when you've caught some.

On the back wall you'll see a message in Unown symbols. These are instructions on which exits to take to reach the main chamber below: top right, lower left, top right, top left, top left, lower left.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

As you make your way down, you'll come across a Trainer to battle.

Ruin Maniac Karl

Geodude, Level 16

Geodude, Level 17

Bronzor, Level 18

Win: 1,152 Pokédollars

Catching Unown

There are twenty-eight Unown you can catch in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - one for each letter of the alphabet, plus the ! and ? punctuation marks.

Our dedicated guide will help you catch them all, and reveal just what you get for your efforts.

How to catch all 28 Unown in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

There are a total of 28 Unown to be found in the Solaceon Ruins in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Here's how to catch them all and unlock the Maniac Tunnel.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Once you reach the main chamber on the bottom floor, you'll find a Nugget, a Rare Candy, a Mind Plate, and an Odd Incense.

You'll also see another message on the wall:

Friendship - all lives touch other lives to create something anew and alive.

Very profound.

Leave the ruins, and continue with your journey by heading north out of town onto Route 210.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Now is the time to continue your adventure north, towards Route 210.

Route 210 (South)

Pokémon found on Route 210 (South):

  • Ponyta
  • Chansey (Rare)
  • Geodude
  • Kricketune
  • Mime Jr. (Diamond-only, Rare)
  • Bonsly (Pearl-only, Rare)
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To the right as you enter the Route you'll find some Berries growing on trees.

If you head up the dirt path and head right, then cross the bridge onto the raised area, a boy here will give you TM51 Roost.

In the patch of tall grass just left of the Honey Tree, your Dowsing Machine will pick up a hidden Great Ball.

Taking the western route to the top left, through some tall grass and past a couple of trainers, you'll find another Great Ball.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Route 210 is full to the brim of Trainers for you to battle. Take the opportunity to boost your team's levels.

Jogger Wyatt

Morning-Only

Ponyta, Level 21

Win: 924 Pokédollars

Rancher Marco

Aipom, Level 18

Girafarig, Level 17

Psyduck, Level 19

Win: 952 Pokédollars

Belle & Pa Ava & Matt

Stunky, Level 21

Glameow, Level 21

Win: 5,208 Pokédollars

Twins Teri & Tia

Pikachu, Level 21

Clefairy, Level 21

Win: 1,848 Pokédollars

Pokémon Breeder Kahlil

Pichu, Level 18

Pikachu, Level 19

Happiny, Level 17

Win: 1,088 Pokédollars

Pokémon Breeder Amber

Cleffa, Level 19

Clefairy, Level 17

Happiny, Level 18

Win: 1,152 Pokédollars

If you continue north, you'll come to a large building. This is the Café Cabin. To the left there's an army of Psyducks blocking your way, so head inside the café.

You can do battle with some of the patrons, while you can purchase Moomoo Milk from the waitress on the right.

Waitress Kati

Clefairy, Level 25

Win: 968 Pokédollars

Collector Edwin

Sudowoodo, Level 19

Sudowoodo, Level 19

Sudowoodo, Level 19

Win: 1,444 Pokédollars

Collector Fernando

Mr. Mime, Level 17

Mr. Mime, Level 20

Mr. Mime, Level 20

Win: 1,520 Pokédollars

Once you're done with the Café Cabin, leave and head east onto Route 215.

Route 215

Pokémon found on Route 215:

  • Abra (Rare)
  • Kadabra (Rare)
  • Geodude
  • Ponyta
  • Kricketune (Rare)
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Head north, over the bridge, then double back south. After defeating Ruin Maniac Calvin, pick up the Ether, and keep heading east.

Ruin Maniac Calvin

Bronzor, Level 21

Shieldon, Level 23

Win: 1,380 Pokédollars

Head south and up onto the rocky outcrop. Speak to the Black Belt to get three copies of TM66 Payback, then head north over the bridge. Where you see three flowers on the island, check the middle one for a hidden jar of Honey.

Go west, back down to ground level. You'll battle Black Belt Derek.

Cut the tree down and continue heading east to battle Black Belt Gregory. Pick up the Fist Plate afterwards.

Black Belt Derek

Croagunk, Level 25

Win: 900 Pokédollars

Black Belt Gregory

Meditite, Level 23

Machop, Level 22

Meditite, Level 21

Win: 756 Pokédollars

Cut the tree to the south for some Pecha Berries and Bluk Berries, then take the stairs. Going south across the bridge leads to a Guard Spec.

Head north and back down to ground level. Above the ridge you'll see another tree that can be cut - just above it is a hidden Hyper Potion.

Battle past the Black Belt Nathaniel. In the tall grass, there's a hidden Zinc in the northeast.

Cut down the trees and pick up the TM34 Shock Wave behind them.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Black Belt Nathaniel

Coragunk, Level 21

Meditite, Level 23

Machop, Level 22

Win: 792 Pokédollars

Ace Trainer Dennis & Ace Trainer Maya

Monferno, Level 23

Gyarados, Level 23

Glameow, Level 23

Kadabra, Level 23

Win: 3,312 Pokédollars

Heading south-west will bring you to a Full Heal, before returning east and battling the Ace Trainer pair, Dennis and Maya.

