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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View Poll Results: Which version did you pick?
Diamond 22 57.89%
Pearl 16 42.11%
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Fourth Gen's Monthly Poll!
Introduction
Hiya!! Welcome to the new Monthly Polls, where each month you will be presented with a new question to answer! These should be fairly interesting, right? :o

Feel free to PM me, colours, if you have any suggestions on what the next poll should be!

The Poll Question
"When deciding on getting either Diamond or Pearl, what version did you pick and why?"

This time, we're thinking all the way back. If you can remember, what made you choose Diamond over Pearl, or what made you choose Pearl over Diamond? Was it version exclusives as usual? Was it the design of the cover legendaries? Do share!
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    Diamond because Dialga is super duper cool! and the box art is amazing! Thats it, really. My decision is mostly based off of nostalgia because thats the version i played as a kid.
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    Old December 27th, 2016 (1:22 AM).
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    I have both games, but Diamond was personally the one I liked better in terms of version exclusives. Sadly, the copy I have is occupied by a save file my brother defeated the Elite Four on, so he caused me to end up with Pearl instead.
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    Old December 27th, 2016 (7:58 AM).
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    As much as I love both these versions and mascots, my first choice was Diamond and I'd say I still slightly prefer it over Pearl. I think the reason I chose it was mainly due to the fact that I preferred the colour and appearance of diamonds to pearls lmao. Also, back then I liked Dialga a lot more than Palkia, though that's changed since then as both are equally awesome.
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    I personally picked Diamond because I liked Dialga's design better than Palkia. u_u
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      I picked Diamond too, because it has Cranidos, Stunky, and Dialga, which I prefer over their Pearl counterparts. The only thing Pearl has over Diamond is the Misdreavus line, but the Murkrow line is also good, and there's always the Gastly and Drifloon lines for Ghost types.
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      I chose Diamond solely because of Dialga. It's design is very aesthetically pleasing. I actually think both box legendaries were pretty well designed and thoughtout.
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      Although I have Pearl and not Diamond, I chose the latter cause Dialga is awesome and the box art looks so much cooler ^_^
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      Old December 28th, 2016 (12:45 PM).
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      I went with Pearl since Palkia > Dialga for me.

      Though I like Cranidos/Rampardos a lot better than Shieldon/Bastiodon, but, y'know, trading fixes that and I was not aware of version exclusives at the time anyway
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        I've only played Pearl so yeah, Pearl probably. :-3
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        I picked Pearl because I prefer Palkia in terms of design over Dialga. It was probably due in part to the pink-purple-ish coloration. Other version exclusives really didn't matter much to me back then, and really, all Diamond and Pearl have in terms of version exclusives are Pokémon anyways, which could easily be traded for.
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        I am going to go with Diamond, because I like Dialga more than Palkia. Also, I bought and played Diamond before I did Pearl!
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          My older brother and I bought them as our first games and from there on out we always bought the opposite games through XY. (now he's moved out and in the marines)

          I started with Diamond and he took Pearl. I personally just thought Dialga looked a lot cooler than Palkia.
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          I picked Diamond - as many people have said, I just thought Dialga looked way cooler. When I finally got Palkia in Platinum though, I found it much more fun to battle with due to its' speed and being weak to an Elite four member.

          As an aside, anyone else frustrated by the fact that you can't obtain Stunky / Glameow in any other game than Diamond / Pearl respectively, including Gen V now? I have LeafGreen, Emerald, Diamond, Platinum, Black, Black 2 and there are only two families I can't get for National Pokédex as far as I can remember - Purugly and Braviary, and Solosis' families. The latter two are understandable due to them being introduced then, but the lack of Glameow is really frustrating.
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            I picked pearl. I don't remember why I picked it, but it had to do more with me liking the design of Palkia more than Dialga. Though, I prefer platinum (it's my favorite pokemon game).
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            I'd originally wanted to get Pokémon Diamond sooooo bad from Dialga looking super slick, being blue, and it having a big ol' diamond (or supposed to be diamond) in the middle of it's chest. Also my birthstone being a diamond too lol.
            But atm, I didn't have a lot of spending money so I had to settle for a used copy of Pokémon Pearl Throughout the whole game I'd despised it, always wishing and saying how Pokémon Diamond would've of been better (like the copy exclusive Pokémons. But playing throughout Pearl & catching Palkia made me have a hugeeee different stance on it, most of it being the rumor Palkia was wayyyy harder to catch than Dialga. I've grown an attachment to Pearl, #pearl4life
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              Just nostalgia but.....Pearl. Back then one of my family members sorta "claimed" Diamond for themselves because of Diagla so I went with Pearl and wound up loving it and Palkia (though now I'll always go for Platinum).
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                I picked Pearl because I liked Palkia better than Dialga as well as Glameow better than Stunky and Misdreavus better than Murkrow.
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                  Pearl. Palkia is one of my favorite pokemon
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                    I prefer Diamond because I liked the idea of Dialga as main legendary in Diamond.Roar of time is nice signature move for me.
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                    I picked Diamond as well, because we'd already fondly nicknamed Dialga "Time Pony" on the forum I was on at the time, and mercilessly mocked Palkia for its unfortunately shaped head. I don't think they actually had any copies of Pearl in the game shop I went into to get it, either...I got an import copy, and it cost me an absolute fortune. It was worth it, though. My mother picked up Pearl when it got a UK release.
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                      Diamond for me. As a kid the idea of catching and battling with Dialga was more appealing than Palkia
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                        I got them both when they came out but I always advise people to just buy Platinum instead. Same game with a whole lot more.
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                          chose diamond because I liked dialga's design
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