Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough

Route 213 / Valor Lakefront / Route 212

Valor Lakefront

Exit to Route 213 and back track to Valor Lakefront. You’ll come across the same Galactic Grunt. He’ll be standing near the water. Speak to him again.

Follow him back to Hotel Grand Lake and speak to him again. Follow and speak to him one more time and now you’ll battle him.

    • Galactic Grunt
      • Glameow Lv. 25

After the battle, head north a few steps to find Cynthia speaking to the two NPCs that are blocking the path to Route 222.

Speak to Cynthia and tell her you saw the group of Psyduck back on Route 210. She’ll give you a Secret Medicine that you can then use on the Psyduck to clear them out.

Choose Your Path

After getting the Secret Medicine, you can do two things here.

You can either go take care of the group Psyduck on Route 210 and advance the story, or you can go clear out Route 212. There are some places to visit on Route 212 and there are a lot of trainers you can battle to train your Pokémon and earn some money.

For the purpose of this guide, we’re gonna go through Route 212 and get that out of the way first.

Route 212

Route 212 can be accessed from the western side of Pastoria City. In addition to all of the trainers, you can also visit the Pokémon Mansion and Trophy Garden.

Trainers available on the bottom portion of Route 212:

    • Ranger Taylor
      • Luxio Lv. 21
      • Buizel Lv. 21
    • Scientist Shaun
      • Abra Lv. 19
      • Kadabra Lv. 19
    • Parasol Lady Sabrina
      • Psyduck Lv. 21
    • Parasol Lady Alexa
      • Goldeen Lv. 19
      • Buizel Lv. 19
    • Fisher Juan
      • Gyarados Lv. 21
    • Fisher Cameron
      • Goldeen Lv. 19
      • Barboach Lv. 19
    • Fisher Travis
      • Barboach Lv. 17
      • Barboach Lv. 18
      • Shellos Lv. 20
      • Barboach Lv. 17
    • Collector Dominique
      • Geodude Lv. 18
      • Geodude Lv. 17
      • Geodude Lv. 19
    • Policeman Danny (Night Only)
      • Hoothoot Lv. 20
      • Machop Lv. 20
    • Scientist Stefano
      • Kadabra Lv. 21
    • Ranger Jeffrey
      • Prinplup Lv. 21
      • Prinplup Lv. 21
    • Ranger Allison
      • Aipom Lv. 21
      • Marill Lv. 21

Pokémon available on the bottom portion of Route 212:

    • Wooper
    • Bibarel
    • Roselia
    • Kricketune
    • Barboach – Good Rod

As you work your way through the bottom part of the route, there is a house that you can visit. If you bring the woman on the left 10 Shards of the same color she will give you TMs.

Continue heading west until the route goes north.

Trainers available on the northern portion of Route 212:

    • Gentleman Jeremy
      • Chatot Lv. 19
    • Socialite Reina
      • Roselia Lv. 19
    • Lady Melissa
      • Buneary Lv. 19
    • Rich Boy Jason
      • Luxio Lv. 19
    • Policeman Bobby
      • Hoothoot Lv. 18
      • Machop Lv. 18
    • Policeman Alex
      • Hoothoot Lv. 18
      • Machop Lv. 18
    • Policeman Dylan
      • Hoothoot Lv. 18
      • Meditite Lv. 18
    • Policeman Caleb
      • Hoothoot Lv. 17
      • Meditite Lv. 19

Pokémon available on the northern portion of Route 212:

    • Roselia
    • Budew
    • Starly
    • Staravia
    • Kricketune
    • Goldeen – Good Rod

Pokémon Mansion

You can explore the Mansion and get a Great Ball from the farthest room to left and a Soothe Bell from a maid in the middle room to the west inside of the building.

Enter the first door to the east inside of the building and you can find Mr. Backlot in his office. There is a TM 87 (Swagger) in here as well as a statue that is guarded by security.

Exit the Mansion to the north and you will be in the Trophy Garden.

Trophy Garden

You can enter the Garden by going through the Mansion. There are a few Pokémon out there, most notably Pikachu.

Pokémon available in the Trophy Garden:

    • Pichu
    • Pikachu
    • Staravia
    • Roselia
    • Kricketune

Back on Track

After exploring the Mansion, you can now take the northern exit and you’ll end up in Hearthome City. The gym leader is still not back, so let’s get back to Route 210 and take care of that group of Pysducks.

Route 210

You can fly back to Solaceon Town and then head north to reach the Psyduck group.

Interact with the Psyduck and use the Secret Medicine to clear them out.

