As we all know (or at least us Pokemon nerds), today was the release date of Pokemon Platinum, the newest game in the series, which sold over one million copies in its first two days in Japan.

Platinum is the sequel to the recent Diamond and Pearl games. (Which are, of course, slightly different versions of each other). Platinum has two new aspects which may be of interest. One: A new area called Distortion World. And two: (Possibly just rumor) 61 new little beasties added to the Pokedex. (Available to catch).

Distortion World adds an entirely new concept to the Pokemon series; it is the closest any handheld Pokemon games have ever gotten to 3D. Distortion World is the dwelling place of Giratina, and is full of strange “rules.”

These “rules,” as I will call them, include moving platforms, disappearing scenery, and more.

I won’t tell you much more, (We don’t wanna ruin the storyline, huh?) but you might want to carry Pokemon with the moves Surf and Strength with you before entering Distortion World…

Discussion on this topic can be found here or here.

  • Tonchiki

    Sixty-one WHAT?!
    That can't be true.
    We would have heard all about it long ago.
    That just can't be. There are a few new (pointless) forms, but that's it.

    • Kurai Chi

      I did say it might just be a rumor

      • Naokohiro

        I'm pretty sure they probably mean that 61 Pokémon were added to the Sinnoh Dex (so you can find them before beating the Elite Four). Of course 61 5th gen Pokémon aren't going to make a magical appearance…

  • Sabbo

    I'm almost certain it's a rumor.

    If it weren't, then we probably would've heard of it by now, due to Japan getting the game way before us.

  • Fizz

    It's not 61 NEW Pokémon, they just mean the additions to the Sinnoh Dex. It used to have only 151 Pokémon (Turtwig to Manaphy), but they rearranged the list and added some extra ones in to make a better Pre-National Dex lineup, as well as allowing the flagship Pokémon of Platinum, Giratina, to fit in the Dex at the time you encounter him.

  • Kurai Chi

    Edited ^_^

  • I got it yesterday along with the Giratina Origin Form figurine. I'm surprised at how early Bidoof and Shinx evolve.

  • Tristan Coleman

    pikachu is the most adobrable of all the pokemons*:.

  • the Pokemons are very cute! i love all the cute pocket monsters`””

  • when i hear the word Pokemon, Pikachu always comes up to my mind~~’

  • This is a great post, thanks for sharing. I’m currently watching pokemon episodes.

  • Pokemons are very very cute, i would really love to keep one of them in our home ~~.