Pokémon: Platinum Version
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|Pokémon: Platinum Version|
|Release Date|| JP September 13, 2008|
US March 22, 2009
AU May 14, 2009
EU May 22, 2009
Pokémon: Platinum Version is the third and final game to be released as part of the Pokémon series' fourth generation. Like most of the third versions in a generation, the game features alterations to the game's storyline and new features.
Pokémon: Platinum version features newly designed clothing for the new characters and new graphics for all of the characters and Pokémon. Like with most alternate versions, Platinum misses several Pokémon that can only be obtained by trading with other versions. However, Platinum also offers more Pokémon from previous generations that could be caught, such as the first generation's legendary birds (Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres) or the third generation's legendary Regi- Pokémon (Regirock, Regice and Registeel).
The most notable new feature would be the addition of a Battle Frontier, like the one in Emerald, that can be accessed upon completion of the Elite Four challenge. The game is also refocused to focus on Giratina, who will appear instead of Dialga and Palkia at Spear Pillar during the Team Galactic event, and a new area called the Distortion Zone must be explored to reach it. Additionally, both Dialga and Palkia can be caught afterwards at the Spear Pillar (where only one of the two could be found in the other versions). The storyline also features new characters, such as Charon and Looker.
Platinum can connect to other copies of the game as well as Diamond and Pearl. Along with trading, the games can also connect to play minigames in the underground and battle on another. It can also both trade and battle with copies of HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Using the dongle method, Pokémon from Pokémon: Ruby and Sapphire Versions, Pokémon: FireRed and LeafGreen Versions, and Pokémon Emerald Version can be uploaded to Diamond and Pearl. Once the Pokémon is in Diamond or Pearl, it can't be transferred back. The player then has to recapture it in the PAL Park.
Pokémon Battle Revolution also connects to Platinum. Pokémon from the DS game can be transferred to Battle Revolution to battle (although the game does not have graphics for Platinum's new alternate formes). Upon completing the Story Mode of the game, a Special Mystery gift is obtainable. Mystery Gift must be already activated on Platinum. Platinum currently is only compatible with the My Pokémon Ranch in Japan after an update is performed; the update is not yet available outside Japan.
The three final Pokemon, which can only be obtained through Nintendo Events, are Darkrai, Shaymin, and Arceus. Additionally the Secret Key, which is used to access Rotom's new formes, can only be obtained through a Nintendo events.