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  • Ghost People

    In the old Chateau's dining room, wait about 1 minute and-is that a ghost at the table?! Nah, it was probably your imagination.
    Submitted by timmy
  • Blast from the Past

    Entry location: Sunyshore City
    In Sunyshore City, when you first enter, you run into Flint, of the Elite Four. And, in the lighthouse, you meet Volkner, the City's gym leader. But, there is one more important person in this town. It's Jasmine, gym leader from the Silver/Gold games! She not only gives you helpful advice, but, once you beat the Gym leader, she gives you HM07, Waterfall. She is on a patch of sand in the north part of the city.
    Submitted by secret searcher
  • Shine Your Badges

    Entry location: Your Trainer Card Badge Case
    When you open your badge case (while viewing your trainer card), start rubbing them, and they will begin to brighten up*. You're shining your badges!

    *It only goes until there's 4 shines
    Submitted by Smalltail
  • "Play" Your Badges

    Entry location: Your Trainer Card Badge Case
    When you open your badge case while veiwing your trainer card, tap on your badges, and they will play a musical note!
    Submitted by Smalltail
  • Disappearing Lady

    On your way to Snowpoint City, you travel through the snow. About half way there you'll find a house. When you go in there's this lady. She'll give you a spell tag. If you leave and come back, the lady won't be there anymore. Scary.
    Submitted by Gill987
  • The Old Chateau's Hiding Something

    Go into the building and go up the stairs to the hallway. Go to the room just to the right of the middle door. The first time you go in a guy in the room to the right of the room your in. You won't find him again, ever. But your real eye catcher is a creepy portrait with RED EYES? They follow you ,too, if you go to the middle room. The good thing to this creepy room is that you can catch Gengar and Haunter.
    Submitted by Glitch King
  • Munchlax Statue

    Entry location: Sunyshore city
    If you go to sunyshore city, go to the far east side. you'll have to go up on the bridge thing. about in the middle of the far east side in the water is a giant rock. look at it closely and you'll see that it looks like a Munchlax sitting down!
    Submitted by Poke man

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl Glitches

  • Clone Pokemon

    Step 1: Go to GTS at Jublife City.
    Step 2: Enter the GTS room. (The part where you connect to the wireless router, wifi connector, etc.)
    Step 3: Deposit a pokemon you want to clone.
    Step 4: Make a bogus deal for the wanted pokemon. (i.e. Level 100 Abra, either gender)
    Step 5: Begin Depositing. (Look at the clock at the bottom right of the message. When it goes around 6-8.5 times, shut down your DS!)
    Note: It is hard to find the exact timing to shut the DS down.
    Step 6: Turn your game back on. (If it has a blue screen that says that your file has been corrupted, that mean's it's working.)
    Step 7: Continue with the game. (You should appear across the lady)
    Step 8: Log into Wifi again.
    Step 9: Take your cloning pokemon back.
    Step 10: Check to see if it worked.

    ed. note: Unverified, try at your own risk.
    Submitted by Flykart
  • Duplicte Underground Traps

    This glitch requires two copies of either pearl or diamond. Both players enter the underground. One places all of the desired traps to be duplicated. The other picks them up. Then the first player turns off the game without saving. Viola! Now both players have the traps!
    Submitted by dturteltaub

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl Hints

  • To get or evolve Pokemon with ease

    To get or evolve certain Pokemon you need a certain time of day. To get to this time of day you go to your DS clock and change the clock to the time you want it to be. Now you can get or evolve these Pokemon with ease.
    Submitted by T-Gram or the Pink Master
  • Easy way to get a Vespiquen

    Despite vespiquen's looks, she (always female 100% of the time) learns three unique and exclusive moves like Attack order (at lv.37), Heal order (at lv.25), and finally defend order (at lv.13) which is only a stat raiser and you'll need to go to a move re-learner.

