Ramanas Park, Slates, Mysterious Shards, and Legendary Pokémon guide: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pear
After completing the National Pokédex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Ramanas Park will be unlocked, letting you to catch Legendary Pokémon that would otherwise be unavailable in the Sinnoh area. Our Ramanas Park guide will show you how to obtain Mysterious Shards and slates, as well as battle Legendary Pokémon.
HOW TO GET INTO RAMANAS PARK
To gain access to Ramanas Park, which is located south of Sandgem Town, you must first defeat the Pokémon League and finish your Sinnoh Pokédex. (You don’t have to capture them all to finish the Sinnoh Pokédex. You really must see them all.) Return to Sandgem Town and speak with Professor Rowan to receive a wonderful surprise visit from Professor Oak. Oak will mention Ramanas Park and recommend that you go there.
HOW DOES RAMANAS PARK WORK?
Ramanas Park contains multiple caves, each dedicated to a different Legendary Pokémon (or collection of Legendary Pokémon). To summon these Legendary Pokémon, you’ll need to gather special slates. When you summon them, you will be sent to a location where you can fight and catch a level 70 version of the Pokémon.
SLATES, MYSTERIOUS SHARDS, AND LEGENDARY POKÉMON
Slates can be obtained by trading Mysterious Shards at a shop in Ramanas Park. Three small Mysterious Shards or one large Mysterious Shard can be exchanged for one slate.
These are the slates:
Discovery Slate: Regice, Regirock, Registeel
Kanto Slate: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres (Shining Pearl only)
Johto Slate: Raikou, Entei, Suicune (Brilliant Diamond only)
Soul Slate: Latios, Latias
Rainbow Slate: Ho-oh (Brilliant Diamond only)
Squall Slate: Lugia (Shining Pearl only)
Oceanic Slate: Kyogre
Tectonic Slate: Groudon
Stratospheric Slate: Rayquaza
Genome Slate: Mewtwo
The Discovery Slate will be the only one available for purchase at first. More slates will become available for purchase when you catch Legendary Pokémon. If you’re missing a slate, simply keep purchasing and capturing the ones that are accessible to you.
There’s also the Distortion State, which grants access to Origin Forme Giratina in some way. We haven’t yet received this Slate, so we can’t confirm any details, but we’ll update this guide as soon as we can.
WHERE CAN I FIND MYSTERIOUS SHARDS?
Mysterious Shards can be extracted from walls in the Grand Underground, just as other rocks and jewels. They are rather uncommon and exist in two sizes: little and giant.
HOW TO CATCH LEGENDARY POKÉMON
When you find the Legendary Pokémon, the greatest thing you can do is reduce its health as much as possible and put it to sleep. In general, this is the best approach for catching Pokémon.
You should have a Pokémon with a sleep-inducing move, such as Sleep Powder or Hypnosis, ready to catch Legendary Pokémon. (We utilised Gardevoir in conjunction with Hypnosis.) You should also load up on Quick Balls, Ultra Balls, and Timer Balls, as the latter two will most likely be used up quickly. False Swipe, TM54, can be taught to an eligible Pokémon.
Follow these methods to properly capture Legendary Pokémon:
Save before you encounter the Pokémon, just in case.
Engage the Pokémon in battle.
Throw a Quick Ball right away.
If that fails, put the Pokémon to sleep.
Lower the Pokémon’s health as low as possible. You can use the move False Swipe to leave it at 1 HP.
Keep putting it back to sleep if it wakes up.
Chuck Ultra Balls at it until you catch it. If the battle goes on for longer than 10 turns, use Timer Balls instead.