|Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!|
January 10th, 2014 (1:34 AM).
4th Generation Gaming FAQ
Looking for an answer to a quick question you have regarding DPPt or HGSS? If so, you've come to the right place!
This thread is a compilation of all things DPPt and HGSS, from TM and HM locations, to release dates, you name it! Naturally, info may need to be updated or corrected in places, so if you spot any mistakes or outdated information - or even have something to add - please feel free to PM me! This guide contains contributions by The Hunk and others. To make it readable and presentable, Hiroshi Sotomura and Matthew have put their creative skills and muddy paws to work on it. If you're looking for anything in particular, use the Control+Find Feature (Ctrl+F for Windows) to quickly find the question you are looking for.
January 10th, 2014 (1:36 AM).
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum (DPPt)
What's to 'soft reset' and how do I do it?
To soft reset is to reset your game without turning your DS off and on again. Just press L+R+Start+Select at anytime and your game will reset.
How do I get SHINY Pokémon?
What are the orange dots trailing me on the Sinnoh Town Map?
Where is the 3rd gym leader? She won’t go back to her gym!
In Pokémon Platinum, you can battle her as soon as you arrive in Hearthome.
How do I get the Poké Radar?
How do I get my Pokémon from Ruby, Sapphire, FireRed, LeafGreen or Emerald onto Diamond or Pearl? How do I get to Pal Park?
Remember you can't transfer Pokémon from Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver or Crystal in any way to Diamond, Pearl or Platinum.
How do I get Eevee's new evolutions?
I need to track Mesprit and Cresselia!
Where do I get my Friend Code?
Where do I find the Move Deleter?
Where do I find the Move Tutor?
Where do I find the Name Rater?
HELP! My Pokémon has a :| smilie in its stat screen!
Are there any special or hidden box wallpapers?
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
Dialga or Palkia
Mesprit, Azelf, Uxie
The Pokémon below require the possession of the National Dex.Heatran
Once obtaining the National PokéDex, you will be able to access the entire island of “Battle Area”, which can be accessed by taking a boat from Snowpoint City. Between Survival Area and Resort Area is Stark Mountain, where Heatran may be found.
As you browse Stark Mountain, you team up with Buck, a trainer owning Claydol. Help him through the mountain’s largest crater until you reach the northern exit. There, he’ll pick up an item and leave.
Buck will be staying at a house in Survival Area. Speak to him for a moment before he runs off again. Heatran will appear at the northern end of Hard Mountain, waiting for a battle.
To battle Regigigas, you need Regirock, Regice, & Registeel in your party (which means that you have to transfer them over via Pal Park first). Once you do that, you can enter the Snowpoint Temple and go through a few ice puzzles to reach Regigigas. The first puzzles are easy, and get increasingly harder as you reach Regigigas. It will be at Level 70, but has the trait Slow Start, cutting its Attack & Speed in half for a few turns, so use that to your advantage. If you don't have the other Regis then Regigigas will still be there, but it will be asleep and unfightable.
Dialga and Palkia
Regice, Registeel, Regirock
After getting the National Dex, talk to Professor Oak in Eterna City, he'll tell you that the birds have been spotted in Sinnoh, after which they'll be roaming around and you'll be able to track them on the tracking app.
via Mystery Gift
(only reflecting Pokémon which are currently/have been obtainable in the US/EUR/AUS.)
From August 3rd and September 13th, 2009 the Member's Card is available for download (over Wi-fi) via Mystery Gift. Afterwards go into the previously-locked inn at Canalave City, once inside you'll be transported to Fullmoon Island and be able to catch Darkrai. (You have to have gotten the Lunar Wing from the Cresselia sidequest first)
January 10th, 2014 (1:40 AM). Edited June 13th, 2014 by curiousnathan.
Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver (HGSS)
What are HeartGold & SoulSilver?
They're the remakes of the 2nd Generation games Gold and Silver (with events from Crystal also added in), now with updated gameplay, updated graphics, remixed music, and so forth.
When were the games released?
Japan: September 12th 2009Are the games only for the DSi?
No. These games are compatible with both the DS, DS Lite and DSi.
Will these games work on my DS if I import?
Will I be able to go to Kanto in these games? What about Hoenn and Sinnoh?
Can I trade with Diamond/Pearl/Platinum? If so, when?
My game keeps crashing.
In-game Questions & Details
Does my mom save my money for me again?
In the beginning of the game, you have the option of allowing your mom to keep a saving for you or not. If you deny at the start, you can always enable it again through a call on the PokéGear or going to see her at New Bark Town.
How much of my earned money gets sent to my mom?
My mom buys me items? What items can I use to customize my room?
Where can I pick up the items my mom bought me?
Where is the PokéRadar, I haven't gotten it as yet?
How can I hunt for shinies then?
What is the PokéGear?
Where is the Itemfinder?
Is the Day Care people back again?
Is the Game Corner accessible outside of Japan?
