Pokemon Diamond FAQ/Walkthrough
Author: TheResidentEvil
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"The first DS chapter of the continuing saga of Nintendo's "collect 'em all"
RPG series. Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl offer a number of exciting new
features to please both experienced and new Pokemon fans alike. Set in an
entirely new region called "Sinnoh," players can choose to begin their
adventure as either a boy or girl Pokemon trainer on a path to becoming
Pokemon League Champion. The adventure continues as players can bring Pokemon
from their Game Boy Advance Pokemon games to Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl
using the GBA game slot on their Nintendo DS. As players trade and collect
Pokemon to complete their Pokedex in this new challenge, for the first time
they'll have the chance to catch new Pokemon, Munchlax and Weavile. They also
can play via local wireless with up to eight other trainers while new moves and
abilities deepen strategy."
This is my first published guide. I wrote another one a long time ago but never
submitted it. It is a work in progress and I will update it as often as I can.
I am going through the game for the first time as well so it may not have
everything. This guide will be a constant work in progress.
Off to Sinnoh!
Early Tips before we start:
*Catch a Bidoof. They are available early and can learn a lot of HMs.
*Caves can be revisited later with more HMs to reach more areas.
*Battle every possible trainer you can. They give double the XP of wild pokes.
*Lower opposing pokemon stats for higher capture chance i.e. growl, screech.
*Check the poketch company often, the president gives out new apps.
*Save before legendaries, restart if needed.
Word Find Codes:
1.0.0 - Twinleaf Town
1.0.1 - Verity Lakefront
1.0.2 - Sandgem Town
1.0.3 - Jubilife City
1.0.4 - Oreburgh City
2.0.0 - Forest Badge
2.0.1 - Floaroma Town
2.0.2 - Eterna Forest
2.0.3 - Eterna City
3.0.1 - Cave of Doubt
3.0.2 - Hearthome City
3.0.3 - Solaceon Town
3.0.4 - Veilstone City
4.0.0 - Pastoria City
5.0.0 - Route 213
5.0.1 - Route 210
5.0.2 - Celestic Town
5.0.3 - Hearthome Revisited
6.0.0 - Valor Lakefront
6.0.1 - Celestic Cave
6.0.2 - Snowpoint City
7.0.0 - Galactic End
7.0.1 - Galactic Warehouse
7.0.2 - Galactic HQ
7.0.3 - Mt. Coronet
7.0.4 - Legendary Round-Up
7.0.5 - Sunyshore City
7.0.6 - Fuego Ironworks
8.0.0 - Route 224
8.0.1 - Victory Road
8.0.2 - Elite Four
9.0.0 - Done?
9.0.1 - National Dex
9.0.2 - Pal Park
9.0.3 - Cresselia
9.0.4 - Island Area
9.0.5 - Stark Mountain
9.0.6 - Regigigas
9.0.7 - Giratina
9.0.8 - Rotom
9.0.9 - Event Pokemon
Extra Content
E.0.1 - EVs & IVs
E.0.2 - Team Building Help
E.0.3 - Moveset Help
E.0.4 - Natures
E.0.5 - Types of team members
E.0.6 - EV Training
E.0.7 - Training Areas
A.0.1 - Sweet Honey Pokemon
A.0.2 - HM List
A.0.3 - Key Items List
A.0.4 - Sinnoh Underground
A.0.5 - HTF Sinnoh Pokemon
A.0.6 - National Dex Pokemon
A.0.7 - Sinnoh Pokedex
The Basics
Evolution: Evolution is when your pokemon changes into a new type of pokemon.
Evolution usually increases your stats and can change the type of the pokemon.
You can evolve pokemon by reaching a certain level, using a stone or by
raising the happiness of a pokemon and then gaining a level. Each pokemon is
different. Some pokemon only evolve by trading or trading with a certain item
Evolve by Stone: To evolve a pokemon by stone, you just use the stone on the
pokemon. It will evolve immediately. This is good because that means you can
evolve it whenever you want and evolution = stat gain. The downside is that
most pokemon will not learn anymore moves once you evolve it by stone. They can
still learn TMs but they will not learn any level-up moves. You have to be sure
that you have all the moves you want because once you evolve it, it's done. The
move relearner can show you new moves for your pokemon but any of the pre-
evolution moves will not be listed.
Evolve by Happiness: You raise your pokemon's happiness, then you level up and
it evolves. You raise its happiness by putting it in your party and walking
around with it, making it win battles, giving vitamins and by giving it the
soothe bell. Do not let it faint as this will lower its happiness. Any traded
pokemon have their happiness reset so you will have to go through the process
again if you need to after a trade.
Evolve by Level: Once your pokemon reaches a certain level, it will evolve. You
can delay the evolution by pressing B. You may want to delay the evolution to
wait for a specific move as all non-evolved pokemon learn the moves faster than
the evolved forms. Sometimes though, the non-evolved form will not learn a move
so it isn't always good to delay. Any moves you miss on pokemon that you didn't
evolve can always be learned from the move relearner once you finally do evolve
it so don't worry. Attaching the everstone to a pokemon stops it from even
trying to evolve.
Evolve by Trade: These pokemon evolve once they are traded to another trainer.
You will have to trade it to someone for it to evolve and hopefully, they will
give it back. Sometimes a certain item has to be attached to a pokemon to make
it evolve by trading. These items always say "It is loved by a certain pokemon"
Capturing: You can capture pokemon and train them which makes them your own. In
order to capture a pokemon, you should lower it's health and then use a
pokeball on it. Status changes and stat changes help to catch it as well. There
are also many types of balls you can use to get the best chance at a capture.
Caves: I will not be telling you how to get to every spot in a cave. My cave
instructions will only get you through the cave as fast as possible. You should
check other parts of the cave AFTER you have already gone through it. That is
the best way to explore. If you get to the end and there is a battle you are
under leveled for, then that would be a good time to go exploring.
Battles: Battle, battle, battle. Trainers give XP, money and they help fill
your pokedex. In order to get the national dex, you need to see all 150 pokes.
By battling you see more and it helps fill your dex. When I beat the E4, I had
all 150 pokes in my dex. I didn't capture them all but I saw them so I got the
national dex immediately.
Attacks: Pick attacks according to your stats. Attacks have 3 types, other,
physical and special. This is different from past pokemon games where you knew
what kind of attack it was by it's type. For example, Prinplup has a good
special attack and a terrible attack. You should use moves that are special
types. Physical attacks (like peck) use the bad attack stat prinplup has. This
is the same for when you are battling. If you fight an onix, then you would
want to use a special attack against it to combat it's high regular defense.
You do not pick attacks just because they are water anymore. HM waterfall is
physical, HM surf is special so surf is going to do MUCH more damage.
Type Attacks: If you use an electric attack on a water pokemon, you are going
to get "It's Super Effective!" This means that your attack did 2-4x damage to
the opposing pokemon. If the pokemon is only a single type then you would do 2x
damage to it. So, a Shinx using spark against a Buizel would do 2x damage. If
the opposing pokemon is a dual type and both types are weak to electric, then
you would do 4x damage to it. If that same Shinx uses spark against a Wingull,
it is going to do 4x damage because Wingull is water/flying and both are weak
to electric. KNOW YOUR TYPES! This is the same for "It's not very effective..."
The damage you do is going to be halved or worse.
Pokedex Seen Count: Look for this to keep track of how well your pokedex is
coming along. Your numbers will probably never be exactly the same as mine
except at the beginning so do not worry about it. Just be sure that you are
really close to mine as you go through the game. If you need a certain pokemon
in your pokedex, do a search through this guide and you will probably find it
as I usually write out the full name of the pokemon when it is your first
encounter with it.
Recommendations: These are my recommendations for pokes you can use. Of course,
you should pick whatever you want as there are tons of choices but here is a
very small list for someone who has no idea what are good pokes. These are
good for IN-GAME battling and may or may not be good outside of that.
Starly, Gyarados, Shinx, Abra, Bronzor, Ponyta, Gastly, Machop, Geodude, Budew.
I named these because they are easy to get and still good. Mix and match for
Diamond Version Exclusives: Dialga, Stunky, Honchkrow, Cranidos
Pearl Version Exclusives: Glameow, Palkia, Shieldon, Misdreavus
These are pokedex exclusives and not national dex exclusives. The evolutions
of these pokes are also exclusive to each version. National exclusives will be
discussed later in the guide.
Shiny Pokemon: Shiny pokemon are different colored pokemon than the normal.
Shiny pokemon are super rare (1/8192 chance of seeing one) and you should never
pass up on one. If you see it, be sure to capture it. Even if it is one you
dont wan't, you can trade it for one you do. Beware of Shiny pokemon on GTS as
they are probably hacked. It is very easy to tell a shiny pokemon because it
has stars around it when it is sent out. Examples include a red Gyarados and a
black Charizard.
The Adventure
We start our adventure in Twinleaf Town. I am not going to tell you how to get
through the games first start up as if you are reading this FAQ, you probably
have already done it. I am also not going to try and guess at names you may
have chosen for you and your "friend" so I will refer to the friend as RIVAL.
1.0.0 Twinleaf
Go down the stairs and speak to your mother. Walk outside and there is 4 houses
in twinleaf. Your house is the bottom right and you can revisit your dear
mother whenever for a free pokemon refresh. Your rival's house is the top left
and you need to go there now so make haste. He will interrupt you and begin to
leave when you near his door. He will forget something and return back into the
house. Enter the house and go up to the second floor.
Talk to him and he will run off again. Go down the stairs and out. Head north
to enter Route 201. Your RIVAL is waiting for you there. He will talk to you
when you approach him. He will follow you now. Head west, because you cannot
enter the grass without a pokemon. Follow the path west and then north to enter
the lakefront. Save before you enter if you want to ensure you get a female
pokemon. Pick your pokemon and when you enter the battle, if it is not female,
1.0.1 - Verity Lakefront
Time to get a pokekmon. You will encounter two people chatting. They will leave
and forget something. Your rival will notice and you two will head into the the
grass. ATTACK! Now pick your pokemon:
Turtwig - You get Defense and Attack at the cost of speed. Turns into a
grass/ground poke and will make a better choice for an easier
Chimchar - High attack, involves into a Fire/Fighting type poke. Rough first
gym but gets easier after that.
Piplup - Pretty easy first gym with this poke, turns into a water/metal
poke which is strong late in the game.
Defeat the Starly with your newfound pokemon. Now you are busted. You transport
back to your house and your mother will give you the running shoes. Hooray! Now
the fun begins. Head north (Route 201) and east through the grass. You can gain
some levels here but you cannot catch any of the pokemon yet. Follow Route 201
to Sandgem Town. The man in the grass will give you a potion if you speak with
him and it restores 20HP.
Pokemon found on Route 201: Bidoof, Starly
Pokedex seen count: 3
1.0.2 - Sandgem Town
Your RIVAL will take you to the professor's lab. Talk to the professor and say
yes to his adventure and you will get the Pokedex. After you have the pokedex,
leave and you will be escorted around town. Your escort will head north a bit
to Route 202 and if you try to pass, she will tell you to visit your mother.
You can head south and get the Antidote and can also buy pokeballs at the mart.
So, head back to your house. Talk to your mom and your RIVAL's mom will enter
and give you a package to deliver. Go back to Sandgem and head north to Route
202. The person in the grass will show you how to catch pokemon and give you 5
free pokeballs.
Route 202
Route 202 has your first trainer battle. Hopefully you raised your starter poke
some levels to deal with the trainers. The battles aren't hard so you shouldn't
have much trouble. There are some new pokes in the grass and another potion on
this route.
Route 202 pokes: Shinx, Bidoof, Starly, Kricketot
Pokedex seen count: 5
1.0.3 - Jubilife City
Route 202 leads to Jubilife Town. Your RIVAL is located at the trainer school
and it has a big pokeball logo above the door. Enter the school and deliver
the package to get the town map. Battle the two trainers on the right side of
the school to get TM10. They both have abras which is Psychic type. This will
add another pokemon to our seen count.
When you leave the school, head north to be approached by a man who is doing a
promotion on watches. Find the clowns, answer yes to all of them and then get a
watch. There are clowns in the town and they are very easy to find.
