A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Light lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and friendship amidst the Pokemon catching.
Positive Role Models
Ash, Brock, and Dawn are committed, determined.
Violence & Scariness
Fantasy violence, lightening bolts, explosions, etc., no one gets hurt.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Dating, finding a woman, love briefly discussed.
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Products & Purchases
Popular Pokémon characters, etc. that are part of merchandising franchise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pokémon: Diamond And Pearl is based on the fourth generation of the Pokémon video games. Like the other anime series in the popular franchise, it contains lots of fantasy violence. It also offers some life lessons about friendship, trying hard, and working to realize your dreams. There are a few references to romance, but nothing to worry about; this is pretty mild and Pokemon fans will enjoy it.
Is It Any Good?
This fun series, which is based on the fourth generation of Pokémon video games, stays true to its roots by combining action-packed moments with life lessons. The new characters are fun, but the iconic Pokémon battles continue to remain central to the show.
Older Pokémon fans may feel a sense of nostalgia as they watch their favorite Pokémon use their unique powers and personalities to battle it out against others, and on occasion, their trainers. But no doubt that Diamond and Pearl will entertain a new generation of viewers.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.