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Eterna Forest

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Eterna Forest ハクタイのもり
Hakutai Forest
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Eterna Forest Pt.png
Map description: A forest enveloped in chilly air. Thick stands of trees turn the forest into a natural maze.
Deep in the forest is the Old Chateau. It is falling into disrepair after being abandoned by its owner.
Location: West of Eterna City
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Eterna Forest Map.png
Location of Eterna Forest in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

The Eterna Forest (Japanese: ハクタイのもり Hakutai Forest) is a forest located in the Sinnoh region. It must be traversed in order to reach Eterna City when traveling from Jubilife City.

Located in the middle of Route 205, the Eterna Forest is similar to Kanto's Viridian Forest. It is a forest enveloped in chilly air. Thick stands of trees turn the forest into a natural maze. The Eterna Forest is home to many Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon and one of the only two places in Sinnoh to catch MurkrowD and MisdreavusP, the other place being Lost Tower.

A mossy rock can be found on the far west side. It facilitates the evolution of Eevee into Leafeon.

Geography

Interior structure

The Eterna Forest has a reputation for being a mysterious place, from the abandoned Old Chateau to the strange Moss Rock. The Eterna Forest is a long and complex structure of trees that make it a natural maze, of where a lot of people get lost. The Eterna Forest has apparently been the location to numerous sighting of Team Galactic, for many unknown reasons. The Eterna Forest is home to many Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon, and is currently one of only two known places in the Pokémon world to find and catch Buneary, the other being Route 25 during swarms. The forest can be broken into three sections - the south western corner; the south eastern corner; and the north eastern corner.

There are several paths that can be taken to get to each entrance, however the most direct route from southern part of forest to the northern part of the forest can be taken by traveling east from the entry, through the tall grass, directly north to a small gap in the tree that travels east to the south eastern segment. If, however, the western road is taken, the route would lead to an Antidote, and the Moss Rock further north.

The next section of the forest is large than the first, as by traveling south, through the large patch of tall grass, the road lead to four sections of trees that are placed in a two by two pattern that allows the path to travel through the tree, in a similar "+" shape. There are several items scattered around the area, as well a few Trainers that are eager for a battle. By traveling north east, the road will soon lead to a large gap, where the road travels north to the north eastern segment.

The third segment turns east where a large square with a dense layer of trees hang in the middle. Simply traveling north through another patch of tall grass will clear the section. To the north is Old Chateau where Cut is need to clear the trees, and to the east is the eastern entry to the forest which has access to eastern Route 205, and Eterna City after that.

Moss Rock

Moss Rock
Main article: Moss Rock

A mossy rock is located on the far west side of the forest. It emits a kind of radiation, which extends to cover the entire forest. This causes Eevee to evolve into Leafeon when leveled up within the forest's boundaries except for the Old Chateau. The rock itself is located in the southeastern section of the forest near a formation of trees that resembles a sideways L. Directly to the trees' left is Moss Rock, surrounded by long grass.

Old Chateau

Main article: Old Chateau
Lucas and Gardenia outside the Old Chateau in Platinum

The Old Chateau is located in the north of the Eterna Forest, near the eastern entrance. To gain access to it, the player needs HM01 (Cut), which can only be used after defeating Gardenia in Eterna City. Inside one of its four bedrooms, there is a television, which, if interacted with at night (only after obtaining the National Pokédex in Diamond and Pearl), will initiate a battle with the only obtainable Rotom in the game. In the manga, it is the most scary place in the Eterna Forest according to Gardenia; she also mentions about the shadowy ghosts and figurines residing inside the chateau.

Outside the old mansion, the Insect Plate can be found hidden in the wall next to the Old Chateau. Inside the mansion contains a variety of rare items including a Rare Candy, the Dread Plate, and the exclusive Old Gateau.

Upon entering, the Old Chateau appears to be old and abandoned. The first room encountered is the foyer, which has two flights of stairs both leading to the first floor. There are also four bedrooms that can be accessed to by traveling further up the first floor. In one of the rooms there is a television that is on and displaying a plain, white, flickering screen. There is also a portrait in another room; glowing red eyes appear on it that will stare at people when their back is turned and will disappear when faced.

What seem to be the ghosts of a little girl and a butler appear in a bedroom on the first floor and in the dining hall, respectively.

Additional path

Once HM01 (Cut) is able to be used outside of battle, players may take a shortcut around the forest that provides quick access between the northern and southern portions of Route 205. On the path there is a woman who will give the player a Big Tree. There is also a patch of soil suitable for growing Berries and a Honey Tree.