Locations: 1) Near the pokemon center, north
2) In front of the TV station
3) In front of the watch company, Poketch
Talk to the man with your three coupons in hand and you will get the watch.
Before you leave town, enter the condos and the girl on the first floor will
give you the quick claw. Exit Jubilife using the west exit. Once you enter the
building exit, talk to the fisherman inside to get the Old Rod. You can now
catch magikarps. Who doesn't love gyarados? You cannot do anything else on
Route 218 until later. Head back into Jubilife.
Leave town through the northern exit.
Pokedex seen count: 6
Route 204
There is a new pokemon up here, Budew. The second trainer here will show you a
magikarp. The third trainer will show Budew if you didn't find one in the grass
already. Enter the cave and you can find Psyduck, Geodude and Zubat. Exit the
cave once you have at least found Geodude and Zubat.
Head back into Jubilife when you are finished catching pokes and battling
trainers. The east exit is the way to go but be ready for a battle with your
RIVAL. He will have a Starly at level 7 and his starter at level 9.
Pokedex seen count: 11
Route 203
Your RIVAL will show another pokemon, his starter. Quite a few trainers here.
Make your way through the route getting some XP. Abra is available in the
grass. If you want one, you have to throw the pokeball immediately as it will
run away if you try to battle it. When you get to the end, there is a cave
entrance. The trainer south of the cave entrance has a Machop for your pokedex.
The cave has a couple trainers inside and also nets you an HM. It is a small
cave and exits in Oreburgh City. The last trainer shows you a Psyduck if you
didn't find one earlier.
Pokedex seen count: 13
1.0.4 - Oreburgh City
Finally, a badge city. However, the gym leader is not around. He is in the
mines and you will have to go get him out. The first house in town has a dusk
ball on the second floor. The 2nd house offers an Abra for a Machop which is a
great way to get an Abra that will grow fast. Upstairs is a man looking to see
a Zubat. You will get a TM if you bring him one. Enter the pokemon center and
go down the stairs. Wi-fi is now open to you. The house below the mining museum
has a great ball.
The mine is located in the Southern most part of town. You can get a super
potion from one of the workers east of the mine entrance. Enter the mine. Onix
is the new poke available here. The mine has some trainers and a worker
located between two rocks. Talk to him, he is the gym leader, and he will show
you rock smash and leave. Defeat the trainers and collect the items. When done,
head out and off to the gym.
Pokedex seen count: 14
Oreburgh Gym
This gym is all geodude and onix. Make sure you have a poke that can handle
these two (water/grass is best). The leader has a lvl 12 of each and a lvl 14
Cranidos who is very tough. It's huge attack stat will knock most of your
pokes out with one hit. If you have trouble, raise your levels. Winning nets
you a TM that is very similar to spikes but for a rock pokemon and your first
Pokedex seen count: 15
NOTE: The GTS is now open in Jubilife which enables you to trade pokemon online
without knowing friend codes. If you get a pokemon that is a much higher level
than the pokes you are using, it probably will not obey you. Keep that in mind.
2.0.0 - Forest Badge
Now the quest for the 2nd badge begins. If you go north of Oreburgh, you can
catch a Machop on Route 207. You can't do anything else until you have the bike
so you need to go back through the tunnel to Jubilife. Once you reach Jubilife,
head north for a double battle. After the battle, you will get the Fashion
Case. You can now buy dress-up items to use on your pokemon inside the tv
station, pointless IMO. The grunts showed some more pokes so that is nice.
Enter the TV station before going on Route 204.
TV Station
On the first floor, talk to the Pikachu. It will battle you and will be added
to your Dex. The girl at the counter does a lottery. Bring all traded pokemon
here and draw a number. If it matches, you can get a good item like a master
ball. There is a turtwig mask on the second floor if you want it. Leave. Talk
to the president of the poketch company. He is by the counter on the first
floor of the poketch building. You get the app Memo Pad. Leave.
North to Route 209.
Pokedex seen count: 18
Ravaged Path
You can now get through the cave with rock smash. Inside the cave, left gets
you an item but dead ends and right exits the cave. Once outside, keep trekking
north. The first trainer shows Cherubi. The double battle up ahead shows
Pachirisu. Return here with cut to get TM78. No new pokes in the grass, TM09 is
on the west side of this route. Floaroma town is just ahead.
Pokedex seen count: 20
2.0.1 - Floaroma Town
Flowers, flowers, flowers. The flower shop has the watering can and some
berries. There is TM88 in the house next to the flower shop. Nothing else to
see here, make your way east (Route 205).
The bridge is impassable so keep going east. The grunt guarding the building
has a lvl11 Glameow which is new to the dex. Fight the goon and he will lock
himself inside the Windworks. He will also tell you about the goons in
Floaroma town so you need to go back there. The grass has some new pokes,
Pachirisu, Shellos and Buizel.
Once you are back in Floaroma, move to the top left corner of the town and the
goons will be gone. Now there is a secret entrance. Defeat the goons inside the
garden to get the key from the old man. Grunt 1 will show a Silcoon. After the
the old man will give you some honey that can be put on the orange /
brown trees. See the Appendix to find out which pokemon can only be caught this
way. Once again, back to the Valley Windworks. Leave the garden with key in
hand and take Route 205 east. Open the door the grunt hid behind earlier.
Inside, be ready for battle. The grunts will be easy but the boss is a little
tough. The first grunt you encounter has a lvl11 Cascoon for the dex. The boss
is one of Team Galactics commanders. She has a lvl 14 Zubat and a lvl 16
Purugly. I ended up beating Purugly with a lvl 10 onix but I lost everything
else. Use potions and defeat her.
Once she is defeated, you can cross the bridge from earlier. The papa and the
little girl will tell you about a special balloon poke but you cannot get that
one yet so ignore it for now. Heal in Floaroma and cross the bridge.
Pokedex seen count: 26
Route 205
The first trainer over the bridge has a lvl14 Ponyta. There are no new pokes in
the grass. There are some items here along the route but nothing fancy. There
is a house near the end of the route that will heal your pokemon. Just west of
the house is a trainer that has Piplup which may or may not help with your dex.
Do not worry if it doesn't. The rest of the trainers can be skipped if you do
not want the XP.
Pokedex seen count: 27
2.0.2 - Eterna Forest
When you enter the forest, you get approached by someone looking for help with
getting out. She will follow you and fight alongside you during your trek. One
really cool thing about her following you is that after every battle, your
pokemon are fully healed. The forest isn't hard to get through, just keep
fighting trainers and you know you are going the right way. There are some
items in the grass and also some new pokes. Going through the grass with your
new friend nets two pokemon per battle as well.
The first double battle shows Beautifly and Silcoon to your pokedex. The third
double battle has Burmy, Kricketune and Dustox. The fourth one has a Meditite.
1) East, north, double battle, follow route to double battle.
2) South, east, double battle, east, north, double battle, north, east into
3) North, west, north, east, EXIT.
NEW Pokemon roundup: Murkrow(D), Wurmple, Silcoon(D), Cascoon(P),Beautifly(D),
Buneary, Dustox(P), Misdreavus(P)
Misdreavus and Murkrow can be hard to find so if you don't, you will get to see
them later in the game. Exit the forest and cross the bridge, fight the
fisherman to get some lousy XP because they mostly have magikarps. From left to
right, the 1st fisherman doesn't battle, the 2nd one has a goldeen for the dex,
the 3rd fisherman has only Magikarp so skip him entirely and the last fisherman
also has a goldeen with a bunch of Magikarp.
Keep going east and you will enter Eterna City.
Pokedex seen count: 36
2.0.3 - Eterna City
Talk to everyone in the town and you should net a TM from an old lady, an
explorer kit and HM Cut. If you head south right away there is a professor's
aid that will give you EXP share. The condos have an in-game trade, Buizel for
a Chatot. They also have the name rater who lets you nickname your pokemon. You
cannot change the name of traded pokemon however. The old lady with TM67 is on
the 2nd floor here.
The explorer kit can be found in the house next to the pokemon center. Talk to
the old man and he will give you the kit and also some tests he wants you to
complete so you can learn how to use the kit. See the Appendix for pokemon that
can be caught this way and what you can do underground. You get HM cut when you
take the northern route in the city. There is a poketch app inside the pokemon
center, talk to the girl near the counter to get it.
The second badge is here and you do not need to do anything special to get it.
Just go to the gym and fight for it. The gym in town is a grass gym so you will
need a flying or fire move for it. There are a couple new pokemon available to
see in the gym.
When you get to the gym, the leader will be waiting for you. She will hide her
trainers inside the gym and you will need to find them and defeat them to be
able to battle her. Enter the main room after she goes in and start searching.
Go north 90% of the way then head west. The first trainer is here. Follow the
path west, then south and you will find the second trainer after the 2 rocks.
Go back to the door and you can see three small trees in the top right of your
screen, behind them is a trainer. To get to the last one, go back to the door
and follow the first path east and then north. The trainer is in the area with
the four flowers.
Now you can fight the gym leader. Her highest level poke is a lvl 22 Roserade.
I demolished all her pokes and everyone in the gym with a lvl19 Staravia. So
long as you have a super effective move for this gym, you should breeze through
Pokedex seen count: 38
After you defeat the gym leader, you have a couple options. From here, you can
head east to route 211 where there is some tall grass and a cave. This way has
Ponyta, Chingling and Meditite in the grass. Inside the cave there is Cleffa
but the cave dead ends until later in the game. If you can't find ponyta, give
up until later one where it will be a lot more common. The two trainers you can
fight along the way have nothing new.
Pokedex seen count: 39 (not counting ponyta or cleffa)
In the northern part of town, there are some grass trees that you can cut down.
Cut them and enter the building. This is the galactic grunts building and you
need to go through it in order to get the bike. You can avoid most of the
trainers in here or talk to the people on the computers to get more XP. The
hardest poke in here is a lvl 20 Skuntank with most of the pokes averaging lvl
15 and they are mostly bugs. You get two new pokemon for the pokedex even if
you skip the trainers on the computers.
Pokedex seen count: 41
Once you defeat all the trainers, the bike shop owner is released and you can
enter the bike shop and get a bike. The bike shop is located just south of the
pokemon center. You get a bike that is the mach bike and acro bike mixed
together. You change between bikes by pressing the B button. Go back to where
you got the exp share and now you can get past the guards as you have a bike.
Cycling Road
There are some trainers along here you can fight for some more XP. The first
trainer you can battle has a Staravia for the pokedex. The third trainer has a
Ponyta if you didn't catch one earlier. You will be able to catch one soon. The
rest can be skipped if you so choose. At the end of cycling road is a girl who
will give you an accessory. Exit cycling road and you are at Route 206, up the
ledge that we couldn't go up earlier. There are two small trees that you can
cut here. Cut them to gain access to some new pokemon. On route 206, you can
find Bronzor, Stunky(D), Kricketune and Ponyta. This Ponyta is a lot more
abundant than the one earlier.
Pokedex seen count: 43
3.0.1 - Cave of Doubt
There is a cave at the end of Route 206 called the Cave of Doubt. You can use
the TM flash to light up the cave but Bidoof cannot learn it. If you do not
want to use your TM(and who would), I have the way to go here as it is quite a
maze. Enter the cave and follow these directions: SMR stands for Smash the Rock
1) North, SMR.
2) North again, SMR.
3) North, then west, SMR.
*) West, South, West, South leads to two trainers and an item, TM32
*) West, South, SMR, South leads to a Hiker and a dead end
4) North, SMR
5) North, then West, SMR
*) North, West, South leads to two trainers and an item (Rare Candy)
6) North, East, SMR, continue East, South, Escape Rope.
7) East, South, SMR
8) South, SMR, Follow path and keeping SMRs. When you get to north or south
intersection, go North. You will get Mira who heals your pokes after battles
South from Mira goes to two trainers. Pokemon encounters now show two pokes
9) Leave with Mira. Follow directions backwards. You can go back and fight the
trainers now as they will be easier with healing afterwards.
