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Follow the dark path or use the light
Pokémon Hub


by kenta baroku

Pokemon Diamond FAQ/Walkthrough
Author: TheResidentEvil
Email: [email protected]

Disclaimer: Please do not use this FAQ on any other site besides the ones that
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-worked on key items appendix
-worked on Pokedex seen count
-lots of main walkthrough updates
-added more Pearl info to guide

"The first DS chapter of the continuing saga of Nintendo's "collect 'em all" 
RPG series. Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl offer a number of exciting new 
features to please both experienced and new Pokemon fans alike. Set in an 
entirely new region called "Sinnoh," players can choose to begin their 
adventure as either a boy or girl Pokemon trainer on a path to becoming 
Pokemon League Champion. The adventure continues as players can bring Pokemon 
from their Game Boy Advance Pokemon games to Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl 
using the GBA game slot on their Nintendo DS. As players trade and collect 
Pokemon to complete their Pokedex in this new challenge, for the first time 
they'll have the chance to catch new Pokemon, Munchlax and Weavile. They also 
can play via local wireless with up to eight other trainers while new moves and
abilities deepen strategy."

Off to Sinnoh!

Early Tips before we start:
*Catch a Bidoof. They are available early and can learn a lot of HMs. 
*Caves can be revisited later with more HMs to reach more areas.
*Battle every possible trainer you can. They give double the XP of wild pokes.
*Lower opposing pokemon stats for higher capture chance i.e. growl, screech.
*Check the poketch company often, the president gives out new apps.
*Save before legendaries, restart if needed.

This is my first published guide. I wrote another one a long time ago but never
submitted it. It is a work in progress and I will update it as often as I can.
I am going through the game for the first time as well so it may not have 
everything. This guide will be a constant work in progress. 

Word Find Codes: 

1.0.0 - Twinleaf Town
1.0.1 - Verity Lakefront
1.0.2 - Sandgem Town
1.0.3 - Jubilife City
1.0.4 - Oreburgh City
2.0.0 - Forest Badge
2.0.1 - Floaroma Town
2.0.2 - Eterna Forest
2.0.3 - Eterna City
3.0.1 - Cave of Doubt
3.0.2 - Hearthome City
3.0.3 - Solaceon Town
3.0.4 - Veilstone City
4.0.0 - Pastoria City                 (I AM HERE RIGHT NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
5.0.0 - Route 213
5.0.1 - Route 210
5.0.2 - Celestic Town
5.0.3 - Hearthome Revisited
6.0.0 - Valor Lakefront
6.0.1 - Celestic Cave
6.0.2 - Snowpoint City
7.0.0 - Galactic End
7.0.1 - Galactic Warehouse
7.0.2 - Galactic HQ
7.0.3 - Mt. Coronet
7.0.4 - Legendary Round-Up
7.0.5 - Sunnyshore City
8.0.0 - Route 224
8.0.1 - Victory Road
8.0.2 - Elite Four
9.0.0 - Done?
9.0.1 - National Dex
9.0.2 - Pal Park
9.0.3 - Cresselia
9.0.4 - Island Area
9.0.5 - Stark Mountain
9.0.6 - Regigigas
9.0.7 - Giratina
9.0.8 - Rotum
9.0.9 - Event Pokemon

Extra Content
E.0.1 - EVs & IVs
E.0.2 - Team Building Help
E.0.3 - Moveset Help

A.0.1 - Sweet Honey Pokes
A.0.2 - HM List
A.0.3 - Key Items List

The Basics

Evolution: Evolution is when your pokemon changes into a new type of pokemon. 
Evolution usually increases your stats and can change the type of the pokemon.
You can evolve pokemon by reaching a certain level, using a stone or by
raising the happiness of a pokemon and then gaining a level. Each pokemon is 

Capturing: You can capture pokemon and train them which makes them your own. In
order to capture a pokemon, you should lower it's health and then use a
pokeball on it. Status changes and stat changes help to catch it as well. There
are also many types of balls you can use to get the best chance at a capture.

Caves: I will not be telling you how to get to every spot in a cave. My cave
instructions will only get you through the cave as fast as possible. You should
check other parts of the cave AFTER you have already gone through it. That is 
the best way to explore. If you get to the end and there is a battle you are
under leveled for, then that would be a good time to go exploring. 

Battles: Battle, battle, battle. Trainers give XP, money and they help fill
your pokedex. In order to get the national dex, you need to see all 150 pokes. 
By battling you see more and it helps fill your dex. When I beat the E4, I had
all 150 pokes in my dex. I didn't capture them all but I saw them so I got the
national dex immediately. 

Attacks: Pick attacks according to your stats. Attacks have 3 types, other, 
physical and special. This is different from past pokemon games where you knew
what kind of attack it was by it's type. For example, Prinplup has a good
special attack and a terrible attack. You should use moves that are special
types. Physical attacks (like peck) use the bad attack stat prinplup has. This
is the same for when you are battling. If you fight an onix, then you would
want to use a special attack against it to combat it's high regular defense. 
You do not pick attacks just because they are water anymore. HM waterfall is
physical, HM surf is special so surf is going to do MUCH more damage. 

Type Attacks: If you use an electric attack on a water pokemon, you are going
to get "It's Super Effective!" This means that your attack did 2-4x damage to
the opposing pokemon. If the pokemon is only a single type then you would do 2x
damage to it. So, a Shinx using spark against a Buizel would do 2x damage. If 
the opposing pokemon is a dual type and both types are weak to electric, then
you would do 4x damage to it. If that same Shinx uses spark against a Wingull,
it is going to do 4x damage because Wingull is water/flying and both are weak
to electric. KNOW YOUR TYPES! This is the same for "It's not very effective..."
The damage you do is going to be halved or worse.

Recommendations: These are my recommendations for pokes you can use. Of course,
you should pick whatever you want as there are tons of choices but here is a 
very small list for someone who has no idea what are good pokes. These are
good for IN-GAME battling and may or may not be good outside of that. 

Starly, Gyarados, Shinx, Abra, Bronzor, Ponyta, Gastly, Machop, Geodude, Budew.

I named these because they are easy to get and still good. Mix and match for

Diamond Version Exclusives: Dialga, Stunky, Honchkrow, Cranidos
Pearl Version Exclusives:   Glameow, Palkia, Shieldon, Misdreavus

These are pokedex exclusives and not national dex exclusives. The evolutions
of these pokes are also exclusive to each version. National exclusives will be
discussed later in the guide.

The Adventure

We start our adventure in Twinleaf Town. I am not going to tell you how to get 
through the games first start up as if you are reading this FAQ, you probably 
have already done it. I am also not going to try and guess at names you may 
have chosen for you and your "friend" so I will refer to the friend as RIVAL. 

1.0.0 Twinleaf
Go down the stairs and speak to your mother. Walk outside and there is 4 houses
in twinleaf. Your house is the bottom right and you can revisit your dear 
mother whenever for a free pokemon refresh. Your rival's house is the top left 
and you need to go there now so make haste. He will interrupt you and begin to 
leave when you near his door. He will forget something and return back into the
house. Enter the house and go up to the second floor. 

Talk to him and he will run off again. Go down the stairs and out. Head north 
to enter Route 201. Your RIVAL is waiting for you there. He will talk to you
when you approach him. He will follow you now. Head west, because you cannot
enter the grass without a pokemon. Follow the path west and then north to enter
the lakefront. Save before you enter if you want to ensure you get a female
pokemon. Pick your pokemon and when you enter the battle, if it is not female,

1.0.1 - Verity Lakefront
Time to get a pokekmon. You will encounter two people chatting. They will leave
and forget something. Your rival will notice and you two will head into the the
grass. ATTACK! Now pick your pokemon:

Turtwig -    You get Defense and Attack at the cost of speed. Turns into a
             grass/ground poke and will make a better choice for an easier

Chimchar -   High attack, involves into a Fire/Fighting type poke. Rough first
             gym but gets easier after that.

