Pokemon Platinum is largely lauded as one of the best games in the series. While this game is an exciting experience as is, it can be greatly improved by utilizing cheat codes. In this article, we’ve compiled all the cheat codes you’ll need to get the most out of platinum version.
How to Activate Cheat Codes
In order to use cheat codes in Pokemon Platinum version, you’ll need to be playing with either an emulator or an action replay. Fortunately, the emulators you can find for a PC or for your phone use the same format as action replay codes.
Activating Codes (Step by Step)
Run Pokemon Platinum
Select ‘Setup Cheat Codes’ or ‘ in system settings
Create a new AR code
Copy a code from our list below into the text box.
Make sure that codes you want enabled are checked.
Since tracking down an action replay, a functioning Nintendo DS, and a copy of Pokemon Platinum is prohibitively expensive these days, we’ll just be talking about the process you’ll be using for an emulator. Don’t worry though, you’ll be able to use these codes in your action replay just as easily.
Once you have your emulator loaded up, you’ll want to go to the System drop down bar and select ‘Setup cheat codes’. The actual location may differ from emulator to emulator, but the premise remains the same.
In the image below, we’re playing Pokemon Platinum on the melonDS.
Once you see the cheat code editor, select a category or create and name a new one. With a category selected, you can now click on the ‘New AR code’ button. From there, it’s as simple as naming your new code and copying one of our action replay codes into the box on the right.
As you can see in the images above, our action replay codes are currently checked. This means they are currently active, and running in our game. To turn cheat codes off, simply uncheck the box next to your code.
Turning cheat codes off is important to remember, since having too many cheats activated at the same time can lead to game crashes or corrupted save data. This isn’t too common, but can occur if multiple cheat codes are using the same section of game memory.
Lastly, there are two different types of action replay cheats that we need to concern ourselves with. Active cheats are codes that require us to press certain buttons to activate, while passive cheats (i.e. walk through walls) are constantly on, or at most can be toggled on and off in game.
Pokemon Platinum Cheat Codes
We’ve compiled a master list of Pokemon Platinum cheats just for you. Each code may have a different activation method, so be sure to read how the cheats actually work before just copying them into your device.
These cheats will allow you to obtain items in game, without even stepping a foot in a Pokemon mart.
Use this code to fill your bag with 999 of every medicine (including rare candy). Once the code is enabled, press l r at the same time to activate it. When you look in your bag you should see 999 of every item in the ‘Medicine’ tab.
With this code enabled, press L and R at the same time to fill your bag with 999 copies of all the battle items.
Rare Candy Cheat
This code will give you 999 rare candies in your bag. Keep in mind, this code will remove anything else in the medicine tab of your bag, so don’t use it if you’re looking to keep other medicine items around.
To activate this code, simply press L R at the same time.
The master ball cheat code puts 999 Master Balls into the Poke balls slot of your bag. To activate, press L and R at the same time. It will remove any other pokeballs you have, but that’s a small price to pay for a 100% catch rate.
Shiny hunting can be tough, but this code makes it effortless. To toggle on guaranteed shiny wild pokemon, go to your Trainer Card and press R and A at the same time. To toggle this off (why would you), just go back to the Trainer Card and press L and A at the same time.
These codes impact various battle related abilities
Catch Trainer Pokemon
This code allows you to catch other trainers’ pokemon. Once you do so, the battle will immediately end, and the enemy trainer will count as defeated. You don’t have to press any buttons to activate it either, so long as it’s enabled in your emulator, you can catch anyone’s pokemon.
It’s a good idea to use a master ball here, since trained pokemon can be tough to catch.
With this code enabled, any time you defeat a pokemon you’ll recieve far more experience than usual. This is a quick exp cheat that’s often going to feel much faster than dumping rare candies into your pokemon.
Plus, it allows you to still feel like you’re playing pokemon platinum, rather than watching a speedrun.
Any other codes that don’t fall into the above sections can be found here.
Infinite Cash Cheat
Technically, this gives you the max cash you can obtain in game, 999999. Still, it’s infinite so long as you continue to use this code whenever you need to be topped off. Simply press L and R to activate it and you’re off to spend as much as you want.
This interesting cheat fills in the sinnoh pokedex in a more natural way than other cheats. Whenever you encounter a pokemon, it will be marked as caught in your pokedex. Simply press select once this cheat is enabled and any wild pokémon or trainer pokémon will be automatically registered.
In order to completely unlock all sinnoh entries and register all pokemon as caught, all you have to do is enable this code. Once it’s enabled, press L, R, and Up at the same time. When you look at your pokedex, all pokemon should be registered.
This cheat code makes the national pokedex available long before you unlock it in game. It doesn’t complete any entries, it simply gives you the ability to see the pokemon numbers as listed in the national dex. i
If you’ve already used the ‘Unlock sinnoh pokedex’ cheat above, you’ll immediately register all pokemon in the national dex as well.
The walk through walls cheat is a staple of pokemon games. It allows you to not only walk through walls, but to walk through any terrain. This is great for avoiding pieces of the game, but is the number one cause of crashes for Pokemon Platinum players.
Be sure to drop down a game save file before activating this code. When you’re ready, just hit R and B at the same time and you’re off to the races.
Pokemon Platinum is a far better Nintendo DS game than Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, and it only gets better when we can mess around with the game a bit. Whether you’re looking for a quick exp gain, a way to walkthrough walls, or infinite master balls, you’ll find what you need in these Pokemon Platinum cheats.
Dane started off gaming at the tender age of 3 with the first Atari console. His favorite video game genres are turn-based RPGs (can I get a shout out for Tactics Ogre?) and fighting games. Read more...