Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough

Catching the Lake Guardians / Clean Up


Before going after Azelf, make sure to stock up on Ultra and Dusk Balls.

When you’re ready to go, head to Lake Valor.

As soon as you enter you’ll notice that the lake has been restored. So Surf to the middle and enter the cave.

Save your game just in case you accidentally knock out Azelf.

You’re going to want to use the same strategy that you used against Dialga or Palkia. Use a status effect attack and drain the health until it is in the red and then spam Ultra and Dusk Balls.


Before going after Uxie, make sure to stock up on Ultra and Dusk Balls.

When you’re ready to go, head to Lake Acuity and Surf to the cave in the middle.

Utilize the same strategy as above with Azelf. Use a status effect attack and drain the health until it is in the red and then spam Ultra and Dusk Balls.


Catching Mesprit will be a little different than the other two.

Travel to Lake Verity and Surf to the cave in the middle of the lake. When you interact with Mesprit it’ll take off. It’ll bounce around the map and you will need to be in the same area as it is in order to catch it.

First, head to Jubilife City and go to the Pokétch building on west side of the city to get the Marking Map app. Speak to the President on the first floor by the desk. He’ll give you the Marking Map. He’ll also give you other apps if you keep talking to him.

Press R twice and then cycle through your apps until you see a map with a blinking face. The blinking face is where Mesprit currently is.

When you travel to a new location, Mesprit will also change locations. So, you can’t just Fly to where it is.

Fear not! There is an easy way to track down Mesprit.

First, stock up on Repels and whatever Poké Balls you may need.

Go to Route 205 and head toward to Valley Windworks. When you change locations, you’ll see the location in the top left corner of the screen. Each time you see that notification in the top left corner, Mesprit will change locations. So you can manipulate this a bit.

Walk east on Route 205 until you see that you’ve entered Valley Windworks. Check your Marking Map app to see where Mesprit is. All you have to do here is go back and forth across the boundary of Route 205 and Valley Windworks while checking Mesprit’s location. You can actually keep the app open in the top right corner of the screen while you do this. When you see that Mesprit is in the same place as you, use a Repel and save your game. You will also need to have a Pokémon under level 50 first in your party.

When you attack it, it will flee and you’ll have to track it down again. Whatever damage or status effect you inflict, will still be there when you encounter it again. Just make sure to save your game before the encounter. You don’t want to knock it out.

You can also use the attack Mean Look to prevent it from escaping and then battle it like normal. Just about any Golbat that you catch will know Mean Look.

You could use the Master Ball if you want, but there is going to be another roaming Pokémon later. The choice is yours!

Clean Up

It’s now time to head toward the Pokémon League. You can go straight there, or you can go back and clean up some areas we’ve already been to. There were some areas that required HMs, but we have all of them now.

There’s not a whole lot to do in these places, but they’ll be listed here if you’d like to go.

First, let’s head back to Oreburgh Gate.

Get into the basement and clear out the area of items and battle the lone trainer. There is an Earth Plate and a TM 01 (Focus Punch).

    • Veteran Grant
      • Riolu Lv. 33
      • Staraptor Lv. 34
      • Graveler Lv. 35

Route 204

Fly to Jubilife City and head north to Route 204. Use Surf on the top right lake to find a small opening in the trees. There is an HP Up over here.

Ravaged Path

Continue north on Route 204 to enter Ravaged Path. Take the left path inside. Use Rock Smash and Surf. Stop surfing at the first piece of land you see in the top left corner. Use Rock Smash and work your around the area until you see a Poké Ball. This is a jar of Luck Incense.

Get back in the water and Surf east. Follow the surfing path until you see another Poké Ball. This one is TM 03 (Water Pulse).

Route 208

Head to Route 208 and you can Rock Climb up to battle Hiker Alexander.

    • Hiker Alexander
      • Golbat Lv. 35
      • Graveler Lv. 35
      • Onix Lv. 35

You can Rock Climb back down and then Surf to find Fisher Cody.

    • Fisher Cody
      • Barboach Lv. 31
      • Gyarados Lv. 31

You can also find a Carbos by going up the waterfall.

Route 210

In the foggy area of Route 210, there is a pit you can climb down into and then back out of to a house. You’ll also battle against Dragon Tamer Patrick.

    • Dragon Tamer Patrick
      • Gible Lv. 39

Go into the house and meet Grandma Wilma. She will teach your Pokémon Draco Meter.

There is also a hidden Nugget on the left side of the ledge in the pit that you can reach by going down the stairs into it.

Route 213

You can use Rock Climb up to a patch a grass where you can find TM 05 (Roar).

