Didn't choose Chimchar? Here's where to find Fire Pokémon in BDSP!

Did you know it can be hard to find a Fire-type Pokémon in BDSP?

If you didn't pick Chimchar as your starter in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, then its going to be a lot harder to add a Fire type to your team. That's because there were hardly any Fire Pokémon in the original Diamond and Pearl Pokémon games, so these faithful remakes are mostly the same.

Thankfully, due to the improved Grand Underground, there are more Fire Pokémon available to you in these Gen IV remakes. Here are all of the Fire Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and where to catch them.

All Fire Pokémon locations in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Some Fire types are version exclusive Pokémon, so you'll need to trade with someone else if you want to get them. It's also worth noting that some Pokémon can only be caught after defeating all gym leaders and the Elite Four or by unlocking the National Pokédex.

Pokémon Location Version
Chimchar Beginning of game, starter Pokémon Both
Monferno Evolves from Chimchar, starter Pokémon Both
Infernape Evolves from Chimchar and Monferno, starter Pokémon Both
Ponyta Can be found at all times of day in the grass at Route 211, 206, 210, 214, and 215. Both
Rapidash Doesn't spawn, but evolves from Rapidash at level 40.
Houndour Grand Underground: Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, Starglem Cavern, Spacious Cave, Sandsear Cave, and Dazzling Cave. Also on Route 215 and 214. Both
Houndoom Grand Underground: Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, Starglem Cavern, Spacious Cave, Sandsear Cave, and Dazzling Cave. Also on Route 215 and 214. Both
Numel Grand Underground: Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, Stark Mountain, Rocky Cave, Big Bluff Cavern, Sandsear Cave. Also on Route 227. Both
Camerupt Grand Underground: Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, Stark Mountain, Rocky Cave, Big Bluff Cavern, Sandsear Cave. Also on Route 227. Both
Vulpix Unlock the National Pokédex and then head to the Grand Underground. Can be found in Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, Starglem Cavern, Spacious Cave, Sandsear Cave, and Dazzling Cave SP
Ninetales Must be evolved from Vulpix using a Fire Stone SP
Growlithe Unlock the National Pokédex and then head to the Grand Underground. Can be found in Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, Starglem Cavern, Spacious Cave, Sandsear Cave, and Dazzling Cave BD
Arcanine Must be evolved from Growlithe using a Fire Stone BD
Magby Grand Underground: Volcanic Cave, Typhlo Cavern, or Sandsear Cave SP
Magmar Can only evolve from Magby by reaching level 30. SP
Magmortar Can only evolve from Magmar by having it level up while holding Marmarizer. SP
Flareon Receive Eevee from Bebe at Hearthome City after getting the National Pokédex and give it a Fire Stone. Both
Entei Become Champion, catch, Regice, Regirock, and Registeel. Now go digging in the Grand Underground until you have three Mystery Shards to make a Johto Slate. Then, go to Ramanas Park. BD
Moltres Become Champion, catch, Regice, Regirock, and Registeel. Now go digging in the Grand Underground until you have three Mystery shards to make a Kanto Slate. Then, go to Ramanas Park. SP

All fired up

You're going to need a fire type Pokémon at your side if you want this game to go a lot easier. If you didn't choose Chimchar as your starter, then your choices are pretty slim until post game.

Find those Pokémon

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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There are hundreds of Pokémon

Run around the Sinnoh region collecting all of the Pokémon you can find. Some are harder to find than others, but adding them to your Pokédex is worth it.

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