Cheats, Codes & FAQs
Happy Birthday Message
Beat the Elite 4 and talk to Dawn/Lucas on your birthday. You'll get a happy birthday message.
Go to Snow Point City during on January 12 and you'll see Diamond Dust falling on the town. That's because January 12 is Junichi Masuda's birthday. He's the Gamefreaks Director and composer of Pokemon music.
Location: HM06 (Rock Smash)
A hiker gives it to you as you go through Oreburgh Gate.
Location: HM07 (Waterfall)
After beating Volkner, Jasmine (of the Johto Region) gives it to you on Sunyshore Beach.
Location: HM08 (Rock Climb)
Inside an Item Ball behind a cabin on the left side of Route 217.
Before attempting to catch Regigas, you must first obtain Regirock, Regice and Registeel (from previous Pokemon titles -- Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Leafgreen, or Firered). If you have those, head to Snowpoint City and walk directly north from the gym. At the temple there will be a woman blocking the entrance. Candice will tell the lady that it's ok for you to go in provided you have the three Regi- pokemon. Enter the temple and go to the bottom floor to find Regigas.
Adding Manaphe to Your Pokedex
In the Pokemon Mansion, go to Mister Backlot's room and look at the book on the table. You'll see a picture of Manaphy. After looking at it, it will be added as "Seen" in your Pokedex.
If you need help with your PokeDex and need a Porygon, go to Veilstone City. Go to the house over by the flight of stairs to enter Galactic HQ. He will give you a free Porygon, but you need an empty space in your party.
Catch of the Day
After beating the Elite Four and Stark Mt., go to the mansion south of Hearthrome. The owner of the mansion, in the office, will refer to pokemon in his garden. After a scuffle with the butler, you can go into the garden and catch the pokemon he referred to. Use a Quick Ball for an easy catch. You can do this every day for a new pokemon!
Location: HM01 (Cut)
As you come back from the pokemon statue in Eterne City (on the northeast side), a trainer named Cynthia will give it to you.
Location: HM02 (Fly)
Found in an Item Ball in the Galactic Warehouse (Veilstone City).
Location: HM03 (Surf)
The Elder of Celestic Town gives it to you after you beat Cyrus (in the ruins).
Location: HM04 (Strength)
Riley gives this one to you at Iron Island's cave entrance.
Location: HM05 (Defog)
Inside an Item Ball in the heart of Solaceon Ruins.
More shiny Pokemon
Have both an international Pokemon and one of your own in the daycare to increase the chances of finding a shiny Pokemon.
Some basic Pokemon have special moves only available through Egg Moves. Have two Pokemon with the same Egg Group (for example, a female Salamence and a male Kingdra). If the Kingdra knows Hydro Pump, and they are bred, the baby Bagon will know Hydro Pump when it hatches. The following is a list of some good Egg Moves: Aron: Dragon Rush Bagon: Dragon Rush Bagon: Hydro Pump Budew: Extrasensory, Leaf Storm Bulbasaur: Leaf Storm Castform: Ominous Wind Charmander: Dragon Rush Chatot: Night Shade Croagunk: Vacuum Wave Phanpy: Ancientpower, Ice Shard Roselia: Leaf Storm Skorupi: Night Slash Swablu: Dragon Rush Vulpix: Energy Ball Zubat: Brave Bird
Basic Moves and previous moves
If your Pokemon has a good Basic move and you cannot figure out how it learns it, go to the Move Tutor in Pastoria City. Give him one Heart Scale for one move. Also, if your Pokemon accidentally forgot a move, you can do the same thing. The following is a list of good Basic Moves: Abomasnow: Ice Punch Charizard: Air Slash Electivire: Fire Punch Garchomp: Fire Fang Gallade: Leaf Blade Magmortar: Thunderpunch Manectric: Fire Fang Mew: Transform Munchlax: Metronome Octillery: Gunk Shot, Rock Blast Piloswine: Ancientpower (how to evolve into Mamoswine) Roserade: Sweet Scent, Weather Ball Spiritomb: Shadow Sneak Togekiss: Air Slash, Aura Sphere, Extremespeed, Sky Attack Torterra: Wood Hammer
Secret area in Wayward Cave
Look under the bridge just outside the Wayward Cave to find a hidden entrance to a secret area that has Pokemon and three Pokeballs.