Piplup -     Pretty easy first gym with this poke, turns into a water/metal
             poke which is strong late in the game.

Defeat the Starly with your newfound pokemon. Now you are busted. You transport
back to your house and your mother will give you the running shoes. Hooray! Now
the fun begins. Head north (Route 201) and east through the grass. You can gain
some levels here but you cannot catch any of the pokemon yet. Follow Route 201 
to Sandgem Town. The man in the grass will give you a potion if you speak with
him and it restores 20HP.

Pokemon found on Route 201: Bidoof, Starly
Pokedex seen count: 3

1.0.2 - Sandgem Town

Your RIVAL will take you to the professor's lab. Talk to the professor and say 
yes to his adventure and you will get the Pokedex. After you have the pokedex, 
leave and you will be escorted around town. Your escort will head north a bit 
to Route 202 and if you try to pass, she will tell you to visit your mother.
You can head south and get the Antidote and can also buy pokeballs at the mart.
So, head back to your house. Talk to your mom and your RIVAL's mom will enter 
and give you a package to deliver. Go back to Sandgem and head north to Route 
202. The person in the grass will show you how to catch pokemon and give you 5
free pokeballs. 

Route 202

Route 202 has your first trainer battle. Hopefully you raised your starter poke
some levels to deal with the trainers. The battles aren't hard so you shouldn't
have much trouble. There are some new pokes in the grass and another potion on
this route.

Route 202 pokes: Shinx, Bidoof, Starly, Kricketot
Pokedex seen count: 5

1.0.3 - Jubilife City

Route 202 leads to Jubilife Town. Your RIVAL is located at the trainer school 
and it has a big pokeball logo above the door. Enter the school and deliver 
the package to get the town map. Battle the two trainers on the right side of 
the school to get TM10. They both have abras which is Psychic type. This will
add another pokemon to our seen count.

When you leave the school, head north to be approached by a man who is doing a
promotion on watches. Find the clowns, answer yes to all of them and then get a
watch. There are clowns in the town and they are very easy to find.

Locations: 1) Near the pokemon center, north
           2) In front of the TV station
           3) In front of the watch company, Poketch

Talk to the man with your three coupons in hand and you will get the watch. 
Before you leave town, enter the condos and the girl on the first floor will 
give you the quick claw. Exit Jubilife using the west exit. Once you enter the 
building exit, talk to the fisherman inside to get the Old Rod. You can now 
catch magikarps. Who doesn't love gyarados? You cannot do anything else on
Route 218 until later. Head back into Jubilife.

Leave town through the northern exit.

Pokedex seen count: 6

Route 204

There is a new pokemon up here, Budew. The second trainer here will show you a
magikarp. The third trainer will show Budew if you didn't find one in the grass
already. Enter the cave and you can find Psyduck, Geodude and Zubat. Exit the 
cave once you have at least found Geodude and Zubat. 

Head back into Jubilife when you are finished catching pokes and battling 
trainers. The east exit is the way to go but be ready for a battle with your 
RIVAL. He will have a Starly at level 7 and his starter at level 9.

Pokedex seen count: 11

Route 203

Your RIVAL will show another pokemon, his starter. Quite a few trainers here. 
Make your way through the route getting some XP. Abra is available in the
grass. If you want one, you have to throw the pokeball immediately as it will 
run away if you try to battle it. When you get to the end, there is a cave 
entrance. The trainer south of the cave entrance has a Machop for your pokedex.
The cave has a couple trainers inside and also nets you an HM. It is a small 
cave and exits in Oreburgh City. The last trainer shows you a Psyduck if you
didn't find one earlier.

Pokedex seen count: 13

1.0.4 - Oreburgh City

Finally, a badge city. However, the gym leader is not around. He is in the 
mines and you will have to go get him out. The first house in town has a dusk 
ball on the second floor. The 2nd house offers an Abra for a Machop which is a 
great way to get an Abra that will grow fast. Upstairs is a man looking to see
a Zubat. You will get a TM if you bring him one. Enter the pokemon center and
go down the stairs. Wi-fi is now open to you. The house below the mining museum
has a great ball.

The mine is located in the Southern most part of town. You can get a super
potion from one of the workers east of the mine entrance. Enter the mine. Onix 
is the new poke available here. The mine has some trainers and a worker
located between two rocks. Talk to him, he is the gym leader, and he will show
you rock smash and leave. Defeat the trainers and collect the items. When done,
head out and off to the gym. 

Pokedex seen count: 14

Oreburgh Gym

This gym is all geodude and onix. Make sure you have a poke that can handle 
these two (water/grass is best). The leader has a lvl 12 of each and a lvl 14
Cranidos who is very tough. It's huge attack stat will knock most of your 
pokes out with one hit. If you have trouble, raise your levels. Winning nets 
you a TM that is very similar to spikes but for a rock pokemon and your first

Pokedex seen count: 15

NOTE: The GTS is now open in Jubilife which enables you to trade pokemon online
without knowing friend codes. If you get a pokemon that is a much higher level
than the pokes you are using, it probably will not obey you. Keep that in mind.

2.0.0 - Forest Badge

Now the quest for the 2nd badge begins. If you go north of Oreburgh, you can
catch a Machop on Route 207. You can't do anything else until you have the bike
so you need to go back through the tunnel to Jubilife. Once you reach Jubilife,
head north for a double battle. After the battle, you will get the Fashion 
Case. You can now buy dress-up items to use on your pokemon inside the tv 
station, pointless IMO. The grunts showed some more pokes so that is nice. 
Enter the TV station before going on Route 204. 

TV Station

On the first floor, talk to the Pikachu. It will battle you and will be added
to your Dex. The girl at the counter does a lottery. Bring all traded pokemon
here and draw a number. If it matches, you can get a good item like a master
ball. There is a turtwig mask on the second floor if you want it. Leave. Talk
to the president of the poketch company. He is by the counter on the first 
floor of the poketch building. You get the app Memo Pad. Leave.

North to Route 209.

Pokedex seen count: 18

Ravaged Path

You can now get through the cave with rock smash. Inside the cave, left gets
you an item but dead ends and right exits the cave. Once outside, keep trekking
north. The first trainer shows Cherubi. The double battle up ahead shows
Pachirisu. Return here with cut to get TM78. No new pokes in the grass, TM09 is
on the west side of this route. Floaroma town is just ahead.

Pokedex seen count: 20

2.0.1 - Floaroma Town

Flowers, flowers, flowers. The flower shop has the watering can and some
berries. There is TM88 in the house next to the flower shop. Nothing else to
see here, make your way east (Route 205). 

The bridge is impassable so keep going east. The grunt guarding the building 
has a lvl11 Glameow which is new to the dex. Fight the goon and he will lock
himself inside the Windworks. He will also tell you about the goons in
Floaroma town so you need to go back there. The grass has some new pokes, 
Pachirisu, Shellos and Buizel.

Once you are back in Floaroma, move to the top left corner of the town and the
goons will be gone. Now there is a secret entrance. Defeat the goons inside the
garden to get the key from the old man. Grunt 1 will show a Silcoon. After the
 the old man will give you some honey that can be put on the orange /
brown trees. See the Appendix to find out which pokemon can only be caught this
way. Once again, back to the Valley Windworks. Leave the garden with key in 
hand and take Route 205 east. Open the door the grunt hid behind earlier.

Inside, be ready for battle. The grunts will be easy but the boss is a little 
tough. The first grunt you encounter has a lvl11 Cascoon for the dex. The boss
is one of Team Galactics commanders. She has a lvl 14 Zubat and a lvl 16 
Purugly. I ended up beating Purugly with a lvl 10 onix but I lost everything
else. Use potions and defeat her. 

