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List of Trainer tips

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Trainer Tips (Japanese: お得(おとく)掲示板(けいじばん) interesting bulletin boards) are signposts in the core series Pokémon games containing hints of game elements to aid beginning players in their journey.

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List of Trainer Tips

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Viridian City

  • The battle moves of Pokémon are limited by their Power Points, PP. To replenish PP, rest your tired Pokémon at a Pokémon Center!
  • Catch Pokémon and expand your collection! The more you have, the easier it is to fight!

Pewter City

  • Any Pokémon that takes part in battle, however short, earns EXP!

Cerulean City

  • Pressing B Button during evolution cancels the whole process.

Celadon City

  • X Accuracy boosts the accuracy of techniques! Dire Hit jacks up the likelihood of critical hits! Get your items at Celadon Dept. Store!

Saffron City

  • New Great Ball offers improved capture rates. Try it on those hard-to-catch Pokémon.
  • Full Heal cures all ailments like sleep and burns. It costs a bit more, but it's more convenient.

Viridian Forest

  • Weaken Pokémon before attempting capture! When healthy, they may escape!
  • For poison, use Antidote! Get it at Pokémon Marts!
  • If you want to avoid battles, stay away from grassy areas!
  • Contact Prof. Oak via PC to get your Pokédex evaluated.
  • No stealing of Pokémon from other trainers! Catch only wild Pokémon!

Route 13

  • Look to the left of that post!

Route 17

  • All Pokémon are unique. Even Pokémon of the same type and level grow at different rates.
  • Press the A or B Button to stay in place while on a slope.

Safari Zone

  • Press the Start Button to check remaining time!
  • The remaining time declines only while you walk!
  • Win a free HM for finding the Secret House!
  • Pokémon hide in tall grass! Zigzag through grassy areas to flush them out.
  • Zone Exploration Campaign! The Search for the Secret House!
  • The Secret House is still ahead!

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Blackthorn City

  • A Pokémon holding a MiracleBerry will cure itself of any status problem.

Route 30

  • No stealing other people's Pokémon! Poké Balls are to be thrown only at wild Pokémon!

Route 34

  • Berry trees grow new Berries every day. Make a note of which trees bear which Berries.

National Park

  • Print out Mail by opening it then pressing start.

Route 36

  • Pokémon stats vary--even within the same species. Their stats may be similar at first. However, differences will become pronounced as the Pokémon grow.

Route 37

  • Use Dig to return to the entrance of any place. It is convenient for exploring caves and other landmarks.

Route 38

  • If a Pokémon is trying to evolve, you can stop it. Press the B Button during evolutions. That startles the Pokémon and stops its evolution.

Route 39

  • Use Headbutt on trees to shake Pokémon out. Different kinds of Pokémon drop out of trees. Use Headbutt on any tree you see!

Route 43

  • All Pokémon have pros and cons depending on their types. If their types differ, a higher-level Pokémon may lose in battle. Learn which types are strong and weak against your Pokémon's type.

Route 13

  • Look! Right there, at the left side of the post.

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Petalburg Woods

  • Any Pokémon that appears even once in a battle is awarded EXP Points. To raise a weak Pokémon, put it at the top of the team list. As soon as a battle starts, switch it out. It will earn EXP Points without being exposed to any harm.
  • In addition to Hit Points (HP), Pokémon have Power Points (PP) that are used to make moves during battle. If a Pokémon runs out of PP, it must be taken to a Pokémon Center.

Route 104

  • In the Hoenn region there are pairs of Trainers who challenge others for 2-on-2 Pokémon battles called Double Battles. In a Double Battles, the Trainers must send out two Pokémon, the one at the left of the list and top one. Watch how Pokémon are lined up.

Route 106

  • Advice on catching Pokémon with a Rod: Press the A Button if you get a bite.

Route 109

  • Pokémon at the same level may not always have identical stats. Pokémon raised by Trainers are said to grow stronger than wild Pokémon.

Route 110

  • The foe can be made helpless by paralyzing it or causing it to sleep. It is an important technique for Pokémon battles.
  • The items in the Bag can be reorganized by pressing Select.

Route 111

  • One of the indicators of a Pokémon's powerfulness is Sp. Atk. It stands for "Special Attack." Likewise, Sp. Def stands for "Special Defense."

Route 113

You may register one of the Key items in your Bag as select. Simply press select to use the registered item conveniently.

