Pokémon Diamond

released on Sep 28, 2006

Pokémon Diamond Version and Pearl Version are role-playing games (RPGs) developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. With the enhanced remake Pokémon Platinum, the games comprise the fifth installment and fourth generation of the Pokémon series of RPGs. First released in Japan on September 28, 2006, the games were later released to North America, Australia, and Europe over the course of 2007.

Like previous Pokémon games, Diamond and Pearl chronicle the adventures of a young Pokémon trainer as he/she trains and battles Pokémon while also thwarting the schemes of a criminal organization. The games add many new features, such as Internet play over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and changes to battle mechanics and Pokémon Contests, along with addition of 107 new Pokémon. The games are independent of each other but feature largely the same plot and while both can be played separately, it is necessary to trade between them in order to complete the games' Pokédexes.

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It's crazy how outdated and slow Pokemon Diamond and Pearl has become over the years.
I love the Sinnoh Region, the majority of the new Pokemon introduced as the introduction of Wifi and the physical and special split, but that's about it.
Content and gameplay wise it has aged like milk.
It has the worst designed Pokedex selection in the series (Only two fire types and half of the new Pokemon are locked until post game)
The game engine is slow and delayed.
Story isn't as interesting and fun compared to Platinum.
Terrible level curves.
Poor pacing and game design in various points especially in the mid game.
Don't let nostalgia fully blind you.
In the end just play Pokemon Platinum instead.

gen 4 was when i realized how much i love pokemon, so this one will always hold a special place in my heart! :) <3

You will learn to love Ponyta, dammit

Needs more than two fire type lines.