Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Fourth Generation
Reload this Page DPPt Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum?

Notices
For all updates, view the main page.

Fourth Generation Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum kicked off the fourth generation of Pokémon. Two years later, fans of the Johto region were treated to a remastered adventure in HeartGold & SoulSilver. Discuss the games, explore the features, share your experiences, and help other players out!



View Poll Results: Diamond, Pearl, or Platinum?
Diamond (D) 10 17.24%
Pearl (P) 1 1.72%
Platinum (Pt) 47 81.03%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old December 15th, 2013 (03:20 PM).
Nick's Avatar
Nick Nick is offline
What am I to do?
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,901
In 2007, Diamond and Pearl were released onto the Nintendo DS, and in 2009 a third version, Platinum, followed.

Which of the three games do you think is the best? Why? Feel free to elaborate :D
__________________
My current project
Pokémon Citrite Version
In a world riddled with mysteries and turmoil, how will you get by?
Reply With Quote
  #2    
Old December 22nd, 2013 (12:37 AM).
Hikamaru's Avatar
Hikamaru Hikamaru is online now
I just want to go home.
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Australia
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 21,474
Even though Diamond had my fave version mascot of the three, I'm giving this one to Platinum mainly because it has way more features and there's more Pokemon available to catch before post-game. And the updated story was more interesting to follow.
__________________


battle server | tumblr | twitter | lovely pairs
adoption center mentor | fairy club | #teamtrivia

Reply With Quote
  #3    
Old December 22nd, 2013 (04:47 AM).
Starry Windy's Avatar
Starry Windy Starry Windy is online now
Just keep swimming...
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Somewhere where the island is.
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Nature: Modest
Posts: 4,434
Send a message via Skype™ to Starry Windy
Platinum is a definitive win for me, because of many features, including better story and Distortion World which is amazing in its own right.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4    
Old December 22nd, 2013 (07:10 AM).
Popwert16's Avatar
Popwert16 Popwert16 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Twinleaf town
Gender: Male
Nature: Brave
Posts: 1
I would choose platinum because it has many legendary Pokemon than diamond or pearl.
__________________
Popwert16
Reply With Quote
  #5    
Old December 22nd, 2013 (07:32 PM).
Shaussman's Avatar
Shaussman Shaussman is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 6
Platinum because it's so much faster.
__________________
HAF 912 | i3-3220 @ 3.3 GHz | SAPPHIRE HD 7850 2 GB OC Edition
Corsair CX430 | 8 GB Corsair XMS3 1600 | Seagate Barracuda 2 TB | MSI B75MA-P45 | Win 8×64
Reply With Quote
  #6    
Old December 23rd, 2013 (08:58 AM).
Talli's Avatar
Talli Talli is offline
Tsunderes forever
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Dragontopia island
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Nature: Naughty
Posts: 4,324
I will choose platinum too because there is more too do post story wize.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7    
Old December 24th, 2013 (09:37 AM).
Elysieum's Avatar
Elysieum Elysieum is offline
Ely.
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: By the lake.
Gender: Male
Nature: Careful
Posts: 21
It has to be Platinum, hasn't it? It is an improved version of the other two. That's undeniable.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8    
Old December 24th, 2013 (11:42 AM).
Honest's Avatar
Honest Honest is offline
شكرا
Moderator
CS
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: New York City
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 11,634
Send a message via Skype™ to Honest
Platinum, cause it was essentially an improvement of the other two. Way more features post-game as well, iirc. If only I hadn't broken my DS :O
Reply With Quote
  #9    
Old December 29th, 2013 (12:49 PM).
Flakey Bear's Avatar
Flakey Bear Flakey Bear is offline
Just watch it.
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 69
Hard to choose. I enjoyed a long time with Platinum, but i'll say Diamond. This is the Pokémon version i grewn up with and still has the neccesary fun for me.
__________________
Stuff About FlakeyBear

