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** Sitrus Berries now heal 25% of a Pokémon's max HP instead of 30 HP, and berries will activate immediately after their HP reach a certain amount rather than at the end of the turn.



* Sitrus Berry now heals 25% of its max HP instead of 30 HP, and berries will activate immediately after their HP reach a certain amount rather than at the end of the turn.


* CaptainObvious: Daisy the Psychic: she states that she will battle you when she catches you, and that she will reluctantly give you prize money when you beat her. Both of which you would know by you encounter her, especially since you've '''beaten the Pokemon League''' as she's on the island you can only reach via beating the game.
** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps that's why she uses Pokemon from the Slowpoke line...]]

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* CaptainObvious: Daisy the Psychic: she states that she will battle you when she catches you, and that she will reluctantly give you prize money when you beat her. Both of which you would know by you encounter her, especially since you've '''beaten the Pokemon League''' as she's on the island you can only reach via beating the game.
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game. Perhaps that's why she uses Pokemon from the Slowpoke line...]]


* ColorMotif: Blue, pink and yellow are prominent color in several aspects of Sinnoh, ranging from the protagonists, the lake trio and the mascot Legendaries [[note]]Lucas, Azelf and Dialga (blue); Dawn, Mesprit and Palkia (pink); Barry, Uxie and Giratina (yellow)[[/note]].

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* ColorMotif: Blue, pink and yellow are prominent color in several aspects of Sinnoh, ranging from the protagonists, the lake trio and the mascot Legendaries [[note]]Lucas, Azelf and Dialga (blue); Dawn, Mesprit and Palkia (pink); Barry, Uxie and Giratina (yellow)[[/note]]. The Shellos line are (depending on the variant) blue or pink with yellow trimmings.

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* Sitrus Berry now heals 25% of its max HP instead of 30 HP, and berries will activate immediately after their HP reach a certain amount rather than at the end of the turn.


* DamageTyping: These games introduced the Physical[=/=]Special split, which determine this based off the individual move rather than the ElementalRockPaperScissors chart (i.e. previously all Water moves were Special but now some aren't).


** ''Platinum'' only, and carried over to ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''; the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Acid_rain Acid Rain glitch]] will cause every weather to activate at once if a Pokémon faints to [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Pursuit]] while attempting to switch out if a weather is in play during a PlayerVersusPlayer battle. If Castform or Cherrim are sent out after the glitch has been triggered they will constantly transform due to their abilities being weather-dependent and cause the battle to lock up, requiring a restart.

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** ''Platinum'' only, and carried over to ''[=HeartGold=] and [=SoulSilver=]''; the [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Acid_rain Acid Rain glitch]] will cause every weather to activate at once if a Pokémon faints to [[YouWillNotEvadeMe Pursuit]] while attempting to switch out if a weather is in play during a PlayerVersusPlayer battle. If Castform or Cherrim are sent out after the glitch has been triggered they will constantly transform due to their abilities being weather-dependent and cause the battle to lock up, softlock, requiring a restart.


* AlwaysCheckBehindTheChair: The Wayward Cave that contains the pseudo-legendary Gible and the Earthquake TM is located right under the Cycling Road.



* BehindTheBlack: The Wayward Cave that contains the pseudo-legendary Gible and the Earthquake TM is located right under the Cycling Road.

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* BehindTheBlack: BalanceBuff:
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The Wayward Cave Physical-Special split gave Waterfall a badly-needed shot in the arm. Prior to the split, Waterfall was stuck as a worse version of Surf that contains didn't hit multiple enemies. Starting from these games, it was made a Physical move, which brings it out from Surf's shadow and gives Water-type physical attackers a solid move to work with. It also gained the pseudo-legendary Gible ability to make targets flinch.
** Several moves received power buffs in these games. Notable examples include Leaf Blade going from 70 to 90, Outrage being boosted from 90 to a massive ''120'',
and the Earthquake TM is located right under the Cycling Road.Rock Smash being brought up from a wimpy 20 to a slightly less wimpy 40.
** Hypnosis received a notable accuracy buff from 60% to 70%, which was promptly undone in ''Platinum'' onward.
** Absorb, Mega Drain, and Giga Drain all got their PP increased by 5 (to 25, 15, and 10 respectively).



* EasterEgg: Both this and FridgeHorror. An Antidote (a medicine that heals the Poison status effect ) can be found in a garbage can in the Dining Room of the Old Chateau. The same building is also home to some human ghosts. The implications speak for themselves.

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* EasterEgg: Both this and FridgeHorror. An Antidote (a medicine that heals the Poison status effect ) effect) can be found in a garbage can in the Dining Room of the Old Chateau. The same building is also home to some human ghosts. The implications speak for themselves.



** If you want to find extra Reaper Cloths beyond the ones normally found as part of play, you have to go back to Turnback Cave after catching Giratina and successfully find all three pillars in only three moves. The rooms are randomly generated, and a reliable way to predict the correct way to go from each room has yet to be found. Considering that the Reaper Cloth's one use (evolving Dusclops into Dusknoir) isn't seen as all that useful beyond filling out a spot in the Pokédex, most players don't even bother.

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** If you want to find extra Reaper Cloths beyond the ones normally found as part of play, you have to go back to Turnback Cave after catching Giratina and successfully find all three pillars in only three moves. The rooms are randomly generated, and a reliable way to predict the correct way to go from each room has yet to be found. Considering that the Reaper Cloth's one use (evolving Dusclops into Dusknoir) isn't seen as all that useful beyond filling out a spot in the Pokédex, Pokédex and you already get one for free, most players don't even bother.



** Surf, one of the best Water-type moves in Generation III, was nerfed by no longer [[GameplayAllyImmortality avoiding your ally in Double Battles.]]

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** Surf, one of the best Water-type moves in Generation III, was nerfed by [[TrialByFriendlyFire no longer [[GameplayAllyImmortality avoiding your ally in Double Battles.]]

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** One of the apps you can get for your Pokétch is a map, which, of course, keeps track of your location without having to repeatedly go to the menu and select your other map. However, this also allows you to see where roaming Pokémon are located without having to find them for yourself first, making it ''way more'' easier to find and catch them.


*** Byron's father is also the Underground Man, making them, as the game puts it, "a team of dedicated diggers"!

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*** Byron's father Byron is also related to the Underground Man, making them, as the game puts it, "a team of dedicated diggers"!

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** [[FridgeBrilliance Perhaps that's why she uses Pokemon from the Slowpoke line...]]

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*** Byron's father is also the Underground Man, making them, as the game puts it, "a team of dedicated diggers"!

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*** This is made even worse in international versions of Platinum, since due to the fact that the slots have been disabled, the TM is just given out at random.


* BadassFamily: This generation's Gym Leader lineup introduces Byron and Roark, a father and son pair who represent Canalave City and Oreburgh City.

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* BadassFamily: BadassFamily:
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This generation's Gym Leader lineup introduces Byron and Roark, a father and son pair who represent Canalave City and Oreburgh City. City.
** There's also the rival, Barry, who is a plenty strong trainer in his own right, and his absurdly-tough father Palmer, the Battle Tower Tycoon.



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