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How to Get To Celestic Town in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Let’s get you to Celestic Town from the very beginning of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!

Celestic Town is a small but charming place right in the middle of the Sinnoh Region’s map.

Getting to this town, in particular, takes some time. Although, it is pretty easy when you have a set path!

In this guide, we will set the most express route to Celestic Town from the very beginning of the game.

With this in mind, you are free to explore each town as much as you want and talk to every NPC you encounter.

Celestic Town Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

Best Route to Get To Celestic Town in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The quickest route to get to Celestic Town is following these steps.

1. Get to Sandgem Town

Getting to Sandgem Town is relatively simple; just follow these instructions:

  • Complete the early tutorial section on Twinleaf Town. Here you will get your starter Pokemon.
  • Get through Route 201.

2. Get to Jubilife City

You will require some minor backtracking to get to Jubilife City. Here’s the simplest way to get there:

  • Get your Pokedex at Sandgem Town. Dawn/Lucas, Professor Rowan’s assitant, escorts you to the lab right after you enter town. There, you will get the Pokedex.
  • Backtrack to Twinleaf City and talk with the main character’s mom. You will receive your Guidebook.
  • Here, you will also receive a Parcel for your rival from his mom.
  • Go back to Sandgem Town.
  • Travel through Route 202. Here you can battle four trainers and catch Bidoof, Shinx, and Starly.

After completing these steps, you should be at Jubilife City.

Celestic Town Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Jubilife City

3. Get to Oreburgh City

You will have to complete some events before heading towards Oreburgh City.

  • Deliver the Parcel to your rival at the Trainers’ School. After this, your rival hands you the Town Map.
  • Get the Poketch by talking to the owner of Poketch Company in the center of the city. You will need to complete an event that requires you to talk with three clowns.
  • After completing this event, return to the the owner of the company and get the Poketch.
  • Heal your Pokemon and head east towards Route 203.
  • Right after entering Route 203, you will battle your rival.
  • Defeat your rival, go back to the Pokemon Center to heal your Pokemon and continue traveling through Route 203. Here you can battle some trainers before reaching Oreburgh Gate.
  • Optional: You can try catching an Abra on Route 203.
  • Enter Oreburgh Gate and receive Rock Smash TM98 from the hiker at the entrance.
  • Head east, battle the two trainers in the way and exit Oreburgh Gate.

You should now be in Oreburgh City.

4. Obtain the Coal Badge

Before getting the badge, you will need to complete a series of steps in Oreburgh City.

  • Right when you enter the city, you will meet your rival at the entrance of the gym. Here you learn that Roark, the Gym Leader, has left for the time being.
  • Head south and get to Oreburgh Mine.
  • Go south in the mines, defeat two trainers in the way and talk to Roark. After you talk to him, he will return to the gym.
  • Go to the Pokemon Center, heal your party and head to the gym.
  • Challenge Roark and defeat him to get the Coal Badge.

Now, you should be able to use Rock Smash outside battle.

Oreburgh City Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

5. Get to Floaroma Town

To get to Floaroma Town, you will need to backtrack west.

  • Backtrack west all the way to Jubilife City.
  • Optional: As you are heading west, you can now access a new area of the Oreburgh Gate by using Rock Smash. Here you can find Flash and battle trainers.
  • Once in Jubilife City, head to the Pokemon Center, as you will soon face a battle.
  • Once your Pokemon are in prime condition, head north. Here you will find Professor Rowan and Dawn/Lucas and fight two Galactic Grunts.
  • After defeating them, heal your Pokemon and head north to Route 204.
  • Travel north up Route 204, defeat the trainers in your path and go into the Ravaged Path.
  • Use Rock Smash and head to the right to get out of the Ravaged Path. You should now on the northern part of Route 204.
  • Continue heading north defeating the trainers in your path until you get to Floaroma Town.

Voila! You are now in Floaroma Town, one town closer to Celestic Town in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

6. Head to Eterna City

Floaroma Town is a small area with no gym. Just make sure you get some berries and plant some in the soft soil areas around as well.

