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All Rare Candy locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Published: 19/Nov/2021 14:24 Updated: 19/Nov/2021 14:26

by David Purcell


Tracking down Rare Candies in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl is a task for every trainer, allowing for an easy way to level up your Pokemon – without doing the hard work. Luckily for you, we have all of the Rare Candy locations in the Sinnoh Region in one place. 

The Sinnoh Region was first introduced to the community in 2006, bringing with it a new generation to catch on our way to completing the National Pokedex.

As you return to Sinnoh for the remakes, let’s run through every location on the map where you can find a Rare Candy in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, with or without your trusty Dowsing Machine.



A screenshot of Dawn with a Pokeball in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.
There are lots of Rare Candy locations scattered throughout Sinnoh in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

Rare Candy locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

The two tables below are split into two. The first section features Rare Candy locations that are easily obtained or visible out in the world. The second list of locations will require you to use a Dowsing Machine to find them.

Specific details on where to find each Rare Candy will be added as we locate them throughout our play session.

Rare Candy locations Where to find
Eterna City Speak to Professor Rowan’s assistant in Eterna City.
Mt. Coronet
Route 214 On the Route, you’ll see a body of water surrounded by a white fence. Surf on it and exit onto the ground to the North, and the Rare Candy will be on a small ledge there.
Route 218 Directly after entering Route 218, Surf on the water, following the rocks along to the East. Your prize will be on a very small, square-shaped section of land.
Route 224 After exiting the cave to reach Route 224, head North until you come to a large patch of grass. Head through the trees and Surf of the water and travel East – you’ll see the Rare Candy resting on some grass.
Route 225 Once on Route 225, head North under the first bridge. Cut down the tree just after on the right, and it’ll be just underneath the bridge there.
Route 230 Follow the road East on Route 230, Surf on the water, and continue East until you see a ledge with a set of stairs leading up to a patch of grass. Head up those, turn right, and you’ll see a small staircase heading down, with the Rare Candy just behind it.
Solaceon Ruins Head down the right set of stairs, followed by the left, right, and left set. Next, go up the left set, down the left set to the bottom of the room, and it’ll be waiting for you along with 3 other items.
Stark Mountain Inside Stark Mountain, head down the small set of stairs by pushing the grey rock down it. Head to the right, push the rocks and follow the path around. Continue up, down, up, and around the next few sets of stairs, breaking and moving rocks as you go. You’ll see the Rare Candy resting on a ledge.
Wayward Cave After entering the cave, break the rock that is blocking your way and head down the North path. Repeat these steps until you come to a route running left to right – break the rock, follow the path down until you see it tucked away at the end.
Victory Road

Descend through the cave until you come to a room full of bodies of water. Cross the first one and you’ll see an NPC with green hair standing on a ledge. Move around them, down the other side, and up the two sets of stairs where you’ll see two NPCs. Cross that body of water, head West, and up the stairs into the next room to claim the Rare Candy.

Dowsing Machine Rare Candy locations

The locations below all need a Dowsing Machine to be able to collect them in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. As we uncover these for ourselves, we’ll update you with more detailed instructions on how to find them.


  • Route 207
  • Route 210
  • Great Marsh
  • Route 212
  • Snowpoint City
  • Galactic Veilstone Building
  • Victory Road
  • Victory Road
  • Route 224
  • Route 225
  • Route 226
  • Route 228
An image of Jesse in Pokemon with a Dowsing Machine
A Dowsing Machine, or Item Finder as they used to be called, can be really handy.

What is a Dowsing Machine?

The Dowsing Machine is essentially an Item Finder, allowing you to easily locate some of the hidden Rare Candies in-game.

As you approach different things on the map, it’ll give you feedback about what is near. If something is spotted in the vicinity, it will be flagged by the Item Finder and ultimately take you closer to the prize – in this case, a Rare Candy.

How to get Dowsing Machine or Item Finder in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you’re wondering where to find the Dowsing Machine for yourself, simply follow these steps.

  1. Load up Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl.
  2. Head over to Mt. Coronet on the map.
  3. Defeat the second gym leader, to obtain the Underground Kit.
  4. Access the Bicycle Road and take another entrance into Mt. Coronet.
  5. Head South, and you’ll be stopped by Dawn or Lucas, who will ask you to pick one of their two hands. Soon after, they’ll add the Dowsing Machine to your Poketch app!

So, there you have it – all the Rare Candy locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl’s Sinnoh region.


For more guides and walkthroughs to help you on your journey throughout Sinnoh, check out these:

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