The build-up to this generation was a somewhat odd one. It all began in May 2004 when a new Pokémon was revealed to be in the upcoming movie, Destiny Deoxys. This came as a shock to most players, especially as it was the pre-evolved form of a classic, Snorlax. Soon after, Pokémon Emerald was revealed and released with no sign of it. Then, in October 2004 and hidden away in a release listing on Nintendo Japan's website, a listing for Pokémon Pearl and Diamond was placed with a planned release of Autumn 2005.