Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl offer a wide selection of Pokémon for players to catch and battle with, especially postgame. Electric-type Mareep is one of the Pokémon which gamers can look forward to upon completion of the main story. Here’s how to find and evolve the electrically charged sheep.
Once the main story in Pokémon Brilliant and Shining Pearl is complete, trainers can really get to work filling their Pokédex. Prior to completion, only Pokémon native to the Sinnoh region is available, but when that is done, Pokémon from other regions will begin appearing in the wild. Players can use the game’s Poké Radar to find Pokémon from Kanto, Johto, to Hoenn.
Find Mareep in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
The first thing trainers will need to find Mareep in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is the National Dex if they haven’t gotten it already. This device can be obtained from Professor Rowan. It’s also important to check that Pokédex entries for Palkia or Dialga are included in the Pokémon roster. If not, visit and speak to Cynthia’s grandma in Celestic Town.
Once the Sinnoh Dex is complete with all 150 Pokémon registered, trainers can speak to Professor Rowan and obtain both the National Dex and the Poké Radar. With these in hand, Mareep will begin appearing in the wild and the Grand Underground.
While Mareep will not appear in a random encounter, that’s when the Poké Radar comes in handy. Using the device outside the Valley Windworks will give players a 12% chance of encountering a Mareep, which will be between levels 8-9. Another tip, having an Electric-type Pokémon with the ability Static at the front of the party will increase the chances of encountering another Electric-type Pokémon, including Mareep, by 50%.
Additionally, Mareep’s evolution Flaaffy can be found on Route 222 with the Poké Radar. Flaaffy also has a 12% chance of appearing and will be between the levels of 41-42.
For trainers wanting a stronger Mareep or Flaaffy, three areas in the Grand Underground will achieve this: the Whiteout Cave, Grassland Caves, or the Sunlit Cavern. While it is possible to catch Flaaffy in these locations, the Pokémon is a rare spawn, so players might be better off catching Mareep. It’s also good to know that if neither Pokémon appears in these three areas, simply exit and walk back in.