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View Poll Results: Who do you choose?
Dialga 44 39.29%
Palkia 18 16.07%
Giratina 45 40.18%
None of the above 5 4.46%
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (05:09 PM). Edited June 23rd, 2012 by Guy.
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Seeing as we've got something like this with "Lugia or Ho-oh?" I figure, why not one for the DPPt mascots too, right? So, who's your pick: Dialga the Dragon of Time, Palkia the Being of Space, or Giratina the Renegade Pokémon?

...and if you've got the time to explain why, then that's always welcome!
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (05:21 PM).
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I like Giratina the most out of the three.
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I like Giratina because what isn't there to like about a big honking antimatter dragon?
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Although, not playing Platinum that often and not really battling or using a Girnaitna myself, I still prefer this Pokemon over the rest. It's design in Platinum was a winner compared to the designs of Dialga and Palkia for me personally.
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Old June 23rd, 2012 (07:56 PM).
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Defenatly Giratina, it's a pain to find in Diamond/Perl though.
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I love Giratina's design (both formes) and shiny coloration! Palkia is a close second though.
Giratina also got a decent amount of backstory in Platinum that really made him a memorable Pokemon for me.
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Giratina. It's design and concept captured my interest from the get-go.
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For some reason I like Dialga more, probably because time really interests me, Diamond was my first DPPt game, yeah, biased. Giratina is cool but I also like Dialga's design a lot too.
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I like Dialga more, primarily because I played with Diamond first. It's also good at taking hits. Palkia does come in close because of its good offensive capabilities.
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I always thought Palkia looked whack. Dialga was better, but Giratina was my favorite.
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I really like Dialga. Entirely because of the whole Time thing, I think it's fascinating. Giratina's a close second though. seriously, wtf palkia
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I'd have to go with Dialga. Diamond was the only game of the generation I got to play, and I just really love Dialga's design. Roar of Time was a splendid signature move for it, and I've always loved the animation. I never really liked Palkia's design, as it just looked pretty weird to me, and not in any way as majestic as Dialga appears to be, so no way I'd ever choose it.

Giratina would come as a close second though, as I've always loved the whole two formes thing, and both had great designs. I also liked how they gave it a bit of an eerie backstory and feel to it, with the whole reverse world and such, so definitely a close run between those two.

So yeah, my favourite is Dialga, with Giratina close by, and Palkia long behind.
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Oh, I see that for the moment I'm the only one who voted Palkia...
I'm not really fond of this trio now, but in my first game of Pearl Version, I really liked Palkia. I was more interested in the master of space than in the master of time, and I liked its double-type. Its design is pretty... Strange, of course, but I prefer it than Dialga's or Giratina's.
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I'd pick time manipulation over space and antimatter on a whim. In fact, since I need time to explain why I prefer one over the other two, all other arguments against Dialga are invalid.

Seriously though? I played Pokémon Diamond and not Pearl, and I liked Dialga more than Giratina because the time affinity is way too appealing. Oh and Dialga's blue. I don't know why but I prefer his colour over the other two's pink and black for the overall concept of huge tyrannical legendary beings that control time or space or antimatter.
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Dialga has always been my favorite of the three, because of its design. It looks so cool. Girantina would come in close second though.

I hate Palkia though, ugly :<
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I love giratina becous of its design and type combo. I mean, a GHOST DRAGON!? Two of my favorite types...combined! All into one big dragon full of ghost-ness, dragon-ness, antimater-ness, awesome-ness, and pokemon.
And its SS walking srprite. Both formes are awesome. And a baby giratina would look adorable, considering the arceus event where you get your giratina at level 1.
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I don't really care for any of them and never even got to access the event where you choose one. Dialga's teeth are weirdly placed and that bugs me, Palkia looks hunchback, and Giratina is alright. So I guess I'll pick Giratina. I do love Ghost types, lol.
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I love Dialga. Guess why?

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That's right, Pokémon Mystery freaking Dungeon. Just his theme is so...cool... :D
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I don't really like any of these. They don't really seem to be inspired off of anything, and they are covered in pointless armor. They are decorated in clashing colored markings, and they aren't even too good in battle. If I absolutely had to pick one, I'd pick Giratina, as the Ghost/Dragon typing is useful in battle.
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While I did choose Pearl initially because I preferred Palkia over Dialga (it reminded me of a pink Godzilla at the time), I've grown to like Dialga more ever since I finished the game. I now prefer his unique typing and steel dragon-llama design, and controlling time does seem like the coolest power out of the three of them.
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Quote originally posted by Zayphora:
I like Giratina because what isn't there to like about a big honking antimatter dragon?
Hell yeah!Besides that,its so epic and imperial :3 My favourite pokemon
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Dialga wins this one for me. The design is amazing, Roar of Time is the best signature move, and being the Dragon of Time makes for the one of the best legendaries, at least imo. Palkia doesn't appeal to me at all and is why I bought Diamond instead. Giratina is pretty cool but the design isn't as good as Dialga's.
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Palkia for me. I hate Dialga because it always cheats on PMD. Stupid Roar of Time. And Palkia is pink. PINK!!!! I have a problem.
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I think that Dialga has a better look than the other two. That may just be that I prefer blue to pink, though. I love the feather/spikes on its back. It's just a generally cool Pokémon. YAY FOR DIALGA. <3
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Well in Platinum I really enjoyed the Distortion World, so I guess that makes Giratina my favorite. I wasn't exactly in love with any of the legendaries from D/P/Pt though, so that doesn't mean that much.

Palkia would have to come in a close second, despite it's um...bizzare design. I kind of liked the Spacial Rift in PMD2. It was cool.
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