Lake Verity

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Lake Verity シンジ湖
Shinji Lake
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Lake Verity Pt.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: West end of Route 201DPPtBDSP
Western Obsidian FieldlandsLA
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV, VIII
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, and part of the Obsidian Fieldlands in the Hisui region. At the center of the lake, there is a cave that is named Verity Cavern, which is home to the Legendary Pokémon Mesprit, the guardian of the lake and the Being of Emotion.

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. According to Volo, it was formed from the crater of a volcano.

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Brilliant Diamond and Shining 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. 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. During the main story, Mars of Team Galactic raids the lake and captures Mesprit for the purpose of creating the Red Chain.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the player, Volo, and Adaman or Irida come here during Mission 14: "The Trial of Lake Verity" to obtain Mesprit's Plume.

Items

Item Location Games
TM Fire BDSP TM38 (Fire Blast) In the southeast corner of the western patch of grass (requires Surf)  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 
Mesprit's Plume LA Mesprit's Plume From Mesprit after clearing its trial during Mission 14: "The Trial of Lake Verity"  LA 
Draco Plate LA Draco Plate Reward for catching Mesprit during Mission 21: "The Plate of the Lakes" (only if Uxie and Azelf were caught first)  LA 

Pokémon

Generation IV

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Morning Day Night
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

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Morning Day Night
BD SP
Grass
2-4 50% 50% 40%
BD SP
Grass
2-4 50% 50% 60%
Surfing
BD SP
Surfing
20-40 90%
BD SP
Surfing
20-40 10%
Fishing
BD SP
Old Rod
Fishing
Old Rod
3-10 100%
BD SP
Good Rod
Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 45%
BD SP
Good Rod
Fishing
Good Rod
10-25 55%
BD SP
Super Rod
Fishing
Super Rod
20-50 45%
BD SP
Super Rod
Fishing
Super Rod
30-55 55%
Swarm
BD SP
Swarm
2 40%
Gift Pokémon
BD SP
Starter Pokémon
5 One
BD SP
Starter Pokémon
5 One
BD SP
Starter Pokémon
5 One
Special Pokémon
BD SP
Poké Radar
3-4 22%
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.


Legends: Arceus

Location of Lake Verity in Hisui
Pokémon Levels Alpha
Levels
Time of day Weather
Morning Day Evening Night Clear Harsh sunlight Cloudy Rain Thunderstorm Fog
15-18 30-33
41-44 56-59
28-31
41-44
43-46
56-59
Fixed Alpha
60
In the air
41-44 56-59
41-44 56-59
Flying
42-45
Shaking trees
20-23 35-38
Water
16-19 31-34
53-56 68-71
Mass outbreak
62-64 77-79
34-36 49-51
30-32 45-47
Unown Research Notes
25
Non-fixed alpha Pokémon do not spawn until the player quelled the frenzy of the subregion's noble.
Some of the Pokémon marked with (‡) may only spawn near the area's borders.
  1. After visiting Solaceon Ruins and the Unown Research Notes are added to the Pokédex, on the island behind Verity Cavern


Special encounters

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl

A Starly appears here as part of the story. It cannot be fled from. If the player's Pokémon gets low on HP, the Starly will flee.

396Starly.png
Types:
Normal Flying
Ability:
Keen Eye
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Starly/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

An Alpha Hisuian Goodra can be caught during Mission 14: "The Trial of Lake Verity", which becomes available after completion of Mission 13: "Disaster Looming". Once defeated, Goodra does not respawn. It is coded to never be Shiny.

706Goodra-Hisui.png
Types:
Steel Dragon
Goodra/ Lv.58
Shelter
Steel Status
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Iron Tail
Steel Physical
Hydro Pump
Water Special

Mesprit can be caught during Mission 21: "The Plate of the Lakes", which becomes available after completion of Mission 20: "The Researcher of Myths". If fled from or knocked out, it respawns immediately without leaving the area. It is coded to never be Shiny.

481Mesprit.png
Type:
Psychic Unknown
Mesprit Lv.70
Swift
Normal Special
Extrasensory
Psychic Special
Mystical Power
Psychic Special
Recover
Normal Status

Trainers

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1320
Double Battle with the following Grunt
Glameow Glameow Lv.33
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
Silcoon Silcoon Lv.32
No item
Golbat Golbat Lv.32
No item
Glameow Glameow Lv.32
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1280
Potential Double Battle with the following Grunt
Stunky Stunky Lv.32
No item
Glameow Glameow Lv.32
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1320
Potential Double Battle with the previous Grunt
Beautifly Beautifly Lv.31
No item
Glameow 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
Glameow Glameow Lv.33
No item
Golbat Golbat Lv.33
No item
Murkrow Murkrow Lv.36
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1480
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
Croagunk Croagunk Lv.37
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1400
Potential Double Battle with the following Grunt
Stunky Stunky Lv.35
No item
Houndour Houndour Lv.35
No item
Galactic Grunt
Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1440
Potential Double Battle with the previous Grunt
Houndour Houndour Lv.34
No item
Glameow 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.




Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Trainer Pokémon
Team Galactic Grunt
Team Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,584
Double Battle with the following Grunt
Glameow Glameow Lv.33
No item
Stunky Stunky Lv.32
No item
Glameow Glameow Lv.32
No item
Team Galactic Grunt
Team Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,536
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
Silcoon Silcoon Lv.32
No item
Golbat Golbat Lv.32
No item
Glameow Glameow Lv.32
No item
Team Galactic Grunt
Team Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,536
Potential Double Battle with the following Grunt
Stunky Stunky Lv.32
No item
Glameow Glameow Lv.32
No item
Team Galactic Grunt
Team Galactic Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1,584
Potential Double Battle with the previous Grunt
Beautifly Beautifly Lv.31
No item
Glameow 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.




Gallery

Artwork

Lake Verity BDSP Concept Art.jpg
Concept art from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

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

Main series

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.

Pokémon Evolutions

Lake Verity in Pokémon Evolutions

Lake Verity appeared in a flashback in The Rival. Lucas and Barry were attacked by a pair of wild Starly there, but they were able to fend them off using Pokémon they found from a briefcase, with Lucas choosing Chimchar and Barry picking Piplup.

In the manga

Lake Verity in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl arc

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. In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only, 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

Lake Verity

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

Verity Cavern

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 心齊湖洞窟 Sāmchàih Wùh Duhngfāt
Mandarin 心齊湖洞窟 / 心齐湖洞窟 Xīnqí Hú Dòngkū
France Flag.png French Caverne Vérité
Germany Flag.png German Wahrheitsgrotte
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Verità
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caverna Veraz

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
201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215
216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230
Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal Terminal/Global Wonder Station
Ravaged PathFloaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauUnderground/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


Hisui
Kleavor stamp.png Lilligant stamp.png Arcanine stamp.png Electrode stamp.png Avalugg stamp.png
Settlements
Jubilife VillageDiamond SettlementPearl SettlementAncient Retreat
Obsidian Fieldlands
Aspiration HillFloaro GardensHorseshoe PlainsGrueling GroveWorn BridgeDeertrack PathDeertrack Heights
Windswept RunNature's PantryTidewater DamThe HeartwoodGrandtree ArenaOreburrow TunnelObsidian Falls
Ramanas IslandSandgem FlatsLake Verity
Crimson Mirelands
Golden LowlandsGapejaw BogHolm of TrialsUrsa's RingSludge MoundScarlet BogSolaceon RuinsCloudpool Ridge
Shrouded RuinsDiamond HeathBolderoll SlopeCottonsedge PrairieDroning MeadowLake ValorBrava Arena
Cobalt Coastlands
Crossing SlopeGinkgo LandingAipom HillBathers' LagoonHideaway BayDeadwood HauntTombolo Walk
Sand's ReachTranquility CoveCastaway ShoreTidal PassageWindbreak StandSpring PathTurnback CaveIslespy Shore
Veilstone CapeLunker's LairSeagrass HavenSeaside HollowFirespit IslandMolten ArenaLava Dome Sanctum
Coronet Highlands
Heavenward LookoutWayward CaveWayward WoodAncient QuarrySonorous PathLonely SpringClamberclaw Cliffs
Celestica RuinsCelestica TrailPrimeval GrottoSacred PlazaStonetooth RowsBolderoll RavineFabled Spring
Moonview ArenaCloudcap PassStone PortalTemple of SinnohHall of Origin
Alabaster Icelands
Whiteout ValleyCrevasse PassageBonechill WastesHibernal CaveIcebound FallsAvalanche Slopes
Ice Column ChamberArena's ApproachAvalugg's LegacyIcepeak CavernSnowfall Hot SpringSecret Hollow
Glacier TerraceHeart's CragLake AcuitySnowpoint TempleIcepeak Arena
See also
SinnohMount CoronetSpace-time distortion


Game locations of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver Cave
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandSea MauvilleScorched Slab
Pathless PlainNameless CavernFabled CaveGnarled Den
Trackless ForestCrescent IsleSkyRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint Temple
Stark MountainNewmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Ramanas ParkFloaroma TownRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainCoastal BiomeRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus Cave
Unknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Alola Route 16Altar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount LanakilaMahalo Trail
Ruins of ConflictRuins of LifeRuins of AbundanceRuins of Hope
Aether ParadiseAncient Poni PathLake of the SunneLake of the Moone
Ten Carat HillResolution Cave
Galar Tower summitBattle TowerMaster DojoCrown ShrineMax Lair
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSplit-Decision RuinsGiant's Bed
Frigid SeaLakeside CaveBallimere LakeFreezingtonRoaming Pokémon
Hisui Seaside HollowTemple of SinnohAcuity CavernValor CavernVerity Cavern
Lava Dome SanctumMoonview ArenaSnowpoint TempleTurnback CaveBonechill Wastes
Cobalt CoastlandsRamanas IslandScarlet BogCoronet HighlandsFloaro Gardens
Paldea Grasswither ShrineIcerend ShrineGroundblight ShrineFirescourge Shrine
Poco PathArea ZeroArea Zero UnderdepthsGlaseado Mountain
South Province (Area One)Asado DesertWest Province (Area One)East Province (Area Three)
Casseroya LakeNorth Paldean SeaSouth Province (Area Four)North Province (Area Two)
Alfornada CavernGreat Crater of PaldeaTagtree ThicketEast Province (Area One)
South Province (Area Five)Dalizapa PassagePokémon LeagueSocarrat Trail
Kitakami Paradise BarrensWistful FieldsOni MountainDreaded DenLoyalty Plaza
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh RuinsUltra Space Wilds


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