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How to get every legendary Pokémon in every Pokémon game!

Updated on April 8, 2010

Fill up your Pokedex step by step! =D

How to get every legendary Pokémon in every game! Not only is this required to fill your Pokedex, hence, beat the game. Who doesn't want all the legendary Pokémon? Am I right? Thing is, some of them can be pretty tricky! But it's OK, because not only will I tell you how, I'll give you tips on fighting and getting there! What are you reading this for? Get to the good part already! =)

Arceus - Giratina

(press crl+ f to search for the legendary you want!

Ok, Before we start there are a couple things you should know.

1. Always save before fighting a legendary! You could KO it or other stuff.

2. Never KO a wild legendary. EVER.

3. If you DO accidentally KO a legendary, TURN OFF THE GAME! NOW!

4. Don't lose hope! Sometimes it may feel getting this Pokémon is impossible. Keep trying or come back to it later.

5. Come prepared! You never want to get all the way up to a legendary shorthanded! (not enough Pokeballs, Pokémon level too high or too low, ect.)

6. Pay attention to the level of the legendary (which will be in this guide), If you bring Pokémon too high leveled you might KO it, too low and you might be KOed yourself,

7. Status problems can be helpful when catching a legendary, but never burn or poison it! You might KO it!

8. False swipe if a good move to have, it makes sure the opponent has at least 1HP left!

You all that? Good. Now that's all out of the way, let's begin!

We'll go in order of A to Z.

Arceus

Level: 80

Location: Hall of Orgin

Pearl, Diamond, and Platinum: Only available through Nintendo events and hacking.

Although, if you have an action Replay I suggest this code, it hacks the event rather then the Pokémon.

(this code is available at the bottom of this guide)

OK, you should have an Azure Flute. If not, well, you can't get Arceus. The Azure Flute is the item you get from the event.

Now where you wanna go is The Hall of Orgin, which is the spear pillar, which is in Mt. Cornet, which I trust you know where is.

Well, I'm not completely sure how I can walk you through this. But basically, you're gonna need Surf, Rock Climb, Strength, and Rock Smash actually, I'm not sure, but, bring all those to be save. XD Spear Pillar is at the top of Mt. Cornet so you are gonna have to wander around up stairs, and stairs, til finally on the last one. Lucky for you I have found a map. (it's at the bottom of the page)

Ah, now you can see what you need.

Now, the first level isn't that bad but, as you can see the last 2 are pretty complex.

If you make your way to Spear Pillar it should have a secret door opened up, leading you to Arceus.

Arceus is a very high level (80), so it's not gonna be easy. I'd bring a level 100 that knows false swipe. But if that's not an option, bring something liiiike, 95, 90, it depends on the Pokémon. once you get it's health under half, chuck UltraBalls at it. maybe bring out a level 80 or so and attack it again so that it has around quarter HP and chuck more UltraBalls. I warn you, Arceus could take awhile, but you'll get it, I'm sure.

Articuno:

Platinum:

When you have the National Dex, the three Legendary Birds (Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos) will be jumping around like Cresselia and Mesprit went place to place. Use your Marking Map Poketch app to see where they are and track get em' Once you finally get in battle with them use a Pokémon with the Mean Look move or Shadow Tag. And you should get all the birds in no time!

FireRed and LeafGreen: Level 50

For Articuno you'll need to go to Seafoam Islands. To get there, head south from Fuchsia City, you should find an ocean, use Surf and keep going south until you (finally) are at Seafoam Islands! A level 50 Articuno is inside the cave there. (make sure you also have a Pokémon who knows Strength in your party since you'll need to move a few boulders to get to Articuno). When you finally get to it, keep in mind it's level and how much health it has, I personally think Articuno iss easy to KO.

Pokémon XD:

Articuno can be caught at the boss battle against Greevil on Citadark Island. This is no easy boss battle and it's pretty hard to get the legendary birds.

