List of in-game event Pokémon (Diamond and Pearl)

For a similar list from Pokémon Platinum, see List of in-game event Pokémon (Platinum). For a similar list from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, see List of in-game event Pokémon (Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl).

This is a list of Pokémon obtainable from events found in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. These specific instances of Pokémon can only be obtained once per game; however, some may also be obtained in other ways as well. In addition, some Pokémon, such as Drifloon, regenerate and can be encountered on a weekly basis.

List of Pokémon

Starters

These Pokémon are found in Professor Rowan's suitcase.

Turtwig

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  TURTWIG / Dex No. 387 Lake Verity Normal Tackle
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. Water Withdraw
  Grass Unknown - -- --
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Overgrow
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Chimchar

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  CHIMCHAR / Dex No. 390 Lake Verity Normal Scratch
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. Normal Leer
  Fire Unknown - -- --
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Blaze
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Piplup

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  PIPLUP / Dex No. 393 Lake Verity Normal Pound
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. Normal Growl
  Water Unknown - -- --
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Torrent
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Eevee

This Pokémon is obtained from Bebe in Hearthome City after obtaining the National Pokédex.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  EEVEE / Dex No. 133 Hearthome City Normal Tackle
Lv.5 Type Met at Lv. 5. Normal Tail Whip
  Normal Unknown - Normal Helping Hand
Item - -- --
  None - Ability Adaptability or Run Away
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Drifloon

This Pokémon can be found at the Valley Windworks every Friday after Mars is defeated for the first time.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  DRIFLOON / Dex No. 425 Valley Windworks Flying Gust
Lv.22 Type Met at Lv. 22. Normal Focus Energy
  Ghost Flying - Dark Payback
Item - Normal Stockpile
  None - Ability Aftermath or Unburden
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Happiny

A Hiker NPC in Hearthome City will give the player a Happiny Egg.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  HAPPINY Dex No. 440 Traveling Man Normal Pound
Lv.1 Type Egg received. Normal Charm
  Normal Unknown (Date hatched) -- --
Item (Place hatched) -- --
  None Egg hatched. Ability Natural Cure or Serene Grace
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Spiritomb

This Pokémon can be found at the Hallowed Tower after placing the Odd Keystone and speaking to people in The Underground 32 times.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  SPIRITOMB / Dex No. 442 Route 209 Dark Faint Attack
Lv.25 Type Met at Lv. 25. Psychic Hypnosis
  Ghost Dark - Psychic Dream Eater
Item - Ghost Ominous Wind
  None - Ability Pressure
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Riolu

Riley will give the player a Riolu Egg after making it through Iron Island.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  RIOLU / Dex No. 447 Riley Normal Quick Attack
Lv.1 Type Egg received. Normal Foresight
  Fighting Unknown (Date hatched) Normal Endure
Item (Place hatched) -- --
  None Egg hatched. Ability Inner Focus or Steadfast
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Rotom

This Rotom appears in the Old Chateau at night after the player obtains the National Pokédex.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  ROTOM Dex No. 479 Old Chateau Electric ThunderShock
Lv.15 Type Met at Lv. 15. Ghost Confuse Ray
  Electric Ghost - Normal Uproar
Item - Normal Double Team
  None - Ability Levitate
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Lake guardians

Uxie

Uxie appears in Lake Acuity after Team Galactic is defeated and the player faces Dialga or Palkia.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  UXIE Dex No. 480 Acuity Cavern Psychic Confusion
Lv.50 Type Met at Lv. 50. Normal Yawn
  Psychic Unknown - Psychic Future Sight
Item - Psychic Amnesia
  None - Ability Levitate
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Mesprit

Mesprit appears in Lake Verity after Team Galactic is defeated and the player faces Dialga or Palkia. After the player talks to Mesprit, it will roam Sinnoh.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  MESPRIT Dex No. 481 (Place caught) Psychic Confusion
Lv.50 Type Met at Lv. 50. Normal Lucky Chant
  Psychic Unknown - Psychic Future Sight
Item - Normal Charm
  None - Ability Levitate
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
This is a roaming Pokémon. The location it was caught in may differ.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Azelf

Azelf appears in Lake Valor after Team Galactic is defeated and the player faces Dialga or Palkia.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  AZELF Dex No. 482 Valor Cavern Psychic Confusion
Lv.50 Type Met at Lv. 50. Normal Uproar
  Psychic Unknown - Psychic Future Sight
Item - Dark Nasty Plot
  None - Ability Levitate
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Dialga

The player can face Dialga at the Spear Pillar after Cyrus is defeated in Diamond.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  DIALGA Dex No. 483 Spear Pillar Steel Metal Claw
Lv.47 Type Met at Lv. 47. Rock AncientPower
  Steel Dragon - Dragon Dragon Claw
Item - Dragon Roar of Time
  None - Ability Pressure
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Palkia

The player can face Palkia at the Spear Pillar after Cyrus is defeated in Pearl.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  PALKIA Dex No. 484 Spear Pillar Water Water Pulse
Lv.47 Type Met at Lv. 47. Rock AncientPower
  Water Dragon - Dragon Dragon Claw
Item - Dragon Spacial Rend
  None - Ability Pressure
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Heatran

