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Pokemon Pearl


Poketch Guide

by Deezlink

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Poketch Guide

Copyright 2007-2009 Deezlink

Version 3.01

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document  
are owned
by their respective trademark and copyright holders. In  
other words,
I don't own Pokemon.

Table of Contents

1. Legal
2. Introduction
3. Poketch Applications
4. Nintendo Events
5. FAQ's
6. About The Guide
7. Contact/What I Need Help With/Acknowledgements
End: "Dot Artist" Contest

Version 3.00 - Fixed Everything I've Gotten In Emails
From The Past Year.

Version 2.61 - A small change

Version 2.60 - A small change.

Version 2.50 - Added a lot of new questions.
Got really annoyed by Nintendo Event Q's,
added an entire section on that. Added more
Q and A's.

Version 2.00 - Added a new layout, (trrerid's idea :P)
got a lot ofchanges to be made, added how 
I found out about event Applications.

Version 1.50 - Updated the berry route location, 
I put 205 instead of 208. I must be losing my mind. :P
Added more info and fixed some mistakes I had.
Neoseeker now hosts my guide, too.

Version 1.25 - Wow, I completely forgot that the 
"Drawing Board" is called Dot Artist. I changed
that (after some friendly e-mail's :P) and added
a few other blurbs about Poketch Applications.

Version 1.0 - Added all of the Applications I'm 100%
positive you can get in this game. All I need now are
to write even more tips for getting the full experience
of the Poketch. :P

Version 0.7 - Added even more Applications. Just found
out some can only be gotten in Nintendo Events.

Version 0.4 - Added applications because I found some more.  
I think there is more out there, and I'll be looking.

Version 0.2 - Added the missing info that I found. 
I added Application 11-17, and am going to add on more info 
to 17. 
Still trying to beat Pearl and find more,
but I'll use my brothers game to figure this stuff out.

Version 0.1 - Added 1-10 of the Poketch Tools, Still need 
to find out some info, Guide Created. 
It's my first, so cut me some slack. :P

1. Legal

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document  
owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.
copyright holders. In other words, I don't own Pokemon. 
This guide can not be hosted on any other 
site except:

WiiAreUber Forums

(Note: The Most Current Can Always Be Found On

This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances  
except for personal, private use.
It may not be placed on any website or otherwise  
distributed publicly without advance written permission.
Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of 
any public display isstrictly prohibited, and a 
violation of copyright. 

Do not sell this guide.

2. Introduction

With every new Pokemon game comes something new. 
All those that remember Silver can recall a Cell Phone  
like device that was cut from Ruby and Sapphire.
There was the PokeNav, but kinda sucked. :P 
While it did disappear, it came back in Diamond and Pearl, 
under a new name. That name, is called the Poketch. 

But what is the Poketch?

The Poketch is a device that is acquired somewhat early in  
the game.
To get it, when you go to Jubilife City, when you 
attempt to walk past the school, a man will stop 
and offer you a Poketch if you find the three clowns. 

One is in front of the door to the TV Station, one is 
outside of the Poketch Company building, and the last is 
behind the Pokemon Center. It has useful functions (such as  
that can aid you as you are playing. But, you do not 
start out with all of them. You need to find them 
throughout the game. Although they are not very well  
you can easily skip them. This guide will explain where  
they are, 
what they are, and some tips to using the Poketch.
I finally got what seems to be all of the Applications
listed (as well as some AR help :P) so if there are any
more, let me know.

***Trainer's Tip***

To change Poketch applications, click the big red button on  
the side. If you want to skip to a certain one without clicking,  
waiting, and clicking again, click it multiple times to see a 
number of what tool you are on. This isonly for ones you have 

3. Poketch Tools

What the tools are and how to get them. They are in 
the ordered of the numbers the Poketch displays them as.

1. Digital Clock
Function: Tells the time according to your DS internal

Use: By touching the screen
when the clock is on, it lights up. This is basically for
if your DS internal light is off. It is also helpful for
events that happen at a certain time (like when Rotom

Obtained: When you get the Poketch.

Tips: ALWAYS keep your DS time and date correct for this
game, because it will be critical for some things. :P

2. Calculator

Function: Performs simple (and a little complex)
math equations. It displays up to 10 digits and
will give a ?????????? if it can't solve something.

Use: To solve any equations that might come up during the 
journey. Breeder's can find this useful.

Obtained: When you get the Poketch.

Tips: Ever playing Pokemon at a place where money is
handled (like a store)? Help get the cost before the
cashire finds out.

Cool Dude sent me this e-mail that said,

"I had found something interesting about the Calculator function.
You'll hear the sound of the Pokemon whose number matches the answer
(After you hit =) if the Pokemon is in your Pokedex. 
For example, if you put in 5x5, when you press = and 
get the answer of 25, the game will play Pikachu's sound."


