Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! is an eight volume manga based on the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games. It is written and illustrated by Shigekatsu Ihara. All eight volumes are translated by Viz.The manga stars Hareta, a boy who has lived in the wild for most of his life because Professor Rowan noticed that he had the ability to instantly become friends with Pokémon.One day Hareta is called to Professor Rowan's lab by his assistant, Mitsumi. The two of them then set off in search for the legendary Pokémon Dialga. They however have to worry about Team Galactic, who are also after Dialga. And off they set on a journey, beating the Gym Leaders (it's a Pokémon manga, what do you expect?) while simultaneously trying to stop Team Galactic from capturing Dialga.Not to be confused with the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl based chapter of Pokemon Adventures (Which has "Platinum" added to it in Viz Media releases to distinguish each other).
This series provides examples of:
Abusive Parents: Cyrus is, for all intents and purposes, Mitsumi's father figure. Who raised her to be a war machine (in the games it's implied that his own parents were abusive, but in DPA it never comes up).
Adaptation Dye-Job: Mitsumi has green hair; her video game counterpart's hair is black/blue. Hareta's hair appears to be pitch black, while his game counterparts hair color is the same deal as Mitsumi's.
Berserk Button: FOR LIFE ITSELF, DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT SELL POKEMON WHEN HARETA IS IN THE VICINITY! THAT IS THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN BE EVIL FROM HARETA'S POINT OF VIEW! And if you are arresting a friend of Hareta even if he/she is on Team Galactic... well, GOOD LUCK!
Big Bad: Cyrus for five volumes, Charon for the next three.
Big Eater: Kaisei. Hareta apparently inherited this trait from him.
"Blind Idiot" Translation: Averted for the most part, but it has its moments. Such as B-2 being identified as "the buttman of Team Rocket" (he's in Team Galactic; there are no Rockets in this series), misspelling a main character's name in a few places, mistaking Saturn's gender at one point, and formatting the occasional text in Western order despite the translation being released in Japanese order.
In volume 1's "DP Snapshots", the title of one of the pages is "ターゲット、 ロックオン!", quite literally the English words "Target, Lock-on!" in katakana. What did Viz translate it as? "Rock the Target's World!" ...
The Japanese text could also be read as "Target, Rock On!", which is likely the cause of the mistake.
Sure, it could be read that way. Except for the fact that it makes close to no sense in the context.
Breaking the Fellowship: When Hareta battles Cyrus on a Rope Bridge while Mitsumi and Jun deal with his subordinates, and... well the bridge breaks, with Hareta falling into the river below. It takes over a whole volume before he is reunited with either Jun or Mitsumi. (Who were also separated a bit later.)
Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Cyrus's Pokémon are last seen in volume 3 and only casually mentioned once later, in what's pretty much a joke (Hareta imagines Cyrus as a fisherman, mentioning Gyarados in the process). It's assumed that he had them in volume 5 since he waited for Hareta to battle him, but once Hareta actually arrives, he doesn't use them. It simply never comes up for the rest of the series.
Covers Always Lie: Volume 6 features Origin Form Giratina on the cover, the volume is about Hareta fighting in a tournament. Giratina is only mentioned once in the last panel of the book.
Covers Always Spoil: One of the covers prominently features Mitsumi in Galactic garb. It may be somewhat a case of It Was His Sled with the fandom, but it can be a spoiler to people if you haven't read enough of the manga
Curb-Stomp Battle: Has quite a few. Mitsumi's beatdown of Hareta in Volume 4 when they battle comes to mind, until Hareta himself joins in.
Maylene did the same thing earlier, whining about how she was only present in one panel that chapter. Fantina was also given a minor role in just one chapter. Maylene, Crasher Wake, and Fantina are all considerably less important than Roark and Gardenia were, at least until the gym leaders start helping out against Team Galactic.
Cynthia, while more important than the three aforementioned gym leaders, still doesn't appear as much as one would expect of her.
Determinator: Hareta. No matter how much you beat him, he'll come back with a grin and a renewed determination to train harder and fight better. And no matter how many threats you make against him, his friends, or any Pokémon, he'll be doubly determined to stop you.
Getting Crap Past the Radar: Hareta hitting the cameraman in the junk with his Poké Ball, which Piplup then proceeds to emerge from—stuck in the poor guy's crotch.
A flashback to a half-sleeping Hareta peeing on Mitsumi's travel bag.
Neo Team Galactic's attempted suicide bombing of the league tournament.
The constant abuse of B-2's butt, but especially an infamous shot from the final volume where a Stunky is sniffing it with its face between the cheeks.
Flint's entrance at the tournament sees him accompanied by three shapely women (and an indifferent driver).
After the contest in volume 2, Hareta is all too eager to get out of his suit and takes it off in front of Jun and Mitsumi...and everyone else in the lobby. He then proceeds to run around naked while Mitsumi yells that he needs to put clothes on.
Did they seriously just compare Purugly's tail to a bra? "Lifts and separates"?
Mitsumi attempting suicide is a bit surprising, even for Shōnen.
The entire last battle could be an example as well, especially since it's established that going up against Giratina is for fun rather than out of necessity.
Good Is Not Nice: Koya is a member of the International Police, but that doesn't stop him from being a complete jerkass.
Happily Failed Suicide: Mitsumi seems right as rain after being pulled out of the explosion she pretty much begged to remain in.
