Pokemon used to live such easy lives. Being popular was merely a matter of math — with 151 species total, each of them had a good shot at sticking around in people's minds until plush dolls and bedsheets memorialized them forever. But as the number of species increased, the smooth hill a Pokemon once climbed to attain stardom transformed into a jagged mountain.
As of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Game Freak and Nintendo are frighteningly close to reaching 1,000 different kinds of critters. Fewer Pokemon than ever can hope to stand out in a crowd. Enter Eevee. Swalot? Maractus? Alolamola? Eevee laughs at the fallen.
Thanks to a plethora of potential evolutions and timelessly cute design, Eevee remains so popular that fans are lining up to learn how to catch one in Pokemon BDSP. This foxy celebrity is a rarity in Sinnoh, but have no fear — follow our guide to make an Eevee appear.
How To Get Eevee In Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl
There are two ways to get an Eevee in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. The first guarantees you one, but the second can gradually net you several. (Or hundreds, if you're one of those people whose dream is to fill every box with Eevees.)
The most important thing to note here is that both ways require you to have become the Sinnoh League Champion and obtained the National Dex. Unless you've traded with another player, you won't be bringing Eevee along during the events of the main game.
Becoming the Sinnoh League Champion is a fancier way of saying you've beaten the game and the credits have rolled. Pokemon games tend to have a long post-game tail, so for some of the more hardcore fans, this is essentially the end of a prolonged prologue.
As for the National Dex, you'll receive this from Professor Rowanonce you've seen all 150 Pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex. This is actually easier done than you may expect — 148 of them can be found fairly easily if you battle every opponent and spend a little time in the grass and caves along the way.
The 149th is the box legendary your version of the game includes toward the climax of the main quest; to view the other legendary, simply visit Cynthia's grandmother in Celestic Town after you've become the champion.
Method One: Get Eevee From Bebe
If you're already Sinnoh League Champion and the National Dex is yours, convincing Bebe to hand you an Eevee is as easy as pie. Just fly to Hearthome City and enter Bebe's house. The scatterbrained computer technician will briefly forget who you are before coming to her senses and rewarding you for all your hard work.
Bebe's gift is level five, so raising this Eevee is going to take some time. The good news is that it's generally wisest to evolve Eevee as soon as possible so that it its evolution doesn't miss out on special moves.
Method 2: Catch Eevee In The Trophy Garden
If the prospect of unlimited Eevees appeals to you, you're going to want to visit the Trophy Garden at the Pokemon Mansion. You probably passed the Pokemon Mansion at some point during your journey across the region, but if you need a refresher, head south down Route 212 from Hearthome City and you can't miss the place.
Find a gentleman named Mr. Backlot, who will inform you of a particular Pokemon he's spotted in his Trophy Garden. The Pokemon he mentions changes daily and Eevee is only one of many candidates. This can take a while.
Even after Mr. Backlot says he's seen an Eevee, the adorably elusive animal has a mere five percent chance of spawning per battle. Patience will serve you well.
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