Where To Get Fire Stones in Pokémon Platinum (All Methods)

Outside of the Fuego Ironworks building
Fire Stone Acquisition Methods
# Method Repeatable?
1 Solaceon Ruins—On a rock at one of the cave’s dead ends (hidden) No
2 Fuego Ironworks—Inside a Poké Ball in the northeast corner of the interior (requires Surf) No
3 Stark Mountain—On a large boulder in the northwest corner of the main cavern (hidden) No
4 The Underground—Potential treasure found in the mining minigame Yes

The easiest way to get a Fire Stone in Pokémon Platinum is to pick up the one in the Solaceon Ruins. This can be done early in the game and requires no HMs.

Alternatively you can get Fire Stones even earlier by digging in the Underground. However, this is an unreliable method that takes a lot of time and patience.

Acquiring Fire Stones

Method 1: Solaceon Ruins (Step-by-Step)

You’ll find an easy Fire Stone early in Platinum if you check inside the Solaceon Ruins.

These complex ruins are located to the east of Solaceon Town, which you’ll have access to after defeating Gym Leader Fantina in Hearthome City.

To reach the Solaceon Ruins, start by heading north from Solaceon Town’s Pokémon Center.

Moving north through Solaceon Town / Pokémon Platinum
Moving north through Solaceon Town.

Just before you reach Solaceon Town’s northern exit, turn right and pass into the gap in the woods.

Turning eastward into the woods / Pokémon Platinum
Turning eastward into the woods.

Travel as far east as you can, then turn southward to hop down the ledges furthest to the east.

Hopping down the easternmost ledges / Pokémon Platinum
Hopping down the easternmost ledges.

After dropping down the third ledge, turn eastward to enter the Solaceon Ruins.

Entering the Solaceon Ruins / Pokémon Platinum
Entering the Solaceon Ruins.

The Solaceon Ruins make up a sort of maze, with several staircases on every floor – most leading to dead ends.

Luckily, you’ll find the Fire Stone by simply taking the first staircase to the left.

Taking the northeastern staircase on 1F / Pokémon Platinum
Taking the northeastern staircase on 1F.

The stairs lead to a tiny chamber with a single rock in the middle of the floor – and on top of the rock is a hidden item.

Approaching the rock in the middle of the room / Pokémon Platinum
Approaching the rock in the middle of the room.

Just face the rock and press A to add a Fire Stone to your Bag.

Obtaining the hidden Fire Stone in the Solaceon Ruins / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the hidden Fire Stone in the Solaceon Ruins.

Method 2: Fuego Ironworks (Step-by-Step)

The next Fire Stone available in the overworld is found inside the Fuego Ironworks facility, which lies north of Floaroma Town.

You will need a Pokémon that can use Surf in order to reach this Fire Stone.

Because of this, you won’t have access to it until after you’ve defeated Crasher Wake in Pastoria City.

Finding Fuego Ironworks

To find the Fuego Ironworks, begin by Flying to Floaroma Town and heading east on the main road.

Heading eastward from Floaroma Town’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Heading eastward from Floaroma Town’s Pokémon Center.

Leave Floaroma Town through the eastern entrance, and continue east on Route 205.

Traveling east on Route 205 / Pokémon Platinum
Traveling east on Route 205.

When you arrive at the bridge leading north to Eterna City, use Surf at the western edge and head west up the river.

Using Surf at the river and heading west / Pokémon Platinum
Using Surf at the river and heading west.

Stay on course as the river curves to the north.

Turning northward with the river / Pokémon Platinum
Turning northward with the river.

Ignore the clearing to the east as you continue traveling north.

Passing the clearing to the east / Pokémon Platinum
Passing the clearing to the east.

Turn westward with the river.

Turning west on the river / Pokémon Platinum
Turning west on the river.

When you reach the grassy field, step ashore on the northern side and head north to cross the grass.

Turning north to step back onto land / Pokémon Platinum
Turning north to step back onto land.

Enter the giant Fuego Ironworks building to the north.

Entering Fuego Ironworks / Pokémon Platinum
Entering Fuego Ironworks.

Finding the Fire Stone in Fuego Ironworks

The Fuego Ironworks building is a big puzzle.

