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:''This article is about the [[main series]] game. For the [[Pokémon Adventures]] character, see {{adv|Platinum}}. For the Trading Card Game expansion, see [[Platinum (TCG)]].''
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name = Pokémon Platinum Version |
boxart = [[Image:Platinum-box.png|200px]]|
caption = Pokémon Platinum's logo|
caption = Pokémon Platinum's boxart featuring {{p|Giratina}}'s [[Giratina_(Pokémon)#Physiology|Origin Forme]] |
category = RPG |
players = 1-4 players simultaneous |
platform = [[Nintendo DS]] |
Wi-Fi compatible = Yes |
release_date_ja = September 13, 2008 |
release_date_au = May 14, 2009 |
release_date_eu = May 22, 2009 |
release_date_na = March 22, 2009 |
release_date_kr = July 2, 2009 |
publisher = [[Nintendo]]/[[The Pokémon Company]] |
developer = [[Game Freak]] |
esrb = E for Everyone |
website_en = [http://www.pokemon.com/us/games/videogame-pokemontm-platinum-version/ Pokémon Platinum Version]<br/>[http://www.pokemonplatinum.com/ Official US Sub-site]|
website_ja = [http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/ds/platinum/ ポケットモンスター プラチナ]<br/>[http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/platinum/ Official Japanese Sub-site]<br/>[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ds/cpuj/ ポケットモンスター プラチナ] (@Nintendo) |
{{StrategyWiki|Pokémon Platinum}}
'''Pokémon Platinum Version''' (Japanese: '''ポケットモンスター プラチナ''' ''Pocket Monsters Platinum'') is the third game to {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, and is the third [[Generation IV]] [[main series]] game. The game was first seen on May 11, 2008 when a low-resolution cell-phone picture of an upcoming issue of [[CoroCoro]] magazine was leaked around the Internet. On May 15, the magazine was officially released and the game was also officially confirmed by Nintendo. The game was released in Japan on September 13, 2008, in North America on March 22, 2009, in Australia on May 14, 2009, in Europe on May 22, 2009 and in Korea on July 2, 2009.
Like previous third versions, the region and starting area remain the same as in previously released paired versions; in Platinum, the player begins his or her journey from [[Twinleaf Town]] across all of [[Sinnoh]].
==Changes from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl==
===Aesthetic changes===
* {{ga|Lucas}}, {{ga|Dawn}}, and {{ga|Pearl}} have different outfits designed for colder weather, as the entire Sinnoh region has changed in temperature.
* The template for the [[level]], {{stat|Hit Points|HP}}, and name of Pokémon in battle is a dark gray instead of white, and its shape has changed.
* The [[Pokétch]] has been redesigned. Players can now move up and down between apps instead of having to go through all of them to return to a previous one.
* Some of the [[move]]s have been redesigned and have a different animation, such as {{m|Razor Leaf}} and {{m|Spacial Rend}}.
* When Pokémon are sent out from their [[Poké Ball]]s, their back sprites now animate much like their front sprites have since {{v2|Emerald}} (i.e., multiple frames of animation in addition to the various distortions and filters already used). Front sprites for {{cat|Generation IV Pokémon}} and other Pokémon in the [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number|Sinnoh Pokédex]] have also changed. Certain Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex, like {{p|Meowth}}, also received a change in sprites.
* When battling certain {{pkmn|Trainer}}s such as [[Gym Leader]]s, [[Frontier Brain]]s and {{ga|Pearl}}, the Trainers' sprites are now animated to move in the same manner as Pokémon.
* Some trainers now use [[seals]] when sending out some of their Pokémon.
* The {{Gym|Eterna}}, {{Gym|Hearthome}}, and [[Veilstone Gym]]s have all had complete redesigns in the interior.
* Closeups of Gym Leaders, just before a battle, have been changed from enlarged sprites to higher-quality drawings and the terms VS; <!--It's all CAPS--> the Frontier Brains also have this feature. The Elite Four have this as well, but the animation includes the player on the left side of the "VS." and the Elite Four member on the right side.
* The rooms where the player battle the {{si|Elite Four}} have been redesigned. {{EF|Aaron}} now has logs and foliage in his room. [[Bertha]] now has rocks in her room. {{EF|Flint}} now contains lava pits in his room. [[Lucian]]'s room has only had minor changes to now include four large lights or glowing orbs on the floor. [[Cynthia]]'s room has changed its color scheme and the lift leading up to the [[Hall of Fame]] is now partially contained. The [[Pokémon Center]] at the Elite Four has also been redesigned.
