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The Spear Pillar (Dialga,Palkia)

Pokemon Platinum Walkthrough and Guide

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Pokemon Platinum Guide - Sidequests

The Spear Pillar - Catching Dialga, Palkia

To start this quest, head to Celestic Town and talk to Cynthia's granny.
Once you've done that, go to Oreburgh City and access Mt. Coronet from

Mt. Coronet
Items: Adamant Orb, Lustrous Orb, Stone Plate, TM02 Dragon Claw, Nugget.

Surf on the water going north and Rock Climb to the upper level. Head for
the stairs leading up to the next floor. Make your way around back to the
outside. head east and Rock Climb when you can. Go into the cave to the
right. Now, surf west then ascend the waterfall. Get out of the water via
the top end and enter he next cave.

The rock here has a STONE PLATE, then grab the things that you came here
for -- the ADAMANT and LUSTROUS ORBS. Leave this cave and trace your steps
to the Spear Pillar. There is a TM02 and NUGGET to be found along the way.

Once you reach the Spear Pillar, save your game and examine the blue portal
Dialga will appear and try to eat you.

| Legendary Pokemon Dialga                                       |
| Dialga's Roar of Time deals serious damage on your Pokemon,    |
| and it is also halves the damage it receives from most attack  |
| types. It is weak against Ground and Fighting-type moves       |
| though. Earthquake does considerable damage to Dialga, but do  |
| not overdo it since you're supposed to capture this Pokemon,   |
| not defeat it. Once you get its HP down to red, start throwing |
| Ultra Balls or Dusk Balls (at night). It may take several      |
| attempts to successfully capture it.                           |

Once Dialga is captured, leave the room and return to the previous floor,
then come back to the room where you fought Dialga. Save and talk to
the purple portal. Palkia will try to eat you too.

| Legendary Pokemon Palkia                                       |
| Palkia is very similar to Dialga, except that its a water      |
| Pokemon instead of steel. It also has an attack called Special |
| Rend that can deal a good amount of damage, so use your best   |
| Pokemon and slowly chip away Palkia's HP. You will have better |
| chance of catchin Palkia with Net Balls too.                   |


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Apr 13th 2015 Guest
I really need help i started playing pokempn platinum again an i caught dialga but killed palkia how to I get him back, do I have to defeat the e4 a second time?
ID #542514
Apr 1st 2015 Guest
Do we need to defeat elite four and Cynthia before catching dialga and palkia ?
ID #536052
Oct 7th 2013 Guest
Staraptor and all of those are easy, except infernape which can only be obtained at the start of the game as the prevolution chimchar for staraptor just level up a starly (can be found on route 201) or staravia found at the route south of veilstone in the grass patch near the lake for luxray go in the grass patches on the route west to sunyshore city catch a luxio and lvl it up a bit snover just go on the route east of snowpoint near the lake and gabite appears on victory road about 7% of the time approx
ID #313323
Sep 14th 2013 Guest
ID #309585
Aug 24th 2013 Guest
Hey, Can you do a guide to getting girantina. THX ps. my team is seaking, staraptor, luxray, snover (lv.37) garbite and my lv 42 fave infernape.
ID #306594
Jan 19th 2013 Guest
I did this, caught both of them with one ball, AND NOW I DEFEAT ANYONE WITH ONE HIT!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #244319
Dec 11th 2012 Guest
thanks nerd
ID #219230
Dec 1st 2012 Guest
ps do you need the national dex?
ID #214224
Dec 1st 2012 Guest
i'm gonna do it right now. wish me luck
ID #214221
Aug 27th 2012 Guest
guyzzzzzz the portals aren't there HELP!
ID #180588
Aug 21st 2012 Guest
i got DIALGA lvl.70 with only 2 ULTRA BALLS thrown, by attacking him with a LUCARIO lvl.52 "Force Palm" and TOGEKISS lvl.42 "Yawn" and with my EMPOLEON lvl.76 taking all the damages. XD
ID #178457
Aug 21st 2012 Guest
i sujest we use a dragon type on both dialga and palkia[e.g,garchomp,giratina.]
ID #178391
Aug 16th 2012 Guest
I am going to catch all legendaries with pokeballs.

