As soon as you step into Eterna Forest, you’ll be greeted by a girl named Cheryl. Seems she’s gotten lost, and she’d like your help to find her way home. She’ll be glad to help you fight – the only pokemon she has is a Chansey, but she’ll also volunteer to heal your poke-party to full after every battle.

If you’ve been looking for a good opportunity to train up your pokemon, this should sound like music to your ears. You can expend all the HP and PP in battle that you want – even faint! – and Cheryl will heal you right up as soon as battle’s ended, making EXP earning pretty painless. You won’t need to leave the forest to heal, but if you want to change your pokemon party members, feel free to head back to Floaroma’s Pokemon Center. Cheryl will be waiting for you again back at the forest entrance.


Wurmple – Levels 10-11 – Common
Silcoon – Levels 10-11 – Common (Diamond only)
Cascoon – Levels 10-11 – Common (Pearl only)
Beautifly – Level 12 – Rare (Diamond only)
Dustox – Level 12 – Rare (Pearl only)
Budew – Levels 10-12 – Common
Buneary – Levels 10-12 – Common
Murkrow – Levels 10-12 – Uncommon, nocturnal (Diamond only)
Misdreavus – Levels 10-12 – Uncommon, nocturnal (Pearl only)

Above: You and Cheryl look so cute when you're massacring the creatures of the forest

All the battles you’ll fight with Cheryl will be 2-on-2. There’s some new pokes here you probably haven’t seen in the wild before – Buneary, Beautifly, Dustox, et cetera. If it’s nighttime and you’re playing the Pearl version, you’ll also have the opportunity to catch Misdreavus, a noteworthy Ghost-type pokemon who can learn many Psychic attacks and is immune to all Ground skills.

In order to catch Pokemon in wild 2-on-2 fights, you’ll need to faint one of the pokes first. This leaves the remaining pokemon vulnerable to thrown Pokeballs. The only big thing to worry about is Cheryl’s Chansey fainting the poke you’re trying to catch by accident, since she’s under CPU control. Fortunately, Chansey has about a 50% chance of using a healing skill, and the Egg Bomb has fairly lousy accuracy, but it’s still something you should be aware of. You may just opt to wait until Cheryl leaves you before you try collecting the forest fauna.

Trainer battles here are also all 2-on-2 fights. Since Cheryl will heal your pokemon completely after each battle, don’t fret too much over losing health or using scarce PPs – just focus on taking these guys down.

Once you reach the exit, Cheryl will thank you and bid farewell – for now. If you go back into Eterna Forest after this, you’ll only fight one-on-one wild pokebattles, and you won’t be healed after combat resolves. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

Now, we’re off to Eterna city to earn your second badge! The northern part of Route 205 you’ll need to cross is full of fishermen who’ve got Water-type pokes in abundance. A Grass or Electric types can blow through them all pretty quickly, but considering most of these guys’ rosters consist of pathetic Magikarp, you won’t have any problems taking them on with any of your team.

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  • 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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