Players can obtain many exclusive pokemon through fossils, and if you plan to visit the underground, you will want to understand how to collect fossils and revive them.
How To Get Fossils in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Fossils can be brought to the Mining Museum and turned back into living Pokemon, two of these Pokemon are found during the game's main story, and will be listed below.
Location: Grand Underground
- Obtain the National Pokedex. (Without this, you will NOT be able to obtain all the fossils listed here.)
- Talk to the old man inside the house next to the Pokemon Center in Eterna City to obtain an Explorer Kit.
- Go outside the building and select the Kit from the Key Items section of your bag to be transported underground.
- Shiny dots will appear on your map; those are item locations, you will need to approach them and dig them up.
- Once digging for long enough, you will come across multiple fossils such as; Claw Fossil, Dome Fossil, Helix Fossil, Root Fossil and, Old Amber.
- With your fossils, go to Orebergh City.
- Go to the Mining Museum and speak to the man behind the counter and leave a fossil with him.
- Leave the building and then come back inside.
- After speaking to the man again, your fossil will now be revived into a Pokemon.
Note: It may take some time to find fossils due to their rarity.
List Of Fossil Pokemon
Below is a list of all the fossils that can be found and excavated in the Grand Underground. They can be taken to the Oreburgh Mining Museum to be revived into living Pokemon. You can revive multiple of the same kind of Fossil Pokemon- given you have the necessary fossil.
|Fossil||What It Does||Rarity||Requirement|
|Armor Fossil||Revives into Shieldon||(Rare)||(Pearl Only)|
|Skull Fossil||Revives into Cranidos||(Rare)||(Diamond Only)|
|Claw Fossil||Revives into Anorith||(Rare)||(After National Pokedex )|
|Dome Fossil||Revives into Kabuto||(Rare)||(After National Pokedex )|
|Helix Fossil||Revives into Omanyte||(Rare)||(After National Pokedex )|
|Old Amber||Revives into Aerodactyl||(Rare)||(After National Pokedex )|
|Root Fossil||Revives into Lileep||(Rare)||(After National Pokedex )|