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Catching roaming Legendaries

There are two Pokemon that roam the map in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. These Pokemon are Mesprit and Cresselia. The following trick is a fairly easy and effective (but a little time-consuming) way to catch them. Note: These Pokemon will appear as "seen" in your Pokedex before they begin roaming, so you will be able to begin tracking them immediately. Also, you must go through certain parts of the story before these Pokemon appear in the wild. First, raise a Pokemon with a high Speed rating and the False Swipe attack to about level 50. Then, use the Marking Map on your Poketch to find the Pokemon, and engage it in battle. Use False Swipe, and assuming your Pokemon was fast enough, the roaming Pokemon will take damage before fleeing the battle. Repeat this until the target is at 1 HP. The target will retain the damage you inflicted on it the next time you see it. Also, save the game after each encounter. Buy some Quick Balls. They have a better chance of capture if they are used early in a battle. Find the Pokemon again. Note: Do not encounter it in an area that has a damaging weather effect, such as the northern blizzard area, as this will cause the Pokemon to faint and you will lose the chance to meet it again. If desired, you can inflict a status problem on it at this point, but do not give it a status effect that will inflict damage like Poison or Burn, as these will also defeat your target. Find the Pokemon and toss a Quick Ball at it. Because it is the first "turn" in battle and the Pokemon is at a very low HP, the Quick Ball has quite a high chance of securing the Pokemon for you. If it was not caught, the worst that can happen is the Pokemon will run away and you must track it again.

Getting all Pokemon

To get all Pokemon without using the Game Boy Advance Pokemon games, Nintendo WiFi is needed. In Jubilife city is a Worldwide Trade Station. Go in and talk to a person at the desk. Say "Yes" to everything. You will then be in a strange looking place. You will automatically go to a computer. You can then search for a Pokemon you want. However, you must to trade a Pokemon they want for the Pokemon you want.

Easy National Dex Pokemon

Visit Lucas' or Dawn's little sister in Sandgem Town. Every day she will tell you where a certain National Dex Pokemon is swarming at a certain route. There is different Pokemon information every day.

Professor Rowan talks on PC while captive

After you defeat Saturn at Lake Valor, go to Lake Verity. You will find out that Professor Rowan is being held captive by Team Galactic. Go to a Pokemon Center, and go to Rowan's PC on the PC. Professor Rowan will be talking to you.

Make it rain in Solaceon Town

Go to Solaceon Town. Get on your bike and ride it at its fastest speed to route 210. Go to where it rains. Go a little bit in it then ride into Solaceon Town. It will look like it is raining.

Phantom communication

While in the Union Room, stand where your friend spawns. When he or she enters the room, it will not notify you or show them, but on their DS it will show you and it will have a notice. When your friend communicates with you, it will say that your friend wants to talk, but on your DS you are the only one in the room.

Phantom character

Go to Jubilife TV, and do the steps to get a picture of your Pokemon. You must approach the photographer from the left or right side. If from the left, when asked to choose a Pokemon, press Left or Up. If from the right, press Right.

Strange areas

Get on your bike, and turn on the fast gear. Go to any town or route. If you are in a town like Solaceon Town, go to the very top of the city. While riding all the way down through the city, rapidly press Left and Right. Your character should appear to be spinning while moving forward. If done correctly throughout the whole ride, the next route you are heading towards will be glitched with either an invisible wall, a white void, or a black void; your game may crash. Sometimes the void may be walkable. You can use this glitch to find new ways to capture the event pokemon Darkrai and Shaymin without the events.

Mario reference

Slow down the cry of some Pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex (for example, Starly) to hear a familiar sound from Mario.

Slow cry

When you listen to a Pokemon's cry on your Pokedex, the bottom of the Pokeball with the lines can be tapped to slow down the cry sound.

Transferring Pokemon

When you transfer Pokemon from Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Fire Red, Leaf Green, or Emerald, they can never go back to their original game. Do not transfer every Pokemon in the boxes you see. Make sure you leave at least some Pokemon with high levels and medium levels so you can still catch the strong Pokemon such as legendaries.

