Pokemon Platinum

Strategy Guide/Walkthrough/FAQ

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Note: This game is also titled Pocket Monsters Platina.

  • National Pokedex

    Find all 210 regional Pokemon to complete the Sinnoh Pokedex. Then, talk to Professor Rowan in his laboratory.

  • Articuno/Zapdos/Moltres

    Talk to Professor Rowan, and unlock the National Pokedex. Go to Pal Park, and talk to Professor Oak. Go to Eterna City, and find Professor Oak. He will mention that these birds have been sighted. Marking Map App is needed. All three will be level 60.

  • Azelf and Uxie

    After the encounter in Distortion World, go to Lake Valor and Acutity. Go inside the caverns. Ultra Balls are needed. Each are at level 50.

  • Cressilia

    After defeating the Elite Four and getting the National Pokedex, go to Canalave City. Go inside the sailor's house, and a boy will be in a bed. He will tell you about Darkness, and his mother will say he needs an item. Go outside to the dock. Talk to the sailor, and catch a ride to Fullmoon Isle. Cressilia will flee and leave behind the item. Catch Cressilia the same way as Mesprit. Cressilia is at level 50.

  • Croagunk

    Use the following trick to tell if Croagunk are in the Safari Zone. If you do not want to waste 100 PokeDollars, poke your head through the Croagunk Picture in Pastoria City. If a Croagunk is in the Safari Zone that day, when you poke your head inside a Croagunk will walk from the trees into the Safari Zone entrance.

  • Dialga and Palkia

    Defeat the Elite Four, and unlock the National Pokedex. Go to Mt. Coronet through Hearthome City, as if you were traveling to Sky Pillar. Go through about three caves, until you find a new entrance. Enter it to find orbs needed to battle Palkia and Dialga. Go to the top of Mt. Coronet to where Team Galactic was previously encountered at Spear Pillar. One of the two legendary Pokemon, Dialga or Palkia, will be there. Catch it, then leave and return to encounter the other one. Ultra Balls are recommended.

  • Giratina

    Meet at Distortion World or Turnback Cave. Giratina is at level 47. A Masterball is recommended.

  • Heatran

    Unlock the Battle Zone, then go to Stark Mountain. Go through the maze, and fight Team Galactic. Return to the Survival Area. Enter the Battleground, and fight the Gym Leaders. Return and enter the same cavern where Team Galactic was found, and Heatran will be there. Heatran is at level 50.

  • Magikarp

    Go to the Resort Area. Talk to the swimmer in the pool by the Ribbon Syndicate. He will say something about a strange happening when you use the Super Rod in the water above the Pokemon Center. If you use it, there may be a wild level 60 or higher Magikarp. It is like a normal wild Pokemon.

  • Mesprit

    After the encounter in Distortion World, go to Lake Verity, and talk to Mesprit inside the center cavern. Mesprit will flee. The Marking Map App will be needed to track Mesprit. Mesprit is at level 50.

  • Breeding

    When you submit two Pokemon to the Pokemon Daycare in Solaceon Town, talk to the bald man directly outside immediately afterwards to see if your Pokemon are compatible. If they are not compatible, he will say something similar to "They prefer to play with other Pokemon". However, if he says anything else like "The two don't really seem to like each other that much" or "They are getting along great", it indicates your Pokemon will breed and have an egg. If you use two that are the same kind of Pokemon, for example, one female Eevee and one male Eevee, they will produce eggs quickly. After you have found out their compatibility, get on your bike, and go south to Hearthome City. As soon as you leave Route 209 and enter that gateway room to Hearthome City, you should have an egg waiting for you. Go back and talk to the bald man outside of the Daycare to get your egg. If you have the Daycare Check-up Poketech app, you will see an egg appear between your two Pokemon as soon as you enter the gateway, most of the time. This works quickly almost every time. If you want to have all forms of Eevee, this is ideal.

  • Griseous Orb

    Successfully complete the game, and return to Sendoff Spring. Cynthia will be gone, and you can enter the cave she was previously blocking. Enter Turnback Cave, and go to the end to find an item and the entrance to the Distortion World. Go through the entrance to find the Griseous Orb. Give it to Giratina, and it can stay in its original form outside Distortion World. Note: You can now catch Giratina in Turnback Cave.

  • Heart Scales

    Go to Solaceon City. Go inside the house next to the Pokemon Center. The man sitting in the chair will ask you for a Pokemon selected randomly from Pokemon you have obtained in you Pokedex. He will give you a special kind of Pokeball and a Heart Scale if you show him the Pokemon before the next day.

