With Over 100 New Pokemon, They're Gonna Be Everywhere!
"A solid RPG... Games Master UK
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl, exclusively on Nintendo DS, prove that the next generation of Pokémon games is taking the hugely popular franchise to amazing new levels.
"...Wi-Fi brilliance and Pokemon's immortal genius shine through. NGamer UK
"...the real deal. Pocket Gamer UK
Gaming Target 9 of 10
Nintendo finally brings a true Pokemon game to its DS handheld with the release of Pokemon Diamond / Pokemon Pearl...The appearance of characters has been improved, but the process in which you play as a rookie Pokemon trainer hasn't been disturbed. As either a boy or a girl, players begin their quest to the Pokemon League Championship by meeting a new Professor, picking between three initial creatures and collecting hundreds more to completely fill out a Pokedex. The game's Pokedex accounts for the 151 new and old Pokemon, which brings the National Pokedex number to a whopping 493...There's a lot to do in Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl, which looks as good as a top-down Pokemon game is going to get for some time. It also benefits more than any other sequel in the series from a predecessor due to online capabilities.
- Matt Swider