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Day Care Trick

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The Day Care Trick is a trick that can be used in almost any version of the Pokémon games to level up Pokémon in the Day Care while you are not even playing the game.


  • Pokémon Game
  • DS/ DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS
  • DS/ DS Lite / DSi / DSiXL / 3DS Charger
  • Pencil or Tape or String or Rubber band (for the 3DS circle-pad)
  • 7 or 8 hours

ions are listed belnd a tile in a place that will push you up against the wall of a stop tile, and tape, tie or use a pencil to hold that button down so that you move into the move tile and get sent back a few spaces and walk back up to the move tile. Plug in your DS Charger and leave overnight or for a few hours.

Actually, it's better to do it in the Rocket Hideout in Celadon; You can tape down the B button and run there and there are move tiles there, too.


Go to the Fuego Ironworks, just north of Floaroma Town and do the same thing as in FireRed/LeafGreen. Tape down the B, Button if Nessesary. Plug in DS Charger and leave overnight or for a few hours


Walking forward from the entrance of Ecruteak Gym will drop you into the chasm and teleport you back to the entrance, 



If you are in a cave and doing this, you may encounter wild Pokémon.


If you don't have a lot of money, don't try this. The equation for the amount of money you pay is as follows:

100 + 100*x= Price
x=amount of levels increased

If you put a level 2 Zigzagoon in the day care and raise it to level 100, it would cost 100+(98x100),which is 9900 Pokémoney. That may not sound like alot, but with two Pokémon to level 100, it could be bad news for you. Use the Maniac in Icirrus City to sell at double prices.

D/P Mudslide

The Mudslide trick on your bike does not count as steps in Diamond and Pearl. The Mudslide only works in Ruby and Sapphire but it does not work in Emerald.

Hardware Issues

Note: the buttons can suffer damage during the use of the tape technique if it is not done carefully.

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