Once she is defeated, you can cross the bridge from earlier. The papa and the
little girl will tell you about a special balloon poke but you cannot get that
one yet so ignore it for now. Heal in Floaroma and cross the bridge.

Pokedex seen count: 26

Route 205

The first trainer over the bridge has a lvl14 Ponyta. There are no new pokes in
the grass. There are some items here along the route but nothing fancy. There
is a house near the end of the route that will heal your pokemon. Just west of
the house is a trainer that has Piplup which may or may not help with your dex.
Do not worry if it doesn't. The rest of the trainers can be skipped if you do
not want the XP. 

Pokedex seen count: 27

2.0.2 - Eterna Forest

When you enter the forest, you get approached by someone looking for help with
getting out. She will follow you and fight alongside you during your trek. One
really cool thing about her following you is that after every battle, your
pokemon are fully healed. The forest isn't hard to get through, just keep 
fighting trainers and you know you are going the right way. There are some 
items in the grass and also some new pokes. Going through the grass with your 
new friend nets two pokemon per battle as well. 

The first double battle shows Beautifly and Silcoon to your pokedex. The third
double battle has Burmy, Kricketune and Dustox. The fourth one has a Meditite.

1) East, north, double battle, follow route to double battle.
2) South, east, double battle, east, north, double battle, north, east into
3) North, west, north, east, EXIT.

NEW Pokemon roundup: Murkrow(D), Wurmple, Silcoon(D), Cascoon(P),Beautifly(D), 
                     Buneary, Dustox(P), Misdreavus(P)

Misdreavus and Murkrow can be hard to find so if you don't, you will get to see
them later in the game. Exit the forest and cross the bridge, fight the 
fisherman to get some lousy XP because they mostly have magikarps. From left to
right, the 1st fisherman doesn't battle, the 2nd one has a goldeen for the dex,
the 3rd fisherman has only Magikarp so skip him entirely and the last fisherman
also has a goldeen with a bunch of Magikarp.

Keep going east and you will enter Eterna City.

Pokedex seen count: 36

2.0.3 - Eterna City
Talk to everyone in the town and you should net a TM from an old lady, an
explorer kit and HM Cut. If you head south right away there is a professors 
aid that will give you EXP share. The second badge is here and you do not need 
to do anything special to get it. Just go to the gym and fight for it. The gym 
in town is a grass gym so you will need a flying or fire move for it.  

When you get to the gym, the leader will be waiting for you. She will hide her 
trainers inside the gym and you will need to find them and defeat them to be 
able to battle her. Enter the main room after she goes in and start searching.
Go north 90% of the way then head west. The first trainer is here. Follow the 
path west, the south and you will find the second trainer after the 2 rocks.
Go back to the door and you can see three small trees in the top right of your 
screen. Behind them is a trainer. To get to the last one, go back to the door
and follow the first path east and then north. The trainer is in the area with
the four flowers. 

Now you can fight the gym leader. Her highest level poke is a lvl 22 Roserade.
I demolished all her pokes and everyone in the gym with a lvl19 Staravia. So
long as you have a super effective move for this gym, you should breeze through

After you defeat the gym leader, you have a couple options. From here, you can 
head east to route 211 where there is some tall grass and a cave. This way has 
Ponyta, Chingling and Meditite in the grass. Inside the cave there is cleffa 
but the cave dead ends until later in the game. If you can't find ponyta, give
up until later one where it will be a lot more common.

In the northern part of town, there are some grass trees that you can cut down.
Cut them and enter the building. This is the galactic grunts building and you
need to go through it in order to get the bike. You can avoid most of the 
trainers in here or talk to the people on the computers to get more XP. The 
hardest poke in here is a lvl 20 Skuntank with most of the pokes averaging lvl

Once you defeat all the trainers, the bike shop owner is released and you can 
enter the bike shop and get a bike. It is the mach bike and acro bike mixed
together. You change between bikes by pressing the b button. Go back to where
you got the exp share and now you can get past the guards as you have a bike. 

Old Chateau
Now that you have a bike and cut, you can return to the forest and cut down the
trees near the exit. There is an Old Chateau here. Now is your chance to get a 
Gastly. Inside here lies TM90 and some items. Not worth checking this place out
unless you really want a Gastly or TM90. 

Cycling Road
There are some trainers along here you can fight for some more XP. At the end 
of cycling road is a girl who will give you an accessory. Exit cycling road and
you are at Route 206, up the ledge that we couldn't go up earlier. There are 
two small trees that you can cut here. Cut them to gain access to some new 
pokes. On route 206 you can find Bronzor, Stunky, Kricketune and Ponyta. This 
Ponyta is a lot more abundant than the one earlier. 

3.0.1 - Cave of Doubt
There is a cave at the end of Route 206 called the Cave of Doubt. You can use 
the TM flash to light up the cave but Bidoof cannot learn it. If you do not
want to use your TM(and who would), I have the way to go here as it is quite a 
maze. Enter the cave and follow these directions: SMR stands for Smash the Rock

1) North, SMR. 
2) North again, SMR.
3) North, then west, SMR.
*) West, South, West, South leads to two trainers and an item, TM32
*) West, South, SMR, South leads to a Hiker and a dead end
4) North, SMR
5) North, then West, SMR
*) North, West, South leads to two trainers and an item (Rare Candy)
6) North, East, SMR, continue East, South, Escape Rope. 
7) East, South, SMR
8) South, SMR, Follow path and keeping SMRs. When you get to north or south 
   intersection, go North. You will get Mira who heals your pokes after battles
   South from Mira goes to two trainers. Pokemon encounters now show two pokes
9) Leave with Mira. Follow directions backwards. You can go back and fight the 
   trainers now as they will be easier with healing afterwards. 

Route 207
Thank god that is over, head back to where you cut the trees and go down. You
are on Route 207. You can now go down the ledge and back up so long as your
bike is set to fast. Down the ledge is a town so you can heal your pokes. You
should be OK though since you had mira. Once you hit Route 207, go East. Some 
trainers and items throughout here or you can just go to the cave. The cave is 
very short and requires no HMs. Go through the cave.

Same situation as before. You can fight everyone and get items or run through 
this part. After the grass is the berry masters house. He will give you a
berry everyday. The little girl gives you a poketch app so get that from her. 
Now we arrive in Hearthome City. 

3.0.2 - Hearthome City
Do like you always do when you enter a town. Talk to everyone and get stuff.
The hiker has an egg for you. To hatch an egg, carry the egg with you and walk
a certain amount of steps with the egg. It will hatch when you reach the right
amount of steps. Ensure your pokemon are healed because you are going to have 
to battle your RIVAL in the town. After you battle, most of the blocks 
preventing you from leaving the town are removed. There is no gym battle here. 

In the Northeast and Northwest corner of the city is a cute pokemon stroll 
area. Only certain pokemon are permitted here and it has some TMs and other 
useful items in it. The Southeast corner exit leads to Route 209 and you can 
get a Good Rod from the fisherman here. The Southwest exit is still blocked by 
the TV reporter. Go to Route 209.

Route 209
More same old pokemon formula here. Walk through the route collecting items and
battling trainers. The pikachu is actually a trainer you can battle. You can 
now fish for better fish with the Good Rod here. Place the Odd Keystone inside
the large rock and it turns into the Hallowed Tower. Route 209 leads to 
Solaceon Town and the Lost Tower.

NEW pokemon round up: Chansey, Mime JR, Bibarel, Good Rod pokes

The Lost Tower
The Lost Tower is a tower of pokemon graves. You can be attacked while walking
around the tower. There are some more trainers and items scattered here. Some 
Gastly here if you didn't go back to Old chateau. You get the cleanse tag and 
HM Strength at the top of the tower. Leave.

