How do Honey Trees in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl work

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

There are always a lot of hidden secrets in Pokémon games. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are very much the same as previous games. Being Switch remakes, all the classic stuff is there, but players might not remember it all. One of many hidden elements of the gameplay is Honey Trees in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These special trees can be a source of rare encounters, so players tend to farm them. Here’s what you need to know about these golden trees.

How do Honey Trees work

The basic premise is that you apply this honey to trees found around the game world, and then come back a short while later. You will then find a Pokémon encounter waiting for you at the tree. You just need a unit of Honey in your inventory, then you need to interact with the golden tree to apply it.

You’ll first receive Honey in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl after rescuing the old man NPC by defeating two Galactic Grunts in Floaroma Meadow. There are also a few Honey Trees there you can immediately cover in honey. Come back in a few hours to see if you got anything.

The species of Pokémon found via Honey Trees in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will depend on the time in which you apply the honey. The level, IVs and other elements are determined when the encounter spawns, not when you cover the tree. And since that’s the case, resetting the game won’t change which Pokémon is encountered. You need to return after no more than 24 hours. And no, the Honey Tree’s timer cannot be tricked using the date skip method.

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Where are the Honey Trees

There are 21 Honey Trees throughout the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. And it’s very likely that most of them have been replicated in the Switch version. Here are all the locations you can find these golden beauties:

  • Route 205 south
  • Route 205 north
  • Route 206
  • Route 207
  • Route 208
  • Route 209
  • Route 210 south
  • Route 210 north
  • Route 211 east
  • Route 212 north
  • Route 212 south
  • Route 213
  • Route 214
  • Route 215
  • Route 218
  • Route 221
  • Route 222
  • Valley Windworks
  • Eterna Forest
  • Fuego Ironworks
  • Floaroma Meadow

There are plenty of other things to learn about this new remake. You might want to learn a bit about Affection bonuses. There have also been some new additions to character customization that you need to know about.

You should also stop over and grab the Explorer’s Kit as well. Now that you have unlocked more of the game go out and have fun. And if you want to trade and battle, you can do that too. You don’t need the NSO Expansion Pack to access online in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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