Lake Trio (quest)
|Lake Trio (quest)|
- A Pokémon with Rock Climb is necessary in order to obtain the Adamant Orb
- A Pokémon with Rock Smash or a Pickaxe is required in order to get the Adamant Orb
- A Pokémon with Flash is required in order to get the Lustrous Orb
- A Pokémon with Surf or a Surf Mount is required in order to reach the lake caverns.
Dialga, Palkia and Arceus Items
To start this quest you need to talk to Professor Rowan at his Lab in Sandgem Town, he will tell the player their hours played in Sinnoh, as well as their dex data collected. Once the player has the correct requirements, he will tell the player to speak to Dawn in his Lab. She will ask if you have checked the news on the television lately. Return home after you have beaten the Elite Four of Sinnoh and interact with the television. Now, you need to obtain Dialga, Palkia and Arceus's seen data. To do that, we need first to find the three items respective to them:
- Adamant Orb
- Dread Plate
- Lustrous Orb
The Adamant Orb can be found in one of three different spots:
- The first two are in Eterna Forest Cave. This area can be accessed with Rock Climb, which can be found on Route 207. The entrance to the area that contains the Adamant Orb will be behind a tree and you can access the secret passage way to go up by using Rock Climb, then proceeding down the stairs. You will also need Rock Smash or a Pickaxe once in the cave.
- The third, and last, possible spot is the Old Chateau 2F, in the fifth room. Old Chateau can be accessed in the northeastern part of Eterna Forest.
The Dread Plate can be found in the Old Chateau, which is located in the northeastern part of Eterna Forest. Once inside, proceed upstairs to the middle door, then to the far west door, once inside the next room. The Dread Plate will be in the northeast corner of the room, where Goodra sits in the picture provided below. You will need Cut to get into the Old Chateau.
The Lustrous Orb can be found by entering Wayward Cave on Route 206. It will be located beneath the bike path within that route. It is reached by venturing far east within the cave, then north to a dead end path where it will be in the lower west corner of the dead end path. You will need Rock Smash and Flash in the the Wayward Cave. There are two different spots into Wayward Cave where it can be found. Both of them are shown in the pictures provided below:
Dialga, Palkia and Arceus Seen Data
After having obtained the Adamant Orb, the Dread Plate, and the Lustrous Orb, you need to get the Dialga, Palkia and Arceus seen data by battling them. To battle them, you just need to interact with their statues that can be found in the location listed below.
Palkia's statue can be found in Floaroma Town. To battle Palkia, you just have to interact with the statue after having obtained its respective item. Once these battles are finished, Palkia's statue will say "SPEAR PILLAR". You will then need to travel to the Spear Pillar, at the top of Mt. Coronet, where you will find and battle Arceus.
Once the battle with Dialga and then Palkia ended, and Palkia's statue said "SPEAR PILLAR", you have to go to the Spear Pillar which is on top of Mt. Coronet. There, you will have to fight Arceus in order to get its seen data. To reach the Spear Pillar, you can use the image linked below that will show you the right path to reach it.
Uxie's, Mesprit's, and Azelf's Seen Data
After you have defeated, or lost and obtained the Pokédex entries for, Dialga, Palkia and Arceus, you can move further in the quest. This will require going to each Lake Trios respective lake and to the entrance of the caverns. Here there will be a ghost at each one. They will request the prerequisites before entering each cave.
To get Uxie's seen data, you have to go in Lake Acuity, surf to the center of the water, and speak to the guardian. The guardian will ask you a question first, where you need to answer saying "Bidoof". Then, he will ask you to show him a Bidoof native of Sinnoh that has your OT, meaning you have to be the one to catch it. After you have shown the requested Bidoof, the guardian will let you pass, and you will be able to battle Uxie to get its seen data.
To get Mesprit's seen data, you have to go in Lake Verity, surf to the center of the water, and speak to the guardian. The guardian will ask you to show him a Starly with max Happiness (255) native of Sinnoh that has your OT, meaning you have to be the one to catch it. After you have shown the requested Starly, the guardian will let you pass and you will be able to battle Mesprit to get its seen data.
To get Azelf's seen data, you have to go in Lake Valor, surf to the center of the water, and speak to the guardian. The guardian will randomly ask you to show him one of these three Pokémon native of Sinnoh with 120 IV's: Goldeen, Magikarp, or Psyduck. The one he'll ask for must native to Sinnoh and be OT, meaning you have to be the one to catch it. After you have shown the requested Pokémon, the guardian will let you pass and you will be able to battle Azelf to get its seen data.
Catch a Lake Trio Legendary
Once you have obtained the seen data, you will then be able to catch one of the three Lake Trio legendaries. However, there are additional requisites for this:
- 500+ hours in game
- 220 or more evolutions in your Pokédex entries
- 75 or more Sinnoh native Pokédex entries.
To make your chosen Lake Guardian appear, you need to speak to Dawn at Rowan's lab in Sandgem Town, she will ask you which one you wish to catch and then that guardian will appear in its lake.
When attempting to catch one of them, there are a few suggestions. One would be to have a significant amount of Ultra Balls or a Master Ball if you have one at hand. As well as bringing a Pokémon to put a status condition on the legendary. For instance Sleep Powder, Thunder Wave, or any move of this nature. Be sure the one you select is the one you want the most.