Pokémon Pearl Version

aka: Pocket Monsters DP Peolgia, Pocket Monsters Pearl, Pokémon Edición Perla, Pokémon Perl-Edition, Pokémon Version Perle, Pokémon Versione Perla
Moby ID: 27755
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Together with Pokémon Diamond, this game starts the 4th generation of the Pokémon series. Set in a new region, Sinnoh, it includes 107 new Pokémon, bringing the total up to 493. It is also the first online game in the series, featuring Wi-Fi battles and trading. Players can collect badges, challenge the Elite Four, and become the ultimate Pokémon master.

The game continues the basic idea of previous Pokémon games - you, a new trainer, set out on a quest to catch every Pokémon and defeat the Pokémon league. Along the way, you will foil the plots of the evil organization Team Galactic, who seek to use a trio of legendary Pokémon to awaken a sleeping titan with the power to control space. There are many sidequests and other activities along the way, including the Battle Tower and catching other legendaries.

The core Pokémon series features an RPG turn-based battle system. Each monster can learn up to four attacks. In a single turn, the two opponents select their attacks, and the one with the higher Speed attacks first. The amount of damage is influenced by the Attack and Defense stats. In the past, attacks were automatically classified as Physical or Special based on their elemental type. In Diamond and Pearl, each attack can be individually categorized, so attacks which use natural elements are Special, and those which use simple force are Physical.

The Pokémon Contests from Ruby and Sapphire return, with many new features. In addition to the attack performance, where you must try to impress the judge with flashy moves, you'll also dress up your Pokémon and dance in time to music. Diamond and Pearl also bring back the real time system from Gold and Silver, where day and night are reflected in your game. Some Pokémon are only catchable during certain times.

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  • ポケットモンスター パール - Japanese spelling

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1001 Video Games

Pokémon Pearl Version appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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According to publisher Nintendo, Pokémon Pearl Version together with Diamond Version sold 17.63 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).

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Related Games

Pokémon Diamond Version
Released 2006 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon Platinum Version
Released 2008 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon Emerald Version
Released 2004 on Game Boy Advance
Pokémon Ruby Version
Released 2002 on Game Boy Advance
Pokémon Silver Version
Released 1999 on Game Boy Color, 2017 on Nintendo 3DS
Pokémon Black Version
Released 2010 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon White Version
Released 2010 on Nintendo DS
Pokémon Sapphire Version
Released 2002 on Game Boy Advance
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Released 2009 on Nintendo DS

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Game added by LordRM.

Additional contributors: gamewarrior, Big John WV, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger, Michael Cassidy, FatherJack.

Game added April 23, 2007. Last modified February 22, 2023.