You’ll then be approached by Cynthia. She will task you with delivering the Old Charm to Celestic Town. When the conversation is over, head north.

In this first section you can battle the Ninja Trio in the tall grass.

Ninja Trio on Route 210:

    • Ninja Boy Fabian
      • Geodude Lv. 23
      • Geodude Lv. 23
      • Geodude Lv. 26
    • Ninja Boy Brennan
      • Zubat Lv. 25
      • Skorupi Lv. 25
    • Ninja Boy Bruce
      • Stunky Lv. 27

The Ninja Trio are all found in the very first patch of grass. There is one on the left, middle and top right.

Pokémon found on Route 210:

    • Psyduck
    • Ponyta
    • Machop
    • Machoke
    • Meditite
    • Bibarel
    • Hoothoot – Night Only
    • Noctowl – Night Only
    • Barboach – Good Rod


After beating them and moving on to the north, you’re going to come to an area that is covered in fog. You will need to have acquired TM 97 (Defog) from the Great Marsh in order to clear out the fog here.

Follow the route north and then it’ll turn west. Keep going and you’ll reach Celestic Town.

Trainers found in the foggy section of Route 210:

    • Ninja Boy Joel
      • Zubat Lv. 23
      • Zubat Lv. 23
      • Golbat Lv. 25
      • Skorupi Lv. 25
    • Ace Trainer Alyssa
      • Ponyta Lv. 27
      • Grotle Lv. 27
    • Double Team Zac & Jen
      • Gyarados Lv. 27
      • Raichu Lv. 27
    • Ace Trainer Ernest
      • Mothim Lv. 25
      • Onix Lv. 26
      • Luxio Lv. 27
    • Ninja Boy Davey
      • Dustox Lv. 27
    • Black Belt Adam
      • Machoke Lv. 29
    • Ninja Boy Nathan
      • Croagunk Lv. 25
      • Golbat Lv. 25
    • Bird Keeper Brianna
      • Hoothoot Lv. 27
      • Noctowl Lv. 27
    • Veteran Brian
      • Buizel Lv. 26
      • Girafarig Lv. 26
      • Machoke Lv. 26

At the end of the this route will be Celestic Town.

Celestic Town

You can get a pair of Black Glasses from the house in the northwest corner by speaking to the NPC on the right side inside of the house.

That same house also has a small market where you can purchase items.

Speak to the Galactic Grunt standing in the center of town and battle him.

    • Galactic Grunt
      • Beautifly Lv. 25
      • Croagunk Lv. 27

After the battle, you’ll be approached by an old woman who is Cynthia’s grandmother. Give her the Old Charm.

Enter the Ruins and interact with the painting in the back.

After that, Cynthia’s grandmother will enter and give you TM 95 (Surf).

When you exit the Ruins, you’ll have a conversation with Cyrus. You’ve run into him once before at Mt. Coronent.

After that, you can explore a little bit of Route 211, but you still can’t get all the way through. You can also get a TM 77 (Psych Up) from the green haired NPC here. So, beat the trainers here if you’d like.

Trainers found on Route 211:

    • Bird Keeper Katherine
      • Noctowl Lv. 31
    • Ruin Maniac Harry
      • Bronzor Lv. 30
    • Ninja Boy Nick
      • Skorupi Lv. 27
      • Golbat Lv. 27
    • Black Belt Sean
      • Croagunk Lv. 28
      • Meditite Lv. 27
      • Machoke Lv. 29

Pokémon found on Route 211:

    • Meditite
    • Zubat
    • Noctowl – Night Only
    • Ponyta
    • Chingling
    • Machoke
    • Graveler

Fly back to Hearthome City.

Hearthome Gym

With the Old Charm delivered, we are now able to take on Fantina in Hearthome Gym.

This gym specializes in Ghost type Pokémon. Ghosts are weak against Normal and Dark types.

The gym itself will be a multistory building where you will need to answer mathematical questions in order to move on. If you get the answer right, you can go to the next level. If you get it wrong, you will need to face a trainer.

The questions are very simple, but the answers are listed below:

  • Room 1 = 15
  • Room 2 = 40
  • Room 3 = 39
  • Room 4 = 15

  • Fantina
    • Drifblim  Lv. 32
    • Gengar Lv. 34
    • Mismagius Lv. 36

Upon defeating Fantina, you’ll receive the Relic Badge, her Stickers and TM 65 (Shadow Claw).

You can now use Surf outside of battle as well.

After defeating Fantina and leaving her gym, you’ll be approached by Cynthia. She’ll suggest that we travel to Canalave City.

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