In Pokemon games, having a fishing rod lets you fish Water-type Pokemon from any body of water without the need to use Surf. The feature is still available in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, where you will have access to three different fishing rods, the Old Rod, Good Rod, and Super Rod. They all work the same — simply stand next to the water and use the item by choosing which rod you want to use from the Bag. However, each fishing rod allows you to encounter different Pokemon, with Super Rod giving you the best chance at confronting the rarest and strongest Water-type Pokemon. Here’s how you can find all fishing rods including the Super Rod in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: All Fishing Rods Locations
YouTuber Gamer Guru has a video that shows where you can easily find each of the fishing rods. Read below for more details on how to obtain them.
- Old Rod: Located in Jubilife City. Inside the western gate of the city to Route 218, you can find a Fisherman standing by. He will give you the Old Rod. With this, you can only fish up Magikarp or Tentacool in any body of water.
- Good Rod: Just outside of Hearthome City, near the entrance to Route 209. Talk to the nearby Fisherman and you will unlock the Good Rod. Use this to fish stronger Water-type Pokemon like Remoraid.
- Super Rod: You will unlock the third and last fishing rod after finishing the main storyline. After beating Cynthia the Champion and unlocking the National Pokedex from Professor Oak by seeing all 151 Pokemon, go straight to Route 225. Near the entrance, there should be a Fisherman. Talk to him to finally get yourself a Super Rod. Using the Super Rod will let you encounter rare and strong Water-type Pokemon such as Gyarados and Poliwhirl.
Both Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl are available now on the Nintendo Switch.