Piplup is among the most popular Pokémon in both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Pokémon Shining Pearl, as they are, like all starters, a solid choice for any team. That said, we are now going to tell you where you can get Piplup in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, so you can get the Pokémon even after choosing a different starter at the start of your adventure.
Where to catch Piplup in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
You can get Piplup in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl on the Great Underground, but only after defeating the Elite Four, Cynthia, and obtaining the National Pokédex, which is given to players by visiting Professor Rowan on Sandgem Town after having completed your Sinnoh Pokédex. Once you've met these requirements, you can find the Pokemon in Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, or Still-Water Cavern. If you can't find Piplup after entering one of the mentioned areas, exit and enter again, so that all Pokémon in it are reset. To recap, here's how to get Piplup in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl:
- Defeat the Elite Four.
- Defeat Cynthia.
- Obtain the National Pokédex.
- Go to the Great Underground.
- Head to Fountainspring Cave, Riverbank Cave, or Still-Water Cave.
- Go in and out until you see a Piplup.
- Fight and capture Pipelup.
You can evolve Piplup into Prinplup by reaching level 16. After that, you can evolve your Prinplup into Empoleon by reaching level 36. That said, as you are already aiming for Piplup, we advise you to take advantage of it to also get Squirtle, Totodile, and Mudkip, since all of them are in the same areas and under the same conditions.
Both Shiny Diamond Pokémon et Shining Pearl Pokémon are available now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. If you don't know which version to get, don't forget to check the main differences between Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.