Appendix:Platinum walkthrough/Section 1
Available Pokémon Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate D P 2-4 50% 50% 40% D P 2-4 50% 50% 60% Surfing and Fishing D P 20-30 90% D P 20-40 10% D P Old Rod 3-15 100% D P Good Rod 10-25 65% D P Good Rod 15-20 30% D P Good Rod 25-35 5% D P Super Rod 30-55 65% D P Super Rod 30-55 35% Special Pokémon D P 3-4 22% D P 4 8% D P 4 8% A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. Obtained from after Oak gives you the National Pokédex Outside the lab, Rowan gives you. Route 201 Once past Verity Lakefront, you are free to explore the tall grass, though you can't catch any wild Pokémon yet. Soon, you'll find yourself on Route 201. After choosing your rival's name, you will be brought to your house in.
Twinleaf Town Enter your house, where your mom agrees that you should go on this adventure, and gives you a to record it. Just before you leave, your mom will tell you to stay away from the. Twinleaf Town is cold, with patches of on the ground. Finally, head west out of Sandgem and use the ledges to return to Twinleaf. Just as he's about to enter the grass, an old man shouts at him to halt. You don't have to win this battle, but winning awards points for your new starter, as well as a small amount of spending money.
Items Item Location Games Obtained from player's mother at the start of the game Route 201 After arriving back on Route 201, you'll meet up with again. It can also learn and while the other two are still relying on weaker moves like and. As you try to move, you will be greeted by your , who will briefly be distracted by your , and will then tell you to meet him outside as he dashes off. When you point out you shouldn't go into the tall grass, he naively suggests running through the tall grass so fast that wild Pokémon have no chance to jump out at you running through tall grass actually increases the chance that you'll be attacked by a wild Pokémon. Barry's mother shows up looking for her son, and asks you to give him a , suggesting that Barry is likely in Jubilife City by now. Its second evolution gains the type, a combination that is very effective against the most Gyms out of the three choices, not to mention the Pokémon League.
She then asks for you to thank him properly in Sandgem Town and gives you the ever-useful. Leave his house and head north. Obtained from rival's mother in player's house, to deliver to rival. This combination will resist many different move types, though it gains a weakness. Here, your rival will bump into you as you try to enter. The man is Professor Rowan, and he is not happy! Items Item Location Games Obtained from after leaving his Research Lab Pokédex upgraded by in the Pokémon Research Lab after the player sees all Pokémon in the Sinnoh Region. Seeing the growing bond between you and your Pokémon, the Professor gives you a and requests that you travel across Sinnoh and record data on the various Pokémon you meet.
Available Pokémon Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate D P 20-30 90% D P 20-40 10% D P Old Rod 3-15 100% D P Good Rod 10-25 65% D P Good Rod 15-20 35% D P Super Rod 30-55 65% D P Super Rod 30-55 35% A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. Once inside, the Professor takes a look at your Pokémon and approvingly allows you to keep it. Piplup will have a harder time with Gyms, but its wide range of resistances combined with its high Defense allow it to take quite the pounding. Items Item Location Games Obtained from player's mother after returning from Sandgem Town. Follow him downstairs, where you'll have a short conversation with your.
When Barry is ready to press forward, you will hear this , and he is ready to catch it only to realize that neither of you have any to catch it with. Just as you're about to enter, Barry comes rushing out, commenting that Rowan is not as scary as he appears to be, before he dashes off. None of these can be changed later on, so be sure you're happy with each choice before continuing to the next one. Barry then recalls that Professor Rowan said to come to him if they needed anything, so Barry then departs for Sandgem Town. As you go north, you meet up with your rival for a chat. Professor Rowan The game loads with being shown on the bottom title screen.
Once you made your choice, in true fashion, Barry will pick the one that has the type advantage over your choice. Twinleaf Town Back at home, your mom is happy that you and Barry met Professor Rowan, since he stopped you from being attacked by wild Pokémon. However, its very low Defense and Special Defense mean it will be vulnerable even to types it resists. Available Pokémon Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate Gift Pokémon D P 5 Only one D P 5 Only one D P 5 Only one Grass Pokémon D P 2-3 50% 50% 40% D P 2-3 40% 50% 50% D P 3 10% 0% 10% Special Pokémon D P 2 40% D P 2-3 11% D P 2-3 11% D P 2 8% A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. Barry will then challenge you to an immediate battle. Press Start, A, or tap the screen to go to the main menu, then start a new game. Head upstairs and your rival will ask you to meet him at.
He suggests that the two of you go to to get Pokémon from Professor Rowan. You are watching the tail end of a show featuring. Before you go, you may want to head south of Sandgem to Route 219 and grab the Antidote waiting there, heal up your Pokémon in the , and maybe even buy some in the by speaking to the cashier. He reveals that he's also planning to go to , and he asks you to come with him to first to find and catch the rumored legendary Pokémon to show to Professor Rowan. Here, choose your gender, name, and the name of. As far as Pokémon to catch, are very versatile and can learn 6 out of 8 of the that are necessary for navigating the whole of Sinnoh, while are a solid addition to any team though they will not be very useful in the first.