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The Forest Badge

Pokemon Platinum Walkthrough and Guide

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Pokemon Platinum Guide

The Forest Badge

Jubilife City & Route 204
Items: Pal Pad, Fashion Case, TM39, Awakening, TM09.

At Jubilife City, you'll meet Mr. Looker again. He will tell you about the
Pal Pad if don't already have it. Now, enter the Pokemon Center and take
the escalatpr down to the basement. The lady here will give you the PAL
PAD. Go back outside now. Head north to Route 204 and you'll meet the
Professor and his assistant, being bothered by Team Galactic. You'll be
participating in your first double battle soon after. It will be you and
Rowan's assistant versus the Galactic Grunts.

 ------------------- ------------------------------- ---------- 
| Trainer           | Pokemon                       | Rewards  |
------------------- ------------------------------- ----------
| Galactic Grunts   | Stunky, Glameow (Lv. 11)      |   $880   |
------------------- ------------------------------- ----------
After the battle, a woman from Jubilife TV Station will approach you and
hand over a FASHION CASE. Have a look inside the TV Staton if you like.
Otherwise continue north towards Route 204. There, make your way to the cave
to the north of the area and go in.

You'll be in the Ravaged Path now. If you haven't picked up the POTION here
earlier then do so now. Go west, smash the rocks, and grab the TM39. Turn
back east, smash more rocks and head for the exit.

You'll end up on the higher section of Route 204. There will be more Pokemon
Trainer battles to participate in.

Grab the AWAKENING after defeating Taylor, then snag the TM09 BULLET SEED
after winning against Liv & Liz. Continue onwards to Floaroma Town.

Floaroma Town, Valley Windworks, & Floaroma Meadows
Items: TM88, Chesto Berry, Sprayduck, Honey, Potion.

| Pokemon [Valley Windworks : Tall Grass] | 
------------------ ----------------------  
| Bidoof           | Lv. 8                |
| Buizel           | Lv. 7-9              |
| Pachirisu        | Lv. 7-8              |
| Shellos          | Lv. 7-9              |
------------------ ----------------------

Enter the cottage to the north of the flower field and talk to the little
girl there. Agree with her when she talks about Pokemon plucking berries,
to receive the TM88. Next, visit the Flower Shop and speak to both
brunette ladies. One will give you a CHESTO BERRY and the other a SPRAYDUCK.
Talk to the lady by the cash register to exchange your berries for
different accessories. Go north to the Floaroma Meadows.

Approach the Galactic Grunts and defeat their Pokemons. The second Grunt
will challenge you after you win against the first one.

 ------------------- --------------------- ---------- 
| Trainer           | Pokemon             | Rewards  |
------------------- --------------------- ----------
| Galactic Grunt    | Stunky (Lv. 13)     |   $520   |
| Galactic Grunt    | Zubat (Lv. 11)      |   $440   |
------------------- --------------------- ----------

Obtain the WORKS KEY and HONEY from the man you just helped. You can also
buy some Honey from him for 100 credits. Slather the honey on the YELLOW
GREEN trees to attract rare Pokemon. Now, head back to town and go east to
the Valley Windworks.

Pick up the POTION at the eastmost portion. You may want to run around the
Tall Grass a bit to capture some new Pokemon (Buizel, Shellos, Parichisu).
Talk to the Grunt blocking the entrance to the Windworks Building to battle

------------------- --------------------- ----------
| Trainer           | Pokemon             | Rewards  |
------------------- --------------------- ----------
| Galactic Grunt    | Glameow (Lv. 13)    |   $520   |
------------------- --------------------- ----------

The Grunt will lock himself inside the building, taking the key with him.
You'll need to grab another key, which you should already have. Use it to
open the door and go inside.

Defeat all the Galactic Grunts and their commander.

 ------------------- --------------------- ----------- 
| Boss              | Pokemon             | Rewards   |
------------------- --------------------- -----------
|                   | Zubat (Lv. 15)      |   --      |
| Commander Mars    | Purugly (Lv. 17)    |   $1360   |
------------------- --------------------- -----------
| The Zubat has Bite which can inflict Poison, but    |
| the only real challenge here is the Purugly, which  |
| may prove tough if you're using the wrong Pokemon.  |
| Your best choice is to use a Fighting type Pokemon, |
| like Machop. Machop's Karate Chop move should be    |
| pretty effective against Purugly.                   |

Route 205 & Eterna Forest
Items: X Sp Def, Heal Ball, Repel, Super Potion, Antidote, Paralyz Heal,
       Net Ball, Potion, Green Shard, Guard Spec.