Azelf: 50

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum:

Once you've beaten Team Galactic at Mt. Coronet, the lake trio of legendaries (Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie) will become available. You'll find Azelf at Lake Valor. After that it will be jumping around all over the place and it's really annoying xD so you need to go in between 2 routes and go back and forth while looking at the Marking Map Ppoketch App. Until it's finally in your area, (whoo!). Save when you find it's in your area, and azelf is fairly easy to catch, but it takes awhile.

Celebi:

Oh, joy, Celebi. Celebi's annoying for this reason: Celebi is an event-only Pokémon, so there's no way to obtain one via normal gameplay. And taht's not the worst of it, most of Celebi's giveaway events were Japan-only.

So your just gonna have to look for a Japanese OT when trading. Celebi was also given away during the Pokémon Journey Across America Tour with an OT of 10 ANIV.

If you're looking for a legit Celebi, your best bet is to seek out a reputable source for trading, like someone you know.

Cresslia: 50

Diamond Pearl Platinum:

After beating the Elite 4 and obtaining the National Dex, head to Canalave City. On the west side of the city by the boat dock is a house with a sleeping boy in it. Talk to the boy, then take the boat across to Fullmoon. Follow the path (there's only one way you can go) until you reach Cresselia, who will immediately flee when you approach. Make sure to grab the Lunar Wing she leaves behind, and bring it back to the sleeping boy to cure him. Now you'll be able to find Cresselia roaming around Sinnoh (use the Marking Map Pokeketch app to view her current location). Rmember you have to between 2 areas cuz she changes her area every time you move. So you gotta wait til she gets to yours. When you do some damage after she flees and yiou fins her again that samage will still be there. I bid you good luck.

Darkrai: 50

Diamond, Pearl, Platinum:

Like Arceus, only event UNLESS you use the code I have provided at the bottom of the page.

You should get a Member's Card. Go to Canalave And in the top right theer should be a house (previously locked) and if you use the Member's Card it should let you in, the Guy will give you a room, blahblahbah, you'll go to bed. and dream of Darkrai. SAVE! Then press A in front of it. and away you go. Darkrai is RLLY annoying because it puts your Pokémon to sleep and then it has Dream Eater. So, I'd bring a Pokémon with Sleep Talk and bring LOADS stuff to wake up your Pokémon. Good luck.

Deoxys:

Platinum, Diamond, and Pearl:

Sry! No info on Deoxys yet! Will be updated soon!

Dialga:

Pokémon Diamond: If you're playing through Diamond, Dialga is a total no-brainer since you must encounter it as part of the plot. When you finally make it through Mt. Coronet, after your big boss battle with Cyrus, Dialga will be waiting for you to battle and capture. After you capture it, make sure you walk past where it was standing and pick up the Adamant Orb, which is an essential hold item to maximize Dialga's power.

Pokémon Platinum: Dialga will be at Spear Pillar, but you won't be able to battle it until you've obtained the National Dex and returned to Spear Pillar after your initial encounter there with Cyrus and Giratina.

Note that you'll encounter Dialga at level 47 in Diamond, and an impressive level 70 in Platinum.

Entei:

Pokémon Colosseum:

Entei is available to capture during the boss battle with Cipher Admin Dakim at Mt. Battle. Make sure you have a Water type Pokémon with you, as most of the trainers here use Rock and Ground types.

Pokémon FireRed / LeafGreen:

If you chose Bulbasaur as your starter Pokémon, Entei will appear roaming around Kanto after you beat the Elite 4.

Entei knows the move Roar, which allows it to flee battle regardless of whether you used Mean Look or any move/ability that prevents fleeing, so don't even try it. Warning: under no circumstances do you want him to use Roar! If he flees using Roar he'll be gone… forever! If you insist on going after him without using a Master Ball, be aware that it'll probably take several encounters before you finally get him.

Entei is an excellent candidate for using your Master Ball. Actually, it is THE candidate for the Master Ball - do yourself a favor and just use it, please.

