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Route 203 and Oreburgh Gate Pokémon, trainers and items in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Route 203 and Oreburgh Gate are your next stops in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, following on from Jubilife City and Route 204 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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Route 203 Pokémon, trainers and items

Route 203 is another short, simple route, heading east from Jubilife City. As soon as you step onto it, your rival, Barry, will challenge you to a battle!

After that, there's little else to see or do here apart from catching an Abra, if you fancy it, and collecting the two available items. So, head east and enter Oreburgh Gate when you're ready.

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Available Pokémon

Pokémon Availability
Shinx Grass
Abra Grass
Starly Grass
Bidoof Grass
Zubat Grass (night)
Kricketot Grass (morning, night)

Items

Items Location
Poké Ball On the floor right of Youngster Michael
Repel Behind the small pool of water, via large patch of grass near end of route

Trainers and Opponents

Trainers Pokémon Level
Barry Starly
Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup
Lv.7
Lv.9
Youngster Michael Bidoof
Zubat
Lv.5
Lv.5
Youngster Dallas Kricketot Lv.7
Lass Kaitlin Bidoof
Starly
Budew
Lv.4
Lv.4
Lv.4
Youngster Sebastian Machop Lv.7
Lass Madeline Starly
Bidoof
Lv.5
Lv.5

Oreburgh Gate Pokémon, trainers and items

Oreburgh Gate is a short cave connecting Route 203 and Oreburgh City. For now, it's a fairly simple, linear route, but when you have Rock Smash (earned by defeating the Oreburgh City Gym Leader) you can come back and explore a little more - as soon as you enter, the Hiker will give you the app for Rock Smash, so you just need to unlock the ability to actually use that app in the wild!

Head east, collect the items, and then onwards to Oreburgh City!

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Available Pokémon

Pokémon Availability
Geodude Ground
Zubat Ground

Items

Items Location
TM98 Rock Smash From Hiker just inside the entrance

Trainers and Opponents

Trainers Pokémon Level
Camper Curtis Shinx Lv.7
Picknicker Diana Budew
Psyduck
Lv.5
Lv.5

Orebrugh Gate revisited after Rock Smash

Once you have Rock Smash there's a bit more that you can explore, including a couple of extra items - but you'll need to come back again when you have the ability to Surf on water and a bike that can jump, to fully explore the cave!

Available Pokémon

Pokémon Availability
Geodude Ground
Zubat Ground
Psyduck Ground

Items

Items Location
TM70 Flash On the right through three smashable rocks and down one ledge
Stardust On the left on a ledge by biker

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

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