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Battle Lv. 1 Dialga, Giratina, or Palkia

Trading the special Movie 12 Arceus over to a Pokemon Heart Gold version game card, and taking it to the Shinto Ruins, will unlock a subplot involving the Alpha Pokemon and the Unown.

After watching the brief cutscene, you will be given the option of choosing one of three legendary Pokemon. All three Pokemon will be at level 1.
UnlockableHow to unlock
Dialga After the cutscene finishes, when prompted choose 'Dialga'
Giratina After the cutscene finishes, when prompted choose 'Giratina'
Palkia After the cutscene finishes, when prompted choose 'Palkia'
Verified by: thepurpledinpsaur, jpmr2 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, joseph whicker on October 18, 2009

Battle Trainer Red

To unlock trainer red you must get all the badges and beat the pokemon league. then when you enter the place that leads to the pokemon league go left instead of strait. then go to the very top of mount silver and there will be trainer red.
UnlockableHow to unlock
blue orb (for kyogre he will tell you where to go)talk to mr.pokemon after yoy beat red (ash)
hoenn starterstalk to steven stone in pewter meuseum after beating red, then talk to him in the silph co. building
kanto starterstalk to professor oak after beating red
Rayquazaafter beating Red go to Mr. pokemon and he will give you an orb(matters wich game you have) and go to the embedded tower and there you will meet either Kyorge or Groundon(matters wich game you have) once you catch him trade and get to the poke center and trade so you have both on your team and go to mr. pokemons house and he will give you a jade orb then you go to the embedded tower and there you go.
Verified by: ampharos_lord, aobelink Submitted by: eric, anonymous on June 25, 2010

Bug Catching Contest Pokemon

Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday the National Park officials offer trainers the chance to participate in the Bug Catching Contest.

The park officials will provide you with 20 Competition Balls, and then send you on your way into the park. The goal is to capture the best bug type Pokemon (rarer Pokemon have a higher net worth than common Pokemon do). In addition to being allowed to keep your most recent capture, the park employees also allow you to take one Pokemon in with you, so you can weaken your targets.

Before acquiring the National Pokedex, the player is very limited to what they can find in the park. The Pokemon that can be found prior to obtaining the National Pokedex are as follows:
  • Caterpie
  • Metapod
  • Butterfree
  • Weedle
  • Kakuna
  • Beedrill
  • Venonat
  • Scyther
  • Pinsir
However, after the player has acquired the National Pokedex, additional Pokemon can be found in the park. These requirements for finding these Pokemon are outlined in the list below, and only appear on Thursdays and Saturdays.
UnlockableHow to unlock
WurmpleAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
SilcoonAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
BeautiflyAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
CascoonAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
DustoxAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
NincadaAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
VolbeatAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
IllumiseAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
KricketotAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
KricketuneAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
CombeeAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
StarlyAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
BeedrillAvailable Thursdays & Saturdays after obtaining the National Dex
Verified by: Fluroclad, Mady815 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, Jacob Duggan on October 18, 2009

Bug Catching Contest Prizes

Prizes are offered to those who come in first, second, and third place in the Bug Catching Contest.

Second and third place prizes are always the same, however the grand prize is a randomly selected rare stone.

Prizes are as follows:
UnlockableHow to unlock
Sun StonePossible first place prize
Water StonePossible first place prize
Fire StonePossible first place prize
ThunderstonePossible first place prize
Leaf StonePossible first place prize
Dusk StonePossible first place prize
Dawn StonePossible first place prize
Shiny StonePossible first place prize
Oval StonePossible first place prize
EverstoneAwarded to the second place contestant
Sitrus BerryAwarded to the third place contestant
Shed ShellAwarded to contestants that didn't come in first, second, or third place
MoonStonePossible first,second or third prize
Verified by: Mady815, rwookie Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, Tenwanjera on October 18, 2009

Finding the elusive Hoenn and Sinnoh Pokemon

It's possible to find wild Pokemon that aren't native to either Johto or Kanto roaming around, but doing so is a little tricky.

To find these migrant Pokemon, you'll need to tune your Radio to the catchy Pokemon March Channel. On Wednesdays, a special called the "Hoenn Sound Show" is broadcast. On Thursdays the station plays the "Sinnoh Sound Show". If you happen to be traversing in an area where Hoenn/Sinnoh Pokemon have been sighted, while the special show is playing, there's a good chance that you'll run into one of the following Pokemon!