Giratina:

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl: After obtaining the National Dex, head to Route 214 (Fly to Veilstone City and go south). You'll need Surf, Rock Smash and Rock Climb. Head south down the path, and looking along the eastern side (to the right) you'll see an opening that wasn't there before. Head inside and you'll be in Sendoff Spring. Go down the path, up the hill using Rock Climb, and across the spring using Surf to enter Turnback Cave. Turnback Cave is kind of a huge foggy maze. There's a riddle on the pillar when you enter that says you must find 3 other pillars within 30 rooms, and Giratina will appear. It's not too difficult to find through trial and error, but the quickest way to get there is:

From the entrance, go NORTH, NORTH, EAST, EAST, EAST, EAST, EAST, EAST.

So, just go north twice and then east until you get to the room with Giratina in it. Our Diamond/Pearl advanced guide has a detailed strategy for catching Giratina, which you can view here.

Pokémon Platinum:

While Giratina is at level 70 in Diamond and Pearl, the Giratina you'll find in Platinum is a mere level 47. Finding Giratina in Platinum is a no-brainer because you'll have to trigger the encounter at some point if you're playing through the game. Once you get to Spear Pillar at the top of Mt Coronet, after the boss battle, instead of battling either Dialga or Palkia, you'll enter a portal into the Distortion World. It's not that big of a place, so you should be able to navigate your way through until you reach Cyrus. After you defeat him, Giratina will appear and you'll be able to battle it.

Groudon - Lugia

Groudon:

Pokémon Ruby:

Groudon can be found in the Cave of Origin, which you'll encounter while playing through the main game. To get there, start at Sootopolis City. To the northeast of the Poke Mart, you'll see a guy named Stephen. Talk to him and eventually he'll lead you to the entrance of the Cave of Origin. You'll find Groudon right inside.

Pokémon Emerald:

You'll find Groudon in Terra Cave this time around. To find Terra Cave, you'll have to Fly to Fortree City and then go west to Route 119. Follow the path until you get to the Weather Institute. Go to the second floor and talk to the dude there who'll tell you about the weather. He'll either tell you about a drought or a downpour on a certain route. To get Groudon, you want him to mention drought. Exiting and reentering the building resets what he says, so if you have to, exit and reenter until he mentions a drought. Go to the route he mentions (it'll be either 114, 115, 116 or 118). You'll find the entrance to Terra Cave there and Groudon will be inside at level 70.

Heatran:

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum:

Heatran resides in Stark Mountain on the northeastern island area. After beating the Elite 4, Fly to Snowpoint City and talk to the man to the south at the boat dock, who will take you to the Fight Area of the island (or if you've already been to the areas on the island, just Fly directly to the Survival Area). Make sure you have a Pokémon in your party that knows Surf, Rock Climb, Rock Smash and Strength. If you're starting from the Fight Area, head north on Route 225 to the Survival Area. From there, go east along Route 226. Climb up the hill and Surf across the pond, then continue north on Route 227 which leads you to the entrance to Stark Mountain.

If this is your first time visiting Start Mountain, you'll have to go through some story stuff with Rival and Buck first, and navigate through the mountain with Buck tagging along. Once you're done with all the story stuff (which requires going back to the Survival Area to talk to Buck again), head back to Stark Mountain and go back to where you found the Magma Rock, and Heatran will be waiting for you there.

It's a Fire/Steel type, making it strong or immune to the vast majority of techniques. Electric attacks deal normal damage, while Fighting and Water skills will be considerably more effective. Heatran's major weakness is Ground attacks, but be careful, because it's quite possible to one-hit faint it with a single strong Ground skill. One important point is to never, ever use Fire skills when fighting Heatran. You might think Fire attacks would be good for getting Heatran's HP low, but Heatran can absorb all fire attacks with its Flash Fire skill - and every attack it absorbs makes its Fire techniques even stronger!

Heatran's attacks are primarily Fire-based. Fire Spin is fairly weak, but will prevent you from switching out the Pokémon currently in battle. Lava Plume is much stronger, and carries a risk of burning the pokémon it hits. Scary Face severely reduces your pokemon's speed, and Heatran will use it often, so you should expect to be going second most of the time. To effectively counter and stall against Heatran, you'll want to pick a poke that can both withstand its attacks and hit at its weaknesses. Infernape and Combusken are good choices for a combination of good offense and defense, while Water/Rock pokémon such as Relicanth, Kabutops, and Omastar work well as pure tanks.

