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Eterna Forest (Japanese: ハクタイのもり Hakutai Forest) is a forest located in the Sinnoh region. It must be traversed in order to reach Eterna City when traveling from Jubilife City.
Located in the middle of Route 205, Eterna Forest is similar to Kanto's Viridian Forest. It is a forest enveloped in chilly air. Thick stands of trees turn the forest into a natural maze. Eterna Forest is home to many Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon and one of the only two places in Sinnoh to catch Murkrow (Diamond only) and Misdreavus (Pearl only), the other place being Lost Tower.
A mossy rock can be found on the far west side. It facilitates the evolution of Eevee into Leafeon.
Eterna Forest has a reputation for being a mysterious place, from the abandoned Old Chateau to the strange Moss Rock. Eterna Forest is a long and complex structure of trees that make it a natural maze, of where a lot of people get lost. Eterna Forest has apparently been the location to numerous sighting of Team Galactic, for many unknown reasons. Eterna Forest is home to many Bug- and Grass-type Pokémon, and is currently the only known place in the Pokémon world to find and catch Buneary. The forest can be broken into three sections - the south western corner; the south eastern corner; and the north eastern corner.
There are several paths that can be taken to get to each entrance, however the most direct route from southern part of forest to the northern part of the forest can be taken by traveling east from the entry, through the tall grass, directly north to a small gap in the tree that travels east to the south eastern segment. If, however, the western road is taken, the route would lead to an Antidote, and the Moss Rock further north.
The next section of the forest is large than the first, as by traveling south, through the large patch of tall grass, the road lead to four sections of trees that are placed in a two by two pattern that allows the path to travel through the tree, in a similar "+" shape. There are several items scattered around the area, as well a few Trainers that are eager for a battle. By traveling north east, the road will soon lead to a large gap, where the road travels north to the north eastern segment.
The third segment turns east where a large square with a dense layer of trees hang in the middle. Simply traveling north through another patch of tall grass will clear the section. To the north is Old Chateau where Cut is need to clear the trees, and to the east is the eastern entry to the forest which has access to eastern Route 205, and Eterna City after that.
- Main article: Old Chateau
The Old Chateau is located in the north of Eterna Forest, near the western entrance. To gain access to it, the player needs HM01 (Cut), which can only be used after defeating Gardenia in Eterna City. Inside one of its four bedrooms, there is a television, which, if interacted with at night (only after obtaining the National Pokédex in Diamond and Pearl), will initiate a battle with the only obtainable Rotom in the game. In the manga, it is the most scariest place in the Eterna Forest according to Gardenia, she also mentions about the shadowy ghosts and figurines residing inside the chateau.
Outside the old mansion, the Insect Plate can be found hidden in the wall next to the Old Chateau. Inside the mansion contains a variety of rare items including a Rare Candy, the Dread Plate, and the exclusive Old Gateau.
Upon entering, the Old Chateau appears to be old and abandoned. The first room encountered is the foyer, which has two flights of stairs both leading to the first floor. There are also four bedrooms that can be accessed to by traveling further up the first floor. In one of the rooms there is a television that is on and displaying a plain, white, flickering screen. There is also a portrait in another room; glowing red eyes appear on it that will stare at people when their back is turned and will disappear when faced.
What seem to be the ghosts of a little girl and a butler appear in a bedroom on the first floor and in the dining hall, respectively.
When the player first enters the forest, Cheryl will be waiting, and ask the player if he or she will accompany her through the forest, fearing Team Galactic's possible interference. After this, all battles in Eterna Forest will be double battles, including encounters with wild Pokémon. Her company is very useful - after every battle, Cheryl will completely heal the player's party. However, during battles with wild Pokémon a little problem appears: the player can throw a Poké Ball only when there is one Pokémon left, and thus Chansey's Egg Bomb may accidentally knock out the Pokémon the player wants to catch. In Pokémon Platinum, she gives the player a Soothe Bell as a parting gift.
Diamond, Pearl and Platinum
- Main article: Moss Rock
A mossy rock is located on the far west side of the forest. It emits a kind of radiation, which extends to cover the entire forest. This causes Eevee to evolve into Leafeon when leveled up within the forest's boundaries except for the Old Chateau. The rock itself is located in the southeastern section of the forest near a formation of trees that resembles a sideways L. Directly to the trees' left is Moss Rock, surrounded by long grass.
Once HM01 (Cut) is able to be used outside of battle, players may take a shortcut around the forest. This area has a honey tree, a patch of loamy soil, and provides quick access between the northern and southern portions of Route 205.
Between small trees outside forest
All Trainers in Eterna Forest will face the player in tag battles, with two of them set to see the player at the same time. They can be fought normally if they are intentionally encountered individually.
Eterna Forest was featured in Some Enchanted Sweetening, The Grass-Type is Always Greener!, and An Angry Combeenation. Ash and his friends also navigated it with Cheryl.
- Eterna Forest is known within the games as "the place where time stands still". As such, it is impossible to evolve Eevee into either of its time-based evolutions, Espeon and Umbreon. Similarly to Route 217, Eevee will only evolve into Leafeon here, due to the presence of the Moss Rock. Oddly enough, despite still retaining the inability to evolve Eevee into Espeon/Umbreon here, in Platinum, Eterna Forest is known as "the place where time flows eternally", implying that time actually moves there.
- However, the light does change during the day (from morning to day, day to evening, evening to night, night to morning.)
- A Bug Catcher in front of Eterna Forest will say there are lots of Template:Type2 Pokémon found there. However, only five Poison-type Pokémon can caught there, two of which can only be obtained by Dual-slot mode (Weedle and Kakuna) and another which does not learn any Poison-type moves via leveling up (Gastly).
- Additionally, all Poison-type Pokémon found here are dual-types with Poison as their secondary type.
A forest enveloped in chilly air. Thick stands of trees turn the forest into a natural maze.
Deep in the forest is the Old Chateau. It is falling into disrepair after being abandoned by its owner.
In other languages
- Spanish: Bosque Vetusto
- Italian: Bosco Evopoli
- German: Ewigwald
- Chinese: 百代森林
- French: Forêt Vestigion