The Let's Play Archive

Pokemon Platinum

by Crosspeice

Part 34: Event Only End

Part 32: Event Only End

I think we're nearly finished with this damn dex. Piloswine learns Ancientpower at level 1, so we'll need a Heart Scale...

And that's every evolution we can obtain by ourselves. But where were we?

Elite Four Battle

Ah yes, rematches. I'm only doing this cause I need cash to get more balls, since the movesets are exactly the same and there's not much to go over, since I have to go all out and cover myself in Revival Herbs to stay afloat. But then what else is new?


Bugs are kicking my ass now, it's so good to see!

But they have a real Skulletor weakness. Though I suppose a lot of things do.

A double nice, those are rare.

Not much of a challenge, but Ground types are a little tricky to work with. Still, this is good exp, crazy how strong everyone is now.

Bonus, we even live the recoil!

Flint, the master of the Fire type, is up next! Battles are clashes of the burning spirit of Pokemon. Battles aren't about appearances or what's weak or strong. It all comes down to whether the combatants can burn hot or not.

Scary, but it's always too soon to face another Infernape.

The trick is something faster, or indeed, something with Quick Claw.

Being at such a high level, a strong, balanced mon like Gallade is super damn scary, so let's try to stop its rampage.

That also helps, since Alakazam outspeeds EVERYONE

Why are we still here? Just to suffer?

Champion Cynthia Battle

What if we faced Cynthia's DP team, but 12 levels higher? What an interesting idea. She even switches to Garchomp nice and early!

At least I'm still faster, however it doesn't KO because OF COURSE IT FUCKING DOESN'T

So like with DP, if you find yourself stuck, dodge Dragon Rush and use a Ghost type. Or die. Both works.

She is full of strategy today. Still, my team is pretty damn strong, but that's why I'm not having a massively tough time. I crafted it this way after all, Cynthia is just really damn strong.

Nice try. Since she didn't have Togekiss in DP, it's using the same moveset, but with Psychic instead of Shock Wave.

And with that, we're outta here.

Excellent team! At least we'll never have to fight Cynthia again. Hahaha. Hahahahahahaha. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The rest of the update is just a variety of random things left to do, there's still a few here and there. 13 ribbons is the most you can get without contests and it is incredibly not worth it.

Let's hack in a bunch of money again and buy everything in the Villa. Because you come here for just this kind of content!

I can't get comfortable sitting on something this expensive looking. You could get a Villa as a gift? I did not know that. I wish someone'd give me a Villa. That way, I'd be able to assist the professor even more!

Some of the things we buy will be standard things, most of which we can't interact with, similar to stuff in secret bases. Don't get too excited about some of the things we get.

Lilycove City Remix

Some things are pretty rad though.

It's really nice! Maybe I'll get some for my Gym... the green coloring and the aroma... it's very nice. I know it's a little abrupt, but don't you think Grass-type Pokemon smell nice? It makes me happy just being around them.

Twinleaf Town Music Box

Looking a little less empty now, though some items only appear in the catalogue if you've bought a previous item, such as the Rack the music box sits on, or if you do a random grindy task elsewhere.

Also, and I hate to say this, but... well, the truth of the matter is... we're completely sold out of furniture that we could sell you... thank you so very, very much for your long-standing patronage and support!

I love the sound a piano makes. I savor every note with my entire being. It's not only my ears; my spirit hears the music it makes... ehehe, I made myself cringe saying that. It's so relaxing here... sigh... I don't want to go home. It's a complete mess with all my research papers strewn about. My house? Even the region is a secret!

Relaxing Piano Music

Of course it plays that...