Ho-Oh:

Pokemon Colosseum:

After beating all 100 trainers in all 12 colosseums, complete either of the Mt. Battles (single or double battle) and you'll be rewarded with a level 70 Ho-Oh as a prize. This is no easy task, but unfortunately it's the only legitimate non-event way to obtain Ho-Oh on your own through normal gameplay.

Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen / Emerald:

By event only. You would have needed a Mysticticket to get to Navel Rock, where Ho-Oh resides. If you didn't initially get this at one of the official events, you're out of luck.

Jiratchi:

Pokemon Colosseum Bonus Disk (North America only) - If you can get your hands on a copy of the Colosseum Bonus Disc, which was given out to those who preordered Colosseum, this is by far the easiest way to obtain Jirachi on your own. With the Bonus Disc, you can actually transfer as many Jirachis as you want to either Ruby or Sapphire, as long as there's not currently a Bonus Disc Jirachi on that cart. So technically, you can download a Jirachi on Ruby, transfer that Jirachi to Sapphire, then repeat the process as many times as you want until your Sapphire cart is filled with Jirachis. The OT for this Jirachi is WISHMKR.

Pokemon Channel (Europe and Australia only) - In the European and Australian versions of the GameCube spin-off game Pokemon Channel, Jirachi can be obtained after completing the game. The OT for this Jirachi is CHANNEL, and it can be transferred to Ruby or Sapphire.

Kyogre:

Pokemon Sapphire:

Kyogre can be found in the Cave of Origin, which you'll encounter while playing through the main game. To get there, start at Sootopolis City. To the northeast of the Poke Mart, you'll see a guy named Stephen. Talk to him and eventually he'll lead you to the entrance of the Cave of Origin. You'll find Kyogre right inside.

Pokémon Emerald:

You'll find Kyogre in Marine Cave this time around. To find Marine Cave, you'll have to Fly to Fortree City and then go west to Route 119. Follow the path until you get to the Weather Institute. Go to the second floor and talk to the dude there who'll tell you about the weather. He'll either tell you about a drought or a downpour on a certain route. To get Kyogre, you want him to mention downpour. Exiting and reentering the building resets what he says, so if you have to, exit and reenter until he mentions a downpour. Go to the route he mentions (it'll be either 114, 115, 116 or 118). You'll find the entrance to Marine Cave there and Kyogre will be inside at level 70.

Latias:

Pokemon Sapphire - After beating the Elite 4, Latias will appear roaming around Hoenn. The same tactics that work for Mesprit, Cresselia, and the legendary bird trio in Platinum will work here. Make sure you have either a Wobbuffet or a Pokemon that knows Mean Look at the head of your party to prevent Latias from fleeing once you encounter her. It's highly recommended that you just use your Master Ball on her if you have one.

Pokemon Emerald - You have to choose between Latios and Latias in Emerald. After beating the Elite 4, when you end up back in your room in Littleroot Town, approach the TV and watch the program about flying dragons. Your mom will talk to you and ask about the Pokemon's color. If you say Red, Latias will begin roaming around Hoenn.

Like in Ruby and Sapphire, it's possible to obtain BOTH Latias and Latios, provided you obtain the Eon Ticket that allows passage to Southern Island. In Emerald, whichever Pokemon you didn't pick previously will appear.

Pokemon Ruby - It's possible to obtain Latias on your own in Ruby, but you need an e-Reader and the Eon Ticket e-Card to get to Southern Island, where you'll find Latias. It's also possible to obtain the Eon Ticket by mixing records with someone who obtained the ticket directly (i.e. if you obtained the Eon Ticket through mixing records, you can't pass another ticket on to anyone else). The Eon Ticket was also given away as a Mystery Gift at a few Pokemon events, but your chance for that passed awhile ago.

