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Wifi Plaza FAQ Copyright 2009 Gerard Siasat [siasat9077] (C).

Table of Contents
1. Copyright and Introduction [WP01]

2. Version History [WP02]

3. Wifi Plaza [WP03]
   -Where is Wifi Plaza? [WP13]
   -What to do in Wifi Plaza? [WP23]
       -Overview [WP33]
       -Rooms    [WP43]
       -Tap Toys [WP53]
       -Minigames[WP63]
       -Surveys  [WP73]
   -Other Information about Wifi Plaza [WP04]

4. Contact Details [WP05]

5. Special Thanks [WP06]
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                                COPYRIGHT [WP01]
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Pokemon Platinum Wifi Plaza FAQ (c) Copyright 2009 Gerard Siasat

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Hello everyone and welcome to my 2nd FAQ. This FAQ will feature the Wifi Plaza
from Pokemon Platinum TM of Nintendo TM. This guide will cover everything 
about the Wifi Plaza. Well let us now begin having fun on Wifi Plaza.

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                            VERSION HISTORY [WP02]
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March 28 2009 14:15 : I started the FAQ and finished the basic structures.[0.5]

March 29 2009 13:40 : Detailed the Room Section and Wifi Plaza, corrected[1.00]
few minor errors. I started researching on Minigames for the next update.[1.10]

April 01 2009 13:12 : 2 people sent me information about the Tap Toys and
the Minigames. 

April 09 2009 19:30 : I have updated the poll, tap toys through the help of
people mailing me. A new question sent by a reader is also answered. I'm
banned from gamefaqs boards so I really can't access questions fromt there.

May 01 20:32  : *IMPORTANT*
There have been an issues regarding a lot of letter
senders telling me they always got disconnected when the time alloted for 
searching other Trainers for a minigame becomes 0. Find out why on [WP14]*NEW*
A new survey has also been added.
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                             THE WIFI PLAZA [WP03]
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1. What is the Wifi Plaza?
 The Wifi plaza is one of the latest addition in the latest Pokemon Game of 
Nintendo, the Pokemon Platinum. Wifi Plaza is basically a place for Pokemon
trainers all around the globe for playing fun minigames and even partaking on
surveys hosted by Nintendo.

 Of course you need Wifi to go there.

2. Where is the Wifi Plaza? [WP13]
 It can be accessed through all of the Pokemon Centers of the following towns
or places below. Just go through downstairs of the Pokemon Centers and talk 
to the girl wearing blue headband.

      List of towns/cities and places that have the Pokemon Wifi Plaza.
           1. Oreburgh City
           2. Canalave City
           3. Floaroma Town
           4. Eterna City
           5. Celestic Town
           6. Hearthome City
           7. Solaceon Town
           8. Veilstone City
           9. Pastoria City
           10. Snowpoint City
           11. Sunyshore City
           12. Fight, Survival and Resort Area
           13. Pokemon League

3. What to do in Wifi Plaza? [WP23]
 Wifi Plaza is a place where players in a certain room [refer to rooms section]
interact with each other by playing minigames, exchanging tap toys and doing
other things.

 You don't need to share friend codes on people just to play.

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                       OVERVIEW OF THE WIFI PLAZA [WP33]
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Well basically the Wifi plaza is a "Plaza". At first it will seem to be an
ordinary Pokemon-themed park. This feature is a great relaxation to get away
from stressfull fights. I think that is the main reason that Nintendo added
this attraction. 


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                         WIFI PLAZA ROOMS [WP43]
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The Wifi Plaza has a total of 5 rooms. These rooms act like a server. Each 
time you enter the plaza you are sent to a different room and each room 
consists of mascots. Here is a full listing rooms with a list of their mascots

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ROOM    |              FEATURED POKEMONS                |  POKEMONS ON FLOAT  |
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GRASS   |BULBASAUR, CHIKORITA, TREECKO and TURTWIG      |cARNIVINE, BULBASAUR |
FIRE    |CHARMANDER, CYNDAQUIL, TORCHIC and CHIMCHAR    |cHARIZARD, TORCHIC   |
WATER   |SQUIRTLE, TOTODILE, MUDKIP and PIPLUP          |GYARADOS and PIPLUP  |
ELECTRIC|PIKACHU, MINUN, PLUSLE and PACHIRISU           |PIKACHU and MAGNEZONE|
MEW     |                   MEW                         |         MEW         |
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Other Room information
1. Starting March 26 2009, Saturday, USA Versions of Pokemon Platinum will
have a higher chance of entering the Mew-themed room.

2. Every time you enter a room, you will be given a tap toy.

3. Every time you enter a room the lady will ask you what is your type, you
could choose up to 2 types and you could even choose nothing. These types
are created to somewhat describe your Pokemons.