    To get started you'll need the three things:
    1)Sweet honey, can be obtained by buying it from a man around the flower field around Floaroma town or by having a Combee already in your party.
    2)Find a gold-ish tree (it's very distinct)
    3)PATIENCE! (this could take several hours.)

    What you need to do is go up to a golden tree, use the sweet honey, and wait a couple of hours or until the tree shakes. SAVE! before you go up to the tree and then press a if it's not a wild FEMALE Combee reset the game and check the tree
    until you get her and reset if you don't, then there's the catching and all that so she'll evolve into Vespiquen at lv.21 or so.
    Submitted by pkm diamond kid
  • Partner in Eterna Forest

    Entry location: Eterna Forest
    When you are in Eterna Forest, someone named Cheryl will ask for locating the exit. She'll heal you're Pokemon before another battle, and she has a Chancey so that means double the wild Pokemon. (I caught a Bunery with her by my side.)
    Submitted by Pokemaster
  • Catch Lucario

    After you beat the 5th gym leader in diamond go to a foggy lake, then use defog (you should be able to get this HM sometime after beating the 5th gym leader just keep looking for defog if you don't get it after beating the 5th gym leader) after you use defog in the lake cross it after that a man will have a briefcase - he will either give a riddle or a question to solve before he battles you (depends on which game you have)

    NOTE: You must answer the riddle or question correct if you want Lucario. After you answer the question or riddle correctly he will battle you, If you win, you will get Lucario.
    Submitted by Diamond man
  • Elite Four Weaknesses

    Entry location: Sinnoh Elite Four
    Here's the Sinnoh Elite Four's weaknesses and Pokemon.

    Aaron( Bug Type) = Fire Pokemon/Lightning
    Aaron has Dustox, Heracross, Vespiquen, Beautifly and Drapion.

    Bertha( Rock Type) = Water Pokemon
    Bertha has Quagsire, Hippowdon, Sudowoodo, Whiscash, and Golem.

    Flint( Fire Type) = Water Pokemon
    Flint has Rapidash, Driftblim, Infernape, Steelix, and Lopunny.

    Lucian( Physic Type) = Fire Pokemon
    Lucian has Mr. Mime, Medicham, Alakazam, Girafarig, and Bronzong.

    Cynthia( Various Types)(Elite Four Champion)
    Cynthia has Spiritomb, Garchomp, Lucario, Gastrodon, Milotic, and Roserade.

    Cynthia's weaknesses are Lightning, Fire,
    Physic and Fighting.
    Submitted by ...
  • Get a Premium Ball

    Entry location: Any Pokemart
    If you buy 10 pokeballs and you get a premium ball.
    Submitted by Pokemon Marster
  • The Mighty Lucario

    Entry location: Iron Island
    After You beat the fifth Gym, go to the sailor and tell him to sail to Iron Island. Then you meet Riley and he has a Lucario. When you and him beat the Galctic Grunts he will give you a Roilu egg. NOTE: Bring only five poke'mon to the Island or you have to walk back to him to get the egg. Also Roilu evevoles at Friendship evolution so feed it poffins don't make him faint and give him massages in Veilstone City.
    Submitted by Lucario Expert
  • Pal Park Pokemon

    Entry location: Pal Park
    After you've seen all Pokemon in your normal PokeDex, put a GBA cartridge in the GBA place. When you go to Pal Park, they'll give you 6 pokeballs. You can catch pokemon from the system you put in. I put in Emerald and I caught a lvl 40 Swampert.
    Submitted by Proffesor Oak
  • Free Pokeballs

    Entry location: Soalceon Town
    In Solaceon Town, go to the house next to the Pokemon Center. Talk to everyone in there. One of the people will ask you to bring them a Pokemon to look at not to keep. Do this. Take it back to the person and then they will give you three random free pokeballs. They are : Dive, Dusk, Great, Heal, Luxury, Nest, Net, Poke, Quick, Repeat, Timer and Ultra.