Latios:

Pokemon Ruby -After beating the Elite 4, Latios will appear roaming around Hoenn. The same tactics that work for Mesprit, Cresselia, and the legendary bird trio in Platinum will work here. Make sure you have either a Wobbuffet or a Pokemon that knows Mean Look at the head of your party to prevent Latios from fleeing once you encounter her. It's highly recommended that you just use your Master Ball on her if you have one.

Pokemon Emerald - You have to choose between Latios and Latias in Emerald. After beating the Elite 4, when you end up back in your room in Littleroot Town, approach the TV and watch the program about flying dragons. Your mom will talk to you and ask about the Pokemon's color. If you say Blue, Latios will begin roaming around Hoenn.

Like in Ruby and Sapphire, it's possible to obtain BOTH Latias and Latios, provided you obtain the Eon Ticket that allows passage to Southern Island. In Emerald, whichever Pokemon you didn't pick previously will appear.

Pokemon Sapphire - It's possible to obtain Latios on your own in Sapphire, but you need an e-Reader and the Eon Ticket e-Card to get to Southern Island, where you'll find Latios. It's also possible to obtain the Eon Ticket by mixing records with someone who obtained the ticket directly (i.e. if you obtained the Eon Ticket through mixing records, you can't pass another ticket on to anyone else). The Eon Ticket was also given away as a Mystery Gift at a few Pokemon events, but your chance for that passed awhile ago.

Lugia:

Pokemon XD - This is the only way to obtain Lugia on your own through normal gameplay. Lugia can be caught during the boss battle against Grand Master Greevil on Citadark Island. This is a difficult battle, and there are several other legendaries you might want to also catch within the same fight. We recommend picking one or two you really want to catch and just focusing on those.

Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen / Pokemon Emerald - By event only. You would have needed a Mysticticket to get to Navel Rock, where Lugia resides. If you didn't initially get this at one of the official events, you're out of luck.

Manaphy - Regirock

Manaphy:

Pokemon Ranger - This is the only way to obtain Manaphy on your own through normal gameplay. First, beat the game. Then, from the main menu, select the Ranger Net option and hold down the right shoulder button, the X button, and left on the directional pad to bring up a password option. Enter the code P8M2-9D6F-43H7 for North America and Australia or Mg35-Cpb8-4FW8 for Europe to unlock the Manaphy Egg special mission. Complete the mission (it's easy) to receive the Manaphy egg. To transfer it to Diamond or Pearl, you'll need two DS systems. Turn on both DS systems, one with Ranger and one with Diamond / Pearl, start the games and follow the prompts to transfer the egg.

Mespirit:

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum - Once you've beaten Team Galactic at Mt. Coronet, the lake trio of legendaries (Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie) will become available. Of the three lake Pokemon, Mesprit is the hardest to catch, since it's the only one that roams Sinnoh instead of staying at its respective lake. First, go to Lake Verity and approach Mesprit, who will immediately flee and begin roaming/teleporting all over Sinnoh. Use your Marking Map Poketch app to view his current location. You don't have to go after him right after your initial encounter - in fact, once Mesprit begins to roam Sinnoh, you can save your game and then go after him whenever you feel like it. Roaming Pokemon are the most irritating Pokemon to catch, just like Cresslia.

Mew:

My Pokemon Ranch - This is only way to obtain Mew on your own through normal gameplay. Once your ranch reaches level 25 (meaning you've deposited 999 Pokemon into the ranch), Mew will be available for trade. Hayley (the ranchkeeper character) will trade you a Mew for ANY egg. If you check your ranch everyday and deposit as many fodder Pokemon as you can, you'll reach level 25 in no time, especially since each day that you check the ranch, Hayley will also add to the ranch's Pokemon total by depositing some of her own Pokemon.

Pokemon Emerald - By event only. Mew is located on Faraway Island, but to get there, you would need an Old Sea Map, which is available by event only.

