------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Daily Events and Points of Interest Version 0.91 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Contents | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Use CTL + F to search with the codes. For BEST results, include the entire code so search ~Shard~ instead of Shard. Copy and paste makes this easier. 1) Introduction ~Intr1~ 2) Intended Usage ~Usag1~ 3) Main guide ~Main1~ Before Elite Four Locations ~B4E41~ Jubilife City ~JubCi~ Oreburgh City ~OreCi~ Floaroma City ~FloCi~ Valley Windworks ~ValWi~ Route 205 ~Rt205~ Fuego Ironworks ~FueIr~ Eterna Forest ~EteFo~ Eterna City ~EteCi~ Route 206 ~Rt206~ Route 208 ~Rt208~ Hearthome City ~HeaCi~ Solaceon Town ~SolTo~ Route 210 ~Rt210~ Veilstone City ~VeiCi~ Route 214 ~Rt214~ Valor Lakefront ~ValLa~ Route 213 ~Rt213~ Pastoria City ~PasCi~ Route 212 ~Rt212~ Celestic Town ~CelTo~ Canalave City ~CanCi~ Iron Island ~IroIs~ Route 221 ~Rt221~ Snowpoint City ~SnoCi~ Route 222 ~Rt222~ Sunyshore City ~SunCi~ Post Elite Four Locations ~L8RE4~ Sandgem Town ~SanTo~ Pal Park ~PalPa~ Spring Path ~SprPa~ Victory Road ~VicRo~ Fight Area ~FigAr~ Survival Area ~SurAr~ Route 226 ~Rt226~ Route 227 ~Rt227~ Stark Mountain ~StaMo~ Route 228 ~Rt228~ Resort Area ~ResAr~ Pokemon League ~PkLea~ Pokemon Centers and Daily Battles ~PkCDB~ Shard Tutors ~Shard~ Sunyshore Market Guide ~Markt~ Battle Frontier Items ~BatFI~ Mystery Gift Events ~WLgEv~ Random Sightings ~RanSi~ 4) Version History ~VerHi~ 5) FAQ in a FAQ ~FAQx2~ 6) Copyright Information ~NoCop~ 7) Credits ~Credt~ 8) Contact ~Alien~ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Introduction ~Intr1~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- I decided while I was playing Pokemon Platinum to keep notes of different daily events because I always forgot where key characters such as the Name Rater were. And suddenly I realized, hey maybe if I think some of these things are useful, maybe someone else could find them useful as well. Some of the places and characters noted most people won't have a use for but I just included them because they felt left out. Also, specific TM places and items you need to progress aren't noted because you'd be forced to find those anyway or are better documented in other guides. This is also my first and probably only FAQ. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Intended Usage ~Usag1~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is not a walkthrough of the main game. This is not an item guide. This is just a reference for those times when you wonder "Where are the shard tutors again? Where's that guy that deletes moves?" Or things you might have entirely passed by such as Old Chateau. I had to make up names for some characters because I don't actually know what title they really have. I don't really use cardinal directions in this guide. I decided to stick with simple up, down, up-left, etc directions. You can use CTL+F to search this guide based off of the codes above or maybe something specific that you are looking for like the "Name Rater." If you search Name Rater, you can find where he is fairly easily. I would not advise searching for exact phrase or matching case. This guide is for POKEMON PLATINUM ONLY. Some stuff may be consistent with Diamond and Pearl but I won't guarantee which ones. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Main Guide ~Main1~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Before Elite Four Places~~~~~B4E41~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These are places that have events that can be accessed before the Elite Four is defeated. They still include things that can be accessed after the Elite Four. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jubilife City~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~JubCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Make-A-Group Man-in front of Jubilife TV Station, by a fountain He just allows you to make a group and join one with someone you've mixed records with. Pokemon Lottery Corner (daily) - inside Jubilife TV Station Win prizes based off of how close a Pokemon you have in your possession matches the random lotto number (includes Pokemon you have in boxes) Mystery Gift - inside Jubilife TV Station, 3rd floor Go to Jubilife TV 3rd floor and talk to TV Producer Opition of TV: Everyone Happy Feedback on TV: Wi-Fi Connection Mystery Gift will now appear on your title screen. Gifts you receive through MG can be picked up at any Pokemart, depending on the event it could be a Pokemon (so you may have to have a slot free) or a key item. For the "normal" person, the option you'd be most interested in is the "Get Via Nintendo WFC." If you have a mystery gift, you will have an option for "Check Card." I hear you can hold up to three of these cards. (partial thanks to CDGamer.) Trainer's School - to the left of the Pokemon Center Just in case you forget some of your Pokemon knowledge Global Terminal - far left of the Pokemon Center There's a lot in here but your game manual talks about most of those. Outside of the GTS and various things you do with your VS Recorder, there's a Message to the world guy (1st floor)that allows you to make a statement that goes on your profile if you're doing one of the previous things. There's also a place to register your location. You can only do this once, you don't even have to do it at all really. There's also a "beauty" looking lady who will give you a backdrop (daily) Near the water fountains in from of the Global Terminal There's a guy that asks you what type of Pokemon you like. Honestly worthless in my opinion. This eventually shows up in a TV interview I think. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Oreburgh City~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~OreCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Oreburgh Mining Museum - up and right from the Pokemon Center Makes pokemon from fossils that you may have dug up in the underground or gotten through trade Trainer Type Changer - inside the Pokemon Center Changes what type of trainer you appear as, in local and online interactions. You will still appear as Dawn or Lucas if you're battling someone though. Special Pokemon Trade - apartments to the left of pokemart Machop for an Abra ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Floaroma City~~~~~~~~~~~~~FloCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop (daily) Free berry. Shop with an awning over it. Near the back of Floaroma City, its own area. Buy Honey ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Valley Windworks~~~~~~~~~~~ValWi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Special Pokemon (Drifloon) Friday's only after beating Commander Mars ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 205~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt205~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pokemon Center like rest cabin just in front of the entrance to Eterna Forest ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fuego Ironworks~~~~~~~~~~~~FueIr~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Requires the use of surf off Route 205 Man trades shards for star pieces tradable in 1 or 10 increments; for every one star piece you give him you get 1 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow, and 1 green shard These instructions are crappy so might want to use another guide or video for real details, these directions are in button presses From entrance: 2 up, 9 left, 1 down, 1 down, 2 left, 3 down, 5 right, 10 down, 1 right, 3 up, 1 right, 1 