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Hello and welcome to the world of Pokemon. Whether you’re a veteran from Veilstone or are fresh off the boat to Canalave port, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are packed with all kinds of challenges and conundrums to overcome. While some of us have technically been to Sinnoh before - and will be visiting its ancient counterpart Hisui in a couple of months’ time - it’s safe to say that Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl have quite a few surprises in store for anyone willing to look.

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From the perennial agony over choosing your starter to intricate details about all the postgame content in the long-coveted Gen 4 remakes, we’ve put together a complete Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl walkthrough to answer any queries you could possibly have. Regardless of whether you’re having serious trouble with the latest Pokemon games or are simply in need of a Helping Hand (eh?) to get back on track, we’ve got you covered.


Here’s everything you need to know about Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Updated December 22, 2021 by Meg Pelliccio: We've updated this hub with even more guides to help you out on your Pokemon adventure and to ensure you have all the information to become the very best like no one ever was.

Beginner Tips, How-Tos, and Game Features Explained

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Before You Start

Before you dive into Sinnoh for the first time, there are a couple of things you should know to make life a whole lot easier for yourself.

Where To Find Sought-After Items And HMs

How-Tos And Game Features Explained

Additional Areas Guide

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Complete Story Walkthrough


As well as a variety of niche guides dedicated to highly specific aspects of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, we've taken great pains to write up step-by-step walkthroughs for every single city, route, gym, and quest in the entire game. If you're having trouble with a specific part of your Sinnoh adventure, have a look at the links below and choose the one that's most closely aligned to where you currently are in the story.

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Rare And Difficult To Find Pokemon

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As with any other Pokemon games, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl are teeming with all kinds of Legendary, Mythical, and rare Pokemon for you to encounter. To make life easier for you, we'll be putting together individual guides for each and every one of them. We've also covered how to evolve some of the trickier Pokemon

Legendaries and Mythicals

Rare to Find and Hard to Evolve Pokemon

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Opinion Pieces And Review

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We've got a whole team of Pokemon lovers here at TheGamer, so here you'll find our review of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl as well as our thoughts and features on the game too.

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