New Pokemon for the Sinnoh Pokedex
151-Manaphy 152-Rotom 153-Gligar 154-Gliscor 155-Nosepass 156-Probopass 157-Ralts 158-Kirlia 159-Gardevoir 160-Gallade 161-Lickitung 162-Lickilicky 163-Eevee 164-Vaporeon 165-Jolteon 166-Flareon 167-Espeon 168-Umbreon 169-Leafeon 170-Glaceon 171-Swablu 172-Altaria 173-Togepi 174-Togetic 175-Togekiss 176-Houndour 177-Houndoom 178-Magnemite 179-Magneton 180-Magnezone 181-Tangela 182-Tangrowth 183-Yanma 184-Yanmega 185-Tropius 186-Rhyhorn 187-Rhydon 188-Rhyperior 189-Duskull 190-Dusclops 191-Dusknoir 192-Porygon 193-Porygon2 194-PorygonZ 195-Scyther 196-Scizor 197-Elekid 198-Electabuzz 199-Electivire 200-Magby 201-Magmar 202-Magmortar 203-Swinub 204-Piloswine 205-Mamoswine 206-Snorunt 207-Glalie 208-Froslass 209-Absol 210-Giratina 151-Manaphy 152-Rotom 153-Gligar 154-Gliscor 155-Nosepass 156-Probopass 157-Ralts 158-Kirlia 159-Gardevoir 160-Gallade 161-Lickitung 162-Lickilicky 163-Eevee 164-Vaporeon 165-Jolteon 166-Flareon 167-Espeon 168-Umbreon 169-Leafeon 170-Glaceon 171-Swablu 172-Altaria 173-Togepi 174-Togetic 175-Togekiss 176-Houndour 177-Houndoom 178-Magnemite 179-Magneton 180-Magnezone 181-Tangela 182-Tangrowth 183-Yanma 184-Yanmega 185-Tropius 186-Rhyhorn 187-Rhydon 188-Rhyperior 189-Duskull 190-Dusclops 191-Dusknoir 192-Porygon 193-Porygon2 194-PorygonZ 195-Scyther 196-Scizor 197-Elekid 198-Electabuzz 199-Electivire 200-Magby 201-Magmar 202-Magmortar 203-Swinub 204-Piloswine 205-Mamoswine 206-Snorunt 207-Glalie 208-Froslass 209-Absol 210-Giratina
There is a new person to battle every day in the Pokemon Center in Hearthome City. These challengers are located next to the counter; take them on for easy Exp. Every Pokemon Center you come across in your journey will feature a similar character to battle.
Complete the game and return to Sendoff Spring. Cynthia will gone and you can enter the cave she was previously blocking. Enter Turnback Cave and go to the end to find an item and the entrance to the Distortion World. Go through the entrance to find the Griseous Orb. Give it to Giratina and it can stay in its original form outside Distortion World. Note: You can now catch Giratina in Turnback Cave.
Go to Solaceon City. Go inside the house beside the Pokemon Center. The man sitting in the chair will ask you for a Pokemon selected randomly from Pokemon you have obtained in you PokeDex. He will give you a special kind of PokeBall and a Heart Scale if you show him the Pokemon before the next day.
Mansion: Easy Pokemon
Go to the mansion and save the game. Talk to Mr. Backlot to find out what type of Pokemon is in the garden that day. If you need it, capture it. If it not a Pokemon you need, turn off the power, restart the game, and talk to him again. Repeat this until you get all the desired Pokemon. Pokemon that can be found in the garden are Igglybuff, Cleffa, Clefairy, Ditto, Pichu, Meowth, Happiny, Chansey, Bonsly, Mime Jr., Eevee, Azurill, Marill, Plusle, Minun, and Castform.
Capturing legendary Pokemon
Save the game before the battle. Use a Pokemon that knows Paralysis. Use a Quick Ball, then keep using Paralysis until the legendary Pokemon is affected by the move. Then, use weak attacks until its health is low. Use a Great Ball to capture the Pokemon.
You can find a new opponent to battle every day at the Pokemon Center in Hearthome City. They are found next to the counter.
Easy Poketch APPs
Go to Sunyshore City. Go to the place where the Munchlax Rock is located, then use Rock Climb to get to the house beside it. Talk to the man inside the house. He will ask you for a specific Pokemon Nature. Do this every day and you will get Poketch APPs
Dialga and Palkia
Defeat the Elite Four and unlock the National Pokedex. Go to Mt. Coronet through Hearthome City, as if you were traveling to Sky Pillar. Go through about three caves, until you find a new entrance. Enter it to find orbs needed to battle Palkia and Dialga. Go to the top of Mt. Coronet to where Team Galactic was previously encountered at Spear Pillar. One of the two legendary Pokemon Dialga or Palkia will be there. Catch it, then leave and return to encounter the other one. Ultra Balls are recommended.