down, 1 right, 8 up, 5 right, 1 down, 3 down, 5 right, 2 left, 1 up, 1 left, 2 down, 4 left, 7 left ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Eterna Forest~~~~~~~~~~~~~~EteFo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Old Chateau - Rotom (1 time only Special Night Pokemon) Some argue that its not a legend because you can breed it... Who cares? Catch it or faint it anyway! Secret Event - The Ghosts of Old Chateau At night time in game, you can occasionally see a ghost in Old Chateau. There's only two that I know of. The first is the old man. He appears in the first floor dining room. The second is a small girl. She is on the second floor. In the area with 5 rooms, she appears in the 1st room (counting from the right end). HOWEVER!, you must be in the room with the eyes (second from the right) in order to see her. There are no limits on how many times you can see them but their encounter rate isn't very high so you may have to reenter a room several times to get them to appear. thebattleax adds: Nighttime in game is from 8:00PM-4:00AM. I have seen one as early as 7:46 (19:46 in game) so I guess Evening counts too. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Eterna City~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~EteCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Underground Man - to the right of poke center Gain the ability to dig around in the underground and build a secret bases. Condominiums Trade Buizel for Chatot Name Rater - he allows you to change the name of a Pokemon that you are the Original Trainer for. (thebattleax reminded me to finish description) Professor Oak - House nearest gym (must first ENTER Pal Park at least once) He'll give you information that will release Articuno, Moltress, and Zapdos into the world. (thanks to Zeldafan77) Secret Room - Team Galactic Base (must beat boss in base) must have secret key First floor all the way top left between wall and computer, click on the upper wall to reveal a hidden room to let you change ROTOM shape and give you an ability per shape. (Thanks to CDGamer) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 206~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt206~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Wayward Cave - under cycling road Flash is recommended to have. You can gain Mira as a partner. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 208~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt208~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Berry Master's House - a daily free berry and Mulch Shop - change the way your berries grow ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hearthome City~~~~~~~~~~~~HeaCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mr. Goods - short distance in front of Pokemon Center He gives you items based off of certain accomplishments in the game ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Globe | Connect over Nintendo DS Wi-Fi at least once | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Gym Statue | Obtain all 8 gym badges | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Cute Cup | Beat Master Rank of the Pokemon Super Contest (Cute) | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Cool Cup | Beat Master Rank of the Pokemon Super Contest (Cool) | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Beauty Cup | Beat Master Rank of the Pokemon Super Contest (Beauty)| ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Tough Cup | Beat Master Rank of the Pokemon Super Contest (Tough) | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Smart Cup | Beat Master Rank of the Pokemon Super Contest (Smart) | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Blue Crystal| Greet 100 people in the Underground | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Pink Crystal| Give goods to people 100 times in the Underground | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Red Crystal| Unearth 100 Fossils Pokemon fossils or Rare Bones | | | in the Underground | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- |Yellow Crystal| Set 100 traps in the Underground | ---------------------------------------------------------------------- (thanks to Zeldafan77 for list) Bebe's House - to the right of the Pokemon Center She gives you an Eevee. Also changes the name of PC's from Someone's PC to Bebe's PC. Contest Hall - for Pokemon Contests Amity Square East Gate- go for a walk with "cute" Pokemon. I'd like to specifically note the East Gate (right). There's a janitor hanging somewhere around in here but you must use these special hidden teleports in "ancient sand castles" to reach him. His location changes day by day. You cannot just walk inside them to get to him. The inside of the sand castles follows this format. Each "[]" is a block. The one with the X in it is the one you should use to reach him. You might reach him by going left but it is harder because it loops between two specific locations. By going right, it might take a little longer but you'll definitely reach him. [][][x] [] Permitted Pokemon to gain entrance into Amity Square are: Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Chimchar, Monferno, Infernape, Piplup, Prinplup, Empoleon, Pikachu, Clefairy, Psyduck, Pachirisu, Happiny, Buneary, Drifloon, Jigglypuff, Torchic, Skitty, and Shroomish. You can find a certain accessory item based off of what kind of Pokemon you brought with you. Pokemon Fan Club - odd looking house with a Heart over it -Pokemon Fan Club president will give you a Poffin Case -His "assistant" checks your Pokemon's happiness, useless if you have the Happiness checker Pokemon app (both thanks to thebattleax) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Solaceon Town~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SolTo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pokemon Daycare Leave up to two Pokemon here to allow them to gain levels and experience. Also used to breed Pokemon. News Press (daily) - get random Poke balls and a Heart Scale for bringing them whatever Pokemon they request. Zeldafan77 adds this: "the guy will ask you for a random Pokemon from the Sinnoh Dex, not the National Dex, and it does not matter whether you’ve seen it or not because he once asked me for Giratina when I only had about 5 badges" thebattleax also adds: This is the only place with a chance to get Dive balls, other than importing them through Pal Park. Seal Boy - show him Unown that you catch and get a letter based off of that Unown. Solaceon Ruins - catch Unown in here ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 210~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt210~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Cafe Cabin - buy Moo Moo Milk and have a few battles(battles are one time only) Grandma Wilma's House - in a house in the foggy area to the right of Celestic Town, which is accessible by Rock Climb. She teaches the Ultimate Dragon move (Draco Meteor) to a Dragon Type Pokemon with Max friendship. (thanks to Zeldafan77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Veilstone City~~~~~~~~~~~VeiCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ House North of Pokemon Center - A man gives you a free Porygon Massage girl - house south of gym She gives your Pokemon a massage to make them friendlier and gives you a bonus accessory item for contests or photos Coin case-in the house to the right of massage lady; clown Pick a hand, you'll get the case either way. Veilstone City Game Corner Go here to gamble uselessly in Pokemon. The prizes are nice though if you have the