Evolution stones are essential items in every Pokémon game. To achieve a Pokémon’s final evolutionary stage, a trainer may sometimes need an evolution stone, such as a Shiny Stone.
Shiny Stones entered the Pokémon mainline games in Generation IV, namely with Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. And as these games are making a comeback in Switch, players are again, exploring the familiar region of Sinnoh searching for this rare item.
If you are one of those looking for a Shiny Stone in BDSP (Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl), read on! This article will serve as a guide for you.
How to Get Shiny Stone in BDSP
A Shiny Stone is described in games as follows:
“A peculiar stone that can make certain species of Pokémon evolve. It shines with a dazzling light.”
Just like other evolution stones, a Shiny Stone can make a specific Pokémon evolve. This stone can only be used once, so think twice before giving it to a compatible Pokémon.
In Pokémon BDSP, there are only three places where you can obtain a Shiny Stone. These are the Iron Island, Spacious Cave, and Route 228.
Shiny Stone BDSP: Every Shiny Stone Location
Here are some detailed instructions to locate each Shiny Stone in all three locations in Sinnoh:
Go to Canalave City and look for a dock where a sailor offers a free ride to Iron Island. Once on the island, go inside the nearby cave.
Inside the cave, you have to follow these specific directions that will lead you to the whereabouts of a Shiny Stone:
- Upon entering the cave, head over to the right path downstairs.
- Continue following the right path until you reach an elevator. Ride the elevator to get to the cave’s lower level.
- Choose the left stairs, and you will arrive in a large room. Keep following the right path, and you will be challenged to a couple of dual-trainer battles. At the end of the path, you will have to ride another elevator.
- Go left and to see a third elevator. This time, it will take you up. The first and only Pokéball that you’ll find in this area is a Shiny Stone.
The Spacious Cave is situated in the Grand Underground. To access the Grand Underground, you will need the Explorer Kit from the Underground Man in Eterna City.
Luckily, the Spacious Cave is reachable in all access locations in the game. Meaning, you don’t have to be on a specific city or route when using the Explorer Kit.
A Shiny Stone can be acquired in a Spacious Cave in the Grand Underground’s Northeastern Zone.
The third and last Shiny Stone is available postgame, right after beating the Elite Four.
From the Pokémon Center in the Resort Area, go north to reach Route 229, all the way to Route 228. Once on Route 228, you will be welcomed by a vicious sandstorm.
Keep going northward and skip the first slope and head over to the second one. Use the proper gear of your bicycle to climb the slope.
Make your way right through the narrow bridge and you’ll find an item Pokéball containing a Shiny Stone.
Shiny Stone Effect
Shiny Stones can evolve two species of Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These are Togetic and Roselia.
Togetic, with the help of a shiny stone, can turn into a Togekiss, a Jubilee Fairy/Flying Pokémon with decent base stats in Sp. Atk and Sp. Def.
The Grass-Poison-type Roselia can also use the shiny stone and become a Roserade. A Roserade can have either of the abilities Natural Cure and Poison Point, which are useful in battles.
Cynthia, the Sinnoh League champion had a well-trained Togekiss and Roserade in her team. She even used them against Ash in the semifinals of the anime’s World Coronation Series, highlighting the promising potential of these Pokémon.
It is worth noting that in other Pokémon games, shiny stones are applicable to Floette and Minccino as well.
There you have it. Follow all the instructions in this article, and you can score three shiny stones in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
Since Shiny Stones are not easy to find, be sure that you have already made up your mind before using them on your Togetic or Roselia. If you want to go competitive with these Pokémon, study their abilities, stats, and movesets first and see if you can use them effectively.