    NOTE: The Person will NOT give you a Master Ball
    Submitted by TtTt
  • Drifloon Time

    At Valley Wind Works you can get a Drifloon on every Friday afternoon.
    Submitted by Alex Chavez
  • Get L. 70 Ghost Dragon Pokemon

    Entry location: In Fourth Lake
    There is a secret hidden lake only unlockable after getting the National Pokedex. If you look closely at the map, you'll see what looks like an empty square near Lake Valor. if you zoom in on it, they will say it is the fourth hidden lake and if you go there, you'll find a cave and if you go to the last room, you'll find a giant evil dragon pokemon at level 70. it is vulnerable to ice, dragon, dark, and ghost types. (PS: You might need to look up research on it at the Canalave city library before it will be available for capture.)
    Submitted by PurplePanda
  • Chatots Ability

    When Chatot reaches Lv.20 it will learn a move called "Chatter" when not in battle use that move it will say press "A" to record and "B" to stop. Speak into the Mic and press "B" when finished this will be come its battle cry and you will hear it when you use chatter in battle
    Submitted by Strellaboi
  • Cathing Azelf

    Entry location: Lake Valor
    After you defeat Cyrus at Mount. Coronet return to lake valor to capture Azelf one of the legendary mirage Pokemon. Azelf is level 50 and is also the easiest to catch out of the 3 legendary mirage Pokemon. But as I was saying when you get to lake valor surf to the middle and you'll notice a cavern - go into it and Azelf will be in there. Save before you go into battle because if you faint, it's gone for good. Have plenty of dusk balls ultra balls and a bunch of great balls.
    Submitted by FC
  • Double Catching Rate

    Entry location: Catching any wild pokemon
    When encountering wild pokemon, and throwing any Pokeball at it, if you say "Gotcha" into the microphone in the middle of your Nintendo DS, it will double the catching rate.

    Ed. note: This is unverified
    Submitted by Stickmeister again.
  • Avoiding Double Battles

    Sometimes, you can notice that if you walk in between two trainers, you get into double battles. Well, to avoid that, just talk to one of the trainers. Make sure you talk to him from the side. Doing this will get you into a single battle. Then go to the other trainer and get into another single battle. It takes longer, but it's handy if you're like me, who raise only one Pokemon. (Note: if both of the trainer's sides are blocked off, you can't do this trick).
    Submitted by Zyrox
  • Dividing A Pokemon's Type

    Entry location: Pokemon Center
    Sometimes it's better to divide your Pokemon's types into different boxes. You can split up all the Pokemon into different boxes. Remember to name the boxes by the Pokemons' type. Example: You can name a box "Water" and put water type Pokemon and other water types that have two types. You can also put Pokemon in different boxes depending on it's color. I suggest types. And this can make it easier for you to remember which box your Pokemon are in.
    Submitted by Cherbii
  • Catch Giratina, the 3rd Legendary Dragon

    Entry location: Sendoff Spring
    After you get the Nat. Dex and beat the Elite Four there will be a new area south of Veilstone City. Go there and use rock climb up a crater. Go to the north side then rock climb down. Go in the cave. In Turnback Cave you just go into random rooms and hope to find a pillar. Once you find 3 pillars (you'll have to find them again after you search 30 rooms) go into any room. There will appear Giratina.
    Submitted by 2
  • Get Mesprit and Cressilia

    Entry location: Not in the Battle Zone
    Mesprit and Cressilia are tricky to get, but you can try to use quick balls on them since they'll run away after you throw a poke ball (any kind) if it dosen't work. Also, try using a Wobbufet or Wynaut since their ability prevents escape.
    Submitted by Pokemaster
  • Spiritomb's weaknesses

    Entry location: Elite four
    Spiritomb's weakness is Dialga's dragon claw and Infernape's flame wheel (basically fire and dragon)
    Submitted by samus aran
  • Getting Leafeon and Glaceon

