Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Walkthrough

Victory Road / Pokémon League

Route 223

Head to the north beach of Sunyshore City and Surf north. This route will lead us to Victory Road. Make sure to have an electric type ready to go as you’ll be facing a lot of water types on this route.

Trainers found on Route 223:

    • Swimmer Miranda
      • Lumineon Lv. 43
    • Swimmer Aubree
      • Azurill Lv. 41
      • Azumarill Lv. 41
    • Swimmer Oscar
      • Mantyke Lv. 38
      • Remoraid Lv. 40
      • Mantine Lv. 42
    • Swimmer Colton
      • Wingull Lv. 37
      • Quagsire Lv. 42
      • Pelipper Lv. 41
    • Swimmer Paige
      • Marill Lv. 39
      • Wingull Lv. 40
      • Golduck Lv. 41
    • Swimmer Ricardo
      • Tentacruel Lv. 43
    • Swimmer Crystal
      • Wingull Lv. 41
      • Seaking Lv. 41
    • Swimmer Wesley
      • Buizel Lv. 41
      • Tentacruel Lv. 41
    • Sailor Zachariah
      • Pelipper Lv. 38
      • Machoke Lv. 38
      • Gastrodon Lv. 44
    • Swimmer Gabrielle
      • Golduck Lv. 43
    • Swimmer Cassandra
      • Finneon Lv. 41
      • Pelipper Lv. 41
    • Swimmer Troy
      • Gyarados Lv. 43

Go up the waterfall at the end of the route and heal up at the Pokémon Center.

Pokémon found on Route 223:

    • Pelipper – Surfing
    • Remoraid – Good Rod
    • Mantyke – Surfing
    • Tentacruel – Surfing

Victory Road


Trainers found in 1F Victory Road:

    • Bird Keeper Hana
      • Noctowl Lv. 46
      • Staraptor Lv. 48
    • Psychic Bryce
      • Haunter Lv. 43
      • Alakazam Lv. 46
      • Gengar Lv. 46
    • Ace Trainer Mariah
      • Golduck Lv. 46
      • Blissey Lv. 48

Pokémon found in 1F Victory Road:

    • Onix
    • Steelix
    • Graveler
    • Medicham
    • Machoke
    • Golbat

Follow the path across the bridges and then Rock Slide down. Head west to the staircase that leads up to the next floor.


Use Rock Smash on the rock right in front of you and then use Strength to push the boulder left. Push the next boulder near the bike ramp to the right. Use your bike to jump over the two rocks.

Smash the next rock in front of the ramp. You can shift the bike to the lower gear so that you won’t jump far off of this ramp. You’ll land between the ramp and the rock. You can get the Max Ether in the corner and then jump back over the ledge. Switch gears so that you’ll jump further this time. Jump over the rocks.

Now, smash the rock that is blocking the path that takes you south. Move the boulder on the right down. Move the boulder on the left to the left and move the remaining boulder down.

Push the boulder on the left down. Go around the rock and then smash the rock. Push the boulder back up to its original position and then continue down the path to the next Ace Trainer.

Push the top boulder over to the right and then battle the Veteran. After the battle, take the exit behind him and then come back in to reset the boulders. Now, push that top boulder down to clear the path to the east.

Push the bottom boulder all the way to the east. Go around to the top, push the top boulder to the left and smash the rock. Then push the middle boulder down to open the path.

Pick up the Full Restore by using the bike and battle the trainers. Use the bike to reach the TM 71 (Stone Edge).

Now, backtrack to the exit where we exited and re-entered the floor behind the Veteran.

Trainers found in 2F Victory Road:

    • Ace Trainer Omar
      • Rapidash Lv. 45
      • Carnivine Lv. 45
      • Rampardos Lv. 48
    • Ace Trainer Sydney
      • Clefable Lv. 46
      • Torterra Lv. 48
    • Veteran Clayton
      • Staraptor Lv. 47
      • Hippowdon Lv. 47
    • Double Team Al & Kay
      • Staraptor Lv. 47
      • Whiscash Lv. 47

Pokémon found in 2F Victory Road:

    • Onix
    • Steelix
    • Graveler
    • Medicham
    • Machoke
    • Golbat
    • Kadabra

1F Part 2

Enter 1F again and go straight across the bridge. Rock Climb down, but be careful not to jump over the ledge. Follow the path up around to fight Black Belt Miles.

    • Black Belt Miles
      • Machamp Lv. 49

Win the battle and then go down the stairs.


Follow the path down the stairs and Surf to the plot of land where the Psychic is and battle her.