But that's the full Villa! The two Sofas, Bed, Night Table, TV, Audio System, Bookshelf, Rack, Houseplant and PC desk are available from the start. The Music Box requires the Rack, the Pokemon Bust (Grey) requires battling at each Battle Frontier facility once, while the Pokemon Bust (Silver) requires one Silver Print. The Piano requires 10 Elite Four clears, the Guest Set requires fifty Battleground trainers beaten, and the Tea Set requires the Guest Set. The Wall Clock requires 50 berries planted, the Masterpiece requires 30 eggs hatched and finally the Chandelier requires 300,000 steps. Little bit of a pain to do everything, but it's not too bad, really.

There's also a bunch of people that can visit, and all the quotes are very interesting if you go look for them, though Prof. Rowan, Dawn/Lucas, Gardenia and Cynthia requiring buying an item before they can appear. It's a massive money sink otherwise, I did it all totally legit so you didn't have to!

But anyway, it's time to obtain the last of the legendaries in this game. Oh, here's one now. ...alright fine this isn't how you're meant to obtain it. By using the Pal Park and RSE, you can send over the 3 regis to awaken Regigigas in Snowpoint Temple. But what if we did something else instead?

The three random caves we've seen around change into something much more interesting when we have this event Regigigas with us. Well, this Toys "R" Us Regigigas was available to download to a DP game in Japan to those who pre-ordered tickets to Movie 11, Giratina and the Sky Warrior from June 20th to Aug 31st 2008 and the US who went to participating stores from Mar 8th-21st 2009. Trading it to this game unlocks these new areas, America never actually got a way to obtain Regigigas in Plat without using other games, though there was a 2009 summer Regigigas for Europe players. Uh, anyway, this is the only way to get the Custap Berry also and there are 3 other event berries we'll go over in just a moment.

Anyway, step on the spots, very simple puzzle.

Regi Battle

Oh boy, can't wait to catch the regis again! Said no one ever. This track was used as a sampling test in DP, but upgraded to a full on track in Plat, which explains why it sounds a bit off in some places.

Making me spend my hard earned BP cause Discharge is too strong... grumble, grumble.

But since they're so weak, it's just a bore throwing endless balls.

One down...

Least we don't have the climb the entire mountain again. Nope, never doing that again, haha.

Hey, at least this one can survive a few special hits.

Just standard fare, it is a little easier since we have Dusk Balls now, but it's still a bitch and a half.

Well it's one way to make me come back here.

What, gonna deny you ever did a nazi salute? Alright, pewdiepie.

Well that was fun, I guess. Now onto the main event.

This required a lot of effort, this reward better be amazing!

AHAHAHAHAHA, OHNONONONO, HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN, REGIBROS??? Yeah, we're not gonna bother with using False Swipe or a weak Pokemon or whatever and just huck the Master Ball. So, Regigigas is the worst legendary in the series. You might think that's a tall order when some other mons come to mind, but that's because it has the worst ability in the series. Slow Start is worse than Emergency Exit or Truant, or hell, even Rotom-Fan's Levitate, as it completely cripples it and makes it absolutely worthless. Slow Start halves its Atk and Spd for 5 turns, since it has pretty damn good stats. But if you switch out at any time, the counter resets, Regigigas can't learn Protect, or Rest, or anything that would help it stall out the turns it needs to finally, finally be useful. And in single battles, 5 turns is incredibly long. Overwhelming long for a Pokemon that has alright defenses and ZERO RECOVERY outside of Drain Punch.

It's the damndest thing, without this ability, Regigigas would've been pretty good, not top tier Ubers, since Normal STAB only gets you so far, but it has good stats, bulk to take some unresisted hits and has a pretty wide movepool, but Game Freak seemed to think it would've been the most ridiculous and overpowered thing in the series, since they absolutely ruined it with the ability. It would be better off with no ability at all. It gets completely and utterly outclassed by a similar legendary in the same generation, so this is a cautionary tale, daddy Game Freak will destroy you, it could happen to any one of their creations, and they wouldn't care, even if you weren't going to be amazing anyway. Hopefully one day they'll change Slow Start, but until then, Regigigas is one of the worst Pokemon, let alone the worst legendary.