3.0.3 - Solaceon Town
To the Pokemon Center to heal. Everyone around town is wearing a hat. Talk to 
everyone in town to get some new items. We have finally reached the Day Care! 
Now you can breed your pokemon. No gym here, darn. If you bring the newspaper 
guy what he wants, he will give you an item. Nothing spectacular. 

Solaceon Ruins
Located in the east side of town in a cave. The ruins has Unown and trainers. 
Press A on the rocks to get items. It doesn't work for all of the rocks though.
There is only one right way to go through the ruins. When you first enter the 
ruins, there is text on the wall and it is directions on how to get to through
the maze.

"Top Right, Lower Left, Top Right, Top left, Top Left, Lower Left."

When you get to the room with the 4 pokeballs, there is text on the wall. It is
written in Unown and it possibly says 

"Friendship all lives touch other lives to create something anew and alive."
Leave the ruins once you have everything. Go north of 
town to Route 210. 

Route 210
Some new Pokes here in the high grass, chansey. It can be a slight pain with 
softboiled but if you get a chansey that just keeps using it over and over, run
away and fight another one. They aren't that hard to find. As you travel, you
will find the Milk store and lots of people inside. If you talk to them, most 
of them will engage in battle. Go east to Route 215. 

Route 215
More trainers and more pokes. You can catch a Kadabra in the grass. Keep going
and you will reach Veilstone City.

3.0.4 - Veilstone City
Enter town, walk around, talk to everyone. Dawn is outside the gym as well as
an old man who will give you TM63. There is a house with a girl who massages 
your pokemon once a day and gives you an accessory afterwards. Next to her
is a house with a jester in it. Just keep picking the same hand over and over
and eventually you will win. You get a coin case. You can get the coins from
the Game Corner now and exchange them for FABULOUS PRIZES!!! WOOOT!

Ultra Balls and Great balls are finally available at the Department Store First
Floor. There is also a new Poketch app in here and lots of TMs for sale. Sticky
Barb hold item is located on the roof. 

Now we can get another badge. The gym is not too hard. Machokes and Meditites
at lvl 25 and 26 until you get to the gym leader. Flying/Psychic is best. This
was another gym where I could own with Staravia. The gym leader has a lvl 30 
Lucario that is fighting/steel so psychic will do normal damage. You get the
ability to use HM fly outside which is good because it is in the galactic 
warehouse. Walk outside of the gym to have Dawn ask you for help. Defeat the 
thugs, enter the warehouse and Fly is in plain sight. 

Fly to Hearthome and you can now leave through the Southwest exit of the town.
When you exit, you will be on Route 212.

Route 212

This route has a honey tree you can smear which is good since it is so close 
to town. There is also some police patrolling here. TM11 is here but requires
cut, some other items as well that require surf. There is the Pokemon Mansion
here as well.

Pokemon Mansion

If you enter the mansion and go left, there is a Great Ball, Soothe Bell and a
Burn heal in the trash can. If you go right, TM Swagger is in the office. Go
to the garden to catch some new pokes. Roselia and pikachu are available here
as well as Pichu.

After you are done, back to Route 212.

Route 212

Head south out of the Mansion through the grass. No new pokes here but there
is a wooper in the rainy grass coming up. There are some trainers along here
that average lvl 20. There is a girl in a house here who will trade shards for

The bog here is kind of a pain. You cannot use your bike on the bog. When you
fall into the bog, just keep trying to move and eventually you will. Route 212
leads to Pastoria City

4.0.0 - Pastoria City

The first house is a berry lady house who will give you a berry everyday. The
pokemon move tutor is here as well as the Safari Zone. The gym in town is all
water pokemon with hardly any barboach so you can do just fine with electric
type attacks. The highest level pokemon in here is a lvl 30 Floatzel. You gain
the Fen badge and the ability to use the HM you get in the Safari Zone outside. 

Safari Zone

The first guy on the right when you enter the Safari Zone gives you HM05. The 
Safari Zone has two new pokes and the best way to get them, is to use the
binoculars on the 2nd floor to see where they are. Go to the area that they
show up in and stand in the grass. Move the character around but don't actually
take a step. You will get encounters without increasing your step count. So 
long as you do not run out of balls you can stay forever.

Pastoria City
After you beat the gym, talk to the Grunt in the northern most part of town. He
will run off and tells you not to follow him, you should. Your rival will show
up when you try to follow the grunt so be ready for a battle. 

5.0.0 - Route 213

Follow the route fighting trainers. Everytime you see the grunt, talk to him
and make him run off again. Floatzel and Wingull are new pokes in the grass.
There is a man on the route who will give you a footprint ribbon for your 
lead pokemon. 


The hotel area has a lot of trainers you can battle mostly in the restaurant.
Lots of double battles in here and you get a lot of money afterwards. The pokes
average lvl 20-23. The hotel clerk at the front desk will heal your pokes for 
you. There is a TM available on the hotel property as well. You will find the 
grunt here and he will finally battle you. He has a lvl 25 Glameow. Follow him
again and Cynthia will meet you and give you a potion to remove the psyducks
from Route 210. 

You can keep heading North to find a cave that has a man asking you to catch
Unowns. I caught one and brought it to him but it does nothing. I do not know
if this ever changes. If you keep walking around the cave, you will eventually
get attacked by a rare Hippopotas. In 25 attacks, I got 24 geodudes and 1 hippo
Eventually, you will end up in Veilstone City. You can fly to Solaceon or take
Route 215 West to the Psyducks.

New Poke Round-Up: Stunky, Hippo, Graveler

5.0.1 - Route 210

Once you reach the Psyduck, heal them with the secret potion. Afterwards,
Cynthia will show and ask you to deliver an Old Charm to someone in Celestic
Town. As you travel along the route, a thick fog will show up blocking your
view. Use HM05 Defog to remove the fog. There are some lvl25-27 trainers here.
Follow route 210 until you reach Celestic Town. 

5.0.2 - Celestic Town

You can net a poketch app and a great ball by talking to the residents of this
town. A galactic grunt is blocking a cave and he needs to be disposed of. He
has a lvl25 beautifly and a lvl27 Croagunk. After you defeat him, the old 
woman will come up to you and thank you. Enter the cave and press A on the 
pictures of the pokemon on the wall. The old woman will enter again and give
you HM03 Surf.

Now the gym in Hearthome is open! You can fly there now or you can go west to
Route 211 and get a TM and fight some trainers for XP. No new pokes that way
though. The TM is Psych Up.

5.0.3 - Hearthome Revisited

The gym here is all Ghost which means a dark pokemon will own it. The puzzles
are ridiculously easy but you should go in the wrong doors on purpose to get
more battles in before the leader. A lot of the trainers in here have Drifloon
who does a lot of damage to you after a physical attack is done to it. 

The boss has:
Lvl 32 Drifblim
Lvl 36 Mismagius
Lvl 34 Gengar

You get TM65, a new badge and the ability to use Surf outside. This opens up a
lot of pathways that you could not utilize before. You should take some time
and travel to these places:

Route 209 has TM19
Route 204 and the cave here

6.0.0 - Canalave City

Fly to Jubilife City and head west. You can surf near the fisherman that gave
you the old rod. Keep heading west and there are 2 fisherman here you can 
battle. The grass along the way has Gastrodons and Mr. Mimes in it. When you
arrive at the city entrance, you will get a new app for your poketch. 

The move deleter is here as well as TM48. Be ready for a battle so straight to
the pokemon center as your RIVAL will catch up to you soon enough. Your RIVALS
team is up in the lower 30s now and his main pokemon is at lvl35. Cross the
bridge to have your RIVAL challenge you. 

After the battle, head south once you cross the bridge and there is a sailor
near a boat. You can take this boat to IRON ISLAND. For now, surf south on the 
water and you will find TM89. Take the boat to IRON ISLAND for a rare pokemon.


