A Pearl Shows Up

I have to watch what I write.

I have to remember that my wife reads this blog most days.

Last week I wrote about getting a Nintendo DS Lite and Pokemon Diamond for my birthday, a gift from my wife and daughter.

In the comments for that post, it was suggested that I should have asked for Pokemon Pearl rather than Diamond, as each has some pokemon that the other does not. You cannot catch them all if you do not have both versions.

A couple of days later I came home to find a late birthday present: Pokemon Pearl.


So now we have both, and potentially, access to all of the pokemon in this series.

I let my daughter take on the challenge of Pearl, as she was already way ahead of me in the game, having already defeated 7 of the 8 gym leaders.  (I have only defeated 2 so far.)

Of course, I have read that there are a pair of new pokemon games coming out in April, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness.

If we end up having to get these games (and no doubt we will), I will know to at least get one of each this time around.

And why, you may ask, do I feel I have to watch what I write? After all, I ended up with a new game from my wife.

Well, at the end of the month, I am the one who pays the bills, and it is tough to have to moral high ground about spending too much money when there are presents for me on the credit card bill!

3 thoughts on “A Pearl Shows Up

  1. Mike

    As a coincidence, after reading your entry my girlfriend got a DS and despite my not having used my old GameBoy Advance in years, a few days later I was so hooked that I went out and bought my own.

    So my very first game was Pokemon Diamond and I was considering doing just what you mentioned, as my local game store did a double pack of Pearl and Diamond for a £25 saving…however I found out that my girlfriend is not a fan of Pokemon so I went instead for just Diamond.

    Sods law, now I’ve started playing it, she wants a go.


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