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Generation IV
第4世代
PKMN Plt
Logos of final game in Sinnoh
Information
Debut JN September 28, 2006
EN April 22, 2007
Pokémon 493 (107 new)
Region Sinnoh
Date Ended JN September 18, 2010 (1451 days)
EN March 4, 2011 (1412 days)
Game Information
Main Game(s): Diamond and Pearl
Platinum
Remake(s): HeartGold and SoulSilver
Storage Games: Ranch
Battle Arena Games: Battle Revolution

Generation IV (第四世代 Dai Yon-sedai) is the forth instalment of the Pokémon franchise. The Generation IV games introduced a number of advancements including new Pokémon, moves, mechanics and gameplay features.

Chronologically, Diamond, Pearl and Platinum take place around the same time as Generation II.

Starter Pokémon

Gen4

The Sinnoh Starter Pokémon evolved.

As with the other main series Pokémon games, a new set of starter Pokémon were introduced for the fourth generation. Continuing with tradition, these Pokémon are a Water-type, Grass-type or a Fire-type. They include Piplup (Water), Turtwig (Grass) and Chimchar (Fire).

Like Emerald, the Gold and Silver remakes, HeartGold and SoulSilver, include the same Starter Pokémon as their predecessors, they are Totodile (Water), Chikorita (Grass) and Cyndaquil (Fire), which are the Starter Pokémon of the Johto region.

Gym Leaders and the Elite Four

Like previous generations, Generation IV introduced a new set of Gym Leaders and the Elite Four. All of these trainers specialize in a specific type of Pokémon and are key to progressing through the game. The HeartGold and SoulSilver Gym Leaders, Elite Four and Champion will remain the same as their predecessors. in Gold and Silver.

Gym Leaders

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

Leader

Type

Roark

Rock

Gardenia

Grass

Maylene

Fighting

Crasher Wake

Water

Fantina

Ghost

Byron

Steel

Candice

Ice

Volkner

Electric

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Leader

Type

Falkner

Flying

Bugsy

Bug

Whitney

Normal

Morty

Ghost

Chuck

Fighting

Jasmine

Steel

Pryce

Ice

Clair

Dragon

Elite Four

Diamond, Pearl and Platinum

Member

Type

Aaron

Bug

Bertha

Ground

Flint

Fire

Lucian

Psychic

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Member

Type

Will

Psychic

Koga

Poison

Bruno

Fighting

Karen

Dark

Pokémon Champion

In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, the Pokémon Champion is Cynthia, a woman that helps the player on various occasions. The Champion in HeartGold and SoulSilver remains the same as Generation II, which is Lance, a former member of the Elite Four of the Kanto region and the man who helps you take down Team Rocket.

Antagonist

In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, the main antagonist is Team Galactic, whose objectives is to create a new world.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the main antagonist is Team Rocket. They want to re-assemble their organization after Giovanni disbanded it, after being beaten by Red.

Games

Main series


Side series


Pokémon


Trivia

  • All the Sinnoh starter final evolutions have a second type.
  • HeartGold and SoulSilver were released packaged with a pedometer called a PokéWalker that allows players to carry their Pokémon with them.
  • All the Sinnoh starter final evolutions can learn the move Earthquake.
  • Generation IV has the most Legendary Pokémon of any generation.
  • Generation IV has the most evolutionary additions to previous Generation families, such as Sneasel to Weavile and Tangela to Tangrowth.
  • Inventions from Generations IV and V were hinted in the third generation games, Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. If you go to the Devon Corporation building, on the second floor you see various scientist working on computers. When you talk to the scientists, one states that he is working on a device that will revive Pokémon fossils he follows by stating its working. When you talk to the other scientist on the computer he states that he is working on a device that will visually reproduce the dreams of Pokémon and he follows by stating that it is not going well. If you talk to the last scientist on a computer he will say he is developing a device that will allow you to talk with Pokémon he follows by saying that he hasn't had much success.
  • In Platinum, Fantina is the third Gym Leader. Maylene is fourth and Crasher Wake comes fifth.
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