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Monday, April 23, 2007

Still Gotta Catch 'Em All

Left to right, Piplup, Turtwig, and Chimchar, the Pokemon you start with in Diamond and Pearl editions

Wow. I almost forgot to note that Sunday was when Nintendo released Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl Editions. The latest editions of the Pokemon games, and the first ones for the Nintendo DS. And with it, the fourth generation of Pokemon has begun!

Still wanna catch 'em all? The final total is now 493. Remember when there was just 151?

Of course, Diamond and Pearl have a whole bunch of new features. This is the first one where they have anatomical differences between male and female pokemon. No, we're not talking poke-privates dangling beneath Pikachu's legs. We're talking stuff like males having antlers and females not and stuff like that.

All Pokemon games take place in a geographic area loosely based on a Japanese island. Diamond and Pearl take place in Sinnoh, which is loosely based on Hokkaido. There's new villains, too. While on your pokemon journey, you also have to undo the evil plot of Team Galactic.

While in the city on Saturday, I also dipped into a discount bin and finally got Pokemon: LeafGreen Edition. I have just begun my second pokemon journey.

It's weird. Having gone as far as I can go in Sapphire edition, I'm starting all over. I forgot how tough the Pokemon games are in the very beginning.

But it's still so darn addicting.

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