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[GAME ON]New Pokemon Thread! - DP Out now

The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in Games and Technology
POKEMON DIAMOND/PEARL OUT NOW IN THE US/CANADA


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Hi, it's Professor Oak again, and I'm here to talk about...

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...I mean

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Diamond and Pearl, the 4th Generation in the long-standing Pokemon series!

Many things have changed since the days of Kanto.

First, there is an all new world:

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with all new gym leaders, trainers, and of course, Pokemon.

In fact, there's 493 of them now! Take a look here: http://serebii.net/pokedex-dp/

And what's more, almost all of them are obtainable between the two versions. The only unobtainables are:

RBY Starters
GSC Starters
RSE Starters
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres
Entei, Raikou, Suicune
The Regis
Mewtwo, Mew, Lugia, Ho-oh, Latias, Latios, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Jirachi, Deoxys

Other than that, you are set with one version!

"But wait! What about version exclusives?"

Ah, young trainer, we now have...

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Wi-Fi Trading!

And not only that, we also have Wi-Fi battling. Not only can you obtain almost every Pokemon, but you can spar with anyone, anytime as well!

For those who lack wi-fi, here are the exclusives: http://serebii.net/diamondpearl/exclusives.shtml

Now there's a reason for you keeping your GBA versions: unlocking Pokemon! After obtaining the Sinnoh Dex (which consists of only SEEING every Pokemon on this list: http://serebii.net/diamondpearl/shinoudex.shtml), you pop in a GBA game and a handful of Pokemon become available for catching! The list of unlockables are here: http://serebii.net/diamondpearl/gbapokemon.shtml

Speaking of GBA versions, there is now a way to transfer your old Pokemon into Diamond and Pearl! Be warned though: once they go to DP, they won't return. Find out more information here: http://serebii.net/diamondpearl/3rdgentrade.shtml

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The Night/Day system returns as well (which can be manipulated with the DS's clock, so no more staying up at night just to catch that Hoothoot).

No more are the days of types being relegated to Special or Physical status. Now when Pikachu uses Volt Tackle, it won't be a Special attack, but a Physical one.

List of attacks and their new status: http://serebii.net/attackdex-dp/

Not only that, but new abilities have also been added: http://serebii.net/diamondpearl/abilities.shtml

Of course, for the advanced trainer, there are new items to use when EV training, as well as helpful tools for breeding. Don't know what EVs are? This should get you going: http://serebii.net/pokedex-rs/ev.shtml

There is much more to learn about Diamond and Pearl! Of course, if you have any more questions, my assistants would be happy to help.

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Hope to see you soon!

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    THE G&T VS SE++ BATTLE-THON TOURNAWHOOZITS
    AKA
    CHAPS AND LADS VS COCKS AND DICKS

    AKA SQUEADLY VERSUS MEADLY


    TOTAL: 64/64

    SE++ (32/32)
    Harpy Prince
    Geebs
    Sieguarlion
    Skull Man
    Commie
    Calebros
    Kevar
    Kusuguttai
    WhipstitchZombie
    Munkus Beaver
    Captain Canuck
    ShimSham
    Emerlmaster999
    Darkseid
    Bob The Monkey
    Mr. Leonhart
    FlowerEater
    Kuribo’s Shoe
    BahamutZERO
    Soapofdurden
    The Far Side
    Seafoodsoup
    Potatoe
    Scrumtrulescent
    The Lovely Bastard
    Box
    Jermaine Champaigne
    Ness445
    Doublehawk00
    Francis
    RedMageDarion
    Zot





    G&T (32/32)
    Yehoshua
    Bic
    Pata
    Xyran
    Abysmal Lynx
    Seta 3000
    Slurpeepoop
    The Muffin Man
    SirToons
    Speakeasy
    SirToasty
    Steel Angel
    Vhalyar
    Kor
    Rorus Raz
    MinionOfCthulhu
    His Corkiness
    _J_
    MiserableMirth
    Akenn129
    PingPong
    RockinX
    AshtonDragon
    Taya
    Ronzo
    Mushroom Pie
    Cullen
    nebulous
    Other
    Vann Diras
    mystic_knight
    Cloggerdude

    IMPORTANT:
    IF YOU DO NOT PM ME OR SCRUM YOUR FRIEND CODE(me for the general list, Scrum for the Tourney) IT WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BE ADDED.


