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Why doesn't Platinum have a corresponding game?

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Heartgold and Soulsilver
Pearl and Diamond
Black and white.

What about Platinum? Is there another game that showed up on the adds.

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In each generation there is what's referred to as a 'third game'. First they start with a pair of games, e.g. Black/White, Diamond/Pearl.

Then they essentially 'remake' the game and add a bunch more features they didn't pack into it first time. Platinum is the same game as Diamond/Pearl with a few extras like the Distortion World, Battle Tower and so on.

Since generation III there have also been remakes of previous generations. We had FireRed/LeafGreen, then HeartGold/SoulSilver. Adding another 'third game' to those would be pushing it too far.

The third games that have come out so far are:
- Yellow (gen I)
- Crystal (gen II)
- Emerald (gen III)
- Platinum (gen IV)

No word on gen V yet but I'm guessing it will be called Pokemon Rainbow! Or maybe Pokemon Grey, but that sounds pretty dull.

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Game Freak bought the trademark, "PKMN GREY" last year, so that's extremely likely, unless they decide to change it.
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The reason is that it it similar to diamond and pearl. Same thing with pokemon emerald and crystal,they don't have corresponding games,but are similar to ruby/sapphire and the regular gold/silver.

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Why did this get voted down? It's a good answer.