Guide to Ramanas Park, Slates, Mysterious Shards & Legendary Pokémon: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pear
After completing the National Pokédex in Pokémon Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl, Ramanas Park will be unlocked, allowing you to catch Legendary Pokémon that would otherwise be unavailable in the Sinnoh region. Our guide to Ramanas Park will show you how to get Mysterious Shards and Slates, as well as battle Legendary Pokémon.
HOW TO ENTER THE RAMANAS PARK
To access Ramanas Park, located south of Sandgem Town, you must first defeat the Pokémon League and complete your Sinnoh Pokédex. (You don’t need to capture them all to complete the Sinnoh Pokédex. You really need to see them all.) Head back to Sandgem Town and speak to Professor Rowan to receive a wonderful surprise visit from Professor Oak. Oak will mention Ramanas Park and recommend you go.
HOW DOES THE RAMANAS PARK WORK?
Ramanas Park contains several caves, each dedicated to a different Legendary Pokemon (or a collection of Legendary Pokemon). To summon these legendary Pokémon, you will need to collect special slates. When you summon them, you’ll be sent to a place where you can fight and catch a level 70 version of the Pokémon.
SLATE, MYSTERIOUS Shards and Legendary Pokémon
Slates can be obtained by exchanging Mysterious Shards at a store in Ramanas Park. Three Small Mysterious Shards or one Large Mysterious Shard can be exchanged for a Slate.
Here are the slates:
Discovery slate: Regice, Regirock, Registeel
Kanto Slate: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres (Shining Pearl only)
Johto Slate: Raikou, Entei, Suicune (Brilliant Diamond only)
Soul Slate: Latios, Latias
Rainbow Slate: Ho-oh (Brilliant Diamond only)
Squall Slate: Lugia (Shining Pearl only)
Oceanic slate: Kyogre
Tectonic slate: Groudon
Stratospheric slate: Rayquaza
Genome slate: Mewtwo
The Discovery Slate will be the only one available for purchase initially. More slates will be available for purchase when you catch Legendary Pokémon. If you’re missing a slate, just keep buying and capturing the ones available to you.
There’s also the Warp State, which grants access to Origin Forme Giratina in one way or another. We haven’t received this slate yet, so we can’t confirm any details, but we’ll update this guide as soon as possible.
WHERE CAN I FIND MYSTERIOUS Shards?
Mysterious shards can be extracted from the walls of the Grand Souterrain, as can other stones and gems. They are rather rare and come in two sizes: small and giant.
HOW TO CATCH THE LEGENDARY POKÉMON
When you find the Legendary Pokemon, the best thing you can do is reduce its health as much as possible and put it to sleep. In general, this is the best approach to catching Pokémon.
You should have a Pokémon with a sleep-inducing move, like Sleep Powder or Hypnosis, ready to catch Legendary Pokémon. (We used Gardevoir in conjunction with hypnosis.) You should also charge fast bullets, ultra bullets, and timer bullets, as the latter two will most likely be used up quickly. False Swipe, TM54, can be taught to an eligible Pokémon.
Follow these methods to properly capture Legendary Pokémon:
Back up before you meet the Pokemon, just in case.
Engage the Pokémon in battle.
Throw a fastball right away.
If that fails, put the Pokémon to sleep.
Reduce the health of the Pokémon as low as possible. You can use the False Swipe move to leave it at 1 HP.
Continue to put it back to sleep if it wakes up.
Chuck Ultra Balls until you catch it. If the battle lasts longer than 10 turns, use Timer Balls instead.