Appendix:Platinum walkthrough/Section 7

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Team Galactic Eterna Building


Galactic Eterna Building 1F

Once inside Looker will approach you again. Several staircases in this building lead to dead ends, where Galactic Grunts and items are located.The correct staircases have a poster near them. Also the first floor is a room containing appliances which Rotom can use to access its alternate forms, but it requires the Secret Key for entry, which can only be collected through a Mystery Gift from a Nintendo Event. Defeat the two grunts guarding the left-hand staircase, then head upstairs. Fight the lone Grunt, collect the X Speed behind him, then head back downstairs and up the right-hand staircase.


Galactic Eterna Building 2F

Back on the second floor, make a quick detour up the right-hand staircase, defeat the Grunt and grab the X Special that's partially hidden by the appliance behind him, then head back downstairs. Before heading up the middle-right staircase, talk to the Grunt working at a computer for another battle.


Galactic Eterna Building 3F

Battle the Scientist, then head up the right-hand staircase that leads up to 4F; you'll find another dead end but you can also collect a Blue Shard and a Revive. Head back downstairs and up the middle-right staircase to the top floor.


Galactic Eterna Building 4F

Collect the Up-Grade to the right of Commander Jupiter, then talk to her to begin the battle.

The biggest danger is her Skuntank, as at this point in the game the only options to deal it super-effective damage are Geodude's Magnitude or Shellos's Mud Bomb. Once defeated, Jupiter will retreat, saying they no longer need this base but warns you not to meddle in Team Galactic's affairs again. The owner of Rad Rickshaw's Cycle Shop will tell you to meet him at his shop, then return to his shop - follow him back outside.

Eterna City

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Before heading to the shop, visit the Pokémon Center and make sure that your party has a free space - just before arriving at the Bike Shop you'll encounter Cynthia again, who will give you a Pokémon Egg that hatches into a Togepi. When you meet Rad Rickshaw at his shop, he will give you a bicycle. A unique feature of this bicycle is that the player can press the B button to switch between the third and fourth gears. Fourth gear is faster than third gear and allows the player to ride up muddy slopes and jump further from bike ramps. Third gear can jump bike ramps, but does not jump as far. Head to Eterna City's south entrance - now that you have a bicycle, you're allowed onto Route 206, the Cycling Road.

Finally, before you leave down, make sure you bring Pokémon which know Cut, and TM70 (Flash) (which is found in the basement of the Oreburgh Gate) and Rock Smash, as you'll need them to enter the grassy underside of Route 206 and navigate Wayward Cave respectively.

Route 206

Route 206

Route 206 is made of two parts: the Cycling Road and a grassy area underneath. The Cycling Road is the only part of the route accessible from Eterna City, and you are not permitted to access it without a Bicycle. Here you will also find Dawn/Lucas's father who will give you the Exp. Share when you talk to him, as long as have seen at 35 separate Pokémon; if you haven't yet, make sure to come back and get it when you have.

There are a number of Trainers to fight on the Cycling Road - defeat them all and exit through the southern gate, speaking to the woman in the gate on your way to get an accessory item. Enter the grassy area by using Cut on the tree to the right of the gate. A lone Hiker has wandered down here - defeat him, as well as gathering all the items, on your way up north to Wayward Cave.

Wayward Cave

Wayward Cave Main Area in Platinum

Main Area

All trainers in this cave are positioned such that you could face them in Double Battles. Additionally, there is a girl called Mira in the cave who will serve as your tag battle partner. If you wish, you can find Mira before facing the Trainers to make these battles easier, since, like Cheryl earlier, she'll heal your team completely after each battle.

To get to Mira, use Flash, and, smashing your way through any rocks that pose an obstacle, go north through two 4-way intersections, east at the T-juntion, north at the next turning, then east at another T-junction, and follow the passage continuing south through a 4-way intersection, following the passage to a final T-junction, where you should turn north to arrive at Mira in the north-eastern corner of the cave. Talk to Mira to have her accompany you.

As long as you can avoid the entrance, Mira will serve as your partner for whatever double battles you wish to participate in. If you have taught Thief (found in Eterna City right beside the Eterna Galactic Building) to one of your Pokémon you can use it on wild Bronzor, since they have a 5% chance of holding a Metal Coat which not only strengthens Steel-type moves, but is also used to evolve Scyther into Scizor and Onix into Steelix. As Mira will heal your Pokémon after every encounter, and there is a chance you could encounter two Bronzor in a battle, this is an ideal time to get this item.

Once your business here is finished, head back outside and to the west, as there is another cave to explore.

Hidden Area

Wayward Cave (Hidden Area)

To access the hidden area of Wayward Cave, start just south of the top right pillar that supports the Cycling Road, walk 9 steps west, and then go north until you reach the entrance. You won't need Flash here, except for the very small entry area, which you can find your way through easily. Notably, this is the only place in the game to find a Gible which becomes a powerful Dragon/Ground-type Pokémon once it evolves into Garchomp at Level 48. You can also find the powerful TM26 (Earthquake) here by traveling all the way through the path and going up the stairs to another hidden area on the 1F of Wayward Cave. You'll need your bike to jump the ramps; use 3rd gear (the slower gear) to land in the spot directly after a ramps, and 4th gear (the faster gear) to land 3 squares after a ramp.

When you've got everything you want from this area, head south to Route 207.

← Part 6 Eterna Forest to Old Chateau
Route 207 to Solaceon Town Part 8 →
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