money or patience to buy/earn enough coins. If you get 10+ bonus rounds in the Game Corner, you will get TM64 Explosion. (thanks to thebattleax) Prize Exchange (right beside the game corner) There's a man inside who will tell you what the hidden power type of your Pokemon. Does not work for Pokemon who cannot actually learn Hidden Power. (thanks to thebattleax) Prizes Item # of coins Silk Scarf 1000 coins Wide Lens 1000 coins Zoom Lens 1000 coins Metronome 1000 coins TM90 Substitute 2000 coins TM58 Endure 2000 coins TM75 Swords Dance 4000 coins TM32 Double Team 4000 coins TM44 Rest 6000 coins TM89 U-Turn 6000 coins TM10 Hidden Power 6000 coins TM27 Return 8000 coins TM21 Frustration 8000 coins TM35 Flamethrower 10000 coins TM24 Thunderbolt 10000 coins TM13 Ice Beam 10000 coins TM29 Psychic 10000 coins TM74 Gyro Ball 15000 coins TM68 Giga Impact 20000 coins Veilstone Department Store - sells a variety of things like Poffins, Berries, TM’s, Vitamins, and Goods for your Secret Base in the Underground. (thanks to Zeldafan77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 214~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt214~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ruin Maniac - directly south of Veilstone City Gate He's picking his way through this tunnel. The more types of Unown you catch the more progress he makes. If you get the entire 26 alphabet then he will finish and open up a secret Unown chamber with the "!" and "?" Unown. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Valor Lakefront~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ValLa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Seven Stars Restaurant - double battles (9AM to 11PM) (thanks to Zeldafan77 for exact times) Game Directors House - he wants to see your completed Pokedex. You can see a nice little certificate if you show him a completed one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 213~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt213~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hotel Grand Lake - Pokemon center like rest place Dr. Footsteps House - he checks your Pokemon's footsteps to see what they have to say about you. If they are happy enough, he will give that Pokemon a ribbon. Try bringing different Pokemon like Dunsparce or Porygon-Z to see what he says. Zeldafan77 adds that MAX friendship is required to get this ribbon. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pastoria City~~~~~~~~~~~~PasCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Great Marsh (or Safari Zone) - Inside a guy gives free shards (Daily) Scarf Guy - if your Pokemon has maxed out stats in a certain contest attribute you get a scarf based off that maxed out stat. Move Tutor or Move Relearner - house nearest surf water, south of berry patch He teaches any of your Pokemon a move they may have forgotten in exchange for a heart scale. Bug Boy - house to the left of Move Relearner Get a macho brace for male and female combee Free Berry (daily) - House nearest west exit The types of berries you get here are the "super-effective attack weakening" berry type. (thanks to thebattleax for the super-effective note. I never noticed that.) Secret Event - Croagunk Sighting Sometimes a Croagunk appears when you put your face through the back of the Croagunk sign in front of the Great Marsh. (Just in case, the back meaning your character's face should be visible through the sign). You will hear the sound of a Croagunk. It will look around and disappear into the marsh. RUMOR CONTROL: You DO NOT have to be on your bike. You CAN do it after beating Stark Mountain. You do NOT have to start a Safari Game. You do NOT have to beat the Pokemon League again to make it happen again. My method: Fly to town (or load save). Run/ride to sign. If it doesn't work. Run inside the Great Marsh Observatory Gate and immediately run out (do NOT start a Safari Game). Run/ride to sign again. Repeat as many times as necessary. Have patience. It might not appear on your first few times. Give it at least 20 before giving up. This is MY Method. This doesn't mean this is the only way. (thanks to Zeldafan77 for informing me about this event) N/e/g/i/m/a/S/o/n/i/c/ wrote this guide. Please don't steal it. ^-^ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 212~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt212~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shard House Pokemon Mansion - includes 5 Maid Exact Turn Knockout Challenge (daily) Rare candy trick from thebattleax "If you KO them in their randomly generated turn parameters (5 clefairies for 5-9 turns), you can battle a lv35 Blissey, which provides almost 2000 EXP. But what's really surprising is the held item: Rare Candy. You must use trick/switcheroo/thief/covet to get it, however, and there is the omnipresent fear of Blissey using Fling, getting rid of the Rare Candy. (You didn't think this would be easy, would you?). Other than spending a whopping 48 BP on a single Rare Candy, this is the only way to get unlimited ones, and it is Platinum-exclusive."** **pbob would like to point out that you can also get unlimited rare candies if you're lucky with a Pokemon with the ability pickup. The Pokemon with this ability are Meowth, Aipom, Teddiursa, Phanphy, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Parchirisu, Ambipom, and Munchlax. Though tecnically, this is NOT platinum exclusive. Levels and your percentage chances: 21-30: 3% 31-40: 5% 41-100: 10% There's a lot more things you can get with this ability but I decided that is better noted in other guides ^-^;; (after national dex) - Talk to Mr. Backlot add one pokemon to the Trophy Garden everyday although you can get the same type more than once includes: Azurill, Castform, Chansey, Cleffa, Clefairy, Ditto, Eevee, Happiny, Jigglypuff, Marill, Minun, and Plusle Picture of Manaphy - you can find a picture of Manaphy for your Sinnoh Dex in the same room as Mr. Backlot. (thanks to Zeldafan77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Celestic Town~~~~~~~~~~~~~CelTo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pokemart House - guy with glasses gives the following once during following periods of day: Choice specs (morning), Blackglasses (day), and Wise Glasses (night) There is a guy in the Pokemon Center on the left side who will give you a daily Great Ball if your lead Pokemon is friendly with you (2 hearts small or big on the Friendship App on the Poketch). (thanks to Zeldafan77) (after national dex) -In Celestic, you can unlock Dialga and Palkia appearing at Spear Pillar by talking to Cynthia's Grandmother. You will need to find the Adamant Orb and the Lustrous Orb (found at Mt. Coronet by using waterfall) and have it with you when you go to Spear Pillar. For specific details on this, see a full walkthrough. (thanks to Zeldafan77 and puenboy) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Canalave City~~~~~~~~~~~~~CanCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Move Deleter - house down (south) from the Pokemon center This is the guy you go to if you need to delete any move including HMs. Canalave Library - yay reading! Sailor Eldritch's House (and Canalave Dock) Go here for your all access pass to Iron Island or Fullmoon Island (after National Dex) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Iron Island~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~IroIs~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Riley - partner with him and earn a Riolu egg for your efforts. Really he's not very missable unless you barely explored Iron Island at all. