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Pokémon Diamond (Nintendo DS)

Platform : Nintendo DS
4.4 out of 5 stars 293 customer reviews

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  • Worldwide battles and trading using WiFi.
  • Real-time clock feature changes the time of day based on the DS clock. The Pokémon you can catch vary based on the region and the time of day. Also, certain Pokémon moves' power changes based on time.
  • More elaborate Pokémon Contests. Players can use the accessories and dress up their Pokémon. Players make "Poffin" out of berries to raise their Pokémon's contest stats.
  • New dual-type Pokémon, new/altered moves, and new special abilities add to the already deep strategy of Pokémon battling.
  • 3-D environments and updated graphics.
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo DS
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, particularly children
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000MJB0H6
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 14 x 1.3 cm ; 9 g
  • Release Date: 25 July 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (293 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,641 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Product description

Catch and battle Pokemons to become the League Champion in the role-playing video game Pokemon Diamond. Capture Pokemons with Poke Balls and battle others to earn the coveted title in this Nintendo DS game. What�s more exciting is that when you encounter a wild Pokemon, the screen will automatically switch to a turn-based battle screen in this role-playing video game. Defeat the opposing Pokemons to receive experience points and level up in this Nintendo DS game. With support for Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (NFC), Pokemon Diamond lets you play against other online gamers, thereby adding to the fun factor.

Amazon.co.uk Review

You might not see the supporting merchandise so much nowadays but Pokemon is still the most successful games franchise in history. Diamond and Pearl sold 5 million copies in Japan in under three months and 1 million in America in just one month, breaking all records for the year and the series. At first sight though this looks disappointingly similar to the existing games, with only a subtle 3D effect for the game world and largely static 2D battles. However the gameplay has undergone a complete overhaul, adding numerous new features and reintroducing others from Gold/Silver/Crystal, that had previously been removed.

The basics are still the same though, as you venture out into the world (called Sinnoh this time) in an attempt to catalogue each and every pokemon and battle the evil Team Galactic. Catching and training a pokemon for combat also works the same as before, although beauty and talent contests have been greatly expanded for those that prefer as little violence as possible. The game includes a day and night cycle, which severely impacts the appearance of pokemon, and you are given a new gadget called a poketch which starts as a simple watch but can be upgraded to everything from a scanner to a map. Secret bases are back and considerably more sophisticated than before but the most important new feature by far is the online mode. You can now trade, chat and battle with fans from around the world – proving that progress is not always just a case of better graphics.
Harrison Dent


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Pokémon fans will not be let down by this mindblowing installment in the pokemon series.

Some of the new features of this game include:

The Pokétch, a watch which tells the time, has a calculator built in, and gets new applications as your journey continues, e.g. a function which enables you to see whether your pokemon love you and what level your pokemon at the day-care centre are,

The reappearance of real-time with day and night cycles.

Many new minigames including making 'Poffin' (which can be fed to pokemon to improve their contest capabilities and raise their affection for you), a Pokemon contest with three different stages: dressing your pokemon up, making it dance for survival in Donky Konga style (?) and the old judge-based move contest.

Nice Animal Crossing-esque graphics - the eight different gyms posses the best 3-D visuals,

14 legendary pokemon, making your journey only begin when you defeat the elite four,

a much improved bicycle,

and the not-so-amazing but satisfying ability to run in buildings!

There is a lot more than this, and even though most things are just embellishments of the previous games, it is by far the most addictive. Buy it.
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The game itself is great I played it when it first came out and wanted to replay it
It works on any platform from the original DS all the way through to the most recent 3DS. 5 Stars for the game
I was however very disappointed with that I was only sent the game cartridge and not the case the game would have come in. I couldn't see it specified on the listing that it didn't include the box. 1 Star for not mentioning this, or at least making it clear in the description, so a 3 star overal
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This product came with no case and the game itself freezes alot and needs to be saved every 10 minutes. Very disappointing as it was my 11yr old son that saved up for it.
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My little boy loves this game, came well within specified time. Thank you
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This is a great pokemon game and a good lead into the newer versions just come out so have a go
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Empty case arrived on time with no game inside. One very upset nine year old little boy. Have returned for full refund. Absolute swizz.
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great
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nice
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