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How to Make Money Fast in "Pokémon Brilliant Diamond" and "Shining Pearl"

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Money is very important in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You primarily earn money by defeating other Pokémon trainers and defeating gym leaders in battles throughout the Sinnoh region. Players can also sell valuable items or things they don't want at Poké Marts. Vitamins such as calcium and protein cost 9,800 dollars at the Veilstone department store. Indispensable TMs like Ice Beam, Flamethrower, and Thunderbolt are also quite expensive!

The Amulet Coin and the Vs Seeker are two items that are necessary if you desire to make money fast in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Those items won't be available at the start of the game. You'll have to progress through the story and earn a few gym badges first.

This article will explain a great strategy to make half a million dollars per hour by utilizing the Amulet Coin and Vs Seeker. You'll be able to do this both before and after the post-game.

Dawn with the iconic Pikachu

Dawn with the iconic Pikachu

How to Obtain Seeker in "Brilliant Diamond" and "Shining Pearl"

The Vs Seeker allows you to challenge Pokémon trainers that you've already defeated in battle. It's a good tool to use to earn additional money and experience points. Trainers will have higher level Pokémon in the post-game.

You must defeat Team Galactic in Eterna City first. Once you have the bicycle, travel south along Route 206. You'll encounter trainers who will battle you on the Cycling Road.

Dawn or Lucas will meet you on Route 207. Which character appears will depend on which gender you chose in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl. Professor Rowan's assistant will speak to you briefly and give you the Vs Seeker along with the Dowsing Machine.


Where to Find the Amulet Coin

The Amulet Coin is in Hearthome City, specifically inside one of the caves at Amity Square where you can walk your Pokémon. Only certain Pokémon are eligible for walking in Amity Square. All of the Sinnoh starters are eligible. Pikachu, the Eevee evolutions, and a few others are also eligible.

Go to the right or east side of Amity Square. On top of the plateaus will be two caves. The one on the left has the Amulet Coin. It doubles your prize money if the Pokémon holding it participates in the battle.

Note that you'll be able to have Pokémon follow you throughout the Sinnoh region after visiting Amity Square. They won't be able to follow you in certain areas like lakes or caves, though.

Amulet Coin location

Amulet Coin location

The Veilstone department store

The Veilstone department store

Make Money Fast in "Brilliant Diamond" and "Shining Pearl"

Make sure to defeat the gym leader at Veilstone City. Otherwise, you will not have access to the path that's south of Hearthome City. The Veilstone City gym is full of Fighting types. Use Flying or Psychic moves. Maylene uses Lucario as her last Pokémon, and it's one tough customer. Lucario is resistant to Normal, Grass, Rock, Bug, Ice, Steel, Dark, and Dragon-type. It's weak to Ground, Fighting, and Fire types.

Once you've obtained the third badge, use the south exit of Hearthome City. Route 212 has police that will challenge you to battle if you're playing during the night. They won't do anything if the time is dawn, afternoon, or dusk.

Locate the elderly Pokémon trainers that are below the cops on Route 212. Defeat both of them in battle. Gentleman Jeremy uses a Chatot and Madam Reina uses a Roselia.

Use the Counter App and start riding your bicycle in circles until you move over 100 steps. Activate the Vs Seeker and one of the trainers should get an exclamation mark above their head that indicates they are ready to battle again. Defeat them with a Pokemon that has the Amulet Coin.

Both Gentleman Jeremy and Madam Reina give you over 8,000 dollars for defeating them every single time. Just keep challenging them with the Vs Seeker to become rich! Use super effective moves on their Pokemon and turn off battle animations to make this strategy go faster.

After completing the main story in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl, their Pokémon will be a higher level, but you'll receive over 16,000 dollars when using the Amulet Coin!


Using Pachirisu to Find Rare Items to Sell or Use

Pachirisu has a special ability called Pickup in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. There's always a chance that a Pachirisu will be carrying a rare item after a battle. You might obtain a rare item like a Rare Candy, PP Up, Nugget, Shiny Stone, and much more! Capture multiple Pachirisu and place them in your party when battling those trainers on Route 212.

Pachirisu can be found in the Valley Windworks, next to Route 205. They will be in the patch of grass next to the windmills. They only have a 25% change of appearing, but using a Pikachu with Static ability will attract them.

Using the Amulet Coin, Vs Seeker, and multiple Pachirsu will make it much easier to obtain rare items and a lot of money in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Alternatively, a Meowth with Payday could net you more money, but it will make Pokémon battles more time-consuming.


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