ALL of the following Pokemon can only be found by tuning into the aforementioned radio shows, while walking through an area where the Pokemon reside. ALL of the following Pokemon can be obtained in both Heart Gold and Soul Silver versions:
UnlockableHow to unlock
ZigzagoonHoenn Sound Show - Found in Sprout Tower, Tin Tower, Burnt Tower, Safari Zone
LinooneHoenn Sound Show - Found on Routes 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of the Alph, Mt. Silver, Safari Zone
WhismurHoenn Sound Show - Found on Routes 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of the Alph, Mt. Silver
MakuhitaHoenn Sound Show - Found in Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, The Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
PlusleHoenn Sound Show - Found on Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 48, National Park
MinunHoenn Sound Show - Found on Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 48, National Park
NumelHoenn Sound Show - Found in Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest
SpoinkHoenn Sound Show - Found in Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest
SpindaHoenn Sound Show - Found in Sprout Tower, Tin Tower, Burnt Tower, Safari Zone
AbsolHoenn Sound Show - Found in Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, The Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
MedititeSinnoh Sound Show - Found in Sprout Tower, Tin Tower, Burnt Tower, Safari Zone
BidoofSinnoh Sound Show - Found on Routes 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of the Alph, Mt. Silver, Safari Zone
ShinxSinnoh Sound Show - Found on Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 46, 48, National Park, Safari Zone
BudewSinnoh Sound Show - Found in Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest, Safari Zone
BuizelSinnoh Sound Show - Found on Routes 6, 9, 10, 13, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, Ruins of the Alph, Mt. Silver
ChinglingSinnoh Sound Show - Found in Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, The Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls, Safari Zone
BronzorSinnoh Sound Show - Found in Slowpoke Well, Union Cave, Mt. Mortar, Dark Cave, Whirl Islands, Mt. Silver, Ice Path, The Cliff Cave, Diglett's Cave, Mt. Moon, Cerulean Cave, Rock Tunnel, Seafoam Islands, Victory Road, Tohjo Falls
ChatotSinnoh Sound Show - Found in Sprout Tower, Tin Tower, Burnt Tower
CarnivineSinnoh Sound Show - Found in Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest, Safari Zone
raltsfound on route 34
bidooffound on route 34
mesperitSinnoh Sound Show-Play while in any body of Water
Verified by: Fluroclad, Mady815 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, bryce on October 20, 2009

Gift Pokemon

Like in the previous titles, there are times when you may come across generous trainers who will give you their beloved Pokemon.

The Pokemon that you can obtain are listed below, as are the levels you obtain them at:

*If you answer the Elders' question with compassionate responses, the Dratini they give you will know the move Extremespeed.
UnlockableHow to unlock
Togepi (egg)After defeating Falkner, you will get a call stating that Professor Elm's aide has the Egg for you
Spearow (Lv. 20)Talk to Randy, the gate keeper of the gate just north of Goldenrod
Eevee (Lv. 5)Visit Bill in Goldenrod after speaking with him in Ecruteak City
Shuckle (Lv. 20)Visit the house in south-west corner of Cianwood City, after defeating Chuck
Tyrogue (Lv. 10)Find and defeat the Karate King in Mt. Mortar
Dratini (Lv. 15)After defeating Clair, speak with the Dragon's Den elders to receive a Dratini
Bulbasaur (Lv. 5)Visit Professor Oak after you have obtained all 16 Badges and defeated Red
Charmander (Lv. 5)Visit Professor Oak after you have obtained all 16 Badges and defeated Red
Squirtle (Lv. 5)Visit Professor Oak after you have obtained all 16 Badges and defeated Red
Treecko (Lv. 5)Visit Steven in Silph Co. after you have defeated Red
Torchic (Lv. 5)Visit Steven in Silph Co. after you have defeated Red
Mudkip (Lv. 5)Visit Steven in Silph Co. after you have defeated Red
beldumbeat red
Slugma (egg)Primo in Violet City PokéCentre. Answer using correct phrase. (different for every trainer)
Wooper (egg)Primo in Violet City PokéCentre. Answer using correct phrase. (different for every trainer)
Mareep (egg)Primo in Violet City PokéCentre. Answer using correct phrase. (different for every trainer)
Verified by: ChimChar22, Mady815 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, Superslack_iz38, joshua on October 18, 2009

In-game trades

Throughout your journey you may come across trainers who are willing to trade their Pokemon for yours. The Pokemon they offer you will usually be holding a valuable item, or may even know a special attack!

The chart below shows which Pokemon the trainers in the game are looking to trade, as well as the Pokemon you will need to offer in return:
UnlockableHow to unlock
Onix (Holding Persim Berry)Trade Bellsprout to the man in Violet City
Machop (Holding Macho Brace)Trade Drowzee to the gentleman located inside of the Goldenrod Dept. Store
Voltorb (Holding Cheri Berry)Trade Krabby to the fisherman in Olivine City
Dodrio (Holding Smoke Ball)Trade a female Dragonair to the woman in Blackthorn City
Xatu (Holding Wacan Berry)Trade a Haunter to the man located inside of the Pewter City Pokemon Center
Magneton (Holding Metal Coat)Trade a Dugtrio to the scientist located inside of the Power Plant
Pikachu (Holding Yellow Shard)After defeating Lt. Surge a second time, speak with him in the Saffron City Magnet Train Station -he'll request a Pikachu caught in Viridian Forest for his own
Beldum (Holding Dawn Stone)Speak with Steven in the Silph Co. Lobby, after obtaining the Hoenn starter from him and having spoken to him in the Pewter City Museum
Rhyhorn (Holding Passho Berry)After defeating Brock, he will request a Bonsly in exchange for his Pokemon
Steelix (Holding Soothe Bell)After defeating Jasmine a second time, she will call you on your phone and request a trade for any of your Pokemon
Verified by: repe, Mady815 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 19, 2009

Interact-able Pokemon

There are a variety of Pokemon whom are available by interacting with them on the map.

Interaction is really the only way to capture these Pokemon in the wild, so take advantage of these opportunities whenever possible!

