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29th June 2008, 2:14 PM
Whats the quickest time it took you to complete Pokemon Diamond/Pearl of course without hacking/cheating etc :)

Just curious cuz it took me like 2 months to complete it frist time... but to be fair I wasnt playing it everyday!

29th June 2008, 10:07 PM
Whats the quickest time it took you to complete Pokemon Diamond/Pearl of course without hacking/cheating etc :)

Just curious cuz it took me like 2 months to complete it frist time... but to be fair I wasnt playing it everyday!

57 hours and 21 minutes NOT including completing the national dex.

29th June 2008, 10:31 PM
Yeah I was in school at the time and it took 3 months to beat the elite four.....but only 18:45...less than a day!

29th June 2008, 10:34 PM
First time I did it in around 40 hours.

29th June 2008, 10:50 PM
I beat it in 17 hours, in the span of 2 days. That was my first time. I really wanted to get to breeding.

hello moto
30th June 2008, 12:19 AM
I beat it in 17:25 in 2 days, about 3 hours of it was to look for HM08 ( i missed the cabin)

30th June 2008, 12:40 PM
I started the game on November 7th and completed the Elite Four on the 19th after 19 hours of gameplay.

30th June 2008, 1:00 PM
It took me quite a long time to fully complete it. About 2 months. To be fair, I am an avid reader and I was kept busy by speed reading Harry Potter 7. I also tend to play games slowly and find every trainer and item before getting on with the story. That way, I tend to find it easier in the long run.

30th June 2008, 1:03 PM
It took me something around a week to beat the game =P

Edit: Rank up. Yay.

30th June 2008, 1:12 PM
I beat it up to the E4 in 4 days... =D

Mega Weavile
30th June 2008, 1:39 PM
It took me about 23 hours, but that were 3 or 4 days.

Sharks Shouldn't Fly
30th June 2008, 8:59 PM
I beat the Elite 4 at 18:15...but that ended up being about a month in real time; I was in school and pretty busy.

30th June 2008, 9:16 PM
I made my E4 debut at 11:27 (no cheating device). I'm now currently up to 122:20 hours.

Sapphire Phoenix
30th June 2008, 9:37 PM
I think my fastest was between 6-8 hours. I only got through so fast because I traded the pokemon to another game and trained them and traded back.

30th June 2008, 11:00 PM
My fastest time was 40:07 on the dot. My friend actually led me to believe that the creator of the game beat in 50 hours. xD

30th June 2008, 11:08 PM
about 2 months ev train iv those things took time

30th June 2008, 11:09 PM
I beat the Elite Four on May 2, 2007 (I got the game the say of the American release) with 20:05 hours.

1st July 2008, 12:45 AM
took me about a month, and a bit over a day of playtime. if u had a guide and were really dedicated, and only raised a few pokemon up then surely u cud do it in half a day or less..

1st July 2008, 2:37 AM
i beat in 20 hours in like 3 days, lol i beat in like 22 minutes with hax

1st July 2008, 5:50 AM
It took me about 25 hours or so

1st July 2008, 6:18 AM
Started April 22 ended it the 27 and had about 9 Hours and 55 min

Then when i beat battle tower palmer first time 45 Hrs.

2nd time 50:55

1st July 2008, 6:42 AM
It took me to go through everything and beat the elite four 20:47 hours which is pretty good i guess

1st July 2008, 6:39 PM
started the 22nd of April finished on May 9th
16:34 total

2nd July 2008, 12:24 AM
I sped trough the ame at 4:38.
Of Course, My E4 Team completely relied on Full restores and Revives. I somehow made it though!

2nd July 2008, 6:53 AM
started april 24th finished april 29th with 14:22

2nd July 2008, 9:10 AM
started:june 21 (it's when it came out for austraila) finished:june 26 time it took: around 16 hours

2nd July 2008, 9:13 AM
It took me to beat the game at 18:36

2nd July 2008, 9:25 AM
My first run through probably took me about 80 hours or so of play time due to about 10 hours' worth of fumbling around in the beginning, as I hadn't played since Ruby and had no idea which Pokemon were good or bad, and 15 or so hours worth of fumbling training my Kadabra / Haunter duo right before catching Palkia. After that, it was another 10 or so hour hiatus raising a Garchomp and fine-tuning my team for the face-off with the Elite Four.

My second run through has me stopped right before Victory Road at about 60 hours right now, due to the need to EV-tuning my team before continuing on. Plus, playing with a 5-strong team all the way to Canalave tended to slow things down somewhat (I was reserving my last slot for my GameStop Deoxys when I got it), plus I took another 15-20 hours to fill out my Pokedex, including a lot of time surfing GTS, which was worth it to get my own Cranidos, plus a Machamp, Golem, Gengar, and Alakazam, as well as a Munchlax/Snorlax and Feebas/Milotic.

My Dex is at 101/141 right now, and will most likely be closer to 120/149 by the time I get to the end of Victory Road. ^_^

Laser Shuckle
2nd July 2008, 9:37 AM
it took me 3 days

big bad deoxys
2nd July 2008, 4:32 PM
4 days for me.

big bad deoxys
2nd July 2008, 4:37 PM
4 days for me.

big bad deoxys
2nd July 2008, 4:39 PM
4 days for me.

big bad deoxys
2nd July 2008, 4:40 PM
4 days for me.

big bad deoxys
2nd July 2008, 4:46 PM
4 days for me.

