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''This article is about the [[Generation IV]] [[Pokémon games|games]]. For other uses, see [[Diamond and Pearl]].''
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{{Infobox game |colorscheme=diamond|bordercolorscheme=pearl
name = Pokémon Diamond and Pearl |
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|name=Pokémon Diamond Version
boxart = [[Image:Diamond-us.jpg|200px]][[Image:Pearl-us.jpg|200px]]|
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|name2=Pokémon Pearl Version
caption = Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions' boxart, featuring {{p|Dialga}} and {{p|Palkia}}. |
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|jname=ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド
category = RPG |
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|jname2=ポケットモンスター パール
players = 2-4 players simultaneous |
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|boxart=Diamond EN boxart.jpg
platform = [[Nintendo DS]] |
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|boxart2=Pearl EN boxart.jpg
Wi-Fi compatible = Yes |
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|caption=Pokémon Diamond Version's boxart, [[Game mascot|featuring]] {{p|Dialga}}
release_date_ja = September 28, 2006 |
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|caption2=Pokémon Pearl Version's boxart, [[Game mascot|featuring]] {{p|Palkia}}
release_date_au = June 21, 2007 |
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|jbox=Diamond JP boxart.png
release_date_eu = July 27, 2007<ref>http://www.nintendo-europe.com/NOE/en/GB/news/article.do?elementId=DK-gQHfSlatZXa1pJsBmTKyS35vdrsBS</ref>|
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|jbox2=Pearl JP boxart.png
release_date_na = April 22, 2007 |
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|jcaption=Boxart of Pocket Monsters Diamond
release_date_kr = February 14, 2008 |
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|jcaption2=Boxart of Pocket Monsters Pearl
publisher = [[Nintendo]]/[[The Pokémon Company]] |
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|platform=[[Nintendo DS]]
developer = [[Game Freak]] |
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|category=RPG
esrb = Everyone |
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|players=1-4 players simultaneous
staff = yes |
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|link_method=[[DS Wireless Communications|DS Wireless]], [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]], [[dual-slot mode]]
stafflink = Staff of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl |
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|developer=[[Game Freak]]
website_en = [http://pokemon-games.com/pokemondandp/ US Pokémon DP Site] |
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|publisher=[[Nintendo]]
website_ja = [http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/ds/dp/index.html ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド・パール] |
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|gen_series=[[Generation IV]] [[core series]]
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|release_date_ja=September 28, 2006<ref>[http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/ds/dp/ Pokémon.co.jp]</ref>
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|release_date_na=April 22, 2007<ref>[http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-diamond-version-and-pokemon-pearl-version/ Pokémon.com (US)]</ref>
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|release_date_au=June 21, 2007<ref>[http://gonintendo.com/?p=16729#more-16729 Go-Nintendo]</ref>
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|release_date_eu=July 27, 2007<ref>[http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-diamond-version-and-pokemon-pearl-version/ Pokémon.com (UK)]</ref>
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|release_date_kr=February 14, 2008<ref>[http://www.nintendo.co.kr/DS/soft/PokemonDP/main.php Nintendo of Korea]</ref>
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|release_date_tw=September 28, 2006
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|website_ja=[http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/ds/dp/ Pokémon.co.jp]<br>[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/adaj/ Nintendo.co.jp]
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|website_en=[http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-diamond-version-and-pokemon-pearl-version/ Pokémon.com (US)]<br>[http://www.pokemon.com/uk/pokemon-video-games/pokemon-diamond-version-and-pokemon-pearl-version/ Pokémon.com (UK)]<br>[https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/Sw8fLPiPMydfaiwZREgJ2N6Q-wwFePWC Nintendo.com (Diamond)]<br>[https://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/ANA0hHm9pZ9bCYJUbKSuTAo7G8uqJOHV Nintendo.com (Pearl)]<br>
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[http://pokemondiamondandpearl.nintendo-europe.com/enGB/ Nintendo-europe.com]<br>
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[https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-DS/Pokemon-Diamond-272354.html Nintendo.co.uk (Diamond)]<br>
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[https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-DS/Pokemon-Pearl-272431.html Nintendo.co.uk (Pearl)]
 
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'''Pokémon Diamond and Pearl''' are the first true Pokémon RPG games for the [[Nintendo DS]]. The games were released in Japan on September 28, 2006 and in North America on April 22, 2007. They take place in the region of [[Sinnoh]] and the player's starting area is [[Twinleaf Town]].
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{{StrategyWiki|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl}}
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'''Pokémon Diamond Version''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド''' ''Pocket Monsters Diamond'') and '''Pokémon Pearl Version''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスターパール''' ''Pocket Monsters Pearl'') are [[Nintendo DS]] games that are the first [[core series]] Pokémon games of [[Generation IV]]. The games were released in Japan on September 28, 2006, in North America on April 22, 2007, in Australia on June 21, 2007, and in Europe on July 27, 2007. They take place in the [[Sinnoh]] region.
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
At the start, the player sees a newscast about a sighting of a [[Alternate coloration|red]] {{p|Gyarados}}. They then head to their [[Pearl (game)|rival's]] house and go to [[Lake Verity]] with him to see if there are any similar Pokémon living in it. Once there, two {{p|Starly}} attack. Nearby is a briefcase containing [[Starter Pokémon|three Pokémon]] that the two choose from to fight off the {{type2|Flying}}. As is always the case, the rival takes the Pokémon that weakens the player's choice. The professor's assistant, who is the alternate-[[gender]] player character from the player, takes the remaining starter. After the Starly is defeated, the two return to Twinleaf Town with [[Professor Rowan]]'s briefcase. Back in Twinleaf Town the player's mother gives him or her running shoes and then the player leaves for Sandgem Town to return the briefcase. After meeting Professor Rowan, he gives the player the Pokémon they chose to keep and a Pokédex.
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When the game begins, the {{player}} watches a [[television|newscast]] about a sighting of a [[red Gyarados]] in [[Johto]]'s [[Lake of Rage]]. The player then heads to his or her best friend {{ga|Barry}}'s house and heads to [[Lake Verity]] with him to search for [[Legendary Pokémon]]. When they arrive, they notice [[Professor Rowan]] and his assistant ({{ga|Lucas}} or {{ga|Dawn}}, depending on the player's [[gender]]) discussing the professor's work and his search for something in the lake. The pair notice the player and hurry off, leaving behind a briefcase. As Barry approaches the briefcase, two wild {{p|Starly}} attack. The player and Barry open the briefcase, which contains [[Starter Pokémon|three Pokémon]] they must choose from to fight off the attacking Pokémon. Barry, who later becomes the rival, takes the Pokémon that has a type advantage over the player's choice. After the battle, the professor's assistant will briefly appear and comment that the Pokémon have been used before exiting with the briefcase. The player and Barry return to [[Twinleaf Town]]. Back in Twinleaf Town the player's mother gives him or her a pair of [[Running Shoes]] before the player leaves for [[Sandgem Town]]. When the player meets Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town, the professor gives the player the Pokémon chosen at the lake and a [[Pokédex]]. The player then sets off to explore Sinnoh and defeat [[Gym Leader]]s in order to advance further in the plot, challenge the [[Elite Four]], and become the {{pkmn|Champion}} of Sinnoh.
   
During the course of the game, there are many conflicts with the evil [[Team Galactic]] and their leader, [[Cyrus]]. When the power of {{p|Dialga}} or {{p|Palkia}} (depending on the version), summoned by Cyrus, begins to overwhelm Sinnoh, {{p|Uxie}}, {{p|Mesprit}} and {{p|Azelf}} appear and negate the power flow, and the player must catch or defeat the Legendary.
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During the course of the game, there are many conflicts with the evil [[Team Galactic]] and its leader, [[Cyrus]]. When the power of {{p|Dialga}}{{sup/4|D}} or {{p|Palkia}}{{sup/4|P}}, summoned by Cyrus, begins to overwhelm Sinnoh, {{p|Uxie}}, {{p|Mesprit}} and {{p|Azelf}} appear and negate the power flow, and the player is then forced into a battle with the [[Legendary Pokémon]].
   
==Connectivity==
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After the player defeats the Elite Four, there are further activities to pursue. These mainly concern the capture of previously unavailable Pokémon, extra features such as the Poké Radar, exploration of previously inaccessible places such as the [[Fight Area|Fight]], [[Survival Area|Survival]], and [[Resort Area]]s and the perfection of battle skills in the {{Gdis|Battle Tower|IV}}.
   
[[{{ns:6}}:Pokémon Pearl.jpg|right|thumb|Pokémon Pearl DS cartridge]]
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==Blurb==
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Welcome to the next [[Generation IV|generation]] of Pokémon!<br>As a rookie [[Pokémon Trainer]], you will need to catch, train and battle Pokémon on your journey to become the [[Pokémon Champion|Pokémon League Champion]]. You will face many challenges along the way, as you search for the Pokémon that rules time or space in Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version.
*Diamond and Pearl are compatible with the [[Generation III|Game Boy Advance Pokémon RPGs]] after seeing the first 150 Pokémon in the Sinnoh Dex. The GBA cartridge is inserted into the GBA slot of the Nintendo DS, while Diamond or Pearl is in its DS card slot to upload Pokémon.
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*Discover more than 100 new Pokémon in the [[Sinnoh]] region!
*Pokémon uploads are restricted to six per 24-hour period per GBA cartridge, and the player will have to re-capture such transferred Pokémon in [[Pal Park]] located at the end of [[Route 221]] before transferring from another GBA game. Pokémon knowing any of the [[Generation III]] [[HM]] [[move]]s ({{m|Cut}}, {{m|Fly}}, {{m|Surf}}, {{m|Strength}}, {{m|Flash}}, {{m|Rock Smash}}, {{m|Waterfall}}, and {{m|Dive}}) cannot be transferred, therefore, it is necessary to go to the [[Move Deleter]] in [[Fuchsia City]] or [[Lilycove City]] to remove them before transfer.
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*Meet goals and earn the ability to import Pokémon from your GBA [[core series|version]]s!
*The player cannot transfer any of the Pokémon back to the GBA cartridge once they are transferred to their Diamond/Pearl copy; the transfer is permanent.
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*Battle and trade with your friends around the world using [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]]!
*While a GBA game is in the DS, [[dual-slot mode]] activates and it becomes possible to capture Pokémon in the wild in Sinnoh that do not natively appear, though this may only happen after the [[National Dex]] is obtained.
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*Watch as day turns to night with the return of the real-time clock feature!
*The DS's native support for Wi-Fi is employed, allowing players to trade, battle and communicate using "voice chat" online.
 