You can also Surf south and battle a few trainers. A Water Stone can be found down here as well.

    • Swimmer Haley
      • Marill Lv. 31
      • Azumarill Lv. 31
    • Sailor Paul
      • Gyarados Lv. 31
      • Machop Lv. 31
    • Swimmer Evan
      • Golduck Lv. 30
      • Golduck Lv. 32
    • Swimmer Mary
      • Marill Lv. 32
      • Pelipper Lv. 30
    • Swimmer Shelton
      • Gyarados Lv. 30
      • Gyarados Lv. 29
      • Gyarados Lv. 31

Route 214

You can Surf across the small pond to the north of the route to find a Rare Candy.

Route 216

You can return to Route 216 and use Rock Climb to be able to reach TM 13 (Ice Beam).

There are also more trainers to fight up here.

    • Black Belt Phillip
      • Machoke Lv. 40
    • Skier Bradley
      • Geodude Lv. 35
      • Graveler Lv. 35
      • Snover Lv. 35
    • Skier Kaitlyn
      • Roselia Lv. 36
      • Snover Lv. 36
    • Skier Andrea
      • Staravia Lv. 38

Fuego Ironworks

Fly to Floaroma Town and then head east to Route 205.

At the bridge, Surf west and follow the path until you reach Fuego Ironworks.

There are some trainers to battle in here and a few items to pick up. There are actually two Fire Stones. One found in a Poké Ball on the ground and the other is given to you by Fuego who is standing next to the furnace.

Pokémon found at Fuego Ironworks:

    • Wingull
    • Shellos
    • Gastrodon
    • Floatzel
    • Shinx
    • Luxio
    • Pachirisu
    • Finneon – Good Rod
    • Wingull – Surfing
    • Pelipper – Surfing
    • Tentacool – Surfing
    • Tentacruel – Surfing

Trainers found at Fuego Ironworks:

    • Worker Dillan
      • Machop Lv. 31
      • Machoke Lv. 31
    • Worker Holden
      • Steelix Lv. 33
    • Worker Conrad
      • Rapidash Lv. 33

Route 219

Fly to Sandgem Town and then go south. You can Surf from the beach to find two trainers.

    • Tuber Mariel
      • Marill Lv. 29
      • Marill Lv. 29
    • Tuber Trenton
      • Shellos Lv. 29
      • Shellos Lv. 29

Route 220

Continue south on Route 219 and you’ll come to Route 220. There are a few trainers down here that you can battle.

Trainers found Route 220:

    • Swimmer Jessica
      • Goldeen Lv. 28
      • Goldeen Lv. 28
      • Goldeen Lv. 28
      • Goldeen Lv. 28
    • Swimmer Erica
      • Remoraid Lv. 29
      • Psyduck Lv. 29
    • Swimmer Adrian
      • Mantyke Lv. 26
      • Remoraid Lv. 29
      • Tentacool Lv. 29
    • Swimmer Vincent
      • Pelipper Lv. 29
      • Whiscash Lv. 29
    • Swimmer Claire
      • Buizel Lv. 31
    • Swimmer Erik
      • Gyarados Lv. 31
    • Swimmer Katelyn
      • Buizel Lv. 28
      • Medicham Lv. 28
      • Seaking Lv. 28

Route 221

Continue surfing east on Route 220 and you’ll come to Route 221. This route will take you to Ramanas Park. However it will not be ready until you have the National Pokédex. You will be able to fly here when ready after visiting it for the first time.

There is also a house here with a man who will randomly pick a number and ask you to show him a Pokémon of the same level. He will give you rewards for showing him the Pokémon.

Trainers found on Route 221:

    • Swimmer Dillon
      • Shellos Lv. 30
      • Gastrodon Lv. 32
    • Swimmer Vanessa
      • Golduck Lv. 33
    • Fisher Cory
      • Magikarp Lv. 28
      • Finneon Lv. 30
      • Gyarados Lv. 32
    • Ace Trainer Shannon
      • Cherrim Lv. 30
      • Marill Lv. 32
      • Lopunny Lv. 34
    • Collector Ivan
      • Hippopotas Lv. 28
      • Hippopotas Lv. 28
      • Hippopotas Lv. 34
    • Ace Trainer Jake
      • Staravia Lv. 33
      • Girafarig Lv. 33

Pokémon found on Route 221:

    • Wingull
    • Roselia
    • Shellos
    • Gastrodon
    • Floatzel
    • Stunky – Diamond Only
    • Skuntank – Diamond Only
    • Sudowoodo – Pearl Only
    • Clamperl – Super Rod
    • Lumineon – Super Rod
    • Gyarados – Super Rod
    • Finneon – Good Rod

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