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Pokémon Light Platinum is a ROM hack of Pokémon Ruby. Taking place in the new region of Zhery, you can find and catch Pokémon up to Generation 5. It is authored by Wesley FG, who released the latest update of the game in 2017.
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Not to be confused with Pokémon Platinum, which this game is unrelated to (although it takes some elements from Platinum).


This game provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Name Change: Ethan, Lucas, and Hilbert appear, and are referred to as Kenta, Diamond, and Blair, respectively.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Rochelle is a gym leader and archaeologist.
  • As You Know: An impossibly blatant example.
    Player's mother: Something strange is happening there [Central City] involving ALPHA, the language only you know because your father taught it to you before he died.
  • Bee Afraid: Inhore City is taken over by a swarm of Combee being controlled by Team Steam.
  • Brick Break: Focus Punch can break huge rocks in the Lauren region.
  • Bubblegloop Swamp: Route 406 is a large, rainy swamp.
  • Convection Schmonvection: Mt. Shuem, Wesley's gym, Mt. Vulcan, and Luke's gym are full of lava.
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  • Cool Train: You take a train to the World Championship.
  • Disappeared Dad: Unlike the canon games, this is justified.
  • Disc-One Nuke: You can get the TM for Flamethrower before the second badge.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Gym leader Atlas, Zhery's Elite Four Aisey, and Lauren's Elite Four Weiss specialize in Ground types.
  • Early Game Hell: Trainers in the early game tend to use four or five Pokémon rather than the usual one.
  • Eldritch Location: The Distortion World, as in Pokémon Platinum.
  • Escaped Animal Rampage: Several Pokémon have escaped from Ricyan City's zoo and you have to find them before Soka will face you.
  • Floating Continent: Skyner City was built above the clouds.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation:
    • The first time Lunick and Solana are met, they say their battle ended in a draw, even though that's not possible in gameplay.
    • Blair flies away on his Staraptor even though it wasn't on his team during the battle he had with you.
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  • Heroic Mime: Averted with the player character.
  • An Ice Person: Gym leader Sophia specializes in Ice types.
  • Inevitable Tournament: The last event of the game is the World Championship, where you face Ash Ketchum as the final trainer.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!:
    • Gym leader Wesley and Lauren's Elite Four Rayne specialize in Dragon types.
    • The Zhery region's champion, Kaori, uses Charizard, Garchomp, Salamence, and Haxorus on his team.
    • The Lauren region's champion, Blake, uses Charizard, Garchomp, and Hydreigon on his team.
  • Lava is Boiling Kool-Aid: A new HM called Lava Surf allows you to surf over lava.
  • Lethal Lava Land:
    • Mt. Shuem is full of lava that you can travel over with Lava Surf.
    • Mt. Vulcan, which you have to travel through before you can face Luke.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters: You end up with 8 rivals as the game progresses.
  • Lost Woods: Inhore Woods and Dardusk Woods serve as this.
  • Non-Elemental: Aizen is a Normal type gym leader.
  • Ominous Fog: Thomas' gym is full of it.
  • Original Generation:
    • The Zhery and Lauren regions, both of which the game takes place in.
    • Team Steam, the villainous organization.
  • Piñata Enemy: Defeated Venipede give experience comparable to Blissey.
  • Playing with Fire: Gym leader Luke specializes in Fire types.
  • Poisonous Person: Gym leader Soka and Lauren's Elite Four Robin specialize in Poison types.
  • Schrödinger's Player Character
  • Shifting Sand Land: Route 411 is a desert.
  • Sky Surfing: A new TM called Glide allows you to fly over certain parts of the Lauren region.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Mt. Winter, Route 414, Route 415, Snowce City, Mt. Icestorm, and Mt. Kyuem are this.
  • Take Over the World: Team Steam's goal is to conquer the world.
  • Under the Sea: Parts of Zhery's Victory Road take place underwater.
  • Welcome to Corneria: A variation in a series where talking to everyone in a town would lead you to what's next. While a bunch of NPC characters that aren't important to the story do have something unique to say to you at times, several NPC characters share the same messages with other NPC characters, even if they are right next to each other. This leads to some unique dialogue from some NPC characters with the rest of them either sharing the same dialogue.
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