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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!

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Old December 21st, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Old December 21st, 2012, 07:30 PM
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In HG I'm pretty sure my first Pokemon was a lv. 2 or 3 Pidgey. Maybe a Sentret but for some reason my mind's focusing more on Pidgey, so it was probably that. Wish I could remember. D:

Definitely don't remember for D/P/Pt, but I'm inclined to say it was Starly.

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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:50 AM
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I think Starly was my first in DPPt

For HGSS, it was a Bellsprout...just so I could get an Onix in a trade. XD
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 02:04 PM
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I think that in HG/SS it was Bellsprout
In D/P/Pt it was Shinx
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Old December 25th, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Old December 28th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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My first capture in any of the gen IV games - in Diamond - was a Shinx. I sort of expected another Skitty or Meowth, and was surprised when I saw it was Electric. Other than occasionally making space for things I was training and leveling, it never left my team.

My first captures in both Pearl and Platinum were also Shinxes, and very deliberately.
Old December 28th, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Platinum was Starly and in SoulSilver I caught a Pidgey.

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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Shinx that I used for the rest of the game and later transferred to Soul Silver in Diamond. And a Pidgey in Soul Silver that I evolved and kept right up until the elite four
Old January 2nd, 2013, 07:59 PM
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My first ever was a Bidoof in Diamond, followed by a Starly. In SS, my first caught was a Pidgey.
Old January 2nd, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Platinum it was a Starly, In Soul Silver, It was Sentret
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Definitely bidoof because he was an hm slave

I think in hgss it was a bellsprout

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Old January 4th, 2013, 03:18 PM
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In Platinum my first Pokemon ever caught was a Bidoof or a Starly...iI think it was Bidoof.

In HG/SS my first capture...was a Hoothoot! He's a Noctowl lv.67 now.

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Old January 25th, 2013, 04:54 PM
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My first in HG was sentret, then hoothoot
In pearl, it was shinx and platinum it was starly

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Old January 25th, 2013, 06:40 PM
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Pretty sure is was a Shinx in D/P. Used through-out the whole game.
And don't remember HG/SS. Probably a Pidgey
Old January 27th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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If I remember, it was a Starly on Diamond and on HeartGold (I borrowed from a friend) it was Bellsprout.

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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Starly for DPt
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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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Starly and Hoothoot, i always use them as i encounter them early on and i tend to linger with them for a while, they might not be the BEST but they are certainly capable of doing their flying duties!
Old January 27th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Starly for Diamond and Platinum, Sentret for HG and Hoothoot for SS. Starly and Hoothoot are the best normal/flying types in my opinion. For Sentret in HG, though, I never had an official pure normal typpe on my team. so i decided to capture a Sentret for my team.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Starly in Diamond, Shinx in Platinum, Hoothoot in Soul Silver, and Senret in Heart Gold.
Old January 28th, 2013, 02:06 PM
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I'm not sure what my first Pokemon in DPPt was, but I think it was either Bidoof or Starly. I want to say it was Bidoof in Diamond (the first gen 4 game I played), but I have no clue what it was in the other versions.

In HG/SS, I think it was Hoothoot. It could have been Sentret on HG, but I think I started both games at night, so Hoothoot seems more likely.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 11:16 PM
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On Diamond the first pokemon I captured was a starly. I caught it almost immediately after getting my pokeballs.

On Heartgold I think I caught Slowpoke first. I don't really remember it too well.
Old January 30th, 2013, 01:32 AM
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HG/SS, I think it was rattata.
And in DPPt, it was Starly.

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Old January 30th, 2013, 02:02 AM
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I believe my first catch in pokemon pearl was Bidoof
in HG it was a hoothoot I believe
Old January 30th, 2013, 07:53 PM
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In SS it was a Mareep that I then used in a solo run, but overall I think it was a Starly or a Shinx in Pearl. I always catch one or both of them early on, so there's a 99.999% chance that it was them and a .001% chance that it was a Kricketot.
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