Wondering where you can find Gible is only natural. Whether or not you’ve already struggled against Cynthia’s earth-splitting Garchomp, many fans are already aware that Garchomp–Gible’s final evolution–is one of the most powerful Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex and a must-have for any trainer taking on the Elite Four.
Where to Find Gible in Pokémon BDSP
Before You Begin
Before you can find Gible, you will need to have three things;
- The bicycle, acquired by saving the Bike Shop Owner from Team Galactic in Eterna City.
- Hidden Move (HM) Strength, from an old lady on the top floor of the Lost Tower on Route 209, south of Solaceon Town.
- The Mine Badge from Byron, Canalave City’s sixth Gym Leader.
Once you have fulfilled the above requirements, you will be able to enter the hidden location to find and obtain a Gible.
Secret Wayward Cave Entrance Location
First, go to Route 206, also known as Cycling Road, south of Eterna City.
At the southern-most end of this route, you will be able to find some trees that you can cut down using the Hidden Move (HM) Cut.
Cut your way through them and then head all the way north, underneath the Cycling Road, until you come across a Hiker.
From there, you will need to head under Cycling Road and then start pushing your character against the rock wall to the north, searching for a secret entrance into a specific part of Wayward Cave.
Under the western edge of the road, you will find that you can walk further north and eventually enter Wayward Cave.
Inside, you will notice that large boulders surround you. You can only move these boulders if you have Hidden Move (HM) Strength.
Move them out of the way and head down the stairs to your left, deeper into the cave where it’s not so dark.
Here, you will have a 15% chance of encountering Gible, so just walk around until you are attacked by one. You will then be able to catch it.
I recommend using a Quick Ball at the start of the battle, and if that doesn’t work lower its health and use Dusk Balls as they have a very high capture rate when used at night or in caves like this one!
Why You Should Add Gible to Your Team
Gible itself is not that desirable of a Pokémon. Sure, it’s a menacingly cute little fellow, but it’s not the most powerful of companions. No, what makes Gible such a desirable Pokémon is its final evolution, Garchomp.
Gible evolves into Gabite at Level 24 and then Garchomp at Level 48.
Garchomp, a mighty Ground & Dragon-type Pokémon, falls under a category of Pokémon colloquially referred to as “Pseudo-Legendaries.”
A Pseudo-Legendary is a Pokémon which is not considered by Pokémon lore to be a Legendary Pokémon, but which has stats equally as powerful as those of actual Legendaries.
There are a total of 9 Pseudo-Legendary Pokémon that The Pokémon Company have released so far, and most of them–like Garchomp–are Dragon-type. I’ve compiled a full list below for those interested:
|Dragonite||Dragon & Flying||Gen 1 / Kanto|
|Tyranitar||Rock & Dark||Gen 2 / Johto|
|Salamence||Dragon & Flying||Gen 3 / Hoenn|
|Metagross||Steel & Psychic||Gen 3 / Hoenn|
|Garchomp||Dragon & Ground||Gen 4 / Sinnoh|
|Hydreigon||Dark & Dragon||Gen 5 / Unova|
|Goodra||Dragon||Gen 6 / Kalos|
|Kommo-o||Dragon & Fighting||Gen 7 / Alola|
|Dragapult||Dragon & Ghost||Gen 8 / Galar|
Garchomp Base Stats
As I stated above, Garchomp’s Base Stats make it worthy of Pseudo-Legendary status.
Base Stats are a Pokémon’s lowest possible stats. These are measured with the assumption that the Pokémon is Level 1 and has the “Hindering” nature, the least stat-increasing nature.
Garchomp’s Base Stats are as follows:
As you can surely see, Garchomp is a formidable ally and will be a massive help in defeating Sinnoh’s remaining Gym Leaders, as well as the Elite Four. Just be careful when fighting Dragon, Fairy, and especially Ice-type enemies, which can deal devastating blows thanks to Garchomp’s Dragon/Ground typing.
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