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

A Leaf Stone in Floaroma Meadow (Pokémon Platinum)
Leaf Stone Acquisition Methods
# Method Repeatable?
1 The Great Marsh—Toward the middle of the swamp in Area 3 (hidden) No
2 Floaroma Meadow—Inside a Poké Ball directly south of the entrance No
3 Route 225—In a patch of grass to the south of the house (requires the National Pokédex) (hidden) No
4 The Underground—Potential treasure found in the mining minigame Yes

The easiest way to get Leaf Stones is to pick up the ones in the Great Marsh and Floaroma Meadow. Both of these Leaf Stones are accessible as soon as you reach these areas in your playthrough.

You can also grab some Leaf Stones much sooner in the game by digging for them in the Underground. However, this method is highly unpredictable and can take a massive amount of time.

Acquiring Leaf Stones

Method 1: The Great Marsh (Step-by-Step)

The first Leaf Stone in the game’s overworld is found in the Great Marsh. This is located to the northeast of the Pokémon Center in Pastoria City.

Heading east from Pastoria City’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Heading east from Pastoria City’s Pokémon Center.
Heading into the Great Marsh to the north / Pokémon Platinum
Heading into the Great Marsh to the north.

Just speak to the clerk at the counter and she will ask if you want to play the Great Marsh’s Safari Game for 500 Poké Dollars. Agree to pay the fee and you’ll be allowed inside.

Paying 500 Poké Dollars to enter the Great Marsh / Pokémon Platinum
Paying 500 Poké Dollars to enter the Great Marsh.

Once you’re inside the Great Marsh, head straight north toward the train car’s control panel.

Moving toward the control panel / Pokémon Platinum
Moving toward the control panel.

Press A to bring up a list of the Great Marsh’s different Areas, then select “Area 3.”

Taking the train to Area 3 / Pokémon Platinum
Taking the train to Area 3.

When you disembark on the left side of the train, head for the marshy area to the west.

Heading west in Area 3 / Pokémon Platinum
Heading west in Area 3.

Stay in the shallow part of the muck as you head for the middle of the swamp.

There will be a hidden Leaf Stone on the ground just a short distance to the northwest of the log. You can find this item just by pressing “A” around the spot, or you can use the Dowsing Machine Pokétch app.

The exact spot is marked below:

Heading for the hidden item in the middle of the swamp / Pokémon Platinum
Heading for the hidden item in the middle of the swamp.

Just face the tile indicated above and press A to pick up a Leaf Stone.

Picking up the hidden Leaf Stone in the Great Marsh / Pokémon Platinum
Picking up the hidden Leaf Stone in the Great Marsh.

Method 2: Floaroma Meadow (Step-by-Step)

The second finite Leaf Stone in Platinum is located in Floaroma Meadow above Floaroma Town. You can find this stone at around the same time as the first stone from the Great Marsh.

With a Pokémon that knows Surf in your party, Fly to Floaroma Town and head east from the Pokémon Center.

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 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 of the bridge. Then just surf 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.

Then turn westward as the river bends.

Turning west at the riverbend / Pokémon Platinum
Turning west at the riverbend.

Turn southward and step ashore (opposite from the tall grass).

Disembarking to the south to enter the Floaroma Meadow / Pokémon Platinum
Disembarking to the south to enter the Floaroma Meadow.

Head south from the Floaroma Meadow’s entrance until you come to a Poké Ball item on the ground.

Approaching the Leaf Stone to the south of the entrance / Pokémon Platinum
Approaching the Leaf Stone to the south of the entrance.

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

Picking up a Leaf Stone in the Floaroma Meadow / Pokémon Platinum
Picking up a Leaf Stone in the Floaroma Meadow.

Method 3: Route 225 (Step-by-Step)

Another Leaf Stone is found on Route 225 in the Battle Zone, which is just a short distance north of the Fight Area.

To access this area you must first have received the National Pokédex upgrade from Professor Rowan after seeing all 210 Sinnoh-region Pokémon.

It also helps to bring a Pokémon that knows Surf to make the journey a little quicker.

Once you’re prepared, travel to the Fight Area and head west from the Pokémon Center.

Moving westward along the path in the Fight Area / Pokémon Platinum
Moving westward along the path in the Fight Area.

Turn north to pass through the space between shipping containers with the small signpost.

Moving north between the shipping containers / Pokémon Platinum
Moving north between the shipping containers.

Go up through the gate leading to Route 225.

Heading through the gate to reach Route 225 / Pokémon Platinum
Heading through the gate to reach Route 225.

On the other side, keep going north.

Entering Route 225 and heading north / Pokémon Platinum
Entering Route 225 and heading north.

When you reach the intersection, battle the trainers and continue northward.

Battling trainers while heading north at the intersection / Pokémon Platinum
Battling trainers while heading north at the intersection.

Pass under the northern bridge and use Surf to cross the pond to the northeast.

Moving northeast to cross the pond / Pokémon Platinum
Moving northeast to cross the pond.

