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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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10 Comments on Tips for Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

  1. how do you go to other regions

  2. Heatron is at the volcano

  3. were is burmy

  4. turtwig rocks // June 24, 2007 at 4:55 pm // Reply

    Everyone dont listen to piplup rules because turtwig is alot better and knows better moves like frenzy plant. Here is the best team Giratina lv. 71 , Kyogre lv. 75 , Torttera lv. 87 ,Heatran lv.75 , Golbat lv. 70 , and a weak pokemon that has exp. share to level up really fast. thank you.

  5. jirachi-fan73 // June 24, 2007 at 12:50 pm // Reply

    tips for cresselia get a quick claw and a pokemon with 100 speed give claw to pokemon and keep fighting him evertime u see him then when hes weak use a quick ball


  7. Where are the move deleter and move tutors????!!!!!!!

  8. piplup is a good starter pokemon. And is awesome at the pokemon league. Also these are Cynthia’s pokemon so you can get the advantages. Lucario,Milotic,Spiritomb,and others.

  9. A recomened starter pokemon is piplup. It can be awesome at the pokemon league.


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