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Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Pearl, & Pokémon Platinum

 

 

 

 

How do I view my Friend Code?

Important Note: You must connect to the Nintendo WFC in order to get a Friend Code.

    How to view your Friend Code:

  1. While in the game, press the X Button to open up the Menu. Select your Bag and press the A Button. Select the key icon to open your Key Items compartment.
  2. Highlight the Pal Pad and press the A Button. Select "Use" and press A. Highlight where it displays your name and the word "code" and press A to display your Friend Code.
  3. If no Friend Code is displayed, the you must access the Connection Setup Utility and set up a Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection file.

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How do I add a Friend Code to the Friends Roster in Pokémon?

Important Note: You cannot register a friend in the Pal Pad until you obtain the Pal Pad at the Oreburgh City Wi-Fi Club.

    How to register a Friend Code:

  1. Once you have exchanged codes, press the X Button during game play to open up the Menu. Select your Bag and press the A Button. Select the key icon to open your Key Items compartment..
  2. Highlight the Pal Pad and press the A Button. Select "Use" and press A. Highlight "Register Friend Code" and press A.
  3. Type in your friend's name, using the keyboard on the Touch Screen. Tap on "OK" when you're done.
  4. Enter your friend's Friend Code by using the keyboard on the Touch Screen. Tap "OK" when you're done.
  5. Choose "Yes" and press A to complete the registration.
  6. Note: You can also register friends to your Pal Pad that you met in Wireless Multiplayer Mode via a battle in the Colosseum, or a trade in the Union Room. Players you battled in the Union Room will not be added to your Pal Pad.

Selecting "Matchmaking" allows you to be paired with up to 5 other random players.

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How do I battle against a friend online?

Important Note: You cannot Battle with a registered friend until you have obtained the Pal Pad at the Oreburgh City Wi-Fi Club and swapped friend codes with the friend you wish to battle with.

    How to Connect:

  1. Enter a Pokémon Center and go down the stairs to the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club. Talk to either of the women at the center counter and choose "Yes" when asked if you would like to use the Nintendo WFC.
  2. Choose "Yes" twice to save your game to go to the Wi-Fi Connection screen. Choose "Yes" to connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
  3. Note: If you are connecting for the first time, you will need to access the Connection Setup Utility to set up a connection file. Once connected, read the Wi-Fi Connection warning and select "Yes" to connect.

  4. Once you are connected, you'll see the Connected Friends screen. The icon next to each friend's name indicates what they're currently doing (Recruiting Battle, Recruiting Trade, Battling, Trading, In Voice Chat, Standing By, or Voice Chat OFF). From this screen, you can either "Apply" to join a friend who is inviting to battle or trade, or you can "Invite" a friend to join you in a battle or trade. You can also initiate Voice Chat or check Records from this screen.

    How to Apply to Join a Battle:

  1. Use the Control Pad to highlight the friend you wish to apply to battle with, and press A. (When a friend is inviting a battle or trade, "Apply" is displayed when you have them highlighted and press A, instead of "Voice Chat.")
  2. The type of battle your friend wants to engage in will be listed to the right of his or her name. Highlight "Apply" and press A to confirm that you would like to battle with that friend.

    How to Invite Friends to Battle:

  1. If you are inviting friends to battle, choose "Invite" and press A. Choose from Single Battle, then select Free Single, LV. 50 Single, or LV. 100 Single or Double Battle, then Free Double, LV. 50 Double, or LV. 100 Double, and press A again.
  2. You can see your list of friends even if you are inviting. Press A if you would like to suspend your invitation.
  3. Note: You can only select "Records" or "Cancel" for friends who are currently battling or trading.

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How do I trade with a friend online?

Important Note: You cannot Trade with a registered friend until you have obtained the Pal Pad at the Oreburgh City Wi-Fi Club and swapped friend codes with the friend you wish to trade with.

    How to Connect:

  1. Enter a Pokémon Center and go down the stairs to the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club. Talk to either of the women at the center counter and choose "Yes" when asked if you would like to use the Nintendo WFC.
  2. Choose "Yes" twice to save your game to go to the Wi-Fi Connection screen. Choose "Yes" to connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
  3. Note: If you are connecting for the first time, you will need to access the Connection Setup Utility to set up a connection file. Once connected, read the Wi-Fi Connection warning and select "Yes" to connect.

  4. Once you are connected, you'll see the Connected Friends screen. The icon next to each friend's name indicates what they're currently doing (Recruiting Battle, Recruiting Trade, Battling, Trading, In Voice Chat, Standing By, or Voice Chat OFF). From this screen, you can either "Apply" to join a friend who is inviting to battle or trade, or you can "Invite" a friend to join you in a battle or trade. You can also initiate Voice Chat or check Records from this screen.

    How to Apply to Join a Trade:

  1. Use the Control Pad to highlight the friend you wish to apply to trade with, and press A. (When a friend is inviting a battle or trade, "Apply" is displayed when you have them highlighted and press A, instead of "Voice Chat.")
  2. Highlight "Apply" and press A to confirm that you would like to trade with that friend.

    How to Invite Friends to Trade:

  1. If you are inviting friends to trade, choose "Invite" and press A. Choose "Trade" and press A again.
  2. You can see your list of friends even if you are inviting. Press A if you would like to suspend your invitation.
  3. Note: You can only select "Records" or "Cancel" for friends who are currently battling or trading.

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How do I trade with players not registered as friends? (Global Trade Station)

About trading:
Trading is done in the Global Trade Station (GTS), which is located in Jubilife City, on the far west side. You must get the Gym Badge in Oreburgh City before The GTS will open. You do not need to have the Pal Pad, or any registered friends, to access the GTS.

