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Route 223 Pokémon, trainers and items in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Route 223 is a watery route that's next in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, following on from Sunyshore Gym and Volkner 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 223 Pokémon, trainers and items

Route 223 is a water route - one of the few in Sinnoh - that leads directly north from Sunyshore City to the shore of Victory Road. There's not much to do here aside from battling the many, many swimmers and collecting a couple of items.

Thankfully after all that battling there's a Pokémon Center right at the end of the route by the entrance to Victory Road, so you can restore some PP before heading into a big, complicated cave.

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
PelipperSurfing
TentacruelSurfing
MantykeSurfing (Rare)

Items

ItemsLocation
TM18 Rain DanceGo left through gap in cluster of rocks left of Swimmer Oscar, then north to small patch of shallows
Big PearlHidden - in square brown rock at dead end north-east of Swimmer Aubrey
PealIn shallows right of Sailor Zachariah

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Swimmer MirandaLumineonLv.43
Swimmer AubreeAzurill
Azumarill
Lv.41
Lv.41
Swimmer OscarMantyke
Remoraid
Mantine
Lv.38
Lv.40
Lv.42
Swimmers Paige and ColtonMarill / Wingull
Golduck / Quagsire
Wingull / Pelipper
Lv.39 / Lv.37
Lv.41 / Lv.42
Lv.40 / Lv.41
Swimmer RicardoTentacruelLv.43
Swimmer CrystalWingull
Seaking
Lv.41
Lv.41
Swimmer WesleyBuizel
Tentacruel
Lv.41
Lv.41
Sailor ZachariahPelipper
Gastrodon
Machoke
Lv.38
Lv.44
Lv.38
Swimmer GabrielleGolduckLv.43
Swimmer CassandraFinneon
Pelipper
Lv.41
Lv.41
Swimmer TroyGyaradosLv.43

Next stop is your final, most challenging dungeon. There are a lot of trainers and high-level wild Pokémon here, so stock up on healing items (you can fly to and from this Pokémon Center thankfully, so feel free to guy stock up elsewhere first). When you're ready, head inside Victory Road.

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

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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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