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Pkmn Trainer5
19th March 2009, 7:59 AM
Right now I'm playing leafgreen and emerald and I probably won't play the 4th gen game until summer. When I do, do you think its better to play D/P first,or just go straight to Platinum, like I did with Emerald (didn't play R/S)?


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BCVM22
19th March 2009, 8:24 AM
You'll miss nothing by going straight to Platinum.

halloweenghost
19th March 2009, 8:37 AM
just go ahead and get platinum.

dragon-dark-master
19th March 2009, 8:41 AM
Just get Platinium, its pretty much the same :)

Pkmn Trainer5
19th March 2009, 10:08 AM
That's what I'll do. I've got my future team figured out:
;405; ;392; ;407; ;419; ;398; unsure about 6th slot, probably a special attacker.

Infernape is chosen because of no other fire types except ponyta (who i don't like). Actually houndour was added to platinum, so I'm considering using a team of

Empoleon, Staraptor, Luxray, Roserade, Houndoom, (6th slot unknown) or
Torterra, Staraptor, Luxray, Buizel, Houndoom

6th slot might have something like Gliscor/Yanmega/Heracross

Rettan
19th March 2009, 10:23 AM
That's what I'll do. I've got my future team figured out:
;405; ;392; ;407; ;419; ;398; unsure about 6th slot, probably a special attacker.

Infernape is chosen because of no other fire types except ponyta (who i don't like). Actually houndour was added to platinum, so I'm considering using a team of

Empoleon, Staraptor, Luxray, Roserade, Houndoom, (6th slot unknown) or
Torterra, Staraptor, Luxray, Buizel, Houndoom

6th slot might have something like Gliscor/Yanmega/Heracross

I once used Ponyta and when fighting Elite Four, Rapidash was an alright fire type pokemon but is up to you through.

Deicario
19th March 2009, 10:35 AM
I think you'll just be wasting money if you get D?P and Platinum. So just buy Platinum firs. Besides, you called always borrow a friend's(If they have D/P)!

Ginji
19th March 2009, 10:42 AM
Just go ahead and get platinum.

Pkmn Breeder Jack
19th March 2009, 2:34 PM
Yeah, you might is well just get Platinum. DP was good, but you won't really miss anything plot-wise.

sam40400
19th March 2009, 6:48 PM
Get platinum first
I got D/P first and I couldnt get a lot of pokemon.
But if I got platinum first, I could have got tangrowth and stuff easier

Penguinist Trainer
19th March 2009, 7:03 PM
Well it really depends on whether or not you are interested in unlocking the regis in platinum. Since the regigigas event ends on saturday. If you already have Ruby, Sapphire, or Emerald, then you might not be too worried about unlocking them in Platinum.

Personally, I'm only getting the event for 2 reasons. 1 because it is an event pokemon. 2 because I want to be able to play platinum for as long as possible, so the more stuff I have to unlock, the longer I'll have something to kill time.

aricarrot
19th March 2009, 7:07 PM
You won't miss anything by going straight to Platinum, but Diamond/Pearl are still worth playing. And then you'll have twice or three times the Pokemon awesome-ness! : D

ForeverFlame
19th March 2009, 8:06 PM
You should definitely get Platinum. It's pretty much the exact same as Diamond and Pearl, but with updates. More Pokemon, harder to beat, updated city graphics, and all of that. It's just like Emerald - you aren't missing anything by skipping ahead to it.

muumajii23
19th March 2009, 8:25 PM
Platinum is pretty much an updated version of D/P with more features.

Ya, just skip D/P if you haven't gotten them by now.

shadowkami
19th March 2009, 8:36 PM
I'd recommend getting platinum. If you're worried about game exclusive-pokemon. You have the #spp-wifi irc to help you out and also your two GBA games. :)

benthic
19th March 2009, 9:12 PM
Buy a classic Gameboy off of eBay and start with Red and work your way up from there. Yellow, Gold, Crystal, Sapphire, Emerald, Fire Red, Diamond, and finally Platinum.

/joking

Blivsey
19th March 2009, 10:21 PM
Everyone's pretty much already said this, but you'll miss absolutely nothing if you skip D/P and go straight to Platinum.

Toastybob
19th March 2009, 11:43 PM
Yep, Platinum all the way.

Yoshifan22
20th March 2009, 1:31 PM
d/p had alot more into it, dont get platinum ;/

cocoa_adele
21st March 2009, 12:04 AM
with platinum you can do a bit more so id get platinum if i didnt already have pearl
but i'll get platinum anyway

chimchar19
21st March 2009, 12:35 AM
Get platinum. There isnt much change from D/P to Platinum just a little enhancments. I personally think I will like Platinum much better than D/P anyway.

Averyy
21st March 2009, 2:21 AM
Unless you have extra money and you just want to notice all the differences between D/P and Platinum and have the 'ooo' reaction then get both. Otherwise just get Platinum.

Sapphire Phoenix
21st March 2009, 3:14 AM
Just playing Platinum is the best idea since there is hardly any chance between it and D/P. But, however, you might need D/P for the Murkrow/Misdreavus/Skunky/Glameow line since they're not in Platinum... but if you have access to Wifi then you have no worries.

Visual
21st March 2009, 3:16 AM
Just start playing Platinum. Platinum is just like D/P but with some changes and extra features. :)

Falling4Grace
21st March 2009, 3:47 AM
Just go right to Platinum. You won't miss much since it is basically the same game, only there are more features.

NomadSPG
21st March 2009, 11:23 PM
Platinum. I'ts better than D/P

HoundoomFlare
26th March 2009, 11:45 AM
If you like Emerald's Battle Frontier then get platinum, it has a similar battle frontier, it also so has around 50 more pokemon in the Sinnoh Dex (Yay Sinnoh Dex Houndour!)

Pingouin7
27th March 2009, 3:03 AM
Actually, in Platinum, you can get:

Infernape;
Rapidash (Learns Flame Wheel! Yay!);
Flareon;
Houndoom;
Magmortar.