 ---------------------------------    ------------------------------------- 
| Pokemon [Route 205 : Tall Grass]|  | Pokemon [Eterna Forest : T. Grass]  |
------------------ --------------   --------------= ---------------------
| Bidoof           | Lv. 9        |  | Beautifly     | Lv. 12              |
| Buizel           | Lv. 8-10     |  | Budew         | Lv. 10-12           |
| Pachirisu        | Lv. 9        |  | Buneary       | Lv. 10-12           |
| Shellos          | Lv. 8-10     |  | Silcoon       | Lv. 10              |
------------------ --------------   | Wurmple       | Lv. 10-11           |
                                     | Gastly        | Lv. 13              |
                                     --------------- ---------------------

Your next stop is Route 205, but before you go, I would suggest buying
plenty of Antidotes from the Poke Mart back in town fisrt, You'll need them
once you get to the forest. Just head north while participating in Pokemon
battles on the way.

Grab the X SP DEF after defeating Hiker Daniel. Once you reach a fork, head
down then northwest to find a HEAL BALL. Head up and across the bridge.
Defeat the next 3 Pokemon Trainers. You may rest in the cottage along the
way as well. Grab the REPEL. There is a SUPER POTION at the lower portion of
the area. Proceed into Eterna Forest.

A Pokemon Trainer named Cheryl will join you here. All random encounters in
this forest will be a double battle. The great thing about Cheryl is she
restores your Pokemon's HP and PP to full after each battle. Her Pokemon
Chansey uses Egg Bomb and Softboiled. Egg Bomb does decent damage, but it
also misses quite often.

Head west to grab an ANTIDOTE. More Trainer Battles to compete in.

Pick up the PARALYZ HEAL after defeating Jack and Briana. Pick up the NET BALL
to the southeast of the Psychic Twins. Check the bottom-right corner of the
forest to find a POTION, then go around northwest for a GREEN SHARD. Continue
onwards to the exit. Cheryl will give you a SOOTHE BELL before she leaves.
You may want run around the tallgrass and capture some new Pokemon. Exit the
forest when you're done.

You'll end up in a different section of Route 205. Go east the turn south-
west to find a GUARD SPEC. Head right across the docks and battle with the
fishermen here.

You may fish for a Goldeen Pokemon here. But it is extremely rare. Continue
further east into Eterna City.


The Fuego Ironworks
Items: Max Potion, Burn Heal, Fire Stone x2, Rock Incense, TM35.

Note : This area is completely optional.

| Pokemon [Outside Building]  |
--------------- -------------
| Floatzel      | Lv. 29-30   |
| Gastrodon     | Lv. 29-30   |
| Luxio         | Lv. 29      |
| Pachirisu     | Lv. 29      |
| Shellos       | Lv. 28      |
| Shinx         | Lv. 28      |
| Wingull       | Lv. 29      |
--------------- -------------

The Fuego Ironworks is accessible by surfing north on the water from Route
205. You can pick up a MAX POTION at the side of the building with help
from your Dowsing Machine. Go inside the building.

Navigate around the building by stepping on the directinal panels on the
floor. You can pick up a BURN HEAL at the northern portion. There is a
FIRE STONE at the northeast part of the area. The southeast sector has a
ROCK INCENSE. Talk to Mr. Fuego to receive another FIRE STONE. Grab the
TM35 (Flamethrower) by the furnace next to Mr. Fuego.


Eterna City & Route 211
Items: HM01 Cut, Draco Plate, Super Potion, Explorer Kit, TM88.

 ----------------------------------    ------------------------------------ 
| Pokemon [Route 211 : Tall Grass] |  | Pokemon [Mt. Coronet]              |
--------------- ------------------   ---------------- -------------------
| Bidoof        | Lv. 12-14        |  | Chingling      | Lv. 13            |
| Chingling     | Lv. 13           |  | Cleffa         | Lv. 12            |
| Geodude       | Lv. 13           |  | Geodude        | Lv. 13            |
| Meditite      | Lv. 12-14        |  | Machop         | Lv. 13            |
| Ponyta        | Lv. 13           |  | Meditite       | Lv. 13-14         |
--------------- ------------------   | Zubat          | Lv. 13            |
                                      ---------------- -------------------

Team Galactic will be hanging around this town as well, but ignore them
for now. Heal at the Pokemon Center if you need to and head to the north
end of the city to meet up with Nolan. Both he and Cyrus will leave after
some dialogue. Now, proceed to the top of the plateau and stand directly
above the statue and press A to obtain a DRACO PLATE.