Listed below are the Pokemon, as well as the requirements for initiating a battle with them:
UnlockableHow to unlock
Sudowoodo (Lv. 20)Use the SquirtBottle on the dancing tree located on Route 36
Lapras (Lv. 20)Available every Monday and Friday within the Union Cave's Basement
Red Gyarados (Lv. 30)Visit Lake of Rage and Surf out to the middle of the lake
Snorlax (Lv. 50)Play the PokéFlute station in front of the Snorlax located on Route 11
electrode (lv.23)in the team roket HQ there are 4 electrode two of which you have to talk to and battle while silver fights the other two.
Verified by: BubbaDude45, SKR57 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, vhg on October 18, 2009

Legendary Pokemon

As with every other Pokemon game, Pokemon Heart Gold version includes a multitude of Legendary Pokemon for you to best and capture.

Listed below are each of the Legendary Pokemon available in Heart Gold, as are the levels that you will encounter them at in the wild:
UnlockableHow to unlock
Lugia (Lv. 70)Visit the Whirl Islands after obtaining the Silver Feather
Ho-Oh (Lv. 45)Climb to the top of Tin Tower with the Gold Feather
Suicune (Lv. 40)Complete the Eusine subplot and battle Suicune one final time on Route 25
Raikou (Lv. 40)Roams Johto after you enter the basement of the Brass Tower
Entei (Lv. 40)Roams Johto after you enter the basement of the Brass Tower
Latias (Lv. 35)After you have acquired the National Pokédex and have exited the Pokemon Fan Club, Steve Stone will tell you Latias has been sighted in Johto
Latios (Lv. 35)After you have acquired the National Pokédex and have exited the Pokemon Fan Club, Steve Stone will tell you Latios has been sighted in Johto
Palkia (Lv. 1)Complete the Arceus event subplot
Dialga (Lv. 1)Complete the Arceus event subplot
Giratina (Lv. 1)Complete the Arceus event subplot
Rayquaza (Lv. 50)Have both Groudon and Kyogre in your party, then return to the Hidden Tower with the Green Orb in tow
Kyogre (Lv. 50)Visit the Hidden Tower with the Blue Orb in tow
Mewtwo (Lv. 70)Found inside Cerulean Cave after all 16 badges have been obtained
Zapdos (Lv. 50)Found outside the Power Plant after returning the generator part
Moltres (Lv. 50)Found within Mt. Silver Cave
Articuno (Lv. 50)Found in the Seafoam Islands
MespritSinnoh music- Play it when in a body of water
Verified by: ChimChar22, pokegirl1212 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, MMP2 on October 18, 2009

Move Tutors

There are five people scattered across Johto and Kanto that are willing to teach your Pokemon unique and powerful moves. These people are called Move Tutors, and their services don't come cheap!

The chart below displays the location of each tutor, the moves they can teach your Pokemon, and the cost of their service:
MoveTutor location and cost
HeadbuttIlex Forest Move Tutor - Free
Frenzy PlantBlackthorn City Move Tutor - Show him one of the following Pokemon with maxed out happiness; Venusaur, Meganium, Sceptile, Torterra
Blast BurnBlackthorn City Move Tutor - Show him one of the following Pokemon with maxed out happiness; Charizard, Typhlosion, Blaziken, Infernape
Hydro CannonBlackthorn City Move Tutor - Show him one of the following Pokemon with maxed out happiness; Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert, Empoleon
BounceFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Gastro AcidFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Gunk ShotFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Low KickFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Mud-slapFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
RolloutFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
AncientpowerFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Aqua TailFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Earth PowerFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Iron DefenseFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Iron HeadFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Seed BombFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Signal BeamFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Super FangFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
TwisterFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
UproarFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Heat WaveFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
OutrageFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
SuperpowerFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
EndeavorFrontier Front Move Tutors - 64 BP (Battle Points)
Pain SplitFrontier Front Move Tutors - 64 BP (Battle Points)
Sky AttackFrontier Front Move Tutors - 64 BP (Battle Points)
Bug BiteFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Fury CutterFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
DiveFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Knock OffFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Sucker PunchFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Air CutterFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Icy WindFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Ominous WindFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
TrickFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Vacuum WaveFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Fire PunchFrontier Front Move Tutors - 64 BP (Battle Points)
Ice PunchFrontier Front Move Tutors - 64 BP (Battle Points)
ThunderpunchFrontier Front Move Tutors - 64 BP (Battle Points)
Zen HeadbuttFrontier Front Move Tutors - 64 BP (Battle Points)
BlockFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
GravityFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Magic CoatFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
SnoreFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
String ShotFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Worry SeedFrontier Front Move Tutors - 32 BP (Battle Points)
Helping HandFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Magnet RiseFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
SpiteFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
SwiftFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
SynthesisFrontier Front Move Tutors - 40 BP (Battle Points)
Heal BellFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Last ResortFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Role PlayFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
TailwindFrontier Front Move Tutors - 48 BP (Battle Points)
Draco MeteorGo to Blackthorn City and go into the move deleters/move tutors house and then talk to all the people standing at the table and one will teach your dragon pokemon that has max happiness draco meteor - free.
Verified by: jetlee Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, charlie on October 20, 2009

Play the old tunes from GSC

Did you know that you an unlock a Pokegear add-on that will allow you to play old tunes from Gold/Silver/Crystal versions?

