Things that Need to Happen in Pokemon Diamond and Pearl Remakes

I think the generation 4 Pokemon games get a bit too much hate. For all their faults, they did bring a lot of changes that have shaped the series into what it is today. The changes it brought to the battle system, as well as how it made these mechanics easily accessible to the player, completely revolutionized competitive play (though the advent of wifi definitely helped).

That said... These games have issues. Some were minor flaws that were annoying at worst, but others completely killed the experience for some people. If these games were to be remade, here are some things that need to be fixed.

The Top Ten

1 Fix the game's speed

I despise replaying DPPt for this reason. I mean sure, some other generations were also slow but NOT THROUGH THE ENTIRE GAME. What were they thinking? - Rue

Wait, so slow pace doesn't just apply to Gen IV's story? Hopefully, if it were to be released on the Nintendo 3DS (I'm not sure my parents are going to let me buy a Nintendo Switch), data processing speed won't be a problem. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The games were not THAT slow. Everyone exaggerates this. - KalloFox34

2 Base the story on Platinum, not Diamond and Pearl

Platinum's story was godly. - Userguy44

We don't need another Delta episode treatment. We want the full package. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I agree, the story of Platinum was superior. - Rue

3 Expand the Battle Frontier
4 Make the Event Legendaries part of the main game

Finding Arceus the way it originally intended as a non event would be bad ass. - Rue

5 Add more evolutions to old Pokemon

Instead of making crappy Pokemon knockoffs of each other (Example: Hoothoot - Rowlett) they should just make more evolutions - TwilightKitsune

Komala would be a much desired candidate for me that should get a new evolutionary stage. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

This doesn't happen with remakes, it happens with next gen introductary games for the said next gen. (For example: XY) - Rue

6 Add More Mega Evolutions

Gen 4 pokemon I would not mind getting a mega:
luxray, purugly, ambipom, bronzing, tangrowth, gallade, togekiss, yanmega, uxie, mespirit, azelf and cresselia. (the starters too but eh)

The Z-Moves had their spotlight, so now it's time for what we really want: more Mega Evolutions. Game Freak, I need a Mega Flygon (and maybe a Mega Milotic? ) ASAP. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Mega Sinnoh Starters. Especially, Infernape.

7 Overhaul the Great Marsh
8 Upgrade the online capabilities

Didn't Gen 5 have voice chat? I swear I was talking to a friend and his wife through trading in BW2 - Rue

9 Expand the Underground

THE UNDERGROUND IS THE BEST THING EVER! YOU COULD INTERACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE AND LIKE MAKE YOUR OWN SECRET BASES AND DECORATE THEM AND STUFF! NOT TO MENTION STEALING FLAGS! SET TRAPS AND DIG UP STUFF!
BRING THIS BACK AND MAKE IT SO WE CAN PLAY IT ONLINE AND NOT JUST WITH THAT LOCAL WIRELESS THING!

10 Make contests less luck-based

I don't see why you say that contests are luck-based. I worked on strategies, making pokeblocks, and working on perfect movesets for a short amount of time and I now find that master rank is too easy. Even beating Lisia, Wallace, and Chaz, sometimes all in one contest, is way too easy. So I say make contests more fun and challenging by making them more like the contests in the anime. Contests require strategy not luck.

I hated gen 4 contests, ESPECIALLY with making poffins to give pokemon certain contest stats. Making those made my hand acke so bad - Rue

The Contenders

11 Give Arceus a "1000 arms" form

And this form gains the Protean ability - KalloFox34

This just sounds hilarious when picturing it. - Wolftail

12 Bring back the Game Corner

They can't. Gamefreak doesn't want to lose the E for everyone rating and in other countries, having some kind of "gambling" goes against that rating. We lost game corners literally because of controversy with parents not wanting "their children influenced by gambling" - Rue

13 Give Cheren a Boss Battle

HE ALREADY HAD ONE IN BW.

No. Bad. Bad people. - mattstat716

14 Bring back Lillie

Is this assuming that we won't have a follow up game for Pokemon Sun and Moon? Can we chill and wait before we yell stuff like "BRING BACK LILLIE", she still has a chance of coming back to Alola. - Rue

Well,I wouldn't want her in the storyline (It's taking place in Sinnoh) but I would love it if she became a trainer and battles in the Battle Frontier,This would be her team in my opinion:
Pokemon Following: Alolan Vulpix (Not in battle,Only following her around)
Team: Alolan Ninetales,Alolan Sandslash,Alolan Marowak,Alolan Raichu,Solgaleo (Reference to the anime since I viewed Lillie a bit more of a trainer to Nebby in the games instead of Ash in the anime),Lycanroc (Midday) - DemonSpiritGhostKitten

15 Bring back Guzma
16 More Z-Moves

Uhh... Z-Moves were created in Pokemon sun and moon...

17 More fire types available during the story

I HATED THE FACT THERE WAS BARELY ANY FIRE TYPES...LIKE...All there was is Chimchar's evo line and the Ponyta line outside of Platnium. (HELL, they gave the Flint stuff like Steelix and Lopunny because there wasn't enough fire types) And what did Platnium give us...? Just the Magmar line? - Rue

18 Bring back walking pokemon

You as a trainer should get to have your pokemon traveling alongside you. You should get to choose which ones will follow you on your journey at any given time and in any place.

19 Make Sinnoh open world on the switch
20 Nerf the EXP Share until after the main story

I think it is personally better after the 4th or 6th gym,Because if it is right after,It will take FOREVER to balance your team.
EDIT: At second thought,Early in-game but don't make it too overpowered like it was in XY.Personally, I think it is not the EXP Shares fault,I think it is the programmers for overpowering teams with it. But if it gave an decent amount of EXP that cause 2 pokemon to be 1-4 levels above most trainers and some just right usually,Then if it comes early and isn't overpowered,Then it's all good. - DemonSpiritGhostKitten

Why don't people turn it off when they feel like they are getting too overleveled? I did this with XY/SM so I don't accidentally over level. There isn't anything wrong with temporarily shutting it off. - Rue

This made my Incineroar and Snorlax overpowered early in the main story in Pokémon Sun, so I had to deposit them for lesser OP Pokémon to really challenge myself. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

21 More Mega Evolutions
22 Make Regigigas usable
23 Playable on both 3Ds and Switch
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