How To Walk With Your Pokémon In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl

Fancy having a stroll with one of your beloved Pokémon? We got you covered! In this guide, we’ll show you how you can take one of your Pokémon out of its Pokeball while exploring the Sinnoh region.


In recent Pokémon games, trainers are able to take their Pokémon out of their Pokeballs while exploring the overworld. This is a trend that first began way back in Pokémon Yellow Version where your Pikachu just plainly refused to go inside its ball. Since then, only a handful of Pokémon games have retained this feature. There’s just something special and intimate about walking and exploring various regions with your Pokémon in tow. 

In the original Gen IV games, you can only take out your Pokémon while in Amity Square. Now, in the remakes, you can take them out even outside this designated area. Here’s how you can do it.

What do I need to do?

Walking with your Pokémon is one of the best features introduced in Pokémon games. Since it won’t be initially available at the start of the game, the first thing you need to do is to make your way to Hearthome City.  This can be done relatively quickly early on as you can go to Hearthome after clearing the first two gyms. From there, you’ll find Amity Square. Here, you’ll be able to walk with all eligible Pokémon in your party. 

Unfortunately, you can’t have all your Pokémon come out while in this area. There isn’t much to do here but there are some useful items lying around like the TM for Volt Switch so it might be worth your time to scope the entire area out. Once you’re done, you can leave the area and you’ll be greeted with a delightful surprise at the counter.

How do you walk with your Pokémon?

After visiting Amity Square for the first time, you’ll finally be able to take your desired Pokémon out of its ball while walking around the Sinnoh region. As long as they’re in your party, you can invite them to come out and walk with you. To do this, simply go to the game menu by pressing X and heading over to the Pokémon tab. Then, select the Pokémon you wish to walk with. Press A and select Walk Together

Tada! Now you can walk with your Pokémon! Your Pokémon will follow you wherever you go and will be safely teleported back next to you when you stray too far. They’ll also sometimes pick up certain berries that they’ll be happy to give to you. While you can take them virtually anywhere, there are limits like when you’re surfing or in the Grand Underground.

So there you have it! That’s everything you need to know about how you can walk with your Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Be sure to check back with us again for more awesome guides on your favorite games. Have fun!