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Pokemon Platinum Review

For some reason, best unlimited hosting has always been my black sheep of the franchise. I recently played through Pokémon Pearl a few years ago and was pleasantly surprised. You can go read my review on this site if you want, as Platinum is basically an update of Pearl/Diamond. Since this isn’t a new entry, this review won’t be as detailed as my usual Pokémon reviews but I thought it was worth it to write one as Platinum does a lot to fix the wrongs of Diamond and Pearl.

The Best

Improved storyline. I actually felt more involved and generally cared more for the Sinnoh in Platinum. The main villain Cyrus is actually a lot more interesting and the game seems to move more fluently. I honestly remember next to nothing about Diamond and Pearl’s plot, but had a genuine good time replaying through Platinum. If you google search the differences between Platinum and Diamond/Pearl, you’ll see that there’s actually quite a lot. In my opinion this is probably the main reason to invest into Platinum.

The Good

  • They fixed two of my biggest gripes with Diamond & Pearl. Surfing is now much faster and the hp bar goes down faster. Simple but appreciated fixes.
  • The distortion world. A puzzle gravity dungeon where you face off against Giratina at the end. Very entertaining.
  • The HM Defog is no longer essential for progress.
  • Last time in the series where the Elite 4 had a specific order. I miss this.
  • Cynthia. One of the best champions of the franchise.

The So-So

+/- Watch out for kock offs! This is probably one of the most pirated games out there. I’d say 75% of the copies on ebay are fakes so be careful.

The Bad

  • For some reason, gyms leaders are now back to full type exclusive teams. That was a feature I enjoyed the most out of Diamond & Pearl.

The Lowdown

Pokémon Platinum is well worth your time if Pokémon is a franchise you love. I for one finished it 17 quick hours in just a few settings as I could not stop playing. There’s easily 40 hours of content in here if you plan to do everything and complete the pokedex. It fixes most problems with Diamond & Pearl so you might want to pick it up if you ever want to revisit generation 4.

Pokémon Y Wonderlocke -Ep 4 “Refrigerate my Rotom”

In the latest episode, we finally meet up with Professor Sycamore and get an old school starter. We also see Lysandre for the first time and stroll around Luminose City. Hope you enjoy!

Wonderlocke Rules:

1- When a Pokémon faints, it is considered “dead” and cannot be used anymore. It has to be either released or stored in a specified PC Box titled “Cemetery”.

2- You can only capture the first Pokémon you find in every new area and nothing else. If it faints of flees, there are no second chances.

3- The captured Pokémon must be Wondertraded and cannot be used in battle. You can however use the Pokémon obtained from Wonder Trade.

4- If a Pokémon obtained from Wonder Trade is too overpowered or over-leveled, you have 1 of 2 choices. Store it and keep it for later or Wonder Trade it again until a more suitable Pokémon is obtained. This is a one time decision and cannot be reversed.

5- If you receive the same species of Pokémon twice, you may Wonder Trade it again until you get a Pokémon not previously obtained.

6- You must give a nickname to all of the Pokémon you catch, for the sake of forming stronger emotional bonds.

Pokémon Y Wonderlocke!! – Ep 3 “The Garden Maze”

In this episode, we manage to evolve our Scatterbug twice for it to reach the magnificient Vivillion form. We also finally get our exp share and battle a bunch of trainers and advance the story.

Pokémon Y Wonderlocke!! – Ep 2 “A Costly Victory”

In the second episode of our Wonderlocke, Steven makes a crucial mistake and ends up losing one of his best Pokémon. This is just the second episode and it doesn’t look that great for our hero.

Wonderlocke Rules:

1- When a Pokémon faints, it is considered “dead” and cannot be used anymore. It has to be either released or stored in a specified PC Box titled “Cemetery”.

2- You can only capture the first Pokémon you find in every new area and nothing else. If it faints of flees, there are no second chances.

3- The captured Pokémon must be Wondertraded and cannot be used in battle. You can however use the Pokémon obtained from Wonder Trade.

4- If a Pokémon obtained from Wonder Trade is too overpowered or over-leveled, you have 1 of 2 choices. Store it and keep it for later or Wonder Trade it again until a more suitable Pokémon is obtained. This is a one time decision and cannot be reversed.

5- If you receive the same species of Pokémon twice, you may Wonder Trade it again until you get a Pokémon not previously obtained.

6- You must give a nickname to all of the Pokémon you catch, for the sake of forming stronger emotional bonds.