Mewtwo:

Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen - Mewtwo can be found in Basement 1 of Cerulean Cave. To get there, you must first beat the Elite 4 and complete the Sevii Islands quest. After you've done that, Fly to Cerulean City and head north across Nugget Bridge and use Surf once you get to the river. Travel along the river until south until you reach Cerulean Cave. Since this is an advanced quest, this dungeon is quite difficult without a strong party of Pokemon. You'll find Mewtwo at level 70 on the bottom floor of the cave. Annoyingly, Mewtwo knows the move Recover, allowing it to recover HP and making it all the more difficult to catch. Do yourself a favor and just use your Master Ball, or at the very least make sure you have a Pokémon in your party that can put him to sleep.

Moltres:

Pokemon Platinum - Once you get the National Dex, the three legendary birds (Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos) will be roaming Sinnoh in the same way that Cresselia and Mesprit jumped around from place to place. Use your Marking Map Poketch app to see their current locations and track them down. Once the encounter begins, use a Pokemon with the Mean Look move to prevent each bird from fleeing (or better yet, use a Wobbuffet - its Shadow Tag ability will automatically prevent the bird from fleeing, even if you switch it out) and you should have all three in no time.

Pokemon LeafGreen / FireRed - Moltres can be found on One Island in the Sevii Islands area. Make sure you have a Pokemon with the HMs Surf, Strength and Cut before proceeding. If you haven't already, head to the Pokemon Center on Cinnabar Island and tell Bill you want to visit the Islands. Get the Tri-Pass from Bill which allows you to travel to Islands One, Two and Three anytime. Then head East using Surf to Island One. You'll find Moltres inside Mt. Ember.

Pokemon XD - Moltres can be caught during the boss battle against Grand Master Greevil on Citadark Island. This is a pretty tough boss battle and it's fairly difficult to catch the legendary birds this way. Since the bird trio is now available on Platinum, there's really no reason to go back to XD, unless, of course, you really want to.

Palkia:

Pokemon Pearl - If you're playing through Pearl, Palkia is a total no-brainer since you must encounter it as part of the plot. When you finally make it through Mt. Coronet, after your big boss battle with Cyrus, Palkia will be waiting for you to battle and capture. After you capture it, make sure you walk past where it was standing and pick up the Lustrous Orb, which is an essential hold item to maximize Palkia's power.

Pokemon Platinum - Palkia will be at Spear Pillar, but you won't be able to battle it until you've obtained the National Dex and returned to Spear Pillar after your initial encounter there with Cyrus and Giratina.

Note that you'll encounter Palkia at level 47 in Pearl, and an impressive level 70 in Platinum.

Phione:

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum - Breed a Manaphy with a Ditto to obtain a Phione offspring.

My Pokemon Ranch (WiiWare) - Hayley will trade you a level 50 Phione for a Leafeon once your ranch reaches level 15.

Raikou:

Pokemon Colosseum - Raikou is available to capture during the boss battle with Cipher Admin Ein at Cypher Lab. Bring some Ground-type Pokemon with you to counter the mostly Electric-type Pokemon in the lab.

Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen - If you chose Squirtle as your starter Pokemon, Raikou will appear roaming around Kanto after you beat the Elite 4.

Raikou knows the move Roar, which allows it to flee battle regardless of whether you used Mean Look or any move/ability that prevents fleeing, so don't even try it. Warning: under no circumstances do you want him to use Roar! If he flees using Roar he'll be gone… forever! If you insist on going after him without using a Master Ball, be aware that it'll probably take several encounters before you finally get him.

Raikou is an excellent candidate for using your Master Ball. Actually, it is THE candidate for the Master Ball - do yourself a favor and just use it, please.

Rayquaza:

Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald - After beating the Elite 4, return to Sky Pillar and Rayquaza will be waiting for you at level 70. Rayquaza knows Rest (regains full HP after sleeping for two turns), which can be annoying, but otherwise this is a pretty straightforward legendary battle.

Regice:

Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald - Regice resides in the Island Cave on Route 105. Fly to Dewford Town and then Surf west. Cross the island and continue northwest. When you reach Island Cave, reach the Braille message and then wait for until the passage opens (in Emerald, you have to run a lap around the perimeter before it will open, but in Ruby / Sapphire you just have to stand there until it opens). You'll find Regice inside at level 40.