Currently Playing (PC):
Euro Truck Simulator 2. Still have to get past the quick jobs.
Currently Playing (DS):
FIFA 09, or Pokemon Diamond because Battle Corner.I should insert more.
Reply With Quote
  #10    
Old December 29th, 2013 (02:48 PM).
Raimo's Avatar
Raimo Raimo is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 6
I don't think there is too much of a decision. Platinum is superior in 10 out of 10 ways, in-game mechanics, selection of Pokémon, amount of training, etc. Perhaps if it was B/W vs D/P/PT there would be more to discuss, but here there is not.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #11    
Old January 12th, 2014 (03:41 AM).
theonirvana's Avatar
theonirvana theonirvana is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Gender: Male
Posts: 26
Platinum because it has more pokemon than the other two versions
Reply With Quote
  #12    
Old January 12th, 2014 (05:40 AM).
Golden Warrior's Avatar
Golden Warrior Golden Warrior is offline
Pokemon Professor
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Hoenn
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Adamant
Posts: 375
Send a message via Skype™ to Golden Warrior
Well, I WOULD choose Platinum, but ah... I've... Never been able to play it. So, I choose Diamond which has my favorite version mascot anyhow so the choice has some backing.
__________________
Current Pokemon re-play through: XD: Gale of Darkness

3DS/Pokemon Y FC: 5300 - 9087 - 1138
I'll be up to battle or trade, I'll also always be up to multibattle. PM me if you add me here, give me a reason that you're adding me, and I'll be sure to add you back!

Friend Safari: Bug Type
Pokemon: Paras, Beautifly, and Pinsir.
Reply With Quote
  #13    
Old January 12th, 2014 (07:18 PM).
THE Sandwich's Avatar
THE Sandwich THE Sandwich is offline
Eat it to believe it.
Silver Tier
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: The table.
Age: 14
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 426
I accidentally voted for Diamond.
People really choose Platinum don't they?
The 4th Gen originals were not satisfying enough so Platinum wins of course.
Reply With Quote
  #14    
Old January 21st, 2014 (05:09 AM).
Peitharchia's Avatar
Peitharchia Peitharchia is offline
& having to receive it
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York, USA
Posts: 10,983
I prefer Platinum, as it's got improved graphics, enhanced storyline, access to more locations, and things like that. Out of all three games though, my first was Pokémon Diamond.
__________________
keeping it captured.
Reply With Quote
  #15    
Old January 22nd, 2014 (08:36 AM).
Sheep's Avatar
Sheep Sheep is offline
Administrator
CS
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Beach City
Gender: Female
Nature: Timid
Posts: 13,980
Platinum because yay, cooler battle menus and Giratina had a role. The storyline was also a hefty bit better and I was glad to see Cyrus as involved as he was.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #16    
Old January 22nd, 2014 (04:42 PM).
Pendraflare's Avatar
Pendraflare Pendraflare is offline
Spin it again.
Crystal Tier
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 5,512
Send a message via Skype™ to Pendraflare
What kind of question is this? Platinum, of course.

Every reason I have has already been mentioned - no more stupid slowdown, more Pokémon to use in the story, more entertaining battles, Battle Frontier, and vice versa.
__________________
Marriland - (Omega Ruby Wedlocke) (Black 2 Storylocke) | Twitter | Lake Valor | On reduced activity for a while
Wedlocke Challenge | Wonderlocke Challenge | Generation V Fan Club
Reply With Quote
  #17    
Old January 22nd, 2014 (04:48 PM).
Puddle's Avatar
Puddle Puddle is offline
Mission Complete✔
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Age: 19
Gender: Male
Nature: Lax
Posts: 1,458
Sounds like Platinum is a clear winner. I never played that one though, so I have to give it to the one I did play, Diamond.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #18    
Old January 22nd, 2014 (04:54 PM).
curiousnathan's Avatar
curiousnathan curiousnathan is offline
give me the words
Moderator
CS
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Australia
Gender: Male
Nature: Mild
Posts: 6,742
I voted Platinum for the obvious reasons.