GB Sound is located in the Key Items Pocket of your Bag. Once turned on it will replace the music and sounds with the music and sounds from the original games.
UnlockableHow to unlock
GB PlayerOnce you have collected all of the Kanto badges, go to the condominiums in Celadon City. Take the elevator to the third floor (it should say GameFreak Elevator once you enter). Speak to the person standing in front of the globe and he will give you an item called GB Sound.
Verified by: Pokemonrox190 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

PokeWalker Courses

The chart below shows all of the known PokeWalker Courses, as well as the number of Watts required to unlock each course:

*Watts can be obtained by playing PokeWalker Minigames, battling wild Pokemon on the PokeWalker, or simply by walking around while a Pokemon is present on the PokeWalker
UnlockableHow to unlock
Refreshing FieldUnlocked immediately
Noisy ForestUnlocked immediately
Rugged PathEarn 50 Watts
Pretty SeasideEarn 150 Watts
Residential AreaEarn 500 Watts
Dark CaveEarn 1,000 Watts
Blue LakeEarn 2,000 Watts
Town EdgeEarn 3,000 Watts
Hoenn FieldEarn 5,000 Watts
Warm BeachEarn 7,500 Watts
Volcano RouteEarn 10,000 Watts
Tree HouseEarn 15,000 Watts
Scary CaveEarn 20,000 Watts
Sinnoh FieldEarn 30,000 Watts
Cold MountainpathEarn 40,000 Watts
Big ForestEarn 40,000 Watts
White LakeEarn 50,000 Watts
Rough SeaEarn 65,000 Watts
Resort AreaEarn 80,000 Watts
Yellow ForestComplete the download-able Pikachu-colored Pichu Wi-Fi event
Quiet CaveEarn 100,000 Watts
Beyond the SeaComplete an international trade over the GTS
Edge of the Night's SkyTrade Nintendo Zone Jirachi over to Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Champ PathEvent
Amity FieldEvent
Winner's PathMystery Gift
Verified by: Mady815, tassadar26 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38, Superslack_iz38, Zom on October 20, 2009

Rebattle Red!

When You Battle Red And He Disappears in Mt.silver.To Battle Him Again Beat The Elite Four And He Will Reappear. Every time Time You Want To Fight Red Again Beat The Elite Fours And He Will Reappear in Mt.silver.
UnlockableHow to unlock
Battle Red AgainBeat The Elite Four
Verified by: Kristina Submitted by: pokemoncheatmaster on July 06, 2010

Rematches with Gym Leaders

It is possible to have rematches against the sixteen Gym Leaders in Pokemon Heart Gold version. In order to request a rematch, you will first need to acquire the Leader's number who you want to have a rematch against.

Each Gym Leader will be away from their gym at least one day each week, on that day you can find them hanging out somewhere else. Track them down, get their number, and schedule a rematch with them.

The chart below shows where each Gym Leader is when they're not in their gym, as well as the day and time they can be called for a rematch:
UnlockableHow to unlock
FalknerFound at Celadon Dept. Store on Monday mornings -accepts rematches on Saturday mornings
BugsyFound in Viridian Forest during the day on Thursday -accepts rematches on Thursdays in the afternoon
WhitneyFound at Goldenrod Dept. Store during the day on Saturday -accepts rematches on Saturdays in the afternoon
MortyFound outside of the Tin Tower on Monday mornings -accepts rematches on Tuesday nights
ChuckReceive his phone number from his wife who stands outside of the gym -accepts rematches on Wednesday nights
JasmineFound in the Olivine Dining Room everyday, in the afternoon -accepts rematches on Wednesday afternoons
PryceFound at Lake of Rage Saturday morning -accepts rematches on Monday mornings
ClairFound inside of the Dragon's Den everyday, in the morning -accepts rematches on Friday nights
BrockFound in Diglett Cave everyday, in the afternoon -accepts rematches on Saturday nights
MistyFound on Route 25 every Friday night -accepts rematches on Wednesday mornings
Lt. SurgeFound outside of the Power Plant from 9am-11am everyday -accepts rematches on Friday mornings
ErikaFound near the Celadon City Fountain on Sunday, in the afternoon -accepts rematches on Sunday mornings
JanineFound in the Victory Road Reception Gate everyday, in the evening -accepts rematches on Monday, during the daytime
SabrinaFound standing next to the SS Aqua, every Friday night -accepts rematches on Sunday afternoons
BlaineFound outside of the Cinnabar Island Pokemon Center on Tuesday mornings -accepts rematches on Tuesday afternoons
GreenShow a Pokemon with maxed out happiness to his sister, Daisy Oak, after she has massaged your Pokemon at least 5 times -accepts rematches on Saturday nights
Verified by: sceptilefan Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 19, 2009

Shining Leaf locations

The Shining Leaf is a very rare item that your Pokemon can find. When your Pokemon finds a leaf it will perform a little dance, shortly followed by a green musical note displayed above its head.

The Shining Leaf isn't a hold item, and doesn't grant your Pokemon any extra power in battle. After finding one, a small golden leaf icon will be displayed on the status screen of the Pokemon that found it.

Where you find the leaves depends entirely on the nature of the Pokemon that's following you, and being in the right area with the right Pokemon doesn't guarantee that you'll find a leaf.

