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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

on Tue 24 Apr 2007 14:54:10 UTC.
"april 22 is US june 1 is UK" Not it isn't artard. It's June 30th.
tqfan on Wed 25 Apr 2007 08:40:25 UTC.
samminator on 02:53 13/04/07. lots of missed spelled words lol ----------- lmao, misspelled, you mean? =P for the UK release, different sites give different dates. 1st of june and 30th june are both the dates that are floating about. it's the same with Zelda and Settlers, both dates are mentioned. it'll probably change again in june, anyways. i've been waiting for Exit 2 on PSP since march, but it keeps getting put back a week, it's supposed to be out friday (27th april) but it'll probably change again! :(
georgiathomas on Tue 01 May 2007 16:48:02 UTC.
I'm getting D/P this week from eBay! =3
on Tue 01 May 2007 22:59:55 UTC.
Chimchar is not the highest speed, and 104 is a bit better than "decent" attack. It also has the same for Special Attck. It also beats the first gym easily after evolution. It's also much cuter than Piplup. Just a few corrections.
Contest_luvr on Sun 06 May 2007 15:27:20 UTC.
I got the game (Diamond) yesterday afternoon and I'm already prepared to face the final gym leader. I caught Dialga with the Master Ball, not knowing that the three lake legends (Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf) would be the "Legendary Dogs" of Sinnoh!
on Tue 08 May 2007 09:52:09 UTC.
i heard it was coming out on the 30th june from the magazine pokemon world
on Wed 09 May 2007 10:53:27 UTC.
pokemon d/p are coming out on the 30th of june i wish it was sooner
magnemiteslairking (or Milk for short!) on Wed 16 May 2007 15:47:41 UTC.
hello?! Do you own the English one? 'Trust Lake' is called Lake Verity! And it's Lucas, not Dawn! Please rewrite the errors! And how do I get to Sunyshore City?! I have 7 gyms own! Hooooow!?!?!?!?!?x infinity
charmander751953 on Fri 18 May 2007 05:30:21 UTC.
i really like turtwig. grass is my favorite type and turtle is my favorite animal. and the last evolution was really cool its torterra.
Pr!!!| Fíσήά ♪♫ on Sat 19 May 2007 13:40:35 UTC.
You can have Piplup and Chimchar and Turtwig more than once. Just go to the daycare and put in a ditto and put in Empoleon (for Piplup) Torterra (for Turtwig) and Infernape (for Chimchar.
PepperDust on Sun 27 May 2007 19:24:23 UTC.
The thing about Piplup is there are SO MANY Water types in this game, not to mention water/flying - Gyrados and Pelipper, to name a few. I've just gotten to the battle with your rival before the 7th gym and I now wish I'd gotten the fire starter, as fire types are far rarer than waters in this game.
Shadow Master 2.3 on Wed 30 May 2007 21:58:29 UTC.
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Shaymin on Thu 07 Jun 2007 15:25:04 UTC.
got it compeleted gutted to all you fans hu only just got itit
Shobhit on Tue 19 Jun 2007 22:41:59 UTC.
This game is awesome. Dialga rules!
Shobhit on Tue 19 Jun 2007 22:44:35 UTC.
I totally destroyed the Elite 4! There is a small glitch in the game (very useful). If you want to know what it is please send me a message on this site. NO EMAILS! My email isnt working.
Shobhit on Tue 19 Jun 2007 22:53:19 UTC.
I found another glitch!!!! You know what to do if you want to know it!
RHiiZZA on Thu 21 Jun 2007 19:26:03 UTC.
D/P is out in England on the 27th of July
Tomato Worm on Sun 24 Jun 2007 03:58:37 UTC.
man, I wish I had a nintendo ds
Dreis on Wed 25 Jul 2007 12:14:15 UTC.
Got mine this morning. YAY!!!
Bainsy on Sat 28 Jul 2007 13:55:23 UTC.
Brilliant game.
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