I honestly do not know what saving Mira does for the main game. Since I don't,
I am not going to count the above section in the Pokedex seen count.
Route 207
Thank god that is over, head back to where you cut the trees and go down. You
are on Route 207. You can now go down the ledge and back up so long as your
bike is set to fast. Down the ledge is a town so you can heal your pokes. You
should be OK though since you had Mira. On your way to the town, your friend
will stop you and ask you to pick a hand. It does not matter which hand you
pick because you get the same item anyway, the VS SEEKER and a poketch app.
You want to go East on Route 207 when you are ready. Some trainers and items
throughout here or you can just skip a lot of the trainers and go to the cave.
The hiker before the cave has a Bronzor if you didn't see one earlier. The cave
is very short and requires no HMs. Go through the cave.
Same situation as before. You can fight everyone and get items or run through
this part. After the grass is the berry masters house. He will give you a
berry everyday. The little girl gives you a poketch app so get that from her.
The girl trainer before the house has a Combee for the pokedex. The fellow
south of the house has a Mime Jr and a Bonsly. There is a Karate guy south of
the house that will give you the Odd Keystone that you need to capture the
pokemon Spiritomb. East arrives in Hearthome City.
Pokedex seen count: 46
Old Chateau
Now that you have done cycling road and have the ability to use cut, you can
return to the forest and cut down the trees near the exit. There is an Old
Chateau here. Now is your chance to get a Gastly. Inside here lies TM90 and
some items. It is not worth checking this place out unless you really want a
Gastly or TM90.
3.0.2 - Hearthome City
Do like you always do when you enter a town. Talk to everyone and get stuff.
The Shell Bell is available on the second floor of the house right next to the
Fan Club. The Poffin Case is given to you by the Fan Club president. You need
this to evolve a pokemon like Feebas. The hiker in the Southeat corner of town
has an egg for you. To hatch an egg, carry the egg with you and walk a certain
amount of steps with the egg. It will hatch when you reach the right amount of
steps. It is usually somewhere between 3,000 and 7,000 steps and depends on the
Ensure your pokemon are healed because you are going to have to battle your
RIVAL in the town. After you battle, the Southeast exit opens up. There is no
gym battle here but you can talk to the gym leader outside the contest hall.
You need to do this in order to get your RIVAL to battle you. Enter the contest
hall after the gym leader moves and talk to your mom. You can leave now and you
will be able to battle.
In the Northeast and Northwest corner of the city is a cute pokemon stroll
area. Only certain pokemon are permitted here and it has some TMs and other
useful items in it. The Southeast corner exit leads to Route 209 and you can
get a Good Rod from the fisherman here. The Southwest exit is still blocked by
the TV reporter. Go to Route 209. Your RIVAL has evolved his starter and you
should have evolved yours by now as well.
Pokedex seen count: 48
Route 209
More same old pokemon formula here. Walk through the route collecting items and
battling trainers. The Pikachu is actually a trainer you can battle. The first
trainer you encounter has a Pichu for the pokedex. You can now fish for better
fish with the Good Rod here. Place the Odd Keystone inside the large rock and
it turns into the Hallowed Tower. This serves no purpose until you have talked
to 32 people in the underground, more on that later. The girl trainer west of
the Tower has a Cleffa if you missed it earlier. Route 209 leads to Solaceon
Town and the Lost Tower.
NEW pokemon round up: Chansey, Mime JR, Bibarel, Good Rod pokes
Pokedex seen count: 51 (with Chansey)
The Lost Tower
The Lost Tower is a tower of pokemon graves. You can be attacked while walking
around the tower. There are some more trainers and items scattered here. The
first trainer has a Stunky(D) which is good for Pearl players. There are some
Gastly here if you didn't go back to Old chateau. On the third floor, there is
a double battle you can skip, don't. The trainers have Misdreavus and Murkow so
that is good for both Diamond and Pearl players. You get the cleanse tag and HM
Strength at the top of the tower. Leave.
Pokedex seen count: 55
3.0.3 - Solaceon Town
To the Pokemon Center to heal. Everyone around town is wearing a hat. Talk to
everyone in town to get some new items. The first cowboy you see gives you a
poketch app. The furthest house east has the seal case for you. If you bring
the newspaper guy what he wants, he will give you an item. Nothing spectacular.
We have finally reached the Day Care! You can breed two pokemon by putting a
male and female from the same egg group into the day care. Once you have put
two pokemon in the day care, the man inside will give you a poketch app. The
day care is also good for raising pokemon you don't want to battle with. Every
step you take is 1 XP for a day care pokemon. Talk to the day care man outside
when you have two pokemon in the day care to see how long an egg will take to
arrive. If the old man says, "The two prefer to play with other pokemon" then
you will never get an egg. No gym here, darn.
Solaceon Ruins
Located in the east side of town in a cave. The ruins has Unown and trainers.
Press A on the rocks to get items. It doesn't work for all of the rocks though.
There is only one right way to go through the ruins. When you first enter the
ruins, there is text on the wall and it is directions on how to get to through
the maze.
"Top Right, Lower Left, Top Right, Top left, Top Left, Lower Left."
When you get to the room with the 4 pokeballs, there is text on the wall. It is
written in Unown and it possibly says:
"Friendship all lives touch other lives to create something anew and alive."
Leave the ruins once you have everything. Go north of town to Route 210.
Unown are all different letters but only count as 1 entry in the pokedex.
Pokedex seen count: 56
Route 210
The first trainer in the tall grass has an Aipom and a Girafarig for the dex.
You get TM51 along the way here but you have to talk a the girl on the right
side of the route to get it. The second double battle has a Clefairy for the
pokedex. The trainer north of the second double battle has a Happiny so if you
dont want to hatch the egg from the hiker, battle him or the girl at the end of
the tall grass.
As you travel, you will find the Milk store and lots of people inside. If you
talk to them, most of them will engage in battle. You can battle the two
trainers at the same table for Sudowoodo and Mr. Mime. You cannot get past the
Psyducks right now so go east to Route 215.
Pokedex seen count: 62
Route 215
More trainers and more pokes. You can catch a Kadabra in the grass. Keep going
and you will reach Veilstone City. The first trainer battle has a Shieldon
which we haven't seen yet. TM66 is available from a Karate guy. The 2nd Karate
guy has a Croagunk and the third one is right next to a Fist Plate but has no
new pokemon. TM43 is available by way of cut along the route. The double battle
at the end of the route has a Monferno so that may or may not help you but the
Gyarados should.
Pokedex seen count: 65
3.0.4 - Veilstone City
Enter town, walk around, talk to everyone. Dawn is outside the gym as well as
an old man who will give you TM63. There is a house with a girl who massages
your pokemon once a day and gives you an accessory afterwards. Next to her
is a house with a jester in it. Just keep picking the same hand over and over
and eventually you will win. You get a coin case. You can get the coins from
the Game Corner now and exchange them for FABULOUS PRIZES!!! WOOOT!
Ultra Balls and Great balls are finally available at the Department Store First
Floor. There is also a new Poketch app in here and lots of TMs for sale. The
Sticky Barb hold item is located on the roof. The app is on the second floor
and you have to talk to the girl behind the counter to get it.
Now we can get another badge. The gym is not too hard. Machokes and Meditites
at lvl 25 and 26 until you get to the gym leader, Flying/Psychic is best. This
was another gym where I could own with Staravia. The gym leader has a lvl 30
Lucario that is fighting/steel so psychic will do normal damage. You get the
ability to use HM fly outside which is good because it is in the galactic
warehouse. If you get stuck, try to line up all the gaps in the boards with the
stairs. Walk outside of the gym to have Dawn ask you for help. Defeat the
thugs, enter the warehouse and Fly is in plain sight.
Fly to Hearthome and you can now leave through the Southwest exit of the town.
When you exit, you will be on Route 212.
Pokedex seen count: 67
Route 212
This route has a honey tree you can smear which is good since it is so close
to town. There are also some police patrolling here. TM11 is here but requires
cut, some other items as well that require surf. There is the Pokemon Mansion
here as well.
The first double battle has a Chatot you want to see for the pokedex. You can
acquire one by utilizing the in-game trade mentioned earlier in the guide. The
double battle before the Pokemon Mansion has a Buneary.
Pokedex seen count: 69
Pokemon Mansion
If you enter the mansion and go left, there is a Great Ball, Soothe Bell and a
Burn heal in the trash can. If you go right, TM Swagger is in the office. Go
to the garden to catch some new pokes. Roselia and Pikachu are available here
as well as Pichu.
After you are done, back to Route 212.
Route 212
Head south out of the Mansion through the grass. No new pokes here but there
are Wooper in the rainy grass coming up. There are some trainers along here
that average lvl20. There is a girl in a house here who will trade shards for
TMs. You can get shards in the underground. The first double battle in the
rainy area has a Prinplup which, again, may or may not help you. It helped me
so I am going to include it in the count. You will catch up soon if it didn't
help you.
The first fisherman has Barboach, the 2nd one has nothing new and the third
fisherman has a Gyarados. The bog here is kind of a pain. You cannot use your
bike on the bog. When you fall into the bog, just keep trying to move and
eventually you will. At the end of the bog is TM06 so you want to be sure to
get that. You can skip the bike path if you want. There are two trainers and a
zinc at the end of it. Route 212 leads to Pastoria City.
Pokedex seen count: 72
4.0.0 - Pastoria City
The first house is a berry lady house who will give you a berry everyday. The
pokemon move tutor is here as well as the Safari Zone. The move tutor is very
helpful if you transfer a lot of pokes from pal park or if you want to get a
move back that you deleted. The move tutor will ask for a heart scale and you
can get them in the underground. The gym in town is all water pokemon with
hardly any barboach so you can do just fine with electric type attacks. The
highest level pokemon in here is a lvl 30 Floatzel. You gain the Fen badge and
the ability to use the HM you get in the Safari Zone outside.
Safari Zone
The first guy on the right when you enter the Safari Zone gives you HM05. The
Safari Zone has two new pokes and the best way to get them, is to use the
binoculars on the 2nd floor to see where they are. Go to the area that they
show up in and stand in the grass. Move the character around but don't actually
take a step. You will get encounters without increasing your step count. So
long as you do not run out of balls you can stay forever. I am not going to
count the Safari Zone in the seen count.
Pastoria City
You should always battle all the trainers in a gym because they show you new
pokemon and give you more XP. After you beat the gym, talk to the Grunt in the
northern most part of town. He will run off and he tells you not to follow him,
you should. Your rival will show up when you try to follow the grunt so be
ready for a battle. The gym had Azurill, Marill, Wingull and Floatzel.
Pokedex seen count: 76 (Halfway there!)
5.0.0 - Route 213
Follow the route fighting trainers. Everytime you see the grunt, talk to him
and make him run off again. Floatzel and Wingull are new pokes in the grass.
There is a man on the route who will give you a footprint ribbon for your
lead pokemon. The first fisherman has a Remoraid and the second one doesn't
Pokedex seen count: 77
The hotel area has a lot of trainers you can battle, mostly in the restaurant.
Lots of double battles in here and you get a lot of money afterwards. The pokes
average lvl 20-23. The hotel clerk at the front desk will heal your pokes for
you. There is a TM available on the hotel property as well. You will find the
grunt here and he will finally battle you. He has a lvl 25 Glameow. Follow him
again and Cynthia will meet you and give you a potion to remove the psyducks
from Route 210. Continue heading north on Route 214 and take the eastern path.
There is a girl trainer along the way who has a Haunter. The girl right after
her, has a Wormadon.
You can keep heading North to find a cave on the east path that has a man
asking you to catch Unowns. If you catch all 26 types of Unowns, one for each
letter of the alphabet, the ruin maniac finishes the cave. The cave then leads
to another area that has two more unowns. The two extra unowns are the question
mark and the exclamation point. If you keep walking around the cave, you will
eventually get attacked by a rare Hippopotas. In 25 attacks, I got 24 geodudes
and 1 hippo. I have been told the more unowns you catch, the higher the
encounter rate for Hippopotas. Eventually, you will end up in Veilstone City.
If you do not care about catching Hippopotas, fly to Solaceon right away. If
you go to Veilstone, take Route 215 West to the Psyducks.
