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Pokémon Platinum beta

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Pokémon Platinum, like other solitary versions of the core series games, contains less pre-release information because it is based on the previous paired versions of the generation. Likewise, few things changed in comparison to Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.



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Reason: Pre-release screenshots, whether officially available or taken from official video footage, of the other sprites (Giratina, etc.).
Garchomp's earlier sprite

A prototype front sprite of Garchomp can be seen in an early Japanese trailer for the game, titled Pocket Monsters: Platinum – Game Introduction Movie (Japanese: ポケットモンスタープラチナ:ゲーム紹介ムービー).[1]



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The Battle Park in Pokémon Platinum. Notice the lack of shadow and the updated environment.

The Battle Park from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remains present in the internal data of Pokémon Platinum. This indicates that the Battle Frontier was created some time after the development of Platinum started.

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An earlier sprite for Giratina's Origin Forme appeared in several pre-release screenshots. An unused animation frame for the final sprite has also been found in the internal data. Unused sets of sprites for Shaymin's Land Forme as well as prototype sprites for the items which change Rotom's forms are also present.

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Unused Land Forme Shaymin sprite Unused animation frame for the sprite of Alternate Forme Giratina Unused Origin Forme Giratina sprite Unused sprites for Rotom's form-changing items


In addition to Pokémon Platinum's exclusive tracks, all unused tracks found in the internal data of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are also present.


The unused items discovered in the internal data of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are also available in Pokémon Platinum, alongside its own set of exclusive items. However, two finalized and used items from Diamond and Pearl that have no use in Platinum still remain in the game's programming code.

Debugging features

Leftover dialogue within the internal data provides further details on how the game developers might have debugged the game. For instance, such text refers to features such as a Sound test and an option to modify the real-time clock (RTC).[2]


  1. ポケットモンスター プラチナ:ゲーム紹介ムービー
  2. veekun's English Pokémon Platinum text dump

Beta versions of Pokémon games
Generation I
Red and GreenYellow
Generation II
Gold and SilverCrystal
Generation III
Ruby and SapphireFireRed and LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV
Diamond and PearlPlatinumHeartGold and SoulSilver
Generation V
Black and WhiteBlack 2 and White 2
Generation VI
X and Y
Pocket Monsters RPGPokémon Picross

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