Tuesday: Character BIO

30-09-2008- 19:27 BST / 14:27 EDT by Serebii

News has been a bit slow as of late and I think we now have most of Platinum covered, that said, if we've missed something, contact me and let me know.

Character BIOs - Fantina

In The Animé Department

New Character BIO

Even though I should have created it when the episode aired three weeks ago, I have created a BIO for the Hearthome City Gym Leader; Fantina, whom appeared in an episode recently in Japan where she battled both Ash & Zoey. Be warned as it contains spoilers. Click the picture to go to the page;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: 10th Anniversary Pokémon of the Week

28-09-2008- 10:07 BST / 05:07 EDT by Serebii

May add some more things to the update later on today

Pokémon of the Week - Pikachu

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our eighty-first Pokémon. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the US release of Pokémon Red & Blue this month, the Pokémon being covered today is Pikachu, the Mouse Pokémon. Pikachu is one of the Pokémon that has been available in every main game and has become the one Pokémon associated with the franchise by all. It stores electric charges in its cheeks. Since hold items came, it got a special item that boosted its Special Attack, and in DPPt, it's Attack & Special Attack. This makes it competitively viable. So here it is, the eighty-first featured Pokémon, Pikachu.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Rotom Event & Episode Title

27-09-2008- 16:02 BST / 11:02 EDT by Serebii

I have got back to work on the secret project now and it's back on track. Hopefully it'll be done before the end of the year. It's more than likely to be, you just never know

Pokémon Platinum - Rotom Event Active!

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Rotom Event Has Begun

For those of you with Pokémon Platinum and access to Wi-Fi and Mystery Gift, you will be happy to know that as it has now hit September 28th, the Secret Key is now available on Mystery Gift over Wi-Fi. This Secret Key will allow you access to a special room in Eterna's Galactic Headquarters and will allow you to change your Rotom's form into one of the 5 new ones at will. You also have the ability to send this Secret Key to up to 4 of your friends who may not have WiFi but have Platinum. This event is only going on until November 4th for the Japanese version so be sure to get yours. Click the picture to go to the page detailling this and how to change them and swap forms at will
Strategy With A Smile!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The Cartoon Network schedule has today revealed the episode title for the twenty-seventh episode of this season and the 547th episode total. This episode concludes the stint of the Wallace Cup. As May & Dawn progress through the cup, they soon find that their opponent is eachother. The episode is called Strategy With A Smile! and is scheduled to air in two weeks in America following a one week break next week. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Platinum Page & Episode Pictures

26-09-2008- 12:22 BST / 07:22 EDT by Serebii

Will ammend the update with episode pictures as soon as they are done so be sure to check back
Edit @ 20:15; Episode Pictures added

Pokémon Platinum - Veilstone Department Store

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Veilstone Department Store

A question that I kept receiving over e-mail and in the chat and various forums was in regards to the new floor added to the Veilstone Department Store. As such, instead of just covering that, I have created a page detailling all of the floors in the store and what is sold on the floor and for how much. Click the picture to go to the section
Pachirisu's Fever! Care-taking by Two People!? Pokémon Contest! The Celestic Convention!

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Episode Pictures

As usual, we have the pictures from the two episodes that aired yesterday in Japan. The first is the Pachirisu episode that featured Pachirisu getting sick after being overcharged with electricity and the second is the Contest episode that features Dawn's latest Contest and her battle against the rival of her mother. Click the respective pictures in order to view the pictures of the episode. Be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Ranger 2 European Release

25-09-2008- 18:56 BST / 13:56 EDT by Serebii

Sorry, been rather busy today so been unable to write any pages. I will have one ready for tomorrow however in addition to episode pictures

Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

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Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - European Release Date

Today, Nintendo of Europe unveiled their release schedule for the rest of the year. On this list, which has since been pulled from their official site, the release date of Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia was revealed. For europeans, you will be able to get your hands on this game on 21st November 2008, just 11 days after the American release. This is especially handy as, if it follows suit with the Japanese and US games, there are special Wi-Fi missions that can give you some special Pokémon including Darkrai. Click the picture to go to the Ranger: Shadows of Almia page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Platinum Page

24-09-2008- 14:42 BST / 09:42 EDT by Serebii

Got more Platinum Pages to go for the more forgotten aspects of the game, some which are similar to DP, others which have additions so watch this space

Pokémon Platinum - Honey Trees

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Honey Trees

As many have requested, I have created a page based upon the Honey Tree aspects of Pokémon Platinum. These have not changed much from Diamond & Pearl apart from how to get the Honey and the Pokémon on the trees. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Episode Titles

23-09-2008- 12:12 BST / 07:12 EDT by Serebii

Got a couple of Platinum aspects that people have requested, albeit ones that have changed very little from Diamond & Pearl. As such, I will possibly amend this update with them later today, if not tomorrow

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Two more Japanese Episode titles have been revealed for upcoming episodes set to air on October 23rd and October 30th respetively. They are as follows;