New Poke Round-Up: Hippopotas, Graveler
Pokedex seen count: 79 (not counting Hippopotas and Graveler)
5.0.1 - Route 210
Once you reach the Psyduck, heal them with the secret potion. Afterwards,
Cynthia will show and ask you to deliver an Old Charm to someone in Celestic
Town. As you travel along the route, a thick fog will show up blocking your
view. Use HM05 Defog to remove the fog. There are some lvl25-27 trainers here.
Follow route 210 until you reach Celestic Town.
There are three ninja trainers hidden in the tall grass. The one hidden on the
east side of the tall grass has a Skorupi. The rest have pokemon we have
already seen. The ninja boy above the karate man after you use Defog has a
Golbat. There is a girl trainer along the route that has a Grotle. Keep
following the path and you will keep getting in battles. You see Mothim, Luxio
and Raichu before you end up at a bike path. The bike path leads to TM30 and a
After you get the TM, head back onto the normal route. After the karate guy,
you can go right for a battle and an item or left. The item is the Smoke Ball
and it lets you run from any wild encounter. East dead ends so turn around and
head west. The first trainer this way has a Hoothoot and its evolved form,
Noctowl. That is two more for the pokedex. Take the bridge and you will be
stopped by an old man for a battle. He has nothing new but you cannot avoid the
battle. Celestic town is just ahead.
Pokedex seen count: 85
5.0.2 - Celestic Town
You can net a poketch app and a great ball by talking to the residents of this
town. The Great Ball is in the pokemon center and the app is in the house in
the southwest corner of town.
A galactic grunt is blocking the cave and he needs to be disposed of. He
has a lvl25 beautifly and a lvl27 Croagunk. After you defeat him, the old
woman will come up to you and thank you. Enter the cave and press A on the
pictures of the pokemon on the wall. The old woman will enter again and give
you HM03 Surf.
Now the gym in Hearthome is open! You can fly there now or you can go west to
Route 211 and get a TM and fight some trainers for XP. No new pokes that way
though. The TM is Psych Up.
5.0.3 - Hearthome Revisited
The gym here is all Ghost which means a dark pokemon will own it. The puzzles
are ridiculously easy but you should go in the wrong doors on purpose to get
more battles in before the leader. A lot of the trainers in here have Drifloon
who does a lot of damage to you after a physical attack is done to it. Be sure
to fight the girl on the 2nd floor, far right door before you go straight to
the gym leader.
The boss has:
Lvl 32 Drifblim
Lvl 36 Mismagius
Lvl 34 Gengar
You get TM65, a new badge and the ability to use Surf outside. This opens up a
lot of pathways that you could not utilize before. You should take some time
and travel to these places:
Route 209 has TM19
Route 204 and the cave here
Pokedex seen count: 89
6.0.0 - Canalave City
Fly to Jubilife City and head west. You can surf near the fisherman that gave
you the old rod. Keep heading west and there are 2 fisherman here you can
battle. There is a lot of new pokemon this way. The sailor when you reach land
has a Mantyke. The grass along the way has Gastrodons, Mr. Mimes and Glameows
(P) in it and when you are surfing, you will be attacked by Pelipper. When you
arrive at the city entrance, you will get a new app for your poketch.
The move deleter is here as well as TM48. Be ready for a battle so straight to
the pokemon center as your RIVAL will catch up to you soon enough. Your RIVAL's
team is up in the lower 30s now and his main pokemon is at lvl35. Cross the
bridge to have your RIVAL challenge you. Your RIVAL has a lvl30 Heracross which
is new and it has a high attack stat.
Pokedex seen count: 93 (not counting Mr. Mime)
After the battle, head south once you cross the bridge and there is a sailor
near a boat. You can take this boat to IRON ISLAND. For now, surf south on the
water and you will find TM89. Take the boat to IRON ISLAND for a rare pokemon.
Iron Island is the home of a very rare pokemon. You get the pokemon in egg form
so you are going to need an empty spot in your party. No HMs are needed so
that opens up your HM slave spot. Exit the boat and go up the stairs into the
Steelix and Golbat are new here. You can get some good XP inside the cave. You
will be attacked by a lot of Graveler and that is new to the pokedex. Ice and
water attacks will help throughout the cave. There are quite a few trainers and
items here.
Fast Route:
1) Go down the east set of stairs.
2) Up stairs, east, down stairs, south, up east set of stairs, down elevator.
3) Go down west set of stairs, get partner.
4) Take first path south, fight trainers, south, stay on path, up stairs, south
fight trainers, down stairs, up stairs, down elevator.
5) This gets you the Riolu egg. Go through cave door, up elevator, out cave.
Cherrim is found in step 2 in a trainer battle. Medicham is found in step 4.
You should see Steelix at some point throughout the cave as well. If you miss
Steelix, it will be in the gym so do not worry about it.
Riolu turns into the pokemon your partner was using in the cave.
Pokedex seen count: 97
Canalave Gym
This gym is mostly steel and rock pokemon. Surf takes care of a lot of the
enemies so you should probably have a poke that can do it well. One of the
trainers before the boss has a Azuremarill
The boss has a
lvl39 Bastiodon. The Bastiodon can be a pain but luckily for me, it did not use
Rest. It may use it against you so be ready for it. It is a rock/steel pokemon
so ground moves will really hurt it. Winning nets you the Mind badge and the
ability to use Strength outside.
Strength will let you move the gray boulders around. Evolve your bidoof to be
able to teach it Strength if you have been using one. Now you want to hit the
caves. There is a cave near Oreburgh that will give you a TM and a cave near
Celestic Town.
After you have beaten the gym, your RIVAL will talk to you again. Go inside the
library and meet him on the 3rd floor. The library is in the northwest corner
of the city. Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to go to Valor
Lakefront and enter where the two guards would not let you pass before.
Pokedex seen count: 99
6.0.0 - Valor Lakefront
Walk through the magikarps fighting trainers until you get to the cave. Enter
the cave and be ready for a battle. The highest lvl poke in here is a lvl37
Toxicroak. It is fighting so flying works well. Afer you defeat him, fly to
Twinleaf town.
Pokedex seen count: 100
Twinleaf Town
Go north and then west to where you first got your pokemon. The lake is now
filled with grunts so take them out. Another battle with Mars awaits and she
still has her Purugly. The double battles before show no new pokemon. One lake
left, fly to Celestic Town.
6.0.1 - Celestic Cave
Head West of Celestic Town and enter the cave. Part of the cave is foggy but
you do not need fog clear unless you want to get Light Clay. Otherwise, your
new HM and rock smash should do just fine. Enter the cave and start heading
north. you need to move the boulder. Follow the path north and then west.
The fog room is coming up and you can use fog clear or you can make your way
through the fog without it. Run from the battles as you will have a lot lower
accuracy with the fog. Stay to the left if you just want to run through the
area. Take the stairs and you will be in the room with the exit, no obstacles
here. Exit the cave.
NEW poke round-up: Clefairy
Route 216
Snowing here turns into hail in your battles. I didn't have an ICE pokemon so
this was frustrating. If you take the high road, a girl trainer along the way
has a Lopunny. The low road has an Ambipom and grass with new pokes. Follow the
path until you get to a house and fight all the trainers. Each of the trainers
will show you a new pokemon. You can heal your pokes inside the house by taking
a nap in the bed. After the house, go North to Route 217. The first girl in the
grass after the house has a Mr. Mime if you missed it earlier.
Pokedex seen count: 105
Route 217
The snow really starts coming down here. You fall down into heavy snow and
barely move but just keep trudging along. The first trainer you battle has a
Hippopotas which is good if you didn't search the cave for it.
Stay close to the west wall until
you get to a house. Grab the pokeball behind the house and it is HM06. Enter
the house and talk to the Hiker to get an item. Back outside, The northeast
corner of the route has some grass and another house. The spell tag is inside
that house and in the grass are Snover, Sneasel and Medicham. The exit to the
route is north of the Hiker's house. There is a trainer battle you can't avoid
and he has a Seaking.
Pokedex seen count: 107
6.0.1 - Snowpoint City
You first come across Acuity Lakefront but the Galactic Grunts are keeping you
out. Head east from here through the grass. You will end up in Snowpoint City.
This city is pretty much just a gym city. Walk around and talk to everyone and
then take on the gym. You may get stuck in the gym for a few minutes.
The gym has snowballs inside. You can slam into the snowballs and break them.
However, if you touch stairs while you are heading towards the snowball, you
will slow down too much to break the snowball. This is very similar to the
Zelda ice puzzles in Twilight Princess except instead of pushing blocks, you
are using youself. You need to break all the snowballs in the very middle and
and the ones that are blocking the stairs to the gym leader. If you see a
snowball can only be hit from the east or west and the east path has stairs,
then you know you HAVE to hit it from the west.
The leader has pokes ranging from lvl38-42. The Abomasnow is new and is tough.
Steel and Fire will do best in this gym and the leader is no exception. Win and
get the ability to use Rock Climb outside of battle and TM72. If you fought all
the trainers before the gym leader you got Tentacruel, if not, it will show up
again later.
Rock Climb is useful, like surf, in getting places you couldn't before. I am
sure you have seen the parts around Sinnoh that can be scaled. You can choose
to go scale these places and gain items and TMs or you can continue the
Pokedex seen count: 109
Acuity Lakefront
Now that the gym is beaten, you can enter the lakefront, do that. No battles
here just more story. They tell you not to go to galactic HQ but that is
exactly where we are going. Fly to Veilstone.
7.0.0 - Galactic End
Go to HQ and not the warehouse, outside of HQ, there is a grunt you can talk to
who will run off and leave a key. Pick up the key and head to the warehouse.
You can open the first door in the warehouse but they key will break inside
the lock. Better find another key then...
7.0.1 - Galactic Warehouse
Not a very difficult area to scale, there is a bed inside the warehouse you can
use to heal your pokes. You are looking for the galactic key inside the
warehouse. Once you find the key, you can now get more access inside HQ. When
you go down the stairs, you can go North or East. North leads to the door we
need the key for so go East. Keep following East and there will be a couple
trainer battles and you will have to go up two sets of stairs. Eventually you
reach two warp panels.
The east panel leads to a TM so take that one real quick. Then go back through
and take the west warp panel. Follow the path and you end up in a room with a
set of stairs in the east and a warp panel in the western part of the room. The
trainer in this room has 3 bug pokemon. Take the warp and follow it and you
will have to fight a scientist. This way leads to the key. Once you have the
key, go back to the room you took the warp previously and take the stairs this
time if you want TM21. If you do not want the TM, then just leave the warehouse
and go next door to HQ.
7.0.2 - Galactic HQ
The goal here is to get to the end and fight the boss. It is pretty straight
forward. You can go slightly off the beaten path for items but you do not get
far. At the end, you fight the galactic boss and get a masterball. The boss
has 2 pokes weak to electric and 1 Sneasel which is dark/ice. They are between
lvl40 and lvl43. Once you beat him, he tells you to go east. You will end up
in another room now. There is another battle up ahead but it is easier than the
one you just had.
The Galactic Admin has a Kadabra, Bronzor and Toxicroak. They are lvl38 and 40.
Once you defeat her, she will move out of the way and you can press the red
button. This lets three legendary pokemon free.
7.0.3 - Mt. Coronet
To get to Mt. Coronet, you are going to need your HM slave with strength. Fly
to Hearthome city and head west, Route 208. Enter the cave and once inside, you
will need to go north. At the very top of Mt. Coronet is Dialga so be ready for
a legendary battle. Bring about 30 Ultra Balls,4 Quick Balls and 6 Timer balls.
Dialga will be lvl47 and is a steel/dragon type. If you are playing Pearl, you
will not get Dialga but instead will see Palkia. Palkia is a lvl47 water /
dragon type.
When you first enter the cave, you need to head west to the opposite side. Once
you reach the west entrance, head north and surf across the pond. Use rock
climb to reach the stairs up. You should seen Bronzong somewhere along the way.
