View Full Version : What is your favorite training spot in platinum?

29th November 2009, 10:41 PM
i was just wondering what other people liked to use as their favorite training area in the dppt games and why.
i like stark mountain cos it's like the best place.

A poll has now been added. sorry for not doing it before.
Feel free to vote, please! :D

30th November 2009, 4:10 AM
Stark Mountain most of the time as well my friend

Lord Scalgon
30th November 2009, 4:34 AM
I just use the Fisherman with two Lv. 53 Gyarados...and abuse the hell out of them (located west of Sunyshore City).

30th November 2009, 4:36 AM
Depends on who I am leveling, but Iron Island works well, and Stark Mountain

30th November 2009, 4:37 AM
I just use the Fisherman with two Lv. 53 Gyarados...and abuse the hell out of them (located west of Sunyshore City).

That and the route below and above Solaceon Town... Or whatever it was called.. The one with the day care centre at

30th November 2009, 5:18 AM
The two ace trainers left of Veilstone city, great levels and right next to a town to heal.

Best experience overall imo, while others are usually just one trainer or several but far apart.

hello moto
30th November 2009, 5:56 AM
I used to use that Acetrainer in Route 227 (with the sandstorm) in diamond, then she got taken off in Platinum, so i either used to use the Acetrainers by Veilstone city (like the above post says) or Battleground

(used to- because i started again in my Platinum

Calm PokeMaster
30th November 2009, 4:24 PM
Guy with Salamence and Altaria near Resort Area(not sure whether Altaria or Garchomp).He gives massive amount of exp(I think some 8000/battle).

30th November 2009, 4:28 PM
Battleground or the "Top Trainer Cafe" as I like to call it.

I seriously only battle there now.

30th November 2009, 5:39 PM
I just use the Fisherman with two Lv. 53 Gyarados...and abuse the hell out of them (located west of Sunyshore City).

This place. I don't remember the name of the route, but this is where I usually train. I fight the rich boy there too, for some quick cash.

30th November 2009, 5:56 PM
Depends on what I'm ev training, if I'm doing attack then the gyarados guy, other than that the only training I do is ev training

30th November 2009, 5:58 PM
My favourite place to train is at the Battleground, because you can battle again with Gym leaders and people like Buck, Riley and Cherryl.

dragon user
30th November 2009, 5:58 PM
Before the Elite 4 it was in Victory Road, but after it's probably Stark Mountain.

30th November 2009, 7:16 PM
Uuuuhm... nobody uses the E4 at all? I can't cause my levels are to low but I used it a lot in diamond.

30th November 2009, 11:34 PM
The stronger Elite Four and the Battleground.

30th November 2009, 11:44 PM
the best attack ev training spot is celestic town in that pond near the pokemon center. with a super rod you get only corphish,crawdaunt,gyarados,and occasionally seaking.

1st December 2009, 12:54 AM
Route 221 I think it's called.

1st December 2009, 1:03 AM
I think that the best training place in pokemon Platinum has to be in stark mountain cos you run into a pokemon almost every 2 steps and most of all of them boost your defense EVs

1st December 2009, 1:10 AM
also, stark mountain has strong trainers.
like the dragon tamer with the level 60 dragonite, i like to battle him. :)

Master Leo
1st December 2009, 1:12 AM
The route right next the battle area.

1st December 2009, 1:17 AM
that'd be route 225. that also is a good place.
or did you mean that water route...?

1st December 2009, 1:23 AM
My fave would be the Gym Leader Cafe is what i call it.

1st December 2009, 3:36 AM
Before the E4 - Victory Road
After the E4 - Battleground

1st December 2009, 3:48 AM
Wait, are we talking about EV training, or just level grinding? Ill just give both.

EV training: I have lots, but the haunted mansion is my favorite because theres always ghastly, meaning easy Sp Attk training.

Grinding: E4 and the Survivor Area. Pretty slef explanitory.

1st December 2009, 3:54 AM
I agree with _Skippy_ that Leveling up at the E4 is good because you gain good Exp. and cash.

1st December 2009, 3:55 AM
I tend to use the E4 and Battleground, as well. With Lucky Eggs.
(for EV training, I tend to chain low-level pokes, then switch to grinding the above.)

1st December 2009, 4:06 AM
elite four method get 1 level 100 and get a weaker pokemon give it exp. share and battle!

1st December 2009, 11:55 AM
For training, I like to battle the fisherman with the two Gyarados and the rich boy west of Sunyshore City, like previous posters already mentioned.

2nd December 2009, 4:19 AM
I like to train at the battle area place in the survival area, or train at the dragon tamer northwest of there.

4th December 2009, 11:39 PM
the BattleGround seems to very popular apparently...:p

Shiny hunter Reece
5th December 2009, 11:54 AM
Stark mountain, trainers above the battle area (where the battle frontier is), Pokemon league. I have a few.

5th December 2009, 1:21 PM
I usually train at the Battle Ground and with the Elite 4 in the aftergame. I can get a good chunk of EXP like that.

5th December 2009, 1:29 PM
I like the Battleground. You can get a TON of experience by fighting the Gym Leaders.

5th December 2009, 5:33 PM
Battleground. There is no contest. But if I'm after money, then the Socialite and Gentleman south of Hearthome City net me huge sums.

Dante Falls
5th December 2009, 5:41 PM
Battleground (and the rival) & E4.

