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#1

This guide lists the most efficient ways to quickly gain money, experience, IV Stones, Heart Scales, Dream Mists, etc.

General tip: you don’t have to buy any of the Secret Base workers (Level Trainer, Move Reminder, IV Changer, etc.) because you can just use the workers in someone else’s base. Go to the back of your Secret Base and connect to the base of “Lesss”. The warp panel on the right side in front of the entrance takes you to the Flag Guy and Friend Safari. The warp panel on the left takes you to a place with all the Secret Base workers.

Money Farming

There are two ways to farm lots of money quickly. Method 3 isn’t as fast but you can do it in the background while you’re playing to gradually get more money.

Money Farming Method 1: DexNav

Buy an Amulet Coin at the Helios Department Store (top floor, right cashier). It only costs 100 Pokedollars. Equip it to the Pokemon you’re going to use to fight. If you’re not at Helios yet you can still farm for money as long as you can defeat a level 40 Electrode, you just won’t get as much money.

Open the DexNav (default: D key or just by opening the menu) and click on the Pokeball icon on the right. The fastest way to get money quickly is to fight the trainers which only have one Pokemon. You can fight these trainers as much as you want. Pick the trainer which you have the easiest time beating. The trainers with only one Pokemon are:

  1. Ace Trainer HelixSlash: Has a Level 50 Aegislash with Iron Head, King’s Shield, Shadow Sneak, and Swords Dance with a Weakness Policy. Gives 3000 Pokedollars per fight (6000 with Amulet Coin).

  2. Elder Clint Eastwood: Has a Level 40 Electrode that’s holding a Choice item. It knows Thunder and Explosion. Gives 2400 Pokedollars per fight (4800 with Amulet Coin).

  3. Gentleman Dun: Has a Level 50 Dunsparce with Serene Grace that will try to paraflinch you. Gives 3600 Pokedollars per fight (7200 with Amulet Coin).


Money Farming Method 2: Sonata Tracks
  1. Go to the Sonata Tracks, located in the south of Sonata City. Enter the race and always choose the Ice Path. The opposing CPUs are so bad here that it’s very easy to win.
Ice Path Technique
  1. Go just right of the boulder and use the boost path immediately ahead.
  2. When you hit the block go right and then go up until you’re off the ice and on an elevated area.
  3. After going down the slope, take the right staircase, go all the way to the right, and go up until you hit a rock.
  4. Go to the left and then go up until the finish.

This method should give you consistent 25 second races.

Note: In order to get sponsored by the best sponsor, you do not need to win all the time. If you get 2nd place every time, you will have enough points.

  1. After you play the first race, talk to the lady on the right, and get sponsored by the Kricketune Knockoffs.

  2. Play 2 more races, then talk to the lady on the right again. Collect your rewards. Then, talk to her again and get sponsored by the Chespin Cheaps.

  3. Play 1 more race. Then, talk to the lady on the right, collect your reward, then talk to her again and get sponsored by Vileplume Berry Harvest.

  4. Repeat the previous steps of playing races, collecting your reward and regularly upgrading sponsors.

See the Wiki page for sponsorship information: https://wiki.p-insurgence.com/Sonata_Tracks

You want to regularly upgrade your sponsor, because if you have a better sponsor, you get more money per race. Some of the sponsors offer item rewards that you might want, but if you just want money as quickly as possible, then choose the sponsor with the highest money multiplier.

On the Wiki page, pay attention to the “Min. Races” column, because that’s how many races you need before you can be sponsored by that company.

If you are sponsored by the Devon Corp (the best sponsor), you will win 11250 Pokedollars per race, and each race takes a minute or less.


Money Farming Method 3: Pokepon

Go to Sonata City. The Pokepon machine is in the top right corner of the city.

WARNING: It is possible that the Pokepon machine will change your Pokemon’s nature to a random nature. Therefore, before talking to the lady in front of the machine, make sure the first Pokemon in your party is one that you wouldn’t mind if it randomly got its nature changed.

The Pokepon machine will often give you an item that you can sell for money. To be able to play Poképon again the player must wait 20 minutes and run a random amount of steps, with a maximum of 1500 steps.

This method won’t get you money quickly (unless you get lucky and get a Big Nugget), but you are encouraged to repeatedly visit Pokepon during your journey to give yourself more chances at pulling good prizes.


Gaining Experience Quickly

Purchase your Secret Base (Metchi Town).

