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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.

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Tags: Diamond, Pearl, Twinleaf, Lake Verity

kendall! on Tue 10 Apr 2007 23:39:44 UTC.
D: I can't believe people don't know the release dates yet. Anyways, keep updating this...please? ;_; A walkthrough with pictures is always handy ._.
Swampert Lover32 on Thu 12 Apr 2007 00:26:56 UTC.
aww you're right Piplup is the cutest isn't it also the best at battling cause it's water type.
samminator on Fri 13 Apr 2007 01:53:39 UTC.
lots of missed spelled words lol
espeoradar on Fri 13 Apr 2007 15:19:47 UTC.
You know... you catch Dialga/Palkia at lv47 before you are allowed to get the 8th badge, life is good. AND you can't miss the master ball. Life is VERY good!
SBM on Fri 13 Apr 2007 21:29:06 UTC.
now its commin out on the 30th june :C
BonslyDude on Sun 15 Apr 2007 21:13:49 UTC.
I wish uk and us would get it first :(
ant123 on Tue 17 Apr 2007 17:58:24 UTC.
r u sure its 30th wered u hear that? i heard 1st
BonslyDude on Tue 17 Apr 2007 18:31:51 UTC.
you probaply heard 1st of july a day after june least i think lol
manishagarwal on Fri 20 Apr 2007 05:06:46 UTC.
I want to play
buizel master on Sat 21 Apr 2007 18:56:36 UTC.
i think its ment 2 cum out on the 1st of april in england well thats wot i heard o at least in that month i cnt waite 2 get it
Sizacu on Sat 21 Apr 2007 19:55:04 UTC.
I'm getting Pearl at Wednesday/Thursday next week!:D! i'm happy!And I loooooooooooove Piplup!^v^
Moon Chaser on Sun 22 Apr 2007 12:40:47 UTC.
is it just me or is all first gyms rock type (exsept from g/s/c).:-(
magnemiteslairking (or Milk for short!) on Sun 22 Apr 2007 14:59:42 UTC.
Err...what is it for again (platformwise)?
.~:Sly Foxx:~. on Sun 22 Apr 2007 18:51:28 UTC.
What if you say no? o.o
razzman on Mon 23 Apr 2007 15:17:50 UTC.
i am geting pokemon d/p this week 24th on tuesday can,t wait to battle other people.
on Mon 23 Apr 2007 17:07:21 UTC.
you and me baby we aint nothing but mammals so lets do it like they do on the discovery channel
on Mon 23 Apr 2007 17:07:46 UTC.
ok me and my homegirl are done messing with yall byebye
on Mon 23 Apr 2007 19:41:03 UTC.
omg this s.hit is still here? XD
on Mon 23 Apr 2007 19:41:30 UTC.
hey call the angels this razorblade was meant for me
Manaphy94 on Mon 23 Apr 2007 20:20:25 UTC.
Me too you better hope it's not sold out!;)
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