Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Honey Tree Locations, Wait Time & Pokémon

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A Pokémon Trainer and their Empoleon standing in front of a honey tree on Route 212 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Honey trees are yet another way of attracting and catching new Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These trees will attract Pokémon that cannot be found elsewhere besides Pokémon Hideaways or Trainer battles, so they're certainly worth the wait time.

In this guide, we show the locations of all honey trees, where to get honey, the amount of time you must wait and the Pokémon you can catch.

Read More: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How To Get Gabite and Garchomp

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How To Use Honey Trees - Buying Honey & Wait Time Explained

A Pokémon Trainer and their Empoleon standing by the honey retailer in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, where players can purchase more honey.
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The honey tree method of catching new Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will be unlocked after a showdown with Team Galactic. To gain access to the Valley Windworks building beside Floarama Town, you'll need to find the Works Key, which is conveniently located in Floarama Meadow. Once acquired, and you've dealt with Team Galactic, you'll be able to go about using honey trees to catch Pokémon.

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This method can only be used on 21 specific trees around Sinnoh, which stand out due to their unique placements and colour. Approach the trees, press 'A', and then slather them in honey to attract Pokémon. It will, however, take six hours for any Pokémon to arrive. Once they're around, you'll have 24 hours to catch them before needing to repeat the process.

In case you were wondering, you also can't conveniently jump time and make this process go by any faster. The internal clock on your Nintendo Switch sadly does not affect the process whatsoever, so, you'll need to set yourself a reminder or timer and find something else to do in the meantime. For example, maybe roam around the Grand Underground or Amity Square for a while?

If you're low on honey and need some more, you can return to the man in the entrance of Floarama Meadow (accessible from the back-left corner of Floarama Town) and speak with him. One jar of honey costs $100, while a bundle of ten costs $1000. You're also likely to encounter honey as you travel around Sinnoh, too!

Honey Tree Locations

The map in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl with the locations of all honey trees across Sinnoh shown.
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All the locations of honey trees in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are shown on the map above. You can view their locations on your own map by pressing '+' with it open. You can then use 'R' and 'L' to navigate between berries, unused honey trees, trees that have been slathered with honey already, and trees that have attracted Pokémon.

What Pokémon Do Honey Trees Attract

Munchlax's entry in the National Pokédex in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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All the honey trees in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl typically attract the same Pokémon, besides four of them, which have a chance of attracting rare Pokémon. These trees vary from player to player, however, but should you stumble upon them, you'll be able to get your hands on a Munchlax in the wild.

Below, we have listed all the Pokémon that honey trees can attract and their type:

  • Aipom - Normal
  • Heracross - Bug, Fighting
  • Wurmple - Bug
  • Combee - Bug, Flying
  • Cherubi - Grass
  • Silcoon - Bug
  • Cascoon - Bug
  • Burmy - Bug
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  • Munchlax - Normal

That's all you need to know about using honey trees to catch Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. While waiting around for Wurmple to come and visit, check out Super Contest Shows, or try your hand at multiplying your Pokémon with our guide to catching Ditto and to breeding.