New Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus details revealed

The Pokémon Company International has revealed new details about the upcoming Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, as well as bonuses for Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Ramanas Park has been unveiled as a post-game feature, accessible after you enter the Hall of Fame. The rooms there will allow players to enter special cartridges, er, slates to summon a Legendary Pokémon. Slates can be found throughout the game and some Legendary Pokémon will be version exclusive.

  • Raikou, Entei, Suicune and Ho-Oh are exclusive to Brilliant Diamond
  • Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres and Lugia are exclusive to Shining Pearl

There are also some special in-game Mythical Pokémon to receive if you have save files of past games:

  • Jirachi for players of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield
  • Mew for players of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!

Initial patch details

Ver. 1.1.0 (Releasing November 11, 2021)

  • Communication functions added for the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, Union Room, and Mystery Gift
    • You’ll be able to enjoy local and internet communication functions of game features like the Grand Underground, Super Contest Shows, and the Union Room. You’ll also be able to receive gifts via Mystery Gift.
  • Post–Hall of Fame elements added
    • Some game elements you’ll be able to enjoy after entering the Hall of Fame, such as Ramanas Park, will be implemented.
    • Note: If you have game data that reflects that you have already entered the Hall of Fame, you can play these elements immediately after updating the software.
  • Some in-game movies and animation added
    • Certain animated scenes and movies, including the opening movie that plays when the software is opened and the ending movie, will be implemented.
    • Note: An opening movie has been added that plays when the software is opened. You can see it by closing the game and re-opening it with existing save data.
    • Note: An ending movie has been added. Even if you have already reflected entering the Hall of Fame on your save data, you can see the ending by entering the Hall of Fame again.
  • Some issues have also been fixed for more pleasant gameplay.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus in-game bonuses

Like Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Legends: Arceus will also have bonuses for players who have save files from past Pokémon games.

  • Sword and Shield players can get a special research request that ultimately allows them to catch Shaymin (Land Forme), as well as receive a Shaymin Kimono Set
  • Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! players can get special masks based on Pikachu and Eevee

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