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Appendix:Platinum walkthrough/Section 13

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Route 221

Route 221

You might need to consider Flying back to Sandgem Town after completing Route 219 and Route 220 since you may need a more well-balanced team to deal with the Trainers here. Route 221 is the location of Pal Park, but it remains inaccessible until after you defeat the Elite Four. Now that all the new locations have been identified, it's time to Fly back to Jubilife City and head west to Route 218 to reach Canalave City.

Level Item house

The only regular house located on Route 221 belongs to a Collector who will each ask for a Pokémon at a certain random level from 1 to 100 each day. The items he'll give you are the Black Belt, Expert Belt, or Focus Sash. Only one item is given to you out of that particular order when you complete his request, and after he gives you the Focus Sash, the cycle will start over.

For days where the requirement is an extremely high-leveled Pokémon, there isn't much you can do. On some days you might get lucky and be able to use your own regular Pokémon. For days where low-level Pokémon are needed, unless if you have something on your team that can meet the requirement, then you will have to breed whatever Pokémon and then raise the Pokémon that hatches from the Egg as far as necessary.

Also, don't forget to pick up the Pure Incense near the house which can allow you to produce a Chingling Egg when breeding Chimecho.

Route 218

Route 218

Now that you have Surf, you're able to explore the rest of Route 218 and visit Canalave City, your next destination. There isn't much to do on this short route except for fighting the Trainers and maybe catching a Pokémon, like Floatzel, who would certainly be an asset in your next Gym battle.

When you enter the guard post separating Route 218 from Canalave City, you meet up with Professor Rowan's assistant, who will give you an upgrade to your Pokédex. This will allow you to check the differences in appearance between the same Pokémon in their Pokédex entry, such as Gender differences or Form differences.

Canalave City

Canalave City

When you first enter Canalave City, make sure to visit the Pokémon Center and heal as well as prepare your team. Then head to the bridge that separates both parts of town and your rival Barry will show up and challenge you to test your skills.

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Barry now has a Heracross on his team, but a powerful Flying-type move can easily beat it. Unless you have an especially fast Psychic-type, avoid using one due to Heracross's Dark-type move Night Slash. Four members of Barry's team have reached their highest evolutionary form, but they shouldn't be too much of a problem as long as your party is at least at Level 35 and has good type coverage. After the battle, Barry will rant a bit before heading off towards the library. Let's explore town for a bit.

The Move Deleter resides in the house just north of the Poké Mart. He will be able to remove any unwanted moves in your Pokémon's present moveset including HM moves. This is the only way for a Pokémon to forget a HM.

The southernmost house on the west side of town belongs to a Sailor named Eldritch, who handles the ferry in town. Nothing important will happen here until the post-game after obtaining the National Pokédex. Eldritch is waiting near his boat at the dock nearby, and he can take you to Iron Island.

You also have the option of challenging the Canalave Gym if you want, but let's go to Iron Island first for some training. Before talking to Eldritch, use Surf to travel south from the wharf to find a hidden area where TM89 (U-turn) is located. Now use the ferry to travel to Iron Island.

Iron Island

Iron Island


Make sure your that party only contains five Pokémon since you'll receive a Pokémon Egg around the end of the maze. Make sure your team is well-balanced and has Fire-, Flying-, Ground-, Water-, and Fighting-type moves, since they will be helpful here and in the long run. Use the Dowsing Machine on your Pokétch to find a hidden Star Piece that you can exchange to Mr. Fuego at Fuego Ironworks for colored shards. Interior Star Pieces will regenerate each day.

At the entrance to the mine you'll meet a man named Riley, who will give you HM04 (Strength). He mentions he is training inside and offers for you to come join him. While receiving the HM is the only required part of your mission here, you can find some good items and get valuable training if you explore the whole mine.


Iron Island 1F

Riley will team up with you further on, but you're on your own for the first portion of Iron Island's mine. From the entrance room, first go down the stairs leading left.


Iron Island B1F Left
Iron Island B1F Right

In the west side of B1F there is only one Trainer and two items. One of these items is the Protector which can evolve Rhydon into Rhyperior if it is held while traded. Afterwards, return to 1F and this time use the right-hand stairs to reach the east side of B1F.

On the right-hand side of B1F, you will face one Trainer and find some more items, including another hidden Star Piece. Make sure to keep an eye on your bearings here since it is easy to get lost in this maze. You need to stay on the correct path to find the items and get to the small elevator that will take you down to B2F. Once again, there are two pathways. Since Riley can be found by taking the left stairs, let's go right first so afterwards Riley can heal your team.


Iron Island B2F Left
Iron Island B2F Right

Here on B2F, you will find Onix's evolved form Steelix.

In the right side of B2F is where you will face two Trainers and also find TM23 (Iron Tail). If you follow the path that leads to the other side of where the TM was found and use your Dowsing Machine, you will find yet another hidden Star Piece.

Once you reach the left side of B2F, Riley will team up with you to investigate the mystery of a disturbance here in the mine. Just like Cheryl and Mira, he will heal your team after every battle. Therefore, you should train as much as possible while he is with you.

Remember, like all Multi Battle situations, two wild Pokémon will appear at once and you can't catch a wild Pokémon unless you knock the other out. Since the Trainers in this room are positioned to where you could face them in a Double Battle, do not waste the opportunity to do so if you wish.

Just like B1F's east room, B2F's west room is also a maze so make sure to get your bearings for collecting items or facing Trainers. Your real targets are the two Galactic Grunts in the south area of the room, and Riley will leave after you face them. After defeating Workers Brendon and Quentin head southwest and follow the path to reach a ledge above them and then use the Dowsing Machine to find a fourth hidden Star Piece. Also in the southeastern area down some small stairs, the Dowsing Machine will reveal a hidden item, the Iron Plate.

After getting past the somewhat tricky Ace Trainer duo Jonah and Brenda, you'll find the Galactic Grunts— the disturbance in the cave.

After you defeat the grunts, Riley will thank you for your help and will give you a Pokémon Egg containing Riolu, Lucario's pre-evolution. As long as you remembered to only bring five Pokémon with you, there should be no problem; if not, you'll have to return to Canalave City first to empty a slot in your team and then backtrack to get the Egg.

All that's left is taking the elevator down and entering the final room.

Final Area

Iron Island final area
The empty Registeel room

Use the elevator here to go back up to ground level and you'll find the Shiny Stone, for evolving Togetic into Togekiss or Roselia into Roserade. Since you can only get one of these the regular way, you'll have to raise a Pokémon that has Pickup as far as Level 41 to have a chance of getting another Shiny Stone.

Also, you'll find the entrance to the Iron Ruins, which will become a shrine to Registeel if you have an event Regigigas. If not, it will be an empty room where you can find a Metal Coat. Even if you do have the event Regigigas, you won't be able to face Registeel until you have the National Pokédex.

Anyway, leave here and return to Canalave City so you can have your Gym battle. If you have time, it is recommended to hatch the Egg and raise Riolu's happiness factor to evolve it since Lucario can be of great use for the next two Gym battles, especially since it learns Aura Sphere at Level 37. Just remember, Riolu only evolves during the daytime once its happiness factor has been raised high enough.

← Part 12 Celestic Town, Fuego Ironworks, Route 219, Route 220
Canalave Gym, Lake Valor, Lake Verity, Route 211 Part 14 →
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