On our journey through Eterna Forest and Old Chateau in Pokemon Platinum DS, we wandered the numerous grass areas and encountered numerous battles that helped to level up my LUXIO to 23. The Sinnoh Region is a vast area filled with fun places to explore and discover new items in.
Soon, I spotted another group of trainers in Eterna Forest so I wanted to challenge them with another of my Pokemon in the next big battle. My next choice was a STARAVIA that was a Level 14. I have hopes that I can eventually turn him into a powerful STARAPTOR. Enough talk, let’s get battling!
Walking through the Eterna Forest, I came across a sign that read as follows:
“In forests and caves, there are many items on the ground that cannot be seen in the murky darkness.”
“Take the time to search carefully!”
The sign had some key points because forests and caves in Pokemon Platinum DS are always filled with hidden item treasures. Right around the next corner, I found a small red and white ball on the ground. When we picked it up it was found to be a Potion. The Potion was then automatically placed in the MEDICINE Pocket.
Soon after I picked up the Potion off the ground in the Eterna Forest, we were jumped by a BUNEARY and a BUDEW. STARAVIA, my current character, was thrown in. Next, Pokemon Trainer Cheryl threw in CHANSEY to help us out and the battle was on! STARAVIA has a strong Wing Attack with PP 35 so I tend to use it heavily for random encounters like this one. BAM and the wild BUDEW fainted. CHANSEY uses Egg Bomb but missed. BUNEARY uses Defense Curl. My turn again and I choose Wing Attack again. The wild BUNEARY fainted and the battle was over.
The Psychic Kody and Psychic Rachael Battle In Eterna Forest
Just North of the helpful sign about finding items on the ground, a group of trainers were standing around. We decided to go challenge them, just for the fun of it. As soon as I came next to them, they exclaimed: “A strange presence has been felt… It is emanating from…you!” “This forest is strange, you know… It seems to fill me with energy…” Then they engaged me in battle! Their names were Psychic Kody and Psychic Rachael only had two Pokemon but they were very strong. Psychic Kody threw in a PSYDUCK level 17. Psychic Rachael threw in a MEDITITE level 17. I had my work cut out for me if I hoped to survive this struggle.
My first goal of the battle was to take out the PSYDUCK because he can cast commands that will affect the ability of my Pokemon to attack.
STARAVIA issued a Wing Attack against PSYDUCK and inflicted severe damage.
MEDITITE issued a Meditate command.
CHANSEY attacked MEDITITE with Egg Bomb but missed.
STARAVIA used a Wing Attack and the Foe’s PSYDUCK fainted.
CHANSEY attacked MEDITITE with Egg Bomb with minimal effect.
STARAVIA issued a Wing Attack against MEDITITE and the Foe fainted.
We were the victors!
After the battle, we talked to Psychic Rachael and Psychic Kody. They said “Forests are mystifying… They seem to gather such unexplainable energy.” “The Old Chateau… I sense… a particularly strong presence there.”
We immediately became nervous and excited at the same time. Where is this Old Chateau and what will we find there? The only way to find out was to travel North through the Eterna forest.
Pokemon Trainer Cheryl And CHANSEY Left The Group Today
Just before the exit from Eternal Forest to Route 205 (Eterna City), Cheryl had a conversation with our team.
“Oh! There’s the exit!”
“I’m so relieved… We finally got here.”
“I would’ve never been able to get through this by myself.”
“Thank you so much,”
“This is my token of appreciation. Please accept it!”
Cheryl gave us a Soothe Bell. We put the Soothe Bell in the ITEMS pocket.
“I’m sure we’ll meet again somewhere!”
“Bye for now!”
While we were sad to see Cheryl and CHANSEY leave, I was also glad because I could use two Pokemon again.
I plan on entering the Old Chateau.
Pokemon Platinum Controls With The Nintendo DSi XL
You can use either the stylus or the keypad buttons to control battles in Pokemon Platinum DS. The D-Pad on the Nintendo DSi XL can be used to scroll through the buttons on the screen and issue commands during battle. The A button on the right side of the handheld gaming console is used to confirm the battle commands.