Episode 567: Elite Four Aaron! Forest of Seperate Encounters!
Episode 568: Turtwig, Grotle...& Torterra!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Pokémon of the Week

21-09-2008- 11:15 BST / 06:15 EDT by Serebii

Taking a break with Platinum stuff today. However, that said if there is anything Platinum related you want me to cover, do not hesitate to send me an e-mail and I'll see what I can do

Pokémon of the Week - Huntail

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Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our eightieth Pokémon. The Pokémon being covered today is Huntail, the Deep Sea Pokémon. Huntail is one of the evolutions of Clamperl that can only be obtain by trading Clamperl with the Deep Sea Tooth attached. It is one of the rare few Pokémon that are not obtainable in Platinum. So here it is, the eightieth featured Pokémon, Huntail.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Platinum News Day 11

20-09-2008- 20:11 BST / 15:11 EDT by Serebii

You ask, and you shall finally receive
Edit @ 20:35; Now added them to the Attackdex and have the pre-evolution lists working to optimum efficiency

Serebii; Diamond, Pearl & Platinum Pokédex - Move Tutors

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Serebii; Diamond, Pearl & Platinum Pokédex - Move Tutors

With special thanks to Coronis for his effort in getting the compatibility lists and thanks to Smogon for some Pokémon we missed, we have now implemented the Move Tutor moves that each Pokémon learns within the Pokédex. This includes all the tutors within Pokémon Platinum. As I write this, I am also implementing it within the Attackdex and within the Pre-Evolution sections for Pokémon who have pre-evolutions learning moves they do not have. Click the picture to go to the Pokédex and search away

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Platinum News Day 10

19-09-2008- 10:20 BST / 05:20 EDT by Serebii

For those asking, we're still working on Move Tutor compatibility. It will be up, you just have to be patient

Pokémon Platinum - Wi-Fi Enhancements

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Wi-Fi Extras

Since I got my hands on Platinum last week, I have received numerous questions regarding the non-Battle Recorder & non-WiFi Square Wi-Fi enhancements, including the e-mail function. As such, I have updated the Wi-Fi enhancement page to include these changes. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Platinum News Day 9

18-09-2008- 10:23 BST / 05:23 EDT by Serebii

Still compiling the lists, I apologise for the delay. As usual, I will update this update whenever I have anything
Edit @ 15:53; Fixed a glitch in the Pokédex's Pre-evolution Platinum moves and added TM/HM list

Pokémon Platinum - Super Contest

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Super Contest

Although they have not really changed, many have requested that I cover the Platinum Super Contests. It is interesting to note that when you go into the Super Contest with Pokémon with a new sprite, their sprite within the contest matches the sprite from Diamond & Pearl, probably for compatibility for wireless contests. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - TM & HM List

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TM & HM List

Like Diamond & Pearl, Platinum has a total of 100 TM's and HM's combined. These are all dotted around Sinnoh in various places. As such, I have compiled a list of them all including locations. If you feel we've missed one, feel free to e-mail us. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Platinum News Day 8

17-09-2008- 11:06 BST / 06:06 EDT by Serebii

Well, it has been a fun week but things are definitely slowing down now. We're working on a variety of things including item locations & TM locations and should hopefully be done before too long. We're also still trying to get the tutor compatibility lists but they're well hidden. We'll keep on it.
Edit @ 12:13; Amity Square details added
Edit @ 15:00; Recoded parts of the Pokedex so exclusive pre-evolution moves from Platinum now show up in their evolution's page, such as Bug Bite on Caterpie goes to Butterfree's page

Pokémon Platinum - Amity Square

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Amity Square

Amity Square is an area within Hearthome City where you can take one of a select set of Pokémon into the park in order to walk around and find items and contest accessories. As it has radically changed in Platinum, I have created a page accordingly. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Handsome & Pluto

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Handsome & Pluto

As per popular request, I have updated the New Key Characters page with further in-game details regarding both Handsome and Pluto as well as their involvement within the game and game's storyling. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: Platinum News Day 7

16-09-2008- 11:20 BST / 06:20 EDT by Serebii

Things are definitely starting to slow down as we now have the bulk of the game sorted. It has been a fun yet long week and I hope you enjoyed our coverage. That said, it is going to continue for a while as there is still a lot that we have yet to cover. For example, we're still working on trying to get the Move Tutor compatibility.
Edit @ 14:10; Platinum Exclusives Page added
Edit @ 15:01; Foreign Dex Entry Page added
Edit @ 19:58; Legendary Pokémon Page updated
Edit @ 22:13; Move Tutor Costs Added

Pokémon Platinum - Daily/Weekly Events

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Daily/Weekly Events

As with Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, Pokémon Platinum has a variety of specific things for you to do which vary and change or repeat every day or on specific days of the week. I have created a page that lists all of these with screenshots and helpful information.. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Legenday Pokémon

