Pokemon Diamond Version DS

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  • Summary: Pokemon Diamond and Pearl are traditional Pokemon RPGs that takes place in a region called Sinnoh. When you set off on your travels, you'll be able to play as either a boy or girl Trainer. Pokemon fans have caught glimpses of Lucario, Munchlax and Weavile in Pokemon movies, and these PokemonPokemon Diamond and Pearl are traditional Pokemon RPGs that takes place in a region called Sinnoh. When you set off on your travels, you'll be able to play as either a boy or girl Trainer. Pokemon fans have caught glimpses of Lucario, Munchlax and Weavile in Pokemon movies, and these Pokemon will are debuting in this adventure. Diamond and Pearl utilize the DS's dual slots to transfer Pokemon from the GBA Pokemon games. Also, you can link up with Pokemon Ranger to access more special content. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Easily one of the greatest titles on the DS...Between exploring the massive towns, wandering through the multi-tiered wastelands, and challenging legions of trainers, you’ll enjoy a lengthy adventure that no other DS game can boast.
  2. AceGamez
    90
    As much as I love Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, it alarms me to see how little the core game has evolved over the years.
  3. 90
    These are the best games in the series by a considerable margin, and should provide you with entertainment for weeks to come, especially if you're planning on playing "Pokémon Battle Revolution" for the Nintendo Wii.
  4. The additions and alterations aren't game changing, and Diamond and Pearl do what the Pokémon franchise has always done best--deliver an accessible and highly addictive role-playing game experience.
  5. The addition of online trades and battles finally delivers on the promise that the first Pokémon games made. The crucial social interactivity aspect of Pokémon now takes place on a global scale. It only took 10 years!
  6. There are a few slight tweaks here and there, and the online functionality is surprisingly robust, but otherwise, this game could have been done on the Game Boy Advance with minimal issues. At the same time, there's more content on this card than four typical DS games combined so you're definitely getting your money's worth.
  7. Just back-to-basics, old school pocket monster capturing and training. The bad news, however, is this: these two new games are exactly what you would expect in a new Pokemon RPG. So no, you’re not having a drug-induced flashback to the crazy times you had playing "Pokemon Ruby and Emerald." It’s, well, pretty much the same game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53
  1. GeorgeS.
    Jul 18, 2008
    10
    THE best game on ds. It makes mario kart look like rubbish.The fact that you need to migrate old legendary pokemon to this game because the THE best game on ds. It makes mario kart look like rubbish.The fact that you need to migrate old legendary pokemon to this game because the new one has only about 10 legendary pokemon (including the ones that are very difficult to even find). If you have already fully completed an old pokemon game then you might want to think twice about getting this game as starting off is quite difficult. Every thing else is superb. E.I. get the v.s seeker because if yo have god pokemon you can battle the same trainer twice. They will get stronger every time though. Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2017
    10
    As someone who grew up with DPPt, I have a soft spot for these games, but I'll try to write this review as neutrally as possible.

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    As someone who grew up with DPPt, I have a soft spot for these games, but I'll try to write this review as neutrally as possible.

    One positive is I absolutely love the soundtrack. You could take any song out of it and you'll love it. The way it can manipulate your emotions to put you in a certain mood is amazing. It just brings out the feeling of calmness of the region.

    The gameplay is also very nice. The characters are memorable, colorful, and filled with personality. The Pokémon are also very memorable (Bidoof, anyone?), well designed, etc. I couldn't ask for a better generation of characters/pokémon.

    Overall, I can't describe how much I love this game. If anyone asked me for a Pokémon game recommendation, heck, even just a game recommendation, I would tell them to pick up a copy of Pokémon Diamond/Platinum/Pearl. There is absolutely nothing I dislike about the game (maybe apart from the lack of the Gen 1/6-7 EXP Share, but that's because I'm a lazy bum).
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  3. Mar 1, 2011
    10
    This is the first Pokemon game I was introduced to, and it will always be my favorite. As with the rest of the Pokemon games, it can beThis is the first Pokemon game I was introduced to, and it will always be my favorite. As with the rest of the Pokemon games, it can be accessed on any level. You can simply grind through, giving no thought to your IVs, and leveling up your starter to around 75, with a Level 18 Staravia, and beat the game. However, you can also take the most out of it by creating a perfect team, and you'll need more than a level 75 starter to do well in the Battle Tower. Oh boy. There's so much to do--searching and chaining for Shiny Pokemon (many more Pokemon become available when you beat the game) making poffins, going underground, trading online. It's so extensive, and I've spent over 115 hours on it. I recommend it wholeheartedly. Expand
  4. NoahW.
    Jun 3, 2007
    9
    Fun game like all pokemon games but many new pokemon are unoriginal and are stupid but definetly worth getting because you can get pokemon Fun game like all pokemon games but many new pokemon are unoriginal and are stupid but definetly worth getting because you can get pokemon from all other games. Expand
  5. May 25, 2012
    8
    Pokemon has continued to dominate handheld gaming since its debut and this is no exception.
  6. Dec 3, 2015
    7
    This isn't a bad game it's just my least favorite pokemon game. I just think all the new pokemon are lame except the legendaries and theThis isn't a bad game it's just my least favorite pokemon game. I just think all the new pokemon are lame except the legendaries and the starters, otherwise it's a bunch of old pokemon, and their's a new fog mechanic that gets really annoying, you need to delete a move to learn useless fog so you can see, man i hate HM's and all the locations feel the same to me or just really small, i prefer pokemon Sapphire anytime. Expand
  7. someonedoe
    Jul 13, 2007
    0
    The last games like red version and blue were good but all pokemon has ever done is just change a few things like new pokemon and new region The last games like red version and blue were good but all pokemon has ever done is just change a few things like new pokemon and new region but still its all ways the same thing beat the gym leaders then beat the eliet four and you beat the game always the same thing kinda sick and tired of the same stuff do not buy anymore pokemon games if youve beat one of the pokemon games. Expand

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#2 Most Discussed DS Game of 2007
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