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Tips for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl



I began my PokeQuest with Chimchar, the fire monkey, and soon added a Geodude, Shinx and Shellos to my crew. Geodude, who evolves into Graveler and then Golem, is a rock/ground Pokemon who is impervious to electric attacks and stands up well against flying and fire Pokemon. His Magnitude attack wipes out all kinds of opponents, but he is useless against water and plant enemies.

Chimchar

Chimchar, the Diamond and Pearl answer to Charizard, is a cute monkey with a flaming tail. When he evolves into Infernape, his hairdo goes flaming, too.

Hence, I also have Chimchar, who burns through plants. For fighting water Pokemon, I captured a Shinx, which evolved into a Luxio who evolved into a Luxray—a relatively competent electric Pokemon.

You should always strive to have the basics—fire, water, ground and electric—in your party. You can combine elements (Gyrados has fire and water, Infernape has fire and fight) but you need to cover your bases.

I generally do not carry ghost or psychic Pokemon. I know, there are a lot of you out there who will swear by Alakazam and Mewtwo. But you can teach Luxray Bite—a dark attack that wipes out psychic and ghost Pokemon in a hurry.

Get your water, electric, ground and fire attacks down pat, and you will have an answer for any situation.

Tips from Nintendo

In Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, the way Moves affect opponents have changed. Physical Moves strike the opponent up close and use the Attack stat, where as Special Moves strike from afar and use the Special Attack stat. Knowing the difference between the two greatly improves your battle strategy.

Have your Pokemon learn moves that cover its weaknesses. For example, have a Fighting-type Pokemon learn a Ice-type or Dark-type move.

Pay attention to a Pokemon’s ability. Quite a few Pokemon have more than one available to them. A Pokemon’s ability like Levitate can make the difference in a battle.

If you have taught your Pokemon the wrong move, don’t fret! There are people in the Sinnoh that can help. Try looking for the Move Deleter or a Move Tutor. These are people who can help you with your troubles.

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Comments about “Tips for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl”

  1. no nine says:

    i have 7 legendary pokemon in my game how about yours?

  2. no nine says:

    which game do you want to walk/run through walls cheat for?

  3. no nine says:

    need cheats to get shiny pokemon go check the web for the cheats but you have to have action replay

  4. no nine says:

    the electric gym is at sunnyshore city catch giritina i think then the man who says the sunnyshore city is on a blackout is gone then find your way to the gym and then enjoy your last gym leader battle

  5. Aaron, Pokemon Master says:

    The game rocks. Its so fun I have alout of pokemon.

  6. shadow says:

    to get darkrai in daimond(or pearl)use actionreplay to walk from fullmoon island to the right until you find an island and theres darkrai for you some where in the island9right thank you back on the comments for me

  7. shadow says:

    how do you get walk/run through walls cheat on action replay????????

  8. Pharaoh Bo says:

    i have diamond and i cant find the electric gym, now if you guys think im lame i lost my game for almost 1yr and i cant really remember what i was doing (and the journal doesn’t help

  9. icefire99 says:

    to get a arceus you must win 200 times at the battle tower. Then they will give you a azura flute go to spear pillar and play it a cave door will open and you can walk in arceus will be standing in the cave. Have fun with your battle!!!!!!!

  10. icepop (ash in game) says:

    I need help how do u get shiny pokemon? How do u get the events to work when you live in Maryland? Help please

  11. lucario says:

    i could beat you all easy i have got evry pokemon you can get on lv 100

  12. Pok'e Genuis says:

    ALL POK’EMON ARE STRONG IN THERE OWN WAY, eVEN MAGICKARP, ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS LEARN THERE ABILITYS, STRONG POINTS AND WEAKNESS OF THE POK’EMON!!!!!

  13. Pok'e Genuis says:

    IT IS NOT THE LEVEL THAT MATERS IT IS THE MOVES YOU USE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. PIKACHU says:

    I have every town, every city and a Dialga, Regigigas, Xatu, Garchomp, Hariyama, Lopunny, Bibarel, Hippowdon, Mesprit, Ditto, Giratina, Camerupt, Infernape, Slaking and Arceus LV 100. Beat THAT Dragonmaster.

  15. ehh. says:

    doodle, it’s really not good to use all legendary on your team … they can go down easily in fights. are their stats any good?

  16. rilou super says:

    can you teach rilou aura sphere

  17. d yo says:

    well i have the best i got magmortar lvl 100 and lugia i can tell you were to get him action replay its called dark maowtain lugia my lugia is lvl 100 deoxys lvl 100 daracie lvl 100 it can grant you a wish and lvl 100 diglet

  18. the master says:

    you must have golbat then you must us block on hem then wont run from you

  19. munchlax says:

    vespiquen20,you can either talk 2 the same person 32 times or talk 2 two people 16 each

  20. chimpchar5 says:

    How do you catch Mespirt and chresselian? :( :(

  21. You says:

    My team:

    PALKIA LV. 90
    DIALGA LV. 100(SHINY)
    HOUWNDOEWN LV. 98
    DITTO LV. 100 (SHINY)

  22. Anonymous says:

    all my pokemon r lv 100

  23. vespiquen20 says:

    yo doodle cood i have the pokemon you were talkin bout like the groudon and stuffs?

