Synopses & Reviews
• This is the official tie-in to the Diamond & Pearl franchise.
• The second coming of Pokémon is taking over the world (of retail)!
• The Pokémon franchise is well known among parents as a safe bet and kid-friendly.
• Diamond & Pearl is one of the top-selling video games worldwide and is the most successful Pokémon release since the original series, selling almost 9 million copies worldwide and generating over $25 billion as of August 2007.
• The success of Diamond & Pearl games has generated enormous fan awareness not only of that series, but also of Pokémon across the board; even older titles such as Pokémon Adventures have seen a sales spike since the game’s debut.
• The anime series Diamond & Pearl is one of Cartoon Network’s feature properties, airing in the prime weekday afternoon time-slot.
• The theatrical release of the movies in the U.S.-the first in June 2008-will raise the profile of the series still higher.
• For Pokémon fans who have to get 'em all (or at least all the VIZ Media licensed merchandise)!
• Over 150 million Pokémon video games sold worldwide / 40 million in the U.S.
• Over 14 billion trading cards sold worldwide.
The fourth generation of the franchise, Diamond and Pearl, debuted in Japan in 2006, and is the most successful Pokémon release since the original series, selling more than 10 million video game units worldwide (and 3.4 million units in the U.S. since its 2007 debut).
The manga series tie-in to the newest generation of the Pokémon collection!
Set in the country Sinnoh, the story follows the adventures of Hareta, a young boy raised in the wild with Pokémon. Recruited by Prof. Rowan, he decides to become a Pokémon trainer after catching his first tame one, Piplup. He and the Professor's assistant, Mitsumi, set off on a quest to find Dialga, one of the three "Legendary" Pokémon, which is rumored to be able to control time. But Team Galactic, lead by villainous Cyrus, is hunting for Dialga too.
Most kids spend their days at school, but not Hareta. Raised in the wild by Pokmon, he can climb as high as an Aipcom, swim as fast as a Magikarp, and even eat bark like a Bidoof.
The fourth generation of the franchise, Diamond and Pearl, debuted in Japan in 2006, and is the most successful PokÉmon release since the original series, selling more than 10 million video game units worldwide (and 3.4 million units in the U.S. since its 2007 debut).
About the Author
Pokemon is more than a game or a TV show, it's a cultural phenomenon that has won the hearts of Japanese and American fans alike! Pokemon comics, games, animation, and toys are run-away hits worldwide. But Pokemon's appeal comes from exciting stories and dynamic personalities-the heart displayed by Ash and the loyalty of Pikachu and the other Pokemon. See for yourself what all the excitement is about.