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“A peculiar stone that makes certain species of Pokémon evolve. It shines with a dazzling light.” The sentence we used for the start of our article is actually the official in-game description of an item called the Shiny Stone. The Shiny Stone was first introduced in Generation IV Pokémon video games, i.e., Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. The Shiny Stone is a handy little item that enables the player to evolve certain Pokémon to a higher stage, making them more powerful. It is one of the many evolutionary stones present in the games since Generation I, when we was the Fire Stone, the Thunder Stone, the Water Stone, the Leaf Stone and the Moon Stone.
In today’s article, we at Fiction Horizon have decided to tell you everything you need to know about the Shiny Stone in one of the original Generation IV games, Pokémon Platinum. Okay, we are going to mention the other games as well, but this guide is primarily for those who want to know about the Shiny Stone in Platinum. You are going to find out how and where you can find a Shiny Stone in the game, whether you can buy it or sell it and what Pokémon can benefit from the Shiny Stone.
We have prepared a detailed guide for you so relax and enjoy the read!
How many Shiny Stones can you get in Platinum?
Evolutionary stones are quite peculiar items. Depending on which game you’re playing, some stones are quite easily obtainable and in larger quantities (some of them can even be bought), while others are unique or available in very limited quantities. This has caused players a lot of issues, since they could not complete their PokéDex without outside interventions, such as trades or cheat codes.
Now, the Shiny Stone is not a completely unique item but it’s also not something you can just find on every route in the games. In the titular Pokémon Platinum game, it can be found in three different locations: on Route 228, on Iron Island, and on Route 210. The latter is a Platinum-exclusive location, while the former two are also locations for the Diamond and Pearl games. All three locations are finite methods, which means that once you obtain a Shiny Stone there, you cannot obtain there anymore. There is a repeatable method, by using the ability Pickup, but that one doesn’t really guarantee obtaining one each time.
As for the other games, here’s a table with all the necessary information:
|Games||Finite methods||Repeatable methods|
|Route 210Pt, Route 228, Iron Island||Pickup|
|National Park||Route 14 (gift from Bird Keeper Josh), Bug-Catching Contest first prize (post-National Pokédex), Pokéathlon Dome (3000 Pts.)SuMoWeThSa|
|Route 6, Dragonspiral Tower||Dust clouds, Black CityB/White ForestW (Molly)|
|Route 6, Abundant Shrine, Dragonspiral Tower, Undella Town||Join Avenue (Antique Shop), White Forest (Store 3),|
Dust clouds (Chargestone Cave, Mistralton Cave, Clay Tunnel, Twist Mountain, Underground Ruins, Victory Road, Wellspring Cave, Seaside Cave, Giant Chasm),
Hidden Grottoes (Routes 6, 13; Abundant Shrine)
|Route 12||Secret Super Training (An Opening of Lighting-Quick Attacks!), Route 18 (from Psychic Inver)|
|Route 121||Mauville City (Inverse Battle Stop), Secret Super Training (An Opening of Lighting-Quick Attacks!), Mt. Pyre (rematch with Fairy Tale Girl Momo), Secret Base (“Pick up stones” with Secret Pal)|
|Malie CitySUS, Ancient Poni Path||Poké Pelago (Isle Aphun – Brilliant-Stone Hunting, Interesting-Item Hunting)|
|Route 8||Lake of Outrage, Bridge Field (Digging Duo)|
How many Shiny Stones can you get in Platinum?
Based on the data we have gathered above, a player can obtain a minimum of three Shiny Stones in Platinum using finite methods with a possible increase via the repeatable method (the Pickup Ability of a player’s Pokémon). Diamond and Pearl, the other two main-series Generation IV games allow the player to obtain only two Shiny Stones “in the wild”.
As far as the other games are concerned, the number varies, really, depending on the game and the Generation. As you can see, Geneation VI games have only one finite location for the Shiny Stone, but several repeatable methods, which allow the player to collect a lot of these stones. Black 2 and White 2 seem to give the player the most opportunities to obtain a Shiny Stone and we think that it is important for every potential player to know where and how to obtain this item in the games.
Can you buy Shiny Stones in Platinum?
As we’ve said above, some games allowed the player to buy certain evolutionary stones. Selling was, actually, never an issue as you could sell most of the items in the Pokémon games, even those that you cannot actually buy anywhere, like some TMs or some evolutionary stones. Now, as far as Platinum and other Generation IV games are concerned, the Shiny Stone can, of course, be sold, but it cannot be bought! This is very important to know if you’re running low on cash and need to decrease your storage. Let us see a table related to this:
The “N/A” designation signifies that the item cannot be bought in said games, while the numbers signify the price for which the item can be bought or sold. As you can see, all games allow the player to sell a Shiny Stone, while only three have the option of buying it in them. This is why players have to be very careful about how they deal with a Shiny Stone.
Shiny Stone Evolutions: Which Pokémon evolve using a Shiny Stone?
The Shiny Stone is, as we have said, an Evolutionary Stone. Therefore, it is used by a player to help a Pokémon evolve to a higher stage. Some Evolutionary Stones enable several different Pokémon to reach higher stages and the Shiny Stone is an example of such a stone. There are a total of four Pokémon that can evolve when exposed to the Shiny Stone and they are:
- Togetic, which evolves into Togekiss
- Roselia, which evolves into Roserade
- Minccino, which evolves into Cinccino
- Floette, which evolves into Florges
And that’s it for today. We hope you had fun reading this and that we have given you all the information you were looking for. See you next time and don’t forget to follow us!