Darkrai and Arceus coming to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Two Mythical Pokémon will soon be available to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl owners, but one of them will only be here for a limited time!

UPDATE: In addition to adding Arceus (which is not Shiny-locked), version 1.3.0 also adds the Global Wonder Station, or GWS, to Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. This feature had been blocked since the games’ release.

How to receive Darkrai in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl

The Member Card item will be given as a gift from 11:24 p.m. PT Friday, April 1, until 1:28 p.m. PT Sat., April 30, 2022. After obtaining the item by selecting Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift feature in-game and fulfilling specific conditions—players must have entered the Hall of Fame, obtained the National Pokédex, and completed the in-game event for Cresselia — they will be able to go to Newmoon Island, where the Mythical Pokémon Darkrai can be found.

How to receive Arceus in Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl

To encounter Arceus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl, players must update their game to version 1.3.0 (coming March 16) and have a Pokémon Legends: Arceus save file on their Nintendo Switch system with all the main missions completed. They can then receive the Azure Flute item in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Pokémon Shining Pearl after entering the Hall of Fame and obtaining the National Pokédex. Once these conditions are met, players can go to the entrance of the Spear Pillar and the Mythical Pokémon Arceus will reveal itself.

I’m sure that players will be happy to finally add these two to their collections in the Gen IV remakes! Let us know in the comments or on Discord what you think!