Lake Verity

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Lake Verity シンジ湖
Shinji Lake
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Lake Verity Pt.png
Map description: 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.
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 Shinji Lake) is a location in the Sinnoh region.

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, Barry, 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, the player and Barry instead come here to catch the Legendary Pokémon of the lake, only to meet Cyrus for the first time. They will then leave when Barry realizes that they don't have any Poké Balls. The starter Pokémon will instead be obtained on Route 201.

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

Items

Item Location Games
TM Fire TM38 (Fire Blast) In the southeast corner of the western patch of grass (requires Surf)  D  P  Pt 

Pokémon

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Attacking the player
Starly Starly
D P Pt
Premier Ball Only one
2 One
Before Team Galactic event
Starly Starly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50% 50% 40%
Bidoof Bidoof
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50% 50% 60%
After Team Galactic event
Starly Starly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50% 50% 40%
Starly Starly
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50%
Bidoof Bidoof
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50% 50% 60%
Bidoof Bidoof
D P Pt
Grass Grass
2-4 50%
Surfing
Psyduck Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 90%
Psyduck Psyduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-30 90%
Golduck Golduck
D P Pt
Surfing Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
Magikarp Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
Magikarp Magikarp
D P Pt
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-15 100%
Goldeen Goldeen
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 45%
Goldeen Goldeen
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
15-20 40%
Seaking Seaking
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25-35 5%
Magikarp Magikarp
D P Pt
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 55%
Seaking Seaking
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 45%
Seaking Seaking
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 45%
Gyarados Gyarados
D P Pt
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 55%
Swarm
Surskit Surskit
D P Pt
Swarm Swarm
2 40%
Gift Pokémon
Turtwig Turtwig
D P Pt
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
Chimchar Chimchar
D P Pt
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
Piplup Piplup
D P Pt
Starter Pokémon Starter Pokémon
5 One
Special Pokémon
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
D P Pt
Poké Radar Poké Radar
3-4 22%
Lunatone Lunatone
D P Pt
Sapphire Dual-slot
Sapphire
4 8%
Solrock Solrock
D P Pt
Ruby Dual-slot
Ruby
4 8%
Staravia Staravia
D P Pt
FireRed, LeafGreen, or Emerald Dual-slot
FRLGE
4 4%
Bibarel Bibarel
D P Pt
FireRed, LeafGreen, or Emerald Dual-slot
FRLGE
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.


Generation VIII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Starly
Starly
BD SP
Grass Grass
2 20%
Starly
Starly
BD SP
Grass Grass
3 20% 20% 10%
Starly
Starly
BD SP
Grass Grass
4 10%
Bidoof
Bidoof
BD SP
Grass Grass
2 20%
Bidoof
Bidoof
BD SP
Grass Grass
3 20% 20% 30%
Bidoof
Bidoof
BD SP
Grass Grass
4 10%
Surfing
Psyduck
Psyduck
BD SP
Surfing Surfing
20-30 60%
Psyduck
Psyduck
BD SP
Surfing Surfing
20-40 30%
Golduck
Golduck
BD SP
Surfing Surfing
20-40 1%
Golduck
Golduck
BD SP
Surfing Surfing
30-40 9%
Fishing
Magikarp
Magikarp
BD SP
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
3-6 60%
Magikarp
Magikarp
BD SP
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
4-7 30%
Magikarp
Magikarp
BD SP
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 10%
Goldeen
Goldeen
BD SP
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
15-20 40%
Goldeen
Goldeen
BD SP
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 5%
Magikarp
Magikarp
BD SP
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
15-20 40%
Magikarp
Magikarp
BD SP
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 15%
Seaking
Seaking
BD SP
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-40 40%
Seaking
Seaking
BD SP
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 5%
Gyarados
Gyarados
BD SP
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30-40 40%
Gyarados
Gyarados
BD SP
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40-55 15%
Swarm
Surskit
Surskit
BD SP
Swarm Swarm
2 40%
Special Pokémon
Wobbuffet
Wobbuffet
BD SP
Poké Radar Poké Radar
3 20%
Wobbuffet
Wobbuffet
BD SP
Poké Radar Poké Radar
4 2%
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.


Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1320
Double Battle with the following Grunt
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
266 Silcoon Lv.32
No item
042 Golbat Lv.32
No item
431 Glameow Lv.32
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
Potential Double Battle with the following Grunt
434 Stunky Lv.32
No item
431 Glameow Lv.32
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1320
Potential Double Battle with the previous Grunt
267 Beautifly Lv.31
No item
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.




Pokémon Platinum

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
Double Battle with the following Grunt
431 Glameow Lv.33
No item
042 Golbat Lv.33
No item
198 Murkrow Lv.36
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1480
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
453 Croagunk Lv.37
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
Potential Double Battle with the following Grunt
434 Stunky Lv.35
No item
228 Houndour Lv.35
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
Potential Double Battle with the previous Grunt
228 Houndour Lv.34
No item
431 Glameow Lv.36
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.




