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Stark Mountain

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Stark Mountain ハードマウンテン
Hard Mountain
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Stark Mountain Exterior Pt.png
Map description: A rugged, seemingly indestructible rock mountain that is thickly blanketed by the volcanic ash it spews.
Inside the mountain, fissures in spilled and hardened lava form enormous caverns.
Location: End of Route 227
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Stark Mountain Map.png
Location of Stark Mountain in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Stark Mountain (Japanese: ハードマウンテン Hard Mountain) is home to the legendary Pokémon Heatran. The Pokémon is only available on the second visit to the mountain, after talking to Buck's grandfather in the Survival Area. Players are required to have Pokémon with Strength and Rock Smash to proceed through the volcano. After encountering their rival in the entrance, players will find Buck inside, who will go with them through the mountain to the entrance of Heatran's room.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Buck will take the Magma Stone from Heatran's room, but later returns it after being advised by his grandfather in the Survival Area to do so.

In Pokémon Platinum, Charon takes control of Team Galactic and travels through Stark Mountain to take the Magma Stone and capture Heatran. Once the player follows Charon to Heatran's room, with the aid of Buck, Looker arrests Charon and takes the Magma Stone. Buck later returns the Magma Stone after he and the player accompany Looker outside the mountain.

Geography

Exterior

Stark Mountain's exterior changes between Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum, however, both maintain the heated feel of the mountain. The road ascends in a huge contour up the mountain and, at that point, Route 227 ends and the exterior of Stark Mountain begins. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a huge clearing opens up that contains a large patch of tall grass. The entrance to the interior of the mountain can be found to the west.

In Pokémon Platinum, the exterior is more complex and the path winds around pools of bubbling lava. It is darker and aesthetic features have been enhanced. The large patch of tall grass is still present, but it is not as big. By going northwest, an item can be found in an indented section of track. By traveling to the northeastern corner, a path will open up. By following it, the road will lead through two pools of smoking, bubbling lava around another bend to the entrance of the interior of the mountain.

Buck

After the player crosses the planks they will encounter Buck, who will ask them to investigate a bunch of goons in space suits who are up to no good at the mountain while he returns to the Pokémon Center to heal. After the player enters the inside of Stark Mountain, Buck will return and accompany the player through the cave. Like the other Stat Trainers, Buck will fully heal all of the player's Pokémon after each battle.



Items

Outside

Item Location Games
Bag Ether Sprite.png Ether Northeast corner of the grass patch outside  D  P 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir In a corner northeast of the grass patch outside  Pt 
Bag Life Orb Sprite.png Life Orb Southwest corner of the exterior (requires Rock Climb)  D  P  Pt 

Entrance

Strength and Rock Smash are required to reach all of the items in this area.

Item Location Games
Bag Escape Rope Sprite.png Escape Rope Southwest corner (requires Strength)  D  P  Pt 
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up Southeast corner (requires Strength)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Burn Heal Sprite.png Burn Heal Northwest corner (requires Strength)  D  P 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal Northwest corner (requires Strength)  Pt 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore East of entrance to second room (requires Strength and Rock Smash)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir In the wall north of the Full Restore (requires Strength and Rock Smash) (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece In the wall north of the Full Restore (requires Strength and Rock Smash) (hidden)  Pt 

Main Cavern

In addition to any HMs listed below, HM04 (Strength) and HM06 (Rock Smash) are required to reach this area.

Item Location Games
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion On small boulder west of Buck (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy At end of pit west of Ace Trainers Keenan and Kassandra  D  P  Pt 
Bag Flame Plate Sprite.png Flame Plate On the west side, at the end of a dead-end path, in the wall (hidden)  D  P  Pt 
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 (Overheat) South of Ace Trainers Stefan and Jasmin (requires Strength)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium In pit north of Bird Keeper Krystal and Black Belt Ray  D  P  Pt 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal On small boulder west of Ace Trainers Abel and Monique (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Near the south side, west of the Iron Ball (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Iron Ball Sprite.png Iron Ball End of pit west of Psychics Chelsey and Sterling  D  P  Pt 
Bag Zinc Sprite.png Zinc On the east side, in a single rock northeast of Ace Trainers Abel and Monique (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Stardust Sprite.png Stardust On the east side, in a single rock northeast of Ace Trainers Abel and Monique (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron On a small boulder southwest of Veteran Harlan (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Iron Sprite.png Iron Near the northeast corner, at the end of a raised dead-end path (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Northwest of Veteran Harlan  D  P  Pt 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive On a small boulder northeast of Bird Keeper Krystal and Black Belt Ray (hidden)  D  P 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece On a small boulder northeast of Bird Keeper Krystal and Black Belt Ray (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Fire Stone Sprite.png Fire Stone On a large boulder in the northwest corner of the room (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  Pt 
Bag Max Elixir Sprite.png Max Elixir South end of pit northwest of Ace Trainers Abel and Monique (requires Rock Climb)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Far northeast corner of room (requires Rock Climb)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Atop hill northwest of Bird Keeper Krystal and Black Belt Ray (requires Rock Climb)  D  P  Pt 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Near the southwest corner, in an area between two rocks west of Ace Trainers Keenan and Kassandra (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  Pt 

