There are plenty of Trainers out there that want to capture all 493 Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and that’s what our guides are designed to do. The Old Chateau is a great location to catch Ghost-types, as well as Rotom. So if you’re looking for some more Pokédex entries, going here isn’t a bad idea. Here’s what you need to do to get there.
How to get to the Old Chateau in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
To get to the building, you will need to have a monster with Cut on your team. To get Cut, you must defeat Gardenia at her gym in Eterna City, and then approach the building above the PokéCenter. Head towards the blue building and you will see several trees there. A stranger will stop you and hand you the HM to store on your Pokétch. From then, you just need to approach a tree and use Cut, you don’t have to have it on your team either.
You’ll find the Old Chateau in Eterna Forest, right outside Eterna City. Head through the Route 205 exit in the city, and then follow the path into the forest. Once you’re there, continue along the path until you find two small trees ahead. Use Cut to break down both trees and you will find the Old Chateau in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl up ahead.
If you’re chasing more evolutions, there’s plenty more. Budew and Kadabra can both be evolved in similar ways for this game. but if you don’t want to waste time with that, there’s a duplication exploit floating around. Evolution items are a big part of the game now, in this modern era of Pokémon. There are tons of evolution stones and other items you need to hunt for, like the Reaper Cloth. There are both stat-boosting and evolution items you might want. The Splash Plate is useful for Water-favoring Trainers. You could also be hunting for the Electrizer, which is useful for getting Electabuzz.