2nd July 2008, 7:03 PM
Nice 5 post you have there, delete the extra ones, I hate it when ppl don't use the delete button.
It took me about 50 hours, I got stuck once, I didn't know I was supposed to go to the library, but due to that, I beat E4 like nothing,

2nd July 2008, 9:26 PM
18:14 is what it says my hall of fame debut was it took me about 150 hours to complete the national dex.

2nd July 2008, 10:42 PM
First time I had school, so it took me 6 days. Then when my game mysteriously reset (*cough* broke *cough*) I took my time and it took my about a month.

9th July 2008, 3:57 AM
I like to just make the most of my game and not worry about how fast I beat it. I try to enjoy it. Thats just the way I play most games. So I have no idea how long it took me to beat it. If I had to guess...probably about 4 months. I played a little every day.

9th July 2008, 7:33 AM
if you use only one teamy then the lv goes up faster with as result that random battles will be more easy and faster, it will get hard at the E4 though but if you have enough items than that won't be a problem as well.

9th July 2008, 7:35 AM
if you use only one teamy then the lv goes up faster with as result that random battles will be more easy and faster, it will get hard at the E4 though but if you have enough items than that won't be a problem as well.

9th July 2008, 9:34 AM
Around a week...since I got my Diamond right when I was having a final exam...haha..

9th July 2008, 9:56 AM
Even though I was confused about the changes (psychical, special etc.) and maybe some other things too, I beated the Elite Four when I had played like 6 days (24th-30th Dec.).

9th July 2008, 3:50 PM
i beat it in 4 days. i think the total hour count was like 30 sumthin hours.

Blazing Inferno
11th July 2008, 1:52 AM
It took me about a month with 18:36 hours.

Super Shedinja
11th July 2008, 2:03 AM
It took me over 50 hours first time through. I restarted it and got 9:40 minutes exactly, with no cheats whatsoever. I only suspect it was only a few days total because I play alot every day.

11th July 2008, 2:55 AM
took me about 22 hours to beat the elite 4, over about 36 hours in real time

11th July 2008, 3:31 AM
It took me just about 30 hours the first time.

11th July 2008, 8:56 AM
I'm at 30hours so far, and I'm training my pokemon. All 8 badges, training for E4. I was trying to have most the pokemon seen by E4 so I could get my Nat. Dex right after, but only 121 seen, and I'm probably going to have to spend a while training before the E4.

Yellow Torterra
11th July 2008, 8:34 PM
6 hours(no joke)
for completing the pokedex: 475:10, 150 hours with the E4, 20 hours Trading
the rest:Goofing around

Mega Typhlosion
11th July 2008, 9:43 PM
I beated the Elite Four in a week and a half I think...

12th July 2008, 1:06 AM
It took me about 5 hours to beat the game I'm now working on the national dex.

12th July 2008, 1:08 AM
It took me about 5 hours to beat the game I'm now working on the national dex.

14th July 2008, 11:10 PM
It took me 12 hours to beat the E4 and after only 24 hours of game play I completed the national dex. Luckily for me I had 491 pokemon in order on my diamond version.
I'm glad poke ranch came out as well (needed some space for a competitive team)

15th July 2008, 3:07 PM
17:59, not 18 hours, 17:59 xD

16th July 2008, 4:50 PM
I beat it in 22:02. I was training my pokes until a friend lent me his Rayquaza (LV 100) to knock out the E4. I just wanted my LV 100s from my Sapphire. :P

groovitational snubbul
16th July 2008, 10:17 PM
it took me quite a long time but i always over-train pokemon in the wild....i cant help it...

17th July 2008, 1:55 PM
It took me around a week and 24 hours to complete the game.

17th July 2008, 2:07 PM
Without trading, about 35 hours..

Riano Ostergarro
17th July 2008, 2:15 PM
36 hours for me.

17th July 2008, 3:51 PM
Wow... You people are pretty slow compared to me. I beat it in around 11 hours. I did have the strategy guide with me though. And I played thoughs 11 hours nonstop too.

I'm addicted to the Pogeymanz....

17th July 2008, 11:59 PM
I beat it in 13 hours and something minustes. Most was spent training before the Elite Four.

18th July 2008, 12:15 AM
Well I am sort of a perfectionist and have to battle every trainer in the game and exploore every area as well as get every item, my fasterst time was 22 hours.

18th July 2008, 3:31 AM
About a year, but mostly because the moment I got to Hearthrome, I become addicted to the contests for months. Then moved along with one Gym Leader per month, stripping every panel of the game from sidequests to Itemfinder. It helped me in the long run.

18th July 2008, 8:43 AM
1.5 days to complete diamond. i had school then, so it would be 3 days. but every day after school, i played. so yea.

i had no stratgay guide (thx youtube and the ppl with the japanese version of the game lol)

Laser Shuckle
18th July 2008, 10:14 AM
it took me 3 days without school

18th July 2008, 12:47 PM
LoL@those who completed in a year or more.