Well that was a depressing end to a long sidequest. What fun thing shall we do next? ...breeding? Yeah, sure...

And there we go, done. With the Magcargo we caught earlier, or any Pokemon with Flame Body or Magma Armor, breeding is a breeze on this long stretch. They're learning. And considering how many babies there are in the Sinnoh Dex, the fact we only need to hatch 2 is pretty damn impressive. But I suppose there's a couple more...

Here's one legendary you can at least obtain right now, in fact I hooked up with real rad peep 1234567890num, who's just finishing their Pokemon Ranger LP and completing any of the 3 Ranger games gives you a mission that lets you transfer over a Manaphy Egg to a Gen 4 game. Though in the first game you could only do this ONCE PER CARTRIDGE, while the other two games let you do it as many times as you'd like.

Doesn't take too long to hatch the little beauty. Though it's a shame it wasn't shiny! Ah, it's actually impossible to be shiny, since when the egg is transferred over, it rolls the PID based on the ID and Secret ID so it can't be shiny. HOWEVER, if you trade the egg to another game, it then has the standard base chance of being shiny, though no one has actually legitimately proved they obtained one. It's not a big deal if it's not shiny, you just restart to before you hatched it, trade it to another game, and try again. It is definitely the hardest shiny hunt in the series, so uh, good luck.

Let's wash our hands of bad legendaries, heh get it, wash? Anyway, Manaphy is a 100 pixie, pretty standard, but what if you gave it Tail Glow? Seems ridiculous, but while it doesn't get Hydro Pump, it can spam Surf all day long with little worry. It gets a nice variety of special moves like Shadow Ball, Grass Knot, Psychic and Blizzard to really tear through enemies, and has some standard bulk to keep it going. It becomes a super monster in the rain, or indeed the Drizzle filled Ubers, as Hydration lets it fully heal itself and become cured with Rest, an incredibly potent combination, though it has Aqua Ring and its own Rain Dance to facilitate it. Also, if your enemy has too many boosts, or it can't use your boosted SpAtk, Heart Swap, uh, swaps everyone's stat changes, very sneaky. It might seem cute and standard with its stats, but this is one dangerous Pokemon under the right weather. Oh hey, doesn't weather become an even bigger thing next gen?

But one little quibble, what happens if you happen to leave Manaphy and Ditto at the Day Care? Well after walking 5000 steps...

So when I mentioned worst legendary earlier, you probably thought of this, and true, this is definitely down there, and no, I don't count Cosmog or Cosmoem, they're meme legendaries. But with stats like those and even its Mythical status contradicted by different official sources, it's easy to see why. Well, it's basically Manaphy, but shit, ie, without Tail Glow and, well, 120 less base stats. Seriously, it's as strong as Glalie, which is not the place to be. It can do just fine, sure, but also has to Surf spam and probably won't get daddy Kyogre to help out since it'll never see Uber use. It can't even learn Energy Ball like Manaphy can! It's an interesting idea for a method of obtaining something, but you kinda wonder why they bothered. Oh well, you're cute enough.

But fine, I've put this off as long as I felt like it, getting all FIVE roaming Pokemon isn't too bad in this game, you can keep this map up and walk up and down in this spot, since four areas connect to this route, so it doesn't take very long. It only took around 20 mins to find and catch all the roamers.

But, uh, that's because I hacked in some more Master Balls. Look, I've caught enough legendaries in this game already, leave me alone... and hey, only took 8 updates, but we finally caught this little tease.

I can't tell which icon is what, so it's weird they're appearing in order so far. Uh, anyway, if you're not sick of bulky Psychic legendaries, well here's another one. Cresselia is such a fucking pain to kill, I hate it so much, but damn it does its job well, having an immunity, as well as a host of supporting moves, like Moonlight, Future Sight, Psycho Shift, and it can even try its hand at sweeping with Calm Mind, though it'll take a bit. Even when you've got it nearly dead and wasted a lot of effort in doing so, it can just Lunar Dance to faint on its own terms and completely fully heal the weakened sweeper you also spent some effort knocking chunks out of. It's never fun to fight this thing, from screens to Thunder Wave, to Toxic and Double Team. Of course it has a bunch of special moves it can try and sweep with after some boosts, but it has a very clear path, so it's definitely best sticking to that.

