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!

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      And why. Statistically. Not just because it looks cool.
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      Old August 5th, 2014 (6:56 AM).
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        Hello all,

        I am in the Process of acquiring all the required games that I need in order to complete "without trading" and actually capturing all the Pokemon by myself.

        So far I have:

        Pokemon X / Y,
        Pokemon Black 2 / White 2

        So as I have been reading it appears I need:

        Heart Gold OR Soul Silver "Do I need both?"

        Is this all I need? Its very hard to get a clear answer and the longer I wait to figure this out the less likely I am to be able to buy any of these games or find working copies.
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        Old August 5th, 2014 (3:57 PM).
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        I believe you do need both, yes, as they have version-exclusives. Also, you've posted this in the wrong forum; I'll move it to the correct one for you.

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        Personally, I've always liked Piplup, but from a practical standpoint, I would recommend Chimchar. Assuming you can't trade to get more fire-types during your playthrough, Chimchar is one of the only available fire-types you can get (aside from Ponyta), so it's a great option for rounding out your team. Statistically, Infernape's speed is useful, though it doesn't take hits too well, but that doesn't really matter for in-game anyway (if that's what you're asking about). As for the others, I've always found Empoleon versatile, and its typing prevents it from having too many major weaknesses, though it's kind of slow. Torterra's 4x ice weakness hurts, and it's slow, too.
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        Old August 6th, 2014 (4:58 AM).
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          Hi everyone i need a save file of pokemon platinium after beating 2nd gym i request to give me a save file
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          Old August 9th, 2014 (7:37 AM).
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            I have been levelling up a Buneary since level 11. I gave it a Soothe Bell straight away and it is now level 28. In the Poketch Hapiness App (Platinum) It has zero hearts next to it.

            Also I hatched Togepi and gave it EXP. Share. It is now level 25 and I have not even used it in a battle (other than switching it straight out). It has TWO hearts.

            Why is my Buneary not levelling in hapiness? It has fainted roughly 8 times give or take because of those pesky selfdestructing geodudes. What is going on?!!!!
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            Old August 9th, 2014 (8:16 AM).
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            I have been levelling up a Buneary since level 11. I gave it a Soothe Bell straight away and it is now level 28. In the Poketch Hapiness App (Platinum) It has zero hearts next to it.

            Also I hatched Togepi and gave it EXP. Share. It is now level 25 and I have not even used it in a battle (other than switching it straight out). It has TWO hearts.

            Why is my Buneary not levelling in hapiness? It has fainted roughly 8 times give or take because of those pesky selfdestructing geodudes. What is going on?!!!!
            When a Pokémon faints, it loses happiness. This might explain why your Togepi has more happiness then your Buneary, as it has never fainted due to never being in battle (Exp. Share). And yes, levelling does give happiness, but fainting decreases happiness a lot too. I'd recommend sending Buneary out in battle first, then switching it into another Pokémon. With the Soothe Bell, it should be a Lopunny in no time ^_^
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            Old August 16th, 2014 (4:47 AM).
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            Okay, so when I was in getting my copy of Emerald fixed, the guy at the shop told me they're getting a completed copy of SoulSilver - as in, got all the pokémon on it. He said they would probably be retailing it at around £50. My question is, to anyone who knows...is that decent value?
            And more importantly, do you think if I left it alone (i.e. just used it to breed rare pokémon, kept it completed) would it rise, fall or stay constant in value?

            I'm no expert in this, but I'm trying to justify the purchase to myself as something other than "now I can finally have a Glameow in my pokédex without wi-fi", as I'd have to take out savings to buy it (I have plenty, just all my money coming in is clearing off debts).

            Hope this was the right place to put it
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              This is just my opinion, but no pokemon is worth actual money, regardless whether it's legitimate, shiny, perfect IV, whatever. At the end of the day pokemon are just files in a cartridge. Like, if you're against hacking or genning pokemon, is buying a pokemon not essentially the same thing? I don't know, maybe it's just the way my mind works, but pokemon have pretty clearly established their own little economy where actual money plays no part. You want a Pinsirite, you give up your Heracronite, etc.

              So if it's me, I pay whatever the cart is worth, not extra for whatever pokemon the guy who owned it before had.
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              Old August 16th, 2014 (10:32 AM).
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                I am doing a lets play On Youtube On Pokemon Platinum And i Need To know which starter pokemon you guys like!

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                Old August 16th, 2014 (11:33 AM).
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                  A second DS system isn't going to break the bank though I will admit not everyone has access to £30/$45 and I've always eventually bought both copies of every game version (Diamond and Pearl) eventually. I'd say you're better doing that. Also if your DS breaks, you already have a replacement.