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Legendary Pokémon

The Legendary Pokémon Page of Pokémon Platinum has now reached what is likely it's completion. We have uncovered the data for how the event Pokémon work should Nintendo ever give away the items to obtain them in-game. There are slight changes to the method and mythos so it is certainly an interesting read. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Exclusive Pokémon of Platinum

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Exclusive Pokémon of Platinum

Despite the fact we have a missing Pokémon list, people have been wondering and asking me if there are any Pokémon that are exclusive to Platinum within the 4th generation. To answer that question, I have created a page detailling all of the exclusive Pokémon within Platinum. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Foreign Pokédex Entries

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Foreign Pokédex Entries

Introduced in Diamond & Pearl due to the inclusion of the Wi-Fi Connection, foreign Pokédex Pokémon became very popular, a small amount of Pokémon had foreign dex entries possible. However, in Platinum, this has changed in a much grander scale. . Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Move Tutors

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Move Tutors - Cost

Chatroom member Kittymew has kindly and painstakingly gone through all of the move tutors and has obtained the costs for the each of the attacks. They all cost a total of 8 shards, but the type of shard varies from attack to attack. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Platinum News Day 6

15-09-2008- 10:28 BST / 05:28 EDT by Serebii

The main bulk of the game has now been covered. However, I will continue to update various pages with things I have yet to add. Expect Move Tutor Costs (and possibly compatibility), Time-Based Events and much more as the day goes by so keep checking back
Edit @ 12:11; As requested, Mystery Gift page is up with instructions on how to obtain it
Edit @ 13:32; Another request, I have updated the Battle Castle page with a list of all things you can do with the Castle Points within it
Edit @ 16:11; I have written a page regarding how to get the National Pokédex as some people do ask how it is obtained
Edit @ 18:38; Found some strong trainers which are based on the day and so have added them to a new page

Pokémon Platinum - The Torn World

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The Torn World

The Torn World is the one place in the game that is completely and utterly brand new. As such, many of you have requested the page for it be updated with in-game data and as such, I have added that to the page, detailling both times you go into the Torn World and what you do in there. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Battle Castle

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Battle Castle

The Battle Castle removes all items from your Pokémon and doesnt heal after battle. Due to this, you earn currency during your streak and through this, you can spend it on various items & perks. I have updated the page detailling these. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Battle! In the Pokémon Center!!

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Battle! In the Pokémon Centre!!

It seems that there are six different trainers that are going around Sinnoh every day in the week, appearing in various Pokémon Centre's each day. They all have relatively strong Pokémon so they are good for good experience. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Mystery Gift

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Mystery Gift

With a Wi-Fi Connection Mystery Gift Wonder Card being available in just under two weeks, the Mystery Gift function is quite requested. As such, I have created a page detailling the functions of it and how to obtain it. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - National Pokédex

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National Pokédex

The National Pokédex is a vital insturment within your Pokémon Platinum campaign. As you need to get it in order to progress the story, I have created a page detailling how to obtain it. Click the picture to go to the page

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Titles

A new episode titles was revealed a couple of days ago, I just was too busy to see it. This title comes from an episode set to air in Japan on October 16th. Little is known about this episode besides the fact that Aoi from the Summer School Arc re-appears and that Lickilicky is involved. Here are the titles

Episode 566: The Unidfentified Floating Monster!

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Platinum News Day 5

14-09-2008- 09:41 BST / 04:41 EDT by Serebii

And so it's slowly dying down. I'll continue to provide pages on everything that there is in Platinum, but do not expect massive hectic updates. We're working on location and move tutor compatibility lists for the Pokédex so be sure to look forward to that
Edit @ 11:54; Another Colour Medal obtained and added to the page.
Edit @ 13:43; Pokétch Page created. Missing Pokémon Page Updated. Pokédex Updated
Edit @ 15:07; Another Battle Frontier Brain done, one more to go!
Edit @ 16:17; More Rotom Data
Edit @ 17:00; And I have the final Brain defeated. Is definitely a very tricky Battle Frontier in this game
Edit @ 19:42; Spent some time in the Wi-Fi Square and thus have written some further data based upon it
Edit @ 21:35; Bit of a meaty addition, I've totally upgraded the page on the various functions of the Battle Recorder, both Browse Mode & Global Mode
Edit @ 24:06; I was going to leave it with the Battle Recorder for today, but found some cool Rival information in the game's trainer list that I figured you should all know sooner rather than later

Pokémon Platinum - The Rotom Factor

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The Rotom Factor

Thanks to Coronis, we now have in-depth data on how the form changing of Rotom works, including how the attack is determined and if they're interchangeable. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Battle Frontier Brains

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Battle Frontier Brains

Continuing through the game, I am getting the Colour Medals in the Battle Frontier in Sinnoh. I only have three left at time of writing so it should not be long before it is complete. Click the link to go to the page.
Pokémon Platinum - GBA Insertion Pokémon

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GBA Insertion Pokémon

Like Diamond & Pearl, in Platinum you get Pokémon that will only appear when you have one of the five GBA games inserted into the second slot of your DS. I have created a page with a list of all of these Pokémon in it so that you know what you can get. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Pokétch Applications

