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Route 214 and Ruin Maniac Cave Pokémon, trainers and items in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Route 214 and Ruin Maniac Cave are next up in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, following on from Veilstone City 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 214 Pokémon, trainers and items

Route 214 is a path that heads south from Veilstone City towards Valor Lakefront, but interestingly it also goes in a kind of loop. If you want to collect everything, head south through the grassy part then loop back on yourself through the rocky part, until you reach the entrance to Ruin Maniac Cave, back at the top.

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
StunkyGrass (Diamond)
GeodudeGrass
PonytaGrass
KricketuneGrass
GravelerGrass
SudowoodoGrass (Pearl)
GirafarigGrass

Items

ItemsLocation
2x Cheri BerriesRight of Psychic Abigail
2x Sitrus BerriesRight of Psychic Abigail
2x Chesto BerriesRight of Psychic Abigail
2x Pomeg BerriesRight of Psychic Abigail
X Sp. DefOn right of fence
HoneyHidden - at top of dead end right of Beauty Devon
Heart ScaleHidden - in bare patch of grass loop left of Psychic Mitchell
Big RootIn long grass near Collector Douglas
Max PotionIn large patch of long grass south-west of Collector Douglas
Tiny MushroomHidden in bottom right corner of area with Collector Jamal

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Psychic AbigailGastly
Misdreavus
Kadabra
Lv.22
Lv.23
Lv.24
PI CarlosGoldeen
Goldeen
Goldeen
Lv.23
Lv.23
Lv.23
Collector BradyPonyta
Ponyta
Ponyta
Lv.22
Lv.20
Lv.24
Beauty DevonWormadamLv.25
Psychic MitchellHaunter
Kadabra
Lv.23
Lv.23
Collector DouglasRoselia
Roselia
Roselia
Lv.20
Lv.22
Lv.24
Ruin Maniac HunterShieldonLv.26
Collector JamalBuizel
Buizel
Buizel
Lv.21
Lv.21
Lv.24
Ruin Maniac BryanCranidos
Geodude
Bronzor
Lv.24
Lv.22
Lv.23

Ruin Maniac Cave Pokémon, trainers and items

Ruin Maniac Cave is a small cave with a single item in it and a single man, the Ruin Maniac who's obsessed with Unown. When you've caught some, talk to him and he'll have made more progress on his quest to dig all the way through to the Solaceon Ruins

But most importantly, talk to him when you've caught all of the different forms available. At this point he'll have worked his way through to a new section, a room that contains the ? and ! forms of Unown - the only place to get them in the game!

More details on Unown and Solaceon Ruins can be found on our Solaceon Ruins walkthrough page.

Items

ItemsLocation
TM28 DigBy some rocks

After you're done here and on Route 214, it's onwards to the next location: Valor Lakefront.

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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Chris Tapsell is Eurogamer's Reviews Editor and most decorated Football Manager. He used to write guides, and will send you links to his favourite spreadsheets if you ask him about League of Legends or competitive Pokémon.

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