All Rare Candy locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Pokemon Brilliant Diamong & Shining Pearl logos, with images of Rare Candy on a blurred background of gameplayThe Pokemon Company / ILCA

If you’re looking for an easy way to level up your team in Pokemon BDSP, using Rare Candy is a great option, however, finding their locations can be tricky. Here’s everything you need to know about Rare Candy locations in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. 

The release of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl allowed fans to return to the beloved Sinnoh region, and as you adventure throughout it in the remakes, you’ll want to keep an eye out for Rare Candy in order to level up your team quickly when needed.

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Specific Rare Candy locations however can be overwhelming to locate, but don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the level-boosting treat. Here’s our list of all Rare Candy locations on the map in Pokemon BDSP.


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

Rare Candy locations in Pokemon BDSP

The lists below are split into two, with the first section featuring BDSP 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.

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Rare Candy locations Where to find in BDSP
Eterna City Speak to Professor Rowan’s assistant in Eterna City.
Galactic HQ Enter  Galactic HQ. Use the first yellow warp point you see. You will then be taken to a room with 2 beds. Take the stairs above it. Then, take the middle warp point. The Rare Candy will be hidden within the leftmost box found in the next room.
Mt. Coronet, 1F Enter the mountain through the east Route 211 entrance. Then, head north and use Strength on the boulder in the way. Three breakable rocks that need Rock Smash should be to the left. Break those rocks and the path they block leads to a Rare Candy.
Mt. Coronet, B2F Use Strength on the boulder above and go down the stairs. Then, go to very top of the next room. The Rare Candy is hidden will be in a rock.
Mt. Coronet, Outdoors Fly to Oreburgh City and enter Mount Coronet from Route 207. On your way to the Spear Pillar, you will need to go through an outdoor snowy area. The Rare Candy will be hidden in a rock.
Mt. Coronet Cave From the same outdoor snowy area above, you should see a cave located on the lowest cliff. A Rare Candy will be hidden in a rock there.
Route 207 First go to Oreburgh City and ride your bike up the mudslide. To your right, enter the small opening. The Rare Candy is buried in the ground on one of the higher cliffs.
Route 212  First fly to Pastoria City and exit left. Walk into the marsh which is above the 212 sign. The Rare Candy will be buried somewhere in the leftmost part of the marsh.
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.
Valor Lakefront

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

All the Rare Candy below need a Dowsing Machine to be able to collect them in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

  • Route 207
  • Route 10
  • Great Marsh
  • Route 212
  • Snowpoint City
  • Galactic Veilstone Building
  • Route 224
  • Route 225
  • Route 226
  • Route 228
  • Route 230
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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.

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To use the machine, simply approach an invisible item on the map and it’ll give you feedback about what is near. When 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.

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How to get a Dowsing Machine in Pokemon BDSP

If you’re wondering where to find the Dowsing Machine for yourself in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, 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 — those are all the Rare Candy locations in Pokemon BDSP.

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

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