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TABLE OF CONTENTS [S001] 2. VERSION UPDATES [S002] 3. INTRODUCTION [S003] 4. DIFFERENCES BETWEEN D/P AND PLATINUM [S004] 5. POKEMON PLATINUM MAIN WALKTHROUGH [S005] 6. POKEMON PLATINUM AFTERMAIN WALKTHROUGH [S006] 7. ITEM AND TM/HM LISTS [S007] 8. BREEDING POKEMON [S008] 9. THE POKEMON STAT PICTURE [S009] 10. SINNOH DEX SEE POKEMON LOCATIONS [S010] 11. POKEMON LEGENDARIES [S011] 12. WI-FI CONNECTIVITY [S012] 13. OTHER INFORMATION [S013] 14. OTHER GAME CONNECTIVITY [S014] 15. OTHER POSSIBLE CHALLENGES [S015] 16. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [S016] 17. ACTION REPLAY & OTHER DEVICES [S017] 18. CONTACT INFORMATION [S018] 19. COPYRIGHT & CREDITS [S019] [ Contained in Pokemon Platinum Main Walkthrough ] [REF.] 000.........BEGINNING NOTES............................[MW000] 001.........TWINLEAF TOWN..............................[MW001] 002.........ROUTE 201 & LAKE VERITY....................[MW002] 003.........SANDGEM TOWN...............................[MW003] 004.........ROUTE 202..................................[MW004] 005.........JUBILIFE CITY..............................[MW005] 006.........ROUTE 204 SOUTH............................[MW006] 007.........ROUTE 203 & OREBURGH GATE..................[MW007] 008.........OREBURGH CITY..............................[MW008] 009.........OREBURGH MINES.............................[MW009] 010.........OREBURGH GYM...............................[MW010] 011.........ROUTE 207 SOUTH............................[MW011] 012.........OREBURGH GATE..............................[MW012] 013.........JUBILIFE CITY..............................[MW013] 014.........ROUTE 204 NORTH............................[MW014] 015.........FLOAROMA TOWN..............................[MW015] 016.........VALLEY WINDWORKS...........................[MW016] 017.........ROUTE 205..................................[MW017] 018.........ETERNA FOREST..............................[MW018] 019.........ROUTE 205 NORTH............................[MW019] 020.........ETERNA CITY................................[MW020] 021.........ETERNA GYM.................................[MW021] 022.........OLD CHATEAU................................[MW022] 023.........ETERNA GALACTIC HIDEOUT....................[MW023] 024.........ROUTE 211 WEST.............................[MW024] 025.........ROUTE 206..................................[MW025] 026.........WAYWARD CAVE...............................[MW026] 027.........ROUTE 207..................................[MW027] 028.........MT. CORONET................................[MW028] 029.........ROUTE 208..................................[MW029] 030.........HEARTHOME CITY & AMITY SQUARE..............[MW030] 031.........HEARTHOME GYM..............................[MW031] 032.........ROUTE 209..................................[MW032] 033.........LOST TOWER.................................[MW033] 034.........SOLACEON TOWN..............................[MW034] 035.........ROUTE 210 SOUTH............................[MW035] 036.........ROUTE 215..................................[MW036] 037.........VEILSTONE CITY.............................[MW037] 038.........VEILSTONE GYM..............................[MW038] 039.........ROUTE 214..................................[MW039] 040.........ROUTE 213..................................[MW040] 041.........PASTORIA CITY..............................[MW041] 042.........GREAT MARSH................................[MW042] 043.........PASTORIA GYM...............................[MW043] 044.........ROUTE 212 SOUTH............................[MW044] 045.........ROUTE 212 NORTH............................[MW045] 046.........POKEMON MANSION/TROPHY GARDEN..............[MW046] 047.........ROUTE 210 NORTH............................[MW047] 048.........CELESTIC TOWN..............................[MW048] 049.........ROUTE 211 WEST.............................[MW049] 050.........FUEGO IRONWORKS............................[MW050] 051.........ROUTE 218..................................[MW051] 052.........CANALAVE CITY..............................[MW052] 053.........IRON ISLAND................................[MW053] 054.........CANALAVE GYM...............................[MW054] 055.........LAKE VALOUR................................[MW055] 056.........LAKE VERITY................................[MW056] 057.........MT. CORONET................................[MW057] 058.........ROUTE 216..................................[MW058] 059.........ROUTE 217..................................[MW059] 060.........ACUITY LAKEFRONT...........................[MW060] 061.........SNOWPOINT CITY.............................[MW061] 062.........SNOWPOINT GYM..............................[MW062] 063.........LAKE ACUITY................................[MW063] 064.........GALACTIC WAREHOUSE.........................[MW064] 065.........GALACTIC HEADQUARTERS......................[MW065] 066.........MT. CORONET................................[MW066] 067.........SPEAR PILLAR...............................[MW067] 068.........DISTORTION WORLD...........................[MW068] 069.........DISCOVER THE PSYCHIC TRIO..................[MW069] 070.........ROUTE 222..................................[MW070] 071.........SUNYSHORE CITY.............................[MW071] 072.........SUNYSHORE GYM..............................[MW072] 073.........ROUTE 223..................................[MW073] 074.........VICTORY ROAD...............................[MW074] 075.........POKEMON LEAGUE.............................[MW075] [ CONTAINED IN POKEMON AFTERMAIN WALKTHROUGH ] STARK MOUNTAIN QUEST 000.........NATIONAL DEX...............................[WE000] 001.........FIGHT AREA.................................[WE001] 002.........ROUTE 225..................................[WE002] 003.........SURVIVAL AREA..............................[WE003] 004.........ROUTE 226..................................[WE004] 005.........ROUTE 228..................................[WE005] 006.........ROUTE 229..................................[WE006] 007.........RESORT AREA................................[WE007] 008.........ROUTE 230..................................[WE008] 009.........ROUTE 227..................................[WE009] 010.........STARK MOUNTAIN.............................[WE010] THE BATTLE FRONTIER 011.........THE BATTLE FRONTIER........................[WE011] 012.........BATTLE TOWER...............................[WE012] 013.........BATTLE HALL................................[WE013] 014.........BATTLE ARCADE..............................[WE014] 015.........BATTLE CASTLE..............................[WE015] 016.........BATTLE FACTORY.............................[WE016] MISCELLANEOUS QUESTS 017.........SINNOH'S HONEY TREES.......................[WE017]* 018.........VICTORY ROAD & ROUTE 224...................[WE018] 019.........RETURN TO THE LEAGUE.......................[WE019] 020.........THE TOP TRAINER CAFE.......................[WE020] 021.........POKEMON CENTER BATTLES.....................[WE021] 022.........SWARMS IN THE SINNOH REGION................[WE022] 023.........EXPLORING WITH THE RADAR...................[WE023] 024.........THE TROPHY GARDEN..........................[WE024] 025.........GAMEBOY ADVANCE DONGLING...................[WE025] 026.........SINNOH'S MOVE TUTORS.......................[WE026] 027.........HUNT FOR THE BIRDS.........................[WE027] 028.........QUEST TO FULLMOON ISLE.....................[WE028] 029.........SNOWPOINT TEMPLE...........................[WE029] 030.........THE SPEAR PILLAR QUEST.....................[WE030]*** 031.........IN-DEPTH POKETCH...........................[WE031] 032.........THE GLOBAL TRADE STATION...................[WE032] 033.........YOUR OWN RESORT HOUSE......................[WE033] 034.........ROUTES 219, 220, 221 & PAL PARK............[WE034]** 035.........CHANGING DEOXYS' FORM......................[WE035] 036.........RETURN TO THE DISTORTION WORLD.............[WE036]*** 037.........THE UNDERGROUND............................[WE037]* QUESTS FROM EVENTS 038.........DISCOVER THE SECRET OF ROTOM...............[WE038] 039.........DEITIES OF ROCK, ICE AND STEEL.............[WE039] 040.........A NIGHTMARE TO NEWMOON ISLAND..............[WE040] 041.........JOURNEY THROUGH THE FLOWERS................[WE041] 042.........HALLS OF ORIGIN............................[WE042] 043.........THE GRACIDEA FLOWER........................[WE043] * These can be accessed before the National Dex also. ** The routes can be accessed before the National Dex but not the Pal Park. *** These can be done without the National Dex but you MUST have beaten the Elite Four & Champion and got recorded in the Hall of Fame to do them. [ CONTAINED IN ITEM AND TM/HM LISTS ] 001.........REGULAR ITEMS..............................[IL001] 002.........MEDICINAL ITEMS............................[IL002] 003.........POKE BALLS.................................[IL003] 004.........TMs & HMs..................................[IL004] 005.........KEY ITEMS..................................[IL005] [ CONTAINED IN BREEDING POKEMON ] 001.........THE BREEDING SYSTEM........................[BP001] 002.........PARENT INFLUENCES..........................[BP002] 003.........EGG MOVES..................................[BP003] 004.........HOW MANY STEPS?............................[BP004] 005.........SPECIAL OCCURENCES.........................[BP005] 006.........THE USEFULNESS OF BREEDING.................[BP006] [ CONTAINED IN THE POKEMON STAT PICTURE ] 001.........AN INTRODUCTION............................[PS001] 002.........INDIVIDUAL VALUES..........................[PS002] 003.........EFFORT VALUES..............................[PS003] 004.........NATURES....................................[PS004] [ CONTAINED IN SINNOH DEX SEE POKEMON LOCATIONS ] 001.........A QUICK INTRODUCTION.......................[SD001] 002.........WHERE TO SEE THEM ALL......................[SD002] [ CONTAINED IN POKEMON LEGENDARIES ] 001.........INTRODUCTION TO THE SECTION................[LP001] 002.........ARTICUNO, ZAPDOS, MOLTRES..................[LP002] 003.........REGIROCK, REGICE, REGISTEEL................[LP003] 004.........UXIE, MESPRIT, AZELF.......................[LP004] 005.........DIALGA, PALKIA.............................[LP005] 006.........GIRATINA...................................[LP006] 007.........HEATRAN....................................[LP007] 008.........CRESSELIA..................................[LP008] 009.........MANAPHY & PHIONE...........................[LP009] 010.........DARKRAI....................................[LP010] 011.........SHAYMIN....................................[LP011] 012.........ARCEUS.....................................[LP012] 013.........THE REST OF THEM...........................[LP013] [ CONTAINED IN WI-FI CONNECTIVITY ] 001.........WHAT CAN YOU DO?...........................[WF001] 002.........POKEMON TRADING............................[WF002] 003.........POKEMON BATTLING...........................[WF003] 004.........WI-FI SQUARE...............................[WF004] 005.........THE GLOBAL TRADE STATION...................[WF005] 006.........WI-FI EVENTS AND MYSTERY GIFT..............[WF006] 007.........WI-FI LIMITATIONS..........................[WF007] [ CONTAINED IN OTHER INFORMATION ] 001.........POKERUS....................................[OI001] 002.........SHINY POKEMON..............................[OI002] 003.........HAPPINESS..................................[OI003] 004.........SECRET ABILITY EFFECTS.....................[OI004] 005.........THE SPECIFICS OF FEEBAS....................[OI005] 006.........SUPER CONTESTS.............................[OI006] 007.........MECHANICS OF CATCHING POKEMON..............[OI007] 008.........EVOLUTIONARY METHODS.......................[OI008] [ CONTAINED IN OTHER GAME CONNECTIVITY ] 001.........POKEMON BATTLE REVOLUTION..................[OI001] 002.........MY POKEMON RANCH...........................[OI002] 003.........POKEMON RANGER: SHADOWS OF ALMIA...........[OI003] 004.........THE GBA GAMES AND DIAMOND/PEARL............[OI003] [ CONTAINED IN OTHER POSSIBLE CHALLENGES ] 001.........CHALLENGES, YOU SAY?.......................[CH001] 002.........MONO TYPE CHALLENGES.......................[CHO02] 003.........MONO COLOUR CHALLENGES.....................[CH003] 004.........SOLO POKEMON CHALLENGES....................[CH004] 005.........OTHER SUGGESTIONS..........................[CH005] [ CONTAINED IN ACTION REPLAY AND OTHER DEVICES ] 001.........WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH A CHEAT DEVICE........[CD001] 002.........CODES FOR POKEMON PLATINUM.................[CD002] =============================================================================== [2] VERSION UPDATES [S002] =============================================================================== 1.50 :: 23rd April 2009 Some corrections, additions and stuff. I can't update too much now since I'm kinda busy. 1.40 :: 8th April 2009 Added a bunch of edits and new information to the walkthrough based on the many e-mails I've received in regards to it; thank you for your corrections and additions! Otherwise there isn't much to say, I've still got a few sections empty and stuff. I need to play the American Platinum, but Tales of Symphonia is too addictive. Heh ;-; I still need clarification on a few things and I forgot to add half of the DP -> Plat changes, so you may need to resend e-mails that had those as the subject D=. 1.20 :: 26th March 2009 A bunch of updates with stuff I missed out since I didn't see it such as a Quick Claw being in Jublife, as well as fixing several titles and adding AR codes to the AR section thanks to a sender (the Game ID is there too if you require that). Thank you to all of the readers who sent new information in; it's pretty much all been added. I haven't given actual named credit to anyone except two people but those who sent in info like the Quick Claw, Zap Plate location etc know who they are. Thank you again. 1.10 :: 19th March 2009 A small update to just add the majority of the English names given to the new things in this game, such as the Platinum Orb now being the Griseous Orb and the new Frontier Brain names/titles, etc. 1.05 :: 14th March 2009 Updated the FAQ question with two questions I have got thus far. Also added a small bit of text to the parent influences part in the breeding section because I forgot to mention that the Everstone breeding thing only works if both parents are the same language. Also added a tidbit in the Gracidea Flower section about what Shaymin can actually activate the event. 1.00 :: 11th March 2009 The majority of the walkthrough is completed; there are some sections with no content in them but the actual walkthrough has been finished. =============================================================================== [3] INTRODUCTION [S003] =============================================================================== Pokemon is a franchise that has spanned several 'generations', currently up to four. The whole franchise started with the Red and Green versions in Japan back in 1996 and since then the game has evolved into a franchise that spans many different features including games, toys, an anime, trading cards and a fair bit more. In 1998, Red & Green were released as Red & Blue in the United States, which featured graphics from Japan's own Pokemon Blue which was a game similar to Red and Green but with extra features such as Jynx in Seafoam Islands and Ditto in Rock Tunnel. The anime had actually been aired in the US beforehand but the games quickly became a huge hit. The same happened in Europe with the Pokemon games' release in 1999, ten years ago from now. Later on, a third version was released to compliment Red and Blue, specifically Pokemon Yellow. The release of a third version with additional features came to be a reoccuring trend in the franchise. Yellow brought some new ideas to the table and is the only game to date to have a Pokemon following a trainer within the game (specifically Pikachu.) Pokemon Yellow also changed Wild Pokemon, gave Gym Leaders new teams and even added a surfing Pikachu minigame. Spin-off titles were also released to compliment these games, including Pokemon Snap and Pokemon Stadium on the Nintendo 64 and Pokemon Pinball on the Gameboy Colour. Come late 1999 for Japan and late 2000 for the United States and probably early 2001 for Europe, Pokemon Gold and Silver were released. These started the 2nd generation of Pokemon, adding 100 new Pokemon. Some were actually evolutions of those who had lived in the Kanto region where the first generation was set, such as Kingdra and Blissey but the majority were entirely new species. This second generation was received very well, also receiving spin-off titles such as Pokemon Stadium 2. The third game in the series turned out to be Pokemon Crystal, which focused on Suicune as a main legendary. It was also unique in that it was the first Pokemon game to allow the player to be a female - in all of the other games previously you had to be male. This generation was also the first one who use a real-time clock to determine whether it was Morning, Day or Night and the Wild Pokemon changed depending on this clock. 2002-03 saw the release of the next generation in Pokemon, namely Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire. Adding another 135 new Pokemon, the region of Hoenn was totally new and many new features were introduced such as full-colour graphics, proper growing berry trees, double battles and new HMs. These games featured on the Gameboy Advance and played the same as their ancestors at their core. The third generation was the one who have the highest number of games to date, as in the following years many games were released, including Colosseum, the first 3D Pokemon RPG, (though differing incredibly from the normal formula, instead pursuring 'Shadow Pokemon') remakes of the original Red and Green versions entitled Pokemon Fire Red & Leaf Green which supported many of the new features of Ruby/Sapphire and eventually Pokemon Emerald, the third game in the series which introduced many new features to the games and focusing on Rayquaza as the main legendary. Emerald was the first to introduce special ability effects, the Battle Frontier, cinematic cutscenes and a fairly changed story. It also featured an entirely different font from the Ruby/Sapphire duo. Pokemon XD was also released as a sequel to Pokemon Colosseum on the Gamecube, following the same quest of Shadow Pokemon and the eradication of Cipher. There was also the release of games such as Pokemon Trozei, Pokemon Ranger and Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. Then in 2006-07, the fourth generation of Pokemon was released on the Nintendo DS. Entitled Diamond & Pearl, these two games were the first portable games to use psuedo-3D graphics, as well as add yet another 107 Pokemon to the mix. Many of these new Pokemon were in reality evolutions of older Pokemon such as Electabuzz, Magmar, Roselia, etcetera or pre-evolutions of Pokemon such as Chansey and Roselia but there were also new Pokemon such as the starters, Starly, Kricketune, etcetera. Taking place in the Sinnoh region, these two games featured the biggest Pokemon RPG to date. Introducing things such as use of the touch screen, the Underground and the biggest battle change in the Physical/Special split - attacks were now classified according to how they work rather than what their type was. This changed some Pokemon massively, giving some like Sneasel (who evolved into Weavile in DP) a huge advantage while causing some Pokemon who used physical Hidden Power types some hardships for now Hidden Power was always special, regardless of type. Diamond and Pearl also received complimentary games, including Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Darkness, Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia and the 3D battler of the generation, Pokemon Battle Revolution. Come September 13th 2008 in Japan, the third version of Diamond and Pearl, Platinum, was released, centering on Giratina and introducing one of the best Pokemon adventures to grace the series so far (in my opinion, anyway.) Nowadays, there are 493 Pokemon total and every Pokemon you catch consists of HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed stats. They all have one of twenty-five 'natures', and also have an 'ability' to call their own that can help them in battle and depending on the ability, help the trainer outside the battlefield as well. Some Pokemon can even get one of two different abilities. Despite Pokemon being of the same species, it cannot be denied that each member of the species has a lot of variation in them. While each member of the species will turn out similar (unlike the Fire Emblem series where the RNG can cause a unit to be good in one playthrough and absolutely awful in the next) there will be some difference. But the thing that gives Pokemon the replay value is that you only have a team of six but many choices; it's worth playing again to try out some other Pokemon that you may not have used on your first go of the game. Now I'm on a tangent, blah. This should summarize the franchise, anyhow. =============================================================================== [4] DIFFERENCES BETWEEN D/P AND PLATINUM [S004] =============================================================================== Of course, being the third version, there are going to be differences, pretty much all of them adding to the gameplay at hand. A list of all of the changes is below. 1. The Sinnoh Dex has been revamped. While previously holding only 151 Pokemon it now goes up to 210. The new 59 Pokemon consist of all of the new Sinnoh Pokemon that were originally only available when getting the National Dex (such as Electivire, Gallade) etc as well as their pre-evolutions (such as Ralts, Magmar, Yanma) and a few other welcome additions such as Houndour and Swablu. All Sinnoh Dex Pokemon except for Manaphy, Phione, Dialga and Palkia are available before you get the National Dex. The only new Sinnoh Pokemon that are not in the Sinnoh Dex are the legendaries such as Heatran, Cresselia etc. 2. The ability to rebattle Gym Leaders has been restored, in a new area in the Survival Area called the Top Trainer Cafe. The Elite Four now have a second round ala Fire Red and Leaf Green where the Elite Four's Pokemon are several levels higher, as well. 3. The gym order has been swapped around; though still displaying as the fifth badge, the Hearthome Gym is now the third gym, the Veilstone fourth and the Pastoria Gym fifth respectively. 4. Amity Square has had a revamp. Some of the gyms have also had a revamp, including the Eterna Gym, Veilstone Gym and especially the Hearthome Gym. 5. There is some 'snow' in the area around Twinleaf Town. It has little impact on the game, however. 6. The male and female characters (Dawn & Lucas) as well as the rival all have new costumes, most notably being longer sleeved. 7. Nearly every Pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex has been given a new sprite, as well as those legendaries introduced in Diamond and Pearl. This does not apply to any others except for a few oddities such as Ninetales. 8. Some of the TMs & HMs around Sinnoh have been located; most notably, HM05 and HM04 are no longer in the Great Marsh or the Safari Zone, instead lying in different areas. A few of the items have also appeared in new areas, most notably the items required to evolve into the new Sinnoh Pokemon such as the Electrizer, Magmarizer and the Dubious Disc (as well as the Up-grade). 9. Wild Pokemon on the whole have had some edits. For example, you can catch Gligar and Nosepass on Route 206, Ralts on Route 208, Houndour on Route 214 etcetera. 10. Gym Leaders and Elite Four members have new teams as well as new levels. On the whole, they are harder than before. New teams incorporate the newly added Sinnoh Dex Pokemon - some of the Gym Leaders even have new 'main' Pokemon. For example, Volkner's main Pokemon is no longer a Luxray. 11. The 'secret' part of the Wayward Cave is now accessible anytime. The rock that originally barred entry unless you had Strength has now been removed, meaning that cave can be explored to the end of the secret passage. This means you can catch Gible and pick up TM26 Earthquake much earlier than before. 12. Elite Four members now have a completely unique battle background, each one of them having a main colour theme of whatever their type is (except Cynthia, of course, who has a purple/white mix). They look amazing. 13. Some of the Swarm Pokemon have been changed. For example, Pidgey is now a normal Wild Pokemon on Route 229, but a swarm is needed to find Pinsir there. 14. Move tutors have been added to Sinnoh; there are three each teaching a selection of moves infinite times. You have to pay them in shards. 15. One of the previously secret Poketch applications in DP can now be gotten normally in Platinum (the Luvdisc one, specifically.) 16. The Veilstone Department Centre now has a basement containing a variety of berries and Poffins, which is helpful if you want to evolve Feebas without going through all of the trouble of making good Poffins or something. You can also buy Lava Cookies in this basement. 17. Some new areas have been added, the most major of which are the Distortion World which plays a large role in the storyline and the Battle Frontier, which is similar to the frontier in Emerald. 18. A new Key Item called the Battle Recorder features. This allows you to record either a Battle Frontier match or a Wi-Fi battle. 19. The Global Trade Station (GTS) in Jubilife has expanded to include extra features such as allowing you to upload or download Battle Recorder videos. There are also features allowing you to see other people's box designs or Pokemon Super Contest decorations. There are two rooms dealing with Battle Recorder videos - one allows you to view the most popular, while the other lets you upload videos and find specific videos using a code. 20. The Pokemon which cannot be obtained within the game have changed. However some Pokemon that could not be obtained in DP such as Tangela and Tropius are now available within Platinum. 21. Platinum gives new forms, or as Nintendo spells it 'formes', to a total of three Pokemon - Rotom (who gets five new forms), Giratina and Shaymin. 22. There are some new items such as the Gracidea Flower which allows Shaymin to change into its Sky Forme or the Griseous Orb that lets Giratina change into its Origin Forme when equipped. 23. The Wi-Fi room has been changed. It is now a room similar to the Union Room in the GBA games but you can still ask to trade, battle etcetera. Entering friend codes is also much easier. Instead of using the menu with letters and etc to enter it with it being locked to numbers, there is a new window with the 10 possible numbers that you can hit very easily with your stylus on the touchscreen to enter the friend code. 24. The Old Chateau event with Rotom is now available as soon as you finish the Galactic Hideout in Eterna City. 25. Key Items to get specific events such as the Secret Key for Rotom or the Member's Card for Darkrai are now distributed on Wi-Fi by Nintendo, however it is for limited times so you will not always be able to get it unfortunately. 26. You must now see all 210 Pokemon to get the National Dex, instead of 150. Yes, this includes Manaphy. Thankfully you can see it. Phione is not in the Sinnoh Dex so that does not need to be seen. 27. Some of the levels of event Pokemon have been changed. Drifloon is now 15, Giratina is 47, Dialga & Palkia are 70, Regigigas is 1 (yes, level one) Heatran is 50 and Darkrai is 50. 28. The Spear Pillar quest has changed quite a bit with the addition of the Torn World. The Galactic Headquarters has also been revamped very slightly. 29. You are able to get your own house in the Resort Area. You can furnish it and occasionally get visitors. 30. Partners such as Cheryl, Mira and Riley can now be battled against in the Survival Area's Top Trainer Cafe. 31. Both Dialga and Palkia can now both be caught, like Groudon and Kyogre could be in Emerald. It is now possible to catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel in Platinum as well with specific conditions. Lastly, Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres are also available, which seems random to me but it's useful. 32. The rival can be battled outside the Top Trainer Cafe every weekend. It is possible for his level to rise and at the end his Pokemon team will actually have higher levels than Red's team in GSC did, all of his team reaching 79+. 33. The partners you travel with also have new levels, being about five levels higher than they were in DP. 34. Stark Mountain and Route 227 have been revamped. Route 227 now features a few lava pools near the mountain and Stark Mountain itself has a lava-like hue inside. The actual layout of the places remain the same. The Great Marsh has had a complete graphical revamp also, now containing more navy blue hues than the previous muddy brown. 35. There is now a Wi-Fi Plaza that allows you to play mini-games with your friends. It seems quite fun. 36. Foreign Dex Entries can now be obtained for any of the 493 Pokemon, rather than jut a select few. 37. A lot of trainers around Sinnoh have different Pokemon, many teams having new Sinnoh Dex Pokemon to allow you to complete your PokeDex. 38. Some of the PokeRadar Pokemon have changed, for example there is no longer any specific PokeRadar Pokemon on Route 218. 39. The mansion Pokemon have also changed slightly. Porygon is no longer there but now Ditto is only obtainable from there, for example. 40. There are some more gift Pokemon to get other than the Riolu egg that Riley gives you in D/P. While this egg still stays, you can now get a Togepi egg in Eterna City, an Eevee from Bebe in Hearthome City (same place as D/P but now you can get it anytime) and a Porygon from a house in Veilstone City. 41. Battles as a whole are speedier than D/P. 42. Some specific trainers have animations when they first enter battle - namely, the rival, Gym Leaders, Elite Four members and partners like Cheryl. 43. HP Bars are now a sleek black instead of the usual white. 44. Surf speed is now equal to that of the ADV games, rather than D/P. 45. Special battles such as Gym Leaders and Elite Four members will have a special VS. animation before the battle starts. 46. The Poketch has had a slight graphical remake and now the up/down buttons actually go the proper directions rather than both going forward. 47. One or two moves such as Hidden Power and Razor Leaf have new animations. 48. Platinum possesses an entirely new game intro movie. 49. The cutscene at Spear Pillar is totally different. 50. Area signs when you enter an area are stylized according to the type of area, ie the Lake Verity one has a lake background. 51. Moomoo Milk can now be bought in batches rather than one at a time. 52. Giratina, if missed in the Distortion World, can be caught in a totally different area (Turnback Cave.) This is the first time you've been able to catch the same legendary in two different places, I believe, ignoring runners. ** E-MAIL ME IF YOU KNOW ANY NOT IN THIS LIST! =============================================================================== [5] POKEMON PLATINUM MAIN WALKTHROUGH [S005] =============================================================================== The walkthrough starts here! =============================================================================== [000] BEGINNING NOTES [MW000] =============================================================================== Before the actual walkthrough does start, I must note down some stuff that you may need to know to comprehend the acronyms and whatnot. I will be assuming you can catch Pokemon, control it and all that since it is incredibly simple to do. For listing the Wild Pokemon in the area, it shall be done as follows: o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | N/A | 50% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o POKEMON is the name of the creature, TYPE are the types of the Pokemon. EVO. METHOD is what must be done to get this Pokemon to evolve - if it is level, it will say level and also list the level it evolves at. Otherwise it could say Happiness, [Element] Stone, Beauty, Time, Item etcetera. There are a fair few possibilites. RAR is short for rarity and it will be listed with the percentage of how often you find it. This would be like taking it from a sample of 100 wild Pokemon - obviously you could get lucky and find a 2% Pokemon many times or never find a 60% Pokemon but on the whole it will show how rare it is. LVLs FOUND is short for levels found and will list the possible levels for the Pokemon to be at. Finally, the find method is how the Pokemon is found. This field can include any of the following: :: Grass - Walking in the grass. :: Surf - Surfing on the water. :: Rock Smash - Breaking rocks. :: Event - Found in an event ie receiving your starter Pokemon from the bag. :: Fishing O - Fishing with the Old Rod. :: Fishing G - Fishing with the Good Rod. :: Fishing S - Fishing with the Super Rod. :: Fishing OG - Fishing with the Old or Good Rod. :: Fishing OGS - Fishing with any of the rods. :: Fishing [letters] - You get the idea. :: Grass (R) - In the Grass with Ruby equipped. Post National-Dex only. :: Grass (S) - In the Grass with Sapphire equipped. Post National-Dex only. (It may also be with Fire Red (FR), Leaf Green (LG) or Emerald (E). As always, post National-Dex only.) :: PokeRadar - Found in the grass with a Key Item you receive after you get the National Dex. Post National-Dex only, obviously. :: Swarm - Appears in the case of a route swarm as seen in Sandgem Town. Post National-Dex only. :: Garden - In the Trophy Garden Pokemon list, Pokemon with this find method will be seen there. It means that they can be in the garden but only on one day. This day is entirely random. Each route will have three seperate lists, one each for each time of the day. They will be shown each time a new area is explored that has Wild Pokemon you can access at the time. The Pokemon that you may face from the trainers will also be listed before the walkthrough to each area starts. As always, these will only show if there are actually trainers in this area. You should also note that you can delete your save file by pressing B, SELECT and UP on the Giratina screen. This must be done to successfuly save a new file onto the game cartridge. You can also soft reset the game at any time by pressing the button combination L + R + START + SELECT. This is helpful if you accidentally kill a legendary, for example. In addition, the following Pokemon are now in the Sinnoh Dex: Rotom, Gligar, Gliscor, Nosepass, Probopass, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Lickitung, Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Swablu, Altaria, Togepi, Togetic, Togekiss, Houndour, Houndoom, Magnemite, Magneton, Magnezone, Tangela, Tangrowth, Yanma, Yanmega, Tropius, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z, Scyther, Scizor, Elekid, Electabuzz, Electivire, Magby, Magmar, Magmortar, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Snorunt, Glalie, Froslass, Absol, Giratina In addition, these Pokemon CANNOT be found in Diamond, Pearl or Platinum: Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Mewtwo, Mew, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Latias, Latios, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys. These Pokemon can be found in Diamond OR Pearl but NOT Platinum: Misdreavus, Mismagius, Murkrow, Honchkrow, Stunky, Skuntank, Glameow, Purugly, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Clamperl, Huntail, Gorebyss. Keep this in mind for the walkthrough. Now, let us start Pokemon Platinum! =============================================================================== [001] TWINLEAF TOWN [MW001] =============================================================================== YOUR HOUSE ------------ Before starting, you must name yourself and your rival, as always, as well as choose your gender. Whatever you choose makes no difference to the gameplay, so pick as to your preferences. Get through Rowan's monotonous speeches (hold down A to make it go faster) until you reach the end of it and are actually in your house. Before you get to start, you will be shown a TV Report about something which I currently cannot tell you, but it has a picture of Rowan's lab. You'll be able to press A after a few seconds. As soon as you start, press X and go down to options (three down from the top) and press right on the first one (Text) to set it to fast. This makes it much more bearable if you read at a good speed. The other two are incredibly slow. The rest of the options are to your choosing. Battle Style, changed to Set, can make it so you aren't able to switch when the opponent switches like in the Battle Frontier, which can make the game a slight bit more of a challenge. Battle scene can turn the attack animations on and off. Button mode can stop your A button wearing away as fast, perhaps. Frame is always fun to customize. You should note that Platinum has new frames from D/P, including a classic GSC frame (#18). Make sure to exit with the bottom option to save the settings you chose, then save your game. Note that if you wanted to start a New Game then you would have to do B + Select + Up at the Giratina intro screen then delete your file before you could save a new one. When you start, move one square in any direction and your rival will come up the stairs and start talking to you. Once he stops, go downstairs and your mother, Johanna, will also come talk to you. She tells you that your rival asked you to go to his house, so do so. But not before she stops you at the door and tells you to beware of Pokemon. Pretty typical mother there. Attempt to enter the rival's house and he will come out and bump into you. He starts heading to the lake then stops and goes back inside again. Silly boy~ Follow him inside the house to end up talking to him again and watch him leave and threaten you with a ten million fine, then follow him. Again. This time, head out of Twinleaf north to meet up with him. Ugh. ROUTE 201 ---------- All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimchar | Fire | Level 14 | N/A | Level 5 | Event | |Piplup | Water | Level 16 | N/A | Level 5 | Event | |Turtwig | Grass | Level 18 | N/A | Level 5 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After your rival talks about something, Rowan makes his first appearance. Answer yes to his question, then after some more dialogue Dawn will come along with Prof. Rowan's briefcase. You can now choose the starter Pokemon of your choice from the briefcase - just press A on it. None of them make the game particuarly hard and they're all worth using. Infernape and Torterra are probably better than Empoleon but overall it makes little difference. Just choose who you want to - there are other Pokemon to fill the type gaps. If you want to save before you battle, save just before you pick your Pokemon. Rowan and Dawn will leave, then your rival will ask if you want to battle. When you say yes, you will be thrown into a battle. [ RIVAL BATTLE #1 ] o---------------------------------------o |- If you chose Chimchar... - | |---------------------------------------| | :: Piplup Male Lv. 5 EXP: 70 | o---------------------------------------o o---------------------------------------o |- If you chose Piplup... - | |---------------------------------------| | :: Turtwig Male Lv. 5 | EXP: 68 | o---------------------------------------o o---------------------------------------o |- If you chose Turtwig... - | |---------------------------------------| | :: Chimchar Male Lv. 5 | EXP: 69 | o---------------------------------------o REWARDS: $500 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o With no elemental attacks, this battle is a simple brawl. Just keep attacking with your main attacking move and use the secondary move if neccessary. It can be somewhat luck if the rival attacks a lot since you have no way to get your Pokemon's HP to recover. Don't worry if you lose! Piplup users particuarly might have a problem because of Turtwig's tendency to Withdraw about six times, so you might have to pray for a Critical Hit. Using Growl six times to reduce Turtwig's attack power might be worth it, for this will reduce Turtwig to about 1 or a rare 2 damage per attack, as will you be because of Turtwig's Withdraws. You must Growl to win pretty much because you WILL lose a straight-out attack fight with Turtwig. If you do lose, you will have to give up $40 and a free level for your starter, but nothing more. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o YOUR HOUSE ------------ After this INCREDIBLY ANNOYING BATTLE (if you chose Piplup) you will go back to your house. Johanna will talk to you a bit and then you will get the Running Shoes, meaning you can go faster anywhere just by holding B! Very convenient. Head out of the house and go back into Route 201, with double speed. =============================================================================== [002] ROUTE 201 & LAKE VERITY [MW002] =============================================================================== ROUTE 201 ---------- Once you are here you will meet up with your rival again, who will persuade the both of you to go to Lake Verity which is west of Twinleaf. Head left, then up to reach the entrance to the lake, and enter. LAKE VERITY ------------ All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 50% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 50% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o When you enter Lake Verity you will quickly catch sight of a blue haired man looking over the lake. Those of you who have played Diamond or Pearl will recognize him already. After he leaves, the two of you will hear a mysterious cry. After some more dialogue, the rival will leave and you can then go too. If you want to battle some of the Pokemon, feel free to. ~2 battles should get your starter to Level 7. Leave when you want. ROUTE 201 ---------- Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 50% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 40% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 3 | Grass | |Doduo | Flying | Level 31 | 40% | 2, 3 | Swarm | |Nidoran F | Poison | Level 16 | 6% | 2, 3 | PokeRadar | |Nidoran M | Poison | Level 16 | 6% | 2, 3 | PokeRadar | |Growlithe | Fire | Fire Stone | 8% | 2 | Grass FR | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 50% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 50% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Doduo | Flying | Level 31 | 40% | 2, 3 | Swarm | |Nidoran F | Poison | Level 16 | 6% | 2, 3 | PokeRadar | |Nidoran M | Poison | Level 16 | 6% | 2, 3 | PokeRadar | |Growlithe | Fire | Fire Stone | 8% | 2 | Grass FR | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 50% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 40% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 3 | Grass | |Doduo | Flying | Level 31 | 40% | 2, 3 | Swarm | |Nidoran F | Poison | Level 16 | 6% | 2, 3 | PokeRadar | |Nidoran M | Poison | Level 16 | 6% | 2, 3 | PokeRadar | |Growlithe | Fire | Fire Stone | 8% | 2 | Grass FR | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o We're now able to go through this route properly. You can go into Twinleaf and into your house to heal first if you like by talking with Johanna. After that, go through this route to the east. Defeat any Wild Pokemon you come across and enter Sandgem Town. =============================================================================== [003] SANDGEM TOWN [MW003] =============================================================================== o-----------------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | o-----------------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | | :: Potion $300 | | :: Antidote $100 | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | o-----------------------------o As soon as you enter Sandgem, Dawn/Lucas will talk to you. They will show you to the lab, then your rival will come out, bump into you and run off again. You'll then be taken inside the lab. Rowan will check your starrter and let you nickname it after that. Then a small music switch occurs and Rowan asks you a question. Say yes to get the PokeDex! At this point there should be 2 to 5 Pokemon in your PokeDex, depending on whether if you've seen Starly, Bidoof or Kricketot or not. Rowan will also appear at the door when you leave and give you your first TM of the game, TM27 Return. With a Pokemon that has max happiness, this can come in very useful with a base power of 102. You'll then be given the tour of the town's facilities. Blah blah blah. Enter the Pokemart and buy some equipment if you wish, then head back to Twinleaf. Route 201 ---------- Item: Potion Talk to the shop guy in the north of the grass to get a free Potion. Continue heading back to Twinleaf afterwards. Twinleaf Town -------------- Go back to your house, then talk to Johanna. You'll be healed, tell her you're going on a trip then receieve the Journal that documents the noteworthy moments in your gameplay. After that your rival's mother will come in, looking for him. Of course he's gone, so you get given the task to deliver a Parcel to him. Hm. Wonder what it is. After that, head back to Sandgem Town. Route 201 ---------- Same old same old. Sandgem Town ------------- Heal in the Poke Center if needed, then go down to Route 219. Route 219 ---------- Item: Antidote Head south, pick up the Antidote then head back into Sandgem. Sandgem Town ------------- This time, head north into Route 202. =============================================================================== [004] ROUTE 202 [MW004] =============================================================================== Items: Pokeball (x5), Potion Trainers' Pokemon: Starly L5, Bidoof L5, Burmy L5 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 20% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 40% | 2, 3 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 30% | 3, 4 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 3 | Grass | |Zigzagoon | Normal | Level 20 | 40% | 3 | Swarm | |Sentret | Normal | Level 16 | 12% | 2, 3, 4 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 30% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 50% | 2, 3 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 20% | 3, 4 | Grass | |Zigzagoon | Normal | Level 20 | 40% | 3 | Swarm | |Sentret | Normal | Level 16 | 12% | 2, 3, 4 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 20% | 2, 3, 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 50% | 2, 3 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 20% | 3, 4 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 4 | Grass | |Zigzagoon | Normal | Level 20 | 40% | 3 | Swarm | |Sentret | Normal | Level 16 | 12% | 2, 3, 4 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Attempt to enter the grass on Route 202 and Dawn will talk to you and quickly give you a tutorial on catching Pokemon, then she will give you 5 Pokeballs before leaving towards Jubilife. Go through the route, battling the trainers for about 60 exp a battle. Once you beat the Burmy trainer, head straight west, pick up the Potion in the grass, then turn north into Jubilife City. =============================================================================== [005] JUBILIFE CITY [MW005] =============================================================================== Items: Quick Claw, Battle Recorder Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Air Mail $50 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Heal Ball $300 | | :: Antidote $100 | | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | o-----------------------------o-----------------------o When you enter the city Dawn will talk to you and lead you into the center of Jubilife. You will then end up seeing some guy dodging between the lamposts, who then ends up talking to you seconds later. This is the Infernational Police Officer, Looker (who really should have kept his Japanese codename of Handsome) who after talking to you a fair bit will give you the new Key Item called the Battle Recorder. This allows you to keep some battles and also download some from the GTS. It will also become your Battle Pass later - quite useful. The building above the market also has a Quick Claw inside if you talk to one of the people there. After that, heal up in the Pokemon Center then head to the building directly to the left of it - the Pokemon Trainers' School. Trainers' School ----------------- Items: X Attack, Potion Trainers' Pokemon: Starly L6, Bidoof L6 When you get in, go to the far left, pick up the X Attack then talk to the rival to give him the Parcel. He'll open it and find it's a Town Map but also find there are two in there, so he gives one to you. Excellent. Just look it up in the Key Items if you need to know where to go~ The rival will then leave. You can go to the right and battle the two people here for some experience. Defeating both of them then talking to the guy will yield a Potion. Why they got rid of the TM10 you used to get here is beyond my understanding ;-;. Once you're done, head back into Jubilife City. Jubilife City -------------- Items: Potion As always, heal if you need to, then head north to talk to a guy, who is in fact the president of the Poketch company, who will tell you to find three clowns for Poketch coupons. Talk to the one behind the Pokemon Center to get the first one. Then head north towards the tall grey building with the TV screen on the front and talk to the second clown to get another coupon. Lastly, head further west and talk to the clown outside the building with the flags to get the last one. (The answer is Yes to all of the questions, by the way.) Then go back to the Poketch President and talk to him to get the Poketch! Now the bottom screen has a use outside battle. Excellent =O By the way, there is a Potion in an alley just below the clown you get Pokecoupon 2 frmo. Head west from Jubilife into Route 218. Route 218 ----------- Items: Old Rod, X Accuarcy o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 |100% | 3-15 | Fishing O | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Talk to the fisherman in the gatehouse for the Old Rod. Then head outside and across the pier to pick up an X Accuarcy. Fish for a Magikarp if you want. There are obviously more Wild Pokemon in this route but for now that is all you can get. Turn back into Jubilife when you're done. Jubilife City -------------- Head into Route 204, which is the north exit. =============================================================================== [006] ROUTE 204 SOUTH [MW006] =============================================================================== Items: Parlyz Heal, Sea Incense Trainers' Pokemon: Shinx L7, Budew L7, Magikarp L8 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 25% | 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 25% | 4, 5, 6 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 15% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 15% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 10% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 4 | Grass | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 8 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 8% | 6 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 8% | 6 | Grass LG | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20-30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20-40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3-25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10-25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30-55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30-55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 25% | 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 25% | 4, 5, 6 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 15% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 25% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 10% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 8 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 8% | 6 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 8% | 6 | Grass LG | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20-30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20-40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3-25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10-25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30-55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30-55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 25% | 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 25% | 4, 5, 6 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 15% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 15% | 4, 5 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 4 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 4 | Grass | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 6 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 8 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 8% | 6 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 8% | 6 | Grass LG | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20-30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20-40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3-25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10-25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30-55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30-55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * When using the Old Rod, Magikarp appears from 3-15 with a rarity of 100%, but with the Good Rod it has a rarity of 65% and can appear from 10-25. Though we currently cannot explore this route to its fullest, we can still look at the southern part of it, which contains EXP and Wild Pokemon. You can also get a Budew here, which is the first Grass-type apart from Turtwig you can get for a little while. Battle the trainers and head inside the cave. By the way, much later on when you get Surf, you can Surf across some water here to pick up a Sea Incense. Ravaged Path ------------- Items: Potion Head in, grab the Potion and go back out. Unless you want to catch a Psyduck or something. They're about level 6. Route 204 ---------- Nothing else to do here for now, so head back into Jubilife. Jubilife City -------------- Heal your Pokemon, then head for Route 203. =============================================================================== [007] ROUTE 203 & OREBURGH GATE [MW007] =============================================================================== Items: Poke Ball, X Defend, Repel Trainers' Pokemon: [Rival Battle L7, L9] Machop L8, Kricketot L7, Zubat L6, Starly L4, Abra L4, Bidoof L4, Budew L4, Shinx L8, Psyduck L8 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 35% | 4 - 7 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 25% | 4 - 5 | Grass | |Abra | Psychic | Level 16 | 15% | 4 - 5 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 15% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 4 | 10% | 4 | Grass | |Cubone | Ground | Level 28 | 40% | 4 | Swarm | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 5 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 5 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 5 | Grass Em | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * When using the Old Rod, Magikarp appears from 3-15 with a rarity of 100%, but with the Good Rod it has a rarity of 65% and can appear from 10-25. Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 35% | 4 - 7 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 25% | 4 - 5 | Grass | |Abra | Psychic | Level 16 | 15% | 4 - 5 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 25% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Cubone | Ground | Level 28 | 40% | 4 | Swarm | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 5 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 5 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 5 | Grass Em | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 25% | 4 - 7 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 25% | 4 - 5 | Grass | |Abra | Psychic | Level 16 | 15% | 4 - 5 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 15% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 4 | 10% | 5 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 4 | Grass | |Cubone | Ground | Level 28 | 40% | 4 | Swarm | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 5 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 5 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 5 | Grass Em | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o As soon as you enter the route, SAVE YOUR GAME. Make sure your team is ready to battle, then continue going right on the route. Nearly straight away, you will see your rival and he will see you, challenging you to a battle. No way to get out of this one. Or any of them for that matter. I will also show you what my team is at certain points so you can get a decent idea of what the average level might be around this point. Granted I got bored and started giving Piplup a level or two in Route 201 but there we go. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Starly Lv. 10 | | :: Piplup Lv. 12 | o-----------------------o [ RIVAL BATTLE #2 ] o----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Chimchar... - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Starly Male Lv. 7 EXP: 84 | | :: Piplup Male Lv. 9 EXP: 127 | o----------------------------------------o o----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Piplup... - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Starly Male Lv. 7 EXP: 84 | | :: Turtwig Male Lv. 9 EXP: 123 | o----------------------------------------o o----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Turtwig... - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Starly Male Lv. 7 EXP: 84 | | :: Chimchar Male Lv. 9 EXP: 125 | o----------------------------------------o REWARDS: $900 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Your rival has now added a Starly to his team but it is not very problematic unless you have a Turtwig. In any case it does not have Wing Attack so Turtwig can battle against it but you'll pretty much have to use Tackle. Once you've beaten Starly, he will send his starter out. For Piplup users, having a Starly will make this stage of the battle easier. Starly's Wing Attack can pretty sustainably 2HKO it. Chimchar and Piplup are fairly frail, so you can take them down with ease no matter your starter. Be wary that they DO have the elemental attacks now, meaning they can score a Super-Effective hit on your own starter. Otherwise it is pretty much a normal battle. Finish it, claim your money and the rival will run off. Weave through the trees, battling the trainers, keep going up the route. Veer left at the top through the grass to get the X Defend and Repel if you wish, then head into the cave entrance of Oreburgh Gate. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Oreburgh Gate 1st Floor ------------------------- Items: HM06 Rock Smash Trainers' Pokemon: Starly L7, Shinx L7, Bidoof L9 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 50% | 5 - 8 | Cave Floor | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 15% | 5 - 7 | Cave Floor | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 5 - 7 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Walk forward to get the attention of a Hiker who will give you a free gift of HM06. We'll be able to use Rock Smash just as soon as we get our first badge. There really isn't much to do here - just go through the cave, defeating the two trainers along the way. =============================================================================== [008] OREBURGH CITY [MW008] =============================================================================== Items: Pal Pad, Dire Hit, Yellow Shard, Super Potion, Heart Scale, Pearl, Great Ball, Pearl Trainers' Pokemon: n/a o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Abra | Psychic | Level 16 | --% | -- |InGame Trade | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Tunnel Mail $50 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Heal Ball $300 | | :: Antidote $100 | :: Net Ball $1000 | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | o-----------------------------o-----------------------o Enter and walk forward to get called a noob. I just love the slight internet language in these games now. He'll take you automatically to the gym where your rival is positioned outside it. Talk to the rival if you wish and he will tell you that the Gym Leader has gone to Oreburgh Mine. We'll have to follow after him, then. Before we do so, go into the Pokemon Center and heal your Pokemon as always. Note that you can now descend to the Wi-Fi level if you wish to do so and it will be unlocked in all of the towns you went to previously (except Twinleaf because it doesn't have a Pokemon Center). If you do go downstairs you will get your Pal Pad which allows you to record friend codes and actually do something with Wi-Fi. You will be referring to it a lot if you like to use Wi-Fi. Simply enter the Wi-Fi room once to get your Friend Code. If you wish to get an Abra, catch a Machop in Route 207 south (which you can find north of Oreburgh) and talk to the young girl in the house in the north of the city next to the Pokemart. The level will equal the Machop you trade to her and it will always be Mild, I think. Or at least I thought it would be until Chrome noticed that the nature actually depends on your ID number! I don't know which nature corresponds to which number but it is definitely affected by the ID number. The Pokemart equipment will get better later on - it improves as we get badges. It will probably be improved slightly once we get our first badge~ Also, note the large building north of the Pokemon Center. This is where you can revive fossils that you might pick up in the underground - called the Oreburgh Mining Museum. If you go inside and talk to the man at the counter with a fossil in your inventory you will be able to revive it into a L20 Pokemon, depending on the fossil. There's little else to do in Oreburgh, so head down to the mining part. If you head south then go left past the gap in the barrier and north again you can pick up two items. Search the slag heap/rock like structure right above these items to find a hidden Pearl and Heart Scale in two different tiles (the Heart Scale is behind where the builder sometimes walks so you may need to wait for him to move). In addition, if you go to the south-east corner and talk to the builder there, you will get a Super Potion. Chrome also found a house around here somewhere where a man will give you another Pearl. They give you far too many of these D: There's also a Great Ball in the house to the far east of Oreburgh. If you talk to the youngster on the second floor you'll get it. Afterwards, head into the mine. =============================================================================== [009] OREBURGH MINE [MW009] =============================================================================== Floor 1F ---------- Items: Poke Ball Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 65% | 5 - 8 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 25% | 5 - 7 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |MetalCoat+Trade| 10% | 6 - 8 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The first floor of Oreburgh Mine is nothing special. Head down the first set of steps, then go right and pass under the rail and head up to the grab the Poke Ball. Head down the steps into the basement. Floor B1F ----------- Items: Potion, Escape Rope Trainers' Pokemon: Geodude L9, Geodude L6, Machop L8 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 65% | 6 - 9 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 25% | 6 - 8 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |MetalCoat+Trade| 10% | 7 - 9 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o If you want any of those three Pokemon I would recommend catching them here due to the increased levels from 1F. Either way, head down the passage and turn right. Talk to the builder next to the wall to initiate a battle, finish it then grab the Potion. From there, head further west and talk to Roark, who is positioned between two rocks. He'll tell you about Rock Smash then return to his gym, so we can now battle him for the Coal Badge! Before we leave, head further right and talk to this builder too to initiate another battle. Once you've finished that battle, head left and pick up the Escape Rope. You can either leave the mines by using it or just walking out normally. Either way, make your way back to Oreburgh City. Note that you can also go through this room via the left and jump down the ledge to get to Roark. Oreburgh City -------------- We're nearly ready to head into the gym. Heal up at the Pokemon Center, then go left and enter the gym. =============================================================================== [010] OREBURGH GYM [MW010] =============================================================================== Items: TM76 Stealth Rock, Coal Badge Trainers' Pokemon: Geodude L11, Geodude L9, Onix L9 Those of you who have picked Piplup or Turtwig will find this gym fairly easy. Chimchar users may want to either use a Budew or Psyduck or evolve Chimchar so that it learns Mach Punch as a Monferno and loses its Rock weakness. As a Rock type gym, you will be facing just a few rock types altogether. Monferno, Piplup or Turtwig should be able to hold their own fine. Note that Monferno's Ember will still do a fair bit to the Geodude because of their poor special defense stat. Once you've beaten the first two trainers, walk up to Roark and save. Then initiate the battle with him. Some dialogue, then the battle begins. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Staravia Lv. 14 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 16 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER ROARK ] o----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Coal Badge! - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Geodude Male Lv. 12 EXP: 187| | :: Onix Male Lv. 12 EXP: 277| | :: Cranidos Male Lv. 14 EXP: 297| o----------------------------------------o Rewards: $1680, TM76 Stealth Rock, Coal Badge STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o As always, Turtwig's Razor Leaf, Piplup's Bubble or Chimchar's Ember will be a large help with these Rock-types (Chimchar's Ember not so much) so just spam the elemental attacks on Geodude or Onix, or Mach Punch if you have it. Water Gun Psyduck or Absorb Budew will also work. Cranidos is a bit more durable. It can be taken down with the same method but beware of its attacks - with 125 base attack power they are sure to put some hurt on your Pokemon! Use Potions if you have to and keep up the battle until you win. Geodude and Onix are easy - Cranidos is the only problematic here. With Pursuit and Headbutt it can certainly cause some damage. Roark will also heal it with one Potion as soon as it gets onto yellow health for 20 HP. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you've beaten Roark, you will get some money, TM76 and the Coal Badge, allowing us to use Rock Smash! We can now explore Oreburgh Gate and Route 204 some more. But first, head back into Oreburgh City and head up north to Route 207 - the south part of it, anyway. =============================================================================== [011] ROUTE 207 SOUTH [MW011] =============================================================================== Items: Poke Ball Trainers' Pokemon: n/a Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 35% | 6 - 8 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 25% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 5 | Grass | |Phanpy | Ground | Level 25 | 40% | 18 - 18 | Swarm | |Stantler | Normal | M/A | 12% | 6 - 8 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 45% | 6 - 8 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 25% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Phanpy | Ground | Level 25 | 40% | 18 - 18 | Swarm | |Stantler | Normal | M/A | 12% | 6 - 8 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 35% | 6 - 8 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 15% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 5 - 5 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 6 | Grass | |Phanpy | Ground | Level 25 | 40% | 18 - 18 | Swarm | |Stantler | Normal | M/A | 12% | 6 - 8 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Not a whole lot here but there are some new Pokemon to get, including Ponyta which can make a good Fire-type for your team (though you will have access to Houndour, Flareon and Magmar later on as well.) Pick up the Poke Ball, do what you wish, then leave. We'll be able to explore the upper part of this route later on. Oreburgh City -------------- Head for Oreburgh Gate again. Note that the Pokemart has now expanded its choice for you due to your Coal Badge - it now contains Super Potions, Repels, Escape Ropes and a bunch of status healing items. Just before you enter the gate, your rival will meet up with you, spout some nonsense then leave. We must go too. =============================================================================== [012] OREBURGH GATE [MW012] =============================================================================== Floor 1F --------- We've already covered this floor, but there is more to find. If you teach Rock Smash to a random Bidoof or something, you can then smash the brown rock at the top of the cave. Do so and go down to the 2nd floor. Floor B1F ---------- Items: TM70 Flash, Big Pearl Trainers' Pokemon: Riolu L34, Staraptor L34 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 50% | 5 - 9 | Cave Floor | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 8 - 10 | Cave Floor | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 10% | 6 - 8 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 10 | Cave Floor | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * 100% with Old Rod from 3-15, 65% with Good Rod from 10-25. B1F holds a few things but at present there is not much we can pick up apart from Flash. You cannot face the trainer until you get Surf, either. From when you come downstairs, go right, break the rock, go around and pick up the item. This is TM70, Flash, allowing you to see fully in dark caves. There are only two places in the game where this can be used and both are optional so you do not HAVE to teach it if you don't want to. If you head to the left and break more rocks, you can go around then and pick up a Big Pearl which you can sell for cash. That is all it's useful for... This is as far as you can go without a Bicycle, so we'll have to leave for now. Head back to Route 203. Route 203 ---------- Just head through the route as normal back to Jubilife. Nothing has changed. =============================================================================== [013] JUBILIFE CITY [MW013] =============================================================================== Items: Memo Pad Poketch App, Fashion Case As soon as you enter, you will come into contact with Looker who will talk with you for a few moments. Once he leaves, head into the main part of Jubilife and heal your Pokemon if needed. The GTS is now open as well if you want to use it. Go inside the Poketch building (the one with the flags) and talk to the Poketch President next to the counter to get your first additional Poketch app, the Memo Pad. Then try to head up north of Jubilife. You will come across Rowan, Dawn/Lucas and some mysterious people with oddly coloured hair (turquoise?) and uniforms. These are Galactic grunts, and you will face many of these throughout the game. You will end up going into a double battle with the Galactic Grunts, with Dawn/Lucas as your partner. This lets you now get three new Pokemon in your dex - a starter, Glameow and Stunky! Very useful. Anyhow, just... kill them. They're fairly frail, Glameow moreso than Stunky. Be warned that Stunky is Poison/Dark so only Ground-type moves have a Super Effective bonus on it. Once you've beaten them, they will all leave and you will be invited into the TV Centre in Jubilife City. You don't have to enter if you don't want to but there is some stuff in there we can get. You will also get a Fashion Case along with the invitation to the centre. Jubilife TV Station -------------------- Item: [Starter] Mask, Mystery Gift Unlock If you go up to the second floor and talk to the brown haired man with glasses, you will receive a mask of the first form of the starter you chose (ie I got a Piplup mask). This mask is a contest accessory and can be used in the Super Contests. If you head into the room right next to the stairs you just came up, you can talk to the hiker and have a go at dressing up your Pokemon. If you do you can get a photo of it put up next to the dressing room and you should also be able to share it with other people over the GTS. You can also be interviwed when you come out of the dressing room if you wish but it has no real effect. Just ignore the lady if you don't want to bother. Up on the third floor, if you talk to the guy next to the blonde girl near the bottom of the screen you will get the option to input some text. Put in 'EVERYONE HAPPY' for the first one and then after some more dialogue you will be asked to input another phrase. This time, choose 'WI-FI CONNECTION' as your words and you will unlock Mystery Gift! At times you will be able to download some items from Wi-Fi that will allow you to access special things within the game that are normally unobtainable. It's about time Nintendo started using Wi-Fi to distribute things. The rooms near the stairs when you first come up to this floor contain records. Look at them if you like. There is nothing on 4F so head back to the 1st floor. Note on the 1st floor that if you talk to the woman at the counter you can get a lottery ticket and if it matches with the ID of any of your Pokemon you can win some good items, but it is very hard to win unless you have traded with a lot of people. That's all for the TV Station, so head out of Jubilife and into Route 204 when you're ready. =============================================================================== [014] ROUTE 204 NORTH [MW014] =============================================================================== Route 204 South ---------------- We have obviously been here already, but head north into Ragged Path. Ravaged Path -------------- Items: TM39 Rock Tomb Trainers' Pokemon: n/a o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 65% | 3 - 6 | Cave Floor | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 4 - 6 | Cave Floor | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * 100% with Old Rod from 3-15, 65% with Good Rod from 10-25. Ragaved Path is a very short cave. When you enter, go the left route, break the rock and grab the TM39 that is lying there. Then head right, break the rocks and exit the cave. Route 204 North ---------------- Items: Awakening, TM09 Bullet Seed Trainers' Pokemon: Budew L9, Cherubi L11, Wurmple L10, Kricketot L11, Pachirisu L11, Pachirisu L11 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 25% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 25% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 15% | 9 - 10 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 15% | 9 - 10 | Grass | |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 10% | 9 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 8 | Grass | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 10 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 10 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 10 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 8% | 10 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 8% | 10 | Grass LG | |Sunkern | Grass | Sun Stone | 12% | 10 - 11 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 25% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 25% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 15% | 9 - 10 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 25% | 9 - 10 | Grass | |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 10% | 9 | Grass | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 10 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 10 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 10 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 8% | 10 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 8% | 10 | Grass LG | |Sunkern | Grass | Sun Stone | 12% | 10 - 11 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 25% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 25% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 15% | 9 - 10 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 15% | 9 - 10 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 8 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 8 | Grass | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 10 | Grass Ru | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 10 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 10 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 8% | 10 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 8% | 10 | Grass LG | |Sunkern | Grass | Sun Stone | 12% | 10 - 11 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The North of Route 204 is basically the south but with higher levels overall and the addition of Sunkern for the Pokeradar Pokemon. Simply go through the route, battle the trainers, pick up the items etc etc. Your starter should probably have evolved by now, unless you have Turtwig in which case it will probably be approaching Level 18. You should make sure to pick up the Bullet Seed TM in the small clearing over to the left near the top, then head up into Floaroma. =============================================================================== [015] FLOAROMA TOWN [MW015] =============================================================================== Items: Oran Berry, Cheri Berry, [Random] Berry, TM88 Pluck Trainers' Pokemon: n/a o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Bloom Mail $50 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Heal Ball $300 | | :: Super Potion $700 | :: Net Ball $1000 | | :: Antidote $100 | | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | | :: Awakening $250 | | | :: Burn Heal $250 | | | :: Ice Heal $250 | | | :: Escape Rope $550 | | | :: Repel $350 | | o-----------------------------------------------------o First off, heal and buy anything you need, then head up to the flower shop. Pluck the trees of their berries and head inside. Talk to the far left girl to get the Sprayduck which allows you to water berry plants. Talk to the brown haired girl on the right to get a random berry. You can also exchange berries for some equipment with the blonde haired girl but the more flashy items are incredibly costly, requiring about 100 berries of a rare type. Whether its worth it depends on you. Next, head into the house with the red roof just north of the Pokemon Center and talk to the little girl next to the Clefairy to get TM88, Pluck. This is a flying type move of 60 power which can basically steal an opponent's berry and use it straight away, kinda like the move Bug Bite. That is all you can do for now, so head right into Route 205. One reader also suggests that using Pluck on a Pokemon that can use it well (such as Staravia perhaps) can very much help against the many important Pokemon that hold Sitrus Berries in this game (which recover 25% of HP when the Pokemon is at low health.) Route 205 ---------- Items: Chesto Berry, Pecha Berry Trainers' Pokemon: n/a We cannot explore this route fully yet because of the Galactic Grunts but we can head to the right. Part of the way through you will be asked by a girl to help save her papa in the Valley Windworks. We must do so, so keep heading to the right of the route. =============================================================================== [016] VALLEY WINDWORKS [MW016] =============================================================================== Valley Windworks Outside ------------------------- Items: Potion Trainers' Pokemon: Glameow L13 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 45% | 9 - 12 | Grass | |Buizel | Water | Level 26 | 25% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Pachirisu | Electric | N/A | 10% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Shinx | Electric | Level 15 | 20% | 10 | Grass | |Electrike | Electric | Level 26 | 40% | 9 - 10 | Swarm | |Mareep | Electric | Level 15 | 12% | 9 - 12 | PokeRadar | |Drifloon**| Ghost/Flying | Level 28 | --% | 15 | Event | |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Shellder | Water | Water Stone | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * 100% and 3-15 with Old Rod, 65% and 10-25 with Good Rod. ** Drifloon stands outside the Windworks on Fridays only. It will appear once every Friday but only after you complete the Valley Windworks quest. There is little we can do here currently, but notice the yellow honey tree to the right. Once we get some honey you'll be able to put some on the tree and attract a Pokemon. Refer to the honey tree section in the Aftermain walkthrough to see the Pokemon lists and rarity. If you talk to the Galactic Grunt blocking the door, a fight will start. Once you beat him, he will go inside the Windworks and lock himself inside, meaning you cannot get in. Great. Head back to Floaroma. Route 205 ---------- Blah. Floaroma Town -------------- From here, heal and then head out of the city through the north-west exit. Floaroma Meadow ---------------- Items: Honey (x10), Works Key Trainers' Pokemon: Stunky L13, Zubat L11, Zubat L11 When you enter you will see two Galactic Grunts attacking a man in hopes of getting his honey. Once you beat them they will run off, dropping the Works Key which you will then get, meaning you can now go into Valley Windworks. The guy will also give you a BUNCH of Honey. You can now buy Hoeny infinitely from him at one piece at a time for $100 each. Giving you 10 honies instead of just the 1 like in D/P was quite kind, I must say. Head back to the Windworks. Floaroma Town -------------- Heal, leave. Route 205 ---------- ALONG THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD~ Valley Windworks Outside ------------------------- Head up to the door, press A, select yes and you're in. Valley Windworks Inside ------------------------ Items: Trainers' Pokemon: Zubat L13, Glameow L11, Stunky L11 The Galactic grunt who locked it before will be surprised and run off to inform the admin of your arrival, who we will be facing in due time. You must face at least one Galactic grunt but you may as well battle both of them. After you have beaten them, don't be afraid to return to Floaroma and heal if you need to. When you're ready, save and walk into Mars for her to notice you. She will say a few things, then your first Galactic Admin Battle will start, with its own music too. Sounds like the Brawl version =O o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Staravia Lv. 18 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 18 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC ADMIN MARS ] o----------------------------------------o |- Save the Valley Windworks! - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Zubat Female Lv. 15 EXP: 172| | :: Purugly Female Lv. 17 EXP: 666| - @Oran Berry o----------------------------------------o Reward: $1360 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Zubat is not too hard to take down but be wary of its Toxic and Giga Drain attacks. Thankfully Zubat has rather bad special attack so Giga Drain shouldn't do too much and it will normally use Bite which doesn't do a whole lot. Once you've beaten it, the real hard part starts. Purugly is the evolved form of Glameow and at this part of the game it is very durable unless you have a good Fighting-type. Staravia can help here because of Intimidate and Endeavor will also come in very useful. Use everything you need to to beat it - it will usually only use Scratch but it is powerful and will probably deal a fair bit of damage to you each time it uses it. It will always start with Fake Out too, so don't expect to move the first turn it comes out. It is also very fast, despite how it looks - BE CAREFUL. It should die in a few hits but you may need two Pokemon to do it. Staravia's Endeavor can also come in useful here for getting Purugly's HP down. Purugly will often use Faint Attack as well, which will probably OHKO Kadabra/Alakazam if you are using either of them. After some more dialogue Galactic will leave, and you can now explore Route 205 to its fullest. Drifloon can also now appear on Fridays. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Outside Valley Windworks ------------------------- When you go outside, Looker will come up to you and compliment you on your victory over Galactic. After he leaves, head back to Floaroma to heal, then go back onto Route 205. This time, we will explore. =============================================================================== [017] ROUTE 205 [MW017] =============================================================================== Items: X Sp.Def, Oran Berry, Pecha Berry, Heal Ball, Super Potion Trainers' Pokemon: Ponyta L14, Geodude L10, Geodude L11, Geodude L12, Roselia L14, Bidoof L12, Pachirisu L12, Onix L14, Machop L15, Piplup L14 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 65% | 9 - 12 | Grass | |Buizel | Water | Level 26 | 15% | 10 - 11 | Grass | |Pachirisu | Electric | N/A | 10% | 9 - 11 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 10% | 10 | Grass | |Hoppip | Grass/Flying | Level 18 | 12% | 9 - 12 | PokeRadar | |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Shellder | Water | Water Stone | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * 100% and 3-15 with Old Rod, 65% and 10-25 with Good Rod. We must now head up North towards the border of the Eterna Forest. Head up and battle the Picknicker, then head through the grass and further north (placing honey on the tree to the south if you want - only put one on there or it will probably not work). Head further up north, defeat the hiker then pick up the X Sp.Def. Battle the aroma lady, head up further north and battle the girl here with a Bidoof. Pick the berries and get the Heal Ball, then go back and start heading north over the rock. Battle the Camper now, to add Aipom to your dex. Further up, battle the Hiker with an Onix. Further up, grab the Repel, battle with the fighter girl. Up again, fight the Picknicker with a Piplup and that is all of the trainers done. Go to the far right and down the steps to pick up a Super Potion then go back up and into the house. Talk to the woman inside to heal your Pokemon, exit the house and go north into Eterna Forest. =============================================================================== [018] ETERNA FOREST [MW018] =============================================================================== Items: Antidote, Parlyz Heal, Net Ball, Potion, Green Shard Trainers' Pokemon: Pachirisu L16, Wurmple L11, Silcoon L13, Beautifly L15, Abra L17, Abra L17, Burmy (Rock) L14, Wurmple L11, Dustox L15, Cascoon L13, Burmy (Steel) L14, Meditite L17, Psyduck L17 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 30% | 10 - 11 | Grass | |Buneary | Normal | Happiness | 24% | 11 - 13 | Grass | |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 10% | 10 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 10% | 12 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 12 | Grass | |Silcoon | Bug | Level 10 | 5% | 12 | Grass | |Cascoon | Bug | Level 10 | 5% | 12 | Grass | |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 4% | 13 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 1% | 14 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 1% | 14 | Grass | |Slakoth | Normal | Level 18 | 40% | 10 - 11 | Swarm | |Nincada | Bug/Ground | Level 20 | 12% | 12 - 14 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 13 | Grass Ru | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 13 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 4% | 13 | Grass FR | |Metapod | Bug | Level 10 | 4% | 13 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 4% | 13 | Grass LG | |Kakuna | Bug/Poison | Level 10 | 4% | 13 | Grass LG | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 40% | 10 - 11 | Grass | |Buneary | Normal | Happiness | 24% | 11 - 13 | Grass | |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 10% | 10 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 10% | 12 | Grass | |Silcoon | Bug | Level 10 | 5% | 12 | Grass | |Cascoon | Bug | Level 10 | 5% | 12 | Grass | |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 4% | 13 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 1% | 14 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 1% | 14 | Grass | |Slakoth | Normal | Level 18 | 40% | 10 - 11 | Swarm | |Nincada | Bug/Ground | Level 20 | 12% | 12 - 14 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 13 | Grass Ru | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 13 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 4% | 13 | Grass FR | |Metapod | Bug | Level 10 | 4% | 13 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 4% | 13 | Grass LG | |Kakuna | Bug/Poison | Level 10 | 4% | 13 | Grass LG | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 30% | 10 - 11 | Grass | |Buneary | Normal | Happiness | 24% | 11 - 13 | Grass | |Hoothoot | Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 10% | 12 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 10% | 12 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 12 | Grass | |Silcoon | Bug | Level 10 | 5% | 12 | Grass | |Cascoon | Bug | Level 10 | 5% | 12 | Grass | |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 4% | 13 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 1% | 14 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 1% | 14 | Grass | |Slakoth | Normal | Level 18 | 40% | 10 - 11 | Swarm | |Nincada | Bug/Ground | Level 20 | 12% | 12 - 14 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 13 | Grass Ru | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 13 | Grass Em | |Caterpie | Bug | Level 7 | 4% | 13 | Grass FR | |Metapod | Bug | Level 10 | 4% | 13 | Grass FR | |Weedle | Bug/Poison | Level 7 | 4% | 13 | Grass LG | |Kakuna | Bug/Poison | Level 10 | 4% | 13 | Grass LG | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Eterna Forest is quite large and there are a lot of trainers to face. Nearly as soon as you walk forward a woman will talk to you - this is Cheryl, who will join you on your journey through Eterna! This means all battles will be doubles including both trainer and Wild Battles. Chansey is also added to your Dex. [ POKEMON TRAINER CHERYL ] o----------------------------------------o |- Travel through the forest! - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Chansey Female Lv. 20 EXP: --- | o----------------------------------------o Notice how Platinum has added new graphics to Eterna Forest, making it appear as though there are gaps in the trees letting through light. Very nice. To start, head left and into the grass and pick up the Antidote. Go back out of the grass and head north then left again and you should see a mysterious green rock. This is the Moss Rock and its power causes Eevee to evolve into Leafeon during a level-up. However contary to popular belief you do not have to level up Eevee in this exact grass patch - it can be anywhere in the forest, even right outside the Old Chateau if you want to. From there, head right through the grass and underneath where the cut trees are until you come to a pair of trainers. Also - do not worry about healing for after every battle, Wild or Trainer, Cheryl will hear both her Chansey and your Pokemon. However, you should also note that you can only capture Wild Pokemon when there is only one of the two left and Chansey can and will attempt to kill any Wild Pokemon that appear with Egg Bomb, so you need to be quick. You can come back later and catch Pokemon without Cheryl being there though. Walk right in between the trainers to start a battle. This battle will add Silcoon and Beautifly to your PokeDex, which is useful. Go further to pick up a Parlyz Heal, then head further right and battle the Psychics which will add Abra to your PokeDex if you've yet to see one. It's also worth noting that Chansey won't even steal any of your exp - having Cheryl along board is very useful, I must say. After the Psychics, continue heading south and pick up the Net Ball in the grass. Head further east, and head in between the Bug Catchers to battle them too, allowing you to see your first alternate form Burmy. This is added to the Pokedex under a different form expansion you will get later on in the game, but it doesn't count as a seperate dex entry since we already have Burmy. However this battle will add Dustox to your PokeDex. Then keep heading right until you reach another item in a grass patch. Pick it up to receive a Potion. Head further up then take a left turning and go up again to battle two more psychics, to add Meditite to your dex and Psyduck too if you haven't seen one yet. Once you've beaten them, go up and then right. Keep going through the grass and you'll reach a larger section. Go through the grass and pick up the item lying there - a Green Shard. Head up out of the grass and right towards the exit of Eterna Forest. Cheryl will bid you farewell giving you the Soothe Bell, then leaving. That is the last you will see of her for quite a while. Exit yourself afterwards. =============================================================================== [019] ROUTE 205 NORTH [MW019] =============================================================================== Items: Pecha Berry, Cheri Berry, Oran Berry (x2), Guard Spec. Trainers' Pokemon: Magikarp L8, Magikarp L10, Magikarp L12 (x2), Magikarp L14, Magikarp L16, Magikarp L14, Goldeen L17, Goldeen L17, Magikarp L14 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 30% | 12 - 14 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 28% | 12 - 14 | Grass | |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 10% | 13 | Grass | |Silcoon | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 14 | Grass | |Cascoon | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 14 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 12 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 1% | 15 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 1% | 15 | Grass | |Slowpoke | Water/Psychic |Level 37/KingRk| 12% | 13 - 15 | PokeRadar | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 8% | 13 - 14 | Grass Sa | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * 100% with Old Rod from 3-15, 65% with Good Rod from 10-25. The northern part of Route 205 has different Wild Pokemon and are also slightly stronger. Face the fishermen if you want (mainly to add Goldeen to your Dex) but you can save them for later if you plan to get Rotom or something. Grab the berries up top and the Guard Spec at the bottom you can get if you go around. Finally, enter Eterna City. =============================================================================== [020] ETERNA CITY [MW020] =============================================================================== Items: HM01 Cut, Draco Plate, Super Potion, Explorer Kit Trainers' Pokemon: n/a o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * 100% with Old Rod from 3-15, 65% with Good Rod from 10-25. o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-----------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Air Mail $50 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Heal Ball $300 | | :: Super Potion $700 | :: Net Ball $1000 | | :: Antidote $100 | :: Nest Ball $1000 | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | | :: Awakening $250 | | | :: Burn Heal $250 | | | :: Ice Heal $250 | | | :: Escape Rope $550 | | | :: Repel $350 | | o-----------------------------------------------------o Finally, the second gym town. Straight away you will notice the Team Galactic grunt, who we will deal with later. Heal up in the Pokemon Center, then go up the top of the city and your rival will run into you. He will then lead you to a weird statue on a plateau. However, the mysterious blue haired man is there again! He will leave shortly after, as will your rival. While we're here, go onto the top of the plateau and face towards the statue, positioning yourself in the middle of it (so directly north of the statue) and press A to find the Draco Plate that increases the power of dragon moves by 20% and also does somehing else... After that, head back down the steps the way you came and a blonde haired woman in black will see you and talk to you. This is Cynthia, an important person during the journey. She will give you HM01, Cut and then leave. TM46 was the Poke Ball you saw from the place where you got the Draco Plate, but we cannot get it until we can use Cut. Next, go into the house directly to the right of the Pokemon Center and talk to the old man to get the Explorer Kit. Then head further south. Note that the blue doored house next to the Poke Mart has an old man inside who is the Name Rater of this game and will be happy to nickname your Pokemon. Keep going and then go into the gap between the trees (pas the first one then go right) to pick up a Super Potion. Lastly, talk to the girl blocking the entrance to the gym. This is Gardenia, and after some dialogue she will go inside. Follow her into the gym. =============================================================================== [021] ETERNA GYM [MW021] =============================================================================== Items: TM86 Grass Knot, Forest Badge Trainers' Pokemon: Cherubi L17, Roselia L17, Budew L15, Budew L16, Budew L17, Roselia L19 The Eterna Gym has changed considerably from D/P but it is actually easier to manage - the leaves on the flower clock will turn every time you successfully beat a trainer in turn, so you will need to beat all of them to get to Gardenia and battle for the gym badge. It is basically a rout the trainers thing. Start off by battling the first trainer (you will have to actually talk to her) and take down her Cherubi and Roselia. After you beat her, you will see the leaves rotate allowing you to go to the right section of the gym. Talk to this next challenger and take down her Budew. The leaves will rotate again allowing you access to the left and the water geysers will also go down, letting you actually exit the gym. Go over to the left and battle the third Aroma Lady, taking down her Roselia. Finally, the leaves will rotate again, allowing you access to Gardenia. Go up to her, save and initiate the battle. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Staravia Lv. 24 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 23 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER GARDENIA ] o----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Forest Badge! - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Turtwig Male Lv. 20 EXP: 273| | :: Cherrim Female Lv. 20 EXP: 570| | :: Roserade Female Lv. 22 EXP: 961| - @Sitrus Berry o----------------------------------------o Reward: $2640, TM86 Grass Knot, Forest Badge STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o If you have either a Monferno, Ponyta or Staravia, Gardenia will be fairly easy to beat. Spam Fire and Flying whenever you can. If you don't have those types then the battle becomes a bit harder - especially Roserade due to its very high Special Attack stat. Grotle users can Curse and attack with Bite; those with Prinplup are in for a bit of trouble unless they have Staravia or Ponyta - you may be able to Peck them to death if Prinplup is high enough, though. There isn't a whole lot else I can advise on this battle, but it shouldn't be too hard in the long run. Cherrim can also use Safeguard so statuses may not be the best strategy for this battle. Roserade is also capble of using Stun Spore to paralyze your Pokemon, Grass Knot to cause heavy damage to your heavier Pokemon and Magical Leaf to deal great damage to Pokemon weak to Grass attacks such as Prinplup (it will likely 2HKO them.) The other two are thankfully not much of a threat. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After you win, you will get the Forest Badge which allows all Pokemon up to Level 30 to obey you always and also the TM for Grass Knot, a Grass-move that increases in power as the weight of the opponent increases. The leaves will rotate one last time - you should now leave the gym. We still have things to do in Eterna. Eterna City ------------ Head up to the Pokemon Center and heal, then teach Cut to something. We are now going to explore the Old Chateau. Once you're ready, head out of the city back into Route 205. Route 205 & Eterna Forest Outskirts ------------------------------------ Items: Oran Berry (x2), Cheri Berry (x1), Bluk Berry (x2), Razz Berry (x2), SilverPowder, TM82 Sleep Talk Trainers' Pokemon: n/a Head to the far left of the route and then go through the path is under the entrance to the Eterna Forest. Cut one of the trees you come across and proceed through onto the rock platform to get to a clearing. Collect the four berries here then conintue through the line of trees and ascend the stairs onto the rock. Pick up the Silverpowder here (+20% pwr to Bug attacks) and go right to pick up TM82, Sleep Talk (when asleep, pick a move at random.) Then head back through the passage the way you came and enter Eterna Forest (if you want to cut around Eterna Forest than use that passage but follow it through.) Eterna Forest -------------- Items: Ether Trainers' Pokemon: n/a You'll notice Gardenia by the trees. Talk to her and she will say about the mansion being haunted, then leave. Cut a tree and go through. Go up the top, pick up the Ether on the right, then enter the mansion. I believe you can find an Insect Plate if you come back here with an Itemfinder app, too. On that note, one reader (who I guess I'll credit as latias922, but you know who you are. Thanks!) has confirmed that the Insect Plate is indeed there and it is located towards the fence outside the mansion at the right side, near the very back of the area (or top from the game view.) You will need to take an educated guess where it is though since the Dowsing App will not give a specific location. =============================================================================== [022] OLD CHATEAU [MW022] =============================================================================== Items: Rare Candy, Big Pearl, Dread Plate, Old Gateau, TM90 Substitute Trainers' Pokemon: n/a o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 100%| 14 - 17 | House Floor | |Gengar | Ghost/Poison | N/A | 8% | 16 | HsFlr GBA* | |Rotom | Electric/Ghost | N/A | --% | 20 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * With any GBA cartridge inserted, Gengar can be found on the second floor corridor in the room fourth from the left. It is only after you get the National Dex like all of the other insert Pokemon, however. The Old Chateau has a wealth of items to get, as well as a new foggy palette & LOTS of Gastly. First off, head straight ahead into the Dining Room. Go to the far left and pick up a Rare Candy, then go to the far right and pick up the Big Pearl lying there. Exit the dining room, then head up the left stairs and go through the door on the left. Pick up the Old Gateau lying there on the floor (heals all status problems but it must taste awful if it is actually old) then exit that room. You can check out the right room for some information if you like but there is no item in the room. Then go into the upper room - this is a corridor. Start from the left; the first room on the far left contains the Dread Plate that boosts the power of Dark-type moves by 20%. Leave the second room for now and ignore the third and fourth rooms too. In the fifth room, you can pick up TM90 Substitute. The room to the left of this one contains a pic with weird glowing red eyes - in this room are Wild Gengar if you insert a Pokemon GBA cartridge after you have the National Dex. Returning to the 2nd room from the left, if you go inside you will notice a TV. If you engage this TV at any time after 8pm (press A on it) then you will get a message asking you to 'thump' the TV. If you say yes, Rotom will appear. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Rotom Lv.20 Genderless Electric/Ghost | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Rotom is a Pokemon that almost appears to be a legendary because of music and setting although it really isn't. However Rotom possesses qualities such as a completely unique type, a fairly low catch rate and a special event required to encounter it. At this stage in the game your Pokemon are likely to be around 20 themselves, so adding Rotom to your team might not be a half-bad idea. Rotom can also change forms if you can get your hands on the Secret Key item and activate the event that goes alongside it (either with a proper AR code or by using Mystery Gift to get it on Wi-Fi.) You pretty much have to encounter Rotom anyway to add it to your PokeDex. Once you're done in the Chateau, leave and return back to Eterna City. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Eterna City ------------- Items: TM46 Thief See that spiky building at the top? We're going there next. Add Rotom to your team if you want to use it, then with your Cut Pokemon head up the top, and Cut the tree. Before entering the building go right and run down the passage to pick up TM46, Thief, which can steal items your opponent is holding. When you've got that, head back to the building and enter. =============================================================================== [023] ETERNA GALACTIC HIDEOUT [MW023] =============================================================================== Items: X Speed, X Special, Blue Shard, Revive, Up-Grade Trainers' Pokemon: Zubat L17, Zubat L16, Stunky L17, Glameow L18, Croagunk L19, Glameow L19, Stunky L16, Croagunk L16, Glameow L16, Kadabra L20 When you enter, a Galactic grunt will talk to you and reveal himself to be Looker! After some dialogue he returns to his original disguise, leaving you to explore the hideout. Start by battling the two grunts positioned in double battle position (you can take them on singuarly if you desire.) Once you beat their incredibly common Pokemon, go up the stairs and battle the grunt here. Pick up the X Speed, descend the stairs then go up the stairs on the right. I should mention this now - if you don't want to battle use the stairs with a poster, which one of my readers recommended. It does mean you lose out on EXP but it's that much faster. The male grunt here won't fight you, but go across to the female grunt and battle her Glameow. The female grunt on the far right won't fight you either. Once you beat the female grunt, go around and up the stairs to the right. Defeat the female grunt here with what may as well be Team Galactic's mascots then pick up the well-hidden X Special in the corner. Go back downstairs and this time take the middle stairs up. Follow the path around and then battle the scientist on the far right (the grunt won't battle you) and add his Kadabra to your PokeDex. Head up the stairs right next to him, pick up the Blue Shard and Revive on the floor, then descend the stairs and this time take the middle stairs. Wow, this room this pretty! Stars and all that. Yeah. Take the path around. Run right past the people, grab the Up-Grade on the far right of the room, then save. When you're ready, talk to the purple haried woman, who is Jupiter, the second admin of Team Galactic. After some dialogue, a battle will start, admin music and all. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Staravia Lv. 25 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 24 | | :: Rotom Lv. 22 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC ADMIN JUPITER ] o------------------------------------------o |- Clear the Galactic Hideout! - | |------------------------------------------| | :: Zubat Female Lv. 21 EXP: 243 | | :: Skuntank Female Lv. 23 EXP: 1029 | - @Sitrus Berry o------------------------------------------o Reward: $1840 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Like Mars, Jupiter has a Zubat of her own which is equally easy to take out. Just zap it, slap it, wing it, burn it, whatever. It's incredibly easy to take out. Then comes what can be the problem for this battle - Skuntank. Skuntank is the evolved form of Stunky and like its pre-evolution it has a Poison/Dark typing, meaning it is only really vulnearable to Ground attacks. Being a second stage Pokemon it is also quite durable like Purugly was and just about as strong. If you have any Ground-moves, abuse them. If not, just fight to take it down, using Potions, Super Potions etc if you need them. Don't forget you have the option to use the X ___ items as well if you need a boost! Skuntank has a powerful Dark-typed Night Slash attack which will take down any Psychic or Ghost types incredibly easy, but confusing it may be an option. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you beat Jupiter, all of the Galactic people will leave. The guy who Jupiter was 'dealing' with thanks you and asks you to come to his Cycle Shop. We will go - with pleasure. Head down the stairs, then the stairs on the left and then the stairs on the furthest left you can get to to reach the bottom floor. If you have the Secret Key you can now unlock the Rotom appliance room; go to the top left hand corner of the room, stand in the gap between the wall and the thing with the black and yellow squares and press A for a large gap in the wall to appear. Enter and you will be able to choose one of five items for Rotom to change into, giving it a move of a specific type depending on what it changes into as well as improved stats. Go out of the building when done. Eterna City ------------ Items: Bicycle o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Togepi | Normal | Happiness | --% | 1 | Event (Egg) | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Head towards the Bike Shop and Cynthia will appear and talk to you. If you have six Pokemon in your party, she will not do anything but she will stay there until you talk to her without six in your party. When she talks to you with a space in your party, she will give you an Egg that will eventually hatch into a Togepi (after roughly 2,500 steps). Then enter the Bike Shop and talk to the guy at the counter to receive a free Bicycle! Go to your Key Items and Register it straight away so you can pull it out by just pressing Y. That is all for Eterna City, but first we should quickly go to Route 211 West, which is east of Eterna City. =============================================================================== [024] ROUTE 211 WEST [MW024] =============================================================================== Items: Great Ball, TM12 Taunt, Moon Stone Trainers' Pokemon: Zubat L14, Zubat L14, Zubat L14, Geodude L14, Onix L18, Starly L17, Hoothoot L17 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 40% | 13 - 15 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 20% | 14 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 15% | 14 - 15 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 15% | 14 - 16 | Grass | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 10% | 16 | Grass | |Tyrogue | Fighting | Level 20 | 12% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Teddiursa | Normal | Level 28 | 8% | ?? - ?? | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 40% | 13 - 15 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 20% | 14 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 15% | 14 - 15 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 15% | 14 - 16 | Grass | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 10% | 16 | Grass | |Tyrogue | Fighting | Level 20 | 12% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Teddiursa | Normal | Level 28 | 8% | ?? - ?? | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 20% | 13 - 15 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 20% | 14 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 15% | 14 - 15 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 15% | 14 - 16 | Grass | |Hoothoot | Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 10% | 15 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 14 | Grass | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 10% | 16 | Grass | |Tyrogue | Fighting | Level 20 | 12% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Teddiursa | Normal | Level 28 | 8% | ?? - ?? | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o There isn't too much to do on this route apart from face a few trainers and catch some Pokemon if you wish to. You can also explore a tiny section of Mt. Coronet from here. If you go up when you first enter the route through the grass there is a hidden Great Ball in the upper empty square amongst the grass. If you have Rock Smash, defeat the Hiker then go further down the valley. Beat the bird keeper, and grab the TM12 at the bottom. Then enter Mt. Coronet. Once you get Surf, come back here and Surf across the lake at the bottom where Taunt is and use the Dowsing App to find a hidden Moon Stone! Thank you to one reader for finding this (the same one who found the King's Rock later on in Celestic Town, I might add) Mt. Coronet Route 211 Entrance ------------------------------- Items: Ice Heal Morning/Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 15 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Psychic/Fighting| Level 37 | 20% | 14 - 16 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 14 | Cave Floor | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 10% | 16 | Cave Floor | |Cleffa | Normal | Happiness | 10% | 13 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 13 - 15 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 5% | 14 - 15 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LevelUpInCronet| 5% | 14 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 13 - 15 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Psychic/Fighting| Level 37 | 20% | 14 - 16 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 14 | Cave Floor | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 10% | 16 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 13 - 15 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 5% | 15 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LevelUpInCronet| 5% | 14 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Break the rock to the right, grab the Ice Heal. That is all you can really do here, but if you want you can catch some Pokemon and if you get a Nosepass and level it up here, you can have a Probopass at this stage of the game, which is pretty cool. You'll have a huge defensive tank too, but probably hard to train. Go out of the mountain and back to Eterna when you're done. Eterna City ------------ Items: Friendship Checker app Head back to the Pokemon Center, heal and this time head south. By the way, you can also get some herbal items in a house to the right of the Galactic Hideout, but they will make your Pokemon dislike you so be careful. Also, if you talk to the lady in the Pokemon Center you will get the Poketch app called the 'Friendship Checker', allowing you to check how happy your Pokemon are. When you've got this, exit the Pokemon Center, get on your bike and head down into the Route 206 gatehouse. =============================================================================== [025] ROUTE 206 [MW025] =============================================================================== Items: EXP. Share, Flag, Razz Berry (x2), Burn Heal, Super Repel, Rawst Berry (x2), Poison Barb Trainers' Pokemon: Pikachu L21, Staravia L21, Ponyta L21, Starly L17, Starly L18, Starly L19, Starly L18, Staravia L20, Shinx L21, Ponyta L20, Shinx L18, Pikachu L21, Onix L18, Onix L20 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 16 - 18 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 20% | 17 - 19 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 20% | 16 - 17 | Grass | |Gligar | Ground/Flying |RzrFngNghtLvlUp| 20% | 16 - 18 | Grass | |Kricketune| Bug | N/A | 10% | 17 | Grass | |Larvitar | Rock/Ground | Level 30 | 40% | 5 - 7 | Swarm | |Baltoy | Psychic/Ground | Level 36 | 12% | 18 - 19 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 16 - 18 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 20% | 17 - 19 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 30% | 16 - 17 | Grass | |Gligar | Ground/Flying |RzrFngNghtLvlUp| 20% | 16 - 18 | Grass | |Larvitar | Rock/Ground | Level 30 | 40% | 5 - 7 | Swarm | |Baltoy | Psychic/Ground | Level 36 | 12% | 18 - 19 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 16 - 18 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 20% | 17 - 19 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 20% | 16 - 17 | Grass | |Gligar | Ground/Flying |RzrFngNghtLvlUp| 10% | 16 - 18 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 17 | Grass | |Kricketune| Bug | N/A | 10% | 18 | Grass | |Larvitar | Rock/Ground | Level 30 | 40% | 5 - 7 | Swarm | |Baltoy | Psychic/Ground | Level 36 | 12% | 18 - 19 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o In the gatehouse, talk to the scientist nearly directly left of the door and if you have seen a certain number of Pokemon (30?) you will get an Exp. Share, an item which will allow you to get one Pokemon always get at least half of the experience in a battle. Helpful for raising things up for your PokeDex. Making sure you are on your bike, head out of the gatehouse into proper Route 206. Head on the bridge and start fighting the trainers for experience. Also note that Cycling Road has been revamped a bit - there are now streetlights and it's more colourful overall. Mostly electric types and such. Once you reach the second gatehouse, talk to the blonde girl to get a Flag, a Super Contest accessory. Go outside and pick the two Razz Berries, then head to the right and cut down the tree (just head south to Route 207 if you don't want to bother with this part of the route.) Going here allows you access to the grass where you can capture Pokemon such as Nosepass and the newly added Gligar. There are some more trainers down here, mostly hikers. Go to the left, pick up a Burn Heal and keep going that way to come across a hiker. He doesn't battle you, though. Head further north, pick the two Rawst Berries, then go back down and then go right under the bridge to reach the other side again and go further north to pick up a Super Repel and head further north to battle the hiker here. Circle around the tree and head under the bridge again to the left and pick up the Poison Barb on the floor. Head back over to the right side, and enter the cave here. Note that this is entirely optional, and you can simply continue to Route 207 if you wish. If you do plan to enter and hate Wild Pokemon Battles, you want to bring some Repel for this cave has a particuarly high encounter rate from what I can see. =============================================================================== [026] WAYWARD CAVE [MW026] =============================================================================== Main Entrance --------------- Items: Green Shard, Escape Rope, Super Potion, Blue Shard, Great Ball, Revive, TM32 Double Team, Yellow Shard Trainers' Pokemon: Gible L22, Geodude L19, Bronzor L21, Hoothoot L22, Buizel L20, Shinx L20, Psyduck L22, Aipom L22, Buneary L22, Staravia L17, Ponyta L20, Shellos L20, Geodude L20, Onix L22, Geodude L20 Morning/Day/Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 30% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 40% | 17 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 15% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 15% | 17 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Sandshrew | Ground | Level 22 | 8% | 17 - 18 |Cave Floor LG| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o If you have Flash and have something to teach it to, now is a good time to use it. You don't need it per se but it is quite helpful. From the start, head up go left (hit the wall, go down one square and then go left if you need specific directions) and break the rock here. Head north, then go right and press A on the middle rock to find a Green Shard. Go the left, break the rock, go north again and then left again and break another rock. Now head north, right, break another rock. Go further right, down, pick up the Escape Rope on the floor and head right again, then further down and break yet another rock. At this point I actually found a Shiny Onix while I was writing this :o I had five balls left and I caught it on the last one (a Net Ball.) That was pretty lucky! But I'm getting sidetracked here. Break the rock, head further down, press A on the leftmost rock at the bottom in this corridor to get a Super Potion. Break down this rock, go right, down, break another rock. SO MANY DAMN ROCKS. This area would be good if you liked to smash things. Go right, up, right, up, left, smash the rock. Head up, left and finally you will reach Mira. Talk to her and like Cheryl, she will partner up with you. Free healing. Yay. [ POKEMON TRAINER MIRA ] o----------------------------------------o |- Guide Mira out of the cave! - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Kadabra Male Lv. 26 EXP: --- | o----------------------------------------o If you want to exit the cave now, just take Mira back in reverse. Alternatively you can collect the items and face the trainers around the cave, as I will be doing in this guide. So if you are going to stay for more, keep following, otherwise head down to the Secret Entrance part. Note there is a Yellow Shard on one of the rocks in the 'room' Mira is in. Use the Dowsing App to find it. With Mira in your grasp (kinky), head right and back down, right again and this time keep going straight down to enter a double battle with two trainers. Beat them and press A on the rock directly below you to get a Blue Shard. Next, head north, left, down, left, up, left, up and this time go to the right instead. Enter the double battle here, and click on the rock to the left in the middle of this short path to get a Great Ball. Next, head up out of this corridor and go left, up, left, up, left and this time keep going to the left until you come to a breakable rock. Smash it, go left slightly and then down. Enter the double battle here, win, and pick up the Revive on the floor. Go back up, right and then down on the next turning you come across. Head left, down, then further left (no need to break the rock yet.) Once more, go down and enter the double battle. After that is done, break the rock and pick up the TM32 here (Double Team). Head back up, right and this time break the rock. Go through the newly formed gap and go down. Crush the hikers here in one last double battle (I love the jolly tune that plays before you fight a hiker though) and press A on the leftmost rock at the bottom to pick up a Red Shard. That is everything in this cave - head up, left through the recently formed gap, up, right through the rock gap, then go down, further right through the rock gap here, down again, right through the rock gap and down to finally exit this cave. Mira will leave you now without actually giving you any reward, but you will be able to battle with her and against her later on. Follow her example, and leave the cave yourself. Route 206 ---------- If you wish to enter the secret part now, head a little down, then left under the bridge and then keep trying to go up when you're out of view until you find a path up (it is to the left of the underside of the bridge) and you should enter a cave. Secret Entrance ----------------- Items: Dusk Stone, Max Ether, Grip Claw, Rare Candy, TM26 Earthquake Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day/Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 30% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 25% | 17 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 15% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 17 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Gible | Ground/Dragon | Level 24 | 20% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Sandshrew | Ground | Level 22 | 8% | 17 - 18 |Cave Floor LG| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Use Flash again in here if you wish, though you don't really need it this time and head down the stairs. Now my Togepi egg is hatching as I write this... bah. Cute level one Togepi that I won't be using. Anyway, first, go left then press A on the rock furthest to the left in the corner to find a hidden Dusk Stone. Then, go up the mud slide, then go up the next one again since there is nothing in that gap to the right. After doing that, jump over the four bike humps and pick up a Max Ether on the floor. Head up, around and jump down the ledge. Slow your bike down with B then jump over this ledge to get into the part inaccessible with the faster speed. Go around following the rock path then head up and left over the bike hump. Go across the wooden bridge, then on the intersection between the two mounts go up and over the bike hump (with a faster speed) and pick up the Grip Claw on the floor here (allows you to extend the duration of attacks like Fire Spin, Bind, Wrap etc.) Go back over the bike hump and this time head up the mount and across the top mounts - going across the wooden bridge - and go over ONE bike hump and pick up the Rare Candy. Either jump off the ledge and go around or manipulate your speed (like moving around and building up speed on your bike) and get over the bike hump on this part to get to the other side of the rocks. Head around the rocks here and cross over yet another rock hump then head down these mounts and head up the stairs to a SECRET CAVE OOOOOOOOOH. Pick up the TM26 Earthquake here. Yup, you get Earthquake this early in the game. If you don't want to use it for competitive battling later on or something (though you can get more TM26s through Pickup and such) then you can teach it to a Gible or Gligar to make training them much easier. That is everything for this part of the cave, so jump off the ledge halfway through the mounts on the lower floor and head out of the cave (or use an Escape Rope if you wish.) Route 206 ---------- Items: PP Up We've done practically everything for Route 206, so now it is time to head into Route 207 - head south. If you need to heal, don't bother going back to Eterna for another healing point is coming up incredibly soon. I did actually miss one item before - just before you get to the cut point that allows you to leave 206 reverse slightly and you should notice a cut tree in between the mass of large trees. Cut it down and you can pick up the PP Up here (it isn't actually hidden but you can't see it through the tree.) Then cut one of the exit trees and head down into Route 207. =============================================================================== [027] ROUTE 207 [MW027] =============================================================================== Items: Oran Berry (x2), Cheri Berry, Bluk Berry, Revive, Super Potion, Dowsing Machine App, VS. Seeker, Great Ball, Rare Candy Trainers' Pokemon: Buizel L18, Luxio L18, Gligar L21, Machop L21, Meditite L21, Geodude L17, Geodude L17, Geodude L19, Onix L19, Chimchar L22, Pachirisu L22, Geodude L20, Nosepass L20 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 35% | 6 - 8 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 25% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 5 | Grass | |Phanpy | Ground | Level 25 | 40% | 18 - 18 | Swarm | |Stantler | Normal | N/A | 12% | 6 - 8 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 45% | 6 - 8 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 25% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Phanpy | Ground | Level 25 | 40% | 18 - 18 | Swarm | |Stantler | Normal | N/A | 12% | 6 - 8 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 35% | 6 - 8 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 15% | 5 - 7 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 5 - 5 | Grass | |Kricketot | Bug | Level 10 | 10% | 6 | Grass | |Phanpy | Ground | Level 25 | 40% | 18 - 18 | Swarm | |Stantler | Normal | N/A | 12% | 6 - 8 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Finally, a new route. You can pick up some berries to the left possibly but since we have visited Route 207 before from Oreburgh and have seen these berry plants it is possible they are growing. Head down the mudslide here and you can then go into Oreburgh City. /-----------------------------------------------------------------------------\ Oreburgh City ------------- Heal and replenish your supplies if needed. You can also revive any fossils you may have found underground here (it should be Cranidos or Shieldon.) The Poke Mart will contain the same items that Eterna had after you got Gardenia's badge for the markets in every single town depend on how many badges you own. When you're done head back up into Route 207. \-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/ Resuming Route 207, head back up the mudslide and go down the lower right path. Fight the youngster here (adding Luxio and possibly Gligar to your dex) then go up the mount and fight the blonde female fighter (we'll be able to get the item on the upper level later.) Head to the upper level of the rock and commence a battle with a hiker here. Go across the bridge and pick up a Revive, then head around the path again (or jump off the ledge to the right if you want to skip some trainers) and now go right on the upper path - go back to Oreburgh to heal if need be. Do the double battle with the two campers, pick up the Super Potion between the two air vents, and battle the Hiker here, who thankfully lost his Bronzor from D/P. Attempt to enter the cave and Dawn or Lucas will see you and talk to you. Select the first option to get the VS. Seeker (though it probably doesn't even matter) and then you'll get a Dowsing App for your Poketch after, otherwise known as the Itemfinder. The VS. Seeker is particuarly useful for battling trainers on outside routes. After she/he finishes, enter the cave. One reader has also found a Great Ball just before the entrance to Mt. Coronet and a Rare Candy on the ledge after the Hiker that protects the path to the Revive. Both items are invisible but can be located with the Dowsing App that you just obtained. =============================================================================== [028] MT. CORONET [ROUTE 207 ENTRANCE] [MW028] =============================================================================== Items: Stardust, (Energypowder?) Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 19 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Psychic/Fighting| Level 37 | 20% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 18 | Cave Floor | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 10% | 20 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 17 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 17 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 5% | 18 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LevelUpInCronet| 5% | 18 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 30% | 19 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Psychic/Fighting| Level 37 | 20% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 18 | Cave Floor | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 10% | 20 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 17 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 5% | 18 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LevelUpInCronet| 5% | 18 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 19 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Psychic/Fighting| Level 37 | 10% | 18 - 20 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 18 | Cave Floor | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 10% | 20 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 17 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 17 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 15% | 18 - 19 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LevelUpInCronet| 5% | 18 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o If you head north when you enter and use the Dowsing App, you might be able to find an Energypowder. We can't explore this part too much now, but head south and into the gap and you'll end up seeing Cyrus again. He'll say some stuff about Mt. Coronet's past then leave. Head up the upper stairs here and press A on the rock closest to the wall (one space away) to get some Stardust. Go around the huge rock in the middle, down the stairs and out the cave. You could also take the Rock Smash path down the bottom but it yields nothing extra. =============================================================================== [029] ROUTE 208 [MW029] =============================================================================== Items: Great Ball, Ether, Odd Keystone, Nanab Berry (x2), Razz Berry (x2), Bluk Berry (x2), Pinap Berry (x2), RANDOM Berry, Berry Searcher App, Tinymushroom Trainers' Pokemon: Onix L22, Machop L23, Nosepass L22, Roselia L18, Combee L22, Mime Jr. L20, Bonsly L20 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 20% | 18 - 20 | Grass | |Ralts | Psychic | Level 20 | 15% | 17 - 18 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 20% | 18 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 15% | 19 - 20 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 30% | 18 - 19 | Grass | |Dunsparce | Normal | N/A | 40% | 18 | Swarm | |Smeargle | Normal | N/A | 12% | 18 - 20 | PokeRadar | |Zangoose | Normal | N/A | 8% | 20 | Grass Ru | |Seviper | Poison | N/A | 8% | 20 | Grass Sa | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 20% | 18 - 20 | Grass | |Ralts | Psychic | Level 20 | 15% | 17 - 18 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 20% | 18 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 15% | 19 - 20 | Grass | |Budew | Grass/Poison | Happiness+Day | 20% | 18 - 19 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 19 | Grass | |Dunsparce | Normal | N/A | 40% | 18 | Swarm | |Smeargle | Normal | N/A | 12% | 18 - 20 | PokeRadar | |Zangoose | Normal | N/A | 8% | 20 | Grass Ru | |Seviper | Poison | N/A | 8% | 20 | Grass Sa | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Ah, Route 208, a new route with delicious Ralts. Go across the bridge and face yet another hiker, then go north across the bridge and battle the Blackbelt. Go down the steps, pick up the Great Ball. Later on when you get Surf, you will be able to fight a Fisherman with Barboach/Gyarados, L31 each and when you get Rock Climb you can battle a Hiker with Golbat/Graveler/Onix, all L35 each but for now they are out of bounds. Head right across the bridge, battle ANOTHER hiker (some hiker soup would be nice, but it would be a bit hairy) and go up and break the rocks. Pick up the Ether then go down the steps to the right to find the route's first grass. Roselia and Bibarel are also now available, both of which can be helpful if you want a Grass-type or a slave for your HMs. Budew takes so long to evolve... Battle the Aroma Lady here to see a trainer with - surprisingly enough - stickers on their Pokemon! At least on the Roselia. You also get Combee in your PokeDex from this battle. Excuse me while I go find a Ralts... that doesn't Teleport away from me. Ugh. Anyway, after the Aroma Lady, battle the Artist. After that head down and talk to the fighter hiding in the bushes to get an Odd Keystone, which you can get Spiritomb with if you are very patient. Pick up the berries at the top, then enter the house and talk to the old man to get a random berry (which I believe you can do every day. Also, talk to the little girl to get the BERRY SEARCHER app, which keeps track of berry locations around Sinnoh (say Yes when she asks you a question.) You can also buy "mulch" from the woman, which is basically fertilizer for your berries. It's nothing you need though. Afterwards, head through the gatehouse into Hearthome. Note that there is a hidden TinyMushroom below the Aroma Lady if you pull out the Dowsing App. =============================================================================== [030] HEARTHOME CITY & AMITY SQUARE [MW030] =============================================================================== Hearthome City ---------------- Items: Glitter Powder, Tuxedo/Dress, Poffin Case Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Eevee | Normal | Various | --% | 20 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o As soon as you get a few steps into the city, a Buneary will run right into you, causing it to stop in its tracks (might be a female). The trainer comes to collect it, thanking you for stopping it and invites you to the Pokemon Contest Hall at the top of the city, introducing herself as "Keira" (which I'm sure is spelt wrong on the game...) Head up through the city (I'll give a market list later after we get 3 badges) and head into the Pokemon Center to heal, also pulling out any new Pokemon from the PC you may have caught. Go into the house next door and talk to Bebe. If you have a spare slot in your party then you can get a Level 20 Eevee! Unfortunately you may not get any elemental stones for a while (unless you find them undergroun) but if you want a Leafeon you can go back to Eterna Forest pretty easily it a level up there. Espeon and Umbreon are obtainable with the normal happiness + time method and you'll be able to get Glaceon much much later on. Enter the contest hall at the top and you'll enter a conversation with your mother and Keira. You'll get Glitter Powder (an accessory) as a reward and your mother will also give you a tuxedo or a dress depending on the gender you are playing as, which you will wear when you take part in Super Contests. Finally, talk to the woman wearing purple over to the right. This is Fantina, the Gym Leader of Hearthome City, and unlike D/P we can face her right now! But first we shall take a trip to Amity Square (unless you would rather go straight to the gym, in which case go down to that section.) In addition, if you visit the house over to the right of the Pokemon Center with the contest emblem on the front of it and talk to the Gentleman in there you will receive a Poffin Case, allowing you to both make and buy poffins. Afterwards, go to the top left of Hearthome and enter Amity Square. Amity Square ------------- Items: TM45 Attract, Amulet Coin, Glitter Boulder, Spooky Plate, TM43 Secret Power Trainers' Pokemon: N/A This is an area that got completely revamped from D/P :o It is quite pretty. Thankfully the amount of Pokemon you can now enter Amity Square with has been expanded, but there is still a limited amount. However, you can enter Amity Square with a D/P/P starter Pokemon of any level, so it isn't too hard to get in. Once you're in, go straight north and enter the huge rock structure to find that it is a teleporter, and you'll end up next to an item. This is TM45 - pick it up, then re-enter the teleporter to return to the original one. Go down and cross the bridge in the center and pick up the item on the mound here - this is TM43, Secret Power. After that, just head back left and go down and exit Amity Square, for that is all you can do on this side of it. Instead, go to the right side of Hearthome and enter that way, so that you are on the right hand side of Amity Square. From this side, head north and enter the first teleporter you come to. Collect the item (Amulet Coin) then go back into the teleporter you came from to go back to the beginning. This time, head one square into the teleporter then go left and you will warp somewhere else. Enter the same teleporter again and this time take the right teleporter to end up on the same ledge as a large guy. Talk to him and say Yes to get the Glitter Boulder accessory. Then go back into the teleporter and use the straight path. Head back into this teleporter to return to the first one, then in this same teleporter, go left to end up on the ledge with the Happiny woman, then re-enter the teleporter and take the right path to end up on the ledge with the large guy. Then in the teleporter on this ledge, take the left teleporter to end up on a new ledge. Pick up the Spooky Plate here. That covers all of the items in Amity Square, I believe. Note that after walking about ~200 steps, talk to the Pokemon you are walking with to get a random accessory or berry. You can do this as much as you want. When you're ready, exit Amity Square and head into the Hearthome Gym. =============================================================================== [031] HEARTHOME GYM [MW031] =============================================================================== Items: TM65 Shadow Claw, Relic Badge Trainers' Pokemon: Misdreavus L23, Gastly L20, Drifloon L22, Drifloon L21, Drifloon L21, Haunter L23, Misdreavus L24, Gastly L21, Gastly L22, Haunter L24, Gastly L23 Enter the gym to be greeted by an entirely new revamp. No more of those stupid maths puzzles that D/P had - the puzzle is a little harder now. Listen to the gym guy talking to you if you wish, telling you what to do, then enter the gym. If you have Rotom and it has gotten up to Level 29, then you will probably be able to utterly sweep this gym with Ominous Wind. Having any Ghost type can help (since Gastly/Haunter/Gengar are also available to you at this point.) Basically you are in a maze of duskull heads, and you are given a torch to use to see (though truth be told you don't really need it.) If you come within the torch range of any of the trainers you will have to battle them, but you should for the experience anyway. To start, battle the female trainer on the left and then the male trainer on the right. Then, find the blue shape on the floor in the room somewhere, and enter the matching door to the north. The shape on the floor is random, though the trainer battles are not, but you will have to do the shape puzzle by yourself (though it is incredibly easy.) The next room has the same puzzle but four trainers and the maze is larger, as well as five doors. As usual, battle all of them for the experience, then find the matching shape and enter the matching door to get to the next room. The next room holds Fantina, so now is a good time to go back and heal if you need to. When you're ready, go in and talk to Fantina to start the Gym battle. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Kirlia Lv. 20 | | :: Rotom Lv. 30 | | :: Staravia Lv. 29 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 31 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER FANTINA ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Relic Badge! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Duskull Female Lv. 24 EXP: 498 | | :: Haunter Female Lv. 24 EXP: 648 | | :: Mismagius Female Lv. 26 EXP: 1041| - @Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $3120, TM65 Shadow Claw, Relic Badge STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o As I've said before, Ghost types will come in quite useful. The levels I have at the moment (apart from Kirlia) are a bit overlevelled anyway because I spent so long in Wayward Cave gathering info. Be warned that psychic-types are not too likely to last long - Duskull knows Shadow Sneak, a Ghost-type Quick Attack which can quickly take down Kirlia, Alakazam etcetera. Plus then you have other Ghost moves to account for, so all in all it is unlikely a Psychic Pokemon can be too much help in this fight. Other types should mostly do fine and on the off-chance you have a Dark-type they will perform exceptionally well in this fight. Normal-type Pokemon will also be immune to Ghost attacks. Rotom will completely sweep this battle under the rug if you have a good one, as will Haunter/Gengar if they have a good Ghost move (though they don't necessarily need it considering Hypnosis...). Ominous Wind from Rotom will do plenty of damage, but be warned that Mismagius does have Shadow Ball which is also super effective against your own Ghost-types. Granted Ominous Wind should kill Mismagius in two hits. Damn, I'm supporting Rotom too much here. Either way, keep attacking with the strongest attacks you have that are not Normal or Fighting typed. Mismagius can put the hurt on you if you aren't careful but it is generally easier than its D/P counterpart. Fantina will also use Super Potions if she gets the opportunity. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you beat Fantina, go right and step on the teleporter to return to the front of the gym. Exit the building, and go heal your Pokemon. Hearthome City ---------------- Now that you have the Relic Badge, we have three badges total, meaning the Poke Mart gets upgraded again! The market now holds the following items; the second counter being Hearthome exclusive as usual. o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Heart Mail $50 | | :: Great Ball $600 | :: Heal Ball $300 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Net Ball $1000 | | :: Super Potion $700 | :: Nest Ball $1000 | | :: Revive $1500 | | | :: Antidote $100 | | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | | :: Awakening $250 | | | :: Burn Heal $250 | | | :: Ice Heal $250 | | | :: Escape Rope $550 | | | :: Repel $350 | | | :: Super Repel $500 | | o-------------------------------------------------------------o It's time we leave for Veilstone, but not before a rival battle! When you enter the gatehouse to Route 209, your rival will be there! When he notices you, a battle will start. This won't be too hard, hopefully. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Kirlia Lv. 21 | | :: Rotom Lv. 30 | | :: Staravia Lv. 29 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 31 | o-----------------------o [ RIVAL BATTLE #3 ] o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Chimchar... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staravia Male Lv. 25 EXP: 604 | | :: Roselia Male Lv. 23 EXP: 748 | | :: Ponyta Male Lv. 23 EXP: 748 | | :: Prinplup Male Lv. 27 EXP: 827 | o-----------------------------------------o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Piplup... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staravia Male Lv. 25 EXP: 604 | | :: Buizel Male Lv. 23 EXP: 369 | | :: Ponyta Male Lv. 23 EXP: 748 | | :: Grotle Male Lv. 27 EXP: 814 | o---------------------------------------- o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Turtwig... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staravia Male Lv. 25 EXP: 604 | | :: Buizel Male Lv. 23 EXP: 369 | | :: Roselia Male Lv. 23 EXP: 748 | | :: Monferno Male Lv. 27 EXP: 820 | o-----------------------------------------o REWARDS: $2700 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Staravia will start the battle this time - unlike D/P, the rival's Starly will evolve much, much sooner. Staravia is mildly powerful but nothing too big - a quick jolt of electric will put it out of commison. The other three shouldn't be too much trouble, despite being dependant on type (though it seems having Chimchar means you get a fair bit more EXP on the whole...) Just match type with type and it should be fine. Roselia, Buizel and Ponyta will all go down fairly easily. The starter may take a bit more but nothing that will take very much effort. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After you beat him, he will run off. Go back and heal if need be, then head into Route 209 (since entry to Route 212 is unfortunately blocked.) Also, if you were wondering about the Happiny egg, it doesn't exist anymore. Most likely because of the Togepi egg you get instead. The hiker just stands there doing nothing now. Poor, poor hiker. =============================================================================== [032] ROUTE 209 [MW032] =============================================================================== Items: Great Ball, Good Rod, Leppa Berry (x2), Chesto Berry (x2), Hyper Potion, Ether, Razz Berry (x2), Calcium, TM47 Steel Wing Trainers' Pokemon: Budew L20, Pichu L20, Bonsly L20, Eevee L20, Bonsly L22, Mime Jr. L22, Pichu L22, Budew L20, Cleffa L20, Eevee L20, Mime Jr. L20, Ponyta L23, Buneary L23, Buizel L23, Luxio L23 (morning), Staravia L23 (morn) Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 18 - 19 | Grass | |Chansey | Normal | Happiness | 5% | 17 - 19 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 25% | 19 - 20 | Grass | |Ralts | Psychic | Level 20 | 20% | 17 - 19 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 18 - 19 | Grass | |Snubbull | Normal | Level 23 | 40% | 18 - 19 | Swarm | |Kirlia | Psychic |DawnStone/Lvl30| 12% | 19 - 20 | PokeRadar | |Vulpix | Fire | Fire Stone | 8% | 17 - 20 | Grass LG | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Spiritomb | Ghost | N/A | --% | 25 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 10% | 18 - 19 | Grass | |Chansey | Normal | Happiness | 5% | 17 - 19 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 25% | 19 - 20 | Grass | |Ralts | Psychic | Level 20 | 10% | 17 - 19 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 18 - 19 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 19 | Grass | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 10% | 17 | Grass | |Snubbull | Normal | Level 23 | 40% | 18 - 19 | Swarm | |Kirlia | Psychic |DawnStone/Lvl30| 12% | 19 - 20 | PokeRadar | |Vulpix | Fire | Fire Stone | 8% | 17 - 20 | Grass LG | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Spiritomb | Ghost | N/A | --% | 25 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Ah, Route 209, the route that has music in Super Smash Bros. Brawl also (though it doesn't fit _too_ well on the Spear Pillar stage, imo.) Anyway when you go forward in Route 209 there is a Pokemon Breeder you can fight. Go through the grass and pick up the Great Ball in the corner. Head back through the grass and go east of the breeder to the fisherman, and talk to him to get the Good Rod, allowing you to catch moderately better Pokemon in water. After that, head up to come across the first time-based trainer. These jogging people are generic, however - unlike usual, they will only battle you in the mornings! If it is morning you may as well battle him but otherwise leave it. Head up the bridge to pick up some Leppa and Chesto Berries, then go back down and battle the two girls in a double battle. Head further right and talk to the 'Pikachu' looking out over the bridge to find out it is some stupid cosplayer. WHY IS IT ALWAYS PIKACHU? WHY NOT COSPLAY AS A BRONZONG OR SOMETHING. I'D JUST LOVE TO SEE A FLOATING THING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WHICH I COULD FIGHT- Ahem, battle the Pikachu trainer - who, most surprisingly has a member of the Pikachu family line (Pichu) then go down the bridge and around and pick up the slightly hidden Hyper Potion here. Go back around, battle the jogger if you wish then go up and fight the female Pokemon Breeder who has another lot of baby Pokemon to kill - I mean, battle. Collect the Ether in the ditch then go right a bit. Here is the well that you can insert the Odd Keystone to - if you talk to 32 new visitors in the underground and come back to the well with the Odd Keystone inserted before you initated the 32 talks, then you will be able to battle Spiritomb here, but it is quite possibly one of the most difficult Pokemon to obtain due to the requirement - using the GTS is probably easier if you want to get one since we'll be seeing one much later on anyway. The best method is to get a friend's DS with D/P/Pt, have them go into the underground, talk to them, get them to exit, come back in again, talk to them, rinse and repeat. The game counts this as a new conversation, so doing this 32 times will allow you to get Spiritomb. Anyway, go further north and pick the two Razz Berries here. Go through the grass on the left and enter the off-road gap and ride through it to pick up a Calcium. Then, go back and fight the cowgirl here, who has changed Pokemon so she's no longer an epic source of EVs. Oh well. At least they have the jolly intro tune that they share with the hikers. Head up, do the double battle. These two give some decent money reward as well, so using an Amulet Coin and VS Seeker is decent if you need some money though it isn't usually much of a problem to obtain it. Finally, head to the right then down. If you have Cut, cut the tree down and take the TM47 Steel Wing on the ground here. You can head into Solaceon first to heal - that is probably a good idea and I'm going to do that right now. When you're ready, enter the Lost Tower - however, note this is completely optional as Strength has changed places now. =============================================================================== [033] LOST TOWER [MW033] =============================================================================== Floor 1 -------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 65% | 17 - 21 | Tower Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 35% | 17 - 20 | Tower Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 45% | 17 - 21 | Tower Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 35% | 17 - 20 | Tower Floor | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 20% | 18 - 20 | Tower Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The Lost Tower is another area in Platinum that got a revamp, now sporting a blue misty look with a blue tile revamp. The first floor holds nothing except Wild Pokemon, so head on up to the second floor. Floor 2 --------- Items: Trainers' Pokemon: Mothim L20, Chatot L21, Barboach L19 The second floor has exactly the same Wild Pokemon as the first, which really isn't a lot of variety. Go to the left, battle the one trainer on this floor - the youngster - who has some surprisingly good Pokemon, and pick up the Oval Stone next to him - attach this to a Happiny and level it up at day to evolve it into a Chansey. Go up to Floor 3. Floor 3 --------- Items: Revive Trainers' Pokemon: Cleffa L23, Pichu L19, Pichu L19, Pikachu L22 (@ Sitrus) Same wild Pokemon, and now there is actually fog so your accuarcy will be down but we don't actually have Defog at this point anyway. There are two trainers on this floor - fight both of them. The Roughneck is particuarly ironic because his only Pokemon is a Cleffa; completely unfitting. Of course his Pokemon got stolen and all that, but still... the second trainer's Pikachu also has some stickers on the Pokeball. We'll be getting our sticker case pretty soon - pity we can't actually buy stickers for a fair while. By the way, after you beat either both trainers or just the first one, slip past the Roughneck (there is a hidden tile right above him) and pick up the Revive. Circling around the graves doesn't work due to one tombstone blocking you. Head up to the fourth floor. Floor 4 --------- Items: TM27 Return Trainers' Pokemon: Bonsly L23, Ponyta L23, Ponyta L23, Murkrow L23, Misdreavus L23, Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 60% | 18 - 21 | Tower Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 35% | 18 - 20 | Tower Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 21 | Tower Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 40% | 18 - 21 | Tower Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 35% | 18 - 20 | Tower Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 21 | Tower Floor | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 20% | 18 - 20 | Tower Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o This floor holds sexy Golbat, and quite a few trainers. Go around and battle them, picking up the TM27 Return on the bottom part (yup, a second one.) Go up to Floor 5 afterwards. Floor 5 -------- Items: Cleanse Tag, Spell Tag Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 55% | 19 - 22 | Tower Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 35% | 19 - 21 | Tower Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 22 | Tower Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Ghost/Poison | Level 25 | 35% | 19 - 22 | Tower Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 35% | 19 - 21 | Tower Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 22 | Tower Floor | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 20% | 19 - 21 | Tower Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Top floor of the Lost Tower, with a slightly increased chance of finding a Golbat but no trainers. Unfortunately there isn't anything to get here anymore but the EXP is worth it. Exit the Lost Tower to Route 209 and go into Solaceon afterwards. However, once you get Defog and the ability to use it, come back to this floor and clear the area of the fog. Talk to the ladies afterwards to get the Spell and Cleanse Tags, the former of which increases Ghost attack power by 20% and the latter of which reduces the rate of Wild Pokemon. =============================================================================== [034] SOLACEON TOWN [MW034] =============================================================================== Items: Persim Berry, Nanab Berry (x2), Figy Berry, Daycare Checker App, Pokemon History App, Seal Case, PP Up Trainers' Pokemon: N/A When you enter Solaceon, your rival will make an appearance all of a sudden. Thankfully he doesn't battle you this time and just runs off. Go up and pick the berries and heal in the Pokemon Center if you need to. Of note in this town is the Daycare Centre. Drop off some Pokemon and you may get an egg, etc. It's also a decent idea to drop Eevee off here if you want a Vaporeon. What I did on my first Platinum playthrough was leave Eevee (though it was a Vaporeon for me at this point because I got a Water Stone in a trade) here until I got Surf, then I did Iron Island and had Vaporeon sweep it all, getting it up to the levels of the rest of my team. Not too bad of a strategy if you ask me, as long as you don't mind spending the money on the daycare though it shouldn't really be that much. Also, alas, the Pokemart list which stock Dusk Balls which are quite possibly the best type of PokeBall in the game, having 4x of a rate to capture during night which is the time most people will play the game. You should definitely buy some if you want to catch some Pokemon. o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Air Mail $50 | | :: Great Ball $600 | :: Dusk Ball $1000 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Net Ball $1000 | | :: Super Potion $700 | :: Nest Ball $1000 | | :: Revive $1500 | | | :: Antidote $100 | | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | | :: Awakening $250 | | | :: Burn Heal $250 | | | :: Ice Heal $250 | | | :: Escape Rope $550 | | | :: Repel $350 | | | :: Super Repel $500 | | o-------------------------------------------------------------o Go into the Daycare, put in a Pokemon, exit the building and then re-enter. A guy will now be sitting on the stool there - talk to him to receive a new app entitled the DAYCARE CHECKER. This app allows you to check if an egg has been produced at the daycare, should you have left two Pokemon there. Also, talk to the Ruin Maniac near the beginning of town to receive yet another app, this one being called the POKEMON HISTORY app. It lets you see the last twelve Pokemon you have obtained, either by capturing, hatching from an egg, through evolution or being traded. Our most important stop here are the Solaceon Ruins to the east. Go to the top of Solaceon, then jump down the second ledges you come across. Enter the house here and talk to the mother to get a Seal Case! It contains five seals at default and we'll be able to buy more later. In addition any Unown you catch in the Solaceon Ruins can be shown to the little boy in this house to get a sticker of that letter. Exit the house, jump down the ledges and go back up to the top and this time jump down the third ledge you come across. Take the left ledge at the split and pick up the PP Up, then go around and take the rightmost ledge again but this time go right and enter the Solaceon Ruins. By the way, you will be able to access that item through an event later on, but to do so you need all 26 Unown letters so it is a challenge to get. The item is actually only a Rare Candy... not really worth the effort. Solaceon Ruins ---------------- Items: Fire Stone, Water Stone, Thunderstone, Nugget, Mind Plate, Odd Incense, HM05 Defog Trainers' Pokemon: Geodude L19, Bronzor L23, Geodude L21 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Unown | Psychic | N/A | 100%| 20 - 30 | Ruins Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The Unown letters are set up in different rooms. All of the dead-end side rooms in here contain different Unown letters and the encounter rate is low so it may take a while to find them. If you wish to catch many Unown letters then feel free to enter the different rooms and take a look; personally I will just be leading the walkthrough to go the fastest way through possible while still battling the trainers around the area. To begin with, head up and take the left stairs down and press A on the rock to pick up a FIRE STONE! This will be very useful if you want to use Flareon or something. Head back up the stairs. The Unown message here says something but it isn't particuarly important. About treasure I believe. Either way, head down the right stairs. Head down the bottom left stairs here and challenge the Ruin Maniac to a battle. Then go down the bottom left stairs, press A on the rock and you should find a Water Stone! Then go down the bottom right stairs, then the top left. In this corridor, go down the bottom right stairs and press A on the rock to get a Thunderstone! Man, they were kind with this. Return to the corridor and go into the upper left stairs to reach the next corridor. Descend the bottom left stairs to reach the treasure room. Pick up the four items here - namely, a Nugget, Mind Plate, Odd Incense and HM05, Defog. Make your way out of the ruins afterwards. MAKE SURE YOU SEE AN UNOWN! No trainers in the game have one, so you will have to come back later to see one to get the National Dex otherwise. By the way, as an interesting fact, the Unown in the main corridors you explore are of the letters that combine to spell the word "FRIEND." It's what it says in the Unown runes in the ruins too. Quite interesting. Thanks go out to 'JD' for noticing this fact :o Solaceon Town ---------------- We're done here, pretty much. Show any Unown you caught to the little guy to get some seals if you wish, heal up, buy anything you need etcetera, then head up to Route 210. =============================================================================== [035] ROUTE 210 SOUTH [MW035] =============================================================================== Items: Aspear Berry (x2), Razz Berry, Pinap Berry, TM51 Roost, Super Repel Trainers' Pokemon: Ponyta L24, Pikachu L24 (Morning), Ponyta L24, Rapidash L24, Pikachu L23, Clefairy L23, Elekid L23, Happiny L23, Magby L23, Togepi L23 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 15% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 25% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 15% | 20 - 21 | Grass | |Chansey | Normal | Happiness | 5% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 19 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 18 | Grass | |Tauros | Normal | N/A | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Miltank | Normal | N/A | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 4% | 18 | Grass Ru | |Nuzleaf | Grass/Dark | Leaf Stone | 4% | 20 | Grass Ru | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 18 - 20 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 35% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 15% | 20 - 21 | Grass | |Chansey | Normal | Happiness | 5% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 19 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 18 | Grass | |Tauros | Normal | N/A | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Miltank | Normal | N/A | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 4% | 18 | Grass Ru | |Nuzleaf | Grass/Dark | Leaf Stone | 4% | 20 | Grass Ru | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 18 - 20 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Hoothoot | Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 10% | 20 | Grass | |Noctowl | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 21 | Grass | |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Ponyta | Fire | Level 40 | 15% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 15% | 20 - 21 | Grass | |Chansey | Normal | Happiness | 5% | 19 - 21 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 19 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 18 | Grass | |Tauros | Normal | N/A | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Miltank | Normal | N/A | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Seedot | Grass | Level 14 | 4% | 18 | Grass Ru | |Nuzleaf | Grass/Dark | Leaf Stone | 4% | 20 | Grass Ru | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 18 - 20 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Currently we can only explore the southern part of Route 210 due to a rampage of Psyduck, so no birds so cloudy (Swablu) yet, unfortunately. There is still quite a few new things to capture though - most notably Scyther! While it is rare it is most certainly possible to find and you are quite likely to come across one at some point. To begin, head over to the right and pick the berries then get on your bike and go up the hill. Another jogger is here who will only face you in the morning. Bah. Go over to the right and talk to the woman on the north end of the mount to get TM51, Roost. Go down the hill via the mudslide & battle the rancher here, with the familiar Ponyta archetype. Go further up and face the double