Cheats, Codes & FAQs
To get the three starter Pokémon masks, first talk to the old lady on the first floor of the Veilstone Department Store. She will give you the Turtwig Mask. Then go to Pastoria City. Talk to a girl with blond hair. She will give you the Piplup mask. Finally go to Jubilife City. Go to the Jubilife TV building. Then go to the second floor. Talk to a man with sunglasses. He will give you the Chimchar mask.
Get Any Pokemon
You can get any pokemon you want by going to your Pokedex and selecting the Pokemon you want. Then click select and exit out and walk for a bit, then he/she will pop up and you can catch it.
How to Clone pokemon
To do this, you must have Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. First, you must go to the Global Trade Statiion (GTS). Once there, talk to the lady at the counter and log into Wi-Fi Connection. After you can finish logging in, it should show Deposit Pokemon as the top one and two other choices. Choose Deposit Pokemon. Pick the Pokemon you want to clone. When asking for the pokemon you want for the selcted pokemon, choose Palkia Lv. 9 and under. It hasn't been recorded that you can actually get this pokemon. After you finish choosing, the game will take you to a screen that is black and says Checking GTS Status. On the bottom right of the screen, there should be a little clock that has a hand spinning. This is the tricky part, you have to count about 12 seconds and then shut the DS off. If you did this right, when you start up again, the screen should be blue and say "Your save file was corrupted. Previous file will be loaded." Don't worry your game isn't messed up. Start the game you should either be walking out of the door behind the counter where the lady is standing, or you should be standing in front of the counter. Log into Wi-Fi Connection again. Check if the first box says something like Withdraw Pokemon. If it does, it definitely worked. Now withdraw the pokemon and now you have a clone. If it does not say withdraw pokemon and says Deposit Pokemon, then click it. When it goes to the part where it asks you what pokemon you want to deposit, it should show the pokemon in your party and you can switch between the pokemon in your pc. If the pokemon you wanted to clone was in your party when you originally deposited it, then it might be in the next open spot in one of the boxes in your pc. If the pokemon was originally in your pc it still might be in the next open spot in your pc. This includes there being a space open in your party. Being that you cannot find any clone of your pokemon, try this again. It might take awhile but it definetely works. I cloned my Arceus a few t
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.
Catching a Pochama
To catch Pochama (or Piplup of course) fly to Sandgem Town or Pastoria City (either of them work). Hold Select then go north after north, east there's the walk through the grass. Pochama will appear.
Acetrainer's Tips #1
1. Always get pokemon based on their stats, not their looks.
Acetrainer's Tips #2
2. To see if a pokemon will be good, always check their stats. Here's a way to see if its going to be good. If it's level 50-54 and if its attack is at 150 or more, put it on your team. Chances are that its attacks will go over 210. Even if its sp. attack sucks, keep it either way and just teach it physical attacks.
Acetrainer's Tips #3
3. If you have a pokemon with a strong sp. attack stat, teach it special attacks only.
Acetrainer's Tips #4
4. Give pokemon good items based on their stats. If your pokemon has a strong attack stat, give it a muscle band. If your pokemon has wonderguard, give it a focus band. If your pokemon has low HP, give it leftovers.
Acetrainer's Tips #5
5. Always check your pokemon's speed, HP and attack when you catch a new one. Make sure its attack is strong, its stanima is good, and predict its speed. There is no room for the slow and weak.
Acetrainer's Tips #6
6. Look at a pokemon's attack summary. Accuracy is very important, so look at it before you teach it a new move. Also, if you are going to put strong 120 or 150 powered attacks, look at the after effects. Don't put too much 5PP attacks, and dont add too many attacks that lower your stats. Also, don't put attacks that hurt you also or leave you recharging. During battle, you cant let your opponent land one hit without you hitting back.
Acetrainer's Tips #7
7. Adamant natured pokemon have higher stats than the other natured pokemon. Keep that in mind.
Acetrainer's Tips #8
8. Always balance out your team, and train them at the same pace. For example, level up one pokemon two levels, level all of them two levels. All of them should level up on the same pace and keep all of them at the same level. Leave no one behind. You will be thankful after all your pokemon become level 100, and your friend's pokemon might be all whacked out: one at level 39, one at level 60, one at level 14, etc.
Acetrainer's Tips #9
9. In double battles, always think of multitype combinations: fire and water, rock and fighting, etc.
Acetrainer's Tips #10
10. Always have different types of pokemon. Never get a full water or a full whatever team, it'll just make you weak.
Drifloon and Drifblim
First go to your DS options and change the day to friday, then click on the go-to pokemon screen. Click on the continue screen then go to Floaroma town, then go to the right and you will see valley windworks. You will see a pokemon right in front of the sign. Click on the pokemon and he will battle you. To catch him the easy way just throw an ultra ball at him or a quick ball and when you catch him then just train him and then he will evolve into drifblim.
When you battle the Elite 4, get to the second member. Battle until she sends out her Golem. Use Grass Knot on it. When the little circles appear, Golem will turn cross-eyed and remain that way the rest of the battle.
