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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Welcome to Fourth Gen's Simple Questions Thread!

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Need help navigating the Distortion World? What about building that perfect team to face off against Cynthia? Or in the case of HGSS, what if you need help on where to find Ho-oh and Lugia? This is the thread where those questions can be answered, and more!

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Remember, this thread is for simple questions for all of the Fourth Gen games! Of course, I'm perfectly allowing discussing regarding certain questions, so don't be afraid to have those here, too! But if a certain discussion is taking up too much of the topic, it'd probably be better for it to have its own thread.
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    Dear PC,

    So how does one control the offsprings gender, hidden ability, its second ability (like moxie over intimidate for example) and how do I get a perfect 6IV mon? Also Say if I followed the method and got an offspring with 6IV, right gender and ability how do I keep breeding for a shiny without changing these values?
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    Moving this to the Simple Questions thread for you. ^^
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    Old October 9th, 2016 (7:22 AM).
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    Dear PC,

    So how does one control the offsprings gender, hidden ability, its second ability (like moxie over intimidate for example) and how do I get a perfect 6IV mon? Also Say if I followed the method and got an offspring with 6IV, right gender and ability how do I keep breeding for a shiny without changing these values?
    Unfortunately, gender is random and there is no way to control that. Hidden abilities didn't exist until Gen 5. Getting perfect IVs in Gen 4 is pretty much based on luck. You can control one of the IVs with the Power Items, but getting perfect IVs across the board is pretty hard to do prior to 6th Gen since IVs don't stack in previous games.
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      Have the parents have perfect IVs and that's pretty much the only guaranteed way of doing that.
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        I never played through these games before so I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I do know that there's a secret potion I can get from Cynthia to cure the ailing Psyduck and clear the path, but how do I get it from her? The Bulbapedia article isn't quite that clear. Though, to be quite honest, I appreciate the challenge. Most Pokemon games hold your hand through the entire game. Nice to know this one allows you to wander and stumble upon the solutions to your problems.
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        Old October 24th, 2016 (10:57 AM).
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        Hi there! I'm going to move your thread to the Simple Questions thread, but I was in your same position actually not too long ago. See, that route isn't quite available for you yet to explore. You would need to go to Veilstone City and beat the Gym there and deal with Team Galactic's shenanigans, and then beat Pastoria's Gym before Cynthia would give you the SecretPotion needed for the Psyduck.

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          I'm running into trouble with Diamond again. After some random exploring, I'm trying to get the plot moving again. The path to the last gym is blocked off, so I guess I have to take out Team Galactic. I've been trying to figure out how to get in the building, and I keep hearing that there is an important event at Lake Acuity with Barry that I have to trigger before being able to go in. But I can't find Barry there.
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          I'm running into trouble with Diamond again. After some random exploring, I'm trying to get the plot moving again. The path to the last gym is blocked off, so I guess I have to take out Team Galactic. I've been trying to figure out how to get in the building, and I keep hearing that there is an important event at Lake Acuity with Barry that I have to trigger before being able to go in. But I can't find Barry there.
          Have you defeated Team Galactic at the tip of Mt. Coronet?
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            Have you defeated Team Galactic at the tip of Mt. Coronet?
            I figured out what I was missing. I didn't go into the library with Barry. The nerd.
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            I have a kinda not simple question. What games would I need to complete the Pokedex in Soul Silver since GTS is rip.
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            I have a kinda not simple question. What games would I need to complete the Pokedex in Soul Silver since GTS is rip.
            Just having HeartGold should be enough to complete it. Though do be aware that there are some event only legendaries, mainly Arceus, that allows you to unlock the creation trio. As well as the Enigma Stone that allows you to get the Lati that is opposite to the one roaming around the region.
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              I have a kinda not simple question. What games would I need to complete the Pokedex in Soul Silver since GTS is rip.
              For the regional pokedex, you only need Heartgold and soulsilver I believe. For the national dex, I believe you need HG/SS, D/P, and Emerald.
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                I have all of my pokemon from Gen 3 saved on my Sapphire cartridge. I've unlocked the national pokedex on my Pearl game card. In game, I'm standing in the lobby of the Pal Park. I have the cartridge and the game card both loaded in my DS lite, and it reads both games, but when I start Pearl, the option to migrate doesn't appear in the menu? Any suggestions?
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                1. You need to have the pokedex in sapphire along with at least 2 pokemon in your party.
                2. Beat the game and obtain the national pokedex in pearl
                3. Make sure both cartridges are clean and inserted in the ds/ds lite.
                4. Make sure you have 6+ pokemon in your pc in sapphire, you can only transfer EXACTLY 6 of them.
                5. The option "Migrate from Sapphire" should show up in pokemon pearl's menu after the title screen.

