Poketch


The Poketch (or Pokemon Watch) is a new feature in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. It's like the PokeGear and Pokenav in games past, except it has a lot more features; some features (know as Poketch apps) even have to be unlocked before they can be used. All the features are activated and interacted with using the Nintendo DS's touch screen.

The Poketch is obtained near the beginning of the game. The first time you pass through Jubilife City, a man will have you find three other people. The first person is in front of the TV Station, the second is near the Poketch Company, and last is behind the Pokemon Center. Once you find all three, the Poketch will be yours.

The Poketch has a total of 25 applications (or Poketch apps) that can be installed on it. Poketch apps can be switched between by tapping the red button on the touch screen. It appears on the Nitendo DS's touch screen when your player is walking around. Below are the Poketch apps along with a description and their location.

 

1. Digital Watch

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In-Game Description: The Digital Watch displays the current time. Don't be late for meetings with your friends!

Description: Like in almost every Pokemon game, there's a clock to keep track of time. This clock is a 24-hour digital clock that runs off of the Nintendo DS's internal clock. When you press the screen it will light up.

Location: Already included on Poketch at start of game.

 

2. Calculator

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In-Game Description: The Calculator can handle up to ten digits. It's perfect for figuring out math questions that might pop up.

Description: This is a basic calculator with the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. If you have a Pokemon who has the same Pokedex number as the answer displayed on screen (rounded down to the closest whole number), the Pokemon's cry will be heard.

Location: Already included on Poketch at start of game.

 

3. Memo Pad

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In-Game Description: The Memo Pad is useful for jotting down a note, or just doodling. There's an eraser, too, just in case you make a mistake.

Description: This is an in-game notepad that can be used jot down notes or draw stuff. This application is handy if you want to practice your art skills.

Location: Obtained from the President of The Poketch Company in Jubilife City after obtaining the Coal Badge (the first badge).

 

4. Pedometer

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In-Game Description: The Pedometer keeps a count of the number of steps traveled. It automatically counts steps. Touch the button to reset it.

Description: This application keeps track of how many steps you take. This application is useful for egg hatching, the Safari Zone, and Poisoned Pokemon.

Location: Already included on Poketch at start of game.

 

5. Pokemon List

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In-Game Description: The Pokemon List indicates the statuses of your team's Pokemon. Touch them to hear their cries. Their HP bar is also displayed.

Description: This application checks the Pokemon in your party. It shows their health and if they're holding an item. When you press a Pokemon, they make their cry (the cries of Pokemon inflicted with status conditions will differ). If you press the touch screen, the display will reset.

Location: Already included on Poketch at start of game.

 

6. Friendship Checker

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In-Game Description: The Friendship Checker indicates how friendly your Pokemon are to you. Touch the screen. The Pokemon that like you will come closer.

Description: This application allows you to check one of your party Pokemon's happiness. This application is helpful because you don't always have to see somebody when wanting to see how much your Pokemon likes you. After clicking on the Pokemon you want to check, you will hear its cry and see either zero, one, or two hearts on screen depending on how much your Pokemon likes you; the hearts can be either small or large. A Pokemon with two giant hearts has reached its maximum happiness level and can evolve if it evolves based on happiness. Tapping a Pokemon twice will make all the Pokemon jump on screen.

Location: Available after talking to a woman in Eterna City's Pokemon Center.

 

7. Dowsing Machine

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In-Game Description: The Dowsing Machine searches for hidden or obscured items. Touch the radar screen. If there is an item nearby, it will respond.

Description: This application is like the Itemfinder from previous games. The screen is divided into four quadrants corresponding to northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast. To search for a nearby item, press on the touch screen. A circle should start moving around indicating that it's searching for an item. If it flashes, an item is nearby.

Location: Obtained from Dawn/Lucas upon arriving on Route 207.

 

8. Berry Searcher

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In-Game Description: The Berry Searcher is a map that shows the locations of Berries. It indicates the presence of Berries in areas you have already visited.

Description: Using a basic map of Sinnoh, this application allows you to check to see if the Berries you've plants are ready to harvest in areas yu've already visited. If you touch the screen, the display will be reset.

Location: Obtained from a girl in the Berry Master's house on Route 208 after answering "yes" to her question.

 

9. Day Care Checker

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In-Game Description: The Day-Care Checker shows the Pokemon you have in the Day Care.

Description: This application allows you to check the Pokemon that you've left at the Day Care in Solaceon Town. You're able to display the levels, genders, and species of up to two Pokemon. You can also check if an egg has been produced. Like the Friendship Checker, this feature is helpful because you don't always have to visit the Day Care to know how well your Pokemon are doing.

Location: Obtained from a man in Solaceon Town's Day Care.

 

10. Pokemon History

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In-Game Description: The Pokemon History keeps track of the Pokemon you have obtained. It shows the last kind of Pokemon you obtained.

Description: This application allows you to see the twelve most recent Pokemon that you've captured, evolved, hatched, or traded into the game. To hear a Pokemon cry, touch its icon.

Location: Obtained from a resident in Solaceon Town.

 

11. Counter

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In-Game Description: The Counter is used for counting things one at a time. Touch the button and count whatever needs counting.

Description: This application simply counts. There's button and above it a number. Every time you press the button, the number goes up by one. To reset the counter, simply change Poketch apps. It is useful for keeping track of Effort Values (EVs) when training.

Location: Obtained from a lady in the Veilstone Department Store.

 

12. Analog Watch

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In-Game Description: The Analog Watch displays the current time. The short hand indicates the hour, and the long hand shows the minute!

