Everything we know about Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

As many guessed, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl are getting remakes! Announced during today’s Pokémon Presents, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will bring players back to Sinnoh.

Developed by ILCA, Inc., and directed by Junichi Masuda (GAME FREAK) and Yuichi Ueda (ILCA), Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl enable fans to experience the original story and game features from Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl in a fresh way. The original games have been faithfully reproduced and colorfully revitalized for Nintendo Switch. The sense of scale of the towns and routes has been carefully preserved, and fans who played the original games will recognize many familiar places. These games are updated with the easy-to-understand, player-friendly conveniences introduced in recent Pokémon core series video games, in addition to up-close-and-personal Pokémon battle scenes.

Trainers will choose either Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey. Along the way, they will be able to encounter the Legendary Pokémon Dialga in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and the Legendary Pokémon Palkia in Pokémon Shining Pearl.

Official description


Players are able to pick Turtwig, Chimchar or Piplup to begin their journey. Later in the story, they’ll also encounter Legendary Pokémon such as Dialga, in Brilliant Diamond, or Palkia, in Shining Pearl.


Lucas and Dawn from Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Like the original Diamond and Pearl, you’ll choose to play as the male protagonist, Lucas, or female protagonist, Dawn. You’ll also get to fight against your rival, Barry.


The game takes place in the Sinnoh region, which appears to be much like what players experienced in the 2006 games.



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