Pokémon

Outside

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
022 Fearow
D P Pt
Grass Grass
54-55 20% 20% 0%
022 Fearow
D P Pt
Grass Grass
55 0% 0% 10%
022 Fearow
D P Pt
Grass Grass
51,53 20% 20% 0%
022 Fearow
D P Pt
Grass Grass
53 0% 0% 10%
042 Golbat
D P Pt
Grass Grass
54 0% 0% 10%
042 Golbat
D P Pt
Grass Grass
51 0% 0% 10%
075 Graveler
D P Pt
Grass Grass
54,56 15% 15% 0%
075 Graveler
D P Pt
Grass Grass
56 0% 0% 5%
075 Graveler
D P Pt
Grass Grass
51,53 15%
110 Weezing
D P Pt
Grass Grass
55 10%
110 Weezing
D P Pt
Grass Grass
52 10%
111 Rhyhorn
D P Pt
Grass Grass
22,24 5%
111 Rhyhorn
D P Pt
Grass Grass
52 5%
112 Rhydon
D P Pt
Grass Grass
55 20%
112 Rhydon
D P Pt
Grass Grass
54 20%
227 Skarmory
D P Pt
Grass Grass
56 5%
227 Skarmory
D P Pt
Grass Grass
53 5%
322 Numel
D P Pt
Grass Grass
22,24 5%
322 Numel
D P Pt
Grass Grass
51 5%
323 Camerupt
D P Pt
Grass Grass
55 20%
323 Camerupt
D P Pt
Grass Grass
53 20%
354 Banette
D P Pt
Grass Grass
54 0% 0% 10%
Special Pokémon
207 Gligar
D P Pt
Emerald Dual-slot
Emerald
22 8%
240 Magby
D P Pt
LeafGreen Dual-slot
LeafGreen
22 8%
324 Torkoal
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
24,55 22%
324 Torkoal
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
51-53 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.

Entrance

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
042 Golbat
D P Pt
Cave Cave
54 10%
042 Golbat
D P Pt
Cave Cave
52 20%
067 Machoke
D P Pt
Cave Cave
56 10%
074 Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
25,27 5%
075 Graveler
D P Pt
Cave Cave
55 20%
075 Graveler
D P Pt
Cave Cave
51,53 15%
095 Onix
D P Pt
Cave Cave
54 5%
110 Weezing
D P Pt
Cave Cave
56 10%
110 Weezing
D P Pt
Cave Cave
51,53 15%
111 Rhyhorn
D P Pt
Cave Cave
52 5%
112 Rhydon
D P Pt
Cave Cave
54 20%
218 Slugma
D P Pt
Cave Cave
25,27 5%
218 Slugma
D P Pt
Cave Cave
52 5%
219 Magcargo
D P Pt
Cave Cave
55-56 30%
219 Magcargo
D P Pt
Cave Cave
54 20%
323 Camerupt
D P Pt
Cave Cave
56 5%
Special Pokémon
240 Magby
D P Pt
LeafGreen Dual-slot
LeafGreen
25 8%
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.