Platinum had an extended post-game, improved features (surfing speed being a major one!) and a larger variety of Pokemon to catch and train. Not to mention, revamped sprites and Elite Four rooms!
__________________
gone for a bit
mod| pair
Reply With Quote
  #19    
Old January 22nd, 2014 (04:56 PM).
Shadeh's Avatar
Shadeh Shadeh is offline
KABOOM!
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: The Shadows
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
Posts: 141
Why would you even ask this? Its sooo obvious! Platinum. It has everything from both games plus additional content.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20    
Old January 23rd, 2014 (12:33 AM).
Osiris's Avatar
Osiris Osiris is offline
colors of the wind.
Moderator
CS
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Shamouti Island
Nature: Careful
Posts: 5,171
Send a message via Skype™ to Osiris
I'm going to have to add a +1 to Platinum here, even if I wasn't a fan of the Sinnoh games in general. Added things like the extended postgame and the inclusion of the Battle Frontier at least gave me something to do post-E4, and the Distortion World's still one of my favorite places in any Pokemon game to date.
__________________
Pokémon Poll of the Week XI: What a Ribbiting Poll!
Pokémon Manga Caption Contest #1 (VOTE NOW!)

fightowensfight
Reply With Quote
  #21    
Old January 23rd, 2014 (01:09 PM).
Noblebeastx's Avatar
Noblebeastx Noblebeastx is offline
Platinum Tier
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hoenn
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 2,171
Pokemon Platinum of course. Basically was a remake of diamond and pearl with extras.
__________________

Intel® Core™ i7-5960X (8-cores, 20MB Cache, Overclocked up to 4.0 GHz w/ Turbo Boost) |
32GB Quad Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz | 512GB SSD 6Gb/s Main + 4TB 6kRPM SATA 6Gb/s Storage | Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ Titan Z graphics with 24GB total (2x 12GB) GDDR5 - NVIDIA SLI® Enabled
Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor - UP3214Q | Logitech G502 Proteus Core Optical Gaming Mouse | Logitech G910 Orion Spark Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | Logitech G930 Wireless Gaming Headset

Reply With Quote
  #22    
Old January 23rd, 2014 (04:09 PM).
Tcoppy's Avatar
Tcoppy Tcoppy is offline
W
Gold Tier
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Brave
Posts: 521
Back when I didn't have Platinum I would have said Diamond was the best out of Diamond and Pearl. After I played Platinum, I simply liked it more, it's a better version of Diamond and Pearl combined. The story (even though was the same as the other two) was better, then you have the Battle Frontier (I still like Emerald's better though) and it is definately in my top four Pokemon games.
__________________

Poketch

Reply With Quote
  #23    
Old January 23rd, 2014 (09:04 PM).
Alloute's Avatar
Alloute Alloute is offline
Cat Burglar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Posts: 107
I liked Diamond the most because the story was easier to follow. I never really liked Platinum for some reason. It just seemed like a rehash of Diamond & Pearl.
__________________
大阪この猫は極度のかわいい、彼持っているすべての最もよい特徴を、彼である私の好みの猫!
Reply With Quote
  #24    
Old January 26th, 2014 (07:15 PM).
Mara's Avatar
Mara Mara is offline
All your base are belong to us
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: America
Gender: Other
Nature: Quirky
Posts: 326
Send a message via Skype™ to Mara
I liked the 4th gen a lot. And I really liked Platinum the most of the 3. The whole Distortion World was fun for me to do. And the 4th gen had introduced my favorite fire type pokemon. I love Infernape <3 I also love Dialga. Some really good pokemon :3
Reply With Quote
  #25    
Old January 27th, 2014 (01:56 PM).
Erubbu Erubbu is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Elsweyr
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
Posts: 29
Diamond simply because I played it first. Platinum seems good, but playing through almost the same game again for the first 6 badges or so is tedious. It's a shame, it seems really good.
__________________
3DS Friend code 4914-4004-7777
Reply With Quote
Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are UTC -8. The time now is 02:10 AM.