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Thread: Should I play Diamond/Pearl first or just play Platinum without playing D/P?

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    Default Should I play Diamond/Pearl first or just play Platinum without playing D/P?

    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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    You'll miss nothing by going straight to Platinum.


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    just go ahead and get platinum.


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    Just get Platinium, its pretty much the same
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    That's what I'll do. I've got my future team figured out:
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pkmn Trainer5 View Post
    That's what I'll do. I've got my future team figured out:
    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.






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    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)!

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    Just go ahead and get platinum.

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    Yeah, you might is well just get Platinum. DP was good, but you won't really miss anything plot-wise.

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    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

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    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.
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    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
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Everyone's pretty much already said this, but you'll miss absolutely nothing if you skip D/P and go straight to Platinum.
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    Yep, Platinum all the way.
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    d/p had alot more into it, dont get platinum ;/

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    with platinum you can do a bit more so id get platinum if i didnt already have pearl
    but i'll get platinum anyway
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    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.


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    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.
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    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.
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    Just start playing Platinum. Platinum is just like D/P but with some changes and extra features.

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    Just go right to Platinum. You won't miss much since it is basically the same game, only there are more features.
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