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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
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Developer(s) Game Freak
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s) Japan September 28, 2006
America April 22, 2007
Europe July 27, 2007
Genre(s) RPG
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone Everyone
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Media Nintendo DS card
Preceded by Pokémon Emerald
Followed by Pokémon Platinum
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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are a pair of Pokémon RPGs from Nintendo. They are for the Nintendo DS, and were released on September 28, 2006 in Japan. It was releasaed on April 22, 2007 in America.

The game takes place in Sinnoh, which is based on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. The new criminals are Team Galactic. The game will feature an updated day/night system, as well as Pokémon contests, the Battle Tower, a Pokétch device, and wi-fi abilities.

You can battle and trade using the Wi-Fi connection. Diamond and Pearl is also be able to connect to the Wii game Pokémon Battle Revolution, where you are able to trade Pokémon from Diamond and Pearl to Battle Revolution and vica versa.

Also, you are able to transfer Pokémon from previous Game Boy Advance games onto Diamond and Pearl after reaching a certain point in the game. You must have the GBA game in the GBA slot of the Nintendo DS to do this.

The starter PokemonEdit

As in every Pokémon game (with the exception of Yellow), you must choose one of three pre-selected Pokémon to be with you in your party. The three new Pokémon this time around are Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup. The starters then evolve respectively into Grotle, Monferno, and Prinplup. The final evolutions are Torterra, Infernape, and Empoleon.

SalesEdit

Once it was released in Japan on September 28, 2006, it was the fastest selling Nintendo DS video game to date, and has since been the best selling Pokémon game in Japan, selling a whopping 5 million copies in a few months.

Additionally, in preparation for the game to arrive, Sales on previous Pokemon Game Boy Advance games has boosted.

ReceptionEdit

The reception was very good. From Ign.com, who awarded it a 8.5 out of 10 to Gamespot.com who gave it another 8.5 out of 10, it was greatly liked. When reviewers fell in love, the public followed. All users adored the game. Many of this great reception is by the touch screen interactions, better and smarter A.I. in battles, improved graphics and a great Lasting Appeal. Also, it's just because of the length or 40 hours.

RemakeEdit

Pokémon Platinum is an enhanced remake of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. It has a few new upgrades and Battle Frontier has returned. It has the Pokémon Giratina as its mascot. It also had a few minor changes like meeting Cyrus in the beginning of the game and newer forms for Rotom, Shaymin, and Giratina.

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