In Koril Town, grab a Lucky Egg from an Exploud in one of the houses. Equip the Lucky Egg to the Pokemon you want to train and put that Pokemon in the front of your party. You can still gain experience quickly if you haven’t gotten to Koril Town yet, you just won’t gain as much.

Go to the back of your Secret Base’s Friend Safari and connect to the base of “Lesss”. Use the left warp panel in front of the entrance and talk to the Level Trainer (the redhead at the bottom). Select the highest level you can. You’ll gain lots of EXP very quickly this way. There’s also a Nurse nearby to replenish your PP.

If you can’t connect to the internet (which is a requirement to connect to Lesss’s base) then you can just buy your own Level Trainer.


Increasing Friendship/Happiness Quickly

Go to the Helios Department Store. On the top floor, purchase a Soothe Bell from the middle cashier. Equip it to the Pokemon whose friendship you want to increase. On the third floor, the cashier on the right sells EV-reducing berries. You can use these berries even if your Pokemon has 0 EVs in the stat that the berry reduces. On average, it takes a couple dozen to maximize a Pokemon’s friendship, but each berry only costs 20 Pokedollars.


IV Stone Farming

Here is the Wiki page which lists IV Stone locations: https://wiki.p-insurgence.com/IV_Stone
Pre-1.2 Theory regarding: [Theory] Best way of farming IV stones

IV Stone Farming Method 1: Battle Frontier

This method is by far the fastest. You need to have the Hiking Boots (which you don’t get until after you beat the Elite 4).

In the Battle Frontier, the Challenge Championship is currently bugged, so play the Battle Tower. If you keep winning, your prizes will be Rare Candies, and then you’ll start getting Dream Mists as well, and then you’ll start getting IV stones as well.

Even if you lose and your streak gets reset, you probably will have gotten lots of Rare Candies and a couple Dream Mists. Go to the Lighthouse in Selene City. The chef La Feu will make you an IV Stone in exchange for 3 Rare Candies and 1 Dream Mist.


IV Stone Farming Method 2: Pokepon

Assuming you are fairly diligent, on average you will get an IV stone approximately every 4 hours in real time using this method. I encourage you to read on regardless, because you can use this method to get IV stones in the background while you’re playing.

Go to Sonata City. The Pokepon machine is in the top right corner of the city.

WARNING: It is possible that the Pokepon machine will change your Pokemon’s nature to a random nature. Therefore, before talking to the lady in front of the machine, make sure the first Pokemon in your party is one that you wouldn’t mind if it randomly got its nature changed.

You have roughly a 1/12 chance of getting an IV stone each time you talk to the lady. However, Poképon has a cool-down to make players unable to farm shiny Pokémon or items too easily. To be able to play Poképon again the player must wait 20 minutes and run a random amount of steps, with a maximum of 1500 steps. So if you talk to the lady every 20 minutes, and each time you talk to her, you have the required number of steps, on average you’ll get an IV stone every 4 hours.

You are encouraged to repeatedly visit Pokepon during your journey to give yourself more chances at pulling good prizes.


IV Stone Farming Method 3: Rock Smash

This method is very slow, but the easiest. Have a Pokemon in your party with a Fighting-type Attack.

The Whirl Islands, Helios Sewers, and Midna Mine are good places to smash rocks.

Because you will get an item out of a rock 25% of the time, and if you get an item out of the rock it will be an IV Stone 3.5% of the time, on average you will find an IV Stone every 114 rocks [114 = 1 / (25% * 3.5%)].


IV Stone Farming Method 4: Pickup

This method is also slow, but not hard. Note: you must do Step 4 (leveling them up to 71) or else this method will not work. It only works if your Pokemon are between levels 71 and 90.

  1. Go to Helios City. In a house near the north end, talk to the Delibird to get an Ability Capsule.

  2. Go to Route 13 and catch 5 Linoone. If the Linoone doesn’t have Pickup as its ability, that’s okay because you can use the Ability Capsule to change it to Pickup, and the Ability Capsule can be used an infinite number of times. If you decide not to do Optional Step 3 below, catch a 6th Linoone.

  3. Optional: Catch a Bunnelby (Route 1). Make sure it knows a Fighting-type move (it gets Double Kick by level-up at Level 20). See Step 5 for more details.

  4. Level all 6 of these Pokemon up to Level 71 (see the “Gaining Experience Quickly” section of this guide for tips). Make sure they all have the Pickup ability and that they are not holding any items.

