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Proto:Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
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The kiosk demo of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl was used in stores prior to the game's release, and contains many differences from the final.

Map Changes

Route 203 was slightly changed between the demo and the final version. In the demo, a fence blocks access to the grass on the leftmost part of the route, and the grass surrounding the trees on the middle part of the route is not present. This effectively prevents the player from encountering any wild Pokémon during the demo. However, if a Walk Through Walls cheat code is used, wild battles work perfectly fine.

Prototype Final
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Prototype Final
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Prototype Final
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Early Text

Professor Rowan

Wow! You've done a great job.
I can sense that you could be a truly
great Pokémon Trainer.
You have the Thorn Pokémon ROSELIA.
Some Pokémon that haven't evolved in
other regions might evolve here in
the Sinnoh region.
Hmm... Let's see what happens with
your ROSELIA...
----------
A wonderous journey awaits you in
the Sinnoh region!

Pearl

Hey! I've been waiting for you!
Welcome to the Sinnoh region!
This is a region of great natural beauty
where Pokémon that have never been
seen before can be found! Follow me!
I'll walk you through Jubilife City!
----------
You'll find a cave if you walk straight
down this road.
You should go there and check it out!

POKéTCH Scientist

A Pokémon Watch is for all Trainers!
We call it a Pokétch for short!
----------
[player] obtained the Digital Watch
Pokétch app!
----------
There are various Pokétch apps
that you can add to it!

Youngster Roland

You got a Pokémon! I got a Pokémon!
Let's see whose Pokémon is the best!
----------
I give up! You're too much!
Are you maybe a Pokémon genius?
----------
Making Pokémon battle each other
makes them tougher.

Lass Carrie

Hi, what kinds of Pokémon do you
have with you?
I'll show you my Pokémon while we
have a battle.
----------
Huh? It's over already?!
I thought I'd win for sure!
----------
You're too tough!
I won't battle you again!
Just joking! I'll challenge you again
when I level up my Pokémon.

Youngster Norman

You're a Pokémon Trainer, and so
am I.
when Trainers lock eyes, that means
a battle is on!
----------
Losing makes me mad, but that
was still a bunch of fun!
----------
With Pokémon that tough, I bet you
could go anywhere in Sinnoh!


Lucas/Dawn

Thank you for playing!
We will see you again at the launch of
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl!

Demo End Text

This is the end of the Demo version.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Lose Text

Please try again.

PKMNDPKioskBanner.png A banner used to identify this as the demo version of the game. This banner is unused in the final version.

Trainer Data

Youngster Roland

  • Buizel Lv. 23 Male
  • Mantyke Lv. 23 Male

Lass Carrie

  • Chatot Lv. 23 Female
  • Pachirisu Lv. 24 Female

Youngster Norman

  • Kricketot Lv. 24 Male
  • Cherrim Lv. 25 Male

PKMN Trainer Diamond & PKMN Trainer Pearl

  • Lucario Lv. 30 Male
  • Roselia Lv. 30 Female
  • Mime Jr. Lv. 30 Male

Internal File Structure

Inside the ROM FS, some NARC archives that in the final are named *_release.narc, are named *_trial.narc in this kiosk demo.

Unseen Money

PokemonDiamondProto Money.png

The demo starts you with 123,456 Pokémon Dollars, but since you can't see how much money you have without cheating (such as using a walk-through-walls code to get to a Poké Mart and shop), this is never seen in normal gameplay. You're still given money by trainers in the demo area, though.