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Pokétch Applications

Like Diamond & Pearl, the Pokétch is a handy implement that utilises the touch screen. The applications stay relatively the same, however one application is no longer event only. As such, I have created a page with all of them in as well as all of their locations. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Battle Recorder

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The Battle Recorder

The Battle Recorder is a feature that a lot of people have been clamouring over. As such, I've created the page that details all the aspects of the Battle Recorder and how to access them. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Rival Final Battle

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The Rival Final Battle

In Diamond & Pearl, you could always rebattle your rival in the Fight Area on Saturdays & Sundays. In Platinum, he has moved to the Survival Area, but his team has become the most powerful any game has ever seen. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Missing Pokémon List

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The Missing Pokémon List

Seems we missed another evolution line that is missing from Platinum. This one is definitely the last one as we now have a complete location list. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Wi-Fi Square

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The Wi-Fi Square

Although most of it got covered by the official site in the past couple of months, I have updated the WiFi Square page with further details based upon my experience in there. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokédex DPPt Sprites

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Serebii.net DPPt Pokédex Updated

With thanks to Coronis for compiling the list, we now have the bare-bones locations of the Pokémon in Platinum up in the Pokédex. These just say where they are and the method to get them for the time being. We'll add rarity soon and then get fully in-depth in the same way as with Diamond & Pearl as soon as we can. I have also updated the egg chains pages to include Platinum Level Ups. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon of the Week - Crawdaunt

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Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our seventy-nineth Pokémon. The Pokémon being covered today is Crawdaunt, the Rogue Pokémon. Crawdaunt is the crab Pokémon that was introduced in the 3rd generation. Being Water and Dark type, it was one of the Pokémon of choice by Team Aqua. So here it is, the seventy-nineth featured Pokémon, Crawdaunt.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Platinum News Day 4

13-09-2008- 09:41 BST / 04:41 EDT by Serebii

The coverage is not likely to be as intense now. That said, I will still be trying to get you every aspect of the game up into the section so you have that to look forward to and keep checking back. as it is now the weekend, many of you would not have seen the coverage so be sure to check the previous posts and the archive
Edit @ 16:45; Sorry bout the gap between updates but I've FINALLY managed to beat the head of the Battle Factory and so he has been added to the page
Edit @ 17:12; Trophy Garden added & Version Exclusives updated
Edit @ 23:18; It took almost 5 long hours, but I finally have got the Colour Medal for the Battle Stage. This is by far the hardest Battle Facility you will find. I've added it to the page
Edit @ 23:40; Added a page on the Great Marsh

Pokémon Platinum - Resort Area House

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Resort Area House

When you get to the Resort Area in the game, you get given a big house. This house is like a secret base in that you can buy items to use in it, but much more high class. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Battle Frontier Brains

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Battle Frontier Brains

Continuing through the game, I have just beaten the Battle Factory and have the new Frontier Leader's details added to the site. Next will be the attempt to get the Gold Medals. Click the link to go to the page.
Pokémon Platinum - Swarming Pokémon

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Swarming Pokémon

Like Diamond & Pearl, in Platinum you get many swarms of Pokémon; one for each day. As these are different to what they were in DP, I have created a page detailling the swarms in Platinum, with the list courtesy of Coronis. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - PokéRadar Pokémon

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PokéRadar Pokémon

Like Diamond & Pearl, in Platinum you get the PokéRadar which you can use to find rare Pokémon or to chain shiny Pokémon. As it makes a return, I have created a page with Platinum's PokéRadar exclusive list courtesy of Coronis. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Trophy Garden

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The Trophy Garden

The Trophy Garden also makes a welcome return to Pokémon Platinum. Staying relatively the same, there are a couple of differences in the rare Pokémon that appear in his garden. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Great Marsh

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The Great Marsh

The Great Marsh in Pastoria also returns, sporting a new stylised look. It has many Pokémon found within it, some of them who were not in it in Diamond or Pearl. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Missing Pokémon List

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The Missing Pokémon List

I have also updated the Missing Pokémon List with the Pokémon that are unavailable in Pokémon Platinum, barring the legendaries and starters from past generations. Click the picture to go to the page
Pruning a Passel of Pals!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The Cartoon Network schedule has today revealed the episode title for the twenty-sixth episode of this season and the 546th episode total. This episode continues the stint of the Wallace Cup. As May, Dawn, Zoey & Ash continue their entry into the massive cup. The episode is called Pruning a Passel of Pals! and is scheduled to air in two weeks in America. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Platinum News Day 3