    Banned Pokemon
    Deoxys (All Forms)
    Groudon
    Ho-oh
    Kyogre
    Latias
    Latios
    Lugia
    Mew
    Mewtwo
    Rayquaza
    Wobbuffet
    Dialga
    Palkia
    Darkrai
    Arceus
    Cresselia
    Heatran
    Regigigas
    Regice
    Registeel
    Regirock
    Articuno
    Zapdos
    Moltres
    Celebi
    Jirachi
    Manaphy
    Entei
    Suicune
    Raikou
    Giratina
    Shaymin
    Azelf
    Mesprit
    Uxie
    Wynaut


    Think that's it.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    OK AFTER THIS IT'S OKAY TO POST


    FRIEND CODES:


    Keith - 4510 6920 0429
    Taya - 1718 9628 0144
    ShimSham - 2277 3108 1546
    _J_ - 1504 2167 6165
    Kreutz - 1246 5188 8968
    Seafood Soup - 0430 4750 9951
    BahamutZero - 2620 9084 7352
    Emerlmaster999 - 5455 5864 6503
    Scrumtrulescent - 0215 7267 9214
    Red Mage Darion - 3479 8999 3332
    Gilder - 5154 9392 4062
    KKProfit - 4639 5434 8775
    KiTA - 3007 4559 0152
    Ronzo - 4467 7445 6826
    Weedlum - 2148 4624 0914
    Glenn565 - 5154 9396 0499
    ManetherenWolf - 3222 2043 7434
    Neliwood - 0215 7266 8563
    SirToasty - 0645 2240 5346
    Rorus Raz - 3651 7009 8401
    aken129 - 5240 8392 0439
    Backlash - 2320 2615 4086
    Vann Diras - 5412 6380 5736
    Houk - 4682 4935 6791
    Mushroom Pie - 3694 6498 9606

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    This thread...is clean.

    EDIT: Neo Rasa, the Pokegeeks here <3 you.

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Well... that thread didnt last long...

    I was going to reply to one of the posts there when it was closed:
    So Legacy is apparently getting his tomorrow.
    Anyone know if there are any places like Gamestop that'll be releasing it early?

    Gamestop/EB is strictly holding to the street date on Pokemon.

    Also the DS Headset (Nintendo Brand), and the strat guides from NP and Prima are also street dated for Sunday.

    Nintendo is apparently being pretty strict on this release, and has a report number for stores breaking street date.


    And to reiterate this for the new Thread:

    GS/EB Stores will be opening EARLY on Sunday for the release. Some Stores as early as 8:00 AM.
    -If you are planning to get it there, give your store a call to see when they will be opening.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    The bus doesn't leave for the mall here until 12:15pm, so I must wait.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    If you can make it to East Hartford by Sunday we shall drive to my Gamestop.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Oh, and who the hell would actually report a store breaking the street date? "Nintendo, I fucking HATE getting games early! Shut these people DOWN."

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    i gotta break out my ds tomorrow to grab my friends code, as ive never had a reason to find it out before now.

    and i mentioned before but i will say again, i will be holding off on starting my own game for a while so i can hook people up with all the starters they could dream of. this is to balance out all the hojillions of pokeymans im gonna beg off other people.

    edit: and if people wanna start sending me pm's with what starters they want, preferred name (if any), and friends code, i can get it all ready to go before the FINAL COUNTDOOOOOWN is over.

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    ...well I was planning on buying a copy to get it now, and then reporting them. :D:D

    Plus some companies will actually post rewards for reporting breaking street dates.

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  • His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Porygon-Z @ Leftovers, Adaptability
    Nasty Plot
    Tri Attack
    Shadow Ball
    Recover
    252 Def, 252 SpD, 4 SpA EVs

    I will have this, and it will rape.

    His Corkiness on
  • GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Houk wrote: »
    i gotta break out my ds tomorrow to grab my friends code, as ive never had a reason to find it out before now.

    and i mentioned before but i will say again, i will be holding off on starting my own game for a while so i can hook people up with all the starters they could dream of. this is to balance out all the hojillions of pokeymans im gonna beg off other people.

    edit: and if people wanna start sending me pm's with what starters they want, preferred name (if any), and friends code, i can get it all ready to go before the FINAL COUNTDOOOOOWN is over.

    Houk you are a saint and if you get me the grass and fire starters, I will so totally give you a mew or celebi if you need one as soon I can access the park. I have 2 mew's and 3 celebi's I think so I can part with one of them.