Pokemon Platinum (North America and Japan only) - Event only! To unlock the golem trio (Regice, Regirock and Registeel) in Platinum, you'll need to have obtained the special North American event Toys R Us event Regigigas (or if you're playing on a Japanese version, the movie theater event one).

Regigigas:

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum -With all three Regi golems (Regice, Regirock and Registeel) in your party, Fly to Snowpoint City and head north to Snowpoint Temple. Make your way down to the bottom level (there are six floors) and Regigigas will appear at level 70 in Diamond / Pearl and level 1 in Platinum.

Note: If you want to obtain the three Regis in Platinum, you MUST have the special event Regigigas in your party (in North America it was one given away at Toys R Us, and in Japan it was a movie theater event for the 12th movie). Using a Regigigas obtained through the above method won't make them appear.

Regirock:

Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald - From Lavaridge Town, head east until you reach the desert, then travel south through the desert until you reach the Desert Ruins. Once inside, follow the instructions on the Braille message, which are:

Ruby / Sapphire: RIGHT, RIGHT, DOWN, DOWN, USE STRENGTH.

Emerald: LEFT, LEFT, DOWN, DOWN, USE ROCK SMASH.

So, move right/left two spaces, down two, and then use Strength/Rock Smash, and a door that leads you to Regirock (level 40) will open.

Pokemon Platinum (North America and Japan only) - Event only! To unlock the golem trio (Regice, Regirock and Registeel) in Platinum, you'll need to have obtained the special North American event Toys R Us event Regigigas (or if you're playing on a Japanese version, the movie theater event one).

You'll have to transfer Regigigas from your Diamond or Pearl cartridge to your Platinum cartridge. With the special Regigigas in your party, head to Route 228 in the northeastern island area. If you're entering Route 228 from the west side, head slightly south down the bike ramp into a little sunken area with a cave entrance. Enter, and step on all the dots on the floor to trigger the battle with a level 30 Regirock.

Registeel - Zapdos

Last one!

Registeel:

Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald - From Lilycove City, head west and go up two flights of stairs and you'll reach the Ancient Tomb. The message inside here is rather cryptic, but head to the center of the room and use Fly for Ruby and Sapphire and Flash for Emerald. The door to Registeel (level 40) will open.

Pokemon Platinum (North America and Japan only) - Event only! To unlock the golem trio (Regice, Regirock and Registeel) in Platinum, you'll need to have obtained the special North American event Toys R Us event Regigigas (or if you're playing on a Japanese version, the movie theater event one).

You'll have to transfer Regigigas from your Diamond or Pearl cartridge to your Platinum cartridge. With the special Regigigas in your party, head to Iron Island (you get there by taking the boat from Canalave City). You'll find the level 30 Registeel on the 3rd floor. Again, step on all the dots to trigger the battle.

Shaymin: 30

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum - By event only. There's currently no way to obtain Shaymin through normal gameplay. In Pokemon Platinum, Shaymin can morph into its Sky Forme during the day whilst holding a Gracidea, which can be obtained in Floaroma Town from the blonde lady outside if you have an event Shaymin in your party.

But, there is a AR cheat to trigger the event. It is at the bottom. I can't really tell you how, as when I got it I used the walk anywhere cheat.

Suicune:

Pokemon Colosseum - Suicune is available to capture during the boss battle with Cipher Admin Venus at The Under.

Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen - If you chose Charmander as your starter Pokemon, Suicune will appear roaming around Kanto after you beat the Elite 4.

Suicune is the only legendary beast who doesn't know the move Roar, so if you picked Charmander as your starter, you've made your life much easier. When you encounter him, use the usual tactics for roaming Pokemon (as in, the tactics that won't work for the other two legendary beasts). Prevent him from fleeing using a Wobbuffet or a Pokemon that knows Mean Look, and he should be fairly easy to catch.