Route 116

  • If you want to stop a Pokémon from evolving, press the B Button while it is trying to evolve. The startled Pokémon will stop. This is called an evolution cancel.
  • Your Bag has several Pockets. Items you obtain are automatically placed in the appropriate Pockets. No Trainer can afford to be without a Bag of their own.

Route 119

  • Up to sixteen decorations and furniture items can be placed in a Secret Base. Pick your favorite items and create your very own Secret Base exactly the way you want.

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pallet Town

  • Press start to open the menu!

Viridian City

  • The battle moves of Pokémon are limited by their Power Points, PP. To replenish PP, rest your tired Pokémon at a Pokémon Center.
  • Catch Pokémon and expand you collection. The more you have, the easier it is to battle.

Pewter City

  • All Pokémon that appear in battle, however briefly, earn EXP Points.

Cerulean City

  • A Pokémon can be made to hold an item. Some items can even be used by the holding Pokémon in battle.

Celadon City

  • X Accuracy boosts the accuracy of techniques. Dire Hit jacks up the likelihood of critical hits. Get your items at the Celadon Dept. Store!
  • Guard Spec. protects Pokémon from status-reduction moves during battle. Get your items at the Celadon Dept. Store!

Saffron City

  • The new Great Ball offers improved catching rates. Try it on those hard-to-catch Pokémon.
  • Full Heal cures all ailments like burns, paralysis, poisoning, freezing, and sleep. It costs a bit more, but it's more convenient than buying other items.

Viridian Forest

  • Weaken Pokémon before attempting capture! When healthy, they may escape!
  • If your Pokémon are weak and you want to avoid battles, stay away from grassy areas!
  • Contact Prof. Oak via a PC to get your Pokédex evaluated!
  • You can't catch a Pokémon that belongs to someone else. Throw Poké Balls only at wild Pokémon to catch them!

Route 13

  • Use select to switch items in the items window.
  • Look, look! Look to the left of that post!

Route 17

  • All Pokémon are unique. Even Pokémon of the same Pokémon and level grow at different rates.
  • Press the B Button to stay in place while on a slope.

Safari Zone

  • Press start to check remaining time.
  • The remaining time declines only while you walk.
  • Win a free HM for finding the Secret House.
  • Pokémon hide in tall grass. Zigzag through grassy areas to flush them out.
  • Zone Exploration Campaign! The Search for the Secret House!
  • The Secret House is still ahead.

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Route 201

  • Don't be shy! Talk to anyone and everyone you happen to see. By talking to people, you will get invaluable information and advice.

Route 202

  • All Pokémon that are involved in a battle earn Exp. Points! The more your Pokémon battle, the stronger they will become.

Route 203

  • Pokémon moves use energy called Power Points, or PP for short. If the PP of moves runs low, head for any Pokémon Center.
  • If a Pokémon is about to evolve, it can be instantly stopped. Press the B Button during evolution to startle the Pokémon into stopping. That is how evolution can be canceled.

Route 205

  • The items placed in your Bag are automatically sorted to the appropriate pockets. It's very convenient! It's a Trainer's best friend!

Eterna Forest

  • 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!

Route 207

  • Pokémon may become immobilized if they are asleep or paralyzed. If it happens to your Pokémon, it could be disastrous. If your opponent's Pokémon can't move, it's a big opportunity!

Route 208

  • After a Berry is planted, watch the color of the soil. If the soil is dark, it means it has plenty of moisture. If the soil is lighter in color, water it with your Sprayduck.

Route 209

  • You may register one of the Key Items in your Bag for instant use. Simply press the Y button to use the registered item instantly.

Route 211

  • Even Veterans can get lost inside of Mt. Coronet. Trainers should check their supply of medicine and items before trying to venture through.

Route 212

  • The items in the Bag can be reorganized by pressing select.
  • If you get stuck in the bog, you can count on being there a while. There's no need to panic. Just struggle and squirm for a bit. Bicycles cannot be ridden on the marshy ground, incidentally.

Route 215

  • Pokémon attacks are classified as being either physical or special. A physical attack is based on the Attack stat of the Pokémon. Likewise, a special attack is based on the Special Attack stat.

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Blackthorn City

  • Wild Pokémon will appear regularly if you don't run, but walk quietly in the tall grass. If your party Pokémon are tired, it is better to avoid running, and go straight to a Pokémon Center.

Route 30

  • No stealing other people's Pokémon! Poké Balls are to be thrown only at wild Pokémon!

