Pokemon BDSP Route 224: How To Get To Route 224

Pokemon BDSP Route 224: How To Get To Route 224
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Written by 

David Coulson


2nd Dec 2021 03:37

Pokemon BDSP Route 224 gives players reason to keep returning to the game, because it features an expansive post-game which includes the ability to catch new Pokemon, multiple new locations, a Battle Tower, and the National Dex to complete. One of the new locations in the Pokemon BDSP post-game is Route 224, where players can catch some new Pokemon and train their party against high-level Pokemon. This guide has everything you need to know about getting to Pokemon BDSP Route 224 including how to get there and what Pokemon can be found there.

  • One of the most elusive Pokemon in the game is the ol' Pokemon BDSP Drifloon, so make sure you read our guide on how to catch one

Pokemon BDSP Route 224: Unlocking The National Dex

Pokemon BDSP Route 224: National Dex
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The Sinnoh Pokedex consists of 150 Pokemon. While this sounds daunting, if you don't actively try and avoid every trainer and every patch of grass that you can in the game then you will likely finish the Elite Four at somewhere around 130-140 Pokemon seen. This means that you won't be too far from completing the Pokedex, and all 150 Pokemon can be seen on both versions of the game including game exclusive Pokemon. 

Once you've seen the 150th Pokemon in your Pokedex you will be able to unlock the National Dex and be able to start completing it with all of the Pokemon across the first four generations of games, giving a total of 493 Pokemon.

Once you've seen all 150 Pokemon in the Sinnoh Pokedex, head to Sandgem City and go and see Professor Rowan. As he is congratulating you Professor Oak from the first games will make an appearance. He will grant you the National Dex which will allow you to add Pokemon from the first four-generation of games to give a total of 493 Pokemon. However, most of these have to be obtained from other games by using Pokemon Home, but the functionality for it won't be added to Pokemon BDSP until February 2022.

While Professor Oak is talking to Professor Rowan he will mention Ramanas Park, which is where players can find a variety of legendary Pokemon by trading Mysterious Shard at a shop in Ramanas Park. This can be found south of Sandgem City to the east of Route 221. You can obtain a Slate that you need to summon a legendary Pokemon by trading three small Mysterious Shards or one large Mysterious Shard.

The Pokemon that can be caught at Ramanas Park are,

  • Discovery Slate: Regice, Regirock, Registeel
  • Kanto Slate: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres (Shining Pearl only)
  • Johto Slate: Raikou, Entei, Suicune (Brilliant Diamond only)
  • Soul Slate: Latios, Latias
  • Rainbow Slate: Ho-oh (Brilliant Diamond only)
  • Squall Slate: Lugia (Shining Pearl only)
  • Oceanic Slate: Kyogre
  • Tectonic Slate: Groudon
  • Stratospheric Slate: Rayquaza
  • Genome Slate: Mewtwo

Pokemon BDSP Route 224: Mysterious Shards

Pokemon BDSP Mysterious Shard L
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Mysterious Shards are found by digging in the Grand Underground. These are very easy to come across so it shouldn't take long to get what you need to catch all of the legendary Pokemon.

Pokemon BDSP Route 224 Location

Pokemon BDSP Victory Road Cave Entrance
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In addition to Ramanas Park, players will now be able to head to Route 224. Players can head there by going through the Victory Road cave. As you were heading to the Pokemon League you likely noticed a man blocking a cave entrance, he is now gone and you can now enter that part of the cave and continue on your journey to Route 224.

Pokemon BDSP Route 224 Pokemon List

Pokemon BDSP Torterra Poliwhirl
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Route 224 is home to a few Pokemon, but the best part is they are all typically over level 50. This makes it an excellent spot for training Pokemon so you can tackle the Gym Leader and Elite Four rematches as their Pokemon are a lot stronger the second time, there are also some trainers to battle too for further XP and money.

Here are all of the Pokemon that can be found at Route 224.

  • Floatzel
  • Gastrodon
  • Chatot
  • Roselia
  • Gloom
  • Weepinbell
  • Buizel
  • Beautifly
  • Shellos
  • Magikarp
  • Remoraid
  • Gyarados
  • Octillery
  • Luvdisc
  • Tentacruel
  • Pelipper
  • Natu
  • Duskill
  • Dusclops

Now you know everything there is to know about Route 224 in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, make sure you read up on how to win the Super Contest Show with our guide to Pokemon BDSP Poffins.


David Coulson
About the author
David Coulson
David is a freelance journalist at GGRecon. Beginning his gaming journey in 1993 SNES as an avid Super Mario World fan, his passion for games led him into journalism in 2019. When he's not cranking 90s in Pleasant Park, he can often be found playing the latest releases including Resident Evil, The Legend of Zelda, and Grand Theft Auto.
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