* When entering new areas, the location "labels" on the top-left corner have been redesigned, much like they were between {{game|Ruby and Sapphire|s}} and {{game|Emerald}}.
*All gyms now only have Pokémon of their type specialty.
*{{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Pachirisu}} are now featured when entering Wi-Fi.
*The [[Pal Pad]] has been given a new design.
*The [[Junichi Masuda|game director]] at [[Hotel Grand Lake]] now has an overhead sprite of his own. The [[Diploma]] also was redesigned.
* When the player starts the battle with the Giratina in the [[Distortion World]], instead of displaying "A wild GIRATINA appeared!", it displays "The Distortion World's GIRATINA appeared!".
* Legendary Pokémon (e.g. {{p|Uxie}}) will reappear where they are usually found after a week if they have fainted in battle. However, they will not appear again if they have been caught.
* The trees on the mainland have sharper angles and a point at the top, compared to rounded branches and a rounded top in Diamond and Pearl.
<!--* The Poké Ball found at the touch screen now has a button on the center.-->
* The battle menu was redesigned.
===Storyline changes===
* The player meets [[Professor Rowan]] and the opposite gender character earlier, and obtains his or her [[starter Pokémon]] on [[Route 201]].
* The first battle is against the player's rival, who, as always, has chosen the starter Pokémon that weakens that of the player.
* The player and the rival now encounter [[Cyrus]] at [[Lake Verity]] at the start of the game. The player can also meet Cyrus at different venues such as the [[Eterna City]] statue.
* Both {{p|Dialga}} and {{p|Palkia}} appear on [[Spear Pillar]]. {{p|Giratina}}, the mascot of Platinum, then phases into [[Pokémon universe|the world]] in front of [[Cyrus]].
* A new area known as the [[Distortion World]] (Japanese: やぶれたせかい ''Torn World'') is playable. It has floor-like sections floating at ninety-degree angles from each other, creating an effect similar to the art of {{wp|M. C. Escher}}. It doesn't follow the {{wp|Laws of Physics}}, making things like {{m|surf}}ing down a waterfall going up possible. The camera angle switches between perspective and isometric views to suit the angle of the player. It also has moving platforms with jumpable gaps between them. Giratina, when here, will be in its Origin Forme and is also the only wild Pokémon located here.
* Two new characters to the main storyline were added. One is [[Charon]], a professor of [[Team Galactic]], and the other is a police officer spying on Team Galactic, using the codename "[[Looker]]".
* A tag battle between the player and his or her {{ga|Pearl|rival}} against {{EF|Flint}} and [[Volkner]] takes place at the entrance to the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}} when the player first arrives there.
* [[Team Galactic]]'s plans to re-create the world have changed slightly. The layouts of their HQs, such as the one in Eterna, have been changed. Team Galactic now utilizes more resources in order to reach their goal, as well as explaining why, in-game, such as the power from the [[Valley Windworks]], as well as planting a bomb on the [[Great Marsh]] for attention in order to allow more people to realize what they're trying to do.
* Some of the [[Gym Leader]]s have been reordered: [[Fantina]] is now the third Gym Leader, [[Maylene]] is the fourth and [[Crasher Wake]] is the fifth. The appearance of players' gym badge case stays the same though.
* {{ga|Dawn}}/{{ga|Lucas}} no longer gives the player the [[Dowsing Machine]] or the [[Vs Seeker]] near the [[Route 206]] junction; instead he/she meets the player at the entrance to [[Mt. Coronet]].
*[[Team Galactic]] appears in [[Stark Mountain]] under the command of [[Charon]], who seeks to use the destructive power of the volcano to extort money from the people of Sinnoh. The player, with help from [[Buck]], must defeat them. During this event, [[Mars]] and [[Jupiter]] quit Team Galactic because Charon does not share the same ideals as ex-boss [[Cyrus]]. Ultimately, Charon and his two accompanying grunts are apprehended by [[Looker]] and two policemen.
* After the aforementioned event, the player is able to challenge all the [[Gym Leader]]s of Sinnoh to rematches in the [[Battleground]]. The player's tag battle partners from throughout the game ([[Cheryl]], [[Buck]], [[Marley]], [[Mira]], and [[Riley]]) are also able to be challenged in this place. Each of the 13 characters has a team of five Pokémon, whose levels are between 61 and 66.
* The {{si|Elite Four}} increase their Pokémon's levels after the player has completed the [[Stark Mountain]] event. Their levels are now between 65 and 78.
