How To Get Everstones in Pokémon Platinum

Mindy's House in Snowpoint City
All Everstone Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 Snowpoint City—A held item on Mindy’s Haunter. You’ll receive her Haunter if you trade her a Medicham. No
2 Held item (5% chance) found on the following wild Pokémon:

  • Geodude (Routes 206, 207, 210, and 214, Oreburgh Gate, Ruin Maniac Cave, Oreburgh Mine, Iron Island, Mt. Coronet, Maniac Tunnel, Wayward Cave
  • Graveler (Routes 211, 214, 216, 225, 226, and 227, Iron Island, Mt. Coronet, Sendoff Spring, Victory Road, Stark Mountain
Yes
3 The Underground—Potential treasure found in the mining minigame Yes

The easiest way to obtain an Everstone is by trading a Medicham to Mindy in Snowpoint City. She will trade you a Haunter that’s holding an Everstone, which means it won’t evolve into Gengar, but you will be able to keep the Everstone after the trade.

You can also find Everstones much earlier by farming wild Geodudes or by visiting the Underground. But these can both take a massive amount of time – especially for an item you’re not likely to need until later in the game anyway.

Getting Everstones

Method 1: Snowpoint City (Step-by-Step)

The simplest way to obtain an Everstone fast is to trade a Medicham for Mindy’s Haunter in Snowpoint City.

Wild Medicham can be found everywhere in Mt. Coronet except the main chamber of the first floor (the entrance).

Alternatively, you can also catch a Meditite and raise it until it evolves at level 37.

Medicham’s location, according to the Pokédex / Pokémon Platinum
Medicham’s location, according to the Pokédex.

When you have a Medicham you’re fine with trading, Fly to Snowpoint City and head northwest from the Pokémon Center.

Moving northwest from Snowpoint City’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Moving northwest from Snowpoint City’s Pokémon Center.

Walk westward past the Gym, then head north.

Making a north turn at the Snowpoint Gym / Pokémon Platinum
Making a north turn at the Snowpoint Gym.

Enter the house in the northwestern corner of town.

Entering Mindy’s home in the northwest corner of town / Pokémon Platinum
Entering Mindy’s home in the northwest corner of town.

You’ll find Mindy at the table inside her home.

Mindy inside her house in Snowpoint City / Pokémon Platinum
Mindy inside her house in Snowpoint City.

Speak to her and she will ask if you’d like to trade a Medicham for her Haunter.

Accepting Mindy’s Pokémon trade / Pokémon Platinum
Accepting Mindy’s Pokémon trade.

Select Yes, then choose the Medicham from your party and agree to trade.

Selecting a Medicham to trade for Haunter / Pokémon Platinum
Selecting a Medicham to trade for Haunter.

This trade is bittersweet, because Mindy actually makes Haunter hold the Everstone before she sends it over.

Trading a Haunter to another player will normally cause it to evolve into Gengar. But the Everstone prevents Haunter from evolving, depriving you one of the game’s best Pokémon.

Mindy making fun of you / Pokémon Platinum
Mindy making fun of you.

Still, at least now you have a Haunter and an Everstone for your troubles.

Taking the Everstone from Mindy’s Haunter, Gaspar / Pokémon Platinum
Taking the Everstone from Mindy’s Haunter, Gaspar.

Method 2: The Underground (Repeatable)

You can get Everstones much sooner in Platinum if you commit to searching in the Underground for one.

However, this is a highly unreliable method and can take several hours of playing the mining minigame to produce results.

But if you need one earlier in the game, this is the way to go.

To start searching for Everstones this way, just dig down to the Underground by using the Explorer Kit. You will receive the Explorer Kit from the Underground Man in Eterna City.

Using the Explorer Kit from the Key Items list / Pokémon Platinum
Using the Explorer Kit from the Key Items list.

When you have control of your character, head for one of the glittering areas shown on the map.

Glittering areas showing the existence of treasures / Pokémon Platinum
Glittering areas showing the existence of treasures.

Tap the touch screen to sense hidden treasures lodged inside building walls. These spots will sparkle when your sensor passes over them.

Tapping the touch screen to find bulging walls / Pokémon Platinum
Tapping the touch screen to find bulging walls.

Walk up to one of these spots and Press A.

Inspecting the sparkling point / Pokémon Platinum
Inspecting the sparkling point.