The fastest 4 me is in 1 month. I slept only like 4 hours btw. So I cut my sleeping hours.

19th July 2008, 1:57 AM
Well I just beat the game today, and when I went back after I had beaten the E4, credits roll through, you know what I'm talking about, I checked my pokedex (I wanted to get my Nat. to use GTS) and I have 148 pokemon in it. Then I went and caught Azelf real fast, went to Celestic City and saw Palkia from the old lady and had my Nat. Dex. Then I looked at my game time and it was under 40 hours (like 38:36).

19th July 2008, 3:17 AM
with Breakfast lunch and dinner and sleep and interuption breaks I beat it in about 4 days

19th July 2008, 3:23 AM
took me 2 days

19th July 2008, 7:30 AM
3 weeks, because my mom said I still had to sleep early even though it was summer.

What a bummer.


Ms. Mime
17th August 2008, 3:30 AM
Woah, I must suck. I beat it in 3 months. :[

Shadow Tepi 8
17th August 2008, 5:50 AM
I think I beat Diamond in about a week
In terms of playtime when I beat Cynthia it was about 42 hours

17th August 2008, 5:56 AM
23;30 but my friend said that with strat guide he beat it in two hours.(probably just saying stuff)

17th August 2008, 5:57 AM
23;30 but my friend said that with strat guide he beat it in two hours.(probably just saying stuff)

17th August 2008, 7:58 AM
I took the one pokemon challenge and finished it in 1 hr 57 min

17th August 2008, 8:04 AM
No short time here...I took my time. It took me around 2 months too. It is a good game. There should not be any reason to rush. I imagine if I got a good trade, I would be able to beat in less then 8 hours though.

17th August 2008, 8:07 AM
stupid school, i finished it in 3 months cos i only got to play less then an hour a night, total time was about 28 hours i think.

17th August 2008, 8:07 AM
I took me about 7 days. I got it on X-mas and completed it on New Year's Eve.

Still, DP is endless fun.

17th August 2008, 8:23 AM
I completed it in 2 days .. 25 hours of gameplay ..

17th August 2008, 6:21 PM
i completed diamond in 18:23. i got the game april 28 but didnt finish it until may 20. meh stupid school.

17th August 2008, 11:18 PM
About 3 to 4 days.

18th August 2008, 12:23 AM
Well, I have summoned Dialga´s power cuz (my trainer card info):
My adventure started: September 6th of 2007
And first hall of fame: June 28th of 2007

Just kidding, as I live in Brazil, the date setting is different
I got the DS and the pokémon at my last year birthday and I setted the date to:
that at here is June 9th
and I started the game, so it counted as September 6th

After a while, I got the date right and it turned back to June, so my trainer card info is really weird

Ok, the real time was around 50 hours
Too much time

18th August 2008, 11:35 PM
2 Weeks.
20 Hours.

20th August 2008, 9:55 AM
i think my first time was 50 hour but i wasn't trying to beat the game fast

21st August 2008, 2:48 AM
my first time was about 17 hours

21st August 2008, 3:09 AM
Took me around 4 Days, though 26 hours of actual play time, to beat the elite 4

21st August 2008, 3:09 AM
18 hours or so, would've beaten earlier but I wanted to EV train Dialga for the Elite 4.

shiny manafi
21st August 2008, 6:04 AM
9:57 hours. You people take unbelievably long time to finish it

shiny manafi
21st August 2008, 6:04 AM
9:57 hours. You people take unbelievably long time to finish it

21st August 2008, 9:41 AM
I took around 8 hours

22nd August 2008, 11:42 PM
i beat it on 2:51 i used AR

23rd August 2008, 3:12 AM
^ i thought it said without any cheating devices.
im not really sure why this game was so easy/quick because previous games like ruby/lg/emerald all took me like 80+ hours. maybe its just because i dont suck that bad anymore.

23rd August 2008, 3:26 AM
First time was 63:00...Wow lol

23rd August 2008, 3:36 AM
First time was 63:00...Wow lol

23rd August 2008, 5:50 PM
1:21 i used AR LOL

24th August 2008, 11:51 AM
I beat it after 6 days of gameplay.[would have been faster,if I didn't have school..]

24th August 2008, 1:24 PM
I beat mine having only 4:25 gameplay hours.

I simply make use of the VS Seeker and challenge high-leveled Trainers to level up faster. It would have been faster if only my Pokemon holds a Lucky Egg and was infected with Pokerus.

Leveling up takes most of the time in playing RPGs isn't it?

24th August 2008, 1:50 PM
I played for A week. And it was 50:00 hours of gameplay. I think thats my quickest time.

24th August 2008, 2:38 PM
I completed it in nearly 5 hours.

24th August 2008, 6:12 PM
A few weeks.

24th August 2008, 6:16 PM
It took me one day and 23 hours of play to get past the elite four.... i play to much.

25th August 2008, 7:15 AM
my friend is on the 8th gym and it only been 8 hour but i gave him a lv 92 scizzor and a dialga lv 50 but he never use them only if there his last pokemon.

Drake Pokétrainer
25th August 2008, 9:55 PM
0ne week, the first time I've played it.
I never restarted it after that.

