In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Ramanas Park will be unlocked post-game after becoming the League Champion and acquiring the National Pokédex. Using Mysterious Shards and Slates, Ramanas Park is where you can encounter and catch various legendary Pokémon that aren't available elsewhere.
In this guide, we explain how to use slates and mysterious shards to catch legendary Pokémon in Ramanas Park.
What Is Ramanas Park
Ramanas Park is an area that can only be accessed after completing the main story in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. This means combatting the Elite Four and Cynthia to become League Champion, as well as finding all the Sinnoh Pokémon and unlocking your National Pokédex.
Once this is complete, you will be told about visiting the park by Professor Oak; here, you can summon legendary Pokémon using slates and then attempt to capture them. To actually get to the park itself, you will need to use the Surf Hidden Move south of Sandgem Town and go along Route 221 to the right, you'll soon find yourself at Ramanas Park. All legendary Pokémon that you summon, except the Origin Forme Giratina, will be Level 70.
How To Get Mysterious Shards and Slates
To put it simply, you're going to need to do a lot of digging in the Grand Underground to unlock all the legendary Pokémon. Through taking part in the digging mini-game down under, you'll collect Mysterious Shards over time, which can later be traded for slates at the Ramanas Park entrance. Slates will be given to you in a certain order, rather than you choosing which one you receive, and three small Mysterious Shards or one large Mysterious Shard can be traded for each Slate.
How To Unlock Legendary Pokémon in Ramanas Park
Unlocking Pokémon in Ramanas Park is as simple as using a corresponding Slate to summon them. However, they will all be unlocked in a specific order. Below, we have listed the order in which you need to unlock each legendary Pokémon that resides in Ramanas Park:
- Regice, using Discovery Slate
- Regirock, using Discovery Slate
- Registeel, using Discovery Slate
- Suicune, using Johto Slate (Brilliant Diamond) or Articuno, using Kanto Slate (Shining Pearl)
- Raikou, using Johto Slate (Brilliant Diamond) or Zapdos, using Kanto Slate (Shining Pearl)
- Entei, using Johto Slate (Brilliant Diamond) or Moltres, using Kanto Slate (Shining Pearl)
- Latios, using Soul Slate
- Latias, using Soul Slate
- Lugia, using Squall Slate
- Ho-Oh, using Rainbow Slate
To learn about all legendary Pokémon residing in and around Sinnoh, and how to capture them, we have a guide for that here. This includes the likes of Manaphy and Mew, too. Besides that, there's all you need to go about venturing to Ramanas Park and getting your hands on Slates. We recommend showing off your new Pokémon in Super Contest Shows if you need a break from digging or battling.