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Yeah, get that Roselia!

Back in the old days of Generation 3, Budew didn’t even exist! Roselia was a single-stage Pokemon that received a lot of love. Then lo-and-behold, in Generation 4, it received an evolution AND a pre-evolution!

There are a lot of people that will come across a Budew in their time playing Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and will probably wonder how to evolve the damn thing. If you too want to learn how Budew is able to evolve in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, simply read on ahead!

Where to Find Budew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Budew can be found and captured in a variety of ways. They are as follows:

  • Routes 202 and 212 in the wild
  • Great Marsh
  • Eterna forest
  • Great Underground: Grass Cave, Sunlit Cavern, Grass Water Cave, sand Cave, and Still-Water Cave
  • Breeding Roselia or Roserade holding a Luck Incense
  • Trading

Tip: If you’re planning on catching a wild Budew, try and use a Luxury Ball to catch it. You’ll learn why below.

How to Evolve Budew in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Now that we have established the methods of catching a Budew, here’s how you evolve a Budew into Roselia: level up a Budew with high friendship during the daytime. Yup, that’s it.

Keep in mind that if Budew is caught in a Luxury Ball, it will speed up the process of getting friendlier. Below, we’re going to talk about the methods to increase Budew’s friendship:

  • Win battles with Budew.
  • Don’t let Budew faint.
  • Keep Budew in your party.
  • Have Budew participate in contests.
  • Have Budew hold a Soothe Bell.

As you employ the methods above, keep a track of your Budew’s friendship level through the Friendship Checker app on your Poketch. If Budew shows two hearts in the app, that means the next time you level up your Budew during the day, you should see it evolving into a Roselia!

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