Feebas in BDSP Pokédex.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl: How to Get Feebas

Grab your favorite fishing rod and delve deep into Mt. Coronet's underground lake to find this fabulous fish Pokémon!

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Key Takeaway

There are zero to four random water tiles from which Feebas can spawn in the B1F lake within Mount Coronet. However, which tiles can spawn Feebas will change every day. Plus, Pokémon besides Feebas can also spawn in these tiles. Since there’s no reliable in-game way apart from trial and error to find Feebas, you may want to get some external help from an online resource.

Despite being similar to the common Magikarp, Feebas are very rare. This is true in most games it makes an appearance, including Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl. I hope you like fishing, as you’ll need to do much of it.

Table Of Contents

    Where to Find Feebas

    The player fishing in the lake in the B1F area of Mt. Coronet in Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl.

    The only place where it’s possible for Feebas to spawn is the underground lake in Mt. Coronet. This lake is in B1F (basement floor 1), which is the floor that is initially foggy. However, you can’t just fish on any water tile and expect to find a Feebas.

    In Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, there are only up to four tiles where a Feebas can spawn. Also, these tiles change from day to day. And, annoyingly, the number of viable tiles varies. Some days you can have four, three, or two tiles, and other days, you can have one or none.

    The exact number of Feebas tiles—and their position in the lake—depend on random factors. Thankfully, you can check these variables with the help of an outside resource.

    How to Catch Feebas

    Mercifully, Feebas has the highest possible catch rate (255). This means that, at full health, you have about a 44% chance to catch a Feebas with a regular Poké Ball.

    As long as you make sure to keep lots of Poké Balls in your bag, you should have no trouble catching a Feebas once you find one. It’s advised to use better Poké Balls than the standard type for better odds, such as Great Balls and Ultra Balls.

    How to Use Loto Ticket Numbers to Find Feebas Tiles

    A player in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl getting a Loto Ticket from the Jubilife TV station.

    In Jubilife City, you can visit the Jubilife TV Station to get a Loto Ticket once per day. Usually, this can net you random prizes if the number you draw matches one of the Pokémon in your party. But there are other factors at play.

    Every day, your Loto Ticket is generated based on in-game values that are normally unseeable. By using the information from Loto Tickets, some clever gamers have come up with a way to vastly narrow down the tiles where everyone’s favorite elusive fish can spawn.

    The Online Tool That Uses Loto Ticket Numbers

    Here is the link to the online tool that uses Loto Ticket numbers to determine Feebas tiles:


    Screenshot of the online Feebas tile finder tool. There is a Feebas and some sassy text edited onto the screenshot.

    You don’t need to download anything, as this tool exclusively works in your internet browser. All you need is two days’ worth of Loto Ticket numbers. The reason you need numbers from two consecutive days is to narrow down the potential spawning tiles. It’s possible to use this tool with a single Loto Ticket number, but it’s not as accurate.

    When you input the Loto Ticket numbers and hit “Generate”, you get an image of the Mt. Coronet lake covered in a grid. There will be multiple squares colored in to represent where your Feebas tiles are for that given day. But, remember, the tiles will change every 24 hours.

    Can You Change the Time to Get More Loto Tickets in One Day?

    You cannot get multiple Loto Tickets on the same day. Even if you change the date and time on your Nintendo Switch, Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl have in-game time-related mechanics that cannot be changed. There are also no in-game clocks that you can alter. Even the ones on the Pokétch cannot be adjusted.

    How to Evolve Feebas Into Milotic

    A Feebas evolving into a Milotic in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. There is a bluish-green background and congratulatory text at the bottom of the screen.

    Getting your Feebas to evolve into a Milotic will take some effort, but it’s nowhere near as tedious as finding one. With that said, the process is still a unique one when it comes to evolution criteria. You need to make your Feebas absolutely fabulous!

    Basically, you need to increase your Pokémon’s beauty stat. In BDSP, you need to feed Pokémon Poffins to raise contest stats. Once a Feebas has reached 170 in its beauty stat, it will evolve into a Milotic the next time it levels up.

    After you get the Poffin Case from the gentleman in the Pokémon Fan Club in Hearthome City, you can begin making Poffins. Head to the Poffin House which is next to the Poké Mart in Hearthome City for a convenient place to cook up some delicious treats.

