How to get Yanma & Yanmega in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

David Purcell
yanma and yanmega pokemon pearl diamond

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl players may be wondering how to get Yanma and Yanmega in-game. Luckily for them, all of the locations and instructions you need are on this page. 

The Sinnoh region is one of the most popular in the franchise’s history and with the Gen 4 remakes, that’s been made possible on Nintendo Switch.

While Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have been described as “faithful” remakes by their own developers, not everything is the same. Some locations will vary, and while methods have largely been untouched, there’s no guarantee even returning players will remember some of these specific evolution methods.

So, let’s take a look at how to get both Yanma and Yanmega crossed off your Pokedex.

Where to find Yanma in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Spawn location

Yanma doesn’t spawn in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl until you unlock the National Pokedex. Here’s how to do that.

Once the National Pokedex has been unlocked, Yanma starts to spawn at the Great Marsh over in Pastoria City. To earn an encounter with the Pokemon, you can use the walking method and use binoculars.

Pokemon great marsh binoculars
You can use binoculars at the Great Marsh to spot Pokemon from a distance. Hopefully, you will see a Yanma appear.

How to evolve Yanma to Yanmega

Yanma evolved into Yanmega in a really different way to most Pokemon. To trigger the evolution process, you need to level up Yanma to at least level 33, learn the move Ancient Power, and then level it up again.

Using a Rare Candy item is probably the easiest way to do this. For all Rare Candy locations, click here.

More Pokemon BDSP guides can be found below:

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