Iron Island is the home of a very rare pokemon. You get the pokemon in egg form
so you are going to need an empty spot in your party. No HMs are needed so
that opens up your HM slave spot. Exit the boat and go up the stairs into the 

Steelix and Golbat are new here. You can get some good XP inside the cave. 
Water attacks will help throughout the cave. There are quite a few trainers and
items here.

Fast Route: 
1) Go down east set of stairs
2) Up stairs, east, down stairs, south, up east set of stairs, down elevator
3) Go down west set of stairs, get partner
4) Take first path south, fight trainers, south, stay on path, up stairs, south
   fight trainers( i hate these trainers), down stairs, battle galactics, up stairs, down elevator
5) This gets you the Riolu egg(
yay i wanted this). Go through cave door, up elevator, out cave. 

Riolu turns into the pokemon your partner was using in the cave. 

Canalave Gym

This gym is mostly steel and rock pokemon. Surf takes care of a lot of the
enemies so you should probably have a poke that can do it well. The boss has a
lvl39 Bastiodon. The Bastiodon can be a pain but luckily for me, it did not use
Rest. It may use it against you so be ready for it. It is a rock/steel poke
so ground moves will really hurt it.  Winning nets you the Mind badge and the 
ability to use Strength outside. 

Strength will let you move the gray boulders around. Evolve your bidoof to be 
able to teach it Strength if you have been using one. Now you want to hit the 
caves. There is a cave near Oreburgh that will give you a TM and a cave near
Celestic Town. 

After you have beaten the gym, your RIVAL will talk to you again. Go inside the
library and meet him on the 3rd floor. The library is in the northwest corner
of the city. Your mission if you choose to accept it, is to go to Valor
Lakefront and enter where the two guards would not let you pass before. 

6.0.0 - Valor Lakefront

Walk through the magikarps fighting trainers until you get to the cave. Enter
the cave and be ready for a battle. The highest lvl poke in here is a lvl37 
Toxicroak. It is fighting so flying works well. Afer you defeat him, fly to
Twinleaf town.

Twinleaf Town

Go north and then west to where you first got your pokemon. The lake is now 
filled with grunts so take them out . Another battle with Mars awaits and she 
still has her Purugly. One lake left. Fly to Celestic Town.

6.0.1 - Celestic Cave

Head West of Celestic Town and enter the cave. Part of the cave is foggy but
you do not need fog clear unless you want to get Light Clay. Otherwise, your
new HM and rock smash should do just fine. Enter the cave and start heading
north. you need to move the boulder. Follow the path north and then west.

The fog room is coming up and you can use fog clear or you can make your way
through the fog without it. Run from the battles as you will have a lot lower
accuracy with the fog. Stay to the left if you just want to run through the 
area. Take the stairs and you will be in the room with the exit, no obstacles
here. Exit the cave.

NEW poke round-up: Clefairy

Route 216

Snowing here turns into hail in your battles. I didn't have an ICE pokemon so
this was frustrating. Follow the path until you get to a house. You can heal
your pokes inside the house by taking a nap in the bed. After the house, go
North to Route 217.

Route 217

The snow really starts coming down here. You fall down into heavy snow and
barely move but just keep trudging along. Stay close to the west wall until
you get to a house. Grab the pokeball behind the house and it is HM06. Enter
the house and talk to the Hiker to get an item. Back outside, The northeast
corner of the route has some grass and another house. The spell tag is inside
 that house and in the grass are Snover, Sneasel and Medicham. The exit to the
route is north of the Hiker's house.

6.0.1 - Snowpoint City

You first come across Acuity Lakefront but the Galactic Grunts are keeping you
out. Head east from here through the grass. You will end up in Snowpoint City.
This city is pretty much just a gym city. Walk around and talk to everyone and
then take on the gym. You may get stuck in the gym for a few minutes. 

The gym has snowballs inside. You can slam into the snowballs and break them. 
However, if you touch stairs while you are heading towards the snowball, you
will slow down too much to break the snowball. This is very similar to the
Zelda ice puzzles in Twilight Princess except instead of pushing blocks, you
are using youself. You need to break all the snowballs in the very middle and
and the ones that are blocking the stairs to the gym leader. If you see a 
snowball can only be hit from the east or west and the east path has stairs, 
then you know you HAVE to hit it from the west. 

The leader has pokes ranging from lvl38-42. The abomasnow is new and is tough.
Steel and Fire will do best in this gym and the leader is no exception. Win and
get the ability to use Rock Climb outside of battle and TM72.

Rock Climb is useful, like surf, in getting places you couldn't before. I am
sure you have seen the parts around Sinnoh that can be scaled. You can choose
to go scale these places and gain items and TMs or you can continue the

Acuity Lakefront

Now that the gym is beaten, you can enter the lakefront, do that. No battles
here just more story. They tell you not to go to galactic HQ but that is
exactly where we are going. Fly to Veilstone.

7.0.0 - Galactic End

Go to HQ and not the warehouse, outside of HQ, there is a grunt you can talk to
who will run off and leave a key. Pick up the key and head to the warehouse. 
You can open the first door in the warehouse but they key will break inside
the lock. Better find another key then...

7.0.1 - Galactic Warehouse

Not a very difficult area to scale, there is a bed inside the warehouse you can
use to heal your pokes. You are looking for the galactic key inside the 
warehouse. Once you find the key, you can now get more access inside HQ.

7.0.2 - Galactic HQ

The goal here is to get to the end and fight the boss. It is pretty straight
forward. You can go slightly off the beaten path for items but you do not get 
far. At the end, you fight the galactic boss and get a masterball. The boss
has 2 pokes weak to electric and 1 Sneasel which is dark/ice. They are between
lvl4 and lvl43.  Once you beat him, he tells you to go east. You will end up
in another room now. There is another battle up ahead but it is easier than the
one you just had. 

The Galactic Admin has a Kadabra, Bronzor and Toxicroak. They are lvl38 and 40.
Once you defeat her, she will move out of the way and you can press the red

7.0.3 - Mt. Coronet

To get to Mt. Coronet, you are going to need your HM slave with strength. Fly
to Hearthome city and head west, Route 208. Enter the cave and once inside, you
will need to go north. At the very top of Mt. Coronet is Dialga so be ready for
a legendary battle. Bring about 30 Ultra Balls,4 Quick Balls and 6 Timer balls.
Dialga will be lvl47 and is a steel/dragon type. If you are playing Pearl, you
will not get Dialga but instead will see Palkia. Palkia is a lvl47 water / 
dragon type. 

When you first enter the cave, you need to head west to the opposite side. Once
you reach the west entrance, head north and surf across the pond. Use rock
climb to reach the stairs up. In the next room:

North, West, South, Upstairs, North, West over bridge, down stairs, up north
stairs,up stairs, cross bridge, down stairs, down stairs, upstairs and in cave

Next room: Up stairs, up stairs
Next room: up stairs, north, west, south, Out.

Now you are outside. Follow the path and use rock climb when you get there. Now
instead of using rock climb again, head west and through the grass until you
reach another cave. Inside, use rock climb, follow the path, down the stairs
then east out of the cave.

Outside again. Through the grass, down the stairs, rock climb west. Down the 
stairs, through the grass, keep going east and you find another cave. Enter.
There is only one way to go through here so keep following the path, eventually
you emerge at the very top. 

Spear Pillar

Ok, 2 galactic battles and 1 legendary pokemon coming up. You can't avoid the 
double battle so you need to try and reach the boss. They will converge on you
but your RIVAL will show up and help. The big boys here are Purugly lvl 45 and
Skuntank lvl46. Once you defeat them, you rival heals your pokes for the boss

The boss fight is going to go pretty similar to the way it was last time. He
has upped his levels some and has a new gyarados. Whatever worked last time is
still going to work this time so as long as you gained some levels, you should
be fine. Defeat him and get access to Dialga. SAVE!!

