Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch take players back to the Sinnoh region first seen on Nintendo DS in 2006. This region will also be the setting for the upcoming prequel adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so these Generation 4 remakes are a great introduction to the Sinnoh Pokédex for new players.
If you've got any questions about how to catch certain Pokémon, or you're having trouble knowing what to do next in the game, or perhaps need help to win a particularly challenging Pokémon battle, you should check out our Pokémon Diamond and Pearl guides below.
If you don't own the game yet, check out our review of the game, plus Where To Buy Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl On Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Walkthrough
There are decisions to be made when you're starting out on your Pokémon adventure, so here we'll give you advice on how to make good choices from the beginning.
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl Best Starter - Which Starter Pokémon Should I Choose?
- Pokémon Type Chart Explained - Effectiveness And Weakness For All Types
- How To Unlock The Mystery Gift Function
How to get specific Pokémon
In these guides we detail how to get specific mons — often rare or mythical Pokémon — as you journey through Sinnoh.
- How To Get Mew And Jirachi
- How To Get Riolu And Lucario
- How To Get Manaphy And Phione
- How To Get Arceus
- How To Get Rotom
- How To Get Eevee, Leafeon And Glaceon
- How To Get Cresselia
- How To Get Ditto
- How To Get Spiritomb
- How To Catch Heatran
- How To Get Regigigas
- How To Get Feebas
Where to find items and manage resources, and how things work
In these guides we provide instructions on exactly where to find specific items and how to acquire and make the most of your resources in the Sinnoh region, plus exactly how certain mechanics and areas work.
- Defog HM - Where To Get Defog
- How To Earn Money Fast in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
- Trophy Garden - How The Trophy Garden Works
- How To Get The DS Sounds And Catching Charm
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl: Full List Of Mystery Gift Codes
How to defeat the Elite Four
Every Pokémon game finishes with a battle against the Elite Four, and Sinnoh's quartet o' threat can be particularly tricky. Fortunately, we're here to help with a guide listing every Pokémon used (and their levels), plus tips for defeating them all.
Pokémon BDSP FAQ and General Info
- Pokétch - All The Apps And Where To Find Them
- What's The Difference Between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl? Which Should You Buy? All Version-Exclusive Pokémon
That's all for now folks! We'll be updating and adding guides over the launch period in an effort to catch 'em all.