3. Memo/Note Pad

Function: To jot down notes.

Use: Draw on it to keep track of notes. Press the
eraser button to erase manually.

Obtained: Talking to the PokeEtch president in Jubilife  
after receiving the first gym badge.

Tip:Notes disappear when you change applications! So,
if you need to erase something fast, change the

4. Pedometer/Step Counter

Function: Counts how many steps you have taken.

Use: Press clear for the step counter to 
reset. When you go past the maximum
amount it resests.

Obtained: When you get the Poketch.

Tips: Need to hatch an egg? Keep track with this!
(Note, when you change applications, the steps
don't reset).

5. Pokemon List

Function: Lists all the Pokemon in the party. Displays
if they are carrying an item and what their health is.

Use: To see if the Pokemon in your party.

Obtained: When you get the Poketch.

Tips: It shows if the Pokemon in your party have a 
statuseffect (their picture turns a gray-ish 
Touch them to hear their cries. 
It also displays their HP (Hit Points) and if 
they are  carrying an item (useful if 
they have a honey gather ability or pick-up). 

6. Friendship Checker

Function: Indentifies Pokemon that like you.

Use: (All credit for this goes to trrerid).
"If you tap anywhere on the screen that there
isn't a Pokemon, Pokemon with a high attracion
will come to your stylus.  Also the levels 
of friendship shown are 
1.No hearts  
2.Small heart.  
3.Two small hearts  
4.Two big hearts."

Obtained: Talk to the brown haired girl in the Enterna City 
Pokemon Center.

Tips: The TM Return (Does more damage if the Pokemon
likes you) can be more powerful if you teach it to a
Pokemon that likes you. :P

7. Downsing Machine

Function: To find invisible items that might lie about.

Use: Touch  any where on the radar, and if an item 
is there, it will show up on the radar. The origin
(center) of the grid is where you are, and each
line is a step. It shows up briefly, though. It is
only when a circle is flashing you have found an item.

Obtained: Talking to Dawn when you arrive at Route 207.

Tips: If you are ever in a place where there is an
empty room, or you had to use rock climb to find
an empty cliff, use this. I'm sure it's not really
empty. :)

8. Berry Searcher

Function: To see where berry trees have 
berries on them.

Use: Look at the map to see where the icon's are,
and walk there accordingly. Touch the application
to refresh the map.

Obtained: At Route 208. Talk to the girl in
the Soil Shop and answer “Yes” to receive this.

Tips: If you love Pokemon Contests, use this often
to keep track of berries so you can maximize your

9. Day Care Checker

Function: Show's the Pokemon in the Day Care,
what level they are at, gender, and if there 
is an egg.

Use: Touch the touch screen to refresh the application.

Obtained: Drop off a Pokemon at the Day Care,
and talk to the man inside of the day care.

Tips: Don't waste time checking back at a Day Care
for an egg. Use this to see all you need to know

10. Pokemon History

Function: To find out the last 12 Pokemon you have 
recently obtained

Use: Touch the Pokemon to hear the cry.

Obtained: Talk to the man outside of Solaceon Town near the 
Pokemon Center.

Tips: None.

11. Counter

Function: Counts...well...anything.

Use: Press the + to count...well...anything.

Obtained: Talking to the third from the top lady at the 
Veilstone Department Store on the second floor.

Tips: Resets when you change applications.

12. Analog Watch

Function: Tells the time with an Analog Watch.

Use: By touching the screen
when the clock is on, it lights up.

Obtained: Go to Celestic Town and talk to the Karate 
Guy inside of the house around the southwest side 
of town.

Tips: Parents, need your kids to learn time? Make
them use this clock instead of the digital!

13. Marking Map

Function: A non-detailed map that you can mark places
and other things on.

Use: To mark locations on the map by dragging symbols to  
the designated area. There are five symbols:

Obtained: Talk to the Poketch President after
receiving 3 gym badges.

Tips: Cresslia and  Mespirit's location show up on this map.

14. Link Searcher

Function: Finds if people are on wireless.

Use: Touch the screen and it will show these catogories:
Union Room

I know there is one more, but I'm working on Battle
Tower right now, so I will add it in later.

Obtained: Talk to the Poketch President after receiving 5 
gym badges.

Tip: You can only use this if you are 
standing still!

15. Coin Toss

Function: Flips a coin.

Use: A coin flips around and has a 50% chance of being 
heads or tails. 
Maybe use it for Pokemon trades? :P

Obtained: Go to route 213 around Valor Lakefront. Look for 
a house you can rock climb down to. Talk to the guy 
inside to receive it.

Tips: None.

