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Follow the dark path or use the light

Route 227 and Stark Mountain

Pokemon Platinum Walkthrough and Guide

by Mogg 13-42  

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Pokemon Platinum Guide - Sidequests

Route 227 and Stark Mountain

Items: Charcoal, Zinc, Ether, Life Orb, Escape Rope, PP Up, Burn Heal, Full
       Restore, Iron Ball, Max Revive, Calcium, Ultra Ball, Max Elixir,
       TM50, Revive, Iron

 ---------------------------    ------------------------------- 
| Pokemon [Route 227]       |  | Pokemon [Stark Mountain]      |
-------------- ------------   ------------- -----------------
| Banette      | Lv. 54     |  | Camerupt    | Lv. 56, 58      |
| Camerupt     | Lv. 55     |  | Geodude     | Lv. 25, 27, 29  |
| Fearow       | Lv. 54-55  |  | Golbat      | Lv. 54, 56      |
| Golbat       | Lv. 54     |  | Graveler    | Lv. 55, 57      |
| Graveler     | Lv. 54, 56 |  | Machoke     | Lv. 56, 58      |
| Numel        | Lv. 22, 24 |  | Magcargo    | Lv. 55-58       |
| Rhydon       | Lv. 55     |  | Onix        | Lv. 54, 56      |
| Rhyhorn      | Lv. 22, 24 |  | Slugma      | Lv. 25, 27, 29  |
| Skarmory     | Lv. 56     |  | Weezing     | Lv. 56, 58      |
| Weezing      | Lv. 55     |  ------------- -----------------
-------------- ------------

[ Route 227 ]

Proceed northwest. Get on your bike, gain enough speed and use the ramp to
jump over the rocks. Continue west past two Trainers. After beating Felicia,
head down then left. You'll run into Damion and Wake here. Rest in the
cabin. Go up the stairs to the right. Get on your bike. Pedal left then
down along the plank. Grab the ZINC near Mikayla. Backtrack and climb down
the wall. Grab the CHARCOAL at the east side. Climb back up, head north,
east, then south. After beating Griffin, continue up to Stark Mountain.    

[ Stark Mountain : Outside Cave ]

Go north to find an an ETHER on the tall grass. Turn back and Rock Climb up
the wall to the left of the stairs. Defeat Darien and Rock Climb down. Go
left, then up the next wall to get a LIFE ORB. Proceed into the cave.

[ Stark Mountain : Area 1 ]

Smash the rock as soon as you enter the cave. Next, push the boulder 2 tiles
to the right then all the way down to the bottom of the ladder. Grab the
ESCAPE ROPE nearby. Go back to the fork and head right afterwards. Push the
top and bottom boulders right, then push the center one up. Continue south
up the ladder to get a PP UP.

Navigate your way up the ledges. There is a BURN HEAL around the corner to
the left of one of the ledges. After obtaining the said item, turn back and
push the boulder past the first ladder, go up, then down at the next one.
Pick up the FULL RESTORE. Continue heading up to the next area.

[ Stark Mountain : Area 2 ]

Buck will be joining you here, and will fully heal your Pokemon after each
battle. His Claydol is pretty useful too. Also, note that you cannot use
Rock Climb, or your bike while Buck is with you. Now, this part of the
mountain is large and somewhat confusing, though I'll do what I can to
explain it. Your destination is to the north of the entrance to this area.
But you'll have to weave around the western portion of this place to get

Start off by making your way to the northwest corner, via the lower level
to reach the TM50 OVERHEAT. You can pick up a CALCIUM in a trench at the
center of the area. After getting that item, return to Krystal and Ray's
position. From there, continue further north down the next ladder.
Follow the path all the way down to a rock, and examine it to get a REVIVE.

Go past Chelsey and Sterling at the southeast-most portion of the area, to
find an IRON BALL in a trench there. Now, navigate to the northeast section
of this place and head right. Defeat both Trainers. Check the rocks to the
left of the old man to get an IRON. Proceed up the ladder and head left

Return to the northeast section, go down a little bit then left. Climb up
the ladder. Continue northwest down the next ladder. Just follow the path
haeding west, battling 2 pairs of Trainers along the way. When you see a
ladder heading down, take it and go right along the trench. Push the
boulder out of the way and head up the ladder into the next area.

After Buck leaves, use an Escape Rope to get off the mountain. Go back to
the Survival Area. There, go into the house to the left of the Pokemon
Center. Talk to Buck. Buy plenty of Ultra Balls at the Poke Mart too. Make
your way back to the Stark Mountain afterwards.

You should be able to get the remaining treasures in Area 2, now that you
can use Rock Climb. The items include a MAX ELIXIR and a NUGGET. Head for
the cave where Buck got the stone. You should find Heatran waiting there.
Save your game first then talk to it

| Legendary Pokemon Heatran                                      |
| Heatran is a fire-type Pokemon, so avoid using Grass and Ice   |
| Pokemons in this battle. It is weak against Ground and Water   |
| attacks though. Heatran knows Lava Plume, which can leave      |
| Burns if it hits. Bring in a Pokemon that has high Defense and |
| Special Defense (like Dialga) and hope that your target only   |
| uses Scary Face and Iron Tail on you. Start throwing Ultra or  |
| Dusk Balls when Heatran has very little HP left.               |

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May 17th 2015 Guest
how to pash huh
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Apr 15th 2015 Guest
Nice baby
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Jul 26th 2013 Guest
I heard u can get arceus in pokemon platinum
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Jan 21st 2013 Guest
how to get national dex
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Nov 2nd 2012 Guest
how do i get past the fisherman west of the battle frontier

ID #204311
Jul 1st 2012 Guest
It took me 4eva to catch Heatran I was running out of ultra balls I fially caught it 2 nights ago...
ID #158916
Apr 11th 2012 Guest
hey thx this helped a lot and its good because you were very detailed thx alot :D
ID #132325
Mar 26th 2012 Guest
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Dec 20th 2011 Guest
thank you person who wrote this thank you so much u r so epic and cool.
ID #96829
Oct 30th 2011 Guest
Wait where is the arerizone that said to be find in Stark Mountain to Catch Arceus???PLS..Help Guyszz
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Oct 30th 2011 Guest
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Oct 30th 2011 Guest
you rock dude,you saved me years of searching.i thought that strk had mew.
ID #84067
Sep 20th 2011 Guest
You can do bette
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Aug 5th 2011 Guest
i didn't find heatran there
ID #64389
Jul 23rd 2011 Guest
there is also a flame plate for Arceus in the west side of the second area and you don't need to use Rock climb, trying to find all of the plates
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