                  Soul Silver/Heart Gold do seem to be quite expensive though it's mainly because of the PokéWalker.

                  Is it one of those cartridges complete with Pokémon that have been AR'd in to the game and sold twice its value because it's 'finished'? Where is the fun in that?
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                  Old August 16th, 2014 (11:40 AM).
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                    Games have more value if they include all the original stuff -box, instruction manuals, and the PokéWalker in this case. I saw a sealed box for SoulSilver at the secondhand shop I frequent that was going for $50.

                    The cartridge by itself seems to be going for around $40. Save files or lack thereof don't have any influence on the value.
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                    Is it one of those cartridges complete with Pokémon that have been AR'd in to the game and sold twice its value because it's 'finished'? Where is the fun in that?
                    That is my fear - I just don't imagine there being many people obsessive enough in my area to have collected the likes of Darkrai from legitimate events, held on to them for years, and then sold them to an independent shop.

                    I get the general idea that what you're all saying is value's affected more by having all the original parts than what's on the save - that's just something that can sell me on it?
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                      Unless you're set with using emulators when you want to play Pokemon, you should look into selling it. But because all that's old is new again, that cartridge is worth a lot more than you think.

                      For example, just a few years ago, one could easily purchase a new Ruby or FireRed for $30. You're lucky to find these games for double the price on EBay that's real. Considering this, I suggest you wait (and continue to play the game!) as its value increases.
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                      Old August 18th, 2014 (3:31 PM).
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                      Piplup man...Piplup. Empoleon is just awesome. They're all good to be honest, one of the harder decisions, but in my personal opinion, go for Piplup.
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                      So according to Serebii, there are trainers that can be rematched on the Pokégear at night, but it lists them as 8 PM - 5 AM. I attempted to call Lass Dana, who can be battled Thursday nights (because i'm trying to get in training for Red), but it's Friday now, and she wasn't wanting to battle. If a trainer can only be battled at a certain day in the night time, can they only be rematched for the four hours it's still the specific day?
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                      Old August 21st, 2014 (10:03 PM).
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                      So according to Serebii, there are trainers that can be rematched on the Pokégear at night, but it lists them as 8 PM - 5 AM. I attempted to call Lass Dana, who can be battled Thursday nights (because i'm trying to get in training for Red), but it's Friday now, and she wasn't wanting to battle. If a trainer can only be battled at a certain day in the night time, can they only be rematched for the four hours it's still the specific day?
                      I believe what you said near the end might be the case here, so that means 8PM-12AM would be what's counted as "night" in the game. Anything between 12AM-6AM is what might be considered a "mid dawn" and that's counted as the next day, not the day before.
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                      Yeah, I believe 00:00-06:00 is a sort of in-game dead zone - Gamefreak's way of saying "get to bed kids, you'll never work for us if you stay up late!"
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                        Hey guys, I have beaten all the trainers before the 8th gym in johto. However, the 8th gym is pretty tough and has been causing me some issues. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on where I can train my pokemon before challenging the gym again
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                          What Pokemon are on your team man? I would suggest finding areas where your Pokemon have type advantages against with their movesets so you can make it quicker, of course at the highest available level and don't forget to bring your items as well; sometimes I like to train against the odds when my Pokemon get strong enough in tougher areas for it's type.

                          As for specific areas, I'll train fighting, fire, and electric types over in Ice Cave right there. I'll train my grass and water types in the route below Blackthorn City. Other than that, I guess try to find a water area with decent level Pokemon and grind against those, at least that's what I would normally do. And a good place I usually train before the Elite Four is the grass area by the healing house around the trainer that has a Blastoise and a Pikachu, and of course Victory Road.

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                            I'm getting one of the three and I want to know if it is worth paying the extra couple dollars for platinum. this is the only generation i have never finished.
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                            Yes, definitely. Platinum is a sizeable step up from Diamond and Pearl. Not only is surfing speed faster and there are expanded areas of Sinnoh for you to enjoy, but there's more fire types! Spending the extra few dollars to get Platinum over D&P is definitely a wise move and I'm sure many if not all will tell you to do the same. They're great games either way though, so it's ultimately your choice but I'd highly suggest you buy Platinum. :)
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                            @ Entriquit: Ice Cave is pretty much your best bet. It might be a bit tedious to grind but it will be worth it once you defeat Clair.
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                            ^ Actually, in HGSS, after you've defeated the Radio Tower executives, you can call various trainers on the Pokégear depending on the time of day, and they'll rematch you. You can do this as many times as possible in the given period of time. That's how I did a good chunk of my training in my Wedlocke, especially before the Elite Four, and Red.
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