How to download an emulator to play Pokemon platinum ROM?

Everyone loves to play out their favorite series from the television example Pokemon. Pokemon is one of the amazing cartoon series which has almost millions of viewers and still most of the people watch it online. Pokemon comes in various games version and Pokemon platinum is among one of them. It is a role-playing video game that has been developed by the game freak company and later released for Nintendo. You may call it the fourth generation of the Pokemon game series.

Pokemon platinum is first released in Japan on 13 September 2008 and later on the other countries after various approvals. The mascot of Pokemon in this video game is Giratina (one of the main characters of this video game). Players can even explore the large part of the mountains, water part and grass part over the video game. Although, It could be an interesting adventure for the players.

How to download an emulator to play Pokemon platinum ROM?

We know that Pokemon is currently not available for any of the devices except nintendo. However, if you want to play this game over any other platform then you have to download and install the Nintendo emulator in order to play this video game.

There are various types of emulators available for playing this video game is available over the internet. Some of them come with a price tag and some of them even available to download at no extra cost.

I am generally giving an example for Android mobile phone users. They can generally download and install any of the free emulators from any APK or google play store website. However, they do have to enable “unknown sources installation” under the settings to install the application.

The list of emulators are: 

  • My Boy! Free – GBA Emulator
  • John GBA Lite – GBA emulator
  • OpenEmu
  • Visual Boy Advance
  • GBA4iOS, VBA-M for Mac
  • VBA-M for Windows
  • iNDS.

If budget is not an issue for you then you can also opt for some of the paid GBA emulators for a better experience. Once the emulator is installed, you can directly load the Pokemon Platinum ROM and play it on your android device.

Pokemon Platinum Version (US) – NDS ROM FREE DOWNLOAD

There are various updates of Pokemon Platinum which has been released in recent years. The latest version has a file size of 46.3 MB and it also includes the Nintendo DS emulator for further playing as well.

However, there are some precautions that you should know before downloading or playing this video game.

  • You will have to purchase a flash card. An R4i Gold 3DS or DSTWO Plus which is usually recommended for the platinum version. They are legal in USA. Although, you need to check in your country to avoid any further complications.
  • You will have to download the firmware from the official website only and later extract it to the root of your SD card.
  • You will have to download the particular ROM for further playing.
  • After that, you will have to plug in the flashcard along with the ROM on the emulator for the smooth gaming experience.

Apart from Pokemon Platinum ROM, there are many other pokemon games are available to download for free from the internet.


Pokemon platinum was praised as one of the best games of the Pokemon franchise. It got the ratings of 84% in-game rankings. Pokemon platinum was also criticized by many other games but to be an instance, It was one of the fastest-selling games in Japan which sold almost 7 million copies till march 31, 2010.


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