Listed below are the known routes that the Shining Leaves can be found, as well as the required Pokemon nature(s) for each:

*Read the table as 'Pokemon with nature X' | 'Routes where the Shining Leaves can be found
UnlockableHow to unlock
HastyRoutes 11, 18, 26, 39, 44
RashRoutes 11, 18, 26, 39, 44
LonelyRoutes 10, 16, 27, 38, 43
AdamantRoutes 15, 22, 24, 37, 42, 46
RelaxedRoutes 4, 28, 48
NaiveRoutes 1, 3, 5, 31, 34
ImpishRoutes 1, 3, 5, 31, 34
NaughtyRoutes 1, 3, 5, 31, 34
SeriousRoutes 13, 14, 33, 34, 36, 45
ModestRoutes 7, 8, 14, 33, 36, 45
DocileRoutes 7, 8, 33, 36, 45
BoldRoutes 15, 24, 37, 42, 46
HardyRoutes 15, 24, 37, 42, 46
TimidRoutes 10, 16, 27, 38, 43
BashfulRoutes 10, 16, 27, 38, 43
CalmRoutes 2, 4, 6, 32, 34, 48
BraveRoutes 9, 15, 22, 24, 37, 42, 46
JollyRoutes 1, 3, 5, 31, 34
MildRoutes 26, 39, 44
QuietRoutes 7, 13, 14, 33, 36, 45
GentleRoutes 2, 4, 6, 32, 48
SassyRoutes 1, 3, 5, 31, 34, 47
CarefulRoutes 33, 36, 45
QuirkyRoutes 11, 18, 26, 39, 44
LaxRoutes 2, 4, 6, 32, 48
Verified by: sceptilefan, Smurfjames Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Swarm Pokemon

Like in previous games, there are Pokemon that appear randomly, on specific routes, each day.

In order to keep up with the Pokemon sightings, you'll need to tune into Professor Oak's Pokemon Talk Channel daily.

The chart below shows the various Pokemon that appear in swarms, as well as the routes you'll find them on:
UnlockableHow to unlock
ChanseyFound on Route 13
DittoFound on Route 47
MarillFound inside Mt. Mortar
YanmaFound on Route 35
DunsparceFound inside Dark Cave
SnubbullFound on Route 38
QuilfishFound on Route 32
RemoraidFound on Route 44
PoochyenaFound on Route 1
WingullFound in Vermilion City (Surf)
RaltsFound on Route 34
SwabluFound on Route 45
WhiscashFound in Violet City (Surf)
ClamperlFound on Route 19
RelicanthFound on Route 12
LuvdiscFound on Route 27
KricketotFound in Viridian Forest
BunearyFound on Route 25
SableyeFound on Route 9
BaltoyFound on Route 3
Verified by: Mady815, residentevilfan99 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Trainer Card colors

Each time you complete one of the following tasks, a star will be added to the bottom of your Trainer Card. Collecting stars will earn you a different colored Card, and in a sense show that you're a high ranking trainer.

You can earn 1 star by completing each of the following requirements:
- Defeat the Elite 4 once

- Collect 5 Shiny leaves on one Pokémon and speak to Ethan/Lyra in New Bark Town.

- Defeat the records of all 10 Pokéathlon events.

- Get a 100-streak in the battle tower.

- Complete the National Pokédex. You will need to capture all Pokémon apart from Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin and Arceus. This gives you a totally of 484 Pokémon to collect to get this star.
UnlockableHow to unlock
Blue CardEarn 1 stars
Bronze CardEarn 2 stars
Silver CardEarn 3 stars
Gold CardEarn 4 stars
Black CardEarn 5 stars
Verified by: blackwing123, Kristina Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Unlockable Pokedex

UnlockableHow to unlock
National PokedexBeat the Elite Four once and go to the S.S. Aqua ship in Olivine City.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Kiffa on September 19, 2009

Tips

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3rd and 4th Generation Pokemon via Headbutt

Generation III and IV Pokemon can be obtained via headbutting trees, once you've defeated the Pokemon League and acquired the National Pokedex.
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Apricorn Tree Locations

Black Apricorn: Routes 31, 33, 37 & 43
Blue Apricorn: Routes 26, 36, 37
Green Apricorn: Routes 11, 29, 30, 35, 42, 45, 46
Pink Apricorn: Routes 2, 30, 33, 42
Red Apricorn: Routes 37, 44
White Apricorn: Routes 3, 33, 38
Yellow Apricorn: Routes 8, 32, 42, 46

*All types of Apricorn can be won by winning the Minigames at the Pokéthlon Dome.
Verified by: lucario_great_74 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Aprijucer

Aprijucier is a item that attaches to apricorn box after u get it at the pokeothone(near national park) and when u get it, u can put in five of them at a time untill u blended them(u can choose random ones) and it will help with ur pokemons abilities like their speed. but after its blended u can put more in it and if u walk for long periods of times the smotheness will incress.

also each one will alter the effect of the juice and it will change the color if u put more of one color in like the green one. it also will decress one skill and incress another or not effect it at all. the only time it will not effect it if u already use it on the pokemon just b4 the secound use.
Verified by: ba-bomb Submitted by: grizz on July 06, 2010

Bonus!