*Diamond and Pearl feature Wi-Fi connectivity to [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]], much as their predecessors connected to the [[Nintendo 64]] and [[GameCube]].
 
*Diamond and Pearl feature a global trading system, which allows trainers to search for any Pokémon they want, or put up one of their own Pokémon for trade for any Pokémon. Players of other games can search for the Pokémon that others have put onto the [[Global Trade Station]].
 
*Diamond and Pearl feature connectivity to [[Pokémon Ranger]]. By completing a special mission in Ranger, a Manaphy [[Pokémon egg|Egg]] can be sent from Ranger to Diamond or Pearl, where it can be hatched into the legendary Pokémon, {{p|Manaphy}}.
 
*Diamond and Pearl also feature connection to the [[Wii|WiiWare]] title [[My Pokémon Ranch]], in which Pokémon can be raised in a farm-like environment.
 
   
 
==Features==
 
==Features==
The day-night system first appearing in [[Pokémon Gold and Silver]] returns, with the same three [[time]] periods, but better transitioning between them. A new multifunction device called the [[Pokétch]], short for Pokémon Tech (which means the long name is Poket Monsters Technology), is also introduced. The [[Pokémon professor|regional Professor]]'s name is [[Professor Rowan]], after [[wp:Rowan|a tree]] like the others, and he allows the player and his or her rival to keep the [[starter Pokémon]] they used against attacking wild Pokémon at the beginning of the game.
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The day-night system first appearing in [[Generation II]] returns, with the same three [[time]] periods, but better transitioning between them. A new multifunction device called the [[Pokétch]], short for Pokémon Watch, is also introduced. The regional {{pkmn|Professor}}'s name is [[Professor Rowan]], after [[wp:Rowan|a tree]] like the others, and he allows the player and his or her rival to keep the [[starter Pokémon]] they used against attacking wild Pokémon at the beginning of the game.
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A new battle system is used for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. In this new battle system, attacks are declared either physical or special by how the attack itself operates, i.e. whether the attack touches the enemy or not, instead of the attack type, as was previously the case. For example, {{m|ThunderPunch}} is now [[physical move|physical]] and {{m|Hyper Beam}} is now [[special move|special]]. This was initially highly controversial with fans of the series, as it was considered to "waste" some of the Pokémon that were more powerful in [[Generation III]], like {{p|Blaziken}} and {{p|Sceptile}}, though it now allows for a more versatile set of moves to be viable for these Pokémon.
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Though it was reported initially that the games would feature {{t|Dark}}/{{t|Psychic}}/{{t|Fighting}} starters, this is not the case. The games retain the starters in the type trio of previous generations, {{t|Grass}}/{{t|Fire}}/{{t|Water}}, this time being {{p|Turtwig}}, {{p|Chimchar}}, and {{p|Piplup}}, respectively.
   
A new battle system is used for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. In this new battle system, attacks are declared either physical or special by how the attack itself operates, i.e. whether the attack touches the enemy or not, instead of the attack type, as was previously the case. For example, {{m|ThunderPunch}} is now [[Stat#Attack|physical]] and {{m|Hyper Beam}} turns into [[Stat#Special Attack|special]]. This has been highly controversial with fans of the series, as it is considered to be "wasting" some strong Pokémon from previous generations, such as {{p|Blaziken}} and {{p|Sceptile}}, while other fans of the series hail this change as "more realistic".
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===Wi-Fi===
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The DS's native support for Wi-Fi is employed, allowing players to trade, battle and communicate using "voice chat" online. This feature is no longer supported as of [http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/en/games-wifi.jsp May 20, 2014].
   
Though it was reported that the games would feature {{t|Dark}}/{{t|Psychic}}/{{t|Fighting}} starters, this has been debunked. The games retain the starters in the type trio of previous generations, {{t|Grass}}/{{t|Fire}}/{{t|Water}}, this time being {{p|Turtwig}}, {{p|Chimchar}}, and {{p|Piplup}}, respectively.
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===GTS===
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The [[Global Trade System]] or GTS is introduced, allowing Trainers to search for any Pokémon they want, or put up one of their own Pokémon for trade for any Pokémon. Players of other games can search for the Pokémon that others have put onto the GTS. This feature is no longer supported as of [http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/en/games-wifi.jsp May 20, 2014].
   
 
===Contests===
 
===Contests===
 
{{main|Pokémon Super Contest}}
 
{{main|Pokémon Super Contest}}
In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a significant amount of changes have been made to the Pokémon contests, now known as Super Contests.
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In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a significant amount of changes have been made to the [[Pokémon Contest]]s introduced in [[Generation III]], now known as Pokémon Super Contests.
   
Instead of making [[Pokéblock]]s with berries, berry-flavored muffins called [[Poffin]] are made. This is done in [[Hearthome City]], though not within the contest hall, instead it is done at the Poffin House, which is near the Pokémon Center in Hearthome. Using the DS's touchscreen, players must stir the Poffin as directed by arrows that appear.
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Instead of making [[Pokéblock]]s with {{Berries}}, Berry-flavored muffins called [[Poffin]]s are made. This is done in [[Hearthome City]], though not within the [[Contest Hall|Super Contest Hall]], instead it is done at the [[Poffin House]]. Using the [[Nintendo DS]]'s {{wp|Stylus (computing)|stylus pen}}, players must stir the Poffin mixture as directed by arrows that appear. Before the player enters his or her first Super Contest, [[Jordan]] gives the player a Mild Poffin that improves all five [[Contest condition|condition stats]].
   
The first round of the contests themselves is similar to the first round in Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald, but instead of relying solely on contest stats, Pokémon must be dressed up using [[accessories]] with the stylus within a time limit. Each particular contest will require different accessories, and higher ranks may require more to be put on the Pokémon.
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The first round, known as the [[Visual Competition]], is similar to the first round in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, but instead of relying solely on condition stats, Pokémon must be dressed up using [[Accessory|Accessories]] with the stylus within a time limit. Each particular Contest will require different Accessories, and higher {{OBP|rank|Contest}}s may require more to be put on the Pokémon.
   
The second round is a dancing round, using buttons on the touch screen to either perform a dance that the others will find hard to mimic (if the player's Pokémon is the main dancer) or to copy the lead Pokémon's dance moves. Each Pokémon gets a turn at being the leader, and the leader must try to dance in time with the music, and so, obviously, so do the background dancers. The ABXY buttons will also work.
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The second round is the [[Dance Competition]], using buttons on the touch screen to either perform a dance that the others will find hard to mimic (if the player's Pokémon is the lead dancer) or to copy the lead Pokémon's dance moves. Each Pokémon gets a turn at being the leader, and the leader must try to dance in time with the music, and do the background dancers. The A, B, X, and Y buttons also work.
   
The third round is very similar to the appeals round in Generation III, and the main difference is that there are three judges. A Pokémon will get more points if it is the only Pokémon to perform for a particular judge, less if another one appeals for that judge and so on. The crowd system is still in place, but this time, each judge has a different meter, making it both potentially risky and potentially rewarding to appeal to a judge that all of the other Pokémon are appealing to. In addition, Pokémon will recieve bonus points for appeals regardless of the impression on the judge, and points are not added simply for raising a judge's "voltage."
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The third round is very similar to the appeals round in Generation III, and the main difference is that there are three [[Contest Judge]]s and only four turns to [[appeal]], rather than one judge and five turns to appeal. A Pokémon will get more points if it is the only Pokémon to perform for a particular judge, less if another one appeals for that judge and so on. The crowd system is still in place, but this time, each judge has a different meter, making it both potentially risky and potentially rewarding to appeal to a judge that all of the other Pokémon are appealing to. In addition, Pokémon will receive bonus points for appeals regardless of the impression on the judge, and points are not added simply for raising a judge's "voltage."
   
===New gyms===
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===Gyms===
As is always the case, there are eight new [[Pokémon Gym]]s in Sinnoh, each with their own type affiliation. The new [[Gym Leader]]s are [[Roark]] ({{t|Rock}}), [[Gardenia]] ({{t|Grass}}), [[Maylene]] ({{t|Fighting}}), [[Crasher Wake]] ({{t|Water}}), [[Fantina]] ({{t|Ghost}}), [[Byron]] ({{t|Steel}}), [[Candice]] ({{t|Ice}}) and [[Volkner]] ({{t|Electric}}).
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As is always the case, there are eight new [[Gym]]s in Sinnoh, each with their own [[Type expert|type affiliation]]. The new [[Gym Leader]]s are [[Roark]] ({{t|Rock}}), [[Gardenia]] ({{t|Grass}}), [[Maylene]] ({{t|Fighting}}), [[Crasher Wake]] ({{t|Water}}), [[Fantina]] ({{t|Ghost}}), [[Byron]] ({{t|Steel}}), [[Candice]] ({{t|Ice}}) and [[Volkner]] ({{t|Electric}}).
   