27th August 2008, 1:53 AM
it took me 44 hours
i like to train a lot

27th August 2008, 10:35 AM
I think my shortest time was about one week, with twenty-one hours spent playing the game.

I know I could beat it faster, but I really do try to take my time with the game, because I usually rush things. Plus, I really enjoy wasting time by exploring everywhere, and talking to people, to see the useless things they have to say.

27th August 2008, 10:43 AM
Took me exactly 22 hours and 36 minutes to finish the game on my first try.
On my pearl it took twice as long cuz i was messing around xD

27th August 2008, 11:39 AM
On diamond the first time i ever played it i beat the leuage and got the natdex in 53 hours and about 20mins (i like to get every thing and take out every trainer), but i have restarted it another two times on the 2nd time 52 hours, and on the third time 16 hours and 19 mins with the natdex, and pearl (I haven't started again) i am on the 8th gym in 15 hours and 52 mins.

28th August 2008, 5:57 AM
I finished my Diamond in 33 hours. It was a great 33 hours.

28th August 2008, 7:46 AM
I finished my "Pokémon Diamond" in about 30 hours and 25 minutes because i had no time to play around like Ev training during the In-Game so i took the best possible candidates for a good overall In-Game team so just for Curiosity i wil let you know.. Though it might be obvious...

Rapidash L.57
Honchrow L.57
Garchomp L.57
Empoleon L.57
Roserade L.57
Heracross L.57

The Heracross was a major fluke i was new at the time to D/P so i put some honey and came back and before you know it there was a Heracross i learned that you could alter the Gender/Level by SRing since i didn't at the time i had no choice but to catch it

28th August 2008, 7:49 AM
Ahhh, lets see... 37 hours and 39 minutes. xD;

No guides or anything either~

I am now up to 418+ hours of play since April 9th when I started the game.

28th August 2008, 4:14 PM
It took me like 45 hours on my Pearl, but on my Diamond right now I'm just before Volkner with only 26 hours, so I think I'll probably complete it in around 35 hours or so.

28th August 2008, 6:46 PM
I just went though with piplup, found the whole game easy.

I beat the E4 within 14:56 minutes.

Pinata Panda
28th August 2008, 6:48 PM
I beat it in like 23 hours is what it said but I still havent "beat" it because I havent finished my pokedex

28th August 2008, 8:26 PM
completed the elite 4 in 17:32 hours and mins. it wasnt too hard tbh.

29th August 2008, 12:11 AM
i took me about 10 minutes because i used the walk through walls cheat
beat that

jk i took about 20 hours

i go through it fast and use only 3 pokemon

29th August 2008, 6:17 AM
i beat it like in 32 min, of play time

29th August 2008, 7:08 AM
6 days about 50 hours because in school long holiday.....(without hint,no cheat,no hacking)

30th August 2008, 6:45 PM
I completed Diamond (beat E4, got national dex, etc, etc) in about 47 hours

Ya kinda long I know, but i like exploring and beating all the trainers :)

#1pokemon master
1st September 2008, 8:28 AM
It took 6 days!;107;

1st September 2008, 10:43 AM
it took me 3 weeks of real life time cause of school exams :( but of actual gameplay it only took me 23 hours.

2nd September 2008, 3:12 AM
I got to the E4 in 11 hours. I had a bit of trouble so I trained a bit more. Beat the game in 13 hours.

2nd September 2008, 2:19 PM
I don't exactly remember how many hours of play time I had when I completed the game but what I do remember is that I finished the game in three days...and I'm completely being honest. I got the game on June 26, 2007 and made it to the hall of fame on June 29, 2007. This was over a year ago that I've done this.

2nd September 2008, 9:44 PM
12 hours.

i used no hacks, no cheats, i didnt stop and leave my DS on. i just went straight through everything. i tried my best not to waste time.

3rd September 2008, 2:04 AM
well i think like 3 months and at maybe 100 too 120 hours. i battled everyone i could find before the E4. and i raised all my pokemon to level 70(by all i mean 6 of them)

3rd September 2008, 5:04 AM
It took me 5 days after the American release of Pokemon Diamond to complete the game (and that's with school XD). I think the time was around 19 hours since I never trained my Pokemon in the wild. I tried to rush through the game because I wanted to use the new evolutions, and I wanted to catch the new legendaries. Looking back, I definitely should've taken my time, since I've been bored with my Diamond game for quite a while now.

3rd September 2008, 6:03 AM
My friend, Ben did it in about 1 hour, but hes scary addicted!

3rd September 2008, 11:55 AM
It took me 3 days to complete the game.

Night Shadow
3rd September 2008, 3:55 PM
I play about an hour or two a day so a week at its best

4th September 2008, 6:01 PM
15 hours, that really sucked. the only thing that makes the game good is wifi and the national dex

7th September 2008, 9:45 PM
i think like 3 days

7th September 2008, 10:05 PM
I began in Febuary 28,defeated the Elite Four on July 6....Take away 2 months or so due to me playing Emerald and me stop playing Diamond for around 2 weeks,and me playing HM most of the summer...And I've currently been playing for 294:49 minutes in Diamond,but 68:02 in Emerald......And I remember I had around 110 hours when I beat the Elite Four......So,around 100 hours....

