The centerpiece of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s post-game is Ramanas Park. The newly-created area gives players access to a number of Pokemon that wouldn’t normally be available, including a wide variety of legendaries from past generations. There are a lot of different Pokemon to get excited about, but not everyone has access to each such Pokemon.
Here’s how to reach Ramanas Park, how to unlock the new legendaries to catch, and which legendaries are available for players of both Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Ramanas Park is a new area in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl that allows the player to catch a number of legendaries from generations one through three.
Ramanas Park works on a currency of Mysterious Shards, which can be found from mining in the Grand Underground. Players can trade three small Mysterious Shards or one large Mysterious Shard for a slate item at the reception desk in the Ramanas Park lobby. These slates can then be used within the park and are effectively traded for encounters with specific legendaries.
The full list of Pokemon that can be encountered in Ramanas Park is as follows:
Each of these Pokemon can be encountered as a shiny, but players only have a one in 4,096 chance of a shiny encounter. Players can save next to the Pokemon they’d like a shiny of, engage it in battle, see if it’s shiny, then reset and try again if it’s not. But players may have to save and reload thousands of times to see results.
Worth noting is that each of these Pokemon will have their hidden ability where applicable. This is very good news for Pokemon such as Moltres and Zapdos, but not great news for others. Regardless, Ability Patches from Pokemon Sword and Shield returned in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, so players do have the ability to get rid of abilities if they so desire.
Ramanas Park is located at the end of Route 221, south of Sandgem Town.
Players can technically reach Ramanas Park immediately after obtaining the HM for Surf, but do not have access to anything of interest until after becoming champion. A pair of construction workers block off the entrance until the player has defeated Cynthia and obtained the National Pokedex.
Cynthia is battled after defeating the Elite Four, and the National Pokedex is obtained from Professor Rowan after seeing all 150 Pokemon that are native to the Sinnoh region. Once both of these goals are accomplished, the construction workers move aside, allowing the player to enter Ramanas Park.
In Pokemon BDSP, Regirock, Registeel, and Regice are encountered in Ramanas Park using Discovery Slates.
The Ruby and Sapphire trio are the first legendary Pokemon that can be had from Ramanas Park. Players need to get three Discovery Slates from the front desk, then enter the Discovery Room that can be found immediately after entering the park.
Using the Discovery Slate summons one of the three titans at random. Players will need three discovery slates in order to catch all three legendaries. If one wants to guarantee getting a specific one of the legendaries with one slate, they can save before using the slate, then reload until they get the desired Pokemon.
Entei, Raikou, Suicune, and Ho-oh are available to Pokemon Brilliant Diamond players by using Johto Slates and the Rainbow Slate. Pokemon Shining Pearl players cannot catch Entei, Raikou, Suicune or Ho-oh at this time, but may be able to at a later date through events.
After capturing or defeating Regice, Regirock, and Registeel, Johto Slates will be available for purchase in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond at the Ramanas Park front desk. As with the titan trio, players use a slate to encounter each one at random, but only have the ability to capture one within each save.
After dealing with all three, players then have the ability to purchase a Rainbow Slate from the front desk. This gives access to Ho-oh, who players can then catch.
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia are available in Ramanas Park in Pokemon Shining Pearl, but cannot be caught in Brilliant Diamond at this time.
After capturing the Ruby and Sapphire Regi trio, players have access to Kanto Slates at the front desk. These Kanto Slates offer access to the legendary birds in the same way the Discovery Slates offered access to the titans.
After capturing the three legendary birds, players have access to the Squall Slate. This lets players encounter Lugia in Ramanas Park, giving them the chance to capture the Silver cover Pokemon.
Latios and Latias can be caught from Ramanas Park using Soul Slates.
After dealing with Regice, Regirock, and Registeel, players have the option to pick up Soul Slates alongside the Kanto and Johto Slates. These offer the ability to get Latios and Latias.
Latios and Latias are powerful psychic-dragon Pokemon that took on greater significance in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire as rideable Pokemon. Sword and Shield players only had access to one of these Pokemon, but BDSP players are lucky enough to have access to both.
After battling both Latios and Latias, a Soul Dew item will drop in front of the player. This is a strong held item that can boost the firepower of these Pokemon.
Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza can be caught in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl in Ramanas Park after catching two other trios.
After catching the second-generation legendary, players have the ability to catch the cover Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald by obtaining an Oceanic Slate, Tectonic Slate, and Stratospheric Slate. The Oceanic Slate allows players to summon Kyogre, the Tectonic Slate allows players to get Groudon, and the Stratospheric Slate is used to catch Rayquaza.
Players can get Mewtwo in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl by using the Genome Slate in Ramanas Park.
The Genome Slate can be obtained after dealing with Regirock, Registeel, and Regice, the Kanto or Johto trio, and Latios and Latias. It is purchased from the Ramanas Park front desk and can then be used in the Genome Room.
Insert the Genome Slate into the pedestal and players can then battle Mewtwo. As with any other battle, players can capture Mewtwo by whittling down its health and hitting it with Pokeballs. It’s particularly difficult to capture however, so make sure to come well-stocked with Timer Balls and Dusk Balls.