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Big changes in Diamond and Pearl!

by Arty2

Just got online and saw some great news, so here’s a direct quote from Bulbanews:

On the 3rd floor of the Pokémon Garden, on the Yahoo! Kids official Pokémon Diamond and Pearl website, is the GameFreak development room. In the room are virtual representations of the Battle Director Shigeki Morimoto (森本茂樹), Head of Development Jun’ichi Masuda (増田順一) and Art Director Ken Sugimori (杉森 健).

According to Jun’ichi Masuda, Shin’ō will have a large underground world.

Ken Sugimori ponders evolving Roselia, and also reveals a silhouette of a new Pokémon, revealed in full in the trailer for Diamond and Pearl, thought to be related to Electabuzz.

Shigeki Morimoto reveals that Thunder Punch will be a physical attack, while Hyper Beam becomes a special attack — physical and special are to be set by attack, rather than by type as in previous games. He states that the battle system will be changed “dramatically”.

One unnamed female staff member mentions a new Pokémon she saw on Sugimori’s screen — the silhouette Sugimori reveals. She also suggests that the three starter types will be Fighting, Psychic and Dark. If this were true, it is likely that the type affinity chart will be changed in order to balance the three.

Bulbanews has confirmed the attribution of the statements above. Please note that Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is still in development and the above-mentioned changes may not make it into the final version.

We’ll try to get more info about it as soon as possible.

About the author

Arty2

Heracles is an Athens-based architect and designer.
He founded LegendaryPKMN in 2001.

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