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                             TAP TOYS [WP53]
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Every time you enter a room you will be given a random tap toy. For every 
minigame you ranked first your tap toy will improve. 

Like its name, a tap toy will do its thing when you tap it. For example the
Bell, once you tap it, It will create a sound of bell that everyone in the 
room that are near to you will hear it. The maximum level of a Tap Toy is 
level 3.

Tap Toys can also be exchanged with other real life trainers in there. An
exchange can be done when the trainer is not busy.

List of Tap Toys I've encountered so far.

1. Balloons
2. Bells
3. Cymbals
4. Signal *
5. Sparkle
6. Popper ( Confetti)
7. Ripple*
8. Whirl *
9. Drum [Thanks to Ross Teixera]
*=Thanks to Kali for providing these.

Tap Toy description according to the lady in the Wifi Plaza: Tap Toys
are toys that you can play within only in the Wi-Fi Plaza. Besides playing
them on your own, you can also share Tap Toys with friends. Tap Toys can
be powered up by playing Plaza games, too.

*I need someone to help me fill up this Tap Toy section with a complete list
of Tap Toys. Check out the contacts section for more details.

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Minigames [WP63]
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             ==========Swalot Plop========== 
No. of Players: Maximum of four, Minimum of 2
Rules
Shoot berries into the Mouth of the rotating SWALOT. There will be 2 rounds
per game. The 2nd round will give more score.

Scoring System of 1st round
1. You get 100 points per berry.
2. Your score will get another 100 per consecutive ball. E.g. 2 consecutive 
berry equals 200. 6 Consecutive berry=600.
3. If you failed to shoot a berry the scoring will reset and go back to 100
per berry.

Scoring System of 2nd round
 -On the Second round, not only SWALOT will spin but his mouth will also
close and open.

1. You get 300 points per Berry.
2. Your 300 points will get an additional of 300 per consecutive shots. 
3. If you failed to shoot a berry the scoring will reset and go back to 300
per berry.


            ==========MIME JR. Top==========
No. Of PLayers: Maximum of four, Minimum of 2
Rules
Keep MIME JR. Balanced on the ball and stay longer than your opponent. Keep
the balance by rolling the ball on your touch screen.

Scoring System
1. The longer you stay the higher score you will get. It is like a combo
system of multiplier. For every time the ball shines you get 100 and for 
the next time you get 200 and then 600 and so on. 

The Maximum score is 100,000 ( Thanks to Chris crimsonartist270@yahoo.com)

           ==========WOBBUFFET POP========== 
*UPDATED* Thanks to "Chris" <crimsonartist270@yahoo.com>

This is the only minigame where you and other players are teammates.
When all of you popped out 10 ballons, your Tap Toy will upgrade.
If you get less than 10 your Tap Toy will not Upgrade.

TAKEN FROM BULBAPEDIA: 

Wobbuffet Pop is a mini-game using the touch screen to pump up ballons by a 
Wobbuffet-shaped pump. Ballons are pumped with the stylus up and down to
earn points. Some Pokemon on the top screen will make it harder for the
player to pump balloons.

The info on the Wobbuffet Pop board in the Wi-Fi Plaza mentions Skinny 
Wynaut being bad. Thanks to Chris!

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                          SURVEYS [WP73]
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Once per day, You can partake in surveys held in the rooms. The surveys
change in a weekly basis. To take a survey, Go to the desk of the man and 
woman, turn left and you will see a machine tied with a balloon. Go in front 
of it and there you go. 

The results can be seen and the end of your time, when the lights are turned 
off, go again to the machine and see the results.

Here is a list of Surveys I've encountered so far

1. What do you do with your Technical Machines?
        A. Use them right away
        B. Store them for a while
        C. Keep them

2. How is your PC Boxes
        A. Packed Tight
        B. Neat and Tidy
        C. Almost empty

3. What are the levels of the six Pokemon in your party [Thanks to Kali!]
        A. About the same
        B. Quite different 
        C. Mostly Eggs

4. Do others know you like Pokemon?" [Thanks to Zachary Fiskin]
        A: Everyone Knows
        B: Only some
        C: No one

5. What do you let youPokemon hold? [Thanks to Kali!]
       A: Mostly items
       B: Mostly Berries
       C: Usually nothing

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              OTHER INFORMATION/ FAQs [WP04]
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1. Q:What is the maximum time I could stay in the Wifi Plaza?
   A:According on my experiment it is about 20 to 30 minutes.

2. Q:What things can I do to interact with other players?
   A:You can share Tap Toys, Look at their mini-profile or chat with them
using preselected words.