 
===Elite Four===
 
===Elite Four===
The new [[Elite Four]] is located at the [[Pokémon League (Sinnoh)|Pokémon League]]. The Elite trainers are [[Aaron (Elite Four)|Aaron]] ({{t|Bug}}), [[Bertha]] ({{t|Ground}}), [[Flint (Elite Four)|Flint]] ({{t|Fire}}) and [[Lucian]] ({{t|Psychic}}); the [[Champion]] is [[Cynthia]], who has Pokémon of mixed types.
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The new [[Elite Four]] is located at the [[Pokémon League (Sinnoh)|Pokémon League]]. The Elite Trainers are {{EF|Aaron}} ({{t|Bug}}), [[Bertha]] ({{t|Ground}}), {{EF|Flint}} ({{t|Fire}}) and [[Lucian]] ({{t|Psychic}}); the {{pkmn|Champion}} is [[Cynthia]], who has Pokémon of multiple types.
   
 
===New Pokémon===
 
===New Pokémon===
:: ''See [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Dex number]] and [[List of Pokémon by National Dex number]]''
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:: ''See [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number]] and [[List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number]]''
 
As the first [[Generation IV]] games, Diamond and Pearl were the first sightings of 107 new Pokémon, bringing the total amount to 493.
 
As the first [[Generation IV]] games, Diamond and Pearl were the first sightings of 107 new Pokémon, bringing the total amount to 493.
   
The new Pokémon began being unveiled in 2004, with the release of ''[[Destiny Deoxys]]'' in Japan, where {{p|Munchlax}} was revealed.
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The new Pokémon began being unveiled in 2004, with the release of ''[[M07|Destiny Deoxys]]'' in Japan, where {{p|Munchlax}} was revealed.
   
[[:Category:Generation IV Pokémon|Fourth-generation Pokémon]] continued being unveiled in 2005, with the Japanese release of ''[[Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]''. The movie featured {{p|Lucario}}, {{p|Bonsly}}, {{p|Mime Jr.}} and {{p|Weavile}}.
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{{cat|Generation IV Pokémon|Fourth-generation Pokémon}} continued being unveiled in 2005, with the Japanese release of ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]''. The movie featured {{p|Lucario}}, {{p|Bonsly}}, {{p|Mime Jr.}} and {{p|Weavile}}.
   
2006 was crunch time for the fourth generation. The ninth movie, ''[[Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]'', featured {{p|Manaphy}}, {{p|Mantyke}}, {{p|Buizel}} and {{p|Chatot}}, and {{p|Dialga}} and {{p|Palkia}} were soon confirmed to be on the two games' [[:Category:Version mascots|boxart]]. On September 27, all 107 of the new Pokémon's menu icons were revealed on [[Filb.de]].
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2006 was crunch time for the fourth generation. The ninth movie, ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]'', featured {{p|Manaphy}}, {{p|Mantyke}}, {{p|Buizel}} and {{p|Chatot}}, and {{p|Dialga}} and {{p|Palkia}} were soon confirmed to be on the two games' [[Game mascot|boxart]]. On September 27, all 107 of the new Pokémon's menu icons were revealed on [[Filb.de]].
   
 
During the week that followed the games' Japanese release, [[Serebii.net]] featured a "Discovery Trench" that revealed the names and stats of many of the previously-unknown Pokémon to the general public.
 
During the week that followed the games' Japanese release, [[Serebii.net]] featured a "Discovery Trench" that revealed the names and stats of many of the previously-unknown Pokémon to the general public.
   
====[[Version-exclusive Pokémon|Version exclusives]]====
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====[[Game-exclusive Pokémon]]====
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The following Pokémon are only obtainable in one game of this pair. In order to obtain Pokémon exclusive to the other game of this pair, they must be traded either from that game or from another compatible game of [[Generation IV]] which has that Pokémon available. Alternatively, all Pokémon released prior to these games may be migrated from a [[Generation III]] game.
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| {{p|Seel}}, {{p|Dewgong}}, {{p|Scyther}}, {{p|Murkrow}}, {{p|Scizor}}, {{p|Larvitar}}, {{p|Pupitar}}, {{p|Tyranitar}}, {{p|Poochyena}}, {{p|Mightyena}}, {{p|Aron}}, {{p|Lairon}}, {{p|Aggron}}, {{p|Kecleon}}, {{p|Cranidos}}, {{p|Rampardos}}, {{p|Honchkrow}}, {{p|Stunky}}, {{p|Skuntank}}, {{p|Dialga}}
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| '''Pearl'''
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! Diamond
| {{p|Slowpoke}}, {{p|Slowbro}}, {{p|Pinsir}}, {{p|Slowking}}, {{p|Misdreavus}}, {{p|Houndour}}, {{p|Houndoom}}, {{p|Stantler}}, {{p|Spheal}}, {{p|Sealeo}}, {{p|Walrein}}, {{p|Bagon}}, {{p|Shelgon}}, {{p|Salamence}}, {{p|Shieldon}}, {{p|Bastiodon}}, {{p|Mismagius}}, {{p|Glameow}}, {{p|Purugly}}, {{p|Palkia}}
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{{Moveentrytm|086|Seel|1|Water}}
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{{Moveentrytm|087|Dewgong|2|Water|Ice}}
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{{Moveentrytm|123|Scyther|2|Bug|Flying}}
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{{Moveentrytm|198|Murkrow|2|Dark|Flying}}
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{{Moveentrytm|212|Scizor|2|Bug|Steel}}
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{{Moveentrytm|246|Larvitar|2|Rock|Ground}}
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{{Moveentrytm|247|Pupitar|2|Rock|Ground}}
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{{Moveentrytm|248|Tyranitar|2|Rock|Dark}}
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{{Moveentrytm|261|Poochyena|1|Dark}}
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{{Moveentrytm|262|Mightyena|1|Dark}}
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{{Moveentrytm|304|Aron|2|Steel|Rock}}
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{{Moveentrytm|305|Lairon|2|Steel|Rock}}
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{{Moveentrytm|306|Aggron|2|Steel|Rock}}
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{{Moveentrytm|352|Kecleon|1|Normal}}
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{{Moveentrytm|408|Cranidos|1|Rock}}
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{{Moveentrytm|409|Rampardos|1|Rock}}
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{{Moveentrytm|430|Honchkrow|2|Dark|Flying}}
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{{Moveentrytm|434|Stunky|2|Poison|Dark}}
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{{Moveentrytm|435|Skuntank|2|Poison|Dark}}
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{{Moveentrytm|483|Dialga|2|Steel|Dragon}}
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{{Moveentrytm|079|Slowpoke|2|Water|Psychic}}
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{{Moveentrytm|080|Slowbro|2|Water|Psychic}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|127|Pinsir|1|Bug}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|199|Slowking|2|Water|Psychic}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|200|Misdreavus|1|Ghost}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|228|Houndour|2|Dark|Fire}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|229|Houndoom|2|Dark|Fire}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|234|Stantler|1|Normal}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|363|Spheal|2|Ice|Water}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|364|Sealeo|2|Ice|Water}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|365|Walrein|2|Ice|Water}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|371|Bagon|1|Dragon}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|372|Shelgon|1|Dragon}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|373|Salamence|2|Dragon|Flying}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|410|Shieldon|2|Rock|Steel}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|411|Bastiodon|2|Rock|Steel}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|429|Mismagius|1|Ghost}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|431|Glameow|1|Normal}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|432|Purugly|1|Normal}}
  +
{{Moveentrytm|484|Palkia|2|Water|Dragon}}
  +
|}
  +
|}
 
|}
 
|}
   
  +
==Connectivity==
  +
Trading exists between Diamond and Pearl Versions through the [[Nintendo DS]]'s internal wireless connection. It connects to {{game|Platinum}}, {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}} in the same manner. {{pkmn|Egg}}s received from {{ga|Pokémon Ranger}} and its sequels are also sent through wireless. Diamond and Pearl also have the ability to connect to the {{wp|internet}} using [[Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection]], and can also connect to [[Wii]] consoles. Due to improvements in international linking, some {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} can have [[foreign Pokédex entries]].
   
===Nintendo Event exclusives===
+
Diamond and Pearl also maintain backward compatibility with the [[Generation III]] games; however, standard trading is not allowed. A player's Pokémon may be permanently transferred via [[Pal Park]], and some Pokémon that could previously not be caught can be found using the [[dual-slot mode]].
The following Pokémon are available only after obtaining certain items at a Nintendo sponsored event. As of this time, the only events to have been announced are for Darkrai: one in Japan, which coincided with the theatrical release of ''[[The Rise of Darkrai|Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai]]'' on July 14, 2007; and another in America, in Toys "R" Us stores on May 31 and June 1, 2008.
 
   
{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #999; border-collapse: collapse; background: white; margin: auto;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
+
Also, by connecting to the Wii with a Nintendo DS, players can copy their [[party]] Pokémon to their copy of [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]], as well as [[My Pokémon Ranch]]. However, only Diamond and Pearl are compatible with My Pokémon Ranch, while Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver are all compatible with Pokémon Battle Revolution.
|- style="background: #AAAAFF"
+
| {{p|Darkrai}}, {{p|Shaymin}}, {{p|Arceus}}
+
[[Generation IV]] is the first generation with regular Korean releases; every single main series game since Diamond and Pearl have been released in Korean. However, non-Korean versions of Generation IV games did not include a way to view Korean characters, and therefore Korean versions of any Generation IV game can't normally trade with any non-Korean game. If a Pokémon with a Korean name or Korean Trainer name was somehow traded to a non-Korean game, the data for their name would be converted to something else. In Diamond and Pearl, empty spaces were used in lieu of Korean characters. This was changed to dashes in Platinum&mdash;and subsequently HeartGold and SoulSilver&mdash;likely to prevent any issues that may come from a completely blank name.
|}
+
  +
The following features of these games which require access to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service are no longer supported, as of [http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/en/games-wifi.jsp May 20, 2014].
  +
* The DS's native support for Wi-Fi is employed, allowing players to trade, battle and communicate using "voice chat" online.
  +
* Diamond and Pearl feature a global trading system, the [[Global Terminal|Global Trade Station]], that allows Trainers to search for any Pokémon they want, or put up one of their own Pokémon for trade for any Pokémon. Players of other games can search for the Pokémon that others have put onto the [[Global Terminal|Global Trade Station]].
   