Turn back down to meet with Cynthia who will give you the HM01 Cut. Next,
enter the house to the east of the Pokemon Center; talk to the man there
and he will give you the Explorer Kit.

Next, go further down. Continue all the way through the gap between the
trees then head east for a SUPER POTION. Head for the gym entrance and talk
to the girl there, who turns out to be the gym leader, Gardenia.

This gym will be so much easier to navigate around this time. The leaves
will simply turn and open your next path whenever you defeat a trainer.
Win against 3 trainers to get to Gardenia and battle her.

------------------- ------------------------------ ----------
| Leader            | Pokemon                      | Rewards  |
------------------- ------------------------------ ----------
|                   | Turtwig (Lv. 20)             |   --     |
| Gardenia          | Cherrim (Lv. 20)             |   --     |
|                   | Roserade (Lv. 22)            |   $2640  |
------------------- ------------------------------ ----------
| If you have high level fire Pokemon with fire-type attacks. |
| Then these battles shouldn't be too hard. Otherwise, bring  |
| in your high level grass Pokemon to defend against your     |
| opponent's grass-type attacks. Or bring in a grass Pokemon  |
| that has the Bite ability. The said move deals a good deal  |
| of damage and sometimes makes the target flinch, causing    |
| them to skip a turn.                                        |
|                                                             |
| Roserade's Magical Leaf causes Paralysis, so be sure bring  |
| plenty of Parlyz Heals. Use Potions when necessary. As for  |
| Turtwig, repeatedly use Bite on it. Gardenia will use a     |
| Super Potion once Turtwig is low on health, so you'll have  |
| to deplete its HP again.                                    |

You'll receive the FOREST BADGE & the TM86 (Grass Knot) afterwards.


The Old Chateau
Items: Ether, Rare Candy, Big Pearl, Dread Plate, Old Gateau, TM90.

Note : This area is completely optional.

| Pokemon [Inside House]    |
-------------- ------------
| Gastly       | Lv. 12-16  |
-------------- ------------

There are some trees to the north of the Eterna Forest exit (leading to
Eterna City), that you can cut to gain access to this area. Before you go
in, check the right corner at the side of the house for an ETHER. Go inside
afterwards. Head north into the dining room. There, head west and examine
the top-right trash can to find a RARE CANDY Leave the room and proceed to
the second floor.

Enter the left room. Pick up an OLD GATEAU inside. Go back out and into the
center room. Grab a DREAD PLATE in the left-most room and a TM90
(Substitute) in the right-most room. Enter the second room from the left
and thump the TV there to release Rotom. Take note that this event only
occurs any time from 8pm onwards.

| Legendary Pokemon Rotom                                        |
| This Pokemon is very low level. So it is very easy to knock it |
| out accidentally. Bring in your weakest Pokemon (a low level   |
| one) and chip away Rotom's HP. Once it drops to red, throw an  |
| Ultra Ball to capture it. Chances are it won't be able to      |
| break free, since it is a low level Pokemon.                   |

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Comments for The Forest Badge

15 comments, latest first.
Aug 14th 2014 Guest
howd you get an ultra ball this fast.
ID #436518
Sep 2nd 2013 Guest
How do you get the draco plate
ID #308012
Apr 10th 2012 Guest
Dear Stuck Trainer: Go back to Floaroma, go to the NORTHWEST corner of the city, You'll find an entrance bewteen two trees, on the north side of the screen. Go in and you'll fight 2 Grunts. Once you beat them, the worker there will give you 10 Honey, (Used to find rare pokemon by slathering the honey on a YELLOW tree), and he'll also give the Works Key.Sorry, but I'm not sure how honey works, because I've got most of the rare pokemon you'd get from using that method by either trading, migrating from an older game, or breeding. Anda as such I don't need to use honey.
ID #131798
Apr 10th 2012 Guest
Drifloon is ONLY available on Fridays, not sure what time. Though the game may differ depending on if you have an English language game, Japanese language game, etc.

