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SandgemTown and Route 202 Pokémon, trainers and items in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Our in-progress guide to Pokémon BDSP's trainers, items, and wild Pokémon.

Sandgem Town and Route 202 are your next stops in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, following on from Twinleaf Town and Route 201 in your adventure.

Below we'll take you through all the key details for the location, including any Pokémon encounters, trainers, and items that might be available, plus a walkthrough of your key objectives and anything else you'll need to know.

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Sangem Town Pokémon, trainers and items

Once you reach Sandgem Town, head to the lab and talk to Professor Rown, who'll give you a Pokédex and send you off on your main quest: to fill it out by discovering and catching as many Pokémon as possible.


Before you set off fully, there are a final couple of things to do. Quickly pop down south onto the start of Route 219 to grab an Antidote on the sand. Then go back home first to Twinleaf Town and talk to your Mum. She'll give you a Guidebook, which has some useful tips for newcomers and is something you should check whenever you get stuck. And finally, Barry's Mum will give you a Parcel before you head off too, to give to Barry when you catch up with him in Jubilife City.


Items Location
Pokédex From Professor Rowan in his lab
Guidebook From Mum when you go back to her after getting Pokédex
Parcel From Barry's Mum when you talk to yours after getting Pokédex
Antidote Route 219 on the left by a rock

And that's it! Finally you can get started on the "proper" adventure - head to Sandgem Town and then north, to your next stop: Route 202!

Route 202 Pokémon, trainers and items

As you enter Route 202, you'll get a tutorial from Lucas/Dawn on how to catch Pokémon, and then a gift of plenty of Poké Balls to try it out for yourself.

Catch whatever Pokémon you fancy from the route - it's advisable to grab a few, just to pad our your party a bit until you have more choice later on - and then head north to Jubilife City.

Available Pokémon

Pokémon Availability
Shinx Grass
Starly Grass
Bidoof Grass
Kriketot Grass (morning/night only)


Items Location
Poké Ball x20 From Dawn after she shows you how to catch Pokémon
Potion Far left of top left grassy patch

Trainers and Opponents

Trainers Pokémon Level
Youngster Tristan Starly Lv.5
Lass Natalie Bidoof
Youngster Logan Shinx Lv.5

Next stop: Jubilife City!

For more guides and links to the rest of our walkthrough pages meanwhile, return to our main Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough hub.

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