Daddy I don't want to catch legendaries anymore.

What's that? You've caught ARTICUNO, ZAPDOS, and MOLTRES?! Now that is incredible!

Eterna Forest

Now for something a little different. The thread voted on what Pokemon I should hunt with the Poke Radar, and Nincada was the choice, which is nice since we've got a big grass patch to play with.

Takes a couple tries to finally find one, I was doing this for about two hours, but will I find a shiny? Stay tuned!

Once we get a chain rolling, then it can be a little tricky to keep it, due to a variety of factors. I outlined it in the Side Notes how this all works, but due to the high catch rate of Nincada, a Quick Ball is a guaranteed catch, which boosts the chance of Nincada being in a patch by 10%. If we keep going to the patch in the fourth ring, then it's a 98% chance of being a Nincada.

Since it's a Poke Radar mon, it'll always use the fast grass animation, but the rarer mons of this forest also use it, so hopefully we don't run into them. The shiny patch is obvious if you're hunting the fast animation, so don't worry about missing it.

Fuck. When you reach the edge of a grass patch and there's only a couple close spots nearby, it's best to just charge the radar again and reset the encounters.

We're past the 40 chain mark, so I'll be going back to that state if I screw up, which I did a lot. It's only a high chance of seeing the chained Pokemon, but this is quite frustrating to do in one go. It's best to keep resetting encouters at this point, since the shiny chance caps at 1/200 per patch, but where's the fun in that?

Goddammit, that was a 78% chance of being Nincada in the third ring. We got to a chain of 74, which is pretty damn good, but let's give this another shake. I was getting pretty worn out by this point, so I was happy to do one more big try.

...that's a shiny! There's a 2% chance it could be a random Pokemon, getting a shiny doesn't interrupt the chain, but its PID has been forced, so it could be anything.

YES! HAHAHA! YES!!! This was 63 in the new chain, so overall, I had around 70 encounters with the maxed shiny chance, which took longer than I thought it would, honestly.

I tried to see how long that particular chain would go, but it only got to 67. No matter, very pleased about all that.

Don't care about the IVs or the nature or anything, it's a shiny, that's all I wanted. It's cool that I was able to just go out and get one after a little effort, I've never done a chain before. It was an absolute pain, will never do one again, but it was all worth it.

While I would've liked to have gotten one more to complete the set, two shinies for the price of one ain't half bad.

And just outside Eterna is where I'll catch the last few Pokemon we can't obtain without trading. The dex wasn't too bad, I feel like it was really well paced, especially since we were able to see everything during the main adventure. Been quite relaxing catching all kinds of random things in the postgame.

And there we go, that's every Pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex. And then the National Dex just because. Though, hmm, that number doesn't seem right. We missing anything?

Regardless, completing the National Dex, excluding all the event Pokemon, like Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione and Manaphy, will net you another trainer star. Been a while since we've gotten one of these.

Th-that Trainer Card! That sparkling color! And all those stars! I've seen several Trainers with Silver Trainer Cards up to now... but you're the first to top them with that Trainer Card. Please, Hikari, may I have the honor of healing your Pokemon?

This feature was something I thought was introduced this gen, but was in Gen 3, always nice to see it. But that's not every star, right?

Well you don't get the last star for getting every Gold Print, already completed it mate, easy as piss.

Indeed, you get the final star from a 100 win streak in the Battle Tower, not too hard, honest guv.

But there we go, 5 stars, and you get some trophy decorations along the way. Did this nice and legit, no save editing here, no sir.

