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Generation IV

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Generation IV is the fourth set of Pokémon games released. It consists of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Versions on the Nintendo DS and Pokémon Battle Revolution on the Wii.

Advances in gameplay

This generation is to Generation III as Generation II was to Generation I, being compatible with the GBA games by allowing players to transfer up to six Pokémon per cartridge ahead to Sinnoh every 24 hours. Additional advances are as follows:

Sinnoh starters

Though it was rumored that the Template:Type2/Template:Type2/Template:Type2 trio would be replaced instead with a Template:Type2/Template:Type2/Template:Type2 trio, that much proved to be false, and Diamond and Pearl's starters are the Grass-type Turtwig, the Fire-type Chimchar, and the Water-type Piplup.

Gym Leaders

Diamond/Pearl

# Leader Type
1 Roark Rock
2 Gardenia Grass
3 Maylene Fighting
4 Crasher Wake Water
5 Fantina Ghost
6 Byron Steel
7 Candice Ice
8 Volkner Electric


Platinum

# Leader Type
1 Roark Rock
2 Gardenia Grass
3 Fantina Ghost
4 Maylene Fighting
5 Crasher Wake Water
6 Byron Steel
7 Candice Ice
8 Volkner Electric


New abilities for old Pokémon

Some old Pokémon gain new abilities:

Other Generation IV games

Pokémon Battle Revolution features a Pokémon Stadium-like arena for battle, allowing Diamond and Pearl to link to it through wireless communications between the Nintendo DS and Wii, much like previous generations' games would link to Colosseum, XD, Stadium, and Stadium 2. Battle Revolution also features online battles with players around the world via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Many also hope for a remake of Pokémon Gold and Silver for the Nintendo DS, much as Pokémon Red and Green were remade for the Game Boy Advance as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen.

Pokémon Platinum is the third game to Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, like Pokémon Yellow, Pokémon Crystal and Pokémon Emerald of previous generations.

Trivia

  • It is currently the only generation in which Kanto is inaccessible.

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