O_o Oh wait,what the hecK?I couldn't have spent 100 hours on Diamond...But,then again I spent quite a bit of time randomly doing things because I couldn't beat the Elite Four,then I started mainly training my Pokemon...So,I guess it makes sense I played for around 120 hours

Short Wing
10th September 2008, 11:10 PM
I began on the realease date in the US April 22nd, and It took me a couple weeks around 30 hours, I liked to train, plus I didn't have time to play it every minute I was out of school.

Joe The White Knight
13th September 2008, 7:43 AM
It took me nine days to finish my Pearl game from the beginning to beating the Champion, including the day I got it. Started on August 22nd, 2007 and beat on August 30th, 2007.

elite ralf
13th September 2008, 7:58 AM
it took me two days to reach and beat the elite four the first time (without repeating).this happened back at april 2007, a week before my birthday. ^^

13th September 2008, 11:36 AM
It took me 16hours 20mins on pearl and on diamond ive beeing playin for 258 hours and have 2lv100s and 5 higher then lv90 and still havent bothered to beat the E4

13th September 2008, 11:44 AM
I entered the Hall of Fame in 14:26 Hours of play time.

This was accomplished over a three day weekend o_o

sparky trainer
15th September 2008, 4:58 PM
took me 11 hours

15th September 2008, 6:19 PM
myn took me about 10 hours but it was done over a period of a week.

Yellow Torterra
15th September 2008, 7:58 PM
My friend, Ben did it in about 1 hour, but hes scary addicted!

Your friend lied to you, only hacking it would maybe be possible

I got lend to me a pearl 7th medal in 5 hours

15th September 2008, 8:37 PM
I made my debut at 23:02 hours in. That's a pretty quick time for someone like me who explores everywhere as much as possible before moving on.

16th September 2008, 5:23 AM
I debuted in the hall of fame in 12 hours 27 minutes.

I could probably have shaved an hour off that had I not gotten annoyed at the third gym and trained my team like crazy to lvl 36.

17th September 2008, 8:01 AM
5:12 - this was my 5th run through the game and my first atemt at a speed run.
after i got to the first pokemon center i traded my Torterra to Pearl and trained it to about level 80 :)

17th September 2008, 8:45 PM
18 hours and 26 minutes was when I beat the Elite Four...Around 300 hours when I obtained every shinnoh-dex pokemon.

Though yesterday,I was playing Diamond the whole day,I started a new game(without deleting my file,as always),and I got up to Wake's gym in less then 4 hours.

The Death Owl
18th September 2008, 3:36 PM
Excluding the National Dex.

Including the National Dex.

20th September 2008, 1:48 AM
12hrs for the E4, that was on my first diamond file. (first time i played the game)

20th September 2008, 8:52 AM
it took me a little over two months to finish pearl.. with the help of my cousin who traded me a level 100 pokemon
as for diamond... i still havent finished it yet, but i only got that two months ago so.. yes i have been more interested in pearl

20th September 2008, 9:30 AM
Looks like I'm one of the fastest without trading pokémon over oO

First and only run in Diamond: 10 hours and several minutes (No trading, hacking etc.)
Nasty Plot Azelf > E4 =D

Now almost up to 800 hours.

20th September 2008, 1:05 PM
Since I do not have both copies, I only have my Peal which I received on the day of the release. I beat the Elite four at around 42-43 hours.

21st September 2008, 7:58 PM
I only have one game which I would never, under any circumstances, reset. That's Diamond, and I got my HoF debut at exactly 23:00. On the other hand, that was with me being an absolute completionist, having all 150 Sinnoh Dex regulars caught and obtaining literally everything along the way, doing all the sidequests, etc. That probably nailed a good 7-9 hours onto my time.

22nd September 2008, 8:25 PM
I have used to have both, but sold pearl (not before trading palkia over!). On diamond, i would have completed it in about 12 hours but it took me 47 because i checked everything, talked to everyone, and caught every pokemon i could find.

22nd September 2008, 8:28 PM
First: 18 hours over a week (homework...)
second: about 1 hour (literally just running through EVERYTHING)

22nd September 2008, 8:33 PM
I have used to have both, but sold pearl (not before trading palkia over!). On diamond, i would have completed it in about 12 hours but it took me 47 because i checked everything, talked to everyone, and caught every pokemon i could find.

24th September 2008, 2:17 PM
I beat Diamond in 10:58 in-game time on my first time through, no cheating, no trading, no guide/walkthrough, just me and my game. Excluding the obtaining of the national dex.

25th September 2008, 9:43 AM
took me 22 hours over a span of 3 days including getting the national dex

25th September 2008, 9:54 AM
I still haven't completed my games...

But that's probably 'cause "completing" the games to me equals getting every item, every Pokémon (at least 1 of each), every Berry, every Ribbon, every decoration for the Secret Base, the Black trainer card, etc.

13th October 2008, 4:39 PM
wow you guys are good i got 13:49 i blazed right trough it

13th October 2008, 6:31 PM
22 hours but with completed national dex...;185; yay dancing tree

13th October 2008, 6:59 PM
I got it April 19th and beat it on the 22nd - the offical release date. But it took me 27 hours of straight playing to beat the Elite Four...