Ilex Forest

  • Ilex Forest is so overgrown with trees that you can't see the sky. Please watch out for items that may have been dropped.

Route 34

Route 36

  • The same kind of Pokémon may look the same, but they can grow differently. Their strengths may look the same in the beginning, but those strengths can change as they grow.

Route 37

  • The move Dig can take you back to the entrance when you use it. If you want to explore a cave or something similar, a Pokémon with Dig will be quite useful.

Route 38

  • If a Pokémon is trying to evolve, you can stop it. Press the B Button during evolution. That startles the Pokémon and stops its evolution.

Route 39

  • Use Headbutt on trees to shake Pokémon out. Different kinds of Pokémon drop out of trees. Use Headbutt on any tree you see!

Route 43

  • All Pokémon have pros and cons depending on their types. If their types differ, a higher-level Pokémon may lose in battle. Learn which types are strong or weak against your Pokémon's type.

Route 13

  • Look! Right there, at the east side of the post.

Pokémon Black and White

Nimbasa City

  • Games occur at specific times in Big Stadium and Small Court! You might be able to have a Pokémon battle with your favorite athlete!
  • The Musical Theater is always looking for participants! You might get more wonderful Props if you participate repeatedly!

Opelucid City

  • Mayor Drayden will teach you if he recognizes you as a strong Trainer. Visit his home to learn the most powerful Dragon-type move!

Route 1

  • Make an effort to talk to all the people you meet during your journey! Chances are they will have something useful to tell you.

Route 2

  • Pokémon that participate in battle receive Exp. Points. Have your Pokémon battle often, and make them stronger and stronger!

Route 3

  • The Pokémon placed in the upper left of the Pokémon list is important! The Pokémon set there is the first out when a Pokémon battle starts!

Pinwheel Forest

  • A forest is likely to contain many well-hidden items! They may be hard to find, so look carefully!

Route 4

  • Pokémon have a source of energy for using moves. It's called PP, meaning Power Points. They have PP for each move. When a move has no PP remaining, that Pokémon cannot use that move. That's a good time to head for the Pokémon Center!

Route 5

  • There are different Cases for each type of item. Items are placed automatically in the correct Case by their type. The name of the Case tells you what type of items will be kept there.

Route 6

  • You can register certain items with the Y Button to use them easily! Look for a square checkbox beside the name of a Key Item.

Route 7

  • The number of Exp. Points you get after a battle is based on levels.When your Pokémon is weaker than its opponent, it will get more. But if your Pokémon is stronger, it won't get many.

Route 8

  • Press SELECT to change the location of items in the Bag! Poink!

Route 9

  • Try pressing SELECT while organizing your PC Box. It'll let you move your Pokémon around more easily!

Route 12

  • Even the same kind of Pokémon can have different Abilities. Even if you've caught it before, try to catch another one!

Route 13

  • While you are using the Xtransceiver, if you press left, right, up, or down on the +Control Pad, the appearance of the screen changes in varied ways!

Route 14

  • Change your type on the Trainer Card to change how other players see you. You'll look different to others in the Union Room and the Tag Log! Match it with your introduction or character to show your individuality!
  • The maximum number of Boxes is now 24! In other words, you can store 720 Pokémon!

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Nimbasa City

  • Games occur at specific times in Big Stadium and Small Court! You might be able to have a Pokémon battle with your favorite athlete!
  • The Musical Theater is always looking for participants! You might get more wonderful Props if you participate repeatedly!

Opelucid City

  • Mayor Drayden will teach you if he recognizes you as a strong Trainer. Visit his home to learn the most powerful Dragon-type move!

Route 1

  • Make an effort to talk to all the people you meet during your journey! Chances are they will have something useful to tell you.

Route 2

  • Pokémon that participate in battle receive Exp. Points. Have your Pokémon battle often and make them stronger!

Route 3

  • Tap the yellow button at the top of a PC box to switch to Group Move mode. It lets you move groups of Pokémon in your PC Boxes.

Pinwheel Forest

  • A forest is likely to contain many well-hidden items! They may be hard to find, so look carefully!

Route 4

  • Pokémon have a source of energy for using moves. It's called PP, meaning Power Points. They have PP for each move. When a move has no PP remaining, that Pokémon cannot use that move. That's a good time to head for the Pokémon Center!

Route 5

  • There are different Cases for each type of item. Items are placed automatically in the correct Case by their type. The name of the Case tells you what type of items will be kept there. Also, you can place anything in Free Space, no matter what it is. So you can keep items you often use in one place.

