POKEMON Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’s map is features pockets of thick fog — but you can easily clear it with the Defog HM.
The new Pokemon titles are remasters of 2007’s Diamond and Pearl, so unless you played the originals, Sinnoh’s foggy regions may catch you off guard.
But as with most environmental obstacles in the series, all you need to do is unlock a specific Pokemon ability.
In this case it’s the Defog Hidden Move (HM) which you can clear the fog away — although it only lifts temporarily.
But with Defog to hand, you can just get rid of it again whenever you need to.
How to get Defog in Pokemon Brillaint Diamond and Shining Pearl
First stop: Pastoria City! Crasher Wake is the Gym Leader and specialises in Water type Pokemon.
You’ll need to defeat the trainer and earn the Fen badge so that you can use the Defog HM outside of battles.
So gather up a squad of Pokemon that can mete out electric and grass types and get to work.
Great Marsh Safari Zone
With your shiny new Fen badge in hand, head to Pastoria City’s Great Marsh Safari Zone.
It costs 500 Pokedollars to enter which will buy you 30 Safari Balls and a 500 step limit.
Luckily, you won’t need to venture too far; the green-haired NPC we’re after is located near the entrance gate.
Just initiate a conversation with him and he’ll give you the Defog without any fuss.
How to use Defog in Pokemon Brillaint Diamond and Shining Pearl
Now that you’ve got the Defog HM and defeated Crasher, you can clear up those pesky pockets of fog.
Unlike other games in the series, you don’t need to teach the Defog HM to any of your Pokemon.
So no more dragging Pokemon around that you don’t necessarily want just so you can navigate the environment.
When you reach a foggy area, simply access your Poketech with R1 and navigate to ‘Hidden Moves’.
Select ‘Defog’ and a random, wild Pokemon will appear to do your bidding.
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