On the facility’s floor are innumerable yellow Spin Tiles with red arrows on them; stepping on one will send you spinning out of control in the direction of the arrow, leaving you unable to change direction until something breaks your momentum.

To see the puzzle’s mechanism in action, head left and step on the first Spin Tile.

Stepping on the Spin Tile and being launched westward / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping on the Spin Tile and being launched westward.

When you come to a stop, walk around the nearby tile & head left (stepping just on the regular gray tiles).

Ignore all the other Spin Tiles until you get to the southwestern corner of the Ironworks, then turn up and step on either of the Spin Tiles pointing northward.

Turning northward and stepping on one of the Spin Tiles / Pokémon Platinum
Turning northward and stepping on one of the Spin Tiles.

When you come to a stop, head southeast.

Moving to the southeast / Pokémon Platinum
Moving to the southeast.

Then step on the southernmost Spin Tile that you can reach, and let it send you from Tile to Tile.

Stepping onto the southern Spin Tile / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping onto the southern Spin Tile.

Wait for the Spin Tiles to lead you to a stopping point against the red barrels.

Waiting to come to a stop / Pokémon Platinum
Waiting to come to a stop.

From the barrels, step on the Spin Tile to the north of your stopping point.

Stepping onto the northern Spin Tile / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping onto the northern Spin Tile.

Then step on the next Spin Tile to be sent down the narrow winding corridor.

Following the circuitous path laid out by the Spin Tiles / Pokémon Platinum
Following the circuitous path laid out by the Spin Tiles.

When you stop spinning, backtrack up a bit and turn eastward just before reaching the last Spin Tile you touched. This will bring you into a tiny little enclosure area.

Step on the Spin Tile here in the small square enclosure.

Walking to the northeast to hit the next Spin Tile / Pokémon Platinum
Walking to the northeast to hit the next Spin Tile.

From the red barrel that breaks your momentum, head to the Poké Ball item to the northeast – you’ll find it behind a group of four red barrels.

Heading for the Poké Ball behind the four red barrels / Pokémon Platinum
Heading for the Poké Ball behind the four red barrels.

Pick this up to add another Fire Stone to your Bag.

Picking up the Fire Stone in the Fuego Ironworks / Pokémon Platinum
Picking up the Fire Stone in the Fuego Ironworks.

Method 3: Stark Mountain (Step-by-Step)

The third and final overworld Fire Stone is located inside Stark Mountain, which you will only have access to after you receive the National Pokédex upgrade from Professor Oak.

To get this specific Fire Stone you will need Pokémon that can use the following Hidden Moves:

  • Rock Climb
  • Rock Smash
  • Strength
  • Surf

Reaching Stark Mountain

When you’re ready to explore Stark Mountain, Fly to the Survival Area and head eastward onto Route 226.

Heading east from the Survival Area’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Heading east from the Survival Area’s Pokémon Center.

Move southeast to get in front of the mountains.

Moving to the south of the mountains / Pokémon Platinum
Moving to the south of the mountains.

Use Rock Climb on the first rocky wall you encounter.

Using Rock Climb to scale the mountain / Pokémon Platinum
Using Rock Climb to scale the mountain.

After Rock Climbing onto the terrace, climb down the rocky wall to the immediate east.

Climbing down the next rocky wall / Pokémon Platinum
Climbing down the next rocky wall.

Move to the other side of the new terrace, where there are two more rocky walls.

Use Rock Climb on the climbing spot that leads higher up.

Ascending another rock wall / Pokémon Platinum
Ascending another rock wall.

Then go up the nearby stairs and climb down the next rock wall you come to (the left-most one).

Descending the next rock wall / Pokémon Platinum
Descending the next rock wall.

Then turn eastward and move through the grassy strip.

Heading east toward the sea / Pokémon Platinum
Heading east toward the sea.

When you reach the ocean, use Surf and continue northeast.

Surfing to the northeast / Pokémon Platinum
Surfing to the northeast.

When you reach the island with the Meister’s house on it, step ashore.

Walk across the island and continue Surfing on the water to the east.

Cutting across the island to continue eastward / Pokémon Platinum
Cutting across the island to continue eastward.

At the dead end, step onto the terrain and head north.

Turning northward to disembark / Pokémon Platinum
Turning northward to disembark.