Route 6

  • You can register certain items with the Y Button to use them easily! Look for a square check box beside the name of a Key Item.

Route 7

  • The number of Exp. Points you get after a battle is based on levels. When your Pokémon is weaker than its opponent, it will get more. But if your Pokémon is stronger, it won't get as many.

Route 8

  • Press SELECT to change the location of items in the Bag! Poink!

Route 9

  • One kind of Pokémon can have different Abilities. Try to catch Pokémon you've already caught before!

Route 12

  • Try pressing SELECT while organizing your PC Box. It'll let you move your Pokémon around more easily! The more Pokémon you deposit, the more Boxes you'll have.

Route 13

  • Change your type on the Trainer Card to change how other players see you. You'll look different to others in the Union Room and the Tag Log! Match it with your introduction or character to show your individuality!

Route 14

  • While you are using the Xtransceiver, press a direction on the +Control Pad. The appearance of the screen will change in varied ways!
  • The maximum number of Boxes is now 24! In other words, you can store 720 Pokémon!

Route 19

  • Make an effort to talk to all the people you meet during your journey! Chances are they will have something useful to tell you.

Pokémon X and Y

Aquacorde Town‎

  • Pokémon gain Experience Points and grow stronger by battling.

Santalune City

  • The first Pokémon to appear in battle will be the one in the upper-left hand corner of the list!

Cyllage City

  • To teach a Pokémon a move from a TM, open your Bag and go the TMs & HMs Pocket. From there, choose the TM that contains the move you want to teach your Pokémon. Once you've done that, you'll be able to select a Pokémon that can learn the move. All that's left is to confirm your selection, and your Pokémon will learn that move!

Route 7

  • In "Summary," you can change the position of the moves your Pokémon knows. Hold the stylus down on a move, and slide it to the new position!

Route 8

  • You can change the position of a Pocket in the Bag menu by holding the stylus down on its icon and moving it.

Route 9

  • You can immediately warp outside a cave you're in by using an Escape Rope!

Route 10

  • Tap a player's icon on the PSS! Then, tap the name to check that player's profile!

Route 11

  • When catching a Pokémon, sometimes the Poké Ball you throw will rock only once. This is called a "critical capture," and the more Pokémon you catch, the more likely it will occur.

Route 17

  • Some Pokémon may evolve if they gain a level while it is raining.

Route 22

  • In a battle, you can check your Pokémon's moves for details like power and accuracy ratings. Just hold down the L Button before selecting a move!

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Petalburg Woods

  • Any Pokémon that appears even once in a battle is awarded Exp. Points. To raise a weak Pokémon, put it at the top of the team list. As soon as a battle starts, switch it out. It will earn Exp. Points without being exposed to any harm.
  • In addition to Hit Points (HP), Pokémon have Power Points (PP) that are used to make moves during battle. If a Pokémon runs out of PP, it must be taken to a Pokémon Center.

Route 104

  • There are pairs of Trainers who challenge others for two-on-two Pokémon battles called Double Battles. In a Double Battle, the Trainers must send out two Pokémon, the ones at the top left and the top right of their list. Pay attention to how you array the Pokémon in your list!

Route 106

  • The trick to catching Pokémon with a rod is to press the A Button as soon as you get a bite.

Route 109

  • Pokémon at the same level may not always have identical stats. Pokémon raised by Trainers are said to grow stronger than wild Pokémon.

Route 110

  • You can immobilize the opposing Pokémon by paralyzing it or causing it to sleep. It is an important technique for Pokémon battles.
  • The order of items can be changed by pressing START on the Bag menu.

Route 111

  • One of the indicators of a Pokémon's potential power is its Sp. Atk stat. Sp. Atk stands for Special Attack. It affects the strength of special moves. Likewise, Sp. Def or Special Defense stat protects against special moves!

Route 113

  • The Ready button lets you use items quickly. Register items for quick use by opening the Key Items pocket of your Bag and selecting them with the A Button. To use registered items, press the Y Button. You can register up to four items.

Route 116

  • If you want to stop a Pokémon from evolving, press the B Button while it is trying to evolve. The startled Pokémon will stop. This is called an Evolution cancel.
  • Your Bag has several Pockets. Items you obtain are automatically placed in the appropriate Pockets. No Trainer can afford to be without a Bag.

Route 119

  • If you get stuck in a Secret Base, use an Escape Rope, and you can be out of your pickle in no time!

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