 
==Reception==
 
==Reception==
According to Famitsu, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl sold 1,586,360 units in the four days after its release. On December 27, 2006, it was announced that the two games combined became the first Nintendo DS games to hit five million units shipped.<ref>http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/2006/12/27/103,1167202517,65081,0,0.html</ref> Additionally, in the fortnight ending December 31, 2006, the number of units sold passed four million, according to Famitsu, the first Nintendo DS game to do so.<ref>http://www.famitsu.com/game/rank/top30/2007/01/11/120,1168503732,65421,0,0.html</ref>
+
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were critically well received, with [[Nintendo Power]] calling them "the ultimate Pokémon experience."<ref>[http://www.metacritic.com/game/ds/pokemon-diamond-version Pokémon Diamond Version for DS Reviews - Metacritic]</ref> The inclusion of Wi-Fi features and the voice chat feature were also praised. However, the games were criticized for their somewhat basic graphics, with {{wp|IGN}} commenting "if you're looking for impressive visuals you're not going to get them." Despite this, Diamond and Pearl received a "Great" score of 8.5/10 on the site.<ref>[http://www.ign.com/articles/2007/04/20/pokemon-diamond-review Pokémon Diamond Review - IGN]</ref> Gaming magazine {{wp|Famitsu}} gave them a score of 35 out of 40.<ref>[[n:Famitsu scores Diamond, Pearl|Famitsu scores Diamond, Pearl - Bulbanews]]</ref> Pokémon Diamond and Pearl hold a rating of 85.07%<ref>[http://www.gamerankings.com/ds/925601-pokemon-diamond-version/index.html Pokémon Diamond Version for DS - GameRankings]</ref> and 85.12%,<ref>[https://www.gamerankings.com/ds/925602-pokemon-pearl-version/index.html Pokémon Pearl Version for DS - GameRankings]</ref> respectively, on {{wp|GameRankings}}.
   
Sales of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl in Japan exceeded the five million mark in the 29th week of sales (April 9 - 15, 2007).<ref>Bulbanews: [[n:Diamond, Pearl sales cross 5 million mark in Japan|Diamond, Pearl sales cross 5 million mark in Japan]]</ref> In the United States, over 533,000 pre-orders were taken before release<ref>http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=11981</ref>, and one million copies were sold within five days. By the end of April 2007, the US release of Pokémon Diamond had sold approximately 1.045 million copies, and Pokémon Pearl had sold approximately 712 thousand copies.<ref>Bulbanews: [[n:NPD Group sales data for April 2007 revealed|NPD Group sales data for April 2007 revealed]]</ref>
+
===Sales===
  +
On December 27, 2006, it was announced that the two games combined became the first Nintendo DS games to hit five million units shipped.<ref>[https://www.famitsu.com/game/news/2006/12/27/103,1167202517,65081,0,0.html Pokémon Diamond and Pearl shipments exceed 5 million! - Famitsu.com] (Japanese)</ref> In the United States, over 533,000 pre-orders were taken before release,<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20070425074506/http://press.nintendo.com/articles.jsp?id=11981 Nintendo advises Pokémon fans: pre-orders top 500,000] (archive)</ref> and one million copies were sold within five days. By the end of April 2007, the US release of Pokémon Diamond had sold approximately 1.045 million copies, and Pokémon Pearl had sold approximately 712 thousand copies.<ref>[[n:NPD Group sales data for April 2007 revealed|NPD Group sales data for April 2007 revealed - Bulbanews]]</ref>
   
===Japanese sales===
+
In the fiscal year of their release, they sold 5.21 million units.<ref>[https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2007/070427e.pdf#page=6 Nintendo Co., Ltd. - Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2007]</ref> As of September 30, 2019, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have sold 17.67 million copies worldwide.<ref>[https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/ds.html Top Selling Title Sales Units - Nintendo DS Software]</ref>
: ''Source: [http://www.enterbrain.co.jp/ Enterbrain] via [http://www.famitsu.com/game/rank/top30/ ファミ通 ゲームソフト販売本数ランキング TOP30]
+
{| {{bluetable2|r}}
+
====Japanese sales====
|-
+
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl sold 1,588,734 units on their first week on the Japanese market, being 820,047 from Pokémon Diamond and 768,687 from Pokémon Pearl, with a {{wp|sell-through}} of 97.12% and 96.16% respectively. By December 29, 2013, the end of their 379th week, they had sold 5,825,505 copies, being 3,189,446 from Pokémon Diamond and 2,636,059 from Pokémon Pearl.
!
+
! Week ending
+
{|
! Units sold
+
|- style="vertical-align:top"
! Total units sold
+
|
|-
+
''Pokémon Diamond Version''
! 1
+
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border:3px solid #{{diamond color dark}}; background:#{{diamond color}}"
  +
! style="background:#{{diamond color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Week
  +
! style="background:#{{diamond color light}}" | Week ending
  +
! style="background:#{{diamond color light}}" | Ranking
  +
! style="background:#{{diamond color light}}" | Units sold
  +
! style="background:#{{diamond color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Total units sold
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 1
 
| October 1, 2006
 
| October 1, 2006
| 1,575,266
+
| 1st
| 1,575,266
+
| 820,047
|-
+
| 820,047
! 2
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 2
 
| October 8, 2006
 
| October 8, 2006
| 466,273
+
| 2nd
| 2,041,539
+
| 254,080
|-
+
| 1,074,127
! 3
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 3
 
| October 15, 2006
 
| October 15, 2006
| 275,494
+
| 1st
| 2,317,033
+
| 159,443
|-
+
| 1,233,570
! 4
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 4
 
| October 22, 2006
 
| October 22, 2006
| 231,979
+
| 1st
| 2,549,012
+
| 137,629
|-
+
| 1,371,199
! 5
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 5
 
| October 29, 2006
 
| October 29, 2006
| 203,214
+
| 2nd
| 2,752,226
+
| 127,011
|-
+
| 1,498,210
! 6
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 6
 
| November 5, 2006
 
| November 5, 2006
| 183,048
+
| 3rd
| 2,935,294
+
| 105,943
|-
+
| 1,604,152
! 7
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 7
 
| November 12, 2006
 
| November 12, 2006
| 124,738
+
| 2nd
| 3,060,032
+
| 78,744
|-
+
| 1,682,896
! 8
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 8
 
| November 19, 2006
 
| November 19, 2006
| 101,133
+
| 3rd
| 3,161,145
+
| 68,147
|-
+
| 1,751,043
! 9
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 9
 
| November 26, 2006
 
| November 26, 2006
| 110,946
+
| 5th
| 3,272,091
+
| 76,183
|-
+
| 1,827,226
! 10
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 10
 
| December 3, 2006
 
| December 3, 2006
| 100,215
+
| 7th
| 3,372,306
+
| 70,190
|-
+
| 1,897,417
! 11
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 11
 
| December 10, 2006
 
| December 10, 2006
| 151,036
+
| 3rd
| 3,523,342
+
| 98,859
|-
+
| 1,996,275
! 12
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 12
 
| December 17, 2006
 
| December 17, 2006
| 225,228
+
| 1st
| 3,748,570
+
| 123,573
|-
+
| 2,119,848
! 13
+
|- style="background:#fff"
| colspan="3" class="c bg2" | N/A
+
| 13
|-
+
| December 24, 2006
! 14
+
| 1st
  +
| 209,379
  +
| 2,329,227
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 14
 
| December 31, 2006
 
| December 31, 2006
| 554,245
+
| 7th
| 4,302,815
+
| 56,222
|-
+
| 2,385,449
! 15
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 15
 
| January 7, 2007
 
| January 7, 2007
| 214,274
+
| 8th
| 4,517,089
+
| 94,370
|-
+
| 2,479,819
! 16
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 16
 
| January 14, 2007
 
| January 14, 2007
| 58,725
+
| 9th
| 4,575,814
+
| 22,982
|-
+
| 2,502,801
! 17
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 17
 
| January 21, 2007
 
| January 21, 2007
| 49,050
+
| 17th
| 4,624,864
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 18
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 18
 
| January 28, 2007
 
| January 28, 2007
| 48,783
+
| 17th
| 4,673,647
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 19
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 19
 
| February 4, 2007
 
| February 4, 2007
| 45,467
+
| 17th
| 4,719,114
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 20
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 20
 
| February 11, 2007
 
| February 11, 2007
| 43,947
+
| 16th
| 4,763,061
+
| -
|-
+
| -<!--
! 21
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 21
 
| February 18, 2007
 
| February 18, 2007
| 39,553
+
| 20th
| 4,802,614
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 22
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 22
 
| February 25, 2007
 
| February 25, 2007
| 33,444
+
| 26th
| 4,836,058
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 23
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 23
 
| March 4, 2007
 
| March 4, 2007
| 33,470
+
| 20th
| 4,869,528
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 24
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 24
 
| March 11, 2007
 
| March 11, 2007
| 28,774
+
| 22nd
| 4,898,302
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 25
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 25
 
| March 18, 2007
 
| March 18, 2007
| 24,119
+
| 26th
| 4,922,421
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 26
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 26
 
| March 25, 2007
 
| March 25, 2007
| 27,440
+
| 23rd
| 4,949,861
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 27
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 27
 
| April 1, 2007
 
| April 1, 2007
| 24,641
+
| 31st
| 4,974,502
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 28
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 28
 
| April 8, 2007
 
| April 8, 2007
| 22,012
+
| 35th
| 4,996,514
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 29
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 29
 
