Is Combee rare Pokémon Diamond?

Answered by Phillip Nicastro

In the original Diamond & Pearl games, Combee is indeed considered a rare Pokémon. It can be quite challenging to find a female Combee in the wild, as they have a very low encounter rate of only 12.5%. This means that for every 8 Combee you encounter, only one of them will be female.

To catch a female Combee, you will need to be patient and persistent. It may take multiple attempts before you come across one in the wild. Here are a few tips and strategies to increase your chances of finding a female Combee:

1. Location: Combee can be found in specific areas in the game. They are commonly found in the wild in Route 208 and Route 210. Make sure to explore these routes thoroughly, as Combee may appear in the grass or while using Honey on trees.

2. Time of Day: Keep in mind that some Pokémon have different encounter rates based on the time of day. While Combee’s encounter rate is not affected by time, it’s always good to be aware of any potential variations in the Pokémon population.

3. Use Repels: Using Repel can help increase your chances of encountering a Combee. By repelling weaker Pokémon, you can increase the likelihood of encountering rarer Pokémon like Combee. However, be cautious as Repels will also repel higher-level Combee if you are not at a high enough level.

4. Honey Trees: In Diamond & Pearl, you can also use Honey on trees to attract Pokémon. Smearing Honey on certain trees will cause wild Pokémon to appear after a certain amount of time has passed. Combee can be attracted to Honey trees, so keep an eye out for them and use Honey to increase your chances.

5. Breeding: If you have access to a male Combee, you can also breed it with a Ditto or a compatible Pokémon in the same Egg Group to obtain more Combee eggs. This way, you can increase your chances of hatching a female Combee and potentially save time on searching in the wild.

6. Online Trading: If all else fails and you are unable to find a female Combee, consider using online trading platforms or forums to connect with other trainers who may have one to spare. Trading can be a great way to obtain Pokémon that are difficult to find or are exclusive to certain versions of the game.

Remember, finding a female Combee can be a time-consuming process due to its rarity. But with patience, persistence, and the right strategies, you will eventually come across one and be able to evolve it into a powerful Vespiquen. Good luck on your Pokémon journey!