Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: How To Get a Bike

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A Pokémon Trainer is inside the Cycle Shop of Eterna City in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Bicycles have been a staple for getting around in multiple Pokémon titles, and this is no different in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. To unlock the bike in this particular game, players have to do a couple of things first before the Cycle Shop is open for business.

In this guide, we've explained how to get yourself a bike in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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How To Get a Bike in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

To get your hands on a bicycle in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you have to do a handful of things first. These actions can easily be missed, but sooner or later, you'll need to do them to be able to get around Sinnoh.

Get the Cut TM

A wild Bidoof uses the Cut Hidden Move to remove a tree in front of the Team Galactic Eterna Building of Eterna City in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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The Cut TM is a Hidden Move that helps players to chop down trees that may block their access to certain areas. As soon as you arrive in Eterna City, Cynthia will approach you and gift you the TM. However, you will not be able to use it outside of battle until completing the following step.

Defeat Gardenia at Eterna City Gym

Gardenia, the gym leader, inside of Eterna City Gym in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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Once you've taken on Gardenia, a master of Grass-type Pokémon, and got your Eterna City Gym Badge, you'll be able to use the Cut Hidden Move outside of battle. This is key to finding and rescuing the Cycle Shop owner! Don't forget to keep our type-chart to hand if you need some help remembering which moves counter which Pokémon!

Defeat Commander Jupiter at Team Galactic Eterna Building

A Pokémon Trainer about to commence in battle with a duo of Team Galactic Grunts in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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Now that you can use the Cut HM, you'll be able to cut down the trees in front of the Team Galactic Eterna Building and enter the premises. As you make your way to the top floor, you'll have to take on a handful of Team Galactic Grunts along the way, so be sure that your Pokémon have rested after your battle with Gardenia.

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Commander Jupiter will await you on the top floor with the Cycle Shop owner, holding his Pokémon captive. To unlock the Cycle Shop, you must defeat the Commander, so the Cycle Shop owner can reclaim his Pokémon and return to the shop.

Go to the Cycle Shop

A Pokémon Trainer and their Palkia standing outside the Cycle Shop of Eterna City in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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Once your encounter with Team Galactic is finished with, the Cycle Shop owner will return to his shop. Head to the shop, shown above, which is by the Pokémart, and enter. Speak with the owner to claim your gift of gratitude: a bike! You will be asked to choose the colour of your bike, and then it'll be all yours to access from the 'Key Items' area of your bag whenever necessary.

Now, you'll be able to ride around at even quicker speeds and access previously inaccessible areas using your bike in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. If you want to unlock even more cool items, we recommend searching for Statues and other loot in the Grand Underground. Alternatively, there's also Super Contest Shows to participate in and the Amity Square to unwind in!