Talk:Generation IV

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Okay, at the very least this page needs to be revamped. Right now, all of the information on the page can be found on the Diamond and Pearl page. Following the precedent set by the pages for Generations II and III, this page should include sections on "Advances in Gameplay", "Shinō Starters", "Gym Leaders", and "Other Generation IV games". Hovever, the list of new Pokémon should be removed, especially since it can be found, with annotation, on the Diamond/Pearl page. Also, the information on Shinō should be moved to a new, more complete introduction. Does anyone agree with me? Drapion 23:00, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

I think we can take for granted that this page should look like the II and III pages. A new page for the complete list of the Generation IV Pokemon should be created once the games are out; for now I suggest that this list remains in the Diamond and Pearl page since it's more frequently visited than this one. --Arty2 00:06, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

New Developments

Should some reference be made to the article in Coro Coro about the new game coming out this year? Kochdude388 23:51, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Certainly. As soon as it's announced what exactly the new game is, GSDS, DPv3, or something else completely. TTEchidna 01:04, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Pokemon Platinum

that is the confirmed title according to serebii and corocoro. Giratina will be on the box, the underground will have Wi-Fi, etc. An image of it is on Serebii.- unsigned comment from [[User:Arutoa]|Arutoa]]] ([[User talk:Arutoa]|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/Arutoa]|contribs]])

That scan you looked at is NOT confimred to be legit. --Shiningpikablu252 18:50, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

the scan isn't, but according to serebii, the title is, but serebii's been wrong before. --Arutoa 22:09, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Generation IV with Generation II?

I just can't understand how Generation I is contemporary with Generation III or how Gens II and IV are contemporary with each other. All I'm seeing is "Generation X is comtemporary with Generation Z" or that "Gen X seems to be contemporary with Gen Z", but where has that been proved?... I'm not saying that's not true, I'm just saying I find that puzzling and interesting. Sipulichu 00:34, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Hoenn and Kanto take place at the same time is a weak bet, but it's mostly because you don't need a time machine to trade between the games. Therefore, they must trade at the same time. Gen 2 and 4 are contemporary because of: A. the Red Gyarados report at the start of DP (which must happen before Gold/Crystal captures/defeats the Gyarados), B. References to Elm's RECENT report on eggs, and there are more, but those are two of the big ones. Persumably, it takes 3 years or so for Pokémon to reach Sinnoh (Assuming by land, on foot) from Hoenn or Kanto.- unsigned comment from Aura-Knight (talkcontribs)
At the beginning of RBY, you have a Nes/Snes. At the beginning of RSE, you have a Gamecube. That's pretty odd, because the NES and Gamecube were released more than 10 years apart, how could they take place at the same time? The time machine doesn't necessarily indicate that RSE takes place at the same time as RBY, because since the data for pokemon was available in both FRLG and RSE, then you could freely exchange pokemon and wouldn't need an excuse to only transfer certain pokemon - unsigned comment from Edge578 (talkcontribs)
Remembering of course that the GameCube wasn't invented at the time of RBY, how could they have it in that game? The whole thing is based on a series of hunches, which is explained above. I don't see why it needs to be discussed further. — THE TROM — 20:39, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
As you said before, they couldn't allow GSC pokemon into RBY because they weren't programmed into the game. In RSE, they programmed all 386 pokemon into the game, so using a Time Machine Feature isn't necessary. This does not indicate the chronology of the games.--Edge578 23:11, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Don’t insert your comments in between other people’s that way without use the indents to make it clear who is replying to whom. Um. I guess you could technically be right, but considering that Bill invents a Time Machine in G/S/C and calls it such, don’t you think he or Celio would have said something if the Network Machine transported Pokémon through time as well as to distant lands? --LaprasBoi 14:33, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Well, to be fair, Trom, it’s still a NES in FR/LG. Which probably just means that it’s a hand-me-down system from the player’s mother/father/cousin/whatever, or Red/Leaf just really loves retro games.
Let me put it this way, Edge: the Wii exists now, and I still have my NES. I have at least one friend who ONLY owns an NES, no newer consoles. So, not a timeline problem. --LaprasBoi 14:33, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
Wait, when did it say Professor Elm's report on eggs was recent?--Starlight the ampharos 13:46, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
I think it is the hiker who gives you the Happiny egg in Hearthome. — THE TROM — 21:04, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Plus, isn’t the stuff in Sinnoh explicitly stated to be 3 years after Kanto, just like Johto is? -LaprasBoi 14:33, 3 July 2009 (UTC)
The red Gyarados report at the beginning of DPP had a lake with a picture of Mount Coronet in the background. Wouldn't that mean that the Red Gyarados was found in Sinnoh? Plus, the Red Gyarados could just be a shiny Gyarados. It's not necessarily the one that you fought in GSC. The Time Machine in GSC was just a way so you could import your RBY pokemon into GSC. There was no point in making Time Machines in later games, because every pokemon was programmed into each game. I'm sure in HGSS you will be able to import any pokemon you want from FRLG. They probably ditched the whole Time Machine idea because it wasn't necessary. The Egg report is the only solid piece of evidence that Gen II and Gen IV take place at the same time, at that wasn't confirmed yet. I just don't think it's fair to assume the chronological order of the games when the only evidence we have is minor details.--Edge578 01:20, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Gym Leaders

