How To Get And Use Vs. Seeker in Pokemon BDSP

Vs. Seeker has been a useful Key Item in Pokemon games, which is also present in Pokemon Blue Diamond &...

Vs. Seeker has been a useful Key Item in Pokemon games, which is also present in Pokemon Blue Diamond & Shining Pearl. As you might already know, Vs. Seeker in Pokemon can be used to get a rematch with trainers with whom you have already fought.

For this specific guide, we will discuss how you can get Vs Seeker in Pokemon BDSP and how you can use it.

How to Get Vs. Seeker in Pokemon BDSP

To get VS. Seeker in Pokemon BDSP, you first need to defeat Team Galactic in Eterna City. Receive the Bicycle from the shop in the same city, then head south through the Cycling Road on Route 206.

Ride till you reach the start of Route 207; then, you will be approached by Professor Rowan’s assistant. It will be either Dawn or Lucas depending on the gender you chose at the beginning of the game for your trainer.

The assistant will hand you a Vs. Seeker and the Dowsing Machine. They may play a little game with you by asking you to choose either their left or right hand. Don’t worry; you will be gifted with both of the items regardless. After the patch, some people were unable to get the items when they selected the left hand. So it is better to choose the right hand.

How Does Vs. Seeker Work in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Vs. Seeker is a great tool to rechallenge trainers and gym leaders for a rematch in Pokemon BDSP. It is the best way to farm EXP but keep in mind that the opponent will come back stronger. Even if you have defeated a trainer before, challenging and defeating them again will earn you EXP. This is very useful if you want to level up your Pokemon without traveling too much before you take on the Gym Leaders for a rematch.

The best places to use Vs. Seeker in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl would be:

  • Route 210
  • Route 213
  • Route 218
  • Route 223

In these places, you will encounter trainers that have Pokemon extremely weak to Electric and Grass-type moves. We have mentioned details of which trainers to challenge for a rematch with Vs. Seeker further in the guide.


Vs Seeker needs to recharge after some battles are selected with it. So once the battle is over, you will have to walk 100 steps to recharge the Vs Seeker.

Places You Can’t Use Vs. Seeker in Pokemon BDSP

North to Route 223, there’s a cave called the Victory Road. The cave connects through the top of the Pokemon League and consists of multiple trainers. It’s a standard cave where you interact with different trainers. However, once you’ve earned the National Pokedex, a new section, Route 224, is unlocked.

Unfortunately, VS. Seeker cannot be used in caves, buildings, and areas with an interior section. So you will not be able to connect to any trainer inside such areas for a rematch, hence why people have an issue with using Vs. Seeker on Victory Road. The same is the reason with Vs. Seeker in any other Pokemon game.

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