Legendary Pokémon abound in Pokémon: Shining Diamond and Shining Pearl. In addition to the cover stars Dialga and Palkia, there are Mewtwo, Mew, Jirachi and many other legendary Pokémon. We’ll tell you how you can catch them all.
Mew and Jirachi got a gift
Have you played Pokémon: Sword & Shield or Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee & Pikachu, you can get two legendary Pokémon very early in the game – Mew and Jirachi. All you need to do is save the games of the named games on your switch.
In Flori you have to look out for an elderly gentleman and an elderly lady who are standing together in the field of flowers at the bottom left. The man gives you a Jirachi if you have played sword or shield, the woman gives you a Mew if you have Let’s Go Eevee or Pikachu. Both mysterious Pokémon are on a very low level, but you can increase the level in the area quickly and easily.
Get Manaphy Egg and also catch Phions
Enter the so-called in Jubelstadt “City City TV”-Building and go to the 2nd floor. Talk to the producer with glasses here who asks you a question about your favorite TV show. Choose as an answer “EVERYONE HAPPY Wi-Fi CONNECTION” off and you activate the secret gift function. Alternatively, you complete the third order (Schleieide), and then secret gifts will also be unlocked in the menu.
If you bought Pokémon: Shining Diamond or Shining Pearl before February 21, 2022, you will receive a code by email that you can enter. Select “Secret gifts” and “Receive via the Internet”. Get the Manaphy Egg, from which the legendary Pokémon will soon hatch.
If you want to get a phione, you have to Hand in Manaphy together with a Ditto to the Pokémon Hort in Trostu. Wait a while and visit the after-school center again. You will receive an egg from which the mysterious Pokémon called Phione hatches.
When can you catch Dialga and Palkia?
Dialga is only available in Shining Diamond, Palkia is only available in Shining Pearl. You will automatically encounter both legendary Pokémon in the respective edition during the course of the game. When you have achieved the seventh order, you can climb the spear column, where you will meet either Dialga or Palkia. You reach the place via route 207 and the crater mountain. You also urgently need the VM Kraxler, otherwise you cannot reach the spear column.
Before you challenge the legendary Pokémon Dialga or Palkia, you should save beforehand in classic Pokémon fashion. If you accidentally defeat one of the creatures, you can simply end the game and try again.
This is how you catch Selfe, Tobutz and Vesprit
If you have grabbed Dialga or Palkia, you will soon automatically meet Selfe, Tobutz and Vesprit. Their locations have not changed compared to the original edition from 2007. Below we show you how or where you can catch the legendary Pokémon Selfe, Tobutz and Vesprit:
- Catch Selfe: Visit that Strength bank west of Blizzach. You can meet and catch Selfe here.
- Catch Tobutz: Visit that Bank of boldness south of Schleieide. You also encounter Tobutz in the classic way and can then catch it.
- Catch Vesprit: Goes to Truth Shore northwest of Zweiblattdorf. Vesprit will flee and hang around in Sinnoh from now on. How you can catch Vesprit, you will learn below.
You will encounter the legendary Pokémon Vesprit at a random location in the tall grass. In order to increase your chance of an encounter, you should get the “Landkarte” app for the Pokétch. You can get them from the President of the Pokétch Society in Jubelstadt.
The app shows you the location of Vesprit. If you fly there, however, it will change its position again immediately. It is advisable to travel back and forth between two routes for it to appear. You should also have a Pokémon with you that can use the “Horror Eye” attack. This prevents your Vesprit from escaping again immediately after one round.
Hamanasu Park: Mewtwo, Rayquaza, legendary birds, as well as beasts and more
You unlock Hamanasu Park after completing the Pokémon League and receiving the National Dex. Here you can find a lot of legendary Pokémon that you know from previous generations. However, many mysterious Pokémon are exclusive to Radiant Diamond, while others are found in Glowing Pearl. In the following we will show you which Pokémon can be found in which chambers:
Legendary Pokémon exclusively in Radiant Diamond
- Executive Chamber: Raikou, Duck and Suicune
- Rainbow Chamber: Ho-Oh
Legendary Pokémon exclusively in Luminous Pearl
- Kanto Chamber: Arctos, Zapdos, and Moltres
- Storm chamber: Lugia
Legendary Pokémon in both editions
- Genkammer: His death
- Sea chamber: Kyogre
- Continental Chamber: Groudon
- Chamber of feeling: Latias and Latios
- Instruction Chamber: Regirock, Regice und Registeel
- Chamber of Heaven: Rayquaza
Only when you have received the Nationaldex and have caught Regirock, Regice and Registeel can you find Regigigas. Put all three legendary golems in your team and then go to the Blizzach Temple in Blizzach – here you will meet Regigigas.
The following videos from PIMPNITE on YouTube will help you find the legendary Pokémon.
You can also only catch the mysterious Giratina if you have the Nationaldex. Make your way to the Cave of Reversal, located east of Route 214. Watch out for the increasing levels of wild Pokémon in the maze, because then you are on the right path to Giratina.
Catch the heatran
You can certainly imagine it: You first need the Nationaldex for Heatran, too. Then go to Kahlberg, where you will meet Avenaro. The trainer will join you and help out with fights. Have you reached the end of your path in Kahlberg, you will find an item that Avenaro snaps under the nail.
Return to the Survival Area and speak to Avenaro again. You follow him to the Kahlberg and there, where you found the item before, you will now meet a Heatran.
With the national dex in his luggage you go to Fleetburg and talk to the sick person with nightmares. The journey takes you by ship to Crescent Island, where you meet Cresselia for the first time. Similar to Vesprit, Cresselia is also a wandering Pokémon. Bring at least one Pokémon that is the attack „Horrorblick“ can be used so that it does not escape immediately the next time it meets. Once again, the Pokétch’s “map” app will help you find the legendary Pokémon.
Darkrai and Shaymin are already included in the code of the game, you cannot catch them at the moment (as of November 25, 2021). Presumably, both mysterious Pokémon will be released as part of a special event.