Can I put it like the Sinnoh page? LIke a Diamond and Pearl and a Platinum gym leader chart? Here, straight from the Sinnoh page:


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


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

So? Should I put it? I'll be looking for an answer.--DRAGONBEASTX 02:59, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Yes, because it changed. — THE TROM — 03:04, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I've done it. — THE TROM — 08:21, 1 January 2009 (UTC)


I'm just wondering, do we have any physical evidence of the dark, fighting, and psychic starter trio? --MiekL94 20:56, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

See Coronis, or just look it up on Google. ht14 21:46, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


recently I have been looking at some of the Kanto cities, routes and locations and many (if not all) of the pages seem to reference them as being part of generation IV? Is this just because of Pal Park possible data because that seems to hardly count as being a part of generation IV... Is there any confirmation that Kanto will be fully accessible in HeartGold/SoulSilver yet? If not, this shouldn't be assumed... -- D558 04:39, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Remake. Was all of Gen I Kanto accessible in FRLG? Find a place from RGBY that didn't appear in FRLG. Kanto's in HGSS, and since it's a remake it's safe to say that every place in Neo Kanto will be there as it was in GS. TTEchidna 05:48, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Let’s hope you’re only half-right. I could deal with Viridian Forest still having trees and the various routes not being shortened, maybe an open Safari Zone? All positive as far as retcons go, Gen II Kanto was lame. I am pretty sure that with Sinnoh being that large, they could fit a more robust Kanto right in with Johto on the DS cart. Nintendo made a number of retcon improvements in FR/LG, let’s hope they remain unafraid in HG/SS. --LaprasBoi 14:33, 3 July 2009 (UTC)


Assuming that all rumors assumed true, then if one has gone to every nintendo event then with HGSS, (And Dongle) the only need for pal park would be the Kanto and Hoenn Starters, as every pokemon, minus the starters and legionaries of previous gens would be obtainable through some method in HGSS and Platinum. I'll run through them:

Kanto Trio: Roaming in platinum Mewtwo: assumed to be in HGSS Mew: My Pokemon ranch Johto Legionaries: in HGSS (Amusing Celebi event) Weather Trio: In HGSS Eon Pokemon: HGSS Jirachi, Deoxys: Were done by events, Jirachi recently, Deoxys last year. Regis: Event Regigigas

They're outsourcing GBA games.

Atomix26 19:40, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

It may appear so, but this remains speculation until the "assumed" legendaries are confirmed. The Eons aren't in HGSS, though, are they? —darklordtrom 21:02, 13 July 2009 (UTC)