Oak's Letter

Oak's Letter (Japanese: オーキドのてがみ Okido's Letter) is an event-exclusive Key Item available in Pokémon Platinum, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl.

Oak's Letter
Okido's Letter
Bag Oak's Letter Sprite.pngBag Oak's Letter BDSP Sprite.png
Oak's Letter
Artwork from Platinum
Introduced in Generation IV
Generation IV Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
Generation V Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items
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Generation VIII Bag Key Items HGSS pocket icon.png Key items (BDSP)

In Pokémon Platinum, it is the third of the four event items in the Sinnoh-based games, preceded in its distribution by the Secret Key and Member Card, and followed by the then-unreleased Azure Flute.

In the core series games


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When this item is received as an event and delivered by the deliveryman at the Poké Mart, the player will find Professor Oak waiting for them on their next visit to Route 224, at the northernmost, barren end of the route. He will explain to the player that the white rock there is present for a person to note what they are most thankful for, and upon inspection of it, the player will be able to enter their own note (via the same text input system as is used for Pokémon nicknames). After this has been done, the Seabreak Path will appear, and a Shaymin will come down from it before returning north to the Flower Paradise, where it can be caught at level 30.


Games Description
A letter from Prof. Oak. Written in it is a request for you to go to Rt. 224.
A letter from Professor Oak. Written in it is a request for you to go to Route 224.


Distribution in Platinum

Game Version Duration
Japanese Apr. 18 to May 11, 2009
North American Sep. 28 to Nov. 8, 2009
PAL Sep. 28 to Nov. 8, 2009

Wonder Card
オーキドのてがみ プレゼント
フレンドリィショップで うけとったら
かならず レポートを かこう!
シェイミにであう ほうほうは
かくにん してね!

Wonder Card  
Get Oak's Letter!
For more info on how to get Shaymin,
visit the official Pokémon website.
Be sure to save your game after you
pick up Oak's Letter at a
Poké Mart.

*Carte Miracle  
La Lettre Chen!
Rendez-vous sur le site Pokémon
officiel pour savoir comment obtenir
SHAYMIN. Allez tout d'abord récupérer
la Lettre Chen dans une Boutique
Pokémon, puis pensez à sauvegarder.

Eichs Brief ist eingetroffen!
Auf www.pokemon-platin.de erfährst
du wie du dir SHAYMIN holen kannst.
Vergiss nicht, deinen Spielstand zu
sichern, nachdem du Eichs Brief im Pokémon-Supermarkt abgeholt hast.

*Scheda Segreta  
Ecco la Lettera Oak!
Visita www.pokemon-platino.it per
ulteriori informazioni su come
ottenere SHAYMIN. Ricorda di salvare
il gioco dopo aver ritirato la Lettera
Oak in un Pokémon-Market.

*Tarj. misteriosta  
¡La Carta del Profesor Oak!
Para saber cómo obtener a SHAYMIN,
visita la página oficial de Pokémon.
Asegúrate de guardar la partida cuando
consigas la Carta del Profesor Oak
en la Tienda Pokémon.

Distribution in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Game Version Duration
Worldwide Feb. 27 to Mar. 27, 2022

Wonder Card

Oak's Letter Gift
Here's what you got:
Oak's Letter ×1

In the manga

Oak's Letter in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Platinum chapter

Oak's Letter first appeared in Dealing with Dragonite, under Marley's possession. It was featured again in Unplugging Rotom (Heat, Wash, Mow, Fan, Frost), where Marley used the instructions written on it by Professor Oak to find Shaymin on Route 224, so that she could ask it to help her in the final battle against Team Galactic. Full contents of the letter were later revealed in The Final Dimensional Duel X.


  • Even though the Shaymin residing at the Flower Paradise is caught from the wild, its status screen will always display it as having been met in a fateful encounter.
    • This is likely because only fateful encounter Shaymin can become Sky Forme and allow the player to receive the Gracidea in the first place.
  • Although Oak's Letter is present in the game data for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, the item was never distributed for those games by Nintendo.
  • Despite Oak's Letter only being distributed for Pokémon Platinum, the Wonder Card for the Pokémon 20th Anniversary Shaymin states that, "With a special letter, Shaymin could first be encountered in the Flower Paradise of Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl."
  • Marley will speak to the player differently with the Oak's Letter event activated.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大木博士的信件 Daaihmuhk Boksih-dīk Seungihn
Mandarin 大木博士的信 Dàmù Bóshì-de Xìn
  European French Lettre Chen
  German Eichs Brief
  Italian Lettera di Oak
  Korean 오박사의 편지 O-baksa-ui Pyeonji
  European Spanish Carta Pr Oak
  Vietnamese Thư của Giáo sư Okido

See also

Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

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Ash-GreninjaVivillon (Poké Ball Pattern)DiancieHoopa
Egg TicketEon TicketMysticTicketAuroraTicket
Old Sea MapMember CardOak's Letter
Enigma StoneLiberty PassDiscount CouponDynamax Crystal
Pokéwalker Routes
Yellow ForestWinner's PathSightseeingRallyAmity Meadow
C-Gear Skins

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