How to get a free Shaymin in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How to get a free Shaymin.

With all the news surrounding Pokémon Legends: Arceus and generation nine, it's nice to see that Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are still getting some love. Players who are looking to get Shaymin and complete their Pokédex are in luck. You can now get Shaymin for free just by following the steps below.

To get Shaymin, you will need to use the Mystery Gift feature in your game to get Oak's Letter. Once you get the letter, head to Route 224 to meet the Professor himself. Soon after, an event will occur where Shaymin will emerge and you can battle it to add it to your team.

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Shaymin is a Grass-type Pokémon, so Flying, Bug, Fire, Poison, and Ice types will be effective at bringing its health down. It's not yet known whether Shaymin is Shiny Locked or not, but given that the other legendaries aren't, you should be able to reset for a chance at a Shiny Shaymin.

Be sure to make a save before you go to meet Professor Oak just in case things go a bit awry while you're fighting Shaymin.

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