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Shards & Tutors

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Shards work differently from Diamond and Pearl compared to Platinum.

In Diamond and Pearl you could exchange 10 shards of the same color to a lady on Route 210 for a Technical Machine that would change the Weather Condition in battle.

In Platinum you can visit one of three different tutors who will take a varying amount of different colored shards and will teach a Pokémon in your party one move at a time (though the amount that can be learned overall is limited only to how many shards you have). Details are provided below.

Shards in Diamond/Pearl

Below is a list detailing what shards will yeild what Technical Machine.


TM# Name Shards required
07 Hail 10 Green Shards
11 Sunny Day 10 Red Shards
18 Rain Dance 10 Blue Shards
37 Sandstorm 10 Yellow Shards

Shards in Platinum

In Platinum there are three different tutors located throughout the region that will each teach a different set of moves to your Pokémon. Below those tutors and their respective move-lists and requirements are listed.

Route 212 Tutor

 shard tutor

This tutor is located inside of a house on the southern part of Route 212. He is most easily reached by heading east from Pastoria City.


Move Type Class # Blue # Green # Red # Yellow
Air Cutter flying special 4 2 2 0
Dive water physical 4 0 2 2
Fire Punch fire physical 6 0 2 0
Fury Cutter bug physical 8 0 0 0
Ice Punch ice physical 6 0 2 0
Icy Wind ice special 6 2 0 0
Knock Off dark physical 4 0 4 0
Ominous Wind ghost special 6 2 0 0
Sucker Punch dark physical 6 0 0 2
Trick psychic other 4 0 0 4
Thunderpunch electric physical 6 0 2 0
Vacuum Wave fighting special 4 2 2 0
Zen Headbutt psychic physical 4 0 0 4

Snowpoint City Tutor

 shard tutor

This tutor is located in the north-easternmost house in Snowpoint City.


Move Type Class # Blue # Green # Red # Yellow
Helping Hand normal other 0 2 0 6
Last Resort normal physical 0 8 0 0
Magnet Rise electric other 2 2 0 4
Snore normal special 0 2 2 4
Spite ghost other 0 0 0 8
Swift normal special 2 4 0 2
Synthesis grass other 0 6 0 2
Uproar normal special 0 2 0 6

Survival Area Tutor

 shard tutor

To reach this tutor you will need the Rock Climb HM. Head north-east from the PokéCenter. You will encounter a batch of trees followed by a patch of grass, directly north is the portion of the mountainside allowing for you to scale it and reach the tutor's house.


Move Type Class # Blue # Green # Red # Yellow
Ancientpower rock special 0 2 6 0
Aqua Tail water physical 0 2 6 0
Bounce flying physical 2 0 4 2
Earth Power ground special 0 2 6 0
Endeavor normal physical 0 0 4 4
Gastro Acid poison other 0 2 2 4
Gunk Shot poison physical 2 2 4 0
Heat Wave fire special 2 2 4 0
Iron Defense steel other 2 0 4 2
Iron Head steel physical 0 0 6 2
Mud-Slap ground special 4 0 4 0
Outrage dragon physical 0 0 6 2
Rollout rock physical 2 2 4 0
Seed Bomb grass physical 0 4 4 0
Signal Beam bug special 2 2 2 2
Superpower fighting physical 0 0 8 0
Twister dragon special 0 2 6 0