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Route 209 and Lost Tower Pokémon, trainers and items in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Route 209 and the Lost Tower are your next stops in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, following on from Hearthome City and Amity Square 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 209 Pokémon, trainers and items

Route 209 is a fairly short route running east from Hearthome City, and then turning up northwards towards Solaceon Town. Along it you'll find plenty of items and a good few trainers, along with a strange crumbled ruin where you can place that Odd Keystone, and the Lost Tower.

If you've interacted with at least 32 different NPCs in the Gand Underground, you can put the Odd Keystone into that little ruin in the south-east of the route to get an encounter with a one-off Pokémon, Spiritomb! More details on how all that works in our dedicated guide on how to get Spiritomb and the Odd Keystone explained.

For now though, in this guide we'll just be focusing on your main quest, which means working your way through this route towards the Lost Tower first, and then onwards to the north. Collect everything you fancy, then head into the Tower!

There is also a Honey Tree on this route, which has its own Honey Tree Pokémon spawn list.

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
StaraviaGrass
BibarelGrass
ChanseyGrass (rare)
StarlyGrass
Mime Jr.Grass (Diamond only)
BonslyGrass (Pearl only)
GastlyGrass (night)
ZubatGrass (night)

Items

ItemsLocation
Good RodFisherman on the first jetty if you answer Yes
3x Flora Stickers ETalk to the girl on the bridge near the two berry trees, if you've spoken to the Fan Club Chairman
2x Leppa BerriesAcross the bridge amongst some trees
2x Chesto BerriesAcross the bridge amongst some trees
X AccuracyAt dead end to the right of Poké Kid
HoneyTop right corner of first patch of long grass
Tiny MushroomHidden in centre of crater
3x Star Stickers BFrom Hiker with Gastly if you have a statue from the Grand Underground
4x Razz BerriesBy crater north of Hiker with Gastly
AwakeningHidden - in small rock on right of crater above Hiker with Gastly
TM47 Steel WingBehind cuttable tree on right of route south of Lost Tower
CalciumAt dead end in trees on left of route through bike ramp crater

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Pokémon Breeder AlbertBonsly
Pichu
Budew
Lv.16
Lv.17
Lv.15
Twins Emma and LilBonsly / Mime Jr.Lv.19
Poké Kid DaniellePikachuLv.19
Pokémon Breeder JenniferMime Jr.
Cleffa
Budew
Lv.16
Lv.17
Lv.15
Cowgirl ShelleyBidoof
Bidoof
Bidoof
Bidoof
Bidoof
Lv.14
Lv.15
Lv.16
Lv.15
Lv.15
Young Couple Sue and TyMachop / MedititeLv.19 / Lv.19

Lost Tower Pokémon, trainers and items

The Lost Tower is a haunting cemetary tower that rises up from Route 209's north-eastern section.

Inside are just a small number of Pokémon, but also some very useful items - including the Strength app for your Pokétch and the related TMs for it! Travel all the way to the top to get it from the elderly couple there, and battle trainers and collect some items along the way while you're at it.

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
ZubatWalking
GastlyWalking
MurkrowWalking (night)
MisdreavusWalking (night)

Items

ItemsLocation
StardustHidden - near bottom-right corner on 1st floor
Oval StoneFirst floor by Youngster Oliver
ReviveSecond floor by Roughneck Kirby
Great BallThird floor hidden just right of centre of room
TM27 Low SweepThird floor lower side of room
3x TM96 StrengthElderly couple on top floor
Cleanse TagElderly couple on top floor

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Youngster OliverStunky
Shellos
Kricketune
Lv.16
Lv.16
Lv.16
Roughneck KirbyCleffaLv.19
Poké Fan LeonardPichu
Pikachu
Pichu
Lv.15
Lv.18
Lv.15
Poké Fan RebekahBonslyLv.19
Ranchers Beth and BobBuizel / PonytaLv.19 / Lv.19
Young Couple Nat and MikeMisdreavus / MurkrowLv.19 / Lv.19

Next stop: Solaceon Town and Solaceon Ruins!

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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