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 221~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt221~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Old Man (daily) - in the only house on this route near Pal Park. Gives you one of the below items if you show him Pokemon of a certain level. They are: Black Belt, Expert Belt, and Focus Sash. Pal Park. However this place is useless until after you beat the Elite Four so I give it its own section in the Post Elite Four Events. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Snowpoint City~~~~~~~~~~~~~SnoCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Trade - Medicham for Haunter (the Haunter comes with an everstone) Shard man/Trendy Saying Man The Trendy Saying Man gives you words that go in the "Tough Words" category whenever you get to give feedback (like typing a letter or answering an interview in game). There are a total of 32 words you can get from him. (thanks to Michel Dijkstra and Zeldafan77) (after Elite Four) - ship to the "Battle Zone" Really only useful on the first trip. Otherwise, you'd probably use fly. Snowpoint Temple - after National Dex Regigigas is caught here if you have caught Regice, Registeel, and Regirock. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 222~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt222~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pokemon Size Contest - a Fisherman who wants to see a really big Remoraid Pikachu Fan Club - a Pokemanic with a passion for Pikachus... One of the Pikachus is actually a Poke Kid so prepare for battle. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sunyshore City~~~~~~~~~~~~~SunCi~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Julia's House (daily) You get the following ribbons based off of what day it is. It doesn't really matter what "story" you tell her. Sunday - Smile, Monday - Alert, Tuesday - Shock, Wednesday - Downcast, Thursday - Careless, Friday - Relax, Saturday - Snooze A House accessible only by Rock Climb Scientist gives Poketch apps for certain natures. Naive - Dot Artist, Serious - Calendar, and Quirky - Roulette Sunyshore Market -World's Seal Shop -Effort Ribbon lady (if your lead Pokemon has max 510 EVs, you get this ribbon) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Post Elite Four Locations ~L8RE4~ | | all areas below here require you to AT LEAST have beaten the Elite Four | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Sandgem Town~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SanTo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Professor Rowan's Lab (after Pokemon League) - come here to get the national dex if you've seen all 210 Sinnoh Pokemon Dawn/Luca's House (after national dex) - sister tells you where a pokemon swarm is ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pal Park~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PalPa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Migrate Pokemon from Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Firered, and Leafgreen. (daily) Sort of. You can only migrate 6 Pokemon from a game pak once every 24 hours. If you have more than one game pack, you can migrate 6 per game pack. But you must catch all six from any given pack (and save) before you can do it again. You get a free berry based off your catching score. **of some note, messing with the DS clock forfeits and restarts the 24 hour wait even if you didn't migrate during that day. And the 24 hours doesn't start until you attempt to migrate those Pokemon again. So if you mess with your DS clock at 7:00 PM and forget to attempt to migrate until 10:00 PM then you can't migrate until 10:00 PM again after the game "adjusts" to the change. Anyway, that's a little too much for this guide. There are more detailed guides dedicated to this. Now for this guide: A girl on the first floor (to the left of the entrance) - she wants to see two a Snorlax and a Kecleon (in that order). She'll give you Poketch Apps. The Kitchen Timer (Snorlax) and Color Changer (Kecleon). On the second floor, a girl will give you a things depending on which pack you have in. Crown - Firered, Tiara - Leafgreen, Seafloor - Sapphire, Sky - Emerald, and Underground - Ruby. (thanks to Zeldafan77 for pointing at that I should've added this, used CAHowell's Diamond guide for reference on the 2nd floor girl) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Spring Path~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SprPa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Turnback Cave Okay technically, you get to see this area before beating the Elite Four but Cynthia blocks your way to getting back in. That's where the Griseous Orb is. Turns Giratina into the Origin form. And allows you to visit Distortion World one more time. Although this time around, you can't explore as much. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Victory Road~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~VicRo~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Victory Road 2 / Route 224 Similar situation as above. A guy blocks your way until you beat the Elite Four You get to partner with Marley and gain access to Route 224 as your reward. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Fight Area~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FigAr~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Super Rod from Fisherman (after national dex) "Item Expert" - southernmost house He explains basic information about some competitive battle items: Lum Berry, Focus Sash, Expert Belt, Life Orb, Choice Scarf, Choice Band, Choice Specs, and Leftovers. Useful if you forgot exactly how much certain items boost your attack, heal, and so on. (thanks to thebattleax) Battle Frontier - contains Battle Tower, Hall, Factory, Castle, and Arcade Your versus recorder gets upgraded to tell you how many battle points you've earned and display "prints" you've earned on the Battle Frontier. Also, there's a scratch-off lottery card game. You can get either one nugget, three of the EV-reducing, happiness-boosting berries, or super-effective type weakening berry. (thanks to thebattleax) Battle Tower - special mention here. The only one of the facilities that has wifi features and multi battles with a computer partner. Also, the only one where you can work with a friend from Diamond or Pearl (and of course Platinum) There's also a judge (scientist sprite) he makes two statements about your Pokemon's IVs. According to slg369 (The first statement) If the IV total is between 0 and 90: "This Pokemon's potential is decent all around." If the IV total is between 91 and 120: "This Pokemon's potential is above average overall." If the IV total is between 121 and 150: "This Pokemon has relatively superior potential overall." If the IV total is between 151 and 186: "This Pokemon has outstanding potential overall." (The second statement) If the highest IV is between 0 and 15: "It's rather decent in that regard." If the highest IV is between 16 and 25: "It's very good in that regard." If the highest IV is between 26 and 30:"It's fantastic in that regard." If the highest IV is 31: "It can't be better in that regard." Wi-fi Quotes man (also in Battle Tower) There is a person (has the school kid appearance) who can change what you say when you appear on someone else's game through Wi-fi Battle Tower. There's "before battle", "upon winning", "upon losing", and "becoming No. 1" statements (thanks to thebattleax) Battle Hall - INCOMPLETE/TOO LARGE Unfortunately This particular area is unusual as you can