Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP) are now available for the Nintendo Switch, and with their release comes a variety of interesting challenges and questions for players. While the games are fairly straight-forward, some of the new mechanics and fun aspects of them can be a bit tricky! If you are looking for the Dawn Stone in this set of games, we’ll show you how to get them so that you can evolve some Pokemon!
Dawn Stone Location in BDSP
To get a Dawn Stone in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (BDSP) you will either need to head to Mount Coronet or the Survival Area to find them as floor loot. You can also use the Pokemon Pachirisu, which can have the Pickup ability, and will occasionally steal them from other Pokemon.
The Dawn Stone can be used to evolve the Pokemon Kirlia to Gallade and Snorunt to Froslass.
One method that you can use to get a Dawn Stone is to catch a Pachirisu at the Valley Windworks area of the game. You will need one that has the Pickup ability, which does the following:
The Pokemon may pick up the item an opposing Pokemon used during a battle. It may pick up items outside of battle, too.
Once you get one, raise the Parchirisu’s level to 11 (required to get a chance at one of the evolution stones) and then fight trainers. Make sure to check the Pokemon after each battle to see if it has obtained an item. If it has one, make sure to remove it so it can grab another one in the next fight. Keep this up until you’ve got the Dawn Stone you are trying to get!
A couple of tips for this is that you can use a Budew that has the Worry Seed move on it when you encounter a Pachirisu to show what ability is on it. This way you don’t have to waste time catching a Pachirisu that doesn’t have Pickup.
If you really want to gather up some items, you should consider getting multiple Pachirisu and having them in your party so you have multiple chances to get what you want.
This method will also grab things like Shiny Stones and Dusk Stones, so you can evolve additional Pokemon if you want.
There are currently two known locations to get Dawn Stones in both games as floor loot. One of them can be obtained before completing the game, but you will need to be fairly far along to get it. The other is available in the post-game content.
One of the Dawn Stones will require you to head over to Oreburgh City, which is an early location you will visit in the game. However, you will need to have a bike, mach mode, and Surf to get it. This means you’ll need at least 5 badges, because Surf is pretty deep into the game.
From Oreburgh City, travel north to Route 207. Hop on your bike, if you aren’t already on it, and locate the mudslide area. Change your bike to mach mode, and travel up the mudslide. You will now head to the right and enter into the cave which takes you into Mount Coronet.
Once you’ve entered into the mountain, head south and then hang a right once you’ve reached the end of the water. go south up the stairs and towards the water. Use Surf to hop on a Pokemon and make your way all the way to the right. When you reach the end of the water, hop out and grab the item there, which will be the Dawn Stone!
If you’re into the post-game content of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, you also have access to a second Dawn Stone. This one is located in the Survival Area of the map.
Travel to the Survival Area and head to the left from the Pokemon Center and over to Route 225. You should see a mountains area in the tall grass with a rock wall. Use Rock Climb to climb up it, and you will see an item that you can collect, which is the second Dawn Stone.
If you got lost along the way in this guide, be sure to check out this video:
That’s everything you need to know about finding the Dawn Stone in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! If you want to learn more about the games, be sure to check out the Pokemon section of our website.