When you begin a new game, you’ll be greeted by the Professor, who will prompt you to choose a gender and name for your character. You’ll also have a chance to name your friend/rival. After a brief introduction, you’ll start off in your house in sleepy Twinleaf Town, having a chat with your mother. Go outside and stop by your friend’s place – he’ll come crashing through the door, spouting some brilliant idea about the red Gyarados you just saw on the news. Once he joins up with you, head west and north with him until you reach the shore. You’ll see the professor and his protégé will be having a nice chat. After they leave, your buddy will notice that they forgot a suitcase in the bushes. As soon as you pick it up, you’ll be assaulted by wild Starlies!

Now’s your opportunity to pick your starter pokemon from the pokeballs left in the suitcase. Your choices are Turtwig, a grass-type; Chimchar, a fire-type; and Piplup, a water-type. All three are very good pokemon, so just pick the one that appeals to you the most. (For this guide, we went with Piplup). You’ll end up in a battle against Starly, but it’s a cakewalk – just use your standard attack a couple of times and you’ll be set.

Above: Here's where you begin your quest. Look at all that healthy grass. That'll give you high hopes

Exit this area to see a short scene with the Professor again. Return home and talk with your mother, who will advise you to go to Sandgem Town. She’ll also give you a pair of running shoes, which let you increase your molasses-like walking speed to a brisk dash with a press of the B button. You’ll now need to go back through Route 201, but this time, head east. You will probably encounter a few wild Pokemon, though they’re not much of a threat. Still, if your HP gets dangerously low, it’s best to run.

You’ll reach Sandgem and talk with the Professor’s protégé, who is actually the character you didn’t choose as your player earlier. After another run-in with your buddy, they’ll take you inside the lab for a chat with the boss. He’s a bit peeved that he’s now missing two prized pokemon, but he gets over it pretty fast – and bestows your current critter on you as a gift. Say YES when he prompts you later in the conversation to get your Pokedex. This Pokedex covers all the beasties native to the Sinnoh region.

After your meeting, the professor’s protégé will show you the town’s Pokemon Center and shop. Before you can head anywhere, you’ll need to stop back at home and talk with your mother again. She’ll give you the Journal. Your friend’s mother will then barge in looking for her son. Since she can’t find him, she’ll ask you to deliver a package for her. Looks like you’re stuck chasing after him again – but first, let’s catch us some pokes!


  • gardz12345 - May 1, 2011 12:16 p.m.

    i need to find a couple of pokemon any help would be greatly appreciated. they are: #45-burmy #46-mothim #59-chatot #134-finnean #135-lumineon
  • retro - April 14, 2010 12:01 p.m.

    Hey i cant find HM5 OR HM7 HELP!!!
  • gooperz109 - November 4, 2008 10:25 p.m.

  • halo47 - August 11, 2009 11:08 p.m.

    to someawsomedude you can only go to the pal park when you complete the sinnoh pokedex and get the national dex and its on route 221
  • someawsomedude - July 24, 2009 2:20 a.m.

    where the heck is pal park? (sory for all the questions haha)
  • Death54101 - July 23, 2009 4:26 p.m.

    To awesomedude #80 is barboach its found in a couple places like the water in and around mt coronet
  • someawsomedude - July 22, 2009 4:24 a.m.

    to mandy girl. #114 is unown at solaceon town the ruins in there is the unown.
  • someawsomedude - July 21, 2009 4:54 p.m.

    i cant find #46 #59 #80 #114 or #134 please help. thanks
  • zam1993 - June 29, 2009 9:38 p.m.

    I am trying to get to cyrus through mt coronet and there is the galactic grunt with no pokemon blocking me in one spot what do i do to get to cyrus? Please help
  • Carpetbomb - March 6, 2009 11:52 a.m.

    if u take mesprit down to minimal health it wil stay like that and wont recover, so if u get it that far and then use the map in the pokewatch to see it move around on the map moving between routes moves it around the map so if u find a spot where it goes and move between 2 routes u can gradually manuever it to ure area, once its there u can run around the grass and find it usually pretty easily, and since uve already taken its health down u just need to focus on catching it. After using mean look or arena trap effects and can sit a powerful pokemon out front and keep healing it while throwing as many ultra balls as u can if u follow this its pretty easy to capture it only took me a couple o attempts to do this nd not too long using level 50-60's Gd Luck
  • MandyGirl - February 27, 2009 6:13 a.m.

    where can i find pokemon number 114? its the last pokemon i need to complete my pokedex. could there possibly be a trainer i still have yet to vs? because i've searched everywhere, and from what i can see i've vsed them all.
  • aesmith1987 - February 17, 2009 7:09 p.m.

    can you make a video showing us how to get through and/or up mount. coronet??? and how did you get a lucario?
  • jugernut236 - February 16, 2009 5:10 a.m.

    where can u catch darkrai
  • tailor414 - February 13, 2009 6:59 p.m.

    To Karolab, I found the pokemon drifloon on route 205. I was walking towards the valley windworks entrance. and it just appeared in front of me. not on the grass, just in my pathway. i was actually quite shocked. it is the only pokemon that i have seen just appear out of nowhere.hope that helps, i have only seen and captured it once!
  • karolab - February 4, 2009 12:51 p.m.

    disregard last question, found out how.
  • karolab - February 4, 2009 5:33 a.m.

    can someone tell me where the heck I can find # 65 pokemone, driploom i think is its name, it is the last one I need to see to be able to get my dex. thanks
  • dynomit272 - December 28, 2008 6:56 p.m.

    For Page 27 readers When trying to catch Mesprit, you may want to try using a move like Mean Look to make sure it cant escape or using a Pokemon like Trapinch from Ruby or Sapphire which has the ability "Arena Trap" so wild Pokemon cant escape from battle without making your Pokemon faint first. Hope they help!
  • chrispokemastermancityfan - August 19, 2009 6:16 a.m.

    Hi, this might be a big question but i need to find 7 pokemon to finish the sinnho pokedex & im up to the battle park. i need 46, 65, 114, 135, 146, 148 & Dialga is 149 & i have pearl, how do i find them. Thanks
  • someawsomedude - July 22, 2009 4:58 a.m.

    i found a murkrow at lost tower
  • 123Cask - February 8, 2009 12:38 p.m.

    How do you type in action replay codes???

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