* When one finishes the [[Stark Mountain]] quest, instead of the [[rival]] appearing at the [[Fight Area]] on weekends, he now appears at the [[Survival Area]] in front of the [[Battleground]]. During the first battle, the levels of the Pokémon in his party range from 59-65, second battle 69-75, and third and beyond 79-85. On his last battle, he was the trainer with the highest-leveled Pokémon in all main series games, until {{ga|Red}}'s team in {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}.
* When first visiting the [[Resort Area]], the player receives a [[villa]]. Inside on a table is a catalog that lists items that can be purchased to furnish the house in the same manner as decorating a secret base. The player will be visited by NPCs such as the Sinnoh Gym Leaders, the player's [[mom]], [[Professor Rowan]], and the rival.
===Gameplay changes===
[[Image:PlatinumJapanese.png|thumb|right|200px|Japanese version box art.]]
* Giratina's cry will be heard when "Start" or "A" are pressed at the title screen, unlike in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} which just play a snippet of the title theme's melody. It shares this trait with some games from previous generations.
* The Wi-Fi area has been enhanced with the [[Wi-Fi Plaza]], which supports up to 20 people at a time. The new area seems to focus exclusively on mini-games, which include '' Wobbuffet Pop'', where players hit a {{p|Wobbuffet}}, ''Mime Jr. Top'', where players can balance {{p|Mime Jr.}} on a ball and ''Swalot Plop'' where players throw berries at a {{p|Swalot}} machine.
* There is a new [[key item]] called the [[Vs. Recorder]] (given by [[Looker]] when the player first meets him in [[Jubilife City]]), which allows players to record battles in {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}} and Wi-Fi, and share the records with other players over the [[GTS]]. Players can also take pictures of their [[PC]] boxes and share them with other players in a similar fashion.
* The [[Global Terminal|GTS]] has incorporated an e-mail system that allows players to be notified of completed trades. Notification messages are sent to the player's e-mail account, which can be viewed through the player's PC, mobile phone, or Wii system.
** In non-Japanese versions, however, the system was downgraded to Wii messaging only. Thus, in these versions, notification messages are sent and must be viewed through the Wii's Message Board.
* The Sinnoh starters and their evolutions are now allowed in an expanded [[Amity Square]], making a total of 20 Pokémon allowed in the Square.
* Over local wireless, there is a new feature called ''Spin Trade'' where the player and their friends can put their Pokémon eggs in and randomly swap. Trainers that obtain eggs that land on the ''Bonus Area'', the spotted ones, get a berry too.
* {{HM|05|Defog}} is now located inside the [[Solaceon Ruins]] instead of the [[Pastoria Great Marsh]].
* The player now receives {{HM|04|Strength}} from [[Riley]] on [[Iron Island]] instead of in the [[Lost Tower]].
* The player can now challenge other trainers in certain [[Pokémon Center]]s. The trainer(s) are located in front of the desk. These trainers change location every day.
* In addition to the move tutors in Diamond and Pearl, three new [[move tutors]] are added, in [[Snowpoint City]], on [[Route 212]] and in the [[Survival Area]].
* The {{stat|Accuracy}} of {{m|Hypnosis}} was changed back to 60.
* The game's speed with some features is faster compared to Diamond and Pearl, particularly while {{m|Surf|surfing}} and during {{pkmn|battle}}s. These improvements make the game almost as fast as the [[Generation III]] games, though the player still walks slower than the Generation III standard, and the FPS of Platinum is only 30.
* Poffins can be made with others via Wi-Fi.
* A man in the [[Veilstone Game Corner]]'s Prize Exchange House can tell the player the type of {{m|Hidden Power}} their Pokémon has, and a man in the {{si|Battle Tower}} is able to judge the [[Individual values]] of the player Pokémon.
* The price of the [[accessory|accessories]] at [[Pick a Peck of Colors Flower Shop]] on [[Floaroma Town]] has been reduced.
* European versions of the game are no longer able to play [[slot machine]]s. These versions of the game replace slot machines with [[game machine]]s, a machine that simply gives coins to the player with little interactivity. The reason this was done is due to recent implementation of stricter legislation against gambling in the European Union. This issue will cause similar changes in future European versions of Pokémon games as well.
*As in [[Generation II|Generations II]] and III, it is possible to ride a bicycle in gatehouses separating cities or towns and routes, something that was made impossible in Diamond and Pearl.
* When the player uses his or her radar while in [[the Underground]], it takes two seconds before another radar signal to be used. In Diamond and Pearl, it only took one second.
