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

The Shiny Stone on Iron Island (Pokémon Platinum)
Shiny Stone Acquisition Methods
# Location Repeatable?
1 Iron Island—Inside a Poké Ball near the cave’s exit on B3F. No
2 Route 210—On the ground close to the eastern edge of the map (Hidden). No
3 Route 228—Northwest of the Resort Area, on a hill to the east of the Berry plot. No
4 Obtained using the Pickup Ability with a Pokémon level 61 or higher. Yes

You can find Shiny Stones in four ways in Pokémon Platinum, with one of them being repeatable (using the Pickup ability).

The earliest available Shiny Stone you can get is on Iron Island’s third basement floor. But this won’t be accessible until you reach Canalave City – so this is the soonest point in the game when you can get a Shiny Stone.

But the most practical way to get Shiny Stones is by finding them with the Pickup Ability on a level 91-100 Pokémon, because this gives you the highest odds of getting Shiny Stones with each pickup. This is also the only repeatable way to get Shiny Stones in Platinum, so you can acquire an unlimited amount this way.

Getting Shiny Stones

Location 1: Iron Island

A Shiny Stone’s location on the Town Map / Pokémon Platinum
A Shiny Stone’s location on the Town Map.

The first Shiny Stone in the game is found on Iron Island. This lies far north of Canalave City and you’ll need to take a ship to reach the area.

To locate Canalave City’s harbor, first cross the drawbridge to the west of the Canalave Pokémon Center.

Heading west over Canalave City’s drawbridge / Pokémon Platinum
Heading west over Canalave City’s drawbridge.

Once you pass the Canalave Gym, turn south.

Turning south at the Gym / Pokémon Platinum
Turning south at the Gym.

Pass the houses and turn eastward at Sailor Eldritch’s house. Speak with Sailor Eldritch at the dock, and he will offer to take you to Iron Island.

Sailor Eldritch offering to take you to Iron Island / Pokémon Platinum
Sailor Eldritch offering to take you to Iron Island.

Once you arrive on the Island, head up the staircase to the east.

Climbing the first staircase on Iron Island / Pokémon Platinum
Climbing the first staircase on Iron Island.

Pass the blue-roofed house here and then take the northern staircase further up the mountain.

Passing the house and heading for the staircase / Pokémon Platinum
Passing the house and heading for the staircase.

Head through the entrance to Iron Island’s cave at the top of the staircase.

Entering Iron Island’s cave / Pokémon Platinum
Entering Iron Island’s cave.

Once you’re inside, descend the right-hand staircase.

Taking the stairs to the right / Pokémon Platinum
Taking the stairs to the right.

Now climb the first set of stairs leading up to a raised platform on the next floor, then head eastward.

Heading up the stairs and to the east / Pokémon Platinum
Heading up the stairs and to the east.

Head east until you reach a lone red oil drum. Then climb down the nearby staircase and head southward.

Taking the staircase and moving south / Pokémon Platinum
Taking the staircase and moving south.

Make your way around the Picnicker trainer and climb the stairs closest to the cavern’s southeastern corner. Step onto the lift to be lowered down to the next floor.

Stepping onto the lift at the southern edge of the cavern / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping onto the lift at the southern edge of the cavern.

Descend the stairs to the west of the lift.

Stepping off the lift and heading down the western staircase / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping off the lift and heading down the western staircase.

Note: If you haven’t been through this cave with Riley before, he will join you now, helping you in battles and healing your Pokémon after every skirmish. This is an excellent opportunity not only to grind levels, but also to find the Magnet and all the other items of the cave.

In the next cave chamber, head south at the first turn.

Traveling south through B2F / Pokémon Platinum
Traveling south through B2F.

Continue heading southward past the Black Belt and Battle Girl trainers.

Passing two trainers while moving south / Pokémon Platinum
Passing two trainers while moving south.

Wind around the trail until you reach two Ace Trainers on a raised section of the cave floor.

Head south on the raised section and take the staircase past them.