Sometimes when buying a drink from a vending machine in either the pokeathalon dome, or on the 6th floor of the Goldenrod Dept. Store, you will get the drink, and then a message saying "Bonus" will show up, and say that you got a second drink for free! How lucky <img src="http://i.neoseeker.com/d/icons/bigsmile.gif" border=0 vspace=2 alt="" />
Verified by: ba-bomb Submitted by: Dragon Warrior1 on March 18, 2010

Creating PokeBalls using Apricorns

Like in the original Gold/Silver versions, Apricorns can be used to create special varieties of PokeBalls. In order to create these PokeBalls you'll need to pay a visit to Kurt, a PokeBall smithy, who can be found inside of his home in Azalea Town. Hand Kurt one Apricorn and he'll make you a Ball, determined by the color of Apricorn you gave him.

It takes a day for Kurt to complete your Ball, so come back after 24 hours have passed.

*In order for Kurt to offer to make PokeBalls for you, you must first have chased off Team Rocket from their base beneath Slowpoke Well.

Listed below are the different types of Balls Kurt will make, and the required Apricorn for each:

Black Apricorn: Heavy Balls
Blue Apricorn: Lure Balls
Green Apricorn: Friend Balls
Pink Apricorn: Love Balls
Red Apricorn: Level Balls
White Apricorn: Fast Balls
Yellow Apricorn: Moon Balls
Verified by: Misty, asskick54 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Easier Legendary Dogs Capture

To do this, you need one of the following:

1. Get a diglett
1.1. to do this (while still only in Johto), fly to the Safari Zone, and then leave that area. a bit south of it, there is a patch of grass. you will eventually find a diglett (around level 20)
2. train it to level 39
2.1. By now it should be dugtrio.
2.2 make sure it knows Magnitude and Sucker Punch (should have those 2 when you catch it)
3. Buy A LOT of repels (any type will work) and ultra balls (and other balls, i suggest Dusk Balls from Blackthorn if you do this at night)
4. Fly to either Violet, Mahogany, or Eruktec (please forgive my spelling of the city names) (not required but preferred location)
5. track the legendary dog(s) you want, having the dugtrio on top of your party.
6. when you are on the same route as one of the dogs, use a repel. move around in the grass and the pokemon you meet first (assuming repel is still active) will always be a legendary dog

this has been tested several times and it works. the repels are needed to make finding the dog easier, since except for the mt. silver area, you will not find pokemon in the wild over level 39 (which is the level of your dugtrio)

more to know:
1. use magnitude the 1st time, and if their HP is high enough, use again, but i suggest sucker punch. Each time you hurt the dog but are unsuccessful in capturing it, save the game. this is to ensure you don't kill the dog
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: theManWhoSubmittedThis on June 17, 2010

easy way across the regions

Instead of taking the train (which takes a long time), you can just fly to Victory Road or the Elite Four place and then you can go anywhere on the maps. it can save a lot of time if you are not in a town with a train in it.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: anonymous on March 05, 2011

Easy way to defeat the Ghost Gym

Get the Togepi egg from Professor Elm's aid. When it hatches it should know the move Extrasensory. If you train it to a suitable level it can sweep through the entire gym since it consists of Gastlys, Haunters, and Gengars.
Verified by: ampharos_lord Submitted by: JesseTheKing on February 02, 2011

Easy way to evovle pokemon

If you want a level 1 pokemon to level up quick give it the exp sharer and challage the elite four and lance the first battle should give you 10-15 lvls
Verified by: Mady815, Spiky eared pichu Submitted by: piplup4 on April 19, 2010

Ecruteak Gym Puzzle

Having trouble finding your way through the darkness that is Ecruteak Gym? Well here's a tip that will make things easier. After you defeat each Medium, the light they're carrying will go out leaving you to feel around for the correct path in complete darkness. If you're having trouble finding the right path try exiting and reentering the Gym. The Mediums you have defeated will have lit their lamps, and you can easily make your way to the Gym Leader.
Verified by: SKR57, sceptilefan Submitted by: Gefloung on March 18, 2010

Flying & surfing pikachu

If you get the pokewalker to 7500 steps or above you get a pikachu that knows sure and you get only 3 chances to get it and for a flying pikachu 10000 steps or above only 2 chances *yellow forest pokewalker route only
Verified by: the expert trainer Submitted by: Moondas on June 25, 2010

Free Rare Candy

When you enter the lighthouse in Olivine City, go up a level and go outside. You should have to go around the other side to get up to a higher level. Instead of doing this keep going to the left and down the side of the level you'll find a Rare Candy.
Verified by: guguhyun, animebob13 Submitted by: Kazooieman on September 19, 2009

Goldenrod City Dept. Store Basement Items

Try pressing the A button in front of the smaller boxes, you may find an item.
Verified by: Ultimate Tenkaichi Submitted by: Gefloung on March 18, 2010

How to get a sinnoh plate

Every time you take a cruise on the SS Aqua, speak to the captain and he will give you a random plate.(eg. meadow plate)
Verified by: Pokemonrox190, gripshos Submitted by: Mime_SR on April 13, 2010

