Diamond & Pearl arc (Adventures)

Emerald arc
Pokémon Adventures
Platinum arc
Diamond & Pearl
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The Sinnoh Pokédex holders and their starters
Chapters 79
(PS338 - PS416)
Region Sinnoh
Preceded by Emerald arc
Followed by Platinum arc

The Diamond & Pearl arc (Japanese: ダイヤモンド・パール編 Diamond & Pearl arc), also referred to as The Seventh Chapter (Japanese: 第七章 The Seventh Chapter), is the seventh story arc of the Pokémon Adventures manga, consisting of nine volumes. It is the third longest completed arc of the series. In North America, this arc is grouped with the Platinum arc as the eleven-volume Pokémon Adventures Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, as Pokémon Platinum Version had been released internationally by the time these two arcs were released internationally. It began serialization in November 2006, and ended in February 2010.

The arc follows the adventures of Diamond, Pearl, and Lady Platinum Berlitz as they travel through Sinnoh towards Mt. Coronet. The aim of the journey is for Platinum to fulfill a family tradition by using a material from the mountain's summit to create an accessory bearing the Berlitz family crest. However, a misunderstanding leads her bodyguards to be switched with Diamond and Pearl, who think they are in a reality TV show with Platinum as a tour guide.

The journey is made difficult as the group get detoured by Team Galactic numerous times which in turn causes Team Galactic to get irritated by them. During their travels, Diamond and Pearl frequently practice their manzai comedy routine while Platinum decides to test her skills by challenging Gym Leaders and Contests.



Main article: List of chapters in the Diamond & Pearl arc of Pokémon Adventures

Important events

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Main article: Timeline of events in the Diamond & Pearl arc of Pokémon Adventures
  • Diamond and Pearl meet Platinum through a coincidence and the three receive their starter Pokémon.
  • The trio stumble upon Cyrus at Mt. Coronet.
  • Paka and Uji are transported into another universe by Saturn.
  • Cyrus invades the ruins in Celestic Town.
  • Platinum finds out that Diamond and Pearl are not her real bodyguards.
  • Platinum forgives her travelling companions, and the trio decide to split, with each member going to a different lake in the Sinnoh region.
  • Team Galactic detonates the Galactic Bomb over Lake Valor. They capture the Lake guardians.
  • Cyrus crafts two Red Chains.
  • Diamond, Pearl and Platinum reunite and set the Lake guardians free.
  • Diamond, Pearl and Platinum defeat Team Galactic and calm Dialga and Palkia.
  • A shadow emerges and drags Cyrus, Dialga and Palkia inside a portal that appeared over the Spear Pillar.

Party changes


The following Pokémon are obtained:


The following Pokémon evolve:

Gym Battles

Platinum defeats the following Gym Leaders:

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