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Everybody loves the starter Pokemon! They’re adorable, iconic, and turn very strong in their final evolutions! So it’s no wonder you’re here, looking for answers on where you can find all 12 of them in the Pokemon BDSP games.

If you want to find out how to get all 12 starter Pokemon without trading in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, simply read on below!

Where to Find all 12 Starter Pokemon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The method to finding all the starter Pokemon from Generation 1-4 is pretty straightforward. You first need to make sure you’ve taken on the Elite Four and beaten the Champion.

You then need to acquire the National Dex from Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town, which he gives you after you’ve seen all 150 Pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex.

Once you’ve gotten all of these preliminary requirements out of the way, here is where you’ll find all of the 12 starter Pokemon: the Grand Underground.

The 12 starter Pokemon from Generation 1-4 can all be found within Hideaways in the Grand Underground, once you have obtained the National Dex. The starters from each particular type — Grass, Fire, and Water — are all found in Hideaways which have environments vaguely similar to their typings:

  • Bulbasaur, Chikorita, Treecko, and Turtwig: Found in Grassland Cave, Riverbank Cave, Still-Water Cavern, and Sunlit Cavern.
  • Charmander, Cyndaquil, Torchic, and Chimchar: Found in Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, and Sandsear Cave.
  • Squirtle, Totodile, Mudkip, and Piplup: Found in Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, and Still-Water Cavern.

And that is how to get all 12 starter Pokemon without trading in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! What other Pokemon are you looking to catch? Let us know in the comments below!

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