After Buck returns the Magma Stone, Heatran can be encountered at Stark Mountain.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  HEATRAN / Dex No. 485 Stark Mountain Normal Scary Face
Lv.70 Type Met at Lv. 70. Fire Lava Plume
  Fire Steel - Fire Fire Spin
Item - Steel Iron Head
  None - Ability Flash Fire
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Regigigas

If the player has a Regirock, Regice, and Registeel in their party, Regigigas can be faced at the Snowpoint Temple. The Temple is inaccessible until the player obtains the National Pokédex.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  REGIGIGAS Dex No. 486 Snowpoint Temple Ghost Confuse Ray
Lv.70 Type Met at Lv. 70. Normal Stomp
  Normal Unknown - Fighting Superpower
Item - Psychic Zen Headbutt
  None - Ability Slow Start
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Giratina

After obtaining the National Pokédex, Giratina can be found in the last room of Turnback Cave.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  GIRATINA Dex No. 487 Turnback Cave Ghost Shadow Force
Lv.70 Type Met at Lv. 70. Psychic Heal Block
  Ghost Dragon - Ground Earth Power
Item - Normal Slash
  None - Ability Pressure
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Cresselia

After obtaining the National Pokédex, a sailor in Canalave City will ask the player to obtain a Lunar Wing to heal his son. The player can travel to Fullmoon Island, where a Cresselia will be waiting. After talking to Cresselia, it will roam Sinnoh and leave a Lunar Wing behind.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  CRESSELIA Dex No. 488 (Place caught) Ice Mist
Lv.50 Type Met at Lv. 50. Ice Aurora Beam
  Psychic Unknown - Psychic Future Sight
Item - Normal Slash
  None - Ability Levitate
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
This is a roaming Pokémon. The location it was caught in may differ.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Darkrai

If the player has a Member Card, Darkrai can be faced at Newmoon Island. The Member Card has not been released for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but this Darkrai is also obtainable through glitches.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  DARKRAI Dex No. 491 Newmoon Island Normal Quick Attack
Lv.40 Type Met at Lv. 40. Psychic Hypnosis
  Dark Unknown - Dark Pursuit
Item - Ghost Nightmare
  None - Ability Bad Dreams
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Shaymin

If the player has Oak's Letter, Shaymin can be faced at Flower Paradise. Oak's Letter has not been released for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, but this Shaymin is still obtainable through glitches.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  SHAYMIN Dex No. 492 Flower Paradise Normal Defense Curl
Lv.30 Type Met at Lv. 30. Grass Magical Leaf
  Grass Unknown - Grass Leech Seed
Item - Grass Synthesis
  Lum Berry - Ability Natural Cure
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

Arceus

If the player has an Azure Flute, Arceus can be faced at the Hall of Origin in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. This item has never been released, but this Arceus is still obtainable through glitches, and can even be obtained an indefinite number of times.

Pokémon Info Trainer Memo Pokémon Skills
  ARCEUS Dex No. 493 Hall of Origin Normal Refresh
Lv.80 Type Met at Lv. 80. Psychic Future Sight
  Normal Unknown - Normal Recover
Item - Normal Hyper Beam
  None - Ability Multitype
Its Poké Ball depends on the one used to catch it.
Can be obtained in: D P Pt HG SS Activation: In-game Event
Can be obtained in: R S E FR LG Activation: In-game Event

See also


Event distributions
Generation I: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation II: JapaneseEuropean language
Generation III: JapaneseEnglishGermanSpanishFrenchItalian
Generation IV: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Trading (GTS)
Generation V: Japanese (local | Wi-Fi) • English (local | Wi-Fi) • German (local | Wi-Fi)
Spanish (local | Wi-Fi) • French (local | Wi-Fi) • Italian (local | Wi-Fi) • Korean (local | Wi-Fi)
Global Link promotions
Generation VI: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
LocalTrading
Generation VII: 3DS: Japanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • American region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
PAL region (Nintendo Network | serial code) • Korean region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Taiwanese region (Nintendo Network | serial code)
Local
Switch: Serial code
Generation VIII: InternetSerial code
Specific events: Gather More Pokémon! Campaign
PCNY (Gen II | Gen III) • Trade and Battle DayJourney Across AmericaParty of the Decade
Special Pokémon from games
In-game: Gen IGen II • Gen III (RSFRLGEOrre) • Gen IV (DP ​• Pt ​• HGSS) • Gen V (BWB2W2)
Gen VI (XYORAS) • Gen VII (SMUSUMPE) • Gen VIII (SwShBDSPLA)
Gift PokémonWild Pokémon (Roaming Pokémon) • In-game trades (Hayley's trades)
Game-based: Gen IGen IIGen IIIGen IVGen VIGen VIIGen VIII
Other: Undistributed
Non-Pokémon event distributions
Gen IIIGen IVGen VGen VIGen VII (Game-based) • Gen VIII
Global Link
Other lists
Notable ID numbers (Gens I-IIIII onward) • Wonder Cards (Gen VGen VIGen VII) • Serial code prefixes