Pokemon Platinum Version
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  • Gold Rush

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    Save at least 3,000 C.P. at once in the Battle Castle

    58 (51) of 1,829 – 3.17%

    2.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.17% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by Blazekickn on: 21 Dec, 2019 06:17
    Last modified: 04 Apr, 2024 23:43


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    29 Mar 2021 16:35
    deng edited this achievement.
    Signum 19 Apr 2021 19:41
    This achievement was nerve-wrecking. You need a strong team and a good amount of luck to get this far. I'm glad this achievement got nerfed to 3.000.
    PMniac 14 May 2021 22:50
    How? lolI had to heal after every oponent on round 7
    Rarronak 5 Jun 2021 02:28
    That was HELL
    Empovyle 6 Aug 2022 03:26
    Can someone please explain a good way to do this? After about battle 35 the net gain of points after each battle is negligible or even a loss of points. Since you need to heal for 10 sometimes 20 or 30 after every fight PLUS rent items every 7 matches which costs about 60 points total.
    Empovyle 8 Aug 2022 10:58
    Ok, I got this last night, you have to get a high streak going into the early 100s to even get close to earning 3,000. The bare minimum streak would be 63-64. Always check the opponent's Pokemon after the 2nd Darach fight and if you can beat their team then level them up +5 every time. Don't buy the upgrades, they set you back too much.
    Empovyle 8 Aug 2022 11:02
    I used a Garchomp/Starmie/Metagross with builds from Smogon. Garchomp can actually solo Darach's team very easily. There is not much that can stop this team but having multiple tanky opponents like Snorlax can definitely bring it down. I tried using a Blissey for a while instead of Metagross but it resulted in a lot of losses so I had to change.
    TimeLink 26 Jan 2023 00:32
    This should be seriously nerfed for how few points it gives. And even if it gave more it would still need a nerf. This is FAR harder than earning the Gold Print because you need to go to atleast Battle ~65 in an ideal world where you never ever have a Pokémon faint while constantly fighting overleveled Pokémon without having items yourself.
    I'd be fine with it if it was like, hold 1000 at once or earn a total of 3000 (or more even) across all attempts. But this is completely unreasonable.
    WKGames 13 Feb 2023 01:05
    I just beat the Gold Print for the first time. I played as conservatively as possible and finished Battle 49 with a grand total of .... 1089 CP.

    Yeah, this achievement is pretty ridiculous. I'm only getting about 20-29 CP total per battle and I typically need to heal 1-2 Pokemon. I can only imagine I'm going to need to spend more as I get to higher streaks.

    This is possibly the hardest achievement in the set skill-wise.
    WKGames 13 Feb 2023 19:06
    I'm currently on a streak of 105 battles and I only have 1998 Castle Points right now. This achievement is absolutely insane, harder than anything in the Emerald Battle Frontier imo.
    WKGames 13 Feb 2023 21:22
    At 133 battles, I now have 2537 Castle Points. I think I'm getting the hang of this. You get more points if your Pokemon are at higher health so you should heal more often than you think. In the earlier sets I was trying to avoid healing as much as possible, now I really regret that.
    WKGames 13 Feb 2023 22:47
    I beat this using Johnstone's Level 50 Platinum Battle Frontier team. I led with a Naughty nature Salamence with TM26 Earthquake, Tutor Outrage, TM35 Flamethrower, and Egg Move Dragon Dance. For more offensive coverage, I used a Rash nature Lucario with Aura Sphere, Dragon Pulse, TM30 Shadow Ball, and Tutor Vacuum Wave. Finally, for defensive stall strats, I used a Calm nature, Serene Grace Togekiss with Heart Scale Air Slash, TM90 Substitute, TM51 Roost, and TM73 Thunder Wave. I EV trained Salamence for Speed and Attack, I EV trained Lucario for Speed and Special Attack, and I EV trained Togekiss for speed, defense, and special defense. At Level 50 my stats (HP/Atk/Def/SpAtk/SpDef/Speed) were Salamence (168/200/99/130/83/151), Lucario (138/125/76/182/80/140), and Togekiss (154/60/132/138/168/110).

    I reached 3000 at exactly Match 161. So you basically have to reach the Gold Print, and then do the last set of the Gold Print 14 more times in a row without dying to get this achievement. Yeah, this is not 10 points, this is more like a 100 point achievement imo.

    If you use my strategy, I recommend equipping a persim berry to Salamence whenever possible. Outrage tends to lead to confusion more often than it sweeps the enemy team, so it's a real luxury to have persim just in case. Persim only costs 2 CP and it can carry over across an entire set of 7 battles so it's definitely worth the investment. Aside from that, I tended to heal my Pokemon whenever possible, especially if they had below half HP.

    I didn't really bother with raising or decreasing the opponents level or inspecting their pokemon or ranking up any of the upgrades. It's possible that those would have made this easier but I didn't think it was necessary for my team. Occasionally I would get a team of ice types that would give me a really hard time, but Togekiss came in clutch for them.

    Overall, I'm thrilled this achievement is over, it's absolutely brutal and way too underrated for this set.
    Luissze 16 Nov 2023 18:27
    For this to be worth 10 points, it would have to be at most 1,000 CP, THIS IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN REACHING THE ENTIRE BATTLE FRONTIER
    Empovyle 16 Nov 2023 18:30
    I put in a request to have it rescored to 50 points or even 100 points but that was a couple months ago, seems like it has not been picked up by a dev yet.
    19 Dec 2023 05:56
    Blazekickn edited this achievement's points.
    WKGames 19 Dec 2023 05:57
    Yooooo, let's go, finally this achievement is properly scored :)
    4 Apr 2024 23:43
    Blazekickn edited this achievement's logic.
    4 Apr 2024 23:43
    Blazekickn edited this achievement's logic.
    SheepOfIce 27 May 2024 21:35
    Yeah, this achievement definitely violates the pointless excessive grinding unwelcome concept. As far as I know there is no reward for getting 3000 CP and I've seen much less excessive achievements demoted (such as [ach=7510]).

    I think a more reasonable achievement would be to rescore this at 5 or less points and make the requirement 1000 CP or to unlock rank 3 of the healing & berry/item rentals. This would make it more in-line with the 30 trade battle factory achievement and is easily achieveable before battle 21 using the +5 level feature or before battle 49 otherwise.

    As it stands now, if you ended every battle at 100% HP and no status ailments for all mons with each opponent mon at level 55 (profiting 10 CP at the beginning of the set and 47 CP after each battle for a total profit of 339 per set), it would take 8 full sets and 6 battles (56 total battles). There probably is a team that can achieve this, but it would probably be quicker just to use whatever team is being used for the rest of the frontier.

    I'll still work towards the achievement as-is and am keeping track of my time spent but I want to report this if it's not changed after I master to make the experience better for the rest of the community looking to master the set.
    EmilyYohane 26 Jun 2024 04:01
    Hard agree, maybe it could be added to a subset but otherwise definitely doesn't belong with the main game.

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