battle of Rancher and Cowgirl here, with what is possibly the most awkward starting quote. It has so much innuendo in it. Of note is the fact that the farmers have a Rapidash; it can be a little tricky to take down but it's nothing that hard. Go back into the grass and this time go over the mud and battle the twins here (it is practically impossible not to after you speed bike over the mudslide...) Also, an interesting tidbit. If you press START in a double battle during the choosing an option part, it will swap your Pokemon's HP bars for actual numbers. Not too bad but it doesn't look as pretty. Go around the grass and battle the breeder here to add some new Pokemon to your PokeDex. Using the VS Seeker on this breeder isn't a bad idea because you get a massive 1255 exp from the Happiny. It caused my Kirlia to evolve into Gardy. Took long enough :o Go and pick up the Super Repel on the floor. Jump off the ledge and battle the second breeder here to add Magby to your PokeDex, as well as Togepi if it never hatched afterwards. Go inside the cafe. The Cafe --------- Items: Moomoo Milk Trainers' Pokemon: Clefairy L25, Munchlax L25, Heracross L25 Small building, but with three trainers. Battle the two collectors and also the waitress at the top of the bar to add some new stuff to your Dex. You can also buy Moo Moo Milk here for $500 a piece. Healing 100 HP and being CHEAPER than Super Potions (by $250) is a pretty good bargain. Buy a couple if you wish, since thankfully Platinum now lets you buy them in dozens, then go and head to the right unless you want to slather honey on the tree first. =============================================================================== [036] ROUTE 215 [MW036] =============================================================================== Items: Max Ether, TM66 Payback, Fist Plate, Pecha Berry (x2), Bluk Berry (x2), Super Potion, HP Up, Full Heal, Wiki Berry, Mago Berry, Ultra Ball Trainers' Pokemon: Bronzor L23, Shieldon L23, Staravia L25 (morn), Croagunk L26 Machop L23, Machop L23, Machop L23, Croagunk L21, Meditite L24, Machop L24, Luxio L22 (morn) Luxio L24 (morn), Roselia L24, Gligar L24, Ralts L24, Drifblim L25, Lickitung L25, Buizel L24 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 15% | 20 - 22 | Grass | |Kadabra | Psychic | Trade | 10% | 21 - 22 | Grass | |Lickitung | Normal |LevelUpw/Rolout| 10% | 20 | Grass | |Abra | Psychic | Level 16 | 10% | 19 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 30% | 19 - 22 | Grass | |Marill | Water | Level 18 | 25% | 20 - 22 | Grass | |Drowzee | Psychic | Level 26 | 40% | 19 - 20 | Swarm | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 20 - 22 | Grass | |Kadabra | Psychic | Trade | 10% | 21 - 22 | Grass | |Lickitung | Normal |LevelUpw/Rolout| 10% | 20 | Grass | |Abra | Psychic | Level 16 | 10% | 19 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 40% | 19 - 22 | Grass | |Marill | Water | Level 18 | 25% | 20 - 22 | Grass | |Drowzee | Psychic | Level 26 | 40% | 19 - 20 | Swarm | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 20 - 22 | Grass | |Kadabra | Psychic | Trade | 10% | 21 - 22 | Grass | |Lickitung | Normal |LevelUpw/Rolout| 10% | 20 | Grass | |Abra | Psychic | Level 16 | 10% | 19 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 19 - 22 | Grass | |Marill | Water | Level 18 | 45% | 20 - 22 | Grass | |Drowzee | Psychic | Level 26 | 40% | 19 - 20 | Swarm | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Lovely heavily raining route. Piplup users will be right in the zone here. This is also a good place to get a Kadabra or Abra if you're looking for a Psychic type. To begin with go over the bridge structure and battle the Ruin Maniac to add Shieldon to your PokeDex then continue over to the right and pick up the Max Ether. Battle the jogger if you can, go up the ramps and talk to the guy to get TM66, Payback. Go across the bridges, battle the fighter here to add Croagunk to your dex, then cut the tree to the right and battle the next guy here and pick up the Fist Plate afterwards. Jump off the ledge, head straight south if you want some berries - otherwise, just go up the ramp - and cut the tree here to access some berries. Pick them, then go up the ramp and down to pick up a Hyper Potion and go north down the stairs. One reader has said there is an Ultra Ball in the large patch of grass just above the berries too. I was probably too lazy to go through it or something, so thanks for that :P Go a bit more to the right (use the Cut path or not, it doesn't matter at all) and battle the fighter for a little more exp. Over to the right, take a trip through the grass and grab the HP Up if you're feeling up to a possible 1-3 fights. Go down, cut the tree and pick up TM34, Shock Wave in the gap here. Not too bad a move for a Kadabra or Alakazam or something. Another jogger here, fight/ignore. Jump off the ledge to get the Full Heal, go back through the grass then initiate the battle with the Ace Trainers (you can also do it seperately, if you prefer.) These Ace Trainers have some pretty good Pokemon but they don't have that awful Gyarados they had in D/P anymore (I HATED THAT THING). Go down a bit more to pick up some berries. That is all for this route, so head through the gatehouse and then into Veilstone City. =============================================================================== [037] VEILSTONE CITY [MW037] =============================================================================== Items: Counter app, TM63 Embargo, Coin Case Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Porygon | Normal | Trade+UpGrade | --% | 25 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Nothing special happens when you enter the city, so go and head for the Pokemon Center. Veilstone is the big city of Sinnoh, like the other three big cities (Celadon, Veilstone, Lilycove) are in their respective regions, having a large department store instead of a regular Poke Mart meaning you can buy a large variety of stuff. Go there if you want to shop like I'm directing you to now... This particular department store has about six floors in total. The first floor is home to battling neccessities such as healing items and Poke Balls, as well as random mail. The list is as follows: o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | LEFT CLERK | RIGHT CLERK | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Potion $300 | | :: Great Ball $600 | :: Super Potion $750 | | :: Ultra Ball $1200 | :: Hyper Potion $1200 | | :: Escape Rope $550 | :: Max Potion $2500 | | :: Poke Doll $1000 | :: Revive $1500 | | :: Repel $350 | :: Antidote $100 | | :: Super Repel $500 | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | :: Max Repel $700 | :: Burn Heal $250 | | :: Grass Mail $50 | :: Ice Heal $250 | | :: Flame Mail $50 | :: Awakening $250 | | :: Bubble Mail $50 | :: Full Heal $600 | | :: Space Mail $50 | | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o The bottom floor (B1F, if you go down the stairs) is a unique addition to Plat, selling unique items such as berries. The leftmost clerk has these items: o-------------------------------o | LEFT CLERK | o-------------------------------o | :: Figy Berry $20 | | :: Wiki Berry $20 | | :: Mago Berry $20 | | :: Aguav Berry $20 | | :: Iapapa Berry $20 | o-------------------------------o The middle cashier will allow you to buy poffins with the Poffin Case you got earlier on, costing $6,400 for each poffin. They are all level 32, and they all share the same smoothness as well - specifically, 20. It can be quite useful for evolving Feebas and such if you're not very good at making poffins. The right cashier allows you to buy Lava Cookies, items that are usually from Hoenn with the same property as a Full Heal. One lava cookie costs $200 and you can also buy them in batches of ten costing $2000. The second floor of the dept store is home to three things. First off, talk to the bottommost clerk behind the counter to receive the COUNTER Poketch app, allowing you to press a button to keep a running count of something. The other two clerks sell this floor's specialities - stat boosting items. One has out-of battle stat boosters while the other has in-battle stat boosters as follows: o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | TOP CLERK | MIDDLE CLERK | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: X Speed $350 | :: Protein $9800 | | :: X Attack $500 | :: Iron $9800 | | :: X Defend $550 | :: Calcium $9800 | | :: Guard Spec. $700 | :: Zinc $9800 | | :: Dire Hit $650 | :: Carbos $9800 | | :: X Accuarcy $950 | :: HP Up $9800 | | :: X Special $350 | | | :: X. Sp. Def $350 | | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o Moving up to the third floor lets you buy some useful TMs. The top clerk has many support moves while the bottom holds powerful hitting, lower accuarcy moves. The list is as follows: o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | TOP CLERK | BOTTOM CLERK | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: TM83 Natural Gift $2000 | :: TM38 Fire Blast $5500 | | :: TM17 Protect $2000 | :: TM25 Thunder $5500 | | :: TM54 False Swipe $2000 | :: TM14 Blizzard $5500 | | :: TM20 Safeguard $2000 | :: TM22 Solarbeam $3000 | | :: TM33 Reflect $2000 | :: TM52 Focus Blast $5500 | | :: TM16 Light Screen $2000 | :: TM15 Hyper Beam $7500 | | :: TM70 Flash $1000 | | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o Buying Focus Blast may not be a bad idea for your Psychic-types, amd the Fire Blast/Thunder/Blizzard TMs can also come in useful, especially for those who have a Prinplup and are wanting an ice move for it, as unaccurate as Blizzard can be... fourth floor time, I think. The fourth floor contains furniture for your secret base, which is something you never actually need in the game. You can buy the following items: o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | TOP CLERK | BOTTOM CLERK | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: Yellow Cushion $500 | :: Munchlax Doll $2000 | | :: Cupboard $1000 | :: Bonsly Doll $2000 | | :: TV $4500 | :: Mime Jr. Doll $2000 | | :: Refrigeratior $1000 | :: Mantyke Doll $3000 | | :: Pretty Sink $3000 | :: Buizel Doll $3000 | | | :: Chatot Doll $3000 | o-------------------------------o-------------------------------o The fifth floor is the top floor, with the usual vending machines. The vending machines allow you to buy Fresh Water, Soda Pop or Lemonade for $200, $300 or $350 respectively. Lemonade is a good bargain for a very cheap price and a lot of HP healing for this point (80 HP recovery is not to be underestimated, even though you can also buy Moomoo Milk...) When you're done shopping you can just use the elevator to return to the first floor. Next, head to the bottom row of houses in Veilstone. The furthest two right are the Game Corner and the prize building, the former of which has some really neat music if you go inside. Head up the stairs for the left side of houses and talk to the Roughneck standing there to get TM63. The left house here is the groomer of this game. Enter and talk to her to get one of your Pokemon groomed, raising its happiness. When she grooms one of your Pokemon, there is also a chance she will find an accessory for Super Contests which she will giev to you after the grooming. In the house on the right, you can talk to the clown for a Coin Case, allowing you to participate in the Game Corner events. Next, head back to where the Pokemon Center is and enter the house on the right side. If you talk to the guy there with a spare slot in your party, you will receive a Level 25 Porygon, completely free of charge. This is the only Porygon you can get for a long while, so if you want to use a Porygon2 or Porygon-Z (or perhaps Porygon itself) in your team then you will have to use this one. There is a Dubious Disc obtainable later as well, so don't worry about not being able to evolve Porygon2 or anything - and of course, you should already have the Up- Grade from the Galactic Hideout in Eterna City. That is everything for the actual city, for now. Head for the bottom left of Veilstone, where the gym is located. Dawn or Lucas will be waiting outside the gym and will talk to you for a second. Then Crasher Wake will come out from the Veilstone gym (he is the fourth Gym Leader, water. We'll be battling him soon enough) and after some dialogue, he will leave. After all of the extra company has gone, gear up and head inside the Veilstone gym. Note that the Pokeball you can see there is an item that we cannot get until we pick up Rock Climb and get the seventh badge of the game, so it won't be for a little while yet. =============================================================================== [038] VEILSTONE GYM [MW038] =============================================================================== Items: TM60 Drain Punch, Cobble Badge Trainers' Pokemon: Machoke L23, Machoke L25, Machoke L27, Machop L25, Meditite L25, Machoke L25, Croagunk L26, Machoke L26, Heracross L28 Veilstone Gym is another gym that has been revamped with a new puzzle - this time you must now push punching bags instead of the slider things and it can get a bit annoying at times. To begin with, head to the left of the orange punching bag hanging just in front of the raised ring and push against it to have it swing over to the right and smash the tyres (?) that are stacked there allowing you to go through. Do so, climb onto the stadium, and fight the gym trainer here. Once you defeat him, go back down the steps you came up from and go behind the punching bag here (despite first appearances you can walk in these tiles - you are actually under the pole thingy) and push it so that it clips on to the next orange part on the top pole. Keep doing this until it will no longer move, then push the punching bag that is now right next to it upwards as well to smash some more tyres. Go onto the second stadium and defeat this gym trainer as well. Go down the steps on the other end and battle the third gym trainer, who finally uses something that is not a Machop, Machoke or Meditite. Afterwards, go over the left side and battle the fourth and final gym trainer in Veilstone. Then we can start working on the punching bag puzzle once more. Push the punching bag next to the fourth trainer down once, then push it to the right to break another bunch of tyres. Afterwards, go to the bottom right bag (the one that is slightly higher than the bottommost one) and push it once upwards, then to the left, and then down to give it the force it needs to hit the bunch of tyres here enough to break them. Use the newly formed gap to get at the now accessible bottom punching bag and push it up and then right from where it locks onto the pole. Lastly, go back up the top right stadium and from the stairs downwards go north and around (since you can actually go behind the punching bag there) and push this northern punching bag to the left to break more tyres. Push it to the left once more to break all the tyres, then cross back over the top right stadium and go in between the training boards to the last punching bag. Push it once to the right to break the tyres in front of Maylene. Lastly, approach the top right stadium, get on the steps then go north to finally arrive on Maylene's platform. Save and begin. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Gardevoir Lv. 32 | | :: Rotom Lv. 32 | | :: Staravia Lv. 33 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 32 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER MAYLENE ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Cobble Badge! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Meditite Female Lv. 28 EXP: 546 | | :: Machoke Male Lv. 29 EXP: 906 | | :: Lucario Male Lv. 32 EXP: 1398| - @Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $3840, Cobble Badge, TM60 Drain Punch STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Personally this gym battle was an absolute goldmine for me because my team is so strong against Fighting-types, but it may not be the same for you. Having a Staravia or if you've really been training a Staraptor will help with this fight considerably as you will be able to deal super effective damage on both Meditite and Machoke, the former of which is very frail. Having a Psychic-type such as Gardevoir or Kadabra/Alakazam will also help considerably with this fight, and certainly with the Lucario too if you taught your Psychic the Focus Blast TM that you could get in the Veilstone dept store. Overall it isn't too hard of a battle. Remember to note that Lucario has Steel typing alongside its Fighting - this means it is resistant to a plethora of types and also makes Psychic non-effective (neutral) but it also means that Lucario is weak to Fire, Fighting and Ground moves, so using some of them on Lucario is a possile option. It has Force Palm and Metal Claw attacks which are relatively weak (though be warned that Force Palm CAN paralyze your Pokemon). Thankfully it doesn't have Aura Sphere so it shouldn't be too hard to take down. Type matching is always the solution with these matters. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After winning against Maylene you will now have four badges, meaning Pokemon from anywhere up to Level 50 will obey you without hestitation. Trading can actually be pretty useful at this point because you will most likely not be reaching Level 50s for a long while yet and probably not before you get your sixth badge granting you control over Level 70 Pokemon, too. Anyway, exit the gym once the fight is over and done with. We still have some work to do in Veilstone because Dawn/Lucas is an idiot... Veilstone City --------------- Items: Star Piece Trainers' Pokemon: Zubat L24, Stunky L26, Zubat L24, Croagunk L26 As soon as you exit the gym you will find Dawn or Lucas waiting outside and they will explain how they dropped their PokeDex and now Galactic has it. Good going. >: Head for the very north of Veilstone City where the two Galactic grunts are. First, go slightly up and pick up the Star Piece, then back down and talk to Dawn or Lucas again there to start an easy double battle fight. Enter the warehouse afterwards. Looker will drag you in there anyway (that is still a REALLY bad name, honestly.) Galactic Warehouse ------------------- Items: HM02 Fly Trainers' Pokemon: N/A In here, wait a minute for Looker to actually let you move, then go over and collect Fly. Leave the warehouse afterwards. Our next step is Route 214, to the south east of Veilstone City (unfortunately the way to Route 212 from Hearthome is STILL blocked by Gabby and Ty.) Go to the south east and head through the gatehouse to get onto the route. =============================================================================== [039] ROUTE 214 [MW039] =============================================================================== Items: Cheri Berry, Sitrus Berry, Chesto Berry, Pomeg Berry, Max Repel, Carbos, Big Root, Red Shard, Magmarizer, Razor Fang Trainers' Pokemon: Chingling L23, Kirlia L27, Drifloon L25, Goldeen L30, Skorupi L21, Yanma L21, Tropius L21, Carnivine L21, Croagunk L21, Tangela L21, Wormadam-G L24, Wormadam-R L24, Wormadam-S L24, Duskull L26, Kadabra L26, Jolteon L24, Flareon L24, Vaporeon L24, Shieldon L27, Porygon L27, Bronzor L24, Cranidos L26 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 35% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Houndour | Fire/Dark | Level 24 | 15% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 30% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 21 | Grass | |Poochyena | Dark | Level 20 | 12% | 20 - 22 | PokeRadar | |Spoink | Psychic | Level 32 | 40% | 21 - 23 | Swarm | |Vulpix | Fire | Fire Stone | 8% | 24 | Grass LG | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 25% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Houndour | Fire/Dark | Level 24 | 25% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 20% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 20% | 21 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 22 | Grass | |Spoink | Psychic | Level 32 | 40% | 21 - 23 | Swarm | |Poochyena | Dark | Level 20 | 12% | 20 - 22 | PokeRadar | |Vulpix | Fire | Fire Stone | 8% | 24 | Grass LG | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Ah, Route 214. The one most notable thing here is HOUNDOUR! About time they let you actually use it in a team apart from on Pokemon XD. Catching one is a good idea if you need a Fire type and it will evolve into a Houndoom very soon as well due to the low evolution level it has. Yes, I'm a bit of a fan of it. Starmie is my favourite but you can't get one >: If you do want to use a Hound then you should probably go back to Veilstone and by a TM35 Fire Blast since you can't get the Flamethrower TM for a while and the next fire move it learns is Fire Fang, and it doesn't even get that until 30/32 (depending on if you evolve Houndour or not). Begin by going south and battling the Psychic. We'll go around this route clockwise; go right and pick the berries then head down (go into the grass if you want to catch some Wild stuff as well. Rhyhorn is the other notable addition to Route 214 but it doesn't evolve for aaaaaaaaaaaages.) Battle the investigator and the fat guy here, and pick up the Max Repel on the floor here. You definitely want to battle the collector to add a ton of new Pokemon to your PokeDex! I'm thinking this guy took a trip to the Great Marsh at some point. Six Pokemon and all of them being from the Great Marsh is no mere coincidence. Go down and face the beauty to add Wormadam to your dex, one of the most commonly missed Pokemon in the game from what I know. The beauty now sports all three types of Wormadam as well though I'm pretty sure you only need to see one of them anyway. Go a bit further down and challenge the Psychic to a duel (a bit Yu-Gi-Oh there, much?) and go to the ring of grass on the left and press A facing the one tile without grass on it to pick up a Carbos. Exit the grass ring and go further down. You might notice an indent in the trees here; this will become the path to the Sendoff Spring later on. Keep going down until you reach the Collector and as always, battle. These trainers are complete goldmines for PokeDex entries. The weird thing was, this Collector - when I tried to use Fire Blast on his Jolteon and missed - actually switched to Flareon to try and catch me out with Flash Fire. Very weird for a random trainer on the road. But Fire Blast missed Flareon anyway :D Not to mention I got two critical hit Bite attacks on the Vaporeon. Woo. Afterwards, go to the left side of the fence and head up so we can finally enter the patch of grass by here. Pick up the Big Root on the floor. Then go into the southern path of grass and pick up the Red Shard on the floor here. Then go to the left and ride up onto the mount. Battle the Ruin Maniac here then go around, into the grass and battle the Collector that will add Porygon to your PokeDex if you haven't already picked it up. Then go to the far right and press A on the one patch of ground in this fenced area that doesn't have grass on it to get a Razor Fang, allowing you to evolve any Gligar. Go further up and battle the second Ruin Maniac here, this one with a Cranidos instead of a Shieldon. Go down and pick up the Magmarizer on the floor here - this will be helpful if you want to catch the latest Fire Pokemon, Magmar (you'll be able to get it after we get Surf.) Go through the grass or smash the rocks, then enter the cave entrance by here to get into the Ruin Maniac's Cave. Ruin Maniac's Cave ------------------- Items: TM28 Dig Trainers' Pokemon: n/a With Less than 10 Unown Letters Caught o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 95% | 21 - 25 | Cave Floor | |Hippopotas| Ground | Level 34 | 5% | 22 - 26 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o With More than 10 Unown Letters Caught o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 90% | 21 - 25 | Cave Floor | |Hippopotas| Ground | Level 34 | 10% | 22 - 26 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o With All 26 Alphabet Unown Caught o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 80% | 21 - 25 | Cave Floor | |Hippopotas| Ground | Level 34 | 20% | 22 - 26 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Not a whole lot here, but if you ever get twenty-six Unown this cave will become a tunnel to that upper ledge you got earlier, also allowing you to catch the ! and ? Unowns that cannot be normally found in Solaceon Ruins. Talk to the 'Ruin Maniac' who doesn't even have a Ruin Maniac overworld sprite to accept his challenge of sorts, then pick up the Dig TM by the rocks. Leave the cave unless you want to catch a Hippopotas or something. After leaving, head to the far south until you reach Valour Lakefront. Valour Lakefront ----------------- Items: Ultra Ball Trainers' Pokemon: n/a Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Girafarig | Normal/Psychic | N/A | 25% | 26 - 28 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 25% | 26 - 28 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 25 - 27 | Grass | |Kricketune| Bug | N/A | 10% | 26 - 27 | Grass | |Houndour | Fire/Dark | Level 24 | 10% | 27 - 28 | Grass | |Nidorina | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 26 - 27 | PokeRadar | |Nidorino | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 28 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Girafarig | Normal/Psychic | N/A | 25% | 26 - 28 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 35% | 26 - 28 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 25 - 27 | Grass | |Houndour | Fire/Dark | Level 24 | 10% | 27 - 28 | Grass | |Nidorina | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 26 - 27 | PokeRadar | |Nidorino | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 28 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Girafarig | Normal/Psychic | N/A | 25% | 26 - 28 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 15% | 26 - 28 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 25 - 27 | Grass | |Kricketune| Bug | N/A | 10% | 26 - 27 | Grass | |Houndour | Fire/Dark | Level 24 | 20% | 27 - 28 | Grass | |Nidorina | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 26 - 27 | PokeRadar | |Nidorino | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 28 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o This is practically the same as Route 214 but it also contains wild Girafarig if you're looking to catch one of those, as well as higher levelled Pokemon from Route 214. We won't be able to actually enter the lake by here for a while due to silly people blocking it for the 'good of humanity' or something, but it will become an important plot place later on. Pick up the Ultra Ball in the grass here, then keep going south to enter the hotel vicinity. Grand Lake Hotel ----------------- Items: PP Up, TM92 Trick Room, Suite Key Trainers' Pokemon: Various, including Pichu, Quagsire, Pachirisu, Magnemite, Kirlia, Mr. Mime, Lickitung, Cleffa, Clefairy, Machoke, Chingling, Buneary, Bronzor, Finneon and Rhyhorn with levels 24-31, most commonly about 26. Talk to the beauty waiting outside the house here to learn that she has lost her house key. We'll get to that in a minute; the path to the right leads to Sunyshore City but we cannot get there for a very long time yet. Head to the left and enter the bigger building. This is the restaurant, comprised of double battle fights that change every day, so it is hard to really get a proper record of what Pokemon appear here. It's alright if you want some experience but personally I usually just don't bother with it. I did this for my Houndoom but eh. If you enter the house to the far left you will find the Game Freak employee of this game, and I assume this is the guy who will give you a "diploma" if you manage to get 493 Pokemon seen in your PokeDex (though it may well be 490 since it tends to cut out some of the hard to get Pokemon like Darkrai, Celebi and such. In fact, it may actually be even less. If I recall correctly, you got a diploma in RSE for having a specific 382 out of the 386 Pokemon. FLameslash confirms that seeing the guy having your National Dex complete (as in seen all of the Pokemon rather than caught) will allow you to view a diploma, saying you have made a recognizable achievement in Sinnoh. That's fine and all, but where is the actual reward?! Going down the stairs here will allow you to get a PP Up. It may technically be in Route 213 but it is still behind the tree border. Go into the house on the lower tier to the left and talk to the clown inside to get a TM92, Trick Room. The house to the right contains no items but it does have a refernce to Johto's weekly Clefairy dance in it, which is quite nice. That is all we can do in the area for now, so head into the Gatehouse. We'll come back and get some stuff later once you get Rock Climb. When you go into the gatehouse, exit it, walk one step forward, then face left and press A to pick up the Suite Key. Go back and talk to the girl locked outside the door, then enter her house and talk to her to get the White Flute! This flute basically attacks as a reverse repel of sorts; it increases the rate of Pokemon encounters. It will never break either; it could prove quite useful if you want to increase the encounters for some reason. Now we're ready to exit the hotel area. Head down into the gatehouse. =============================================================================== [040] ROUTE 213 [MW040] =============================================================================== Items: Yellow Shard, Pearl, Hyper Potion, TM40 Aerial Ace, Aguav Berry, Rawst Berry (x2), Iapapa Berry Trainers' Pokemon: Marill L28, Shellos L25, Shellos L25, Shellos L26, Remoraid L25, Remoraid L25, Gyarados L28, Glameow L29 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chatot | Normal/Flying | N/A | 20% | 23 - 25 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 20% | 24 - 26 | Grass | |Buizel | Water | Level 26 | 25% | 23 - 25 | Grass | |Shellos | Water | Level 30 | 35% | 23 - 26 | Grass | |Swellow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 12% | 21 - 24 | PokeRadar | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Shellos | Water | Level 30 | 4% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 20% | 24 - 26 | Grass | |Buizel | Water | Level 26 | 35% | 23 - 25 | Grass | |Shellos | Water | Level 30 | 45% | 23 - 26 | Grass | |Swellow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 12% | 21 - 24 | PokeRadar | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Shellos | Water | Level 30 | 4% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o In the gatehouse, you can talk to the guard here to heal your Pokemon like a Pokemon Center, except it is much quicker. When you exit the building, collect the Yellow Shard over to the left, then head down the steps. Use your Poketch and swap to the Dowsing Machine app, because we have a hidden item to find. There is a hidden Pearl four steps away from the sea on the right hand side, and about three down from the raised rock. I thought this was the missing hotel key when I was writing this, but it's worth mentioning >_>; I only found out the key was in the hotel area after I already wrote the stuff about the Pearl. Heh. I've been told there are actually quite a few Pearls and things around here if you use the Dowsing App. They're mostly around the beach near the entrance to the Resort, with the two swimmers. Battle the two children here, one of whom has a sticker on their Marill, the other having an eastern Shellos which no trainers actually had back in Diamond and Pearl. Nice to see some variation now~ The Shellos trainer is also a good source for HP EVs later on in the game. Head a bit to the left and ignore the fisherman by here since all he says is some dialogue. Go more left and talk to this fisherman here to enter a battle. Afterwards head up and into the house. If you talk to this guy with a max happiness Pokemon at the front of your party, you will get an utterly useless 'Footprint Ribbon'. At least it is some sort of reward. Exit the house, go up and battle the beauty. Afterwards, go over to the left and break the rock. This passage contains a honey tree that you can slather if you want to catch something on it. Also, if you go one step right from the right side of the bottom two tiles of the honey tree and press A, you will get a hidden Hyper Potion on the ground. Return to the beauty and this time go right and smash the rock. Pick up the TM40 Aerial Ace here. That is all for now, so head up and left into Pastoria (though there are some berries you can pick too.) =============================================================================== [041] PASTORIA CITY [MW041] =============================================================================== Items: Persim Berry (x2), Nanab Berry (x2), RANDOM Berry, Zinc Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Shellos | Water | Level 30 | 4% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Head over to the Poke Center to begin with and heal up. Over to the right of the Pokemon Center is a billboard that has a Croagunk body you can put your head into. Real pity you can't take an actual photo of that, heh. Would be fun to have that in the background of your trainer card or something. Anyway, if you go a little to the south you will see the Pastoria Gym, which we will be visiting in a little bit. Go a bit right and pick the berries. If you enter the house below the mud patch you will find the Move Tutor's house and if you talk to the move tutor (the big guy) with a Heart Scale in your ivnentory then he will teach one of your Pokemon a move they have 'forgotten' (ie learned before in a level-up and have since lost it) in exchange for the Heart Scale. Once you get the National Dex you will be able to get Heart Scales in plenty of quantity and you can also find them in the Underground right now. It can be helpful for teaching some moves like Wood Hammer to Torterra and such. The Pokemart is a bit further to the south; I'll list the market choices after we finish the gym so the badge upgrades it. The shop also has a wooden carving of a Croagunk in it, which is quite fitting for the city. The bottom left house will give you a random berry. I got a Chilan Berry myself but I think you can get different ones too. The woman should give you a new berry every day. There is also a parting in the fence in the southern end of Pastoria that you can enter for a little clearing and a puddle. If you use the Itemfinder you can find a Zinc that is pretty much right in the middle of the puddle. That is everything in the main part of Pastoria. Next, we will enter the Great Marsh. Head up to the top and enter the building. Ignore the Galactic Grunt outside for the time being. =============================================================================== [042] GREAT MARSH [MW042] =============================================================================== Entrance ------------ Items: Matchup Checker App Trainers' Pokemon: N/A The entrance to the marsh is a cosy little base with two floors. The first floor is the one you must go through to get into the marsh while the second floor contains telescopes that let you see a choice of five Pokemon each, including one or two of the Pokemon that only appear on a certain day of the week. The telescopes cost $100 to use and will show you five Pokemon in the different areas of the marsh each time. On the downstairs floor, you will probably notice the cowgirl by the desk. If you catch five or more Pokemon in the marsh (same or different), she will give you the Matchup Checker App when you come out, that lets you see if two Pokemon are breeding compatible. For example, put a Skitty and Wailord in the breeding center, touch the button and the Luvdisc should kiss, showing they can breed. Lovely HSOWA. It shows three levels - basically you ahve different Pokemon in the same breeding group, the same species of Pokemon owned by the same ID, and two Pokemon of the same species with differing IDs. The latter is the most effective and the quickest to produce an egg, usually. When you're ready, enter the Marsh for the cheap price of $500. Area 1 & 2 ------------ Items: Blue Shard, Yellow Shard, Poke Ball, Blue Shard, Toxic Plate Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wooper | Water/Ground | Level 20 | 45% | 28 - 30 | Marsh | |Quagsire | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 30 | Marsh | |Tropius** | Grass/Flying | N/A | 20% | 28 - 30 | Marsh | |Yanma | Bug/Flying |LvlUp+AncintPwr| 5% | 30 - 31 | Marsh | |Tangela | Grass |LvlUp+AncintPwr| 5% | 30 - 31 | Marsh | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 20% | 28 | Marsh | |Noctowl** | Normal/Flying | N/A | 20% | 28 - 30 | Marsh | |Arbok | Poison | N/A | 8% | 30 | Marsh FR | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** Tropius is 0% at Night and Noctowl is 0% at Morning/Day. We've got 30 balls to use and about 600 steps to spend. You may need to come back in here more than once to pick up all of the items in here. If you talk to the green haired Ace Trainer over to the right, then you can get a Blue Shard. First we'll head over into Area 1; go to the train and take it up to Area 1 which is at the very top of the marsh. Once you get off the train, head over to the left. Head into the swampy part on the left side here and follow the grass trail. Basically in the marsh, if you step into the part of the pond that is not lightly coloured then you will probably get stuck in the mud. It isn't quite as fun as the game was, unfortunately :/ Follow the trail up until you get some solid land and pick up the Yellow Shard on the ground here. Then follow the upper grass trail, get onto the light path in the swamp water when you get the chance, and keep going until you get to the right side where a Poke Ball is lying. How lovely. Follow the grass path over again to the island that the Ruin Maniac is on, then go across and head back up north to where the train is. Cross the bridge on the train track to get into Area 2. Go over the right to where the parasol lady is. Follow the grass trail around and pick up the Blue Shard. That is really all in Areas 1 and 2. Or at least it would be, but thanks to one reader with an alias of Myrrar, the location of the Toxic Plate is now revealed! To quote from the e-mail I was sent regarding this, with a slight correction regarding the area; "In Area 2, by the parasol lady. Look for the stump immediately to her right. The stump takes up 4 tiles, so stand 2 squares north of the northeast tile of the stump and face north. Hit A and use the Dowsing App and you will see it. It's in the dark water that is just north of the grass. Stand in the grass facing north and press A." - Thank you very much for this! Take the train to Area 4 afterwards. Area 3 & 4 ------------ Items: Poke Ball Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wooper | Water/Ground | Level 20 | 30% | 27 - 29 | Marsh | |Quagsire | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 29 | Marsh | |Yanma | Bug/Flying |LvlUp+AncintPwr| 5% | 29 - 30 | Marsh | |Tangela** | Grass |LvlUp+AncintPwr| 25% | 27 - 30 | Marsh | |Bibarel** | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 27 - 28 | Marsh | |Noctowl** | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 28 | Marsh | |Hoothoot**| Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 10% | 27 | Marsh | |Arbok | Poison | N/A | 8% | 29 | Marsh FR | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** Tangela and Bibarel are 15% and 20% respectively at Night and Hoothoot and Noctowl are 0% at Morning/Day. Area 3 doesn't actually have any items, so it's easier to just go into Area 4. Go to the right and pick up the Poke Ball on the ground. Truth be told that is all that is in these two areas. Go on the train and head to Area 6. Area 5 & 6 ------------ Items: Red Shard, Great Ball Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wooper | Water/Ground | Level 20 | 30% | 27 - 29 | Marsh | |Quagsire | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 29 | Marsh | |Yanma** | Bug/Flying |LvlUp+AncintPwr| 25% | 29 - 30 | Marsh | |Tangela | Grass |LvlUp+AncintPwr| 5% | 27 - 30 | Marsh | |Bibarel** | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 27 - 28 | Marsh | |Hoothoot**| Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 20% | 27 | Marsh | |Arbok | Poison | N/A | 8% | 28 | Marsh FR | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** Yanma and Bibarel are 15% and 20% respectively at Night while Hoothoot is 0% at Morning/Day. When you get off the train, go past the green Ace Trainer to the right and across the marsh and pick up the Red Shard. Head back to the train and this time, go to the left into Area 5. Follow the path and pick up the Great Ball. That is all for the Great Marsh. Leave the marsh when you're ready. Located in All Areas --------------------- o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wooper | Water/Ground | Level 20 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Quagsire | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 15 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | |Carvanha | Water/Dark | Level 30 | 30% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Binocular Pokemon In Areas ---------------------------- One or two of these Pokemon will appear once a day at random in any area. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Skorupi | Poison/Bug | Level 40 | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Drapion | Poison/Dark | N/A | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Croagunk | Poison/Fighting | Level 37 | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Toxicroak | Poison/Fighting | N/A | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Carnivine | Grass | N/A | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | THESE POKEMON APPEAR IN THE MARSH RANDOMLY AFTER YOU GET THE NATIONAL DEX | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o |Paras | Grass/Bug | Level 24 | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Exeggcute | Grass/Psychic | Leaf Stone | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Kangaskhan| Normal | N/A | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Shroomish | Grass | Level 23 | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Kecleon | Normal | N/A | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | |Gulpin | Poison | Level 26 | 10% | 20 - 26 | Marsh | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Pastoria City --------------------- Head for the gym in the western part of Pastoria. However, before you enter, your rival will show up again! This time you have to battle. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 31 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 33 | | :: Rotom Lv. 34 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 34 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 33 | o-----------------------o [ RIVAL BATTLE #4 ] o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Chimchar... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staravia Male Lv. 34 EXP: 822 | | :: Roselia Male Lv. 32 EXP: 1041 | | :: Ponyta Male Lv. 32 EXP: 1041 | | :: Prinplup Male Lv. 36 EXP: 1103 | o-----------------------------------------o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Piplup... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staravia Male Lv. 34 EXP: 822 | | :: Buizel Male Lv. 32 EXP: 513 | | :: Ponyta Male Lv. 32 EXP: 1041 | | :: Grotle Male Lv. 36 EXP: 1087 | o---------------------------------------- o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Turtwig... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staravia Male Lv. 34 EXP: 822 | | :: Buizel Male Lv. 32 EXP: 513 | | :: Roselia Male Lv. 32 EXP: 1041 | | :: Monferno Male Lv. 36 EXP: 1095 | o-----------------------------------------o REWARDS: $3600 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Yeah, the levels have gone up pretty sharply here. Thankfully he hasn't evolved his Pokemon yet, depsite having at least three that can (counting the fact Roselia evolves with a stone.) Strongest attacks, yada yada. Nothing too hard. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Afterwards, heal if need be and go into the gym. =============================================================================== [043] PASTORIA GYM [MW043] =============================================================================== Items: TM55 Brine, Fen Badge Trainers' Pokemon: Bibarel L32, Whiscash L33, Wingull L31, Pelipper L31, Azurill L27, Azumarill L31, Marill L29, Goldeen L28, Gyarados L31, Seaking L31, Wingull L29, Shellos L30, Golduck L31 If you wish you can go into Route 212 first to train a bit, but I'll be writing this gym as though we're doing it now. Pastoria's puzzle is the same as it was in Diamond and Pearl and it is still a little annoying - not for difficulty, but the water takes ages to drain out. Anyway, go down the steps, left etcetera and stand on the first yellow button you come across to drain the water. Face the tuber here (optional, though) Go down, ignore the green button and take the passage through to the next rised part. Battle the fisherman (again, optional) and hit the green button to add more water to the gym. Go back down the stairs again and follow the now changed pathway to another raised part, and battle the sailor here. Now, press the blue button to raise the water level even further, and take the new path around, ignoring the yellow button on the way. Battle the girl tuber, go further up, battle the fisherman if you wish, then press the green button. Take the southern stairs down to the other side, press the yellow button at the end rather than the one on the side, then go back up the same stairs and this time go down the other stairs and follow the path around, go up the stairs and fight the compulsory sailor. Press the last blue button and now you can get to Crasher Wake! Save and talk to him to start the fifth gym battle of the game. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 31 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 34 | | :: Rotom Lv. 35 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 34 | | :: Prinplup Lv. 34 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER CRASHER WAKE ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Fen Badge! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Gyarados Male Lv. 33 EXP: 1512| | :: Quagsire Male Lv. 34 EXP: 997 | | :: Floatzel Male Lv. 37 EXP: 1410| - @Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $4440, Fen Badge, TM55 Brine STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Personally I had the perfect team for this because of Gardevoir's Magical Leaf and Rotom's Shock Wave, but this gym battle can actually be quite hard if you're not prepared. While Crasher Wake has the same Pokemon as in D/P, they are several levels higher. Gyarados actually has Physical attacks now, including Waterfall. Having an electric type move will make it MUCH easier to take it out, but otherwise you shall just have to improvise. If you have a rock-type attack that will also work, but be warned that Waterfall will likely OHKO any Rock/Ground types due to the 4x effective bonus. Quagsire isn't too much of a threat, but the main thing to be wary of is that it is a dual typed Pokemon, being Water and _Ground_. This means it has no weaknesses apart from Grass, to which it is quadruple weak to. Electric attacks have no effect on it whatsoever, and Electric-types that don't avoid Ground attacks (ie not Rotom) can be killed in an instant by powerful Ground attacks. If you have a Grass move such as Magical Leaf or just a Roselia/Grotle/Torterra use that. Otherwise beat it down normally. Floatzel is _fast_. Be warned that it does have Crunch, a physical eighty power Dark-type move that can really damage your Ghost and Psychic-types. Ironically Floatzel doesn't give as much EXP as Gyarados, but it can be quite the threat if you're unprepared, especially considering its high level. It is relatively frail and shouldn't kill most of your Pokemon in one hit, but given a type advantage it may well 2HKO your Pokemon. Hit it fast and hit it hard. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you beat Crasher Wake, you will receive the Fen Bedge, allowing you to use Surf. Exit the gym afterwards back into Pastoria. Pastoria City --------------- As soon as you exit the gym, your rival will come and tell you of an occurence that has happened, and Crasher Wake will come out too. Crasher Wake will leave and your rival will follow soon after. Go and heal and head over to the Great Marsh. You might notice your rival peeking in throug the Croagunk billboard, but he won't budge for the time being. Go and talk to Crasher Wake, then an explosion will happen in the marsh, and the Galactic Grunt we saw earlier will come out of the Marsh and run off. Chase time! Head back towards Route 214, talking to the grunt if you see him then following. By the way, the market now sells the following things. Quick Balls are some helpful balls that have a very high capture rate when the battle first starts:- o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Air Mail $50 | | :: Great Ball $600 | :: Dusk Ball $1000 | | :: Ultra Ball $1200 | :: Quick Ball $1000 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Nest Ball $1000 | | :: Super Potion $700 | | | :: Hyper Potion $1200 | | | :: Revive $1500 | | | :: Antidote $100 | | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | | :: Awakening $250 | | | :: Burn Heal $250 | | | :: Ice Heal $250 | | | :: Escape Rope $550 | | | :: Repel $350 | | | :: Super Repel $500 | | | :: Max Repel $700 | | o-------------------------------------------------------------o Route 212 ----------- CATCH THE PIGEON. CATCH THE PIGEON! Keep harassing him each time you see him. On the third time you talk to him, Looker will show up as well and practically join the chase. Thankfully, he stops at the gatehouse to the lake. Keep going up to Valour Lakefront. Valour Lakefront ----------------- Items: SecretPotion Trainers' Pokemon: Croagunk L31 Talk to him once more on the hotel part to watch him scurry, then talk to him once more below and he will finally fight you (why, I have no idea. Galactic grunts are really stupid...) Finish the incredibly easy battle and the grunt will go off-screen. Then Cynthia appears. CYNTHIA IS ACTUALLY THE HEAD OF TEAM GALACTIC! WHAT A CONSPIRACY! Nah, not really. Would have been funny though. Cynthia will talk to you a bit before you get interrupted by your rival, who dashes off seconds later. Cynthia will continue talking to you about the Psyduck on Route 210, and will then give you the SecretPotion to help fix the problem. Another Johto reference! Cynthia will leave afterwards. Next in the story we go to Route 210 and then Celestic Town, meaning you can completely skip past Route 212. However it contains some very important PokeDex entries, as well as a mountain of experience. If you're following that part of the walkthrough, fly back to Pastoria and exit through the southwest part. Otherwise, fly to Solaceon, go north and then go to section #47. =============================================================================== [044] ROUTE 212 SOUTH [MW044] =============================================================================== Items: Pinap Berry (x3), Pecha Berry, Dawn Stone, Revive, Hyper Potion, Elixir, TM06 Toxic, Big Mushroom, TM62 Silver Wind, Full Heal, Blue Shard Trainers' Pokemon: Magnemite L30, Kadabra L26, Wooper L26, Quagsire L28, Goldeen L27, Bibarel L27, Carnivine L28, Luxio L30, Gyarados L29, Goldeen L27, Goldeen L27, Barboach L24, Barboach L25, Barboach L25, Gyarados L26, Umbreon L27, Espeon L27, Hoothoot L26 (night), Machop L28 (night), Kadabra L30, Marill L29, Monferno L31, Leafeon L29 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Croagunk | Poison/Fighting | Level 37 | 10% | 24 - 25 | Grass | |Shellos | Water | Level 30 | 45% | 23 - 26 | Grass | |Buizel | Water | Level 26 | 15% | 23 - 25 | Grass | |Quagsire | Water/Ground | N/A | 30% | 24 - 26 | Grass | |Lotad | Water/Grass | Level 14 | 4% | 26 | Grass Sa | |Lombre | Water/Grass | Water Stone | 4% | 23 | Grass Sa | |Ekans | Poison | Level 22 | 8% | 23 - 26 | Grass FR | |Grimer | Poison | Level 38 | 12% | 24 - 26 | PokeRadar | |Shellos | Water | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 15 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Unlike D/P we have to do this route in reverse pretty much. Go forward and pick the berries, then go back and up into the mud. Pull out your dowsing machine, and go to the very top left of the mud. Head one space to the right, face downwards and press A to get a Dawn Stone! This will allow you to evolve any male Kirlia or later on, female Snorunt. Go to the left and battle the Ace Trainer here, then pick up the Toxic TM that you can find in a small square in the south-east of the large mud square. Then go under the wooden bridge and follow it to the end, where you can pick up a Revive on the floor. Go back to where the berries were and cut down the tree, cross the bridge and pick up the Hyper Potion on the floor here. Battle the scientist with magnets, go a bit further west and battle the Parasol Lady, who should really use an umbrella instead a parasol (though they are probably the same thing <:) then pick up the Zinc here. Jump off the ledge. If you haven't got Cut, just go west through the mud patches. Battle another parasol lady by the house then go into the mud by her. Pick up the Elixir on the land patch then turn back to where the Parasol Lady and the house were. Going through the mud was just for an Elixir. Uwee hee hee! I wonder how many of you will get that reference. The hiker in the house here is one of the three new Move Tutors in this game. For a certain shard price he will teach your Pokemon moves that they may be able to learn, but you need the shards to pay him. It's worth it for some of the moves he can teach to your Pokemon though, most notably the elemental punches. Lucario is pretty good with Ice Punch, for example. Exit the house if you went in there and begin to cross the bridge. Fight the fisherman here then go north on the bridge and fight the fisherman there. Go further up, cut the tree, ascend the mount and take the southern bridge. Don't be fooled by this island - you can go behind the trees - do so and get to an island that is apparently empty. Hidden item! There is a Big Mushroom in the bottom left square by here. Pity it doesn't make your character super-sized like it does in Mario. From there head back to the last Fisherman you battled and this time take the lower path on the bridge. Battle this fisherman then the collector to the left. DO NOT MISS THIS COLLECTOR! This is the only place in the game you can see Umbreon. The first time I played Platinum I took ages trying to find this trainer... it is also the first time you get to see an Espeon but there is a compulsory one much later on. After that battle, go up the stairs and across the wooden bridge and pick up the TM62 Silver Wind on the floor. Go back down, to the left and up and go around the lake, battling the Policeman if you're able (night only, though.) At the other end, take the non cut path and battle the scientist here. Pick up the Full Heal, go north and pick up the Blue Shard. Then go to the right and challenge the two trainers here to a double battle. One of the rangers here has a Leafeon which you will want in your PokeDex for sure. Afterwards, go north into the sunny side of the route. Yay for the north. =============================================================================== [045] ROUTE 212 NORTH [MW045] =============================================================================== Items: Elixir, TM11 Sunny Day, Aspear Berry, Sitrus Berry, Green Shard Trainers' Pokemon: Hoothoot L25, Machop L25, Hoothoot L24, Machop L26, Roselia L27, Chatot L27, Hoothoot L23, Machop L27, Prinplup L27, Cherubi L27, Hoothoot L26, Machop L24 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Kirlia | Psychic |DawnStone/Lvl30| 20% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 35% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Marill | Water | Level 18 | 25% | 21 - 23 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 21 - 23 | Grass | |Smeargle | Normal | N/A | 12% | 24 - 26 | PokeRadar | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Kirlia | Psychic |DawnStone/Lvl30| 10% | 23 & 24 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 35% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Marill | Water | Level 18 | 45% | 21 - 23 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 10% | 23 | Grass | |Smeargle | Normal | N/A | 12% | 24 - 26 | PokeRadar | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Pick up the Elixir behind the signpost then go through the patch of grass. Go to the left (we'll come back to the mansion in a minute) and cut the tree here then go through and pick up TM11, Sunny Day. Jump off the ledge and battle the policeman here if possible, go up further and battle the second policeman here if you can. Afterwards, head back down the route (you can go to Hearthome and heal if need be) and battle the old couple down here. This is the real money goldmine - one battle with either of these people will give you $5400, meaning with the VS Seeker and Amulet Coin you can potentially get a massive $21,600 with each VS. Seeker use. This is the place to come for money. Pick the berries growing here then head into the mansion walls. Battle the officer if you can as usual, then go up and challenge the rich kids here to a double battle (or singular if you would prefer), one of whom has a sticker on their Prinplup. Afterwards, enter the mansion, but not before picking up the Green Shard to the right of the wall. =============================================================================== [046] POKEMON MANSION/TROPHY GARDEN [MW046] =============================================================================== Items: Luxury Ball, Soothe Bell, Protein, TM87 Swagger, Infinite Rare Candies Trainers' Pokemon: Clefairy L25, Clefairy L27, Clefairy L29, Clefairy L31, Clefairy L33 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pichu | Electric | Happiness | 30% | 21 - 22 | Grass | |Pikachu | Electric | Thunderstone | 10% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 30% | 22 - 23 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Kricketune| Bug | N/A | 10% | 22 - 23 | Grass | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pichu | Electric | Happiness | 30% | 21 - 22 | Grass | |Pikachu | Electric | Thunderstone | 10% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 30% | 22 - 23 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 30% | 22 - 24 | Grass | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pichu | Electric | Happiness | 30% | 21 - 22 | Grass | |Pikachu | Electric | Thunderstone | 10% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 30% | 22 - 23 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 22 - 24 | Grass | |Kricketune| Bug | N/A | 20% | 22 - 23 | Grass | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * More Pokemon will appear here after the Elite Four. Check the appropriate * * section in the aftermain walkthrough for details on this matter. * ******************************************************************************* The mansion holds some important data for us. To begin with, go into the left corridor and talk to the maid to begin a series of battles with maids, much like the Winston family were outside Mauville in R/S/E. There are five battles each with a Clefairy of rising level. I believe you can do this challenge once every day, though. When you attempt it, the maid will give you a certain number of turns to do the challenge in. This is the total turns for ALL five battles, so if she says "do it in five turns" then you need to finish off each Clefairy in one turn. If you do this, you will get to fight the owner of the mansion who has a Blissey he will fight you with. I don't know the Blissey's level, though. As for the Infinite Rare Candies, if you bring a Pokemon with Covet or Thief and have it use that move on the Blissey in the battle with the owner, I believe you get a Rare Candy, and this can be repeated once per day. I have yet to try this myself so I can't confirm it, though. Enter the far left room to get a free Luxury Ball, that causes a Pokemon to get much higher happiness ratings when it catches something so it is helpful for Pokemon that evolve from happiness like Chansey and Golbat, but they are rare. Sleep in the bed to recover if you wish, then go into the next room to the right and talk to the maid in here to receive a second Soothe Bell. In the third room to the right, check the bin to find a Protein, then leave. Go across the hallway to the corridor on the right and enter the only room in here. Pick up the Swagger TM in the corner, then READ THE BOOK ON THE DESK. Make sure you say yes to read it and Manaphy's picture will show up, adding it to your PokeDex as seen - this is the only way to get it in there. That is all that is in the mansion for now, but if you like you can go outside the back to the Trophy Garden where some Wild Pokemon are located, most notably Pikachu and Pichu which so far have been unobtainable - until now. Afterwards, fly to Solaceon Town, then go north into Route 210. It will be very helpful if you bring along a Pokemon that knows Defog. =============================================================================== [047] ROUTE 210 NORTH [MW047] =============================================================================== Items: Max Repel, Hyper Potion, Nest Ball, Red Shard, TM30 Shadow Ball, Smoke Ball, Sitrus Berry, Chesto Berry, Wiki Berry, Aguav Berry Trainers' Pokemon: Croagunk L31, Stunky L33, Zubat L30, Skorupi L32, Zubat L29, Skorupi L29, Golbat L29, Stunky L29, Aipom L32, Grotle L33, Girafarig L32, Gyarados L36, Raichu L36, Scyther L32, Luxio L34, Probopass L31, Mothim L33, Machoke L34, Stunky L31, Golbat L31, Hoothoot L31, Noctowl L33, Tangela L32, Buizel L32, Ponyta L32 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Swablu | Normal/Flying | Level 35 | 20% | 27 | Grass | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 20% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 20% | 28 | Grass | |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 15% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 15% | 28 - 29 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 29 - 30 | Grass | |Bagon | Dragon | Level 30 | 12% | 14 - 16 | PokeRadar | |Zangoose | Normal | N/A | 8% | 29 - 30 | Grass Ru | |Seviper | Poison | N/A | 8% | 29 - 30 | Grass Sa | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Swablu | Normal/Flying | Level 35 | 30% | 27 | Grass | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 20% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 20% | 28 | Grass | |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 15% | 28 - 29 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 29 - 30 | Grass | |Bagon | Dragon | Level 30 | 12% | 14 - 16 | PokeRadar | |Zangoose | Normal | N/A | 8% | 29 - 30 | Grass Ru | |Seviper | Poison | N/A | 8% | 29 - 30 | Grass Sa | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Hoothoot | Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 10% | 27 | Grass | |Noctowl | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 29 | Grass | |Swablu | Normal/Flying | Level 35 | 20% | 27 | Grass | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 10% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 20% | 28 | Grass | |Scyther | Bug/Flying |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Machop | Fighting | Level 28 | 15% | 28 - 29 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 29 - 30 | Grass | |Bagon | Dragon | Level 30 | 12% | 14 - 16 | PokeRadar | |Zangoose | Normal | N/A | 8% | 29 - 30 | Grass Ru | |Seviper | Poison | N/A | 8% | 29 - 30 | Grass Sa | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o In southern Route 210, just talk to the Psyduck to use the SecretPotion causing them to scatter and flee. Go over to the left and go through the grass to pick up a Max Repel, then go through the grass by here normally. This part of the route is still the southern part, but we will be in the north soon enough. There are a few ninja boys hiding in the grass; battle them if you wish. Pick up the Hyper Potion in the clearing, too. There are three ninja boys - one in the center, one to the east of the long grass and one in the west. When you're ready, continue upward. Go through the right grass patch here to pick up a Nest Ball, then go upwards. You'll know you're in the north when the fog rolls in. If you have Defog on you use it now. It isn't required but having Fog in every battle will result in the accuarcy of all of your moves being decreased which can really be a pain. Either way, go up and challenge the ninja boy here. Next, go through the grass rather than the cut path to get a Red Shard (note you can catch Swablu in this route!) then battle the Ace Trainer here. Go up the mountain and do the double battle here which adds Raichu to your PokeDex. Go further up to come into contact with another Ace Trainer here. Note that the Rock Climb path right next to you leads to the Draco Meteor house where you can teach any dragon Pokemon the move Draco Meteor if they're happy enough. Finish off the Ace Trainer to add the sexy Probopass to your PokeDex then continue to the west. Go across the thin bridge and battle the ninja boy at the other end then continue south, break the rocks and pick up your prize of TM30, Shadow Ball. Return to the split road and take the thick bridge this time, having a forced battle with the fighter here. Go down, head to the right and battle the Ninja Boy then claim the Smoke Ball on the ground, allowing you to run away from any Wild Pokemon without problems. Head back west, battle the Bird Keeper, continue west and battle the Veteran here. Head up the northern stairs and pick the berries, then take the western stairs up and into Celestic Town. =============================================================================== [048] CELESTIC TOWN [MW048] =============================================================================== Items: Dragon Fang, King's Rock Trainers' Pokemon: Houndour L32, Golbat L30 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 15 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Corphish | Water | Level 30 | 30% | 30 - 40 | Fishing S | |Crawdaunt | Water/Dark | N/A | 5% | 40 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 5% | 40 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o A quiet little village. Go in the Pokemon Center and heal, then exit. If you want to do some shopping, visit the top left house in Celestic; the stock is identical to what it was in Pastoria with the exception that the Dusk Balls have been replaced by Timer Balls. When you're ready to battle, head down the center and talk to the Galactic grunt blocking the cave entrance to start a fight when you say Yes to his question. After you beat him, the elder will come and talk to you and you'll automatically give her the Old Charm. First, go over to the right steps and climb them and pick up the Dragon Fang on the ground, then go into the ruins. Note that one reader (Andrew L.) has found a hidden King's Rock on the ledge directly opposite the Dragon Fang. Use the Dowsing App to find it. A second reader known has Shane L. has also found it, so I'm quite sure it is there. Inspect the painting by pressing A on it and the elder will come to you and comment on it herself. All of a sudden, Cyrus will appear, and after some more dialogue he will actually attack you! o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 37 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 36 | | :: Rotom Lv. 36 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 36 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 36 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC BOSS CYRUS ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Protect the Celestic Ruins! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Sneasel Male Lv. 34 EXP: 961 | | :: Golbat Male Lv. 34 EXP: 1245| | :: Murkrow Male Lv. 36 EXP: 825 | - @ Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $6480 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Ah, I love the music in the Galactic Boss battles. I wish you got to hear it more than three times, really. Be wary of Sneasel - it has Ice Punch, and running off its high Attack stat as well as the Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) it can be quite frail. A single super-effective attack should off it however as it is very frail. Using Close Combat from Staraptor or something would be a good idea if you have one. Golbat is just an normal Golbat. Shoot it down with a well placed Electric, Rock, Ice or Psychic attack, or just attack it normally. It's barely a threat. Murkrow rounds off Cyrus' team with a Dark/Flying typing. It is incredily frail but also quite fast and it has a Sitrus Berry to use. It is equipped with Night Shade allowing it to deal 36 HP damage to anything it hits, but at this point in the game the majority of your Pokemon will likely have upwards of 100 HP total. Just faint the Murkrow ASAP. Cyrus does have a Hyper Potion as well which he will use if his Murkrow ends up in lower yellow or red health. Murkrow also has Astonish which can possibly flinch, but it is a very weak Ghost-type attack. It shouldn't be much of a problem. It also has Faint Attack as its main arsenal, working off STAB and it will do plenty to your Psychic-type Pokemon. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After you finish the battle, Cyrus will disappear and the elder of Celestic Town will give you HM03 - Surf! Now there are a few more places we can explore around Sinnoh to get some extra items and such. But first, go outside, talk to Cynthia, heal up and then head out of Celestic Town via the west exit. =============================================================================== [049] ROUTE 211 WEST [MW049] =============================================================================== Items: Pecha Berry, Aspear Berry, Iapapa Berry, Grepa Berry, TM77 Psych Up, Carbos Trainers' Pokemon: Croagunk L31, Meditite L31, Machoke L31, Skorupi L32, Croagunk L30, Bronzor L28, Bronzor L30, Bronzor L32, Noctowl L34 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 40% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 28 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 15% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 15% | 29 - 30 | Grass | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 10% | 29 | Grass | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 28 | Grass | |Noctowl | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 29 | Grass | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 40% | 27 - 29 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 28 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 15% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 15% | 29 - 30 | Grass | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 10% | 29 | Grass | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Pick the berries near the entrance to the route, then head through the grass. Claim the Carbos lying in the grass, then fight the Blackbelt walking below. Ascend the mountain and battle the hidden ninja boy here. Next, battle the Ruin Maniac, jolly as always. Break the rocks at the top to get around (since we don't have Strength yet) and battle the Bird Keeper by here. Talk to the guy looking over the mountaintop to get TM77, Psych Up. After that, enter Mt. Coronet. Mt Coronet Route 211 West Entrance ----------------------------------- Items: Escape Rope We cannot actually go too far yet because we still lack Strength, but if you go down from the entrance you can get an Escape Rope. That is all that we can get in this part for now; exit the mountain. Item Collection --------------- Items: Protein, Dawn Stone, TM31 Brick Break, Iron, Rose Incense, TM84 Poison Jab, Mystic Water, Odd Keystone, Electrizer, TM24 Thunderbolt, Water Stone, Big Pearl, Max Revive, Rare Candy, TM03 Water Pulse, Luck Incense Trainers' Pokemon: Riolu L34, Graveler L34, Staraptor L34, Psyduck L31, Azumarill L35, Tentacool L31, Pelipper L31, Machoke L34, Golduck L32, Golduck L34, Finneon L31, Pelipper L33, Gyarados L32, Gyarados L32, Gyarados L32 Now to get some items. First, fly to Oreburgh City. Go up into Route 207 and enter Mt. Coronet. Surf across the top part and collect a Protein, then jump off the ledge and cross the raised rock here. Go atop the other stairs and Surf across this too and pick up the Dawn Stone, then exit the cave afterwards. Go back into Oreburgh and this time head for Oreburgh Gate. Descend to the bottom floor and go to the far west, using your bike to go over the two ramps on the bottom floor. Pick up the TM31 Brick Break on the floor here, then begin Surfing on the water. Surf over to the left side and fight the Expert, adding Riolu and Staraptor to your PokeDex, then... we have to leave. Damn boulder needing Strength. Argh. Exit Oreburgh Gate and fly to Hearthome. Take the south-western exit into Route 212 and Surf across the water that is in a straight line from the gatehouse and collect the Iron on the other side. Surf across the water near the old couple as well and collect the previously unobtainable Rose Incense that is there, allowing you to breed for Budew. If you go to southern 212, Surf on the water by the Policeman and the wooden bridges and get on the small island to pick up TM84, Poison Jab. Fly to Veilstone, go into Route 214 and Surf across the water on the right to reach a Rare Candy. Fly to Pastoria and Surf across the water to reach an alcove with a Mystic Water lying on the floor. Fly to Twinleaf, get your Dowsing Rod out, and Surf on the water. If you go on the far left side of the water, two squares away from the top and press A on the tree, you will get an Odd Keystone. Fly to Pastoria, and head out to Route 213. Start Surfing on the water. There is a way in to the bottom area just south of the part of the sea facing the southern end of the large cliff in the middle of the route. There's a few swimmers to face in here. Get on the shallow land when you come across it and rather than go through the gap in the rocks and reach a dead end, go up from where the sailor is and begin to Surf on the upper part of the water. Battle/evade the swimmers and pick up the Water Stone on the shallow land. If you Surf a bit further down, you can hop on and off on the shallow island below and get to the center of the shallow island. Do so and press a on the bottom left point of the triangle formed by the rocks to get a Big Pearl. Afterwards, go back to the left side of the shallow water island, sidle between the rock slab and the rock wall that looks impenetrable but really isn't and fight the swimmers if need be. Grab the Max Revive on the shallow island here. Fly to Floaroma and head south into Route 204 and keep going until you reach the Ravaged Path. Break the rocks and go over to the left side of the area and Surf, then keep following the water path over to the far right. Jump off, collect the TM03 Water Pulse, then get back on the water, follow the path back but this time get off at the left. Go through the passage here, breaking any rocks along the way that you need to and collect the Luck Incense at the end, allowing you to breed Happiny. Exit the area afterwards. Fly back to Floaroma again. Go into Route 205, get on the bridge, Surf to the right part of the water - behind the Valley Windworks. Pick up the Electrizer here, then Surf further onto the very back island and pick up the Thunderbolt TM! That is all for now; we will be able to get some more stuff later once we get Strength and Waterfall. Go back onto the bridge you sailed to Valley Windworks from and this time head left. Follow the water up until you enter a place called 'Fuego Ironworks'. By the way, you can actually do Routes 219, 220 and 221 now, if you wish. For more information on them, see the section in the second part of the walkthrough for they are completely unrequired, honestly. =============================================================================== [050] FUEGO IRONWORKS [MW050] =============================================================================== Fuego Ironworks Outside ------------------------ Items: Sitrus Berry, Wepear Berry (x4), Kelpsy Berry Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Magmar | Fire |Trade+Magmarizr| 30% | 28 - 29 | Grass | |Magnemite | Electric/Steel | Level 30 | 30% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 15% | 30 - 31 | Grass | |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Shellder | Water | Water Stone | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Magmar | Fire |Trade+Magmarizr| 20% | 29 | Grass | |Magnemite | Electric/Steel | Level 30 | 30% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 25% | 28 - 31 | Grass | |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Shellder | Water | Water Stone | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Nothing much on the outside, but the most notable thing is your ability to get both Magmar and Magnemite, both of which are new Pokemon in Sinnoh for Plat. Magnemite users who get a 29 to 30 level Magnemite will be able to evolve it into a Magnezone within two levels; one to evolve it into Magneton and another level-up in Mt. Coronet somewhere to get it to evolve into a Magnezone. Magmar can also be evolved now since we picked up the Magmarizer earlier, so do not hestiate to use them if you want to! Pick up the berries to the left side, then go through the grass and enter the Ironworks. Fuego Ironworks Inside ------------------------ Items: Yellow Shard, Calcium, Blue Shard, Fire Stone, Green Shard, Rock Incense TM35 Flamethrower, Star Piece, Red Shard Trainers' Pokemon: Machop L33, Machoke L33, Magnemite L32, Magnemite L32, Magnemite L32, Magmar L35 To begin with, head to the left and take the first teleporter. Evade the one that you end up right above and go around, entering the gap presented to you next to another teleporter. Pick up the Yellow Shard in this alcove, then exit the alcove and head around and take the teleporter on the left hand side. Talk to the Worker here to initiate a battle. Afterwards, go south-east and take the teleporter that goes up, then pick up the Calcium in this square. Go up and take the teleporter up above that goes to the left, then circle and this time take the teleporter going to the right instead of the one going up. Battle the Worker in the place you arrive, and then afterwards take the arrow going to the right in the top right corner. Follow this path around then pick up the Blue Shard you arrive next to. Then go back up the passage you just came through but go to the right and take the right arrow. Pick up the now accessible Fire Stone, then take the left going arrow, break out of the corridor and head around up to the dead end where a Green Shard is located. Go back around and take the same right arrow and this time take the arrow going down over to the right. Take the top arrow of three here and fight the worker you end up next to. Go back and navigate around the panels to get to the Rock Incense for Bonsly. Pick it up, then go back into the alcove that the worker was in and take the arrow on the other end to reach the center of the factory. Talk to the guy inside to receive a Star Piece, and pick up the Flamethrower TM next to the fire thingy..? Take the teleporter down, then go left, take that teleporter, circle around, take the left one, go to the right, take the panel going to the right and when you get to the alcove with the worker, take the path down and collect the Red Shard against the wall. Take the down arrow right next to it and exit the Ironworks. Then go down and Surf across the river into Floaroma Meadow. Floaroma Meadow ---------------- Items: Miracle Seed, Leaf Stone, Ultra Ball, Honey, Rare Candy, Max Revive PP Up Head straight down when you enter and pick up the Leaf Stone in the middle of the flowers. Then go over to the top left and pick up the Miracle Seed. The middle left holds an Ultra Ball to get and there is a Rare Candy in the bottom left. There is also a hidden Max Revive right in the center of the meadow; use your Dowsing Machine App to pinpoint it. In addition, there is a hidden honey if you stand where the Ultra Ball was, then go five steps right, three steps up and press A, as one reader has found. AND there is a PP Up hidden above the Max Revive, which you can also use your Dowsing App to find, as has said one reader. Afterwards, fly to Jubilife City. Jubilife City -------------- Heal if needed, then head to the top left exit of the city. Cross through to Route 218. =============================================================================== [051] ROUTE 218 [MW051] =============================================================================== Items: Rare Candy, Rawst Berry, Persim Berry, Figy Berry, Pinap Berry (x2), Hyper Potion Trainers' Pokemon: Mantyke L32, Machoke L34, Kricketune L33, Magnemite L33, Remoraid L29, Remoraid L29, Remoraid L30, Remoraid L31, Gyarados L31, Gyarados L33, Gyarados L33 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Mr. Mime | Psychic | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 25% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Chatot | Normal/Flying | N/A | 25% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Voltorb | Electric | Level 30 | 40% | 28 - 29 | Swarm | |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Mr. Mime | Psychic | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 40% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Voltorb | Electric | Level 30 | 40% | 28 - 29 | Swarm | |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now that we have Surf, we can explore this route much more fully. Use Surf to get on the water then sail over to the right and pick up the Rare Candy on this small piece of land. Next, Surf over to the left until you reach land and battle the sailor by here to add Mantyke to your PokeDex. Go a bit further down and battle the Guitarist by here who has a Magnemite with some nice stickers. Pick the berries over to the right, then go over to the water and Surf but do it below the rocks so that you can reach an island over to the right with two Fishermen. Battle them both, then Surf around them and grab the Hyper Potion sitting on the island. Go back to the main land, and enter the gatehouse into Canalave. Inside, one of Rowan's assistants will talk to you and give you an upgrade to your PokeDex, allowing you to see different forms of Pokemon (ie the three Burmy and Wormadam forms). It also shows both male and female versions. Anyway, go throug the left side of the gatehouse into Canalave City. =============================================================================== [052] CANALAVE CITY [MW052] =============================================================================== Items: TM48 Skill Swap, TM89 U-Turn Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Shellos | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Staryu | Water | Water Stone | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Whew, about time we got here. I love the music in this city so much <3 Pity the bike overrides the music. Go into the first house you see and talk to the green haired woman to receive TM48, Skill Swap. I'll show the PokeMart later as usual; the Poke Center is at the top of the right hand side. DO NOT CROSS THE BRIDGE BEFORE HEALING, OR YOU WILL REGRET IT. The third building up on the right side, including the PokeMart, has the Move Deleter in it, a person who can remove any move your Pokemon has learned which includes HM moves, so it is useful if you want to get rid of a move like Defog or something. Heal in the Pokemon Center, save if you wish, then head across the bridge. What a surprise - your rival appears! He'll battle you again, and this time he does have evolved Pokemon... o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 38 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 38 | | :: Rotom Lv. 38 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 38 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 38 | o-----------------------o [ RIVAL BATTLE #4 ] o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Chimchar... