Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: How to find and catch Drifloon
To access the post-game material in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you must first find a Drifloon and complete your Pokédex. The ghost- and flying-type Pokémon only appear on certain days of the week, making them difficult to locate. When and where to find Drifloon is explained in our Drifloon guide.
WHERE CAN I FIND DRIFLOON?
Each game has one Drifloon, which functions similarly to a Legendary Pokémon. The Drifloon will appear east of Floaroma Town, outside of Valley Windworks. It’ll just stand there and chill. However, the Pokémon does not arrive until Friday, after you have defeated the Team Galactic members that attempted to corner off the wind plant.
To get the Drifloon to appear, navigate to System Settings > System > Date and Time on your Nintendo Switch console.
Remember that in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, there is only one Drifloon, so once you capture it, it will no longer appear on Fridays. If you run away from it or knock it out, it will reappear the following Friday until you catch it.
You must breed a Drifloon if you wish it to have different stats.