*To be able to catch Dialga and Palkia, the player must have obtained the Adamant Orb and the Lustrous Orb in a cave accessed through the snowfields of [[Mt. Coronet]] and must have faced Giratina, whether it was caught or not. Then the player can go up [[Mt. Coronet]] to where Giratina took the player and Cyrus in to the [[Distortion World]].
*The power up item for Dialga/Palkia is no longer found at the back of where you face them, instead it must be found in a cave somewhere in the snow fields of [[Mt. Coronet]].
====Obtainable Pokémon====
* 59 more Pokémon have been added to the [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number|Sinnoh Pokédex]] to give it a grand total of 210 entries, with all non-legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation IV now included, along with their pre-evolved forms and several other Pokémon. The added Pokémon, such as {{p|Rotom}} and {{p|Giratina}}, are now available prior to the [[Elite Four]] challenge.
* Giratina can appear both as Altered Forme and Origin Forme in Platinum. It will appear in Origin Forme while in the [[Distortion World]], and in Altered Forme while out of it. A {{DL|Type-enhancing item|Griseous Orb}} is required to transform it to its Origin Forme outside of the Distortion World.
** The [[ability]] of Origin Forme is {{a|Levitate}} and its [[Stats|base stats]] mirror those of Altered Forme in that the offensive stats have been switched with their respective defensive stats.
* {{p|Shaymin}}'s new Forme is called ''Sky Forme'' and takes on a canine appearance. Its [[ability]] is {{a|Serene Grace}} and the form is focused on {{stat|Speed}} and {{stat|Special Attack}}. It is able to learn new moves like {{m|Quick Attack}}, {{m|Air Slash}} and {{m|Leaf Storm}}.
** Shaymin is able to change between its two forms via the use of the {{OBP|Gracidea|flower}}. This item doesn't work at [[Time#Times of day|night]] or if Shaymin is {{status|Freeze|frozen}}.
* {{p|Rotom}} has new forms as well. Each of the five forms is a Rotom that has possessed an electrical appliance. Despite having visual characteristics of other types, the five forms share the original Rotom's {{t|Electric}} and {{t|Ghost}} types, whereas their [[Stat|base stats]] are far higher. They also share the original Rotom's ability: {{a|Levitate}}. These Pokémon are not normally available and are therefore banned from official tournaments. The item to unlock these Pokémon in the game, the {{OBP|Secret Key|Generation IV}}, is an event-only item.
* {{p|Regirock}}, {{p|Regice}} and {{p|Registeel}} can be caught at level 30 with the help of an event {{p|Regigigas}} that has been distributed in Nintendo events.
* {{p|Regigigas}} is now found at level 1, making it the lowest-[[level]] non-glitch wild Pokémon in a game, along with {{p|Magikarp}}. It's also the lowest-level non-glitch legendary in a game.
* The [[legendary birds]] can be found as roaming Pokémon after the [[National Pokédex]] is obtained. They roam Sinnoh much like {{p|Mesprit}} and {{p|Cresselia}} do. The player has to talk to [[Professor Oak]] in [[Eterna City]] to trigger their appearance. They are all at level 60.
* {{p|Dialga}} and {{p|Palkia}} appear on [[Spear Pillar]] one at a time after the player has spoken with Cynthia's grandmother in [[Celestic Town]], and obtained the [[Type-enhancing item#Adamant Orb|Adamant]] and {{DL|Type-enhancing item|Lustrous Orb}}s in [[Mt. Coronet]].
* [[Cynthia]] now gives the player a [[Pokémon egg]] containing {{p|Togepi}} after the player has defeated Team Galactic at the [[Galactic Eterna Building]], replacing the {{p|Happiny}} Egg previously obtainable in [[Hearthome City]].
* [[Bebe]] now gives the player an {{p|Eevee}} before the player receives the [[National Pokédex]]; Eevee can now be obtained from the first time the player arrives in [[Hearthome City]]. It is at level 20.
* A man in [[Veilstone City]] gives the player a level 25 {{p|Porygon}} as a gift.
* {{p|Manaphy}}, while still uncatchable in-game, is now required to obtain the [[National Pokédex]]. It can be added to the [[List of Pokémon by Sinnoh Pokédex number|Sinnoh Pokédex]] from finding its picture in a book in the {{OBP|Pokémon Mansion|Sinnoh}}.
===Map changes===
*Much like the [[Pokémon Emerald Version|third version of the last generation]], a new {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}} takes the place of the {{si|Battle Park}}. It has the {{si|Battle Tower}}, {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Factory}}, {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Castle}}, {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Arcade}} and {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation IV)|Battle Hall}} as venues.
