|Pokémon Pearl boxart|
|Release Date(s)|| JP: September 28, 2006|
NA: April 22, 2007
EU: July 27, 2007
AUS: June 21, 2007
|Compatible with|| Gen III|
|Paired with:||Pokémon Diamond|
|Succeeded by:||Pokémon Platinum|
Pokémon Pearl and Pokémon Diamond are two Nintendo DS Games, released outside of Japan in 2007. Pokemon Pearl is a role-playing games in which your main goal is to become the ultimate Pokémon Master, by defeating all 8 "Gym Leaders," as well as the "Elite 4" and current League Champion to become the new Champion.
The game is set in the fictional land of Sinnoh, a land divided by the giant Mt. Coronet, which also leads to a blizzard/snow mountain area. To fit the theme of the Pokémon series, once again you have to thwart an evil organization's plans to use Pokémon as weapons. In Pearl, this organization is Team Galactic which is run by multiple admins, unlike any other Team in the Pokémon games.
The game is very similar to Pokémon Diamond.
Along with wireless compatibility with friends nearby, for the first time players can battle and trade over WiFi using Friend Codes. Here, you can participate in both Single and Double battles. This also features voice chat (which can be switched off). Another feature is the Global Trade Service, where you can put a Pokémon up for trade, decide on what you want specifically in return, then come back later to receive your new Pokémon. This doesn't require Friend Codes and each trade with some registered may be found on the big globe to the left side of the GTS. This feature, allows you to see what trades you have made across the world with other people.
 Amount of Pokémon
With a total of 493 Pokémon, it is hard not to have a blast. With the newly added GTS, each Pokémon can be obtained and traded. After a player has completed their Pokédex with the 150 Pokémon needed, they get a national dex and unleash a whole new adventure. In the new area they discover, they finds tons of new Pokémon that cannot be accessible in the Sinnoh region. New Pokémon can also be added to a player's National Dex with the newly added Migration feature. Trainers are allowed to "migrate" Pokémon from their Pokémon GBA games.
The game play is similar to the other games, on a slight top-down view, though these games are in 3D. Battles are turn-based. The top screen is used to view your character and the world around you, while the touch screen is a PokéWatch (known as the Pokétch application) used to view the time, make notes, check breeding, and more! The different applications for the Pokétch are added on as you unlock them throughout the game. These features, are unlocked through a multitude of tasks, be it showing someone a Pokémon of a specific nature, or just talking to someone.
Pokémon Pearl, has full compatibility with Pokémon Platinum and Pokémon Diamond. You can also use the Pokémon that you raised in Pokémon Battle Revolution. It's also semi-compatible with FireRed, LeafGreen, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, in the sense that you're able to transfer your Pokémon from those games to Pearl via Pal Park. Pal Park is accessible after you have obtained the National Dex.
- Gym Compendium (Pearl/Diamond)
- Items (Pearl/Diamond)
- TM/HM List (Pearl/Diamond)
- Contests Guide (Pearl/Diamond)
- Berry Dex (Pearl/Diamond)
- Walkthrough (Pearl/Diamond)
- Attacks (Diamond/Pearl)
- Pokédex (Diamond/Pearl)
- Tier listings
- Action Reply Codes (Diamond/Pearl)
- Nature (Additional)