Dragon Scale Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The Dragon Scale in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl or BDSP is an evolution item that you need in order to evolve Seadra into Kingdra. You do that by giving the Seadra the Dragon Scale and that trading it. That’s all well and good, but the problem is that it’s a very rare item, and it’s difficult to obtain. To help you out, we’ll explain the whole process in our Dragon Scale Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl guide.

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Dragon Scale Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

How to Get Dragon Scale Pokemon BDSP

To get a Dragon Scale in Pokemon BDSP or Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, you’re going to have to capture a Pokemon that has the item on it. That, or use the Thief move to steal it instead. First off, though, you’ll have to unlock the National Dex, aka beat the Elite Four and see all 150 Sinnoh Pokemon, then go back to Rowan’s lab. After that, you’re on the hunt for either a Horsea, Seadra, Dratini, or Dragonair. When it comes to Dratini, we wrote a whole guide about it, which you can check out on this link. As for Horsea and Seadra, which are a bit easier to hunt down, we’re gonna cover that right now.

In order to find Horsea or Seadra to get the Dragon Scale in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl or BDSP, head east from the Survival Area and onto Route 226. Use Rock Climb to get up, then go right and climb down to the platform below. Go right to the next climbable area and go up, then right again, then down once more. From there, keep going right and through the grass. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself at the edge of the water. All that’s left to do is fish for a Horsea or Seadra (ideally with a Good Rod or better) until you encounter one with the Dragon Scale. Remember, you can either capture them or use the Thief move if any of your Pokemon have it.

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