Suicune is still an excellent candidate for using your Master Ball, since all roaming Pokemon are generally a pain to catch.

Uxie:

Pokemon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum - Once you've beaten Team Galactic at Mt. Coronet, the lake trio of legendaries (Azelf, Mesprit and Uxie) will become available. Find Uxie at Lake Acuity.

Zapdos:

Pokemon Platinum - Once you get the National Dex, the three legendary birds (Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos) will be roaming Sinnoh in the same way that Cresselia and Mesprit jumped around from place to place. Use your Marking Map Poketch app to see their current locations and track them down. Once the encounter begins, use a Pokemon with the Mean Look move to prevent each bird from fleeing (or better yet, use a Wobbuffet - its Shadow Tag ability will automatically prevent the bird from fleeing, even if you switch it out) and you should have all three in no time.

Pokemon FireRed / LeafGreen - Zapdos can be found at the Power Plant. To get there, fly to Cerulean City and head to the Pokemon Center near Rock Tunnel. Go north and use Surf when you get the river. Follow the river until you get to the Power Plant. Make your way through the building and you'll find Zapdos inside.

Pokemon XD - Zapdos can be caught during the boss battle against Grand Master Greevil on Citadark Island. This is a pretty tough boss battle and it's fairly difficult to catch the legendary birds this way. Since the bird trio is now available on Platinum, there's really no reason to go back to XD, unless, of course, you really want to.

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Action Replay Codes -

1. Pokemon D/P Action Replay Codes

2. Event Codes

* You must hold down "L R" while entering a Pokemart and then talk to the Green Man. He will give you a gift depending on what Event you are doing.

3. Arceus Event

* 94000130 FCFF0000 B21C4D28 00000000 B0000004 00000000 0000AA3C EDB88320 2000AA68 0000000A D2000000 00000000

4. Darkrai Event

* 94000130 fcff0000 b21c4d28 00000000 b0000004 00000000 0000aa3c EDB88320 2000aa68 00000008 d2000000 00000000

5. Manaphy Egg Event

* 94000130 FCFF0000 B21C4D28 00000000 B0000004 00000000 0000AA3C EDB88320 2000AA68 00000007 D2000000 00000000

6. Shaymin Event

* 94000130 FCFF0000 B21C4D28 00000000 b0000004 00000000 0000AA3C EDB88320 2000AA68 00000009 d2000000 00000000

for platinum:

events without mystery gift [North America]

Member's Pass (Press L R)

94000130 FCFF0000

B2101D40 00000000

0000B5D4 00000008

D2000000 00000000

Azure Flute (Press L R)

94000130 FCFF0000

B2101D40 00000000

0000B5D4 0000000A

D2000000 00000000

Oak's Letter (Press L R)

94000130 FCFF0000

B2101D40 00000000

0000B5D4 00000009

D2000000 00000000

Manaphy Egg (Press L R)

94000130 FCFF0000

B2101D40 00000000

0000B5D4 00000007

D2000000 00000000

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      Inuyashachic 7 years ago

      Love it! :D Very Complex and detailed, mhmm mhmm, Good job, Good job! ~IC~

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      hp221girl 7 years ago

      @Inuyashachic: Thank you! =D

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      OMG! This has helped me sooo much!!!:) I love it too:)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      How can i get an AR? do you buy it from a stor?

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      hp221girl 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Yup ^^ You can buy one from Gamestop -at least that's where I bought mine- You could most likely get it from Wal-mart, Target, and other places as well. Keep in mind that if you have a DSi you wanna buy the Action Replay for DSi as the DS one won't work in the DSi.

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      hardworker939 7 years ago

      @anonymous: yes Gamestop should have one

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      Max Wong 6 years ago from Singapore

      Well-writtened lens! Very neat and organised! I love Pokemons!

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      hp221girl 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you! ^w^ I'm really glad I helped!

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      hp221girl 6 years ago

      @Milkcananime: Thank you so much! ^^

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      Aiden Wentz 2 years ago

      Hey,im playing Pokemon Sapphire and i already used my master ball,is their any way i can get another??

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