Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - How to Get Fossils

A guide on how to get Fossils in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Pokemon BDSP). Included are a list of all obtainable Pokemon fossils in the game, where to find them, how to revive, and other useful information.

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - How to Get Fossils

How to Get Fossils in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

What are Fossils?

Fossils are key items that are essentially remains of Pokemon in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Pokemon BDSP). These can be given to the man in the Oreburgh City Mining Museum to obtain ancient Pokemon after reviving them using the fossils.

Where to Get Fossils

Grand Underground

Fossils are obtained by digging in the Grand Underground once you have obtained the Explorer Kit from the old man in Eterna City. Look for shiny spots on the map while exploring the underground which indicate items that you can unearth.

How to Revive Fossils

After obtaining a Fossil, head to Mining Museum in Oreburgh City. Talk to the man in front of the desk and turn in the Fossil you found to revive it as a Pokemon. Then, leave the museum. When you come back, talk to the man to get the revived Pokemon.

List of Fossils

Below is a list of all Pokemon Fossils, including the revived Pokemon obtained after leaving them in the Mining Museum and how to get each of them in the game.

Fossil Revived Pokemon How to Get
Skull Fossil Cranidos Pokemon Brilliant Diamond only
Armor Fossil Shieldon Pokemon Shining Pearl only
Claw Fossil Anorith Can only be obtained after acquiring the National Pokedex.
Dome Fossil Kabuto Can only be obtained after acquiring the National Pokedex.
Helix Fossil Omanyte Can only be obtained after acquiring the National Pokedex.
Old Amber Aerodactyl Can only be obtained after acquiring the National Pokedex.
Root Fossil Lileep Can only be obtained after acquiring the National Pokedex.

Other Database Pages

▼Game Database
TM List HM List
Berries List Held Items List
Healing Items List Pokeballs List
Evolution Items List Fossils List
Battle Tower Exchange Items

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