Winding around the trail, heading south / Pokémon Platinum
Winding around the trail, heading south.

At the southern edge of this floor, step onto the lift platform to be lowered down.

Stepping onto the lift to descend / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping onto the lift to descend.

Head through the western entryway, which leads to B3F.

Moving west through the cave door / Pokémon Platinum
Moving west through the cave door.

In the next chamber just step onto the lift to be raised up to the ledge.

Stepping onto the lift in the next room / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping onto the lift in the next room.

Now circle around the room to reach the Poké Ball on the right-hand side.

This is the first Shiny Stone you can get in the game.

Stepping off the lift to grab the Poké Ball / Pokémon Platinum
Stepping off the lift to grab the Poké Ball.
Obtaining the Shiny Stone on Iron Island / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the Shiny Stone on Iron Island.

Location 2: Route 210

The second Shiny Stone’s location on the Town Map / Pokémon Platinum
The second Shiny Stone’s location on the Town Map.

The second available Shiny Stone is located on Route 210, hidden on the terrain to the far east of Celestic Town. Finding this Shiny Stone requires Pokémon that can use the following HMs:

So this Stone won’t be available until after you defeat Leader Candice in Snowpoint City.

Once you have Pokémon that know these hidden moves in your party, Fly to Celestic Town and head through the pathway to the northeast.

Heading northeast from Celestic Town’s Pokémon Center / Pokémon Platinum
Heading northeast from Celestic Town’s Pokémon Center.

Once you hit Route 210, the field will become choked with fog. Use Defog to blow it away and improve visibility.

Using Defog to clear the fog from the field / Pokémon Platinum
Using Defog to clear the fog from the field.

Head east going downstairs and cross the bridge.

Crossing the bridge at the bottom of the staircase / Pokémon Platinum
Crossing the bridge at the bottom of the staircase.

On the other side of the bridge, head for the next staircase to the southeast.

Passing the Ace Trainer and heading for the stairs / Pokémon Platinum
Passing the Ace Trainer and heading for the stairs.

Climb the staircase and cross the bridge to the north.

Crossing the bridge past the Black Belt trainer / Pokémon Platinum
Crossing the bridge past the Black Belt trainer.

Turn right to cross the next bridge.

Taking a right / Pokémon Platinum
Taking a right.

Head for the ledge to the east and use Rock Climb to descend the rocky wall going towards the right.

Using Rock Climb on the eastern rocky wall / Pokémon Platinum
Using Rock Climb on the eastern rocky wall.

Use Rock Climb again on the next rocky wall on your right.

You can then circle around and head down the staircase to the south that leads to an empty strip of land.

But there is a hidden Shiny Stone here that will only show up on the Itemfinder Pokétch app.

We’ve marked the exact location of this Shiny Stone on the screenshot below:

Using the Itemfinder to locate a Shiny Stone / Pokémon Platinum
Using the Itemfinder to locate a Shiny Stone.

Stand one tile to the right of the dead end on the side of this strip of land, face left, and press A to pocket the hidden Shiny Stone.

Obtaining the hidden Shiny Stone on Route 210 / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the hidden Shiny Stone on Route 210.

Location 3: Route 228

The third Shiny Stone’s location on the Town Map / Pokémon Platinum
The third Shiny Stone’s location on the Town Map.

The last Shiny Stone in the overworld is found on Route 228. This route is located to the north of the Resort Area in the Battle Zone.

Start by crossing the bridge to the north of the Resort Area’s Pokémon Center.

Heading northward across the Resort Area’s bridge / Pokémon Platinum
Heading northward across the Resort Area’s bridge.

On the other side of the pond, continue northward to leave the Resort Area and enter Route 229.

Heading north onto Route 229 / Pokémon Platinum
Heading north onto Route 229.

Where the trail splits at the Resort Area/Route 229 sign, head northward through the tall grass, past the two Ace Trainers.

Passing the Ace Trainers on Route 229 / Pokémon Platinum
Passing the Ace Trainers on Route 229.

