How to Get Drifloon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

If you’re looking to complete the Sinnoh Pokedex or catch ’em all, you’re going to need to seek out 151 different Pokemon across the region. One of the trickiest to track down is Drifloon, as it cannot be found anywhere throughout the game except for in one location on one day each week. In this guide, we’ll run you through how to get Drifloon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

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Getting Drifloon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

To get Drifloon, you first need to beat Mars at Valley Windworks. This is part of the story and cannot be missed.

Once you’ve beaten Team Galactic’s Mars at the Valley Windworks, you then need to return here on a Friday. A Drifloon will be floating just in front of the Valley Windworks building itself.

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Walk over to it and press A to begin the encounter and catch it.

The good news is that if you screw up and don’t catch the Drifloon on your first try in Pokemon Brilliant & Shining Pearl, you can always try again the next week. Drifloon respawns each and every Friday in front of the Valley Windworks once you’ve beaten Mars here.

The bad news is that if you beat Team Galactic and Mars at the Valley Windworks on a Friday, you’ll then need to wait until the next Friday for Drifloon to appear. You can always change the time and date on your Nintendo Switch, but there is a 24-hour time penalty.

You’ll need to set your time to 10:00am on a Thursday and then wait 24 hours without changing the time on your Nintendo Switch. This will then make it 10:01am on Friday morning and you should have another Drifloon waiting to be caught when you load up Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/ Shining Pearl.

How to Evolve Drifloon Into Drifblim

Drifloon evolves into Drifblim at level 28. It doesn’t require any evolution stone, friendship level or to be traded in order to begin evolving.

That’s everything you need to know on how to get Drifloon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. If you’re looking for more handy hints to help you through your Sinnoh adventure, be sure to check out our ever-expanding wiki or see more of our coverage on the game below.

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