Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough

Sandgem Town / Route 202

Welcome to Sandgem Town

As you enter Sandgem for the first time, Dawn or Lucas will be there to greet you. They’ll take you to speak with Rowan. The Professor will let you keep the Pokémon you chose earlier and will also give you a Pokédex.

prof lab brilliant diamond shining pearl walkthrough

As of this moment in the game, you’ll only have access to the Sinnoh region specific Pokédex. This is only capable of tracking Pokémon found in the Sinnoh region. Your Pokédex will be upgraded to the National Pokédex when you have at least seen every Pokémon in the Sinnoh region.

Leave Rowan’s lab and you will once again be greeted by Dawn or Lucas. They will give you a quick tour of the town and explain the functions of the important locations.


After the assistant’s tour, heal up your Pokémon and buy some items from the Poké Mart if you’d like.

Head back through Route 201 and go to your house in Twinleaf to speak with your mom. Feel free to catch some Pokémon if you bought any Poké Balls from the Poké Mart in Sandgem.

Speak to your mom once your back home. She’ll heal up your Pokémon and will also give you the Guidebook. Your friend’s mom will also come in and have a conversation you. She will give you the Parcel that you will need to give to your friend the next time you see them.

parcel brilliant diamond shining pearl

You can now leave Twinleaf and head back to Sandgem.

Route 202

You can exit Sandgem by taking the exit to the north where you will then be on Route 202. You will once again run into either Dawn or Lucas at the beginning of Route 202. They will demonstrate how to catch a Pokémon. They will also give you five Poké Balls.

Pokémon found on Route 202:

    • Starly
    • Bidoof
    • Shinx
    • Kricketot

Along with the new Pokémon to catch on this route, you’ll also battle your first trainers.

Trainers on Route 202:

    • Youngster Tristan
      • Starly Lv. 5
    • Lass Natalie
      • Bidoof Lv. 3
      • Bidoof Lv. 3
    • Youngster Logan
      • Shinx Lv. 5

After you’re done battling trainers and catching Pokémon, follow the route up and around toward the exit. Before exiting, grab the potion laying on the ground to the left of the exit in the grass.

The exit of Route 202 will take you to Jubilife City.

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