And just before we wrap up, we can properly utilise the Dress Up, the best part of Contests, to really show off our creativity.

And we'll complete our Secret Base. Though, uh, since there's only 15 decoration spaces, placing all our cups and trophies we won limits anything else. Oh well, there's a few things we can unlock to display here, most notably the different coloured gems from Mr. Goods for doing stuff in the Underground. You get a Blue Crystal from meeting 100 players, a Pink Crystal from giving 100 items to players, a Red Crystal for digging up 100 Fossils and a Yellow Crystal for trapping 100 people with, uh, traps. Definitely worth your time, probably. Also you get a spinning globe if you enable Wi-Fi Connection and access the GTS, so rip, it's impossible to obtain all decorations without hacking. He also gave you the various Battle Tower trophies in DP. But anyway, that's everything I wanted to show off in this game, it's been a blast but it's time to head back home and- hm? I don't remember picking up this... Member Card?

Harbor Inn

Well hey, I could use a nice rest, let's go in.

... ...kekeke... we've had a reservation for you. We've held it a long time...

Please keep watch over me, a young girl, while I sleep, creepy man.

Hmm, where are we? It seems familiar.

Oh hey, like with Fullmoon Island, we discovered a new place on the map. These islands were right next to each other in DP, but were given some space in Plat.

The dex ain't over til all the 3 rate legendaries are caught. Darkrai is definitely not one to miss, as it's a very fast and fragile threat. Well its stats already show what it does, but what if you gave it Spore that also hit both opponents in doubles? Well, that sounds fucking broken, and Dark Void is indeed that. Not only that, its ability, Bad Dreams, softens up those asleep and makes them even easier to take out. Oh, right, its moves, how about Nasty Plot while your opponent is unable to do anything? From there, Dark Pulse and Focus Blast cover literally anything you could want to do, it's just that easy. It has a crazy amount of options, like Thunder for Kyogre, Ice Beam, Sludge Bomb and even Dream Eater. If you think something faster will switch in after their bait was put to sleep, slow them down with Icy Wind. Boy, it's a good thing it has mediocre defenses for Ubers, or this would be a real bitch to take down. Also an event for Movie 10: Rise of Darkrai gave it Spacial Rend. Jesus Christ.

Little annoying, but at least this is the worst Sleep option it has! Considering it's one of the best Pokemon in the game, it's pretty rough that it's event only. If only there was another way

The Member Card was distributed over Wi-Fi from Dec 1st 2008 to Jan 15th 2009 in Japan, and for US and Europe from Aug 3rd to Sep 13th 2009. This was the only way to go and catch it, and indeed shiny hunt it, there were various event giveaways for DP during 2007 for the tenth movie, so Newmoon Island is unreachable legitimately in those games.

Fitting, I'd say.

Though you don't will it, you make people and Pokemon around you see terrible nightmares... that is why you came here... Newmoon Island... there is no one but you here... there is none that can be drawn into your nightmare... If anyone were to fall into a nightmare, the Fullmoon Island is close by...

Well that was weird. But that's all there is to see, time to- oh? That weird guy slipped this Oak's Letter into my bag. The mail service never disappoints!

I choose my words carefully, but they may still hurt someone accidentally... when I think of that, I clam up... that's why I think this certain Pokemon is so wonderful. It's a Pokemon that conveys the feelings of gratitide in a nice way... that stone tablet... it has a strange feel to it...

Without further ado, I'd like you to examine this stone tablet. Something just like it was also discovered in the Kanto region. I want to ask for your help in solving the mystery behind this. I tried deciphering the engravings on the stone tablet. Apparently, it is for a Trainer to engrave his or her thoughts after growing as a person on an adventure. A Trainer fitting that description would be you. That's why I'm asking you for your help. You've met many people and Pokemon; you've experienced many things that shaped you into the person you are. I want you to sincerely tell me who affected you the most. Tell me, to whom do you most want to say your thanks?

You're absolutely certain of it?