*[[Twinleaf Town]] and nearby routes now have snow patches.
*[[Jubilife City]] has been refurbished with new pathways and some buildings have animated roof lights.
*The [[Global Trade Station]] in [[Jubilife City]] has been redesigned and now includes a bigger global terminal. It has been renamed as the ''Global Terminal''.
*[[Oreburgh Mine]] now has twin coal transporters starting from the entrance and ending at the entrance to the last section of the mine and are now moving.
*An arch now represents the entrances to [[Floaroma Town]].
*The trees in [[Eterna Forest]], as well as [[Fullmoon Island]] and [[Newmoon Island]], cast shadows that cover the ground.
*[[Eterna City]] has been refurbished with new foliage and pathways. Also the [[Galactic Eterna Building]] has had a complete redesign, inside and out. It now contains a secret room where Rotom can switch between its forms.
*[[Route 206|Cycling Road]] has been redesigned and now has tunnel-like shelters in the middle of the Cycle Route, as well as lights along the sides of it.
*[[Hearthome City]] has been refurbished with new pathways.
*[[Amity Square]] has been completely remodeled. It now includes a small pond, more paths and more upper levels. The old buildings that previously inhabited Amity Square now contain Warp Panels which transport the player to the other old buildings within Amity Square.
*[[Lost Tower]] has had its color scheme changed and now has fog on three of its five floors, which can be cleared by {{HM|05|Defog}}.
*[[Solaceon Town]]'s houses have been remodeled and the [[Pokémon Daycare]] now has a trough filled with water and tent-like shelters.
*[[Veilstone City]] has been refurbished with new pathways. The [[Galactic Veilstone Building]] has been redesigned, inside and out. The [[Veilstone Department Store]] now has a basement, in which contest items can be sold and bought. Berries and Lava Cookies can be bought as well.
*The [[Hotel Grand Lake]] has been refurbished with new pathways.
*[[Pastoria City]]'s houses have been remodeled and now also includes a board with a {{p|Croagunk}} on it which is located in front of the [[Great Marsh]].
*The [[Great Marsh]] has had its color scheme changed and has also had foliage changed and added.
*[[Celestic Town]]'s houses have been remodeled.
*[[Canalave City]] has been refurbished with new pathways and its houses and library have also been remodeled.
*The player now needs to use {{HM|08|Rock Climb}} to reach [[Lake Acuity]].
*The area of water to the south of [[Snowpoint City]] where the player can get a boat to the [[Battle Zone]] now contains a small amount of icebergs. These can also be seen in the ocean when the boat is crossing to the Battle Zone. The boat has also been redesigned, most likely due to the icebergs in the sea.
*The back area of [[Spear Pillar]] has been slightly redesigned to allow more room for the [[Dragon Trio]] when they appear.
*[[Sunyshore City]] has been refurbished with new pathways and its houses have been remodeled.
*The entrance and exit of {{si|Victory Road}} have become wider, having a [[Poké Ball]] at the center of the arch.
*The [[Battle Zone]] is now warmer, and palm trees can be found there.
*[[Stark Mountain]] now has more features evocative of a {{wp|volcano}}, such as crags and pits of lava.
*The {{si|Pokémon Mansion}} is surrounded by golden railings.
===Missing Pokémon===
These Pokémon are unavailable in Platinum. To be obtained they must be [[trade]]d from the other games of [[Generation IV]] or [[Pal Park|imported]] from a game from [[Generation III]].
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Upon its release, Pokémon Platinum received very good review scores from critics. IGN gave the game a "Great" score with an 8.8 out of 10 stating that, "Yes, It's still good. Even two years later".<ref>[http://ds.ign.com/articles/965/965092p1.html IGN: Pokemon Platinum Version Review] (retrieved December 21, 2009)</ref> It currently holds an 83% rating on Gamerankings.com, while being reviewed by a total of 34 sources.<ref>[http://www.gamerankings.com/ds/946308-pokemon-platinum-version/index.html Gamerankings: Pokemon Platinum Version] (retrieved January 18, 2010)</ref>
{{wp|Famitsū}}, a Japanese video game magazine, noted that Platinum was the fastest selling game released for the Nintendo DS. It also had the tenth highest selling figures of any game for 2009, and was the only game for the DS to place in the top ten.<ref>[http://videogames.yahoo.com/events/plugged-in/nintendo-call-of-duty-dominate-09-game-sales-figures/1385597] Game sales data 2009 (retrieved January 16, 2010)</ref>
The game can connect automatically to {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}} and {{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}} once players have access to a [[Pokémon Center]]. It can also connect to [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadow of Almia]] and obtain Pokémon received from [[Ranger Net]] Special Missions. It retains the same compatibility with [[Generation III]] games and [[Pokémon Battle Revolution]] as its predecessors, but [[My Pokémon Ranch]] requires an update to work with Platinum that is only available in Japan. Pokémon Battle Revolution also wasn't programmed to be compatible with Platinum, so new formes will not appear.