12-09-2008- 09:52 BST / 04:52 EDT by Serebii

And so, it continues on. We'll continue to bring you constant coverage of everything we possibly can about Pokémon Platinum. For you anime fans, we'll have episode pictures as soon as possible
I apologise for the site speed. With our great coverage and the amount of people visiting, the server can be slow. Be patient and things will load before too long
Edit @ 10:17; Episode Pictures up
Edit @ 10:53; Articuno, Zapdos & Moltres found
Edit @ 13:06; A page on Gift Pokémon added
Edit @ 13:35; Regi Factor Page Updated
Edit @ 14:05; Top Trainer Café Updated
Edit @ 14:30; Move Tutors added
Edit @ 14:57; Rotom Data added
Edit @ 15:44; Elite Four Upgrade
Edit @ 16:10; Found third move tutor. Added to list
Edit @ 16:56; Another Frontier Brain known and added
Edit @ 19:51; Another Frontier Brain has been added. Plus a correction. Regigigas caught in Snowpoint appears to be at Level 1.
Edit @ 22:24; Another Frontier Brain has been added to the list
Edit @ 23:24; Battle Shop page created listing all items available at the Frontier
Edit @ 24:08; Final update of the day; Unless there are other trainers, completed Top Trainer Café page.

Pokémon Platinum - Legendary Pokémon

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Legendary Pokémon

I am continuing to add to the Legendary Pokémon page to include all the Legendary Pokémon within the game. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Roaming Pokémon

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Roaming Pokémon

While exploring, we have discovered that there are more roaming Pokémon than just Mesprit and Cresselia, specifically the Legendary Birds of Kanto. With that in mind, I have created a page detailling them. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Battle Frontier Brains

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Battle Frontier Brains

Continuing through the game, we are challenging the Battle Frontier facilities. As each facility has its leader, we're coming into contact with those leaders often. I have just beaten the Battle Roulette and have the new Frontier Leader's details added to the site. Click the link to go to the page.
Pokémon Platinum - Gift Pokémon

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Gift Pokémon

Like with all games, there are various Pokémon that you can only obtain through being given them by characters within the game. Platinum is no different and thus I have created a page for it. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Regigigas Factor

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The Regigigas Factor

The 3rd generation legendary trio is also available in this game. All it needs is the Regigigas from the 11th movie and then they show up dotted around Sinnoh. I have created a page detailling these. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Top Trainer Cafe

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The Top Trainer Cafe

It would seem that the cafe in the Survival Area is not just for Gym Leaders. It seems that the characters you team up with in various parts of the game also show up. To that end, I have updated the page and added the trainers that appeared for me today. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - The Move Tutors

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Move Tutors

Like previous third games, Pokémon Platinum has a variety of Move Tutors. These tutors teach a variety of attacks to the Pokémon depending on who they are and how many shards you have in exchange. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Elite Four Stats

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Elite Four Upgrade

After you get to the National Dex, the Elite Four will also be upgraded in the same manner as the Gym Leaders. With their Pokémon's levels almost reaching Level 80, they are sure to be a good challenge. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Battle Shops

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Battle Frontier Shops

When you battle in the Battle Frontier, you earn a local currency known as Battle Points. These can be exchanged for a variety of items within the Battle Frontier. For this, I have created a page listing the items you are able to obtain. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Rotom Forms

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Rotom Note

Just a small note, the blue skY blog got the official names for each of the Rotom forms. They are; Frost Rotom , Wash Rotom, Cut Rotom, Spin Rotom, Heat Rotom. As such, I have added them with their pictures to the Pokédex page
Pokédex DPPt Sprites

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Serebii.net DPPt Pokédex Updated

Thanks to zhen lin for extracting, we now have all the sprites in Pokémon Platinum. As such, I have updated all the Platinum pages as well as the Pokédex to include them. Only Sinnoh Dex and 4th Gen Pokémon have these new sprites so be sure to look for them if you wish to see. Click the picture to go to the page
The Dancing Gym Leader! Fantina Appears!'

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, we have the pictures from the episode that aired yesterday in Japan. This one features Ash & Co. meeting up with Fantina, the gym leader of Hearthome whom is in town to watch a contest. However, while she's there, both Ash & Zoey decide to battle her. Click the picture to go to the picture gallery. Be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Platinum News Day 2

11-09-2008- 11:46 BST / 06:46 EDT by Serebii

It continues. Today will be more spent on the sections than news and it again will be continuously update. Check back for things including Torn World, Move Tutors, Sinnoh Dex Pokémon and much more. Do not forget to check the contents of yesterday's update too
Edit @ 13:02; Attackdex Updated
Edit @ 14:48; Legendary Page added
Edit @ 17:16; Elite Four added. Do not fear, a lot more will come today
Edit @ 19:06; Battle Frontier Data Added
Edit @ 21:22; Created Page with BREAKING NEWS on Shaymin's Sky Forme
Edit @ 23:50; First Frontier Brain Data added
Edit @ 01:29; Final Update of Today; Gym Rematches

Pokémon Platinum - Gym Stats

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Gym Stats

Coronis and I have progressed through the game and have compiled the rosters for the gym leaders of Sinnoh, from Roark to Volkner. There are some decent changes through the gyms and they certainly are more of a challenge now. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Elite Four Stats

