Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
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and Pearl Adventure!
(Pocket Monsters Diamond-Pearl Legend: Pokémon DP)
|Genre||Action-adventure, fantasy comedy-drama|
|Written by||Shigekatsu Ihara|
|English publisher||Chuang Yi|
|Original run||2008 – 2010|
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! (sometimes abbreviated as DPA) is a Pokémon manga based on Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. The series is written and illustrated by Shigekatsu Ihara and published by Shogakukan. All eight volumes have been translated into English, and released in North America by Viz Media. Viz Media's translation was licensed by Singapore publisher Chuang Yi, who have released all eight volumes as well, with the first volume of Chuang Yi's version being released two years after Viz Media's version.
A young boy, Hareta, and his friends are trying to find Dialga. Hareta was allowed to live in the woods with Pokémon, which helps him bond with newly captured Pokémon. In book one, Hareta meets Mitsumi, Professor Rowan's helper, and a boy named Jun. Professor Rowan gives Hareta his first Pokémon, a Piplup. In this book, Hareta wins the Coal Badge and meets Team Galactic for the first time. He bites one of Team Galactic's Members as well. Hareta catches a Shinx as well. In book two, Hareta enters his first contest. Later, Mitsumi enters and nearly wins. Hareta then meets Team Galactic again in Celestic Town. Hareta picks a fight with Cyrus, and Cyrus tries to get Hareta to join him. After losing to Cyrus, Hareta lays afloat, only to be rescued by Byron. Hareta challenges Byron and loses. Hareta is then instructed to go to Iron Island to train. There, Hareta meets Riley who gives him an egg. Riley and Hareta then have to beat Team Galactic yet again and Hareta's egg hatches in Riolu. Hareta trains for a month then comes out with an Onix, a Geodude, and a Zubat. Book three contains a large fight between Team Galactic and Hareta over the Legendary Azelf. Hareta once again, with help from all the Gym leaders, defeats Team Galactic. He wins by having Azelf power him with willpower. In book four, Hareta meets gym leader Candice. Hareta wins the battle and capture the legendary Pokémon Regigigas. Then Bryon, Hareta, and other gym leaders try to attack Galactic headquarters, but all except Bryon and Hareta went in to jail. Hareta realized that his best friend Mitsumi joined team Galactic. Hareta fights her and the end of the battle continues in book five. in the end Hareta defeats Mitsumi and goes on to face Cryus but at that time Cryus has collected all three legendary Pokémon and is starting to make the red chain the only object to call Dialga and control him.
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- Hareta (Japanese: ハレタ), the main character and the adopted grandson of Professor Rowan. He lived most of his life in the forest with wild Pokémon, practically thinking himself as one. His clothes indicate that he is based on Lucas; however, his hairstyle is vastly different and his vest lacks the white stripe that appears on that of Lucas.
- Piplup (Japanese: Pochama), Hareta's starter Pokémon. Piplup is stubborn and hard to get along with at first, but after a while Hareta and Piplup's friendship becomes stronger, helping them win battles.
- Mitsumi (Japanese: ミツミ) is a main character and the assistant of Professor Rowan. Her clothing implies that she is based on Dawn, albeit with a clearly distinctive hairstyle. An orphan, she was raised by Cyrus to be Team Galactic's "Ultimate Fighting Machine". She became extremely skilled, and easily destroyed anything or anyone Cyrus told her to. However, when she was ordered to destroy Professor Rowan's lab, Rowan convinced her that Pokémon are more than just tools, and she defected from Team Galactic, becoming Rowan's assistant. Later, she came along with Hareta to find Dialga. After she went to Lake Acuity, Cyrus managed to capture Mitsumi's Eevee. With Cyrus threatening to kill Eevee if she disobeyed him, Mitsumi was forced to rejoin Team Galactic and fought Hareta. After losing, she quit Team Galactic again, causing Jupiter to explode the room she was in, apparently killing her; later, it turns out that Jun had saved Mitsumi and Eevee at the last second by protecting them from the explosion with Light Screen.
- Jun (Japanese: ジュン) is based on Barry, but is more of Hareta's friend as opposed to his rival. Jun has a crush on Mitsumi. He is a very strong Trainer, with some strong Pokémon at his disposal.
- Professor Rowan(Japanese: ナナカマド博士 Dr. Nanakamado) adopted Hareta as a grandson; however, on seeing Hareta's ability to understand the souls of Pokémon, he felt it was best to leave him out in the forest with his Pokémon friends to care for him. Deciding it would help the boy to travel and see the world, the Professor decided he should be a Pokémon Trainer and travel with his assistant, Mitsumi, and one of his Pokémon, Piplup.
- Byron (Japanese: トウガン Tougan) finds Hareta washed up on the shore after having been defeated by Cyrus. Byron takes Hareta in and allows him to regain his strength before putting him through a rigorous training session similar to what he put Roark through years ago.
- Cyrus (Japanese: アカギ Akagi) is Team Galactic's leader.
List of Chapters
Release Date: April 1, 2008
- Chapter 1: In Search of the Legendary Pokémon Dialga!!
- Chapter 2: Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!
- Chapter 3: The Mystery Boy, Jun!!
- Chapter 4: Win with Teamwork!!
- Chapter 5: Find Munchlax!!
Release Date: September 2, 2008
- Chapter 1: Beauty Contest: The Pokémon Super Contest!!
- Chapter 2: Dialga's Secret Keys!!
- Chapter 3: Team Galactic's Conspiracy, Revealed!!
- Chapter 4: Challenge! The Fortress Of Steel!!
- Chapter 5: Serious Training on Iron Island!!
Release Date: February 3, 2009
- Chapter 1: The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
- Chapter 2: A Battle Of Wills
- Chapter 3: The Battle Rages On
- Special Chapter: Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1)
- Special Chapter: Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 2)
Release Date: June 2, 2009
- Chapter 1: A Novel Test!!
- Chapter 2: An Enormous Power Awakens!
- Chapter 3: Team Galactic's Greatest Warrior
- Chapter 4: Clash! Hareta vs. Mitsumi!!
- Special Chapter: The Tale of Hareta and Shaymin
Currently listed titles for the following volumes are translated from the Japanese versions and are subject to change upon English release.
Release Date: October 6, 2009
- Chapter 1: Battle Against Team Galactic...and Mitsumi!
- Chapter 2: (Violent)Earthquake! Cyrus's Consuming Ambition!!
- Chapter 3: The Advent of the Legendary Pokémon!!
- Chapter 4: Will Hareta's Wish Get Through?!
- Chapter 5: Bonds Connect Across Space-Time
Release Date: March 2, 2010
- Chapter 1: A New Battle Begins!
- Chapter 2: Hareta's Heart's Desire
- Chapter 3: Clash! Hareta vs. Koya
- Chapter 4: Hearts and Spirits Collide
- Chapter 5: Clash! Hareta vs.Jun
- Special Chapter: Mitsumi's Wish
- Chapter 1: Look for Giratina!
- Chapter 2: A Clash! Hareta vs. Charon
- Chapter 3: The Anger of Legendary Pokémon Heatran
- Chapter 4: Hareta's Excellent New Partner... Minun?!
- Chapter 5: Charon Must Be Stopped!
- Special Chapter: Return to Hareta's Home Forest!
Release Date: November 2, 2010 
- Chapter 1: The Birth of the Greatest Tag Team?!
- Chapter 2: Koya's Sad Reunion
- Chapter 3: Enter the Distortion World!!
- Chapter 4: Hareta's Fierce Battle!!
- Final Chapter: Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!
- Special Chapter: Hareta's Future
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- Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! on Bulbapedia