The best way to catch legendaries is to use a pokemon that has stat upping
moves and just sit there with it out taking damage. For example, anything that
is rock/steel and has iron defense would work really well here. Get Dialga in
the red, use potions when you get low, throw lots of pokeballs. Throw the 4
quick balls right away and hope for the best, probably not going to work though
Use Ultra Balls when Dialga gets in the red and make the battle last a long
time. If you go through your ultra balls and you still do not have it, now you
move onto your timer balls. If by some miracle you still do not have Dialga
and you are out of timer balls, restart. 

Palkia is pretty much the same as Dialga except it is a water type so rock
would be a bad choice to go up against it. I would suggest you use a water
type. Palkia does not have have a powerhouse attack like Dialga's Roar of Time.

After the battle, head north to get a special item for your new legendary.

7.0.4 - Legendary Round-Up

Three legendary pokemon have been unleashed now that you have helped Dialga. We
need to go back to all three lakes and at each one is a legendary pokemon. 

Lake Valor - Azelf
Lake Acuity - Uxie
Lake Verity - Mesprit (runs away)

The first two can be battled in the lake. Surf to the cave and battle them. All
the pokes are lvl 50 and Psychic. Use the same tactic as you did on Dialga and
it should go pretty smoothly. You can use the dusk ball now and it has a 4x 
capture rate on pokes in caves. I used Luxray with charge to keep raising my
special D since they are psychic types. When you try and fight Mesprit, it runs
away and shows up on your poketch marking map. If you do not have this yet, go 
to Jubilife City and get it from the poketch company. Talk to the president 
near the front desk to get it. 

Catching Mesprit

Mesprit gets it's own section because it is quite a pain in the butt to get. It
shows up on the map as a flashing symbol but every time you fly to it, it moves
somewhere else. Also, it runs away in battle so you are going to need mean look
or use your masterball. The problem with the masterball is that there is
another pokemon later on that runs away so you might want to use it on that one
I suggest Crobat with Mean Look to stop it from running away. But first, we
need to encounter it...Here is a trick I figured out that helps battle it.

1) Go to a main city that it goes near (Jubilife works fine).
2) Park yourself near the exit of the town and look in the top left corner of
   your screen.
3) Walk out of the town and when the top left shows the route name, that makes
   Mesprit change it's location.
4) Walk back into the town and it changes again. 
5) Keep doing this over and over until Mesprit shows up on the Route you are on

Once it is on your route, search the grass for a battle. It may not be the
first battle you encounter but it will show up eventually. Good luck!

7.0.5 - Sunnyshore City

We can get here now. Fly to Veilstone City and head south to the hotel on Route
214. When you reach Valor Lakefront, the path east is now open. East leads to
Route 222. This is the way to Sunnyshore. Follow the path, battle trainers, get
items and eventually you end up in Sunnyshore.

Enter the town and you get inspiration to battle the gym leader. If you go to
the gym though, it is blocked. You need to go to the lighthouse and talk to
the gym leader and he will return to the gym. Once he returns, you will be
able to enter the electric type gym. Do not forget to talk with everyone in
to get items. Note the woman near the shore because you will need to talk to 
her again after you defeat the gym.

Hopefully you have some sort of ground/rock pokemon that have ground moves. If
not, any ground type move should work. The battles before the boss change it up
as there are some other pokes thrown in that aren't electric including Mr. Mime
and Bibarel (to name a few). The boss has lvl46-49. He has 2 electrics, 1 water
and 1 normal Ambipom. Rock/Ground wins them all except the water pokemon, a
lvl47 Octillery. 

We finally have all 8 badges and can gain access to the E4. You need waterfall
and to get it, head to the northeast section of town and talk to the girl on
the beach again. She will give you HM Waterfall now that you have beat the gym.

8.0.0 - Route 224

Once you have waterfall, surf north on the route. There is a trainer here that 
has a Finneon evolution so you are going to want to fight them so it is in yourd
dex. Just keep heading north if you want to skip the items. There aren't many
here but there is TM18. At the very end of the route is a big waterfall. Use
your new HM here and you will be taken to Victory Road entrance and a pokemon

8.0.1 - Victory Road

Lots of trainers, lots of items and lots of time, this cave is very large. The 
pokes in here are in the lower 50s. There are no new pokes except during
trainer battles. You should battle as much as possible as you will need the
levels. The pokemon league is right after the cave.

1) Cross bridge, cross bridge, cross bridge, Rock climb, west, up stairs, north
   up stairs, up stairs
2) Smash the south rock, head south. use strength. Move northeast boulder down,
   move north boulder west and last boulder south 2x. Head west.
3) Move west most boulder down once. Run around and smash rock. Move boulder 
   again north 2x. East, follow path. Move northern most boulder east, head
   north. Down stairs.
4) Cross bridge, rock climb, west, north, follow path, down stairs
5) Down stairs, down stairs, surf east, surf north, waterfall, follow water 
   path, up stairs
6) West, take first path south, east, rock climb, north, cave exit. 

You made it to the pokemon league. That is the very quick way through. You can 
search around the cave and find all the items and gain XP for the E4.

8.0.2 - Elite Four

Dun dun dun! We are here. The final battles to mark you as champion. There is a
pokemon center here as well as a mart. The game gives you tons of money
especially if you fought everyone and reset when you lose. Buy lots of potions
and revives. The best items are Full Restore, Hyper Potion and Revive. I bought
30 of each and used just about all of them. My levels were far too low for the
E4 but my dragon dancing gyarados did a number on them. I will recap each 
person so you can be ready for them. Your RIVAL thinks he is better than you
so he will make you fight him first. Dispose of him. Onto the E4! Remember:
Use your potions. You don't need extras after the fights so use them if you got

E4 Aaron - Bug

Aaron is a bug guy so fire/flying works well. They range from lvl 53 to lvl 57.
Heracross is 4x weak to flying and the only one that isn't weak to flying is 
the LVL57 Drapion. It is dark/poison so psychic will not work out either. Use 
fighting/ground against him if you got it. 

E4 Bertha - Rock/Ground

Bertha has pokes between lvl55 and lvl59. All her pokes are weak to water save
Quagsire. It will double team and use sandstorm. Water will raise it's HP so do
not use a water attack against it. She isn't hard at all if you took Prinplup.

E4 Flint - Fire

Flint is not all fire and it even has an onix. Water still does well here
against 3 of the 5 pokes. They range from lvl57 to lvl61. He isn't hard but be
careful of Lopunny as it knows mirror coat. Mirror coat will hurt special 
attackers so use physical attacks. 

E4 Lucian - Psychic

Hopefully, you took my hints and have a Gyarados by now but if not, any dark 
type will do. All his pokes are psychic so dark hurts them. Bronzong has steel
though so it will not be super effective. Gyarados will die quick against Mr.
Mime if he cannot strike first as Mime knows thunderbolt. His pokes are lvl59
to lvl60. The champion awaits...

Champion Battle

She has a lvl66 garchomp and all her pokes are lvl60 or greater. Spiritomb is
probably new to you and it is like sableye, it has no weakness. Garchomp will
fall to ICE (guess who knows ice? Gyarados!). I didn't have much trouble with
her, I used Dragon Dance a few times with Gyarados and swept everyone else in
one hit. Milotic will take an electric attack as it regenerates HP and has a
good special D. Do not inflict it with any kind of status problem as it's
ability will make it stronger. Grass will work well too against Milotic. 

Beat her and get in the record books. You are now the pokemon champion. woot!

9.0.0 - Done?

Not quite. There is still plenty of pokemon to play. You can try and fill your 
dex with captures instead of seen, you still have places you haven't explored 
and Pal Park will let you bring your pokemon up from older GBA games. Bottom 
line: If you quit now, you are still missing a lot of the game. So, keep on
keepin on. 