It is the evolved form of Bronzor and is new to the pokedex. In the next room:
North, West, South, Upstairs, North, West over bridge, down stairs, up north
stairs,up stairs, cross bridge, down stairs, down stairs, upstairs and in cave
Next room: Up stairs, up stairs
Next room: up stairs, trainer battle, west, south, trainer battle, Out.
Now you are outside. Follow the path and use rock climb when you get there. Now
instead of using rock climb again, head west and through the grass until you
reach another cave. Inside, use rock climb, follow the path, down the stairs
then east out of the cave.
Outside again. Through the grass, down the stairs, rock climb west. Down the
stairs, through the grass, keep going west and you find another cave. Enter.
There is only one way to go through here so keep following the path, eventually
you emerge at the very top. Inside the cave, there is also Chimecho.
Pokedex seen count: 111
Spear Pillar
Ok, 2 galactic battles and 1 legendary pokemon coming up. You can't avoid the
double battle so you need to try and reach the boss. They will converge on you
but your RIVAL will show up and help. The big boys here are Purugly lvl 45 and
Skuntank lvl46. Once you defeat them, you rival heals your pokes for the boss
The boss fight is going to go pretty similar to the way it was last time. He
has upped his levels some and has a new Gyarados. Whatever worked last time is
still going to work this time so as long as you gained some levels, you should
be fine. He has some evolved pokemon you haven't seen before so that will help
out with the pokedex. Defeat him and get access to Dialga / Palkia. SAVE!! You
only get one chance at legendaries so if you knock them out, you will never be
able to catch them again.
The best way to catch legendaries is to use a pokemon that has stat upping
moves and just sit there with it out taking damage. For example, anything that
is rock/steel and has iron defense would work really well here. Get Dialga in
the red, use potions when you get low, throw lots of pokeballs. Throw the 4
quick balls right away and hope for the best, probably not going to work though
Use Ultra Balls when Dialga gets in the red and make the battle last a long
time. If you go through your ultra balls and you still do not have it, now you
move onto your timer balls. If by some miracle you still do not have Dialga
and you are out of timer balls, restart.
Palkia is pretty much the same as Dialga except it is a water type so rock
would be a bad choice to go up against it. I would suggest you use a water
type. Palkia does not have have a powerhouse attack like Dialga's Roar of Time.
After the battle, head north to get a special item for your new legendary.
Pokedex seen count: 116
7.0.4 - Legendary Round-Up
Three legendary pokemon have been unleashed now that you have helped Dialga. We
need to go back to all three lakes and at each one is a legendary pokemon.
Lake Valor - Azelf
Lake Acuity - Uxie
Lake Verity - Mesprit (runs away)
The first two can be battled in the lake. Surf to the cave and battle them. All
the pokes are lvl 50 and Psychic. Use the same tactic as you did on Dialga and
it should go pretty smoothly. You can use the dusk ball now and it has a 4x
capture rate on pokes in caves. I used Luxray with charge to keep raising my
special D since they are psychic types. When you try and fight Mesprit, it runs
away and shows up on your poketch marking map. If you do not have this yet, go
to Jubilife City and get it from the poketch company. Talk to the president
near the front desk to get it. Keep talking to him and you will get two more if
you didn't have the marking map. If you want to take a break from trying to
catch the legendaries, you can skip to section 7.0.5
Catching Mesprit
Mesprit gets it's own section because it is quite a pain in the butt to get. It
shows up on the map as a flashing symbol but every time you fly to it, it moves
somewhere else. Also, it runs away in battle so you are going to need mean look
or use your masterball. The problem with the masterball is that there is
another pokemon later on that runs away so you might want to use it on that one
I suggest Crobat with Mean Look to stop it from running away. But first, we
need to encounter it...Here is a trick I figured out that helps battle it.
1) Go to a main city that it goes near (Jubilife works fine).
2) Park yourself near the exit of the town and look in the top left corner of
your screen.
3) Walk out of the town and when the top left shows the route name, that makes
Mesprit change it's location.
4) Walk back into the town and it changes again.
5) Keep doing this over and over until Mesprit shows up on the Route you are on
Once it is on your route, search the grass for a battle. It may not be the
first battle you encounter but it will show up eventually. Good luck! Mesprit
shows up in your pokedex as seen when it shows you the picture.
Pokedex seen count: 119
7.0.5 - Sunyshore City
We can get here now. Fly to Veilstone City and head south to the hotel on Route
214. When you reach Valor Lakefront, the path east is now open. East leads to
Route 222. This is the way to Sunyshore. Follow the path, battle trainers, get
items and eventually you end up in Sunyshore. The third fisherman has a
Finneon and a Feebas so be sure to battle him.
Enter the town and you get inspiration to battle the gym leader. If you go to
the gym though, it is blocked. You need to go to the lighthouse and talk to
the gym leader and he will return to the gym. Once he returns, you will be
able to enter the electric type gym. Do not forget to talk with everyone in
town to get items. Note the woman near the shore because you will need to talk
to her again after you defeat the gym.
Hopefully you have some sort of ground/rock pokemon that has ground moves. If
not, any ground type move should work. The battles before the boss change it up
as there are some other pokes thrown in that aren't electric including Mr. Mime
and Bibarel (to name a few). The boss has lvl46-49. He has 2 electrics, 1 water
and 1 normal Ambipom. Rock/Ground wins them all except the water pokemon, a
lvl47 Octillery.
We finally have all 8 badges and can gain access to the E4. You need waterfall
and to get it, head to the northeast section of town and talk to the girl on
the beach again. She will give you HM Waterfall now that you have beat the gym.
Your starter should have evolved by now so I am adding it to the count. You
should also consider taking the egg you got from Iron Island with you now as
you are going to need to hatch it to get the national dex.
Pokedex seen count: 124
7.0.6 - Fuego Ironworks
Now is a real good time to visit this place. It is hidden pretty well so to get
here, fly to Floaroma town and head east out of town. At the first bridge you
get to, surf west and follow the water. Eventually you will reach this area.
You should see a Tentacool on your swim and we needed that for the pokedex. All
the trainers in here are going to have pokemon about 10-15 levels lower than
yours but that is fine because there really is no reason to rush to get here.
This area has a lot of the tiles that move your character along so it really is
just trial and error to get where you want.
There are two fire stones in here which you may need to evolve one of your
pokemon. The trainer east of the entrance has a Rapidash so you want to fight
him. There is also Rock Incense and TM35. There is nothing else to do here so
fly back to Sunyshore City.
Pokedex seen count: 126
8.0.0 - Route 224
Once you have waterfall, surf north on the route. There is a trainer here that
has a Finneon evolution so you are going to want to fight the swimmer so it is
in your dex. Just keep heading north if you want to skip the items. There
aren't many here but there is TM18. You can catch Mantyke along the way. The
third swimmer on the route has a Mantyke and a Mantine so you should battle
him. At the very end of the route is a big waterfall. Use your new HM here and
you will be taken to Victory Road entrance and a pokemon center.
Pokedex seen count: 128
8.0.1 - Victory Road
Lots of trainers, lots of items and lots of time, this cave is very large. The
pokes in here are in the lower 50s. There are no new pokes except during
trainer battles. You should battle as much as possible as you will need the
levels. The pokemon league is right after the cave.
1) Cross bridge, cross bridge, cross bridge, Rock climb, west, up stairs, north
trainer battle (Blissey), up stairs, up stairs.
2) Smash the south rock, head south. Use strength. Move northeast boulder down,
move north boulder west and last boulder south 2x. Head west, trainer battle
(Carnivine and Rampardos).
3) Move west most boulder down once. Run around and smash rock. Move boulder
again north 2x. East, follow path. Smash the rock, trainer battle (Clefable
and Torterra). Move northern most boulder east, head north, trainer battle,
(Staraptor and Hippowdon), down stairs.
4) Cross bridge, rock climb, west, north, follow path, trainer battle (Machamp)
down stairs.
5) Down stairs, down stairs, surf east, surf north, waterfall, follow water
path, trainer battle (Gabite), surf again, follow water path, up stairs.
6) West, take first path south, trainer battle (Golem and Empoleon), south,
east, rock climb, north, trainer battle (Gible), north, cave exit.
You made it to the pokemon league. That is the very quick way through. You can
search around the cave and find all the items and gain XP for the E4.
Pokedex seen count: 140
8.0.2 - Elite Four
Dun dun dun! We are here. The final battles to mark you as champion. There is a
pokemon center here as well as a mart. The game gives you tons of money
especially if you fought everyone and reset when you lose. Buy lots of potions
and revives. The best items are Full Restore, Hyper Potion and Revive. I bought
30 of each and used just about all of them. My levels were far too low for the
E4 but my dragon dancing gyarados did a number on them. I will recap each
person so you can be ready for them. Your RIVAL thinks he is better than you
so he will make you fight him first. Dispose of him. Onto the E4! Remember:
Use your potions. You don't need extras after the fights so use them if you got
them. Hopefully your Riolu egg hatched by now as you need it for the dex.
Pokedex seen count: 142 (with Riolu egg)
E4 Aaron - Bug
Aaron is a bug guy so fire/flying works well. They range from lvl 53 to lvl 57.
Heracross is 4x weak to flying and the only one that isn't weak to flying is
the LVL57 Drapion. It is dark/poison so psychic will not work out either. Use
fighting/ground against him if you got it.
Pokedex seen count: 145
E4 Bertha - Rock/Ground
Bertha has pokes between lvl55 and lvl59. All her pokes are weak to water save
Quagsire. It will double team and use sandstorm. Water will raise it's HP so do
not use a water attack against it. She isn't hard at all if you took Prinplup.
Pokedex seen count: 146
E4 Flint - Fire
Flint is not all fire and it even has an onix. Water still does well here
against 3 of the 5 pokes. They range from lvl57 to lvl61. He isn't hard but be
careful of Lopunny as it knows mirror coat. Mirror coat will hurt special
attackers so use physical attacks.
E4 Lucian - Psychic
Hopefully, you took my hints and have a Gyarados by now but if not, any dark
type will do. All his pokes are psychic so dark hurts them. Bronzong has steel
though so it will not be super effective. Gyarados will die quick against Mr.
Mime if he cannot strike first as Mime knows thunderbolt. His pokes are lvl59
to lvl60. The champion awaits...
Pokedex seen count: 147
Champion Battle
She has a lvl66 garchomp and all her pokes are lvl60 or greater. Spiritomb is
probably new to you and it is like sableye, it has no weakness. Garchomp will
fall to ICE (guess who knows ice? Gyarados!). I didn't have much trouble with
her, I used Dragon Dance a few times with Gyarados and swept everyone else in
one hit. Milotic will take an electric attack as it regenerates HP and has a
good special D. Do not inflict it with any kind of status problem as it's
ability will make it stronger. Grass will work well too against Milotic.
Beat her and get in the record books. You are now the pokemon champion. woot!
Pokedex seen count: 149
9.0.0 - Done?
Not quite. There is still plenty of pokemon to play. You can try and fill your
dex with captures instead of seen, you still have places you haven't explored
and Pal Park will let you bring your pokemon up from older GBA games. Bottom
line: If you quit now, you are still missing a lot of the game. So, keep on
keepin' on.
9.0.1 - National Dex
To get the National Dex, fly to Celestic town and go north in town. The center
house has an old woman you can talk to and she will show you a picture of
Palkia or Dialga depending on your version. Once you have the picture, your dex
should be full of seen pokes. If it isn't, you haven't fought all the trainers
so you will need to either raise the missing pokes, or go find the trainers you
missed. If you have all 150, go to Sandgem town and talk to the professor. He
will give you the National Dex.
Pearl Exclusives: Slowpoke, Pinsir,Houndour, Stantler, Spheal, Bagon
Diamond Exclusives: Seel, Scyther, Murkrow. Larvitar, Poochyena, Aaron, Kecleon
Again, all the pokes evolutions are also exclusives to each game.
Another advantage to the National Dex is now you can get swarm pokemon. Every
day there is a new pokemon swarm in Sinnoh. Fly to Sandgem town and talk to the
little girl watching TV in the house just below the pokemon center. She will
tell you where to go to catch a rare pokemon.
Pokedex seen count: 150!!