Cheryl

Dawn and Cheryl battling wild Budew and Buneary

When the player first enters the forest, Cheryl will be waiting, and ask the player if he or she will accompany her through the forest, fearing Team Galactic's possible interference. After this, all battles in the Eterna Forest will be Double Battles, including encounters with wild Pokémon. Her company is very useful - after every battle, Cheryl will completely heal the player's party. However, during battles with wild Pokémon a little problem appears: the player can throw a Poké Ball only when there is one Pokémon left, and thus Chansey's Egg Bomb may accidentally knock out the Pokémon the player wants to catch. In Pokémon Platinum, she gives the player a Soothe Bell as a parting gift.



Items

Inside the forest

Item Location Games
Bag Antidote Sprite.png Antidote Left of the bottom entrance  D  P  Pt 
Bag Paralyze Heal Sprite.png Parlyz Heal North of Lass Briana  D  P  Pt 
Bag Great Ball Sprite.png Great Ball In the large patch of grass south of Psychics Lindsey and Elijah  D  P 
Bag Net Ball Sprite.png Net Ball In the large patch of grass south of Psychics Lindsey and Elijah  Pt 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion In the grass at the bottom-right corner of the forest  D  P  Pt 
Bag Honey Sprite.png Honey In the grass south-west of the cuttable trees leading to the Old Chateau  D  P 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Near the exit of the Eterna Forest  Pt 
Bag Insect Plate Sprite.png Insect Plate In the wall on the right side of the Old Chateau (requires Cut) (hidden)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether On the right side of the Old Chateau (requires Cut)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Soothe Bell Sprite.png Soothe Bell Gift from Cheryl at the exit  Pt 

Shortcut path outside the forest

This area requires Cut to be accessed:

Item Location Games
Bag Razz Berry Sprite.png Razz Berry x2 At the berry patch north of the woman  D  P  Pt 
Bag Bluk Berry Sprite.png Bluk Berry x2 At the berry patch north of the woman  D  P  Pt 
Bag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry At the berry patch north of the woman  D  P  Pt 
Bag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry At the berry patch north of the woman  D  P  Pt 
Accessory Big Tree Sprite.png Big Tree Gift from a woman on the shortcut path  D  P  Pt 
Bag Silver Powder Sprite.png SilverPowder West end of the trench  D  P  Pt 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM82 (Sleep Talk) East end of the trench  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
092 Gastly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
13 4%
163 Hoothoot
D P Pt
Grass Grass
12 0% 0% 10%
198 Murkrow
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-11 0% 0% 20%
200 Misdreavus
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-11 0% 0% 20%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-11 30% 30% 20%
265 Wurmple
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10 10% 10% 0%
266 Silcoon
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10 20%
266 Silcoon
D P Pt
Grass Grass
12 5%
267 Beautifly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-12 2%
267 Beautifly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
14 1%
268 Cascoon
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10 20%
268 Cascoon
D P Pt
Grass Grass
12 5%
269 Dustox
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-12 2%
269 Dustox
D P Pt
Grass Grass
14 1%
399 Bidoof
D P Pt
Grass Grass
12 10%
401 Kricketot
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10 10% 0% 10%
406 Budew
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-12 29% 29% 19%
406 Budew
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-12 30% 40% 30%
427 Buneary
D P Pt
Grass Grass
10-12 19%
427 Buneary
D P Pt
Grass Grass
11-13 24%
Swarm
287 Slakoth
D P Pt
Swarm Swarm
10-12 40%
Special Pokémon
010 Caterpie
D P Pt
FireRed Dual-slot
FireRed
13 4%
011 Metapod
D P Pt
FireRed Dual-slot
FireRed
13 4%
011 Metapod
D P Pt
FireRed Dual-slot
FireRed
12 8%
013 Weedle
D P Pt
LeafGreen Dual-slot
LeafGreen
13 4%
014 Kakuna
D P Pt
LeafGreen Dual-slot
LeafGreen
12 8%
014 Kakuna
D P Pt
LeafGreen Dual-slot
LeafGreen
13 4%
273 Seedot
D P Pt
Ruby Dual-slot
Ruby
12 8%
273 Seedot
D P Pt
Ruby Dual-slot
Ruby
13 8%
204 Pineco
D P Pt
Emerald Dual-slot
Emerald
12 8%
204 Pineco
D P Pt
Emerald Dual-slot
Emerald
13 8%
290 Nincada
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
10-12 22%
290 Nincada
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
11-14 22%
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