| April 15, 2007
 
| April 15, 2007
| 18,874
+
| 32nd
| 5,015,388
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 30
+
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 30
 
| April 22, 2007
 
| April 22, 2007
| 20,342
+
| 33rd
| 5,035,730
+
| -
|-
+
| -
! 31
+
|- style="background:#fff"
| colspan="3" class="c bg2" | N/A
+
| 31
  +
| April 29, 2007
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 32
  +
| May 6, 2007
  +
| 23rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 33
  +
| May 13, 2007
  +
| 31st
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 34
  +
| May 20, 2007
  +
| 29th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 35
  +
| May 27, 2007
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 36
  +
| June 3, 2007
  +
| 34th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 37
  +
| June 10, 2007
  +
| 33rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 38
  +
| June 17, 2007
  +
| 30th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 39
  +
| June 24, 2007
  +
| 27th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 40
  +
| July 1, 2007
  +
| 32nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 41
  +
| July 8, 2007
  +
| 22nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 42
  +
| July 15, 2007
  +
| 18th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 43
  +
| July 22, 2007
  +
| 16th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 44
  +
| July 29, 2007
  +
| 28th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 45
  +
| August 5, 2007
  +
| 24th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 46
  +
| August 12, 2007
  +
| 28th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 47
  +
| August 19, 2007
  +
| 23rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 48
  +
| August 26, 2007
  +
| 29th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 49
  +
| September 2, 2007
  +
| 30th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 50
  +
| September 9, 2007
  +
| 32nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 51
  +
| September 16, 2007
  +
| 38th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 52
  +
| September 23, 2007
  +
| 47th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 54
  +
| October 7, 2007
  +
| 46th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 58
  +
| November 4, 2007
  +
| 50th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 59
  +
| November 11, 2007
  +
| 50th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 65
  +
| December 23, 2007
  +
| 50th
  +
| -
  +
| --->
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 66
  +
| December 30, 2007
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 2,939,405<!--
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 67
  +
| January 6, 2008
  +
| 47th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 68
  +
| January 13, 2008
  +
| 47th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 69
  +
| January 20, 2008
  +
| 45th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 70
  +
| January 27, 2008
  +
| 46th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 76
  +
| March 9, 2008
  +
| 46th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 77
  +
| March 16, 2008
  +
| 46th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 80
  +
| April 6, 2008
  +
| 46th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 81
  +
| April 13, 2008
  +
| 45th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 82
  +
| April 20, 2008
  +
| 33rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 83
  +
| April 27, 2008
  +
| 44th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 84
  +
| May 4, 2008
  +
| 39th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 85
  +
| May 11, 2008
  +
| 33rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 86
  +
| May 18, 2008
  +
| 31st
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 87
  +
| May 25, 2008
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 88
  +
| June 1, 2008
  +
| 45th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 89
  +
| June 8, 2008
  +
| 42nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 90
  +
| June 15, 2008
  +
| 30th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 91
  +
| June 22, 2008
  +
| 28th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 92
  +
| June 29, 2008
  +
| 47th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 93
  +
| July 6, 2008
  +
| 27th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 94
  +
| July 13, 2008
  +
| 29th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 95
  +
| July 20, 2008
  +
| 17th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 96
  +
| July 27, 2008
  +
| 28th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 97
  +
| August 3, 2008
  +
| 37th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 98
  +
| August 10, 2008
  +
| 43rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 99
  +
| August 17, 2008
  +
| 35th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 100
  +
| August 24, 2008
  +
| 41st
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 101
  +
| August 31, 2008
  +
| 48th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 102
  +
| September 7, 2008
  +
| 46th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 103
  +
| September 14, 2008
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 104
  +
| September 21, 2008
  +
| 32nd
  +
| -
  +
| --->
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 118
  +
| December 28, 2008
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 3,132,266
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 171
  +
| January 3, 2010
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 3,168,935
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 223
  +
| January 2, 2011
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 3,179,823
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 275
  +
| January 1, 2012
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 3,185,215
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 379
  +
| December 29, 2013
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 3,189,446
 
|-
 
|-
! 32
+
| style="background:#{{diamond color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" colspan="5" |
  +
|}
  +
|
  +
''Pokémon Pearl Version''
  +
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:center; border:3px solid #{{pearl color dark}}; background:#{{pearl color}}"
  +
! style="background:#{{pearl color light}}; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Week
  +
! style="background:#{{pearl color light}}" | Week ending
  +
! style="background:#{{pearl color light}}" | Ranking
  +
! style="background:#{{pearl color light}}" | Units sold
  +
! style="background:#{{pearl color light}}; {{roundytr|5px}}" | Total units sold
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 1
  +
| October 1, 2006
  +
| 2nd
  +
| 768,687
  +
| 768,687
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 2
  +
| October 8, 2006
  +
| 3rd
  +
| 212,193
  +
| 980,881
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 3
  +
| October 15, 2006
  +
| 3rd
  +
| 116,051
  +
| 1,096,932
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 4
  +
| October 22, 2006
  +
| 2nd
  +
| 94,350
  +
| 1,191,282
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 5
  +
| October 29, 2006
  +
| 4th
  +
| 85,530
  +
| 1,276,812
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 6
  +
| November 5, 2006
  +
| 5th
  +
| 81,604
  +
| 1,358,416
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 7
  +
| November 12, 2006
  +
| 4th
  +
| 65,574
  +
| 1,423,990
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 8
  +
| November 19, 2006
  +
| 4th
  +
| 57,627
  +
| 1,481,617
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 9
  +
| November 26, 2006
  +
| 6th
  +
| 58,158
  +
| 1,539,775
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 10
  +
| December 3, 2006
  +
| 11th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 11
  +
| December 10, 2006
  +
| 5th
  +
| 75,206
  +
| 1,669,367
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 12
  +
| December 17, 2006
  +
| 2nd
  +
| 97,409
  +
| 1,766,776
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 13
  +
| December 24, 2006
  +
| 3rd
  +
| 164,670
  +
| 1,931,445
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 14
  +
| December 31, 2006
  +
| 12th
  +
| -
  +
| 1,976,046
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 15
  +
| January 7, 2007
  +
| 10th
  +
| 78,398
  +
| 2,054,443
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 16
  +
| January 14, 2007
  +
| 13th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 17
  +
| January 21, 2007
  +
| 21st
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 18
  +
| January 28, 2007
  +
| 22nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 19
  +
| February 4, 2007
  +
| 21st
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 20
  +
| February 11, 2007
  +
| 19th
  +
| -
  +
| -<!--
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 21
  +
| February 18, 2007
  +
| 23rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 22
  +
| February 25, 2007
  +
| 31st
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 23
  +
| March 4, 2007
  +
| 27th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 24
  +
| March 11, 2007
  +
| 29th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 25
  +
| March 18, 2007
  +
| 33rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 26
  +
| March 25, 2007
  +
| 27th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 27
  +
| April 1, 2007
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 28
  +
| April 8, 2007
  +
| 38th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 29
  +
| April 15, 2007
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 30
  +
| April 22, 2007
  +
| 39th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 31
  +
| April 29, 2007
  +
| 41st
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 32
 
| May 6, 2007
 
| May 6, 2007
| 61,040
+
| 24th
| 5,096,770
+
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 33
  +
| May 13, 2007
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 34
  +
| May 20, 2007
  +
| 32nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 35
  +
| May 27, 2007
  +
| 40th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 36
  +
| June 3, 2007
  +
| 40th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 37
  +
| June 10, 2007
  +
| 37th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 38
  +
| June 17, 2007
  +
| 34th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 39
  +
| June 24, 2007
  +
| 34th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 40
  +
| July 1, 2007
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 41
  +
| July 8, 2007
  +
| 30th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 42
  +
| July 15, 2007
  +
| 23rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 43
  +
| July 22, 2007
  +
| 22nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 44
  +
| July 29, 2007
  +
| 33rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 45
  +
| August 5, 2007
  +
| 28th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 46
  +
| August 12, 2007
  +
| 32nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 47
  +
| August 19, 2007
  +
| 27th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 48
  +
| August 26, 2007
  +
| 34th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 49
  +
| September 2, 2007
  +
| 37th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 50
  +
| September 9, 2007
  +
| 37th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 51
  +
| September 16, 2007
  +
| 42nd
  +
| -
  +
| --->
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 66
  +
| December 30, 2007
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 2,433,003<!--
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 82
  +
| April 20, 2008
  +
| 43rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 84
  +
| May 4, 2008
  +
| 45th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 85
  +
| May 11, 2008
  +
| 36th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 86
  +
| May 18, 2008
  +
| 42nd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 87
  +
| May 25, 2008
  +
| 45th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 89
  +
| June 8, 2008
  +
| 46th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 90
  +
| June 15, 2008
  +
| 44th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 91
  +
| June 22, 2008
  +
| 34th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 93
  +
| July 6, 2008
  +
| 43rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 94
  +
| July 13, 2008
  +
| 39th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 95
  +
| July 20, 2008
  +
| 23rd
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 96
  +
| July 27, 2008
  +
| 35th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 97
  +
| August 3, 2008
  +
| 45th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 99
  +
| August 17, 2008
  +
| 48th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 103
  +
| September 14, 2008
  +
| 50th
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 104
  +
| September 21, 2008
  +
| 45th
  +
| -
  +
| --->
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 118
  +
| December 28, 2008
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 2,592,405
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 171
  +
| January 3, 2010
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 2,620,829
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 223
  +
| January 2, 2011
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 2,629,036
  +
|- style="background:#fff"
  +
| 379
  +
| December 29, 2013
  +
| -
  +
| -
  +
| 2,636,059
  +
|-
  +
| style="background:#{{pearl color light}}; {{roundybottom|5px}}" colspan="5" |
  +
|}
 