It's a Ghost Flying type, and is level 22. I'm not sure what moves it has. It is right out in the open, about 5 or 10 steps south of the Windworks door. It'll only battle when you stand right beside it, and hit a, when facing it. I'd recommend saving before fighting, as neither defensive stat is all that good, and you could accidentally kill it easily.
ID #131796
Apr 10th 2012 Guest
You can only get to the Fuego Iron Works by obtaining Hm 03 Surf from the Celestic Town Elder (she's related to Cynthia). Once you beat the Team Galacctic Boss, she'll give you the Hm. There are numerous outer places to use Surf, to pick up very useful items. Here are the ones I know of:

1). Valley Windworks. Go to the "board walk" that let's you go north to Eterna. Go to the RIGHT side, and use surf. Behind the Windworks you'll find TM 24 (Thunderbolt, and an Electirizer I believe). Use surf again, and go to the section just southwest of where you got the TM (like a 2 second surf and go to the windmill. Use the Dowsing Machine (Poketch App), and pick up a Max Ether, I think.

2) Route South of Solaceon. Go south till you see a lil girl wearing a pikachu costume. Go to the boardwalk just south west of her, follow it, use surf and you'll find a ball holding TM 19 Gga Drain.

3). Between Jubilife and the tunnel north. Go surf on the two small lakes here, and pick up a Rare Candy, and something else. (Can't remember).

4). Go west from Jubilife, through the building onto the next route. Go north onto the boardwalk. When you reach the end, surf, and go RIGHT. You'll see a ball. It holds a Rare Candy.

5). Go to Pastoria, right beside the Heart Scale tutors house is a large body of water. Surf on it, and find a hidden section of land. You'll find a Mystic Water.

6). Go to Fuego Iron Works (A short Surf Northwest of Floaroma). After you go through the Ironworks, picking up shards, and vitamins, and TM 35 Flamethrower, exit. Go STRAIGHT south, pick up the berries by the Ironworks. Then surf south, across the river. (Like 2 seconds, go south, you'll enter the Floaroma Meadow. There are 4 items here. Rare Candy, Leaf Stone, Miracal Seed and something else.

7). Once you can take the boat to Iron Island (You can take the boat, which is in the SouthWest corner, AFTER beating your rival on the wooden bridge, just southwest of the Pokemon Center. Walk up to the guy standing on the dork, by he boats. Turn and Surf south, get onto the hidden land, pick up TM 89 U-Turn.
ID #131791
Apr 10th 2012 Guest

1) Bite DOES NOT deal poison damage. It's a 60 Power, 100 Accuracy Dark type that has a chance of causing the foe to flinch, ONLY if the user moves BEFORE the target.

2) Magical Leaf DOES NOT paralyze. It's a 60 Power never miss Grass Type. (However it WILL miss if the foe uses Fly, Dig, Dive, Bounce. The attack will also fail if the target uses Protect or Detect.

3) Rotom is ONLY available in the Old Chateau during the NIGHT. (8pm-4am). That time is based off the time that the game system/Poketch says. So if you didn't set the game to the real time, be warned that you won't be able to get Rotom, even if it's during the night wherever you live. To get it, you MUST have cut. Go into the Chateau, go up either set of stairs go to the door on the wall directly across from the door you walked through to enter the building.

In the next hall, there are 5 doors. All have some item on them, so check all rooms in the building. Rotom is inside a tv in the second room. (Room 1, is the FAR LEFT room, room 2, is the next room to the right, room 3 is the middle room, and so on.

Rotom is Lv.20 and is A ghost and electric type, and has Uproar, Thundershock, Confuse Ray, and Double Team. Due to it's low level and low defence, I'd STRONGLY recommend saving BEFORE hitting the TV, causing it to appear.
ID #131784
Mar 24th 2012 Guest
Please help me! I cannot find a key to get to the grunt that locked himself in at the Windworks building! And the Galactic grunts are blocking my way (over a little bridge and they do not want to fight me) I am stuck!

Stuck Pokemon player ;-)
ID #125802
Mar 22nd 2012 Wayneye2000
rotom isn't a legendary its been proven by official websites
ID #125231
Mar 12th 2012 Guest
u never get the eterna badge u talk abt fuego thingy works. HAVE U SEE THE WILD POKEMON LEVLS OR NOT!? crazy person. next time put it in order.
ID #122589
Jan 3rd 2012 Guest
I had no idea that a legendary would be in that house- thx! Can't wait to train it up!!!!!
ID #102551
Dec 25th 2011 Guest
this helped alot thanks!
ID #98525
Oct 12th 2011 Guest
i still didn't find Rotom.
ID #79887
Oct 9th 2011 Guest
you didn't tell about drifloon
ID #79187
Apr 5th 2011 Guest
this really helped!
ID #35919
Feb 11th 2011 Guest
Wow no comments!!!(: ,Lanelane
ID #28783