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In Pokémon’s history of strange capture and evolution methods, no species may be quite as infamous as Spiritomb. This collective of souls is one of Sinnoh’s most unique gets, and while it’s become a little simpler to acquire since then, the original is back with a vengeance in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.


Where to find Spiritomb in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl



This is the easy part – Spiritomb can only be found at the Hallowed Tower on Route 209. It’ll take some work to make it appear, though, starting with getting your hands on an Odd Keystone.


Where to find an Odd Keystone in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


You’ll be able to find two guaranteed Odd Keystones around Sinnoh. One will be on Route 208, while the other will be in Twinleaf Town on a small island only accessible with Surf.

Beyond those two, an indefinite amount can be found in the Grand Underground.


How to catch Spiritomb in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


  • First, you must place an Odd Keystone in the Hallowed Tower.
  • Then, head to the Grand Underground. There, you’ll need to talk to other trainers a total of 32 times. NPCs do not count – they must be trainers representing other players of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl.
    • You can talk to the same trainer again and again, though in the original Gen IV games you’d have to leave the Underground and come back or enter a Secret Base before talking again to make these repeat conversations count.
    • Part of why this was tricky on the DS was that the Underground only took local players into account. The Grand Underground on Switch will work via online play,  making this process easier.
  • Once you’ve met the required 32 player/conversation count, you can return to the Hallowed Tower and interact with the Odd Keystone. It will now be a Spiritomb that you can battle and catch!


Note that Spiritomb is not a one-time only encounter, either. If you repeat the entire process, including using another Odd Keystone, you can catch as many Spiritomb as you like.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.