To evolve specific Pokémon in the games, many of them require special evolutionary items. You can find these items as you explore the world and return in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl. For those looking for shiny stones, there are a few ways you can acquire this item to give to your Pokémon. In this guide, we will detail where you can find the shiny stones in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Brilliant Pearl.
The best way to acquire Shiny Stones is to have a Pokémon with the Pickup Ability. With it, a Pokémon has a chance to get a held item while walking with it in the game. It won't always be a Shining Stone. It could be the other evolutionary items, like the Dawn or Dusk stones, or it could be a potion, something smaller that doesn't directly evolve your Pokémon. There's a bit of a random chance of finding this item with the Pickup skill, but you'll never run out of them.
Alternatively, there is a Polished Stone that you can find on Route 228 and the Iron Islands. Although these are limited locations, so once you acquire a polished stone from these areas, you cannot repeat them. We managed to catch a Pachirisu on Route 205 with the ability. While he won't always get a Shining Stone, you can have it in your party to increase the chances of getting one well before Route 228 and the Iron Islands.