Wow, I spent an entire day out of three playing Diamond. O_O

13th October 2008, 8:23 PM
It took me about 92 hours to complete Diamond. That was the shortest (and longest) time I took to complete a game (between both games, I mean). ~.~
Never really completed Pearl...

Shiny qwilfish of doom
14th October 2008, 9:28 AM
diamond gotten:december 25th

beaten:january 3rd

around 20 hours of gameplay.

Sapphire Phoenix
15th October 2008, 1:48 AM
Well, it took me around 6 hours in one Pearl file, but it's only because I traded the pokemon over and trained them. They swept through the game when they got back to Pearl.

Other than that, it took me around 13+ hours to get through Diamond.

Shadow Tepi 8
15th October 2008, 11:39 AM
i took my time
it was 41 hours when i beat cynthia on my diamond

16th October 2008, 1:36 AM
Meh,the 1st play-through of diamond I finished in 15:02.

16th October 2008, 3:15 AM
I completed it about 12 hours because I was obsessed with diamond for a couple days. ^_^; I barely put it down.

latios reborn
16th October 2008, 4:02 AM
24 hours for Diamond 8 for Platinum

17th October 2008, 9:51 AM
When I first got the Diamond Version of Pokemon,

my adventure started on . . . . June 01, 2007


when I reached and completed the elite four and champion

My Hall of Fame debuted on June 14, 2007 with a total 18:50 hrs!

I really wanted my powerhouse of Pokemons from previous generation to get into my new DS system.

Diamonds are forever!!

17th October 2008, 10:11 AM
it took me 18.43 hours to complete the first time. on pearl btw.

pokemon meat is tasty!
17th October 2008, 7:20 PM
How...do...you...people...do it!!! I started 2 months ago and I'm still not finished. However, I only get to play twice a week, so I guess that's a factor in my lateness.

17th October 2008, 7:49 PM
I compleated both in about 2 weeks after i had got them.
I don't like playing through the games too fast.

18th October 2008, 5:31 AM
I beat my Diamond in around 26 hours game time. I've played about 230 hours or something like that =D. Btw it took me 3 days irl, so it was all I really did

20th October 2008, 6:04 PM
it took me only about 1-2 weeks lolz! i was addicted to my pearl!

Bobby Frank JR
3rd November 2008, 4:01 AM
I beat the elite 4 in 12 hours and 12 miuntes... Or at least thats what it says on my trainer card. but that was spread across many days.

3rd November 2008, 4:03 AM
My first time in game + beating E4 was like 14 hours in pokemon Diamond ? idk going to check xD

I don't play on my pearl game, I just lend it to my sister or my aunt x] Diamond > Pearl :D

Altaria LV 100
3rd November 2008, 4:10 AM
My cousin knows a kid who beat it in like 20 hours.

My friend has played his Diamond for over 1000 hours. He is a nerd.

Elite Four Muadita
3rd November 2008, 4:15 AM
My cousin knows a kid who beat it in like 20 hours.

My friend has played his Diamond for over 1000 hours. He is a nerd.

Technically the longest you can play is 999:59 and the game record =)

When i beat cynthia i had 11:43, i know have 154:37

3rd November 2008, 5:37 PM
Pokemon Pearl:
Adventure Started: Jul. 14, 2007
Hall of Fame Debut: Aug 05, 2007
Completion Time: 19:23

And to think I spent a lot of time power leveling my Pokemon... and searching for a male Burmy to add to my team because I thought it rocked...

3rd November 2008, 5:48 PM
I've only done it once. Took me about 20 hours to beat the Elite 4.

3rd November 2008, 7:02 PM
It took me 11:56 to beat Cynthia. But took me like till 10 hours extra to finish the sinnoh Dex....

3rd November 2008, 8:56 PM
I like to just make the most of my game and not worry about how fast I beat it. I try to enjoy it. Thats just the way I play most games. So I have no idea how long it took me to beat it. If I had to guess...probably about 4 months. I played a little every day.

For me, the longer it takes to beat a game the more boring it becomes.

I beat Diamond in 5 days with 35 hrs. I had the National Dex almost immediately after the League

4th November 2008, 3:03 AM
My shortest time was about 14 hours,(first game on Pearl)over a span of five days.

Magical Pokemon
4th November 2008, 3:09 AM
My Trainer Card said it took me 21 hours and 42 minutes in order to beat the Elite Four. And, in real time, I bought it sice it pre-release date in America, and it took me a little over a month. (The day school ended, or near the time when school ended.) (By ended I mean summer vacation.)

Altaria LV 100
4th November 2008, 3:41 AM
Technically the longest you can play is 999:59 and the game record =)

When i beat cynthia i had 11:43, i know have 154:37

wait, so if you go over 999, the game restarts?

5th November 2008, 1:06 AM
Bewtween schoolwork and natural disasters(flood to be more specific) it took me about two weeks to get through the extra story. Idk how many hours it was though..

5th November 2008, 1:10 AM
13:02 on the nose. 2 and a half days.

5th November 2008, 8:43 PM
One week: 12 hours? Some of those were from just sitting there with it open, not doing anything, and about an hour or two were from linking.

