Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl feature numerous different Pokémon to choose from, but few are as dependable and form a deeper bond than your starter. This is your first Pokémon and typically one that stays with you through your entire journey. Players may not know that your starter can learn an ultimate move.

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, these moves are Hydro Cannon for Piplup, Blast Burn for Chimchar, and Frenzy Plant for Turtwig. There are a few requirements you will need to meet before they can learn these ultimate moves. Here is how to learn the ultimate moves in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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  • Go to Route 228.
  • Defeat the Elite Four.
  • Unlock the National Pokédex from Professor Rowan.
  • Have your starter in your party.
  • Your starter must be its third evolution and have max friendship.

With all of these requirements complete, head to Route 228 and seek out the lone cabin in the sandstorm. Here you will find the old man who will teach your starter Pokémon one of the ultimate moves.

These are powerful moves that correspond to your starter’s main type. While these moves are strong, they do leave your Pokémon recharging on the next turn, so use it wisely in battle.

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