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Super Mario Galaxy mod lets Mario run around in Pokemon Diamond

Gotta catch'em all, Mario!

Nintendo fans are always cooking up unique mods for Nintendo's games, and the latest mashes up two complete different genres. In the video above, you can see the Super Mario Galaxy version of Mario running around in Pokemon Diamond's Sinnoh region. We're not quite sure what convinced modder RiazorMC to bring these two games together, but the results are nonetheless impressive!

Thanks to CM30 for the heads up!

Cynthia and Garchomp ARTFX J figurine on the way

Diamond and Pearl favorites

Kotobukiya has announced another Pokemon-related figurine on the way, and it's scheduled for release in 2021.

The company has revealed that they're working on an ARTFX J figurine for Cynthia and Garchomp, who first made their debut in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. 2021 will mark the 15th anniversary of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, making it the perfect time for this figurine set to release!

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Orchestral Tribute Album Announced

A new Pokemon tribute

SEATTLE - November 14, 2019 - Materia Collective is excited to announce Time & Space, a grandiose orchestral arrangement album that explores the rich mythos of the Sinnoh region in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. Arranger Braxton Burks is no stranger to the world of Pokémon with Billboard-charting albums dedicated to other regions, including Johto Legends, Kanto Symphony, and the Double Team! tribute albums. Time & Space offers 16 epic arrangements that convey the beauty and ferocity of Sinnoh's protectors, weaving a riveting musical narrative around the games' most iconic Pokémon battles. Time & Space is available for pre-order in digital and CD formats today and will release on November 22, 2019 wherever digital music is sold:

Time & Space on All Storefronts

"The soundtrack to the games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl marked a large departure from GAME FREAK's typical music production style, which up to that point had mostly been constrained by the low fidelity instruments of the Game Boy and Game Boy Advance era," comments Braxton Burks. "With the Nintendo DS hardware came room for the composers to write music with higher quality synths, electronics, and drums, expanding their palette to encompass a broad range of genres. This inspired me to experiment with my own palette and break orchestration conventions for Time & Space. Instead of writing pure orchestral versions of themes, I opted for a more hybrid approach: using percussion, synths, and other non-orchestral instruments to complement the acoustic elements of my pieces and adding further depth to the base arrangements. Overall, I'm very happy with the result! I feel like the battle tracks from this album in particular have the most impact of any Pokémon tracks I've had the pleasure of arranging."

Time & Space Physical CD Edition on Bandcamp

Several live performers are featured throughout Time & Space, including woodwinds player Kristin Naigus, vocalist Reven, pianist Augustine Mayuga Gonzales, and the Videri String Quartet, all of whom bring the most memorable moments from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl to life. Key arrangements include a new take on the sleepy hometown with vocals by Reven in "Twinleaf Town," a grand orchestral re-imagining of the ethereal theme "Eterna Forest" featuring Kristin Naigus, and the unforgettable themes of the legendary Pokémon in "Battle at Spear Pillar! Dialga and Palkia."

RUMOR - Pokémon merchandise production may point to upcoming Gen 4 remakes

YouTuber and owner of the website "Pokéshopper" certainly has his knowledge on Pokémon merchandise production. According to him, many Generation 4 products will begin reproduction as soon as December 2019. This definitely raises speculation for upcoming Sinnoh remakes! In late 2016 / early 2017, production began to ramp up on Kanto merchandise, which lead to the release of Pokémon Let's Go! We'll have to wait and see what The Pokémon Company has in store for us!

Did You Know Gaming - Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding Pokemon Diamond and Pearl, as well as Pokémon Platinum.