The Pokemon League

Pokemon Platinum Walkthrough and Guide

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Pokemon Platinum Guide

The Pokemon League

Route 223 & Victory Road
Items: TM18, Pearl, TM41, Full Heal, Max Elixir, Full Restore, Rare Candy,
       TM59, Razor Claw, TM79, Zinc.

 ---------------------------    --------------------------- 
| Pokemon [Route 223]       |  | Pokemon [Victory Road]    |
-------------- ------------   -------------- ------------
| Mantyke      | Lv. 38-40  |  | Floatzel     | Lv. 44-45  |
| Pelipper     | Lv. 36-40  |  | Golbat       | Lv. 44-47  |
| Tentacruel   | Lv. 36-45  |  | Graveler     | Lv. 45-46  |
-------------- ------------   | Kadabra      | Lv. 45-47  |
                               | Machoke      | Lv. 44-46  |
                               | Medicham     | Lv. 44-47  |
                               | Onix         | Lv. 44-45  |
                               | Steelix      | Lv. 46-47  |
                               -------------- ------------

At Route 223, There is only one direction you need to go to reach your
destination, and that is north. But there are plenty of trainers waiting to
do battle all over the water though. Head west through the rocks near the
starting point (you'll have to look for an opening to get in). Keep going
left then up to find a TM18 (Rain Dance). Return to the main area and
continue heading up.

You cam pick up a PEARL near Trainer Zachariah's position. When you see the
waterfall, use the Waterfall ability to reach the top. Rest at the Pokemon
Center, save your game and proceed into the cave.

Head north across the bridge and Rock Climb down, From here, go left and
defeat the Psychic Trainer. Proceed north afterwards to get TM41 TORMENT.
Backtrack to the rocky wall and climb back up. Continue east across the
bridge then down the steps to battle another Trainer. After beating Hana,
go north for a FULL HEAL.

Go back and take the bridge going up. Rock climb down the wall, proceed
west and up the steps at the end. Defeat Mariah and climb up to 2F. There,
head down. Use Strength to push the boulders out of the way and head west.
After beating Omar, examine the rock north of his position for a MAX ELIXIR.

Make your way back to the starting point of this floor and head west. Check
the left wall once you reach the dead end for a FULL RESTORE. Run back to
where Omar is. There, manage the rocks and boulders to open a path going
down. Battle with Sydney. Continue right for a bit, then north. Battle
Clayton. Follow the path back to 1F.

Go right and Rock Climb down the wall. Continue north then east. Defeat
Miles and proceed onwards to B1F. Surf on the water and get off the narrow
strip of land going right, to find another Trainer. Surf northeast after
beating Valencia to find Henry. Defeat him as well and surf south. You'll
find two more Trainers (Jo & Pat), beat them.

From here, surf south to dry land. Go west then up the steps back to 1F.
Grab the RARE CANDY. Return to B1F. Go all the way back north until you
reach the waterfall. Scale it to the top and continue west. Defeat Ondrej,
then go down the waterfall to get the TM59 DARK PULSE. Climb back up the
falls. Go west then down. Proceed up the steps to 1F.

After beating Edgar, go west then south for a RAZOR CLAW. Return to Edgar
and head south this time. Rock Climb up the left wall. At the top, go left
across the bridge, then north up the steps to 2F. Push the boulders to open
a path leading to the TM79 DARK PULSE. Go back to Edgar again, and go up the
steps next to him. Take the bridge right, then go around the corner to grab

Again, make your way back to Edgar... for the last time. Go south, Rock
climb up the right wall. Defeat Clinton and continue north across the bridge
to the exit.      

Pokemon League
Surf across the water and scale the waterfall to reach the top. Go into the
castle. You'll end up in a Pokemon Center. Talk to the lady behind the left
counter to heal your Pokemon. The right counter sells items. Stock up on
various healing items. When you're done, save your game and head for the
central passage. Nolan will come in and challenge you to another battle.
You'll receive $5300 for winning.