Head north past the sign to enter Route 227.

Heading north onto Route 227 / Pokémon Platinum
Heading north onto Route 227.

Ride your Bicycle in fourth gear at full speed to jump the ramp and clear the boulder.

Jumping the ramps on the Bicycle in fourth gear / Pokémon Platinum
Jumping the ramps on the Bicycle in fourth gear.

Jump the second ramp, then drop down the nearest ledge (just 1 ledge).

Make sure to avoid the next ledge as you head west.

Jumping the second bike ramp, dropping down one ledge, and heading west / Pokémon Platinum
Jumping the second bike ramp, dropping down one ledge, and heading west.

Then turn northward and approach the white house.

Turning to the north / Pokémon Platinum
Turning to the north.

Take a right turn to pass the house, and head up the long staircase to the east.

Heading up the eastern staircase / Pokémon Platinum
Heading up the eastern staircase.

Turn right at the top of the stairs.

Then ride your Bicycle over the fallen log.

Climbing the stairs and riding the Bicycle over the fallen log / Pokémon Platinum
Climbing the stairs and riding the Bicycle over the fallen log.

Travel northwest through the tall grass just past the log.

Cutting through the grassy field / Pokémon Platinum
Cutting through the grassy field.

U-turn eastward around the wall here, then hop down the two ledges to the south.

Circling the wall and hopping down the ledges / Pokémon Platinum
Circling the wall and hopping down the ledges.

Then move northward up the grassy path to the right of the Black Belt trainer.

Heading north through the grassy path / Pokémon Platinum
Heading north through the grassy path.

Head up the large staircase to the north.

Climbing the steps / Pokémon Platinum
Climbing the steps.

Then move diagonally northwest across the grassy field.

Cutting across the field / Pokémon Platinum
Cutting across the field.

At the end of the filed you’ll want to climb down the two staircases and follow the path to the southwest.

Descending the staircases and following the linear path / Pokémon Platinum
Descending the staircases and following the linear path.

Continue following the path as it skirts around the lava pool.

Circling around the lava / Pokémon Platinum
Circling around the lava.

Enter the cave at the end of the twisting path to enter Stark Mountain.

Entering Stark Mountain’s cave / Pokémon Platinum
Entering Stark Mountain’s cave.

Finding the Fire Stone in Stark Mountain

Once you’re inside, go down the long staircase in front of you.

Turn right and head for the column of moveable boulders.

Moving downstairs and taking a right turn / Pokémon Platinum
Moving downstairs and taking a right turn.

Stand to the side of the top boulder and use Strength to push it to the right.

Pushing the top boulder eastward with Strength / Pokémon Platinum
Pushing the top boulder eastward with Strength.

Then push the bottom boulder to the right as well.

Pushing the bottom boulder eastward / Pokémon Platinum
Pushing the bottom boulder eastward.

Now, push the middle boulder to the north or south to get it out of the way.

Shoving the middle boulder northward / Pokémon Platinum
Shoving the middle boulder northward.

Move through the new gap in the boulders and head towards the right.

Then turn to the north, climb the staircase onto the terraced hill, and push the next boulder all the way to the left.

Climbing the stairs and pushing the next boulder / Pokémon Platinum
Climbing the stairs and pushing the next boulder.

Climb up the staircase that was blocked by the boulder, then head left and climb down the next staircase.

Heading west across the terraced hill / Pokémon Platinum
Heading west across the terraced hill.

Climb the far western staircase here.

You’ll then need to use Rock Smash on the rock obstacle, head up the next staircase, and turn right on this terrace.

Using Rock Smash and heading further up the terraced hill / Pokémon Platinum
Using Rock Smash and heading further up the terraced hill.

Head eastward to the next moveable boulder and use Strength to shove it to the side.

Using Strength to push the boulder to the right / Pokémon Platinum
Using Strength to push the boulder to the right.

Head up the now-unblocked staircases and enter the doorway to the north.

Moving up the staircases and through the doorway / Pokémon Platinum
Moving up the staircases and through the doorway.

In the next room, head as far as you can straight northward.

Heading northward / Pokémon Platinum
Heading northward.

At the T-split, turn right.

Taking a right at the split / Pokémon Platinum
Taking a right at the split.

Ascend the first staircase to your north.

