Can you get Giratina in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl bring back the fourth generation of Pokémon with a remake for the Nintendo Switch. The games highlight two of these generations, the Legendary Pokémon, Dialga and Palkia, in promotional materials, but can players also find Pokémon Platinum's Legendary Pokémon, Giratina?

Players can catch Giratina in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. They will, however, need to complete the following tasks before they can fight and finally catch Giratina:



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  • Earn all eight gym badges
  • Defeat the Elite Four
  • Become Pokemon Champion
  • Complete the Sinnoh Pokédex
  • Unlock the National Pokédex by talking to Professor Oak in Sandgem Town
  • Travel to Spring Path—Turnback Cave

Giratina is hiding in Turnback Cave. Here you will need to find three pillars scattered randomly throughout the area. We recommend bringing repellents to keep random Pokemon from attacking you while you search for those pillars in the cave. Pillars appear randomly, so explore the area until you find three in a single search. Once you've seen and interacted with all three pillars, Giratina will appear in the next room.

Be sure to save the game before fighting Giratina, in case the encounter goes awry. Giratina spawns at level 70, so make sure your team is leveled enough and ready to fight this Ghost/Dragon type. Bring plenty of Dusk Balls and Ultra Balls for this fight, as Giratina will more than likely struggle to get out of more than a dozen.


For an excellent detailed walkthrough of how to track down this Legendary Pokemon, be sure to visit the video below from PDWinnall, as it helped us spot Giratina. Start watching about eight minutes.



For more on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, be sure to visit some of our other guides, like Where to find Heart Scales in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl here on Tipsforallgames.

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