How to Defeat Gym Leader Volkner in Pokemon BDSP

In this guide, we will be showing you how to Defeat Gym Leader Volkner in Pokemon BDSP and unlock the Beacon Badge.

Pokémon Shining Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are complete with a diverse set of Gym Leaders for you to battle against. In this guide, we will be showing you how to Defeat Gym Leader Volkner in Pokemon BDSP.

Pokemon BDSP Gym Leader Volkner

Volkner’s pokemon lineup primarily consists of Electric Type pokemon with a very small touch of water types. But the lineup is predominantly Electric types, so going with your strongest ground types will be your best bet against him.

Volkner will be the 8th gym leader you will face in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. You can find him in Sunyshore City’s gym. Defeating this Gym Leader will get you the Beacon Badge.

Sunyshore City Gym Puzzle

First of all, go to Sunyshore City and head to the gym. Once you are inside, head towards the right platform, rotate it until the two platforms are connected.

Use the connected platforms to head to the door, which is now accessible. Now you need to head to the platform with a blue button.

You’ll have to turn it until the platform above is accessible from the ground. Get on the platform and rotate it until it reaches the ones to the left. Finally, head up the stairs, and you’ll reach Volkner

Recommended Pokemon Types

  • Ground

Volkner’s Pokemon

Below are mentioned the Pokemon that Volkner will be using in the first battle.


Type: Grass

Level: 46


  • Charge beam
  • Nuzzle
  • Surf
  • Volt Switch


  • Fire-Type
  • Ice-Type
  • Poison-Type
  • Flying-Type
  • Bug-Type


Type: Normal

Level: 47


  • Double Hit
  • Fake Out
  • Last resort
  • Thunderbolt


Ambipom is weak to Fighting-type pokemon.


Type: Water

Level: 47


  • Aurora beam
  • Charge beam
  • Focus Energy
  • Octazooka


  • Grass
  • Electric


Type: Electric

Level: 49


  • Crunch
  • Ice Fang
  • Iron tail
  • Thunder Fang


Luxray is weak to Ground-type pokemon.

Best Pokemon Team to Defeat Volkner

This is our recommended team lineup for taking on Volkner in Pokemon BDSP.

  • Graveler
  • Torterra
  • Infernape
  • Baltoy


Graveler is a Ground-Rock Pokemon pick and is a very strong pick in this battle as Volkner’s ace Pokemon is a Raichu which can be easily dealt with using the Bull Doze, Stealth Throw, and Rock Throw abilities.

Graveler can also be used later on when Volkner calls his Luxray and that’s why we suggest keeping your Graveler safe for the last stretch of this fight.


The Grass-type Torterra is a mean pick against Volkner’s Octillery as it’s a slow Pokemon and is weak against grass-type Pokemon. You can use Torterra’s Razor Leaf, Mega Drain, and Leafage attacks to quickly deal with the Octillery.


Infernape is a Fire and Fighting-type Pokemon and he is very effective against Volkner’s Cherubi and Ambipom. You can use its Flare Blitz, Ember, and Flamethrower abilities against Cherubi while Close Combat, Power-Up Punch, and Mach Punch can be used against Ambipom.


Baltoy is a Psychic-Ground type pokemon you can use against Volkner’s Jolteon and Roserade. Mud-Slap, Earth Power and Rock Tomb abilities are very effective against Jolteon while Imprison, Confusion, and Guard Split work well against Roserade.

Where to Find TM99 Waterfall

After you’ve finally defeated Volkner in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, your rewards will include the Beacon Badge and the unlocking of TM57.

You can also find Jasmine, a gym leader from Johto after exiting the Sunyshore City gym and heading to the beach right below the bridge. Talk to Jasmine and she will give you access to the waterfall, TM99.

Through TM57, you’ll unlock the charge beam for your Pokémon to learn. The TM99 ability: waterfall can now be learned by your Pokémon.

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