Main Cavern

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
042 Golbat
D P Pt
Cave Cave
56 10%
042 Golbat
D P Pt
Cave Cave
53 10%
067 Machoke
D P Pt
Cave Cave
58 10%
074 Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
27,29 5%
075 Graveler
D P Pt
Cave Cave
57 20%
075 Graveler
D P Pt
Cave Cave
52,54 15%
095 Onix
D P Pt
Cave Cave
56 5%
109 Koffing
D P Pt
Cave Cave
53 5%
110 Weezing
D P Pt
Cave Cave
58 10%
110 Weezing
D P Pt
Cave Cave
52,54 15%
112 Rhydon
D P Pt
Cave Cave
55 10%
218 Slugma
D P Pt
Cave Cave
27,29 5%
218 Slugma
D P Pt
Cave Cave
53 5%
219 Magcargo
D P Pt
Cave Cave
57-58 30%
219 Magcargo
D P Pt
Cave Cave
53,55 40%
323 Camerupt
D P Pt
Cave Cave
58 5%
Special Pokémon
240 Magby
D P Pt
LeafGreen Dual-slot
LeafGreen
27 8%
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.

Heatran's room

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
485 Heatran
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
70 One
485 Heatran
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
50 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

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Outside

Trainer Pokémon
Dragon Tamer Darien
Dragon Tamer Darien
タケル Takeru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1920
130 Gyarados Lv.60
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Inside

Note: Trainers listed below may be battled either in Single or in Double Battle mode, optionally with Buck as the partner.

Trainer Pokémon
Ace Trainer Abel
Ace Trainer Abel
エイイチ Eiichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3540
142 Aerodactyl Lv.59
No item
Ace Trainer Monique
Ace Trainer Monique
コトミ Kotomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3420
115 Kangaskhan Lv.57
No item
217 Ursaring Lv.57
No item
Ace Trainer Keenan
Ace Trainer Keenan
マコト Makoto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3420
057 Primeape Lv.57
No item
324 Torkoal Lv.57
No item
Ace Trainer Kassandra
Ace Trainer Kassandra
レイコ Reiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3480
234 Stantler Lv.58
No item
455 Carnivine Lv.58
No item
Ace Trainer Stefan
Ace Trainer Stefan
ユウヤ Yūya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3420
246 Larvitar Lv.57
No item
219 Magcargo Lv.57
No item
Ace Trainer Jasmin
Ace Trainer Jasmin
シノブ Shinobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3540
452 Drapion Lv.59
No item
Bird Keeper Krystal
Bird Keeper Krystal
ソノコ Sonoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1760
085 Dodrio Lv.55
No item
022 Fearow Lv.55
No item
430 Honchkrow Lv.55
No item
Black Belt Ray
Black Belt Ray
リキト Rikito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1392
236 Tyrogue Lv.53
No item
105 Marowak Lv.57
No item
286 Breloom Lv.58
No item
Psychic Chelsey
Psychic Chelsey
ナナ Nana
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1856
178 Xatu Lv.56
No item
429 Mismagius Lv.58
No item
Psychic Sterling
Psychic Sterling
ユウ
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1856
343 Baltoy Lv.54
No item
326 Grumpig Lv.58
No item
Veteran Harlan
Veteran Harlan
トモゾウ Tomozō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4480
294 Loudred Lv.56
No item
232 Donphan Lv.56
No item
128 Tauros Lv.56
No item
Dragon Tamer Kenny
Dragon Tamer Kenny
ユウリ Yūri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1888
371 Bagon Lv.57
No item
372 Shelgon Lv.59
No item
Ace Trainer Skylar
Ace Trainer Skylar
ヒデユキ Hideyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3420
294 Loudred Lv.57
No item
409 Rampardos Lv.57
No item
Ace Trainer Natasha
Ace Trainer Natasha
ミサト Misato
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3360
206 Dunsparce Lv.56
No item
123 Scyther Lv.56
No item
105 Marowak Lv.56
No item
Dragon Tamer Drake
Dragon Tamer Drake
マサフミ Masafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1824
329 Vibrava Lv.57
No item
148 Dragonair Lv.57
No item
117 Seadra Lv.57
No item
Black Belt Jarrett
Black Belt Jarrett
タクマ Takuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1416
068 Machamp Lv.59
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

Outside

Trainer Pokémon
Dragon Tamer Darien
Dragon Tamer Darien
タケル Takeru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1920
149 Dragonite Lv.60
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.

Inside

Note: Trainers listed below may be battled either in Single or in Double Battle mode, optionally with Buck as the partner.