  5. Go into the Shade Forest (because it has the lowest level Pokemon). Battle and defeat the wild Pokemon. You must defeat them - you cannot run from the battles.

If you did Optional Step 3, go into Midna Mine instead. While battling and defeating the wild Pokemon, you can also smash rocks to try to get IV stones, which is the point of Optional Step 3.

  1. After every battle or couple battles, check your party to see if they picked up any items. If they have, take the item from them and keep battling.

Because each Pokemon has a 10% chance of picking up an item each battle, if you get an item it will be an IV stone 1% of the time, and you have 6 Pokemon working all at once, you will, on average, get an IV Stone every 167 battles. (167 = 1 / {1 - [1 - (10% * 1%)]^6})


Heart Scale Farming

How to get 3 quick Heart Scales:

  1. Go to your Secret Base (purchase in Metchi Town). Go to the back and connect to the the base of “jesusml” (all lowercase letters). Use the warp panel on the right side in front of the entrance and collect the flag inside the Friend Safari.

  2. Use the warp panel outside the Friend Safari to quickly get back to the entrance. Exit the base. Reconnect to the base again, except type in “Jesusml” <-- notice the capital J.

  3. Get the flag and exit. This is a glitch: by changing the capitals, you can get more flags even though it’s the same person’s base.

  4. Repeat, but keep changing the capitals. You can type jEsusml, jeSusml, jesUsml, jesuSml, jesusMl, jesusmL, and then JEsusml, JeSusml, JesUsml, etc.

(If you want all of the Flag Guy prizes, it is recommended that you type the names in a systematic order such as the one presented above so you can keep track of which ones you’ve done. You can get all of the Flag Guy prizes just using jesusml’s name; you need 100 flags for the top prize and jesusml’s 7-letter name gives 2^7 = 128 flags.)

  1. Once you have 10 flags, talk to the Flag Guy (in jesusml’s base, use a warp panel on the left side) to get 3 Heart Scales.

How to get another 2 easy Heart Scales: Go to the Secret Base of user “jesusml” and catch a Jigglypuff. Show the Jigglypuff to a girl to the southwest of the Jaern statue in Suntouched City.

Heart Scale Farming Method 1: Pokepon

Assuming you are fairly diligent, on average you will get a Heart Scale approximately every 4 hours in real time using this method. I encourage you to read on regardless, because you can use this method to get Heart Scales in the background while you’re playing.

Go to Sonata City. The Pokepon machine is in the top right corner of the city.

WARNING: It is possible that the Pokepon machine will change your Pokemon’s nature to a random nature. Therefore, before talking to the lady in front of the machine, make sure the first Pokemon in your party is one that you wouldn’t mind if it randomly got its nature changed.

You have roughly a 1/12 chance of getting a Heart Scale each time you talk to the lady. However, Poképon has a cool-down to make players unable to farm shiny Pokémon or items too easily. To be able to play Poképon again the player must wait 20 minutes and run a random amount of steps, with a maximum of 1500 steps. So if you talk to the lady every 20 minutes, and each time you talk to her, you have the required number of steps, on average you’ll get a Heart Scale every 4 hours.

You are encouraged to repeatedly visit Pokepon during your journey to give yourself more chances at pulling good prizes.


Heart Scale Farming Method 2: Luvdisc Fishing

This is the fastest way to farm Heart Scales and you can apply this method by the time you reach Vipik City. This method won’t work if you’re playing on Randomizer mode.

  1. Go to the Secret Base of user “Halon”. Catch an Inkay from the Friend Safari. Level it up to Level 23 so it learns Switcheroo.

  2. Catch a Caterpie in Shade Forest. Evolve it into a Butterfree, which should now have the ability Compoundeyes.

  3. Make the Butterfree faint and don’t revive it. Put the Butterfree in the front of your party, and put the Inkay after it. Make sure the Inkay isn’t holding an item. (Having the Butterfree in front increases the chance you’ll get a Heart Scale, and if it’s fainted then you’ll send out the Inkay first, saving you some time.)

  4. Get the Good Rod (Vipik City, requires 25 caught Pokemon) and fish in Midna Mine for Luvdiscs. When you find a Luvdisc, use Switcheroo against it. There should be a 60% chance it’s holding a Heart Scale. After using Switcheroo, you can run from the battle, then take the Heart Scale from Inkay and repeat.

