Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl players that are interested in obtaining Shiny Pokemon may want to consider using the Masuda method. Indeed, this technique considerably increases the likelihood of hatching a Shiny Pokemon, and it centers around breeding Pokemon that have different countries of origin. This makes foreign Dittos quite desirable, and this guide will detail how Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Shining Pearl fans can get their hands on them.

How to Get a Foreign Ditto in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The first step toward obtaining a foreign Ditto is to encounter all 151 Pokemon that are in the Sinnoh region Pokedex. While players will come across many of these Sinnoh region Pokemon through standard gameplay, there are a few that may require some extra attention. Pokemon BDSP’s Drifloon, for instance, can only be found on Fridays, and fans that have not yet caught one of these Ghost/Flying-type Pokemon will need to plan accordingly.


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After completing the Sinnoh region Pokedex, players should make their way to Professor Rowan’s lab in Sandgem Town in order to unlock the National Pokedex. Fans should then head over to Ramanas Park and talk to Professor Oak to obtain the PokeRadar. With these two pieces of technology earned, players should navigate to the grass in Route 218 and use their PokeRadars to catch a Ditto in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Fans are now ready to exchange their Dittos for a foreign one, and that is done by accessing a specific Global Room. Indeed, players are using a certain Link Code to trade Dittos across regions, and here are details on how to access it:

  • Press “Y”
  • Select “Global Room”
  • Select “Yes, with a Link Code”
  • Enter: 44484448

Upon entering this room, fans should initiate a trade with anyone else that is present and check the region of the Ditto that they have on offer. This is done simply by selecting that Ditto and then choosing “Check other Pokemon.” The Ditto’s region will now appear just to the right of its level, and Pokemon BDSP players can confirm the trade once they find a Pokemon that is suitable.

To note, fans that attempt to obtain foreign Dittos in this fashion may need to exercise some amount of patience, as one may not be available immediately upon entering the Global Room in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. That said, this is currently the best way to go about getting one of these desirable Pokemon, and players that are persistent should eventually be rewarded for their efforts.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are out now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

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