Appendix:Platinum walkthrough/Section 25

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Stark Mountain


Stark Mountain (outside)

Follow the path (don't forget to use the nearby Rock Climb ledges to find the Life Orb) and you will see two Galactic grunts. You'll overhear their conversation that Charon has replaced Cyrus as Team Galactic's leader, though it is doubtful if Charon will be as effective. Go through the door to enter the mountain.

Main Entrance

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Stark Mountain (Main Entrance

When you enter, Mars demands to know what happened to Cyrus. Not believing your story about the Distortion World and decides to face you.

Mars' Bronzor has evolved into a Bronzong. It can use Light Screen to halve out the damage caused by Special moves. Her Golbat and Purugly are about the same so the same tactics can bring them down.

Jupiter will face you next. Her Bronzong knows Reflect to halve out the damage caused by physical attacks. Her Golbat and Skuntank are also about the same as well.

After the battle the two decide to quit team as it is not much fun without Cyrus and decide to journey to find the Distortion World. Charon doesn't care and leaves with the two grunts to find the Magma Stone. Using Strength move the boulders to the right of you carefully and go up the stairs and with the aid of Strength and Rock Smash go through the large door to the main large room.

Large Room

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Stark Mountain (Large Room)

After going a little bit in this room, Buck will appear and recognizing that Team Galactic is behind it will team up with you as a tag partner.

This room is so large it is recommend to STOCK UP on Max Repels to make this room a little less annoying. It is also highly recommended to take down the trainers in this room as long as you have Buck, since their Pokémon in level are in the late 50-early 60 range. With some of their teams well-balanced, having Buck and his ability to heal your team after battles is really handy. Just remember some items are inaccessible right now since you can't use Rock Climb as long as Buck is with you.

To make it easier to find the exit, head right past the first set of stairs until you see the path go upwards and keep going straight until you reach a dead end. Go down the nearby stairs and follow the path west, smashing a rock on the way and continue until you climb some stairs and you see two trainers around it. Head left and follow the path to the northwestern part of the room and following the both go down some nearby stairs and move the movable boulder and once you are done you are at the exit. Once there Buck recognizes Team Galactic is inside and heads in.

Heatran's Room

Inside Charon is unhappy that Mars and Jupiter quit and Jupiter won't help him. He plans to use Heatran to control the volcanic eruption to extort millions. Noticing you and Buck, Charon quickly grabs the Magma Stone and gloats, however a mysterious trainer sends out a Croagunk to get the stone back. This trainer is actually Looker in disguise and as much as Charon denies it, Looker has him arrested while the two Galactic grunts with Charon run away.

Taking both you and Buck outside, while Buck goes to return the stone, Looker mentions his investigation into Charon's activities and now with Charon arrested then Team Galactic is no longer a threat. After Buck returns depart for the Survival Zone.

Survival Area (second visit)

When you arrive you will see Buck and Barry right by the house that was locked up earlier. This house is Bucks which is the Battleground that will allow you to not only re-challenge the Sinnoh Gym Leaders, but also all five of your tag battle partners. There are four trainers in here each day, and can only be battled once a day, usually selected at random. Talk to Buck's grandfather who will tell you the legend about Stark Mountain. This is important to do or Heatran will not appear when you go back to Stark Mountain. Besides the Gym Leaders, the Elite Four's teams have also been upgraded as well, provide a harder challenge should you revisit the Pokémon League. Barry will also remain outside the Battleground building and on weekends you can re-challenge him to a battle once a day.

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

Just remember after 10 battles, Barry's team will go up by 10 levels and then by 20 levels after 20 battles. Each time the amount of money you receive is also increased by 1000 when Barry's team is upgraded.

Stark Mountain (second visit)

Now that you are traveling by yourself in the large room you can use Rock Climb to easily navigate through the large room. Return to Heatran's room and challenge it so you can catch it.

Route 228

Route 228

For this route there is a constant Sandstorm problem to deal with which causes minor damages, except for those for the Rock, Ground, and Steel-types as well as Pokémon with special abilities like Sand Veil, Magic Guard and Cloud Nine. Anyway you will need both your Bicycle and Rock Smash for this area. The nearby cave is the entrance to the Rock Peak Ruins if you have an event Regigigas in your party which is where you will find Regirock. If not it is an ordinary cave where you will find a Hard Stone.

This route can be a bit of a maze so watch the area you travel up with your bike through both the dirt mounds and small bridges, to get to the berry patch and the items. For a shortcut out of this route, from the area where you started, head for the northern area and follow the path with your bike and you'll only have to deal with a few trainers and Rock Smash boulders.

Move Tutor

The northern house on this route belongs to the move tutor. He can teach to the final forms of any of the starter Pokémon as long as their happiness factor is maxed out. The moves he passes down are Frenzy Plant for the Grass starters, Blast Burn for the Fire starters, and Hydro Cannon for the Water starters.

← Part 24 Route 225, Survival Area, Route 226, Route 227
Route 229, Resort Area, Route 230, Snowpoint Temple, Spear Pillar (second visit) Part 26 →
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