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Pokémon DP: Pocket Monsters Diamond Pearl Monogatari (Manga)

Pokémon DP: Pocket Monsters Diamond Pearl Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventures!
Synonyms: Pokémon DP - Pocket Monster Diamond Pearl Monogatari, Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Adventures, Pokemon DP, Pokémon DP: Pocket Monsters Diamond-Pearl Legend
Japanese: ポケモンDP―ポケットモンスターダイヤモンド・パール物語


Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 37
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 27, 2007 to Oct 28, 2009
Authors: Ihara, Shigekatsu (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 7.551 (scored by 756 users)
Ranked: #30232
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Most kids spend their days at school, but not Hareta. Raised in the wild by Pokémon, he can climb as high as an Aipom, swim as fast as a Magikarp, and even eat bark like a Bidoof!

Recruited by Professor Rowan, Hareta decides to become a Pokémon Trainer. Along with his first Pokémon, Piplup, and his new friend Mitsumi, he sets off in search of the legendary Pokémon Dialga. But Team Galactic is hunting for Dialga too. Can Hareta and Piplup defeat Team Galactic and stop their evil plans?

(Source: VIZ Media)


Pokémon DP: Pocket Monsters Diamond Pearl Monogatari was published in English as Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! by VIZ Media from April 1, 2008 to November 2, 2010.

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Jun 29, 2012
This shit is hardcore, man. You think you understand Pokemon? Think again, motherfucker.

Yes, sometimes the humor feels a bit forced and can fall flat. Yes, it can be childish at times. Yes, the main character is a lot like Jaden Yuki.

But really, who cares?

This shit is amazing. Team Galactic gets a sinister as fuck portrayal in this manga and they feel like a threat. Don't believe me? Try volumes 4 and 5. Grimdark as fuck. It's not your typical story where the bad guys just try to defeat the MC's Pokemon so he'll leave them alone. Fuck that, these guys want him dead.

But yeah, read more
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Aug 5, 2013
First of all I need to say that I didn't expect much from his manga when I first saw the cover but it surprised me quite positively.

Story: 8
This is the most impressing thing about that manga. When I played the d/p games Team Galactic I thought that they didn't act the way an evil organisation should and the manga managed it to make Team Galactic act more evil. Especially Cyrus seems to be the more insane and brilliant leader. Furthermore there were some pretty good plot twists which really surprised me.

Art: 7
The art is good, it's very different from th art of Pokemon Adventures read more
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Oct 2, 2011
Despite being released by Viz Kids in North America, and having a extremely similar English title, this series has nothing to do with Pokémon Special. Viz Kids only used similar names to trick children or people that don't know any better into spending money on a sub-par series.
To add insult to injury they have since begun releasing the Diamond and Pearl chapters of Pokémon Special under the title of "Pokemon Adventures Diamond and Pearl.
I advise you stay away from this series and instead read Pokémon Special/Pokémon Adventures.
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