  24. vespiquen20 says:

    yo guys new update 2 more pokes to lvl 100 to get 1 whole box full of em but i did cheat quite a bit so now i have ar codes 999 master balls and 999 rare candies

  25. question says:

    on the older games like emerald or leafgreen what do u use the special attack and special defense stats for? there’s no place where it says whether its physical or not.

  26. doodle says:

    you need an action replay with catch any pokemon code

  27. doodle says:

    rate my team

    lvl100 groudon(shiny)
    lvl100 kyogre(shiny)
    lvl100rayquaza(shiny)
    lvl100deoxys(shiny)
    lvl100moltres(shiny)
    lvl100ho-oh(shiny)

  28. taz says:

    which dude can teach ur pokemon moves

  29. star says:

    It was great

  30. ryan says:

    where do you find flygon in pokemon pearl

  31. LUGIABLAST says:

    BLAZE YOU CAN GO TO SPEAR PILLAR AND GET PALKIA OR DIALGA WHICH IS IN MT.CORNET OR YOU CAN MAKE THEM MIGRATE FROM A GAMEBOY GAME OR TRADE WITH SOMEBODY WHO HAS LEGENDARIES

  32. that Guy says:

    YES YOU CAN vespiguen 20

  33. BLAZE!!! says:

    how can i get legenderys?

  34. PokeTan says:

    I HAVE A INFERNAPE LV 87
    A ELECTRIVIRE LV100
    A GIRATINA LV 70
    A DIALGA LV 51
    A GOLEM LV 53
    AND A BLAZIKEN LV 74

    POKEMON IS AWSOME

  35. riolu55 says:

    start the game with chimchar evolve it to monferno and let it learn mach punch it is now ready to beat the first gym!

    Oh, and i only used cimchar/monferno/infernape in the game and i had no trouble.

    P.S. try to keep youre starting pokemon at least 5 levels more than youre opponents andit doesnt matter which one you choose!!!

  36. ryu54 says:

    Empoleon led- team i could beat u

  37. ryu54 says:

    ive got a lvl. 100 himochan,mamoswine,probopass,blastoise,luxray,and Garchomp

  38. dragonmaster says:

    i got:
    kyogre lv 85
    torterra lv 85
    blaziken lv 86
    zapdos lv 100
    giratina lv 76
    salamance lv 80

    beat that

  39. vespiquen20 says:

    in pokemon d/p i have lvl 100 empoleon lvl 100 infernape lvl 81 roserade electivire lvl 80 magmortar lvl 80 and arceus lvl 82

  40. Joey says:

    Is there an Action Replay code to unlock benco city?

  41. android says:

    you rock dude! add more stuff! do pokemon platinum! you are a master!

  42. Sly Fox says:

    Years ago when I played my Poke. Red my original team was:

    -Gyarados Lvl 100
    -Charizard Lvl 100
    -Raichu Lvl 100
    -Venasaur Lvl100
    -Pidgeot Lvl100
    -Gengar **MY FAVORITE POKE EVER** Lvl100

    I do not remember my Diamond team and I’m not sure this team is 100% accurate I mean its been years since the glory day of Pokemon Red

  43. lv.x says:

    I got 3 lv.x.

  44. Anonymous says:

    ive got
    infernape{100}shiney
    arcues{100}shiney
    darkai{100}shiney
    girtina{100}shiney
    claizard{100}shiney
    in my deck

  45. Empoleon led- team says:

    I have really strong Pokemons. I’ll prove it to you:
    Empoleon lv.100
    Staraptor lv.100
    Dialga lv.100
    Fearow lv.100
    Aerodactyl lv.100
    Delibird lv.100
    Darkrai lv.43
    Empoleon lv.100
    Abomasnow lv. 100
    Shaymin lv.31 beat that! Actually I can beat heatran LV.1000000

  46. Empoleon led- team says:

    I have very good Pokemons: Empoleon lv.100 Empoleon lv.100 Staraptor lv.100
    Darkrai lv.43 Dialga lv.100 Rampardos lv.100

  47. ash says:

    i am new…i cannot find the gym 1 in pokemon diamand …can you all help me please….i also needv some help,do you all know in pokemon diamand can catch charizard,blastoise,venusour,rayquaza,giratina,and …….

    • lil says:

      if you meet yellow hair in the school give him map, go to the guy , find 3 clowns, answer yes, go back to guy, you get wach go to first exit (on right)go to cave ,go to other exit of cave,go in mine,talk to red hair with hat, leave mine, go to gym, guess who the leader is ………… RED HAIR WITH HAT

  48. pearl says:

    where in pearl can you catch rayquaza without cheats

  49. ahM says:

    i’ve got a

    RAYQUAZA lv. 100
    CHARIZARD lv. 100
    TIRANYTAR lv. 100
    BLASTOISE lv. 100
    AMPHAROS lv. 100
    DIALGA lv. 82
    also
    GIRATINA lv. 79
    SCEPTILE lv. 78
    i change ‘em instead of DIALGA

  50. vespiquen20 says:

    can u catch spiritomb by goin up down talk to the same person?

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