Appendix:Platinum walkthrough/Section 10

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Veilstone City

Veilstone City

After traversing Route 215 and arriving in Veilstone City, it's time for you to explore the city. This is the home of the Veilstone Department Store, Galactic Veilstone Building, the Veilstone Game Corner, and, of course, the Veilstone Gym.

In the house directly north of the Pokémon Center, talk to the man there and he will give you a Porygon. Make sure you have a free slot in your party so you're able to receive it.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Gift Pokémon
137 Porygon
D P Pt
Gift Gift
25 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.

Game Corner

The building in the southern part of the city with glowing lights on it is the Game Corner. Here, you can collect Coins and then visit the Prize Exchange next door to get valuable items and TMs. To find the Coin Case, which you need to store the coins in, head in the direction of the Gym. There is a clown in one of the houses nearby who will give you a Coin Case if you get the correct answer in his game of coin toss. Also in the Prize Exchange building is a man who, if you talk to him while having a Pokémon with Hidden Power at the front of your party, will let you know what type Hidden Power's damage will represent.

Massage Lady

In the house next to the house where you find the Coin Case is the Massage Lady who will massage one of your Pokémon once per day and also find an Accessory. The massage also raises the Pokémon's happiness factor.

Veilstone Department Store

Veilstone has a Department Store in place of a conventional Poké Mart. Take the opportunity to stock up on supplies!

Inside, there is a lady to the left of the entrance who will give you a mask to be put in the Fashion Case. The mask will match Lucas/Dawn's starter Pokémon. The people at the reception counter on 1F sell items commonly found in Poké Marts.

A man behind the counter on 2F will give you the Counter Pokétch app. Battle items and Vitamins are sold here as well. On 3F, you can buy TMs. TM54 (False Swipe) can be useful if you plan to complete your Pokédex, as this attack won't knock out an opponent. Secret Base decorations are sold on 4F. On 5F, a man will give you a Sticky Barb. Inexpensive healing items can be bought from the vending machines on this floor, too.

Veilstone Gym

Veilstone Gym

After exploring Veilstone City, it's time for you to challenge the Gym for your fourth Badge. Before you enter the Gym, you'll encounter Professor Rowan's research assistant Lucas/Dawn. The Veilstone Gym Leader, Maylene, specializes in the Fighting type, and the most powerful Pokémon you'll face is Level 32. Fighting-types are weak to Psychic- and Flying-type attacks, but Maylene's Lucario is also weak to Fighting-, Fire-, and Ground-type attacks.

The Gym is a maze consisting of many punching bags that you must push to smash barriers made up of tires and open up new paths. Your key goal in this mission is to aim for the punching bag in the upper left area of the Gym to be able to destroy the barrier that will get you to Maylene.

First follow the path on the right moving punching bags and carefully head to the farthest area of the eastern area that you can reach to move the punching bag to first remove the barrier that separates the next area and then again to destroy the top most barrier from the set of three you need to remove to reach Maylene. Then head into the new area which is the west side of the gym and head to the northwest corner of the gym and move the punching bag to remove the lower barrier. Then head to the lower part of this area and move the punching bag near some cracks to remove another barrier around the southwest area of the gym by positioning it to strike from above in the following directions (↑←↓) and lastly carefully use the punching bag there to destroy the middle barrier. Now you can use the path where those three barriers were to reach the punching bag to remove the barrier covering the area where Marlene is and be able to reach her.

Veilstone Gym
The CobbleBadge

Maylene is not too terribly tough, but her Lucario may be a bit of a problem. She'll lead with her Meditite which can use Fake Out to force you to flinch and do some damage. It can use Rock Tomb to counter Flying-type and is resistant to Confusion due to being a Psychic-type. A quick flying type like Staravia using Wing Attack or Aerial Ace will take it out easily. Her Machoke is more offensive but should not be too difficult to beat though it can also counter Flying types with Rock Tomb. Last up is Lucario, Maylene's star Pokémon. It has a variety of attacks, but nothing too rough. It can counter Fire-types with Bone Rush so it's recommended either Fighting or Ground-type Pokémon take Lucario out as its Steel-type characteristics make them resistant to Psychic or Flying-type moves and will only take normal damage from them. Be careful of the signature move of her gym which her Pokémon have, Drain Punch, which can use a portion of the damage inflicted on your Pokémon to heal themselves, so make sure to take them out quick. Also, Maylene will use Hyper Potions when her Pokémon get weak, so be wary when getting them in the red zone HP-wise.

Team Galactic Tag Battle

After you defeat Maylene and earn the Cobble Badge, Professor Rowan's assistant Lucas/Dawn comes up to you and tells you that their Pokédex has been stolen. Upon hearing this, you and the assistant run to the Galactic Warehouse to find two Team Galactic Grunts. The two challenge you and the assistant to a tag battle.

387 If the player chose Turtwig
390 If the player chose Chimchar
393 If the player chose Piplup

Upon defeat, the grunts give back the Pokédex and flee. Looker then shows up, having heard of the robbery, and is glad you were able to handle the situation. After your partner leaves, Looker then guides you into the warehouse. Inside he finds that the door is locked and states there is nothing he can do now. He does find HM02 (Fly) and you can pick it up. Before leaving, Looker mentions a rumor of Team Galactic moving something important to Pastoria City. Now that you've completed that task, it's time to head south to Route 214 after healing up at the Pokémon Center.

Route 214

Route 214

Aside from the Trainers, this is a pretty straightforward route. The Maniac Tunnel is also located here. The Razor Fang (necessary for evolving Gligar into Gliscor) is hidden in the lower-right corner of the southern long grass where Collector Jamal is. You can't get another Razor Fang until you defeat the Elite Four. Just remember, this evolution only works at night.

Maniac Tunnel

Maniac Tunnel with 0-9 Unown
Maniac Tunnel with 10-25 Unown
Maniac Tunnel with 26-28 Unown

By collecting different forms of Unown at the Solaceon Ruins, you can expand the tunnel and also affect the rarity of wild Pokémon here in the Maniac Tunnel. Also by collecting all of the 26 regular Unown the tunnel will be complete and you'll by able to collect the ! and ? Unown in the second floor of the Solaceon Ruins. See this section for the info on the Solaceon Ruins.

Valor Lakefront

Hotel Grand Lake, part of Valor Lakefront

Still on the way to Pastoria City, you arrive at Valor Lakefront. You can't access Lake Valor just yet... so why not go to the Seven Stars Restaurant? There, you will partake in Double Battles. If you find your Pokémon are getting weak, go over to the hotel lobby and heal your Pokémon by talking to the man behind the counter. You will also find a lady who lost her Suite Key and asks you for your help. Go near the entrance to the hotel and use your Pokétch's Dowsing Machine to find and return it. Some of the items will require the use of the HM move Rock Climb, which you can use after defeating the seventh Gym Leader in Snowpoint City.

Route 213

Route 213

This is the final stretch to Pastoria City. Only a few Trainers and Pokémon stand in your way! Much like Valor Lakefront, you will have to come back later with Rock Climb to recover a few items. After completing the three areas south of Veilstone, you've finally reached your next destination and the location of your fifth badge: Pastoria City!

← Part 9 Solaceon Town to Veilstone City
Pastoria City, Great Marsh, Pastoria Gym, Route 212, Pokémon Mansion, Route 210 (North Side) Part 11 →
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