    How to Access the GTS:

  1. Speak to the receptionist at the GTS counter. Select "Trade", then select "Yes" twice to save your game and enter the GTS.
  2. Select "Yes" to connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Select "Deposit Pokémon" to place a Pokémon in the GTS, "Seek Pokémon" to search the GTS for a specific Pokémon, or "Exit" to leave the GTS.

    How to Deposit a Pokmon:

  1. While in the GTS, select "Deposit Pokmon" to deposit the Pokmon you would like to offer for trade. The Pokmon will be traded if there is someone who accepts your conditions. Choose this option to start the GTS trading process.
  2. Choose a Pokémon you would like to offer for trade from your party or a box. Use the Control Pad to move the cursor. Press Left or Right on the Control Pad to scroll through boxes.
  3. Select a Pokémon you would like to receive for the Pokémon you have deposited. Enter in the criteria you want for the Pokémon you would like: gender, level, and what kind of Pokémon. Once deposited, you are done for now. When someone accepts your conditions, you will know your Pokémon was traded next time you connect to the GTS.

    How to Seek a Pokémon:

  1. While in the GTS, select "Seek Pokémon", then enter in the conditions of your search: Pokémon name, gender, and level. Normally only three Pokémon are found per search regardless of how many Pokémon are registered by people; however, the number of Pokémon you can look for increases a couple of days after a successful trade, and also after you offer a Pokémon for a trade.
  2. After you enter your search criteria, select "Search" to find a Pokémon that matches your conditions. If no Pokémon meet your conditions, "None were found" will be shown. If you find a Pokémon, touch the Trainer (on the Touch Screen) to check their conditions for trading Pokémon, which is displayed on the Top Screen.
  3. If you have Pokmon that can meet the condition, you can trade them. If you do not want to trade, press the B Button to cancel the trade.

    Important Notes about trading:

    • Pokémon successfully traded through the GTS will not return.
    • Only one Pokémon can be deposited at a time. Take back Pokémon if you would like to offer a different Pokémon for a trade.
    • Only Pokémon that isalready recorded in your Pokédex can be entered as conditions for a GTS trade.
    • It is OK to turn the DS system off once you finish depositing a Pokémon. Trades can occur even when you're offline.
    • There is a chance a Pokémon might disappear if you don't connect to the GTS for a long time. Be sure to check your deposited Pokémon's status once in a while.
    • "Summary" is displayed in the menu when a trade has not been made for your deposited Pokémon. Choose "Take Back" if you want to bring back the Pokémon.
    • Pokémon you deposit for trade can be holding items, such as Mail or Berries.

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How do I send mail over Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection?

About sending mail:
You can buy various prints of stationary (called "mail" in the game) at various shops around Sinnoh and use it to write a letter. Give a letter to a Pokémon to hold, and whoever you trade that Pokémon to will receive the letter! This is possible both through DS Wireless Communication and Nintendo WFC.

    How to Write a Letter:

  1. Open your Bag and tap on the envelope icon to open your Mail compartment. Select the mail you wish to use and press the A Button.
  2. Select "Give" and press the A Button. Highlight the Pokémon you wish to give the mail to, and press A.
  3. To write a message, press A then select the words or phrases you wish to use. Choose between Group Mode (search for words by topic group) or ABC Mode (search for a word by alphabetic order). You can select up to three words or phrases.
  4. When you are finished writing the letter, highlight "Confirm" and press A. The Pokemon you chose will be given the mail to hold.
  5. When you trade the Pokémon that is holding the mail, the recipient will get to read your message!
  6. Note: You can remove any mail you receive from the Pokémon that was holding it. The mail will be sent to your character's PC.

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How do I remove a friend?
Use the steps below to remove a "Friend" from your Pal Pad.

  1. Press the X Button to open up the Menu. Select your Bag and press the A Button. Select the key icon to open your Key Items compartment.
  2. Highlight the Pal Pad and press the A Button. Select "Use" and press A. Highlight "Check Friend Roster" and press A.
  3. Highlight the friend you wish to erase and press A. Highlight "Delete" and press A.
  4. Select "Yes" and press A to complete the deletion.

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Need help with Voice Chat?

Important Note: You cannot use Voice Chat with a registered friend until you have obtained the Pal Pad at the Oreburgh City Wi-Fi Club and swapped friend codes with the player you wish to chat with.

    How to Connect:

  1. Enter a Pokémon Center and go down the stairs to the Pokémon Wi-Fi Club. Talk to either of the women at the center counter and choose "Yes" when asked if you would like to use the Nintendo WFC.
  2. Choose "Yes" twice to save your game to go to the Wi-Fi Connection screen. Choose "Yes" to connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
  3. Note: If you are connecting for the first time access the Connection Setup Utility to set up a connection file, then read the Wi-Fi Connection warning and select "Yes" to connect.

  4. Once you are connected, you'll see the Connected Friends screen. The icon next to each friend's name indicates what they're currently doing (Recruiting Battle, Recruiting Trade, Battling, Trading, In Voice Chat, Standing By, or Voice Chat OFF). From this screen, you can either "Apply" to join a friend who is inviting to battle or trade, or you can "Invite" a friend to join you in a battle or trade. You can also initiate Voice Chat or check Records from this screen.

    How to Voice Chat:

  1. You can Voice Chat with registered friends a few different ways. You can either participate in Voice Chat during trades and battles, or when your friend is "standing by."
  2. To Voice Chat, you simply talk into the mic. You can press the X Button to toggle the Voice Chat feature on and off.
  3. When a friend is "standing by" you can choose "Voice Chat" by selecting the friend and pressing A. Press the A Button at any time to end the Voice Chat session.
  4. Note: Turn the DS system's volume down if you hear static during Voice Chat.

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