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  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Question - I know GBA to DS will be possible, will that be true for GB to DS? the original red/blue/yellow?

    and this is the first i've heard about the headsets. Would I have had to pre-order them to expect ownership on sunday?

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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Can I hit the exploding rocks? San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Definitely getting this in the morning on Sunday. Diamond version. :D

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    edit - Ignore, this was full of stupid.

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  • TylerXKJTylerXKJ __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2007
    I'm actually going to my local K-Mart tomorrow to see if they're being sold early. I wouldn't put it past the store at where I live. Then I will become the pokemanz master!

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  • His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    I think you could do GB => GBA => DS though.
    You can't. There's no way to get Pokemon from the GB games.

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  • GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I am so tempted to dig around in storage and find my old pokemon CD I got when I was young and stupid. The 2.B.A. Master one. I would listen to it as I start the game up and I would cry tears of joy and nostalgia.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    I think you could do GB => GBA => DS though.
    You can't. There's no way to get Pokemon from the GB games.
    D: Oh well.


    Anyway, I wish to express my love for Skuntank, the fire breathing, exploding skunk Pokemon.
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    <3

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Lickilicky gets Wish only from an event. FUCK YOU, Nintendo!

    Sterica on
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  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Gilder wrote: »
    I am so tempted to dig around in storage and find my old pokemon CD I got when I was young and stupid. The 2.B.A. Master one. I would listen to it as I start the game up and I would cry tears of joy and nostalgia.


    You mean...this one?

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    edit: damn your name is gilder

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Alright:

    Lickilicky
    Leftovers

    Return
    Power Whip
    Swords Dance
    Explosion

    I'm very bitter about Wish.

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  • ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Zarcath wrote: »
    Question - I know GBA to DS will be possible, will that be true for GB to DS? the original red/blue/yellow?

    and this is the first i've heard about the headsets. Would I have had to pre-order them to expect ownership on sunday?


    Gamestop never did preorders for the headset as far as I remember.

    Our store got a box of like 10 or so of them (a sealed box from nintendo).

    So I suppose if you are there early, you shouldnt have any trouble getting one. Hell, you probably wouldnt have trouble anyway.

    I am seriously considering getting one for this and for Jump Ultimate Stars (I know it has voice chat as well... figure it probably would use the headset).

    Here is a link to the Online order for the headset. has a decent picture of it.

    DS Headset

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  • GilderGilder Aw snap Macaroni PartyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Zarcath wrote: »
    Gilder wrote: »
    I am so tempted to dig around in storage and find my old pokemon CD I got when I was young and stupid. The 2.B.A. Master one. I would listen to it as I start the game up and I would cry tears of joy and nostalgia.


    You mean...this one?

    Curse ye!

    edit: damn your name is gilder

    Heh heh. Yeah I think that's the CD. It has a song for the team rocket theme right? I can still remember a little bit of it. And hahaha your burn did not work due to a spelling error which everybody seems to make! I sort of win this round! I'll definitely be checking around the house tomorrow for it. I've found all the other CDs of the most retarded/awesome stuff I had as a kid so I'm sure that pokemon is here somewhere.

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  • CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I got the 'pre-shipping' notice from videogamesplus.ca - it's almost on its way. Ship, ship, ship!

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Anyone still got that classy Empoleon picture?

    Sterica on
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  • TylerXKJTylerXKJ __BANNED USERS regular
    edited April 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Anyway, I wish to express my love for Skuntank, the fire breathing, exploding skunk Pokemon.
    140px-Skutank.png
    <3

    I don't think the fire comes out the front end.

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  • Steel AngelSteel Angel Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Houk wrote: »
    i gotta break out my ds tomorrow to grab my friends code, as ive never had a reason to find it out before now.

    Bit of news for you: Friend codes are unique per game (technically the Wii has a system friend code for Miis and messages, but games apparently still have their own). Hence the wailing and gnashing of teeth that often comes up on the subject of Nintendo's online approaches.

    It should be easy enough to find once we have our games, but there's a reason the friend code section of the tournament list is currently empty. None of us knows what string of digits our DS overlords will see fit to brand us with.

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    Big Dookie wrote: »
    I found that tilting it doesn't work very well, and once I started jerking it, I got much better results.

    Steam Profile
    3DS: 3454-0268-5595 Battle.net: SteelAngel#1772
  • ZarcathZarcath Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    US can vs JP version?

