Defog Pokemon BdspSource: iMore

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are remakes of the original classic experiences. While veterans might adjust to the small changes and new features present while remembering other things to do, newcomers may be confused as to how they're supposed to get rid of fog in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

If you want to have a better experience in the some of the latest Pokémon games on Nintendo Switch, you'll want to clean that fog right up, and we've got you covered. Before long, the fog will be stripped out like it's a later port of a Nintendo 64 game!

How to get rid of fog in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Pastoria CitySource: iMore

Fortunately, getting rid of fog in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a fairly straightforward process, once you know where to grab a particular item. You'll need to have progressed a fair bit into the game, though depending on how much you're grinding to buff up your Pokémon it might be a couple of hours or over a dozen. Once you've encountered fog, you're also capable of getting rid of it. Follow these steps:

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  1. Head to Pastoria City, which you can see on the map above.
  2. Once you're in Pastoria City, go to the Great Marsh.
  3. Enter the Safari, which will cost 500 Pokémon Dollars.
  4. Go to the right and speak to a green-haired girl.

    Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Great Marsh GirlSource: iMore

  5. She'll give you Hidden Move 97, or Defog.

You don't have to make any of your Pokémon learn Defog, instead, it's automatically unlocked on your Pokétech, which you can use to clear the fog. Whenever you run into any fog, just do the following:

  1. Press R to pill up your Pokétech.
  2. Cycle through the menus until you see the Hidden Moves.

    Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Hidden Moves DefogSource: iMore

  3. Select Defog.

That's it, now you can continue on your journey without getting lost, turned around, annoyed and tripping over seemingly every single Ponyta and Geodude in the forest. Not that we're speaking from experience or anything.

The adventure continues

With fog no longer barring your way, keep having fun continuing on through Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. If you're having other issues making progress right now, we recommend consulting our list of tips and tricks for beginners, as well consulting how to beat the gym leaders and the Elite Four.

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Post-game challenges

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are stuffed full of secrets, so don't let some fog slow you down. Defog the path and continue your quest to be the very best.

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