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Diamond (Japanese: ダイヤモンド Diamond, abbreviated to ダイヤ Dia) is the eleventh main character of the manga series Pokémon Adventures and one of the male main characters for the Diamond & Pearl chapter.
Diamond is the stooge (boke) of the comedy duo, with his childhood friend Pearl playing the straight man. Despite appearing seemingly dopey and slow-witted when performing his role, he is actually very perceptive. His appearance is based on the male player character of Diamond and Pearl, Lucas. His name is often shortened to Dia, but is also called by his full name, Diamond, by Pearl when the latter is unusually serious.
Diamond is often apathetic and rarely not seen eating - even in dire situations, as was the case when he had a feast with his Pokémon while aboard a Team Galactic airship that was headed straight to their HQ. He shares these traits with his Pokémon, especially so with his Munchlax. While not fat, he is much less active and energetic when compared to Pearl or Platinum, as seen when Platinum mused that every morning since the trio began traveling together, Diamond would perpetually end up being the last to get up. However, he is always serious when it comes to food and is an expert at cooking Poffins. He also displays an ability to analyze the situation at hand - when something strikes him as illogical, he will attempt to make sense out of it. Diamond has a somewhat natural instinct to judge how a Pokémon feels and can be quite observant when something arouses his interest.
Diamond has a large amount of respect for Pearl and despite the latter's tendency to berate him aggressively, the two are as close as brothers. Diamond also has a not-so-small crush on Platinum, which he developed when they first met.
Diamond has changed a lot from the beginning of his journey with Pearl and Platinum. He was convinced by Pearl after the incident at Veilstone City to set aside their dream of becoming great comedians to protect Platinum until she finishes her journey. On Iron Island, he also received training from Riley in order to further his battling skills, which were lacking when compared to Pearl's and Platinum's.
Diamond grew up in Twinleaf Town with his mother where he enjoyed his favorite anime, Taurina Omega. His best friend was his neighbor Pearl, who he partnered up with to make a Comedy Pair after seeing two famous comedians at a show. He was also a fan of Red and owned puppets of his Pokémon.
Diamond in the Diamond & Pearl
Diamond first appeared at the New Generation Funny Grand Prix in Jubilife City, where he, along with Pearl, was awarded the Judges' Special Merit Prize. Upon leaving the Grand Prix with their prize, Diamond and Pearl bumped into Professor Rowan and his assistant, Mr. Berlitz, causing them accidentally switch envelops and, unknowingly, receive the mission to guard Platinum Berlitz on her journey to the top of Mt. Coronet, although they believed they were on a reality show and Platinum was the host.
In Oreburgh City
, Platinum decided to challenge gyms, and Diamond and Pearl helped her train, which helped build trust within the young trio. At the Valley Windworks
, met up with Mars
for the first time and defeated her with Diamond's emotion and kindness. After many different trials and crises together, they finally reached Mt. Coronet, but they soon discovered that the cavern they have entered would not lead to the summit, and therefore had to continued their journey on to the eastern side of Sinnoh.
In Hearthome City, Platinum decided to challenge a Super Contest. While Pearl helped Platinum practice, Diamond began cooking Poffins. When Platinum was about to quit the contest due to her being attacked by the other participants, Diamond cheered her up with a piece of pie, which allowed her to continue and win.
Afterward, the trio was attacked by Platinum's true bodyguards, Paka and Uji, who believed that Diamond and Pearl where kidnappers who had taken Platinum for ransom. Thankfully, they were saved by Fantina, who took them to the Lost Tower. Once Fantina deemed it save for them to leave, the trio went to the Solaceon Ruins, where they saved some Unown before heading back out on their journey.
In Veilstone City, Diamond and Pearl met up with Paka and Uji for real and had their first true battle with Team Galactic. During this battle, Diamond's Wig and Pearl's Monferno both evolved and Platinum's true identity was revealed to the two boys by Paka and Uji. However, before her real bodyguards had a chance to meet and explain things to the girl, they were banished into another dimension by Saturn. Once this happened, Diamond confessed to Pearl that he knew Platinum wasn't a reality TV host from the beginning, but he had kept it to himself because the misunderstanding was the thing that created and held together their friendship. The two then took an oath that they would protect her and keep their real identities a secret.
Later, following a seperation from Pearl at Lake Valor, an adventure in the Great Marsh and Platinum's gym challenge in Pastoria City, they met up with Cynthia at the Pokémon Mansion, and she helped them clear the group of Psyduck that were blocking Route 210. They encountered Cyrus again in Celestic Town when the man broke into the ruins that held Sinnoh's legend of the three lakes. After the showdown with the man, in which Diamond and Pearl had a huge argument that had nearly cost them the victory, the trio ended up in Hearthome once again and Platinum challenged Fantina, who turned out to be the gym leader of the Hearthome Gym.
After gaining a victory, the trio learned of Mr. Berlitz and Professor Rowan had disappeared. In order to find them, the trio went to Canalave City, where they mistook Byron as Mr. Berlitz and Professor Rowan's kidnapper. During the battle between the young trio and Byron, Diamond befriended Byron's Shieldon. After realizing the whole thing was a misunderstanding, Platinum finally learned of Dia and Pearl's true identity, and was completely horrified by the shocking news. However, after a horrible night full of nightmares, she decided to keep the boys as her companions and they resumed their journey with the new goal to stop Team Galactic's evil plans.
Diamond trying on his new jacket
The trio was then split up to defend the three lakes of Sinnoh and Diamond was assigned to go to Lake Verity. However, Byron didn't believe that Diamond was a strong enough battler and made him go through training with Riley on Iron Island. During this, he learned to overcome his weakness in speed.
