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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough

Our complete guide to Pokémon BDSP's trainers, items, and wild Pokémon.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl go for a close remaster of the original Nintendo DS games, with the added bonus of some extra encounters from Pokémon Platinum and a few new mechanics and features, too.

Below, you'll find our full, complete walkthrough for the main story in the remakes, detailing all you need to know on opponent trainers, wild Pokémon encounters, and item locations for each and every route and area you come across on your adventure.

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough

Our walkthrough for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is very much in-progress for now. Expect it to expand considerably over the coming days as we write up our full playthrough, noting all the trainers, items, Pokémon encounters and other key objectives and puzzle solutions along the way. For now, here are our pages so far.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough:

First Gym Badge

Second Gym Badge

Third Gym Badge

Fourth Gym Badge

Fifth Gym Badge

Sixth Gym Badge

Seventh Gym Badge

Eighth Gym Badge

Pokémon League, Elite Four and Champion

Other Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl guides

Alongside our main walkthrough above, we also have more guides to the game's many systems and features. Like the walkthrough above this list is now complete, at least for the time being, but may expand in the future.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl guides

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