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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions

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The day-night system first appearing in [[Pokémon Gold and Silver]] returns, with the same three [[time]] periods, but better transitioning between them. A new multifunction device called the [[Pokétch]], short for Pokémon WatchTech (which means the long name is Poket Monsters Technology), is also introduced. The [[Pokémon professor|regional Professor]]'s name is [[Professor Rowan]], after [[wp:Rowan|a tree]] like the others, and he allows the player and his or her rival to keep the [[starter Pokémon]] they used against attacking wild Pokémon at the beginning of the game.
A new battle system is used for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. In this new battle system, attacks are declared either physical or special by how the attack itself operates, i.e. whether the attack touches the enemy or not, instead of the attack type, as was previously the case. For example, {{m|ThunderPunch}} is now [[Stat#Attack|physical]] and {{m|Hyper Beam}} turns into [[Stat#Special Attack|special]]. This has been highly controversial with fans of the series, as it is considered to be "wasting" some strong Pokémon from previous generations, such as {{p|Blaziken}} and {{p|Sceptile}}, while other fans of the series hail this change as "more realistic".