How to Fix the Walking Pokémon Glitch in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How to Fix the Walking Pokémon Glitch in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Walking Pokémon have been a staple of the popular RPG series since the release of Pokémon Yellow. However, in the Nintendo Switch remakes of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, they can pose a serious threat to Trainers’ health. The walking Pokémon glitch traps users in potentially inaccessible areas, leaving those who are affected in desperate need of help.

How to Fix the Walking Pokémon glitch in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

How to Fix the Walking Pokémon Glitch in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Use these methods to fix the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Walking Pokémon glitch:

  • On the main menu screen, hold Up + X + B  to recover a saved backup
    • This resets the game to two save points, which may or may not work depending on what you did while stuck.
  • Warp to the Underground and catch a Ralt that knows Teleport.
    • The Ralt should be below Level 27 for the best possibility to know this move.
  • Press Y and enter the Union Room to trade for a Pokémon with Teleport capabilities.
    • To use this feature, players must have gone downstairs in a Pokémon Center.
  • Grind in the Underground to level up a Pokémon that can learn Fly or Teleport.
    • Dig will not help aboveground, but Teleport and Fly will.
    • Teleport should be the preference, as this glitch can happen before unlocking Fly.

How to Fix the Walking Pokémon glitch in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Redditor u/MiseDawg got stuck behind two NPCs in Veilstone after Skuntank, his walking Pokémon decided to push them into an inescapable space.

This thread mentions that they plan to contact Nintendo. That means, hopefully, it won’t take long for players to receive a fix in the form of a patch, update, or hotfix.

So it would probably be best to avoid assigning a walking Pokémon in Shining Pearl and Brilliant Diamond until then.

Well, that’s all we know about how you can fix the walking Pokémon glitch in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. We hope this guide helped you.

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