9.0.1 - National Dex

To get the National Dex, fly to Celestic town and go north in town. The center
house has an old woman you can talk to and she will show you a picture of
Palkia or Dialga depending on your version. Once you have the picture, your dex
should be full of seen pokes. If it isn't, you haven't fought all the trainers 
so you will need to either raise the missing pokes, or go find the trainers you
missed. If you have all 150, go to Sandgem town and talk to the professor. He 
will give you the National Dex.

Pearl Exclusives:   Slowpoke, Pinsir,Houndour, Stantler, Spheal, Bagon
Diamond Exclusives: Seel, Scyther, Murkrow. Larvitar, Poochyena, Aaron, Kecleon

Again, all the pokes evolutions are also exclusives to each game.

9.0.2 - Pal Park

Pal Park is closed up until you have beaten the Elite Four and have the
National Dex. You can transfer your old pokes from the GBA games to Pal Park.
To get to Pal Park, fly to your house and surf South. The route turns east so
follow it until you reach land. Pal Park is at the very end of the route. There
are trainers along the way so you might have to fight some people. 

Pal Park has to be stocked in order for you to catch your old pokes. You have
to stock it before you start up your save file. To stock Pal Park, place your
GBA game in the GBA slot. Any pokemon that you want to transfer will need to be
in boxes on your GBA game. Start up diamond and get to the screen where you can
pick New Game or your save file. You will have another option there that says
Migrate Pokemon.. You want to pick this option and then use the touch screen to
select the six pokemon you want to migrate. The pokemon will be moved from the 
GBA game and not cloned.

Now, load up your diamond save and enter Pal Park. You have to catch your old
pokemon again but you get Pal Park balls which never miss. Your old pokes will
be exactly the same as they were on the GBA game. You may have to re-think
their movesets now under the new diamond attack scheme. You can take the pokes
to the Move Relearner in Pastoria City and he can teach them a move they
didn't learn because they were not leveled up in Diamond. This is very useful.

One thing to note about Pal Park is that you can only transfer pokemon from a
game pak once a day. You can transfer pokemon from multiple game paks but
still only once a day per game pak. 

9.0.3 - Cresselia

Fly to Canalave City and head towards the boat that takes you to Iron Island.
Enter the house right next to the boat on the west coast and there will be a 
woman and a sick child. Talk to them both and then go back outside. Talk to
the sailor and he will ask you to save his sick boy. He will take you to a new
island. This island is empty besides the legendary pokemon. It is a quick walk
to it and it will run away just like Mesprit did. Cresselia is a Psychic type
pokemon at lvl50. Use the same strategy you did on Mesprit. You will have to
use the marking map again to find it. If you haven't used the masterball, now
is the time.

9.0.4 - Island Area

This area becomes available after you have beaten the E4. Fly to Snowpoint
City and move to the southern port. You can now take the boat to the island
area. This area has a lot of new pokes that will help fill your national dex.
It also is the home of legendary pokemon Heatran, a lvl70 monster. 

Upon arriving, you will be greeted by your RIVAL. Afer the discussion, move
north and talk to the fisherman. He will give you the Super Rod. If you keep
going north, you will arrive in the battle zone where the battle tower is
located. You can fight in offline mode or wi-fi battle tower here. 

You can move north or east from this area. I went east so I will tell you also
to go east, Route 230.

Route 230 & 229

Route 230 is a surf route so you need a pokemon who has surf. There are some
swimmer battles along the way and some grass to catch old pokemon in. You will
need rock smash to get the item on the grass island. Every trainer in the
island area uses old pokes so it will help you fill your dex if you fight them.

Keep heading east and you will reach route 229. When you reach land, go east
and then south. 

Resort Area

You can now fly here. There isn't much here but grass and a special area that
you can only enter once your pokemon has enough ribbons. From here, you want
go head to the northwest part of town to access Route 228. 

Route 228

All battles here will be in a sandstorm. If you want to rush through the route
ignoring items and such, stay off the bike slides. Keep heading north and when
you reach a dead end, head west through the grass. Move north and west again to
Route 226. 

Route 226

There are two ways to go here. You can surf through the water and there is a
gentleman in a house who will give you a foreign language poketch app. It
doesn't really help much unless you want your pokedex in a foreign language. 
Instead of that, head north and use your bike to jump the two ramps. Jump down
the cliff and then head west then north. Then east, up the stairs, use bike to
cross, through the grass, east, south then through the grass again. Go up the
stairs, up the stairs, through the grass, west, enter Stark Mountain. 

9.0.5 - Stark Mountain

This area has a lot of double battles and you are going to need Rock Smash, 
Strength and Rock Climb to get through it. Quick way through is up ahead...

1) Use rock smash and then Strength. Push the boulder down the stairs
2) East, move north and south rock east, push middle block north
3) North, up the stairs, push boulder, down the stairs, up the stairs, east
4) Rock smash, up the stairs, push boulder, up stairs, up stairs, door.
5) North and you will get a partner. You know how it works now.
6) East, down the stairs, west, north after trainers, rock smash, rock climb
7) East, rock climb down, east, north, rock climb between trainers, door.
8) Your "friend" takes your item. Escape Rope.

Of course, you can go through this area and get the items if you choose. The
iron ball and TM50 is in here. Thesurvival area of the island has a TM but 
nothing else. You can get there by either heading north from the battle area or
keep heading west and surf from Route 226. Buck is here waiting inside a house.
Talk to him and he will return the stone to Stark Mountain. 

You need to return to where you last brought him. This time, there will be a 
lvl70 pokemon there. It is a legendary so you are going to need lots of 
pokeballs. Dusk balls work good as well as timer balls and ultra balls. It will
take awhile to catch. Heatran is a fire/steel pokemon so use a water attack to
do 2x damage to it. It will usually take more balls than Dialga/Palkia. I
highly recommend Dusk Balls for any pokes inside a cave. They are available at
the pokemon league mart. 

9.0.6 - Regigigas

You will need to use Pal Park to have access to this lvl70 beast. In order for 
this Regi to show up, you need to first transfer Regirock, Registeel and Regice
from Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire to Diamond/Pearl. With these three pokes in your 
party, head to the temple north of Snowpoint City. You will be blocked at first
but Cynthia will show up and tell you it is OK to enter. Regigigas is in there 
and is a normal type.

1) Enter, go down stairs. Calcium is here and another staircase. Go down.
2) This next room isn't hard. Follow the path and go down the stairs again.
3) Now the ice puzzle. Go down the ice that is between the two rocks. East,
   north, west, north, west, south. You should stop now. West, north, east,
   north, stairs. Walk through the rocks and go down the stairs.
4) We can now see Regigigas but first, ice puzzle. Stand by the 3 rocks so that
   you make a square. Head east onto the ice.
5) South, stop, south,east, north, stop, west, south, east, North.

Press A on Regigigas and as long as you have the 3 REGIs in your party, the 
statue will come alive. Ghost type works really well here. Make sure you have a
lot of Dusk and Timer balls.

9.0.7 - Giratina

A new path has opened up near Veilstone city. You can get their by flying to 
Veilstone and heading south. Stick to the east side while heading south and you
will see a new opening. This is the spring path. The spring path leads to the
Sendoff Spring. Walk around the spring until you get to a cave entrance. You 
will need to use Rock Climb to enter Turnback Cave.

The cave is very difficult to navigate through and if you return through a door
from which you came, you will back at the beginning. I was able to get to
Giratina in six rooms but when i tried to duplicate it, it wasn't the right
route. It seems that the cave is random. You need to get past 3 pillars per
the writings instructions. The first room is easy as you can just turnback if 
you pick a room that does not have a pillar. Also, do not forget that you can
also go south.