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                  1. You need to have the pokedex in sapphire along with at least 2 pokemon in your party.
                  2. Beat the game and obtain the national pokedex in pearl
                  3. Make sure both cartridges are clean and inserted in the ds/ds lite.
                  4. Make sure you have 6+ pokemon in your pc in sapphire, you can only transfer EXACTLY 6 of them.
                  5. The option "Migrate from Sapphire" should show up in pokemon pearl's menu after the title screen.

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                  I definitely have all of the requirements fulfilled, which is why I'm confused. Has anyone else run into this problem?
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                  Do you have 6+ pokémon without HM moves in Sapphire? You can't migrate with HM moves.

                  Other than that, I'd say remove all the games, boot up another DS game, quit, then put them both back in and try again.
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                    So when you go to Iron islands or whatever and you talk to Riley the guy who gives you strength and he goes in the cave and when you go in the cave and meet riley and talk to him you guys team up I did that but I didn't realize til I got to the distortion world and you need to surf and waterfall but I cant do that because Riley is still following me I cant see him but when I run into a wild pokemon he is there and when I fly or surf etc it says I cant fly when someone is following me so I cant do anything can someone help me
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                      As topic says guys.

                      I picked up a Spanish of copy of diamond, now looking for a cheap copy of Black amd white... (Uk or Spanish)... or does it HAVE TO ALSO BE A SPANISH COPY OF BLACK/WHITE to migrate?

                      Same region of course but different labguages.

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                        I picked up a Spanish of copy of diamond, now looking for a cheap copy of Black amd white... (Uk or Spanish)... or does it HAVE TO ALSO BE A SPANISH COPY OF BLACK/WHITE to migrate?

                        Same region of course but different labguages.

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                        So, I seem to remember recalling that if you don't catch Snorlax in HGSS first time, it would respawn in front of Diglett's Cave after you beat the Elite Four again. I did just that (I've beaten Red), but it wasn't there again. Am I only thinking XY? Do you only get one chance to catch it and if you don't, you're screwed? If so, that's unfortunate... Thanks!
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                        So, I seem to remember recalling that if you don't catch Snorlax in HGSS first time, it would respawn in front of Diglett's Cave after you beat the Elite Four again. I did just that (I've beaten Red), but it wasn't there again. Am I only thinking XY? Do you only get one chance to catch it and if you don't, you're screwed? If so, that's unfortunate... Thanks!
                        Did you check Route 12 in the location you find it in RBY? It should reappear there if you've registered in the Hall of Fame once again.
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                        Did you check Route 12 in the location you find it in RBY? It should reappear there if you've registered in the Hall of Fame once again.
                        Heh, yeah, I Googled it afterwards. Already found it and caught it. Thanks anyway!
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                        So I have captured Rotom in Platinum. Obviously I cannot get the Secret Key, but were I to reach Saffron City on HeartGold (currently don't have a save) I would be able to change its formes there. My question is: what happens to Rotom's formes when I trade it back to Platinum? Will I be able to keep it in a selected forme or will it revert back to plain old DP Rotom?
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                        So I have captured Rotom in Platinum. Obviously I cannot get the Secret Key, but were I to reach Saffron City on HeartGold (currently don't have a save) I would be able to change its formes there. My question is: what happens to Rotom's formes when I trade it back to Platinum? Will I be able to keep it in a selected forme or will it revert back to plain old DP Rotom?
                        When traded, Rotom will revert to its original form.

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