Killer Grunt
5th November 2008, 10:50 PM
I should have the Elite four beaten by about 30 hours. Its been so much easier since i found a lucky egg haha.

6th November 2008, 2:05 PM
18 hours and something minutes. It was easy cause of my empoleon. On my japanese version it took longer cause My pokemon sucked

6th November 2008, 8:51 PM
My trainer card says it took me 17 hours 36 minutes

The Dean of Suds
6th November 2008, 9:12 PM
19 hours exactly.

6th November 2008, 9:24 PM
im no hacker and yet to have completed it but if anyone can advise me on anything my name is Bui_Bui_Boy.

The Tail
7th November 2008, 9:16 PM
My shortest time to complete this game was: 4 days, 7 hours, and 56 minutes

8th November 2008, 1:36 AM
According to my trainer card, it took me 15 hours 45 minutes to beat Elite Four. Started adventure on Sept. 19, 2008. Beat Elite Four on Sept. 27, 2008.

Not sure if I should be proud of this of not. Well, it's proof that I have no life. xD

8th November 2008, 7:33 AM
First try it took me 12hrs it was took quick on my pearl

Shadow Tepi 8
8th November 2008, 7:34 AM
For me:
Adventure Started-Jun. 22, 2007
Hall of Fame Debut-Jun. 29, 2007 @ 18:28

From what I remember I beat the Elite Four at about 42 hours

8th November 2008, 7:39 AM
My first run through, it took me about 38 hours all together (Around 3 days of my time). It was too quick for me (this run through I have now is around 90 hours, and I am only on the elite four, I just haven't gotten to them yet).

8th November 2008, 8:17 AM
13 hours. I didn't cheat or get Uber-strong Pok&#233;mons from my friend, I was just quick ._.

Dragon Chimchar
8th November 2008, 10:54 AM
54:32 i think

8th November 2008, 10:54 AM
30hours, including a few hours (like 5) underground.

Femme Fatale
8th November 2008, 11:35 AM
It took me a couple of days. Got it for Xmas last year and had it finished by New Year =3

King Edwin
8th November 2008, 4:26 PM
My trainer card says 13:40 for the HoF debut but I dont know how much that was in real time.

8th November 2008, 4:58 PM
I took 17:34 to beat Cynthia, which I've completed in ten days. Without completing every item and trainer it would be like twelve hours I guess. To run through the game and only use the starter... it's by far the easiest and fastest method in the entire series.

With some planning and luck it should be possible to beat it in less than five hours. Some speedrunners here?

9th November 2008, 5:16 AM
i beat the game in just over 20 hours but within 1 day
i also did a lot of side stuff.

9th November 2008, 7:55 AM
About 20 or something hours, finishing with a very underleveled team.

Mew's desire
21st November 2008, 6:51 AM
It took me 24:00 to beat Cynthia(One try for the pokemon leadgue and I won)

21st November 2008, 7:10 AM
3 days to beat Cynthia

mudkip master
29th November 2008, 9:39 AM
tok me 34 hours first time now i have 360 hours total

29th November 2008, 9:50 AM
30 hours while I played 1 hour a day.

29th November 2008, 9:52 AM
i have about 14 hours and only 4 badges lol. longest time to beat the game here?

29th November 2008, 9:53 AM
Somewhere around 20 hours

29th November 2008, 12:13 PM
If I remember correctly, it was something like 20-23 hours.

29th November 2008, 1:04 PM
in my new diamond i had it finished in 16:35, i arranged a lv100 team from my other game, it was menth for extra storageboxes anyway.

29th November 2008, 1:12 PM
about a day maby a little longer national dex compleated to 269 i was playing none stop i had a massive headache by the end of it (not my best idea)

29th November 2008, 4:50 PM
i beat the E4 at 15:34 hrs

Absol trainer
29th November 2008, 4:50 PM
My fastest was around 24 hours but I don't know exactly.

29th November 2008, 9:21 PM
18:19 The only time I passed it. I just wanted tyo get to battle against human.

29th November 2008, 10:39 PM
Took me 2 days after I got it. If I remember correctly, it was about 28 hours. But that includes training and looking for Pokemon.

"Freak" owns
29th November 2008, 10:41 PM
it took me 27 hours.

29th November 2008, 11:56 PM
My fastest time was 5:07! Thats five hours and seven minutes! i flew throught he game. My original time was 47:32

30th November 2008, 3:41 PM
took me 89:55 to beat. The only reason being that all the trainers you encounter are time-cosuming nuisances and I am busy growing berries and making poffins too. And that I tend to like to go through the game at a slow pace. :>

30th November 2008, 3:44 PM
I usually go at a slow pace to try and do as much as i can whilst playing the actual adventure, so my fastest wouldn't be fast at all

30th November 2008, 6:37 PM
In one of my speed runs, I've completed it in about 12:43. I was using my traded over level 100 Torterra.
But usually, I can beat the elite 4 by 15:00 when using my own party. Thats my goal in my current save file.

26th December 2008, 12:35 PM
I think its about 20.00 hours or something like that xD.