All Trainers in the Eterna Forest will face the player in tag battles, with two of them set to see the player at the same time. They can be fought normally if they are intentionally encountered individually.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Jack
Bug Catcher Jack
ヨウタ Yōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png208
265 Wurmple Lv.9
No item
266 Silcoon Lv.11
No item
267 Beautifly Lv.13
No item
Lass Briana
Lass Briana
カナコ Kanako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png224
417 Pachirisu Lv.14
No item
Psychic Lindsey
Psychic Lindsey
ヨリコ Yoriko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
063 Abra Lv.15
No item
Psychic Elijah
Psychic Elijah
アキフミ Akifumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
063 Abra Lv.15
No item
Bug Catcher Phillip
Bug Catcher Phillip
シンゴ Shingo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png208
265 Wurmple Lv.9
No item
268 Cascoon Lv.11
No item
269 Dustox Lv.13
No item
Bug Catcher Donald
Bug Catcher Donald
ミチオ Michio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png192
412 Burmy
Plant Cloak
Lv.12
No item
402 Kricketune Lv.12
No item
Psychic Kody
Psychic Kody
マキヤ Makiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
307 Meditite Lv.15
No item
Psychic Rachael
Psychic Rachael
リョウコ Ryōko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png480
054 Psyduck Lv.15
No item

Pokémon Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
Bug Catcher Jack
Bug Catcher Jack
ヨウタ Yōta
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
265 Wurmple Lv.11
No item
266 Silcoon Lv.13
No item
267 Beautifly Lv.15
No item
Lass Briana
Lass Briana
カナコ Kanako
Reward: PokémonDollar.png256
417 Pachirisu Lv.16
No item
Psychic Lindsey
Psychic Lindsey
ヨリコ Yoriko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
063 Abra Lv.17
No item
Psychic Elijah
Psychic Elijah
アキフミ Akifumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
063 Abra Lv.17
No item
Bug Catcher Phillip
Bug Catcher Phillip
シンゴ Shingo
Reward: PokémonDollar.png240
265 Wurmple Lv.11
No item
268 Cascoon Lv.13
No item
269 Dustox Lv.15
No item
Bug Catcher Donald
Bug Catcher Donald
ミチオ Michio
Reward: PokémonDollar.png224
412G Burmy
Sandy Cloak
Lv.14
No item
412S Burmy
Trash Cloak
Lv.14
No item
Psychic Kody
Psychic Kody
マキヤ Makiya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
307 Meditite Lv.17
No item
Psychic Rachael
Psychic Rachael
リョウコ Ryōko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png544
054 Psyduck Lv.17
No item

Layout

Version Exterior Interior
Diamond Eterna Forest Exterior DP.png Eterna Forest DP.png
Pearl
Platinum Eterna Forest Exterior Pt.png Eterna Forest Pt.png
 

In the anime

Eterna Forest at night

The Eterna Forest was featured in Some Enchanted Sweetening, The Grass-Type is Always Greener!, and An Angry Combeenation. Ash and his friends navigated it with Cheryl. The Amber Castle is believed to be located in the Eterna Forest which is a place where Combee create honey.

Trainer Tips

Trainer Tips!
In forests and caves, there are many
items on the ground that cannot be
seen in the murky darkness.
Take the time to search carefully!

Trivia

  • Eterna Forest is known in Diamond and Pearl as "the place where time stands still". As such, it is impossible to evolve Eevee into either of its time-based evolutions, Espeon and Umbreon. Similarly to Route 217, Eevee will only evolve into Leafeon here, due to the presence of the Moss Rock.
    • However, the light does change during the day (from morning to day, day to evening, evening to night, night to morning).
  • A Bug Catcher in front of the Eterna Forest will say there are lots of Poison-type Pokémon found there. However, only five Poison-type Pokémon can be encountered there, two of which can only be obtained by dual-slot mode (Weedle and Kakuna) and another which does not learn any Poison-type moves via leveling up (Gastly).
    • Additionally, all Poison-type Pokémon found here are dual-types with Poison as their secondary type.
  • All Generation III games with the exception of Pokémon Sapphire activate dual-slot mode within the Eterna Forest.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 百代森林 Bǎidài Sēnlín
Finland Flag.png Finnish Eterna-metsä
France Flag.png European French Forêt Vestigion
Germany Flag.png German Ewigwald
Italy Flag.png Italian Bosco Evopoli
South Korea Flag.png Korean 영원의숲 Yeong'weon-yi Sup
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Bosque Vetusto



Sinnoh
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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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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
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