Heel-Face Turn: Cyrus (yes, you read it right), Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter, all after volume 5
As well as Mitsumi, pre-series.
Heel Realization: It takes almost blowing up the universe, but Cyrus finally realizes that he might not be the savior he thought he was.
Heroic BSOD: Jun after failing to save Mitsumi from Jupiter.
Honor Before Reason: Hareta in dealing with pretty much every villain except Charon. Cyrus does it too, especially when he delays his plan by several hours, waiting on the Spear Pillar for Hareta to show up so they can have that battle he promised the kid.
Idiot Hero: Hareta is this. When he beats Roark and gets his first badge, he tries to eat it. On the other hand, it does fuel his Determinator status, as he's apparently too dumb to realize when he may be in over his head.
Granted it's not said if DPA Cyrus is 27 like his game counterpart, but since this is the only canon where he looks young enough to be that age and there's nothing really to contradict it, it can be assumed that he is. But that makes things difficult, as he'd have had to be in his mid-teens when he recruited Mitsumi. Not impossible, as this is a franchise built around the incredible feats of eleven-year-olds and we already know he was a massive overachiever as a kid, but... difficult.
Inconsistent Dub: Various translation errors involving items and abilities from the video games. Also while Jun keeps his Japanese name, the name "Jun" is localized in the video games (as an optional default name) and anime as "Barry".
And in volume 6, the Japanese character Handsome has had his name translated as "Hansom", rather than being consistent with the games and anime which call him "Looker".
And as of volume 7 is back to being Looker with the rationale that Looker is his code name. So does that mean that his real name is Hansom?
Let's Get Dangerous: Mitsumi was shown to have a single Starly in volume 1. Volume 2 she dominates a contest with a superpowered Infernape. Volume 6 has her going head to head with Cynthia and only losing because she gives in, despite being equally matched. Of course, having a past as a Team Galactic officer will do that to you.
No Name Given: A recurring Galactic Grunt with a swollen ass is known for most of the series simply as "That guy with the butt". In volume 7 he states that as a grunt he has no name and that he is known as K-2. Also a Punny Name in Japanese due to it sounding incredibly similar to "ketsu", the Japanese word for "butt".
Of course, in the English translation, he explains that he is named B-2, with Hareta cheerfully informing him that it "sounds kinda like 'butt'". Er... nice try, but no cigar there.
No Sense of Personal Space: Jun throwing himself at Mitsumi with a loud "Hello there!" when they get to Floaroma Town gets him slugged by her.
Hareta's father left him in the care of Professor Rowan, who in turn left Hareta in the care of wild Pokémon!
Mitsumi was an orphan and was raised by Cyrus.
Pet the Dog: All of the Galactics save for Charon. Even Cyrus gets in on it in the Platinum arc.
Plot Hole: In the first chapter it is stated that it's been four years since Hareta and Rowan have seen each other. The first half of the Deoxys side-story, which is set before the first chapter, features both Hareta and Rowan. Hareta doesn't look much younger than he is now, certainly not four years younger.
She's a Man in Japan: Aaaaaalmost. Saturn gets called "she" twice on one page, but "he" the rest of the series. Admittedly, a few pages before, Saturn is drawn with broad hips, long eyelashes, and man-breasts for no apparent reason.
Shown Their Work: When Hareta and pals head to Veilstone City in volume 7, there's a shot as they're approaching the town (riding Jun's Dragonite) of the entire city EXACTLY as it appears in Platinum version.
Sibling Triangle: Well... Not exactly siblings, but both Jun and his father Palmer have an interest in Mitsumi.
Slasher Smile: Cyrus gets some rather terrifying grins, particularly after he summons Dialga.
Sniff Sniff Nom: Hareta. Things that have been in his mouth include Poké Balls, Badges and a Galactic Grunt's ass.
Spiritual Successor: This manga can be seen as one to an earlier manga by the same artist, "Pocket Monsters Emerald: Challenge!! Battle Frontier", which was a Japan and Singapore only manga based off the Battle Frontier portion of Emerald.
Vague Age: As expected from Pokémon. Hareta seems to be around the same age as his game counterpart, eleven or so, but Mitsumi and Jun seem considerably older than their game counterparts, with Mitsumi seeming even slightly older than Jun.
Villainous BSOD: Cyrus after realizing that Dialga and Palkia will destroy everything, without hope of rebirth, and it's all his own stupid fault, could also perhaps qualify as My God, What Have I Done?.
And Mars, a few chapters before that, when Cyrus reveals that his "new world" involves destroying everything and everyone in the current one. She snaps out of it enough to help in the end, though.
Villains Never Lie: Cyrus is surprisingly honest about his goal to become a god (blurting it out in what's basically his introductory speech as he does), and as in the games he goes on about a "new world" so much that it comes as a surprise that apparently all of his followers thought it was a metaphor. Or something.
And the Galactics are true to their word about evacuating the exploding base, including the Gym Leaders they were holding prisoner. But that may have more to do with their plan to delete the universe in a couple of hours than any actual honor. They do enjoy a challenge, after all.
Villainous Demotivator: Cyrus's reaction to Saturn's loss to Hareta is to fire Saturn on the spot. Never mind that Saturn had just successfully caught Azelf.
He does forgive Saturn a few pages later, surprisingly enough, but... still harsh.