Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Gible location: How to get Gible and movesets for Gible, Gabite and Garchomp explained

How to catch the rare dragon-type Pokémon.

Gible is a dragon and ground-type Pokémon, which evolves into Gabite and, eventually, Garchomp in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

A well trained Gible can turn into a powerful Garchomp, but first you need to know how to get Gible.

Once you've caught a Gible, it's a good idea to research Gible's moveset and base stats, so you can transform into the perfect asset for your team.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Catching Gible

How to get Gible in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

There are three ways to get Gible in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl without having to trade with another player.

The first is to catch one in the basement level of the Wayward Cave, which is located at the northern end of Route 206. This basement level can't be accessed by entering via the easy-to-see entrance; instead, you need to use the secret entrance hidden beneath the Cycling Road.

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The location of the secret entrance to the Wayward Cave.

First, however, you need to do some preparations and defeat the sixth Gym Leader, Byron, in Canalave City, so you can use HM Strength outside of battle. Having a Pokémon which knows Flash - TM70 - will also make the cave easier to navigate. TM70 can be found in Oreburgh Gate or purchased at the Veilstone City Department Store for $1000.

You should also purchase an Escape Rope, a couple of Repels for the grass on Route 206 and PokéBalls - find our recommendations further along in this section.

Once you've entered the Wayward Cave through its secret entrance, use Strength to move the boulder out of the way and go down the stairs to reach the basement. You may want to use the bike to explore further, but staying by the entrance won't harm your Gible hunting.

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Gible has quite a low spawn rate, so it might take some time to find one, and when you do it will be between Level 15 to 17.

For this reason, we recommend using a Pokémon close to this level range or the move False Swipe, to lower its level. Inflicting a status condition, such as sleep or paralysis, will also increase your chances of catching a Gible. Since Gible is a dragon and ground-type Pokémon, it will be weak to dragon, fairy and ice-moves. Just avoid knocking it out!

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When it comes to Poké Balls, we recommend using a Quick Ball as your first choice, because it will be more effective towards the beginning of a battle. If this fails, immediately switch to either Ultra Balls or Dusk Balls; Ultra Balls are far more likely to catch Pokémon compared to others, while Dusk Balls are more effective at night or in caves.

These are also good PokéBall choices for catching Gible using the following method.

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Gible can also be found in three of the Pokémon Hideaways in the Grand Underground - Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave and Still-Water Cavern. You need the seventh Gym Badge, the Icicle Badge, for Gible to appear and its level will match whatever Pokémon Hideaway level requirement you're currently meeting.

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Finally, Gible can be obtained by breeding a male and female Gabite or Garchomp - or simply one of these Pokémon with Ditto - at the Pokémon Daycare Nursery in Solaceon Town. Visit regularly until you receive an egg and then go for a long walk until your Gible hatches!

This method is quite useful for creating a Gible with perfect IVs, though it will hatch at Level 1.


It’s time to revisit Sinnoh in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! Our now complete walkthrough guide to the main story is where to start. Your journey begins with selecting your starter Pokémon near Twinleaf Town, before visiting Sandgem Town and Jubilife City. To become a Pokémon Master, you need to defeat the Gym Leaders in Oreburgh City, Eterna City, Veilstone City, Pastoria City and Hearthome City, along with three others.

Aside from badges, you’ll want to complete the Sinnoh Pokédex by using Honey Trees, visiting the Great Marsh and the Pokémon Hideaways in the Grand Underground. Take the time to catchGible,Spiritomb andDrifloon!


Gible's evolution chart: When does Gible evolve in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Gible can evolve into Gabite from Level 24 and, then, Gabite can evolve into Garchomp from Level 48. Each of these Pokémon are dragon and ground-types.

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Credit to the official Pokémon website.

Gible, Gabite and Garchomp moveset in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Below you can find the moves Gible, Gabite and Garchomp can learn through levelling up in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

While the moveset doesn't change between evolutions, the levels at which the Pokémon can learn these moves does, so, if there's a move you especially want, it's a good idea to prevent the Pokémon from evolving. This can be done by pressing 'B' as it attempts to evolve or by giving the Pokémon an Everstone to hold.

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You can also use a variety of TMs on these Pokémon, so feel free to experiment outside of the set moveset.

Gible Moveset:

Level LearnedMoveTypeCategoryAttack AccuaryPPEffect
N/A Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85 15 100%
N/A Tackle Normal Physical 40 100 35 N/A
6 Sand Attack Ground Status N/A 100 15 N/A
12 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100 20 30%
18 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100 20 100%
25 Bite Dark Physical 60 100 25 30%
30 Slash Normal Physical 70 100 20 N/A
36 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 80 100 15 N/A
42 Dig Ground Physical 80 100 10 N/A
48 Sandstorm Rock Status N/A 101 10 N/A
53 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85 20 N/A
60 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75 10 20%

Gabite Moveset:

Level LearnedMoveTypeCategoryAttack AccuaryPPEffect
N/A Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85 15 100%
N/A Tackle Normal Physical 40 100 35 N/A
N/A Sand Attack Ground Status N/A 100 15 N/A
N/A Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100 20 30%
18 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100 20 100%
27 Bite Dark Physical 60 100 25 30%
34 Slash Normal Physical 70 100 20 N/A
42 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 80 100 15 N/A
50 Dig Ground Physical 80 100 10 N/A
58 Sandstorm Rock Status N/A 101 10 N/A
66 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85 20 N/A
74 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75 10 20%

Garchomp Moveset:

Level LearnedMoveTypeCategoryAttack AccuaryPPEffect
N/A Sand Tomb Ground Physical 35 85 15 100%
N/A Tackle Normal Physical 40 100 35 N/A
N/A Sand Attack Ground Status N/A 100 15 N/A
N/A Dragon Breath Dragon Special 60 100 20 30%
18 Bulldoze Ground Physical 60 100 20 100%
27 Bite Dark Physical 60 100 25 30%
34 Slash Normal Physical 70 100 20 N/A
42 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 80 100 15 N/A
52 Dig Ground Physical 80 100 10 N/A
62 Sandstorm Rock Status N/A 101 10 N/A
72 Take Down Normal Physical 90 85 20 N/A
82 Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75 10 20%

Gible, Gabite and Garchomp base stats in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Here are the base stats for Gible, Gabite and Garchomp in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These stats can be improved by levelling the Pokémon up and using items like HP Up, PP Up or Iron.

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Gible Base Stats:

HPAttackDefenceSp. AttackSp. DefenceSpeed
58 70 45 40 45 42

Gabite Base Stats:

HPAttackDefenceSp. AttackSp. DefenceSpeed
68 90 65 50 55 82

Garchomp Base Stats:

HPAttackDefenceSp. AttackSp. DefenceSpeed
108 130 95 80 85 102

Good luck catching and training your Gible!

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