Now, follow these steps to get to Eterna City.

  • Head east and travel through Route 205. You will arrive to Valley Windworks.
  • Defeat the Galactic Grunt in front of the Valley Windworks building. After defeating the grunt, he will lock himself inside the building. Backtrack all the way back to Floaroma Town.
  • Once in Floaroma Town, head north, you will find an open area in the upper left zone. This area was guarded by Galactic Grunts before.
  • After entering the area, you will now be in Floaroma Meadows. Defeat the Galactic Grunts in the area. Once defeated, the Galactic Grunts will drop the Works Key.
  • Head back to Valley Windworks and use the key to unlock the door.
  • Defeat all the Galactic Grunts and Commander Mars inside the building. Once defeated, Drifloons will visit the area once again. Here is how to catch a Driflooon in Pokemon BDSP in case you want one.
  • Head back to Route 205 and move to the north. If necessarry, visit the Pokemon Center in Floaroma Town before heading north.
  • Eventually, you will reach Eterna Forest. Pro Tip: Right before heding into Eterna Forest, there is a small cabin where you can rest and heal your Pokemon.
  • At Eterna Forest you will meet Cheryl, she will be your company as you traverse the forest.
  • Move through the main path of the forest with Cheryl, defeating all the trainers there in double battles. Eventually you will reach the exit.
  • Once of out of the Eterna Forest, continue heading east.

After following this road, you should find yourself at Eterna City, one step closer to Celestic Town in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Cheryl Eterna Forest Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

7. Reach Hearthome City

From Eterna City, the next destination is Hearthome City.

  • First things firts, you will need to defeat Gym Leader Gardenia in Eterna City to obtain the Forest Badge. Go back to the Pokemon Center and heal your party.
  • As you explore the city, you will meet Cynthia, a fellow trainer that will give you the TM Cut. Since you already bested Gardenia, you will be able to use Cut outside battle.
  • If you want to explore the Grand Underground, you can do so here! Just follow our guide on how to get to The Grand Underground in Pokemon BDSP and you will be there in no time.
  • Right from where you meet Cynthia, you will see the Team Galactic Eterna Building. You will now be able to use Cut and enter this building.
  • Defeat all the Galactic Grunts and the Galactic Team Commander Jupiter. After achieving this, you will save the Cycle Shop owner and his Clefairy.
  • Head to the Cycle Shop just above the Poke Mart. Talk to the shop owner, he will gift you a Bicycle.
  • Now that you have a Bicycle, travel south in direction to Route 206. As you leave Eterna City, you will find Professor’s Rowan assistant, Dawn/Lucas’ father, he will give you a Rare Candy.
  • Continue traveling south through Route 206 defeating all the trainers in your way.
  • Once you reach Route 207, you will find Lucas/Dawn, who will give you the Vs. Seeker.
  • From Route 207 travel east defeating all the trainers on your way, until you reach Mt. Coronet.
  • Exit Mt. Coronet through the east exit.
  • You should now be on Route 208. Continue traveling east defeating some trainers on your way until you reach Hearthome City.

Now, you are in Hearthome City and one step closer to Celestic Town in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

8. Get to Solaceon Town

Getting to Solaceon Town requires you to complete the following events:

  • Go to the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon. You will soon face a rival battle.
  • Head to the Pokemon Contest Hall, there you will meet Fantina the gym leader of Hearthome City. She will tell you to get stronger to face her.
  • Optional: You can go participate in Super Contests at the Contest Hall.
  • Now, head to Amity Square in the norther part of the city. After you are done exploring, head southeast towards Route 209.
  • Here, you will face a battle with your rival.
  • Once you defeat your rival, heal your Pokemon at the Pokemon Center and exit Hearthome City through its southeast exit towards Route 209.
  • Recommended: As you travel through Route 209 make sure you explore the Lost Tower, there you can get Strength (TM96) which would be quite useful in the future. If you need further assistance, here is our guide on how to find Strength in Pokemon BDSP.
  • Travel north in Route 209 until you reach Solaceon Town.