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Elite Four Stats

As we have reached the Elite Four, it became clear that their rosters had also changed in both Pokémon and level. As such, I have created a page chronicling the Elite Four and their changes. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Gym Rematches

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Gym Rematches

While exploring, I happened upon a building which had gym leaders in. In here, you have the ability to rebattle the Gym Leaders, all of them at a much higher level than before. As such, I have created a page about it which will be continually updated until we have them all. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Battle Frontier

In The Games Department

The Battle Frontier

The Battle Frontier is one of the main draws to Pokémon Platinum for the seasoned trainer. There are five facilities in Sinnoh's Battle Frontier and three of them are brand new. With that in mind, I have created pages for each and every one of them as well as the Frontier in general. I shall attempt to complete them to get Frontier Brain data as soon as possible. Click the picture to go to the hub page or follow these individual links; Battle Tower, Battle Factory, Battle Stage, Battle Castle, Battle Roulette
Pokémon Platinum - Battle Frontier Brains

In The Games Department

Battle Frontier Brains

As we go through the game and the Battle Frontier, we're going to get you the rosters for the Frontier Brains. Starting off with the Battle Stage Leader, we will continually update whenever possible so keep checking back. Click the link to go to the page.
Pokémon Platinum - Pokémon Forms

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Pokémon Forms

I have created a page detailling the ins and outs of the 8 new Pokémon forms within Pokémon Platinum. Although we wont know the details about Rotom's for two weeks, it contains vital info about how to change Giratina & Shaymins forms. It should also be noted that Shaymin's form automatically reverts to Land Forme at night. Sky Forme is exclusive to the day. Click the picture to go to the page
Pokémon Platinum - Legendary Pokémon

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Legendary Pokémon

As usual, I have created a page detailling the Legendary Pokémon that you will find within the game. It is preliminary at the moment so keep checking it for updates. Click the picture to go to the page
AttackDex DPPt

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Serebii.net DPPt Attackdex Updated

Based upon the database additions yesterday by Arty2, I have updated the attackdex to include the level up moves for Pokémon in Platinum showcasing the moveset changes where applicable. However, it still does not yet include the level up for Giratina Origin Forme or Rotom's alternate forms. We will get them as soon as possible. Click the picture to go to the Attackdex

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Rotom's Forms, Sinnoh Dex & General Constant Updated Platinum News

10-09-2008- 12:12 BST / 07:12 EDT by Serebii

And so it begins. I will continue to update this update with new information and update sections as we go
Edit @ 13:10; Second Picture found
Edit @ 13:40; New Sinnoh Dex Pokémon
Edit @ 13:53; Third Rotom Forme
Edit @ 14:22; Sinnoh Dex near complete
Edit @ 14:32; Fourth Rotom Forme
Edit @ 15:20; Final Rotom Forme Revealed
Edit @ 16:40; Stats added
Edit @ 18:04; Gym Stats Beginning
Edit @ 22:00; Missing Pokémon List
Edit @ 24:40; Pokédex Updated

Rotom Frost Forme

In The Games Department

Rotom Forme - Frost Forme Revealed Exclusive

Coronis has got his hands on Pokémon Platinum and so our coverage is beginning. In the game, there's a leaflet containing information regarding the new Pokémon forms. It confirms that they are Rotom as many predicted. The leaflet only reveals the first form, with others to come shortly when we extract data from the game. All the forms are accessible through the Secret Key after Rotom is captured at the Old Chateau and the formes it changes Rotom to depends on where you use the item. This form is called the Frost Forme. It is capable of knowing Blizzard. We'll bring you more info on this as and when it comes

Rotom

In The Games Department

Rotom Forme - Second Forme

As others are starting to get the game, other pics are starting to show up on the internet. This one has been posted of the leaflet in the game. It seems the leaflets arent specific and that all 5 of the formes will be shown. This forme seems to be a Water type, resembling a Washing Machine, but we cannot assertain the name from the blurred scan. We'll bring more as it comes

Rotom

In The Games Department

Rotom Forme - Third Forme

Another of the leaflets has been revealed showing the third forme of Rotom with only two more to go. This forme seems to be an Flying type, resembling a Fan, and knowing Air Slash but we again cannot assertain the name from the blurred scan. We'll bring more as it comes

Rotom Cut Forme

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Rotom Forme - Cut Forme

Another of the leaflets has been revealed showing the fourth forme of Rotom with only one more to go. This forme seems to be an Grass type, resembling a Lawn Mower, and knowing Leaf Storm. This time though, we know its name and its the Cut Rotom. We'll bring more as it comes

Rotom Final Forme

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Rotom Forme - Final Forme

And our coverage of the revelation of Rotom's new forms comes to an end with this fifth and final form. Resembling a Toaster, it has fire attributes and knows attacks such as Overheat. Again we cannot assertain the name. We'll bring stats and such asap

