How to catch Eevee and Porygon in the Pokemon Mansion in BDSP

Steven Rondina • November 27, 17:07

The Pokemon Mansion in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl contains some of the rarest and most sought-after Pokemon in the game, including Eevee and Porygon.

The area is predominantly filled with cute Pokemon, but that doesn’t mean it’s full of weaklings. Here are the Pokemon that can be caught in the Pokemon Mansion’s Trophy Garden:

  1. Clefairy
  2. Jigglypuff
  3. Meowth
  4. Chansey
  5. Eevee
  6. Porygon
  7. Cleffa
  8. Igglybuff
  9. Marill
  10. Azurill
  11. Plusle
  12. Minun
  13. Castform
  14. Bonsly
  15. Mime Jr.
  16. Happiny

In addition to containing some of the rare baby Pokemon that can’t be found in other areas, the Pokemon Mansion’s Trophy Garden has Eevee and Porygon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. This is critical as Porygon 2 is one of the deadliest Pokemon in all of BDSP, and there are multiple Eeveelutions that are worthwhile additions to any casual or competitive team.

Here’s how to get to the Pokemon Mansion, and what you should prioritize once you reach it.

How to reach Pokemon Mansion’s Trophy Garden in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

The Pokemon Mansion and its Trophy Garden are found in a gated-off area along Route 212.

Finding the Pokemon mansion isn’t hard, and it is easily identifiable upon entering Route 212. Immediately after entering the area, the corner of a large brick wall can be seen on the right half of the screen. Head south, hug along the wall, and round the corner to find the entry to the Pokemon Mansion. Head into the building and through the door directly opposite the entrance to the building to access the Trophy Garden.

Where is Route 212?

Route 212 is directly south of Hearthome City. 

The layout of Hearthome City is somewhat awkward, with the southern path out of the city tucked into the southwestern corner of the city right next to the western path. It’s not hard to get to in any way, but it’s in a strange spot given how cities in Pokemon games are normally laid out.

How to catch Porygon and Eevee in Pokemon BDSP

Eevee, Porygon, Bonsly, and several other Pokemon can be caught in the Pokemon Mansion Trophy Garden after obtaining the National Pokedex.

Players receive the National Pokedex after seeing every Pokemon in the Sinnoh Pokedex and then speaking with Professor Rowan. This opens up a number of different features across the Sinnoh region, including the ability to access new Pokemon in the Trophy Garden in the mansion.

The Trophy Garden works the same as it did in the original Diamond and Pearl, and wasn’t changed in the jump to BDSP. It normally features Pikachu, Pichu, and a variety of common Pokemon. However, once players have the National Pokedex, they can speak with the Pokemon Mansion’s owner, Mr. Backlot, which will change the available Pokemon in the Trophy Garden.

Mr. Backlot can be found on the right side of the building in his office. Mr. Backlot will tell players stories about encountering rare Pokemon, at which point the Pokemon he discusses will begin appearing in the Trophy Garden. The rare Pokemon will appear for the next two days, and players have the ability to have two rare Pokemon appearing in the Trophy Garden at a time.

Eevee and Porygon are the two best Pokemon to seek out from the Trophy Garden, with Eevee in particular being a fan favorite that has a variety of valuable evolutions to round out teams. The Pokemon Mansion in BDSP is the only way to get these Pokemon until Pokemon Home is patched. This isn’t going to come until 2022.

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