How To Get Oval Stones in Pokémon Platinum (All Methods)

Near the Lost Tower on Route 209 (Pokémon Platinum)
Oval Stone Locations
# Method Repeatable?
1 The Lost Tower—Inside a Poké Ball directly in front of the Youngster on the second floor No
2 Held item (50% chance) found on the following Pokémon:

  • Happiny (Trophy Garden)
  • Chansey (Route 209 and 210, Trophy Garden)
Yes

There are only two ways of obtaining Oval Stones in Pokémon Platinum: one stone can be found in the Lost Tower, and you can also steal Oval Stones as held items from wild Happiny or Chansey.

Both of these methods become available as soon as you reach Solaceon Town at the end of Route 209.

Neither method is difficult, but the one-off Oval Stone inside the Lost Tower takes far less time to pick up.

Getting Oval Stones

Method 1: The Lost Tower (Step-by-Step)

The quickest way to get an Oval Stone is to find the one inside the Lost Tower.

No Hidden Moves are required to reach this Oval Stone, so you’ll have access to it as soon as you reach Solaceon Town.

To find it, start at the Solaceon Town Pokémon Center and leave through the southern entrance.

Leaving Solaceon Town through the southern entrance / Pokémon Platinum
Leaving Solaceon Town through the southern entrance.

Head south down Route 209 for a short distance and you will see an obelisk structure to the east of the road. This is your destination, the Lost Tower.

Head down the stairs and enter through the front door.

Entering the Lost Tower on Route 209 / Pokémon Platinum
Entering the Lost Tower on Route 209.

There’s nothing to see on the first floor, so just head for the staircase in the northwest corner.

The Lost Tower’s first floor / Pokémon Platinum
The Lost Tower’s first floor.

You’ll see the Poké Ball containing the Oval Stone as soon as you enter the second floor. It’ll be on the ground in the middle of the room near some tombstones.

Heading for the Oval Stone on floor 2F / Pokémon Platinum
Heading for the Oval Stone on floor 2F.

Battle the Youngster trainer guarding the Poké Ball, then pick it up to add the Oval Stone to your Bag.

Acquiring the Oval Stone in the Lost Tower / Pokémon Platinum
Acquiring the Oval Stone in the Lost Tower.

Method 2: Held Item on Wild Chansey and Happiny (Repeatable)

You can also find Oval Stones being held by wild Chansey and Happiny.

Of the two Pokémon, Chansey is by far the easier species to find in the wild.

In fact, Chansey can be found on Route 209—the same route as the Lost Tower from Method 1.

Chansey’s habitat, according to the Pokédex / Pokémon Platinum
Chansey’s habitat, according to the Pokédex.

Wild Chansey also have a very high chance of holding an oval Stone upon each encounter (50%).

Searching the grassy fields on Route 209 for a wild Chansey / Pokémon Platinum
Searching the grassy fields on Route 209 for a wild Chansey.

What makes this method a little more time-consuming is that wild Chansey are pretty rare, with only a 5% encounter rate.

Running into a wild Chansey on Route 209 / Pokémon Platinum
Running into a wild Chansey on Route 209.

You can slightly speed up this process by creating an optimized held item farming team, but it’s not totally necessary either.

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

In this case, Compoundeyes will increase the chance of a Chansey holding an Oval Stone from 50% to 60%. And Frisk will alert you if each Chansey is holding an item at all.

Identifying the Chansey’s held item slot using Frisk / Pokémon Platinum
Identifying the Chansey’s held item slot using Frisk.

When you’ve found a Chansey with an Oval Stone, either use a stealing move (like Thief or Trick) or catch the Chansey to obtain the item.

Stealing the Chansey’s Oval Stone using Frisk / Pokémon Platinum
Stealing the Chansey’s Oval Stone using Frisk.

Then you’re free to end the battle however you prefer—you will keep the Oval Stone even if you flee.

Oval Stone Details and Uses

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

The purpose of the Oval Stone is to evolve Happiny into Chansey.

To make this happen, you’ll need to have Happiny gain a level during the daytime while holding an Oval Stone.

Evolving Happiny into Chansey

First, give an Oval Stone to your Happiny to hold.

Having Happiny hold the Oval Stone / Pokémon Platinum
Having Happiny hold the Oval Stone.

Then you’ll just need to level it up during the Day.

Pokémon Platinum considers daytime to be between 10:00 am and 7:59 pm, according to your console’s in-game clock.

Happiny is woefully powerless in battle; so you’ll probably want to use an Exp. Share to level it up easier.

Using a stronger Pokémon to level up Happiny in the daytime / Pokémon Platinum
Using a stronger Pokémon to level up Happiny in the daytime.

After one level increase, Happiny will evolve into Chansey. The Oval Stone will be consumed at this time.

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

Is Chansey Worth Using?

Chansey has an astronomical base HP stat of 250, and a decently high 105 Special Defense stat. This makes it a good choice for a team’s healer and trap-setter.

However, Chansey suffers from the lowest Defense stat in the game.

And it has almost no options when it comes to actually dealing damage.

These flaws can be somewhat mitigated by further evolving Chansey into Blissey via a high friendship level.

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