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staraptor Male Lv. 36 EXP: 1326 | | :: Heracross Male Lv. 37 EXP: 1585 | | :: Roserade Male Lv. 35 EXP: 1530 | | :: Rapidash Male Lv. 35 EXP: 1440 | | :: Empoleon Male Lv. 38 EXP: 1710 | o-----------------------------------------o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Piplup... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staraptor Male Lv. 36 EXP: 1326 | | :: Heracross Male Lv. 37 EXP: 1585 | | :: Floatzel Male Lv. 35 EXP: 1335 | | :: Rapidash Male Lv. 35 EXP: 1440 | | :: Torterra Male Lv. 38 EXP: 1693 | o---------------------------------------- o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Turtwig... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staraptor Male Lv. 36 EXP: 1326 | | :: Heracross Male Lv. 37 EXP: 1585 | | :: Floatzel Male Lv. 35 EXP: 1335 | | :: Roserade Male Lv. 35 EXP: 1530 | | :: Infernape Male Lv. 38 EXP: 1701 | o-----------------------------------------o REWARDS: $3800 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o While the rival's levels haven't rised much from Pastoria, the actual Pokemon have had their stats raised a fair bit because of the evolutionary process they have all undergone; even Ponyta, who normally doesn't evolve until Level 40. I wonder why they made Ponyta evolve so late, anyway... Also, does the music that plays when you load the Platinum title screen with Giratina on it sound like Metroid music to you? Or is it just me? Talk about going on a tangent. Anyway, Staraptor is fairly frail but watch out for Intimidate which will weaken the first attacker to face it. It doesn't have any particuarly strong moves (it may have Close Combat, I'm not sure) and it is practically guaranteed to die in two hits at most to any Super-effective attack because it has such awful defenses, especially Special Defense with only a very small 50 base. Heracross also dies quite easily. Using a Psychic or Fire attack on Heracross will yield good results; using a Flying move on it will practically yield an instant kill, because Heracross has a quadruple weakness to Flying moves. Be warned that it has high attack power, so you do not want it to be able to hurt your Pokemon! Take it out ASAP. None of Floatzel, Roserade or Rapidash are particuarly troublesome, either. Floatzel and Rapidash can be quite fast and Roserade has high Special Attack power, but all three of them are very frail. Type match or whack them with a strong attack to watch them crumple easily. The starter is probably the hardest one here. It matched my own starter level for level, but since I had Empoleon I just used Blizzard. Heh. Infernape is fairly frail but fast; use a strong attack to take it out quickly. Empoleon is part Steel, so don't expect a large amount of attacks to pierce it; however Electric attacks will work like a charm, as will Ground attacks as well as Fighting attacks. Pitting Infernape against Empoleon might not be such a bad idea as Close Combat will likely OHKO it, and likewise if you use Earthquake with Torterra on Infernape or have Empoleon smack Torterra with a Blizzard (it has a quadruple ice weak, being Grass/Ground!) It doesn't take much to kill. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Your rival will leave afterwards. While we can actually do the gym now, I'll be taking you to Iron Island. Enjoy? Heal up at the Pokemon Center, then go down to the port. Rather than talking to the sailor, choose to Surf off the wooden part and Surf downwards into a hidden path with TM89 U-Turn at the end. Then go back to the port, and talk to the sailor. Choose to set out for Iron Island. By the way, you will want a spare slot in your party for this trip. You can leave any HM Slaves in the PC because you will not need to use any HM moves to complete Iron Island... =============================================================================== [053] IRON ISLAND [MW053] =============================================================================== Outside --------- Items: HM04 Strength Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Qwilfish | Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Welcome to Iron Island. If I were you, I wouldn't catch anything during our stay here unless it is a shiny or something, since we will be needing the spare slot at the end of this dungeon. You can catch stuff afterwards, though. Ride up the stairs (ignore the house for now) and talk to Riley at the entrance of Iron Island to receive HM04, Strength. Riley will go into Iron Island after that; follow him. Floor 1F --------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Geodude | Rock/Ground | Level 25 | 35% | 30 - 32 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 35% | 31 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 30 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 30 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 10% | 31 - 33 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Nothing on this floor. Head down the left stairs for the time being. Floor 1F [Left] --------------- Items: Yellow Shard, Protector Trainers' Pokemon: Aipom L34, Floatzel L36 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 70% | 31 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 20% | 30 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 10% | 31 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Mawile | Steel | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Ru | |Sableye | Ghost/Dark | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go around the top way to collect the Yellow Shard in the center of the room. Then return to the entrance and go the bottom way, battling the trainer there and collecting the Protector off the mound, meaning you can now evolve your Rhydon! If you have one, anyway. Exit to the main 1F room and this time go down the right stairs rather than the left. Floor 1F [Right] ----------------- Items: Escape Rope, Max Repel, Revive Trainers' Pokemon: Raichu L37 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 70% | 31 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 20% | 30 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 10% | 31 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Mawile | Steel | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Ru | |Sableye | Ghost/Dark | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go through the barrels and pick up the Escape Rope on the end, then go back and ascend the raised part. Rather than going down the next stairs you see, take the right raised path to pick up a Max Repel, then go down the stairs and battle the Picknicker. Ascend the upper stairs, follow it around and get the Revive, then go back to the Picknicker and take the other stairs, then take the elevator down and go down the right staircase. Floor 2F [Right] ----------------- Items: Elixir, TM23 Iron Tail, Star Piece Trainers' Pokemon: Magnemite L34, Magnemite L36, Steelix L37 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 10% | 33 - 35 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 50% | 31 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 20% | 30 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 20% | 31 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Mawile | Steel | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Ru | |Sableye | Ghost/Dark | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Battle the pacing worker just inside, then follow the lower path and claim the Elixir on the raised part. Go back, ascend the stairs near the entrance to this room and battle the other pacing Worker by here. Grab the Iron Tail TM near him and if you circle around to the other side of the barrel, go one step right and press A you can pick up a hidden Star Piece. Afterwards, exit this part of 2F and descend the left stairs. Floor 2F [Left] ---------------- Items: Ultra Ball, Iron Plate, Dusk Ball, Magnet, Max Potion, HP Up, Red Shard Trainers' Pokemon: Medicham L38, Toxicroak L38, Graveler L35, Nosepass L35, Rhyhorn L35, Steelix L33, Magnemite L34, Geodude L33, Machoke L36, Graveler L34 Machop L34, Geodude L33, Quagsire L35, Lopunny L38, Hippopotas L38, Medicham L35, Staraptor L36, Kirlia L36, Zubat L34, Glameow L34, Golbat L34, Stunky L34, Croagunk L34, Houndour L34 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 10% | 33 - 35 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 50% | 31 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 20% | 30 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 20% | 31 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Riolu | Fighting | Happiness+Day | --% | 1 | Event (Egg) | |Mawile | Steel | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Ru | |Sableye | Ghost/Dark | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now this room is the bulk of Iron Island. Nearly as soon as you enter you will see Riley, who will talk to you a little and then join up with you! This is another area with double battling and free healing and everything. Yay! [ POKEMON TRAINER RILEY ] o----------------------------------------o |- Team up with Riley against Galactic! -| |----------------------------------------| | :: Lucario Male Lv. 41 EXP: --- | o----------------------------------------o Yeah, couldn't really think of a short title for this one. Go straight down and engage in a double battle with the male/female fighters down here. As is the usual, they use Fighting types, but both Medicham and Toxicroak are dual-typed fighters so it makes a nice change. Be warned that using Surf in these battles will also harm Lucario and will hit everyone for ~75% the usual damage it would cause in a normal battle, but with all the Water-weak Pokemon down here it can still prove to be very useful. After the battle, head further down and ascend the staircase and grab the Ultra Ball here. Afterwards. go back to the stairs but instead of going down them continue on and go into the depression in the rock. Whisk out the Dowsing App if you want to and press A in the most bottom left square of this depression to find an Iron Plate. Then go back to the entrance and this time head west. Battle the two hikers here then continue west and pick up the Dusk Ball. Ascend the rock nearby and follow it down for a Magnet, then descend the raised rock and take the open southern path down. You should be able to find a Worker duo; challenge them. Afterwards, go over the raised rock to the left and pick up the Max Potion. Go further south from the Workers and ascend more raised rock and follow it around to the HP Up behind the barrel. Now, go back past the Workers until you pass the raised rock that a Pokeball is on, then go down the passage on the right side of this split. Follow it around to steps, go up them and grab the item sitting there, which is a Red Shard. Go back down and battle the Ace Trainer duo here. Then keep going forward until you see the Galactic grunts. A battle will ensue as per usual, with really poorly raised Pokemon. After the battle, Riley will talk to you some more and if you have a spare slot in your party like I told you to get before you went to Iron Island, then you will get a Riolu egg! This is the thing that will evolve into Lucario given the right conditions (happy and evolved at day.) If you don't have a spare slot in your party now then you can get the egg later since Riley will always wait there until you collect the egg from him. Descend the elevator and go into the room to the left. Floor 3F ---------- Items: Metal Coat, Shiny Stone Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 30% | 33 - 35 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 50% | 31 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 20% | 30 - 33 | Cave Floor | |Mawile | Steel | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Ru | |Sableye | Ghost/Dark | N/A | 8% | 30 - 31 | CaveFlr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o We're pretty much done with Iron Island. Now is the best time to catch some Pokemon if you need/want them. Ascend the eleavtor and pick up the Shiny Stone lying there, meaning you can now evolve Roselia! Or if you actually raised it, Togetic. You may also be wondering about this extra cave part here. This will become important later if you're able to procure an event Regigigas, for it is the place where Registeel rests. Either way, you can enter and collect the item on the floor; namely, a Metal Coat, allowing you to evolve a Scizor or Onix. Exit this part of the cave and then go over to the left to leave the dungeon. Jump down the ledges, talk to the sailor, and sail back to Canalave City. Canalave City -------------- Heal if need be, then head for the gym. You can't miss it. =============================================================================== [054] CANALAVE GYM [MW054] =============================================================================== Items: TM90 Luster Cannon, Mine Badge Trainers' Pokemon: Steelix L38, Magnemite L37, Magnemite L34, Magnemite L34, Magnemite L34, Scizor L40, Magnemite L35, Magnemite L35, Steelix L35, Steelix L37, Bronzor L35, Bronzor L36, Bronzor L38 This puzzle is entirely unchanged from D/P. The Pokemon inside are different because of the new additions, so expect to see a few Magnemite and such. When you enter the gym, go and face the Blackbelt. Face the worker a bit to the east, then take the leftmost yellow plus up. Battle the Worker you come across then reverse because it leads to a dead end. The second one across is pointless as is the third so take the fourth one across and follow the paths. You will have to fight an Ace Trainer along the way as well. When you reach the third floor, take the upper slider and then on this section go up and battle the Worker. Take the slider next to him and follow that path fighting the Blackbelt along the way (why are there Blackbelts in Steel gyms anyway..?) and keep following the path, also battling a female Ace Trainer. You will reach Byron very soon after that. Save and challenge as usual. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 40 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 40 | | :: Rotom Lv. 40 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 41 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 41 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER BYRON ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Mine Badge! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Magneton Gndrlss Lv. 37 EXP: 1276| | :: Steelix Male Lv. 38 EXP: 1596| | :: Bastiodon Male Lv. 41 EXP: 1747| - @Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $4920, Mine Badge, TM91 Flash Cannon STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Steel is a type with a hell of a lot of resistances, but three main weaknesses; Fire, Ground and Fighting. Fire in particular will completely crush this team though Ground or Fighting moves are preferred for Bastiodon due to the 4x weak it has to them, or better yet a Water move because of Bastiodon's incredible 168 base defense. It's a pity it has really poor HP... Magneton is mostly frail and will die to a well placed special attack that is neutral or super effective and a decent physical attack will also be enough to faint it. Be careful not to attempt to use a Flying-type move against it for it has a massive 4x resistance to it meaning it will do near nothing (well, you would think that but it probably would still deal like 25% HP...) It is quite frail overall. Any Fire Pokemon can knock it out in an instant. The same kind of holds for Steelix. Steelix is Steel and Ground with a HUGE 200 base defense, but it has a very poor special defense. It is still quite susceptible to Ground and Fighting attacks but a lot of other Physical attacks will fail against it. Fire or Water attacks will shut it down in an instant and Grass attacks will also be decent against it. Be careful not to end up using Electric attacks because the part Ground means Steelix is immune to them. Bastiodon is Byron's main Pokemon. It has incredible defense but it doesn't get too good offense, but be warned it does have Stone Edge to hurt your Fire-types really badly (still, it didn't quite OHKO my Houndoom when I battled it... left it with a low 3 HP though out of 113.) Its offense is pretty poor - the only problem is getting past that 168 defense and 138 special defense. As I said before, using Ground or Fighting attacks are your best bet, and Water will work very well too. Honestly, if you chose Infernape as your starter, consider this a badge free of charge. It will completely decimate this team. All three starters can kill Bastiodon in an instant; Infernape can use Close Combat, Empoleon can kill it with Surf and Torterra can use Earthquake to quickly end it. As intimidating as it might look, it is quite easy to take down. I swear I'm contradicting myself here... o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After you complete the battle, take the teleporter to the right of Byron and follow the path around to get a free trip to the beginning of the gym. Exit into Canalave City. Canalave City -------------- Your rival will be right in your face when you exit. How lovely. He'll tell you to go to the Canalave Library; do so, for we need to so that we can forward the events of the story. You could actually just go straight for the 7th gym badge now but we may as well sort out the lake problems first... Heal as per usual then go to the top floor of the library (the tallest building of the city, in the top left of it.) Your rival stays outside it to remind you to come in until you talk to him as well. Lovely. Talk to him to get him to go inside, then follow. Just keep ascending the stairs inside, there's no items or anything. When you reach the top floor, your rival will lead you to a table with Dawn & Prof. Rowan sitting on it too. The rival makes a move to go but Rowan's epic stare causes him to sit down. I like to think Rowan may be able to contend with Golden Sun's Kraden at some points. Kraden/Rowan pairing. Mmmm... Hah, anyway, Rowan will talk like a boring history teacher. All of a sudden, there will be a large earthquake! Follow the others and exit the library. Talk to a few of the people left in there if you like since some of the dialogue has changed to some funny phrases.Before the rest of them leave, there will be an image on the TV showing a large explosion coming from somewhere... could it be one of the lakes? Exit the library and a sailor will come an inform you about what has happened. We have to go to Lake Valour to investigate and it means we can finally go into the lake now, since the cameramen will have gone. Fly to Pastoria City. But if you want to shop in Canalave first, here are your new options... ...Nah, not really. In this particular case the choice has not changed from Pastoria City. I'll list it here anyway, with two minor changes... specifically the special balls available being the Timer and Repeat balls instead of the Dusk and Nest balls from before. I'm surprised how many shops sell the Air Mail, personally. o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | POKE MART LISTING | COUNTER TWO | o-----------------------------o-------------------------------o | :: Poke Ball $200 | :: Air Mail $50 | | :: Great Ball $600 | :: Quick Ball $1000 | | :: Ultra Ball $1200 | :: Timer Ball $1000 | | :: Potion $300 | :: Repeat Ball $1000 | | :: Super Potion $700 | | | :: Hyper Potion $1200 | | | :: Revive $1500 | | | :: Antidote $100 | | | :: Parlyz Heal $200 | | | :: Awakening $250 | | | :: Burn Heal $250 | | | :: Ice Heal $250 | | | :: Escape Rope $550 | | | :: Repel $350 | | | :: Super Repel $500 | | | :: Max Repel $700 | | o-------------------------------------------------------------o Pastoria City -------------- Exit to the east and keep going until you reach Valour Lakefront. Heal with the guard in the gatehouse if you need to and when you get to the Lakefront, find the entrance over to the left and enter the lake. It'd be really cool if this was a chase scene of sorts with a timer and everything, but that's never going to happen in a Pokemon game :(. It'd be fun if there was something like the time where you have to quickly get to Strut A in Metal Gear Solid 2 before Fatman's bomb blows and stuff. I wonder how many of you know what I'm actually on about x_x Probably some people know, though. Yeah. Enter the lake, mmkay? =============================================================================== [055] LAKE VALOUR [MW055] =============================================================================== Items: HP Up Trainers' Pokemon: Glameow L35, Murkrow L35, Golbat L37, Croagunk L33, Stunky L33, Houndour L33, Glameow L33 Team Galactic being the lovely people they are, the water has disappeared from the lake due to what I assume was the explosion we saw earlier. Lots of poor Magikarp flopping everywhere. Though there are more things in the lake than Magikarp. WHERE ARE THE REST, HMMMM...? There's a hidden HP Up near the huge pile of Magikarp to the left, by the way. Go down the stairs and battle the female Galactic grunt, then go south and ascend the stairs again and battle the male grunt here. Travel further to the right and battle another male Galactic grunt, then enter the cave after. Inside is the last of the three Galactic admins, Saturn. Battle him~ o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 41 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 41 | | :: Rotom Lv. 43 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 41 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 42 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC ADMIN SATURN ] o------------------------------------------o |- Save Lake Valour from Galactic! - | |------------------------------------------| | :: Golbat Female Lv. 38 EXP: 1392 | | :: Bronzor Gndrlss Lv. 38 EXP: 585 | | :: Toxicroak Female Lv. 40 EXP: 1551 | - @Sitrus Berry o------------------------------------------o Reward: $3200 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Saturn's hair always looks like a hat of some sort. I have no idea why but it does. It only looks like hair in the offical art to me... I am interested to know why his Pokemon are female, too. Don't they normally match the trainer's gender..? Golbat. lolbat. Just kill it as always, it's nothing special. It has moves like Supersonic and Air Cutter at its arsenal. So frail, so weak. Bah. Bronzor is annoying as always. Smack it with a Fire attack if you have one, otherwise try to hit it with your strongest attacks. It rarely goes down with one hit unless it is type effective but it has little offense. Be warned that it may have Hypnosis though. Toxicroak, unlike Purugly and Skuntank, can actually be quite frail. Smack it with a Psychic attack and watch it die a painful death. Alternatively, hit it with a Ground or Flying attack to do good damage too. Or just overpower it. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Saturn will leave afterwards. Now we need to go join Rowan and Dawn/Lucas at Lake Verity - fly to Twinleaf, and head into Lake Verity to the west. Heal at your house if you need to. =============================================================================== [056] LAKE VERITY [MW056] =============================================================================== Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: Glameow L33, Croagunk L37, Golbat L33, Murkrow L36, Stunky L35, Houndour L34, Houndour L35, Glameow L36 Rowan greets you when you enter, as well as the familiar Galactic music. Dawn is at the top (or Lucas) and we need to go join her. To do so we need to fight a few easy double battles; just work your way through the two presented. The second double battle is not forced since you can fight the trainers seperately but you have to battle the first as a double; it's unavoidable. I must say Murkrow seem to be quite common in Platinum now; compared to D/P where Cyrus was practically the only trainer to own one apart from some people in the Lost Tower or something. I miss my Murkrow and Misdreavus ;-; When you reach the other side of the lake, talk to Mars. She'll say some stuff nobody cares about, then begin a battle. It isn't a battle with Dawn, though. [ GALACTIC ADMIN MARS ] o------------------------------------------o |- Save Lake Verity from Galactic! - | |------------------------------------------| | :: Golbat Female Lv. 38 EXP: 1392 | | :: Bronzor Gndrlss Lv. 38 EXP: 585 | | :: Purugly Female Lv. 40 EXP: 1567 | - @Sitrus Berry o------------------------------------------o Reward: $3200 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Golbat is identical to Saturn's. Deal with it in the same method, yadayada. Bronzor is also identical to Saturn's. KILL IT WITH FIRE! Purugly is still quite durable but now that you have fully evolved Pokemon yourself for the most part it should be easy. One or two Fighting attacks will cause it go down, otherwise try using strong attacks. It shouldn't do _too_ much damage to your Pokemon anymore. At least it won't 2HKO them with Scratch like it used to be able to back in the Valley Windworks all that time ago. It is very likely to use Fake Out on the first turn, but it's fair play after it uses that. It is kinda fast, though. You even get the same money as a reward. Wow. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After some really looong speech about the legendaries in the lakes, Galactic will leave from Verity. We now need to check up on your rival at Lake Acuity which is far away; it's time to head for Snowpoint City and the seventh badge far in the north. Fly to Celestic Town. By the way, you should have seen about 146 Pokemon up to this point if you've been following this walkthrough. Celestic Town --------------- Heal in the center if you need to, then head into Route 211 to the west. Enter Mt. Coronet afterwards. Make sure you bring a Strength using Pokemon with you! =============================================================================== [057] MT. CORONET (ROUTE 211 West Entrance) [MW057] =============================================================================== Items: TM69 Rock Polish, Rare Candy Trainers' Pokemon: N/A First of all, head to the left and push the boulder here to allow you to get through the gap. Afterwards, push the rock to the north out of the way and collect TM69 Rock Polish at the end of this passage. Return to the entrance you came in from after that and this time head north. Push the boulder here out of the way, then break the rocks and get through this passage and collect the Rare Candy at the end of it. Turn back and head north, and go down to B1F. Floor B1F ---------- Items: Ultra Ball, Soft Sand, Revive, Full Restore, Elixir, Light Clay, NeverMeltIce, Nugget, Yellow Shard Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 33 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 33 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 32 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 35 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 32 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 20% | 32 - 35 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 34 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 33 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Feebas** | Water | HighBeauty | --% | 4 - 55 | Fishing OGS | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** Feebas is only found in four tiles of the water but with a mostly guaranteed rate of finding it. These four tiles change every day. Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 33 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 33 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 32 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 35 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 30% | 32 - 35 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 34 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 33 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Feebas** | Water | HighBeauty | --% | 4 - 55 | Fishing OGS | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 33 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 33 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 32 - 34 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 35 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 32 | Cave Floor | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 10% | 32 - 35 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 34 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Psychic/Steel | Level 33 | 20% | 33 | Cave Floor | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Feebas** | Water | HighBeauty | --% | 4 - 55 | Fishing OGS | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Yay, fog. You can also catch Feebas in here but it is so hard to obtain it may not be worth bothering, as cool as Milotic is. Get it from a trade perhaps. We won't be in here long so you don't really need Defog. Break the rock right in front of you and collect the Ultra Ball in the gap. I do wish my Psychics were not missing three times in a row here >_> Take the top path up, and when a staircase to go down to the right slightly presents itself, take it. Get the obstacles out of the way and collect the Soft Sand at the end of the passage. Go back the way you came, up the steps and this time continue heading north. Go down a staircase to the right near the end of the northern path and move the boulder out of the way so you can collect a Revive. Keep going around, break the rocks, collect the Full Restore. Go back around and down the raised rock, then break the smashable rock right below the staircase and follow the passage right to a Max Elixir. Get on the water with Surf and go around to the bottom, surfing around the large rock slab and land on the tiny island on the other side, picking up the Light Clay on it, meaning a Pokemon equipped with it can boost the durability of Reflect and Light Screen to eight turns instead of the usual five. There's nothing else to collect in this room, so get off the water at the north again, go left, up and right to the next floor up. On this floor, enter the cave-inside-the-cave here. This is where Regice will be, and you can pick up the NeverMeltIce inside for the time being. You can also find a hidden Nugget in here if you use your dowsing machine app about two squares above the NeverMeltIce. Exit this room, then press A on the rock next to the entrance to the left to get a Yellow Shard. That is all, so exit the cave to the left. =============================================================================== [058] ROUTE 216 [MW058] =============================================================================== Items: PP Up, Full Heal, Revive Trainers' Pokemon: Golduck L38, Sudowoodo L38, Rapidash L39, Tropius L42, Ambipom L39, Porygon2 L40, Sneasel L39, Mr. Mime L37, Scyther L39, Dusclops L39 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 35% | 33 - 35 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 40% | 32 - 35 | Grass | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 20% | 32 - 33 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 5% | 35 | Grass | |Ursaring | Normal | N/A | 8% | 35 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 35% | 33 - 35 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 30% | 32 - 35 | Grass | |Meditite | Fighting/Psychic| Level 37 | 10% | 32 - 33 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 5% | 35 | Grass | |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 10% | 32 | Grass | |Snorunt | Ice |Lvl42/DawnStone| 10% | 33 | Grass | |Ursaring | Normal | N/A | 8% | 35 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Welcome to the first snowy route of the game. Lovely atmosphere, calming music and the slowest walking you will ever see in the history of Pokemon. Bah. I do like these routes though. Very nice. To begin with, ascend the stairs, ignore the bridge and continue to the end of the snow and in the tile right at the end to the left is a PP Up; press A while facing that tile to collect it. Then go across the bridge to the north side of the canyon and collect the Full Heal at the end of this snow. Cross the bridge south and battle the Skier here. Note that the snow routes have eternal hail weather, so all of your non-Ice types will lose 1/16 of their HP for each turn they're in battle. This also applies to opponent Pokemon as well. Keep going and collect the Revive, cross the bridge, descend the stairs and fight the Skier here. Then go to the right so we're going under the bridges we just crossed and fight the Skier you come across to add Ambipom AND the elusive Porygon2 to your PokeDex. You may also want to note that being in Hail causes Blizzard to get 100% accuarcy, which is soemething that could come in useful for Empoleon users because we cannot even get Ice Beam until we obtain Rock Climb and get the Icicle Badge in Snowpoint City. After the battle with the Porygon2, head back to the left and this time keep going left until you reach a cabin. If you haven't noticed already, there are some pretty neat Ice-types you can get here, including Snorunt at night. If you still have a Dawn Stone left over and you catch a female Snorunt, you can evolve it into a Froslass right off the bat. On the way to the cabin, you'll need to battle another Skier. Enter the cabin, enter the bed and press A to heal your Pokemon. This place is the "Pokemon Center" of this route. Come back to it anytime you need healing. Exit the cabin and make your way through the large grass patch to the left. Battle the Skier/Ace Trainer in the grass (I don't know what type these are damnit D:) to add the lovely Mr. Mime to your PokeDex, as well as the creepy Dusclops. Go back to the cabin now if you need to heal again, then go past the Ace Trainer and keep going north and you should reach Route 217. =============================================================================== [059] ROUTE 217 [MW059] =============================================================================== Items: Ultra Ball, Rare Candy, Spell Tag, HM08 Rock Climb, TM07 Hail, Icicle Plate, Iron, Nugget Trainers' Pokemon: Electabuzz L40, Magmar L40, Golbat L39, Snover L35, Snover L36, Snover L37, Swinub L36, Sneasel L38, Piloswine L37, Glaceon L37, Skorupi L37, Golbat L37, Snorunt L39, Croagunk L37, Riolu L37, Machoke L37, Kirlia L38, Seaking L39, Buneary L38 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 25% | 33 - 35 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 40% | 32 - 35 | Grass | |Swinub | Ice/Ground | Level 33 | 35% | 32 - 34 | Grass | |Delibird | Ice/Flying | N/A | 40% | 32 - 33 | Swarm | |Piloswine | Ice/Ground |LvlUpAncientpwr| 12% | 30 - 31 | PokeRadar | |Ursaring | Normal | N/A | 8% | 35 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 15% | 33 - 35 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 30% | 32 - 35 | Grass | |Snorunt | Ice |Lvl42/DawnStone| 20% | 33 | Grass | |Swinub | Ice/Ground | Level 33 | 35% | 32 - 34 | Grass | |Delibird | Ice/Flying | N/A | 40% | 32 - 33 | Swarm | |Piloswine | Ice/Ground |LvlUpAncientpwr| 12% | 30 - 31 | PokeRadar | |Ursaring | Normal | N/A | 8% | 35 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Apparently Route 216 didn't have enough snow, so enjoy the deepest snow ever as well as a lovely snowstorm! You can find exclusively Ice-types in the grass here to the north-east, including Swinub. If you have a Heart Scale on you and you get a Piloswine, head back to the Move Tutor in Pastoria and teach Piloswine Ancientpower and watch it evolve upon levelling. When you head up the route, Maylene will appear and talk to you for a bit. After she leaves, go north and battle the unavoidable Ace Trainer by here. He has an Electabuzz, which is pretty likely to start Thunder Waving your Pokemon. It's pretty fast, so be wary. He also has Magmar, but that isn't a lot of trouble really. Go back to the cabin if you need to heal Paralysis. Going over to the left side of the route near the entrance should allow you to find a hidden Revival Herb if you use the Dowsing App (thank you to a reader for finding this!) Afterwards, continue north. Hug the right wall, and go to collect the item and end up being attacked by a Ninja Boy. Bah. Pick up the Ultra Ball then battle the Skier to the right. Keep heading north, travelling through the incredibly thick snow and hugging the right wall of trees until you come to a Rare Candy; pick it up. Battle the skier a little further up and keep going north until you reach a house. Enter and talk to the creepy woman inside to receive a Spell Tag, then exit and go to the left. The grass is here if you wish to catch Pokemon, and also the infamous ice rock. If you level up Eevee anywhere on this route, it will promptly evolve into a Glaceon. Follow the tree path around, battle the female Skier you come across to add Glaceon and Piloswine to your PokeDex, then keep heading south from there to a cabin. Pick up the HM08 Rock Climb outside it (YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS) and the TM07 Hail out the front, the enter the cabin. Talk to the hiker inside to get an Icicle Plate, then leave. If you keep going south there is a Ninja Boy to battle on the left hand side. Keep going down then to the right to pick up an Iron then keep heading south-west near the entrance to the route and you should find a Blue Shard in the snow. Also if from here you head left and then up, you will find a small alcove blocked by trees. Press A while facing the top left square and you will get a Nugget. You might also want to battle the skier by here. Then hug the trees to the right around following the path that goes in a sideways U shape and you should end up near the cabin where you got the Icicle Plate again. This time keep heading north, past the Skier to enter a thinner part of the route where you can battle a Blackbelt. Keep following the path up, battling another Ace Trainer on the way and crossing through a large patch of grass and you should end up at Acuity Lakefront. =============================================================================== [060] ACUITY LAKEFRONT [MW060] =============================================================================== Items: Ultra Ball Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 25% | 33 - 35 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 40% | 32 - 35 | Grass | |Swinub | Ice/Ground | Level 33 | 35% | 32 - 34 | Grass | |Delibird | Ice/Flying | N/A | 40% | 32 - 33 | Swarm | |Piloswine | Ice/Ground |LvlUpAncientpwr| 12% | 30 - 31 | PokeRadar | |Ursaring | Normal | N/A | 8% | 35 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 15% | 33 - 35 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 30% | 32 - 35 | Grass | |Snorunt | Ice |Lvl42/DawnStone| 20% | 33 | Grass | |Swinub | Ice/Ground | Level 33 | 35% | 32 - 34 | Grass | |Delibird | Ice/Flying | N/A | 40% | 32 - 33 | Swarm | |Piloswine | Ice/Ground |LvlUpAncientpwr| 12% | 30 - 31 | PokeRadar | |Ursaring | Normal | N/A | 8% | 35 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o This area is actually quite large, so unlike the other Lakefronts it definitely deserves its own section. The grass holds nothing that wasn't in Route 217 though. You'll get a view of your rival but he's up a newly formed Rock Climb ledge, which we can't get up yet. Keep heading east, go north in the large clearing with tons of grass and pick up an Ultra Ball. Keep going east to enter Snowpoint City at last. =============================================================================== [061] SNOWPOINT CITY [MW061] =============================================================================== Items: Ultra Ball, Rare Candy, Everstone Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Ah, I love this city. While it is a bit slow to walk through it it has some lovely music and snow effects. Anyway, head down and pick up the Ultra Ball on the floor to the right (there's a lot of these...) The boat becomes useful later on. For now, head up the stairs here. The gym is right in the center of the city, but we don't want to go there just yet. Go south-east to reach the Pokemon Center so you can heal and bring out any new battlers you may have caught on your travels through the snow routes. Maylene is also in the Pokemon Center but she doesn't give you anything ;-; Exit the center when you're done. The deep snow part to the direct right of the Pokemon Gym has a hidden Rare Candy over on the far right which you can locate with the Dowsing app. The southwest contains the PokeMart. The house to the north-west has a trade with a Medicham for a Haunter. But unfortunately the silly girl has attached an Everstone to the Haunter, so you're not getting a free Gengar that way. Pity =/ At the top of the city is Snowpoint Temple, which at present we cannot actually enter, but we'll be able to much later on. Finally, the top right house has the second move tutor of the game. Enter the gym when you're ready. =============================================================================== [062] SNOWPOINT GYM [MW062] =============================================================================== Items: TM72 Avalanche, Icicle Badge Trainers' Pokemon: Glalie L44, Snorunt L39, Snorunt L40, Glalie L42, Snover L41 Sneasel L42, Piloswine L44, Sneasel L40, Snorunt L40, Snover L41, Sneasel L40, Sneasel L43 This is probably the most confusing gym puzzle in the game. It is relatively unchanged from D/P, but it is still confusing. To begin, go up to the very top of the snow patch you're on and slide to the right to land on the small snow circle. Next, slide up to break four snowballs and land on another snow thingy. Slide up to the Skier and battle him, on a unique field thingy (you don't see this sort of shiny ice anywhere else in the game) then slide back down onto the snow patch and slide to the right and down to the Ace Trainer to battle her as well. Next, slide to the left to end up in front of snowballs that you aren't getting to break yet, then slide down to return to near the start. Go left to land on another snow patch, then slide to the left to get onto another ice patch. Next, go up to battle an Ace Trainer, then slide left and up to another snow patch. Then up and right to reach another one and slide down from there to reach get another snow patch. Slide to the right to break a snowball and end up on some stairs. Slide to the right then down to battle another Ace Trainer, then slide left onto the stairs, right into the wall and down onto a snow patch. Next, slide to the left to break another snowball and end up on the stairs. Go left and up to get another snow patch, then slide right to break a second snowball. Go right and down onto the same snowpatch, go left twice into the opposite wall, then this time go down, left, down, left, up to end up in front of the Ace Trainer you battled already. From there, slide left, up and this time slide to the right down the slope to break five snowballs. Slide right into the wall, up into the wall, left into the Ace Trainer, down into another ice trainer, left onto stairs, right and down onto a snow part, left and left into a wall, down left down left onto more snow then slide down again and then right onto the starting snow. [We can actually access Candice now, but I'm going to guide you to the other trainers for the experience first.] From there, go to the very top of the safe snow and then slide to the left, up, up again, right, down and down again to face an Ace Trainer we've yet to battle. From there, slide to the right to break another snowball, up, left, down, left, down, right onto the safe snow. Then go on the top line of snow, slide to the right onto the snow patch, then slide up onto the snow patch on the other side of the gym and slide left to battle the last trainer in the gym. Finally, slide down onto the other side of the gym, right onto the safe snow, then position your character in the center of the three squares of snow on the top row and keep sliding up until you reach Candice. Save and challenge. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 44 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 44 | | :: Rotom Lv. 43 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 44 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 43 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER CANDICE ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Icicle Badge! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Sneasel Female Lv. 40 EXP: 1131| | :: Piloswine Female Lv. 40 EXP: 1371| | :: Abomasnow Female Lv. 42 EXP: 1926| | :: Froslass Female Lv. 44 EXP: 1762| - @Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $5280, Icicle Badge, TM72 Avalanche STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Due to the influx of Ice-types Platinum has had, Candice now sports a fully ice team rather than the team she had before with Medicham and something else that wasn't Ice-typed. Sneasel is fast and frail as always. Smack it with a strong attack and watch it die. I don't recommend trying to use something like a Gardevoir against it because Faint Attack will do a _lot_ of damage. Candice does have Hyper Potions that she will use on Pokemon in red health as well. AND IT IS POSSIBLE FOR HER TO SWITCH! She swapped from Sneasel to Abomasnow when I was trying to use water attacks, for example. Piloswine is the same as every other one you've faced. While it does have some attack power, it is not too strong overall, but that's probably why it got an evolution this generation. It probably has Avalanche, which has a large 180 base power when it attacks last due to STAB and the power being doubled so watch out for that. A Fire, Water or Fighting move will probably shut it down though. Her sending Abomasnow into the battle will automatically start a Hail in the arena because of Snow Warning, so be prepared for your health to be chipped away. Abomasnow, despite appearances, is actually not all that durable having no base stats above 100. A fire attack will completely mutilate it, and Flying and Fighting attacks, as well as Rock, Bug etcetera will also be very good. Ice/Grass is probably one of the worst typings in the game... Be warned that Abomasnow does have Focus Blast to try and deal with Steel-types, but it is rather inaccurate. Froslass, now being in the Sinnoh Dex, is now Candice's "main" Pokemon instead of Abomasnow. Froslass is a new evolution of Snorunt and is quite fast with a 110 base speed, but it sacrifices some defenses for this new stat arrangement. It is Ice/Ghost type but other Ghost types probably won't work too well against it because it sports the Shadow Ball move. Using a Fire Pokemon is probably the best bet, or a Dark Pokemon. Houndoom is perfect for this. Alternatively you can try a Rock move. Don't bother with Fighting because it will not affect it. Froslass also has Double Team to raise its evasion, so FINISH IT QUICKLY! o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Just one more badge to get now. But we have a loooooooong chain of events to go through before we can get to Sunyshore City. Exit the gym, heal up and head out for Acuity Lakefront. Acuity Lakefront ----------------- Items: Reaper Cloth Backtrack to where we saw the rival on the Rock Climb ledge before. Make sure one of your Pokemon know the Rock Climb move, and climb up the ledge, now that we can use Rock Climb. Pick up the Reaper Cloth over to the right, then enter the lake. =============================================================================== [063] LAKE ACUITY [MW063] =============================================================================== Items: TM14 Blizzard Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 25% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 5% | 38 | Grass | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 15% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 45% | 38 - 41 | Grass | |Sneasel | Ice/Dark |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 41 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Sa | |Teddiursa | Normal | Level 30 | 12% | 40 - 41 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Snorunt | Ice |Lvl42/DawnStone| 20% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 25% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 5% | 38 | Grass | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 15% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 25% | 38 - 41 | Grass | |Sneasel | Ice/Dark |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 41 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Sa | |Teddiursa | Normal | Level 30 | 12% | 40 - 41 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o You'll enter to see Jupiter being the crap out of your rival. Metaphorically. After some dialogue about being pathetic and all that, she'll leave. So very professional, Jupiter is. Rival becomes philosophical, does a soliloquy, etc, leaves, and so on. Same as usual. The water level is actually high enough for us to Surf on the water here. There is nothing in the cavern at present but Surf to the top right of the area to reach some land. Go through the grass and pick up the TM14, Blizzard. That's all we can do here for now, but now with Rock Climb there's a few more items we can collect. Fly to Pastoria. Item Collection ------------------ Items: TM05 Roar, Coin Toss App, Protein, Sun Stone, Iron, TM85 Dream Eater, TM38 Fire Blast, Zinc, Shiny Stone, Star Piece, Marking Map App, Link Searcher App, Move Tester App, TM29 Psychic, Rare Candy, Mental Herb, HP Up, TM13 Ice Beam, Max Potion, Full Incense, TM01 Focus Punch Trainers' Pokemon: Gible L34, Graveler L38, Probopass L40, Machoke L40, Snorunt L36, Snover L36, Swinub L36, Swinub L36, Snover L38, Snover L39 First, head for Route 213. Use Rock Climb to get up onto the highly raised platform and collect the TM05 Roar. Descend the platform and go around to the platform where the beach resort is. Surf on the water here over to a small beach and use Rock Climb to climb up. Rock Climb to the left first and talk to the Rich Boy in here to get the Coin Toss app for your Poketch. Next, exit the house and Rock Climb down and pick up the Protein by here. Rock Climb back up, TO THE LEFT, TAKE IT BACK NOW YA'LL ONE HOP THIS TIME- Ahem, climb back up from where you got the Protein, then climb down to the right, rock climb upwards north twice and collect the Sun Stone hidden in the piece of wall you can press A on here. Go back to the house where you got the Coin Toss app and Rock Climb up to reach the main part of the resort. Bike over to the top left near the house with the Game Freak employee and go down the well hidden Rock Climb path two squares from the right of the house. Go down the next one, Rock Climb back up the hard to see path to the right, go across, back down, Rock Climb to the right and pick up the Iron and the TM85 Dream Eater waiting here. Lake Valour is still as dry as ever. However, the water level in Lake Verity has risen enough to Surf. Travel to the bottom left corner of the lake and go through the grass, picking up the TM38 Fire Blast located here. Next, fly to Solaceon Town. Go up into Route 210 North, and descend down the Rock Climb path to the right near the pacing Ace Trainer duo and the trainer on the highest part of the route. Rock Climb up the other side and battle the forced battle with the Dragon Tamer by here. Just to the north-east of the Dragon Tamer is Grandma Wilma's house. If you talk to her with a happy Dragon-type Pokemon in your party she can teach it the move Draco Meteor. This could be helpful if you trained an Altaria... Collect the Zinc just south of the house, then go over to where the Dragon Tamer was and find the staircase near the Rock Climb part. Go down there, press A one step from the end of the path and find a hidden Shiny Stone! Afterwards, fly to Hearthome City. When you get there, go to Route 208 and travel to just before the entrance to Mt. Coronet. Go around the bridges and descend the stairs and Rock Climb up here to battle a Hiker. Break the rock up here, get in the space it was in and press A while facing the left wall to get a Star Piece. Next, fly to Jubilife City. Go into the Poketch building (the one with the flags with the top left) and talk to the president next to the counter (the one wearing purple with brown hair) three different times to receive three different Poketch apps. Next, fly to Celestic Town. Go into Route 211, break the rocks on the raised platform and climb up. Collect the Psychic TM up here. Afterwards, descend by Rock Climbing, enter Mt. Coronet and go to Route 216. On the way, before you go up the stairs from the basement in the foggy area, bring out the Dowsing App just before you go up the stairs to get a hidden Rare Candy. Continue travelling for Route 216. In the snowy route, head left through the canyon. Keep going until you see a Rock Climb path on the canyon's right hand wall. Go up it. Head to the right, battle the Blackbelt then the two Skiers. Continue to the right, pick up the Mental Herb, keep going to the right and pick up the HP Up by the north wall. Fight the Skier then grab the item down south - a Max Potion. Then go and get the Ice Beam TM on the far right! Next, fly to Veilstone. Go around to near the gym and Rock Climb up here and get the Full Incense to allow you to breed Munchlax. Fly to Oreburgh City and descend to B1F of the gate. Surf across the water again and this time move the boulder out of the way with Strength. Pick up the Earth Plate then go north, break the rock, move the boulder and collect TM01, Focus Punch. Exit the gate. Fly back to Veilstone. Heal up, then go to the top right of Veilstone. Talk to the grunt here to get him to leave, and Looker will appear and come talk to you again. He'll tell you to go to the warehouse; do so. It's the place we got Fly before, in the top left of the city. =============================================================================== [064] GALACTIC WAREHOUSE [MW064] =============================================================================== Items: Dusk Stone, Zinc, TM49 Snatch, Dubious Disc, TM36 Sludge Bomb, Galactic Key, TM21 Frustration Trainers' Pokemon: Golbat L41, Houndour L38, Murkrow L40, Glameow L41, Glameow L37, Croagunk L39, Murkrow L38, Stunky L41, Murkrow L39, Stunky L39, Kirlia L40, Kadabra L40 Looker will come in with you and unlock the door for you. He'll rush in ahead. Grab the Dusk Stone by here (which is utterly useless because both Murkrow and Misdreavus are not in the game unless you trade...) and then descend the stairs to the bottom floor. The headquarters have some pretty cool music and a shadowy atmosphere of sorts. Head to the right and battle the forced grunt. Sally forth, grab the Zinc in the alcove when you come across it, then continue heading to the right. Battle another grunt (prepare for a lot of these) and ascend the stairs at the end. The grunt here won't battle you. Silly fool doesn't even have a Pokemon. Go up the stairs and prepare for warp hell. Battle the female grunt here then take the right teleporter and grab the Snatch TM in here. Reverse and this time use the left teleporter. Take the other teleporter in this room then go up the stairs. Battle the grunt here and then go up the stairs again. I find myself wondering why Mars is the only Galactic member to have a Purugly when so many Glameow are capable of evolving. Hm. On the upper floor, battle the grunt over to the left and continue around the corridor. Battle the dashing grunt on the lower part, then continue to reach... a locked door. We'll come back here in a minute. Go back downstairs and this time take the teleporter. Go downstairs and battle the scientist and grab the Dubious Disc, meaning you can get Porygon-Z now! Descend the stairs by here. Grab the Sludge Bomb TM and the Galactic Key on the floor. Now, go back to the upper floor, go up another floor, take the teleporter, go up again and around the corridor to the locked door. Open it with the key and take the TM21 inside that contains Frustration. Descend downstairs again and go back to where you found the key. Open the door here, go left, down, upstairs and exit the hideout into the main city. Now, go to the building we saw the Galactic grunt and Looker outside before. Go in via the middle door, open the door here with the key and go upstairs. =============================================================================== [065] GALACTIC HEADQUARTERS [MW065] =============================================================================== Items: Max Revive, Green Shard, Protein, Max Elixir, Master Ball, Full Restore Trainers' Pokemon: Golbat L40, Golbat L38, Golbat L39, Houndour L39, Porygon2 L42, Stunky L38, Croagunk L38, Croagunk L40, Stunky L38, Glameow L38 Battle the two galactic grunts over to the right either seperately or together then continue down the corridor. Enter the boxed area, battle the scientist with a Porygon2 then jump on the teleporter. You get to see a little event with Cyrus talking to the galactic members, with you and Looker hiding in the corner. They'll all mysteriously leave without seeing you afterwards and Looker will too. Go back to the previous room, go out of the box and take the bottom teleporter. Go across the corridor to another teleporter, and pick up a Max Revive. Return to the original room and this time take the upper teleporter. Grab the Green Shard in here, then go back to the conference room. This time go across the room and take the teleporter. Go in the right bed and press A to find a Poke Doll. Seems one of the Galactic members was sleeping with this...? Press A again to get an option to heal your Pokemon. I wouldn't feel safe sleeping in the enemy base personally, but there we go. Go up the stairs, battle the grunts here, then continue to the left. Take the top right teleporter first and grab the hidden Protein behind the box. Then go back and use the top left teleporter and get the Max Elixir inside. Use the bottom left teleporter now and go up the stairs. Welcome to the top floor. You might notice Cyrus is on the other side of these locked doors. Save if you wish, and open the door. Once you go in a bit, he will notice you. Some dialogue, and then a battle will commence. With the best music in the game! Well, one of the best anyway. Battle~ o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 45 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 45 | | :: Rotom Lv. 44 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 45 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 45 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC BOSS CYRUS ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Save the legendary trio! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Sneasel Male Lv. 44 EXP: 1243| | :: Crobat Male Lv. 44 EXP: 1923| | :: Honchkrow Male Lv. 46 EXP: 1842| - @ Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $8280 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Sneasel is the same as always. It has Screech to lower your defenses and a very powerful Ice Punch as well. It should go down fairly easily, especially if you have an Empoleon. It has Slash and Ice Punch in its arsenal, neither of which are particuarly effective aginst Steel-types. Crobat is an incredibly fast Pokemon. It has Bite to ward off Psychics and Ghosts, and it is probably capable of confusing your Pokemon as well. It is fairly frail luckily and will die to one or two Psychic/Electric/Rock attacks but be careful with it despite that. Honchkrow has a sexy hat. You can't beat that. Game over for you. In reality, Honchkrow has somewhat weak defenses, but very strong attacking power. I sent out Staraptor against it personally for a bit of a Flying battle, but the best Pokemon to sent out against it would probably be a Rock type. It has Drill Peck as its main attacking move and with 120 base power it can do quite a fair bit. It's safe to assume it has a Dark-type attack as well, so do not attempt to use a Ghost/Psychic Pokemon against it or it will _not_ end well. Cyrus also has one Full Restore to use, completely healing a Pokemon's HP as well as the status. Luckily he only has one of these. Honchkrow will go down in fair time. You know, I thought Weavile was Cyrus' main Pokemon, but I guess not? We'll see soon enough anyway. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After the battle Cyrus will surprisingly give you a Master Ball! He'll leave afterwards. Go in the direction he left and take the teleporter (the one that is behind the desk is just into the conference room. There's nothing of worth in there. This is the creepy part of the hideout. Pick up the Full Restore next to the yellow boxes then keep going on into the room where the trio are being kept. Saturn is in here; talk to him to challenge him one final time. Pluto is also in the room with Saturn, but he doesn't battle you like always. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 45 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 45 | | :: Rotom Lv. 44 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 45 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 45 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC ADMIN SATURN ] o------------------------------------------o |- One final hit for the legends! - | |------------------------------------------| | :: Golbat Female Lv. 42 EXP: 1539 | | :: Bronzor Gndrlss Lv. 42 EXP: 648 | | :: Toxicroak Female Lv. 44 EXP: 1705 | - @Sitrus Berry o------------------------------------------o Reward: $3520 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Saturn is practically the same as last time, just a little higher levelled. You can use identical tactics to last time and come out of this battle smelling like a rose. It is really very easy. Two die to Psychic, the other to fire. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Afterwards you'll be able to push the button, releasing the trio. Saturn will leave and we must now follow suit. Exit the creepy part of the hideout, then from the yellow teleporter go down into the newly accessible area with the green teleporter for a free ride down to the exit. Exit the building and fly to Orebrugh City. When you get there, heal your Pokemon, then go into Mt. Coronet from the Route 207 entrance. =============================================================================== [066] MT. CORONET [MW066] =============================================================================== Floor 1F --------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A We already collected the items in here earlier on if you were following the item collection parts. There was a stat boosting item and a Dawn Stone in the room altogether, I believe. Go up and Surf across the water, then head right to the Rock Climbable wall up ahead. Climb up and ascend the stairs to 2F. Floor 2F --------- Items: Max Repel, Escape Rope, Timer Ball, Iron, TM80 Rock Slide, Max Revive Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 30% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 10% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now we are really exploring Mt. Coronet. Go forward on the path and pick up the Max Repel on the platform. I love having infinite item space... get off the platform, head down and use Strength to get the boulder out of the way. Pick up the Escape Rope down south, then go up on the platform and down south 'till you get outside. Pick up the Timer Ball by here, then Rock Climb down and get the Iron on the ledge. Go back into 2F. This time go north on the platform and go down the stairs, then go south and follow the path to get the Rock Slide TM. Then go north, picking up the Max Revive on the way, but try and be careful not to slip down the ledges. When you approach the broken down door, Looker will appear again and after some dialogue will just stay there. Weird. He will also give you a new item, the Black Flute which will decrease the chance of Wild Pokemon appearing. The flute never breaks, either, so it will come in useful a lot. Enter the formed entrance from the wood being broken, and go up the stairs in here. Floor 3F --------- Items: Star Piece Trainers' Pokemon: Stunky L43, Murkrow L43, Wild Pokemon identical to 2F. First off, go down the stairs to the right. Press A on the rock to get a Star Piece, then go back up the stairs. Go up the stairs this time and it will take you to the first of many Galactic grunts within Mt. Coronet. Enjoy. Keep going and battle another Galactic grunt. This is already getting annoying. Exit into the outside part of Mt. Coronet. Mt. Coronet Outside --------------------- Items: Max Potion, Stardust, Energy Root, Blue Shard, Revival Herb Trainers' Pokemon: n/a Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Abomasnow | Grass/Ice | N/A | 30% | 38 - 39 | Grass | |Medicham | Fighting/Psychic| N/A | 20% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Snover | Grass/Ice | N/A | 20% | 36 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 40 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic | Happy+Night | 10% | 37 - 39 | Grass | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 38 | Grass | |Absol | Dark | N/A | 5% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Loudred | Normal | Level 40 | 12% | 37 - 40 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Abomasnow | Grass/Ice | N/A | 20% | 39 | Grass | |Medicham | Fighting/Psychic| N/A | 10% | 40 | Grass | |Snover | Grass/Ice | N/A | 20% | 36 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 40 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic | Happy+Night | 10% | 37 - 39 | Grass | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 38 | Grass | |Absol | Dark | N/A | 5% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 38 | Grass | |Noctowl | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 39 | Grass | |Loudred | Normal | Level 40 | 12% | 37 - 40 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now this part is awesome. Snow again and really good music. Truly amazing. Go right and take the grass path and press A on the first gap you see when you're travelling through the two tile width grass to get a Max Potion. Rock Climb up the part at the end and go to the right to enter a small part of 4F. Go up the stairs and check the rock for a Stardust, then exit this small part. Now go back left to exactly where you climbed up the rock, and use Rock Climb on the wall to go up yet another level. Pick up the hidden Energy Root in the gap between the first two grass tiles, then continue right and press A on the rock to get a Star Piece (remember you can use the Black Flute to reduce the Pokemon encounters!) Descend the rock again and this time head left and push the boulder down. Go left and smash the rock and check the rock to get a Blue Shard. Use the Dowsing App in the grass to find a Revival Herb then re-enter the cave. Floor 4F --------- Items: Sun Stone, Full Heal, Max Revive Trainers' Pokemon: Houndour L40, Golbat L40, Houndour L40, Stunky L42, Golbat L40 In addition to the 2F Pokemon... o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Zubat | Poison/Flying | Level 22 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | |Dratini | Dragon | Level 30 | 30% | 15 - 25 | Fishing S | |Dragonair | Dragon | Level 55 | 5% | 20 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Climb up the wall inside and fight the Galactic grunt. Break the topmost rock with Rock Smash and check the solid stone now accessible for a Sun Stone. Keep going right, use the Dowsing App to find a Full Heal in the middle of this stretch, then battle the Galactic grunt. Descend the stairs and use the Dowsing App again to find a Max Revive, then go right and out of 4F. Mt. Coronet Peak ----------------- Items: Moon Stone Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Wild Pokemon identical to Mt. Coronet Outside. Follow the grass trail around then check the rock to get a Moon Stone. Use Rock Climb and go into the cavern by here. Top Cavern ----------- Items: Green Shard (x2), Heal Powder, Stardust Trainers' Pokemon: Golbat L43, Croagunk L38, Croagunk L42, Stunky L40, Murkrow L39, Glameow L42, Murkrow L39 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 35 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Fighting/Psychic| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 40% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 35 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Fighting/Psychic| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 50% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Fighting/Psychic| N/A | 10% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 40% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o We can't explore this fully yet, but battle the Galactic grunt up the top then use Rock Climb to get down. Travel across this part by going right, go up the stairs, go left, up again, right and check the rock for a Green Shard. Go back to where you first Rock Climbed and climb down the well hidden path that goes down northwards. Go down to the bottommost part and start breaking the rocks so that you can get through. Also, break the rock right at the top of this rocky passage and check the revealed rock for a Heal Powder (use the Dowsing App if you have trouble finding it.) Go down the short stairs and break one of the rocks and check the revealed rock for a Stardust. Next, use the Rock Climbable platform to go up (the lower passage is blocked by a Galactic grunt for the time being.) Go up the stairs then down, break the rock, take its position and check the wall to get a Green Shard. Then go up, around battling the grunts until you reach the Rock Climbable part you first went down. Use it and exit this cavern. Mt. Coronet Peak ----------------- Items: Stardust, Full Restore Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Now go up to where the easily visible Rock Climb wall is, turn left and use that wall to climb up. Go down the stairs, use Strength to push the boulder out of the way then follow that path down to the very bottom of this part, and check the rock for a Stardust. You can also find a Full Restore on the layer of rock above the one with the Stardust on it and no grass by using the Dowsing App (it's a bit over to the left.) Enter the cavern on the far left. Floor 5F --------- Items: Max Elixir Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 1% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 9% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 1% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 30% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 9% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 1% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 10% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 9% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o We're near the top now. There is a hidden Max Elixir about halfway through if you bring out the Dowsing App. Go up the stairs. Floor 6F --------- Items: Rare Candy, Full Restore Trainers' Pokemon: Houndour L40, Glameow L42, Glameow L41, Golbat L41 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 5% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 5% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 5% | 39 - 40 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 30% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 9% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 5% | 39 - 40 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 10% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 9% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go up the stairs and battle the two grunts. There is also a hidden Rare Candy in the space between the two grunts; use the Dowsing App to find it. Go to the left and up the stairs to the final floor of Mt. Coronet afterwards. There is a Full Restore behind one of the grunts, by the way (thank you, Drew!) Floor 7F --------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: Golbat L39, Murkrow L41, Croagunk L40 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 10% | 39 - 41 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 10% | 39 - 41 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 20% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 30% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Chimecho | Psychic | N/A | 10% | 39 - 41 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Psychic/Steel | N/A | 20% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Medicham | Psychic/Fighting| N/A | 10% | 37 - 39 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Clefairy | Normal | Moon Stone | 10% | 36 | Cave Floor | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 10% | 39 | Cave Floor | |Nosepass | Rock |LvlUpInMtCornet| 5% | 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Ru| |Lunatone | Psychic/Rock | N/A | 8% | 38 |Cave Floor Sa| o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The final 'stretch' of sorts. Go up the stairs, battle the grunt, then exit into Spear Pillar... =============================================================================== [067] SPEAR PILLAR [MW067] =============================================================================== Items: n/a Trainers' Pokemon: Croagunk L39, Stunky L41, Croagunk L43, Glameow L41 You might want to save first. Move forward in between the two grunts to get sent into a fairly easy double battle. Now, DEFINITELY save, and put a Pokemon that can deal with Bronzor to the front of your party. Walk forward in between Mars and Jupiter for them to start attacking you. But your rival comes to the rescue! Kinda. You now have You & Rival vs. Mars & Jupiter. This can actually be one of the most annoying battles in the game at some points... o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 46 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 46 | | :: Rotom Lv. 45 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 46 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 46 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC ADMINS MARS & JUPITER ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Prevent the camality at Spear Pillar! -| |-----------------------------------------| | :: Bronzor Male Lv. 44 EXP: 678 | | :: Golbat Female Lv. 44 EXP: 1611| | :: Purugly Female Lv. 46 EXP: 1803| - @ Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o | :: Bronzor Gndrlss Lv. 44 EXP: 678 | | :: Golbat Female Lv. 44 EXP: 1611| | :: Skuntank Female Lv. 46 EXP: 2059| - @ Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $7360 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Two Bronzor come out to start the battle. If you want the rival to be useful you may actually want to kill the Munchlax because it does nearly nothing apart from adding itself to your PokeDex if you didn't see the one back in the cafe on Route 210. TAKE CARE OF THE BRONZOR FAST, or they WILL start confusing and sleeping your Pokemon. Fire is the best method as always. The Bronzor will also put Reflect and Light Screen up, meaning your attacks will have half the usual power which is _not_ good for this fight. It is nearly unavoidable to not have one defense up, however. Skuntank and Purugly are the real annoyances, for their attacks are pretty damn powerful. Purugly is also quite fast and has Aerial Ace to deal with any Fighting-types that you might pit against it. Skuntank's only weakness is a Ground-type attack as well and it is quite durable to anything else. Coupled with the Sitrus berries they both have, it can be a difficult battle. Taking Purugly out with a Staraptor's Close Combat may not be a bad idea, because the ability Staraptor has (Intimidate) will cut their attack strength. Munchlax also tends to Screech a lot so you will get a better advantage physically. Screech will help tremendously in taking down Skuntank, so having the rival use it is not a bad thing whatseoever. Note that Skuntank also has Flamethrower for Steel-types and such. The Golbat aren't much of a problem in comparison though they are armed with powerful attacks such as Sludge Bomb. They'll die to Psychic, Ice, Electric etcetera as per usual. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After the battle, the rival will heal your Pokemon and leave. Time for a fancy cutscene! Cyrus will use the Red Chain and cause both Dialga and Palkia to appear atop Spear Pillar, causing an earthquake as they appear. However, the legendary trio come to save the day! Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf make a special cut-scene appearance and begin to fly over Mt. Coronet with their respective colours, calming Dialga and Palkia down and preventing the world from being harmed. Then all of a sudden it gets dark and black puddles appear in the floor. A creepy red Pokemon comes out of the ground - Giratina! Spilling shadow, it gets ready to strike Cyrus, and swoops towards him! The screen blacks out and when it comes back, a mysterious portal is left behind. Cynthia will come now and talk to you, noting the distortion in the ground. You'll see Uxie and Azelf go in and Mesprit will come out of its light and show you to come inside. Say yes to Cynthia, and you two will follow suit. And thus, we enter the Distortion World. =============================================================================== [068] DISTORTION WORLD [MW068] =============================================================================== Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: See guide. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Giratina | Ghost/Dragon | N/A | --% | 47 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now if this isn't just the most funky thing. Lovely colours, serene music for the most part, and a very weird atmosphere. Except plenty of physic defiance here, for we shall be walking in all directions. There are no Wild Pokemon here but there is one battle, and Giratina is waiting for you right at the end of the Torn World - but be warned, it isn't as short as you may be thinking. It can easily last about half an hour at the very least. It is basically complete platforming in a Pokemon game. I reckon it's been done very well. Giratina will fly across the 'sky', shocking both the player and Cynthia. Cynthia will leave after a bit. Follow her to where she goes (you can actually jump over the gap here) and go in the center to find out it is actually an elevator. It'll go down and now you can jump across the floating platforms. Once you reach proper land and go forward a bit, Mesprit will appear, and go off. It wants you to follow it - walk to the left, push left and watch as you defy physics for the first time! The controls are the same otherwise; walk to the other side where the depression is, and press down to return to the normal direction. The isometric feel is pretty cool though. Follow the path here and jump across more platforms to get to an elevator and stand in the depression in the center to go down. Jump to the square ahead. This is an elevator with four choices of direction. Step on the top one to get sent forward, then on this new platform go to the left depression and press left to get onto a sideways platform that Cynthia is waiting on. Talk to her and she'll move, letting you through. Go to the other side and jump off the sideways part then send the elevator to the right. Send the new one to the right again, then send the next one south. Send this one to the left, then jump north to the next platform and stand on the top one to get sent down slightly. Now, go to the right with this platform, and you will arrive on an elevator. Stand in the center to go down. Then stand on the depression on the bottom side and platforms will appear; jump on them and keep going and Cyrus will appear! He will talk to you a little bit, then leave. Keep going south until you come to a crossroads, then head to the right and directly up. Standing on a depression with the platform already there causes it to disappear, so many paths are in reality unaccessible. The top right one does not already have a platform so you will be able to cross. Do so, and on the new platform go forward slightly and then go down on the shorter path, standing on the hole to make a platform appear. Cross this one to the other side, then on this T shaped one jump off the base to another elevator and stand in the middle to make it go down. Jump onto the obvious floating platforms to more land with weird plants, then go down and try to jump off the ledge to have Uxie to appear. It will move up to the boulder and then disappear again. Jump off the ledge, activate Strength and move the boulder into the hole. Then jump off the bottom end onto an elevator and step into the depression to make it go down. Jump off the ledge on the left side to the main platform and get to the boulder on the north side. Push it into the hole that Uxie is hovering next to. Pushing it into the wrong one means you will have to cycle around again to get the boulder. So, make sure to PUSH IT INTO THE HOLE UXIE IS NEXT TO, and it should stick. Uxie will be happy and fly away. Go over to the far left and follow the thin path in a right angle to find Cynthia again. Talk to her, but she won't move this time. Go back to the elevator and take it back up again. Now, jump off the left, go around to the boulder and push it down the hole, but not before Mesprit makes an appearance and dances for joy. It'll guide you to where to put the boulder and as I said, it is to push it down the hole. Do so, then take the path around to another elevator and take it up. Jump off to the left, follow the path up north (some of the obstacles will vanish when you get near them, allowing you access) and Giratina will make an appearance again as you keep going. Remember that you can go behind some of the plants, even if it looks like you might not be able to until you actually do it. Eventually, you'll reach another elevator. Take it up again. Jump off to the left, then go down to make a platform appear and cross it to the other side. Go over to the right to make another one appear, cross it, then on this T shaped one jump off the base and activate the elevator to go down. You'll see Cyrus walking; but he leaves soon afterwards. Surf across the water, begin to walk forward and Giratina will appear again. Keep going forward to find that a sideways platform has presented itself. Go onto it, cross it to the top then cross onto the platform on the ceiling - you're now completely upside-down! Go around and Surf on the water, then descend the sideways waterfall. It's quite long but you get a nice view of the Distortion World as you go (Torn World was such a better name...) Once you're able to Surf again, go north and left onto dry land. Azelf will appear now, directing you with the last boulder. Follow its wishes and push the boulder down this gap. Go around the platform and jump off the end to end up on the original elevator we were on. Jump over the first ledge and activating it (be careful you don't jump over the other ledge as well, or you'll have to do all of that again!) Descend the elevator, then go over to the west and push the boulder into the westernmost hole that Mesprit is hovering by. Mesprit will be happy and fly away. Next, head over to the east. Push this boulder into the westernmost one too - namely, the one Azelf is hovering by and the one the boulder starts right next to. Once you push it down, Azelf will also disappear. Go back to where Cynthia is now and talk to her. A new elevator will reveal itself. Now is a very good time to save your game. Do so, then get on the elevator and descend. You'll be able to see Cyrus from a distance - Cynthia will notice him and jump off. This is your last chance to save before a battle now, so do so if you haven't already. Then, jump off the elevator. Walk forward behind Cynthia, then Cyrus will push her out of the way, blocking her access forward. Okay, I lied, THIS is your last chance to save before the battle now. When you're ready, talk to Cyrus. Your Pokemon should be fully healed from when your rival healed them, luckily. Talk to Cyrus to begin the final battle with him in the game. This is also the last time we get to hear the music. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 46 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 46 | | :: Rotom Lv. 46 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 47 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 46 | o-----------------------o [ GALACTIC BOSS CYRUS ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Defeat Cyrus once and for all! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Houndoom Male Lv. 45 EXP: 1966| | :: Gyarados Male Lv. 46 EXP: 2109| | :: Crobat Male Lv. 46 EXP: 2010| | :: Honchkrow Male Lv. 47 EXP: 1882| | :: Weavile Male Lv. 48 EXP: 2046|- @ Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $8640 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Wow, funky background. Lovely mix of blues there with a special platform like there was in Snowpoint Gym. Pity this is the only time we get to see this. Houndoom is frail. However, it does have Will-O-Wisp to burn your Pokemon, so be careful if you choose to send slow Physical attackers against it because burn will half the attack power of a Pokemon. Gyarados is as annoying as always. Annoyingly hard to take down if you don't have an Electric or Rock attack to use. Hopefully you have an Electric attack to use, but if you don't then whack it with your strongest attacks possible. It gives a massive amount of EXP when you finish it off, which is nice. Gyarados is equipped with Waterfall, which makes use of its high attack stat and Water-typing. That will be its main offense. Cyrus also has a Full Restore which he will use on any particuarly weakened Pokemon, Gyarados included. Crobat is pretty much the same as last time. Fast and loves to status. It has Toxic to badly poison your Pokemon as well, so be wary. Luckily it is quite frail and will die quite easy to its weaknesses as per usual. It may also have Confuse Ray. It isn't really tough, just annoying. Honchkrow will fall to similar attacks as it did last time. Be warned that it has HEAT WAVE! Apparently he went to see the Move Tutor at some point. Either way it means it will easily kill any Steel-types you have apart from Empoleon who negates the Fire weakness with its Water-typing. I'll also take this chance to mention that Cyrus has two Full Restores rather than one. Honchkrow is also capable of using Night Slash and is quite fast, so don't expect any non-Abra line psychics to outspeed it before immiment death, or near to. Well, I would say that, but my L46 Gardevoir outsped it... Come to think of it, it is slower than Murkrow. Murkrow has 97 base and Honchkrow only has 79 I think. Bah. Weavile, like Sneasel before it, will go down to a fairly strong attack. It has a huge weakness against Fighting-type moves and it also has little it can do to pierce Steel. Weavile has Fake Out as well, meaning it will very likely just flinch your Pokemon on the first turn it comes out. Its arsenal consists of Night Slash and Ice Punch, both of which are very strong moves off its 129 base attack. Luckily it doesn't seem to have Brick Break. Houndoom will also do quite well against it for the most part, but be warned Weavile is VERY fast. Not Electrode fast, but faster than Alakazam, Sceptile and such. Weavile has also been upgraded to Cyrus' main Pokemon now. I thought it would be... o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Cyrus will leave after you defeat him and Cynthia will heal your Pokemon. Now we face another challenge - Cynthia will take you forward and tell you to go forward. Do so, and the screen will zoom in again. Giratina will fly below; take another step and a bunch of platforms will appear. On the second one, Giratina will fly under you quickly. Jumping on the third one causes the screen to get much darker and Giratina will come up right next to you. Save now, and engage it in a fight. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Giratina Lv.47 Genderless Dragon/Ghost | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Giratina enters the battle by flying down rather than coming from a Pokeball, as per what should happen. It has no platform either; they were pretty good at making sense with this. Giratina also has some of the best battle music in the whole of the Pokemon series if you ask me, tied with like Pokemon Stadium 1's Mewtwo battle, the Emerald Frontier Brain music, the RSE Elite Four and such. Regi music was also really good too - they even have a remix of that in Pokemon Platinum! But it's event only, so bleh. Anyway, Giratina in Origin Forme has reduced defenses than it did as the normal forme we're used to (Another Forme) but it has increased offenses in return. Giratina sports the move Shadow Force causing it to disappear for a turn and you cannot throw a Pokeball at it during the turn it disappears - or you will get the message: "It's no good! It's impossible to aim at a Pokémon that's not in sight!" Try it yourself and see. It works fine for Dig and Fly though. Hm... Giratina has weaknesses to Ghost, Ice and Dark attacks. No attacks will cause a whole lot of damage to it but you need to work at chipping away its health. Empoleon is decent for this because it resists all of Giratina's moves and it can cause a fair bit of damage with Ice Beam. At least it resists Shadow Force and Ancientpower for sure. If you're lucky enough you may even get to freeze it like I did! /brag The best balls to use for this are Dusk Balls. The Master Ball isn't really worth using on Giratina unless you're capable of importing more Master Balls later via Pal Park, because Giratina is one of the only three legends you have to capture before the National Dex. Uxie and Azelf are the other two. Mesprit does need to be seen but not captured since it runs around Sinnoh. Dusk Balls are most certainly your best bet. Normal-types also resist two of Giratina's moves (Ominous Wind and Shadow Force) so they will be quite useful stallers. Get Giratina to as low health as possible, status it if possible and start throwing the Dusk Balls. Giratina has a very low capture rate (3) so it will take a fair bit of effort. Giratina also has Dragon Claw which affects everything and will deal a fair bit of damage. Only use the Master Ball if you absolutely _have_ to. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you finally catch it, a portal will appear in place of it. Cyrus will make one more appearance, announcing his intentions to stay in the Torn World. We won't be hearing from him again after this. Cynthia blocks your way back, so the only way to go is out through the portal... Inspect it and click yes. =============================================================================== [069] DISCOVER THE PSYCHIC TRIO [MW069] =============================================================================== Sendoff Spring --------------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Dusclops | Ghost |Trade+ReapCloth| 5% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 35% | 37 - 39 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal | N/A | 30% | 37 - 38 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 20% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic | Happy+Night | 10% | 37 - 39 | Grass | |Golduck | Water | N/A |100% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 39 - 40 | Grass Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 39 - 40 | Grass Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 38 | Grass | |Dusclops | Ghost |Trade+ReapCloth| 15% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 25% | 37 - 39 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal | N/A | 30% | 37 - 38 | Grass | |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 10% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Chingling | Psychic | Happy+Night | 10% | 37 - 39 | Grass | |Golduck | Water | N/A |100% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 39 - 40 | Grass Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 39 - 40 | Grass Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o You will appear outside Turnback Cave, Giratina's old lair in Diamond and Pearl - so you are in the Sendoff Spring. Cynthia prevents you going through though and will continue to do so until we get the National Dex. Use Rock Climb and get up the wall and start making your way through the grass to get back to Route 214. You might find some nice Pokemon on your way. Alternatively, you can just fly back to Sandgem Town now since there are no items in the spring. Sandgem Town ------------- Go into the Pokemon Center and heal as you will very likely need to. Afterwards go into Rowan's lab and talk to him. Well actually, he's waiting at the door for you. You get no reward but after some dialogue you can leave. We're now capable of going to Sunyshore, but first we need to catch some legendaries for your PokeDex, unless you use one other method... Anyway, fly to Twinleaf and make your way into Lake Verity. You don't actually have to get the legendaries _now_, but you have to go see them sometime to get the National Dex. Despite the numerous times we've seen them, they're not in our PokeDex. Yet we went to Spear Pillar and saw Dialga and Palkia once, and they are. Hmm. With the exception of Mesprit, instead of catching them you can black out when you're battling them. This will keep Azelf/Uxie in their cavern with it in your PokeDex allowing you to transport Master Balls across for them, but it requires you to lose some money in exchange. Do whatever floats your boat. Mesprit we have to release at some point though. Lake Verity ------------ Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Starly | Normal/Flying | Level 14 | 50% | 2 - 4 | Grass | |Bidoof | Normal | Level 15 | 50% | 2 - 4 | Grass | |Wobbuffet | Psychic | N/A | 12% | 4 | PokeRadar | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 4 | Grass Ruby | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 4 | Grass Saph | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Mesprit | Psychic | Level 50 | --% | 50 | Chase Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Fly to the center of the lake and enter Verity Cavern. Talk to Mesprit to have it disappear, and Rowan will come and start annoying you. Before Mesprit leaves you will get a view of its sprite, officially adding it to your PokeDex as seen so that you don't actually need to capture it. If you want to try for a good natured Mesprit, be prepared to make it disappear and sit through Rowan's talk, then get it into a good place around Sinnoh (as it actually runs around the region) and capture it with a Master Ball and if you aren't happy, restart it all again. It's quite a lot of effort to go to unfortunately. If you wish to catch Mesprit now, take out the Marking Map App we got earlier from the Poketch President and after you move you shold see a black figure on the map. This is where Mesprit is and once you're in the same area as it, go in the grass and there is a chance it could appear. If you want to narrow it down, go into the area it is in with a Pokemon at Level 49 or below but higher than the Wild Pokemon in the area and use a Repel. Mesprit will be the only thing able to appear. I'll leave this here anyway. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Mesprit Lv.50 Genderless Psychic | o--------------------------------------------------o Also, consider using your Master Ball on Mesprit. Running Pokemon tend to be the best choice to use them on. Mesprit can actually run even when slept now so the only way to keep it in battle is to use a move like Mean Look or Block. After you do or don't catch Mesprit, fly to Pastoria City. Here, you may want to buy a ton of Dusk Balls because you will be needing them for the last two of this legendary trio. Seeing as they're both in caves, Dusk Balls will have a 4x capture rate on them, but they are still a bit hard to catch. Head for Valour Lakefront afterwards and enter the lake. Lake Valour ------------ Items: TM25 Thunder Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Staravia | Normal/Flying | Level 34 | 35% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 30% | 39 - 41 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 15% | 38 - 39 | Grass | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 15% | 40 - 41 | Grass | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Azelf | Psychic | Level 50 | --% | 50 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o About time there's water in this lake. Get on Surf and go straight south, to the south-east platform in the lake. Grab the TM25 Thunder in the grass, then Surf to the cavern in the center and enter. In the cavern, go up to Azelf, save and engage it in a fight. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Azelf Lv.50 Genderless Psychic | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Azelf is a Psychic Pokemon with low defenses but incredibly high attacking power. Its attacks consist of Swift, Uproar, Future Sight and Nasty Plot. Both Swift and Uproar are Normal attacks while Future Sight is a Psychic attack that attacks two turns later and ignores type resistances or weaknesses. Be warned that Nasty Plot will boost Azelf's Special Attack up by two levels each time it uses it, possibly making for a total of 4x the usual attack power if it uses it three times. If you have a Ghost Pokemon here like Rotom, Gengar and such then you are completely safe apart from Future Sight. Azelf is quite frail so be careful with it. False Swipe is useful if you have it but meh. Use the usual low HP, status, Dusk Ball strat. I did actually catch it on the first ball when I did it somehow. Guess I got reaaaaaally lucky. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you catch Azelf, or make yourself faint against it, head to Snowpoint City and then towards Lake Acuity to the west. Lake Acuity ------------ Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 25% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 5% | 38 | Grass | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 15% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 45% | 38 - 41 | Grass | |Sneasel | Ice/Dark |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 41 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Sa | |Teddiursa | Normal | Level 30 | 12% | 40 - 41 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Snorunt | Ice |Lvl42/DawnStone| 20% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Bibarel | Normal/Water | N/A | 25% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 5% | 38 | Grass | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 15% | 39 - 40 | Grass | |Snover | Ice/Grass | Level 40 | 25% | 38 - 41 | Grass | |Sneasel | Ice/Dark |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 41 | Grass | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 40 - 41 | Grass Sa | |Teddiursa | Normal | Level 30 | 12% | 40 - 41 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you arrive at the lake, surf to the center of the lake, enter the cavern and approach Uxie, then save and fight it. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Uxie Lv.50 Genderless Psychic | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Uxie is the opposite of Azelf; offensively it is quite weak but it has much better defenses than its blue counterpart. Use exactly the same tactics as you did with Azelf. Chip away, status if possible, let loose the Dusk Balls. There isn't really a lot I can say here... Be warned Uxie has Yawn meaning it can put your own Pokemon to sleep. It can also raise its Special Defense sharply with Amnesia. Honestly, it isn't that dangerous though. You get the lovely Egyptian themed music the whole time too. It's only offense is practically swift and off 75 special attack that is not going to do much at all. Keep throwing balls until you get it, anyway. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Afterwards, go back to Pastoria or Veilstone, heal up, head for the resort part near the lake and this time head right onto Route 222. That guy isn't stopping us from going there anymore! =============================================================================== [070] ROUTE 222 [MW070] =============================================================================== Items: PP Up, Wiki Berry (x2), Mago Berry (x2), Aguav Berry (x2), Qualot Berry, Full Restore (x3), Ultra Ball, Carbos, TM56 Fling, Quick Ball, Net Ball (pos.), Pearl, Big Mushroom, PP Up, Tiny Mushroom Trainers' Pokemon: Luxray L45, Lopunny L45, Noctowl L43 (night), Machoke L43 (night), Remoraid L44, Mantyke L45, Wingull L41, Gastrodon L43, Machoke L42, Remoraid L44, Gyarados L43, Gyarados L43, Remoraid L40, Magikarp L43, Finneon L42, Feebas L42, Magikarp L41, Remoraid L41, Gyarados L42, Finneon L41, Magikarp L42, Gyarados L45, Pikachu L42, Pikachu L42 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Electabuzz| Electric |Trade+Electrizr| 30% | 39 - 41 | Grass | |Luxio | Electric | Level 30 | 10% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Magneton | Electric |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 41 | Grass | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 5% | 40 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 20% | 38 - 41 | Grass | |Chatot | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 38 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 10% | 38 | Grass | |Magnemite | Electric | Level 30 | 10% | 39 | Grass | |Skitty | Normal | Moon Stone | 40% | 40 | Swarm | |Flaaffy | Electric | Level 30 | 12% | 41 - 42 | PokeRadar | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Sharpedo | Water/Dark | N/A | 5% | 40 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Electabuzz| Electric |Trade+Electrizr| 20% | 39 - 41 | Grass | |Luxio | Electric | Level 30 | 10% | 38 - 40 | Grass | |Magneton | Electric |LvlUpinMtCornet| 5% | 41 | Grass | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 5% | 40 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 40% | 38 - 41 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 10% | 38 | Grass | |Magnemite | Electric | Level 30 | 10% | 39 | Grass | |Skitty | Normal | Moon Stone | 40% | 40 | Swarm | |Flaaffy | Electric | Level 30 | 12% | 41 - 42 | PokeRadar | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Sharpedo | Water/Dark | N/A | 5% | 40 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Delicious new route. The most notable thing this area has to offer is the fact that you can catch Electabuzz here. If you're looking to get an Electivire, now is a very good time to get one, since we picked up the Electrizer already. We'll take care of the top half first. Go into the grass and head for the top left and go into the grass-free corridor below the very top one. Press A on the top left square in here to get a PP Up. Return through the grass and battle the Rich Boy to the right of it with some nice stickers. Pick up the berries to the north here then head down under the trees but above the ledge and go right to pick up a Full Restore. Return back to the top and go right, battling the Beauty here. Descend the stairs, go north, right, up the stairs, into the grass and press A at the end to pick up an Ultra Ball. Head to the far right, cut the tree and go down to pick up a Carbos. Return back and down the stairs to the main path then continue to the right and talk to the Rich Boy to get TM56, Fling. Go to the right, battle the guard if possible, continue right and battle with the tube boy and the sailor. Battle the sailor just south-east of there, then go west onto the beach. The beach has most of the water Pokemon trainers so it will be helpful for any Pokemon with Electric or Electric-type moves. Start by going down and smashing the rock, ascending the stairs and collecting the Quick Ball. Then, press A while facing the gap in the bottom left to get yet another Full Restore. Master_Kenobi_7 has also found a Tiny Mushroom right next to the Full Restore as well, or at least definitely in the immediate vicinity. Head back up here and past the rock that was here and ignore the fisherman for he does not battle (though you can talk to him to hear his tale of woe) and enter the top right house. The guy here will give you a Net Ball if you show him a big... Remoraid? The left house contains a crazy guy who wants to win the league with only Pikachu. How nice. There is a PP Up in between the houses, I think. Also, if you talk to the Pikachu in the top left of the house with a dozen Pikachu in (it's the one that doesn't move around) then you will find that it's one of those crazy Pikachu fans with two Level 42 Pikachu. Go left, battle the female tuber, then proceed to battle the two fishermen on the coast. Note the fisherman on the right has two Level 43 Gyarados which can give 2000 exp a kill, so using Vs. Seeker to train any Pokemon who can easily kill Gyarados (see: electric) could be a good idea. The fisherman on the left has so such quality, but he does have a Finneon which you need to see. He also appears to switch - I brought Rotom out against his Magikarp, he swapped it for Finneon weirdly. This guy also has Feebas, so you need to battle him really. Battle another fisherman a little more to the left. There is a Pearl under the right side of the rock to the left of him you can pick up (hidden as usual) and one last fisherman to face on the left, with a high level Gyarados and a stupidly weak Magikarp. Needs more double Gyarados. Afterwards, activate Surf and jump on the water then head to the far far right. You'll have to land on the island we got to from Rock Smashing before, but jump off to the right and continue onto the piece of land you normally cannot get to and pick up the Big Mushroom in the gap by here. That is all for this route. Return to the mainland by Surf, then go straight right and through the gatehouse into Sunyshore City. =============================================================================== [071] SUNYSHORE CITY [MW071] =============================================================================== Items: [Various Stickers], Thunderstone, Calendar, Dot Artist & Roulette Maps, Zap Plate Trainers' Pokemon: N/A o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o As soon as you enter the town, McDonalds will attempt to give you a bargain. Or as it is in this game, a red-haired afro character named Flint will come to you and ask you to revitalize Volkner's spirit or something, then he will go and block the gym until we go to the lighthouse. We'll get to that very soon. I must say, I do quite like Sunyshore's music. Very upbeat and such. Continue to the right and enter the Pokemon Center and heal up. The market is a little to the north with the same inventory as always now, but you can also get Steel Mail and LUXURY BALLS (!) in the market. I'm surprised they're buyable now, since they were incredibly hard to get in R/S/E (you had to get them by winning Master contests, I believe.) North of there is a white building which is where you can finally buy stickers. The selection in here will change every day. The woman on the first counter you see will give your Pokemon an Effort Ribbon if their EVs are maxed, so this is a good indication of checking whether they are filled or not when you're training an actual competitive Pokemon. The guy in the counter on the right does nothing and the top left person will sell you stickers. If you want to apply them to your Pokemon, use the PC in a Pokemon Center to select the option and apply them to the Pokeballs. Note that once you apply them, you cannot deposit that Pokemon until you remove the stickers. The option is in [YourName]'s PC. Outside the sticker house, head north to find Jasmine on the beach! We'll need to go see her again after you beat Volkner. Now, head right and up the stairs. The left house on the top right has some background information about Cyrus, while there is little of worth in the top right house. To the left is the gym but we can't go there yet. Head down, right and down the stairs and pick up the Thunderstone here. If you have a Pokemon with a Serious, Quirky or Naive nature in your party, Rock Climb up the wall and talk to the guy to receive a Calendar App, Roulette App or Dot Artist App respectively. Without the nature in your party somewhere, you cannot get these. Go to the bottom right of the second floor to enter the lighthouse. Enter to automatically be taken up by an elevator, then talk to Volkner who is looking through the telescope. He'll head back to the gym, so we are able to fight him now. If you like, take a look through the telescope yourself to see the Pokemon League in a lovely 3D view. Very foggy though. Exit the lighthouse and head for the top left to where the gym is (make sure your team is healed.) Talk to Flint and since Volkner has returned he will now leave his position in front of the gym, allowing us entry. We'll see him later, anyway. Enter the gym when you're ready. By the way, the Zap Plate is in the lower right corner just outside of the Lighthouse Volkner was in. You'll probably need to guess the exact location since the Dowsing App refuses to show it. Several readers have confirmed that the Zap Plate is indeed here. =============================================================================== [072] SUNYSHORE GYM [MW072] =============================================================================== Items: Beacon Badge, TM57 Charge Beam Trainers' Pokemon: Pachirisu L47, Magneton L47, Magnemite L44, Luxio L44, Luxio L44, Pikachu L42, Pikachu L42, Pikachu L42, Pikachu L42, Raichu L47, Electabuzz L47, Raichu L48, Luxio L45, Luxio L45, Electabuzz L47, Magneton L48 This has also remained unchanged from D/P, but the pathway puzzles can still be a bit annoying anyway. If you have a Ground Pokemon with you, this gym will be a whole lot easier. I don't have one in my team myself. Bah. Go forward and press the green button once, then exit back down onto the main part and head to the left and across the bridge to where another bridge will now form to the northern part. Go there, beat the trainer with a Pachirisu who has an annoying tendency of paralyzing you and go through the door. Hit the blue spot in plain sight three times to reconnect the bridges. Go back onto the main part and up the stairs across the gear bridge to the other side. Beat the guy with a Magneton here, then down and hit the blue button to change the bridges, then the green button to the right to create a new T-bridge. Use it and get onto the land on the right and once you beat the forced battle, go oer the gear bridge at the top. Battle the Pikachu impersonator with about 4 Pikachu, then enter into the third and last room. Battle the guy to the right, then go on the bridge and press the red button once to change direction, get off the bridge and follow the one on the left to another red button and press that for a new bridge. Go down and battle the Ace Trainer then cross the gear bridge. Ascend the stairs, finish off the guitarist and press the green button twice. Follow the new path created around (don't worry, the electric doesn't stop you) and hit the blue button once. Go down the stairs and beat the Ace Trainer, then continue across the gear bridge, down the stairs and press the button down to flip the platforms in the room around again, creating a path to Volkner. If you have to go back and heal, do it now. This will reset all of the puzzles in the gyms but you won't have trainers to deal with the next time. I had to since that Ace Trainer just then decimated me >_O. Once you're ready to face Volkner and have solved all of the puzzle up to this point, go through the new paths until you reach Volker, save and fight him. o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Houndoom Lv. 48 | | :: Gardevoir Lv. 48 | | :: Rotom Lv. 48 | | :: Staraptor Lv. 47 | | :: Empoleon Lv. 48 | o-----------------------o [ GYM LEADER VOLKER ] o-----------------------------------------o |- Battle for the Beacon Badge! - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Jolteon Male Lv. 46 EXP: 1941| | :: Luxray Male Lv. 48 EXP: 1991| | :: Raichu Male Lv. 46 EXP: 1201| | :: Electivire Male Lv. 50 EXP: 2131| - @Sitrus Berry o-----------------------------------------o Reward: $6000, Beacon Badge, TM57 Charge Beam STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Volkner starts off the battle with the incredibly fast but also frail Jolteon. If you have a Ground Pokemon this battle will be easy for the majority, but it maypose some problems otherwise. Volker has Hyper Potions too. Jolteon weirdly has Iron Tail, which doesn't do a lot but eh. Probably to try and hit Ground types. I cannot see it doing much at all though. Jolteon's main attacking move is Charge Beam which has a massive 70% chance of raising Jolteon's special atk, and about 67% or so factored in with accuarcy. It will probably kill Pokemon like Staraptor in two hits. Using other Electric-types may not be a bad idea either if they can do sufficient damage to Jolteon. Jolteon does also have Thunder Wave to paralyze your Pokemon, slowing them down a quarter and having a 25% to make them completely immoble for a turn. Volkner does also have a Full Restore and he _will_ use it if one of his Pokemon get really low in their health. [Also, that damn Jolteon hit Iron Tail three times in a row and CRITICALLED MY GARDEVOIR, fainting it. Why does this game hate me so much?] Once Jolteon's gone, Volker may sent out Luxray. Luxray used to be Volkner's main Pokemon but now it is simply a strong team member, having its main offense in the 75 powered Thunder Fang topped with a 120 base attack and STAB, along with a fairly diverse moveset (I think?) I'm not completely sure of Luxray's complete set, but be careful. I can also say for sure it has Crunch, so be careful with your Psychic and Ghost types! Rotom will not block this baby. Despite being Electric Luxray is actually quite slow, so at least you will usually go first against it, unlike Jolteon. Raichu is the other member of Volkner's team that also appeared in D/P. At Lvl 46 it is a fair bit weaker but it has Charge Beam as well which can raise its Special Attack pretty quickly. Charge Beam has quite a nice animation too. Whacking it with a strong physical attack will take off most of its health, so you can probably kill it in two hits. I used a Staraptor Return + Empoleon Aqua Jet after Staraptor died, myself. Electivire is the real powerhouse, complete with stickers and a very high level as far as this stage of the game is concerned. Electivire is also quite slow but it has 95 Special Attack and a massive 123 Attack and coupled with its main ThunderPunch move it can cause quite a bit of damage, 2HKOing most of the more frail Pokemon you have. Luckily Electivire itself isn't that durable, despite having the appearance of such. Nice choice for Volkner's main Pokemon though. It gives a lovely bunch of EXP too. Exit the gym after you get the rewards. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Item Collection ---------------- Items: HM07 Waterfall, Carbos, Meadow Plate, Wave Incense Trainers' Pokemon: Barboach L33, Gyarados L33 Go back and heal, then talk to Jasmine at the top of the city. She will now give us HM07 for we have the Beacon Badge, meaning we can go to the Pokemon League! But we have to go through Victory Road, of course. Except a lot of trainers, with a lot of PokeDex entries. A LOT. Note that for Route 223, you only need Surf and Waterfall and you will be able to get your HM slave back before we enter Victory Road if you only have one spot for one, like me. If you have a team of six then somebody will have to learn Waterfall. We can't get to the league without it. I would recommend stocking up on supplies a bit at Sunyshore so you're capable of healing in Victory Road and such. Buying about 10 Hyper Potions may be a worthwhile deal, and maybe a Revive or two if you feel you need them. We'll have plenty of Full Restores due to all the hidden ones, but you can also buy some Full Heals incase of unlucky status effects. When you head up to get Waterfall your rival will come and talk to you for a bit as well. We'll be battling him again fairly soon, after we're done with Victory Road. Jasmine will talk to you afterwards and give you Waterfall. After your rival talks, fly to Hearthome and go to the very beginning of Route 208, where we went earlier for the Rock Climb hiker. This time, go down the stairs and start Surfing. Go up to the fisherman and battle him if you wish, then ascend the Waterfall on the top side. Manuever your Surfing path and pick up the Carbos on the upper bank. Fly to Celestic Town, and head right back through Route 210 near where the North starts by the Ace Trainer and Ace Trainer duo. Surf on the water to the left here, and go up the Waterfall on the right. Jump on the land, get right in the top left corner, face up and push A to inspect the wall and pick up the Meadow Plate. Descend down the Waterfall afterwards and this time go up the Waterfall to the left, going left and descending the Waterfall. Pick up the Wave Incense on the land here, so you can breed Mantyke. Fly back to Sunyshore City afterwards. Once you have a Pokemon taught with Waterfall and you're fully healed, set out for Route 223 by Surfing upwards. =============================================================================== [073] ROUTE 223 [MW073] =============================================================================== Items: TM18 Rain Dance, Ultra Ball, Dive Ball, Rare Candy Trainers' Pokemon: Lumineon L45, Bibarel L43, Azumarill L43, Mantyke L41, Remoraid L42, Mantine L43, Wingull L40, Marill L41, Golduck L43, Octillery L44, Wingull L42, Pelipper L44, Tentacruel L45, Wingull L42, Seaking L44, Floatzel L43, Tentacruel L43, Pelipper L40, Machoke L42, Gastrodon L44, Golduck L45, Lumineon L44, Pelipper L42, Gyarados L45 o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Mantyke | Water/Flying |RemoraidinParty| 10% | 30 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 30% | 30 - 50 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 60% | 30 - 50 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Normally the only trainers I actually battle here are the forced ones and two trainers on this route, the one with a Lumineon at the beginning and a swimmer with an Octillery later on. Unfortunately since I'm writing the walkthrough, I have to battle them all this time. Plus I'm _still_ going to be underlevelled for the Elite Four, like always. Sigh ;_; Right ahead is a female swimmer. Make sure you battle this one to add Lumineon to your PokeDex. There is another (useless) swimmer north. By the way, if you want to use a Tentacruel, now might not be too bad a time to get one, seeing as they appear at incredibly high levels on occasion. If you keep heading north there is a male swimmer to the left. This guy has a Mantine which we haven't seen before so you definitely want to face him, though he's forced anyway. Keep going forward and there is a double battle you can enter here, but you can also swim around them by taking the right path around the male swimmer. You _need_ to face the male swimmer though, since he is the sole wielder of Octillery. Once you finish that skirmish or avoid it at the cost of your life, head up and face the swimmer on the left here. Finish off his Tentacruel, then go back. Mwahahaha. Go back to the male swimmer which had a Mantine and directly south- west of him is a gap in the rocks. Take it and follow it around onto shallow land and pick up the TM18 on the shallow. Go back to the place where the swimmer I hopefully just tricked you into battling was and now continue heading north. There are female and male swmimers near here, both of which have nothing of worth except sweet, sweet EXP. Things like Wingull are STILL appearing in trainer's teams at this stage of the game though. Quite weird. Once you evade/battle these swimmers, and possibly get your Houndoom killed by a CH Poison Jab from a Tentacruel -grumble-, go up onto the shallow land. Pick up the Ultra Ball in plain view first, then walk in front of the sailor and fight him since you have to unfortunately. Keep going to the left, Surf around to the shallow land on the other side of the rock and continue north. Surf out of this alcove, battling the swimmers near here if you wish and pick up the one-of-a-kind Dive Ball which is utterly useless since there is no HM08 Dive in this game. Pick up the Rare Candy on the island to the right, then go further north. Battle this last swimmer here, then continue north to reach the ever so famous waterfall and the Pokemon League site. Pokemon League --------------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 60% | 30 - 40 | Surf | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 35% | 30 - 50 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 30 - 50 | Surf | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Luvdisc | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 30 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go up to the Waterfall and press A to begin your climbing. Jump off the water and enter the very conveniently placed Pokemon Center here. Go in and heal, then take out the HM slave you may have left in the PC with Rock Climb and so forth. We will be needing Rock Climb, Rock Smash and Strength to complete this. Once you're ready, exit the Pokemon Center and enter the gaping hole that is the entrance to Victory Road on the right. Also, we will unfortunately also require Waterfall to finish it... =============================================================================== [074] VICTORY ROAD [MW074] =============================================================================== Floor 1F --------- Items: TM41 Torment, Max Repel, Nugget Trainers' Pokemon: Haunter L43, Gengar L46, Gardevoir L46, Noctowl L45, Togetic L47, Blissey L45, Magnezone L48, Glalie L46 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 30% | 40 - 42 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 20% | 41 - 42 | Cave Floor | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 20% | 41 | Cave Floor | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 15% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 43 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 5% | 42 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 41 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 40 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 20% | 41 - 42 | Cave Floor | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 20% | 41 | Cave Floor | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 15% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 42 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 5% | 42 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 41 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Get used to this music because we are probably gonna be here in a while. If you for some reason want a very late Garchomp, now is the time to get a good Gabite at Level 41 - 43, depending on where you are in the cave. To begin with go forward over the bridge and Rock Climb down, then battle the Psychic to the left, which will add Gardevoir to your PokeDex if you aren't using it yourself. I do recommend battling all the trainers in here, for both the PokeDex entries and the large EXP amounts they give. Go up and collect TM41 Torment, then go back and climb up the rock again (there is nothing on the bottom part on this side of the floor.) Go right across the bridge and then descend the stairs, going around and battling the Bird Keeper to get Togetic in your PokeDex. Go north and collect the Max Repel, then go back and ascend the stairs and take the northern bridge across. Descend the rock here and head left. Keep going being careful to not jump down the ledge, then ascend the stairs when you get to them. Keep going to face the only trainer with a Blissey in the game; though she is also forced. Blissey has insane defense against special attacks, so try to use physical attacks against it. Even a weak physical attack will do a lot. Note that Blissey gives a _LOT_ of experience (~2400). It is a real pity you can't fight it more than once or raising for the E4 would be easy. Damn VS. Seeker not working indoors ;__; This Ace Trainer is also the only one with a Magnezone, which is the Magneton evo and weak to the same things as its predecessors. She has a Glalie too, but we've seen those before in Snowpoint Gym. Afterwards, go right north and check the rock for a Nugget. Finally, head up the stairs to 2F. Floor 2F --------- Items: Max Elixir, Full Restore, TM71 Stone Edge Trainers' Pokemon: Mamoswine L45, Rampardos L48, Mothim L46, Clefable L47, Torterra L48, Staraptor L47, Lickilicky L47, Staraptor L50, Ambipom L50 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 42 | Cave Floor | |Magneton | Electric/Steel |LvlUpinMtCornet| 30% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 44 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 40% | 42 - 44 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 43 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 5% | 43 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 5% | 42 | Cave Floor | |Magneton | Electric/Steel |LvlUpinMtCornet| 30% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 41 - 44 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 40% | 42 - 44 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 43 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Break the rock straight ahead of you and push the boulder to get through. Push the one by the bike ramp back a bit then get on your bike and jump over it by building up a little speed. Go around, break the rock and jump over the second bike ramp with the _slower_ bike setting. Pick up the Max Elixir then go over the same bike ramp on a higher speed setting. Jump off the ledge to return to the original starting place of this room. Break the rock below and arrange the boulders in a fashion that allows you to get through. Do so, then go left and battle the Ace Trainer here. Absorb his Mamoswine into your PokeDex (or add) and the Rampardos too. There's also a Mothim but we've seen those before. After the battle, push the left boulder down, go around, break the rock and then push the same boulder back up. Go right and down and break the rock, then fight the Ace Trainer here with a Clefable and a new addition, Torterra unless your rival had it or you have Torterra. So it's only really a new entry if you chose Infernape. Remember it has a 4x weakness to Ice to abuse! 2139 exp is a good reward for defeating it too. Go right and push the top boulder in this triangular formation to the right. Battle the Veteran, go down the stairs back to 1F and then _come back up_. We've yet some stuff to do on 2F. Also the Veteran has a Lickilicky which has the weirdest cry ever. When you come back up, go back to the triangular rock formation and this time push the top rock down, allowing you access to all three ways. Head to the right and push the first boulder you come to right into the corner. Push the second one into the left corner, then break the rock and push the boulder below it down, allowing you access through. Go through it and manuever yourself so that you go around the bike ramps then get on the faster bike and jump over them to reach a Full Restore. They sure like to plant these around. Go back to the right around the bike ramps again and double battle with the Ace Trainers by here. Be warned the Ambipom has Water Pulse and Staraptor Close Combat, so don't except Fire/Dark types to survive the assault ;-; Use the bike ramps again but only jump over the first two and collect TM71 Stone Edge as your prize. It's basically a Rock version of Cross Chop and a very good move. Make your way back to the stairs and descend. This time we're actually going to explore the first floor again. Floor 1F (II) ------------- Items: Ultra Ball Trainers' Pokemon: Machamp L48 Go right, descend the mountain and go around. Fight the Blackbelt to add the lovely Machamp to your PokeDex, then continue right and down the stairs. That sure didn't last long. Note that there is a hidden Ultra Ball due six spaces to the right of the Blackbelt. Floor B1F ---------- Items: Heart Scale, Calcium, Rare Candy, Ultra Ball, TM59 Dragon Pulse, Max Elixir Trainers' Pokemon: Chimecho L44, Absol L45, Dusknoir L46, Lumineon L50, Rapidash L50, Rhydon L47, Carnivine L48, Altaria L45, Gabite L47 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Azumarill | Water | N/A | 30% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 30% | 42 - 44 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 10% | 42 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 44 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 5% | 44 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 43 | Cave Floor | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 90% | 30 - 50 | Surfing | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 30 - 50 | Surfing | |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 |100% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A |100% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Azumarill | Water | N/A | 30% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 30% | 42 - 44 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 41 - 43 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 10% | 42 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 44 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 5% | 44 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 43 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o This floor likes water. Surf across to the center platform and battle the Psychic here to add Chimecho to your PokeDex if you've yet to see it, as well as the Absol that you definitely haven't seen unless you were lucky enough to find one atop Mt. Coronet. This woman is also the sole wielder of Dusknoir as well. Damn her for having a Pokemon that can be so annoying to take down at the worst times. Ghost-type, so Dark/Ghost works best. It has Will-O-Wisp to burn, by the way. Afterwards, swim around the Psychic to the right hand side, and then Surf across the southern water and inspect the rock for a Heart Scale. Pick up the Calcium atop the stairs then challenge the Ace Trainer team to a battle. Surf across the river here, then go up the stairs and collect the Rare Candy by here. Go back and return to the right side of the Psychic that had the Dusknoir and follow the path north to an Ultra Ball and another Ace Trainer to fight, this one having Rhydon, which you won't have seen before unless it showed up in the Wild during one of the other floors. Now is the time to use Waterfall. Get on the water, and go up the Waterfall. Go left and go down the other Waterfall and collect the TM59 Dragon Pulse by here. Go back on the water behind you and Waterfall up it again, then jump off and battle the Dragon Tamer to the left. This will add Altaria and Gabite to your PokeDex if you haven't seen them already. Surf to the left once more and near the stairs, use the Dowsing App to find a Max Elixir (it's on the square DIRECTLY top-right of the top rock of the two rocks next to eachother on the left wall.) Go up the stairs afterwards. Floor 1F (III) --------------- Items: Razor Claw, Zinc, TM79 Dark Pulse Trainers' Pokemon: Porygon-Z L46, Empoleon L46, Tangrowth L46, Gible L43, Gabite L47, Swablu L45 Head directly left for now, ignoring the veteran and following the path to get a Razor Claw, allowing you to evolve Sneasel. Go back to the veteran and this time challenge him, adding Porygon-Z, Tangrowth and possibly Empoleon to your PokeDex. Go up the stairs next to the Veteran and follow the bridge across to get a Zinc. We'll be able to enter the blocked area later; go back to where the Veteran is and this time go in the gap between the two raised parts, go left and climb the rock here. Go up the stairs, move the boulders and grab the TM79, Dark Pulse by here. Very useful to teach to a Houndoom or something. Go back down, descend the rock, go to the right raised part and ascend the rock. Battle the dragon tamer, who has a... Swablu? Oh well. After you finish him, continue north across the bridge and exit out the huge white space to the left. =============================================================================== [075] POKEMON LEAGUE [MW075] =============================================================================== Items: Sky Plate Trainers' Pokemon: See walkthrough. All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 60% | 30 - 40 | Surf | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 35% | 30 - 50 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 5% | 30 - 50 | Surf | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Luvdisc | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 30 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Welcome to the Pokemon League, home of utter underlevelledness all the time. At least for me, anyway. If you press A on the tile to the left side of the left statue three tiles away, you will get a Sky Plate to use. Go up and use Waterfall to get up this waterfall, then Surf off the water and enter the huge building you might have seen looking out the telescope earlier. The league is situated in a very high place; you can see fog and everything if you look over the edges. It's a pretty nice effect. The inside has been remodeled from D/P, giving it a nice futuristic look. GO TO THE POKEMON CENTER ON THE LEFT BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE. When you approach the guy blocking the entrance to the Pokemon League, your rival will come running in and challenge you to a battle on the spot. You might want to save before that happens. This is the last _forced_ rival battle in the game, but you do get an opportunity to battle him again later on. Go up to the guy when you're ready. Just stepping on the tile in front of him causes the rival to appear. Enjoy your battle..? o-----------------------o | MY CURRENT TEAM | o-----------------------o | :: Rotom Lv. 51 | - @ Magnet | :: Houndoom Lv. 51 | - @ Dread Plate | :: Gardevoir Lv. 51 | - @ Mind Plate | :: Staraptor Lv. 51 | - @ Sky Plate | :: Empoleon Lv. 51 | - @ Mystic Water o-----------------------o [ RIVAL BATTLE #5 ] o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Chimchar... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staraptor Male Lv. 48 EXP: 1768 | | :: Heracross Male Lv. 48 EXP: 2056 | | :: Snorlax Male Lv. 49 EXP: 1617 | | :: Roserade Male Lv. 47 EXP: 2054 | | :: Rapidash Male Lv. 47 EXP: 1993 | | :: Empoleon Male Lv. 51 EXP: 2295 | o-----------------------------------------o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Piplup... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staraptor Male Lv. 48 EXP: 1768 | | :: Heracross Male Lv. 48 EXP: 2056 | | :: Snorlax Male Lv. 49 EXP: 1617 | | :: Floatzel Male Lv. 47 EXP: 1792 | | :: Rapidash Male Lv. 47 EXP: 1993 | | :: Torterra Male Lv. 51 EXP: 2272 | o---------------------------------------- o o-----------------------------------------o |- If you chose Turtwig... - | |-----------------------------------------| | :: Staraptor Male Lv. 48 EXP: 1768 | | :: Heracross Male Lv. 48 EXP: 2056 | | :: Snorlax Male Lv. 49 EXP: 1617 | | :: Floatzel Male Lv. 47 EXP: 1792 | | :: Roserade Male Lv. 47 EXP: 2054 | | :: Infernape Male Lv. 51 EXP: 2284 | o-----------------------------------------o REWARDS: $5100 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o I outfitted my team with the stat boosting items beforehand. While they may not be much use in competitive games they are decent items for in-game since they don't get used up by berries and it adds some extra oomph to your attacks. Staraptor is the same as always. Fierce, slightly frail, decently fast, very strong. A quick jolt of electricity or ice should stop it as usual, as will a good Rock attack such as the Stone Edge technique you picked up before. Heracross is particuarly strong with hard hitting attacks like Megahorn, but it completely flops against Flying attacks. Excluding that, Fire and Psychic are decent bets. Heracross does have Close Combat, which is capable of dealing a huge amount of damage to your units. Be careful! Snorlax is a new addition. It is quite bulky, with high HP and special defense as well as strong attack. It is incredibly slow but it can possibly be quite hard to take it down. However, Fighting attacks are its bane. A Close Combat from a Fighting Pokemon, Staraptor etcetera will probably do either a LOT of damage or possibly kill it in one. The elemental substitutes for the starters are also quite similar to before. Still somewhat frail, still somewhat strong. Floatzel has crazy speed while Roserade has large elemental power and Rapidash is a mix of both. Floatzel has Crunch for Psychics and such but it was no match for my own Gardevoir - one Thunderbolt shut it down completely. Rapidash also knows the Sunny Day technique, allowing it to reduce water's power upon it. My Empoleon still nearly killed it in one hit though, even with the Sunny Day active. Rapidash also has Will-O-Wisp to burn and reduce attack. I have no idea what Roserade has since I haven't fought it while actually recording data... The starter's level is, as you can see, completely equal to my team's levels at the moment. Unfortunately the Elite Four's levels rise very quickly between the five challenges, so be prepared to use a _lot_ of healing items when we get to that. For the time being, just use type weaknesses against your starter. As a reminder, Infernape dies to Water/Psychic/Ground, Empoleon to Electric/ Ground/Fighting and Torterra to Ice/Fire/Flying. Flying may not hit it as hard due to its high defence so Flying is probably the way to go. Basically all of the starters can learn one move to defeat their counterpart quite easily, so a Starter vs Starter battle is a decent way of doing it. Personally I just used Houndoom and Fire Blasted Torterra, but eh. After you beat him, he'll run out. Talk to the Ace Trainer blocking the doorway now and after announcing the eight badges a fanfare will play and he moves out of the way, allowing you access to the league. Heal up again and go to the right; we need to do some shopping. Buy as many Hyper Potions, Full Restore, Full Heal etcetera as you think you'll need. I usually buy about 30 Hyper Potions, 10 Full Restores and 10 Full Heals, as well as about 20 Revives. I don't usually use all of them but it's nice to have some backup. The right side is also a Pokeball counter with a good list, selling nearly every type of Pokeball in the game. I should mention that the Elite Four have lower levels than they did in Diamond and Pearl, but their AI and teams overall have been improved, so don't expect any less of a challenge than you usually get. They also mostly have better movesets overall. When you're ready, save and enter the league. The real challenge begins now! ::::: ELITE FOUR #1 ::::: When you enter, you'll be in a room with an elevator. Take it up and enter the room ahead. Welcome to the room of bugs. In a lovely twist from D/P, all of the Elite Four rooms have been COMPLETELY REVAMPED! They're now decorated according to type and this one has grass, rocks, a trunk that you can walk through and such to decorate that this room belongs to the Bug-type. Our first challenge lies with the trainer in the center. Master of Bug-types, Aaron is the first challenge. He's upgraded from D/P, now having useful bugs instead of the cool but useless Beautifly and Dustox he had before. Talk to him, read his chat etcetera, then the battle begins. You get a nice VS. block when he first appears too. I love those things. By the way, it's in your best interest to have a Pokemon with a Flying, Fire or Rock move at your lead. Most preferably, one of the latter two since Rock is very effective against the starter and it also has 30 less SDef than Def, but in the long run it doesn't really matter. Flying still works fine. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR AARON::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Yanmega | Bug/Flying | Speed Boost | Lvl49 | Male | 2079 | | Heracross | Bug/Fighting | Swarm | Lvl51 | Male | 2185 | | Vespiquen | Bug/Flying | Pressure | Lvl50 | Female | 2013 | | Scizor | Bug/Steel | Swarm | Lvl49 | Male | 2100 | | Drapion* | Poison/Dark | Battle Armor | Lvl53 | Male | 2316 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $6360 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The backgrounds on these Elite Four matches are amazing. They all match with their respective types, so Aaron has a green abstract, while the others have beige/brown, red/orange/yellow, purple/pink and the champion's... just wait and see. It looks amazing though. Yanmega starts off this battle. It is equipped with both Double Team and Speed Boost and can become quite a threat if it isn't dealt with quickly. Yanmega is a wielder of Bug Buzz, a powerful Bug special attack that off Yanmega's rather aamzing 116 Special Attack will hurt if it starts using it but it will likely go for the Double Teams first. Take it out ASAP. Rock is particuarly effective due to the 4x weakness and Fire will attack its low Special Defense. Or you can smack it around with Flying moves, also dealing plenty of damage. Heracross is the same as the rival's, practically. This is one Pokemon that you definitely want to use Flying attacks on. However, be warned it has STONE EDGE! While it is somewhat slow, if your Flying Pokemon gets hit with that and does have a weakness to it it is not likely to survive, or if it is then with little health. Attack it quick and fast. Alternatively you can use Fire and Psychic as usual, but if Heracross doesn't die expect a HARD retaliation back. Vespiquen is highly defensive but doesn't have too much in the way of offense. However depsite having 102 base defense and special defense, it has a 4x rock weak which completely kills it. Attack it with a Rock attack to practically kill it instantly, or with a very strong Fire/Flying attack. You should be able to 2HKO it at the very least. Scizor is a new addition, like Yanmega. It got a new sprite too which I quite like. But enough of that; Scizor is Bug/Steel. It has a lot more power than its pre-evolution - Scyther - did, but it is much slower. Get a Fire attack in before it moves and you've got yourself a winning tactic. Seriously, it dies instantly to Fire. Low special defense and a quadruple Fire weakness do not mix well at all. Drapion is Aaron's main Pokemon and while it isn't actually Bug, Skorupi was. Drapion's typing is annoying for it means that Ground is the ONLY type that it is possible to hit it with double strength with. If you have a good Steel-type SEND IT OUT NOW. For me my Empoleon did the job with Surf and Drapion just kept X-Scissoring me, doing like 10 damage a hit. Alternatively, just hit it with strong special attacks, but be wary of its strong X-Scissor and Cross Poison attacks all the while. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you beat Aaron, the door at the top will open up. Prepare yourself for the next battle, then enter. This time, you'll be wanting a Pokemon that has a move that is Grass-type at the beginning of your party. Something like Magical Leaf Gardevoir, a Roserade, Torterra and such will work brilliantly. Otherwise you will just have to beat on the starting Pokemon, for it is quite durable. Enter the door when you're ready. ::::: ELITE FOUR #2 ::::: Once again, you're met with an elevator. Ride up and enter the next room. This battle is based on Ground and for that reason there are tons of arid mountains in the room, giving a sandy feel to the place. The person we must beat this time is Bertha, a cheery old woman who is very strongly implied to be Agatha's sister, despite it not being explicitly said. Talk to her when you're ready, and begin fight number two. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR BERTHA::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Whiscash | Water/Ground | Oblivious | Lvl50 | Female | 1692 | | Hippowdon | Ground | Sand Stream | Lvl52 | Female | 2205 | | Gliscor | Ground/Flying| Hyper Cutter | Lvl53 | Female | 2179 | | Golem | Rock/Ground | Rock Head | Lvl52 | Female | 1971 | | Rhyperior* | Rock/Ground | Lightningrod | Lvl55 | Female | 2557 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $6600 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o This battle has a lovely dark background with brown shades. It really does look quite nice, especially with the Pokemon that Bertha has. Whiscash begins this battle and its Oblivious ability means that it cannot be attracted. Such a lot of trouble. If you have a Grass move, USE IT. Whiscash has a quadruple weakness to it, so it will die. Or come very close to, at the very least. If you do not have a Grass attack, then beat on it with the best attacks you have. Remember to not use Electric attacks or be met with a very, very bad fate at the hands of Ground moves. Hippowdon is no longer Bertha's main, but is still an important part of her party and for good reason. Hippowdon has the Sand Stream ability and when Sandstorm is active on the field in D/P/Pt, it gives an automatic +1 SDef bonus to ALL rock-types on the field. This means that Bertha's Rhyperior and Golem both get a boost in their special defense, making them very slightly harder to kill. Hippowdon is also very durable, but a good Water attack will put it out. Grass works as well, as does Ice. Personally I used Rotom and used Blizzard on it (since I had it in fridge form) and got a critical, but it is possible to take it down with strong elemental attacks. Gliscor is annoying. It is decently fast and it is armed with Earthquake which is hell for opposing Rock, Steel, Fire etcetera types (see: Empoleon). Gliscor dies incredibly easily to Ice attacks, so if you can muster an Ice Beam or Blizzard attack to strike Gliscor, it should go down very quickly. I had Empoleon Ice Beam it, but I survived Earthquake with about 3 HP remaining. Golem is classic Golem, having very high defenses but weak special defense. Be warned that Sandstorm's boost means it may survive unSTABed Water and Grass attacks such as Gardevoir's Magical Leaf but with little HP, meaning Bertha will use a Full Restore on it. It has good moves such as Earthquake and whatnot but a good Water or Grass attack will take it out in due time. Rhyperior is Bertha's new main. It is very slow and also has a 4x weakness to Water and Grass like Golem, but it is also incredibly powerful with a massive 140 base attack strength. It will cause plenty of damage to your Pokemon so be careful around it. Luckily Rock Armour is a Slot 2 ability, so it doesn't apply to this Rhyperior - if it was there then the damage of Surf, Solarbeam and such (though I would not use Solarbeam here, honestly) would get cut to about a 1/3 of the usual strength. Deal with it similarly to Golem - use a strong, preferably STABed Water or Grass attack to make it fall. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Next up, you want to have a Water Pokemon at the front, for we will be seeing a familiar face in the next room. Recover your Pokemon as needed, save if you want to (but be wary you will only be able to escape from the E4 by losing money afterwards) and head into the next room. ::::: ELITE FOUR #3 ::::: Take the elevator up and enter the room. Flint will be at the center of room with flames dancing below the stage. Definitely Fire based, I would say. I have no real backstory for this, so talk to Flint and begin the battle. By the way, did I mention the small elemental effect that takes place when the VS hits between the two pictures? o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR FLINT:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Houndoom | Fire/Dark | Early Bird | Lvl52 | Male | 2272 | | Infernape | Fire/Fighting| Blaze | Lvl55 | Male | 2463 | | Flareon | Fire | Flash Fire | Lvl55 | Male | 2332 | | Rapidash | Fire | Early Bird | Lvl53 | Male | 2179 | | Magmortar* | Fire | Flame Body | Lvl57 | Male | 2430 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $6840 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Houndoom is basic. It's loaded with Flamethrower and Sunny Day, that much is certain. As usual it is quite frail and will die to any Water, Ground, Rock etcetera attack. Oddly it kept Flamethrowering my Empoleon instead of using Sunny Day, but it can break out the sun sometimes. Kill it ASAP. I should mention it also has Sludge Bomb as an extra move for dealing with opposing Fire types and such. It's safe to assume it also has a Dark attack, most likely Dark Pulse; so don't try Psychic-types against it. Infernape has been shifted as Flint's main Pokemon, but it is still part of the team. Infernape has been outfitted with the powerful Flare Blitz attack, as well as Earthquake. Use a Water type if possible, but a Flying type may also be a good bet in this particular case. Infernape is also weak to Psychic-type Pokemon, so there's another option in that. It has a high 108 base speed so you may not be able to attack before it, unfortunately. I don't recommend using Empoleon against it if you have it for Earthquake will kill it after Houndoom's Flamethrower. It will still take off quite a bit of health regardless. Rapidash has Sunny Day as well as Flare Blitz, meaning it has the capabilities for a VERY powerful attack. It is quite likely to set up Sunny Day ASAP, and it will have a Full Restore used on it once it becomes too weak. Unfortunately there aren't too many fast Water Pokemon, but if you can go before Rapidash then try to get it out with a Surf as soon as possible. Flareon is the second of three new additions to Flint's team, making it fully fire whereas before it was actually quite diversed. Flareon, while having 130 base attack, was not given the moves to properly use it, so it isn't too much of a threat and it is quite frail too. It does have Will-O-Wisp to burn, though so be careful of that. Magmortar is outfitted with a sticker! Makes it look like it shoots fire when it comes out, which looks pretty good. Don't let its appearance fool you; it is actually quite frail. My Level 54 Staraptor OHKOed it with Brave Bird on my game (said Staraptor is Hardy) and Surf will also probably kill it in one hit unless sunlight is on the field. Be warned it has some powerful attacks such as Flamethrower, Thunderbolt and such. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The last Elite Four battle is probably the hardest going, though it can really depend on your team. You want someone with a Dark or Ghost move at the top of your team preferably, or a hard hitting Physical attacker. Enter the door etc. ::::: ELITE FOUR #4 ::::: Going up the elevator and entering the room will lead you into a purple field with lamps in several places. Lucian is a master of Psychic-type Pokemon which can be somewhat hard to take down if you don't have the correct Pokemon. If you have a Houndoom it will help MAJORLY in this battle for it can score effective hits on all of Lucian's Pokemon, with the exception of his main Pokemon. Be warned that this can become pretty hard, if only because of the very high SAtk ratings of some of his Pokemon. Challenge Lucian when you're ready to go. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR LUCIAN:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Mr. Mime | Psychic | Soundproof | Lvl53 | Male | 1543 | | Alakazam | Psychic | Synchronize | Lvl56 | Male | 2232 | | Espeon | Psychic | Synchronize | Lvl55 | Male | 2320 | | Bronzong | Psychc/Steel | Levitate | Lvl54 | NoGd | 2175 | | Gallade* | Psychc/Fight | Steadfast | Lvl59 | Male | 2629 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $7080 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Starting off this battle is Mr. Mime, who is decently fast and fond of setting up Reflect. Having Dark Pulse or Shadow Ball will help with this. Mr. Mime, in addition to having Psychic also has Thunderbolt as a main offense. It has very poor normal defense, so you want to kill it quickly. Alakazam is a very frail Pokemon, with low HP and Def. However, it is a HUGE Special Attack base of 135 and is outfitted with Psychic, Focus Blast and Energy Ball to cover a range of type. If Focus Blast misses the Dark-type then that will work, but otherwise Alakazam can prove to be a real problem. It is quite fast too with 120 base speed, so it will probably outspeed most of your powerful physical attackers. Personally I used Calm Mind with Gardevoir for a few turns then killed it with Thunderbolt. You want to hit it as hard as you can. If Focus Blast misses then you'll have much less problems. Lucian joined the Eeveelution fad and has an Espeon now. Espeon is similar to Alakazam with 130 special attack base but is slightly better defensively. It has Psychic and Shadow Ball in an attempt to deal with Psychic and Ghost-types but due to my Gardevoir's Calm Minds it screwed that strategy up. :] Dark Pokemon work for this too, but my Houndoom got incapacitated by a critical hit Thunderbolt vs Mr. Mime - while it didn't kill it, it did paralyze it which practically took it out of the game since I was too lazy to use a Full Restore. Lovely. Espeon is also quite fast, but a strong attack will take it out. Bronzong is MUCH, MUCH easier than it was to take out in D/P. First of all it has dropped from Level 63 to Level 54, and it is also more open to damage on the whole. If you have a Fire attack that is the best thing to use for it is immune to Ground due to Levitate. Otherwise hit it with your strongest attacks, preferably like Water or Electric. Bronzong is armed with attacks like Psychic and Earthquake but it doesn't have too high attack power. Gallade is Lucian's new main Pokemon, though if you ask me it isn't really... fitting. I suppose it's a new DP Pokemon and all that but Lucian really does not seem like the type to have a Fighting-type Pokemon. But nevertheless, he has it. Gallade is Psychic/Fighting, which has so many characters it wouldn't fit in the table ¬¬; While defensively it is quite weak it actually has very good Special Defense. Note that it is not weak to Dark, but it is to Ghost. I'd recommend using a good Flying attack to be honest. Gallade does have Stone Edge but luckily it isn't actually too fast. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o We're nearly done now, but we've still got one more person to defeat - the current reigning Champion. This will probably be the hardest battle in the league since like the likes of Green back in R/B/Y, the champion has a very diverse team. Go up the corridor when you're ready. ::::: CHAMPION BATTLE ::::: Head up the elevator and the incredibly long corridor. Save before you enter the next room if you wish, then enter. Cynthia is the champion! Which anyone who has played D/P, which is probably every single one of you, would have known already. It is nice to have a female champion for a change though. The piano music that plays as she talks to you is funny to an extent as well. So very dramatic. The champion's room has changed to a lit up Pokeball with blocks around, almost creating a digital feel. It reminds me of Digimon World's Mt. Infinity almost, despite looking near nothing alike. The elevator ruins it though. Really ugly blue with all the black and such. Continue the conversation and soon enough, the battle will start! o-----------------------o | My Team At This Point | o-----------------------o | - Staraptor Lv. 55 | | - Empoleon Lv. 54 | | - Houndoom Lv. 52 | | - Gardevoir Lv. 52 | | - Rotom Lv. 52 | o-----------------------o o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::CHAMPION CYNTHIA:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Spiritomb | Ghost/Dark | Pressure | Lvl58 | Female | 2088 | | Togekiss | Normal/Flying| Hustle | Lvl60 | Male | 2827 | | Lucario | Fight/Steel | Steadfast | Lvl60 | Male | 2622 | | Milotic | Water | Marvel Scale | Lvl58 | Female | 2646 | | Roserade | Grass/Poison | Natural Cure | Lvl58 | Female | 2535 | | Garchomp* | Dragon/Ground| Sand Veil | Lvl62 | Female | 2895 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $12400 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o I love the intro to this battle. The purple crosshatch background looks amazing with the white and Cynthia has one of the best battle intros in the game with the hair in the wind and everything. Definitely one of my favourites. Yup, I seem to be quite underlevelled for this fight. But with all of the healing items you can use, it is still possible to win. I have no idea where people get their Pokemon to Level 60 and such levels, honestly. I always end up in the very early 50s on every Elite Four (except GSC where I end up about ~45 or so sometimes.) Using Max Revives here can be a good idea, for there isn't really anywhere else you need them in the game. Starting off this battle is Spiritomb. Spiritomb is a Dark and Ghost dual type with 108 in each defensive stat. Offensively it isn't too good, but it isn't the easiest Pokemon to take down. Unfortunately the typing leaves it with no weaknesses unless you have a Foresight + Fighting user, so your best bet is hitting it with incredibly strong attacks such as Brave Bird. Togekiss is the only change in Cynthia's team, replacing Gastrodon. Togekiss' main offense is Air Slash, a special Flying move with a very high chance of Flinching. Thankfully, Togekiss doesn't have Serene Grace, otherwise Togekiss would be able to flinch you 60% of the time. Togekiss is notable for having some of the highest base stat totals of any non-legendary Pokemon, reaching about 545 in total. With the exception of legendaries, Arcanine is the only Pokemon that beats Togekiss out in this (well, Slaking too.) The Togekiss here is probably most weak to Rock attacks, but Electric and Ice will be decent as well, albeit not as good. I used a CM/Thunderbolt strat to take it down. You just need to beat it down, really. Lucario we've seen before in Maylene's gym and as Riley's Pokemon. It has quite a wide variety of attacks, including Stone Edge and Aura Sphere. This can make it a VERY tough foe to take out, so try and hit it with attacks of a Ground, Fire or Fighting type. Alternatively you can use stuff like water, but it may not have the utmost effect. Luckily it is quite frail, but Lucario is also pretty fast with the 90 base speed and high level it has. Lucario also has Extremespeed to take out fairly weakened Pokemon and this can be VERY DANGEROUS if left unchecked. Try not to leave it alive too long, or the whole battle will go wrong. I might mention it also has Shadow Ball, so Ghost-types will also be taking a fair about of damage. Of course, no hard battle with a female trainer is complete without Milotic. Milotic isn't too fast but it is a very bulky Pokemon with high defense and special defense. It sports Dragon Pulse, Ice Beam and Surf. Milotic also has Mirror Coat which will reflect your special attacks right back at you. Watch out for it! She is very likely to use it when it seems obvious a special attack is coming. Be warned that inflicting Milotic with a status will also cause Marvel Scale to activate, which means Milotic's defense will rise a level. Of course if you have Toxic then it might not be so bad giving that a try. Rotom users may also want to use Substitute before using an Electric attack, so that you are protected from Mirror Coat. It is not easy to take down by any means, but a strong super effective attack can quite possibly down it within two hits. If you get it down really close to 0 HP then it may get Full Restored but it's somewhat hard to avoid. Roserade is almost laughable compared to the rest. However it is armed with Energy Ball, a strong 80 power Grass attack that Roserade can use with gusto. Thankfully it is quite slow, so a good Fire, Flying, etcetera move will take it out fairly easily. Fire may take about two hits depending on the level of your Pokemon for it has high special defense, but Flying should crush it. It does also have Toxic, but you're armed with Full Restores and Full Heals. It does also have Sludge Bomb, which is an incredibly powerful attack off STAB and 125 special attack. Garchomp is the real powerhouse here. It has truly massive stats and incredibly powerful moves such as Earthquake. Luckily it is four levels lower than before but it still has incredible speed and offense as well as decent durability. You want to hit it with an Ice attack if possible. Empoleon isn't the best Pokemon to use for this because Earthquake will one shot it. Be warned Garchomp also has the move Dragon Rush which, while inaccurate, will do a lot of damage. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you win, Cynthia will allow you access to the Hall of Fame. Rowan will make an appearance and all three of you will enter the Hall of Fame together; after some more dialogue, your Pokemon will be officially entered into the Hall of Fame, which you can now see on the PC. Once the credits begin, you can either keep watching them or simply reset the game to continue. The credits are a bit different from D/P though and I think the music is quite nice, personally. Keep it in mind that you can reset the game after your Hall of Fame thing together with your Pokemon is officially recorded, however, since it saves in that place. Once you do whatever and want to continue, reload the game. That's the main story done for now. =============================================================================== [6] POKEMON PLATINUM AFTERMAIN WALKTHROUGH [S006] =============================================================================== The rest of this walkthrough will explore sections only available after the National Dex is obtained from Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town. =============================================================================== [000] NATIONAL DEX [WE000] =============================================================================== Twinleaf Town -------------- After finishing the Pokemon League, you will start the game again in your hometown, as usual. Assuming you have seen all 210 Pokemon, head to Sandgem Town. If not, refer to the Sinnoh Dex See Pokemon Locations section until you have seen all 210, then go to Sandgem Town. Sandgem Town ------------- Items: PokeDex Upgrade, PokeRadar Trainers' Pokemon: n/a Go into the lab and if you have seen all of the Pokemon, Professor Rowan will congratulate you and in comes Professor Oak. Professor Oak will then give you the upgrade to your PokeDex, the National Pokedex, allowing you to record data on all 493 Pokemon in the game, as well as access some totally new areas. After Oak leaves, Rowan will also give you the PokeRadar, allowing you to find some Pokemon in areas that you could not find before such as Bagon. Also, you can now go to Dawn/Lucas' house (southeast house in Sandgem Town) and talk to her/his sister to find out where a swarm is in the Sinnoh region - in one specific area a new Pokemon will be there for the day. You can also visit the Pokemon Mansion on Route 212 and discover a new Pokemon there every day. If you want to continue on with the story, the Stark Mountain quest is the next thing. However, note that you can do plenty of things now, including the extra Victory Road part or catching Dialga/Palkia on Spear Pillar, for which you can see the respective sections for. We may as well head to Stark Mountain first though for it continues the 'story' canonically. Fly to Snowpoint City. Snowpoint City --------------- Items: n/a Trainers' Pokemon: n/a Here, go south and talk to the boatman. Cynthia will come and get him to allow you access, then leave. You'll go in the boat and sail off to the Fight Area, amid all the ice floes. =============================================================================== [001] FIGHT AREA [WE001] =============================================================================== Items: Hondew Berry (x4), Pomeg Berry (x2) Trainers' Pokemon: See walkthrough. As soon as you enter the area, your rival will notice you and talk to you. He will take you to the entrance of the Battle Park where several trainers are waiting, with Volkner and Flint in the entrance! Some dialogue will be passed and if you select Yes, you will end up in a double battle with the two of them. o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::VOLKNER & FLINT::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Houndoom | Fire /Dark | Early Bird | Lvl56 | Male | 2488 | | Flareon | Fire | Flash Fire | Lvl56 | Male | 2376 | | Magmortar* | Fire | Flame Body | Lvl58 | Male | 2472 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Luxray | Eletctric | Rivalry | Lvl56 | Male | 2328 | | Jolteon | Electric | Volt Absorb | Lvl56 | Male | 2364 | | Electivire*| Electric | Motor Drive | Lvl58 | Male | 2472 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $13920 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Just decided to use the E4 box for fun. There's not a lot to say about this battle; Volkner uses Electric and Flint uses Fire, so Ground will wipe the whole team out pretty much. Your rival also supports you with some decent Level 50ish Pokemon, meaning you also get all of the experience. Flint's Houndoom is likely to start Sunny Day (the top three are Flint's, the bottom three Volkner's.) Unfortunately those who have a rival with Torterra will not have quite the advantage they may have thought since Fire will beat it very quickly. The movesets are quite similar to their respective battles really, including the use of Charge Beam and such. Electivire and Magmortar are still quite frail too... it isn't really too hard, considering what trainers you're up against. Flareon will pick off your low HP Pokemon with Quick Attack, by the way. I'm fairly sure you have to do this battle before we can explore the island more, so do so. Note that Magmortar has Solarbeam, which will fire immediately if Sunny Day is up at the time. The battle gives a nice money payout, I must say. