Generation IV
2006 — 2011
Pokemon Diamond box art
Pokemon Pearl box art
Main Platform Nintendo DS
Core Versions Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon Pearl Versions
Side Games Pokémon Conquest
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure,
Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire
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"Generation IV" was the fourth Generation of the Pokémon series. Generation IV introduced 107 Pokémon, labelled 387 through 493 in the National Poké Dex.

Generation IV primarily consists of three core games and remakes of the main Generation II titles: Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum Versions, and remakes of Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions: Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions. The generation received several side games, including Pokémon Conquest, a crossover between Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition series and the Pokémon series, and a new home-console adventure game entitled PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure.

Following its absence in Generation III, the day and night cycle and days of the week mechanics introduced in Pokémon Crystal Version returns in all core games released as part of Generation IV. Generation IV also begins the trend of changing the capitalization of words - namely move names and the spelling of Pokémon - from being all uppercase to instead be capitalized correctly (i.e. "SOLARBEAM" is renamed "SolarBeam"; and "POKéMON" to "Pokémon").

As with all Generations released prior to it, a new region is also introduced, as are two new playable characters. The remakes of the Generation II titles Pokémon Gold and Silver Versions also see the introduction of a third playable character, as the option to play as a female character was introduced in the game directly following them.

Games Edit

Pokémon Diamond Version
Pokémon Pearl Version
  • Japanese release: September 28, 2006
  • North American release: April 22, 2007
  • European release: July 27, 2007
Pokémon Platinum Version
  • Japanese release: September 13, 2008
  • North American release: March 22, 2009
  • European release: May 22, 2009
Pokémon HeartGold Version
Pokémon SoulSilver Version
  • Japanese release: September 12, 2009
  • North American release: March 14, 2010
  • European release: March 26, 2010
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
  • Japanese release: December 5, 2009
  • North American release: November 1, 2010
  • European release: July 9, 2010

Game Mascots Edit

Pokémon Introduced Edit

I · II · III · IV · V · VI · VII
Fictional Generations

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