|}
 
|}
  +
  +
==Staff==
  +
{{main|Staff of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl}}
  +
  +
==Music==
  +
{{main|Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl: Super Music Collection}}
  +
  +
==Version history==
  +
{{Incomplete|section|Version history for other regions<br>Look up all legitimate and official revisions to list them in a version history}}
  +
===Japan===
  +
{| class="roundy" style="text-align:left; border: 3px solid #{{diamond color}}; background: #{{pearl color}}"
  +
! style="background: #{{pearl color light}}; text-align:center; {{roundytl|5px}}" | Version
  +
! style="background: #{{pearl color light}}; text-align:center;" | Changelog
  +
|- style="background:#FFF"
  +
| style="background:#FFF; text-align:center;" rowspan="1" | 1.0
  +
| Initial release
  +
|- style="background:#FFF;"
  +
| style="background:#FFF; text-align:center;" rowspan="1" | 1.1+ (???)
  +
|
  +
* The ability to open the [[menu]] in a [[Mystery Zone]] was disabled.
  +
|}
  +
  +
==Development cycle==
  +
{{main|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl beta}}
  +
  +
==Gallery==
  +
===Logos===
  +
<gallery>
  +
Diamond logo.png|English Diamond logo
  +
Pearl logo.png|English Pearl logo
  +
Pokemon Diamond Logo JP.png|Japanese Diamond logo
  +
Pokemon Pearl Logo JP.png|Japanese Pearl logo
  +
</gallery>
  +
===Title screens===
  +
<gallery>
  +
File:DiamondTitle.png|English Diamond title screen
  +
File:PearlTitle.png|English Pearl title screen
  +
File:Japanese DiamondTitle.png|Japanese Diamond title screen
  +
File:Japanese PearlTitle.png|Japanese Pearl title screen
  +
</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*Pokémon Diamond and Pearl contain many references to [[wp:Internet meme|Internet memes]] and [[wp:chatspeak|chatspeak]]. One of the main translators, [[Douglas Dinsdale]], is a member of the [[wp:Something Awful|Something Awful Forums]], hence all the net lingo. There are also multiple references to the Something Awful website and community scattered throughout the game, such as one Pokémon trainer announcing "[[wp:My Tank is Fight|My Pokémon is Fight!]]". "Noob" is also used several times, "Owned" is said by a [[Team Galactic|Galactic]] grunt and [[Buck]], and ROFL is available as a speech option. Perhaps coincidentally, [[Twinleaf Town]] shares its Japanese name with that of the original *chan imageboard, [[wp:Futaba Channel|2chan]].
+
* ''Pokémon Diamond'' is also the name of the famous bootleg of the Power Version of {{wp|Keitai Denjū Telefang}}, which was only released in Japan (along a Speed Version) a year after {{game|Gold and Silver|s}}. Unlike the real Pokémon Diamond, it was not paired with "Pokémon Pearl" but rather with ''Pokémon Jade'', the bootleg of Telefang's Speed Version.
*Diamond and Pearl are also the first main series Pokémon games not to have their storage media colored, and the first games in which the lab of the region's [[Pokémon professor]] is not in the player's hometown.
+
* Diamond and Pearl are the first games where:
*The Sinnoh region's starters are the first [[starter Pokémon]] which all gain a second type through evolution. Previously, two of Hoenn's starters had two types in their final forms, as did two of Kanto's, though one of Kanto's three had two types to begin with.
+
** The [[rival]]'s [[starter Pokémon]] is not at level 5 during the first rival battle.
*Diamond and Pearl are the first games where it is safe to trade between English and Japanese versions. An example is this is shown by the fact that Japanese Pokémon from the GTS do not harm foreign language versions, and in fact, several actually add their own foreign Pokédex entry when traded.
+
** The lab of the region's [[Pokémon Professor]] is not in the player's hometown.
*The leaders and Elite Four of Sinnoh don't always use Pokémon of their specialized type, mainly focusing on the use of moves that are of that type.
+
** All three starter Pokémon gain a second type through evolution and are utilized in the storyline.
* Diamond and Pearl are the second Pokémon games that require their saved data to be deleted before saving a new game, with the first being [[Pokémon Mystery Dungeon]].
+
** Old [[Save|saved data]] must be deleted before a new game can be saved, a first for the [[core series]].
* In-game data indicate that the games will be able to interact with games based in the [[Johto]] region, fueling speculation of [[Pokémon Gold and Silver remakes|remakes of the Generation II games]].
+
** A Pokémon that normally [[Evolution|evolves]] via [[Trade|trading]] may be caught in the wild, in this case; {{p|Steelix}}.
*Korean titles for the games are '''포켓몬스터DP 디아루가''' (''Pocket Monsters DP {{tt|Diaruga|Dialga}}'') for Diamond and '''포켓몬스터DP 펄기아''' (''Pocket Monsters DP {{tt|Peolgia|Palkia}}'') for Pearl.
+
* The English versions contain many [[List of references to popular culture in Pokémon|references]] to {{wp|Internet meme}}s and {{wp|chatspeak}}. This is possibly because the lead translator, [[Nob Ogasawara]], is a member of the {{wp|Something Awful|Something Awful Forums}}.
* Diamond and Pearl have the most [[Legendary Pokémon]] obtainable in-game, 9, and most overall, 14, of any Pokémon games.
+
* The leaders and {{DL|Elite Four|Sinnoh Elite Four|Elite Four}} of Sinnoh do not always use Pokémon of their specialized type. This problem was fixed in {{v2|Platinum}} with an [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number#Platinum expansion|expansion]] added to the Pokédex, although {{EF|Aaron}} still uses a {{p|Drapion}} in Platinum, despite being a {{type|Bug}} specialist.
  +
* The international versions of Diamond and Pearl are the first main Pokémon games to capitalize the names of proper nouns normally (e.g. [[Ultra Ball]] as opposed to ULTRA BALL). However, Pokémon names are still written in all capital letters.
  +
* Diamond and Pearl, along with the Japanese version of Platinum, are the most compatible Pokémon games, as they can connect with nineteen other games: all core series games of Generation III, IV, and V; the Pokémon Ranger games; {{g|Battle Revolution}}; and [[My Pokémon Ranch]].
  +
* Diamond and Pearl are the only core series games to introduce new Pokémon and [[List of Pokémon that do not appear in any regional Pokédex|not include them]] in the regional Pokédex.
  +
  +
===Typographical errors===
  +
* If a [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions|FireRed or LeafGreen]] cart is present in Slot 2 of the [[Nintendo DS]], the migration option in the [[main menu]] is incorrectly stated as "Migrate from Fire Red" or "Migrate from Leaf Green", with a space in the middle of the version names. This typo was fixed in {{game|Platinum}}, [[Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HeartGold, and SoulSilver]] by removing the space.
  +
* On the back cover of the Australian release of Pokémon Diamond, it states "...as you search for the Pokémon that rules ''space'' in Pokémon Diamond Version." This is an error, as it should say "...as you search for the Pokémon that rules ''time'' in Pokémon Diamond Version." This error is not present on the English boxart of other regions.
  +
* On page 5 the North American manual for Pearl, it is mentioned that "In order to catch all the Pokémon in the Sinnoh region, thus completing your Pokédex, you must trade with the ''Pokémon '''Pearl''' Version''" when it should say "with the ''Pokémon '''Diamond''' Version''". This error is not present in the Diamond manual, which correctly identifies the correct opposite game.
  +
  +
==In other languages==
  +
{{langtable|color={{diamond color}}|bordercolor={{pearl color light}}
  +
|ja={{tt|ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド・パール|Pocket Monsters Diamond ・ Pearl}}
  +
|zh_yue={{tt|精靈寶可夢 鑽石/珍珠|Jīnglìhng Pokémon Jyunsehk / Jānjyū}}
  +
|zh_cmn={{tt|精靈寶可夢 鑽石/珍珠<br>精灵宝可梦 钻石/珍珠|Jīnglíng Pokémon Zuànshí / Zhēnzhū}}
  +
|fr_ca=Pokémon Diamond and Perl{{tt|*|box and manual}}
  +
|fr_eu=Pokémon Version Diamant et Version Perle
  +
|de=Pokémon Diamant-Edition und Perl-Edition
  +
|it=Pokémon Versione Diamante e Versione Perla
  +
|ko={{tt|포켓몬스터DP 디아루가・펄기아|Pocket Monsters DP: Dialga ・ Palkia}}{{tt|*|Official Nintendo of Korea Korean-language version}}<br>{{tt|포켓몬스터 다이아몬드・펄|Pocket Monsters Daiamondeu ・ Peol}}{{tt|*|Daewon C.I.'s Japanese-language import version}}
  +
|es=Pokémon Edición Diamante y Edición Perla
  +
|pt=Pokémon Versão Diamante e Versão Pérola}}
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* Bulbanews: [[n:First Diamond, Pearl information revealed|First Diamond, Pearl information revealed]]
+
* {{Appendix|Diamond and Pearl walkthrough}}
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
<references />
+
* [http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/manuals/DS_Pokemon_Diamond.pdf Official PDF-file manual] for ''Pokémon Diamond Version'' <small>(English)</small>
  +
* [http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gameslist/manuals/DS_Pokemon_Pearl.pdf Official PDF-file manual] for ''Pokémon Pearl Version'' <small>(English)</small>
  +
  +
==References==
  +
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Latest revision as of 10:40, 27 January 2020

This article is about the Generation IV games. For other uses, see Diamond and Pearl.