9.0.2 - Pal Park
Pal Park is closed up until you have beaten the Elite Four and have the
National Dex. You can transfer your old pokes from the GBA games to Pal Park.
To get to Pal Park, fly to your house and surf South. The route turns east so
follow it until you reach land. Pal Park is at the very end of the route. There
are trainers along the way so you might have to fight some people.
Pal Park has to be stocked in order for you to catch your old pokes. You have
to stock it before you start up your save file. To stock Pal Park, place your
GBA game in the GBA slot. Any pokemon that you want to transfer will need to be
in boxes on your GBA game. Start up diamond and get to the screen where you can
pick New Game or your save file. You will have another option there that says
Migrate Pokemon.. You want to pick this option and then use the touch screen to
select the six pokemon you want to migrate. The pokemon will be moved from the
GBA game and not cloned.
Now, load up your diamond save and enter Pal Park. You have to catch your old
pokemon again but you get Pal Park balls which never miss. Your old pokes will
be exactly the same as they were on the GBA game. You may have to re-think
their movesets now under the new diamond attack scheme. You can take the pokes
to the Move Relearner in Pastoria City and he can teach them a move they
didn't learn because they were not leveled up in Diamond. This is very useful.
One thing to note about Pal Park is that you can only transfer pokemon from a
game pak once a day. You can transfer pokemon from multiple game paks but
still only once a day per game pak.
9.0.3 - Cresselia
Fly to Canalave City and head towards the boat that takes you to Iron Island.
Enter the house right next to the boat on the west coast and there will be a
woman and a sick child. Talk to them both and then go back outside. Talk to
the sailor and he will ask you to save his sick boy. He will take you to a new
island. This island is empty besides the legendary pokemon. It is a quick walk
to it and it will run away just like Mesprit did. Cresselia is a Psychic type
pokemon at lvl50. Use the same strategy you did on Mesprit. You will have to
use the marking map again to find it. If you haven't used the masterball, now
is the time.
9.0.4 - Island Area
This area becomes available after you have beaten the E4. Fly to Snowpoint
City and move to the southern port. You can now take the boat to the island
area. This area has a lot of new pokes that will help fill your national dex.
It also is the home of legendary pokemon Heatran, a lvl70 monster.
Upon arriving, you will be greeted by your RIVAL. Afer the discussion, move
north and talk to the fisherman. He will give you the Super Rod. If you keep
going north, you will arrive in the battle zone where the battle tower is
located. You can fight in offline mode or wi-fi battle tower here. The Wi-Fi
tower downloads data and you fight against teams based off of internet teams.
The trainer is a cpu however and not a person.
You can move north or east from this area. I went east so I will tell you also
to go east, Route 230.
Route 230 & 229
Route 230 is a surf route so you need a pokemon who has surf. There are some
swimmer battles along the way and some grass to catch old pokemon in. You will
need rock smash to get the item on the grass island. Every trainer in the
island area uses old pokes so it will help you fill your dex if you fight them.
Keep heading east and you will reach route 229. When you reach land, go east
and then south.
Resort Area
You can now fly here. There isn't much here but grass and a special area that
you can only enter once your pokemon has enough ribbons. From here, you want
go head to the northwest part of town to access Route 228.
Route 228
All battles here will be in a sandstorm. If you want to rush through the route
ignoring items and such, stay off the bike slides. Keep heading north and when
you reach a dead end, head west through the grass. Move north and west again to
Route 226.
Route 226
There are two ways to go here. You can surf through the water and there is a
gentleman in a house who will give you a foreign language poketch app. It
doesn't really help much unless you want your pokedex in a foreign language.
Instead of that, head north and use your bike to jump the two ramps. Jump down
the cliff and then head west then north. Then east, up the stairs, use bike to
cross, through the grass, east, south then through the grass again. Go up the
stairs, up the stairs, through the grass, west, enter Stark Mountain.
9.0.5 - Stark Mountain
This area has a lot of double battles and you are going to need Rock Smash,
Strength and Rock Climb to get through it. Quick way through is up ahead...
1) Use rock smash and then Strength. Push the boulder down the stairs
2) East, move north and south rock east, push middle block north
3) North, up the stairs, push boulder, down the stairs, up the stairs, east
4) Rock smash, up the stairs, push boulder, up stairs, up stairs, door.
5) North and you will get a partner. You know how it works now.
6) East, north, down the second set of stairs, north, west, up stairs, trainer
7) West, north, east, down stairs, push boulder east, up stairs, door.
8) Your "friend" takes your item. Escape Rope.
When you are heading back for Heatran, you can use the bottom steps if you wish
since you will be able to use rock climb now.
6) East, down the stairs, west, north after trainers, rock smash, rock climb
7) East, rock climb down, east, north, rock climb between trainers, door.
Of course, you can go through this area and get the items if you choose. The
iron ball and TM50 is in here. Thesurvival area of the island has a TM but
nothing else. You can get there by either heading north from the battle area or
keep heading west and surf from Route 226. Buck is here waiting inside a house.
Talk to him and he will return the stone to Stark Mountain.
You need to return to where you last brought him. This time, there will be a
lvl70 pokemon there. It is a legendary so you are going to need lots of
pokeballs. Dusk balls work good as well as timer balls and ultra balls. It will
take awhile to catch. Heatran is a fire/steel pokemon so use a water attack to
do 2x damage to it. It will usually take more balls than Dialga/Palkia. I
highly recommend Dusk Balls for any pokes inside a cave. They are available at
the pokemon league mart.
9.0.6 - Regigigas
You will need to use Pal Park to have access to this lvl70 beast. In order for
this Regi to show up, you need to first transfer Regirock, Registeel and Regice
from Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire to Diamond/Pearl. With these three pokes in your
party, head to the temple north of Snowpoint City. You will be blocked at first
but Cynthia will show up and tell you it is OK to enter. Regigigas is in there
and is a normal type.
1) Enter, go down stairs. Calcium is here and another staircase. Go down.
2) This next room isn't hard. Follow the path and go down the stairs again.
3) Now the ice puzzle. Go down the ice that is between the two rocks. East,
north, west, north, west, south. You should stop now. West, north, east,
north, stairs. Walk through the rocks and go down the stairs.
4) We can now see Regigigas but first, ice puzzle. Stand by the 3 rocks so that
you make a square. Head east onto the ice.
5) South, stop, south,east, north, stop, west, south, east, North.
Press A on Regigigas and as long as you have the 3 REGIs in your party, the
statue will come alive. Ghost type works really well here. Make sure you have a
lot of Dusk and Timer balls.
9.0.7 - Giratina
A new path has opened up near Veilstone city. You can get their by flying to
Veilstone and heading south. Stick to the east side while heading south and you
will see a new opening. This is the spring path. The spring path leads to the
Sendoff Spring. Walk around the spring until you get to a cave entrance. You
will need to use Rock Climb to enter Turnback Cave.
The cave is very difficult to navigate through and if you return through a door
from which you came, you will back at the beginning. I was able to get to
Giratina in six rooms but when I tried to duplicate it, it wasn't the right
route. It seems that the cave is random. You need to get past 3 pillars per
the writings instructions. The first room is easy as you can just turnback if
you pick a room that does not have a pillar. Also, do not forget that you can
also go south.
When you do encounter Giratina, it will be lvl70 and is a ghost/dragon type. A
normal pokemon works very well here as 2 of the 3 attacking moves Giratina has
do not effect normal types. It will be only using slash on your normal pokemon
so a pokemon with Intimidate is going to work out even moreso. Dusk balls catch
9.0.8 - Rotom
Rotom is available in the Old Chateau once you beat the elite four. Return to
the chateau and head upstairs. There is a tv in one of the rooms up there so
press A on the tv. You will be attacked by Rotom. Rotom is an electric ghost
and is at lvl15 so do not bring your legendary capture team. If you do not
encounter Rotom on the tv, try again later until you finally do. Keep trying,
it is there. Rotom comes out at night so do not look for him during the day.
9.0.9 - Event Pokemon
Manaphy - You need to beat Pokemon Ranger and transfer the Manaphy egg from
Arceus - Requires an event
Darkrai - Requires an event
Shaymin - Requires an event
None of the events for the USA have been planned yet. WAIT AND SEE.
"I was looking at the area near the end and noticed that you had the event
Pokemon, and that the events are not in the US. Well, people don't have to wait
for an event. Put this in your FAQ: Go to the Jubilife TV Station and find a
reporter. He will then ask what you think of TV or something. Put
"EVERYONE HAPPY". Then he will ask for feedback. Put "WI-FI CONNECTION". This
unlocks the "Mystery Gift" option at the main menu. Save your game and restart
the DS. Then select "Mystery Gift" on the main menu. You will have 3 options:
Obtain via Friend, Obtain via Wireless or Obtain via WFC. When you beat the
Elite 4 and obtain the National Dex, go to the Obtain via WFC. The mystery gift
will be downloaded from the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Nintendo WFC). That is
another way to get the event Pokemon without cheating."
This enables the mystery gift option on startup but you still need to wait for
the event to happen to get the event pokemon. The following sections only apply
if you obtained the event via hacking or mystery gift.
Enter any pokemart to see a man in green standing next to the counter. Talk to
him and he will give you the Members Card. Fly to Canalave city and head north
of the pokemon center. There is a Harbor Inn that you can now enter. Once
inside, you will be put in a bed and taken to an island that just has Darkrai
waiting. Darkrai is level 40 and you cannot leave the island unless you capture
or defeat Darkrai so be sure to bring a party that can handle it.
NOTE: You cannot get into the Inn if you have not cured the sick boy with the
Lunar Wing. See the Cresselia section of the guide if you have not taken care
of the sick boy.
Enter any pokemart to see a man in green standing next to the counter. Talk to
him and he will give you the Oak's Letter. The letter is a request for you to
go to Route 224 so go there now. Fly to the Pokemon League and head south back
into Victory Road. There is a cave that goes east in the first room of the
Victory Road cave and it is open now. You need to take that cave. Why going
through the cave, you will meet up with Marley and she will ask to follow you
through the cave. The cave gets foggy here as well. You are definetly going to
want to have Defog in here as the cave is long and tedious. The cave's exit is
in the northwest corner and you end up outside.
There is grass here and some trainers. Make your way north through the grass.
Keep heading north and you will reach a white rock with Oak standing in front
of it. He will ask you to thank someone and put what you want and suddenly,
flowers eveywhere. Shaymin will appear and run away so follow it! Run along the
new path for a while and you will eventually reach Flower Paradise. Shaymin is
just ahead.
Shaymin is lvl30 and has a recover move. It isn't hard to catch and I caught it
full health with a great ball. Once you have caught Shaymin, fly away.
That concludes the main section of the walkthrough. Your job now is to fill
your dex, trade online and battle online.
Extra Content
Extra content is meant to be helpful for online battling and not so much for
in-game help.
E.0.1 - EVs & IVs(Overview)
All pokemon are different, even ones of the same type. EVs and IVs help ensure
that all pokemon stay different. EVs are effort points and IVs are Individual
Values. Every pokemon you catch or hatch, has a predetermined set of IVs. They
are random in the wild but can be somewhat controlled while breeding. At lvl
100, the IVs will add however many points they are worth to that particular
stat. It is best to show by example so I will.
When you first catch a pokemon, you can calculate it's IVs. The higher the
level, the more accurate you can calculate. So, if you have a lvl100 Kadabra
with a Sp. Attack IV of 15 and another one with a Sp. Attack IV of 27. The
latter Kadabra is going to have an Attack stat that is 12 points higher than
the former Kadabra. IVs for each stat are random and calculated when you
encounter the pokemon.
EVs are effort values and they are hidden stats gained from battling. They
have an impact on a particular stat and you can gain more of one stat by
fighting certain types of pokemon. For example, if you wanted to raise your
attack stat, you would fight a lot of machokes and machops. You can have up to
510 EV points but only 255 per stat.
E.0.2 - Team Building Help
So, you finished the main game, you went online and got totally stomped. What
do you do now? How can you get better pokemon? I am going to assume you already
have a semi-diverse team because that is a pretty basic concept. You need to
either pick better pokemon or raise your pokemon better.