  • Easy Pokemon in mansion

    Go to the mansion, and save the game. Talk to Mr. Backlot to find out what type of Pokemon is in the garden that day. If you need it, capture it. If it is not a Pokemon you need, turn off the power, restart the game, and talk to him again. Repeat this until you get all the desired Pokemon. Pokemon that can be found in the garden are Igglybuff, Cleffa, Clefairy, Ditto, Pichu, Meowth, Happiny, Chansey, Bonsly, Mime Jr., Eevee, Azurill, Marill, Plusle, Minun, and Castform.

  • Secret box wallpapers

    Go to Jubilife City, and talk to the TV producer on the third floor of the TV Station. Tell him certain words when he asks you for your feedback on TV. Go to this page to generate these words. This will unlock a special box wallpaper in your game.

  • Villa furniture

    Successfully complete the indicated tasks to unlock the corresponding piece of furniture for your villa:

      Chandelier: Walk a total of 300,000 steps.
      Great Painting: Hatch 30 eggs.
      Guest Set: Defeat 50 trainers in the trainer cafe.
      Music Box: Purchase Racks
      Piano: Defeat the Elite Four ten times.
      Pokemon Bust #1: Get one Silver Print from the Battle Frontier.
      Pokemon Bust #2: Battle at each Battle Frontier facility.
      Tea Set: Purchase the Guest Set.
      Wall Clock: Plant 50 berries.

  • Trainer card stars

    Successfully complete one of the indicated tasks to unlock a star on your trainer card:

      Defeat the Elite Four.
      Win any Master Rank Super Contest.
      Win 100 consecutive matches in the Battle Tower.
      Get a Platinum flag in the Underground by capturing 50 flags.
      Catch all 493 Pokemon, excluding event-only Pokemon.

  • Trainer card colors

    Get the indicated number of stars to change the color of your trainer card:

      Blue: One star
      Bronze: Two stars
      Silver: Three stars
      Gold: Four stars
      Black: Five stars

  • Capturing legendary Pokemon

    Save the game before the battle. Use a Pokemon that knows Paralysis. Use a Quick Ball, then keep using Paralysis until the legendary Pokemon is affected by the move. Use weak attacks until its health is low. Use a Great Ball to capture the Pokemon.

  • Easy experience

    You can find a new opponent to battle every day at the Pokemon Center in Hearthome City. They are found next to the counter.

  • Easy Poketch APPs

    Go to Sunyshore City. Go to the place where the Munchlax Rock is located, then use Rock Climb to get to the house beside it. Talk to the man inside the house. He will ask you for a specific Pokemon Nature. Do this every day, and you will get Poketch APPs.

  • Egg Moves

    Some basic Pokemon have special moves only available through Egg Moves. Have two Pokemon with the same Egg Group (for example, a female Salamence and a male Kingdra). If the Kingdra knows Hydro Pump, and they are bred, the baby Bagon will know Hydro Pump when it hatches. The following is a list of some good Egg Moves:

      Aron: Dragon Rush
      Bagon: Dragon Rush
      Bagon: Hydro Pump
      Budew: Extrasensory, Leaf Storm
      Bulbasaur: Leaf Storm
      Castform: Ominous Wind
      Charmander: Dragon Rush
      Chatot: Night Shade
      Croagunk: Vacuum Wave
      Phanpy: Ancientpower, Ice Shard
      Roselia: Leaf Storm
      Skorupi: Night Slash
      Swablu: Dragon Rush
      Vulpix: Energy Ball
      Zubat: Brave Bird

  • Basic Moves and previous moves

    If your Pokemon has a good Basic move and you cannot figure out how it learns it, go to the Move Tutor in Pastoria City. Give him one Heart Scale for one move. Also, if your Pokemon accidentally forgot a move, you can do the same thing. The following is a list of good Basic Moves:

      Abomasnow: Ice Punch
      Charizard: Air Slash
      Electivire: Fire Punch
      Garchomp: Fire Fang
      Gallade: Leaf Blade
      Magmortar: Thunderpunch
      Manectric: Fire Fang
      Mew: Transform
      Munchlax: Metronome
      Octillery: Gunk Shot, Rock Blast
      Piloswine: Ancientpower (how to evolve into Mamoswine)
      Roserade: Sweet Scent, Weather Ball
      Spiritomb: Shadow Sneak
      Togekiss: Air Slash, Aura Sphere, Extremespeed, Sky Attack
      Torterra: Wood Hammer

  • More shiny Pokemon

    Have both an international Pokemon and one of your own in the daycare to increase the chances of finding a shiny Pokemon.

  • Birthday message

    Defeat the Elite Four. Set the system date to your birthday, then talk to Dawn or Lucas, and they will wish you a happy birthday.

  • Diamond Dust snow

    Go to Snow Point City on January 12th (the birthday of Junichi Masuda, one of the game's developers) to see Diamond Dust falling over the town.

  • Secret area in Wayward Cave

    Look under the bridge just outside the Wayward Cave to find a hidden entrance to a secret area that has Pokemon and three Pokeballs.


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