    Entry location: Eterna Forest / Route 217
    Since Eevee aren't as freakishly super rare as in every single game in this game this is easier with the National dex, Pal Park, and the breeding center.The National dex allows the trophy garden to get much more pokemon. Take 1 or 2 Eevee, 1 or 2 rare candys and 3 max repels. For Leafeon, in Eterna Forest near the upper corner of the entrance area is a mossy stone.Get near it and use a rare candy or do it the old fashioned way to lv. up. It should evolve into Leafeon. For Glaceon, in the Blizzard Zone go to the blizzard coated field and head to the north eastern part of the field, you will find a frozen stone. Use a rare candy or fight to lv. up. It should evolve into a Glaceon.
    Submitted by Glitch King
  • Catching Cresselia

    Entry location: The Grasses of Sinnoh
    After beating the game, go to the city with the sailor who brought you to Iron Island. There should be a house next to him that was locked. Enter the house and talk to the woman. Then go back to the sailor and talk to him. He will sail you to New Moon Island. Once you get there, enter a forest. Cresselia should be there. Go up to her and press A. If she flies away it is working. An item is left behind. Bring the item to the sailor. You will sail back to the house to wake up his son from his horrible slumber. Now Cresselia should be roaming around Sinnoh on level 50, just like Mesprit.
    Submitted by FraggerBlade103
  • Reviving Fossils

    when you find a fossil in the underground, take it to the Oreburgh Mining Museum and talk to the dude on the right at the counter and he will take one fossil. walk outside walk back in and take your defossilised pokemon.

    Fossils i know of:

    Skull Fossil- Cranidos
    Armor Fossil- Sheildon

    After Nat. Dex:

    Root Fossil- Lileep
    Claw Fossil- Anorith
    Dome Fossil- Kabuto
    Helix Fossil- Omanyte
    Old Amber- Aerodactyl
    Submitted by gamer_169
  • Info On The Top Four Legendarys

    Entry location: Sinnoh
    Steps To Hatch From Egg-30,976
    Species-New Species Pokemon
    Weight-8.8 lbs.(4kg)
    Pokedex Entry-Because it can use all kinds of moves, many scientists believe Mew to be the ancestor of all Pokemon
    How To Obtain-Migrate from Pokemon FireRed, or LeafGreen.

    Ability-Natural Cure
    Steps To Hatch From Egg-30,976
    Species-Time Travel Pokemon
    Weight-11 lbs.(5kg)
    Pokedex Entry-it has the power to travel across time, but is said only to appear in peaceful times.
    How To Obtain- Migrate from Pokemon FireRed, or LeafGreen.

    Steps To Hatch From Egg-30,976
    Species-DNA Pokemon
    Weight-134 lbs.(60.8kg)
    Pokedex Entry-An Alien Virus that fell to Earth on a meteor underwent a DNA mutation to become this Pokemon
    How To Obtain-Migrate from Pokemon Ruby, Saphire, or Emerald.

    Type-Depends on what kind of item Arceus is holding
    Steps To Hatch From Egg-30,976
    Species-Alpha Pokemon
    Weight-705.5 lbs.(320kg)
    Pokedex Entry-(Diamond)It is described in mythology as the Pokemon that shaped the universe with its 1,000 arms.(Pearl)It is told in mythology that this Pokemon was born before the universe even existed.
    How To Obtain-Go to Wi-Fi room in Pokemon Center, ask someone for Arceus Mystery Gift. If you get the Gift, go to Spear Pillar where Arceus will appear.
    Submitted by Pokemon_Hacker
  • In Game Reset

    Entry location: Anywhere while playing!
    To reset while playing the game, just press and hold L, R, Select, and Start at the same time.

    Submitted by Gamemaster
  • Key Items

    Bicycle- Eterna City.

    Coin Case- Veilstone City.

    Coupon 1/2/3- Jubilife City.

    Explorer Kit- Eterna City.

    Fashion Case- Jubilife City.

    Galactic Key- Veilstone City (Galactic HQ).

    Good Rod- Route 209.

    Journal- Twinleaf Town.

    Lunar Wing- Fullmoon Island.

    Old Charm- Route 210.

