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Pokémon Diamond (Nintendo DS)
- 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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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.
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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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.
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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not in the box as shown. The cartridge has been damaged at some point as while playing the game would freeze and require soft resetting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by martin hale
The game arrived quickly but it crashed constantly and froze up. No response when contacting seller.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
My son was not keen on this too much as its like another Pokemon gamePublished 3 months ago by angela