Pokemon Diamond and Pearl is an okay series, if you like the reusing of ideas! They reused all the good, cool, old ideas of the original series which just ticks me off, I mean, how lame can they get. They reused the "fire type gets abandoned and Ash gets it" idea is just like with Charmander, only Charmander was better! I hate the "Pikachu loses to Raichu one, then wins the next time," thing, it gets sooooooooooo old, and I refuse to take it any longer! They also reused the "Ash gives Pikachu a thunderstone, but it doesn't evolue," that drives me crazy. The next time he gets a thunderstone something should evolue! I also hate how mean Paul is to his Pokemon, that is just stupid, I mean, it's suppose to represent the American trainer, how insulting! I mean, I am NOT that mean, no one is! Then, Ash gets Buizel, he gets everything good, let someone else have the strong Pokemon for once, jeeze! I'm sorry but there is nothing good to say about it except, The new starters are okay, that's all! Ash's Pokemon use to have personalities, not they all act the same, it's redictulous! And Buizel's personality gets on my nerves, why can't it NOTE act like Ash's awesome Charizard, because it's stupid, that's why! And Ash always losing to the first gym leader once, then train for ONE day and beat them, that's stupid and IMPOSSIBLE!!! If I had to rate it for it's reuse of ideas, I'd give it a one, worse series ever. Must I say more? Ash hasn't grown or gotten more mature in the late 10 YEARS!!!