    Old Rod- Jubilife City.

    Pal Pad- Oreburgh City.

    Parcel- Twinleaf Town.

    Poffin Case- Hearthome City.

    Point Card- Battle Park.

    Poke Radar- Sandgem Town.

    Seal Case- Solaceon Town.

    Secret Potion- Valor Lakefront.

    Sprayduck- Floaroma Town.

    Storage Key- Veilstone City.

    Suite Key- Route 213.

    Super Rod- Fight Area.

    Town Map- Jubilife City.

    Vs Seeker- Route 207.

    Works Key- Floaroma Meadow.
    Submitted by Brandon M
  • Catch a Heatran

    Entry location: Stark Mountain
    To catch a Heatran go through Stark Mountain and then when you see Buck in a room, and he is taking the stone, he says stuff and then walks off... Well then you have to go to his house in the survival area or battle zone and talk to him again. He says he is going to go put it back. Then go to stark mountain again in the same room were buck finds the treasure and there is Heatran. Be careful and save because he is lvl 70 and he is fire-ground type. Make sure you have a lot of dusk, ultra and luxury balls with you.
    Submitted by cody10261995
  • Pokeball Guide

    Pokeball: regular strength. Most common found.
    Premier Ball: Same effect of a pokeball. Just a lot cooler.
    Great ball: stronger than a pokeball or premier ball.
    Ultra ball: Stronger than a great ball.
    Master Ball: Catches target without fail. Very good for catching a legendary. Extremely rare.
    Heal ball: Heals a Pokemon that you caught.
    Net ball: good for bug and water type.
    Timer ball: chance of success grows as the battle grows longer.
    Safari ball: used in the safari zone
    Pal-Park ball: used in the pal park.
    Submitted by Superspeed 76

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl Unlockables

  • GBA Cartridge Extras

    Insert the GBA cartridges to find the following Pokemon (you still need to find and
    capture them yourself).

    Seedot -- Hakutai Forest, Route 203, Route 204
    Nuzleaf -- Route 229
    Mawile -- Iron Island
    Zangoose -- Route 208
    Solrock -- Thrust Lake, Thrust Lake Surroundings, Wisdom Lake, Aspiration Lake, Tengan Mountain, Departure Springs, Return Cave

    Lotad -- Route 203, 204, 205 North, 212 South
    Lombre -- Route 212 South, 229
    Sableye -- Iron Island
    Seviper -- Route 208
    Lunatone -- Thrust Lake, Thrust Lake Surroundings, Wisdom Lake, Aspiration Lake, Tengan Mountain, Departure Springs, Return Cave

    Pineco -- Hakutai Forest, Route 203, 204, 229
    Gligar -- Hard Mountain, Route 206, 207, 214, 215, 227
    Shuckle -- Route 224
    Teddiursa -- Route 211, Wisdom Lake
    Ursaring -- Wisdom Lake, Route 216, 217

    Caterpie -- Route 204 South
    Metapod -- Hakutai Forest
    Ekans -- Route 212 South
    Arbok -- Safari Zone
    Growlithe -- Route 201, 202
    Elekid -- Route 204 South, Powerplant

    Weedle -- Route 204 South
    Kakuna -- Hakutai Forest
    Sandshrew -- Lost Cave
    Sandslash -- Route 228
    Vulpix -- Route 209
    Magby -- Hard Mountain, Route 227

    Any Pokemon GBA Cartridge
    Haunter -- Forest Mansion
    Gengar -- Forest Mansion Room with eyes
    Submitted by comic
  • Get Leafian & Glacian

    Entry location: Pokemon Center
    Leacian & Glacian are the 2 newest evolutions of Evee. To get them you must have Leaf Green or Fire Red. After you get Evee on that trade it over to Diamond or Pearl. It should appear in the Pal Park.
    Submitted by On The 8th Gym

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More Info

Jul 26 2007 - DS (UK)
Available Platforms: DS
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Nintendo
Developed by: Game Freak
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