How to get trade-only evolutions, without trading them

This is a simple, yet hard to explain "cheat". You MUST be able to trade at the GTS. As so, you must have online access. As many know, the only way to get Pokemon such as Scizor, Gengar, Machamp, etc. is to trade them while in their previous evolution. (Scyther with Metal Coat, Haunter, Machoke). Let's use Scyther as an example. If you want to get Scizor, you must first equip Scyther with a Metal Coat. Deposit him into the GTS, and for the other Pokemon, request to trade Scyther for something you know you won't get in return, so he doesn't actually get traded. As an example..Level 100 Charizard. Next..SEARCH for a pokemon you would like to trade for..it doesn't matter. Look up a level 5 Pidgey, or something you think you may have the pokemon to trade it for. I traded my Growlithe for someone else's Vulpix. Easy. Once that trade goes through, check your deposited Scyther and take him out of the GTS. He will evolve into Scizor. The GTS recognizes any trade while your pokemon is deposited, therefore allowing it to evolve.
Verified by: ciindyy_x Submitted by: Asch on August 07, 2012

How to have as many of the same starter pokemon you want!!!!!!

Well first you have to have a Ditto, then you get you favorite starter(or any pokemon you choose) that has a gender to the day care then you breed your pokemon with Ditto and.....TADA you got your self another starter!!!!!!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: BigZekrom on April 18, 2012

Increased chance of finding Electric-type Pokemon

Having a Pokemon with the Static ability in the first slot of your party will increase your chance of finding an Electric-type Pokemon by 30%. The affects of Static will work even if your lead Pokemon is fainted.
Verified by: BubbaDude45 Submitted by: Gefloung on March 18, 2010

Increased chance of finding Steel-type Pokemon

Having a Pokemon with the Magnet Pull ability in the first slot of your party increases the appearance rate of Steel-type Pokemon by 30%. The affects of Magnet Pull will work even if your lead Pokemon is fainted.
Verified by: Mime_SR Submitted by: Gefloung on March 18, 2010

Kimono Girls Pokemon

This is a list of the Pokemon that the Kimono girls battle with in order (they are all level 38):

Umbreon
Espeon
Flareon
Jolteon
Vaporeon

Make sure to beat all the Kimono girls because there is no way to save in-between the battles.

Verified by: Superslack_iz38, Mady815 Submitted by: Kazooieman on September 19, 2009

Kyogre, Groudon, and Rayquaza!!!

If you have been to the Embedded Tower on Route 47, then you know that it is empty. But if you have the National Dex, and have beaten the Elite Four, then go to Mr Pokemon and he will give you a blue orb. In this version, you will get Kyogre. After that, trade Groudon into the game, and go back to the Embedded Tower. There, you will meet Rayquaza, and you will have all three Hoenn legendaries. But make sure to get lots of Ultra Balls!
Verified by: Jack421 Submitted by: benito12345678901 on May 09, 2010

Lamps

Ok you know the lights in Ecruteak city? Well a friend of mine told me she was riding her bike and ran into one and mashed the a button. She got an ultra ball out of it. So I tried it out myself and I found a great ball, so next time you see one of the lamps check it you never know what you can find. But you will have to be patient, it's just like looking in the trash cans you might not find anything but then again you just might find something rare.So yeah thats all.
Verified by: residentevilfan99, Sigma Submitted by: Katie on April 06, 2010

Looking for wild Pokemon with a specific nature?

Having a Pokemon with the Synchronize ability in the first slot of your party will increase your chances of finding a Pokemon with same nature as the Synchronizer's by 50%. The affects of Synchronize will work even if the Pokemon is fainted.
Verified by: Misty Submitted by: Gefloung on March 18, 2010

Minigame rewards

Each time you play a Pokethlon Minigame, you earn points. In addition to the points you earn while participating in the game, you can earn an additional 100 points if you come in first place, at the end of round three. You can spend these points on cards to display your records, or on a variety of special and rare items including, Apricorns, healing items (such as Full Restores), and even Elemental Stones!

In order to exchange your points for prizes, you have to speak with the receptionist located inside of the Pokethlon Dome.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Motherly Love

Just like in Gold/Silver version, your mother will offer to save 50% of your battle winnings for you. There are many reasons to take advantage of her generosity, one being you don't lose the money if you lose a battle, however the real reason you should take your mom up on her offer is because she'll occasionally go shopping.

Whatever your mother spends your money on (don't worry, it's never much) goes to you. Typically, she'll purchase potions, berries, and the likes, but occasionally she'll splurge on a rare item -a Moon Stone or Choice item.

You can pick up her purchases from the Delivery Man in any PokeMart.
Verified by: SKR57, kwogatsunami Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Pokemon dance

If you take a Pokemon with a high friendship level onto the Ecruteak Dance Theater stage and interact with them your Pokemon may preform a jaunty little dance.
Verified by: residentevilfan99, TehMushKat Submitted by: Gefloung on April 18, 2010

Roaming and other Legenderies if you defeat them

If you accidentally defeat a legendary, Don't worry! Just defeat the whole elite 4 and champion, and it will be up and roaming again, and with some legenderies like suicune back where they were. (although suicune appears again in burned tower.
Verified by: Pokemonrox190, jacob0057 Submitted by: Jmaster BIDOOFZ on July 27, 2010

Rock Climb

After defeating all 16 gyms, go talk to Prof. Oak, he will basically tell you to go to Mt. Silver, he will then give you the hidden move Rock Climb
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Charizard123 on August 10, 2010