In The Games Department

Sinnoh Dex & Sprites

Well, as Coronis plays through the game we are getting various tidbits about the Sinnoh Dex's reshuffle. Firstly, the first 151 Pokémon in the Sinnoh Dex remain as is. The following Pokémon have the following numbers;

  • Rotom #152
  • Gligar #153, Gliscor #154
  • Nosepass #155, Probopass #156
  • Ralts #157, Kirlia #158, Gardevoir #159, Gallade #160
  • Lickitung #161, Lickilicky #162
  • Eevee #163, Vaporeon #164Jolteon #165, Flareon #166, Espeon #167, Umbreon #168, Leafeon #169, Glaceon #170
  • Swablu #171, Altaria #172
  • Togepi #173, Togetic #174, Togekiss #175
  • Houndour #176, Houndoom #177
  • Magnemite #178, Magneton #179, Magnezone #180
  • Tangela #181, Tangrowth #182
  • Yanma #183, Yanmega #184
  • Tropius #185
  • Rhyhorn #186, Rhydon #187, Rhyperior #188
  • Duskull #189, Dusclops #190, Dusknoir #191
  • Porygon #192, Porygon2 #193, Porygon-Z #194
  • Scyther #195, Scizor #196
  • Elekid #197, Electabuzz #198, Electivire #199
  • Magby #200, Magmar #201, Magmortar #202
  • Swinub #203, Piloswine #204, Mamoswine #205
  • Absol #209
It also seems that Shaymin, Darkrai & Regigigas are NOT in the new Sinnoh Dex. It also seems that non-4th gen Pokémon that are not in the Sinnoh Dex do not get new sprites.
As we now have the Sinnoh Dex complete, I have compiled the list onto one of our normal pages. Click Here for it

Pokémon Platinum - Missing Pokémon

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Missing Pokémon

As we play through the game, we are noticing many Pokémon are not available in the wild when they should be. These are missing Pokémon, every game has them. To that end, I have compiled a list of the Pokémon we know of so far. We'll keep this updated whenever we find some. Click the Pokédex Picture to check

Rotom

In The Games Department

Serebii.net DPPt Pokédex Updated

With thanks again to Arty2, we have updated our DP Pokédex to include the Level Up Moves and new Stats from Pokémon Platinum. These include the brand new forms and should be pinpoint correct. However, there may be a couple of little glitches. Only the Pokédex is updated at the moment. The Attackdex will be done within a day or so and we should have sprites soon. It also does not yet include the level up for Giratina Origin Forme or Rotom's alternate forms. We will get them as soon as possible. Click the picture to go to the Pokédex

In The Games Department

Alternate Form Stats

Thanks to Arty2 for extracting them, we now have the Base Stats for the new Pokémon forms that are within Pokémon Platinum. These will be added to the Pokédex shortly. They are as follows;
Giratina Origin Forme
H.P. Att. Def. Speed S.Att.. S.Def.
150 120 100 90 120 100
Shaymin Sky Forme
H.P. Att. Def. Speed S.Att.. S.Def.
100 103 75 127 120 75
All Rotom's New Forms
H.P. Att. Def. Speed S.Att.. S.Def.
50 65 107 86 105 107

Pokémon Platinum - Gym Stats

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Gym Stats

As I progress through the game, I am going to add to the site's sections as I go. For example, at time of writing, I have just beaten the first gym and so I have updated the gym page to include the Pokémon that Roark has and the puzzle of the gym. I will continually update this so keep checking back.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Monday: Episode Titles

08-09-2008- 19:59 BST / 14:59 EDT by Serebii

Just a few short days until Platinum coverage will appear

In The Anime Department

Japanese Episode Titles

Four new episode titles were revealled today. These four titles come from 2 one-hour blocks, consisting of 2 episodes a piece, set to air in Japan on September 25th and October 2nd respectively. Little is known about these episodes except that the Team Galactic ones feature the return of Cynthia. Here are the titles

Episode 562: Pachirisu's Fever! Care-taking by Two People!?
Episode 563: Pokémon Contest! The Celestic Convention!
Episode 564: The Charge of Team Galactic!! (Part One)
Episode 565: The Charge of Team Galactic!! (Part Two)

Until Next Time, See Ya

Sunday: Platinum Tidbit & Pokémon of the Week

07-09-2008- 09:58 BST / 04:58 EDT by Serebii

And so, the small trickle of news appears before the damn bursts and we get a flood. Coro Coro scans are due any day now as well so they should provide something new so keep checking back

In The Games Department

Platinum News

Today's episode of Pokémon Sunday in Japan, a variety show showing the fan-side of Pokémon and showing new things, reportedly had a showing of a bit in the Pokédex of Platinum. This showed that the 210 Sinnoh Dex rumour is confirmed and placed Froslass at #208 and Giratina at #210 in the Sinnoh Pokédex. It is unknown what other Pokémon are in this extention of the Sinnoh Dex, presumably the rest of the 4th Gen Pokémon and their releated Pokémon. We will keep you aprised on this and any related happenings

Pokémon of the Week - Staraptor

In The Pokémon of the Week Department

Who's That Pokémon

Once again going into the 4th Generation Competitive Battling strategies, we are covering our seventy-eigth Pokémon. The Pokémon being covered today is Staraptor, the Predator Pokémon. Staraptor is the final evolution of the Sinnoh Bird Pokémon; Starly & Staravia, found throughout the game and all around Sinnoh. It's a Pokémon that many of you will have used through your Diamond & Pearl games and probably will use again in Platinum. So here it is, the seventy-eighth featured Pokémon, Staraptor.