Meet at Distortion World or Turnback Cave. Giratina is at level 47. A Masterball is recommended.
Unlock the Battle Zone and go to Stark Mountain. Go through the maze and fight the Team Galactic people. Return to the Survival Area. Enter the Battleground and fight the Gym Leaders. Return and enter the same cavern where Team Galactic was found and Heatran will be there. Heatran is at level 50.
Go to the Resort Area. Talk to the swimmer in the pool by the Ribbon Syndicate. He will say something about a strange happening when you use the Super Rod in the water above the Pokemon Center. If you use it, there may be a wild level 60 or higher Magikarp. It is like a normal wild Pokemon.
After the encounter in Distortion World, go to Lake Verity and talk to Mesprit inside the center cavern. Mesprit will flee. The Marking Map App will be needed to track Mesprit. Mesprit is at level 50.
When you submit two Pokemon to the Pokemon Daycare in Solaceon Town, talk to the bald man directly outside immediately afterwards to see if your Pokemon are compatible. If they are not compatible, he will say something similar to "They prefer to play with other Pokemon". However if he says anything else like "The two don't really seem to like each other that much" or "They are getting along great", it indicates your Pokemon will breed and have an egg. If you use two that are the same kind of Pokemon, for example one female Eevee and one male Eevee, they will produce eggs quickly. After you have found out their compatibility, get on your bike and take off south to Hearthome City. As soon as you leave Route 209 and enter that gateway room to Hearthome City, you should have an egg waiting for you. Go back and talk to the bald man outside of the Daycare and receive your egg. If you have the Daycare Check-up Poketech app, you will see an egg appear between your two Pokemon as soon as you enter the gateway, most of the time. This works quickly almost every time. If you want to have all forms of Eevee, this is ideal.
Easter Egg: Musical Badges
As you collect badges, they are placed on display inside the case when you go to your Trainer Card. If you tap your badges on the touch screen, they will make a specific musical tone.
Catching Roaming Legendaries
Use a Repel (or Super or Max Repel) in the marked location of a roaming Legendary pokemon to clear out extraneous pokemon. This makes finding the Legendary pokemon much easier since it will be the only one that will attack.
Talk to Professor Rowan and get National Pokedex. Go to Pal Park and talk to Professor Oak. Go to Eterna City and find Professor Oak. He will mention that these birds have been sighted. Marking Map App Is needed. All three will be level 60.
Azelf and Uxie
After the encounter in Distortion World go to Lake Valor and Acutity. Go inside the caverns. Ultra Balls are needed. Each are at level 50.
After defeating the Elite Four and getting the National Pokedex, go to Canalave City. Go inside the sailor's house and a boy will be in a bed. He tells you about Darkness and his mother will say he needs an item. Go outside to the dock. Talk to the sailor and catch a ride to Fullmoon Isle. Cressilia will flee and leave behind the item. Catch Cressilia the same way as Mesprit. Cressilia is at level 50.
Use the following trick to tell if Croagunk are in the Safari Zone. If you do not want to waste 100 PokeDollars, poke your head through the Croagunk Picture in Pastoria City. If a Croagunk is in the Safari Zone that day, when you poke your head inside a Croagunk will walk from the trees into the Safari Zone entrance.
Unlimited Rival Battles
After defeating the Elite Four, head to the Fight Area. Go to the Survival Area and speak to Buck. Complete the Stark Mt. mission and make your way back to the Survival Area. There is a house that was locked that once said "Exclusive Members Only;" your rival is there. Go there on weekends and your rival will challenge you to a battle. The more you challenge the Elite Four, the stronger he will become.
Easter Egg: Snow Day
Enter Snow Point City on January 12 to see snow fall. This is the birthday of Game Freak Director Junichi Masuda.
Go to the mansion and save your game. Talk to Mr. Backlot and he'll tell you what type of pokemon is in the garden that day. Go capture it -OR- if it is not what you were looking for, turn the power off, restart the game and talk to him again. Repeat until you find what you are looking for. You won't have to wait a whole day until you capture one! Pokemon in the garden: Igglybuff Cleffa Clefairy Ditto Pichu Meowth Happiny Chansey Bonsly Mime Jr. Eevee Azurill Marill Plusle Minun Castform
Easter Egg: Mow the Lawn
You can use Pokemon with the Cut ability to cut the tall grass you encounter in your quest. Just use the ability when you are near a patch of tall grass.