After he leaves, make sure you're really prepared before going into the
entrance ahead. Because there's no turning back once you get inside! You'll
be battling against all 4 members of the Elite Four, and the Pokemon
League Champion here. Proceed to the first room, save and speak to Aaron to
start the battle.

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| Boss                | Pokemon                     | Rewards  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
|                     | Yanmega    (Lv. 49)         |   --     |
|                     | Heracross  (Lv. 51)         |   --     |
| Elite Four Aaron    | Vespiqueen (Lv. 50)         |   --     |
|                     | Scizor     (Lv. 49)         |   --     |
|                     | Drapion    (Lv. 53)         |   $6360  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
| Most of Aaron's Pokemon, except Drapion are bug-type. And    |
| those Pokemon have one common weakness: Fire. Bring in a     |
| Pokemon with high Special Attack stat and have it use fire-  |
| type attacks. That should be able to knock your target out   |
| with just one hit.                                           |
|                                                              |
| Use Ground-type moves against Drapion. Earthquake should get |
| the job done.                                                |
 --------------------- ----------------------------- ---------- 
| Boss                | Pokemon                     | Rewards  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
|                     | Whiscash   (Lv. 50)         |   --     |
|                     | Hippowdon  (Lv. 52)         |   --     |
| Elite Four Bertha   | Gliscor    (Lv. 53)         |   --     |
|                     | Golem      (Lv. 52)         |   --     |
|                     | Rhyperior  (Lv. 55)         |   $6600  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
| All of Bertha's Pokemon are weak to Grass-type attacks. So   |
| moves like Giga Drain and Leaf Storm are extremely           |
| effective in this battle.                                    |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
| Boss                | Pokemon                     | Rewards  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
|                     | Houndoom  (Lv. 52)          |   --     |
|                     | Infernape (Lv. 55)          |   --     |
| Elite Four Flint    | Flareon   (Lv. 55)          |   --     |
|                     | Rapidash  (Lv. 53)          |   --     |
|                     | Magmortar (Lv. 57)          |   $6840  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
| This is where the battle gets tough. Flint's Rapidash is     |
| strong, but Infernape is the one that you should really      |
| worry about. Avoid using Grass or Ice-type Pokemon as much   |
| as possible while battling those 2. Rapidash, Infernape and  |
| Steelix are weak against water. So if you have any powerful  |
| water spells at your disposal, then by all means use them.   |
| Rock-type attacks also deal decent damage to Flint's Fire    |
| Pokemons.                                                    |
|                                                              |
| Use Fighting-type moves on the Lopunny, Water attacks on the |
| Steelix and Electric, Rock, Ice, Dark or Ghost spells on the |
| Drifblim.                                                    |
 --------------------- ----------------------------- ---------- 
| Boss                | Pokemon                     | Rewards  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
|                     | Mr. Mime  (Lv. 53)          |   --     |
|                     | Alakazam  (Lv. 56)          |   --     |
| Elite Four Lucian   | Espeon    (Lv. 55)          |   --     |
|                     | Bronzong  (Lv. 54)          |   --     |
|                     | Gallade   (Lv. 59)          |   $7080  |
--------------------- ----------------------------- ----------
| Dark-type moves work very well on Mr. Mime and Alakazam. The |
| Medicham will be your primary concern here. It throws        |
| punches that cover plenty of weaknesses. Your best bet is to |
| use Flying and/or Ghost moves on it and hope that you knock  |
| it out in one hit, so that Lucian won't get a chance to use  |
| Full Restore on it. Bronzong is weak to Fire and Girafarig   |
| is weak to Dark.                                             |
 -------------------------- ----------------------------- ----------- 
| Boss                     | Pokemon                     | Rewards   |
-------------------------- ----------------------------- -----------
|                          | Spiritbomb (Lv. 58)         |   --      |
|                          | Togekiss   (Lv. 60)         |   --      |
|                          | Lucario    (Lv. 60)         |   --      |
| League Champion Cynthia  | Milotic    (Lv. 58)         |   --      |
|                          | Roserade   (Lv. 58)         |   --      |
|                          | Garchomp   (Lv. 62)         |   $12400  |
-------------------------- ----------------------------- -----------
| This is it, the final boss! And surprisingly, she's a lot easier   |
| to beat compared to Lucian. Her Spiritbomb has no weakness, so     |
| just chip away at its HP with any move, except Normal or Fighting  |
| ones. Chances are, Cynthia will call it back once its low on       |
| health.                                                            |
|                                                                    |
| The Garchomp is weak against Dragon attacks. Use Fire or Ground    |
| attacks on Lucario. Electric spells is yout best choice against    |
| Milotic. As for Roserade, use fire spells. You can beat all of     |
| Cynthia's Pokemon with one hit, provided that the move you are     |
| using is the target's weakness; and that the user has a high       |
| special attack stat.                                               |