Finally, head down the stairs, pick the Berries, and enter Veilstone City.

Welcome to Veilstone City! - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Welcome to Veilstone City!
Team Galactic goons block access to the Warehouse. - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Team Galactic goons block access to the Warehouse.

Veilstone City

You can't enter the Galactic Warehouse yet, as a couple of goons will block your path. For now, just explore the town and pick up the many items on offer.

There's a lot to be gained from a visit to the Department Store. Before you enter, pick up the Revive to the left.

1F - Trainer Zone

The old lady on the ground floor will give you 3 Fire Stickers B.

This floor is like a general Poké Mart, selling Potions, Poké Balls, Repels and the like.

2F - Battle Collection

The cashier at the bottom of the three will give you the Counter app for your Pokétch. This is basically a tally counter, and is a key app for those who enjoy shiny hunting.

The other two sell battle items such as X Attacks, and Pokémon stat boosting items such as Protein and HP Up.

3F: TM Corner

The bottom cashier sells offensive TMs such as Thunder, while the top cashier sells more defensive TMs.

We highly recommend picking up a few copies of TM54 False Swipe. This is a crucial move in catching Pokémon, as it will always leave them with a minimum of 1HP, no matter how overpowered your Pokémon are compared to the wild Pokémon.

4F: Pedestal Floor

The two cashiers here will sell a variety of Pedestals for your Secret Base.

5F: Rooftop Plaza

The 'buff guy' on the right will give you the Sticky Barb held item, which damages enemy Pokémon when you're hit with a physical attack.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

You'll find the Style Shop to the south of the city, where you can purchase new outfits for your Trainer, or change into any you already own. Unlike Sword & Shield, you can only equip full outfits, not component parts.

South of the Style Shop you'll see a girl in a white and pink hat. Talk to her about her lost scarf. It's found north of the Girafarig, just before the stairs up to the Galactic Veilstone Building, hidden behind a tree. Talk to her again and she'll let you keep the Silk Scarf.

There's no point going into the Galactic Building just now, but you'll find a PP Up to the left of it.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
You'll find the Silk Scarf here. - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
You'll find the Silk Scarf here.

Speak to the trainer with the Girafarig for the Metronome, a held item that boosts the power of a move each time if it's used repeatedly.

To the west of the Style Shop, up some stairs, you'll see a bald man in a grey jacket. He'll give you TM63 Nasty Plot.

Finally, speak to pair just down the stairs from this man. They're looking for a lens. Interact with the Stunky for the Wide Lens, then speak to the woman. You'll get to keep it, and gain the Zoom Lens as a bonus.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Approaching the Veilstone Gym (north of the Nasty Plot guy), you'll bump into Dawn.

Follow our guide on how to obtain your third Gym Badge!

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Now that you have your third badge, the Mystery Gift feature will automatically unlock if you didn't have it already.

However, you should have got it much earlier!

How to unlock Mystery Gift in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The Mystery Gift menu is an important feature in modern Pokémon games, and essential to obtaining special Pokémon and other items. Here's how to unlock it in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

As soon as you leave the Gym, you'll be stopped by Dawn. Team Galactic goons have stolen her Pokédex, and you need to help her get it back!

Dawn needs your help recovering her Pokédex. - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Dawn needs your help recovering her Pokédex.

Heal up after the Gym battles, and head to where the Galactic pair guard the Warehouse.

Naturally, you'll have to take them down in a double battle.

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Team Galaxy Grunts

Beautifly, Level 25

Stunky, Level 25

Dustox, Level 25

Croagunk, Level 25

Win: 2,600 Pokédollars

Once defeated, the goons will give Dawn back the Pokédex.

You're now free to head inside the Warehouse, where you'll find TM94 Fly. Given you just obtained the Cobble Badge, you can use Fly immediately.

Simply open up the Town Map from the menu, hover over the town you wish to travel to, and press the A Button to select it.

The accessible Poké Ball is TM94 Fly. - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
The accessible Poké Ball is TM94 Fly.

Your next destination is Pastoria City. We're going to take Route 212, so fly to Hearthome City and exit in the south.

Route 212 (North)

Pokémon found on Route 212:

  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Budew
  • Kricketune
  • Roselia
  • Magikarp (via Old Rod)
  • Goldeen (via Good Rod)

You'll see a Honey Tree as soon as you enter the Route. Head south. You'll pass three policemen - if it's daytime, you won't have any issues, but if it's night-time, you'll have to battle!

You'll see a small lake with a Poké Ball next to it. This contains a Rose Incense, but you'll need Surf to access it so come back later.

Battle the rather well-dressed pair.

Policeman Bobby

Hoothoot, Level 18

Machop, Level 18

Win: 1,008 Pokédollars

Policeman Alex

Hoothoot, Level 18

Machop, Level 18

Win: 1,008 Pokédollars

Policeman Dylan

Hoothoot, Level 18

Meditite, Level 18

Win: 1,008 Pokédollars

Socialite Reina

Roselia, Level 19

Win: 4,028 Pokédollars

Gentleman Jeremy

Chatot, Level 19

Win: 4,028 Pokédollars

Pick up the Aspear and Sitrus Berries from the trees next to the pair, then Cut the tree to get the TM11 Sunny Day behind it.

