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==Japanese title screens==
 
{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; background: #{{sinnoh color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{sinnoh color}}"
 
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| style="background: #{{diamond color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{diamond color dark}}|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|Pokémon Diamond}}
 
| style="background: #{{pearl color light}};" | {{color2|{{pearl color dark}}|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|Pokémon Pearl}}
 
| style="background: #{{platinum color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{platinum color dark}}|Pokémon Platinum Version|Pokémon Platinum}}
 
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| width="14px" style="background: #{{diamond color}};" | [[File:Japanese DiamondTitle.png]]
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{pearl color}};" | [[File:Japanese PearlTitle.png]]
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{platinum color}};" | [[File:Japanese PlatinumTitle.png]]
 
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{| class="roundy" style="margin:auto; background: #{{johto color dark}}; border: 5px solid #{{johto color}}"
 
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| style="background: #{{heartgold color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | {{color2|{{heartgold color dark}}|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|Pokémon HeartGold}}
 
| style="background: #{{soulsilver color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | {{color2|{{soulsilver color dark}}|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|Pokémon SoulSilver}}
 
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| width="14px" style="background: #{{heartgold color}};" | [[File:Japanese HeartGoldTitle.png]]
 
| width="14px" style="background: #{{soulsilver color}};" | [[File:Japanese SoulSilverTitle.png]]
 
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Revision as of 10:05, 18 January 2013

Generation IV
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
Title screen of Pokémon SoulSilver Version
Debut En April 22, 2007
Jp September 28, 2006
Pokémon 493 (107 new)
Main games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Region introduced Sinnoh
Other RPGs HeartGold and SoulSilver
Contains remakes of Generation II
Battle arena games Battle Revolution
Storage games Ranch
End En March 4, 2011 (1412 days)
Jp September 18, 2010 (1451 days)

The fourth generation of Pokémon games, sometimes called the 3D generation by fans due to the fact that it contains the first main series (i.e. non-spinoff) games to use 3D graphics, is the fourth set of Pokémon games released.

Like Generation II followed from Generation I, Generation IV follows from Generation III, although it is unlike Generation II in that it is not a direct sequel (Hoenn is inaccessible in all Generation IV games). Like previous generations, Generation IV focuses on one main region across three games, the Sinnoh region featured in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum on the Nintendo DS, released in 2006 and 2008 (and 2007 and 2009 outside Japan). Also like Generation II, the Generation IV games retain much compatibility with their Generation III counterparts, though in a different manner, and introduce many new Pokémon which are related to those of the previous three generations.

Much like Generation III remade the Generation I games, the Generation II games also received much anticipated remakes in the form of HeartGold and SoulSilver, and through details revealed in the five main games, Generation IV is thus known to be contemporaneous with Generation II, occurring three years after Generation I and Generation III. Like all generations, the handheld games are joined by several games on the Wii, specifically, Pokémon Battle Revolution and My Pokémon Ranch.

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Trivia

  • Every player character in all Generation IV games has a Wii in his/her room, referencing its status as the current Nintendo console during the generation. Previously, in Generation III, Brendan and May had Nintendo GameCubes in their rooms, Red and Leaf had an NES, and Red in Generation I had a Super Nintendo.
  • Generation IV is the only generation that is compatible with the generations before and after it, as it can connect to Generation III games through Pal Park and Generation V games with the Poké Transfer.
  • Generation IV is the first generation where level 1 Pokémon are legally obtainable, outside of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.
  • Generation IV is, so far, the only generation to have all its games released in the spring in North America and in the fall in Japan.
  • Generation IV is the longest Pokémon generation in Japan, falling only 10 days short of being four years long.
  • Generation IV introduced the largest number of evolutions for Pokémon of previous generations.
  • Generation IV introduced the least amount of Pokémon that are unable to evolve, with a total of 5.
  • Generation IV introduced the largest number of legendary Pokémon, with 13*. Prior to the introduction of new forms for legendary Pokémon in Black 2 and White 2, Generation IV introduced the most form-changing legendary Pokémon, with 3.

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