Solaceon Town is a small place with no Pokemon Gym. Your next stop now would be Veilstone City.

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Solaceon Town Fantina Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

9. Reach Veilstone City

Your next stop now would be Veilstone City. To get there, follow these instructions:

  • Travel north from Solaceon Town toward Route 210.
  • Continue north on Route 210 defeating all the trainers on your way until you reach the Cafe Cabin. Here, you will also see a bunch of Psyduck blocking a path.
  • From the Cafe Cabin, head east and travel through Route 215 besting all the trainers on your path.

At this point, you should be in Veilstone City.

10. Get to Pastoria City

Pastoria City is the last stop before arriving at Celestic Town in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! To reach it, follow these steps:

  • Challange Gym Leader Maylene at the Veilstone City Gym.
  • After you defeat her and get the Cobble Badge, Dawn/Lucas will find you outside the gym. You will need to help Dawn/Lucas get back their Pokedex from Team Galactic.
  • Head to the Pokemon Center to heal your party. Then go to the Galactic Warehouse behind the Department Store.
  • Talk to Dawn/Lucas and defeat the Galactic Grunts. Once defeated you will recover the Pokedex.
  • Pro-Tip: Enter the Galactic Warehouse and collect TM94 Fly. After you get the Cobble Badge you will be able to use this move outside battle. This will help a lot if you need to travel to cities you have previously visited.
  • Leave Veilstone City and travel south along Route 214 until you reach Valor Lakefront.
  • Continue traveling south through Valor Lakefront until you reach Route 213.
  • From Route 213, head east until you reach Pastoria City.

This would be your last stop before reaching Celestic Town in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Maylene Veilstone Gym Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

11. Get the Secret Medicine

Now that you are in Pastoria City, there are just a few more steps before reaching Celestic Town!

  • Defeat gym leader Wake in Pastoria City.
  • Heal you Pokemon, then head to the area around the Pastoria Great Marsh Observatory Gate next to the Pokemon Center.
  • Recommended: Go inside the Great Marsh Observatory and pay for the Safari Game. Once you are already in the Great Marsh, talk to the trainer with green hair right close to the entrance. He will give you Defog TM97, this is almost necessary to get to Celestic Town.
  • In the area around the Pastoria Great Marsh Observatory Gate you will see a Galactic Grunt, speak to him and as he rans away follow him.
  • Just as you are following him towards the northeast exit of Pastoria City, your rival will appear and challange you to a battle.
  • After defeating your rival keep, following the Galactic Team Grunt, he will take you through Route 213, then through Valor Lakefront.
  • After following him for a while, he will battle you. Defeat him and continue heading north.
  • Here, you will find Cynthia once again, she will give you the Secret Medicine to help you disperse the Psyduck blocking the path on Route 210.

This is the last step before heading traveling to Celestic Town.

Cynthia Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl

12. Reach Celestic Town in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

  • Backtrack all the way to Pastoria City.
  • From there, leave the city throught the southwest exit and travel all the way to the west on Route 212.
  • Optional: Explore the Pokemon Mansion on Route 212.
  • Once you reach corner of Route 212, travel up north until you reach Hearthome City.
  • Leave Hearthome City through the souteast exit towards Route 209.
  • Travel through Route 209 until you reach Solaceon Town. Here, go to the Pokemon Center and heal your party.
  • Exit Solaceon Town through its northern path towards Route 210.
  • Continue traveling north in Route 210 until you reach the Psyduck blockade and use the Secret Medicine on them.
  • After the Psyduck disperse, continue heading north on Route 210. You will reach a point where heavy fog will make it extremely hard to continue forward. When this happens, use Defog to dissipate the fog.
  • Continue traveling north and then west through Route 210, defeating all the trainers in your way.

Congratulations! You should now be in Celestic Town in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!

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