Training weak Pokemon

This trick is more effective at the beginning of game, especially when you have to get your first two badges. First, catch a Kricketot, and train it by using Bide. After awhile, it will evolve into a Kricketune. It will now learn new moves. Use the same trick with Machop. It will also learn Bide. These Pokemons are helpful when they are stronger, especially when you face the second Gym leader (when you have chosen Piplup in the beginning).

Tag mini-game

While in the Union room, you can play a game of tag with anyone in there at the moment.

Microphone cures

You can say certain things into the microphone to cure your Pokemon of various statuses. You can cure Sleep by saying "Wake up!" a few times and Confusion by saying "Snap!".

Calculator sound

Use the calculator on the Poketch. If you get an answer to a problem, it will make a sound corresponding to the number/Pokemon in the Pokedex, but only if you have seen that Pokemon.

Tricking the clock

Because the in-game clock is in sync with your Nintendo DS and since certain events only happen every once in a while, there is a simple but not-so-obvious solution -- just adjust your DS clock. For example, the guard in the Pokemon Mansion is guarding the Bronze Statue around the clock, but he takes a break between 2 and 5 a.m. Just adjust your clock to that time and he will be gone. You can also do this to speed up berry production by jumping a few days back and forth.

Polishing your Badges

Open your Trainer card menu, then open your badge case. Rub the stylus over the badges that you have won from the gym leaders; they will become shiny after a good polishing. Also, each badge makes a different noise, allowing you to play them like an instrument.

Turnback Cave

Turnback Cave can only be found after getting the National Dex. Turnback Cave is located in Spring Path (the fourth and secret lake of Sinnoh), in Route 214. You can find the legendary Ghost/Dragon type Pokemon Giratina here. Unlike its Japanese version, Turnback Cave is actually a random generated maze, in which there are square-shaped rooms with four doors, one on each side, along with some rocks. Every time you enter a room, it is practically impossible to turn back to it (hence the name). There are special rooms with pillars. The goal is to pass through three of these pillars located randomly every time you enter into another room before entering into a total of thirty rooms. If you are lucky enough to pass through three of these pillars, you will find a room with a huge pillar and a wild Giratina standing in front of it in the center. Note: Be careful; it is level 70. Once you catch/defeat it, take any door from the room. It will lead you to the main room, in which you have the option of leaving the cave through the door at the south in front of the stone tablet, or to try to generate the map again to get to the room in which Giratina was found. Though Giratina will not appear again, there are rare items you can get from the room. Depending on this criteria, you get a certain item or event: Cross through three pillar rooms and not any other room: Reaper's Cloth (used to evolve Dusclops into Dusknoir). Cross through three pillar rooms and any other room: Rare Bone (can be sold in the Pokemart for as much as a Nugget). Cross through thirty rooms in total without crossing through three pillar rooms: Get to the starting room. Inside Turnback Cave, you can randomly find Pokemon between level 40 and 60.

Traps and Spheres duplication

Two people required for this trick. When in the underground, get some traps or spheres then get to the surface and save the game. Go back down and set your trap anywhere. Set the other person to COM and take the trap or sphere from ground. Turn your game off but leave other person's game on. Save other person's game. Both the people should now have the same trap or sphere.

Duplicate items

This trick requires a Pokemon that knows "Thief" and a Ditto. Enter a double battle with a Ditto without an item and a Pokemon holding the item you want to duplicate. Make Ditto transform into the Pokemon holding the item. Switch the Pokemon holding the item with the Pokemon that knows Thief. Use Thief on Ditto, then win the Pokemon battle. The Thief Pokemon will now have a duplicate of the item.