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o After you beat them they'll disappear, Galactic style, as will all of the trainers nearby except for one. The leader of the Battle Tower also makes an appearance - Palmer - who is, most certainly canonically, your rival's father. They'll talk for a bit, then go their seperate ways. The remaining trainer comes to talk to you afterwards; his name is Buck and he comments on Stark Mountain to the north. We will be going there in due course. Enter the Battle Park quickly. You'll get a 'Frontier Pass' of sorts that is added to your Battle Recorder rather than the Trainer Card this time and you can also ask for information. Head up into the main park, which is now the Battle Frontier. There isn't actually anything here to get for free like items on the ground and such, but it's nice for a bit of sightseeing. There are five facilties instead of seven like Emerald in each of the directional points of a star. I'll cover them in more depth later on. Exit the Battle Frontier when you're ready (though you can listen to some music in the facilities if you wish) and pick the berries over by the Pokemon Center. Go over to the far left and talk to the Fisherman to get the Super Rod, letting you get powerful Pokemon that aren't just in the Sinnoh Dex too. Go heal up from the double battle we just had, then go through the gatehouse that is just above the Fisherman to get into Route 225. =============================================================================== [002] ROUTE 225 [WE002] =============================================================================== Items: Razor Fang, Rare Candy, HP Up, Big Mushroom, Revive, Leaf Stone, Fresh Water, Lax Incense, Green Shard, Kelpsy Berry (x2), Tamato Berry (x2), Dawn Stone, Dubious Disc Trainers' Pokemon: Linoone L55, Taillow L51, Arbok L55, Farfetch'd L53, Pidgeot L55, Slowpoke L52, Slowbro L56, Skarmory L54, Donphan L54, Golduck L54, Starmie L55, Vibrava L56, Pinsir L55, Lanturn L56, Flaaffy L55, Tropius L56, Gabite L53, Altaria L55 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Rattata | Normal | Level 20 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Raticate | Normal | N/A | 15% | 49 - 50 | Grass | |Spearow | Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Fearow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 30% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 49 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 25% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Makuhita | Fighting | Level 24 | 40% | 48 - 49 | Swarm | |Mankey | Fighting | Level 28 | 2% | 47 | PokeRadar | |Primeape | Fighting | N/A | 10% | 49 - 50 | PokeRadar | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Rattata | Normal | Level 20 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Raticate | Normal | N/A | 15% | 49 - 50 | Grass | |Spearow | Normal/Flying | Level 20 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Fearow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 48 - 49 | Grass | |Banette | Ghost | N/A | 20% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 49 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 25% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Makuhita | Fighting | Level 24 | 40% | 48 - 49 | Swarm | |Mankey | Fighting | Level 28 | 2% | 47 | PokeRadar | |Primeape | Fighting | N/A | 10% | 49 - 50 | PokeRadar | |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 20 - 30 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 20 - 40 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Ah, nice music. If you haven't noticed it already, look at how the complete island has been revamped with palm trees rather than the usual trees. Go over to the left and use Rock Climb to get onto a darker higher rock and collect the Razor Fang, allowing you to evolve another Gligar. Note that if you want a Shuppet, you'll have to either breed a Banette from this place or use Pal Park to transfer one. /random fact Descend and this time go north. Do the battles by here then cut the tree to the right and pick up the Rare Candy. Go west past the trainers, following the path and up the stairs when the chance presents itself. Pick up the HP Up, then go back and to the right and go up this part here. Follow the bridges across and picking up the Big Mushroom in the obvious gap you will come across and soon you will reach a pacing Ace Trainer. Do what you wish with him then continue on, pick up the random Revive and battle another Ace Trainer on the hill. Go down the stairs, pick up the Leaf Stone hidden in the bottom left tile of this grass, then enter the house and talk to the guy for a random Fresh Water. Go out, cut the tree, get the Lax Incense for Wynaut and the shared Bright- powder effect, then up the stairs and across the water to get a second Dubious Disc on the other side (you can get an Up-Grade after you do the routes leading to Pal Park) then Surf back across. Battle another Ace Trainer by here, then go down and even further north and pick up the Green Shard, then go a bit west to battle a slightly hidden Ace Trainer. Cut the tree and pick some berries to the left then go back and north through the grass and climb up the wall. Fight the Dragon Tamer then collect the Dawn Stone to the right. Go down the rock, to the right and into the Survival Area. =============================================================================== [003] SURVIVAL AREA [WE003] =============================================================================== Items: PP Up, TM42 Facade, Rare Candy Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Nothing too much to do here. The first house you come to in grey will actually be locked but it will become quite important later. Heal your Pokemon in the center, then go to the left, jump down the two ledges and pick up the PP Up hidden in the right angle space between the trees (use the Dowsing App if you need it.) Head right, enter the house and talk to the guy for TM42. That is honestly all there is to do here now, so head right into 226. By the way, Devilmo666 found a Rare Candy behind the Pokemon Center, too. The more candies, the better! =============================================================================== [004] ROUTE 226 [WE004] =============================================================================== Items: Red Shard, Qualot Berry (x2), Pomeg Berry (x2), Carbos, Lagging Tail, TM53 Energy Ball, TinyMushroom, PP Max, Big Mushroom, Heart Scale, Rare Candy Trainers' Pokemon: Tyrogue L55, Hitmonchan L59, Dratini L55, Altaria L57, Fearow L55, Xatu L57, Marill L54, Wailmer L54, Spheal L54, Carvanha L53, Carvanha L53, Sharpedo L56 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Rattata | Normal | Level 20 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Raticate | Normal | N/A | 15% | 49 - 50 | Grass | |Fearow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 20% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 25% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 49 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 15% | 47 - 49 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 60% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Horsea | Water | Level 32 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Seadra | Water |Trade+DragScale| 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Relicanth | Water/Rock | N/A | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Rattata | Normal | Level 20 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Raticate | Normal | N/A | 15% | 49 - 50 | Grass | |Banette | Ghost | N/A | 20% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Machoke | Fighting | Trade | 25% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 49 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 15% | 47 - 49 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 60% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Horsea | Water | Level 32 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Seadra | Water |Trade+DragScale| 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Relicanth | Water/Rock | N/A | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Straight away go north and up the rocks and then left. Follow the path to get a Red Shard. The house here contains the third move tutor of the game, by the way. Go back and descend the rock then down and right and up the wall here. Fight the Ace Trainer, go up again for more berries (I don't even bother to get these normally, but being a Walkthrough writer I have to find out what they are :/) then down and down again on the right one, further right and down again then to the left. So many directions D: Pick up the Carbos, go back up and go up again and get the Lagging Tail on the left. Battle the Ace Trainers and go down the right side of the wall. Go right and pick up TM53, then back up the rock and down the left one. Go further right onto the beach then up the rock here and using the Dowsing App pick up the three items here, then get on the water and Surf down and around the rocks onto the mini beach and pick up the Heart Scale hidden on this island and go back around. Battle the swimmer if you wish then go right and enter the house and talk to the hiker to let you view foreign PokeDex entries, which in Platinum exist for all Pokemon in the PokeDex. Exit the house and go into the northern section into a small gap in the trees and pick up a hidden Rare Candy thatr is by here. Surf back to the island with the house and this time Surf to the right off that island to go the correct way. By the way, jumping off the Hiker's island south then swimming right will get you into another fight. When you take the right path off the hiker's island you will reach more land. To the north is Route 227, but we don't want to go there yet. Head to the east and through the gatehouse into Route 228. =============================================================================== [005] ROUTE 228 [WE005] =============================================================================== Items: Protector, Hard Stone, Nugget, TM37 Sandstorm, Star Piece, Shed Shell, Iron, Hondew Berry (x2), Tamato Berry (x2) Trainers' Pokemon: Golduck L56, Manectric L57, Sandslash L56, Tyrogue L54, Makuhita L54, Machamp L57, Trapinch L55, Vibrava L57, Exeggcute L55, Lairon L57 Empoleon L58, Marowak L57, Zangoose L55, Sandslash L56, Gastrodon L56, Claydol L57, Delcatty L57, Abomasnow L58, Xatu L56, Gallade L56 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Cacnea | Grass | Level 32 | 5% | 50 | Grass | |Diglett | Ground | Level 26 | 5% | 49 | Grass | |Dugtrio | Ground | N/A | 30% | 50 - 52 | Grass | |Cacturne | Grass/Dark | N/A | 20% | 52 | Grass | |Hippowdon | Ground | N/A | 20% | 50 - 51 | Grass | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 20% | 50 - 52 | Grass | |Poliwag | Water | Level 25 | 30% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Poliwhirl | Water | Water Stone | 70% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Beldum | Steel/Psychic | Level 20 | 40% | 51 - 52 | Swarm | |Sandslash | Ground | N/A | 8% | 49 - 50 | Grass LG | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Cacnea | Grass | Level 32 | 5% | 50 | Grass | |Diglett | Ground | Level 26 | 5% | 49 | Grass | |Dugtrio | Ground | N/A | 30% | 50 - 52 | Grass | |Cacturne | Grass/Dark | N/A | 40% | 50 - 52 | Grass | |Hippowdon | Ground | N/A | 10% | 51 | Grass | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 10% | 52 | Grass | |Poliwag | Water | Level 25 | 30% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Poliwhirl | Water | Water Stone | 70% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Beldum | Steel/Psychic | Level 20 | 40% | 51 - 52 | Swarm | |Sandslash | Ground | N/A | 8% | 49 - 50 | Grass LG | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o A somewhat confusing Sandstorm route. Just great. The sand comes down as bad as the snowstorm on Route 217... head up and battle the Ace Trainer right by here who I daresay can have quite an annoying Sandslash if you have bad luck because of Sand Veil. Go down the slope next to him and pick up the Protector, then back up, south and fight the Blackbelt hidden in the sand. Go down the slide here and enter the cave. This is where Regirock will show up if you have the event Regigigas in your party; enter and collect the Hard Stone in the center and collect the hidden Nugget in the north-east corner. Exit the cave and go back up the slope to the right, then up another slope the right and fight the trainer here. Keep going up the slope then across the thin wood bridge and down another slope and keep going across the wooden pieces until you reach a Shiny Stone. Go back and descend the slope by here, then up and pick up the TM37 in the corner. Go up further and battle the two rangers here, then further up and inspect the small rock by the mound for a Star Piece. If you enter the house here you can teach Starter Pokemon the moves Hydro Cannon, Frenzy Plant or Blast Burn but honestly they aren't very good because of the wait-for-a-turn-afterwards requirement. Go up, break the rocks, pick up the Shed Shell by here. Go through the grass north-west and fight the Ace Trainer here. Going further north will take us right back into Route 226, so go right down through the grass. Afterwards go north-east under where the wooden bridge is and pick up the Iron lying on the floor by here. Go south, passing the two rangers along the way and you will get attacked by another Ace Trainer. After you beat her, go up the slope to the left. Pick the berries and battle the Psychic (there doesn't appear to be anything in the house.) Go down the same slope you came up from then head south into Route 229. =============================================================================== [006] ROUTE 229 [WE006] =============================================================================== Items: Reaper Cloth, Full Restore, Protein, Thunderstone, Grepa Berry (x2), Qualot Berry (x2), Nugget (x2?) Trainers' Pokemon: Dugtrio L55, Raichu L54, Ninetales L54, Spinda L54, Granbull L54, Kecleon L54, Dusclops L55, Salamence L56, Mightyena L55, Kirlia L56 Morning o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pidgey | Normal/Flying | Level 18 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Ledian | Bug/Flying | N/A | 20% | 50 | Grass | |Volbeat | Bug | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Illumise | Bug | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 45% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Surskit | Bug/Water | Level 22 | 95% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Masquerain| Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Pinsir | Bug | N/A | 40% | 48 - 49 | Swarm | |Venonat | Bug/Poison | Level 31 | 2% | 48 | PokeRadar | |Venomoth | Bug/Poison | N/A | 10% | 47 - 50 | PokeRadar | |Nuzleaf | Grass/Dark | Leaf Stone | 8% | 48 | Grass Ru | |Lombre | Water/Grass | Water Stone | 8% | 48 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 48 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pidgey | Normal/Flying | Level 18 | 25% | 47 - 50 | Grass | |Volbeat | Bug | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Illumise | Bug | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 45% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Surskit | Bug/Water | Level 22 | 95% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Masquerain| Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Pinsir | Bug | N/A | 40% | 48 - 49 | Swarm | |Venonat | Bug/Poison | Level 31 | 2% | 48 | PokeRadar | |Venomoth | Bug/Poison | N/A | 10% | 47 - 50 | PokeRadar | |Nuzleaf | Grass/Dark | Leaf Stone | 8% | 48 | Grass Ru | |Lombre | Water/Grass | Water Stone | 8% | 48 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 48 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pidgey | Normal/Flying | Level 18 | 5% | 47 | Grass | |Ariados | Bug/Poison | N/A | 20% | 50 | Grass | |Volbeat | Bug | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Illumise | Bug | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 45% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Surskit | Bug/Water | Level 22 | 95% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Masquerain| Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Goldeen | Water | Level 33 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Seaking | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Pinsir | Bug | N/A | 40% | 48 - 49 | Swarm | |Venonat | Bug/Poison | Level 31 | 2% | 48 | PokeRadar | |Venomoth | Bug/Poison | N/A | 10% | 47 - 50 | PokeRadar | |Nuzleaf | Grass/Dark | Leaf Stone | 8% | 48 | Grass Ru | |Lombre | Water/Grass | Water Stone | 8% | 48 | Grass Sa | |Pineco | Bug | Level 31 | 8% | 48 | Grass Em | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Yay, no more desert. If you need to heal do a quick break to the Resort Area and heal in the Pokemon Center in the south-west, then return to Route 229 in the position you were in just after you finished 228. From where you should be now, go through the grass east and enter the long part then cut the tree slightly south. Collect the Reaper Cloth at the end, then go back into the grass and around the north to bump into an Ace Trainer. Once you beat her, grab the Full Restore to the right then go south, taking the straight path rather than the one to the left. Battle the guy on the right here hiding by a tree, then cut the tree below him and pick up the Protein. Surf across the water and pick up the hidden Thunderstone on the bottom left square too. Go back up into the grass and this time take the left path. Going left a little more will get you some useless berries. You can't get into the Resort Area due to a fence, so go back into the grass. Go back up to where the crosspath was and take the very far left path into a small alcove with a guy who will give you what I think are two Nuggets for finding him. Go back to the thin grass which was where we first came out from Route 228 then head south and battle the two Ace Trainers here, either double or single. Note the male one on the left has a Dusclops and Salamence which give a ton of experience each time they're fainted and they're VS. Seekerable too! After these sets of battles, head down to enter the Resort Area. =============================================================================== [007] RESORT AREA [WE007] =============================================================================== Items: Nugget, Grepa Berry (x2), Lum Berry, Qualot Berry (x2), Leppa Berry Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Psyduck | Water | Level 33 | 90% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Golduck | Water | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 | 100%| 1 - 100 | Fishing OGS | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Yes, I kid you not. You can actually get Level 100 Magikarp here with the Super Rod. I've yet to find one myself but I have come across a Level 87 Magikarp, so I'm fairly sure they are there. Go down to the Pokemon Center and heal up. Exit afterwards, go to the bridge, Surf to the right and pick up the Nugget. To the top right of the Resort Area is The Ribbon Society mansion, where you can get some special ribbons for your Pokemon and also a massage for one Pokemon in your party once a day. The only problem is, you need a Pokemon with 10 ribbons on it to get in. It can't be spread through your party - you need all 10 on _one_ Pokemon. Back to where we picked up the Nugget, Surf back across and head to the bottom right of the area. A guy will ask you something; if you select Yes, he will take you to a Resort House. It's yours! Buy the table for $0 right off the bat and your rival will come in and talk to you before leaving. If you want to order more items, check the book on the table. There is a bit more detail on this in the respective section in the aftermain walkthrough. Exit the resort house and pick the berries, including a useful Lum Berry. That is all we can do here, so head north-west when you're ready into Route 230 (you will have to pass through a section of Route 229 first but it isn't the grassy part). =============================================================================== [008] ROUTE 230 [WE008] =============================================================================== Items: Ultra Ball, Blue Shard, Rare Candy, Grepa Berry (x2), Kelpsy Berry (x4), Water Stone Trainers' Pokemon: Luvdisc L52, Lapras L54, Krabby L51, Corphish L51, Kingler L54, Surskit L52, Lombre L54, Octillery L53, Poliwhirl L53, Delibird L53, Sealeo L53, Mantine L53, Gastrodon L53 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 30% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 25% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Gloom | Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 49 | Grass | |Weepinbell| Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 49 | Grass | |Bellsprout| Grass/Poison | Level 21 | 20% | 47 | Grass | |Togepi | Normal | Happiness | 12% | 48 - 50 | PokeRadar | |Corsola | Water/Rock | N/A | 40% | 48 | Swarm | |Sealeo | Water/Ice | Level 44 | 60% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 15 - 25 | Fishing G | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Wailmer | Water | Level 40 | 30% | 30 - 40 | Fishing S | |Wailord | Water | N/A | 5% | 40 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 30% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 25% | 48 - 50 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 5% | 48 | Grass | |Gloom | Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 49 | Grass | |Weepinbell| Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 49 | Grass | |Oddish | Grass/Poison | Level 21 | 20% | 47 | Grass | |Togepi | Normal | Happiness | 12% | 48 - 50 | PokeRadar | |Corsola | Water/Rock | N/A | 40% | 48 | Swarm | |Sealeo | Water/Ice | Level 44 | 60% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 15 - 25 | Fishing G | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Wailmer | Water | Level 40 | 30% | 30 - 40 | Fishing S | |Wailord | Water | N/A | 5% | 40 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Bah, a water route. Bust out the repel if you want to keep your society then start Surfing. Black Flute works too, I suppose. There are quite a few swimmers in the immediate vicinity - three, in fact - battle them if you wish but it is not that important. Keep going west, possibly fighting another swimmer then go onto the island. Go up to the top, break the rock and check the obvious space for an Ultra Ball. Break the rock to the south-west of there and pick up the Blue Shard, then the far right side and break a rock and grab the lovely Rare Candy. On this island over to the right somewhere there is also a Water Stone located in the wall but I don't know the exact location. Get off the island to the south and start Surfing, heading further to the west. Battle some more swimmers if you wish. Those are the last swimmers on the route so if you keep going west you will reach the Fight Area again. Note that when you get off the water, if you go north you can also get some berries. Heal up in the Pokemon Center, then make your way to Route 227. It's probably easier to Fly to the Resort Area and head up north that way. =============================================================================== [009] ROUTE 227 [WE009] =============================================================================== Items: Yellow Shard, Charcoal, Max Repel, Zinc, Star Piece Trainers' Pokemon: Tauros L61, Skiploom L59, Lopunny L59, Seviper L56, Persian L56, Absol L56, Breloom L58, Medicham L58 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Fearow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 20% | 51 - 53 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 51 - 53 | Grass | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 20% | 54 | Grass | |Weezing | Poison | N/A | 10% | 52 | Grass | |Skarmory | Steel/Flying | N/A | 5% | 53 | Grass | |Numel | Fire/Ground | Level 33 | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Camerupt | Fire/Ground | N/A | 20% | 53 | Grass | |Spinda | Normal | N/A | 40% | 53 - 54 | Swarm | |Torkoal | Fire | N/A | 12% | 51 - 53 | PokeRadar | |Poliwag | Water | Level 25 | 30% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Poliwhirl | Water | Water Stone | 70% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Fearow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 53 | Grass | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 51 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 51 - 53 | Grass | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 20% | 54 | Grass | |Weezing | Poison | N/A | 10% | 52 | Grass | |Skarmory | Steel/Flying | N/A | 5% | 53 | Grass | |Numel | Fire/Ground | Level 33 | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Camerupt | Fire/Ground | N/A | 20% | 53 | Grass | |Spinda | Normal | N/A | 40% | 53 - 54 | Swarm | |Torkoal | Fire | N/A | 12% | 51 - 53 | PokeRadar | |Poliwag | Water | Level 25 | 30% | 35 - 45 | Surf | |Poliwhirl | Water | Water Stone | 70% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Barboach | Water/Ground | Level 30 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Whiscash | Water/Ground | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go up the grass and enter the route properly to have ash start falling on the area, which is pretty nice. Jump over the bike hump to the left and battle the two trainers on the paths through these ledges and head around. You'll end up coming across Crasher Wake and your rival here, because of some disturbance in Stark Mountain. After they leave, enter the house and talk to the old woman to heal, but only answer Yes the first time and No after that, or you'll end up in an infinite loop of sleep. Creepy woman. Go out the house and continue to the right. You'll meet up with Buck along the way. Once you finish talking to him, go left and pick up the Yellow Shard, then jump off the ledge and climb down the wall. Follow the path for a Charcoal. There's also a hidden Max Repel you can find with the Dowsing App near the climbable wall. Climb back up it, then go down the thin bridge and pick up the Zinc in this part. Jump off the ledge after fighting the trainer and go back around to where Buck was. This time, go in the grass and head north. Go to the west first and check the rock for a Star Piece. Then go to the north-east of the grass, jump down the gap and battle the Blackbelt. Head north and you'll end up in the outside area of Stark Mountain. Stark Mountain (Outside) ------------------------- Items: Life Orb, Max Elixir Trainers' Pokemon: Dragonite L60 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Fearow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 20% | 51 - 53 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 51 - 53 | Grass | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 20% | 54 | Grass | |Weezing | Poison | N/A | 10% | 52 | Grass | |Skarmory | Steel/Flying | N/A | 5% | 53 | Grass | |Numel | Fire/Ground | Level 33 | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Camerupt | Fire/Ground | N/A | 20% | 53 | Grass | |Torkoal | Fire | N/A | 12% | 51 - 53 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Fearow | Normal/Flying | N/A | 10% | 53 | Grass | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 51 | Grass | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 51 - 53 | Grass | |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 20% | 54 | Grass | |Weezing | Poison | N/A | 10% | 52 | Grass | |Skarmory | Steel/Flying | N/A | 5% | 53 | Grass | |Numel | Fire/Ground | Level 33 | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Camerupt | Fire/Ground | N/A | 20% | 53 | Grass || |Torkoal | Fire | N/A | 12% | 51 - 53 | PokeRadar | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Go over to the left and climb up. Fight the Dragon Tamer to the left (note the nice lava effects) with a Dragonite that killed two of my Pokemon when I did it, then descend, go left, ascend and pick up the Life Orb. Go back up the right one, then start heading through the grass. Pick up the Max Elixir on the lower level, then keep following the path to watch Team Galactic storm the mountain. It actually has more of a storyline now! Keep going along the path until you get to the entrance. DO NOT ENTER UNTIL YOU'RE READY TO BATTLE! =============================================================================== [010] STARK MOUNTAIN [WE010] =============================================================================== Entrance Room --------------- Items: Escape Rope, PP Up Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 5% | 52 | Cave Floor | |Slugma | Fire | Level 38 | 5% | 52 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 51 - 53 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 20% | 52 | Cave Floor | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 20% | 54 | Cave Floor | |Weezing | Poison | N/A | 15% | 51 - 53 | Cave Floor | |Magcargo | Fire/Rock | N/A | 20% | 54 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o As soon as you enter, you will be noticed by Team Galactic, most notably a surprise reappearance from Mars and Jupiter. I wonder what they're working for now considering Cyrus is still in the Distortion World..? Doesn't matter. You will be treated to a battle with Mars in due course. [ GALACTIC ADMIN MARS ] o------------------------------------------o |- Save Lake Verity from Galactic! - | |------------------------------------------| | :: Bronzong Gndrlss Lv. 58 EXP: 2335 | | :: Golbat Female Lv. 58 EXP: 2124 | | :: Purugly Female Lv. 60 EXP: 2352 | - @Sitrus Berry o------------------------------------------o Reward: $4800 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Yes, she actually evolved her Pokemon. Amazing! Defeat them in the same way as normal. They'll take a bit more effort to beat than usual, but not much. She doesn't even have recovery items on her. She still has a Golbat, though. The Golbat really must not be very happy. It gives some delicious EXP, though. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Right after that battle, Jupiter attacks you as well. Lovely. [ GALACTIC ADMIN JUPITER ] o------------------------------------------o |- Save Lake Verity from Galactic! - | |------------------------------------------| | :: Bronzong Gndrlss Lv. 58 EXP: 2335 | | :: Golbat Female Lv. 58 EXP: 2124 | | :: Skuntank Female Lv. 60 EXP: 2686 | - @Sitrus Berry o------------------------------------------o Reward: $4800 STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o This one is slightly tougher because the more bulky Pokemon Jupiter has, but it is still not really that bad. Remember Skuntank is weak to Ground primarily but you may need to just smack it around a bit. The other two are identical to Mars', except Bronzong uses Reflect and such instead of Light Screen. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Afterwards, Mars and Jupiter up and leave Team Galactic, leaving Charon and the two Galactic grunts by themselves. They'll flee and we will deal with them in due course. Go down the stairs (I love the redesign and the red hue now) then left and push the boulder out of the way. Follow the path to get an Escape Rope and then head back and go right. Do the whole top/forward bottom/forward and middle/side thing with the boulders and go on the raised platform to get a PP Up. Go back north then head up the stairs, moving obstacles out of the way when you need to. Collect the Full Heal, Full Restore, Star Piece hidden in the back wall behind the Full Restore and keep heading up until you enter the main room of Stark Mountain. Main Room ----------- Items: Iron Ball, Stardust, Star Piece, Calcium, Rare Candy, Flame Plate, TM50 Overheat, Iron, Max Revive Trainers' Pokemon: Solrock L57, Lunatone L57, Gardevoir L59, Gallade L59, Luxray L58, Glalie L59, Gliscor L58, Ursaring L59, Crobat L60, Staravia L55, Breloom L58, Fearow L57, Toxicroak L58, Noctowl L59, Jumpluff L58, Primeape L58 Banette L59, Electabuzz L58, Ampharos L59, Onix L58, Drapion L61, Pupitar L58, Torterra L61, Raticate L57, Bagon L57, Shelgon L57, Shifry L59, Vibrava L57, Drifblim L58, Loudred L58, Wigglytuff L58, Pelipper L58, Rampardos L59, Gardevoir L59, Medicham L58, Gible L57, Machamp L60, Dragonair L57, Gabite L57 All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Rhyhorn | Rock/Ground | Level 42 | 5% | 55 | Cave Floor | |Slugma | Fire | Level 38 | 5% | 53 | Cave Floor | |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 52 - 54 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 10% | 53 | Cave Floor | |Rhydon | Rock/Ground |Trade+Protector| 10% | 55 | Cave Floor | |Weezing | Poison | N/A | 15% | 52 - 54 | Cave Floor | |Magcargo | Fire/Rock | N/A | 40% | 53 - 55 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now this is a large room. Sally forth and descend the stairs to have Buck come up behind you and join up with you as a huge liability, for we can no longer use Rock Climb because of him tagging along. [ POKEMON TRAINER BUCK ] o----------------------------------------o |- Get Galactic out of Stark Mountain! - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Claydol Gndrlss Lv. 63 EXP: --- | o----------------------------------------o Start by going right, down the stairs and right again and battle two Psychics by here. Once you've beaten their lovely themed team - and I think Claydol is an awful partner, being OHKOed by Surf and all - go down the indent and get the Iron Ball. Head back to the Psychics and keep going north ignoring the stairs for now and inspect the rock for a Stardust. Then double back and go up the stairs to battle the Ace Trainers, who have a Glalie that actually hit me with Sheer Cold >( Afterwards go to the left and up the path and go down the first stairs to the left. Inspect the rock above for a Star Piece, then go down and push the boulder out of the way. Battle the trainers. Go left, up and around to get a Calcium in the ditch, then reverse and return to the most recent trainers. Continue to the left, ignore the first stairs then ascend the second stairs. Go south to more stairs, go down them then take the long way around for the short way around is blocked by rocks. Battle the Ace Trainers here then collect the Rare Candy. Go back the way you came and back up the stairs, then up again and take the next stairs down that go to the left. Press A right on the wall for a hidden Flame Plate. Go back up and descend the stairs on the right now and head up, left and fight a couple more Ace Trainers by here. Pick up the Overheat TM, then go back up, right, down, right, up the stairs, far right past the Ace Trainers, down the stairs, far north, up the stairs on a smaller raised part and pick up the hidden Iron, back down, around it and do the trainer double battle here. Go up the stairs, to the left and pick up the Max Revive. Go back down the stairs, down from the two trainers and right, then go up the stairs to the left and follow the path to the left and up, going down even more stairs by here. Head north and fight the two Ace Trainers, then go down the left path and break the rock. Go up the stairs and fight more trainers, then follow the path left, up, right, down the stairs, push the boulder through the trench, then go up the stairs and Buck will say stuff and go inside the place. Follow him in. Back Room ----------- Items: n/a Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Heatran | Fire/Steel | N/A | --% | 50 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The thing I called this sounds like the Back Dimension :P Inside here you will find the Galactic grunts and Charon from earlier and a bunch of dialogue will follow. Looker will make one last appearance and then you'll be returned to the outside of the entrance of Stark Mountain. Buck and Looker will leave after more dialogue. To get Heatran we need to do some stuff first. Fly back to the Survival Area. Survival Area --------------- Go to the left and talk to Buck to get him to enter the previously unopenable house. Enter inside (you can also battle your rival if he's standing outside because it's a weekend) and the barman will talk to you, welcoming you to the Top Trainer Cafe! This place has random trainers, having 3 to 4 a day and the battles consist of either the eight Gym Leaders or the five people you travel with (the fifth being the one in the extra Victory Roadpart.) Regular trainers do not exist in this area, but you will get plenty of special battles. Talk to Buck who is next to the counter to get him to leave. That means Heatran is now available in Stark Mountain; head back to Stark Mountain and keep going until you enter the Main Room. Stark Mountain - Main Room --------------------------- Items: Ultra Ball, Max Elixir, Nugget Bike forward, then go left and down the stairs here. Climb up the rock to the right to get an Ultra Ball, then go straight ahead and Rock Climb back down this part. Ignore the wall here and break the rock, then head south and up the stairs here. Go right and take the path up here, breaking the rock along the way and ignoring the stairs. Go right when you get the chance and Rock Climb down and follow the passage to the end to get a Max Elixir. Go back and Rock Climb up the wall, then down the stairs to the right. Go straight north and climb up the rock here and get a Nugget. Descend the rock, go straight south and left past the Psychics and then go up the stairs. Take the middle path up and go down the left stairs right at the end, then climb the wall past the Ace Trainers. Enter the hole. Stark Mountain - Back Room ---------------------------- The ever so lovely Heatran should now be waiting here for you. Prepare yourself and engage it when you're ready. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Heatran Lv.50 Male/Female Fire/Steel | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Heatran is quite unique in that it can actually be either Male or Female, with a 50% chance for both. Heatran's level has also dropped from the Diamond and Pearl games, now being only Level 50 instead of Level 70 like it was before. Heatran's typing means it resists a fair few things, but leaves it primarily open to Water, Fighting and especially Ground attacks. Its Flash Fire ability makes Fire attacks utterly useless and likewise with Poison attacks and the Steel-typing it has. It has an arsenal of Crunch, Metal Sound, Scary Face and Lava Plume. Lava Plume has a 30% chance of burn and Metal Sound decreases your Special Defense, so you want to be careful of that combination. Crunch is the only other move it has to attack and its a Physical Dark attack off Heatran's weaker but still somewhat capable 90 attack (it has 130 SAtk, though.) Using the whole chip, status etcetera thing should work as per usual. Being in a mountain means the Heatran battlefield is always dark, so Dusk Balls are your best bet for this if you don't have a Master Ball available. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you've caught Heatran, that is the entire Stark Mountain storyline over! Whatever you want to do next is up to you; the next few sections are really in no particular order at all. By the way, if you want to use an Escape Rope to get out of Stark Mountain, exit Heatran's room and then try. =============================================================================== [011] THE BATTLE FRONTIER [WE011] =============================================================================== The Battle Frontier is an expanded Battle Park, located in the Fight Area. The place encompasses five facilities, each with their own theme. There are also places to use your Battle Points in the center of the park. The store with the blue striped roof sells the following: o--------------------o | ITEM | BP | o--------------------o | Protein | 1 | | Calcium | 1 | | Iron | 1 | | Zinc | 1 | | Carbos | 1 | | HP Up | 1 | | Power Bracer | 16 | | Power Belt | 16 | | Power Lens | 16 | | Power Band | 16 | | Power Anklet | 16 | | Power Weight | 16 | | Toxic Orb | 16 | | Flame Orb | 16 | | White Herb | 32 | | Power Herb | 32 | | BrightPowder | 48 | | Choice Band | 48 | | Choice Band | 48 | | Focus Band | 48 | | Scope Lens | 48 | | Muscle Band | 48 | | Focus Sash | 48 | | Choice Scarf | 48 | | Razor Claw | 48 | | Razor Fang | 48 | | Rare Candy | 48 | o--------------------o Yup, it sure sells a lot. BP is like the currency of the Battle Frontier and you can obtain it by partaking and winning in the different facilities. The market on the right with the red roof also sells TMs for BP: o----------------------------o | ITEM | BP | o----------------------------o | TM06 Toxic | 32 | | TM73 Thunder Wave | 32 | | TM61 Will-O-Wisp | 32 | | TM45 Attract | 32 | | TM40 Aerial Ace | 40 | | TM31 Brick Break | 40 | | TM08 Bulk Up | 48 | | TM04 Calm Mind | 48 | | TM81 X-Scissor | 64 | | TM30 Shadow Ball | 64 | | TM53 Energy Ball | 80 | | TM36 Sludge Bomb | 80 | | TM59 Dragon Pulse | 80 | | TM71 Stone Edge | 80 | | TM26 Earthquake | 80 | o----------------------------o The green roofed store also sells scratchccards for BP, in which you can win certain items if you're lucky. Basically in the Battle Frontier, you can take part in the five facilities with Pokemon and build streaks, each one having its own 'theme' of sorts. The main aim you have is to obtain Silver and Colour Prints of each facility which can be done by building up a streak. Doing this will also gain you Battle Points as you go along too. Note that you cannot use the following Pokemon in any of the five facilities: Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys*, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina*, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin*, Arceus * All forms of this Pokemon are disallowed. In addition, any of Rotom's alternate Platinum forms are not allowed to partake in the facilities, but the basic Rotom can. You can also use Latias and Latios but the Soul Dew will have no effect in the Battle Frontier. All facilities have Lv.50 and Open Level options. Open Level will set all of the opponent's Pokemon to the level of your highest level Pokemon, while Lv.50 reduces all Pokemon levels to 50, changing stats accordingly. This applies for Pokemon over Level 50, but Pokemon under level 50 will actually stay at their current levels, meaning you'll need them at 50+ for maximum power. Talking to the green man in each facility will get you the single and double battle options while the pink woman will give you the wireless options. If at any time you want to quit a round in a battle, choose to Run. By the way, the Frontier Brains will not always start with the first Pokemon in the lists that follow. They seem to choose a random one. The Battle Tower is to the north, the Battle Hall to the north-west and the Battle Castle to the south-west. There is also the Battle Arcade to the south-east and the Battle Factory to the north-east. =============================================================================== [012] BATTLE TOWER [WE012] =============================================================================== The Battle Tower returns from D/P, located in the north of the Battle Frontier. It is a tall glass building and it has no particular theme; rather, you must fight straight streaks of battles of seven without exiting the tower though you do get healed in between battles and you can suspend and such. Keeping up the streak is your main priority here. As well as single battles, you can also partake in double battles, a wireless double with a friend or downloading teams with the Wi-Fi connection. In the double battles you get to pair up with one of the trainers you travelled with in the game - Riley, Marley, Cheryl, Buck or Mira. The wireless corner lets you do the same but with your actual friends. The Wi-Fi connection has you download teams from the Battle Tower to fight in streaks of seven and these downloaded teams can actually be quite difficult! In all rounds, you have seven straight battles with three vs three Pokemon in each. You are healed after each battle and given the options to suspend, fight or quit. That's really all there is to it. To get the Silver Print in the Tower, you need to get a streak of 21 battles. The Frontier Brain will battle you on the 21st battle, which is the last battle on the third consecutive streak. After that, if you get a streak of 49 battles, then he will battle you again on Battle 49 and winning will net the Coloured Print of the Battle Tower for you. His teams are as follows: o--------------------------o | - TOWER TYCOON PALMER - | o--------------------------o | - Dragonite | | - Milotic | SILVER PRINT. | - Rhyperior | o--------------------------o | - Regigigas | | - Heatran | COLOURED PRINT. | - Cresselia | o--------------------------o =============================================================================== [013] BATTLE HALL [WE013] =============================================================================== The Battle Hall is a new addition to the Battle Frontier. This one is a new concept. This place allows you to take part in Single Battles, Double Battles or wirelessly with a friend's DS. The hall has you go against different 'ranks' of Pokemon. In every round you challenge ten battles rather than seven and for each battle you must pick one type to battle. The type is shown with its rank and the rank depends on if you have beaten the previous rounds in the streak. You don't have to stick to one specific type through the whole round, but personally I find it easier to just do like the ten streaks of Dragon, then the ten streaks of Ice, then the ten streaks of ... I'm sure you get the idea. It makes more sense in practice. While this may sound easy, there is a catch - the Battle Hall only allows you to enter _ONE_ Pokemon! Or if you're doing Double Battles, two. This means that you must keep one Pokemon to battle all types, including every single rank of each type. You can't switch the Pokemon in between rounds either, or your rank is automatically erased and you have to start over. You need a strong Pokemon that can handle many different Pokemon. It's better to start with the types you are weak to first, as the longer streak you get the harder the opponents will be. Saving the weaknesses until last is a decent bet. Luckily you are only against one Pokemon each round too, but they will quickly become fully evolved Pokemon. Be prepared. Personally, I used a Specsmence to do this, with the moveset something as follows: Salamence @ Choice Specs Trait: Intimidate EVs: 4 HP / 252 Spd / 252 SAtk Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk) - Draco Meteor - Dragon Pulse - Flamethrower - Hydro Pump I may have had something over Dragon Pulse since Draco Meteor will OHKO almost anything it hits that doesn't resist Dragon but Draco Meteor does have 90% acc which can pretty easily screw you over in the Battle Hall. Do what you will. To get the Silver Print in the Stage, you need to get a streak of 60 battles. The Frontier Brain will battle you on the 60th battle, which is the last battle on the sixth consecutive streak. After that, if you get a streak of 170 battles then she will battle you again on Battle 170 and winning will net the Coloured Print of the Battle Hall for you. The worst part of this Frontier Brain is that her Pokemon is completely random. It could be a Pokemon you could take down easily or it could be your downfall. The Silver Print requires six consecutive rounds while the Coloured Print needs you to clear every single type from rank 1 - 10, so losing will really set you back a lot! Unfortunately it is quite up to luck. o--------------------------o | - HALL MATRON ARGENTA - | o--------------------------o | - Utterly Random | SILVER PRINT. o--------------------------o | - Utterly Random | COLOURED PRINT. o--------------------------o =============================================================================== [014] BATTLE ARCADE [WE014] =============================================================================== The Battle Arcade is another new invention to the Battle Frontier. This also offers the standard Single Battle, Double Battle and Friend Wireless modes with the Single Battle being needed to get the Printes as with all facilities. This place also has some pretty good music. The Battle Arcade's "gimmick" is that before each battle a roulette is shown and you get to choose where it stops. The place where it stops gives an effect to one team. Landing on a red panel will give the opponent the effect of that panel and vice-versa for the blue panels. There are also grey panels that have an effect on both sides, such as weather, or Trick Room or just plain no effect (shown by a grey panel with a bunch of rectangles in a circle formation or something; I can't remember if there's a name for it x.x). You will want to get the blue ones primarily. What the panels actually do is quite obvious most of the time. Some possible effects are having one team completely paralyzed, slept or burned, level raising, Pokemon given berries (the Battle Roulette disables all items - they disappear from your Pokemon temporarily) and other effects. The effect itself will be explained after the panel is chosen. To stop the roulette you need to use the button at the bottom. It will stop on the exact panel you push the button on so it is quite easily to manipulate it to a panel that you want specifically. Note that the red and blue panel rule applies to both beneficial and harmful effects. For example, hitting a red poison icon will poison all three of the opponent's Pokemon, but hitting a red berry icon will give the opponent the berries and not you. Hit blue panels to benefit yourself and red panels to hinder the opponent! Apart from the roulette it is basic seven rounds, 3 vs 3 battles with a nice background. The roulette is what makes this particuarly different. Thankfully it isn't as bad as the roulette in Pokemon Battle Revolution's Neon Colosseum where you could end up with the most awful Pokemon... the roulette is quite forgiving in comparison, healing you after every battle too. To get the Silver Print in the Arcade you need to get a streak of 21 battles. The Frontier Brain will battle you on the 21st battle, which is the last battle on the third consecutive streak. After that, if you get a streak of 49 battles, then she will battle you again on Battle 49 and winning will net the Coloured Print of the Battle Arcade for you. o-------------------------o | - ARCADE STAR DAHLIA - | o-------------------------o | - Dusknoir | | - Medicham | SILVER PRINT. | - Ludicolo | o-------------------------o | - Zapdos | | - Blaziken | COLOURED PRINT. | - Togekiss | o-------------------------o =============================================================================== [015] BATTLE CASTLE [WE015] =============================================================================== The Battle Castle is a favourite of mine. It is actually somewhat similar to the Battle Pyramid in Emerald in that you actually need to do stuff to get healed, obtain items and whatnot. There is no exploring or anything, though. The Battle Castle also allows for singles, doubles and wireless activity. The castle is different because you get something called "Castle Points" inside it. Each battle can harvest up to about 30 C.P., depending on how well you perform in the battle. The Castle Points can be used in the Battle Castle to do things such as heal your Pokemon's HP, buy items to use in that round, recover PP and 'rank up' features to get better options. The Castle Points do carry on through streaks so you won't lose it all after the seventh battle of a round. Castle Points also allow you to affect your opponent. You can actually view what a Pokemon is on their side for just 1 CP, as well as other things which actually includes reducing a Pokemon's level on the opponent's side by 5! It costs 15 C.P. so it's best to use it on the Frontier Brain battle or something. Finally you can also actually skip battles eventually, but it costs a massive 50 Castle Points to do, so use it sparingly. Apart from all of these extra menus, the Battle Castle also follows the same format of seven battles in a row, three vs. three each. To get the Silver Print in the Castle, you need to get a streak of 21 battles. The Frontier Brain will battle you on the 21st battle, which is the last battle on the third consecutive streak. After that, if you get a streak of 49 battles, then they will battle you again on Battle 49 and winning will net the Coloured Print of the Battle Castle for you. o----------------------------------------o | - CASTLE VALET DARACH & LADY CAITLIN - | o----------------------------------------o | - Staraptor | | - Empoleon | SILVER PRINT. | - Houndoom | o----------------------------------------o | - Empoleon | | - Gallade | COLOURED PRINT. | - Entei | o----------------------------------------o =============================================================================== [016] BATTLE FACTORY [WE016] =============================================================================== Lastly, we have the factory. This is pretty much exactly the same as it was in Pokemon Emerald, except you get 4th Gen Pokemon and moves and such - basically an updated version. The Battle Factory also offers the single, double and wireless mix. The main thing here is that you get random Pokemon to choose; you get to choose from six at the start and then you can trade one Pokemon every battle with your beaten opponent if you want to. You get three at a time. The Pokemon you begin with will depend on the level you pick; Lv. 50 will give you weaker Pokemon than the Open Level - Level 100 - will give you but the Pokemon in Lv. 50 will become stronger in a few rounds. The Level 50 is _possibly_ easier, but there is very little difference in the long run. 100 is funner, really. There's not a lot else to say. Doing more trades may increase the quality of Pokemon you get and you can quite easily get luck screwed. There's little advice I can give, otherwise. The Frontier Brain's three Pokemon are also totally random so this facility relies much on luck as well as skill. To get the Silver Print in the Factory, you need to get a streak of 21 battles. The Frontier Brain will battle you on the 21st battle, which is the last battle on the third consecutive streak. After that, if you get a streak of 49 battles, then they will battle you again on Battle 49 and winning will net the Coloured Print of the Battle Factory for you. o--------------------------o | - FACTORY HEAD THORTON - | o--------------------------o | - Utterly Random | SILVER PRINT. o--------------------------o | - Utterly Random | COLOURED PRINT. o--------------------------o =============================================================================== [017] SINNOH'S HONEY TREES [WE017] =============================================================================== All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wurmple | Bug | Level 7 | 30% | 5 - 15 | Honey Tree | |Combee | Bug/Flying |Level 21+Female| 20% | 5 - 15 | Honey Tree | |Aipom | Normal |LvlUpwithDblHit| 15% | 5 - 15 | Honey Tree | |Burmy | Grass | Level 20 | 15% | 5 - 15 | Honey Tree | |Cherubi | Grass | Level 25 | 15% | 5 - 15 | Honey Tree | |Heracross | Bug/Fighting | N/A | 4% | 5 - 15 | Honey Tree | |Munchlax | Normal | Happiness | 1% | 5 - 15 | Honey Tree | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o All over Sinnoh you will see awakward golden trees in open places in plain walking access. These are honey trees and if you have a Honey item in your inventory, which you can buy from the guy in Floaroma Meadow, you can slather the bark with honey and in about six hours you will one Pokemon from the seven listed at the top. The encounter rates are the same for every single tree in the Sinnoh region. Be sure to only slather a tree with one piece of honey or a Pokemon may not even visit it. You can find Honey Trees in the following places in the Sinnoh region: - Routes 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 18, 221, 222 - Eterna Forest - Floaroma Meadow - Fuego Ironworks - Valley Windworks Be warned that if you leave it too long the Pokemon will leave! You will know a Pokemon is there when you see the tree shaking and generally if a tree is shaking more wildly than usual it is a rarer Pokemon. Just remember - you cannot swap the time to get honey trees to shake. It just doesn't work! Chrome has found some interesting information regarding the honey trees. It appears that this is yet another thing your ID number effects and the rarities of the Pokemon actually depend on which honey tree you use in the region! More information will probably come about this when I can actually understand it :x =============================================================================== [018] VICTORY ROAD & ROUTE 224 [WE018] =============================================================================== Pokemon League ------------------- Fly to here from wherever you are (the top half). Go down into Victory Road and inside head south, making sure you bring something that can use Rock Climb, Rock Smash and Strength (Defog is recommended too.) Climb down the rock next to the Dragon Tamer, ascend the stairs next to the Veteran and cross the bridge and enter the now unblocked path. Basement Entrance ------------------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 30% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 35% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 20% | 48 - 50 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 5% | 50 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 50 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 50 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 20% | 47 | Cave Floor | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 35% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Onix | Rock/Ground |Trade+MetalCoat| 20% | 48 - 50 | Cave Floor | |Steelix | Steel/Ground | N/A | 5% | 50 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 50 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 49 - 50 | Cave Floor | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Nothing in here. Go down and enter the next room. Basement Area -------------- Items: Dusk Stone, Heart Scale, Nugget, Full Restore, Leftovers Trainers' Pokemon: Marowak L54, Metang L55, Kangaskhan L57, Ludicolo L56, Mr. Mime L54, Shuppet L53, Alakazam L55, Mismagius L54, Parasect L53, Mankey L51, Infernape L55, Rhydon L54, Machoke L53, Magmar L55, Murkrow L54, Dratini L52, Xatu L54, Gabite L56, Chimecho L52, Dusknoir L56, Haunter L52, Gengar L55, Forretress L54, Heracross L54, Machamp L54, Hippowdon L54, Gyarados L54, Gastrodon L54, Swalot L53, Beedrill L54, Electrode L55, Magnezone L56, Ninetales L54 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 15% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 30% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Dewgong | Water/Ice | N/A | 15% | 48 - 50 | Cave Floor | |Azumarill | Water | N/A | 30% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 49 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 5% | 50 | Cave Floor | |Dewgong | Water/Ice | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Lapras | Water/Ice | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 60% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 | 100%| 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 100%| 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Graveler | Rock/Ground | Trade | 5% | 49 | Cave Floor | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 30% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Dewgong | Water/Ice | N/A | 15% | 48 - 50 | Cave Floor | |Azumarill | Water | N/A | 30% | 47 - 49 | Cave Floor | |Gabite | Ground/Dragon | Level 48 | 5% | 49 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 15% | 47 - 50 | Cave Floor | |Dewgong | Water/Ice | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Lapras | Water/Ice | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 60% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Magikarp | Water | Level 20 | 100%| 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Gyarados | Water/Flying | N/A | 100%| 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o This is where we'll be exploring. Use Defog if you have it, then move forward to get Marley to talk to you and join your team, stopping you from using Surf. I swear these partners are a liability sometimes :/ [ POKEMON TRAINER MARLEY ] o----------------------------------------o |- Go through to Route 224! - | |----------------------------------------| | :: Arcanine Female Lv. 59 EXP: --- | o----------------------------------------o Go up, move the boulder and battle the trainers. Don't expect Arcanine to do more than a constant Helping Hand, though. Go up and ignore the stairs, moving the boulders out of the way and battling the two Psychics here. Keep going up and move the boulders in a way that you can get the top item - we'll come back for the bottom one later - and collect the Dusk Stone. Go back out of this rock "maze" and battle the trainers to the right. Move the boulder, pick up the Heart Scale on the middle rock of the three on the top row, then battle some more trainers. Go down the stairs and right for EVEN MORE TRAINERS! Go down more stairs for a rock maze. Head around and get down some stairs and face some more trainers. A bit more to the right and up the stairs will get Marley to leave you. Good riddance. We still have more to do. Go into the next tunnel then come back into the main room to reset boulder positions. Head left up the stairs for a Nugget, then Surf across the water. Go up the next stairs, Surf left across the water to save you some boulder moving and go left more. This time, move the boulders in a way that you can reach the item on the right and pick up the Full Restore. Go right back south to the entrance, and Surf across for Leftovers! Sail to the north-east, down the stairs and around to reach some more trainers to fight. Go up further north and down the stairs, follow the path around and go down more stairs. Surf across, down the stairs and across more water. That's really all for this room, so go up the stairs and exit into the next room. Basement Exit -------------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Wild Pokemon identical to 'Basement Entrance.' Go up the stairs and out into Route 224. Route 224 ---------- Items: Zinc, Up-Grade, Sitrus Berry (x2), Bluk Berry (x3), Nanab Berry (x3), Wepear Berry (x3), Ultra Ball (x2), PP Max, Pearl, Razor Claw, Heart Scale, Repeat Ball, Destiny Knot Trainers' Pokemon: Nuzleaf L56, Gyarados L57, Drowzee L55, Alakazam L57, Misdreavus L58, Haunter L54, Muk L53, Mightyena L53, Lickitung L56, Tyrogue L55 Hitmonlee L59, Aerodactyl L57, Metagross L60, Altaria L56, Seadra L56 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 10% | 51 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 20% | 50 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 20% | 50 | Grass | |Gloom | Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Weepinbell| Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Bellsprout| Grass/Poison | Level 21 | 20% | 49 | Grass | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Natu | Psychic/Flying | Level 25 | 40% | 50 | Swarm | |Shuckle | Bug/Rock | N/A | 8% | 52 | Grass Em | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Luvdisc | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 30 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 10% | 51 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 20% | 50 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 20% | 50 | Grass | |Gloom | Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Weepinbell| Grass/Poison | Leaf Stone | 5% | 51 | Grass | |Oddish | Grass/Poison | Level 21 | 20% | 49 | Grass | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 49 | Grass | |Beautifly | Bug/Flying | N/A | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Dustox | Bug/Poison | N/A | 5% | 52 | Grass | |Natu | Psychic/Flying | Level 25 | 40% | 50 | Swarm | |Shuckle | Bug/Rock | N/A | 8% | 52 | Grass Em | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 60% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 30% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Gastrodon | Water/Ground | N/A | 10% | 35 - 55 | Surf | |Remoraid | Water | Level 25 | 35% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Luvdisc | Water | N/A | 5% | 20 - 30 | Fishing S | |Octillery | Water | N/A | 35% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o An outside route that is really out of the way. Use the Dowsing App to find a Zinc on the area you start on, then go down the steps. Battle the trainer if you want and go down again, pick up the Up-Grade in the grass then go into the gap in the trees on the left side and fight the Psychic. Follow the path around and battle a second Psychic and keep going for some berries. There's also a hidden Ultra Ball in the grass right below it. Go back to the left, down the steps then Surf across the water and pick up the PP Max. Return back around the trees to the grass, then head north-east onto a beach area, fighting the Veteran if you want. There is a hidden Pearl on the left side of the beach and if you Surf off the sea here and follow it down left you can reach a small island with a Razor Claw. There's also a hidden Heart Scale on the right side of the beach. Head north after that, fight the Ruin Maniac with an Aerodactyl if you wish, then go north east and Surf off to the shallow land and pick up the Repeat and Ultra Balls on either side. Return to the main land, go back to the Ruin Maniac and this time go straight ahead. You can fight an Ace Trainer with a Metagross hiding behind the tree, by the way. Going further up will net you a Dragon Tamer fight, as well as a Destiny Knot. Go up and ignore the steps since they lead to nothing important and go up to find a white rock. This is to do with Shaymin, but it requires an event to be enabled to do anymore with it. That's all for this quest. =============================================================================== [019] RETURN TO THE LEAGUE [WE019] =============================================================================== Anytime after you obtain the National Dex and beat the Volkner/Flint double battle in the Fight Area, you can challenge the Elite Four and they will have stronger Pokemon. The Pokemon themselves are the same, so the strategies remain the same, but they are about sixteen levels higher so they give more EXP. Each Elite Four also gives you more money. I'll put the lists here but without the strategies since they're identical to the first round: o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR AARON::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Yanmega | Bug/Flying | Speed Boost | Lvl65 | Male | 2757 | | Heracross | Bug/Fighting | Swarm | Lvl67 | Male | 2871 | | Vespiquen | Bug/Flying | Pressure | Lvl66 | Female | 2658 | | Scizor | Bug/Steel | Swarm | Lvl65 | Male | 2785 | | Drapion* | Poison/Dark | Battle Armor | Lvl69 | Male | 3015 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $8280 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR BERTHA::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Whiscash | Water/Ground | Oblivious | Lvl66 | Female | 2233 | | Hippowdon | Ground | Sand Stream | Lvl68 | Female | 2884 | | Gliscor | Ground/Flying| Hyper Cutter | Lvl69 | Female | 2838 | | Golem | Rock/Ground | Rock Head | Lvl68 | Female | 2578 | | Rhyperior* | Rock/Ground | Lightningrod | Lvl71 | Female | 3301 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $8520 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR FLINT:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Houndoom | Fire/Dark | Early Bird | Lvl68 | Male | 2971 | | Infernape | Fire/Fighting| Blaze | Lvl71 | Male | 3178 | | Flareon | Fire | Flash Fire | Lvl71 | Male | 3012 | | Rapidash | Fire | Early Bird | Lvl69 | Male | 2838 | | Magmortar* | Fire | Flame Body | Lvl73 | Male | 3112 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $8760 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::ELITE FOUR LUCIAN:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Mr. Mime | Psychic | Soundproof | Lvl69 | Male | 2010 | | Alakazam | Psychic | Synchronize | Lvl72 | Male | 2869 | | Espeon | Psychic | Synchronize | Lvl71 | Male | 2997 | | Bronzong | Psychc/Steel | Levitate | Lvl70 | NoGd | 2820 | | Gallade* | Psychc/Fight | Steadfast | Lvl75 | Male | 3342 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $9000 :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |:::::::::::::::::::::::::::CHAMPION CYNTHIA:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | ABILITY | LEVEL | GENDER | EXPERIENCE | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Spiritomb | Ghost/Dark | Pressure | Lvl74 | Female | 2664 | | Togekiss | Normal/Flying| Hustle | Lvl76 | Male | 3582 | | Lucario | Fight/Steel | Steadfast | Lvl76 | Male | 3321 | | Milotic | Water | Marvel Scale | Lvl74 | Female | 3376 | | Roserade | Grass/Poison | Natural Cure | Lvl74 | Female | 3234 | | Garchomp* | Dragon/Ground| Sand Veil | Lvl78 | Female | 3643 | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o |::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PRIZE: $15600 ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::| o------------------------------------------------------------------------o | * Equipped with a Sitrus Berry. | o------------------------------------------------------------------------o =============================================================================== [020] THE TOP TRAINER CAFE [WE020] =============================================================================== The Top Trainer Cafe is a new area in Sinnoh, located in the Survival Area. It is Buck's house in D/P but revamped considerably. The Top Trainer Cafe is, as the name suggests, a Cafe for 'Top Trainers'. These Top Trainers include all of the gym leaders of the game, as well as the five partner trainers you have travelled with in the different places of Sinnoh, meaning they get actual front battle sprites at last! Each day there will be a random 3-4 of the trainers and you can fight them once in the day. They will disappear the next day to be replaced by different Pokemon, but it is possible for the same trainers to appear twice or more. If they didn't then there'd be none left..! The Gym Leaders have their usual Gym music while the others have the normal trainer music. They only have one team to use. Their Pokemon are as follows: Gym Leader Roark: Aerodactyl L62 | Probopass L61 | Golem L61 | Rampardos L63 | Tyranitar L65 Gym Leader Gardenia: Jumpluff L61 | Cherrim L62 | Bellossom L61 | Torterra L63 | Roserade L65 Gym Leader Maylene: Hitmontop L62 | Breloom L62 | Medicham L63 | Machamp L64 | Lucario L66 Gym Leader Crasher Wake: Sharpedo L61 | Floatzel L63 | Quagsire L63 | Ludicolo L65 | Gyarados L66 Gym Leader Fantina: Banette L62 | Mismagius L62 | Gengar L63 | Dusknoir L62 | Drifblim L66 Gym Leader Bryon: Skarmory L61 | Magnezone L62 | Steelix L61 | Bastiodon L63 | Aggron L65 Gym Leader Candice: Weavile L62 | Abomasnow L61 | Mamoswine L61 | Froslass L63 | Glaceon L65 Gym Leader Volkner: Jolteon L61 | Raichu L61 | Luxray L62 | Lanturn L63 | Electivire L65 PKMN Trainer Cheryl: Wobbuffet L61 | Hariyama L62 | Drifblim L61 | Wailord L63 | Blissey L65 PKMN Trainer Mira: Porygon-Z L61 | Gengar L61 | Magnezone L62 | Togekiss L63 | Alakazam L65 PKMN Trainer Riley: Absol L61 | Salamence L63 | Metagross L62 | Ursaring L61 | Lucario L65 PKMN Trainer Marley: Ninjask L61 | Crobat L62 | Electrode L61 | Weavile L63 | Arcanine L65 PKMN Trainer Buck: Shuckle L61 | Torkoal L61 | Dusknoir L63 | Umbreon L63 | Claydol L65 You can also battle your rival outside the Top Trainer Cafe every Saturday and Sunday. His Pokemon will be up to Level 65 to begin with and as you beat the Elite Four more and more his Pokemon will eventually rise to about Level 85 max, making him the highest levelled trainer in all of Pokemon. His Pokemon are the same as they are in the Pokemon League, but several levels higher. =============================================================================== [021] POKEMON CENTER BATTLES [WE021] =============================================================================== During the course of the game, you will notice trainers next to the Pokemon Center counters throughout the region. These are people who will battle you if you say Yes to their question and provide some extra experience. They become available sometime after you get the first badge and their Pokemon levels will scale in accordance to the amount of badges you have. The teams listed below are what they have when you get the National Dex and are their final teams, however the locations are concrete for the duration of the game. Reporter: Drifblim L57 | Luxray L57 - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: Jubilife City - Tuesday, Friday: Hearthome City - Saturday, Sunday: Battle Area Cameraman: Magneton L54 | Magneton L54 | Mr. Mime L55 | Alakazam L57 - Same locations as above Reporter. Reporter & Cameraman Duo Gardevoir L59 | Magnezone L59 - Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday: Eterna City - Wednesday, Friday: Veilstone City - Thursday: ??? Idol: Clefairy L53 (x6) - Monday, Friday: Pastoria City - Tuesday, Thursday: Oreburgh City - Saturday, Sunday: Snowpoint City - Wednesday: ??? Guitarist Kricketune L53 - Monday, Tuesday: Canalave City - Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: Pastoria City - Thursday, Friday: Sunyshore City PokeKid Pichu L53 | Pikachu L53 | Raichu L53 - Monday, Thursday, Sunday: Floaroma Town - Tuesday, Friday: Solaceon Town - Wednesday, Saturday: Resort Area Clown Mr. Mime L56 | Alakazam L56 | Ambipom L56 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Celestic Town - Tuesday, Thursday: Pastoria City - Saturday, Sunday: Hearthome City However, it appears that you may actually be able to battle some of these BEFORE you get the National Dex - at least this is what one reader has reported - but they will have much weaker Pokemon than what is shown here. =============================================================================== [022] SWARMS IN THE SINNOH REGION [WE022] =============================================================================== After obtaining the National Dex, there will be a 'swarm' in one area of Sinnoh every day. You can find out where this swarm is by talking to the little girl in the south-east corner of Sandgem; this is Lucas or Dawn's sister who will tell you the exact route or area that the Pokemon is in. The swarm adds a new Pokemon to an area for one day with an encounter rate of 40%. If you want to abuse it, change the time on your DS to 11:59pm and let it run into 12:00am naturally. Just swapping the date by itself will not work. The Pokemon that appear in each area are as follows; the Pokemon that will appear each time a new day rolls over is completely random. o-------------------------------o | POKEMON | NAME OF AREA | o-------------------------------o | Doduo | Route 201 | | Zigzagoon | Route 202 | | Cubone | Route 203 | | Larvitar | Route 206 | | Phanpy | Route 207 | | Dunsparce | Route 208 | | Snubbull | Route 209 | | Spoink | Route 214 | | Drowzee | Route 215 | | Delibird | Route 217 | | Voltorb | Route 218 | | Farfetch'd | Route 221 | | Skitty | Route 222 | | Natu | Route 224 | | Makuhita | Route 225 | | Krabby | Route 226 | | Spinda | Route 227 | | Beldum | Route 228 | | Pinsir | Route 229 | | Corsola | Route 230 | | Electrike | Valley Windworks | | Slakoth | Eterna Forest | o-------------------------------o =============================================================================== [023] EXPLORING WITH THE RADAR [WE023] =============================================================================== After obtaining the PokeRadar, you can also get new Pokemon in all of the areas you have visited previously, or most of them. The Pokeradar allows you to view certain shaking spots in grass. If you use the PokeRadar in grass you will see shaking patches and going into these patches will guarantee you a Wild Pokemon encounter. Finding a specific Pokemon will also increase the chances of finding it again and creating 'chains' which can be seen with the Chaining App Prof. Oak gives you in the Pal Park. There are three types of shaking grass. The first is normal, shaking grass that contains common Pokemon. The second is slightly sparkling grass which sometimes contains common Pokemon but usually has the rarer ones; these are probably the ones you are aiming for. The third is, in a VERY rare case (about 1/8192) you will get a grass patch that sparkles incredibly wildly. This patch of grass contains a Shiny and it is a guaranteed Shiny encounter if you step into it. Be warned that encountering a Pokemon outside the PokeRadar shaking grass tiles will cause the chain to be immediately broken, meaning you'll have to use it again to get started (it takes 50 steps to charge up.) This could be especially nasty if you find a Shiny patch of grass and then have it broken, meaning you lose the shiny. You'll probably want to use PokeRadar hunting in tandem with repels. Buy many. On that note, the chains you get by constantly encountering a single Pokemon with the PokeRadar will actually increase the chance of getting a shiny. For example, constantly finding a Starly in the PokeRadar grass will keep chaining. You find 19 Starly in 19 different patches of moving grass, you get a chain of 19, etc. As you keep chaining the chance of you getting a Shiny spot increases. Once you get to about 40 it is fairly likely; at that point you might want to stop chaining and just constantly use the PokeRadar, walking the 50 steps if needed until you get a Shiny square. It's helpful if you have patience, but it is rather easy for the chain to be broken by a Bidoof appearing instead or a similar thing to that. There are better guides for this method elsewhere. The PokeRadar can find the usual Pokemon but also new Pokemon in the grass. There is a full chance of 12% which is shared between the PokeRadar exclusive Pokemon in the area. If there is only one it will have 12% of appearing while two different Pokemon may have 6% each or one has 2% and the other 10% for example. They usually aren't too hard to find. This is the list of PokeRadar Pokemon available in Sinnoh: o-------------------------------o | POKEMON | NAME OF AREA | o-------------------------------o | Nidoran F | Route 201 | | Nidoran M | Route 201 | | Sentret | Route 202 | | Sunkern | Route 204 North | | Hoppip | Route 205 South | | Slowpoke | Route 205 North | | Baltoy | Route 206 | | Stantler | Route 207 | | Smeargle | Route 208 | | Kirlia | Route 209 | | Tauros | Route 210 South | | Miltank | Route 210 South | | Bagon | Route 210 North | | Tyrogue | Route 211 West | | Smeargle | Route 212 North | | Grimer | Route 212 South | | Swellow | Route 213 | | Poochyena | Route 214 | | Piloswine | Route 217 | | Nidorina | Route 221 | | Nidorino | Route 221 | | Flaaffy | Route 222 | | Mankey | Routes 225 & 226 | | Primeape | Routes 225 & 226 | | Torkoal | Route 227 | | " | Stark Mt. Outsde | | Venonat | Route 229 | | Venomoth | Route 229 | | Togepi | Route 230 | | Wobbuffet | L. Verity&Valour | | Aron | Fuego Ironworks | | Nincada | Eterna Forest | | Mareep | Valley Windworks | | Loudred | Mt. Coronet Snow | o-------------------------------o =============================================================================== [024] THE TROPHY GARDEN [WE024] =============================================================================== The Trophy Garden outside Mr. Backlot's Pokemon Mansion on Route 212 North is also home to exotic Pokemon. Every day a new Pokemon will appear in the Trophy Garden with an encounter rate of 5% and levels of 16 to 18. The next day after a Pokemon appears it will actually still be there and a new Pokemon will also enter the Trophy Garden with the same details. This keeps happening and the first Pokemon of the two who appeared will be erased, leaving the second one there for a second day and so on. You can activate a Pokemon in the Trophy Garden by talking to Mr. Backlot in the furthest right room in the Pokemon Mansion; they may appear without talking to him but it's worth talking to him since he also tells you what Pokemon is actually in the Trophy Garden. It's notable that this is now the only place to get Ditto in Platinum. The following Pokemon can appear in the Trophy Mansion on any given day: - Clefairy - Jigglypuff - Meowth - Chansey - Ditto - Eevee - Cleffa - Igglybuff - Bonsly - Mime Jr. - Azurill - Marill - Minun - Plusle - Castform =============================================================================== [025] GAMEBOY ADVANCE DONGLING [WE025] =============================================================================== After the National Dex you can input a Ruby, Sapphire, Fire Red, Leaf Green or Emerald game into the GBA slot on the DS and it will have effects on the Plat game in your DS too. Specifically it causes extra Pokemon to appear in certain locations. Their levels depend on the area but they always have an encounter of 8% unless there are two that appear in one area, meaning they have 4% each. The Pokemon that appear with each game are as follows: :: POKEMON RUBY VERSION - Seedot: Routes 203, 204, 205 North, 212 South - Nuzleaf: Routes 212 South, 229 - Mawile: Iron Island - Zangoose: Routes 208, 210 South - Solrock: Lake Verity/Valour/Acuity, Mt. Coronet, Spring Path, Turnback Cave - Gengar: Old Chateau (only one room, see Old Chateau section in walkthrough.) :: POKEMON SAPPHIRE VERSION - Lotad: Routes 203, 204, 210 South, Eterna Forest - Lombre: Routes 210 South, 229 - Sableye: Iron Island - Seviper: Routes 208, 210 South - Lunatone: Lake Verity/Valour/Acuity, Mt. Coronet, Spring Path, Turnback Cave - Gengar: Old Chateau (only one room, see Old Chateau section in walkthrough.) :: POKEMON FIRE RED VERSION - Caterpie: Route 204, Eterna Forest - Metapod: Eterna Forest - Ekans: Route 212 South - Arbok: Great Marsh - Growlithe: Routes 201, 202 - Gengar: Old Chateau (only one room, see Old Chateau section in walkthrough.) :: POKEMON LEAF GREEN VERSION - Weedle: Route 204, Eterna Forest - Kakuna: Eterna Forest - Sandshrew: Wayward Cave - Sandslash: Route 228 - Vulpix: Routes 209, 214 - Gengar: Old Chateau (only one room, see Old Chateau section in walkthrough.) :: POKEMON EMERALD VERSION - Pineco: Routes 203, 204, 210 South, 229, Eterna Forest - Shuckle: Route 224 - Teddiursa: Route 211 West, Lake Acuity - Ursaring: Routes 216, 217, Acuity Lakefront - Gengar: Old Chateau (only one room, see Old Chateau section in walkthrough.) =============================================================================== [026] SINNOH'S MOVE TUTORS [WE026] =============================================================================== A new induction to Pokemon Platinum is the presence of Move Tutors in three places around the region. These Move Tutors are similar to the ones in Pokemon XD or the ones in the Battle Frontier in Pokemon Emerald; they can be used an infinite amount of times and teach a plethora of moves, but you must pay to use their services. Previously it was in Battle Points, but in Pokemon Platinum you must pay these move tutors with shards. Each move that can be taught costs a different amount of shards. Come to the move tutor with the shards and he'll teach you the move, taking away the shards afterwards. Some require blue, some require yellow, some red, some green and some need combinations or even some of all of them. All moves require eight shards of different combinations of colours. The moves that can be taught by the move tutor in the house in the rainy part of Route 212 (near the muddy part by the end of the route) are as follows: (The R/B/G/Y sections refer to how many shards of that colour you need to buy the move. Red/Blue/Green/Yellow Shards respectively.) ROUTE 212 MOVE TUTOR o-----------------------------------------o | MOVE NAME | R | B | G | Y | o-----------------------------------------o | Air Cutter | 2 | 4 | 2 | 0 | | Dive | 2 | 4 | 0 | 2 | | Fire Punch | 2 | 6 | 0 | 0 | | Fury Cutter | 0 | 8 | 0 | 0 | | Ice Punch | 2 | 6 | 0 | 0 | | Icy Wind | 0 | 6 | 2 | 0 | | Knock Off | 4 | 4 | 0 | 0 | | Ominous Wind | 0 | 6 | 2 | 0 | | Sucker Punch | 0 | 6 | 0 | 2 | | Trick | 0 | 4 | 0 | 4 | | Thunderpunch | 2 | 6 | 0 | 0 | | Vacuum Wave | 2 | 4 | 2 | 0 | | Zen Headbutt | 0 | 4 | 0 | 4 | o-----------------------------------------o There is also a tutor in the top right house of Snowpoint City... SNOWPOINT CITY MOVE TUTOR o-----------------------------------------o | MOVE NAME | R | B | G | Y | o-----------------------------------------o | Helping Hand | 2 | 0 | 2 | 4 | | Last Resort | 0 | 0 | 8 | 0 | | Magnet Rise | 0 | 2 | 2 | 4 | | Snore | 2 | 0 | 2 | 4 | | Spite | 0 | 0 | 0 | 8 | | Swift | 2 | 0 | 4 | 2 | | Synthesis | 0 | 0 | 6 | 2 | | Uproar | 0 | 0 | 2 | 6 | O-----------------------------------------o ...and in the house if you Rock Climb up Route 226 directly north from the path into it from the Survival Area. ROUTE 226 MOVE TUTOR o-----------------------------------------o | MOVE NAME | R | B | G | Y | o-----------------------------------------o | Ancientpower | 6 | 0 | 2 | 0 | | Aqua Tail | 6 | 0 | 2 | 0 | | Bounce | 4 | 0 | 2 | 2 | | Earth Power | 6 | 0 | 2 | 0 | | Endeavor | 4 | 0 | 0 | 4 | | Gastro Acid | 4 | 0 | 2 | 2 | | Gunk Shot | 4 | 2 | 2 | 0 | | Heat Wave | 4 | 2 | 2 | 0 | | Iron Defense | 4 | 2 | 0 | 2 | | Iron Head | 6 | 0 | 0 | 2 | | Mud-Slap | 4 | 4 | 0 | 0 | | Outrage | 0 | 8 | 0 | 0 | | Rollout | 4 | 2 | 2 | 0 | | Seed Bomb | 4 | 0 | 4 | 0 | | Signal Beam | 2 | 2 | 2 | 2 | | Superpower | 8 | 0 | 0 | 0 | | Twister | 6 | 0 | 2 | 0 | o-----------------------------------------o That's all of the Move Tutors in Sinnoh. =============================================================================== [027] HUNT FOR THE BIRDS [WE027] =============================================================================== Anytime after you obtain the National Dex, do the Pal Park quest. Once you go into the building, Prof. Oak will talk to you then leave for Eterna. Fly to Eterna afterwards and talk to him in the bottom left house to get Up-Grade and also release Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres into Sinnoh. Like Cresselia and Mesprit, these are running Pokemon. You can actually get five Pokemon running around the map at once! But that aside, you catch them in the same way as any other runner. Either get a Master Ball, or use a sturdy Mean Look strategy or something, for example. Sleeping does not stop them from running in D/P/Pt, despite it making nearly no sense. Importing Master Balls are your best bet. If you wish to get a specific IVs and nature for a bird, you must save before you talk to Oak, then activate the event, catch the bird, check its IVs and nature and restart if you're not happy with it. Since all three birds end up getting into the wild at the same time, it is not a good idea to try for all three good birds or you will be waiting for years because the chances are just so low. A good place to catch them would be Route 205-Valley Windworks or Route 214- Valour Lakefront. Both of these areas have grass in both so interchanging in between them is safe for whichever side a legendary appears on, they will be in the grass on that side. That's really all there is to it. But, I'll leave the event battle thing here. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Articuno Lv.60 Genderless Ice/Flying | o--------------------------------------------------o o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Zapdos Lv.60 Genderless Electric/Flying| o--------------------------------------------------o o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Moltres Lv.60 Genderless Fire/Flying | o--------------------------------------------------o =============================================================================== [028] QUEST TO FULLMOON ISLE [WE028] =============================================================================== After collecting the National Dex, go to Canalave City. Here, go into the house next to the port to see a child in bed. Talk to both child and mother, then exit and talk to the sailor, who is said boy's father. He'll plead for your help, then take you to Fullmoon Island. Here, go around and enter the clearing. Cresselia will be waiting on the puddle and will fly away when you talk to it, becoming a running Pokemon. It'll leave a Lunar Wing behind which you want to take back to the boy, but Cresselia is now in the Wild. Same tactics as the birds will work. Master Ball or Mean Look etcetera. If you want to reset for Cresselia's IVs and nature, you will have to save before you release it then keep releasing and catching it until it is satisfactory. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Cresselia Lv.50 Genderless Psychic | o--------------------------------------------------o =============================================================================== [029] SNOWPOINT TEMPLE [WE029] =============================================================================== Snowpoint City ---------------- Fly here, then head directly north. If you're looking to catch a legendary, bring any Regirock, Regice and Registeel with you. You need one of each, but it doesn't matter where they come from. Without them you cannot catch the special Pokemon in this temple. Head to the top of the town and attempt to enter the temple. Candice will come and allow you entry. Go inside. Floor 1F ----------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 80% | 47 - 50 | Temple Flr | |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 49 | Temple Flr | |Smoochum | Ice/Psychic | Level 30 | 10% | 47 - 49 | Temple Flr | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Nothing on this floor. Go downstairs. Floor B1F ----------- Items: Calcium Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 80% | 47 - 50 | Temple Flr | |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 49 | Temple Flr | |Jynx | Ice/Psychic | Level 30 | 10% | 47 - 49 | Temple Flr | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Bit of an ice puzzle, but honestly it is really easy. Just go down on the first ice square you can get to, go to the right and grab the Calcium, then slide to the other side of the rocks and go down the stairs. Floor B2F ----------- Items: Calcium Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 80% | 47 - 50 | Temple Flr | |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 50 | Temple Flr | |Jynx | Ice/Psychic | Level 30 | 10% | 48 - 50 | Temple Flr | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Take the left ice square down, go around the rocks and on the second one tile ice square slide up then go around to the left and slide to the right. Go down the stairs at the top. Floor B3F ----------- Items: Trainers' Pokemon: All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 80% | 47 - 50 | Temple Flr | |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 50 | Temple Flr | |Jynx | Ice/Psychic | Level 30 | 10% | 48 - 50 | Temple Flr | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Slightly harder of an ice puzzle this time. Go down the left tile to hit a rock straight away, then slide right, down, left, down, right, up, left, up, left, down, left, up, right and up. Down the stairs. Floor B4F ----------- Items: Full Heal Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 80% | 47 - 50 | Temple Flr | |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 51 | Temple Flr | |Jynx | Ice/Psychic | Level 30 | 10% | 49 - 51 | Temple Flr | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Slight maze. If you have Strength, go down and move the boulder. You want it so that it is in one of the tiles either directly north or south of the ice square, then enter the square in the unblocked side and you will be blocked from going right across. Slide right, collect the Full Heal then simply go through the maze and down. Floor B5F ----------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 80% | 47 - 50 | Temple Flr | |Sneasel | Dark/Ice |RzrClwLvlUpNght| 10% | 51 | Temple Flr | |Jynx | Ice/Psychic | Level 30 | 10% | 49 - 51 | Temple Flr | |Regigigas | Normal | N/A | --% | 1 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Take the middle tile of the upper three ice tiles and go down on it, then from there go down, right, up, left, down, right and up to get onto the main island. This is Regigigas and if you have Regirock, Regice and Registeel in your party and you press A on it, it will attack! o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Regigigas Lv. 1 Genderless Normal | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Not the most threatening, is it? Regigigas in Platinum really cannot do a lot even if Slow Start removes itself. Just use False Swipe, inflict a status and start throwing Dusk Balls. Alternatively just start with the Dusk Balls from the top but be warned that the catch rate isn't much lower just because of the very low level Regigigas now possesses. o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o That finishes this section. =============================================================================== [030] THE SPEAR PILLAR QUEST [WE030] =============================================================================== ??? ---- From wherever you are currently, fly to Celestic Town. This quest will allow us to catch Dialga and Palkia. The requirements for this are beating the Elite Four, two items we will obtain inside the mountain and a quick conversation that we will have now. Celestic Town -------------- Go into the house at the top (the large one) and talk to the old woman inside, who is the Celestic Elder. She'll tell you some stuff and this will unlock the event for us, once we get the orbs. Now, fly to Oreburgh City. Oreburgh City -------------- From here, go into Mt. Coronet. Mt. Coronet ------------- Items: Adamant Orb, Lustrous Orb, Stone Plate, TM02 Dragon Claw, Nugget Surf across the northern water and Rock Climb up to the second floor. Make your way around the room to the stairs to the third floor and go up them. Then head around the first floor to the outside area. Admist all the snow and the great music, head to the right on either level of the snow. When you get to the Rock Climb patch, go up it, then go right and enter the cavern on the right. This is a part of 4F which we did enter very briefly before if you were following the walkthrough at that point. Go left, Surf on the water, then go up the Waterfall. Note that if you have the Super Rod and you fish in the water here, there is a chance you may come across a Dratini or Dragonair. Get off the water on the north side and enter the inner cave. Check the rock to get the Stone Plate, then pick up the Adamant and Lustrous Orbs on either side of the rock. Now, head back out of the room and back to the outside part and follow the path through until you get to the next outside area. As a reminder, it's left and through the grass, into the cave, up and through the upper part of 4F to end up on the outdoors again. On the outside, go down the steps and enter the cave on the right. Descend the rock climb platforms and break the rocks to get to the other end of the room & enter the cave that the Galactic grunt was blocking oh so long ago. Pick up the TM02 Dragon Claw to the left here and check the upper rock for a Nugget. Nothing else of worth is here, so reverse and go back outside. Now we need to head for Spear Pillar. Rock Climb up the left once you get out and follow the path around to 5F. Climb the stairs to 6F and go around once more to 7F. Then head up into Spear Pillar at last. Spear Pillar ------------- Items: N/A All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| | Dialga | Dragon/Steel | N/A | --% | 70 | Event | | Palkia | Dragon/Water | N/A | --% | 70 | Event | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o When you reach the top, if you have met the three requirements and advance up to where the triangular point is at the top, you should see a blue portal. Save and interact with it. Choose Yes to check it and Dialga will attack! o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Dialga Lv.70 Genderless Dragon/Steel | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Dialga is the first legendary of two we'll face atop Spear Pillar, complete with the Spear Pillar remix that constitutes its music. Dialga is incredibly strong being of Level 70, having a moveset consisting of Slash, Earth Power, Heal Block and the incredibly powerful Roar of Time. A hit from Roar of Time will deal a LOT of damage, for it is a Dragon Hyper Beam - unless your Pokemon are a similar level or higher, don't expect to survive a blast of it. The other moves aren't too much trouble and I don't think Heal Block blocks healing items but I don't know for sure... Unfortunately Dialga has no specific ball effective against it, since there are no balls fit for Dragon or Steel types and it's not always night where Dialga is, either. Your best bet is loading up the Ultra Balls and using Quick Balls at the beginning possibly, or waiting until night falls and trying to catch Dialga then with Dusk Balls (though it's not like it changes into night during the battle or anything, as cool as that would be.) Do the usual chip HP, cause a status if possible, throw balls tactic. Or just throw a Master Ball if you have a Pal Park connection and the clone glitch on Emerald, or Pokesav or some sort of way to get your file to have more than one Master Ball. As a side note, it is weak to Ground and Fighting moves and resistant to many different types. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Once you catch Dialga, the portal will remain but Dialga itself will not be in it, instead having moved to your PC. Go back down and enter back into 7F, then go back atop Spear Pillar and move up. There should now be a purple portal, containing Palkia. Save, interact, say Yes and Palkia will attack. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Palkia Lv.70 Genderless Dragon/Water | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o There is little that applies to Palkia that doesn't apply to Dialga, so there is little I can say that isn't redundant. What I will say is that Palkia has the same moves as Dialga with the exception of Spacial Rend, which is basically a Dragon version of the Cross Chop move, except with 95% accuarcy instead of the usual 80% it has. Palkia is also Water type rather than Steel and because of this, Net Balls will also have quadruple effectiveness on Palkia, all of the time, so if you're trying to catch it in the daytime then Net Balls are easily your best bet. Use the same tactics as Dialga with chipping its HP down etc. Be warned Palkia is only weak to Dragon-type moves, but doesn't have anywhere near as many resistances as Dialga does. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o You've now got Dialga and Palkia! That's all for this section. =============================================================================== [031] IN-DEPTH POKETCH [WE031] =============================================================================== Across Pokemon Platinum you can collect a total of twenty-five Apps for your Poketch in the game. Some are a little well hidden. The list below has the locations of all twenty-five in the game. There is only one place to get each one. The apps and locations are as follows... (PS: From the start means when you first get the Poketch in Jubilife.) (The Poketch Building is the one with the flags in Jubilife, north-west.) #1: Digital Clock - From the start. #2: Calculator - From the start. #3: Memo Pad - President of Poketch Company after having one badge. #4: Pedometer - From the start. (counts steps, not paedophiles.) #5: Pokemon List - From the start. #6: Friendship Checker - A woman in Eterna City's Pokemon Center. #7: Dowsing Rod - Automatically from Dawn or Lucas on Route 207. #8: Berry Searcher - Girl in the berry master house, far east of Route 208. #9: Day-Care Checker - Man in Solaceon Daycare Center after leaving a Pokemon. #10: Pokemon History - Ruin Maniac near the entrance of Solaceon Town. #11: Counter - Veilstone Dept Store Clerk, 2F. #12: Analogue Clock - Celestic Town citizen. #13: Marking Map - President of Poketch Company after having three badges. #14: Link Searcher - President of Poketch Company after having five badges. #15: Coin Flip - Person in the Valour Lake Resort; Rock Climb & Surf needed. #16: Move Tester - President of Poketch Company after having seven badges. #17: Calendar - Show Sunyshore City scientist a Pokemon that is "Serious." #18: Dot Artist - Show Sunyshore City scientist a Pokemon that is "Naive." #19: Roulette - Show Sunyshore City scientist a Pokemon that is "Quirky." #20: Trainer Counter - Go to Pal Park after obtaining the PokeRadar. #21: Kitchen Timer - Show the girl in Pal Park a Snorlax. #22: Colour Changer - After the above, show her a Kecleon. #23: Matchup Checker - Catch five Pokemon (any five) in the Great Marsh. #24: Stopwatch - Nintendo Events only. #25: Alarm Clock - Nintendo Events only. =============================================================================== [032] THE GLOBAL TRADE STATION [WE032] =============================================================================== The Global Trade Station contains many new features, which I unfortunately cannot actually read yet. This section will be filled in later on. =============================================================================== [033] YOUR OWN RESORT HOUSE [WE033] =============================================================================== When you go the south-east corner in the Resort Area, a guy will take you to a house and it will be made your own. For certain prices, you can furnish it and have certain people visit. It's really for decoration since you reap no real rewards from it. Having a new house is kinda nice though. You can buy the following items for your house: Item Price Requirement ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Table $free Automatically from the start. Big Sofa $120,000 Can be bought from the start. Small Sofa $ 90,000 Can be bought from the start. Bed $187,000 Can be bought from the start. Night Table $140,000 Can be bought from the start. TV $220,000 Can be bought from the start. Audioset $160,000 Can be bought from the start. Shelves $150,000 Can be bought from the start. Bookcase $127,000 Can be bought from the start. House Plant $120,000 Can be bought from the start. PC Desk $168,000 Can be bought from the start. Music Box $ 25,300 Buy the bookcase first. Pokemon Statue 1 $150,000 Obtain any one Silver Print. Pokemon Statue 2 $150,000 Obtain all ten frontier prints. Piano $146,700 Defeat Elite Four ten times. Reception Set $208,000 Defeat fifty trainers in the Cafe. Wall Clock $ 52,000 Plant a total of fifty berries. Great Painting $140,000 Hatch a total of thirty eggs. Tea Set $108,000 Buy the Reception Set first. Chandelier $108,000 Walk at least 300,000 steps. Buying specific items causes some people to visit, such as buying the House Plant causes Gardenia to make an appearance. Once you buy the activating item they will appear once randomly and continue appearing randomly from there. The following items activate certain people: Table - Johanna/Mum/Mom Small Sofa - Lucas/Dawn Shelves - Professor Rowan House Plant - Gardenia Piano - Cynthia That's really all there is to the house. =============================================================================== [034] ROUTES 219, 220, 221 & PAL PARK [WE034] =============================================================================== These routes are south of Sandgem Town and you need Surf to access them. They can actually be done as soon as you get Surf but they aren't needed really. Route 219 ----------- Items: Zinc Trainers' Pokemon: Shellos L31, Marill L31, Shellos L33, Marill L33 All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 30% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon**| Water | N/A | 35% | 25 - 55 | Fishing GS | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** 5% with Good Rod. Water route. I hate water routes... I'm glad there aren't too many water routes in Sinnoh. It's really just 219, 220 and 230. 218 barely counts because it is really short and the majority is land anyway. Directly south is some land with tubers. I hate writing the walkthrough for 219 already. There's a hidden Zinc on the island. Go south to Route 220. Already. Route 220 ----------- Items: Max Repel, Splash Part, Carbos Trainers' Pokemon: Goldeen L30, Goldeen L30, Goldeen L31, Seaking L33, Finneon L35, Remoraid L32, Tentacool L30, Octillery L34, Pelipper L33, Gastrodon L33, Tentacruel L35, Floatzel L35, Buizel L32, Seaking L32, Medicham L32 (yes, on the sea ?_?) All Times o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 30% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 60% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon**| Water | N/A | 35% | 25 - 55 | Fishing GS | |Chinchou | Water/Electric | Level 28 | 5% | 20 - 50 | Fishing S | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** 5% with Good Rod. Straight south are some female swimmers. Jump onto the island to get a Max Repel, as well as the Splash Plate on the southern part. From the Splash Plate area go right to come in contact with a swimmer, then keep going right to some shallow water. Pick up the Carbos, then fight the swimmer to the north-west. Go east and fight more swimmers, then head east to Route 221. There's another swimmer up the top too - if you go to Route 221 then Surf around the rocks and head west you can fight her. Route 221 ----------- Items: Protein, Ultra Ball, Hyper Potion, Leppa Berry, Pecha Berry, Mago Berry, Hondew Berry, TM81 X-Scissor, Carbos, Pure Incense, poss: Focus Sash, Blackbelt and Expert Belt, Big Mushroom Trainers' Pokemon: Remoraid L33, Floatzel L33, Finneon L30, Finneon L32, Finneon L34, Cherrim L34, Azumarill L34, Lopunny L35, Staraptor L35, Girafarig L36, Togetic L35 Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sudowoodo | Rock | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Girafarig | Normal/Psychic | N/A | 25% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 25% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Farfetch'd| Normal/Flying | N/A | 40% | 28 - 29 | Swarm | |Nidorina | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Nidorino | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 30 - 31 | PokeRadar | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 30% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon**| Water | N/A | 35% | 25 - 55 | Fishing GS | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** 5% with Good Rod. Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Sudowoodo | Rock | N/A | 25% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Girafarig | Normal/Psychic | N/A | 25% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Floatzel | Water | N/A | 35% | 29 - 31 | Grass | |Roselia | Grass/Poison | Shiny Stone | 15% | 28 - 30 | Grass | |Farfetch'd| Normal/Flying | N/A | 40% | 28 - 29 | Swarm | |Nidorina | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 29 - 30 | PokeRadar | |Nidorino | Poison | Moon Stone | 6% | 30 - 31 | PokeRadar | |Wingull | Water/Flying | Level 25 | 30% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Tentacool | Water/Poison | Level 30 | 60% | 20 - 30 | Surfing | |Pelipper | Water/Flying | N/A | 1% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Tentacruel| Water/Poison | N/A | 9% | 20 - 40 | Surfing | |Magikarp* | Water | Level 20 | 65% | 3 - 25 | Fishing OG | |Finneon | Water | Level 31 | 30% | 10 - 25 | Fishing G | |Gyarados | Water | N/A | 65% | 30 - 55 | Fishing S | |Lumineon**| Water | N/A | 35% | 25 - 55 | Fishing GS | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o ** 5% with Good Rod. Swimmer directly to the right, and a Protein in plain view. Go onto the land and fight the fisher on the shore, then get the Ultra Ball to the right. Follow this bottom path across (there's a Hyper Potion hidden in the big patch in the middle) and battling a trainer on the way to some berries. Get TM81 X-Scissor in a clearing as well as a hidden Carbos in the next patch of grass then fight the Ace Trainer. Straight up is Pal Park but we have more exploring to do first. Head directly west fighting a Collector and go up into the northern grass reaches. Pick up the Pure Incense in the top left and enter the house at the top. The guy here will request to see a Pokemon of a specific level. The first time you satisfy him he will give you a Blackbelt, the second time an Expert Belt and the third time a Focus Sash. It'll keep going in a loop but the guy can ask for any level from 1 to 100. There's also a hidden Big Mushroom in the top row of trees at the east of the house. Now, if you've obtained the National Dex, go into Pal Park. If you haven't then this is as far as you can go for the time being. Pal Park ----------- Items: Trainer Counter App, poss: Kitchen Timer App, Colour Changer App Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Inside Oak will talk to you and leave shortly after. We'll go see him in a bit. The brunette on the left will give you a Kitchen Timer App if you show her a Snorlax and a Colour Changer App after that if you show her Kecleon. If you want to participate in Pal Park, put a cartridge in your DS that is the same language as the Platinum game you're transferring to and choose to import Pokemon from the main menu (use Soft Reset (L+R+Start+Select) to get there if you need/want to get out of the main game and keep your DS on) and they shall appear in Pal Park in a location depending on their type. Most are obvious but note that there are some oddities like a few legendaries appearing in the mountains and the Lati twins in the grass and such. Fly to Eterna City afterwards to pay Oak a quick visit. Eterna City ------------ Items: Up-Grade Go into the house in the very south-west of Eterna near the Route 206 gatehouse to find Oak. Talk to him to get an Up-Grade. Talking to Oak also does something else... it releases the three birds into Sinnoh! If you want to soft reset for a nature/IVs for one of the birds, save before you talk to Oak for the stats of the birds are decided as soon as you talk to him. That's it. =============================================================================== [035] CHANGING DEOXYS' FORM [WE035] =============================================================================== Should you import a Deoxys from an ADV game to Pokemon Plaitnum, you will be able to change its form at will. Simply go to Veilstone and press A on the respective meteors to the right for it to automatically change into the desired form. The very top rock changes Deoxys into the speed form, the middle one is the normal form of Deoxys and the left meteor in the bottom part changes Deoxys into the Attack form and the Defense form for the one on the right. ...That's all. =============================================================================== [036] RETURN TO THE DISTORTION WORLD [WE036] =============================================================================== ??? ----- Fly to Veilstone City, then head south into Route 214. Route 214/Spring Path ----------------------- Go down on the right wall to about the middle and you should be able to find a path into Sendoff Spring called Spring Path. Follow it through. Sendoff Spring --------------- Go around and head back to the cave entrance Cynthia was blocking so far. Now that we have beaten the Elite Four, Cynthia has gone, so enter Turnback Cave. ============================ Turnback Cave ============================ Turnback Cave is a maze cave pretty much, with a rather odd puzzle. Turnback Cave contains about twenty-five different possible rooms and the paths to each different room are _randomized!_ The random number generator will decide the paths that each different direction leads to (since you have a choice of four paths in each room). The main rule to remember is DO NOT go back through the same door that you just went through, or you will be returned to the start. Only go into a door and back into the same door if you want to return to the beginning of Turnback Cave. inviso87 in particular noticed a lot of factors about the cave which are pretty important. Thank you for this info! "Hello there, I was reading your walkthrough to get some tips about where to go in Turnback Cave after Cynthia moves out of the way and noticed you yourself weren't too sure either and said to just head north and things should be fine. Well, I tried it and it didn't work out too well. There are a lot of things I did notice though: 1) The paths are RNG'd. Yep, they are random. Going north and then north again may work once but, unless you're lucky, won't work again. Everytime you leave the cave the path is reset and a new randomly generated path is created when you enter the cave. 2) Going back through a door you entered will lead you back to the first room, no matter what room you are in. This is very good if you're in the last room and wish to go back out of the cave. Just recall which door you came in and voila, you're home free. 3) Example: If going north does not work initially, try west, if that fails, try south, if that fails, try east. Make sure not to go east and then west though (as that would mean you go back through a door you entered) and don't go east and then east, this does nothing for you except ride you around in circles. In order to minimize your amount of steps, don't go in same/opposite directions of a door you went through, only adjacent. If you go through a south door and it doesn't lead to the pillar, go through the east or west doors, not the north or south doors. You could also always go back the way you came (to start over) and pray that you go through each door once but that requires a good amount of luck! To get the Reaper Cloth, you cannot be wrong even once (which is where the luck factor comes in). Odds of being right: To Pillar 1 -- 25% chance * To Pillar 2 -- 33% chance ** To Pillar 3 -- 33% chance *** To Distortion World room -- ?? * (4 doors in initial room) ** (only 3 choices since the 4th choice is the door you came through) *** (I am going to assume 33% chance though....I got it right on my first try so I don't want to say for sure) So yea, adjacent doors are the ones you go through if you are wrong...that's the key point of this 3rd and last point." To simplify, rather than going straight in one direction you should alternate between the doors - for example, at first enter the north door then go through the west or east door, then the north or south door, etc and try to avoid opposites. If you want the Reaper Cloth you will have to get the first door right, so if you get the incorrect door just exit Turnback Cave then try again. Overall you have a 0.25 x 0.33 x 0.33 = 0.027225 or a 2.7% chance of getting the Reaper Cloth to 2 dp, so you may only get one every one in fifty tries if you want one! ----------------------------- Between Entrance & Pillar 1 ----------------------------- Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Poison/Ghost | Level 25 | 40% | 15 - 17 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 25% | 17 - 18 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Steel/Psychic | Level 33 | 20% | 15 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 16 - 18 | Cave Floor | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 5% | 18 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 18 | Cave Flr Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 18 | Cave Flr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Poison/Ghost | Level 25 | 30% | 15 - 17 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 25% | 17 - 18 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Steel/Psychic | Level 33 | 20% | 15 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 16 - 18 | Cave Floor | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 15% | 16 - 18 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 18 | Cave Flr Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 18 | Cave Flr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The objective here is to find the pillars within Turnback Cave. Once you find the first pillar and cross into the main area again - assuming you don't get lucky and end up at another pillar - and that will give you the wild list shown below between the first and second pillar. Between Pillars 1 & 2 ------------------------ Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Haunter | Poison/Ghost | Trade | 40% | 25 - 27 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 25% | 27 - 28 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Steel/Psychic | N/A | 20% | 25 | Cave Floor | |Chimecho | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 26 - 28 | Cave Floor | |Dusclops | Ghost |Trade/SprtCloth| 5% | 28 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 28 | Cave Flr Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 28 | Cave Flr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Poison/Ghost | Level 25 | 30% | 25 - 27 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 25% | 27 - 28 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Steel/Psychic | Level 33 | 20% | 25 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 26 - 28 | Cave Floor | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 15% | 26 - 28 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 28 | Cave Flr Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 28 | Cave Flr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o The Pokemon are now stronger and evolved. Keep trying to find the pillars. By the way the information on the pillar you come up to it has two numbers. The top number is how many pillars you've found so far, while the bottom is the number of rooms you have gone through to get to the pillar. Between Pillars 2 & 3 ------------------------ Items: N/A Trainers' Pokemon: N/A Morning/Day o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Haunter | Poison/Ghost | Trade | 40% | 35 - 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 25% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Bronzong | Steel/Psychic | N/A | 20% | 35 | Cave Floor | |Chimecho | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Dusclops | Ghost |Tradew/SprtClth| 5% | 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 38 | Cave Flr Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 38 | Cave Flr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Night o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | POKEMON | TYPE | EVO. METHOD | RAR | LVLs FOUND | FIND METHOD | |-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Gastly | Poison/Ghost | Level 25 | 30% | 35 - 37 | Cave Floor | |Golbat | Poison/Flying | Happiness | 25% | 37 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Bronzor | Steel/Psychic | Level 33 | 20% | 35 | Cave Floor | |Chingling | Psychic |Happiness+Night| 10% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Duskull | Ghost | Level 37 | 15% | 36 - 38 | Cave Floor | |Solrock | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 38 | Cave Flr Ru | |Lunatone | Rock/Psychic | N/A | 8% | 38 | Cave Flr Sa | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Last Room ------------ Items: Spirit Cloth, Rare Bone or Stardust (only one, depending on data) Trainers' Pokemon: N/A When you enter, there will be a platform, a portal and an item. The item will depend on how many rooms it took you to get to this room. If it was three then you get a Spirit Cloth. If it was four to fifteen then you get a Rare Bone and if it was sixteen to thirty then you get a Stardust. If you took longer than 30 rooms to get here, then you probably got kicked out of the cave. Note that this also includes the room with the third pillar as a room to the total. Enter the portal afterwards to be taken to a new area of the Distortion World. NOTE: If previously you defeated Giratina in order to get out of the Distortion World rather than catch it, Giratina will actually be in here! It has exactly the same level and moves as it did before, but it is in its Altered Forme - the form it shows up in in DP - rather than the Origin Forme. I'm afraid I do not know if the stats are reset from the last encounter, though. (Thank you to Trueblade_Kai for noticing this!) Distortion World ----------------- Items: Griseous Orb There isn't a whole lot to explore here and the distortion world we did before has been completely cut off now. Start by going left and up through some things that vanish then onto a side platform and off the other side. Continue to the west, jump off the platform onto the floating platforms then head south and take the path. Just keep following it from here and you will reach an item to pick up. This is the Griseous Orb, which when attached to Giratina will cause it to be in Origin Forme, even outside the Distortion World. That's all there is, so make your way back to Turnback Cave, then enter any room around this room to get to the entrance room, and exit the cave. =============================================================================== [037] THE UNDERGROUND [WE037] =============================================================================== To be expanded upon. =============================================================================== [038] DISCOVER THE SECRET OF ROTOM [WE038] =============================================================================== Eterna City ------------ Once you obtain the Secret Key somehow (if you use an AR code you need to use the code that activates the actual event rather than just giving yourself the item!) fly to Eterna City. Go to the Galactic Hideout in the north and on the bottom floor, go to the very top left of the room and press A. If you have activated the event successfully, the wall will move back and an entrance will appear! Go through. In here is a room with five appliances and a book on the table. Reading said book will give you some background inforamtion on Charon, as well as making Rowan appear randomly and talk to you. As for the appliances, if you have a Rotom in your party, you can engage one of the appliances by pressing A and Rotom will possess it, changing its stats and giving it a new move. The five applicanes and their moves are as follows: o-----------------------------------------------o | APPLIANCE | TECHNIQUE | OFFICIAL NAME | o-----------------------------------------------o | Fridge | Blizzard | Frost Rotom | | Washing Machine | Hydro Pump | Wash Rotom | | Lawnmower | Leaf Storm | Mow Rotom | | Oven | Overheat | Heat Rotom | | Fan | Air Slash | Fan Rotom | o-----------------------------------------------o The Rotom will automatically try to learn the move when you change its form. You can't keep the move in between forms; say your Rotom knows Blizzard as a fridge and you change it to an oven, it will automatically learn Overheat over it. Likewise, getting your Rotom out of an appliance by pressing A on the empty slot will cause it to revert to Normal form and also lose the gained move by itself, without confirmation or anything. Unfortunately you can't use any of the alternate Rotom forms on Wi-Fi - it'll just switch back to the regular form. Real pity if you ask me. There is nothing else to this room. =============================================================================== [039] DEITIES OF ROCK, ICE AND STEEL [WE039] =============================================================================== Those of you lucky enough to obtain an Event Regigigas can catch the three Regi Pokemon in Platinum, complete with the Regi music with the Regigigas in the Snowpoint Temple doesn't have ;_; I'm unsure what on the Regigigas causes the event to proceed exactly, but the Regigigas has these details: OT: Translates to Eigakan, meaning 'Movie Theater'. ID: 07198 Caught on September 9, 2008 Pokemon Movie 08 A Fateful Encounter at Level 100 Iron Head | Rock Slide | Icy Wind | Crush Grip Custap Berry Keep this Regigigas in your party and fly to the Resort Area. By the way, I think that Regigigas obtained in the Toys R' Us events in March 2009 will be able to activate this event in the American version of Pokemon Platinum. Rock Peak Ruins ---------------- From the Resort Area, go north into Route 228 and go down the mud slide into the lower part near the top of the route by the really long thin wood bridge. On the wall by here is an entrance. Going in here with the event Regigigas will cause the room to be a different room with seven orange glowing dots instead of the Hard Stone room we came into earlier on. Walk across all of the dots for an earthquake to happen. Save and talk to the statue at the top of the room for Regirock to appear! o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Regirock Lv.30 Genderless Rock | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Quite a low level, I must say. There is little to say here; just use the usual tactics and try Dusk Balls. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Next, fly to Celestic Town. Ice Peak Ruins --------------- Enter Mt. Coronet and make your way like you're going to the snow routes but go into the cave entrance on the final stretch of rock. Same setup as Regirock, but a different formation of seven dots and this time they're light blue. Walk across all of them again, get an earthquake, check the statue for a lovely Regice. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Regice Lv.30 Genderless Ice | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Quite a low level, I must say. There is little to say here; just use the usual tactics and try Dusk Balls. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Now fly to Canalave City. Steel Peak Ruins ----------------- Go to the sailor at the port and sail to Iron Island. Now work your way through it back to 3F (it is actually quite short) and enter the cave entrance here. No more Metal Coat, now it is seven grey dots. Walk across them all as usual, talk to the statue, you get the picture. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Registeel Lv.30 Genderless Steel | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Quite a low level, I must say. There is little to say here; just use the usual tactics and try Dusk Balls. I JUST LOVE COPY AND PASTE! Registeel got a new Platinum sprite too. No more salute :( o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o That's all. =============================================================================== [040] A NIGHTMARE TO NEWMOON ISLAND [WE040] =============================================================================== If you're lucky enough to get the Member Card from a Wi-Fi event or from a code of some sort by activating the event and not hacking the item in, fly to Canalave City. Just note that you must have cured the boy in Canalave with the Lunar Wing for this event to work, so it means that you must have at least released Cresselia into the wild. Otherwise you will be unable to get into the inn to get Darkrai. Canalave City ---------------- Go to the house at the very top of the right side above the Pokemon Center and with the Member's Card you will enter. Some dialogue occurs and then you will end up sleeping... (P.S.: Buy any balls you need before you do this.) Newmoon Island --------------- You've ended up on some mysterious island in the middle of nowhere. Follow the path around and enter the deeper part of the island. Inside is a clearing with a large puddle and a floating figure in the center. This is Darkrai - go up and save then talk to it to begin a battle. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Darkrai Lv.50 Genderless Dark | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Darkrai has had a level boost since Diamond and Pearl, now reaching Level 50 instead of the 40 it was before. Darkrai is a Dark Pokemon with incredibly high Special Attack and Speed but it is a little frail. It has a moveset of Double Team, Nightmare, Faint Attack and Hypnosis. Be warned that Darkrai has the Bad Dreams ability, which causes your Pokemon to lose 1/16 of its HP a turn when it is asleep which Darkrai's Hypnosis. This coupled with the incredibly damaging Nightmare when asleep can drain your Pokemon's HP very fast, even if you're a dozen or more levels above it. Double Team can also increase evade and such. Catching Darkrai at night with Dusk Balls is probably the best bet. Do I ever recommend anything BUT Dusk Balls? o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Enjoy your Darkrai. =============================================================================== [041] JOURNEY THROUGH THE FLOWERS [WE041] =============================================================================== Those who can get an 'Oak's Letter' can do this event. If you get one of these by activating the event, take yourself to the Pokemon League and then make your way through Victory Road to Route 224. Route 224 ----------- Head for the very top of the route where the white rock is. Some dialogue will occur with Shaymin appearing and such. Afterwards a large path in the sea will appear - the Seabreak Path. Head north across it. Seabreak Path -------------- This is a long area, the longest in any Pokemon game ever actually. However it contains no Wild Pokemon, so all you will find here is a bunch of flowers to bike through. Keep going and eventually you'll reach the next area. Flower Paradise ---------------- A small area with a few hills and such. It's covered with flowers and in the very center is Shaymin. Go up to it, save and fight it. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Shaymin Lv.30 Genderless Grass | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o No real change from Platinum here apart from a new sprite. It's easier to catch than the majority of legendaries with a catch rate of 45 - which is actually lower than Pokemon such as Mantyke and Chatot - so it shouldn't be too hard to get it. Dusk Balls at night are the best as usual but Ultra Balls can work well here as well. Weaken, status etc as much as possible and bring up the assault. There's little it can do to you so don't worry about that. o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o More to Shaymin in the Gracidea Flower section, but that's all for this part. =============================================================================== [042] HALLS OF ORIGIN [WE042] =============================================================================== Getting the Azure Flute means you can go after Arceus, the last Pokemon in the PokeDex thus far. As always you must obtain it with the help of an event or a code that activates said event. When you get it, go to Oreburgh, enter the mountain and head for the very top - Spear Pillar. Spear Pillar ------------- Stand on the flute and it will ask if you want to play. Say yes and some stairs will appear! Go up them but SAVE BEFORE YOU STEP OFF THE STAIRS. Once you've saved, go forward and the game will automatically drag you to Arceus. Arceus makes a stupid noise, then the battle starts. Hall of Origin --------------- This is the area where you actually battle Arceus. o----------------o | EVENT BATTLE! | o----------------o---------------------------------o | Pokemon Level PossGender Typing | o----------------o---------------------------------o | :: Arceus Lv.80 Genderless Normal | o--------------------------------------------------o STRATEGY o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Like Deoxys, Arceus also gets its own music but unfortunately it is really not very good. It never gets upbeat and it's just deovted to being scary and such. Maybe next time. Arceus is unique in that it has an ability called Multitype and when you attach the numerous plate items you found throughout the game to it, it will actually change type according to the plate, changing the sprite to different colours. Arceus' signature move called Judgment that it learns at Level 100 also changes type to match the plate. Arceus also has 120 base in every single stat across the board. It's quite the Pokemon, at least variety wise. Arceus is at a humongous Level 80, meaning it is quite strong. It's armed with Refresh, Future Sight, Recover and Hyper Beam. Refresh and Recover are both adept at removing anything you might try to use to capture Arceus like status and damage and Hyper Beam will deal a LOT of damage off Arceus' high SAtk and the high 225 power of Hyper Beam due to STAB. Using a Master Ball here may not be a half bad idea. You can try the standard strategy but it won't work too well here, honestly. Just Master Ball if you're able to. If you even got to Arceus then you probably have Master Balls to use, anyway. Seriously, you should use it unless you have none left! o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o Congratulations on catching the deity of Pokemon. =============================================================================== [043] THE GRACIDEA FLOWER [WE043] =============================================================================== If you have a Shaymin from the movie, then you can get this Key Item. The movie Shaymin has information as follows: OT: Translates to Eigakan, meaning 'Movie Theater'. ID: 07198 Caught on September 9, 2008 Pokemon Movie 08 A Fateful Encounter at Level 50 Seed Flare | Aromatherapy | Substitute | Energy Ball Micle Berry In addition to this Shaymin, you can get the Gracidea Flower if you got one of the Shaymin from Toys R' Us in America or if you captured the Shaymin located in the Flower Paradise ON A POKEMON PLATINUM GAME! If you try to use a Shaymin from D/P, it won't work. Floaroma Town --------------- Items: Gracidea Flower Talk to the blonde woman a little north frmo the town entrance with the Shaymin in your party and you will get the Gracidea Flower. Using this Key Item on a Shaymin in the daytime will cause it to transform into its 'Sky Forme', giving it a Flying-type, different level up moves and improved stats across the board. Unfortunately it automatically changes back into normal Shaymin at night and you can't use this on Wi-Fi, either. That's really all to say. =============================================================================== [7] ITEM AND TM/HM LISTS [S007] =============================================================================== This section contains the effects and locations of all of the Items (including berries, evolution items etcetera) and all Technical and Hidden Machines. =============================================================================== [001] REGULAR ITEMS (+mail) [IL001] =============================================================================== Adamant Orb - Mt. Coronet 4F Air Mail - Canalave, Jubilife, Solaceon, Eterna and Celestic Town stores. Amulet Coin - Amity Square in Hearthome Big Root - Route 214 Black Belt - Route 221, given by guy in north house. Black Sludge - Held by Wild Croagunk & Toxicroak randomly. Blackglasses - Celestic Town Bloom Mail - Floaroma Town store. Blue Scarf - Pastoria City Bright Powder - Battle Frontier for 48 BP Bubble Mail - Veilstone Dept. Store. Charcoal - Route 227 Choice Band - Battle Frontier for 48 BP Choice Scarf - Battle Frontier for 48 BP Choice Specs - Celestic Town Cleanse Tag - Lost Tower 5F, clear room with Defog then talk to lady Damp Rock - Underground Dawn Stone - Mt. Coronet, Route 212 South, Route 225, Pickup Deepseascale - Trade or Pokemon Battle Revolution Deepseatooth - Trade or Pokemon Battle Revolution Destiny Knot - Route 224 Draco Plate - Eterna City, Underground. Dragon Fang - Held by Wild Bagon randomly. Dragon Scale - Held by Wild Horsea, Seadra, Dratini and Dragonair randomly. Dread Plate - Old Chateau / Underground Dubious Disc - Galactic Warehouse, Route 225 Dusk Stone - Galactic Warehouse, Victory Road, Pickup, Wayward Cave Secret Area Earth Plate - Orebrugh Gate / Underground Electrizer - Vally Windworks, held by Wild Electabuzz randomly. Escape Rope - Various stores. Everstone - Snowpoint City Trade or held randomly by Geodude and Graveler. Exp. Share - Aide in Route 206 northern gatehouse. Expert Belt - Route 221, given by guy in north house. Fire Stone - Solaceon Ruins, Fuego Ironworks, Pal Park Transfer Fist Plate - Route 215, Underground. Flame Mail - Veilstone Dept. Store. Flame Orb - Battle Frontier for 16 BP Flame Plate - Stark Mountain Focus Band - Battle Frontier for 48 BP Focus Sash - Route 221, given by guy in north house / Battle Frontier for 48 BP Full Incense - Veilstone City Grass Mail - Veilstone Dept. Store. Green Scarf - Pastoria City Grip Claw - Wayward Cave Griseous Orb - Distortion World (after NDex) Heart Mail - Hearthome City Store. Heat Rock - Underground Icicle Plate - Route 217 Icy Rock - Underground Insect Plate - Eterna Forest, near Old Chateau / Underground Iron Ball - Iron Island Iron Plate - Iron Island 2F Left, Underground King's Rock - Held by Wild Poliwhirl randomly, hidden in Celestic Town Lagging Tail - Route 226 Lax Incense - Route 225 Leaf Stone - Floaroma Meadow, Route 225, Pal Park Transfer Leftovers - Victory Road Life Orb - Route 227-Stark Mountain Outside / Battle Frontier for 48 BP Light Ball - Held by Wild Pikachu randomly. Light Clay - Mt. Coronet B1F Luck Incense - Ravaged Path Lucky Egg - Held by Wild Chansey randomly. Lucky Punch - Held by Wild Happiny randomly. Lustrous Orb - Mt. Coronet 4F Macho Brace - Pastoria City Magmarizer - Route 214, held by Wild Magmar randomly. Magnet - Iron Island Max Repel - Various stores. Meadow Plate - Route 210 North / Underground Mental Herb - Route 216 Metal Coat - Iron Island / held by Beldum/Magnets/Bronzor/ngs/Steelix randomly. Metal Powder - Held by Wild Ditto randomly. Metronome - Held by Wild Kricketot/tune/Chatot randomly + 1000C at Game Corner. Mind Plate - Solaceon Ruins / Underground Miracle Seed - Floaroma Meadow Moon Stone - Mt. Coronet Peak, held by Wild Cleffa/Clefairy/Lunatone randomly. Muscle Band - Battle Frontier for 48 BP. Mystic Water - Pastoria City. Nevermeltice - Snowpoint Temple Odd Incense - Solaceon Ruins Odd Keystone - Route 208, Twinleaf Town Oval Stone - Lost Tower, held by Wild Chansey and Happiny randomly. Pink Scarf - Pastoria City Poison Barb - Route 206/Held by Wild Tenta/Roselia/Skorupi lines & Qwilfish. Power Anklet - Battle Frontier for 16 BP. Power Band - Battle Frontier for 16 BP. Power Belt - Battle Frontier for 16 BP. Power Bracer - Battle Frontier for 16 BP. Power Herb - Battle Frontier for 32 BP. Power Lens - Battle Frontier for 16 BP. Power Weight - Battle Frontier for 16 BP. Protector - Iron Island 1F Left, Route 228 Pure Incense - Route 221 Quick Claw - Jubilife City Quick Powder - Held by Wild Ditto randomly. Razor Claw - Victory Road, Route 224, Battle Frontier for 48 BP. Razor Fang - Route 214, Route 225, Battle Frontier for 48 BP. Reaper Cloth - Acuity Lakefront, Route 229, Turnback Cave (final in 3 rooms) Red Scarf - Pastoria City. Repel - Various stores. Rock Incense - Fuego Ironworks Rose Incense - Route 212 Scope Lens - Battle Frontier for 48 BP. Sea Incense - Route 204 Sharp Beak - Held by wild Fearow and Doduo randomly. Shed Shell - Route 228 Shiny Stone - Iron Island 3F, Route 210, Route 228 Shoal Salt - Held by a Pokemon transferred into Pal Park (from Shoal Cave) Shoal Shell - as above. Shoal Shell - Veilstone City. Silk Scarf - Veilstone Game Corner for 1000 coins. SilverPowder - Eterna Forest Sky Plate - Pokemon League North Smoke Ball - Route 210 North Smooth Rock - Underground Snow Mail - Snowpoint City Store. Soft Sand - Mt. Coronet, held by Wild Diglett/Dugtrio randomly. Soothe Bell - Cheryl in Eterna Forest & Pokemon Mansion. Soul Dew - Transfer from ADV. Space Mail - Veilstone Dept. Store. Spell Tag - Route 217 Splash Plate - Route 219 Spooky Plate - Amity Square Steel Mail - Sunyshore City Store. Stick - Held randomly by Wild Farfetch'd. Sticky Barb - Veilstone Store 5F, held randomly by Wild Cacnea/Cacturne. Stone Plate - Mt. Coronet / Underground Sun Stone - Lake Resort, Mt. Coronet 4F, held by Wild Solrock randomly. Super Repel - Various stores. Thick Club - Held randomly by Wild Cubone. Thunderstone - Solaceon Ruins, Sunyshore City, Route 229, Pal Park transfer. Toxic Orb - Battle Frontier for 16 BP. Toxic Plate - Great Marsh Area 1, Underground Tunnel Mail - Oreburgh City Store. Twistedspoon - Held randomly by Wild Abra and Kadabra. Up-Grade - Eterna Galactic Hideout, Route 224, Professor Oak after Pal Park. Water Stone - Solaceon Ruins, Route 213, Pal Park transfer. Wave Incense - Route 210 White Herb - Battle Fronteir for 32 BP, Pickup. Wide Lens - 1000C from Game Corner, held randomly by Wild Yanma. Wise Glasses - Celestic Town Yellow Scarf - Pastoria City Zap Plate - Sunyshore City / Underground Zoom Lens - 1000C from Game Corner. =============================================================================== [002] MEDICINAL ITEMS [IL002] =============================================================================== Antidote - Various stores. Awakening - Various stores. Burn Heal - Various stores. Calcium - Various places, Veilstone Dept. Store 2F, 1 BP in Battle Frontier. Carbos - Various places, Veilstone Dept. Store 2F, 1 BP in Battle Frontier. Elixir - Many places, search Walkthrough with Ctrl+F. Energy Root - Mt. Coronet Outside, Eterna Herb Shop. Energypowder - Eterna Herb Shop. Ether - Many places, search walkthrough with Ctrl+F. Fresh Water - Route 225, Veilstone Dept. Store Vendor 5F Full Heal - Various stores. Full Restore - Various stores. Heal Powder - Mt. Coronet Top Cavern, Eterna Herb Shop. HP Up - Various places, Veilstone Dept. Store 2F, 1 BP in Battle Frontier. Hyper Potion - Various stores. Ice Heal - Various stores. Iron - Various places, Veilstone Dept. Store 2F, 1 BP in Battle Frontier. Lava Cookie - Lake Resort, Veilstone Dept. Store B1F. Lemonade - Veilstone Dept. Store Vendor 5F Max Elixir - Many places, search Walkthrough with Ctrl+F. Max Ether - Many places, search Walkthrough with Ctrl+F. Max Potion - Various stores. Max Revive - Several places, search Walkthrough with Ctrl+F. MooMooMilk - Route 210 Cafe, held by Wild Miltank randomly. Old Gateau - Old Chateau, top left room. Paralyze Heal - Variou stores. Potion - Various stores. PP Max - Route 226, Route 224 PP Up - Route 206/Stark Mountain/Survival Area/Solaceon Town/others. Protein - Various places, Veilstone Dept. Store 2F, 1 BP in Battle Frontier. Rare Candy - Various places, search Walkthrough with Ctrl + F. Revival Herb - Mt. Coronet Outside, Eterna Herb Shop. Revive - Various stores. Sacred Ash - Pal Park transfer; found with Itemfinder near Ho-oh in FR/LG) Soda Pop - Veilstone Dept. Store Vendor 5F Super Potion - Various stores. Zinc - Various places, Veilstone Dept. Store 2F, 1 BP in Battle Frontier. =============================================================================== [003] POKE BALLS [IL003] =============================================================================== Cherish Ball - Unobtainable, but holds event Pokemon. Dive Ball - Route 223, Solaceon Town. Dusk Ball - Some stores, notably Pastoria and Solaceon Town. Great Ball - Stores after badge #3. Heal Ball - Some stores, notably Jublife, Oreburgh and Floaroma. Luxury Ball - Some stores, notably Sunyshore. Master Ball - Galactic Headquarters, Six Numbers in Lottery, Pal Park Transfer. Nest Ball - Some stores, notably Eterna. Park Ball - Inside Pal Park only. Poke Ball - All stores. Premier Ball - Buy Pokeball >= x10. Quick Ball - Some stores, notably Pastoria and Canalave. Repeat Ball - Some stores, notably Canalave. Safari Ball - Inside the Great Marsh only. Timer Ball - Some stores, notably Canalave City. Ultra Ball - Stores after badge #6, many hidden around the region. =============================================================================== [004] TMs & HMs [IL004] =============================================================================== TM01 Focus Punch - Oreburgh Gate TM02 Dragon Claw - Mt. Coronet Top Cavern TM03 Water Pulse - Ravaged Path TM04 Calm Mind - Battle Frontier Shop TM05 Roar - Route 213 TM06 Toxic - Route 212, Battle Frontier Shop TM07 Hail - Route 217 TM08 Bulk Up - Battle Frontier Shop TM09 Bullet Seed - Route 204 TM10 Hidden Power - Game Corner TM11 Sunny Day - Route 212 North TM12 Taunt - Route 211 West TM13 Ice Beam - Route 216, Game Corner TM14 Blizzard - Lake Acuity, Veilstone Dept. Store TM15 Hyper Beam - Veilstone Dept. Store TM16 Light Screen - Veilstone Dept. Store TM17 Protect - Veilstone Dept. Store TM18 Rain Dance - Route 223 TM19 Giga Drain - Route 209? TM20 Safeguard - Veilstone Dept. Store TM21 Frustration - Galactic Warehouse TM22 Solarbeam - Veilstone Dept. Store TM23 Iron Tail - Iron Island 2F Right TM24 Thunderbolt - Valley Windworks, Game Corner TM25 Thunder - Lake Valour, Veilstone Dept. Store TM26 Earthquake - Wayward Cave Secret Entrance, Battle Frontier, Pickup TM27 Return - Sandgem Town, Lost Tower TM28 Dig - Route 214 - Ruin Maniac's Cave TM29 Psychic - Route 211 East TM30 Shadow Ball - Route 210 North, Battle Frontier TM31 Brick Break - Oreburgh Gate, Battle Frontier TM32 Double Team - Wayward Cave TM33 Reflect - Veilstone Dept. Store TM34 Shock Wave - Route 215 TM35 Flamethrower - Fuego Ironworks, Game Corner TM36 Sludge Bomb - Galactic Warehouse, Battle Frontier TM37 Sandstorm - Route 228 TM38 Fire Blast - Lake Verity, Veilstone Dept. Store TM39 Rock Tomb - Ravaged Path TM40 Aerial Ace - Route 213 TM41 Torment - Victory Road 1F TM42 Facade - Survival Area TM43 Secret Power - Amity Square TM44 Rest - Game Corner TM45 Attract - Amity Square TM46 Thief - Eterna City TM47 Steel Wing - Route 209 TM48 Skill Swap - Canalave City TM49 Snatch - Galactic Warehouse TM50 Overheat - Stark Mountain TM51 Roost - Route 210 South TM52 Focus Blast - Veilstone Dept. Store TM53 Energy Ball - Route 226, Battle Frontier TM54 False Swipe - Veilstone Dept. Store TM55 Brine - Pastoria Gym TM56 Fling - Route 222 TM57 Charge Beam - Sunyshore Gym TM58 Endure - Game Corner TM59 Dragon Pulse - Victory Road B1F TM60 Drain Punch - Veilstone Gym TM61 Will-O-Wisp - Battle Frontier TM62 Silver Wind - Route 212 South TM63 Embargo - Veilstone City TM64 Explosion - Game Corner (10 Bonus Rounds on the slots) TM65 Shadow Claw - Hearthome Gym TM66 Payback - Route 215 TM67 Recycle - Eterna City, 2F of building next to PokeMart TM68 Giga Impact - Game Corner TM69 Rock Polish - Mt. Coronet Route 211 Entrance TM70 Flash - Oreburgh Gate, Veilstone Dept. Store TM71 Stone Edge - Victory Road 2F TM72 Avalanche - Snowpoint Gym TM73 Thunder Wave - Battle Frontier TM74 Gyro Ball - Game Corner TM75 Swords Dance - Game Corner TM76 Stealth Rock - Oreburgh Gym TM77 Psych Up - Route 211 West TM78 Captivate - Route 204, cut the tree then proceed through TM79 Dark Pulse - Victory Road 1F -> 2F TM80 Rock Slide - Mt. Coronet 2F TM81 X-Scissor - Route 221, Battle Frontier TM82 Sleep Talk - Route 205 TM83 Natural Gift - Veilstone Dept. Store TM84 Poison Jab - Route 212 South TM85 Dream Eater - Lake Resort TM86 Grass Knot - Eterna Gym TM87 Swagger - Pokemon Mansion TM88 Pluck - Floaroma Town TM89 U-turn - Canalave City TM90 Substitute - Old Chateau TM91 Luster Cannon - Canalave Gym TM92 Trick Room - Lake Resort HM01 Cut - Eterna City HM02 Fly - Galactic Warehouse HM03 Surf - Celestic Town HM04 Strength - Iron Island HM05 Defog - Solaceon Ruins HM06 Rock Smash - Oreburgh Gate HM07 Waterfall - Sunyshore City HM08 Rock Climb - Route 217 Thank you to some readers for adding to this where items were missing! =============================================================================== [005] KEY ITEMS [IL005] =============================================================================== Azure Flute - Events Battle Recorder - Jubilife City Bicycle - Eterna City Coin Case - Veilstone City Coupons 1, 2, 3 - Jubilife City Explorer Kit - Eterna City Fashion Case - Hearthome City Galactic Key - Galactic Warehouse Gracidea Flower - Events (Floaroma City) Good Rod - Route 209 Journal - Twinleaf Town Lunar Wing - Fullmoon Island Member Card - Events Oak's Letter - Events Old Charm - Cynthia (Route 210 South) Old Rod - Jubilife City-Route 218 Gatehouse Pal Pad - Pokemon Center B1F Parcel - Twinleaf Town Poffin Case - Hearthome City Poke Radar - Sandgem Town Seal Case - Solaceon Town Secret Key - Events SecretPotion - Cynthia (Route 214) Sprayduck - Floaroma Town Suite Key - Lake Resort (hidden near the gatehouse) Super Rod - Fight Area Town Map - Jubilife City VS. Seeker - Route 207 Works Key - Floaroma Meadow =============================================================================== [8] BREEDING POKEMON [S008] =============================================================================== The eighth section analyzes the practice of breeding in the Pokemon games. This section will explain the system in general, egg moves, etcetera. =============================================================================== [001] THE BREEDING SYSTEM [BP001] =============================================================================== The Daycare Center in Solaceon Town holds a useful feature; if you put a male and female Pokemon together and they are compatible, there is a chance for an egg to be produced! The same also applies if you put any Pokemon together with a Ditto, except for some Pokemon that plain don't breed. The compatibility of two Pokemon depends on their Egg Groups. Every Pokemon has one or two egg groups and they will be able to breed with any opposite gender Pokemon in their group, along with Ditto. This creates for some interesting combinations such as WailordXSkitty since they're both in the Ground group, for example. There is also a 'No Egg' group and these Pokemon plain cannot breed. The No Egg group contains mostly legendaries, baby Pokemon as well as Nidorina/Nidoqueen oddly. Perhaps they lost their fertility or something. Anyway, Pokemon in the No Egg group cannot breed unless you use a code to force an egg like a "Press L to produce egg" code. Having Pokemon come from an egg gives you several bonuses. Note that anything that hatches from an egg will start at Level 1, contary to the previous Level 5 they hatched at. In Platinum you get one egg from Cynthia, one egg from Riley and any more eggs come from the Daycare Center by your own intervention. The exception is the Manaphy egg. The Manaphy egg can only be obtained from specific link events such as through Pokemon Ranger or Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. It has a differing egg design based off the appearance of its egg in the ninth movie and the animation of the hatching also differs from usual. Manaphy is notable for being the only legendary Pokemon to also breed but it must be paired with a Ditto to achieve this. Breeding Manaphy will give you Phione, a Pokemon that is unobtainable unless you breed Manaphy. Phione is basically a weaker Manaphy, with 80 stats across the board and lacking a few of Manaphy's moves such as Tail Glow and Heart Swap due to undeveloped antenna. Unfortunately it's quite useless compared to Manaphy. Egg group listings can be found in resources about the internet. You can also use the Matchup Checker app. If you put the two Pokemon you want to breed at the front two slots of your party then check the app, it will tell you if they are able to breed or not. If the Luvdisc kiss and at least one thing appears on the bar then they are able to breed. The time for an egg to be formed differs on the Pokemon being bred. You can wait for years for two incompatible Pokemon and they will never breed. Two compatible Pokemon with the same ID will breed but slow. Two compatible Pokemon with different IDs or two Pokemon that are the same species and ID will breed with a medium speed and two of the same species of Pokemon with differing IDs will breed the fastest. Ditto + Pokemon is usually the preferred way of doing breeding however for the easy compatibility reasons as well as some other reasons which will be explored. Note that a produced egg will always contain the lowest evolutionary stage of the female parent, or the parent that is not a Ditto if a Ditto is in said relationship. Genderless Pokemon such as Metagross, Starmie, Electrode etc that can actually breed can only breed with Ditto. There are two differing parts to this rule. If you breed Nidoran F or Illumise then there is a 50% chance of the egg to be the male form (NidoranM/Volbeat) rather than the female. Unfortunately this does not apply to a Miltank/Tauros pairing. Breeding Volbeat/NidoranM with Ditto will result in only the male version of both being formed, but I think breeding Ditto with the female counterpart can produce either gender. Also, breeding a Shiny Pokemon together with another Shiny or a non-Shiny will not produce a higher chance of a shiny. Back in GSC, Shinyness was dependant on the DVs and when a certain combination was reached the Pokemon would end up shiny. Breeding a Shiny Pokemon with a non-Shiny Pokemon would result in the baby having a 1/64 chance of being shiny rather than the usual 1/8192 chance. Breeding two Shiny Pokemon just plain wouldn't work because they had the exact same IV combination, resulting in the 'brimming with energy' comment. However in third and fourth generation games, shinyness is dependant on a completely different value which isn't affected by breeding, so the chance of a shiny offspring is not affected in any way. It's also notable that incest is possible between two Pokemon, for example you _can_ breed a mother and a son or a father and a daughter. Back in GSC this resulted in the 'brimming with energy' comment as well, but third and fourth generaiton games don't seem to care about it. Every 256 steps you take, there is a chance for two compatible Pokemon to produce an egg. =============================================================================== [002] PARENT INFLUENCES [BP002] =============================================================================== Like with real life genetics, features of the mother and father of the Pokemon (or the duplicate) will have effects on the baby Pokemon. Notably you can get different moves passed down, as well as some stats. The stat part is the main reason for Breeding but the moves definitely help. Specifically there are four different tiers to move. When a Pokemon Egg is made, the moves will be set as follows: - Any moves it learns at Level 1 by default. - Any moves it learns by level up if _both_ parents have that move. - Any TM/HM moves that the father knows and the child can also learn. - Any Egg Moves that the father of the Pokemon knows. The level 1 default moves are simply what they would already have at Level 1. The level up moves are things like how Ledyba learns Mach Punch at Level 17, Silver Wind at Level 25 and Marill learns Aqua Ring at Level 23 etcetera. Using Marill as an example; if both the mother Marill/Azumarill and the father know Aqua Ring (doesn't have to be a male Marill/Azumarill, it can be any father in the group ie Milotic as a father who gets Aqua Ring at Level 49) then the baby Marill will be born with Aqua Ring. However if you breed an Azurill instead with the exact same parents, it will not inherit Aqua Ring because it cannot learn it by level. (Which Pokemon comes out depends on an item, which I'll say more about later.) TM/HM moves are any moves taught by TM 1-92 and HM 1-8 that the baby Pokemon can learn. For example if Marill's father knows HM04 Strength and TM82 Sleep Talk, then the baby Marill will have both of those moves when it's born. If the baby is an Azurill then it will be born with Sleep Talk since it does learn that by TM but not Strength since it cannot learn it by HM. If you breed Ditto with a male parent, then the child will still inherit the TM/HM moves of the male parent. Finally, egg moves are a whole different thing altogether, giving Pokemon moves that they cannot learn without breeding. The next section is about them. The moves are listed in the opposite order of priority. For example if you have four level up moves that both parents know, then the Level 1 moves will be overwritten to make room for them and so on. You'll have to maniuplate it carefully to get the moveset you want. Stats are also passed down during breeding. Diamond, Pearl and Platinum follow the same process as Pokemon Emerald with stat pass downs. The process is as follows, in this order: 1: A random IV is passed from either parent to the baby. This can be any of the six stats a Pokemon has. 2: A second random IV is passed from either parent to the baby, but the HP IV cannot be passed down this time leaving only the other five stats to be passed down to the baby. If the IV passed down is the same stat as the first random IV that was passed down, then the first IV will be overwritten for the second. 3: A third random IV is passed down from either parent to the baby but this time you cannot have the HP or the Defense IV passed down from the parents. The IV can once again be the same as the second IV, first IV or even both IVs. In the case that it matches the stat of one of the other random IVs then it will overwrite that stat for the third passed down IV. It is possible for the first, second and third IVs to all be the same stat, in which case only one stat will be passed down from the parent. 4: The remaining stats, which can be anywhere from three to five stats are generated randomly by the game. It is possible for the stats to coincide with the parents' IVs but they aren't actually being passed down. If you don't know what IVs are, check the next section down. The last effect of the parent is nature. If the female or Ditto parent in the relationship is holding an Everstone (Ditto takes priority over the female if you have DittoXFemale) then there is a 50% chance for the nature of the parent holding the Everstone to be passed down to the child. This is helpful to get a specific nature for your child Pokemon in the case of competitive breeding. However, please note that the Everstone nature pass only works if you are breeding two Pokemon of the _SAME_ original language. It will fail if they are not the same! =============================================================================== [003] EGG MOVES [BP003] =============================================================================== Egg moves are moves that a Pokemon cannot normally obtain, however if you breed a female species with a different male in the same egg group that has one of the possible egg moves for a child, then the child will be born with that egg move. For example, Vulpix learns the move Energy Ball as an egg move, which is a move it cannot normally learn (even by TM53.) Breeding a female Ninetales with a parent such as a Male Shiftry who has learned Energy Ball by TM will result in the baby Vulpix having Energy Ball as part of its moveset. Another example is Bulbasaur, who learns the move Petal Dance as an egg move. Normally it cannot learn Petal Dance at all, but pairing a female Bulbasaur, Ivysaur or Venusaur with a male Oddish, Gloom or Vileplume that knows the move Petal Dance will result in the baby Bulbasaur having Petal Dance. Egg moves can be passed from a Ditto/father relationship, but only egg moves that the father knows will be passed to the child and the child is the same but pre-evolved species as the father. It's useful if you want to breed Energy Ball Vulpix with good natures and stuff with a DittoXEnergy Ball!Ninetales relation since it will constnatly produce Vulpix with Energy Ball as a starting move. There is one case where Egg Moves can be passed down from father to child via a Ditto relationship that is the only way it can be done. This is when you pair Ditto with any of the three Tyrogue evolutions. For example, Tyrogue has Rapid Spin as an egg move. Normally Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan and Tyrogue do not learn Rapid Spin, but Hitmontop does. Breed Ditto with a Rapid Spin!Hitmontop and it will result in the baby Tyrogue having Rapid Spin which can then be evolved into a Hitmonlee or Hitmonchan, giving them the Rapid Spin move which they cannot normally learn. It lets you take moves across the three Tyrogue evolutions, basically. =============================================================================== [004] HOW MANY STEPS? [BP004] =============================================================================== Every species of Pokemon has a specific number of steps that must be taken for the egg to hatch. The egg steps are not exact; rather the next group of 255 steps that exceeds the total of the amount of steps the egg needs to hatch will cause it to hatch, so don't expect the egg to hatch immediately as soon as you reach the required steps. These steps can be referred to as 'egg cycles' which are how many bunches of 255 steps you must take for that egg to hatch. For example Charmander is a Pokemon that takes 21 egg cycles to hatch and each egg cycle is 255 steps, so it takes a total of 255 x 21 = 5355 steps to hatch in general. The number can differ depending on how far are you into 255 steps at the beginning, though. The number of cycles a Pokemon will take to hatch generally depends on how rare it is. Pokemon such as Togepi, Cleffa and other such babies will take about 2550 steps to hatch, which equates to 10 egg cycles. Rarer babies such as Magby and Elekid may take about 6630 steps to hatch, resulting in 26 cycles. The most steps you will have to take to hatch a Pokemon is 10,455 steps which is 41 egg cycles and this only applies to very large, rare Pokemon such as Chansey, Snorlax and Lapras. The least you'll have to walk is 1,530 steps which is 6 egg cycles and this only applies to Magikarp. Lastly, the number of steps and relative egg cycles can be halved if you have a Pokemon with either the Flame Body or Magma Armor anywhere in your party. The ability does not stack but for intensive breeding having a Pokemon with this ability at the front of your party along with five eggs will result in the most efficiency on your game. Magcargo or Slugma is the best Pokemon for this since both of their possible abilities have the half-step effect. =============================================================================== [005] SPECIAL OCCURENCES [BP005] =============================================================================== There are a few special occurences involving items within Pokemon Breeding in addition to the Everstone one I have mentioned already. These are as follows: - Female/Ditto holding Everstone has 50% chance of passing nature down. - Marill/Azumarill parent holding Sea Incense results in a baby Azurill. - Sudowoodo parent holding Rock Incense results in a baby Bonsly. - Mr. Mime parent holding an Odd Incense results in a baby Mime Jr. - Chansey/Blissey parent holding a Luck Incense results in a baby Happiny. - Wobbuffet parent holding a Lax Incense results in a baby Wynaut. - Snorlax parent holding a Full Incense results in a baby Munchlax. - Chimecho parent holding a Pure Incense results in a baby Chingling. - Roselia/Roserade parent holding a Rose Incense results in a baby Budew. - Mantine parent holding a Wave Incense results in a baby Mantyke. - Pikachu/Raichu parent holding a Light Ball results in a Volt Tackle Pichu. The incense conditions only occur if the Pokemon Egg would usually be the stage that the evolutionary line can go the lowest without it dropping into baby range (ie if the egg is a Marill usually and there is a Sea Incense parent then you will get a baby Azurill, but if the egg is a baby Lapras then you will not get an Azurill from said egg.) The incense does not need to be on a particular gendered parent but the baby must actually be from that evolutionary line. Lastly, if you have a male or female Pikachu or Raichu parent holding a Light Ball and the baby is going to be a Pichu (either by a female Pikachu/Raichu or a Ditto) then the baby Pichu will be guaranteed to be born with the Volt Tackle move which it cannot normally learn by level. The baby Pokemon formed by incense have different egg moves, which is useful in cases that you want specific moves, for example. =============================================================================== [006] THE USEFULNESS OF BREEDING [BP006] =============================================================================== Breeding is overall the best method for capturing a new Pokemon. It starts them off with a completely fresh slate allowing you to EV them to your will, you can to an extent control their IVs and you can also influence their moves to give them a better moveset than normal. It's the best way of obtaining good Pokemon to battle unless it's a Pokemon that doesn't breed like Heatran. Doing replacing with the parents is also helpful, since you can replace a Ditto with a poor natured but good IVed parent for example to get better babies as you continue breednig. Methods like these are why breeding Pokemon is helpful. IV calculators around the internet can also help to tell what the IVs are even at very low levels, but you generally need a few Rare Candies to get a good idea of the IVs since the ranges shown will have a huge deviation compared to later levelled Pokemon. That's really why you should use breeding; you don't _HAVE_ to but it is the best method. Plus, it's the only way you're getting into Little Cup modes with good Pokemon :o. =============================================================================== [9] THE POKEMON STAT PICTURE [S009] =============================================================================== This section expands upon Pokemon Stats, explaining the in-depth parts of them such as Individual Values, Effort Values, Natures etcetera. =============================================================================== [001] AN INTRODUCTION [PS001] =============================================================================== Every Pokemon has his, her or its own stats. These are comprised of HP, Attack, Defense, Speed, Special Attack and Special Defense. However, have you ever wondered how these numbers are actually calculated? (inb4 nope) Stats are calculated with three specific pieces of data; individual values, effort values and natures. The first two directly add or subtract points from a stat while natures provide a 10% increase or decrease to specific stats but they only affect two stats out of the six at once and there are just plain no HP natures. These three factors are explained below... =============================================================================== [002] INDIVIDUAL VALUES [PS002] =============================================================================== Individual Values are, as the name suggests, values that are individual to each Pokemon. They are comprised of six values, each one relating to one of the six stats. For each IV you have, you get one more point in that stat at Level 100. You get a range of 0 - 31. 