- Mar 28, 2010
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So in Diamond and Pearl, Professor Rowan gives you the Sinnoh Pokédex with a mission to fill it just by seeing all the Pokémon (you don't have to catch them). You battle every trainer in Sinnoh on your way to the Elite Four to have seen a total of 149 Pokémon. Then you find the picture of the opposite version's legendary to complete your Sinnoh Dex. You show it to Professor Rowan and then Professor Oak comes in and upgrades it to the National Mode. You look through your new Pokédex that now starts with #025 Pikachu and has a lot of blanks for the Pokémon that weren't in the Sinnoh Dex, which you find to be normal, until you scroll down to the Sinnoh section and see it all filled except for 18 blanks between Weavile and Uxie. And then you battle new legendaries, to discover that there are more Pokémon beyond Palkia. How can you have missed so many Sinnoh Pokémon if you got the National Dex as a reward for seeing them all? Because there are Sinnoh Pokémon that aren't in the Sinnoh Dex. The blanks between Weavile and Uxie include 17 new evolutions of Pokémon not in Sinnoh, plus Rotom. Platinum improves the Sinnoh Dex by adding those missing evolution families to the Dex along with Rotom and Giratina. But there's still no Heatran, Regigigas, Cresselia, Phione, Darkrai, Shaymin or Arceus in Platinum's Sinnoh Pokédex. So the Sinnoh Pokédex is still not complete. And they are the only Pokémon that's not in any regional Pokédex. Other regional Pokédexes always included all the Pokémon introduced with that region. Don't you think all those Pokémon that were introduced in Sinnoh should have been in the Sinnoh Dex? All the Sinnoh Legendaries and Mythicals? Wouldn't it be cool to start the National Dex with the Gen IV section completely filled out from #387 Turtwig to #493 Arceus?