PS.I have already got Giratina in a pokeball Smile
ID #176791
Aug 15th 2012 Guest
the portls arent there
ID #176250
Aug 8th 2012 Guest
hey ive been trying to figure this out without a cheat some 1 plzz help ok how can i get to route 224 without a cheat also why is it there if its impossible to get to?
ID #173623
Jul 20th 2012 Guest
ID #166648
Jul 8th 2012 Guest
ID #161816
Jun 24th 2012 Guest
If PALKIA/DIALGA ate me id be happy because NO EARLY MORNINGS!! yay !!!!!
ID #156163
Jun 24th 2012 Guest
Do i need the national pokedex for this and to have defeated the elite 4+ champion? Sooooo close if this is true... where are the Orbs anyway???
ID #156162
Jun 21st 2012 Guest
ID #155177
Jan 1st 2012 Guest
im so badd at this game i cant defeat bertha in the pokemon league
ID #101580
Nov 27th 2011 Guest
I can't find the nugget and the move dragon claw
ID #90790
Nov 13th 2011 Guest
It helped me really much!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #87270
Nov 4th 2011 Kitsoenix
adding to the above, a Shiny Starly sprite is brown and tan rather than black and grey, with a lighter shade of orange on the feet and beak.

and for those who dont know, a pre-evolved shiny will stay shiny after evolution
ID #85009
Nov 4th 2011 Guest
Caught both last night. used a level 100 Latios from my Emerald version, and mixed it up with a level 90 shiny Staraptor on Dialga, brought it down yellow bar, then tossed, erm...maybe 5 or 6 ultra balls at it, and nailed it on the seventh. definitely the second easiest legendary capture I've pulled off since the Regis in Emerald (caught them all with a combined total of 6 ultra balls) Palkia was fun though, I used my level 100 Sceptile to play with it for a bit, then swapped to a level 65 Salamence and red barred Palkia and got it on the 9th ultra ball
ID #85008
Oct 24th 2011 shadow1238
and where can you get a whole bunch of master balls
ID #82691
Oct 24th 2011 shadow1238
but where do you find the places the orbs are and palkia and dialga because im confused
ID #82690
Sep 11th 2011 Champion Master
Man it was so easy I did not even need to do any damage at all
ID #74017
Aug 28th 2011 Guest
i hat two master balls xD
ID #70781
Aug 18th 2011 Guest
caught dialga with one ultra ball and palkia with 3ultra balls
ID #68335
Aug 4th 2011 cerberus01
I caught Dialga with 3 Ultra balls and i used 1 Net ball for Palkia.
I also used a lvl 80 Espeon on Dialga and an lvl 100 Infernape on Palkia.

But THNX ;) this helped a lot ;)
ID #63905
Jul 22nd 2011 Guest
ID #60197
Jul 21st 2011 Guest
guys they have a high catch rate so dont use your master ball. their catch rate is equal to a chatot.
ID #59861
Jul 21st 2011 Guest
i used a master ball on both
ID #59756
Jul 13th 2011 Guest
what if u already beat the game can u still do it
ID #57483
Jul 10th 2011 Guest
for both used level 75 torterra earth quake once for dialga and twice for palkia catch with a few ultra balls
ID #56589
Jul 6th 2011 Guest
the prtals not there
ID #55356
Jun 23rd 2011 Guest
I caught both with one great ball - I did not lower its HP -
ID #51494
Jun 1st 2011 Guest
thnx alot man.. the two were easy to get caught.. dusk balls are the best
ID #46217
May 25th 2011 Guest
How many chances do you have to get Dialga/Palkia? Does not getting them the fist time ruin your chances of getting one or another? (I caught Palkia but not Dialga)
ID #44941
May 11th 2011 Guest
roar of time took 225 HP from my GIRATINA. I caught both of them with a regular pok'e ball!!!!!!!!!!
ID #42496
May 6th 2011 Guest
boy/girl above me:
the limit is only 100 for level
ID #41629
Apr 29th 2011 Guest
are they realy hard to catch because my pokemon are all at lvl 655 plus and i just cought uxie with ONE DUSK BALL i dont know how but it was crazy and cought heatran with 2 dusk balls-fastar03
ID #40391
Apr 28th 2011 Guest
catcha them al!!!!???
ID #40246
Mar 19th 2011 Guest
Omg random person!!!!! It took me like 50!!!! Your must be awesome!!(: ,Lanelane
ID #33349
Mar 11th 2011 Guest
i catch Giratina with 1 POKEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ID #32205
Mar 4th 2011 kelson98
thxs you helped me soo much
ID #31345
Feb 24th 2011 Guest
I used a dsi action replay cheat to get 999 master balls and caught both of them in one move
ID #30297
Feb 10th 2011 Guest
I already caught them before i came on here! But i guess that would have helped 2 months ago!(: ,Lanelane
ID #28705
Feb 8th 2011 Guest
that helped soooooooo much
ID #28513