16. Move Tester

Function: To find out what type is weak to what type.

Use: Choose an attack type, and choose the receiver's
type. The more !, the stronger it is.

Obtained: Talk to the Poketch President after receiving 7 
gym badges.

Tips: None.

17. Calendar

Function: States the date.

Use: By touching a date, it will change
to a lighter color, allowing you to remember 
a certain

Obtained: You get this from a resident in Sunyshore City by
bringing him a Pokemon with a Serious Nature.


18. Dot Artist

Function: Create a picture.

Use: Okay, I was filled in (and I had fun with this  
myself). What this does is kind of like MS Paint, except
by touching a square, you can go through a pallet of 4
colors and make a picture. See the contest in the contact
section for a cool little game I made. 

Obtained: You get this from a resident in Sunyshore City by
bringing him a Pokemon with a Naive nature.

19. Roulette

Function: Spins around and stops by your command.

Use: A simple Roulette, start and stop it spinning by  
clicking on the buttons. 
You can draw anything you want on it.

Obtained: You get this from a resident in Sunyshore City by
bringing him a Pokemon with a Quirky Nature.

Tips: None, really. I guess this is just for fun. Or
maybe take spin the bottle to the next level. :P

20. Poke Radar

Function: Find out the Pokemon you have seen most 
using the Pokeradar.

Use: Use the Pokeradar (A key item you get by getting
the National Dex) and find as many Pokemon as you can.

Obtained: By getting Pal Park.

21. Kitchen Timer

Function: A kitchen timer. It counts down.

Use: From one second to 99:99 minutes, you can time it.
I believe it lets out a Snorlax roar.

Obtained: Show the brown haired girl in Pal Park
a Snorlax. (A note, she is in the bottom left hand

Tips: Cooking? Keep track with this.

22. Color Changer

Function: Changes the screen color of the Poketch.

Use: Have you ever thought that the dull green on the 
Poketch is boring? This allows you to change the colors
of the Poketch! All of the colors are:

-Standard Green
-A Lighter Red (Pink)
-A Grayish Like Color
-Lighter Blue

Obtained: Show the girl (see above for which) in 
Pal Park a Kecleon.

Tips: Show this off to your friends who don't know about
this. :P

23. Matchup Checker

Function: A simple way to check if two Pokemon can breed.

Use: The closer the Luvdiscs come to each other, the better
chance they have of breeding.

Obtained: Participating in a Nintendo Event

Tips: None.

I have received an email from Tucker and Kmhiat that this
app can also be gotten in Platinum by a different way:

"In my game, I got the app in the Safari area.
Before you go in, there's a little cowgirl inside in 
the bottom left corner. If you catch I think 5 different 
pokemon, she gives you an app. The app she gives you 
is the Matchup Checker."

Thanks guys!

24. Stopwatch

Function: Well, a stop watch. It counts time up.

Use: Press the Voltorb in the center to 
start and stop it!

Obtained: Participating in a Nintendo Event.

Tips: None.

25. Alarm Clock

Function: The functions of a simple Alarm Clock

Use: Set a time, (and according to your DS's time) 
it will go off then with a loud Pokemon roar. :)

Obtained: Participating in a Nintendo Event.

Tips: Useful for an in game event.

4. Nintendo Events

What are Nintendo Events?

Of course, you all know thats how you can get rare
Pokemon. But Nintendo also will give away the three
last Poketch Applications this way.

But how do they work?

Well, I'm not exactly sure. My guess is that 
there will be a guy in the Union Room 
(but a machine, really) and by talking to him, 
it will download the Poketch App.
into your game. THIS IS NOT A 100% WAY THIS 
WILL WORK, it's only my guess. 
Nintendo puts a download machine
thing at a bunch of places (a common one being
Toy's R' Us') and you can get it that way. I do not
know when or how this will work, and there has only
been one event in Japan, but that was for a rare
Pokemon. If anyone has info on this, I would gladly
like it. America and other countrys have not had any
events yet.

EDIT: Can someone send me in info on how the one event
that has gone on worked?

5. FAQ's

Q: When I show the lady in Pal Park my Snorlax, I talk
to her again and she doesn't acknowledge my Kecleon
in my party. Whats wrong?

A: You need to exit, and then come back in.

Q: How did you get the Nintendo Event Items.

A: I was fooling around with one of my friends
Action Replays, and found them in it. After looking
around on some Japanese websites, I concluded that they
are Nintendo Event items. :P

Here is the code:

94000130 FCFF0000
B21C4D28 00000000
B0000004 00000000
000013B8 01011903
C0000000 00000017
200013BC 00000001
DC000000 00000001
D2000000 00000000


To activate the code, press L+R at the same time. 
It gives you all the applcations. To imput 
custom codes, go to my codelists, make one 
named Pokemon (Enter game name here) and 
copy and paste your Pokemon version (either 
Diamond or Pearl) here. Right click, and go 
to enter code. Then copy and paste this into 
your action replay.