Trainer Pokémon
Ace Trainer Abel
Ace Trainer Abel
エイイチ Eiichi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3480
362 Glalie Lv.59
No item
169 Crobat Lv.60
No item
Ace Trainer Monique
Ace Trainer Monique
コトミ Kotomi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3480
405 Luxray Lv.58
No item
472 Gliscor Lv.58
No item
217 Ursaring Lv.59
No item
Ace Trainer Keenan
Ace Trainer Keenan
マコト Makoto
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3540
057 Primeape Lv.58
No item
354 Banette Lv.59
No item
125 Electabuzz Lv.58
No item
Ace Trainer Kassandra
Ace Trainer Kassandra
レイコ Reiko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3540
189 Jumpluff Lv.58
No item
181 Ampharos Lv.59
No item
095 Onix Lv.58
No item
Ace Trainer Stefan
Ace Trainer Stefan
ユウヤ Yūya
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3660
247 Pupitar Lv.58
No item
389 Torterra Lv.61
No item
Ace Trainer Jasmin
Ace Trainer Jasmin
シノブ Shinobu
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3660
452 Drapion Lv.61
No item
Bird Keeper Krystal
Bird Keeper Krystal
ソノコ Sonoko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1888
397 Staravia Lv.55
No item
022 Fearow Lv.57
No item
164 Noctowl Lv.59
No item
Black Belt Ray
Black Belt Ray
リキト Rikito
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1392
286 Breloom Lv.58
No item
454 Toxicroak Lv.58
No item
Psychic Chelsey
Psychic Chelsey
ナナ Nana
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1888
337 Lunatone Lv.57
No item
282 Gardevoir Lv.59
No item
Psychic Sterling
Psychic Sterling
ユウ
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1888
338 Solrock Lv.57
No item
475 Gallade Lv.59
No item
Veteran Harlan
Veteran Harlan
トモゾウ Tomozō
Reward: PokémonDollar.png4720
020 Raticate Lv.57
No item
426 Drifblim Lv.58
No item
275 Shiftry Lv.59
No item
Dragon Tamer Kenny
Dragon Tamer Kenny
ユウリ Yūri
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1824
371 Bagon Lv.57
No item
372 Shelgon Lv.57
No item
329 Vibrava Lv.57
No item
Ace Trainer Skylar
Ace Trainer Skylar
ヒデユキ Hideyuki
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3480
294 Loudred Lv.58
No item
409 Rampardos Lv.59
No item
279 Pelipper Lv.58
No item
Ace Trainer Natasha
Ace Trainer Natasha
ミサト Misato
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3480
040 Wigglytuff Lv.58
No item
308 Medicham Lv.58
No item
282 Gardevoir Lv.59
No item
Dragon Tamer Drake
Dragon Tamer Drake
マサフミ Masafumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1824
443 Gible Lv.57
No item
444 Gabite Lv.57
No item
148 Dragonair Lv.57
No item
Black Belt Jarrett
Black Belt Jarrett
タクマ Takuma
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
068 Machamp Lv.60
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 Outside Entrance Main Cavern Heatran's Room
Diamond Stark Mountain Exterior DP.png Stark Mountain Entrance DP.png Stark Mountain Main Cavern DP.png Stark Mountain Heatran DP.png
Pearl
Platinum Stark Mountain Exterior Pt.png
Stark Mountain Entrance Pt.png
Stark Mountain Main Cavern Pt.png
Stark Mountain Heatran Pt.png
 

In the TCG

Stark Mountain as depicted in the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Stark Mountain in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Stark Mountain St Legends Awakened Uncommon 135/146 Cry from the Mysterious Uncommon  
 

Trivia

  • While in the interior maze area, the game camera is zoomed out significantly, allowing the player to view more of the surrounding area.
  • The player cannot collect all of the items in the mountain during the first visit, as walking with Buck prevents the use of Rock Climb.
  • The Ace Trainers guarding TM50 ask "What is time?" and "What is space?", referencing Dialga and Palkia.
  • In Pokémon Platinum, if the player does not talk to Buck's grandfather in the Battleground after the Stark Mountain mission, then Heatran will not appear in its chamber should the player return to it.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 嚴酷山 Yán​kùShān (anime)
堅硬火山 Jiānyìng Huǒshān (DPA)
France Flag.png European French Mont Abrupt
Germany Flag.png German Kahlberg
Italy Flag.png Italian Monte Ostile
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하드마운틴 Hard Mountain
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Montaña Dura



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


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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