Evolving Pokemon by trading

An easy way to evolve Pokemon that can only evolve by trading is to use the Global Trade Station (for example, to evolve Pokemon such as Haunter to Gengar, Monchoke to Monchamp, Kadabra to Alakazam, etc.). Fly to Jubilife City, and go to the Global Trade Station. Talk to the woman at the counter, save the game, and enter. Select "Deposit", then deposit the Pokemon that you wish to evolve. Request a Pokemon that is great such as level 100 female Piplups. Seek a desired Pokemon. Once you have found any Pokemon that you can trade for, trade it. After you have successfully made a trade, go to "Summary", and take back your Pokemon. As soon as they come back, they will evolve, just like when someone trades them to you. This trick will work on all Pokemon that evolves by trades. For easy trade evolutions, you need a wireless network or a wireless hotspot. Get the Pokemon that you want to evolve though trade. Fly to Jubilife City, and go to the Global Trade Station. Put up the trading Pokemon to be evolved. Make sure you ask for rare Pokemon. Seek a desired Pokemon. After finding the Pokemon and trading it, go back to the Pokemon you had. Offer to take it back, and it will evolve. For example, offer Scyther with Metal Coat in the Global Trade Station. Go to seek Pokemon, put up Ditto for a Lapras, do this trade, and you now have a Lapras. Go back to the offer Scyther, and take it back. The Scyther should have evolved to a Scizor.

Foreign language Pokemon from trading

If you receive a Pokemon from the Global Trade Station and it is in a foreign language, but does not have a nickname, its name will be changed to the language of you game when it evolves.

Instant defrosting without an item

If you have a Pokemon on the field that is frozen and knows a Fire-type move, use that move. The Pokemon will instantly defrost, and the move will continue as if the Pokemon was never frozen. This trick will not work if the move fails.

Easy experience

Spend your money on any desired item. Then, go to the Pokemon League and keep fighting the Elite Four until you lose. You will have gained, then lost a small amount of money, but your Pokemon might have leveled up. If not, level up. You can buy a lot of Revives and Potions to use to get to the last of the Elite Four and they might just be level up. Go to any Pokemart, and spend as much money as possible. Then, go to the Elite Four, and fight them. You can win or lose because you do not have much money to give them. However, you must have at least some money with you. Repeat this as many times as desired to gain experience. Note: Do not do this if you are trying to save money. Use the following trick to train Pokemon without using a Pokecenter. Go to Iron Island. Enter a cave, and look for a lift. Go down, then go to the left exit. You should see a trainer in blue called Riley. He will group with you and make sure all your Pokemon are healed, revived, and that their PP is maxed after each fight. You can leave and get more Pokemon you want to train and he will still be waiting there. By doing this, you will get twice as much experience (by fighting two Pokemon at once) and save a lot of money and time healing. Wild Pokemon are about level 30, so you can only go so far before it takes a long time to reach another level.

Easy wins

This trick requires a Shedinja, a Pokemon that knows Skill Swap, and a Ghost-Dark hybrid, and can only be used in a double battle. Enter the Shedinja, and have the Pokemon that knows Skill swap fight first. Have the Pokemon that knows Skill swap use it on Shedinja. Then, switch Shedinja out with your Ghost-Dark hybrid, and have the Pokemon who knows Skill Swap use it on your Ghost-Dark hybrid. Because no move can deal Super Effective damage to a Ghost-Dark hybrid, using this trick to swap Shedinja's Wonderguard over to one will make it completely invincible. However, even with Wonderguard, the Ghost-Dark hybrid will only be invulnerable to attacks. This means that special conditions, recoil, etc. will still do damage to it.

Hatching eggs quickly

If you have a Pokemon with the Magma Armor or Flame Body ability in your party, it will cut the hatch time in half. If you have a Pokemon egg and are waiting for it to hatch, it will hatch after 10,250 steps. The best place to get a lot of steps is in Amity Square. By doing this, you are able to collect something from the Pokemon that you are walking after every 200 steps. In Solaceon Town, get on the far right side of the path next to the Pokecenter. Then, ride your bike in the fastest gear up and down until you hit a tree or mountain and repeat. You must have done at least 400 steps each "lap" to get an egg to hatch more quickly.

