Where Is the Move Deleter in Pokémon Platinum? (With Video)

Where Is the Move Deleter in Pokémon Platinum? (With Video)

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Pokémon Platinum is a 2008 role-playing game, published by Pokemon Company and Nintendo. The game is available for Nintendo DS, and it is an enhanced version of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, part of the fourth generation of the Pokemon video game series. Pokémon Platinum game was really well received and it is still a very popular game amongst Pokemon fans. The popularity brought new players in, and some are struggling with mechanics and finding items in the game. In this article, we will discuss how to find the move deleter in Pokemon Platinum.

To find the Move Deleter in the Pokémon Platinum game, go with your character, open your map and go to Canalave City. From the Pokémon Center, just go south to the building just below. Inside the building, you will find an old man. By talking to him, he will provide you with erasing a Pokémon’s move from your party for free.

We will discuss the steps to find the Move Deleter, what is it, why is it important, and if there are other Move deleters out there. If you are interested in this topic or a new player that needs help, definitely check out this article.

What Is the Move Deleter in Pokémon Platinum?

Move Deleter is quite important in Pokémon games. The Move Deleter is actually a person who is able to delete all moves HMs. They do it free of charge and will make a Pokémon forget a move it knows. They are counterparts to the Move Reminder, who are responsible for teaching Pokémon every move available with leveling up.

The only restriction a Move Deleter has is that it can’t make a Pokémon forget the last move it knows. HM or Hidden Machine is an item that is used for teaching certain Pokémon their moves, which are available by leveling up. Hidden Machines can be used an unlimited number of times and cannot be disposed of. Usually, when using it to teach your Pokémon a move, they cannot be normally forgotten. That’s where Move Deleter comes in.


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Besides exploiting Day Care and its usage of training your Pokémon, Move Deleter is the only way for a Pokémon to forget HM moves such as Cut and Fly. This is useful if you want to transfer your Pokémon from Generation III or IV to the following generations via Pal Park or Poké Transfer since Pokémon cannot know any HM moves when they need to be transferred.

All in all, Move Deleter is a really useful game mechanic to have and in the end, pretty important.

Where Is the Move Deleter in Pokémon Platinum?

As we already emphasized in the previous column, Move Deleters are quite important in Pokémon games. New players and even the veteran ones sometimes struggle to find items that they need in becoming the best Pokémon trainer in the game. Move Deleter is definitely one of them. To find the Move Deleter in the Pokémon Platinum game, one must go to Canalave City. Your character will be spawned near the Pokémon Center. Besides the Centre, there are multiple different buildings available for your character to explore, but only one is important.

Where Is the Move Deleter in Pokémon Platinum? (With Video)

Move with your character south of the Centre and the first building on the left side is the one you need to enter. When you go inside, you will stumble upon an old man standing in the middle of the room. Just move with your character and talk to him. There will be a bit of dialogue and when the Move Deleter asks: “You’ve come to make me force your Pokémon to forget some moves?”, you will get two options:

  • No: “Remember me if there are moves that need to be forgotten.”
  • Yes: “Which Pokémon should forget a move?”

If you press yes, you will get a menu, where you can choose a Pokémon of your liking to forget a move. If you choose a Pokémon that has only one learned move, you will get this response: “That Pokémon knows only one move, so it can’t be forgotten…”. The game will return you to the Pokémon selection screen, where you can select other Pokémons.

If you select a Pokémon that knows more than one move, the response will be: “OK, then. Which move should be forgotten?“. When you confirm your selection of the move you wish to be forgotten, your Pokémon will forget that move.

All in all, the process is quite easy, and you’ll be able to use it whenever you want. Of course, you need to take into account the restrictions the Move Deleter has, and when you realize that, everything will be simple to go through.

Thank you for sticking with us until the end of the article. Besides this written guide, we will provide you with a suitable video that is also explaining these steps, but visually. If you are interested, check out our other Pokémon-themed articles.

Until the next time!

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