Pokémon Diamond Version
ポケットモンスター ダイヤモンド
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Pokémon Diamond Version's boxart, featuring Dialga
Pokémon Pearl Version
ポケットモンスター パール
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Pokémon Pearl Version's boxart, featuring Palkia
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo DS
Category: RPG
Players: 1-4 players simultaneous
Connectivity: DS Wireless, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, dual-slot mode
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation IV core series
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E
ACB: PG
OFLC: PG
PEGI: 3
GRAC: ALL
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: September 28, 2006[1]
North America: April 22, 2007[2]
Australia: June 21, 2007[3]
Europe: July 27, 2007[4]
South Korea: February 14, 2008[5]
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: September 28, 2006
Websites
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
Nintendo.co.jp
English: Pokémon.com (US)
Pokémon.com (UK)
Nintendo.com (Diamond)
Nintendo.com (Pearl)

Nintendo-europe.com
Nintendo.co.uk (Diamond)
Nintendo.co.uk (Pearl)

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Boxart of Pocket Monsters Diamond
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Boxart of Pocket Monsters Pearl
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Pokémon Diamond Version (Japanese: ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド Pocket Monsters Diamond) and Pokémon Pearl Version (Japanese: ポケットモンスターパール Pocket Monsters Pearl) are Nintendo DS games that are the first core series Pokémon games of Generation IV. The games were released in Japan on September 28, 2006, in North America on April 22, 2007, in Australia on June 21, 2007, and in Europe on July 27, 2007. They take place in the Sinnoh region.

Plot

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When the game begins, the player watches a newscast about a sighting of a red Gyarados in Johto's Lake of Rage. The player then heads to his or her best friend Barry's house and heads to Lake Verity with him to search for Legendary Pokémon. When they arrive, they notice Professor Rowan and his assistant (Lucas or Dawn, depending on the player's gender) discussing the professor's work and his search for something in the lake. The pair notice the player and hurry off, leaving behind a briefcase. As Barry approaches the briefcase, two wild Starly attack. The player and Barry open the briefcase, which contains three Pokémon they must choose from to fight off the attacking Pokémon. Barry, who later becomes the rival, takes the Pokémon that has a type advantage over the player's choice. After the battle, the professor's assistant will briefly appear and comment that the Pokémon have been used before exiting with the briefcase. The player and Barry return to Twinleaf Town. Back in Twinleaf Town the player's mother gives him or her a pair of Running Shoes before the player leaves for Sandgem Town. When the player meets Professor Rowan in Sandgem Town, the professor gives the player the Pokémon chosen at the lake and a Pokédex. The player then sets off to explore Sinnoh and defeat Gym Leaders in order to advance further in the plot, challenge the Elite Four, and become the Champion of Sinnoh.

During the course of the game, there are many conflicts with the evil Team Galactic and its leader, Cyrus. When the power of DialgaD or PalkiaP, summoned by Cyrus, begins to overwhelm Sinnoh, Uxie, Mesprit and Azelf appear and negate the power flow, and the player is then forced into a battle with the Legendary Pokémon.

After the player defeats the Elite Four, there are further activities to pursue. These mainly concern the capture of previously unavailable Pokémon, extra features such as the Poké Radar, exploration of previously inaccessible places such as the Fight, Survival, and Resort Areas and the perfection of battle skills in the Battle Tower.

Blurb

Welcome to the next generation of Pokémon!
As a rookie Pokémon Trainer, you will need to catch, train and battle Pokémon on your journey to become the Pokémon League Champion. You will face many challenges along the way, as you search for the Pokémon that rules time or space in Pokémon Diamond Version or Pokémon Pearl Version.

  • Discover more than 100 new Pokémon in the Sinnoh region!
  • Meet goals and earn the ability to import Pokémon from your GBA versions!
  • Battle and trade with your friends around the world using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection!
  • Watch as day turns to night with the return of the real-time clock feature!

Features

The day-night system first appearing in Generation II returns, with the same three time periods, but better transitioning between them. A new multifunction device called the Pokétch, short for Pokémon Watch, is also introduced. The regional Professor's name is Professor Rowan, after a tree like the others, and he allows the player and his or her rival to keep the starter Pokémon they used against attacking wild Pokémon at the beginning of the game.

A new battle system is used for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. In this new battle system, attacks are declared either physical or special by how the attack itself operates, i.e. whether the attack touches the enemy or not, instead of the attack type, as was previously the case. For example, ThunderPunch is now physical and Hyper Beam is now special. This was initially highly controversial with fans of the series, as it was considered to "waste" some of the Pokémon that were more powerful in Generation III, like Blaziken and Sceptile, though it now allows for a more versatile set of moves to be viable for these Pokémon.

Though it was reported initially that the games would feature Dark/Psychic/Fighting starters, this is not the case. The games retain the starters in the type trio of previous generations, Grass/Fire/Water, this time being Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup, respectively.

Wi-Fi

The DS's native support for Wi-Fi is employed, allowing players to trade, battle and communicate using "voice chat" online. This feature is no longer supported as of May 20, 2014.

GTS

The Global Trade System or GTS is introduced, allowing Trainers to search for any Pokémon they want, or put up one of their own Pokémon for trade for any Pokémon. Players of other games can search for the Pokémon that others have put onto the GTS. This feature is no longer supported as of May 20, 2014.

Contests

Main article: Pokémon Super Contest

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, a significant amount of changes have been made to the Pokémon Contests introduced in Generation III, now known as Pokémon Super Contests.

Instead of making Pokéblocks with Berries, Berry-flavored muffins called Poffins are made. This is done in Hearthome City, though not within the Super Contest Hall, instead it is done at the Poffin House. Using the Nintendo DS's stylus pen, players must stir the Poffin mixture as directed by arrows that appear. Before the player enters his or her first Super Contest, Jordan gives the player a Mild Poffin that improves all five condition stats.

The first round, known as the Visual Competition, is similar to the first round in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, but instead of relying solely on condition stats, Pokémon must be dressed up using Accessories with the stylus within a time limit. Each particular Contest will require different Accessories, and higher ranks may require more to be put on the Pokémon.

The second round is the Dance Competition, using buttons on the touch screen to either perform a dance that the others will find hard to mimic (if the player's Pokémon is the lead dancer) or to copy the lead Pokémon's dance moves. Each Pokémon gets a turn at being the leader, and the leader must try to dance in time with the music, and do the background dancers. The A, B, X, and Y buttons also work.

The third round is very similar to the appeals round in Generation III, and the main difference is that there are three Contest Judges and only four turns to appeal, rather than one judge and five turns to appeal. A Pokémon will get more points if it is the only Pokémon to perform for a particular judge, less if another one appeals for that judge and so on. The crowd system is still in place, but this time, each judge has a different meter, making it both potentially risky and potentially rewarding to appeal to a judge that all of the other Pokémon are appealing to. In addition, Pokémon will receive bonus points for appeals regardless of the impression on the judge, and points are not added simply for raising a judge's "voltage."

Gyms

As is always the case, there are eight new Gyms in Sinnoh, each with their own type affiliation. The new Gym Leaders are Roark (Rock), Gardenia (Grass), Maylene (Fighting), Crasher Wake (Water), Fantina (Ghost), Byron (Steel), Candice (Ice) and Volkner (Electric).

Elite Four

The new Elite Four is located at the Pokémon League. The Elite Trainers are Aaron (Bug), Bertha (Ground), Flint (Fire) and Lucian (Psychic); the Champion is Cynthia, who has Pokémon of multiple types.

New Pokémon

See List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number and List of Pokémon by National Pokédex number

As the first Generation IV games, Diamond and Pearl were the first sightings of 107 new Pokémon, bringing the total amount to 493.

The new Pokémon began being unveiled in 2004, with the release of Destiny Deoxys in Japan, where Munchlax was revealed.

Fourth-generation Pokémon continued being unveiled in 2005, with the Japanese release of Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. The movie featured Lucario, Bonsly, Mime Jr. and Weavile.

2006 was crunch time for the fourth generation. The ninth movie, Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, featured Manaphy, Mantyke, Buizel and Chatot, and Dialga and Palkia were soon confirmed to be on the two games' boxart. On September 27, all 107 of the new Pokémon's menu icons were revealed on Filb.de.

During the week that followed the games' Japanese release, Serebii.net featured a "Discovery Trench" that revealed the names and stats of many of the previously-unknown Pokémon to the general public.

Game-exclusive Pokémon

The following Pokémon are only obtainable in one game of this pair. In order to obtain Pokémon exclusive to the other game of this pair, they must be traded either from that game or from another compatible game of Generation IV which has that Pokémon available. Alternatively, all Pokémon released prior to these games may be migrated from a Generation III game.

Diamond
086 086 Seel Water
087 087 Dewgong Water Ice
123 123 Scyther Bug Flying
198 198 Murkrow Dark Flying
212 212 Scizor Bug Steel
246 246 Larvitar Rock Ground
247 247 Pupitar Rock Ground
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark
261 261 Poochyena Dark
262 262 Mightyena Dark
304 304 Aron Steel Rock
305 305 Lairon Steel Rock
306 306 Aggron Steel Rock
352 352 Kecleon Normal
408 408 Cranidos Rock
409 409 Rampardos Rock
430 430 Honchkrow Dark Flying
434 434 Stunky Poison Dark
435 435 Skuntank Poison Dark
483 483 Dialga Steel Dragon
Pearl
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
127 127 Pinsir Bug
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
228 228 Houndour Dark Fire
229 229 Houndoom Dark Fire
234 234 Stantler Normal
363 363 Spheal Ice Water
364 364 Sealeo Ice Water
365 365 Walrein Ice Water
371 371 Bagon Dragon
372 372 Shelgon Dragon
373 373 Salamence Dragon Flying
410 410 Shieldon Rock Steel
411 411 Bastiodon Rock Steel
429 429 Mismagius Ghost
431 431 Glameow Normal
432 432 Purugly Normal
484 484 Palkia Water Dragon

Connectivity

Trading exists between Diamond and Pearl Versions through the Nintendo DS's internal wireless connection. It connects to Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver in the same manner. Eggs received from Pokémon Ranger and its sequels are also sent through wireless. Diamond and Pearl also have the ability to connect to the internet using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, and can also connect to Wii consoles. Due to improvements in international linking, some Pokémon can have foreign Pokédex entries.