    • Psychic Valencia
      • Chingling Lv. 44
      • Chimecho Lv. 48

Surf around the Psychic. Surf south on the right lake. Go up the two stairs to battle Double Team Pat & Jo.

    • Double Team Pat & Jo
      • Gyarados Lv. 47
      • Medicham Lv. 47

If you Surf at this southern pond next to the Double Team, you can head west to go up some stairs and grab a Rare Candy and a hidden Max Revive against the rock.

Go back down the stairs and make your way north to find the waterfall. There is one more trainer on this side to battle.

Surf back down and if you take the path to the right, you’ll battle Ace Trainer Henry.

    • Ace Trainer Henry
      • Honchkrow Lv. 49

Go up the waterfall. Follow the path to the next waterfall and go down to pick up TM 59 (Dragon Pulse).

Go back up the waterfall and battle the Dragon Tamer.

    • Dragon Tamer Andre
      • Gabite Lv. 49

Follow the path around and go up the stairs.

1F Part 3

If you follow the path west and then south, you’ll find a Razor Claw.

Go back and battle the Veteran.

    • Veteran Edgar
      • Tentacruel Lv. 45
      • Golem Lv. 45
      • Empoleon Lv. 48

If you go up the stairs behind the Veteran and follow the path around, you’ll eventually come to a door way that is blocked by an NPC. He won’t move until you have the National Pokédex. You can grab a Zinc up here though.

So, go down the path south in front of Veteran Edgar. If you take the path west, you’ll come a stair case that will up to a room with three boulders and TM 79 (Dark Pulse).

Push the top and bottom boulders to the left and then push the middle boulder down or up to grab the item.

Return to where you turned west down the path from Veteran Edgar, but this time go east and Rock Climb up.

Battle the Dragon Tamer.

    • Dragon Tamer Clinton
      • Gible Lv. 46
      • Gible Lv. 46
      • Gyarados Lv. 49

Follow the path north and exit the cave.

Pokémon League

Enter the Pokémon League and heal your party. When you approach the Ace Trainer standing in the doorway, your rival will show up and engage in a battle with you.

His team will be different based on what starter you chose.

    • Rival
      • Staraptor Lv. 48
      • Heracross Lv. 51
      • Snorlax Lv. 51
      • Roserade / Rapidash / Floatzel Lv. 49
      • Floatzel / Roserade / Rapidash Lv. 49
      • Infernape / Torterra / Empoleon Lv. 53

After beating your Rival, heal your party again.

Before heading into the Elite Four, make sure you are stocked up on the following items:

  • Potions
  • Revives
  • Status Effect Cures
  • PP Restoring Items

If your Pokémon are below level 55, you should train them more before attempting the Elite Four.

If you lose at any battle here, you’ll need to start over from the first trainer here.


Aaron will be using Bug types. So, you’re going to want to use Flying, Rock and Fire type attacks here.

    • Aaron
      • Dustox Lv. 53
      • Heracross Lv. 54
      • Beautifly Lv. 53
      • Vespiquen Lv. 54
      • Drapion Lv. 57


Bertha’s team is made up of Ground type Pokémon. Grass and Water are a good counter here. Her Quagsire can be a real pain to take out. Between her Full Restores and its Recover ability, this one can be frustrating. A Grass type will really help you out here against it.

    • Bertha
      • Quagsire Lv. 55
      • Sudowoodo Lv. 57
      • Golem Lv. 56
      • Whiscash Lv. 55
      • Hippowdon Lv. 59


Flint is up next and he kinda has a mixed bag of a team. You’re going to need a few types to counter his team. Go with Water, Dark, Electric, Ghost and Fire type abilities.

    • Flint
      • Rapidash Lv. 58
      • Lopunny Lv. 57
      • Steelix Lv. 57
      • Drifblim Lv. 58
      • Infernape Lv. 61


Lucian is the fourth member of the Pokémon League and his whole team are Psychic types. Dark, Ghost and Flying type moves are the best counter for his team.

    • Lucian
      • Mr. Mime Lv. 59
      • Medicham Lv. 60
      • Girafarig Lv. 59
      • Alakazam Lv. 60
      • Bronzong Lv. 63

After defeating Lucian, do not go forward yet. Heal up and revive your team before going forward. The battle against Cynthia will start when you enter her room.


It’s time to go up against the Pokémon League Champion. The Champion is Cynthia. We’ve had a few run-ins with her during the game and now it’s time for one more.

She has a very strong and diverse line up of Pokémon.

    • Cynthia
      • Spiritomb Lv. 61
      • Gastrodon Lv. 60
      • Roserade Lv. 60
      • Lucario Lv. 63
      • Milotic Lv. 63
      • Garchomp Lv. 66

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