    How to Make the Best Beauty Poffins

    The type of Poffin flavor that increases the beauty stat is Dry Poffins. To make Dry Poffins, you need to use berries that have Dry flavors. Here’s a list of the berries that have the driest flavor:

    • Micle Berry – 40 Dry and 10 Sweet
    • Pamtre Berry – 30 Dry and 10 Sweet
    • Ganlon Berry – 30 Dry, 30 Bitter, and 10 Sweet
    • Apicot Berry – 30 Dry, 30 Sour, and 10 Spicy
    • Kee Berry – 30 Dry, 30 Spicy, 10 Sweet, 10 Bitter, and 10 Sour
    • Chilan Berry – 25 Dry and 10 Sweet
    • Cornn Berry – 20 Dry and 10 Sweet
    • Charti Berry – 20 Dry and 10 Spicy
    • Wiki Berry – 15 Dry
    • Passho Berry – 15 Dry and 10 Bitter
    • Kebia Berry – 15 Dry and 10 Sour

    When making a batch of Poffins, it’s recommended to use two berries at a time. Using too many berries at once will create Foul Poffins. Also, you want to use two different types of berries. Using two of the same type of berry can lead to Foul Poffins as well.

    The flavor levels of the berries you use directly impact a Poffin’s level (as do burns and spills while making Poffins). As such, the higher the berry level, the better the Poffin. For example, using a Micle Berry (40 Dry and 10 Sweet) and a Pamtre Berry (30 Dry and 10 Sweet) will usually give you a batch of Poffins between levels 30 and 40.

    On top of all that, the flavors of berries can clash to create less-than-ideal results. In this case, you need to worry about the sweetness of your berries. How Sweet a berry is will weaken how Dry the Poffin will turn out. Put simply, when making Dry Poffins, you want to avoid using berries with a high Sweet level.

    Smoothness and Sheen

    Another factor you need to consider when increasing your Feebas’ beauty stat is its sheen. How smooth your Poffins are will determine how much sheen your Pokémon gets from them. Every Pokémon starts off with 0 sheen and can reach a maximum value of 255 sheen.

    The lower the smoothness level of a Poffin, the less the sheen meter will increase. As such, you want to keep the smoothness of your Poffins low so as to be able to feed your Feebas as many Dry Poffins as you can.

    The sheen of a pocket monster cannot be reset. If you fill your Pokémon up on Poffins that don’t raise the contest stat you want, you’ll have to try again with a different Pokémon. Thankfully, you don’t need too many Poffins to raise Feebas’ beauty to the point where it can evolve.

    Here’s a breakdown of the smoothness of all berries:

    • 20 – Leppa, Oran, Persim, Lum, Sitrus, Razz, Bluk, Nanab, Wepear, Pinap, Pomeg, Kelpsy, Qualot, Hondew, and Grepa
    • 25 – Cheri, Chesto, Pecha, Rawst, Aspear, Figy, Wiki, Mago, Aguav, and Iapapa
    • 30 – Tamato, Cornn, Magost, Rabuta, Nomel, Occa, Passho, Wacan, Rindo, Yache, Chople, Kebia, Shuca, Coba, and Payapa
    • 35 – Spelon, Pamtre, Watmel, Durin, Belue, Tanga, Charti, Kasib, Haban, Colbur, Babiri, Chilan, and Roseli
    • 40 – Liechi, Ganlon, Salac, Petaya, and Apicot
    • 50 – Lansat and Starf
    • 60 – Enigma, Micle, Custap, Jaboca, and Rowap

    When Your Feebas Is Beautiful Enough to Evolve

    The contest stat page of a Feebas with a high Beauty stat.

    There’s no numerical value shown on a Pokémon’s contest stat page. However, there is a pentagonal meter that gives you a rough idea of how beautiful your Pokémon is.

    When Feebas’ beauty stat is between half and three-quarters of the way to the maximum value, it will likely be able to evolve into Milotic when it next levels up. If it doesn’t evolve, increase its beauty a bit more and then try again.

    Evolving Feebas Through Trading

    There is an alternate way to evolve a Feebas, although this method involves trading it with someone else’s Pokémon. To evolve Feebas through trading, you need to make it hold a Prism Scale. If you want the Milotic you just gave to someone else, make sure to come to a trade-back deal of some sort with your online friend before doing any actual trading.

    Also, it’s very important to note that there are no reliable reports of someone finding a Prism Scale in BDSP. There are websites out there that claim Prism Scales can be found by mining in the Grand Underground. However, no proof of this has yet been documented.

    With that said, Prism Scales can exist in BDSP, as its data is coded into the game. This can be proved by getting a Pokémon that is holding one from Pokémon Sword & Shield via trading online. Therefore, it’s possible to have a Prism Scale in BDSP…but probably not from getting one yourself in-game.