Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl Honey Tree Spawn List

Honey Trees in Pokemon BDSP are a solid way to get rare Pokemon, but you'll need patience and luck. Here's what to do, and the full list of 'mon you can expect to find.

Honey Trees in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are your ticket to rare Pokemon, or they are if you’re lucky. And if you are, you'll want to know which 'mon you can get from these spawn points.

This guide contains a complete list of the Pokemon you can get from Honey Trees and how to attract them. It also contains all of the locations for Honey Trees in Pokemon BDSP.

The 21 of them scattered around Sinnoh have a chance of attracting some unique critters, including Munchlax and Heracross, though you’ll likely go through a fair bit of Honey before you encounter them. 

How to Attract Pokemon to Honey Trees in BDSP

Honey Trees are golden and slightly rounded, making them pretty hard to miss. You’ll need to slather Honey on them, obviously, and you’ll get the chance to do that after clearing Team Galactic out of the Valley Windworks.

Speak with the man in Floaroma’s flower meadow, and he’ll let you buy Honey by the jar or in packs of 10. Always buy the packs of 10. Having to go back to Floaroma if you run out is a nuisance.

After you slather a tree, it takes six real-world hours until a Pokemon comes shuffling along to a Honey Tree. You’ll have a full day from that point to come back and check the tree before the ‘mon leaves, so try to keep up with where you’ve slathered.

Once you unlock map filters, you can use the town map to scroll through which trees have Honey, which ones are bare, and what trees have Pokemon visitors waiting for you.

What Pokemon Appear at Honey Trees? A Complete List

There’s a small set of Pokemon you’ll potentially come across at Honey Trees. The Grand Underground means most of them are no longer exclusive to the trees, but if you’re lucky, you can nab them early with Honey.

Pokemon BDSP have normal Honey Trees and special Honey Trees, though it’s random which trees end up being classed as special trees.

Munchlax will only appear from a special tree, though any other Pokemon has a chance of appearing at either kind. You can tell it’s a rare Pokemon if the tree is shaking violently.

All Honey Tree Pokemon

  • Heracross: Rare encounter
  • Aipom: Normal and rare encounter
  • Munchlax: Only the Munchlax tree
  • Wurmple: Standard and rare encounters
  • Silcoon: Standard encounters, only in Brilliant Diamond
  • Cascoon: Standard encounters, only in Shining Pearl
  • Combee: Standard and rare encounters
  • Cherubi: Standard and rare encounters 
  • Burmy:  Standard and rare encounters

Pokemon BDSP Honey Tree Locations

Sinnoh has more than 20 Honey Trees on its various lanes and byways. Here’s where you’ll find them:

  • Route 205 (x2)
  • Roue 206
  • Route 207
  • Route 208
  • Route 209
  • Route 210 (x2)
  • Route 215
  • Route 214
  • Route 213
  • Route 212 (x2)
  • Route 218
  • Route 211
  • Route 222
  • Route 221
  • Valley Windworks
  • Eterna Forest
  • Floaroma Meadow
  • Fuego Ironworks

Given the spread, it’s usually best to wait until you have Fly, so you can synchronize when each tree gets slathered and have an easier time checking them all.

That’s all you need to know about Honey Trees in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but check out our other Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl guides for more tips and tricks.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Dec. 3rd 2021

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