Soon, Diamond was back in Jubilife City, where he saved the President of the Poketch Company from wild Lickitung, which evolved into a Lickilicky during the battle and joined Diamond's team. Afterwards, he arrived in Sandgem Town accidentally found himself in the Berlitz's Mansion and was mistaken as a thief by Platinum's butler, Sebastian, but this was quickly taken care of and explained. Before resuming his quest towards Lake Verity, he fought off a swarm of Yanmega that was sent by Team Galactic to attack Professor Rowan's Science Lab.
Diamond then made one last detour and returned home to find some winter clothes that his mom bought him, finding a note left by his mom telling him that she heading to Lake Verity to get some berries. Upon reading that, Diamond realized that his mother was in danger and rushes out of his house to the nearby lake, where he find his mother being held hostage by Mars.
Diamond and his Mom fought off Mars and Diamond went airborne on Drifblim. However, after Mesprit was awakened, he managed to sneak onto the Team Galactic Air Shuttle and found himself back in Veilstone City. There, he infiltrated the headquarters of Team Galactic by disguising himself as a Galactic Grunt and fought the mysterious Cloaked Grunt. He later was forced to sacrifice his Pokédex in order to free Mesprit but was reunited with Pearl and Platinum soon after.
The newly reunited trio then regrouped with Cynthia and headed to the Spear Pillar, where Diamond and Pearl split up with Platinum and Cynthia and time and space begins to distort. As the two boys began to fight Dialga and Palkia, they were ambushed by Cyrus, who commended them from for trying to stop him.
This angered Diamond, who then verbally attacked Cyrus by stating what he believed Time and Space were. Cyrus then had Dialga and Palkia attack the boys but the man had troubles controlling them as one of the Red Chains that had been used to control the Deities had been destroyed by the Gym Leaders. Platinum then returned and revealed that the way to defeat Cyrus was the power of balance and, when Cyrus' control over them wavered, the three released the Dragons from their constraints. The Dragons then used their powers to create a sphere that distort Cyrus within it. The three then celebrate with a fist bump.
All of Diamond's Pokémon nicknames come from a syllable from their Species name (Gonbe, Naetoru, Tatetopusu, Beroringa, and Manmu).
The official Chuang Yi release has their nicknames a shortened version of the Species name.
|| Lax ♂
| Lax (Japanese: べー Bē) was Diamond's first Pokémon and is often seen eating with him. He hides berries and other items in his fur. He is very rarely seen in battle but it spends most of the time eating or being comedic relief. He has an Impish nature and uses the ability Pickup.
His known attacks are Fling, Rollout, Lick and Tackle.
|| VS. Starly
|| Wig ♂
- Main article: Wig
Wig (Japanese: るー Rū) is first seen when Platinum lets him out of his Poké Ball, gives him a Pokédex for her bodyguards, and instructs him to give it to one of them. Matching the description, Wig chooses Diamond as its Trainer and gives him the Pokédex. Right after that, a flock of Starly appear and begin attacking the group, which results in the three starters fighting and defeating them. When Wig and the other starters are training in Eterna City for Platinum's Gym Battle with Gardenia, Cynthia walks past them and notices that the three Pokémon are about to evolve, which they do right after. He later evolves into a Torterra along with Chimhiko at Veilstone City. He has a Relaxed nature and has the ability Overgrow.
His known attacks are Absorb, Crunch, Earthquake, Giga Drain, Razor Leaf, Stealth Rock, Tackle, Withdraw and Wood Hammer.
|| VS. Starly
|| Don ♂
| Don (Japanese: ぷー Pū) originally was a Shieldon owned by Byron, who failed to befriend it. However, Diamond was able to and the gym leader decided to give it to the boy. He has the same gluttonious nature as Diamond and Lax, but to a lesser extent. During the showdown at the Galactic Veilstone Building, he took the blow of five separate attacks at the same time and evolved in the process. He has a Careful nature and possesses the ability Sturdy.
His known moves are Iron Head, Iron Tail and Metal Burst.
|| VS. Stunky
|| Ri ♂
| As a Lickitung, Ri (Japanese: りー Rī) came from Lake Valor, but followed the president of the Pokétch Company to Jubilife City, where he made havoc by stealing passerby's stuff. After his map was stolen, Diamond confronted him and he evolved while the two were in battle. Diamond soon caught him and he developed a strong loyalty to the young boy. His powerful tongue can fling Diamond up high or pick berries that are up high. He has the ability Own Tempo.
His known attacks are Dig, Power Whip, Rollout and Wring Out.
|| VS. Lickilicky
- In the Chuang Yi translations, Diamond's Munchlax has the same nickname as Red's Snorlax, as well as the same nature.
- In addition, Diamond and Red, both based upon the male player of the respective generations I (along with FRLG) and IV, started out with a Template:Type2 starter.
- Furthermore, both wear clothing that sport mostly red.
- Diamond has a connection to Mesprit due to his calm nature, Pearl and Platinum have similar connections to Azelf, and Uxie respectively.
- The only Pokémon that Diamond has ever been seen to catch on-screen is RĪ, while Wig, Don, and Moo were given to him. In addition, he thinks to himself that the Lickilicky he'd soon add to his team was his first capture, alluding that Lax was also given.
In other languages
||From the game, Pokémon Diamond.
||From the game, Pokémon Diamond.
||From the game, Pokémon Diamond.
||Transliteration of his Japanese name.