Draco Plate effect

Boosts Dragon moves

Dread Plate effect

Boosts Dark moves

Earth Plate effect

Boosts Ground moves

Fist Plate effect

Boosts Fighting moves

Flame Plate effect

Boosts Fire moves

Icicle Plate effect

Boosts Ice moves

Insect Plate effect

Boosts Bug moves

Iron Plate effect

Boosts Steel moves

Meadow Plate effect

Boosts Grass moves

Mind Plate effect

Boosts Psychic moves

Sky Plate effect

Boosts Flying moves

Splash Plate effect

Boosts Water moves

Spooky Plate effect

Boosts Ghost moves

Stone Plate effect

Boosts Rock moves

Toxic Plate effect

Boosts Poison moves

Zap Plate effect

Boosts Electric moves

Step counter

To do this you must have the Step Counter Poketch upgrade. Set your Poketch to the Step Counter (number 4), then walk or ride around while holding the "C" button. It stops counting and just stays on the same number. When you are done running around, slide your stylus away from the button but still touching the screen. If done correctly, the "C" button will rise but the number will not change. When you take your next step the number will jump up to how many steps you have taken. It was still counting your steps but it was not showing it.

Walk through obstacles

Look on your map. Go to a place that is close to the end of the map, where there are areas you cannot reach or go any further. Ride your bike through a Route (rather then a city) and encounter some Pokemon. Defeat some, run away from some, catch some, or damage a Pokemon's health once and run away. As soon as you hit the water's edge or an area that cannot be run through (for example, trees or a stone platform), save the game. When you return to your game, instantly press the direction facing the obstacle that could not be walked or ran through. You will start running through the objects. The top screen will indicate that you have reached a place called "Mystery Zone". There will be faint music playing, like that of the area where the PalPark is located, and you may bump into something. Just keep on holding the D-pad and you will eventually get through. You will soon reach the game's limits; where it just shows infinite black abyss. This is very difficulty to do, and will require multiple attempts and a very long time. Note: This is not guaranteed to work with every game. also, you cannot use your bike or open the menu. This is not recommended at some points in the game; use with caution.

Missing woman

In Route 217 (the snowy route heading to Snowpoint City), there are two houses. In the first house, a hiker will give you an Icicle Plate if you have taken HM 08: Rock Climb from behind his house. In the second house, a lady will give you a Spell Tag. Enter the second house and talk to the lady to get a Spell Tag. Then, go outside and enter the house again. The woman will no longer be there.

Tips to beat the Elite Four

First you will need a Polkia at Lv.90 tops. Make sure it knows the moves Flamethrower, Special Rend, Earth Power, and Slash. For the first person use Flamethrower on all of his pokemon. When you get to the second person use Earth Power on all of her pokemon. When you get to the thrid person use a mixture of all the moves except Special Rend, and if you have a Infornape use it. When you get to the thrid person use slash on all except Bronzong. Use Flamethrower on him. Now you are at the last person you will have to face before you are the champion. First she will use Spiritomb. Use Flamethrower on it. Then she will use Garchomp. Use Special Rend on it. Gastroodn is next. Use rock climb on it. Use the rest of your moves to defeat her.

How to catch Arceus

First, you need a mystery gift. Turn on the game. If you have mystery gift, go to the poke mart. Talk to the guy that looks like a wierdo. He will give you the azure flute. Go to the spear pillar and it will ask you if you want to blow on it. Say yes. Stairs appear for you to climb up. You will see Arceus. Then Arceus will approach You. You will battle Arceus.

Get Heatren, Shaman, and Darria

To get any of these pokemon, you will need an action replay. use the go anywere cheat and the full pokedex cheat. to get heatran, beat the elite four, and you should get a ticket or some info, or somthing, then when you get to the island go to stark mt.,go thruogh the events,and when you return to the inner room, heatra should be there. to get shaman, go to the end of the elite four island to the weird rock, then keep going to the plot of land, get on your bike, and keep going, and eventually you will find shaman. to get darkria without event, go to full moon island and keep going left, you should end up on an island were darkria is (no event req.).