get BP indirectly from battling even without winning. There's a guy standing beside the two monitors that show your records for your challenges here. He will give you BP for reaching certain benchmarks with your OVERALL wins. I don't remember the numbers before 100 total but after that... 100-450 total: get 5 bp every 50 matches (starting with 100) 500-? total: get 10 bp every 100 (starting with 500) sadly I've only made it to 632 at time of writing and I probably won't progress further for awhile. Sent from Zeldafan77: "Depending on how many consecutive wins you have, you will gain Fans. If your main character is a boy (Lucas), your major fan will be Serena (a girl). If your main character is a girl (Dawn), your major fan will be Winston (a boy). Their dialogue changes as you advance in overall wins. Visiting fan - You'll also get visitors cheering you on in the lobby. If your total record is over 500, you get Dawn/Lucas. Over 1000 you get Dawn/Lucas or your mother; and over 10,000 you get Dawn/Lucas, your mother, Professor Oak, or Jasmine." Of these I can only confirm Serena because I've never played as a girl and because I'm not nearly good enough to get close to 500. If/when you get over 10,000 consecutive wins you get Dawn/Lucas and your mother for sure and either Oak or Jasmine, or if it is either Dawn/Lucas OR your mother OR Professor Oak OR Jasmine. I got this information from the guidebook." From author: I'll try to make it to 1000 so I can clarify this a bit but this might be awhile. Also if you do make it to 500, as with a lot of other things, there's only a CHANCE of Dawn/Lucas appearing (they'll be seated beside the idol in front of the TV) AFTER you win or lose a challenge. They do not appear upon entry into the Battle Hall and they disappear if you leave the BH or start a new challenge (though they may technically reappear once that challenge is finished). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Survival Area~~~~~~~~~~~~~~SurAr~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shard man - access from Route 226 (requires Rock Climb) He also has a book that gives a hint as to why certain Shard Tutors like certain colored shards. Battleground (after completing the Stark Mountain mission) (daily) Fight gym leaders and "special" trainers here. The special trainers are any of the double battle partners you may have teamed with during the course of the game so Riley, Buck, Cheryl, Marley, and Mira. **Of some note** The number of trainers you get to fight are from 2 and 4. No more than 3 are gym leaders, and there's only one special trainer at a time. And it's decided randomly the first time you enter in a day. So save before you enter and reset if you don't like who you're facing or don't have the maximum number of opponents. Rival Level Up - Special note from Zeldafan77: In the Survival Area, your Rival stands right outside the Battleground every day and says random stuff. If you talk to him on Saturday or Sunday you will get to battle him. http://serebii.net/platinum/rival.shtml says that there are three phases. In Phase 1, his Pokemon are levels 59-65, which the Guidebook and I agree with. According to the site, in Phase 2 his Pokemon are levels 69-75, which I cannot confirm because of the Guidebook (I’ll explain in a bit). In Phase 3, the last phase, his Pokemon are levels 79-85, which I also agree with. Because the site says they do not know how you upgrade each phase and the fact that the Guidebook says His Pokemon have gained 12-14 levels, and if you’ve entered the Hall of Fame more than 20 times, they’ll be even stronger. (the first part talks about Phase 1 and the last part talks about Phase 3) I believe that on your first visit to the Survival Area, providing you have not yet entered the Hall of Fame more than 10 times, his Pokemon will be at Phase 1. This leads me to believe that you can get Phase 2 after entering the Hall of Fame at least 11 times. Therefore, Phase 3 will be after 21 times. The book told me that I needed to enter more than 20 times. By the time I had done so, I had not seen Phase 2 and so the next time I battled my rival, it was Phase 3. This is just a theory but whatever. (JER_Y confirms the Phase 2 information) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 226~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt226~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Foreign Languages Poke Man - powers up your Pokedex to read different languages offers a few alternate language Pokemon for trade himself ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 227~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt227~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Pokemon Center like Rest House a creepy lady who wants you to keep resting... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Stark Mountain~~~~~~~~~~~~~~StaMo~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Partner with Buck. Earns you access to the Battleground in Survival Area. Also, gives you a chance to catch Heatran. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 228~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Rt228~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ultimate move man He teaches an "ultimate move" to the final evolution of every starter Pokemon. Also, note that they must have max happiness (thanks to Zeldafan77). The moves are Blast Burn (for fire), Frenzy Plant (for grass), and Hydro Cannon (for water) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Resort Area~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ResAr~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ribbon Syndicate - Get your Pokemon massaged here (daily) From a reader, Zeldafan77 "you need a Total of 10 different ribbons to get in, not 45. You do not even have to do any contests, just a ribbon for each day of the week from Juila, the Effort Ribbon for max EVs, the Footprint Ribbon for Friendship (2 big or small hearts I believe, might be max though), and the Sinnoh Champ Ribbon (they do not have to all be one Pokemon but I do believe the six Pokemon in your current party combined have to have them all). (JER_Y also sent similar info) Get your own villa The villa is free but most items are not. You unlock more items at certain in game achievements. Random people show up to check on your villa as well. Some bust in, some wait outside, and some are already there. I also noticed something recently: your visitor is set from the first time you load a save that day, so soft resetting can help you see someone different if you desire. But the first time you save that day, even if you don't visit your Villa, the visitor is then set for that day. A list provided by Zeldafan77 for all items Note that the first 11 items are available from the beginning. 1. Table-free 2. Big sofa-$120,000 3. Small sofa-$90,000 4. Bed-$187,000 5. Night table-$58,000 6. TV-$220,000 7. Audio system-$160,000 8. Bookshelf-$150,000 (Professor Rowan can now come) 9. Rack-$127,000 10. Houseplant-$120,000 11. PC desk-$168,000 12. Music box-$25,300-can order once you have the rack 13. Pokemon bust (left)-$150,000-can order once you battle each of the Battle Frontier facilities more than once 14. Pokemon bust (right)-$150,000-can order once you get any one type of Silver Print (beat any Frontier Brain once) 15. Piano-$146,700-can order once you’ve entered the Hall of Fame 10 times (Cynthia can now come)** 16. Guest set-$208,000-can order once you’ve had over 50 battles at the Battleground 17. Wall clock-$52,000-can order once you’ve planted over 50 berries 18. Masterpiece-$140,000-can order once you’ve hatched over 30 Eggs 19. Tea set-$108,000-can order when you get the guest set 20. Chandelier-$120,000-can order when you’ve taken over 300,000 steps since the beginning of the game **According to Taedan, she can visit you before entering the Hall of Fame 10x. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pokemon League~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PkLea~~~~~~~~~~~~ Once the Battleground in the Survival Area is unlocked, you can revisit the Pokemon League for a rematch with a stronger Elite Four and Champion, all of whose Pokemon are the same but with a 15-16 level increase. (thanks to Zeldafan77) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Pokemon Centers and Daily Battles~~~PkCDB~~~~~~~~~~~~ Every Pokemon Center - 2nd floor first nurse - sign Trainer's Card Daily Pokemon Center Battles These trainers travel. Here's a chart of where they are on a given day. |Town |Sunday |Monday |Tuesday |Wednesday|Thursday|Friday |Saturday| --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Jubilife |none |SReptrs |none |SReptrs |SReptrs |none |none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Oreburgh |none |none |none |none |none |none |none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Floaroma |none |Pokekid |none |none |Pokekid |none |none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Eterna |DRepters|DRepters|DRepters|none |none |none |DRepters| --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Hearthome |Clown |none |SReptrs |none |none |SReptrs |Clown | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Solaceon |none |none |Pokekid |none |none |Pokekid |none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Veilstone |none |none |none |DRepters |DRepters|DRepters|none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Pastoria |Guitarst|none |Clown |Guitarst |Clown |none |Guitarst| --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Celestic |none |Clown |none |Clown |none |Clown |none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Canalave |none |Guitarst|Guitarst|none |none |none |none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Snowpoint |Idol |none |none |none |none |none |none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Sunyshore |none |none |none |none |Guitarst|Guitarst|none | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Fight Area |SReptrs |none |none |none |none |none |SReptrs | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- |Resort Area|Pokekid |none |none |Pokekid |none |none |Pokekid | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sandgem Town, Pokemon League/Victory Road, and Survival Area never have trainers at their Pokemon Centers. DReptrs means Dual Reporters. The reporters that you fight as a double battle. SReptrs means Seperate Reporters. You fight them as a cameraman and reporter seperately. Guitarst=Guitarist. Needed to cut off a letter for formatting I don't know where the Idol disappears off to on Wednesdays. Maybe its her day off. (thanks to Ashunera and SnrChumber21 for confirming the Thursday Veilstone encounter) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Shard Tutors ~Shard~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Route 212 Shard Tutor~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ He likes blue ^-^ "Blue Shards are for special effects" --------------------------------------- | # of shards and type | |Move: |Red |Blue |Yellow|Green | |Dive |2 |4 |2 |0 | |Fury Cutter |0 |8 |0 |0 | |Icy Wind |0 |6 |0 |2 | |ThunderPunch|2 |6 |0 |0 | -T-h-i-s- -G-u-i-d-e- -W-a-s- |Fire Punch |2 |6 |0 |0 | -W-r-i-t-t-e-n- -b-y- |Ice Punch |2 |6 |0 |0 | -N-e-g-i-m-a-S-o-n-i-c- |Ominous Wind|0 |6 |0 |2 | -T-h-i-s- -I-s- -H-e-r-e- -T-o- |Air Cutter |2 |4 |0 |2 | -P-r-e-v-e-n-t-G-u-i-d-e-T-h-e-f-t- |Zen Headbutt|0 |4 |4 |0 | |Vacuum Wave |2 |4 |0 |2 | |Trick |0 |4 |4 |0 | |Knock Off |4 |4 |0 |0 | |Sucker Punch|0 |6 |2 |0 | --------------------------------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Snowpoint City Shard Tutor~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ He likes yellow "Yellow Shards are for status problems." --------------------------------------- | # of shards and type | |Move: |Red |Blue |Yellow|Green | |Snore |2 |0 |4 |2 | |Spite |0 |0 |8 |0 | |Helping Hand|2 |0 |4 |2 | |Synthesis |0 |0 |2 |6 | |Magnet Rise |0 |2 |4 |2 | |Last Resort |0 |0 |0 |8 | |Swift |0 |2 |2 |4 | |Uproar |0 |0 |6 |2 | --------------------------------------- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Survival Area/Route 226 Shard Tutor (requires Rock Climb)~~~~~~~ He likes red "Red Shards emphasize power." --------------------------------------- | # of shards and type | |Move: |Red |Blue |Yellow|Green | |Mud-Slap |4 |4 |0 |0 | |Rollout |4 |2 |0 |2 | |Superpower |8 |0 |0 |0 | |Iron Head |6 |0 |2 |0 | |Aqua Tail |6 |0 |0 |2 | |Gastro Acid |4 |0 |2 |2 | |Endeavor |4 |0 |4 |0 | |Outrage |6 |0 |2 |0 | |AncientPower|6 |0 |0 |2 | |Signal Beam |2 |2 |2 |2 | |Earth Power |6 |0 |0 |2 | |Gunk Shot |4 |2 |0 |2 | |Twister |6 |0 |0 |2 | |Seed Bomb |4 |0 |0 |4 | |Iron Defense|4 |2 |2 |0 | |Bounce |4 |0 |2 |2 | |Heat Wave |4 |2 |0 |2 | --------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Sunyshore Market Guide ~Markt~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sunyshore Market (Daily) Seals Prices not listed because...well if you can't afford these... Sunday Star Seal A Song Seal G Foamy Seal D Flora Seal F Line Seal B Ele-Seal A Party Seal C Monday Heart Seal A Star Seal B Fire Seal A Song Seal A Line Seal C Ele-Seal B Party Seal D Tuesday Heart Seal B Star Seal C Fire Seal B Flora Seal A Song Seal B Line Seal D Ele-Seal C Wednesday Heart Seal C Star Seal D Fire Seal C Flora Seal B Song Seal C Smoke Seal A Ele-Seal D Thursday (the man is happy this day) Heart Seal D Foamy Seal A Fire Seal D Flora Seal C Song Seal D Star Seal E Smoke Seal B Friday (the man is happy this day) Foamy Seal B Party Seal A Flora Seal D Song Seal E Heart Seal E Star Seal F Smoke Seal C Saturday (the man is happy this day) Foamy Seal C Party Seal B Flora Seal E Song Seal F Heart Seal F Line Seal A Smoke Seal D ~T~h~i~s~ ~G~u~i~d~e~ ~W~a~s~ ~W~r~i~t~t~e~n~ ~b~y~ ~N~e~g~i~m~a~S~o~n~i~c~ ~T~h~i~s~ ~I~s~ ~H~e~r~e~ ~T~o~ ~P~r~e~v~e~n~t~ ~G~u~i~d~e~ ~T~h~e~f~t~ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Battle Frontier Items ~BatFI~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is the one section that might not belong really...but here's all the BP exchange values. Exchange Service Corner Blue Item: BP Points: Protein 1BP Calcium 1BP Iron 1BP Zinc 1BP Carbos 1BP HP Up 1BP Power Bracer 16BP Power Belt 16BP Power Lens 16BP Power Band 16BP Power Anklet 16BP Power Weight 16BP Toxic Orb 16BP Flame Orb 16BP White Herb 32BP Power Herb 32BP BrightPowder 48BP Choice Band 48BP Focus Band 48BP Scope Lens 48BP Muscle Band 48BP Focus Sash 48BP Choice Scarf 48BP Razor Claw 48BP Fazor Fang 48BP Rare Candy 48BP Exchange Service Corner Red TM# BP Points: 06 Toxic 32BP 73 Thunder Wave 32BP 61 Will-O-Wisp 32BP 45 Attract 32BP 40 Aerial Ace 40BP 31 Brick Break 40BP 08 Bulk Up 48BP 04 Calm Mind 48BP 81 X-Scissor 64BP 30 Shadow Ball 64BP 53 Energy Ball 64BP 36 Sludge Bomb 80BP 59 Dragon Pulse 80BP 71 Stone Edge 80BP 26 Earthquake 80BP ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Mystery Gift Events ~WLgEv~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- It has come to my attention that the next round of Legendary Events have started being distributed over wifi. So the Rotom event I had listed as SECRET KEY in the Jubilife City section has been renamed Mystery Gift instead as it is the key to all other events, and the secret key is no longer being given out, I believe. So for now and future reference, here's all that I know. Go to a Pokemart and talk to a guy that appears near a counter (but not behind it) to receive any of these if you have received the appropriate gift. This is likely not the full list by the way. Rotom - Secret Key (expired in US). See Eterna City for full details as I already wrote about this one. Darkrai - Member's Card (currently OUT GET YOURS NOW!). Go to Canalave City's Harbor Inn (north of Pokemon Center). Arceus - Azure Flute (not in US so far) - Go to Spear Pillar. Shaymin - Oak's Letter (not in US so far ) - Go to the end of Route 224 where there is a stone slab. Also, I'd be careful with what you enter as "your thanks" to the stone slab. It's permanent. So choose wisely unless you really do want "Bacon Bits" to stay there forever. 