Digging into bulging walls will begin a minigame. You’ll alternate between your hammer and your pickaxe to dig as many treasures out of the wall as possible before the wall comes crashing down from the repeated banging.

  • The hammer breaks more rocks and dirt per hit, but causes the minigame to end more quickly.
  • The pickaxe is weaker, but more precise and less damaging to the wall.
Starting the mining minigame / Pokémon Platinum
Starting the mining minigame.

Every time you mine a new spot in the Underground, there is only a 20% chance that a non-sphere item will be hidden beneath the rocks and dirt.

And there are close to 50 different non-sphere item types that can be uncovered.

Because the odds of finding an Everstone in a single minigame are pretty low, you can expect to spend a while searching for one.

Uncovering an Everstone in the Sinnoh Underground / Pokémon Platinum
Uncovering an Everstone in the Sinnoh Underground.

Remember to send your items aboveground by selecting them in the Treasures sub-menu.

Opening the Treasures menu to send found items back up / Pokémon Platinum
Opening the Treasures menu to send found items back up.

Method 3: Wild Geodude/Graveler (Repeatable)

Everstones are sometimes found as held items on wild Geodude and Graveler.

Geodude are the most common of the two, so they’re the best choice for farming Everstones.

You’ll find wild Geodude in the following locations:

  • Routes 206, 207, 210, and 214
  • Oreburgh Gate
  • Ruin Maniac Cave
  • Oreburgh Mine
  • Iron Island
  • Mt. Coronet
  • Maniac Tunnel
  • Wayward Cave
Geodude’s habitats according to the Pokédex / Pokémon Platinum
Geodude’s habitats according to the Pokédex.

One of the best places to find a steady stream of wild Geodude is the Ruin Maniac Cave (later Maniac Tunnel), located south of Veilstone City.

Depending on how many types of Unown you’ve caught, Geodude has an encounter rate of 80%-95% here.

Hunting for wild Geodude in the Maniac Tunnel / Pokémon Platinum
Hunting for wild Geodude in the Maniac Tunnel.

Each wild Geodude has only a 5% chance of carrying an Everstone.

However, you can greatly speed up the process of acquiring Everstones by bringing a designated item farming team with you.

These special teams use Pokémon with the Abilities Frisk and Compoundeyes to both increase the odds of finding items on wild Pokémon, and to identify any items being held in each encounter.

Finding a wild Geodude / Pokémon Platinum
Finding a wild Geodude.

If you’re using an item-farming team, the Compoundeyes Ability will raise the odds of a Geodude having an Everstone from 5% to 20%.

Frisk will also alert you to any items the foe is holding, saving you from wasting time on guesswork.

Identifying the wild Geodude’s held item using the Frisk Ability / Pokémon Platinum
Identifying the wild Geodude’s held item using the Frisk Ability.

After discovering a Geodude with an Everstone, either use a stealing move (like Thief or Trick) or catch the Geodude to obtain the item.

Stealing the Everstone using Trick / Pokémon Platinum
Stealing the Everstone using Trick.

Then just end the battle however you wish—you will keep the Everstone even if you flee.

Everstone Details and Uses

The in-game description of the Everstone / Pokémon Platinum
The in-game description of the Everstone.

The Everstone is a held item with two functions.

  1. Preventing a Pokémon from evolving upon trade or level increase when they’re holding an Everstone.
  2. Passing down a female Pokémon’s Nature to their offspring if they’re holding an Everstone in the Daycare.

There are a couple of reasons why you would prevent a Pokémon from evolving: unevolved Pokémon tend to learn moves more quickly than their higher-form counterparts, and some moves cannot be learned by certain evolutionary forms and must be passed down from previous incarnations.

However, since evolutions can be canceled just by pressing B on the evolution screen, this function of the stone is almost entirely pointless.

A much better use of the Everstone is in Pokémon breeding.

By giving a female Pokémon (or a Ditto) an Everstone to hold while in the Day Care, any offspring it produces will have a 50% chance of having the same Nature as the holder.

Natures factor into the inherent strengths and weaknesses of a Pokémon, as well as what their favorite and least favorite flavors are.

For instance:

A Pokémon with a Relaxed Nature will have a 10% increased Defense stat and a 10% decreased Speed stat. And its most and least favorite flavors will be sour and sweet, respectively.

Since there are 25 possible Natures for Pokémon to have, Everstones are a must if you’re trying to create as strong a team as possible.

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