|Shiny Stone Acquisition Methods
|Iron Island—Inside a Poké Ball near the cave’s exit on B3F.
|Route 210—On the ground close to the eastern edge of the map (Hidden).
|Route 228—Northwest of the Resort Area, on a hill to the east of the Berry plot.
|Obtained using the Pickup Ability with a Pokémon level 61 or higher.
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
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.
Once you pass the Canalave Gym, turn south.
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.
Once you arrive on the Island, head up the staircase to the east.
Pass the blue-roofed house here and then take the northern staircase further up the mountain.
Head through the entrance to Iron Island’s cave at the top of the staircase.
Once you’re inside, descend the right-hand staircase.
Now climb the first set of stairs leading up to a raised platform on the next floor, then head eastward.
Head east until you reach a lone red oil drum. Then climb down the nearby staircase and head southward.
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.
Descend the stairs to the west of the lift.
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.
Continue heading southward past the Black Belt and Battle Girl trainers.
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.
At the southern edge of this floor, step onto the lift platform to be lowered down.
Head through the western entryway, which leads to B3F.
In the next chamber just step onto the lift to be raised up to the ledge.
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.
Location 2: Route 210
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.
Once you hit Route 210, the field will become choked with fog. Use Defog to blow it away and improve visibility.
Head east going downstairs and cross the bridge.
On the other side of the bridge, head for the next staircase to the southeast.
Climb the staircase and cross the bridge to the north.
Turn right to cross the next bridge.
Head for the ledge to the east and use Rock Climb to descend the rocky wall going towards the right.
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:
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.
Location 3: Route 228
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.
On the other side of the pond, continue northward to leave the Resort Area and enter Route 229.
Where the trail splits at the Resort Area/Route 229 sign, head northward through the tall grass, past the two Ace Trainers.
Veer northwest toward the gap in the trees.
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.
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.
Pick up the Poké Ball to obtain the third and last overworld Shiny Stone.
Location 4: The Pickup Ability (Repeatable)
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:
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%).
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.
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
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).
The Pokémon will then evolve.
Be aware that evolution stones are consumed permanently when used.
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.
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.