The Poke Radar is available in Pokemon BDSP, though how to get and use the Poke Radar takes some work. Firstly, you need to complete the game itself. When you do get it, you will have a better chance of finding rare shiny Pokemon. You can also chain together encounters and find Pokemon with hidden abilities. Read on as we discuss how to get and use the Poke Radar in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
How to Get Poke Radar – Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
You will only get the Poke Radar if you have seen every Pokemon in the Sinnoh Region Pokedex. Once complete, head over to Pal Park. Speak with Professor Rowan and he will give you the Poke Radar.
Luckily, this does not mean you have to catch every Pokemon to get the Poke Radar in BDSP. Viewing them is enough, either in battles or through other methods. By this point in the game, you will have encountered most of them through your journey. There are only a few that may elude you.
Palkia and Dialga are the rarest, and you will need to see them. After you have beaten the Elite Four, go to Celestic Town. Behind the entrance to the ruins is a house, and a grandma will be in there. Speak to her and she will show you a picture of the Pokemon that belongs in the opposite BDSP game to yours.
You then need to go to Professor Rowan’s lab at Sandgem Town. Professor Oak will gift you the National Pokedex. After this, visit the Professor again at Ramanas Park and get the radar. You can view our guide on the National Pokedex here.
How to use Poke Radar in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
You can access the Poke Radar through your quick tool menu in BDSP. When in operation, look for glowing or sparkling areas in the grass. This signifies a shiny Pokemon is close by. You can also use it for building chain encounters and unlocking Pokemon with hidden abilities.