Pokemon Eggs

To get a pokemon egg you need a ditto then take a pokemon that evolved at least once take them to the daycare center put them in the daycare then check the daycare checker on your poketech walk around until you see an egg then go to the man in front of the daycare then walk around until the egg hatches.

Get the ABCs on your ball caps

Get all 26 UNOWNs and then go to the boy and show thim all to him and he will give you all the ABCs for your ball caps.

Catch Creselia or Mesprit

Make sure you got the map from the watchtower in Jubileaf City. Then you go to sand town right next to the Pokemon center on the right hand side. Up there will be a route. Keep on going in and out of the route and Creselia or Mesprite will keep on changing places. Eventually they'll be on top of you on the map. Go in to the grass and it will be there (MAP talk to the president by the counter).

Catch Heatran (in Stark Mountain)

To catch Heatran carry lots of duskballs.


Well you have to have the cheat code to do it (run through anything). First go to Canalave City and go to sailor Eldercks house and talk to the kid. He will be talking about Darkrai. Then go outside and talk to sailer Elderck. He will take you to Fullmoon island and talk to Crecla then get the item then go out then run to the right then you will apear in New Moon Island. Talk to Darkrai. Be sure to save on Master Balls.

Level 100 Pokemon

An easy way to get your pokemon to level 100 is to keep fighting with the elite 4 at least 15 times.

Sunnyshore Gym Leader

When you get to Sunnyshore CT go to the lighthouse and the gym leader is up the top. Go and beat him.

Fast Egg Hatch

To make eggs hatch faster, keep a Slugma in your Party. It should make your egg hatch within half the time it would take if you did'nt have the Slugma in your party

The common place for shiny Pokemon

The common place to find shiny pokemon is on the Victory Road over the water (surfing). (Don't expect to find one quickly, shiny pokemon are still uncommon.)

Finding Hetran Part 1

When you enter Stark Mountain, Go to the 2nd Floor, Where Buck will meet you. You will team up with him and head to the Magma Stone. Buck will take the Magma stone, and run away with it. Make sure you have a team with Strength, Rock Smash, and Rock Climb!

Clone Pokemon With the GTS

Go to the GTS in Jubilife and put four of your pokemon in the pc and out of the pokemon party. Log in (you have to have wifi to do this), then select "offer pokemon" and seek an unobtainable pokemon (abra;girl;lvl.100). Then, when you did the info, it will start to load the pokemon on the top screen in the box. In the bottom right hand corner when the clock goes around 7 and a half times, turn it off. When you turn the game on, go back to the GTS and log on. There will be a new button that says summary. Take it out and there will be the cloned pokemon!

Pal Park

There is water you can surf on south of the town where Rowan's lab, follow the water and you will find a new place, go east and you will find a building and that is Pal Park.You can now migrate from LeafGreen, FireRed, Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby. Note: You must have the National Dex.

Geting the main pokemon

The best hint to geting the main pokemon is to keep the masterball that you get from Proffessor Rowan

Get all starters by trading

You will need two game carts and two DS's for this not so cheap way of getting all three starters. Select a starter and trade it to the other game and star that game over. Do that until you get all the starters you want.

Catch a Shaymin

First you must have the run/walk through anything cheat. Then you go through Victory Road on the right until you hit an area previosly blocked. Go through then walk up the route until you hit the rock with the dots on it. You go up in the water until you hit Seabreak Path. (Here's where I strongly suggest riding your bike.) You will come to a field of flowers. Talk to the Shaymin sitting in the middle. (If you also have the one hit kill cheat use it right as the Shaymin appears for an extra advantage.)

Union room glitch

Go to the union room then click a chat with your name on it. A red marker will be around you. Quickly exit and you will float away but the red marker will be still in the union room.