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How can players obtain the Azure Flute in Pokemon Diamond?

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As of July 2014, players cannot obtain an Azure Flute in Pokemon Diamond through any legitimate means. Nintendo originally intended to release the item through a Japanese event, but later cancelled the plan.

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The Azure Flute is a unique item in the Pokemon universe, as it is one of the only items unobtainable through traditional means. The Azure Flute was originally intended to be an event item, which is a type of item that was only distributed at local Nintendo events in Japan. However, according to Bulbapedia, plans to release the Azure Flute to the public were cancelled when the game's developers at Game Freak found the item too confusing for players.

Although the general public does not have access to the Azure Flute, the files for the item are still contained within the game. Players have figured out that playing the Azure Flute at the Hall of Origin will cause a secret staircase to appear, which can be used to reach the atrium of the hall, where the Pokemon Arceus can be caught.

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