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How to catch Spiritomb in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Spiritomb is one of the tougher Pokémon to catch in Sinnoh.
The Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl remakes are finally here and players can hop back into the region that’s so beloved by many fans. Sinnoh is home to varying landscapes, colourful characters, and, of course, a wide variety of Pokémon. These Pokémon are also caught in an array of different ways. 

Spiritomb is one prime example of this. The Ghost and Dark-type Pokémon isn’t a normal encounter in Sinnoh and that hasn’t changed with Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Players will need to complete a series of steps in order to encounter this powerful Pokémon. Those steps are listed below for players to see. 

Catching Spiritomb in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Spiritomb location pokemon
Spiritomb has few weaknesses in Pokémon. (Picture: GameFreak)

Like in the original Diamond and Pearl games, Spiritomb is found in the Hallow Tower after finding the Odd Keystone. However, what’s changed is how players go about finding the Odd Keystone. 

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you need to first beat the Eterna City Gym, headed by Gardenia. Once that’s done, you will have access to the Grand Underground via the Explorer’s Kit. You need to use the kit to dig underground and start digging in the hotspots along the walls until you find the Odd Keystone. This is purely by chance, so you might be there for some time. 

After you have the Odd Keystone in your possession, go to Hearthome City and then head to the southeast exit of the city. From here, you want to keep going along the route to Solaceon Town until you reach a small object in some sand. This object is called the Hallow Tower, which can perfectly fit the Odd Keystone. 

Pokemon Grand Underground
The Grand Underground plays a key role in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. (Picture: GameFreak)

Use the Odd Keystone on the tower and, after that, go back to the Grand Underground. You now need to talk to 32 different trainers in the underground. However, the remakes of the games now allow you to talk to various NPCs and not actual trainers. The only NPCs that are excluded from this are hikers. 

Once you’ve talked to 32 trainers, you can head back up and return to the Hallow Tower and interact with it. If you’ve done everything correctly, the tower will yell and Spiritomb will appear for a battle. It’s wise to save before interacting with the tower, as this is the only chance you’ll have to capture Spiritomb in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. 


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Featured image courtesy of Nintendo.