Comments for The Pokemon League

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40 comments, latest first.
hey dude, don't brag. I have a garchomp too. And what is with SpirtBOMB? It isn't a bomb. I caught a typo.

Added 18th Nov 2015, ID #626397

I only brought one pokemon with me, and that was garchomp. Sweeped all of them with dragon rush, dragon claw, and earthquake. One-hit KO all of those elite 4 pokemon including Cynthia's pokemon

Added 18th Nov 2015, ID #626396

[b]Guys the information in this is probably from "Pokemon Diamond and Pearl," not "Platinum." TEST: /color=red

Added 10th Oct 2013, ID #313769

actually spiritomb has 1 weakness if u use foresight on him u can use a fighting type move which is super-effective against dark and spiritomb is dark/ghost and foresight cancels the ghost type out and the name is spiritomb not spiritbomb

Added 19th Jun 2013, ID #291471

Every time you beat the Elite 4 and Cynthia again they all become stronger. I recently reset my game (I'm about to beat Volkner @ Sunyshore) but I remember that all of the Pokémon are way leveled up and Cynthia's Garchomp is about lv.78 after a few times so you really have to work hard to get through that since Bertha OHKOd some of my lv.100s (when lucky.) Well to all of you, I would recommend using Empoleon (good against Aaron with ice, Bertha with ice, Flint with water) as your lead Pokémon. Since it's part water part steel poison won't affect it, and most attacks won't do that much to it (resistant to rock, steel, ice, flying, poison, dragon, normal, psychc, ghost, dark, bug). It's only real weaknesses are electric and ground. Spiritomb is also helpful, since it really doesn't have ANY weaknesses and can learn tons of moves. Its Defense & Sp.Def. stats aren't bad either. You can get Spiritomb by talking to someone underground 31 times and then talk to the Hallowed Tower. Good luck

Added 10th Jun 2013, ID #289338

BTW, at the start of the game you choose the name of your rival.

Added 3rd Apr 2013, ID #270018

this is easy all my pokemon are on lv.90

Added 3rd Jan 2013, ID #236104

I went through it all with just infernape

Added 27th Sep 2012, ID #189428

I just got finished with it & now I don't knoe what to do with my life. ._.

Added 6th Aug 2012, ID #172962

Well, in my opinion, you were very detailed however didn't have the correct moves with the correct pokemon. For example, Gliscor is both a Ground and flying, so using a Torterra or grass type pokemon won't affect it. However there is a typo error which you included 2 irrelevant pokemon which would be Steelix and Lopunny. Other than that you have a great Tutorial.
Good luck with upcomming ones.
- Quiell

Added 4th Jul 2012, ID #160539

AARON is a piece of cake just use a strong fire type move and one hit KO VESPIQUEN it wont get a chance to use heal order...

Added 24th Jun 2012, ID #156216

Almost thru! just a couple of steps left,confusing but helpful this article really helped clueless me!!

