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Route 203 and Oreburgh Gate Pokémon, trainers and items in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Route 203 and Oreburgh Gate are your next stops in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, following on from Jubilife City and Route 204 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 203 Pokémon, trainers and items

Route 203 is another short, simple route, heading east from Jubilife City. As soon as you step onto it, your rival, Barry, will challenge you to a battle!

After that, there's little else to see or do here apart from catching an Abra, if you fancy it, and collecting the two available items. So, head east and enter Oreburgh Gate when you're ready.

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
ShinxGrass
AbraGrass
StarlyGrass
BidoofGrass
ZubatGrass (night)
KricketotGrass (morning, night)

Items

ItemsLocation
Poké BallOn the floor right of Youngster Michael
RepelBehind the small pool of water, via large patch of grass near end of route

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
BarryStarly
Turtwig/Chimchar/Piplup
Lv.7
Lv.9
Youngster MichaelBidoof
Zubat
Lv.5
Lv.5
Youngster DallasKricketotLv.7
Lass KaitlinBidoof
Starly
Budew
Lv.4
Lv.4
Lv.4
Youngster SebastianMachopLv.7
Lass MadelineStarly
Bidoof
Lv.5
Lv.5

Oreburgh Gate Pokémon, trainers and items

Oreburgh Gate is a short cave connecting Route 203 and Oreburgh City. For now, it's a fairly simple, linear route, but when you have Rock Smash (earned by defeating the Oreburgh City Gym Leader) you can come back and explore a little more - as soon as you enter, the Hiker will give you the app for Rock Smash, so you just need to unlock the ability to actually use that app in the wild!

Head east, collect the items, and then onwards to Oreburgh City!

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
GeodudeGround
ZubatGround

Items

ItemsLocation
TM98 Rock SmashFrom Hiker just inside the entrance

Trainers and Opponents

TrainersPokémonLevel
Camper CurtisShinxLv.7
Picknicker DianaBudew
Psyduck
Lv.5
Lv.5

It’s time to revisit Sinnoh! Our now complete Diamond and Pearl walkthrough to the main story is where to start. Your journey begins with selecting your starter Pokémon near Twinleaf Town, before visiting Sandgem Town and Jubilife City. To become a Pokémon Master, you need to defeat the Gym Leaders in Oreburgh City, Eterna City, Veilstone City, Pastoria City and Hearthome City, along with three others.

Aside from badges, you’ll want to grab Mystery Gift codes, complete the Sinnoh Pokédex by using Honey Trees, visiting the Great Marsh and the Pokémon Hideaways in the Grand Underground. Take the time to catch Gible, Spiritomb andDrifloon! Finally, you can now catch Arceus.


Orebrugh Gate revisited after Rock Smash

Once you have Rock Smash there's a bit more that you can explore, including a couple of extra items - but you'll need to come back again when you have the ability to Surf on water and a bike that can jump, to fully explore the cave!

Available Pokémon

PokémonAvailability
GeodudeGround
ZubatGround
PsyduckGround

Items

ItemsLocation
TM70 FlashOn the right through three smashable rocks and down one ledge
StardustOn the left on a ledge by biker

For more guides and links to the rest of our walkthrough pages, 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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