3. Q:What does their "Mini-Profile" Contain?
   A:It contains their ID No., Name, Location, Their activity log and their
tap toy.

4. Q:How do I enter my location?
   A:Go to the Global Terminal at Jubilife and examine the Globe there.

5. Q:How do I know my remaining time?
   A:Once you entered the plaza you will see a big screen with a rotating
logo of Wifi examine the big screen and the green bars are your time 
remaining while the Red bars are the time consumed.

6. Q:What do I do in the footprint stamping station
   A:For me, it is the most useless feature of Wifi Plaza. You choose
a footprint of the Pokemon in your Party and stamp in on the screen so
everybody on the Footprint station will see it. Useless.

7. Q:What is the purpose of the Giant Globe in there?
   A:You can see the location of everyone in your Room. Pretty amazing.

8. Q:What are the chances of entering <Insert room name> *NEW*
   A:Fire, Water, Grass and Electric have a 22% chance, each. The Mew
room have now a 12% chance.

9. Question by Colby Blair" <project45x@yahoo.com>
   Q: I tried to play the plaza games but when I join and it counts down
to 00 It drops me everytime. Any clue what's wrong?
   A: First of all, thank you for that question. I guess you are the 
only player and as you have read above all games require at least 2
members for it to run. If you are still experiencing it, mail me
again. This happens frequently on the Mew Room because it has the lowest
chance of being entered.

10. Question by a letter sender, Benny Mcshane *NEW*
    Q: Is there a city or town where there are higher chances of getting a
Mew room?
    A: Whether the city or town you are talking about is in real life or
in-game. Mew Room chances remain the same.

11. Question by Saint Cat *NEW*
Q: I'm searching the whole web for an answer but i  was not able to find any.
Is it maybe possible to choose wich avatar my Character will get as soon as
it enters the plaza? You know, some of the people there are dressed in 
other ways then others do 

A: You get to choose what avatar OTHER TRAINERS will see at the Oreburgh PC
find the man there what kind of trainer are you like. You can be an Ace 
Trainer, Bug Catcher or any other type of trainer. Only other trainers will
get to see your avatar and you will see yourself in your normal dress when 
you are offline. ( I've confirmed this using Wireless Play.) 
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                              IMPORTANT [WP14] 
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From Colby Blair: I'm usually in the water or fire room, never seen the others. 
As for the game issue, still going through it. 
It will say there's 2 or 3 players and 2 or 1 spots left. 
When the countdown reaches 00... still kicks me out and sometimes I'll see 2 
people appear in the fenced in area. Still no luck at all.

From: "Kiry Yamato" <kiryyamato@yahoo.com.au>
For me, when i enter a game or host one, they start as 
1 player, 3 spaces. then soon, some people come, changing it to 3 
players or more. = 3 players 1 space. but once it goes to 00.00
they say, starting game.. then kicks me out saying someone
dropped out, or you cannot join this game. This happens everytime.

From: "Lukino Angeloz" <zeladin567@yahoo.com>
Every time I enter i get kick out either cause no one enters or someone drops 
out. Even when there are 2-4 plays I still get kicked out. I manage to get in 
one game per 30 minutes. What do you think is the matter?


Ok then, let me get this clear. There aren't just these letter senders
but there are a lot more of them asking why. My THEORY is that Nintendo is
experiencing technical difficulties or it is just lesser people go to the
Wifi plaza not unlike today. Very unlikely but you still has the chance of
having "Disconnectors" in your rooms, meaning they Disconnect once the game
will start and causing you trouble.

I'll try to approach a Nintendo staff regarding this matter.

Note: This issue has been up since the 2nd half of April up to present.


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                      CONTACT DETAILS
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If you see any mistakes or errors in my FAQ or you would like to ask a 
question you can email me at gerard9077@yahoo.com, Your help will be greatly
appreciated. Your name will be included on my FAQ for every question or 
corrections you will say. 

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                 SPECIAL THANKS
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1. First of all thanks to God Almighty!
2. Thanks to me, of course!
3. And I'd say a very deep thank you from the bottom of my heart to you
for reading this!
4. Thank You also SBAllen and gamefaqs for hosting this FAQ.
5. http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net for the facts I needed.
6. Oh and thank on my mom who bought my computer.
7. "Chris" <crimsonartist270@yahoo.com>
8. kali@mpgdesign.ca [BIG THANKS!!!}
9. Ross Teixeira
10. Thanks to 'Kuya Iyo' for introducing me on gamefaqs!
11. Zachary Fiskin" <spearslinger@hotmail.com>
12. Joseph Paolo F. Mangrobang, Dave Morente and Gaius Eva! 

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