Q: Hello, i read your guide on gamefaqs and 
just had one farily strange question. When 
you find something on the item locater app, 
how do you pick it up?

A: Press A in the empty space where it is.

Q: i've got a little question about the 
poketch faq.
to get the calender you have to show a 
pokémon with a serious nature to someone 
in sunyshore city but what kind of pokémon are that.
and the pokémon with a quirky and naive 
nature can you give a few exemples please.

A: It all depends on the Pokemon. Go to the 
summary of the Pokemon, and look at it's Nature.


my friends and your guide said that I can use the 
marking map to find rare pokemon. Well I've 
tried finding out how and why but I just can't 
figure it out. So could you please tell me how to 
use it?

A: Well, the Pokeman's names are Azelf, Mesprit,
and Uxie.If you go to the lake near the start of
the game, and surf, you'll find a cave. (you 
have to catch or at least see Palkia or Dialga, 
though). When you talk to the Pokemon in there, 
it's released into the wild. To find it, it 
shows an icon on the marking map on where it is.
There are two other caves in the game to find the
two others, but that's not what my guides about. :P

Send in a question for it to be answered. :)

6. About The Guide

Why did I make this?

When I got the Poketch, I was entrapped. I love it. It's 
so cool what little gadgets and things are on it. 
So, I looked on GameFAQ's (my favorite FAQ site :P) 
and I saw there was no guide to these wonderful little  
I got close to beating the game, and I decided to join 
GameFAQ's to trade Pokemon and stuff on the message board.  
I decided to write this soon after I joined. My brother  
Diamond, so I'll be using both of our games to figure  
things out. Oh yeah, I side note, I submitted some of
the Diamond Box art.
I would also like to add here that if you bought this
guide, you got ripped off and should get your money

If you have any suggestions for this guide, please look in  
contact section for ways you can tell me.

7. Contact/What I Need Help With/Acknowledgements

Before I give out my ways, let me put this forth.

What I will accept via e-mail:
-Things I Need Help With
-Any Additional Questions You Need Answered

What I Will Not Accept:
-Flames/Hate/Pokemon suxxorz
-Any Kind Of Malicious Software Program
-Any answered questions about Nintendo Events.

If you send in anything that helps the guide, I will give  
100% credit for it. :)

This is my email, remove the POKERULZ before you 
send. I do this so I don't get spam.

[email protected]

Being my first guide, I might need help with a few things  
or need 
missing info.

Here they are:.
-Formatting ideas
-Anything helpful.
-Info on any Nintendo Event Application event dates.
-Any Questions Not Answered In The Guide


-My family, for supporting me with everything I do
-My teachers, for teaching me a lot of things :P
-My brother, for being a Pokemon Expert and letting me 
use his game
-The WiiareUber forums, for supporting me in this.
-Kilo, for giving me info about the Match-Up application.
-B-Ryan and L255J, for letting me know what girl
you need to talk to in Park Pal. L255J also let me know
about my dumb "Dot Artist" mistake. :)
-Purple100 for letting me know you can draw on the
roulette, and that the calendar dates can light up.
He also let me know that it’s the "Dot Artist", not
the Drawing Board. :P
-Patrick Lee for letting me know it's Route 208, not 205.
-Iggy Koopa, for letting me know about the step counter 
-Everyone who sent in my Item Radar mistake. :P
-trrerid,trrerid,trrerid...I can't thank you enough
for correcting me, giving me suggestions, and for
giving me a new layout. I am under your debt. :P
-Shadow Master for correcting the misspelling of the
Pokemon names below. :P
-Everyone who sent in info on Mesprit and Cresselia.
-Everyone for putting up with me not updating this in
-Anyone who has send in info.
-You, for reading this :P

I bet you saw that last one coming, right? :)

Dot Artist Contest!

What can you make with this little tool? Create a picture
with it, take a picture of it, and send it to my e-mail
with the subject "Dot Artist Contest" and a link to
the picture (sorry, no attachments). I"m sorry, I could
not accept and post ones that were attachments.

I decided to include all entries. I'll still accept them.

This one is by Hannah, aka Generic_Pancake! Picture is 
of Snorlax


BPM submitted three! Mario, Megaman, and Link!


Grey Papaer submitted this great entry of a portrait of
Trent Reznor!


Dementis doodled out Darth Vader!


Samantha/Whirley_Girl sent out this entry to me!


Sage did this one of Lucario!


Alice drew up this one:


Thank you all for submitting!


Copyright 2008 Deezlink