Diamond and Pearl also maintain backward compatibility with the Generation III games; however, standard trading is not allowed. A player's Pokémon may be permanently transferred via Pal Park, and some Pokémon that could previously not be caught can be found using the dual-slot mode.

Also, by connecting to the Wii with a Nintendo DS, players can copy their party Pokémon to their copy of Pokémon Battle Revolution, as well as My Pokémon Ranch. However, only Diamond and Pearl are compatible with My Pokémon Ranch, while Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver are all compatible with Pokémon Battle Revolution.

Generation IV is the first generation with regular Korean releases; every single main series game since Diamond and Pearl have been released in Korean. However, non-Korean versions of Generation IV games did not include a way to view Korean characters, and therefore Korean versions of any Generation IV game can't normally trade with any non-Korean game. If a Pokémon with a Korean name or Korean Trainer name was somehow traded to a non-Korean game, the data for their name would be converted to something else. In Diamond and Pearl, empty spaces were used in lieu of Korean characters. This was changed to dashes in Platinum—and subsequently HeartGold and SoulSilver—likely to prevent any issues that may come from a completely blank name.

The following features of these games which require access to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Service are no longer supported, as of May 20, 2014.

  • The DS's native support for Wi-Fi is employed, allowing players to trade, battle and communicate using "voice chat" online.
  • Diamond and Pearl feature a global trading system, the Global Trade Station, that allows Trainers to search for any Pokémon they want, or put up one of their own Pokémon for trade for any Pokémon. Players of other games can search for the Pokémon that others have put onto the Global Trade Station.

Reception

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl were critically well received, with Nintendo Power calling them "the ultimate Pokémon experience."[6] The inclusion of Wi-Fi features and the voice chat feature were also praised. However, the games were criticized for their somewhat basic graphics, with IGN commenting "if you're looking for impressive visuals you're not going to get them." Despite this, Diamond and Pearl received a "Great" score of 8.5/10 on the site.[7] Gaming magazine Famitsu gave them a score of 35 out of 40.[8] Pokémon Diamond and Pearl hold a rating of 85.07%[9] and 85.12%,[10] respectively, on GameRankings.

Sales

On December 27, 2006, it was announced that the two games combined became the first Nintendo DS games to hit five million units shipped.[11] In the United States, over 533,000 pre-orders were taken before release,[12] and one million copies were sold within five days. By the end of April 2007, the US release of Pokémon Diamond had sold approximately 1.045 million copies, and Pokémon Pearl had sold approximately 712 thousand copies.[13]

In the fiscal year of their release, they sold 5.21 million units.[14] As of September 30, 2019, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have sold 17.67 million copies worldwide.[15]

Japanese sales

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl sold 1,588,734 units on their first week on the Japanese market, being 820,047 from Pokémon Diamond and 768,687 from Pokémon Pearl, with a sell-through of 97.12% and 96.16% respectively. By December 29, 2013, the end of their 379th week, they had sold 5,825,505 copies, being 3,189,446 from Pokémon Diamond and 2,636,059 from Pokémon Pearl.

Pokémon Diamond Version

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 October 1, 2006 1st 820,047 820,047
2 October 8, 2006 2nd 254,080 1,074,127
3 October 15, 2006 1st 159,443 1,233,570
4 October 22, 2006 1st 137,629 1,371,199
5 October 29, 2006 2nd 127,011 1,498,210
6 November 5, 2006 3rd 105,943 1,604,152
7 November 12, 2006 2nd 78,744 1,682,896
8 November 19, 2006 3rd 68,147 1,751,043
9 November 26, 2006 5th 76,183 1,827,226
10 December 3, 2006 7th 70,190 1,897,417
11 December 10, 2006 3rd 98,859 1,996,275
12 December 17, 2006 1st 123,573 2,119,848
13 December 24, 2006 1st 209,379 2,329,227
14 December 31, 2006 7th 56,222 2,385,449
15 January 7, 2007 8th 94,370 2,479,819
16 January 14, 2007 9th 22,982 2,502,801
17 January 21, 2007 17th - -
18 January 28, 2007 17th - -
19 February 4, 2007 17th - -
20 February 11, 2007 16th - -
66 December 30, 2007 - - 2,939,405
118 December 28, 2008 - - 3,132,266
171 January 3, 2010 - - 3,168,935
223 January 2, 2011 - - 3,179,823
275 January 1, 2012 - - 3,185,215
379 December 29, 2013 - - 3,189,446

Pokémon Pearl Version

Week Week ending Ranking Units sold Total units sold
1 October 1, 2006 2nd 768,687 768,687
2 October 8, 2006 3rd 212,193 980,881
3 October 15, 2006 3rd 116,051 1,096,932
4 October 22, 2006 2nd 94,350 1,191,282
5 October 29, 2006 4th 85,530 1,276,812
6 November 5, 2006 5th 81,604 1,358,416
7 November 12, 2006 4th 65,574 1,423,990
8 November 19, 2006 4th 57,627 1,481,617
9 November 26, 2006 6th 58,158 1,539,775
10 December 3, 2006 11th - -
11 December 10, 2006 5th 75,206 1,669,367
12 December 17, 2006 2nd 97,409 1,766,776
13 December 24, 2006 3rd 164,670 1,931,445
14 December 31, 2006 12th - 1,976,046
15 January 7, 2007 10th 78,398 2,054,443
16 January 14, 2007 13th - -
17 January 21, 2007 21st - -
18 January 28, 2007 22nd - -
19 February 4, 2007 21st - -
20 February 11, 2007 19th - -
66 December 30, 2007 - - 2,433,003
118 December 28, 2008 - - 2,592,405
171 January 3, 2010 - - 2,620,829
223 January 2, 2011 - - 2,629,036
379 December 29, 2013 - - 2,636,059

Staff

Main article: Staff of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Music

Main article: Pokémon Diamond & Pokémon Pearl: Super Music Collection

Version history

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Japan

Version Changelog
1.0 Initial release
1.1+ (???)

Development cycle

Main article: Pokémon Diamond and Pearl beta

Gallery

Logos

Title screens

Trivia

  • Pokémon Diamond is also the name of the famous bootleg of the Power Version of Keitai Denjū Telefang, which was only released in Japan (along a Speed Version) a year after Pokémon Gold and Silver. Unlike the real Pokémon Diamond, it was not paired with "Pokémon Pearl" but rather with Pokémon Jade, the bootleg of Telefang's Speed Version.
  • Diamond and Pearl are the first games where:
    • The rival's starter Pokémon is not at level 5 during the first rival battle.
    • The lab of the region's Pokémon Professor is not in the player's hometown.
    • All three starter Pokémon gain a second type through evolution and are utilized in the storyline.
    • Old saved data must be deleted before a new game can be saved, a first for the core series.
    • A Pokémon that normally evolves via trading may be caught in the wild, in this case; Steelix.
  • The English versions contain many references to Internet memes and chatspeak. This is possibly because the lead translator, Nob Ogasawara, is a member of the Something Awful Forums.
  • The leaders and Elite Four of Sinnoh do not always use Pokémon of their specialized type. This problem was fixed in Platinum with an expansion added to the Pokédex, although Aaron still uses a Drapion in Platinum, despite being a Bug-type specialist.
  • The international versions of Diamond and Pearl are the first main Pokémon games to capitalize the names of proper nouns normally (e.g. Ultra Ball as opposed to ULTRA BALL). However, Pokémon names are still written in all capital letters.
  • Diamond and Pearl, along with the Japanese version of Platinum, are the most compatible Pokémon games, as they can connect with nineteen other games: all core series games of Generation III, IV, and V; the Pokémon Ranger games; Pokémon Battle Revolution; and My Pokémon Ranch.
  • Diamond and Pearl are the only core series games to introduce new Pokémon and not include them in the regional Pokédex.

Typographical errors

  • If a FireRed or LeafGreen cart is present in Slot 2 of the Nintendo DS, the migration option in the main menu is incorrectly stated as "Migrate from Fire Red" or "Migrate from Leaf Green", with a space in the middle of the version names. This typo was fixed in Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver by removing the space.
  • On the back cover of the Australian release of Pokémon Diamond, it states "...as you search for the Pokémon that rules space in Pokémon Diamond Version." This is an error, as it should say "...as you search for the Pokémon that rules time in Pokémon Diamond Version." This error is not present on the English boxart of other regions.
  • On page 5 the North American manual for Pearl, it is mentioned that "In order to catch all the Pokémon in the Sinnoh region, thus completing your Pokédex, you must trade with the Pokémon Pearl Version" when it should say "with the Pokémon Diamond Version". This error is not present in the Diamond manual, which correctly identifies the correct opposite game.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド・パール
Chinese Cantonese 精靈寶可夢 鑽石/珍珠
Mandarin 精靈寶可夢 鑽石/珍珠
精灵宝可梦 钻石/珍珠
French Canada Flag.png Canada Pokémon Diamond and Perl*
France Flag.png Europe Pokémon Version Diamant et Version Perle
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Diamant-Edition und Perl-Edition
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Versione Diamante e Versione Perla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬스터DP 디아루가・펄기아*
포켓몬스터 다이아몬드・펄*
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Pokémon Versão Diamante e Versão Pérola
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Edición Diamante y Edición Perla

See also

External links

References



Generation I: Red & GreenBlue (JP)Red & BlueYellow
Generation II: Gold & SilverCrystal
Generation III: Ruby & SapphireFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV: Diamond & PearlPlatinumHeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V: Black & WhiteBlack 2 & White 2
Generation VI: X & YOmega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII: Sun & MoonUltra Sun & Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!‎
Generation VIII: Sword & Shield (Expansion Pass)
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