?! What was that Pokemon? Is it somehow connected to the stone tablet? Hmm... where did that Pokemon go? Its destination is intriguing...

Thank you... that must have been the Pokemon that conveys the feelings of gratitude... you made it so I could see it... so, I'll have to convey thanks in my own words, too... to you, too... thank you...

I'm so fucking stupid, I've been cackling at this every time I thought about it. Sure, I could say something cheesy and give my thanks to everyone at home watching and reading my stuff. But thanks to me, all of this happened! It was me, all along!

Sea Broke

Ah geez this thing never ends. How long is it, anyway?

Uh huh. Seems a little excessive.

Eventually we reach the longest stretch in the series. You could hatch eggs on this, if it wasn't so incredibly out of the way and only good for 5 at a time.

is baby, Shaymin is another pixie, there were two this time! Like Manaphy, it seems cute and cuddly, but can be very dangerous in the right hands. Well, as it is, it's more defensive with Synthesis and Natural Cure, but can exploit special weak mons with Seed Flare, which has a 40% chance of lowering SpDef by 2 stages! Good thing there's no way to boost that chance! From there it can use Earth Power and Psychic to clean up, it still has really great stats, even if it might not hit as hard as rain boosted Manaphy, or recover as much. It can even go physical with Swords Dance and catch people out with Seed Bomb, Zen Headbutt and, uh, Quick Attack? Not as useful, but it has some nice options, along with standard defensive tactics with Leech Seed and Toxic and the like. Great fun.

Little annoying, but thankfully this has a higher catch rate, so it's not too bad. Another event item, Oak's Letter was available in the full swing of Platinum, being distributed in Japan from Apr 18th to May 11th 2009 and in US and Europe from Sep 28th to Nov 8th 2009. Of course, like Darkrai, it got distributed earlier in DP for its movie, in Japan from July 6th to Sep 30th 2008 and only available for a WEEK in US, Fen 8th to 14th 2009, crazy. These various distributions were the only way to get a Micle Berry also.

Easy enough, let's never return here, it is a TREK.

The coolest thing is that this section of Route 224 is now permanently changed, very nice to see.

If you have that Pokemon, then you should also have some Gracidea flowers. I've got a whole bunch, so you can have some.

They're given as bouquets to express feelings of gratitude. Isn't that charming? With these Gracidea flowers you don't need to say thanks with words. You can, instead, demonstrate your gratitude with a bouquet. How nice!

So after legitimately obtaining your event Shaymin, you might've noticed it was a fateful encounter, something event Pokemon tend to have. The Gracidea is the reason, you can't obtain it and transform Shaymin if you, say, hacked in the event item or reached the Flower Paradise and caught a DP Shaymin.

Oh baby this form is some good shit, remember how powerful Seed Flare was? Well now it's an 80% chance of lowering SpDef by 2 stages. Add in Air Slash for a gruesome 60% flinch chance and you've got a Pokemon that seems pretty illegal. Starting to see a trend here. It drops some defenses for blistering Spd and SpAtk, as well as 3 Atk for some reason, since 130 Spd seems a little silly! Those SpDef drops start adding up real fast, making it incredibly difficult to switch into this mon. What if something resists Grass? Well Earth Power is an option from Land Shaymin, as well as Psychic, but it also gets Tailwind as a HGSS tutor, which is pretty cool, not that it really uses it. In any case, if you want to melt the competition and not let it do a damn thing. Well, this is a crazy good option, that again seems event only. What a bother.

Anyway, there's of course one more event Pokemon. But, uh, where did I find this unreleased event item? Uhhhhh, just found it on the ground. As you do.

Azure Flute

So, what's at the top of the summit of the tallest mountain?

Arceus Appears

Oh my god... it's... my god.

Arceus Battle

The final challenge. This is it, the creator of the Pokemon universe, and the end of everything, with those stats and ability and movepool. It's the final Pokemon, there's nothing else left. We're definitely not reaching halfway through the dex here with SWSH, no sir.

