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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    So I'm not sure if it's okay to post this here, but I have been reminiscing about my childhood lately and the first thing that came to mind were the generation 4 Pokemon games. Pokemon diamond was the first game I ever played. From the time I saw that first commercial on tv one afternoon while watching cartoons I knew I had to have them. I love everything from the spritework, to the music, to the E4. I know this generation gets a lot of hate (although I heard in Japan this is one of the most appreciated generations) but imo gen 4 was the golden era of Pokemon. It was the birth of online battles and brought us the physical special split. Anyway I just needed to get that off my chest because I've just been wanting to share my appreciation for my fav Pokemon generation!
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    Gen IV was memorable to a whole lot of people for the very reasons you've described! Not only this, but Platinum's Battle Frontier was also a huge reason why I've personally loved Gen IV.

    While I haven't started with DPPt myself (I started with Gen III), it will always have a special place in my heart for being one of my favourite and most enjoyable generations of Pokemon gaming. ^^
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      I started playing with gen 4, and my first game was Pokémon Diamond, too. Then, I played Pokémon HeartGold, then Pokémon Pearl, Then Platinium. The fourth generation is unforgettable, it gave birth to 2 trainers: both you and me :)
      Without generation 4, who know, I may not be here talking to you on PokéCommunity..
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      Pokèmon Diamond was my first game and it reminisces me about my very first Pokèmon: Turtwig. :')
      While it's true that I've never finished it because little me didn't like getting stuck in games, I'll surely grab it again to settle this.
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        The first game I played was Sapphire, a third generation game, where my sister allowed me to start my very first pokémon journey.
        However, I probably came to know the franchise with the animated series (on our peninsula the franchise first arrived with the
        airing of the Indigo League ep.1 anyway). Diamond version might be the game I played the most( 510 hours and 24 minutes),
        it's also the one I played fully independently(or almost, I was a bit stuck in the second gym, not to mention the cheats that a
        friend gave me in order to get legendary event items) and it was also the last physical game I
        played(excluding a SoulSilver card I was given for a certain amount of time by a guy).
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          Gen 4 was the first game I played when I got my Nintendo. It was awesome. The graphics, the sprites, the legendaries, the gyms, everything was perfect. It is also said on BULBAPEDIA that Gen 4 was the first gen created by Arceus.
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            I didn't get a DS till Gen IV was out, but I actually started with the Gen II remakes. They were good, but I liked Pearl better then Platinum the best. While not being my favorite Gen, Gen IV is in my top 3.
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              While I started with Sapphire version, DPPT and Gen 4 as a whole was when I really started getting social with Pokemon. Before then, the only person I played Pokemon with was my older brother and one friend. Gen 4 started, and a lot of my friends started playing at that time too, so I finally got to actually play Pokemon with other people, so Gen 4 holds a special place in my heart.
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                  I started with the original generation of Pokémon myself, but I consider the 4th Gen to be my "second beginning," because it was when I finally started taking competitive breeding, training, and battling seriously.
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                    Yeah, the first Pokemon game I got was Platinum in 2008 I think it was? I loved it so much, and I remember getting the crap scared out of me when Giratina jumped out at the screen. The distortion world totally BLEW my mind away too. Loved every second of it.
                    I played a few other Pokemon games before I got Platinum, but they weren't mine. Platinum was where my OWN adventure started.
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                    Technically, I started with Generation III, but the first game I owned was Pokemon Diamond. That was nine years ago. Time flies. I don't have a lot to say in regards to gen IV. It was nostalgic, but most of the music was awful, sadly. I do look back fondly on this particular generation, as it's what got me into playing a lot of Pokemon in the first place.
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                      Same story. My favorite Gen and first Pokémon game. Pokémon Platinum. I haven't completed it yet though.
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                        Okay, I think I'm an odd case here. I started Pokemon sometime between the end of Gen II and the start of Gen III. I think it was a couple years before Ruby and Sapphire were released. My cousin gave me a disc with a ton of emulators and ROMs, and it included all of the main series Pokemon games at the time. So, I played those first, starting with Red and going on to Crystal. I wasn't very good at those games nor did I take completing them too seriously, so I don't think I ever actually beat them, but man did I love those games. But then things took a turn for the worst. I was obsessed. Totally and completely obsessed in the worst possible way. This, combined with the fact that my parents had by that point begun hearing rumours about how Pokemon was of the devil, caused my parents to decide that it would be best to cut my ties with the Pokemon series. They didn't take it too seriously, I still managed to sneak in a few episodes of the anime occasionally and I was allowed to play the ROMs I had whenever I was at my grandma's house, but my intake was severely limited, so I basically missed the entirety of Gen III. Eventually though, my obsession waned to the point where they decided it would be fine for me to get me another Pokemon game. Thus came in Gen IV and Pokemon Diamond. It was like a new beginning for me. My first real Pokemon game. Sure, I had played Red, Yellow, and Crystal before, but I never actually beat those, and this was the first REAL game I owned. So, while technically I had played the previous generations, I consider Gen IV to be my first real experience with Pokemon.
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                        Blue was my first game but I don't think I truly appreciated and understood Pokémon until I played Diamond & Pearl. That's one of the many reasons why I hold DPPT as my all-time favourites in the franchise, they mean a lot to me and I have many fond memories sinking hours into them growing up.
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