At the northern wall, turn west to step back on land.

You’ll want to pass under the bridge and then circle around to climb the stairs and cross over the same bridge you just passed under.

Heading upstairs and crossing the bridge to the north / Pokémon Platinum
Heading upstairs and crossing the bridge to the north.

At the end of this bridge, turn left and cross the other bridge.

Stepping off one bridge to get on the next / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping off one bridge to get on the next.

Continue crossing bridges as you make your way south.

Moving southeast over the bridges / Pokémon Platinum
Moving southeast over the bridges.

Turn west to cross the last of the short bridges, then head down the stairs to the south.

Heading down the staircase to the southwest / Pokémon Platinum
Heading down the staircase to the southwest.

Travel along the path as it curves back north.

Moving along the path / Pokémon Platinum
Moving along the path.

Pass or battle the Ace Trainer and head down the northern staircase.

Continuing northward down the stairs / Pokémon Platinum
Continuing northward down the stairs.

You’ll climb another staircase to the north. Here you’ll have to pass or battle an Ace Trainer on the hill, then just descend the next staircase.

Directly to the left of the stairs will be a small patch of tall grass.

Head for the southwestern-most tile in the patch of grass to find a Leaf Stone.

Passing over the hill to the north and approaching the southwestern corner tile / Pokémon Platinum
Passing over the hill to the north and approaching the southwestern corner tile.

Just face the tile outlined above and press A to acquire yet another Leaf Stone.

Picking up the hidden Leaf Stone on Route 225 / Pokémon Platinum
Picking up the hidden Leaf Stone on Route 225.

Method 4: The Underground (Repeatable)

You can get Leaf Stones much sooner in the game if you commit to searching in the Underground.

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

But if you don’t feel like waiting until mid-game to obtain a Leaf Stone, this is the way to go.

To start searching for Leaf Stones, dig down to the Underground by using the Explorer Kit. You’ll receive this 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 bulging 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 want to 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.

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

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

But this is the only repeatable way to obtain more Leaf Stones in Pokémon Platinum.

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

Leaf Stone Details and Uses

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

In Pokémon Platinum, the Leaf Stone is used to evolve the following four Pokémon species:

All Leaf Stone Evolutions
Species Evolutionary Form
Gloom Vileplume
Weepinbell Victreebel
Exeggcute Exeggutor
Nuzleaf Shiftry

To use a Leaf Stone, simply select “Use” from the Bag and choose a Pokémon to use it on.

Using a Leaf Stone to evolve a Pokémon / Pokémon Platinum
Using a Leaf Stone to evolve a Pokémon.
Selecting a Pokémon to evolve with the Leaf Stone / Pokémon Platinum
Selecting a Pokémon to evolve with the Leaf Stone.

Vileplume

Vileplume is one of two Pokémon Gloom can evolve into, the other being Bellossom (via a Sun Stone).

Vileplume has fairly high Special Attack and Special Defense stats, but is largely outclassed by other Grass-type Pokémon.

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

To help make Vileplume viable in battle, putting its Chlorophyll Ability to good use is a must.

Chlorophyll will double Vileplume’s miserable Speed to a base stat of 100 in harsh sunlight, which still isn’t astounding, but at least allows it to be competitive.

If you can factor Sunny Day into Vileplume’s strategy, Vileplume can be a hard hitter that’s quick on its feet; otherwise, Venusaur or Roserade would be a better option.

Victreebel

You can use a Leaf Stone on Weepinbell to make it evolve into Victreebel.

Victreebel has high Attack and Special Attack stats, while the rest of its stats are mediocre.

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

However, it uses the Chlorophyll Ability to an even greater effect than Vileplume, giving Victreebel an awesome base Speed stat of 140.

If you can find a reliable way to use Sunny Day (Victreebel lacks the bulk to excel at weather/status moves naturally), Victreebel can make a ferocious sweeper.

Exeggutor

You can use a Leaf Stone on Exeggcute to make it evolve into Exeggutor.

Exeggutor has awesome offensive capabilities—including a base Special Attack stat of 125—and respectable HP.

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

Its slow Speed and relative fragility make it an easy target for a lot of other Pokémon.

But as with Vileplume and Victreebel, Exeggutor’s Chlorophyll Ability is here to even the odds.

Sending Exeggutor out in harsh sunlight will raise its base Speed stat to 110, making it much more formidable in serious battles.

Shiftry

You can use a Leaf Stone on Nuzleaf to have it evolve into Shiftry.

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

Shiftry is a pretty well-rounded Pokémon, although it sorely lacks defensive bulk.

It has an interesting Grass/Dark typing, giving it valuable STAB-boosted access to moves like Knock Off and Sucker Punch on top of the usual powerful Grass-type moves.

Of Shiftry’s two possible Abilities, Chlorophyll and Early Bird, Chlorophyll is the more useful one. With doubled Speed, there is much less of a chance that Shiftry will be knocked out before it can put its high offenses to work.

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