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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Beginner Tips

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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shiny Pearl Beginner Tips
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shiny Pearl Beginner Tips

Listed below in no particular order is a selection of beginner tips that will help you to progress in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shiny Pearl. Remember that the two games are 2021 remakes of the 2006 Nintendo DS role-playing video games Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl and as such play similar to those games. This means you should consider taking a look through our collection of tips for those games, as lots of stuff will still apply for the new games. Click the following links for the corresponding game.

Pokemon Diamond (2006) Cheats and Tips

Pokemon Pearl (2006) Cheats and Tips

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shiny Pearl Tips

- You can get a free egg (that hatches into a Happiny) from an NPC in Hearthome City.

- After you get the National Dex, Bebe in Hearthome City will give you a level 1 Eevee.

- There are a couple of trades you can make with NPCs too:

Trade a Machop for an Abra with a woman in an apartment building in Oreburgh City

Trade a Buizel for a Chatot with a boy in Eternia Condominiums

Trade a Medicham for a Haunter with a woman in the northwest of Snowpoint City

Trade a Finneon for a Magikarp in the house on route 226.

- New in these games you can change your clothes, you can buy and swap outfits in the Metronome Style Shop in Veilstone City, I'm pretty sure this building replaces the Game Corner casino that was in the older games. Our How to Change Clothes guide will tell you everything you need to know.

- Shiny Pokemon still do not appear in the overworld, you have to enter the Pokemon encounter to find out.

- Poke Radar is obtained after completing National Pokedex. Grasses will shine a goldish color if it is a Shiny Pokemon.

- You obtain the National Pokedex by SEEING all the Pokemon in the Sinnoh Pokedex. Find out more by checking out our How to Complete the Sinnoh Dex guide.

- By completing the National Pokedex and CATCHING every Pokemon, you obtain the Shiny Charm. Increases finding Shiny Pokemon like usual.

- All trainers and their Pokemon remain the same as the original Diamond and Pearl. Only difference is that Gym Leader and Elite Four Rematches are crazy strong. Champion Cynthia is the strongest trainer ever during the second rematch.

- Shadow Giratina strongest Wild Pokemon Battle ever at Level 100. Sadly, cannot be captured.

- Mystery Gift can be activated as soon as first city. But if skipped at that point, it will automatically be gained after defeating the third Pokemon Gym.

- You can also obtain what is called DS Sounds. Just allows players to listen to the classic tunes from Diamond and Pearl.

Thanks to Warrior13 and steelersrock01 for helping compile this list of tips for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shiny Pearl.

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