Route 212 is an optional path in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl that follows on from Pastoria City and Gym Leader Crasher Wake 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 212 South Pokémon, trainers and items
Route 212 is split into two halves, with Pokémon Mansion an optional area off the side of them, roughly where they join. If you're travelling on-foot. westwards from Pastoria City, then Route 212 South is the first part you'll encounter: a muddy, rainy, boggy area with lots of wooden beams you'll need to ride your bike along, and lots of bogs you can't ride your bike through at all.
In the southern area there's a house with a lady who'll trade you a TM for 10 shards of the same colour. The TMs are TM18 Rain Dance, TM07 Hail, TM11 Sunny Day, and TM37 Sandstorm, given in exchange for 10 Blue, Green, Red, or Yellow Shards respectively.
There is also a Honey Tree on this route, which has its own Honey Tree Pokémon spawn list.
Aside from that, this route's all about collecting items and battling lots - and lots - of trainers. Enjoy!
|Rare Candy||Hidden - left end of muddy swamp near start of route from Pastoria City|
|6x Pinap Berries||Near south east start of route|
|2x Pecha Berries||Near south east start of route|
|TM06 Toxic||Just south of Pokémon Ranger Taylor|
|Tiny Mushroom||Hidden on small grass podium on left of bike rail|
|TM62 Bug Buzz||On grass podium via bike rail in water|
|Revive||At a dead end - go under the first bike raile north through the trees|
|X Sp. Atk||Along first bike rail and down steps|
|Heart Scale||Hidden - In left, top corner of swamp near Shard Lady's house|
|Great Ball||Hidden - in swamp near Shard Lady's house, south of honey tree|
|Zinc||Next to Shard Lady's house, accessed via first bike rail and cut|
|Antidote||In very bottom left corner of route|
|TM18 Rain Dance||From woman in house in exchange for 10 Blue Shards|
|TM07 Hail||From woman in house in exchange for 10 Green Shards|
|TM11 Sunny Day||From woman in house in exchange for 10 Red Shards|
|TM37 Sandstorm||From woman in house in exchange for 10 Yellow Shards|
Trainers and Opponents
|Pokémon Ranger Taylor||Luxio|
|Parasol Lady Alexa||Goldeen|
|Parasol Lady Sabrina||Psyduck||Lv.21|
|Police Officer Danny||Hoothoot|
|Pokémon Rangers Jeffrey and Allison||Aipom / Prinplup|
Marill / Prinplup
|Lv.21 / Lv.21|
Lv.21 / Lv.21
Route 212 North Pokémon, trainers and items
Route 212 North heads, you guessed it, north, towards Hearthome City. It's a fairly unremarkable route, aside from the entrance to Pokémon Mansion on the eastern site. The weather here is at least much nicer than down in the southern part though!
|Elixir||Behind Trainer Tips sign where it joints with southern part|
|TM11 Sunny Day||By hedge on left behind cuttable tree|
|2x Aspear Berries||Left of entrance to Pokémon Mansion|
|2x Sitrus Berries||Left of entrance to Pokémon Mansion|
|Great Ball||Hidden in middle of three bushes on right of Pokémon Mansion gardens entrance|
|Super Potion||Hidden - in 3rd-from left bush, left of Mansion entrance|
Trainers and Opponents
|Police Officer Dylan||Hoothoot|
|Police Officer Alex||Hoothoot|
|Police Officer Bobby||Hoothoot|
|Lady Melissa and Rich Boy Jason||Luxio / Buneary||Lv.19 / Lv.19|
Once you've finished up on Route 212, entering Hearthome City you'll discover that Gym Leader Fantina still isn't there for you to take her on. Your only option is to continue north, to Route 210 and clear those Psyduck!
Pokémon Mansion spawns, trainers and items
Along the way up Route 212 North, on the right, you'll find Pokémon Mansion, which is a slightly unusual optional area that houses a few rare items and - after you've obtained the National Pokédex - some rare spawns for "baby" Pokémon. You can also catch a couple of other rare Pokémon there right now though, including Pikachu and Pichu!
Talk to Mr. Backlot in his office, after getting the National Pokédex, for him to tell you which rare or baby Pokémon is spawning there that day.
|Staravia||Trophy Garden grass|
|Kriketune||Trophy Garden grass|
|Roselia||Trophy Garden grass|
|Pichu||Trophy Garden grass|
|Pikachu||Trophy Garden grass|
More, much rarer Pokémon are available here after getting the National Pokédex!
|Great Ball||Far left room|
|Soothe Bell||From maid in second room on left|
|Burn Heal||Hidden - in rubbish bin in first room on left|
|TM87 Swagger||In Mr. Backlot's office, first room on right|
Your next stop in the main story is the north of Route 210!
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.