There is a very slightly more efficient variation of this method using Frisk. However, it’s very barely faster so it’s most likely not worth your time to use the Frisk method over using Inkay. The Frisk method is included below for completeness.

Frisk Variation of Luvdisc Farming

Catch a Pumpkaboo on Route 7 and using it instead of Inkay. Make sure it has the ability Frisk (if not, use the Ability Capsule found in Helios City to change it - the Ability Capsule is infinite use). Use a Heart Scale to teach the Pumpkaboo Trick (I know, this variation to farm Heart Scales requires a Heart Scale, but it’s the earliest you can use the Frisk method). The Pumpkaboo’s Frisk will tell you if the Luvdisc is holding a Heart Scale. Alternatively, instead of Inkay/Pumpkaboo, you can catch a Gothorita in the Friend Safari of user “batman” (only if you have 6 badges though, otherwise the Gothorita won’t appear), then teach it Covet from the Utira Library’s move tutor, and use the Ability Capsule if needed to make its ability Frisk.


Dream Mist Farming

Here is the Wiki page which lists Dream Mist locations: https://wiki.p-insurgence.com/Dream_Mist

The fastest way is by competing in the Battle Tower in the Battle Frontier. After just a few consecutive wins you’ll start getting Dream Mists as prizes.


Best way to make money as a new player?
Togekiss
#2

A few corrections:

Frisk is Sentret’s Hidden Ability, meaning it is not possible to change its ability to Frisk using an Ability Capsule.

On the subject of Frisk, I don’t believe the game gives you a message if the opposing wild Pokemon has Frisk so it may be worth noting that just because no message appears, doesn’t mean that the Sentret in question doesn’t have Frisk.

Friend Safari Pokemon do not hold items, so farming Luvdisc there is a waste of time.

2 additional easy to obtain Heart Scales can be obtained in Suntouched City by showing a girl southwest of the statue of Jaern a Jigglypuff.

It may also be worth noting that a second Lucky Egg can be obtained from a Whismur in Hekate Town.


#3

Thanks for the response.

Can anyone confirm whether Frisk gives you a message or not? If not, then there’s no point in even hunting down a Pokemon with Frisk, correct?


#4

I’ll check but from the last time I tried it, the message only doesn’t appear when it’s the wild Pokemon that has Frisk. If your Pokemon has Frisk the message still appears.


#5

And I’m confirming that it still works the same way. If the wild Pokemon has Frisk, it does not give a message about your Pokemon holding an item (tested using a Gardevoir with Trace holding a Lucky Egg). If your Pokemon has Frisk, the message appears if a wild Pokemon is holding an item (tested using a Trevenant with Frisk on a wild Parasect holding a TinyMushroom).

With that said, finding wild Pokemon with Frisk (and other abilities) should be done using a Trace user. I believe Abra is the earliest that can have Trace but Ralts and Kirlia are a bit more consistent since they have a higher total chance of being found and also have higher chances of not Teleporting immediately if they aren’t caught in the first turn. But for people that are further than this, Friend Safaris or getting Abra from the Game Corner are more consistent.


#6

One minor correction/addition: HelixSlash’s Aegislash’s last move is Shadow Sneak.

Overall a great guide and I hope to utilize it much more in the future once I get access to the future benefits (Sonata Tracks, etc.).

Edit: It’s also holding a Weakness Policy.


#7

You can get Dream Mists from the Cortisol Road Grotto near a gentleman iirc. It resets every 12 hours, just soft reset until you get a Dream Mist. Not a way to “farm” Dream Mists per se, but you still get Dream Mists so why not.

Also one of the best places to farm IV stones is Helios Sewers because it’s near an exit so it doesn’t take much time to reset the rock and also I don’t think there are any wild pokemon encounters in the rock smash room.


#8

well you actually can change it but only in post game


#9

I am well aware that the Dream Guru exists. The existence of the Dream Guru, however, is completely irrelevant here as the post that I made 9 months ago was to inform the original poster that they had erroneously stated that Sentret’s ability can be changed to Frisk with an Ability Capsule, which is certainly not the case as it requires a Dream Mist.


#10

Made lots of improvements to this guide, including adding Pokepon to several section, reorganization and sorting by effectiveness, modifying the Heart Scale Luvdisc Fishing method to be doable by Vipik City rather than Selene City. I think this guide should be pretty much finished unless there’s somehow a better farming method I’ve missed, but I don’t think there is.