To perform this trick you must have 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. Win the Pokemon battle. The Thief Pokemon now has a duplicate of the item.
While moving pokemon in the box push "Y" to change the color of the hand from yellow to white.
Fly to solaceon then save. Enter the house near the pokemon center then talk to the guy sitting there near the book. He will be asking for a random pokemon. Bring him the pokemon at once. Once you have the pokemon in the party, do not enter the house yet. Save it first then talk to the guy who is asking for the pokemon. He will give you any free pokeball. If not a masterball, turn off the ds and try again.
Go into the freaky house in the woods and up the stairs. When you go into the door on the 2nd floor turn right and find the room with a painting on the wall. Walk right in front of it. The eyes of the painting dissapear. Run backwards & forwards in front of it and eventually you'll meet the extremely rare GENGAR!
The good way to get Shiny Pokemon
To get Shiny pokemon, capture 2 Dittos. Put them in the Daycare in Solaceon Town. The chance of the Shinys may arrive. Or, simply walk in to the grass, use your Poke-Radar. If there is a Shiny Patch, walk in to it. There may be a Shiny. But it is Incredibly rare. I never found a Shiny.
Capture other peoples pokemon!
Use your Vs. Seeker or walk in front of a person. When the Trainer sends out his pokemon,Its your choice, use a Master Ball or a Cherish Ball.
Electric and Grass Type Bunnary
At the daycare center, first put a Raichu Lv.20-28 boy in and then walk out. Then walk back in and put a girl Wooper/Marill Lv.20-26 in. Go outside, have a walk around, tap the touch screen and you should see an egg on the touch screen (you must be on the daycare-center poketch app.). Go to the daycare man and get the egg. Now, have another walk around and tap the touch screen, now get the egg. Do the same thing again and you'll have three eggs. They'll all hatch into a Bunnary Lv.1 with "thunder wave", a grass move another electric move and a normal move!
Change Deoxys form
If you have a Deoxys and, for example, have speed form but you want attack form, go to Veilstone City. After that walk east, go to a meteorite. Talk to your Deoxys (top speed, middle normal, bottom left attack, bottom right defense) and it will change form.
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 where you can 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 will be different Pokemon information every day.
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.
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. While still in Solaceon town, get on the far right side of the path next to the Pokemon Center. Simply 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" and get a egg or get one to hatch more quickly than riding elsewhere.
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.
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.
Traps and Spheres duplication
This trick requires two Nintendo DS systems. While underground, get some Traps or Spheres, then go to the surface and save the game. Go back down, and set your Trap or Sphere anywhere, then set the other person to COM and take the Trap or Sphere. Turn your game off, but leave the other person's game on and save it. Both people should now have the same Trap or Sphere.
Recommended Pokemon team
Ramoardos (level 60): Fireblast, Thunder, Blizzard, Assurance Staraptor (level 60): Aerial Ace, Wing Attack, Fly, Close Combat Steelix (level 60): Dragon Breath, Iron Tail, Crunch, Double-Edge Lucario (level 60): Drain Punch, Aura Sphere, Focus Blast, Flash Cannon Empoleon (level 60): Brine, Surf, Aqua Jet, Avalanche Bronzong (level 60): Future Sight, Psychic, Shadow Ball, Gyro Ball
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.
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.
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.
Slow down the cry of some Pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex (for example, Starly) to hear a familiar sound from Mario.
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.
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!".
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).
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.
While in the Union room, you can play a game of tag with anyone in there at the moment.
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, you can simply 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. Note: When you move the clock forwards or backwards, you cannot migrate for 24 hours after trying to migrate, even if you set the clock back.
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.
If you do some exploring and talking to people, you will eventually encounter someone who says Chatot can learn human words. Once you obtain one (after trading with a girl in an early town) and get it to about level 20, it will learn the move Chatter. Once it learns Chatter, go to your Pokemon menu and select "Chatot". It will show Chatter along with a summary, switch, etc. Then, press A and record what you want it to say into the DS microphone. Not only will Chatot say what you said whenever you use the move Chatter, but it will become its cry. Note: This is not permanent, so you can change its Chatter as often as desired. Also, the speech will be slightly distorted so it will not sound exactly as you said it. The recorded sound lasts for only one day, so you will have to re-record it.
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.
Go to Aspiration Lake to catch Agunomu.
Aipom will evolve into Ambipom when it levels up and knows the move Double Hit. Aipom learns Double Hit at level 32.
Go to Beginning Dimension to catch Araseus.
The starters are Naetle, Hikozaru, and Pochama. Naetle is Grass tpe with the ability Overgrow. Hikozaru is a fire chimp with Blaze. Pochama resembles a penguin with Torrent, just like the Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald starters.
Getting all Pokemon
You cannot catch all Pokemon in this game. You must trade them from your Game Boy Advance Pokemon games. In this game, you can get all the fourth generation Pokemon, but only about fifty original Hoenn/Kanto/Johto Pokemon.