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Houk wrote: »
    i gotta break out my ds tomorrow to grab my friends code, as ive never had a reason to find it out before now.

    Bit of news for you: Friend codes are unique per game (technically the Wii has a system friend code for Miis and messages, but games apparently still have their own). Hence the wailing and gnashing of teeth that often comes up on the subject of Nintendo's online approaches.

    It should be easy enough to find once we have our games, but there's a reason the friend code section of the tournament list is currently empty. None of us knows what string of digits our DS overlords will see fit to brand us with.
    Well, the DS was excused because it was Nintendo's first real jump into online. Not a perfect system, but whatever. Live and learn.

    A year or so later, Wii launches and has a system code. Sweet! Then...we find out games will also have friend codes. Uh...what?

    The happy medium would be to have Friend Codes be enabled or disabled by parents.

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  • VhalyarVhalyar Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Cullen wrote: »
    I got the 'pre-shipping' notice from videogamesplus.ca - it's almost on its way. Ship, ship, ship!

    The site seems to imply they'll only be shipping starting Monday :(

    Edit: Ah nevermind, the blog says some orders will be shipped today. I hope pre-ship means we're part of the Friday batch.

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  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Some little tidbits about the game that you may or may not know:

    * You can run inside buildings with the running shoes. Hooray!
    * The music inside the Pokemon Center changes depending on the time of day.
    * There's a separate pouch for medicine items. There's also a separate pouch for mail.
    * The rival is cool. I thought he looked like a sissy at first but he's looking like he'll be awesome.
    * The first city reminds me so much of Goldenrod City from G/S/C.
    * The Pokedex number when you save your game is the Pokemon you've seen instead of caught.
    * You can sign your trainer card.
    * I'm not sure if there's an easier way to trade locally or not but Ashton and I went inside of the union room to make a trade. In the union room, you can draw pictures together and stuff. It's kind of neat.

    If there was any doubt, this game is really awesome so far.

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    Is there any customization to your character? I really don't like the look of the male protagonist for D/P but I prefer to stick to my gender when it comes to selecting my character.

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  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    Is there any customization to your character? I really don't like the look of the male protagonist for D/P but I prefer to stick to my gender when it comes to selecting my character.
    Nope, you use what they give you. I think the male character looks alright. Is it just because of his hat?

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited April 2007
    I think the whole ensemble gives him an overall dippy look. Even if he got rid of the hat, I'd still want to punch him.

    Also: I assume Pokemon Center/Event moves cannot be bred. Because, damn it, I want a Wishing Lickilicky.

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  • NewresNewres Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    So if anybody impoort the game to Europe, can they tell me if the transfer from EU GBA works fine or not ? I am too scared to get it otherwise. Stupid Nintendo Europe.

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  • RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Vhalyar wrote: »
    Cullen wrote: »
    I got the 'pre-shipping' notice from videogamesplus.ca - it's almost on its way. Ship, ship, ship!

    The site seems to imply they'll only be shipping starting Monday :(

    Edit: Ah nevermind, the blog says some orders will be shipped today. I hope pre-ship means we're part of the Friday batch.

    Amazon shipped my copy yesterday ;)

    The thing is, you'll probably get it sooner than I will :(

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  • D00MD00M Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Newres wrote: »
    So if anybody impoort the game to Europe, can they tell me if the transfer from EU GBA works fine or not ? I am too scared to get it otherwise. Stupid Nintendo Europe.



    I can tell you next week, but other PA'ers seem sure it will.

    D00M on
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  • His CorkinessHis Corkiness Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Can anyone give me an example of something that would trigger Assurance's added effect? At first I thought something like poison, but that'd take effect afterwards. The only thing I can think of is recoil, and that's not terribly reliable.

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  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Can anyone give me an example of something that would trigger Assurance's added effect? At first I thought something like poison, but that'd take effect afterwards. The only thing I can think of is recoil, and that's not terribly reliable.
    Recoil, confusion... spikes maybe. It seems pretty unreliable either way.

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  • CullenCullen Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    D00M wrote: »
    Newres wrote: »
    So if anybody impoort the game to Europe, can they tell me if the transfer from EU GBA works fine or not ? I am too scared to get it otherwise. Stupid Nintendo Europe.



    I can tell you next week, but other PA'ers seem sure it will.

    Yeah I'm pretty confident it will, but I have US Emerald and Ruby so if worst comes to worst I can transfer from them.

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