Pass the two trainers to your left and head north to get around the pit.

Descending the stairs and heading northwest / Pokémon Platinum
Descending the stairs and heading northwest.

When the path splits, use Rock Smash on the rock to the left.

Then use Rock Climb to scale the rocky wall behind it.

Using Rock Smash and Rock Climb to pass through and scale the hill / Pokémon Platinum
Using Rock Smash and Rock Climb to pass through and scale the hill.

After that, head west along the narrow ridge at the summit.

Taking a left turn / Pokémon Platinum
Taking a left turn.

Pass between the Ace Trainer and Black Belt trainers guarding the staircase to the north. Then take the stairs going down to a small area.

At the bottom of the stairs is an assortment of giant boulders – and on the southeastern boulder is a hidden Fire Stone.

Going down the stairs to reach the giant boulders / Pokémon Platinum
Going down the stairs to reach the giant boulders.

Just face the southeastern corner of this boulder and Press A to obtain another Fire Stone.

Obtaining the Fire Stone inside Stark Mountain / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the Fire Stone inside Stark Mountain.

Method 4: The Underground (Repeatable)

You can get Fire Stones much sooner than any of the aforementioned methods 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 absolutely need one earlier in the game, this is the way to go.

To start searching for Fire Stones, dig down to the Underground by using the Explorer Kit, which you will receive 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.

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 quicker.
  • 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.

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

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

Uncovering a Fire Stone in the Sinnoh Underground / Pokémon Platinum
Uncovering a Fire Stone in the Sinnoh Underground.

Tip: 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.

Fire Stone Details and Uses

The in-game description of the Fire Stone / Pokémon Platinum
The in-game description of the Fire Stone.

In Pokémon Platinum, the Fire Stone is used to evolve the following three Pokémon:

Fire Stone Evolutions
Species Evolutionary Form
Vulpix Ninetales
Growlithe Arcanine
Eevee Flareon

To use a Fire Stone, simply select “Use” from the Bag and choose a Pokémon to evolve.

Using a Fire Stone to evolve a Pokémon / Pokémon Platinum
Using a Fire Stone to evolve a Pokémon.

Ninetails

You can use a Fire Stone on Vulpix to have it evolve into Ninetails.

The newly-evolved Ninetails / Pokémon Platinum
The newly-evolved Ninetails.

Ninetails has high base Speed and Special Defense stats, while the rest of its stats are merely average (although none of its stats are bad).

Its special bulk is useful when dealing with Water-type opponents, and access to Nasty Plot—which boosts Ninetails’ Special Attack by two stages—can turn its Fire Blast into a devastating force.

However, other Fire types like Houndoom and Infernape outclass it in most areas.

And its Ability Flash Fire is mostly useless, since it depends on an opponent using a Fire-type move on Ninetails – which even in-game trainers would only use as a last resort.

Arcanine

You can use a Fire Stone on a Growlithe to make it evolve into Arcanine.

The newly-evolved Arcanine / Pokémon Platinum
The newly-evolved Arcanine.

Arcanine has good stats all around, especially offensively.

It comes with an Attack stat of 110 and a Special Attack of 100.

Its biggest weaknesses are its defense stats, both of which are 80.

This isn’t a bad number, but it means Arcanine is best trained to be fast and hard-hitting, with less time spent on its defenses.

Flare Blitz, ExtremeSpeed, and Close Combat are a few moves that make extremely potent use of its high Attack. And Thunder Fang can help stave off Water types, which make up some of Arcanine’s most dangerous foes.

Flareon

You can use a Fire Stone on an Eevee to make it evolve into its Fire-type form, Flareon.

The newly-evolved Flareon / Pokémon Platinum
The newly-evolved Flareon.

Flareon has great Special Attack and Special Defense stats, and an amazing base Attack of 130.

The tradeoff is its abysmal HP, Defense, and Speed, which make battling physical attackers of any type a struggle.

Its limited movepool also keeps Flareon from having a respectable type coverage.

It can do incredible things with Fire Blast, but you don’t have a lot of options when it comes to non-Fire moves.

Flareon, like all of Eevee’s evolutions, remains a popular Pokémon among fans. But you’d be better off using Houndoom or Infernape in more serious battles in your playthrough of Platinum.

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