Okay, so like all good JRPGs we're fighting, and even befriending, god, and it definitely lives up to the hype. With the highest INITIAL base stats, it can do basically anything it wants with its versatile typing and movepool... and then you add in its abiliy, Multitype, which, when holding one of the sixteen plates we've found across the LP, changes it to that type, along with Judgment, ensuring it always has a 100BP STAB move, even if its other options are sometimes lacking. Any hole in your team can be filled by a specific Arceus type, though some are more useful than others, such as bulky Water Arceus, or a strong Ghost Arceus, or a resiliant Steel Arceus.

It gets Draco Meteor as Dragon Arceus, gets better accuracy STAB as Rock, Ice, Bug Arceus, it can go all out as regular Arceus with a Choice Band and Extremespeed, it can be defensive with Recover, Tailwind, Stealth Rock, Will-O-Wisp, screens, Refresh, Gravity, go full offense with Swords Dance or Calm Mind, as Judgment is special, or surprise the foe with a type that counters its other type's counters. It's Arceus, it does anything and everything, and while it might not be the powerhouse some of its other creations are, there will always be room for one of its forms, no matter what team you have, and that's the strongest aspect of it all. Because it's motherfucking G O D.

This is not something for the faint of heart, its movepool seems tailor made to fuck over any capture, be relieved its only real attacking move is Hyper Beam. This is the strongest wild Pokemon you'll ever face.

Hrmmmmmm. Except, well, you'll never face this. Because the Azure Flute was never released. Game Freak figured kids were having a hard time leaving the first route, let alone going up Mt. Coronet for the SECOND TIME, so they scrapped releasing the Azure Flute and started to pull back their various event items. Not the event Pokemon, it definitely isn't the same just being handed it in the center, but since we're here TEN YEARS LATER, the result is the same, there's no intended way of getting these Pokemon, and that sucks some real ass, and it doesn't look like they're gonna change it any time soon.

Phew, took a little bit, but at least I can say I'm finally done with catching goddamn legendaries. Even if the item was never released, Arceus was for its movie, from July 18th to Sep 30th 2009, the US from Nov 7th to 15th 2009 and Europe from Mar 5th to Apr 2nd 2010. This had a Rowap Berry, the only way to obtain one, as well as Shadow Force, which Ghost Arceus definitely liked. The only issue was it was level 100. Since this was the only Arceus ever distributed to Gen 4 games, it cannot gain EVs naturally, since they're calculated at level up. This means you can only give it drink EVs, up to 100 for each stat. So it's not as good as it could be, but the fact that it was still used nearly all the time, and then exploded in popularity in Gen 5 when EVs were calculated after battle, says a lot.

Oh yeah, and the Jaboca Berry was given to event Celebi for the 13th movie, as well as the 2008 Tanabata Jirachi. Cool? Cool.

That's more like it, another Pokedex done. Nice to savour it for a bit, before I throw it all away and start completely from scratch YET AGAIN GOD WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE

But anyway, there's a bit more to this event, so you all know where we're going next.

If I had to explain very simply, I study how people came to be. That could explain why I happen to be in Sinnoh. In Sinnoh, there is a myth on how the world came into existance. Investigating that myth may give me insight on the emergence of people. I found something very interesting soon after arrival. You may have it, if you'd like.

"When the universe was created, its shards became this Plate." I'm told that plate was created at the same time as Sinnoh. That Plate I found bears this inscription. "The rightful bearer of a Plate draws from the Plate it holds." The rightful bearer, I think, may point to the shaper of this world. Oh, by the way, I'm only interested in the words and thoughts left behind. Physical artifacts like that Plate don't interest me once I've read them. I hope we meet again somewhere.

