Pokémon Diamond, Pearl get patched

Minor flaw spotted in top-selling DS games; NCL says a patch is on the way.

TOKYO--Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are the hottest-selling games in Japan at the moment. The games sold an unprecedented 1.6 million copies their first week and have since gone on to ship around 2.5 million units in Japan.

The official Pokémon Web site issued a statement yesterday regarding a problem in the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl software.

Although occurring only rarely under special conditions, according to Nintendo, the bug causes players to become stuck in walls in certain rooms. In some instances it can even lead to the malfunctioning or loss of saved game data. The games' Web site gives instructions on how to get around these issues.

In addition, it was announced that a patch will be distributed through DS Stations at participating stores throughout Japan and at all Pokémon Center branches on October 27.

It seems unlikely that these problems will affect North American or European gamers, because the fixes will almost certainly be added to the games before they go on sale.

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cooltc
cooltc

and how to put pictures cause i hate that G icon how to change it?

cooltc
cooltc

do anyone of you guys know how to get azuril flute?

cjcr_alexandru
cjcr_alexandru

Looks like Pokemon games are popular, very popular in Japan. I haven't played one yet.

meimnobody
meimnobody

The glitches people are avoidable. Also one of them occurs when you use a certain ability at a certain place. Both of these glitches are something that would be very hard to find unless a certain specific thing occured. As for patching it's quite obvious. Much like other ds download volumes you download it with pokemon pearl or diamond then activate the patch. The game cart data is then patched. It's a pretty good idea. Hopefully they do more such as correct flaws in say Mario Kart mp and prevent Metroid Prime hunting hacking.

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

A patch for a DS game? How does that work?

SAmariochamp
SAmariochamp

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Alexman3456
Alexman3456

so sad no more glitch i love using it

TryMe01
TryMe01

pokemon are getting patched, only in Japan. and this isn't the first time this has happened to a PKMN game, remember ruby/sapphire?

chicken008
chicken008

2 event pokemon are obtainable in the games with this glitch..>_>

AL13NK1LL3R
AL13NK1LL3R

so how u patch the game? just wondering

Alexman3456
Alexman3456

so if u people dont know this glitch is because if u go in the elite 4 go to the dorr 1 use surf u can walk around outside and catch the nintendo event pokes darkai shemi and arserus

justiceboy13
justiceboy13

imagine if they patched R/B...there goes glitchy fun...

Alexman3456
Alexman3456

no darkai glitch in the america diamond then

Dace67
Dace67

As long as it doesn't affect anything here, I'm okay with it.

Kai_Ozu
Kai_Ozu

That is soo odd to see a pokemon game getting a patch.

pohlkat
pohlkat

Golden sun>>>>>>Pokemon Not even kidding

PiMacleod_basic
PiMacleod_basic

kinda want to play it too. I used to play the older ones with a friend who'd always get the opposite color, so that we'd get the most out of the franchise.... ...but I haven't seen him in a long time. So, I probably won't be going back to Pokemon, no matter how good it is. I kinda feel gypped not being able to see the full game I paid for.....plus, it was more of a social thing for us. Oh well.

Israfel856
Israfel856

Damn, that would suck if you lost all your data. Good thing it will be remedied when the game comes out over here.

umbaquaw
umbaquaw

Hmm, that would suck to lose all your save files. I might just get a DS now. Yes, I like Pokemon still.

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

these games will be sweet when they get released down here

bossjimbob
bossjimbob

So much for Nintendo's games being "flawless." To be fair, the big N is usually very good at catching most bugs, but the last few Pokemon games have all shipped with one issue or another (remember the save game bug?). Proof that no developer is immune to shipping a less-than-perfect product.

edger2006
edger2006

Can't Wait to play that GAME!!!!

glitchgeeman
glitchgeeman

Well, I hope it doesn't affect the NA version.

OmegaOrtega
OmegaOrtega

Thats what they get for rushing. It's a simple DS game, how hard is it to keep it bug free? Stop playing Pokemon, there was a game called Golden Sun on the GBA and I think it's a freaking shame Pokemon blew it out the waters in sells in both JPN and the US. Nintendo, publish another Golden Sun game will you....jeez

P2L5NM
P2L5NM

Well, these are the games which are REALLY going to SELL the DS. Pokemon = Biggest Handheld System seller.

axes03
axes03

minor flaw.......lol, they should erase the hole game and start over.

captaindaaku
captaindaaku

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