Event Only Legends
Event Legends, of the legit kind, tend to be fairly rare. That said these are the most hacked Pokémon out there. To get these Pokémon you generally need a special item, distributed at an event. Some can be recieved using codes, or recieving them from other games. Below are these Pokémon as this list pertains to the Sinnoh region.
Note that these legends remain unchanged from Diamond and Pearl to Platinum and as such this list pertains to all of those games.
As with the capture of all Legends it is recommended that you bring a Pokémon which can inflict the status effect Paralyze or Sleep, preferably Thunderwave. These conditions make the Legend easier to catch in addition to prolonging the length of that battle; which may be helpful if the Legend is being particularly stubborn and it nears running out of PP.
In addition, remember to save before beginning the battle, should something go wrong or you would like a chance to try again for a better nature/IVs. Timer Balls, Dark Balls, Ultra Balls, Great Balls, and even PokéBalls, at a combined total of AT LEAST 60, should be hand before engaging. If you already have the Pokémon in your PokéDex then Repeat Balls may also prove useful.
NOTE: The purpose of this page is to explain only the ingame events and not the distributions of these Pokémon and their variations as done by Nintendo. That will be addressed when our EventDex returns.
|Info On Hatched Phione|
Phione is produced by breeding a Manaphy with a compatible Pokémon (aka Ditto). As Manaphy is, itself, an Event Only Pokémon we have Phione classified here as one as well. Phione will hatch from a normal egg in 10,240 steps.
|Info On Hatched Manaphy|
Manaphy can be obtained many different ways. It is because of this that the above table makes assumptions, which is basically that the Manaphy Egg was obtained in Pokémon Ranger, transferred over and then hatched.
Manaphy has been a popular Pokémon to distribute at Nintendo Events around the world and as a result there are many different variations of it, appearing at different levels, etc.
|Info On DP New Moon Darkrai|
Darkrai can be obtained ingame if you have recieved an item called the Membership Card from a Nintendo Event. After retreiving the item from a man dressed in green, inside a PokéMart, head to Canalave City. There is a locked building there that you will be able to access with the Pass. Once inside use the bed and you will be tormented by a nightmare where you have access to New Moon Island.
Work your way toward a gulley where you will be able to face-off against Darkrai and end the nightmare.
In Platinum Darkrai will use Faint Attack instead of Pursuit. Infact the ONLY way Darkrai can learn Pursuit is by trading it to Diamond/Pearl and using a Heart Scale. The same is true of Faint Attack, it can only be learned in Platinum.
As with Manaphy, Darkrai has been very popular as far as distribution at Nintendo Events goes, so the above data applies only to Membership Pass Darkrai.
|Info On Pt Flower Paradise Shaymin|
In both DP and Pt the Shaymin event is unlocked with an item called Oak's Letter . You are instructed to go to Route 224. Here is where the differences occur.
In Platinum: Prof. Oak will be waiting for you by infront of the mysterious white boulder. As you talk to him Marley will appear, shortly followed by an appearance by Shaymin who will make its way up to Flower Paradise.
In Diamond/Pearl, when you go to Route 224, the path to Flower Paradise will already be opened up and you will simply walk/ride your up to Shaymin.
When you finally get there Shaymin will be waiting...
Shaymin's event distributions have been a lot more limited that Manaphy and Darkrai but there has already been one and it does variate from the data provided above.
Speaking of variation, like with Darkrai, Shaymin has an exclusive move depending on which version you are capturing it in. If you capture Shaymin in DP it will know Defense Curl. But if you capture it in Platinum it will know Growth. You can trade to the other version and use Heart Scale to get the exclusive move, however.
|Info On Hall of Origin Arceus|
An item called Azure Flute is, expected, to be distributed by Nintendo. At level 80 Arceus is the highest leveled wild Pokémon yet to appear in any of the games to date. With the item you will make your way back up Mount Coronet to the Spear Pillar. Once standing where Dialga/Palkia stood In DP use the item and a stairway leading to the Hall of Origin will appear. Follow this stairway to meet the Pokémon once referred to as Mr. 720, though, in all honesty it could just have easily been a Ms...