When you do encounter Giratina, it will be lvl70 and is a ghost/dragon type. A
normal pokemon works very well here as 2 of the 3 attacking moves Giratina has
do not effect normal types. It will be only using slash on your normal pokemon
so a pokemon with Intimidate is going to work out even moreso. Dusk balls catch

9.0.8 - Rotum

Rotum is available in the Old Chateau once you beat the elite four. Return to
the chateau and head upstairs. There is a tv in one of the rooms up there so 
press A on the tv. You will be attacked by Rotum. Rotum is an electric ghost 
and is at lvl15 so do not bring your legendary capture team. If you do not 
encounter Rotum on the tv, try again later until you finally do. Keep trying, 
it is there.

9.0.9 - Event Pokemon

Manaphy - You need to beat Pokemon Ranger and transfer the Manaphy egg from 

Arceus - Requires an event

Darkrai - Requires an event

Shaymin - Requires an event

None of the events for the USA have been planned yet. WAIT AND SEE.


That concludes the main section of the walkthrough. Your job now is to fill
your dex, trade online and battle online.


Extra Content

Extra content is meant to be helpful for online battling and not so much for
in-game help. 

E.0.1 - EVs & IVs(Overview)
All pokemon are different. Even ones of the same type. EVs and IVs help ensure 
that all pokemon stay different. EVs are effort points and IVs are Individual 
Values. Every pokemon you catch or hatch, has a predetermined set of IVs. They 
are random in the wild but can be somewhat controlled while breeding. At lvl 
100, the IVs will add however many points they are worth to that particular 
stat. It is best to show by example so I will. 

When you first catch a pokemon, you can calculate it's IVs. The higher the
level, the more accurate you can calculate. So, if you have a lvl100 Kadabra
with a Sp. Attack IV of 15 and another one with a Sp. Attack IV of 27. The
latter Kadabra is going to have an Attack stat that is 12 points higher than
the former Kadabra. IVs for each stat are random and calculated when you
encounter the pokemon.

EVs are effort values and they are hidden stats gained from battling. They 
have an impact on a particular stat and you can gain more of one stat by
fighting certain types of pokemon.  For example, if you wanted to raise your
attack stat, you would fight a lot of machokes and machops. You can have up to
510 EV points but only 255 per stat. 

E.0.2 - Team Building Help

So, you finished the main game, you went online and got totally stomped. What
do you do now? How can you get better pokemon? I am going to assume you already
have a semi-diverse team because that is a pretty basic concept. You need to 
either pick better pokemon or raise your pokemon better. 

Each pokemon has a focus area in their stats. For example, the Abra evolutions
have a very high special attack and speed. This does not mean that all abras
are good. If you get a pokemon that has low IVs in it's focus area, then that 
is a perfect example of a bad pokemon. Kadabra is meant to hit hard and fast so
if it cannot do that because of bad IVs, it will die quickly due to lack of

How can I change IVs? Well, you can't. You cannot change IVs ever(in-game). You
can affect IVs however. When you breed two pokes, the IVs of the spawn are
directly affected by the parents. I have crunched a lot of numbers and this is
what I have come up with. The IVs of the spawn pokemon is somewhere in between
or the same as the IVs of the parents. To clarify, if you breed 2 Kadabras and
one parent Kadabra has a speed IV of 20 and the other has a speed IV of 25, 9
out of 10 times the spawn will have a speed IV of at least 20. About half of
the time the IVs will be in between the two and about 1/3 of the time, the IVs
will be higher than the two. 

You can calculate IVs at any level but it has to be a pokemon that has not had
any battles and it should be at about lvl15. The best way to do this is to
breed two pokes, save right before you get the egg, get the egg and hatch it.
Use rare candies to level it up to about 15, then check IVs. If you get crap, 
reset the game and get the egg again. You cannot take the egg and then save
because the pokemon will be the same if you reset. 

E.0.3 - Moveset Help

Ok, so we should already know that we use attacks depending on what type of
pokemon we have. We do not want to use physical attacks with our Kadabra
because it has a garbage attack stat. So, we want to make sure we are only
using special attacks on our Kadabra. Also, any moves that are the same type as
the pokemon using them, get STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus). Our Kadabra using 
a psychic move does 1.5x more damage than our kadabra using any other type of
move. This doesn't mean we should have only psychic moves on our Kadabra though
because you shouldn't need more than one type of the same move on your pokes. 

Pick one move of a certain type and use that. IN-GAME you might want the extra
PP and that is why you leave multiple types but online battling is a different
ball game. Kadabra should have psychic because it is the most powerful psychic
move and not anything else like psybeam or confusion. The rest of it's moves
should vary so you can do the most damage to the most types of pokemon.

Egg Moves

Egg moves are moves that a pokemon can learn through breeding. When the pokemon
is hatched, it will be hatched knowing these moves. The male parent has to know
the move in order for the spawn pokemon to learn it. Egg moves allow you to
choose from more moves than the ones you get from leveling up. You should look
into egg moves when deciding on the pokemon for your team to see if there is
one you want before you start breeding. 

A.0.1 - Sweet Honey Pokes

These pokemon can be caught from attaching sweet honey to a yellow tree. If you
are looking for a specific pokemon, save before you press A on the shaking
tree. If you do not get what you want, restart your game and try again. This
worked for me as I was looking for a female combee. 

Combee M/F - Only female evolves to Vespiqueen (about 85% chance it is male)
Cherubi    - Grass
Munchlax   - Only on the tree by the Valley Windworks
Burmy      - Bug
Heracross  - Bug/Fight
Aipom      - Normal

Other pokemon can also be caught by using sweet honey but the above pokemon are
ONLY available by way of sweet honey.

A.0.2 - HM List

HM01 - Cut         - Received in Eterna City house.

HM02 - Fly         - Found in Galactic Warehouse. Visible when you first enter.

HM03 - Surf        - Received in Celestic town. Defeat the grunt guarding the
                     cave and then enter the cave. An old woman will enter and
                     give you Surf.

HM04 - Strength    - Found in the Lost Tower on Route 209. Get to the top of
                     the tower and talk to the woman. She will give you it.

HM05 - DeFog       - Received in Great Marsh. Enter and talk to the first guy
                     on the right side. He will give you this HM.

HM06 - Rock Smash  - Received from Hiker in the Oreburgh Gate.

HM07 - Waterfall   - Received in Sunnyshore City in the northeast section of
                     town AFTER you beat the gym. Talk to girl near the beach.

HM08 - Rock Climb  - Found on west side of Route 217 behind Hikers house.

A.0.3 - Key Items List

Journal       - Received from your mother after you get pokedex.
Town Map      - Received from your RIVAL after you deliver the package.
Old Rod       - Received from Fisherman in Route 218 entrance building.
Pal Pad       - Received in Oreburgh City pokemon center (downstairs).
Fashion Case  - Received after defeating grunts in Jubilife City.
Sprayduck Can - Received in Floaroma Town flower shop.
Works Key     - Defeat the grunts in the secret garden and they leave the key.



This section is for old version numbers and updates.

-fixed word find codes
-fixed some grammar/spelling
-added Appendix (WIP)
-added pokedex seen count so you can track it (WIP)
-lots of main walkthrough updates
-updated disclaimer

-more Pearl updates
-finished main walkthrough
-still needs a lot of updates but will get you through the entire game

-updated walkthrough
-adding Pearl info to guide
-updated The Basics

-fixed Unown writing on wall
-fixed spelling mistakes
-added 2 sections to Extra Content
-added 1 paragraph to The Basics
-added to main walkthrough

-added 4 paragraphs to The Basics
-fixed spelling errors (probably not all)
-added more to the main walkthrough
-added some more Early Tips
-added Introduction
-moved the margin numbers to the bottom
-added a version section to top and bottom
-added to the Disclaimer