How to earn money fast Pokemon BDSP
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out now for Nintendo Switch, and for fans eager to jump back into the Sinnoh region, there are a few favourites they’ll be keen to pick up straight away. In order to do that’ll you’ll need Poké Balls, and lots of them. With the number of Legendary Pokémon in the game, and their low catch-rate, you’ll be using up Ultra Balls quickly.

Thankfully, there’s a very easy way to grind out money, and in this guide, we’ll show you how.

How to earn money fast in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Get the VS Seeker

This works by essentially battling the same rich couple over and over again. In order to do this, you’ll need the VS Seeker. Thankfully, you’ll get this by playing through the game. Just keep going until you defeat Team Galactic in Eterna City, after which you’ll be given the VS Seeker by Proffesor Rowan.

Route 209

On Route 209 there’s an old couple that you can double battle next to the Pokémon mansion. After you’ve beat them, simply run 100 steps, then use the VS Seeker, and you can battle them again. They’ll give you around 8,000 dollars, and the process of battling and rebattling takes less than a minute.

Do this as many times as you like, all you’ll need to do between battles is to run the 100 steps to recharge the VS Seeker.


This article is part of our Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl walkthrough and guide series, which includes every version-exclusive Pokémon in each version of the game, advice on the best Sinnoh starter Pokémon to choose, and all the old and new Pokétch Apps, plus how to get specific Pokémon such as Mew and Jirachi, Rilou and Lucario, Manaphy and Phione, Arceus, Eevee, Leafeon And Glaceon, Cresselia, Rotom, Ditto, Spiritomb, Heatran, Regigigas, and — of course — the mighty Feebas.

We also cover how to catch 17 Legendaries in Ramanas Park, where to find the Defog HM and chain catching (or how to increase your chances of catching Shiny Pokémon), plus how to earn money fast, how to beat the Elite Four, how the Trophy Garden works, and how to get the DS sounds and Catching Charm. We also have a full and updated list of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Mystery Gift codes.

And finally, Where to Buy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game!