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 September 27th, 2013 (2:31 AM).
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    @pokemoner2500: I haven't really played it yet. The GameFreak logo does seem to appear rather slow, and the when I press start on the title screen it goes to New Game immediately. Is that normal? I have no game other than Soul Silver to compare it to.
    The intro is slow in DPt, especially the beginning where the GF logo appears.
    If that cartridge doesn't contain any save file beforehand, it was normal that you were be directed to New Game.

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    Old September 27th, 2013 (6:22 AM).
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      The intro is slow in DPt, especially the beginning where the GF logo appears.
      If that cartridge doesn't contain any save file beforehand, it was normal that you were be directed to New Game.
      Ah thanks. Everything seems to point in the direction that the games are in fact genuine. If anyone can confirm that the markings on the back are correct, then I'll be 100% convinced.

      But just out of curiosity (and just to be safe): is there a way to check if the game is genuine ingame? Like getting a friend-code, or connecting to a global network? I have the original DS, if that matters.

      In case you haven't noticed, I'm entirely new to this. I've played Pokémon since I was a kid, but lost interest after Gen III. I'm giving the new Pokémon a fair chance, and I would hate to start out with a fake game.
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      Old September 27th, 2013 (7:35 AM).
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        Ah thanks. Everything seems to point in the direction that the games are in fact genuine. If anyone can confirm that the markings on the back are correct, then I'll be 100% convinced.

        But just out of curiosity (and just to be safe): is there a way to check if the game is genuine ingame? Like getting a friend-code, or connecting to a global network? I have the original DS, if that matters.

        In case you haven't noticed, I'm entirely new to this. I've played Pokémon since I was a kid, but lost interest after Gen III. I'm giving the new Pokémon a fair chance, and I would hate to start out with a fake game.
        I'm not sure about the serial codes of EUR versions, but judging by the images they all look legit to me.
        From what I know of there are no bootleg DS games (or at least here in my area), though there are various flash cards like R4 across the globe.
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        Old September 27th, 2013 (11:12 AM).
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        From what I know of there are no bootleg DS games (or at least here in my area), though there are various flash cards like R4 across the globe.
        There aren't any bootleg DS games as far as I know, but I do know that fake cartridges exist. I identified one in my local GameStop a few years ago. They are way more uncommon than fake GBA games though, so I'm really banking on these games here to be legit. So far everything is checking out.
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        Old September 27th, 2013 (4:07 PM).
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        There aren't any bootleg DS games as far as I know, but I do know that fake cartridges exist. I identified one in my local GameStop a few years ago. They are way more uncommon than fake GBA games though, so I'm really banking on these games here to be legit. So far everything is checking out.
        Not true, once I bought 3 Platinums (1 for me, 2 for friends) and they were all fake. If I clicked save it would save forever. I would try saving and if it saves you should be fine!
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        Old September 27th, 2013 (5:26 PM).
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        Not true, once I bought 3 Platinums (1 for me, 2 for friends) and they were all fake. If I clicked save it would save forever. I would try saving and if it saves you should be fine!
        Compare the number of fake DS games you see on eBay to the GBA ones. There are more GBA fakes than DS fakes. I know what I'm talking about, so please don't try to say I'm lying when I've been dealing with fake games and helping with identification for years.

        That being said, Undertaker Sheep, it would really help if you could play the game and maybe take screenshots, or try to save and see if you have the saving problem like pokemoner2500 had. That'd probably be the final ticket to telling if your games are fake or not.
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          That being said, Undertaker Sheep, it would really help if you could play the game and maybe take screenshots, or try to save and see if you have the saving problem like pokemoner2500 had. That'd probably be the final ticket to telling if your games are fake or not.
          I finally had enough time to play Pokémon Platinum. I'm playing as I'm typing this.

          The intro cinematic has no issues at all. The introduction with Prof. Rowan goes without a hitch. I just received my first Pokémon and battled my rival, all without issues. I'm on my way to Prof. Rowan now.

          The first time I saved the game, it seemed to take a while. Soul Silver also has long saving times, but I decided to time it with my stopwatch just in case. Saving in Platinum takes about 7 seconds. Seems normal, right?

          All in all, I'm pretty convinced my games are real. Thanks for the help, everyone!
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                Hi guys, I need help with something. When am I going to be able to trade Pokemon from PLATINUM to SOUL SILVER?
                I was planning to play through the WHOLE Pokemon Platinum and then trade few Pokemon like Eevee and Growlithe as soon as I start playing Soul Silver. Is that possible? Or I have to go through some plot (maybe get a national pokedex or sth too) before i can trade?

                Also do you think it might affect experience (in a bad way) if I get all the Pokemon through trading as soon as I start playing? (they would all be level 5 or so, but they would be traded instead of caught?

                Also, I assume Pokemon are breedable in Platinum right? Are there any good/bad side effects of bred Pokemon?

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                They can trade! You just need a Pokedex in both of them to be able to. :) But yes, they are compatible. You don't need a National Dex either.

                Traded Pokemon will gain experience faster than ones you catch yourself, so I don't recommend trading in a lot of them right at the beginning. Maybe after gym 3 or 4 is when it's best to, because traded Pokemon will stop listening to you if you don't have the right amount of badges.

                You can breed in Platinum, but you'd have to be specific on what good things you're looking for when it comes to that, haha. Egg moves and such are nice. I don't know a thing about IV breeding though.
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                Old October 7th, 2013 (12:24 PM).
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                  Oh thanks, so basically, I can go into the first poke center and trade right?

