Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Walkthrough & Guides
How to beat Gardenia in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
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The second Gym Leader you'll encounter in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Gardenia holds the Forest Badge and mainly uses Grass-type Pokémon. Here's how to beat her.

As with all games in the series, progression in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl revolves around defeating Gym Leaders.

The second Gym Leader is Gardenia, holder of the Forest Badge.

How to defeat Gardenia in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

As always, make sure you heal up at the Pokémon Center before taking on the Gym Leader.

Gardenia is a little more complex than Roark, but still only uses one type of Pokémon. Against her Grass-types, there are a couple of decent options.

  • If you chose Chimchar (Fire) as your starter, sit back and watch her three Pokémon burn. By now, it should have evolved into Monferno.
  • Starly (Normal/Flying) is a great option, especially if it's evolved into Staravia
  • Chatot (Normal/Flying) also fits this bill, providing you traded your Buizel in the Eterna City Condominiums.
  • Zubat is useful too, as a Flying-type Pokémon.
  • Any Bug or Poison-type Pokémon you've caught on your way will also perform well.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Just avoid using WaterGround, and Electric-type Pokémon at all costs.

Here are the Trainers you'll take on before Gardenia.

Lass Caroline

Cherubi, Level 15
Roselia, Level 15

Win: 540 Pokédollars

Aroma Lady Jenna

Budew, Level 14
Budew, Level 13
Budew, Level 15

Win: 780 Pokédollars

Aroma Lady Angela

Turtwig, Level 17

Win: 816 Pokédollars

Beauty Lindsay

Roselia, Level 17

Win: 1,224 Pokédollars

When facing Gardenia, watch out for Roserade's Magical Leaf attack, which has the potential to do a lot of damage.

Gardenia, Eterna City Gym Leader

Cherubi, Level 19
Turtwig, Level 19
Roserade, Level 22

Win: 2,904 Pokédollars

Defeating Gardenia will get the Forest Badge, which unlocks the ability to use Cut outside of battle.

She'll also give you a few copies of TM86 Grass Knot, a move which deals more damage the heavier the opponent.

Now that you have your second Gym Badge, return to our complete walkthrough, and on to the next objective!

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