Generation Four:


Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version:

Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version are the first installments in the fourth generation of pokémon games and the first Pokémon games to ever be released for the Nintendo DS. These games take place in the Sinnoh region, where 107 new pokémon were introduced. The plot of the main antagonist team, team galactic, is to recreate the universe in the desired image of Team Galactic boss, Cyrus. Cyrus attempts to go to the highest peak of Mt. Coronet, Spear Pillar, to summon the legendary pokémon, using it's power to recreate the universe. Cyrus then gets banished into spacetime when the pixie trio, Azelf, Uxie, and Mesprit, release the legendary pokémon from the red chain that traps it. The disbandment of team galactic allows the player to freely explore the rest of Sinnoh, including the pokémon league and the battle islands.


Pokémon Platinum Version:

Pokémon Platinum Version is the second installment in the Pokémon Diamond Version and Pokémon Pearl Version games. This game once again takes place in the Sinnoh region as a sort of retold story of Diamond and Pearl with a slightly altered storyline. Looker, a secret agent who is doing research on the plans of team galactic, is introduced. He plans to track down team galactic and fully uncover what they plan to do with the research they have gathered. It is later revealed that team galactic plans to harness the powers of both legendary pokémon Dialga, the temporal pokémon, and Palkia, the spatial pokémon. He achieves this by duplicating the red chain to subdue both of them. In order to prevent the complete destruction of spacetime, Giratina, the renegade pokémon, arrives to pull Cyrus into the distortion world, where the player is tasked with going in and either capturing or defeating Giratina to restore balance to spacetime.


Pokémon Heart Gold Version and Pokémon Soul Silver Version:

Pokémon Heart Gold Version and Pokémon Soul Silver Version are the remakes of the second generation games, Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version. These games take place in the Johto region two years later in the storyline of the Pokémon universe after team rocket was disbanded. This game adds a few interesting mechanics to the game such as your lead party pokémon walking behind you just as they did with the Pikachu in the Pokémon Yellow Version game, along with the addition of allowing for full touchscreen play since the battle menu and the entire option menu is on the touchscreen of the DS system. The plot of the game is that your rival has stolen one of the starter pokémon that was offered by Johto's Professor Elm and you have to fight him periodically while also having to battle the seemingly non-disbanded team rocket. They have returned as a group but not under the rule of Giovanni any longer. Their goal this time is to simply steal the strongest pokémon they can get their hands on. You mainly run across your rival in the middle of dealing with the team rocket grunts where he will either battle you to show you how wimpy your team is compared to his or tell you he doesn't have time for wimps like you and just run off. He feels no compasion for pokémon and just usses them as tools, as evidenced by his golbat in victory road who had no evolved yet as it evolves through high friendship. In the end, after the events with team rocket and the elite four, he learns to have compassion for his pokémon partners, allowing his starter to walk with him and his golbat to evolve into crobat.


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