Trainers can catch the Hoenn starter trio in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. Here’s how to get Torchic, Combusken, and Blaziken in Pokemon BDSP, including evolutions and exact locations.
Treecko, Mudkip, and Torchic are the three mascots of Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald. They are popular with fans as the Game Boy Advance titles hold a lot of nostalgia for many players.
The Fire-type member of the trio can be obtained in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl and added to your team, alongside its evolutions Combusken and Blaziken.
How to catch Torchic in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
The Hoenn starter won’t be available until you’ve finished the main story by beating the Elite Four and the Sinnoh Champion. You also need to have obtained the National Dex. For how to do that, take a look at our guide.
Follow the below steps for the best way to catch Torchic:
- After getting your hands on the National Dex, head to the Grand Underground using your Explorer Kit.
- Go to Typhlo Cavern or a cave with a lava biome. These appear as red icons on your Underground map.
- Torchic is a rare spawn so if it doesn’t show up after entering the Hideaway, exit and re-enter the room until it appears.
- Run into it and battle and catch it. You have a higher chance of catching it fast if you use a Quick Ball.
How to get Combusken in Pokemon BDSP
There is only one method of getting Combusken in the Sinnoh remakes and that is to evolve Torchic – you cannot catch it.
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The Fire-type starter evolves at level 16, so either battle with it while it’s in your Party until then or use Rare Candy to trigger its transformation.
Evolving Blaziken in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
Like before, you can only get Blaziken by evolving as it doesn’t spawn anywhere in the game so if you were hoping to catch it, tough luck.
Combusken evolves at level 36 so do exactly what you did with Torchic: battle with it or use Rare Candy until you get the final evolution.
And there you have it! Now you should have caught and evolved Torchic into Combusken and Blaziken in BDSP.
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