Added 24th Jun 2012, ID #156198

Slowly getting there... going through Vic. rd now...

Added 24th Jun 2012, ID #156186

hey if u followed this walkthrough this should be quite easy with some more training cos earlier about the lake legendaries he said to be like lvl 60 and when i read that, im like WTF!!!!! (O_O)

Added 12th Mar 2012, ID #122602

TM 59 was stated as DARK PULSE but in fact its DRAGON PULSE

Added 2nd Mar 2012, ID #119732

The E4 are all pretty easy to beat if you just think for 2 seconds before rushing in... If you look up each pokemon on before you fight it, you can check what it's weaknesses are, and then can attack it accordingly. Most will fall pretty easily from any super-effective attack, especially if it's STAB. Also, look to see whether your opponent's pokemon has higher base defence or spec defence, as this can also help a lot!
Other tips: EV train your pokes in attack/spec attack depending on their strengths and which moves you're predominantly using - this is always a good idea! It'll be very useful to have a poke with high attack, knowing Rock Slide or Stone-Edge; STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus) if possible. Despite what people are saying, Spiritomb DOES NOT have any weaknesses! It has good defence on both sides, but it's very slow... the strongest STAB move from your most powerful poke is your best bet here. Oh, and the Bronzong has levitate, so don't earthquake it. Good luck!

Added 17th Feb 2012, ID #115789

Spiritbomb is weak against ghost.

Added 23rd Dec 2011, ID #98016

i have a team of charizard, torrterra, swampert, ampharos, absol, and lucario. my team is gonna stomp a hole in the e4

Added 4th Dec 2011, ID #92750

Yo everyone I'm new at this but I totally aced it in a day and I have every pokemon game.

Champion Master
Added 11th Sep 2011, ID #74021

I can't find my way through the cave.

Added 30th Aug 2011, ID #71193

You forgot to mention that you battle your rivsl

Added 18th Jun 2011, ID #50019

spiritomb has a weakness bug type remeber!

Added 13th Jun 2011, ID #48946

Guys u just need the guide book of pokemon platinum a full walkthrough and even sinnoh and national dex

Added 5th Jun 2011, ID #47093

dude what is wrong with you?

Added 3rd Apr 2011, ID #35668

What level was your empoleon? If yours was higher level it would have been easier.

Added 29th Mar 2011, ID #34789

flint doesnt have loppuny and steelix so basically i was hoping for them using my empoleon and got owned.....

Added 27th Mar 2011, ID #34456

ummm your rival for a starter is barry even hes called barry on the program.

Added 27th Mar 2011, ID #34438

You have to have high level pokemon and have stratgy. And yes that sounds nerdish but thats how you beat them. ,Lanelane

Added 19th Mar 2011, ID #33344

IKR!!!! ,Lanelane

Added 24th Feb 2011, ID #30286

Your description of the pokemon, doesnt match the pokemon you put down. If you're not going to help people right, don't try and help people at all.

Added 20th Feb 2011, ID #29693

You guys/girls come up with weird comments!!!! ,Lanelane

Added 10th Feb 2011, ID #28699

thanks for telling me the weakness's now that i know what pokemon to use my action replay should come in quite handy
victory to platinum here i come!

Added 30th Jan 2011, ID #27403

were you soming pot

Added 29th Jan 2011, ID #27213

I found that hard

Added 20th Dec 2010, ID #21655

i had a hard time beating them...

Added 2nd Nov 2010, ID #17059

the 2 in the way of survival area to get passed them you need the nantional dex.

Added 26th Oct 2010, ID #16339

it got me to the um um um through the cave good job but now theirs a two people bloking the path to the survival area

Added 14th Oct 2010, ID #15185

Flint doesn't have steelix and Loppuny =_='''

Added 6th Aug 2010, ID #7802

What pokemon do i need signed ams

Added 5th Jul 2010, ID #3224



this is hard
to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added 25th Jun 2010, ID #1846