*This is the first game where a [[version mascot]]'s primary color is not the name of the game. However, while no color is especially dominant in {{p|Giratina}}'s color scheme, it has gray elements that the "Platinum" may refer to, and the names ''Giratina'' and ''Platina'' share the same word ending.
* Platinum is the first game to be named after a metal since {{game|Gold and Silver|s}}.
** It also makes [[Generation IV]] the first generation in which two game names have the same first initial in English ('''P'''earl and '''P'''latinum). However, other languages have had the same initial in their game names, with Spanish '''A'''zul and '''A'''marillo for Blue and Yellow and German '''S'''aphir and '''S'''maragd for Sapphire and Emerald. Coincidentally, all three of these are the respective second and third versions of their generation.
* According to {{wp|Famitsu}}, Pokémon Platinum is the fastest-selling [[Nintendo DS]] game.
* A small cosmetic mistake was made during the development of Platinum. Normally, when the player picks up an item on the ground, it disappears and the message saying "[Player] received a(n)/the [item]". However, when the player approaches the Poké Ball containing the {{DL|Type-enhancing item|Griseous Orb}}, it displays "[Player] received a Griseous Orb!" ''before'' it disappears. This was corrected in the English version of the game.
**In the [[Turnback Cave]], however, the item in the last room by the portal still has this mistake.
*On occasions in [[Pastoria City]], if the player stands behind the Croagunk Wall with the player's head sticking out of it, a wild Croagunk will come, but it will just cry and walk into the Great Marsh building.
*All of the Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex as well as a few others got new sprite designs, as is customary for third versions. However, the {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}} sprites are still used when the player dresses up the Pokémon either in [[Super Contest]]s or in the [[Jubilife TV]] station. Over half of the 493 Pokémon had either minor or major tweaks in their backsprites.
*In the Help Booklet included with the game, they say that there are 493 Pokémon to be discovered. However, this game was released before {{p|Arceus}}, Number 493, was officially revealed.
* This is the first game where the player can battle an [[Non-player character|NPC]] in a Pokémon Center.
* With a total of eighteen legendary Pokemon, Pokémon Platinum has the most legendary Pokemon out of any [[version|main series]] game.
* Platinum removed the "©(publishing year) GAME FREAK inc." notice present on the title screen in Diamond and Pearl and preceding games, instead having a notice saying "Developed by GAME FREAK inc." similar to the notices found on the title screens of recent games developed by {{wp|tri-Ace}}.
*This is the second game (enhancement) to have the rematch feature with the gym leaders, the first being {{game|Emerald}} and the most recent being {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}.
==In other languages==
*'''French:''' ''Version Platine''
*'''Spanish:''' ''Edición Platino''
*'''German:''' ''Platin-Edition''
*'''Italian:''' ''Versione Platino''
*'''Korean:''' 포켓몬스터기라티나Pt ''Pocket Monsters Giratina Pt'' <!-- The name is correct, and so is the Hangeul. Don't change it. !-->
==See also==
*[[Staff of Pokémon Platinum]]
==See Also==
*[[Appendix:Platinum_walkthrough|Pokémon Platinum Walkthrough]]
==External links==
* [http://www.pokemon.com/us/games/videogame-pokemontm-platinum-version/ Official English Site]
** [http://www.pokemonplatinum.com/ Official English Sub-site]
* [http://www.pokemon.co.jp/game/ds/platinum/ Official Japanese Site]
** [http://www.pokemon.co.jp/special/platinum/ Official Japanese Sub-site]
* [http://www.pokemonplatinum.net/ More Information on Pokémon Platinum]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgBjbpaMVJw Official Pokémon Platinum Trailer]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M2ZVFYkaFQ Second Official Pokémon Platinum Trailer]
* [http://purenintendo.com/2008/02/24/rumor-pokemon-platinum-on-its-way-2009/ Rumor: Pokémon Platinum On Its Way 2009?]
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