Before you head to the Pokémon Mansion on the right, go south through the tall grass for an Elixir.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Double back and head through the gates of the Mansion. If it's night, you'll be accosted by another Policeman.

Battle past Rich Boy Jason and Lady Melissa, then head inside.

Policeman Caleb

Hoothoot, Level 17

Meditite, Level 19

Win: 988 Pokédollars

Rich Boy Jason

Luxio, Level 19

3,268 Pokédollars

Lady Melissa

Buneary, Level 19

3,268 Pokédollars

The Pokémon Mansion

Make sure to collect the following when you enter the Pokémon Mansion:

  • In Mr. Backlot's office in the right wing of the house, you can get TM87 Swagger.
  • In the far left room of the left wing, you'll find a Great Ball in a Poké Ball and a Burn Heal in the trash can.
  • In the middle room of the left wing, a maid will give you a Soothe Bell.
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Mr. Backlot explains that the defining feature of the Pokémon Mansion is the Trophy Garden, a place where Pokémon are attracted.

Check out our guide to the Trophy Garden, and which Pokémon you can catch daily.

Pokémon BDSP Trophy Garden: List of Daily Pokémon

Found at the back of the Pokémon Mansion, the Trophy Garden holds some rare Pokémon if you return each day. Here's what you can catch.

Leave the Mansion and head south onto Route 212 (South)

Route 212 (South)

Pokémon found on Route 212 (South):

  • Wooper
  • Bibarel
  • Roselia
  • Kricketune
  • Magikarp (via Old Rod)
  • Barboach (via Good Rod)

Head south and take on your first pair of Trainers.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Ranger Jeffrey

Prinplup, Level 21

Prinplup, Level 21

Win: 3,024 Pokédollars

Pokémon Ranger Allison

Aipom, Level 21

Marill, Level 21

Win: 1,260 Pokédollars

To the south you'll encounter Scientist Stefano. You'll find an Antidote to the south once he's beaten.

Head north, and then east. If it's night, you'll encounter another Policeman to battle.

Scientist Stefano

Kadabra, Level 21

Win: 1,260 Pokédollars

Policeman Danny

Hoothoot, Level 20

Machop, Level 20

Win: 1,040 Pokédollars

Head around the lake, south, and east under the poles. You'll be accosted by another Trainer.

Collector Dominique

Geodude, Level 18

Geodude, Level 17

Geodude, Level 19

Win: 1,444 Pokédollars

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Head up the stairs from Dominique and get on your bike. Cross the pole to the right for TM62 Bug Buzz.

Head south onto the wooden bridge, and then all the way north. You'll encounter a pair of Fishermen you can battle by manually talking to them.

Fisherman Travis

Barboach, Level 17

Barboach, Level 18

Barboach, Level 17

Shellos (West Sea), Level 20

Win: 816 Pokédollars

Fisherman Cameron

Goldeen, Level 19

Barboach, Level 19

Win: 836 Pokédollars

Head right from the bridge, cut the tree, and head up the stairs. Use your bike and take the southern pole across to the island.

Make your way around the trees and across to the island in the west, where you'll find a hidden Tiny Mushroom.

Return to the wooden bridge and head right, taking on the final Fisherman as you go.

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Fisherman Juan

Gyarados, Level 21

Win: 924 Pokédollars

Parasol Lady Alexa

Goldeen, Level 19

Buizel, Level 19

Win: 836 Pokédollars

Once you've crossed the bridge, you'll see the Shard Lady's house, with a Trainer outside to battle.

Inside, the Shard Lady will offer to exchange the Shards you dig up when in the Grand Underground for a selection of TMs.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Outside, head into the mud and up to the right to find a hidden Heart Scale. You can also use the Honey Tree to the left.

If you get stuck in the mud, just wiggle the joystick and you'll come unstuck.

Head to the southeast of the mud section for TM06 Toxic.

Make your way east, and you'll come across another Trainer to battle.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Ranger Taylor

Luxio, Level 21

Buizel, Level 21

Win: 1,512 Pokédollars

Take the path north directly under the overhead pole for a Revive, then return south, pick the Berries, and cut the trees.

Head north over the pole on your Bike, cut another tree, and pick up the X Sp. Atk.

Battle the Scientist here, then keep heading west cutting down trees. Defeat the second Trainer, then pick up the Zinc.

You'll find yourself back at the Shard Lady's house.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Scientist Shaun

Abra, Level 19

Kadabra, Level 19

Win: 1,140 Pokédollars

Parasol Lady Sabrina

Psyduck, Level 21

Win: 924 Pokédollars

Return to the berry trees, and head right. An NPC will say something about the Great Marsh.

Head north through the mud to find a hidden Rare Candy.

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Finally, make your way back through the mud and head right.

Welcome to Pastoria City!

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