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Route 212 and Pokémon Mansion spawns, trainers and items in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

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!

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
WooperGrass
BibarelGrass
KricketuneGrass
RoseliaGrass

Items

ItemsLocation
Rare CandyHidden - left end of muddy swamp near start of route from Pastoria City
6x Pinap BerriesNear south east start of route
2x Pecha BerriesNear south east start of route
TM06 ToxicJust south of Pokémon Ranger Taylor
Tiny MushroomHidden on small grass podium on left of bike rail
TM62 Bug BuzzOn grass podium via bike rail in water
ReviveAt a dead end - go under the first bike raile north through the trees
X Sp. AtkAlong first bike rail and down steps
Heart ScaleHidden - In left, top corner of swamp near Shard Lady's house
Great BallHidden - in swamp near Shard Lady's house, south of honey tree
ZincNext to Shard Lady's house, accessed via first bike rail and cut
AntidoteIn very bottom left corner of route
TM18 Rain DanceFrom woman in house in exchange for 10 Blue Shards
TM07 HailFrom woman in house in exchange for 10 Green Shards
TM11 Sunny DayFrom woman in house in exchange for 10 Red Shards
TM37 SandstormFrom woman in house in exchange for 10 Yellow Shards

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Pokémon Ranger TaylorLuxio
Buizel
Lv.21
Lv.21
Parasol Lady AlexaGoldeen
Buizel
Lv.19
Lv.19
Fisher JuanGyaradosLv.21
Fisher TravisBarboach
Barboach
Shellos
Barboach
Lv.17
Lv.18
Lv.20
Lv.17
Fisher CameronGoldeen
Barboach
Lv.19
Lv.19
Collector DominiqueGeodude
Geodude
Geodude
Lv.18
Lv.17
Lv.19
Scientist ShaunAbra
Kadabra
Lv.19
Lv.19
Parasol Lady SabrinaPsyduckLv.21
Police Officer DannyHoothoot
Machop
Lv.20
Lv.20
Scientist StefanoKadabraLv.21
Pokémon Rangers Jeffrey and AllisonAipom / 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!

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
StarlyGrass
KricketuneGrass
StaraviaGrass
BudewGrass
RoseliaGrass

Items

ItemsLocation
ElixirBehind Trainer Tips sign where it joints with southern part
TM11 Sunny DayBy hedge on left behind cuttable tree
2x Aspear BerriesLeft of entrance to Pokémon Mansion
2x Sitrus BerriesLeft of entrance to Pokémon Mansion
Great BallHidden in middle of three bushes on right of Pokémon Mansion gardens entrance
Super PotionHidden - in 3rd-from left bush, left of Mansion entrance

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Madame ReinaRoseliaLv.19
Gentleman JeremyChatotLv.19
Police Officer DylanHoothoot
Meditite
Lv.18
Lv.18
Police Officer AlexHoothoot
Machop
Lv.18
Lv.18
Police Officer BobbyHoothoot
Machop
Lv.18
Lv.18
Lady Melissa and Rich Boy JasonLuxio / BunearyLv.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.

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
StaraviaTrophy Garden grass
KriketuneTrophy Garden grass
RoseliaTrophy Garden grass
PichuTrophy Garden grass
PikachuTrophy Garden grass

More, much rarer Pokémon are available here after getting the National Pokédex!

Items

ItemsLocation
Great BallFar left room
Soothe BellFrom maid in second room on left
Burn HealHidden - in rubbish bin in first room on left
TM87 SwaggerIn 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.

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