Coro Coro Reveals More on Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl!
Coro Coro, a Japanese gaming magazine, has revealed more pictures and information on Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.
The Three New Pokemon Revealed
We now have better pictures of the three new Pokemon that were first seen on the cover of Pokemon Wonderland Volume 8 (in the cover, the image released was very small, so it was difficult to see what the three Pokemon really looked like). The three Pokemon's Japanese names are Cherimu (the flower-like Pokemon, a grass type), Pachirisu (the squirrel-like Pokemon, an electric type), and Dorapion (the scorpion-like Pokemon, a poison/dark type).
The Two Legendary Pokemon
Though already revealed clearly before (small image of them, but was clear enough to see what we're looking at), the magazine gives us a better look at the two legendaries for Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl. Pokemon Diamond is represented by Diaruga (with the power over space), and Pokemon Pearl is represented by Parukia (with the power over time).
Wi-Fi Features - Online Battling and Online Trading
It was revealed last month that Pokemon Diamond/Pearl will have online voice chat via the DS Wi-Fi connection. It's now confirmed that online battling and online trading will be available in Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. The Wi-Fi features can be accessed through the lower level of a Pokemon Center.
Box Art and Release Date Confirmed
The box art and exact date of release was first revealed by AM3 (a Japanese company that produces Pokemon anime media that can be played on the GBA and DS in Japan). The picture of the box art and release date information was soon pulled off the AM3's website. This issue of Coro Coro confirms the box art and release date was indeed correct. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl will be released in Japan on September 28, 2006. There is currently no US release date available.
Bottom Screen Functionality Revealed
What the bottom screen of the DS will show during a battle has been a mystery (there were no screenshots before this that showed what the bottom screen would show), but the issue reveals that the bottom screen will contain all the battle menus.
The evil team in the game is Team Galaxy.
New Pokemon Diamond/Pearl Anime Series
A new Pokemon series, called Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (same as the games), will air in Japan this Fall. The series will feature the female character from the Pokemon Diamond/Pearl games as the main character in the series.
Coro Coro Scans (Click to Enlarge)
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