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Lake Verity

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Lake Verity シンジこ
Shinji Lake
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Lake Verity Pt.png
Map description: One of the lakes that is symbolic of the water-rich Sinnoh region. There is an odd legend associated with it. It is possible to enter the cave underneath the lake from the island in the middle.
Location: West end of Route 201
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Lake Verity Map.png
Location of Lake Verity in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Lake Verity (Japanese: シンジこ Shinji Lake) is a location in the region of Sinnoh.

The lake, along with Lake Valor and Lake Acuity, is tied to the myth of the creation of the Pokémon world, specifically the creation of spirit.

The lake is home to Mesprit, the guardian of the lake and the Being of Emotion.

Early in the story of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the player and their rival come here after watching reports of a Red Gyarados on television in hopes of seeing something similarly amazing. This is also where the player will receive their first Pokémon in Sinnoh after being attacked by Starly. Within the cave in the center of the lake resides the legendary Pokémon, Mesprit.

In Platinum, instead, the player and rival meet Cyrus for the first time.

Halfway through the story, Mars of Team Galactic raids the lake and captures Mesprit.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 (Fire Blast) In the southeast corner of the western patch of grass (requires Surf)  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
396 Starly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50% 50% 40%
396 Starly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50%
399 Bidoof
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50% 50% 60%
399 Bidoof
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-30 90%
055 Golduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
118 Goldeen
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 35%
129 Magikarp
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 65%
119 Seaking
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 35%
130 Gyarados
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 65%
Swarm
283 Surskit
D P Pt
Swarm Swarm
2-5 40%
Gift Pokémon
387 Turtwig
D P Pt
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 Only one
390 Chimchar
D P Pt
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 Only one
393 Piplup
D P Pt
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 Only one
Special Pokémon
202 Wobbuffet
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
3-4 22%
337 Lunatone
D P Pt
Sapphire Dual-slot
Sapphire
4 8%
338 Solrock
D P Pt
Ruby Dual-slot
Ruby
4 8%
397 Staravia
D P Pt
FireRed, LeafGreen, or Emerald Dual-slot
FRLGE
4 4%
400 Bibarel
D P Pt
FireRed, LeafGreen, or Emerald Dual-slot
FRLGE
4 4%
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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2600
(with Galactic Grunt)
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2600
(wtih Galactic Grunt)
266 Silcoon Lv.32
No item
042 Golbat Lv.32
No item
431 Glameow Lv.32
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
434 Stunky Lv.32
No item
431 Glameow Lv.32
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1320
267 Beautifly Lv.31
No item
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Pokémon Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1460
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
042 Golbat Lv.33
No item
198 Murkrow Lv.36
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1460
453 Croagunk Lv.37
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
434 Stunky Lv.35
No item
228 Houndour Lv.35
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
228 Houndour Lv.34
No item
431 Glameow Lv.36
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.



Layout

Version Lake (with Cavern) Lake (Low) Cavern
Diamond Lake Verity DP.png Lake Verity Low DP.png Lake Verity Cavern DP.png
Pearl
Platinum Lake Verity Pt.png Lake Verity Low Pt.png Lake Verity Cavern Pt.png
 

In the anime

Lake Verity in the anime

Lake Verity was briefly visited by Dawn and Piplup in Following A Maiden's Voyage! At the lake they briefly encountered the projected soul of Mesprit.

In Strategy Begins at Home!, Team Rocket fish in the lake looking for Goldeen for the Goldeen Scoop booth at the Twinleaf Festival.

In The Needs of Three! a pink whirlpool appeared in the lake due to Pokémon Hunter J dropping the Galactic Bomb into Lake Valor. From this portal emerged Mesprit, who quickly teleported away to Lake Valor. This was witnessed by Professor Rowan and his aides.

Also in The Needs of the Three!, it was explained that Lake Verity, and indeed all three of Sinnoh's lakes, are the entrances to another world where the Lake Trio lives, and they do not actually live in the lakes themselves.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

When he was little, Diamond got lost by the lake while trying to find a Red Gyarados with Pearl. He suddenly noticed a mysterious glow over the lake and passed out, later to be found by Pearl and Pearl's father.

After Diamond, Pearl and Platinum decide to split up in order to stop Team Galactic, Diamond heads towards Lake Verity, where Team Galactic captures Mesprit in Mixing It Up with Machamp.

Trivia

  • After the battle between the player and the wild Starly in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a square of tall grass can be seen to have disappeared when the player and his/her friend walk out of the tall grass. It is where the briefcase which was taken away by Dawn/Lucas was originally. The square remains in Pokémon Platinum even though the same event did not occur in the game.
  • At each of Sinnoh's lakes, a TM can be found containing a powerful move of a different type. Lake Verity's TM is the Fire-type TM38 (Fire Blast).
  • Using the Dongle method, Bibarel and Staravia can be found at level 4, although Bidoof and Starly don't evolve until they reach level 15 and level 14, respectively.
  • Lake Verity's Japanese name shares the same Japanese name of Paul.
  • In the anime Lake Verity is much smaller than its game counterpart and the other lakes in anime, resembling more of a large pond.
  • The battle against Starly is impossible to lose as it will flee when player's starter is low on HP.
  • At the beginning of the game, the water level is too low to surf. After the events of Lake Valor, the water level rises due to Mesprit coming out of hiding, allowing the player to surf.

Name origin

Verity means "truth". This is related to Mesprit's status as the Emotion Pokémon, as the truth often conveys strong emotions.

Shinji may be taken from 心事 shinji (mind) or 真実 shinjitsu (truth).

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 心齊湖 Xīnqí
Finland Flag.png Finnish Verity-järvi
France Flag.png European French Lac Vérité
Germany Flag.png German See der Wahrheit
Italy Flag.png Italian Lago Verità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 진실호수 Jinsil Hosu
Poland Flag.png Polish Jezioro Prawdy
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Lago da Verdade
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Lago Veraz



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
201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215
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
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