0 gives you no extra stat points, while 31 gives you a total of 31 extra stat points at Level 100, which is quite a boost so aiming for high IV levels is always the best bet. Individual values are determined when a Pokemon is first created and cannot be changed by any means other than direct hacking with programs such as Pokesav or devices such as Action Replay. They are totally random with the exception of IVs passed down by parents in breeding. Usually its best to have IVs of around 27-31 except in stats that you do not need. Lower attack IVs in Pokemon that don't use attack power are preferred as well Individual values are also what decide Hidden Power type and power; the higher IVs in general the higher the power and the type depends on the actual combination of the numbers. For example, a setup of 30 HP, 30 Atk, 30 Def, 31 Spd, 31 SAtk and 31 SDef will result in a Hidden Power of an Ice type, with a 70 power. You can find out what combinations of IVs do and what IVs give some Hidden Powers with Metalkid's Hidden Power calculator (just search it on Google and it should show up.) Hidden Power and stat totals are the only effects of Individual Values. =============================================================================== [003] EFFORT VALUES [PS003] =============================================================================== Effort Values are similar to Individual Values and yet entirely different. EVs as they are referred to are values that can be applied to a stat, reaching a maximum of 255 per stat. Unlike Individual Values, you control these yourself. For each four EVs you have in a stat, an extra point gets added to it at Level 100. This means that for the maximum effect in a stat you need 252 EVs in a stat; you cannot get 256 and 255 isn't a multiple of 4 so you can't get an effect from that. Basic EV spreads include 252/252/4, where you have two stats full and an extra point in one of the other stats. However, the best EV spreads are usually more complicated than that, but I'm not the person to give you recommended spreads. When you first obtain a Pokemon, it has no Effort Values at all. Whenever it gets EXP from a Pokemon, it also obtains the Effort Values of that Pokemon. This includes things such as the EXP Share and unlike EXP, effort values are not divided between the Pokemon. For example, killing a Staraptor after having switched six Pokemon in against it will give every Pokemon that has been in the battle 3 Atk EVs. Every Pokemon gives a specific amount of EVs which can be seen in Pokedexes and such around the internet. There are other ways to boost the amount of EVs you get, as well. The main way is the PokeRus virus, which doubles all EV gains the Pokemon receives. It is quite rare to have but if you do manage to get it somehow it will come in very useful. It directly doubles ie Staraptor would give six EVs instead of three. The other way is through items. The Macho Brace is an item that doubles any EVs received. For example, gaining EXP from a Staraptor with the Macho Brace equipped will give that Pokemon a total of 6 Atk EVs rather than 3. Macho Brace also stacks with PokeRus, allowing for a total of 12 EVs of a stat from any Pokemon that gives out 3 EVs for a certain stat! However, there are even more efficient ways. If you attach one of the Power ... items to your Pokemon (ie Power Anklet, Bracelet) etc then you get 4 EVs in the stat it boosts each time your Pokemon gains EXP. It's best to match this with the stat you are currently trying to gain. For example, the standard 3 Atk EVs Staraptor gives as well as the Power Bracer [which adds +4 Atk EVs to a Pokemon when it gains EVs] equipped would result in 7 Atk EVs for that Pokemon when it gains EXP! Add Pokerus to that equation and you get a massive 14 Atk EVs each time you kill Staraptor, making EV training very fast! The same applies to any Pokemon with a setup like that ie killing a Blissey with Pokerus and the Power Weight equipped would give you 14 HP EVs and so on. The formula goes like this: 1 EV + Pokerus + Macho Brace = 4 EVs 2 EVs + Pokerus + Macho Brace = 8 EVs 3 EVs + Pokerus + Macho Brace = 12 EVs 1 EV + Pokerus + Power (...*) = 6 EVs 2 EVs + Pokerus + Power (...) = 10 EVs 3 EVs + Pokerus + Power (...) = 14 EVs * The respective Power item for the stat. You definitely want to EV train your Pokemon to give them the maximum power. There is no point doing it for Pokemon you use in the main game since nearly anything works in that scenario but for actual Competitive Battling or in the Battle Frontier facilities etceterae EV Training is recommended. PokeDexes on the internet generally have EV information and such. Also, the only drawback to the Power items and the Macho Brace is that they also half the speed of the Pokemon holding it (ie a Staraptor with 300 speed holding the Macho Brace would have 150 speed in battle.) It's a useful item to combine with Switcheroo or Trick and it might work well with Klutz + Lopunny or perhaps something that can use Gyro Ball. There aren't too many uses for it in actual competitive battling but they are invaluable for EV training. The Macho Brace is obtainable in Pastoria City by showing a guy the three Burmy forms (Leaf, Sand and Trash cloaks) and the Power items are found by buying them at the Battle Frontier for 16 BP apiece. For the Macho Brace, you can also import one from R/S/FR/LG/E. If you want to know when your Pokemon has full EVs, go to the sticker shop in Sunyshore City. The woman in the shop will give the Pokemon in the first slot of your party an Effort Ribbon if its EVs are maxed totally (510 total.) =============================================================================== [004] NATURES [PS004] =============================================================================== Natures are the last factor that affect a Pokemon. Whenever a Pokemon is formed it has one of twenty-five possible natures. Each nature both increases and decreases a stat, giving a 10% boost in that direction. For example, a Jolteon which normally gets 359 Speed max will get 394 Speed with a nature that boosts Speed with a 10% increase, while having a usual 359 max speed with a nature that decreases it by 10% will result in a possible max of only 323, meaning it completely underachives in battle. When going for natures you want to get the nature that will benefit a stat you need. There are twenty-five natures, each with different combinations. Four increase attack, four decrease attack, five increase defense, four decrease defense and so on and so forth. HP is the only stat unaffected by nature. There are also five 'neutral' natures. These neutral natures do actually still rise and drop a stat but they perform the 10% increase/decrease on the same stat, so it cancels out to 0% so there is no effect on any stats. The twenty-five natures and their effects have a list below. + means that it increases that stat by 10% and - means it decreases it by 10%. Attack Boosters ----------------- Adamant: +Attack, -Sp. Attack Brave: +Attack, -Speed Lonely: +Attack, -Defense Naughty: +Attack, -Special Defense Defense Boosters ----------------- Bold: +Defense, -Attack Impish: +Defense, -Sp. Attack Lax: +Defense, -Sp. Defense Relaxed: +Defense, -Speed Speed Boosters ---------------- Naive: +Speed, -Sp. Defense Hasty: +Speed, -Defense Jolly: +Speed, -Attack Timid: +Speed, -Sp. Attack Sp. Atk Boosters ----------------- Modest: +Sp. Attack, -Attack Quiet: +Sp. Attack, -Speed Mild: +Sp. Attack, -Defense Rash: +Sp. Attack, -Sp. Defense Sp. Def Boosters ------------------ Careful: +Sp. Defense, -Sp. Attack Calm: +Sp. Defense, -Attack Gentle: +Sp. Defense, -Defense Sassy: +Sp. Defense, -Speed Neutral Natures ---------------- Quirky Hardy Serious Docile Bashful The only real way to influence nature is through breeding, where attaching an Everstone to the female or Ditto parent will result in a 50% chance of that nature being passed down to the child Pokemon. =============================================================================== [10] SINNOH DEX SEE POKEMON LOCATIONS [S010] =============================================================================== This section shows you where to see every Sinnoh Dex Pokemon and record them in your PokeDex. =============================================================================== [001] A QUICK INTRODUCTION [SD001] =============================================================================== To get the National Dex upgrade in Pokemon Platinum, you must have 210 Pokemon seen in your PokeDex. The game pracaitcally has a trainer with at least one of every Pokemon Sinnoh Dex species in the game, with the exception of Unown that you have to see in the wild. The list below has a mix of possible trainer and wild locations to find the Pokemon, but for the most part they are owned by the trainers around the Sinnoh Region. Following the walkthrough normally will get you to see all 210 Pokemon, but if you're missing some and need to check where to go, use the list below. =============================================================================== [002] WHERE TO SEE THEM ALL [SD001] =============================================================================== #001 Turtwig: Route 201 Event / Rival / Dawn/Lucas #002 Grotle: Evolve Turtwig / Rival / Route 210 North #003 Torterra: Evolve Grotle / Rival / Victory Road Trainer #004 Chimchar: Route 201 Event / Rival / Dawn/Lucas #005 Monferno: Evolve Chimchar / Rival / Route 212 South Trainer (Male Ranger) #006 Infernape: Evolve Monferno / Rival / Elite Four Flint #007 Piplup: Route 201 Event / Rival / Dawn/Lucas #008 Prinplup: Evolve Piplup / Rival / Route 212 North #009 Empoleon: Evolve Prinplup / Rival / Victory Road Trainer #010 Starly: Route 201 #011 Staravia: Rival #012 Staraptor: Rival #013 Bidoof: Route 201 #014 Bibarel: Route 208 / Route 209 #015 Kricketot: Route 202 Trainer #016 Kricketune: Route 215 #017 Shinx: Route 202 #018 Luxio: Route 207 (Youngster) #019 Luxray: Leader Volkner #020 Abra: Eterna Forest Trainer (Psychic) #021 Kadabra: Galactic Admin Saturn #022 Alakazam: Elite Four Lucian #023 Magikarp: Old Rod #024 Gyarados: Leader Crasher Wake #025 Budew: Route 204 #026 Roselia: Eterna Gym #027 Roserade: Leader Gardenia #028 Zubat: Ragged Path #029 Golbat: Iron Island #030 Crobat: Galactic Leader Cyrus #031 Geodude: Ragged Path #032 Graveler: Iron Island #033 Golem: Elite Four Bertha #034 Onix: Leader Roark #035 Steelix: Leader Byron #036 Cranidos: Leader Roark #037 Rampardos: Victory Road #038 Shieldon: Route 215 Trainer (Fossil Maniac) #039 Bastiodon: Leader Byron #040 Machop: Route 207 #041 Machoke: Leader Maylene #042 Machamp: Victory Road #043 Psyduck: Oreburgh Gate #044 Golduck: Pastoria Gym #045 Burmy: Route 202 Trainer #046 Wormadam: Route 214 Trainer (Beauty) #047 Mothim: Route 210 North Trainer #048 Wurmple: Eterna Forest Trainer #049 Silcoon: Eterna Forest Trainer #050 Beautifly: Eterna Forest Trainer #051 Cascoon: Eterna Forest Trainer #052 Dustox: Eterna Forest Trainer (Bug Catcher) #053 Combee: Route 208 Trainer (Aroma Lady) #054 Vespiquen: Elite Four Aaron #055 Pachirisu: Valley Windworks #056 Buizel: Valley Windworks #057 Floatzel: Leader Crasher Wake #058 Cherubi: Eterna Gym #059 Cherrim: Leader Gardenia #060 Shellos: Valley Windworks #061 Gastrodon: Route 218 #062 Heracross: Elite Four Aaron #063 Aipom: Route 205 Trainer #064 Ambipom: Route 216 Trainer #065 Drifloon: Valley Windworks Friday Night / Hearthome Gym #066 Drifblim: Leader Fantina #067 Buneary: Eterna Forest #068 Lopunny: Route 216 Trainer #069 Gastly: Old Chateau #070 Haunter: Hearthome Gym #071 Gengar: Victory Road; Route 223 Entrance, Rock Climb down; Psychic #072 Misdreavus: Hearthome Gym #073 Mismagius: Leader Fantina #074 Murkrow: Galactic Leader Cyrus #075 Honchkrow: Galactic Leader Cyrus #076 Glameow: Galactic Grunts #077 Purugly: Galactic Admin Mars #078 Goldeen: Route 205 Trainer #079 Seaking: Route 217 (north tree corridor) #080 Barboach: Route 212 South Trainer (Fisherman) #081 Whiscash: Elite Four Bertha #082 Chingling: Victory Road Trainer #083 Chimecho: Victory Road Trainer #084 Stunky: Galactic Grunts #085 Skuntank: Galactic Admin Jupiter #086 Meditite: Leader Maylene #087 Medicham: Iron Island (Trainer), Mt. Coronet Upper Floors (Wild) #088 Bronzor: Route 207 Trainer #089 Bronzong: Elite Four Lucian #090 Ponyta: Route 207 #091 Rapidash: Elite Four Flint #092 Bonsly: Route 208 #093 Sudowoodo: Route 216 #094 Mime Jr.: Route 208 #095 Mr. Mime: Elite Four Lucian #096 Happiny: Route 210 South Trainer #097 Chansey: Route 210 #098 Blissey: Victory Road Trainer #099 Cleffa: Mt. Coronet #100 Clefairy: Mt. Coronet #101 Clefable: Victory Road #102 Chatot: Route 212 North Trainer #103 Pichu: Route 209 #104 Pikachu: Route 206 (Cycling Road) #105 Raichu: Leader Volkner #106 Hoothoot: Route 212 South Trainer (Scientist) #107 Noctowl: Route 210 North #108 Spiritomb: Champion Cynthia #109 Gible: Victory Road Trainer #110 Gabite: Victory Road Trainer #111 Garchomp: Champion Cynthia #112 Munchlax: Rival #113 Snorlax: Rival #114 Unown: Solaceon Ruins #115 Riolu: Iron Island (Egg Event) / Oreburgh Gate Basement Trainer #116 Lucario: Leader Maylene #117 Wooper: Route 212 South #118 Quagsire: Leader Crasher Wake #119 Wingull: Route 222 Trainer #120 Pelipper: Route 223 #121 Girafarig: Valour Lakefront #122 Hippopotas: Route 216 Trainer #123 Hippowdon: Elite Four Bertha #124 Azurill: Pastoria Gym #125 Marill: Pastoria Gym #126 Azumarill: Pastoria Gym #127 Skorupi: Route 210 North #128 Drapion: Elite Four Aaron #129 Croagunk: Galactic Grunts #130 Toxicroak: Galactic Admin Saturn #131 Carnivine: Route 214 Trainer #132 Remoraid: Route 222 #133 Octillery: Route 223 Trainer #134 Finneon: Route 222 Trainer #135 Lumineon: Route 223 Trainer #136 Tentacool: Route 218 / Valley Windworks [Surf] #137 Tentacruel: Route 223 #138 Feebas: Route 222 Trainer #139 Milotic: Champion Cynthia #140 Mantyke: Route 218 Trainer #141 Mantine: Route 223 Trainer #142 Snover: Route 216 / Route 217 #143 Abomasnow: Leader Candice #144 Sneasel: Leader Candice #145 Weavile: Galactic Admin Cyrus #146 Uxie: Lake Acuity Cavern #147 Mesprit: Lake Verity Cavern #148 Azelf: Lake Valour Cavern #149 Dialga: Atop Spear Pillar [Event] #150 Palkia: Atop Spear Pillar [Event] #151 Manaphy: Pokemon Mansion on Route 212 (Picture in a book) #152 Rotom: Old Chateau #153 Gligar: Route 207 Trainer #154 Gliscor: Elite Four Bertha #155 Nosepass: Route 207 Trainer #156 Probopass: Route 210 North #157 Ralts: Route 209 #158 Kirlia: Route 217 #159 Gardevoir: Victory Road Trainer #160 Gallade: Elite Four Lucian #161 Lickitung: Route 215 #162 Lickilicky: Victory Road #163 Eevee: Hearthome City [Event] #164 Vaporeon: Route 214 Trainer (Collector) #165 Jolteon: Leader Volkner #166 Flareon: Route 214 Trainer (Collector) #167 Espeon: Elite Four Lucian #168 Umbreon: Route 212 South Trainer (Collector) #169 Leafeon: Route 212 South Trainer (Female Ranger) #170 Glaceon: Route 217 (north-west trainer?) #171 Swablu: Route 210 North #172 Altaria: Victory Road #173 Togepi: Eterna City (Egg) #174 Togetic: Victory Road #175 Togekiss: Champion Cynthia #176 Houndour: Route 214 #177 Houndoom: Elite Four Flint #178 Magnemite: Fuego Ironworks #179 Magneton: Leader Byron #180 Magnezone: Victory Road #181 Tangela: Route 210 North #182 Tangrowth: Victory Road #183 Yanma: Route 214 #184 Yanmega: Elite Four Aaron #185 Tropius: Route 214 #186 Rhyhorn: Route 214 #187 Rhydon: Victory Road (trainer or wild) #188 Rhyperior: Elite Four Bertha #189 Duskull: Leader Fantina #190 Dusclops: Route 216 #191 Dusknoir: Victory Road #192 Porygon: Route 214 (Collector) #193 Porygon2: Route 216 #194 Porygon-Z: Victory Road #195 Scyther: Route 210 North #196 Scizor: Elite Four Aaron #197 Elekid: Route 210 South #198 Electabuzz: Sunyshore Gym #199 Electivire: Leader Volkner #200 Magby: Route 210 South #201 Magmar: Route 217 #202 Magmortar: Elite Four Flint #203 Swinub: Route 216 #204 Piloswine: Route 217 #205 Mamoswine: Victory Road #206 Snorunt: Acuity Lakefront #207 Glalie: Snowpoint Gym, Victory Road #208 Froslass: Leader Candice #209 Absol: Victory Road #210 Giratina: Distortion World =============================================================================== [11] POKEMON LEGENDARIES [S011] =============================================================================== This section compiles all Legendary Pokemon information into one section. =============================================================================== [001] INTRODUCTION TO THE SECTION [LP001] =============================================================================== This is just a quick summary of the location of Pokemon, how to get to them, information like that. =============================================================================== [002] ARTICUNO, ZAPDOS, MOLTRES [LP002] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #144, #145, #146 LOCATION: Grass around Sinnoh region (runners) TYPE: Ice/Flying, Electric/Flying, Fire/Flying respectively. LEVEL FOUND: 60 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM02 Fly recommended ABILITY: Pressure (all three) CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: None for any BASE STAT TOTAL: 580 for all BASE STATS: Articuno - 90 HP / 85 Atk / 100 Def / 95 SAtk / 125 SDef / 85 Spd Zapdos - 90 HP / 90 Atk / 85 Def / 125 SAtk / 90 SDef / 100 Spd Moltres - 90 HP / 100 Atk / 90 Def / 125 SAtk / 85 SDef / 90 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- ARTICUNO: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Agility Psychic Other -- Raises speed level by 2. Ice Beam Ice Special 90 10% chance of freezing target. Reflect Psychic Other -- x2 defense for player, 5 turns. Roost Flying Other -- 50% Healing; drop Fly type for turn ZAPDOS: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Charge Electric Other -- Electric atk x2 power next turn. Agility Psychic Other -- Raises speed level by 2. Discharge Electric Special 80 30% chance of paralyzing target. Roost Flying Other -- 50% Healing; drop Fly type for turn MOLTRES: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Flamethrower Fire Special 95 10% chance of burning target. Safeguard Normal Other -- Block status for five turns. Air Slash Flying Special 75 30% chance of flinching target. Roost Flying Other -- 50% Healing; drop Fly type for turn These three birds are caught by obtaining the National Dex, then going to Pal Park on Route 221 and getting Oak to leave. From there, fly to Eterna City, go to the south-west house, talk to Oak to get an Up-Grade and they will now be romaning the land. If you want to reset for a good IV/Nature for one or more of the birds, save before you talk to Oak since data is decided for the birds when you talk to him. =============================================================================== [003] REGIROCK, REGICE, REGISTEEL [LP003] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #377, #378, #379 LOCATION: Rock Peak Ruins, Ice Peak Ruins, Iron Peak Ruins respectively TYPE: Rock, Ice, Steel respectively. LEVEL FOUND: 30 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM02 Fly recommended, HM04 for Regice (route dependent) ABILITY: Clear Body (all three) CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: None for any BASE STAT TOTAL: 580 for all BASE STATS: Regirock - 80 HP / 100 Atk / 200 Def / 50 SAtk / 100 SDef / 50 Spd Regice - 80 HP / 50 Atk / 100 Def / 100 SAtk / 200 SDef / 50 Spd Registeel- 80 HP / 75 Atk / 150 Def / 75 SAtk / 150 SDef / 50 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- REGIROCK: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Explosion Normal Physical 250 kamikaze; half defense of opponent* Rock Throw Rock Physical 50 Basic rock attack. Curse ??? Other -- Atk/Def +1 level, Spd -1 level Superpower Fighting Physical 120 Powerful; Atk/Def -1 after use. REGICE: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Explosion Normal Physical 250 kamikaze; half defense of opponent* Icy Wind Ice Special 55 100% of reducing target's speed. Curse ??? Other -- Atk/Def +1 level, Spd -1 level Superpower Fighting Physical 120 Powerful; Atk/Def -1 after use. REGISTEEL: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Explosion Normal Physical 250 kamikaze; half defense of opponent* Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 100% of raising user's attack. Curse ??? Other -- Atk/Def +1 level, Spd -1 level Superpower Fighting Physical 120 Powerful; Atk/Def -1 after use. As said before in the walkthrough, these three kings are only available if you have an Event Regigigas. This is either a Regigigas from the movie theater in Japan to celebrate the release of the 12th movie, or a Regigigas from the Toys R' Us events in America that took place in March '09. If you have one of these Regigigas, put it in your party. Fly to Route 228, head near the top and descend down a mud slide into a depression in the ground and enter the cave here. If the Regigigas is in your party, the room will be a room with seven orange coloured dots on the ground. Walk over all of them and the room will shake. Then press A on the statue at the top and Regirock will attack at Level 30. Regice and Registeel have exactly the same method except with different dot combinations and the like. To get Regice, take Mt. Coronet through the Route 211 West entrance (by Celestic Town) and follow it through to the corridor with the exit to Route 216 and enter the cave here to find Regice's room. You need HM04 Strength to get Regice unless you backtrack all the way from Snowpoint City to Mt. Coronet through all of the snow. Registeel is a short trip through Iron Island to the third floor where you found the Shiny Stone before. Entering that room will get you to Registeel. It is actually very fast to go through Iron Island with Repel and no trainers as you don't need any HMs for it. =============================================================================== [004] UXIE, MESPRIT, AZELF [LP004] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #480, #481, #482 LOCATION: Acuity Cavern, Verity Cavern, Valour Cavern respectively TYPE: Psychic (all) LEVEL FOUND: 50 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM02 Fly recommended, HM03 Surf ABILITY: Levitate (all three) CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: None for any BASE STAT TOTAL: 580 for all BASE STATS: Uxie - 75 HP / 75 Atk / 130 Def / 75 SAtk / 130 SDef / 95 Spd Mesprit - 80 HP / 105 Atk / 105 Def / 105 SAtk / 105 SDef / 80 Spd Azelf - 75 HP / 125 Atk / 70 Def / 125 SAtk / 70 SDef / 115 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- UXIE: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Swift Normal Special 60 100% accuarcy always. Yawn Normal Other -- 1st turn drowsy, 2nd turn sleep Future Sight Psychic Other 80 Strikes two turns after activation. Amnesia Psychic Other -- User's Sp. Def +2 MESPRIT: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Confusion Psychic Special 50 10% chance of confusion. Lucky Chant Normal Other -- No foe criticals for five turns. Future Sight Psychic Other 80 Strikes two turns after activation. Charm Normal Other -- Target's Attack -2 AZELF: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Swift Normal Special 60 100% accuarcy always. Uproar Normal Special 50 2-5 turns; no sleep while active. Future Sight Psychic Other 80 Strikes two turns after activation. Nasty Plot Dark Other -- User's Sp. Atk +2 The lake trio are, as the group name suggests, found in the lakes. They are in the caverns in the center of each lake and can be accessed with Surf. Uxie and Azelf are basic standard catching Pokemon, while Mesprit is a runner. Talking to Mesprit will add a sprite to your Pokedex as well as set its Nature and IVs. From where it will be running around Sinnoh in random patches of grass and when you are in the same area as it (as you can see if you use your map on your Poketch) there is a chance of you encountering it at Level 50, lake trio music included. Good spots to hunt it down would be between Route 205 and Valley Windworks or Valour Lakefront and Route 214 for both areas in both combinations have grass so you have a chance of finding Mesprit whichever one it ends up in. Just keep going back and forth until it gets into the one you want. =============================================================================== [005] DIALGA, PALKIA [LP005] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #483, #484 LOCATION: Spear Pillar TYPE: Steel/Dragon, Water/Dragon respectively LEVEL FOUND: 70 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM04 Strength, HM08 Rock Climb ABILITY: Pressure (both) CATCH RATE: 30 SIGNATURE MOVE: Roar of Time {Dialga}, Spacial Rend {Palkia} BASE STAT TOTAL: 680 for both BASE STATS: Dialga - 100 HP / 120 Atk / 120 Def / 150 SAtk / 100 SDef / 90 Spd Palkia - 90 HP / 120 Atk / 100 Def / 150 SAtk / 120 SDef / 100 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- DIALGA: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Roar of Time Dragon Special 150 User must rest the turn after using Heal Block Psychic Other -- Opponent cannot recover HP; 5 turns Earth Power Ground Special 90 10% of lowering target's Sp. Def. Slash Normal Physical 70 High critical chance (12.5%?) PALKIA: NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Spacial Rend Dragon Special 100 High critical chance (12.5%?) Heal Block Psychic Other -- Opponent cannot recover HP; 5 turns Earth Power Ground Special 90 10% of lowering target's Sp. Def. Slash Normal Physical 70 High critical chance (12.5%?) Dialga and Palkia can be a little tricky because some conditions need to be fulfilled. You must do the following:- - Obtain the National Dex. - Collect the Adamant and Lustrous Orbs from Mt. Coronet. They are on the lower section of 4F, accessible from going right when you go up the first Rock Climb path on the snowy peaks. This can be done while traveling up Mt. Coronet. - Talk to the Celestic Elder in the biggest house in Celestic Town. Once all of those conditions have been fulfilled and you go to the top of Spear Pillar, there will be a blue portal at the far north. Talk to this portal to get Dialga to appear. Exit Spear Pillar into Mt. Coronet and come back onto Spear Pillar and now you will find a pink/purple portal instead, containing Palkia. =============================================================================== [006] GIRATINA [LP006] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #487 LOCATION: Distortion World TYPE: Ghost/Dragon LEVEL FOUND: 47 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM04 Strength, HM08 Rock Climb (for Mt. Coronet) ABILITY: Pressure {Another Forme}, Levitate {Origin Forme} CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: Shadow Force BASE STAT TOTAL: 680 for both BASE STATS: {Another Forme} - 150 HP / 100 Atk / 120 Def / 100 SAtk / 120 SDef / 90 Spd {Origin Forme} - 150 HP / 120 Atk / 100 Def / 120 SAtk / 100 SDef / 90 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Ominous Wind Ghost Special 60 10% of raising HP/Atk/Def/SAtk/SDef Ancientpower Rock Physical 60 10% of raising HP/Atk/Def/SAtk/SDef Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 80 n/a Shadow Force Ghost Physical 120 First turn hide; second turn strike Giratina will be caught just by going through the game normally; it is utterly impossible to miss as you need to catch or defeat it to get through the game. Just note that Pokeballs won't work on the turn where it is hiding when it uses Shadow Force. =============================================================================== [007] HEATRAN [LP007] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #485 LOCATION: Stark Mountain TYPE: Fire/Steel LEVEL FOUND: 50 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM04 Strength, HM06 Rock Smash, HM08 Rock Climb {Optional} ABILITY: Flash Fire CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: Magma Storm BASE STAT TOTAL: 600 BASE STATS: 91 HP / 90 Atk / 106 Def / 130 SAtk / 106 SDef / 77 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Metal Sound Steel Other -- Target's Sp. Def -2 Crunch Dark Physical 80 20% chance of lowering target's def Scary Face Normal Other -- Target's Speed -2 Lava Plume Fire Special 80 30% chance of burning targets Heatran is fairly easy to get. It is in Stark Mountain within the furthest room to the back. To get it to appear you must complete the quest of Stark Mountain to get Team Galactic out of there, then fly to the Survival Area and talk to Buck to get him to take you inside the Top Trainer Cafe. Talk to him again inside the cafe to get him to leave and then Heatran will be in Stark Mountain. Just interact with it to battle. =============================================================================== [008] CRESSELIA [LP008] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #488 LOCATION: Around Sinnoh's grass. TYPE: Psychic LEVEL FOUND: 50 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM02 Fly {Optional, Recommended} ABILITY: Levitate CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: Lunar Dance BASE STAT TOTAL: 600 BASE STATS: 120 HP / 70 Atk / 120 Def / 75 SAtk / 130 SDef / 85 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Mist Ice Other -- Prevents stat reduction for 5 turns Aurora Beam Ice Special 65 10% of lowering target's attack Future Sight Psychic Other 80 Strikes two turns after activation. Slash Normal Physical 70 Higher critical chance (12.5%) Cresselia is another runner. When you get the National Dex, go to Canalave City and enter the house to the left of the sailor. Talk to the woman and the boy then go outside and talk to the sailor to get to Fullmoon Island. Follow the island through to a clearing and talk to Cresselia to release it into the wild where you can keep track of it via your Poketch's map. It also drops a Lunar Wing which you can use to cure the child in the house. Cresselia's IVs and nature are set as soon as you release it, by the way. =============================================================================== [009] MANAPHY & PHIONE [LP009] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #490 & #489 LOCATION: Eggs {Both} TYPE: Water {Both} LEVEL FOUND: 1 {Both} HM MOVES REQUIRED: None {Both} ABILITY: Hydration {Both} CATCH RATE: 30 {Phione}, 3 {Manaphy}; you do not catch either though. SIGNATURE MOVE: Heart Swap {Manaphy} BASE STAT TOTAL: 600 {Manaphy}, 480 {Phione} BASE STATS: {Phione} - 80 HP / 80 Atk / 80 Def / 80 SAtk / 80 SDef / 80 Spd {Manaphy} - 100 HP / 100 Atk / 100 Def / 100 SAtk / 100 SDef / 100 Spd MOVES WHEN HATCHED ------------------- {Phione} NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Bubble Water Special 20 10% of lowering targets' speed. Water Sport Water Other -- Doubles resistance to Fire. {Manaphy} NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Tail Glow Bug Other -- User's SAtk +2 levels. Bubble Water Special 20 10% of lowering targets' speed. Water Sport Water Other -- Doubles resistance to Fire. Manaphy is a little difficult to obtain. To actually get ahold of this Pokemon you need to either transfer an egg from the Pokemon Ranger or Pokemon Ranger Shadows of Almia games through the events those games have, or via an event such as the Toys R' Us one that took place a while ago. Or, you can use a hacking device. Every method counts. If you get it in an egg, then it will be an egg with a special design that will hatch after about ~2650 steps. It has a slightly different hatching animation and a Manaphy will be released once it hatches. To get Phione, which is basically a weaker version of Manaphy, you must breed Manaphy with a Ditto. The egg produced will be a normal one and when it hatches you will get a Phione, which is pretty much useless. Hydration is good though, as is a new entry for your PokeDex. =============================================================================== [010] DARKRAI [LP010] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #491 LOCATION: Newmoon Isle TYPE: Dark LEVEL FOUND: 50 HM MOVES REQUIRED: None ABILITY: Bad Dreams CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: Dark Void BASE STAT TOTAL: 600 BASE STATS: 70 HP / 90 Atk / 90 Def / 135 SAtk / 90 SDef / 125 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Hypnosis Psychic Other -- 70% acc; puts opponent to sleep. Faint Attack Dark Physical 60 Never misses except Fly/Dig/SForce Nightmare Ghost Other -- 1/4 damage on sleeping foes a turn Double Team Normal Other -- User's evasion +1 level Darkrai is one of the harder legendaries to get with impressively spread base stats and an incredibly movepool. To get Darkrai one must get the Member's Card off either an event or through a cheat code that activates the event and the said event only comes every so often. If you do manage to get your hands on a Member's Card, then go to the top house in Canalave and you'll be able to enter. After some scene stuff, you will be on Newmoon Isle. Just go around the island into the clearing and Darkrai will be in the center. Engage it in battle blah blah blah. After you defeat it you will automatically be returned to Canalave City. Just note that you must have cured the boy in Canalave with the Lunar Wing for this event to work, so it means that you must have at least released Cresselia into the wild. Otherwise you will be unable to get into the inn to get Darkrai. =============================================================================== [011] SHAYMIN [LP011] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #492 LOCATION: Flower Paradise TYPE: Grass {Normal Forme}, Grass/Flying {Sky Forme} LEVEL FOUND: 30 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM04 Strength, HM06 Rock Smash or HM03 Surf (for V. Road) ABILITY: Natural Cure {Normal}, Serene Grace {Sky} CATCH RATE: 45 SIGNATURE MOVE: Seed Flare BASE STAT TOTAL: 600 {Both} BASE STATS: {Normal Forme} - 100 HP / 100 Atk / 100 Def / 100 SAtk / 100 SDef / 100 Spd {Sky Forme} - 100 HP / 103 Atk / 75 Def / 120 SAtk / 75 SDef / 127 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Defense Curl Normal Other -- User's defense +1 level. Magical Leaf Grass Special 60 Never misses. Leech Seed Grass Other -- Saps 1/8 of foe's HP each turn Synthesis Grass Other -- 50% recovery; changes with weather Shaymin is harder to get than Darkrai. To get it you need to get the item Oak's Letter somehow, then travel to Route 224. At Route 224 there is a white rock at the top; interact with it with the Oak's Letter event activated and dialogue will occur with Shaymin and the Fissure Path making an appearance. Go north through the Fissure Path which is the longest area in all Pokemon games and you will eventually reach the Flower Paradise. Here, Shaymin is located in the center on the top. It's easier to catch than the majority of legendaries but also a bit underlevelled in comparison. Sky Forme Shaymin is a vast improvement over the normal one. In order to obtain it you need to get a movie Shaymin from the same events as Regigigas, then talk to the blonde woman in Floaroma Town to get the Gracidea Flower which can be used on Normal Forme Shaymin at daytime to change it into Sky Forme Shaymin. However, Sky Forme changes back whenever you try to enter Wi-Fi with it or whenever you put it in the PC/it becomes nighttime. I'm unaware of a way to get the Gracidea Flower without a cheating device in English versions as of the current time. The Jppanese =============================================================================== [012] ARCEUS [LP012] =============================================================================== NATIONAL DEX NUMBER: #493 LOCATION: Hall of Origin TYPE: Normal LEVEL FOUND: 80 HM MOVES REQUIRED: HM04 Strength, HM08 Rock Climb ABILITY: Multitype CATCH RATE: 3 SIGNATURE MOVE: Judgment BASE STAT TOTAL: 720 BASE STATS: 120 HP / 120 Atk / 120 Def / 120 SAtk / 120 SDef / 120 Spd MOVES WHEN CAUGHT ------------------- NAME TYPE CATEGORY POWER EXTRA EFFECTS Refresh Normal Other -- Cures user of PRZ, BRN or PSN. Future Sight Psychic Other 80 Strikes two turns after activation. Recover Normal Other -- 50% recovery on use. Hyper Beam Normal Special 150 Must rest second turn. Arceus is quite possibly the hardest Pokemon to get apart from Celebi since no events have been given out to capture it yet, nor has the movie with Arceus been released as of 10/3/09. If you do get your hands on the Arceus event and hence the Azure Flute, whether legitimately or through a cheating device, then make your way to Spear Pillar. When you're there, stand on the flute icon to get an option to play the flute. Do so and a staircase will appear. Save then go up to the top and once you reach the floating platform you will be dragged forward to Arceus. It will make a sound completely unbefitting of a deity and then fight you. Master Ball might be a good idea here if you have one. Arceus gets its own {not very upbeat} music, too. I liked the Deoxys one more :/ =============================================================================== [013] THE REST OF THEM [LP013] =============================================================================== Any legendaries not listed in this section otherwise are unobtainable in Plat. To get the rest you must either hack them in or use the Pal Park utility and transfer them from older versions ie you must transfer Mewtwo from FR/LG and Lati@s from RSE. There are some events that give out legendaries on DPP and some things like My Pokemon Ranch can also give you a Mew for getting a certain number of Pokemon into the ranch and such. =============================================================================== [12] WI-FI CONNECTIVITY [S012] =============================================================================== This section explores the gameplay of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. =============================================================================== [001] WHAT CAN YOU DO? [WF001] =============================================================================== The addition of the Nintendo Wi-Fi to Pokemon games was a dream come true. Now it was possible to do many things with people other the internet, rather than go to the trouble of using wireless adaptors or link cables, wireless internet connections could be used along with friend codes to communicate with Pokemon games all over the world. Diamond and Pearl introduced basic Trading and Battling to the Wi-Fi part. The battling was different in that you could battle with the same levels as your Pokemon had or you could set them all to Level 50 or Level 100, their stats changing accordingly which was very helpful for people who couldn't be bothered to train their Pokemon to Level 100 or 50 which is quite a lot of people. Wi-Fi was also used in one or two other areas such as the Battle Tower. There was also the Global Trade Station in Jubilife City allowing you to make anonymous trades with people; you could put a Pokemon up and request for a specific Pokemon and attach a level range if you wished; sometimes it worked but the flaw was that you had to see that Pokemon in your PokeDex beforehand so for some Pokemon people might want to request such as Celebi, they would have to actually get one before they could request making it kind of pointless. For things like Spiritomb, the GTS was a godsend. Platinum doesn't add too much in the way of Wi-Fi but along with the trades and battles and the GTS, it also lets you participate in the Wi-Fi Square, an area with many mini-games and such to play with your friends with over the internet connection. Pokemon Platinum also featured a revamped code entering system; no more pressing buttons and waiting for that red cover to vanish making it incredibly slow; it's now a simple block number format making the actual FC entering process much quicker. Platinum is also the first game to utilize the ability to distribute events and such over the Wi-Fi Connection. So far in the Japanese Platinum it has been used to distribute the Secret Key as well as the Mmeber's Card as of 10/3/09. =============================================================================== [002] POKEMON TRADING [WF002] =============================================================================== This is basic. It's just general one on one trading, where you trade one of your Pokemon for one of theirs and such. Having a friend who can trade most times is helpful because Wi-Fi trading does activate trade evolutions such as Kadabra, DragonScale!Seadra, MetalCoat!Scizor and such. There isn't really anything special to this. =============================================================================== [003] POKEMON BATTLING [WF003] =============================================================================== This is quite regular too. When you battle you have the options of single or double battles, as well as the option to set the level to either the levels of the actual Pokemon, all Level 50 or all Level 100. I believe you can also store a Wi-Fi battle in your Battle Recorder if you wish. There isn't a whole lot else to this; it's simple but very helpful for Pokemon tournaments are that much easier to set up nowadays. =============================================================================== [004] WI-FI SQUARE [WF004] =============================================================================== To be done after March 22nd 2009. =============================================================================== [005] THE GLOBAL TRADE STATION [WF005] =============================================================================== To be done after March 22nd 2009. =============================================================================== [006] WI-FI EVENTS AND MYSTERY GIFT [WF006] =============================================================================== So far in Japan, there have been events given out via the Mystery Gift feature, mainly the Secret Key for Rotom's forms and Darkrai's Member Card, the former having being given out twice to date and the latter only once. It is known that events will be distributed for North American gamers and it can be hoped that European gamers will also receive the same benefits. More to be added to this section later on. =============================================================================== [007] WI-FI LIMITATIONS [WF007] =============================================================================== The main disadvantage to Wi-Fi on Platinum is that it compeltely disallows alternate Platinum exclusive forms; these are the new Rotom forms, the Origin Forme of Giratina and Shaymin's Sky Forme. Whenever any of these three attempt to enter Wi-Fi in their normal forms, they will automatically change back to their normal forms. Rotom will lose the move it gained from the appliance and Giratina will put the Griseous Orb back in the item pack. I don't know if the form change is permanent or just while you're in the Wi-Fi room, though. Either way you cannot use alternate forms in Wi-Fi unless you use a specific code that disables the change. =============================================================================== [13] OTHER INFORMATION [S013] =============================================================================== This explains some of the other features in Pokemon Platinum. =============================================================================== [001] POKERUS [OI001] =============================================================================== PokeRus is a helpful thing. PokeRus is short for Pokemon Virus and any Pokemon that obtain this virus will receive double the effort values that they normally get for gaining EXP from a Pokemon. This double EV effect continues even after the virus wears off and is replaced by a smiley face of sorts to mark it as having been infected and cured. As soon as a Pokemon is infected by Pokerus, it will have double EVs for life. PokeRus cannot be removed forcibly but it will wear off naturally after about two days. You do _not_ want this to happen. To keep Pokerus on at least one Pokemon, infect a Pokemon with it (usually by using physical attacks in battles and such) and then leave that Pokemon in your PC, only taking it out to infect other Pokemon when neccessary. Do not have it out with you when midnight passes because this is when it checks for Pokerus and possibly cures it. It is very valuable to have so you do not want to lose it. The actual chance of encountering PokeRus in your game is 1/21,845 which is under half the chance to get a Shiny Pokemon. PokeRus is found on Wild Pokemon with that chance and battling or capturing the Pokemon could help you give your own PokeRus. When your Pokemon actually have PokeRus for the first time, the first Pokemon Center you heal at will have some extra dialogue concerning it. Despite the incredibly low chance, it isn't too hard to get PokeRus. Many Pokemon on the GTS may be infected by it and Wi-Fi allows you to trade with a person who has PokeRus fairly easy. Cheating devices will also allow you to get the virus with ease. It shows up on your Pokemon as a purple status while it is still active and after it cures it gets replaced by a smiley face. Note that turning off your game with the PokeRus Pokemon in your party while midnight rolls over will not stop it; the game still detects the immunization process even if it's switched off so they may still be cured. You need to store it somewhere to avoid the process; the PC is best but other places such as the Daycare, My Pokemon Ranch etcetera also work. =============================================================================== [002] SHINY POKEMON [OI002] =============================================================================== Shiny Pokemon are part of a roaring trade in the fanbase. Shiny Pokemon are Pokemon that actually have a different colour scheme to normal. The chance of a Pokemon having these alternate colours is a very rare 1/8192 and it is rare you will even find one in a playthrough. Personally I've only ever found about four in my whole Pokemon playing career and I've been playing it for over 10 years now, since I was a wee little 5 year old. Scary. Some of them aren't too different while some are particuarly nice such as a golden Altaria or a black Rayquaza. Soft resetting for shiny legendaries is common as well as hatching many eggs. Usually, most shinies turn up by just being lucky. I was really surprised when that Shiny Onix showed up in Wayward Cave while I was just writing the walkthrough for it. Bronzeish colour, and if I ever bother to evolve it I'll have a golden Steelix. I really love golden Shiny Pokemon. But I'm going on a tangent here. The easiest way to find Shiny Pokemon is probably through the PokeRadar. If you build up a chain of about ~40 of a certain Pokemon then the chance of getting a shiny piece of grass actually becomes quite likely. For each higher up number in the chain you get the chance decreases, but 40 is about the reliable number. You may also find some on the GTS but they often charge ridiculous trades in return so they aren't the most reliable. Putting a Shiny Pokemon on the GTS will likely get it snapped up in an instant though. They are quite valuable in general trading. Lots of people might want things such as a blue Porygon-Z, black Charizard etcetera so you might be able to get good deals for them. Shiny competitive Pokemon are worth much more. People trading for strong competitive Pokemon won't bother with shinies unless they are also good for battling which a lot of shinies aren't due to the very random occurence. They're more of a prized possesion than a battler. You could always use them in contests, I guess..? If you do find a Shiny Pokemon, consider yourself lucky. Some people find tons of them, while some barely get any. I never found a shiny Pokemon in ADV... the only four I found apart from the Gyarados in GSC was a Shiny Cleffa from the Odd Egg, a Shiny Hoppip I fished up one day when I was cheating to fish up Hoppip with the Super Rod for Level 40 Hoppips for an easy evolution level, a Wild Graveler I found in Iron Island on the japanese version of Pokemon Diamond and the Onix in Wayward Cave. Personally I'd like something like a Shiny Altaria or Gardevoir since I like their colours... =============================================================================== [003] HAPPINESS [OI003] =============================================================================== Happiness is a hidden value for all Pokemon that affects a few factors. The main thing you will be focusing on it for is for specific evolutions. A lot of the babies evolve when they are sufficiently happy, as well as Golbat and Chansey which must be happy to evolve into their Crobat and Blissey forms. Happiness goes from 0 - 255. 220 or more is the point at which Pokemon who evolve with happiness will evolve, assuming time conditions are set for those Pokemon who need them (ie Budew's day or Chingling's night.) There are many things that can raise or decrease happiness. There are also two things that affect the happiness gaining rate. Catching a Pokemon in a Luxury Ball {available from Sunyshore City} will cause it to gain happiness faster through the methods it rises with varying additions of levels. Having a Soothe Bell attached to a Pokemon will also cause it to get an extra +1 point whenever it gains a point of happiness. This stacks with the Luxury Ball effect as well, meaning happiness can rise quite fast with those two combined. The starting happiness of a Pokemon depends on the species; the majority of Pokemon start on 70 happiness but a few have different happiness values. For example, Buneary's happiness always starts at 0, meaning it is quite annoying to get it to evolve into Lopunny due to the happiness evolution it has. Speaking of that, the Pokemon that evolve by happiness are Golbat, Chansey, Eevee, Pichu, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Azurill, Togepi, Budew, Buneary, Chingling, Munchlax and Riolu. For Budew and Riolu to evolve it must be Morning or Day along with >=220 happiness and for Chingling it is the same but it has to be night rather than day. The list of actions that affect happiness and how many points they add or subtract is as follows, showing it alone, with a Soothe Bell, with a Luxury Ball or with the two boosts combined... o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | ACTION | Happiness Change | w/Soothe | w/Lux | w/Both | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Walking 256 steps | +1 | +2 | +2 | +3 | | Massage @ Veilstone City | +3 | +4 | +5 | +6 | | Massage @ Ribbon Syndicate | +5 | +6 | +6 | +7 | | Using vitamins (ie HP Up) | +2 | +3 | +6 | +7 | | Having a level-up | +2 | +3 | +6 | +7 | | Using an EV Berry (ie Grepa)| +2 | +3 | +6 | +7 | | Using a healing item | +1 | +2 | +2 | +3 | | Fainting | -1 | -1 | -1 | -1 | | Using EnergyPowder | -5 | -5 | -5 | -5 | | Using Heal Powder | -5 | -5 | -5 | -5 | | Using Energy Root | -10 | -10 | -10 | -10 | | Using Revival Herb | -15 | -15 | -15 | -15 | o----------------------------------------------------------------------------o As you can see, it is not recommended that you use the herb items to recover a Pokemon because they taste horrible and have strong negative effects on a Pokemon's happiness. It's helpful if you want to get the happiness lower, though. Also, if you trade a Pokemon to another game or import it from Pal Park it automatically resets to the basic 70 happiness level. If you get the Happiness Checker from the Eterna City Pokemon Center then you can have rough estimates of a Pokemon's happiness. Max happiness is shown by two large hearts or at least near max happiness; happiness evolving Pokemon will evolve roughly a long time into after two little hearts are displayed with them. There is also Dr. Footstep who is in a house on Route 213 who, if you show him a Pokemon with maximum happiness, will give them a Footprint Ribbon. This is another way of checking for max happiness. Note that happiness also affects the move power of the moves Frustration and Return. The base power of these moves can be between 0 - 102. For Frustration the further away the happiness value is from 255, the stronger it will be and the further way from 0 the happiness value is, the stronger Return will be. The actual base power is calculated by the formula Happiness / 2.5; the 102 base power occurs when your Pokemon has max/min happiness depending on the move and the 0 base power when they're at the complete opposite end of the spectrum of the move. Return is usually the easiest to maintain since Pokemon naturally become happier but if you want to use Frustration, feed them a lot of herbs. By the way, the massager at Veilstone City is a blonde woman in one of the houses near the gym. The Ribbon Syndicate massage is located in the large building in the Resort Area but you need a Pokemon with 10 ribbons alone on its personage to get in there. The six EV berries are the Grepa, Kelpsy, Tamato, Pomeg, Qualot and Hondew berries. =============================================================================== [004] SECRET ABILITY EFFECTS [OI004] =============================================================================== While all effects have some sort of effect in battle, there are actually many that also have an effect outside battle, in the field. Though this doesn't apply to all abilities, there are quite a few that follow this extra rule. The list with names and effects of these are as follows: o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | NAME | EFFECT | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o | Arena Trap | The chance of encountering a Pokemon in an area is doubled.| | Compoundeyes | If lead, Wild Pokemon have a higher chance to hold items. | | Cute Charm* | If lead, opposite gender to wielder has 66.6% of appearing.| | Flame Body | Eggs hatch in half the normal egg cycles. | | Hustle | If lead, chance of high level Wild Pokemon is halved. | | Hyper Cutter | If Cut is used in grass, a wider range of grass is cut. | | Illuminate | The chance of encountering a Pokemon in an area is doubled.| | Intimidate | If lead, chance of low level Wild Pokemon is halved. | | Keen Eye | If lead, chance of low level Wild Pokemon is halved. | | Magma Armor | Eggs hatch in half the normal egg cycles. | | Magnet Pull | Multiplies chance of seeing Wild Steel Pokemon by x1.5. | | Pressure | If lead, chance of high level Wild Pokemon is halved. | | Sand Veil | If lead, drops chance of Pokemon in a sandstorm by half. | | Static | Multiplies chance of seeing WIld Electric Pokemon by x1.5. | | Sticky Hold | Makes hooking Pokemon with the rod easier when fishing. | | Suction Cups | Makes hooking Pokemon with the rod easier when fishing. | | Synchronize* | If lead 50% chance that encounters have same nature as user| | Vital Spirit | If lead, chance of high level Wild Pokemon is halved. | | White Smoke | If lead, chance of encountering a Pokemon is halved. | o-----------------------------------------------------------------------------o * Cute Charm does not affect swarming Pokemon. Synchronize does not affect running Pokemon but all other wild encounters are effected. As well as these, Pickup is also another ability that works kind of field wise. After any battle, a Pokemon who doesn't have an item equipped and has this ability has a 10% chance of picking an item. The quality of items depends on the level of the Pokemon, the best quality being available to Pokemon that are Level 91 or over. The possible items and chances are as follows: Level 1 - 10 30%: Potion 10%: Antidote, Super Potion, Great Ball, Repel, Escape Rope, Full Heal 5%: Hyper Potion 3%: Ultra Ball 1%: Hyper Potion, Nugget Level 11 - 20 30%: Antidote 10%: Super Potion, Great Ball, Repel, Escape Rope, Full Heal, Hyper Potion 5%: Ultra Ball 3%: Revive 1%: Nugget, King's Rock Level 21 - 30 30%: Super Potion 10%: Great Ball, Repel, Escape Rope, Full Heal, Hyper Potion, Ultra Ball 5%: Revive 3%: Rare Candy 1%: King's Rock, Full Restore Level 31 - 40 30%: Great Ball 10%: Repel, Escape Rope, Full Heal, Hyper Potion, Ultra Ball, Revive 5%: Rare Candy 3%: Dusk Stone 1%: Full Restore, Ether Level 41 - 50 30%: Repel 10%: Escape Rope, Full Heal, Hyper Potion, Ultra Ball, Revive, Rare Candy 5%: Dusk Stone 3%: Shiny Stone 1%: Ether, White Herb Level 51 - 60 30%: Escape Rope 10%: Full Heal, Hyper Potion, Ultra Ball, Revive, Rare Candy, Dusk Stone 5%: Shiny Stone 3%: Dawn Stone 1%: White Herb, TM44 Rest Level 61 - 70 30%: Full Heal 10%: Hyper Potion, Ultra Ball, Revive, Rare Candy, Dusk Stone, Shiny Stone 5%: Dawn Stone 3%: Full Restore 1%: TM44 Rest, Elixir Level 71 - 80 30%: Hyper Potion 10%: Ultra Ball, Revive, Rare Candy, Dusk Stone, Shiny Stone, Dawn Stone 5%: Full Restore 3%: Max Revive 1%: Elixir, TM01 Focus Punch Level 81 - 90 30%: Ultra Ball 10%: Revive, Rare Candy, Dusk Stone, Shiny Stone, Dawn Stone, Full Restore 5%: Max Revive 3%: PP Up 1%: TM01 Focus Punch, Leftovers Level 91 - 100 30%: Revive 10%: Rare Candy, Dusk Stone, Shiny Stone, Dawn Stone, Full Restore, Max Revive 5%: PP Up 3%: Max Elixir 1%: Leftovers, TM26 Earthquake 1% items are particuarly valuable in the later levels, but each 1% item only has a 1/100 chance of being obtained. You basically have 2% to obtain a prized item but only 1% of it being the one you actually want, which is pretty annoying. At least in the later levels, you get 10% for the Dawn, Dusk and Shiny Stones, making them a bit easier to get. I had some crazy maths here before that I can't remember how I worked out (incorrectly, I might add) but I decided to rewrite this part. e_e Thank you to SaiyanShadow for pointing out the mathematical errors that were here previously. =============================================================================== [005] THE SPECIFICS OF FEEBAS [OI005] =============================================================================== Feebas is quite possibly the hardest Pokemon to ever encounter in the Pokemon games. Excluding event Pokemon such as Arceus, Celebi, Darkrai etcetera it is point blank one of the hardest ever. This is because Feebas only appears in one place in the whole of Sinnoh; the basement of Mt. Coronet {B1F} with the lake and in that lake Feebas is only found in a total of four fishing spots in the entire lake. The four tiles can be any four tiles in the lake and to make matters worse, the four tiles change around EVERY DAY! If you have a good, long time then you'll be able to do this. Using the Old Rod is probably best for this since if you encounter it as opposed to a Magikarp you have found one of the tiles. The tiles aren't neccessarily next to eachother either. You'll have to search each one individually to do a thorough search of the area. It's probably best to start from the very top tiles and from there search each tile like so; >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>V V<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>V V<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ...and so on and so forth. You'll eventually find a tile. You may want to try about twice every tile, if not 3-4 times if you're especially cautious. If you do find Feebas, be sure to catch at least one before midnight where the tiles will change! You practically need Surf to get Feebas since it's unlikely the four tiles will be on the coast of the lake. I suppose it isn't as bad as RSE since Route 119 had an absolute ton of water though and there was even a section that required the use of Waterfall to get up. As an alternative to these methods, you can Pal Park one from your ADV games if you were lucky enough to get one (they never gave you a Shadow Feebas or Milotic in Colosseum or XD, unfortunately...) or you can try the GTS or just trading in general. Once you actually get a Feebas, you then have to evolve it into a Milotic and this is also difficult. Feebas has a unique evolution condition; to get it to evolve into Milotic you must gave its beauty amount to a sufficent value (~180) and then level it up for it to evolve. You will want strong beauty poffins for this; using berries such as the Pamtre Berry is your best bet and you can also buy Poffins from the basement of Veilstone Dept. Store. It is easier if Feebas has a nature that likes the flavour of the beauty Poffins but it isn't completely required. If you succeed in getting a Milotic, congratulations! You've overcome one of the most annoying things to ever grace the Pokemon series so far. =============================================================================== [006] SUPER CONTESTS [OI006] =============================================================================== To be expanded at a later date. =============================================================================== [007] MECHANICS OF CATCHING POKEMON [OI007] =============================================================================== Catching Pokemon is something you need to do in every game, unless you are trying to do a game with just Pokemon that are given to you or something, which is a possible challenge. Anyway, Catching Pokemon does have mathematics behind it. You don't really need to know them, but it's interesting to know, I guess. Basically, the formula for this is as follows: Catch = PokeballEffect (((( 4 * Max HP - 2 * HP ) * Catch Rate ) / Max HP ) + Status + 1 ) / 256 Pokeball Effect - The multipler of the Pokeball. All of the equations in the bracket are completed, then the whole thing is multiplied by the bonus that the Pokeball you are using provides. I'll list what each one does below. Max HP is the Pokemon's max HP and HP by itself is how much HP it has at the current time (but as in Max HP - Current HP, not just Current HP by itself or Pokemon would get harder to catch with damage...) Catch Rate is the catch rate for each individual Pokemon. For example, the majority of legendaries are 3, Mantyke and Chatot are 25, Caterpie is 255, etc. Catch rates can be found in PokeDex resources. Status are the statuses ie freeze, sleep etcetera. Each status has a value that affects the capture chance. +1 is just an additional +1 value onto the value otherwise. After all of these are calculated, the bracketed number is multiplied by the PokeBallEffect and then divided by 256 to give the final number. The final number is in decimal form as a percentage; the closer it is to 1, the higher chance of capture and the closer it is to 0, the lower the chance. If the formula works out as a number that is more than 1, then the Pokemon should capture immediately, without any breaking out or anything. There is one exception; if the HP value for a Pokemon exceeds 255, then the HP parts in the formula have the HP divided by four before placing it into the Pokeball equation... I think. The Pokeball multiplers are as follows: Pokeball - *1 Great Ball - *1.5 Ultra Ball - *2 Master Ball - *255? Safari Ball - *1.5 Net Ball - *1 but if Pokemon is Water/Bug type, change to *3 Dive Ball - *1 but if Pokemon is underwater, change to *3.5 (n/a in DPP) Nest Ball - *1 to a poss *3. Formula (40 - OppoLv)/10 used. Higher no = better. Repeat Ball - *1 but if Pokemon has been captured previously, *3. Timer Ball - *1 to *4. Formula (Turn + 10) / 10. Chance max at > 40 turns. Luxury Ball - *1 Premium Ball - *1 Dusk Ball - *1 but *4 if in a dark place (ie caves) or night. Heal Bell - *1 Quick Ball - *4 to *1. *4 for first five, *3 for next five etc until *1. Cherish Ball - *1; cannot actually obtain it to catch Pokemon with. Remember, 1 or more is a guaranteed capture and under is a percentage. If by some chance you get 0 or lower, then the Pokemon won't be captured. I don't think that's actually possible though. =============================================================================== [008] EVOLUTIONARY METHODS [OI008] =============================================================================== Within the Pokemon games, there are many methods of evolving Pokemon. The way to evolve Pokemon can be found in PokeDex resources. I'll just list possible methods of evolution here. This section is a bit useless, really. POSSIBLE WAYS OF EVOLUTION: - Reach a certain level - Use an elemental stone - Trade a Pokemon - Trade a Pokemon with an item attached - Reach a certain level with a happiness rating of 220 or over - Reach a certain level at a certain time with an item attached - Reach a certain level with Atk and Def different/same to decide the evo - Have a Remoraid in your party - Learn a specific move then grow a level - Have a Beauty value of 180 or more - Grow a level in a specific area (Eterna Forest, Route 217, Mt. Coronet) - Use a stone with a Pokemon that is a specific gender - Reach a certain level with happiness 220 or over with a specific time of day - Reach a certain level with a specific gender - Evolve a Pokemon with a spare slot in your party + a Pokeball to get a second - Reach a certain level with a specific palette to get a specific form - Reach a certain level with a personality value deciding the evolution path At their core, all of these evolution methods branch from the original three methods in RBY; getting to a certain level, using a stone on the Pokemon or trading it with another person. Later generations have kept to these methods, but added extra conditions to it. Note that for those with level based evolutions, you can press B when they try to evolve to cancel it which lets you get most moves earlier or you can attach an Everstone to prevent the evolution sequence from happening at all. =============================================================================== [14] OTHER GAME CONNECTIVITY [S014] =============================================================================== A section devoted to the other Pokemon games that Platinum can connect with. =============================================================================== [001] POKEMON BATTLE REVOLUTION [CE001] =============================================================================== Pokemon Battle Revolution contains a shop that you can buy items from with PokeCoupons you obtain in the colosseums in the game. Unfortunately the items are incredibly expensive... you can also get a Surf Pikachu, Electivire and Magmortar which have set natures and moves. Platinum also connects to it allowing you to build a team to use on the game or on the Wi-Fi mode, I believe. =============================================================================== [002] MY POKEMON RANCH [CE002] =============================================================================== My Pokemon Ranch is the new Pokemon Box for DPPt. It will be updated for the release of Pokemon Platinum, featuring a total of 1,500 storage slots as well as more toys, the ability to have Pokemon in different forms and such. Pokemon Ranch's only actual gifts include a Phione and a Mew for putting certain levels of Pokemon into the ranch. When you reach these numbers (250 for Phione and 999 for Mew) and get to certain levels in the Ranch, Hayley will offer a trade. For Phione you need to give her a Leafeon and give her any one Pokemon Egg for a Mew. There are also other Pokemon you may be able to trade for, all attached with an item with varying moves and levels. Natures and the actual Pokemon's level are set in stone though, as is the item it holds and the moves it comes with and the ID number. The upgrade to the ranch also includes a background music option, an expansion to the Look-See Club members allowing you to see more different ranches and more scenes like the Totem Pole one, adding new scenes such as Cresselia vs Darkrai, Water Races and such. =============================================================================== [003] POKEMON RANGER: SHADOWS OF ALMIA [CE003] =============================================================================== The sequel to Pokemon Ranger contains three things that can be transferred to Pokemon Platinum. These things are a Riolu that knows Aura Sphere, a Manaphy egg and a special Darkrai. Riolu and Darkrai have an ID that states it is from Almia while Manaphy cannot hatch until you send it across to DPPt. However to get these Pokemon you need to activate the events through Wi-Fi and they have had their run already... it may be impossible to send them across now unless you saved one or something. =============================================================================== [004] THE GBA GAMES AND DIAMOND/PEARL [CE004] =============================================================================== The only transfer here is the Pal Park option where you can send your GBA Pokemon up to DPPt but only if the games are matching language (so UK GBA games will work with US DPPt for example, but German GBA games won't.) Putting a Pokemon GBA game in slot 2 will also add a chance of finding some extra Pokemon in some specific areas, which is explained earlier on in the walkthrough. =============================================================================== [15] OTHER POSSIBLE CHALLENGES [S015] =============================================================================== This section just loves to increase the replay value. =============================================================================== [001] CHALLENGES, YOU SAY? [CH001] =============================================================================== Generally, Pokemon games are not on the whole very hard. There may be the very occasional hard moment, or the E4 might overshadow you completely in levels but on the whole you are fighting a game that is hard to lose. So, you may want to spice it up a little. Challenges generally revolve around a theme of sorts. You basically set certain conditions for yourself and you must follow those conditions up to a point that you set; usually after the main storyline is completely finished (so for DPPt up to the end of Stark Mountain perhaps.) Of course if you're doing something like a competition and they set rules, you need to follow them instead. =============================================================================== [002] MONO TYPE CHALLENGES [CH002] =============================================================================== These are probably one of the most common forms. Mono Type Challenge videos are found in abundance on YouTube (I swear I started the whole craze since I don't think there were any mono challenge videos before I put my Mono Grass Pokemon Crystal up..?) and since then people who have greater popularity have also recorded these such as Redfilipe, with fans raving about how it is SUCH A GOOD IDEA I WANT YOUR BABIES LOL and completely ignoring the person who might have originally started the craze. -grumble- Ignore me; it's not like I can take credit for actually coming up with the idea of the challenges; I just actually put it up to YouTube. I'm sure being immodest here. -ahem- I haven't even explained what they are yet. Mono Type Challenges basically revolve around having a team that just has one type in common for the whole game; every battle. This can make some specific battles quite difficult. For example, the Mono Grass run I did in Pokemon Crystal resulted in Lance being incredibly difficult because I had no easy way to take down the Pokemon in that battle; real pity I didn't bring a Jumpluff along for that. They're quite fun sometimes, too. The six or less Pokemon in the team must all share a type but they _can_ involve dual-typed Pokemon too, just as long as it has at least one type in common with all of the other Pokemon. Of course some mono challenges are a bit hard to do, such as a mono Fire in DP, mono Ghost in RBY and such. Platinum isn't too bad for this since there are quite a few Pokemon for every type thanks to the expanded Sinnoh dex. =============================================================================== [003] MONO COLOUR CHALLENGES [CH003] =============================================================================== A lesser known challenge, Mono Colour challenges involve having a team of six or less Pokemon that all have the same colour. You can either use the PokeDex combination or your own eyesight to decide what Pokemon are allowed or not. Generally it's probably better to determine colour based on the most common one on the body; for example Exeggutor, while having plenty of green, has more brown and would probably count as that. Green Pokemon would be things like Treecko and its evolutions, Bulbasaur and its evolutions, possibly things like Oddish, Breloom and such. This may be too easy since you still get a wide variety of Pokemon to use, however. It might be decent for a bit of fun but it isn't usually a real challenge to do, especially if you pick a particuarly common colour. =============================================================================== [004] SOLO POKEMON CHALLENGES [CH004] =============================================================================== Now these are quite fun in some cases. A solo Pokemon challenge is just playing the game through with only one Pokemon, which can be any Pokemon. You can use a starter, a random Wild Pokemon, etcetera. You can attach extra conditions to it too, like no evolving, no HM slaves and such. Personally, I've done a Mono Pidgey on Pokemon Crystal before; no evolving at all. Jasmine was pretty hard, I can tell you. Only X items and Mud-Slap saved me from that. These are also helpful for speeding through a game quickly ie just using your starter to kill everything in sight instead of raising a team. =============================================================================== [005] OTHER SUGGESTIONS [CH005] =============================================================================== Of course there are a wealth of possible challenges. Basically you can apply any conditions to a game, or use a certain theme. You could do things like Pokemon with Levitate only, Pokemon that have claws, no using Pokemon Centers, battling the least trainers possible, being intentionally underlevelled... things like that. Send in your suggestions by e-mail if you wish! The crazier the better, but not too crazy. =============================================================================== [16] FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS [S016] =============================================================================== These are questions that I've been asked in e-mails. If you're looking for a quick answer to a question, it may well be here. Q: How do I gain access to Stark Mountain? A: You will actually be able to sail from Snowpoint the island before you get the National Dex but your movement out of the Fight Area will be blocked by several trainers, both on Route 225 and Route 230. To get rid of them you need the National Dex. Once you have that then you have free access to the mountain. Q: With Platinum's new features, can it still battle with Diamond and Pearl? A: Yes, it'll work perfectly. No newly introduced alternate forms on Platinum will be in play but you can't do that even with Platinum vs Platinum anyway. The only thing I'm unsure of is what Hypnosis' accuarcy will be because they changed it between D/P and Platinum... =============================================================================== [17] ACTION REPLAY AND OTHER DEVICES [S017] =============================================================================== A section about the prize to some and bane to others. These devices are capable of making things happen in your game that could not normally happen... =============================================================================== [001] WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A CHEAT DEVICE? [CD001] =============================================================================== Cheat devices/codes basically let you edit the game's coding by itself, forcing it to do certain things such as supplying yourself with rare items, making specific Pokemon appear, forcing events to happen, making legendaries appear once more and such. The most common way to use one of these is to either hack in Rare Candies or Master Balls, or use codes that activate the secret events in the game that are normally only available for those who have Wi-Fi access and are active at the correct time. =============================================================================== [002] CODES FOR POKEMON PLATINUM [CD002] =============================================================================== The following codes are compatible with an Action Replay DS or something that supports ARDS codes such as the R4 flashcard and whatnot. These codes are courtesy of 'Cory Brown', who noted that it is very easy to change Japanese Platinum codes into English (you take a line like B2101140 00000000 and change the third 1 in that like to a D, for example). The codes that follow are for the North American version of Platinum. The five shorter codes that require you to press L+R are the event codes. These are the codes you need to use to correctly activate an event. The item that you've selected (or the Manaphy egg) will be held by a green man in any PokeMart once you activate the code. The sixth long code causes Regigigas and Shaymin to appear in Box 18 of your PC. Be sure to have nothing in the first two slots of that box when using the code and pressing L + R or they will be replaced! By the way, those two are the movie versions, allowing you to activate their respective events (the Regis and the Gracidea Flower). Pokemon Platinum Master Code CPUE-D074D1B3 Member's Pass (Press L+R) 94000130 FCFF0000 B2101D40 00000000 0000B5D4 00000008 D2000000 00000000 Azure Flute (Press L+R) 94000130 FCFF0000 B2101D40 00000000 0000B5D4 0000000A D2000000 00000000 Secret Key (Rotom) (Press L+R) 94000130 FCFF0000 B2101D40 00000000 0000B5D4 0000000C D2000000 00000000 Oak's Letter (Press L+R) 94000130 FCFF0000 B2101D40 00000000 0000B5D4 00000009 D2000000 00000000 Manaphy Egg (Press L+R) 94000130 FCFF0000 B2101D40 00000000 0000B5D4 00000007 D2000000 00000000 Put MOVIE Shaymin and Regigigas in Box 18 (Press L + R) [This code might be bugged, but I dunno. Use at your own risk.] 94000130 FCFF0000 B2101D40 00000000 0001DE34 87391D8C 0001DE38 FCB80000 0001DE3C DEC17A06 0001DE40 AABE7257 0001DE44 0ACBA745 0001DE48 36F8BBD2 0001DE4C 90C9C5D3 0001DE50 1300E5F9 0001DE54 551A7A3E 0001DE58 179CC6A1 0001DE5C D0DEEC41 0001DE60 F4B0C59C 0001DE64 38AF793E 0001DE68 BA383B94 0001DE6C 2DA4A04A 0001DE70 22944555 0001DE74 666E2E8F 0001DE78 827740D1 0001DE7C 05EB50DA 0001DE80 22756BC5 0001DE84 C6903DAA 0001DE88 AD4E7520 0001DE8C 8076B23A 0001DE90 63F11576 0001DE94 0C1E41B6 0001DE98 50119B01 0001DE9C 719190BE 0001DEA0 C5153B5A 0001DEA4 0729C930 0001DEA8 36D3616A 0001DEAC 64FAEED9 0001DEB0 ECC80737 0001DEB4 17C483B0 0001DEB8 F22DE13C 0001DEBC AF35FCA0 0001DEC0 C7870000 0001DEC4 F31DD6E2 0001DEC8 C374D225 0001DECC 1B9ED089 0001DED0 81B00392 0001DED4 EB60353B 0001DED8 223A3506 0001DEDC 799572FD 0001DEE0 B35885B4 0001DEE4 FC6ECADD 0001DEE8 FDF49A91 0001DEEC 60EE16FA 0001DEF0 8ECAA172 0001DEF4 A6D50326 0001DEF8 0D545764 0001DEFC 598DA3D8 0001DF00 546668EA 0001DF04 AAE9A2F7 0001DF08 A9303BE3 0001DF0C 85B95CE8 0001DF10 757CEA39 0001DF14 C7D41C0E 0001DF18 F62D5EDC 0001DF1C 1FB8FE44 0001DF20 38892A3D 0001DF24 F12C0D15 0001DF28 5EED4242 0001DF2C B4FF42BC 0001DF30 7476355D 0001DF34 4F3B467B 0001DF38 A9922E40 0001DF3C 782A849D 0001DF40 425CE594 D2000000 00000000 =============================================================================== [18] CONTACT INFORMATION [S018] =============================================================================== These are my contact details, if you need to ask or inform me about something. E-mail me at: drayano60 [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk I'd prefer you didn't try to add me on MSN. I probably won't bother responding to your e-mails if they're stupid. Leave off the stupid e-mails like WE OF THE ARFICAN BANK {NAME} WOULD LIKE TO JOIN... it's annoying. ;-; Funny, but a bit annoying in the end. =============================================================================== [19] COPYRIGHT & CREDITS [S019] =============================================================================== This guide is copyright to myself, Andrew "Drayano" Brooks, 2009. You may not reproduce this guide for the purpose of selling it to others; you may use it for personal use only. Plagiarism of this document is illegal. I have the following people/sites to credit: GameFAQs - For hosting this FAQ, letting people actually see it. Serebii.net - This was incredibly helpful as an information resource for the information in this walkthrough. Combining elements on the site with my own knowledge helped to really flesh out a lot of sections. The PokeEarth part of the site was incredibly helpful for if I missed a trainer's Pokemon, checking different floors and such, etcetera. Bulbapedia - Bulbapedia was also helpful for information such as checking the factors like breeding, PokeRus etcetera for it has a wealth of information on such topics. Donald - The Pokemon Location FAQ on his on GameFAQs for Platinum was really helpful for gaining information such as percentages and whatnot in an easy to read format. Thank you~ You - The usual thank you for reading stuff. You get the picture '~' Especially to those who sent in e-mails with corrections and whatnot. Myself - I wrote the whole thing by myself. I have so much time. :D o----------------------o ============================|END OF FAQ/WALKTHROUGH|=========================== o----------------------o