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Distortion World

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Distortion World やぶれたせかい
Distortion World
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Alternate dimension
Region: None
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Distortion World Map.png
Location of Distortion World in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Distortion World (Japanese: やぶれたせかい Distortion World) is the name given to an alternate dimension in Pokémon Platinum and the true home of the legendary Pokémon Giratina.

In the games

It is first accessed when reaching the Spear Pillar, the summit of Mt. Coronet, to stop Team Galactic's plot to control Dialga and Palkia. When the lake guardians are unable to handle both of them, Giratina comes and swoops on Cyrus to stop him from destroying both worlds. After Cyrus is taken away by Giratina, the player must follow it and navigate the area with the help of Mesprit, Azelf, Uxie, and Cynthia. The Pokémon will guide the player in the Strength puzzle.

When in the Distortion World, Giratina will be in its true form, the Origin Forme. The Griseous Orb found here can be used to make Giratina assume this form outside of the Distortion World, where it would normally be in its Altered Forme.

Geography

Exploring the Distortion World

The Distortion World is said to be another universe or world parallel to the Pokémon world. Two known gateways to it exist: one at the top of Mt. Coronet on the Spear Pillar, and another in Turnback Cave.

More of the 3D capabilities of the DS are utilized in the Distortion World than elsewhere in Sinnoh. It is a dark place with platforms floating at many different angles. The world disobeys the normal laws of physics, creating an effect similar to the art of M. C. Escher: time does not flow and spatial relations are irregular, allowing the player to walk and surf on walls in any direction. Trees and rocks can simply grow out of the ground and then disappear. The player is able to go up a waterfall without having the move Waterfall or the Beacon Badge. This is possibly due to the fact that gravity is not normal in this world; therefore, no extra effort is needed by the Pokémon to climb the waterfall. Also, given how the player appears to be "surfing" on the waterfall's surface, it may be that the waterfall isn't being "climbed" at all. The only Pokémon known to inhabit the Distortion World is Giratina.

The world's rust-colored landmass is separated into tiny islands. Trees are spiky and incredibly tall, much like giant kelp. Beneath the floating land, there is a spinning whirlpool of spatial clouds.

Cynthia and Cyrus theorize that this world was created by Giratina as a balance for the real world.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Griseous Orb Sprite.png Griseous Orb Accessible via the Turnback Cave entrance  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
487O Giratina
Origin Forme
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
47 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Trainers



Effects in gameplay

The Journal entry after defeating Cyrus in the Distortion World

The Distortion World is the only place in which a Pokémon that has used Transform can assume Giratina's Origin Forme in Generation IV. Since in Generation IV only Giratina can hold the Griseous Orb, all Pokémon that transform into an Origin Forme Giratina will immediately become the Altered Forme outside of this area.

Battling Giratina here is the only instance in the Generation IV games where the battle scene does not include a platform graphic underneath the Pokémon.

Although time is said to not flow here, the game clock counting total gameplay time will still add time spent here and events affected by time, such as Eevee's evolution to Espeon or Umbreon, still occur.

After defeating Cyrus, the Journal entry for that day reads "Met Distortion World's Cyrus!".

Layout

Mt. Coronet

Version 1F B1F B2F
Platinum Distortion World 1F Pt.png Distortion World B1F Pt.png Distortion World B2F Pt.png
B3F B4F B5F
Distortion World B3F Pt.png Distortion World B4F upper Pt.png
Distortion World B4F lower Pt.png
Distortion World B5F.png
B6F B7F B7F Giratina's Area
Distortion World B6F.png Distortion World B7F.png Distortion World B7F Giratina Pt.png
 

Turnback Cave

Version Map
Platinum Distortion World Turnback Cave Pt.png
 

In the anime

Main article: Reverse World

The Reverse World is the anime counterpart to the Distortion World.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Distortion World in Pokémon Adventures

The Distortion World makes its first appearance at the Spear Pillar when Cyrus, leader of Team Galactic forces Dialga and Palkia to battle each other, causing a black hole to appear in the sky. Cyrus incorrectly assumes it is the new world that he had intended to create by having the two dragons fight each other but he was later corrected by Charon.

After Cyrus is defeated by Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Charon spies on the heroes as they leave to go take their fallen enemies and Cyrus to the hospital. The machine he is holding is taken by Gym Leader Byron, who accidentally puts it under the hole in sky. This causes a reaction and several black tentacles shoot out from the hole and pull Dialga, Palkia, and the unconscious Cyrus into it. A large serpentine Pokémon then glances at the Pokédex holders before leaving and the hole closing behind it.

Later, it is revealed the bodyguards of Platinum, Paka and Uji, were transported to another dimension by Saturn; Platinum assumes that the location they were transported to was the Distortion World and sets out to find information about it so she can rescue them. The Platinum chapter involves Platinum and her ally, International Police member Looker, going to the Battle Frontier to gather information about it.

Origin

The Distortion World entrance over Mt. Coronet

In interviews Junichi Masuda and Takeshi Kawachimaru did for G4, it was revealed that Giratina and the Distortion World are personifications of antimatter. The Distortion World's antimatter affects the real world's matter and vice versa, though they mentioned that antimatter is more fragile than matter.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 崩潰的世界 Collapsed World (DPA)
毀壞的世界 Destroyed World (Adventures)
France Flag.png French Monde Distorsion
Germany Flag.png German Zerrwelt
Italy Flag.png Italian Mondo Distorto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깨어진세계 Distortion World
Poland Flag.png Polish Zniekształcony Świat
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lumea Deformată
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mundo Distorsión


Sinnoh
Coal Badge.png Forest Badge.png Cobble Badge.png Fen Badge.png Relic Badge.png Mine Badge.png Icicle Badge.png Beacon Badge.png
Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Routes
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216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230
Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal TerminalRavaged Path
Floaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe UndergroundWayward CaveMt. Coronet
Amity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsLake Valor (Lakefront) • Great MarshPokémon Mansion
Fuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory RoadPal ParkBattle Zone
Battle Park (Tower)/FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint TempleSpring PathSendoff SpringTurnback Cave
Fullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World


Game locations of legendary Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus CaveUnknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh Ruins

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