Layout

Version Lake (before explosion at Lake Valor) Lake (after explosion at Lake Valor) Cavern
Diamond Lake Verity Low DP.png Lake Verity DP.png Lake Verity Cavern DP.png
Pearl
Platinum Lake Verity Low Pt.png Lake Verity Pt.png Lake Verity Cavern Pt.png
 

In the anime

Lake Verity in the anime
Dawn encountering Mesprit

In Following A Maiden's Voyage!, Dawn and Piplup stopped by Lake Verity while on their way back to Professor Rowan's Research Lab in Sandgem Town. At the lake, they briefly encountered a mysterious figure flying over the water's surface. Dawn would eventually learn that the figure she saw was in fact the Legendary Pokémon said to be the guardian of the lake, Mesprit.

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

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 guardians reside, and they do not actually live in the lakes themselves. Later, 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 assistants.

In the manga

Lake Verity in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

In Dramatic Drapion & Crafty Kricketune I, Diamond revealed that he and Pearl had visited Lake Verity when they were four years old in the hopes of seeing a Red Gyarados, but had gotten separated from each other. Before Pearl found him again, Diamond had seen a strange, bright light in the middle of the lake and passed out.

In Hurrah for Rapidash, Diamond parted ways with Pearl and Platinum in order to protect Mesprit from Team Galactic. However, Mars managed to reach the lake before him in Yikes, Yanmega! II, and proceeded to take Diamond's mother hostage. While Diamond was able to help his mother escape, he was unable to stop Team Galactic from capturing Mesprit in Mixing It Up with Machamp, following its emergence after the Galactic Bomb was detonated at Lake Valor. Determined to save Mesprit, Diamond was able to sneak aboard the shuttle carrying Mesprit, and traveled to the Team Galactic HQ aboard it.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Lake Verity debuted in In Search of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga!!, where Mitsumi arrived there on her bike and subsequently met Hareta, who saved her from a wild Onix.

In Team Galactic's Ultimate Warrior, Cyrus and Team Galactic were seen at Lake Verity, succeeding in capturing Mesprit and bringing it to the Team Galactic HQ.

Trivia

  • 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 their 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 type. Lake Verity's TM is the Fire-type TM38 (Fire Blast).
  • Lake Verity's Japanese name shares the same Japanese name of Paul.
  • In the anime, Lake Verity is much smaller than its game counterpart and the other lakes in anime, resembling more of a large pond.
  • In the scripted battle against a wild Starly, if the player's Pokémon's HP becomes low enough that its HP bar turns red, the wild Starly will flee. This attempts to prevent the player from losing the battle. Both Pokémon are also prevented from scoring critical hits.
    • If the player's starter Pokémon faints in this battle (which is possible if the player's Pokémon takes enough damage to knock it out while its HP bar is still yellow), the game will freeze.[1]
  • At the beginning of the game, the water level is too low to surf. After the events of Lake Valor, the water level rises due to Mesprit coming out of hiding, allowing the player to surf.

Name origin

Verity means "truth", possibly derived from Japanese 真実 shinjitsu (truth). This is related to Mesprit's status as the Emotion Pokémon, as the truth often conveys strong emotions.

Shinji is derived from 心情 shinjō (emotions), as indicated by a signpost in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl that provided an annotation of its name fully written in kanji as 心情湖.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 心齊湖 Sāmchàih Wùh
Mandarin 心齊湖 / 心齐湖 Xīnqí Hú
Finland Flag.png Finnish Verity-järvi
France Flag.png French Lac Vérité
Germany Flag.png German See der Wahrheit
Italy Flag.png Italian Lago Verità
South Korea Flag.png Korean 진실호수 Jinsil Hosu
Poland Flag.png Polish Jezioro Prawdy
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Lago Verdade
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lago Veraz
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Lake Verity
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hồ Sự Thật


References

  1. 【衝撃結末】最初のムックルに負けるとどうなるのか検証した【ポケモンダイパ】 (If the player loses to the 1st wild Starly, what will happen?) - YouTube (November 21, 2020)


Sinnoh
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Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Routes
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Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal Terminal/Global Wonder Station
Ravaged PathFloaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe Underground/Grand Underground
Wayward CaveMount CoronetAmity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsManiac TunnelLake Valor (Lakefront)
Great MarshPokémon MansionTrophy GardenFuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory Road
Pal Park/Ramanas ParkContest HallBattle ZoneBattle ParkBattle Tower/Battle FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint Temple
Spring PathSendoff SpringTurnback CaveFullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World
See also
Hisui


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