Pokémon Diamond and Pearl (manga)

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ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド ポケットモンスターパール
Pokémon Diamond Version - Pokémon Pearl Version
Collected in Vol. 1
Chapter number 1
Location Sinnoh
Manga series Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Previous Chapter N/A
Next Chapter N/A

(Japanese: ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド ポケットモンスターパール Pokémon Diamond Version - Pokémon Pearl Version) is a 21-page manga promotion for the games with the same name. It was published in the November 2006 issue of Comic Land (Sho3 コミックランド). The title page says that it is a special one-shot commemorating the release of the games. It was illustrated by Yoshikazu Himeno.


Barry rushes into Kenta's house to tell him about the red Gyarados sighting shown on TV. Barry runs out of the house, declaring that he and Kenta will find the red Gyarados. On his way to find Barry, Kenta overhears that Professor Rowan has just returned to Sandgem Town after four years.

At Lake Verity, Professor Rowan and his assistant Dawn remark on how rural Sinnoh hadn't changed in the four years he'd been gone, and that Sinnoh is home to many rare Pokémon. They both pass by Kenta and Barry as they're leaving. After that, Barry decides to walk into the tall grass, despite Kenta's worries. They are attacked by wild Starly and try to run away before finding Professor Rowan's suitcase with Poké Balls inside. Kenta takes the Poké Ball with Turtwig inside and Barry takes the one with Chimchar. They successfully defend themselves from the Starly with them.

Dawn returns to retrieve Professor Rowan's missing suitcase, and is surprised and concerned to see Kenta and Barry with his Pokémon. Professor Rowan leaves them and returns to Sandgem Town with Dawn. Kenta and Barry go to his laboratory and Professor Rowan allows them to keep the Pokémon, as well as give them a Pokédex, asking them to complete it for him.

Before they leave on their adventure, Barry challenges Kenta to a Pokémon battle. Kenta defeats Barry's Chimchar and Starly with his Turtwig. After the battle, they both claim that they will become the strongest trainers in the world.

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