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Veilstone City and how to defeat Gym Leader Maylene in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Veilstone City and its Gym Leader Maylene are your next objectives in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, following on from Route 215 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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Veilstone City Pokémon, trainers and items

Veilstone City is one of the largest in Sinnoh, with plenty of things to see and do here. For one, Team Galactic has a heavy presence here, with both a Warehouse and a main HQ building sat together in the north of the city.

There's also the Department Store, which has lots of handy items, including TMs, on offer, and a Style Shop for clothing and outfits that let you customise your appearance.

You can also get your Pokémon one massage per day from the lady in a house in the south-west, which raises their Happiness.

In terms of your objectives, you can't access the Warehouse or the main part of the Galactic HQ yet, so your main destination is the Gym. Head there and you'll find Lucas/Dawn waiting for a quick catch-up.

After the Veilstone Gym

After you've won at the Gym (explained below!) Dawn will come up to you again - Team Galactic have stolen her Pokédex! Heal up, then head over to the warehouse to help get it back, where you'll team up with Dawn in a double battle.

You'll be able to get into part of the Galactic Warehouse now - make sure you do! This is where you get the TM for Fly, and having beaten the Gym, you can now use it from your Pokétch to fly back to any town you've already visited, whenever you want. It's very handy!

Your next stop after this is Route 214, to the south!

Items

ItemsLocation
3x TM63 Nasty PlotFrom the biker in south-west area
MetronomeFrom guy with a Girafarig by meteorites
PP UpOn the left of the Galactic building, top of the area
3x Fire Stickers CElderly lady on ground floor of department store
Counter Pokétch AppFrom lady at counter on first floor of department store
Sticky BarbFrom one of the two buff guys standing together on the top floor
TM94 FlyIn Team Galactic Warehouse after you recover Dawn's Pokédex
Silk ScarfHidden - in top right of town by a tree
Zoom LensTalk to both trainers near the Gym in south-west of city, then the Stunky
Wide LensTalk to the girl by the Stunky after you get the Zoom Lens

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Team Galactic Grunt 1 and 2Dustox / Beautifly
Croagunk / Stunky
Lv.25 / Lv.25
Lv.25 / Lv.25

Veilstone City Gym puzzle solution and how to defeat Gym Leader Maylene

Veilstone Gym has a tricky-looking puzzle to it, but it's quite easy once you know what you need to do: you need to stand next to the wooden panels and walk into them to push them in a certain direction, allowing you to get past through the gaps.

The actual battles in the Gym will be quite easy if you have the right Pokémon with you: all of Maylene's Pokémon are weak to Flying-type attacks, and her second two are weak to Psychic-type as well. The same Flying-type weakness goes for all of the Pokémon the other Gym trainers have, too!

Items

ItemsLocation
Cobble BadgeFrom Maylene when you defeat her
Maylene's StickersFrom Maylene when you defeat her
5x TM60 Drain PunchFrom Maylene when you defeat her

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Black Belt JefferyMachoke
Meditite
Lv.26
Lv.26
Black Belt DarrenMachoke
Machoke
Machop
Lv.25
Lv.25
Lv.25
Black Belt RafaelMedititeLv.28
Black Belt ColbyMachoke
Machoke
Machoke
Lv.25
Lv.25
Lv.25
Gym Leader MayleneMeditite
Machoke
Lucario
Lv.27
Lv.27
Lv.30

Once you've won here, check the section above for a bit more detail on what needs doing in town - then it's southwards, to Route 214!

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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