The two locations in which you have access to the new Game Corners are in Goldenrod City and in Celadon City.
Okay, so the Game Corner is changed. What is the Voltorb Flip?
What is the Shining Leaf? How do I get it?
What's my reward for finding a Shining Leaf?
Are there any secret bases? Where can I go Underground?
The Battle Frontier is back? Where is it and who are the Frontier Brains?
The Battle Frontier & Brains:Where can I exchange my Battle Points for prizes? What are the prizes and how much do they cost?
Right within the Battle Frontier there are Frontier Shops located in the center plaza. Here is where you can exchange your earned points for prizes.
Is the Bug Catching Competition back?
The Bug Catching Competition is held on specific days of the week. Like before, these days are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
What Pokémon can I catch in the competition? What are the prizes for the different places in the Bug Catching Contest?
What is this I hear about the Pokéathlon?
So, where are Pokémon Super Contests?
Was the Safari Zone kept out of these games too like they were in the originals?
How can I get to the new Safari Zone?
Is there any difference in the new Safari Zone?
So if there is a new Safari Zone, what took the place of the old closed one from before?
If the Pal Park had made a return, what about the Global Trade Center (GTS)?
Surf and Waterfall to get to the Victory Road gate (which you can fly from and to so you change your party by going back and forth), with Whirlpool optional for items/a trainer battle. In Victory Road itself, you need Strength, and Rock Smash for the many items there.
How do I get to Mt. Silver/West of Victory Road to battle Red? Oh, and what HMs might I need?
To re-battle him, first battle Lance and Clair in a double battle with your Rival by talking to him in Dragon's Den, and then beat the Elite Four's new teams to re-activate him again.
Where can I find the game's Move Tutors?
Where is the Move Deleter? Where is the Move Relearner?
You mentioned headbutt trees, are they back?
What are Apricorns good for?
How do I get Apricorns?
How do I grow berries and get them?
Your in-game mother will frequently buy you berries, which you can pick up from the delivery man in any Pokemon Mart - the type-reducing-damage berries. Also the man by Violet City's Pokemon Centre gives you some (such as Oran berries, Lum, other early ones), and the man by Fuchsia's Pal Park (the old Safari Zone) will give you others (such as the PokeBlock/Poffin berries, and the EV-reducing berries).
I remember in DPPt there were PokéSeals for our ball capsules. Where do I get the case and where can I get more seals?
How do I get the Magnet Train to work?
What is the GB Sounds? Where and when can I get it?
To get it, beat all 16 gym leaders, and then go to Celodon City mansion. Talk to the man by the globe, and he'll give it to you. Simply use it to change back and forth between HG/SS music, and GSC music. Also, on Sundays the music channel will play GSC tunes, including ones you can't normally hear like the old title screen music.
Can I have rematches against the Gym Leaders and Elite members?
EV Training Details
I'm pretty much new to EV training and would like to know how and what I need to do it correctly?
EV training is relatively simple to do once you understand it enough. It is time consuming, but there are ways to fasten the progress of your training including various items and more.
I'm interested in EV Training, what are some good locations and Pokémon I can train against?
Legendary & One-Off Pokémon
A large number of legendary and rare Pokemon, including the starter Pokemon can be obtained in HGSS. The list and methods to obtaining them, plus other info if any are as follows:
The following is a list of Pokemon which can only be found via certain methods in HGSS.
Swarm Pokemon - you can check what the Swarm Pokemon of the day (and their location) is via Oak and Daisy’s radio talk through the PokeGear in order to find their locations:
PokéWalker Pokemon: The PokéWalker-exclusive Pokemon are as follows:
Version Exclusive Pokémon: Pokémon that are obtainable in one game and not the other. (i.e The Mankey line can only be found in HeartGold, whereas the Vulpix line can only be found in SoulSilver.)
Radio 'Sound' Pokemon: Some Hoenn and Sinnoh Pokemon can only be found via the Pokegear's radio. The radio plays the “Hoenn Sound” and the “Sinnoh Sound" on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively. These stations allow the player to find Pokemon not native to Johto/Kanto across the region.
The Pokemon that can be found with “Hoenn Sound” are:
As GSC added breeding as a new feature, HGSS brought some new breeding features.
Firstly, there is a new way to pass down IVs from parents to the offspring, which is down via the Power items. If a parent holds one (or both parents hold two), then the stat that corresponds to power item will be passed down. The list:
Furthermore, there are new egg moves for Pokemon hatched in HGSS and HGSS only. A notable one is Togepi, who can come with Extrasensory. A full list of new egg moves can be found here: Click here to see the entire list of new egg moves.
Tips and Guides
Voltorb Flip -compiled by Tim09
Compiled by the very sexy, awesome and modest fellows named Guy, bobandbill and curiousnathan, Hiroshi Sotomura, Matthew, The Hunk and others. Credit to serebii.net for info/links for some of the above.