                  If I earn a badge saying all Pokemon up to level 20 then I shouldn't have problem with a level 19 Growlithe, however if I level it up to level 21, it won't listen to me, right?

                  Breeding is not that important, I just want low level Pokemon I can trade :D
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                  Yeah, you should be good to trade at that point. :) I know you can definitely trade before leaving Sandgem in DPPt, and probably before leaving Cherrygrove in HGSS. So yeah!

                  That's how it works, yup. If you've got a badge that has them listen up to 20, you're good till they break that boundary, so 21+ won't listen to you. And in gen IV, every other badge controls traded Pokemon. So the first one is 20 (you start with an initial 10 I believe), 3rd is 30, 5th is 50...etc. Pretty sure that's right, anyway. I may have that mixed up with another gen, but that's essentially how they work.

                  Ah, okay. If you ever have specific breeding questions though, just let us know! :) Also, since you're wanting to trade early, what I like to do is just trade an egg of the Pokemon that I want. So if I want a Blaziken in HG, I would trade a Torchic egg at the beginning of the game. That way you can get that Pokemon and it'll hatch and be under your name, so you don't have to deal with the badges controlling it. :)
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                    waitwaitwaitwaitwait, I didnt know that!
                    How do you trade Eggs? Normally just like a Pokemon, or an item, or in some other way?
                    So what you are saying is that if I breed an Eevee, get an egg in Platinum, and trade it to SS before it hatches, it won't obey me no matter how leveled it is? even if it is over the badge's limit?

                    I find breeding fascinating, even though I have no idea how it functions. "father", "tutoring moves", I see it on Bulbapedia but it has no meaning to me. Are there any other benefit from specific breeding aside from getting a starting move you want?

                    Also, I should thank you Sydian, you have answered all of my noobish questions I have asked since now in details, so yeah, thanks. :D
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                    Old October 8th, 2013 (5:11 AM).
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                    waitwaitwaitwaitwait, I didnt know that!
                    How do you trade Eggs? Normally just like a Pokemon, or an item, or in some other way?
                    So what you are saying is that if I breed an Eevee, get an egg in Platinum, and trade it to SS before it hatches, it won't obey me no matter how leveled it is? even if it is over the badge's limit?

                    I find breeding fascinating, even though I have no idea how it functions. "father", "tutoring moves", I see it on Bulbapedia but it has no meaning to me. Are there any other benefit from specific breeding aside from getting a starting move you want?

                    Also, I should thank you Sydian, you have answered all of my noobish questions I have asked since now in details, so yeah, thanks. :D
                    Yes you can trade an egg over to another game (of the same gen) just like you would with any other Pokemon, also if you trade an egg and it hatches in another game, that Pokemon basically adopts your OT and ID No. on that file just like any Pokemon you'd catch there normally.

                    So yeah, whichever game your egg hatches in, it will adopt your OT name and ID No. meaning that it won't disobey you ever. Keep that in mind.
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                    So what you are saying is that if I breed an Eevee, get an egg in Platinum, and trade it to SS before it hatches, it won't obey me no matter how leveled it is? even if it is over the badge's limit?
                    Just to clarify, traded Pokemon will listen to you, you just have the right badge. :) And when you have all 8, all Pokemon will listen to you, so yeah. You'd have full reign then, haha.

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                    Old October 8th, 2013 (9:23 AM). Edited October 8th, 2013 by Guardian.
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                      Thanks guys! I chose Soul Silver to be the game where I am going to use my 100%-favorite Pokemon team so it's great to hear I can have it right from the start. Now I just have to figure out how to trade eggs from P to SS, but I have time for that. Anyway, thanks! :D

                      Ops, one more, do those Pokemon I want to trade within eggs have to be in pokedex in soul silver already or that are NO requirements?
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                      Thanks guys! I chose Soul Silver to be the game where I am going to use my 100%-favorite Pokemon team so it's great to hear I can have it right from the start. Now I just have to figure out how to trade eggs from P to SS, but I have time for that. Anyway, thanks! :D

                      Ops, one more, do those Pokemon I want to trade within eggs have to be in pokedex in soul silver already or that are NO requirements?
                      The requirement is you must have at least 2 Pokemon in your party to trade.
                      As well as obtaining Johto Dex in SS and Sinnoh Dex in Pt.
                      Whew finally I get to answer, since Syd and Nichole went offline. Lol
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                        Wait, didn't Sydian just tell me I can go into first pokecenter and trade? On the upper floor?

                        Ops, Johto pokedex is the one you get right in the beginning lol. Nvm

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                        Wait, didn't Sydian just tell me I can go into first pokecenter and trade? On the upper floor?

                        Ops, Johto pokedex is the one you get right in the beginning lol. Nvm

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                        Hahaha, basically her words are the same meaning like mine, but she didn't said it explicitly like I did.

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                            This is Diamond/Pearl right? The GTS building can be found in Jubilife City, but you will need at least one Gym Badge to be able to use it.
                            ohhh thx dude. i thought gts was in the pokemon center hahaha. thx man ill look for it
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                              Is Feebas common in Pearl or is it the same as it was in Gen 3?
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                              Is Feebas common in Pearl or is it the same as it was in Gen 3?
                              Well it's found by fishing in four specific water tiles in Mt. Coronet (I believe the basement) which randomize every day, which is unlike the ones on Route 119 in R/S/E in which they were changed by changing the trendy phrase in Dewford Town.

                              So basically, it's a bit harder to get in 4th Gen than it was in 3rd Gen.
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