Pokémon Diamond & Pearl

Pokémon Diamond & Pearl


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Pokémon Diamond & Pearl News






  • Back Page What's Your Pokéshape Star Sign?

    Just read the piece, it'll make sense with context

    In the game magazine business, the Back Page is where you'd find all the weird goofs that we couldn't fit into the rest of the pages. Some may call it "filler"; we prefer "a whole page to make terrible jokes that are tangentially related to the content of the mag". We don't have pages on the...
















  • Video Time to Learn Some Facts That Link Pokémon and Science

    Knowledge is Super Effective!

    While we may have an instinctive understanding of games the more we play, learning about mechanics and how the nuts and bolts of experiences work, it can be up to interpretation when looking for the additional meanings or influences within a given game. Download titles in particular sometimes have underlying messages or...


  • Weirdness Pokémon Cards Tell A Story of Family

    I've just...got something in my eye...

    The Pokémon series practically glows with nostalgia and childhood memories for many of us, and Nintendo seems determined to find new ways to break through the cold, callous, adult exteriors of some to appeal to that sentiment again. With this surprisingly emotive trio of cards it may have done just that, so...

  • Weirdness CollegeHumor Updates The Pokérap With All 718 Pokémon

    "Your dream of a new PokéRap is now a nine minute nightmare"

    The Pokérap is probably something that older, veteran Pokémon fans cherish, a musical treat that lasted through the first three generations of the franchise. Of course, as the generations have passed and a lot more 'mon have been added, the practicalities have made it a thing of the...


  • Video Nintendo Releases a Pokémon Series Showcase For You to Enjoy

    The presenter says "Pokémon" roughly one billion times

    While Nintendo's marketing for Pokémon X & Y has featured the usual excitable adverts and footage, with the games now released the company has taken a step back to present a Pokémon Series Showcase. For those new to Pokémon or perhaps too young to have been around since the earliest...

  • Weirdness If Pokémon Battles Were in First-Person, It'd Be a Lot Less Cute


    Pokémon fever has been in force for many weeks and months now, culminating in the recent release of Pokémon X & Y. Like many of the most successful and best-loved franchises on Nintendo systems, it's also a rather peculiar premise that's been going strong for many years. As we suggested in our weekend article, playing Pokémon games can...


  • News The Pokémon Company Lays Down The Law On Cheaters

    Users of "illegal Pokémon" will be banned

    Considering how fun and addictive Pokémon battles with friends are, it's no surprise tournaments have cropped up all over the world for trainers to show off their 'mon's skills. However, one blight that has been attached to the competitions is the use of modified Pokémon. Essentially, people can use...


  • News There's Still Plenty Of Interest In Older Pokémon Games

    People are still buying the previous titles

    This year Nintendo announced it would be bringing a brand new Pokémon title to the 3DS in the form of Pokémon X & Y. This new iteration breaks the mould set by previous games and incorporates full 3D environments instead of the conventional top-down view we're all used to. Of course, Pokémon Black...


  • News Pikachu-Coloured Pichu Westward Bound

    US and UK get a chance to nab rare ’mons

    Way back when Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver was announced in Japan it also turned out a special Pichu was being released for Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum owners to download. The li’l fella is transferable to HeartGold and SoulSilver and will trigger an event to unlock another special Pichu in...



  • News Everyones Pokemon Channel

    Previously known as Pokemon Ranch, Nintendo's Pokemon WiiWare release has been renamed.

    According to information translated by the genius behind GoNintendo.com the ranch will be owned by Yukari, a friend of Bebe from Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. You'll be able to upload Pokemon from your DS into the Wii, storing up to 1,000 in the ranch. You can then also...


  • News Trade Pokémon With New Site

    Trade Pokémon all around the world.

    Nintendo have launched a new site that will help trade Pokémon all around the world. The website named Pokémon Global Trade Station is compatible with both Diamond and Pearl versions of the game. If you like Pokémon and are having trouble locating that level 100 Snorlax you may want to read on for the...


  • News 1 Million Pokemon

    Nintendo share-holders rejoice as the latest hot Pokemon property, Diamond and Pearl fly off the shelf's selling 1 million copies in just 5 days.

    "Within just five days of availability, more than 1 million copies of Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon Pearl for the portable Nintendo DS™ have sold in the United States since Sunday's launch; a faster...


  • News Pokémon Breaks The Sales Records

    Those of you who thought the Pokémon fever was over, think again. The Franchise is hotter than ever.

    Since it's start back in 1996 with Pokémon Red and Blue, the Japanese anime inspired franchise has been one of the best selling video game series ever, and a major earner for Nintendo. Mix this with the tremendous success of the DS, and you got to...