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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, 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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15 Comments on Tips for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

  1. i have a bedew with a everstone will that work

  2. joe you battle at the battle tower

  3. you have to evliove it from a sneasl useing a dusk stone

  4. #1PokemonFan // March 30, 2010 at 2:36 am // Reply

    Even though, I had a VERY bad thing happen, I was having a trade (leave and wait trade) And I was wanting a Level 100 Male Lucario in trade for a Level 42 Tentacruel but next day I noticed It said “Deposit Pokemon” or whatever and I was like, What? I got a Level 100 Lucario?! Already?!?! And started to wonder how to get the Lucario, Please help! 🙁

  5. i have a lugia

  6. im at the battle tower and i dont know what to do

  7. im at the part where ur at the battle tower i dont know wat to do?

  8. Current Team:Low because of new pokemon from trading
    Charizard Lv. 37
    Teddiursa Lv. 20
    Munchlax Lv. 3
    Quilava Lv.14
    Deoxys Lv. 100
    Wartortle Lv. 23

    Badges all 8

  9. bob6283628394 // February 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm // Reply

    i have all legendary including dialga palkia garatina and there lv 100 🙂

  10. im at the last part where u have to fight elite 4 i have to see like three more pokemon till i get the big deck

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