12th Movie Arceus - given directly to you (Japan only?) - Also unlocks the "Philosopher" Hiker detailed in the Random Sightings section. Pikachu Colored Pichu - given directly to you (Japan only?) - This may be outside the scope of this guide but I hear you should NOT evolve this due to some connection to Heart Gold and Soul Silver. This knowledge is generally targeted towards fellow readers with Platinum in the USA. Maybe certain events are still around or coming to other countries. Diamond and Pearl don't matter here. (thanks to CDGamer for the original Mystery Gift and Secret Key; thanks to Galon for telling me that Darkrai was out; Now I can have my own!; thanks to Jordan for the 12th Movie Arceus and Pikachu Colored Pichu though I still partially disagree with how you have those cards DX; and Zeldafan77 for originally telling me to include more events. I ignored it for the longest because I didn't know that US events for Platinum weren't over) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Random Sightings ~RanSi~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ok. This section is pretty incomplete as I don't know how many or how often you can encounter these characters. Some characters can be seen before or after beating the Elite Four. These sightings are for characters outside of where you might normally find them (for example, Professor Rowan at his lab doesn't count) and characters hanging at your villa do not count either. Storyline relevant encounters are also a no no (anytime you're forced to see Cynthia to progress the story). -STATIC (stays in same area)- Looker: I've seen him in Veilstone Game Corner. I think he's there everyday. (confirmed by JER_Y) Cyrus's Grandfather: Route 228. House near the berry patch (requires using fourth gear on your bicycle). He is a non-special sprite character but I thought he was interesting. Cynthia's Grandmother: Celestic Town, biggest house. She serves a purpose noted elsewhere. (suggested by JER_Y) Saturn - Galactic Veilstone HQ - although I can't say at which point in the game it is that he remains here. (thanks to thebattleax) -HIT N' RUN (one time only; leaves afterwards)- Rowan: I've seen him on the bottom floor of Veilstone Department Store. I do not remember which day it was. Sorry. (according to JER_Y, this is also a one time only event which is why I haven't seen him again). Gardenia: Eterna Forest - outside the "cut" trees of Old Chateau. I think this is one that's not storyline relevant. I did it a long time ago so I don't clearly remember. Byron: Iron Island - House. Gives you a metal coat. (thanks to JER_Y for correcting me) -FIRST TIME (but NOT storyline forced) Roark: The first time you go into the underground. (thanks to JER_Y) Candice: Snowpoint Temple - first time you try to enter it after obtaining the National Dex (suggested by JER_Y) Crasher Wake and Barry (rival) - a certain part of Route 227 on the way to Stark Mountain your first time - this is forced on you but TECHNICALLY optional (suggested by thebattleax) -ELITE FOUR (they return every time you beat them again)- Cynthia: Celestic - Cave Painting. Go up to the cave painting and examine it. She will run after you and start to tell you a long story. She doesn't give you anything for it so you don't have to listen to the whole thing but that would be rude of you. Lucian: Canalave Library. Says one of up to five possible different quotes. Soft resetting can help you see them all if you're bored. (thanks to thebattleax) -OTHER (doesn't fit well anywhere else)- Contest Hall - Master Rank - occasionally the following characters are participants: Johanna (your mom) with her Jumpy (Kangaskhan), Fantina with her Loony (Drifblim), and Jasmine with her Rusty (Steelix). (thanks to Zeldafan77) "Philosopher" Hiker (Oreburgh Mine, then off to Canalave Library second floor) The Hiker can only be seen if you have the special Arceus from the 12th movie giveaway. I don't know if trading for it counts but I did have it in my box when I encountered him, I did NOT have it in my party. He fills extra shelves with the engraved text on the back of the plates you found around Sinnoh. After you encounter him at Oreburgh Mine, if you visit Canalave Library's second floor you will be forced to listen to him (or reset). (partial credit to thebattleax) I wonder is this all of them finally? Let me know if somehow I've missed someone worth noting. If I can confirm it, I'll put it in here with credit to you of course. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Version History ~VerHi~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- August 12, 2009 - Version 0.92 Added the 12th Movie Arceus hiker. Added Item Expert in Fight Area. Put a note about Cynthia's visit to your villa. Added a note about the ability Pickup as another method for getting "unlimited rare candies." However, I am not expanding it to a full section as I originally thought. It's been done many times by better writers. Added Mystery Gift Events. Personally, this is a bigger update than just .01 but I still want to drag out on reaching Version 1.0 hahaha. August 5, 2009 - Version 0.91 (Special Apology Edition) Gah...I feel horrible. Turns out I accidentally credited some of thebattleax's contributions with JER_Y's . I owe an apology to both users as this means I wrongly credited one and I have to take some credit away from the other. Getting wrong info is bad. Posting wrong info is worse but this is horrible. For everyone else, there's nothing else wrong with the guide. No new info for this update. August 3, 2009 - Version 0.90 Decided to make a special shout out to two continuous contributors. Decided finally to NOT include TEXT for the random sightings characters although I honestly want to. Got semi-massacred on the forums for doubting that the Route 228 Gentleman was Cyrus' Grandfather. Added all Battle Hall info that I had been holding out on. Sadly, the information is rather large and I'd like to wittle it down as I learn more myself. Changed the format of the Random Sightings section to better reflect the differences between the encounters. Added some statements to the Shard Tutors' section based off of the statements I found in a Shard Tutor's journal. Completed the description of the Name Rater. Somehow, I never finished that... Added the Wi-fi quotes guy in battle tower. Updated News Press info. Added more minor updates that I forgot. July 30, 2009 - Version 0.88 Corrected Dialga and Palkia information as well as Seven Stars Restaurant times. Added contest hall appearances to random sightings. Added a full list of Mr. Good's rewards. I'm holding back one piece of information