At my Diamond file it took 47.56 hours to beat it n.n

26th December 2008, 5:22 PM
23:20 was the play time when I defeated the E4 for the first time... so approx. a day overall. :/

Palkia Keeper
26th December 2008, 5:25 PM
It was somewhere around 30 hours. This was my first pokemon game ever so I wanted to explore most of the time

26th December 2008, 5:38 PM
Mine was 60 hours, only becuase it was my first Pokemon game, same as him ^.

Palkia Keeper
26th December 2008, 5:40 PM
hehe. now I just totally mess around doing w/e I feel like. Im actually trying to train my pokemon this time :3

27th December 2008, 2:47 AM
About 30-35 hours the first time, but I was busy with school & stuff. So a few months...yeah. I don't rush through it, I explore and stuff. =]

Shadow Tepi 8
27th December 2008, 6:34 AM
When I first beat the Elite Four it was about 42 hours. Actually trained my pokemon this time unlike in my Sapphire.

29th December 2008, 7:25 AM
i only played it once and never restarted. i played it during summer vacation and played it everyday.

i played it for eight whole days. i earn a new badge at night, and in the morning, i level up my pokemon. in the eight day, i challenged the elite four. the tenth day is when i caught heatran and partly (but not officially) finished the game.

11th January 2009, 10:24 PM
about 30 hours I'd guess
so maybe It'd take me somewhere between 1 or 2 months
by now I've played 899 hours... o__O ( too much!? )

12th January 2009, 1:03 AM
My quickest time was about 12 hours, just beating the Elite Four. I've got over 200 hours on my Pearl version now, and I'm almost finished with the National Dex.

12th January 2009, 1:38 AM
It probably took me less than a week but then again I was in school everyday so no constant gameplay.

12th January 2009, 1:56 AM
The first time had to have been my fastest. I think it was 17hours and like 23 minutes. Then after that i restarted twice, taking my time.

13th January 2009, 3:53 AM
My time was like 52 hrs and 36 mins
and got National Dex
Was my first time and was rlly happy lol

14th January 2009, 6:14 AM
10 hours and 21 minutes for me to complete the story mode.

14th January 2009, 6:02 PM
30:07 hours - my shortest time on pearl

Zero Nexus
14th January 2009, 6:22 PM
I beat Diamond in a week.

16th January 2009, 9:55 PM
last time i managed to beat the E4 in 14:24 minutes, i tried to win as fast as possible, too bad i deleted the savegame a few months ago.

19th January 2009, 1:25 PM
there's not much choice in the any of the games for picking starters the fire one is always the best to beat the game and stats and type wise. fire pokemon can sweep the grass and bug types in the begginning of the game and beat the game must faster where grass has 5 weakness and water is good but unless you have an EV sacrafice to block all the bad ev water pokemon can only get defence EV from geodudes and onixes. i know we don't care about EV right now just beating the game but still it'll slow down your process

and oh wow that's cheap a level 100 torterra... ok my record i played diamond once and lost the ds card T_T i got a new one and knew everything so i sweeped and skipped everything with just a inferape and gyradoes nothing else massive over leveling made all my wins and the pachirisus with pickup helped me with some items i scorched my way to dialga used 7 rarecandies on it and sweeped the elite four for the game... in the end the inferape was level 67 the gyradoes was level 76 and the dialga was level 57... the gyadoes was and still is an awesome pokemon synthia's garchomp can't do anything to it and ice fang owned garchomp the garchomp was at level 67 where its 10 levels higher and a lot stronger than most pokemon. although the gyradoes has double electric weakness a lightning rodder in doubles can save him and just switch to a ground type for singles. the old gyradoes is still good for sweeping (now if only he had stormdrain the marowak (strongest physical attack in the game with 578 attack) with lighting rod and gyradoes with stormdrain) would make an awesome team.
i beat the game in 14:01

19th January 2009, 3:41 PM
I think it was like 8 hours or something as soon as i got it i just sat in the back of the car and PLAYED.(we were goin on a road trip!) Lucky for me i had 2 ds to alternate between(one of them is the diamond&pearl special edition wooooooooooooooooo :P)

19th January 2009, 3:42 PM
24 hours in 6 months :D
i lost my ds charger -.-

22nd January 2009, 1:56 PM
About 30 days, 30 hours, around there. I got stuck, because my DS was messed up.

Ultimate Glalie
22nd January 2009, 4:14 PM
32:47, with some seriously unnecessary levelling.

22nd January 2009, 5:13 PM
i beat the game in a span of 28 hrs. I played nonstop for the weekend. I payed the price for that XD.

22nd January 2009, 7:22 PM
25 hours.

In little bits of course.

I cant think of a name
15th February 2009, 5:57 AM
9:13 (it only took me one day)

19th February 2009, 1:55 PM
I defeated the Elite 4 after 21:01 hours of gameplay over 5 days, it took me about 3 months to finish the National Pokédex and get 4 stars on my trainer card.

23rd February 2009, 2:06 AM
Beat the game in 7 hours and 22 minutes. I finished so quickly due to trading overpowered pokes to my new game. I have now clocked over 800 hours playing the game, have completed the national pokedex and have a 5-star trainer card.

24th February 2009, 12:30 PM
It seriously took me 7 hours and 46 mins to beat the Elites, lol

Dragon Rules
24th February 2009, 11:17 PM
It took me about 8 hours to complete the game.(one day)