Pokémon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum: The Fast Bag Trick

A common criticism of Diamond and Pearl is their slow speed, and despite Platinum's improvements, even it isn't exempt from some tedium. Whether it's surfing, HP bar draining, or scrolling through an endless sea of items, there's plenty of things that slow these games right down.

Luckily, we can alleviate one of those problems!

The Method

Executing this trick is extremely simple. The one limitation is that it can't be used on the Berry or TM pockets.

  • Go to a pocket of your bag in D/P/Pt.
  • Press Select to move an item.
  • Hold the Up or Down button to scroll. Now you're moving extremely fast!
  • Press B to cancel moving items when you're at a spot where you want to be.
  • You did it!

With this simple trick, you can move much faster in your bag compared to normal. As a bonus, here's two audioless clips demonstrating the speed difference:

In Diamond and Pearl:

In Platinum:

Go forth, and speed up your menuing in Pokémon D/P/Pt!

  • Special thanks to Manic-Raichu for recording the clips used in this article. Check out their artwork!

Page originally published on 10th April 2021 at 04:37 UTC.
Page last updated on 21st October 2021 at 2:00 UTC - (updating link for Manic-Raichu.)