for a future update just because I'd like to see the results of this myself. Also lost a floppy disc with some of the updates I was going to add. Now I've got to look through my email again. *sigh* July 23, 2009 - Version 0.87 More minor updates. More sites added. Added ghosts and croagunk events. July 21, 2009 - Version 0.86 Made some minor corrections to contact details. Since this is still early in the life of this guide other sites that I have allowed to host this have not updated the file, which is reasonable. It hasn't even been a month yet. July 18, 2009 - Version 0.85 Added several things that I overlooked or didn't know about. Hahaha. I thought I didn't need to add Pal Park but I forgot that it had some special things to get there as well. Changed the search codes. I realized my mistake in using numbers for if I leave something out. I have to fix them ALL. So I made a new less memorable but more accurate system. Fixed a Roark mistake. It was supposed to have been Byron. Added SuperCheats.com to approved hosts. July 15, 2009 - Version 0.76 Minor update. Added Neoseeker.com to approved hosts. July 10, 2009 - Version 0.75 Initial Release. Basic guide. I think this is essentially complete but someone might email me with more information or a better strategy so I'll leave space for a potential full release. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | FAQ in a FAQ ~FAQx2~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) I spotted something in your guide that is wrong... MAKE SURE YOU ARE READING THE GAMEFAQs VERSION! That one will always be the most current one. Not to say that the ones on other sites are always wrong just make sure. If you have then... Pretty simple. Just email me. I'll fix it if it is a better idea and give you credit of course. Some things I felt did not belong in this guide though such as shopping lists for normal Poke Marts. Also, I use whatever name I see if you want some sort of alias or something. Please specify that. And I just realized that since updates may be slow if I get information from multiple people, the first two to point out the mistake get the credit. 2) Battle me now!!! Sorry. I don't have wi-fi. I did sort of have it last year because of my mom's job and my neighbors but both of those no longer exist now. Maybe when I go to college. 3) Why haven't you responded to my email?!? I don't have internet either. I get online when I go to the library. I usually go about two times a week. 4) Hahahahlolroflmao! Your name's not really Quaker is it? Yes it is. If by now, you have not encountered someone online or offline with an unusual name then you live in a very small world and I'd appreciate if you stayed there. Also, to keep a long story short it has nothing to do with Oatmeal and a slight connection to the religion . 5) Hey I saw this info in another guide!?! Really I wrote this one for myself. I forgot that someone else probably has written about this info somewhere else and better than I did before I did as I did get this game late. Sorry if there is overlap but maybe this is shorter for you to read than a full FAQ containing everything about the game. 6) EH? Thought you weren't going to include the other legendaries? I changed my mind now that it appears everyone WILL have a chance to obtain some of these items legitimately though once it's all over it really will be the same as I originally said... 7) How did you get a 12th Movie Arceus? Don't think anyone really cares but I went to some party and against my better judgment some guy had a way to give out the Mystery Gift cards from the movie. So the Arceus is technically legit. Though if something ever goes wrong with my game I'm going to track him down and kill him. Jk...sort of. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Copyright Information ~NoCop~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright 2009 Quaker Manuel aka NegimaSonic This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. The following sites are authorized to display it: -www.gamefaqs.com -www.neoseeker.com -www.supercheats.com -www.gamesradar.com -www.cheatplanet.com Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. Oddly enough, I got to copy the above straight from GameFAQs. They said I could XD. But on a serious note, I don't think anybody wants this guide but just note that you can get in trouble if you do it without my permission. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Credits ~Credt~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'd like to thank the following users indirectly here because I used their guides as a basis on how to format this guide. aragornbird, Parrot_Lover, pancakes771, CAHowell, and Super Saiyan Zero. CAHowell's Diamond guide. I used it for the Pal Park part about the second floor girl and the Frenzy Plant/Hydro Cannon stuff (I knew Blast Burn). That's it. I'd like to thank separately the following three users for contributing the most (far too much -.-;; lol) to this guide: -Kevin AKA Zeldafan77 who always seemed to keep coming up with more and more things for me to add to this guide. Reading and rereading this guide over and over. Heck, I learned about things I didn't know about. Made me wonder who really wrote certain parts of this guide. -thebattleax who was kind enough to contribute several unique tricks (like the rare candy Pokemon Mansion trick) and notifying me kindly that I had wrongly credited some of his things to someone else. I even got a complete listing of ALL of the text for about half of the characters in the random sightings section. I decided far too late to not use it because I don't want to appear to be trying too hard. -JER_Y who sent in and helped suggest things for the random sightings section. Also often served the special purpose of confirming some of the information. I wasn't sure (too lazy) to check on myself. And of course, EVERYONE who sent in info, suggestions, and corrections are just as important so here's the rest: CDGamer, Michel Dijkstra, Ashunera, SnrChumber21, slg369, puenboy, pbob, and Taedan for corrections or enhancements noted elsewhere in the guide. Phantomness gets an honorable mention. Nintendo and Game Freak for making this the best Pokemon handheld game to date. GameFAQs for hosting this and many other guides. Neoseeker,Supercheats, Gamesradar, and Cheatplanet for requesting to also host this. "Official Pokemon Guide" and Serebii.net because although I didn't use them, I have been told some of my readers got their information from those places. Me? I deserve a little right? You. For reading this. Have a hug or a cookie. Your pick. ^-^ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Contacts ~Alien~ | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- I don't really see the point in emailing me (see the FAQ in a FAQ section) but I suppose I have to put it. I don't really check my alternate emails but I just realized that its not a good idea right now to use my main email just yet. So I'll try to check this secondary one more often. negimasonic (at) gmail (dot) com Obviously replace the (at) with @ and (dot) with . and remove and spaces. If you didn't read that other section, just note that it may take a little while for me to reply to you but I will. Unless your email is just spam or it got bounced back to you. Also, do me a favor and have a relevant title. Help me is clear but it doesn't really stand out. Lastly, try to find the GameFAQs version of this guide as that is the most current one. I also play Runescape but its kind of rare nowadays. Main account: Ninja_Rekauq Secondary: Ninja394