Nuzlocke Tracker

Pokémon Shining Pearl Nuzlocke Guide

This guide contains useful information for a Shining Pearl Nuzlocke. Lists of all of the available Pokémon, the number of encounters, and detailed overviews of all Boss battles.

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Shining Pearl Encounters

A fun aspect of Nuzlocke runs is the variety of encounters forcing you to try out new Pokémon you've never used before. That is why it's important to know which Pokémon will be available during a run. We've compiled a list of every encounter for Pokémon Shining Pearl so you can quickly see who you might want on your team!

Pokémon Shining Pearl has 72 different encounter locations with 228 different Pokémon available as wild encounters. Hover over a Pokémon to see where to encounter it!

6 Ghost Pokémon encounters

6 Dragon Pokémon encounters

7 Steel Pokémon encounters

8 Fairy Pokémon encounters

9 Fighting Pokémon encounters

10 Dark Pokémon encounters

11 Ice Pokémon encounters

12 Electric Pokémon encounters

13 Fire Pokémon encounters

14 Rock Pokémon encounters

21 Psychic Pokémon encounters

22 Flying Pokémon encounters

23 Grass Pokémon encounters

23 Bug Pokémon encounters

25 Ground Pokémon encounters

27 Poison Pokémon encounters

35 Normal Pokémon encounters

55 Water Pokémon encounters

6Ghost Pokémon

6Dragon Pokémon

7Steel Pokémon

8Fairy Pokémon

9Fighting Pokémon

10Dark Pokémon

11Ice Pokémon

12Electric Pokémon

13Fire Pokémon

14Rock Pokémon

21Psychic Pokémon

22Flying Pokémon

23Grass Pokémon

23Bug Pokémon

25Ground Pokémon

27Poison Pokémon

35Normal Pokémon

55Water Pokémon

Shining Pearl Boss Battles

In order to complete a Shining Pearl Nuzlocke and become the Champion, you will need to win 26 Boss battles throughout the Sinnoh region - ranging from bickering Rival & Evil team fights, to Gym Leaders & ultimately the Elite Four.

These can be a challenge, especially when your dear nicknamed nuzlocke mons are at risk. So below we've listed detailed overviews of all these fights! Giving you all the information you'll need to face everything from Barry's Starly to Lucian's Bronzong.

8 Gym Leader fights

5 Elite Four fights

5 Rival fights

8 Evil Team fights

Select your starter type

Like all Pokémon games, you will have to select a starter. The type will update some of the boss teams to match. For example, if your starter was a grass type Barry might have a fire type to take advantage!

Gym Leader fights

Elite Four fights

Rival fights

Evil Team fights

Now that you're ready to take on the Pokémon Shining Pearl Nuzlocke Challenge, why not keep track of all your encounters with the Nuzlocke Tracker?