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Where to Find Unown in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Players can catch 28 unique forms of the Unown in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Players can catch 28 unique forms of the Unown in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. / Image courtesy of Nintendo

Where to find Unown in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is something that many trainers are wondering about at the moment as they try and complete their regional Sinnoh Pokédex's to unlock the National Pokédex.

For those looking to eventually be able to catch every other Pokémon not included in the Sinnoh Dex up to the very end of Generation IV, here's a breakdown of where to find Unown in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Where to Find Unown in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

An iconic part of the Generation II and III Pokémon, Unown is a rather rare and strange Psychic-type Pokémon that has 28 derivative shapes of ancient writing available to be caught.

In order to catch the No. 114 and No. 201 listing in the Sinnoh and National Pokédex's, respectively, trainers will need to head to Solaceon Town, a place found after exploring Route 209.

While this POI is mostly relevant for its Pokémon daycare, trainers can follow a hidden path on the right side of the town to enter the Solaceon Ruins — the place where Unown will spawn.

Inside the Solaceon Ruins, trainers will see some writing on the wall that resembles the different forms of Unown.

This serves as a precursor to what is set to come next as in each floor that trainers descend in the ruins, they'll be able to catch a different set of Unown forms just by running around until an encounter occurs before long.

The first level down has the letter "F," the next has the letter "R," and this pattern continues for those who keep going to spell out "friend."

In any of the smaller, dead-end rooms of the Solaceon Ruins, trainers can find and catch the other twenty letters of Unown, albeit it'll be more hit-or-miss to find specific forms due to each having just a 5% chance of being encountered.

For those curious about how to catch the exclamation point and question mark forms of Unown, they are located in the cave above the entrance of the Solaceon Ruins, which is only unlocked after already having caught all 26 of the other forms and is only accessible through Route 214 after leaving Veilstone City.

Lastly, since the Unown are pretty low level, trainers can simply use Quick Balls right when the encounter starts to catch them.

For more on Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, feel free to check out our guides on how to get Mew and Giratina.