Description: This application is an alternative to the digital watch for telling time in the game. It includes the same touch-light feature.

Location: Obtained from a resident in Celestic Town.

 

13. Marking Map

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In-Game Description: The Marking Map lets you mark intriguing locations. Drag marks to places on the map that you want to remember.

Description: Not as in-depth as the Town Map, the Marking Map is a basic map of the Sinnoh region. On here, it not only shows you where you are, but you can place markers on it to remind you of where you have to go. Also, this map is the only one that will display the current location of the two Pokemon that travel around Sinnoh, Cresselia and Mesprit.

Location: Obtained from the President of The Poketch Company in Jubilife City after obtaining the Cobble Badge (the third badge).

 

14. Link Searcher

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In-Game Description: The Link Searcher searches for players on wireless communications. Touch the screen to get a list of people using wireless communications.

Description: This application allows you to get a list Pokemon games closeby participating in DS Wireless Communications, such as through the Union Room, Sinnoh Underground, Colosseum, and other wireless links. A wireless signal icon will be displayed in the upper-right corner of the screen while this is happening.

Location: Obtained from the President of The Poketch Company in Jubilife City after obtaining the Relic Badge (the fifth badge).

 

15. Coin Toss

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In-Game Description: The Coin Toss flips a coin that comes up heads or tails. If you can't choose between two choices, a coin toss might be handy.

Description: This application allows you to flip a coin. If you don't have a coin in real life to flip, this is the next best thing. Magikarp is heads, while Pokeball is tails.

Location: Obtained from a guest in one of Hotel Grand Lake's suites by Lake Valor.

 

16. Move Tester

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In-Game Description: The Move Tester checks how effective moves are by type. Switch the attacker and defender types to see what is effective.

Description: This application is very helpful for young trainers still learning about what types are effective against what types. Input the type of the attack and the type(s) of the opposing Pokemon to find out if the attack is super effective, regularly effective, not very effective, or ineffective. Exclamation marks ("!") are used to represent damage with three being regularly effective, and each additional or less mark representing a factor of two.

Location: Obtained from the President of The Poketch Company in Jubilife City after obtaining the Icicle Badge (the seventh badge).

 

17. Calendar

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In-Game Description: Use the monthly Calendar to make a note of important dates. Touch any date to change its color. Touch it again to change it back.

Description: This application is just a calendar that displays the current day and month. If you always forgot the date, this feature will help you remember it.

Location: Obtained from a Poketch developer by Pokemon Rock in Sunyshore City after showing to him a Pokemon with a Serious Nature (Rock Climb is required).

 

18. Dot Artist

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In-Game Description: The Dot Artist lets you draw pictures in a mosaic style. Touching the same dot makes its color turn darker.

Description: This application is a mini-game that allows you to draw on it to scratch away the large pixels. Each square can be one of four different shades. Once uncovered, the screen will read "Touch!".

Location: Obtained from a Poketch developer by Pokemon Rock in Sunyshore City after showing to him a Pokemon with a Naive Nature (Rock Climb is required).

 

19. Roulette

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In-Game Description: The Roulette features a wheel that can be written on. Draw numbers, items, or whatever on the wheel and give it a spin!

Description: This application allows you to spin an arrow. It's your choice where you want the arrow to start and stop and if you want to reset it.

Location: Obtained from a Poketch developer by Pokemon Rock in Sunyshore City after showing to him a Pokemon with a Quirky Nature (Rock Climb is required).

 

20. Trainer Counter

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In-Game Description: The Trainer Counter tracks the performance of the Poke Radar. It shows how often you have met the same kind of Pokemon in a row.

Description: This application simply shows you the longest streak of the same Pokemon you've seen while using the PokeRadar. Touching a Pokemon's icon will play its cry.

Location: Obtained from Professor Oak in Pal Park.

 

21. Kitchen Timer

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In-Game Description: The Kitchen Timer can count down from up to 99 minutes, but not precisely. Set the time with the center button, then start the countdown.

Description: This application is simply a timer with an alarm. It is useful to use when cooking and playing the game at the same time so you don't lose track of time. The timer can be paused by closing your Nintendo DS system. Once the timer counts down and hits zero, Snorlax will pound its belly to alert you that time's up.

Location: Obtained from a girl in Pal Park's lobby aftering showing her a Snorlax.

 

22. Color Changer

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In-Game Description: The Color Changer changes the Poketch's display color. Slide the switch to select one of eight colors.

Description: This application allows you to change the background color of the Poketch from green to yellow, orange, red, purple, blue, turquoise, or white. The color you select will remain until you change it, meaning all other applications will be in this color.

Location: Obtained from a girl in Pal Park's lobby aftering showing her a Kecleon.

 

23. Matchup Checker

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Description: This application enables you to see if the Pokemon in your party are able to breed. If the two Pokemon you check are compatible, the two Luvdisc will move closer together to kiss. The more compatible they are, the closer they will be to kissing. If the two Pokemon are very compatible they'll receive three hearts, if they're moderately compatible they'll get two hearts, and if they're just compatible they'll get one heart. However, if the Pokemon aren't compatible the Luvdisc will turn away. You can check your entire party by selecting the Pokemon you want to breed.

Location: Obtained from a Nintendo Event.

 

24. Stopwatch

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Description: This application is used for time specific activities. Unlike the Kitchen Timer that counts down, this timer counts up.

Location: Obtained from a Nintendo Event.

 

25. Alarm Clock

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Description: As the name implies, this application allows you to set an alarm to go off at a certain time. When the alarm sounds, you'll hear a fierce roar from a Loudred.

Location: Obtained from a Nintendo Event.