After we parted, I went from Oreburgh to Hearthome, Celestic, then Eterna. Yes, the town and cities surrounding the foot of Mt. Coronet. Why my fascination with Mt. Coronet, you may ask? Well, Mt. Coronet happens to be called "The origin of Sinnoh." I learned many things on my journey. Would you like to hear about them?

The way I see it, our world began when the spirit within people was born. When that spirit came to be, there followed awareness about the world. Within that newborn spirit, time and space were intertwined as one. People and Pokemon, too, were but the same presence. As I understand it, people and Pokemon shared the spirit and awareness. They should have understood and accepted each other then. Because they shared the same spirit, people and Pokemon intermingled. People took the place of Pokemon, and the opposite also held true. That interpretation could give us an idea about how our world came to be. A Pokemon is said to have shaped this world... could that Pokemon be the physical form of the original spirit? Hmm... the spirit that came to be, and from it, time and space were born... that seems to point to legendary DIALGA, the Pokemon of time, and PALKIA, the Pokemon of space... and they lead back to ARCEUS, the Pokemon that made them arise. Isn't this interesting? Would you like to hear some more?

Oh, there were also Plates, weren't there? One Plate read "Three beings were born to bind time and space." Those three beings I read to mean the three Pokemon of the lakes. It's about UXIE, MESPRIT, and AZELF. The myth describes how they gave spirit to the world, shaping it. But it all starts with ARCEUS, the first. It is known as the Original One. Oh, by the way, I wrote down the words engraved on those Plates. I summarized them in a book and donated it to this library. There it is in that bookshelf. I'd be pleased if you'd read it. I have to say I'm glad I came out to Sinnoh. I suppose I'd better be off in search of new myths in faraway lands. It would be nice if our paths were to cross again.

"When the universe was created, its shards became this Plate."
"The power of defeated giants infuses this Plate."
"Two beings of time and space set free from the Original One."
"Three beings were born to bind time and space."
"Two make matter and three make spirit, shaping the world."
"The Original One breathed alone before the universe came."
"The powers of Plates are shared among Pokemon."
"The rightful bearer of a Plate draws from the Plate it holds."

Well wasn't that a lot of fun. At least for this part, any Arceus will do, since the Hall of Origin is impossible to reach. In this game, at least. But what if I told you, that firstly it's not a movie quote, but also that all of this generation's mythicals are obtainable right now, in a single game, with the only help being a Ranger for the Manaphy Egg. Then find out in the Side Notes, since there's a lot to it and this is taking oh so long. Let's get some damn recognition!!!

Hikari! You've finally done it! You've finally completed the National Pokedex! This is better than meeting any exotic Pokemon for the first time! I feel blessed to have become friends with a Trainer like you! Sincerely, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Evidently, I completely forgot about this. Well we have it now.

You've finally obtained every Pokemon there is in the world! Your Pokedex is completed! That's outstanding work! The effort you went through getting this Pokedex together... please allow me to honor you with an award!

Meh, another one for the pile. Wonder when it'll actually be worth it to get these?

Did you work long and hard to catch and raise them? Did you receive them as gifts from friends? Maybe you got some in trades from around the world? Though everyone's Pokedexes look the same, the stories they contain are all unique.

Now that's more like it! ...yet again I've done practically everything in a Pokemon game for you guys. Man has this been an amazing game, though we're getting to the point where I basically know everything there is about the games, so that sense of discovery isn't the same anymore, but no matter, they're fun to play, which makes a nice change! And there's some real interesting stuff coming up, a lot of things get tweaked or overhauled in future games, which gives me more to talk about, everything here was pretty similar to Gen 3, so I leapt at anything different. But there was still some stuff I didn't talk about, RNG manipulation... Cute Charm glitch to get easy shinies... there's always plenty to discover. But how should we end the LP?

Perfect. Next time, it's onto a pair of games you've been looking forward to. We'll travel in a big circle collecting medals, fighting off pirates in a flying ship, and even face off against an evil king! That's right it's time for Pokemon... TCG GBC 1 & 2! I can't wait!!!