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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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12 Comments on Tips for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

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

  2. Pok'e Genuis // August 27, 2009 at 6:35 am // Reply

    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!!!!!

  3. Pok'e Genuis // August 27, 2009 at 6:31 am // Reply

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

  6. can you teach rilou aura sphere

  7. 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

  8. the master // July 22, 2009 at 5:47 am // Reply

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

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

  10. chimpchar5 // July 19, 2009 at 2:09 pm // Reply

    How do you catch Mespirt and chresselian? 🙁 🙁

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