Pokemon Adventures Diamond and Pearl Platinum Volume Seven is a manga based on the Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl video games. The manga was written by Hidenori Kusaka, and the art was done by Satoshi Yamamoto. Viz Media released this manga in North America through its VizKids imprint in 2013. Pokemon Adventures Diamond and Pearl Platinum is rated “A,” which means it is suitable for readers of all ages.
In Volume Seven, Team Galactic finally launches its plan to bomb the three lakes in the Sinnoh region where three Legendary Pokemon reside. Dia goes to Lake Verity, Platinum (aka Lady) goes to Lake Acuity with Candice and Maylene, and Pearl goes to Lake Valor with Rad Rickshaw.
As one would expect, all three of our main protagonists have run-ins with members of Team Galactic when they reach the lakes. Unfortunately, Team Galactic end up succeeding in what they were trying to accomplish. This causes Dia to end up aboard a Team Galactic ship without being detected, Pearl training with the gym leader Crusher Wake, and the introduction of the Sunyshore gym leader.
The gym leader at Sunyshore Gym bears a bit of a physical resemblance to Minato Namikaze, the Fourth Hokage in Naruto. For this character’s appearance during the last chapter of this volume, I had to remind myself that I was reading a Pokemon manga so I wouldn’t think of him as Minato.
When I finished Volume Six, I knew that Team Galactic’s plan would have to be launched during Volume Seven, but I also thought there was a chance that this manga series could have also potentially ended. However, there is still at least one more volume to go.
With the way the story was developed, it ended up needing at least one more volume to get through the story. After doing some quick research, I discovered there’s actually still two more volumes left in Pokemon Adventures Diamond and Pearl Platinum. Hopefully, the story will actually need both volumes and not be stretched out unnecessarily, because by the end of Volume Seven, it’s obvious that the story is starting to wind down.