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Secret Key (Generation IV)

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The Secret Key (Japanese: ひみつのカギ Secret Key) is a key event item available in Pokémon Platinum. It is only obtainable through an event. It is shaped like Rotom's head, with the outline of its eyes and mouth visible under the coat of Rotom-orange plastic. The key's teeth look like the prongs of an electrical plug. It was the first of four event items in the Sinnoh-based games, being followed by the Member Card, Oak's Letter and Azure Flute.

The Secret Key opens up Rotom's Room at the Galactic Eterna Building in Eterna City after it has been cleared. It contains five appliances necessary for Rotom to change between its six forms. Rowan comes in when the player changes Rotom's form for the first time, explaining its history.

Flavor text

Games Description
Pt
HGSSBWB2W2*
A high-tech key that has to be used at a specific location. It emits a special electric signal to open a door.
XY* A high-tech key that has to be used at a specific location. It emits a special electronic signal to open a door.

Distribution

Players could obtain the Secret Key via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or from selected stores in certain countries. Japanese players could then share them to five other players of Platinum.

Game version Duration
Wi-Fi Specific locations
Japanese Sept. 28 to Nov. 4, 2008 Unknown
Jan. 16 to Mar. 2, 2009 Unknown
North American April 20 to May 12, 2009 April 19 to 26, 2009
PAL June 8 to July 19, 2009 June 25 to July 19, 2009 *
August 8 to 9, 2009 *
Korean July 6 to August 31, 2009 July 4 to 5, 2009
July 24 to 26, 2009

Wonder Card

Japanese

*ふしぎなカード 479MS.png
ひみつのカギ プレゼント
このカギをつかうばしょなど 
くわしくは ポケットモンスタ-オフィシャ
ルサイトで かくにんできるよ!
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/


North American

Wonder Card 479MS.png
Unlock the Secret!
For more info on how to use the Secret
Key, visit www.PokemonPlatinum.com.
Be sure to save your game after you
pick up the Secret Key at a Poké Mart.


PAL English

Wonder Card 479MS.png
The Secret Key!
Discover the secrets of ROTOM!
Eterna City may unlock the mystery!
Be sure to save your game after you
pick up the Secret Key at a Poké Mart.


Spanish

Wonder Card 479MS.png
¡La Llave Secreta!
¡Descubre los secretos de ROTOM!
¡La clave para desentrañar el misterio
puede ser Ciudad Vetusta! Asegúrate de guardar la partida cuando recojas
la Llave Secreta en la Tienda Pokémon.


Italian

Wonder Card 479MS.png
Ecco la Chiave Segreta!
Scopri i segreti di ROTOM! Evopoli
potrebbe svelare l'arcano! Ricorda di
salvare il gioco dopo aver ritirato la
Chiave Segreta in un Pokémon-Market.


German

Wonder Card 479MS.png
Der ?-Öffner wartet auf dich!
Entdecke ROTOMs Geheimnis!
In Ewigenau knackst du das Rätsel!
Vergiss nicht, deinen Spielstand zu
sichern, nachdem du den ?-Öffner im
Pokémon-Supermarkt abgeholt hast.


French

Wonder Card 479MS.png
La Clé Secrète!
Percez les secrets de MOTISMA! Et si
la solution se trouvait è Vestigion?
Allez tout d'abord récupérer la Clé
Secrète dans une Boutique Pokémon,
puis n'oubliez pas de sauvegarder.


Korean

Wonder Card 479MS.png
비밀의열쇠 선물
이 열쇠를 사용할 곳 등 자세한
내용은 포켓몬 공식 사이트에서
확인할 수 있습니다!
http://pokemonkorea.co.kr



In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Secret Key was featured in Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost), where it was found by Dia at the Old Chateau after his and Pearl's second encounter with Rotom. As the word "Eterna" was written into the key, they deduced that it must fit into something found in Eterna City. Following Rotom into the Galactic Eterna Building, they soon found a room labeled "Secret Room", and used the key to unlock its door, revealing that the room contained all of Rotom's electric appliances, giving it access to all of its forms.

Trivia

  • The Secret Key was both the first item that could be obtained over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and could be given to friends. However, this can only be done with the Japanese Wonder Card.
  • This item shares the same name as items found in Generations I and III.
  • This item is the first Generation IV event item to be distributed.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Clé Secrète
Germany Flag.png German  ?-Öffner
Italy Flag.png Italian Chiave Segreta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비밀의열쇠 Bimirui Yeolsoe
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ll. Secreta


See also

Bulbanews
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