Veer northwest toward the gap in the trees.

Heading northwest to reach Route 228 / Pokémon Platinum
Heading northwest to reach Route 228.

A sandstorm will flare up as Route 229 becomes Route 228.

Hug the eastern wall here, but maintain your course northward through the narrow canyons.

Heading northward through the sandstorm / Pokémon Platinum
Heading northward through the sandstorm.

Continue moving northward. When you see the Berry Plot on your left, hop on your Bicycle and switch to fourth gear to ride up the muddy slope.

Then circle around and ride across the fallen log to reach a lone Poké Ball on a hill.

Riding up the slope and across the fallen log / Pokémon Platinum
Riding up the slope and across the fallen log.

Pick up the Poké Ball to obtain the third and last overworld Shiny Stone.

Obtaining the Shiny Stone on Route 228 / Pokémon Platinum
Obtaining the Shiny Stone on Route 228.

Location 4: The Pickup Ability (Repeatable)

A level 91 Ambipom with Pickup / Pokémon Platinum
A level 91 Ambipom with Pickup.

A Pokémon can obtain unlimited Shiny Stones with the Pickup Ability. This provides a Pokémon a 10% chance of obtaining a new held item after each battle.

Common Pokémon with Pickup include:

  • Aipom
  • Pachirisu
  • Munchlax

Which item the Pokémon obtains depends on both the Pokémon’s level and pure luck.

Here are the odds when it comes to picking up Shiny Stones:

  • Level 41-60 Pokémon have about a 4% chance
  • Level 61-100 Pokémon have a 10% chance

But Pickup only has an initial 10% probability of even activating at all for any item to appear on your Pickup Pokémon after each battle.

So this places your best odds of picking up a Shiny Stone at 1% per encounter (ie. 10% of 10%).

Finding Ambipom holding an item after a battle / Pokémon Platinum
Finding Ambipom holding an item after a battle.

This method is endlessly repeatable, but it can take a long time because of its low success rate.

Keep in mind that there are no alerts when a Pokémon successfully picks up an item; you will need to check your party every so often to find out.

Checking the item and discovering a Shiny Stone / Pokémon Platinum
Checking the item and discovering a Shiny Stone.

Note: Pickup will take effect as long as the user is in your party, even if they don’t participate in battle or have fainted.

Shiny Stone Details and Uses

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

In Pokémon Platinum, Shiny Stones are evolutionary items used to evolve:

  • Togetic into Togekiss
  • Roselia into Roserade

Evolution stones are simple to use: just select one from your Bag and use it on the Pokémon (rather than giving it to the Pokémon to hold).

Selecting the Shiny Stone from the Bag / Pokémon Platinum
Selecting the Shiny Stone from the Bag.
Selecting Togetic to use the Shiny Stone on / Pokémon Platinum
Selecting Togetic to use the Shiny Stone on.

The Pokémon will then evolve.

Be aware that evolution stones are consumed permanently when used.

A newly-evolved Togekiss / Pokémon Platinum
A newly-evolved Togekiss.

Togekiss vs. Roserade

Both Pokémon are worth having, so they’re both valid uses for Shiny Stones.

Not only to complete the Pokédex, but also because of how versatile they are in battle.

Roserade’s Pokédex entry / Pokémon Platinum
Roserade’s Pokédex entry.

Togekiss and Roserade both have very high Special Attack/Special Defense stats.

Roserade’s STAB-boosted Grass power is comparable with Venusaur’s, but it’s also a master status manipulator who can make great use of moves like Toxic Spikes and Sludge Bomb.

Togekiss becomes a bit more interesting when it gets changed to a Fairy/Flying type in future games (as a Normal/Flying type in Platinum, Togekiss has fewer opportunities to exercise its excellent Special Attack power).

However, some Togekiss have a truly terrific Ability: Serene Grace. This doubles the chance that a move’s additional effect will activate – like flinching, paralysis, and stat boosts.

A ton of fearsome strategies can be built around this Ability, and it’s also a lot of fun to use.

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