For EV training

HP- Valley Windworks (Shellos & Bidoof)
Atk- Lakes (Bibarel)
Def- Iron Island (Onix)
Sp. Atk- Old Chateua (Ghastly)
Sp. Def- Route 220- (Tenties)
Speed- Route 201 (Starly)

5th December 2009, 7:43 PM
iron island is another one of mine because i raise many water types and it comes in handy.

7th December 2009, 1:55 AM
I guess it would be Victory road & route 224

7th December 2009, 2:20 AM
Probably the battleground.

;006; will have your Soul!

7th December 2009, 2:21 AM
Probably the battleground.

;006; will have your Soul!

8th December 2009, 5:40 PM
Definately The Battle Cafe'. Or that sandy route outside of the resort area!

10th December 2009, 1:11 PM
i like to go after the E4 for training... and money :p

10th December 2009, 3:28 PM
Post elite 4, the only training I do is ev training

10th December 2009, 3:46 PM
I always train on Route 224. VERY strong trainers there, lots of powerful Pokemon there, and it's not too difficult to get to...

10th December 2009, 3:49 PM
^imo it takes to long to get there

10th December 2009, 3:56 PM
Hmm.. I think the Battle Island, but I have play it for a while not, but I start over with Platinum soon.

10th December 2009, 8:13 PM
Aside from EV training, I usually train around the Stark Mountain/Battle Island area or Route 224. Or the E4.

10th December 2009, 9:52 PM
My favorite training spots would be Battleground (great exp and you get to re-battle gym leaders), the ace trainers north of the resort area, and the fisherman west of sunnyshore city.

11th December 2009, 2:33 AM
They ditched her in Platinum, but back in Diamond Ace Trainer Ariana on Route 228 (the sandy one just above the Resort Area) is AWESOME! You can beat her level 59 Chansey with, like, a level 30 pokemon if it's physically oriented. She's also right next to a dude with some decently high-level fighting types.
As for EV training, it's hard to beat Super Rodin' the pool in Twinleaf for Attack and Surfin' at the end of Victory Road for Speed (all you fight is Golbats!).

11th December 2009, 2:52 AM
Right below Solaceon Town is one of the best spots because you can EV train there quite effectively: +2 Attack, +2 HP, 2 Pokemon provide +2 Sp. Attack, +2 Speed. South and West of Veilstone are also good for +2 Defense and +2 HP, respectively. Sp. Def has no good spots, period. You either have to use PokeRadar for Baltoy, or endure the pestilence that is wild Tentacruel/Tentacool.

For just training, anywhere that has level 40+ Pokemon is adequate.

wayne kers
11th December 2009, 10:13 AM
i would train at the pokemon league. often with a pokemon holding the amulet coin so i never run out of money (usually)

when i dont want to got through the league i go to the battle area and face the gym leaders.

12th December 2009, 3:24 PM
The battleground.
Unless i`m Ev training.Then it depends.

12th December 2009, 8:01 PM
The entire ELite 4+1

12th December 2009, 8:15 PM
I always train on Route 224. VERY strong trainers there, lots of powerful Pokemon there, and it's not too difficult to get to...

whaddaya mean it's not to hard to get to?
it's very difficult. you've gotta navigate through that one room and that's kinda hard...

Sapphire Phoenix
12th December 2009, 9:20 PM
Stark Mountain, and the routes around it. I also use the battleground when I need money.

12th December 2009, 11:58 PM
i would say the stark mountain it worked well for my pokemon and some are lvl 100

cookies kill you
13th December 2009, 12:03 AM
stark mountain

13th December 2009, 12:05 AM
stark mountain is ultimate apparently. :D
hey a poll has been added.
feel free to vote. :)

14th December 2009, 5:17 AM
Well if you talk about wild pokemon then my buwdew got lots of strength from battling all those wretched psyducks XP

Onyx Umeki
14th December 2009, 1:08 PM
Elite fourrr

14th December 2009, 6:33 PM
For level grinding, I abuse the Fisherman with the two Gyrados west of Sunyshore. Alec, how do you not remember my name by now? XD

For EVs...
HP: Route 201 (Bidoof)
Atk: Fisherman Alec, again.
Def: Iron Island (Graveller)
Sp. Atk.: Haunted Mansion in Eterna Forest (Gastly)
Sp. Def.: Route 223 (Tentacruel)
Speed: The Fisherman with 6 Magikarp west of Eterna and Route 201 (Starly)

19th December 2009, 7:48 AM
;munchlax;i usually train at the cafe w/the gym leaders or go through the e4 again unless im ev training, then it really just depends...

19th December 2009, 9:08 AM
Elite 4, Stark Mountain and Top Trainer Cafe are my favorites. ^^

21st December 2009, 5:14 AM
It usually depends on who I'm training, but for the most part I stick to the trainers between Veilstone City and Sunyshore. There's a lot of different types of Pokemon and they're pretty high levels.

23rd December 2009, 1:34 AM
Ace Trainers above the Resort Area are fun to battle.

Champion Shirona
28th December 2009, 8:01 AM
Battleground,E4 and some others..

Oli G
28th December 2009, 10:20 PM
The Battleground. It's got the highest levels and there is a couple of trainers there.

Dark Destiny
29th December 2009, 2:00 PM
Ev training - at EV spots.

Level training before I got an AR - Battleground and rebattling the Gym Leaders ^^

Now I just AR Rare Candies for levels.

5th January 2010, 12:55 AM
The two trainers north of Esort Area.

5th January 2010, 12:58 AM
The two trainers north of Esort Area.
The same for me, got all my level 100 there :D

Typhlosion Trainer
6th January 2010, 7:05 AM
My favorite place to treain is definitely the Battleground.