Until Next Time, See Ya

Saturday: Manga Summaries & Episode Titles

06-09-2008- 16:31 BST / 11:31 EDT by Serebii

Platinum will be out this time next week and by then we should be well into our Platinum coverage...

Pocket Monsters Special - Diamond & Pearl Summaries

In The Manga Department

Diamond & Pearl Summaries

Coronis has once again kindly written the summaries for more of the chapters of the Pocket Monsters Special - Diamond & Pearl series that were released during his downtime this year. These summaries feature Dia, Pearl & Lady Berlitz as they travel through the land of Sinnoh partaking in gyms and contests and preventing Team Galactic from their evil tasks, this time focusing in the area around Hearthome City. The chapters that have been covered are Chapters 36 up to 43. Click the picture to go to the index page to read on. Be warned as these are in-depth and contain spoilers

Staging A Heroes Welcome!

In The Anime Department

Dub Episode Title

The Cartoon Network schedule has today revealed the episode title for the twenty-fifth episode of this season and the 545th episode total. This episode continues the stint of the Wallace Cup. As May, Dawn, Zoey & Ash enter, the competition is set to be huge. Following all contest conventions, the winner will have a ribbon thats valid for use anywhere. The episode is called Staging A Heroes Welcome and is scheduled to air in two weeks in America. Click the picture for synopsis and episode pictures;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Friday: Episode Pictures

05-09-2008- 09:25 BST / 04:25 EDT by Serebii

Just over a week until our Platinum Coverage begins

Return to the Basics, Team Rocket!'

In The Anime Department

Episode Pictures

As usual, we have the pictures from the episode that aired yesterday in Japan. This one features Team Rocket realising that they have become out of shape since the Pokémon Summer School. Realising this, they resolve to return to their roots and so they decide to go back and steal the Pokémon from the Pokémon Centre. Click the picture to go to the picture gallery. Be warned however as they contain spoilers;

Until Next Time, See Ya

Thursday: Game Mechanics - Transform

04-09-2008- 15:46 BST / 10:46 EDT by Serebii

Sorry that I didn't add this to yesterday's update. I got sidetracked prepping things for Platinum and the Project as well as stuff away from the computer. I apologise. Should have episode pictures tomorrow and I expect new Platinum info next week prior to the game's release so be sure to check back

Game Mechanics - Transform

In The Game Mechanics Department

Transform

Recently, I have been asked a lot about the effects of Transform and how specifically it affects the Pokémon using it and the specifics of it within battle. With that in mind, I have created a page detailling the ins and outs of the attack; Transform. This should give you a clearer picture on how Transform works. Click the picture to go to the page

Until Next Time, See Ya

Wednesday: Possible Platinum Enhancement

03-09-2008- 09:54 BST / 04:54 EDT by Serebii

Would have had this up earlier but sleep was taking place. I shall ammend this update later with the game mechanic page I referred to yesterday

In The Games Department

Pokémon Platinum - Sinnoh Dex Enhancement

A new advertisement advertising another bit of Pokémon Merchandise has given the implication that the Sinnoh Dex has been enhanced. According to it, there are 59 further Pokémon in Sinnoh to make the final amount 210. This does not mean for sure however that this is also true in Platinum, but it does seem likely due to many instances within the game such as Giratina being the mascot, Shaymin's Glacidia Flower being available early in the game and so forth. Chances are that these 59 Pokémon comprise of the new Pokémon that were not in the Sinnoh Dex in Diamond & Pearl and any pre-evolutions that they may have. We'll bring you more of this, and hopefully confirmation, when Platinum is released next week

Until Next Time, See Ya

Tuesday: The Calm Before The Storm

02-09-2008- 20:37 BST / 15:37 EDT by Serebii

In The Site Department

No News

It is the calm before the storm. News has come to a relative halt. As such, I have been taking this time to prepare the site for the incoming Platinum coverage including having the Pokédex ready to be updated with the new data. The coverage will be quick as I will be focusing all my time on it and will post everything as and when we discover it. Do not worry as I'll prevent spoilers being posted directly on the main page. However, before then it is likely that we will get CoroCoro scans revealing new things, possibly including the revelation of the Sihlouetted Pokémon.
That said, despite this, I have also been hard at work on the project which is coming along nicely. I will also update tomorrow with another page that I've had people ask for, quite often recently in fact so be sure to check for that and possibly more tomorrow.

Until Next Time, See Ya

 
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