Lake Verity

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Lake Verity シンジこ
Shinji Lake
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: West end of Route 201
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Lake Verity Map.png
Location of Lake Verity in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Lake Verity (Japanese: シンジこ Shinji Lake) is a location in the region of Sinnoh.

The lake, along with Lake Valor and Lake Acuity, is tied to the myth of the creation of the Pokémon world, specifically the creation of spirit.

The lake is home to Mesprit, the guardian of the lake and the Being of Emotion.

Early in the story of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the player and their rival come here after watching reports of a Red Gyarados on television in hopes of seeing something similarly amazing. This is also where the player will receive their first Pokémon in Sinnoh after being attacked by Starly. Within the cave in the center of the lake resides the legendary Pokémon, Mesprit.

In Platinum, instead, the player and rival meet Cyrus for the first time.

Halfway through the story, Mars of Team Galactic raids the lake and captures Mesprit.


Item Location Games




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Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate

Gift Pokémon

387 Turtwig D P Pt Rowan's briefcase 5 Starter Pokémon

390 Chimchar D P Pt Rowan's briefcase 5 Starter Pokémon

393 Piplup D P Pt Rowan's briefcase 5 Starter Pokémon
All times

396 Starly D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%

399 Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%

396 Starly D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%

399 Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%

396 Starly D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%

399 Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-4 50%

396 Starly D P Pt Grass 2-4 40%

399 Bidoof D P Pt Grass 2-4 60%
Surfing and Fishing

054 Psyduck D P Pt Surfing 20-30 90%

055 Golduck D P Pt Surfing 20-40 10%

129 Magikarp D P Pt Old Rod 3-15 100%

129 Magikarp D P Pt Good Rod 10-25 65%

118 Goldeen D P Pt Good Rod 10-25 35%

130 Gyarados D P Pt Super Rod 30-55 65%

119 Seaking D P Pt Super Rod 30-55 35%
Special Pokémon

283 Surskit D P Pt Swarms 2-5 40%

202 Wobbuffet D P Pt Poké Radar 3-4 22%

337 Lunatone D P Pt Dongle
4 8%

338 Solrock D P Pt Dongle
4 8%

397 Staravia D P Pt Dongle
(FR, LG or E)
4 4%

400 Bibarel D P Pt Dongle
(FR, LG or E)
4 4%

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.
File:Lake Mesprit.png
Mesprit in Verity Cavern


Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate

481 Mesprit D P Pt Verity Cavern (Only Pokédex) 50 Only 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.
  • Mesprit is only seen here, and will teleport away once interacted with.


Verity Cavern

In Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
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431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
042 Golbat Lv.33
No item
198 Murkrow Lv.36
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1460
453 Croagunk Lv.37
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
434 Stunky Lv.35
No item
228 Houndour Lv.35
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
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228 Houndour Lv.34
No item
431 Glameow Lv.36
No item

Map information

One of the lakes that is symbolic of the water-rich Sinnoh region. There is an odd legend associated with it. It is possible to enter the cave underneath the lake from the island in the middle.

In the anime

Lake Verity in the anime

Lake Verity was briefly visited by Dawn and Piplup in Following A Maiden's Voyage! At the lake they briefly encountered the projected soul of Mesprit.

In Strategy Begins at Home!, Team Rocket fish in the lake looking for Goldeen for the Goldeen Scoop booth at the Twinleaf Festival.

In The Needs of Three! a pink whirlpool appeared in the lake due to Pokémon Hunter J dropping the Galactic Bomb into Lake Valor. From this portal emerged Mesprit, who quickly teleported away to Lake Valor. This was witnessed by Professor Rowan and his aides.

Also in The Needs of the Three!, it was explained that Lake Verity, and indeed all three of Sinnoh's lakes, are the entrances to another world where the Lake Trio lives, and they do not actually live in the lakes themselves.


  • After the battle between the player and the wild Starly in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a square of tall grass can be seen to have disappeared when the player and his/her friend walk out of the tall grass. It is where the briefcase which was taken away by Dawn/Lucas was originally. The square remains in Pokémon Platinum even though the same event did not occur in the game.
  • At each of Sinnoh's lakes, a TM can be found containing a powerful move of a different elemental type. Lake Verity's TM is the Template:Type2 TM38 (Fire Blast).
  • Using the Dongle method, Bibarel and Staravia can be found at level 4, although Bidoof and Starly don't evolve until they reach level 15 and level 14, respectively.
  • Lake Verity's Japanese name shares the same Japanese name of Paul.
  • When Lake Verity appeared in Following a Maiden's Voyage!, it was extremely small compared to the games or the other lakes, resembling more of a large pond. This changed when it was next seen in Strategy Begins at Home!.

Name origin

Verity means "truth". This is related to Mesprit's status as the Emotion Pokémon, as the truth often conveys strong emotions.

In other languages

  • French: Lac Vérité
  • Portuguese: Lago da Verdade
  • Spanish: Lago Veraz
  • Italian: Lago Verità
  • German: See der Wahrheit
  • Polish: Jezioro Prawdy
  • Chinese: 心齊湖

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