1001 Video Games
Pokémon Diamond Version
appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
by General Editor Tony Mott.
- After defeating the first Gym Leader in the US version, the following message appears: "In return, we'll refrain from causing massive damage to your assistant. This is a reference to Genji: Days of the Blade, read the trivia item there for more information.
- A Wooper trainer in Jubilife City is named Roxy in the English version of the game. This references a well-known Let's Play of Pokémon Crystal on the website Something Awful, in which the player character was named Roxy and kept a Wooper in her main team. The game's lead translator, Nob Ogasawara, is an active member of the site and a recurring commenter in its Pokémon threads.
- Shortly after starting a new game, a news story on the player's TV mentions an "oddly colored" Gyarados. This is a reference to the shiny Gyarados that can be found in the Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version Game Boy games.
- On January 12 (Junichi Masuda's birthday), fly up to Snowpoint City and instead of the usual flurry snow storm there will be glittery diamond snow.
- The Pokémon Rotom, first introduced in this game, is based on the eponymous character of an earlier Game Freak game called Pulseman. Additionally, Team Galactic's Japanese name translates to Galaxy Gang, a name shared by Pulseman's antagonists.
According to publisher Nintendo
, Pokémon Diamond Version
together with Pearl Version
sold 17.63 million copies worldwide (as of September 30, 2015).
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