Each pokemon has a focus area in their stats. For example, the Abra evolutions
have a very high special attack and speed. This does not mean that all abras
are good. If you get a pokemon that has low IVs in it's focus area, then that
is a perfect example of a bad pokemon. Kadabra is meant to hit hard and fast so
if it cannot do that because of bad IVs, it will die quickly due to lack of
How can I change IVs? Well, you can't. You cannot change IVs ever(in-game). You
can affect IVs however. When you breed two pokes, the IVs of the spawn are
directly affected by the parents. I have crunched a lot of numbers and this is
what I have come up with. The IVs of the spawn pokemon is somewhere in between
or the same as the IVs of the parents. To clarify, if you breed 2 Kadabras and
one parent Kadabra has a speed IV of 20 and the other has a speed IV of 25, 9
out of 10 times the spawn will have a speed IV of at least 20. About half of
the time the IVs will be in between the two and about 1/3 of the time, the IVs
will be higher than the two.
You can calculate IVs at any level but it has to be a pokemon that has not had
any battles and it should be at about lvl15. The best way to do this is to
breed two pokes, save right before you get the egg, get the egg and hatch it.
Use rare candies to level it up to about 15, then check IVs. If you get crap,
reset the game and get the egg again. You cannot take the egg and then save
because the pokemon will be the same if you reset.
E.0.3 - Moveset Help
Ok, so we should already know that we use attacks depending on what type of
pokemon we have. We do not want to use physical attacks with our Kadabra
because it has a garbage attack stat. So, we want to make sure we are only
using special attacks on our Kadabra. Also, any moves that are the same type as
the pokemon using them, get STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus). Our Kadabra using
a psychic move does 1.5x more damage than our kadabra using any other type of
move. This doesn't mean we should have only psychic moves on our Kadabra though
because you shouldn't need more than one type of the same move on your pokes.
Pick one move of a certain type and use that. IN-GAME you might want the extra
PP and that is why you leave multiple types but online battling is a different
ball game. Kadabra should have psychic because it is the most powerful psychic
move and not anything else like psybeam or confusion. The rest of it's moves
should vary so you can do the most damage to the most types of pokemon.
Egg Moves
Egg moves are moves that a pokemon can learn through breeding. When the pokemon
is hatched, it will be hatched knowing these moves. The male parent has to know
the move in order for the spawn pokemon to learn it. Egg moves allow you to
choose from more moves than the ones you get from leveling up. You should look
into egg moves when deciding on the pokemon for your team to see if there is
one you want before you start breeding.
E.0.4 - Natures
Natures are very helpful in raising your pokemon. They raise one statistic by
1.1x and lower another one by .9x. The nature determines which stats get raised
and which get lowered. You want to be sure that the pokemon you are raising
has the correct nature for what you want it to be. The following natures do not
affect stats: Hardy, Docile, Bashful and Quirky. You may want a pokemon like
this but this is usually not the case. You should once again pick a nature that
is beneficial to what you are raising. Adamant is a great nature for a physical
pokemon because it does not affect defense or speed and raises physical attack.
Below is a chart for natures that does not include the ones I mentioned above:
Adamant............Attack..................Special Attack
Naughty............Attack..................Special Defense
Impish.............Defense.................Special Attack
Lax................Defense.................Special Defense
Jolly..............Speed...................Special Attack
Naive..............Speed...................Special Defense
Modest.............Special Attack..........Attack
Mild...............Special Attack..........Defense
Quiet..............Special Attack..........Speed
Rash...............Special Attack..........Special Defense
Calm...............Special Defense.........Attack
Gentle.............Special Defense.........Defense
Sassy..............Special Defense.........Speed
Careful............Special Defense.........Special Attack
If you are breeding and the mother pokemon has a nature you want then attach an
everstone to it. You then have a 50% chance of getting the same nature as the
Examples of good natured pokemon:
Alakazam = Modest
Dragonite = Adamant
Crobat = Jolly
Pick a nature that works for your moveset. Sometimes it is hard to get the
nature you want so do not pass up on a high IV pokemon unless the nature is
really bad. For example, I have an all-around 31 IV Alakazam that is Rash. That
works fine because it raises what I want and does not affect it's speed. Modest
would have been better but you take what you can get. Do not sacrifice nature
for IVs though. A perfect IV pokemon with a bad nature is usually worse than a
mediocre IV pokemon with a helpful nature.
E.0.5 - Team Member types
These are terms you might see online and also you should use them to see how
well your team is balanced. If your team is filled with all pokemon of one type
then you should consider changing it up some.
Special Sweeper - A pokemon that uses Special Attack and Speed to hit hard and
fast. The goal of this pokemon is to wipe out the opposing
pokemon in one hit. Sometimes a stat raising move is required
like Nasty Plot or Calm Mind.
Examples of special sweepers: Alakazam, Porygon-z
Physical Sweeper - Same as a special sweeper but uses the Attack stat. Moves
like Dragon Dance and Swords Dance are VERY helpful on
physical sweepers.
Examples of physical sweepers: Dragonite, Garchomp, Gyarados, Metagross
Annoyer - A pokemon that inflicts status changes and weather condition
to slowly drain the opponents HP. Moves like Toxic, Confuse
Ray and Will-o-Wisp are found on these pokemon.
Examples of annoyer pokemon: Crobat
Tank/Wall - A very sturdy pokemon that is hard to take out. Pokemon that
have high defense or special defense fall into this category
Amnesia, Cosmic Power and Iron Defense can usually be found
on these pokemon. They also usually have a move like Rest so
when you lower them enough, they will get HP back.
Examples of tank pokemon: Torkoal, Snorlax, Claydol
Mixed annoyer and tank - I think you know what this is.
Examples of mixed annoyers: Dusknoir, Umbreon
Mixed Sweeper - A pokemon that uses both physical and special attacks to do
a lot of damage. It is meant to get the most chances at SE
attacks. Mixed sweepers need to be trained carefully.
Examples of possible mixed sweepers: Dragonite, Salamance
E.0.6 - EV Training
Ok so, after 26416418419 eggs, you have finally bred the perfect pokemon. Or,
you are satisfied with whatever pokemon you got but now you want to really
maximize it's abilities. You have decided that this pokemon has to be on your
team and you know what it's role is. Now it is number crunching time. The first
thing you have to do is to decide what EVs you are going to give this pokemon.
To decide correctly, you need to understand how EVs turn into stat gains. Put
the game down now because it is time to put your thinking cap on.
You already know that the most EVs you can have is 510 and each stat can only
take a maximum of 255 EVs. At level 100, every 4 EVs = 1 stat point. This means
that if you put 255 EVs into a stat, you are going to gain 63 points in that
area. The extra 3 get thrown out. So, you shouldn't put 255 you should only put
252 because if two stats have 255 then you gain 126 stat points. However, if
two stats have 252 EVs and one stat has 6, that is 127 stat points you have
added to your pokemon. One stat point I know but this game is truly a game of
numbers and every little bit counts. If you are going to put the time in anyway
you might as well maximize your effort.
This means when you are trying to figure out what EVs to give your pokemon, you
should always make them multiples of 4 when possible to have the least amount
thrown out. You also need to consider your pokemon's role in your team. Here
are some EV spreads that are not completely thought out but will definetely get
your pokemon where they need to be to at least win.
Alakazam - 252 Speed, 252 Special Att., 6 HP
Dusknoir - 252 HP, 129 DEF, 129 Sp. DEF
Gyarados - 252 Att, 252 Speed, 6 HP
You can pretty follow this formula. Any sweeper is going to get 252 speed and
252 attack (either physical or special). Tanks/Walls should get the Dusknoir
spread listed above. Mixed sweepers should get EVs that even out the attack /
special attack. Remember, you have ~127 points you can mix and match on your
pokemon so the more thought you put into it, the better. More advanced spreads
will be talked about in the next section of the guide.
Now, that you have written down all kinds of numbers while plugging them into
your Windows calculator and have figured out exactly what EVs you want to put
where, you can start playing the game again. Take your freshly hatched pokemon
and start pumping it full of vitamins. Vitamins help to raise your EV points to
100. This is a huge time saver so be sure to start with vitamins. Your new
pokemon is a physical sweeper and you have decided to go with the Gyarados
spread listed above so buy 10 proteins and 10 carbos. Each vitamin = 10 EVs.
Once your EVs in a stat go over 100, you cannot use vitamins anymore. If you
fought some battles by accident and have given your new pokemon 4 attack EVs,
you can still give 10 proteins and your pokemon will have 104 EVs in attack.
Lets assume you have listened explicitly and have a physical sweeper with 100
EVs in both attack and speed. 510-200 = 300 EVs left. You need to battle
pokemon to get the rest. Certain pokemon give off specific EVs so you want to
fight machops for attack and zubats for speed. Each one of those pokemon are
going to give 1 EV. The macho brace is a very helpful item to shorten EV
training. Attach the macho brace to a pokemon to decrease it's speed but double
the EVs it gets. The speed decrease is removed once you remove the macho brace.
You should use the counter app on your poketch to keep track of how many
battles you have had with a pokemon.
Pokerus is a very rare pokemon virus you can get. If a pokemon in your party
gets it, it will infect everyone else in the party as well. Pokerus fades away
after midnight so if you want to keep it around, take an infected pokemon and
put it in your PC. Take it out only to infect your party pokemon and then put
it back. Pokerus doubles the EVs like the macho brace. They stack together also
so if you fight a machop with the macho brace and pokerus then you will gain 4
EVs in attack. Pokerus is rare and you get it from defeating wild pokemon.
The last scenario is if you switch out pokemon while battling, where do the EVs
go? In general, any pokemon that gets XP from the battle, gets EVs too. For
example, if your lead pokemon has Macho Brace and a party pokemon has EXP SHARE
and your lead pokemon knocks out a Machop, both pokemon get EVs. The EVs are
not split up either so Machop gives off 1 Att. EV and both pokemon get 1 Att.
EV. The only difference is the lead pokemon wearing Macho Brace doubles the 1
EV to 2 so it really gets 2 Att. EVs. If you have a team of six pokemon and you
put them all into battle against Machop and none of them are wearing EXP SHARE
or the Macho Brace, then every pokemon will get 1 Att. EV.
That concludes basic EV training. You will see major stat increases when you
level up in the areas you've EV trained. You can get the macho brace from a bug
guy in Pastoria City. You need to show him the three forms of burmy to get it.
See the next section of the FAQ for more info on EV training and where to you
can do it.
E.0.7 - Training Areas
This section of the FAQ was contributed by Icegoten.
~Shellos at Valley Windworks north of ignore the Buizel (+1 each)
~Gastrodons at Fuego Ironworks or Route 213 ignore Floatzel (+2 each)
~Gastrodons outside of Pal Park (+2 each)
~Kricketune and Bidarel at route 212 (rainy route) (+2 each)
~Cave with Geodudes and Hippos off route 214 (+1 each)
~Onix and Gravelers on Iron Island in the second room ignore Golbats(+1 Onix)
(+2 Gravelers)
Special Attack:
~Gastly at the Old Chateau in Eterna Forest (+1 each) (Haunters +2)(Gengars +3)
*Need GBA Game in GBA slot and National Pokedex for Haunters and Gengars*
~Golducks surfing in the water at the Resort Area (+2 each)
Special Defense:
~Surfing any ocean/sea area for Tentacools (+1each)
*North of 8th gym town has been good ignore Pellipers* (Mantykes +1)
~Raticates and Fearows Northwest of the Fight Area (+2 each)
~Zubats in a cave (+1 each)
*Vs Seeker Trainers*
~Route 209 - Cowgirl - L14, 15, 15, 15, and 16 Bidoof (5 HP)
~Route 203 - Lass - L38 Staraptor, L38 Bibarel (5 Attack)
Special Attack:
~Route 214 - Collector - L20, 22, and 24 Roselia (6 Sp. Attack)
Special Defence:
~Route 205 (on the water bridge) - Fisherman - L10, 10, 10, 10, 10, and
10 Magikarp (6 Speed)
*Power Items and Pokerus*
Power Items:
These items boost the number of EVs gained per battle with a pokemon in their
respective stat.
