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Mt. Coronet

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The cave that winds through the mountain is apparently man-made, as bridges run through it, though the higher one climbs, the more rugged it becomes. As a centerpiece of the region, the cave connects [[Oreburgh City]], [[Eterna City]], [[Hearthome City]], [[Celestic Town]], and [[Snowpoint City]] via [[Route]]s {{rtn|207|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|208|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|211|Sinnoh}}, {{rtn|216|Sinnoh}}, and {{rtn|217|Sinnoh}}. To fully navigate the mountain's caves, {{m|Surf}}, {{m|Strength}}, {{m|Defog}}, {{m|Rock Smash}}, {{m|Rock Climb}}, and {{m|Waterfall}} are required.
 
According to legend, Mt. Coronet is where the Sinnoh region began. {{p|Arceus}} created {{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, and {{p|Giratina}} at the [[Spear Pillar]], as well as the {{DL|Legendary artifacts|Adamant Orb|Adamant}}, {{DL|Legendary artifacts|Lustrous Orb|Lustrous}}, and {{DL|Legendary artifacts|Griseous Orb}}s, then fell into an unending sleep on the [[Hall of Origin|highest point of the mountain]].
 
In [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|Pokémon Pearl]], Mt. Coronet is described in the [[Town Map]] as "''A sacred mountain that is capped the year round with snow. A gigantic maze sprawls inside it.''"
==Geography==
[[File:Distortion World Mt Coronet.png‎|thumb|200px|Mt. Coronet with the [[Distortion World]] above]]
Mt. Coronet stands in the middle of Sinnoh, extending from the northern wilderness to the southern tip of the region, splitting it into two halves. It is truly best defined as a mountain range, with the highest peak shrouded in legend, perhaps being the highest mountain in the entire [[Pokémon world]]. The [[Spear Pillar]] is situated at the highest point, an ancient shrine to Pokémon now only in ruins, with several of its pillars still standing, all pointing skyward. The legend of the [[creation trio]] is deeply connected to the mountain, as is the plot of [[Team Galactic]]. A stained glass window in the {{DL|Hearthome City|Foreign Building}} in [[Hearthome City]] depicts the mountain with a bright shine, representing the Spear Pillar and possibly depicting the creation of Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina. Its place in Sinnoh has caused variation in the species of {{p|Shellos}} and {{p|Gastrodon}}, which have different coloration depending on the side of Sinnoh they are native to.
 
Mt. Coronet's southern cavern, which leads between {{rt|207|Sinnoh}} and {{rt|208|Sinnoh}}, features several elevated rock formations as well as several pools of water. It is here where the player will first meet [[Cyrus]] in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, and meet him for a second time in {{game|Platinum}}. Though it is a simple cavern, requiring no HMs to pass through, it features the only way to the Spear Pillar, only accessible with {{m|Rock Climb}} and {{m|Surf}}.
The northern cavern is vastly different from the southern one, with no pools of water on the ground floor, and requiring {{m|Rock Smash}} and {{m|Strength}} to navigate between the two halves of {{rt|211|Sinnoh}} and toward {{rt|216|Sinnoh}}. At its northern section, this cavern leads further below the surface, into an area blanketed in a dense fog where a large underground lake is located. This lake is the only place that {{p|Feebas}} is available in Sinnoh, though like in [[Hoenn]], it is found only in specific tiles on any given day (''see {{DL|Mt. Coronet|Finding Feebas}}''). At the north end of this area is a way back up to Mt. Coronet's northernmost cave, leading out toward Route 216, and in Platinum, where the [[Iceburg Ruins]] is located.
The upper caverns are increasingly complex areas, though eventually the player will make his or her way outside of the mountain, into its snowy peaks. This outer area features constant hail, much like Routes 216 and 217, as well as many hardy Pokémon adapted to living in this harsh environment. A cave painting of the [[lake guardians]] blocks the way to the upper caverns until Team Galactic is defeated in [[Galactic Veilstone Building|Galactic HQ]], which is in [[Veilstone City]].
===Spear Pillar===
{{main|Spear Pillar}}
The Spear Pillar is located on the highest peak of Mt. Coronet, the highest point in Sinnoh. It is home to ruins that have been worn down over time, stated by legend to be the place where {{p|Dialga}}, {{p|Palkia}}, and {{p|Giratina}} were created by Arceus. It is here that [[Cyrus]] summons both Dialga and Palkia with the [[Red Chain]], though when their proximity to each other causes an imbalance in the structure of reality, Giratina arrives to whisk Cyrus away to prevent further damage.
 
If an [[Azure Flute]] is obtained from a special [[Event Pokémon|Nintendo event]], a staircase can be opened on the Spear Pillar to the [[Hall of Origin]] where {{p|Arceus}} waits. The battle begins as soon as the player steps onto the platform at the end of the staircase.
Despite needing to be ventured through to arrive in Hearthome City in the games, {{Ash}} and {{ashfr}} were not shown taking this route through the mountain's caves. In ''[[DP058|Nosing 'Round The Mountain!]]'', [[Alan|a boy]] asks Ash for a battle ''near'' the mountain, however, so that his {{p|Nosepass}} will evolve. In many other episodes, the mountain can be seen in the background scenery.
 
In ''[[DP110|Steeling Peace of Mind!]]'' and ''[[DP111|Saving the World From Ruins!]]'', [[Team Galactic]] fires a beam from [[Iron Island]] at the mountain in an attempt to locate the Spear Pillar. Ash battles [[Mars]], defeating her and destroying the machine that created the beam, leaving Team Galactic's scan of the mountain only 60% complete.
 
Mt. Coronet appeared again in ''[[DP150|Unlocking the Red Chain of Events!]]'' and ''[[DP152|The Battle Finale of Legend!]]''. [[Saturn]] discovered the entryway to the Spear Pillar, and was soon joined by [[Cyrus]], Mars, [[Jupiter]] and [[Charon]] for the trip inside.
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