After starting Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, you may be wondering how to access the recently-revealed Ramanas Park. The immediate bad news to share is that you won’t be able to get there until you topple the Elite Four and enter the Hall of Fame.
That’s because Ramanas Park is content that awaits you post-completion, and, even then, you will need to have seen the 151 Pokémon that call the Sinnoh region home to be able to unlock the National Pokédex first.
After you have completed the Sinnoh region Pokédex, take flight and make your return to Sandgem Town where you can check in with Professor Rowan at his laboratory. Just as he congratulates you on your achievement of recording all the Pokémon of Sinnoh in your Pokédex and explaining how it will help him to continue studying Pokémon evolution, who else turns up but the Kanto region’s Professor Oak!
Introduced as the youngster who helped to fill every page of the Sinnoh Pokédex, Professor Oak upgrades your Pokédex with the National Mode before revealing that he had heard that Ramanas Park was now open and that it is at the end of Route 221. The park has “a special system that attracts every imaginable kind of Pokémon from every region.” Professor Oak wants to make sure that the system is operating properly, and asks you to visit sometime before he disappears.
That’s enough information to go on for now, and the best part is that Ramanas Park isn’t too far from where you are. You will need to head south from Sandgem Town, making your way south along Route 219, eastbound on Route 220 and then trudging through Route 221 to reach your destination. You will need to be able to use Surf and there will be Trainers to battle, so make sure that you are sufficiently prepared.
You will eventually reach your destination, arriving outside Ramanas Park which, according to the sign outside, is to be seen as “a place for new beginnings.” Professor Oak will be there to greet you inside – gifting you the Chain Counter app for your Pokétch before disappearing off to Eterna City.
Aside from generally catching Pokémon from other regions, your goal in Ramanas Park is to collect slates that can be inserted into pedestals found inside caves across the tourist attraction that are said to be “filled with a mysterious atmosphere.” Matching a slate – such as the Genome Slate, Kanto Slate or Stratospheric Slate – into their corresponding pedestal will let you encounter a Legendary Pokémon. Good luck!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.