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Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Fossils Guide

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

  1. Obtain the National Pokedex. (Without this, you will NOT be able to obtain all the fossils listed here.)
  2. Talk to the old man inside the house next to the Pokemon Center in Eterna City to obtain an Explorer Kit.
  3. Go outside the building and select the Kit from the Key Items section of your bag to be transported underground.
  4. Shiny dots will appear on your map; those are item locations, you will need to approach them and dig them up.
  5. Once digging for long enough, you will come across multiple fossils such as; Claw Fossil, Dome Fossil, Helix Fossil, Root Fossil and, Old Amber.
  6. With your fossils, go to Orebergh City.
  7. Go to the Mining Museum and speak to the man behind the counter and leave a fossil with him.
  8. Leave the building and then come back inside.
  9. 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 )
TIER Pokemon Type Total HP ATK SP.ATK DEF SP.DEF SPD
B
515 80 105 60 65 75 130
C
495 70 60 115 125 70 55
C
495 60 115 65 105 70 80
C
495 86 81 81 97 107 43
C
495 75 125 70 100 80 45
C
495 97 165 65 60 50 58
C
495 60 52 47 168 138 30
E
355 35 40 90 100 55 35
E
355 30 80 55 90 45 55
E
355 66 41 61 77 87 23
E
355 45 95 40 50 50 75
E
350 67 125 30 40 30 58
E
350 30 42 42 118 88 30
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