Power Ankle: Boosts Speed EVs
Power Band: Boosts Special Defense Evs
Power Belt: Boosts Defense EVs
Power Bracer: Boosts Attack EVs
Power Lens: Boosts Special Attack EVs
Power Weight: Boosts HP EVs
Equation goes like this:
x + y = t
x = EV's from pokemon
y = EVs boosted from Power Items (+4)
t = Total EVs
Now with Pokerus we multiply the whole left side of the equation by 2 so...
2(x + y) = t
Now assume we have a pokemon that grants 2 points per battle...
2(2 + 4) = 12
Speeding up EV Training
Reducing EVs
In Pokemon Emerald version, there are 6 berries that can reduce EVs. Each one
reduces 10 EVs from their respective stat.
- Pomeg Berry - HP
- Kelpsy Berry - Attack
- Qualot Berry - Defense
- Hondew Berry - Special Attack
- Grepa Berry - Special Defense
- Tamato Berry - Speed
A.0.1 - Sweet Honey Pokes
These pokemon can be caught from attaching sweet honey to a yellow tree. If you
are looking for a specific pokemon, save before you press A on the shaking
tree. If you do not get what you want, restart your game and try again. This
worked for me as I was looking for a female combee. One thing to note though,
restarting does NOT change the pokemon you are going to encounter. It will
change it's stats, gender, nature and ability but it will not change a combee
into a Munchlax. Whichever pokemon you encounter first is the one you are
going to encounter again and again.
Combee M/F - Only female evolves to Vespiquen (about 85% chance it is male)
Cherubi - Grass
Munchlax - Only on the tree by the Valley Windworks
Burmy - Bug
Heracross - Bug/Fight
Aipom - Normal
Other pokemon can also be caught by using sweet honey but the above pokemon are
ONLY available by way of sweet honey. Burmy evolves into either Wormadon or
Mothim and it depends on the gender.
Male = Mothim
Female = Wormadon
A.0.2 - HM List
HM01 - Cut - Received in Eterna City, walk near Galactic Warehouse.
HM02 - Fly - Found in Galactic Warehouse. Visible when you first enter.
HM03 - Surf - Received in Celestic town. Defeat the grunt guarding the
cave and then enter the cave. An old woman will enter and
give you Surf.
HM04 - Strength - Found in the Lost Tower on Route 209. Get to the top of
the tower and talk to the woman. She will give you it.
HM05 - DeFog - Received in Great Marsh. Enter and talk to the first guy
on the right side. He will give you this HM.
HM06 - Rock Smash - Received from Hiker in the Oreburgh Gate.
HM07 - Waterfall - Received in Sunyshore City in the northeast section of
town AFTER you beat the gym. Talk to girl near the beach.
HM08 - Rock Climb - Found on west side of Route 217 behind the Hiker's house.
A.0.3 - Key Items List
Journal - Received from your mother after you get pokedex.
Town Map - Received from your RIVAL after you deliver the package.
Old Rod - Received from Fisherman in Route 218 entrance building.
Pal Pad - Received in Oreburgh City pokemon center (downstairs).
Fashion Case - Received after defeating grunts in Jubilife City.
Sprayduck Can - Received in Floaroma Town flower shop.
Works Key - Defeat the grunts in the secret garden and they leave the key.
Explorer Kit - Received in Eterna City, in building next to pokemon center.
Bicycle - Get from the Bike Shop in Eterna City after you release owner.
Vs. Seeker - Received after cycling road on Route 206.
Poffin Case - Received at the pokemon fan club in Hearthome City.
Good Rod - Received from Fisherman on Route 209.
Seal Case - Received in Solaceon Town in a house, east side of town.
Coin Case - Guess the right hand from the Jester in Veilstone City house.
SecretPotion - Received from Cynthia after the Hotel area.
Old Charm - Received from Cynthia after you heal the Psyducks.
Storage Key - Found outside the Galactic HQ in Veilstone City.
Galactic Key - Found in the Galactic Warehouse.
Poke Radar - Given to you from Prof. Oak after you fill Sinnoh Dex.
Super Rod - Received from fisherman at the Battle Zone.
A.0.4 - The Underground
The undergound runs underneath most of the map of Sinnoh. You can get to the
underground from anywhere once you have the Explorer Kit. The tasks the old man
gives you are easy and pretty self-explanatory so I will not go into much
detail about them. The main reason you want to go underground is to collect
the items in the walls. When you get underground, touch the touch screen to
make yellow items appear on your map. Go to the yellow items and touch the
touch screen again. You should be able to see glittering spots in the walls.
Walk up to the spot and press A to dig into it.
Old Amber.....................Aerodactyl
These fossils can be transformed into their respective pokemon at the Mining
Museum in Oreburgh City. The scientist at the counter will do it for you. Most
fossils are rare and take a lot of searching to find. Do not give up! If you
get a fossil, save before you give it to the scientist and keep restarting to
get a female. Breed it and put the fossil spawn on GTS for another fossil.
There is also a ton of items you can get this way like heart scale, plates,
evolution stones and many many more.
A.0.5 - HTF Sinnoh Pokes
This section is for the harder to find pokemon you want to catch. It does not
include the National Dex pokemon.
Go to the Valley Windworks on Fridays to see this pokemon waiting for you
outside. Press A on it to battle it and this event occurs once every Friday. If
you want this pokemon now and it is not Friday, change the day of your DS clock
to Friday and it will be there waiting when you load up your game.
Gible is found in the Wayward Cave. There is a secret entrance under the bridge
of Cycling Road and you can enter it by pressing Up while standing under the
bridge. If you press up and dont enter, take a step over and try again. The
entrance is more towards the left side of the bridge. You will have to use
Strength here. You will encounter Gible while walking around the cave and it
turns into Garchomp. It is a dragon/ground type pokemon. The Wayward cave leads
to the Earthquake TM.
Catch a female combee from a honey tree and raise it. Males will not evolve
into this pokemon. Female Combee will evolve into Vespiqueen at level 21.
Spiritomb is a Ghost/Dark pokemon so it has no weakness. It's stats aren't
stellar so it wont last that long anyway. It is pretty much the D/P version of
Sableye. In order to catch Spiritomb, you have to take the Odd Keystone to the
rock formation south of the Lost Tower. Put the Odd Keystone in it to make it
be the Hollowed Tower. Now, you have to talk to 32 people in the Sinnoh
Underground. The catch is, Hikers do not count. You have to be by someone who
has a DS and you can connect to in the underground. The good thing is, you can
talk to the same person 32 times. So, you enter the underground, talk to your
friend, go up go back down and talk to him again. Once you have done this 32
times, this pokemon will be waiting for you inside the Hollowed Tower.
A.0.6 - Nat'l Dex Pokes
This section is for the pokemon you may have seen but didn't catch and now you
want to obtain them. Also, it is for pokemon that you can only get after you
get the National Pokedex. Any of the more obscure or harder to find pokemon
will show up in this section of the guide.
Fly to Hearthome City and enter the house right next to the pokemon center.
Talk to the girl in the house and she will ask you if you want this pokemon.
Eevee is a very special type of pokemon and you are going to need several if
you want to completely fill your pokedex. You may want to save and keep
restarting to try and get a female if you don't have a ditto. Eevee can evolve
into seven different pokemon.
Vaporeon - Water stone - WATER
Jolteon - Thunder stone - ELECTRIC
Flareon - Fire stone - FIRE
Umbreon - Happiness during the night time hours - DARK
Espeon - Happiness during the day time hours - PSYCHIC
Leafeon - Gain a level near Moss Rock - GRASS
Glaceon - Gain a level near Ice Rock - ICE
Moss Rock is found in Eterna Forest. Ice Rock is on Route 217 on the right
side. You have to evolve Eevee early so that the new form will learn its moves.
If you are trying to get a certain move from Eevee or if you miss a move you
want, do not forget about the move relearner. He can help recover missed moves
on the new form.
Dusknoir is a new evolution for the Duskull pokemon. First, you need to evolve
your Duskull into a Dusclops. Duskull is rare and can only be found using the
Pokeradar on Route 224. It is a ghost pokemon with a high defense and special
defense. Evolve Duskull by raising it to level 37. You need an item called the
Reaper Cloth to evolve Duskull into it's final form, Dusknoir. You can find the
reaper cloth on Route 229 and you need cut to get it. Attach it to a Dusclops
and trade the Dusclops to make it evolve.
Ditto is a very special pokemon because it only knows one move, transform. It
will turn itself into the pokemon it is fighting. It is not recommended for
battle but it is definitely a must have pokemon because it will breed with just
about ANY pokemon. You need ditto to breed genderless pokemon like Beldum,
Manaphy and Rotom. Breed Ditto with Manaphy to get a special pokemon that isn't
obtainable any other way, Phione. Phione looks like Manaphy but does not have
the stats that Manaphy does. Ditto is a rare pokeradar pokemon that can be
found east of Canalave City on Route 218.
Breed Manaphy with Ditto. This pokemon will be in the egg that comes from it.
You need Fire Red inserted into the GBA slot of the DS to obtain this pokemon.
With Fire Red inserted, head to the Valley Windworks grass and run around for
wild encounters. Elekids are available in the grass and they are not too hard
to find. However, some Elekids have an item, the Electrizer, attached and they
are the hard ones to find. You need that item to transform Electabuzz into an
Electivire. Raise Elekid to lvl30 and it evolves into Electabuzz. Trade
Electabuzz with Electrizer attached and it evolves into Electivire.
Fly to the Battle Area and head east until you reach the water. Surf on the
water until you reach the landmass island with a lot of grass on it. Use your
pokeradar here to find Togepi in the grass. Raise Togepi's happiness to get it
to evolve into Togetic. Now you can use the shiny stone on Togetic to make it
evolve into Togekiss. Togekiss does not learn any moves when you evolve it so
do not evolve it until you are ready. You can go to the move relearner and get
some new moves for your Togekiss like Extremespeed and Sky Attack.
A.0.7 - Sinnoh Pokedex
1Turtwig 50Beautifly 99Cleffa
2Grotle 51Cascoon 100Clefairy
3Torterra 52Dustox101Clefable
4Chimchar 53Combee 102Chatot
5Monferno 54Vespiquen103Pichu
6Infernape 55Pachirisu104Pikachu
7Piplup 56Buizel 105Raichu
9Empoleon58Cherubi 107Noctowl
10Starly 59Cherrim 108Spiritomb
11Staravia60Shellos 109Gible
12Staraptor61Gastrodon 110Gabite
13Bidoof 62Heracross 111Garchomp
14Bibarel63Aipom 112Munchlax
15Kricketot 64Ambipom 113Snorlax
16Kricketune 65Drifloon114Unown
17Shinx 66Drifblim115Riolu
18Luxio 67Buneary 116Lucario
19Luxray68Lopunny 117Wooper
20Abra 69Gastly 118Quagsire
21Kadabra 70Haunter 119Wingull
22Alakazam71Gengar 120Pelipper
24Gyarados73Mismagius 122Hippopotas
25Budew 74Murkrow 123Hippowdon
27Roserade76Glameow 125Marill
28Zubat 77Purugly 126Azumarill
29Golbat 78Goldeen 127Skorupi
30Crobat 79Seaking 128Drapion
31Geodude 80Barboach 129Croagunk
33Golem 82Chingling131Carnivine
34Onix 83Chimecho 132Remoraid
35Steelix 84Stunky 133Octillery
38Shieldon 87Medicham136Tentacool
39Bastiodon88Bronzor 137Tentacruel
40Machop 89Bronzong138Feebas
41Machoke 90Ponyta 139Milotic
42Machamp 91Rapidash140Mantyke
43Psyduck 92Bonsly 141Mantine
44Golduck 93Sudowoodo142Snover
45Burmy 94Mime Jr. 143Abomasnow
46Wormadam 95Mr. Mime 144Sneasel
47Mothim96Happiny 145Weavile
48Wurmple97Chansey 146Uxie
49Silcoon 98Blissey 147Mesprit
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