Unlimted daycare experience

First put two pokemon in the daycare then head to the Ecruteak city gym, the reason being is it's ledges. If you fall off you will be teleported back to the front door. Like in Black or white you can run around in the battle subway by taping down the Down button and the B button and leaving it over night for daycare experince. As you run and fall off the first ledge you will go in a endless path for unlimted daycare experience All you have to do is tape or way down the UP button with your back to the front door of the Ecruteak gym and you will go in a endless walking path.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: mewtwo_tamer on July 04, 2012

Unlocking the Mystery Gift function

Unlike in the previous games, the Mystery Gift function is NOT unlocked using secret phrase. Instead, the Mystery Gift feature is available on the main menu from the get go. <img src="http://i.neoseeker.com/d/icons/animesmile.gif" border=0 vspace=2 alt="" />
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Unown Tips

After entering the Ruins of Alph, enter the main ruins. Then turn on your Pokegear and switch to the radio. If you move the little radio signal thing in the middle you will hear a strange broadcast, just like the GameBoy version!
Verified by: sceptilefan Submitted by: anonymous on June 28, 2010

Glitches

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Boulder glitch

In the centre of B1F of the Slowpoke Well, there is a boulder. However, this boulder can be pushed into the water. The boulder will act like it does on land, though.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Castlewars on November 22, 2011

Creat Poke ball's quicker.

Go to Kurt, then give him some apricorns. Save your game then go on system settings. Change the time 1 day on then go back on pokemon then wait a couple seconds. Talk to him.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: asskick54 on May 18, 2012

Pomeg Berry HP Glitch

This trick only works on a Pokemon who has not already had their HP EVs lowered through Pomeg Berries. Now get that Pokemon's HP to a critically low level like 1 or 2 during battle. Once you return to the field, use a Pomeg Berry on it to attempt to decrease its HP by 10; however, thanks to the current HP of the Pokemon, it will instead cycle their HP to a whopping 65,535!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: anonymous on October 11, 2013

Silent Surfing

This glitch causes the music while you are surfing to temporarily disappear. To do it, de-register the GB Sounds (if registered), buy at least 10 Max Repels, and go to Route 20 with the GB Sounds switched off. Just before you surf onto Route 19, which leads to Route 20, use a Max Repel (the glitch fails if you encounter a wild Pokemon). As soon as you get to Route 20, activate the GB Sounds through the Bag. As soon as you get to Cinnabar Island, do not hit land, and while still surfing, de-activate the GB Sounds. There will be no music. The only way to fix the glitch is to hit land and walk into the Pokemon Center, then walk straight out.
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: Castlewars on April 15, 2012

Easter eggs

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A little easter egg

in the south side of the goldenrod tunnel,go down the hallway to the east, go to the end then straight down, there is a secret compartment place and you wont be able to see yourself or your partner pokemon.
Verified by: animebob13, freer999 Submitted by: Jmaster BIDOOFZ on July 27, 2010

Challenging Pokemon Master Red

Red's back, just like in the original Gold/Silver versions, and he's as tough as they come.

Getting to Red takes some effort on your part though, as you'll need to accomplish quite a few tasks beforehand -namely collecting the game's 16 badges (8 Kanto and 8 Johto). After you've beaten every gym in the game, talk to Professor Oak and he'll mention that Mt. Silver is now accessible to you.

You'll have to traverse through the mountain on your own, so bring a few Full Restores and Revives, the wild Pokemon being some of the highest levels in the game. At the top, you'll find Red awaiting your challenge.

Red's Pokemon are as follows:
<span class="wikilists">
  • Pikachu Lv.88</li>
  • Venusaur Lv.84</li>
  • Charizard Lv.84</li>
  • Blastoise Lv.84</li>
  • Lapras Lv.80</li>
  • Snorlax Lv.82</li>
</span><!-- wikilists -->
Verified by: mookie, funnyjoke Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009

Get to the Sinjoh Ruins and get Dialga,Palkia,or Girantina!

To get to the Sinjoh Ruins,you have to get Arceus. Have only Arceus in your team,and if you have all 26 Unown's,go to the Unown Research Center in the Ruins Of Alph.A man will run out and say he feels something is about to happen and he takes you inside the ruins.You will be transported to the Sinjoh Ruins and go to the house in the eastern part.Talk to Cynthia and she'll take you to a building and will say to choose a pokemon.(Dialga,Palkia,or Girantina.)It will show a cut scene of Arceus making an egg appear,and you get it.Eventually,it will hatch and you will have a lv.1 Dialga,Palkia,or Girantina!Happy cheating!
Verified by: this cheat is unverified Submitted by: spartanguy10 on March 16, 2012

Secret box wallpapers and Pokemon eggs

Head to the Violet City Pokemon Center and speak with the man (Hajime) standing next to the PC.

Using a phrase generator - there's a good one located here: <a href="http://www.filb.de/games/tools/aikotoba" target="_blank">http://www.filb.de/games/tools/aikotoba</a> - you can generate your own special grouping of words to tell Hajime. Depending on what you tell him, he'll offer you special PC box wallpapers, and Pokemon eggs!
Verified by: ChimChar22, Mady815 Submitted by: Superslack_iz38 on October 18, 2009
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