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Diamond, Pearl and Platinum Walkthrough: Part 1 | Getting Started
Getting Started

Twinleaf Town

The game begins the way all games do - the new Professor (this time Professor Rowan) introducing himself and introducing the world of Pokémon. You'll be prompted to enter a name for yourself and your rival. At this point your character will shrink and the game begins. You'll find yourself in your room, watching a TV news report about a Red Gyrados. Once finished, head down the stairs (noting how your character is amazing enough to own a Wii). Downstairs, you'll meet your Mum who tells you to go and see your Rival. I'm going to call him James.

Leave the house and head towards your James's house (depending on your gender it's either the top-left or bottom-right house). James will suddenly appear, and run off before re-entering his house. Follow him and head to the second floor, where he'll once again leave.

Leave the house and head upwards to Route 201 and you'll see James. He'll talk to you about the Red Gyrados and suggest you both go to check it out. Head westwards and enter the forest where you'll arrive at Lake Verity.

Lake Verity

Next to Lake Verity you'll find Professor Rowan and Dawn. After some dialogue the two will leave, but the Professor will leave behind his briefcase. Approach the briefcase and you'll be attacked by a Level 2 Starly. Time to choose your starting Pokémon!

Turtwig is the Grass Starter. It has decent Attack and Defense, but it lacks a bit Speed-wise. Will be a big help in the first Gym.
Chimchar is the Fire Starter. It has decent Attack and one of the best Speed stats in the game. Will struggle in the first Gym.
Piplup is the Water Starter. It has decent Special Attack but is pretty weak at the start of the game, but becomes pretty useful in it's final evolution. Will be a big help in the first Gym. The cutest starter.

I'm not going to explain how to beat a Level 2 Starly. If you can't do it you shouldn't be playing computer games in the first place. James conveniently takes the mon that is strong against yours. Dawn will then return and take back the briefcase. Leave Lake Verity and you'll bump into Professor Rowan and Dawn again. You'll be taken back Home, where your Mum will tell you to Sandgem Town, as well as giving you the Running Shoes. Now you can run by holding down B!

Route 201

Wild Pokémon

Simply head East through the grass until you reach Sandgem Town.

Sandgem Town

As soon as you enter Sandgem Town you'll spot Dawn, who will lead you to Professor Rowan's lab. The Professor will allow you to keep the Pokémon you chose as your own (and nickname it should you wish). He will then ask you if you would like to travel the land of Sinnoh, helping to collect data on all forms of Pokémon. Answer "Yes" and you'll receive the Pokédex! Dawn will eventually be given the remaining starter Pokémon (which will be weak against yours, excitingly). Leave the lab and Dawn will follow you and take you on a brief tour around Sandgem Town, pointing out the Pokémon Center and the PokéMart.

Now return to your house in Twinleaf Town where your Mum will heal your Pokémon before giving you a Journal. This will allow you to read up on what you've done on your journey. James's Mum will then walk in and present you with a Parcel. She will then tell you to head to Jubilife City to find James and give him the Parcel.

Part 2 >

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Tags: Diamond, Pearl, Twinleaf, Lake Verity

pokeross on Sun 29 Jul 2007 14:28:48 UTC.
cant wate to get my ds
on Tue 21 Aug 2007 17:05:20 UTC.
It comes out 27th july!!!
electerbuzz dude on Sun 26 Aug 2007 16:30:50 UTC.
4 goodness sake wil typhlosion ever do the second 1
r.e.d. on Sat 22 Dec 2007 19:39:08 UTC.
oh god, its taking them forever to ryt the next part. i'd ryt it myself if i knew how.
r.e.d. on Sat 29 Dec 2007 01:03:41 UTC.
i already beat the game twice
Pika2_Piplup on Wed 11 Jun 2008 00:53:22 UTC.
I beat the game ~counts on fingers~ around 50 times... yah, easy game. :0
r.e.d. on Mon 08 Dec 2008 21:57:43 UTC.
This is fricken stupid.
WolfieMeeko88 on Sun 29 Mar 2009 23:46:53 UTC.
I found out how to get a picture and text on my profile!!!! =D 8D :D ;D
Haruka on Thu 02 Apr 2009 19:43:12 UTC.
I cant wait the DSi comes out on Sun. and I wana play PKMN Platinum on it supha bad!
IvanWolf♥ on Wed 10 Nov 2010 00:16:20 UTC.
I beat the game a few times already. It's fun.
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